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Exhibit features Lawrence businesses doing their jobs
Restaurants, media outlets give glimpse behind the scenes
August 27, 2005
It is an unusual work of art: Four screens simultaneously filled with images and sounds of Lawrence workers doing their jobs feeding the city.
Pets safest inside
August 27, 2005
Charlie is a happening kind of guy. A young and physically fit redhead, he enjoys strolling the streets around his home. He knows all his neighbors, and they all call out a greeting to him as he walks by.
People and places
August 27, 2005
 
Film about aspiring artists best left ‘Undiscovered’
August 27, 2005
“Undiscovered” feels more like a pilot for a glossy nighttime soap on Fox - probably one that would be canceled midseason - than a feature film with even a modicum of discernible originality or depth.
Traveling woman
A long road ahead beckons Maureen McGovern
August 27, 2005
At 56, Maureen McGovern finds herself quite literally - and happily - homeless. The Grammy-nominated singer best known for the song “The Morning After” has placed her Los Angeles home on the market, given up her New York apartment and put all her worldly possessions into storage.
American evangelists report feeling persecuted
August 27, 2005
To outsiders, conservative Christians seem at the peak of their influence. Books by evangelical pastors Rick Warren and Joel Osteen are multimillion best-sellers, megachurches are building satellite congregations to meet demand, conservatives control Congress and, most importantly, religious advocates helped put a Bible-believer in the White House.
On a mission
Lawrence medical professionals feel call to spread healing, faith around world
August 27, 2005
When the sun goes down tonight in Kenya, there will be a little more light shining than there was a few months back. Three hundred children will be walking around the village of Maai Mahiu with glow-in-the-dark crosses hanging from their necks, inscribed with the words “Jesus loves me.”
Deadly apartment fire generates calls for improved housing for those in need
14 of 17 killed were children trapped while they slept
August 27, 2005
A fire that raced through a crowded, rundown Paris apartment building housing African immigrants killed 17 people, mainly children trapped while they slept, and triggered angry calls Friday for decent housing for those in need in the French capital.
Convicted sex offender says he’s not a monster
While acknowledging mistakes, resident says system failed him at several turns
August 27, 2005
From a young age, John T. Whitehead had problems controlling his impulses. His elementary-school teachers had to restrain him during temper tantrums and fits of rage. From ages 11 to 17, he lived in state mental-health hospitals.
Task force doesn’t give bus merger recommendation
August 27, 2005
There’s a sight in town that drives City Commissioner Sue Hack crazy. In downtown Lawrence it is not uncommon to see both a Lawrence Public Transit bus and a KU on Wheels bus leaving from the same location and heading in the same direction.
CBS show to feature The World Company
August 27, 2005
The Lawrence Journal-World, 6News and their online partners in The World Company may be featured this week on the television program “CBS News Sunday Morning.”
500 soldiers to be deployed to Iraq
August 27, 2005
The Kansas Adjutant General’s Department recently announced the deployment to Iraq of about 500 soldiers with the Kansas Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry.
Lightning causes church bells to ring
August 27, 2005
Mother Nature provided an im-promptu bell concert for West Law-rence residents early Friday morning.
KU hot, but shots are not
Jayhawks go 1-for-36, tie Wolverines, 1-1
August 27, 2005
One for 36. Unbelievable. Kansas University’s soccer team unloaded a record 36 shots, but planted just one in the nets and settled for a 1-1 double-overtime tie with Michigan on Friday afternoon at Hummer Sports Park.
Open and shutout
KU routs Alabama, 3-0, in season opener
August 27, 2005
Kansas University freshman Savannah Noyes started her Jayhawk volleyball career Friday night with a spike in front of 900-plus fans in Horejsi Center.
Mayer: Hall silly to omit Hadl
August 27, 2005
One of the things that is right and proper about football is that Kansas University’s John Hadl has been in the College Football Hall of Fame since 1994, thanks to a lot of hard work by Bernie Kish. One of the flaws is that John does not yet have a statue in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Rush enrolls at KU, awaits clearance
August 27, 2005
Brandon Rush is not yet an official member of Kansas University’s men’s basketball team, but he officially is a KU student.
LHS, Seabury tilts washed
August 27, 2005
Lawrence High’s and Seabury Academy’s scheduled boys soccer matches Friday were postponed because of wet grounds.
Red Raiders have reasons to be excited
August 27, 2005
From the big numbers the offense continues to pile up to the shrinking ones allowed by the defense, the Texas Tech Red Raiders have good reasons to be optimistic about this season.
McNabb, Owens hook up for score
August 27, 2005
Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens already weren’t speaking to each other. No surprise they aren’t exchanging congratulations, either, after the feuding stars hooked up for a 64-yard touchdown pass on the first play, helping the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 27-17, in a preseason game Friday night.
Chiefs focus: offense
First team to get extensive time tonight
August 27, 2005
Tuneup time is running out for the Kansas City Chiefs offense. The revamped defense - with as many as five new starters - was supposed to be the part that needed the entire preseason to mesh. And indeed, there have been glitches galore.
Williams, Unit deliver
Outfielder homers twice; Johnson solid
August 27, 2005
The New York Yankees need big contributions from Bernie Williams and Randy Johnson if they are going to make the playoffs, and both delivered Friday night.
Suppan’s lapse costly for Cards
Loaiza carries shutout into seventh inning in Washington’s 4-1 victory over St. Louis
August 27, 2005
St. Louis pitcher Jeff Suppan broke one of baseball’s cardinal rules: Touch a ball in foul territory to prevent it from rolling fair. Suppan’s momentary indecision on Jose Guillen’s swinging bunt in the fourth cost the Cardinals as the Washington Nationals went on to score two runs in the inning in their 4-1 victory Friday night.
USA Cycling supports Armstrong
Organization’s CEO calls allegations ‘preposterous’
August 27, 2005
Lance Armstrong received strong backing Friday from cycling’s domestic governing body, which said accusations against the seven-time Tour de France champion were “completely without credibility.”
Two men charged in cat abuse case
August 27, 2005
Prosecutors charged two men with using a chair and shovel to kill five cats and injure another so badly that it had to be euthanized.
Traveler’ magazine touts Lawrence
National Geographic publication cites river city as ‘dynamic’ destination
August 27, 2005
Tourists who like river towns need to add Lawrence to their list of places to see, according to a new article in National Geographic Traveler magazine.
Board may require permits for exotic animals
August 27, 2005
One week after a girl was mauled to death by a captive Siberian tiger, the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission considered requiring anyone owning an exotic animal to have a federal permit.
Detective, computer labs to receive awards
August 27, 2005
A Wichita police detective and two law enforcement computer labs will be honored for their work on the BTK murder case.
Sergeant indicted on child porn charges
August 27, 2005
An Air Force computer security specialist based at Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha has been indicted on a federal charge of producing child pornography.
3 more accuse priest of molestation
August 27, 2005
Three more lawsuits have been filed claiming sexual abuse by a retired priest who is a defendant in three other lawsuits filed last year.
Students no longer expected to be salesmen
School sees better way to raise funds than sending kids door to door
August 27, 2005
One Lawrence school is saying “no more” to the venerable fundraising ploy of students hawking chocolate, wrapping paper or knick-knacks.
Expert says KU should return items to tribes
August 27, 2005
James Riding In, an expert at telling museums which artifacts in their Native American collections are sacred and ought to be returned to tribes, spent most of a day perusing Kansas University’s collection. He said he wasn’t impressed.
Correction
August 27, 2005
The weight of a fully loaded garbage truck was incorrect in Thursday’s Journal-World. Such a truck owned by the city of Lawrence weighs up to 54,000 pounds, said Steve Stewart, manager of the city’s central maintenance garage.
Clarification
August 27, 2005
Martin Miller, a Lawrence man convicted of killing his wife, consented to the legal guardianship arrangement made for his children but did not relinquish his legal rights as a parent. A story that appeared in Thursday’s Journal-World did not make that distinction.
Hoax leaves Illinois community, student newspaper reeling
August 27, 2005
Kodee Kennings’ story was pure gold. For nearly two years, the motherless 8-year-old spoke and wrote movingly of her struggle to deal with her soldier father being shipped off to fight in Iraq, and Southern Illinois University’s student newspaper chronicled her thoughts in its pages.
KU alumnus plays part in stem cell advance
August 27, 2005
He was a bright kid from a humble background who loved to “mess around with experiments,” as he put it, at North High School in Wichita before he graduated in 1990.
Base-closing commission to take on Air National Guard restructuring
August 27, 2005
Struggling to finish a politically thorny task, the base-closing commission tackled a shake-up of the Air National Guard on Friday after - in a setback for the Pentagon - it voted to keep open Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota.
Fighter squadron scours Washington’s busy skies
August 27, 2005
The sound is jarring and unmistakable, an electronic trill that pilots of the 121st Fighter Squadron recognize in a quickened heartbeat. Nearly every day, the warbling alarm reverberates through bunks and hangars in a remote corner of Andrews Air Force Base, signaling trouble in the sky above the nation’s capital.
MTV readies for VMAs, Diddy style
August 27, 2005
Scoring an invite to one of Diddy’s dazzling, decadent bashes is a notoriously difficult get. But on Sunday, Diddy is relaxing his stringent admission rules for a celebration that’s not just for the sexy people, but for everyone.
Lawsuit filed against Eminem in Missouri bus accident
August 27, 2005
A lawsuit has been filed against Eminem, his bus driver and tour bus company seeking unspecified damages for a July accident involving seven vehicles in western Missouri.
Aniston’s alleged intruder charged with trespassing
August 27, 2005
A man who allegedly walked into Jennifer Aniston’s home and said he was looking for the actress was arrested Thursday for investigation of trespassing, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
Green Day named best band on planet by Kerrang!
August 27, 2005
Green Day was named the best band on the planet and best live act at the Kerrang! music awards.
Celebrity birthdays
August 27, 2005
Actress Barbara Bach is 58. Rock musician Alex Lifeson (Rush) is 52. Actor Paul Reubens is 53. Writer-producer Dean Devlin is 43. Actress Sarah Chalke is 29. Actress Alexa Vega (“Spy Kids”) is 17.
Brothers arrested again in case of missing teen
August 27, 2005
Two Surinamese brothers who had been detained and released in the Natalee Holloway case were arrested again Friday after “new facts and circumstances” emerged, adding yet another twist in the mysterious disappearance of a vacationing Alabama teenager.
Death sentences given for assassination plot
August 27, 2005
A Pakistani military court on Friday sentenced five men to death for their roles in a 2003 suicide plot to kill President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, an army spokesman said.
Human guinea pigs bare almost all for zoo exhibit
August 27, 2005
At London Zoo, you can talk to the animals - and now some of them talk back.
Pump patrol
August 27, 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.
Iranian official: Tehran has no fears of U.N.
August 27, 2005
Tehran’s top nuclear envoy said Friday that Iran will not negotiate away its right to enrich uranium and shrugged off threats of possible U.N. action if Tehran insists on possessing technology that could be used to make the bomb.
Charges dropped against ‘Raging Grannies’
Five women, ages 65 to 81, arrested for trespassing after trying to enlist to protest war
August 27, 2005
Charges have been dropped against the “Raging Grannies,” five women accused of trespassing after they tried to enlist at a military recruitment center to protest the war in Iraq, a city prosecutor said.
Wildfire burns rural homes in Oregon
August 27, 2005
A fast-moving wildfire burned five rural homes and forced the evacuation of at least 30 more near an area that had been struck by another wildfire just three years earlier.
Northwest says strike causing few delays
August 27, 2005
Nearly a week after 4,400 mechanics and aircraft custodians walked off the job at Northwest Airlines Corp., the airline said its operations were steadily improving.
Mayor questioned in corruption probe
August 27, 2005
With a newly hired lawyer at his side, Mayor Richard Daley was interviewed for two hours Friday by federal investigators looking into corruption at City Hall.
FDA holds off on sales of morning-after pill
August 27, 2005
The Food and Drug Administration once again deferred action on making the so-called morning-after pill available without a prescription, saying the drug was safe for women 17 and older, but that issues surrounding its potential sale to younger teens remain unresolved.
Sexual-abuse victims score court victory
August 27, 2005
Handing a major victory to victims of sexual abuse by priests, a federal bankruptcy judge said Friday that churches, parochial schools and other assets belonged to a church diocese - not individual parishes or trusts - and thus could be liquidated if necessary to pay victims.
KU school honors longtime teachers
August 27, 2005
Kansas University’s School of Education is recognizing more than 1,000 Kansas teachers who have served for 25 years or more. KU announced the names of the honorees Friday.
Former senator says civil politics becoming rare
August 27, 2005
Nancy Kassebaum Baker built a reputation as a moderate, a Republican willing to work with those of either party and varying ideology, in her years in the Senate.
Neb. town’s giant flag nearly done
August 27, 2005
About 13 months ago, a group of Valley County residents set out to make a patriotic vision a reality. Soon, it will be.
Indian Center gets $100,000
August 27, 2005
An anonymous donor’s outright gift of $100,000 will help the Mid-America All-Indian Center recover some of its financial footing, but officials said more money was needed.
U.S., Russia boost joint anti-terrorism efforts
August 27, 2005
Joint U.S.-Russian efforts to boost security against potential terrorist attacks on Russian storage sites for nuclear warheads have accelerated in recent months, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said here Friday.
Churches aiding Habitat project in Lawrence
August 27, 2005
Sixteen area churches are combining to construct a house for Habitat for Humanity this fall.
New church moving to larger space
August 27, 2005
After one worship service, First Family Church has outgrown its worship space.
Creativity modifies child’s behavior
August 27, 2005
Generally speaking, what kind of discipline do you use with a teenager who is habitually miserable to live with?
This weekend is ancient history
August 27, 2005
Bad monster movies make up for their so-so acting and impossibly stilted dialogue with endless opportunities to combine improbable stories. Take the 2005 shocker “Pterodactyl” (8 p.m. today, Sci Fi).
Best Bets
August 27, 2005
 
Club News
August 27, 2005
 
Military News
August 27, 2005
 
4-H News
August 27, 2005
 
KU coaches line up for breakfast event
August 27, 2005
Kansas University’s soccer and volleyball coaches will share insights into their programs and other matters next week, during the latest “Breakfast of Champions” series organized by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Slash, Duff sue Axl over band’s revenue
August 27, 2005
For the tattooed members of the band Guns N’ Roses, paradise city has become an unwelcome legal jungle.
Commodities
August 27, 2005
 
Get it built
August 27, 2005
To the editor: Not being part of the local power structure, I cannot for the life of me understand why so many powerful people who are usually so practical keep opposing a South Lawrence Trafficway route south of the Wakarusa River.
Ensley memory
August 27, 2005
To the editor: For a newspaper that prides itself on local and regional coverage, you really dropped the ball in your coverage (or lack of it) on the death of Harold Ensley.
Oversight exists
A citizen review board to oversee police operations in Lawrence is unnecessary.
August 27, 2005
The Lawrence Police Department already has a citizen board to oversee its operations. It’s called the Lawrence City Commission.
You decide
August 27, 2005
To the editor: In his Aug. 25 letter, Art Hadley accused me of lying and of taking Cindy Sheehan’s words (“This country is not worth dying for.”) out of context. Hadley said Sheehan was referring to Iraq, not America.
Libertarian view
August 27, 2005
To the editor: Scott Rothschild’s article in the Aug. 24 Journal-World (“School districts not making funding grade”) presents further evidence that Kansas has been inefficient in allocating taxpayer money to the classroom.
Basic manners
August 27, 2005
To the editor: Short and sweet: Wouldn’t you be proud to be Bruce Ringwood’s parents?
Say ‘I do’ to long-term financial plans
August 27, 2005
Six years ago, my husband and I divorced after 48 years of marriage, and both of us remarried. Unfortunately, his second wife fell on their honeymoon, was hospitalized, had a stroke and, after spending the better part of three years in a nursing home, died.
Horoscopes
August 27, 2005
 
Ringwood suspended after fight at concert
August 27, 2005
The aftermath of an altercation at a country music concert left Kansas University fullback Bruce Ringwood suspended indefinitely, football coach Mark Mangino said in a statement Friday.
Avoiding the bubble
Study, area housing experts consider Douglas County market relatively safe
August 27, 2005
Douglas County home prices have only a slim chance of slipping during the next two years, according to a national study of housing trends.
Katrina poised to wreak more havoc
Hurricane could hit Florida Panhandle, Gulf Coast
August 27, 2005
One day after Katrina delivered a soggy surprise wallop to some of Miami’s southwestern suburbs, where streets and neighborhoods were under water Friday, emergency planners were bracing for a potential second landfall by the hurricane as an even more dangerous storm.
Biggs won’t face Kline
Democrat wants to spend time with family
August 27, 2005
Democrat Chris Biggs said Friday he would not seek a rematch next year against Atty. Gen. Phill Kline, a Republican whom Biggs nearly upset in 2002.
Sizemore sparks Indians
Steal of home ignites Cleveland’s win over Toronto
August 27, 2005
Travis Hafner had no idea Grady Sizemore was going to steal home during his at-bat. He just knew not to swing. Hafner took a two-strike pitch as Sizemore stole home, and Hafner later hit the first of his two homers as Cleveland beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 9-3, Friday night for the Indians’ eighth victory in nine games.
Players question Missouri’s response
Trainers, strength coaches took too long to get help for O’Neal, Tigers tell medical examiner
August 27, 2005
From the frantic moments after 19-year-old Aaron O’Neal’s death in July to the preseason practices leading to their first game next week, Missouri football players publicly have stood united in support of the program.
Legislator wants tougher animal abuse laws
August 27, 2005
Sen. Phil Journey is proposing strengthening the state’s animal cruelty laws after a spate of incidents involving dogs being burned by chemicals.
Families: 3rd party shouldn’t profit from BTK murders
Judge rules personal items should remain in sheriff’s custody until later date
August 27, 2005
The personal writings, sketches, photographs and other personal items of BTK serial killer Dennis Rader will be inventoried and remain in the custody of sheriff’s deputies until the court determines who should have them, a judge ruled Friday.
On the record
August 27, 2005
 
Wind power divides environmentalists
Debate continues over Flint Hills area
August 27, 2005
Environmentalists are trading barbs in the debate over providing tax breaks to bolster the state’s fledgling wind-power industry. “The state’s reputation is one of resistance,” said Brent Blackwelder, president of Friends of the Earth and a wind-power advocate.
Jewish population in West Bank continues to expand rapidly
August 27, 2005
As Israel basked in world admiration for pulling out of the Gaza Strip, new official figures released Friday showed the Jewish population of the West Bank is expanding rapidly, growing by more than 12,000 in the past year alone.
Religion briefs
August 27, 2005
 
Church celebrating centennial year
August 27, 2005
The Lawrence Seventh-Day Adventist Church will celebrate its centennial with a set of activities next weekend.
Society Calendar
August 27, 2005
 
Scouting News
August 27, 2005
 
High fuel costs felt worldwide
America’s prices low compared to other countries’
August 27, 2005
While U.S. motorists complain at having to pay $2.60 a gallon, the relentless surge of oil prices is leading to even more colossal gas pains for Europeans, who were paying much more than Americans even before crude began climbing.
Eudora boy shocked by electric pump
August 27, 2005
A 12-year-old boy was shocked ear-ly Friday in Eudora, apparently by an electric pump in a driveway that came into contact with a water puddle.
Kansas City’ made city’s official song
August 27, 2005
The 1950s standard “Kansas City,” which lauds this town’s wine and the jazz district, has finally been given its due.
African health officials face tuberculosis emergency
August 27, 2005
Mozambican health officials know they are being overwhelmed by tuberculosis - and fear the crisis may be even worse than thought.
Soldiers visit, thank seniors
Twins faced similar ordeals during deployments in Iraq
August 27, 2005
With one 20-year-old daughter in Baghdad and her twin stationed at a northern Iraqi base, Rob and Peggy Claggett, of Eudora, have had plenty to worry about in the past two years.
Floodwaters starting to subside in Europe
August 27, 2005
This small, tidy town at the foot of the picturesque Bernese Alps - normally packed with tourists and hikers this time of year - was covered instead by mud and debris Friday after days of devastating flooding.
Faith forum
August 27, 2005
Is it appropriate for athletes to praise God after victories?
Fed chair concerned about economy
Greenspan warns of paper wealth perceptions
August 27, 2005
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is cautioning Americans against thinking that the value of their homes and other investments will only go higher, warning Friday that “history has not dealt kindly” with that kind of optimism.
Poll: Friends, family of soldiers more likely to back war
August 27, 2005
People with friends or relatives serving in Iraq are more likely than others to have a positive view of a generally unpopular war, an AP-Ipsos poll found.
Americans need answers on Iraq
August 27, 2005
“I want to ask George Bush: Why did my son die?” - Cindy Sheehan. Sheehan will get her wish to meet with President Bush the day winged donkeys perform an air show in the skies above the South Lawn. In other words, never.
Equal Rites’ battle isn’t over yet
August 27, 2005
And now let us pause to celebrate Aug. 26, the anniversary of women’s suffrage. It’s been 85 years since Harry Burn, a young Tennessee legislator, followed the advice of his mom and cast the deciding vote ratifying the 19th Amendment.
Lawrence Datebook
August 27, 2005
 
Around and about
August 27, 2005