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Raiders win; Outlaws eliminated
August 1, 2004
(Web Posted Sunday at 11:09 p.m.) Chris Coleman stroked five hits, Tyson Corley and Brett Lisher rapped four hits apiece and Taylor Martin slugged two home runs as Lawrence’s Raiders crushed Pittsburg, 19-11, in the winners’ bracket of the AAA state American Legion baseball tournament Sunday evening.
Poet’s showcase
August 1, 2004
Briefly
August 1, 2004
¢ Arson suspected in wildfire ¢ Fischer agrees to hire lawyer, will fight deportation ¢ Bush to make 20 recess appointments, including FTC ¢ ACLU cites anti-terror rule in leaving program
Bookstore
August 1, 2004
Arts notes
August 1, 2004
¢ Arts center tunes up for new jazz series ¢ ‘Vacillations of the Art’ to open at Olive Gallery ¢ Roaring Twenties storm Watkins Museum ¢ Lawrence City Band wows in Wichita ¢ Encore homeschool band, orchestra gearing up ¢ Nominees for book award announced ¢ Lawrence author publishes new historical novel ¢ Ottawa University offers music scholarship auditions
Area briefs
August 1, 2004
¢ Lawrence mother’s son killed serving in Iraq ¢ Library enrolling readers for book discussion club ¢ Suspect guilty of murder in Westport stabbing ¢ U.S. seeks death penalty for triple murder suspect
Area briefs
August 1, 2004
¢ KU fire institute names new leaders ¢ State awarded nutrition grant
Just do it!
Sean Combs is to be commended for his efforts to get more young people to vote.
August 1, 2004
American entertainers have been taking a lot of heat, often justifiably, for their politically correct and incorrect comments and activities. But whether one approves or disapproves of the other activities of Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, he deserves credit for one of his latest projects.
Still looking for the real John Kerry
August 1, 2004
Students of political rhetoric generally agree on the elements that make for a successful convention acceptance speech. Over the years, the best of them have had some or all of these ingredients: A fresh and powerful personal narrative, strong ideas, memorable phrases, and a rhythm that builds to an emotional climax.
Thanks a lot
August 1, 2004
Free to read?
August 1, 2004
Real terror fear
August 1, 2004
Silent supporters
August 1, 2004
V-word’ sprinkled liberally by Democrats
August 1, 2004
Before the convention, I tried to organize a betting pool on how many times the Democrats would use the word values. I quit after DNC head Terry McAuliffe gave his preview of the values on the convention menu: “patriotism, duty, honor, responsibility, opportunity, freedom, family and faith.” Hey, you want fries with that?
Duck hunter harvest reached 13.4 million
August 1, 2004
More than 13.4 million ducks were harvested in the United States during the 2003-2004 waterfowl hunting season, according to preliminary estimates compiled by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Area fishing report
August 1, 2004
Outdoors briefs
August 1, 2004
¢ Shooting fund-raiser slated for Ravenwood ¢ Lewis, Clark tribute set at Missouri fair ¢ Turkey permits online
Plant foliage changing colors early this year
August 1, 2004
The calendar shows it is the first of August, but many of our landscape plants are looking like it is the first of October.
Veteran airman returns to the skies at 84
Wings of Freedom Tour brings bombers to Topeka
August 1, 2004
It’s been 60 years since Dwight Nesmith piloted a B-24 bomber in the last of 40 Air Force combat missions he flew during the latter stages of World War II.
Settlement will benefit descendants of Armenians
August 1, 2004
A judge Friday formally approved a $20 million settlement in a class action lawsuit between New York Life Insurance Co. and the descendants of Armenians killed nearly 90 years ago in the Turkish Ottoman Empire.
Calendar
August 1, 2004
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.
Travel briefs
August 1, 2004
¢ Aquariums invite guests to get close to sea life ¢ North Dakota attracts Norwegian travelers
Along for the ride
Carnival company aims to outlast tough times
August 1, 2004
Edgar Manuel calls Lake Charles, La., home, but he can’t remember the last time he was there. That’s the life of a carnival worker.
Complaint study offers insurance insight
Credit scoring creating problems for consumers
August 1, 2004
Kansas consumers can use a new tool when shopping for seven major lines of insurance, such as auto, homeowners and health coverage.
Coventry tops complaint list for HMOs
August 1, 2004
Coventry Health Care of Kansas had more than its share of unhappy customers last year. According to the state Insurance Department’s newly released annual compilation of complaints, 122 Kansans filed formal, written complaints against the Kansas City, Mo.-based company in 2003.
Litter boxes should be placed in convenient spot
August 1, 2004
Realtors say one of the most important selling points for business property is location, location, location. This same principle can help solve cat litter box problems.
Collectors crave sports-related doorstops at auctions
August 1, 2004
Sports collectibles are very popular, and prices for iron doorstops have been going up since the 1980s, but it was still surprising that a football-player doorstop brought $16,500 at a recent auction.
Aloe soothes skin during chemotherapy
August 1, 2004
I am almost finished with a year’s worth of treatment for breast cancer. I know your sister went through this horrible ordeal, and I am glad she is doing well.
Gallery exhibit put spotlight on artists’ shoe fetishes
August 1, 2004
Shoes can be beautiful, stunning, controversial and worthy of conversation. Hmmm, that sounds a lot like fine art.
Islamic art exhibit attempts to build cultural understanding
August 1, 2004
“Art” is probably not the first word most Americans think of when they hear the word “Islam,” but an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington is trying to make that happen.
County time stands still for photographer
August 1, 2004
The Douglas County Courthouse clock had seen better days.
Hip to be square
Square dancing isn’t just about frilly skirts and mundane music anymore.
August 1, 2004
Kevin Oneslager is taking the square out of square dancing. Not in the geometric sense, of course. The dancers in the Tons of Fun square dancing club, which Oneslager launched in 2001, still start with four couples in a square formation.
European-American move west devastated eastern Kansas Indians
August 1, 2004
When William Becknell followed the route from Missouri through Kansas in 1821 that would officially become known as the Santa Fe Trail, it opened a new chapter in the European-American move west — a chapter largely devastating to the native population of eastern Kansas.
A mystery on the menu
Troupe to stage whodunit comedy at Hereford House
August 1, 2004
One minute Gen. Swinbutton is crowing about being “one of the greatest fighting men this country has ever produced.” The next he’s keeling over dead.
Carolina linebacker returns to camp after overcoming illness
August 1, 2004
Mark Fields was tossing and turning, rolling over every few minutes to check the clock to see if it was time to get up.
Inviting entryways
Lawrence couple creates attractive entrance
August 1, 2004
You only get one chance to make a first impression. When the front of today’s homes are often over run by automobiles, driveways, trash cans and children’s toys strewn about, what sort of a first impressions is our society making?
Stalwart Guillen delivers
Left fielder’s walkoff homer in 11th lifts Angels
August 1, 2004
One constant through this injury-riddled season for the Anaheim Angels has been left fielder Jose Guillen.
Astros, Reds split long, odd twinbill
Cincy wins completion of rain-delayed game; Houston gets shutout in Game Two
August 1, 2004
Darren Oliver was getting impatient, just like everybody else.
Bowie, Teske lead British Open
Finnish golfer Blomqvist shoots record 10-under 62
August 1, 2004
Annika Sorenstam overcame two double bogeys to stay in the hunt at the Women’s British Open on Saturday, and Minea Blomqvist of Finland surged into contention with the lowest score ever in a major.
Brown suspends three Olympians
Unites States — sans Iverson, James, Stoudemire — drills Puerto Rico, 96-71, in exhibition game
August 1, 2004
Reunited, and it feels so … familiar. The U.S. Olympic team tipped off its exhibition season with an easy 96-71 victory over Puerto Rico on Saturday, although the most intriguing action came beforehand between old sparring partners Larry Brown and Allen Iverson.
Dawson works during vacation
Strength coach visits mentor with Dallas Cowboys
August 1, 2004
Give Chris Dawson a few days off from his duties at Anderson Strength and Conditioning Center, and Dawson, Kansas University’s strength coach, finds another weight room to investigate.
Walters content coaching
Former Kansas player continues learning trade as Valparaiso aide
August 1, 2004
From the top row of bleachers at Okun Fieldhouse, Rex Walters watched as the Kansas City Keys and the SYF Players played in the Price Chopper/Kansas City Prep Invitational Tournament.
Kansas City halts eight-game skid
August 1, 2004
It was the best mistake Kansas City’s Matt Stairs made all night. With the bases loaded and two outs in the fourth inning, Stairs was looking for a fastball from Cleveland starter Kazuhito Tadano, who crossed him up with an offspeed pitch.
Bandits blank Enid, 5-0
August 1, 2004
Max Ellenbecker struck out 14 and tossed a two-hit shutout as Lawrence’s Bandits blanked Enid, Okla., 5-0, Saturday night in the second round of the Mid Plains Regional American Legion tournament.
Gruber advances to Athens
Former KU distance runner qualifies for U.S. Olympic track team
August 1, 2004
Charlie Gruber is going to Athens, Greece. Gruber, a former Kansas University distance standout from Denver who placed second in the 1,500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic team trails, met the Olympic “A” qualifying standard Saturday in a race in Europe, earning the right to compete in the 2004 Summer Games.
Raiders rally, win coach’s final game
Lawrence advances with thrilling 9-7 victory in state tournament
August 1, 2004
Reggie Christiansen couldn’t have asked for a nicer going-away present. “That was probably my biggest win as a head coach,” Christiansen said. “We’re down seven late, and we came back. It was fun.”
Mayer: Kansas basketball not on TV? Not as far-fetched as it sounds
August 1, 2004
In the ever-present talk about points, patronage, seating, unseating, assignment and reassignment for Kansas University basketball tickets, another word has emerged that concerns both happy and unhappy fans: blackout.
Commandments monument on tour
Ousted judge’s display makes stop at Scopes site
August 1, 2004
The Ten Commandments monument banished from Alabama’s state judicial building began a national tour on the back of a flatbed truck on Saturday — starting outside the courthouse where the teaching of evolution was put on trial almost 80 years ago.
YMCA closes last area dorm
August 1, 2004
An infectious 1970s disco hit proclaimed how fun it is to stay at the YMCA. Trouble is, it’s not so easy to get a room anymore.
Airspeed, altitude cited in plane crash that killed official
NTSB files report in case involving Guard commander
August 1, 2004
The pilot’s failure to maintain adequate airspeed, low altitude during takeoff and trees all contributed to a private plane crash that killed a commander in the Kansas Air National Guard.
State briefs
August 1, 2004
¢ Longtime broadcaster dies from leukemia ¢ Defendant pleads in double-murder case ¢ State GOP announces convention delegates
Iraqis take two more hostages
Beheadings threatened; drivers still held captive
August 1, 2004
Iraqi militants said Saturday they kidnapped two Turks and threatened to behead them within 48 hours, the latest in the country’s unrelenting wave of abductions, even as efforts intensified to free seven truck drivers taken captive by other insurgents.
Trade agreement touted as ‘good deal for everybody’
Plan would end export subsidies, cut import duties
August 1, 2004
In a breakthrough Saturday, trade ministers tentatively agreed on a plan to end export subsidies for farm products and cut import duties, a key step toward a comprehensive global accord that advocates say will boost the world economy.
Kansas Democrats hit road in hopes of helping Kerry
GOP’s lock here sends Kansans to swing states
August 1, 2004
Steve Lerner has given up on the notion of John Kerry winning Kansas. No Democrat has won the state’s presidential race since 1964, and Lerner doesn’t think this is the year the tide will change. “The reality is our vote for president, our vote to elect Kerry, is not super-meaningful,” Lerner said.
Road trips a product of Electoral College
August 1, 2004
The Electoral College is responsible for the hundreds of miles Lawrence Democrats will put on their cars this election season.
Miss America’ drops talent routines
August 1, 2004
One aspiring Miss America took her trained pigeons up on stage. But when a stage light blew, according to pageant lore, the surprised birds flew off stage, raining droppings on the audience.
Dukes of Hazzard’ has 25-year reunion
August 1, 2004
Fans of “The Dukes of Hazzard” came from as far away as Australia to meet cast members, buy T-shirts and listen to country music at a festival marking the 25th anniversary of the television show’s first season.
K.C. arena becomes divisive issue
August 1, 2004
A proposed downtown arena in Kansas City is either the city’s best hope for a vibrant future or a poorly planned scheme that will burden taxpayers for years to come.
Crop buoys state peach farmers
August 1, 2004
Kansas weather and a bountiful peach crop don’t always go together.
Outlaws advance in American Legion tournament
August 1, 2004
Coy Cooper belted a grand slam and drove in six runs to lead the Lawrence Outlaws run-ruled Arkansas City, 12-2, Sunday afternoon in the losers bracket of the State AAA Legion baseball tournament.
Pet candy helps fight bad breath
August 1, 2004
As the kids beg for bubble gum and their mom scans tabloids in the checkout line, poor faithful Fido is outside pacing the backseat of the family car.
Area all-stars shine
Mason, Dillingham help East to 29-12 win
August 1, 2004
It was a second-half shellacking Saturday at the 31st annual Kansas Shrine Bowl, and, this year, it was administered with great pride by the East side.
Bush, Kerry quarrel over jobs
August 1, 2004
Competing for votes in a region battered by layoffs, President Bush and Democrat John Kerry sparred over the economy Saturday on overlapping bus tours through Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Two Jayhawks eliminated
August 1, 2004
Kansas University’s Kevin Ward and Tyler Hall were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Western Amateur golf tournament Saturday.
Library help, grant to keep precious collection in tune
Assistance will allow KU Archive of Recorded Sound to be cataloged, made more accessible to students and public
August 1, 2004
You can read the Declaration of Independence in just about any American history textbook. So why do researchers consult the real deal?
Help available for understanding benefits, HMOs
August 1, 2004
I’m so confused about Medicare, prescription benefit cards, supplemental insurance, HMOs. Is there someone out there that will talk with me about it all without trying to sell me something?
Effective exercise at home
Try doing these workouts right in your living room
August 1, 2004
Joining a health club and buying home gym systems are both great ways to get in shape, but they aren’t the only ways.
Wherever you go, there’s always ‘joe’
August 1, 2004
It’s morning on the Bloodvein River, and Ken Gilbertson is making joe. You might call it coffee, but to Gilbertson, it’s “joe.”
Pittsburg denies Outlaws shot at Raiders
August 1, 2004
For the Lawrence Outlaws, it would have been a dream match-up — playing the Lawrence Raiders in tonight’s winners bracket of the AAA American Legion baseball state tournament.
People
August 1, 2004
¢ Alley puts weight in perspective ¢ Tattoos commemorate courtship ¢ Just give him that countryside ¢ Move over, ‘Jaws,’ for real sharks
Pet post
August 1, 2004
Small-claims court can take on higher-cost disputes
August 1, 2004
Small claims just got bigger. A new state law more than doubles the dollar amount Kansans can seek in small-claims court, an attorney-free process akin to “The People’s Court” television show that settles financial disputes about subjects ranging from rent to Medieval short swords.
E.M.U. Theatre to stage 10-minute plays
August 1, 2004
E.M.U. Theatre will have its second 10-minute play festival, “Face Down in a Pool of Your Own Monkeys,” at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Garciaparra traded to Cubs
August 1, 2004
In a dizzying flurry of deals, the Boston Red Sox sent standout shortstop Nomar Garciaparra to the Chicago Cubs in a blockbuster, four-team swap right before Saturday’s trade deadline.
Former KU student and MIT graduate advocates low-tech living in new book
August 1, 2004
Eric Brende belongs to a rare breed. Not only is he a soap-making, rickshaw-driving Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate, which makes him unusual enough.
Arrest leaves neighbors shocked
DA says formal charge to be filed Monday against husband of dead librarian
August 1, 2004
Police cars and yellow crime scene tape are not normal sights in the 2100 block of Carolina Street, but late last week, residents in the area saw plenty of both.
Man given imprisonment for poaching bighorn
August 1, 2004
A Glenwood Springs, Colo., man was sentenced last week for the illegal killing of a trophy-size bighorn sheep in Glenwood Canyon.
The Motley Fool
August 1, 2004
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Thinner and poorer ¢ Highly capitalized ¢ Is Pepsi losing fizz? ¢ Tax tips II
Shock to the system
Procedure uses new sonic-wave therapy to help heal pain
August 1, 2004
Perhaps it is misleading to call what the doctors did to ease Susan Baker’s heel pain an operation, since no cutting or lengthy hospital stay was required.
Buffalo may need new home
Officials fight to keep dwindling bison exhibit
August 1, 2004
Residents and local officials are wrangling to maintain the home where the buffalo roam near this southeast Kansas town.
On the record
August 1, 2004
Faces and places
August 1, 2004
Briefcase
August 1, 2004
¢ Survey finds employees, bosses ready to move on ¢ Company using dummy to test wireless reception ¢ Name that company
Glass returning to lanes
August 1, 2004
Lawrence’s Bob Glass will resume pursuit of his record-tying third PBA Senior Tour player-of-the-year title today.
Vatican letter denounces ‘lethal effects’ of feminism
August 1, 2004
The Vatican Saturday denounced feminism for trying to blur differences between men and women and threatening the institution of families based on a mother and a father.
Miller services
August 1, 2004
Lawrence commuter report
August 1, 2004
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Authors confront prejudice head on
August 1, 2004
Confronting prejudice is rarely easy. In these three children’s books, the authors bravely do it head on.
New points system not helping Johnson
August 1, 2004
Sometimes, Jimmie Johnson lets his mind drift to how he could be building on his Nextel Cup points lead, not worrying about fighting for it over the last 10 races.
Gibbs welcomed back by Redskins fans
August 1, 2004
When Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs arrived at his first training camp in 12 years Saturday, his players were waiting for him — and so were a few thousand fans.
Briefly
August 1, 2004
¢ First lady christens nuclear submarine ¢ Circus tiger escapes, causes car accident ¢ Nation has restarted nuclear construction ¢ Floods kill 1,500, strand 30 million in south Asia ¢ Powell warns Sudan to accept resolution ¢ Storm warning issued
Summer thoughts turn to turtles — and life
August 1, 2004
Toward the beginning of “The Grapes of Wrath,” John Steinbeck describes a turtle attempting to cross a road — a negligible feat for a human being, but for the turtle as much an epic as the Joad’s calamitous migration from Oklahoma to California.
Ipso facto: Cereal boxes lack females as role models
August 1, 2004
I have received a disturbing letter from Mr. Frank J. Phillips, who describes himself as both a patriot and a Latin teacher.
Walking with waterfalls
Pennsylvania state park boasts 22 cascades in 7-mile stretch
August 1, 2004
At 3,213 feet, Mount Davis in Somerset County lords over the wild rivers of southwest Pennsylvania. And as the state’s highest point, it makes for one rewarding (and fairly easy) hike.
Google’s high stock price means high risk for investors
August 1, 2004
You say you’ve been longing for the stock market’s good old days, ‘90s-style? Then this is your day.
Speed dating comes to Salina
40 and over crowd eschews nightclub scene
August 1, 2004
Donna Bayes is optimistic enough to believe everyone has a special someone. But fining Mr. or Ms. Right just isn’t easy, especially for people ages 40 and older.
Senator’s campaign still citing sex class
August 1, 2004
Susan Wagle, a Republican from Wichita who could become the next president of the state Senate, again is lashing out at Kansas University.
Cheap rides draw fair-goers
August 1, 2004
Six-year-old Zackery Rexroad wanted to take in all the rides he could Saturday afternoon at the Douglas County Free Fair’s carnival.
Miami opens camp without Williams
August 1, 2004
Rookie Fred Russell settled into Ricky Williams’ former locker, a clear indication the Miami Dolphins were ready to move on as they opened training camp Saturday without their running back.
Horoscopes
August 1, 2004