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Centenarian sisters’ story appears as children’s book
February 2, 2003
Sadie and Bessie Delany were just girls when segregation forced them to sit in the back of a bus and drink water from “colored” ladles.
Altruism backfires in novel
Big picture lacking in Price’s ‘Samaritan’
February 2, 2003
Richard Price writes with the storytelling skills of a novelist and the eye and ear of a reporter.
What are you reading?
February 2, 2003
Warm ideas for winter
February 2, 2003
The Scandinavians have the right idea. In a land darkened by winter, they revere white for its ability to reflect and enhance the waning sunlight. You can do the same in your home.
Garage door openers perfect for chill
February 2, 2003
Punxsutawney Phil, the mythical groundhog, makes an annual appearance today to predict whether winter will continue for another six weeks or end sooner.
Now is time to ponder overseeding
February 2, 2003
Now that the snow has melted and the streets are full of salty grime, we are once again faced with the harsh reality of the damage left from a hot, dry summer.
KU student troupe to stage ‘Jungalbook’
February 2, 2003
Kansas University’s Theatre for Young People will stage Edward Mast’s “Jungalbook” this week and next.
Exhibition shines light on whimsical personality of late printmaker
February 2, 2003
Looking at the upcoming exhibition of John Talleur’s artwork will be a bit like browsing the late printmaker’s soul.
February lunch concerts boast musical variety
February 2, 2003
Three distinctive musical performances will be featured during February’s Brown Bag Classics, the Wednesday lunchtime concert series.
Environmental costs of war can be high
February 2, 2003
War has a look. It is the bloody and anonymous bodies. It is the billowy mushroom cloud, the wall of flame rising from a forest that’s been napalmed, the sky of Kuwait blackened by oil fires.
Credible source?
February 2, 2003
Escape from craft was impossible, specialist says
February 2, 2003
The medical specialist who awaited Columbia’s astronauts in Florida said there was no way they could have ejected from the craft as it dived at supersonic speed.
Informant steps up to defend suspended policeman
Tipster credits officer with helping to lessen drug availability in city
February 2, 2003
The informant in a drug case that led to a Lawrence police officer’s suspension says there’s another side to the story.
NBA Roundup: Jordan pours in 45
Wizards turn back Hornets, 109-104
February 2, 2003
Michael Jordan’s season-high 45 points alone weren’t enough. He needed help, and he finally got it in the fourth quarter.
Bookstore
February 2, 2003
Woodling: Cornhuskers’ pregame better than their game
February 2, 2003
If you knew nothing about Nebraska University men’s basketball Saturday before you walked into the Devaney Center, you’d be mighty impressed.
LHS girls hammer Firebirds, 66-32
February 2, 2003
Sometimes a game is won before the opening tipoff. Case in point: Lawrence High’s girls basketball team’s 66-32 victory against Free State on Saturday.
Mission Control calls go unanswered by shuttle
February 2, 2003
Again and again and again and again Mission Control called, first on one radio channel and then on another. But from space there was only a silence that stretched on until there was no hope.
Briefly
February 2, 2003
¢ Colombia: Foreign journalists released after 11 days ¢ Zimbabwe: At least 40 killed in head-on train wreck ¢ Canada: Avalanche kills 7 skiers ¢ Atlanta: Red Cross investigating mystery blood specks ¢ Boston: Archdiocese gives files on 24 more priests ¢ Venezuela: Opposition eases strike
Hedging their bets
February 2, 2003
An agreement that would ban new casino competition would be a great deal for two Kansas Indian tribes, but what about the rest of the state?
U.S. plans quick action after long wait
February 2, 2003
Regarding Iraq, the president, a baseball man, has been lucky. But as baseball’s Branch Rickey said, luck is the residue of design.
Women’s Roundup: Third-ranked Wildcats roll past No. 19 OU
February 2, 2003
The road wasn’t nearly as unpleasant for No. 3 Kansas State this time. Three days after their 13-game winning streak ended with a loss at unranked Iowa State, the Wildcats had no trouble against No. 19 Oklahoma, winning 74-45 Saturday behind 24 points from Kendra Wecker.
Tracing ancestors possible with resources through Internet, library
February 2, 2003
Getting started on your family tree actually isn’t all that technical. The goal is to map your family so you and your relatives can get a picture of where they came from and even get a feel for where they’re going—or don’t want to go.
Sense for seniors: Questionable foods might not be so bad for your diet
February 2, 2003
Have you been told that you should never eat chocolate, or butter, or shrimp or a dozen other foods you love that have been missing from your diet for quite awhile? The University of California-Berkeley Wellness Letter lists the latest news about foods that have had misconceptions for their use.
Victorian examples of office supplies rare
February 2, 2003
Modern and sleek is the look of today’s office.
Americans stunned by shuttle disaster
February 2, 2003
The breakup of Columbia over Texas stunned relatives of the crew and people waiting to watch the space shuttle’s landing at Cape Canaveral, and it revived sorrowful memories for relatives and friends of the astronauts killed in the loss of the shuttle Challenger 17 years ago.
Briefcase
February 2, 2003
¢ Jobless should rethink opening own business ¢ Survey: Toothbrush among most treasured gadgets ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company
Horoscopes
February 2, 2003
Changes made on two Cheney species
February 2, 2003
Anglers at Cheney Reservoir will see some changes in length and creel limits for walleyes and wipers this year.
Top 25 Men’s Roundup: No. 24 Syracuse stuns No. 2 Pitt
Orangemen deny Panthers shot at first-ever No. 1 ranking with 67-65 win
February 2, 2003
Jim Boeheim said the crowd won it. Jeremy McNeil’s shooting touch in the final minute didn’t hurt.
Taurasi helps Huskies extend streak to 59 - No. 2 UConn women 77, No. 1 Duke 65
It would be hard to play any better’
February 2, 2003
And the Streak keeps going, thanks to a nearly perfect performance by Diana Taurasi and her Huskies.
Genealogy permits enthusiasts to watch family tree take root
February 2, 2003
“I seek dead people.” That’s a hobby? For Ted Steele, it is. He’s head of technology for the St. Louis Genealogy Society and an expert on genealogical research using Internet and genealogy software.
Ab Fab’ jets across Atlantic, hits runway
February 2, 2003
Fashion Week, when designers present their visions for the next season amid air kisses and the thumping beat of club music, is, in and of itself, a sometimes-bizarre spectacle. Add Edina and Patsy from “Absolutely Fabulous” into the mix and you have a real show.
Area Basketball Roundup: Wilson’s 38 power Kaws past Dragons
February 2, 2003
Shannon Wilson owns Perry-Lecompton High’s all-time girls’ basketball scoring record, and Saturday’s game showed why.
Red Raiders ‘mocking’ in rout of KU women
Texas Tech 84, Kansas 57
February 2, 2003
Sure, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team was overmatched Saturday in its 84-57 loss to No. 8 Texas Tech.
The Motley Fool
February 2, 2003
¢ Name That Company ¢ Home Depot hits new Lowe’s ¢ The one that got away ¢ Here’s some ways to cut health costs
Investigators focusing on tiles hit during liftoff
Mission may have been doomed from start
February 2, 2003
Investigators trying to figure out what destroyed space shuttle Columbia focused immediately on the possibility that its thermal tiles were damaged far more seriously than NASA realized by a piece of debris during liftoff.
Ford, Horns halt Cowboys’ 15-game streak - No. 3 Texas 78, No. 9 Oklahoma State 65
February 2, 2003
T.J. Ford and Victor Williams were locked in a tight test of speedy guards, both showing off flashy moves and making tough shots.
Men’s Roundup: Sooners survive
OU needs OT to knock off K-State
February 2, 2003
Sometimes the little things matter most. Just ask Ebi Ere, whose offensive rebound off his own missed free throw proved just as vital as any of his 25 points Saturday in Oklahoma’s 91-89 overtime victory against Kansas State.
Chocolate on the auction block
Proceeds will sweeten opportunities in the arts
February 2, 2003
Don’t make the mistake of deeming the elaborate confectioneries at Baldwin’s annual Chocolate Auction too pretty to eat.
Tosca’ driven by vocal, musical excellence
February 2, 2003
The 2003 half of the Lied Center’s Concert Series kicked off Thursday with The Russian State Opera’s performance of “Tosca.” More then 1,500 Lawrence theatergoers came out for Puccini’s famous three-act tragedy.
Plans for Iraq campaign are taking shape
February 2, 2003
The American attack on Iraq that is now a few weeks away will look familiar in its opening hours.
Arts notes
February 2, 2003
¢ Arts Center receives $5,000 theatre grant ¢ SUA to hold forum on death penalty ¢ Argentinean pianist traces tango’s evolution ¢ Civic choir invited to sing at state level ¢ KU student vocalists to entertain at luncheon ¢ Professor to perform recital on flute
Business briefs
February 2, 2003
Cheap tools can help build a comfortable retirement
February 2, 2003
By now, the dreadful truth probably has shown up in your mailbox — the yearend statements from brokerages and fund companies that show last year’s investment losses to the penny.
Columbia is lost’ - News brings shock, Challenger memories
February 2, 2003
When Megan MacDonald learned Saturday of the space shuttle Columbia disintegrating over Texas, she first thought of its crew. Was there any way the seven men and women aboard could have survived?
C.S.I. Lawrence’ difficult work
Crime-scene specialists say TV show bears little resemblance to their jobs
February 2, 2003
Evidence, Lawrence Police Detective Dan Ward says, usually is something that falls to the ground.
Bond issue called divisive
Opponent says issue splits city east-west
February 2, 2003
Lawrence school board member Jack Davidson says the plan to consolidate elementary schools and pass a $59 million bond issue for school construction is provoking class conflict.
Geological survey director under fire for job cuts
Elimination of mathematical geology section to cost longtime employees their positions
February 2, 2003
Several scientists with longtime ties to the Kansas Geological Survey are questioning director Lee Allison’s leadership after he decided to disband a section of the survey last year.
Off to rocky start
State jobless claims hit high in December
February 2, 2003
Oh three. Oh no. Based on preliminary unemployment numbers, that may be the slogan for job hunters across Kansas in 2003.
Astronaut brought joy, tears to Israel
February 2, 2003
Israel’s first astronaut, Ilan Ramon, lifted the spirits of a troubled country when he blasted off last month on the space shuttle Columbia. The shuttle’s disintegration just before landing Saturday brought back the numbness of sudden loss.
Herron opens four-stroke edge
Haas, Weir tied for second at Bob Hope Classic
February 2, 2003
Tim Herron, the roly-poly golfer who’s discovered a superb touch on the greens, shot a 7-under-par 65 Saturday to open a four-stroke lead in the Bob Hope Classic.
KWF taps Manhattan man; Lawrence’s Murphy honored
February 2, 2003
Ron Klataske of Manhattan has been named conservationist of the year by the Kansas Wildlife Federation and will be honored at a KWF dinner on Feb. 15 in Manhattan.
First-time Pro-Bowlers to take stage
Dolphins’ Williams, Saints’ McAllister will make initial all-star appearances today
February 2, 2003
Four years after he joined the NFL, Ricky Williams finally found his way the Pro Bowl. So what took him so long? Williams says there’s no easy answer.
Ho, hum: KU humbles NU - Kansas 81, Nebraska 51
Workmanlike’ Jayhawks led by Langford
February 2, 2003
Kansas University didn’t need a last-minute three-pointer by Keith Langford to beat Nebraska this season.
Shuttle tragedy spurs tributes
February 2, 2003
By Saturday night, shooting stars, constellations and all other references to outer space were gone. The NHL needed another theme for its All-Star opening ceremony.
The world reacts
February 2, 2003
On the record
February 2, 2003
Area Briefs
February 2, 2003
¢ At least two injured in one-vehicle accident ¢ Soldiers from Manhattan called to active duty ¢ Part of K-7 designated as a scenic byway ¢ Event to benefit Planned Parenthood ¢ Pie sale, quilt show to benefit ICAN ¢ KU Alumni Association to honor couple
Gladys Johns
February 2, 2003
Tyler A. Kirk
February 2, 2003
Walter Kirk Robinson
February 2, 2003
Teresa E. Richling
February 2, 2003
State’s first female sheriff dies at 102
Lifetime Lawrence resident was active in community service throughout life
February 2, 2003
Gladys Johns, a 102-year-old Lawrence woman who was Douglas County’s first and only female sheriff, died Saturday in Lawrence.
Kansas Cosmosphere observes shuttle tragedy
February 2, 2003
Visitors to the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center huddled around a television Saturday watching footage of space shuttle Columbia break apart over Texas.
Crowded probation system takes on out-of-state parolees
February 2, 2003
An already congested Kansas probation system has become more crowded, taking on supervision of convicted felons from other states, Kansas’ corrections officials say.
TV brought crash images into homes
February 2, 2003
The arresting image of a white streak flashing across the sky then breaking into several pieces — repeated over and over — told television viewers what happened to the space shuttle Columbia before any official government word.
Crayola celebrates 100 years of color
February 2, 2003
The first box sold for a nickel and contained eight colors: Red, blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, black and brown. Crayola has been coloring inside the lines ever since.
Bush budget would add funds to catch tax offenders
February 2, 2003
President Bush would strengthen the Internal Revenue Service’s ability to pursue tax scofflaws, rich and poor, in a $2.23 trillion budget for 2004 that he will send Congress on Monday.
Fast-food fairness
February 2, 2003
Heroic action
February 2, 2003
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
February 2, 2003
Jobless alumni seek college aid
February 2, 2003
College seniors are finding some unexpected company this semester as they visit their schools’ career services offices — from alumni who also want help landing a job in a slow economy.
Local Briefs
February 2, 2003
¢ Government: Roberts to lead panel on homeland security ¢ Traffic: Paseo Bridge reopens ¢ History: Black leader honored at Statehouse program ¢ Activism: Wetlands advocates map trafficway opposition
Lions triumph at Atchison
February 2, 2003
Aaron Madill kept winning, and Lawrence High did, too, earning a first-place finish Saturday at the Atchison Tournament. The Lions finished with a whopping 205 points, blowing away second-place Wamego (142).
KU track flourishes at Jayhawk Invitational
February 2, 2003
The Kansas University track and field team earned eight first-place finishes Saturday at the Jayhawk Invitational in Anschutz Sports Pavilion.
KU swimmers fall at Arkansas dual
February 2, 2003
Kansas University’s swimming and diving squad lost a dual to Arkansas, 181-119, Saturday. The loss dropped the Jayhawks to 7-5 in duals this season.
Haskell men, women fall to College of the Ozarks
February 2, 2003
The College of the Ozarks earned two wins Saturday against Haskell Indian Nations University.
Aggies deny Knight
Texas Tech coach stuck on No. 799 after 64-59 setback
February 2, 2003
Bob Knight was denied his 800th career victory, and Bernard King was happy to be responsible.
Simien: Surgery not needed
February 2, 2003
The Internet has been buzzing with rumors Wayne Simien needs surgery to repair his right shoulder.
Shuttle’s age wasn’t a factor, experts say
February 2, 2003
It was the oldest shuttle in an old fleet. But as NASA tries to sort out what caused the Columbia to disintegrate over Texas, experts said it was no more troublesome than any other of the complex spacecraft.
Future of shuttles comes into question
February 2, 2003
NASA is extremely unlikely to build a new space shuttle to replace Columbia, according to experts, leaving the space agency with the three remaining orbiters as its entire fleet for the foreseeable future.
Disaster revives town’s heartache
February 2, 2003
The hometown of Challenger astronaut Christa McAuliffe relived horrible memories as space shuttle Columbia broke apart Saturday, four days after the anniversary of the doomed 1986 flight that was supposed to launch the first teacher into space.
KU Notebook
February 2, 2003
Kansas sophomore guard Keith Langford phoned his mother, Charlene Taylor, Saturday after hearing of the tragedy involving the Columbia Space Shuttle.
Goose season will continue
Perry Lake popular spot
February 2, 2003
On Monday, Wildlife and Parks will implement the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s snow goose conservation order in Kansas.
BASS founder remains bullish on recreation boating industry
February 2, 2003
Ray Scott remembers the first time he saw an electric motor mounted on the front end of a fishing boat.
Dark, rich goose meat makes tasty table treats
February 2, 2003
Taking advantage of the expanded light goose hunting opportunities over the next three months is not only good for wildlife it can be great for the dinner table.
Indigenous art is new stamp series theme
February 2, 2003
“Indigenous Art” is the theme of a new series of stamps issued by the United Nations Postal Administration. This series consists of 18 colorful stamps portraying the art of Latin America and the Caribbean. There are three mini-sheets of six stamps each on the theme.
Lawrence Commuter Report
February 2, 2003
Douglas County Senior Services
February 2, 2003
South Africa emerges from shadows
Tourist opportunities warm to post-apartheid climate
February 2, 2003
It may be halfway around the world, but a visit to South Africa is worth the royal hassle. And it IS a chore getting there, logging more than 14 hours in the air (depending on your point of departure) and a pesky jet-lagging time difference. But once in Cape Town, you’re in for a stunning surprise.
Travel briefs
February 2, 2003
¢ Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum moving to sports arena ¢ Hawaiian resort removes volcano curse ¢ Hearst castle seeks old photos from visitors
Photographer captures essence of Baker Wetlands
Sierra Club to benefit from work sold at Fields Gallery
February 2, 2003
You might think of Wally Emerson as a Thoreau of the Baker Wetlands. It’s not that he lives a life of seclusion and contemplation in a swamp shanty. But, much like Henry David Thoreau used prose to capture the essence of Walden Pond, Emerson uses photography to chronicle the diverse beauty of the wetlands.
Arts grants available
February 2, 2003
Applications are due March 10 for grants the Lawrence Arts Commission will award in visual, literary and performing arts.
Dance showcase comes to Arts Center
February 2, 2003
Choreographers from across the Midwest will convene Friday and Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center to showcase their talents.
Help USA gets a hand and lots of shoes
February 2, 2003
Filling a closet with 1 million pairs of shoes is an ambitious goal for any fashionista — and it becomes a worthy goal when the closet belongs to Help USA, a provider of housing and services for the homeless.
Minimizing vaccines helps pets
Proper diet critical to immune system
February 2, 2003
Learning animal lingo
February 2, 2003
A colleague recently revealed that she has a new avocation as a goat breeder. Part of the process was learning the lingo, since goat gurus look at you suspiciously if you use “billy” and “nanny” instead of the more correct “buck” and “doe.”
Responsible owners need to spay, neuter
Sterilized pets are better companions
February 2, 2003
Today, I ask that all pet owners give me a few minutes and an open mind to hear my plea to bring an end to the never-ending plight of homeless animals.
Columbia is lost’
Shuttle disintegrates; all 7 aboard die
February 2, 2003
Few Americans knew the names of the seven astronauts on shuttle Columbia 16 days ago when the aged orbiter left Earth. Now their loss in another shocking space tragedy leaves the nation searching for answers:
League suspends Pacers’ Thomas
February 2, 2003
Indiana Pacers coach Isiah Thomas was suspended for two games Saturday by the NBA for his role in a fight between two players during a loss to Toronto.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Find out what it means to these Lawrence students
February 2, 2003
A group of students at Kennedy School could probably teach Aretha Franklin a thing or two about respect.
Could piano raise prospects for Red Sox?
February 2, 2003
While you’re enjoying your comfortable, low-risk lifestyle, with your childproof aspirin bottles and your reduced-fat Cheez-Its, some brave divers are preparing to plunge into the dark, frigid waters of New England in a quest for a legendary object — an object that, if found, could have a profound effect upon all humanity.
Jayhawks impress Nebraska’s Drevo
Cornhusker forward says Kansas ‘just as good’ as last year’s Final Four team
February 2, 2003
Not too many pundits have pronounced this season’s Kansas University men’s basketball team the equal of last year’s NCAA Final Four team.
Baldwin girls keep rolling
Brown scores 14 to lead Bulldogs to tourney title
February 2, 2003
Usually a team needs four solid quarters to win in high school basketball. The Baldwin girls only needed one to claim their second consecutive Wellsville Top Gun Invitational title with a 50-42 victory Saturday night over St. Marys.
Animals with names are hard to eat
February 2, 2003
My dogs see themselves as mighty hunters and often I catch them striking heroic poses, the canine version of bodybuilders flexing their muscles on a beach.
Crews collecting scattered debris
Body parts found among wreckage
February 2, 2003
Debris plummeted from the sky over hundreds of square miles of Texas and Louisiana, smashing a rooftop, splashing into a reservoir and sending emergency crews on a far-flung hunt for bits of what was once space shuttle Columbia.
Arts notes
February 2, 2003
¢ Worlds of Fun tryout to be in Lawrence ¢ KC Symphony to play all-Brahms concert ¢ Musician’s CD premier to benefit charity ¢ Artistic advertising focus of exhibition ¢ State writing contest issues call for entries ¢ St. Louis native, author to read at Rockhurst ¢ Musical Arts Society gets new leadership
News shows announce guest lineups
February 2, 2003
Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
Overnight DUI patrols fade in K.C. area
Overland Park among cities doing away with 7 p.m.-7 a.m. units
February 2, 2003
Though alcohol-related accidents are on the rise here, the Overland Park Police Department has taken traffic officers off early-morning patrols when the chance for drunken-driving fatalities rise.
Flights had nearly lost mystique
February 2, 2003
For anyone who has watched, heard and felt a space shuttle heave off the pad and ride its immense column of smoke and fire into the heavens, the experience is beyond description. Mortal words don’t do it justice and neither does television.
Weapons inspectors to return for last-minute discussions
February 2, 2003
The chief U.N. weapons inspectors will return to Baghdad on Feb. 8 for last-minute talks before their next Security Council report on the hunt for banned weapons in Iraq, Iraqi and U.N. officials said Saturday.
Traffic insult
February 2, 2003
Dance company, Ahn Trio combine for concert
February 2, 2003
A modern dance company and a trio of musicians whose signature is playing modern classical music will harmonize Friday at the Lied Center for a unique exploration of the ties between music and dance.
Astronauts accepted risks of duty
February 2, 2003
A look at the six Americans and Israel’s first astronaut who were aboard space shuttle Columbia:
Arts notes
February 2, 2003
¢ Spencer acquires work by Langston Hughes ¢ Theatre: ‘Nunsense’ returns to Baldwin theatre
Arts notes
February 2, 2003
¢ KU playwrights win at regional festival ¢ Free State thespians to stage comedy