Archive for Sunday, July 13, 2003

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Aycock aiming higher
Ex-Jayhawk trades hoops for religion
July 13, 2003
High above the playing floor of the sold-out college basketball arena, Sister Paula of the Protection of the Virgin Mary Convent had to be praying for a miracle.
Briefly
July 13, 2003
¢ Youth Theatre to stage ‘Bye Bye Birdie” ¢ Nun memorabilia topic of Know Your Antiques
U.N. stamps carry freshwater theme
July 13, 2003
How vital is a continuing supply of fresh water to all countries of the world?
Slavery, race were separate issues in early Kansas
July 13, 2003
As a professor of U.S. history, I applaud every effort to visit the past anew, asking and trying to answer questions with honesty. I believe one of the traps to be avoided is oversimplification, which often manifests itself as unthinking celebration. For this reason, I believe Rita Napier does a service to the people of Kansas and to the study of the past with the new collection of essays she has edited. (“Kansas and the West: New Perspectives”)
A bad idea
If Lawrence needs a “police watchdog group,” it should be properly constituted and empowered to act on behalf of all residents.
July 13, 2003
A “volunteer police watchdog group” sounds like something that belongs on a David Letterman list of bad ideas, right up there along with having a driveway news conference to protest your firing.
Education support
Kansas leaders are falling short of providing what’s needed for schools.
July 13, 2003
The Iola Register recently had this to say on higher education spending: “If Kansas supported higher education as well today as it did in 1990, it would have to spend $197.4 million MORE this year than it is devoting to its universities, community colleges and vocational schools.”
Live and let live
July 13, 2003
Firm feeds off straw potential
Lawrence’s Pinnacle touts plastic product that’s friendly to environment
July 13, 2003
Donna Johnson can drive along almost any rural road in Kansas these days and see tons of untapped potential. She sees it in wheat straw, the part of the wheat plant left after the grain has been reaped.
Love Parade not for shy
July 13, 2003
A Viking in a G-string ran past a nearly naked woman adorned with angel wings as a man shimmying in black boots and a sequined mini-skirt was sprayed with Champagne on Saturday in a thunderous din of techno-music and rainbow-haired humanity known as the Love Parade.
Briefcase
July 13, 2003
¢ Attorney creates eStand ¢ American consumers aren’t loyal to programs ¢ Name that company
Bungee jumping to enter Singapore
Nation loosens laws on bars, theater — but not jaywalking
July 13, 2003
Singapore will now permit bungee jumping. Also, people can dance on the bar in saloons allowed to stay open 24 hours. And theater performances can use explicit language.
Two gored in bull run
Spanish festival continues today
July 13, 2003
Bulls gored two people and trampled at least four others in Saturday’s San Fermin bull run, but the large number of injuries expected during the crowded run did not happen.
Gadhafi tells Africans ‘straights’ can’t get AIDS
July 13, 2003
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi told a conference of African leaders Saturday that Africans who were “straight” need not fear AIDS, which is ravaging many countries on the continent.
Lodge boasts international shooting competition
July 13, 2003
Whether they take home any trophies or not, the competitors who traveled from 26 countries to an international sport shooting championship will leave with vivid impressions of southeast Kansas. Among them: hot weather, polite drivers and a first-class shooting course.
Calendar
July 13, 2003
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities during the week. Call Senior Services at 842-0543 for more information.
Freedom sounds
July 13, 2003
Walden Pond: If you go …
July 13, 2003
Water crucial to prevent end rot
July 13, 2003
The summer heat and long days are perfect for growing tomatoes. With tomato harvest season beginning, gardeners are starting to inspect their crop a bit more closely. Unfortunately, gardeners are being disappointed by their findings — malformed fruit with a dark patch on the blossom end.
Garden tip
July 13, 2003
Bearded irises can be dug and divided, particularly if flowering diminished this spring and plants are crowded. Replanting also provides an opportunity to fix drainage problems and improve the soil.
E! announces new homemaking hero
July 13, 2003
The new Martha Stewart is a real drag. Drag queen, that is.
On the record
July 13, 2003
Regional briefs
July 13, 2003
¢ KC police shoot, kill man carrying grenade ¢ Episcopal diocese elects successor for bishop
Board to consider increasing student meal prices
July 13, 2003
The board will be asked to increase student meal prices for 2003-2004. Elementary and secondary students will see a 5-cent price increase each for lunch ($1.65, $1.90) and breakfast ($1, $1.15). Reduced and adult prices for lunch and breakfast will not change.
Belgium to replace war crimes law
July 13, 2003
Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt took office as head of a new center-left government Saturday and immediately agreed to replace a war crimes law that has soured Belgium’s relations with the United States.
Violence erupts in Haiti village
July 13, 2003
Violence flared in a seaside shantytown on Saturday when hundreds of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s partisans pelted civic leaders and journalists with rocks. Dozens were injured.
Tropical storm headed for Texas
July 13, 2003
Tropical Storm Claudette headed for the Texas coast Saturday, with forecasters expecting the sluggish storm system to intensify to hurricane strength before landfall early Tuesday.
Nina D. Buskirk
July 13, 2003
Services for Nina D. Buskirk, 94, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Catherine Rita Renna
July 13, 2003
A prayer service for Catherine Rita Renna, 88, Lake Shore Estates Community of rural Ozawkie, will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Passaic, N.J., with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.
Clarence C. Dieker
July 13, 2003
Services for Clarence C. Dieker, 86, Garnett, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Garnett. Burial will be at St. Teresa Cemetery, Westphalia.
Ensley fishing output in media legendary
Overland Park nonagenarian did more than 5,000 radio, 1,500 TV shows
July 13, 2003
He can’t remember the first time he fished, nor can he remember a time when he didn’t. Through 90 years, most of Harold Ensley’s earliest memories are of running barefoot across the virgin prairie, dodging cactus, prairie dog holes and rattlesnakes, toward the procession of pools known as Salt Creek in Lane County around 1920.
Hot weather terrific for striper fishing
July 13, 2003
When the fish slammed Jerry Anderson’s 2-ounce slab spoon, Anderson felt as if he were hooked to a mule.
Lima lifts Royals to 8-2 win; K.C. goes 6 1/2 up
July 13, 2003
Jose Lima is having flashbacks to his days with the Houston Astros, and the Kansas City Royals think it’s the 1980s again. Lima pitched seven scoreless innings to win his fifth consecutive start, and Carlos Beltran had four hits and three RBIs as the Royals beat the Texas Rangers, 8-2, Saturday night.
Becker joins Hall of Fame
Three-time Wimbledon winner second-youngest in shrine
July 13, 2003
Boris Becker looks like he still could be out on the court, contending for titles.
Baylor coach seeks the impossible
July 13, 2003
Baylor basketball coach Dave Bliss, faced with an impossible situation, tried to steer his shattered program toward a semblance of normalcy Thursday.
Raiders take doubleheader from Chanute
July 13, 2003
The Lawrence Raiders continued to cruise Saturday, taking both games in an afternoon doubleheader against Chanute, 4-2 and 7-2, extending their winning streak to six.
Correction
July 13, 2003
Twins’ skid reaches seven
Erstad’s triple keys Angels’ 6-1 victory
July 13, 2003
Shortly after the Anaheim Angels rewarded the AL manager of the year with a two-year contract extension, Mike Scioscia’s players presented him with a victory that was typical of their championship season.
Bonds belts 30th in Giants’ win
Slugger reaches home-run milestone for 12th consecutive season
July 13, 2003
Curt Schilling’s return did nothing to alter the dominance of Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Leslie’s injury inspires West
July 13, 2003
When Lisa Leslie fell to the floor during the WNBA All-Star game, a hush fell over Madison Square Garden.
Illini anger surprises Self
Despite bad vibes, KU coach doesn’t regret move
July 13, 2003
Bill Self doesn’t regret leaving Illinois for Kansas University, but the negative reaction of some Illini fans and supporters was disappointing, Self said last week at the Nike All-America basketball camp in Indianapolis.
NCAA raises bar on grades, graduates
July 13, 2003
Oklahoma basketball coach Kelvin Sampson admitted that recruiting Dillard High star Jimmy Tobias was a gamble.
Golfers bracing for worst at British Open
Forecast calls for uncharacteristically mild conditions when major starts Thursday
July 13, 2003
Jim Furyk has heard that conditions have been unseasonably mild and dry at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, England, site of this week’s British Open.
Inkster, Daniel share lead
July 13, 2003
Juli Inkster shot a 5-under 67 Saturday in the rain-delayed third round of the Canadian Women’s Open for a share of the lead with Beth Daniel.
Perry in contention again at GMO
July 13, 2003
Kenny Perry never expected to be in the lead after three rounds at the Greater Milwaukee Open, especially not at only 8 under.
Season-ending ‘Picnic’ a true joy
University Theatre puts on best production in years
July 13, 2003
University Theatre opened its spectacular production of William Inge’s “Picnic” Friday. Director Jack B. Wright has done a marvelous job bringing the prize-winning play back to the university stage, and the revival is especially notable for celebrating the play’s 50th anniversary.
Arts notes
July 13, 2003
¢ L.A. painter’s work on view at Kemper ¢ Spencer Museum features pioneering quilt design
Renegades listless in loss at tourney
July 13, 2003
The Lawrence Renegades couldn’t get anything going Saturday against a tough pitcher, losing 9-1 to the Lee’s Summit (Mo.) Tigers at the Worth Harley-Davidson Tournament.
Pet post
July 13, 2003
Preview gives peek at open shelter
Organizers solicit funding
July 13, 2003
Lawrence Open Shelter is moving closer to opening, but more work — and money — will be needed to sustain the project. The organization played host to an open house Saturday at its new home at 944 Ky., sharing the building used by the Community Drop-In Center. The interior is still in a state of renovation; shelter officials said bathrooms, showers and other accommodations were expected to be complete in time for opening in early August.
Morning-after shows extent of Ottawa hailstorm damage
Car lots, businesses, homes come up pock-marked after Friday night battering
July 13, 2003
Jerry Warner could only shake his head at the damage Mother Nature caused. A Friday night storm that dropped golf ball- to baseball-size hail knocked out windshields and damaged the bodies of 150 to 200 cars on the lot at Ottawa Ford Lincoln Mercury Inc., 402 N. Main St., said Warner, the dealership’s business manager.
Bowery Dancers’ inventive lineup engages viewers
July 13, 2003
Take a group of seven young, talented, creative, enthusiastic dancers with a passion for their art, a commitment to making dance engaging and accessible, and such love for their work that they do it for free … and you have the new, Lawrence-based group The Bowery Dancers. Their name is taken from the canopy of boughs built to protect dancers performing or dancing socially outdoors a hundred years ago, but their style is contemporary.
Art habit: Vintage cigarette machine dispenses art on the cheap
Move aside Marlboro Man, Lawrence artists are pushing a new addiction
July 13, 2003
Smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em, the saying goes. But what happens if you replace your standard 20 cigarettes with artwork small enough to fit inside the Marlboro, Camel or Lucky Strike box the nicotine sticks came in?
Bush vows not to let terrorists use Africa
July 13, 2003
Wrapping up a five-day tour of the continent, President Bush said Saturday that he would not allow terrorists to use Africa as a base “to threaten the world.” He also pledged American help in fighting AIDS and ending regional conflicts, including the brutal civil war in Liberia.
The not-so-secret life of Sue Monk Kidd
Novelist sets best-selling book in turbulent 1964 South
July 13, 2003
Sue Monk Kidd says she always knew her first novel would be set in the South during the explosive summer of 1964. She just never expected it would sell a million copies.
Lawrence commuter report
July 13, 2003
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Critics doubt Iraq linked to 9-11
Former Bush officials say evidence doesn’t support president’s line
July 13, 2003
As President Bush works to quiet a controversy regarding his discredited claim of Iraqi uranium shopping in Africa, another of his prewar assertions is coming under fire: the alleged link between Saddam Hussein’s regime and al-Qaida.
Watson falls into tie for lead
July 13, 2003
Tom Watson stumbled at the end of the third round of the Senior Players Championship, while Craig Stadler and Mike McCullough scrambled.
Billings tourney touching tribute
July 13, 2003
If this weekend’s Be Like Bob Memorial golf tournament really had offered everyone a chance to be like late entrepreneur and do-gooder Bob Billings, then it probably should have been a tennis tournament.
MU plans administrative changes
University president would perform duties of Columbia campus chancellor
July 13, 2003
As one career headed toward its finish last week, a major new initiative between the University of Missouri system and its Columbia campus was just getting under way.
USS Reagan commissioned in Virginia
July 13, 2003
The ship’s whistle blared and warplanes streaked overhead Saturday as the Navy commissioned its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, and former first lady Nancy Reagan told the crew to “bring her to life.”
City briefs
July 13, 2003
¢ District issues reminder about busing deadline ¢ Special Olympians saddle up for day ¢ Overbrook Medical Clinic strives for survival
The Motley Fool
July 13, 2003
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Savings bonds look good ¢ Pfizer’s outlook improves ¢ Didn’t bank on it
Liberian fighters demand pay
President Taylor’s expected resignation may leave power vacuum
July 13, 2003
“Jimmyboy” fought for warlord-turned-President Charles Taylor for 14 years, first as a teenage rebel, and later in his elite Anti-Terrorist Unit. Now the 28-year-old wants to lay down his automatic rifle, but not before he receives — or takes — a “reward of service.”
Faces and places
July 13, 2003
Peggy Johnson, a financial adviser with American Express, has earned membership in the Circle of Success program and has earned an invitation to the Inner Circle conference. Johnson was a top producer within the company and fulfilled financial planning and client service requirements. Only a select number of advisors are given the distinction. Johnson works in the company’s Lawrence office at 3200 Mesa Way.
Walden Pond provides a simply peaceful retreat
July 13, 2003
A walk around Walden Pond can take as long as you need. It was to this peaceful New England lake that a remarkable individual from nearby Concord came to live alone, clearing a spot for a one-room cabin.
Beer drinkers face off against wine set
New Yorkers claim alcoholic double standard
July 13, 2003
Ahhh, the joys of a summer day, when the toughest decision might be the choice between a perfectly chilled bottle of wine and an ice cold beer.
Car show takes onlookers down Main Street, America
July 13, 2003
A highly polished history of American-made power and speed was on display Saturday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Betsy McCall doll a familiar 1950s fixture
July 13, 2003
If you are older than 50, you probably remember Betsy McCall. She was a popular paper doll introduced in McCall’s magazine in May 1951. She soon was part of a family of dolls that included her mother, father, cousin, friends, pets and her dog, Nosy. In 1952, the Ideal Toy Co. designed a Betsy McCall doll based on the popular paper doll. It was a 14-inch doll with a vinyl head and a saran wig. The doll was marked “McCall Corp.” on the head and “Ideal Doll P 90” on the back. In 1958, an 8-inch Betsy McCall doll was made by American Character. Several other Betsy McCall dolls have been made since the 1950s, some even in the 1990s.
CIA previously intervened against Iraq weapons claim
July 13, 2003
CIA Director George Tenet successfully intervened with White House officials to have a reference to Iraq seeking uranium from Niger removed from a presidential speech last October, three months before a less specific reference to the same intelligence appeared in the State of the Union address, according to senior administration officials.
Briefly
July 13, 2003
¢ Live like a duke in a Spanish castle ¢ New York garden features museum art ¢ Buy multiday tickets at Disney Store kiosks
Briefly
July 13, 2003
¢ Spencer Museum film series honors director ¢ LHS student attends Colorado art seminar ¢ KANU tallies awards for ‘Right Between Ears’
Briefly
July 13, 2003
¢ Congressman: Hispanics get little care from GOP ¢ Amtrak says proposed budget would be fatal
Thousands evacuated as flood waters diverted
July 13, 2003
More than 55,000 people were being evacuated in eastern China on Saturday as authorities rushed to cope with some of the worst flooding in more than a decade, and a mudslide caused by rains left more than 40 people missing.
Age didn’t doom shuttle
Test allows officials to ‘connect dots’ in investigation
July 13, 2003
The 1 1/2-pound chunk of foam insulation that tore a gaping hole in an old shuttle wing section struck with such force it would have broken even brand new panels, eliminating age as a major player in the Columbia disaster, investigators say.
Oklahoma pipeline pays for KU
July 13, 2003
Kansas University is developing quite a basketball recruiting pipeline to the state of Oklahoma. Friday’s oral commitment of Midwest City High senior Darnell Jackson means the Jayhawks have landed three Oklahomans — incoming freshmen J.R. Giddens and Jeremy Case are the others — the past two recruiting seasonsa
What was God thinking when he created ticks?
July 13, 2003
Trust me: the last thing you want to hear when you ask your husband to check out a tiny black spot on your abdomen is, “It’s got legs!”
Iraqi governing council to meet today
Group is forerunner to larger constitutional assembly
July 13, 2003
The first post-Saddam Hussein governing body of Iraqis will hold its inaugural meeting today, a watershed event on the nation’s path to democracy, said the top U.S. administrator, promising the council will have “real political power.”
Living on the ledge
Rock climbers crave adventure, challenge
July 13, 2003
A rugged, pristine landscape surrounds rock climbers at Clear Creek, a tributary of the Obed River. “Rock climbing around here is fantastic. Pretty much in any direction you go, there’s a ton of stuff,” says climber Ryan O’Connor of Knoxville, Tenn.
Saving earth’s turtles from the soup kettle
July 13, 2003
It’s the well-mastered art of cramped New York living, exploiting every nook and cranny to accommodate the pets. Closets become cat bedrooms. Tar roofs are turned into dog runs. Studios are made to accommodate steer-size Great Danes.
Jackson County, Mo., to require DNA sample in plea bargains
July 13, 2003
Beginning next month, anyone who pleads guilty to a felony in Jackson County must surrender a DNA sample, a tactic that county prosecutor Mike Sanders believes will not just solve but also prevent crimes.
Aerospace union upset about vote on overtime rules
July 13, 2003
A union that represents Boeing Wichita workers is unhappy with a U.S. House of Representatives vote that killed a Democratic-led effort to prevent the Labor Department from redefining which workers qualify for overtime pay.
Kansas City music legend still fiddles with jazz
July 13, 2003
Claude “Fiddler” Williams played jazz when jazz was cool. He played it with Nat King Cole and Count Basie. He played it in Chicago and played it in New York. He played in it in Kansas City when Kansas City was jazz and jazz was Kansas City.
Geezer League attracts aging hockey players
July 13, 2003
It was an 84-degree evening. Announcements from the speakers at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium were carried on a slight breeze. A great night for baseball.
Opening reception helps celebrate 125th year of Social Service League
July 13, 2003
Jean Ann Pike has noticed the slumping economy in a very tangible way. Last year, the manager of the Social Service League Store gave away nearly 2,000 sacks of clothing to people in need in Lawrence.
Characters examine selves, surrounding world in upcoming pair of E.M.U. Theatre one-acts
A theatrical exploration
July 13, 2003
Personal exploration binds the two one-act plays E.M.U. Theatre will stage next weekend.
Gardener’s refuge
Lovely landscape transforms Lawrence yard
July 13, 2003
Transplants from the northwestern part of the country have taken up the challenge of gardening in northeastern Kansas, complete with its heavy clay soil, limited rainfall and problematic areas on their property. Nonetheless, Ross and Angie Friesen have transformed an ordinary neighborhood yard into a lovely garden spot.
Briefly
July 13, 2003
¢ Team to perform stroke screenings ¢ Lifelong Cubs fan turns 113
Briefly
July 13, 2003
¢ Thousands to cast ballots on Web in 2004 elections ¢ U.S. asked to guarantee diplomats’ safety in Iraq ¢ Court sentences 10 Islamic extremists to death
Memo from Mike Rundle about city budget
July 13, 2003
The following is the text of a memo from Lawrence City Commissioner Mike Rundle about the city’s 2004 budget.
Reading lists sure to spice life as dog days set in
July 13, 2003
We have now officially arrived at the time of year fondly known as Wilting Season. This is the mid-July moment when the only medically approved land sport is reading.
Role models needed, now more than ever
July 13, 2003
The House of Representatives, too often these days a cockpit of bitter partisanship, took an hour last week to remind itself and the country that it has been — and could again be — a much better place.
Alternative to mill levy increase sought
Rundle eyes carryover funds as means to avoid jump in property taxes
July 13, 2003
Mike Rundle says it’s time to stop being so cautious. Every year, he said, Lawrence city government takes in more cash than it projects in its budget. And every year, the city spends less than it expected. The result is millions of dollars in extra money that gets rolled into the next year’s budget.
Lawrence artist’s installation bound for Russian venue
Inaugural grant recipient to explore dreams
July 13, 2003
Just because Jessica Kolokol can’t make it to St. Petersburg, Russia, doesn’t mean her presence won’t be felt there in the coming weeks.
Moses services
July 13, 2003
Memorial services for Gerald Byron “Jerry” Moses, 42, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Kenseth comfy out of spotlight
Low-key driver leads Winston Cup points
July 13, 2003
Kevin Harvick is the man in the spotlight heading into today’s Tropicana 400, and that’s just the way low-key Winston Cup points leader Matt Kenseth likes it.
First climb favors Virenque
Armstrong’s challengers fading in mountains
July 13, 2003
Legs whirring, shirt open, a silver chain bouncing against his chest, Lance Armstrong powered up the Tour de France’s first big climb, fans’ cheers ringing in his ears.
Greatest Generation’ changed city, KU in ‘amazing’ ways
Dole event evokes memories of Lawrence at war
July 13, 2003
Claudine “Scottie” Lingelbach was studying in Watson Library when she heard that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. It was news that changed just about everything — even at Kansas University and around Lawrence.
Razor-thin thinking in shaving advances
July 13, 2003
Attention, consumers with bodily hair: The razor industry has news for you! You will never in a million years guess what this news is, unless your IQ is higher than zero, in which case you’re already thinking: “Not another blade! Don’t tell me they’re adding ANOTHER BLADE!!”
Repugnant
July 13, 2003
Networks set Sunday guests
July 13, 2003
Annual ‘Cairo on the Kaw’ to cast light on Middle Eastern culture through dance
July 13, 2003
Jo Anne Hargis is well aware the country isn’t too far removed from its recent war with Iraq and that U.S. soldiers still are killed there nearly every week. In fact, it’s been on her mind a lot lately as she’s been preparing for the annual “Cairo on the Kaw,” a showcase of Middle Eastern dance and music she’s organized and performed in for the past eight years.
Warmer welcome awaits proposed living wage ordinance
Old arguments to get ear of 3 new commissioners
July 13, 2003
Nearly two years after the Lawrence City Commission rejected calls to require companies that get tax breaks to pay their employees a “living wage,” the issue is returning to City Hall. A hearing on the living wage proposal is scheduled for next month, and both sides of the battle are polishing up familiar arguments.
Briefly
July 13, 2003
¢ Two hundred march to protest racism ¢ E. coli found on beaches of Lake Superior ¢ NAACP president calls for fairer foreign policies ¢ National Guard airmen injured on flight home ¢ Tanker explodes on I-5 ¢ Two missing children now believed dead
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July 13, 2003
¢ Detained journalist dies from ‘brain stroke’ ¢ Islamic scholars urge dialogue with West ¢ Conjoined twins die 19 days after birth ¢ Bear breaks out of cage, mauls zoo worker ¢ Suspected Kurdish rebels kill four villagers
Considering a final resting place for your pet
July 13, 2003
Would you please address postmortem options for pet owners? Is it better to cremate the pet, bury the pet in a cemetery, or simply bury the body within one’s property? In the mourning period, owners are vulnerable to just about anything
People
July 13, 2003
¢ Beyonce’s moves draw criticism ¢ Garcia sees dictatorship links ¢ Son may be suspect in fire ¢ Eminem plans homecoming
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July 13, 2003
¢ Rain soaks wildfire ¢ Minister freed in Laos calls for investigation ¢ Grandmother charged with poisoning infant ¢ Teen receives 20 years for killing homeless man
Small town Kansas merchants find ways to compete with Wal-Mart
July 13, 2003
Francis Duncan operates a farm and home store and Don Koontz runs the downtown hardware store. Like other local merchants, their biggest competitor is Wal-Mart. “We don’t try to compete with them; there’s no way. We let them do their thing and we do ours,” Duncan said. “If they get something we have, we just close it out.”
Second-quarter results show why it pays to stay in stocks
July 13, 2003
Gee, this is like waking up to find we’re back in … well, the ‘90s. When the quarter ended June 30, stock market investors learned they’d tallied the best single-quarter results since 1998. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained just under 15 percent. For the year, that index was up 11.4 percent. Not bad given that most experts say investors will be lucky to make 6 or 7 percent a year in the foreseeable future.
What are you reading
July 13, 2003
Jayhawks lend a hand
Players donate time to Habitat for Humanity
July 13, 2003
This fall, Kansas University football players will devote Saturdays to rebuilding a program that hasn’t had a winning season since 1995.
Clothes get top billing in ‘Legally Blonde 2’
July 13, 2003
Sure, Reese Witherspoon is the star of “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde,” but a lot of the buzz surrounding the new movie is about its glitzy fashion show.
Anne Frank’s father led clandestine life
July 13, 2003
For a man forever tied to the Holocaust and the cause of world Jewry, Otto Frank — the father of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank — went through life carrying a sense of constant ambivalence.
Horoscope
July 13, 2003
For Sunday, July 13, 2003.
Aquahawks benefit from Kansas University mentors
July 13, 2003
It’s never bad to have young swimmers learning from some of the best in the country.
Encourage independence for recovering spouse
July 13, 2003
How long should I do everything for my spouse, who is recovering from a physical setback?
Bookstore
July 13, 2003