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Els keeps lead at Singapore
January 26, 2003
Ernie Els bogeyed the last two holes in a round of 2-under 70 Saturday and held a two-shot lead heading into the final round of the Singapore Masters.
Baker splits with MVC
January 26, 2003
Gayla Brown led a balanced Baker University attack Saturday with 12 points and six rebounds in a 68-41 women’s basketball victory against Missouri Valley College.
LHS wrestler Madill improves to 26-0
January 26, 2003
Lawrence High senior Aaron Madill improved to 26-0 after winning the 160-pound title Saturday at the Blue Valley Northwest Invitational.
Baldwin Invitational: Augusta stops Ottawa in double overtime
Orioles snap Cyclones’ 10-game winning streak, 62-58
January 26, 2003
An instant classic is almost expected every time the Ottawa and Augusta boys basketball teams square off. On Saturday, it was no different.
Commercials attract audience, survey says
January 26, 2003
Big-spending advertisers, take heart. At least one night a year, Super Bowl Sunday, television commercials actually attract some viewers.
Hardwood may lurk beneath old carpet
January 26, 2003
A new look for your room could be hiding under the carpet. Take a peek; you might find hardwood flooring underneath.
Turkey permits available
January 26, 2003
Permit applications for the spring turkey season are online and available to download from the Wildlife and Parks Internet site.
Angry neighbor
January 26, 2003
Area Boys Roundup: McLouth settles for fourth place
January 26, 2003
McLouth High’s boys basketball team took an early lead, but couldn’t hold on against Valley Falls on Saturday, losing 89-79, in the McLouth Invitational.
Lack of action
January 26, 2003
Iraqi scientists refuse private U.N. interviews
Two Iraqis caught trying to break into U.N. compound
January 26, 2003
Three Iraqi scientists rejected a request by U.N. weapons inspectors to undergo private interviews to aid the U.N. search for evidence of forbidden arms programs, a senior Iraqi official said Saturday.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
January 26, 2003
Briefcase
January 26, 2003
¢ Company name changes fall in 2002, survey says ¢ Technology: Gillette researching ‘smart tag’ device ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company
Liquor laws draw debate
Lawrence store owners disagree on state licensing requirements
January 26, 2003
The Kansas liquor store industry may be the last remnant of the days before Wal-Mart and mega mergers. The industry is not big business, and it is that way by design. Laws that were put on the state books in the late 1940s prohibit an individual from owning more than one liquor store in the state. Corporations are prohibited from having a license to operate even one liquor store.
What are you reading?
January 26, 2003
Celtic musical drama documents saint’s life
January 26, 2003
Celtic musician Maria Anthony and a cast of 13 other performers are bringing her musical drama about Kentigern, Saint Mungo of Scotland, back to the stage.
Hard Rock Vault holds rock ‘n’ roll history
January 26, 2003
Michael Jackson’s red “Thriller” jacket, Prince’s “Purple Rain” coat, Madonna’s “Boy Toy” wedding dress and David Bowie’s zebra-striped “Ziggy Stardust” getup are a part of rock ‘n’ roll lore as much as their music.
Study shows mothers improve health outlook when breast-feeding
January 26, 2003
Women improve their own health outlook as well as that of their babies when they breast-feed, a major new study conducted by Oxford University in England concludes.
Powell: U.S. open to N. Korea talks
January 26, 2003
In a sign of South Korea’s growing sway over U.S. policy on the Korean Peninsula, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Saturday that the United States would be open to direct talks with North Korea, without preconditions, sometime in the future.
Incursion leaves at least 12 Palestinians dead
Assault just days before election that favors Sharon
January 26, 2003
Israeli forces backed by tanks and helicopters moved deep into Gaza City early today, killing 12 Palestinians and wounding 51 in the bloodiest fighting in Gaza in months.
Pets come first for many
January 26, 2003
The American Animal Hospital Association recently took a survey of more than 1,200 pet owners in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and asked their response to 32 questions involving their human-pet bonds.
Supplements boost immune system
January 26, 2003
My dog, Freda, has demodectic mange. Her doctor recommended dipping her to control the mange.
Laundry rooms important to homeowners
January 26, 2003
You won’t see this room grace the cover of splashy home magazines, and it’s not included on most home tours.
Fowl dying in Nebraska
January 26, 2003
A waterfowl die-off at the Western Sugar factory ponds in Scottsbluff has killed an estimated 225 waterfowl as of Wednesday, according to state official Gary Schlichtemeier.
Correct lighting improves room’s atmosphere
January 26, 2003
Proper lighting improves the atmosphere of a room and makes everyday tasks easier. The following advice from Cleveland’s Kichler Lighting can help you select the right lighting fixture wattage, size and placement.
2003 stamps continue love theme
January 26, 2003
“Love is Sweeping the Country” is the title of a melody written many years ago by Rodgers and Hart.
Court watcher makes hobby a way to help victims’ groups
January 26, 2003
Dick Braendle isn’t a judge, a lawyer or even a courthouse worker. But for the past seven years, he’s attended all or part of more than 1,000 criminal trials and hearings.
Travel discounts available on the Internet if you know where to look
January 26, 2003
The World Wide Web is the most helpful travel tool to come along in generations. Even though some people find it confusing, frustrating and difficult to navigate, use of the Internet by adventurers booking airline tickets, reserving hotels and rental cars, and researching foreign countries has increased exponentially over the past few years.
Guard against accidents inside your home
January 26, 2003
Winter-savvy seniors know to stay put when the weather turns nasty. Slippery steps and walks, after all, can be hazardous to your health. But experts say cocooning presents its own perils.
Incentives available to taxpayers
Deductions for college tuition, electronic filing among key changes
January 26, 2003
The big news for taxpayers preparing their 2002 tax returns this spring is a bevy of new incentives — to save for college and retirement, to file returns electronically and to plan for a more secure financial future.
Taxpayer Advocate Service ready to help
January 26, 2003
If trying to resolve a tax problem with IRS has brought you nothing but high blood pressure, there’s a place that will help: IRS.
Organization critical to filing taxes on time
January 26, 2003
Last-minute headaches, missed deductions, possible tax penalties — all are potential hazards at tax time. Here are some tips from the Internal Revenue Service on how to avoid those problems.
IRS targets audit ‘flags’
January 26, 2003
For most taxpayers, the chances of being audited for 2002 are low. But for those who use offshore credit cards, tax shelters or trusts to hide income, or for wealthy taxpayers who understate income, the odds may be considerably greater.
Catch-up’ provision affects benefits
January 26, 2003
Taxpayers 50 and older who are worried they haven’t been saving enough for retirement can start to remedy that problem immediately.
Malpractice standoff raises costs
January 26, 2003
President Bush calls it a lottery for rich lawyers. Democrats call it justice for people made sick by bad medicine.
Complex ‘Rings’ plot invites a flight of fantasy
January 26, 2003
I finally saw the new Lord of the Rings movie, which is entitled “Lord of the Rings II: A LOT More Stuff Happens.” It’s a tad on the long side (three days), but I am not complaining.
Lecture series retells territorial history
January 26, 2003
More than a hundred years before the U.S. military launched peacekeeping missions in the Balkans and the Middle East, U.S. soldiers were trying to keep peace among warring civilian factions in territorial Kansas.
D.C. says farewell to pioneering journalist
McClendon blazed trails for women reporters
January 26, 2003
In a National Press Club ballroom off-limits for years to female reporters, pioneering journalist Sarah McClendon was remembered Saturday for her guts and grace.
Lorraine M. (House) Barnes
January 26, 2003
Ethan Joseph Nave
January 26, 2003
Lawrence Commuter Report
January 26, 2003
Board of Realtors honors city’s top sellers, achievers
January 26, 2003
The person who’s changed life most for Lawrence residents in recent years is a west-side developer, a speaker at a real-estate dinner said Saturday night.
Paseo Bridge may remain closed up to two weeks
January 26, 2003
The Paseo Bridge may remain closed longer than had been expected after inspectors found more damage on the structure.
German official says al-Qaida threat high
January 26, 2003
Al-Qaida’s leadership has regrouped, is communicating with members worldwide and poses a threat to the United States and Europe as great as that posed before the 9-11 terrorist attacks, says one of the leading architects of Germany’s war on terror.
China’s Web economy booming
January 26, 2003
China will soon become the world’s largest Internet and information economy, surpassing the United States, the president of one of the Chinese government’s two main telecommunications companies predicted Saturday.
Stram tapped for football hall
Allen, Bethea, DeLamielleure, Lofton also selected
January 26, 2003
Marcus Allen was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, a day before the team he left during a bitter feud returns to the Super Bowl.
Kansas splits with Hilo
January 26, 2003
Kansas University is opening the baseball season with six games in Hawaii, but the islands have not been paradise for the Jayhawks so far.
Area Girls Basketball: Chargers lose again
January 26, 2003
After back-to-back losses, Santa Fe Trail coach Brenda Dahl is looking forward to a week off.
Tonganoxie Invitational: Atchison denies Eudora in championship game
January 26, 2003
Eudora High entered Saturday’s Tonganoxie Invitational championship game against Atchison without two of its leaders.
Lawrence High falters in fifth-place game - Vikings 59, Lions 45
McAnderson’s efforts not enough for LHS against Topeka Seaman
January 26, 2003
The Lawrence High’s boys basketball team’s late run wasn’t enough to overcome Topeka Seaman’s fast start Saturday in the Topeka Invitational.
Wildcats snap Crimson Tide’s home win streak - No. 8 Kentucky 63, No. 15 Alabama 46
January 26, 2003
With a swarming defense and a barrage of uncontested shots, eighth-ranked Kentucky showed No. 15 Alabama how a true basketball power plays.
Top 25 Roundup: No. 2 Pitt holds off Hoyas
Panthers improve to 5-0 in Big East for first time ever with 65-64 victory
January 26, 2003
Georgetown, the bully on the Big East block for years, wasn’t about to willingly cede that title to Pittsburgh, even if the Panthers now are seen as the most physical team in a notoriously tough conference.
Big 12 Men: Longhorns blow past Tigers
No. 4 Texas runs away from No. 21 MU, 76-55
January 26, 2003
Missouri coach Quin Snyder felt like a sprinter who had a bad start. And once No. 4 Texas got rolling, there was no catching the Longhorns.
Agassi cruises in Australian final
January 26, 2003
Andre Agassi just keeps getting better with age. Agassi overwhelmed Rainer Schuettler right from the start and won his fourth Australian Open title 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 today, becoming the oldest man to win a Grand Slam singles crown in 31 years.
Frazar holds Phoenix lead for third straight round
January 26, 2003
For someone who has spent his career chasing big-name players, Harrison Frazar knows how to play in front.
Travel briefs
January 26, 2003
¢ Eiffel Tower tops among tourist draws ¢ Old rockers return at Hard Rock Vault ¢ Israel optimistic on future of tourism
Trevino big winner
January 26, 2003
Lee Trevino won the Champions Skins Game on Saturday, holing a 10-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole to finish with six skins and $240,000.
Pierce touched by jersey-retirement ceremony
January 26, 2003
Paul Pierce nudged Boston Celtics coach Jim O’Brien during the fourth quarter of the Celtics’ 77-58 victory over Denver on Friday night in Beantown.
NBA Roundup: Sixers lend Iverson hand
Van Horn nets 26 points in Philadelphia victory
January 26, 2003
The Philadelphia 76ers are beginning to understand that Allen Iverson can’t carry the team by himself.
NBA Briefs
January 26, 2003
¢ Hornets guard Davis to have knee surgery ¢ Raptors guard Hunter could miss 10 days ¢ Sonics’ Payton logs 18,000th career point
Security super in San Diego
Raider fans may have to leave costumes at home
January 26, 2003
Airspace above Qualcomm Stadium will be restricted. Everyone who enters the stadium will be required to pass through magnetometers and X-ray screening machines. Parking is not allowed in the lot. And a bio-terrorism team will be on the premises.
On the record
January 26, 2003
Garden glamour
Petunias add color to spring season
January 26, 2003
Each year the National Garden Bureau provides information about what’s hot for the upcoming growing season. A final look at the new flower and vegetable varieties for 2003 will tempt even the most hesitant gardener.
Program provides horticulture training
January 26, 2003
Near record temperatures make it difficult to think about gardening this time of year. Nevertheless, it is time to dust off the gardening books, warm the brain and head to class.
People
January 26, 2003
¢ Somers struts into Walk of Fame ¢ Carter noble with Nobel money ¢ Lavigne rules MTV Asia Awards ¢ Fans help nab bogus promoter
Turkey hunting seminar slated for March 22 in Emporia
January 26, 2003
On March 22, the Flint Hills Gobblers chapter of NWTF and Wildlife and Parks will co-sponsor a turkey hunting seminar.
Calendar creator lobbies for change
Resident says new, simpler date system would save time, worry
January 26, 2003
Wayne Richardson spends his time thinking about, well, time. The Lawrence man is convinced there’s a better way to measure the weeks and months.
Arts notes
January 26, 2003
¢ Polish ‘Decalogue’ to be screened at KU ¢ Vaudeville show headed for Topeka
Breast milk banks can make miracles happen
Texas center dispenses 85,000 ounces annually, saves struggling babies
January 26, 2003
Dr. Susan Sward vividly recalls the first time she prescribed mother’s milk to treat a very sick, premature baby.
Program makes shelter dogs more adoptable
January 26, 2003
Kes trotted trimly at heel, greeted strangers and always maintained a gentle manner — until one day when she spotted another dog during a walk and went berserk.
Shakers make for interesting display
January 26, 2003
Salt and pepper shakers are among the most popular collectibles found at flea markets and shops today. They are inexpensive, and the variety is endless.
Appreciate Bucs-Raiders matchup
This Super Bowl isn’t ‘best ever,’ but rather ‘as good as it gets’ in salary-cap era
January 26, 2003
No mindless pretense this time. No fraudulent hype of “best offense ever” or “greatest defense since …”
Jayhawk swimmers split pair of duals
January 26, 2003
Kansas University’s basketball team wasn’t the only Jayhawk squad to start fast and stall out Saturday.
Bush gives preview of State of Union
Themes include economy, security, health, optimism
January 26, 2003
President Bush gave a brief preview Saturday of the list of priorities he will put before Congress this week: overhauling Medicare, cutting taxes, involving religious groups more deeply in government programs and restraining federal spending.
Arts notes
January 26, 2003
¢ ‘Guys and Dolls’ in KC features Lawrence native ¢ Lawrence musician plays for St. Olaf College Band ¢ Liberty Hall screens Middle East films ¢ UMKC jazz festival features big names ¢ Zorro makes mark at Coterie Theatre ¢ Dance concert features Lawrence choreographers ¢ ‘American Originals’ opens at Union Station ¢ Magician of the Year brings tricks to Ottawa
Kansas only half bad - Arizona 91, KU 74
UA’s 37-point swing rankles Jayhawks
January 26, 2003
To lead a college basketball game by 20 points and lose by 17 was more than maddening to Kansas University senior Nick Collison.
Ottawa sweeps twinbill
January 26, 2003
Ricky Bulmer led four Ottawa University players in double figures Saturday night with 15 points, and he grabbed 11 rebounds in a 63-62 men’s basketball victory over Kansas Wesleyan.
Virus-like infection generates global Internet gridlock
January 26, 2003
A fast-spreading, virus-like infection dramatically slowed Internet traffic Saturday, overwhelming the world’s digital pipelines and interfering with Web browsing and e-mail delivery.
Worst nightmare
January 26, 2003
The fear of another person using their identities for financial gain isn’t the most serious concern facing Kansas University foreign students who were victimized by a computer hacker this week.
Local Briefs
January 26, 2003
¢ ‘Souper Bowl’ raises $4,000 for Arts Center ¢ Crime: Police seek assistance finding parole violator ¢ Weather: Low-income families can apply for heat help ¢ Region: Accident kills driver
Ralph G. Campbell
January 26, 2003
Mennonites’ opposition to war spans history
Group often faced criticism, ridicule for pacifism
January 26, 2003
Peter Jantzen doesn’t want the United States to go to war against Iraq. The 17-year-old high school senior knows his position isn’t popular with all his classmates, but in this community that many Kansas Mennonites call home, he isn’t alone in his beliefs.
KU tennis rallies to 4-3 dual victory
January 26, 2003
Kansas University rallied Saturday to defeat Brigham Young, 4-3, in the Jayhawks’ first dual match of the tennis season.
Messed-up city
January 26, 2003
Tsil Cafe’ turning up heat in Lawrence
January 26, 2003
Talk often takes a back seat to taste in the fiery little restaurant that Topeka author Tom Averill gives life to in his latest book, “Secrets of the Tsil Cafe.”
Briefly
January 26, 2003
¢ Boston: Some victims of clergy abuse agree to pretrial moratorium ¢ Switzerland: Thompson urges nations to fight against bioterrorism
Arts notes
January 26, 2003
¢ Russian State Opera brings ‘Tosca’ to Lied ¢ Teens invited to enter national lyric contest
Arts notes
January 26, 2003
¢ KU seniors in design mount group show ¢ Korean visiting artists to perform recital ¢ Hulsey prints to be sold at Fields Gallery benefit
Philadelphia, other cities use hunters to trim deer population
Lyme disease one of concerns
January 26, 2003
The hunter had been perched 20 feet up a carefully placed tree stand for perhaps 15 minutes, his bow on his lap, when a deer with huge antlers appeared.
Ku Klux Klan leader charged in slaying
January 26, 2003
The grand dragon of a Ku Klux Klan group and the wife of a Klan leader in federal custody were among four people charged with murder in the killing of an unidentified man two years ago, authorities said Saturday.
White House insists Saddam has weapons
January 26, 2003
In growing detail, Bush administration officials are presenting their case that Iraq retains a hidden and fearsome arsenal of nerve gases, blister-producing chemicals, anthrax and other lethal agents.
Woodling: Kansas officially in midseason slump
January 26, 2003
Old soldiers never die, Gen. Douglas MacArthur said when he retired, they just fade away. Yes, but the Kansas University men’s basketball roster doesn’t contain a single old soldier.
Big game finally pits No. 1 vs. No. 1
Raiders’ potent, pass-happy offense paired with Buccaneers’ stingy defense
January 26, 2003
For all the intriguing matchups through 36 Super Bowls, the one that never occurred was No. 1 vs. No. 1. That changes today.
KU women end skid - Kansas 64, Texas A&M 57
January 26, 2003
Aquanita Burras scored six of her 16 points in the final minute Saturday night, and Kansas University snapped a 21-game Big 12 Conference losing streak with a 64-57 victory over Texas A&M.
Help Southerners prepare for winter
January 26, 2003
My mom has moved here from Georgia to live with us. This will be her first Kansas winter. Are there some things we need to be more aware of because we have a senior living in our home?
Travel sites you’ll like
January 26, 2003
Visit these sites to find travel deals. Don’t forget to search for or inquire about senior discounts.
City Island world away from bustling New York
Bronx haven sees itself as ‘little Nantucket’
January 26, 2003
How well do you know New York City’s neighborhoods? Here’s a quiz.
Communitywide events planned for Read Across Lawrence
January 26, 2003
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free, open to the public and require no advanced registration.
Radio poet regales commuters
January 26, 2003
It was 7:50 on a Monday morning. Fog hung over the city and a drowsy voice sounding like a sleepy Winnie the Pooh crawled from the radio.
How Kansas stacks up against other states
January 26, 2003
Kansas’ liquor regulations differ from other states. For example, neighboring Missouri allows both individuals and corporations to own an unlimited number of liquor stores.
Companies hope to score using Super Bowl advertising
January 26, 2003
You think it’s only football? When rival quarterbacks Rich Gannon and Brad Johnson aren’t pitching the ball in the Super Bowl, some of America’s best known athletes and entertainers will fill the TV screen in the annual advertising bonanza that’s expected to include some of the most expensive 30-second marketing pitches ever.
Horoscopes
January 26, 2003
Free State takes third place - Firebirds 69, Trojans 65
FSHS finds way to beat Topeka High without Wooden at full strength
January 26, 2003
Not many coaches have the brass to set up a game-altering shot for a nonstarting sophomore.
Notebook: Hinrich: ‘We need to step up’
January 26, 2003
A confident Kirk Hinrich kept shooting — and kept missing — Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
Lawrence-bound opera ‘Tosca’ has set collapse
January 26, 2003
A 12-foot tall piece of borrowed scenery collapsed last Thursday during a New Jersey performance of the Russian State Opera’s “Tosca,” which is set to stop Thursday at the Lied Center.
Generation of women changing outlook on aging
January 26, 2003
The realization came at a nursing home, and it was delivered, accidentally, by a woman in her 80s. The best year of her life was when she was 55, the woman told a friend.
Illinois prisoners optimistic, fearful of future after leaving death row
January 26, 2003
For 15 years, Danny Edwards has lived alone in an 8-by-13-foot cell, where his only neighbors have been men like him — waiting to die for crimes committed across Illinois.
Convicted murderer faces another death-penalty trial in Missouri
January 26, 2003
Finding three missing women who knew convicted killer John E. Robinson Sr. is a priority for the prosecutor handling Robinson’s Missouri murder trial.
Shawnee considers loaning radars to residents to help catch speeders
January 26, 2003
Officials in this Kansas City suburb are considering loaning radar guns to private citizens in an effort to curb speeding on residential streets.
Davis may turn franchise over to woman
Female chief executive another Oakland first
January 26, 2003
No tyrant ever prepared less for his own succession than Al Davis. As rumors continued to swirl on Super Bowl eve that the 73-year-old Raiders owner would ride into the sunset on the back of a fourth title, Fred Biletnikoff simply smiled.
After two big losses, GOP gathering’s theme is unity
January 26, 2003
Hundreds of Republicans gathered from across Kansas to celebrate their party Saturday, but they also tended to the sting from the state GOP’s only two high-profile election losses.
American Splendor’ wins Sundance prize
Documentary explores dysfunctional life of comic-book writer Harvey Pekar
January 26, 2003
“American Splendor,” a wily film biography that stars Paul Giamatti as churlish underground comic-book writer Harvey Pekar, won the grand jury prize, the top dramatic honor at the Sundance Film Festival.
Business briefs
January 26, 2003
Less is more in short story collection ‘American Standard’
January 26, 2003
The characters in John Blair’s collection of short stories, “American Standard,” are people leading swept-away or about-to-be-swept-away lives, desperate but complacent nobodies on their way down the tube.
Multicolored
Arts Center exhibition shows many hues of late painter’s world view
January 26, 2003
Nick Vaccaro painted colors. But he also tried to get at the abstractions of colors. “Everybody has a mental image of what iridescence is,” says Lu Vaccaro, the late artist’s wife.
Briefly
January 26, 2003
¢ Miami: Warmer weather saves Florida citrus crop ¢ Florida: NASA launches craft to track solar radiation ¢ Venezuela: Opposition starts ‘longest protest’ ¢ Kuwait City: Six more detained in ambush shooting
Briefly
January 26, 2003
¢ North Carolina: Army paratrooper killed in training jump ¢ Texas: 4 arraigned in 6 slayings during home invasions ¢ Pennsylvania: Teenager convicted in neighbor girl’s death ¢ Milwaukee: Teen pleads guilty in fatal mob beating
Stayin’ alive in Russia
January 26, 2003
When I whined that I hated lima beans, mama brought out the heavy artillery: the starving people of India.
Bookstore
January 26, 2003
25th inmate on Florida’s death row walks out of prison; state won’t retry
January 26, 2003
Rudolph Holton wandered through a shopping mall with his two grown children Saturday, his first day of freedom after 16 years on death row.
Young Chinese artist documents social change
January 26, 2003
Someday, historians may look back on Liang Shuo’s sculptures as relics from China, circa 2003, when blistering economic growth drove millions of peasants to the cities to become migrant workers in their own land.
Designer thrives in bridal wear business
January 26, 2003
She grew up in Independence, Mo. — the little girl who wanted to be a nurse. But as young as 6, she couldn’t wait for her mother to leave her with the sitter so she could play on the family sewing machine.
Douglas County Senior Services
January 26, 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.
Court’s makeup is key to future of abortion rights
January 26, 2003
The Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide turned 30 last week, but its prospects for the future look none too secure.
Kansas to be first state to switch Capitol statues
Image of Eisenhower will replace former governor
January 26, 2003
No state has ever been allowed to replace a statue in the U.S. Capitol’s 139-year-old National Statuary Hall Collection. Kansas is about to become the first.
Big 12 Women: Wildcats claim 13th straight win
Wecker scores 27 in 71-69 win over Texas
January 26, 2003
Kendra Wecker made sure her day wasn’t spoiled. The Kansas State forward missed her first two shots Saturday on “Kendra Wecker Day” in front of a sold-out crowd of 13,340 at Bramlage Coliseum.
Ban of lead fishing weights makes no sense
January 26, 2003
If there ever was a reason to have a sinking feeling about an unneeded fishing regulation, it’s about a proposed limit on the use of lead sinkers.
Bush plan doesn’t create reason to alter portfolio
January 26, 2003
I recently argued that it’s way to soon to start dumping old investments and buying new ones on the basis of President Bush’s tax-cut proposal.
Briefly
January 26, 2003
¢ Florida: Air Force at fault for 2000 collision
New questions to measure diversity
January 26, 2003
It is really a misunderstanding. Out in Ann Arbor — which is the Athens of the Midwest, if it does say so itself, and it does — the large-hearted and progressive-minded University of Michigan insists that its undergraduate and law school admissions policies do not actually involve racial preferences. Heaven forfend. The policies are diversity preferences.
Outlaw’s life shrouded in myth
Jesse James was no noble Robin Hood, author argues
January 26, 2003
Back when my wife and I ran the newspaper in tiny Bern, I wrote a story about an old but well-preserved stone house on the outskirts of town. The owners shared a handed-down account about how Frank and Jesse James’ gang had once spent the night there, and how, after they left, the woman of the house found a $20 gold piece under one of the James brothers’ breakfast plates.
Electronic filing becomes easier
January 26, 2003
It’s easier this year to file your taxes electronically — and probably for free. To reduce the time and expense of handling paper tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service is making its biggest push yet to prod taxpayers into going digital this year.
Perfectionist’ Serena holds all four major titles
Williams joins Connolly, Court, Navratilova, Graf in accomplishing rare feat in tennis
January 26, 2003
Serena Williams has said all along that she’s the perfectionist in the family. Now she has a perfect set of trophies from the last four major tennis tournaments.
Wildcats answer challenge
January 26, 2003
We’re No. 1, we’re No. 1. The chant echoed from the southwest corner of Allen Fieldhouse in the closing seconds of Saturday’s showdown and carried outside where Wildcat fans continued to celebrate after top-ranked Arizona pasted Kansas University, 91-74.
The Motley Fool
January 26, 2003
¢ Name That Company ¢ Coke frosts analysts
Langston’s legacy
January 26, 2003
Sarah Kanning has been a writer since she can remember. As early as fourth grade, she declared her intention to one day blossom into a novelist.