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Archive for Sunday, August 22, 2004

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Poet’s showcase
August 22, 2004
People
August 22, 2004
¢ Bluegrass great Waller dies at 69 ¢ Stamos marriage on the rocks ¢ Actress gets out Latino vote ¢ Alma mater honors MacDowell
Arts notes
August 22, 2004
¢ Animals on display ¢ Youth symphony rehearsals begin ¢ KU textiles professor exhibits fiber art ¢ ‘Ballad of Black Jack’ auditions set ¢ KU to offer children’s drama classes ¢ Artist’s new show is “action”-packed ¢ K.C. museum devotes more space to art ¢ Outdoor sculptures on view at Washburn ¢ Sudlow paintings travel to Emporia ¢ St. Joseph Symphony to have auditions
Bump in road at Johnny’s may vex drivers no more
City, state plan repairs in next few years
August 22, 2004
Depending on who’s telling the story, that head-crunching bump in the road near Johnny’s Tavern in North Lawrence is either young enough to attend elementary school or old enough to run for president.
State may offer help to obtain Canadian drugs
Government would give advice, but not provide medicines directly
August 22, 2004
Kansas isn’t ready to provide inexpensive — but illegal — prescription drugs from Canada despite a growing movement by other states to do so.
Veteran breaks silence to defend Kerry
August 22, 2004
The commander of a Navy Swift boat who served alongside Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry during the Vietnam War stepped forward Saturday to dispute attacks challenging Kerry’s integrity and war record.
Kansans left in dark about political donors
August 22, 2004
In the state of Washington and many other states, the public knows right up to Election Day who is contributing how much to candidates.
Dole to return Clinton’s favor
Kansan to be inaugural speaker at University of Arkansas political seminar series
August 22, 2004
Once leaders of opposing parties, Bob Dole and Bill Clinton will continue their unlikely partnership for nonpartisan government at the first official public event of the Clinton School for Public Service.
Mental health workers say state in crisis
State hospitals unable to keep up with increased admissions
August 22, 2004
Those who care for the Kansas mentally ill are in a panic about what to do with patients now that two of the three state hospitals are near or at capacity.
State and local briefs
August 22, 2004
¢ Haskell welcoming students for fall term ¢ Primary loser selected to face Brownback ¢ Club to disseminate water-safety tips at park
U.S. basketball loses again
Lithuania hands Americans second loss at Athens Games, 94-90
August 22, 2004
Passed over by every NBA team and known mostly for his last-second miss in Sydney, a Lithuanian guard finally made a name for himself: Sah-ROO-nis Yah-seh-KEH-vih-shuhs.
Hooper so close, yet so far
Lawrence native awaits call to majors
August 22, 2004
Batting practice had concluded minutes earlier at Rosenblatt Stadium, and Lawrence native Kevin Hooper plopped down in the Omaha Royals’ dugout for a chat.
Lamb learning new role on offense
KU sophomore adjusting to playing wide receiver after move from safety
August 22, 2004
Jonathan Lamb caught two passes last season, hauling in a pair of interceptions as Kansas University’s starting free safety.
Mayer: Former KU football players’ gold medals hardly a trivial feat
August 22, 2004
It’s a Jayhawk trivia question that has surfaced at least once every four years since 1960. Truth is, it’s far from trivial: Name four former Kansas football players who won gold medals in the Olympic Games.
FSHS finishes fourth at first tennis tourney
August 22, 2004
Led by solid play from Tess Owen and Julia Guard, the Free State High girls tennis team placed fourth at the season-opening Shawnee Heights doubles tournament Saturday.
Sophomore making case for playing time
Backup guard hopes summer workouts translate to larger role for KU this season
August 22, 2004
Back home in McAlester, Okla., this summer, Jeremy Case did plenty of thinking. Case, a sophomore men’s basketball player at Kansas University, thought about ways to improve his game, how to get bigger and stronger, and pondered redshirting his second year in Lawrence.
Texas holds on for eighth straight win
August 22, 2004
For a moment, Francisco Cordero thought he’d blown it.
Ambitious KU vocalist tries taking the idle out of ‘Idol’
Celebrity judges dash student’s Hollywood hopes after he questions show’s ability to find the most talented performer in America
August 22, 2004
His honesty might have been his downfall, but Kansas University student Dylan Hilpman doesn’t regret speaking his mind during his second unsuccessful “American Idol” audition in as many years.
The art of moonlighting
Artists may work ‘day’ jobs to pay the bills, but creativity rules their nights, weekends
August 22, 2004
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Curious bystander: And what do you do for a living? Artist: I’m an artist. Curious bystander (chuckling): Sure. But what’s your REAL job?
Finalists in sculpture contest have left mark on area before
August 22, 2004
The finalists competing to create Lawrence’s next Percent for Art project are no strangers to public art. Most of them aren’t even strangers to Lawrence.
On the record
August 22, 2004
Muzzleloaders relive 1830s in ‘rendezvous’ at Lone Star
August 22, 2004
The sound of gunshots dominated the woods Saturday near Lone Star Lake, but the weapons fired were not your modern high-powered rifles, shotguns or pistols.
Baldwin soldier to return to Iraq
KU graduate to return to Camp Victory South after two weeks back home
August 22, 2004
It’s going to be hard for Linda Wiseman to drive her daughter Kasi to the airport Monday morning. While it’s always hard for a parent to see off a child, it’s even more difficult when you know your daughter is returning to one of the most dangerous places in the world.
Mental exam sought for suspect in KU graduate student’s slaying
August 22, 2004
A suburban Kansas City teenager charged with fatally stabbing a social worker and wounding his mother should undergo a competency evaluation, his attorney said.
City briefs
August 22, 2004
¢ Pan catches on fire, spreads in mobile home ¢ Benefit dance set for cystic fibrosis patient ¢ KU representatives hit the road to recruit ¢ Civilian Conservation Corps papers available
Teachers of note
August 22, 2004
Good service
August 22, 2004
Sign vandals
August 22, 2004
Creative funding
August 22, 2004
Ruth Mae Oatney
August 22, 2004
Hazel E. Chambers
August 22, 2004
Group urges women to get out and vote
Kansans mark suffrage movement milestone
August 22, 2004
Women, particularly businesswomen, need to shape the outcome of the upcoming election, according to a national group called Women Impacting Public Policy.
Congressional candidates mine house parties in area for votes
Ryun, Boyda campaign Saturday in small-group settings
August 22, 2004
Democrat Nancy Boyda on Saturday said Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun had lost touch with a district that was hurting economically, while Ryun defended his accomplishments and said the economy was getting better.
Militants still hold shrine
August 22, 2004
Militants loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr kept their hold on a revered shrine, and clashes flared Saturday in Najaf, raising fears that a resolution to the crisis in the holy city could collapse amid bickering between Shiite leaders.
Pakistan thwarts embassy attack
August 22, 2004
Pakistani forces arrested at least five al-Qaida-linked terrorists plotting to launch suicide attacks on government leaders and the U.S. Embassy, the government said Saturday.
Sole officer who served at senator’s side blasts anti-Kerry vets for lying, slandering
Editor says critics who were not there undermine others’ heroism in Vietnam
August 22, 2004
There were three Swift boats on the river that day in Vietnam more than 35 years ago — three officers and 15 crew members. Only two of those officers remain to talk about what happened on February 28, 1969.
Bush touts school agenda
Crawford, Texas
August 22, 2004
In a back-to-school message, President Bush says that while many public schools aren’t making the grade, he should get high marks from voters for the No Child Left Behind Act.
President’s heckler fired
August 22, 2004
A man who heckled President Bush at a political rally was fired from his job at an advertising and design company for offending a client who provided tickets to the event.
Athens keeps poor out of sight for games
August 22, 2004
Ahmet Oglu Tuncel understands that to put on a good face for Olympic tourists, police stop him from selling flowers on the sidewalks of the trendy Plaka district, where normally he makes enough money to pay for rent and food.
Al-Qaida eyes Latin American recruits
August 22, 2004
Governments throughout Mexico and Central America are on alert as evidence grows that al-Qaida members are traveling in the region and looking for recruits to carry out attacks in Latin America, the potential last frontier for international terrorism.
U.S. officials knew about abandoned Texas children
August 22, 2004
When a missionary found seven malnourished, diseased and abandoned Texas children in a Nigerian orphanage, U.S. State Department officials had known about the children’s plight but had not gone to the orphanage to check on them.
Imports worry Lawrence pharmacist
August 22, 2004
Canadian prescription drugs might seem like the cure for what ails the pocketbook, but Tom Wilcox isn’t so sure.
Green boosts Dodgers past Braves
L.A. slugger blasts two home runs, including grand slam, in 7-4 victory
August 22, 2004
After getting off to one of the slowest starts of his career, Shawn Green has steadily been catching up to his more productive teammates.
Miami deals lineman to Bears
August 22, 2004
Chicago acquired Pro Bowl defensive end Adewale Ogunleye from Miami on Saturday for receiver Marty Booker and a third-round draft choice in 2005.
Today’s schedule historical
August 22, 2004
Need help navigating today’s Olympic events? Here’s a quick roadmap for the day, complete with a historic start — and possibly, a historic finish or two.
Gymnastics judges suspended
Hamm keeps gold, but Yang was unfairly penalized
August 22, 2004
Paul Hamm thought his fantastic finish was too good to be true. Maybe he was right.
Swimmers Phelps, Thompson make history
August 22, 2004
Michael Phelps won another gold medal, this time wearing khaki shorts and flip-flops.
Williams settles for silver in 100
August 22, 2004
Two decades of American dominance in the 100 meters ended Saturday when Yuliya Nesterenko rode a powerful closing surge to overtake Lauryn Williams, nipping the newest American track standout at the finish.
Tailgating as popular as games
August 22, 2004
Matt Pilgrim and his buddies set up shop every fall in a parking lot not far from Georgia’s Sanford Stadium.
Commentary: Stink works on catfish, but so do other baits
August 22, 2004
After 40 years as a reporter, I thought I knew the two worst smells in the world. One is a corpse that’s been unburied for about a week, and the other is a bait bucket of shrimp left in the trunk of a car in the tropical sun (the rental car people can get very huffy about that one).
Some doves will have leg bands
August 22, 2004
Missouri seeks to crack down on shell litter
August 22, 2004
For a wingshooting challenge, nothing beats mourning doves. Perched on a telephone line, the somber gray birds seem almost tame.
Court ruling backs Wichita-based trash hauler in quest for landfill
Decision opens way for regional garbage facility in Harper County
August 22, 2004
A state appeals court ruling appears to open the way for development of a regional landfill in southern Kansas, but the implications for the state’s largest city are not immediately clear.
Audit confirms Venezuelan recall results
August 22, 2004
A two-day audit aimed at investigating allegations of fraud in last Sunday’s presidential recall referendum confirmed President Hugo Chavez’s overwhelming victory, but did little to satisfy many opposition leaders who claim the audit was insufficient to detect perceived irregularities.
Outdoors briefs
August 22, 2004
¢ Wichita pair pockets Wilson walleye money ¢ Salina angler breaks state smallmouth mark ¢ Saathoffs winners in Pomona tourney
Drilling doldrums
Gas prospects begin to dry up
August 22, 2004
A year ago, Jefferson County was abuzz about gas. Executives from big energy companies were spotted pawing through land ownership records in the Oskaloosa courthouse, looking for property owners to make rich.
Douglas County too ‘urban’ for drilling
August 22, 2004
Douglas County property owners probably won’t benefit from drilling for coal bed methane gas in northeast Kansas.
Vacation homes can build expenses
August 22, 2004
More people are buying a second house, not only to have a place to get away but also as an investment.
Vintage music collection puts spring in step
August 22, 2004
Don Whitebread lives in an A-frame chalet in rural Junction City with his wife, Florence.
Calendar
August 22, 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.
American Indians settled near Kansas River
August 22, 2004
When President Jackson signed into law the Indian Removal Act of 1830, eastern Kansas became a major stage for the unfolding drama between European-Americans and native peoples.
Underexpose, add contrast to emphasize clouds in photos
August 22, 2004
If you want to emphasize clouds in a photograph, it’s important to remember two things.
Pet owners can’t escape allergens
August 22, 2004
If you’re allergic to cat or dog hair, good luck getting away from it in your home — whether or not you have pets.
Heartworm can be avoided
August 22, 2004
Asia, my sweet-tempered golden retriever mix, had a rough start in life. She was abandoned when she was just a year old and spent the next two years living outdoors. By the time she was rescued, she had picked up a potentially fatal souvenir of her ordeal: heartworm. Thankfully, the problem was caught in time and treated, and Asia now has been declared heartworm-free. Ideally, however, she would never have had it in the first place. The disease can be avoided with a few basic precautions.
Extreme Delux model of Hopalong bicycle rare
August 22, 2004
Hopalong Cassidy was introduced in 1911 as a fictional character in a story by Clarence E. Mulford, who wrote 28 books featuring the cowboy.
Burton Morris’ pop art explodes from Hollywood to Athens
August 22, 2004
The “For Sale” sign on Burton Morris’ front lawn is a testament to his success.
What are you reading?
August 22, 2004
Secret evidence big battleground in Jackson case
August 22, 2004
In a high-stakes drama of legal gamesmanship, prosecutors and defense lawyers in the Michael Jackson child molestation case are battling over still-secret evidence that might make or break the case against the pop star.
Investigator: Worries about daughter motivated Blake before wife’s slaying
August 22, 2004
Robert Blake was afraid his wife-to-be would expose their child to a life of drugs and crime — so he plotted a year before her murder to gain custody, a private investigator testified.
Busch claims victory at Michigan
After grabbing early lead, 19-year-old cruises to checkered flag in NASCAR Busch Series race
August 22, 2004
It took Kyle Busch 27 laps to work his way to the lead Saturday despite starting second.
Mulholland stymies Tribe
Minnesota cruises past Cleveland, 8-1
August 22, 2004
Terry Mulholland was too smart for Cleveland.
Going greek
Gardeners decorate with native land in mind
August 22, 2004
When Susie Phill was a homesick teenage bride in a new country, she imagined the garden she would have someday. It would resemble the gardens in her native Greece, with rustic stone paths and an abundance of fragrant roses.
Harvesting fruit at peak of season maintains nutrients
August 22, 2004
Once every four or five years local fruit growers enjoy a tree-ripened peach. In most years, late spring frosts, insects and disease turn these trees into barren ornamentals. This year, however, fruit trees across the county are loaded, breaking branches and whetting gardeners’ appetites.
Briefly
August 22, 2004
¢ Candidate, party spending in election tops $1 billion ¢ U.S. military decides 10 prisoners won’t be released ¢ Family holds funeral for hostage who was beheaded
Overtime overhaul to take effect Monday
August 22, 2004
In an unprecedented overhaul of the nation’s overtime pay rules, the Bush administration is delivering to its business allies an election-year plum they’ve sought for decades.
Briefcase
August 22, 2004
¢ Boater hopes to lure clients with lake maps ¢ Kansas association taps area bankers for board ¢ N.Y. lamppost space listed at $21M a year ¢ Name that company
The Motley Fool
August 22, 2004
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Ready for terror ¢ Self-employment ¢ Money from lots ¢ Our friend, the SEC
Palmer leads Bengals past Patriots
August 22, 2004
Carson Palmer gave Cincinnati fans reason to believe this could be a turnaround season for the Bengals.
Dart system helps identify driving stupidity
August 22, 2004
How do you rate yourself as a driver?
Robert Gillahan
August 22, 2004
Can campaign laws ban business ads?
August 22, 2004
Russ Darrow — “The Right Russ,” his bumper stickers say — is running in the Sept. 14 primary for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Russ Feingold. Feingold is a saint in the church of campaign finance reform because of the McCain-Feingold legislation. It was enacted in 2002 to solve the supposed problem of “too much money in politics.”
First online sale falls through, so Bazine returns to eBay list
August 22, 2004
Going once, going twice … sold to the second-highest bidder.
Libya’s desert, dunes big draw
Locals hope for American tourists now that travel restrictions are lifted
August 22, 2004
Hassan Hudana has a small hotel and a big dream.
Horoscopes
August 22, 2004
Online pharmacies full of risks, rewards
August 22, 2004
If you need a prescription filled, be careful before ordering from an online pharmacy.
Faces and places
August 22, 2004
Pet post
August 22, 2004
Reflected glory
Despite all its problems, the Olympic Games still provide many uplifting moments.
August 22, 2004
Isn’t it fun to share the triumph of dedicated athletes competing in the Summer Olympic Games in Athens?
Voters could be better-informed
August 22, 2004
The calls come to Project Vote Smart in a steady stream, from New York and New Mexico, from California and Connecticut, from the confused in every corner of the land.
Personal ruin doesn’t prevent generosity in hurricane’s wake
August 22, 2004
With a freezer full of food about to spoil, there was only one thing for Nestor Tsimpedes to do after Hurricane Charley made a shambles of his restaurant — feed people for free.
China’s late leader Deng celebrated like a pop star
August 22, 2004
Known as the father of a two-decade-long economic boom and crusher of the 1989 pro-democracy movement at Tiananmen Square, Deng Xiaoping has an unlikely new role: pop culture icon.
Moderation a better diet idea than cutting out carbohydrates
August 22, 2004
Diet is the word we all want to avoid but usually are contemplating if we’re not already on one. Of course, we’d really rather not diet because we want to eat what we want when we want it and as much of it as we want. Imagine that. Most people in their lifetime have been on some type of diet for various reasons, but predominately to lose weight. The older we get the harder it is to lose those extra pounds. Now, how do you decide which diet to follow? Are you thinking low-carbohydrate diet? Well, there’s no doubt that the low-carbohydrate diets are getting a lot of press these days. What do you need to know about low-carbohydrate diets?
Sheriff recounts long hunt for Green River killer
August 22, 2004
The Green River killings haunted the Seattle area for two decades, affecting nearly everyone in some way. But probably no one other than victims’ families were as affected as the investigators who followed a long trail of bodies until they finally led to Gary Ridgway.
Fashion companies ride Olympic bandwagon
August 22, 2004
The Olympics — and its potentially enormous audience — is too tempting for fashion and beauty companies to pass up.
Lawrence commuter report
August 22, 2004
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Bookstore
August 22, 2004
Jayhawks crush Creighton
August 22, 2004
It came as little surprise when Kansas University’s first soccer goal of the season was scored by a player named Smith.
Vigilante claims he was trailing bin Laden
August 22, 2004
An American on trial for allegedly torturing Afghan terror suspects in a private jail claimed Saturday in his first interview from custody that he was hot on the heels of Osama bin Laden and other militant leaders when he was arrested on July 5.
Bomb blast kills at least 14 at rally
August 22, 2004
A series of bombs exploded as a top Bangladeshi opposition leader was speaking at a rally from atop a truck Saturday, killing at least 14 people and injuring hundreds, witnesses and news reports said.
Cink takes command at NEC
Golfer has 5-stroke lead heading into today’s final round
August 22, 2004
Stewart Cink is making Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton’s decision look better than ever.
Software clients can send designs to manufacturers
EMachineShop programmer targets hobbyists
August 22, 2004
It’s the Internet Revolution meets the Industrial Revolution: a new program that lets people design 3-D objects like car parts and door knobs in metal or plastic and then order them online.
Sports photo candidly captures Olympic history
August 22, 2004
The curse of the sports photographer has always been redundancy. Year after year, city after city, he travels in a pack, following the competitive grind in pursuit of images that rise above decorating the box scores and go on to shape our collective sports consciousness.
Culture crush
Writer: Schools destroy natural genius in children who don’t speak English
August 22, 2004
In his talks to students, Victor Villasenor likes to ask, “Who here is a genius?”