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1865 shipwreck may offer up $180M
August 17, 2003
Explorers believe they have found the sunken remains of an 1860s steamer that could yield the richest cargo ever recovered from a shipwreck: thousands of gold coins worth as much as $180 million.
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August 17, 2003
Calendar
August 17, 2003
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities during the week for residents age 55 and older. Future seniors are allowed to participate if space permits. Call Senior Services at 842-0543 for more information.
Horoscopes
August 17, 2003
For Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003.
White-collar workers adjust to lower wages
Many employees swallow pride when accepting ‘survival jobs’
August 17, 2003
Tom Calderini used to supervise three teams of software programmers spread across two states and an office overseas, but that job never tested his “people skills” quite like this.
From James to Jenny
Memoirs recount professor’s gender transition
August 17, 2003
A loving husband and father, acclaimed novelist, respected professor at Colby College and keyboardist in a rock ‘n’ roll band, James Finney Boylan had an enviable life that overflowed with success and happiness.
Florida slips as top retirement spot
August 17, 2003
Frank Falsetti doesn’t want to retire to Florida like his parents did, so the former New York stock broker is trading his Long Island home for a gated community in northern Virginia, 35 minutes from his kids.
The squawk over Hawks
Jayhawks on Parade ruffles feathers, hatches public art debate
August 17, 2003
Lawrence muralist Dave Loewenstein caught his first glimpse of a university mascot parading as art last year while vacationing in Oregon. He was walking the streets of Eugene, and as he neared the University of Oregon campus, “garishly painted” fiberglass ducks began appearing everywhere. “I remember saying to myself, ‘At least we haven’t done THAT in Lawrence.’
Elder abuse cases on rise in area
Reports in Douglas County outpace state increase
August 17, 2003
Elderly, trusting and with his mental abilities on the decline, 83-year-old Walter Puckett may as well have a bull’s-eye painted on his back. “It’s a pool of piranhas,” said his daughter Cynthia Davis. “The opportunists are circling like buzzards.”
Tradition vs. technology
Costly federal mandate perplexes county officials
August 17, 2003
Douglas County commissioners are getting set for the Bout of the Ballot Box, a battle they see as an unfair match of tradition vs. technology, ballots vs. bytes, community government vs. federal mandates.
Human error in Ohio suspected as cause of blackout
August 17, 2003
A failure to contain problems with three transmission lines just south of Cleveland was the likely trigger of the nation’s biggest power blackout, a leading investigator said Saturday.
Summit targeted for terror, Thai leader says
August 17, 2003
Hambali, alleged mastermind of al-Qaida’s campaign of bombings in Southeast Asia, was plotting new terror attacks when he was captured last week, possibly against a Bangkok summit President Bush is due to attend, Thailand’s prime minister said Saturday.
KU researcher gets buzz from ancient bee species
August 17, 2003
The honeybee came from Europe to America with the first settlers. Indians always knew when the colonists were encroaching because their bees preceded them. That’s why the Indians called them “white man’s flies.”
Corporate art collection defies industry trend
August 17, 2003
Legend has it that in 1958, when General Mills moved into its new headquarters, Charlie Bell, who was then the company’s president, took a look around and said, “It’s too gray in here. We’ve got to do something to enliven this building.”
SEC injunctions won’t leave wiggle room anymore
August 17, 2003
If you remember the book or movie “All the President’s Men,” you may recall the “nondenial denial” issued by the Nixon folks during Watergate.
Cartier sees strength in the dragon’s kiss
August 17, 2003
Half the trick of tracking fashion trends is identifying which of yesterday’s eras are being mimicked by today’s new clothes. Making the connection to the 1960s, for instance, probably means go-go boots will arrive on the heels of micro-miniskirts.
Producer pleads guilty in Seagal shakedown
August 17, 2003
A former business partner of Steven Seagal’s admitted Wednesday that he plotted to have the mob shake down the action-film star.
California poll shows tight race
August 17, 2003
California’s lieutenant governor is in a tight race with actor Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leading candidates to succeed Gray Davis if voters decide to oust the Democratic governor, according to a poll released Saturday.
Commission to meet
August 17, 2003
Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission will conduct a public meeting and hearing at Liberal’s Depot Thursday. The afternoon session will begin at 1:30 p.m. and the evening public hearing at 7 p.m. Among items on the agenda are the setting of migratory birds seasons and creation of a special deer unit in southeast Kansas.
Sparks clip Comets, retake lead in West
August 17, 2003
DeLisha Milton scored 18 points and the Los Angeles Sparks took over the top spot in the Western Conference with a 64-63 win Saturday over the Houston Comets.
Poet’s new volume returns to angry, political roots
August 17, 2003
In a way, poet C.K. Williams has mellowed with age. He is now 66, and has two grandsons, a country house in Normandy, a Pulitzer Prize and a new book on the way.
Dictator Idi Amin dies without repenting
Former leader of Uganda left legacy of torture and death
August 17, 2003
For many Ugandans, the death of former dictator Idi Amin on Saturday severed the last link to an era best forgotten: eight years of brutal rule defined by the deaths of up to 300,000 people and the memory of thousands of hastily disposed bodies collecting in Lake Victoria.
Four former city standouts taking different career paths
Lawrence and Free State highs have turned out many college standouts over the years. Here’s a look at four of them who have excelled at the university level.
August 17, 2003
¢ Laura Gravino ¢ Curtis Ledbetter ¢ Todd Trahan ¢ Chris Williams
Oak Hill’s finish among toughest in all of golf
August 17, 2003
Justin Rose knew what awaited him at Oak Hill from watching videotape of Europe’s victory in the 1995 Ryder Cup.
Briefly
August 17, 2003
¢ Holocaust memorial finally under way ¢ 71 detained at march for Hitler deputy Hess ¢ Most-wanted suspect in drug ring arrested ¢ Prime minister defends heat wave response ¢ U.S. officials requested palace for embassy
Bookstore
August 17, 2003
Pickin’ and grinnin’
Banjo innovator Alison Brown enjoying success
August 17, 2003
For a gal born in Connecticut and bred in Southern California, Alison Brown sure has a lot of Nashville bluegrass in her blood. But it wouldn’t be fair — or accurate — to pigeonhole the Grammy Award-winning banjo player. (Audio clips.)
Orchid Pavilion’ fills art gap
August 17, 2003
There’s a method to the timing of the Spencer Museum of Art’s newest exhibition. “The Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Chinese Paintings from the University of Michigan Museum of Art” opened Saturday at the Kansas University museum — just in time for the fall semester and just in time to sit in for the nearest Chinese collection, which is currently closed during renovations at Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Village West offers fun with outdoors theme
New shopping district, sports venues revitalize western Wyandotte County
August 17, 2003
Six years ago, there were only blueprints and a dream. Now, where a few scattered houses once stood in western Wyandotte County, there’s Village West — the state’s top tourist destination.
GOP positions for run against Moore
August 17, 2003
It’s a study in contrast. Republicans are jockeying to challenge Kansas Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore. Meantime, Moore is keeping a high profile by dressing up to deliver packages and hosting a birthday party for Social Security.
Chiefs sail past Vikings
K.C. offense impressive in easy victory
August 17, 2003
The NFL’s highest-scoring offense was starting to feel embarrassed. In two exhibition games covering more than six quarters, the Kansas City offense that led the league in scoring in 2002 had failed to score a touchdown. But Trent Green and Marc Boerigter took care of that with one quick strike Saturday night, connecting on a 59-yard TD pass in the second quarter of a 26-16 victory over Minnesota.
Collision course
School districts that can supplement their budgets with local sales taxes are headed for a confrontation with the state’s school finance formula.
August 17, 2003
The question of how to provide adequate funding for K-12 education in Kansas soon may come to a head.
The Motley Fool
August 17, 2003
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ ABCs of IPOs ¢ The dividend edge ¢ Procter & Gamble delivers with new products ¢ Investor receives cold tip on a penny stock
Students adjust to dorms
August 17, 2003
Ron Mazzoli has just completed a crash course in Dorm Living 101. When he arrived at his student apartment last week in Lowell House on the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Mass., he found the spartan space outfitted with two beds, two desks, a few chairs and not much else. His phone and computer weren’t hooked up, and he hadn’t yet been assigned a mailbox.
Birthday party becomes book drive
August 17, 2003
Heather Cistola had a big birthday party Saturday, and her friends didn’t bring her any presents. Instead, they all brought what 8-year-old Heather and her family had requested: children’s books to be donated for use in community centers, day-care centers and waiting rooms of low-income health-care clinics. The party — to which Heather invited the entire third grade at Prairie Park School — will benefit a community book drive designed to help build children’s literacy skills.
Twins crush Royals
August 17, 2003
Kansas City Royals manager Tony Pena kept saying the Minnesota Twins wouldn’t quit without a fight. He just wishes they wouldn’t go to such lengths to prove him right.
Campbell, Micheel tied; Woods fit to be tied
August 17, 2003
The PGA Championship is known as “Glory’s Last Shot,” and that’s what it was Saturday for Tiger Woods. Now it’s the first big chance for Chad Campbell and Shaun Micheel.
NCAA official seeks end to gambling
Organization’s director of gambling activities tries to beat odds in preventing betting in college sports
August 17, 2003
Bill Saum, the NCAA’s director of gambling activities, knows he can’t catch everyone. That doesn’t mean he won’t try to beat the odds in preventing betting on college sports.
Vick breaks bone in right leg
Falcons’ standout QB will miss at least six weeks
August 17, 2003
Atlanta standout Michael Vick fractured his right fibula Saturday night in a 13-10 exhibition loss to Baltimore, and Falcons owner Arthur Blank said the quarterback would be sidelined at least six weeks.
Seven-week-old to affect two sprints at World meet
Mom Marion Jones to skip; dad Tim Montgomery struggling
August 17, 2003
Although he’s still a long way from crawling, 7-week-old Tim Montgomery already has had a huge impact on the sprinting events at the track and field world championships that start Saturday in a Paris suburb.
People
August 17, 2003
¢ Stripper sues over Affleck article ¢ Movie coincidentally mirrors basketball star’s troubles ¢ Coleman takes diff’rent approach to California governor’s race
KUMC heart researcher leaving
August 17, 2003
A nationally known heart researcher is the latest scientist to leave the Kansas University Medical Center, and his departure is raising questions about the effectiveness of the school’s ties with KU Med, the independent hospital with which it is affiliated.
Downtown park reverberates with blasts of Civil War artillery
August 17, 2003
The sound of cannon fire this weekend is mixing with the sound of traffic in South Park. Union re-enactors fired barrages every few hours Saturday from four cannons and a mortar, much to the delight of onlookers consisting primarily of parents and children.
Historic home up for grabs
August 17, 2003
Available: 239 W. Fourth St., A 5,000-square foot fixer-upper. Five bedrooms, fireplace, stained- glass windows, original woodworking, hardwood floors, large front porch. Price: Free.
Topeka-based publisher finds success with wholesome topics
Ogden Publications revenues increasing
August 17, 2003
Many magazines focus on the latest “in” place to see and be seen and the glitz and glamour of celebrities on pages that smell like pricey perfume. But in Kansas, known for high wheat yields more than high fashion, Bryan Welch is focusing on basic American values with 11 publications, including the old-line GRIT, CAPPER’S and Mother Earth News.
Corrections
August 17, 2003
A photo caption in Friday’s Journal-World incorrectly identified the father of a youngster playing disc golf in Centennial Park. Jon Heeb is the father of Harrison Heeb.
Cities with power outages mostly back to normal
August 17, 2003
At street fairs, in baseball parks, even on the subway, people reveled in the familiar Saturday as the Midwest and Northeast almost fully recovered from the worst power outage in U.S. history.
Diamond stamp honors Washington
August 17, 2003
The District of Columbia is a diamond among cities — the vibrant and dynamic capital of the United States.
Briefcase
August 17, 2003
¢ Some workers receive shopping spree as reward ¢ Many companies expect to switch calling systems ¢ Name that company
Faces and places
August 17, 2003
Jerry Johnson, of St. Francis Health Center in Topeka, has been elected president of the Kansas Self-Insurers Assn. Patrick Bush, of Westar Energy in Topeka, was elected vice president.
Twin brothers turning 90
August 17, 2003
After 90 years, twins Roy and Ray Medbery still are arguing about who is better looking.
Comic’s album targets telemarketers
August 17, 2003
The federal government’s do-not-call list has saved millions of Americans from pesky telemarketers, but Tom Mabe had to take it one step further.
Old bullets commit new murders in suspense novel
August 17, 2003
The opening of J.A. Jance’s new suspense novel, “Exit Wounds,” is a killer. Loner Carol Mossman and her 17 dogs are found dead in her mobile home. Small-town Arizona Sheriff Joanna Brady is called to the scene. She soon discovers that solving Mossman’s murder is like peeling the layers of an onion to expose its rotten core.
Nathan Lane clears schedule for ‘The Producers’ reprisal
August 17, 2003
Nathan Lane is getting closer to returning to Broadway as the rapscallion Max Bialystock in “The Producers.”
Charming shot result of quick thought
August 17, 2003
Photographers will tell you that two of the most important parts of creating a good photograph are position and timing. Editors will tell you the most important thing in a photograph is the subject’s name, spelled correctly.
CBS announces Diversity Institute
August 17, 2003
CBS is setting up an institute to coordinate writing, directing and acting programs intended to foster diversity at the network.
Veterinarian shuns holistic cancer therapies
August 17, 2003
I would like to use some of the complementary cancer therapies you discussed in The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats. However, my veterinarian, who is not holistic, said there is no proof any of your recommendations work and told me not to use them. I’d like to convince him otherwise, as I told him I will not do chemo on my dog. Any suggestion?
Vaccinations well worth investment
August 17, 2003
OK, horse owners, today’s column is devoted to you. Rather than the usual dog and cat fare, the topics of West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis will be set forth. Not only are these topics timely, but the Mississippi Board of Animal Health has freshly updated data to share with our horse owners. As of Aug. 1, the news is actually pretty good.
Pomegranate juice packs antioxidant punch
August 17, 2003
The product: R. W. Knudsens Pomegranate Juice.
Attack cripples oil line in Iraq
August 17, 2003
Saboteurs blew up a giant oil pipeline in northern Iraq, halting oil exports to Turkey only days after they resumed and cutting off vital income for an economy in shambles. The new Iraqi police commander vowed on Saturday to pursue the “conspirators” behind the attack.
Liberian capital in grips of hunger
August 17, 2003
Humanitarian aid trickled into Liberia’s devastated capital by plane and boat Saturday, a welcome relief but not nearly fast enough for residents famished after 70 days of siege. Fighting persisted in the interior, blocking hopes of immediate help for the millions trapped there.
On the record
August 17, 2003
Area briefs
August 17, 2003
¢ Acting police chief in Tonganoxie dies ¢ Blood drive set today
Recall petition validated for Harper County effort
August 17, 2003
Harper County Commissioner Robert Sharp is facing a recall election again. This time, though, he’s not holding out much hope that it will be canceled.
Land giveaway starts to see success
August 17, 2003
It was too good to be true, a Salina woman thought when her brother told her that free land was available in his central Kansas hometown of Marquette.
Bus driver gets second suspension
Accident almost identical to one that led to earlier restrictions
August 17, 2003
A man has been suspended after a bus he was driving ran off a state highway near the site of an earlier accident involving the same driver.
Simmons services
August 17, 2003
Miley services
August 17, 2003
Howard ‘Mark’ Lindsay
August 17, 2003
Thousands rally behind defiant judge, religious monument
August 17, 2003
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore told thousands of supporters Saturday that he would be guilty of treason if he didn’t fight to keep a monument of the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the state judicial building.
Robbery try leaves 1 dead
Suspect in costume shoots, kills store employee
August 17, 2003
A Lenexa man working the early morning shift at the Apple Market grocery store in Westwood was killed by a disguised man who was attempting to rob the business.
KU briefs
August 17, 2003
¢ KU plans job fair ¢ University sets exam
Running back battle heating up
KU freshmen Randle, Kemp putting pressure on returning starter Green
August 17, 2003
Those footsteps Kansas University running back Clark Green hears sound like stampeding bison. Freshmen John Randle and Jerome Kemp, both former ball-carriers for the Wichita Southeast Buffaloes, are pushing Green, a sophomore who led the Jayhawks in rushing last season with 813 yards.
Former coach Fambrough always life of party at KU
August 17, 2003
You say you’re a little down right now and need a generous serving of slap-thigh, rub-gut hilarity to perk you up? If you somehow can hold out until Sept. 25 you’ll get all you can handle, and boost a worthwhile project in the process.
Harvick wins rain-shortened 250
Pit strategy pivotal in Cabela’s Busch Series race
August 17, 2003
Pit strategy and rain helped Kevin Harvick win the shortened Cabela’s 250 NASCAR Busch Series race Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
OU tapped AP preseason No. 1
August 17, 2003
It’s not hard to figure out why Oklahoma is the preseason No. 1 team in the Associated Press college football poll.
Tapes reveal plot by Bliss at Baylor
Coach wanted Dennehy seen as drug dealer
August 17, 2003
Former Baylor basketball coach Dave Bliss tried to cover up alleged NCAA violations by telling assistant coaches and players to lie and say a slain player had been dealing drugs to pay for school, secretly recorded audiotapes reveal.
Martinez sinks Mariners
Boston pitcher now 11-0 versus Seattle
August 17, 2003
Pedro Martinez owns the Seattle Mariners, even if he won’t say so. Martinez extended his dominance of the Mariners, pitching three-hit ball for seven innings to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 victory Saturday. He improved to 11-0 lifetime against Seattle, his most wins against any team.
Wood hurts back in Cubs’ loss
Beltre knocks in four runs in Dodgers’ 10-5 victory at Wrigley Field
August 17, 2003
The Chicago Cubs might have lost more than just their brief hold on first place.
Dove season opener Sept. 1
August 17, 2003
Dove season will open in Kansas Sept. 1, and it’s important for hunters to know the legal limitations involving the migratory game bird.
Tiger’s hopes all but crushed
Woods 9 over par
August 17, 2003
The scowl was gone, replaced by a smile of resignation. Tiger Woods spent enough time hacking it out of the rough Saturday that reality was finally setting in.
Thorpe cards 60, bags two-stroke edge
August 17, 2003
Jim Thorpe tied a PGA Champions Tour record with a 10-under-par 60 to take the lead after the second round of the Long Island Classic Saturday.
Pak posts lead before rain suspends tourney
August 17, 2003
Only lightning and rain could slow down Se Ri Pak at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic.
Area fishing report
August 17, 2003
Benefit event to fete Fambrough
August 17, 2003
Several former Kansas University football coaches and players will join Don Fambrough for a celebration of 50 years of Jayhawk football tradition Sept. 25.
Rochester eliminates Raiders
August 17, 2003
Lawrence’s Raiders picked the wrong time to face the Rochester (Minn.) A’s.
SFT grads to play at Utah
August 17, 2003
Talk about a golden opportunity.
A selfish bunch
August 17, 2003
California: ‘This is messed up’
August 17, 2003
OK, let me get this straight. A wealthy California Republican bankrolled a campaign to recall the duly elected governor and, when he succeeded, he tearfully exited the race he thought he had bought because he didn’t have a chance to win.
EPA chief may be breath of fresh air
August 17, 2003
Among the colleagues of both parties gathered here for the annual summer meeting of the National Governors Assn. (NGA), there is near-universal praise for President Bush’s selection of Utah Gov. Michael O. Leavitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Younger generation is our only hope
August 17, 2003
We have come to the time of year when we remove the video-game controls — by surgery, if necessary — from the hands of our children, and send them back to school. And if they complain that school is a boring waste of time, we smack them firmly yet lovingly with a roofing timber and remind them of the words of our first president, Benjamin Franklin, who said: “There is nothing more valuable in life than an education, except of course money, or a nice car.”
Colorful Spatterware attracts collectors
August 17, 2003
The decoration on Spatterware dishes looks as if it is paint splattered from a brush. A dish might have just a spatter border or several colors forming a pattern. Many pieces have a design of a bird, tree, flower or house hand-painted in the center. Spatterware was made in England from about 1800 to 1850, and much of it was exported to the United States. It was especially popular with Pennsylvania German settlers.
Ready to roll
You can dust off an old bike or buy a new one, but expert say comfort is key to staying mobile
August 17, 2003
Longtime cyclists have heard the excuses. They know people believe bicycles are too expensive, too dangerous, too uncomfortable and require too much effort. They know nonriders hate steep hills, fast cars and those funny-looking helmets. They know your last bike ride left your legs, back and butt sore for days.
Dental spas cater to comfort
August 17, 2003
Brian Doubleday has a different picture of a dentist’s office than most patients do. They see cold blue chairs and blinding lights. He sees heated buckwheat pillows and dark glasses. They smell pungent sterilization chemicals. He smells fresh-baked cookies and scented candles.
Global democracy not a realistic goal
August 17, 2003
U.S. warships carrying 2,300 Marines are off Liberia’s coast, U.S. forces still are in harm’s way in Afghanistan and U.S. military deaths in Iraq are, as this is written, just nine short of the total before President Bush declared major combat operations over. But some people think America is underengaged abroad.
Festival aims to rejuvenate East Village counterculture
August 17, 2003
The peeling, crumbling tenements that once housed beatniks, hippies, musicians and artists are being taken over by young professionals eager to renovate not only the buildings but the neighborhood itself.
Dedicated fans weather storm at Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
August 17, 2003
The hail and lightening have stopped, and the trail of smoke is slowing from a small wildfire burning on the mountainside just above Lake Tahoe.
Nine arrested in hotel blast
August 17, 2003
Nine people have been arrested in connection with last week’s attack on the Marriot Hotel in Jakarta that killed 12 people and injured nearly 150, the national police chief said today.
Actor convicted in abuse case
Former Hollywood madam pleased with jury’s verdict
August 17, 2003
Actor Tom Sizemore was convicted Friday of one count of physically abusing former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss and several charges of harassing and annoying her, but was acquitted of 10 other counts.
Museum of Modern Art curator dies at 57
Kirk Varnedoe acquired important Picasso, Warhol paintings for MOMA
August 17, 2003
Kirk Varnedoe, the former chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City whose influence was defined by agile scholarship, important shows on such artists as Jackson Pollock and Cy Twombly, and a riveting speaking style that attracted standing-room-only audiences, has died. He was 57.
Historic district proposal rouses residents
More than 40 Pinckney neighbors attend meeting on designation
August 17, 2003
A proposal to designate part of the Pinckney neighborhood a historic district is stirring emotions and causing confusion among residents. More than 40 people showed up at Saturday morning’s Pinckney Neighborhood Assn. meeting in a conference room at Lawrence Memorial Hospital to discuss the issue.
Dole Institute should inspire new leaders
August 17, 2003
When Sen. Bob Dole invited me to attend the dedication of the Dole Institute of Politics building, I tried to imagine not only what the institute was going to be like but also how it was going to achieve its aims.
Private Colorado lake bursting with trout
August 17, 2003
In truth, this place looks more like Wyoming than Colorado. In fact, a highway sign on the outskirts of Walden indicates the Wyoming border is just 22 miles away.
Superior’s Isle Royale hard to reach, but getting there part of adventure
August 17, 2003
A large island surrounded by the cold, clear waters of the biggest freshwater lake in the world offers the best wilderness camping in Michigan, but taking advantage of that experience isn’t easy.
Briefly
August 17, 2003
¢ Tucson police find 3 tons of marijuana ¢ Tropical Storm Erika loses strength on land ¢ Human remains found in Green River search ¢ Wildfires threaten electric lines in cities ¢ Microsoft says ‘worm’ doing little damage
Lawrence commuter report
August 17, 2003
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Earl Kinkaid
August 17, 2003
Style briefs
August 17, 2003
¢ High style moves into department store ¢ Tennis history steeped in fashion
Prevention safeguards against pests
August 17, 2003
The pandemic diseases that have been in the news lately — SARS and monkeypox, for instance — seem to have been conjured by a science fiction writer.
College classes keep retiree active
August 17, 2003
Genevieve Ford will be celebrating more than her 82nd birthday this month. She is also celebrating her “senior in college” status at Saint Mary College (soon to be renamed University of Saint Mary) in Johnson County where she is working on a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in history.
City briefs
August 17, 2003
¢ Lemonade stand keeps bringing in money ¢ District secures grant for after-school program ¢ Advocates for disabled plan state listening tour
China’s SARS patients go home
Death toll exceeds 800 as last two leave hospital
August 17, 2003
They walked from the hospital into the morning sunlight after four months, their gaits tentative but their faces betraying delight — a college student and a middle-aged woman, China’s last two SARS patients, finally going home.
Briefly
August 17, 2003
¢ News from home now available on the road ¢ Survey names top sites for business meetings
Briefly
August 17, 2003
¢ Zoo closes petting areas after children get E. coli ¢ Worker spends 19 hours in elevator in blackout
Briefly
August 17, 2003
¢ Amusement park operator killed as hair caught on ride ¢ Grandfather drowns rescuing 6-year-old from reservoir ¢ Federal judge sets bail at $10 million in missile case
Arts notes
August 17, 2003
¢ Lawrence muralist in NYC exhibits ¢ KU theater department offers children’s classes ¢ LHS student earns photography honor
Arts notes
August 17, 2003
¢ Lawrence painter wins artistic distinctions ¢ Lawrence art teacher to receive award ¢ Preparations begin for children’s choir