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Proud moment?
May 11, 2003
The state budget that cleared the Kansas Legislature last week is nothing to brag about. They say the only sure way not to do something wrong is just not to do anything. That statement is perilously close to describing the Kansas legislative session that ended early Wednesday morning.
Free country?
May 11, 2003
A high note
May 11, 2003
Rule of law
May 11, 2003
Holy Harvey! K.C. rallies - Royals 8, Orioles 4
Rookie’s blast in eighth lifts Royals to win
May 11, 2003
Rookie Ken Harvey quickly is gaining a reputation as a clutch hitter. Harvey hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals top the Baltimore Orioles, 8-4, Saturday night.
Area briefs
May 11, 2003
¢ Federal aid available for tornado victims ¢ Bike safety fair draws 800 youths ¢ School to honor retirees
Lions show Pembroke no mercy
Madill’s no-hitter, Chaney’s one-hitter lead LHS to doubleheader rout
May 11, 2003
Despite the poor quality of the opponent, Lawrence High senior Aaron Madill couldn’t have had a better day.
Woodling: KU playing without full deck
May 11, 2003
Someone like bridge guru Charles Goren surely knows how unusual it is to be dealt a hand with one ace and not a single face card. No kings, no queens, no jacks … just a dozen numbered cards.
Chiefs Minicamp: Holmes emerges, promises K.C. grid success in 2003
May 11, 2003
Like the natural entertainer that he is, Priest Holmes made an entrance that was dramatic and exciting and sure to please the crowd.
Celebrating mom
May 11, 2003
Donna Coffman and her daughter, Sarah, smile as they flip through a fist-thick book in Donna’s front room. Family photographs fixed to crisp pages arouse memories from the not-so-distant past.
Toms takes control at Wachovia
Leader holds five-stroke edge after round of 66
May 11, 2003
A chip-in for eagle and a brilliant fairway bunker shot enabled David Toms to pull away from the pack Saturday in the Wachovia Championship and take a big step toward his first victory in 20 months.
Alabama continues shameful tradition
May 11, 2003
In 1963, Gov. George Wallace literally stood in the doorway to stop the first black students from enrolling at the University of Alabama.
Villanueva decision looming
Standout recruit likely will choose NBA draft
May 11, 2003
McDonald’s All-American Charlie Villanueva admits he’s “leaning toward” putting his name in the 2003 NBA draft.
Kansas Baseball: Aggies again agitate stagnant Jayhawks
May 11, 2003
Texas A&M slapped a school-record 11 doubles and pounded out 16 hits, enough to slip past the Kansas University baseball squad, 12-9, Saturday at Olsen Field.
American league Roundup: Clemens logs win No. 298
Yankees’ ace victorious in rematch with Zito
May 11, 2003
On the way to earning his 298th career victory, Roger Clemens needed a quick reminder from New York Yankees pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre.
Even through sleepy eyes, parenthood’s perks are ‘off the charts’
May 11, 2003
Since high school, I searched to discover what I wanted to be when I grew up. The answer came easy to others around me: a friend who’s an attorney, my brother the architect, my husband the reporter. For them, careers just seemed to click.
Exiled Iraqi cleric returns, calls for ‘modern Islamic state’
May 11, 2003
Buffered by waves of tearful, chanting supporters, Iraq’s top Shiite opposition leader returned to his homeland from exile on Saturday, extending an olive branch to rival clerics and demanding that Iraq be turned into a modern Islamic state.
Late Night’ breaks mold with clay animated episode
May 11, 2003
Here’s the dirt on Conan O’Brien: His show has been remodeled in clay. In the grand tradition of “Celebrity Deathmatch” and “Wallace and Gromit,” NBC’s “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” has been transformed into clay animation for an episode that will air Thursday night.
What are you reading?
May 11, 2003
Beijing’s missing SARS data raises alarm
WHO concerned that containment efforts could be hindered
May 11, 2003
Beijing has not explained how half of its SARS patients caught the virus, hindering efforts to slow the highly contagious illness in the world’s most populous nation, the World Health Organization said Saturday.
Lawrence Commuter Report
May 11, 2003
Pair of Goyas found by accident fetch $4 million
May 11, 2003
Two small paintings by the Spanish master Francisco de Goya that caught an art expert’s eye by chance have been auctioned for $2 million apiece.
Las Vegas casino magnate buys Cezanne, Renoir works
May 11, 2003
A self-portrait by Cezanne that has not been publicly displayed for more than six decades was sold at an auction to Las Vegas casino mogul Stephen A. Wynn a day after he nabbed a Renoir at another auction.
Saudi envoy deported
May 11, 2003
U.S. authorities expelled a Saudi consular official and Muslim leader who had been living in Southern California, saying he was suspected of having terrorist links.
Hospital CFO resigns after accounting error
May 11, 2003
The vice president and chief financial officer of Great Bend’s Central Kansas Medical Center has resigned in the wake of a million-dollar error.
Maxwell Refuge site of Prairie Days
May 11, 2003
Where the Buffalo Roam is the theme for this year’s Annual Prairie Days June 7-8 at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 6 miles north of Canton.
Lawrence School Board
Board may define goals for class sizes
May 11, 2003
Agenda highlights ¢ 7 p.m. Monday ¢ 110 McDonald Drive
Bennett gambled with marital contract
May 11, 2003
After all is said and done, I’m still trying to figure out how he got away with it. I don’t mean how he got away with hawking virtue and hiding vice in public. Bill Bennett isn’t the first in the crowd to pull that off.
House spoils the Senate’s pork-barrel fun
May 11, 2003
It is time to sing about some unsung heroes of the recent war in Iraq. These heroes were not, personally, in Iraq, but they were serving in a place that is just as foreign and threatening to the average American: The United States Senate.
Multiple therapies aid pets with cancer
May 11, 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.
Nations discussing U.S. plan for Iraq
May 11, 2003
Russia, saying it will push for a central U.N. role in Iraq, began consulting Saturday with other Security Council members over a proposed U.S. plan that relegates the United Nations to a largely advisory position.
Quill, Brown power Wizards past Burn
May 11, 2003
Eric Quill and Chris Brown each had a goal and an assist, leading the Kansas City Wizards to a 3-1 victory Saturday over the Dallas Burn.
Owners looking for pottery styles from ‘50s, ‘60s
May 11, 2003
There are fashions in collecting, just as there are fashions in clothing. In the 1950s, the most popular collectible ceramic was 18th-century English porcelain. Factories like Worcester, Chelsea and Bow made figurines and dinnerwares that were wanted by collectors whose homes were filled with Chippendale-style furniture.
Jeter 2-for-4 in rehab
May 11, 2003
Derek Jeter went 2-for-4 with a three-run double in the eighth inning Saturday night, leading Trenton to a 6-4 victory over New Haven in his next-to-last game on a rehab assignment.
Baseball Briefs
May 11, 2003
¢ Boy feeling better after being hit by liner ¢ Martinez on schedule for his next start
Companies developing corn-based plastics
Products made from maize more expensive, but more environmentally friendly
May 11, 2003
If America wants to reduce its consumption of oil and the buildup of slow-degrading plastic in landfills, one answer is softly swaying in the wind on farms across the country.
Mavericks work overtime to stop Kings - Dallas 141, Sacramento 137, 2OT
May 11, 2003
Walt Williams was supposed to be a Sacramento standout 11 years ago, when the Kings chose him with the seventh pick in the 1992 draft.
Lakers coach ailing
L.A.’s Jackson has angioplasty
May 11, 2003
Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson underwent an angioplasty Saturday after experiencing tightness and pain in his chest for about a week.
Eastern Conference Finals: Senators seal deal with Devils in OT
Van Allen tips game-winner into open net as New Jersey wins after losing 2-0 lead
May 11, 2003
The Senators weren’t kidding when they boasted about their depth on offense.
News shows
May 11, 2003
Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
Western Conference Finals: Ducks mighty tough
Anaheim wins Game 1 in double overtime, 1-0
May 11, 2003
Anaheim had Minnesota just where the Ducks wanted it — in overtime with their unbeatable goalie.
Luyendyk cleared to drive
Boat crashes at Indy
May 11, 2003
Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk was cleared to drive Saturday, a day after he hurt his back when he crashed into a wall during practice.
Leave it to Cheever
Driver focused on ownership role
May 11, 2003
Eddie Cheever is busier than ever, and loving every minute of it. But the owner of Red Bull Cheever Racing doesn’t have time to also drive a race car, at least not this year.
Bush should keep promise to U.S. youth
May 11, 2003
Remember six years ago, when all the living presidents and thousands of do-gooders came together in Philadelphia for a red-white-and-blue moment in which they pledged five promises to America’s youth?
On the record
May 11, 2003
Busch Series: Riggs wins race after leader runs out of gas
May 11, 2003
Scott Riggs raced to his third Busch Series victory Saturday, taking the Charter Pipeline 250 when Mike Bliss ran out of fuel on the final lap.
CART: Bourdais claims pole for third time this season
May 11, 2003
Sebastien Bourdais thought he would be able to start quickly in the CART series. But this is better than he expected.
Here’s a look at the hardest hit
May 11, 2003
Here’s the list of the 15 properties on Massachusetts Street, from Sixth Street to 11th Street, that had the largest percentage increase in value, according to the county appraiser. The list includes the name of the primary tenant of the building, the address, the 2003 value, and the percentage of increase compared to 2002.
Richmond area a treat for all
Historic hotel’s Sunday brunch a traditional favorite
May 11, 2003
Over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house won’t do for Mom or, for that matter, Grandma on Mother’s Day. A proper celebration includes going out for brunch or lunch, along with a spouse, son or daughter to pay the tab.
Richmond, Va.: What to do if you go
May 11, 2003
¢ Getting there ¢ Dining ¢ Lodging ¢ More to do ¢ Online
Travel briefs
May 11, 2003
¢ Disney announces new coaster, space ride ¢ New exhibit recalls beach segregation ¢ Cruise line interested in Mississippi Gulf Coast
FSHS tennis second at invite
May 11, 2003
Free State High’s tennis squad finished second Saturday at the 12-team Manhattan Invitational.
Douglas County Senior Services
May 11, 2003
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers several classes during the week to residents age 55 and older. Future seniors are welcome to participate if space allows. Call Senior Services at 842-0543 for more information.
Award-winning roses must perform in any climate
May 11, 2003
How does a rose become an All-America winner? The winners emerge after two years (three years for climbers) of strenuous review in 27 test gardens throughout the country that receive care normally provided by an average home gardener.
U.S. bat stamps still available
May 11, 2003
How about a flying bat for a family pet? Not so strange when you consider that the much-maligned bat is really not a menace or frightening sight at night, but, rather, a friendly help to preserving nature’s delicate balance.
Former POW performs with recording artist
Toby Keith sings patriotic tune at town’s freedom rally
May 11, 2003
As a prisoner of war, Pfc. Patrick Miller enjoyed irritating his Iraqi captors by singing the pro-American song, “Courtesy of the Red White and Blue.” “It was one of them that popped into my head,” Miller said.
EPA dedicates $23 million environmental laboratory
May 11, 2003
The Environmental Protection Agency has opened a $23 million lab here that officials are commending for its environmental standards and the science it would produce.
Jayhawks to offer football camps
May 11, 2003
College coaches like to say there is no offseason. Kansas University’s football coaches will certainly be busy in the first two weeks of June.
Three Jayhawks win at ESU qualifier
May 11, 2003
The Kansas University track and field squad had three event winners Friday at the ESU Twilight Qualifier at Emporia State.
KU softball squad has awards banquet
May 11, 2003
The Kansas University softball team honored six players at its annual awards banquet Saturday. KU posted a 26-22 record in the 2003 season and tied for eighth place in the Big 12 Conference.
Group unveils plan to reopen arts center in New Jersey
May 11, 2003
A newly formed group has developed a plan to reopen the John Harms Center for the Arts.
Iranian opposition group agrees to surrender arms
May 11, 2003
Surrounded by American tanks, an Iranian opposition group under orders to surrender agreed Saturday to turn over its weapons and submit to the demands of U.S. forces, Army officials said.
George sidelined a mere four days
Ankle injury not as serious as believed
May 11, 2003
Devean George felt horrible as he sat in the X-ray room at San Antonio’s SBC Center. The pain in his left ankle was intense, but that was only a small part of it. “I thought, ‘I’m done. This is it,’” George recalled Saturday.
Business briefs
May 11, 2003
The Motley Fool
May 11, 2003
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Evaluating companies ¢ Pfizer’s foggy financials ¢ When to sell
Arts notes
May 11, 2003
¢ Lawrence painter hangs Kentucky show ¢ Area photographer to give Fields Gallery talk ¢ Free State Symphony to recognize seniors ¢ El Dorado art shows make call for entries ¢ Agricultural Center features wood artist
Guided by their science cousins, art museums offer hands-on thrills
May 11, 2003
At a walk-in workshop next to the Corning Museum of Glass, high school teacher Denise Miller pinched and pulled a glob of molten glass with foot-long “tweezers” to create a flower-shaped vase.
Briefcase
May 11, 2003
¢ College graduates have optimistic job outlook ¢ Survey: Communication needs work, many workers say ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company
Jackson gigantic at league
FSHS soph wins twice; LHS fourth as team
May 11, 2003
Free State High sophomore Ashley Jackson had a huge day at the Sunflower League swimming and diving meet — again.
Wealth effect’ would boost economy
May 11, 2003
The Bush administration may have a better case for its tax cuts than the one it has been emphasizing in its sales pitch. But it is an argument President Bush seems gun-shy about making.
Silent sirens
May 11, 2003
Panel: Leaders key to rural growth
May 11, 2003
Heaven helps those who help themselves, the adage says. But a little help from the state can go a long way, especially in rural development, a Kansas Senate panel has concluded.
Abandoned printing factory becomes home for contemporary artworks
May 11, 2003
The old Nabisco printing factory seemed a natural home for the oddly delicate bulk of Richard Serra’s steel creation, “Torqued Ellipses.” The three sculptures, along with a fourth spiral called “2000,” fit perfectly into the factory’s former train shed.
Groups condemn sending mothers to combat zones
May 11, 2003
With one single mother from the U.S. Army killed in Iraq and another wounded and captured, some conservatives are urging the military to halt its march toward gender equality and restrict the deployment of mothers in war zones.
Outbreak was most twisters ever
May 11, 2003
The barrage of twisters that ripped across the nation’s midsection marked the most active week of tornadoes on record, meteorologists said Saturday as they sized up a wave of storms that left 44 people dead from Kansas to Georgia.
Club aims to make boating affordable
May 11, 2003
Joe Lipira has experienced what some say are the two best days in a boater’s life — the day he bought his boat and the day he sold it.
Summer’s swimsuits: wading into sea of color
May 11, 2003
The best beach days are sunny and bright, but don’t be surprised to see a rainbow from your sandy perch. Swimsuits in both primary and pastel colors are riding a new wave of popularity as the basic black suit, a long-time favorite, moves a bit into the background.
Last Civil War widow was ‘old man’s darling’
May 11, 2003
America’s last known Civil War widow never had a hoop skirt or a mansion like Tara. Alberta Martin was a sharecropper’s daughter with a young baby and no job when, in 1927, she married a man 60 years her senior. Former Confederate soldier William Jasper Martin’s $50-a-month pension as a Civil War veteran ensured there would be food on the table and — many years later — fame.
Image is everything
Roses provide beautiful color, delightful blooms for garden
May 11, 2003
When thinking of images representing love, people often rank mothers and roses high on the list. Mothers, after all, are known for the unconditional love and untiring care they give their families. And roses, well, the rose has long been the symbol of love — whether it be romantic love or a simple “thank you” kind of grateful love.
Briefly
May 11, 2003
¢ Salina: Ultra light crash kills 2 ¢ Great Bend: One dead, two injured in Friday shooting ¢ Missouri: Death penalty sought in school shooting
Briefly
May 11, 2003
¢ Texas: Mother charged with killing two sons ¢ California: Human skulls brought to school show-and-tell ¢ Florida: Budget shortfall closes state philharmonic
Former N.Y. Times writer guilty of ‘journalistic fraud’
May 11, 2003
A New York Times reporter “committed frequent acts of journalistic fraud,” including stealing material from other newspapers, inventing quotes and lying about his whereabouts, according to an investigation conducted by the paper.
Columnist tallies trends in looks, life and love
May 11, 2003
It’s gooey, glittery, cheap, bouncy and kind of obnoxious. What more could you ask of a new hot plaything?
Pet buyers need to be prepared
May 11, 2003
It’s a shame it happens, but it does. A person distraught about buying an alleged “purebred” or “healthy” puppy calls me up to tell me how they feel they’ve been taken by a seller — many times financially and emotionally.
Philippine blast kills at least 13
May 11, 2003
A bomb exploded Saturday at a crowded market in a southern Philippine city, killing at least 13 people and wounding 26. The Muslim extremist group Abu Sayyaf claimed responsibility and warned of further attacks, the mayor said.
Mideast peace mission begins
Powell pushing ‘road map’ in meeting with leaders
May 11, 2003
Secretary of State Colin Powell began a new push Saturday for Middle East peace that has been bolstered by a change in Palestinian leadership. His message to Israel and the Palestinians: “Let’s get on with it.”
Survivors describe chaos in plane as door opens over Congo
May 11, 2003
The airplane’s massive cargo-bay door opened 33,000 feet in the air, and Congo police Lt. Ilunga Mambaza latched onto a truck in the hold. Scores of others found nothing to grasp and tumbled out to their deaths.
From Opryland to off-Broadway: Jason Petty resurrects Hank Williams
May 11, 2003
It’s pure Hank Williams: that lonesome, desperate gaze, tinged with equal parts charm and chilling menace; that stoned stagger, that irresistible twinkle in the eye.
Miller services
May 11, 2003
Max D. Kennedy
May 11, 2003
Barbecue teams compete in mouth-watering event
May 11, 2003
No matter how much effort he and his Pickled Pig cooking team put into their barbecue dishes, Jerry Haggard knows that winning a cook-off contest really boils down to two factors.
British writer’s historical novels catching on in the United States
May 11, 2003
You almost expect to hear the thunder of charging cavalry or the crackle of muskets as you approach Bernard Cornwell’s house in this quiet Cape Cod town.
Three’s Company’ movie tells tales
Movie focuses on tension with Suzanne Somers
May 11, 2003
The 1977 debut season of the bawdy comedy “Three’s Company” was all hugs, kisses and cheering studio audiences.
Briefly
May 11, 2003
¢ Education: Graduation ceremonies set today for Ottawa ¢ Transportation: Ottawa airport grant to help repair taxiway ¢ Environment: Children’s garden growing in Lecompton ¢ Community: Fashion show to raise funds for senior center
People
May 11, 2003
¢ Nicholson stands up to ref ¢ Cruise says goodbye to Kiwis ¢ McMahon wins mold lawsuit ¢ Nelly begins bone marrow drive
Victims pick up, regroup
Post-tornado salvage efforts stir emotions
May 11, 2003
Two days after a tornado pillaged their homes, residents in southwest Lawrence spent Saturday packing up what remained of their belongings.
Annual powwow honors Haskell graduates
May 11, 2003
Warren Pratt on Saturday celebrated his future by honoring his past. Friday morning, Pratt graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Haskell Indian Nations University.
Still swimming at 79, mother an inspiration to her daughter
May 11, 2003
Most people look at active older folks and think, “Gee, I hope I’m that way when I’m that age.” Lawrence resident Deborah Altus looks at her 79-year-old mother and wishes she had her energy now — and she’s 36 years younger than her mother.
Math field ponders hard-to-fathom quandaries
May 11, 2003
I hit a wall halfway through calculus. Saul Stahl, a Kansas University math professor, isn’t surprised. He says, “Lots of people get lost halfway through calculus.”
Web surfer beware: Internet doll search leads to shady sites
May 11, 2003
What’s a nice girl like me doing pulling up porn on the Internet? Looking for a gift for my young granddaughter, that’s what!
Big day ahead for grads
May 11, 2003
Students in the Class of 2003 will receive diplomas in commencements this month across the area. Beginning this weekend, thousands of students will take the stage to celebrate earning high school diplomas and bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.
Cubs shelve Sosa
Toenail trouble sidelines slugger
May 11, 2003
Chicago Cubs star Sammy Sosa was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday after having the toenail removed from his big right toe.
Tackle boxes go high-tech
Sonar devices give shore fishers advantage, too
May 11, 2003
High-tech gadgets that can spot fish with sonar and give the 21st-century angler every possible advantage are moving beyond bass boats to the worm-and-bobber crowd on the banks.
Indianapolis 500: Rain washes out qualifying
May 11, 2003
Scott Dixon was primed and ready for Indianapolis 500 pole qualifying Saturday when the rain started.
Sixers rebound in Game 3 - Philadelphia 93, Detroit 83
May 11, 2003
Every time there was a missed shot, the Philadelphia 76ers showed just how desperate they were.
Celtics’ top guns firing blanks
Nets have Pierce, Walker frazzled
May 11, 2003
The New Jersey Nets have worn down Boston standouts Antoine Walker and Paul Pierce — one of them mentally, the other physically.
Sorority sisters, surrogate mothers
Baker senior’s child ‘has 50 moms,’ support of campus
May 11, 2003
It was Wednesday night at the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, and “The Bachelorette” was being ignored on the big-screen television in the corner of the living room.
Mother knows best after all
Children swallow pride, admit mom’s wisdom
May 11, 2003
Children can be brutally honest. But at least when they’re sweet, you can be fairly sure it’s genuine. The tributes below are examples of the saccharine sentiments of a few Lawrence children. The subject: mom.
Museum studies students get real-world experience
Class mounts full-fledged exhibit on tight deadline, shoestring budget
May 11, 2003
They weren’t at all sure it would work. After all, planning for most museum exhibits begins at least a year in advance, sometimes two or three. And though budgets are tight, $400 is a serious shoestring.
Lawrence native makes career in theater
Kevin Kuhlke goes from newspaper boy to playwright, actor, director and head of prestigious New York drama program
May 11, 2003
Since leaving Lawrence 30 years ago, Kevin Kuhlke has ran the gamut in the world of theater. Now chairman of the undergraduate drama department at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Kuhlke has been an actor, director, teacher and playwright.
Doris Mary Longnecker McCann
May 11, 2003
There are plenty of reasons to think before buying $1 Coke
May 11, 2003
“One dollar equals $5. It’s an easy rule of thumb.” That, anyway, was the claim made in October 1999 by an always-accurate personal finance columnist I know. OK, it was me.
Briefly
May 11, 2003
¢ Florida : State placed children with ex-con relative ¢ California: Suspect faces jail time for Sequoia forest fire ¢ New Hampshire: State stages memorial for Old Man of Mountain ¢ Maine: President of university dies at commencement ¢ Oregon : County seeks Klingon language interpreter Position available: Interpreter, must be fluent in Klingon.
Briefly
May 11, 2003
¢ Haiti: American arrested on charge of importing arms illegally ¢ Washington, D.C.: School lunches improved, but still too fatty, study says ¢ Jordan: Military court to open trial of in killing of U.S. diplomat ¢ India: Fire in garment factory kills at least 12, injuries 70
Book notes
May 11, 2003
¢ Independent vendors sponsor book crawl ¢ Book event to celebrate desegregation of military ¢ New Clancy book due out in August ¢ New push for ‘Prey’
Shooting suspect had military training
May 11, 2003
The 62-year-old man accused of a shooting spree at a prestigious Cleveland university had military training with the Indian army and a grudge against an employee, authorities said Saturday.
Arts notes
May 11, 2003
¢ Area artists paint mural on Emporia building ¢ Kansas Arts Commission extends award deadline ¢ Camerata Lawrence to play museum concert
Trains back on track
Derailment during storms stopped railway traffic
May 11, 2003
Cleanup efforts at a derailment site finished ahead of schedule, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway said Saturday that trains already were able to travel on its premier line between Chicago and Los Angeles.
National League Roundup: Piazza powers Mets past Padres
Two-run home run in 10th inning decisive in 4-2 triumph
May 11, 2003
Mike Piazza has already sat out a suspension, become embroiled in a feud, been slowed by nagging injuries and now been asked about a position switch by his last-place team.
Retailers cope with rising values
Downtown merchants plan for higher property tax bills
May 11, 2003
These days on Massachusetts Street bad news doesn’t just come to businesses in the form of customers with less money to spend. It also comes in the mail. Several dozen businesses along the downtown’s primary retail corridor recently received notices from the county appraiser’s office that their property values have increased by 40 percent or more.
Preparedness can bring peace of mind in trying situations
May 11, 2003
Q. The news makes me really nervous. We hear national terrorist alerts. Now we’re in tornado season with the possibility of disastrous wind damage. That’s on top of “ordinary” dangers, such as house fires and floods. How can I keep calm and not worry so much?
Fertilizer needs to be applied soon to lawns
May 11, 2003
Awesome is the only way to describe the power of nature. It is amazing how something so beautiful can become so destructive and deadly.
Bookstore
May 11, 2003
Olathe senior shares passion for planes
May 11, 2003
Olathean Bob Kochersperger has been building and flying model airplanes for more than 70 years. And he has a boundless passion for constructing the rubber band-powered aircraft. In seven decades Kochersperger has accumulated dozens of planes, each with memories of countless flights running through their balsa wood frames and spread over their tissue paper membranes.
Horoscopes
May 11, 2003