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Suspense novel has roots in small-town Kansas
September 5, 2004
Two seemingly unrelated encounters in a tiny north central Kansas berg inspired the twisted plot of Larry Uri’s “Devil May Care.”
Seem-To-Be Players launch touring season
September 5, 2004
The Seem-To-Be Players, the Lawrence Arts Center’s professional children’s theater company, will offer a sneak preview of its spring touring production “Los Zapatos Magicos; Pedro’s Magic Shoes” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
More faces in the crowd
Spencer Museum expands palette to attract more diverse audience
September 5, 2004
The Spencer Museum of Art is fixing to throw a righteous party for the Kansas University student body.
Indian Arts Show touts its youngest participants
Local youth featured on T-shirts, posters
September 5, 2004
David Nieto comes to his garage studio late in the evening — after dinner, homework and a full day of school — to meditate with mallets, hammers and chisels.
Pet post
September 5, 2004
Pacino’s Shylock on display
New ‘Merchant of Venice’ addresses controversies
September 5, 2004
Al Pacino growls, grimaces and demands a “pound of flesh” as Jewish moneylender Shylock in a new version of Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” But the actor argued Saturday that the film successfully addressed long-standing controversy over the work’s anti-Semitism.
Car bomb kills 20 at Iraq police academy
September 5, 2004
Violence erupted across northern Iraq on Saturday, as a car bomb killed at least 20 people in front of a police academy and insurgents shot down a U.S. helicopter during an attack on a suspected militant hide-out.
Eliminating weeds critical in September
September 5, 2004
This summer has been favorable for weeds. Unseasonably mild temperatures and timely rains have helped crabgrass, foxtail and nutgrass thrive in otherwise normally stressful conditions. As prime grass-growing weather approaches, now is the time to start rejuvenating cool-season lawns.
Calendar
September 5, 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.
No safety net?
Comparatively speaking, supporting an effort to keep after-school programs open may not be such a bad use of taxpayer money.
September 5, 2004
Maybe it didn’t sound as bad at the meeting as it did in the paper, but the juxtaposition of two issues recently discussed by city, county and school officials seemed to drip with irony.
Artful amalgam
Collage Concert combines artists, designers, musicians and dancers for fast-paced medley
September 5, 2004
Music and fine art don’t lie too far apart on the artistic spectrum.
Friends make long trek in tracing Santa Fe Trail
September 5, 2004
It took more than eight years — in bits and pieces, five or 10 miles at a time — but Inez Ross has finally walked the Santa Fe Trail.
Hospital equipment makers profit from obese patients
Speciality market grows along with Americans’ waistlines
September 5, 2004
When St. Luke’s Hospital renovated 14 neurology intensive care rooms, officials included a feature that is becoming a standard in the health care industry.
Faces and places
September 5, 2004
General says ‘conspiracy’ blamed her for Abu Ghraib
September 5, 2004
The Army general who once ran detention operations in Iraq said a “conspiracy” among top U.S. commanders had left her to blame for the abuses of Iraqi inmates at Abu Ghraib prison.
Horoscopes
September 5, 2004
Notebook
September 5, 2004
Briefly
September 5, 2004
¢ Officials do not object to more foreign forces ¢ 10 bodies recovered from collapsed building ¢ Scientist admits 3 or 4 uranium tests in 2000 ¢ Troops battle fighters threatening oil city ¢ Man charged in machete attack on spy service
People
September 5, 2004
¢ More ‘Pulp Fiction’ possible ¢ Coach honored for teaching ¢ Fonda to receive Cooper Award ¢ Hometown to toast swimmer
Analysis: Kerry trails in race to 270
September 5, 2004
In a seesaw campaign, President Bush has opened a lead over John Kerry in their drive to White House victory by making gains in the Midwest and solidifying his Southern base.
DNA test helps brings home Ottawa flier killed in WWII
September 5, 2004
No one doubted that Lt. Kenneth Hough died when his B-25 bomber crashed during a mission in 1944 in the South Pacific. And when the Army conducted a burial service for him five years later in Nebraska, relatives had to accept that Hough’s remains really lay beneath the marker bearing his name.
KU student feels towing company took her for a ride during flooding
September 5, 2004
Kansas University student Beth Krayenhagen thinks she got soaked twice in last week’s floods: once when her car got stuck in water at 19th and Maine streets and again when she got her towing bill.
Railfans weekend welcomes ‘all aboard’
Old-fashioned American train rides in Baldwin cater to first-time riders, railroad-loving ‘big kids’
September 5, 2004
Andra Getty, just as countless mothers had once done for decades before her, stood in the Baldwin Santa Fe depot with her children Saturday waiting on a train.
Haskell hammers Trinity, 57-0
September 5, 2004
After last week’s heartbreaking 7-6 loss at Waldorf College, Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team took out its frustrations — again — on Trinity Bible College.
Take goldfish out of bowl
September 5, 2004
It’s a kinder, gentler, more politically correct animal world out there. Rabbits are no longer relegated to outdoor hutches. Dogs aren’t chained to dog houses.
Tulsa lauds KU defense
September 5, 2004
It was so bad for Tulsa quarterback James Kilian on Saturday night that he couldn’t find protection even out of bounds.
Briefly
September 5, 2004
¢ Saboteurs hit pipeline; exports not affected ¢ Court bails Kuwaitis allegedly linked to terror ¢ Al-Jazeera office closed indefinitely in Baghdad
Muslims for Bush’ booth causes stir at convention
September 5, 2004
They stop abruptly when they see the 5-foot-tall photo of President Bush, with “muslimsforbush.com” above his head.
Bowmen know they must stay still
Manufacturers can’t make anything that can stifle movement
September 5, 2004
One of the attractions of hunting white-tailed deer with a bow and arrow is the opportunity to discover new ways to mess up.
Eating produce, drinking water vital to seniors’ health
September 5, 2004
I’m getting older—and gaining a little weight. Should my diet be about the same as when I was younger?
Indecision isn’t Bush’s problem
September 5, 2004
If nothing else, the Republican National Convention is bound to revive all those jokes about men and driving.
Poet’s Showcase
September 5, 2004
Mexican architect’s home becomes World Heritage Site
September 5, 2004
Behind a drab concrete wall, down a back street in the working class neighborhood of Tacubaya, sits a hidden jewel of Mexican architecture.
Bush, Kerry tussle over jobs in Ohio
September 5, 2004
President Bush and John Kerry battled over the economy and jobs in a small corner of the campaign’s most fiercely contested state Saturday as polls showed a post-convention surge for the Republican in the White House.
Nora McNeil
September 5, 2004
Lawrence commuter report
September 5, 2004
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Kelly, KU men dominate field
Jayhawks thrive at Rim Rock; KU women second
September 5, 2004
As the No. 10 runner on Kansas University’s men’s cross country team last year, Tyler Kelly didn’t flash too many feel-good smiles after his races.
Ina Lee ‘Pinkie’ Green
September 5, 2004
The Motley Fool
September 5, 2004
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ HSAs can ease medical costs ¢ Don’t dwell on sunk costs ¢ Sold eBay too soon ¢ Maytag’s stroke of genius
Jeopardy!’ brainiac returning this week
September 5, 2004
Vacation’s almost over and it’s time to get your head back into the game.
Behind the Lens: Photographing Amish presents unique challenge
September 5, 2004
Last weekend I attended the festival named for me — sort of.
Jayhawks, fans impress UBC
September 5, 2004
University of British Columbia coach Kevin Hanson was stunned to look into the stands and see 400 Kansas University basketball fans Saturday at War Memorial Gym.
Best sellers
September 5, 2004
War seems to be always with us
September 5, 2004
Last spring, we traveled to Wurzburg, Germany to celebrate our son-in-law’s return to his home base after nearly a year of piloting a helicopter in Iraq. It was a sobering experience for us, who take security for granted, to be in the company of someone whose daily routine was haunted by danger. I’ve never seen anyone take more delight in the simple pleasures of life or dote on his family more than that young man.
Bush speech fills convention gaps
September 5, 2004
It demonstrates how much confidence Karl Rove has in his candidate that he left so much of the necessary work of the Republican National Convention to be accomplished by President Bush’s acceptance speech on the final night in Madison Square Garden.
Daring readers want to see views in print
September 5, 2004
When you’ve been writing a column for as long as I have — six billion years this Tuesday — you get used to receiving a certain type of letter. It’s known, in journalism, as the “I Dare You To Print This!” (IDYTPT for short) letter, because the letter-writer challenges you, the columnist, to print the letter, implying you lack the courage.
Who’s reporting?
September 5, 2004
Greenhouse effect
September 5, 2004
Immigration issue
September 5, 2004
Sovereign tribes
September 5, 2004
Texas may lose $7 million over No Child Left Behind
September 5, 2004
The U.S. Department of Education may withhold as much as $7 million from President Bush’s home state for failing to tell parents whether schools performed up to standards under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Gloucester’s unusual homes
Massachusetts castle, mansion just 45-minute drive from Boston
September 5, 2004
This busy fishing town at the center of scenic Cape Ann calls itself America’s oldest seaport. Settled in 1623, Gloucester is known for fresh seafood and as a launching point for whale-watch excursions. But it’s also home to two unusual homes, each dating back less than a century, that may prove a worthwhile sidetrip for leaf-peepers and others visiting the area, just a 45-minute drive from Boston.
Ageism in America
Will it increase as boomers swell elder ranks?
September 5, 2004
Greeting-card and novelty companies call them “Over the Hill” products: the 50th Birthday Coffin Gift Boxes featuring prune juice and anti-aging soap; the “Old Coot” and “Old Biddy” bobblehead dolls; the birthday cards mocking the mobility, intellect and sex drive of the no-longer-young.
Wichita officials deny misconduct alleged by female police officers
City says it promptly investigated complaints, rejects other accusations
September 5, 2004
The city has denied allegations of sexual discrimination in response to a federal lawsuit filed by four female Wichita Police officers.
Hot commodities: High prices help farmers, hurt processors
September 5, 2004
When the first U.S. case of mad cow disease was confirmed last winter, the bottom dropped out of the cattle market, and farmer Mark Lower lost $70,000 in a few weeks.
Companies add style to protective gear
Manufacturers hope do-it-yourselfers give boost to market for safety wear
September 5, 2004
Companies that make protective equipment for do-it-yourselfers have learned an ugly lesson: Many homeowners would rather risk losing an eye than strap on those oversized safety goggles that look like fish aquariums.
Vacation provides getaway from gloom
September 5, 2004
You’ve probably heard of the “August doldrums.” That’s when there’s supposed to be no news, so people in the news biz can skip town.
Briefcase
September 5, 2004
¢ AARP praises companies that help older workers ¢ Business students earn wireless-device access ¢ Name that company
Actors relate to ‘Driving Miss Daisy’
September 5, 2004
Actress Michael Learned, an Emmy Award-winner best known as the mother on “The Waltons,” found a parallel from her own family in her current role in a dinner theater performance of “Driving Miss Daisy.”
Kansas receiving millions to battle terror
Homeland Security grants outfitting agencies statewide
September 5, 2004
Chris Lesser can battle a brush blaze without clamoring into a heavy-duty fire suit, and he can look for people inside a burning house without opening a window, breaking down a door or chopping through a wall.
Slow-moving Frances keeps Florida worrying
September 5, 2004
Potent but slow-moving Hurricane Frances snapped power lines and whipped the Atlantic coast with winds over 90 mph Saturday, knocking out electricity for about 2 million people and forcing Floridians to endure another day of waiting and worrying.
Spencer, fired director move on
Supporters’ dedication to KU art museum tested by university’s decision
September 5, 2004
They say life goes on. And it has for Andrea Norris, who six months ago was fired without explanation from her position as director of the Spencer Museum of Art.
Social workers’ safety questioned
Husband fights for more precautions after wife killed during house call
September 5, 2004
Matt Zenner was never convinced. His social worker wife said not to worry about her frequent visits to clients’ homes, but he wouldn’t bite.
Area briefs
September 5, 2004
¢ Governor to deliver Labor Day address ¢ Essay contest provides chance for scholarship ¢ Early east-west streets named for war heroes
Lawsuits possible over N.Y. protests
September 5, 2004
There were no televised scenes of protesters being beaten in the streets and no fire hoses aimed at people marching, but the question of whether city police violated the rights of protesters at the Republican National Convention in more subtle ways still lingers.
On the record
September 5, 2004
Derby drivers crash for charity
September 5, 2004
Brian Robb gets a special satisfaction driving old cars in weekend demolition derbies.
Local briefs
September 5, 2004
¢ Murder trial’s start delayed to November ¢ Aging center announces fall lecture lineup ¢ Group seeks friends for foreign students ¢ Governor taps judge for tax appeals board ¢ Nurse’s gift to help international students ¢ ‘Women of Distinction’ calendar now available
Alice L. Burroughs
September 5, 2004
Fugitive releases hostage, kills self
September 5, 2004
A fugitive ex-convict wanted for rape and murder committed suicide, ending a standoff with police shortly after he released a 14-year-old hostage.
Putin admits weakness in face of terror
Death toll in school siege rises to more than 350
September 5, 2004
A shaken President Vladimir Putin made a rare and candid admission of Russian weakness Saturday in the face of an “all-out war” by terrorists after more than 350 people — nearly half of them children — were killed in a hostage-taking at a southern school.
Los Angeles airport shut down after two unrelated incidents
September 5, 2004
Four terminals at Los Angeles International Airport were shut down for more than three hours Saturday after a passenger bypassed security at one terminal and two batteries exploded during screening at another, authorities said.
Official says U.S. closer to catching bin Laden
September 5, 2004
The United States and its allies have moved closer to capturing Osama bin Laden in the past two months, a top U.S. counterterrorism official said in a television interview aired Saturday.
State duck seasons similar to past years with one key change
Hunting of pintails, canvasbacks more restrictive, based on surveys
September 5, 2004
Duck seasons approved last week by the Wildlife and Parks Commission are similar to past years, with one significant change in the timing of the second segment of duck season in the late zone, which covers eastern Kansas.
Deer ‘rut’ nearly here
September 5, 2004
Shorter days and cooler weather mark the start of deer mating season or “rut,” and that means motorists need to be extra careful.
Singh sets sights on top ranking
No. 2 golfer takes lead from Woods at Deutsche Bank
September 5, 2004
Forget college football: The best battle for No. 1 might be taking place on a golf course outside of Boston.
Pierce ousts Sharapova in third round
September 5, 2004
Maria Sharapova and her father often trade glances between points. In the stands, Dad pounds his fist on his chest, and she mimics the signal.
Ninth-inning homer lifts Twins past Royals
September 5, 2004
Eventually, Terry Tiffee’s going to find out major-league baseball isn’t supposed to be this easy. But until then, the Twins are happy to let him enjoy the ride.
Orioles keep Yanks reeling
Ponson pitches two-hitter in Baltimore’s 7-0 victory
September 5, 2004
The New York Yankees can’t even push a runner past first base lately, much less find a way to score.
Edmonds hits 300th career homer
Marquis wins 11th straight decision as Cardinals clip Dodgers, 5-1
September 5, 2004
Shortly after hitting his 300th career home run, Jim Edmonds was put in his place.
BU dumps Evangel
September 5, 2004
Change has been very good for Baker University’s football team, and it showed Saturday night.
Freshman Giles shines in debut
Senior Simien leads way with 24 points, 13 rebounds; rookie ‘pleasant surprise’
September 5, 2004
Officially, C.J. Giles was credited with one blocked shot in Kansas University’s 82-51 exhibition basketball victory over the University of British Columbia on Saturday at War Memorial Gym.
Kansas rides out Hurricane, 21-3
KU football opens with win over Tulsa
September 5, 2004
Kansas University netted 80 yards and three points in the first half of Saturday night’s season opener at Memorial Stadium.
Woodling: Defense — yes, defense — key to Kansas’ victory
September 5, 2004
With a little more than two minutes remaining, countless fans in Memorial Stadium rose to their feet and applauded the defense. That’s not a typographical error. Yes, Kansas University football fans cheered the defense.
FSHS outlasts Wichita Carroll
September 5, 2004
All of those full-field sprints, the time on the track and the relentless conditioning ordered by Free State High boys soccer coach Jason Pendleton in the preseason paid off.
KU wins pair at ORU tourney
September 5, 2004
Kansas University’s volleyball squad improved to 4-0 and won the championship of the Oral Roberts Classic on Saturday, beating host ORU and North Texas by 3-0 counts.
Penalty kicks lift Seahawks
September 5, 2004
The Seabury Academy boys soccer squad finished the Barstow Tournament with a thrilling victory over Independence (Mo.) Englewood Christian on Saturday.
LHS cross country girls fifth at Aquinas tourney
September 5, 2004
The Lawrence High girls cross country squad finished fifth in the 11-team Aquinas Invitational on Saturday.
How they scored
September 5, 2004
Rideau’s blocks spark Jayhawks
September 5, 2004
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino gave Brandon Rideau a game ball Saturday night after Rideau’s two blocked punts helped the Jayhawks defeat Tulsa, 21-3, in the football season opener at Memorial Stadium.
Martial arts can be prescription for self-confidence
September 5, 2004
Martial arts involves more than just kicking and punching.
Study bolsters low-glycemic diet’s results
September 5, 2004
Only some forms of carbohydrates are the true enemy in the battle of the bulge, researchers at the Children’s Hospital in Boston report.
Homes can be outfitted to minimize injuries
September 5, 2004
For most people, the home is a warm and friendly place. But for those of us with physical disabilities, the home can be fraught with danger — an accident just waiting to happen.
Pampering pets: Massage, aroma assist animals
September 5, 2004
Tyson sat in the back of the room quietly, his joints tender from the arthritis that plagued his body.
What are you reading?
September 5, 2004
Tough-and-tumble poet releases second collection of ‘vulgar’ verse
September 5, 2004
If you’ve ever had the sense that Lawrence is only two steps removed from Asbury Park, then Jason Ryberg is your new Bruce Springsteen.
Kansas-Nebraska Act turned Indian lands into slavery battleground
September 5, 2004
The boldest legislative stroke leading to “Bleeding Kansas” and the Civil War occurred on May 30, 1854, when President Pierce signed into law the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
Lawrence at 150
Early east-west streets named for war heroes
September 5, 2004
As the city prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday Sept. 18, the Journal-World is taking a look at early-day life in Lawrence:
Poll: Most workers happy with jobs but not stress
September 5, 2004
Like a majority of Americans, nurse Peggy Branan feels that her job is satisfying and that she is paid fairly. Many workers express concern about job stress, retirement benefits and health care, according to an Associated Press poll, but Branan is not one of them.
Fame of artist, firm lure antique pottery collectors
September 5, 2004
It is hard to identify an unmarked piece of pottery or porcelain.
LSU survives scare in OT
No. 4 Tigers escape Oregon State on missed PAT
September 5, 2004
LSU got lucky, and Nick Saban knew it.
Mayer: Unruly fans have much to learn
September 5, 2004
With new college football and basketball seasons at hand, there is less concern in some quarters about the behavior of the players and coaches than about the intemperance and muckerism of fans, old and young, and particularly the alcoholically saturated.
Arts notes
September 5, 2004
¢ EAT to perform controversial play ¢ Silkscreen artist to give gallery talk ¢ ‘Artist’s Life’ author to visit alliance meeting ¢ Campus gallery to feature Cornhusker ceramics ¢ Lawrence artist’s works bloom in Manhattan gallery ¢ Recital previews program for overseas sabbatical ¢ KU grad student in Lindsborg exhibit ¢ Ad Astra inaugurates experimental art series
KU wins at home, abroad
Fans celebrate football, basketball victories
September 5, 2004
A two-victory, basketball-football doubleheader Saturday at Memorial Stadium brought summer’s collegiate sports drought to an end for Jayhawk fans.
Briefly
September 5, 2004
¢ 18th-century palace reborn as museum ¢ CNN in New York opens studios to visitors
Briefly
September 5, 2004
¢ Clinton in good spirits as he waits for bypass surgery ¢ Nation to extract its own uranium in early 2006
Briefly
September 5, 2004
¢ Bus driver sentenced for abusing 9-year-old ¢ Fire nearing vineyards
Book notes
September 5, 2004
¢ ‘Age of Sinatra’ author to give talk, reading at Raven ¢ KU football book featured at pre-game signing ¢ Inspirational writer makes Borders appearances