Stories for September 2001


Sunday, September 30

Governor's Arts Awards winners announced

The recipients of the 2001 Governor's Arts Awards have been announced.

Arts notes

KC quilt show lasts nine days Ellis Paul, Susan Werner pair for folk concert University Theatre plans activities Male chamber ensemble booked at Baker

Passion on wheels

Battle for the ball

Arts notes

Gregory Hines to make stop at Johnson County college Dance company to perform 'Stories of Addiction' Comedy troupe turns off political humor for show Mushroom photographer to show works at library

One man's life as a fugitive

Anti-Vietnam War radical tells story of turbulent times

He had a story to tell about the days when he preached revolution, when his face was on a "Wanted" poster, when he believed the way to stop a war was with violence and bombs. Bill Ayers had set out to talk about those times, detailed in his new memoir, "Fugitive Days." But then the unspeakable happened: Terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.


'Six Degrees' explores reasons for separation

By Jan Biles Lawrence resident Doug Weaver had no way of knowing when he signed up to direct University Theatre's production of "Six Degrees of Separation" that its theme would take on new meaning because of a terrorist attack on the United States.

Lighthearted show a welcome relief

By Jan Biles With all of the stressful business going on in this world right now, "The Taffetas" provides welcome relief with its happy songs and wholesome comedy. Playing at Lawrence Community Theatre, the show is a two-hour revue that will dust off the cobwebs in your musical memory and surprise you with lyrics from the '50s and '60s that you thought you had long forgotten.

Dempsey painting picked for show

"Boating Club," a painting by Lawrence artist Kristin Dempsey, has been selected for the National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society's "Exhibit 2001," the group's 11th annual exhibit and competition.

Play threads through familiar land battles

By Jan Biles A play commissioned by Haskell Indian Nations University and performed by Thunderbird Theatre this week at the Lied Center will connect to issues familiar to Lawrence residents: highways, land and power.

Flutists bring eclectic sounds to stage

Flutists Paul Horn and R. Carlos Nakai will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lied Center. Horn is known as the "godfather" of new-age flute music and master of the European flute.

Saturday, September 29

6News report: News from around the world

Kim Hall reports on news from around the world in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Broadway seeks audiences' return

Attendance declines since terrorist attacks threatened Great White Way

Some of the biggest names in the entertainment world gathered Friday in Times Square to help launch an advertising campaign aimed at bringing audiences back to Broadway.

Lawrence High royalty

Friday, September 28


A royal row Concert for New York Refugee assistance

6News report: News from around the world

Josh Garber reports on news from around the world.

Fun in the pumpkin patch

Gov't Mule soldiers on

Gov't Mule, Beaumont Club - Kansas City MO 09/27/2001

By Michael Newman It's reported that Keith Richards once said something to the effect that "the best band in the world is playing in a club somewhere tonight and the chances are, most of us won't be there." Thursday night the club was Kansas City's Beaumont Club and the band was Gov't Mule.

Thursday, September 27

'Hearts' in the right place

Australian filmmaker Scott Hicks draws on diverse skills for 'Hearts in Atlantis'

By Dan Lybarger Struggling for years from job to job has left Australian director Scott Hicks with a résumé that seems too diverse for one person. To American filmgoers, he's best known for helming "Shine," an engrossing biopic about pianist David Helfgott and his lifelong struggles with mental illness. Geoffrey Rush scored an Oscar for playing the musician, and Hicks earned two Academy Award nominations for his directing and for writing the script (with Jan Sardi).

Film Review - 'Hearts of Atlantis'

Anthony Hopkins helps to anchor the frivolous fantasy 'Hearts in Atlantis'

By Loey Lockerby Any movie starring Anthony Hopkins should be at least somewhat interesting by default. Hopkins is such a magnetic presence, he automatically elevates everything around him. "Hearts in Atlantis" needs all the help it can get.


Film Review - 'Don't Say a Word'

'Don't Say a Word' abandons all things logical in exchange for familiar thrills

By Dan Lybarger Even great movies can require that viewers ignore simple logic. For example, the opening images and sounds of "Citizen Kane" are so captivating that one doesn't give much consideration to the fact that no one is actually there to hear Charles Foster Kane's pivotal final word.

What Are You Reading?

Jack of all trades

Actor Bruce Campbell traces the evolution of a B movie career

By Mitchell J. Near If Bruce Campbell had found a career in Hollywood during the 1940s, he would be what they call a B movie actor. He's generically handsome, with a square-jawed mug that is his trademark feature. He's got a great sense of humor, charm and solid acting chops. These attributes probably would have been a boost to his career if he'd have lived 50 years ago, when he could have swashbuckled alongside Errol Flynn, dated dames with Robert Mitchum, and rode backup to John Wayne. At least then he could've had numerous opportunities in a variety of films.

Tara nova

Tara Jane O'Neil removes her sonic blindfold

By Geoff Harkness Tara Jane O'Neil is not selling out; she's buying in.


By Geoff Harkness In a world filled with musicians who toe the PR party line, Tricky stands alone. Outspoken, opinionated and virtually unable to restrain his verbal musings, the U.K.-reared rapper holds nothing back when it comes to chatting with the press ? a phenomenon that's earned him as many detractors as it has fans. Ask Tricky anything and you're bound to get an earful of candid monologue, between king-sized tokes on his ever-present blunt. Remember "Juxtapose" ? the critically roasted collaboration he a did a few years back with DJ Muggs (Cypress Hill) and Grease (DMX)? Tricky does too.


Megadeth to traitors

Metal legend takes no-holds-barred approach to life

By Geoff Harkness It may be hard to believe, but Dave Mustaine a man who's spent most of his life singing songs about death and carnage is an avowed computer nerd.

Best bets


Filling empty lives with humor

Comedian Bill Hicks is given a proper tribute with 'Philosophy'

By Jon Niccum "I was over in Australia during Easter. It's interesting to note they celebrate Easter the same way we do, commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus by telling our children a giant bunny rabbit left chocolate eggs in the night ... Why those two things? Why not goldfish left Lincoln Logs in your sock drawer.

What's hot is 'Watt'

Mike Watt and the Tom and Jerry Show, The Bottleneck - Lawrence KS - 09/25/2001

By Michael Newman Mike Watt is as committed a rock and roll lifer as one can hope to see. The 40-something, punk mainstay parked his Econoline van in front of Lawrence's Bottleneck Tuesday night for 90 minutes of inspired mayhem and humble appreciation for his fans that stayed with him till the wee hours.

Parting shot

Getting in the spirit

4 arrested after downtown fight

By Mike Belt Pizza crusts thrown out of a car led Lawrence Police to believe they had the right suspects early Wednesday as they investigated a fight at a downtown bar. Four men were arrested and taken to the Douglas County Jail for allegedly arguing and fighting with a man outside Fatso's bar, 1016 Mass.


Bullock gives $1 million to American Red Cross Leno to give show for free in Las Vegas Ono gives messages through peace lyrics Pat Boone moved to rerelease album

Wake Up Call Poll

Wake Up Call: A call to arms control

Columnist explores the positives and negatives of packing heat

By Greg Douros "Weapons are the tools of violence. All decent men detest them." Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher, 7th century B.C. "I want to say those words again for everyone within the sound of my voice to hear and to heed, and especially for you, Mr. Gore: From my cold dead hands!" NRA president Charlton Heston.

Out of Bounds: Fish hooked

Tortured worms, evil stickfish and bad karma can't spoil writer's day on quiet Kansas lake

By Seth Jones There's something about hunting that just isn't very sporting. A man takes a squirt bottle of deer urine and sprays it on himself. Then he waits in a tree for an unsuspecting deer to trot by, intending on blasting the placid "beast" with a shotgun.

Going off the rails on a crazy train

Gerald Potterton recalls his collaboration with Buster Keaton on 'The Railrodder'

By Dan Lybarger In a career that has spanned decades, British-born Gerald Potterton has made a name for himself in animation.

Movie listings

Wednesday, September 26

Networks tread cautiously as fall TV season opens

Even as networks delay or drop potentially sensitive episodes and clip violent scenes in terrorism's immediate wake, network executives expressed uncertainty Tuesday about how deep or lasting the effects of Sept. 11 will be.

6News report: More countries joining fight against terrorism

Josh Garber reports on the meetings between world leaders to discuss the September 11th terrorist attacks.

6News report: More attacks possible

Josh Garber reports on the possibility of more terrorist attacks.

6News report: More help from KU students

Kim Hall reports on the KU greek community trying to raise money for the rescue effort in New York City.

6News report: Afghan problems mounting

Josh Garber reports on the increasing problems in Afghanistan.

Until next year

New York state of mind


Time to laugh again Chick changes name Real-life survivor Trip called off

Tuesday, September 25

6News: Updates from around the world

In today's stories: hope finding more bodies at the World Trade Center dwindles, the international coalition against terrorism gains new support and troops at Fort Bragg prepare for action.

6News: KU holds discussion on legalities of anti-terrorism

Several speakers debate the legal ramifications of the United States' war on terrorism.

6News: Protestors call for alternatives to military action

Protestors in Lawrence call for the United States to spend military dollars on humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.


J. Lo finds her roots in Puerto Rico '7th Heaven' actress sets role model Ambrose ponies up for parks King promotes goodwill at WTC site

Sunday, September 23

Author's 'crush' on Galileo was inspiration for historical memoir

For years, author Dava Sobel had been infatuated with the wrong man. Galileo Galilei, she thought, embodied the highest scientific ideals objectivity and levelheadedness in his single-minded quest to untangle the mysteries of the heavens and Earth.

Brick by brick

Harvest of Arts brings dance, music and visual arts together for nine days

By Jan Biles Harvest of Arts, the annual grass-roots celebration of the community's arts and artists, will kick off Friday and run through Oct. 7. This year, the festival will feature about two dozen events, including dance, music, painting, sculpture, theater, film and other art forms.

Arts notes

Troupe presents folk dances from Canada Symphony Orchestra offers pops concert

Owning Your Own

Exhibition and sale courts local artists, slates lectures

By Jan Biles Gina Westergard doesn't show her jewelry and metal pieces very often in Lawrence, but an innovative art show and sale that opens Saturday at Fields Gallery has drawn her in. Westergard is among the more than 50 artists who have been selected for the Lawrence Own-Your-Own Art Exhibition and Sale (LOYO), an event developed by the Lawrence Committee for the Advancement of the Visual Arts.

Arts notes

Clarinetist promotes Australia's music Harvard professor to speak at KC museum

Book bites


The Varga Girls

Nostalgic cheesecake pinups spark controversy

By Jan Biles The Varga Girl. Has there ever been a fictional American woman more seductive and controversial? While she bolstered the spirits of the G.I.s fighting in World War II, the perfect beauty also drew criticism from those who saw her half-naked body and sensuous sometimes erotic poses degrading and demoralizing to women.

Saturday, September 22

6News report: Number missing in New York grows

Josh Garber reports on the ongoing efforts at the site of the World Trade Center.

6News report: China joins in fight

Josh Garber reports on the pledge of support by China for the U.S. led campaign against terrorism.

Stars turn out for disaster relief

An impressive array of talent from the worlds of music, films and television mounted a low-keyed but inspirational celebration of the American spirit Friday in a history-making two-hour telethon to raise money for victims and their families in the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington and the crash of a hijacked plane in Pennsylvania.

Friday, September 21

6News report: Bush warns Taliban

Kim Hall reports on Thursday nights address by President Bush to Congress and the nation.

6News report: Protestors want non-violent response to the terrorist attacks

Kim Hall reports on a protest for peace that took place on Thursday evening.

6News report: Theologian says reform needed

Josh Garber reports on a speech that took place Thursday at the Dole Center.

6News report: ROTC members comment on readiness for active duty

Karen Bledsoe reports on the feelings of the cadets in the KU Army ROTC program.

6News report: Updates from around the world

Kim Hall reports on news from around the world in the wake of last Tuesday's terrorist attacks.

Thursday, September 20

What Are You Reading?

6News report: South West Junior High students raise $600 to help in New York

Josh Garber reports on the efforts of the freshman class at Southwest Junior High to help out in New York City.

6News report: President Chirac visits site of the World Trade Center

Josh Garber reports on President Jacques Chirac's visit to New York City.

6News report: Lawrence man to send card to New York

Kim Hall reports on a Lawrence man wanting to get every Lawrence resident to sign a card to send to the city of New York.

6News report: Afghans fleeing to Pakistan

Josh Garber reports on some of the refugee's fleeing Afghanistan.

Got one

Break a leg

Starbucks moving in

Coffee giant brews up plans for former Gap

By Mark Fagan North America's biggest corporate coffee chain is moving into downtown Lawrence. Starbucks Corp. will use about half of the retail space inside a former Gap store at 647 Mass. for a coffee shop.

Arts Notes

 PBS series takes on evolution issue  Halloween comes early to Worlds of Fun

Spinning the Web: Instant messaging

Attack on America brings new sense of importance to Internet

By Michael Newman There's no denying that we're a television culture. The importance of the medium was once again demonstrated by the tragic events of Sept. 11 and in the days since. The immediacy of TV and its cultural pervasiveness make it the center of our attention during times of unprecedented tragedy.

Grand 'Canyon'

Lawrence artist uses building as her palette

By Mitchell J. Near Diners at the recently opened Stone Canyon Restaurant can feast their eyes upon a structure that follows an integrated theme of design and artwork, courtesy of Debra Clemente. For years, Clemente and her husband, David, have chaffed at restaurants that provided first-class meals, but leave atmosphere to chance. They reasoned that edibles and ambiance should be of equal value for on-the-town couples.

Escape from New York

Kansas City writer undergoes nightmarish adventure in Big Apple

By Mitchell J. Near In one day all of Whitney Terrell's priorities changed.

Movie Listings

Hollywood reshuffle

The film industry rushes to revise upcoming releases in the wake of terrorist incidents

By Loey Lockerby A man watches in horror as his family is killed in a terrorist attack.


Film Review - 'An American Rhapsody'

Filmmaker Eva Gárdos reveals her family's tale of migrating from Eastern Europe to U.S.

By Dan Lybarger Like a lot of people, cinema editor Éva Gárdos, who has worked on movies as diverse as "Barfly" and "Mask," is proud to be an American. Her semi-autobiographical writing and directorial debut "An American Rhapsody" indicates she's had more reason for her pride than most. Regardless of how closely the film represents what actually happened to her family, it's safe to conclude that their journey to the United States was harrowing.

Station break

The Lazer's change in format continues to shape the area's musical landscape

By Jon Niccum People cried out in rage and disbelief. Protests erupted on the streets of Lawrence, and citizens wondered if the town would ever be the same again. No, it wasn't a result of the war raging in Vietnam or a landmark ruling on Roe vs. Wade, it was simply because a beloved radio station had changed its format.

Out of Bounds: Fill in the blanks

The sports week that never happened offers readers at home a chance to play

By Seth Jones Although the games last weekend were canceled, that doesn't mean we're about to let terrorists spoil our fun. But the dilemma is that there were really no games to report on or talk about.

Peace core

Punk acts assemble to offer much-needed Plea for Peace

By Geoff Harkness Where were you when it happened? "We were in Florida and we had a day off," says Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue. "We woke up to the news and watching that and just being ... dumbstruck. It was very unreal."


Fulks hero

Alternative country's most clever lyricist remains a working-class musician

By Geoff Harkness Roots music revival? Not gonna happen according to Robbie Fulks, who has spent the better part of the past decade playing his peculiar brand of "insurgent country" with minimal results.

Best Bets

Life imitates artwork

Labels scramble to replace offensive CD covers after attacks

By Geoff Harkness In his classic 1994 old-school ode, "Juicy," New York rapper Notorious B.I.G. offered the following simile: "Now I'm in the limelight 'cause I rhyme tight/Time to get paid, blow up like the World Trade." Biggie wasn't a prophet of course, he was merely referring to the infamous 1993 car-bombing incident.

Parting Shot

Wednesday, September 19

6News report: Tragedy affects local residents

Tina Terry reports on two local women who were in New York during the terrorist attacks.

6News report: Local law enforcement trying to help

Josh Garber reports on local law enforcement officials efforts to help.

6News report: Rescuers haven't given up hope yet

Kim Hall reports on the continuing efforts of rescuers at the site of the World Trade Center.

6News report: Another border closing

Kim Hall reports on the closing of borders between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

Letter perfect

Regents visit KU

6News report: Exchange program postponed

Josh Garber reports on the postponement of a student exchange program with a sister city of Eutin, Germany.

6News report: FBI questions more

Kim Hall reports on the FBI's questioning of two men in an East Texas jail that may be connected to the terrorist attacks.

6News report: KU students camping out to help

Kim Hall reports on KU's student government efforts to aid victims of the terrorist attacks.

Tuesday, September 18

6Sports: Major League Baseball plays again

After last week's attacks, the MLB gets back into the game, and other professional leagues will follow suit.

6News: Douglas County Courthouse's security may tighten

Douglas county leaders are trying to balance access to the Law Enforcement Center and Courthouse with the need of increased security.

6News report: Patriotic music on the upswing

Local music dealers are having trouble keeping patriotic music on the shelves.

6News report: Updates from around the world

Reports from news sources around the world in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11th.

6Sports: Big 12 schedule's coming back on track

Big 12 schools announce game schedules after last weekend's cancellations and postponements.

6News report: Residents demonstrate patriotism with stitches

Local quilting bees make flags to help display support for the U.S..

Monday, September 17

Scrap truck wreck slows Highway 24

(Updated Monday at 11:46 a.m.) A truck belonging to Lonnie's Recycling at 501 Maple in Lawrence went over the high side rounding a curve traveling westbound on Highway 24. The driver, Clarence Cheek suffered only minor injuries Monday and was transported from the scene by private vehicle. Emergency workers at the scene estimated possible delays of several hours while waiting for equipment to clear the roadway.

Sunday, September 16


Arts notes

Outdoor drama tells story of Kansa Indians LCT to offer series of improv classes Auditions slated for 'Sound of Music' Festival celebrates Scottish traditions Storyteller releases CD for youngsters Cider Days to raise money for charity

Surviving Cambodia's civil war

Company keeps spirit of homeland's dance and music alive

The classical and folk dance and music of Cambodia are coming to the Lied Center stage. "Dance, the Spirit of Cambodia," which features 40 dancers and musicians from the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

'Butterfly Kiss' tackles hard questions of child abuse and murder

The psychological underpinning of child abuse are at the core of "Butterfly Kiss," a drama by Phyllis Nagy that is opening Thursday night in Murphy Hall's Inge Theatre. Megan Shea, a Kansas University graduate student, is directing the provocative play, which she describes as a "detailed look at the life of a woman who was subjected to sexual and mental abuse that eventually led to a murder."

Stephen King, Garrison Keillor and Anne Rice offer their usual literary fare

Some major publications scheduled for the fall.

Prints from El Cerro Art

Arts center selling works hanging in show

By Jan Biles The walls of the Lawrence Arts Center's gallery are covered with traditional and contemporary images of American Indian culture. Women in tribal dress gather in one print. Buffaloes roam on another. Portraits of contemporary Indian figures, in blue jeans and rolled-sleeve shirts, hang across the room from an Andy Warhol-ish image of an Indian in cowboy garb.

The Hag's no drag.

Merle Haggard and the Strangers, Ameristar Casino, Kansas City MO 09/15/2001

By Michael Newman Saturday night at Kansas City's Ameristar Casino, Haggard and his band The Strangers performed before an adoring crowd. If you accept the notion that every genre of music capable of producing not only legends, but great artists, then it's impossible not to recognize that Merle Haggard exists as one of the form's most gifted examples.

Arts notes

Hemings, Jefferson ancestors to speak Chamber Orchestra lists 2001-2002 board Spencer Consort to open season Artists to show at Rock Bottom Farm KU dance professor to portray Annie Diggs Comedy troupe to make fun of politicians Painter-printmaker to give KU lecture Portrait miniatures topic of session

Seem-To-Be- Players starts membership program

'American Tall Tales' to open next weekend and then tour across the United States

By Jan Biles The Seem-To-Be Players is realizing that it can't take community support for its shows for granted. "If you've been in theater for awhile, you have the expectation that the community will come to you, but theater must reach out to the community," Ric Averill, director of the professional children's theater company, said.

The 'Four T's' coming this fall

Tiger, Twain, Theodore and Tolkien head the book list

Bob Wietrak, a sales executive at Barnes & Noble, sees the fall book season as the story of the "Four T's": Tiger, Twain, Theodore and Tolkien. Tiger is Tiger Woods, who in "How I Play Golf" shares his insights with the swinging masses. (Some might then consider Craig Brass' "How to Quit Golf: A 12-Step Program").

Arts notes

Here's your chance to show and tell Former KU professor showing handcrafted jewelry Experimental theater group to begin meeting at LCT National magazine features house built by Rockhill KU alum to show work at 'Grand Nude Show' in KC Photos needed for Web page

'Punk ballerina' returns home to create new work

By Jan Biles Karole Armitage has danced around the globe since she left Lawrence at the age of 14. She has danced for George Balanchine and Merce Cunningham and created movements for Mikhail Baryshnikov, Michael Jackson and Madonna. She wears her moniker, "the punk ballerina," with pride.

Saturday, September 15

6News report: Comfort arrives in New York

Josh Garber reports on the arival of the Naval hospital ship USNS Comfort in New York.

6News report: Rain dampens ground, not spirit

Josh Garber reports on the ongoing rescue efforts at the site of the World Trade Center.

6Sports report: That's the way it should be

A CNN reporter explains why sporting events don't take top priority.

Paying respects overseas

An American couple from Kansas City, Kan., right, and another from Ottawa, Ontario, observe a moment of silence to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks on the United States. They were visiting the Wall of Peace Friday in Paris.

Offering comfort

Pastor Lee Johnson and church member Louise Woods hug following a noon prayer service at First United Methodist Church for family and victims of Tuesday's terrorist attacks. At right is Louise's husband, Clyde Woods.

6News report: Bush visits damage in New York

Josh Garber reports on President Bush's visit to the wreckage of the World Trade Center.

6News report: 3,000 gather at Lied Center

Kim Hall reports on the crowd that gathered at the Lied Center on the KU Campus to remember Tuesday's events.

6News report: Local girls raise money

Tina Terry reports on a group of local kids doing their part for the Red Cross.

6News report: Lawrence students give thanks

Kim Hall reports on a group of Kennedy Elementary students who gave their thanks to local law enforcement and firefighters.

6News report: Local girls get creative

Josh Garber reports on three local girls showing their patriotism.

6News report: Lawrence remembers

Kim Hall reports on another local prayer and rememberance service held in Lawrence.

Friday, September 14

6News report: Commercial traffic from Canada slowed by security measures

Josh Garber reports on the heightened security at the Canada - U.S. border.

6Sports report: KU - Wyoming game postponed again

Kevin Romary reports on Thursday's decision by the Big 12 to cancel all athletic events through Sunday.

6News report: Vigil brings all religions together

Kim Hall reports on a candlelight vigil that took place Thursday evening on Campeneille Hill.

6News report: First of the black box's found

Josh Garber reports on the discovery of the black box from the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania.

6News report: Hemenway urges students, staff to talk about attacks in class

Kim Hall reports on Thursdays convocation at Budig Hall.

6News report: New FAA regulations to affect major commercial airports

Josh Garber reports on new FAA safety regulations and how they will affect the Lawrence airport.

6News report: No over seas flights allowed in

Josh Garber reports on the limited number of flights allowed by FAA.

6News report: Americans being targeted by other Americans

Tina Terry reports on the scapegoating towards Muslims and Middle East Americans.

6News report: Flags selling fast

Kim Hall reports on the high sales of flags and other patriotic symbols across America.

6News report: Children need questions answered

Josh Garber reports on ways to answer children's questions about Tuesdays attacks.

6News report: Bomb scare at Capitol

Josh Garber reports on the approved $40 billion for rescue and clean up efforts in New York.

6News report: Rescue efforts continue

Josh Garber reports on the continuing rescue efforts at the World Trade Center.

6News report: Congressional leaders to visit weapons plants

Josh Garber reports on the still closed U.S. Stock Markets, and plans by congressional leaders to visit the nations nuclear weapons plants

Thursday, September 13

6News report: Tips on coping offered

Josh Garber reports on tips on dealing with crisis.

Parting shot

Ghost town

Music scene lures the three members of Ghosty to Lawrence

By Geoff Harkness "Hello Oread neighborhood," intones Ghosty singer/guitarist Andrew Connor to a small crowd gathered at the band's rehearsal space, a converted garage in Old West Lawrence, sardonically dubbed "The Haunted House."


Best bets


Diary of a madman

By Geoff Harkness "Somebody, anybody, God help, help me please. I want to be accepted. I have to be accepted. I'll wear any kind of clothes you want! I'm so tired of crying and dreaming, I'm soo soo alone. Isn't there anyone out there? Please help me. HELP ME!" Excerpt from Kurt Cobain's 1993 journal.

Texas twisters

Austin's The Derailers keep country traditional

By Geoff Harkness When Derailers singer-guitarist Brian Hofeldt decided to make Austin, Tex., his permanent home, he probably never imagined he'd be there less than two months out of every year.


The changing face of the Emmys

TV's grandest night gets update with Kansan's help

By Mitchell J. Near If the annual creative industry schmooze-fest awards were one big, dysfunctional family, then the prime-time television Emmy Awards has long been seen as the schizophrenic cousin no one in the family wants to talk about yet can't help but make jokes concerning his condition.

Film Review - 'The Deep End'

Blackmail and passion help keep seedy thriller 'The Deep End' above water

By Dan Lybarger The writing and directing team of Scott McGehee and David Siegel first came to prominence with its 1993 film "Suture," a black-and-white movie that featured an African American and a Caucasian playing half brothers and making the audience the only ones in on the joke. They give viewers similar privileges in "The Deep End." Like "Blood Simple" before it, the new film generates a good deal of suspense as characters wander into danger because they don't know information that has been made plain to the audience early on.


Film Review - 'Hardball'

Keanu Reeves helps team of ballplayers overcome adversity of surroundings

By Jon Niccum During a roaring rainstorm, a drunken man wanders the nighttime streets with a bottle in hand. He enters an empty church and takes a seat. Somber music punctuates the soundtrack as the shot reveals the fellow to be deep in prayer.

Wake Up Call!: Sifting through the rubble

By Greg Douros I'm waiting in line at the Crimson Café at Kansas University with an empty stomach and a plate full of scrambled eggs and hash browns. Just before arriving, I'd been cleaning off a plastic dummy's mouth with chlorine solution and performing emergency breathing exercises for my first aid class. It was the beginning lesson in preparation for how to act in a crisis, although nothing could prepare me for the news I'm about to learn.

Movie Listings

Out of Bounds: Tailgating after prohibition

By Seth Jones And after 10 years, Al Bohl said let there be beer at the tailgating parties, and it shall benefit the KU band. And it was good.

Arts Notes

 Organ prodigy takes stage at KC concerts  Lawrence Art Guild to meet at library  Workshop to hone writers' skills  Artist blends text with classical works

What Are You Reading?

You've got male

Lawrence playwright takes on dating and romance from a male perspective

By Mitchell J. Near Playwright Danny Schluck understands the power of printed, particularly words that are bound to draw attention. He deliberately selected the word "Cock" for his first full-length play, knowing that it implied all sorts of images. But he insists that, ultimately, the word is what people want it to be.

Hollywood backs away from violence

Movies, television shows with terror plots face uncertain future

Real-life terrorism has led Hollywood executives to postpone at least one movie and consider changing the scheduling of other films and TV shows that involve terrorist plots against Americans.

Almanac predicts mild winter, offers helpful excuses

Jud Hale, editor-in-chief of The Old Farmer's Almanac, is worried. Some of last year's weather forecasts were just too accurate way above the traditional 80 percent. That makes it a tough act to follow for the 210th edition, which hit newsstands this week.

First season of 'Simpsons' heads to DVD

Mmmm ... "The Simpsons" on DVD. Fox Home Entertainment has announced it's releasing a three-disc boxed set of the first season of "The Simpsons" Sept. 25, with a list of extras that should please even the most rabid fan of TV's favorite nuclear(-plant) family.


Poundstone reaches plea agreement Kenny Chesney counts his blessings Here's to you, 'Mrs. Robinson'

A musician's concentration

6News report: Identities of most hijackers now known

Kim Hall reports on the collapse of another World Trade Center building.

6News report: State department reissues caution statement

Kim Hall reports on the State Departments reissue of its World Wide Caution, warning Americans about travelling abroad.

6News report: Secretary Powell requests a world wide coalition

Kim Hall reports on Secretary of State Collin Powell's request for a World Wide Coalition against terrorism.

6News report: Red Cross still in need of help

Josh Garber reports on the request for aid from the Red Cross.

6News report: Mail backed up

Josh Garber reports on the backup of mail due to the FAA grounding of flights.

6News report: Ribbons signify united campus

Josh Garber reports on KURA's white ribbon's that have been handed out on campus.

6News report: Students threatened

Kim Hall reports on threats made towards KU's Muslim students.

6News report: Lawrence firefighters trying to help in New York

Kim Hall reports on local firefighter efforts to raise money for their New York counterparts.

6News report: Vigils helping some local residents

Kim Hall reports on a candlelight prayer vigil that took place at Danforth Chapel on Wednesday evening.

Henry Rollins unleashes 'the animal inside'

Rollins band, Granada Theater - Lawrence KS 09/12/2001

By Michael Newman For the second time this year, hardcore Renaissance man Henry Rollins appeared in Lawrence. And if his earlier, spoken-word performance at Liberty Hall was a visit from his ego, then Wednesday night's performance with the Rollins Band at the Granada was pure id.

Wednesday, September 12

Remembering the fallen

Lawrence area vigils and prayer events in honor of the victims of tragedy

(Updated Thursday at 4:59 p.m.) By Michael Newman At the time of this writing, Lawrence area churches and secular organizations were still making plans for how they will remember the victims and offer comfort to the community following Tuesday morning's tragic events in New York City and Washington, D.C.

6News report: Attacks shake Americans

A CNN correspondent gives an overview of Tuesday's horrific events.

6News report: Bert Nash employee says talking will help

Kim Hall reports on a Bert Nash Center employee's adivce on how to deal with Tuesday's tragedy.

6News report: Lawrence residents line up to give blood

Kim Hall reports on Lawrence residents donating blood to be shipped to the New York City area.

6News report: City commissioners start meeting on somber note

Josh Garber reports on Tuesday evening's City Commission meeting.

6News report: Truck driver felt effect of FAA grounding

Kim Hall reports on an accident south of Lawrence in which the driver was injured.

6News report: Lawrence residents rush to the pumps

Alison Mann reports on local residents' rush to fill gas tanks.

6News report: Green Beret says to not be so quick to point the finger

Mark Johnson, a retired Green Beret, comments on who's to blame for Tuesday's terrorist attacks.

6News report: Pilots, passengers grounded

Josh Garber reports on the local and statewide effects of the FAA's grounding of all flights.

6News report: KU students watch and react to Tuesday's events

Kim Hall reports on the reaction from KU students who gathered around televisions in the student unions on campus.

6News report: LHS students have somewhere to turn for questions and help

Josh Garber reports on the crisis center available to staff and students at Lawrence High School.

6News report: Local buildings under heightened security

Kim Hall reports on the heightened security at the Lawrence Law Enforcement Center and City Hall.

6News report: Terrorists looking to accomplish three things

Kim Hall reports on Police Chief Ron Olin's comments on Tuesday's terrorist attacks.

6News report: Local residents join in prayer

Tina Terry reports on the gathering of Lawrence residents to pray for the families of those lost and injured on Tuesday.

6News report: SELF postpones trip

Kim Hall reports on the SELF Fellowship members' postponement of their trip to Washington, D.C.

6News report: Afghanistan leaders say bin Lauden not responsible

Josh Garber reports on the Afghanistan leader's statement that Osama bin Lauden is not behind Tuesday's events.

6News report: International flights to U.S. rerouted

Josh Garber reports on the grounding of all U.S. flights.

6News report: Bin Lauden denies reports he is involved

Josh Garber reports on Osama bin Lauden's possible involvement in Tuesday's events.

6News report: The world reacts

Josh Garber reports on the world's reaction to Tuesday's events.


Loren an enduring beauty Liz Taylor's true love Hefner to be roasted Blast from Joplin's past

Attacks force entertainment shutdown

The Emmys and Latin Grammys canceled their awards ceremonies, amusement parks closed and Hollywood studios locked their gates as Tuesday's terrorist attacks darkened a stunned entertainment industry.

Media rise to disaster's challenge

TV, newspapers, Internet provide continuous coverage on several fronts

Television became a national gathering place on a terror-filled Tuesday, replaying unimaginable scenes of a plane crashing into the World Trade Center and its skyscrapers collapsing. Newspapers rushed out special editions. Many headlines said simply: "TERROR."

Tuesday, September 11

Bob Dylan tips his hand in commercial for new album

The scene: a smoky back room full of gamblers playing a tense game of poker. There's a love triangle about to erupt, the possibility of a royal flush and the dealer may be crooked. The players look familiar, and the song in the background sounds like ... Bob Dylan.


McConaughey to the rescue Impressing Michael Jackson Refining daytime talk shows Just like a country song

Assignment Chicago: Read, discuss 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

City officials from the mayor on down are hoping Chicagoans in coffee shops, on park benches and on buses and trains are engrossed in the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird."

'Millionaire' more than just a game

Many in Hong Kong look to TV show to get out of debt

Postman Sin Kan-tong didn't miss a beat when asked what he would do with the money.

Monday, September 10


Generation gap Celebrated poet Suitable for children? Warming up to ice sports

Tony Bennett brings his heart to Kansas City

Tony Bennett and k.d. lang at Starlight Theatre, Kansas City MO - 09/09/2001

By Michael Newman Tony Bennett is not merely beloved and a legend; he's also the best crooner of his generation. Among the singers that came up in the post-war, post-Sinatra era that included Dean Martin and Perry Como, Bennett not only survives, he thrives. Before an adoring throng at Kansas City's Starlight Theatre, Bennett, along with pal k.d. lang, did service to what he frequently referred to as "the great American songbook."

Swash-buckling 'Musketeer' tops weekend box office

Fight made right for "The Musketeer," which parlayed its mix of traditional swashbuckling and Hong Kong action choreography into the top spot among the nation's movies.

Emmy hands out less-than-prime awards

Reality television, the most-watched programming genre of the past couple of TV seasons, finally got some Primetime Emmy Award recognition over the weekend.

Some modern fashion brands have long histories in fickle industry

Even in a climate where trends change faster than they're forecast, a few fashion companies have managed to successfully merge their pasts and their futures, including. . .

Architect takes latest achievement in stride

Frank Gehry, in dark blue sports jacket, charcoal gray slacks and protective hard hat, trots through the concrete shell of what soon will be the city's grand new concert hall. With a clutch of photographers at his heels, he stops to answer a question: Where will the "center" as in the heart and soul of this building be?

Sunday, September 9

Seems like old times

Dougan's love story makes promising debut

Cameron Dougan's first novel, "Because She Is Beautiful" (AtRandom, 319 pages, $19), is an eloquent and finely wrought love story that is both tragic and redemptive. The novel begins when Kim Reilly is 7 and continues into her 40s. Kim, whose father was a strict career Marine, learns early to protect herself by fostering a fierce independent streak, but this is compromised by her desire to be loved.

Terrell writes instant classic

A Kansas City novelist fulfills his literary ambitions

By Mitchell J. Near Book critics are not having any trouble deciding whether or not they enjoy Whitney Terrell's new novel, The Huntsman" (Viking, 384 pages, $25.95). In fact, reviewers from every publication, including the Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Esquire, The New York Times and The New Yorker are practically screaming their praises from the rooftops.

Arts notes

Indian Arts Show posters hanging at Lawrence library Country singer Joe Diffie to perform show in Ottawa Phoenix Award nominations deadline set for Oct. 1 Brashear, inspiration behind 'Men of Honor,' to speak Harvest of Arts Festival taking booth reservations 'Imagination' changes name, to appear on PBS channel

Photos capture color, light of Southwest

By Mindie Paget There are places in the world where a person can be alone for a long time. The desert is one of those places, and Lawrence photographer Rick Mitchell capitalized on the solitude of the landscapes of the Southwest to create a collection of photos that will be exhibited Friday at Southwest and More, 727 Mass., during the next First Friday Gallery Walk.

High winds topple tree


Film festival draws a pair And the Oscar goes to An inspiring tale no lie Trekking to Sin City

'Monsoon Wedding' takes top honors at Venice

Mira Nair's vision of an elaborate wedding in India won top honors Saturday at the Venice Film Festival, with "Monsoon Wedding" winning the Golden Lion award for best film.

Brokaw's back at anchor

NBC newsman's piece tonight on 'Dateline' takes look at refugees from Sudan's civil war

NBC's Tom Brokaw knows there's life after "Nightly News." But he insists he doesn't know when he might begin it or what that new life will be.

Big Easy battle engages artists

New Orleans arts colony upset with transformation of city's Jackson Square

In the heart of the French Quarter, Jackson Square was once an inspirational studio for hundreds of classically trained artists, known for their paintings of the city's colorful streetscapes and bougainvillea-draped courtyards.

Mass. appeal draws teens

City's main drag a magnet for restless youth

By Matt Merkel-Hess Weekend nights, bored teen-agers come to downtown Lawrence like bees to a flower. They hang out, have fun and aim to cause just enough trouble to get noticed by friends but not police. "This is the excitement for the weekends," said Thomas Vervynck, 19.

Number of galleries participating in First Friday

Here are the galleries participating in the First Friday Gallery Walk, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

Arts notes

Shimomura participates in New York CIty exhibit Presidential portraits on display in Abilene Guitarist to give fingerstyle tips

Arts notes

Metalsmith to open Hallmark Symposium Rossetti to present French compositions Photography class being offered at Pelathe Holiday Art Fair deadline is nearing Small towns examined in Ottawa exhibit Book club for youths to start at library Lied Center, KU center awarded NEA grant

Rascally raccoons: the saga continues

By Marsha Henry Goff They're BAAAACK! I've known for some time that raccoons have been making nocturnal visits to our bird feeders (it's impossible to ignore the nightly gifts they leave for me to surreptitiously sweep off the deck), but I didn't want to tell husband Ray who has been threatening to shoot them when they returned.



Saturday, September 8

Stars turn out for Jackson

Concert with who's who guest lineup honors 'Gloved One'

A who's who of the entertainment industry showed up Friday night to honor Michael Jackson and celebrate the 30th anniversary of his solo career.

San Francisco exhibit displays history's tools of torture

A guillotine, a "knee splitter" and a spiked chair from the Spanish Inquisition are among more than 100 instruments of torture displayed in the first U.S. exhibit of gruesome tools used by authorities since the 1500s to subjugate their people.


Shake down the thunder Time to eat out Imagine all the drawings Surviving a parachute jump

Competition seeks designs for fountain honoring Diana

Officials on Friday launched a design competition for a $4.2 million fountain in memory of Princess Diana.

Friday, September 7


Kate Moss injured in wreck Spielberg puts family first It's a girl for Cindy Crawford Anne Heche expecting

Awards show an excuse to party

Fatboy Slim wins five MTV awards; Aaliyah remembered during tribute

Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" video was the big winner at Thursday's MTV Video Music Awards, winning six of the nine awards for which it was nominated, but it was the sexy video "Lady Marmalade" that took home the year's top trophy.

Kennedy Center announces honorees for 2001

Julie Andrews, who captivated America in "The Sound of Music," and tenor Luciano Pavarotti are among the winners of the 2001 honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Thursday, September 6

Best Bets

Jazzing up the menu


Tribute to Aaliyah Extortion case targeted Rimes McCartney has frog in his throat Fourth trip down the aisle Mariah postpones interview

Film vault closure creates reel dilemma

Reels of American pop culture old Abbott & Costello and James Bond movies, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," even the original copy of the 1968 horror classic "Night of the Living Dead" are stranded in a Pennsylvania laboratory that was suddenly shuttered last month when a Canadian bank foreclosed on the property.

Patty Hearst makes bow off-Broadway

Patty Hearst will appear in the touring production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" when it plays Sept. 18-23 at the Shubert Theater in New Haven.

East meets Bible Belt

Self-help guru Deepak Chopra opens shop in Georgia

In self-help books rooted in Eastern spirituality, Deepak Chopra writes that people can reverse aging by changing their thoughts. His Web site says astrology can forecast disease. He once wrote an essay for Playboy titled "Does God Have Orgasms?"

Hislope spreads 'The Fever'

Local performer brings one-man show into audience members' living rooms

By Mitchell J. Near Matt Hislope is not a lunatic, but he's crazy about theater. And sometimes his methods prove it.

Arts Notes

 Oread bookstore slates two book signings  Carlyle Smith to show jewelry at KU gallery  Film entries needed for Lawrence festival  Gov. Graves to appear in 'The Odd Couple'

Spinning the Web: 'Til the 'WELL' runs dryer

Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link attempts to outlast the industry fallout

By Michael Newman I faded away from being an active member of the WELL's (Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link) online conferencing system shortly after the World Wide Web became widely used in the mid-1990s. I've returned in what is only coincidentally the wake of the bust. Much has remained the same, but several things either are different now or appear that way because the broader social context has changed so much.

Artistic merit

Posters review the best of American Indian art

By Mitchell J. Near The American Indian art scene is not only alive and well, but it's also literally bursting at the seams with new and established artists, creating a plethora of work in almost every medium imaginable. And Lawrence known as an enclave for burgeoning artists and home to Haskell Indian Nations University will soon find itself inundated with fairs and exhibits throughout the next month.

Movie Listings

Film Review - 'Two Can Play That Game'

Familiar battle of the sexes is fought in the comedy 'Two Can Play That Game'

By Dan Lybarger In writer-director Mark Brown's "Two Can Play That Game," love and war are indistinguishable. As with his previous flick "How to Be a Player," Brown's protagonist is a seasoned vet of the emotional battlefield and explains directly to the audience about how the skirmishes should be executed. His themes are about as tired as they were in the previous film, but with a more likable and believable star ("Player" had an annoyingly smug Bill Bellamy), they seem a lot more relevant.

Film Review - 'Rock Star'

Mark Wahlberg enjoys rise and fall of overnight 'Rock Star' in truth-based tale

By Loey Lockerby Every kid who ever picked up an electric guitar or a microphone probably dreamed of being like Tim "The Ripper" Owens. The Ohio cover band singer and Judas Priest fanatic was tapped to be the new frontman for his idols when Rob Halford left in the mid-'90s, living out a rags-to-riches fantasy that sounds like it could only happen in the movies.

Without 'Warning'

Big Jeter unleashes bad cinema on unsuspecting moviegoers

By Dan Lybarger Leaving a tape recorder unattended during the middle of an interview can lead to dangerous consequences. When the recording of a recent conversation with Kansas City tunesmith Big Jeter is played back, a whispering voice offers a subtle but strong hint, "Give Big Jeter the cover. You are going to do whatever it takes to give us the cover. Do whatever it takes to put us on the cover of this week's issue and EVERY issue of The Mag."

Debunking media myths

Critic Richard Roeper takes aim at popular urban legends of film, TV and music

By Mitchell J. Near As one half of the television team responsible for "Ebert and Roeper and the Movies," film writer Richard Roeper is often overlooked due to his pairing with power critic Roger Ebert. But fans of movies and other media-related tidbits may appreciate the fact that Roeper, and not his tubby companion, is the one authoring "Hollywood Urban Legends."

What Are You Reading?


Out of Bounds: Secret society of speed

'The Fast and the Furious' inspires columnist to challenge Lawrence motorists

By Seth Jones I know they're out there. I just need to find them. But these street-racing gangs, man, they're sneaky.

Swing king

Western guitar legend Hank Thompson still delights audiences after six decades

By Geoff Harkness Hank Thompson is a man of many firsts. The guitarist dubbed the "King of Western Swing" decades ago was the first musician to record in hi-fi stereo, starred in the first color broadcast of a variety show on television ("The Hank Thompson Show") and released the first live country album ("Live at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas"). Thompson was even the first musician to ever receive corporate tour sponsorship, perhaps the most enduring aspect of his storied legacy. And perhaps the lone blemish on an otherwise spotless track record.

CD Reviews


Thulium resurfaces

Kansas City power pop quartet returns to the local music scene

By Geoff Harkness Music fans attending their first Thulium show might be surprised to find that the raucous Kansas City, Mo., power pop quartet doesn't cater to the mosh pit crowd.

Exclusive Online Profile: Chef Robbi Jenkins

New Prairie Fire chef brings much experince to Lawrence

By Michael Newman When Prairie Fire's new chef Robbi Jenkins attended Washington DC's Howard University, she had it in mind to become a professor of American History. But the break she took after graduation, before beginning her Masters degree never ended.

Parting shot

Wednesday, September 5

This blimp's for you


Vacation photo mix-up Hitchcock's inspirations Winslett's marriage sinks Charles says ooh-la-la

American Film Institute joins the awards-show party

Oscar season just got a little longer. The American Film Institute, known for its "100 Years ... 100 Movies" specials over recent years and for its annual lifetime achievement honors, announced Tuesday that it's going into the awards-show business.

Tokyo Disneyland launches sea-themed amusement park

DisneySea opened its doors Tuesday to more than 15,000 people who braved rainy weather forecasts and camped out for tickets to The Walt Disney Co.'s newest amusement park in Japan.

Online art site opens doors to galleries points browsers to sales, information sites

A pair of gunslinging Elvises greets visitors to the lower Broadway offices of The Andy Warhol silkscreen is an apt symbol for the company's chief executive, Hans Neuendorf, who has survived a blood bath in the online art world and is fighting his way to profitability.

Picture perfect

Tuesday, September 4

'Jeepers Creepers' scares up No. 1 debut at box office

Movie-goers turned their peepers on "Jeepers Creepers," a horror flick that topped the box office with a record debut for a film opening over Labor Day weekend.

Worlds collide in Chicago

MTV's 'The Real World' beset by protests in Windy City

Welcome to the real world, MTV. That's the message in a Chicago neighborhood, where cast members from the network's latest installment of "The Real World" have had to contend with shouting protesters, graffiti calling them "DORKS" and even an unrelated shooting that ended with a dead man outside their building.

Anne Heche gets hitched over weekend

Actress Anne Heche, 32, married cameraman Coleman Laffoon, 27, on Saturday during a ceremony held at a villa near downtown Los Angeles, according to the AP.

Second look

MDA telethon sets record

Water skimmer

Famed film reviewer for New Yorker dies

Movie critic Pauline Kael, a brash, witty champion of artistic quality who thrashed both facile commercialism and self-indulgent pretense from her lofty perch at The New Yorker, has died. She was 82.


Show has strong link to youth Denzel's villainous debut No horror stories for freshmen Bob Hope to remain in hospital

Monday, September 3

Box office has hearty offerings awaiting this fall

The palate has been cleansed. So have the brain cells. The gold mine teen demographic has been served, and the sequels have reaped the rewards of redundancy. And now, hopefully, it's time for quality to have its say and its season.


Name it after Dave Heart surgery has perks Too posh? Queen mum takes medical tests

Troy Donahue, '60s teen heartthrob, dies of heart attack

Actor Troy Donahue, a blond, blue-eyed heartthrob of the 1950s and '60s who starred in teen romances like "A Summer Place" and "Parrish," died Sunday. He was 65. Donahue died at St. John's Hospital and Medical Center in Santa Monica after suffering a heart attack on Thursday, family friend Bob Palmer said.

Hollywood has record summer

Pretty much everyone in Hollywood foresaw a summer of record revenue. A relentless stream of blockbusters such as "Pearl Harbor," "Planet of the Apes," "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and "Jurassic Park III" were expected to shatter the summer 1999 record of just under $3 billion.

Sunday, September 2

Art professionals can enter works at fair

The Kansas State Fair Professional Art Exhibit will accept entries from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the professional arts pavilion on the fairgrounds.


Better late than never Two karate kids for Norris In memory of Aaliyah Contract out of service area

Hope expected to go home soon

Bob Hope was continuing to make a rapid recovery from pneumonia and is expected to return home Monday, his publicist said. "Things are doing well," Ward Grant said by telephone Saturday.

Academy Award-winning makeup artist dies

John Chambers won honorary Oscar for his research and development in field

Oscar-winning makeup pioneer John Chambers, who did everything from put the pointy ears on "Star Trek's" Mr. Spock to turn actors into simians for the original "Planet of the Apes," has died of diabetes complications. He was 78.

Chef lands on prime-time menu

'Emeril' to fill Tuesday night opening time slot on NBC

Emeril the Underdog. That's how chef and TV personality Emeril Lagasse sees his role in the drama known as the fall television season. Believe it or not, the confident man behind the "Bam!" says it's a part he's used to playing.

Arts notes

'Overseas' to kick off Rockhurst Film Series Circus to feature new performers River Fest set for weekend

Try these tips to make the most of your time

Hate to wait? These tips will help you spend less time languishing in long lines at the store or thumbing through ancient magazines at the doctor's office. With a bit of planning, you can win the waiting game.

Mix it up: Patterns add pizzazz

It took several years of working with my colleague, Matt Fox, on color, pattern and texture before he felt comfortable giving up those terrible plaid pants and striped shirts. Actually, because Matt's background wasn't interior design, it did take awhile before he was comfortable selecting fabrics and wall textures to be used in the same room.

Arts notes

Photographer to share skills at workshops Author Ayres to give presentation at museum

Arts notes

Patterns rule Bazaar fall fashion Summer hair today can be gone tomorrow Barbie and friends on the auction block

KU professor brings new reality to stage

Computerized scenes add flexibility to Kansas University theater productions

By Matt Merkel-Hess The sets Mark Reaney builds for plays aren't tangible, and sometimes you can see right through them. Reaney's work in virtual reality has put the Kansas University theater professor at the forefront of the nascent art form.

Indian Arts Show announces winners

Here are the winners in the 2001 Lawrence Indian Arts Show.

Events surround art show

By Jan Biles Several events are planned in conjunction with the Lawrence Indian Arts Show. Here is a rundown of those activities.

'Shock' an 'egg-cellent' medical thriller

"Wanted: Eggs from Ivy-league coeds. Will pay $45,000." An advertisement to this effect catches the attention of two Harvard graduate students, the protagonists of Robin Cook's new medical thriller, "Shock" (Putnam, $24.95, 370 pages).


Guild blankets downtown museums with annual quilt exhibit

By Jim Baker This is a good time to be a quilt lover in Lawrence. That's because the members of the Kaw Valley Quilters' Guild are getting ready to hold their 24th Annual Quilt Show. Plenty of quilts and quilted wall hangings made by guild members during the last year will be displayed Saturday and Sept. 9 during the show at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St., and vendors will be on hand to sell quilt supplies and other items.

Best of show

Artists use culture to create winning works

By Jan Biles Clarence Lee's intricate silver and gold jewelry boxes reflect his life in Gallup, N.M. On one box's lid, a windmill stands as a sentinel while men ride horses and turquoise-colored water glimmers in a trough. Members of the community parade along the sides and bottom of the box. On the underside of the lid, dragonflies and other insects flutter from flower to flower.

Saturday, September 1

Bob Hope on the road to recovery

Bob Hope continued his recovery from pneumonia Friday and was expected to return home within three days, his doctor said. However, the 98-year-old entertainer remained weakened and may need several weeks to regain his full health, Dr. Lee Kagan said.

Family, friends, fan bid Aaliyah farewell

A horse-drawn glass carriage Friday brought the casket carrying pop star Aaliyah to a church for a funeral service where she was mourned by her family and cheered by her fans.

Era ends in this Neighborhood

Mister Rogers hangs up his cardigan one last time

After Lady Elaine awarded everybody first place in an arts contest in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and the Trolley rang its bell and rolled around the corner, Fred Rogers looked at the camera and said in that voice of unconditional love that could sound more sincere than one's own parents: "I like being your television neighbor. It's such a good feeling to know you're alive."

Weird science

6News report: Downtown busy on gamedays

Josh Garber report on the downtown business that comes on football gamedays.


Bowie, 'P. Diddy' collaborate Cast member not so 'Charmed' INXS in love with Transylvania Fired accountant sues Cher