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KU volleyball team picked fifth in Big 12 preseason poll
August 3, 2005
Kansas University’s volleyball team was voted to finish fifth in the 2005 Big 12 Conference standings by the league’s head coaches, conference officials announced today in Dallas.
13-U Rebels finish season strong
August 3, 2005
The 13-U Kansas Rebels finished their successful 2005 season with a sixth place finish in the Super Series Baseball National Championship held in Longmont, Colorado, July 9-16.
Stabbing suspect out on bail at time of attack
August 3, 2005
The suspect accused of stabbing a woman at her Colony Woods apartment Tuesday night has a history of domestic battery and was out of jail on bond at the time of the attack.
Three appointed to Kansas Board of Regents
August 3, 2005
A former state senator, a Topeka attorney and the mayor of Garden City are Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ selections for the Kansas Board of Regents.
Trial over KU-MU banner incident postposted
August 3, 2005
The trial of a former Kansas University student arrested after a dispute with the University of Missouri-Columbia police chief during a basketball game between the two rival schools has been postponed until December.
No relief from the heat
Heat index pushes above 100-degree mark
08:06 a.m., August 3, 2005 Updated 03:16 p.m.
Despite cloudy skies, temperatures were soaring near 100 degrees this afternoon. And it might just get warmer, said Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.
King Fahd buried in simple Saudi grave
August 3, 2005
The body of King Fahd was shrouded in his brown cloak and lowered into an unmarked desert grave Tuesday as the powerful monarch’s death was marked with the simple rites of this puritanical kingdom.
Ethnic conflict flares in Sudan
August 3, 2005
Sudan’s capital erupted into ethnic and sectarian conflict Tuesday, with bands of northerners and southerners staging attacks on each other in an outpouring of anger sparked by the death of a former rebel leader turned vice president.
Baseball survivor
Ertmer recovering from crushing beanball
August 3, 2005
All Matt Ertmer can remember is the black dot.
Treasurer to run again
Jenkins first official to file for re-election
August 3, 2005
State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins got an early jump on the 2006 political season, becoming the first statewide official to file her re-election papers.
Apple offers ‘Mighty Mouse’
August 3, 2005
Apple Computer Inc.’s neglect of the humble mouse is over. It now offers a model that’s nimble.
Shoppers buying into store-brand items
August 3, 2005
In testing a variety of products during the past several years, we have often found that store brands are as good as name brands. Indeed, when we recently evaluated more than 60 products in six common grocery categories, there were store brands that performed at least as well as name brands in most categories, and better in one.
Groups use week to urge mothers to nurse
Breast-feeding awareness campaign puts spotlight on stalled legislation
August 3, 2005
For Nicole Steineger, breast-feeding her three children has been a natural choice. It’s convenient, too.
Horoscopes
August 3, 2005
For Wednesday, Aug. 3
Piazza’s walk-off walk lifts Mets
New York rallies for wild 9-8 victory over Brewers; Cards’ Carpenter wins 16th
August 3, 2005
A game that featured 35 hits and seven home runs was decided by four straight pitches out of the strike zone.
Crawford goes off; Rays win
Native Texan has 2 doubles, 2 triples, 3 RBIs
August 3, 2005
Carl Crawford’s speed helped the surging Tampa Bay Devil Rays to another victory.
Self wild for new board
Upgrades could help Jayhawk recruiting
August 3, 2005
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self nodded approval Tuesday as he watched hard-hat workers assemble and elevate parts of the new Allen Fieldhouse scoreboard/videoboard.
Science standards debate continues
Educators submit response to Board of Education proposal
August 3, 2005
Proposed science standards written by the State Board of Education promote intelligent design and have “no scientific credibility,” a group of educators said Tuesday.
Elected officials to visit Lawrence firms
August 3, 2005
Whether it’s complaints about traffic, worries about red tape or questions about tax incentives, Sue Hack wants to hear all about it. Straight from the business leaders’ mouths.
Lawrence datebook
August 3, 2005
Woman admits killing nine of her newborns
August 3, 2005
A woman suspected of killing nine of her newborn children told investigators she gave birth in secret but cannot remember how they died because she was always drunk during labor, officials said Tuesday.
Avian flu spreads to Kazakhstan, Siberia
August 3, 2005
A strain of avian influenza virus that can be lethal to humans has spread from Southeast Asia to poultry flocks in Russia and Kazakhstan, a scientific journal reported Tuesday, leading a British researcher to warn that the virus may be approaching Europe.
Behavioral specialists question Dutch suspect
August 3, 2005
Behavioral specialists on Tuesday questioned a young Dutch suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, and a volunteer group conducted a final search of a landfill where a witness claimed to have seen men dumping a female body.
ABC-TV to lose permission to operate in Russia
August 3, 2005
Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it would not renew permission for ABC-TV to operate in the country after the network broadcast an interview with a notorious Chechen warlord.
Bolton’s first verbal exchange is polite
August 3, 2005
On his first day as U.N. ambassador, John Bolton showed none of his trademark combativeness as he engaged Tuesday in that diplomatic art done so well at the United Nations: forced chitchat in front of a throng of cameras.
Baby panda found to be healthy male
August 3, 2005
The National Zoo’s giant panda cub is male, weighs just under 2 pounds and is a foot long, according to a veterinarian who examined the newborn Tuesday morning.
Frist not invited to evangelical rally
August 3, 2005
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist spoke by video to the first “Justice Sunday” evangelical rally in April, but he wasn’t invited to address “Justice Sunday II” in Nashville, even though it’s in his home state of Tennessee.
Amber Alerts expand to cell phones
August 3, 2005
Florida’s Amber Alert system is being expanded to cell phone customers, the first program of its kind in the nation, Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday in Tallahassee.
Brain-dead woman gives birth to baby girl
August 3, 2005
A brain-dead pregnant woman who has been kept on life support for nearly three months to give her fetus more time to develop gave birth to a baby girl Tuesday in Richmond, the woman’s brother-in-law said.
Forecasters expect even more hurricanes
August 3, 2005
Federal hurricane forecasters boosted their outlook Tuesday, predicting this season could spawn as many as 21 tropical storms and 11 hurricanes, with seven of them ballooning into intense storms.
Astronaut indicates space repair will be cakewalk, but tension high
August 3, 2005
Discovery astronaut Steve Robinson made the delicate repair he’s been assigned to carry out this morning sound easy - mundane, even.
Reality not Griffin’s strong suit
August 3, 2005
If celebrity is a form of royalty, then certainly Kathy Griffin is the court jester. She needles and tweaks the egos of the A-list courtiers, but she never questions their exalted status. With comedy specials like “Kathy Griffin is … Not Nicole Kidman” (8 p.m., Bravo), she joyously assumes the mantle of Hollywood’s most besotted fan, albeit one who uses her position on the fringes of celebrity to occasionally mingle with the stars and observe them up close.
Like a rolling scone: Starbucks to sell Bob Dylan CDs
August 3, 2005
Come Labor Day weekend, you will be able to walk into your local Starbucks and order the following combination: 1) A white-chocolate mocha Frappuccino and 2) a 1962 recording of Bob Dylan singing “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.”
Trailer transformations
MTV journeys into the ‘fabulous’ world of mobile-home improvement
August 3, 2005
Brooks Buford is standing on a ladder in a driveway in the Harding Woods mobile home park screaming, “Time’s up! We’re all going to die!”
Grapes pack a juicy crunch to summertime recipes
August 3, 2005
Easy-going menus for summer can be a breeze, with a wealth of fruit and produce available to help make short work of meal preparation.
Pork tacos tasty for gourmet campers
August 3, 2005
Campers fall into two camps. There are those whose sole purpose is to enjoy the great outdoors and let go of all their domestic trappings, especially cooking and cleaning, and those who like gourmet food for the journey. For the latter types, here’s a recipe for grilled pork tacos that serves six. Marinate the meat up to one day ahead, then grill it at the campsite.
The new food pyramid offers a healthy, reasonable diet
August 3, 2005
In April, the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion introduced MyPyramid, a new symbol and interactive food guidance system.
Jaguars sign QB-turned-TE Jones
August 3, 2005
The Jacksonville Jaguars sure hope it doesn’t take Matt Jones extra time to learn his new position.
Antoine Walker headlines huge deal
Ostertag involved in NBA-record 5-team, 13-player trade
August 3, 2005
In the largest trade in NBA history, Antoine Walker was dealt from Boston to Miami on Tuesday night in a transaction involving five teams and 13 players.
Sun set franchise victory mark
August 3, 2005
Taj McWilliams-Franklin had 19 points and seven rebounds, and Katie Douglas added 18 points to lead the Connecticut Sun over the New York Liberty, 72-65, Tuesday night.
Supporters hope to save N.Y.’s famed CBGB nightclub
August 3, 2005
Supporters of the famed rock club CBGB’s are planning a last-ditch series of events to save the birthplace of punk.
7 Marines killed near Baghdad; U.S. death toll passes 1,800
August 3, 2005
Seven U.S. Marines were killed in two separate attacks west of Baghdad, where American forces are trying to seal a major border infiltration route for foreign fighters, the military said Tuesday. The deaths pushed the U.S. military death toll in Iraq past 1,800.
No rest ahead for weary Morningstar
August 3, 2005
It’s the beginning of August - about as far from basketball season as it gets - but it sure hasn’t seemed like it for former Free State High standout Brady Morningstar.
Glass advances at Manassas Open
August 3, 2005
Lawrence’s Bob Glass advanced to the round of 16 Tuesday at the PBA Senior Manassas Open. Glass tied for fifth after a 24-game pinfall of 5,282.
UConn equipment boss hired for Kansas post
August 3, 2005
Lew Perkins has reached out to his former school to fill a new position within the Kansas University athletic department.
Bank settles Enron suit for $2.4B
August 3, 2005
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce agreed Tuesday to pay $2.4 billion to Enron investors who had sued the banking company for its part in the massive accounting fraud that led to the collapse of the failed energy giant.
People in the news
August 3, 2005
¢ Toasting second chances ¢ Basket case ¢ Roomful of Marthas ¢ Far from Neverland ¢ Meet the offspring
Aniston makes best of Brad situation
August 3, 2005
In her first interview since splitting with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston says she was “shocked” by the breakup and is trying to “pick up the pieces in the midst of this media circus.”
Mysterious bridge in Scotland draws dogs to jump to death
August 3, 2005
Donna Cooper still has no idea why her normally obedient border collie, Ben, leaped to his death this spring off a tall rural bridge in Milton without any warning or apparent rationale.
Experts on child safety suggest rethinking ‘stranger’ warnings
August 3, 2005
Against a backdrop of highly publicized child abductions, some experts are urging parents to abandon the time-honored warning of “Don’t talk to strangers” and instead work creatively with their children on a variety of skills for being safe but not scared.
Cunningham’s pressure cooker boiling hotter than ever
August 3, 2005
Gunther Cunningham, the hard-driving, perpetually sleep-deprived defensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs, trudged slowly toward the lunchroom.
Woodling: Mangino must win this year
August 3, 2005
If you add the numbers over the last half century, you’ll find the shelf life of a Kansas University football coach is approximately 4.8 years.
Ramirez, Red Sox roll
Boston’s quirky superstar swats three-run homer in victory over Royals
August 3, 2005
Manny Ramirez disappeared into the Green Monster again and emerged from the scoreboard with a sign that said it all. “New Episode: Manny being Manny.”
Creative green thumbs personalize gardens, recipes
August 3, 2005
I’m often impressed by the creativity and initiative of people who feel passionately about the experience of growing food. Although vegetable gardening is nothing new and innovation never really changes, the basic process of raising food from seed to harvest, the clever strategies people develop, can personalize their gardening.
Fair play
August 3, 2005
The Douglas County Fair starts in earnest today. Demystify the judging process and see what’s coming up.
Insurgents’ roadside bombs becoming more powerful
August 3, 2005
Insurgents in Iraq are adjusting their tactics and using bigger and more powerful explosives to target the vulnerable undersides of armored Humvees and other military vehicles, according to a Pentagon group assigned to find ways to counter roadside bombs.
Pool performance sparkles
August 3, 2005
The city’s six month financial report showed some good news for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
On the record
August 3, 2005
Former union official jailed for embezzling
August 3, 2005
A former transportation union official has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $36,000 in union funds, U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren said Monday.
Former judge claims e-mails played role in firing
First black female on Topeka’s municipal circuit says official was looking for reason to dismiss her
August 3, 2005
A fired municipal judge says personal e-mails and questions about whether she still had a private law practice played a role in her firing last month.
Security limits foreign students’ studies
Research in sciences often obstructed by government restrictions
August 3, 2005
Most of the graduate students working this summer at Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research will have limited access to the research they are conducting.
Precious Doe’ father indicted
Grand jury charges suspect with first-degree murder
August 3, 2005
Harrell Johnson, the stepfather of a girl whose decapitated body was known only as “Precious Doe” for over four years, has been indicted by a grand jury for first-degree murder, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Discount programs drive sales of vehicles
August 3, 2005
The Big Three U.S. automakers are extending programs that let customers buy vehicles at employee prices after sales for the entire industry leaped in July, but analysts warned Tuesday that automakers could see some payback this fall.
Commodities
August 3, 2005
Chinese company ends bid for Unocal
August 3, 2005
China’s government-controlled CNOOC Ltd. withdrew its $18.4 billion bid for Unocal Corp. on Tuesday, ending a politically charged takeover battle that highlighted the United States’ growing apprehension about the economic rise of the world’s most populous country.
Feds: Sprint can buy U.S. Unwired affiliate
August 3, 2005
Federal regulators have cleared Sprint Corp.’s proposed acquisition of affiliate U.S. Unwired Inc.
Ensignal to open Lawrence location
August 3, 2005
An authorized retailer for Verizon Wireless, DirecTV, Dish Network and XM Satellite Radio plans to open later this month in northwest Lawrence.
Bush signs free trade bill
Signature caps close battle in Congress
August 3, 2005
President Bush signed a hard-fought free trade pact with five Central American nations and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, saying the measure would “advance peace and prosperity throughout the region.”
Lawrence cigarette distributor joins suit
Companies say settlement created noncompetitive cartel
August 3, 2005
A Lawrence-based cigarette distributor is among several plaintiffs attacking a 1998 legal settlement that requires major tobacco companies to hand over $206 billion to the states, saying that the settlement actually created a government-protected cartel that keeps cigarette prices artificially high.
Daily ticker
August 3, 2005
River City Weekly’ looks at Lied Center crew
August 3, 2005
Take a look behind the scenes at the work of the technical crew at the Lied Center this week on “River City Weekly.”
Brawls erupt outside birthday party
August 3, 2005
A police officer lost a tooth during a row at a quinceanera party.
Frequent candidate enters governor’s race
August 3, 2005
Richard Rodewald, a retired automotive engineer from Eudora and frequent candidate for public office, has filed papers indicating he will run for governor in the Republican Party primary in August 2006.
Commission approves waterline project
August 3, 2005
City commissioners quickly dealt with a short agenda Tuesday night that included approval of a $105,000 waterline relocation project near Kasold Drive and Interstate 70.
Dole’s daily life on display at KU
August 3, 2005
A temporary exhibit at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University 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.
Liquor store owners’ court hearing delayed
August 3, 2005
A court hearing was postponed Tuesday in the case of two Lawrence liquor-store owners who are fighting the state’s order to shut them down.
Police investigate stabbing at apartment
August 3, 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.
City seeks to offset below-par numbers
Public links may be subsidized to make up for falling revenues
August 3, 2005
This was supposed to be Eagle Bend Golf Course’s year. But the city-owned course continues to struggle financially.
Bush’s intelligent design remarks spark debate
President thinks theory should be taught alongside evolution
August 3, 2005
President Bush invigorated proponents of teaching alternatives to evolution in public schools with remarks saying that schoolchildren should be taught about “intelligent design,” a view of creation that challenges established scientific thinking and promotes the idea that an unseen force is behind the development of humanity.
Petition urges state board to let alone sex ed policy
August 3, 2005
When it comes to sex education, parents and educators are saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
All 309 survive fiery plane crash
Jet slides off runway landing in Toronto
August 3, 2005
Just as Air France Flight 358 from Paris was about to touch down, the lights went off in the passenger cabin. Thunder roared and lightning cracked. Then, without warning, the jetliner skidded off the rain-slicked runway, slid into a ravine and broke into pieces.
Moran won’t oppose Sebelius
Democrats say decision indicative of rift within state GOP
August 3, 2005
U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran on Tuesday announced he would not seek the Republican nomination for governor, a decision that Democrats touted as more evidence that the GOP was mired in internal political warfare.
NAACP making progress
August 3, 2005
Too many organizations - social, political and cultural - that reached peaks of national recognition in the ‘60s and ‘70s have been unable to rise to the challenges of the present, a present that in large measure is due to what they did back then.
Rehnquist is right to stay
August 3, 2005
There is a disturbing quality to all the recent chatter from talking heads, both conservative and liberal, urging Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist to retire from the Supreme Court.
Gambling vote
August 3, 2005
To the editor: Regarding the expansion of gambling in Kansas, opinions vary greatly.
Car wash flap
August 3, 2005
To the editor: I was intrigued by the ingenuity that the homeless exhibited to hold a car wash to earn money to buy some gloves and softball equipment so they could play softball.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 3, 2005
The Journal-World has found a gas price as low as $2.08 at Presto Phillips 66, 602 W. Ninth St. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Not illegal
August 3, 2005
To the editor: The Dumpster diving story in Saturday’s Journal-World (“One man’s trash not legally another’s treasure”) is based on an inaccuracy.
U.S. must step up efforts to help Iraq
August 3, 2005
Over the years, I have had the privilege of visiting dozens of countries, many of them after Sept. 11, 2001. With rare exceptions - a restaurateur in southern France who refused me service during a period of American-European trade tensions, rough border guards in various places of the Middle East, pickpockets in Rome and a driver who seemed determined to run me down in Shanghai - I have been overwhelmed by the hospitality and kindness of other peoples, from official hosts to strangers.
Place in space
The United States needs to set new and inspiring goals for the exploration of space.
August 3, 2005
The U.S. space shuttle program has made a less-than-glorious return to America’s front pages. The program that once was the pride of the nation now is so troubled that it was suspended before Discovery could even complete its current mission.
Flight program rewards students who aim high
August 3, 2005
Anessea Anderson will take candy or stickers as reward for her hard work. But the 10-year-old said she prefers piloting an airplane.
Incarcerated boys hope their garden will yield ribbons
August 3, 2005
Art and gardening are their favorite specialties, and at least three boys incarcerated in juvenile detention are anxious to see how well their 4-H Club projects stand up to scrutiny at this year’s Douglas County 4-H Fair.
Parks officials dedicate lake cabins
August 3, 2005
Park officials say they want Kansans to spend more time outdoors and two cabins dedicated at Perry Lake State Park on Tuesday will help make that happen.