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Georgia center’s expansion puts nature on stage
April 3, 2005
Fresh from its own six-month, $2 million metamorphosis, the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center has reopened at Callaway Gardens, a 14,000-acre nature and recreation center in the Appalachian foothills.
Food can foster romantic workout
Chocolate tops list of libido boosters
April 3, 2005
Today’s lesson: chowing down to get it on, and getting it on to work it off.
Gardener shares thousands of daffodils
Hobby that got out of hand’ draws visitors to 4 acres of flowers
April 3, 2005
Carl Smith enjoys watching people as they catch their first glimpse of the daffodils he has planted around his home.
1 in 3 gay couples in Kansas are parents
April 3, 2005
Diane Silver felt the same fears as many other parents when her son was born. “How do you get enough sleep through the night? Wow,” Silver, a Lawrence resident, said. “How do you learn to be a parent? Are you going to drop the kid? Are you going to break ‘em?”
Yanks-BoSox looms
Scandalous offseason comes to close
April 3, 2005
Its nose bloodied by scandal, the oldest of American professional team sports is ready to get back to doing what it does best — playing baseball.
Fishing at Lone Star may soon be cheaper
April 3, 2005
The idea of not purchasing a Douglas County permit to fish at Lone Star Lake isn’t keeping Lawrence resident Bob Welch up at night.
Soccer group dedicates field to associate killed in car wreck
April 3, 2005
Steve Zinn didn’t play much soccer as a child. But Zinn was honored Saturday for his participation as a coach and board member in the Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. The Youth Sports Inc. Complex’s Field 12 was dedicated in his name.
City briefs
April 3, 2005
¢ Daylight-saving time springs clocks forward ¢ Group to address integrity in campaign ¢ Seminar explains services for disabled ¢ EPA seeks input on ammunition plant ¢ Hall Center ceremony set ¢ Expert to speak on global market ¢ Free information available at Haskell
Pet post
April 3, 2005
Author gleans inspiration from sneezy frustration
April 3, 2005
An idea came to Eudora resident Stephanie Pascua during a long car ride with her husband and her infant daughter.
Insurgents launch attack at Abu Ghraib
April 3, 2005
More than three dozen insurgents launched an audacious strike Saturday evening against the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, wounding 20 U.S. troops and a dozen Iraqi detainees.
In young hoops career, KU signee already has endured ups and Downs
April 3, 2005
Micah Downs is not a punk, and he is not a crybaby. But after the second half of Wednesday night’s McDonald’s All-American game, that probably was a popular opinion among Kansas University basketball faithful who watched the Jayhawk signee during the all-star showcase.
Inventor, Kansas senator back idea to thwart ATM holdups
April 3, 2005
Think of the four-digit PIN number for your automatic-teller card. Now, think of it with the four digits in reverse order. Now imagine doing that with a gun held to your back.
What happened to other characters in Capote’s book?
April 3, 2005
Among the figures who played a prominent role in the Clutter murder case but were underrepresented by Truman Capote in “In Cold Blood” were Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents Harold Nye, Roy Church and Clarence Duntz. Nye, Church and Duntz worked closely with KBI agent Al Dewey Jr., along with Finney County and Garden City law enforcement, in solving the Clutter case.
Commentary: Baseball book worth its hefty weight
April 3, 2005
Looking for a good book? Have an affinity for page-turners that never run out of pages?
Missouri prosecutors threaten to stop using deputy medical examiner
District attorneys concerned about alcohol problems
April 3, 2005
Prosecutors in four northwest Missouri counties are threatening to send autopsies elsewhere to avoid work by a deputy medical examiner whose credibility has been questioned in the past.
Educators mixed on Legislature’s plan
April 3, 2005
After 76 days of working to improve education funding, legislators must wait a few more to know whether they passed the test.
Horoscopes
April 3, 2005
Faces and places
April 3, 2005
The Motley Fool
April 3, 2005
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Short-term savings ¢ The new Sara Lee
Flights of fancy
Atrium features butterflies in all their glory
April 3, 2005
The butterfly settled almost unnoticed on Tina Parks’ braided hair. Its black-and-white wings stirred occasionally as a reminder that it was no mere fashion accessory.
Powell, Head power Illini as defense stifles Cardinals
Carolina, Illinois roll into title game
April 3, 2005
Staring into the sea of orange in the stands, the Illinois players raised their forefingers high above their heads. The No. 1 team in the country needs just one more victory, and 100 years of waiting for a championship will be over.
Aggies thump sluggish Jayhawks, 13-1
Bunge hopes postgame meeting wakes up KU
April 3, 2005
It was one of those games for the Kansas University softball team that required a serious heart-to-heart talk between players and coaches afterwards.
Congress’ credibility at stake in budget debate
April 3, 2005
The fragile credibility of the Republican Congress faces a severe test in the next two weeks.
Centenarian continues active, independent lifestyle from her home
April 3, 2005
Sliding a fresh batch of toffee crunch bars from the oven, Estelle Lewis placed the sweet confection on a plate.
Poet’s Showcase
April 3, 2005
John Paul II reached across religious barriers during time as pope
April 3, 2005
When John Paul II stepped across the threshold of the Great Synagogue of Rome on April 13, 1986, it marked a milestone analogous to Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon. If not quite “a giant leap for mankind,” it certainly was for the two faiths involved.
Briefly
April 3, 2005
¢ Lawmaker wants Giuliani to repay speaking fee ¢ Australian chopper crash kills nine ¢ Testimony: Iraqi general beaten before death ¢ Sen. John Heinz III died with $423M
Briefly
April 3, 2005
¢ Abbas dismisses key security chief ¢ Police detain two massacre suspects ¢ N. Korea wants Japan to withdraw from talks
Direction on dying a gift to families
April 3, 2005
What now will be the legacy of Terri Schiavo? A country as polarized as her husband and parents, who could not even agree on the interment of her body? A Congress so craven that it passes a law turning every such case into every such circus? An issue so politicized that a list of the parents’ financial supporters is being marketed to every conservative fund-raiser?
Battle with stubborn pig inspires a troubling tirade
April 3, 2005
The toy-like piglets had evolved into 300-pound behemoths in just six months. It was time to take them “to market,” euphemistically speaking. But first they must be coaxed from the pen to the trailer, a project that filled me with dread.
New GI Bill
Congress needs to seize the moment and create proper benefits to our modern armed forces.
April 3, 2005
Joseph Galloway of Knight Ridder Newspapers has made one of the best suggestions to come along in a while: “A new generation of American war veterans is being born of the combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, and it is high time Congress crafted a new GI Bill with the same enhanced benefits that were provided for their grandfathers in World War II and Korea, and for their fathers and uncles who fought in Vietnam.”
Pope also a leader in secular world
April 3, 2005
In Eastern Europe, where both world wars began, the end of the Cold War began on Oct. 16, 1978, with a puff of white smoke, in Western Europe. It wafted over one of Europe’s grandest public spaces, over Michelangelo’s dome of St. Peter’s, over statues of the saints atop Bernini’s curving colonnade that embraces visitors to Vatican City. Ten years later, when the fuse that Polish workers had lit in a Gdansk shipyard had ignited the explosion that leveled the Berlin Wall, it was clear that one of the most consequential people of the 20th century’s second half was a Pole who lived in Rome, governing a city-state of 109 acres.
Cute Coulter
April 3, 2005
Childish hecklers
April 3, 2005
Hypocritical stand
April 3, 2005
Valid voices
April 3, 2005
Apology due
April 3, 2005
Lone Star Lake long on largemouth
April 3, 2005
Lone Star Lake should be a hot spot for largemouth bass this year.
CFAP boon to fishermen
April 3, 2005
Kansas fishermen should benefit now that Wildlife and Parks has launched the Community Fisheries Assistance Program.
Area fishing report
April 3, 2005
Spring turkey atlas now available
April 3, 2005
To help Kansans find places to hunt turkey, Wildlife and Parks has published a spring turkey hunting atlas.
Review: Drum Drum reveals rhythm nations of the South Pacific
April 3, 2005
Drum Drum, a contemporary music group based in Darwin, Australia, gave new meaning to the expression “rhythm nation” when it performed music and dances from Papua New Guinea Friday at the Lied Center. Papua New Guinea, a country north of Australia, has some 800 languages and 3,000 dialects, and Drum Drum performed an equally diverse repertoire of explosive percussion, with beats representative of the Melanesian and Polynesian cultures throughout the South Pacific region.
Sold on silver
On its 25th anniversary, Lawrence Art Auction attracting more artists and buyers than ever
April 3, 2005
As Mike Elwell remembers it, the situation was pretty dire. Word came that the Lawrence Arts Center would not be getting an annual grant on which it had come to depend. Director Ann Evans and company were faced with a choice: Either raise some money or start letting people go.
Miss Saigon’ headed to Lied
April 3, 2005
One of the most popular musicals of all time is headed for a two-night engagement at the Lied Center.
Author left mark on state
Book garnered Truman Capote the attention he so craved
April 3, 2005
In mid-December 1959, an eccentric writer from New York arrived on the rolling plains of western Kansas. Although Truman Capote had never been to the tiny town called Holcomb, he brought lofty intentions and ended up writing a book that defined himself and the town to the rest of the world forever.
Writing history: Capote’s novel has lasting effect on journalism
April 3, 2005
Madeleine Blais teaches Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” in journalism classes because it is compelling and beautiful, she said, a masterpiece.
To Kill a Mockingbird’ author helped Truman Capote break the ice in Kansas
April 3, 2005
Opinions vary about Truman Capote and his book, but another writer, who published a novel in the same time period, receives almost universal praise in Holcomb and Garden City for her talent and her presence.
What are you reading?
April 3, 2005
Arts notes
April 3, 2005
¢ Museum to share Lewis and Clark stories ¢ Orchestra to present season finale ¢ Linen expert to have program at museum ¢ Vocal ensemble to perform at church ¢ Emporia State to have writing workshop
Belly dancing is ‘art in motion’
April 3, 2005
The class begins simply enough, with a head roll, first to the left, then to the right. Then, to warm up the shoulders, you roll those, too. Next, you move the arms, then the chest, then the rib cage. Next come the hips rolls—oh, the hip rolls. And then you shake out the legs and wiggle the toes.
Luncheon to inform about heart disease
April 3, 2005
The American Heart Assn. is sponsoring a “Go Red for Women Luncheon” at 10:30 a.m. April 14 at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.
Road to growth
Development drives bond issue
April 3, 2005
Carol Meseraull can’t wait. Edward Alsop can’t stand it. And Ernie Butell — well, he just wants the phone calls to stop.
How to survive inflation
April 3, 2005
Inflation? What? Now? Yes. It’s a jolt, but in raising short-term interest rates recently the Federal Reserve said for the first time in four years that it was worried about rising prices. Inflation has been so low for so long it was easy to assume we’d never have to worry about it again.
KU holds scrimmage
April 3, 2005
The Kansas University football team conducted a two-hour closed scrimmage Saturday at Memorial Stadium, working on short-yardage and long-yardage situations as well as red-zone work.
Terri Schiavo’s body cremated, memorial planned
April 3, 2005
Terri Schiavo’s body was cremated Saturday as disagreements continued between her husband and her parents, who were unable to have their own independent expert observe her autopsy.
MLK celebrated on 37th anniversary of his assassination
April 3, 2005
The voice of Martin Luther King Jr. boomed again from the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church on Saturday as dozens of people gathered to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s assassination.
Relations between media and law enforcement have changed since 1959
April 3, 2005
Tony Jewell was sitting in church one Sunday morning in November 1959 when he got a call from KIUL Radio Station, where he worked. He was to cover a tragedy reported at the Clutter farm in Holcomb.
High school sweetheart recalls the day his life changed forever
Bob Rupp maintains resilient spirit through years of living with memories
April 3, 2005
Gently, without words, he props the picture frames on the kitchen countertop, so close they’re touching. One contains a black-and-white photograph of a young man, with dark hair, a strong jaw and a full lower lip. The other photo shows a girl, smiling tentatively and brushing her smooth face with a white-gloved hand. It’s his junior college picture, his wife’s engagement portrait.
Students spend months tracking book’s impact
April 3, 2005
Depth reporting courses have been a staple of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications for years. Students get experience in project reporting as each tackles a story within a larger topic. Some past projects have explored obesity, security after Sept. 11, 2001, and Cuba.
Hotline can answer Medicare-related questions
April 3, 2005
I am very confused about decisions I need to make regarding my Medicare-related health insurance. Where can I find someone to help me figure it out?
Calendar
April 3, 2005
Simien nation’s top senior
Jayhawk standout wins CLASS award
April 3, 2005
Wayne Simien was declared college basketball’s top senior Saturday night. Today, he will find out if he’s the No. 1 player.
Williams’ halftime rant wakes up May, Tar Heels
Carolina, Illinois roll into title game
April 3, 2005
For a while there, Roy Williams must have had flashbacks of Final Fours past. Not to worry. North Carolina is not Kansas University, and the Tar Heels have Williams just one victory away from that cherished national championship.
Mayfair early leader at BellSouth
Rain-plagued tournament shortened to 54 holes
April 3, 2005
Billy Mayfair was 4 under through 13 holes Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the first round of the rain-delayed BellSouth Classic, shortened to 54 holes after the stormy conditions wiped out the first two days of play.
Scientists: Breakdown in metabolism may lead to development of autism
April 3, 2005
Many autistic children share a chronic flaw in the body’s natural defenses against oxygen free radicals — corrosive molecules in the body that can severely damage developing brain cells, scientists said Saturday in San Diego.
Teen killed after refusing to kiss shooter
April 3, 2005
For Elisa Hernandez, no meant no — and a tragic death at age 15.
People
April 3, 2005
¢ Comedians deliver humor, testimony at Jackson trial ¢ Loren honored in Istanbul ¢ Singer makes surprise visit ¢ Osborne, daughter withdraw from London’s ‘Monologues’ ¢ Evel Knievel’s son to jump into reality TV spotlight
Pilgrims flock to St. Peter’s Square
April 3, 2005
The crowd of many thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square went suddenly silent when a Vatican official announced Pope John Paul II had died.
Tradition dictates mourning, succession
April 3, 2005
With the death of Pope John Paul II, a centuries-old tradition of mourning and succession begins.
Bombs create fear in Lebanon
April 3, 2005
Even for the war-hardened Lebanese, four explosions in two weeks are too much to cope with.
John Paul II dies at 84
26-year papacy comes to an end
April 3, 2005
Pope John Paul II, who helped topple communism in Europe and left a deeply conservative stamp on the church that he led for 26 years, died Saturday night in his Vatican apartment, ending a long public struggle against debilitating illness. He was 84.
Lawrence Catholics celebrate pope’s life
April 3, 2005
Kansas University student Tim Wurtz was out for a jog Saturday afternoon when he heard the announcement over a car radio on the street — it was official: Pope John Paul II had died.
KU seniors dominate dual
April 3, 2005
Team scores were not kept Saturday during Kansas University’s rowing dual with Tulsa and Drake at Burcham Park.
A&M routs KU
Aggies explode for 12-4 victory
April 3, 2005
A night after Kansas University’s baseball squad won a 12-inning thriller, the Jayhawks severely lapsed on Saturday in a 12-4 loss to the Aggies at Olsen Field.
Final two coaches popular
April 3, 2005
Choosing a sentimental favorite for Monday night’s NCAA championship will be tougher than usual.
Garcia takes blame for loss
April 3, 2005
Francisco Garcia blamed no one but himself for his worst performance of the NCAA Tournament.
Free State baseball blanked in tournament; Lawrence swept in twinbill
April 3, 2005
Free State High’s baseball team managed just two hits in a 4-0 loss to Claremore, Okla., on Saturday at the April State Festival.
Youth drawn to bike race
April 3, 2005
Coordinator Jim Whittaker knows the 10th-annual Mojo’s Spring Fling Criterium cycling series at Clinton Lake has become more than just a destination for competitive bikers.
Free State’s Pipkin second at No. 1 singles; FSHS third
April 3, 2005
Free State High’s Keith Pipkin went 2-1 and placed second at No. 1 singles, and Nick Martinez and Drew Schelar were runners-up at No. 2 doubles at the Emporia Tennis Invitational.
Clemens nailed in loss to K.C.
April 3, 2005
Roger Clemens was hit on the left wrist by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City’s Matt Stairs during the Houston Astros’ 3-0 exhibition loss to the Royals on Saturday night, but the Rocket didn’t think the injury was significant.
Righty Harden re-signs with A’s
April 3, 2005
The Oakland Athletics signed right-hander Rich Harden to a $9 million, four-year contract Saturday, a deal that includes a club option for 2009.
Vaughn out for season
April 3, 2005
Jacque Vaughn of the New Jersey Nets sustained a season-ending injury during Saturday night’s game, breaking a bone in his right foot early in the first quarter against the Orlando Magic.
Bulls belt Bobcats, stretch winning streak to nine
April 3, 2005
Not even injuries can slow down the Chicago Bulls.
House bill sets firearm transport standard
April 3, 2005
Local governments could no longer ban people from transporting unloaded firearms in a closed container under legislation approved Friday by the House.
Murray trial excerpts online
April 3, 2005
The murder trial that led to the conviction of a Kansas State University professor last month involved hundreds of exhibits — most notably, his nearly 10-hour videotaped statement to police.
Philip Louis Bay, Scottsdale, Ariz.
April 3, 2005
Arnold ‘Bud’ Bregman, New Port Richey
April 3, 2005
Lawrence commuter report
April 3, 2005
Bill responding to servitude case heads to governor
April 3, 2005
A bill drafted in response to the case of a Newton couple accused of physically and sexually abusing mentally ill adults in their care is headed to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
James William Black, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
April 3, 2005
On the street
April 3, 2005
Giants’ Bonds on DL
April 3, 2005
The San Francisco Giants placed Barry Bonds on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, the third time the slugger has been on the DL in his career.
KU tennis routed
April 3, 2005
Elizaveta Avdeeva earned Kansas University’s only victory in a 6-1 Big 12 Conference tennis loss Saturday to Baylor. KU will take on Texas Tech today in Lubbock, Texas.
Religion mixes with politics in marriage vote
Kansans to decide on Tuesday
April 3, 2005
After the Rev. Ken Grenz of Spring Hill United Methodist Church wrote in his church newsletter that the same-sex marriage amendment was contrary to Methodist teachings, leaflets were put on the windshields of cars in the church parking lot on Palm Sunday by a Republican Party group that urged a yes vote on the measure.
Briefcase
April 3, 2005
¢ Travelocity ‘finds’ Free State Brewery ¢ Chamber official completes program ¢ Name that company
The book that changed a town
Holcomb still deals with the pain and attention by Truman Capote’s novel
April 3, 2005
For almost 40 years, those first words of the book “In Cold Blood” have been most people’s introduction to a town that seems wholly unremarkable on the surface.
Flexibility required to survive globalization
April 3, 2005
The book “Future Shock” was written 35 years ago, but author Alvin Toffler has never stopped making bold pronouncements.
The Staircase’ doesn’t miss a step
Miniseries captures tale of murder
April 3, 2005
My verdict: “The Staircase” is one of the best TV programs I have ever seen.