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Arts notes
January 19, 2003
¢ University group buys area artists’ paintings ¢ Lawrence Arts Center awarded $10,000 grant
Arts notes
January 19, 2003
¢ University offers free children’s drama classes ¢ Community Theatre issues call for auditions ¢ Deadline extended for outdoor sculpture show ¢ Folly Theater stages family-oriented play ¢ Production revisits life of Harriet Tubman ¢ KC Symphony to play concert for all ages ¢ Museum exhibition explores new media ¢ Photographer’s work taps historical process ¢ Mini museum mounts tiny tractor exhibition
Museum records year in quilts
January 19, 2003
“Winter Count in Quilts” is the theme of an American Indian Quilt Show on display on the third floor of Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., through Feb. 28.
Cosmosphere changes for spacecraft exhibit
January 19, 2003
The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center’s upcoming exhibit will literally change the face of the museum. The space museum plans to create a new main entrance that can accommodate the 6,000-square-foot Liberty Bell 7 traveling exhibit, which will spread across the main lobby and into a nearby banquet room.
Stamps pay tribute to movie magicians
January 19, 2003
Let’s go behind the scenes to see how movies are made. Now you can catch a glimpse of the multitalented efforts in miniature on new U.S. postage stamps. And that’s entertainment from American filmmakers to the world.
Assertiveness assists in right to stay at home
January 19, 2003
On a crisp Minnesota morning, Josephine Bronczyk sits at her breakfast table and plucks a strawberry from a plate at her fingertips.
Obesity a lethal risk if overlooked
January 19, 2003
Obesity among adults has doubled since 1980. More than half of all American adults are considered overweight or obese. Nearly 20 percent of American adults meet the classification of obesity. In the 50+ age group, obesity is highest among 50-64 year olds.
Kansans join D.C. march
Thousands speak out against war in Iraq
January 19, 2003
Lawrence residents joined thousands of other Americans on the National Mall Saturday to oppose the anticipated war with Iraq, in what organizers called “the largest pre-emptive peace movement in history.”
Douglas County Senior Services
January 19, 2003
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers several classes. All Douglas County residents age 55 and older may participate.
S. Korean says U.S. pondered attack on North
U.S. spokesman denies knowledge of such talks
January 19, 2003
High-ranking U.S. officials last month considered attacking North Korea before agreeing to seek a peaceful solution to the standoff over nuclear weapons, South Korea’s president-elect said Saturday.
Kansans pay high price for death penalty, opponents say
State groups seek moratorium after Illinois sentences commuted
January 19, 2003
Death-penalty opponents in Kansas often have talked about the moral cost that society pays for condemning people to die. And they have an additional argument — the economic costs.
Travel briefs
January 19, 2003
¢ Web site tracks personal travels ¢ Travel agent services requested less often ¢ Alaska ferry network now easier to book
Actor Crenna dies at 76
January 19, 2003
Richard Crenna, the Emmy award-winning character actor who starred as a lovesick teenager on “Our Miss Brooks” and Sylvester Stallone’s Green Beret mentor in the “Rambo” films, has died. He was 76.
Former first ladies meet for fund-raiser
January 19, 2003
Former first ladies Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and Hillary Clinton celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse in elegant style.
Treasure house on the prairie
Spencer Museum of Art celebrates 25 years of bringing gems to the public
January 19, 2003
Twenty-five years ago last fall, Doug Tilghman was balancing a precious bronze Buddha on a contraption of pipes and wooden planks.
Official: Documents point to failed nuclear efforts
January 19, 2003
An Iraqi scientist confirmed Saturday that documents found at his home outlined high-tech attempts to enrich uranium in the 1980s but said the information was from an experimental program that was declared a decade ago.
Poll suggests Americans in no hurry for war
January 19, 2003
Most Americans want the United States to take more time seeking a peaceful solution in Iraq rather than moving quickly into a military confrontation, a new poll says.
Stabbing nets 50 years in jail
January 19, 2003
A Wichita man convicted of stabbing a Burrton man to death will spend 50 years in prison.
President pitches his tax cut as much-needed boon to small business
January 19, 2003
Promoting his tax cut plan, President Bush said Saturday it could help small businesses whose financial health is essential to economic growth.
Woodwind quintet has long history of filling galleries with classical melodies
January 19, 2003
When the Spencer Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1978, music by a Chamber Winds woodwind quintet filled the galleries. When the museum celebrates its 25th birthday on Saturday, the Chamber Winds will be there, playing again.
Conchola services
January 19, 2003
Douglas services
January 19, 2003
Smoke tolerance
January 19, 2003
Smoking ban
January 19, 2003
Poor treatment
January 19, 2003
What are you reading?
January 19, 2003
Chavez enemies seek peaceful end to crisis
January 19, 2003
Foes of President Hugo Chavez vowed on Saturday to step up efforts to resolve the country’s crisis peacefully — one day after troops battled through protesters to raid privately owned bottling plants.
Bouquet-eating iguana marks island vacation
January 19, 2003
In these times of international tension, real news professionals disregard their personal safety and head for the world’s trouble spots.
Bond reduced in child abuse death
January 19, 2003
Bond for a couple accused of killing their 9-year-old adopted son has been reduced from $2 million to $200,000, despite objections from prosecutors.
Ailing cats may need more fluids under skin
January 19, 2003
I have an older cat in the early stages of kidney failure. We have her on special food and are looking at giving her “sub-q” fluids. My question is this: She will take water from a syringe very easily, and I was wondering what would be the typical daily water intake for a 6-pound cat?
Realism a signature of Patsy dolls
January 19, 2003
The Effanbee (for “F and B”) Doll Co. is one of the oldest American doll firms. It was founded in 1910 by Bernard Fleischaker (F) and Hugh Baum (B). Their most famous doll, created in 1927, is Patsy, the doll that looks like a real girl.
UT coach on verge of No. 800
Texas women’s coach one shy of landmark
January 19, 2003
At 799 career victories and counting, Texas coach Jody Conradt has seen her share of blowouts. Chalk up one more for the 20th-ranked Longhorns.
McGovern nearly flawless
Free State senior second in elite Bobcat Classic field
January 19, 2003
Second place at the Bobcat Classic is an impressive feat, considering that it’s one of the state’s toughest wrestling tournaments.
Lawrence Commuter Report
January 19, 2003
Paxton perfect at 215
January 19, 2003
Eudora High wrestler Mike Paxton played the role of unknown stud perfectly at the Bobcat Classic on Saturday.
Local briefs
January 19, 2003
¢ Free-throw winners advance to regionals ¢ County: Agency plans discussions on services for seniors ¢ Youth: Runaway teen sought
Haskell men fall hard
Bellevue’s inside game too much for Indians; HINU women also lose
January 19, 2003
Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball coach Melvin Imotichey said his squad’s size wouldn’t help the Fightin’ Indians win, and they’ve fought bigger bodies all season.
Venus reaches quarterfinals
Henin-Hardenne dumps Davenport at Australian Open
January 19, 2003
Venus Williams had Nicole Pratt sprawling and sighing. Justine Henin-Hardenne was in pain and fearing she was finished.
NBA briefs
January 19, 2003
¢ Wallace suspended for seven games ¢ Pacers add Croshere, place Brewer on shelf ¢ Orlando shelves Hill because of ankle pain
Groups invoke King’s name in causes from war protests to homosexual rights
January 19, 2003
Martin Luther King Jr.’s image has been used to protest a potential war on Iraq, denounce a gay rights law and sell wireless phone service.
Author finds her way home
Doris Pilkington’s real-life story ‘more fantastic’ than most made-up screenplays, director says
January 19, 2003
On Christmas Eve in 1962, Doris Pilkington took her children for a surprise visit to see their grandmother in Balfour Downs Station, western Australia.
It’s too soon to hunt for dividend-rich stocks
January 19, 2003
Now that President Bush’s long-awaited tax cut proposal has arrived, what should you, as an investor and taxpayer, do to make the most of it?
Briefcase
January 19, 2003
¢ More consumers using Internet during holidays ¢ Technology: Life sciences industry focus of dinner meeting ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company
On the record
January 19, 2003
L.V. Hunter
January 19, 2003
Sebelius prefers an indirect role in gambling bill
January 19, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius supports an expansion of legalized gambling in Kansas but doesn’t want to have to write the bill or settle disputes among factions of supporters.
Ottawa men victorious
January 19, 2003
Tony Porter scored 19 points and Ricky Bulmer 17, helping the Ottawa University men’s basketball squad beat Saint Mary College, 64-52, on Saturday. McCoy added 13 rebounds and P.J. Siggal had 12 points for the Braves, who committed just nine turnovers.
A glimpse of the Gilded Age
Newport’s Cliff Walk follows trail of old money
January 19, 2003
The historic Cliff Walk is sophisticated and refined — with gilded charm and a dash of danger.
Woodling: Kansas’ 25th straight win over K-State workmanlike
January 19, 2003
Every day for everyone who works is different from the others. But everybody has had a day like the Jayhawks had Saturday night.
Kansas swimmers earn two victories
January 19, 2003
Kansas University’s swimming and diving squad picked up two resounding victories on Saturday, beating Nebraska 172.5-127.5 and Louisville 248.5-38.5.
Unreal’ start doomed K-State
January 19, 2003
Kansas State’s men’s basketball team never quit Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse. The Wildcats, however, had a hard time getting started against 12th-ranked Kansas University.
UConn women break streak record
Third-ranked Huskies win 55th straight game, 72-49, over Georgetown to set standard
January 19, 2003
Connecticut made women’s basketball history Saturday — then celebrated as if it won a national championship.
Women recall abortions with regret, gratitude
January 19, 2003
Each woman talks proudly of her husband and sons; each raised her family after undergoing an abortion.
Dorothea Jane Bigsby
January 19, 2003
Sizing up Serologicals
Lawrence plant key to growth plans
January 19, 2003
A stage hand. That may be the best way to describe Serologicals Corp., the Atlanta-based firm that announced last month it had chosen Lawrence as the site for a new manufacturing facility expected to open in the first half of 2004.
Low rates draw young buyers
January 19, 2003
Record-low interest rates are prompting people in their early 20s to do something they hadn’t thought possible at their age: buy a home.
Bus ride to D.C. offers plenty of time to reflect on mission
January 19, 2003
The Rev. Thad Holcombe has spent the better part of his adult life opposing America’s wars.
Briefly
January 19, 2003
¢ California: City close to banning declawing cats ¢ Minnesota: Hospital apologizes for mastectomy mistake ¢ Florida: Teen’s flight into building ruled suicide mission ¢ Washington: Assassination plot suspected before arrest
Briefly
January 19, 2003
¢ Toronto: Police sue newspaper over articles on race ¢ Australia: Bush fire kills two, destroys 388 homes ¢ Havana: Elian’s dad, celebrities among candidates ¢ Tokyo: Emperor Akihito has surgery for cancer
This isn’t your average Barbie doll
Lawrence artist brings new life to discarded toys; results will hang in exhibition
January 19, 2003
Warning: If you collect Barbie dolls or have a special place in your heart for the perfect 10 plastic babes, you probably should stop reading now.
Campaigning Democrats challenge Bush tax cuts
January 19, 2003
Attacking President Bush’s tax-cutting efforts, two Democratic contenders for the White House in 2004 called for repealing the $1.65 trillion plan Congress passed two years ago.
Big 12 Men Roundup: Cowboys continue sizz
OSU wins 12th straight, 76-56, against Missouri
January 19, 2003
Beating Oklahoma State on the road would have been a tall order for Missouri under the best of circumstances. Without their second-leading scorer, the 11th-ranked Tigers had no chance.
Several plants worth looking at for new year
January 19, 2003
As anxious gardeners patiently wait for the white blanket of snow to slowly fade, flowers, trees and shrubs are benefiting from this mid-winter drink. Many plants have suffered from lack of water these past few months.
Walton’s 99-yard return keys victory
Interception of Simms’ pass, stifling defense help North cruise to 17-0 triumph in Senior Bowl
January 19, 2003
Shane Walton only needed to touch the ball once to make the biggest play. The Notre Dame defensive back returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to help the North win the Senior Bowl, 17-0, Saturday.
Arts notes
January 19, 2003
¢ EMU Theater to stage play by local writer ¢ KU faculty musicians in Brown Bag series
NBA Roundup: Sixers repel Wizards’ rally
Iverson nets 26 in Philadelphia’s 88-80 victory
January 19, 2003
Larry Brown had no trouble finding material for his pregame speech before his Philadelphia 76ers played the Washington Wizards.
NFC Championship: Frigid field awaits Bucs
Tampa must snap cold-weather bugaboo vs. Eagles
January 19, 2003
Jon Gruden doesn’t want to hear about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ pathetic history in Philadelphia or their cold-weather failures.
KU to stage the ‘Mikado’
January 19, 2003
Satire is a signature of Gilbert and Sullivan operas. “Even in the times that the pieces were written and performed, they were constantly changing the lyrics to certain songs to make them appropriate to things that were happening in politics and society at that time,” said Mark Ferrell, the Kansas University associate professor of music who’s serving as musical director for the upcoming KU production of the “Mikado.”
Wichita clubs face trouble from gangs
Violence drives away good customers, business owners say
January 19, 2003
Wichita Police have seen that nightlife and gang activity can make for a deadly combination.
Top 25 Men Roundup: UNC upends UConn
No. 6 Connecticut, Nos. 8-10 teams knocked off
January 19, 2003
Many people wrote off North Carolina three weeks ago when the Tar Heels lost center Sean May with a broken foot. It might be time to re-evaluate.
KU art faculty mount group show
January 19, 2003
Many of the hallways in Kansas University’s Art and Design Building are relatively quiet places. Faculty and students work in their studios, doors closed, concentrating.
Liberal causes have undemocratic aspect
January 19, 2003
Illinois Gov. George Ryan’s commutation of the death sentences of all 167 inmates in Illinois prisons is another golden moment for liberals that underscores how many of their successes are tarnished by being explicitly, even exuberantly anti-democratic.
Kenneth C. McMillian
January 19, 2003
Embryo selection hedges nature
January 19, 2003
They held a news conference not long after Adam Nash was born. It was a small affair compared to the international media extravaganza that attended last month’s alleged birth of the world’s first cloned human.
Duo to hook Lied Center audience
January 19, 2003
It’s hard to look at Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood standing next to each other and not at least smirk.
College briefs
January 19, 2003
¢ Panthers’ Knight sustains concussion ¢ Seton Hall-Miami game delayed by power outage
Terrapins put hurt on top-ranked Duke
January 19, 2003
Cole Field House and the Comcast Center are across campus from each other. But Maryland found a bridge between its old and new buildings: beating No. 1 Duke.
KU women’s Big 12 losing skid hits 20 - Colorado 71, Kansas 50
January 19, 2003
Call its 71-50 defeat at the hands of the Colorado Buffaloes a lost day for the Kansas University women’s basketball team.
Bookstore
January 19, 2003
Road to the future
January 19, 2003
Cuts in highway funding may be an acceptable short-term solution to balance the state budget, but it could have long-term consequences if the economy doesn’t rebound.
Box of Matches’ elevates the mundane to profound
January 19, 2003
With his sixth novel and ninth book, Nicholson Baker proves you just can’t pin a good writer down.
Nursing home’s violations increase
Once a top facility, Brandon Woods cited for numerous deficiencies
January 19, 2003
Something’s not right at the nursing home within the Brandon Woods retirement complex.
SLT opponents discuss plans to save wetlands
Some suggest lawsuits; others argue for alternative to proposed highway
January 19, 2003
With the benefit of some breathing room, South Lawrence Trafficway opponents Saturday discussed plans to save the Baker Wetlands and ways to keep the issue in the city’s spotlight.
Fraternity brothers work to honor King
January 19, 2003
Some of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s fraternity brothers greeted people as they walked into the Kansas Union ballroom Saturday night.
Back in the limelight, Redford reflects on Sundance decades
January 19, 2003
Amid the glitz, celebrity-watching and dealmaking that has overrun his Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford figures now and then he has to step out from behind the scenes and remind people it’s really all about movies.
Sheldon L. Mundy Sr.
January 19, 2003
Court overturns arson conviction
January 19, 2003
A convicted arsonist will get a new trial after the Kansas Court of Appeals reversed her conviction.
Area Basketball: Riley thumps Baldwin boys
January 19, 2003
Andy Hannon scored 21 points for Baldwin (2-9), but it wasn’t enough as Riley County escaped with a 57-48 boys basketball victory Saturday.
KU streaks past ‘Cats - Kansas 81, Kansas State 64
Quick start overcomes bad vibes
January 19, 2003
Bad karma was in the air before Saturday night’s Kansas-Kansas State men’s basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse.
Lawrence protesters proclaim solidarity
January 19, 2003
Nearly 400 people sang through scarves and held signs with mittened hands Saturday at what has become a weekly anti-war protest in front of the Douglas County Courthouse.
Horoscopes
January 19, 2003
Arts notes
January 19, 2003
¢ CornerBank showcases Lawrence artists ¢ New hire: Lied Center names new education director ¢ Music: Five hundred pianists join forces for concert
Business briefs
January 19, 2003
Wheelhawks win conference title
January 19, 2003
Wheelchair rammed into wheelchair again and again. People shouted, slapped hands, fell on the floor and flipped fancy over-the-shoulder passes.
U.N. inspectors check mobile labs
Clock ticking for compliance, officials warn
January 19, 2003
Top U.N. officials warned Iraq on Saturday that it was running out of time to cooperate and avoid war, and arms inspectors examined the type of mobile lab the United States says could be used to make biological weapons.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
January 19, 2003
Jerry Greene of the Orlando Sentinel offers his picks:
January 19, 2003
I predicted the final four before the playoffs began, and I said then that the Raiders would beat the Bucs, 41-14, in Super Bowl 37. But let me tell you why:
Plant yourself
Various offerings provide splash for gardens
January 19, 2003
The National Garden Bureau always provides information about new varieties of flowers, bedding plants and vegetables for the upcoming year. Take a look at what’s new for 2003. You might find some of them intriguing enough to plant in your garden.
NFL Playoffs: First trip to Super Bowl aim of Raiders’ Brown
January 19, 2003
Rarely hurt and always effective, Oakland’s Tim Brown is the consummate NFL professional.
People
January 19, 2003
¢ Video of Ross shows, doesn’t tell ¢ Couple arrested in Dion case ¢ Madonna flirts with small screen ¢ Second defense attorney allowed to quit Blake’s murder case
NFC championship: Tampa Bay at Philadelphia
January 19, 2003
Briefly
January 19, 2003
¢ Washington: Driver killed with machete after cars wrecked, police say ¢ Kuwait City: Alleged spy was planning to poison troops, paper says ¢ Louisiana: Commander says information unavailable during bombing
The Motley Fool
January 19, 2003
¢ Name That Company ¢ Buy to hold
Notebook: Dream comes true for Drew
January 19, 2003
Drew Gooden admits at practice last season he would gaze longingly at the jerseys hanging in the south rafters of Allen Fieldhouse.