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Motorcyclist injured near Midland Junction
August 9, 2005
Emergency workers are diverting traffic near Midland Junction this afternoon as they respond to a motorcycle accident on U.S. Highway 24.
Morris reimburses state for conference expenses
August 9, 2005
State Board of Education member Connie Morris today said she has reimbursed the state $2,890 for expenses she had previously billed taxpayers for a conference she attended in Florida.
Hot, steamy week ahead
Isolated thunderstorms may pop up in p.m.
August 9, 2005
Hot temperatures, steamy humidity and a slight chance for rain — that’s what’s in store for Lawrence for the next three days, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Power outage leaves Eudorans in the dark
August 9, 2005
Most of Eudora was without power for a few hours Monday night and city crews were still working on the problem at 10:30 p.m.
Retired professor, 100, presents $100,000 gift
August 9, 2005
A retired Kansas University mathematics professor has donated $100,000 toward library studies at the university.
Offices extend hours for returning students
August 9, 2005
Several Kansas University offices will extend their hours for part of next week to assist students returning for the fall semester. Hours for those offices will be 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 9, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.20 at two stations: Presto Phillips 66, at Ninth and Louisiana streets, and Citgo, at Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Ryun speaks at Red Dog’s Dog Days
Congressman talks about value of hard work and dedication
August 9, 2005
If you have high expectations, you can go far - even set national and world athletic records.
Leavenworth County Fair offers venue for artists to display creations
August 9, 2005
Tonganoxie resident Jake Zedaker, 55, said he thinks some people may consider his venture into exhibiting at the 79th annual Leavenworth County Fair somewhat funny.
Schools raise grades
Despite progress, challenges lie ahead in meeting No Child Left Behind goals
August 9, 2005
Lawrence schools are meeting most of their goals under the federal No Child Left Behind act, according to preliminary results reported Monday.
Budget divides board
New, old members split on pay raises
August 9, 2005
The issue of administrative salaries on Monday divided the Lawrence school board, with new board members disagreeing with experienced members.
On the record
August 9, 2005
Law enforcement report
Med Center official to lead state panel
August 9, 2005
Marcia Nielsen, assistant vice chancellor at Kansas University Medical Center, was named Monday by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to chair a new panel charged with streamlining the state’s health care programs.
Datebook
August 9, 2005
Upcoming events
New study examines Netherlands euthanasia
August 9, 2005
A study released Monday sheds new light on euthanasia in the Netherlands, the first country to legalize it for terminally ill people, finding that nearly one in eight adult patients who requested mercy killings decided not to go through with it. Nearly half of the euthanasia requests were carried out.
Officials test radio tag at border crossing
August 9, 2005
Security officials gathered Monday at a Canadian border crossing to mark the first test of a radio frequency identification system to be used by foreign visitors.
Stolen car leaves family stranded
August 9, 2005
Nancy Taylor didn’t know running out of gas while driving home in the middle of the night could lead to so many complications.
Iowa State AD resigns
August 9, 2005
Iowa State athletic director Bruce Van De Velde resigned Monday but said he would stay on until a successor was found, or until the end of the year.
Glass winding down
August 9, 2005
With just two events remaining in the PBA Senior Tour, Lawrence’s Bob Glass remains in the hunt for Player of the Year.
Woodland sets record
August 9, 2005
Gary Woodland, a Kansas University golfer from Berryton, shot a 10-under par 61 Monday at Shawnee Country Club, breaking the course record by two strokes.
Rideau impressing coaches, veterans at Browns camp
August 9, 2005
Every year there seems to be one. A player from completely off the radar turns heads during training camp.
QB selection key to Baker hopes
Second-year coach Grossner won’t be shy about switching signal-callers
August 9, 2005
Brian Sheppard posted an unenviable completion percentage last fall as Baker University’s quarterback.
Gooden’s son jailed for violating probation
August 9, 2005
The 19-year-old son of former baseball star Dwight Gooden was arrested for violating probation and faced additional charges of having marijuana and bullets in his car, police said.
Yankees awaiting results on Johnson, Pavano
August 9, 2005
The New York Yankees were awaiting test results Monday on pitchers Carl Pavano and Randy Johnson before determining the next step in trying to patch up their depleted rotation.
Red Sox jettison Cruz
August 9, 2005
The Boston Red Sox recalled third baseman Kevin Youkilis from Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday and designated outfielder Jose Cruz Jr. for assignment.Cruz was acquired 10 days earlier in a trade with Arizona and went 3-for-12 in four games with no homers and no RBIs for Boston.
Rockies shelve Miceli
August 9, 2005
The Colorado Rockies placed reliever Dan Miceli on the 15-day disabled list Monday, and made the move retroactive to Aug. 5. Miceli has a deep bone bruise on his left foot after being hit by a line drive off the bat of San Francisco’s Michael Tucker on Thursday.
Federal probe sought in police shooting of toddler
August 9, 2005
The lawyer for the family of a toddler killed during a police shootout with her father last month has asked for a federal probe of the child’s death.
Wildfire burns 35,000 acres, 100-plus cabins
August 9, 2005
Firefighters strengthened their grip Monday on a 35,000-acre wildfire that had whipped through canyons, wheat fields and forestland in southeastern Washington, destroying dozens of homes and cabins.
Judge: Highway shooter agrees to plead guilty
August 9, 2005
The man who carried out a series of highway shootings that terrorized central Ohio and killed one woman is dropping his insanity defense and agreeing to plead guilty, the judge said Monday.
Prosecutor to challenge Clinton’s re-election bid
August 9, 2005
Jeanine Pirro, a high-profile prosecutor in the New York City suburbs, said Monday she will seek the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton next year.
Riot at San Quentin prison prompts lockdown
August 9, 2005
Forty-two inmates were injured Monday when a simmering dispute between two ethnic groups erupted into the largest riot at San Quentin State Prison in 23 years.
Thousands honor slain Marines
August 9, 2005
On the stage sat a helmet, a pair of worn soldier’s boots and a folded American flag. In the audience were thousands who turned out Monday night to honor 16 fallen Marines and their hard-hit Ohio battalion.
Underage sex law goes into effect
August 9, 2005
To comply with a new state law, Kansas abortion providers now must send the Kansas Bureau of Investigation identifying information and fetal tissue from all abortion patients younger than age 14.
Push for taxpayer rights not seen locally
August 9, 2005
The state’s anti-tax advocates are taking their battle to the local level, but the movement might be slow to catch on in Douglas County.
Size of property tax cut debated
August 9, 2005
City taxpayers may get a last-minute present from city commissioners tonight.
Tiny silver medalist Williams rules 100
Runner rolls to time of 10.93, clipping Jamaica’s Campbell, France’s Arron
August 9, 2005
All 5 feet, 2 inches of her soaking wet, Lauryn Williams stood before the Finnish crowd with an American flag draped around her shoulder and didn’t even notice the rain.
Great One’ takes up coaching
Ticket sales surge after Gretzky agrees to lead Coyotes
August 9, 2005
The Great One isn’t promising great things right away from the Phoenix Coyotes. Merely contending for the Stanley Cup would be fine for a start.
Giants, Jets still fuming after brawl
August 9, 2005
Giants linebacker Barrett Green still is seeing red from Saturday’s brawl against the New York Jets, and can’t wait for the rematch Aug. 26.
Orton fresh air for Bears
Rookie leads late TD drives as Chicago rallies past Miami
August 9, 2005
Rookie Kyle Orton brought a breath of fresh air to the often-stale Chicago Bears offense.
Law signs with Jets; Westbrook, Eagles agree
August 9, 2005
Ty Law found a new home while Brian Westbrook returned to his NFL team Monday.
This, that
August 9, 2005
Baker’s punter will probably be Ryan Smith, a sophomore transfer from Carson-Newman. : Brandon Crosby, a first-year junior wide receiver from Newport Beach, Calif., is a grandson of legendary crooner Bing Crosby. : BU’s roster contains 10 players from the San Diego area.
Long way there
August 9, 2005
Baker University’s schedule features 10 HAAC games and one nonconference contest - a road trip Oct. 29 to Southern Oregon, of all places. How can BU afford an airplane trip to Ashland, Ore.?
Free State connections
August 9, 2005
Mike Cobb, a 6-0, 275-pound senior from Free State High, will start at one offensive tackle and Jeremiah Gress, another former Firebird, will start at middle linebacker. Gress, a senior, is also a team captain.
Coaches: Sims showing signs of improvement
August 9, 2005
Three years ago, the Kansas City Chiefs had high expectations for defensive tackle Ryan Sims when they made him the No. 6 pick in the NFL draft.
Sex offender given 18 years in prison
August 9, 2005
A judge has sentenced a former Eudora man to nearly 18 years in prison for sexual assaults involving three young children.
Celebrated linebacker now at KU
August 9, 2005
Kansas University has an additional football linebacker in camp this preseason.
Water concerns aired at meeting
W. Kansas future demands balance between farming, conservation
August 9, 2005
Irrigation made southwest Kansas an agricultural powerhouse. But it has also depleted the region’s groundwater.
County commissioners pleased with rural planning proposal
August 9, 2005
A set of newly proposed rural development and land use regulations doesn’t include the 5-acre exemption, but Douglas County commissioners don’t see a reason for people to get worked up about the potential change.
Detective will investigate BB gun shooting incident
August 9, 2005
A sheriff’s detective will be assigned to investigate the BB gun shooting of a photographer who was staking out Britney Spears over the weekend.
Stars differ on relationship
August 9, 2005
Pamela Anderson says they’re not getting back together, but ex-husband Tommy Lee sounds like he’s ready to give it another try.
Lawyer: Jackson acquitted despite media interference
August 9, 2005
Subject: the Michael Jackson trial. From: Tom Mesereau, defense attorney. Conclusions: The media did a lousy job and the jury did a good job.
Founder, publisher of Ebony, Jet magazines dies at age 87
August 9, 2005
Publisher John H. Johnson, whose Ebony and Jet magazines countered stereotypical coverage of blacks after World War II and turned him into one of the most influential black leaders in America, died Monday, his company said. He was 87.
Virtual reality therapy helps 9-11 survivors face fears
Video game-like program helped stop fire battalion chief’s haunting dreams
August 9, 2005
For months after Sept. 11, 2001, Fire Chief Stephen King had the same haunting dream: an endless wooden staircase spiraling into the clouds, his friends climbing ever skyward, always beyond his reach.
Police: Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect captured
August 9, 2005
A former Bosnia Serb paramilitary leader, wanted by a U.N. tribunal on charges of crimes against humanity, was captured Monday in Argentina, officials said.
Seven rescued sailors want out of hospital
August 9, 2005
Seven sailors rescued from a mini-submarine hours before their air supply would have run out faced a new problem Monday: Confined to a hospital, they wanted out.
President rejects calls for talks with opposition
August 9, 2005
President Robert Mugabe on Monday rejected calls for talks with Zimbabwe’s opposition leader on resolving the country’s political and economic crisis.
Family of missing teen raises amount of reward
August 9, 2005
The mother of an Alabama honors student missing in this Caribbean island for over two months said Monday the investigation into the teen’s disappearance has been marred by ineptitude, and more than doubled the reward for help in solving the case to $250,000.
Iran ups ante in confrontation by resuming nuclear program
August 9, 2005
Iran stepped up its confrontation with the West over its nuclear program, restarting work at a uranium conversion facility Monday in a move the United States and Europe have warned will prompt them to seek U.N. sanctions.
Israel demands control of vital crossing
Area is Gaza’s only link to outside world
August 9, 2005
Israel ruled out giving the Palestinians their own gate to the world, insisting Monday it will control traffic in and out of Gaza after Israeli settlers and soldiers leave. Palestinians complained Israel is unwilling to loosen its grip on the coastal strip.
Former U.N. official pleads guilty in oil-for-food case
August 9, 2005
A federal prosecutor investigating corruption in the $64 billion oil-for-food program issued the case’s first criminal charges against a U.N. official, accusing a former Russian procurement officer of receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from companies doing business with the United Nations.
Game brings modern combat to online masses
August 9, 2005
“Battlefield 2” is the latest computer game from Electronic Arts Inc. that focuses on all-out war between teams of dozens of combatants.
Have bull’s blood, will travel
August 9, 2005
In a television landscape that grows more predictable and derivative every day, the six-part travel series “Going Tribal” (9 p.m., Discovery) qualifies as something completely different.
Cell-phone cinema
Chinese firm debuts TV show for the small screen - the very small screen
August 9, 2005
It’s a super-modern love story made for the small screen - the very small screen.
Jayni cooking with fresh veggies
August 9, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Stuff It! Filling Fresh Veggies.”
In the Halls
August 9, 2005
What’s in style for back-to-school fashion?
Double Take: Tech tracking raises privacy issues
August 9, 2005
Note: This is the first of several columns over the next few months that will discuss teen tech and, more importantly, the ethical standards to which parents should adhere in dealing with it. Today’s question: Should parents use technology to track their teens?
Sprint’s main affiliate joins fight against merger
August 9, 2005
Sprint Corp.’s main affiliate, AirGate PCS Inc., said Monday it had filed suit against Sprint, the sixth affiliate to challenge the company’s pending acquisition of Nextel Communications Inc.
Whirlpool boosts bid for Maytag
August 9, 2005
For a second time, Whirlpool Corp. has sweetened the pot in a bid to purchase rival Maytag Corp., submitting a $20-per-share binding offer worth $1.62 billion plus assumed debt.
Yahoo expands search domain
August 9, 2005
In a major expansion, Yahoo Inc. said Monday that its online search engine index now spans more than 20 billion Web documents and images, nearly double the material scanned by rival Google Inc.
Primedia to shed information division
August 9, 2005
Magazine publisher Primedia Inc. said Monday it had agreed to sell its business information division to a buyout firm for $385 million.
Quest Diagnostics to purchase LabOne
August 9, 2005
Quest Diagnostics Inc. said Monday it planned to acquire LabOne Inc. in a deal worth $934 million.
KU research team tags tracking technology
Scientists aim to inform firms about ID systems
August 9, 2005
Dan Deavours and Karthik Ramakrishnan spend their days shooting radio waves into passive microchips taped to a slab of 2-inch thick Owens Corning foam insulation.
Stocks dip on record high oil prices
August 9, 2005
Stocks fell for a third straight session Monday as oil prices soared to record highs after the U.S. embassy in Saudi Arabia said it would be closed for two days because of security threats.
Daily ticker
August 9, 2005
Today’s stocks
Security
August 9, 2005
To the editor: The Patriot Act allows clandestine inspection of my library records and Internet activity for your protection.
Sinking ship
August 9, 2005
To the editor: To save Social Security, let’s cut current benefits by one-third so the money will be there for my generation.
Complex issues
August 9, 2005
To the editor: As a psychoanalyst, I wanted to respond to the article “The great divide” (Journal-World, July 30), which discussed a schism between mental health care and religious faith.
Depressing loss
August 9, 2005
To the editor: The news that 20 reservist Marines from a small town near Cleveland, Ohio, have fallen saddened me, as many Americans, blue and red.
Tough policies reflect reality
August 9, 2005
Saying “the rules of the game are changing,” British Prime Minister Tony Blair has proposed tough new anti-terror measures that would deport clerics who preach hate, close their mosques, bar entry to Muslim radicals and shut bookstores and Web sites that promote murder and revolution.
Pursuing status quo won’t end war in Iraq
August 9, 2005
Every time an American soldier falls in Iraq - a disturbingly frequent occurrence in recent days - concerned minds should ask: How much longer will the Bush administration persist with the fiction that the United States and its allies have sufficient military capabilities to end a conflict that now stretches well into its third year?
Costly backlog
August 9, 2005
The backlog of maintenance needs at state universities is shocking now, but it will only get worse.
Silly gesture
August 9, 2005
Instead of facing the many serious issues in college sports, NCAA officials have chosen to focus on team mascots.
Sandstorm halts politicians’ progress on constitution
August 9, 2005
Enveloping the capital in an eerie orange glow, a blinding sandstorm Monday reduced visibility in Baghdad to a few feet - slowing traffic to a crawl, canceling a key meeting on the Iraqi constitution and sending hundreds of people to the hospital with breathing problems.
Selling on eBay can be profitable
Book provides strategies for using popular online auction site
August 9, 2005
My grandmother, Big Mama, never liked flea markets or yard sales.
Corrections
August 9, 2005
At least two vaginal births after cesarean sections have happened at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in the past two years. A story Sunday about VBACs had incorrect information.
Nagasaki marks 60th anniversary of bombing
August 9, 2005
A siren wailed and a bronze bell rang out Tuesday as Nagasaki marked the moment 60 years ago when an American plane dropped a plutonium bomb, killing tens of thousands and sealing Japan’s defeat in World War II.
Terrorism suspects charged
Three attackers face trial for attempted murder
August 9, 2005
Three suspects in the failed July 21 London bombings were formally charged Monday with attempted murder, as a British citizen wanted in the United States for allegedly trying to set up a terrorist training camp said he would fight extradition.
Nationals suddenly slumping
First half’s feel-good team needs wake-up call
August 9, 2005
In one corner of the Washington Nationals clubhouse stood leading slugger Jose Guillen, talking about the ailing shoulder that’s kept him out of the lineup and explaining his philosophy that nobody looks out for you but you.
Energy bill not quick fix for high gasoline prices
August 9, 2005
As crude oil prices hit a new high Monday, President Bush signed a bill that will give billions in tax breaks to encourage homegrown energy production but won’t quickly reduce high gasoline prices or the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
Delay strengthens resolve to bring Discovery home
August 9, 2005
Low clouds kept shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven from making their much-anticipated return to Earth, and NASA vowed to bring the spacecraft down Tuesday in Florida, California or possibly even New Mexico.
Horoscopes
August 9, 2005
For Tuesday, Aug. 9
Slogan now inflames tongues, not passion
August 9, 2005
It began with the Magnificent Montague.
Lewis backs out of commitment
High school senior-to-be undecided; KU won’t keep offer open
August 9, 2005
Dwight Lewis has flip-flopped again.
Yanks barely trip El Duque, ChiSox
August 9, 2005
Orlando Hernandez was always at his best in big games for the New York Yankees, so they knew exactly what type of effort it would take to beat him.
Reds’ big bats batter Cubs
Cincy hits three homers; Chicago loses sixth straight
August 9, 2005
The Cincinnati Reds showed off their power against the slumping Chicago Cubs.
FSHS checkout slated
August 9, 2005
Free State High football equipment checkout will be Wednesday afternoon with seniors at 3:30 p.m., juniors at 4 p.m. and sophomores at 5 p.m. A team meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Preseason drills will begin Monday. For information, call 832-6050.
Alternative meats see an expanding market
Countering beefed-up prices
August 9, 2005
Tom Tootle savors the taste of a good bargain.
Appeals court affirms damages awarded for 1985 mower accident
August 9, 2005
An appeals court has affirmed a verdict awarding $1.18 million in damages from the Mormon church for a mowing accident 20 years ago in which a boy lost part of his foot.
Educational experience different for Kenyans
August 9, 2005
Alex Muthuma is just 9 years old, but he can make his own toys.
Teen board to begin new year Sept. 13
August 9, 2005
Students in sixth through 12th grades are invited to join the Journal-World Teen Board. We’re seeking students who want to contribute ideas to the Pulse section and write stories, too.
Fashion academy
Jackets, denim & sparkles get high marks for school style
August 9, 2005
Summer is so exciting that the idea of school starting, lurking subliminally in the minds of students, can be frightening.
Saddam’s family dismisses his lawyers
August 9, 2005
Saddam Hussein’s family said it has dissolved his Jordan-based legal team and appointed Iraqi lawyer Khalil Dulaimi as the “one and sole legal counsel.” The move was seen as reorganizing the defense ahead of Saddam’s upcoming trial.