Archive for Sunday, October 24, 2004

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Poet’s showcase
October 24, 2004
Briefly
October 24, 2004
¢ Space station capsule lands ¢ Serbs boycott elections ¢ Bomber kills American, girl
Senate Democratic leader Daschle in fight for political life
October 24, 2004
Tom Daschle has spent nearly half his life on Capitol Hill. Both sides in this year’s marquee Senate race say that’s the key to victory.
More vaccine doses elusive
1,400 wait in cold to receive flu shots
October 24, 2004
Chalmer and Marilyn Martin weren’t about to miss their chance to get flu shots Saturday. At 2:30 a.m., the Martins set up lawn chairs outside the main entrance to Free State High School to be the first in line when the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department began administering vaccinations more than seven hours later.
Memo allows illegal detainee transfers
October 24, 2004
At the request of the CIA, the Justice Department drafted a confidential memo that authorizes the agency to transfer detainees out of Iraq for interrogation — a practice that international legal specialists say contravenes the Geneva Conventions.
Draw the line
Tacking new fees onto Kansas University’s tuition expressly to invest in state buildings isn’t the right course.
October 24, 2004
It’s time to draw the line on “differential” tuition at Kansas University. Students already in the midst of a five-year plan that will double in-state tuition at KU, should not be asked to pay an additional $30 per Liberal Arts credit hour to upgrade campus buildings.
Voting changes may increase fraud
October 24, 2004
Not since the election of 1800, the first in which one party displaced another from the presidency, has there been such anxiety about voting. In 1800, there were fears that the losing side would resort to arms. Today’s worry concerns a cloud of locust-like lawyers asserting novel theories that purport to demonstrate that sensible rules, such as requiring voters to have identification, are illegal, even unconstitutional.
Duty to the law
October 24, 2004
Rulings criticized
October 24, 2004
Border patrol
October 24, 2004
Lifelong fan won’t share in Red Sox joy
October 24, 2004
Next week we’ll talk about the election. I have some things to say about it — mostly about why it has been such a disappointment and why it’s our fault, not only President Bush’s and John Kerry’s — but all that can wait. It will have to.
Unfair surveys ignore men’s many talents
October 24, 2004
Oh, swell: We have yet another survey showing that men, when compared to women, are scum. Just once, I’d like to see some survey asking questions that would highlight areas where men are more likely to be superior, such as:
Calendar
October 24, 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.
Families open homes to let tourists taste culture
October 24, 2004
A 2-year-old Amish boy plays on the front lawn with a pinwheel, barely noticing as 40 tourists shuffle past and into his grandparents’ home.
Watching for birds
Water, shelter help lure feathered friends
October 24, 2004
Fall is a time when many people find themselves looking up at the sky to catch a glimpse of migrating birds flying south for the winter. It is also a time of year when gardeners contemplate how to attract more birds to their yard.
Cessna shows increase in sales, profits
October 24, 2004
Sales and profits increased over the past quarter for Cessna Aircraft Co., and strong aircraft orders indicated more good results ahead, the company reported.
Warm fall slows fishing at Michigan muskie lake
October 24, 2004
In the words of that “Saturday Night Live” sage, Roseanne Roseannadanna, if it isn’t one thing, it’s the other.
N.Y. attorney general targets insurance industry
October 24, 2004
Here we go again: another corporate conflict-of-interest scandal that, if it’s as big as prosecutors say, is costing all of us.
Briefcase
October 24, 2004
¢ Cold office can chill workers’ productivity ¢ Scotch Fabric to collect, clean coats for needy ¢ Name that company
Faces and places
October 24, 2004
Bush steadfast in policies, lifestyle
October 24, 2004
President George W. Bush loves to tell people about the time Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi compared him to Gary Cooper, hero of the Western movie “High Noon.”
Rocca weighs in on campaign
October 24, 2004
It’s hard to find the funny in this year’s presidential race, but Mo Rocca, formerly a correspondent for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” is doing his best. The results can be seen in “How They Won: 7 Secrets to Winning the Presidency,” premiering Tuesday at 8 p.m. on The History Channel, Sunflower Broadband Channel 61.
Wine label features nude Monroe
October 24, 2004
The photo studio is virtually anonymous now, tucked into a strip mall on the east end of Ventura. Tom Kelley Studios offers little hint of its Hollywood heyday when stars lined up to be photographed.
22 slain in Iraq; another hostage beheaded
Appeals issued for aid worker’s life
October 24, 2004
Two car bomb attacks killed at least 22 Iraqi security officers on duty Saturday in the Sunni Triangle north and west of the capital, and two foreign truck drivers were fatally shot in the northern city of Mosul. Extremists also beheaded a man accused of working with the Americans, a videotape posted on the Internet showed.
Lehman looking to end drought
Baird shares lead at Funai Classic; Singh trails by three
October 24, 2004
Tom Lehman gave himself a third straight chance at ending nearly five years of frustration, making two eagles Saturday to overcome a few glitches with the putter for a 5-under 67 that left him tied for the lead with Briny Baird in the Funai Classic at Disney.
Warren D. Hodges
October 24, 2004
Lawrence commuter report
October 24, 2004
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Authorities investigating possible Mo. sniper
October 24, 2004
Authorities are investigating whether the shooting of an Indiana truck driver on Interstate 44 may be linked to eight other possible snipings at motorists in recent months along the stretch of freeway.
Updated terrain warning system may have prevented fatal plane crash
October 24, 2004
The cause of a commuter plane crash that killed 13 people remained a mystery, but investigators said the plane lacked an updated system that warns pilots when they fly too low.
No suspects in Christian bookstore slayings
October 24, 2004
Detectives say they have no witnesses or suspects in the murder of an elderly couple killed in an apparent robbery at their Christian bookstore.
City briefs
October 24, 2004
¢ Lawrence arm wrestler wins sixth national title ¢ Reception to send off alumni services leader ¢ Stabbing victim charged with attempted murder
KU law professor supports Martin
Criminal procedure expert says judge acted appropriately in extradition case
October 24, 2004
The rhetoric battle between a Douglas County judge’s supporters and detractors has stepped up another notch.
Meningitis survivor stresses vaccination
KU graduate says shot should be required
October 24, 2004
Still bandaged from surgeries to his hands and feet, Andy Marso, the Kansas University graduate who nearly died of bacterial meningitis last spring, told reporters Saturday he thought all college students should be vaccinated for the disease.
ArtWalk opens doors to artists’ studios
October 24, 2004
Visual artists throughout Lawrence and Douglas County opened their doors to the public Saturday for the 10th annual Lawrence ArtWalk, a self-guided tour of area studios.
On the record
October 24, 2004
Halloween presents dangers for pets
October 24, 2004
How do you prepare your pets to meet scary folks like Spiderman, SpongeBob Square Pants or George W. Bush at the front door?
Papier-mâche, plastic used for jack-o’-lanterns
October 24, 2004
Halloween is a holiday said to date back to the Celts of England, Scotland and Ireland about 2,500 years ago. The Celtic year ended Oct. 3, and there was a harvest celebration.
What are you reading?
October 24, 2004
Book notes
October 24, 2004
¢ Two Lawrence poets to read at the Raven ¢ Godzilla enthusiast to sign new book
Cuba a whole different world for photographer
Behind the lens
October 24, 2004
Cuba is a place a lot of people can’t visit, but as a journalist, I’ve had several opportunities to go.
Review: KU production proves ‘Lysistrata’ timeless
October 24, 2004
In 410 B.C., the Greek dramatist Aristophanes wrote the comic masterpiece “Lysistrata,” combining pacifism, feminism and sex. Twenty-four centuries later, academic theater continues to find the combination irresistible, and director Laura Leffler-McCabe’s lively University Theatre production shows that this ancient but timeless play still has legs.
Invisible Man’ dramatizes classic science fiction book
October 24, 2004
It’s the rare child who doesn’t fantasize about being invisible. Oh the things I could get away with if only no one could see me, little boys and girls imagine.
The Motley Fool
October 24, 2004
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ How to do research ¢ Money market funds ¢ Mexican blues
Flaws complicate presidential choice
October 24, 2004
For all its negativism and nastiness, this fall’s campaign has been instructive in one very important way. It has given us a much better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of John Kerry’s and George Bush’s approach to the job of being president.
Brewing companies ignore bottle-cap lure inventor
Canadian vows to continue recyling
October 24, 2004
Norm Price is on a crusade that has two goals: help fellow anglers catch more fish, and recycle millions of discarded beer bottle caps from bars and restaurants throughout North America.
Former Douglas County resident hopes to revive Old Abilene Town
October 24, 2004
Terry Tietjens is part prophet, part booster, part promoter. And he’s summoning all three skills in his quest to realize his vision for Old Abilene Town.
Check writers beware: Banks to cut float time
Industry to bring checking system into 21st century
October 24, 2004
High-tech changes in the banking industry will soon be affecting the most mundane of financial products, the checking account.
Mora’s tenacity driving Atlanta
Falcons boss, an old friend of K.C.’s Vermeil, has directed Vick and Co. to 5-1 start
October 24, 2004
If Jim Mora is upset about being kicked out of his bedroom to let Dick Vermeil get a good night’s sleep, then maybe this is a revenge game.
Indians can’t corral Rangers
October 24, 2004
Haskell Indian Nations University’s football squad kept No. 5-ranked Northwestern Oklahoma State from scoring from the one-yard line on four straight plays late in the third quarter.
Turnovers, big plays devastate Wildcats
October 24, 2004
During halftime of Saturday’s game between Baker University and Lindenwood at Liston Stadium, Pat Richard said his father stressed the number one — one team, one play, one goal, one family.
Lawrence briefs
October 24, 2004
¢ FSHS band finishes second in KU competition ¢ New KU Lions Club to celebrate charter ¢ KU medical student to study in Lawrence ¢ Local bars to compete in tug-of-war for charity ¢ Lawrence schools begin Red Ribbon Week ¢ Extension Council plans elections ¢ KU sets final exam
Sooners lower boom
Big plays help Oklahoma pull away from Jayhawks
October 24, 2004
If Kansas University’s football team wanted any shot whatsoever at sucker-punching No. 2 Oklahoma on Saturday, it would have needed a complete game with efficient execution and even stronger discipline.
LHS, FSHS earn state berths
October 24, 2004
The No. 1- and No. 2-seeded teams fell in Saturday’s volleyball sub-state tournament at Lawrence High, but the favorites in the minds of Lawrence fans will advance to the state tournament.
OU’s White has field day against KU
October 24, 2004
Jason White was more than all right. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner rained passes on Kansas University all Saturday afternoon.
Kansas QBs similarly so-so
October 24, 2004
As expected, Kansas University sent two quarterbacks to tangle with Oklahoma on Saturday.
Pleasure Cruise
Balloon-tired classics with stylish twist put people on pedals again
October 24, 2004
It might be black with red and yellow flames, or pink with white sidewalls and streamers, or purple with a picture of the Pink Panther. The seat is wide, the handlebars high, the tires chubby and the ride like bouncing butter.
Breaking the dress up code
Pop culture ripe with unique Halloween costume ideas
October 24, 2004
Maybe Mrs. Mia Wallace look-alikes impaled on hypodermic needles won’t ever go out of style. After all, “Pulp Fiction” is a cult classic. And who can forget the scene where Vincent Vega (John Travolta) plunges an adrenaline-packed needle into Uma Thurman’s chest when she ODs after accidentally snorting his heroin through a rolled hundred dollar bill?
Drawing Lawrence’ touches light, dark moments in history
October 24, 2004
Dairy Queen marks the spot. When William Quantrill and his ruffians stormed Lawrence with massacre on their minds, they entered town at the present-day site of the Massachusetts Street ice cream shop.
Arts notes
October 24, 2004
¢ Works about Kansas focus of Spencer show ¢ KU theater presents new Godzilla plays ¢ Octarium starts season with saints and angels ¢ Mystery dinner theater on weekend menu ¢ Percussion professor brings beats to KU ¢ Faculty recital features tuba, euphonium ¢ New York designer to give talk at KU ¢ KU Camerata to perform at Spencer Museum ¢ New theater troupe to stage first show
Wellness exams get pets ready for winter
October 24, 2004
Keeping your pet fit and healthy can improve its quality of life and increase longevity. Surprisingly, holiday time can pose a number of unexpected risks to your pet’s health and safety.
Commentary: Arbus’ creepy family photos reflect wartime stress
October 24, 2004
“Family” is a wonderfully pliable word, referring both to a group of people living under one roof and, more broadly, to any group of things that are more or less alike.
Exhibition marks ‘Reunion’ for KU alumni
October 24, 2004
Kiel Johnson and Mark Cowardin don’t share their studio space on campus anymore. They don’t even share the same zip code these days, with Johnson in Los Angeles and Cowardin teaching at Mississippi State University.
Review: Performers navigate breast cancer journey with grace and confidence
October 24, 2004
Breast cancer may attack women’s chests, change the landscape of their bodies and alter their lives in unexpected ways, but it doesn’t have to conquer their hearts.
Fosse’ acts as sexy, strutting tribute to Broadway’s legendary dancin’ man
October 24, 2004
Snapping fingers. Cocky struts. Tilted bowler hats. Shoulder rolls. Swiveling hips.
Woodling: KU tames Peterson, so White steps up
October 24, 2004
You never know when a football team won’t show up. Second-ranked Oklahoma, for instance, could have had an emotional letdown Saturday after last week’s satisfying win at Kansas State. The Sooners could have been looking ahead to next week’s Bedlam Series battle with Oklahoma State.
Political books thrive in election year
October 24, 2004
For those who follow politics, especially those who oppose President Bush, books have never seemed so essential.
Bookstore
October 24, 2004
Commentary: GOP clearly rules on PGA Tour
October 24, 2004
They are as rare on the PGA Tour as X-out golf balls.
Seminoles survive
Florida State escapes Wake Forest, 20-17
October 24, 2004
Wyatt Sexton grew up a Florida State fan, a proud supporter of the team his father once quarterbacked.
Drying out moist areas helps eliminate millipedes
October 24, 2004
As the chill of fall moves in, a seasonal visitor is heading out in search of a more desirable habitat and becoming a nuisance in the process. Millipedes have begun to invade homes, garages, patios and front porches in search of warmth and dryness. Considered both a spring and a fall pest, the millipede is not harmful but merely in search of a place to take a long winter’s nap.
Horoscopes
October 24, 2004
Election race
October 24, 2004
Video: ‘How to Make a Print’
October 24, 2004
I should start by saying that parts of this video are intended to be a parody on printmaking. I also want to offer this disclaimer. Don’t try this at home and don’t drink the acid. What appears to be acid in the video is actually Icy Blue Gatorade.
No. 22 Cowboys rally past Tigers
OSU wins, 20-17; No. 8 Longhorns, No. 17 Aggies also prevail
October 24, 2004
The final 50 seconds of the first half turned the game around for No. 22 Oklahoma State.
At least 16 die in earthquakes in Japan
October 24, 2004
A series of powerful earthquakes and aftershocks struck northern Japan on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and reportedly injuring more than 900 as buildings crumbled, a bullet train derailed and roadways were torn apart.
Red Sox outslug Cards in Series opener, 11-9
October 24, 2004
All that was missing was Mark Bellhorn lingering at home plate, trying to wave the ball fair.
Ramirez thrills at bat, chills in field
Left fielder collects three hits, but commits back-to-back errors
October 24, 2004
He slips. He trips. He lets it rip. That’s Manny Ramirez.
Barbara A. Skeels
October 24, 2004
Powell dismisses North Korea’s demands to end ‘hostile policy’
October 24, 2004
As Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in Japan hoping to restart talks aimed at ending North Korea’s nuclear program, North Korea threatened Saturday to double its nuclear capabilities unless Washington ends its “hostile policy” toward the reclusive communist nation.
3rd District’s conservatism at play in race
October 24, 2004
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kansas, says his Republican opponent, Kris Kobach, is much too conservative for the 3rd Congressional District.
Birds rarely get chance to enjoy retired teacher’s unique houses
Handmade wooden roosts often end up being preserved indoors
October 24, 2004
Birds never had it so good, if, in fact, they had it this good.
Michigan’s freshmen get best of Purdue’s seniors
October 24, 2004
Michigan is proving that sometimes experience isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
LOYO show raises $4,000 for Lawrence mental health center
October 24, 2004
Nearly $20,000 worth of art was sold at the Lawrence Own-Your-Own Art Exhibition and Sale Sept. 25 through Oct. 3 at the Wakarusa Corporate Centre.
Worshippers gather to celebrate Hindu festival of Durga Puja
October 24, 2004
Arundhati Pal came a long way to be with her parents this weekend in Lawrence.
Notebook
October 24, 2004
How they scored
October 24, 2004
Farming’s good fortunes bode well for economy
October 24, 2004
Whitecloud farmer Ken McCauley maneuvers his new combine over fields so abundant with corn he is having a hard time finding enough storage for it all.
Safety top priority, but hunters can look for meth labs, too
October 24, 2004
Nearly 200,000 hunters will take to Kansas fields in search of the pheasants, ducks, deer, rabbits and other game this fall.
People
October 24, 2004
¢ Anderson can’t bear helmets ¢ ‘Sopranos’ actor branching out ¢ Madonna to voice ‘Arthur’ part ¢ Toilet troubles follow Kravitz
Briefly
October 24, 2004
¢ Wine country map traces movie sites ¢ Magazine ranks best outdoor adventures
Kerry focused with wide outlook
October 24, 2004
Vietnam, anti-war protests and politics were still years in the future.
Pet post
October 24, 2004