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Leads grow cold for missing student
Police suspect 22-year-old was abducted
November 30, 2003
The search for Dru Sjodin continued Sunday as about 150 volunteers and law enforcement scoured farmland south and east of the Grand Forks, N.D., SuperTarget store for any signs that may lead them to the missing 22-year-old attending the University of North Dakota.
Vespers concerts to start holiday season on all the right notes
Jazz Vespers returns as Holiday Vespers adds third performance
November 30, 2003
Age-old traditions will blend with new-age renditions and be-bop conventions during Kansas University’s Vespers extended weekend.
What are you reading?
November 30, 2003
Shipwreck begins giving up riches
November 30, 2003
Historical records indicate the side-wheel steamer SS Republic was carrying 20,000 gold coins — worth $120 million to $180 million today — in 1865 when a hurricane sent it to the bottom of the Atlantic.
Seven killed in Iraq ambush
Attack won’t affect Spanish presence, leader says
November 30, 2003
Assailants ambushed a team of Spanish intelligence officers Saturday, killing seven agents in a bloody new attack on U.S. allies in Iraq. Two Japanese diplomats were shot to death in a separate attack.
Prime minister threatens to leave peace talks
Qureia objects to Israel’s security barrier; Israel says only goal is to protect citizens
November 30, 2003
Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia on Saturday harshly criticized Israel’s West Bank security barrier, threatening to pull out of peace negotiations if construction of the structure isn’t halted.
Poinsettias save the day
Best-selling plants keep nurseries in the green
November 30, 2003
Central Christian Church’s congregation expects the sanctuary to be filled with colorful poinsettias during the Christmas season.
Blue Valley rallies past Cougars
November 30, 2003
For most of three quarters of the Class 5A title game there was little reason to believe Blue Valley had any business hanging with Salina South, let alone beating it.
Book briefs
November 30, 2003
¢ J-W photographer to sign ‘America 24/7’ at Borders ¢ Raven Bookstore to have regional authors event ¢ Missouri native to read in Midwest Poets Series ¢ New Letters Web site features literary calendar
Higher tax may follow Sunday sales
November 30, 2003
Some legislators hope to repeal the state’s ban on Sunday liquor and beer sales, but others now see an opportunity to bargain for higher taxes on alcohol to raise money in tight budget times for education and other programs.
Analysts say KU graduate may be next Boeing CEO
Recent firing makes Mulally likely contender
November 30, 2003
A recent shakeup of Boeing Co.’s top management has some aviation analysts speculating that Lawrence native and Kansas University graduate Alan Mulally is in line to be the next chief executive of the world’s largest aerospace company.
Craftsmen hone timber’s potential
November 30, 2003
The postcard announcing “Out of the Woods,” an exhibition opening Wednesday at the Lawrence Arts Center, begins to convey part of Rick Stein’s purpose for organizing the show.
Gary Larson revisits ‘The Far Side’
November 30, 2003
Crafty cows, restless chickens, talking insects and dorky scientists are invading bookstores across the nation. This can mean only one thing: Gary Larson is back.
Faces and places
November 30, 2003
Capitol Federal Savings donated more than 450 late-model personal computers to more than 20 various nonprofit organizations within its various market areas of Kansas. Among the organizations scheduled to receive computer equipment is Lawrence-based Van Go Mobile Arts.
People
November 30, 2003
¢ Van Dyke turns to virtual funnies ¢ Crawford joins young survivors ¢ Navarro, Electra tie knot ¢ Zellweger downplays weight gains
License tags tell stories
November 30, 2003
Cattle ranchers in Illinois reported an unusual problem in 1942: Cows had acquired a taste for license plates.
Peaceful feast
November 30, 2003
North Carolina survives scare
November 30, 2003
Seconds into his postgame news conference, coach Roy Williams peeked at the stat sheet just to make sure North Carolina was still unbeaten. Somehow, the Tar Heels were.
Winter weather strains homeless, agencies
November 30, 2003
In the 20 years he has spent on the streets of Lawrence, Joe Winauski has developed a hatred for winter. “Terrible. Every winter is terrible,” Winauski said Friday, over lunch at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen.
Notes on what’s new in fashion
November 30, 2003
Since the holidays are just around the corner, we thought we’d check in with that lavish package of holiday cheer known as the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog. Here are the bare basics of what you need to know about this year’s version.
Building community
Baldwin residents transforming old lumberyard into arts center
November 30, 2003
Sandy Cardens stands on an aging catwalk, glancing from the weathered wooden trusses to the boarded-up storage bins at the Ives-Hartley Lumber Co. and sees potential.
Festival of Trees to benefit children
Celestial Iron Works is featured artist
November 30, 2003
Folks searching for a unique alternative to the traditional tannenbaum can find one at the annual Festival of Trees.
Serendipity leads to shot picked for national photo book
November 30, 2003
During the week of May 12-18, I was given the opportunity to join professional and amateur photographers, including 36 Pulitzer Prize winners, in a visual documentation of a week-in-the-life of America. Considered the largest digital photographic project in history, the resulting book “America 24/7,” is the product of 25,000 photographers from across the country shooting more than a million pictures.
Briefly
November 30, 2003
¢ Graham defends film about life of Christ ¢ Shopper trampled in rush at Wal-Mart ¢ Settlement allows boy to attend private school ¢ Fire marshal orders freeze on ice hotel
FSU scraps past Florida
Players brawl after Seminoles’ wild 38-34 win
November 30, 2003
P.K. Sam ran a twisting, whirling, falling-down pass route for a 52-yard touchdown that lifted Florida State to a 38-34 victory over Florida Saturday, a spectacular game that was marred by a brawl at midfield after the game ended.
KU routs Tech, strengthens NCAA hopes
November 30, 2003
It was fitting Sarah Rome thumped the first kill for Kansas University during its Senior Night volleyball match at the Horejsi Center.
Nichols defense costs top $3 million
November 30, 2003
The cost of defending bombing conspirator Terry Nichols against state murder charges has surpassed $3 million.
Rings’ fever grips nation
Return of King’ to premiere in New Zealand
November 30, 2003
Giant trolls and serpents swarm over buildings, fearsome warrior orcs prowl the streets, and the childlike face of Frodo Baggins beams down from billboards.
Fulfill travelers’ holiday wishes with these gifts
November 30, 2003
Some people travel with a toothbrush and a credit card. Others prefer to be prepared — sometimes even pampered. For these travelers, there are holiday gift possibilities galore — from practical items like book lights and electrical adapters, to extravagant presents like trendy bags or a digital camera. And for the traveler whose suitcase is already bursting, go for the gift certificate.
Pet post
November 30, 2003
Blue Valley football wins Class 5A championship
November 30, 2003
Bookstore
November 30, 2003
Reforms’ won’t do much to stifle everyday greed
November 30, 2003
Is corruption in the financial markets a daily fact of life for investors, or are the occasional waves of scandal just aberrations in a generally honest marketplace?
Briefcase
November 30, 2003
¢ Cell phone customers ready to cut land lines ¢ Many adults, teens need lesson on auto insurance ¢ Name that company
Voters splitting on religious lines
November 30, 2003
Want to know how Americans will vote next Election Day? Watch what they do the prior weekend.
Horoscopes
November 30, 2003
Poet’s showcase
November 30, 2003
Festival of Trees benefits Shelter Inc.
November 30, 2003
It’s grown to be an annual holiday favorite in Lawrence, and it helps a good cause.
Calendar
November 30, 2003
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities during the week for residents age 55 and older. Call Senior Services at 842-0543 for more information.
Gingerbread Festival set for 10th year
November 30, 2003
Lawrence will experience a housing boom in the next couple of weeks.
KPR to offer holiday programs
November 30, 2003
Kansas Public Radio’s KANU FM 91.5 offers several holiday-themed programs in December.
Kansas Nutcracker’ to perform on 8 dates
November 30, 2003
If Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the “Nutcracker Ballet” composer, could see the Lawrence Arts Center remake his ballet into “Kansas Nutcracker,” he might be a little confused.
Market to provide various foods
November 30, 2003
The annual Holiday Farmers Market will have something for everyone.
Church to display nativities
November 30, 2003
Chances are most people have never seen more than 300 nativities from around the world all in one place, but a Lawrence church is giving them the opportunity to do just that.
Students ready for Vespers
November 30, 2003
A holiday fixture at Kansas University is ready to entertain audiences for the 79th year.
Booklet features American flag history
November 30, 2003
Since Sept. 11, 2001, Americans have begun displaying the flag in homes and cars and even on clothing.
Barbaric thinking
November 30, 2003
Fighting back?
November 30, 2003
No science
November 30, 2003
Stoops takes Arizona football post
OU’s co-defensive coordinator inherits last-place team
November 30, 2003
Mike Stoops, the younger brother of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, was introduced Saturday as the new head coach at Arizona and promised a return to the glory days of bowl games and all-out defense.
Solich fired as Nebraska’s coach
November 30, 2003
Nebraska football coach Frank Solich was fired Saturday night after winning more than 75 percent of his games over six seasons but failing to keep the Cornhuskers as the national powerhouse they were under Tom Osborne.
Mizzou returner James sets another record
November 30, 2003
Zack Abron wasn’t the only record breaker in Missouri’s regular-season finale.
Kansas tops Sac State
November 30, 2003
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team claimed its first victory in three tries this season, downing Sacramento State, 70-64, Saturday at MacArthur Court.
Haskell women fall to Avila, 72-69
November 30, 2003
Samantha Pete scored 21 points and Mellissa Catron added 10, but Haskell Indian Nations University’s women’s basketball squad lost, 72-69, Saturday to Avila.
Longhorns await fate in BCS bowl selection
November 30, 2003
Now the wait begins for No. 6 Texas.
Tigers tested in opener
Missouri outlasts Oakland, Mich., 90-85
November 30, 2003
Rickey Paulding’s and Arthur Johnson’s return home almost turned into a disaster. Paulding scored 21 points, and Johnson added 19 to lead No. 5 Missouri to a tough season-opening 90-85 victory over Oakland Saturday night.
Kansas State falls to Penn State, 69-56
November 30, 2003
Tanisha Wright had 23 points in No. 7 Penn State’s 69-56 victory over No. 9 Kansas State Saturday in the championship game of the Junkanoo Shootout. Last season, Kansas State beat the Lions, 88-66, in the finals of the Preseason NIT.
Chiefs hope to keep momentum rolling against sad-sack Chargers
November 30, 2003
This one could get ugly real fast. The NFL’s best team, the Kansas City Chiefs, visits the league’s new doormat, the San Diego Chargers, and the stakes are as different as the teams’ records. The Chiefs (10-1) need a win or a tie today, and a loss by Denver at Oakland, to clinch their first AFC West title and playoff berth since 1997. San Diego (2-9) needs a win simply to keep from becoming an even bigger laughingstock.
Woodling: Tangerine pairing reminiscent of ‘73 Liberty
November 30, 2003
Kansas University versus North Carolina State in a bowl game. What goes around indeed comes around. Hard to believe three decades have passed since the Jayhawks and Wolfpack last met in football at the 1973 Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn.
Dougherty’s passion still burns at TCU
November 30, 2003
Neil Dougherty is long gone but not forgotten at Kansas University. His legacy lives on in a group of students — “Neil’s Atomic Fireballs” — that still camps for seats at Allen Fieldhouse two seasons after Dougherty’s last game as a KU assistant. Dougherty, a former Leavenworth High basketball standout who sat on the bench next to Roy Williams for seven years, started a tradition of eating Atomic Fireball candy before and sometimes during Jayhawk games.
Recruit Krabbenhoft could commit to KU
November 30, 2003
One of the top high school junior basketball players in the country could be close to giving an oral commitment to Kansas University.
O-North wins 6A crown
November 30, 2003
Justin Gore didn’t wear a saddle Saturday, but … “We rode him today,” Olathe North coach John McCall said. Gore rushed for 175 yards on 32 carries as the perennially powerful Eagles outlasted upstart Hutchinson, 28-13, in the Class 6A state championship football game at Memorial Stadium.
Holton comes back to clip Topeka Hayden in 4A
November 30, 2003
Jared Morris rushed for 147 yards, and Holton came from behind three times to beat Topeka Hayden, 34-21, to win the Class 5A state title Saturday.
Black Jack supporters refine plans for putting historic battlefield on map
November 30, 2003
Area historians hope that a 40-acre plot of land east of Baldwin will finally get the recognition they think it deserves as the battlefield that marks the unofficial start of the Civil War.
City briefs
November 30, 2003
¢ Crowd packs arts center for bizarre crafts show ¢ Perry-Lecompton district OKs upgrades at schools
Lawrence commuter report
November 30, 2003
The following construction project may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
James Kenneth Cross
November 30, 2003
Mary R. McDaniel Plank
November 30, 2003
Jayhawks will make return to bowl scene against N.C. State
Tangerine time!
November 30, 2003
Kansas University had waited long enough. The Jayhawks’ eight-year postseason drought ended Saturday afternoon when KU football coach Mark Mangino formally accepted an invitation to play North Carolina State in the Tangerine Bowl Dec. 22 in Orlando, Fla.
School sales tax faces opposition
November 30, 2003
Lawrence businessman Shlomo Ginsburg said he’s ready to hit the “no sale” button on a proposed sales tax for public schools in Douglas County.
Role-playing patients help prepare medical students for real-life exams
November 30, 2003
Sam Butler is healthy. But his alter ego, Max Gold, is an angry man with chronic stomach pains. Butler is a “standardized patient” — one who role-plays for medical students — in the clinical skills laboratory at the Kansas University school of medicine. He’s helping students hone their bedside manner, a relatively new focus of medical education.
On the record
November 30, 2003
Lawrence briefs
November 30, 2003
¢ ‘Kansas Nutcracker’ planned at Arts Center ¢ International adoption topic of seminar at LMH
Big in 2003’ offers irreverent tributes
November 30, 2003
Big moments of 2003? War in Iraq. Turmoil in the Middle East. The space shuttle Columbia.
Turkey arrests suspect in synagogue bombing
Police say man was trying to flee to Iran
November 30, 2003
A central figure in the suicide bombing of an Istanbul synagogue was captured while trying to slip into Iran, police said Saturday. He was charged with trying to overthrow Turkey’s “constitutional order” — an offense equivalent to treason.
Resident cleans up litter along road
November 30, 2003
There’s no sign telling drivers that Kathy LaFrensen has “adopted” part of Red Bridge Road, but the south Kansas City woman is out there two or three times a week picking up litter.
Presidential trips often sneaky
November 30, 2003
President Franklin D. Roosevelt used a body double to sneak away for a meeting with his British counterpart during World War II. President Johnson on the hush paid a visit to U.S. troops at Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam.
Ferry crash survivor aims to walk again
November 30, 2003
Paul Esposito lost both legs in the deadly crash last month of a Staten Island Ferry, but he is determined to walk again — on limbs programmed by computer to take him into his new life.
Once dying rural Kansas towns energized by methane drilling
November 30, 2003
A quiet financial boom is under way in this rural hamlet of 450 people. There are few obvious signs, but what’s happening here bodes well for the future of struggling farm economies throughout southeast Kansas and beyond.
Charities, schools distancing themselves from Jackson
November 30, 2003
Michael Jackson has donated to so many charities that the Guinness Book of World Records in 2000 listed him as the world-record holder for “most charities supported by a pop star.”
More people seeking removal of tattoos
November 30, 2003
At 23, Alexandra Baker figures it’s time to get rid of the spider on her ankle.
Topeka community helps refugees from Sudan adjust to life in U.S.
War-torn citizens find new start
November 30, 2003
Sixteen-year-old Tong Athwai smiles broadly and speaks confidently when using his newly acquired English even when describing the horrifying events that forced him and his family from their home in Sudan.
Marines, Navy combine to fight terrorism
November 30, 2003
A new U.S. strategy of sending the Navy’s most powerful weapons and sophisticated surveillance ships on joint operations with Marine combat units was successful in an anti-smuggling operation in Iraq and could help the war against terrorism, military officials told The Associated Press.
November toll highest since war began in March
November 30, 2003
November was the deadliest month yet for the American military in Iraq.
Guantanamo officer charged with security breach
November 30, 2003
An Army intelligence officer was charged Saturday with violating security at the U.S. detention camp for terrorist suspects, the fourth person charged with breaches at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
President: Afghanistan still fighting terror, drugs
November 30, 2003
Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with the chief of the U.S. Central Command on Saturday and told him that the country’s three main problems remained terrorists, drug trafficking and provincial warlords.
Mary Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Hoyt
November 30, 2003
Fallen Germans of WWII’s last stand get proper burial
November 30, 2003
As the Red Army advanced on Berlin in 1945, Adolf Hitler threw everyone from teenagers to elderly men into Nazi Germany’s last stand. Even now soldiers are still being unearthed, and the search is likely to go on for a long time yet.
Retailers make play for holiday toy sales
Wal-Mart hopes to lure shoppers from Toys ‘R’ Us
November 30, 2003
The annual holiday war between the nation’s two largest toy sellers is well under way. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Toys “R” Us Inc. are cutting prices and deploying brigades of Barbie and Elmo dolls as they joust for market share.
Technology eases process for shipping companies
UPS, FedEx say Internet helps during holidays
November 30, 2003
UPS, FedEx and other delivery companies will be getting help from millions of customers this holiday season.
John Joseph Gilroy
November 30, 2003
The Motley Fool
November 30, 2003
¢ Last week’s question, answer ¢ Inflation confusion ¢ Wal-Mart talks weakness ¢ Satellite radio stocks show need for investigation ¢ Study your turkeys
Children face dilemma when they don’t fit in the ‘right’ clothes
November 30, 2003
Most children just want to fit in. They want to blend into the cafeteria crowd, walking, talking and dressing like their peers, and never be singled out for reasons good or bad.
Style briefs
November 30, 2003
¢ Finishing touches make holiday outfits ¢ Book features celebrity knitters
Cats demonstrate agility, aptitude at tournaments
November 30, 2003
The spectators’ cheers filling her furry ears, Dancer raced along at her handler’s side, zipping through a tunnel here, floating gracefully through a tire jump there.
Various Christmas gifts available for pets
November 30, 2003
Pet lovers are making their Christmas shopping lists and checking them twice. But what do you get for the dog or cat that has everything?
Bizarre, unattractive pitchers attract collectors
November 30, 2003
Pitchers and teapots have always been favorites of collectors. Figural pitchers are especially interesting in a display. The fame of the maker of the pitcher or the importance of the person or event pictured usually explains high prices.
Eating on the run
Nutritionists, educators, scholars ask what children lose when lunch is scheduled so early
November 30, 2003
For most of us, a meal served at 9:38 in the morning is breakfast. For sixth-graders at Cole Middle School in Denver, it’s lunch. And, at 20 minutes long, it’s over by 10 a.m.
World AIDS Day events scheduled
November 30, 2003
The Douglas County AIDS Project and the Spencer Museum of Art are cooperating to sponsor a week of World AIDS Day events at the museum.
University Theatre to stage ‘Lulu’
November 30, 2003
The University Theatre will stage “Lulu,” an 1895 sex tragedy, Tuesday through Dec. 7 at the Inge Theatre.
Psychological issues can affect elders’ health during aging
November 30, 2003
More and more psychologists, medical physicians, ministers and other counselors are learning there are two factors that are as important in aging as physical health: unresolved family issues and personal spirituality.
At age 91, Studs Terkel writes new book on hope
Volume includes look at author’s own life, too
November 30, 2003
It seemed like the perfect last chapter for Studs Terkel. Just this side of 90 and grieving the passing of his beloved wife, Terkel had taken on death two years ago with “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” Except he wasn’t finished.
Fireplace fundamentals
Whether it’s electric, gas or word-burning, fireplace additions cozy up room
November 30, 2003
They come with brass and glass, snazzy tile and marble detailing. Some even come with blowers, but they all have a glowing flame.
Nutrient management vital to gardens
November 30, 2003
One of the most important keys to gardening success is nutrient management.
Mickey Mouse collection swelling
Florida woman ‘obsessed’ with Disney character
November 30, 2003
To say that Janet Esteves’ collection is pretty Mickey Mouse is an understatement.
Holocaust survivor, searching for family’s graves, finds sister
Agency discovers relative living in Poland
November 30, 2003
George Gordon spent most of his life thinking he had lost his entire family in the Holocaust.
Howard Lee Smith
November 30, 2003
Bill isn’t perfect, but seniors can’t wait
Will Medicare plan help seniors?
November 30, 2003
While the medical community has ridden the technological wave of the future, pushing the envelope in research into new pharmaceuticals, treatments and life-saving measures, Medicare has been stuck in the 20th century.
GOP continues efforts to dismantle Medicare
Will Medicare plan help seniors?
November 30, 2003
Since 1965, Medicare has provided dependable health care for our seniors. But in the last decade, with tremendous advances in the use of prescription drugs and extraordinary increases in their cost, it has become more and more obvious that Medicare must be expanded to cover the cost of prescription drugs just as it was initially created to cover the cost of hospitalization and visits to doctors.
Computers: Why we can’t live without them
November 30, 2003
It is spring. I walk into my home office ready to work. My computer is not. It seems to have smoked crack overnight and will not function, despite repeated rebooting, several sharp slaps to the CPU and curses upon the name Bill Gates.
Tangerine Bowl beckons Kansas
Jayhawks, Wolfpack to meet Dec. 22 in Orlando, Fla.
November 30, 2003
Kansas University football fans started the season just hoping for some improvement over last year’s dismal 2-10 record. Now they’re heading to the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Fla.
Mushrooms v. murder: Sentences in Kansas don’t all fit the crime
November 30, 2003
Stephen Fletcher II tried to grow some psychedelic mushrooms in his Lawrence apartment. Tremain V. Scott shot and killed a man at close range during an armed confrontation, then, according to an eyewitness, took the victim’s gun and shot him with it as he lay on the ground. An autopsy showed the victim had been shot 18 times. Both Fletcher and Scott are in their early 20s and have little or no criminal-conviction record, their attorneys say. So who’s facing the stiffer sentence? Fletcher, by double.
Study of industry finds ‘Slaughterhouse Blues’
KU anthropology professor’s book examines how packinghouses affect communities
November 30, 2003
The framed black-and-white photograph above Don Stull’s desk commands a first-time visitor’s attention. Taken by famed photographer Richard Avedon, the portrait is of Blue Cloud Wright, a kill-floor worker in an unnamed slaughterhouse in Omaha, Neb. His clothes are blood-splattered. He is exhausted. “There are thousands more out there just like him,” Stull said.
Arts notes
November 30, 2003
¢ Free State to stage ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ ¢ Muralist to show ‘Stencils’ at the Pig ¢ Ceramics, prints, metals on holiday sale bill ¢ Arts center to dedicate John Talleur presses ¢ Seminole jeweler to teach artform ¢ Theater schedules ‘Nurse Jane’ auditions ¢ KU graduate to show artwork at Olive Gallery ¢ KU metals students in San Francisco exhibit ¢ Concert violinist to perform at church ¢ Joyce Castle to present ‘Mostly for Fun!!!’ at KU ¢ Graduate Brass Quintet to perform at KU ¢ KU Electronic Music Ensemble adds innovative sounds to lunch ¢ Four folk singers to play arts center ¢ ‘Hansel and Gretel’ coming to Washburn University ¢ KU art professor curates ‘Teaching the Object’ ¢ Musical to benefit Doorstep Inc. ¢ Ottawa University presents Madrigal Dinner ¢ Lecompton schedules Christmas Vespers ¢ Four folk singers to play arts center ¢ Multimedia performance explores painter’s work ¢ Abstract works, quilts coming to CornerBank
Catholic Church seeks exemption from laws requiring contraceptives
November 30, 2003
If you don’t believe in the law, do you have to follow it? That’s the question before courts in New York and California, which are being asked to exempt branches of the Catholic Church from state laws requiring contraceptives be included in employee prescription drug plans. Under church doctrine, contraception is a sin.
Joelle Ford brings whimsy to wood
November 30, 2003
Joelle Ford’s art sometimes finds her when she’s stopped looking for it.
State’s private colleges fight to survive financially
November 30, 2003
In the span of a few short sentences, Paul Formo can sum up the optimism and realism that’s endemic of those championing the small private colleges that dot the central Kansas landscape. Perched in a cushy leather chair — the kind you tend to find in a college president’s office — Formo can relate both the promise and peril facing Bethany College, the 123-year-old institution he’s charged with leading, and others like it.
GOP congressional muscle benefits Bush
November 30, 2003
Thanks to some muscular leadership and a readiness to discard congressional norms, Republicans have put in place the major pieces they think essential to re-elect President Bush next year.
Calendar
November 30, 2003
Hot line available to Santa Claus
November 30, 2003
Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department has a hot line to Santa Claus this holiday season.
Eldridge to sponsor parade
November 30, 2003
An old-fashioned parade featuring horse-drawn carriages returns to Lawrence for the 10th consecutive year.
Political suicide
Republicans in the 3rd Congressional District seem poised again to let party divisions sabotage their chances of beating the Democratic incumbent.
November 30, 2003
Once again, it appears that Republicans in the state’s 3rd Congressional District are engaged in a political war that will give incumbent Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore an added advantage in his effort to seek another term in Congress.
Iverson scores 50 for Sixers
November 30, 2003
Once the flu didn’t stop Allen Iverson, nobody could. Iverson scored a season-high 50 points, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 98-86 victory Saturday over the Atlanta Hawks.
Have you heard the one about the herring?
November 30, 2003
A question that we have all asked ourselves hundreds of times is: How do herring communicate? I’m pleased to report that we may, at last, be getting closer to an answer, thanks to an important recent discovery by fish scientists. This discovery involves a bodily function that some readers may find distasteful to read about (even though I bet they do it) so before I tell you what it is, here is a:
Smith, Abron propel Tigers past ISU
Quarterback rushes for 195 yards in Missouri’s 45-7 victory
November 30, 2003
It’s tough to please coach Gary Pinkel, as Brad Smith keeps finding out.
Briefly
November 30, 2003
¢ Bishops call gay marriage ruling ‘national tragedy’ ¢ Rebel commander: Guerrillas will attack U.S. personnel ¢ Ballistics link only two of 11 freeway shootings, police say ¢ Plane crash kills 22 people
Briefly
November 30, 2003
¢ Star-studded concert raises money for AIDS ¢ S. Korean dies in wreck involving U.S. soldier ¢ Father arrested over alleged ‘honor killing’ ¢ U.S.-led coalition to distribute radios