Archive for Sunday, June 13, 2004

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Poet’s showcase
June 13, 2004
People
June 13, 2004
¢ Chan ready for dramatic change ¢ Spears lends image to perfume ¢ Yellow sale to honor cyclist ¢ ‘Flipper’ cast members reunite
Briefly
June 13, 2004
¢ Cheaper room rates available through hotels ¢ Web surfers find discounted fare ¢ Taste of the South without calories
A few props help create 007 illusion
June 13, 2004
Subject: James Bond. Assignment: Photograph an 82-year-old man who shares a name with the 007 of the silver screen. I decided to look for a vintage Bond movie poster. An Internet search turned up one with Bond holding a gun and an attractive woman in the background.
Suds ‘em up: here’s inside dirt on cleaning dogs
June 13, 2004
People are spending more time with their dogs than we used to.
Collectors attracted to futuristic designs
June 13, 2004
Space-age technology reflected in the machines used in everyday life, like TV sets, telephones or computers, are being saved by a small group of collectors.
Fashion essential to some dogs
June 13, 2004
The fashion dog is a breed unto itself. Typically petite (no bigger than, say, your average Birkin handbag), exquisitely groomed and found almost exclusively in large cities, it lives a life of privilege and pampering that would make other dogs with jobs such as hunting or herding or riding around in pick-up trucks howl with ridicule if not turn tail and run.
Dance fitness
Hip-hop, salsa-style workouts operate next to aerobics, yoga at gyms
June 13, 2004
Maybe Richard Simmons had the right idea all along.
What are you reading?
June 13, 2004
Music scene seeks spark
Businesses hope festival boosts industry
June 13, 2004
Lawrence music promoters make a living by creating enthusiasm, but even they are finding it difficult to be enthusiastic about the financial health of the city’s music scene.
Music promoters aim to stay in tune with market
June 13, 2004
Brett Mosiman spends most of his time trying to think like someone else. That’s the life of a music promoter.
Taxes among items to consider before buying vacation home
June 13, 2004
How about this for a deal on a vacation place: a nearly new 2,100-square-foot, three-bedroom chalet-style home with a pool, on five wooded acres in north-central Pennsylvania. Asking price, a mere $119,000. I found it on eBay.
Toymaker to relaunch Cabbage Patch Kids
Chubby-faced ‘80s dolls to return in August
June 13, 2004
Remember your Cabbage Patch Kids doll? More to the point, do you have a child of your own who might want one?
Briefcase
June 13, 2004
¢ KU basketball coach to star at chamber event ¢ Cheyenne, Wyo., families have lowest tax bills ¢ Name that company
The Motley Fool
June 13, 2004
¢ Last week’s question and answer
I don’t count?
June 13, 2004
Lost in space
June 13, 2004
Artwork auction, pontoon parades highlight Van Go fund-raising effort
June 13, 2004
Blustery winds off Clinton Lake and dark skies didn’t discourage organizers of Saturday evening’s outdoor fund-raiser for Van Go Mobile Arts.
Deficits matter
June 13, 2004
Bush wins skirmish in battle alleging unilateralism
June 13, 2004
President Bush labored mightily in the fields of diplomacy and world politics last week to halt the downward spiral of his re-election campaign and his leadership abroad. Modest Mission Accomplished. But it is unlikely to bring Bush lasting relief.
Youth outdoors camp slated July 17-22 at Rock Springs
June 13, 2004
Outdoor Adventure Camp is a six-day summer camp for youths who either enjoy the outdoors or want to learn more about it.
Any-deer permit applications will be available mid-month
June 13, 2004
Applications for resident any-deer permits will be available in mid-June from most Wildlife and Parks offices and the KDWP Web site.
Funding dilemma
Lawrence school officials are right to look ahead at how they will handle donor-directed gifts to the district.
June 13, 2004
Private donations to a public school district shouldn’t be viewed as a problem, but they raise some interesting issues that local officials are working to resolve.
Area fishing report
June 13, 2004
Calendar
June 13, 2004
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities during the week for residents age 55 and older. Future seniors may participate if space allows. Call Senior Services at 842-0543 for more information.
Car drinking days doomed
Louisiana among 13 states allowing passengers to drink, but not for long
June 13, 2004
Each day, workers leaving chemical plants and oil refineries jam the combination gasoline stations and convenience stores at this exit of Interstate 10.
Conservatives picking their targets in state Board of Education races
June 13, 2004
Conservative Republicans who hope to make the teaching of evolution a key issue in this year’s Kansas Board of Education races are leaving two moderate Republicans alone.
Love surrenders on assault charge
June 13, 2004
Courtney Love surrendered to police Friday for allegedly assaulting a 32-year-old woman with a liquor bottle at the home of her former manager, authorities said.
Voters like Edwards for V.P., poll says
June 13, 2004
Sen. John Edwards, the smooth-talking populist who emerged from the nominating campaign as John Kerry’s chief rival, is favored among registered voters to be the Democratic vice presidential candidate, according to an Associated Press poll.
Victim’s family eager for execution
June 13, 2004
The family of Dawn Marie Garvin wants nothing more than to watch the death of the man who raped and shot her 17 years ago, leaving her nude and lifeless body on the bed, a small teddy bear tucked under her arm.
James E. Gardner
June 13, 2004
Leone Bernadine Twichell
June 13, 2004
Theron Kenneth ‘Sonny’ Eades Jr.
June 13, 2004
Longtime police detective retiring
Chief hostage negotiator spent 26 years on force
June 13, 2004
In his 26 years with the Lawrence Police Department, Sgt. Mack Pryor earned a reputation for keeping a level head.
Riggs nets ARCA victory
June 13, 2004
Scott Riggs made the most of his first race at Pocono Raceway. He hopes it’s a preview of what’s to come.
Other’ Schumacher snares pole in Canada
June 13, 2004
It’s going to be a lot harder for Michael Schumacher to win the Canadian Grand Prix this time.
Five-run fifth boosts Brewers, 7-4
June 13, 2004
Keith Ginter’s go-ahead, two-run double highlighted Milwaukee’s five-run fifth inning, and the Brewers came back to beat the Houston Astros, 7-4, Saturday night.
Padgett taps Louisville
June 13, 2004
Former Kansas University basketball center David Padgett has decided to transfer to the University of Louisville.
Huggins suspended with pay
Beleaguered Cincy coach on indefinite leave after arrest
June 13, 2004
Bob Huggins is getting a second chance.
Doyle holds one-stroke lead in KC
Pate matches course record, creeps within one shot of lead at Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am
June 13, 2004
Jerry Pate played himself into position to end a 22-year winless streak.
Tornadoes strike across state; home destroyed near Mulvane
No injuries immediately reported from Saturday storms
June 13, 2004
Tornadoes Saturday hit southern Kansas, destroying one home and damaging another, overturning cars and and downing power lines.
Lawrence briefs
June 13, 2004
¢ Saturday night storm causes power outages ¢ Federal funds, fireworks on tap for commission ¢ Wichita State student crowned Miss Kans
Openness presents challenge in Shanghai
June 13, 2004
Nothing prepares a visitor, returning to China after 27 years, for modern Shanghai. A city of 17 million people, soon expected to swell to 20 million, with miles and miles of elevated, multilevel freeways and hundreds of high-rise office and apartment towers soaring to 80 stories, it bears no resemblance to the dusty, backward-looking city I last saw in 1977.
Peaceful rally protests prison sentence
June 13, 2004
Despite a federal warning about potential violence, a downtown Lawrence rally Saturday in support of an Oregon man imprisoned for burning sport utility vehicles was short and peaceful.
Stewart not afraid to speak his mind
June 13, 2004
Tony Stewart isn’t shy, and sometimes that gets him in trouble. But at least he speaks his mind, which in today’s NASCAR climate can be as rare as a second anniversary for J-Lo.
Southwest deserts offer surprises
Cliff dwellings, cacti, canyons all add charm to landscape
June 13, 2004
To the Tohono O’odham tribe, which has lived in Arizona’s Sonoran desert for centuries, the upstretched arms of the prickly saguaro cactus evoke the image of a human protector and provider.
Winged insects frequent yards to create moth madness
June 13, 2004
Anyone working the night shift knows it can be an out-of-sight, out-of-mind kind of experience. You sleep when you can and socialize as you can. And so it is with many insects, like the much-maligned moth.
Adult beetles known to strip leaves from trees
June 13, 2004
Douglas County residents should not hold their breath while waiting for “The Year of the Cicada,” being touted in the news and on TV talk shows.
Youth baseball
June 13, 2004
Attorney’s sound bite chewed up McCarthy
June 13, 2004
Fifty years ago this past week, TV transmitted a sound bite heard down through the ages: “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”
Annuities worth a look in planning for retirement
June 13, 2004
Q. I’m about to retire and want to put most of my retirement savings into one pot from which I can draw income to subsidize my Social Security check. A friend has suggested that I buy an annuity. I’ve tried to read about this a little and just grow more confused. What are they, anyway?
Senior centers shift focus to exercise
June 13, 2004
Not long ago, Sally Schwing had little time for organized senior activities and no interest in joining a health club. Then a doctor prescribed exercise and the 68-year-old homemaker discovered that bench presses had replaced bingo at her local senior center.
Women’s event next week
June 13, 2004
Pre-registration is recommended for the Woman in the Outdoors event next Saturday at Rohrer Sporting Clays near Troy.
Reagan’s death recalls bitterness
President’s critics take issue with unquestioning adulation
June 13, 2004
Ronald Reagan’s death has unleashed a wave of adoring nostalgia and led to state and federal holidays for his funeral. But among Reagan’s many skeptics, the sentimental treatment he has received in death obscures the controversy he evoked in life.
Former president entombed at library
June 13, 2004
Ronald Reagan’s body was sealed inside a tomb Saturday at his hilltop presidential library after a week of mourning and remembrance by world leaders and regular Americans.
Kerry backs Nancy Reagan’s effort to ease stem cell research restrictions
June 13, 2004
John Kerry endorsed Nancy Reagan’s efforts to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and challenged the Bush administration Saturday to relax restrictions on stem cell research to pursue potential cures for that and other illnesses.
Market seeks room to grow
Longtime staple of downtown wants new, bigger home
June 13, 2004
The Lawrence Farmers Market could leave downtown next year if roomier, more convenient accommodations aren’t found in the area.
Drive begins for gift to city
Sesquicentennial plaza fund raising under way; goal is $475,000
June 13, 2004
After years of planning, fund raising has begun for Sesquicentennial Point, the plaza that will commemorate the city’s 150th birthday.
Campaigns mining the middle for votes
Candidates’ messages, though different, key on economy
June 13, 2004
In a presidential election year, everybody loves the middle class. That’s because nearly nine in 10 Americans consider themselves part of that vast segment of society that strives for wages to enable them to send their children to college, care for their parents in old age and retire comfortably after years in the work force.
Something unexpected
Sculptures add whimsy to downtown
June 13, 2004
The answer was blowing in the wind. And James Darrel Kizer found it not long after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Lawrence sculptor had been working on a series of giant aluminum dancers and was about half finished when he sat down to watch television that calamitous morning in 2001.
Lawrence commuter report
June 13, 2004
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Iran determined to be member of ‘nuclear club’
June 13, 2004
Toughening its stance in advance of a meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, Iran on Saturday said it would reject international restrictions on its nuclear program and challenged the world to accept Tehran as a member of the “nuclear club.”
Nichols’ religion may have moved jury to spare his life
June 13, 2004
Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols may have been spared the death penalty for a second time because a jailhouse conversion to Christianity gained him sympathy from the jury, lawyers in the case said Saturday.
Rape ‘epidemic’ in Sudan used for torture, genocide
June 13, 2004
Hawa Hussein’s eighth child has been growing in her belly for three months, but it’s hard for her to love this child.
Minnesota man holds fish hammer
June 13, 2004
A man who once owned part of the Minnesota Vikings and earned the Wall Street nickname “Irv the Liquidator” for his ruthless corporate tactics now occupies a unique place in the outdoors world.
Horoscopes
June 13, 2004
Minnie Pearl enjoys a porch-eye view of Lawrence
June 13, 2004
Minnie Pearl Thomas peers out from her front porch, watching an old station wagon cough by on the street.
E.M.U. Theatre offers diverse double bill
June 13, 2004
The flyer for one half of E.M.U. Theatre’s upcoming double bill merits a double take.
Arts notes
June 13, 2004
¢ Photographers featured at CornerBank exhibit ¢ Fireside books revive dime novel tradition ¢ City’s founders spurred by charity, economy ¢ Lawrence City Band to celebrate children ¢ KPR comedy show ends season Saturday ¢ Lawrence artist selected for national park program ¢ Museum unrolls exhibit on bicycle history ¢ Children’s Museum coming to Lawrence ¢ Nelson highlights permanent collection ¢ Topeka school offers Harry Potter class ¢ Ottawa genealogists play host to fair
Briefly
June 13, 2004
¢ Hamas: Attacks will go on after withdrawal ¢ Huge oil pipeline opens in Africa ¢ Amendment to restrict citizenship law passes
Athens makes progress, but far from finished
June 13, 2004
The city’s main square is torn up. Marble tiles sit in stacks, and barricades block all entrances.
Gordon coming off bumps in road
June 13, 2004
Jeff Gordon puts the discouraging finishes in his rearview mirror as easily as he does his victories.
Wichita union, Boeing talks at standstill
June 13, 2004
Boeing Co. rejected the latest overture from the second-largest union at its Wichita plant, but the two sides scheduled more talks for this week.
Reagan’s tight-knit family was divided in the past
June 13, 2004
In a week of enduring images, perhaps the most poignant came at the end. Nancy Reagan, saying her final farewell to her husband of 52 years, rested her head on his casket, crying and caressing the mahogany coffin as she was surrounded by the president’s three surviving children.
Novelist has known devils
The Devil You Know,’ by former Lawrence author, written from experience
June 13, 2004
Forget angry bears or hunters’ stray bullets. Accidental tragedies are the least of concerns in the northern Minnesota backwoods of Wayne Johnson’s latest novel, “The Devil You Know.”
Harold Bloom creates his dream anthology
June 13, 2004
At some point, all readers have been disappointed by an anthology’s selection. If you’re Harold Bloom, there’s a simple solution — create your own.
Commentary: Author makes ‘thought-provoking’ arguments
Right, left battle over merit of political tract
June 13, 2004
Thomas Frank’s “What’s the Matter with Kansas” is a wonderful telling of political change in Kansas on both a personal and social level.
Commentary: Frank’s book states positions accurately, but critique flops
Right, left battle over merit of political tract
June 13, 2004
Democrats becoming Republicans is a common story and the subject of Thomas Frank’s “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” Frank, a Kansas native, is the odd duck who made the reverse transformation.
Mayer: ‘Private Smiles’ has thrived since leaving K.C. area
June 13, 2004
Did you pay much attention to that glamorous celebrity in the big hat who owns Birdstone, the racehorse that stunningly edged Smarty Jones at the Belmont Stakes?
Iraqi diplomat assassinated
Officials blame Saddam loyalists
June 13, 2004
Gunmen firing from a car killed Iraq’s deputy foreign minister Saturday in the first assassination of a senior official since the new interim government was announced this month. Iraqi authorities blamed Saddam Hussein loyalists.
Edward F. Grier
June 13, 2004
Blanche W. Perkins
June 13, 2004
City briefs
June 13, 2004
¢ 23rd annual fiesta slated later this month ¢ School board to discuss pay issues in district ¢ Audubon field trip seeks least tern sightings
Pistons winning without All-Star cast
Wallace only big name on Detroit roster
June 13, 2004
Go ahead, try to remember an NBA champion that didn’t have a Hall of Famer. Anyone younger than 40 will have a hard time with the answer.
Lee’s streak reaches 26
Thomas tags two as White Sox defeat Braves
June 13, 2004
Carlos Lee’s bat helped get the Chicago White Sox another wild win and put him closer to making club history.
On the record
June 13, 2004
Faces and places
June 13, 2004
Raiders advance to semis
Lawrence wins, 14-3; to face Manhattan
June 13, 2004
The Lawrence Raiders reached the semifinals of the Manhattan Tournament with a 14-3, five-inning victory over Lee’s Summit (Mo.) on Saturday.
Washington inducted into Hall of Fame
June 13, 2004
Retired Kansas University coach Marian Washington was among six people inducted Saturday night into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
Pet Post
June 13, 2004
Bookstore
June 13, 2004
Briefly
June 13, 2004
¢ Al-Qaida claims kidnapping, slaying of two Americans ¢ U.S. Marines claim to have killed more than 80 militants ¢ Cassini spacecraft flies by Saturn’s largest moon
Gas prices won’t spoil this vacation
June 13, 2004
It’s time for our annual Dream Summer Vacation Guide, wherein we reveal our list of “special” travel destinations that you will not hear about from the other travel writers, because they have standards.
Chiropractor makes house calls on horses
June 13, 2004
With the pain of a strained ligament coursing through a shoulder, O.V. Rowdy waited his turn to see the doctor.
Debate over abuse of prisoners to widen
Military, Congress to give greater scrutiny to actions
June 13, 2004
What began as a military investigation of seven low-ranking Army reservists accused of tormenting Iraqi prisoners now appears likely to become a wide-ranging examination of whether top civilian and military leaders authorized torture or approved efforts to intimidate, humiliate or degrade suspected terrorists in violation of U.S. laws.
KU slow to hire new vice chancellor
Hemenway to review job description before filling university relations position
June 13, 2004
Kansas University has every intention of replacing Janet Murguia, the executive vice chancellor for university relations who resigned four months ago to lead the National Council of La Raza. But not right away.
Royals’ win against Mets simply amazin’
June 13, 2004
The frustration is mounting for Mets manager Art Howe. The usually calm Howe gave his players a closed-door lecture Saturday after New York blew two leads in a mistake-filled, 4-3 loss to Kansas City.
Cyclists having a blast in Baldwin
Almost 200 competitors participate in city’s stage race on Baker campus
June 13, 2004
A wedding, registration for next week’s big religious seminar and a tornado watch created a buzz of activity late Saturday afternoon near the campus of Baker University. But the most-popular event probably was a bike race at the corner of Sixth and Fremont streets.
Kanaan tops teammate Franchitti in Texas
June 13, 2004
Tony Kanaan regained the lead with 12 laps left and held off teammate Dario Franchitti to win the IndyCar Series race Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway.
Briefly
June 13, 2004
¢ Sniper shoots three before being killed ¢ School district changes dress code over lawsuit ¢ Black artist to unveil portrait of Clinton
Losses mount for patrons of K.C. casinos
$2 million-a-day mark in sight
June 13, 2004
As casino revenues climb to record levels this year, Kansas Citians are closing in on the dubious milestone of losing $2 million a day at the boats.
Strolling violinist strikes palatable chords for diners
June 13, 2004
Merav Singer’s repertoire is likely a little more varied than those of most violinists. “I play everything — lots of classical, very Romantic pieces, encore music, Broadway show tunes, country, theme songs from movies, ‘Titanic,’ ‘Schindler’s List’ … songs that people recognize,” says Singer, 32.
KU freshman basketball player Kaun is standing tall
June 13, 2004
Russian teenager Sasha Kaun faced a major problem upon arriving alone in the United States in the summer of 2001. He couldn’t speak a word of English.