Archive for Sunday, May 18, 2003

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Text of Chancellor Hemenway’s commencement address
May 18, 2003
(Web Posted Sunday at 3:14 p.m.) The following is the prepared text of Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s address at Kansas University’s 2003 commencement ceremony.
Whitney Museum of American Art buys print suite by KU professor
May 18, 2003
The Whitney Museum of American Art has purchased a 12-print suite of lithographs, “Yellow no Same,” by Roger Shimomura, distinguished professor of performance and painting at Kansas University.
People
May 18, 2003
¢ Racial comments get Nugent removed from future gig ¢ Martin offers efforts of ‘Silencio’ ¢ White shows his staying power ¢ ‘Satanic Verses’ author ready to change the subject
Briefly
May 18, 2003
¢ Health programs receive $3 million in grants
Funny Cide gets serious
Gelding picks up second jewel in Triple Crown
May 18, 2003
They might have to make a movie about this horse, too. Especially if Funny Cide wins the Belmont Stakes the way he won the Preakness Saturday, running away from the field on the turn for home and finishing with a near-record 93¼4-length victory.
Serena stumbles in Italian Open
Mauresmo stops Williams in semis; Clijsters also advances
May 18, 2003
Serena Williams lost for the second time in just over a month, the closest she’s come to a “Serena Slump” in an otherwise dominant season.
KU’s Chesang wins 10,000 at Outdoor
May 18, 2003
Kansas University freshman Benson Chesang won the men’s 10,000-meter run with a time of 31:05.09 during Saturday’s first day of the Big 12 Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Stamp celebrates Purple Heart
May 18, 2003
Gen. George Washington started a magnificent tradition with the creation of the Purple Heart decoration as a way to honor the brave soldiers under his command.
KU men’s golf 19th at regional
May 18, 2003
Kansas University’s men’s golf team finished 19th out of 27 teams after Saturday’s final round of the NCAA Central Regional at Colbert Hills.
Two freshmen bring years of experience
May 18, 2003
At least two freshman legislators in Kansas, who also happen to be senior citizens, said they gave little thought to their ages when they entered the House.
Lions, Firebirds at FSHS
May 18, 2003
Lawrence and Free State high schools might play each other in another baseball game this season, after all.
Douglas County Senior Services
May 18, 2003
Victims of memory loss need special care
May 18, 2003
David Troxel’s approach to caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease has some simple guidelines: be a “best friend” and develop a knack for handling difficult situations without confrontation.
American League Roundup: Texas pitchers tame Yanks
Rangers retire final 16 batters in 5-2 victory
May 18, 2003
Somehow, the team with the worst pitching in the majors made the New York Yankees look absolutely pitiful at the plate.
Designate your month of May to exercise program
May 18, 2003
May is the most “designated” month of the year. You’re probably familiar with many: National High Blood Pressure Month, National Mental Health Month and National Arthritis Month.
Father instilled family with love of Old Glory
May 18, 2003
My dad was a World War I veteran, and he loved the flag of the United States of America and taught each of us children to love it as well. The flag never got much rest in the closet because he flew it from a standard on our front porch at every opportunity. Memorial Day, Flag Day, the Fourth of July, Armistice Day (Veteran’s Day), Thanksgiving, and Christmas all saw red, white and blue snapping in the breeze because he was up at the crack of dawn to see that it did. This instilled in his family a love for the country it represented.
Lawrence poet Hughes weathered ‘50s hysteria
Newly released transcripts include author’s testimony before McCarthy committee
May 18, 2003
After a half-century of secrecy, author Langston Hughes’ testimony to 1950s U.S. Senate witch-hunters has been made public.
Violence envelops Mideast summit
Suicide bombing on bus causes Sharon to cancel meeting with Bush
May 18, 2003
The Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers failed Saturday to narrow sharp differences over a U.S.-backed peace plan in a three-hour summit — the first since fighting erupted nearly three years ago — that was overshadowed by violence before and after the summit.
Team presents united front on water issues affecting state
May 18, 2003
It used to happen all the time: One of Gov. Bill Graves’ Cabinet secretaries — Jamie Clover Adams at the Department of Agriculture, for example — would testify in favor a farmer-friendly water-quality bill.
Volunteers find neighborhood tidy at annual cleanup
May 18, 2003
There was a time when the annual cleanup day in East Lawrence meant hauling away truckload after truckload of junk.
Miramax will fund ‘Fahrenheit 911’ film
Michael Moore tackles Bush, bin Laden
May 18, 2003
“Bowling for Columbine” director Michael Moore, who called President Bush a “fictitious president” in his controversial Oscar acceptance speech, has landed a deal with Walt Disney Co.’s Miramax Films to make a movie that is likely to generate even more heat for the documentary filmmaker.
Terminator 3’ gets early buzz at Cannes
May 18, 2003
When you’re the world’s most famous cyborg, there’s no need to bring your movie along to make a fuss at the Cannes Film Festival.
Briefcase
May 18, 2003
¢ Motorola introduces messaging gadget ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company
Majority of SARS outbreaks ending
May 18, 2003
The majority of the SARS outbreaks around the world are coming to an end, the World Health Organization said Saturday as officials expressed “great hope” that measures to control the spread of the disease were working.
LHS, FSHS travel to MHS
May 18, 2003
Lawrence High will face Junction City, and Free State will meet Manhattan in Class 6A state sub-state games Wednesday at Manhattan.
Anna Mae Reed
May 18, 2003
Lawrence Commuter Report
May 18, 2003
Procession will kick off commencement ceremony
May 18, 2003
Kansas University will conduct its 131st commencement ceremony today at Memorial Stadium.
Calendar of events
May 18, 2003
Here’s a look at Kansas University commencement events:
City teams to hit road
May 18, 2003
Free State is headed to Manhattan, Lawrence High is off to Olathe, and Seabury Academy will travel to Leavenworth for first-round state soccer playoff games Tuesday.
Advocates for elderly praise legislators
State maintains funding for Senior Care Act
May 18, 2003
When legislators began their session this year, Elizabeth Maxwell worried that many of the state’s elderly could end up on the short end of the stick.
City begins probe of employee cell-phone use
May 18, 2003
Of the more than 140 city employees who had access to cell phones last year, only four reimbursed the city for personal calls, The Wichita Eagle reported Friday.
Hughes interrogated about possible involvement with communists, socialists
May 18, 2003
Langston Hughes testified March 24, 1953, before the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
Thomas delivers personal speech to grads
Supreme Court justice recalls race hindering his search for first job
May 18, 2003
On the day he graduated from Yale Law School 29 years ago, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas remembers being so outwardly overconfident his grandfather thought he was a know-it-all.
Investigators take last look at shuttle
Columbia wreckage yields final clues behind February crash
May 18, 2003
With the last truckload of Columbia wreckage delivered, the accident investigation board looked over the broken and charred remains of the space shuttle Saturday, paying especially close attention to what little was left of the left wing.
Trains collide near Matfield Green
Only minor injuries reported among train crew members
May 18, 2003
Two freight trains collided early Saturday, derailing several cars and causing minor injuries to crew members, authorities said.
Tornado-ravaged city celebrates town’s birthday
May 18, 2003
Residents were looking to the future as much as the past Saturday night as their tornado-ravaged town celebrated its 133rd birthday.
Palestinians call Israeli wall attempt at land grab
May 18, 2003
Beyond coils of razor wire and a deep trench, a welder sends blue sparks from a blow torch as he works on a barrier that one day will be more than three times as long as the Berlin Wall.
Belarus orphan finds Kansas home
May 18, 2003
The smile on Oleg Alexandrov’s face said it all. After a two-year wait, the former Belarusian orphan not only had a permanent home in the United States, he had a family as well.
Proud veteran
May 18, 2003
Even playing field
May 18, 2003
U.N. seeks concessions to lift sanctions
May 18, 2003
If Secretary of State Colin Powell wants a unanimous Security Council vote to lift sanctions against Iraq, the United States will have to make major concessions to Russia, China and France — giving the United Nations a bigger role in postwar Iraq.
Safety first
May 18, 2003
Trivial matter
May 18, 2003
Travel briefs
May 18, 2003
¢ Take a treetop walk through Montana Valley ¢ New Las Vegas casino opens near Lake Mead ¢ Museum showcases legendary firearms
Probation lawsuit alleges misconduct
May 18, 2003
A Kansas City woman has filed a lawsuit claiming she spent nine months in prison because she rejected her probation officer’s sexual advances.
Wichitans in Rome for canonization
Future saint’s organization founded Newman University
May 18, 2003
A ceremony in Rome to canonize the founder of the Adorers of Blood of Christ congregation will be a special event for many Wichita residents.
NLRB won’t file umpire complaint
May 18, 2003
The National Labor Relations Board decided not to file a complaint against baseball owners over their use of a computerized system that evaluates umpires.
Baseball Briefs
May 18, 2003
¢ Padres fire Booker as pitching coach ¢ Braves activate Holmes ¢ Dodgers activate Shuey ¢ Padres demote Gonzalez ¢ Piazza has groin strain
Storm safety
May 18, 2003
Nowitzki big dog in ‘Big D’ - Mavericks 112, Kings 99
Dallas standout’s 30 points, 19 boards doom Sacto
May 18, 2003
The nickname “Big D” stands for two things now: Dallas and Dirk. Dirk Nowitzki earned the right to share that moniker after his best game of the second round put the Mavericks into the Western Conference finals.
Western Conference Finals: Spurs move past victory over Lakers
May 18, 2003
The San Antonio Spurs insist they’ve moved past their emotional victory over the three-time NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers.
Brown will re-evaluate future with 76ers
May 18, 2003
Larry Brown is considering retirement — again. One day after the Philadelphia 76ers’ season ended with a disappointing overtime loss to Detroit in the Eastern Conference semifinals, Brown said he wasn’t sure whether he would return to coach the team next year.
Les Miz’ legacy lives on at Rocky Hill High School
May 18, 2003
It’s the big, first-act finale of “Les Miserables,” and director Liz Daigle is urging her cast of young French revolutionaries onward.
Ducks waiting for finals foe
May 18, 2003
The Anaheim Mighty Ducks gave themselves plenty of time to savor their first berth in the Stanley Cup finals.
Annika’s apex
LPGA standout Sorenstam faces top career challenge when she tees it up with PGA players at this week’s Colonial
May 18, 2003
It started with a harmless question about taking her game to the highest level, against the men on the PGA Tour.
Formulas target fat
May 18, 2003
They’re not quite the miracles in a bottle that many longing-to-be-buff bodies are hoping for, but some new skin-sculpting serums do promise to target the appearance of fat.
Santos has winning hand again at Pimlico
May 18, 2003
There was nothing up his sleeve this time, either. But the showman in jockey Jose Santos wouldn’t let the moment go without a flourish.
Savile Row Tailor slashes ‘business casual’ down to size
May 18, 2003
In an attempt to explain how men’s suits are made, Terry Haste, the managing director of H. Huntsman & Sons Ltd. on the famed Savile Row, dashes from his cramped office to locate a pattern for a custom-tailored suit.
Infiniti Pro Series: Wrecks, rain mar Freedom 100 race
May 18, 2003
Craig Dollansky fractured his lower spine when his car crashed into the outside wall during the Infiniti Pro Series Freedom 100 Saturday.
Lajoie wins Busch pole
Chevys sweep top four spots
May 18, 2003
Randy LaJoie set a track record while winning the pole Saturday for the NASCAR Busch series race at Nazareth Speedway.
Catfish record broken
Chanute angler tops Kansas River lunker
May 18, 2003
A Chanute man set a state record when he caught a 36 1/2 pound channel catfish.
Missouri gobbler harvest reaches zenith
May 18, 2003
Missouri’s spring turkey harvest reached an all-time high this year, with hunters bringing 58,421 turkeys to check stations statewide.
Whitney Museum director resigns
May 18, 2003
Maxwell Anderson, director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, will step down in the fall after five years in the post, citing differences with the board.
French designer’s corset included in Classique fragrance
May 18, 2003
Jean Paul Gaultier’s famous corset makes a shiny appearance as part of his Classique fragrance. Gaultier is the French-sailor-shirt-wearing designer who achieved pop culture prominence in 1990 when Madonna wore one of his underwear-as-outerwear dresses.
Thyroid disease troubles dogs
May 18, 2003
Can you tell me something about thyroid disease in dogs? My Labrador retriever, Georgia, was diagnosed with this condition.
Here are tips to shoot flowers
May 18, 2003
“Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decypher even fragments of their meaning.”
On the record
May 18, 2003
KU celebrates graduation day
May 18, 2003
Some wore highly decorated mortar boards. Some carried balloons and cameras. And others sported feather boas, sunglasses and large smiles. Filing through the doors of Kansas University’s Memorial Campanile, thousands of KU graduates took part in the traditional “walk down the hill” ceremony Sunday.
Centennial Cardinals lament loss of coop
May 18, 2003
In 1957, two years after Centennial School opened its doors for the first time, Louise and Clyde Woods planted an infant Scotch pine in the northeast corner of the school’s lawn. The couple lived on Greever Terrace, just across the street from the school, where their only daughter, Nancy, walked to class each morning. Much attention had been paid to constructing the elementary school building, but the landscaping left little to be desired. So, Louise Woods, then-chairwoman of the PTA’s hospitality committee bought the sapling and, after the school used it for a Christmas tree that December, placed it strategically.
K.C. recalls Wilson
May 18, 2003
The Kansas City Royals recalled right-hander Kris Wilson one day after sending him to the minors to replace righty Albie Lopez, who was put on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a pulled right groin.
Grimsley livid in Royals’ 7-4 loss to Jays
May 18, 2003
Jason Grimsley couldn’t contain his anger. Orlando Hudson was called safe on a close play at first base with two outs in the eighth inning, and Frank Catalanotto followed with a tiebreaking bases-loaded triple that led the Toronto Blue Jays over the Kansas City Royals, 7-4, Saturday night.
Time flies
A timeline of significant events in the schools’ histories.
May 18, 2003
A timeline of significant events in the schools’ histories.
Former Centennial student remembers happy, innocent time
May 18, 2003
I have wonderful memories of my years (1959-1966) at Centennial Elementary School, and remember these years as a very happy, innocent time.
Last look
May 18, 2003
There’s still a chance for parents, teachers and students — past and present — to visit a few of the schools before they close forever.
Arts notes
May 18, 2003
¢ Lawrence artist wins People’s Choice Award ¢ Residents asked to recall past city celebrations ¢ Guided tour planned of downtown sculptures
Dark chapter
May 18, 2003
Having shone some light on a dark chapter in its past, the state’s largest electrical utility now faces a huge rebuilding challenge.
Fair treatment
May 18, 2003
British historian touts benefits of Britain’s empire
May 18, 2003
It was 20 years ago that Niall Ferguson first stuck his neck out for the British Empire. He spoke at the Oxford Union, the debating society where Great Britain’s budding politicians try to make their careers.
Herman L. Richter
May 18, 2003
Mushrooms part of natural environment
May 18, 2003
Since our landscapes have enjoyed a cool, moist spring, it is time to concentrate on summer. The warmer, drier conditions will mean less mowing and weed pulling, and more time for other leisurely activities.
Liechtenstein packs in scenery, tranquility
May 18, 2003
Liechtenstein is so small that the whole state can be hired for corporate events and the entire population is invited to drinks at the royal castle on the national holiday.
IRS should make universities pay up
NCAA schools so fixated on money they’ve forgotten all about sports-as-education mission
May 18, 2003
If universities are going to put themselves up for sale, then the Internal Revenue Service should tax them.
Horoscopes
May 18, 2003
American symbols popular collectibles
May 18, 2003
The idea of a Memorial Day holiday started in 1866, after the Civil War. One story is that a drugstore owner in Waterloo, N.Y., suggested that all of the shops close for one day to honor the soldiers killed during the Civil War.
Now’s time to prepare for camping
May 18, 2003
Plan to do some camping this summer? Now is the time to go over your gear to make sure you don’t get any unpleasant surprises the first time you try to set up camp.
NASCAR: Johnson wins $1 million in The Winston
May 18, 2003
Jimmie Johnson saved his best for last, trying only to win when the big money was on the line.
National League Roundup: Bellhorn’s blast boosts Cubs
Ninth-inning homer gives Chicago 2-1 triumph against St. Louis
May 18, 2003
The pop was back in Mark Bellhorn’s bat when it counted most for the Chicago Cubs.
If you go …
May 18, 2003
The nearest international airport to Liechtenstein is in Zurich, Switzerland, 90 minutes away by public transport and one hour by car. Vaduz, the capital, has no railway station, but there are regular buses connected with train services from Sargans in Switzerland or from Feldkirch in Austria. Unlimited bus travel for 24 hours throughout Liechtenstein costs just $3.60. There are some taxis.
White House hopefuls attack Bush on homeland security, terrorism
May 18, 2003
Democratic presidential rivals united Saturday in attacking President Bush on national security, an issue on which voters rate him highly.
What are you reading?
May 18, 2003
U.S. boosts troops in Baghdad
Officials say security still a concern despite key arrests
May 18, 2003
Senior U.S. military officials acknowledged Saturday they had encountered unexpected obstacles to restoring security in Baghdad, including the dilemma of who should be in custody and who shouldn’t.
State seeking tagged crappie
May 18, 2003
Wildlife and Parks is asking for the help of fishermen to assess crappie populations in several of the state’s largeest lakes, including Clinton and Perry reservoirs.
Slipcovers prevent damage to furniture
May 18, 2003
Pets may help you live longer, according to recent studies. But they’re killing your furniture and rugs. And, let’s face it, our furry companions are as spoiled as our children. In most homes, keeping dogs and cats off the couch or bed is not a realistic option. But nobody wants to live with pet hair, stains and odor. What’s a pushover pet owner to do?
Tribes turned early to ranching and rodeos, countering “cowboys and Indians” myth
May 18, 2003
The bone-jarring, head-banging sport of bronco busting seemed almost easy to Jackson Sundown, after his audacious escapes on horseback from U.S. troops in the Nez Perce Wars.
Arts notes
May 18, 2003
¢ ‘Words on Canvas’ calls for written entries ¢ University Theatre sale to help build third stage
Plagiarism puts black journalists on trial
May 18, 2003
So apparently, Jayson Blair’s biggest crime is not that he cheated and misled. It’s that he cheated and misled while black.
Fisher waiting out Bump Day
Final round of qualifying today at Indianapolis
May 18, 2003
Bump Day is designed to solidify the Indianapolis 500’s starting grid, not fill it. This year, it might be different.
Formula One: Schumacher fastest in Austrian qualifying
Series leaders claim spots on front row
May 18, 2003
Michael Schumacher edged Kimi Raikkonen to take the pole Saturday at the Austrian Grand Prix, setting up a front-row showdown between the top two drivers in the point standings.
Eastern Conference Finals: Pistons pumped to take on Nets
May 18, 2003
Twelve hours after one of the franchise’s biggest victories, the Detroit Pistons were back on the practice court Saturday, defying the skeptics again.
Producer bids fond farewell to ‘The Glums’
Camerson Mackintosh closes “Les Miserables” after 16 years, 6,680 shows
May 18, 2003
Cameron Mackintosh will bid “adieu” today to his Broadway production of “Les Miserables,” but the British producer says the imminent departure of a musical fondly known as “The Glums” has not got him down.
Essay deadline May 23
May 18, 2003
The deadline is May 23 for a youth essay contest in conjunction with the annual Governor’s Fishing Classic on June 5-6 at Coffey County Lake near Burlington.
City outlaws use of USA Patriot Act
May 18, 2003
More than 100 cities and one state have passed resolutions condemning the USA Patriot Act, saying it gives the federal government too much snooping power. But in this liberal fold of Northern California’s Redwood Curtain, a simple denouncement just doesn’t go far enough.
The Motley Fool
May 18, 2003
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Telecoms ring with debt ¢ Bothering with budgeting ¢ Plan your future with help ¢
Big 12 football big draw, Fox says
May 18, 2003
The Big 12 Conference’s alliance with Fox Sports and TBS has been good for all parties involved.
Different endings
WWII vet to receive long-lost KU degree
May 18, 2003
Joseph Shephard doesn’t need a college degree. He’s 77, and has been retired for 13 years. But a nagging feeling brought him back to Kansas University in February for the first time since he dropped out in 1950. He wanted to know what he had to do to get a diploma.
Cohousing members sell land, downsize project
Delaware Street Commons decides on smaller community
May 18, 2003
With a little more money and a little less land, Delaware Street Commons members spent the weekend reworking plans for their cohousing project and feeling as if four years of planning was about to pay off.
Pulp art reflects America’s past
May 18, 2003
A group of American women is herded into a California concentration camp under a soldier’s watchful eye. The Japanese flag waves from a pole.
K.C. firm brews up plans for growth
Boulevard company will build new facility
May 18, 2003
When John McDonald started Boulevard Brewing Co. in 1989, his top concern was making flavorful beer. Nearly 14 years later, the founder and president of the Kansas City, Mo.-based brewery said that when it came to beer in the United States, too much emphasis often was placed on “all the wrong things,” such as the number of calories or carbohydrates. McDonald continues to focus on flavor, saying that’s what should keep people coming back for more.
Prepare for possible layoff by building savings, resume
May 18, 2003
The company I work for has had a couple of rounds of buyouts during the past two years. I’ve survived so far, but now there are rumors of layoffs and I’m starting to feel pretty insecure. I don’t want to leave my job, but I wonder what I should be doing to protect myself. Any suggestions?
S. Africa mourns death of anti-apartheid hero
May 18, 2003
Tens of thousands of dancing and singing South Africans jammed a soccer stadium Saturday for the state funeral of Walter Sisulu, the “heroically humble” giant of the fight against apartheid.
Good Faith’ is ‘real’ good stuff
Jane Smiley’s stories compelling, true to life
May 18, 2003
Because Jane Smiley’s new novel, “Good Faith,” is set in the 1980s and is populated by a bunch of small-town guys on the cusp of an enormous real estate deal, two things seem certain from the get-go: The good times will be great while they last, but the good times never last long.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
May 18, 2003
WNBA: At age 40, Cooper has returned to court
Comets veteran back after two-year layoff to coach, raise kids
May 18, 2003
There’s a buzz at Houston Comets training camp that’s familiar to some of the veterans. Cynthia Cooper is back, joking on the sidelines and popping in jumpers in practice.
London exhibition explores da Vinci’s fascination with grotesque, sublime
May 18, 2003
Leonardo da Vinci strove for perfection in his art — perfect beauty and perfect ugliness. An exhibition drawn from the Royal Collection explores the Italian master’s lifelong quest to capture the human form — warts, wrinkles, blemishes and all — at its most exact and expressive.
Sisters divided on execution of their parents’ killer
May 18, 2003
When Maudie Nichols and her half sister, Sue Norton, talk on the phone each week, there’s one name they know it’s best not to mention — Robert Wesley Knighton.
Bookstore
May 18, 2003
Arts notes
May 18, 2003
¢ Put the wool away for the spring season ¢ Know the skin problem to find the best solution ¢ Finding swimsuits to suit all shapes
Arts notes
May 18, 2003
¢ LHS student accepted to national arts camp ¢ K.C. Singers to perform justice-inspired concert ¢ Exhibit reveals plan that shaped K.C. ¢ Lawn party to start Topeka Jazz Festival
Arts notes
May 18, 2003
¢ Author to appear at Uptown Theater ¢ A few child-rearing books for your personal library
Arts notes
May 18, 2003
¢ Lawrence author to hold natural writing retreat ¢ Diverse acts on tap for Mulvane Art Fair
KU keeps hopes alive
Spanish lifts Jayhawks to 10-5, come-from-behind victory over Kansas State
May 18, 2003
So thick was the tension that Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price could cut it with a fungo bat.
Poppy culture
Flower colors range from vibrant to subdued
May 18, 2003
The National Garden Bureau celebrates 2003 as the Year of the Poppy. The plant is special because it comes in an annual and perennial form, can be grown from seed, does as well in containers as in the garden and grows in almost any kind of soil.
Savings plan draws concerns
Kansas Learning Quest takes aggressive approach
May 18, 2003
Kansas residents saving for their children’s college education are getting an education in the process. They’re learning the stock market doesn’t discriminate. It will take your money whether you are investing it for little Johnny’s four years at Kansas University or your two-week vacation to the Bahamas.
More terrorist attacks feared
Morocco bombing suspected to be work of al-Qaida
May 18, 2003
Investigators rounded up suspected Islamic militants Saturday after nearly simultaneous suicide strikes against Jewish and Spanish targets in downtown Casablanca that killed 41 people, including 13 bombers, an official said.
U.S. should let Europe be Europe
May 18, 2003
Saving Europe from itself became American habit and destiny in the 20th century. There should be no need for that worthy but costly reflex to continue on this side of the new millennium.
Wild enjoyed improbable playoff ride
May 18, 2003
It took a record-setting performance by one of the NHL’s best goalies to end the Minnesota Wild’s surprising season.
Sage of Concord’ was born 200 years ago this spring
May 18, 2003
Concord is a town for walking, for circling the narrow trail around Walden Pond, or stepping past the graves of Sleepy Hollow, or loafing along the landmarks of Monument Square, with its pillared churches and flat-brick civic hall.
Fernandez grabs lead at Bayer Pro-Am
May 18, 2003
Rebounding from a missed 10-inch putt, Argentina’s Vicente Fernandez shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead in the Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am.
Eastern Conference Finals: Devils pound Ottawa, take 3-1 lead
May 18, 2003
The next time the New Jersey Devils put their undefeated home mark on the line, they hope it’ll be in the Stanley Cup finals.
Briefly
May 18, 2003
¢ France: At least 28 killed in German bus accident ¢ Slovakia: Prime minister says voters want to join EU ¢ Kenya: U.S. to help country with airport security ¢ Congo: U.N. personnel sought as cease-fire holds
Briefly
May 18, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: First lady advises nursing school grads ¢ Miami: Lawsuit accuses cruise lines of fraud ¢ Virginia: Deaf student earns degree in music ¢ Arkansas: State recovering from heavy storms
Briefly
May 18, 2003
¢ Lawrence driver injured in one-vehicle accident ¢ Budget: County to discuss aiding school nursing programs ¢ Traffic: KU construction projects to affect parking, traffic ¢ Vital statistics: Most popular baby names in state: Jacob, Emily
St. Mary College changing name to university
Leavenworth school hopes new moniker will lend credibility
May 18, 2003
When the next school year begins in the fall, Kansas will have another university.
Business briefs
May 18, 2003
One size does not fit all for garden tool users
May 18, 2003
People ask: What essential garden tools do you recommend? The short answer is hand pruners for trimming, a hoe for weeding and a shovel for moving plants about. A well-tuned garden demands these tasks frequently, so choose your weapons carefully. They should be comfortable, balanced and sharp.
Cordley violates ADA, parent says
Defeated school board candidate takes complaint to federal government
May 18, 2003
The parent of a Lawrence public school student with disabilities has filed a civil rights complaint against the district alleging Cordley School doesn’t comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Lawrence wind quintets call it quits
Manager, horn player in ubiquitous ensembles is worn out
May 18, 2003
Members of the Lawrence Woodwind Quintet have been blowing their horns and wind instruments since about 1969. Their sister group, CottonWood Winds, has been around for some 15 years.
Lawlessness keeps Iraqi women home
Postwar attitudes change perspectives on female safety
May 18, 2003
Most of the theatrical gowns designed by Feryal Kilidar over 32 years have gone up in smoke — burned by looters.
Funny Cide owners eager for Belmont
May 18, 2003
Six high school buddies are heading home to New York, ready to put a happy ending on one of the most amazing stories in horse racing history.
Area briefs
May 18, 2003
¢ Elementary chess teams place at national contest ¢ Virus experts seek help in collecting dead birds ¢ Bert Nash seeks people to befriend peers ¢ Assistance offered to military families ¢ Troopers begin training ¢ Governor’s program honors PLHS senior
Down Beat recognizes sax quartet
May 18, 2003
When it comes to winning competitions, Kansas University’s Saxophone Quartet I is hitting all the right notes. The student group has won its third Down Beat magazine Annual Student Music Award as best classical instrumental chamber music group, under the direction of Vince Gnojek, professor of saxophone and woodwind division director.
Suzuki settling in
Media frenzy subsides for Mariner
May 18, 2003
At the height of his heralded arrival two years ago, Ichiro Suzuki rarely left the ballpark without a caravan of Japanese reporters and photographers trailing him.
Beat it!
May 18, 2003
Legal battle
May 18, 2003
British have odd, expensive taste in art
May 18, 2003
It’s time for an update on the British art world, which, as far as I can tell, exists mainly to provide me with material.
Briefly
May 18, 2003
¢ Houston: Large organization believed behind smuggling immigrants ¢ California: Ford released from hospital ¢ Vatican City: Pope’s Parkinson’s disease confirmed for first time
With closure looming, slices of East Heights life resurface
May 18, 2003
Vicki Scott came of age at East Heights School. Flipping through a stack of scrapbooks in the East Heights teachers’ lounge, Scott fondly recalled her years grappling with complexities of reading, writing and arithmetic in the red-brick elementary school on Haskell Avenue. Scott, now a paraprofessional at East Heights, said lessons learned at East Heights went beyond the standard curriculum.
Riverside memories run deep
May 18, 2003
The oldest school in the Lawrence school district is about to be history. Riverside School, the third descendant of a one-room schoolhouse born north of town in February 1855, is closing at the end of the academic year, the latest victim of the district’s ever-shrinking budget. But the school’s leaders, students and alumni promise that Riverside’s spirit — grown from rural roots, nurtured through close relationships and nourished by Karen Crowe’s pumpkin pancakes — will live on forever.
Closing doors on schools won’t shut out memories
May 18, 2003
The fates of Centennial, East Heights and Riverside schools are sealed. They’ll close their doors Friday — the finale of a series of hotly contested decisions by a Lawrence school board strapped for cash in tight budget times.
Principal parade
Since Centennial, East Heights and Riverside schools opened decades ago, the principal scepters have changed hands dozens of times. Here’s a partial list of those who served.
May 18, 2003
Since Centennial, East Heights and Riverside schools opened decades ago, the principal scepters have changed hands dozens of times. Here’s a partial list of the faces students would have seen when they got sent to the principal’s office: