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Langford fighting emotional, physical strain
November 23, 2003
Keith Langford found it nearly impossible to concentrate on basketball and his studies last week. Langford, Kansas University’s junior guard from Fort Worth, Texas, was mired in an emotional funk after learning Monday that his uncle, Robbie Mitchell, had been diagnosed with cancer in his kidneys and liver.
CU rallies past Harvard
November 23, 2003
Tera Bjorklund scored 33 points, and No. 16 Colorado rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to beat Harvard, 85-81, Saturday in the Subway Classic. Bjorklund shot 12-for-14 from the field and 9-for-9 from the line for the Buffaloes (3-0).
Equipment can keep you fit at home
November 23, 2003
Got an extra bedroom you are using for storage? How about that little space in your basement that’s not jammed with boxes and old furniture? Maybe the kids have moved out, and you want to do something with their bedroom. Why not create a home gym?
Briefly
November 23, 2003
¢ Catholic Church giving on track despite scandal ¢ President signs military construction bill ¢ House compromises on spam protection bill
Briefly
November 23, 2003
¢ Kerry skipping debate for Medicare filibuster ¢ Dean seeks support from Michigan voters
Briefly
November 23, 2003
¢ Reports: Boston archbishop to discuss closing parishes ¢ Hepatitis A outbreak ‘successfully ended’ ¢ Japan to slap 30 percent tariff on U.S. steel
Everyone fits in’ at Lawrence’s annual Bizarre Bazaar
Artist Shanna Wagner to hawk her ‘funky, interesting’ stained glass and mosaic wares at the still-growing holiday art sale
November 23, 2003
OK, so Shanna Wagner’s glass creations aren’t all that bizarre. In her basement studio, she joins shards of clear, textured and colored glass with molten lead to form whimsical mirrors in sunburst shapes and three-dimensional star ornaments. Glass bits also masquerade as precious stones in her mosaic square jewelry.
No. 5 Wolverines bounce No. 4 Buckeyes
November 23, 2003
John Navarre cradled the Big Ten trophy as he walked into the interview room with tears in his eyes and a championship hat on his head. The coronation was complete.
Third-string tailback sparks Cowboys again
November 23, 2003
Oklahoma State soon will have to bid farewell to the best receiver in school history. But the Cowboys may have found their next great tailback.
UNC solid in Williams’ debut
McCants scores 18 as Heels rout Old Dominion
November 23, 2003
Shot selection was better, the unselfishness returned, and the defense picked up for No. 9 North Carolina in Saturday night’s opener. And it seemed like old times with Roy Williams back on the bench.
KU ‘really good’ in win over Texas A&M
November 23, 2003
Snubbed from last year’s NCAA Tournament, Kansas University’s volleyball squad is doing everything within its power to qualify this season.
Leader of ex-Soviet nation declares state of emergency
Georgia’s parliament seized
November 23, 2003
The opposition seized Georgia’s parliament Saturday, chasing out President Eduard Shevardnadze and declaring an interim government as tens of thousands of supporters thronged the streets of the capital. Shevardnadze, backed by his head of police, declared a state of emergency.
Telephones developed into decorative object
November 23, 2003
It is much easier to call home for the holidays than it was 100 years ago. Telephones are improving each year. Today it is easy to buy a cell phone that can take pictures, keep track of your calendar, send messages and fit in your pocket. Antique phones were very different. Those made before 1900 were often large, wall-hung wooden boxes, sometimes called “coffin phones” because of their shape. There was no dial, and calls were made with the help of a live operator.
Topeka doctor claims treatment cures hepatitis C
November 23, 2003
Topeka physician Shekhar Challa sees hepatitis C patients every day. Though Challa, president of Kansas Medical Clinic, doesn’t suffer from the condition, he said his patients’ struggles with the virus had pulled on his heartstrings.
In Van Go’s east Lawrence studio, at-risk teens learn that with art, as life, the sky’s the limit
November 23, 2003
The kids at Van Go JAMS! call Ronnie Garrett “Grandpa.” That’s because, at 21, he’s already something of a veteran of the arts-based employment program.
Raptors finally win on road
Toronto tops New Jersey
November 23, 2003
The Toronto Raptors finally found a team they could beat on the road: the struggling, feuding New Jersey Nets, who happened to be without Jason Kidd.
FDA panel endorses rival wrinkle-smoothing gels
November 23, 2003
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel Friday endorsed competing injectable gels that combat facial wrinkles, smoothing the way for a big marketing showdown.
City briefs
November 23, 2003
¢ Psychology professor wins HOPE Award ¢ Authorities clear scene where slain woman found ¢ Oskaloosa driver critical after one-vehicle wreck
Fowler has big game for Jayhawks
Sophomore safety has two interceptions, returns one for TD
November 23, 2003
Rodney Fowler hadn’t made many plays for Kansas University’s defense in the Jayhawks’ first 11 football games. Saturday against Iowa State, he made two big ones in a 36-7 victory at Memorial Stadium that made KU bowl eligible for the first time since 1995.
Tough tickets
The hottest topic on campus right now seems to be who gets basketball tickets and where.
November 23, 2003
It seems that the hottest issue facing Kansas University’s faculty and staff these days has little to do with education or teaching; it’s all about basketball tickets.
Turkey’s PM pledges to catch accomplices
November 23, 2003
Turkey’s prime minister assured mourners Saturday that police would catch the accomplices of the four Turkish suicide bombers who carried out recent Istanbul attacks that killed 57 and injured hundreds more.
Analysis: U.S. pressure puts Turkey in difficult spot
November 23, 2003
By leaning on Turkey to be more of a help in Iraq, the United States inadvertently may have helped to nudge its Muslim NATO ally into the cross hairs of Islamic militants.
N.Y. exhibit takes viewers inside German artist’s world
November 23, 2003
Theirs are the faces of joy and sorrow, resignation and rebellion.
Medicare bill’s future in hands of Senate
Bill passes House by just five votes
November 23, 2003
The fate of the Medicare prescription drug bill rests with 100 senators after the measure narrowly passed the House, which endured a dusk-to-dawn debate capped by the longest roll call vote in the chamber’s history.
Suicide bombers kill at least 14 in Iraq
November 23, 2003
Suicide car bombers struck two police stations north of the capital Saturday within half an hour, killing at least 12 Iraqis and two attackers. Insurgents hit a civilian cargo plane with a surface-to-air missile, but the aircraft landed safely in Baghdad, a military official said.
Attorney urges right-to-die discussion
November 23, 2003
Bill Colby wants you to think about death this holiday season. Colby, a Prairie Village attorney who represented the family of Nancy Cruzan in a landmark right-to-die case, says the holidays are the perfect time for families to talk about their last wishes.
People
November 23, 2003
¢ Come on down for Barker’s 80th ¢ Tori Spelling as Scrooge ¢ Downey’s happy ending ¢ Too much variety
Faces and places
November 23, 2003
Briefly
November 23, 2003
¢ Thousands demand president’s resignation ¢ Rocket damages hotel where foreigners stay ¢ Reparations proposed for human rights abuses
GOP maneuvers corner Democrats
November 23, 2003
If you want to measure the growing sophistication of the Republican leaders of Congress, you have only to compare the end-of-the-session agendas of 1995, their first year in power, with those of the last two years.
Genetic flaw makes dirt invisible to men
November 23, 2003
I like to think that I am a modest person. (I also like to think that I look like Brad Pitt naked, but that is not the issue here.)
Wildcats win Big 12 North
K-State earns date with No. 1 Sooners in title game
November 23, 2003
Darren Sproles’ last 10 carries went for just 24 yards. By then, though, the damage to Missouri’s Big 12 Conference North division title aspirations was done. Sproles ran for a school-record 273 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 19 Kansas State clinched the division championship with a 24-14 victory Saturday night over the Tigers.
Sooners win battle of high-flying attacks
OU’s White throws for 394 yards, four TDs
November 23, 2003
It was billed as a showdown between the nation’s top-ranked offense against the stingiest defense. B.J. Symons and Texas Tech never had a chance.
KU fans have high hopes for bowl game
November 23, 2003
Kansas University football fans are ready to go bowling. Celebrating the Jayhawks’ 36-7 thrashing Saturday of Iowa State, fans were relishing thoughts of seeing their team in a postseason game for the first time since 1995.
Commission to expand water district
Changes aid 125 customers on waiting list
November 23, 2003
Douglas County commissioners are about to open the spigot on expansion of a rural water district southeast of Lawrence.
Muslims become hot niche market for U.S. businesses
November 23, 2003
Since the Sept. 11 attacks, Muslims have been under intense scrutiny from terrorism fighters, but they’ve also been getting some more welcome attention from American businesses. They’ve become a hot new niche market.
Attacked surfer highly sought-after
Thirteen-year-old survived shark bite
November 23, 2003
There’s talk of a reality show and a clothing line, speaking appearances and a book — a lot of attention for a 13-year-old girl who’s never recorded a song or rehearsed a script.
How they scored
November 23, 2003
Arts notes
November 23, 2003
¢ Egg decorating contest entries due Dec. 19 ¢ Lied Center programs nationally recognized ¢ KPR to perform annual holiday show ¢ KU music series brings renowned violinists ¢ Eric Carle stories come to life at Lied Center ¢ Museum to have turkey time for tots ¢ Holiday open house set at museum gift shop ¢ Auction to benefit Accessible Arts ¢ Olive Gallery to offer handmade holiday gifts
James L. Childers
November 23, 2003
Republican governors talk strategy for next year’s elections
November 23, 2003
Republican governors, relishing their dominance from the White House to state legislatures, discussed strategy Saturday for expanding their power in next year’s state and national elections.
Former city planner may be Georgia bound
November 23, 2003
A onetime director of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Office is a finalist for a similar post in Savannah, Ga.
Canadiens win NHL’s first outdoor game
November 23, 2003
Wayne Gretzky was the warmup act on a very cold day. The NHL went outside for the first time in league history, and the Montreal Canadiens braved the elements well enough to beat the Edmonton Oilers, 4-3, Saturday night.
Ellen Burstyn’s Broadway return bittersweet and short
November 23, 2003
Ellen Burstyn’s return to the Longacre Theatre has been less messy than her debut years ago but also bittersweet — and short.
Alliance seeks to save prairie
November 23, 2003
Preservation of the Flint Hills — home of the largest expanse of tallgrass prairie in the world — has been cussed and discussed for decades. In the 1990s, incorporation of the Z Bar/Spring Hill Ranch in Chase County into the national park system caused heartburn among many ranchers who feared the government would take their property. “Private Lands in Private Hands,” read some ranchers’ hand-painted signs after the Z Bar deal went down.
Auctioneers on the hunt for hidden treasures
November 23, 2003
The saying one man’s trash is another man’s treasure has true meaning for Sedalia antique dealer Jim Johnson.
Bookstore
November 23, 2003
D.C.-area money to fight terror used for jackets, janitors
November 23, 2003
Two years after Congress approved a massive infusion of cash to help gird the Washington area against terrorism, much of the $324 million remains unspent or is funding projects with questionable connections to homeland security.
Horoscopes
November 23, 2003
Notebook
November 23, 2003
Ex-KU coach silent after loss
ISU’s Allen declines comment
November 23, 2003
Terry Allen was awarded the game ball after Iowa State’s 45-3 football victory over Kansas University last season in Ames, Iowa. The Cyclone players, you might recall, devoted their resounding season-opening win to ISU’s first-year associate head coach/tight ends coach, who was fired as KU head coach with three games left to play in the 2001 season — Allen’s fifth on Mount Oread.
Poet’s showcase
November 23, 2003
City briefs
November 23, 2003
¢ Indoor pool to close Wednesday, Thursday ¢ District seeking ideas for online charter school
Stamp honors U.N. dead, wounded
November 23, 2003
“Fallen in the Cause of Peace.”
Faulty logic
November 23, 2003
Lawn toxins
November 23, 2003
Testing reigns
November 23, 2003
Tiahrt boosts project to bring baseball to Iraq
November 23, 2003
A Wichita man’s project to send baseball equipment to the Middle East is getting some big-league support.
Anti-war movement struggles in U.S.
November 23, 2003
What’s an anti-war activist to do after war breaks out? Judging from the peace movement in the eight months since the invasion of Iraq, there seem to be three options: Admit defeat, find a new cause or keep up the fight.
Nation mourns anniversary of JFK’s assassination
November 23, 2003
Thousands of mourners, conspiracy theorists and the just plain curious gathered Saturday along the downtown street where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 40 years earlier, with many of them recalling where they had been at the very moment they heard the news.
David John Mater
November 23, 2003
Ann G. Ballenger
November 23, 2003
Francis Van Etten
November 23, 2003
Services for Francis Van Etten, Garnett, were Saturday at Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel in Garnett. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery.
Lawrence commuter report
November 23, 2003
Jayhawks thrilled after sensational season
November 23, 2003
Any tears shed by Kansas University’s soccer players following Friday’s 1-0 season-ending loss to No. 2 UCLA were either non-existent or very well hidden.
Ottawa U. falls in NAIA playoffsa U. falls
November 23, 2003
Ottawa University’s run in the NAIA football playoffs ended in the first round.
Economy boosts Bush in polls
Improvement distracts U.S. from Iraq woes
November 23, 2003
The strengthening economy is giving President Bush a boost with the public, just as postwar Iraq is becoming more of a liability.
Analysis: Dean takes risks with election stances
November 23, 2003
Watching a parade last summer, White House political guru Karl Rove grew animated when a group of Howard Dean supporters marched by. “Come on, everybody! Go, Howard Dean!” Rove cheered.
Bell ringer charged with stealing money
November 23, 2003
A Salvation Army bell ringer has been charged with stealing donations and using some of the proceeds to buy a lottery ticket.
County attorney, commissioner pay towing bill for sheriff’s car
November 23, 2003
Trego County’s sheriff has his patrol car back after a county commissioner and the county attorney paid $561 to get it out of impoundment at a local towing company.
Topekan to officially kick off 2nd District candidacy
Boyda gearing up to challenge Ryun for Congress
November 23, 2003
A lifelong Republican has switched political parties to challenge former Olympian Jim Ryun in next year’s congressional elections.
Israeli guards killed in border clash
November 23, 2003
Gunmen shot and killed two Israeli security guards Saturday at a construction site for the disputed barrier that Israel is erecting along its frontier with the West Bank.
Fifth suspect arrested in shooting
November 23, 2003
A fifth man wanted in the January 2002 shooting death of a St. Joseph high school senior and his cousin waived extradition from Kansas to Missouri on Friday and was being sent to Jackson County on second-degree murder charges.
Protesters drowned out by military school’s music
November 23, 2003
Demonstrators gathered outside Fort Benning to protest a military school were hit with a sonic barrage Saturday: patriotic music Army officials had blaring from the main gate.
Talks resume in Calif. grocery strikes
November 23, 2003
Striking grocery clerks and three supermarket chains resumed talks Saturday as a busload of supporters distributed coupons for free Thanksgiving turkeys to boost morale on the picket lines.
Board eyes dropping biology as graduation requirement
November 23, 2003
The Lawrence school board will be asked to drop a requirement that students pass biology to graduate from high school. Under the proposal, students would still be required to take the course. But success or failure in that class wouldn’t determine whether they graduate.
U.S. golfers whitewashed, 6-0
Internationals take three-point lead in Presidents Cup
November 23, 2003
Jack Nicklaus felt apologetic as he stood on the first tee Saturday, his U.S. team holding a big lead and poised to turn the Presidents Cup into a rout.
Baylor starts strong
Emotional win marks Drew’s debut
November 23, 2003
With black stripes on their jerseys in remembrance of a slain teammate, the Baylor Bears started the new season with a win.
6Sports video: Kansas gains sixth win at ISU’s expense
November 23, 2003
Bill Whittemore’s return was a welcome one for the Jayhawks, who are now bowl eligible with the 36-7 victory.
Vintage fish lure fetches fortune
November 23, 2003
A collector from South Carolina last weekend paid more than $100,000 for an 1859 copper fishing lure, a record price for an American fishing collectible at auction.
KDWP to offer bargain
November 23, 2003
Just in time for Christmas, Wildlife and Parks will offer 19 days of free hunting, fishing and park entrance to anyone who buys a 2004 Kansas license or permit.
Youth hunt set at Perry
November 23, 2003
The Corps of Engineers will play host to a youth deer hunt Dec. 13-14 at Perry Lake’s Slough Creek Park.
Anthony couple still truckin’
Seniors see country while hauling freight
November 23, 2003
Jackie Powell hoisted herself into the navigator seat of the gleaming gold-and-turquoise 2003 Peterbilt parked at the Big M Truck Stop and took command.
Calendar
November 23, 2003
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities for residents age 55 and older. Call 842-0543 for more information.
MLK’s former home now restored, open to tourists
November 23, 2003
The home where Martin Luther King Jr. changed from Montgomery pastor to national civil rights leader has been restored to its 1950s appearance, providing another tourist site in a city that describes itself as the “Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement.”
Hollywood writing the book on fashion this season
November 23, 2003
Hollywood Boulevard meets Seventh Avenue in this year’s crop of fashion gift books, with the likes of Gwyneth and Halle edging out the Calvins and the Versaces — at least for the moment.
Style briefs
November 23, 2003
¢ Wang named among Glamour’s top women ¢ Nicole Miller unveils sportswear collection ¢ MAC AIDS Fund raising funds for AIDS ¢ Hairdos can spruce up holiday gatherings
Photo captures emotion of celebratory moment
November 23, 2003
Sports pictures are sometimes the hardest to shoot because you’re trying to catch both emotion and action at the same time.
Veterinarians develop sports medicines
November 23, 2003
Horse and hound are ready for their screen tests. As director Rob Gillette watches, his stars undergo their final preparations. This includes being covered with tiny reflective bulbs, 28 on the horse, 24 on the dog. Under the lights, these make the animals’ coats glow like an Elton John costume. The purpose of the bulbs, however, isn’t decorative.
ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale to appear at Oread Books
November 23, 2003
ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale will sign copies of his just-published memoir “Dick Vitale’s Living a Dream: Reflections on 25 Years Sitting in the Best Seat in the House” Tuesday at Oread Books on level two of the Kansas Union.
Slow-moving ‘Train’ is strong in characters and atmosphere
November 23, 2003
One of the main characters in Pete Dexter’s new novel “Train” earns the nickname the “Mile-Away Man.”
Liberals winning left versus right battle in Lawrence bookstores
November 23, 2003
The lefties may be losing at the polls, but they are winning on the best seller lists. “I think there is an increasing groundswell of anger among non-Bush fans,” said Ruth Lichtwardt, assistant book buyer at Oread Books, which is on level two of the Kansas Union.
What are you reading?
November 23, 2003
Community theater out to prove ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ after all
November 23, 2003
Bells will be ringing, children will be singing and an angel will get its wings. It’s the time of year for people to revisit the classic holiday film “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Seger heads list of rock Hall of Fame inductees
November 23, 2003
Longtime Detroit rocker Bob Seger was among seven acts announced Thursday as a new inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Kansas’ relationship with water not resilient, expert says
November 23, 2003
How could we Kansans have presumed to tame rivers and streams with dams? To turn arid lands into a garden by mining water from rock buried deep underground?
Review: KU dancers stage stirring ‘Missa Brevis’
November 23, 2003
Choreographer Jose Limón called “Missa Brevis” his prayer for world peace. And though the 1958 work was the dancer’s very specific response to the devastation of World War II, its illustration of hope and faith amid the most defeating circumstances rings universal and timeless.
Jessica Lynch book to debut at No. 1 on New York Times best-seller list
November 23, 2003
Reviews have been mixed, and the facts are in question, but the authorized biography of Pfc. Jessica Lynch will still claim a cherished position in the publishing industry: No. 1 on The New York Times’ list of nonfiction best sellers.
Lawrence datebook
November 23, 2003
On the record
November 23, 2003
Communities join forces to prosper
Programs link counties to encourage, manage local entrepreneurship
November 23, 2003
It’s a simple concept: Local people come up with homegrown ideas for starting a business, word spreads, and soon everyone in the community pitches in.
Whitney Museum opens Gorky retrospective
November 23, 2003
Arshile Gorky spent three weekends in 1942 at the rural Connecticut farm of fellow artist Saul Schary, staring closer and closer at the landscape until the apple orchard before him transformed into patterns and lines.
Holiday food harmful to pets
November 23, 2003
The tumultuous holiday season can be stressful enough for people who plan for it, but what about for our pets? The holidays can be satisfying and safe for your pet if you take some steps to protect them from often hidden dangers.
Sanitation helps counter drain flies
November 23, 2003
Cold temperatures outside can mean warm, humid conditions inside. When trying to keep the chill of winter out, you may find another unwanted visitor trapped within. Drain flies, sometimes called moth flies, are a common and often overlooked insect associated with moist, highly organic areas such as sink drains, shower drains and areas with rotten vegetation. If you start finding a fuzzy, slow fly in the home, here is what you should do to clean up the situation.
Kansas quarter: Wisconsin art
Image suggested for coin may be from other state
November 23, 2003
It’s an iconic image, painted by one of Kansas’ favorite sons. A well-muscled farmer stands in a an ocean of wheat, clutching a few stalks in his hand. Behind him, a couple of wind-blown children play against the backdrop of a cloudy sky. The work by John Steuart Curry is so well-known that the Kansas Commemorative Coin Design Committee made it one of five nominees to represent the state on the “Kansas Quarter” to be unveiled in 2005.
Natural gas cost solutions in short supply
Summit yields ideas for long-term price controls
November 23, 2003
When the state’s energy experts gathered last month to discuss how to curb rising natural gas prices this winter, they saw few — if any — short-term solutions. “There’s very little that can be done in Kansas and even across the country,” said Lee Allison, director of the Kansas Geological Survey and chairman of the state Energy Resources Coordination Council.
Perry graduates must now pass tests
Class of ‘07 will take math, reading exams
November 23, 2003
Freshman Kyle Volle doesn’t fret about a new requirement that he must pass math and reading tests to graduate from Perry-Lecompton High School. In fact, he’s looking forward to taking both mandatory exams in the spring. “I kind of like it,” Volle said. “It guarantees that more people will be able to get a solid job.”
Victory over Cyclones makes Jayhawks bowl eligible
KU stuffs ISU for sixth win
November 23, 2003
Mark Mangino has taken a bad football team and made it bowl eligible. Kansas University gave itself a chance for a postseason berth with a 36-7 win Saturday over Iowa State at Memorial Stadium. With injured senior quarterback Bill Whittemore returning to guide the offense, KU racked up 401 total yards.
Woodling: Kansas likely headed to Tangerine Bowl
November 23, 2003
After a seemingly endless string of Novembers to forget, Kansas University football has a November to remember again. On a steel gray November day, KU played and won a meaningful football game. OK, it was over Iowa State, one of the Big 12 Conference’s worst teams, but it was Win No. 6, and it made the Jayhawks eligible for a bowl game.
U.S., Europe must be united on Mideast
November 23, 2003
American efforts to push Arab states and the Palestinians to embrace democracy may be a case of too little too soon, suggests Joschka Fischer, the wry ex-radical given the task of stabilizing Germany’s ragged relations with the United States.
Careening Jackson may finally crash
November 23, 2003
And so, Michael Jackson’s story comes round to a place that seems, in hindsight, inevitable. A police raid on the Santa Barbara amusement park he calls home. New accusations of child molestation involving a 12-year-old boy. His arrest.
Developers turn dumps into golf courses
Environmentalist groups concerned ‘brownfields’ create health risks
November 23, 2003
From the 100-foot hill of the 12th tee at McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links, players negotiate undulating, treeless fairways dotted with sand traps. The casinos of Atlantic City glitter 10 miles away.
Tis time to examine tax savings
November 23, 2003
Sure, federal tax rates on income, capital gains and dividends were cut this year, but taxes are still a vile and onerous burden.
Bachelorette’ couple plan pricey wedding
TV nuptials thought to cost over $1 million
November 23, 2003
Scratch that toaster you thought about giving “Bachelorette” couple Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter for a wedding gift.
Cartoon called slur against Islam
November 23, 2003
Did Johnny Hart — the beloved creator of “B.C.” and one of the most widely read cartoonists on Earth — sneak a vulgar defamation of Islam into the comics pages last week?
The Motley Fool
November 23, 2003
¢ Name that company
Religious leaders form group opposing Bush
November 23, 2003
Mixing preaching with politics, several liberal and moderate religious leaders have started a political group to oppose President Bush’s re-election.
Holidays still can be fulfilling for relatives with dementia
November 23, 2003
I’m dreading the holidays. My mom is in the midstages of Alzheimer’s disease. She’s in an assisted-living home most of the time, but will be with our extended family for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Her memory and ability fluctuate so much. I want her to have a good time and don’t want the other relatives to feel wary about being around her. Do you have some tips that might help me cope?
Salem witch trials project revises historical picture
November 23, 2003
The little that was known about Ann Dolliver suggested an unhappy life during wicked times.
Prepare for repairs
To save hard lessons learned, choose wisely when deciding between doing it yourself or hiring professionals
November 23, 2003
We’ve all heard of do-it-yourself projects that went south, and maybe we’ve even participated in a few. John and Angie Friedrich, however, have outdone most folks in this department.
Baldwin has two players, coach on honor squad; two Chieftains recognized
Journal-World All-Area Volleyball Team
November 23, 2003
Last year, the Baldwin High volleyball team kicked down the usually locked door, going 31-10 and appearing in its first state tournament in three decades. This year, the Bulldogs came charging through the entryway they had busted open in 2002.
Retailers likely to deck stores with bargains
November 23, 2003
In the annual waiting game between shoppers and retailers this holiday season, expect retailers to move first. Savvy shoppers know about the waiting game. Retailers wait as long as they can before marking down prices, and shoppers wait as long as they can to buy, hoping to get the best deal.
Chiefs know Raiders will run
With passing game on fritz, Oakland will pound at weak run defense
November 23, 2003
If the Oakland Raiders are having trouble game-planning for Kansas City, let them talk to Ryan Sims. “Run the ball,” the Chiefs’ defensive tackle said. “Hey, we haven’t stopped the run all year. Run the ball.”