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Woman injured in stabbing incident
August 2, 2005
A woman was injured and a man was taken into custody following a stabbing incident Tuesday night at a south Lawrence apartment complex, Lawrence Police said.
Display features Dole’s Senate life
August 2, 2005
A temporary exhibit at Kansas University’s Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics will focus on Dole’s day-to-day business at the pinnacle of his legislative career as Senate Republican Party leader from 1985 to 1996.
Moran decides not to run for governor
August 2, 2005
Rep. Jerry Moran will not seek the Republican nomination for governor next year, state GOP Chairman Tim Shallenburger said today.
Temperatures to steam toward triple digits
08:37 a.m., August 2, 2005 Updated 01:50 p.m.
The Lawrence area was getting some sporadic sprinkles this morning, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. But by this afternoon, skies will be sunny and temperatures will soar up to near 100 degrees, Schack said.
Five stabbed in L.A.
August 2, 2005
A man is accused of stabbing five people outside Dodger Stadium in what police said was a dispute about the sale of counterfeit T-shirts following a game between the Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals.
Horoscopes
August 2, 2005
For Tuesday, Aug. 2
Pirates lean on Duke again
Rookie outpitches veteran Hudson to lead Pittsburgh
August 2, 2005
Only one month into his major-league career, Zach Duke is pitching like a stopper for Pittsburgh.
Datebook
August 2, 2005
Upcoming events
New music for your summer listening pleasure
August 2, 2005
¢ Avenged Sevenfold ¢ Babyface ¢ Faith Hill
Rip-off’ television makes its move on NBC
August 2, 2005
Scant days after debuting the “Apprentice” rip-off “The Law Firm,” NBC offers “Meet Mister Mom” (7 p.m., NBC), a blatant photocopy of ABC’s popular “Wife Swap” reality series. But in this case the wives and moms are given a spa vacation, while the couch potato dads get put in charge of feeding the kids and keeping house.
Jimi Hendrix
New biography depicts dizzying life of guitar legend
August 2, 2005
Jimi Hendrix might have stayed in the Army. He might have been sent to Vietnam.
New Saudi leader will leave his mark
August 2, 2005
Royal tradition, a strong constitution honed in the deserts he loves and a stealthy cunning cloaked in rustic behavior are traits that enabled Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz to beat the odds and finally become head of the family business known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
British success
August 2, 2005
Many Americans are wondering why U.S. security agencies don’t seem to measure up to the success recently observed in Great Britain.
Compact feud ends
Nebraska settles nuclear waste suit
August 2, 2005
The 18-year fight over where to dump Kansas’ low-level nuclear waste ended Monday with a phone call.
Nine ex-Jayhawks on NFL rosters
August 2, 2005
Nine former Kansas University football players are on the preseason rosters of National Football League teams, including rookies David McMillan and Brandon Rideau (Browns), Austine Nwabuisi (Jets) and Lyonel Anderson (Bengals).
Wastewater ordinance stalls shelter’s car wash
August 2, 2005
Even before the first car was soaped, city officials warned a Lawrence homeless shelter it shouldn’t hold a fundraising car wash.
Cigarette tax increase still smoldering
August 2, 2005
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius wants a cigarette tax increase to pay for health care.
Penny pinchers
Recycling efforts curb costs
August 2, 2005
Before I announce the winners of the 2005 Penny Pincher of the Year contest, I want to address one disturbing note I received from a reader.
Manufacturing drives job growth
Professor predicts economic expansion in state
August 2, 2005
Kansas is in line for its most robust job growth in seven years, a Creighton University economist said Monday.
T.O. shows up, but stays quiet
Eagles wide receiver threatened holdout, but reported to camp on time regardless
August 2, 2005
For once, Terrell Owens had nothing to say.
Democrats turn isolationist
August 2, 2005
Democrats, for most of the past century, were the more internationalist political party. But now, in a historic transformation, they have become isolationists.
Volunteer labor replaces chemicals
More people needed, though, to keep Watson Park free of weeds
August 2, 2005
For Marie Stockett, going down to Watson Park once a week to pull weeds is good therapy.
Frist forfeits moral high ground on stem cells
August 2, 2005
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist made some fundamental mistakes in announcing his support of federal funding for stem cell research.
Top state lawyers to discuss school funding with board
August 2, 2005
Atty. Gen. Phill Kline and Sen. John Vratil, R-Leawood, plan to ask the State Board of Education to change standards used to determine whether schools are doing a good job.
Traffic fatalities continue to fall
August 2, 2005
Traffic deaths declined and fewer people were killed in alcohol-related crashes on U.S. highways for a second straight year, the government said Monday.
Spacewalk planned to repair Discovery
August 2, 2005
NASA said Monday it will send out a spacewalking astronaut to fix two worrisome pieces of filler material protruding from Discovery’s belly - a high-stakes operation to repair a problem that could threaten the shuttle during re-entry.
Hundreds arrested in anti-gang initiative
August 2, 2005
Federal authorities arrested 582 alleged gang members over a two-week period, officials said Monday, targeting an estimated 80 violent groups they say have spawned street crimes across the country.
Anti-meth bill wins final legislative approval
August 2, 2005
Lawmakers in Salem took the final step Monday toward making Oregon the first state to require a doctor’s prescription for many cold and allergy medicines as part of an effort to shut down meth labs.
Guardsman demoted for blog posting
August 2, 2005
An Arizona National Guardsman serving in Iraq has been demoted for posting classified information on his Internet Web log, an Army official said Monday.
Bush names Bolton to U.N.
August 2, 2005
Blocked for nearly five months by Democratic lawmakers, President Bush on Monday used his power to bypass the confirmation process and name John R. Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations. Within hours, the blunt-spoken diplomat took the oath of office in Washington and headed for New York, where he ended the day on the job.
Bacall bashes Cruise
August 2, 2005
Lauren Bacall has a few unkind words to say about Tom Cruise.
Publicity push
August 2, 2005
Pamela Anderson wants to make it very clear that she and ex-husband Tommy Lee are NOT an item again. She’s just helping him drum up some publicity for his new reality show.
Respect for his ex
August 2, 2005
Billy Bob Thornton is happy for his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, who adopted an orphaned baby girl, Zahara Marley, in Ethiopia last month.
Couric’s contract almost up
August 2, 2005
Katie Couric says she’ll decide this fall whether to continue her long-running morning television partnership with Matt Lauer.
Happy with his role
August 2, 2005
Seann William Scott has made peace with the notion that he may be a dolt on screen forever.
Hollywood history auctioned
August 2, 2005
It didn’t come cheap, but an anonymous bidder now owns a piece of Jedi history.
Bonds may be done
August 2, 2005
Barry Bonds doesn’t expect to play this season because of his injured right knee, putting the San Francisco slugger’s quest for the career home run record on hold until at least 2006. “I don’t think you’re going to see me out there this year,” Bonds told MLB.com on Monday. “That’s the reality of the situation.”
Arizona GM steps down
August 2, 2005
Joe Garagiola Jr., the only general manager the Arizona Diamondbacks have had, resigned Monday to become senior vice president of baseball operations in the commissioner’s office.
Twins release Boone
August 2, 2005
The Minnesota Twins released struggling second baseman Bret Boone on Monday, ending a failed experiment to jump-start the team’s stagnant offense. Boone struggled mightily in his 14 games with the Twins, hitting just .170 (9-for-53) with three RBIs.
Hunter has broken ankle
August 2, 2005
Gold Glove center fielder Torii Hunter has a broken left ankle that will keep him out at least a month and possibly the rest of the season, a major blow to Minnesota’s playoff hopes. Hunter had an MRI and CT scan Monday, which revealed a small fracture in his ankle.
Seattle releases Sele
August 2, 2005
The Seattle Mariners released struggling pitcher Aaron Sele on Monday and recalled right-hander Jorge Campillo from Triple-A Tacoma. Sele was 6-12 with a 5.66 earned-run average in 21 starts this season.
Brewers retain Yost
August 2, 2005
The Milwaukee Brewers exercised the club option for manager Ned Yost for 2006. The Brewers are 52-54 this season, Yost’s third as manager. He has a 187-242 record overall with Milwaukee, which hasn’t had a winning season since 1992.
Chicago releases Takatsu
August 2, 2005
The Chicago White Sox released reliever Takatsu on Monday, one season after he finished second in AL Rookie of the Year balloting. The 36-year-old Takatsu was 1-2 with a 5.97 ERA and eight saves in 31 appearances with the White Sox this season.
Glass in fourth place
August 2, 2005
Lawrence’s Bob Glass is in fourth place after Monday’s action at the PBA Senior Manassas Open. Glass scored a 16-game pinfall total of 3,549 and trails leader Roger Bowker of Ocala, Fla., by 139 pins. Qualifying continues today, after which the top 32 bowlers will advance to tonight’s match play.
Correction
August 2, 2005
The Lawrence Raiders are not the first Kansas American Legion baseball team to win three straight championships. Salina won three straight from 1930-32 and again from 1958-60. Also, Topeka Post One captured five in a row from 1944-48.
Governor defends camp upgrades
Doyle: Chiefs presence boon to River Falls
August 2, 2005
Spending nearly $2.5 million to expand and modernize training-camp facilities for the Kansas City Chiefs was good all the way around, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle said Monday.
Rookie Johnson ready to roll
Linebacker finally arrives lacking nine practices
August 2, 2005
Linebacker Derrick Johnson finally arrived at Kansas City’s training camp Monday, five days late but ready to get started.
On the record
August 2, 2005
Law Enforcement Report
Lawrence VFW commander honored
August 2, 2005
The commander of the Lawrence Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 852 has received special accolades from the national VFW commander.
Ocean changes spur global warming concerns
August 2, 2005
Marine biologists are seeing mysterious things along the Pacific Coast this year: higher water temperatures, plummeting catches of fish, lots of dead birds on the beaches, and perhaps most worrisome, very little plankton - the tiny organisms that are a vital link in the ocean food chain.
Educators ready to join state’s evolution debate
August 2, 2005
A debate over teaching evolution is resuming because some educators don’t want to pass up a chance to tell the State Board of Education how they feel about science standards favored by the theory’s critics.
Swirls, checkmates color fair competition
August 2, 2005
When Katie Jones bakes bread, she does it with a little color.
Presidential Libraries stamp unveiled
August 2, 2005
The U.S. Postal Service is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Presidential Libraries Act of 1955. The dedication of the Presidential Libraries commemorative postage stamp will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene.
Pair selected to special committees
August 2, 2005
State Reps. Paul Davis and Tom Holland have been appointed to special committees working on issues in preparation for the January 2006 session.
Appearance made in sex crimes case
August 2, 2005
A Desoto man charged with sex crimes against a pair of young girls made his first court appearance Monday afternoon.
It takes a town
Vinland residents prep for 98th annual fair
August 2, 2005
It may seem like fun and games when homemade ice cream is being served and children compete in sack races on Aug. 11 through 13 at the Vinland Fair.
Tribunal purge may imperil Saddam’s trial
August 2, 2005
An expected purge this week of Iraqi judges and prosecutors threatens to derail the much-anticipated trial of Saddam Hussein.
Strategy against insurgents outlined
New U.S. ambassador hopes to unite Iraqis, withdraw American troops
August 2, 2005
As Iraqis passed their first deadline on the road to writing a new constitution without seeking a delay in the process, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq laid out a new strategy Monday for uniting Iraqis around the constitution, isolating the insurgency and drawing down American troops.
Miles, Langford weighing NBA camp offers
August 2, 2005
It could be weeks before former Kansas University basketball players Keith Langford and Aaron Miles finalize their fall plans.
Athletics making big push
Incredibly hot squad tops wild-card race
August 2, 2005
When the Oakland Athletics put together their biggest month-to-month improvement in 25 years, manager Ken Macha said it couldn’t last. When they went from 15 games under .500 to a winning record, he repeated it.
Computer use among farmers leveling off
Growth rate slowing in recent years
August 2, 2005
American farmers are buying computers and using them for business, but at a much slower pace than they did just two years ago, a new federal study shows.
Couple finishes up their ‘Kansas Igloo’
Round home took four years to complete
August 2, 2005
With the hot summer sun beating down on her new dome-shaped home, Karen Sowers dubbed it her “Kansas Igloo.”
Water in works for Wilsey
August 2, 2005
A tiny northeast Kansas community that can trace its origins back 120 years will get a public water system for the first time, which officials hope will give the town a much-needed boost.
All eyes on Harry
Lawrence readers weigh in on ‘Half-Blood Prince’
August 2, 2005
Kids young and old give their reviews of the most recent Harry Potter book.
Jayni to cook with K.C.BBQ Queens’
August 2, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “BBQ Queens of Kansas City,” with Karen Adler and Judith Fertig.
Jason Mraz pleased with new album’s outcome
August 2, 2005
Even though “Mr. A-Z” is Jason Mraz’s follow-up to his successful debut album, in some ways he considers it his first - the first that totally reflects his artistic vision.
Here’s why Supreme Court nominations count
August 2, 2005
Most kids have seen a presidential election or two and they know why it’s such a big deal - the person voters choose every four years to lead the United States has a lot of power.
In the Halls
August 2, 2005
Who’s your favorite KU basketball player?
Double Take: Age gap causes dating concerns
August 2, 2005
Dear Dr. Wes & Jenny: Ever since my daughter was 13, she has liked older guys. When she was in seventh grade, she was “dating” ninth-graders. At 16, she hasn’t dated any high school guys.
Daily ticker
August 2, 2005
Today’s stocks
Procter & Gamble buying into growth
August 2, 2005
Procter & Gamble Co. is setting its sights on expanding its brands and global reach with the pending acquisition of the Gillette Co.
Iraq plans to ration gas; constitutional talks still on track
August 2, 2005
Despite having the world’s second-largest reserves of oil, Iraq announced Monday that it will begin rationing gasoline over the next few months to cope with an ongoing fuel shortage.
Palmeiro caught in steroid pickle
After vehement denial, player suspended for violating MLB policy
August 2, 2005
Rafael Palmeiro poked his finger in the air for emphasis and raised his voice with all the indignation of a man falsely accused.
Wal-Mart criticizes case as too big
August 2, 2005
The world’s biggest retailer hopes to derail history’s biggest private civil-rights case next week by arguing before a federal appellate panel that a massive gender-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart is too big.
H&R Block to buy American Express division
August 2, 2005
H&R Block Inc. on Monday said it would buy American Express’ tax and business services division for $220 million.
Sandwich market heats up
Quiznos, Subway vie for new customers
August 2, 2005
This is Subway territory, a small waterfront city of 52,000 that’s home to the nation’s largest restaurant chain, a place where Subway funds the arts and schools and sends kids to summer camp.
Daly sues paper for defamation
Golfer criticized in Florida Times-Union by columnist
August 2, 2005
John Daly sued The Florida Times-Union and its Web site, contending he was defamed by a columnist who called the golfer a thug who allegedly beats women.
Dumping option
August 2, 2005
To the editor: In response to the Journal-World front page article on Saturday, July 30, the Lawrence City Commission members should discuss, in their next meeting, a legal solution to the problem of Dumpster diving.
Overreaction
August 2, 2005
To the editor: I’m glad to see that the car wash to benefit the homeless was shut down, as I’m sure it was causing grave danger to countless citizens.
Waste not
August 2, 2005
To the editor; This letter is in response to the article on July 30 in regard to Dumpster diving.
Cracks in the system
City’s flagship facility in ‘bad shape,’ but repairs costly
August 2, 2005
Fred DeVictor usually can be found swatting balls over the net Saturday mornings at the Lawrence Tennis Center.
Football players to report
Jayhawks will start with ‘non-football’ work
August 2, 2005
It’s not as though Kansas University football players were sleeping in every day this summer, hitting the swimming pool, getting a tan and playing video games.
No comment’ about Chiefs’ move to Kansas
August 2, 2005
A “no comment” from Kansas City Chiefs’ president and chief executive officer Carl Peterson has fueled speculation about a possible effort to woo the NFL team from Missouri to Kansas.
Former Democratic Party leader dies
August 2, 2005
Longtime Kansas Democratic Party leader Norbert Dreiling died Monday in Hays. He was 80.
KU student injured in early morning fight
August 2, 2005
A Kansas University student was taken by helicopter to a Kansas City hospital after being injured in a fight early Saturday morning.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 2, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.08 at two stations: Zarco Phillips 66, at Ninth and Louisiana, and Citgo, at Ninth and Iowa. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Director’s work with children celebrated
Founder of Stepping Stones center feted by youths, parents alike
August 2, 2005
Shelly Platz is the one the kids seek to pull a loose tooth or remove a splinter.
Scientists reverse position on woodpecker
Ivory-billed bird’s existence accepted
August 2, 2005
Mark Robbins says he now has proof - it really was an ivory-billed woodpecker that scientists saw this spring in Arkansas.
Elections funding faces $31 million shortfall
August 2, 2005
Afghanistan’s upcoming parliamentary elections face a funding shortfall of $31 million because international donors have failed to deliver on pledges, a U.N. spokesman said Monday.
U.S. envoy pessimistic on Korean nuclear talks
August 2, 2005
The chief U.S. envoy to talks on North Korea’s nuclear program said Monday he saw few chances for quick progress as efforts to draft a statement of basic principles dragged into a second week.
Two more arrested in bombing probe
August 2, 2005
Police investigating failed July 21 bomb attacks in London said Monday they had arrested two men during raids in the city, as authorities tried to determine whether there were links between that attack and the transit bombings two weeks earlier.
Pullout opponents scrap plans for march
August 2, 2005
Settlers appeared to back down Monday from plans to defy a police ban against a mass march to protest the uprooting of settlements, a sign that resistance to Israel’s pullout from Gaza and part of the West Bank in less than three weeks may be crumbling.
Iran agrees to delay
August 2, 2005
Iran threatened to reopen its nuclear processing plant here Monday but later agreed to a two-day delay after receiving a request from the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog agency.
News of V.P.’s death shakes Sudanese
August 2, 2005
Grief-stricken supporters of a former Sudanese rebel leader tore through the capital in riots that left 36 people dead Monday, smashing cars and shops and angrily blaming the government for their hero’s death in a helicopter crash.
Saudis crown King Abdullah after Fahd’s death
August 2, 2005
All of Saudi Arabia seemed to reflect King Abdullah’s quiet transition to power - shopping malls stayed open, oil kept pumping, and the kingdom readied an unmarked grave for its former monarch.
Two airlines poised for bankruptcy
August 2, 2005
Northwest and Delta Air Lines are likely to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in mid-September, a month before a new, more restrictive bankruptcy law goes into effect, bankruptcy experts say.