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Verdi hip to pop culture
March 7, 2004
Scandal. Gossip. Intervention. Jealousy. Death. No, it’s not Hollywood, Washington, D.C., or an afterschool special. It’s 18th-century Paris with a Verdi twist.
Irish prime minister’s daughter strikes it rich with first novel
March 7, 2004
In Ireland, a first-time author is reaping bucketloads of publicity, six-figure deals and Hollywood interest for her new tear-jerker novel. She’s also the prime minister’s daughter.
Edward P. Jones wins prestigious National Book Critics Circle award
March 7, 2004
Edward P. Jones, winner of this year’s National Book Critics Circle fiction prize, took 10 years to write his novel and felt so embarrassed about the delay that when he finally finished he couldn’t bear to tell his agent, Eric Simonoff, on the phone.
What are you reading?
March 7, 2004
Our Country’s Good’ shows rehab power of theater
March 7, 2004
Human language is a strange beast. Some of the simplest words we know — love, hate, death, life — convey our most profound thoughts and emotions.
Bar owners feel under siege
It may be last call for new drinking establishments, smoking
March 7, 2004
Dave Boulter is feeling a little picked on by City Hall. He owns Henry’s, a combination coffee shop and bar on Eighth Street, one of the few coffee shops in town that allows smoking.
Painful’ budget cuts in store for school board
March 7, 2004
Here they go again. After three years of often-painful negotiations that cut $5.1 million from the budget, the Lawrence school board will meet Monday to begin considering cuts for the upcoming academic year. Many of the proposed cuts — including sports programs at the high schools and sixth-grade band and orchestra — narrowly escaped the chopping block in previous years.
Mammoth anti-terror plan launched
High-tech response to keep U.S.‘ahead of threat’
March 7, 2004
The Bush administration, banking on science to protect the nation from a catastrophic terrorist attack, has launched a vast research and development enterprise that will span many years and possibly decades.
Thome to miss at least three weeks
March 7, 2004
Jim Thome will likely miss the rest of spring training after X-rays Saturday confirmed the Philadelphia slugger had broken his right middle finger during a fielding drill.
Cavs set sights on playoffs
James propels Cleveland past Milwaukee, 106-97
March 7, 2004
The Cleveland Cavaliers have completed their transformation from worst team in the league to playoff contender.
Saints knock Firebirds out
Pesky zone defense denies FSHS trip to state tourney
March 7, 2004
Darn those Saints. Just when it looked like Free State High’s boys basketball team was poised to clinch a spot in the Class 6A state tournament, a group of Saints came along and spoiled the Firebirds’ party.
Nuggets’ Anthony says Pistons hurt his feelings
March 7, 2004
Denver Nuggets super-rookie Carmelo Anthony remains miffed that the Pistons didn’t bring him to the Palace for a workout before the draft last June.
Events can overwhelm candidates
March 7, 2004
Just as voters were ready to sing the Democratic presidential aspirants off stage with the country music song “How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?”, Democratic voters picked the president’s opponent. But the 100 eventful days since the president’s Thanksgiving visit to Baghdad confirm just how much events are in the saddle, riding the candidates who promise to control events.
Hog raising adds meaning to eating
March 7, 2004
The road to wisdom is strewn with contradictory pearls of wisdom. “Look before you leap,” says one. “He who hesitates is lost,” says another.
Money, Money
Money makes the world go ‘round. Is the ability to raise money outranking all other qualifications for deanships and other top Kansas University jobs?
March 7, 2004
And the fund-raisers shall inherit the earth … That may be putting it a bit too strongly, but in this money-driven world, the ability to raise funds is becoming one of the most important qualifications for many jobs that used to be driven by other criteria.
Bookstore
March 7, 2004
Aging boomers avoiding activism
March 7, 2004
In 1970, when the law forced Maggie Kuhn to retire at age 65 from her executive position in a Philadelphia church, colleagues gave her a sewing machine as a parting gift. She never opened it — and instead, rebelled against everything it stood for, leading marches and staging guerrilla theater to protest the widespread discrimination against the elderly.
Haitian rebels won’t disarm
Aristide’s support keeps nation tense
March 7, 2004
Before a raging fire, rebel fighters in this bleak western town offered metal scraps Saturday to a voodoo war god, portending still more violence for Haiti.
Guns still an issue in modern-day Dodge City
March 7, 2004
In the days when Wyatt Earp was making his name as a lawman in Dodge City, he banned guns north of the railroad tracks that ran through the frontier town, where most families lived.
Blacks differ on portraying gay rights as civil rights
March 7, 2004
When small-town Mayor Jason West started presiding over gay weddings, he saw it as nothing short of “the flowering of the largest civil rights movement the country’s had in a generation.”
Bush, Fox smooth over tensions
President wants to eliminate some fingerprinting of Mexican visitors
March 7, 2004
President Bush gave Mexican President Vicente Fox a gift to take home Saturday: his pledge to exempt certain frequent Mexican visitors from onerous new security checks at the U.S. border.
Business briefs
March 7, 2004
Briefly
March 7, 2004
¢ Libya gives up last of nuclear material ¢ Avian flu found again in United States ¢ Explosion hits apartments ¢ Bernie Mac among winners at NAACP Image Awards
Briefly
March 7, 2004
¢ 10 troops injured in separate attacks ¢ China’s budget raises military spending ¢ Women’s wages rock-bottom, U.N. says ¢ Parliament doesn’t like ‘family-friendly’ hours
Briefly
March 7, 2004
¢ Water taxi capsizes; four believed dead ¢ Hearings proposed for Juarez slayings ¢ Police allege teens planned to kill teacher ¢ Judge denies request for abortion records ¢ Buffett criticizes Bush’s tax cuts
Federal deficit: What’s really happening
March 7, 2004
TODAY’S TOPIC IS: Famous Hollywood Celebrities Having Sex With Squid! Actually, that is not today’s topic. I’m just trying to attract readers to today’s actual topic, which is: The federal budget deficit. WAIT! Come back! This is an important topic! Especially if you are a young person, or belong to a future generation yet unborn. Boy are YOU in for a surprise in a few decades! Ha ha!
Safety important to keep pets in game
March 7, 2004
America’s fitness trend has gone to the dogs. Today, we aren’t just staying in shape ourselves; we’re also getting our pets off the couch and into organized sports activities.
Train dog to avoid crashing into doors
March 7, 2004
Does your dog rush the door when someone is on the other side or when you go to open it? Perhaps it’s time to teach your dog good door manners.
Bryant could miss one month
Lakers’ guard again suffers sprained shoulder
March 7, 2004
Kobe Bryant could be sidelined up to a month because of a sprained right shoulder, the same injury that kept the Lakers’ guard out for six games two months ago.
Jayhawks hit hard, see streak snapped
March 7, 2004
After a six-game winning streak, Kansas University’s baseball team was grounded somewhat Saturday afternoon by a team it had pulverized in a 22-6 victory Friday. Wisconsin-Milwaukee handed the Jayhawks their first loss of the year at Hoglund Ballpark, 9-7, by giving Kansas a taste of its own medicine — solid hitting.
Deng dandy for Duke
Devils fans taunt Williams as UNC falls
March 7, 2004
Duke fans made sure North Carolina coach Roy Williams didn’t forget Kansas University. Luol Deng made sure the Blue Devils won.
U.S. turning into Iraq’s ‘lame duck’
Constitution holdup signifies changing of guard
March 7, 2004
The snag about signing Iraq’s interim constitution shows how power is shifting here, with Washington’s ability to sway events diminishing as the June 30 deadline for the end of the U.S.-led occupation nears.
Simon Fraser sweeps
March 7, 2004
There were signs everywhere of Simon Fraser University’s dominance at the NAIA championship swimming and diving meet Saturday at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
KU sweeps Arrocha Ballpark debut
Kansas opens new stadium with wins over Utah, Nebraska in Jayhawk Classic
March 7, 2004
It didn’t take long for Arrocha Ballpark to pay off for Kansas University’s softball team. Melaney Torres’ wind-blown home run helped the Jayhawks edge Utah, 2-1, Saturday morning in the debut game at KU’s new stadium.
People
March 7, 2004
¢ David Crosby arrested on marijuana, gun charges ¢ Don Johnson told to pay up ¢ General to speak at OSU commencement ¢ From fashion to film
Travel briefs
March 7, 2004
¢ Big names to perform at New Orleans Jazzfest ¢ More couples choose Hawaiian weddings ¢ Wyoming bike tour registration under way
Crappie USA plans Perry tournament
March 7, 2004
Crappie USA will hold a buddy fishing tournament May 1 at Perry Lake.
UCLA embalmer arrested in cadaver theft ring
March 7, 2004
An embalmer hired by the University of California, Los Angeles’ medical school to keep better track of cadavers donated for study and research was arrested Saturday on suspicion of grand theft, part of an investigation by campus police into allegations that he and another employee sold corpses and body parts for profit.
KU, MU set to shut down Hearnes Center
March 7, 2004
Missouri’s basketball team sure has a lot to play for today. “Senior Day, NCAA Tournament implications, the closing of the Hearnes Center,” fifth-year MU coach Quin Snyder said, not even mentioning the fact a victory over archrival Kansas University would be his 100th as a head coach.
Cards clipped in heartbreaker
Cyclones win 4A sub-state championship with improbable rally in final seconds
March 7, 2004
The crying eventually would end Saturday night, but the question of what could have been probably will linger for the rest of the Eudora High players’ lives. With eight seconds remaining in their Class 4A sub-state championship against Kansas City Ward, the Cardinals held a 50-47 lead and were hoping to advance to the Class 4A state tournament this week in Salina.
Mostly Kansans fish Clinton
Survey shows 37 percent of anglers from Lawrence
March 7, 2004
About 94 percent of the fishermen who use Clinton Lake are Kansas residents, according to a Wildlife and Parks survey conducted last year.
More sportsmen lobbying to protect hunt, fishing rights
March 7, 2004
Sportsmen are flexing their political muscle around the country, changing laws in state after state to protect against what they see as threats to their heritage.
Pet Post
March 7, 2004
Television stations draw fire for conducting underage sex stings
March 7, 2004
The TV news report is hard to ignore: An unsuspecting man goes to a house where he allegedly thinks a teenage girl is waiting to have sex with him, but instead he is met by a TV reporter with a camera and microphone.
Poet’s showcase
March 7, 2004
Style briefs
March 7, 2004
¢ ‘Sex and the City’ auction lucrative ¢ Global style
Book briefs
March 7, 2004
¢ Author to speak on peace at Lawrence Public Library ¢ Kansas Library Card ups research resources
Arts notes
March 7, 2004
¢ KU exhibition to feature work by art faculty ¢ Haskell to have benefit pow-wow ¢ High school students to exhibit art at museum ¢ Artist pinpoints nature’s ‘terrible beauty’ ¢ KU professor sees 71 plays in eight weeks for Kennedy Center ¢ Symposium to focus on jazz, rap, literature ¢ Educators recognized for work in arts and disabilities ¢ Husband-wife duo to show photographs ¢ Kansas writers invited to enter contest
Religion or law?
March 7, 2004
Pre-emptive war
March 7, 2004
Bigotry?
March 7, 2004
Taxes and shoes
March 7, 2004
Seniors calendar
March 7, 2004
The Motley Fool
March 7, 2004
¢ Name That Company ¢ Ask the fool: Losses per share ¢ Dumb investment: All that glitters
Out of the rough
Unique deal with neighbors gives Orchards Golf Course new life
March 7, 2004
In nearly its first decade of existence, Lawrence’s Orchards Golf Course established a niche for itself. It was the place to play in town if you were too poor for Alvamar Public Golf Course — either in terms of money or skill.
Fixed-rate mortgages usually best deal
March 7, 2004
When my wife and I chose an adjustable-rate mortgage over the fixed-rate variety 11 years ago, it was a gamble. How nice, then, to have our judgment validated the other day by Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan.
Airline giants join low-cost rivals in offering free travel deals
Some companies land profits by selling frequent-flier mile programs
March 7, 2004
Gary Steiger, an avid traveler and admitted cheapskate, has been scanning come-ons for free airline travel for a long time and he can’t believe his eyes. Free air miles for opening a bank or brokerage account. Sign up with a long-distance phone company for six months and earn 10,000 miles. Gift cards that let homeowners earn miles on their mortgage payments.
Boat ride reveals magic of Key Largo coral reef
March 7, 2004
For those who haven’t been there, the name Key Largo probably brings to mind Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson and a hotel full of gangsters waiting out a hurricane with booze and gunplay.
Steel artistry
Sculptors, metal fabricators create ornate works
March 7, 2004
Is this what Old World artisans’ workshops looked like? Steel is heated in a forge to a blistering 2,800 degrees, hammered on an anvil, and bent in elaborate curves to create majestic gates that weigh more than a ton and stand 14 feet high.
Robins known for attacking windows
March 7, 2004
The scene is straight from the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock thriller “The Birds.” A seemingly innocent flock of birds transform into a tour de force of terror. A lone seagull attacks the main character, a flock of seagulls assaults kids at a birthday party and havoc continues to escalate. However, this scene could be taking place in your own back yard, driveway or near your front door — robins attacking windows and mirrors in a fit of terror.
Getting children off couch and outside takes effort
March 7, 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.
Bracing for success
Straight teeth and a nice smile can be the keys to a better life
March 7, 2004
Andrew Thurin probably doesn’t realize what straight teeth might do for him in life. For now, the Riverside, Calif., high school freshman is just happy that the brackets and wires are off his teeth. He can drink Coke and eat popcorn again, two of the many formerly forbidden items.
Family briefs
March 7, 2004
¢ Studies show benefits of babies’ ‘tummy time’ ¢ Children get chance to design Pokemon card ¢ Books explain parents’ absence to military kids
Mall walker celebrates 100th birthday
March 7, 2004
Harry Vanderford has a 10-year plan — to live until he’s 110. It’s not that far-fetched, considering he just turned 100 and could walk the rest of the way.
Parasites can bring disease to animals
March 7, 2004
Dear Readers: Last week we discussed the first part of our eight-week health plan for pets. It began with a complete physical examination and necessary laboratory tests to determine the state of your pet’s health. In Step 2 of the plan, we address the importance of preventing and treating parasites.
Flea, tick season about to begin
March 7, 2004
With spring coming, let’s talk about your pet and preparation for this upcoming season. Along with the new growth of flowers and grass comes a new flea and tick season.
Rare tureens from 17th, 18th century are costly
March 7, 2004
The trading ships of the 17th and 18th centuries went to the Far East from Europe and the United States to buy tea, silk, Indian textiles, Japanese lacquerware and porcelains.
Current antiques prices
March 7, 2004
According to Missouri report, wintering bald eagles plentiful
March 7, 2004
Warm weather and an abundance of waterfowl contributed to a strong showing during the midwinter eagle survey coordinated by the Missouri Department of Conservation in early January.
Turkey season good time to initiate young hunters
March 7, 2004
Nearly every outdoorsman has a child, friend or neighborhood youth who asks questions about outdoor experiences.
Notes
March 7, 2004
Harvick holds off Kahne in Vegas
Late crash costs Kenseth chance to win Busch Series race
March 7, 2004
Kevin Harvick took advantage of Matt Kenseth’s late-race misfortune to grab the lead, then held off hard-charging Kasey Kahne to win Saturday’s Busch Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Lopez leads Royals past Rangers, 10-7
March 7, 2004
Mendy Lopez, who played in five positions for Kansas City last season, Saturday helped his effort to make the team, going 4-of-4 with two doubles in the Royals’ 10-7 win over Texas.
Sutton, OSU celebrate
Cowboys cap title with rout of A&M
March 7, 2004
Eddie Sutton finally got a chance to cut down the nets at his alma mater.
Split track squad has good day
March 7, 2004
Kansas University had five student-athletes with NCAA-provisional-qualifying marks Saturday at the Wilson Invitational in South Bend, Ind., and the Iowa State Invitational in Ames, Iowa.
K-State jubilant after shocking No. 10 Texas
March 7, 2004
It was senior day at Kansas State, and the Wildcats were on national television for the first time in five years. No wonder students and fans, including school president Jon Wefald, jubilantly stormed the court Saturday after Kansas State scored the last eight points and stunned No. 10 Texas, 58-48.
Ross powers Raiders to win over Cyclones
March 7, 2004
Ronald Ross scored 23 points as Texas Tech closed its regular season Saturday with a 72-58 win over Iowa State.
Late heroics help OU avoid loss to lowly Baylor
March 7, 2004
Freshman Lawrence McKenzie hit a pair of free throws with 21.4 seconds left and Jaison Williams made a steal on the next possession, helping Oklahoma avert a loss that would have been disastrous to its NCAA Tournament hopes with a 46-41 victory Saturday over Baylor.
CU lifts NCAA hopes
Morandais, Harrison help Buffs clip NU
March 7, 2004
With a win Saturday over Nebraska, Colorado finished in no worse than a tie for fourth place in the Big 12 Conference heading into the conference tournament.
Cardinal can’t get it done
Unranked Washington hands No. 1 Stanford its first defeat, 75-62
March 7, 2004
The Stanford Cardinal never got a chance to pull off another last-second victory. The top-ranked Cardinal lost for the first time this season Saturday, falling 75-62 to Washington two days after rallying to beat Washington State on a buzzer-beater.
Robertson remembers good, bad at MU
Former Jayhawk went 1-3 at Hearnes Center, but won prep state title there
March 7, 2004
Of the hundreds of college basketball players who played against Missouri in Hearnes Center the past 32 years, nobody infuriated the Tigers and their fans more than Kansas University’s Ryan Robertson.
Simien finalist for Wooden Award
March 7, 2004
Kansas University junior Wayne Simien is one of 20 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball’s player of the year.
Israeli checkpoint attacked
March 7, 2004
Palestinian gunmen and suicide car bombers staged an elaborate attack against a major Israeli checkpoint Saturday, in what militant groups called revenge for recent airstrikes targeting their members.
Return of the V
Local ‘Vagina Monologues’ production celebrates women, supports charities
March 7, 2004
The vagina is returning to Lawrence, and it’s hoping for its biggest audience yet. A cast of community performers will bring “The Vagina Monologues” to Liberty Hall Monday for a one-night performance of the popular play, which candidly addresses issues of sexuality, self-image and abuse in the lives of women.
K.C. Ballet director reflects on life in dance
KU company picks up pointers, new work from choreographer
March 7, 2004
What began as childhood imitation has blossomed into three decades of creation for dancer and choreographer William Whitener. The eight-year director of the Kansas City Ballet learned to love dance by watching television programs featuring Cyd Charisse, Fred Astaire and even the Mickey Mouse Club.
Analysis: 2004 election offers starkly different visions
Outcome will dramatically affect America’s future
March 7, 2004
The 2004 presidential election gives Americans the most dramatic choice of leaders and directions in at least a quarter of a century. So different are President Bush and Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry — in everything from personal style to their approaches to major international, domestic and cultural issues facing the country — that voters have, in effect, a choice between ratifying America’s current path and charting a new one.
School funding situation ‘a mess’
Local lawmakers frustrated with lack of progress during session
March 7, 2004
Douglas County legislators are frustrated with the lack of progress toward improving funding for public education and dealing with other budgetary issues. “At this point we can’t even have an honest debate,” Rep. Tom Holland said during Saturday’s Capital Connections breakfast forum at the Hereford House, 4931 W. Sixth St. “I’m just fearful that there is no political will to have an honest airing of the issues and a debate.”
1970s candidate promised same-sex marriages
March 7, 2004
The gay marriage controversy is nothing new to Lawrence. Thirty-four years ago, a justice of the peace here briefly created a national furor by promising to perform gay marriages.
Washington takes night off for Gridiron
Politicians, journalists poke fun during dinner
March 7, 2004
The serious news of the day, from Saddam Hussein’s spider hole to Medicare to gay marriage, served as fodder for song, dance and silly dress-up Saturday night in the Gridiron dinner, a 119-year tradition of Washington journalism.
Community projects announced for city’s 150th birthday celebration
March 7, 2004
The south entrance of the Lawrence Public Library is about to get a facelift: three colorful murals depicting the past, present and future of Lawrence. The project, by VanGo Mobile Arts, is one of 12 projects planned by community organizations and funded by grants recently announced by the Lawrence Sesquicentennial Commission to celebrate the city’s 150th birthday.
Fund drive for band uniforms ends on note of success
March 7, 2004
The “Feather the Flock” campaign has ended, but Kansas University band director John Lynch says the real fun will be this fall, when the Marching Jayhawks show off their new uniforms at Memorial Stadium.
Area briefs
March 7, 2004
¢ County Commission to hear call for road gate ¢ Conference to address Kansas water issues ¢ Clinic to teach baby-sitting skills ¢ Severe weather safety focus of workshop ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Chanel show mixes tomboy chic, elegance
March 7, 2004
Chanel turned tomboy in Friday’s ready-to-wear show for the fall-winter collection.
On the record
March 7, 2004
Rapist up for parole next month
March 7, 2004
A Lawrence man convicted in 1983 for sexually attacking female Kansas University students is eligible for parole in April.
State and local briefs
March 7, 2004
¢ Authorities search for missing rafter ¢ KU history speech focuses on Russia
Ashcroft funds scrutinized
March 7, 2004
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft’s 1998 leadership PAC, Spirit of America, and his Senate re-election campaign committee, Ashcroft 2000, raised more than $100,000 last year to pay a fine and legal costs for violating campaign finance laws, according to Federal Election Commission records and Garrett Lott, treasurer of both committees.
U.S. forces kill nine Taliban suspects
Military won’t say whether move was part of spring offensive against bin Laden
March 7, 2004
U.S. special-operations snipers killed nine suspected Taliban militants in the Afghan mountains bordering Pakistan, the military said Saturday, marking one of American forces’ deadliest engagement in months.
Nancy Beatrice Edwards
March 7, 2004
Hockett services
March 7, 2004
Memorial services for Dennis G. Hockett, 57, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. March 14 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Other services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Randall Community Church. Private inurnment will be in Randall Cemetery.
Choreographer gleans wisdom from modern masters of his craft
March 7, 2004
William Whitener has been artistic director of the Kansas City Ballet since 1996. Before that, he directed the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal.
Lawrence commuter report
March 7, 2004
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Congressman’s ex-wife says candidacy not revenge
March 7, 2004
Becky Whetstone has something to say to people who think they know why she’s running for Congress: Enough already with the jilted-wife-hellbent-on-revenge theory.
Some security systems already deployed
March 7, 2004
The mission of making the nation more secure requires many more diverse agencies working together than ever before — everything from border agents to firefighters and public health officials to nuclear weapons scientists.
Queer Eye’ crew says style before fashion
March 7, 2004
Not every man can pull off the bright colors and vintage-inspired fashions that have made “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” host Carson Kressley one of the most recognizable members of the TV cast, and he’s not out to inspire a bunch of look-alikes in the “fab five’s” new book.
Budget session to precede meeting
Lawrence School Board agenda highlights ¢ 6:30 p.m. Monday ¢ 110 McDonald Drive
March 7, 2004
School board members will meet beginning at 4:30 p.m. with the district’s budget committee to discuss proposed cuts to next year’s budget, before the regular 6:30 p.m. meeting. It is the first time the groups will review $2 million in cuts proposed by district administrators.
Gay-rights advocates want Cheney’s daughter to speak out
March 7, 2004
Gay-rights advocates, outraged at what they see as the Bush administration’s decision to provoke a culture war about gay marriage, are directing much of their anger at Cheney.
Technical college to cut staff, programs
March 7, 2004
Wichita Area Technical College plans to eliminate staff and programs and raise tuition because of budget cuts related to the college’s separation from the Wichita school district.
KCP&L wins $135 million judgment
March 7, 2004
A jury has determined a Milwaukee parts manufacturer should pay more than $135 million in damages related to a 1999 gas explosion that destroyed a Kansas City Power & Light Co. plant.
Conservative causes find friend in Koch brothers
Wichita industrialists donate millions to futher think tanks on the right
March 7, 2004
Charles and David Koch are among the top givers nationwide to groups that promote conservative policies in Washington, according to a study released Thursday.
Wild animals become photographer’s pet project
March 7, 2004
Shooting eagle pictures has been sort of a pet project of mine since I started working at the Lawrence Journal-World.
Critics say ‘So what?’ to Mars findings
Some say spend money on home planet
March 7, 2004
NASA’s celebration last week of gritty evidence that Mars once had enough water to support life has spawned more questions: Where’s the water now? When did it disappear? Are there any fossils of living creatures, or even microbes?
Stewart faces tough appeal
March 7, 2004
During Martha Stewart’s criminal trial, her lead attorney, Robert Morvillo, complained repeatedly that the judge had cut the legs off his planned defense.
Community theater offers concrete ‘Proof’
March 7, 2004
Do you think math is boring? If so, you’re not alone. But the Lawrence Community Theatre has “Proof” that although math may not be simple, it’s anything but boring.
Horoscope
March 7, 2004