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Poet’s Showcase
February 20, 2005
Briefly
February 20, 2005
¢ Supreme Court to hear eminent domain case ¢ American Indians protest fence at school ¢ Famous desegregation judge dies at 86
Social Security reform stymied by politics
February 20, 2005
At this early stage of the game, Social Security reform, President Bush’s No. 1 domestic goal, is hanging by a thread. House Republican leaders are reluctant to force members to vote on the issue unless there is a clear prospect of Senate approval. And the votes to break a filibuster and pass it in the Senate are just not there at this time.
Not in vain
February 20, 2005
Action justified
February 20, 2005
Moving evening
February 20, 2005
Bush’s budget-cutting is a myth
February 20, 2005
As part of his plan to trim some expensive Pentagon weapons projects and control the federal budget, President Bush is proposing to halt funding for the F/A-22 Raptor stealth fighter built by Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas.
Rebuilding U.S.-Europe ties will take time
February 20, 2005
Halfway through a Gerhard Schroeder speech that was being scrutinized down to its last umlaut by a hall full of American diplomats, politicians and scribes, I scrawled a note to myself: Oblivious, stubborn or clairvoyant?
Missouri cuts trout limit to four
February 20, 2005
Plenty of fish and less competition will greet anglers at Missouri’s annual trout opener March 1.
Lake Henry has fresh trout supply
February 20, 2005
Lake Henry, a three-acre impoundment at Clinton State Park, received a stocking Thursday of 500 rainbow trout. Most of the fish measured 10 to 12 inches long, with some measuring more than 14 inches.
Outdoors briefs
February 20, 2005
¢ Camp Alexander site of turkey seminar ¢ Youth essay contest has $100 top prize ¢ Neosho WA produced record duck numbers
Wine country sees off-season buzz
February 20, 2005
Staring at the lush green Santa Ynez Valley lined with rows of vines, I move my hand in a circular motion, the stem of the glass between my fingers, the wine swishing around. I tilt the glass back as my eager palate awaits the oncoming rush of flavors.
Masons display history
February 20, 2005
Missouri’s Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons want to shed light on the history of their fraternity with a new museum and library.
Seniors calendar
February 20, 2005
Relieve the tension
February 20, 2005
In this stress-filled world, there’s never enough time to exercise. And if you do carve out 15 frantic minutes for a workout, it’s all about stair-stepping until your buns burn, waiting on weights and crunching until the cows come home.
Coldness can snap thirst regulator
Winter workouts require water, too
February 20, 2005
Ever wonder why an outdoor workout in cold weather doesn’t leave you gasping for the water bottle nearly as much as a similar summer exertion? Well, sidle up to the water filter and draw yourself a tall cool one, folks. It’s biology lesson time.
Liposuction not recommended for pets
February 20, 2005
The Palm Beach Post reported a Chihuahua named Pumpkin lost about 12 ounces — via liposuction. On a recent visit to Boca Greens Animal Hospital in Boca Raton, Fla., Pumpkin was doing well and down from 12.1 pounds to 11.4 pounds, which still puts the small dog among the ranks of America’s obese pets (more than 20 percent over their target weight). According to the Chihuahua Club of America, Chihuahuas shouldn’t exceed 6 pounds.
Books explore friendship and freedom
February 20, 2005
Readers from 7 to 17 can explore what life has been like for black Americans by turning to current books that offer both fact and fiction, presented in hard-to-put-down story lines.
Library programs to focus on ‘Blue Horses Rush In’
February 20, 2005
Read Across Lawrence, in its sixth year, encourages the entire community to read and discuss the same book during February and March. The 2005 selection is “Blue Horses Rush In,” a collection of poetry and short stories by former Kansas University English professor Luci Tapahonso. Free copies of the book meant to be read and passed on are circulating around town. A select number of copies are also available for limited-time checkout at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Artist brings costumes to life
Company makes mannequins of Star Wars figures
February 20, 2005
This must be the surface of a strange moon, sifted with pale dust. Obi-Wan Kenobi is here.
How to pick best Section 529 plan
Kansas among top broker-sold funds
February 20, 2005
On the surface, Section 529 college investment plans look like such a good deal: Put money in, watch it grow for years, then take it out to pay college or graduate school bills — without any federal tax on your profits.
U.S. tourism becomes casualty in war on terror
Travel industry blames intense security, lack of advertising for decline in vacationers
February 20, 2005
Mickey Mouse has a bone to pick with Uncle Sam. Some U.S. travel executives — including those who run Disneyland and Walt Disney World — think the government needs to do more to improve the country’s image with foreign tourists, who increasingly are choosing other places for their vacations.
J.Lo wins over crowd at Fashion Week finale
February 20, 2005
Jennifer Lopez took the final bow at New York Fashion Week after debuting a collection that hit on some of the trends to look for next fall — metallics, embellishment, high waists and loose shapes.
Arts notes
February 20, 2005
¢ Kansas writers invited to enter contest ¢ ‘Rainbow Fish’ to be staged at Lied ¢ Smoky Hill exhibition accepting entries
Evolutionary effects
KU painting professor explores link between evolution, creationism
February 20, 2005
Ivan Fortushniak’s not from around here. That’s evident as soon as the Michigan native launches into an explanation of his new exhibition at the Salina Art Center.
Japanese museums offer haven for Noguchi fans, other art buffs
February 20, 2005
Inside a sprawling ring built of roughhewn rocks, American sculptor Isamu Noguchi once said he “conversed with stones.”
At home with words
Navajo poet to return for Read Across Lawrence programs
February 20, 2005
Writer Luci Tapahonso has known many homes. She spent her childhood amid the regal mountains and painted deserts of Navajo country in Shiprock, N.M. A decade passed while she taught English at Kansas University, taking in Jayhawk basketball games and watching her grandbabies toddle across her front porch.
Books offer show-and-tell of black American history
February 20, 2005
The history of the civil rights movement in America is seen and heard in “We Shall Overcome” (Sourcebooks, $45).
What are you reading?
February 20, 2005
Enduring lessons: Kief’s owner plays to students
February 20, 2005
John Kiefer proves that you don’t need a college degree to make it big in the business world. But if there’s one lesson he has learned after 45 years as owner of Kief’s Audio/Video, it’s that there’s no better place to set up shop than down the hill from Mount Oread.
Stewart survives scare, scores win
Busch series race winner avoids crash with 25 laps left
February 20, 2005
Tony Stewart drove through the grass, passed his buddy Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wound up in Victory Lane.
Mariners’ Sexson apologizes for DUI incident
February 20, 2005
Richie Sexson checked into the Seattle Mariners’ spring-training camp two days early Saturday, knowing he’d have to explain a Feb. 5 drunken-driving citation.
Report: Canseco owes thousands in taxes
February 20, 2005
Jose Canseco may need to use his book advance to pay back taxes.
HINU women fall in finale
February 20, 2005
Haskell Indian Nations University’s women’s basketball season concluded Saturday with a 77-66 loss at York College.
KU track completes Big 12 tuneup
February 20, 2005
Kansas University’s track and field team sent 11 Jayhawks to the Sooner Invitational on Saturday for one final tuneup before next week’s Big 12 Indoor Championships in Lincoln, Neb.
Bulldogs drop KU in tennis
February 20, 2005
Yale University handed Kansas University a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat in tennis Saturday.
Okie State dominates Texas Tech
Cowboys rout Red Raiders, ascend to tie with KU for first place in Big 12 Conference
February 20, 2005
In one quick flurry, JamesOn Curry got hot, and No. 8 Oklahoma State put away Texas Tech.
Eagles earn huge victory
Victory over Syracuse bumps BC’s Big East lead
February 20, 2005
Jared Dudley threw the ball in the air and let out a triumphant yell. Before long, the Boston College student body would join him on the court.
Lavender’s heroics lift OU over K-State
February 20, 2005
Drew Lavender was so jacked up after his improbable game-winning shot, he sprinted right past the visiting locker room at Bramlage Coliseum.
FSHS, LHS rule regional wrestling
Free State will send 12 to state, LHS qualifies 10
February 20, 2005
The city of Lawrence ganged up on the rest of the Class 6A wrestling regional at Shawnee Mission West as Free State and Lawrence High finished 1-2 in the standings, qualifying a combined 22 wrestlers for state.
Veritas prevails, 61-54
February 20, 2005
Veritas Christian took another step toward clinching the second seed for next week’s boys basketball sub-state tournament.
8 suicide attacks leave dozens dead in Iraq
February 20, 2005
Eight suicide bombers struck in quick succession Saturday in a wave of attacks that killed 55 people as Iraqi Shiites marched and lashed themselves with chains in ritual mourning of the 7th century death of a leader of their Muslim sect. Ninety-one people have been killed in violence in the past two days.
Bush secretly recorded by old friend before he was president
February 20, 2005
Private conversations with George Bush secretly taped by an old friend before he was elected president foreshadow some of his political strategies and appear to reveal that he acknowledged using marijuana, The New York Times reported Saturday.
Bush will seek to mend rifts with Europe during visit
February 20, 2005
President Bush is extending an olive branch to European leaders who opposed his Iraq policies. Recent international developments, plus a whirlwind charm offensive by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, have bolstered the prospects for a trans-Atlantic reconciliation.
Disease, cold killing Afghan children
February 20, 2005
Disease fueled by freezing weather has killed 128 Afghan children, and desperate parents are feeding their children opium in a bid to alleviate their suffering, the health minister said Saturday.
School plans said to be well off mark
Attorney for plaintiffs says GOP not adhering to court’s wishes
February 20, 2005
Republican school finance plans are nowhere near what the Kansas Supreme Court wants, according to the plaintiff’s attorney for school districts that successfully sued the state.
Tongie topples SFT
February 20, 2005
Ali Pistora and Heather Deaver each scored 10 points, and Tonganoxie knocked off Santa Fe Trail, 45-31, in high school girls basketball Saturday at SFT.
Baldwin eighth-grader wins the Douglas County Spelling Bee
Finishing letter perfect
February 20, 2005
What do the words “zucchini” and “occupancy” have in common?
Free dental clinic draws plenty of smiles
February 20, 2005
The numbers tell the story: 1,700 teeth pulled; 1,000 teeth filled; 320 cleanings; and 30 root canals.
Dad sentenced in slaying of son
Father sentenced to life in prison after shooting son during argument with wife
February 20, 2005
A man who shot and killed his son while arguing with his wife in a school parking lot was sentenced Friday to life in prison.
Students welcome teacher back after a year in Iraq
Soldier’s son filled in while he was gone
February 20, 2005
Steve Chamberlain received a big welcome back Friday when he returned to his teaching duties after a year in Iraq.
Lawrence commuter report
February 20, 2005
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
On the record
February 20, 2005
Corrections
February 20, 2005
A story in Saturday’s Journal-World had the incorrect date for the Lawrence NAACP’s annual Soul Food Dinner. The correct date is March 19.
Baylor survives Iowa St.
February 20, 2005
Iowa State had the right idea, focusing its defensive attention on Baylor’s two impressive post players and ignoring the poor-shooting guard.
I-Do Disasters
It can happen to you, even the nicest of brides.
February 20, 2005
You try so hard to think through every last detail of your big day, but I-Do Disaster strikes. For at least a minute, it seems like you should call off the wedding (or at least hide behind your veil). But fear not — as these disaster stories from real brides show, it is entirely possible that you’ll live to tell the tale, and even laugh about it later.
Be a Great Groom from A to Z
February 20, 2005
Popped the question? Great! Now here’s a crash course in everything you need to know to make it to the altar in one piece, from A to Z:
What’s new for bridesmaids?
February 20, 2005
Here are three trend ideas straight off the spring 2005 bridal runways.
How low will they go?
Jayhawks suffer 2nd straight loss
February 20, 2005
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self used the words pitiful, miserable, terrible, poor and out of synch to describe the Jayhawks’ offense Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
Woodling: Defense confused Kansas
February 20, 2005
Kirk Hinrich, at liberty during the NBA All-Star break, visited Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday, coincidentally with Kansas playing Iowa State.
KU women ‘out for blood’ against Nebraska
February 20, 2005
Give the Kansas University women’s basketball team credit. With a roster of 10 players — only seven of whom see significant minutes — the Jayhawks have mustered four league victories while navigating the treacherous Big 12 Conference.
Threes doom LHS to loss
February 20, 2005
The first quarter of Saturday’s boys basketball game between Lawrence High and Shawnee Mission North was an old-fashioned shootout between LHS guard David Freeman and SM North guard Eric Nitsche.
Destination: A Wedding
February 20, 2005
The trend to ditch mile-long wedding guest lists and hometown chapels in favor of faraway, sunny climes is catching on.
Inspiring Bouquets
February 20, 2005
Though the style of wedding flowers has blossomed throughout history, one thing has remained the same: Flowers mean something beyond what the eye can see.
Having fun as a host
Mothers of the bride, take note: Here’s how to make the most of the big day
February 20, 2005
Once your daughter is proudly wearing that wedding band, it’s time to breathe, enjoy a glass of wine and dance like proud parents should. Remember, it will be fine if some kinks creep up throughout the wedding. We guarantee no one will even notice.
Free State third at state swimming
February 20, 2005
Free State High senior Anthony Portela probably would have had a big smile Saturday if he could have seen Firebird coach Annette McDonald waving her arms wildly and screaming at him from the sidelines of the pool inside Ahearn Natatorium.
Stinson shines for Cyclones
February 20, 2005
Iowa State coach Wayne Morgan knew all along — forced to choose, he rather would have the dinged-up Curtis Stinson finish the game than start it.
Ailing Moody sits out loss
February 20, 2005
Christian Moody, who has been slowed by a left ankle injury the past month, now has a nasty left knee infection to deal with.
Notebook
February 20, 2005
Former Jayhawks Kirk Hinrich (Chicago Bulls) and Billy Thomas (New Jersey Nets) took advantage of the NBA All-Star break to attend Saturday’s game.
Cyclones tear through KU fans’ confidence
Insult to injury: Jayhawks lose 2nd straight in OT — this time at home
February 20, 2005
Like many Jayhawk fans across the country Saturday, Chris Haldin and Perry Warhurst licked their wounds and dissected Kansas University’s stunning home-court loss in overtime to Iowa State.
Johnson County sued over tax overpayment
Company paid $118,000 extra because of misplaced decimal
February 20, 2005
Johnson County officials are fighting to keep $118,800 in taxes overpaid by a Chicago company that misplaced a decimal point.
Earnhardt team back in business
February 20, 2005
A week ago, just about everybody was convinced that the Dale Earnhardt Inc. team’s Daytona dominance was done. Forget it.
Stern says progress being made on labor agreement
February 20, 2005
Asked to name the specific areas where they’ve made progress on a new collective bargaining agreement, NBA commissioner David Stern and union director Billy Hunter pursed their lips and slowly turned toward each other.
All-Star game carries no clear-cut theme
February 20, 2005
A mile above sea level, just a little to the left of America’s midsection, the NBA All-Star game has arrived lacking a clear-cut theme.
Rousing wedding receptions
February 20, 2005
Sure, you go to a reception and expect some dancing, a nice meal and a few traditional gestures, but wait - there’s more.
Find the perfect gown
February 20, 2005
One thing brides can agree on is that it’s all about the gown.
Ask Carley
Your questions answered, your problems solved.
February 20, 2005
Your questions answered, your problems solved.
Former presidents tour tsunami sites
February 20, 2005
Former President Bill Clinton’s voice trembled with emotion as he and George H.W. Bush put aside their once-bitter political rivalry Saturday in the intense heat of a Thai fishing village where children gave the American politicians drawings of giant waves sweeping away their relatives.
Senate to debate death penalty
Prosecutors leery about changing law before case gets to Supreme Court
February 20, 2005
Prosecutors have warned Kansas legislators that tinkering with the state’s death penalty law this year could end up keeping seven convicted murderers, once condemned to die, off death row forever.
Appier eyes spot in Royals’ rotation
At 37, veteran is oldest player in Kansas City’s training camp
February 20, 2005
Kevin Appier, who turned 37 in December, is the oldest of the 61 players invited to the Kansas City Royals camp, which officially begins today with the first workout for pitchers and catchers.
Commentary: ESPN puts Pac-10 at disadvantage
February 20, 2005
Need to keep a low profile? Do you: (A) Enter a witness protection program. (B) Play in the Pac-10.
Senior firefighter looks back on 41-year career
February 20, 2005
For more than four decades of Allen Beck’s life, there was no such thing as a snooze button.
Buying clothes can get trickier with age
Clothing line caters to special needs of older population
February 20, 2005
If you think the biggest challenge to finding stylish duds as you get older is middle-aged spread, check again. As we age, arthritis, vision loss and other illnesses can make the simple task of getting dressed a real chore.
Marriage of teacher, ex-student no love story
February 20, 2005
Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau have set a date.
Commentary: Choppers perfect fit
Mitts in Minnesota mandatory
February 20, 2005
I hated to do it. But I knew, going into this winter, that I had to replace my choppers.
Storms pound California again
February 20, 2005
Powerful thunderstorms hammered already saturated Southern California on Saturday with soaking rain and hail, flooding roads and homes, knocking out power to thousands of customers and raising the threat of mudslides.
TABOR tab
February 20, 2005
Caucus clout
A united effort by state legislators who support higher education would be a welcome development.
February 20, 2005
Building a consensus in the Kansas Legislature about issues related to higher education in the state has become a daunting task, especially when it comes to providing additional funding for state universities.
The Motley Fool
February 20, 2005
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Kids should invest ¢ Derivative dirt
Hawks’ Smith claims slam-dunk crown
February 20, 2005
Josh Smith went retro to win the NBA’s dunk contest.
Efforts to preserve Civil War sites in Missouri on fast track
February 20, 2005
A local group’s vision to preserve one of the most significant Civil War battle sites in southwest Missouri is taking shape faster than it dreamed possible.
Broadway musicals tap into girl power
February 20, 2005
Is girl power Broadway’s not-so-secret weapon?
Best Sellers
February 20, 2005
Same-sex wedding etiquette
February 20, 2005
Same-sex weddings and commitment ceremonies are definitely more in the news today than a few years ago. Yet they’re still relatively new and in addition to causing political controversy, they also cause confusion regarding etiquette.
Horoscopes
February 20, 2005
Briefly
February 20, 2005
¢ Police capture serial rape suspect ¢ USS Jimmy Carter commissioned ¢ Fired worker shoots co-workers, police say ¢ Koko’s fired caretakers sue for breast request
Pet post
February 20, 2005
New fingerprint system catching thousands of criminal border-crossers
February 20, 2005
The U.S. Border Patrol has arrested tens of thousands of people with criminal records, including suspected murderers, rapists and child molesters, since the agency last year installed a fingerprinting system that identifies criminals among the 1 million illegal migrants apprehended annually.
Santa Ynez Valley toasts ‘Sideways’ tourism push
February 20, 2005
Frank Ostini can’t seem to keep his cocktail napkins in stock.
Artist determined to keep doll business alive and well
February 20, 2005
Just when the Old Cape Doll Shoppe was beginning to succeed, the landlord sold the building where it rented space.
Briefly
February 20, 2005
¢ Government struggling to trace attack ¢ North Korea urged to resume nuclear talks ¢ Gunmen attack prison holding Aristide allies ¢ Police arrest 15 terror suspects ¢ Robbery cash found in police country club
Briefcase
February 20, 2005
¢ Kansans urged to dish on best place for beef ¢ Employees seeking better ‘health’ care ¢ Name that company
Faces and places
February 20, 2005
Higher pay luring teachers away
Lawrence educators hate to leave, but district salaries are forcing their hands
February 20, 2005
Greener pastures. That’s where some Lawrence public school teachers have been going.
All eyes on Salina as historic flight nears takeoff
February 20, 2005
Gerald Cook is ready for his town to soar into the global limelight. It’s bound to happen — as soon as the jet stream cooperates.
Holroyd says city run like ‘a nickel-and-dime store’
City Commission candidate wants more attention for older neighborhoods
February 20, 2005
David Holroyd has a degree in education from Kansas University, but he spent virtually his entire career as a laborer at Lawrence’s Kmart Distribution Center.
City briefs
February 20, 2005
¢ Tickets for Dean rally to go on sale today ¢ Soul Food Dinner on the menu for March ¢ Another chance to meet the candidates ¢ Panel to discuss teen alcohol abuse ¢ KU seminar to explore pop culture, media law ¢ KU lecture series to look at globalization
Local briefs
February 20, 2005
¢ Commission candidates continue online chats ¢ Haskell to undergo accreditation evaluation ¢ KU faculty member to appear on talk show
People
February 20, 2005
¢ She’s a survivor ¢ Congrats from the Donald ¢ The search is on ¢ Drink up ¢ Date like a pro ¢ ‘Survivor’s‘ first castoffs