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World Online: Panorama - Cordley School - Classroom
January 9, 2005
N. Korea wants change in U.S. policy
January 9, 2005
North Korea said Saturday it was willing to abandon its nuclear weapons programs, but it demanded a change in American policy as a California congressman critical of the communist state’s human rights records visited Pyongyang.
Death toll rises in Italy train wreck
January 9, 2005
Rescue workers on Saturday pried apart the mangled remains of two trains that collided head-on in northern Italy, finding four more bodies one day after the crash, firefighters said, raising the death toll to 17.
Living Wright
Owners open architect’s famed designs to guests
January 9, 2005
If Fallingwater is Frank Lloyd Wright’s greatest work, then a house he designed in this Cleveland suburb is one of his most livable.
Huge ‘Loids bring monster bounties in California lakes
January 9, 2005
The fishing tales emanating from Santa Ana River Lakes these days are becoming legendary.
Xachrin Nicole Hodges
January 9, 2005
People
January 9, 2005
¢ Elvis’ career remains hot ¢ Austrian gets ‘dream role’ of playing Schwarzenegger ¢ ‘Hot’ country star to judge ‘American Idol”-like contest ¢ Princes follow footsteps of elder royalty in giving ¢ World’s best put poker faces on in ‘Battle of the Sexes’
Should the U.S. privatize Social Security? No.
We can fix Social Security without dismantling it
January 9, 2005
In this age of heightened insecurity, the last thing the American people deserve is a threat to the most successful domestic program in U.S. history.
Freshmen will find middle ground elusive in U.S. House
January 9, 2005
One of them is a 67-year-old Republican from Michigan; the other, a 31-year-old Democrat from Oklahoma. But when they were sworn in last Tuesday along with 39 other first-time members of the House of Representatives, Joe Schwarz and Dan Boren already were well acquainted.
Should the U.S. privatize Social Security? Yes.
Personal retirement accounts are a tried-and-true system
January 9, 2005
For the sake of our children and grandchildren, let’s hope President Bush has more success reforming Social Security — which he has identified as his No. 1 domestic priority — than President Clinton had with health-care reform.
On the record
January 9, 2005
Best friends
January 9, 2005
Briefly
January 9, 2005
¢ Crew finds ninth victim of deadly chemical spill ¢ Nuclear submarine runs aground, injures 20 ¢ Black congresswoman remembered for ‘fight’
World Online: Panorama - Deerfield School - Garden
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Cordley School - Playground
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Langston Hughes School - Classroom
January 9, 2005
U.S. hits wrong target in airstrike
Bombing kills at least 5 in Iraq
January 9, 2005
The U.S. military said it dropped a 500-pound bomb on the wrong house outside the northern city of Mosul on Saturday, killing five people. The man who owned the house said the bomb killed 14 people, and an Associated Press photographer said seven of them were children.
Tavis Smiley ready for second season on PBS
January 9, 2005
As Tavis Smiley begins the second season of his PBS talk show, his guest list isn’t lacking for high-profile personalities.
Legislative battles loom large
GOP-dominated Statehouse faces divisive topics, court deadline
January 9, 2005
It can’t bode well for the 2005 legislative session when opposing camps are arguing before it even starts about the timing of release of the state’s budget proposal.
Abbas seeks mandate at Palestinian polls
January 9, 2005
This weekend’s election to replace Yasser Arafat has the potential to usher in the Arab world’s first genuine democracy with a peaceful transfer of power that will augur well for the dream of a Palestinian state. The new Palestinian president — widely expected to be Mahmoud Abbas — doesn’t have an easy job ahead of him.
The Motley Fool
January 9, 2005
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Year-end distributions ¢ Bad advice ¢ The OTC ¢ A cashless society?
Pretty enough to eat
Artists use food to bring landscapes and portraits to life
January 9, 2005
It’s tough looking at Mondongo’s art on an empty stomach.
Pet post
January 9, 2005
Arthur W. Skidmore III
January 9, 2005
Horoscopes
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - New York School - Gym
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Southwest Junior High School - Indoor Pond
January 9, 2005
Group unveils plans for casino in Kansas
Developers hope issue will resurface in Legislature
January 9, 2005
A group seeking a destination casino in southeast Kansas has developed plans for a 250-room hotel and 80,000-square-foot casino.
Scrabble can offer habit-forming fun
January 9, 2005
Scrabble, anyone? “Oh, I’m not very good at spelling,” you may say.
Supreme Court facing big issues
Ailing justice raises concerns as work begins Monday
January 9, 2005
The Supreme Court returns Monday with an ailing leader, pressure to rule quickly on the constitutionality of federal prison sentences and a slew of contentious issues to decide, from medical marijuana to Ten Commandment displays.
Briefcase
January 9, 2005
¢ Sprint offers upgrades without handsets ¢ Flexibility, benefits on workers’ wish lists ¢ Name that company
Art of a city
Lawrence derives character from ubiquity of art, but can too much of a good thing be a bad thing?
January 9, 2005
Maybe, just maybe, it’s too much of a good thing. There’s so much art in Lawrence — sculptures on the street corners, paintings in the coffeehouses, photo exhibits in pizza joints — that Brett Allen thinks many people just don’t notice it.
Notebook
January 9, 2005
Town divided over dredging up past
Arrest in 1964 slayings brings mixed reactions in Mississippi
January 9, 2005
Wilford Barrett, whose barber shop sits across the street from the county courthouse, thinks the 41-year-old slaying of three civil rights workers should stay where it is: in the past.
Jets jolt Chargers in overtime
Pennington propels New York to 20-17 win
January 9, 2005
Chad Pennington’s shoulder held up well enough to throw Marty Schottenheimer and the San Diego Chargers right out of the playoffs.
Rams first .500 team to advance in playoffs
Bulger’s late touchdown pass decisive as St. Louis turns back Seahawks, 27-20
January 9, 2005
Matt Hasselbeck waited all season to redeem himself for what happened in last season’s playoffs at Green Bay.
Brown lifts Illini in second half
Tar Heels win 13th straight
January 9, 2005
Top-ranked Illinois found itself in an unfamiliar position heading into halftime at Purdue. The Illini were behind.
World Online: Panorama - Kennedy School - Classroom
January 9, 2005
Mario tops charts with new song
January 9, 2005
“Turning Point” is more than the title of Mario’s sophomore CD. Now 18, the R&B crooner is making the transition from boyhood to manhood.
Tsunami aid effort spotty
January 9, 2005
When the first helicopter descended on this city 10 days ago, bringing food and water to people reeling from loss and hunger, children waved their arms skyward. Adults screamed in desperation and joy. Some cried tears of relief.
Men entering nursing grows
Job satisfaction, salaries draw men to positions long held by women
January 9, 2005
Jay Hindman, a burly guy with bulging forearms and a buzz haircut, would look perfectly comfortable behind the wheel of a forklift.
Faces and places
January 9, 2005
Lead dangers
January 9, 2005
Big image, big bucks
Kansas wants to be known as a place that can think big, but the price tag on the state’s new image campaign is raising some eyebrows.
January 9, 2005
If Kansas wants a big image, it apparently is going to cost big dollars.
Bush can’t ignore global economic policy
January 9, 2005
Global economic policy has been to the Bush administration what foreign policy was to Bill Clinton’s first four years: a troublesome beast that is best kept quiet and chained at some distance from the Oval Office.
Bookseller
January 9, 2005
Cell phones to offer TV
Companies tout high-tech plans at show
January 9, 2005
The screens may be tiny and the batteries overworked, but the wireless industry is bringing TV to a cell phone near you.
Old-look Cavaliers clobber Knicks
January 9, 2005
No matter what era, the Cleveland Cavaliers seldom looked better.
Poet’s showcase
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Deerfield School - Classroom
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Wakarusa Valley School - Gym
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - South Junior High - Classroom
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Quail Run School - Library
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Sunset Hill School - Classroom
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Sunflower School - Classroom
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Pinckney School - Gym
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Lawrence High School - Classroom
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Schwegler School - Classroom
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Woodlawn School - Classroom
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Lawrence High School - Auditorium
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Lawrence High School - Lobby
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Pinckney School - Classroom
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Prairie Park School - Library
January 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama - Free State High School - Orchestra Room
January 9, 2005
Briefly
January 9, 2005
¢ Powell says behavior troublesome in Africa ¢ Judge accused of links to terrorists, detained ¢ Sectarian rampage kills 11, curfew imposed
Briefly
January 9, 2005
¢ Hundreds bid farewell to U.S. representative ¢ Social Security isn’t in crisis, Democrat says
Neighborly service
January 9, 2005
Getting real
January 9, 2005
Academy may not accept LAHS students
January 9, 2005
Since learning Lawrence Alternative High School will close, some parents have considered an alternative school in Lecompton for their children next year.
Outdoors briefs
January 9, 2005
¢ Late waterfowl hunts should be bountiful ¢ Free park entrance will vary in 2005 ¢ Commission meeting set Jan. 20 in Topeka
Tigers respond to challenge, clip Cyclones
January 9, 2005
Missouri coach Quin Snyder dispensed with inspiration during a lengthy second-half drought and told his team it was soft.
Baylor makes statement
Third-ranked Bears turn back seventh-ranked Texas, 63-60
January 9, 2005
Baylor has emerged as arguably THE power in the state of Texas and the Big 12 South division.
Schottenheimer earns AP honor
Coach guided Chargers to division title in third season
January 9, 2005
Marty Schottenheimer’s guidance of one of the great turnarounds in NFL history won him the Associated Press 2004 NFL Coach of the Year award.
Beltran rejects Astros, lets deadline pass
Indians take chance on pitcher Millwood’s elbow with $7 million, one-year contract
January 9, 2005
Carlos Beltran let Saturday night’s deadline to re-sign with the Houston Astros pass without an agreement, leaving the New York Mets in prime position to add the speedy center fielder.
KU 150, Kentucky 95: 1989 rout of Wildcats unforgettable in Jayhawk hoops lore
January 9, 2005
Kentucky and Kansas University are considered equals, the elite of the elite, in men’s college basketball. That’s why it’s somewhat surprising that in head-to-head matchups, Kentucky, which ranks first in all-time victories (1,886), thoroughly has dominated Kansas (1,835) throughout history.
Woodling: It wasn’t always so easy
January 9, 2005
Exactly 313 months ago today, Kansas University suffered arguably the most excruciating defeat in its storied men’s basketball history. The date was Dec. 9, 1978. The site was Rupp Arena. The score was Kentucky 67, Kansas 66.
Seahawks fall to Flint Hills, 39-33
January 9, 2005
After getting a late start because of a bus delay, Seabury Academy’s boys basketball squad was off-kilter during a 39-33 loss Friday to Flint Hills. Grayson Dillon led Seabury with 14 points. Seabury (1-6) will travel Tuesday to McLouth.
Wrestling briefs
January 9, 2005
¢ Kellerman still unbeaten; LHS finishes fourth ¢ Firebirds place at Derby
Lawrence commuter report
January 9, 2005
Draft of bond proposal up for review
School board agenda highlights ¢ 7 p.m. Monday ¢ district service center, 110 McDonald Drive ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 26
January 9, 2005
Lawrence school board members are scheduled to discuss a draft of a resolution authorizing a bond election and the questions that would be on the ballot.
Group seeks nominees for volunteer award
January 9, 2005
Nominations are being accepted by the United Way of Douglas County Board of Directors for the 2004 Wallace Galluzzi Volunteer of the Year Awards.
County to mull expansion of aircraft part company
Preservation office must OK site plan
January 9, 2005
Lack of space and a growing work force have the owners of McFarlane Aviation Inc. looking to expand the company’s plant.
State briefs
January 9, 2005
¢ Hearings remain open in Leawood girl’s killing ¢ Dog breeder sentenced to jail in puppies’ deaths
Let’s hit the beach
January 9, 2005
How do you like your beach?
Volunteers help victims of land mines
Group makes mobility devices for disabled in Third World countries
January 9, 2005
The whine of electric saws fill the early morning air, emanating from a nondescript metal building just outside the city limits of Mount Vernon. Though the sounds may be commonplace in this rural southwest Missouri setting, inside miraculous things are being built.
Calendar
January 9, 2005
Arts notes
January 9, 2005
¢ Chamber orchestra to perform by candlelight ¢ After-school drama classes to be offered ¢ Gallery accepting entries for Valentine’s
Reserve call-up change at issue
Troop morale slips as U.S. considers duty extensions
January 9, 2005
Lawrence members of the Army Reserve are nervously waiting to see whether the Pentagon implements a new policy that would require they serve longer, more frequent tours of active duty.
Storms cause havoc
Winter weather causes road closures, flooding
January 9, 2005
About 180 people, including some who spent more than 12 hours stuck in deep snow in the San Bernardino Mountains, were rescued Saturday as the latest in a series of storms struck California. The storms quickly moved eastward, closing all three major highways over the Sierra Nevada.
Gingrich open to presidential run
Former House speaker touts book that criticizes Bush’s policies
January 9, 2005
Newt Gingrich is taking steps toward a potential presidential bid in 2008 with a book criticizing President Bush’s policies on Iraq and a tour of early campaign states.
Start small to get fit
January 9, 2005
You’ve decided to begin exercising. Or you’re looking to improve your fitness. Where to start? I’ll go over some frequently asked questions about fitness:
From the far reaches of earth to backyards, children’s books get back to nature
January 9, 2005
From the deserts and mountains at the farthest reaches of the earth, to a typical backyard, children will find natural wonders can be enjoyed as well as marveled at if they explore the best books being published.
Review: Book takes readers into Canada’s frozen North
January 9, 2005
In “No Man’s River” (Carroll & Graf, $25), Farley Mowat, one of Canada’s most important literary figures and author of 38 books, offers yet another minor masterpiece of the type we have come to expect from him.
School closing may boost district test scores
January 9, 2005
The closing of Lawrence Alternative High School could result in a better showing for the school district as it strives to meet standards of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Serial killers make up dark chapter of Kansas history
January 9, 2005
Don Nemechek, Richard Grissom Jr., John Robinson Sr. and BTK. They are names from the dark side of Kansas history; murderers who targeted multiple victims over a period of time.
Strategy developed to extend life of lake
Plan aims to help Clinton Reservoir, area water supply
January 9, 2005
Douglas County officials say they want to find ways to extend beyond 2030 the useful life of Clinton Lake, a major source of drinking water for the area.
Survey: City departments lacking consistency
January 9, 2005
For Lawrence developers, the sound coming out of City Hall isn’t harmonious these days. Instead it is more like a host of departments all singing from separate sheets of music, according to a new city survey.
Survey seeks training answers
January 9, 2005
Amarr Garage Doors is spending $18 million to add production lines, expand warehouse space and stretch distribution lanes for its growing business.
Chip industry gearing up for two-headed PC processors
January 9, 2005
For decades, computer performance has been driven largely by the increasing numbers of ever-smaller transistors squeezed into the machines’ silicon brains.
Tax relief allows for larger donations
January 9, 2005
If you are one of the millions of Americans contributing money to tsunami relief, tax deductions probably are the last thing on your mind.
Online travel site steps up service
SideStep available through Web browsers
January 9, 2005
SideStep Inc., a popular alternative to larger online travel sites, is making its free price comparison service available through a Web browser.
Changing shutter speed ensures right exposure
January 9, 2005
I shot this picture during Tuesday’s ice storm in Lawrence. Once the rain started to ice, I began searching for interesting items that would be covered with ice. The clock was ticking both for deadlines and available light.
Peel-and-stick tiles require math skills
January 9, 2005
It’s supposed to be a simple way to replace a worn-out floor. And it’s true: You can install peel-and-stick vinyl tiles with just a few tools (a straightedge, a sharp utility knife.) But simple it’s not: There’s math involved.
Rolling creates space in the body, restores muscle function
January 9, 2005
Beatrice Blatteis balanced on a small red ball and wiggled around to get the feel of it.
What are you reading?
January 9, 2005
School funding challenge puts focus on bottom line
January 9, 2005
They can’t agree on how much more money to spend on public schools, but on at least one point, Kansas lawmakers see eye to eye. Any new money is going to come with strings attached.
Indians trample Hillsdale Bible
January 9, 2005
After earning a victory in its first basketball game in nearly a month, the Haskell Indian Nations University’s women’s basketball team was rewarded with another day off.
Bush administration seeks to oust chief of nuclear inspection agency
January 9, 2005
He’s running unopposed, but Mohamed ElBaradei may still fail in his bid for a third term leading the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, tripped by his main opponent, the United States.
Animal safari, Kansas style
January 9, 2005
Lately, I cannot take a walk with husband Ray without worrying about being attacked by a vicious, spitting, snarling cougar. That’s because my friend Bill wrote a column about cougar sightings in our area in which he also reported that Wilt Chamberlain once claimed to have killed a mountain lion (aka vicious, spitting, snarling cougar) with his bare hands. Wilt even displayed a claw mark on his arm to prove the feat.
Army sergeant sentenced to jail in Iraqi drowning case
Military jury reduces rank
January 9, 2005
An Army platoon sergeant who ordered his soldiers to throw Iraqis into the Tigris River was sentenced Saturday to six months in military prison, but will not be discharged.
Wildcat forward Hayes nearly chose Jayhawks
January 9, 2005
A former AAU teammate of Drew Gooden, Kentucky’s Chuck Hayes once had his heart set on playing basketball for Kansas University.
Jayhawks come up half-empty
Kansas State defense clamps down in second half as Wecker, Wildcats pull away for 63-45 victory
January 9, 2005
Coming into its game against Kansas State, the Kansas University women’s basketball squad had endured six straight losses to the Wildcats.