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Eudora and Baldwin public schools to be canceled Monday
February 23, 2003
(Updated Sunday at 10:37 p.m.) Eudora and Baldwin public school officials announced Sunday night that classes would be canceled on Monday because of the winter storm. Other area school districts announcing class cancellations include Ottawa, Wellsville and Santa Fe Trail. There has been no word yet on Lawrence schools.
Pet talks can bring family together
February 23, 2003
Pets are part of the family. They are domesticated animals living in the human world; we keep them for pleasure, not utility.
Six more drug cases dismissed
Fired Lawrence Police officer was to be a witness at trials
February 23, 2003
The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office has thrown out at least six more criminal cases in which fired Lawrence Police Officer Stuart “Mike” Peck was supposed to be a witness.
City study weighing what we consume
February 23, 2003
Richard Herries arrived Saturday morning at Wal-Mart with a vehicle stuffed full of plastics, newspapers and bottles ready for the recycling bin.
Event honors life, works of Kansas Renaissance man
February 23, 2003
Gordon Parks was in his 80s when John Pultz visited him in New York, hoping to buy some prints from the famous black photographer.
At the Hands of Persons Unknown’ details racism
February 23, 2003
In 1918 in Valdosta, Ga., a white planter, Hampton Smith, was killed by a rifle shot into his home. His wife, wounded in the shooting, accused a black man, Sidney Johnson, of doing it. But he could not be found. So a frustrated lynch mob hanged other black men instead, including Haynes Turner.
Start your search engines
Web sites influence do-it-yourselfers
February 23, 2003
I sometimes get teased writing about home improvement since I am much handier in the garden than in the home repair department.
Pro-marriage policy is like reality TV
February 23, 2003
No sooner do we recover from the abject humiliation of “Joe Millionaire” — I can’t believe I saw the whole thing — than along come our friends from Fox with another variation on the theme.
Obscure game is perfect sport for aging guy
February 23, 2003
I decided to take up a sport. I’m 55 years old, and it’s time I did something good for my body, other than occasionally burp it.
Peril awaits U.S. troops in Philippines
February 23, 2003
Opening a new front in the war on terrorism, American soldiers are heading into combat on a rugged island in the southern Philippines long notorious for lawlessness and bloodshed.
Birthing season can turn house pets into killers
February 23, 2003
Game and non-game animals are beginning the most vulnerable time of their lives — birthing season.
Briefly
February 23, 2003
¢ Florida: Inmate seeks reprieve after inconclusive tests ¢ Illinois: Juveniles must register for life as sex offenders
Briefly
February 23, 2003
¢ Tokyo: Powell focuses on Koreas during visit to Japan ¢ California: No damage reported after earthquake ¢ Ivory Coast: Rebels insist peace deal grants control of forces
Arts notes
February 23, 2003
¢ “Blast II” to send shockwaves through Lied ¢ Music service celebrates churches’ founding father ¢ Music service celebrates churches’ founding father
Arts notes
February 23, 2003
¢ Honor Recital calls for young musicians ¢ Community Theatre to hold auditions
Kline, Health Midwest claim victory in appellate ruling
February 23, 2003
Whether Health Midwest will meet a March 31 deadline to sell its hospital system to HCA Inc. seemed little closer to resolution after a Kansas appellate court ruling Friday.
Agencies plan cleanup, beautification along Missouri, Kansas rivers
February 23, 2003
A coalition of agencies will conduct a cleanup of almost 30 miles of the Missouri and Kansas rivers to boost a future trail system and raise awareness for its natural beauty.
U.S. hopes to send troops into Turkey this week
February 23, 2003
The United States hopes to begin moving troops and supplies into Turkey as early as this week, preparing for an expected second front in a possible war with Iraq, Pentagon officials said Saturday.
Lawrence commuter report
February 23, 2003
Lawrence Art Guild hangs annual All Members Show
Ann Durham draws inspiration from Southwest
February 23, 2003
Ann Durham’s watercolors are infused with the intense hues of the Southwest. One trip to the region back in the 1970s and she was hooked. “I have gone to the Southwest for many, many summers — probably over 20 — to paint,” the Lawrence artist says. “I’m kind of enchanted by the brilliant color and the shifting shadows.”
Russian folk is signature of Trio Voronezh
Threesome to play Friday at Lied Center
February 23, 2003
Trio Voronezh has come a long way since playing Bach in a subway station in Frankfurt, Germany. That’s where the Russian trio was discovered back in 1993.
Royal Family’ shines light on theater life
KU to stage comedy beginning Friday
February 23, 2003
In the roaring 20s, before Hollywood celebrities became cultural icons, the spotlight shined on the flamboyant on- and off-stage antics of families in American theater.
Vending machines dispense tiny art
February 23, 2003
Pull a knob on one of these vintage cigarette machine and you may pick up a new habit — buying art. The Art-o-Mat offers miniature paintings, sculpture and other tiny trinkets for not much more than a pack of Parliaments. The concept has hooked accidental art investors with refurbished vending machines in art galleries, coffee shops and grocery stores nationwide.
Artist’s work colored by railroad career
February 23, 2003
Each stroke of Charles L. Amos’ slender brush is colored by a lifetime spent dreaming, learning and teaching people about trains. Enchanted by steam locomotives while growing up in the Baltimore area, Amos became, by turns, a railroad executive, a federal transportation official and the leader of a rail industry trade group.
On the record
February 23, 2003
Area briefs
February 23, 2003
¢ Fatal collision leads to manslaughter arrest ¢ LPD to hire officers ¢ Drivers talking on phone could face $1,000 fine ¢ Groups seek nominees for women’s awards
A question of faith
Play’s story of autistic child challenges validity of miracles
February 23, 2003
Eve flaps the third and fourth fingers of her left hand rapidly against her palm. She shifts from her left foot to her right and back. She avoids locking eyes with anyone else in the room as she spins a stuffed killer whale named Shamu through somersaults above her head.
Painter explores life through color
Creative process helps Filipina-American artist discover identity
February 23, 2003
Artist Henri Doner-Hedrick has a “thing about color.” It floods her paintings and pervades her thoughts. It’s inescapably etched on her face, brown with Filipino heritage handed down from her father, who died when she w
KU professor mines composer’s life for series
Radio programs capitalize on lifelong fascination with Robert Schumann
February 23, 2003
Even in his youth, Tibbetts heard something magnetic in the music of 19th-century German composer and pianist Robert Schumann. On his 16th birthday, Tibbetts’ parents gave him a biography of Schumann for which he’d been lobbying for months.
Former polio sufferers feel disease’s pull from past
February 23, 2003
Ed Bollenbach thought he had had his final encounter with polio in Yonkers, N.Y., in 1954, when the disease cut his legs out from under him while he was walking home from second grade.
Modern looks from ‘60s part of vintage trend
February 23, 2003
In the fashion world, 2003 will be a vintage year for wine. The rich-yet-soothing color flowed freely on the runways during New York Fashion Week.
Pet owners need to look out for dental disease warning signs
February 23, 2003
February marks the ninth consecutive year of the “Pets Need Dental Care, Too” campaign. This is National Pet Dental Health Month, and the national campaign is co-sponsored by the American Veterinary Dental Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association and Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.
New wine bars savor success
Trend revives Argentina’s centuries-old wineries
February 23, 2003
Spanish monks in the 16th century introduced winemaking here, bent on colonizing the Americas while reticent to give up the Old World pleasures that could be wrung from some of the most fertile farmland on Earth.
School board candidate survey
February 23, 2003
Funding strategy
February 23, 2003
A decision that may benefit state universities in the short-term could have a devastating effect on state funding in the long run.
Lawrence resident critical after crash
February 23, 2003
A Lawrence man was in critical condition late Saturday after suffering injuries in an accident in Osage County.
Oklahoma State outlasts Longhorns
February 23, 2003
Third-ranked Texas ran out of time before No. 16 Oklahoma State ran out of players.
Roundup: Cyclones rally past KSU
Wildcats blow 16-point second-half lead, fall to ISU, 64-61
February 23, 2003
Everything seemed so obvious. Kansas State finally was going to win a Big 12 Conference road game and Iowa State was headed for its fifth straight loss.
Handicap doesn’t slow crew chief
Barker, Blaney looking for first Winston Cup victory today
February 23, 2003
Robert “Bootie” Barker will talk about the spectacular set of wheels he’s put under Dave Blaney. But not about the wheelchair he sits in.
NBA Roundup: Hornets punch out Pistons
Mashburn’s late jumper decisive in 93-91 victory
February 23, 2003
Jamal Mashburn couldn’t score 50 points for the second game in a row, but his effort Saturday night was enough for the New Orleans Hornets.
Buhler explains vote against bi-state tax
February 23, 2003
The following is a journal from Sen. Mark Buhler, R-Lawrence, for the week ending Feb. 21.
Horoscopes
February 23, 2003
News shows announce guest lineups
February 23, 2003
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
Waiting With Gabriel’ tells story of preparing for death, birth of son
February 23, 2003
He had 10 tiny fingers, 10 tiny toes and a hint of downy dark hair. He was a perfect newborn — except for his heart.
Americans literally are scared to death
February 23, 2003
I don’t mean to discount the fact that dozens of people were injured and that 21 of them died.
School option
February 23, 2003
2004 Democrats unified on Bush
February 23, 2003
Sen. John Edwards led Democratic presidential candidates in attacking President Bush’s policies Saturday, but differences began to emerge in their strategies to force Bush out of the White House next year.
Big 12 Women: Wildcats rout Aggies
Dutmer scores 20 as Kansas State cruises past Texas A&M
February 23, 2003
Kansas State reserve Amy Dutmer rendered inconsequential the absence of three-point specialist Laurie Koehn for a seventh straight game.
Top 25 Roundup: Louisville falls; Pitino ejected
Free throws help Cincinnati upend No. 4 Cardinals, 101-80
February 23, 2003
As the fouls added up and Cincinnati pulled away, Louisville coach Rick Pitino decided he had seen enough.
Calhoun returns to spark Huskies
UConn coach back on sideline 16 days after surgery
February 23, 2003
Connecticut got off to its fastest start of the season Saturday, and the main man being back on the bench had a lot to do with it.
NASCAR: Rain not what Rockingham track needed
February 23, 2003
Gray skies, high winds and a steady rain is not what North Carolina Speedway needed in its bid to keep two races.
Arts notes
February 23, 2003
¢ Art in the Park seeking musicians ¢ KU trombone professor, colleagues to perform ¢ Art department students to exhibit works ¢ Recital to honor Polish composer ¢ National evangelist to address Baker ¢ Ozark Mountain Jubilee heads to Ottawa stage ¢ Art department students to exhibit works ¢ KC Symphony to play baroque music concert
Vera Jean Bylaska
February 23, 2003
Fashion briefs
February 23, 2003
¢ Smooth talk ¢ Paisley, please
City commission candidate survey
February 23, 2003
Bookstore
February 23, 2003
Diabetes patients may benefit from in-home dialysis device
February 23, 2003
There’s no doubt that dialysis saves the lives of people with advanced kidney disease — without it, the toxins in their blood would quickly overwhelm their organs and kill them. But it comes with a price.
Growth questions fuel city campaigns
February 23, 2003
You can’t wait for the new Home Depot near South Iowa Street to open or you cuss it as one more “big box” store in an area that doesn’t need any more.
In arrears at U.N.
February 23, 2003
Well-traveled hurler DeHart finally healthy
February 23, 2003
Rick DeHart had scant time between playing in the Mexican League this winter and arriving at the Kansas City Royals’ camp.
Business briefs
February 23, 2003
Arts notes
February 23, 2003
¢ Soloists to perform with Free State orchestra ¢ New art space seeking olive-inspired work ¢ Topeka Civic Theatre to stage ‘Chicago’ ¢ Submissions requested for Lied’s anniversary ¢ Ceramic artist to speak about craft at KU
People
February 23, 2003
¢ Carey gets his star ¢ Armstrongs on the rocks ¢ Jones chips in for PayCheck’ ¢ Doonesbury’ goes to school
FBI’s post-Sept. 11 changes also foiling domestic terrorists
February 23, 2003
From Ku Klux Klan members to Jewish militants, federal prosecutors have thwarted several would-be domestic terrorists in recent months, using FBI-led task forces whose primary duty is stopping al-Qaida and other international groups.
Briefly
February 23, 2003
¢ New York: Bayer may have known dangers of drug Baycol ¢ Texas: Professor carried vials of plague on airlines
Mardi Gras-themed party to benefit Independence Inc.
February 23, 2003
“Mardi Gras on the Kaw” will bring the tastes, sights and sounds of Cajun culture to the Kansas River for an evening of costumes and festivities. In the spirit of Fat Tuesday, guests will be presented with a mix of food, wine tasting, and live music with funds benefiting Independence Inc.
Baker University to hold Gospel Fest
February 23, 2003
Baldwin area church and high school choirs will perform Friday during a Gospel Fest organized by Baker University’s Multicultural Affairs Office.
KU ensemble to premiere professor’s composition
February 23, 2003
The KU Wind Ensemble will perform a concert that includes the premiere of a new composition by a Kansas University professor at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lied Center.
Danish choreographer says ballet about life of Princess Diana a tribute
February 23, 2003
Turning the life of Princess Diana into a ballet was not an easy project for Peter Schaufuss. Schaufuss, a former international ballet star who has created dances based on Elvis Presley and the Beatles, said Friday that it would have been easier to do a ballet about Hans Christian Andersen, the famous Danish author of fairy tales.
Shoveling snow can cause injuries, death
February 23, 2003
Every year, people die from heart attacks triggered by snow shoveling, and uncounted numbers hurt their backs. In the recent snowstorm, two fairly young Rhode Island men — one was in his late 20s — died while shoveling snow, according to Nancy Thomas, spokeswoman for the American Heart Assn.
How to tell if your pet is in mood to chat
February 23, 2003
No one likes the silent treatment — and that goes for pets, too. Jean Craighead George, a naturalist and author of the new children’s books “How to Talk to Your Dog” and “How to Talk to Your Cat” (HarperTrophy) offers these tips to get human-animal conversations started and how to read your cat’s or dog’s mood.
Douglas County Senior Services
February 23, 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.
Stamp celebrates West Point bicentennial
February 23, 2003
The United States is on a war footing in far-flung parts of the world. This is a time when our nation relies on our brave men and women in uniform, especially their leaders in the various branches of the service.
Travel briefs
February 23, 2003
¢ Companion Air ready to transport pets ¢ Free guide highlights British golf courses ¢ Theater plans festival featuring Rogers films
Local Briefs
February 23, 2003
¢ NAACP reception honors state Cabinet secretary ¢ Education: Perry-Lecompton schools set forum to discuss bond ¢ Gasoline: Pump patrol tracks down lowest prices in Lawrence
Film festival to return to N.Y. for second year
February 23, 2003
The film festival that gave downtown an economic and psychological boost last year after the World Trade Center attack will return in May, organizers announced Thursday.
Electric fireplaces look like real thing
February 23, 2003
Electric fireplaces used to be a joke. Now they’re the fireplace industry’s growth leader.
Leftist rebels admit holding Americans
Group calls for end to military operations
February 23, 2003
Leftist rebels on Saturday acknowledged for the first time that they shot down a U.S. plane and are holding hostage three Americans they accuse of being CIA agents.
Teen dies after 2nd organ transplant
February 23, 2003
Jesica Santillan, the teenager who survived a botched heart-lung transplant long enough to get an odds-shattering second set of donated organs, died Saturday, two days after the second transplant.
David “Fuzzy” Lavenburg
February 23, 2003
Nellie J. Eudy Deaver Smart
February 23, 2003
James L. Denton
February 23, 2003
City action
February 23, 2003
Invest in schools
February 23, 2003
Careful choice
February 23, 2003
U.N.’s call
February 23, 2003
Offer a choice
February 23, 2003
The survey says
February 23, 2003
Grant thanks
February 23, 2003
Lawrence school board
District to consider progress on antihazing efforts
February 23, 2003
Agenda highlights ¢ 7 p.m. Monday ¢ 110 McDonald Drive
Firefighters find victim handcuffed to toilet
February 23, 2003
Firefighters and a motel manager who responded to cries for help in a smoke-filled motel room found a mattress set on fire and a naked man handcuffed to the toilet.
Bush demands Senate vote
February 23, 2003
President Bush charged Saturday that Democratic senators were stalling Miguel Estrada’s nomination to a federal appeals court. Democrats said Estrada’s unwillingness to be more open has made it impossible for them to evaluate him.
Cities argue exemption from ban on Sunday liquor sales
February 23, 2003
Two Wyandotte County cities are arguing they have the right to exempt themselves from provisions of the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales.
Court to hear vets’ Agent Orange case
February 23, 2003
During an appendectomy in 1996, surgeons discovered that Vietnam veteran Joseph Isaacson had a form of cancer associated with exposure to the defoliant Agent Orange.
U.S. will offer new resolution on Iraq
Bush says time is short to force Saddam to disarm
February 23, 2003
President Bush, declaring that Saddam Hussein has not disarmed and does not intend to, said Saturday the United States would submit a new resolution to the U.N. Security Council early in the week to set the stage for war against Iraq.
Pakistan mosque shooting kills 9
February 23, 2003
Attackers stormed into a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan and sprayed worshippers with automatic weapons fire Saturday, killing at least nine people — including a 7-year-old boy — and wounding nine others, police and hospital officials said.
Tyson wastes no time
Etienne counted out after 49 seconds of first round
February 23, 2003
There is still some badness left in Iron Mike after all. In desperate need of a devastating win, Mike Tyson got just that Saturday night, flattening Clifford Etienne with a savage right hand reminiscent of Tyson in his prime.
Wheat or chaff?
February 23, 2003
KU sweeps pair at softball tournament
Jayhawks have won 10 of 12 for best start in Bunge’s seven seasons as coach
February 23, 2003
Kansas University bounced back from a loss Friday with a pair of victories Saturday at the Softball By the Beach Tournament.
Haskell wins finale
February 23, 2003
Senior Kateri Schaaf scored 26 points in her final collegiate game Saturday night, leading Haskell Indian Nations University to a 74-65 women’s basketball victory over Oklahoma Wesleyan at Coffin Complex.
Longhorns dominate Big 12 swim meet
February 23, 2003
Brendan Hansen broke his record in the 200-yard breaststroke and led Texas to its seventh straight men’s Big 12 swimming and diving championships Saturday.
Santa Fe Trail charges into state meet
Chargers claim Class 4A regional wrestling team title, nine individual qualifiers
February 23, 2003
It was Santa Fe Trail High’s day at the Class 4A regional wrestling tournament on Saturday at Santa Fe Trail.
Notebook: Jayhawks enjoy Big 12 road success
February 23, 2003
Winner of three of the first six regular-season Big 12 Conference championships, the Kansas University men’s basketball team wants another title this season.
Rookie wins pole in first CART event
February 23, 2003
Champ Car rookie Sebastien Bourdais is a quick study. The 23-year-old Frenchman retained the top spot in Saturday’s qualifying for today’s inaugural St. Petersburg Grand Prix, becoming the first CART driver since Nigel Mansell in 1993 to win a pole in his first race.
Pistol’s sons prospering in papa’s sport
Maravich brothers chasing basketball dreams
February 23, 2003
The lanky point guard for tiny William Carey College has a slick handle, keen court vision and funky looking shot. The tattoo on his left arm explains why he looks familiar.
Baldwin wants role on Royals’ staff
February 23, 2003
When James Baldwin looks at the young pitchers assembled in the Kansas City Royals’ spring clubhouse, he is astonished by their talent.
Missouri trout season to open Saturday
Marshfield angler plans to be at Bennett Springs for 50th consecutive March 1
February 23, 2003
Fair-weather fisherman is anything but an apt description of Marshfield, Mo., resident Joe Jackson.
Big bass caught in Oklahoma
February 23, 2003
Dave Masters caught the third largest largemouth bass in Oklahoma’s recorded history on Feb. 12 when he hauled in a 14-pound, 8.5-ounce fish.
Survery at Clinton Lake shows large population of crappie, channel cats
February 23, 2003
Using electrofishing and netting gear, Wildlife and Parks officials have completed their assessment of fishing prospects at Clinton Lake.
State offers quail incentives in four southeast counties
February 23, 2003
For the third year in a row, landowners in Allen, Bourbon, Crawford and Neosho counties may receive financial incentives or cost-share payments for creating and enhancing habitat beneficial to quail.
KU claims three events at Kansas State meet
February 23, 2003
Kansas University’s women’s track team won two events Saturday at the KSU Open. Freshman Angela Pichardo recorded the third-best 1,000-meter time in school history while winning in 2:53.20.
Ottawa women stumble
February 23, 2003
Gina Wheat’s 21 points and eight rebounds weren’t enough for Ottawa University’s women’s basketball team in a 72-60 loss Saturday to Friends University. Ottawa held a 35-32 rebounding advantage and made seven fewer turnovers, but Friends sank 10 of 19 three-point attempts while Ottawa was 2-of-15.
Bronzed shoes are popular items
February 23, 2003
Baby dresses, silver rattles and cups, spoons, dishes, cribs, cradles, even baby walkers from centuries past are popular collector items.
Bears trap Jayhawks - Baylor 77, Kansas women 61
BU’s torrid outside shooting proves deadly in KU defeat
February 23, 2003
The Kansas University women’s basketball team knew Baylor had a strong inside game.
Drowning in a sea of fees
Cable subscribers may see fewer channels, higher rates
February 23, 2003
Want to see a good, knock-down, drag-out fight? Think you need to order the latest boxing match on pay-per-view? Think again.
OU’s Price can deliver knockout
February 23, 2003
Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson never tires of watching footage of NBA Hall of Famer Larry Bird, one of the best crunch-time basketball players in history.
Investors should consider Bush plan
Education accounts, 401(k)s safe bets
February 23, 2003
The two new types of tax-exempt investment accounts proposed by President Bush sound just great, but it could be months before Congress decides whether to go along.
KU’s bats stay hot in victory
February 23, 2003
A 27-degree atmosphere couldn’t cool the Kansas University baseball team’s hot streak. KU pounded 11 hits, including six doubles, and the Jayhawks upended Eastern Michigan, 6-2, Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark for their sixth consecutive win.
IRS alerts taxpayers to most common scams
February 23, 2003
The IRS is urging taxpayers not to be taken in this tax season by a “dirty dozen” of common scams.
Firebirds, Lions each qualify six for state
February 23, 2003
Wrestling coaches talk about how the back door can make a team win or lose a tournament.
Free State’s Brunfeldt wins 400-freestyle crown
February 23, 2003
Free State High’s Alex Brunfeldt wore a sweatshirt and his usual smile Saturday after the Kansas state swimming and diving meet at Kansas State Natatorium.
Mayer: Roy’s boys show class after fracas
February 23, 2003
Nick Collison sacrificed his body for the good of the Kansas University basketball team Sunday against Iowa State, and the officials really shortchanged him. Nick absorbed a terrible working-over by the infamous Jackson Vroman.
Briefcase
February 23, 2003
¢ Consumers should be on lookout for trickery ¢ Energy: Public given opportunity to invest in ethanol plant ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company
Bond issue defines school board race
February 23, 2003
Lawrence school board members knew their 160-word resolution would light a fuse. And the ensuing fireworks over the official request for voter approval of $59 million in construction bonds have defined the primary election campaign for school board.
Cowboy, 76, finds fame from years on the ranch
February 23, 2003
Mamas who won’t let their babies grow up to be cowboys haven’t met Ross Umholtz.
Counselors advise on prescription costs
February 23, 2003
The nearly 400 counselors in Kansas who field questions about Medicare are asked about one topic more than any other. The callers want advice on how to obtain prescription drugs at prices they can afford, said Cynthia Bailey of the Kansas Insurance Department.
Welfare cuts strain family
Subsidy loss not part of unspoken deal between Baldwin household, state
February 23, 2003
Until last month, 11-year-old Ayla Vesecky’s special diapers cost taxpayers about $150 a month.
Bereaved mourn as fire probe continues
Club’s owner says blaze ‘is a horror that will haunt my family for the rest of our lives’
February 23, 2003
They chainsmoked, dialed and redialed cell phones and hugged friends tight. But hope faded to mourning for the families of the 96 victims of the nightclub inferno, as coroners examined wedding rings and tattoos, and identified the first 15 bodies Saturday.
Gift of fertility
February 23, 2003
Tejada arrives in Athletics’ camp
February 23, 2003
Miguel Tejada wants his two children to have a stable education in the United States, and that’s why he says he is so eager to get a long-term commitment from the Oakland Athletics.
Ottawa men triumph
February 23, 2003
Bret Lickteig sank five three-pointers and scored 26 points, and Scott McCoy made six three-pointers and scored 20 Saturday in Ottawa University’s 96-80 men’s basketball victory against Friends.
Art lovers start small with machines
February 23, 2003
Pull a knob on the vintage cigarette machine and you may pick up a new habit — buying art.
Where to vote
February 23, 2003
Roof of toy store collapses; 9 injured
February 23, 2003
The roof of a Toys ‘R’ Us store collapsed Saturday, injuring at least nine people, as heavy rain soaked an area already stressed by the weight of snow from the Presidents Day blizzard, authorities said.
Bypasses bring blessings, problems to small towns
February 23, 2003
Times was when there was an endless stream of big trucks rumbling down Main Street. But not anymore, and for that Willis Baker is very happy.
Be careful in selecting perfect plants
February 23, 2003
Last week, I discussed the steps gardeners should take when selecting trees and shrubs for the landscape. If you did your homework, you now have a list of plants and an appropriate place to plant them. Now you are ready to shop.
Garden, home show inspires visitors
February 23, 2003
After buying property with two water gardens on it, Steve and Linda Bruce needed to learn how to take care of them.