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Ellen Mohney
November 16, 2003
Charles E. Stensaas
November 16, 2003
Two candidates announce run for state Senate seat
November 16, 2003
State Rep. Dale Swenson and Wichita lawyer Phil Journey announced Friday that they will run for a Kansas Senate seat being vacated by Nancey Harrington, of Goddard.
Cavs’ James jolts 76ers
Rookie scores 22 points to go with center’s 28
November 16, 2003
Zydrunas Ilgauskas didn’t care who was or wasn’t wearing a 76ers’ jersey. Four years between victories over Philadelphia was long enough.
Woodling: Kansas dreadful on road again
November 16, 2003
Mark Mangino might have been the happiest man in the world when he stepped on the bus outside Boone Pickens Stadium late Saturday afternoon. Mangino’s Kansas University football team had just been thumped, 44-21, by Oklahoma State. Furthermore, O-State coach Les Miles had his back-up quarterback throw a deep pass with under a minute remaining. And Mangino had been saddled with consecutive unsportsmanlike-conduct calls with just :07 showing. How, you ask, could Mangino possibly be so happy in the aftermath of all that?
Homeowners turn to area rugs to add color to rooms
November 16, 2003
If you’re seeking to change the look of a room in your home, consider a small investment in an area rug.
American Indian artist Barry Coffin marks homecoming with sculpture show
November 16, 2003
Artist and Lawrence native Barry Coffin carries with him a portfolio that doubles as a scrapbook. Inside are photographs of the ceramic sculptor’s whimsical American Indian figures, which have evolved over time from bold-featured, cloaked warriors to sometimes featureless, limbless suggestions of the human form.
Artwork to honor spirits of people living with AIDS
November 16, 2003
Tanya Hartman came of age at the same time as the AIDS epidemic. “In 1983, I think, the virus was labeled as the AIDS virus,” she says. “I was in college at the time, which is when you’re trying to construct your own sexual identity and experiment, and it seemed so tragic to me that people were dying from sexuality, from such a human expression of self. I’d see people in New York on the subways who had Kaposi’s sarcoma lesions, and it was so terrifying to me to see how people in the subway moved away from them, as if they were pariahs.”
Art notes
November 16, 2003
¢ Thunderbird Theatre to go cuckoo on stage ¢ Lawrence storyteller reissues first recording ¢ KU percussion group to perform at Murphy ¢ Art guild meeting to feature illustrator ¢ Blu Dot co-founder to speak about work ¢ Octarium to sing inaugural concert ¢ Tuba and Euphonium Consort to play concert ¢ KU Wind Ensemble draws noted composer ¢ Architecture students showcase work in KU gallery ¢ Israeli Organ Festival to include KU student ¢ Blue Room begins Jazz Poetry Jams series ¢ Black conductor to celebrate humanity ¢ ‘LOST’ puts modern twist on ancient tragedy ¢ Lawrence organists featured in recital ¢ Washburn students to stage plays
Briefly
November 16, 2003
¢ Former CBS chief Tisch dies at 80 ¢ Postal workers find live alligator in carton ¢ Court issues new stay in feeding tube case ¢ Schwarzenegger vows to boost Silicon Valley ¢ Workers fight remnants of wind-blown mill blaze
Don’t sell yourself short by accepting job buyout
November 16, 2003
I am trying to decide whether to accept a buyout offered by my employer. How can I tell whether this makes sense for me? If you land another job before the buyout deadline — a job you’d rather have anyway — the buyout might be a great deal.
DCAP art auction aims to raise money, decrease AIDS stigma
November 16, 2003
The number of HIV-positive clients being served by the Douglas County AIDS Project this year is about the same as the number served last year: around 60. Nothing too startling there, says DCAP director Geri Summers.
Journal-World All-Area cross country: Baldwin’s Spielman coach of year — again
November 16, 2003
Kansas faithful eager for 6th win
November 16, 2003
Ted Juneau and seven of his best friends piled into a 12-seat Ford Econoline van and spent nearly five hours on the road to see Kansas University’s football team qualify for a bowl game. They aren’t about to stop now.
Slaying victim ID’d as lawyer, single mother
Autopsy pending; clues sought
November 16, 2003
A California man’s concern about not being able to contact his fiancee led to a gruesome find by Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies sent to check a rural residence north of Lawrence. About 1 p.m. Friday, the body of Carmin Ross-Murray, 40, a former Manhattan city prosecutor and conflict mediation attorney, was found in a house at 1860 E. 1150 Road, near Lakeview Lake. She had lived there since August.
Pet Post
November 16, 2003
Surge in bookings suggests ‘04 travel upturn
November 16, 2003
A sagging economy, 9-11 and SARS. Fear of flying, war in Iraq and bombs in Bali. A weak dollar and the high price of gas. Rain here at home, April through July, and a heat wave in Paris. Is it any wonder that big vacations went out with the Wall Street boom?
Notebook
November 16, 2003
Every workday should include a nap, sleep experts say
November 16, 2003
hen fatigue strikes during the workday, employees of the Gould Evans Goodman Associates design firm in Kansas City, Mo., have an alternative to coffee and other caffeinated beverages.
Briefcase
November 16, 2003
¢ More employers seek comment during reviews ¢ Company developing ‘finger in ear’ phone ¢ Name that company
The Motley Fool
November 16, 2003
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Job-hunting tips ¢ A 138-year-old baby
17-year-old author doesn’t want to be the voice of her generation
November 16, 2003
Do not call Zoe Trope the poster child for the Baby Boomlet generation.
Therapy, adaptive devices help elderly remain active
November 16, 2003
Q. I’m worried about my mom who is in her late 70s and lives alone. She’s always been a vibrant, active woman with a zest for life. Now, when I talk to her or visit, it’s obvious that she’s withdrawing — sort of from everything. “I can’t do that anymore,” has become a standard excuse for not gardening, not playing cards, not cooking — and the list goes on. I know she has arthritis with a lot of joint pain, and I know she doesn’t see as well as she used to. But basically she’s quite healthy. Where do I start in helping and encouraging her?
College basketball now ‘kid’s game’
Let’s go, let’s play,’ new attitude of freshmen, Maryland coach Williams indicates
November 16, 2003
The temptation is too great to resist, so the search is on: Who will be the next Carmelo? Perhaps Charlie Villanueva at Connecticut. Or maybe Luol Deng at Duke. David Padgett at Kansas University has a chance, too.
Chiefs must ignore Johnson, heed Elway
November 16, 2003
Ignore Chad. Listen to Elway. In the midst of their second Super Bowl championship season, the undefeated Broncos came to town in 1998 for a game against the lowly Bengals, a team with a losing record and everything to gain. By day’s end, the Broncos felt awfully lucky to be 8-0. Terrell Davis’ touchdown run with 58 seconds left gave them a win and a warning. “Today was a great lesson for us,” Elway said. “We’ve got to be ready to play week in and week out.” Listening, Chiefs?
KU has QB conundrum
Coach getting Barmann ‘ready to play’
November 16, 2003
Bill Whittemore likely will be cleared to play in Saturday’s regular-season finale. Whether Kansas University’s injured senior quarterback actually will get on the field during the Senior Day football game against Iowa State remains to be seen.
On the record
November 16, 2003
Educators blast immersion policy
November 16, 2003
Reaction in Lawrence to state Board of Education member Connie Morris’ call for putting Spanish-speaking children in English-only classes requires no translation. “It would appear that she is motivated by something other than what is best for kids,” said Lawrence Supt. Randy Weseman.
Students show signs of learning language
November 16, 2003
Third-grader Mikayla Price is learning to speak without sound passing her lips. In rapid succession during her evening sign-language class at Deerfield School, she moved through a series of expressive hand gestures to signify the words surprise, mad, shy and bored, as well as chicken, rabbit, monkey, giraffe, dog and, finally, gerbil.
KU faces MU for Sweet 16 berth
November 16, 2003
As the No. 13 overall seed in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament, Kansas University will be the home team on the scoreboard when it faces unseeded Missouri in a second-round game today, but Maggie Mason knows “home team” is merely a technicality.
KU women hope to exhibit shooting prowess
November 16, 2003
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington knew she needed some shooters this season, and at least after one exhibition game Washington seems to have found some perimeter threats heading into in her 31st season.
Kansas fans sure to miss announcer Hill
November 16, 2003
For many fans, Kansas University’s home basketball and football games won’t be the same without golden-throated Howard Hill, who told the Journal-World Thursday he had decided to step down as public-address announcer as soon as a replacement can be found.
Higher cattle prices help shrink farm delinquencies
November 16, 2003
Boosted by record high cattle prices and a bumper wheat crop, Kansas farmers have paid off or refinanced most of their delinquent farm loans.
KU faculty author to appear at Oread Books
November 16, 2003
Kij Johnson, a lecturer in the English department at Kansas University, will talk and sign copies of her novel “The Fox Woman” from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Oread Books at the Kansas Union.
Gun-control thriller hits the bull’s-eye
November 16, 2003
In Richard North Patterson’s previous novel, “Protect and Defend,” anti-abortion and abortion rights arguments were made and dissected.
Elder abuse cases highlight system gaps
SRS says its hands often tied, despite grave concerns
November 16, 2003
They didn’t want help. Not Timothy and Berdella Harrell, who turned away a social worker because they thought they could care for Timothy’s elderly father by themselves. Not Shirley Griffith, who kicked social workers out of her home as they tried to tell her she might be vulnerable to financial exploitation.
Former Westar chief’s sentencing delayed
November 16, 2003
A federal judge has again postponed sentencing for former Westar Energy Inc. chief David Wittig and his personal banker, a delay that will also help prosecutors unravel an Arizona land deal caught up in the loan conspiracy case.
How they scored
November 16, 2003
Morency steps up for ailing OSU
November 16, 2003
Tatum Bell, Oklahoma State’s top running back, couldn’t play against Kansas University Saturday because of a sprained ankle suffered in a loss last week against Texas.
OSU, sixth win elude KU
Jayhawks turn attention to finale with Cyclones
November 16, 2003
Kansas University’s football season has come down to one game. Oklahoma State scored 21 points in the third quarter Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium and pulled away in a 44-21 rout of the Jayhawks. The lopsided loss put KU’s postseason plans on hold for the fourth straight week and left KU with just one more chance — Saturday’s home finale against Iowa State — to become bowl-eligible.
Horoscopes
November 16, 2003
Bookstore
November 16, 2003
Experts say today’s marijuana is more potent than ever
November 16, 2003
Even though baby-boomer parents might have smoked pot in their younger years, experts say the kids today should steer clear of marijuana.
Poet’s showcase
November 16, 2003
Picturing history
Photographer known for capturing momentous occasions recognizes one in move to digital media
November 16, 2003
Dirck Halstead is one of those lucky guys who picked up a camera in high school, learned how it worked, then made it work for him for nearly 50 years as one of the country’s premier photojournalists. (Photo gallery)
Briefly
November 16, 2003
¢ At least five dead in moderate earthquake ¢ Police: Suspects tried to sell uranium
Troop tribute
November 16, 2003
Wheelchair scam
November 16, 2003
Pay problem
November 16, 2003
Housing break
November 16, 2003
New stamp to honor Dr. Seuss
November 16, 2003
The “Cat in The Hat” is back — and the Grinch is not far behind. All hail Dr. Seuss.
Civil conflicts still flaring in Mideast
November 16, 2003
The blood that the bombers of al-Qaida shed in the Saudi capital of Riyadh belonged primarily to Lebanese, Egyptian and other Arab families observing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. They were victims of a well-planned mass murder that has brought al-Qaida’s war home, where it will be won or lost.
Will Gen Y’ers be citizens or cynics?
November 16, 2003
Well, so much for that bright idea. First, CNN holds a conversation between presidential candidates and young Americans, the one cohort group that oozes skepticism and regards political spin as a mortal sin.
Colds and flu: Noses run but can’t hide
November 16, 2003
Winter’s here, and you feel lousy: You’re coughing and sneezing; your muscles ache; your nose is an active mucus volcano. These symptoms — so familiar at this time of year — can mean only one thing: Tiny fanged snails are eating your brain.
Kansas Inc. president adds fuel to state’s economic think tank
November 16, 2003
Topeka-based Kansas Inc. was created by the state 17 years ago to be the deep-thinker for the Kansas economy. There’s plenty to think about these days.
Companies return to door-to-door sales
Do-not-call list forces businesses to use alternatives
November 16, 2003
Now that the national do-not-call list makes it impossible to reach millions of potential customers, some marketing companies are returning to an old-fashioned alternative: door-to-door salespeople.
Faces and places
November 16, 2003
The Circle S Ranch & Country Inn, of Lawrence, has selected Yulan Studio Inc. to provide it with a variety of marketing services. Yulan Studio, based in Leavenworth County, was hired to redevelop the Web site and redesign brochures and the catering menu.
Tiniest details make difference in straightforward veterans photo
November 16, 2003
My photograph at the American Legion Hall, portraying a group of veterans enjoying coffee and a morning conversation, is an example of photographing a subject that required some technical help to make it reproducible in the newspaper.
What are you reading?
November 16, 2003
Historic hotel: Kansas City’s Raphael features eclectic style
November 16, 2003
Billed as Kansas City’s elegant “little” hotel, The Raphael enjoys a prime location on the Country Club Plaza.
Survey predicts jump in travel spending
November 16, 2003
American travelers are planning to spend more next year, take to the air more often and visit both international and domestic destinations, according to a new survey from American Express.
Washington to be honored today
Hall of Fame to announce six inductees, including KU coach
November 16, 2003
Kansas University coach Marian Washington and three other active collegiate coaches are among the six individuals to be inducted next year into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
Not persuasive
November 16, 2003
Bechard bags 100th win as KU volleyball sweeps Iowa State
November 16, 2003
Kansas University’s volleyball team swept Iowa State Saturday night at Hilton Coliseum to give coach Ray Bechard his 100th win at KU. The Jayhawks (18-9, 10-6 Big 12 Conference) defeated the Cyclones (11-17, 3-12) by scores of 30-16, 30-19 and 30-27.
Cross country fourth, fifth at regional
November 16, 2003
Kansas University’s men’s and women’s cross country teams finished fourth and fifth, respectively, Saturday in the NCAA Midwest Regional.
Herbaceous perennials provide protection
November 16, 2003
The comfortably mild temperatures have helped make fall gardening chores rather enjoyable. As the gusty breezes continue to blow around fallen leaves, many gardeners are looking for outdoor jobs to prepare for the oncoming cold weather. So, if you just can not bring yourself to start the holiday shopping and are wanting to work outside, here are a few tips for preparing your perennial flower bed for winter.
Jewell trips Baker in OT, 28-27
November 16, 2003
Nobody on the Baker sideline possibly could have imagined the Wildcats would lose their Senior Day game when they were ahead 21-7 after three quarters.
Bird hunters sporting smiles
Northcentral part of state has been hot spot for quail, pheasant
November 16, 2003
As forecast by Wildlife and Parks, the opening weekend of the Kansas upland bird season proved to be a boon for hunters.
Liability issues have held up agri-tourism
November 16, 2003
Some lawmakers say an obstacle to developing agri-tourism in Kansas is the question of liability if a tourist is hurt on a farmer’s property.
Beached sperm whales buried
November 16, 2003
A dozen sperm whales that died after beaching themselves on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island were buried early today, conservation officials said.
Calendar
November 16, 2003
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities for residents age 55 and older. Call 842-0543 for more information.
Grand jury to examine I-70 adult bookstore
November 16, 2003
The petition calling for a grand jury to investigate an adult bookstore on Interstate 70 west of Abilene has been approved.
State officials try to raise bumper crop of tourists
Agri-tourism’s potential still ‘untapped’
November 16, 2003
Kenneth Krause, the 78-year-old owner and operator of Fieldstone Farm near Overbrook, has hundreds of apple trees in his U-Pick orchard. “I sell entertainment,” Krause says. During harvest, parents and children scurry around the orchard each weekend, enjoying the outdoors and picking ripe apples.
17 killed in worst single U.S. loss
Transfer-of-power plan by June creates ‘exit strategy’ for Washington
November 16, 2003
Two Black Hawk helicopters collided and crashed Saturday night, killing 17 American soldiers in the U.S. military’s worst single loss of life since the Iraq war began.
Correction
November 16, 2003
The father of Shannon Martin, a Kansas University student who was killed in Costa Rica, is Ross Martin. The caption by an Associated Press photographer in Saturday’s Journal-World incorrectly identified Jeff Thomas, who is the interpreter for Jeanette Stauffer, Martin’s mother.
Local briefs
November 16, 2003
¢ Naismith Hall evacuated after fire breaks out ¢ KU joins national study on dissertation criteria ¢ KU Hospital to open expanded Cancer Center
Lawmakers propose food-safety overhaul
Agriculture Department would take responsibility for all inspections
November 16, 2003
Food-safety inspections handled by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment would be transferred to the Kansas Department of Agriculture under legislation that will be considered during the next legislative session.
Broadway’s ‘Annie’ star dies at 70
November 16, 2003
Broadway star Dorothy Loudon, winner of the 1977 Tony Award for her portrayal of the mean-spirited orphanage manager in “Annie,” died Saturday. She was 70.
Car bombs blast synagogues
Two explosions kill at least 20 in Turkey
November 16, 2003
Near-simultaneous car bombs exploded outside two Istanbul synagogues filled with worshippers Saturday, killing at least 20 and wounding more than 300. The government said the attack had international links, raising suspicions that the al-Qaida terror network was involved.
Accident on Queen Mary 2 kills at least 13
Workers, their families fall 50 feet when gangway to cruise ship collapses
November 16, 2003
A gangway on the world’s largest cruise ship, the Queen Mary 2, collapsed Saturday, killing 13 people and injuring 32. Most were workers and their families on a tour of the nearly completed ship.
Arthur J. Olson
November 16, 2003
Raisa F. Plotnikov
November 16, 2003
Wilma M. Winney
November 16, 2003
Juvenile justice board names superintendents
November 16, 2003
Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority Commissioner Denise Everhart has appointed superintendents for the state juvenile corrections facilities.
Lawrence commuter report
November 16, 2003
Lawmakers reach agreement on Medicare drug bill
November 16, 2003
Republican congressional leaders said they sealed a tentative agreement Saturday on a new prescription drug benefit for the nation’s seniors, which would be the largest expansion in Medicare’s history.
Hepatitis cases exceed 500; outbreak’s source unknown
November 16, 2003
The number of people infected in a hepatitis A outbreak linked to a western Pennsylvania restaurant has exceeded 500 and is likely to continue rising for another week, state Health Department officials said Saturday.
Judith Elaine Hull
November 16, 2003
Arthur Donald White Sr.
November 16, 2003
Militants may be open to cease-fire
November 16, 2003
Palestinian militant groups are willing to halt suicide bombings and other attacks if Israel promises to stop carrying out military operations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, a top Palestinian official said Saturday, holding out hope for a truce agreement.
As soldier deaths mount, anger builds at Fort Riley
November 16, 2003
The deaths of 13 soldiers deployed from Fort Riley to Iraq has left the base reeling and prompted anger among some of those left behind.
China fears return of SARS as winter weather nears
November 16, 2003
Six months ago, the newly opened Chengdu Snacks was one of thousands of businesses forced to shut down as the streets of Beijing emptied and people stayed home in fear of SARS. The eatery reopened after a month, but business hasn’t been the same.
Energy bill would set first rules to prevent blackouts
November 16, 2003
Responding to the summer’s massive power blackout, Congress is considering in its broad energy bill the first federal rules, with penalties, to protect electricity transmission systems from rapidly cascading outages.
Miami braces for trade talks, protests
November 16, 2003
At most free trade meetings, protesters on the streets are the most vocal opponents to global economic expansion. But recently, Brazil and other developing nations have been equally resistant to proposed U.S. policies to ease trade restrictions.
Review: The Smiling Boot transcends cultural boundaries
November 16, 2003
It was a foot-tapping, knee-whacking, back-in-the-dance-hall, twirling, kind of evening at the Lied Center Friday, when an enthusiastic audience responded to La Bottine Souriante’s invitation to dance like chickens: “Just flap your arms — like this — and wag your behind — like this — like a chicken, ‘cause it’s a chicken, no, not a kitchen, a chicken song!”
In the footprints of a dance legend
Visiting artist remounts Limón’s ‘Missa Brevis’ with University Dance Company at KU
November 16, 2003
Exquisite works of art often rise out of the devastation of war. Twelve years after the end of World War II, Jose Limón took his dance company on a European tour that culminated in an extended visit to Poland.
Review: University Theatre gives Stage Too! shining inauguration with ‘Cabaret’
November 16, 2003
The University Theatre’s Stage Too! performance space was inaugurated Friday evening with the opening of the Kander and Ebb musical “Cabaret.” Directed by John Staniunas, “Cabaret” makes the most of the creative possibilities generated by the new theater.
Laws protect animals from abuse
November 16, 2003
“She’s all protected, Doctor. I got her from my friend Susie, who gave her all her shots when she still owned her. She shows champion dogs worldwide and has to have them prepared to travel at any time, so she does all that stuff herself.”
Old artworks reflect painters’ use of alternative canvases
November 16, 2003
Amateur artists often use other materials when paper or canvas is not available. Antique paintings on shovels, dried fungus, shells, breadboards or artist’s palettes are often found. Collectors like this type of folk art, and it sells for its decorative value more than for the subject matter of the painting. Sometimes the painting is by a well-known artist, and the price reflects this added value.
Don’t wait too late to hang lights
November 16, 2003
It’s time to channel your inner Clark. Griswold, that is — the holiday-lighting-obsessed hero of National Lampoon’s “Vacation” movies.
Deer permits available now
November 16, 2003
Wildlife and Parks is offering a number of resident deer permits that may be purchased without going through a drawing.
Girl’s murder highlights ‘honor killings’
November 16, 2003
Rofayda Qaoud — raped by her brothers and impregnated — refused to commit suicide, her mother recalls, even after she bought the unwed teenager a razor with which to slit her wrists. So Amira Abu Hanhan Qaoud says she did what she believes any good Palestinian parent would: restored her family’s “honor” through murder.
People
November 16, 2003
¢ Kidman wins achievement award ¢ City to honor Godfather of Soul ¢ Manilow’s musical takes nosedive ¢ Donahue to receive Reeve award
Area briefs
November 16, 2003
¢ International education KU’s focus for week ¢ Ex-KU provost to head national science panel ¢ KU to review program for general education ¢ KU professor receives leadership award ¢ Runza collects $303 to buy children’s books
Water well drilling in Western Kansas faces new limits
Strict state regulations ordered to protect Ogallala Aquifer
November 16, 2003
Citing a decline in the underground water supply, the state’s chief water engineer has imposed strict restraints on drilling for new wells in 52 southwest Kansas townships.
College briefs
November 16, 2003
¢ Ottawa women top Baker ¢ Haskell women win
Dumbing down?
At a time when science and technology are moving so quickly, backing off on curriculum requirements in those areas
November 16, 2003
Economic celebration may be premature
November 16, 2003
Washington has responded to the favorable turn in economic news with enthusiasm. When the third quarter gross domestic product showed growth of 7.2 percent and the monthly unemployment rate dropped from 6.1 to 6 percent, euphoria gripped the capital.
E.M.U. Theatre to bring Poe’s works to the stage — finally
November 16, 2003
It has been more than a year in the making, but at last E.M.U. Theatre is ready to bring “And Much of Madness” to stage.
Briefly
November 16, 2003
¢ U.S. soldiers refuse to plead to charges of abusing Iraqis ¢ Louisiana elects Blanco first-ever female governor ¢ Official: Ferry pilot’s system contained no medications ¢ Report: British security raises level of terrorist threat
Express, Liza Minnelli, John Lennon top list of fall fashion trends
November 16, 2003
Back in the early ‘80s, Express was the ultimate in cool, trendy and affordable clothing for young women and the young at heart. Neon green V-neck sweater? Got it at Express. Rubber and rhinestone bangles? Express. Bananarama-esque denim overalls? Express, of course.
Ohio State edges Purdue
Buckeyes again slip past Boilermakers, 16-13 in OT; Iowa routs Minnesota, 40-22
November 16, 2003
The snap was good. The hold was good. Ohio State’s luck was really good. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes pulled another magical escape in a tight spot Saturday, beating No. 11 Purdue 16-13 in overtime when Ben Jones missed a 36-yard field goal on the final play.
Wildcats’ win ‘very satisfying’
November 16, 2003
In his 15 years at Kansas State, Bill Snyder has turned one of the nation’s worst programs into one of the best, but he couldn’t win at Nebraska. That changed dramatically Saturday.
Quail plentiful in NW Missouri
November 16, 2003
Farmers in northwest Missouri have reported seeing more big coveys of quail this year than they have in many years.
Helicopter-related deaths rising in U.S. military
November 16, 2003
The two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters from the 101st Airborne Division destroyed Saturday in Mosul brings the total of helicopters downed in hostile actions in the past two weeks to four, with 39 service members killed and 25 wounded.
Group fights to keep circuses from coming to town
November 16, 2003
Judy Carman went to the circus as a child, but now she sees the big top as a center of fear and cruelty for the performing animals. “A lot of people don’t realize that these animals are being tortured nearly every day,” Carman said, “because they’re not going to perform these tricks unless they’re brutally beaten.”
TV explores JFK’s legacy
This week marks 40 years since president’s assassination
November 16, 2003
In the week leading up to Nov. 22, more than a dozen JFK specials invite viewers to encounter him from every vantage point on the 40th anniversary of his death.
U.N.: Al-Qaida seeking chemical weapons
November 16, 2003
The al-Qaida terror network is determined to use chemical and biological weapons and is restrained only by the technical difficulties of doing so, a U.N. expert panel said in a confidential report.
Paul V. Gump
November 16, 2003
Attorney general defends Patriot Act against critics
November 16, 2003
With the government’s anti-terrorism legal strategy under increasing scrutiny, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft tried to assure lawyers Saturday that the Bush administration welcomed oversight and was using new powers to make “quiet steady progress” in the terrorism fight.
Democratic rivals take aim at front-runner
November 16, 2003
Rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination highlighted their differences and raised money Saturday, with the high-flying Howard Dean getting much of the fire and complaining of “gang tackling.”
Briefly
November 16, 2003
¢ Grand Canyon rail plan aims at cutting traffic ¢ Concordes find new homes in museums