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T-Bones fight for chance at playoffs
August 22, 2005
The Kansas City minor league team is now four and a half games out of the playoff race.
Cut cable downs phones at Douglas County offices
911 calls diverted to KU dispatch
01:04 p.m., August 22, 2005 Updated 03:31 p.m.
Emergency 911 service in Douglas County was interrupted, then diverted after excavation workers at the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center hit and damaged cable lines to the building Monday.
Lawrence artist to unveil Kansas quarter tribute
August 22, 2005
The release of the Kansas state quarter will also be the occasion of the unveiling of a new earthwork by Lawrence crop artist Stan Herd.
Isolated storms possible today, tonight
August 22, 2005
Students who have to be out walking today might run into to some rain between classes. “If you have room in your backpack, you might want to pack an umbrella, just in case,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Sox beat up Unit, Yankees
Chicago raps four homers, ends seven-game slide
August 22, 2005
Randy Johnson sat by his locker and shook his head as he searched for reasons, an effort that was futile.
Commentary: ‘Who cares’ attitude helps ChiSox win
August 22, 2005
That was a giant exhalation, a gale-strength sigh of relief, the storm after the deathly calm.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters offers chance to make a difference with a child
August 22, 2005
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County is looking for volunteers who want to help make a difference in the life of a child. Volunteers spend anywhere from 30 minutes to four hours each week with a child, depending on the program in which you are enrolled.
Bears one-hit wonders
August 22, 2005
Baylor has been a one-hit wonder in each of Guy Morriss’s first two seasons.
Chiefs struggling, especially on offense
August 22, 2005
So now Kansas City’s longest losing streak belongs to the Chiefs.
Future of water supply murky
State lakes filling with sediment as they get older, hurting quality
August 22, 2005
Kansas lakes aren’t aging gracefully.
Money-for-votes scandal creeps toward president
August 22, 2005
The money-for-votes scandal that has engulfed Brazil seems to be reaching the doorstep of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
One million hear Pope’s Sunday Mass
Benedict warns against ‘do-it-yourself’ religion
August 22, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI triumphantly ended his four-day trip to his native Germany on Sunday, celebrating an open-air Mass for a million people and warning Europe against growing secularism and “do-it-yourself” religion.
Grim Reaper’ sentenced for stabbings
August 22, 2005
The nightmare cuts as deeply as the knife wounds to a former Odessa woman and her daughter.
Sunnis urge U.S. to intervene in talks
August 22, 2005
A day before the deadline for the new constitution, Sunni Arabs appealed Sunday to the United States to prevent Shiites and Kurds from pushing a draft through parliament without their consent, warning it would only worsen the crisis in Iraq
War not yet brief or cheap
August 22, 2005
If you visit the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., you will see a strange place-name on the front of the monument, just above the words, “Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue.” The place is Peleliu. It’s an island in the Pacific - a sweet-sounding name with a bitter history.
Editorial disputed
August 22, 2005
To the editor: In reply to the Aug. 18 editorial, “Excuses,” in the 1930s and 1940s, Americans and Europeans did ask what they had done to turn Germany into a Nazi dictatorship.
Rockies outslug Cubs at Coors
Squads combine to swat eight home runs, but Colorado prevails, 9-7
August 22, 2005
The Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs played a classic Coors Field game.
Despite safeguards, football can be deadly
August 22, 2005
Shortly after 300-pound lineman Al Lucas broke his neck during an Arena League game and died in April, Paul Tagliabue and Gene Upshaw sat down to discuss whether anything more could be done to prevent deaths in their game.
Insurers focus on kid’s health to curb costs
August 22, 2005
Once a potato chip addict, 14-year-old Kate Brown won’t touch the stuff these days.
Horoscopes
August 22, 2005
For Monday, Aug. 22
Monday-night programming comes out fighting
August 22, 2005
At its best and worst, television takes us to places we would never go. It’s in this spirit that I approach the second-season opener of “The Ultimate Fighter” (10 p.m., Spike). For the uninitiated, ultimate fighting incorporates elements of Asian martial arts and Western wrestling and boxing.
Developing a downtown destination
Hobbs Taylor Lofts project sparks a mix of enthusiasm, worries
August 22, 2005
A couple of years ago, customers at La Familia and The Bottleneck could look east across New Hampshire Street and see nothing much except a tall - albeit dying - tree on an otherwise empty lot.
Woods collects another WGC crown
Late birdie putt propels Tiger past DiMarco at NEC
August 22, 2005
The World Golf Championships were created seven years ago to bring together the best players from around the world. Tiger Woods has turned them into an annuity.
K.C. says top draft pick won’t be lost to Huskers
August 22, 2005
The Kansas City Royals are confident first-round draft pick Alex Gordon will not attend class today at Nebraska and cause the team to lose its rights to him.
50th anniversary of movie recalled
Picnic’ put Hutchinson in the spotlight
August 22, 2005
HutchinsoThe small advertisement in The Hutchinson News easily could have been overlooked by readers.
Nolan lifts Detroit, 66-52
August 22, 2005
Deanna Nolan had 18 points to lead the Detroit Shock to a 66-52 victory Sunday over the Washington Mystics to stay in contention for the fourth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
Gates-less Chargers upend Rams, 36-21
August 22, 2005
The San Diego Chargers proved they could thrive without All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates - at least for one exhibition game.
Homeless report to be considered
Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
August 22, 2005
City commissioners will consider formally adopting the report from the city’s Task Force on Homeless Services.
On the record
August 22, 2005
Lawrence datebook
August 22, 2005
Genetically modified crops offer healthy benefits, researchers say
August 22, 2005
Genetically modified crops don’t hurt humans. In fact, they can help.
In good hands?
Wideout corps deep, but young
August 22, 2005
Whoever wins Kansas University’s quarterback job knows at the very least he can count on clutch senior Mark Simmons to be a solid target.
Death stuns 49ers
Toxicology tests to determine how lineman died
August 22, 2005
As he walked off the field on a relatively cool Colorado evening, Thomas Herrion was huffing and puffing. Still, he didn’t look much different from his 49ers teammates who had been playing alongside him during the game’s fast-moving final seconds.
Royals start different streak
After ending 19-game skid, K.C. rallies past A’s, 5-4, in 12
August 22, 2005
Kansas City manager Buddy Bell figures so many things went against his team during its 19-game losing streak that it was about time the Royals had some good fortune.
Rush might announce pick today
August 22, 2005
Brandon Rush, a 6-foot-6 basketball guard from Kansas City, Mo., may make an announcement on his future plans today.
State’s review of inmates’ deaths seen as benefit
Examination credited for improving safety conditions
August 22, 2005
A policy of examining deaths of inmates in state and local custody is getting credit for helping to keep jails and prisons safe for both the prisoners and the officers supervising them.
Smith County prosecutor says he can’t work with new sheriff
August 22, 2005
Smith County’s prosecutor is refusing to work closely with Sheriff Ellsworth Murphy, saying Murphy’s criminal record compromises the department Murphy heads.
Mother convicted of killing newborn
August 22, 2005
An Olathe woman who pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the death of her newborn daughter, found in a commercial trash container almost two years ago, was found guilty by Johnson County District Judge Thomas Bornholdt after her plea Thursday.
ECKAN board election slated for Thursday
August 22, 2005
The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation will conduct an election for its clients later this month to select new representation on its board of directors.
Midland Railfest set for Labor Day weekend
August 22, 2005
Midland Railway’s Railfest in Baldwin will feature train rides aboard vintage coaches and cabooses during Labor Day weekend Sept. 3-5.
Edgerton woman injured in crash
August 22, 2005
A motorcycle crash injured an Edgerton woman Sunday afternoon in Baldwin on U.S. Highway 56.
Portion of street closed during investigation
August 22, 2005
Lawrence Police shut down a portion of the 2600 block of W. Sixth Street early Sunday morning as officers investigated an accident at the entrance to the Tuckaway Apartment Complex.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 22, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.55 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Building blues may collar pet classes
With Armory no longer an option, group looking for new site to hold its courses
August 22, 2005
Barb Clauson had her first experience with the Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club 17 years ago when she took her puppy, Arcto, to obedience classes offered by the group.
Past, present members celebrate 75th anniversary of area 4-H
Appreciation of Meadowlark is displayed through pictures, projects
August 22, 2005
Margaret Pendleton, a Lawrence High senior, has a family history with the Meadowlark 4-H Club.
Area firefighters learn the ropes
New pulley system could save lives
August 22, 2005
On Wednesday, Lawrence-Douglas County firefighter Jason Smith hung upside down from a rope as his fellow firefighters lowered him into an underground hole on Vermont.
GOP senator likens Iraq war to Vietnam
August 22, 2005
A leading Republican senator and prospective presidential candidate said Sunday that the war in Iraq has destabilized the Middle East and is looking more like the Vietnam conflict from a generation ago.
Homes flattened in Gaza as settlers, troops skirmish
August 22, 2005
A week ago, this was a thriving hamlet of neat houses with small lawns, winding roads, a neighborhood grocery, a nursery school and a community basketball court. On Sunday evening, an entire street of houses was rubble. By today, Nissanit will be gone.
Autopsies: Passengers died on impact of crash
August 22, 2005
Autopsies on 118 bodies recovered from the Aug. 14 plane crash near Athens show all passengers and crew died on impact, a chief state coroner said Sunday.
Muslim group criticizes BBC portrayal of Islam
August 22, 2005
Britain’s most powerful Islamic body criticized a television documentary broadcast Sunday that accused the country’s Muslim leaders of ignoring the spread of extremism within their communities.
Nine injured during emergency landing
August 22, 2005
A Qantas Airways plane made an emergency landing at Kansai Airport on Sunday after informing the airport of a suspected fire in its cargo bay, and nine passengers were injured as they were evacuated from the plane, police said.
Chavez, Castro speak together on weekly show
August 22, 2005
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez criticized the United States for recent remarks about his role in Latin America, saying in a Sunday broadcast from Cuba that it is the policies of the U.S. government that are harming the world, not his own.
European trade hypocritical, Iranian president says
August 22, 2005
Iran’s hard-line president scolded Europeans on Sunday, accusing them of being willing to sell their goods to Iranians while at the same time trying to strangle Tehran’s nuclear program.
Four U.S. soldiers killed as Afghan election approaches
August 22, 2005
A massive bomb exploded under a wooden bridge as a convoy of armored Humvees was crossing it Sunday, killing four U.S. soldiers and wounding three others in the deadliest assault on American forces in Afghanistan in nearly two months.
The week ahead
August 22, 2005
Employers not always willing to pay for experience
August 22, 2005
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those age 55 to 66 who actively searched for a job took 13 weeks to find one, just four weeks longer than the overall average.
West Coast states unite on car standards
August 22, 2005
Despite an effort by auto industry lobbyists to kill the move, two Pacific Northwest States - Oregon and Washington - are getting ready to adopt California’s new vehicle emission standards to reduce greenhouse gases.
People in the news
August 22, 2005
¢ Ventriloquism skills help Texan win Outstanding Teen crown ¢ Oscar-nominated actor visits site of real ‘Hotel Rwanda’ ¢ Trump to bring capitalist show to communist China ¢ Reality TV star reveals real-life fight with cancer
70s dance breaks out with new generation
August 22, 2005
Before rap videos glorified gangsters, flashy cars and “bling bling,” there was a simpler hip-hop culture where rhyming, graffiti, beatboxing and break dancing ruled. It didn’t require much more than a street corner, a few friends and a little bit of rhythm.
Handwritten Einstein manuscript discovered
August 22, 2005
The original manuscript of a paper Albert Einstein published in 1925 has been found in the archives of Leiden University’s Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics, scholars said.
Interned Japanese-Americans get diplomas
August 22, 2005
Amid tears and their grandchildren’s shouts of glee, 58 Japanese-Americans sent to internment camps during World War II received diplomas Sunday, finally earning recognition from the communities they were forced to leave more than half a century ago.
Memorial service held for slain mother
August 22, 2005
As he fights the anguish of his daughter’s slaying, La’Toyia Figueroa’s father is preparing for yet another heartbreak - breaking the news to her 7-year-old daughter.
Armstrong pushed for research during bike ride
August 22, 2005
Lance Armstrong said he set a one-day record during his bike ride with President Bush - not for cycling but for lobbying.
Sons to testify for, against mother in her murder trial
August 22, 2005
In the midst of a bitter divorce, Susan Polk says, she split for Montana, determined to get away from her abusive husband. “I didn’t plan on coming back and killing him,” she explains from behind a window in the county jail.
Gas station owner killed while trying to stop theft
August 22, 2005
A gas station owner was run over and killed when he tried to stop a driver from leaving without paying for $52 worth of gasoline, police said.
Discovery completes its journey
August 22, 2005
Discovery arrived back at its home port Sunday atop a jumbo jet following a 5.8 million-mile journey through space - the first by a shuttle in 2 1/2 years - and then a jog across the country.
Rudolph’s sentencing won’t draw all Atlanta victims
August 22, 2005
Some 300 seats were set aside so victims of the deadly bombing at the 1996 Olympics and two other blasts could join others in court to see Eric Rudolph sentenced to life behind bars.
Northwest braces for weekday rush
Airlines says there have been few cancellations, delays so far
August 22, 2005
Northwest Airlines Corp. got off to a smooth start by keeping its planes flying when mechanics struck. But the real test for the company and its replacement mechanics arrives with a far busier weekday schedule.
Joan Baez performs near president’s ranch
August 22, 2005
Iraq war protesters camping out near President Bush’s ranch got some support Sunday night from a prominent figure in the anti-Vietnam war movement: folk singer Joan Baez.
Saddam casts himself as martyr for Arab cause
August 22, 2005
Facing trial and possible execution for the massacre of his fellow Muslims, ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein sought in a letter published Sunday to cast himself as a martyr, writing that his “soul and existence is to be sacrificed” for the Arab cause.
GOP seeks black candidates
August 22, 2005
For more than a generation, Republican leaders have talked of cutting the overwhelming Democratic support among black voters. Now, under new chairman Ken Mehlman, they’re trying again.
Proper care
August 22, 2005
To the editor: In response to Mr. Stegall’s letter (Public Forum, Aug. 16), I don’t think that anyone overreacted except him.
Landscaping goals
August 22, 2005
To the editor: I have long enjoyed and appreciated the landscaping and flowers installed and maintained by the city downtown and throughout Lawrence.
Iraq battlefield realities will reshape strategy
August 22, 2005
Washington - Short, infrequent and manageable through t Short, infrequent and manageable through the superiority of American technology and firepower: Those are the qualities that U.S. wars were supposed to have at the start of the 21st century. And then came Iraq.
Inauspicious start
An ethics fine for illegally soliciting campaign contributions isn’t a strong recommendation for someone seeking to become the state’s top elections officer.
August 22, 2005
Kansas Sen. Kay O’Connor’s campaign to become secretary of state hasn’t gotten off to a great start.
Still important
Kansas University officials should raise the profile of KU Info as a clearinghouse for any question related to the university.
August 22, 2005
The tradition of KU Info as a place to get a straight and timely answer to just about any question is worth preserving.