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Families of the vine
French clans follow time-honored methods of making wine
August 7, 2005
After spending two years in the vineyards and wine barns of southwestern France, author Michael S. Sanders believes that Americans could learn a thing or two from the European approach to wine.
Marchers commemorate Voting Rights Act
Thousands mark 40th anniversary of landmark civil rights law
August 7, 2005
Thousands of marchers joined icons of the civil rights movement Saturday morning in the streets of Atlanta to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and to build support for extending protections from that bill.
Lowry sharp; Giants get home win
San Francisco edges Astros, 5-2, aims today for first home sweep since opener
August 7, 2005
For a team that hadn’t won a home series in more than two months, facing the National League’s best team since the end of May and its trio of aces didn’t figure to be the way to get out of a slump.
Reserve units to be honored today
August 7, 2005
The U.S. Army Reserve will honor more than 75 soldiers for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan during a ceremony today in Manhattan.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 7, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.20 at two stations: Phillips 66 Presto, at Ninth and Louisiana, and Citgo, at Ninth and Iowa. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Web site steers users toward family-friendly entertainment
August 7, 2005
When Lawrence resident Debby Smith’s 11-year-old daughter, Megan, got an invitation from a friend to go see “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” a couple of weeks ago, Debby headed straight for her computer - and she wasn’t looking for show times.
Anticipation builds for shuttle re-entry
August 7, 2005
With the most anxiety-ridden part of their flight still to come, shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven set off for home Saturday after leaving the international space station.
Insurers not fond of option reducing tickets
August 7, 2005
One of the more popular ways to beat a traffic ticket in Lawrence also is one of the more controversial in the insurance industry.
Attacked by bear, Minnesota woman lives to tell about it
August 7, 2005
Mary Munn rolled into a hospital conference room to recount her tale of good fortune, three days after surviving an attack by a black bear near her rural Holyoke, Minn., home.
Kansas dove season only a few weeks away
August 7, 2005
Ranging from Mexico to Canada and coast to coast, the mourning dove is the most popular, abundant and widespread game bird in North America.
Development mandate ensures housing for low-income families
August 7, 2005
When 38-year-old Chris Uthe moved into the swanky resort community of La Costa this spring, it was a bigger deal for her than for many of her neighbors in their million-dollar homes. Uthe, a multiple sclerosis patient who uses a wheelchair and is living on her disability benefits, was one of the first residents of La Costa Paloma, an affordable housing complex set right in the midst of one of America’s plushest golf and tennis resorts.
World War II Ranger Battalions schedule June 2006 reunion in Lawrence
August 7, 2005
Last August, at a gathering of old warriors in Fort Wayne, Ind., members of the World War II Ranger Battalions Assn. selected Lawrence as the site of their 2006 reunion to be held June 8-10. Other cities competing for the event were Colorado Springs, Colo., and Washington, D.C. The latter city offered $20,000 in corporate funding to defray reunion expenses and promised a trip to nearby Bedford, Va., to view the magnificent D-Day monument dedicated in 2001.
Russian submarine crew rescued after being trapped 3 days
August 7, 2005
Seven submarine crew members trapped for nearly three days under the Pacific Ocean were rescued today after a British remote-controlled vehicle cut away the undersea cables that had snarled the vessel.
Giambi comes full-circle
Yankees slugger climbs off scrap heap
August 7, 2005
Before he hit bottom last fall, Jason Giambi wondered if he ever would feel good again.
Two killed in shootings in Kansas City, Kan.
August 7, 2005
Two people were killed and several others were injured when gunfire erupted early Saturday on the city’s east side.
Faces and places
August 7, 2005
Joys of being snake-bitten
Critter fascination spans a long lifetime
August 7, 2005
Henry Fitch remembers tromping through his father’s pear grove in southern Oregon, stuffing snakes, lizards, toads and anything else that wriggled into his pockets.
Insurgent attacks, constitutional talks continue
August 7, 2005
U.S. and Iraqi troops repelled a series of coordinated attacks including suicide car bombs, killing six insurgents and capturing 12, in southern Baghdad, the military said Saturday.
Mother of slain soldier camps outside Bush’s Crawford ranch
Cindy Sheehan vows to stay until president speaks to her
August 7, 2005
The angry mother of a fallen U.S. soldier staged a protest near President Bush’s ranch Saturday, demanding an accounting from Bush of how he has conducted the war in Iraq.
Best sellers
August 7, 2005
Wired in the wilderness
Technology finds its way into the great outdoors
August 7, 2005
At a campground in the quiet of the Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains, 11-year-old Michaela Downing rode bikes with her friends and sat with her grandmother under a canopy of tall trees, with a 78-foot waterfall and glistening lake just a short walk away.
Review: Book warns U.S. attitudes on war endanger security
August 7, 2005
Andrew J. Bacevich’s “The New American Militarism” (Oxford University Press, 270 pages, $28) is both a critique and a defense of our nation’s armed forces by a West Point graduate, Vietnam veteran, professional military officer and self-described conservative Catholic. He also is professor of international relations and director of the Center for International Relations at Boston University.
Poet’s Showcase
August 7, 2005
What are you reading?
August 7, 2005
Technical problem’ causes plane to land in sea, killing 13 passengers
August 7, 2005
A Tunisian passenger plane carrying 39 people crash-landed in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday while trying to make an emergency landing in Sicily because of engine trouble, and at least 13 people were killed, officials said. Three others were missing.
Official may hold Jewish extremists without trial
August 7, 2005
Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said Saturday he would consider holding Jewish extremists bent on derailing Israel’s upcoming Gaza Strip withdrawal without charge or trial, after a Jewish army deserter opposed to the pullout shot four Israeli Arabs to death.
Analysts: Jet’s safety features didn’t work
August 7, 2005
Investigators trying to determine why an Air France jet skidded off a runway said Saturday that only four of the aircraft’s eight doors and emergency exits were used to escape the burning jetliner, and that two emergency slides malfunctioned.
Deadlocked N. Korea nuclear talks suspended
August 7, 2005
Envoys to North Korean disarmament talks announced a three-week recess today after 13 days of meetings, deadlocked over what the North would receive for renouncing atomic weapons and its insistence on retaining a peaceful nuclear program.
Iran rejects European nuclear proposal
August 7, 2005
Iranian leaders rejected a European proposal designed to calm Western fears their nuclear program could be used to develop weapons, saying Saturday the offer failed to recognize Iran’s right to enrich uranium for peaceful uses.
Cell phone ban targets newly licensed drivers
August 7, 2005
Beginning Monday, Colorado is banning young drivers from talking on cellular phones while they’re behind the wheel - a small step more states are taking in hopes of promoting safety without upsetting voters who can’t live without the convenience.
Train hits dump truck in California; 20 injured
August 7, 2005
An Amtrak train collided with a dump truck crossing the tracks in southern California, injuring 20 people, two of them seriously, officials said.
Politician plans exotic dancers at fundraiser
August 7, 2005
With his campaign for city council going no place fast, Victor Bernace felt he needed something special to spark interest in his next fundraiser.
Burned body of teen found in refrigerator
August 7, 2005
Campers discovered the burned body of a missing 17-year-old honor student in an abandoned refrigerator Saturday, and authorities said a teenage acquaintance and another man had confessed to killing her.
Lawrence datebook
August 7, 2005
On the record
August 7, 2005
Lawrence commuter report
August 7, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week:
BTK’s ex-wife seeks assets
August 7, 2005
The ex-wife of confessed BTK serial killer Dennis Rader is asking the courts to shield the proceeds from the sale of the couple’s home from being seized to pay awards in civil cases brought by relatives of his victims.
Big Unit’s struggles continue
Bad back might be bothering Johnson; Jays roll, 8-5
August 7, 2005
Randy Johnson’s first year in New York has not been what he expected, and manager Joe Torre thinks a bad back might be the reason.
Commentary: NBA’s Stern in dark on gambling issue
Stern lets Las Vegas play host to All-Star game, but owning team different subject matter to commissioner
August 7, 2005
It’s hard to argue with David Stern when he says he knows what is good for the NBA. He’s quick to point that out himself when he tells you how much league revenues have soared since he took over.
Sadler claims Allstate 400 pole
Mayfield second in qualifying for Nextel Cup event
August 7, 2005
Elliott Sadler avoided the wiggles, wobbles and technical problems that plagued other drivers qualifying for The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.
Grievance mulled for Palmeiro leak
August 7, 2005
The players’ union says Major League Baseball may be responsible for leaking the name of the drug for which Rafael Palmeiro tested positive and might file a grievance, the Daily News reported Saturday.
Quarterbacks to be inducted
Young, Marino lead Hall’s Class of 2005
August 7, 2005
Dan Marino took the long, straight road to the Hall of Fame. Steve Young traversed a long and winding route.
Vick’s Falcons trip Manning’s Colts in Japan
August 7, 2005
Michael Vick and Peyton Manning gave the Japanese fans what they wanted in the American Bowl, playing into the second quarter and showing why they are two of the NFL’s best quarterbacks.
Gannon’s career comes to end
Raiders’ quarterback hangs up spikes at age 39
August 7, 2005
Rich Gannon ended an 18-year NFL career Saturday, retiring from the Oakland Raiders after having missed most of last season with a broken vertebra in his neck.
Sam, Sting snap skid; Bogues gets first win
August 7, 2005
Sheri Sam scored 11 of her 26 points in the two overtimes, and the Charlotte Sting snapped a franchise-record 10-game losing streak Saturday night with an 82-73 victory over the Detroit Shock.
Tight end Gonzalez suffers sprained foot
August 7, 2005
All-Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez sprained his foot during the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice Saturday night, but coach Dick Vermeil said the injury did not appear serious.
Royals make eight moves
August 7, 2005
The Kansas City Royals, who own the worst record in the majors, made eight roster moves before Saturday night’s game against Oakland.
Parks and Recreation to sponsor pool party
August 7, 2005
Area children will have a chance to attend a back-to-school party sponsored by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department.
New executive director brings experience
August 7, 2005
Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn.’s new executive director, Judith Bellome, is no stranger to health care issues.
Rush still undecided
August 7, 2005
Brandon Rush, the 6-foot-6 brother of former Missouri University player Kareem Rush, has yet to pick a college since pulling his name out of the NBA Draft.
Kids Day today at KU
August 7, 2005
Kansas University’s football team has been practicing under wraps for the last three days, but the Jayhawks will make a public appearance today.
Road construction shouldn’t hinder school traffic
August 7, 2005
The Wakarusa Drive route to Free State High will be open in time for the first day of school, city engineer Terese Gorman said.
Fiery tractor pull heats up county fair
August 7, 2005
Machines resembling dragsters more than tractors severely tested the space limits of the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds’ rodeo arena Saturday evening.
The Motley Fool
August 7, 2005
¢ Name that company ¢ Last week’s question ¢ 3Com fighting to survive ¢ Bid well on eBay ¢ Commissions and taxes ¢ Dividend yield
Daylight-saving stretch may trigger tech trouble
August 7, 2005
When daylight-saving time starts earlier than usual in the United States come 2007, your VCR or DVD recorder could start recording shows an hour late.
Bankruptcies
August 7, 2005
Mother advocates for choice in birth options
Cesarean shouldn’t preclude natural deliveries, some say
August 7, 2005
Devina Garrett, 23, said she felt relieved and empowered when she gave birth naturally to her daughter, Moriah, in January. Her first child, 3-year-old Ammon, was delivered by a cesarean section.
Justice criticizes death penalty system
August 7, 2005
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens issued an unusually stinging criticism of capital punishment Saturday evening, telling lawyers that he was disturbed by “serious flaws.”
Bedore: Knight on TV? Get real
August 7, 2005
ESPN execs believe they have a hit reality-TV show in the making starring Texas Tech basketball coach Bob Knight.
Backs Holmes, Johnson to split time for Chiefs
August 7, 2005
Priest Holmes doesn’t seem to have a jealous bone in his muscular body.
Web site offering prize to biggest ‘loser’
August 7, 2005
Getting fired is rarely a happy event, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a sense of humor about it.
Glow-lux’ tubes offer emergency lighting
August 7, 2005
As incongruous as it may sound, a Colorado company has developed glow-in-the-dark lamps.
New-car price war leads to good used-car deals
August 7, 2005
It’s a great time to buy a used car. Yes, I said used, not new. Everyone knows it’s a pretty good time to buy a new car.
Major airlines charging for formerly free services
August 7, 2005
Many travelers have a preflight checklist down pat, with their baggage, gate information, e-ticket confirmation number and identification ready to go.
High-end kitchen appliances are hot, hot, hot
Homeowners spending more to make cooking area grand
August 7, 2005
In years past when Jay Garner, of Richmond, Va., prepared what has become one of his family’s signature meals - the sailor sandwich, a grilled combination of pastrami, knockwurst and Swiss cheese on mustard-laden rye bread - he could, at best, cook two at once in a frying pan.
Physicist has no regrets about bomb
August 7, 2005
Sixty years after the Enola Gay dropped the world’s first atomic bomb attack over Hiroshima, a Nebraska physicist who helped develop the weapon said he has no regrets.
Japan marks anniversary of attack on Hiroshima
August 7, 2005
Capping a day of solemn remembrance, thousands of paper lanterns representing the souls of the dead were floated on a Hiroshima river Saturday near ground zero for the world’s first atomic bomb attack 60 years ago.
Lost ranger found dead
August 7, 2005
A hiker found the body of a missing Rocky Mountain National Park ranger Saturday, eight days after the ranger apparently fell during a routine patrol, park officials said.
Harsh lessons learned in court
Defending self not like on TV
August 7, 2005
It didn’t work like it does on television. Lawrence resident John Lindsey stood behind the podium in the courtroom and faced the police officer who was on the witness stand. Lindsey was about to launch a strategy to get the officer to change the testimony he had just given.
Travel notes
August 7, 2005
¢ Hadrian’s Villa open for tours ¢ Four ‘Fourteeners’ off limits to public ¢ Appalachian Trail celebrates 80 years
Shipwreck stories live on in ‘Graveyard’
Hatteras, N.C., museum dedicated to relics that litter stretch of Atlantic coast
August 7, 2005
From its entrance, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum makes it clear that this is a museum more interested in what’s below the water’s surface than above it.
Calendar
August 7, 2005
Seniors don’t have to put sex life on shelf
Imagination, communication can help relationships thrive as partners age
August 7, 2005
As Confucius observed, when people are fed and clothed, they think about sex.
Sturgis rally draws bikers of all ages
Retirees among those who travel to three-week spectacle in South Dakota
August 7, 2005
The thrill of riding a big, bad motorcycle through the Black Hills of South Dakota is drawing thousands to this quiet town, transforming it into a noisy, bawdy road rally that has grown into a three-week spectacle.
Procedural lapse leads to radiation exposure
August 7, 2005
A Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher who was exposed to radioactive material and spread the contamination to his home and out-of-state locations, including places in Kansas, didn’t follow proper procedures, according to a lab report.
Eternal playboy Hefner opens doors to reality TV
August 7, 2005
Things are not what they seem to be at the Playboy mansion.
Johnny on the spot
From hazardous stunts to a Duke of Hazzard
August 7, 2005
This is not a story about drinking with Johnny Knoxville, something that’s been written so many times by now, it has practically become its own subgenre within the gonzo journalism canon.
Health fair scheduled for Saturday in Eudora
August 7, 2005
The Coordinated School Health Team of Eudora is sponsoring a health fair that is free and open to the public.
Smoke raises teens’ risk for obesity
August 7, 2005
Exposure to cigarette smoke raises the risk among teens of metabolic syndrome, a disorder associated with excess belly fat that increases the chances of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, according to a study.
To diet for
Weight-loss options abound
August 7, 2005
Get-fit books come in two flavors: a workout with a side of recipes, and a diet plan with exercise on top. My own accidental plan consists of piling so many diet and exercise books on my desk that there’s no room for food. For exercise, I carry a stack of fitness books wherever I go.
Vaccine appears effective against bird flu
August 7, 2005
An experimental vaccine appears to be effective against a strain of flu virus that experts fear could spark a devastating pandemic, offering the first evidence that any inoculation could provide a powerful weapon against the deadly microbe, a federal health official said Saturday.
K.C. 13-year-old among first children to try home dialysis
August 7, 2005
In all but one important way, Jessica McCafferty is a typical 13-year-old. She likes to spend time with her friends, ride her bike, talk on the phone.
Regulators clear hurdle for coal-fired plant
August 7, 2005
Kansas regulators on Friday approved Kansas City Power & Light’s $1.3 billion energy plan, clearing the last major obstacle for the company to build a second coal-fired plant in northwest Missouri.
Mourners remain peaceful at Sudanese leader’s funeral
August 7, 2005
On one side of the casket carrying the body of John Garang, the Southern Sudanese guerrilla leader turned statesman, were some of his favorite soldiers from his rebel movement. On the other side, government soldiers, his one-time enemies.
Crackdown planned on fake American Indian art
August 7, 2005
An effort is under way in Congress to help stop the sale of fake American Indian arts and crafts.
KU faculty member wins award for photos
August 7, 2005
Hobart Jackson, an associate professor of architecture at Kansas University, has won an award at a national juried exhibition in St. Louis.
KU Choir takes summer European tour
August 7, 2005
The Kansas University Choir, conducted by John Paul Johnson, returned this summer from an 11-day European tour.
People in the news
August 7, 2005
¢ Pamela Anderson’s not available, lawsuit claims ¢ Fire destroys parts of Marie Osmond’s home ¢ Drug charged dropped against ‘Suge’ Knight ¢ Fans get more ‘Bobby Brown’ ¢ ‘Dr. Quinn’ joins new comedy ¢ Eddie Murphy’s wife files for divorce
Usher, 50 Cent top Billboard Hip-Hop awards
August 7, 2005
Usher and 50 Cent were each triple winners Friday in the Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.
Boaters urged to use caution with many state lakes low
August 7, 2005
While reservoirs in eastern Kansas are holding water at normal levels, drought conditions across much of the rest of the state require that boaters be especially cautious.
More laws won’t ensure more civil society
August 7, 2005
I’m grateful to the advocate of the disadvantaged who suggested that homeless people and panhandlers are only acting reasonably when they light fires and solicit contributions for their upkeep: “If it is cold outside and if you have no warm place to be, it seems reasonable to build a fire. If you have no money, it seems reasonable to ask someone who appears well off for money.”
Martin: Truths behind tone, word choice guide writing success
August 7, 2005
I had no business teaching freshman English at Kansas University in the 1970s. Not really. Teaching the young to choose words and construct sentences that affect hearts and minds is work for masters, not apprentices.
Bolton should focus on U.N. reform
August 7, 2005
With the recess appointment of John Bolton to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the burden is now on him to prove that he can be effective in the job. That’s no small task for the most controversial person ever nominated to the post.
Lake concerns
August 7, 2005
To the editor: Concerning your Sunday, July 31, article “Developers floating idea of lakeside properties,” I would like to offer my opinion that this proposal is completely against the spirit of public state lakes.
Memorable visit
August 7, 2005
To the editor: The “Kauai Kine” Girls 16 and Under Softball team was fortunate enough to be invited to the 2005 AFA B Nationals in Lawrence held July 18 to 24.
Inefficient market
August 7, 2005
To the editor: I went with my little Sophia to purchase school supplies.
Special camp
August 7, 2005
To the editor: Each summer, Lawrence Parks and Recreation hosts a summer camp, which includes children and adults with disabilities.
U.S. automakers seek emotional upswing
August 7, 2005
Commuting to and from work must be a blast for William Clay Ford Jr. in his gorgeous green, fully loaded version of the new Mustang that his company is selling as fast as it can make them. But being at work is a lot less fun these days for the entire domestic auto industry.
Hello, neighbor
Lawrence and Douglas County need to closely monitor development at the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant and its effects on the local economy.
August 7, 2005
We’re about to get a new neighbor. That fact may catch some Lawrence and Douglas County residents by surprise, but now that plans have been approved to redevelop the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, it seems inevitable that a new community will pop up along Kansas Highway 10 in the not too distant future.
Horoscopes
August 7, 2005
For Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005
A’s wallop Royals
August 7, 2005
The Oakland Athletics have two Rookie of the Year candidates. Ken Macha thinks another one of his players should be in line for an award.
Swinging a (Led)better bat
LHS product in minors using dad’s sticks
August 7, 2005
Teammates’ jaws drop when Curtis Ledbetter tells them the origin of his baseball bats.
Visiting Nurses Assn. recovers
Reorganization helps put finances back in the black
August 7, 2005
Visiting Nurses Assn. is alive and well. So well, in fact, the once-troubled agency has told the Douglas County Commission it’s no longer strapped for cash.