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Thunderstorms possible tonight
July 4, 2004
(Updated Sunday at 7:22 a.m.) If you have an outdoor Fourth of July activity scheduled today somewhere in middle of the day, you should have dry weather. But you might want to pack an umbrella for tonight.
Poet’s showcase
July 4, 2004
Arts notes
July 4, 2004
¢ Lawrence artists exhibit regionally ¢ LOYO deadline fast approaching ¢ Accessible Arts elects new board members
Rescuing a pet can be rewarding experience
July 4, 2004
An injured dog lies on the street or a meowing kitten is hidden in the bushes. You know that without your intervention, the animal faces probable death from injury, disease or starvation. Do you know how to safely perform a rescue pet rescue?
Seeking utopia?
July 4, 2004
Patience yields sensitive photo that tells story
July 4, 2004
Journal-World reporter Joel Mathis has been working on a series called “Portraits of Honor,” which includes stories and photos from those who fought in past wars.
Pollstar ranks top 20 summer concert tours
July 4, 2004
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.
Neighborhood beautification
Lawrence residents turn heads with blooming landscape
July 4, 2004
Don and Judy LaFond’s front yard stops passers-by in their tracks. Onlookers can’t resist the urge to meander through the blooming landscape into the fenced backyard. But there is no “Keep Off the Grass” sign in the LaFond’s lawn and the homeowners don’t mind when people come, sometimes by the bus full, to admire their horticultural handiwork.
Upcoming home and garden events
July 4, 2004
Commentary: Kansas cities have displayed ‘amazing resilience’
July 4, 2004
Leavenworth had a shot at being Kansas City rather than a satellite to it. Newton might have trumped Wichita. And Beloit and Marysville could easily have vanished. But none of that happened.
Under-appreciated songs capture America in all its complexity
July 4, 2004
Living in America means a steady diet of songs about America, a select few of which we memorize at school auditoriums or with hand on heart at the ballpark, and pass down through repetition. The rest, tributes and critiques alike, reach us through less civic channels.
Turned away
July 4, 2004
Individual rights
July 4, 2004
Amnesty pondered for Iraqi insurgents
July 4, 2004
Prime Minister Iyad Allawi’s new government is considering offering amnesty to Iraqi insurgents who fought the U.S.-led occupation, perhaps even pardoning those who killed Americans.
Witness describes attempt on life
Federal informant says government breaking promises
July 4, 2004
After being charged this spring with selling cocaine to a police informant, Lawrence resident Andre L. “Dre” Ivory turned around during his first court appearance and said to his girlfriend, “It was Tania.”
KUMC recruits ‘superstar’ researchers
July 4, 2004
Darryl Quarles liked enough of what he saw at the Kansas University Medical Center that he pulled up stakes from Duke University, where he taught and conducted research for 22 years.
Longtime Kansas Union director dies at 82
Burge Union namesake dedicated career to KU
July 4, 2004
The man who led the Kansas Union at Kansas University for more than 30 years worked tirelessly for the students and staff, friends recall. Often he was the first to arrive in the morning and the last to leave at night, sometimes as late as midnight.
Sexual assaults in park prompt signs to promote safety
July 4, 2004
A Lawrence agency that advocates for victims of sex crimes wants to post signs along the wooded trails of Naismith Valley Park in response to a series of sexual assaults there.
Area briefs
July 4, 2004
¢ Rural Kansas issues topic of ‘On the Record’ ¢ 511 number will help guide Kansas travelers ¢ Lewis and Clark art makes Statehouse debut
David Berkowitz: A ‘killer’ in the courtroom
July 4, 2004
David Berkowitz. For a younger generation, it’s an unassuming name with little or no significance: Infamy, after all, doesn’t carry a lifetime guarantee for pop-culture prevalence.
Virtuosos in the making
KU institute’s youth piano contest keys in on world’s best players
July 4, 2004
Grace Ma spends hours bonding with musical luminaries such as Bach, Chopin and Liszt. The 12-year-old Phoenix, Ariz., resident doesn’t mind that her famous friends are long since gone; the piano, she says, keeps them very much alive.
Young leukemia patient inspires benefit
Concert proceeds earmarked for foundation that assists families of children with cancer
July 4, 2004
When Emily Venters was diagnosed with leukemia four days after her third birthday, her mother’s friends from a Lawrence group called MOMS Club did what they could to support the little girl’s family.
No-hit into eighth, Royals fall to Padres
July 4, 2004
Adam Eaton took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning for the San Diego Padres — and didn’t even get the win.
G.I. Joe collectors want ‘real American hero’ in Toy Hall of Fame
July 4, 2004
G.I. Joe fans think it’s about time the iconic action figure took its rightful place with the likes of Barbie, Silly Putty and Mr. Potato Head.
Vernon Swinson
July 4, 2004
Cheney calls Kerry ‘out of touch’ with rural values
July 4, 2004
Firing back in the debate over American values, Vice President Dick Cheney used his first campaign bus tour Saturday to label Democrat John Kerry “on the left, out of the mainstream and out of touch with the conservative values of the heartland.”
Cassini returns best pictures yet of moon Titan
July 4, 2004
Scientists on Saturday released what they called the best pictures yet of the frozen surface of Saturn’s enormous moon Titan but said they were puzzled that the Cassini spacecraft hadn’t glimpsed any evidence of liquids.
Counterculture ‘family’ gathers to promote nature, world peace
July 4, 2004
Lucky Sunshine Day says he arrived at this year’s Rainbow Family Gathering “a moon cycle ago,” measuring time as he has for much of the 20 years of his life.
Wind energy gains force
Kansas University graduates promote alternative source of fuel
July 4, 2004
There’s no windmill on top of Lawrence’s 75th Street Brewery, but the restaurant is investing heavily in wind energy.
Fine wines can come in a box, industry says
Vintners aim to make products more convenient
July 4, 2004
Cork-sniffers beware: A new crop of vintners is joining the cubist movement, selling their wine in a box.
Investors should keep next year’s taxes in mind
July 4, 2004
It’s time for investors to start thinking about next April’s tax return. Why? Is some deadline looming?
Briefcase
July 4, 2004
¢ Survey finds Kansas most business-friendly ¢ Spam entices a few ¢ Name that company
Empty campsites abound after weekend’s early rain
July 4, 2004
rth of July action was off to a slow start this weekend, but lake crowds picked up Saturday as skies cleared.
Lincoln smoking ban called a success
July 4, 2004
Some restaurant managers were holding their breath this week to see how their patrons would react to the city’s new smoking ban.
Russian law enforcement officers raid oil giant’s headquarters
July 4, 2004
Scores of plainclothes police searched for several hours Saturday through the headquarters of the Russian oil giant Yukos, beleaguered by a $3.4 billion back taxes claim.
Museum to sell paintings by Hutchinson inmates
July 4, 2004
When he paints, Robert Roux is free. Free of the prison walls that confine his life to a daily routine of work, food and sleep. Free from the dreariness of life behind bars. Free, he says, to see beautiful things.
Calendar
July 4, 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.
What are you reading?
July 4, 2004
Raiders fall, 6-3
July 4, 2004
Lawrence’s Raiders plated two runs in the seventh inning and had the tying run at the plate with two outs, but ultimately fell to Springfield, Mo., 6-3, Saturday at the Fourth of July tournament.
Rosales extends U.S. Open lead
Philippines native ahead of trio by three strokes
July 4, 2004
Officials in her native Philippines offered to throw Jennifer Rosales a parade when she notched her first LPGA victory 10 weeks ago.
J. Edward ‘Ed’ Seratte
July 4, 2004
Kansas-bashing book has it half right
July 4, 2004
Once upon a time there was a dysfunctional state populated by simpletons, cretins, dolts, bumpkins and lunatics. That’s a shorthand version of Thomas Frank’s book, “What’s the Matter with Kansas: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America.”
Alonso takes pole; Schumacher 2nd
July 4, 2004
Fernando Alonso won the pole position for the French Grand Prix ahead of six-time world champion Michael Schumacher.
Migratory bird seasons established
July 4, 2004
The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission approved early migratory bird seasons at a public hearing in Overland Park.
Any-deer permit applications due July 16
July 4, 2004
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has announced that applications for resident 2004 any-deer permits are now available online and are available over the counter. For hunters who wish to take a mule deer, an application for an any-deer permit must be submitted to the agency by July 16. All other resident deer permits and game tags, including whitetail either-sex permits, may be purchased through KDWP offices and license vendors beginning Aug. 1 through Dec. 31.
Area fishing reports
July 4, 2004
How to avoid airport delays — and strangling
July 4, 2004
aWe’re entering the busy summer air-travel season, which means the airports will be swarming with millions of vacation travelers, all of them ahead of you in the security line, many of them with the intelligence of an avocado.
Reluctantly, Foulke shelves flag cap
July 4, 2004
The flag flap is over for Keith Foulke. After a personal letter from commissioner Bud Selig, plus talks between the players’ union and baseball management as the Fourth of July approached, Foulke reluctantly packed away his Boston cap that featured a patch of the American flag.
Pirates stretch winning streak to eight
July 4, 2004
Randall Simon’s opposite-field groundball double drove in two runs to break a sixth-inning tie, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won their eighth in a row, beating the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-3, Saturday night.
Memorial pays due to county’s heroes
500 attend dedication ceremony
July 4, 2004
When he came home from Army service in World War II 60 years ago, Alan Fisher went back to work and got on with his life.
Chaos reigned at plant during slayings
July 4, 2004
As tables flew and shots rang out late Friday afternoon in a normally quiet break room in a Kansas City, Kan., food processing plant, only one person appeared to remain calm.
For some anglers, carp can be obsession
July 4, 2004
Carp fisherman Bob Siegel dug into a bag containing tiny bottles to search for his secret weapon.
Briefly
July 4, 2004
¢ Bush said to be getting close to naming new CIA chief ¢ One person wins record $290 million Mega Millions ¢ Flags at half-staff for Reagan may be raised for July Fourth ¢ Israeli troops kill 2 in Gaza; one Israeli dies in West Bank
Briefly
July 4, 2004
¢ Retiree stuck in muck after rescuing duckling ¢ Time capsule saved by senior’s memory
Briefly
July 4, 2004
¢ Longest-serving player in Marine Band dies ¢ Bush salutes troops, economic recovery
Arts notes
July 4, 2004
¢ Lawrence City Band to celebrate dance ¢ John Brown’s role in abolition examined ¢ Olive patron to show paintings at gallery ¢ Blues jam king on Brown Bag bill
Comedy Central tries another twist on reality TV
July 4, 2004
Matt Besser believes there is nothing wrong with a man getting his 15 minutes of fame by hanging upside down while eating a cow patty.
Woodling: KU’s Baty toiling in minors
July 4, 2004
Less than a mile east of Newburgh-Beacon bridge just off Interstate 84 in Fishkill, N.Y., sits Dutchess Stadium, home of the Hudson Valley Renegades.
Vet recalls war’s ‘high adventure’
July 4, 2004
The first time Germans shot at Ken Pine during World War II, he couldn’t shoot back. His rifle was clogged. Pine, a young infantryman from Lawrence, was in a three-truck convoy to Forbach, France, in February 1945 that came under artillery fire.
On the record
July 4, 2004
Frank Rayner Burge
July 4, 2004
Davis services
July 4, 2004
KU funds
July 4, 2004
Commentary: Those who can, do; others just criticize
July 4, 2004
“Did you notice,” asked my friend Gen, awash in disgust after a recent meeting, “that the person who criticized the most was the one who had done absolutely nothing to help?”
Sunning skin
With hot weather, more people will spend time outdoors. Dermatologists warn that people should take proper precautions to avoid sunburn and long-term problems, such as skin cancer.
July 4, 2004
With hot weather, more people will spend time outdoors. Dermatologists warn that people should take proper precautions to avoid sunburn and long-term problems, such as skin cancer.
Indianapolis 500 winner Rice snares IRL pole
July 4, 2004
Something about long holiday weekends must agree with Buddy Rice.
All-star football game returning to Haskell
July 4, 2004
No longer bitter, Jeff Bigger believes the third Native American All-Star football game will be better than ever.
Rookie Haselhorst adjusting
July 4, 2004
Todd Haselhorst is starting to enjoy Kansas University’s summer football workouts — now that the puking has stopped.
Iraqi militants claim to have beheaded missing U.S. Marine
Roadside bomb kills seven Iraqi troops
July 4, 2004
An Iraqi militant group claimed on a Web site Saturday it beheaded a captive U.S. Marine, in what would be the fourth decapitation of a foreign hostage in the region since May.
Teachers decry state of science education
More training needed, educators say
July 4, 2004
Many educators and employers liken the state of science education to a chemistry project gone awry: A bad mix of factors has come together and it spells trouble.
Bookstore
July 4, 2004
Living flower technology makes rose perfume actually smell like a rose
July 4, 2004
A Garden of Eden for perfumers is in a most unlikely place. Inside a rather nondescript building in a rather nondescript industrial office park about an hour outside of New York City lies the laboratory of the International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Revelers stock up on fireworks despite restrictions on displays
July 4, 2004
A little thing like a fireworks ban wasn’t going to keep Adrian Jones and his son, Alexander, from celebrating the Fourth of July their way.
Kerry continues outreach to heartland
July 4, 2004
John Kerry worked to convince Midwestern family farmers Saturday that his New England heritage doesn’t keep him from understanding their needs.
100-lb wonder eats like champ
July 4, 2004
Sonya Thomas may look like she “couldn’t eat a cup of cottage cheese,” but she’s a rock star in the world of competitive eating.
Area groups schedule Fourth of July events
July 4, 2004
Jeff Gordon wins again
Hendrick claims another plate win
July 4, 2004
Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports are the new kings of NASCAR plate racing.
Horoscopes
July 4, 2004
Arts and style briefs
July 4, 2004
¢ Unity Gallery issues call for artworks ¢ Poets to read ‘Words by The Cup’ ¢ Lawrence native takes Starlight stage ¢ KPR comedy show wins national award ¢ Print studio to teach framing workshop ¢ Two design gurus honored by Smithsonian
Getting kids into physical fitness
With a little creative thought, exercise can be fun for a kid
July 4, 2004
Plenty of physical activity is an important part of any child’s health routine, but many children consider working out to be, well, work. Luckily, there are many ways to help your kids get moving, and these can range from making their everyday errands more active to coming up with inventive ways to make exercise into a game.
Verne O. Lacey
July 4, 2004
Lawrence commuter report
July 4, 2004
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Recaptured escapee discovers mercy in justice system
July 4, 2004
The knock came as Eddie Miller was sitting in his favorite armchair watching “Texas Justice” on TV. He opened the door to find a plainclothes detective and two uniformed St. Lucie County sheriff’s deputies.
Spencer delivers for Mets
Yankees can do no better than tie in Subway Series
July 4, 2004
The New York Mets rushed out of the dugout and mobbed Shane Spencer at first base, jumping up and down in jubilation. It could have been a scene after the final out of the World Series.
Pet post
July 4, 2004
Sharapova shocks Serena
Russian teen cruises to first Grand Slam title
July 4, 2004
Tennis has a new superstar. And she’s just 17.
Bourdais cruises in GP
July 4, 2004
Once the first turn was over for Sebastien Bourdais, so was the race for everyone else.
City briefs
July 4, 2004
¢ Olathe residents injured after truck hits tree ¢ Third-place finish for Lawrence racers ¢ Author’s talk in city set for rebroadcast
Lyme disease can afflict dogs, too
July 4, 2004
Many dog owners living outside the Northeastern United States believe they and their pets are absolved of the threats concerning Lyme disease. Not true. While Connecticut has had the highest frequency of Lyme disease of any state in the nation since 1992, and the Northeast in general continues to be a hotspot, the potentially deadly disease has spread to the District of Columbia and every state except Hawaii, Oklahoma and Montana.
Metal toys predated plastic and are more coveted
July 4, 2004
Memories of childhood often include the beach toys used years ago. Today, sand pails and shovels are usually made of plastic, but until the 1950s such toys were metal. Pails made from 1885 to the early 1900s are scarce, attractive and pricey. Tin pails were lithographed with colorful flags, flowers, children, boats, cowboys and cartoon characters.
Still a great nation
In times of controversy, it’s important to focus on the American freedom and ideals we all hold dear.
July 4, 2004
The Fourth of July is a traditional day for Americans to flaunt their patriotism. Flags will fly and fireworks will explode in celebration of our nation’s independence and ideals.
Nation not as divided as some think
July 4, 2004
Hiram Johnson, elected senator five times in California in the first half of the last century, is credited with the brutal insight that truth is the first casualty of war. Truth is usually a casualty of elections, too. And when there’s an election during wartime, as there is this year, truth is especially vulnerable.
Edwards flips over truck win
Driver rallies from incident, but truck fails inspection
July 4, 2004
Carl Edwards’ day nearly ended on the first lap of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 Saturday when he clipped the wall on Kansas Speedway’s second turn and fell to 33rd in the 35-car field.
Fred H. Larrabee
July 4, 2004
U.S. investigating new Afghan prisoner abuse claims
July 4, 2004
The U.S. military is investigating a new claim of abuse in a network of secretive American jails where at least four captives have died, officials said Saturday.
Indonesians may dump president in first election
July 4, 2004
Indonesia’s young democracy moves up a notch Monday with its first direct presidential election, and voters appear set to dump the incumbent and choose a poetry-writing, guitar-playing ex-general with a Mr. Clean image.
Faces & places
July 4, 2004
The Motley Fool
July 4, 2004
¢ Last week’s question ¢ Falling stock ¢ Money-saving tips ¢ Wormy future?
Government offices, public services closed for holiday
July 4, 2004
Government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed Monday in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
Big names, fresh faces warrant All-Star selection
July 4, 2004
Take a peek at the National League’s Hall of Fame outfield: Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Ken Griffey Jr.
Insects help solve crimes, book and exhibit explain
July 4, 2004
In a famous poem, Emily Dickinson wrote, “I heard a fly buzz when I died.” And according to the forensic entomologists who examine murder scenes for insect evidence, there’s a good chance Dickinson eventually did.
Animals inspire emotions in new kids’ books
July 4, 2004
They’re all about animals, but there’s definitely nothing beastly about these books.
USA’s Armstrong off to fast start
Seeking sixth straight win, Texan second in 3.8-mile prologue race against clock
July 4, 2004
Doubters take note: Lance Armstrong is not playing to lose.
Doctors bring treatment back to patients’ homes
July 4, 2004
Dr. David Weber, of Memphis, Tenn., is among a small but slowly growing number of physicians making calls to patients’ homes and offices.
Pesky midges surfacing in Lawrence
July 4, 2004
Bright flashes from fireworks for the Fourth of July will thrill thousands of onlookers tonight. However, an annoying pest could put a damper on evening activities. Here is what you need to know about midges, a mosquito look-alike that will be visiting outdoor parties this week.
People
July 4, 2004
¢ ‘Simple Life’ family snubbed ¢ Armstrong loses fight over book ¢ Monroe’s mandolin in dispute ¢ Lachey snags acting gig
Ruling confirms right to a day in court
July 4, 2004
The Bush administration got a jolting reminder last week of what every seventh-grader knows: In America, everyone is entitled to his day in court.