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Archive for Sunday, August 15, 2004

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Poet’s showcase
August 15, 2004
People
August 15, 2004
¢ Stones drummer has cancer ¢ David Crosby takes on Enron ¢ Thug or not, De Niro’s Italian ¢ ‘Apprentice’ also a pitchman
Money talks
National anti-tax groups are letting their money do the talking in Kansas legislative races.
August 15, 2004
Remember the advice of Watergate informer “Deep Throat”? “Follow the money,” he told the Washington Post reporters.
Candidates should focus on future in Iraq
August 15, 2004
George W. Bush and John Kerry have been trading questions about their past views and actions on Iraq. Their campaign exchange is worse than pointless. It is a distraction from the debate they should be having about Iraq’s present and future.
Other lessons
August 15, 2004
Stands on draft
August 15, 2004
Insulted resident
August 15, 2004
Thanks, Rush
August 15, 2004
Much to see
August 15, 2004
Calendar
August 15, 2004
Expert translates lingo dealing with annuities
August 15, 2004
As a trained journalist, I joke sometimes that I can over-simplify and garble any subject. Certainly I’m not a financial expert, but I did take your too-big-to-answer-in-one-little-article question to an estate/financial planning professional I know who specializes in senior issues.
Diamond Head’s dazzling views
Extinct Hawaiian volcano offers difficult climb, rewarding panorama
August 15, 2004
It’s appeared in countless television shows and movies. Its profile is on thousands of postcards and posters of Hawaii. And chances are, if you’ve ever visited Waikiki, you have several pictures yourself with Diamond Head in the background.
Tis the season to plant
August 15, 2004
Cooler days and brisk nights are looming. Fall allows gardeners to be creative and rejuvenate their existing landscape with new color and texture.
Fungus, girdler damage leaves, tree branches
August 15, 2004
Trees are a major part of any landscape. But when leaves begin to turn brown and die, gardeners often become alarmed. The tips of branches on many Lawrence trees aren’t doing well. Botryosphaeria canker and twig girdlers, which look similar, cause branches to turn brown or make the tips of branches fall off.
District tallies progress in math testing
Ten schools expected to earn exemplary rating
August 15, 2004
When a school earns the state’s “standard of excellence” title, it’s no small feat. Kansas has about 1,600 schools. And last year, just 392 of them earned the title in mathematics.
Adventurers race at Clinton Lake in cardboard crafts
Chamber event touts leadership
August 15, 2004
Who says cardboard and water must be a recipe for disaster?
Lecompton site offers ‘treasure trove’ of state history
August 15, 2004
Kansas history begins in Lecompton, but interest in that history extends well beyond Douglas County. Saturday afternoon more than a dozen people stopped in Lecompton to tour the Territorial Capital Museum as part of the 10-day “Civil War on the Western Frontier” commemoration with events in and around Lawrence.
Glen L. ‘Shorty’ Lee
August 15, 2004
Domestic dispute sparks car chase that kills two
August 15, 2004
Two brothers were jailed after a car chase that stemmed from a domestic dispute ended in a crash that killed a man and woman, police said.
City briefs
August 15, 2004
¢ County clock set to restart Monday ¢ City Commission won’t meet Tuesday ¢ Beverage contract still up for grabs
Gays torn over N.J. governor’s resigning
August 15, 2004
When high-ranking officials publicly acknowledge they are gay, activists normally turn proud. But cheers turned to concerns Friday as gay politicians throughout the United States digested the historic coming-out of the New Jersey governor.
Kerry’s oldest stepson far from campaign trail
August 15, 2004
Teresa Heinz Kerry once hinted at tensions with her first-born son, a 37-year-old blacksmith who seeks an anonymous life with his wife and child in rural Pennsylvania.
Factional Afghan violence flares; 21 reported killed
August 15, 2004
Fighters loyal to rival warlords clashed Saturday in western Afghanistan, sending tanks into the streets of a regional capital in the latest jolt to the country’s shaky security ahead of national elections. More than 20 fighters were killed by one estimate.
Sudanese president vows to quell Darfur violence
August 15, 2004
President Omar el-Bashir pledged to end violence in Sudan’s western Darfur region in comments aired Saturday, but his vice president said it was not practical to disarm within 30 days the Arab militias responsible for the killings of some 30,000 people.
Friends gather to remember slain wife
August 15, 2004
Family and friends of Lori Hacking gathered Saturday for a memorial service to remember the woman whom authorities believe was slain by her husband while she slept.
American Taliban lawyer seeks appeal
August 15, 2004
The attorney for American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh says Lindh’s case should be reconsidered now that another U.S. citizen captured on an Afghanistan battlefield soon may be released.
Henderson: I’m available
August 15, 2004
Rickey Henderson is not waiting by his phone for a call from a major-league club offering another shot to return to the majors.
ING Direct offers ‘simple’ services
Company earns top-40 spot among deposit-taking banks
August 15, 2004
While most banks are spiffing up branches and launching new products to deepen relationships with customers, ING Direct has set off in the opposite direction.
Charley’s toll: 13, so far
Thousands homeless as weakening storm moves on
August 15, 2004
Rescuers rummaged through a chaotic landscape of pulverized homes and twisted metal Saturday, racing to tally Hurricane Charley’s “significant loss of life” and help thousands left homeless by its vicious winds and rain. Thirteen people were confirmed dead.
New fighting feared as truce talks fail
Iraqi National Conference set to begin today
August 15, 2004
Negotiations to end the fighting in Najaf broke down Saturday, threatening to spark a resurgence of the fierce clashes between Shiite militants and a combined U.S.-Iraqi force that have plagued this holy city for more than a week.
180 slain in Burundi refugee camp
Victims mostly were Congo women, children
August 15, 2004
Attackers with machetes and automatic weapons raided a U.N. refugee camp in western Burundi, shooting and hacking to death at least 180 men, women and children, U.N. officials said.
Bush to cut U.S. forces in Asia, Europe
August 15, 2004
President Bush has decided to bring home tens of thousands of U.S. troops from posts around the world — most of them in Europe and Asia — plus 100,000 of their family members and support personnel, U.S. officials said Saturday.
Eugene W. Haley
August 15, 2004
In Lawrence, Floridian relieved to hear from sons
August 15, 2004
It’s been a stressful couple of days for Linda Patterson. The Punta Gorda, Fla., resident was visiting her two daughters in Lawrence when Hurricane Charley slammed into the Gulf Coast town where she, her boyfriend and her two sons live.
Lorene Allison Boyd
August 15, 2004
Boeing workers explore bid for Wichita plant
August 15, 2004
With one key union already on board, organizers of a proposed employee buyout of Boeing Co.’s commercial operation in Wichita have begun campaigning for the broad support needed to offer a serious bid.
On the record
August 15, 2004
Sons of Confederate Veterans program draws 30 to museum
August 15, 2004
Lawrence native Jackie Kennedy always knew many of her relatives fought for the Union during the Civil War.
Self still aggressive on recruiting trail
Oral commitments from Chalmers, Downs ensure solid class, but KU has two scholarships remaining
August 15, 2004
As the 2004-05 school year begins, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self is half-finished recruiting.
Phelps claims first swimming gold
August 15, 2004
Michael Phelps grabbed his head in disbelief, then thrust his left fist in the air. The first one’s out of the way.
What are you reading?
August 15, 2004
Community theater hands out volunteer, achievement awards
August 15, 2004
Lawrence Community Theatre patrons and volunteers recently gathered to celebrate the completion of the theater’s 27th season and present the sixth annual Charley Awards, including a lifetime achievement award and a scholarship.
Indian Removal Act spurred intertribal warfare in Kansas
August 15, 2004
What had been standard practice toward American Indians became law when President Jackson pushed the Indian Removal Act of 1830 through Congress.
Pet owners should look for signs of aging in cats
August 15, 2004
While they say cats have nine lives, the truth is, they only have one. And in most cases, the cat’s owner outlives them. As pet parents, we have an obligation to keep them as happy and healthy as possible, from the first hello until the last goodbye. What can you do to keep them safe and comfortable right up until the end?
Taking candid photos of pets can be challenging
August 15, 2004
Pets are an important part of peoples’ lives. It only makes sense that pet owners would want to include the pets in scrapbooks.
Raiders eliminated at Central Regional
August 15, 2004
Johnson County, Iowa, plated five runs in the ninth inning to trip Lawrence’s Raiders, 12-11, on Saturday in an elimination game at the American Legion Central Plains Regional Tournament.
Arkansas junior in Amateur final
McCurdy faring well in tournament debut
August 15, 2004
University of Arkansas junior Amanda McCurdy, playing in her first U.S. Women’s Amateur, dominated a more experienced Paula Creamer 6 and 4 on Saturday to advance to the final.
Missouri officials expect quality dove-hunt season
August 15, 2004
Missouri hunters are in for another good dove season, according to state officials.
Area fishing report
August 15, 2004
Theismann, Sanders to enter college hall
August 15, 2004
Barry Sanders scampered and threw a 20-yard pass that Joe Theismann stood waiting to intercept. Darrell Green bolted in front of his former teammate to catch the TD pass.
Another also-ran for Woods
August 15, 2004
Tiger Woods tried to drive the 373-yard 14th hole at Whistling Straits, one last attempt to get something going in the PGA Championship. Instead, his tee shot landed in a small bed of gravel along a dirt path winding through sand bunkers and grassy knolls.
U.S. approaching Iraq-like nuclear situation with Iran
August 15, 2004
Get ready for another crisis over weapons of mass destruction.
France honors heroes of ‘other D-Day’
August 15, 2004
France opened a weekend tribute Saturday to the American, French and African soldiers who helped liberate its land from Nazi Germany’s grip in one of the least-remembered military operations of World War II: the Allied invasion of the Riviera.
U.S. Olympic team true to nation’s eclectic mix
August 15, 2004
Like the big, broad, bountiful country that it is representing in Athens, the 2004 U.S. Olympic team is eclectic, eccentric, brash, rambunctious and very American.
Hurricane Charley shakes up NFL
Buccaneers’ Gruden stunned by intensity of Florida storm; Tampa’s exhibition with Cincy postponed
August 15, 2004
Jon Gruden never will forget peering out the window in his hotel room and getting a close-up view of Hurricane Charley.
Buzz from rain forest good for coffee farms
KU researcher’s discovery could save vital habitat
August 15, 2004
Those coffee beans you’re grinding might be better tasting and more bountiful thanks to rain-forest bees. And that discovery by a Kansas University researcher could give Central American farmers a powerful incentive to stop destroying the bees’ habitat.
Federal races pull cash from city
Lawrence’s big donors contribute thousands, mostly to Democrats
August 15, 2004
If money talks, Democrats in Lawrence are shouting. Campaign finance reports show federal Democratic candidates and political action committees are receiving more checks for larger amounts from Lawrence than their Republican counterparts during the 2004 election cycle, according to the Web site OpenSecrets.org.
Singh leads by stroke
Leonard in second; five tied 4 back
August 15, 2004
Whistling Straits suddenly is the least of anyone’s worries. Even more daunting is Vijay Singh in control of his game and in the lead at the PGA Championship.
Moving day full of ups and downs
August 15, 2004
The galleries came to the double dogleg fifth hole at the PGA Championship hoping to see Tiger Woods make a run at another major. Instead they got Briny Baird.
Hawk Week to teach KU spirit
University wants new students to feel at home
August 15, 2004
Kansas University officials have long thought Hawk Week — the series of academic and social events at the start of the fall semester — as the first step in keeping students at the university.
Searching for Johnny Beck
Kicker has endured extreme ups, downs in three years at KU
August 15, 2004
Johnny Beck hasn’t received many votes of confidence during the last two years. But Kansas University’s senior kicker has the approval of the one man who matters right now: KU football coach Mark Mangino.
Cheater U
Employers, college graduates can fall victim to fake diplomas
August 15, 2004
Forget about Kansas State University. Forget about the University of Missouri. Kansas University students have other lesser-known, more dangerous rivals to worry about.
Biometric technology becoming noticeable
More firms using characteristics as identification
August 15, 2004
Stuffing something in a public locker usually isn’t a memorable experience. You drop a coin, take the key and move on.
Fahrenheit’ stirs Arab world
August 15, 2004
Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” is provoking strong Arab reaction. Kuwait banned it, Jordan tried to cut it, Syria has not decided, and Saudi commentators are denouncing it.
Commentary: Automobiles made tourism accessible to Americans
August 15, 2004
The summer my family finally got a car, I was 14. We strapped a johnboat to the roof, threw a five-horsepower motor in the trunk and meandered hundreds of miles over Missouri roads.
Aching for the burn
Exercise addiction similar to drug and alcohol abuse
August 15, 2004
irst came the bruises all over her legs and the chronic “tired-to-the-bone” feeling. Her periods stopped coming. She kept losing weight.
Working out is hard but pays off in long run
August 15, 2004
The more weight one carries, the harder it is to exercise. But to fight the obesity epidemic — now the nation’s No. 2 preventable cause of death, just behind tobacco use — there’s simply no way around it: You have to move your body.
Behind the Lens: Journal-World photo imager navigates digital darkroom
August 15, 2004
By way of introduction, I’m Brett Garland, the Journal-World’s full-time photo imager for the news operation. In this look behind the lens, I will give a rudimentary explanation of how photographs are prepared in the digital darkroom (computer) so they’ll reproduce properly on our press.
Pope tells pilgrims he shares their suffering
August 15, 2004
His voice weak, his legs unsteady as he knelt in prayer, Pope John Paul II joined thousands of other ailing pilgrims Saturday at a cliffside shrine known for its miraculous cures, telling them he shares in their physical suffering and assuring them the burden is part of God’s “wondrous plan.”
One of these things is not like the other
Exhibition pinpoints what’s same to emphasize what’s different in artworks
August 15, 2004
David Cateforis and James Schaefer considered calling the upcoming Signs of Life gallery exhibition “Apples to Apples.”
City band concert at Lied Center repeats haunting page in history
Free performance is venue’s gift to the community, director says
August 15, 2004
The Lawrence City Band’s performance at Friday’s free outdoor concert at the Lied Center will be a case of history repeating.
Briefcase
August 15, 2004
¢ Personalized stamps are pushing the envelope ¢ Labor bureau expects ‘low’ demand for IT jobs ¢ Name that company
Fall arts preview
August 15, 2004
The drowsy dog days of summer soon will give way to a slew of lively theater, dance, music and art events at Lawrence venues. Plan your must-sees and can’t-misses now.
Today’s action offers red, white and blue feel
U.S. men’s basketball opener, softball team’s showdown with Australia on tap
August 15, 2004
In the Mediterranean home of Olympic wrestling, a pair of born-in-the-U.S.A. sports get their due today: basketball and softball, where the long dominant Americans are determined to extend their gold medal streaks.
Wood too good for Dodgers
Cubs ace homers, pitches eight shutout innings
August 15, 2004
Kerry Wood had a memorable day on the mound and at the plate.
More biking
August 15, 2004
One-time fisherman makes book out of lobster love
August 15, 2004
A male lobster lurks, raising its claws in its best alpha flex while the object of its desires strikes a coquettish and cowering pose on craggy rocks at the bottom of the Atlantic.
Sheriff seeks release of probe into treatment of Jackson
August 15, 2004
The sheriff has asked a judge’s permission to release the results of a state probe into allegations that Michael Jackson was “manhandled” by authorities after his arrest for investigation of child molestation.
The Motley Fool
August 15, 2004
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Money-saving tips ¢ AT&T’s kindest cut ¢ Full of holes ¢ Smart CD investing
Briefly
August 15, 2004
¢ Terrorism fight a boost to Olympics, Bush says ¢ Senator touts energy grid bill in radio address ¢ Nader flies coach clas
Bookstore
August 15, 2004
Bush disaster
August 15, 2004
94-year-old takes on senator
August 15, 2004
“I am not a nice old lady,” Doris “Granny D” Haddock says, wheezing slightly as she walks up a road near her home. The 94-year-old relishes adventure and near-impossible challenges — once walking across the country despite emphysema brought on by a half-century of smoking.
Mayer: Olympic flame has ugly past
August 15, 2004
Pardon me if I’m not engulfed by tearful sentiment when some designated celebrity is shown carrying the Olympic flame, allegedly toward an opening ceremony for the Games.
Boundary Waters Area bountiful for fishermen
August 15, 2004
When Scott Bunday agreed to be an adult leader for Boy Scout Troop 25’s canoe trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness between Minnesota and Canada, the Plano, Texas, dentist thought he was doing his Boy Scout duty.
Pet post
August 15, 2004
Arts notes
August 15, 2004
¢ Nominations open for Phoenix Awards ¢ Artist uses hope, redemption in work ¢ Collection bolsters library’s research tools ¢ KPR comedy series wins national award ¢ Applique artist to lead Lawrence workshop ¢ Monarch migration inspires painting workshop ¢ Art show set for Old Jefferson Town
U.S. wins in soccer, women’s basketball
August 15, 2004
In the first half, the U.S. women’s soccer team was pushed around by a Brazilian squad that had more hustle, speed and creativity.
Yankees’ Olerud haunts ex-mates
Indians turn back Twins, close to within one game of top spot in Central
August 15, 2004
John Olerud wasn’t out for revenge against the Seattle Mariners.
Horoscopes
August 15, 2004
Odds against Bush on Iraq, economy
August 15, 2004
The factors that make President Bush a vulnerable incumbent have almost nothing to do with his opponent, John F. Kerry. They stem directly from two closely linked high-stakes policy gambles that Bush chose on his own. Neither has worked out as he hoped.
When to begin collecting pension involves many factors
August 15, 2004
Having turned 55, I can start collecting a $650-per-month pension from a former employer. But I don’t need the money now and can get $1,210 a month by waiting to age 62 to start taking benefits, or $1,613 if I wait until 65. Which option is best?
Lawrence commuter report
August 15, 2004
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Kotsay’s catch, homer lift A’s past Royals
August 15, 2004
Mark Kotsay preserved a tie with a highlight-reel catch in center field, and then immediately broke it with a home run.
Area briefs
August 15, 2004
¢ Watkins to showcase Civil War-era clothing ¢ Youth symphony groups to have auditions ¢ Learn about health at Mini-Medical School ¢ KU sets final exams ¢ Gubernatorial foesback SMSU change
Preseason rankings overlook up-and-coming Jayhawks
August 15, 2004
The last time Kansas University’s soccer team was snubbed in a preseason poll, the Jayhawks took it to heart and steamrolled to a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Ice-cream scoops for slices, cones popular with collectors
August 15, 2004
The ice-cream parlor was the coffeehouse of the 19th century.
Dolphins prevail sans Williams
Fiedler, Feeley each shine in win over Jags
August 15, 2004
Jay Fiedler and A.J. Feeley battled to a draw and helped the Miami Dolphins win.
USC top preseason pick
AP chooses defending champs as early No. 1
August 15, 2004
Southern California greeted news of its first preseason No. 1 ranking since 1979 with ambivalence.
New releases create a charming trio for children
August 15, 2004
This trio of picture books might well be called a triple treat.
Godzilla’ withstands test of time
August 15, 2004
Fifty years ago, it was 1954. (Research is the heart of journalism.)
Faces and places
August 15, 2004