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Lawrence stories included in book that blasts the U.S. Postal Service
October 17, 2004
Neither snow, nor rain nor workplace gloom will keep the nation’s post office employees from getting the mail delivered on time.
Briefly
October 17, 2004
¢ Voters say Kerry wrong to cite gay daughter ¢ Poll: Security issues dominating attention ¢ Even little campaigning uncertain for Clinton
Bush, Kerry battle on possible draft, flu shot deficit
October 17, 2004
President Bush turned the tables Saturday on Sen. John Kerry, declaring “the best way to avoid the draft is to vote for me,” and pledged to oppose mandatory military service. The Democrat stuck to domestic issues, blaming Bush for a shortage of flu vaccines.
Stars join politics more than ever
October 17, 2004
“If you want to send a message,” movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn once said, “call Western Union,” referring to the company’s telegram service.
People
October 17, 2004
¢ De Niro rebuffs the Italians ¢ Nightclubs named for Hilton ¢ Friars stick it to Trump ¢ Jackson rocks vote on birthday
Investigation: U.S. lacked Iraq plan
Commanders also wanted 100,000 more troops
October 17, 2004
In March 2003, days before the start of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, American war planners and intelligence officials met at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina to review the Bush administration’s plans to oust Saddam Hussein and implant democracy in Iraq.
Nursing homes cater to residents’ cultures
October 17, 2004
First, Jane Ngo noticed that her mother’s few words of English were gone. Then it was her mother’s memory of where she lived, even as she stood just steps from her door.
Wilderness area aimed at disabled to be built on paper company land
About 150 acres in Adirondacks set aside
October 17, 2004
After devoting his life to preserving Adirondack wilderness, Tim Barnett can’t hike through a fragrant balsam glade or paddle across a misty mountain lake.
Prep work: Doing chores during fall season makes for green spring
October 17, 2004
Now that the shorter, cooler days of fall have arrived, the garden will begin to shut down and many plants will go into hibernation for the winter months.
Economics and the election
Where Bush, Kerry stand on personal finance issues
October 17, 2004
President Bush and Democratic nominee John Kerry have distinctly different ideas about issues that affect your pocketbook.
Job losses, national debt weigh on voters’ minds
Americans discuss whom they support
October 17, 2004
For voters across America, the state of the economy determines whether they’ll find a new job, be able to pay their bills and keep their businesses growing.
AIDS resurging under U.S. radar
October 17, 2004
Cynthia Davis, one of Los Angeles’ best-known AIDS activists, wrote to the leaders of 300 black churches inviting them to a summit last weekend on the worsening problem of HIV and AIDS in minority communities.
Kansas, the Cotton State?
Water concerns, profit margin drive trend toward different crop
October 17, 2004
In the heart of Kansas wheat country there is a cotton boom going on. And in some towns, the iconic presence of the grain elevator is being overshadowed by newcoming cotton gins or warehouses.
Bookstore
October 17, 2004
Chart your course for Lawrence ArtWalk 2004
October 17, 2004
Media’s ethical lapses abuse public trust
October 17, 2004
A question for supporters of George W. Bush. Have you heard that CBS is planning to air Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” next week? And that, in order to get around equal time guidelines, they’re going to classify it as news programming?
Classic rock’ compounds traffic torture
October 17, 2004
Our traffic problems are getting worse, according to a recent study by the Institute of Discovering Things That Make You Go “Duh.”
Aggies gig Cowboys
No. 23 Texas A&M routs No. 16 OSU, 36-20
October 17, 2004
As if Reggie McNeal didn’t do enough on his own, he also got a big assist from Terrence Murphy.
No. 17 Badgers stun No. 5 Boilermakers
October 17, 2004
With less than three minutes to play and Wisconsin trailing Purdue by three points, Badgers cornerback Scott Starks suddenly had the game sitting at his feet.
Turkish drivers reported kidnapped
October 17, 2004
A group identifying itself as the Islamic Brigade in Mosul claimed to have kidnapped two Turkish drivers on a highway near Mosul, the group said in a video released Saturday.
Semiannual exams provide early detection
October 17, 2004
An annual physical exam by a doctor and semi-annual visit to the dentist are generally considered the cornerstones of good, quality health care for people.
Portable phonographs scarce, increasing in value
October 17, 2004
Plastic radios made in the 1930s and ‘40s have been best sellers since the 1980s, but few collectors have noticed the phonographs from the same period.
Gallery Walk scheduled on eve of annual tour
October 17, 2004
The next Downtown Friday Gallery Walk has been scheduled for the evening before the 10th annual Lawrence ArtWalk.
Artificial discs may offer an alternative
October 17, 2004
Kathy Cregan no longer watches cups or plates slip from her weakened fingers or loses sleep from searing pain when she rolls over. She can trim a shrub, romp on the floor with her dogs and move her glance easily from desktop to computer screen.
Briefly
October 17, 2004
¢ Conde Nast readers share travel favorites ¢ Children’s museum begins expansion
Briefly
October 17, 2004
¢ Crazy Horse kin want strip club renamed ¢ Two U.S. soldiers killed; vote count resumes ¢ Israel says incursion struck blow to militants ¢ Thousands mourn for 15 killed in bus accident ¢ Pope gets thanks on 26th anniversary ¢ Congress party wins election in key state
Scenery, arts and crafts booths big draws at Maple Leaf Festival
October 17, 2004
Nathan Jamison hadn’t been back to the Maple Leaf Festival since he graduated from Baldwin High School in 2000.
Business caters to dressing pets in costumes
October 17, 2004
Man’s best friend saved Cheryl Rubenstein’s business.
The noble pursuit of futile ends
KU grad’s sculptures recognize human desire to predict the unpredictable
October 17, 2004
Sculptor Marc Berghaus knows how your mind works. He knows because it’s how his mind works, too.
Rape case details provide sentencing insights
October 17, 2004
On Dec. 3, 2003, a young man convicted of having sex with a child under 14 — that’s rape under Kansas law — stood up in Douglas County District Court and asked a judge for leniency.
Faces and places
October 17, 2004
Experts call for bus checks
October 17, 2004
After the nation’s deadliest bus accident in more than five years, regulators and industry experts say more enforcement of existing standards could improve the safety of people who ride tour buses to casinos and other destinations.
Speculation intensifies on sale of Boeing plants
October 17, 2004
A British aerospace firm has confirmed it is one of four companies still involved in talks to purchase the Boeing Co.’s commercial airplane plants in Kansas and Oklahoma.
Frances Elizabeth Blake
October 17, 2004
Musical memorial
Lawrence Chamber Orchestra starts season with new director, new music dedicated to old friend
October 17, 2004
Kansas University music professor Charles Hoag knew Bunker Clark as an intelligent, funny guy with a playfully antagonistic spirit that, frankly, drove some people bonkers.
Philharmonic chooses Lawrence as one of six cities on first North American tour
Prague orchestra performance at Lied Center to feature award-winning violinist
October 17, 2004
The Prague Philharmonia has grown from modest beginnings to become one of the major classical orchestras of the world.
Six exercises for preventing pain, strengthening back muscles
October 17, 2004
Four out of five adults have suffered from back pain at some time in their lives. Many live with it every day. It’s one of the top five reasons people go to the doctor or stay home from work. It costs the economy billions.
Horoscopes
October 17, 2004
Legal nightmare’ may strike election
October 17, 2004
Anticipation of a close, exciting presidential election is mounting, so here’s an election-night scenario that rivals the “hanging chad” madness of 2000 in Florida:
Poet’s Showcase
October 17, 2004
Parkinson’s disease doesn’t stop fiddle player
Leroy Haslag says tremors ease when he practices
October 17, 2004
Daily tasks like tying his shoes, buttoning his shirt or brushing his teeth aren’t easy for Leroy Haslag. But Parkinson’s disease hasn’t kept him from playing his beloved fiddle.
Calendar
October 17, 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.
Freight train derailment damages homes, spills materials
October 17, 2004
A freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed early Saturday, damaging at least four homes and forcing more than 200 people to evacuate, officials said. No serious injuries were reported.
Business interests
Supporting higher education is an essential part of creating a positive business climate in Kansas.
October 17, 2004
When Kansas Citizens for Higher Education came to Lawrence Wednesday, they were largely preaching to the choir. Most of the people at a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce luncheon and an afternoon meeting attended mostly by Kansas University administrators were easily convinced that Kansas needs to do more to fund higher education in the state.
Fond memories
October 17, 2004
Science lacking
October 17, 2004
Serious sentence
October 17, 2004
Bus professionals
October 17, 2004
Bush offers shades of Herbert Hoover
October 17, 2004
A young woman interviewed after the first presidential debate told the BBC that she was voting for Bush despite the fact that she thought he had “showed himself to be a complete idiot.” Why, the perplexed reporter inquired. “Because Kerry is inconsistent,” the American responded. “At least Bush is consistent.”
OSU’s Sutton recovering from falls
Despite cracked bones, veteran Cowboy coach jokes with fans at season-opening hoops practice
October 17, 2004
Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton said Saturday he expects to be recovered from an offseason back injury in time to be on the sidelines when the Cowboys start their campaign to get back to the Final Four.
Defending champ Els in final
Westwood to provide opposition at World Match Play
October 17, 2004
Ernie Els beat Padraig Harrington, 5 and 4, Saturday to move into the final of the World Match Play Championship and stay on course for a record sixth title.
Cruise control
More lines offer specialized voyages to please passengers
October 17, 2004
Love chocolate? Imagine sailing to the Caribbean while sipping chocolate drinks, devouring chocolate desserts and listening to pastry chefs espouse the emotional and health benefits that come from eating chocolate.
State park fee hikes under consideration
October 17, 2004
Wildlife and Parks Commission members will take action on several proposals following public hearings Oct. 28 at the Heritage Conference Center in Atchison.
Missouri deer hotline offered
October 17, 2004
Three pronghorns dumped, wasted
October 17, 2004
Colorado officials are looking for help in finding the person or people responsible for killing three pronghorn antelope that were dumped south of Hayden.
Bills receiver wants emphasis on pass
October 17, 2004
Receiver Eric Moulds is all for owner Ralph Wilson’s suggestion that the Buffalo Bills open up their passing attack.
FSHS 4th, LHS 6th at Emporia
October 17, 2004
Free State’s volleyball team placed fourth and Lawrence High sixth at Saturday’s Emporia Invitational.
Eudora High wins title
October 17, 2004
Eudora High’s volleyball team, led by tourney MVP Erin Kracl and all-tourney performer Nikki Snider, went 5-0 to win the McLouth volleyball tournament on Saturday.
KU tennis thumped in Eck Classic
October 17, 2004
Kansas University’s tennis team went 1-9 during the second day of the Eck Classic Invitational on Sunday at the Courtney Tennis Center.
Chesang places third at Pre-National meet
October 17, 2004
Kansas University’s Benson Chesang placed third at the NCAA Pre-Nationals cross country meet on Saturday.
Ventilation, shade essential to bulbs’ care
October 17, 2004
Flowering bulbs can add interesting form, texture and color to a landscape. However, different bulbs require different care. If gardeners planted spring or summer flowering bulbs for the first time this year, here is what they need to know about caring for them:
The Motley Fool
October 17, 2004
¢ Name that company ¢ Rubbing shoulders
Governor pays lost bet to Sebelius
October 17, 2004
Ten months later, Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry finally paid up.
Yankees take commanding 3-0 lead
Boston on brink of elimination after absorbing 19-8 pounding
October 17, 2004
The Yankees kept circling the bases, battering Boston’s beleaguered pitching staff. By the time the long, long night ended with a devastating 19-8 rout over the Red Sox, the dreaded New Yorkers were just one game away from a shocking sweep.
Man charged in 3 killings extradited
October 17, 2004
A man charged in a triple murder in Kinsley in 1998 has been extradited from Mexico, Atty. Gen. Phill Kline said Saturday.
Iraq church attacks drive Christians to flee
October 17, 2004
For the first time in their lives, Widad Mikho and her sister Neshwan will not attend Sunday Mass, too frightened after a series of church bombings across Baghdad.
Newspapers endorse candidates
October 17, 2004
Newspaper endorsements in the 2004 presidential campaign between President Bush, a Republican, and Sen. John Kerry, a Democrat.
Storm triggers 11 I-95 accidents
October 17, 2004
At least 86 vehicles crashed in 11 separate accidents on Interstate 95 Saturday, a string of collisions apparently triggered by sunlight shining off sleet that had just been dumped by a fast-moving storm.
Protesters cannot be searched, judge rules
Court: Sept. 11 ‘cannot be the day liberty perished’
October 17, 2004
Fear of a terrorist attack is not sufficient reason for authorities to search people at a protest, a federal appeals court has ruled, saying Sept. 11 “cannot be the day liberty perished.”
Reeves lifts Baker to 19-15 victory
October 17, 2004
Running back John Reeves rushed for 155 yards and threw a touchdown pass as Baker University edged Culver-Stockton, 19-15, Saturday for its first football road win of the season.
Exhausted elderly wait all night for flu shots
79-year-old woman dies after collapsing while in line
October 17, 2004
Seventy-year-old Homer Fink spent eight hours sitting next to a supermarket Halloween display to get a flu shot that he wasn’t able to get at five other places.
JFK press secretary Salinger dies at 79
October 17, 2004
Pierre Salinger, who served as President John F. Kennedy’s press secretary and later had a long career with ABC News, has died at a hospital in southern France. He was 79.
KU student’s family dies in Olathe house fire
Freshman was in Lawrence during early-morning blaze that killed five
October 17, 2004
A Kansas University freshman and her brother are the only surviving members of an Olathe family after an early-morning fire killed her parents and three of her siblings.
Clayton L. Comfort
October 17, 2004
Leland George Grammer
October 17, 2004
Betty Jane Randel
October 17, 2004
Kenneth R. Snow
October 17, 2004
Lawrence commuter report
October 17, 2004
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Property search upsets family
October 17, 2004
The family whose property is being searched amid rumors that bodies may be buried there says it is angry with law enforcement officials and “confused by the activity taking place” on the southwest Kansas farm.
James Grant Jarrett
October 17, 2004
Ruby M. Hatton
October 17, 2004
On the record
October 17, 2004
Death penalty sought against two Kansans
October 17, 2004
A prosecutor says he will seek the death penalty for two Kansans suspected in the murders of two Hattiesburg residents.
Three plead not guilty in slayings
October 17, 2004
Three suspects have pleaded not guilty in the shooting deaths of a St. Joseph couple.
Magazine announces education competition
October 17, 2004
Midwest Living magazine has announced its second annual Midwest Living Magazine Champions in Education program. The program recognizes individuals and groups throughout the Midwest who are making a positive difference in their community schools.
Only on Tuesdays
Artists who gather once a week at Senior Center for camaraderie, critiques will be among participants in 2004 Lawrence ArtWalk
October 17, 2004
As members of the Downtown Tuesday Painters quietly chat, Carole Peters dips her brush into her watercolor palette and carefully applies paint to her canvas. Her mother, Millie Peters, concentrates intensely on her own painting across the ring of tables.
Wigs empower breast cancer survivor, inspire dance
Multimedia collaboration to steer through ‘Dangerous Curves’ with laughter, tears
October 17, 2004
Kathy Tate’s first wig matched her own hair. Color, style — it was all the same. Then the lifelong brunette got bold and went blond.
Behind the lens: Speaking the digital language
October 17, 2004
The digital photography revolution has changed photography forever, including the language used to speak about the craft. Below are a few key words used in digital photography.
Don’t miss chance to vote in Best of Lawrence poll
October 17, 2004
What makes Lawrence so special? Is it the live music scene, restaurants, campus, downtown or the parks? Maybe it’s your favorite cup of coffee, art gallery or record store.
Native rhythms
Guinean women drummers break long-held tradition to preserve cultural beats
October 17, 2004
West Africa’s Les Percussions de Guinee, recognized as one of the most extraordinary drumming ensembles in the world, has always been, by custom, male.
What are you reading?
October 17, 2004
Godzilla overtakes city with local author’s help
October 17, 2004
After stomping his way through Japan and onto the silver screen 50 years ago, Godzilla is taking over Lawrence with the help of Bill Tsutsui.
Arts notes
October 17, 2004
¢ Arts Commission names Phoenix Award winners ¢ KU theater to stage anti-war comedy ¢ Performance artist to visit KU art students ¢ KU students to perform in Tuba-Euphonium Fest ¢ Art Guild to tour snake exhibit
Pet post
October 17, 2004
Bonds allegations concern Selig
October 17, 2004
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig expressed concern Saturday about fresh allegations that Barry Bonds used performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 and said they were further cause for a tougher policy on steroid use to avoid tarnishing the game.
No. 9 Texas holds off Missouri, 28-20
October 17, 2004
Even Texas coach Mack Brown admits his passing game has hit the skids.
White gets it right against Wildcats
OU quarterback tosses four TD passes
October 17, 2004
Jason White spent much of the week touting a young Oklahoma teammate for the Heisman Trophy.
Sluggish Jags await Chiefs
October 17, 2004
The Kansas City Chiefs sure know how to start fast. They’re the only team in the league that has scored on its first possession of each game this season.
Clemens, Houston stay alive
October 17, 2004
Roger Clemens isn’t done yet, and neither are the Astros.
Two city preps Rim Rock runners-up
Lawrence’s Renfro, Free State’s Schneider pace teams at postseason tuneup
October 17, 2004
Lawrence High freshman Kelly Renfro was fast Saturday morning at the Sunflower League cross country meet at Rim Rock Farm. So, too, was Free State senior Danny Schneider.
KU can’t take fifth
Jayhawks drop 5-game match with Tigers
October 17, 2004
It has been established that a volleyball showdown between Kansas University and Missouri won’t be much of a snoozer.
Seniors: Skit hit home
Miles says ceremony at Late Night ‘serious’
October 17, 2004
Tuxedo-clad Kansas University seniors Keith Langford, Michael Lee, Aaron Miles and Wayne Simien bowed their heads reverently while grasping KU’s 1988 national-championship trophy at the conclusion of a dramatic skit at Late Night in the Phog on Friday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Ridiculous narratives will tickle funny bones
October 17, 2004
There’s something funny going on here. In fact, these are three very ridiculous narratives that will tickle the funny bones of virtually anyone, from young children who look and listen, to the adults who beg, borrow, steal or buy them.
Giants, Jets rate as top surprises
October 17, 2004
Lost in the excitement of the latest renewal of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry and the exploits of A-Rod, Jeter and Mariano is the other story quietly gaining momentum in the New York area.
Analysis: Substance of Boyda, Ryun ads examined
October 17, 2004
The second congressional district in Kansas stretches across the entire state from north to south, and includes western Lawrence, much of the Lawrence area and the cities of Topeka and Manhattan.
Supporters defend judge case by case
October 17, 2004
An unfair and inaccurate picture has been painted of a Douglas County judge’s handling of more than a dozen cases, the judge’s supporters said Saturday.
Helicopter crash, bombing kill six Americans in Iraq
October 17, 2004
Two U.S. Army helicopters crashed in Baghdad on Saturday, killing two soldiers, as the military reported that four other American troops had died in car bombings elsewhere in Iraq. Insurgents also firebombed five Christian churches in the capital, causing damage but no injuries.
Tired Jayhawks fall to A&M
Aggies claim 187-111 victory over weary KU
October 17, 2004
Fall break finally can start for Kansas University’s swimming and diving team. It’s too bad classes resume Monday.
Raiders, Broncos don’t like each other
AFC West squads to renew bitter rivalry today in Oakland
October 17, 2004
After coaching the Raiders for a little over a year and against them for the bulk of his pro career, Mike Shanahan never has stopped picking up little nuances that make the trips to Oakland easier.
Commentary: PETA’s latest anti-fish campaign ridiculous
October 17, 2004
Go fishing. Take a kid fishing. Go out for a seafood dinner.
Federal budget headed for a train wreck
October 17, 2004
It’s not true that people in Washington can’t agree about anything. Across the policy spectrum, there’s a clear recognition that the present path of budget-making is unsustainable — in fact, ruinous.
Visual interference
October 17, 2004
Driving gas guzzler can add up
October 17, 2004
Gas at my cheapo New Jersey service station is edging up to $2 a gallon again, thanks to $50-a-barrel oil. And my 9-year-old Sable wagon is in the shop once more, this time for a new brake line.
New mothers in Haiti face dire odds
October 17, 2004
There was no baby shower for Guirlene Mondestin — no swaddling clothes, no cradle, no toys.