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Arts notes
November 28, 2004
¢ Music professor named associate fine arts dean ¢ KU has strong showing at music auditions ¢ KU Opera personalizes ‘Faust’ in adaptation
Poet’s showcase
November 28, 2004
Ukraine’s parliament says election invalid
November 28, 2004
Ukraine’s parliament declared the country’s disputed presidential election invalid Saturday amid international calls for a new vote, fueling what has become a political tug-of-war between the West and Moscow over the future of this former Soviet republic.
Opponents of gay marriage disagree on vote timing
November 28, 2004
Timing may be everything in a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Some ministers leading the charge for the amendment want the proposal on the ballot April 5, the same time voters go to the polls in city and school board elections.
Finishing touches put on Korean War statue
November 28, 2004
In his studio west of Lawrence, Jon Havener is doing his best to make a sculpture of four cranes look as stately as possible. “You don’t want it to be yard art,” he said, “like flamingos.”
Iraqi government won’t delay vote
Jan. 30 election to go on as scheduled
November 28, 2004
Iraq’s top Shiite religious leader, dozens of Shiite political parties, the interim Iraqi government and the independent electoral commission Saturday rejected calls for postponement of January’s election, deferring at least for now the prospect that the poll will be delayed.
Cancer patients to receive caps
Stull residents make over 100 hats for LMH
November 28, 2004
Cancer patients getting treatment at Lawrence Memorial Hospital won’t have to worry about finding comfortable hats to wear, thanks to members of the Stull community.
Screeners’ contract extended at KCI
November 28, 2004
The federal Transportation Security Administration has extended a private company’s contract to hire security screeners at Kansas City International Airport.
Dispatch center director wants closer staff restroom
November 28, 2004
Having to walk down a hallway to a restroom may not be a big deal for some people, but it is for Jim Denney, director of Douglas County Emergency Communications.
Deputy acquitted in 2nd fatal wreck
November 28, 2004
A Barton County deputy was acquitted of misdemeanor vehicular homicide in a Labor Day 2003 crash that left a motorcyclist dead.
Strafing incident divides N.J. city
November 28, 2004
The night custodian was going about her rounds when she heard the patter of what sounded like footsteps on the roof of the Little Egg Harbor Intermediate School. She thought someone might be running atop the building, but police found nothing.
Family not helping in search for boy
November 28, 2004
People here have come together to try to find an 11-year-old boy missing since September, with two important exceptions: his father and the father’s live-in girlfriend.
Briefly
November 28, 2004
¢ Armed robber steals Salvation Army kettle ¢ Thousands grounded in storm at Reno airport ¢ Post refuses military’s subpoena of notes ¢ Democrats make appeal for hungry on radio ¢ Troops to withdraw from likely bin Laden hideout ¢ Official: Rebels planned assassination of Bush ¢ Mom turned in suspect in school slashings case ¢ Official blames foreign agency in school seizure ¢ Bush urges Americans to volunteer, help needy ¢ Couple married 69 years die on Thanksgiving Day ¢ St. Helens has largest quake since October ¢ Turnpike officials decide not to waive tolls today ¢ Father, son hunters laid to rest together ¢ Palestinian to dismantle infamous security unit ¢ Europeans, Iranians try to save nuclear deal ¢ U.N. says its workers abuse women in Congo
Missing pilot found alive in Alaska
November 28, 2004
A pilot missing since Monday was found alive Saturday afternoon in a remote southern Alaska bay, in good shape and upbeat spirits, the Alaska National Guard said.
French court rules French film not French enough for festivals
November 28, 2004
Never mind that Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s new film is a French story filmed in the French language featuring one of France’s biggest actresses.
Transition rough for CIA, new boss
November 28, 2004
When former CIA Director George Tenet said his farewells at a two-hour ceremony this summer, a deputy noted that 40 percent of the agency’s staff had worked for just one chief.
Inaugural speakers struggle for something profound
November 28, 2004
Ask not why so few inaugural speeches resonate long after they are given. History always will remember Abraham Lincoln’s appeal to the “better angels of our nature.”
Oil spill threatens Del. River wildlife
November 28, 2004
A tanker spilled 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the Delaware River between Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, creating a 20-mile-long slick that killed dozens of birds and threatened other wildlife, federal officials said Saturday.
Pakistan downplays nuclear leaks
November 28, 2004
Pakistan on Saturday defended its efforts to halt leaks of nuclear technology amid suggestions that a new CIA report says a renegade scientist provided more help to Iran’s nuclear weapons program than previously disclosed.
Vatican returns Orthodox relics to Istanbul
November 28, 2004
Pope John Paul II, in a gesture of friendship with the Orthodox Church, on Saturday handed over the bones of two early Christian saints that were brought to Rome from ancient Constantinople centuries ago.
Firearms permits available
November 28, 2004
Firearms deer season will open Wednesday in Kansas and run through Dec. 12, and it is not too late to obtain a permit.
Touching scene
November 28, 2004
No-smoking fan
November 28, 2004
School not failing
November 28, 2004
Ryun and DeLay
November 28, 2004
Rigged election threatens Ukraine
November 28, 2004
A historic moment has arrived on the chestnut tree-lined streets of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, where the mass protests over last week’s rigged elections are growing daily.
Film now an indelible reality of war
November 28, 2004
Kevin Sites brought television viewers around the world the shocking image of a U.S. Marine shooting a wounded prisoner in a mosque in Fallujah. History should remember this incident through Sites’ words as well as through his horrifying pictures.
New rule: May the cuter team win
November 28, 2004
It’s game night, and the Pinecrest Wolverettes are getting ready.
Google vs. Microsoft: Battle goes beyond online search
November 28, 2004
Not too long ago, Google Inc. seemed little more than a pesky insect to Microsoft Corp.’s 800-pound gorilla.
Inflation warrants attention
November 28, 2004
Small things can hurt you — germs, termites and inflation. If you lived the early ‘70s, you’re well aware of the hazard of big inflation. With 10 percent inflation, something that cost a dollar one year would cost $1.10 the next, and $1.21 the year after … and twice as much after seven years.
Briefcase
November 28, 2004
¢ Coating could wipe away need for washers ¢ Most employees enjoy firms’ holiday parties ¢ Name that company
Older parents face awkward moments
Mother of twin girls often mistaken for their grandmother
November 28, 2004
At 63, while many of Judith Cates’ peers are contemplating retiring to Florida, she’s taking her 5-year-old twins to pizza parties and picking up toys.
Calendar
November 28, 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.
Pirates trade Kendall to Athletics
Pittsburgh lands left-handed pitchers Redman, Rhodes
November 28, 2004
Jason Kendall was traded Saturday from Pittsburgh to Oakland, giving the Athletics one of baseball’s best top-of-the-lineup hitters and most durable catchers and partly freeing the Pirates of their biggest financial burden.
Commentary: Former St. Joe’s standout struggling
College player of year Nelson relegated to mop-up duty during rookie season with Orlando
November 28, 2004
Dwight Howard was wearing his street clothes and Mickey Mouse ears after one Tuesday practice, laughing and entertaining the assembled media. Meanwhile, Jameer Nelson, the Orlando Magic’s other first-round draft pick, was one of the last players to leave the court after a jumping-shooting drill.
Kansas State rediscovers three-point touch
Wildcats prove point to coach, topple Washington State from long range
November 28, 2004
After Kansas State’s poor three-point shooting against Denver on Wednesday, coach Jim Wooldridge wanted his team to prove it could hit the outside shot.
Illinois rips Zags, improves to 4-0
November 28, 2004
After three straight blowouts, No. 5 Illinois was looking forward to its first real test Saturday against No. 24 Gonzaga.
Iowa tops No. 21 Oklahoma to take tournament title
November 28, 2004
Jamie Cavey scored seven of her 12 points in the last eight minutes, and Crystal Smith added 11 points and seven rebounds, leading Iowa to a 54-47 victory over No. 21 Oklahoma in the Lucaya Division championship game of the Junkanoo Jam tournament Saturday.
Mizzou topples ISU; Colorado wins North
November 28, 2004
With a kick and a pick, Missouri knocked Iowa State out of the Big 12 Conference championship game.
Give them the world this season
Gadgets, gear and gift certificates ideal for travelers
November 28, 2004
Buying gifts for people who love to travel has never been simpler, thanks to the ease of Internet shopping, a burgeoning selection of specialty items and publications, and gift certificates that allow recipients to book an inn or spa when and where it’s convenient for them. Here are some gift ideas to inspire you, from stocking stuffers to luxurious dreams come true.
Plan a Big Apple visit for December holidays
Web sites help arrange perfect trip
November 28, 2004
You’ve seen the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree on television, scenes of busy holiday shoppers on Fifth Avenue and glimpses of the Radio City Music Hall Christmas show. This could be the year you see it all in person, with a little Internet-speed help from some select Web sites.
Eileen W. Jones Buby
November 28, 2004
Lawrence commuter report
November 28, 2004
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Helen Louise Mages Scott
November 28, 2004
Margaret A. Herbster
November 28, 2004
Marlin Lee Milner
November 28, 2004
Mildred Harkness
November 28, 2004
Alvin James Norris
November 28, 2004
Meyer services
November 28, 2004
Clarice B. Mulford
November 28, 2004
Donald Jake ‘Rusty’ Hodge
November 28, 2004
Hazel Meldon Cobb
November 28, 2004
Dashing to the show
Tis the season to catch holiday arts happenings
November 28, 2004
The weather outside may be frightful, but area arts organizations have prepared a slew of delightful holiday entertainment options to keep you occupied from now through the New Year.
Author of ‘Vagina Monologues’ takes on rest of body
November 28, 2004
Now that Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues” has traveled the globe, her stomach has a thing or two to add.
Resistance training valuable at any age
November 28, 2004
Weight training has gained attention in recent years as a way to prevent bone loss in postmenopausal women. Now experts say that this type of exercise is crucial for everyone.
Some common-sense training do’s and dont’s
November 28, 2004
Fitness training is a science, and like all branches of science it relies on method. Fitness-training expert Stacie Sanders gives her best tips for working out to stay healthy and fit.
Photograph needs determine camera
November 28, 2004
The holidays are here, so I thought I would answer a few common questions asked when people are considering buying a digital camera.
Hawaiians win permit for chapel
November 28, 2004
After 10 years, two denials, a federal lawsuit and a contested case hearing, a small rural congregation won a permit to build a chapel on its property.
Housewives’ fans are desperate to see who dies
November 28, 2004
The guessing game is on.
On the record
November 28, 2004
Review: ‘Anything Goes’ delivers de-lovely holiday diversion
Third-rate gangster, nightclub singer highlights of community theater show
November 28, 2004
Lawrence Community Theatre’s production of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” set sail Friday evening with performances that were equal parts delightful, delicious and de-lovely.
Author to discuss pre-Civil War politics
November 28, 2004
A Kansas University history professor will give a talk and sign copies of his new book, “Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil, 1824-1854,” 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Hicks rallies Tech past OSU
November 28, 2004
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach and Jarrett Hicks huddled up at halftime and decided the team’s leading receiver should get the ball more.
Leinart huge as USC upends Irish
November 28, 2004
For one quarter, Notre Dame was better than No. 1 Southern California.
Hokies continue Big East title surge
November 28, 2004
Bryan Randall is wrapping up his college career in style, putting Virginia Tech on the verge of an unexpected championship.
Knicks starters share wealth
November 28, 2004
The New York Knicks received strong performances from all five starters. The Toronto Raptors certainly did not.
Top tight ends to meet today at Arrowhead
Kansas City’s Gonzalez, San Diego’s Gates link basketball experience to football success
November 28, 2004
Anyone looking for a good tight end might be smart to scout the NCAA basketball tournament.
Jayhawks too smooth for ‘Roos
Kemp stoic as KU wears down UMKC
November 28, 2004
For the first time as a Kansas University basketball player, Crystal Kemp went the distance Saturday. “I like to go as long as the number on my jersey,” Kemp quipped.
KU finishes strong with win over CU
November 28, 2004
After winning a critical match Saturday against Colorado to close out the regular season, the Kansas University volleyball squad will learn its postseason fate at 5:45 this afternoon.
People
November 28, 2004
¢ Police seek Michael stalker ¢ Poison singer’s guitar is back ¢ Bosworth a new Darin fan ¢ Harry’s trip cut short ¢ Birthday: Jon Stewart
Task force on homelessness says public needs to do more
November 28, 2004
When it comes to combating homelessness, Lawrence has a lot of eager organizations but is lacking a plan of attack, according to the city’s Task Force on Homeless Services.
Area briefs
November 28, 2004
¢ Midway Railway offers holiday train rides ¢ Wreck injures two ¢ State health workers graduate from program
Boston museum exhibits Art Deco
November 28, 2004
Art Deco was the name given, long after the fact, to the brazenly commercial, streamlined style that emerged in Europe, primarily Paris, prior to World War I.
Simien’s statistics skyrocketed against St. Joe’s
November 28, 2004
The only statistics in basketball that really matter, players and coaches insist, are the number of wins and losses listed next to a team’s name.
Ceramic artist spreads wings to create new ornaments
Jan Gaumnitz’s angels to be featured at 18th annual Festival of Trees
November 28, 2004
Preparing for her run as featured artist at this year’s Festival of Trees, Jan Gaumnitz realized: Animals can be angels, too.
Mental patients express themselves in underground art
November 28, 2004
Bright reds and oranges explode in color on a dark underground mural, while a quiet evergreen forest screens a blue lake and mountain on another.
Too few zzzs
Lack of sleep a growing problem, especially for women
November 28, 2004
Ann Roy, 62, cannot remember the last time she felt rested. Her sleep problems started when she was 18.
Arts notes
November 28, 2004
¢ Music professor named associate fine arts dean ¢ KU has strong showing at music auditions ¢ KU Opera personalizes ‘Faust’ in adaptation
Designer, heiress tells (almost) all in new book
Gloria Vanderbilt pens romance memoir
November 28, 2004
“I find sex endlessly interesting,” heiress Gloria Vanderbilt writes in the beginning of her slim new memoir. The rest of the book confirms her fascination with the subject.
Faces and places
November 28, 2004
Horoscopes
November 28, 2004
Convicted murderer seeks new trial
James Ludlow’s attorney says unanalyzed bullets discredit only eyewitness
November 28, 2004
More than 12 years after the murder of a Lawrence builder, the man convicted of the shooting says newly analyzed evidence shows the only eyewitness to the killing lied to jurors.
Fans in the stands
Kansas University fans should take seriously their individual responsibility not to contribute to unruly behavior at sporting events.
November 28, 2004
Violent outbreaks last weekend at an NBA basketball game and a college football game should provide some food for thought for Kansas University athletic officials — and Jayhawk fans.
Early finance lessons are wise investments
Teaching children about money can save them from grown-up financial mistakes
November 28, 2004
Ask a child where money comes from and you might hear that it’s printed by automatic teller machines, or that it grows on trees. But as anyone who’s ever been in earshot of a check-out line tantrum knows, it doesn’t take long for this confusion to stop being cute.
KU professor convinced of fraud
November 28, 2004
A Kansas University assistant professor who helped monitor the disputed presidential election in Ukraine says he’s sure it was rigged.
Colorado Jayhawk’ preparing for Legislature
November 28, 2004
If Nancy Todd hadn’t had a bit of wanderlust, she might be serving in the Kansas Legislature. As it is, the 56-year-old retired teacher who grew up in Lawrence and graduated from Kansas University decided to make her life in Colorado.
Colorado lowers elk, deer fees
November 28, 2004
Non-resident hunters in Colorado will pay $5 less for deer and bull elk licenses to reflect a slight reduction in the federal consumer price index for the Denver-Boulder area.
Massive buck stirs youngster
Sixth-grader’s first hunt yields startling dividend
November 28, 2004
Pass it on! That’s the slogan used to promote hunting to our youth. As an elementary school teacher, passing something on to today’s youth is a daily task, but earlier this month my classroom was a tree stand and the passing on was the hope of a successful first-ever hunt for Tyler, one of my students.
Urban ‘blue dots’ are big election losers
November 28, 2004
The division between red and blue America has become a familiar topic for political talk shows. But it is a lot more than that. It has real-world consequences, effects that can be measured in hundreds of millions of dollars in federal spending.
The Motley Fool
November 28, 2004
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Recalling General Motors ¢ Don’t be a turkey ¢ Run rate, run ¢ Bankruptcy is bad news
Bookstore
November 28, 2004
What are you reading?
November 28, 2004
Pet post
November 28, 2004