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Police searching Kansas River for missing man
September 21, 2003
(Updated Sunday at 11:37 p.m.) A search will resume today for a man thought to have drowned early Sunday when he fell out of a boat during a camping outing along the Kansas River northwest of Lawrence. The presumed victim was Thomas Portenier Jr., 38, Leavenworth, Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp said. “It’s my understanding the gentleman was experienced on the river and was on the river a lot,” Trapp said.
Briefly
September 21, 2003
¢ President reshuffles Defense Ministry ¢ Jakarta bomb victim marries in hospital
Arts briefs
September 21, 2003
¢ Calendar celebrates city’s 150th birthday ¢ Baldwin combat poet begins Vietnam series ¢ Recital to benefit women’s organization ¢ Area artists play host to ‘Art in the Grove’ ¢ Audio-Reader to have ‘For Your Ears Only’ sale ¢ Armstrong scholar to speak on jazz icon ¢ Canadian singer/songwriter Clayton Bellamy to play Union ¢ Hallmark Symposium draws top art, design professionals ¢ KU Faculty Recital Series presents Pamela Hinchman ¢ KU music faculty win awards ¢ Trumpet great to perform at Washburn University ¢ Mary Atkins Lecture Series begins with Frida Kahlo talk
Selling history a challenge for Williamsburg
Museum slashes programs in wake of $35 million deficit
September 21, 2003
Budding 8-year-old history buff Maura Taylor, wearing a Colonial-style dress and bonnet sewed by her mother, stands and stares as Thomas Jefferson discourses eloquently in front of a crowd.
Finding middle ground
Kansas girl seeks moral center in KU alumna’s novel
September 21, 2003
There’s a famous 1939 map that shows the United States from a New Yorker’s perspective. New York state looms disproportionately large, and everything else kind of runs together. Evelyn Bucknow, the protagonist in Kansas University alumna Laura Moriarty’s debut novel, takes the same egocentric view of her life in fictional Kerrville, Kan.
Clear and Convincing’ clearly a top-drawer whodunit
September 21, 2003
“Clear and Convincing Proof” is the smoothest mystery novel to come along in quite a while.
What are you reading?
September 21, 2003
Busy-body painted ladies a precarious target
September 21, 2003
Emerging women writers receive $10,000 prize
September 21, 2003
Six emerging women writers have been chosen to receive this year’s Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards. The prize is worth $10,000 for each of the winners.
Stamp will benefit violence awareness
September 21, 2003
Family violence is a national concern. Its effects are felt by people of all ages, races and economic levels.
The Motley Fool
September 21, 2003
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Oil-slick brochure
Technology assists aging population
September 21, 2003
Wireless networks, fast Internet connections and smart kitchen appliances are all the rage in high-tech homes for the hip, young and well-to-do. In other words, not senior citizens on fixed incomes.
Calendar
September 21, 2003
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities during the week for residents age 55 and older. Call 842-0543 for more information.
Costly proposals
September 21, 2003
Society direction
September 21, 2003
Prevention vital to counter mosquitoes
September 21, 2003
The mild temperatures have made it enjoyable to work outside. The grass is green and many annual flowers are making a comeback. Also returning are annoying, and possibly deadly, mosquitoes. Although the hype of West Nile Virus has subsided, the fact remains that recent rains have allowed populations of mosquites to explode.
Church collects shoes for Iraq’s young
September 21, 2003
A church congregation is trying to collect 3,000 pairs of shoes in the next two weeks to send to children in Iraq.
Frances M. Brown
September 21, 2003
Government attorneys say tribe has no right to Sunflower property
September 21, 2003
In the latest volley in an ongoing squabble over who owns the former Sunflower Army Ammunition plant near De Soto, government lawyers are contending that the Shawnee Tribe of Miami, Okla., has no right to the land.
Texas execution raises race issue
For first time in decades, white man put to death for murdering black man
September 21, 2003
When killer Larry Allen Hayes voluntarily went to the death chamber earlier this month, it marked the first time in several decades that Texas executed a white person for killing a black person.
Paxico resident fires up dream job
Nostalgia drives demand for restored stoves
September 21, 2003
Steve Hund Jr. bought his first potbellied stove for just $15 at an auction in 1971. He needed something to heat the old farmhouse he was restoring between the northeast Kansas towns of Paxico and Maple Hill. The home had been abandoned for several years and had no heating system or plumbing.
Vickers victorious in Busch race
Youngest full-time driver wins in Dover, takes series lead
September 21, 2003
Winston Cup-bound teenager Brian Vickers took the lead in the Busch Series standings with a victory Saturday at Dover International Speedway.
DNA law raises privacy issues
State now requires sample from every convicted felon
September 21, 2003
It used to be that only sex offenders and the most dangerous felons — such as rapists, murderers and child molesters — were required to submit to DNA testing in Kansas. Today, however, the state is amassing a much broader inventory of criminals’ genetic information.
Iraqi Council member wounded
Assassination attempt comes in broad daylight; U.S. blames insurgents
September 21, 2003
In the first assassination attempt against Iraq’s emerging leadership, assailants shot and wounded an Iraqi council member Saturday morning as she was leaving for New York to attend a key U.N. meeting on the nation’s future.
Hurricane leaves wake of frustration
Estimated 2.8 million people on East Coast still without electricity
September 21, 2003
Waiting lines lengthened and frustration mounted Saturday, as people living along the hundreds of miles damaged in Hurricane Isabel’s floods and winds realized that it could be days before their next hot bath or home-cooked meal.
Miss Florida crowned Miss America
September 21, 2003
Miss Florida Ericka Dunlap beat out 50 rivals Saturday to be crowned Miss America in a pageant that featured some of the brainiest contestants that judges have seen in years.
William Hart
September 21, 2003
Lawrence commuter report
September 21, 2003
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week:
Royals rout White Sox, but gain no ground
September 21, 2003
Time is running out on the Chicago White Sox — and Esteban Loaiza’s bid to win 20 games. Brian Anderson kept Kansas City’s slim playoff hopes intact Saturday night by outpitching Loaiza as the Royals beat the White Sox, 7-1, in what has become a battle for second in the AL Central.
Simien proves he’s healthy in KU pickup exhibition
September 21, 2003
Pity the plight of high school senior Darnell Jackson, who tried his darnedest to guard Kansas University’s Wayne Simien during pickup basketball Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. “Wayne is so strong on the blocks, you’ve got to keep moving around. I tried … but I got dunked on. He dunked on me. There’s no hesitation, just strength,” gushed Jackson, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound Midwest City, Okla., native and future Jayhawk.
No. 23 Tigers overcome Blue Raiders
Missouri needs overtime to subdue Middle Tennessee; CU, Tech routed
September 21, 2003
All week, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel warned his No. 23 Tigers not to get too puffed up about their first national ranking in nearly five years.
Senator meets with Cuban rights activists
September 21, 2003
U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman met with leading Cuban dissidents Saturday, the second day of a visit to learn more about human rights and possibilities for more American trade with the communist-run island.
NOS pounds Haskell
September 21, 2003
Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team knew it faced a tough opponent Saturday in No. 4-ranked Northwestern Oklahoma State, and the Rangers didn’t disappoint, beating the Fightin’ Indians, 42-0, at Ranger Field.
Firebird tennis fourth at Liberty Invite
September 21, 2003
The Free State High girls’ tennis team finished fourth out of eight schools Saturday at the Liberty Invitational. Lawrence placed eighth.
Free State’s Valencia dynamic at Rim Rock
September 21, 2003
Somewhere between finishing fifth at last year’s state cross country meet and Saturday’s massive Rim Rock Farm High School Classic, Free State High’s Alysha Valencia finally became a runner.
Ohio State AD says legal action won’t be held against Clarett
September 21, 2003
Ohio State athletic director Andy Geiger said Saturday that a legal maneuver by Maurice Clarett would not affect the school’s effort to have the suspended tailback reinstated.
Monarch project takes flight in NYC
September 21, 2003
Wearing multicolored wings on the back of her sleeveless dress, 5-year-old Isabel DeLuca gingerly took a monarch butterfly in her hand and attached a tiny sticker to its wing.
Lawrence and area briefs
September 21, 2003
¢ Society honors three KU professors ¢ Governor among guests on KTWU shows today ¢ University sets exam ¢ Temporary parking OK’d at Med Center ¢ Class to teach children basic first aid skills
Plane to rescue ailing South Pole worker
September 21, 2003
After days of delays, a rescue flight reached the South Pole on Saturday to pick up an ailing worker at a research station there.
Arafat hails U.N. vote denouncing Israeli statement
Israel dismisses resolution demanding it retract threats to Palestinian
September 21, 2003
Yasser Arafat told hundreds of supporters Saturday that a United Nations vote condemning an Israeli decision to remove him was of the “utmost importance” as a sign of international support for the Palestinians
U.S. Islamic chaplain detained
September 21, 2003
A Muslim chaplain at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo who counseled suspected terrorists and taught fellow troops about Islam is the first known U.S. soldier to be detained in the U.S.-led war on terror.
Gamecocks laud Kansas QB
Whittemore is more than good. He’s real special’
September 21, 2003
Jacksonville State football coach Jack Crowe knows one way to end the quarterback controversy at the NCAA Div. I-AA school. “If I could steal him, I’d go over there and do it,” Crowe said, plotting a way to kidnap Kansas University QB Bill Whittemore, who threw for a career-high 319 yards and rushed for 62 more in the Jayhawks’ 41-6 victory over the Gamecocks Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
How they scored
September 21, 2003
Haskell teacher works to create national voice
September 21, 2003
A Lawrence resident is a leader in the national movement to promote new forms of American Indian economic development.
Weigh financial options when shopping for a car
September 21, 2003
Newspaper columnists are supposed to have bees in their bonnets, and if you’ve read my preachings for very long, you’ll know my chronic gripe involves cars. Buy a modest, used vehicle, pay cash and keep it until the engine falls out — that has been my mantra.
Teresa Ann Miller
September 21, 2003
Herd thunders past K-State
Marshall makes No. 6 Wildcats first ranked major-college victim, 27-20
September 21, 2003
Graham Gochneaur won a matchup of backup quarterbacks to give Marshall its first victory over a ranked major-college opponent. “Nobody can ever take this away from me — the No. 6 team in the nation,” Gochneaur said after throwing two touchdown passes in a stunning 27-20 victory Saturday over No. 6 Kansas State.
People
September 21, 2003
¢ Recall hopefuls to visit Leno ¢ Clinton to speak at conference ¢ Cash earns posthumous honor ¢ Show takes rich back to basics
Bremer needs support to succeed in Iraq
September 21, 2003
A man with $20 billion to spend is certain to accumulate a lot of things, including new troubles and determined rivals for control of that fortune. The hot seat that L. Paul Bremer occupies as America’s proconsul in Iraq is about to get even hotter.
Mother Nature is challenge for amateurs
September 21, 2003
Every so often I head for Sun Valley, Idaho, because I have friends there, and because Idaho contains large quantities of nature. The problem is that my friends are never content to sit around with a cool beverage and look at the nature from a safe distance, as nature intended. No, my friends want to go out and interact with the nature in some kind of potentially fatal way.
Franz still on duty in ‘Blue’s‘ 11th year
September 21, 2003
A decade after he first hit the streets, Detective Andy Sipowicz remains tough, tormented and, for millions of “NYPD Blue” fans, irresistible.
City briefs
September 21, 2003
¢ Jayhawk artists meet the public ¢ River festival begins with morning cleanup ¢ Jazz festival swings into Clinton Lake State Park ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Goalkeeper seeks defining moment
Scurry, who made crucial save in 1999 victory, finds her way back to spot on U.S. team
September 21, 2003
Briana Scurry knows all about a defining moment. Every athlete seeks one, and she’s had one of the grandest
Between a rock and a sacred place
Stan Herd erects monument to prairie, its native inhabitants
September 21, 2003
Bill Kurtis used to take visitors to a particularly scenic spot on his Red Buffalo Ranch near Sedan and ask them to remain silent for 60 seconds. “If you listen carefully,” he’d say, “you won’t hear any man-made sound. You will hear the land speaking to you.”
Exhibit supports artists, encourages collecting
September 21, 2003
Art auctions are great. They raise money for nonprofit organizations. They put art on people’s walls, sometimes at bargain prices. And they bring the community together.
Berlin’s Museum Island regains its former glory
September 21, 2003
Germany’s troubled 20th century can be viewed at a glance at its famed Museum Island. Not in the collections, but in the bullet holes from World War II battles that still pockmark its facades, and the crumbling interiors that deteriorated during 40 years of communist East German rule.
Pujols powers Cards past Astros
Walk-off home run in 13th inning gives St. Louis 3-2 victory
September 21, 2003
With one big swing, Albert Pujols reached another milestone and kept the St. Louis Cardinals’ faint playoff hopes alive.
Whose fault?
September 21, 2003
Town gets dose of ‘shotgun journalism’
Muckraker enlivens, enrages Jefferson County community
September 21, 2003
Mike Caddell, publisher of the Fightin’ Cock Flyer, is a self-described hell-raiser — a practitioner, he says, of “shotgun journalism.” Put another way: He makes people angry.
Briefly
September 21, 2003
¢ Volunteer vacations can have a payoff ¢ Music lovers can visit graveyard shrines
Briefly
September 21, 2003
¢ Execution of al-Qaida operative postponed ¢ U.S. detains boat carrying 124 migrants ¢ U.S. soldier shoots tiger at Baghdad zoo
Bosnia opens war memorial
September 21, 2003
Former President Clinton called for ethnic and religious tolerance Saturday as he joined survivors of Europe’s worst massacre since World War II in opening a memorial center for the victims.
Horoscopes
September 21, 2003
For Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003.
Inspired by change
Lisa Grossman to paint landscapes for 2003 Phoenix Award winners
September 21, 2003
Since moving to the Midwest in 1988, Lawrence artist Lisa Grossman has been captivated by the seasonal changes in Kansas.
Briefly
September 21, 2003
¢ Dewey Decimal owner sues library theme hotel ¢ Police: Elderly patient shoots, wounds doctor ¢ Motorcyclists pay tribute to Trail of Tears
Corporate banners obscure culture, preservationists say
But New Orleans officials argue historic building in French Quarter doesn’t pay for itself
September 21, 2003
One of the French Quarter artists who paints in Jackson Square couldn’t help but be amused by what the wind had done.
University Theatre to stage two plays in repertory
September 21, 2003
The Kansas University theater and film department and the University Theatre will open the 2003-04 William Inge Theatre Series next weekend with two workshop dramas presented in repertory in the Inge Theatre.
Arrest made in Miami rapes
September 21, 2003
A man was arrested in a string of rapes in this city’s Little Havana neighborhood, police chief John Timoney said Saturday.
Ducks’ ‘D’ dismantles Wolverines
No. 22 Oregon stops No. 3 Michigan; No. 9 Pitt, No. 21 Alabama stunned
September 21, 2003
As the Oregon players gathered at midfield to celebrate their shocking of No. 3 Michigan, thousands of yellow-clad fans poured onto the field to revel with them.
School board to fight cola wars
September 21, 2003
Jessica Lamer and Caitlin Shanks are on opposite ends of the rope in the Lawrence school district’s tug of war between cola giants Pepsi and Coke.
Board to consider natural gas contract
September 21, 2003
The board will be asked to give district administrators permission to play the natural-gas futures market. With the board’s blessing, the administration will follow day-to-day movement in the market and sign on for a price “most advantageous to the district.”
Texans have faith in Moses
Former Chief grateful for opportunity from Vermeil
September 21, 2003
Texans special teams coach Joe Marciano already has a headline ready for when J.J. Moses finally returns a kick for a touchdown.
Keepsake kitchenware becoming popular
September 21, 2003
Sometimes it starts with family keepsakes, hand-me-downs from the women in your past. A kitchen towel from the 1950s, printed with bright red tomatoes. A wooden cutting board from the ‘20s, so worn its slim edge is frayed like cloth. A primitive bundt pan from the 1890s, made of tin, slightly rusted now. That’s how it started for me, thanks to my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Some question Osama pursuer’s motives
September 21, 2003
Who’s next, a newspaper cartoonist asked. Darth Vader? He was referring to the crusading Spanish judge with an appetite for big, perhaps uncatchable fish: first, ex-Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, and now Osama bin Laden.
Japanese P.M. hails new era of politics
Koizumi’s party re-election ends factional voting
September 21, 2003
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi tightened his grip on Japan’s ruling party Saturday, promising to recharge the stalled economy while emerging as a long-lived survivor in the political landscape.
On the record
September 21, 2003
Notebook
September 21, 2003
Bookstore
September 21, 2003
Doing it his way
Lawrence theater to stage Sinatra tribute
September 21, 2003
Ol’ Blue Eyes is back. At least his music is, and it’s coming to a community theater near you.
Lawrence Art Collective hopes Red Balloon To-Do inflates city’s art scene
September 21, 2003
If you’ve ever been to a First Friday event in Kansas City, you know the Crossroads Arts District overflows with art enthusiasts. People spill out the doors of art galleries large and small — none able to accommodate the influx of bodies clamoring to see new art (and consume wine, beer and cheese, of course).
Tribes seek new economy
American Indians fear casino revenues may shrink
September 21, 2003
While planning business deals with tribes across the country, Mohegan chairman Mark F. Brown keeps in mind a recent conversation with U.S. Sen. John McCain, R.-Ariz.
Briefcase
September 21, 2003
¢ Bureau says jobless rate grimmer than reported ¢ World meeting focusing on Internet use, policies ¢ Name that company
Timely information
Disclosure of campaign contributions is only a formality unless it is made in time to inform and perhaps influence voters.
September 21, 2003
It does little good to require reporting of campaign contributions if that information isn’t made available in time to have an impact on the election.
Verdict still out on closing psych unit
LMH says transition has been smooth, but some would still like to see facility reopen
September 21, 2003
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s decision to close its psychiatric unit Sept. 1 hasn’t been as disruptive as many feared, hospital officials say.
Thousands explore campus during KU Open House
September 21, 2003
Kansas University put itself on display Saturday and turned its campus into a festival. Students showed their parents around the campus while other visitors to the annual KU Open House just showed up to have a look. KU officials estimated about 25,000 people took part.
Networks announce guest lineups
September 21, 2003
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows
Company wants giant tornado as K.C. landmark
September 21, 2003
St. Louis has the Arch. Seattle has the Space Needle. New York has the Statue of Liberty. And now Tom Overby wants to create a monument for his hometown of Kansas City, Kan.: a 650-foot-tall tornado — 45 feet taller than the Space Needle, 20 feet taller than the Arch and 345 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty — that would anchor a tourism district with a theme based on “The Wizard of Oz.”
Festival jazzes up state park
First day of annual event draws 1,000 to Clinton Lake
September 21, 2003
The smooth sound of jazz mixed with nature Saturday afternoon as the two-day Midwest Jazz Festival got under way at Clinton Lake State Park.
Seattle sets sights on A’s
Mariners three back in West after 9-3 victory
September 21, 2003
Ben Davis saw the plate and nothing else. He charged home, knocked down the catcher and umpire and scored for Seattle.
Heaggans collects first college TD
Wideout hauls in scoring pass from Luke in fourth quarter
September 21, 2003
Kansas wide receiver Gary Heaggans couldn’t remember the last time he had made a catch that ended with him celebrating in the end zone. “High school,” Heaggans said, shrugging his shoulders.
Iraq: We broke it; we have to fix it
September 21, 2003
It’s not as if one is ever particularly eager to spend $87 billion. After all, $87 billion is, to use the technical term favored by those who move in the world of high finance, a whole bunch of money.
Briefly
September 21, 2003
¢ U.S. helicopters bomb tent, killing Taliban commander ¢ Frail vice president dies at 81 ¢ Episcopal diocese rejects decision to allow gay bishop ¢ Train smashes into bus, killing at least 27, injuring 6
Putin ties Russian help in Iraq to ‘real’ U.N. role
September 21, 2003
President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that Russia was ready to put aside differences over the war in Iraq to work with the United States on rebuilding the country, even holding out the possibility of eventually sending troops. But he told reporters that the United Nations must have a real, not a decorative role.
Briefs
September 21, 2003
Midwest Digital announces the return of Matt Mauldin as its outside sales manager. Mauldin had previously worked for Midwest Digital from 1997 to 1998 as an outside sales representative. He will be responsible for all outside sales staff covering the Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska markets. Midwest Digital is an authorized representative of Nextel Communication and AT&T Wireless.
Constant vigilance keeps medical devices functioning
September 21, 2003
My husband has had a pacemaker for several years. It and he seem to be doing fine. He really hates to go the doctor, so we haven’t had check-ups as regularly as we should have. Who is basically responsible for making sure this pacemaker keeps working right? Is there ever a recall of devices like this?
KU sacks Jax State
Jayhawks roll up 641 total yards in rout of Gamecocks
September 21, 2003
After taking an early lead Saturday night, Kansas University’s football team didn’t score for more than 33 minutes. It hardly mattered. KU’s 641 total yards was the third-highest total in school history, and the Jayhawks scored more than 40 points for their third straight game in a 41-6 victory over Division I-AA Jacksonville State at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas’ Whittemore dreamy again
September 21, 2003
I’d say I was daydreaming, but it was a night game, so I guess I was actually nocturnal musing at Memorial Stadium. Kansas University had bolted to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter, and I thought I heard the Jacksonville State bus starter cranking all the way up in the press box.
Jayhawks bash Buffs
KU’s aces doom Colorado in 3-0 win
September 21, 2003
Kansas University’s volleyball team didn’t need an ace up its sleeve Saturday. The Jayhawks had enough aces on the court.
Latvians vote to join EU amid political turmoil
September 21, 2003
Latvians voted overwhelmingly Saturday to join the European Union, according to early election results, but the government was thrown into turmoil when one party bolted the ruling coalition.
Court tackles state funding formula
Case challenging school financing finally to begin
September 21, 2003
After years of legal maneuvering, Kansas’ system of funding public schools goes on trial Monday.
Quake’s ‘Miracle Child’ grows up
September 21, 2003
The “Miracle Children” are children no more. The 14 newborns provided inspiration and hope to a devastated capital when they were rescued after days buried in the rubble of Mexico City’s 1985 earthquake. This week, they are turning 18, a happy denouement to a tragic tale and perhaps a quieter sort of inspiration.
British fashion week begins in traditional edgy style
September 21, 2003
Fashionistas descended on the swanky London borough Chelsea on Saturday for the opening catwalk shows of London Fashion Week, an event organizers hope will cement the British capital’s reputation as the international home of edgy new talent.
Correction
September 21, 2003
A story in Wednesday’s Journal-World incorrectly said that Joan Meyer and her Shetland sheepdog, Dustin, would compete Oct. 4 in St. Louis against teams from other countries at the Purina Dog Chow Incredible Dog Challenge. That is a national event. Meyer and her dog will have foreign opponents Sept. 26-28 in France at the World Agility Competition.
Briefly
September 21, 2003
¢ Freight train engineer stops in intersection ¢ Kidnapping related to terrorism case ¢ University drops opposition to move art ¢ Bank robber charged in 1991 in threat case
Town meetings may work for Davis
September 21, 2003
In the almost 30 years, he has worked down the street in the California state capitol, Democratic Gov. Gray Davis says he had never seen the inside of the little theater in the old Memorial Auditorium. And certainly he had never appeared on its stage with more at stake.
Public universities seek private funds in budget crisis
September 21, 2003
Faced with declines in state funding, public colleges in Missouri and Kansas are hitting up alumni, foundations and corporations for ever-larger donations in the same fashion private schools have raised money for decades.
Toolin’ around: Sometimes right tool has to be invented
September 21, 2003
Jim Appleton, a master gardener, describes himself as a “tool junkie.” If he can’t find a tool that meets his demands, he makes one.
Soldier’s homecoming
September 21, 2003