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Sunday Dole Institute events open with religious service
July 20, 2003
(Updated Sunday at 6:52 p.m.) A “Service Above Self Interfaith Worship Service” drew nearly 2,000 participants Sunday morning, beginning three days of inaugural events for the Dole Institute of Politics on a note of grace, gratitude and patriotism.
Hospital intervention could prevent injuries, death from domestic abuse
July 20, 2003
An 11-year-old girl wakes up from surgery. Someone at home who’s supposed to love her beat her up — and killed her mother.
Probable Future’ takes turn toward improbable
July 20, 2003
Mystical forces are always at work in Alice Hoffman’s novels — her characters respect omens, keep talismans and are driven by powers lurking just below the surface.
Lawrence commuter report
July 20, 2003
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Governor warms to proposal to raise taxes
July 20, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has opened the door to a tax increase, saying the state needs more revenue to fund education.
Fulbright scholars learn about life in U.S.
July 20, 2003
Kanyatsi Mahirane felt like a celebrity. A limousine was awaiting his arrival at the airport in Kinshasa, the capital of his native Democratic Republic of Congo, when he flew in from his small village. A man from the U.S. Embassy was there to greet him.
Bonds’ arrogance knows no bounds
July 20, 2003
I stood there for the whole hour, in the middle of the media mob at the table where Barry Bonds was sitting, my tape recorder purring and my brain numbing.
Colorado town used to spotlight
Reporters have flocked to Eagle before
July 20, 2003
If Kobe Bryant goes on trial here, it won’t be the first time this rural town of 3,500 has been overrun by reporters. Still, no one is looking forward to it.
Briefly
July 20, 2003
¢ Fodor’s introduces historic guide series ¢ Bacardi offers tour in Puerto Rico ¢ Stock museum opens in Switzerland
Briefly
July 20, 2003
¢ Team to screen people for stroke, osteoporosis ¢ Human Cannonball, 61, performs for fans
Briefly
July 20, 2003
¢ Officials OK release of stranded whales ¢ Signs for U.S. 666 stolen left and right
Arts notes
July 20, 2003
¢ New trumpet instructor joins KU music faculty ¢ Former viola professor returns to area for recital
Arts notes
July 20, 2003
¢ Show to feature spiritual work by Lawrence artist ¢ InPlay Theatre to stage play set in Kansas City
Arts notes
July 20, 2003
¢ MyStory continues with family workshop ¢ Museum to train kids in ways of archaeology ¢ Theater’s ‘Gingerbread House’ open to youth
Briefly
July 20, 2003
¢ Minister who opened militant talks dies ¢ Economy shows signs of recovery ¢ China maintains push for anti-subversion law
Soldiers of ambushed convoy tell their story
July 20, 2003
Sgt. Matthew Rose was getting nervous. The 507th Maintenance Company had made a wrong turn. As the 16-vehicle convoy turned around to head back, a 2 1/2-ton truck in the middle of the line suddenly ran out of gas. Rose and a few others took up defensive positions while mechanics scrambled to refuel the truck. Clutching his M-16, the 37-year-old father of six scanned the road south toward the city of Nasiriyah.
Who’s who of Kansans to attend dedication
July 20, 2003
Institute announces dinner guest list
July 20, 2003
The following people are scheduled to attend the $500-per-plate dinner that is part of the events surrounding dedication of the Dole Institute of Politics.
Stretch for fitness
Warm-up just as important as workout
July 20, 2003
Sure, brisk walking is good exercise. Swimming and biking, too. But there’s another aspect to physical fitness that is oftentimes overlooked — flexibility training.
Catering to families helps drive-ins survive
July 20, 2003
On a recent summer night when the sun set late, no one seemed to mind that the Memphis Drive-In wasn’t starting “The Hulk” until 40 minutes after its 9 p.m. showtime.
As Korean War 50th anniversary nears, conflicts and fear remain
July 20, 2003
There’s little to suggest that any threat of devastation hangs over Seoul. One of Asia’s most energetic cities, its rush-hour traffic is a nightmare of shiny, air-conditioned cars at a standstill, new high-rises are forever shooting up out of cluttered construction sites, and merchants hustle from dawn to dusk.
Timing was off
July 20, 2003
Magnificent job
Everyone involved with this weekend’s dedication of the Dole Institute of Politics should be proud of a job well done.
July 20, 2003
The dedication of the Dole Institute this weekend marks the completion of a great deal of long, hard and often frustrating work to bring this dream of a world-class institute to reality. It has taken the work and efforts of many, and although exhausted, they have every right to be extremely proud of what they have accomplished.
Market reopens after deadly crash
Driver in accident that killed 10 may have been speeding from another wreck
July 20, 2003
Farmers, vendors and customers joined hands and embraced Saturday to reopen the farmers market where a speeding car hit as many as 50 people Wednesday, killing 10 of them.
Briefcase
July 20, 2003
¢ Statistics reveal salary winners, losers ¢ Survey indicates lack of financial knowledge ¢ Name that company
Driver, 72, keeps on trucking
July 20, 2003
Donna Schwindt doesn’t let her age slow her down or keep her from working.
The long and winding road
Washington ‘Sole Mates’ head to Lawrence, retracing cross-country walk
July 20, 2003
The license plate on Jerry and Cindy Schultz’s PT/Cruiser reads “SoleMate1,” and the couple has a right to ride in comfort as they travel across the country from their home in Olympia, Wash., to Atlanta, Ga.
Author scores with 14th ‘Prey’ detective thriller
John Sandford turns cop reporting experience into lucrative book career
July 20, 2003
Even after winning a Pulitzer Prize, reporter John Camp realized it wasn’t enough to put his two kids through college.
Bush raises $41 M
July 20, 2003
Since President Bush launched his bid for re-election on May 16, his campaign has raised at least $41.4 million, including $7 million on a two-day Texas swing that wound up with a Saturday evening reception. That’s more than $635,000 a day and counting since the effort started.
Lawsuits cost city thousands to defend
Lawrence resident tapes police traffic stops
July 20, 2003
The city has spent more than $10,000 in two years to defend itself against lawsuits by a self-appointed police watchdog — but that figure is just a small portion of the actual legal bills racked up in the cases.
Lawmakers stay true to donors, study finds
July 20, 2003
You don’t need a scorecard to figure out how lawmakers vote on major issues. You just need to tabulate their campaign donations.
Griffey’s return to his hometown a disappointment
Injuries have plagued former All-Star in Cincy
July 20, 2003
As an entire city went giddy, Ken Griffey Jr. slipped on a Cincinnati Reds’ cap and explained why he had come home.
History comes alive at opening
First glances at new center recall past
July 20, 2003
Buck Newsom recently sat down to read the diary he kept while serving as a Naval aviator from 1941 to 1943, during World War II. “It reminded me how much you forget about the war and how much you remember but remember incorrectly,” said Newsom, who lives in Lawrence. “I forgot that Pearl Harbor was bombed sporadically for the next few years (after the initial attack). I’d forgotten the number of depth charges it took to finally sink a submarine. And I forgot what it was like to see people killed and see dead people floating in the water.”
Briefly
July 20, 2003
¢ Gore’s lawyer in 2000 accused of violations ¢ Police say father threw kitten out of car window ¢ Security tape records man groping 12-year-old ¢ Two young boys killed, 16 ejected in rollover
Berroa behind K.C.’s success
July 20, 2003
Random midseason observations about the Royals while wondering when K.C. will be given permission to print playoffs and World Series tickets /
Pump up the Jayhawks
Dawson leads strength endeavor
July 20, 2003
For most college football coaches, summer is the easiest time of the year. Not so for Chris Dawson.
KU’s summer training starts early
July 20, 2003
For much of the summer, nearly 40 members of Kansas University’s football team have taken part in a two-hour workout while most of their fellow students are still asleep.
Parcells equals hope in Dallas
July 20, 2003
The Dallas Cowboys are unsettled at quarterback and unproven at running back.
Minnesota back on track
Twins beat up on Oakland’s ‘Big Three’
July 20, 2003
The Minnesota Twins stumbled into the All-Star break in an awful slump and opened the second half against what might be baseball’s top trio of starting pitchers.
Braves’ Ortiz earns 13th victory
Atlanta defeats Glavine for fourth time this season in 7-4 win
July 20, 2003
Russ Ortiz labored through five innings, throwing 101 pitches and never finding a comfort zone.
Barrichello takes pole
July 20, 2003
Rubens Barrichello upstaged Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher to win the pole position for the British Grand Prix.
Roe, Parnevik disqualified after scorecard mishap
July 20, 2003
Mark Roe was on top of the world Saturday as he strolled off the 18th green at Royal St. George’s, blowing kisses to the crowd and savoring a thunderous ovation.
Perry in position to make late run
July 20, 2003
If Kenny Perry wins the British Open today, he will continue one of the great runs in recent history.
Canoeist follows trail of Lewis, Clark
July 20, 2003
An Illinois man is following his dream by following the Missouri River travels of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
People
July 20, 2003
¢ Martin and Lewis: take two ¢ Knowles cherishes Vandross duet ¢ Osbourne pack loses member ¢ Murdoch a father again at 72
The ever-growing appeal of ‘Chicago’
Musical gets new life on Broadway and on the road
July 20, 2003
They queue up eight times each week, theatergoers eager to see the stage show that launched this year’s Academy Award-winning best picture. And these days, the lines that snake down 49th Street in front of the Ambassador Theatre keep getting longer.
Briefly
July 20, 2003
¢ Three killed as small plane crashes, ignites wildfire ¢ Arab-American agent files bias suit against FBI ¢ Judge orders Iraqi money put aside for Gulf War POWs
Flanders grabs early lead
July 20, 2003
If Cameron Flanders’ play in the Lawrence Amateur Golf Assn.’s Men’s City Amateur Championship is like a roller coaster, then Saturday’s first round was the ride’s initial ascent.
Wisconsin group dedicated to teaching women how to fish
July 20, 2003
Two unlikely phenomena have occurred simultaneously on this quiet stretch of river, and they have combined to make Jan Kacvinsky’s day.
Divine intervention sought for court
July 20, 2003
Hi, God, it’s me, Pat Robertson. How’s everything in heaven?
Not newsworthy
July 20, 2003
Program touted
July 20, 2003
What are you reading?
July 20, 2003
Big wheat crop boosts outlook for economy
July 20, 2003
A good wheat crop, frequent rains and fewer layoffs have given state officials reason to believe the Kansas economy is beginning to rebound.
Inspiration for ‘Six Degrees’ dies at 39
Con artist who claimed to be son of Sidney Poitier had ‘need to be fabulous’
July 20, 2003
This was no stage production, and there was no happy ending.
N.Y. celebrates park’s 150th birthday
July 20, 2003
New York City threw a 150th birthday party for Central Park on Saturday, and thousands of people celebrated by doing exactly the same thing they do every day: jogging, biking, walking their dogs, practicing the guitar, playing volleyball and sunbathing.
Rebels invade Liberian capital
President pledges to stay and fight until peacekeeping forces arrive
July 20, 2003
Heavy explosions and machine-gun fire shook Liberia’s war-battered capital Saturday as rebels punched into the city, sending tens of thousands of panicked residents and weary fighters streaming downtown.
Bjorn leads; Woods lurks
British Open leaderboard filled with golf’s finest heading into final round
July 20, 2003
The shot was pure magic, and so was the moment. Hoping to make par, Tiger Woods measured his swing to avoid the sod-brick walls of the pot bunker and then holed out for eagle, his first lead all week at the British Open.
Beltran robs M’s, lifts K.C.
Highlight-reel grab gives Royals momentous win
July 20, 2003
The only thing Darrell May wanted to talk about after winning his fifth straight start was Carlos Beltran’s catch.
Faces and places
July 20, 2003
Holly Green, formerly of Becky’s Day Spa, Lawrence, announced she has opened a new business.
Want a winner? Narrow it down
July 20, 2003
The start of training camp means that 30 misguided, oversized rosters believe they have a chance to reach the next Super Bowl.
Sassy, fat cat Garfield heads cartoon empire
July 20, 2003
Cartoonist Jim Davis never imagined that a cartoon tabby cat with the failings of a middle-aged man would appeal to millions.
Picking apart fashion faux pas
Style show hosts tell people ‘What Not To Wear’
July 20, 2003
For a fashion victim, the first step toward recovery is admitting the problem.
Bush must overcome trifecta of bad news
July 20, 2003
Problems in Iraq, a soaring federal budget deficit and a sluggish economy are turning political superman George W. Bush into a vulnerable politician who could lose his re-election contest next year.
Case challenges view of Bryant
July 20, 2003
From the moment he joined the NBA as a baby-faced teen, flirtatious women hit on Kobe Bryant in hotel lobbies and shopping malls.
Stamps pay tribute to football heroes
July 20, 2003
Through the years, there have been football heroes galore whose accomplishments have won them fame and fortune. The stars of the early years of the game set the standards for today by their accomplishments, some still in the record books.
Bogged down in regulations
Respondents to chamber survey unhappy with city’s business policies
July 20, 2003
Results from a new Lawrence Chamber of Commerce survey show significant concern about the city’s “no-growth” politics, its planning process and an unfriendly business environment. But words from Albert Neutel may do more to tell just how upset some industrial and technology-related businesses are with the community.
Retirement savers struggle to face new reality
July 20, 2003
Like millions of Americans, Betty O’Reilley has found that life’s ups and downs can make it hard to save for retirement.
Respondents sound off on survey questions
July 20, 2003
Views on the community weren’t the only issues the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s Business Retention Survey delved into with area businesses.
If you go … Salzburg, Austria
July 20, 2003
Epcot hopes new ‘Mission: Space’ ride will boost attendance
July 20, 2003
The newest thrill ride at Walt Disney World’s Epcot is a simulated rocket flight to Mars heavy on “Gee whiz” and G-forces. It remains to be seen whether Mission: Space also will lift the theme park’s flagging attendance skyward.
Vision quest: Property transformed into rolling garden
July 20, 2003
Starting with the humble beginnings of a hayfield with two trees and a small lake, Ronda and Ed Schulte have transformed their two-acre property into a gentle rolling garden with many trees and flower beds, a healthy vegetable garden and a mini-orchard.
Controlling pesky wasps dangerous
July 20, 2003
Summer is a perfect time to sit in the shade and enjoy a tall, cold glass of sun-brewed tea. It also is peak time for angry wasps. The mild winter and abundance of other insects seems to have resulted in an unusually high population of both paper and the mud dauber type of wasps this year.
Prevent dangerous medication mishaps
July 20, 2003
Medication mistakes can be prevented. In spite of this, the number of drug-related blunders continues to soar, making them a major health risk in the United States. Increasingly large numbers of seniors accidentally get mixed up with their medications. They do not take them regularly or safely. The consequences of these inadvertent errors can be devastating.
Calendar
July 20, 2003
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities during the week. Call Senior Services at 842-0543 for more information.
Kiss it goodbye
July 20, 2003
Freedom issue?
July 20, 2003
Marriage laws
July 20, 2003
Game tables taking over family rooms
July 20, 2003
Julia Roberts is doing it. So are Kathy Najimy, Hank Azaria and Mike Myers.
Children need to learn dog bite prevention
July 20, 2003
Remember that dogs lived for centuries as hunters and some of them still have a remnant of this hunting instinct. The dog may be following centuries-old genetic programming, but that is no consolation if you are on the other end of its teeth.
Unusual-looking chairs common in 1960s
July 20, 2003
In past centuries, most chairs had four legs and a recognizable back. But designers since the 1950s have had new materials to work with, and hundreds of unusual-looking chairs have been designed.
Warming up to new yoga routines
Gaining popularity, new styles turn up heat on old form of exercise
July 20, 2003
Swimming in sweat in a 100-plus-degree room while straining through a workout is apropos for wrestlers, not so much, however, for your average exerciser.
Urban sprawl can be hazardous to health
July 20, 2003
Common sense wins most arguments, especially if a guy like Lawrence Frank is working the case.
Exhibit highlights artistry of photographer Ansel Adams
July 20, 2003
The subject of the four photographs is the same — the peak of Mount Robson in the Canadian Rockies, taken by a young Ansel Adams during a trip with the Sierra Club in 1928.
New Tonganoxie Museum opens doors to public
July 20, 2003
The new Tonganoxie Museum is now open Wednesday mornings and Sunday afternoons.
Lied receives grants to fund arts workshops
July 20, 2003
The Lied Center has received several grants that will help Kansas artists and educators train teachers to integrate the arts into their curriculums.
On the record
July 20, 2003
Correction
July 20, 2003
In a July 17 story about the U.S. combat death toll from Iraq reaching 147 — the same number as in the first Gulf War — The Associated Press mischaracterized combat deaths as limited to deaths from enemy forces. In both wars, the Pentagon has tallied combat deaths to include both deaths caused by opposing forces and those caused by friendly fire.
Westport targets crowds of teens
July 20, 2003
Westport business owners are hoping to appeal to older patrons and reduce the crowds of teenagers who like to hang out in the entertainment district.
Local briefs
July 20, 2003
¢ Conference to address juvenile crime ¢ KU gets grant to study heart, vascular diseases
Wayne H. Gilman
July 20, 2003
Memorial services for Wayne H. Gilman, 92, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Plymouth Congregational Church. Inurnment will be at a later date at Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ Memorial Garden in Phoenix.
Darkroom poetry
July 20, 2003
Art talks to people. An image can evoke memories or inspire new visions. It can motivate a writer to write. And those written words can lead right back to images for people who think visually.
Earl F. Harris
July 20, 2003
Services for Earl F. Harris, 84, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Eudora City Cemetery.
Town finds historic links
July 20, 2003
A visitor from Poland is helping residents of Goessel complete the picture of their city’s history.
Drug dilution claims in review
July 20, 2003
Victims of an imprisoned ex-pharmacist’s dilutions of chemotherapy drugs are closer to receiving compensation as a federal judge reviews their claims.
Family stands by branded pit bull
July 20, 2003
Gepetto lives under canine house arrest. The 1-year-old male pit bull, a resident of the 700 block of Lyon Street in North Lawrence, must be kept in a locked pen and can’t leave home without a muzzle. The dog’s vital information is contained in a city registry, and implanted under the fatty skin on the back of the dog’s neck is an ID microchip the size of an uncooked grain of rice.
City briefs
July 20, 2003
¢ Autographed basketball to aid in autism fight ¢ Activist group launches anti-pollution campaign
Interfaith worship service begins first of dedication’s major events
July 20, 2003
Major events for the Dole Institute of Politics dedication begin today. Here’s a look at the highlights.
Behind the Lens
Staff photographer flipped for this image
July 20, 2003
This photo was taken beneath a trampoline looking skyward as two boys took turns doing front flips on July 8 in East Lawrence. The circular pattern was created by the trampoline. I composed the image so that the trees framed the boys as they bounced and exposed for the sky so the subjects would remain in silhouette. I shot around 30 frames and decided this one worked best since it captured one boy head-over-heels and the other isolated against the blue sky.
Patience urged around campus
July 20, 2003
City and university leaders are urging Lawrence residents to be patient during the Dole Institute of Politics dedication events, warning that traffic may be congested in typically busy locations such as 23rd and Iowa streets and near the Kansas University campus.
Mandela celebrates 85 years
Global investment needed in Africa, Clinton argues
July 20, 2003
The best birthday gift for Nelson Mandela would be for the world to do more for Africa, former President Bill Clinton said Saturday.
News shows
July 20, 2003
Here are the guest lineups for today’s TV news shows.
Shock rock Cleveland
July 20, 2003
Deanna Nolan got the ball and won the game — again.
Aviation pioneers gather
July 20, 2003
Aviation pioneers who set speed records, orbited the Earth and walked on the moon gathered Saturday to be saluted in the hometown of Wilbur and Orville Wright during the centennial of the first powered flight.
Governor rallies as California recall looms
July 20, 2003
Embattled Gov. Gray Davis tried to galvanize allies Saturday against an apparently inevitable recall election, casting the effort as a Republican power grab at a “unity rally” with other prominent California Democrats.
Militants attack West Bank official
Incident may compromise U.S.-supported Mideast peace plan
July 20, 2003
Palestinian militants beat and held the governor of a West Bank town for five hours on Saturday, raising tensions with Palestinian authorities under heavy Israeli pressure to crack down on armed groups.
Weapons expert killed himself, officials say
July 20, 2003
The biological weapons expert whose death ignited a political crisis over Prime Minister Tony Blair’s decision to go to war in Iraq committed suicide by slashing his left wrist, authorities said Saturday.
Fedorov leaves Wings for Ducks
Center signs five-year, $40 million deal with Anaheim
July 20, 2003
Sergei Fedorov figured it was time for a change. So he’s heading to California.
Legends reach semis
Lawrence prevails twice to advance
July 20, 2003
After two wins Saturday, the Lawrence Legends are poised for revenge — and a state title.
Renegades win two in Oklahoma City
July 20, 2003
Lawrence’s Renegades survived 110-degree heat, late rallies by both opponents and an injury to center fielder Ryan Engel while winning their pool Saturday at the Select Six Series youth baseball tournament.
Green grabs Busch lead
New England 200 winner atop series
July 20, 2003
David Green held off a hard-charge from Kevin Harvick to win at New Hampshire International Speedway and retake the lead in the Busch Series standings.
De Ferran celebrates 2nd win
July 20, 2003
Gil de Ferran raced to his second victory of the season Saturday night, winning the Firestone Indy 200 under caution at Nashville Superspeedway.
Gordon eyes run at fifth Cup title
Driver confident entering today’s race
July 20, 2003
Two disappointing performances at New Hampshire International Speedway last season made Jeff Gordon cross the track off his list of favorites.
State BOW workshop scheduled Sept. 26-28
July 20, 2003
Many women who might be interested in hunting, fishing or other outdoor activities just don’t know where to begin.
July good for seeking frog legs
July 20, 2003
July is steeped in summer heat this year, but for the adventurous outdoorsman, there’s a way to beat the heat.
Area fishing report
July 20, 2003
RMNP rangers looking for bear
July 20, 2003
A black bear that attacked two campers last weekend remained free in Rocky Mountain National Park as officials closed more areas to visitors.
Tiger excites, but still two back
July 20, 2003
The fist-pumping celebration came early, after a brilliant sand shot that rolled into the hole for his second eagle in seven holes.
Pet post
July 20, 2003
6News video: Dole Institute opens to public
July 20, 2003
A steady stream of visitors was on hand to view the newly completed institute.
Toddler’s twirl turns dad into a prince
July 20, 2003
Hi! How are you? Good! Here is my column! It has short words today. Why? Because I am spending a LOT of time with my daughter. Her name is Sophie. She is 3! My wife is a sportswriter. She went to, Paris, France, to write about tennis. She left me as the lone parent. With a 3-year-old! For 16 days! That makes 384 hours. Or 23,040 minutes. But who is counting? Ha ha!
Pet owners need to prepare plan for unexpected
July 20, 2003
The United States is a nation of pet lovers. We pamper our animals, shower them with affection, treat them like members of the family and grieve for them when they die. What we don’t do is plan for when we won’t be there to care for them. That oversight could be a death sentence for adored animal companions left alone by an owner’s illness or demise.
Iraqis line up for U.S. training
Americans to plant seed for ‘army of the future’
July 20, 2003
Hours after another U.S. soldier was killed Saturday, hundreds of former Iraqi soldiers and other men jammed enlistment centers across the country as the U.S.-led coalition began taking applications for the first recruits for a new Iraqi army.
Benign bison can turn belligerent in a blink
July 20, 2003
Jeff Bunch of Dallas has some advice for those who may be traveling in national parks this summer — watch out for the bison.
Ullrich closing in on sluggish Armstrong
July 20, 2003
His legs weary and his lead shrinking, Lance Armstrong has never been in a Tour de France like this. The four-time champion can no longer count on a triumphant march through Paris. Instead, his lead Saturday was cut to 15 seconds over a surging Jan Ullrich, who seems ready to seize the yellow jersey.
Steady stream of visitors attends center’s opening
July 20, 2003
Jean Snedeger wasted no time Saturday when she walked inside the Dole Institute of Politics for the first time. With her husband, Charles, by her side, she peered up at the Memory Wall — with photos of 960 Kansas World War II veterans — and found a photo of a young sailor.
Vintage aircraft display brings fond memories to WWII veterans
July 20, 2003
Romeo Longo sat in a chair in the lobby of the Lawrence Municipal Airport terminal Saturday and stared out at a B-17 parked on the tarmac.
Kansas City turns to TV to find housing code violators
July 20, 2003
Kansas City housing officials have taken to the airwaves to try to find the city’s most notorious housing code violators.
Council fails to pick president
Members to share job as U.S. administrator returns to Washington
July 20, 2003
Iraq’s American-backed administration failed in its first week to choose a president, abandoning that mission in favor of a weak, three-man rotating leadership. The top U.S. official in Iraq — who hand-picked the Governing Council — returned to Washington Saturday.
Bookstore
July 20, 2003
New exhibit illustrates 25 years of design
July 20, 2003
Mention the word “design” and people think of architecture, fashion, perhaps furniture — forgetting that design also applies to toys, book jackets and even a humble garlic press.
Iraq future may be tied to Liberia
July 20, 2003
ould the path that will eventually lead the United States out of Iraq pass through the West African jungles of Liberia? This unlikely question is worth exploring in the wake of a surprisingly productive White House meeting on Monday between President Bush and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
The Motley Fool
July 20, 2003
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Nursed to financial health ¢ Digging out of credit card debt
Horoscope
July 20, 2003
For Sunday, July 20, 2003.
Austrian tours help retrace an American classic
Sound of Music’ fans flock to the hills
July 20, 2003
“Do! A deer! A female deer!” My knuckles whiten from my death grip on the tour bus handrail as my mostly elderly American and Japanese co-passengers launch into a gleeful singalong.
Refinance options create dilemma
July 20, 2003
In your column you suggest that five- and seven-year adjustable-rate mortgages could be a good deal for some people who expect to have their homes for only a few years. Are one-year ARMs worth considering? And if I already have a one-year ARM, should I keep it or refinance?