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Archive for Sunday, June 6, 2004

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Poet’s showcase
June 6, 2004
Briefly
June 6, 2004
¢ Thousands celebrate likely Chavez recall vote ¢ Clerics given new power to seize extremist items ¢ Frail pope says he’s not giving up the papacy ¢ Sharon determined to win Gaza vote today
Book notes
June 6, 2004
¢ Doc Ford mystery series author to appear at Raven ¢ Deadline approaching for literary contest
Van Go JAMS fund-raiser marks agency’s maiden voyage
June 6, 2004
The first major fund-raiser for Lawrence’s Van Go Mobile Arts has a distinctly nautical theme that’s much in keeping with the organization’s image as a center of youthful creativity and whimsy.
Photo captures owner’s love of dog
June 6, 2004
When I got the assignment to shoot the Heart of America Keeshond Club dog show in Lawrence, I really didn’t know what to expect. I knew people who participated in dog shows were very dedicated to their dogs, and I was pretty blown away by the scene when I showed up.
Pet owners should be aware of abnormalities
Detecting warning signs early can help treatment
June 6, 2004
It’s said eyes are the windows to the soul. I’d then say the face is a frame for those windows.
Adhesive strips protect furniture
June 6, 2004
Pet owners try everything from stinky sprays to aluminum foil to stop cats from scratching furniture.
Natural foods help limit diseases
June 6, 2004
I’m looking for a holistic pet food. What should I consider to find the best diet for my cat? She’s been eating a food recommended by her doctor. But after reading the label, I’m concerned about the ingredients.
Unusual figures of brides, grooms appeal to buyers
June 6, 2004
June is the month of weddings, so flea markets and shows are displaying antiques and collectibles that go with weddings and brides.
Review: ‘Gypsy’ successfully bares bawdy, burlesque world
June 6, 2004
No one epitomizes the ambitious stage mother better than Mama Rose, mother of burlesque queen Gypsy Rose Lee. Mama Rose is immortalized in the 1959 musical “Gypsy,” based on Lee’s own memoir about her mother.
Carb unloading
Passing the meat, another food group may be the answer to your health
June 6, 2004
All the right conditions have converged into a major low-carb storm. What everyone thought would be a short-term fad has taken over restaurants and grocery stores as low-carb menus and products flood the market.
Native Kansas plants persevere in harsh conditions
June 6, 2004
The dry, hot months of mid- to late summer in Kansas will soon be a reality. Many gardeners are contemplating how to keep their outside oases colorful and inviting during the torturous days to come.
Boeing touts 7E7 Dreamliner as ‘game-changer’ in industry
Analysts say other firms likely to make similar jets
June 6, 2004
The first new American commercial jetliner to be built in more than a decade won’t be the biggest or fastest passenger plane in the sky.
Cloudy day is perfect time to plant annuals
June 6, 2004
Here are some tips on how to grow annuals.
Insecticidal soaps effective against mites
June 6, 2004
The growing season is well under way. Many plants have reached their peak and are starting to decline. However, their downturn may not be natural, but rather the result of an unsuspecting attacker. Able to live on most landscape trees and shrubs, spider mites are hard to see but their damage is not hard to find. If you have leaves of trees and shrubs turning off color and beginning to fall, take a close look, they may be infested with spider mites.
Iraq eventually may celebrate liberation
June 6, 2004
Just as societies do not build statues to critics, nations do not celebrate anniversaries of occupations. This lesson of human nature is probably clearer to President Bush and his proconsul in Baghdad, Paul Bremer, on the 60th anniversary of D-Day than it was on the 59th.
Midwestern rubes have got it good
June 6, 2004
According to a writer who grew up in Kansas City but long ago made his escape to New York, Midwesterners suffer from Rube-a-phobia, the morbid dread of being taken for a rube.
Is America a nation of bystanders?
June 6, 2004
They used to gather in a cavernous hotel ballroom, tables packed with bankers and shopkeepers rubbing elbows with politicians. Those were the days when downtown Phoenix was booming, and the Downtown Lions Club boomed right along with it.
Poker craze not a winner for spectators
June 6, 2004
Be advised that a Poker Craze is sweeping the nation. Almost every night there are poker tournaments on television. And if you think that watching people play cards on television would be boring, I have three words for you: Correct-O-Mundo.
Alumnus concern
June 6, 2004
Goodbye seats
June 6, 2004
Visitors Bureau reports uptick in city tourism
Lawrence hotel operators ponder gasoline prices’ effects on recovery
June 6, 2004
A turnaround has begun in the Lawrence lodging and tourism industry after two wretched years. But hotel operators and tourism officials say the industry hasn’t returned to its heydays of the late 1990s.
Higher fuel costs hit home
June 6, 2004
When the amber “fuel low” light came on in my pickup the other day, I pulled into my usual gas station and did something I haven’t done in years: ordered 10 gallons — a half-tank, not a fill-up.
Octogenarian earns first college degree
June 6, 2004
Eighty-three years of life on this planet has neither dimmed Paul Sanderson’s yearning for knowledge nor dulled his joyful embrace of life.
Calendar
June 6, 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.
Scent cylinders work
June 6, 2004
Like most fishermen, Don Hager is skeptical of new angling products.
Commentary: Rude attitude prevails among today’s anglers
June 6, 2004
Ask anyone about fishing courtesy and they’ll just laugh.
Lynx project solid so far
June 6, 2004
Tracking crews found seven lynx kittens born to two mothers over the Memorial Day weekend, marking the second year in a row reproduction has been documented in Colorado’s ongoing reintroduction program.
Area fishing report
June 6, 2004
Myskina wins all-Russian final
Dementieva downed, 6-1, 6-2, at French Open
June 6, 2004
Anastasia Myskina defeated her countrywoman and friend Elena Dementieva, 6-1, 6-2, Saturday in the French Open final at Roland Garros.
Raiders reach title game
June 6, 2004
Lawrence’s Raiders plated three runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Leavenworth, 5-4, in a second-round Topeka Post 400 American Legion baseball tournament game at Seaman’s field.
Cubs’ Zambrano stymies Pirates
Chicago halts three-game losing streak with 6-1 victory over Pittsburgh
June 6, 2004
A day after Mark Prior returned with an overpowering outing for the Chicago Cubs, Carlos Zambrano made sure there was no letdown on the mound.
Sosa takes swings, unsure when he’ll return
June 6, 2004
Sammy Sosa is not sure when he can return to the Chicago Cubs after taking his first swings in the batting cage Saturday since injuring his back while sneezing.
Commentary: This foiled Triple Crown bid tough to take
June 6, 2004
Who would blame us if we never came back? After all, how many times can you mend a broken heart?
Winning jockey ‘very sorry’
Prado issues apology to Smarty Jones’ trainer, team
June 6, 2004
For jockey Edgar Prado, his stunning victory over Smarty Jones in the Belmont Stakes lacked some of the joy that usually comes with victory.
Busch drivers must return Monday to complete race
Hamilton leading after 28 laps of 200-lap race
June 6, 2004
Bobby Hamilton Jr. will have the lead when the rain-delayed NASCAR Busch series race resumes Monday at Dover International Speedway.
Hunter-Reay dominates at Milwaukee
June 6, 2004
No doubt about this one. Ryan Hunter-Reay was the class of the field at the Milwaukee Mile.
France thanks veterans of D-Day
June 6, 2004
French officers pinned the Legion of Honor on the chests of 99 former American soldiers Saturday, thanking them at a pomp-filled military ceremony for helping to free Europe from Nazism 60 years ago.
Reagan touched hearts of those with ties to city
June 6, 2004
While most in the country are thinking of Ronald Reagan’s eight years in the White House, several with Lawrence ties are thinking of the country’s 40th president in a personal light.
Beard services
June 6, 2004
Marion Thelma Wehage
June 6, 2004
Wolff services
June 6, 2004
Ruth Haymond
June 6, 2004
Lawrence commuter report
June 6, 2004
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Farmland wants money back
Letters to bankrupt business’s creditors request refund of payments
June 6, 2004
Businesses and individuals who thought they lucked out when they got paid before Farmland Industries Inc. filed for bankruptcy in 2002 are getting a rude awakening in the mail.
Homeless veterans get help in K.C.
June 6, 2004
When Bob Waechter decided to help out fellow veterans who are now homeless, he wasn’t looking to provide just a hot meal and a new coat.
Reagan enjoyed diverse film career
June 6, 2004
Ronald Reagan’s boy-next-door quality as an actor brought him film roles as diverse as the victim of an evil surgeon in “King’s Row” and the college professor who experiments with raising a chimpanzee in the comedy “Bedtime for Bonzo.”
Bomb, ambush dim hopes for reduced violence in Iraq
Two U.S. soldiers killed in roadside attack
June 6, 2004
Even as American officials expressed cautious optimism about the first 24 hours of a militia cease-fire in southern Iraq and continued to hope that a recently appointed Iraqi government would bring peace to the nation, yet another day of grisly violence broke out Saturday in Baghdad.
Cheney questioned in CIA leak probe
June 6, 2004
Investigators questioned Vice President Dick Cheney recently in the probe of who in the Bush administration leaked the name of a covert CIA operative last year, a source familiar with the investigation said Saturday.
Coast Guard Auxiliary patrols lakes to promote boat safety
June 6, 2004
As summer approaches, the number of recreational boaters on area lakes increases — and so do the chances of accidents.
9 KU students win Fulbrights
June 6, 2004
Nine Kansas University students have been awarded Fulbright grants for study and research during the 2004-2005 academic year.
Bush, Chirac vow to work together but differences over Iraq remain
June 6, 2004
President Bush and French President Jacques Chirac pledged Saturday to work together to help rebuild Iraq, but they continued to remain at odds, as Chirac called the situation “extremely precarious” while Bush claimed major progress toward a free and democratic country.
Pet post
June 6, 2004
Oread neighbors pitch in around house
June 6, 2004
An old house in a new location was getting special attention Saturday from the neighborhood group that battled to save it from the demolition ball.
Bike Across Kansas update
June 6, 2004
Eight hundred cyclists took off from the Colorado border this weekend on the 30th Bike Across Kansas. Forty riders are from Douglas County, including me.
Briefly
June 6, 2004
¢ Lake of the Ozarks offers outdoor options ¢ Atchison plays host to Lewis, Clark event
St. Louis vital for Lightning
Goal against Flames in second OT forces Game 7
June 6, 2004
The Tampa Bay Lightning were as good as guaranteed.
Flames’ Gelinas nearly misses late goal
June 6, 2004
Martin Gelinas nearly won another series for the Calgary Flames, this time with a deflection off his skate.
Trainer Baffert empathetic
June 6, 2004
Bob Baffert felt horrible when he saw Smarty Jones fall back. His wife took it even harder.
Leroy J. Thomas, Sr.
June 6, 2004
Chiefs’ QB eager to see rule enforced
June 6, 2004
Like probably every other quarterback in the NFL, Kansas City’s Trent Green will be delighted if NFL officials keep their word and begin clamping down on the “no-chuck” rule.
Jayhawks Ward, Woodland claim Fourball title
June 6, 2004
Kevin Ward and Gary Woodland didn’t need a champagne shower or celebratory dive in the lake to cap their Kansas Golf Assn. Fourball Championship title Saturday afternoon at Alvamar.
James Bond still a lady-killer at 82
June 6, 2004
“The ladies love me ‘cause I’m pure mischief,” James Bond says, a boyish grin spreading across his 82-year-old face.
Review: Jim Harrison’s ‘True North’ reads darkly
June 6, 2004
From the first page of his latest novel, Jim Harrison dispels any idea that his “True North” is a happy place.
Light reading list fills bill for summer vacation
June 6, 2004
Now that school is out, you can stop reminding the kids of the final assignments and taxiing them to end-of-year events and games.
What are you reading?
June 6, 2004
Joyce fans celebrate Bloomsday centenary
June 6, 2004
Raising a pint of Guinness or listening to a good Irish band might be simpler than slogging through James Joyce’s “Ulysses.”
Martin: KU researcher untangling confusion of wireless world
June 6, 2004
Psychologist William James wrote in 1890 that a baby experiences the world as a “blooming, buzzing confusion.”
Briefly
June 6, 2004
¢ Wet fields continue to plague wheat harvest ¢ Program takes on lead poisoning ¢ Highway Patrol nears full trooper strength ¢ Scientists follow trail of Lewis and Clark by air
People
June 6, 2004
¢ Black Sabbath sets reunion ¢ Aiken plans first solo tour ¢ Rap stars promote voting
Briefly
June 6, 2004
¢ Plant experts predict widespread wheat scab ¢ Driver found dead after bulldozer rampage ¢ USS Jimmy Carter sub christened at shipyard ¢ Lowest tides in 19 years draw throngs to beach
Briefly
June 6, 2004
¢ Rumsfeld fearful of losing broader war on extremism ¢ Mayor leads gay weddings in support for marriages ¢ U.S. troops, planes kill eight Taliban in growing clashes
Salina’s Smoky Hill River Festival celebrates community and the arts
June 6, 2004
Road trips, long and short, are full of possibilities for fun and adventure. This week, travel enthusiasts may want to consider a relatively brief trek to Salina, where the Smoky Hill River Festival kicks off its 28th year on Thursday night.
Faces and places
June 6, 2004
The Motley Fool
June 6, 2004
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Insights from Omaha ¢ Borders’ growth ¢ The wrong company
Lakers dominant, Pistons tough
O’Neal’s ‘Fantastic Four’ ready for ‘Wallace guys’
June 6, 2004
The next two weeks in the NBA are about determining a champion.
Chemotherapy improves lung cancer survival, studies show
June 6, 2004
Research now firmly establishes that chemotherapy can improve lung cancer survival, and experts say it should become routine treatment the way it already is for breast and colon cancers.
Visit to France drives home invasion’s meaning
June 6, 2004
Of the 9,350 white marble gravestones at the Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-Saint-Laurent, 307 bear the inscription: “Here rests in honored glory a comrade in arms known but to God.”
Horoscopes
June 6, 2004
Big River’ opens floodgates on Baldwin
Musical coincides with confluence of historical places and events
June 6, 2004
Diana Gish remembers reading “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” as a child and being mesmerized by the young boy’s heroic river journey.
Briefcase
June 6, 2004
¢ Swedish packaging firm builds cardboard pianos ¢ Telecom price hike draws 80,000-message protest ¢ Name that company
The great communicator
Ronald Reagan, who died Saturday, could inspire Americans as few other U.S. presidents.
June 6, 2004
The story of Ronald Reagan reads like a Hollywood movie script, but in this case, it is a true life story of an exceptional individual who became this nation’s 40th president.
Rookie Hemphill wins rain-shortened race
June 6, 2004
Sensational skateboarders and BMXers and a few standout stock-car drivers displayed the skills that make them extreme-sports stars Saturday at the Kansas Speedway.
Ex-Jayhawk Hancock signs with ValleyDawgs
June 6, 2004
Former Kansas University basketball player Darrin Hancock has signed a contract with the Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs of the United States Basketball League.
Twins tied up by Knotts
Tigers hurler effective in 6-0 win over Minnesota
June 6, 2004
Gary Knotts tied the Twins up for nearly eight innings to secure the victory — and his spot in Detroit’s starting rotation.
Nation mourns Reagan’s passing
Great Communicator’ loses battle with Alzheimer’s
June 6, 2004
Ronald Reagan, an actor-turned-politician whose sunny disposition and ardent conservatism transformed American politics and lifted the nation’s spirits, lost his 10-year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease Saturday. He was 93.
Drought menacing western half of Kansas
Dust storms rekindle thoughts of 1930s’ Dust Bowl in state
June 6, 2004
Conditions are so dry in western Kansas that massive clouds of blowing dirt are reminding some of the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s.
Dropped on D-Day
Former paratrooper still recalls events of 60 years ago
June 6, 2004
Roy Creek arrived 60 years ago in France half-drowned, gasping for air and missing his gun. “I was full of water, out of breath, afraid I would attract some German,” said Creek, who had parachuted on D-Day, June 6, 1944, into a French field that had been flooded by Nazi forces. He had to cut himself loose from his equipment to avoid drowning.
Artful combat
KU Wushu Club members travel to China for martial arts training
June 6, 2004
Three Lawrence Wushu athletes have trekked halfway around the globe to pursue an education they never could have gotten in the United States. Since last week, they’ve been practicing in China alongside some of the finest martial artists in the world. And when they come home, they plan to “spread the love” to other Lawrence martial artists.
On the record
June 6, 2004
Highlights from Reagan’s presidency
June 6, 2004
Bosox beat up on K.C.
Royals’ May suffers 8th loss in 8-4 setback
June 6, 2004
Even in a game as unpredictable as baseball, some results seem almost easy to call.
Arts notes
June 6, 2004
¢ Lawrence City Band to salute veterans ¢ Historian details motives behind founding of city ¢ Turnpike issues audio travel companion ¢ Children’s music hour returns to Oread Books ¢ Old-time picker plays Gaslight today ¢ ‘Arts-n-Que’ bolsters arts for youth, seniors
History on call at national park
Self-guided cell phone tours at Revolutionary War site combine tales, technology
June 6, 2004
Strolling on ground where Minutemen and British regulars once skirmished, modern-day visitors to Minute Man National Historical Park no longer have to depend on the occasional mounted sign to imagine Paul Revere’s ride or “the shot heard ‘round the world.”
Triple Crown doesn’t fit
Birdstone denies Smarty Jones’ bid for history
June 6, 2004
Belmont, that ol’ heartbreaker, did it again. It swallowed up Smarty Jones just when it looked like he had it beat, stopping yet another 3-year-old who had his sights set on winning the Triple Crown.
Mayfield plans to drive all-out at Dover
Track position is everything,’ polesitter for today’s NASCAR race says
June 6, 2004
Jeremy Mayfield has no plan to finesse anybody today at Dover International Speedway. It will be full speed ahead for the polesitter of the MBNA 400.
Paul Rehak
June 6, 2004
Area briefs
June 6, 2004
¢ KU graduate to receive Spirit of Service award ¢ Lawrence resident meets Bush at White House ¢ Duke program to honor middle-schoolers today ¢ Kansas travelers can call for road conditions ¢ Area 4-H’ers, FFA win showmanship awards
Film festival showcases regional talent
June 6, 2004
In its 13th year, KAN Film Festival is beginning to do its job, says its director.
Kansas City urged to intensify efforts on life sciences
June 6, 2004
The Kansas City area must intensify its commitment to life sciences to become a major center for life sciences research and development, an economic development consultant said.
Bookstore
June 6, 2004