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How to install a hand-held shower adapter
April 25, 2004
With a hand-held shower adapter you can have the best of both worlds: a fixed showerhead and a hand-held extender that allows you to put the spray right where you want it.
Arts notes
April 25, 2004
¢ Modern music headed for the Lied Center ¢ Downtown landscape to get eight new faces. ¢ KU student playwright wins national award ¢ KU student playwright wins national award ¢ KU singer advances to vocal ‘Final Four’ ¢ Prints give flavor of Mexico ¢ Spacescapes, avatars infiltrate Ad Astra ¢ Artists to perform at Olive Gallery ¢ Art in the Park only a week away ¢ KU professor displays art in Strong Hall ¢ Spend a day with J.S. Bach ¢ Sax player to join performance art event ¢ Sculpture workshop scheduled in Lawrence ¢ New exhibit features office technology ¢ Lawrence portrait artist named photographer of year ¢ Early-start music method focus of public meeting ¢ Entries sought for literary awards
Review: University Dance Company’s new works educate, entertain
April 25, 2004
Seldom does an evening of new dance expand not only an audience’s aesthetic palate but its scholarly one as well. The University Dance Company’s spring concert Thursday evening was an exception.
Haven’t got time for the pain
New tonsil surgery lets children go home sooner
April 25, 2004
Two days after Abigail Carney had her tonsils out, the 3-year-old ate a grilled-cheese sandwich. Her doctor credits a new, gentler surgical technique for Abigail’s comparatively speedy recovery.
Overland Park author (barely) lives to tell hitchhiking tales
April 25, 2004
There was a soothing irony, Bryce Yarborough thought, about his last moments of life. The recent University of Missouri graduate had looked down the barrel of a gun in Oregon, narrowly escaped being raped by a man in Los Angeles and somehow avoided plummeting off a cliff while catching a ride from a drunk stranger in Montana.
Agony of defeat as important as jubilation of win
April 25, 2004
One constant at athletic events is one team wins and the other loses. While covering these events, photographers are always looking for pictures that tell the story of the game. Sometimes it’s the jubilation of the win, other times it’s the agony of defeat.
Poets hope interest doesn’t peter out when series ends
April 25, 2004
Poetic awareness in Lawrence has bloomed with the tulips and daffodils the past two years. That’s because during April — National Poetry Month — area wordsmiths have offered language bouquets in the form of spoken verse each Friday throughout the Lawrence Poetry Series.
Designer gear complements room’s decor
April 25, 2004
After an evening watching MTV with his pup, Enzo, Dan Schneider can’t imagine putting the little guy to bed in a typical dog crate.
Tips make moving day easier for dog
April 25, 2004
So you’ve finally saved enough money to buy that house at 2222 Dream St. Or maybe you’ve just had it with your always-dank English basement. Either way, moving can mean big things for you — new space to decorate, a proper pedestal for your PlayStation 2, no more roommate.
Mousetraps known to bait collectors
April 25, 2004
Attempts to build a better mousetrap have created some unusual, amusing and sometimes inefficient traps. In the 19th century, traps were made to snap shut on the mouse’s neck, to shoot it with an arrow, to toss it in the water where it would drown, to hit it on the head or to catch it alive.
Check stations to return
April 25, 2004
For the first time in about 25 years, western Kansas deer hunters will be visiting check stations this fall.
Fishing report
April 25, 2004
Knot tying made easier with latest innovation
April 25, 2004
He scrunched his nose, adjusted his reading glasses and peered at the lime-green fishing line as he twisted it around the pen-sized brass tool. Looping the line on the end, he pulled it taut and looked at the small knot.
Fishing briefs
April 25, 2004
¢ Free fishing June 5-6 ¢ Women’s event May 8 ¢ Some crappie worth $100
G-7 pledges funds for war on terror
IMF leaders say economy improving
April 25, 2004
The world’s wealthy nations promised Saturday to take new steps to promote growth in the global economy, while protesters banged pots and pans to try to focus their attention on the poor.
Healthy change
April 25, 2004
Arafat dismisses new Sharon threat
Leader says Israel wouldn’t kill him
April 25, 2004
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Saturday brushed off new Israeli threats, telling several thousand supporters that Israel would never get rid of him.
Show initiative
April 25, 2004
Bad investment
April 25, 2004
Protest duty
April 25, 2004
Termites begin yearly attack
April 25, 2004
I jokingly like to start talks about termites with the thought that there are two types of homes in Kansas: those that have termites and those that are going to get them. Unfortunately, termites are no joking matter. As the warm days heat the soil while rain increases soil moisture, termites are spreading their wings and taking flight to find new habitats. Often the winged reproductive termites are the only evidence of the wood-destroying insects. So, if you are finding winged termites, you may have the bugs eating you out of house and home and not even know it. Here are some tips to help you identify and control wood-destroying termites.
Bob Gelain Surber
April 25, 2004
Lawrence W. Mages
April 25, 2004
Environmental award goes to KU student
April 25, 2004
A Kansas University junior from Overland Park has been selected for a $5,000 Morris K. Udall scholarship.
Sylvia Lea Reynolds
April 25, 2004
Vote on Kansas quarter design surprises high school officials
April 25, 2004
Some high school administrators said they were caught by surprise when they found out their students were supposed to vote this week on the design for the new state quarter.
Wichita has flight plan for AirTran
April 25, 2004
AirTran Airways could get a one-year extension of financial assistance from the city of Wichita if it adds two flights a day from the city’s airport.
Field in D.A.’s race grows to 3
April 25, 2004
Eudora city prosecutor Charles Branson will officially announce his candidacy Tuesday for Douglas County district attorney.
Hitting home
The current conflict in Iraq may not be another Vietnam, but talk of renewing a military draft stirs some painful memories of that era.
April 25, 2004
Nothing will test this nation’s resolve to pursue the war on terrorism more than talk of reinstating a military draft.
Dodging answers cost Kerry in polls
April 25, 2004
When Matthew Dowd, a senior strategist for the Bush campaign, was asked in a conference call with reporters last week why the president had gained strength in two of the latest national surveys despite the worst month of bloodshed in Iraq, the headlined investigation of pre-9-11 intelligence failures and Bush’s rocky prime-time televised news conference, he had a ready answer.
Lawrence briefs
April 25, 2004
¢ Steady rain adds up to less than half an inch ¢ Presentation looks at historic Kansas ¢ EU expansion subject of KU conference
Sewage treatment limits may stop up growth
April 25, 2004
Bill Newsome looks at 135 acres of farm fields southeast of Lawrence and sees vacant land thirsting for development.
Kansas School for the Deaf teachers launch raft on Kaw for novel lesson
April 25, 2004
They didn’t expect to meet any con artists or lynch mobs, and they certainly weren’t expecting to crash into a steamboat.
New battlefield monument honors Confederate soldiers
April 25, 2004
Nearly 140 years ago, Union and Confederate soldiers clashed in Linn County during the only major Civil War battle in Kansas.
Patriot Act stirs chamber meeting debate
Kansas senator defends law as necessary tool
April 25, 2004
The Patriot Act was created to give federal authorities better tools to deal with the threat of terrorism, America’s top general says, but concerns about the act should be taken seriously.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
April 25, 2004
City briefs
April 25, 2004
¢ Hundreds volunteer for Day of Caring ¢ Teachers union gets new president ¢ Meeting scheduled to plan mural project
Ralph W. Schrant
April 25, 2004
River City Festival washed
April 25, 2004
The last day of the River City Baseball Festival was a wash, with Hoglund Ballpark, Ice Field and the Free State field too wet to play.
Klitschko claims WBC crown
Sanders stopped in eighth round of heavyweight bout
April 25, 2004
Vitali Klitschko staked his claim to the heavyweight title and avenged his brother’s defeat Saturday in a dominating performance that left Corrie Sanders battered, bloodied and unable to fight back in the eighth round.
Schwehr wins 1,500
Sophomore triumphs at Drake Relays
April 25, 2004
Kansas University sophomore Cameron Schwehr won the 1,500-meter championship Saturday on the final day of the 95th annual Drake Relays.
Jeter admits he’s pressing
April 25, 2004
Derek Jeter can’t help but peek at the scoreboard when he heads to the plate and see his average plunging.
Less prolific, more popular
April 25, 2004
Bill James publishes far less often now than he did in his writing prime 20 years ago, but his fame is peaking.
DeJesus gets call
Closer MacDougal rejoins K.C.
April 25, 2004
The reeling Kansas City Royals placed pitcher Kevin Appier on the disabled list because of a sore elbow, one of six roster moves Saturday.
Davis helps Hornets put heat on Miami
April 25, 2004
The New Orleans Hornets relied on defense and inspired play by their banged-up All-Star guard to get back into their first-round playoff series.
White’s blast propels Tigers
Detroit improves to 11-7 with victory over Indians
April 25, 2004
Rondell White had been waiting for a chance to make a good impression at Comerica Park.
Clemens ties Perry on victory list
Rocket earns fourth win of season, 314th of career in triumph over Rockies
April 25, 2004
In a matchup of old guys, Roger Clemens tied another of baseball’s Hall of Famers.
Smoking ban may go to voters, despite city
Petitions may render official decision on referendum moot
April 25, 2004
Former Mayor Marty Kennedy is delighted the Lawrence City Commission is contemplating direct democracy. He just wishes it had happened sooner.
What’s the matter with Kansas?
Corporate conservatism has consumed state’s proud populist past, writer argues
April 25, 2004
Lawrence newsstands have sold out of the April issue of Harper’s Magazine. “It flew out of here so fast, I didn’t even get to see it,” said John Fackler, manager at Borders, 700 N.H.
6-year-old awaiting ‘miracle’ jumps for joy on her new trampoline
April 25, 2004
Paulina Cooper isn’t sure where she got her interest in trampolines. The 6-year-old Lawrence girl just knew she liked them.
Salina offers lesson on referendum
April 25, 2004
Salina’s referendum in 2002 on a partial smoking ban provides Lawrence voters a glimpse of what such a campaign here might look like.
Scientists tackle stumper: How tall can trees grow?
April 25, 2004
It’s the kind of question a chronically curious kid might pester a parent with: Daddy, how tall can a tree grow?
Dole institute program examines Iraq situation
April 25, 2004
Several scholars, journalists and government officials will come next month to the Dole Institute of Politics on Kansas University’s west campus to discuss the situation in Iraq.
In rural communities, elderly populations rely on other seniors to act as caregivers
April 25, 2004
Despite the challenges the elderly face in rural towns across America, there is no overlooking the value of neighbor helping neighbor.
Let yourself go when designing water fountains
April 25, 2004
When it comes to designing water fountains, says Heidi Robinson, homeowners shouldn’t be afraid to let their imaginations go wild.
Cleaning out clutter can be an utter joy
April 25, 2004
Spring is right around the corner, and it’s just about time to clean the house the way you’ve always wanted to do.
Get crafty with duct tape
April 25, 2004
Duct tape gives artists and crafters a whole new medium to use for their creative projects.
Duct tape facts and tips
April 25, 2004
Facts and tips on duct tape.
Report: Saudis aided U.S. invasion of Iraq
April 25, 2004
During the Iraq war, Saudi Arabia secretly helped the United States far more than has been acknowledged, allowing operations from at least three air bases, permitting special forces to stage attacks from Saudi soil and providing cheap fuel, U.S. and Saudi officials say.
Report: N. Korea first suspected blast was U.S. attack
April 25, 2004
The blast was so big that some North Koreans thought a nuclear war had erupted.
Six U.S. troops killed in Iraq
Maritime suicide bombing likened to attack on USS Cole; at least 33 Iraqis die
April 25, 2004
Suicide attackers detonated explosive-laden boats near oil facilities in the Persian Gulf on Saturday, killing two U.S. Navy sailors in a new tactic against Iraq’s vital oil industry. Elsewhere, violence across Iraq killed at least 33 Iraqis and four American soldiers.
Top brass defends conduct of troops
April 25, 2004
According to some reports, hundreds of civilians, including women and children, have been killed in the U.S. military’s siege of Fallujah, Iraq. But Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says U.S. troops are conducting a “humane operation” to the point of increasing their owns risks.
John ‘Jack’ Shepard
April 25, 2004
Smoky Mountain home influenced by Southwest
April 25, 2004
Maggie Erickson’s home is a showplace of the Southwest. But she lives in Knoxville, Tenn.
Test your mold knowledge - for your health
April 25, 2004
When it comes to mold, all kinds of health issues can spring up when it comes to your health. Allergies can surface, and then there’s the costly cleanup. Test your knowledge about mold in the home.
The right building inspector gets you off and running
April 25, 2004
If you hear the term “smart house” and think of a James Bond-like, gadget-laden space with exploding pens and a rolling bar, think again, 007.
Duct tape rules the world!
April 25, 2004
Use duct tape to keep a bag of chips closed or to tape up the bag inside a box of cereal or crackers that rips down the side when you try to open it at the top.
Authorities study Hamas link in Kosovo prison gunbattle
April 25, 2004
Authorities are investigating whether a Jordanian U.N. policeman who killed three American corrections officers in a gunbattle at a Kosovo prison had links to the Palestinian militant group Hamas, a senior NATO official said.
How to install an extra phone line
April 25, 2004
Need to install an extra phone line? With help from the DIY — Do It Yourself Network program “Home Repair & Remodeling,” you can put one in on your own.
Motley Fool
April 25, 2004
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Indexes galore
Horoscopes
April 25, 2004
Organizing garage or workshop begins with tools
April 25, 2004
When it comes to organizing your garage and workshop, easy access to tools is a necessity - and having items hanging on a pegboard where they’re easy to grab is a luxury, says Jay Baker.
Smoking’ Beltran has birthday bash
April 25, 2004
Carlos Beltran had a birthday party at the Minnesota Twins’ expense.
KU theater closes season with farce
April 25, 2004
A new adaptation of Moliere’s dark comedy, “George Dandin,” will close out the University Theatre’s 2003-04 William Inge Memorial Theatre Series.
Family briefs
April 25, 2004
¢ Pitch in, Dad ¢ The games they play ¢ Dealing with dawdlers
Education best weapon against racism
April 25, 2004
People keep asking what I think of David Williams’ column. That’s because his column, published recently in the student newspaper of Oregon State University, was inspired by one of mine. Also because his hacked a lot of people off.
On the record
April 25, 2004
Mayer: 50 years ago, Santee’s 14-mile challenge proved his greatness
April 25, 2004
Who’d be nutty enough to challenge 28 half-milers to a 14-mile run along a busy highway? And boast that he’d win in a breeze? Which he did during the glory days of Kansas University track.
Jayhawk briefs
April 25, 2004
¢ Jones not yet chosen ¢ Hansbrough to visit KU ¢ KU-Baylor postponed ¢ Women’s golf eighth ¢ Minnesota sweeps rowing ¢ A&M routs tennis ¢ Soccer tops Drake
Commentary: Draft day for NFL vastly overrated
April 25, 2004
Forgive me Lord (and Trey Wingo), for I have sinned.
Youth event draws 500
April 25, 2004
Rain might have kept potential participants from attending a youth golf clinic Saturday at Twin Oaks Golf Complex, but it wasn’t a total washout.
Grassroots guru
Nationally acclaimed baseball expert loves life in Lawrence
April 25, 2004
An hour from the nearest major-league team wouldn’t appear the ideal environment for a baseball writer, but it suits Bill James perfectly.
Lawrence commuter report
April 25, 2004
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Nine unearned runs help Sooners roll, 10-1
April 25, 2004
Oklahoma scored nine unearned runs en route to a 10-1, five-inning victory over Kansas University on Saturday at OU Softball Complex.
Do-it-yourself work saves money, but be careful
April 25, 2004
“It can get very involved, but I saved a lot of money.”
Media, Jackson want gag order lifted
April 25, 2004
The secrecy shrouding last week’s grand jury indictment of Michael Jackson was one reason a coalition of news organizations, joined by Jackson’s attorney, are petitioning the California Supreme Court to rescind a gag order.
Exhibit challenges notion of art as purely decorative
April 25, 2004
What’s over your sofa? That’s an easy question to answer. Why is it there? That’s a tougher question and the one being asked by a new exhibit, “A Painting for Over the Sofa (That’s Not Necessarily a Painting),” at the Spencer Museum of Art.
Plant closing unleashes army of Barbie dolls
April 25, 2004
Every now and then, on this crazy planet we call “Earth,” you come across a story so darned heartwarming that you need to take a prescription antacid.
Briefly
April 25, 2004
¢ Low-carb dieters told to leave restaurant ¢ Station fined $4,000 for airing Castro prank ¢ Former sex slave to be deported to Mexico
Briefly
April 25, 2004
¢ Fans honor football player killed in Afghanistan ¢ Kerry takes communion day after Vatican comments ¢ Priest charged in nun’s death always suspect, police say
Business briefs
April 25, 2004
Poet’s showcase
April 25, 2004
People
April 25, 2004
¢ TBS into funny business ¢ Could have been a ‘Contender’ ¢ Actress: Playboy getting cheesy ¢ Queens taps poet over rapper
Book notes
April 25, 2004
¢ Area readings ¢ ‘Star Trek’ authors to appear at Oread Books ¢ Noted travel journalist to appear at Oread Books
Commentary: Unmanned space missions should be funding priority
April 25, 2004
As a boy, I read “Tom Swift and His Outpost in Space,” “Tom Swift and His Giant Robot.” I’m the kind of nerd who should favor the political drift these days toward putting people on planets. But I’m not getting liftoff from the idea of putting people on Mars.
Girls over 50 just wanna have fun
Red Hat Society tallies eight Lawrence chapters
April 25, 2004
Biting back a mischievous grin, Connie Sue Patterson leans forward and puts on her best conspiratorial face. “I tell you, I have THE secret to combat aging,” the 53-year-old Prairie Patches employee says, pausing for dramatic effect.
Powell’s role in war still in question
April 25, 2004
What did the secretary of state know about the decision to go to war in Iraq and when did he know it?
Diary reveals new side to Einstein
April 25, 2004
In the last years of Albert Einstein’s life, he amused himself by telling jokes to his parrot and avoided visitors by feigning illness, according to a newly discovered diary written by the woman known around Princeton as his last girlfriend.
Be your own boss, but answer some questions first
April 25, 2004
Here are some tips before you swing the hammer
Briefly
April 25, 2004
¢ At least four die in plastics plant blast ¢ Slain N.D. student mourned at service ¢ KKK joke angers Colorado Democrats ¢ City officials drop Pledge of Allegiance ¢ Reunification fails in split referendum ¢ Two U.S. oil workers killed in boat attack
Manning tapped first, traded to Giants
Chargers get Rivers in swap; Gallery, Fitzgerald go 2-3; Miami has big day
April 25, 2004
After a tense hour in which Eli Manning was a prospective law student, the NFL’s first family of quarterbacks got what it wanted.
Cheney’s due
April 25, 2004
Chiefs’ top pick a big one
K.C. selects 344-pound defensive tackle Siavii
April 25, 2004
The Kansas City Chiefs’ biggest player just became No. 2.
Museum features works reflecting racial stereotypes
April 25, 2004
It all started for David Pilgrim with the “mammy” salt shaker.
Pet post
April 25, 2004
Forget finesse. Lacrosse players take a beating on the field of hard knocks
April 25, 2004
As soon as the practice begins, so does the hitting. “Damn, C.J.!” says one frustrated player after getting knocked to the ground by a teammate at a recent afternoon practice of the Kansas University Men’s Lacrosse Club at Broken Arrow Park.