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Poet’s showcase
November 21, 2004
Perceived threat
November 21, 2004
The bottom line
November 21, 2004
Competition
November 21, 2004
Rice choice
November 21, 2004
Spies’ truth often proves to be flexible
November 21, 2004
America’s spies wander in a wilderness of mirrors of their own making. Baying at their heels are congressional reformers, spurned Iraqi politicians and a tough new boss with a presidential mandate to whip the CIA into line or else.
Political capital
November 21, 2004
Other reasons
November 21, 2004
Ice rink needed
November 21, 2004
Calendar
November 21, 2004
Few upland bird hunters disappointed
In northeast Kansas, pheasant ‘pretty good,’ but quail scarce
November 21, 2004
A mild winter and prime nesting conditions in May and June had Kansas upland bird hunters anticipating the Nov. 13 season opener.
Rare antlerless buck discovered in Texas
November 21, 2004
One of the things that makes deer hunting so cool is the variety of things a hunter sees while sitting perfectly still in the woods.
Afghan sentenced to death for killing four journalists
November 21, 2004
Afghan judges sentenced a man to death Saturday for the slaying of three foreign journalists and an Afghan collegue, who were pulled from their cars, robbed and shot as they rushed to cover the collapse of the Taliban.
Guardsman’s sacrifice, commitment remembered
Second N.E. Kansas soldier killed in Iraq buried
November 21, 2004
Mourners described a Kansas soldier killed in Iraq as so devoted to the military that his blood flowed Army green.
Cosmosphere artifacts to star in movie
November 21, 2004
Last week was a good week for the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, as it received a $500,000 gift and a movie company said it plans to use Cosmosphere artifacts for a film.
Nez Perce trail extends to Kansas
Hundreds from tribe were imprisoned, died at Fort Leavenworth
November 21, 2004
For years, the trail of sites outlining the history of the Nez Perce tribe has ended in Montana, where Chief Joseph and his people surrendered to U.S. troops in 1877.
Bush comes to aid of Secret Service
November 21, 2004
President Bush stepped into the middle of a confrontation and pulled his lead Secret Service agent away from Chilean security officials who barred his bodyguards from entering an elegant dinner for 21 world leaders Saturday night.
Congressman weds daughter of ex-Guatemalan dictator
November 21, 2004
They met during a trade mission, and despite controversy over their engagement, U.S. Rep. Jerry Weller of Illinois and the outspoken daughter of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt tied the knot Saturday in a civil ceremony.
Swiveling satellite sent to hunt for black holes
November 21, 2004
The fastest-swiveling space science observatory ever built rocketed into orbit Saturday to scan the universe for violent celestial explosions that astronomers believe represent the birth screams of black holes.
Roof-sitter protests protesters
Salina porn shops target of petition for obscenity probe
November 21, 2004
Other than a few “older” women who made obscene gestures as they drove by, a week on the roof of an adult bookstore was mostly a positive experience, Ray Morris said Friday as he prepared to come down from his perch the next morning.
Living it up in Luckenbach
Country music is common language in famed town
November 21, 2004
They like to say around here that you can’t find a place more laid-back without being unconscious.
Briefcase
November 21, 2004
¢ British Library ready to shelve digital data ¢ Chiropractic business conducts food drive ¢ Name that company ¢ Salespeople selling sales time short
Violence rages across Iraq
One U.S. soldier killed; nine Iraqi soldiers found executed
November 21, 2004
Insurgents battled American troops in the streets of Baghdad on Saturday, killing a U.S. soldier in an ambush and gunning down four government employees in signals that the guerrillas remain a potent force despite the fall of their stronghold of Fallujah. Nine Iraqis also died in fighting west of the capital.
City staff map goals for future
November 21, 2004
Ideas for accomplishing key goals were plentiful Saturday as Lawrence city commissioners and some staff attended the second day of a brainstorming retreat at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
People
November 21, 2004
¢ Composer Cy Coleman dies ¢ Allen gets Walk of Fame star ¢ William spurns privileges ¢ Carrey embraces clean living ¢ Penthouse founder sells home
Stem-cell inertia may hinder state’s leadership role
Kansas likely to trail Calif., others in bioscience research
November 21, 2004
California and other states are upping the ante in the high-stakes game of stem-cell research, but Kansas appears ready to stand pat.
DUI program puts offenders to the test, but not behind bars
November 21, 2004
John, Kyle and Janis could have spent the weekend in the Douglas County Jail. Instead, they spent it in a small conference room at the Ramada Inn, 2222 W. Sixth St., learning about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, a crime of which all three have been found guilty.
New York takes dodgeball to court
Questions raised about game’s safety
November 21, 2004
The high-energy school yard game of dodgeball is getting kicked around a New York courtroom, where questions are being raised about whether it’s just too dangerous for young children to play.
Illinois police hunt for serial killer who dumped bodies on roads
November 21, 2004
Police on all-terrain vehicles, horseback and even airplanes have combed fields and forest in search of one or more serial killers believed responsible for the deaths of six women whose bodies were dumped along little-traveled Illinois roads.
On the record
November 21, 2004
Lawrence commuter report
November 21, 2004
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Sixth St. collision kills one
Motorcyclist dies at scene of accident
November 21, 2004
A 23-year-old Lawrence man was killed Saturday when a pickup truck struck his motorcycle in the 2500 block of West Sixth Street.
Ladybugs making themselves at home around town
November 21, 2004
Bill Bell doesn’t know where they are coming from, but the Douglas County Courthouse seemingly has become infested with a type of ladybug called the multicolored Asian lady beetle.
Verrell M. Garren
November 21, 2004
Depleted Pacers fall to Magic
November 21, 2004
Using a makeshift roster a night after brawling with fans, the Indiana Pacers pressed the Orlando Magic until the very end.
Harvick wins Busch season finale
Former series champion claims second victory of year
November 21, 2004
Kevin Harvick closed out a disappointing season in the Busch series by winning the final event of the year Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Iowa clinches share of Big Ten
Hawkeyes rout Badgers for seventh straight victory
November 21, 2004
All season long, Iowa has thrived on swiping the ball. Saturday, the Hawkeyes’ thievery earned them a piece of the Big Ten Conference title — and Michigan a spot in the Rose Bowl.
UConn routs Buffalo; Kentucky, Duke each win
November 21, 2004
Emeka Okafor and Ben Gordon are gone, but Connecticut’s latest inside-outside combination showed it can be just as potent.
Wildscape auction set
November 21, 2004
Lawrence-based Kansas Wildscape has opened bidding on its annual fund-raiser — the Holiday Auction, a broad collection of outdoor items and packages.
Missouri deer record
November 21, 2004
Hunters checked a record 133,136 deer during the first two days of the November segment of Missouri’s firearms deer season last weekend. That’s 5,885 more than the previous record set in 2002.
Gray lifts sloppy OU past CS-Northridge
November 21, 2004
Taj Gray’s Oklahoma basketball debut ended much better than it started.
Jayhawks take third at Nike Cup swim meet
November 21, 2004
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team took third out of eight teams at the Nike Cup on Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Bacone sizzles in 88-73 win at Haskell
November 21, 2004
Sometimes in a basketball game, one player gets so hot that the other team only can wait for him to cool off on his own.
Dorsey sparks sweep of A&M
KU volleyball player ignores injury in 3-0 victory
November 21, 2004
With time running out on her season — and her volleyball career — senior Jill Dorsey ignored the pain in her injured elbow Saturday night and helped Kansas University pull off a badly needed sweep of 13th-ranked Texas A&M.
Border Warriors
Lopsided victory over Tigers gives KU sweep of top rivals
November 21, 2004
The teams already were gone, and the bleachers were well on their way to being empty. But the northwest corner of Faurot Field on Saturday was a party that made all the frustrations of an agonizing season seem light years away.
Tigers feel ‘just terrible’
November 21, 2004
Five straight losses. No winning season. No bowl game. How low can Missouri University’s football team go?
Review: Play sensitively weaves plight of native America with remedy
November 21, 2004
“Weaving the Rain,” performed by Haskell Indian Nations University’s Thunderbird Theatre, gave a near-capacity audience at the Lawrence Arts Center a lot to think about Friday evening as its characters explored their damaged lives in an Indian Health Service hospital waiting room. The powerful play, written by Haskell English instructor Dianne Yeahquo Reyner and skillfully directed by Pat Melody, acknowledges the harm done to native America by government policies, but locates the remedy in the strength and unity of the people.
Yoga has given decades of healthy serenity to this Indian expert, but he worries that Americans are taking it too fast
November 21, 2004
In 1995, the last time internationally recognized yoga expert Suraj Karan Jindel visited the United States, he was disappointed in how he saw the discipline being taught.
Don’t let your exercise be routine
November 21, 2004
Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s the best workout routine of all?
Cole Porter classic ready to sail
Ticket sales strong for Tony winner
November 21, 2004
On the set of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” at the Lawrence Community Theatre, the audience members roar with laughter at every punch line. They cheer and applaud after every song and dance number.
Therapy helps counter trauma
November 21, 2004
Some kids are more easily traumatized by shocking events than others. This raises two questions.
Capturing aurora borealis image proves challenging
November 21, 2004
Just after getting home from covering the Kansas University men’s basketball game against Emporia State, my work phone rang at about midnight. It was Susan Roberts, a Journal-World copy editor, and she said people were calling the newspaper with reports of seeing aurora borealis, or northern lights, from Free State High School and near Kasold Drive and Peterson Road.
Holiday picture books offer something for everyone
November 21, 2004
All of these winter-oriented picture books would make excellent hoilday giving — but surprisingly, it is the least expensive that wins the highest marks of all.
What are you reading?
November 21, 2004
The people’s artist
Muralist brings populist sentiment to art world
November 21, 2004
Art world gadabouts accuse him of letting the commoners dilute his vision, but muralist Dave Loewenstein prefers the peanut gallery to theorists any day.
If it’s lost, Found Magazine finds it
… and prints it in the pages of its peculiar but wildly popular ode to voyeurism
November 21, 2004
In today’s society of niche magazines, Found Magazine sounds like it may be intended for born-again Christians.
Woodling: Backup Luke etches name in Kansas lore
November 21, 2004
On a steel gray November day — with apologies to legendary sports writer Grantland Rice — the first four books of the New Testament, not the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, came to mind.
KU men struggled to score
November 21, 2004
There was no short in the scoreboard at Allen Fieldhouse on Friday night.
Jayhawks gird for opener
November 21, 2004
The University of Texas-Arlington women’s basketball team will find itself in a similar position the Kansas University team was in for its last game against the West Coast All-Stars, when KU wasn’t sure which squad the All-Stars were bringing.
Green saves day for KU
November 21, 2004
Kansas University football running back Clark Green had a special request he had to fulfill, while all the reporters were running around and wanting to know his thoughts on KU’s 31-14 Border War victory Saturday over Missouri.
Arts notes
November 21, 2004
¢ Oread Singers to perform at Lawrence church ¢ Final poetry project focuses on Hughes ¢ KU Symphony explores new musical territory ¢ Lawrence native authors collection of letters to mom
Huge rally lifts ISU over K-State
Late 28-0 Cyclones run dooms Sproles, Wildcats
November 21, 2004
Iowa State’s freshman quarterback stole the show from Kansas State’s senior All-American on Saturday and kept the Cyclones in control of the Big 12 North.
Four involved in brawl suspended
Artest, O’Neal, Jackson, Wallace out indefinitely
November 21, 2004
Indiana’s Ron Artest, Jermaine O’Neal and Stephen Jackson, and Detroit’s Ben Wallace were suspended indefinitely by the NBA on Saturday for taking part in one of the ugliest brawls in U.S. sports history, a fight with fans that commissioner David Stern called “shocking, repulsive and inexcusable.”
Commentary: Player-fan brawl sign of violent times
November 21, 2004
Blame the frightening melee in Detroit — perilously close to escalating into a full-blown riot — on the players, the fans, the NBA and the times.
KU teaching assistant union gearing up for negotiations
November 21, 2004
Graduate teaching assistants at Kansas University are gearing up for another round of contract negotiations.
Bush blasts Iranian, N. Korean nuclear threats
November 21, 2004
On his first trip overseas since winning re-election, President Bush on Saturday stepped up the pressure on Iran and North Korea, whose nuclear threats critics accused him of neglecting in his first term.
Experts fear consumers may suffer worsening inflation
November 21, 2004
After years of relative calm on the inflation front, Americans are being battered by $2-a-gallon gasoline, rising food prices and higher medical bills. And there are fears that price pressures could worsen in 2005.
Palestinians believe they can build Arab world’s first democracy
November 21, 2004
Freed from Yasser Arafat’s one-man rule, Palestinians say they are eager and able to build the first real democracy in the Arab world, despite the dangers lurking on the road to Jan. 9 elections.
The Motley Fool
November 21, 2004
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Real estate ¢ DuPont dividends ¢ Old stock certificates
Second Bush term will reshape roles
November 21, 2004
The president doesn’t start his second term for another two months, but that’s a technicality. The first term ended this month, and the new Bush era has already begun.
Party switch
November 21, 2004
Retirees heading West raise issues of housing, jobs
November 21, 2004
When Steve Marsh first drove into this dusty town outside Las Vegas, he took one look at the gravel roads and sagebrush flats and grunted: “This is in the middle of nowhere.”
Bookstore
November 21, 2004
Pet post
November 21, 2004
Utes boot BYU, await BCS fate
November 21, 2004
The BCS is all but busted.
Funding net
Levying local sales taxes to support state universities would be yet another way for the state to shirk its responsibility to higher education.
November 21, 2004
As the net is cast ever wider to capture new revenue to support higher education in Kansas, cities may be called upon to chip in with a sales tax levy to assist the state universities within their borders.
Building a network
Young professionals work contacts in Lawrence
November 21, 2004
Young professionals in Lawrence have their own organization for networking and socializing.
Job prospects promising
Experts say college seniors will enter brighter labor market
November 21, 2004
The recovering economy and looming retirement of the baby boomers are making this a very good year to be a college senior looking for a job after graduation. Recruiters, career counselors and students say the fall recruiting season has been the most active since the dot.com boom.
Mutual fund distribution checks work if reinvested
November 21, 2004
A check comes unexpectedly from your mutual fund company. … What a nice windfall. And just in time for the holidays.
Exhibit examines strip club owner who shot Oswald
November 21, 2004
He might have more instant recognition than the man who killed President Kennedy 41 years ago.
Congress passes spending bill
November 21, 2004
Republicans whisked a $388 billion spending bill through Congress on Saturday, a mammoth measure that underscores the dominance of deficit politics by curbing dollars for everything from education to environmental cleanups.
PACs likely to affect upcoming city elections
November 21, 2004
Next month’s Community Candidate School probably will not be able to answer one question on the minds of political observers: Is there still room for the little guy in city politics?
Candidates to go back to school
Program will offer campaign advice, answer elections questions
November 21, 2004
It won’t be called Lawrence Politics 101, but a new Lawrence Chamber of Commerce effort will attempt to lay out the basics of how to be a candidate in a sometimes contentious city.
Area briefs
November 21, 2004
¢ Officials consider suspect in fires ¢ Local choirs to sing at Holiday Bazaar ¢ KDOT to increase patrols during holiday ¢ School board to honor gymnastics champs ¢ Commission meeting to begin earlier
How they scored
November 21, 2004
Notebook
November 21, 2004
Horoscopes
November 21, 2004
Thanksgiving traditions spur suspicions
November 21, 2004
Thanksgiving is that very special holiday when we take a break from our hectic everyday lives to spend quality time with our loved ones, rediscovering all the reasons why we don’t actually live with them.
Briefly
November 21, 2004
¢ Small-plane crash kills all 53 people aboard ¢ Celebration turns into stampede, killing 13 ¢ Gale-force winds, snow wreak havoc ¢ Courts order recount of gubernatorial race ¢ Minister: Russia missile system is just defensive
Briefly
November 21, 2004
¢ Officials call for probe into airport police ¢ City proposes charging fee for grocery sacks ¢ Marine killed in Iraq just hours after son’s birth ¢ Thousands visit new Museum of Modern Art
Faces and places
November 21, 2004
KU student joins elite Rhodes scholars
November 21, 2004
Kansas University senior Ruth Anne French has become the 25th student in school history to win a Rhodes Scholarship.