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Poet’s Showcase
October 10, 2004
Colorado pounds slumping KU
October 10, 2004
Kansas University’s volleyball squad absorbed its fifth straight loss Saturday, falling 3-0 to Colorado at Coors Events Center.
Ban reaction
October 10, 2004
Bush signals
October 10, 2004
Trust the FDA?
October 10, 2004
Sidewalk hazard
October 10, 2004
Mister Language Person battles coffee jargon
October 10, 2004
Join us now for another rendition of “Ask Mister Language Person,” the only grammar column mentioned by name in the Bible, as well as the official grammar column of the American Association of English Teachers in the Staff Lounge Counting the Days Until Retirement.
Calendar
October 10, 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.
Soil-free lettuce farming unique to Kansas
Emporia couple try hydroponic harvest
October 10, 2004
Eight miles north of here, in a greenhouse at TJ Farms, six different kinds of lettuce are growing without being planted.
Briefcase
October 10, 2004
¢ Technology developing for cashless payments ¢ Higher education group to discuss funding issues ¢ Name that company
The Motley Fool
October 10, 2004
¢ Name That Company ¢ Stock values
Many waterfowl marshes much improved
October 10, 2004
Waterfowl hunters have been out in force this weekend with the opening of the early and high plains duck seasons Saturday.
Trout legal again Friday
October 10, 2004
It’s almost rainbow trout season again.
Clinton Lake to be site of special deer hunt
October 10, 2004
Clinton Lake’s Bloomington Park will be open to archery deer hunters Nov. 1 through Nov. 30.
Lawrence commuter report
October 10, 2004
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Battle of the wilds
Lawrence couple forced to enlist professional help to defeat ‘leaves of three,’ other aggressive weeds
October 10, 2004
The summer rains were an unexpected boon to the region, keeping our corner of the state green and lush. August is normally scorched-earth month here in the heartland, a month of sweating and swearing and pining for frost. This year I held my breath and prayed for the summer never to end. The cool nights on the deck with hot tea and a light sweater have been almost surreally pleasant.
Florence E. Sweeney
October 10, 2004
Park Hetzel III
October 10, 2004
Venice C. Davis
October 10, 2004
Proposed legislation would designate K.C. memorial as official WWI museum
Measure is part of defense spending bill moving toward passage
October 10, 2004
The Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., would be the nation’s official World War I museum under a bill speeding toward passage in Congress.
Speedway’s marquee races no draw for old residents
October 10, 2004
Five years after they were forced to move out of the home they shared for more than 50 years to make way for Kansas Speedway, Virginia and Howard Miller still bristle at the notion that their sacrifice was for the good of the community.
Lehman takes lead in Las Vegas
Golfer looking for first victory in nearly five years
October 10, 2004
Tom Lehman would love nothing better than to return to the days when he was a contender every time he teed it up and the only question was how many major championships he might end up winning.
WWII pilots meet former foe
Respect, not hatred, expressed during German veteran’s discussion
October 10, 2004
They had been enemies once, a long time ago. But as Horst Petzschler talked about what it was like to be a pilot in Germany’s Luftwaffe during World War II, the gray-haired men in the Distinguished Flying Cross Society looked on recently with respect, not hatred.
Penalty nagging Junior
October 10, 2004
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will turn the big 3-0 today, and he will have the chance to celebrate his birthday with a bash in victory lane after the Banquet 400 at the Kansas Speedway.
Eagles roll to 50-34 win
October 10, 2004
Jesse Schultz scored four touchdowns, and Veritas Christian accumulated 584 yards of offense in rolling to a 50-34 eight-man football victory Saturday over Springfield (Mo.) Christian.
HINU has enough to knock off Peru
October 10, 2004
Cody Wilson hauled in a touchdown pass, and Marcus Benally busted through for a one-yard TD run in the third quarter, icing Haskell Indian Nations University’s 17-12 victory over Peru State in Central States Football League action Saturday at Oak Bowl.
Army halts 19-game losing streak
October 10, 2004
Army snapped the nation’s longest losing streak at 19 games Saturday as Tielor Robinson scored five touchdowns, and Carlton Jones ran for 180 yards in the Black Knights’ 48-29 victory over Cincinnati.
OU claims Red River shutout
Sooners halt Longhorns’ 281-game scoring streak
October 10, 2004
The Oklahoma Sooners found a new way to devastate the Texas Longhorns.
Beltran helps Astros take 2-1 edge
October 10, 2004
A couple of new Killer Bs have the Houston Astros one win away from ending 43 seasons of playoff failure.
Yankees oust Twins, earn date with Sox
October 10, 2004
For Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees, Minnesota proved to be little more than a speed bump, barely slowing them down on their race to meet the Red Sox.
Lima blanks Cardinals; L.A. cuts deficit to 2-1
October 10, 2004
Jose Lima and Shawn Green had big nights, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers their first postseason win in 16 years and staving off elimination in their first-round series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Rivalry revived
KU perseverance pays off in emotional win over KSU
October 10, 2004
John Randle cried. Lew Perkins lit up a fat cigar. And an electrified student body looking for any excuse to go crazy found it Saturday. When the sold-out crowd finally filed out of Memorial Stadium, after most took time to charge the field and high-five Kansas University football players, one memory from the game remained, in large block print on the towering video board behind the south end zone.
Woodling: This time, Jayhawks didn’t fall apart
October 10, 2004
Oh no, not again. Not another blown second-half lead. Not another fourth-quarter breakdown. Not another narrow defeat. Nope, not again.
Wildcats: Loss to KU ‘painful’
October 10, 2004
Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder admits losing to in-state rival Kansas University hurts. It hurts a lot.
How they scored
October 10, 2004
At last!
KU victory sparks celebration
October 10, 2004
The skid is over. On the strength of a two-touchdown fourth quarter Saturday night, the Kansas University football team defeated Kansas State University, 31-28, ending an 11-game losing streak at the hands of the Wildcats.
Judge’s backers launch effort
October 10, 2004
Supporters of Douglas County Judge Paula Martin stepped forward Saturday and began a campaign to counter a movement to oust her from the bench.
Citation of case misrepresents reality, victim’s mother says
October 10, 2004
The movement to unseat a local judge for her sentencing record has produced another angry mother.
Ink controversy throws election into question
October 10, 2004
Afghans packed polling stations on Saturday for a historic presidential election that was blemished when all 15 candidates opposing U.S.-backed interim President Hamid Karzai withdrew, charging the government and the U.N. with fraud and incompetence.
Numbers game at play in DA race
Candidates battle over conviction rate
October 10, 2004
Douglas County’s top criminal prosecutor, who hasn’t been challenged since taking office eight years ago, says she’s getting a bad rap for courtroom performance as she heads into the November election.
Arkansas bus crash kills 15
Vehicle was bound for casino before overturning
October 10, 2004
The lone bus belonging to a mom-and-pop tour operator careened off an interstate and overturned early Saturday, killing 15 Chicago-area travelers on their way to a Mississippi casino. Witnesses told police the bus, which carried family and friends of the tour company owner, was drifting.
Quake activity increases at Mount St. Helens
October 10, 2004
Earthquake activity has increased at Mount St. Helens, but scientists said Saturday there was no reason to raise the volcano’s alert level.
Evelyn Irby Sweets
October 10, 2004
House OKs $14B in hurricane aid
October 10, 2004
The House on Saturday unanimously approved $14.5 billion for hurricane victims and struggling farmers as Congress moved a step closer to showering money on Florida and other pivotal states in the upcoming elections.
11 states to pick governors in November
October 10, 2004
Election Day this year will set the course for job policy, health care reforms and school spending — not to mention taxes. And that’s not just in the run for president. Eleven states will pick governors next month, and the contests allow domestic issues to get some attention as money pours into the campaigns and the races heat up.
Activists plan to fight buffalo hunting
October 10, 2004
On a spring day in 1990, there was chaos near the border of Yellowstone National Park.
Hurricane’s hungry survivors protest in Haiti
October 10, 2004
A gunbattle broke out between U.N. peacekeepers and supporters of ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on Saturday, wounding a peacekeeper for the first time in the force’s 4-month-old mission.
Australian prime minister elected to fourth term
War concerns play second fiddle to booming economy
October 10, 2004
Prime Minister John Howard’s conservative alliance handily won a fourth term in Australia’s parliamentary elections Saturday, overcoming widespread anger at his decision to send troops to Iraq last year and his pledge to keep them there.
Perestroika author fears backlash
October 10, 2004
There was a time when the word “perestroika” evoked visions of hope and change.
Police discover weapons cache after search in Leavenworth
Homemade grenade launcher found in booby-trapped house
October 10, 2004
A Leavenworth man was arrested after authorities said they found explosives, potential bomb-making chemicals and a homemade grenade launcher in his booby-trapped house Friday.
State briefs
October 10, 2004
¢ 84-year-old leaps to death on I-35 ¢ Kansan to face abuse charges in 2 states
Notebook
October 10, 2004
Columbia report seeks doubling of street funds
October 10, 2004
The city must double its spending on roads to keep up with the demand from drivers, city-hired consultants have concluded in their effort to come up with a funding plan to fix and build city streets through 2030.
Students march to protest state’s legal drinking age
October 10, 2004
Though the number of protesters was smaller than expected, about 20 Kansas University students marched through campus Saturday to challenge the state’s legal drinking age.
On the record
October 10, 2004
Fairgrounds gone to the dogs during Kennel Club show
More than 900 canines representing 160 breeds compete
October 10, 2004
Valor Dachs Andromeda was ready for her closeup.
Raytheon layoffs slated in November
October 10, 2004
The first of the layoffs at Raytheon Aircraft Co. caused by the shifting of wire harness work from Wichita to Mexico should occur next month.
Genteel breaststroke can help tone body
October 10, 2004
Swimming is a year-round sport and not at all difficult to learn — even the genteel breaststroke, which has powerful results on the body.
New treatment effective for dogs’ teeth
October 10, 2004
My neighbor just had her dog’s teeth cleaned. She told me about a new bonding product that is supposed to help control tartar.
Fashion fans hunting down dots, spots and stripes
October 10, 2004
Animal prints are no longer the mark of fashion’s wild side. Leopard dots, and even Dalmatian spots and zebra stripes, are solidly part of the mainstream. But this season’s take on the formerly rebellious look is to — gasp — put the print into preppy silhouettes.
Fashion briefs
October 10, 2004
¢ Kiehl’s goes to Washington ¢ Saddle shoes make comeback
Sometimes grins are hard to come by
October 10, 2004
In recent weeks, my grins have been in short supply because my mother — who had a better record than trial lawyers of proving doctors wrong — could not pull off her survival miracle one last time. Four years ago, she required three liters of oxygen and was sent home under hospice care; within weeks she was free of both. This time, however, she went down fighting, clear of mind and talking, leaving life in mid-sentence.
Fading light requires photographer to think quick but exercise patience
Behind the lens
October 10, 2004
This picture was the result of an assignment about the area corn harvest being really good.
Pet owners are better educated about care plans
October 10, 2004
When Patty VanDevender brought in her three year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, Zipp, to see her veterinarian for lameness in the pet’s front leg, she did not suspect that Zipp would end up being referred to a veterinary specialist for a potentially fatal condition that had enlarged the dog’s heart.
Marking a milestone
KU Symphony Orchestra tunes up for 100th anniversary gala concert
October 10, 2004
In 1905, one year after the Kansas University Symphony Orchestra was integrated into the School of Fine Arts, the student newspaper lauded the fledgling 20-member group as KU’s “best musical organization.”
Dear George’ puts human face on divisive poll numbers
Lawrence Community Theatre joins nationwide reading of ‘Letters to the President’
October 10, 2004
Polarized might be too polite a term to describe voters in the 2004 presidential election. When the pendulum swings from “Mr. President, you have impressed me beyond measure” to “I wouldn’t (urinate) in your ear if your brain was on fire,” it means there’s one gargantuan rift between Bush backers and bashers.
Arts briefs
October 10, 2004
¢ Lawrence Arts Center reschedules talk ¢ Lied Center unveils new Web feature ¢ Hollywood casting call seeks American Indians ¢ Arts center to offer theatrical frights ¢ KU alumni to sing at choral convention ¢ KU design student wins Best of Show ¢ Radio show picked up by satellite radio ¢ ‘Battle of Black Jack’ returns to stage ¢ KU alumnus places third in international competition ¢ KU professor to perform in New York theaters ¢ Unity Gallery issues call for artists ¢ Theater group to audition actors
Prints bestowed on London’s Tate Gallery
October 10, 2004
Ken Tyler, an American print publisher who has worked with leading contemporary artists since the 1960s, has donated 460 prints to the Tate Gallery in London.
Vote for Change tour closer to being broadcast live on TV and radio
October 10, 2004
For the past two weeks, the most intriguing rock tour on the road has been something called Vote for Change.
Oscar Wilde collection, including handwritten ‘Dorian Gray’ chapter, goes on auction block
October 10, 2004
An auction of important manuscripts, letters and other items belonging to poet and playwright Oscar Wilde goes up for auction this month, the 150th anniversary of the ever-controversial Irish-born writer’s birthday.
World-renowned French philosopher Derrida dies at 74
October 10, 2004
World-renowned thinker Jacques Derrida, a charismatic philosopher who founded the school known as deconstructionism, has died, the French president’s office said Saturday. He was 74.
Demand soars for Nobel winner’s books
October 10, 2004
Readers are eager to learn more about Austria’s Elfriede Jelinek, who was virtually unknown in the United States before the announcement that she had received the Nobel Prize for literature.
Leggy furniture from 1700s attractive to collectors
October 10, 2004
Look at the legs. If you want to date the style of a chair or table, look first at the legs for clues. From medieval times to the end of the 17th century, legs were straight and thick. The leg — plain or decorated with carvings — went from the table top straight to the floor.
Wildcats take it on chin in KU Homecoming Parade
Participants include bands, floats, Olympic runner
October 10, 2004
This outcome of this year’s Kansas vs. Kansas State football game was hours away, but Jayhawks were putting a beating on the Wildcats during this year’s Homecoming Parade at Kansas University.
Long life
Great expectations for longevity are rooted in history, but how old can we go?
October 10, 2004
On this day, the sunlit graveyard belonged to the robins. The harbingers of new life soared and swooped through the kingdom of death at North Side Cemetery in Butler, Pa., drawn more by the freshly mown grass than by the quiet stone markers.
Betting on the blues
Delta towns hope to attract visitors with region’s deep musical heritage
October 10, 2004
In the Mississippi Delta, life is never far from the blues — a challenge and an opportunity for those promoting tourism here.
Maintained fireplaces provide cozy setting
October 10, 2004
A crackling wood-burning fireplace is more than a source of supplemental heat on a chilly fall evening. Many memories will be made in front of a burning fireplace in the coming months.
Voters deserve accountability on Iraq
October 10, 2004
The afternoon I spent interviewing voters in this Philadelphia suburb, in one of the prime battleground states, confirmed the seriousness with which people are taking this election. The answer to my opening question, “Do you plan to vote next month?” was often, “Absolutely!” The one man who hesitated turned out to be anything but indifferent; he was just agonizing over his choice of a candidate.
Godiva gift boxes connect food, fashion
October 10, 2004
Chocolate and fashion have more in common than you might think, according to Gene Dunkin, president of Godiva North America, who has put models such as Sophie Dahl, Frankie Rayder and Anouck Lepere in the chocolatier’s most recent ad campaign.
Moore rallies NW Missouri students
Documentary-maker brings ‘Slacker Uprising Tour’ to Marysville
October 10, 2004
Filmmaker and political activist Michael Moore delivered a message of certainty, comedy and Bush-bashing Saturday to about 2,200 people during his visit to the smallest city on his “Slacker Uprising Tour.”
Women scientists faced barriers, blazed trails
October 10, 2004
Mary Creese just finished the second volume of a study on a thousand 19th-century women of science.
Dinner theater troupe gets supernatural
Murder at Madam Conundrum’s‘ invites audience into psychic’s parlor
October 10, 2004
When preparing for opening night of a play, it’s not normal — in fact it’s paranormal — for the cast to participate in a seance.
Bush, Kerry hit the trail after heated 2nd debate
October 10, 2004
President Bush and Sen. John Kerry, their animosity stirred by a contentious second debate, lit into each other over Iraq, jobs and debate performance on Saturday in critical battleground states.
Turns out Mom knows best when it comes to flu
October 10, 2004
The wisdom mothers have been dispensing for ages — wash your hands, eat your vegetables, go to bed earlier — turns out to be great advice for avoiding the flu.
Nemechek emerges
Driver benefits from late crash to win
October 10, 2004
Joe Nemechek has been anything but average this weekend at the Kansas Speedway.
De Soto shows spunk at Spikefest
October 10, 2004
Tonganoxie’s semifinal loss to Rossville was one of the most shocking moments Saturday at the De Soto Spikefest, but the Wildcats reaching the championship game was the most pleasant surprise.
Storm must solve solid Sun defense
Seattle hopes to rebound at home in Game 2
October 10, 2004
The Seattle Storm are happy to get home, but coach Anne Donovan knows that goes only so far. The Storm need to crack Connecticut’s tenacious defense and slow guard Lindsay Whalen.
Commentary: Steelheads great, but Brule serenity better
October 10, 2004
It’s a weekday in late September, and all is quiet on Wisconsin’s Brule River.
Horoscopes
October 10, 2004
Act now to catch tax savings with a Dec. 31 filing deadline
October 10, 2004
Here we are again: another autumn. Time to dust off those year-end tax-cutting strategies.
Faces and places
October 10, 2004
Oil dependence should be campaign issue
October 10, 2004
Here are three numbers that ought to matter to you. $2.30. $51. $300 billion.
Tennessee turns tables on Georgia
Third-ranked Bulldogs dumped by No. 17 Vols, 19-14; USC holds off Cal
October 10, 2004
Tennessee hardly looked like the same team. Neither did Georgia.
River City Weekly video: Kansas University Symphony Orchestra
October 10, 2004
“River City Weekly” host Greg Hurd sits down with Maestro Nicholas Uljanov of the Kansas University Symphony Orchestra and talks about his work, and watches the orchestra practice.
Briefly
October 10, 2004
¢ Five Palestinians killed ¢ Tribesmen detained in attacks that killed 33 ¢ 2 dead, 5 missing in typhoon
World shouldn’t forget Saddam terror
October 10, 2004
The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq eliminated a criminal regime that tortured and killed on a massive scale, used its oil money to buy foreign officials and illegal technology, and did not recently manufacture or stockpile the chemical weapons it flagrantly used 15 years ago on Iraqi Kurds and Iranian soldiers.
Humor collection could cause ‘joy headache’
October 10, 2004
The reviews of daydreams or beards may not do it. The list of unsuitable baby names might not, either. Maybe it will take the thought of basketball-playing, precedent-setting Supreme Court justices.
Shiite militias to disarm in Iraq
October 10, 2004
Shiite militiamen loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr agreed Saturday to begin handing in weapons, a significant step toward restoring order in Baghdad’s sprawling Sadr City slum as the interim government struggles to curb Iraq’s more widespread Sunni insurgency.
Shop ‘til you drop
Fans, own obsession keep British author writing shopaholic adventure series
October 10, 2004
Sophie Kinsella was sitting in a cafe in Wimbledon village, talking about dropping off her young son for his first day at school. She seemed a world away from Becky Bloomwood, the somewhat self-centered fashion addict of Kinsella’s wildly successful “Shopaholic” novels.
At 30, Japan’s Hello Kitty puts on new face in art show
October 10, 2004
Quintessentially cute, and incredibly lucrative, Hello Kitty is turning 30, and what better place to celebrate than atop Venus de Milo.
Voter beware
Voters need to be careful where they get the information on which they base their ballot choices.
October 10, 2004
It’s not easy being a voter these days.
K.C. defense starting to click
On bye week, Cunningham likes unit’s progression
October 10, 2004
Knowing people were making fun of his players, Gunther Cunningham made sure his players knew it, too.
Commentary: Cubs’ Sosa only can blame himself
October 10, 2004
Sammy Sosa was in a jovial mood when he limped into the Cubs’ clubhouse on May 19 for the first time since he was sidelined by back spasms, joking to reporters that he felt 95 years old.
Backup QB sparks Kansas
Swanson does ‘great job in relief’ of Barmann
October 10, 2004
Kansas University backup quarterback Jason Swanson might have been used to success in every level of football except Division One.
Bond issue discussions to gear up in district
October 10, 2004
A keen eye toward planning in the past is putting the Lawrence school district in good standing, financially speaking, to propose a bond issue, financial advisers say.
Exhibit probes troubled photographer’s ‘Family Albums’
October 10, 2004
Diane Arbus did not take pretty pictures.
In New York City, nibbling at ‘a buffet for the mind’
October 10, 2004
The New Yorker Festival is a buffet for the mind.
Missouri case at heart of death-penalty debate
October 10, 2004
Eleven years later, the chilling imagery of her sister’s murder still makes Pertie Mitchell shiver.
Bookstore
October 10, 2004
Tainted firms handle KPERS funds
Companies in mutual fund scandals managing $1.6B of state pension
October 10, 2004
Teachers, state employees and other government workers across Kansas may have breathed a sigh of relief this past year as news continued to break about growing scandals in the mutual fund industry.
Holly M. Martin
October 10, 2004
Texas Tech clobbers NU
Red Raiders set records in 70-10 victory over Cornhuskers
October 10, 2004
This didn’t look like the Nebraska of old.
Mexico to release report on 350 unexplained killings in Juarez
Critics reject domestic violence theory
October 10, 2004
Mexican federal investigators are expected to state in an upcoming report that domestic violence and crimes of passion were primary motives in some of the killings of women in this border city over the last decade.
Area briefs
October 10, 2004
¢ Challenger wants to debate Brownback ¢ State commission includes Lawrencians ¢ Boyda, Moore to take part in online chats ¢ KU to host Black Leadership Symposium ¢ Accident on turnpike kills Lawrence resident
Westar role in scandal small, crucial
Company’s e-mail, memos being examined in campaign contribution case
October 10, 2004
Westar Energy’s role in a political scandal brewing in Washington, D.C., and Texas is like the voice of God in the “The Ten Commandments” — a small part but crucial to the action.
Viewing ‘The Learning Tree’ helps Kansas legend remember his roots
October 10, 2004
Gordon Parks, the author, photographer, poet, musical composer and filmmaker, all rolled into one famous Kansan, came home last week to Fort Scott. He was born there in 1912, 91 years ago.
What are you reading?
October 10, 2004
Briefly
October 10, 2004
¢ Remains buried after discovery in landfill ¢ Chinese twins end up in separate U.S. homes ¢ 11-year-old takes family car on long excursion ¢ Spaniard captures World Monopoly Championship ¢ Stewart ‘in good spirits,’ prison staffer says ¢ Police say six killed in rowhouse arson
Pet post
October 10, 2004
People
October 10, 2004
¢ Walken makes his mark ¢ Justice sought in cruelty case ¢ Stewart gives nod to America