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Heavy snow still headed toward Lawrence
February 1, 2004
(Updated Monday at 12:54 a.m.) Don’t let Sunday afternoon’s mild temperatures and light snowfall fool you — the big winter storm is still on its way. “We’re going to have heavy snow,” said Ross Janssen, 6News meteorologist. “Right now, we’re thinking about four to eight inches of total snowfall, through the lunch hour on Monday.” Tonganoxie school district has canceled classes for Monday. Other cancellations will be posted as they are announced.
Poet’s showcase
February 1, 2004
Laudable job
February 1, 2004
Mercury damage
February 1, 2004
Family briefs
February 1, 2004
¢ Week of frugal living eases holiday reckoning ¢ Merriam-Webster names most-looked-up words ¢ Got five minutes? Use it wisely
Frozen cells preserve picture of vanished world
February 1, 2004
Trees once grew 70 feet tall in Antarctica — even with darkness blanketing the continent six months at a stretch. They clumped in forests at least as dense as those found today in temperate climates.
Behind the lens: Super Bowl illustration brings story into view
February 1, 2004
Beautylicious:’ charm school with a little color
February 1, 2004
George Catlin’s Indian Gallery reassembled in K.C.
February 1, 2004
“George Catlin and His Indian Gallery,” an exhibit that showcases more than 120 works of art from one of the most important collections at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, opens Saturday at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Pinpointing root helps alleviate food cravings
February 1, 2004
When the craving for a chocolate bar or a pepperoni pizza with extra cheese comes on, it hits like a ton of bricks. Nothing, but nothing, will get between your mouth and that specific food.
Flute performance qualifies KU alumna for national contest
February 1, 2004
For flutist Annie Davidson, it’s not just practice, but also persistence, that makes perfect. Davidson, a Russell native who graduated in May 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in flute performance from Kansas University, won first place in the division-level Music Teachers National Assn. competition Jan. 16 in Boulder, Colo. She now proceeds to the final round of the MTNA Young Artist Competition, March 29 in Kansas City, Mo.
Free enterprise
February 1, 2004
Seniors calendar
February 1, 2004
Ask the fool: Stocks vs. funds
February 1, 2004
Bleeding Kansas’ author to speak
Professor to present Civil War-era findings documented in new book
February 1, 2004
While working on her doctorate, Nicole Etcheson spent untold hours poring over letters, diaries and papers of former Southerners who had settled in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois in the 1850s.
Sen. Roberts cites ‘failure’ of weapons intelligence
February 1, 2004
Failing to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq represents a “world intelligence community failure,” the chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said Saturday.
Kansans re-elect moderate to GOP National Committee
February 1, 2004
A Republican Party official whose moderate politics inspired criticism from some conservatives easily beat back an attempt Saturday to oust him from his party leadership position.
200 missing in barge disaster
February 1, 2004
Nearly 200 people were missing after a barge caught fire and sank in a river in northwestern Congo, the United Nations said Saturday.
Association to manage Liberty Memorial
Monument is latest K.C. asset turned over to private interests
February 1, 2004
The city will turn over management of the Liberty Memorial to a private association, beginning today. The City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a contract with the Liberty Memorial Assn. to operate the World War I memorial. The city will continue to own the memorial and the land it is on.
Raymond Lilienkamp
February 1, 2004
Services for Raymond Lilienkamp, 87, Lockwood, Mo., will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Lockwood Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
Republican Assembly elects new leader
February 1, 2004
Gimme Shelter’ filmmaker dies at 72
February 1, 2004
Charlotte Zwerin, who was in the vanguard of American documentary filmmaking for four decades as an editor and director and who collaborated with David and Albert Maysles on the landmark “Gimme Shelter,” has died. She was 72.
Mother’s actions amount to murder, jury finds
February 1, 2004
An Independence, Mo., woman has been convicted of murdering her 3-year-old son by doing nothing to prevent her boyfriend from killing the boy.
Flights canceled amid al-Qaida concerns
February 1, 2004
Six U.S.-bound flights from England, Scotland and France were canceled Saturday after U.S. authorities warned French and British counterparts about intelligence reports indicating that al-Qaida terrorists might target the flights.
Gene Allen Carr
February 1, 2004
Court orders release of wrongly convicted prisoner
February 1, 2004
A federal appeals court is demanding the immediate release of a man found to have been wrongly convicted of murder 24 years ago on the testimony of a jailhouse informant.
Brown case hits personal emotions
February 1, 2004
She’s been helping organize Black History Month events for 25 years, but Sylvia Cyrus-Albritton has noticed something a little different about this February: an intensely personal response to the celebration’s theme.
Lawrence briefs
February 1, 2004
¢ Sexuality course open to public ¢ Career fair planned at Kansas University ¢ Children to volunteer for dental patients
Lawrence datebook
February 1, 2004
Bush to back Iraq intelligence probe, officials say
February 1, 2004
President Bush has agreed to support an independent inquiry into the prewar intelligence that he used to assert that Saddam Hussein was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction, Republican and congressional sources said Saturday.
WIBW: Weak second half leads to KU loss
February 1, 2004
KU lost to ISU in Ames, Iowa Saturday afternoon after leading at halftime.
DiMarco, Kaye tied for FBR lead
Mickelson one stroke back entering final round
February 1, 2004
On a day when nearly everyone made a charge, Chris DiMarco had one of the best. DiMarco shot his way into a share of the third-round lead in the FBR Open Saturday, shooting a 7-under 64 to join Jonathan Kaye at 14-under 199.
Jayhawks thrive at home invite
February 1, 2004
Twenty-five schools competed in the Jayhawk Invitational, but the Kansas University track and field team wasn’t very hospitable.
Nuggets’ rally stuns Mavs
Anthony caps comeback with clutch free throws
February 1, 2004
The Dallas Mavericks apparently thought the game was over. Except Denver never gave up despite being down by 20 points.
Student gets diploma 64 years after leaving
February 1, 2004
Merle Beane was just months from graduating when he walked out of Portland High School for the last time 64 years ago. Now, he has his diploma.
Winter best time to hike Big Cypress swamp
February 1, 2004
You may have stopped at the rest area on Alligator Alley just north of Milemarker 62, gazed at the vast, cypress-dotted wilderness and thought, “Who, in his or her right mind, would try to walk around out in that?”
Missouri ranges offer cure for cabin fever
February 1, 2004
No matter how much we love to curl up with a good book or surf the Internet, most of us feel the need to get outdoors during the winter.
Turkey permit forms downloadable online
February 1, 2004
Permit applications for the spring turkey season are online and available to download via the Internet. Both resident and nonresident permits for units 1, 2 and 3 will be available over the counter at Wildlife and Parks offices and select license vendors by mid-February. The season will run from April 14 through May 31.
Nursing home fire kills 10, injures six
February 1, 2004
Fire broke out at a southern Scottish nursing home early Saturday, killing 10 residents and injuring six others, the fire service said.
Bush budget would curb some tax breaks, while halving deficit by 2009
February 1, 2004
President Bush’s $2.4 trillion budget for 2005 would ease away from tax breaks for energy and business favored by Republicans while cutting spending on programs from environment to community development, GOP officials said Saturday.
Trial begins Tuesday in 1975 reservation slaying
February 1, 2004
When machine-gun-toting American Indian Movement militants took over Wounded Knee in 1973, the eyes of the world focused on the tiny Pine Ridge reservation village and the tense 71-day standoff with federal agents.
Dean dubs Kerry Republican as Tuesday showdown nears
February 1, 2004
Howard Dean unloaded Saturday on front-runner Sen. John Kerry, calling the Massachusetts senator a “Republican” with an “appalling” reliance on money from corporate special interests and lobbyists.
Big battles await Supreme Court
February 1, 2004
Sometimes the work of the Supreme Court befits the court’s image as a stolid place. Quiet, plodding, even boring. Not this year.
Arts notes
February 1, 2004
¢ Tapestries, collages in CornerBank show ¢ KU art program brings noted painter to campus ¢ Visiting Artist Series features bassoon, piano ¢ Dance concert celebrates first steps ¢ Outdoor sculpture show calls for entries ¢ Love is in the air at the Olive Gallery
Ice wreaks havoc on limbs
February 1, 2004
The snow and ice have created a magnificent winter wonderland. Although the winter conditions are great for sledding and skiing, it is miserable for driving and is hard on landscape trees and shrubs. The heavy snow and ice accumulations on branches and trunks can be quite dangerous and cause major damage.
Taking restorative steps into the Lincoln home
National monument being renovated from the outside in
February 1, 2004
Three and a half years after President Clinton declared Abraham Lincoln’s “summer White House” to be a national monument, the place is still filled with avocado green carpet, linoleum flooring and fluorescent lights — relics of the home’s most recent use as a governmental public affairs office.
Home & away’
Great Romance Escape contest to kick off
February 1, 2004
Smart investment: Moving for dollars
February 1, 2004
The motley fool
February 1, 2004
News shows
February 1, 2004
Roth IRA investors can start withdrawing
But is it wise to do so?
February 1, 2004
Are you one of the early adopters — someone who opened a Roth IRA when they were first offered in 1998? Time then for a brush-up on the rules, since people who opened Roths in 1998 and 1999 can now take money out without paying the 10 percent penalty that investors associate with IRA withdrawals before age 59 1/2.
Daily reality offers simple pleasures
February 1, 2004
When the first sequel to “The Matrix” appeared, I found myself in a familiar place: out in the dark. I hadn’t heard of the movie. The fact that it had achieved iconic status, that it represented a seismic cultural event, that it had profoundly altered the human experience — all this had passed me by.
Saudi cleric denounces terrorism as hajj peaks
February 1, 2004
Saudi Arabia’s top cleric called on Muslims around the world Saturday to forsake terrorism, saying those who claim to be holy warriors were an affront to the faith.
Advocate surveys homeless in Lawrence
Resident with real-life experience on city’s streets goes back to find solutions
February 1, 2004
Sandi Kelly has been homeless, several times. She figures she could be homeless again in the future. But during the good times, when her life is in order and a roof is over her head, Kelly devotes herself to fixing homelessness in Lawrence.
KU trombone player dons same set of uniforms his parents wore in ‘78
February 1, 2004
When Chris and Dee Bradt put on their new Kansas University band uniforms in 1978, they had no idea their son would someday be wearing a Marching Jayhawk uniform from the same set.
Catt services
February 1, 2004
Greer services
February 1, 2004
Eller, Sanders, Elway, Brown selected
February 1, 2004
The stirring comeback and spectacular escape were unnecessary this time around. John Elway and Barry Sanders were elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame without a sweat.
Mayer: All KU minds needed to solve athletics mess
February 1, 2004
The late Franklin Murphy said often as Kansas University chancellor that being head of a major school would be far easier if there were no medical school or athletic department to deal with.
Pembroke clips Baldwin
February 1, 2004
Jeremy Wright scored 19 points, and Austin Inzer added 18, but that wasn’t enough to prevent Baldwin High from absorbing a 71-64 high school boys basketball loss Saturday to Pembroke Hill.
KSU’s Ohlde scores 2,000th career point
No. 12 Wildcats rip No. 20 Sooners, 74-65
February 1, 2004
Kansas State center Nicole Ohlde made school history Saturday — and she didn’t do it quietly. Kansas State’s all-time leading scorer had 27 points in the Wildcats’ 74-65 win over No. 20 Oklahoma, making her the first player in school history to score 2,000 career points. Her 2,008 points also make her the school’s second leading scorer in both men’s and women’s basketball.
You don’t have to be a Starr to win the big show
February 1, 2004
Starr. Staubach. Bradshaw. Montana. Elway. Favre. The Super Bowl is the place where the game’s great quarterbacks go to get rings and form legacies.
People
February 1, 2004
Lesbian soap gets green light Brown’s arrest may cost honors Stone lauded while on location Super lineup not super enough
Briefly
February 1, 2004
¢ Top nuclear scientist fired ¢ Pentagon readies for biggest round of base closures ¢ Families of troops complain about lack of rest time
Marijuana thriving behind closed doors
Indoor crop mostly avoiding detection
February 1, 2004
Douglas County smoked the rest of the state when it came to the number of indoor marijuana plants seized by law-enforcement agencies the past two years, according to new data compiled by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Letha Transmeier McCrary
February 1, 2004
Bars celebrate big game with chili feeds, contests
February 1, 2004
Chili, beer and the Super Bowl seem to go together in some Lawrence bars. By the time the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots clash tonight in Houston, chili feeds and chili contests will be well under way.
Briefs
February 1, 2004
¢ Parents win quest to add son’s name to memorial ¢ Freedom Forum program to include KU professor ¢ K.C. Indian community seeks scholarship fund ¢ Medicare forum to focus on prescription coverage
Jazz world mourns Garden City death
Piano-playing songwriter and Grammy nominee Mantooth dead at 56
February 1, 2004
Grammy award-nominated jazz musician Frank Mantooth died Friday at his home in Garden City. He was 56. Coroner Harold Perkins said Mantooth died from natural causes but couldn’t be more specific. Perkins said final autopsy results have not been released.
Mac turns 20
February 1, 2004
It changed computing as we knew it. Twenty years ago, Apple Computer heaved a sledgehammer into the face of the establishment with its revolutionary Macintosh.
Don’t breathe deep
Powerful household chemicals pollute indoor air
February 1, 2004
So, you don’t dust? Or do windows? Good for you. Don’t have wall-to-wall, a new air-tight house or a big inventory of pesticides, cleaners and cosmetics? Even better. A recent study has found the dust and air trapped inside homes is likely to contain a wide variety of human reproduction-disrupting and cancer-causing chemicals.
Bush, Blair still tied to intelligence failures
February 1, 2004
George W. Bush and Tony Blair are momentarily in the clear. But their intelligence services are left stuck in deep doo-doo, as a former CIA chief and ex-president named George H.W. Bush might well put it.
Dollars for decadence sweeten Baldwin arts
Chocolate Auction set for Feb. 8
February 1, 2004
Twelve hours spent carving a 3-pound cylinder of chocolate into a life-like deciduous tree have temporarily ruined Baldwin sculptor Karen Bayer’s appetite for chocolate.
Retired teacher dedicates days to preserving story of Santa Fe Trail
February 1, 2004
Katharine Kelley is the keeper of the Santa Fe Trail, particularly the segment that runs through Douglas County. The 94-year-old retired schoolteacher knows just about everything there is to know about the trail, a commercial route from Franklin, Mo., to Santa Fe, N.M., that flourished between 1821 and 1880.
The Fool School
February 1, 2004
If you plan to apply for credit in the near future, be sure to review your credit report first, so you can catch and correct any errors. You’ll likely find the document much more interesting than you expected. Better still, guard against identity theft by reviewing your credit report regularly and looking for signs of unauthorized activity.
County may buy first-responder bus with terror funds
February 1, 2004
They’ve already bought chemical hoods, anthrax-sensing devices and a thermal-imaging apparatus capable of spying the amount of poison-laced coffee in a Styrofoam cup.
Lawrence commuter report
February 1, 2004
Corrections
February 1, 2004
Violence claims 9 Iraqis, 3 Americans
February 1, 2004
A bomb-laden car plowed through a razor wire fence and exploded Saturday outside a police station in the north of the country, killing nine Iraqis and injuring 45, including policemen there to pick up their pay.
Briefly
February 1, 2004
¢ Disney World offers fairy-tale weddings ¢ Museum provides taste of dairy industry ¢ Communities earn preservation honor
Generational saga better than all right
February 1, 2004
Tessa Hadley has written gorgeous contradictions and harmonious and inharmonious interactions into a warm novel that follows the contours of four generations of a family and, in the end, shows us ourselves.
What are you reading?
February 1, 2004
Verdict is in
February 1, 2004
Mardi Gras in Mobile boasts fun for family
Gulf Coast celebration has long history
February 1, 2004
From decorated trees and outrageous costumes to colorful parades and quaint traditions, it’s Mardi Gras time on the Gulf Coast. And while New Orleans’ celebration may be better known, Mobile’s claims to be older — as well as more family-oriented.
Horoscope
February 1, 2004
Charting the future
Two Kansas legislators have a bold and enticing vision for the state’s economic future.
February 1, 2004
Rep. Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing, and Sen. Nick Jordan, R-Shawnee, have worked for about eight months to put together the “Kansas Economic Growth Act,” which they presented to the Kansas Legislature last week, and they are excited about their plan.
Opera diva plows into ‘Strawberry Fields,’ again
February 1, 2004
In the opera “Strawberry Fields,” an elderly woman meanders into Central Park, sits on a bench and begins to imagine all the hustle and bustle around her is part of an elaborate opera.
Courtside trial seats costly
County wants $51,000 for prime access
February 1, 2004
San Mateo County is charging television stations $51,000 to reserve a coveted spot next to the courthouse for the Scott Peterson murder trial.
Lawrence, area hunker down awaiting storm
Groceries, shovels top shoppers’ lists
February 1, 2004
Lawrence managed to avoid winter weather Saturday that hammered much of the rest of the state, causing numerous accidents including one that left five people dead. The city won’t be so lucky today, when a major winter storm hunkers down on the region, causing a mix of snow and freezing rain. It’s expected to be one of the largest storms to hit northeast Kansas in several years.
On the record
February 1, 2004
Not a big upset’
Self dismayed by second-half defense
February 1, 2004
The fans didn’t storm the court after unranked Iowa State’s 68-61 men’s basketball victory over No. 15-rated Kansas University Saturday at Hilton Coliseum.
NASA looks back, forward a year after shuttle disaster
February 1, 2004
One year after the space shuttle Columbia fell out of a blue Texas sky in blazing fragments, the people of NASA are caught in a mix of euphoria over the Mars landings, hope for a rebirth of human space exploration a decade or so in the future — and painful determination to return the shuttle to flight.
Tigers turn back Wildcats
No. 18 Okie State trips No. 13 Texas Tech, 70-66
February 1, 2004
Missouri’s only freshman starter isn’t bashful about putting the ball up. Thomas Gardner scored all but three of his 16 points in the second half, including three three-pointers that spurred a long-range attack, helping the Tigers pull away for a 62-53 victory Saturday over Kansas State.
Spring, Sunday Morning
February 1, 2004
Super Bowl pairs power of Panthers, finesse of Pats
February 1, 2004
If the Carolina Panthers win the Super Bowl, it will be with power. If the New England Patriots win, it will be with finesse, deception, intimidation and experience.
Business briefs
February 1, 2004
The ‘write’ rhythm
In prose and verse, contest winners nail poetic timing, voice
February 1, 2004
Winning an award named for “Black Poet Laureate” Langston Hughes has been especially meaningful in different ways for fiction writer Tasha Haas and poet Nedra Rogers.
Jackson supporter attacks magazine article
February 1, 2004
Saying the public should remember that Michael Jackson is presumed innocent until proven guilty, a friend of the Jackson family criticized a magazine article that portrayed the embattled singer negatively.
KU humbled at Hilton
February 1, 2004
Kansas University now has something in common with every other men’s basketball team in the Big 12 Conference. A league loss. Iowa State took care of KU’s perfect league mark, overcoming an eight-point halftime deficit to down the Jayhawks, 68-61, Saturday before 11,205 frenzied fans at Hilton Coliseum.
Cyclones: ‘This is anybody’s league now’
February 1, 2004
Curtis Stinson called the move that sealed Iowa State’s 68-61 victory over No. 15 Kansas University a “teardrop” because of the way the high-arcing shot was delivered.
Duo blend talents, brew up business
Cloud County Tea Co. owners plan to expand with new products, markets
February 1, 2004
Some businesses are all about finding the right blends. Lorraine Palmer and Johnita Crawford first met because of a sore foot and ultimately decided they had the right blend of talents, interests and energy to create a business togethe
Adventure at sea is all about food
February 1, 2004
In my family, we are nautical people. We have the sea in our veins. I do not speak metaphorically: Sometimes we find actual eels in our underpants. That’s how nautical we are.
Second rover rolls onto Mars
February 1, 2004
NASA’s Opportunity rolled off its lander and onto the rusty soil of Mars early Saturday, a week after the six-wheeled rover arrived on the Red Planet — and just hours after confirmation of its first major geologic discovery.
Feeling blue in Bluegrass State
No. 4 Louisville loses to Marquette; No. 5 Kentucky downed by Vanderbilt
February 1, 2004
Louisville coach Rick Pitino said he felt fine Saturday — until Marquette’s Steve Novak started hitting three-pointers. Novak made eight three-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points as Marquette beat No. 4 Louisville, 77-70, in Pitino’s first game back from a two-day medical leave.
Arts notes
February 1, 2004
¢ KU seniors showing fruits of art training ¢ KC Singers to have musical auditions ¢ Jazz concert honors Lawrence native ¢ Visiting Artist Series hosts bassoonist, pianist ¢ KU art department brings noted painter to campus ¢ Concert to benefit arts center children ¢ Tapestries, collages compose CornerBank show ¢ ‘Alterna-folk’ star Patty Larkin coming ¢ Van Go show asks ‘Have a Heart’
Briefcase
February 1, 2004
¢ Marketers set to score ¢ Managers provide do’s, don’ts when interviewing ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company
Brown, BHS survive Eudora
February 1, 2004
Severe winter storm threats caused the Top Gun Tournament title game to be pushed up two hours, but there was no way it was going to be canceled.
Las Vegas hotels cancel Super Bowl parties
NFL threatens legal action if casinos charge to watch today’s game
February 1, 2004
Some of Las Vegas’ biggest hotel-casinos are canceling Super Bowl parties and making refunds to thousands of guests after the NFL threatened legal action against those broadcasting the title game on big-screen TVs.
Foggy conclusions contribute to war
February 1, 2004
There was a moment in “The Fog of War” when I thought this sober film on the life and times of Robert McNamara should be required viewing for those who believe that even a good war is free of moral dilemmas.
Briefs
February 1, 2004
¢ School credits fish for putting out fire ¢ Law would let diners keep unfinished wine ¢ DNA test ordered for president’s brother ¢ Lawmaker wants codes to include feng shui ¢ Suspect in abduction found; ex-wife missing
Books give child’s-eye view of civil rights movement
February 1, 2004
LHS girls stifle Free State for fifth at Winter Classic
February 1, 2004
For the Free State High girls basketball team, it was the same old symptoms. For Lawrence High, it was nothing short of a relieving remedy.
Jayhawks clobber Cowgirls
Woodard coaches KU to 74-61 win over OSU
February 1, 2004
First, Lynette Woodard received a congratulatory handshake from Chancellor Robert Hemenway. Then Woodard, Kansas University’s interim women’s basketball coach, did a quick postgame radio show. After a hasty debriefing of her players in the dressing room, Woodard met with the media for a few minutes. Then she placed the call.