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In Liberal, money boom follows storm
Claims adjusters, roofers put new life in economy
September 7, 2003
Storms brought destruction to this southwest Kansas town. Now they’re bringing in money — for some people, at least.
Clinton puts hold on EPA nomination
September 7, 2003
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday she planned to block President Bush’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency over an internal report saying the EPA misled New Yorkers about health risks after the World Trade Center attack.
Henin-Hardenne claims crown
Clijsters falls, 7-5, 6-1, in U.S. Open women’s final
September 7, 2003
In the wee hours of Saturday morning, a dehydrated Justine Henin-Hardenne was sitting on a table in the trainer’s room at the U.S. Open, getting intravenous fluids before heading to her hotel to sleep.
Fake punt sparks Sooners past Tide
Nebraska knocks off Utah State; Colorado rallies for win against UCLA
September 7, 2003
Alabama was rolling, the crowd was in a frenzy and Oklahoma was about to punt. Just when it looked as if the Crimson Tide was going to take control, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops went into his bag of tricks.
Museum exhibit complements Lawrence Indian Arts Show
September 7, 2003
An exhibit that opened Saturday at Kansas University’s Spencer Museum of Art will complement the 15th annual Lawrence Indian Arts Show at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Facial frequency
Non-surgical technique radios in on wrinkled skin
September 7, 2003
To Doreen Kuss, it’s all about preventive maintenance. She’s worked hard to keep her body fit and trim. Why not do the same with her face?
Briefly
September 7, 2003
¢ Eye doctors provide free services to seniors ¢ Lenexa Senior Center plans trip to Carrollton ¢ Piano lessons to begin
Briefly
September 7, 2003
¢ Davis takes on Bush, GOP in national address ¢ Brush fire threatens about 1,500 homes ¢ Scandal-scarred GOP selects new state leader
Briefly
September 7, 2003
¢ New magazine provides autumn information ¢ Tours, travel designed for the marathon runner ¢ Golfers have a new trail
Briefly
September 7, 2003
¢ Storm Henri weakens but may pick up steam ¢ About 300 show up for Million Youth March ¢ Man with disabilities trapped in tub six days ¢ Automakers, union meet in contract talks ¢ Two others implicated in Skakel murder case ¢ State assessment test called discriminatory
Briefly
September 7, 2003
¢ At least 25 rebels killed; 50 others captured ¢ Attacks in Kashmir kill at least nine, wound 40 ¢ Peacekeeper deployment postponed until Monday ¢ Troops capture five fleeing Taliban fighters ¢ Britain sending 120 more soldiers to Iraq
Benjamin Hyman Zimmerman
September 7, 2003
Intelligence agencies must be examined
September 7, 2003
The British have learned more about their vaunted intelligence service and their determined, moralistic prime minister than they probably wanted to know. They have learned that both James Bond and Tony Blair can make mistakes.
Can creatures offer a lesson on love?
September 7, 2003
A frog took up residence in our gutter this spring. How he managed to get there remains a mystery, along with the question of how he supplied himself with food and drink.
Flower girls have big responsibility
September 7, 2003
I’m not saying it’s easy to be the father of the bride. I’m just saying it can’t be any more stressful than being the father of the flower girl.
Autumn ideal for expeditions
Fall’s lineup celebrates harvest, foliage and more
September 7, 2003
At the end of every summer, I send my children on an outdoor scavenger hunt. The list varies from year to year, but the tradition always includes one unvarying instruction: Find an early sign of fall. And even when they were as young as 3 or 4, my boys understood they were to bring me a colored leaf. Yellow, red, orange or brown would do — anything but green.
KU outreach
September 7, 2003
Insidious flower bugs are around for short stay
September 7, 2003
The fall harvest has begun, and winter wheat will soon be planted. At the same time, tiny black bugs are moving into backyard gardens and landscapes. These often unnoticed fall invaders make their presence known as they inflict a painful bite when gardeners try to spend time outdoors. If you are a victim of these unwanted guests, here is what you need to know about a pest called the insidious flower bug.
In search for Iraq weapons, evidence proving elusive
September 7, 2003
Weapons hunters in Iraq have found what they interpret as evidence of Iraqi preparations to secretly produce chemical and biological weapons, some Pentagon officials say.
Free State’s Valencia hasn’t lost step
September 7, 2003
Once again, the top-flight runners from Class 6A schools in eastern Kansas were chasing the girl in green. Free State High sophomore Alysha Valencia was in familiar form Saturday at the Saints Challenge Cross Country Meet at Johnson County Community College. Valencia won the girls’ two-mile race in a time of 11:48, four seconds better than second-place finisher Kristin Wolkey of Shawnee Mission North.
Shadow portraits popular until ‘50s
September 7, 2003
A silhouette is a shadow portrait. The first known ones, found in ancient caves, are black outlines of animals that look like shadows on the wall. Cut-paper silhouettes were popular in the 18th century. They were not as expensive or time-consuming as an oil portrait, so they were favored as a quick record of the family. Some artists had the help of a special chair that used a candle to throw a shadow of the subject onto plain white paper. The shadow likeness was then traced and cut.
Some receipts ripe for fraud
Couple learn lesson in credit-card use
September 7, 2003
Lecompton residents Mark and Yvonne Tunstall have spent much of the summer with three questions on their minds. One: Who used their credit/debit card to bilk their bank account for more than $1,800? Two: Where the heck is Gallarate, Italy? Three, and perhaps most importantly: How did their credit card number fall into the hands of a thief?
NYSE chairman is another fat cat who got sweet deal
September 7, 2003
If nothing else, Wall Street is endlessly inventive, continually finding unexpected ways to shake Americans’ faith in the stock market.
River focus of multistate summit
Officials from Missouri River basin, corps to address long-standing disputes
September 7, 2003
Officials from Kansas and several other states who are upset about how the federal government manages the Missouri River will attend a summit on river issues later this month in South Dakota.
Longtime activist dies at 85
Former KU professor fought for equal rights
September 7, 2003
Ben Zimmerman lived to the age of 85, but never lost the passion of youth when it came to community activism. “He was quite amazing,” said Lynne Green, who, with Zimmerman, co-chaired a campaign to amend the city of Lawrence’s discrimination policy. “He had the fire in his belly and the energy of a very young committed activist. He was never an old man.”
McPherson edges Haskell
September 7, 2003
Eric Johnson’s five-yard scoring run late in the third quarter broke a 13-13 deadlock and lifted McPherson College to a 20-13 football win over Haskell Indian Nations University Saturday night.
One fine writer does justice to another
September 7, 2003
In “The Art of Burning Bridges: A Life of John O’Hara,” Geoffrey Wolff has accomplished an extraordinary feat: He has written a touching biography of a pugnacious and difficult man.
Briefly
September 7, 2003
¢ Poll shows 70 percent believe Saddam, 9-11 link ¢ Bush trumpets education initiative in weekly address ¢ Ridge urges Europe to loosen passenger privacy demands ¢ IRA dissident charged in conflict’s deadliest attack
Road map’ for peace detoured after resignation of Palestinian
September 7, 2003
Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas abruptly resigned Saturday after only four months in office, plunging the faltering U.S.-backed Middle East peace initiative into deeper disarray and leaving a potentially dangerous power vacuum in the Palestinian leadership.
Chase leads to policy review
Area police departments have more restrictive pursuit guidelines
September 7, 2003
After a high-speed chase that ended in the death of an innocent woman, Lawrence officials say they are reviewing the Police Department’s policy governing vehicle pursuits and examining what police do elsewhere.
KU dominates lone home meet
Jayhawk men, women each finish first at Bob Timmons Invite
September 7, 2003
The only thing Megan Manthe did wrong Saturday was misquote her coach, because her running during the Bob Timmons Invitational at Rim Rock Farm was nearly flawless.
Loaiza wins 19th for Sox
Twins trip Rangers, remain tied atop Central
September 7, 2003
An early four-run lead got away from Esteban Loaiza. Thanks to some late offense from his White Sox teammates, he still became the first 19-game winner in the major leagues.
Rebels embarrassed by loss
UNLV coach: ‘We just basically got our butts kicked’
September 7, 2003
John Robinson looked like a guy who had been knocked to the canvas in a glitsy heavyweight boxing match in his hometown — Las Vegas.
Armani is at intersection of fashion and film
September 7, 2003
Giorgio Armani is one of the influential fashion designers in the world today. His runway styles, mostly sophisticated garments with clean lines, often dictate trends that trickle down to the masses.
What are you reading?
September 7, 2003
Football game brings out clashing tailgating styles
September 7, 2003
Tailgating minimalists and cultivated parking-lot revelers who make an art form of cooking, eating and drinking waged a battle of style Saturday before the showdown between Kansas University and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Barbara Leona Espy
September 7, 2003
The Motley Fool
September 7, 2003
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Basic vs. diluted ¢ Investment clubs ¢ Selling too soon ¢ Target misses the mark during second quarter
How they scored
September 7, 2003
Horoscopes
September 7, 2003
For Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003.
The heat is on
More than just the poor will be tested this winter by rising natural gas prices
September 7, 2003
Melissa Lewis and her five children — ages one to nine — are trying to get by on food stamps and a $618-a-month welfare check. But it’s impossible. Their run-down, two-bedroom rental trailer costs $550 a month.
Treads and Threads’ to benefit KU Med
September 7, 2003
KU Med plans its second annual “Treads and Threads” fund-raiser Friday at the infield of the Kansas Speedway.
Jayhawks win pair at Nike
September 7, 2003
The Kansas University volleyball squad continued its strong play at the Nike Invitational, beating Marquette and Dayton Saturday.
Fashion folks show their tough side
September 7, 2003
Even the woman who fully embraces all of fall’s ladylike looks — the satin, the fur stoles and even the mod miniskirts — has the occasional day when she wants to break out and be the “bad girl.”
Bookstore
September 7, 2003
State briefs
September 7, 2003
¢ Child, father killed in apparent murder-suicide ¢ Liberal air museum to keep doors open ¢ K.C. resident dies after struggle with police
Notebook
September 7, 2003
People
September 7, 2003
¢ Russian film wins top prize ¢ Simon & Garfunkel tour in works ¢ A star for a Spade ¢ Kiss to appear ‘larger than life’
Arts notes
September 7, 2003
¢ Van Go to show student work at CornerBank ¢ Poetry, fiction wanted for writing award ¢ African drumming group to play KU concert hall ¢ Lawrence muralist’s film accepted to festival ¢ Photographers chosen for St. Louis exhibit ¢ KSU artists to show sculpture at KU gallery ¢ Faculty recital mixes trombone, piano ¢ Music professors to play to benefit students ¢ Chamber Orchestra boosted by grant
Stamps celebrate Yad Vashem
September 7, 2003
An anniversary to remember. To mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of Yad Vashem — the official Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Authority — the Israel Postal Authority will release a set of two 2.20 shekel stamps.
Water issues
September 7, 2003
Energy costs
September 7, 2003
Briefcase
September 7, 2003
¢ Salesforce.com founder apologizes for promotion ¢ Name that company
Faces and places
September 7, 2003
Kohlman Systems Research Inc., Lawrence, has received a contract from Frasca International Inc., Urbana, Ill., to support its development of a Beech King Air 200 full flight simulator. The support will include the provision of King Air 200 ground and flight test data plus simulation modeling data developed and validated against the aircraft test data. The validation and simulation modeling data will meet the requirements for Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circular 120-40B for Level C full flight simulators.
Post modern: Residents decorate mailboxes
September 7, 2003
Bob Grossman’s mailbox is not just a box. It’s a palette for artistic swirls of yellow, pink and blue flowers. It’s also a reminder of Grossman’s artist friend, who painted the black metal “garden.”
Elvis inspiring furniture makers
September 7, 2003
Elvis is back in the building—and so are Billie Holiday, Burt Bacharach and George Gershwin, all music legends who have become the latest inspiration for furniture companies.
Retired science teacher maintains St. John museum
September 7, 2003
A red brick building on the west side of the square in downtown St. John contains a world of mysteries. The signs on the building read “Hood’s Haven” and “Technatorium.” The only clue to what might be inside is a chemistry beaker painted on the storefront’s sign.
It’s never too late to pursue opportunities
September 7, 2003
Having recently reached the age where I can start drawing Social Security, I had a decision to make, and to me, a major decision. A decision that went beyond the issue of dollars and cents. Will I be able to make it on a limited income? The answer is, barely. And I mean scrape the bottom of the barrel barely.
Delaverne Webster
September 7, 2003
Lawrence commuter report
September 7, 2003
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
K.C. project seeks National Heritage designation
Quindaro Ruins group wants Wyandotte County sites linked with other Kansas areas
September 7, 2003
The Quindaro Ruins preservation project should be linked in a National Heritage Area with other sites from Kansas’ territorial period, project officials said.
Charges dropped against 4 officers
September 7, 2003
A man who accused eight suburban Kansas City police officers of beating him during a traffic stop has dropped four of them from his federal lawsuit.
City briefs
September 7, 2003
¢ Drop-In Center seeks donation for bus tickets ¢ $150,000 grant to KU targets MPA program ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Bush Sr. autographs namesake ship
September 7, 2003
Former President Bush wrote his initials in chalk on a metal plate Saturday to literally mark the first milestone in the construction of a $4 billion aircraft carrier that will bear his name.
Networks announce guest lineups
September 7, 2003
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
Off bench, onto stage for justices
September 7, 2003
Anthony Kennedy likes to listen to the opera while working, Ruth Bader Ginsburg dreamed of a career as a diva, and Stephen Breyer has twice performed on stage — albeit a half-century ago.
Protest advocates Taiwan name change
September 7, 2003
Tens of thousands of protesters waved green flags, played disco music and beat drums Saturday in Taiwan’s capital, demanding that the island change its official name from the Republic of China to Taiwan in a step toward independence.
Cardinals’ Williams halts slide
St. Louis pitcher beats Reds for first victory since July 26
September 7, 2003
The longest losing streak of Woody Williams’ career is over. The St. Louis Cardinals hope their slide also has ended.
Simon makes amends
September 7, 2003
Randall Simon returned to the field at Miller Park with a gift — free sausages — and turned fans’ boos to cheers.
KU’s special teams special in victory
September 7, 2003
Kansas University’s Charles Gordon couldn’t wait to watch the replay. Gordon broke off an 82-yard punt return in the first quarter that set up the Jayhawks’ first confidence-inspiring score in Saturday night’s 46-24 victory over UNLV. The return awed the crowd as Gordon seemed to turn Rebel punter Gary Cook inside-out.
Pet tips
September 7, 2003
You’ve stopped your car on the side of the road to help a lost dog or opened your front door to find a four-legged stranger standing on the welcome mat.
OSU stomps Wyoming
September 7, 2003
Tatum Bell rushed for 215 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries, and fullback Shawn Willis added two more scores as Oklahoma State beat Wyoming, 48-24, Saturday night.
Roberson hurts wrist in KSU win
September 7, 2003
Rashad Washington’s expression — alternately smiling and sober — told the whole story. On the one hand, Kansas State’s free safety had two interceptions, returning one 45 yards for a touchdown, and blocked a punt to set up another score as the seventh-ranked Wildcats beat McNeese State 55-14 Saturday night.
Brown says Ohio State doesn’t respect his role
September 7, 2003
Hall of Famer Jim Brown insists he’s not being treated with respect by Ohio State in his role as adviser to suspended tailback Maurice Clarett.
No. 3 Miami rallies to stun No. 21 Florida
Hurricanes overcome 23-point deficit in 38-33 win; Nos. 14-17 all upended
September 7, 2003
Brock Berlin might have thought he hurt Florida when he left for Miami. Turns out, that was only the beginning of the pain.
Chiefs to face Chargers, former coach
September 7, 2003
Rosters turn over, and coaches move on. Loyalty’s not what the NFL does best. Nevertheless, a strong man’s influence sometimes lingers long after he’s gone. Take Marty Schottenheimer and the Kansas City Chiefs, for example.
Native visions
Indian Arts Show interprets tribal heritage through contemporary eyes
September 7, 2003
George Blackwood’s Cherokee “granny” used to tell him beads had a life of their own. “They’re like little people,” she’d say. “What we’re doing is putting them together like a community.” Blackwood watched as his grandmother joined beads the size of a pencil tip into colorful geometric patterns that conformed to the shape of the feather fans, hand tools or other objects she adorned. Her technique of choice was peyote stitch.
Yoga exercises keep mouth, cheek and brow toned
September 7, 2003
Smiling Buddha. Mouth mobilizer. Sleeping yogi. Or how about a Jim Carrey? Slightly sagging boomers without the wherewithal, or the desire, to spend large sums on medical intervention against their wrinkles now have an alternative.
Easy does it
New twists on old playground games are healthy and fun
September 7, 2003
We’re in the midst of a big, fat emergency. The evidence is piling up faster than the unwanted pounds of winter. It seems that every week there’s news of yet another finding about the hazards of obesity to weigh us down.
Sing-A-Long Wizard of Oz’ revives Dorothy — and her little dog, too
September 7, 2003
You don’t have to click the heels of your ruby red slippers to be transported to the Land of Oz.
Photo captures acts of nature
September 7, 2003
When I was in Valdez, Alaska, I discovered an overlook with a view down to a stream used by pink salmon to spawn each year. I leaned over the edge and shot hundreds of frames. I tried slow shutter speeds and fast shutter speeds. It was a rainy, overcast day, and the main problem was the glare from the water’s surface. I had to shoot directly down on the fish below to minimize the glare. Flash seemed to help a lot and really added some snap to the pictures.
Pet post
September 7, 2003
Calendar
September 7, 2003
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities during the week for residents age 55 and older. Future seniors are allowed to participate if space permits. Call Senior Services at 842-0543 for more information.
Environmentalists outraged at Bush’s easing of U.S. rules
September 7, 2003
The Bush administration eased a series of important environmental regulations in a quiet flurry of late-summer activity, delivering almost every rule change on corporate America’s wish list.
France to pay orphans of Nazi victims
September 7, 2003
France will compensate thousands of people whose parents were victims of “Nazi barbarity” in World War II, including those killed in massacres or for resisting the German occupation, the government said Saturday.
Bermuda devastated by hurricane
Four people still missing
September 7, 2003
The dark clouds of Fabian lifted Saturday, revealing the devastation wrought by the most powerful hurricane to hit Bermuda in 50 years: pulverized trees, shorn rooftops and tens of thousands of homes without power.
On the record
September 7, 2003
Open house examines world of butterflies
September 7, 2003
This morning, a few hundred monarch caterpillars are munching on milkweed leaves in clear plastic cartons set on sunlit window sills across Lawrence.
KU runs over Rebels
Kansas rebounds from opening loss to upend UNLV
September 7, 2003
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino handed out at least four game balls Saturday night. There was plenty of credit to go around after the Jayhawks stomped Nevada-Las Vegas, 46-24, at Memorial Stadium. The mood in the KU locker room was euphoric compared to a week earlier when the Jayhawks suffered a 28-20 loss to Northwestern in the season opener.
Jayhawks make abrupt about-face
September 7, 2003
Some race horses run like the wind of a fast track. Some ponies struggle on a soggy surface. And some nags need to be put out of their misery. Last Saturday, Kansas University’s football team seemed doomed to the latter. The Jayhawks looked miserable in dropping a 28-20 decision to Big Ten Conference weak sister Northwestern in their rain-plagued opener.
Angels sweep K.C.; Royals fall to 3 back
September 7, 2003
Adam Kennedy homered and drove in three runs, and Kevin Gregg got his first major-league victory as the Anaheim Angels completed a doubleheader sweep Saturday with a 3-1 win over the Kansas City Royals.
Recruit Price stands out during pick-up game
September 7, 2003
Kansas University basketball recruit A.J. Price didn’t look like he was suffering jet lag during a pick-up game Saturday at KU’s Horejsi Center.
Evangel trips Baker
September 7, 2003
Evangel scored all of its points in the first half on the way to a 28-15 season-opening Heart of America Conference football win over Baker Saturday night.
Rockford sets scoring record
September 7, 2003
Rockford set the Division III scoring record Saturday in a 105-0 win over Trinity Bible College.
Opportunity knocks
The abandoned Farmland fertilizer plant could be a great opportunity if local leaders can find a way to take advantage of it.
September 7, 2003
There would seem to be many advantages to the city and county having a direct hand in planning the future of the decommissioned Farmland fertilizer plant on the east side of Lawrence.
Manufacturer trying to save U.S. jobs
September 7, 2003
On the night of Dec. 11, 1995, an explosion and fire, whipped by winter winds, raged for five hours through three of the four buildings of the Malden Mills textile plant, dealing a devastating blow to the company, its employees and the shaky economy of the Lawrence, Mass., area, north of Boston.
Oil in his blood
September 7, 2003
Casinos seek profits in untraditional places
Las Vegas puts focus on food, hotels, entertainment
September 7, 2003
Brad Stone walks along the shiny marble floors of the Venetian hotel-casino’s new $275 million tower smiling. He brags about the spacious rooms that average $200 a night and the planned upscale restaurant that will draw refined palates and thick wallets.
Band Day marches through downtown
September 7, 2003
Each year, Norwich High School band director Cheryl McClaren lets her students choose between attending Band Day at Kansas University or Kansas State University.
Orchestrating change
New symphony director hits U.S. soil running
September 7, 2003
A few hours of silence would be music to Nicholas Uljanov’s ears about now. The new director of orchestral activities at Kansas University arrived in Lawrence from his home in Salzburg, Austria, on Aug. 21 — the first day of classes at KU — and has had barely a moment to himself since.
So long, Lake Wobegon
Garrison Keillor abandons fictional hometown in funny, racy new book
September 7, 2003
Yes, Garrison Keillor once wrote for The New Yorker, as did the narrator in his new book, “Love Me.”
Stitching together generations
Mother-daughter quilters have been sewing side by side more than 25 years
September 7, 2003
Eighty-three-year-old Shirley Wedd stitched her first quilt for her toddler daughter, Shirlene, some 50 years ago. Though worn, the red-and-white-checkered child’s quilt — made from feed sacks — remains a treasured part of the Wedd’s quilt collection. But the collection has grown considerably, and, these days, mother and daughter quilt together.
Newman cruises to title in Richmond
Drivers Rudd, Harvick exchange words after running of NASCAR Winston Cup Chevrolet 400
September 7, 2003
Ryan Newman dominated a late long run and then held on through three restarts — the last with four laps to go — to win Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway.
N.Y.C. film concludes with Twin Towers
September 7, 2003
For many of us, the World Trade Center has existed in two states. It was there. Then it was taken from us.
Iraqi militias patrolling holy city
Officials now say once-banned groups have U.S. blessing
September 7, 2003
Militiamen carrying assault rifles and wearing arm bands of a once-outlawed Islamic group patrolled in the holy city of Najaf on Saturday, a week after a key Shiite cleric was killed in a bombing followers blamed on the failure of U.S. security efforts.
Rare video shows twin strikes
September 7, 2003
The only videotape known to have captured both planes slamming into the World Trade Center, and only the second image of the first strike, has surfaced on the eve of the second anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.