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Networks announce guest lineups
July 27, 2003
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows.
Cuba hails 50 years since coup attempt
July 27, 2003
Standing before the military barracks where he launched his revolutionary battle 50 years ago, Fidel Castro accused the European Union on Saturday of being America’s “Trojan horse” and saying its economic aid is no longer needed.
Criticism mounting for new HIV plans
Programs across nation would lose funding under CDC strategy
July 27, 2003
Workshops on safe sex in San Francisco’s Mission District. HIV-prevention skits developed by teenagers in Chicago. A ministry that counsels black women in Baltimore, where syphilis rates are shockingly high.
Former aide now says Nixon ordered Watergate break-in
July 27, 2003
Coming forward three decades after Watergate, a former top aide to President Nixon now contends that Nixon ordered the break-in that would lead to his resignation.
Report: Al-Qaida lacks traditional organization
July 27, 2003
The al-Qaida of today is not solely a top-down network, in which potential terrorists report up through the hierarchy and, ultimately, to Osama bin Laden. Instead, it is like a Hydra, the mythological serpent with many heads: operatives directed from the top; religiously motivated guerrillas with aspirations of autonomy; minor-leaguers with deadly intentions, such as would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid.
Hundreds mourn fallen N.Y.C. councilman
July 27, 2003
More than 200 people promised on Saturday to continue the anti-urban violence campaign championed by city Councilman James Davis, praising the slain politician for his life and work.
Korean War veterans mark 50th anniversary
July 27, 2003
No one ever called them the greatest generation. For a half-century, veterans of the Korean War have lived with the stigma that they were the first American fighting men not to come home winners.
Recall backers, candidates descend on Sacramento
July 27, 2003
Backers of the drive to oust Gov. Gray Davis had a boisterous celebration at state Capitol on Saturday, as four potential candidates sought to tie up support before the Oct. 7 recall election.
Dean not scoring points with centrist Democrats
July 27, 2003
Presidential candidate Howard Dean is surging in fund raising and winning over supporters, but leading centrist Democrats still have reservations about the viability of his candidacy.
U.S. soldiers deny abuse of Iraqi prisoners of war
July 27, 2003
The military has charged four U.S. soldiers with abusing prisoners of war in Iraq. The soldiers and their families deny the accusations.
Sebelius tax talk ‘premature’
House speaker predicts Legislature would resist increase
July 27, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says a tax increase may be needed to help solve the state’s funding problems, but Republicans in control of the Legislature want her to think again. “It’s premature to be talking about a tax increase, particularly given the fragile state of the Kansas economy,” said House Speaker Doug Mays, R-Topeka.
Free Fair festivities offer fans weeklong taste of rustic delights
July 27, 2003
Farm life meets city life this week as the annual Douglas County Free Fair goes into full swing. Saturday morning about 100 horses and their handlers participated in the horse show and judging in the arena.
Police will fight strangler’s parole
Murderer has served 11 years for Lawrence victim’s death
July 27, 2003
Tyrone Walker’s family is ready for him to come home. Walker pleaded no contest in 1992 to the strangling death of Tamara Baker, whose decomposed body was found in a wooded area in east Lawrence. Today, nearly 11 years after Walker’s conviction, he’s a model inmate at the El Dorado Correctional Facility with an interest in computers, according to his parole plan.
On the record
July 27, 2003
Jackson services
July 27, 2003
Graveside services for Walter Jackson, 76, Lawrence, will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Leavenworth National Cemetery.
George W. Stanwix
July 27, 2003
Visitation for George W. Stanwix, 71, Wichita, was Friday at Hillside Funeral Home-West in Wichita.
James T. Dedloff
July 27, 2003
Memorial services for James T. Dedloff, 64, Venice, Fla., will be Aug. 28 in Venice.
Mourners recall heroism of Independence soldier
July 27, 2003
Family and friends of a young soldier killed in Iraq remembered him as both a dedicated military man and a proud father.
Vision for growth
Helping the city direct, rather than react to, future development requests is a tall order for a new city task force.
July 27, 2003
A new task force that will focus on the possibility of significantly changing how the city directs and handles development faces a daunting task, but it has the potential to set a positive tone and direction for Lawrence’s growth for years to come.
Democrats may have tax counterattack
July 27, 2003
For more than 20 years now, since Ronald Reagan’s first election, it has been an article of faith among Republicans that taxes are their killer issue to use against Democrats. GOP candidates regularly follow Reagan’s example and promise tax cuts, and when Democrats say they will raise taxes — as Walter Mondale famously did in accepting the presidential nomination in 1984 — they wind up losing 49 states.
He’s still pulling for Kobe
July 27, 2003
The moment I walked into the office this morning, Maria at the front desk pulled out the column I wrote when Kobe Bryant was arrested on allegations of sexual assault. The lead: “No way in hell.”
No mandates?
July 27, 2003
Missing grant
July 27, 2003
Valuation factor
July 27, 2003
U.S. needs U.N. to expand role in Iraq
July 27, 2003
Last week I wrote that Paul Bremer, the American viceroy in Baghdad, was the best thing Americans have going for them in Iraq. My reasoning: He is a pragmatist who will modify policies that boomerang — even if those policies reflect the ideological goals of the Bush administration. Bremer has changed course on how to restore security, restart the economy and move toward an Iraqi elected government.
Police chief retires from double duty
July 27, 2003
Pulling double-duty as police chief and county sheriff in this west-central Kansas community hasn’t left Alan Stewart time to do to many other things. But Stewart expects that to change soon, as he retires after 31 years of serving both departments.
Firefighters’ TV stunt under review
July 27, 2003
Three Wichita firefighters have caused a stir within the department after a stunt on a national late-night talk show in which one set his chest hair on fire.
Meeting about vaccines disappoints mother
July 27, 2003
A Lawrence mother pushing for greater awareness of the alleged dangers of thimerosal in childhood vaccines said she was disappointed after a meeting with members of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ administration.
Construction growth slows in city
Builders say 2003 shaping up as ‘just average’ in Lawrence
July 27, 2003
Add one more item to the list of reasons community leaders should be pleased with Serologicals Corp.’s decision to build a new manufacturing plant in Lawrence. The project has kept the Lawrence construction industry from getting off to its slowest start since 1997. The Serologicals plant, which is being built in the East Hills Business Park, is the largest construction project in the city for the first six months of this year.
Top lawyer still wary of Wall St.
Securities law firm’s leader says abuses still likely
July 27, 2003
As Wall Street contends with lawsuits brought by investors who suffered massive stock market losses in recent years, perhaps no name is more prominent than the law firm Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP.
Stamps depict children in sports
July 27, 2003
Yogi Berra once said, “It ain’t a game unless kids play it first.”
Ex-Jayhawks Harbour, Hepler in finals
July 27, 2003
Two former Kansas University golfers beat two former champions in the Kansas Amateur Match Play Championship semifinals Saturday at Indian Hills Country Club.
Chiefs video assistant injured in fall from truck
July 27, 2003
Todd Weger, a Kansas City Chiefs video assistant, was reported improving Saturday night after falling from an equipment truck and hitting his head.
Englishman Mason keeps lead
Watson three shots back at Senior British Open
July 27, 2003
English journeyman Carl Mason is beginning to get used to the position of front-runner.
Tip for trading deadline: Read fine print
Complicated contracts bog down many moves
July 27, 2003
The Atlanta Braves need a starting pitcher. The Baltimore Orioles have one they might no longer want.
Employee rigged air flow to help Twins
July 27, 2003
A former superintendent at the Metrodome admits he tried to help the Minnesota Twins by adjusting the ventilation system during the late innings of close games in an attempt to get baseballs to carry farther.
Boston blisters Yankees
New York closer Benitez fails in 5-4 decision
July 27, 2003
David Ortiz knows how to take orders. Called on to pinch-hit with two outs in the ninth inning of a tie game Saturday, Ortiz carried out Boston manager Grady Little’s instructions to the letter.
Carter, Murray set to enter Hall
Former slugging standouts to be inducted with Uecker, McCoy
July 27, 2003
Outwardly, they couldn’t have been more different: Eddie Murray, the silent slugger, and Gary Carter, the nonstop-talking and smiling “Kid.”
Farmer struggling with Rams
July 27, 2003
Marc Bulger can feel Kirk Farmer’s pain.
Brackens determined to return
Jags’ lineman overcomes surgery, but slowed by appendectomy
July 27, 2003
Sidelined while he recovers from an appendectomy, Jaguars defensive end Tony Brackens said Saturday he expects to be back in drills within two-to-three weeks.
Reformation in red
Trio transforms North Lawrence ‘mouse hole’ into energetic art gallery, The Red Dresser
July 27, 2003
hey wanted a word that sounded sophisticated and looked pretty on paper. So sisters Rebekah and Rachael Sheridan and their business partner, Brooke Billet, scoured a French dictionary until they stumbled across “redresser,” properly pronounced (ray-dres-áy).
What are you reading?
July 27, 2003
German artist portrayed apocolyptic themes
July 27, 2003
Max Beckmann’s allegorical masterpiece, “The Night,” depicts a scene of almost indescribable brutality: a couple lynched in a crowded room by a pipe-smoking intellectual and two thugs.
Powers of attorney can provide for wide range of decisions
July 27, 2003
My aunt is a widow without children. She is getting quite frail, and I am the only relative who lives nearby. Her estate is pretty negligible, but I think we should be considering some legal issues anyway. What happens, for example, if she becomes incompetent to take care of her own affairs and make her own decisions? I don’t know where to start and certainly don’t have a lot of money for legal fees. Can you help?
Calendar
July 27, 2003
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities during the week. Call Senior Services at 842-0543 for more information.
Style notes
July 27, 2003
¢ Spa shoes coddle pedicured feet ¢ Cornering Cartier
Behind the lens: Timing, perspective combine for dramatic aerial shot
July 27, 2003
Richard Gwin was assigned to shoot the World War II airplane parade during Dole Institute of Politics dedication events last weekend. After making arrangements with a pilot at Lawrence Municipal Airport, Gwin took off over Lawrence in a Cessna 152. The airplane has a high-wing placement that allows the photographer to open and shoot photographs out his window.
KU signee shines
Running back Randle lifts West to 35-2 win
July 27, 2003
It has been a long time since a Kansas University football player has been voted the Most Valuable Player of an all-star game. Technically, John Randle didn’t change that since he hasn’t played a down for the Jayhawks — yet.
Jayhawks building strength
Former linebacker Reid ‘explosive’ example
July 27, 2003
Nick Reid looked solid last season when he made 62 tackles — including six sacks — as a true freshman linebacker. He might look even more imposing to opposing quarterbacks as a sophomore safety. Reid, 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, was an all-state quarterback and defensive back at Derby High School, but injuries in the linebacker corps forced Kansas University coach Mark Mangino to throw the freshman into a new position last season.
Royals tumble to Tigers
July 27, 2003
Jeremy Bonderman and Alex Sanchez had something to prove. The Detroit Tigers were happy to see them come through. Bonderman erased the memory of a terrible start in Boston, taking a three-hit shutout into the ninth inning, and Sanchez overcame Friday’s baserunning mistake by scoring twice as the Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals, 5-1, Saturday night.
Butler County favored in Jayhawk Conference
July 27, 2003
Authorities find body of USC recruit
July 27, 2003
The body of an 18-year-old USC football recruit was recovered Saturday from waters southeast of Los Angeles.
Pet post
July 27, 2003
Tonganoxie, Phenix ousted
Braves last local team to be bounced from national softball tournament
July 27, 2003
And then there were none. The Tonganoxie Braves, the last local team remaining in the American Fastpitch Assn. “B” National tournament, suffered a 10-2 loss to the Tuttle (Okla.) Magic late Saturday night at Clinton Lake Softball Complex and were bounced from the 14-under tournament.
Holy hotcakes! Study finds Kansas flatter than pancake
July 27, 2003
Turns out Kansas really is flatter than a pancake — scientifically speaking. Travelers enduring the trip across the western half of Kansas have long suspected the geography is flatter than that of a griddle cake.
Family waits to see if body found in Waco is that of missing Baylor basketball player
July 27, 2003
Police recovered the remains of a badly decomposed body Saturday in a rock quarry where authorities believe missing Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy was left for dead more than a month ago. The grim discovery came as Dennehy’s family was making the long trip back to their Nevada home after spending nearly a week in Waco in search of clues to help them understand what happened to the 21-year-old athlete.
Whaley makes grade, despite missing cut
Jacobsen calls club pro ‘great representative of golf ’
July 27, 2003
Suzy Whaley was so excited about her outing at the Greater Hartford Open that she called her 8-year-old daughter from the course to say: “Mommy played great.”
Pacemakers for pooches offer hope
July 27, 2003
Veterinarians at the Teaching Hospital at Washington State’s College of Veterinary Medicine recently implanted an internal defibrillator in a 2-year-old boxer named Honus.
Yoga for the (very) young
Mom-and-baby classes are latest rage in ancient, and profitable practice
July 27, 2003
The idea of “baby yoga” has an instant appeal. What could be cuter than an infant executing the one-legged “tree” pose?
Cirque du sore legs
Performers put bodies through ringer
July 27, 2003
Night after night, in city after city, audiences watch the woman in a leotard, a blood-red tear in the fabric evoking her broken heart, spin and wrap and dangle her body from a suspended hoop.
Legal woes mounting for Kansas State
Four Wildcats arrested this month
July 27, 2003
Less than a week before practice begins, off-field issues continue to hound Kansas State’s football program.
J. Eldon Fields
July 27, 2003
Memorial services for J. Eldon Fields, 90, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Families-in-arms serve side by side in Bosnia
July 27, 2003
When commanders on this sprawling U.S. military base in Bosnia bark out “Cox!,” three peacekeepers snap to attention.
Son of 9-11 victim carries on father’s spirit of helping others
Hold the Door Day reflects selfless act in Trade Center
July 27, 2003
Rob Fazio has two permanent reminders of his father, who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. One is a credit card, the only physical trace of him ever found. The other is this story:
Filipino rebels seize shopping center
President orders surrender of rogue soldiers
July 27, 2003
Rebellious soldiers stormed a major commercial center in Manila early today, hours after the Philippine government ordered the arrest of officers believed to be plotting a coup. The president threatened to use force to end the standoff.
Arts notes
July 27, 2003
¢ J-W photographer to lead MyStory session ¢ Sinatra tribute auditions set for early August
Americans digesting news from Iraq
July 27, 2003
The changing news from Iraq comes daily: Saddam Hussein’s two sons killed. More U.S. soldiers dying. Part of President Bush’s State of the Union address questioned. So much has happened recently, Americans across the country say they aren’t sure what to think. Did President Bush lie when he said Saddam was uranium-shopping in Africa? Why are soldiers still dying when major combat was declared over in May? And where are the weapons of mass destruction?
Rupert Gabriel Bass
July 27, 2003
Services for Rupert Gabriel Bass, 94, Overland Park, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Everyone is a watchdog for local police
July 27, 2003
We have to be our own watchdogs. Recently, the ACLU publicly suggested the formation of a citizens group in Lawrence to watch the police. My initial reaction was that it wouldn’t do any harm. Then, on Sunday, July 13, the J-W proposed that if such a group were formed it should include broad, citywide representation. That’s when it struck me that the whole thing is a bad idea.
Creating from fresh ground
Robert Price’s paintings are a meditative endeavor
July 27, 2003
Before Robert Price paints, the Kansas University art professor sits. He sits for a long time.
Suburban mom gives haute couture the once-over
July 27, 2003
It’s a question that burns on the minds of even those women who have a passion for fashion: Who really wears the outlandish styles that fly down the runways during couture shows?
Cracker consumption not his fault
July 27, 2003
Good news: It’s not my fault, about the Cheez-Its.
Vegetable versatility
Nutritious beans worthy of space in garden
July 27, 2003
Young snap beans to eat fresh from the garden. Colorful green, purple and yellow beans. Bush beans that grow on compact stems and pole beans that clamber up tepees and trellises. Few vegetables are as varied as beans, as easy to grow, and as versatile in the kitchen, which are the reasons the National Garden Bureau designated 2003 as the Year of the Bean.
Chiefs’ Boerigter unknown no more
July 27, 2003
For a big, fast and talented guy, Marc Boerigter had a strange habit of melting into the crowd. Coming out of high school, the native of little Hastings, Neb., entirely escaped the attention of major-college recruiters — even the ones who scour the Cornhusker State for would-be Huskers.
Armstrong poised to join elite 5-time-winner club
July 27, 2003
Lance Armstrong climbed the podium to receive a bouquet of flowers and the fresh yellow jersey signifying his overall lead in the Tour de France with just one stage left.
Briefly
July 27, 2003
¢ Passengers can follow routes on flight maps ¢ Travel magazine names ‘World’s Best’ ¢ German bike rentals put cyclists on a roll
Arts notes
July 27, 2003
¢ Show features spiritual work by Lawrence artist ¢ Tulsa museum to have major Remington exhibit
Joyce Carol Oates makes an old novel new again
July 27, 2003
Joyce Carol Oates has written a novel both very old and very new.
Rumors continue about Jessica Lynch book
July 27, 2003
Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch’s red-white-and-blue homecoming has reignited rumors that she is working with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Rick Bragg on a book about her capture and controversial rescue in Iraq.
Horoscopes
July 27, 2003
For Sunday, July 27, 2003.
Take a swing through the South
Journey lets native son sample comforts of home
July 27, 2003
Richmond, the final stop on our thousand-mile, two-week Southern summer odyssey, lay just 80 miles to the east. As we stared at the map, we were tempted to take the fastest, straightest road.
If You Go … Southern highlights
July 27, 2003
Briefly
July 27, 2003
¢ More than 400 people injured in three strong earthquakes ¢ U.S. to offer $1 billion in aid to Afghanistan ¢ Federal prosecutors probing MCI on access charges
Liberia presents unusual dangers
July 27, 2003
Any U.S. peacekeeping force sent to Liberia would face a volatile mix of combatants — from drunken government soldiers paid by the perks of looting and raping to angel-eyed child rebels toting AK-47s.
Local briefs
July 27, 2003
¢ Dalmatians take spotlight at breed show ¢ Lawrence teen injured in watercraft collision ¢ Water work to close Jayhawk Boulevard ¢ New law library open
Area briefs
July 27, 2003
¢ Three rifles taken from rural home ¢ One injured in fight outside downtown bar ¢ Three Indiana residents killed in 1-70 accident ¢ Foster care service wins federal grant ¢ Teen participates in technology forum
Bleak horror movie gets even darker
Alternative ending added after credits
July 27, 2003
As if a film about a virus that wipes out London and turns its victims into shrieking, blood-spewing zombies weren’t bleak enough, “28 Days Later” now has a darker alternate ending.
Telemundo to air first reality dating show
La Cenicienta’ will approach search for love in uniquely Latin fashion
July 27, 2003
A single mother in search of love will be featured on a reality dating show that reflects Hispanic culture, Telemundo executives said Friday.
Timberwolves appear to be winners
In actuality, however, four-team NBA trade doesn’t help any of those involved
July 27, 2003
This was indeed a rarity, and not because of the ability of four teams to put together a complex trade that somehow worked under the salary cap. No, this was something even more difficult to piece together — a four-team trade that helped none of the teams. Let’s start with the supposed big winner of the four-for-all.
Lawrence violinist awarded grant
July 27, 2003
Briefly
July 27, 2003
¢ IRS releases schedule for tax refund checks ¢ Ex-governor, miners recall coal mine rescue ¢ Demonstrators gather to carry on nuns’ protest ¢ Thousands mourn family killed in crash
Concentrate watering on new plants
July 27, 2003
The recent rains did little more than tease us this week. And many gardeners continue to water as soil conditions are dry in and around the Lawrence area. In addition, many trees have damaged root systems from three years of drought and are struggling to use the water in the soil already.
People
July 27, 2003
¢ Rockers come to Toronto’s aid ¢ Royal couple go Austrian ¢ City to honor hometown director ¢ Mother Teresa events planned
Lack of rain feeds fears about corn crops’ survival
July 27, 2003
Its not time to hit the panic button, but Keith Knabe admits he’s starting to worry about his corn crop. “About three weeks ago it was looking pretty good,” the eastern Douglas County farmer said last week. “Now it’s looking dry.”
SEC’s actions fall short for ordinary investors
July 27, 2003
Since becoming chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission in February, William H. Donaldson has made a good start at living up to his promise to look after the interests of ordinary investors.
Briefcase
July 27, 2003
¢ Men seeking less work, more time with family ¢ Young investors slow mutual fund purchases ¢ Name that company
Faces and places
July 27, 2003
Hallmark Cards Inc. has promoted Ray Powers to operations vice president of manufacturing. Powers directs operations at all of Hallmark’s North American production facilities, including in Lawrence, Leavenworth, Topeka, Toronto, Center, Texas, and Metamora, Ill.
The Motley Fool
July 27, 2003
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Yahoo! takes Overture ¢ Life changes, tax changes ¢ A decade of dollars
Cardinals bash Pittsburgh, 13-8
Pujols, Martinez combine for eight hits in 10 at-bats with six runs batted in
July 27, 2003
Tino Martinez is in a good spot these days — hitting right behind Albert Pujols in St. Louis’ lineup.
Stubblefield happy to be wearing silver and black
July 27, 2003
Dana Stubblefield had been curious for some time what it would be like to wear the silver and black.
Kentucky’s historian laureate has keen insight into state’s past
Centenarian continues to push education in Bluegrass State
July 27, 2003
Thomas D. Clark, Kentucky’s most prominent historian, has had a distinct advantage over his colleagues: His life has spanned nearly half the state’s history.
Coach: It’s hard to rein in Armstrong
July 27, 2003
Asking Lance Armstrong to hold himself back is like asking a bull not to charge at a red cape. But in the hours prior to Saturday’s final individual time trial, I implored him to be careful.
Tracy takes Molson Indy pole
July 27, 2003
Paul Tracy answered his critics the best way he could, winning the pole Saturday for the Vancouver Molson Indy.
Briefly
July 27, 2003
¢ Wildfires char property, cost lives of workers ¢ Bush campaign manager predicts tough 2004 ¢ Suspect in 14 attacks convicted of sex assault ¢ Helicopter crash victims identified as vacationers
Lawrence commuter report
July 27, 2003
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Couple’s ranch doubles as bed and breakfast
July 27, 2003
The old house sits on a bluff high above Gould Creek in western Chase County.
Bookstore
July 27, 2003
Mark Twain musical comes to life for both deaf and hearing audiences
July 27, 2003
It sounds like an oxymoron: a deaf musical. Yet, the folks at the Roundabout Theatre Company are out to prove it can be done on Broadway with a revival of the musical “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” that mixes hearing and deaf performers.
Parking fees, fines in downtown areas targeted for increase
July 27, 2003
Andy Hom works downtown. He parks his car downtown, too. And sometimes — about three times every two weeks, he figures — Hom forgets to feed the parking meter. He always pays the $2 fines promptly, he said, but still isn’t happy when he sees a meter attendant nearby.
Four more U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq
July 27, 2003
An unknown assailant hurled a grenade from the upper floor of a children’s hospital here Saturday, killing three U.S. soldiers and severing the leg of a fourth soldier who had been passing the time playing cards as they guarded the building, hospital workers and visitors said.
Johnson, Newman favorites at Pocono
July 27, 2003
Ryan Newman and Jimmie Johnson earned their front-row starting positions with speed and power. They might have to slow down to win today at Pocono Raceway.
Sales powers Sun to win over Sting
Connecticut moves within a half-game of second-place Charlotte in East
July 27, 2003
Nykesha Sales scored 18 of her 23 points in the second half to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 74-70 victory over the Charlotte Sting Saturday night.
Black Dahlia’ asserts solution to unsolved grisly murder
July 27, 2003
On Jan. 15, 1947, the body of Elizabeth Short, 22, was found in a lot near a busy street in Los Angeles. She was naked, drained of blood and cut in half, and her mouth was slashed on both sides to form a sinister grin.
Oh, Henry! Incoming KU faculty singled out by prestigious short story anthology
July 27, 2003
Adam Desnoyers missed the phone call, but he got the message. He’s just not sure he believes it yet.
Kitschy items make popular collectibles
July 27, 2003
“Kitsch” is a word that refers to anything in strange, almost pretentious bad taste. A musical comedy about Hitler, a metal figure of a nude woman with a clock set in her belly, a small ceramic baby sitting on a potty or a black velvet painting of Elvis are all collectible kitsch today.