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Poet’s Showcase
February 8, 2004
Bush budget ignores financial reality
February 8, 2004
President Bush, in a budget message longer on wishful thinking and political calculation than on realism, set his top goals as winning the war on terror, maintaining domestic safety and spurring economic growth.
Wrong tax target
February 8, 2004
Comfort, luxury coexist in spring lingerie
February 8, 2004
Spring lingerie collections promise more colors, more frills and more luxurious fabrics as vintage-inspired, romantic garments fill the racks. And for those who have been suffering through the heyday of the thong and waiting for roomier panties to come back, the wait is over.
Current prices
February 8, 2004
Feathering the Flock
February 8, 2004
The Journal-World’s campaign to feather the Marching Jayhawk flock by fall continued to rack up donations last week.
Bryant back with Lakers, but he won’t play today
February 8, 2004
Kobe Bryant rejoined the Los Angeles Lakers in Orlando, but he won’t play today against the Magic.
Hunting isn’t over
Snow geese season goes through April 30
February 8, 2004
While most hunting seasons are over in Kansas, snow geese season extends through April 30.
Jayhawk women falter down stretch, fall to Huskers
February 8, 2004
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team let a nine-point lead slip away, and Nebraska rallied for a 59-48 victory Saturday over the Jayhawks at Devaney Sports Center.
Notes on what’s new in fashion
February 8, 2004
By now, you’ve probably heard that candy-scented and flavored beauty products are big right now. Vanilla and chocolate shower gels, lip glosses and colognes are just about everywhere. And why not — they smell great and pack zero calories.
Style notes
February 8, 2004
¢ Bobbi Brown supports V-Day ¢ Hilfiger teams with Beyonce
Ex-Westar executives win delay of trial
Defendants still seek to move case out of Kansas
February 8, 2004
Two former Westar Energy Inc. executives who are charged with spending millions of dollars in company money will face trial in September instead of March, a federal judge ordered.
WSU aviation research institute worthy of federal funds, congressmen contend
February 8, 2004
Sen. Sam Brownback pledged Friday to fight for funding for Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research, even as he works to balance the federal budget in seven years.
Husband jailed in torture case
February 8, 2004
A 33-year-old Ottawa woman was held captive for 15 hours by her husband, who stabbed her in her genitals, bludgeoned her multiple times with a brick and intentionally vomited on her, says the woman who helped her escape.
Raising Gary: A mother’s love and a lot of faith
Defiant mom helps son overcome odds
February 8, 2004
Through the years, Dorothy Rumbaugh hasn’t asked for a whole heck of a lot. She’s been more giver than taker. She’s devoted much of her life to caring for her son Gary, born 57 years ago with Down syndrome. After living in Oskaloosa a number of years, the two now share an old farmhouse in McLouth.
Rumsfeld defends Iraq war as new strife flares within NATO
February 8, 2004
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, defending the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq to a skeptical international audience, said Saturday he was confident Saddam Hussein’s removal eventually would spread “seeds of freedom” through the Middle East.
U.N. team to settle Iraq election question
Governing Council says findings won’t be binding
February 8, 2004
A U.N. team began its mission in Iraq on Saturday to study prospects for early legislative elections opposed by the United States but demanded by the powerful Shiite Muslim clergy.
Bush says CIA director’s job secure despite intelligence flaws
February 8, 2004
President Bush said Saturday that CIA Director George Tenet’s job was not in jeopardy despite election-year questions about the accuracy of prewar intelligence on Iraq.
Arts notes
February 8, 2004
¢ ‘150 Years of Lingerie’ strewn about museum ¢ Arts Commission calls for grant applicants ¢ Exhibit by KU alum explores culture clash ¢ Storyteller to recount medieval epic ¢ Arizona clarinetist slated as visiting artist ¢ Baroque ensemble plans concerts ¢ Horn Ensemble to play music of masters ¢ Spencer exhibit examines cultural past ¢ Lawrence student wins fiction contest ¢ Retired med professor to sign books ¢ Lawrence-based mag honored for design ¢ KU scholars part of Washburn book colloquium ¢ Groups needed for band battle
Kansas Democratic Party shuffles staff
February 8, 2004
The Kansas Democratic Party is making some staff changes, and most of them involve Lawrence residents.
Vampire bat saliva may offer new stroke treatment
February 8, 2004
Considering the lack of good treatments for strokes, it probably is no surprise that researchers will consider just about anything. But still, vampire bat saliva?
Accident kills driver of pickup
February 8, 2004
Carl Trybom was startled Saturday morning when he heard a “loud boom” somewhere outside his house north of Lawrence.
Elizabeth J. Pooler
February 8, 2004
Police move to retake Haitian city from protesters
February 8, 2004
Police clashed Saturday with rebels who have occupied this city for two days, and the insurgents promised to keep fighting until Haiti’s embattled president steps down.
Lawrence High triple-trouble for Free State
February 8, 2004
It was a third-round knockout, and Lawrence High wins again.
Area roundup: Wellsville pops Paola
February 8, 2004
Zach Pearce scored 18 points to lead three players in double figures as Wellsville knocked off Paola, 59-53, Saturday night in boys basketball. Gary VanHorn scored 15 for the Eagles (6-9), and Ryan Oshel added 13. Wellsville travels Tuesday to Osawatomie.
York sweeps Haskell
Fightin’ Indian men clipped, 78-76; women come up short, 60-54
February 8, 2004
Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball coach Jamie Morrison does not believe referees determine the outcome of games, but Saturday night he thought they came close.
Mayer: Jayhawks need to be tough in brutal Big 12
February 8, 2004
Basketball analyst Len Elmore looked carefully at the tremendous rash of college upsets this season. He concluded that the main thing the underdog victor featured was toughness in the clutch. The victims, Elmore noted, lacked it. Despite superior personnel they got dumped.
Cowboys enjoy Hilton romp
Oklahoma State routs Iowa State, 88-67, in Ames
February 8, 2004
John Lucas showed once more why Oklahoma State is so happy to have him.
St. Joe’s remains unbeaten
February 8, 2004
Saint Joseph’s won’t celebrate its latest victory for long. Someone scrawled on the chalkboard in the locker room the scores of Dayton’s two wins against the Hawks last season.
River City Weekly video - Bill Snead
February 8, 2004
Journal World senior editor Bill Snead discusses meeting and conversing with Dorothy Rumbaugh, an 85 year old McLouth resident, and her son Gary, who was born 57 years ago with Down syndrome,
Northwestern’s zone dooms Wisconsin
February 8, 2004
Northwestern clamped down on Wisconsin with a matchup zone defense that threw the Badgers’ timing off and kept star guard Devin Harris from taking over the game.
Pittsburgh comes alive to trip Notre Dame
February 8, 2004
Carl Krauser scored 19 points, Julius Page had 17 and No. 4 Pittsburgh overcame a 13-point first-half deficit Saturday to beat Notre Dame, 66-58.
Afghan boy recalls ‘stolen’ year at Guantanamo Bay
February 8, 2004
A 15-year-old boy released after spending a year at the U.S. prison for terror suspects in Cuba says he was detained after Afghan militiamen falsely accused him of being a Taliban sympathizer.
Wages paid to disabled criticized
Situation has become ‘a sweatshop kind of thing,’ advocates say
February 8, 2004
People in Kansas working for nickels, dimes and quarters an hour? Some advocates for the disabled say Kansas and the rest of the nation would not tolerate such a wage for anyone else. Why, they ask, is it tolerated for people with developmental disabilities?
Briefs
February 8, 2004
¢ Topekans arrested in auto burglaries ¢ Gunshots fired after family argument ¢ Police chief fired for lack of training ¢ Southwest students to give to Lawrence club
What are you reading?
February 8, 2004
Aid information
February 8, 2004
Really obscene
February 8, 2004
MU-KU fan
February 8, 2004
Companies at odds on offshoring
Some businesses seek to cut costs by sending tech work overseas
February 8, 2004
Like many Americans, Michael Prince worries about the economic impact of “offshoring,” the trend of sending information-technology jobs to countries like India and the Philippines.
Pilotless planes drive high hopes for company
Lawrence-based KalScott working on government projects
February 8, 2004
KalScott Engineering’s shop in southeast Lawrence looks like a deluxe playpen for a remote-control airplane enthusiast. But this is no toy shop. The planes — which look like model aircraft on steroids — aren’t designed to be flown by some 12-year-old or a hobby pilot.
Seniors calendar
February 8, 2004
Show to feature rooms that rock
February 8, 2004
This week, “Home & Away” will feature the winners of the Journal-World’s “Rooms That Rock” contest. Cathy Hamilton is host of “Home and Away.”
Medicine chest may need first aid
February 8, 2004
When a minor mishap strikes, where are you likely to go for first aid? Your trusty medicine chest, of course.
Sass Services
February 8, 2004
Larry Kenneth Huggins
February 8, 2004
Fire in the belly
More people are popping pills to control that burning sensation
February 8, 2004
Americans are suffering a bad case of indigestion. Our discomfort has fed a market for heartburn medications that topped $13 billion in sales last year.
Lines form early for Old West rodeo classic
February 8, 2004
Rob Bell sat inside chute No. 5 atop Inside Out, a ton of snorting Brahma bull carefully chosen for his bad attitude and general dislike of people.
Baby dies after second head removed
February 8, 2004
An infant girl born with a second head bled to death Saturday after complex surgery to remove her partially formed twin, her parents and doctors said.
Trash the ordinary: Trade commercial trappings for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts
February 8, 2004
The average American plans to spend $100 on cards, candy, flowers and jewelry this Valentine’s Day, according to a National Retail Federation survey. But you don’t have to be average.
Nonprofits compete for affection on holiday
Valentine’s Day schedule forces sweethearts to play favorites
February 8, 2004
A handful of Lawrence nonprofits are hoping the arts fall near the top of your list of great loves this Valentine’s Day. But you’ll have to pick your favorite cause.
More attorneys focus on animal law
February 8, 2004
Starting when he was a puppy chewing on the straps of her shoulder bag, William the Conqueror, a black standard poodle, accompanied Judith Younger almost everywhere.
Lace-trimmed cards from 19th century expensive
February 8, 2004
Remember the valentine box at school? It was probably a shoebox covered with red paper and decorated with lace doilies. You gave a valentine to the teacher and to each child in the class.
Lifelong artist paints portraits of wildlife
February 8, 2004
It might not be the type of art that will make her famous, but Esther Druckenmiller’s wildlife portraits are more than just a leisurely hobby.
Bush must work to restore credibility
February 8, 2004
After this winter of his discontent, the president needs spring training. He is far from midseason form, and his accumulating errors are undermining the premise of his re-election campaign, which is: Wartime demands hard choices and sacrifices, and a president who is steady, measured and believable.
Deeper in debt
Legislative decisions in the mid-1990s have contributed to what many Kansans may consider an uncomfortable level of state debt.
February 8, 2004
The Kansas Constitution bars the state from spending more money than it has — but that doesn’t mean Kansas is debt-free.
Baseball falls; softball splits; swimmers celebrate
February 8, 2004
Kansas University’s baseball team could not rally from a three-run deficit in the ninth inning, falling to Texas-Pan American, 8-6, Saturday night.
Scouts, others eager to go dogsledding
February 8, 2004
Ryan Smith is only 13, but he knew he was creating a long-lasting memory when he went dogsledding on the border of Algonquin Provincial Park.
On the record
February 8, 2004
Former governor urges Kansans to preserve state’s natural areas
February 8, 2004
Landowners need to think 150 years ahead to preserve what’s left of Kansas’ natural habitats, the state secretary of wildlife and parks said in a speech Saturday night.
Kerry: ‘Bush’s days numbered’
Dean takes second in Michigan, Washington caucuses
February 8, 2004
Sen. John Kerry won crushing caucus victories in Michigan and Washington on Saturday, trouncing his Democratic presidential rivals and predicting, “George Bush’s days are numbered.”
Pro Bowl boasts notable newcomers
February 8, 2004
When Anquan Boldin discovered he had been chosen for the same number of Pro Bowls as Steve McNair, the Arizona receiver almost demanded a recount.
Texas easily trounces Oklahoma State
February 8, 2004
Texas has put together another convincing claim to the nation’s top ranking. Now, it’s up to the voters.
Knight lauds KU’s offense
February 8, 2004
There was an outburst Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse, but it had nothing to do with legendary — and mercurial — Texas Tech coach Bob Knight.
Simien ‘a beast’ on boards
February 8, 2004
Wayne Simien grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds Saturday. He thinks he should have had a whole lot more.
Stanford survives UA
Buzzer-beating three lifts Cardinal
February 8, 2004
Nick Robinson scooped up the ball, glanced at the clock, took a couple of dribbles and let it fly. A roar followed, then he was engulfed by a delirious crowd that included Stanford alumnus Tiger Woods.
Briefly
February 8, 2004
¢ Spectator killed at snowmobile race ¢ New anti-piracy ad to debut on Grammys ¢ Bush stresses economy’s positives
Lawrence commuter report
February 8, 2004
There are no construction projects scheduled in the region; however, the following projects and events may affect city traffic this week.
Valentine’s books give skinny on love
February 8, 2004
For those who won’t be “making whoopee” on Valentine’s Day, a new book offers the next best thing — the etymology of the phrase. Sound romantic? Maybe not, but at least it’s educational.
Kansas ponders saying ‘I don’t’ to gay marriage
February 8, 2004
On her big day five years ago, Tiffany Muller wore an off-white dress. Before 150 relatives and friends at a Johnson County banquet hall, she and her beloved spoke vows they had written themselves, exchanged rings and cut a cake.
Smoking ban crusade gets in high gear
Fierce resistance likely in push to rid public places of cigarettes
February 8, 2004
An anti-smoking group that’s been working behind the scenes since fall is about to go public — and ratcheting up the pressure on the city to ban smoking in all public places. The group of about 70 people calls itself Clean Air Lawrence, and it has declared war on secondhand tobacco smoke.
40 years after Sullivan, Beatles endure
February 8, 2004
It was black and white, and watched all over. In the days when hardly anyone had color television, on Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles appeared live in the living rooms of 78 million Americans — four out of every 10 — on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
Don’t just say ‘I love you,’ put it in writing
February 8, 2004
While few have Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s talent to pen poetic love letters that will endure for the ages, there was a time when men and women with little writing skill simply poured out their hearts to each other on paper.
Technology helps photographer accomplish game-day pace
February 8, 2004
One of my main responsibilities at the Journal-World is covering Kansas University football and basketball games. It’s quite a production given the number of pictures we run in the newspaper and online, as well as all the equipment necessary to transmit photos from game sites.
Leavenworth SFL looks bountiful for bass
February 8, 2004
Leavenworth State Fishing Lake near Tonganoxie should be excellent for bass; good for walleye, wiper and channel catfish; fair to good for crappie; fair for redear, but poor for bluegill this year.
Lions outgun Firebirds
February 8, 2004
Not this time, Free State. Too many heroes Saturday. Too much energy in Lawrence High’s deafening gymnasium. And way, way too many swishes from long range when the game reached the critical stages.
Uprooted’ musician finds voice by going home
February 8, 2004
Joanne Shenandoah was born to sing. Her parents knew that from the beginning and chose the Oneida Iroquois name “She Sings” for their sable-haired daughter, who crooned at funerals, weddings and any place else she could find a stage.
Singh tied for Pebble Beach lead
Oberholser shares top spot entering final round
February 8, 2004
The sun-splashed scenery at Pebble Beach never was more spectacular. Vijay Singh made sure the golf was worth watching, too.
Red-hot Nebraska thumps Mizzou, 78-62
February 8, 2004
It just keeps getting worse for Missouri. Brian Conklin had 17 points, hitting all five of his three-point shots, leading Nebraska to a 78-62 win Saturday over MU.
Horoscopes
February 8, 2004
Bookstore
February 8, 2004
The low-carb, no-car weight loss plan
February 8, 2004
Remember when everybody wanted to live in Fat City? Remember when Fat City was the imaginary slang capital of the land of plenty? This was the place where your cup runneth over.
Should we go to Mars or to the dentist?
February 8, 2004
Should we go to Mars? I don’t mean PERSONALLY, of course. I, for one, am unable to go to Mars because of a dental appointment. But should humans, in general, go to Mars?
Briefly
February 8, 2004
¢ President unexpectedly dissolves parliament ¢ 2nd American pays fine for obscene gesture ¢ Officials seek tighter security after blast ¢ Factional fighting flares ¢ President agrees to go ahead with elections
Briefly
February 8, 2004
¢ WHO: No evidence bird flu mutated to more deadly form ¢ Israeli airstrike kills militant leader, 12-year-old boy ¢ Spirit rover digs into first rock on martian surface ¢ 3 Marines charged with rape
People
February 8, 2004
¢ Nicholson, Keaton go nude ¢ Sting is MusiCares person of year ¢ Harley dealership suing Shaq ¢ Judd offers advice for coping
Love for animals drives mobile pet groomer
February 8, 2004
Emmy Lou need not travel far for her beauty appointments. Every two weeks, the bichon frise dog scampers to the edge of her front yard and climbs into a mobile pet beauty parlor. There, she finds pet hairdresser Trent Hudspeth, 25.
Police find difficulties in missing adult cases
February 8, 2004
The disappearance of a 38-year-old Lawrence woman nearly two weeks ago reveals the sorts of difficulties police and families often encounter when adults go missing.
Marching Jayhawks maintain traditions through long history
February 8, 2004
A few things about the Kansas University marching band were different back in the days when George Duerksen was a member, in the mid-1950s.
Jayhawks shred Raiders
KU explodes for season-best 96 points
February 8, 2004
Kansas University’s season-high 96-point scoring explosion might have surprised some of the fans Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. Not the KU men’s basketball players, however, who figured they were long overdue for a game just like their 96-77 rout of Texas Tech.
Woodling: Moody highlight for KU
February 8, 2004
On a memorable day when media magnet Bob Knight was in town and on a momentous day when athletic director Lew Perkins revealed a staggering $12 million gift to the Kansas University athletic department, I couldn’t help but notice a nobody.
Bright, indirect light essential to arrangements
February 8, 2004
Valentine’s Day is a holiday full of breathtaking flowers and gifts that say “I love you.” While the weather may be grim and dreary outside, nothing warms the heart better than a beautiful floral arrangement. With proper care, many of these flowers will last almost as long as your love for the sweetheart that gave them to you.
Pet post
February 8, 2004
The Motley Fool
February 8, 2004
¢ Name that company ¢ A tarnished constellation
Briefly
February 8, 2004
¢ Congressman reports to jail to begin sentence ¢ Mechanic held without bond in slaying of girl ¢ Study finds Botox can help excessive sweating ¢ Escaped convict caught after police gunfight ¢ Lawyers group deals with judges’ ethics
Alvin Stowe
February 8, 2004
KU donors deliver $12 million gift
February 8, 2004
Kansas University’s Allen Fieldhouse will get a major facelift and additional features, thanks to a $12 million gift from the Ward family of Russell Stover Candies and several anonymous individuals. Announcement of the gift was made Saturday at halftime during the men’s basketball game between KU and Texas Tech.
Business briefs
February 8, 2004
Family courts seeing more cases of obesity-related medical expenses
February 8, 2004
State seeking deer forms
February 8, 2004
Now that the January deer hunting season is over, Wildlife and Parks officials are ready to tally the results.
UNC bounces back, trips Wake
Tar Heels rebound from Duke loss with 79-73 win
February 8, 2004
The expressions on the faces of North Carolina’s players changed completely in 36 hours.
Backup plan can offer reassurance in lousy times
February 8, 2004
I’m thinking of moving to a trailer. The idea began a couple of summers ago when I saw a lot of trim double-wides on old farms in the Finger Lakes. They looked so orderly and self-contained, and the land was so lovely.
Candy colors
Designer stresses ‘sophisticated fun’ for interior
February 8, 2004
Design is all about color for Jay Jeffers — pungent, unapologetic tones straight out of a box of truffles. At one point, the 10-foot-tall walls in his master suite had been painted a pallid blue.
Marbury gives Knicks lift
New York shuts down Miami, 76-64
February 8, 2004
The New York Knicks are coping just fine without Allan Houston. Stephon Marbury scored all 16 of his points in the first half, and the Knicks held the Miami Heat to a season-low point total in a 76-64 victory Saturday.
Suspenseful ‘Paranoia’ contains twists, turns
February 8, 2004
Here’s the premise: You’re an underachiever who impersonated your company’s vice president for corporate events and hired a fancy outside caterer for a loading-dock worker’s retirement party.
FSHS swimmers tie for second at league
February 8, 2004
Lack of depth kept the Free State High swimming and diving team from winning the Sunflower League championship Saturday, but the Firebirds had just enough depth to make for a darned entertaining race for second place.