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Poet’s Showcase
October 31, 2004
Thomas has 4th 200-yard game
October 31, 2004
Jamario Thomas ran for 200 yards for an NCAA freshman-record-tying fourth time and set an NCAA record for most yards by a freshman in his first seven games in North Texas’ 45-30 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night.
Successful drill
October 31, 2004
Inmate care
October 31, 2004
Security issue
October 31, 2004
Missing ghost
October 31, 2004
Despite his faults, Bush is best bet
October 31, 2004
This column has expressed abundant skepticism about the grandiosity of George W. Bush’s foreign policy. And about his passivity about spending (he has vetoed nothing), his enlargement of the welfare state (the prescription drug entitlement), his expansion of inappropriate federal responsibilities (concerning education grades K-12, through No Child Left Behind) and his complicity in vandalizing the Constitution (he signed the McCain-Feingold bill that rations political speech). Still, this column prefers Bush.
Bush bends facts to suit his mindset
October 31, 2004
While we are still in a pre-November 2nd mindset, may I offer my last few words on the “pre-September 11 mindset”?
Kindergarten is first step to Harvard
October 31, 2004
So my wife and I went to this meeting at our daughter’s preschool. The purpose was to give us helpful information about our kindergarten options.
Calendar
October 31, 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.
Eating, art draw teens into European vacation
Boutiques, museums a hit with young visitors
October 31, 2004
When my husband and I began planning an ambitious trip to five European countries, friends encouraged us to go without our teenage daughters.
Briefcase
October 31, 2004
¢ Westar Energy president to present lecture at KU ¢ Political activists check out rivals’ viewpoints ¢ Name that company
Soothing scenery: Houseplants can have positive effects
October 31, 2004
If you’re looking for ways to keep your spirits high during the gray months of late fall and winter, one option might be growing closer than you think.
Friendly Kansas farmers plus on bird hunts
October 31, 2004
With grain fields rolling across the pool table-like landscape as far as the eye can see, the farming country around Sublette is the epicenter of Kansas pheasant hunting.
Leavenworth opens city to deer hunting
October 31, 2004
Leavenworth’s decision to allow limited hunting in the city limits during archery deer season appears to be running smoothly.
Island’ near St. Joe popular
October 31, 2004
Worthwine Island is one of those places that never seems quite permanent, but never quite goes away, either.
Nebraska hammers Missouri, 24-3
October 31, 2004
On a day when Cory Ross was about all the offense Nebraska could muster, the Cornhuskers came away from their 24-3 victory over Missouri with sole possession of the Big 12 North lead and a renewed sense of confidence.
Terrapins trip ‘Noles
Maryland beats FSU for first time ever
October 31, 2004
Fifth-ranked Florida State was in the process of completing another comeback on the road, and Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen could think of only one course of action.
North Carolina stuns No. 4 Miami
Tar Heels connect on 42-yard field goal on final play of 31-28 win
October 31, 2004
When it mattered most, when Miami needed one defensive stand to force overtime, the Hurricanes simply couldn’t do it.
LHS, FSHS gymnasts qualify for state meet
October 31, 2004
Lawrence High and Free State High placed 1-2 Saturday at the Western regional gymnastics meet.
KU swimmers fall to MU
October 31, 2004
Kansas University senior Amy Gruber won three events in the Jayhawks’ 157-144 swimming loss to Missouri on Saturday at University Natatorium. The Bigelow, Ark., native won the 50 freestyle (24.12), 100 free (52.23) and the 100 butterfly (56.95). KU freshman Terri Schramka collected wins in the 100 backstroke (57.85) and 500 free (5:06.04). The loss dropped the Jayhawks’ dual meet record to 1-3 and 0-3 in Big 12 Conference duals. KU will play host to Illinois at 2 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.
Wildcats can’t rally from huge deficit
October 31, 2004
Baker University dug itself so big a hole, even a furious 28-point rally couldn’t make up for it.
Fans jam streets to cheer Red Sox
An estimated 3.2 million people attend parade in Boston
October 31, 2004
Confetti rained down, and the “Hallelujah Chorus” resounded through city streets Saturday as grateful fans embraced the World Series champion Boston Red Sox during a jubilant parade that even went afloat on the Charles River.
LHS volleyball settles for second at state
October 31, 2004
Lawrence High’s volleyball team had shirts made for the state tournament that read, “All it takes is all we’ve got.”
Injuries plague Kansas in loss
October 31, 2004
Mysteriously and surprisingly, Kansas University running back John Randle spent most of Saturday dancing around on the sideline, trying hard to stay warm on a chilly, windy autumn afternoon at Jack Trice Stadium.
Big KU football gift might be forthcoming
October 31, 2004
Kansas University athletic department officials are expected to announce a large pledge — perhaps as big as $20 million — earmarked for the KU football program, sources told the Journal-World.
How they scored
October 31, 2004
Notebook
October 31, 2004
Bin Laden tape fuels campaigning
October 31, 2004
Wrapping up a campaign shadowed by war and terrorism, President Bush and Democratic Sen. John Kerry unabashedly sought political advantage Saturday from Osama bin Laden’s re-emergence.
Group warned U.S. about explosives
October 31, 2004
Human Rights Watch said Saturday it alerted the U.S. military to a cache of hundreds of warheads containing high explosives in Iraq in May 2003, but that officials seemed uninterested and still hadn’t secured the site 10 days later.
Queen’s aunt, Princess Alice, dies at 102
October 31, 2004
Princess Alice, aunt of Queen Elizabeth II and the oldest member of the British royal family, has died, Buckingham Palace said Saturday. She was 102.
Ridge says terror threat level won’t be raised
October 31, 2004
The Bush administration left the terror threat level unchanged Saturday, despite warning state and local officials that a videotape message from Osama bin Laden may portend a new terrorist attack.
Army extended Halliburton contracts despite warnings of contracts officer
October 31, 2004
The Army extended a Halliburton Co. troop support contract over the objections of a top contracting officer, even contending — and then withdrawing — a claim that U.S. forces faced an emergency if the company didn’t get the extra work.
Millions vote early in Florida
October 31, 2004
More than 1.8 million Floridians have cast their ballots through early or absentee voting — nearly 2 1/2 times the number of people who voted early in 2000.
Voters in 11 states to decide on same-sex marriage bans
October 31, 2004
Each side says the fight was forced upon them by the other, and now the climactic showdown is at hand: Voters in 11 states will decide Tuesday whether to impose constitutional bans on same-sex marriage.
House a lock for GOP; Senate in play, barely
October 31, 2004
Republicans are poised to renew their grip on the House on Tuesday, and Democrats’ faint hopes of a Senate takeover hinge on close races in a string of southern and western states that favor President Bush.
TV stations pass on Kobach interview
October 31, 2004
Three Kansas City television stations have decided not to run a half-hour program featuring Republican congressional candidate Kris Kobach because of equal-time requirements.
Indian Center loses nonprofit status but will remain open
October 31, 2004
The Mid-America All-Indian Center will stay open despite a host of problems that include having its nonprofit status revoked after failing to file the proper paperwork.
Commentary: Lying erodes trust, weakens character
October 31, 2004
Suppose you’re late because you didn’t leave on time, or you didn’t return a phone call because you wanted to avoid a discussion. It’s easy to make up an excuse: bad traffic, phone problems, “Didn’t you get the message?” What’s wrong with slipping out of a jam, especially if no one is really hurt and there’s little chance of getting caught?
Area business owner killed in wreck
Head of Lawrence Paper Co. Alan Hill remembered as caring employer
October 31, 2004
Alan Hill, president and co-owner of Lawrence Paper Co., was killed Saturday morning in a traffic accident in Wabaunsee County.
Hobbs Park Mural celebrates history of East Lawrence
October 31, 2004
It traces the history of East Lawrence from American Indian tribes to the canning industry to Negro League Baseball.
Diane Lee Luthye
October 31, 2004
Lawrence commuter report
October 31, 2004
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Election no picnic for husbands, wives who disagree
October 31, 2004
They have the same taste in food and music and movies, and share the same warped sense of humor. But bring up politics, and a chasm of contrast appears between Jennifer Nugent and husband James Worley.
Ottawa to salute vets
October 31, 2004
Ottawa starts a weeklong tribute to its veterans Monday with a series of events leading up to a parade and military re-enactment demonstrations next weekend.
Capturing sense of motion requires slow shutter speed
October 31, 2004
One great thing about using digital cameras is the ability to experiment and try different techniques without wasting film. If something doesn’t work, you can just delete the file and try again.
Ex-athletes prove sports, politics mix
October 31, 2004
The knees, hips and ankles still are holding up. Jim Ryun is thankful for that at 57, a generation removed from the days when he held the world record in the mile. He also knows how foolish it would be to time himself on the track now.
The one that got away
KU’s loss to ISU ‘hurt a little more’
October 31, 2004
It was desperation in its most desperate form. With Kansas University’s quarterbacks showing minimal effectiveness throwing the football Saturday, the most important make-or-break pass of the game — and maybe the season — was hurled by none other than running back Clark Green with 6:56 left in the contest.
UNC-Charlotte to offer course on ‘American Idol’
October 31, 2004
Clay Aiken sang his way to a runner-up finish on the television show “American Idol.” Last season, fellow North Carolinian Fantasia Barrino won a lucrative recording contract by claiming the title.
Sousa’s spirit roused for 150th birthday concert
October 31, 2004
With the uniforms, the instrumentation, the musical selections and even conductor Robert Foster appearing as the “March King” himself, a 150th birthday salute to John Philip Sousa will recreate the music, style and energy of a Sousa concert.
Straub’s new thriller is a brilliant chiller
October 31, 2004
Peter Straub brilliantly blurs the line between reality and fiction in his latest thriller, “In the Night Room” (Random House, $21.95).
What are you reading?
October 31, 2004
KU grad Doc Carson to sign new novel
October 31, 2004
Doc Carson will give a talk and sign copies of his new novel, “Gone Shopping! An Odyssey of Discovery” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Oread Books in the Kansas Union.
Woodling: Offense disappears on road
October 31, 2004
Surely you’ve heard the one about the little old lady who was standing outside the locker room after the football game and accidentally was jostled by the head coach. “No offense,” the coach quickly said, apologizing to the woman. And the little old lady gave him a steely look and snapped, “You can say that again.”
Forrest T. Kindle
October 31, 2004
Colts have owned Chiefs in recent meetings
Indianapolis will take seven-game winning streak vs. K.C. into today’s match
October 31, 2004
Someone has to say it: Home or away, the Indianapolis Colts are Kansas City’s Hoosier Daddies.
New gadgets may help seniors stay independent
October 31, 2004
“Aware” homes that sense our movement and alert our relatives if we’ve been in one place too long.
Howdy Doody popular with collectors
October 31, 2004
Many collectors are searching for their childhood memories when they buy at flea markets.
Purple a dominant color in fall beauty
October 31, 2004
In the world of cosmetics, purple is the new black. It’s also the new red.
Briefly
October 31, 2004
¢ Cardinal remembered by the poor, powerful ¢ Two detainees decline to go before tribunal ¢ Man kills wife, three family members, self
Staring down their future
Lawmaker’s battalion trains for Iraq
October 31, 2004
Crackling gunfire, a thunderous explosion from a dummy grenade and curses. The men and women of the Kansas-based 891st Engineer Battalion were having a rough morning.
SNL’ ready to bash presidential politics
October 31, 2004
The message that next week’s presidential election is the Most Important in (pick your timeframe here) has been drilled into voters’ heads for months on end now. And there’s no question there are deadly serious issues at hand.
Ravens’ defense could be tough test for Eagles’ offense
October 31, 2004
Donovan McNabb, Terrell Owens and the entire Philadelphia offense have been unstoppable at times this season.
Twins work together through long hours, bad seasons on farm
October 31, 2004
Pieces of rust-red cornhusk float down around the truck like a ticker tape parade for the harvest. The flakes gather along the windshield and the door that reads in hand-painted letters, “SHROUT BROS. INDEP, MO.”
Briefly
October 31, 2004
¢ Archives exhibit offers background on items ¢ Minnesota prairie named newest wildlife refuge
Chesang delivers
KU sophomore beats brother, field
October 31, 2004
He coughed vehemently under a withered tree. He couldn’t catch his breath. He was hunched over with his hands on his knees.
Working the vote
Companies must ensure time for employees to visit polls
October 31, 2004
If you’re one of the 4,572 faculty and staffers who work at Kansas University’s Lawrence campus, Ola Faucher has news for you.
Despite Fed chair’s optimism, mortgages could be haunting
October 31, 2004
It was a soothing message: The United States is “not in the midst of a home-price bubble,” Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said, arguing that soaring home prices were not at all like the soaring Internet stocks that collapsed four years ago.
Essential Kansas
Exhibit, course sample diversity of state’s art, culture
October 31, 2004
There’s a small-minded but all-too-common school of thought that Kansas is merely a desolate pass-through between Colorado and Missouri.
Strange beach dwellers inspire KU professor’s latest dance
Works on student company’s fall concerts evoke nature
October 31, 2004
Dance may be the most fleeting of art forms.
Arts notes
October 31, 2004
¢ Gallery to exhibit Sudlow retrospective ¢ KU team receives regional award for video ¢ KU art show focuses on ‘The Figure’ ¢ Deadline is Monday for Governor’s Arts Awards ¢ Kansas City Singers announce auditions
In their own voices
Poet returns to Lawrence to celebrate release of collection featuring budding student writers
October 31, 2004
Suzy Allen was only in sixth grade when she wrote her poem “Grandfather’s Tales.” So it came as a shock to the Lawrence High School senior when she found out this year that her work would be published in a poetry compilation.
Campaign covered important issues
October 31, 2004
Without knowing — or even being able to make a confident guess — who will win Tuesday’s presidential election, let me say for the record that this has been one of the best and most exciting White House battles I’ve ever covered.
Lady beetles can be difficult to control
October 31, 2004
A common and welcome visitor to local gardens is the ladybug.
Wildcats pound Jayhawks
K-State wins 20th straight over KU
October 31, 2004
Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard’s stay in Manhattan lasted less than two hours Saturday afternoon, but that still was too long.
Turnovers fatal for Indians
October 31, 2004
Haskell Indian Nations University’s football players did not let words hurt them Saturday against Panhandle State.
Area briefs
October 31, 2004
¢ Restaurant fined for health-code violations ¢ Multiple-murder trial begins in Kansas City ¢ McConnell names complex after former Sen. Dole
Museum focuses on presidential runners-up
Loser of 2004 election to be added to collection
October 31, 2004
George W. Bush and John Kerry may not know it, but they’re locked in a battle to see whose photograph will be consigned to a room above a bank in the little town of Norton.
Corrections
October 31, 2004
Douglas County Commission candidate Marguerite Ermeling received a total of $2,333 in contributions of less than $50, according to campaign finance reports filed last week. The amount was incorrect in a story in Friday’s Journal World.
City briefs
October 31, 2004
¢ Application deadline set for grant money ¢ Helzberg Diamonds’ ex-president to speak ¢ KU phone books delayed
Clearing the air
Changing filters regularly can improve a home’s air quality
October 31, 2004
Air quality is a big concern, but many people often forget to regularly do one thing that will help them breathe easier in their homes.
Horoscopes
October 31, 2004
Pet Post
October 31, 2004
United
Before and after Tuesday’s election, it’s important to remember that, as Americans, we’re all in this together.
October 31, 2004
Many Americans’ strongest hope for Tuesday’s presidential election is that it will produce a clear winner. Given the nation’s deep pre-election divisions, the possibility of a prolonged legal battle over voting discrepancies or contested results is not a pleasant prospect.
Forethought helps make decorations last longer
October 31, 2004
Decorating for the holidays takes effort. Wouldn’t it be nice to make that hard work last longer than just the Christmas season?
State cross country: Baldwin boys win seventh straight championship
October 31, 2004
Baldwin High’s boys did it again.
Braves fall short at home
October 31, 2004
Friends University rallied with 13 fourth-quarter points to overcome Ottawa University, 20-16, in college football Saturday at Cook Field.
Mayer: KU, Okie State players have taken different paths
October 31, 2004
It’s no wonder pollsters have decided Kansas University and Oklahoma State are preseason co-favorites for Big 12 Conference basketball mastery. The Cowboys also have a lot to excite their fans. Yet the personalities of the two teams are vastly different.
Estella M. Eberhart
October 31, 2004
Stanley Leonard Piasecki
October 31, 2004
Lawrence lawyer to monitor voting
Volunteer to keep eye on New Mexico’s polls
October 31, 2004
She calls it a “sad commentary” on the state of elections in the United States. But with the problems after the 2000 election and legal challenges already piling up before this year’s vote, a Lawrence attorney said she felt compelled to volunteer for an effort to monitor voting in battleground states during Tuesday’s presidential election.
Ethics expert, local panelists to show city why character counts
October 31, 2004
The United States has an ethics problem. The evidence is in television programming, sports scandals, business fraud — even the classroom, said Michael Josephson, the founder of a character education program who will speak Nov. 8 in Lawrence.
Nine Marines killed; bomb targets TV station
October 31, 2004
A car bomb killed eight U.S. Marines outside Fallujah on Saturday, the deadliest attack against the U.S. military in nearly six months. Marines pounded guerrilla positions on the outskirts of Fallujah, where American forces are gearing up for a major assault on the insurgent stronghold.
People
October 31, 2004
¢ Schwarzenegger suit can proceed ¢ Cash professed love on bench ¢ Rapper says God loves bling ¢ ‘Angel’ star gets namesake rose
Initial tests show no signs that Arafat has leukemia
October 31, 2004
Initial results from a battery of tests on Yasser Arafat found no signs Saturday of leukemia, Palestinian officials said, but blood doctors were still probing the cause of the ailing Palestinian leader’s dramatic deterioration in health.
Halloween book bag brimming over with tricks and treats
October 31, 2004
Who knows what might pop up on Halloween: ghouls and ghosts, witches and werewolves, boogeymen and — books?
NYC Opera considers move to new site near Lincoln Center
October 31, 2004
The New York City Opera is in talks to abandon its cavernous home at Lincoln Center for a new building to be constructed nearby on the site of the former American Red Cross New York headquarters.
Vaccine shortage to cost businesses
October 31, 2004
The other day at a Starbucks in New York, Norma Siciliano was sitting near a young man sipping a latte who let out a loud sneeze — and, no, he did not cover his nose or mouth. When another man sitting nearby told him to be more considerate and stay home, a volley of curses ensued.
Free State’s Valencia fifth; FSHS boys take fourth
October 31, 2004
When the Class 6A cross country meet rolls around next fall, expect Free State High’s Alysha Valencia to be in the top six — again.
School funding supporters rally, march to remind voters of issue
October 31, 2004
Supporters of increased funding for public education marched Saturday through downtown Lawrence to encourage voters to choose candidates who will earmark money for schools.
The Motley Fool
October 31, 2004
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Research resources ¢ General Electric’s diversity ¢ The remnant rule ¢ Tax breaks for the military
Rams hope bye week cures their ills
St. Louis has been very good, very bad at times this season
October 31, 2004
St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz has made the most of bye weeks, in each of his four seasons emerging from them with a victory. This time, it might not be so easy.
Baylor stuns Texas A&M
Bears clip No. 16 Aggies, 35-34 in OT
October 31, 2004
Shawn Bell threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Dominique Ziegler, and then they connected again for the game-winning two-point conversion, lifting Baylor to a 35-34 overtime shocker of No. 16 Texas A&M on Saturday night.
Defensive TD sparks Cyclones
October 31, 2004
Most defensive linemen don’t return a fumble for a touchdown during their entire football careers.
Voter turnout crucial as race neck-and-neck
Bush, Kerry desperately try to win over the undecided
October 31, 2004
The 2004 presidential campaign nears the finish line with Florida, New Hampshire and six battleground states in the Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes up for grabs, according to a series of state polls for Knight Ridder and MSNBC released Saturday.
Bin Laden strikes new tone to attract moderates
October 31, 2004
Osama bin Laden’s new videotape clearly targets American voters days before an extraordinarily tight presidential election, but also courts another constituency: young Arabs who are frustrated and disenchanted but not committed to radical Islam.
Bones cleaned for spirits’ return
October 31, 2004
Antonio Haas pulls a wooden box from a small cement cubicle, brushes a year of dust from the top and pushes back the lid to reveal a pile of coffee-colored bones and a small skull covered with patches of hair.
On the record
October 31, 2004
Players gamble on careers in poker
Workers cash out of jobs to play high-stakes card game online
October 31, 2004
Nate Silver quit his $55,000-a-year financial consulting job in April to play poker.
Faces & places
October 31, 2004