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Project aims to preserve Internet history
Library of Congress begins technological task
February 16, 2003
Here’s the flip side of the digital age’s magic act: It’s also making information disappear.
Blair risks future with Iraq stance
Britons largely opposed to war
February 16, 2003
With much of Britain opposed to war over Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair is poised on a diplomatic razor blade, staking his political future on backing the United States against Saddam Hussein.
Tennis: No. 15 Longhorns sweep Jayhawks
February 16, 2003
Heading into Saturday’s Big 12 Conference opener against No. 15 Texas, things looked pretty good for Kansas University’s tennis team.
Shockers shock Bluejays - WSU 80, No. 12 Creighton 74
February 16, 2003
Kyle Korver lost his stroke, found it for a while — and then lost it again, just when his team most needed a lift from its senior forward.
Automakers won’t turn on minivans
Companies set to roll out new models
February 16, 2003
Twenty years after Baby Boomers fell in love with the minivan and made it part of America’s suburban landscape, the breadbox on wheels has been largely pushed aside by a surge in the popularity of SUVs.
Designers to strut fashions on catwalk
February 16, 2003
Wearable art and functional clothes will hit the catwalk in Saturday’s detour: a fashion show. The production will highlight original fashions created by 11 area designers set to the backdrop of sampled music.
Arts notes
February 16, 2003
¢ ‘Nightingale’ teaches wisdom, compassion ¢ KU alumna returns for organ concert ¢ Choir alumni invited to return for tribute
Briefly
February 16, 2003
¢ Colombia: Search continues for missing Americans ¢ Afghanistan: 8-year-old injured by shrapnel fallout ¢ Iran: Death edict renewed for author Rushdie ¢ Nigeria: Another oil exporter hit by worker strike
Briefly
February 16, 2003
¢ Connecticut: Long Island Sound oil spill dissipates ¢ Pennsylvania: Heiress scam brings prison sentence ¢ Houston: Police discover bodies of six people
Consort to play ‘February Afternoon’ concert
February 16, 2003
The Spencer Consort will play “A Concert for a February Afternoon” at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Spencer Museum of Art’s Central Court.
Baylor befuddles OSU
Bears snap 22-game road skid at No. 13 Okie State
February 16, 2003
What was supposed to be a tuneup turned into a train wreck for No. 13 Oklahoma State.
Earnhardt aims for Daytona sweep
Junior claims third victory of Speed Weeks, hopes for fourth today in 500
February 16, 2003
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on the verge of doing something his father never did at Daytona: a Speed Weeks sweep.
NASCAR standard for sports on TV
Technology bringing fans closer to track
February 16, 2003
Can’t make it to the race? In NASCAR, more than any other sport, that might not be all bad.
Santa Fe Trail charges to sixth straight title
February 16, 2003
An extended excursion in a large yellow bus is just part of what has become a dominating journey for Santa Fe Trail High.
Wellsville’s Patton rebounds
State’s top-ranked wrestler wins Frontier League championship
February 16, 2003
Before last weekend’s wrestling tournament at Phillipsburg, Kyle Patton’s most recent loss had been during his sophomore season at the Frontier League meet.
Masks’ popularity rises with alert levels
February 16, 2003
The latest hype and misinformation coming out of our latest Code Orange emergency preparedness is about a disposable dollar mask made with white cloth and an elastic strap — the N95.
Leader urges Afghans to help find terrorists
February 16, 2003
President Hamid Karzai on Saturday urged his countrymen to help U.S. soldiers track down suspected terrorists in southern Afghanistan, and asked American forces to take special care to avoid civilian casualties in their operations.
Bomb kills Israeli tank crew
Four army soldiers die in ‘revenge’ blast
February 16, 2003
A roadside bomb in the Gaza Strip turned a passing Israeli army tank into a fireball Saturday, wiping out its four-man crew in an attack claimed by the militant Palestinian Islamic group Hamas.
Bookstore
February 16, 2003
Jailhouse interview granted; Blake to tell story to Walters
Attorneys object to TV appearance, but won’t interfere
February 16, 2003
Actor Robert Blake will get his wish: a chance to defend himself on national television.
A step backward
February 16, 2003
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
February 16, 2003
Martinez demands quick action
February 16, 2003
Pedro Martinez is confident the Boston Red Sox will pick up his $17.5 million option for 2004 but said Saturday that will be his last season with the team if they wait until November to do it.
Business briefs
February 16, 2003
Horoscopes
February 16, 2003
Arts notes
February 16, 2003
¢ Lawrence artist opens exhibition at KC gallery ¢ Party to celebrate jazz legend’s birthday ¢ African dance troupe portrays cultural rituals ¢ JCCC play tackles issue of terrorism ¢ ‘Fearless Loving’ author to speak at Unity Temple ¢ Acclaimed trumpeter coming to Gem Theater ¢ Club Crawl to benefit KC blues society ¢ ArtBreak offers alternative Spring Break ¢ Regional exhibition calls for artists’ work
Detailed plan helps decorating scheme
February 16, 2003
Flu shots still available
February 16, 2003
Flu season is under way and approaching its usual end, but it still isn’t too late to get a flu shot, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department officials say.
Anti’ sentiment
February 16, 2003
Top 25 suffers shakeup
Nine ranked squads stunned, including No. 4 Florida by Vols
February 16, 2003
Saturday wasn’t a good day to be a men’s college basketball team in the Associated Press poll.
New spring site antidote?
KC hopes moving its training ground will lift team from doldrums
February 16, 2003
It’s a faint note of optimism that seems to echo every time any slumping player or over-the-hill has-been changes teams:
Canadian prescriptions offer cheaper, riskier option for elderly
February 16, 2003
Seniors make up 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, but use 33 percent of the nation’s medications, according to the pharmaceutical industry. And at least one-third of U.S. seniors don’t have prescription drug insurance coverage. They either pay full price, do without or find other alternatives.
Cabaret’ on its way
February 16, 2003
One of the steamiest and most critically acclaimed Broadway revivals is on its way to Lawrence. “Cabaret” will hit the Lied Center stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Handheld device has maps, weather radar
Storm Hawk can be cell phone, too
February 16, 2003
One of the most fascinating items at the Detroit Boat Show might be just slightly ahead of its time.
Farmers coping with growth
Forums focus on changes in rural areas
February 16, 2003
Douglas County Farm Bureau President Ron Rice knows he’s being surrounded by a different type of neighbor these days.
Are we pushing ourselves into war?
February 16, 2003
The way things are going, they ought to update the “Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook.” The authors just weren’t imaginative enough.
Woman gains advantage in laundry war
February 16, 2003
I have here a shocking letter from a person named “Julia,” who openly admits to being a woman. It concerns laundry.
Big 12 Women: Ohlde, Wildcats survive OSU
February 16, 2003
Oklahoma State tried just about every defensive scheme imaginable against Kansas State in the first half.
Johnson ‘terrific’ as Tigers trip KSU, 71-63
February 16, 2003
This time, Arthur Johnson made his presence felt under the basket. Johnson followed one of his worst rebounding games with one of his best, grabbing 17 boards and scoring 14 points as No. 21 Missouri beat Kansas State, 71-63, Saturday.
The Motley Fool
February 16, 2003
¢ Last week’s question ¢ Mutual fund fees
No secret to aging well
Nutrition, keeping busy still magic bullet
February 16, 2003
As long as you’re alive, you will age. Instead of thinking of aging as something you have to fight, approach it as something you can do well.
Menswear designers look to Italy to showcase clothes
February 16, 2003
As entrepreneur Sean Combs was conducting a run-through of his fall 2003 Sean John menswear show on Feb. 8, he could be overheard inquiring about the time. It was approximately 7:50.
Company focuses on dark side of clothing
February 16, 2003
Michael Kors used a predominantly black palette. He kept his silhouettes full on top with luscious wrap coats and narrow on the bottom with skinny trousers and leggings. But the searing images from the presentation were the metal studs on belts and leather jackets.
Activists rally against state’s sodomy laws
February 16, 2003
Self-proclaimed “sexual outlaws” rallied Saturday against a Kansas law that criminalizes same-sex sodomy.
Briefly
February 16, 2003
¢ California: Irritant at airport forces evacuation ¢ Florida: Widow files claim in anthrax death ¢ Washington, D.C.: Ohio congressman mulls White House run ¢ Oregon: Suspect admits killing wife, child ¢ San Francisco: War protest delayed for Chinese New Year
Briefly
February 16, 2003
¢ New York: Journalist’s expulsion brings response from Iraq ¢ Maryland: Red Cross disaster center has backup site outside D.C. ¢ Denver: Scientific journals leery of bioterrorists ¢ Washington, D.C.: Videotape details apathy of witnesses to shooting
Record crowds march in capitals of U.S. allies
February 16, 2003
Millions of protesters — many of them marching in the capitals of America’s traditional allies — demonstrated Saturday against possible U.S. plans to attack Iraq.
West Junior High School
February 16, 2003
Mizzou outlasts Kansas - Tigers 61, Jayhawks 55
Late rally not enough for KU
February 16, 2003
One bright spot isn’t going to cut it. Kansas University’s women’s basketball team fell Saturday, 61-55, to Missouri in front of 2,600 fans at Allen Fieldhouse. Besides Tamara Ransburg’s sensational day, nobody stepped up to give the Jayhawks a shot.
People
February 16, 2003
¢ Bear’s ‘less-than-perfect’ digs updated thanks to TV star ¢ Singer, prosecutors meet about arson fire ¢ Springsteen concert tickets to help suburb raise funds ¢ Winfrey boosts fund drive
Mayer: Former Jayhawks proud
Lettermen flocking to fieldhouse today
February 16, 2003
“Few are privileged to wear the colors of Kansas. … ” While they may not put it quite that way, about 190 members of the Kansas University basketball family here this weekend for the 105-year anniversary festivities are deeply proud they fit into that unique category.
Free State edges Lawrence for league crown
Four Firebirds claim individual championships
February 16, 2003
Talk about dramatic finishes. Lawrence High’s wrestling team led Free State by three points heading into the championship round of Saturday’s Sunflower League Tournament.
City joins global plea for peace
Lawrence residents, millions worldwide protest war on Iraq
February 16, 2003
A human wave of more than 1,000 marched down Massachusetts Street on Saturday, joining with millions throughout the country and the world who were calling for peace with Iraq.
Youth summit leaders seek rebirth of civic involvement
Spirit of volunteerism reigns at second summit on youth issues
February 16, 2003
The problems faced by today’s youth might be more subtle than those of the civil rights movement, said Harris Wofford, but they are just as troublesome.
Jail adds mental health focus
Officials believe Bert Nash program will help reduce rates of repeat offenses
February 16, 2003
Judy Dalton has watched thousands of inmates walk through her door at the Douglas County Jail, seeking treatment for everything from persistent cold sores to unexpected pregnancies.
Cost of staffing elementary schools varies in district
February 16, 2003
The Lawrence school district spends twice as much on teachers for Dale Roussel’s school as it does at the school Jenna Giele attends.
Local Briefs
February 16, 2003
¢ Derby pilot killed in small-plane crash ¢ Arts: Haskell theater troupe picks up national award ¢ Market: Higher gasoline prices not suspected as gouging ¢ Event: LMH plans open house of children’s unit ¢ Gasoline: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
Sunday news shows announce guest lineups
February 16, 2003
Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
On the record
February 16, 2003
Saudi prince: Arab states should send troops to Iraq
February 16, 2003
Arab states should send military troops to Iraq immediately to forestall a foreign invasion, a liberal Saudi prince said Saturday.
Bernadine B. Lane
February 16, 2003
Mackie services
February 16, 2003
Lawrence Commuter Report
February 16, 2003
Shuttle fought late to stabilize
Control jets fired after NASA lost contact with crew, data show
February 16, 2003
The space shuttle Columbia fought to stabilize itself after losing contact with controllers on the ground, NASA investigators said Saturday.
Down Beat publisher dead at 78
February 16, 2003
Jack Maher, who served more than three decades as publisher of respected jazz magazine Down Beat and its parent company, Maher Publications, has died. He was 78.
VFW response
February 16, 2003
No to pool
February 16, 2003
9-11 insult
February 16, 2003
U.S., Britain rethink U.N. resolution
February 16, 2003
Rattled by an outpouring of anti-war sentiment and a rebuff at the United Nations, the United States and Britain began reworking a draft resolution Saturday to authorize force against Saddam Hussein.
Bush: U.S. on watch for terror
February 16, 2003
President Bush assured anxious Americans on Saturday that government officials are “standing watch 24 hours a day against terrorism.”
FBI advisories ask law enforcers to be prepared for gas attacks
February 16, 2003
Facing the prospect of a U.S.-led war with Iraq, FBI officials are working to help local law enforcement look beyond the end of the Muslim holiday that prompted the most recent terror warning and improve preparations for possible chemical, biological or radiological attacks, officials said.
WWI hero honored for bravery
February 16, 2003
A war hero ignored by military brass for decades was honored Thursday at the Pentagon for his extraordinary feat of battlefield bravery.
Taff hopes second run will equal 3rd victory
February 16, 2003
Adam Taff is still campaigning, three months after the Republican lost a close race to incumbent Democrat Dennis Moore in a suburban Kansas City district.
Cougars clobber LHS girls
February 16, 2003
The Lawrence High girls basketball team came out flat Saturday, falling 61-41 to Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Softball: KU tops Fresno, SDSU
February 16, 2003
Freshman Destiny Frankenstein blasted a solo home run in the top of the first inning and junior pitcher Kara Pierce did the rest, leading Kansas University’s softball team to a 1-0 victory Saturday against No. 15 Fresno State at the Campbell/Cartier Tournament.
Newman edges Indians
February 16, 2003
Melissa Catron scored 23 points and Melissa Mossett had 21, but the Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball team fell short Saturday in a 68-65 loss to Kansas Newman at Coffin Complex.
KU men’s golf 20th at Big Island invite
February 16, 2003
The Kansas University men’s golf team finished 20th out of 26 squads Friday at the Taylor Made/Big Island Invitational. The Jayhawks shot a three-round total score of 876 at the par-70 Waikoloa Beach course.
Bookman qualifies for NCAA Indoor
February 16, 2003
Kansas University junior Leo Bookman finished fourth in the 200-meter dash in a time of 20.77 Friday at the Tyson Invitational, qualifying for the 2003 NCAA Indoor Championships.
Kansas baseball game at LSU rained out
February 16, 2003
Rain postponed the Kansas University baseball team’s game Saturday against Louisiana State. The game was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader at 10 a.m. today.
Matsui wave begins
Japanese slugger attracting attention that has made ‘zoo’ of Yankee camp
February 16, 2003
The first shipment of his jerseys sold out in less than a week at Legends Field. About 60 reporters, photographers and TV crews ring the minor-league fields across the highway to record every swing of pre-spring training batting practice.
Kansas, Missouri add to fishing agreement
Missouri River permits now reciprocal
February 16, 2003
New Missouri fishing regulations set to go into effect March 1 mean anglers no longer will need permits from both Missouri and Kansas to fish from both banks of the Missouri River.
Kansas Outdoor Buddies to conduct March hunt
February 16, 2003
If the efforts of the Kansas Chapter of Outdoor Buddies has its way, disabled Kansas sportsmen and women will have more opportunities to pursue hunting and fishing again.
Woods vaults into Buick lead
Faxon trails Tiger by one shot, Mickelson by two
February 16, 2003
The return of Tiger Woods is shaping up to be a real treat. Not only is he leading the Buick Invitational, he gets to spend the final round with Phil Mickelson trying to chase him down.
Sorenstam’s critics could learn lesson
LPGA standout has courage to play Colonial, but even Tiger has fallen into trap of negativity
February 16, 2003
Who knew there were still so many male chauvinist pigs in our midst? Who could have predicted that so many would object when they heard that Annika Sorenstam would actually desecrate the hallowed grass of Colonial and walk where “The Hawk” once walked?
Briefcase
February 16, 2003
¢ Unclaimed funds await Kansans, IRS reports ¢ Survey: Few corporations offer big severance packages ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company
NBA Briefs
February 16, 2003
¢ Funderburke activated, Cleaves shelved by Kings ¢ Haston replaces Drew on Hornets’ roster
USPS has honored space program
February 16, 2003
“The Columbia is lost. There are no survivors. This day has brought great sadness to our country.”
Free tax help available at senior center
February 16, 2003
AARP, cooperating with the Internal Revenue Service, will offer free tax preparation for people with low or moderate incomes, with special attention to people older than 60.
Douglas County Senior Services
February 16, 2003
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers several classes. All Douglas County residents age 55 and older may participate. Future seniors are welcome to participate if space allows.
Travel briefs
February 16, 2003
¢ Park Service creates travel itineraries ¢ Hong Kong Disneyland under construction ¢ Skinny theater seats squeeze out Americans
Acupuncture treatments for pets gaining attention
February 16, 2003
Eight years ago, the fluffy white mutt was living outside a bar, surviving on popcorn she begged from patrons.
Monitoring devices benefit veterinarians
February 16, 2003
Meerschaum pipes are legendary. They are prized by smokers and collectors. Meerschaum is a gray, white or cream-colored mineral called magnesium silicate. The name meerschaum is from the German word meaning “sea foam.”
Expressions of spirit
Artists embrace heritage, create work unique to selves
February 16, 2003
Muscular black men boldly chiseled in ink tones occupy the spaces of Hobart Jackson’s drawing paper. Proud black women dance, labor, bond and rejoice in scenes Marla Jackson stitches into her quilts. The Lawrence artists share a name, though they’re not related, and they’re both black. But that’s about where the similarities end.
Visiting author’s book lauds heroes of Underground Rail
February 16, 2003
Author and journalist Ann Hagedorn spent the first 20 years of her career writing about “crime, grime and slime” for daily newspapers.
Lawrence native takes break from Broadway to play in KC show
February 16, 2003
It’s funny how notoriety comes about. Lawrence native Jane Bodle has been belting out show tunes and playing leading ladies on Broadway for 20 years.
KU faculty, Lawrence Art Guild hang group show at Arts Center
February 16, 2003
Artwork by Kansas University art department faculty and members of the Lawrence Art Guild will fill the galleries through March 15 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Research affects lives directly, dramatically
February 16, 2003
Kansas University has taken a $19 million budget hit since last July. Collectively, the Board of Regents universities in Kansas have taken a $45 million hit.
Children’s play a ‘Run-A-Way’ hit
February 16, 2003
Most children threaten to run away at one time or another. Come to think of it, the thought of leaving it all behind to move on to bigger and better things is appealing to everyone, not just children.
Key developments in the Iraq crisis
February 16, 2003
Developments in the Iraq crisis Saturday:
Charlton Heston reprises ‘Ben-Hur’ role for children’s cartoon
February 16, 2003
Charlton Heston is back as “Ben-Hur” — this time in cartoon form. The 79-year-old, who won a lead actor Oscar for his role in the live-action 1959 epic, supplies narration and the voice of the title character in the new animated version, set for release on DVD and video Feb. 25.
A chilly Broadway gets ready for spring with ‘Gypsy’ and ‘Urban Cowboy’ shows
February 16, 2003
Broadway is ready for spring, even if it doesn’t arrive for another month, but the warmer weather will bring several tantalizing productions that could shake off the chill of a dismal winter season.
Chicago Sinfonietta preaches “gospel of symphonic diversity”
February 16, 2003
Paul Freeman calls it “preaching the gospel of symphonic diversity.” The musical director of the Chicago Sinfonietta, Freeman sees the midsize orchestra he helped start in 1987 as more than a chance to pursue musical excellence.
Hypochondria presents problems for doctors
February 16, 2003
Psychosomatic illnesses shouldn’t be confused with imagined conditions. Helping those who imagine or feign illness is different from — and harder than — treating psychosomatic illness, says Dr. Marc Feldman, a nationally known expert in psychosomatic medicine.
Fashion briefs
February 16, 2003
¢ Magazine ponders past, future of fashion ¢ Bright colors can lift mood during winter
Lyrical Genius’ provides insight into Marley
February 16, 2003
In the relatively short period of his recording life, a mere 20 years, Bob Marley compiled an amazingly large and diverse body of music. In the years since his death in 1981, he has become a figure of legend, and his reggae music a rich and timeless legacy to the world.
Room for improvement
February 16, 2003
At a time when many investments are in the tank, home improvements can add to your home’s resale value or simply make it more livable.
Do homework before picking your plants
February 16, 2003
Spring is traditionally the ideal time to plant ornamental trees and shrubs. Warm days, regular rains and cool nights help plants prepare for the heat of summer.
History project records World War II memories
February 16, 2003
Pattie Johnston works with enough seniors to know their stories of the World War II era won’t be around forever. As outreach coordinator for Lawrence Public Library, Johnston is helping with what she hopes will be a citywide effort to record stories from people who lived through the war.
Henry’s son just like dad
Former Jayhawk, touted offspring in town
February 16, 2003
At the age of 42, former Kansas University guard Carl Henry still knows how to put the ball in the basket.
KU wary of ISU
Cyclones could spoil basketball festivities
February 16, 2003
Kansas University basketball fans should be prepared for an aerobic workout today at Allen Fieldhouse.
Forever’ author Hamill explores layered city through new eyes
February 16, 2003
A fortresslike metal door guards the entrance to writer Pete Hamill’s Tribeca home. The door opens to a drab, industrial foyer where an equally unpromising elevator chugs up to the author’s floor.
Mind-body link enters mainstream
February 16, 2003
Dr. Marc Feldman thought he could help sick people get better — if he could only get them into his office. But patients often canceled their appointments upon arriving at his Duke University clinic, and Feldman soon figured out why.
Raise a glass to Irish poets
Dubliners forever toasting the writers they once banished
February 16, 2003
From self-imposed exile in Trieste, Italy, Dubliner James Joyce penned a tart quatrain to the homeland he rarely visited again.
Calculating personal inflation rate an exercise in futility
February 16, 2003
My previous column on figuring how long savings will last in retirement attracted notes from readers who wondered whether their own cost of living would rise faster than the overall inflation rate, or slower.
NBA Roundup: Mavericks escape Heat
Dallas earns 98-92 triumph against Miami
February 16, 2003
Playing their fourth game in five nights, the Mavericks had barely enough energy to outlast lowly Miami.
More than messy
February 16, 2003
Changing the state’s redistricting process obviously isn’t going to be easy, but it has to happen.
Civic involvement starts with education
February 16, 2003
When I was a schoolboy in Illinois (a long time ago), we celebrated Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on Feb. 12 and George Washington’s birthday on Feb. 22. They were the twin models of leadership in this republic.
Snowstorm buries much of Plains
From Nebraska to Ohio, motorists and residents fight heavy snow, winds
February 16, 2003
Travelers were stranded Saturday along highways in parts of Iowa and Illinois as plows struggled to keep up with a storm that spread blowing, heavy snow from the Plains all the way to Maryland.
Officers help keep fieldhouse secure
February 16, 2003
Here is the big crime news from Allen Fieldhouse so far this season: At a basketball game earlier in the year, a man was upset about high concession prices, so he tried to buy a refreshment from a Coca-Cola vending machine in the fieldhouse concourse.
Belgium offers NATO compromise
February 16, 2003
Belgium offered a compromise Saturday to end a bitter dispute within the NATO alliance over providing military aid to Turkey in advance of a possible war against Iraq.