Advertisement

Archive for Sunday, June 29, 2003

All stories

How much?
A lot of Kansans are shaking their heads over a pair of announcements from this week’s Kansas Board of Regents meeting.
June 29, 2003
It just doesn’t look good. Even if it’s the right course of action, the Kansas Board of Regents announcing a 24 percent salary increase for the Kansas University chancellor on the same day it approves a 20 percent increase in in-state KU tuition just isn’t going to set well with many Kansans — especially those paying the tuition.
Scalia hardly a model for appointees
June 29, 2003
During the last campaign, whenever President Bush was asked what he would seek in a Supreme Court appointee, the first name he brought up as his ideal was Justice Antonin Scalia. Last week’s historic rulings in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases show why he needs to find another model.
Flag message
June 29, 2003
Old Home Town
June 29, 2003
History as a series of scenes
MyStory workshops use art, writing to capture participants’ pasts
June 29, 2003
Barbara Curry had a story to tell. She was the main character — just out of college, homesick and stranded in Arizona, teaching Japanese-American youngsters interred in camps after the war.
Owyhee country full of natural beauty
Outdoor enthusiasts find plenty to like in undeveloped wildlands of Idaho
June 29, 2003
For nearly two centuries, a vast expanse in the corner of present-day southwestern Idaho and portions of neighboring states was considered a sagebrush wasteland of little interest.
New exhibit highlights American Indians as they lived under French and Spanish rule
Tribal decimation to blame for void in Southeastern native art, expert says
June 29, 2003
Almost nothing survived from the American Indian civilizations on the rim of the Gulf of Mexico and in the woods of the Mississippi Valley after Hernando De Soto arrived in 1539.
Architect’s magical mystery museum plans expansion
June 29, 2003
Sir John Soane loved the “poetry of architecture” and turned his house into his epitaph. More than a century and a half after his death, almost 100,000 people a year visit Soane’s eccentric, art-filled, lovingly preserved home on a leafy London square.
Monica surmounts personal tragedies with new album
June 29, 2003
Delays and false starts surrounding the release of Monica’s third album, “After the Storm,” are just a minor bump in the road compared with the personal upheaval she’s gone through.
Mildew begins to surface on plants
June 29, 2003
The longest day of the year has come and gone. As gardeners try to capitalize on every hour of sunlight, they are starting to find a powdery white growth taking over many of their plants. The warm weather mixed with ample rain has set the stage for a family of fungi known as powdery mildew. If you are in the garden this week and notice green leaves turning white, here is what you need to do to help these plants turn healthy again.
Lyme disease more common in dogs than human beings
June 29, 2003
They’re lurking in your back yard right now. And they’re hungry. Get ready. It’s time for Lyme (disease, that is). But don’t forget the safety of your canine companions when checking yourself for ticks. They’re at risk as well.
Dietary changes, supplements may stave off kidney failure in pets
June 29, 2003
We just lost Dexter, our 18-year-old cat, to chronic renal failure. While there isn’t a cure for this crippling disease, could you shed some light on it so other pet owners could see early, treatable symptoms for their pet before it gets too far advanced to do anything?
Old dolls come with own special vocabulary
June 29, 2003
There is a special vocabulary used to describe old dolls.
Style briefs
June 29, 2003
Critics’ book singles out top fashion trendsetters Upscale looks available on any size budget Don’t overlook the lips when basking in the sun
Investigation incomplete, former student claims
June 29, 2003
I am writing to share my disappointment with KU’s “investigation” of Professor Dennis Dailey’s teaching methods in classes relating to sexuality. I was Sen. Susan Wagle’s intern during the legislative session and was also enrolled in Human Sexuality in Everyday Life.
Provost responds: Dailey charges baseless
June 29, 2003
My monthlong investigation of Sen. Susan Wagle’s complaint against KU Prof. Dennis Dailey was thorough and objective. I reviewed class documents, Dailey’s qualifications to teach the course, his response to the allegations, testimonials from students who had taken the class and Dailey’s teaching evaluations for the past five years. I interviewed Jessica Zahn and reviewed the McGraw-Hill textbook and audiovisual materials used in the course.
Cars worthy of road but not of song
June 29, 2003
So the other day I was waiting at a stoplight in my car, which is nice, but, like most cars today, boring. For example, when you turn the key, it starts. Every time! It has one of those modern, quiet, dependable engines. At least I ASSUME it has an engine: I’ve never had a reason to look under the hood. For all I know, there’s a small alien spacecraft in there, or Vice President Cheney.
Being a Democrat these days is no party
June 29, 2003
These are Howard Dean’s “salad days,” whether by the dictionary definition of them as “the best time of youth” or the reference by William Shakespeare’s Cleopatra to “when I was green in judgment.”
Stamps promote neutering, spaying pets
June 29, 2003
The U.S. Postal Service last year issued a pair of 37-cent stamps that emphasized the importance of neutering or spaying family dogs and cats.
Clinton Lake sails in business
Higher entrance fee creates concerns
June 29, 2003
Drown your sorrows at the lake. That’s been the philosophy that Clinton Lake Marina owner Megan Hiebert believes has allowed her business to weather a nearly three-year downturn in the national economy.
Trio looks for ways to increase visitors to lake
June 29, 2003
Visitors to Clinton Lake will be seeing more concerts, fishing tournaments and other special events in the future if private and public interests at the lake have their way.
Couples need to discuss finances before tying knot
June 29, 2003
In one of my favorite “Seinfeld” episodes, George tried to weasel out of his wedding to Susan by following Kramer’s advice to demand a prenuptial agreement. Susan would be so offended, she’d dump George on the spot, Kramer promised.
Snickers maker puts energy behind new bars
Masterfoods USA aims product at health conscious
June 29, 2003
The makers of Snickers think it’s time to melt the energy bar and candy bar concepts together.
Faces and places
June 29, 2003
Bret Willett and Trey Wiley have joined GPW & Associates, a Lawrence engineering consulting firm. Willett is a registered certified data designer and project manager. He recently passed his professional engineer’s license in the state of Arizona. He will be working on the Bank of America Prototype Rollouts in the Southeast region. He has 10 years of experience in commercial and corporate facilities design.
The Motley Fool
June 29, 2003
I was founded in Ontario, Canada, as a trucking service company in 1924. Today I’m a holding company for North America’s largest providers of school and inter-city bus transport, municipal transit, ambulance transportation and hospital emergency department management services. I’m in the tour bus business, too. I employ nearly 100,000 people and take in more than $4 billion per year. In the ‘90s I shed my solid waste and hazardous waste management divisions and bought Greyhound Lines. I filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2001 and aim to emerge from it this year. Who am I?
Survey: Older home buyers seek security, comfort
Builders report requests for maintenance-free lifestyle
June 29, 2003
Empty nesters and senior home buyers want to live near family and friends. They want maintenance-free homes. And they want houses and communities that promote a sense of safety and security.
Florida judge fights to preserve Everglades
June 29, 2003
The legacy of William Hoeveler may be 15 years spent policing a complex lawsuit mired in biology and hydrology that is intended to restore the Everglades to its bygone days as a free-flowing, slow-growth marsh.
Workshops to teach history preservation
June 29, 2003
MyStory, a series of workshops to teach people how to tell their stories and record their experiences, will begin July 8.
Calendar
June 29, 2003
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities to residents age 55 and older. Call Senior Services at 842-0543 for more information.
Missouri to instate first black chief justice
June 29, 2003
The Missouri judge who testified against U.S. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft during his Senate confirmation hearings is now poised to become the first black chief justice of the state Supreme Court.
What are you reading?
June 29, 2003
Lawrence Datebook
June 29, 2003
Postal workers treated after powder found in mail
June 29, 2003
Six U.S. Postal Service workers were treated and released from a hospital Saturday after an unidentified powdery substance was found at a mail sorting center, authorities said.
Requirement changes set for driver’s licenses
June 29, 2003
Beginning Tuesday, applicants for a driver’s license or state identification card must provide a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.
Security adviser meets Mideast leaders
June 29, 2003
Seeking to advance a U.S.-backed peace plan, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice held talks with the Palestinian prime minister on Saturday, a day ahead of an expected truce announcement by Palestinian militants.
U.N. peace force discussed for Liberia
Annan seeks to avoid ‘humanitarian tragedy’
June 29, 2003
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Saturday called for urgent deployment of an international force for Liberia, warning of a “humanitarian tragedy” in a war-ruined capital where fighting this week killed hundreds of trapped civilians.
Studies to probe death penalty
June 29, 2003
Lawmakers have authorized three committee studies of the death penalty in Kansas to look at the cost and fairness of the state’s capital punishment laws.
Schools turn to cash to motivate students
June 29, 2003
Students across the country are getting more than a pat on the back for scoring well on tests or attending school this summer. They’re earning gift certificates, pizza parties and even prepaid credit cards.
Pope reaffirms celibacy of priests
June 29, 2003
The Vatican reaffirmed celibacy for priests Saturday, rejecting arguments that the Roman Catholic Church could resolve the “crisis” of decreasing numbers of clergy by opening the priesthood to married men.
School board to install new president
June 29, 2003
The board will return Austin Turney to the presidency.
Donald Hamilton Decker
June 29, 2003
Memorial services for Donald Hamilton Decker, 75, Bella Vista, Ark., will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church, Bella Vista.
Lawrence commuter report
June 29, 2003
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Forced to wed, Gypsy teen buries dreams
June 29, 2003
Engines grumbling in the Balkan twilight, giant semis roll past the truck stop and its overflow of wedding guests.
Sunday news shows announce guest lineups
June 29, 2003
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
Gay rodeo a big hit in Nebraska
June 29, 2003
Dixie Chicks tunes played over a loudspeaker and calves escaped lassos in the arena before a nearly full grandstand at the seventh annual Heartland Rodeo here Saturday.
Sunflower has bloomed in state’s heart for 100 years
Domesticated Helianthus often mistaken for official flower
June 29, 2003
They dot the prairies, gold and brown, surviving Plains winters to bloom in the summer. They’ve been so long associated with Kansas that it was known as “the Sunflower State,” long before legislators decided the state needed Helianthus as an official state flower.
Commanding general of Fort Leavenworth retires
Commander of Army forces in Iraq to take reins
June 29, 2003
Friends remember Atlanta’s first black mayor
June 29, 2003
Congressmen, a former U.N. ambassador and a former president joined more than 5,000 mourners Saturday in remembering Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first black mayor and a political mastermind.
City Band concert to ‘celebrate America’
June 29, 2003
Patriotism will be the theme of the Lawrence City Band’s fifth concert of the summer at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the South Park Band Stand.
Democrats court Hispanic voters
June 29, 2003
Six rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, courting the large and growing Hispanic community Saturday, promised to overhaul the nation’s immigration policy and enlarge economic opportunities for newcomers.
Donors given influence on recall of governor
June 29, 2003
With Democratic Gov. Gray Davis and his allies raising money to fight a Republican-led campaign to recall him, wealthy donors are getting an unexpected chance at influence during an important time in California’s budget and legislative calendar.
Baylor players questioned
Police believe Bears’ Dennehy may have been killed
June 29, 2003
Police have been questioning Baylor University basketball players in the disappearance of a teammate, who authorities fear may be a victim of homicide.
Arts notes
June 29, 2003
¢ Dance troupe announces free summer concerts ¢ Spencer Museum shows Asian nature paintings ¢ Langston Hughes Review features Lawrence writer
Bulls’ Williams inspired by draft pick
Incapacitated guard remembers rivalry between Duke and former Kansas University guard Hinrich
June 29, 2003
Jay Williams watched the Bulls draft another point guard Thursday from his room at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, and the message from the Williams camp was relayed Friday by his mother, Althea.
Sauter claims Busch race pole position
Rain halts qualifying; driver awarded top spot for second time in three races
June 29, 2003
So much has transpired in the last three years of Johnny Sauter’s life that he can barely remember the first pole position he won at the Milwaukee Mile.
Bernstein No. 1 at Craftsman
June 29, 2003
For the first time since coming out of retirement, Kenny Bernstein drove his way to the top qualifying position in the NHRA.
Gaughan perseveres to win truck race
June 29, 2003
Brendan Gaughan overcame a mistake on the next-to-last lap and became the ninth different winner in nine NASCAR truck series races at The Milwaukee Mile.
Agassi playing with youthful exuberance
June 29, 2003
It was enough to draw double-takes. Was that really Andre Agassi charging the net the way a classic grass-courter would? Serve-and-volleying as if he’d done it all his life? And winning the points?
Russian 16-year-old screams into fourth round
June 29, 2003
Born in Siberia and raised in Florida, Maria Sharapova is blossoming at Wimbledon.
Lietzke cards career round, leads by four at Senior Open
June 29, 2003
Bruce Lietzke has spent a lifetime traveling to golf courses, cashing checks and winning tournaments.
Onstad lifts Earthquakes to tie with K.C. Wizards
June 29, 2003
Earthquakes goalkeeper Pat Onstad stopped Igor Simutenkov of the Kansas City Wizards from close range in the final minutes of regulation Saturtday night, and a scoreless tie enabled San Jose to retain the MLS Western Conference lead.
Renegades win pair
June 29, 2003
Lawrence’s Renegades won two games Saturday to win their pool in the Keystone Blowout youth baseball tournament.
U.S. passes grim milestone: 201st soldier dead in Iraq
Losses continue to mount for occupying force
June 29, 2003
After days of intense searching by ground and air, U.S. forces on Saturday found the bodies of two soldiers missing north of Baghdad, as the toll of American dead since the start of war topped 200.
Rockies take advantage of Pirates’ errors
June 29, 2003
The Colorado Rockies twice turned infield errors by Pittsburgh into multirun innings to back Denny Neagle’s effective pitching and hold off the Pirates, 5-4, Saturday night.
Pending negotiations show difficult times still ahead for prescription drug plan
June 29, 2003
The House-Senate negotiation to reconcile two different Medicare prescription drug plans is expected to turn into a political battle over how much senior citizens will have to pay out of pocket and how much to privatize the program.
Outlaws drop two
June 29, 2003
The Lawrence Outlaws didn’t allow an earned run in two games but lost both Saturday in the American Legion Pittsburg Wooden Bat Tournament.
Lecompton celebrates its territorial past
June 29, 2003
It began with the roar of cannon fire, and it ended the same way it did 147 years ago — with the surrender of Col. Henry Titus and his band of pro-slavery fighters. This time, no one got shot and the muskets fired only blanks Saturday afternoon in a field near downtown Lecompton. And several hundred people who were among those attending this year’s Territorial Days celebration were watching.
Family celebrates dad’s war rescue
Veteran survived downed plane in Vietnam
June 29, 2003
With red-white-and-blue decor and model airplanes as party props, Chuck Mosley’s friends and family on Saturday celebrated the 35th anniversary of his rescue from North Vietnam.
Upward Bound students aspire to get to college
Haskell program inspires American Indian teenagers
June 29, 2003
Misty Doxtator wants to be a doctor someday. But the 14-year-old knows it won’t be easy. She’ll have to study hard and earn scholarships to go to college.
Ellen DeGeneres: I’m not just a ‘gay’ comedian
June 29, 2003
She was once simply Ellen DeGeneres, comedian. And that’s what she would like to be again.
Korean families tearfully reunited
June 29, 2003
With teary eyes, 102-year-old Yeo Soon-duk quietly rubbed her wrinkled face against her North Korean daughter’s face Saturday, the second day of their three-day reunion after more than 50 years apart.
Rookie McKiver leads Sting past Sun
June 29, 2003
Rookie Teana McKiver is proving to be a valuable free-agent pickup for the Charlotte Sting.
Living trusts, wills need to be tailored to individual
June 29, 2003
I already have a will, but I keep hearing about living trusts for estate planning. I understand that a living trust avoids probate so that my heirs get all my property immediately after my death. Is that worth the additional cost?
Gay Pride events become family affairs
June 29, 2003
For 10 years, Bryan Nadeu strutted in the Gay Pride parade as part of a marching band, hammering out a beat on a drum while wearing a rainbow-plumed hat. But that was B.F. — Before Fatherhood.
Wildlife officials tout fishing to youngsters
Sport losing ground to video games, TV
June 29, 2003
Susan Soto squinted in the morning sun as she untangled nylon fishing lines and baited hooks during a fishing trip with four of her sons to a southwestern Georgia catfish pond.
Schmidt, Murray have power outage
Dempsey wins home run contest
June 29, 2003
The object of the competition was to hit home runs for charity. For Eddie Murray and Mike Schmidt, the home run derby was really about avoiding embarrassment and injury.
Raikkonen fastest at European GP
June 29, 2003
Kimi Raikkonen gained the first pole position of his career during qualifying Saturday for the European Grand Prix.
Yankees mop up Mets
N.Y.’s American League team wins at two stadiums
June 29, 2003
Alfonso Soriano and Derek Jeter led off with consecutive homers and the New York Yankees held off the Mets, 9-8, Saturday night for a sweep of their two-ballpark, day-night doubleheader.
Briefly
June 29, 2003
¢ Explosion wounds 16 ¢ American rapper DMX arrested for profanity ¢ Protesters attack U.S. charity, churches
Briefly
June 29, 2003
¢ California fined millions for food stamp errors ¢ Sniper case prosecutors will consider judge trial ¢ Panel named to probe of flying wing crash
Briefly
June 29, 2003
¢ Glenwood Caverns park opens in Colorado ¢ Milwaukee art museum adds industrial exhibit ¢ Kick up your heels at Anguilla resort
Briefly
June 29, 2003
¢ Firefighters still on duty fighting S.W. wildfires ¢ Marines return home ¢ Government blamed for lost, stolen luggage ¢ Goodyear, steelworkers break off negotiations
Arts notes
June 29, 2003
¢ Heartland Theatre to stage ‘Radio Gals’ ¢ Theatre Atchison to have auditions
Iraqi symphony makes return
June 29, 2003
Iraq’s National Symphony Orchestra staged its first concert since the ouster of Saddam Hussein, performing a patriotic song that predates the former dictator and brought tears to the eyes of the audience.
Supreme Court takes step back from conservative trend
June 29, 2003
In blockbuster rulings on affirmative action and gay rights and in less heralded decisions this term, a Supreme Court dominated by conservative jurists looked less conservative than it has in years.
Skateboarders roll back to streets
Despite having park of their own, skaters still find downtown, Wescoe Beach alluring
June 29, 2003
They’re still out there, “grinding” away. Five years after the city built a skateboard park to give skaters a place to practice their craft legally, the sport is alive and well in places that aren’t sanctioned for skating: downtown, on the Kansas University campus, even in the parking lot of the new Home Depot, where a group of skaters congregated one night last week at the store’s closing time.
Board weighs revised bond issue
June 29, 2003
Once brave, now shy. Voters’ rejection in April of a $59 million bond package for Lawrence school construction and renovation has the school board feeling apprehensive about the pending birth of “Bond Issue Jr.”
Tensie Awards recognize student filmmakers at Kansas University
June 29, 2003
Twenty-one Kansas University student filmmakers received prizes in the first annual Tensie Awards. The Tensies, KU’s version of the Oscars, are named after Lawrence philanthropist Tensie Oldfather. They honor outstanding student filmmaking during the past academic year.
Even posthumously, competition ensues
Books, scholars keep Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards in public eye
June 29, 2003
One was a preacher, the other everything but. One believed we were sinners suspended over a cauldron of fire, the other championed “the virtuous heretic.” One spent his latter years as a missionary among Indians, the other flirted with the ladies of Paris.
Author reflects upon life as son of the Rosenbergs
June 29, 2003
When Robert Rosenberg was 7, changing his last name to Meeropol seemed unfair. He didn’t want to lose his alliteration, and he certainly didn’t want his older brother Michael to gain it.
Horoscopes
June 29, 2003
For Sunday, June 29, 2003.
Affirmative action a means, not an end
June 29, 2003
Race matters. Boil it down, and that’s what Monday’s milestone Supreme Court rulings in the University of Michigan case reduce to, an acknowledgement of the obvious.
Dejected youths struggle for hope after race riots
June 29, 2003
They gather in front yards, ride bicycles and walk the streets of this southwest Michigan town where young people have plenty of one thing: time on their hands.
Musician Wayne Shorter dominates Jazz Journalists’ Association awards
June 29, 2003
Saxophonist-composer Wayne Shorter dominated the seventh annual Jazz Journalists Assn. awards this week, winning four prizes, including Musician of the Year and Album of the Year.
Times Square TKTS booth celebrates 30 years
June 29, 2003
It’s only a trailer sitting in the middle of Times Square, but the TKTS booth offering same-day discount theater tickets has sold tens of millions of them since it opened 30 years ago.
A heart-pounding workout
High-energy boxing adds punch to routine fitness regimen
June 29, 2003
Anthony Travis spent a year building his muscles to get fit. Or so he thought. An aerobics teacher challenged him to attend one of her classes, something he dismissed as “easy” and for women.
Be proud, puff up your pecks
Chest exercises difficult for women, but beneficial
June 29, 2003
Use it or lose it! Without exercise, your body naturally will lose muscle with each passing decade.
Spanish architects complete design for Dutch Rijksmuseum renovation
June 29, 2003
When Spanish architect Antonio Cruz was looking for artistic inspiration for his latest project, he went to a logical place — the museum.
We got the beat
Youngsters catch rhythms of West African drum, dance
June 29, 2003
When seated, 5-year-old Allison Swisher’s feet don’t even touch the floor. But she’s competently rapping out her part of a complex West African rhythm on a djembe that’s nearly three-quarters her height.
On the record
June 29, 2003
Barn book opens door on Kansas treasures
June 29, 2003
Robert Marsh and his wife, Marion, put enough miles on their car last year to drive nearly to Baghdad and back. But the Ottawa couple never left Kansas.
Nebraskans coping with tornado ruins
June 29, 2003
It took nearly a week but reality is hitting home in this Thayer County town ravaged by at least four tornadoes Sunday night.
Lance’s chances good
Longtime coach says rider primed for date with history
June 29, 2003
The No. 1 question on the minds of many cycling fans is: Is Lance Armstrong ready to win a fifth consecutive Tour de France?
No place like home for Garland museum
June 29, 2003
Judy Garland is more to Robert Baneky than simply a favorite actress. Baneky has copies of nearly all her albums, movies and TV shows, and scours stores to pick up the few he doesn’t have.
Marlins burned by Boston’s blowout
First two Florida pitchers faced 11 batters — and retired none
June 29, 2003
Florida third baseman Mike Lowell watched one Boston runner after another race by him in one of baseball’s greatest offensive performances.
Briefly
June 29, 2003
¢ Vice president to stand in for Bush at Thurmond funeral ¢ Prisoners end protest atop main prison ¢ Patrolling U.S. troops in firefight with insurgents ¢ Asia Pacific ministers pledge openness about diseases
Flowery, 1960s Florida fashion line revived by Pennsylvania company
June 29, 2003
When Jim Bradbeer and Scott Beaumont acquired the Lilly Pulitzer trademark in 1993, they got more than outrageously pink and green dresses. They also got the brand’s passionate fans, who for a decade could only find vintage prints online or in thrift stores.
Miller thrilled to stay put
Kansas basketball aide tickled to join Self’s staff
June 29, 2003
After working day and night the past couple of weeks at Kansas University men’s basketball camp, Ben Miller took advantage of a break in the schedule Saturday at Alvamar. “I’m just having some fun with the family, sitting and splashing in the baby pool,” said Miller, a picture of contentment with wife, Heather; 11-month-old son, Charlie; and 3-year-old daughter, Betsie.
Kansas basketball ‘business’ generates ill will
June 29, 2003
Remember that scene in “The Godfather” where Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) explained to other mobsters the family policy of penalizing clients who hadn’t measured up to certain standards of fealty? The aging don chucked his chin and rasped: “Nothing personal … strictly business.”
A chronicle of presidential feats and failures
Creators of Bill Clinton’s Little Rock museum claim exhibits will measure both
June 29, 2003
The world’s largest museum design firm promises its work on the Clinton Presidential Library will strike a balance between entertainment and education, between the former president’s feats and failures.
People
June 29, 2003
¢ Buttafuoco becoming godfather ¢ Gilda gets gold star ¢ Political ties trump family ¢ Gibson hopes film inspires
Broadway names theater after beloved caricaturist
June 29, 2003
Broadway remembered Al Hirschfeld on Monday as the man who made the stage and its performers come alive in graceful pen-and-ink drawings — and then it named a theater after him.
Happy anniversary: Countryside Garden Club celebrates 50 years
June 29, 2003
Fifty years ago, a group of women with an interest in gardening and an appreciation of nature formed the Countryside Garden Club. Inspired by the vision of its leaders, Muffie Brune and Mary Hanna, the group has been meeting monthly ever since and recently celebrated 50 years of gardening and friendships with a luncheon at the Smith Center at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Briefcase
June 29, 2003
¢ ATM celebrates 30 years ¢ Motley Fool ¢ Singapore launches driverless train system
Clarification
June 29, 2003
The “Meet the Breeds” dog show at Puppy Love dog training, 698 E. 1250 Road, has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26. The show times listed in Saturday’s Weekender calendar are no longer correct.
Basketball nobody, American hero
USBL immigrant player subdued shoe bomber
June 29, 2003
Kwame James is big. Basketball big. Big enough to turn heads when he walks down the street. He is a member of a community of players operating outside the scope of the NBA, traveling the world in search of games.
Dad mixes fishing, fatherhood
June 29, 2003
When Paul Johnson gets ready to go fishing, he makes sure he has all the gear he needs.
Local briefs
June 29, 2003
¢ Buffalo herd growing ¢ Senator to visit Iraq ¢ School supplies program to accept applications ¢ Blood center plans drive
LeBron’s suit earned as much attention as his shot
June 29, 2003
Back when LeBron James chose to make fashion statements with throwback jerseys rather than $1,500 suits, sports writers didn’t need a garment translator.
For Clyde, ride was too short
Former pitching phenom paid price for being rushed to major leagues
June 29, 2003
David Clyde always wanted to leave a lasting impression on baseball. With a blazing fastball and nasty curve, the high school phenom was the No. 1 overall pick by the Texas Rangers in June 1973.
Armstrong closing in on history
Texan aiming for record-tying fifth straight victory in grueling Tour de France
June 29, 2003
Lance Armstrong is already one of the greats of the Tour de France, a member of a select group to have won cycling’s premier race four times.
Bookstore
June 29, 2003
Cards beat up on Royals
K.C.’s winning streak ends at five; Cardinals lose Calero
June 29, 2003
Jim Edmonds kept hitting the ball over the fence, and Bo Hart kept hitting it through the gaps.
Dixon dominates SunTrust Indy Challenge
For first time in history of IRL, driver leads start to finish; threat of rain washes out final 50 laps
June 29, 2003
Scott Dixon thought Richmond International Raceway looked like a go-kart track when he got his first look at it.