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Going it alone
Lawrence native Tanya Shaffer’s book chronicles solo trip to Africa and deeper journey into the heart of a culture
June 1, 2003
When Lawrence native Tanya Shaffer cozies up with a book, she wants to meet compelling characters, feel like she’s IN the place where the story occurs and get swept up in the drama of the tale.
Mystery writer to appear at Trinity Episcopal
June 1, 2003
Award-winning mystery author Julia Spencer-Fleming will speak and do a book signing from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the parish hall of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.
What are you reading?
June 1, 2003
Art talks on summer lineup at Spencer
June 1, 2003
The Spencer Museum of Art docents will lead informal talks this summer that introduce the public more intimately to the permanent collection.
Lawrence fiber artist part of K.C. exhibition
June 1, 2003
An exhibition of work by Lawrence fiber artist Chris Wolf Edmonds opens Thursday at The Source Fine Arts Inc. in Kansas City, Mo.
Logging firm wins bidding for canyon
June 1, 2003
Handing a defeat to conservationists, a logging company has struck a $9.75 million deal to buy a 16-mile stretch of densely forested canyon popular with hikers and rafters.
Canada to issue firefighter stamp
June 1, 2003
Most U.S. citizens know about the bravery, courage and dedication of its firefighters. Such courage is on display every day in times of distress — as evidenced in New York City’s Twin Towers disaster of Sept. 11, 2001.
Plan healthy diet for traveling
June 1, 2003
Seniors on the go, who squeeze sightseeing and shopping into their hectic travel and vacation schedules, leave little time for balanced meals.
Paris for the youthful set: If you go …
June 1, 2003
So, you’re young, still in your late teens or early 20s, visiting Paris and eager to try out the nightlife. Here is a sample of a just a few of hundreds of possibilities.
Travel briefs
June 1, 2003
¢ Stay in a lighthouse in Great Britain ¢ Consumer Reports ranks theme parks ¢ Wedding guests can get an airline discount
Local briefs
June 1, 2003
¢ Arrest: Topeka fugitive caught after chase in Nevada ¢ State: Siberian visitors to join float trip on Kansas River
On the record
June 1, 2003
Marion E. Richey
June 1, 2003
Norvel Milton ‘Mit’ Van Dyke Sr.
June 1, 2003
Lawrence commuter report
June 1, 2003
Eisenhower statue arrives in D.C.
June 1, 2003
A bronze statue of President Eisenhower made by Lawrence, Kan., sculptor Jim Brothers, arrived Saturday at the U.S. Capitol for an unprecedented swap with another sculpture in the National Statuary Hall Collection.
War questions
June 1, 2003
Anarchy defense
June 1, 2003
Rude treatment
June 1, 2003
Firefighters on red alert
Response times inadequate to parts of city, chief says
June 1, 2003
When Jim McSwain looks at a map of Lawrence, he sees red. Red around the periphery of town. Red stabbing into the heart of Lawrence. Red, because those parts of town aren’t quickly reached by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical troops.
Adversaries in sex class controversy speak out
Prof finds allegations ‘frightening, hurtful’
June 1, 2003
For two months, Kansas University professor Dennis Dailey has been waiting for a legislator — any legislator — to call and ask what really goes on in his controversial “Human Sexuality in Everyday Life” class.
Wichita senator not afraid of controversy
June 1, 2003
As lawmakers gathered for the ceremonial end of the 2003 legislative session, state Sen. Ed Pugh, R-Wamego, made a beeline toward his colleague Susan Wagle, R-Wichita.
Fugitive in ‘96 Olympic bombing captured
June 1, 2003
Eric Robert Rudolph, a suspect in the Olympic Park bombing who became almost a mythic figure during his years on the run in the Appalachian wilderness, was arrested early Saturday as he scavenged for food behind a grocery store.
Bush urges anti-terror alliance
June 1, 2003
President Bush implored the great powers of continental Europe Saturday to overcome their bitterness about the war in Iraq and pull behind the United States to fight terrorism.
Wide open spaces strike fear in city boy
June 1, 2003
Before we moved to the country, my visions of a bucolic, Thoreau-like existence were haunted by nightmares of intruders taking advantage of our rural isolation, murderous vagabonds creeping up the long driveway in rusted cars with broken windows, seats held together with duct tape, tailpipes dragging on the gravel.
Two towns’ Catholic parishes to perish
June 1, 2003
Two Catholic parishes that have existed for nearly 100 years will lose their churches this month because of declining populations and a shortage of priests.
Firebird foursome fleet
FSHS 4x800 tops field; Lions titleless
June 1, 2003
If there was any doubt Free State High’s boys 4x800-meter relay would win its third straight state title, sophomore Danny Schneider erased it in a matter of minutes. Two minutes, actually.
Pole-sitter Kimmel still speedy at Kansas Speedway
June 1, 2003
Frank Kimmel is so used to Kansas Speedway he needed a single lap to fire off Saturday’s fastest qualifying time and earn the pole for today’s ARCA RE/MAX Series BPU 200.
FSHS loss doesn’t mean end
Summer leagues keep game going after school’s out
June 1, 2003
When the high school football season is over, it’s over. Same with basketball and volleyball and many other sports.
Pride and joy
Roses dazzle Lawrence woman’s garden
June 1, 2003
When it comes to handling a thorny subject, Master Gardener Karen McGrath is one of the best.
Garden Tour set for June 7-8
June 1, 2003
Karen McGrath’s garden is one of eight gardens that will be featured during the Douglas County Extension Master Gardener Garden Tour June 7-8.
KU men’s golfer honored
June 1, 2003
Kansas University golfer Chris Marshall has been named honorable mention All-America for the second straight year. Marshall, a senior from Stanley, completed his final season with a 72.1 stroke average. He won The Prestige tournament last November in Florida. He was ranked third in the district all season.
Jayhawks advance to NCAA championships
June 1, 2003
The Kansas University track squad qualified 10 athletes for the NCAA Championships after Saturday’s competition at the Midwest Regional. Saturday’s qualifiers join Mark Menefee, who advanced Friday in the 5,000 meters.
Umps, players agree: Strike-zone machine has no place in game
June 1, 2003
Who would have ever predicted that the biggest controversy of the 2003 season would be provided by an inanimate object? And, no, that’s not another Bud Selig joke.
Expos turn up the heat on Selig
June 1, 2003
In the sauna that is San Juan, the Montreal Expos begin their second Puerto Rican home stand Tuesday night, facing the Anaheim Angels.
Indiana rips Washington for first win
June 1, 2003
Injuries cost Stephanie White a year of her career with the Indiana Fever. She worked her way back on the roster, then she found a spot in the starting lineup.
Pistons chase Carlisle
Source says Detroit has deal with Brown
June 1, 2003
Rick Carlisle sat elbow-to-elbow with the man who had just fired him, Joe Dumars. In a bizarre scene, talk turned to Larry Brown, who will become Detroit’s next coach.
Fungal disease can overtake many trees
June 1, 2003
Although the timely rains have been great for gardening, they also have created an environment for many tree diseases to develop, including Anthracnose. Many trees in Lawrence have sparse canopies or leaves that are drying up and falling off. So, if it looks like fall in your yard this spring, here may be the cause and the cure.
Younger Schumacher wins pole
Ralf, not Michael, secures top spot with fastest time ever on Monaco street circuit
June 1, 2003
Ralf Schumacher won the pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix Saturday with the fastest time ever on the famed street circuit.
Button escapes injury in crash at practice
June 1, 2003
Britain’s Jenson Button crashed during practice Saturday for the Monaco Grand Prix but was not injured.
Nemechek wins Busch race at Dover
June 1, 2003
Joe Nemechek took advantage of Matt Kenseth’s late-race blunder Saturday and became the first driver in 17 years at Dover International Speedway to win a NASCAR Busch series race from the pole.
Sorenstam in front after birdie binge
LPGA standout 5-under on last five holes
June 1, 2003
As her short par putt slipped by the edge of the cup, Annika Sorenstam looked up in disgust. A three-putt bogey. Even worse, her second three-putt bogey in a row.
New economic development chapter opens
Board seeks public comments on plan
June 1, 2003
Economic development in Douglas County has had its ups and downs during the past five years. At times it has created controversies like the debate over wages, tax abatements and land use that ensued when American Eagle Outfitters proposed building a distribution center in Lawrence.
Job search goes on and on and on
Unemployed workers endure longest hunt in two decades
June 1, 2003
It takes just a few minutes for the sheet of ledger paper to complete its trip around the circle — long enough for 28 pairs of hands to log months of frustration on its ruled blue lines.
Perry endures weather woes
Leader cards 2-under 70 for two-stroke edge
June 1, 2003
The cold wind was whipping so hard when Kenny Perry got to the first tee that he figured even par would be enough for him to keep the lead in the Memorial. As usual, he was better than that.
Music City Championship Ahern leads in Nashville
June 1, 2003
Jim Ahern shot a 9-under 63 Saturday to take a six-stroke lead after the second round of the Champions Tour’s Music City Championship.
Outdoor Adventure Camp slated for youths this summer at Rock Springs 4-H
June 1, 2003
Now in its 15th year, the Outdoor Adventure Camp is a six-day summer camp for kids who either enjoy the outdoors or want to learn more about it.
Adopting wild animals: it’s best to just say no
June 1, 2003
It’s common to encounter young wild animals, especially in spring and summer. Some people have an irresistible attraction to these young animals and want to take them home.
Fishing report
June 1, 2003
Cheney tells cadets terror threat still looms
June 1, 2003
Vice President Dick Cheney told graduating cadets Saturday that they were beginning military service at a “crucial hour” for a nation still threatened by terrorists.
U.S. urges pressures on N. Korea
June 1, 2003
With impoverished North Korea on the brink of collapse, the United States wants nations in the region to use economic pressure to force it to halt its nuclear ambitions, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said Saturday.
Dean dubs Democrat Kerry a copycat
June 1, 2003
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, lashing out at his chief rival for the hearts of New Hampshire’s Democratic primary voters, charged Saturday that Sen. John Kerry was becoming a copycat.
Religious artwork not right for Senate building, critics say
June 1, 2003
An exhibit of Christian art in a U.S. Senate office building sponsored by Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., has drawn criticism that the display creates the impression of government-supported advocacy of one religion over another.
Cash incentives urged for organ donations
June 1, 2003
A group wants Congress to test whether cash incentives would encourage more families to donate the organs of relatives following their deaths.
Judge orders autopsy reports on Laci Peterson and unborn child sealed
June 1, 2003
The autopsy report on the deaths of Laci Peterson and her unborn son will remain sealed — for now — even though portions already have been leaked to the media.
Visitors come to Clinton to go fly their kites
June 1, 2003
Members of the Kansas City Kite Club converged on the Bloomington State Park beach area at Clinton Lake for their Spring Kite and Kite Surfing Festival. The event was from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Nobel winner in custody
June 1, 2003
Myanmar’s military junta detained pro-democracy activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi and closed her party’s headquarters Saturday, jeopardizing efforts to restore civilian rule in the troubled southeast Asian nation.
Arts notes
June 1, 2003
¢ Auditions end today for ‘Blind Faith’ ¢ Strling Dance Theater Biblical parable ballet ¢ Reinstallation a preview of coming attractions
Senate suits Clinton for now
Former first lady a favorite among Democrats for presidency
June 1, 2003
When Democratic voters are asked which politician they want as president, one name consistently appears at the top — Hillary Rodham Clinton. But the New York senator couldn’t make it any clearer that she isn’t running for the White House. At least not in 2004.
Ruth Ellen Ward
June 1, 2003
Richard A. Krogh
June 1, 2003
Black & blue
Sculptor uses light, darkness to convey melancholy of war
June 1, 2003
Growing up in the 1950s, Vinland sculptor Jon Keith Swindell didn’t hear the popular, watered-down, romanticized versions of the World War that had occurred in the decade before his birth.
Mariners trip Twins again
Seattle wins battle of divisional leaders, 5-2
June 1, 2003
Division leaders Seattle and Minnesota each had a great May. But the Mariners finished theirs on a better note.
Engine geared for first-timers
Briggs & Stratton outboard introduced for casual, slow-cruising boaters
June 1, 2003
We automatically associate some words with others each time we hear them. “IBM” with “computers.” “Xerox” with “copying machines.” “Enron” with “thieves.”
Anaheim bedevils New Jersey, 3-2
Ducks defeat Devils in Game 3 to pull within 2-1 in championship series
June 1, 2003
The goal that gave Anaheim hope came on a shot Martin Brodeur never lets in. The goal that got them back into the Stanley Cup finals came on a shot Ruslan Salei never puts in.
Founding family recalls rich history at reunion
June 1, 2003
It all began with Adam. More than 220 years after Adam Hoover arrived to the United States from Germany, his descendants still get together on the same weekend every year to celebrate the role they have played in Douglas County history and each others’ lives.
Counseling center steps up to fill county’s diverse needs
June 1, 2003
When a tornado strikes Douglas County, the Emergency Management Department responds. While the department helps survivors put their physical lives back together, it relies on Headquarters Counseling Center to help victims deal mentally with the trauma.
Area briefs
June 1, 2003
¢ Attorney kills himself near South Park gazebo ¢ Cancer survivors invited to Roaring ‘20s dinner ¢ City residents to walk 50 miles for MS society ¢ KU Summer Band rehearsals to begin ¢ Baker adds two majors ¢ County to review repaving plans
Clinic completes moves
June 1, 2003
The Menninger Clinic completed its move Saturday from Topeka to Houston.
No safe route
June 1, 2003
Ramsey pitches Ottawa to 4A softball title
June 1, 2003
Megan Ramsey can’t run for mayor of Ottawa. She’s too young. But Ramsey might generate a bunch of write-in votes, anyway.
Duncan-Martin key matchup
San Antonio’s NBA MVP said he expected New Jersey to defend him one-on-one
June 1, 2003
Tim Duncan doesn’t expect to see a lot of crazy defensive schemes from New Jersey. Instead, he expects mostly man-to-man coverage from a player — Kenyon Martin — who has Duncan’s respect as one of the best defensive big men in the NBA.
Dealer separates tackle treasure from trash
Florida expert hooked on pursuit of vintage fishing rods, reels and lures
June 1, 2003
Tom Greene sells wonderful fishing rods and reels, but these days, he’s hooked on vintage tackle.
Cubs outlast Astros in 16 innings
Sosa delivers run-scoring single in Chicago’s 1-0 victory over Houston
June 1, 2003
Sammy Sosa struck out five times before he broke up the longest scoreless game ever at Wrigley Field. Sosa hit a hard RBI single off Jeff Kent’s glove in the 16th inning Saturday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Houston Astros, 1-0, on a blustery and cold day.
Paris nightlife attracts teens
Clubs, bright lights beckon young visitors
June 1, 2003
Paris is often called the City of Lights, and rightly so. This is the home of some of the best nightlife and evening activities on the planet, including great sites for vibrant teenagers looking for nights to remember.
Elderly immigrants living independently
Programs designed to help non-English speakers stay out of nursing homes
June 1, 2003
When Hau Tang Tom’s English-speaking husband died in 1993, she was left without anyone to translate her mail.
Briefly
June 1, 2003
¢ Beijing: China’s Three Gorges dam begins water storage ¢ Beijing: Nepal hands over Tibetan refugees to Chinese officials
Arts notes
June 1, 2003
¢ KU Theater director to teach tap lessons ¢ Baker gallery features Kansas City artist ¢ Topeka Art Fair features local artists
Arts notes
June 1, 2003
¢ Lawrence City Band begins summer concerts ¢ Retrospective: Kemper Museum opens Wayne Thiebaud exhibit
Arts notes
June 1, 2003
¢ KU Summer Band starts new season ¢ Fields Gallery to feature Colette Bangert talk ¢ Wonderscope to bring ‘Sticky Business’ to LAC
America tops world in prison population
June 1, 2003
With a record-setting 2 million people now locked up in American jails and prisons, the United States has overtaken Russia and has a higher percentage of its citizens behind bars than any other country.
Longest-reigning ruler in Africa faces challenge
Togo’s President Eyadema led first post-colonial coup
June 1, 2003
In his 36 years as Togo’s president, Gen. Gnassingbe Eyadema has survived assassination attempts, a plane crash, international isolation and uprisings. Come today’s elections, he hopes to endure the challenge of democracy.
Angel assists Athletics
Berroa’s two errors help Oakland rally past K.C.
June 1, 2003
No matter how far his hitting streak goes, Oakland’s Eric Byrnes never will forget game No. 21.
Lawrence School Board
June 1, 2003
Agenda highlights ¢ 7 p.m. Monday ¢ 110 McDonald Drive
German company known for its metalware
June 1, 2003
Few companies last more than 100 years. The Wurtemberg Electroplate Co. of Geislingen, Germany, has been making decorative metalwares since 1853.
Food packages assist pet owners on road
June 1, 2003
Reality bites when you’re traveling with a four-footed companion. That’s what Angela Giguere discovered during her semi-annual trips between her summer home in Rhode Island and her winter home in Florida.
Traveling with pets requires preparation
June 1, 2003
Summer vacation season beckons, and for some pets that means a visit to the kennel. Other pets will find themselves home alone with an occasional visit from the neighbor kid to feed them. And still others will head to a vacation spot with their owners.
Capitalizing on the natural beauty of pregnancy
June 1, 2003
Pregnancy is supposed to be a beautiful time in a woman’s life: She’s happy, she’s glowing. But sooner or later, she’ll also start to notice the stretch marks and dark spots on her skin and the roots peeking through the hair that she used to color.
Trillin’s quest for bagels, boudin and barbecue
June 1, 2003
In a nation with a 24-hour-a-day TV channel devoted to nothing but food, hundreds, if not thousands, of Web sites for foodies, and a fusion restaurant in every little town, Calvin Trillin is a breath of fresh air — someone who knows that food is all-important and yet can’t be taken too seriously.
Kiss Me Kate’ pulls old switcheroo
Musical challenges cast to constantly swap Shakespeare for 1940s Broadway
June 1, 2003
Lawrence Community Theatre’s latest production goes from pinstripes to tights, operatic arias to big band jazz at the drop of a Shakespearean floppy hat — or a vintage 1940s fedora.
Spencer Consort opens summer season June 8
June 1, 2003
The Spencer Consort will play its first summer concert at 2:30 p.m. June 8 in the Central Court at the Spencer Museum of Art.
People
June 1, 2003
¢ Carson home not hot property ¢ Jordan royal races for peace ¢ Hayes’ songs get second chance ¢ Corea comes in for honors
Carol W. Sneegas
June 1, 2003
Neighbors remember schnauzer with parade
June 1, 2003
A New Orleans-style wake Saturday evening brought a little Cajun flavor to Louisiana Street and paid homage to a beloved Old West Lawrence pooch.
KU Upward Bound receives federal grants
June 1, 2003
A Kansas University program designed to encourage poor high school students to attend college will expand with $598,804 in federal grants.
Was war rationale based on a hoax?
June 1, 2003
Did the Bush administration deliberately trick the public and America’s allies about the intelligence it had gathered on Iraq to clear the way last winter for war? And was the CIA a reluctant but complicit partner in that exercise?
Flight suit is first step to presidency
June 1, 2003
Every day, literally hundreds of ordinary Americans — people just like you, except that they are imaginary — ask me: “Dave, are you running for president again?”
Indians slowly improving behind experience, better bullpen
June 1, 2003
Eric Wedge is far from satisfied, but Cleveland’s first-year manager is having much a better time watching his young Indians these days.
Newman not upset about slow start
NASCAR driver has pole for today’s race
June 1, 2003
Ryan Newman sees no problem with being far back in the Winston Cup standings, even though much more was expected of him this season.
South Korean navy fires warning shots
June 1, 2003
South Korea’s navy fired warning shots today after three North Korean fishing boats entered the South’s territory, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
DUI law changes include possibility of impounding car
Atchison couple’s campaign results in tougher rules
June 1, 2003
Kansans who drive drunk soon will feel the consequences of an Atchison couple’s grief over their son’s death.
Business will drive health care reform
June 1, 2003
The clearest dynamic to emerge from the opening stage of the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination is the rise of health care as the defining issue in the contest.
Chamber Orchestra to have annual meeting
June 1, 2003
The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra’s annual meeting and social reception will be 2 p.m. today at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Briefcase
June 1, 2003
¢ Survey: Summer jobs help pay for necessities ¢ Technology: University researchers hope to predict crimes ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company
Business briefs
June 1, 2003
The Motley Fool
June 1, 2003
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Market cap ¢ Down in smoke ¢ Banking on a cure for SARS ¢ Investment accounts for children
Caring for a friend
June 1, 2003
Getting more people in touch with the Kansas River may be the key to its survival. It’s often said that, in the modern world, as our traditional ties to rural agriculture have been broken, too many children — and even their families — have little idea where food comes from.
Rocket tries again for 300
Yanks’ pitcher can reach milestone today in Detroit
June 1, 2003
Roger Clemens will soon join a club that may not admit any more members. Clemens will make his second attempt at career win No. 300 against the Detroit Tigers today, a milestone just 20 have reached and none have since 1990.
Complete-game pitchers a rarity
Today’s coddled hurlers can’t match endurance masters of baseball’s past seasons
June 1, 2003
Two months into the baseball season, the complete game has all but disappeared, devoured by pitch counts and relief specialists, packed away among baseball’s relics from another time.
Funny Cide ‘high on himself’ at workout
June 1, 2003
Triple Crown threat Funny Cide went for a simple gallop Saturday, and was so “high on himself” that he left exercise rider Robin Smullen with an aching back.
Altered lure can be dynamite bass bait
June 1, 2003
There’s nothing like a good frog bite to elevate a bass angler’s heart rate. Opportunistic predators that they are, largemouth bass won’t hesitate to eat a live frog as it hops across a patch of lily pads.
Mueller to visit Mideast
June 1, 2003
FBI Director Robert Mueller is traveling overseas this week on a tour that will include a stop in the Middle East.
U.S. said to prefer militant cease-fire
Palestinians say U.S. officials don’t support immediate crackdown
June 1, 2003
The United States accepts a Palestinian plan to persuade militant groups to halt anti-Israeli attacks rather than launch an immediate crackdown, the Palestinians said Saturday ahead of a three-way summit with President Bush.
Briefly
June 1, 2003
¢ Massachusetts: Death during golf ball dispute leads to charges ¢ Virginia: Court upholds firing in Confederate flag case ¢ Massachusetts: Police investigating suspicious divers
A young, old-fashioned writer
ZZ Packer relies on metaphor, imagery in short stories
June 1, 2003
It takes ZZ Packer several minutes to open her front door. She’s yelling unheeded commands and kicking at Punky, her miniature pinscher.
Shareholders need more freedom to elect directors
June 1, 2003
To the beleaguered shareholders of WorldCom Inc., it probably looks like piling on. On top of the devastating 99 percent fall in stock price since the company’s accounting scandal became public last year, the company is now the target of a $500 million fine, the largest fraud levy in U.S. history.
ID bracelets help in safe return of loved ones
June 1, 2003
Because of Alzheimer’s disease, Edward Birkner thinks his wife, Elizabeth, is his sister, or maybe the maid. Birkner struggles to finish sentences. But he still has his moments.
KU football can only get better
June 1, 2003
Kansas University basketball remains in the forefront as it has been at least since 1995, KU’s last winning football season. But with the Roy Williams-Bill Self dust settling and the recruiting class set, Jayhawk football has earned at least a little scrutiny.
SFT’s Babb takes high-jump title
June 1, 2003
Two years of second place was enough for Cameron Babb. The Santa Fe Trail High senior, runner-up in the Class 4A boys high jump in 2001 and 2002, was down to his last jump at 6-foot-8 Saturday in the state track and field meet at Cessna Stadium. After a break for the national anthem, Babb focused on the bar, while the crowd started clapping in anticipation.
Triple Crown within reach
Funny Cide tough to beat when he’s running like he did in Kentucky Derby, Preakness
June 1, 2003
A safety pin derailed Spectacular Bid. Fatigue wiped out Alysheba and Silver Charm. An early move ended Real Quiet’s try. Injury stopped Charismatic. A stumble at the start was War Emblem’s downfall.
MTV awards a virtual honor
June 1, 2003
You don’t have to exist to get an MTV Movie Award. The irreverent ceremony honored the little green Jedi, Yoda, for best fight scene from “Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones.”
Hope’s jokes strike current chord
June 1, 2003
Looking for a little levity in troubled times? War, terrorism and stock market slumps have been unlikely fodder for decades’ worth of reassuringly goofy jokes. The Library of Congress has a half-million of them, courtesy of Bob Hope.
White wheat acreage triples in state
June 1, 2003
Spurred by government incentives and proven yields, Kansas farmers will cut more hard white winter wheat this season, estimates show.
Briefly
June 1, 2003
¢ France: Concorde soars home in final commercial flight ¢ Philippines: 23 dead in new fighting ¢ Singapore: Nation called a model of SARS control
Administrative staffing defended
More done with less, superintendent says
June 1, 2003
Supt. Randy Weseman is weary of assertions the Lawrence school district is top-heavy with administrative staff, and he has produced a report to refute such claims.
Bookstore
June 1, 2003