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Horoscopes
September 26, 2004
Briefly
September 26, 2004
¢ England to be court-martialed for prisoner abuse scandal ¢ Oil, media giant dies at 79
Briefly
September 26, 2004
¢ Bishops plan to name nun to sex abuse panel ¢ Small plane crashes, hitting occupied car ¢ Shock jock pioneer dies
Upper-Midwest states tempt Bush, worry Kerry
September 26, 2004
In 2000, political pundits summed up the race in three words: Florida, Florida, Florida. Here’s three words to consider this fall: Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota.
Foreign policy debate could get murky
September 26, 2004
When President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry agreed to make foreign policy the focus of their first debate, this Thursday in Miami, they underscored what is becoming increasingly apparent.
Casinos unlikely to turn Omaha into tourist hub
September 26, 2004
Casinos could draw more people from out of town and convention business to Omaha, but tourism officials don’t expect the city to be transformed into a Middle West Las Vegas.
KU volleyball ‘run over’
September 26, 2004
Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard summed up his squad’s 3-0 drubbing at the hands of No. 22 Texas in four short words.
Chiefs focus on fumbles
September 26, 2004
Fantasy-league players not making Houston’s Domanick Davis this week’s primary pick have not been paying attention.
Woodling: KU’s latest setback simply unbelievable
September 26, 2004
His name was Gale Weidner. He was a sophomore quarterback who became a part of Colorado University football lore when he passed the Buffaloes to a come-from-behind victory over Kansas University.
Geocaching catching on as challenging outdoor activity
September 26, 2004
Geocaching is fun at a lot of levels. For some people, it’s a great way to spend a day in the outdoors with the kids on a high-tech treasure hunt.
Oh, no, not again!
Kicking game again dooms Jayhawks to deflating loss
September 26, 2004
The kicker was different, but the outcome was the same. One week after Kansas University senior Johnny Beck missed two field goals in a three-point loss at Northwestern, his replacement — red-shirt freshman Scott Webb — missed two fourth-quarter field goals Saturday in a 31-30 loss to Texas Tech in the Big 12 Conference opener at Memorial Stadium.
Parishioner uses marquee as sign of his Christian faith
September 26, 2004
If John Lingenfelser doesn’t like the headlines he sees in the news, he crafts his own and puts them on a 4-by-6-foot roadside marquee on Lawrence’s main drag.
Eccentric furniture from ‘50s popular
September 26, 2004
Furniture from the 1950s is popular again, but some of the pieces look peculiar to the untrained eye.
Best sellers
September 26, 2004
Two-pointers vital as Eagles prevail
September 26, 2004
Saturday’s showdown reaffirmed a belief Veritas Christian football coach Doug Bennett holds dear: Two-point conversions DO matter, even in an offensive shootout.
KU prof analyzes upcoming debates
Expert surprised by elements of impending presidential face-offs
September 26, 2004
Starting Thursday, it’s officially crunch time for the 2004 presidential election.
Plane crash survivors’ tale unfolds
September 26, 2004
When the fog rolls into the mountains of western Montana, all a pilot can do is climb and hope nothing emerges from the clouds in his path.
Lawrence founders expected major growth
Expansion south, west aided by transportation
September 26, 2004
The founders of Lawrence thought big.
Movie-making focuses on Lawrence
September 26, 2004
Modern Lawrence may be better known for its live music and arts scenes, but it also has a respectable cinematic history.
Editors Day sees rise in attendance
September 26, 2004
An annual event that has waned in stature over the past several years took a step toward renewed prominence Saturday.
Review: Musical comedy revue derives humor from familiarity
September 26, 2004
And you thought courtship and mating rituals on the National Geographic channel were bizarre.
What are you reading?
September 26, 2004
News media are big campaign losers
September 26, 2004
We don’t yet know who will win the 2004 election, but we know who has lost it. The American news media have been clobbered.
Transition to automated banking not always easy, may take time
September 26, 2004
My mom refuses to have anything to do with automated banking, and now that she’s getting frail and can’t get out to do her own banking — and is even forgetting to pay a bill occasionally. It would be much, much easier for me if she would automate. Do you have suggestions?
Seahawks 2-2 at Olpe invite
September 26, 2004
Laura Frizell had eight kills, went 12-for-12 on serves and had four aces as Seabury Academy beat Peabody-Burns, 25-23, 25-11, in high school volleyball Saturday. Lindsey Ahlen had 10 kills in the Seahawks’ other victory, a 25-13, 23-25, 25-21 win over Marmaton Valley.
Haskell flat in 40-12 loss
September 26, 2004
Haskell Indian Nations University football coach Eric Brock said he wasn’t blown away by Bacone College’s 40 points, but he was miffed the Warriors whipped the Fightin’ Indians without much of a fight.
Chiefs add punter, wide receiver
September 26, 2004
The Kansas City Chiefs signed punter Jason Baker to a one-year contract Saturday and waived the newcomer who beat out Baker in the exhibition season.
Crates useful for cats, too
September 26, 2004
Forget cat’s in the cradle. How about, cat’s in the crate?
Briefly
September 26, 2004
¢ Magazine outlines top ski trails, food ¢ Kansas City events celebrate barbecue, art
Jayhawks’ Gordon makes presence, absence felt
September 26, 2004
Whenever Kansas University football cornerback/receiver Charles Gordon plays offense for the Jayhawks, something good seems to happen.
Awards honor medical explorers
September 26, 2004
A researcher who turned cataract surgery into a brief outpatient procedure and three scientists who illuminated how some hormones and vitamins act on the body’s cells have won prestigious medical awards.
Iran says it tested ‘strategic missile’
Defense official says nation ‘ready to confront’ any external threat
September 26, 2004
Iran added a “strategic missile” to its military arsenal after a successful test, and the defense minister said Saturday his country was ready to confront any external threat.
How they scored
September 26, 2004
Talk, book focus on frontier before Lewis and Clark
September 26, 2004
Before Lewis and Clark undertook their historic journey up the Missouri River, the lands beyond the Mississippi were generally considered wild and unknown. However, one ambitious family knew the Missouri country well, having traveled it regularly as far north as present-day Canada.
Vacationers see America adrift
River cruises offer leisurely way to explore U.S. history
September 26, 2004
Rivers were natural highways for early Americans. Now some of these storied waterways play host to overnight and multiday cruises where recreational travelers can get a mix of the past and present, learn about history and enjoy scenery that changes with the season.
No. 1 Trojans escape Stanford, 31-28
September 26, 2004
USC went to halftime trailing and flailing, down by 11 points and stung by an 82-yard run through the heart of its defense on Stanford’s final play.
Feliz slam lifts Giants
San Francisco puts heat on Dodgers
September 26, 2004
Pedro Feliz and the San Francisco Giants showed they can win even the biggest games without Barry Bonds’ bat.
Notebook
September 26, 2004
Precinct races tip GOP scale in favor of conservatives
September 26, 2004
For years, Pat and Jack Ranson, of Wichita, have been well-known leaders in the Kansas Republican Party. Jack Ranson is a former state GOP chairman and former national committeeman. Pat Ranson is the current vice chair of the party and a former state senator.
County to consider 31st Street expansion
September 26, 2004
Douglas County commissioners will consider setting aside nearly $1.5 million in the coming years to help relieve traffic congestion along 31st Street in southeast Lawrence.
Pulitzer winner critical of politicians
September 26, 2004
Political cynicism and showmanship have distracted American voters from the important issues facing the nation and world, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Walter Mears said Saturday at Kansas University.
Three inmates escape from Lansing prison
September 26, 2004
Three minimum-custody inmates were reported missing Saturday from Lansing Correctional Facility.
CBS nixes story on Iraq data
September 26, 2004
CBS News has shelved a “60 Minutes” report on the rationale for war in Iraq because it would be “inappropriate” to air it so close to the presidential election, the network said on Saturday.
The Motley Fool
September 26, 2004
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ Price-to-earnings ratios explained ¢ Climbing Iron Mountain ¢ Beneficial owners ¢ Aunties know best when it comes to investments
Photo: Haskell royalty
September 26, 2004
Harold Crady
September 26, 2004
People
September 26, 2004
¢ Cosby pledges $1M to museum ¢ Neuwirth joins ‘Law and Order’ ¢ Victoria’s Secret on tour ¢ Spock creates Jewish radio show
Faces and places
September 26, 2004
Poet’s Showcase
September 26, 2004
Lawrence ArtWalk gears up for 10th birthday party
Preview exhibition, free T rides new to tour of area artists’ studios
September 26, 2004
Most 10th birthday parties consist of a few guests, cake and maybe a creepy clown. The Lawrence ArtWalk, an annual self-guided tour of area art studios, will have a celebration that lasts three weeks and includes hundreds of artists and visitors.
The power of the drink
Sports beverages gulped in record quantities
September 26, 2004
Knock back a big gulp of Gatorade. Make it two gulps. It’s refreshing and rehydrating.
Camp teaches bedside manner for nurses
September 26, 2004
Sixteen-year-old Kira Mazzuca inserted a rubber tube into the nostril of a mannequin as five other high school girls looked on with interest.
Arts notes
September 26, 2004
¢ Alternative theater to premiere edgy one-acts ¢ Dancers to teach in Lawrence schools ¢ Handbell ringers join for anniversary concert ¢ KU playwright shines with 24-hour plays ¢ Lecture and parties mark museum’s birthday ¢ Get a taste of Japan in Kansas City ¢ Red Balloon To Do issues call for artists
Holistic therapies can work with medications
September 26, 2004
We want to start using the holistic approach to care for our cat, Amy. However, she is taking prednisone for bowel disease. Are holistic therapies compatible with her medication?
Shooting sports requires long lens
September 26, 2004
Shooting football games is something a lot of photographers really want to do, but it’s not as easy as you might think.
Dance company interprets soul of Ukraine through movement
September 26, 2004
Eighty-five dancers in elaborately embroidered costumes will perform split-leaps and spins, mazurka steps and squatting Cossak martial dances when the Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company takes the Lied Center stage.
Review: Interruption no foil for veteran jazz vocalist
September 26, 2004
Given Kevin Mahogany’s imposing size — a reminder of his gridiron days at Baker University — one might have expected him to start with vocal fireworks the second he took the Lawrence Arts Center stage Friday night — a Ruben Studdard for the jazz set.
Fantastical world teaches lessons about origins in ‘Still Life’
September 26, 2004
In the magical land of Nocturno, workers spend every night making all things seen during the day.
Golden age
KU Theatre for Young People celebrates 50 years of connecting kids with drama
September 26, 2004
Sooner or later, all conversations about theater for young people come back to audience. After all, that’s what really distinguishes children’s theater from regular theater, where adults can be so steeped in etiquette that they become, well, how to put this — pretty boring.
Alumnus gets back to his roots in agricultural ‘Amber Waves’
September 26, 2004
In 1990, when Kansas University alumnus James Still wrote his one-act play about a struggling Kansas farm family, the show put an exclamation point on an issue already dominating headlines.
A meeting of metals
Lawrence sculptor’s ‘Converge’ reinforces convention center’s purpose, defies its lines
September 26, 2004
Constructing his most recent sculpture was about like building a ship in a bottle, Lawrence artist Steve Richardson quips.
Mystery to be staged aboard Midland Railway
September 26, 2004
A cursed diamond causes a lot of trouble for a man, his wife and a handful of hapless detectives in “The Curse of the Hopeless Diamond.”
Potential allies await signs of success
September 26, 2004
“It’s a real 9-11 day,” a confirmed Manhattanite said on a stroll through the gentle warmth and sparkling clarity of a summer taking its leave. There was no trace of irony or of artifice in that celebration of climatic beauty now heart-breaking by association.
How can we tell if we’re safer?
September 26, 2004
Sometimes I wonder what it must be like when the presidential son comes to Kennebunkport for a visit. Does George the Younger tell George the Elder what he tells the country? Does he say that we are safer with Saddam in prison than in power? Does he insist that we are better off having overthrown the dictator rather than having contained him?
Harsh words
September 26, 2004
Weights get last laugh at lifelong wimp
September 26, 2004
I started lifting weights. But not for the reason you think. You think I want to look “cut” and “ripped” and have bulging muscles like the ones on male underwear models, who for some reason are always shown posing outdoors, looking sullen, as if a group of even more-muscular models stole their pants.
Winterizing water gardens
Proper accessories enhance ponds
September 26, 2004
Keith Folsom doesn’t pull the plug on his water gardens when chill weather arrives. He simply settles into a chair to enjoy the view.
Wolf spiders surfacing in Lawrence
September 26, 2004
Imagine a scene from a chilling Friday night horror show. A creeping eight-legged, black and hairy predator is lurking just outside your back door. Alarmed gardeners have been calling with reports of “huge” or “weird” spiders never seen before. Fortunately, the spiders described are common wolf spiders. Although normally more discreet, they are seldom seen until fall.
President Carter’s schedule still full as he nears 80
September 26, 2004
As he approaches 80, Jimmy Carter could be enjoying retirement — teaching Sunday school, relaxing with family and reflecting on a life that’s taken him from the peanut fields of Plains, Ga., to the White House and back.
Calendar
September 26, 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.
Astaris gains second wind
Lawrence plant adds workers, new products
September 26, 2004
Last year there was a number that made most employees of North Lawrence’s Astaris plant nervous.
Firms cater to working moms
Magazine recognizes companies who offer flexibility, day care
September 26, 2004
Returning to work after giving birth is tough. Running a half-marathon on top of that is tougher.
Buying a new vehicle likely a waste of money
September 26, 2004
The dreaded moment is inevitable: Old Reliable just isn’t so reliable anymore, so you banish it to the netherworld of the used-car market.
Briefcase
September 26, 2004
¢ Kimono makers turn to computers, printers ¢ Name that company
Americans reach Davis Cup final
Bryan brothers best Belarus in doubles competition
September 26, 2004
Twins Bob and Mike Bryan led the United States into the final of the Davis Cup for the first time in seven years with a 6-1, 6-3, 7-5 victory Saturday over Max Mirnyi and Vladimir Voltchkov of Belarus.
Rain would help waterfowl hunts
September 26, 2004
While dove hunters enjoyed warm and dry conditions, good early season duck hunting opportunities need rain to raise area reservoirs in northwest and northcentral Kansas.
Five reintroduced black-footed ferrets spotted in Colorado
September 26, 2004
A program to reintroduce black-footed ferrets to the state received a boost earlier this month when biologists spotted at least five of the rare mammals in good health during an annual spotlighting operation at a northwestern Colorado release site.
Youth sought for deer hunt
September 26, 2004
A special youth hunt near the Wolf Creek nuclear plant will take place during the state’s firearms deer season Dec. 1-12.
Seattle takes opening win
September 26, 2004
Lauren Jackson scored 14 points to lead the Seattle Storm past the Minnesota Lynx, 70-58, Saturday in the first game of their WNBA Western Conference semifinal series.
Mayfield, Newman in jeopardy
Strong finishes essential for Nextel Cup drivers today at Dover
September 26, 2004
Jeremy Mayfield and Ryan Newman badly are in need of strong finishes today at Dover International Speedway after bad luck a week earlier made them long shots to win the Nextel Cup championship.
Schueler solid in all-around
Firebird wins first place; Lions’ West takes second
September 26, 2004
With more family and friends in the stands than usual, Free State High senior gymnast Sindra Schueler put on a first-place performance.
Firebirds perk up to rout Junction City
September 26, 2004
Coaches constantly tell their teams to focus and finish.
Firebirds unbeaten champs at Seaman invite
September 26, 2004
Free State High went 6-0 and won the Topeka Seaman volleyball invitational on Saturday, defeating Silver Lake, 20-25, 25-17, 25-17, in the finals.
Schneider, Valencia win at Seaman
September 26, 2004
Free State’s Danny Schneider and Alysha Valencia took first place in the varsity boys and girls races Saturday at the Topeka Seaman Invitational cross country meet.
UT eats up Rice
September 26, 2004
Cedric Benson and the Texas running machine keep rolling along.
Pops’ Frisby sees first college action at age of 39
September 26, 2004
“Pops” Frisby finally made his college football debut — at the age of 39.
Buehrle tosses four-hitter at Royals
September 26, 2004
Mark Buehrle knew he had another good inning in him.
Positive numbers
Enrollment figures released last week are a sign that Kansas University and the rest of the Kansas Board of Regents universities continue to deliver a strong academic product at a reasonable price.
September 26, 2004
There are a number of positives in the annual enrollment report issued last week by Kansas University.
Yanks’ Brown to start
September 26, 2004
Kevin Brown will return to the New York Yankees’ rotation today to start the series finale against the Boston Red Sox.
Chesang 11th at Invite
September 26, 2004
In his first race of the season, Benson Chesang placed 11th, pacing Kansas University’s men’s cross country team to a 10th-place finish Saturday in the Roy Griak Invitational.
Jayhawks struggle in Tulsa
September 26, 2004
Freshman Lauren Hommell and Stephanie Smith were the lone winners for the Kansas University women’s tennis squad Saturday at the Hurricane Invitational.
MidAmerica Nazarene wallops Wildcats, 61-28
September 26, 2004
Baker University led after the first quarter, but MidAmerica Nazarene exploded for 36 second-half points and pulled away for a 61-28 rout Saturday over the Wildcats.
City briefs
September 26, 2004
¢ Dole Institute to have course on campaigns ¢ Board to discuss facilities, technology at meeting ¢ KU School of Med prof wins Kemper fellowship
Experts emphasizing medical differences between genders
Women’s health experts looking beyond ‘bikini medicine’
September 26, 2004
Beyond the tired cliches and sperm-and-egg basics taught in grade school science class, researchers are discovering that men and women are even more different than anyone realized.
Roger Allen Thomas Jr.
September 26, 2004
Lawrence commuter report
September 26, 2004
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
WSU aviation lab strikes deal with Raytheon
September 26, 2004
Raytheon Aircraft Co. is turning over part of its aircraft testing operation to Wichita State University, in a deal that reduces the company’s costs while dramatically expanding the university’s aviation research program.
On the record
September 26, 2004
U.S. strikes kill 16 in Fallujah; Britons plead for hostage
September 26, 2004
U.S. warplanes, tanks and artillery repeatedly hit at Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s terror network in the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah on Saturday, while two British Muslim leaders came to Baghdad to try to convince his followers to release a British hostage.
Erin Brockovich bound for Grand Island, Neb.
September 26, 2004
Erin Brockovich-Ellis and members of her California law firm will be in town this week to discuss water contamination in Grand Island.
Millions urged to flee as Jeanne hits Florida
4th hurricane strikes state after devastating Haiti
September 26, 2004
Hurricane Jeanne sent wind and huge waves crashing ashore as it slammed into storm-weary Florida late Saturday, forcing thousands into shelters and tearing part of the roof from a hospital. The storm made landfall three weeks after Frances ravaged the same stretch of the state’s central Atlantic coast, and hurled debris only recently cleared from earlier hurricanes.
Friends remember slain Iraq hostage
September 26, 2004
Jack Hensley was a man who loved to smile and make others laugh. He played golf in his sandals, sent clean versions of e-mail jokes to his pastor and wore a grass skirt for two days when he organized a trip with friends to a Jimmy Buffett concert.
White supremacists stage rally at Valley Forge
September 26, 2004
About 100 white supremacists rallied at Valley Forge National Historical Park on Saturday as nearly twice as many opponents heckled them from a nearby hillside.
Insurgents threaten Afghan election
September 26, 2004
U.S.-led forces trying to protect landmark Afghan elections face a rising wave of violence from about 2,000 insurgents, including al-Qaida militants slipping in from Pakistan, an American general said Saturday.
Scholars study King of Pop’s life, music
Yale conference avoids talk of molestation cases
September 26, 2004
Michael Jackson, frequently savaged in the tabloid press, was picked apart by more rarified critics as scholars gathered for a conference on the pop star at Yale University.
Theatre for Young People productions, 1954-present
September 26, 2004
Lawrence milestones
September 26, 2004
It was a time both of dwindling and booming enrollment at Kansas University, of wartime shortages of labor and housing, and of retreat from the integrationist philosophies upon which the city was founded.
Lawrence shifting focus to mass transit
September 26, 2004
Today, Lawrence’s paved streets run for 282 miles, stretching into all corners of a rapidly expanding community.
City’s history full of violence
Racial, ethnic conflicts continued after Civil War, through modern days
September 26, 2004
Lawrence may appear to some to be an idyllic college town, but it’s seen plenty of blood and turmoil in its 150 years.
Commemorative stones at the center of gift to community
September 26, 2004
Nita Sewell knew 1970 had to be the year. After all, that was the year she and her first husband, the Rev. Ronald Sundbye, were married. It was also the year activists kicked open the doors of the First Methodist Church where Sundbye preached and demanded $75,000.
War efforts dominated 1904 to 1954
Race relations, epidemic brought strife to city
September 26, 2004
Within the history of Lawrence’s second 50 years — 1904 to 1954 — there is much to celebrate, mourn and regret.
Lawrence economy evolves with consumers
September 26, 2004
Lawrence hasn’t always been known first and foremost as a university town. In the late 1800s it had an entirely different moniker: “Barbed Wire Capital of the West.”
KU at the center of Lawrence’s history
Bringing the state university to town bitterly contested
September 26, 2004
Kansas University in 1866 — the college that had one building, 55 students and three faculty members — barely resembles the educational mecca of present-day KU.
Modern Haskell seeks to preserve culture
September 26, 2004
If history is about change, few Lawrence institutions are as historic as Haskell Indian Nations University.
Lawrence newspapers existed before there was news
Early press was partisan over issue of slavery
September 26, 2004
When pro-slavery forces sacked Lawrence in 1856, they destroyed the printing presses of the anti-slavery newspapers, called the Kansas Free State and the Herald of Freedom.
Some heroes of the Quantrill raid unknown, unrecognized
September 26, 2004
Heroes and heroines are often given monuments as a testament to their courage. Not so with many of the heroes and heroines of the Lawrence raid by William Quantrill on Aug. 21, 1863.
Israeli army bulldozes 35 Palestinian homes
September 26, 2004
Israeli army bulldozers razed 35 homes in a Palestinian refugee camp Saturday, a U.N. official said, a day after a resident of a nearby Jewish settlement was killed by mortar fire from the area.
Threat of nuclear-armed Iran looms large
September 26, 2004
What the young Iranian should have done to please the regime running the Islamic Republic of Iran is obey the prison rules in Vladimir Nabokov’s novel “Invitation to a Beheading”: “It is desirable that the inmate should not have dreams at all.”
Despite deficit, Tech kept faith
September 26, 2004
Texas Tech’s football players didn’t doubt they could rally from a 25-point deficit against Kansas University on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Zeal to help takes 22-year-old across the globe, down South
Disasters, poverty pull at volunteer’s heart
September 26, 2004
She’s only 22. But when it comes to working the scenes of natural disasters and helping people in a Third World country, Liz Bradshaw has already seen and done more than most Americans experience in a lifetime.
First schools vastly different in scope from today’s district
Yet many concerns remain the same
September 26, 2004
Dan Neuenswander attended New York School in 1944. At the time, it was one of five elementary schools in the town, the former Lawrence public schools superintendent said.
Evolution defenders anticipate new fight
September 26, 2004
For supporters of teaching evolution in Kansas public schools, the best defense is a good offense.
Red Sox explode for seven-run eighth, trip Yankees, 12-5
September 26, 2004
The New York Yankees are going to the playoffs, and they probably will go there as AL East champions, too.
Master gardeners to share tips for fall
September 26, 2004
Volunteers with solutions to gardeners’ concerns are ready for the inaugural Family Fall Festival Saturday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Dixie Lullaby’ takes new look at Southern rock’s social legacy
September 26, 2004
For many, Southern rock conjures up images of beer drinkin’, hell raisin’ and flapping Confederate flags.