Archive for Sunday, May 15, 2005

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Poet’s showcase
May 15, 2005
Virginia also wants Hall
May 15, 2005
The group driving Virginia’s effort to attract the NASCAR Hall of Fame to the city revealed portions of their unfinished proposal Saturday at Richmond International Raceway.
Osterman pitches UT to Big 12 softball title
May 15, 2005
Cat Osterman pitched a one-hit shutout, and Monica Askew had a two-run single in the fifth inning as Texas beat Missouri, 2-0, Saturday to win the Big 12 Conference softball championship.
Garland leading White Sox surge
At 7-0, Chicago pitcher finally meeting lofty expectations
May 15, 2005
All along, the expectations were there. When someone throws in the mid-90s, when the ball sinks the way it does, when the talent is so tantalizing, they’re going to be there.
Rockies hurting downtown Denver
Attendance falling for NL’s worst team
May 15, 2005
A Rockies game in Denver used to be a big event, both inside and outside the ballpark.
Fan throws beer at Yanks’ Giambi
May 15, 2005
A fan threw a beer at Yankees slugger Jason Giambi in the eighth inning of New York’s 15-6 victory over Oakland on Saturday night, the latest embarrassing incident in the Coliseum’s recent problems with overzealous fans.
Isringhausen posts save in return
After scare, Cardinals reliever stops Mets in ninth inning for 7-6 victory
May 15, 2005
Long after the aces departed, the St. Louis Cardinals turned the ball over to closer Jason Isringhausen, back on the mound for the first time since April 26.
Free State baseball seeded 2nd; LHS 7th
May 15, 2005
Rained out of their regular-season finale Thursday, baseball players from Free State High and Lawrence High cannot meet again unless it’s in the Class 6A state tournament May 27-28 at Hoglund Ballpark.
KU snares two 2nds at league
May 15, 2005
Kansas University senior Sondra Rauterkus placed second in the high jump at Saturday’s Big 12 Conference Outdoor track and field championships at R.V. Christian Track Complex.
Jayhawks-to-be won’t test NBA Draft waters
May 15, 2005
The deadline for high school players and college underclassmen to declare for the 2005 NBA Draft was Saturday with no surprises involving Kansas University players.
KU nabs rare win at MU
Zagurski pitches Kansas to 8-3 victory
May 15, 2005
Senior left-handed pitcher Mike Zagurski struck out 12 batters in his second complete-game of the season as Kansas University evened its Border Showdown series with rival Missouri with a 9-3 victory over the Tigers Saturday at Taylor Field.
Women seek respect
Small in number, female cyclists tout their sport
May 15, 2005
Neither stiff winds nor a gut-checking final hill could separate a group of 25 women cyclists during the road race stage of the National Collegiate Cycling Championships on Saturday at Perry Lake.
Spurs determined to defend
May 15, 2005
Ridnour-to-James? It sure doesn’t have the same ring as Stockton-to-Malone, and that’s what Manu Ginobili and San Antonio are trying to remember heading into Game 4 today against Seattle.
Lawrence commuter report
May 15, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Funeral for girl slain with best friend draws 300
May 15, 2005
Krystal Tobias loved to pick dandelions with friends and was excited to learn how to fish — until she screamed at the sight of the worms, mourners recalled Saturday at the funeral for the second-grader killed with her best friend last week.
Drug shows promise in preventing prostate tumors
May 15, 2005
A new study gives encouraging signs that a hormonal drug used to fight breast cancer might help prevent abnormal prostate growths from turning into cancers.
Anger over Quran desecration grows in Mideast
May 15, 2005
Yemen’s government and thousands of university students on Saturday added their voices to the Muslim world’s anger over alleged desecration of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, by U.S. troops at the Guantanamo detention facility.
Best Bets
May 15, 2005
Author Kinky Friedman eyes Texas governor’s job
May 15, 2005
A three-inch statue of an armored Don Quixote rides on the dashboard of Kinky Friedman’s well-worn Nissan SUV.
Health brief
May 15, 2005
Experts offer a comparison of available protection
May 15, 2005
With two new options available and mosquito season approaching, experts say they want consumers to understand what’s available to them. Below are the choices, as well as a roundup of evidence.
Mosquito repellents
New bug sprays crawl into prevention list
May 15, 2005
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended two new ingredients as mosquito repellents, picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus, marking the first time the agency has suggested anything other than the chemical DEET for mosquito bite prevention.
Training regimen for brides
Need to shape up fast? Check out ‘Bootcamp 360’
May 15, 2005
The Marines may be looking for a few good men, but you’ve already found one, so it’s time to whip yourself into shape for the big day. That’s where the new book “Bootcamp 360 for Brides: The Few, the Proud, the Fit, A Complete Fitness Program” (HarperResource, $16.95) comes in.
Consumers tapping into equity
Homeowners more comfortable borrowing against properties
May 15, 2005
Gabe Klein, a regional vice president for Zipcar Inc. car-sharing service, is getting a lot out of his row house, including cash.
Heirs to pay price for government policies
May 15, 2005
Federal budget and tax issues may seem mystifying, but current policies boil down to something simple: America is on a borrowing binge.
Area fishing report
May 15, 2005
Lawrence needn’t abide by evolution outcome
May 15, 2005
If the state board of education alters science standards in support of evolution opponents, the Lawrence school district doesn’t have to follow suit.
Topeka wants you — and not just between 9 and 5
Capital launches campaign to get Lawrence residents who work there to consider calling city home
May 15, 2005
It’s not the Statue of Liberty beckoning for “huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” but a billboard put up by the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce is aimed at Lawrence residents who may be on a tight budget.
Three dead swans costly to young Missourians
May 15, 2005
Five young Missouri hunters are unlikely to forget their January goose hunt at Talbot Conservation Area. Neither are students in hunter education classes who hear the five describe how they killed three federally protected birds and the price they paid for shooting in haste.
Nonresidents now can purchase preference points to hunt deer, antelope
May 15, 2005
Wildlife and Parks wants all deer hunters — resident or nonresident — to know that a new regulation requires the purchase of an antlered deer permit before an antlerless permit or game tag may be purchased.
Bass tourney guru lobbies for revamped format
May 15, 2005
Ray Scott was in rare form. The man who conceived the concept of the bass tournament and propelled bass fishing into a multibillion-dollar industry was holding forth on his concept of elevating the competition to a higher plane.
U.S. forces wrap up major offensive
Nine Marines, 125 insurgents killed during mission near Syrian border
May 15, 2005
The U.S. military declared Saturday that its weeklong offensive near the Syrian border had “neutralized” an insurgent sanctuary there. But less than 24 hours earlier, fighters armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades swaggered through the desert town where the campaign began.
Europe can’t deny divergent war memories
May 15, 2005
After a continent-wide round of commemorations to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, it’s clear that the peoples of Europe have a shared past but not a common one.
Comic ‘friends’
May 15, 2005
KU touts results of tuition increase
May 15, 2005
In many corners of the Kansas University campus, it’s tough to tell the state is in tight budget times. New faculty are being hired. Computers are being installed. Salaries for student workers, teaching assistants, faculty and some staff are up.
Oil, weapons create perfect Iran storm
May 15, 2005
Iran is the perfect storm acting as a nation: Oil, location and its advanced quest for nuclear weapons technology give Tehran the potential to drive the United Nations and the nonproliferation system that the world body oversees onto the rocks in the months ahead.
Hotel needs
The newly renovated Eldridge Hotel is a true Lawrence gem, but it won’t fill the city’s need for large convention space.
May 15, 2005
The reopening of the historic Eldridge Hotel marks the return of a downtown Lawrence gem. The investment made by the new Eldridge owners to restore the hotel is a great gift to Lawrence. But, although the Eldridge will fill a wonderful niche as a “boutique” hotel, it won’t meet the city’s ongoing need for a high quality convention/hotel facility.
Another voice
May 15, 2005
What are you reading?
May 15, 2005
Local briefs
May 15, 2005
¢ Two carjacking suspects arrested after manhunt ¢ Woman arrested after alleged threats ¢ Event to celebrate Audobon centennial
Former Green Beret shares leadership message in book
Eudora resident reflects on 20-year career
May 15, 2005
Inside the stifling tent somewhere in the Saudia Arabian desert, the American Green Beret and the Egyptian soldier had been engaged for several minutes in an intense arm wrestling bout.
Satellite radio expands voices of game
Major-league baseball fans find ‘heaven’ in XM Radio broadcasts far, wide
May 15, 2005
They are the sounds of summer, their voices narrating the daily procession of a sport whose traditions and habits, much like a cherished heirloom, are handed down from generation to generation of Americans.
The force remains with Mark Hamill
Actor reminisces about ‘Star Wars’ role
May 15, 2005
Though the new “Star Wars” movie ends with Luke Skywalker as a baby, the Jedi knight grew up a long time ago. Since immortalizing Skywalker, actor Mark Hamill, now 53, has spent most of his time working on Broadway (“Amadeus,” “The Elephant Man,” “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks”) and doing cartoon voice-overs.
Off-road adventure a thrill for drivers
Visitors to Pennsylvania courses can be daredevils for a day behind the wheel
May 15, 2005
As the truck rolls over the muddy bank and plunges into the depths, muddy water splashes against the windows and washes over the hood in an instant. The tires are sucked into the muck. I’m at the steering wheel and fear is running laps around my spine. It feels like my feet might break through the floorboard — but the person in the back seat won’t stop laughing.
Education filters
May 15, 2005
On the record
May 15, 2005
Kansas in 62nd place in Directors’ Cup
May 15, 2005
Kansas University’s athletic department stands in 62nd place overall and 10th in the Big 12 Conference in the most recent Sports Academy Directors’ Cup standings.
Arts Notes
May 15, 2005
¢ Lamp design contest scheduled for July ¢ KU to provide drama classes
Cowing the competition: Rural Baldwin girl hits the big time with prize heifer
May 15, 2005
MacKenzie Flory has been coaxing, pulling and shoving cattle around show rings since she was 7, starting with the Douglas County Fair.
Fire guts Eudora home
Kitchen catches fire; family unhappy with response time
May 15, 2005
A Eudora teen’s attempt to ready his house for a graduation party turned disastrous Saturday, when a kitchen fire spread into a blaze that left his family home a smoldering ruin.
Legacy of gay marriage ruling is mixed after a year
May 15, 2005
Opponents saw it as a huge blow to the American family. Supporters looked on it as a moment of liberation.
Police crack down on solo drivers to stem attacks
May 15, 2005
A popular anti-terrorism commercial in Iraq shows a lone man rigging his car with explosives, chaining his hands to the steering wheel and speeding toward a market packed with women and children.
Defense of democracy spurs pride
May 15, 2005
Military planes roared overhead. Thousands of troops goose-stepped behind the old hammer-and-sickle flag. There, at Red Square, President George W. Bush took it all in.
KU rowing advances
May 15, 2005
Three of Kansas University’s four boats advanced to today’s finals during Saturday’s first day of the South-Central regionals.
Great catch helps K.C. get 10th win
May 15, 2005
Great defensive plays are just as satisfying as game-winning home runs. Take it from Terrence Long.
Faces and places
May 15, 2005
Cardinal: Sainthood process for late pope will take time
May 15, 2005
The process of canonizing John Paul II likely will take time, the cardinal in charge of the Vatican’s saint-making office said Saturday, a day after Pope Benedict XVI called for fast-track sainthood for the late pontiff.
Pet post
May 15, 2005
Taiwanese ruling party wins special election
May 15, 2005
Taiwan’s ruling party won an election Saturday for a special assembly charged with amending the constitution, in a boost for President Chen Shui-bian’s policy of resisting unification with mainland China.
Towns vow to fight closures
May 15, 2005
It’s the biggest employer in the county, a storied Army communications center whose vital high-tech work and unique place in the nation’s military arsenal have helped it survive Pentagon cuts before.
Russian translator fought to get American novels past censors
May 15, 2005
Unless you knew that Tatiana Kudriavtseva survived war and communism, then stood firm against Cold War prejudices to become a prolific translator of America’s finest literature, you might be surprised by the petite, gray-haired woman’s strong handshake.
Briefly
May 15, 2005
¢ Vaccine may help smokers kick the habit ¢ Treatment of animals at Neverland questioned ¢ Manager denies guilt in carnival ride death ¢ Businesses cashing in on runaway bride ¢ Realtors association agrees to rework policy
Hornaday wins Truck pole
May 15, 2005
Ron Hornaday Jr. won the pole position for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series’ UAW/GM Ohio 250 on Saturday night, turning a lap at 110.585 mph on the half-mile Mansfield Motorsports Speedway.
Tribe logs third straight win
Modest streak longest for Cleveland this season
May 15, 2005
The Cleveland Indians had waited all season for a three-game winning streak, so they certainly didn’t mind sitting through more than two hours of rain delays to earn one.
Mayer: Historic Eldridge Hotel has rich athletic heritage
May 15, 2005
I get a warm and fuzzy feeling from the fact Bobby Douglass is so deeply involved in the renaissance of the Eldridge Hotel. With the depth of the sports heritage at the storied old hostelry, it’s fitting and proper that somebody like the former Jayhawk and NFL quarterback is a caring owner along with Mitchell and Susan Chaney and the Fritzel Family.
Youth have ball at tennis clinic
May 15, 2005
Amy Hall-Holt was back at the Robinson courts again Saturday. Hall-Holt, Kansas University’s tennis coach, was giving advice and encouragement to players, but in a much lighter atmosphere than usual.
Kahne claims first Cup crown
Pole-sitter pulls away from Stewart for victory
May 15, 2005
Kasey Kahne had been so close so many times in his first 46 races in NASCAR’s premier series, it was starting to hurt.
Doctor reports seeing 500 bodies in Uzbekistan
May 15, 2005
An estimated 500 bodies have been laid out in a school in the eastern Uzbek city where troops fired on a crowd of protesters to put down an uprising, a doctor said early today, corroborating witness accounts of hundreds killed in the fighting.
Books explore dangling jewelry
May 15, 2005
Two new books are tackling the topic of dangling jewelry.
One-time bully finds new path
LHS senior Chaz Steele ‘wouldn’t be here today’ if he hadn’t met Becky
May 15, 2005
Chaz and Becky stopped at the corner of Massachusetts and 10th streets. Their next move was up to Becky.
Raymond’ to bid quiet goodbye
May 15, 2005
Typical of a show that succeeded in finding humor in the most unlikely domestic situations, the finale for TV’s longest-running and highest-rated current sitcom is relatively low-key.
Keep on Truckin’
Reliable vehicles perfect partner for pickup owners
May 15, 2005
What kind of man calls his sweetheart “Trashy”? That would be Steve Standing, an east Lawrence resident, and the longtime object of his affection is a 1963 Ford F-350 one-ton flatbed truck.
Briefcase
May 15, 2005
¢ State offers directory for artists, growers ¢ Authors: U.S. firms rethink offshoring ¢ Name that company
Uninsured renters could get costly lesson
May 15, 2005
Serenity Walters found out the hard way how tough life can be without renters insurance. The first time she thought about the insurance was Nov. 21, 2002, as flames whipped from her Edgewood Homes apartment windows and smoke billowed out, ruining $5,000 in belongings inside.
Best Sellers
May 15, 2005
Briefly
May 15, 2005
¢ Colleague: Japanese hostage may not be alive ¢ Official: Cocaine seizure is record ¢ Document blames Pinochet for killings ¢ Report denies CIA killed al-Qaida operative ¢ German, Spanish nuns beatified in St. Peter’s
Rain postpones Indy qualifying
May 15, 2005
Everyone is going to have to wait another day to see if a woman can win the Indianapolis 500 pole — including a calm and confident Danica Patrick.
The Motley Fool
May 15, 2005
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Capitalizing on Capital One ¢ Biotech can fail ¢ A stock is born ¢ Worthless stock
A grand plan: Financial experts offer tips on how to invest $1,000
May 15, 2005
It doesn’t happen often, but when Tim Stultz comes across a little extra money, he doesn’t bother thinking about the future.
Rain postpones Indy qualifying
May 15, 2005
Everyone is going to have to wait another day to see if a woman can win the Indianapolis 500 pole — including a calm and confident Danica Patrick.
Reading aloud offers plenty of benefits
May 15, 2005
Last month, the novel “Don Quixote” was read aloud at a public event in Madrid. It was a birthday present to the book, which had just turned 400.
Retired scientist finds time for what makes him tick
May 15, 2005
Even though Einstein’s theory says that time is relative to an event, a horrible train crash near Cleveland in 1891 demonstrated that knowing the exact time was of absolute importance to railway safety. Knowing the time could have avoided that event.
Free State High school honors
May 15, 2005
The following are Free State High School scholarship and award recipients from the Class of 2005
New site trumps up interest for bridge
Renting new space in I-70 Business Center has a hand in bringing groups together
May 15, 2005
Lawrence bridge players are finding that a new home is bringing new enthusiasm and interest to their complex card game.
Nuclear option’ isn’t smart politics or policy for Congress
May 15, 2005
The latest reports suggest that next week the unflinching will do the unthinkable for reasons that remain inexplicable. Washington is drifting toward the “nuclear option,” a phrase that in this troubled era reflects peculiarly bad taste.
Wade, Heat complete sweep
Bona fide star’ scores career-playoff-high 42 in win
May 15, 2005
While Shaquille O’Neal sat, the phenom-on-the-rise had a dazzling coming-out party.
Stoudemire dominating for Suns against Mavs
May 15, 2005
The way Amare Stoudemire is ripping apart the Dallas Mavericks, it’s a wonder the Phoenix Suns don’t just toss him the ball every possession and watch him go.
Pacers need top 3 to score
May 15, 2005
Shot after shot rolled off the rim, bounced off the backboard or simply drew air.
Horoscopes
May 15, 2005
Travel briefs
May 15, 2005
¢ U.S. Mint resumes tours in Philadelphia, Denver ¢ Enjoy a tropical stop at top tiki bars
Soldiers’ survivors grateful for death benefit increase
May 15, 2005
Stacey Sammis was devastated when she learned her husband, a Marine Corps helicopter pilot, had been killed in Iraq. She was insulted when she received only $6,000 as a military death benefit.
Lawrence High school honors
May 15, 2005