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Edwards returns to Kansas — in daylight — to rally suporters
August 8, 2004
(Web Posted Sunday at 6:22 p.m.) On Friday, they stood in the dark as the John Kerry-John Edwards train sped through town. Disappointed but not ignored, supporters of the Democratic presidential slate got their chance Sunday to spend time with half the ticket when Edwards and his family made a rare Democratic foray into a traditionally Republican stronghold.
Edwards backtracks to Lawrence
Democratic vice presidential candidate returns to speak to thousands
August 8, 2004
(Updated Sunday at 7:23 p.m.) Wanda Klaben was one of the poor working mothers John Edwards talked about in his speech to thousands of people who gathered today at the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza.
Edwards speech moved from park to Abe & Jake’s
August 8, 2004
(Updated Sunday at 12:55 p.m.) Because of rain, Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards will speak at 1 p.m. today at Abe & Jake’s Landing, just east of Lawrence’s city hall, instead of Buford M. Watson Jr. Park, as earlier planned.
Past gives no hints about tragic death
Carpenter jailed in wife’s slaying has stellar background
August 8, 2004
Asked in 1996 to describe his interests outside his work as a carpenter, Martin K. “Marty” Miller said, “My relationship with Jesus, my family, my neighborhood and fishing.”
Book on deer looms as classic
August 8, 2004
Whitetail season doesn’t begin until fall, but summer is a good time to do your homework. Now listen up, students.
Hunt-Own-Land permits available
August 8, 2004
Kansas resident landowners and resident and nonresident tenants and managers who own or manage at least 80 acres of agricultural land in Kansas may obtain Hunt-Own-Land deer permits.
Outdoors briefs
August 8, 2004
¢ Marina functions on tap at Perry, Clinton lakes ¢ Wilson Lake lands walleye tournament
Area fishing report
August 8, 2004
Timely tally
Douglas County must improve its dismal record for election efficiency.
August 8, 2004
Douglas County residents have almost forgotten what it’s like to have an efficiently run election with timely results, no mistakes and no excuses.
There’s wisdom in them thar hills
August 8, 2004
Every four years, the presidential candidates make several ritual stops. They address the American Legion. They join the cardinal of New York in an evening of high spirits and political jokes. They should add one more. They should come here, to Mount Rushmore.
The full story
August 8, 2004
9-11 report requires cautious response
August 8, 2004
Proceed with caution. That, in essence, is the advice that the terrorism experts I know have for President Bush and Congress when it comes to handling the recommendations of the 9-11 commission.
Americans not as polarized as they think
August 8, 2004
The country is polarized, we’re told. Bush-haters versus Clinton-haters. Mel Gibson versus Michael Moore. Red states versus blue states. Liberals and conservatives read different books, watch different networks, go to different churches.
Training gives new meaning to deadlines
August 8, 2004
When I got into journalism, I expected to do many things. None of them involved standing on a colleague’s groin.
Chrisman services
August 8, 2004
Onion flowers are welcome sometimes
August 8, 2004
Some of the onion “sets” that you planted this spring may have grown into flowering plants, each of their stalks capped by starburst clusters of lily-white blossoms.
Attention to bone health important
August 8, 2004
As you get older it is really important to establish a good relationship with a doctor—because chances are good that tests, illnesses and a gradual move toward frailty are in your future.
Calendar
August 8, 2004
Rafters want to save waves
California power needs may lead to dams that stop rapids
August 8, 2004
The first wave of cold Kings River water slapped me hard in the face. Breathless, I was flung high in the air, my paddle far from the churning stream. A fraction of a second later, my raft hit the river — just in time for another nose dive into a swirling, clear green trough.
Consumers should learn comfortable borrowing limit
August 8, 2004
Here’s a new term (to me at least): maximum prudent leverage, or MPL.
Briefcase
August 8, 2004
¢ Indonesians sign up for daily text message ¢ Name that company
Faces and places
August 8, 2004
On the record
August 8, 2004
Lawrence briefs
August 8, 2004
¢ 3 sessions available for hunter education ¢ Patrol begins checks of school vehicles ¢ Lawrence students attend journalism camp
Cardinals running back suffers broken leg
August 8, 2004
Arizona running back Marcel Shipp, the team’s leading rusher last season, will miss at least eight weeks because of a broken left leg.
The Motley Fool
August 8, 2004
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Price-to-earnings ratios ¢ Riches from coaches
Over-40 fitness
Just because you’re over the hill doesn’t mean you have to be overweight
August 8, 2004
Even video fitness expert Denise Austin had to crank up her workout schedule when she turned the big 4-0.
Pet of Week advertisements develop following
August 8, 2004
Scott Delucchi writes personal ads — for pets. In nine months, only one of the Peninsula Humane Society pets he’s spotlighted — a blind pit bull named Charlie — was not adopted and had to be euthanized for health reasons.
19th-century night-table commode known for versatility
August 8, 2004
Old furniture forms are sometimes altered slightly when copies are made so they will be more useful in a modern setting.
Commemoration recalls city’s bloody history
Civil War on the Western Frontier
August 8, 2004
Don’t call it a celebration. Although Lawrence takes on a festival-like atmosphere when Civil War on the Western Frontier begins each August, the time is meant to educate and honor.
City briefs
August 8, 2004
¢ Investigating officers say death not suspicious ¢ Former medicine dean gives $500,000 to KU ¢ March of Dimes event to jail community leaders
Kayakers get kicks on Wakarusa
August 8, 2004
A small area of the Wakarusa River just east of Clinton Lake dam became a kayaker’s heaven Saturday.
Ramiro ‘Ro’ Ramirez Jr.
August 8, 2004
Panel recommends two-year suspension for sprinter
August 8, 2004
Barring a successful appeal, sprinter Torri Edwards will be suspended for at least two years for taking a banned stimulant, knocking her out of the Olympics and perhaps giving Marion Jones a chance to defend her gold medal in the 100 meters.
Delayed reaction
August 8, 2004
Maddux earns 300th win
Cubs hurler beats Giants, takes milestone in stride
August 8, 2004
Greg Maddux always has been a man of little fanfare, so that’s exactly how he handled his 300th win — with a quiet step into history.
Hernandez returns to his old form
Yankees pitcher tosses eight shutout innings in victory over Blue Jays
August 8, 2004
Orlando Hernandez showed Toronto a little of this and a little of that. By the time he was done, the Blue Jays still were trying to figure him out.
Colon, Anaheim prevail
Pitcher wins sixth straight as K.C. falls
August 8, 2004
Bartolo Colon knew he had to work harder than usual against the Kansas City Royals.
Matthews lands in Royals’ hall
August 8, 2004
Broadcaster Denny Matthews, who has been behind the microphone since the Kansas City Royals’ first year in 1969, on Saturday was the 20th person to be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame.
Another Mears wins an Indy pole
Casey claims top position for today’s Brickyard 400
August 8, 2004
Casey Mears grew up dreaming about winning poles and races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He just never pictured doing it in a stock car.
Commentary: New NCAA rules won’t stop cheaters
August 8, 2004
New recruiting rules put in place by the NCAA have played havoc with the fall television schedule.
Ottawa’s Blakesley commits to KU
August 8, 2004
The state’s top high school football player will attend college close to home. Ottawa High standout Caleb Blakesley (6-foot-5, 280 pounds) gave Kansas University coach Mark Mangino an oral commitment Saturday after attending the Jayhawks’ preseason practice.
Race gives runners boost
Record turnout to aid track, cross country at LHSFSHS
August 8, 2004
Area runners packed the track at Free State High early Saturday morning for the start of the third annual Crosstown Unity Run.
Quick ascending referee ranks into Big 12 Conference
August 8, 2004
Twenty years ago, Tom Quick was wearing a Kansas University football uniform. Ten years ago, Quick was officiating high school football games in Kansas and Missouri. Last year, he was working games in Pittsburg and Emporia as well as other Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Assn. towns in Missouri, like Rolla and Maryville.
Nixon tape raises question about politics of war
August 8, 2004
Three months before the 1972 presidential election, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger huddled together in the Oval Office to discuss when and how to get the United States out of Vietnam.
Witnesses say al-Qaida hid money trail in diamonds
U.N. investigators told fugitives dealt with then Liberian leader
August 8, 2004
A series of witnesses place six top al-Qaida fugitives in Africa buying up diamonds in the run-up to the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a confidential report by U.N.-backed prosecutors obtained by The Associated Press.
Edwards to speak in Lawrence today
Kerry campaign to make amends for failure to stop in late-night pass-through
August 8, 2004
The top lieutenant in the John Kerry campaign is returning today to Lawrence. And this time, the Democratic presidential campaign promises, John Edwards is going to do more than just pass through and wave.
KU presence grows in suburban K.C.
Edwards Campus expansion on track
August 8, 2004
Despite the fanfare planned for this week, Bob Clark isn’t getting too excited about the opening of Regnier Hall at Kansas University’s Edwards Campus. After all, this has been the plan all along.
Johnson County, KU ties are many
August 8, 2004
Michael Adler has noticed something in his two years at Kansas University: a lot of familiar faces. The Lenexa native, a graduate of Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo., is one of about 7,000 students from Johnson County on the Lawrence campus.
Iraq gives amnesty to minor criminals
Leader hopes move will stem insurgency; government closes Al-Jazeera TV station
August 8, 2004
Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi signed an amnesty Saturday intended to persuade militants fighting a 15-month-old insurgency to put down their weapons and join government efforts to rebuild the country.
Community charm
Businesses capture commercial landscape awards
August 8, 2004
Derek Hogan’s blooming oasis on the corner of Seventh and New Hampshire streets began as a way to stay competitive.
Grandma shares scuba passion with 13-year-old grandson
August 8, 2004
Arlene Kardoes belongs to a garden club and a book club. She is a retired nurse practitioner, and in her spare time, she likes to visit her four children, 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, who are scattered across the country.
Twins’ Santana emerging as ace
After slow start, pitcher becoming dominant
August 8, 2004
Just over a year ago, Johan Santana was being used out of the bullpen. When he pitches now, the Minnesota Twins don’t really need one.
Stupid questions often produce dumb answers
August 8, 2004
“What ARE these things?” I asked husband Ray, opening my hand to show him a half-dozen tiny tan balls I had picked up from the hundreds that littered our deck.
Bulgarian official suspended
Alleged peddlers of votes barred
August 8, 2004
Pursuing a “zero tolerance” policy against corruption, the IOC suspended a senior Bulgarian sports official accused of misconduct Saturday and revoked his credentials for the Athens Olympics.
Californian fakes own beheading; hoax airs on TV
August 8, 2004
An aspiring politician and video game designer who faked his own beheading by Iraqi militants awoke Saturday to learn that television stations around the world were showing his homemade video of the gruesome hoax.
People
August 8, 2004
¢ Country crooner charged with prescription drug fraud ¢ Cosby to rally against violence ¢ ‘Blues Brothers’ Britain’s top pick ¢ Donald Duck joins walk of fame
Bookstore
August 8, 2004
Book highlights KU’s role in 1960s
Midwest’s importance in politics, counterculture ignored, author says
August 8, 2004
Robbie Lieberman wants to change history’s take on the role of Kansas University in shaping the student protests of the late 1960s.
Lawrence Habitat plans home-supply thrift store
Group seeks funds, location to open ‘ReStore’
August 8, 2004
For sale: Brand-new kitchen cabinets, $150. Sinks, $25. New doors, $10. Wanted: 10,000 square feet to open a homebuilders thrift store. Profits will benefit Lawrence Habitat for Humanity.
Lawrence commuter report
August 8, 2004
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Horoscopes
August 8, 2004
Vietnam-era chancellor has no regrets
August 8, 2004
Thirty-four years ago, few Kansans had much use for Laurence Chalmers, then chancellor at Kansas University.
Behind the lens: Rules for wedding photos
When in doubt, find the bride and keep shooting
August 8, 2004
I don’t shoot many weddings. They make me nervous. But for family and friends I will gladly grab a camera and give it my best shot. As long as I’m free to move around and photograph in a journalistic style, I’m happy.
6News video: John Edwards speech, part 3
August 8, 2004
John Edwards speaks to a crowd at Abe & Jake’s Landing Sunday afternoon.
6News video: John Edwards speech, part 5
August 8, 2004
John Edwards speaks to a crowd at Abe & Jake’s Landing Sunday afternoon.
6News video: John Edwards speech, part 4
August 8, 2004
John Edwards speaks to a crowd at Abe & Jake’s Landing Sunday afternoon.
6News video: Raucous reception for John Edwards
August 8, 2004
What a difference 36 hours can make. Hundreds of people filled Abe & Jakes Landing while thousands waited outside for a glimpse of the vice presidential hopeful.
6News video: John Edwards speech, part 6
August 8, 2004
John Edwards speaks to a crowd at Abe & Jake’s Landing Sunday afternoon.
6News video: John Edwards speech, part 2
August 8, 2004
John Edwards speaks to a crowd at Abe & Jake’s Landing Sunday afternoon.
6News video: John Edwards speech, part 1
August 8, 2004
John Edwards speaks to a crowd at Abe & Jake’s Landing Sunday afternoon.
6News video: John Edwards speech, part 7
August 8, 2004
John Edwards speaks to a crowd at Abe & Jake’s Landing Sunday afternoon.
Briefly
August 8, 2004
¢ Grocer to pay $2.85M in tainted chili case ¢ Ag Dept. investigates death of circus lion ¢ House fire kills six
Mayer: Greatest athlete of all time? There really is only one choice
August 8, 2004
The Olympic Games are with us again, and any minute now we’ll start reading treatises to designate, anoint and canonize “the world’s greatest athlete.” A world assembly of jocks and jockesses always triggers such speculation; it’s fun to peruse it. As the incomparable Yogi Berra says, “You can see a lot by observing.”
Scarcity of trial by jury concerns bar association
This ain’t law, folks,’ judge says of settlement, plea statistics
August 8, 2004
Jury trials are in a sharp decline. More accused criminals are opting for plea deals, and companies are finding it cheaper to settle disputes through arbitration or other means.
Edwards remembers Lawrence for pizza, ‘compassionate mechanic’
August 8, 2004
After Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry’s campaign passed through Lawrence without stopping early Saturday morning, Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards, posted the following Web log later Saturday at www.johnkerry.com.
Rodgers leaves Redskins
August 8, 2004
The Washington Redskins announced the retirement of former Kansas University coach Pepper Rodgers on Saturday. Rodgers had served as the Redskins’ vice president of football operations since Dec. 4, 2000.
Revolution in the making
Lawrence physician’s book about how the Atkins Diet can help manage diabetes gaining national attention
August 8, 2004
Pat Dieckhaus is proof that the low-carbohydrate, high-protein Atkins Diet can help not only those who are trying to lose substantial amounts of weight, but also people wishing to head off the risk of developing adult-onset diabetes.
Schools catching up to standard
One LHS student group fails to make ‘adequate yearly progress’
August 8, 2004
State educational assessments have been bittersweet this year for Lawrence High School principal Steve Nilhas. One group of students at the school didn’t make quite enough improvement on its reading score, causing LHS to miss “adequate yearly progress” in reading.
Parole denied for priest
August 8, 2004
A defrocked Roman Catholic priest who admitting molesting three altar boys and a teenager must serve the remainder of his prison sentence, the Kansas Parole Board has ruled.
I-70 accident claims 2 lives
August 8, 2004
Two Colorado residents were killed Saturday when their sport utility vehicle drifted off Interstate 70 and overturned, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
Arts notes
August 8, 2004
¢ CornerBank exhibits sculptor, painters ¢ Octarium to perform at choral convention ¢ Unity Gallery to exhibit local photographer ¢ Fall book group forming at public library ¢ Grant helps museum preserve winter wear ¢ Arts Commission seeks poet laureate ¢ Applique artist to lead Lawrence workshop ¢ Party Arty tickets on sale now
Briefly
August 8, 2004
¢ Roadside bomb kills two U.S. soldiers, interpreter ¢ 3 killed in church bus crash ¢ Nation denies providing nuke test site for North Korea
Darkroom poetry
August 8, 2004
Photography is a powerful beast. It documents the joyful, the strange, the powerful, the pivotal. Who can forget the shot of a young man standing down a tank in Tiananmen Square? Or the Vietnamese girl weeping after napalm has burned off her clothes?
A deep knead
Active adults and weekend athletes turn to sports massage to get the kinks out
August 8, 2004
The Monday after a weekend triathlon, Tony Knight went straight to what might as well be the last leg of the race for him: a sports massage to work through some of the soreness and get him back on his bike.
Soldiers receive help in pet-sitting dilemma
August 8, 2004
Soldiers throughout the nation often must leave behind family, friends and the safety of their homes when called to serve their country.
Can K.C. land big-league team?
Voters approve Sprint Center, but new arena still seeking NBA, NHL tenant
August 8, 2004
Sprint Center: Professional sports venue, or $250 million bargaining chip? Backers of the downtown arena, approved by voters Tuesday, envision the return of the NBA or the NHL to a city where both leagues already have tried and failed to make it.
Brown struggling to connect
Olympic hoops coach stuck with young team he didn’t expect
August 8, 2004
Larry Brown’s face turned more and more red and red as he lamented the demise of American basketball, the disinterest of Gen X and the dangers of overconfidence.
Officials retracing steps of al-Qaida operative who cased New York pre-9-11
August 8, 2004
New York City investigators are attempting to retrace the steps of an al-Qaida suspect who was arrested last week in Britain and is believed to have been sent by Khalid Sheik Mohammed, alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, to case financial targets there in early 2001, according to several law enforcement officials.
Bush generations gather for nuptials
As Jeb’s son ties the knot, first daughter reels in big fish
August 8, 2004
Three generations of Bushes, including a president and a former president, converged in a small stone church by the sea Saturday to celebrate George Prescott Bush’s wedding.
Obama’s rising star revives book
August 8, 2004
What a difference a few minutes on the national political stage can make.
Quiet gun proves to be boon for urban ranges
August 8, 2004
Having never fired a gun in her life, Faamati Winey pulled up on a flying clay pigeon and dusted it with the latest version of the Quiet Gun.
Political outreach
August 8, 2004
Bacterial spots, specks can be prevented
August 8, 2004
Just when it seemed safe to return to vegetable gardening, the unusual summer is causing more unusual problems.
Protecting its future
Firm seeks to lower debt, expand services, work force
August 8, 2004
Protection One’s business is about security. The company provides home and business security services — like fire and burglar alarms — to about 1.1 million customers across the country. But when Protection One leaders speak these days, they often find themselves talking about a different kind of security — financial security.
Tech-heavy university’s strategy creates concerns
School offers 28-month degree in computer science
August 8, 2004
Nadine Whitfield was making $51,000 as an electronics technician for the Postal Service when she decided to try formal computer training to increase her pay.
Briefly
August 8, 2004
¢ Nader fails to get ballot signatures ¢ Bush reiterates defense of terror warnings ¢ Congressman’s switch to GOP causes uproar ¢ Kerry says he’d lift stem cell research ban ¢ Dolphins stranded on coast euthanized ¢ Pilots killed in collision
Couple finds romance in artistic collaboration
August 8, 2004
Remember the scene from “Ghost” where a spectral Patrick Swayze tag teams with a weepy Demi Moore in a sensuous moment at her potter’s wheel?
Poet’s showcase
August 8, 2004
Elway, Sanders to join Hall of Fame today
August 8, 2004
John Elway fearlessly stared down opponents and the clock in the final minutes of games. Yet the prospect of election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame made him sweat.
Indian past dotted with many Trails of Tears
August 8, 2004
The 1820s and 1830s were years of immense change for the native peoples of eastern Kansas — most of it for the worse.
What are you reading?
August 8, 2004
Bureau of Labor Statistics reports $18.93 is average hourly wage in K.C. metro area
August 8, 2004
Workers in the Kansas City metropolitan area averaged $18.93 an hour in straight-time hourly wages or salaries, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Pet post
August 8, 2004