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Lawrence High, Free State share field for scrimmages
August 21, 2005
For the first time this year, the Lawrence High and Free State High football teams scrimmaged Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Lions took the north end zone while the Firebirds took the south end zone.
Lawrence Datebook
August 21, 2005
 
Navy veteran named VFW All American
August 21, 2005
Sometime this week Vernon Russell will stand with 114 other Veterans of Foreign Wars post leaders at a national convention in Salt Lake City and realize how much his hard work in support of military veterans has paid off.
Abbas appropriates Gaza land for public use, sets election date
August 21, 2005
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas signed a decree Saturday appropriating Jewish settlement land for public use once Israel’s evacuation of Gaza is complete, and he scheduled postponed Palestinian legislative elections for Jan. 25.
Murphy shines in Firebirds’ new spread offense
August 21, 2005
During the summer, Free State High football coach Bob Lisher changed offenses. On Saturday, quarterback Ryan Murphy showed why.
London police to continue to allow deadly force policy
Brazilian’s death prompts minor changes in procedure
August 21, 2005
London’s Metropolitan Police said Saturday the department has reviewed the use of deadly force against suspected terrorists after the killing of an innocent man, but has made only minor changes.
Aquatic Center to be closed during week
August 21, 2005
Beginning Monday, the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center will be open only on Fridays and weekends.
Debate begins on inmate religious meetings
August 21, 2005
Recent arrests have focused attention on a potential terrorism danger that federal officials have been warning about - that inmates in state prison systems are particularly susceptible to radical Islamist ideology.
The Ballad of Black Jack’ auditions set
August 21, 2005
Actors, singers and volunteers of all ages are sought for roles in the 19th production of “The Ballad of Black Jack,” a musical stage production about Douglas County’s Bleeding Kansas heritage.
Wash away your cares
Hot Springs spa continues tradition of ‘taking the waters’
August 21, 2005
Take off your clothes and lift up your arms. Put your head back and your feet here. Sit down. Stand up. Lie here. Roll over. And finally - drink this.
Kurdish rebel group announces cease-fire
August 21, 2005
A Kurdish rebel group fighting for autonomy in Turkey’s southeast announced a one-month cease-fire Friday and said it planned to pursue indirect negotiations with the government.
Breakthrough
Malaysian author’s international success buoys his country’s literary hopes
August 21, 2005
Tash Aw was tired of reading romanticized accounts of Southeast Asia in British colonial-era novels where - as he puts it - “white men in smoking jackets sit around drinking gin.”
Playwright prefers life unscripted
Wanderlust brought KU prof, EAT founder to Lawrence
August 21, 2005
Paul Lim has set the stage for success through the years as the sole English professor teaching playwriting at Kansas University and founder of the English Alternative Theatre.
Cardboard boats take to lake
Sink or swim, race goes on
August 21, 2005
Janice McKee watched as members of a cardboard boat shaped like a hot dog maneuvered their way through the waters of Clinton Lake.
KU soccer intense in exhibition
Smith nearly ejected; freshmen play solid minutes
August 21, 2005
Someone forgot to tell Kansas University soccer standout Caroline Smith that Saturday’s game against Drake was an exhibition.
Current Jayhawks rout alumni, 3-0
Phenomenal’ freshman class debuts for KU
August 21, 2005
They might be old-school, but Kansas University’s alumni volleyball team wouldn’t let the current Jayhawks school them Saturday night at Horejsi Center.
Trojans no shock atop poll
Texas right behind at No. 2; OU tapped No. 7
August 21, 2005
Here’s why Southern California is No. 1 in the Associated Press preseason football poll: Every player who scored a touchdown in the Trojans’ 55-19 victory over Oklahoma in last season’s Orange Bowl still is playing for USC. And so is Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart, who threw five TD passes.
Iron Maiden leaves its mark
August 21, 2005
Heavy metal band Iron Maiden has put its mark in concrete - along with the bony hand of its album cover skeleton mascot, “Eddie.”
Martin: Woodpecker debate illustrates how science should work
August 21, 2005
If you’ve been asleep since late April, you’ve missed a fascinating scientific discussion about the existence - or not - of the ivory-billed woodpecker.
B-25 bomber flight to reunite ‘Rosie’ with other riveters
August 21, 2005
Wanda Weaver’s co-workers just called her “Rosie.” After all, her middle name is Rose and the nickname fit her job description.
Horoscopes
August 21, 2005
 
Fall TV
Law firm serves as setting for new comedies
August 21, 2005
You say you like a drama where aliens imperil planet Earth? Well, brace yourself for three new intruders: ABC’s “Invasion,” CBS’ “Threshold” and NBC’s “Surface.”
Designing women
August 21, 2005
Kristen Ferrell is no snob. The 29-year-old Lawrence artist - with her mane of dreads and arms sleeved in tattoos - made paintings that were fresh and edgy enough to pack the youthful Olive Gallery with a legion of hipsters at the opening of her July show.
Quantrill’s legacy differs on each side of border
A war that rages still …
August 21, 2005
One hundred and forty-two years ago today, William C. Quantrill and his band of more than 300 Missouri ruffians rode into Lawrence, murdered most of the menfolk and set fire to all but a few homes and businesses. In a span of three hours, 85 women were widowed, and 250 children lost their fathers.
History buffs shown slice of life on the Civil War front
August 21, 2005
Soldiers serving in the Civil War had to have at least two teeth in order to shoot a musket. They had to bite off paper surrounding gun powder, then quickly load it into their muskets.
Top Army general says U.S. might need to maintain presence in Iraq 4 more years
August 21, 2005
It’s no secret that the Pentagon is eyeing a possible cut in U.S. troop levels in Iraq next year. Less well known is that Army planners are preparing for quite a different scenario: that they will have to sustain, through multiple rotations, the current number of troops for another four years.
Recent sex crime serves as reminder
Most incidents involve acquaintance of victim
August 21, 2005
Mention the phrase “sex offender,” and many parents think of a suspicious man trying to give a child candy. “They’re looking for the stranger in the truck pulling up at the curb,” Assistant Dist. Atty. David Melton said.
County community foundation celebrates five years
August 21, 2005
More than 200 people gave a standing ovation Saturday to Douglas County Community Foundation founder Tensie Oldfather during the five-year celebration of the public charitable organization.
City group renews focus on diversity
After two-year hiatus, committee works to stop discrimination
August 21, 2005
Even bigots can be subtle. But subtle doesn’t make discrimination any more tolerable, said members of a reborn city advisory group dedicated to fostering the city’s diversity.
Area restaurants receive fines
August 21, 2005
Eight Lawrence restaurants and one in Tonganoxie received fines from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, according to a report released Friday.
Bobcat family seen in neighborhood
August 21, 2005
Sharon Patton noticed some interesting visitors in her backyard Saturday afternoon.
Concert to benefit prison program
August 21, 2005
Six vocalists will be featured as a joint concert with Clyde Bysom’s Jazzhaus band and Don Mueller’s Attune singers recall music of the ‘40s and ‘50s today at Plymouth Congregational Church.
Book digs up history of Kansas’ old coal mining towns
August 21, 2005
The pictures would never have been seen if he hadn’t picked the book up out of the trash. The man noticed it lying in a waste basket of a coal mining company that was getting ready to shut down. He snatched it up and gave it to a friend, who happened to be Betty Ales-DeVoss’ brother.
Animal trainer earns his stripes working with zeedonk
Hutchinson handler works with exotic not-so-exotic breeds
August 21, 2005
Carlos didn’t know what a harness was. He didn’t even know how to lead. And Willis Nisly had never seen anything like the zeedonk - deep gray in color with black stripes from head to hoof. But still, the soft-spoken man was determined.
Pope urges Muslims to combat terrorism
August 21, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI decried the “cruel fanaticism” of terrorism Saturday and urged Muslims to join Christians in trying to combat its spread.
Discovery faces another delay
August 21, 2005
Space shuttle Discovery will have to wait a day to complete the last leg of its trip home.
Homework help available
Retirees, companies offer assistance with assignments
August 21, 2005
Robert Stewart, the man behind the “Ask Dr. Bob” Web service, is glad to answer any questions students may have about oceans. But he draws the line when students ask him to complete entire homework assignments. When one student e-mailed a list of 10 questions from an assignment on octopuses, he replied simply with a link to a Web site about them.
Retirement planning can be life saver
August 21, 2005
How do you know when you have enough money to retire? A. The doctor gives you six months to live. B. You win the Powerball. C. Your children invite you to live in their basements. D. You discover you want to spend your sunset years serving Big Macs.
Free reads
KU students help businesses through consulting class
August 21, 2005
James Hill never dreamed he’d open up his ledger books, disclose business goals or share shop secrets with a team of consultants. Especially not for a class project.
Lance Armstrong takes on ‘Tour de Crawford’
August 21, 2005
It’s no yellow jersey, but President Bush on Saturday presented Lance Armstrong with another shirt to show off his biking experiences: a red, white and blue T-shirt emblazoned “Tour de Crawford.”
Northwest still flying during strike
Airline says strike contingency plan working ‘flawlessly’
August 21, 2005
Northwest Airlines jets roared into the sky over the heads of striking mechanics Saturday as the nation’s fourth-largest carrier turned over its maintenance to replacement workers on Day 1 of the industry’s first major walkout in seven years.
Time running out for group to save Hendrix’s former home
August 21, 2005
Time is running short for a group hoping to make the boyhood home of Jimi Hendrix the centerpiece of a community music center.
Friends, family celebrate author’s life with a bang
Remains of Hunter S. Thompson, ‘gonzo journalist’, fired from cannon
August 21, 2005
With a deafening boom, the ashes of Hunter S. Thompson were blown into the sky amid fireworks late Saturday as relatives and a star-studded crowd bid an irreverent farewell to the founder of “gonzo journalism.”
Constitutional deadline nears
August 21, 2005
Sunni Arabs complained Saturday they were being sidelined in talks on the new constitution only two days before the deadline and warned that their community will reject the document if it is submitted to parliament without Sunni consent.
Kickers in limelight at LHS scrimmage
August 21, 2005
Abby Vestal and Chris Cates were standing by themselves on the sideline when a Lawrence High assistant football coach told them what they already knew.
Chiefs’ first string solid, but backups flounder
August 21, 2005
If success this season hinges on backup quarterbacks, the Arizona Cardinals appear to be in much better shape than the Kansas City Chiefs.
Believe! Royals hold on
K.C. fights blunders to end 19-game slide
August 21, 2005
The Kansas City Royals ended baseball’s longest losing streak in 17 years Saturday night, defeating the Oakland Athletics, 2-1, to snap a club-record 19-game skid.
Rush could pick early this week
August 21, 2005
Brandon Rush, a 6-foot-6 guard from Kansas City, Mo., might end his recruiting saga early this week. “Maybe Monday,” a source close to the Rush family said.
Meet the Chalmers
New Jayhawk hoops family happy to settle in Lawrence
August 21, 2005
After 23 years in arctic Alaska, Ronnie and Almarie Chalmers relocated their family July 4 to hot-as-a-firecracker Kansas. But seven weeks of scalding temperatures haven’t made the Chalmers family — son Mario is a freshman basketball guard at Kansas University — blow a fuse.
Griffith, Monarchs edge Storm
August 21, 2005
Yolanda Griffith scored a season-high 26 points Saturday, helping the Sacramento Monarchs beat the Seattle Storm, 75-65, in a matchup of the top teams in the Western Conference.
Chargers suspend tight end
August 21, 2005
Antonio Gates didn’t meet the San Diego Chargers’ ultimatum to sign a contract by Saturday afternoon, meaning the defending AFC West champions will be without their All-Pro tight end for at least the season opener against Dallas.
Angels’ Santana stifles Sox
L.A. tops Boston in battle of division leaders
August 21, 2005
Ervin Santana had no idea the Boston Red Sox were by far the most potent offensive team in the major leagues. Perhaps that was a good thing.
Commentary: Steroid denials have a false ring
August 21, 2005
As a congressional committee heard varying degrees of denial during its steroids hearings last spring - hear no evil, see no evil, shoot no evil - at least one speaker seemed a little surprised.
Poll proves talent skewed to South
August 21, 2005
The battle for the Big 12 South is shaping up to be quite a doozy. With four teams ranked in the Associated Press preseason poll released Saturday, the chase for the division title could come down to the last weekend of the season when Texas travels to Texas A&M the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Pump patrol
August 21, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.55 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
In 2005, the more things change … USC stays the same
Coaching changes, replay take back seat to Trojans’ dominance
August 21, 2005
What’s new in college football in 2005? Plenty, starting with nearly 20 percent of Division I-A head coaches. Eight conferences will use instant replay for the first time, six leagues will welcome first-year members, and a new poll will help determine which teams play in the Bowl Championship Series.
Schilling to start against Royals
August 21, 2005
Curt Schilling will return to the starting rotation Thursday night after an inconsistent stint as Boston’s closer. “We’ve wanted all along to get him back in the rotation,” manager Terry Francona said Saturday before the Red Sox played the Los Angeles Angels in a matchup of AL division leaders.
Morris earns 100th career victory
Cardinals hurler tops Giants, becomes 39th active pitcher to reach milestone
August 21, 2005
Matt Morris wasn’t focused on a milestone. He just wanted to get back in the win column. Morris earned his 100th victory, and Jim Edmonds scored twice, leading the St. Louis Cardinals past the San Francisco Giants, 4-2, Saturday.
Health organization: Air can be deadly in Asia
August 21, 2005
A smoky haze that shrouded parts of Southeast Asia this month, forcing schools and businesses to close, is just one element of an air pollution problem that kills hundreds of thousands of people in the region annually, the World Health Organization said.
Woods, Perry tied for NEC lead
Tiger to complete storm-interrupted third round today
August 21, 2005
Tiger Woods had a two-shot lead at the NEC Invitational when storms approached and play was stopped for three hours. He returned to hit three full shots - none of them good - and fell into a tie for the lead Saturday when the third round was suspended.
Missouri trout record falls
August 21, 2005
Bryan Chapman will be telling stories for years about the big one that almost got away.
Hunting seasons
August 21, 2005
 
Dove hunters likely to find two-edged drought sword
August 21, 2005
Missouri dove hunters should have little trouble finding birds this season. That’s the word from state resource scientist John Schulz.
Artificial bloodworms effective, but lack durability
August 21, 2005
I’m not much on new technology - I believe in doing things the old-fashioned way, even when it’s wrong. But a breakthrough on the fishing front made even this crusty curmudgeon take notice.
Former CIA agent behind leak law finds irony in ‘Rovegate’
August 21, 2005
Philip Agee, the renegade former CIA agent best known for blowing the covers of more than 1,000 colleagues, takes a certain satisfaction in watching the political storm brewing over the White House.
Pandacams draw devoted fans
Wildlife reality show offers ‘intimate’ look inside zoo
August 21, 2005
The four-pound cub lies next to Mei Xiang’s huge head, a study in black-and-white geometry. The National Zoo’s giant panda mother licks him, noisily, in slow motion, as they doze.
Kansas among states suing Taser
August 21, 2005
Police officers in Kansas and four other states have filed lawsuits against Arizona-based Taser International Inc., claiming they were seriously injured after being shocked with the electronic stun gun during training classes.
On the record
August 21, 2005
 
Woman sentenced for falsifying grades
August 21, 2005
A woman who admitted she falsified grades as a community college secretary has been sentenced to 18 months of probation. Dawn Kortz, 31, said she gave credit to seven Dodge City Community College football players for coursework they didn’t complete, though prosecutors said the fraud went deeper.
Gay marriage sparks rift with liberal Holland
August 21, 2005
When two women tried to register as a married couple in Aruba last year, people on this Dutch island protested against gay unions outside Parliament.
Soap opera set reopens after mercury scare
August 21, 2005
The soap opera “Guiding Light” was cleared to resume taping Friday after the cleanup of a mercury-contaminated set, officials said.
Singer recalls carjacking
August 21, 2005
Grammy-winning singer Marc Cohn says the bullet that lodged in his temple as he rode in a car after a Denver concert earlier this month seemed like “an abstraction” until he heard the footsteps of his alleged assailant and saw his own blood.
Horseback riding training session set
August 21, 2005
A training session for people wanting to volunteer for a fall therapeutic horseback riding course is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Pathways Animal Assisted Therapy, 811 N. 500 Road.
Democrat to challenge Morris for state board
August 21, 2005
The former mayor of Garden City plans to take on the Kansas State Board of Education member who is opposed to educating the children of illegal immigrants and once falsely accused him of being in the country illegally.
Lawrence commuter report
August 21, 2005
 
Pregnant woman’s body found; boyfriend arrested
August 21, 2005
Police discovered the remains of a missing pregnant woman and quickly arrested the father of her unborn child Saturday, ending an exhaustive, monthlong search.
Democratic leader resting after mini-stroke
August 21, 2005
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada spent Saturday with family and friends, his public appearances canceled after he experienced a brief “mini-stroke” that aides said caused no complications.
Pilot spots marijuana near sheriff’s facility
August 21, 2005
One of the largest marijuana crops seized in Orange County, Calif., was discovered within sight of the county sheriff’s communications center, tucked under trees in a rural area.
Survey: Busy workers tend to be happiest
Employees say boredom can take its toll
August 21, 2005
When Bruce Bartlett was the deputy assistant secretary for economic policy at the U.S. Treasury under George H.W. Bush, boredom occasionally drove him from his cushy Washington office to seek relief at the movie theater. One afternoon, he ran into a friend who was a senior official in another department.
Company provides ‘discreet’ thank you service
August 21, 2005
Overwrought brides and grooms who don’t mind a guilty conscience might want to take note of a new wedding service - professional thank-you-note-writing.
The Motley Fool
August 21, 2005
¢ Name that company ¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Scotts profits wilt ¢ Bad financing ¢ Look to the future ¢ It’s grim but important
Congressman Moore to address meeting
August 21, 2005
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., will discuss Social Security, health care and other topics facing Congress during a National Delegation Series luncheon Wednesday in Lawrence.
Japanese vet student visits Lawrence office
August 21, 2005
A Lawrence veterinarian’s office helped groom the education of a college student from Japan.
Faces and places
August 21, 2005
 
Bankruptcies
August 21, 2005
The following Douglas County residents or businesses filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas, during the week ending Thursday.
KU planning children’s drama lessons
August 21, 2005
Kansas University’s theater and film department will offer free after-school drama classes this fall for students in first through sixth grades.
Topeka Symphony announces auditions
August 21, 2005
The Topeka Symphony has openings for principal viola, section viola, viola and bass for the upcoming season.
Arkansas arts festival now largest in region
August 21, 2005
The eighth annual Fayetteville Arts Festival has expanded its programming to become the largest festival of its kind in the region. To accompany the already popular visual arts booths, the festival will be jam-packed with film, theatre, dance, poetry and music. The festival runs Tuesday through Aug. 28.
BTK’s ex-wife found poem about victim
Serial killer told spouse it was a class assignment
August 21, 2005
The woman who was married to serial killer Dennis Rader for more than 30 years once found a draft of a poem he wrote about one of his victims, but Rader said in his confession to authorities that he convinced her the piece was for a college class assignment.
Animal workers dumbfounded by number of burned dogs
August 21, 2005
Animal welfare workers are concerned by a spate of stray dogs found with what appear to be chemical burns.
Firefighter injured after lightning hits building
August 21, 2005
Thunderstorms moving across Kansas on Friday brought large hail, at least one tornado and lightning that sparked a fire at a vacant apartment building in Topeka.
U.N. findings support Iran’s claims on uranium
August 21, 2005
U.N. nuclear agency tests have concluded that traces of highly enriched uranium on centrifuge parts were from imported equipment - rather than from any enrichment activities by Iran, a senior Western diplomat said Saturday
Several rocket attack suspects arrested
August 21, 2005
Police detained several suspects on Saturday as the hunt widened for the attackers who fired and supplied the rockets that narrowly missed a U.S. Navy ship anchored in the bay of this Red Sea port best known for beach vacations and Mideast summits.
Farm quarantined in search for bird flu
August 21, 2005
Russian officials have quarantined a large poultry farm in Siberia because of a suspected outbreak of bird flu, news reports said Saturday.
Bomb explosion kills at least three police
August 21, 2005
A bomb detonated by remote control killed at least three police officers on patrol in Dagestan on Saturday, the latest violence to hit the troubled Russian region amid continuing fears about spreading violence in the Caucasus.
Astronauts recall emotional mission
August 21, 2005
The seven astronauts who fearlessly got NASA and its space shuttles flying again are still marveling over the world’s passionate reaction to their safe return.
Town celebrates centennial of treaty
August 21, 2005
The coastal city of Portsmouth revels in its rich Colonial past and is looking back to a more recent historical era as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the treaty that ended the Russo-Japanese War.
Hundreds of thousands gather for World Youth Day
August 21, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI traveled in his popemobile to the rain-soaked Marienfeld, a former coal mine near the town of Kerpen outside Cologne for an outdoor evening service as part of the four-day Catholic youth festival.
Senior Calendar
August 21, 2005
 
Wasteful display
August 21, 2005
To the editor: On Saturday, Aug. 13, there were two pictures I found disgusting in the Journal-World. The pictures at the bottom of page 5E show a “Girl Scout camp tradition.” The young girls and camp aides are throwing food at each other.
Country icon to croon exclusively for Wal-Mart
August 21, 2005
Country superstar Garth Brooks has signed an exclusive multiyear contract with Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Stick to facts
August 21, 2005
To the editor: It’s good to have discussion about the South Lawrence Trafficway, but let’s try to stick to the facts.
Supply costs
August 21, 2005
To the editor: I read with interest Rich Minder’s letter to the editor concerning the frustrating and time-consuming process of buying school supplies.
GOP opportunity
August 21, 2005
To the editor: I was amused and saddened to read E. Kent Hayes letter, “Real patriots.” At first, I had to check the date at the top of the paper because I thought this was a letter from 1985 since it was using the same baseless rhetoric that Democrats used 20 years ago.
Hot topic
August 21, 2005
To the editor: I am an animal lover. I will admit it. My pets are my best friends.
Misguided dreams may doom Gaza future
August 21, 2005
While TV cameras zoom in on Israeli settlers leaving Gaza, the real story remains blurred. That story is not settlers screaming at Israeli soldiers who are asking them to go. Nor is it Israel’s historic decision to quit this tiny enclave that it occupied for 38 years.
Political timing
If a lawsuit on Kansas abortion laws was such a high priority, why did the attorney general wait so long to file it?
August 21, 2005
It’s sometimes said that timing is everything. That statement is particularly applicable to the political arena, and there is, perhaps, no more savvy politician in Kansas than Atty. Gen. Phill Kline.
Nature carries lessons about political evolution
August 21, 2005
Don’t shudder at that New Hampshire dateline. I’m not about to tell you that the presidential candidates are climbing over themselves in preparation for the first presidential primary. They’re not.
Iran, Iraq pose policy dilemmas
August 21, 2005
Delicately dealing simultaneously with Iran and Iraq, U.S. policy regarding the former is preposterous yet useful, and U.S. policy regarding the latter is lucid but delusional. Regarding Iran, the faded and tattered flag of arms control is being unfurled for yet another pious salute, the predictable result of which will be redundant confirmation of the axiom that arms control is impossible until it is unimportant.
Paisley tops charts with ‘Alcohol’
August 21, 2005
Country singer Brad Paisley has to be feeling a little like a bartender these days.
Best Bets
August 21, 2005
 
Celebrity birthdays
August 21, 2005
Israeli political leader Shimon Peres is 82. Singer Kenny Rogers is 67. Rock-n’-roll musician James Burton is 66. Actress Kim Cattrall is 49. Actor Cody Kasch (“Desperate Housewives”) is 18.
Tips on how to recover from heat cramps
August 21, 2005
Strenuous exercise and a hot environment do not necessarily make a good combination. You could be setting the stage for a painful attack of heat cramps.
How to treat neck pain
August 21, 2005
Never ignore a pain in the neck - and we’re not talking about that fellow employ with annoying habits. The bones, muscle and tissue found in our cervical spine supports a lot of stress, and can prove vulnerable to injury and disorders.
Marathon madness
More runners finishing race despite toll it can take on body
August 21, 2005
Susan Darcy had a good friend who had just turned 50 and did one. And then all her friends in her running and walking group did it, too. She and her husband, Mike, were running only about 10 miles a week, but they figured if others could do one, they could do it too. So, they joined the increasing number of people running marathons as they finished the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon.
Confessions’ a bleakly comic collection
August 21, 2005
It would be wrong to call Hollis Gillespie the female David Sedaris, but they could be a tag team. Besides writing short, funny and from the heart and sharing the embrace of National Public Radio, both have a hard-knocks sensibility that escaped the collegiate bland machine.
What are you reading?
August 21, 2005
 
Best Sellers
August 21, 2005
 
Anderson: Dad-friendly tips for new school year
August 21, 2005
Aside from teachers, moms get the lion’s share of the credit for our children’s success in school, and deservedly so. Most often they are the ones who lay down the law on homework, take the kids back-to-school shopping, and fret over not being able to find a package of thin-point erasable markers with two blue pens.
Miami miserable in loss
Steelers take advantage of 7 fumbles
August 21, 2005
Back at LSU, coach Nick Saban’s solution for this type of problem would have been to pull one or two of his highly recruited players and plug in a couple of others. In the NFL, it’s not quite that easy.
True to the trees
Two years after severing his own arm, Colorado hiker stays committed to his love of everything outdoors
August 21, 2005
As he sawed through the final strands of his own tissue and skin with a dull blade, Aron Ralston was overcome with emotion, awash in a wave of euphoria unlike anything he had felt.
Poet’s Showcase
August 21, 2005
Risk by Michael Johnson