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Crypto case confirmed
July 22, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 5:26 p.m.) A case of cryptosporidiosis has been confirmed in Douglas County, according to the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
KU Med Center receives $18 million grant
July 22, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 3:22 p.m.) Kansas University Medical Center has been awarded the largest grant ever received by a university in Kansas, officials announced Thursday.
Noninjury accident blocks intersection for an hour
July 22, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 9:58 p.m.) A Ford Explorer overturned in the middle of an intersection Thursday afternoon after its driver ran a stop sign and struck a smaller, four-door Toyota, police said.
Second man arrested in connection with stabbing
Charges dropped against first man arrested
July 22, 2004
(Updated Thursday at 5:32 p.m.) Lawrence police have arrested a second man — and dropped charges against the first man arrested— in connection with a stabbing early Wednesday morning in the parking lot of a local bar.
Afternoon showers possible
July 22, 2004
(Web Posted Thursday at 8:56 a.m.) If you’re out at one of the national softball tournament games this afternoon in Lawrence, take along some cold drinks and an umbrella — we’ll have hot weather and there’s a chance for an afternoon thunderstorm.
Briefly
July 22, 2004
¢ Senator tells Israelis U.S. should move embassy ¢ Acquaintance charged in stabbing outside bar ¢ Preliminary hearing set in BB gun vandalism case ¢ 9-11 Commission report available for purchase
Briefly
July 22, 2004
¢ Inmates riot, set fires at private prison ¢ Clinic operators arrested for fraud
Briefly
July 22, 2004
¢ Chess great to seek political asylum ¢ U.S. surpasses visa goa
Amish the unlikeliest of TV stars
July 22, 2004
Amish adventures will make it to television next week.
9-11 hijackers shown in surveillance video
July 22, 2004
Surveillance video from Washington Dulles International Airport the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, shows four of the five hijackers being pulled aside to undergo additional scrutiny after setting off metal detectors but then permitted to board the fateful flight that crashed into the Pentagon.
Sosa homer leaves Reds all wet
Cubs slugger rallies Chicago past Cincinnati after 54-minute rain delay
July 22, 2004
Booed after a pair of strikeouts, Sammy Sosa delivered an important home run and a much-needed win to the Cubs.
Cutting to the ‘Chase’
Drivers assess NASCAR’s new title format
July 22, 2004
Since NASCAR unveiled its plans for what amounts to a season-ending playoff in Nextel Cup, drivers and teams have taken a wait-and-see attitude.
Suspect says ‘voices’ told him to eat flesh
July 22, 2004
A man accused of killing three Kansas City, Kan., men in 2001 told investigators in a videotaped confession that voices in his head told him he would die if he didn’t eat human flesh.
Coming out of their shells
July 22, 2004
Our town sports
July 22, 2004
Town still mourning for teen killed by train
Police providing no more details of investigation
July 22, 2004
An impromptu memorial for a teenager hit and killed by a train earlier this month under suspicious circumstances is continuing to grow along the section of railroad tracks where he died.
Tough schedule awaits ISU
July 22, 2004
In his first eight seasons, Dan McCarney took Iowa State from a last-place football team to a postseason regular.
Fair preparation under way
July 22, 2004
Briefly
July 22, 2004
¢ Fighter jets collide, killing two reservists ¢ New wildfire expands ¢ Volunteers search for missing jogger in ¢ Power companies sued in bid to cut pollution
Buehrle almost perfect
White Sox starter faces minimum in 14-0 rout
July 22, 2004
Mark Buehrle was pretty close to perfect.
Nature Conservancy gets gift of $4.8 million
July 22, 2004
The Nature Conservancy has received a $4.8 million bequest from a Kansas couple, by far the largest donation ever received by the nonprofit group in the state.
Richard A. Jones
July 22, 2004
Saudis recover head of slain American
July 22, 2004
Saudi Arabian security forces reported Wednesday that they found the severed head of an executed American hostage in a suspected hideout for Islamic radicals in Riyadh.
Physicist rethinks black holes
July 22, 2004
After 29 years of thinking about it, Stephen Hawking says he was wrong about black holes.
Americans on trial in Afghan torture case
July 22, 2004
Three Americans went on trial Wednesday on charges they tortured eight prisoners in a private jail, with the group’s leader saying he had tacit support from senior Pentagon officials who once offered to put his team under contract.
Briefly
July 22, 2004
¢ Persecuted minorities begin leaving for U.S. ¢ Toll nears 550 in monsoon floods ¢ Coal mine fire partially contained ¢ Britain loosens rules on screening embryos
Horoscopes
July 22, 2004
Ice cream magnate turns up heat on Bush
July 22, 2004
Call it the burning Bush.
People
July 22, 2004
¢ Digital sales create brighter picture at Kodak ¢ H&R Block co-founder dies of heart failure ¢ Cerner profits rise ¢ Aquila settlement OK’d
Casino compact could be reached by Labor Day
July 22, 2004
Two American Indian tribes and the governor’s office could agree by the end of the summer on a compact to allow the tribes to build a $210 million hotel and casino complex in Wyandotte County, officials say.
Softball tournament a grand slam for city
Restaurants, shops, hotels report business increases
July 22, 2004
Diamonds are Lawrence merchants’ best friend this week; fastpitch softball diamonds, that is.
U.S. troop fatalities reach 900
July 22, 2004
An insurgency that just won’t die is leaving American troops in the field wondering if they are going to be next.
NIH director to visit Lawrence
July 22, 2004
The director of the National Institutes of Health will visit Lawrence this fall.
Corrections
July 22, 2004
The Journal-World incorrectly reported Wednesday the birthplace of poet Langston Hughes. Hughes was born in 1902 in Joplin, Mo. In 1903 his family moved to Lawrence, where he spent much of his childhood.
Kahne’s relatives make up his biggest supporters
July 22, 2004
If you call Kasey Kahne’s fan club, his mom answers the phone. If you look up his spotter on a race weekend, you’ll find his cousin. His dad advises him on what to do with all that money he’s earning.
Daniel J. Watkins
July 22, 2004
People
July 22, 2004
¢ Mary-Kate update ¢ A big visit ¢ Sid and Nancy, revisited ¢ Britney’s beau has new baby
Judges replaced in Rwanda reform
July 22, 2004
Rwanda fired more than 500 judges and appointed 223 new ones, a reform intended to improve the performance of a judiciary crippled by thousands of cases from the 1994 genocide, officials said Wednesday in Kigali.
African genocide tales come to light
Sierra Leone a killing field thoughout ‘90s
July 22, 2004
Witness TF-1196 told her story: Rebels used machetes to hack all movement and life out of her husband. Then a rebel young enough to be her child raped her.
Whaling commission promotes humane killing
July 22, 2004
Opponents of whaling won a victory Wednesday in their battle against the use of grenade-tipped harpoons when the International Whaling Commission approved measures aimed at saving the giant mammals from what animal-rights activists say are slow, painful deaths.
Legislative defiance puts Arafat in tough position
July 22, 2004
Yasser Arafat was in one of the toughest positions of his long career Wednesday after a chaotic week of kidnappings, riots, resignations and a legislative vote demanding that he form a new government with real power.
Poor choice
July 22, 2004
Care denied
July 22, 2004
Fireworks blame
July 22, 2004
Christian life
July 22, 2004
Silent majority getting louder
July 22, 2004
Not too long ago, I remember that there were three complaints about those of us in the “silent majority.” We were too: (1) “middle of the road” in our thinking; (2) quiet in expressing our views; and (3) apathetic about doing some of the hard work needed to get things done. Two out of three of those things appear to have changed, so surely we have made some progress. I think not.
Bonds of reading being lost
July 22, 2004
The first modern celebrity — the first person who, although not conspicuous in church or state, still made his work and life fascinating to a broad public — may have been Charles Dickens. Novelist Jane Smiley so argues in her slender life of Dickens, and her point is particularly interesting in light of “Reading at Risk,” the National Endowment for the Arts’ report on the decline of reading.
Daily ticker
July 22, 2004
Serologicals shows off ‘flagship facility’ in Lawrence
County leader says company’s benefits ‘almost immeasurable’
July 22, 2004
It’s not the records room sturdy enough to withstand a tornado, the walk-in cooler large enough to chill 2,641 cases of soda pop, or the production floor clean enough to out-sanitize even the most sterile of hospital operating rooms.
Lawrence hospital seeks to buy Baldwin doctor’s office
July 22, 2004
Lawrence Memorial Hospital wants to expand its presence in Baldwin by buying a doctor’s office in the southern Douglas County community.
Two managers tapped to take over COO position
July 22, 2004
Two managers have been named to interim positions at Lawrence Memorial Hospital since the chief operating officer unexpectedly left her job earlier this month.
Sprint’s wireless sales bolster earnings
July 22, 2004
Sprint Corp. on Wednesday reported higher second-quarter earnings driven by strong wireless sales.
Fed chief seeks new budgeting policies
–- Greenspan supports pay-as-you-go mechanism
July 22, 2004
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Wednesday that Congress had lost the ability to manage crucial long-term budget issues and new mechanisms were needed to keep future costs from ballooning beyond the nation’s ability to pay.
Judge who left bench in Kentucky amid misconduct charges now works in K.C.
July 22, 2004
A former eastern Kentucky judge who resigned amid misconduct charges earlier this year is now serving as an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration in Kansas City, Mo., an official said.
Documentary gives ‘Washington Wives’ own voice
July 22, 2004
“Washington Wives” (9 p.m., A&E) may sound like a Jackie Collins novel, but it’s really a pastiche of primary campaign footage, focusing on the spouses of the presidential aspirants. Teresa Heinz Kerry is shown ordering soup at a deli while fielding a battery of questions and requests for interviews. John Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth, discusses her husband’s campaigning skills while trying to keep her pre-kindergarten son and daughter from getting out of hand on the bus.
Kline spurns immigration law
A.G. says his office will defend tuition policy but doesn’t think it’s legal
July 22, 2004
Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline, in an unusual statement Wednesday, said his office would defend the state’s new immigration tuition law against a court challenge but that he didn’t believe the law was legal.
Tessel services
July 22, 2004
Cynthia Louise Sewell
July 22, 2004
Tour de France creating a tour de force in city
July 22, 2004
Thanks to Lance Armstrong, Lawrence has gone a little loopy over “la course de bicyclette” known as the Tour de France.
Six foreign workers kidnapped
July 22, 2004
An Islamic militant group announced Wednesday that it had captured six civilians from India, Kenya and Egypt and threatened to behead them unless their countries withdraw all workers from Iraq.
Residents of Samarra expecting showdown
July 22, 2004
Tens of thousands of people have fled Samarra, about 60 miles north of Baghdad, in recent weeks, expecting a showdown between U.S. troops and heavily armed groups within the city.
Sproles shrugs off Heisman talk
Standout KSU running back focused on football, but Snyder pulling for senior
July 22, 2004
Darren Sproles is willing to do whatever it takes to help Kansas State’s football team win a national title, even if it means putting up with a Heisman Trophy campaign.
Metsker pondering future
Old-fashioned’ coach considering end to long career
July 22, 2004
Watching pregame warmups, one would think LuAnn Metsker had eyes in the back of her head.
Menzel resigns as coach
July 22, 2004
Megan Menzel, head women’s golf coach at Kansas University the past two seasons, resigned from her position on Tuesday to spend more time with her family.
Billboard mocks Mizzou
July 22, 2004
A billboard taking a jab at University of Missouri basketball coach Quin Snyder has been put up on Highway 71 near downtown Kansas City, Mo.
Majority of Kansas delegates in favor of gay marriage
July 22, 2004
A majority of Kansas delegates to the Democratic National Convention favor allowing gay couples to marry, making the state’s delegation more open to the idea than the convention as a whole — and the party’s presidential nominee-in-waiting.
Chiefs sign second-round pick
Defensive tackle Siavii under contract for six years
July 22, 2004
The Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday signed second-round draft pick Junior Siavii to a six-year contract.
Armstrong unmatched on mountains
United States cyclist overtakes last true challenger for overall title in Italy’s Basso
July 22, 2004
Mouth open, silver chain dangling out of his unzipped yellow jersey, Lance Armstrong pedaled relentlessly through a sea of frenzied fans crowding his path in the Alps.
Ex-KU golfer Shelton recapturing amateur magic
July 22, 2004
The last time Tyler Shelton held amateur playing status was in 1995 at the Kansas Amateur, the same year he graduated from Kansas University.
Poultry plant fires 11 for abuse of chickens
July 22, 2004
A poultry processing plant fired 11 workers on Wednesday, a day after an animal rights group released a secretly shot video of workers kicking, stomping and smashing chickens against walls at the West Virginia facility.
Pepperdine president, LHS grad to speak at foundation dinner
July 22, 2004
A Lawrence High School alumnus who is the president of Pepperdine University will speak to businesses and community members this fall at the Lawrence Schools Foundation’s Community Education breakfast.
Christian group wants Kansas group probed
July 22, 2004
A Washington-based organization is asking the federal Justice Department to investigate a Kansas group that is monitoring the political activities of churches and clergy in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Voters are few at candidate Q&A
July 22, 2004
Few Douglas County voters took advantage of an opportunity to meet and question area political candidates Wednesday night.
Lawrence briefs
July 22, 2004
¢ Pool closed briefly after feces found in water ¢ Governors honor Lawrence resident ¢ Brownback to speak at GOP convention
On the record
July 22, 2004
9-11 report to be available in bookstores
July 22, 2004
As the long-awaited report by the 9-11 Commission is given to Congress today, it will also go on sale at bookstores across the country.
House plans Berger probe
July 22, 2004
The main investigative committee in the Republican-led House will look into allegations Clinton administration national security adviser Sandy Berger mishandled highly classified terrorism documents, lawmakers said Wednesday.
Detroit’s three homers bury May, K.C.
July 22, 2004
Home runs and pitching were a great combination for the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
Exhibition times set
July 22, 2004
Times have been set for three of Kansas University’s men’s basketball exhibition games during Labor Day weekend in Canada.
Focus on black churches
July 22, 2004
Sparks manhandle Mystics
July 22, 2004
Laura Macchi, a rookie from Italy, joined two of her more well-known teammates to help the Los Angeles Sparks. Macchi had career highs of 16 points and 13 rebounds in the Sparks’ 96-76 victory over the Washington Mystics on Wednesday.
Gay rites debate shifts to end run
Legislation would bar courts from ruling on Defense of Marriage Act
July 22, 2004
The effort to ban same-sex marriage is returning this week to Capitol Hill, as House conservatives seek to prevent federal courts from ruling on the constitutionality of a law that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
Conservative-moderate duel set
July 22, 2004
A conservative-moderate Republican showdown is shaping up in House District 45 as state Rep. Tom Sloan, a veteran politician, faces a charge from the right in Keith Noe, a retired Los Angeles Police motorcycle officer who has returned to Kansas to live on the family farm.
Advocate provides link between Indians, EPA
July 22, 2004
The last time she checked, Brenda Brandon was involved in about a dozen different environmental disasters, all of them on or near Indian reservations.
Jeanette Cummings
July 22, 2004
GM profits up in second quarter
Detroit company’s European operations continue to decline
July 22, 2004
General Motors Corp.’s profit soared 49 percent in the second quarter, boosted largely by record earnings at its financial services arm and improved global automotive results despite wider losses in its European operations.
Masonic temple attracts buyer
Developer to preserve downtown landmark
July 22, 2004
One of the city’s largest developers has purchased the landmark Scottish Rite Temple building in downtown Lawrence.
Double standard
July 22, 2004
Where is the outrage over a top Clinton aide sneaking classified documents out of the National Archives?
Kerry must be more than ‘not Bush’
July 22, 2004
Let me begin this slowly. The last time I talked about a rite of passage at the Democratic National Convention, one of my neighbors nearly choked: “Right of passage? There is no right of passage. The whole city is going into gridlock!”