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Early collaboration?
February 27, 2005
Forging beauty with hammer and heat
Lawrence blacksmiths master art of bygone era
February 27, 2005
A few miles south of Lawrence, in a shop nestled a stone’s throw off U.S. Highway 59, Walt Hull has resurrected an age-old art form. Two hundred years ago, folks would have called him the “village smith.” He might have made shoes for their horses and barrels for their guns.
Tax deadline looms
Procrastinating can be costly
February 27, 2005
The deadline is the same every year and every year it sneaks up on you. Getting to work early on that tax return, due April 15, will not only ease some stress but also prevent some costly mistakes.
Deadline March 15 for NWTF grants
February 27, 2005
City and area high school students have until March 15 to apply for college scholarships awarded by the National Wild Turkey Federation.
All-Star Nominees shine in and out of classroom
February 27, 2005
People
February 27, 2005
¢ Stars show their green sides at pre-awards show bash ¢ Actress gets Oscar surprise ¢ Hemingway caught in Florida bar fight
On the record
February 27, 2005
Barbara Jean Tillery, DeSoto
February 27, 2005
Boeheim gets 700th victory
February 27, 2005
Jim Boeheim breathed a sigh of relief when it was over. With the season winding down, he didn’t need anything hanging over his head.
Pet post
February 27, 2005
Homeless lawyer’s‘ religious lawsuit headed to Washington
Supreme Court to consider legality of Ten Commandments monuments
February 27, 2005
As he strolls from the Texas Supreme Court to the state Capitol, Thomas Van Orden recounts the ominous e-mails that warn “we’re gonna get you” and tell him to “get the hell out” if he can’t support the American way of life.
Grandmother volunteers for Iraq
February 27, 2005
She doubts that people back in the States will believe her. It is hard to imagine life at Camp Blue Diamond in Ramadi, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, she said.
Busch youngest Nextel Cup pole-sitter
Nineteen-year-old driver takes top spot in qualifying for today’s race at California Speedway
February 27, 2005
NASCAR began a new era of qualifying Saturday with new rules and the youngest pole winner in the history of stock car’s top series.
Frank Case, Lawrence
February 27, 2005
Best Sellers
February 27, 2005
Briefly - Nation
February 27, 2005
¢ One of world’s rarest birds caught on tape ¢ Designer shares tips for stylish traveler ¢ Author focuses on life of Vogue editor-in-chief
Poet’s Showcase
February 27, 2005
Briefly
February 27, 2005
¢ Granite fragment central piece of WTC memorial ¢ Black leaders debate checklist of priorities ¢ Pop star composed during jury selection ¢ Tobacco control treaty goes into effect today ¢ PBS president carefully monitoring programming
Clock ticking down to financial calamity
February 27, 2005
For an American to make a British audience feel good about the year 1776 is quite a feat. But Alan Greenspan did it recently: He recalled to his listeners that Adam Smith invented modern economics in that year of intellectual as well as colonial revolution.
Play conveys ‘sense of renewal’
February 27, 2005
Spring is coming early by way of the Lawrence Community Theatre. “Enchanted April” hits the stage next week. The play, a Matthew Barber adaptation of an Elizabeth Von Arnim novel, begins in London before moving to the Italian countryside.
Couple’s final moments captured on digital camera
Two friends salvage 55-year-olds’ memory stick from Thai beach
February 27, 2005
More than a month after the Dec. 26 tsunami, two friends walking along a beach in Thailand spotted a mangled digital camera amid the debris of leveled homes and battered children’s toys.
Carpenter planning for the long term
City Commission hopeful backs ‘smart growth’
February 27, 2005
When Jim Carpenter saw umbrellas hanging from Lawrence trees, he knew he had found a city to call home. That was a dozen years ago, when many members of the community hung umbrellas from trees and placed plastic forks in yards as a way to rally around a controversial piece of “decomposition art” a Lawrence artist displayed in his yard.
Area briefs
February 27, 2005
¢ GlobalFlyer scheduled to take off Monday ¢ Subcommittee to have open conference call ¢ Deadline nears to nominate educators ¢ High schoolers invited to ‘Hawk Talk’ events
Robisch thrilled to be honored
Former Jayhawk to have jersey unfurled in Allen
February 27, 2005
Living in Illinois, former Kansas University and NBA standout Dave Robisch hears a lot of talk about the undefeated Fighting Illini men’s basketball squad.
Pope to be absent from Sunday blessing, prayers for first time in papacy
February 27, 2005
Breaking a tradition he kept even after being shot two decades ago, Pope John Paul II will not lead Sunday prayers for the first time in his 26-year papacy as he recovers from a throat operation to help him breathe.
Baylor clinches title share
February 27, 2005
Yelling, teaching, prodding, pleading, coach Ceal Barry worked every bit as hard Saturday night as she has during her last 22 years on the Colorado women’s basketball bench.
Horoscopes
February 27, 2005
What money?
Many officials are willing to spend more money on schools, but it’s unclear how that money will be raised.
February 27, 2005
Money, money, who has the money? The Lawrence school board wants to raise teachers’ salaries, state legislators are voting in favor of increased funding for K-12 schools — but no one knows where the money to accomplish those goals is going to come from. Depending on how you look at it, their actions seem irresponsible, hopeful or just dumb.
Movie raises life, death controversy
February 27, 2005
Is it too late to create an Oscar for the Most Politically Controversial Film? It would be awfully handy to have a designated category for controversy so the rest of us could concentrate on what everyone’s wearing.
Briefly
February 27, 2005
¢ Skyscraper fire kills four ¢ Violence continues against peacekeepers ¢ Zimbabwe orders paper shuttered
Seeking cover
February 27, 2005
Not funny here
February 27, 2005
Bush creating budget train wreck
February 27, 2005
Back-to-back briefings last week put a harsh spotlight on the deep hole left by the budget policies of George Bush’s first term. Millions of Americans will be paying the price for the fiscal profligacy of this misnamed conservative government.
Quality life
February 27, 2005
Voucher fan
February 27, 2005
A first step
February 27, 2005
Cycling event could close K-10 for 5 hours in May
Collegiate competitors to roll through town
February 27, 2005
A potential course for an anticipated 500 bicyclists competing in the Collegiate Road Cycling National Championships this May could close Kansas Highway 10 from Sixth Street to Iowa Street for about five hours.
Local briefs
February 27, 2005
¢ Film aims to help parents of teenagers
Professor’s former wife convicted in slaying
February 27, 2005
Jurors deliberated less than one hour Saturday before convicting the former wife of a University of Richmond professor of murdering him in an “ambush” slaying.
What are you reading?
February 27, 2005
Fighting the flu
Protect yourself from illness
February 27, 2005
Products being pitched for the flu are spreading about as fast as a flu bug. If the nationwide shortage of vaccine kept you from getting a flu shot this season, rest assured that businesses are stepping in to offer ways to prevent or fight the virus. But beyond following good hygiene and eating and sleeping well, what more do you need?
Girl Scout cookies can test willpower
February 27, 2005
You’ve waited more than a month for that 4-foot-tall, green-clad siren to arrive on your doorstep and satiate your hunger with her boxes of sweet, crunchy goodness.
Update
February 27, 2005
Arts Notes
February 27, 2005
¢ Graduate students to present recitals ¢ Dinner theater troupe to perform mystery ¢ KU instrumental group to give winter concert ¢ Junior high students to perform next weekend
A look at ups, downs in Oscar history
February 27, 2005
On the evening of May 16, 1929, some 300 film industry figures and their spouses gathered in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to dine on squab and lobster and hear Douglas Fairbanks Sr. announce the first awards of the fledgling Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Stars seek respite in greenroom
February 27, 2005
While the show goes on out-front, the most popular place backstage at Sunday night’s Academy Awards will be the greenroom — sort of a holding cell for the stars more luxurious than most American homes.
Seniors Calendar
February 27, 2005
Spring blooms
Take a trip to smell the flowers
February 27, 2005
In a culture where vacations are increasingly prized for their “gee whiz” factor — swimming with sharks, zero-gravity rides and the like — do people still take trips just to look at pretty flowers? If attendance at public gardens is any indication, the answer is yes.
Lawrence, KU volunteers can help ease tax workload
February 27, 2005
Even with tax rules changing, number-crunching software programs proliferating and all too many people procrastinating, there remains a comfortable constant in the Lawrence area’s tax-filing universe.
Briefcase
February 27, 2005
¢ Nissan drives work on ‘smart’ cars ¢ Employers likely to lift wages, reduce benefits ¢ Name that company
Experts predict job turnover to pick up as economy improves
February 27, 2005
As the U.S. job market picks up, many people who have been toiling in stressful or underpaid jobs may be looking to move on.
Mortgage rates ripe for picking in spring
February 27, 2005
Spring is right around the corner. OK, it’s really a month off. But the signs are here: longer days, melting snow and — if you live in a neighborhood like mine — sprouting For Sale signs.
The Motley Fool
February 27, 2005
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Details, details
Wichita police: ‘BTK is arrested’
Park City man accused in 31-year-old spree that left 10 dead
February 27, 2005
The game of hide and seek may finally be over. Dennis Lynn Rader, 59 — suspected of being the killer known to Wichitans and the world simply by the initials BTK for his self-described style of murder: “Bind, Torture, Kill” — is in police custody.
Journal-World Academic All-Stars include musicians, athletes, editor
February 27, 2005
After reading through 28 high school superstars’ nominations, Rand Ziegler made his 15-year-old son read some of them.
Session half over; school funds still up in air
GOP isn’t close to high court’s specifications for financing, Sebelius says
February 27, 2005
Halfway through the 2005 legislative session, Republican leaders bragged about a list of accomplishments, but Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, said the Legislature had done little on the major issue before them: school finance.
Sheep given chance to be cool
experiencing shear joy
February 27, 2005
The sheep tried to resist at first, but they soon found themselves sitting in crumpled, upright positions, leaning back against the legs of Danny Smith.
Harsh lesson learned on the streets
Homeless man loses foot to frostbite
February 27, 2005
Life on the streets finally caught up to Willie Moore. The 52-year-old homeless man, who was a fixture last year as a sidewalk chess player on Massachusetts Street, was put in check this winter by a case of frostbite.
Baldwin official aided in BTK investigation
February 27, 2005
News of an arrest Saturday in Wichita’s BTK case ended many years of wondering for Baldwin Police Chief Mike McKenna.
Neighbors say man accused in Wichita slayings’ personality was ‘two-sided’
February 27, 2005
He lived among them for nearly 30 years, having arrived in the community before graduating from college. But Dennis Rader, the man police believe is the BTK serial killer, wasn’t well liked by some of his neighbors.
Reflector oven makes for full-bellied campers
February 27, 2005
Supper is over, and we’re relaxing in the warmth of our woodstove-heated tent on Pickerel Lake.
Deer harvested at record rate by Missourians
February 27, 2005
Bowhunters in Missouri checked a record 35,988 deer during the 2005 archery deer season, boosting the year’s already impressive deer harvest to an even higher level.
Ermagine Cloe ‘Erma’ Huff, McLouth
February 27, 2005
Gobbler licenses available on Web
February 27, 2005
Although the spring turkey season is a little more than a month away — April 13-May 31 — turkey hunters across the state are perfecting their calling skills and patterning their shotguns or practicing with their bows.
Military amputees hit slopes in Vail
February 27, 2005
Eighteen soldiers who lost limbs while serving in Iraq were learning to ski and snowboard Saturday in Colorado, part of an effort to speed their recovery with lessons in winter sports.
Governors look at high school education
February 27, 2005
The nation’s governors offered an alarming account of the American high school Saturday, saying only drastic change will keep millions of students from falling short.
Search continues for missing Fla. youth
February 27, 2005
Whenever Jessica Marie Lunsford went out to play, her father and grandparents trusted her to come home when she was supposed to. But now she’s missing, vanished from her bedroom during the night, and her father fears she has been kidnapped.
Park to close ‘The Gates’
February 27, 2005
On a typical warm Sunday afternoon in springtime, Central Park draws hordes of people. In stone cold February: Not so much — until this year.
Jayhawk policy: no distractions
KU players want complete focus for today’s battle with No. 4 Oklahoma State at Allen Fieldhouse
February 27, 2005
Kansas University’s men’s basketball players have had one thing and one thing only on their minds this week — Oklahoma State.
Kellerman king of 160-pound class
LHS junior completes undefeated season with victory in state final
February 27, 2005
Lawrence High wrestler Nolan Kellerman walked off the mat Saturday night at the Kansas Coliseum visibly shaken as blood clotted in his nostrils.
St. Mary’s clips Eagles
February 27, 2005
St. Mary’s Academy slipped from the grasp of Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team late in a 68-57 victory Saturday, but Eagles coach Doug Bennett sees nothing for Veritas to hang its head about.
Notebook
February 27, 2005
In all, a season-high 24 NBA scouts will attend today’s game.
Toms, DiMarco Match Play finalists
All-American title clash set for fourth straight year
February 27, 2005
The stars are gone from the Match Play Championship. The Stars & Stripes are doing just fine.
Lawrence youth to perform with Beyonce at Academy Awards ceremony in L.A.
February 27, 2005
A Lawrence boy will be singing in a choir during a performance with pop singer Beyonce at tonight’s 77th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles.
KSU blues continue
Wecker, Wildcats steamroll Jayhawks
February 27, 2005
Numbers never lie, and neither does the law of averages. In the past seven meetings, all Kansas State victories, the Kansas University women’s basketball team has lost by an average of 25.3 points.
Eugene Schneider, Eudora
February 27, 2005
Dorothy Nadine Armstrong, Lawrence
February 27, 2005
Bernice Niedringhaus, Lawrence
February 27, 2005
Lawrence commuter report
February 27, 2005
The following construction projects and events may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Insurgents blow up pipeline; anchorwoman’s body found
February 27, 2005
A major oil fire raged Saturday after insurgents blew up a pipeline in the north of the country. The family of an anchorwoman for a U.S.-funded state television station — a mother of four who was repeatedly shot in the head — found her body dumped on a street in the northern city of Mosul.
Egyptian president to allow challenge
February 27, 2005
In a surprise and dramatic reversal, President Hosni Mubarak Saturday ordered the constitution changed to allow challengers on the ballot this fall, paving the way for the first-ever multiparty presidential elections in the world’s most populous Arab country.
SFT’s Wiscombe claims crown
February 27, 2005
No matter what happened Saturday night, Santa Fe Trail High senior Justin Wiscombe knew he would beat his dad’s record at state.
Free State boys, girls, LHS girls make state
February 27, 2005
Free State High qualified both its boys and girls squads for the state bowling meet next week, placing second and fourth in the Wichita North Regional at Countryside West Lanes.
KU softball splits again
February 27, 2005
For the second straight day, Kansas University’s softball team won its first game in extra innings, then was no-hit in the second.
KU women’s track 7th, men 8th
February 27, 2005
Senior Amy Linnen won the championship in the pole vault, leading the Kansas University women’s track squad to a seventh-place team finish Saturday at the Big 12 Conference Indoor Championships.
Kansas swimming 4th at league
February 27, 2005
Kansas University senior Amy Gruber collected her third second-place finish of the Big 12 Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, and the Jayhawks placed fourth Saturday.
Royals All-Star Harvey fighting for starting job
First baseman’s second-half slump means Pickering will get opportunity
February 27, 2005
Ken Harvey was the Kansas City Royals’ lone pick for the All-Star game last July, but that does not guarantee him a job this year.
Bonds takes batting practice for first time since surgery
February 27, 2005
Barry Bonds took a few swings in the batting cage at the San Francisco Giants’ training complex Saturday, facing live pitching earlier than the club expected.
UT comes out cold, but rallies past Mizzou
February 27, 2005
After a miserable Texas shooting performance in the first half, Dion Dowell took the shortest route possible to the basket.
Temple’s victory ‘a lot quieter’
February 27, 2005
John Chaney wasn’t there to rant and rave at the officials on the sideline.
Woodling: Pless defines defense
February 27, 2005
A couple of sports writers were gabbing the other day before a Kansas University men’s basketball game about the best KU player who does not qualify to have his jersey number hoisted high in the south end of Allen Fieldhouse. By consensus, the scribes agreed it had to be Kirk Hinrich. The discussion never shifted, however, to the best KU football player whose name does not appear in the ring of the north end zone at Memorial Stadium.
Webber loses Sixers debut
February 27, 2005
The strange confluence of Chris Webber’s past and present came down to the play that “never works.”
Mortgage rates ripe for picking in spring
February 27, 2005
Spring is right around the corner. OK, it’s really a month off. But the signs are here: longer days, melting snow and — if you live in a neighborhood like mine — sprouting For Sale signs.
Pless confident in KU choice
Canadian Hall of Famer happy he was a Jayhawk
February 27, 2005
You can count on the fingers of one hand the number of football players Kansas University has recruited over the years out of Alabama.
Marvin Eugene Henry, Tonganoxie
February 27, 2005
Van Slyke’s bat salvages doubleheader split
February 27, 2005
Fans who attended Kansas University’s 11-1 baseball massacre of Northern Colorado on Friday might not have expected the Jayhawks needing a home run in extra innings to defeat the Bears on Saturday.
Unpopular carp creeping closer to image change
February 27, 2005
They are called trash fish, junk fish, the bottom of the barrel among fishes, a nuisance, a pest.
Faces and places
February 27, 2005
KU seeking major Lied Center expansion
University plans to raise $7.5M for second auditorium, classrooms
February 27, 2005
Kansas University is planning a major expansion to the Lied Center, a campus performance venue used to showcase everything from distinguished lecturers to grand opera and Willie Nelson.
Living the gay spiritual life
Book chronicles relationship of lesbian priest
February 27, 2005
In the home that Karen Hunter and the Rev. Pat Gallagher share in East Haddam, Conn., a photo of a smiling Bishop V. Gene Robinson sits on a shelf in a bright, open meditation room with large windows and a comfortable sofa.
What a sham
February 27, 2005