Archive for Sunday, February 22, 2004

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Poet’s showcase
February 22, 2004
People
February 22, 2004
¢ Bobby Brown back in jail ¢ Royal spokesman defends Harry ¢ Singer running for school board
Veterinarian discusses ephedra ban
February 22, 2004
Dear Readers: As many of you are aware, the FDA has removed ephedra-containing supplements from the shelves. This means that diet pills and body-building products that contain ephedra (ma huang) and similar “stimulant” supplements will no longer be available.
What are you reading?
February 22, 2004
Negro League chronicled in exhibit
Kansas City museum organized traveling show
February 22, 2004
Former baseball star Willie Foster stands under a clear, blue sky in a sleek, black suit and wide-brimmed hat, a baseball bat at his side. Four children in tattered, drab clothes surround him, each holding a piece of baseball equipment. A red-brick shoe store and barber shop complete the urban scene.
Ebenezer’s revival
Historic Baptist church in Atlanta being renovated
February 22, 2004
There’s a new kind of revival taking place at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Prevention best control for skunks
February 22, 2004
As we head toward spring, dormant plants will come back to life, birds will start to sing, and other wildlife will soon be appearing in the landscape. Unfortunately, not all wildlife are a welcome sight. Skunks are not normally invited guests but are found regularly by unsuspecting gardeners this time of year.
Toy companies play with technology
Gadgets can interact with TV programs
February 22, 2004
The latest generation of high-tech toys has arrived. A miniature Batmobile can rev its engine in sync with an animated version on TV, while a plush cat can sing along with a DVD or video.
Boeing battling to land U.S. Navy contract
Contract would help save jobs at Wichita plant
February 22, 2004
At a time when airliner orders are scarce, Boeing Co.’s commercial jet operation could soon find that one of its largest customers is a very familiar business: the company’s own defense division.
Firm alters commercial planes for military
February 22, 2004
Virtually every Boeing commercial model since the dawn of the jet age has found a use as a military plane.
Rentals ideal for summer
Now’s the time to book that house by the water
February 22, 2004
It’s the classic American vacation: Rent a house near the water in July or August. Lie in a hammock or beach chair while the children splash or swim. Forget about the office, the bills, the busy schedules.
Aggies best of worst in Big 12
February 22, 2004
Kansas University’s women had a chance to put some distance between themselves and the Big 12 Conference basketball cellar Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks fell a little deeper instead.
Lake Henry receives 500 more rainbows
February 22, 2004
Lake Henry, a three-acre impoundment at Clinton State Park, received a stocking of 500 rainbow trout Thursday. A hole was cut through the ice to facilitate stocking.
Missourians anticipate opening of trout season
February 22, 2004
Dry weather isn’t affecting the number of fish stocked at Missouri’s four trout parks, and cold weather is unlikely to dampen anglers’ enthusiasm for the annual pilgrimage.
No choke: KU wins
Langford helps Jayhawks survive scare from Cyclones
February 22, 2004
Curtis Stinson put one hand over his throat, then followed it with another. Iowa State’s 21-year-old freshman from the Bronx, N.Y., flashed the streetball “choke sign” at Kansas University’s basketball players after hitting a jumper to give the Cyclones — who had trailed by 17 points — a five-point lead with three minutes left in Saturday’s KU-ISU battle at Allen Fieldhouse.
University in Missouri to freeze tuition rate
Fees had increased yearly since 1986
February 22, 2004
Missouri Southern State University’s Board of Governors has agreed to freeze tuition, which the university says has gone up every year since at least 1986.
Former Shawnee County treasurer wants taxpayers to foot legal bill
Official resigned post to avoid ouster attempt for misuse of funds
February 22, 2004
The former Shawnee County treasurer who resigned last year rather than face an ouster attempt over allegations she misused public funds wants the county to pay her legal fees for a lawsuit it filed against her.
5 districts a step closer to historic designation
Part of Pinckney excluded
February 22, 2004
Five older Lawrence neighborhoods passed a critical test Saturday on their way to listing on the National Register of Historic Places. But state historic resources officials reduced the area covered in one nomination — the so-called “Pinckney No. 1” neighborhood — after emotional opposition from residents who said the federal designation would entangle their properties in red tape.
Unwelcomed passenger boards ISU charter plane
February 22, 2004
About an hour after the Kansas University men’s basketball team eked out a victory over Iowa State on Saturday, police were called to search the Cyclones’ charter plane to make sure it was safe to board.
Network greed
February 22, 2004
Malaysia clears nuclear suspect
February 22, 2004
A businessman who admitted aiding an international black market in nuclear materials was cleared of charges in Malaysia as authorities abroad widened investigations into his alleged role in the sale of atomic secrets to Iran and Libya.
Analysis: Front-runner again, Kerry lapses into bad habits
February 22, 2004
John Kerry was the Democratic front-runner early last year, a bad one, and the status didn’t last long. Now that he’s back on top, the dominant figure in a two-man race, the Massachusetts senator may be slipping into his old habits — cautious, cold and a creature of Congress. There are the familiar signs of overconfidence, starting with his curt dismissal of rival John Edwards.
Democrats to attack Bush on deficits
February 22, 2004
Democrats are honing an election-year strategy of using record federal deficits to try to undermine the credibility of President Bush and Congress’s majority Republicans.
Governors squabble in election year
February 22, 2004
Governors beginning an annual meeting in the capital hope to find common ground on education, health care, roads and other policy issues caught up in the contentious politics of a presidential campaign.
Lawmakers mull changes in reviews of child deaths
February 22, 2004
A 19-month-old child’s death in a Lawrence foster home last week has rekindled debate over how open the state should be with records it keeps on children in its care.
Business’s donation to help McPherson wetlands project
February 22, 2004
A $200,000 donation from Archer Daniels Midland Co. to Ducks Unlimited will help secure a grant of more than $1 million that should be enough to finish restoring the McPherson Valley Wetlands, a Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks official said last week.
Beach Boys’ lost album premieres in London
February 22, 2004
In 1967, Beach Boys songwriter Brian Wilson shelved “Smile,” an ambitious concept album intended as the group’s masterpiece.
Thousands protest West Bank barrier
February 22, 2004
Thousands of Palestinians staged protests of Israel’s West Bank barrier Saturday, and Israel prepared to remove a small stretch of its fencing, two days before the start of world court hearings on the legality of the structure.
Weir in command at Nissan Open
Second-place Maruyama trails by five; Daly eight back
February 22, 2004
Mike Weir separated himself from the pack with one swing, then turned the Nissan Open into a runaway Saturday. His 5-under 66 gave him a five-shot lead and the lowest 54-hole score in tournament history.
Kansas baseball home opener set for today
February 22, 2004
The last time Kansas University’s baseball team played Creighton was during the 2000 season.
Protection plan
February 22, 2004
Leet, Legler 26th for Lions
February 22, 2004
Lawrence High’s two representatives at the Kansas state swimming meet — diver Nick Leet and swimmer Ian Legler — combined to give LHS 17 team points, good enough for 26th place Saturday.
MU survives Baylor
Paulding’s free throws lift Tigers
February 22, 2004
Missouri coach Quin Snyder knew he had the right player at the free-throw line in the waning seconds of Saturday’s game against Baylor.
Cowboys trip Huskers in OT
February 22, 2004
Joey Graham had a career game at just the right time for Oklahoma State.
Briefly
February 22, 2004
¢ Supply boat sinks after collision in river ¢ Spirit rover investigates trench for water clues ¢ Bush defends decisions on Iraq in radio address ¢ Fans bid farewell to killer whale Keiko ¢ Owner of 867-5309 puts number on eBay
Arts notes
February 22, 2004
¢ Guitar quartet to debut commissioned works ¢ Kansas artist’s keepsake boxes get Oscar nod ¢ Concert a showplace for area choreographers ¢ Soloists to perform with Free State orchestra ¢ KU women playwrights selected for K.C. festival ¢ KU choir, wind ensemble tackle ‘Carmina Burana ¢ British vocal authority to tutor KU students ¢ LHS students part of regional photo show ¢ Lawrence native in Washburn exhibit
Seniors calendar
February 22, 2004
U.S. will pay price for deficit spending
February 22, 2004
With an election looming, President Bush offers a rosy assessment of America’s economic prospects in his just-released Economic Report of the President, crediting his tax cuts for the nascent recovery. But even those who have prospered under President Bush’s economic policies should worry about what lies ahead.
McCain-Feingold corrupts funding process
February 22, 2004
Two years ago President Bush, who had called it unconstitutional, signed the McCain-Feingold bill — furtively, at 8 a.m. in the Oval Office. The law expanded government restrictions on political speech, ostensibly to combat corruption or the “appearance” thereof. Bush probably signed it partly because the White House, thinking corruptly, or appearing to do so, saw re-election advantage in this fiddling with the First Amendment.
Belittling Iraqis not helping U.S. position
February 22, 2004
The Bush administration liberated Iraqis 10 months ago. But it still does not trust them — not even the 25 Iraqis chosen to help manage their country’s transition to freedom. They have been rewarded for their cooperation by disdain and denigration from Washington.
Igloo fails to freeze photog’s ingenuity
February 22, 2004
Dean’s loss may spark changes
February 22, 2004
It almost defies common sense to suggest that Howard Dean will leave a lasting and positive legacy for the Democratic Party. Nonetheless, that is my strong hunch. Dean is easy to dismiss. After all, the former governor of Vermont is a man who led all the polls for months before the start of this campaign year, yet blew his advantage so quickly and so thoroughly that he did not win a single primary or caucus.
New Art Institute director trusts Chicago’s civic pride
February 22, 2004
James Cuno, newly appointed as director and president of the Art Institute of Chicago, came late to the world of museums and art collecting. Cuno, 52, didn’t have a museum job until he was in his 30s, and didn’t even study art history formally until he realized he didn’t have much of a future in theater.
Ties that bind
Lawrence poet’s collection reads like familiar family history
February 22, 2004
Reading Ed Tato’s first collection of poetry is like flipping through a family album, recalling reunions, special occasions and the day-to-day idiosyncrasies of the most familiar — sometimes most eccentric — characters in our lives.
President’s dog Spot put to sleep after strokes
February 22, 2004
President Bush’s dog Spot, the 15-year-old English springer spaniel who had remained eager to please despite increasing health troubles, died on Saturday.
Lawrence commuter report
February 22, 2004
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Velma M. Coulter
February 22, 2004
Gilles services
February 22, 2004
Memorial services for Paul W. Gilles, 83, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Murphy Hall on the Kansas University campus. Inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery on west campus.
Analysis: Gaming bill’s foes betting on more
February 22, 2004
The disappointment in Garry Winget’s voice was obvious last week as he asked the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee to ignore the last sentence of his written testimony. The line read: “Note that the opponents to gambling are not self-serving.”
KU washed in California
February 22, 2004
Because of constant rain and unplayable field conditions, Saturday’s college schedule in the Softball By the Beach Invitational in Santa Barbara, Calif., was scrapped.
Hurricane topples Jayhawks
February 22, 2004
Kansas University’s tennis team lost its fourth straight match to start the season, falling to Tulsa, 5-2, Saturday at the Michael D. Case Center.
Blackmon, Bears romp past Sooners
February 22, 2004
Steffanie Blackmon scored a season-high 29 points, and Sophia Young added 13 points and eight rebounds, helping No. 19 Baylor beat No. 24 Oklahoma, 77-62, Saturday night.
Nets stretch win streak to 13
New Jersey stops Hornets; Frank 12-0 as coach
February 22, 2004
The New Jersey Nets are playing so well, even their sick players are playing like “Superman.”
Fur rules runways during NYC Fashion Week
February 22, 2004
Whether it’s soft sable or faux fox, top American designers are suggesting that the most stylish women will be wearing fur next year — be it a coat, cape, pants or even a hand-warming muff.
New Serbian leader says extraditions not a priority
February 22, 2004
Serbia’s new prime minister said Saturday that extraditing top suspects to the U.N. war crimes tribunal would not be his top priority, defying U.S. threats to cut aid and crucial political support to the troubled Balkan republic.
Sights, sounds of carnival animate Latin America
February 22, 2004
After a night of partying, men in wedding dresses, women in nun’s habits, and imitation Arab sheiks danced Saturday with 40,000 others to traditional sambas on the second day of the world’s most famous carnival celebration.
Wichita mistakenly approves billboards
Competitors ask for signs’ removal
February 22, 2004
The city of Wichita wrongly told Bressler Kelso Outdoor it didn’t need a permit to put billboards in railroad right-of-way spaces, and now competitors are demanding the city fix its mistake.
A deeper shade of history
Black pioneers had roots in Lawrence
February 22, 2004
You know some of their names. Langston Hughes. Wilt Chamberlain. But what about George “Nash” Walker, Etta Moten Barnett and George Washington? All were pioneering black Americans who lived in Lawrence, spent their formative years here or developed their gifts at Kansas University.
Firebirds stop state champs
Dillingham scores 22 in first game back for FSHS
February 22, 2004
Free State High boys basketball coach Jack Schreiner would’ve had a hard time convincing Dain Dillingham to sit out a sixth straight game Saturday night at FSHS.
Alabama soars past Mississippi State
February 22, 2004
Kennedy Winston dribbled between his legs, took a jab step and threw a head fake. He still couldn’t get Branden Vincent out of his face.
No. 1 Stanford pounds UCLA
Saint Joseph’s still perfect; Cincy stops Louisville
February 22, 2004
It’s a school-record 23 consecutive victories and counting for Stanford. The top-ranked Cardinal defeated UCLA, 73-60, Saturday to remain undefeated with two weeks left in the regular season.
Book explores dumb things smart people do with their pets
February 22, 2004
One of the great joys of pet ownership is that pets give us the ability to laugh — both at their silly antics and sometimes at the really dumb things we ourselves do. Sometimes our best intentions go awry, and everything we do just goes from dumb to dumber.
Firebirds claim first state title
Free State swimmers hold off Olathe East, SM East for crown
February 22, 2004
Now be honest. Did you really expect this script to end any differently? After the Free State High boys swimming and diving team romped through the regular season with a dominance no one could touch, Saturday’s spectacular showing in the state meet made it official: Free State is the class of the state.
Accusations fly in foster child’s death
Mother’s attorney wonders about alarm; friend defends caregivers
February 22, 2004
The attorney for the mother of a 19-month-old boy who died last week in a Lawrence foster home says an alarm should have sounded when her medically fragile son stopped breathing.
Briefly
February 22, 2004
¢ St. Louis museum to feature Osage art ¢ Tunnel repairs will reroute Zephyr ¢ Trail offers overview of Kentucky bourbon
Briefly
February 22, 2004
¢ Arizona governor says forest fires still a threat ¢ Forced overtime banned for health care workers
Briefly
February 22, 2004
¢ Security stepped up in tribal regions ¢ 3 nations offer funds to organize elections
Poll: Super Bowl stunt in bad taste
February 22, 2004
Most Americans think the exposure of Janet Jackson’s right breast during the Super Bowl halftime show was crass, but few believe it’s a federal case.
Driver goes wrong way on I-35, causes wreck
February 22, 2004
Motorists involved in a three-vehicle accident Saturday on Interstate 35 in Franklin County, including the driver who was going the wrong way on the highway, escaped major injuries, authorities said.
Sex and City’s‘ final fling
February 22, 2004
At first I thought it was shallow and kind of smarmy. According to the weekly TV roundup of June 7, 1998, I found the women on the new HBO series “irritating” and the men “even more obnoxious.” I didn’t write much more than that, giving most of my column space to the week’s most hotly anticipated series, Magic Johnson’s new talk show.
Daughter follows mother’s footsteps, wins spelling bee
February 22, 2004
Like mother, like daughter. A family tradition continued Saturday when West Junior High School student Laura Drees won the Douglas County Spelling Bee.
Basketballs still missing after probe by KBI, sheriff
February 22, 2004
Four months after a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy came under suspicion of stealing a set of autographed basketballs from an area home, the whereabouts of the balls remain a mystery.
Band alumni agree: football pregame run-in unforgettable
Tradition-rich entry onto Memorial Stadium field among fondest memories listed by former members
February 22, 2004
Tim Weeks distinctly remembers the first time he lined up in the bowels of Memorial Stadium, waiting to run down the stairs for the first time as a member of the Kansas University Marching Jayhawks.
City briefs
February 22, 2004
¢ Powwow at Haskell welcomes back students ¢ Hate-crime victim’s mom to speak at KU event ¢ ‘CPR Saturday’ on tap at Free State High
Woodling: Bad bench, boardwork typical for KU
February 22, 2004
Excuse me, but was that the Big 12 Conference’s version of deer, skunks, possums and armadillos? Surely, the Iowa State team that took Kansas University into overtime Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse cannot be road kill. On paper, that’s what the Cyclones are. They’ve lost 23 consecutive league road games. In person, though, they looked like title contenders.
Field-fillers’ to run at Rockingham
February 22, 2004
It was an opportunity too good to pass up, even for Joe Ruttman, a grandfather of six who hadn’t raced in NASCAR’s top series in almost 10 years. A short entry list for the Subway 400 at North Carolina Speedway opened the gates for a bevy of “field-fillers” to load up a race car and try to get into today’s event.
Lost skier proves practicality beats panic
February 22, 2004
Gail Olson wasn’t really lost. She knew where she was on the planet. She just ran out of daylight before she ran out of ski trail.
Family loans a good way to avoid estate tax
February 22, 2004
You may be thinking, “Hey, the estate tax is withering away. … And even if it doesn’t disappear completely, I’m not worth enough to care.”
Faces and places
February 22, 2004
Heather Claybrook has been promoted to the weekend morning anchor desk at Fox 4 in Kansas City, Mo. She has been a general assignment reporter for the station since 1994. She previously was a morning anchor and reporter for WJTV in Jackson, Miss. Claybrook received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast news from Kansas University.
Haitian president agrees to U.S.-backed peace plan
Rebel leaders insist Aristide must step down
February 22, 2004
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide agreed Saturday to a U.S.-backed peace plan to share power with political opponents, but his rivals resisted, saying he must step down for there to be peace in Haiti.
Schwarzenegger’s first days in office produce little action
February 22, 2004
He repealed the car tax hike and revoked legislation allowing illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses, but most of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first 100 days in office have produced little of the “action, action, action” he promised during the recall campaign.
KU’s Giddens came out ‘hot’
Freshman drills six three-pointers in first half
February 22, 2004
One of the 25 writers and broadcasters surrounding J.R. Giddens asked the flashy freshman if he had been “on fire” during the first half of Saturday’s Kansas University-Iowa State men’s basketball game. “I think I was a little hot,” Giddens said, flashing a big grin.
Wind-power frenzy
Just because some advocates want to protect the Flint Hills region is not reason to cut the rest of the state off from wind-power developments.
February 22, 2004
The opponents of wind-generated power in Kansas have been whipped into a frenzy. Residents of the Flint Hills who spoke to the Senate Utilities Committee this week all but equated allowing wind generators in Kansas to making a deal with the devil himself.
Super sniffers
Dogs trained to detect bombs, drugs, termites
February 22, 2004
The number on the back of the trading card is impressive. It’s 257. That’s not home runs hit. It’s not touchdowns scored. It’s 257 pounds of marijuana found.
Jesus film inspires passions
February 22, 2004
It’s been almost 10 years since Dominic Dadzie has stepped inside a movie theater. There hasn’t been, he said, a movie out worth his time. “The culture we live in at the moment glamorizes sex,” Dadzie said. “There are sexual undertones in many movies that come out from Hollywood.”
Red Cross visits POW Saddam
February 22, 2004
The international Red Cross visited Saddam Hussein in jail for the first time Saturday, and the ousted dictator wrote a letter to his family that will be delivered once the United States confirms it does not contain any hidden messages to his followers.
Working man marks 70 years on job
February 22, 2004
Strong and sharp and bearing down on 100 years of living, Arthur Winston has drawn a bead on what it takes to age well. He is probably older than you. If not, he has probably worked longer. If not, he has probably seen and struggled through more of society’s changes, most of them experienced from a single vantage point: a sprawling South Los Angeles bus yard.
Desk designs evolved because of writing habits
February 22, 2004
The height of desks has changed since the 18th century. That’s not because people are taller but because we have changed the way we write. A quill pen and ink were used to write on a surface about 30 inches from the floor.
Is the pixel war over, or has it just begun?
February 22, 2004
This past September, at the Photokina show in Cologne, Germany, Canon and Kodak introduced new digital SLR (single-lens-reflex) cameras with 11 and 14 megapixels (millions of pixels), respectively.
Lawrence designer lands spot on HGTV’s ‘Simply Quilts’
February 22, 2004
Amy Bradley owes her notoriety in the quilting world to a pack of dogs. The Lawrence designer has spent enough time at Bradley Animal Hospital — owned by her veterinarian husband, John Bradley — to have met more than a few choice pups with personalities and looks all their own.
Colorado completes season sweep of K-State
February 22, 2004
Two weeks after Jayson Obazuaye scored in the final seconds to stave off a Kansas State comeback, the Buffaloes redeemed themselves.
Home briefs
February 22, 2004
¢ Take the chill out of that drafty room ¢ Beautify on a budget ¢ Duct tape — so stylish
Family briefs
February 22, 2004
¢ Public still divided on sex education ¢ Poll paints sweethearts in terms of chocolate ¢ Book explores varieties of macaroni and cheese
Legal uncertainty accompanies gays down the aisle
February 22, 2004
Many of the more than 3,000 same-sex couples who obtained marriage licenses from the city said getting married was among the most joyous events in their lives. But because of legal uncertainty and political controversy, the certificates don’t appear to be worth much more than sentimental value at this point.
On the record
February 22, 2004
Terp leads KU track
February 22, 2004
Kansas University wrapped up its indoor track regular season Saturday at the Sooner Invitational.
K.C. pitcher Snyder needs more surgery
February 22, 2004
Kyle Snyder will undergo shoulder surgery for the second time in less than six months, the Kansas City Royals announced Saturday.
FSHS girls rally to topple WSE
Firebirds claim first back-to-back victories
February 22, 2004
If Saturday night was a preview of what is to come for the Free State High girls basketball team, the Firebirds have plenty to look forward to.
Lions, Firebirds sending 14 to state
February 22, 2004
Apparently, seven is the magic number for the Lawrence High and Free State wrestling teams.
Bookstore
February 22, 2004
Grammatical goofs beyond comprehension
February 22, 2004
It is time for another rendition of “Ask Mister Language Person,” the only grammar column approved for internal use by the Food and Drug Administration; the grammar column that puts the “dip” in “diphthong,” the “vern” in “vernacular,” and the “dang” in “dangling participle.”
Absolute’ examines fate of a friendship
February 22, 2004
“On the day his destiny returned to claim him, Ted Mundy was sporting a bowler hat and balancing on a soapbox in one of Mad King Ludwig’s castles in Bavaria.”
Pet post
February 22, 2004
Briefly
February 22, 2004
¢ Governor to declare funding for stem cell research ¢ Journal regrets publishing vaccination-autism study ¢ Mega Millions drawing yields one $230 million winner ¢ Prime Minister Tony Blair says he’ll seek third term
Product review: Size matters for Apple’s iPod mini
February 22, 2004
Smaller, sleeker and even more portable than its big brother from Apple Computer Inc., the new iPod mini is a wonderful choice if you can live without as many songs.
The Motley Fool
February 22, 2004
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Alternative tax nightmares ¢ Wendy’s big surprise ¢ Crashing with Webvan ¢ Insider trading
A year after botched lung transplant, mother works for organ donor system
February 22, 2004
In a low, steady voice Magdalena Santillan pleads for more people to donate their organs. As she speaks in Spanish, images of her daughter, Jesica, flash onto the screen. One shows a pretty, smiling girl with lively brown eyes. Others show her unconscious in a hospital bed with a breathing tube and IV lines trailing from her weak, tiny body just before her death, a year ago today.
Taiwan candidates argue about China
February 22, 2004
Taiwan’s opposition candidate ripped into President Chen Shui-bian in the final presidential debate Saturday, calling him an incompetent leader who has provoked China and damaged valuable relations with the United States and Japan.
Commentary: CU has no choice: Barnett must go
February 22, 2004
He once vowed in an e-mail to his Northwestern players to take “the Purple back to Pasadena,” then bolted a few days later for what was supposed to be a better job at Colorado. Apparently, he did this with the idea of bringing “the Bawdy back to Boulder.”
Lawrence schools to gain under education proposal
February 22, 2004
For Lawrence school officials, there are more than two million reasons to support Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ education plan. Under the Sebelius proposal, the Lawrence school district would receive nearly $2.1 million in additional state funding for the 2004-05 school year, according to state officials.
Lawrence playwright’s latest explores threat to civil society
February 22, 2004
One woman’s search for justice and a connection to her father are at the center of E.M.U Theatre’s production of “V Henry K,” a new political drama by Lawrence playwright Dan Born.
Roy W. Moore
February 22, 2004
Departing epidemiologist recounts decade of changes
February 22, 2004
In nearly nine years as Kansas’ top disease investigator, Dr. Gianfranco Pezzino devoted a growing amount of time to preparing for possible bioterrorist attacks and dealing with new and strange contagions.
Cyclones lament botched call
February 22, 2004
Iowa State men’s basketball players might have used frustration to fuel an 18-1 run that gave them new life against Kansas University Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
McMurray makes history
Busch winner takes fourth straight title at The Rock
February 22, 2004
Jamie McMurray used the latest scrape between Kevin Harvick and Robby Gordon to drive into the North Carolina Speedway record book.
Briefcase
February 22, 2004
¢ Consumers urged to use refund for emergencies ¢ KU center’s workshop to focus on revenue ¢ Atlanta, Vegas among best places for business ¢ Name that company
Child molester seeks release after accusers admit lying
February 22, 2004
John Stoll has been imprisoned for 20 years based solely on the testimony of six children who claimed he molested them. Most of those witnesses, now adults, have come forward to say they lied.
State’s plans for student fees panned
February 22, 2004
Andy Knopp figures Kansas University students knew what they were doing when they approved a $62-per-semester fee to build and operate a new Student Recreation Fitness Center.
Horoscopes
February 22, 2004