Archive for Sunday, November 9, 2003

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Poet’s Showcase
November 9, 2003
Book notes
November 9, 2003
¢ Raven schedules two author events ¢ Area authors featured in poetry reading
Briefly
November 9, 2003
¢ Accidental shooting leaves hunter dead ¢ Guard squadron gets $7.4 million for building
Opportunity knocks
If city and county officials are interested in purchasing the Farmland property, the time to get moving is now.
November 9, 2003
It appears that the time for local officials to fish or cut bait on the idea of purchasing the Farmland fertilizer plant property east of Lawrence is fast approaching.
Kind attention
November 9, 2003
Holiday getaway
November 9, 2003
There’s no place like home for the holidays.
Adrenal disease often misdiagnosed in pets
November 9, 2003
My doctor ran a blood test on my 8-year-old male Pomeranian, Ricky. He said something about his liver enzymes being high. He put him on antibiotics for two weeks and then retested the blood. The liver enzymes are still high.
La Bottine Souriante to play music across cultural boundaries
November 9, 2003
The French-Canadian band La Bottine Souriante will play a Lied Center concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday as part of the venue’s World Series.
Philosophy of life: Laugh when it hurts
November 9, 2003
I never realized what my philosophy of life was until I heard Mike Myers (“Cat in the Hat,” “Austin Powers,” “Wayne’s World”) tell Barbara Walters in an interview that he shared his late father’s philosophy: “Nothing is so bad that you can’t laugh about it.”
Mass graves may hold 300,000
November 9, 2003
Saddam Hussein’s government is believed to have buried as many as 300,000 opponents in 263 mass graves that dot the Iraqi landscape, the top human rights official in the U.S.-led civilian administration said Saturday.
U.S. insists it’s in control as Red Cross pulls out
November 9, 2003
A senior U.S. official insisted on Saturday that the U.S. military had the upper hand in the escalating war in Iraq, on a day when two paratroopers died in a roadside ambush and the international Red Cross said it was closing two main offices due to deteriorating security.
Business owner admits to defrauding farmers
November 9, 2003
An Overland Park man pleaded guilty last week to 18 counts of mail fraud stemming from his operation of a Cairo, Kan., agricultural supply company.
Veteran gains place on wall
Son’s name finally added to memorial
November 9, 2003
Finally, the name of Russell Lee Harris is etched in Kansas stone. In August, Stanley and Shirley Harris received word their son’s name would be included on the Kansas Vietnam Memorial. It was the successful end to a 16-year quest to have the young man memorialized in the state he called home.
Motorists cautioned as deer expand their domain
November 9, 2003
It’s mating season for deer, and Kansas motorists again are trying to keep a sharp eye to avoid hitting them on the roads. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t.
Blasts shake Saudi capital
At least two dead a day after terror warnings
November 9, 2003
Three explosions rocked a residential compound in the Saudi capital Saturday night, killing at least two people and wounding 86, in what a government official said was a suicide car bombing.
Some see bias in POW treatment
November 9, 2003
Tonight, NBC will air its made-for-TV movie celebrating Pvt. Jessica Lynch, whose capture and dramatic rescue is the feel-good story of America’s war with Iraq. But some black Americans don’t feel so good about Lynch’s story. Instead, they ask: What about Shoshana Johnson?
Teachers struggle to meet standard
Highly qualified’ federal mandate causing some worries in Kansas
November 9, 2003
The No Child Left Behind Act may leave some teachers behind. One in five Kansas teachers failed to clear the “highly qualified” mark set by the federal education law, according to recently released statistics.
Parents fear bias toward students with disabilities
November 9, 2003
As pressure mounts for Lawrence schools to meet rising expectations posed by the federal No Child Left Behind law, parents of children with disabilities fear they’ll see the loathsome side of human nature.
Attacker wields bat during ‘mayhem’
Police arrest fight suspect
November 9, 2003
A Kansas University student suffered a broken nose and a possible concussion after he was hit with a baseball bat early Saturday when fights broke out in the 900 block of Indiana Street.
Military families criticize war policy
November 9, 2003
Families with husbands, sons and other relatives serving in Iraq gathered in drizzling weather Saturday in this military-dependent city to voice their opposition to the way in which the U.S.-led war is being handled.
Ravens to visit St. Louis
November 9, 2003
Under the glare of the national spotlight, two converging offensive fronts will collide when the Ravens take on the St. Louis Rams tonight at Jones Dome.
DaimlerChrysler seeks to reach global potential
Company still struggling five years after merger
November 9, 2003
The 1998 merger of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler Corp. seemed to have so much potential.
Study: Index funds beat managed funds over time
November 9, 2003
If you took biology, you remember the first big split in the tree of life — plants over here, animals there. The mutual fund business is like that — actively managed funds on one side, index funds on the other.
Famous opera falls back into favor
1835’s ‘Jewess’ lost popularity in WWII era
November 9, 2003
Banished from its stage for 68 seasons as an outmoded relic of a bygone era, Fromental Halevy’s “La Juive” has returned to the Metropolitan Opera, as timely as fanaticism and religious hatred.
Rapper ‘Slick Rick’ out of jail
November 9, 2003
Rapper Ricky “Slick Rick” Walters said he still couldn’t believe he was freed from jail Friday, more than 17 months after U.S. officials moved to deport the British-born music star and locked him up.
On the record
November 9, 2003
John Wilbur James Sr.
November 9, 2003
CIA: N. Korea could verify nuclear ability without tests
November 9, 2003
The CIA has concluded that North Korea has been able to validate its nuclear weapons designs without a nuclear test, the agency disclosed to Congress.
Crowds gather to gaze at total lunar eclipse
November 9, 2003
Sky-watchers in every continent but Australia reveled in the relative rarity of a total lunar eclipse Saturday night — but as stargazers have noted for centuries, it was a matter of celestial perspective.
Cell phone firms to ring up enticing deals
Companies hope to keep customers from switching
November 9, 2003
Cell phone users are about to get a new friend — their cellular telephone service provider. After years of receiving nothing but a bill from their wireless carriers, industry experts are predicting cellular consumers soon will start getting the royal treatment from the likes of Verizon, Cingular and Sprint PCS.
Lawrence commuter report
November 9, 2003
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Naval Academy grads want gay alumni chapter
November 9, 2003
While at the Naval Academy in the late ‘80s, Jeff Petrie thought he was the only gay midshipman at the school. Homophobia was rife, and he took pains to hide his sexual orientation.
Bush credits his tax cuts for economic upturn
November 9, 2003
President Bush claimed credit Saturday for a raft of favorable new economic reports, saying it was proof his tax cuts are kicking in.
Historic meeting slated for U.S., Vietnam officials
November 9, 2003
Symbolism and substance blend when Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld meets Monday with his Vietnamese counterpart, the first defense minister from the communist country to visit the Pentagon since the war’s end in 1975.
Liberal’s poor continue to feel June hailstorm’s aftereffects
November 9, 2003
Much of the damage from a summer hailstorm has been repaired.
Richard U. Vines II
November 9, 2003
Iran says it will allow nuclear inspections
November 9, 2003
Iran will firm up pledges this week to allow snap inspections of suspect nuclear sites and announce when it will suspend uranium enrichment, the head of the U.N. nuclear agency and a top Iranian official said Saturday.
Calendar
November 9, 2003
Pheasants plentiful in state, expert says
November 9, 2003
After a disappointing season last year, hunters arriving in Kansas for Saturday’s start of the pheasant season should find a plentiful supply of the birds, a state biologist said.
Dead bear naturalist was dedicated, foolish
November 9, 2003
Bears are not humans. Bears are not cuddly. Bears do not speak English. Bears are not pets. Bears are not play-date friends.
Missouri trout parks to remain open for ‘no-creel’ winter fishing
November 9, 2003
The arrival of cold weather doesn’t have to mean the end of hot fishing opportunities at Missouri’s four trout parks.
Beat goes on for Huskers
Despite changes, Kansas loses 35th straight to NU
November 9, 2003
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino made radical changes to his defense this week in preparation for No. 19 Nebraska. Little good it did.
How they scored
November 9, 2003
Jayhawks rally past Longhorns
Down 0-2, KU completes win over UT
November 9, 2003
The Kansas University volleyball squad is getting good at rallying.
Baxter wins beam title
November 9, 2003
Lacey Baxter took first place on the balance beam, leading Free State High’s gymnastics squad to a sixth-place finish Saturday at the state tournament.
Wellsville keeps rolling
Eagles shut down Southeast-Cherokee
November 9, 2003
The slow-start, big-finish thing is getting to be quite fun for Wellsville High football coach Bill Oshel.
Wildcats rally past Graceland, 35-21
November 9, 2003
Jon Reeves ran for 274 yards and three touchdowns Saturday, helping Baker University football overcome a 21-0 first-quarter defict and beat Graceland, 35-21.
College briefs
November 9, 2003
¢ Ottawa U. football improves to 8-1 ¢ KU rowers flounder ¢ Baker’s Hallauer fifth at NAIA regional ¢ Saint Mary trips HINU women
Record round rallies Campbell
Golfer shoots 10-under 61 at Tour Championship
November 9, 2003
Chad Campbell was going nowhere through eight holes. He finished his round in the record books Saturday with a 10-under-par 61 that gave him a one-stroke lead in the Tour Championship.
Colorado hangs on to stop Smith, Mizzou
November 9, 2003
Dominique Brooks had two critical interceptions and also tipped a fourth-down pass in the fourth quarter, almost single-handedly protecting Colorado’s lead over Missouri.
Vols hand ‘Canes another loss
Clemson thumps Florida State; Pitt clips Virginia Tech; Ohio State upends Michigan State
November 9, 2003
Brock Berlin slowly walked through the Orange Bowl with his girlfriend on one side, his parents on the other and two security guards close by. He needed consolation — and maybe protection.
Elizabeth ‘Arlene’ Ross
November 9, 2003
Williams still not thrilled about move
Coach felt ‘dirty’ the day he told Jayhawks he was departing for Chapel Hill, N.C.
November 9, 2003
He was giving a big speech that day, so he wore a Carolina Blue necktie, and yes, the color really did look good on Roy Williams.
Heavy lifting: Weight training increases in popularity
November 9, 2003
It’s not just for beefcakes anymore. Step into any fitness center, and you’ll find men and women, young and old, pumping iron. It’s not just so they can look better in a swimsuit, but also so they can fend off heart disease and osteoporosis, curb chronic pain and slow the weight gain and susceptibility to injury associated with aging.
Willkommen!
Your table’s (almost) waiting on new Stage Too! for University Theatre’s production of ‘Cabaret’
November 9, 2003
If you think you’re familiar with the Crafton-Preyer Theatre, you might be mistaken. When the University Theatre production of “Cabaret” opens Friday, attendees will be in for a surprise. The large proscenium-style stage has been transformed into Stage Too! for the upcoming show.
What are you reading?
November 9, 2003
Through his sights
Lawrence vet transforms smuggled WWII photos into book
November 9, 2003
After my mother died, in the house where we grew up, my sisters and I found boxes and suitcases jammed with memorabilia from World War II. There were letters, postcards and photos sent from our father to Mom, and, after Dad was discharged because of injuries, notes and cards from his brothers to keep him in the know.
Arts notes
November 9, 2003
¢ Moscow Ballet to perform ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ ¢ ‘Art and War’ panel highlights dance concert ¢ Children’s choir to sing fall concert in Topeka ¢ Sister Cities board to fund scholarships ¢ Photo/performance artist to discuss work at Spencer ¢ Piano fund drive to benefit children’s choir ¢ Faculty composer to share works ¢ Kansas arts enthusiasts to gather in Topeka ¢ Renowned sculptor to lecture about work ¢ Discussion, forum to explore Mormon faith ¢ Celebrated pianist coming to KU ¢ Program to teach storycloth tradition ¢ Master’s candidate to conduct KU choir ¢ Baker orchestra to give free fall concert ¢ Washburn music faculty to stage concert ¢ Residency kicks off Alvin Ailey anniversary ¢ KC Lyric Opera staging ‘Elixir of Love’ ¢ KU faculty artist receives prestigious art award ¢ American Indian artist to show sculptures ¢ Big band concert will benefit Habitat
Golden Rule could help with cash struggles
November 9, 2003
My mechanic, Gary, says people are bringing cars to his shop with five things wrong, but they can only afford to fix one of them. Some people are driving cars without brake pads, he says.
B-2 flyover excites stadium crowd
November 9, 2003
The Marching Jayhawks were interrupted midway through the national anthem Saturday at Memorial Stadium, but the sudden noise was anything but rude.
Lawrence engineer helps to rebuild Iraq
November 9, 2003
The last thing Don Schaake ever thought he would see was a picture of his son sitting on a deposed dictator’s gold throne in a country half a world away. But there Kurt Schaake was, in a photograph e-mailed straight from Baghdad, Iraq. The 49-year-old, a slight smile on his face, was waving one finger in the air, on the throne in the chapel of Saddam Hussein’s presidential palace.
NU capitalizes on KU mistakes
Cornhuskers take advantage of three interceptions in win
November 9, 2003
Nebraska University’s football team gained just 26 yards on six plays in the second quarter as Kansas University ate the clock with a ball-control offense Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
City briefs
November 9, 2003
¢ Nebraska fans greeted with tire slashings ¢ Free State students place high at Math Day ¢ Former ambassador to speak on democracy
No treats
November 9, 2003
De Soto falls in title game
November 9, 2003
Will Clay’s second goal of the game in the second overtime gave Andover a 2-1 victory over De Soto in the Class 4-3-2-1A soccer state-championship game Saturday.
Governor promises changes
Sebelius looks to leave mark on state government in first term
November 9, 2003
A year after her election, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius talks matter-of-factly about the changes she hopes to see and the smaller, more efficient state government she expects to create.
Foreclosures skyrocket as Wichita struggles
November 9, 2003
Home foreclosures in aviation-dependent Wichita have soared in the past two years as more families struggle to make ends meet in this hard-hit Midwest manufacturing community.
Ottawa shows appreciation for area veterans
November 9, 2003
Area military veterans are being saluted this weekend in Ottawa, and Stan Nichols appreciates the tribute.
Briefly
November 9, 2003
¢ First major suspension bridge in 30 years opens ¢ Victim in windshield 4 blocks, then dumped ¢ Toddler pronounced dead, later revived ¢ Explorers find gold in Civil War-era ship
Software makes instant weight loss possible
November 9, 2003
I shot this picture for a story on the Atkins diet for our food page. I wanted to show how the diet used high protein to trim the waistline. I also wanted to have a little fun with it, so I used the photo software Photoshop to create a more dramatic effect on the waistline of my model.
Briefcase
November 9, 2003
¢ Elvis still rolling in the dough with estate ¢ Land a seasonal job ¢ Name that company
Self says turnout for coaching clinic ‘exciting’
November 9, 2003
Approximately 600 high school, junior-college and small-college coaches converged at Allen Fieldhouse Saturday for Bill Self’s one-day Kansas University basketball coaches clinic.
Jayhawks bemoan miscues
Kansas manages just three points out of three trips to red zone
November 9, 2003
Kansas University drove into Nebraska’s red zone three times Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Sooners slaughter Texas A&M, 77-0
November 9, 2003
Oklahoma might have gotten the whole hundred had coach Bob Stoops not been so generous.
Pet Post
November 9, 2003
U.S. ally wins in Mauritania
Islamic hard-liners say election was rigged
November 9, 2003
The president who has led this Saharan nation for the past 19 years, moving it from support of Saddam Hussein to close ties with Washington and Israel, won re-election, his government declared Saturday. The top challenger, who was backed by Islamic hard-liners, emerged from hiding and claimed the vote was a fraud.
Briefly
November 9, 2003
¢ Hawaiians teaching China about tourism ¢ Guides help tourists hide their status ¢ Tours mark anniversary of WWII battles
More ships cater to families with activities, programs
November 9, 2003
Las Vegas is going back to its racy roots and downplaying family tourism, but the cruise industry is taking the opposite tack.
Arafat wins face-off with prime minister
November 9, 2003
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will keep his grip on security forces and place a handpicked confidant in the post of interior minister after winning a power struggle Saturday with his prime minister.
Air of paranoia spurs KU Opera to perform popular ‘Crucible’
November 9, 2003
Fifty years ago, playwright Arthur Miller detected in the madness of McCarthy era anti-Communism a link to the crazed witch hunts of 17th-century Salem. He crafted a drama about the accusations, trials and mania in 1952 and called it “The Crucible.” The tale of the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence brought about by paranoia was intended as an allegory about the House Un-American Activities Committee’s anti-Communist hearings.
Buck Rogers collectibles fetch substantial prices
November 9, 2003
Buck Rogers was the first American science-fiction hero. He appeared in a comic strip in 1929 that remained popular until 1967. His fame spread through comic books, movies and a TV series. Collectors of comics and of space memorabilia and fans of his exploits all search for collectibles related to his story. Buck was trapped in a mine cave-in, and 500 years later he woke up to find a changed America. He fought evil overlords with the help of many 25th-century devices, like rocketships and robots.
Iraq isn’t another Vietnam — yet
November 9, 2003
Is Iraq another Vietnam? After three weeks in the country, I’d say, “Not yet.” But that could change if U.S. policy continues along its current path.
Peter Straub mixes hope and dread in latest thriller
November 9, 2003
If you could leave your dreary life behind, knowing there could be no turning back, would you do it? This is the choice ultimately awaiting 15-year-old Mark Underhill in Peter Straub’s new chiller-thriller, “Lost Boy Lost Girl.”
KCI reports passenger increase
Airport counts for September show first monthly rise since 9-11
November 9, 2003
For the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a key gauge of passengers at Kansas City International Airport shows an upward trend.
Texas-based cruise ships gain following
More lines setting sail from Gulf of Mexico
November 9, 2003
As the cruise ship pulls away from shore, a tropical mood takes over with a band playing island music and waiters handing out rum fruit drinks.
Bishop Seabury to stage ‘Antigone’ in new theater space
November 9, 2003
It’s a Monday night, and the gymnasium at Bishop Seabury Academy bustles with activity. Set builders construct capitals to anchor the top and bottom of Greek columns flanking the rear of the stage.
Noble accents and lucid, inescapable rhythms
Eighth blackbird to perform contemporary composers’ works in their midst
November 9, 2003
When the chamber music sextet eighth blackbird plays China-born composer Chen Yi’s “Qi” today at the Lied Center, she’ll be there to hear it. Probably the most internationally renowned Asian female composer of contemporary music today, Chen lives in Kansas City, Mo., where she’s a distinguished professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music.
Charmed Chiefs meet Browns today
November 9, 2003
The Kansas City Chiefs have enjoyed a charmed season most teams can only envy — especially the troubled, crippled Cleveland Browns they play host to today.
Horoscopes
November 9, 2003
Faces and places
November 9, 2003
Megan Hoss, Lawrence, recently became a consultant for Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company based in Alexandria, Minn.
Woodling: Youth served for Jayhawks
November 9, 2003
Is the future now for Kansas University’s football team? Or is the future in the, uh, future? If you watched Saturday’s Kansas-Nebraska football game at Memorial Stadium, you know the answer to both questions is yes. Kansas coach Mark Mangino made that clear when he opted for the most dramatic, radical and perhaps even controversial moves a KU football coach has made since anyone could remember.
Baldwin advances in playoffs
November 9, 2003
Another big night for the Baldwin High football team’s playmakers. Another round conquered in the Class 4A state playoffs. It’s hardly a coincidence. Baldwin beat Kansas City Piper, 41-20, Saturday at Liston Stadium and is now one of eight teams left standing in Kansas Class 4A. A state quarterfinal showdown with Fort Scott is next for the surging Bulldogs.
Notebook
November 9, 2003
Bookstore
November 9, 2003
Dean blooper hard to explain away
November 9, 2003
The can of worms that Howard Dean opened with his ill-conceived effort to identify himself as “the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks” is not one that can be resealed with the words of regret the former Vermont governor belatedly offered. By inadvertently reopening the deepest wound within the nation, the race issue, Dean hurt himself and did a disservice to his party.
The Music Man’ marches into River City
November 9, 2003
Seventy-six trombones, 110 cornets and plenty of fast-talking flim-flam will hit the Lied Center stage Saturday when Meredith Willson’s high-energy musical “The Music Man” comes to town.
NFL motto: Good one year, struggling the next
November 9, 2003
One more time, the unpredictability factor has flipped the NFL head over heels. Just as intriguing as the rise to prominence of the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys is the shocking fall from grace by the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders.
Maintenance in winter vital for equipment
November 9, 2003
The cold temperatures these past few nights have marked the end of the gardening season. However, not only do flowerbeds and vegetable gardens need winterizing. Power equipment and garden tools need attention before putting them away for the winter. Here are some tips to help you winterize your garden equipment so it will be ready next spring.
Dean rejects public funds
Competitors criticize historic move
November 9, 2003
Breaking with a nearly 30-year tradition, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean announced Saturday he would become the first Democratic presidential candidate ever to opt out of the system for publicly financing elections.
Cavaliers claim first victory
James scores 17 as Cleveland tops Wizards, 111-98
November 9, 2003
LeBron James had already proved he could play in the NBA. Now he has proof he can win. Cleveland’s rookie standout gained his first win as a pro Saturday night and the Cavaliers snapped a five-game losing streak to open the season with a 111-98 win over the Washington Wizards.
Expand the rim, Carlisle says, if you want to increase scoring
November 9, 2003
Larry Bird was a marginal athlete. That’s right, I said it. Again. Despite the fact that Bird was slow and not known for his athletic ability, there is no denying his status as one of the greatest, most intelligent basketball players we’ll ever see. Bird’s hoops IQ was further validated when he hired Rick Carlisle.
Bryant claims boos don’t bother him
November 9, 2003
Let the record show that Kobe Bryant is now, officially, a bad guy in the National Basketball Assn.
Briefly
November 9, 2003
¢ Counterfeiters already trying to cash in with bogus $20s ¢ Dioceses seek more autonomy in wake of gay consecration ¢ Gun that killed James for sale ¢ Mayor seeks arbitration in transit strike
Patient’s doctor determines eligibility for disabled license plate
November 9, 2003
As my dad gets older (late 80s), walking is more difficult. It would help him a lot to have a “disability license” so he could park closer to stores, banks, doctors, etc. He’s not really disabled, though. Might he be eligible anyway?
Junction City nurse celebrates 63-year career
November 9, 2003
LaVerne Allen can’t help but smile when she talks about her past. She speaks of her memories, the good ones and the bad. At age 84, she’s expertly played the role of wife, mother, daughter and nurse, and she’s got some stories to tell.
Review: Aquila Theatre Company’s lukewarm ‘Othello’ dominated by Iago
November 9, 2003
Aquila Theatre Company’s performance of “Othello” Friday night at the Lied Center contained all the elements of a great tragedy: a scheming villain, betrayal, murder, suicide. Ah, the classics.
Briefly
November 9, 2003
¢ Bush’s Mideast policies come under attack ¢ Royal servant discusses Prince Charles ‘incident’ ¢ Prime minister won’t seek third term
People
November 9, 2003
¢ Ditsy singer deemed comedic ¢ Carrey not so almighty in Cairo ¢ Feel-good concert goes sour ¢ Frears in line for lifetime award
Love stamp holds pair of candy hearts
November 9, 2003
Ever hear of a candy stamp?
Correction
November 9, 2003
Col. Eugene Payne Jr., commanding officer, Marine Corps Reserve Support Center in Kansas City, Mo., was pictured cutting the cake at Friday’s Marine Corps birthday celebration in Lawrence. A photo caption in the Saturday Lawrence & State section was incorrect.
Area briefs
November 9, 2003
¢ Effort to rename post office advances ¢ Senators want K.C. as site for federal office ¢ Accident closes Interstate 29 in K.C. ¢ Senator changes staffing ¢ KU senior wins computer science award
Counties combine extension offices in cost-cutting move
Budget pressures cited in consolidation of Saline, Ottawa county offices
November 9, 2003
Consolidation pressures have pounced on extension districts in Saline and Ottawa counties.
State to sell antlers, too
November 9, 2003
Buffalo won’t be the only attraction at the upcoming buffalo auction at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge.
Political fortunes may turn on economy
November 9, 2003
An earthquake rumbled across the political world late last month. It upended the assumptions of the New Hampshire primary. It shook the foundations of the various presidential candidates. It also left a lot of Democrats worried — and deeply uncomfortable.
KU message must be simple, personal, local
November 9, 2003
Kansas University is suffering growing pains. Enrollment is up; that means more students. Megamillion-dollar federal research grants roll in every week; that means more researchers. And increased tuition dollars mean, in part, more faculty. The good news is success. The bad news is — you guessed it — success.
Space elevator would raise lofty problems
November 9, 2003
Just when you think all the great ideas have been thought of, scientists dream up a concept so radical and so innovative that you wonder if they’ve been smoking reefers the size of yule logs.
Impressionable legacy
Exhibit traces career of John Talleur
November 9, 2003
The Spencer Museum of Art didn’t waste much time creating an exhibition to honor John Talleur.