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Tornado kills one, wreaks havoc in Kansas City area
May 4, 2003
(Updated Sunday at 11:38 p.m.) Tornadoes touched down Sunday afternoon in northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri, causing at least one death, several injuries and widespread property damage in the Leavenworth and Kansas City areas.
Donald Lee Scrivner
May 4, 2003
Opal Godlove
May 4, 2003
Demonstrators stop traffic
May 4, 2003
Anarchists partied in the streets of Lawrence Saturday afternoon — simply because they could. “We’re reclaiming the streets,” David Moore, 18, said. “They are our streets. We’re here for a good time.”
Monologues’ a hit at Lied Center
May 4, 2003
Viva vagina! Try leaving “The Vagina Monologues” without feeling that bold sentiment. The Eve Ensler production is at the Lied Center this weekend, and the three actresses who give voice to the often-too-silent topic of female sexuality and its most obvious conduit — the vulva — deliver a stellar performance.
A literary look at coach’s parting words
May 4, 2003
A few reflections on the recent Event in Kansas, from a literary point of view… In the light of the recent Event, we find that, along the trail from his humble beginnings, good old homespun Roy Williams has developed a bit of an ego.
Fire ants offer warm welcome to Florida
May 4, 2003
Almost the first thing that happened to me when I moved to South Florida was that I got attacked by a fire ant. This was my own stupid fault: I sat on my lawn.
Novice 8 KU’s lone winner
May 4, 2003
There was no singing of “O Canada!” Saturday on the banks of the Kansas River, but the passing of the torch, or maple leaf, had taken place.
Little Tucker huge from three
May 4, 2003
One of the smallest major-college prospects at the 17-and-under Jayhawk Invitational basketball tournament came up with perhaps the biggest play of the day Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Pretty perennials
Rose gardens provide unparalleled beauty
May 4, 2003
One of the most loved flowers of all time is the rose. Whether the bloom is a delicate single or semi-double flower, rounded, rosette-shaped or high-centered, gardeners always seem to make space somewhere in their gardens for this favorite perennial.
What are you reading?
May 4, 2003
Briefly
May 4, 2003
¢ KU program honors McNair scholars ¢ Engineering students to serve on council ¢ Conference to explore issues on aging
Arts notes
May 4, 2003
¢ Movement’s healing power focus of health event ¢ Bachathon to feature area musicians, dancers
Briefly
May 4, 2003
¢ Massachusetts: Teacher gets probation for child’s assault ¢ Washington, D.C.: Poll: Bush beating Democrats 2-1
Employees awarded in overtime settlement
May 4, 2003
A judge has approved a $4.1 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by Bank of America employees who said they were encouraged to work extra hours without filing for overtime.
V’ is for vulva, not just vagina
Eve Ensler’s ‘Monologues’ plays risky language game
May 4, 2003
“That’s his penis, isn’t it, mommy?” squealed a preschool girl pointing to a naked baby boy in the YWCA locker room. The mother, more amused than embarrassed by her daughter’s unabashed curiosity, answered affirmative.
Jockey Santos fulfills goal
Did I think this day would come? Yes, I did’
May 4, 2003
Jose Santos grew up watching greatness at the Kentucky Derby and daydreaming about being part of it.
Trainers Baffert, Lukas surrender hold on Derby
May 4, 2003
The Odd Couple of the Kentucky Derby wasn’t front and center this year. Trainers Bob Baffert and D. Wayne Lukas, who won a combined six of the previous eight Derbies, finished out of the money Saturday.
Lawrence Music Club highlights local events
May 4, 2003
In celebration of National Music Week, the Lawrence Music Club is recognizing a week of musical activities today through May 11 in Lawrence.
Life of famous embedded reporter brought to stage
May 4, 2003
Martin Treat returned home from Vietnam in 1970, facing the anti-war sentiment of many Americans. Feeling rejected, he burned his uniform.
Look of Love’ reunites Bacharach with lyricist David
May 4, 2003
When composer Burt Bacharach went on the road in 1968 with the tryout of the stage musical “Promises, Promises,” he got pneumonia, barely avoided a nervous breakdown and suffered the taunts of producer David Merrick, known in theater as “the abominable showman.”
Nadeau still in ICU
Winston Cup driver in critical condition after Friday’s crash
May 4, 2003
Jerry Nadeau was in intensive care with head, lung and rib injuries from a crash in Winston Cup practice, but his vital signs were “very good,” team general manager Jay Frye said Saturday.
Exhibit features installation art
May 4, 2003
A defiant generation of artists in the ‘60s obliterated the traditional line between artist and spectator by creating installation art.
Fish tech aids law enforcement in Florida
May 4, 2003
Technology is helping anglers catch more fish. It is also helping law en-forcement officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission catch more fishermen who break the law.
Business briefs
May 4, 2003
3,000 claims estimated in drug case
May 4, 2003
Court officials estimate there will be up to 3,000 restitution claims from victims and their families in the Robert R. Courtney drug dilution case.
Art exhibit aims to display oppression of American Indians
May 4, 2003
American Indians have been kept in chains for more than a century and continue to be oppressed today, according to a new art and photo exhibition by Salina native Janine Martinez.
KU graduates win Chancellor awards
May 4, 2003
Nine students graduating from Kansas University this month will receive special honors from Chancellor Robert Hemenway.
Principled stand
May 4, 2003
Senate advances sex predator bill
May 4, 2003
A bill correcting a flaw in the state’s law on confining violent sexual predators has been approved by the Senate and sent to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who supports the measure.
Arts notes
May 4, 2003
¢ Comics, sequential art focus of K.C. exhibition ¢ Kansas City journal calls for entries ¢ Free photo contest open to Lawrence residents ¢ Kansas City theater announces new season
Redistricting flaw
May 4, 2003
American League Roundup: Chavez chills Yankees
Home run in 10th lifts Oakland, 5-3
May 4, 2003
Tim Hudson keeps getting wins for Oakland, just not for himself.
Rookie mistake: Choi earns honor for April, not Day
May 4, 2003
Zach Day isn’t the NL rookie of the month for April, after all. One day after the Montreal Expos right-hander was picked as the NL rookie for April, the honor was rescinded and given instead to Chicago Cubs first baseman Hee Seop Choi.
Nemechek wins 400
Rain shortens Richmond race by seven laps
May 4, 2003
Joe Nemechek earned his third career Winston Cup victory when the Pontiac Excitement 400 was shortened by seven laps because of rain.
Horoscopes
May 4, 2003
Briefly
May 4, 2003
¢ Yemen: Extradition sought for al-Qaida suspect ¢ Pakistan: Police arrest two carrying explosives ¢ Los Angeles: Cruise ship ‘brat’s‘ mom would refuse to post bail ¢ Egypt: Cairo building collapses ¢ San Diego: Child’s convicted killer says he was set up
Arts notes
May 4, 2003
¢ Lawrence color guard places in competition ¢ Summer Youth Theatre to hold late-May auditions ¢ Arts Commission awards community arts grants
KU bands director takes baton in stride
John Lynch puts ‘creative stamp’ on program during first year
May 4, 2003
You might say Kansas University bands director John Lynch is hardheaded. At his first away football game last fall, a member of the visiting team’s color guard accidentally whacked him on the skull with a flag pole.
Olive oil can rescue your bad hair day
May 4, 2003
There is a product out there to suit just about every imaginable beauty need. There are moisturizing bronzers with exfoliating powers and an SFP of 30 for smooth, tanned skin without one second of exposure to harmful ultraviolet sun rays.
Briefly
May 4, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: U.S. plan would divide Iraq into three zones ¢ Iraq: U.S. names Iraqi to lead Health Ministry ¢ Texas: Family buries last missing serviceman
Arts notes
May 4, 2003
¢ Neville Brothers to bring R&B sound to K.C. ¢ Jazz drummer to be host to clinic ¢ Folk dance group to perform in Topeka
Wilma McNeely
May 4, 2003
Outside hire
May 4, 2003
Patience may be virtue in Korea policy
May 4, 2003
North Korea’s recent rattling of nuclear sabers at the United States is “their way of negotiating,” says an influential South Korean analyst. “They think making belligerent threats is how diplomacy works.”
Briefcase
May 4, 2003
¢ J-W to change stocks, mutual fund listings ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company
News shows’ guest lineups announced
May 4, 2003
Guest lineup for today’s TV news shows:
War in Iraq renews Armageddon fears
May 4, 2003
The end is near. From Egypt to the United States, books about Armageddon and the return of Jesus Christ are once again big sellers.
Scientists still deny weapons’ existence
May 4, 2003
Before the war, the Bush administration pressured U.N. inspectors to question reluctant Iraqi scientists as part of the hunt for unconventional weapons.
Ellison memorial unveiled in Harlem
May 4, 2003
Nine years after the death of award-winning author Ralph Ellison, a towering bronze sculpture honoring him and his extraordinary novel, “Invisible Man,” was unveiled Thursday opposite his longtime home in West Harlem.
National League Roundup: Pujols powers Cards past Expos
St. Louis notches 3-1 victory for sixth straight triumph
May 4, 2003
The risk of playing Albert Pujols with a sprained right elbow seems worth the reward for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Cushing’s syndrome affects more than skin
May 4, 2003
Sometimes readers’ mail creates fodder for future columns. We’ve been unfortunate enough lately to receive two requests for information about two patients affected by Cushing’s syndrome, so it’s timely that a column be written about the condition.
Study shows age remains barrier for Internet use
May 4, 2003
Some people seemed positively shocked by a new study showing that roughly two in five Americans don’t use the Internet.
High-powered flying fist adds twist to ‘Rayman 3’
May 4, 2003
Ho-hum. Another platform title for the PlayStation 2. Before you doze off, however, make sure you give “Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc” from Ubi Soft a try. It’s a gorgeous addition to the decade-old Rayman line, with tight gameplay, lots of color and excitement, and a few new tricks for the limbless wonder.
Modern composer uses digital delay to produce works
May 4, 2003
Ingram Marshall’s home studio, painted blood red, is crammed with electronic equipment: a computer, eight-track recorder, several keyboards, a synthesizer, mixers and amplifiers.
Baltimore’s Ponson royal pain to Kansas City - Orioles 6, Royals 1
May 4, 2003
Sir Sidney Ponson pitched a game befitting his recent ascension into royalty. Runelvys Hernandez, meanwhile, complained that he received unfair treatment because he’s a Royal.
Briefly
May 4, 2003
¢ Nigeria: Oil rig hostages gain freedom from striking workers ¢ Washington, D.C.: Pentagon pressured to act on Guantanamo Bay detainees ¢ Spain: Pope makes plea for peace
Briefly
May 4, 2003
¢ KU architecture school acquires book collection ¢ Play explores accepting those with disabilities ¢ State announces awards for nursing homes ¢ LHS plans after-prom, late-night ‘safe’ party ¢ Baker paper wins awards ¢ Baker offers nursing camp to high schoolers ¢ Seniors to compete in sporting events
Indy 500 practice starts today
May 4, 2003
The Indianapolis 500 embraces tradition, from the nostalgic “thump-thump” as cars cross the brick-covered start-finish line to the winner’s milk-chugging in Victory Lane.
Bookstore
May 4, 2003
Parade rolls out colorful carriages
May 4, 2003
Elizabeth Lee and Anne Morley were walking along New Hampshire Street Saturday when they stopped to gape at an odd procession of colorful and bizarre vehicles, carts, scooters and bicycles. “I was just trying to understand what it was all about,” Morley, of St. Louis, said after this year’s Art Tougeau parade had passed by. “They don’t have anything like this in St. Louis.”
Police hope to map future
City Commission expected to approve planning consultant
May 4, 2003
Lawrence Police have long complained they’re understaffed and overworked. The city wants to change that. The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday is expected to approve a proposal to hire a consultant who will map out the manpower, equipment and facility needs of the Lawrence Police Department over the next 15 years.
On the record
May 4, 2003
Tax concern
May 4, 2003
The Motley Fool
May 4, 2003
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Buy or rent? ¢ Diaper rash at Kimberly-Clark
Porcelain figurines back in style
Collectors search for examples to mimic 17th-century items
May 4, 2003
White porcelain figurines have been made since the earliest days of porcelain.
Briefly
May 4, 2003
¢ Woman gets 25 years for driving into couple ¢ Traffic accident kills 2
District sees demand soar for English as 2nd language
International community outgrows space, staff in Hillcrest program
May 4, 2003
Horacio Aguilar knew five words of English when he left Jerez, Mexico, for a new life in Kansas. “I could say ‘hi’, ‘hello’ and ‘I don’t know,’” said Aguilar, a sixth-grader at Hillcrest School. His vocabulary has expanded significantly during two years in Hillcrest’s program for elementary students learning English as a second language.
Report: Civilian deaths exceed 1,100
Toll includes Baghdad only
May 4, 2003
The battle for Baghdad cost the lives of at least 1,101 Iraqi civilians, many of them women and children, according to records at the city’s 19 largest hospitals.
SARS just one in an ‘explosion’ of infectious diseases
May 4, 2003
Get used to SARS, West Nile, Hantavirus, Ebola, Nipah, Hendra, AIDS and other new nasty infectious diseases. Health experts say we’re living in a new age of infections. And we have mostly ourselves to blame.
Local briefs
May 4, 2003
¢ Judge dismisses suit against LHS principal ¢ Schools: Free State RN receives school nursing award ¢ Community: Marines honor teen’s fund-raising proficiency
Mushroom hunter nabs 7-pound fungus
May 4, 2003
Mushrooms as big as a football are the stuff of tall tales. But Vernon Richards has hard proof of the massive, 6.5-pound mushroom discovered on his farm north of Ottawa. This astonishing hunk of mushroom — 13 inches tall and 11 inches wide — resides in a turkey roaster in his home freezer.
Alfreda Iola Foster Kapfer
May 4, 2003
Naomi Martha Kingsley
May 4, 2003
Lawrence commuter report
May 4, 2003
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Student sues KU over injuries
Suit claims lack of supervision at sumo wrestling event
May 4, 2003
A Kansas University student who claims she was injured while wrestling in a giant padded sumo suit in an on-campus residence hall is suing the school for $75,000.
Annual Swap Shop revs up
Hobbyists crowd fairgrounds for auto-parts sale
May 4, 2003
The rusty, metal pipelike device was just what Herbert Timm needed. imm, 53, of Platte City, Mo., paid $2 for what he said was a Ford Model T windshield post, which he found at Saturday’s Swap Meet at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Greek heritage exhibit features Truman statue
May 4, 2003
A special exhibit on Greek heritage at a downtown museum features a statue of President Harry S. Truman.
Hays history museum acquires Kansas fossils
May 4, 2003
Fossils believed to be the most complete dinosaur ever found in Kansas have found a new home at Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History.
Work for peace
May 4, 2003
Hutchinson smoking-ban vote requires separate election
May 4, 2003
Hutchinson’s planned advisory vote on a smoking ban in restaurants may be in jeopardy because of a rule that would require the city to have a separate panel oversee the election.
Longhorns handcuff Jayhawks
Closer Street slams door on 5-1 Texas victory
May 4, 2003
That old baseball cliche got a new boost of truthfulness Saturday. “We all know,” Kansas University coach Ritch Price said, “that good pitching will top good hitting.”
Women’s basketball financial drain
Texas Tech lone school in Big 12 making money
May 4, 2003
Job One for Kansas University’s new athletic director, whenever he or she is hired, will be to enhance revenue. Dollar procurement is the name of the college AD game.
Seriously, Funny Cide up at Derby
Gelding holds off favorite Empire Maker
May 4, 2003
The winner was a gelding, the first in 74 years. The favorite finished second, and his foot was fine. Baffert and Lukas hardly mattered.
Finding flights of fancy
Visitors can let their imaginations soar at National Air and Space Museum
May 4, 2003
Kids of all ages are fascinated with flight. We marvel at men landing on the Moon and exploring space. We imagine what it would be like to fly around the world in a hot-air balloon. We are amazed that two brothers built the first airplane out of spruce and ash and covered the frame with muslin. And we are dazzled with the skill of pilots who can land a jet on an aircraft carrier.
Jayhawk track pulls double duty
May 4, 2003
The Kansas University track and field squad had athletes competing in two locales Saturday, as three runners traveled to the Cardinal Invitational in Stanford, Calif., while the rest of the squad participated at the Ward Haylett Invitational in Lincoln, Neb.
Travel briefs
May 4, 2003
¢ Cedar Point introduces fastest roller coaster ¢ Jazz Vermont is ‘camp’ for adult musicians ¢ Michelin Europe site offers driving directions
Alabama pulls plug on Price
Crimson Tide coach fired for ‘inappropriate behavior’
May 4, 2003
Mike Price was fired by Alabama without coaching a single game because of behavior including a night at a topless bar — another embarrassment for a once-proud football team.
Bad behavior often part of playbook
May 4, 2003
Iowa State basketball coach Larry Eustachy doesn’t deserve another chance, but he’ll eventually get one. And so will former Alabama football coach Mike Price. There can be compassion for them, or anger against them, but they’ll make out all right in the future.
Hayden survives Free State’s push
Firebirds’ rally falls short in 4-3 loss
May 4, 2003
Despite rallying to tie the game midway into the second half, the Free State High girls soccer team came up short in a 4-3 loss Saturday to Topeka Hayden.
Some like it hot
High-temp yoga workouts pick up steam in Lawrence
May 4, 2003
The first thing you notice is the heat. The temperature inside the 1,200-square-foot studio is 105 degrees. Entering it is like walking into your garage at the end of a hot summer day.
U.S., Russian astronauts return safely
May 4, 2003
Two American astronauts along with a Russian cosmonaut returned to Earth from the international space station early today in a cramped Russian capsule, getting home the only way they could after the Columbia space shuttle disaster.
Democratic presidential hopefuls have early debate
May 4, 2003
The nine Democrats vying for the White House clashed about the U.S.-led war against Iraq, health insurance and President Bush’s tax cut in an ultra early primary debate in which they hope to distinguish themselves from the pack.
Powell describes what Syria must do to improve relations with U.S.
May 4, 2003
Secretary of State Colin Powell on Saturday outlined for Syria’s president the policy changes the United States believes he must make to survive alongside a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq that has friends in Washington.
Dad and Mom’ newsletter written to cheer up inmates
May 4, 2003
Bill and Carol Ann Marsh sign their newsletter “Dad and Mom,” and for many of the inmates who get it each month, they might as well be real parents.
Author chronicles addiction
A Million Little Pieces’ recounts Frey’s first days in rehab center
May 4, 2003
For a man who once fell off of a fire escape and crashed to the pavement below, writer James Frey looks pretty good.
New Hampshire’s rocky icon collapses
Old Man of the Mountain succumbs to harsh weather
May 4, 2003
New Hampshire awoke Saturday to find its stern granite symbol of independence and stubbornness, the Old Man of the Mountain, had collapsed into indistinguishable rubble.
Bill would borrow for state pension plans
May 4, 2003
The Legislature was putting the final touches on a bill Saturday that would allow the state to borrow $750 million to shore up the state pension system, a proposal that one opponent called “a crapshoot.”
Group advances measure affecting KU sexuality class
May 4, 2003
A House-Senate conference committee Saturday has informally agreed to keep in a budget proviso that will require universities to provide policies on the use of sexually explicit materials in course work.
Doomsday passages stir believers
May 4, 2003
Christians who believe that events in Iraq signal the beginning of the end of the world often cite The Book of Revelation.
Bush remains confident about ‘lengthy’ search
May 4, 2003
President Bush said Saturday it was a matter of when — not if — weapons of mass destruction would be found in Iraq while suggesting that task was getting little help from Saddam Hussein’s captured confederates.
Memorial draws thousands to honor life of Mr. Rogers
May 4, 2003
About 2,000 friends, celebrities and strangers gathered Saturday to celebrate the life of Fred Rogers, the television pioneer whose “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” has been watched by generations of children.
Plants, wildlife also being hit with new germs
May 4, 2003
Humans are not the only victims of a sharp increase in infectious diseases, experts say.
Catch the heat
May 4, 2003
You don’t need to have any experience with yoga prior to trying Bikram’s yoga, according to Elizabeth Marshall, director and owner of Bikram’s Yoga College of India, 711 W. 23rd St.
China lets experts visit rival Taiwan for SARS
May 4, 2003
China also decided to let the World Health Organization visit Taiwan in its fight against severe acute respiratory syndrome, putting aside politics after reports the island’s number of SARS cases has doubled in a week.
Lynch to conduct last gig of season
May 4, 2003
John Lynch, KU director of bands, will conduct his final concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when the KU Wind Ensemble joins with the KU Choirs for a Lied Center performance.
Fields Gallery discussion to feature photographers
May 4, 2003
Area photographers Wally Emerson and Chris Kilmer will discuss their artwork in a gallery talk titled “Divergent Views” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fields Gallery, 712 Mass.
Spurs’ Duncan repeats as MVP
May 4, 2003
David Robinson wasn’t surprised Tim Duncan won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award for a second straight year. Not after the way the Spurs forward played in San Antonio’s first-round playoff series against Phoenix.
Santa Fe Opera hires its first music director
May 4, 2003
Alan Gilbert has been hired as the first music director of the Santa Fe Opera.
Musky ‘fabulous’ at Lake Vermillion
Minnesota fishery ‘probably one of top five destinations anywhere’
May 4, 2003
Let’s let the numbers speak for themselves. These are musky numbers on Lake Vermilion.
Governor’s Fishing Classic set for June 5-6 at Coffey County Lake
May 4, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will play host to the Governor’s Fishing Classic June 5-6 at Coffey County Lake near Burlington.
Himalayan art gathered for exhibition
May 4, 2003
The majesty and holiness of the Himalayas have enthralled art curator Pratapaditya Pal for nearly 50 years, and he believes religious art from those mountains can be a shelter in a war-torn world.
Fragrances based on airy florals
May 4, 2003
With spring breezes blowing in full force, one might catch a whiff of a sweet, airy smell. Sure, it could be an early blooming flower, but, more likely, the scent is coming from someone’s perfume.
Multiple therapies aid pets with cancer
May 4, 2003
How important are complementary therapies for pets with cancer? My dog, Dallas, was recently diagnosed with bone cancer. I still want to do chemotherapy but thought something to boost her immune system would be helpful.
Lighthouse stamps to be issued
May 4, 2003
Lighthouses in America are still serving their original purpose — navigational aids for ships at sea, especially during storms. Furthermore, they typify the beauty and colorful history of the nation’s lighthouses popularized in books, movies and television.
Reporters name sources in Smart case leaks
May 4, 2003
Two reporters fired for working with the National Enquirer on an Elizabeth Smart story revealed their law enforcement sources to avoid legal action against them by the Smart family.
Colorado nature writer finds roots in Kansas prairie
Mary Taylor Young chronicles journey home in ‘Land of Grass and Sky’
May 4, 2003
Mary Taylor Young likes to say she’s from where the prairie ends and where it begins. The naturalist and writer dwells in Castle Rock, Colo., a Denver suburb in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where the shortgrass is the last prairie stand before the craggy mountains jut skyward.
Horse racing in Kansas is off track
State’s thoroughbred industry declining
May 4, 2003
The dream is still alive, for now. Rural Lawrence resident Sonny Foley has it every time one of his thoroughbred broodmares delivers a colt. Every time a colt is born, Foley wonders if this is The One. The one that will run for the roses and bring home the ultimate glory to a horse owner, a Kentucky Derby victory.
Lavishly paid CEOs don’t deserve their perks
May 4, 2003
The war in Iraq is over, but the stock market hasn’t enjoyed the big rebound many experts had predicted. The sluggish economy is an obvious factor. But is there something else?
Analysts question Kmart survival
Retailer will need year to adjust, experts say
May 4, 2003
As Kmart Corp. emerges from bankruptcy court protection, its future rests on whether the discount retailer can persuade customers to shop at its stores instead of Wal-Mart and Target.
Finally, Firebirds rally past LHS
May 4, 2003
This was worth the wait. After 25 days and two rainouts, Free State High’s baseball team snagged a memorable 8-7, nine-inning victory from intracity rival Lawrence High Saturday in front of more than 500 fans at FSHS Field.
Proper clothing helps defend attack of ticks
May 4, 2003
Mushroom hunting season has come and gone. But mushrooms were not all “shroom” hunters found in the woods. Ticks are back and it seemed that they were abundant this year.
FSHS fourth, LHS fifth at Seaman Invite
May 4, 2003
Free State High senior Adrian Ludwig won two individual titles at the Seaman Invitational Friday, posting the state’s fastest time in the 1,600-meter run at 4:21.15.
People
May 4, 2003
¢ Love: Need bassist, ‘no boys’ ¢ Poll: Shatner Beatles cover worst ¢ Ben and Jen buy island getaways ¢ Bull Durham’ stars still plan visit to Baseball Hall of Fame
Style briefs
May 4, 2003
¢ Clothes can be sacred to mother, daughter ¢ Shoes need to be tested before purchasing ¢ Dermatologist says care necessary below knee
Mavs near collapse
Blazers rally from 0-3 to force Game 7
May 4, 2003
The Dallas Mavericks started the season with 14 straight victories, one shy of the league record. They finished the regular season with 60 wins, a franchise best.
Pistons silencing Magic
One more victory would cap comeback from 3-1 deficit
May 4, 2003
Two No. 1s will play key roles in determining whether the Detroit Pistons or Orlando Magic reach the second round of the NBA playoffs.
Coming-of-age story has dash of intrigue
May 4, 2003
Awe, excitement, love and heartbreak are universal themes in any coming-of-age story. The transition from adolescence into adulthood can be unpredictable and its natural dramas have made for many good books.
Derailed debate
May 4, 2003
The floor of the Kansas Senate isn’t the appropriate venue to debate the content of a single Kansas University course.
Racial lines are blurring in America
May 4, 2003
The obsessing of many Americans about race is not only undiminished by decades of improvements in race relations, it seems inversely related to improvements. The better things become, the more vehemently some persons, white and black, insist that progress is, if not chimerical, certainly minimal and fragile.
Rattlesnake discovered for first time in county
Live massasaugas never found here before
May 4, 2003
A new breed of venomous snake has struck in Douglas County. A team of herpetologists led by Joe Collins, a former Kansas University professor, found two massasaugas — a kind of small rattlesnake — Saturday morning in far southwest Douglas County, the first confirmed sighting of live massasaugas in the county.