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Bill Self comments on incident
August 28, 2005
Kansas head coach Bill Self comments on an incident t involving KU men’s basketball sophomore Rodrick Stewart that happened at a local establishment - Abe and Jake’s - early Sunday.
KU’s Stewart suffers minor injury
August 28, 2005
Kansas University sophomore basketball guard Rodrick Stewart apparently suffered a minor injury early this morning at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 6th and New Hampshire.
Poet’s Showcase
August 28, 2005
The Rain, Part 2 - By Matthew W. Schmeer
Twins’ Jones puts struggles in past
Minnesota halts three-game losing streak with 7-2, 11-inning triumph over Texas
August 28, 2005
Jacque Jones wasn’t in Minnesota’s starting lineup because he was struggling and never had a hit off Kenny Rogers.
Marlins’ Willis wins 18th
Florida hurler hit by pitch to drive in winning run
August 28, 2005
Dontrelle Willis used his arm and hip Saturday to tie for the major-league lead with his 18th win.
Beltran missing in action
Outfielder yet to fulfill expectations
August 28, 2005
Carlos Beltran makes sure to stare straight ahead when the conversational road leads to his bizarre first year with the Mets. Here he is, in the middle of a race for the wild card, his Mets teammates having just microwaved the Diamondbacks’ pitching staff in a four-game sweep, but Beltran will not - cannot - seem to enjoy it.
Herrion touted at funeral
About 1,000 gather to honor fallen 49er
August 28, 2005
The high school band danced for three blocks, twisting and stepping in a processional that sounded more like a parade.
Koehn steps up in Washington’s finale
August 28, 2005
Reserve Laurie Koehn, a Kansas State product, scored 15 points, shooting 5-for-7 on three-pointers, and Washington beat Detroit, 76-67, in the regular-season finale.
Vintage sailboats to race at Lake Perry
August 28, 2005
Vintage sailboats from across the country will compete in the Sweet Sixteen National Championship Regatta Sept. 10-11 at Lake Perry Yacht Club.
Hunting dog series scheduled in Delia
August 28, 2005
Cokeley Farms in Delia has scheduled a pair of competitive hunting-dog series for Sept. 17 and Sept. 25.
Wildlife and Parks sets duck seasons
August 28, 2005
Wildlife and Parks Commissioners established hunting seasons for ducks, geese and sandhill cranes at a public hearing Thursday in Wichita.
Michigan man soars to top of professional bass-fishing ranks
August 28, 2005
Kevin VanDam didn’t fare very well in his first national fishing tournament, but he was hooked anyway. He knew then that he wanted to become a professional angler.
Wranglers call off search for alligator in lake
August 28, 2005
Reptile wranglers searching for an alligator let loose in a southern California lake have given up the hunt - at least for now.
Doctors claim heart disease breakthrough
August 28, 2005
A doctor at Saitama Medical School announced Saturday that a 61-year-old heart attack patient had been successfully treated using bone marrow cells.
Northwest strikers to stay on picket lines
August 28, 2005
Hundreds of people gathered Saturday in support of striking Northwest Airlines workers, one week after union members walked off the job.
Mother hopeful arrests will produce answers
August 28, 2005
Natalee Holloway’s mother said Saturday she believes “we are going to get answers” in the nearly three-month disappearance of her daughter after two brothers previously detained and released in the case were taken back into custody.
Wanted Palestinian calls for eradication of Israel
Videotape urges continued violence despite withdrawal from Jewish settlements in Gaza Strip
August 28, 2005
Hamas militants released a videotape Saturday purportedly showing a bombmaker, believed to top Israel’s most-wanted list, celebrating the Gaza Strip pullout as a victory for armed resistance.
Dueling immigration bills divide Republicans
August 28, 2005
Struggling to pacify his party’s warring wings, President Bush is moving toward allowing illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. before February 2004 to qualify for guest-worker visas. People smuggled in after then would be deported.
City celebrates 1000th anniversary
August 28, 2005
Tens of thousands of Tatars, Russians and others packed the main square in Kazan on Friday for a gala concert to celebrate the millennial anniversary of the Volga River city, which President Vladimir Putin cast as a model of multiethnic coexistence.
John Paul II’s secretary consecrated as archbishop
August 28, 2005
Pope John Paul II’s longtime aide, who worked with the pontiff for 40 years and cradled him in the popemobile after a 1981 assassination attempt, was installed Saturday as archbishop of Krakow, the post once held by the late pontiff.
Calendar
August 28, 2005
Fossil hunter’s book focuses on Kansas oceans
Northwest part of state one of best places on earth to find mosasaurs
August 28, 2005
Most likely, Mike Everhart lies awake at night, being chased by what would be the Oceans of Kansas equivalent of Tyrannosaurus rex.
The Motley Fool
August 28, 2005
¢ Name that company ¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Cosmetics firm worth a look ¢ Reducing risk ¢ Cover yourself ¢ Drinking early vs. retiring early
Bankruptcies
August 28, 2005
Heavy debt threatens economy
Experts: America’s borrowing, spending habits out of control
August 28, 2005
You owe $145,000. And the bill is rising every day.
Parents, students should talk finances
August 28, 2005
With college students poised to start facing tests of all kinds this fall, parents of college students may want to consider quizzing themselves about their students’ financial aptitude.
Sponsors sought for Christmas parade
August 28, 2005
The Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade Committee seeks sponsors for this year’s event.
Shoppers buy into gasoline discounts
Lawrence retailers bolstering sales with marketing tools
August 28, 2005
Area gasoline retailers are cashing in on record gasoline prices - by offering special deals to drive traffic to their pumps.
People in the news
August 28, 2005
¢ Court rules in favor of Diddy ¢ Sharon Osbourne pulled the plug on Iron Maiden ¢ American author digs up bad feelings with investigation ¢ ‘Lord of the Rings’ star to join cast of ‘24’ ¢ Composer unveils choral work
Stewart nearing end of ‘hideous’ home confinement
August 28, 2005
Unless she gets into trouble with her probation officer again, Martha Stewart will gain her freedom this week from her “hideous” home confinement sentence and that bothersome, unstylish electronic anklet.
Kenseth dominates in Bristol victory
August 28, 2005
Matt Kenseth used his first victory in over a year to strengthen his frantic push to make NASCAR’s playoffs, winning at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night in dominating fashion.
Rose keeps lead in Buick golf
Curtis fires 67, trails by one stroke entering final round
August 28, 2005
Bogey-free and four strokes in front after 36 holes at the Buick Championship, Justin Rose went over par on No. 37. He kept his poise, though, and was still one stroke in front Saturday after three rounds.
Daredevil killed trying to jump over 22 buses
August 28, 2005
An Iranian daredevil died while attempting to break the world record for jumping over buses on a motorcycle, state television reported Saturday.
Core group’ to tackle U.N. negotiating document
August 28, 2005
U.N. member states have agreed to let about 30 nations take the lead in trying to resolve major differences over an action plan world leaders can adopt at next month’s summit.
Explosion on ferry injures dozens
Southern Philippines had been on alert for possible terrorist attacks
August 28, 2005
A bomb hidden in a trash can exploded on a ferry in the southern Philippines as it was loading passengers this morning, injuring at least 30 people, including nine children, military officials said. The region had been on alert for terrorist attacks.
Church protests outside soldiers’ funerals
Hundreds gather to counter the Rev. Fred Phelps’ message
August 28, 2005
Members of a church say God is punishing American soldiers for defending a country that harbors gays, and they brought their
California Attorney General wants warning label on fries, chips
August 28, 2005
Potato chips and french fries could soon come with a warning label in California if the state’s top attorney prevails in a lawsuit filed Friday against nine fast food chains and snack-food makers.
Nearly 1,000 detainees released
August 28, 2005
The U.S. military announced Saturday that it released nearly 1,000 prisoners from Abu Ghraib prison over the past few days in response to a request by Iraqi authorities.
Trouble aside, CU contender
Buffs might be best in weak Big 12 North
August 28, 2005
Forget, for a moment, that the division they played in was so bad last season that it actually triggered a brief discussion about getting rid of divisions in the Big 12 Conference.
FSHS ties for second at doubles tennis meet
August 28, 2005
Free State High’s girls tennis squad tied for second place after posting a 14-6 mark Saturday at the Shawnee Heights Doubles Invitational.
K.C. falls apart in ninth
August 28, 2005
The Yankees bounded out of their dugout, celebrating as if they had just won a postseason game. A ninth-inning error by the Kansas City Royals turned what should have been a distressing New York loss into a memorable comeback.
Kansas volleyball flat, but victorious again
August 28, 2005
Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard left the court happy, but perhaps not satisfied, after his team picked up its second sweep to start the season Saturday night at Horejsi Center.
The Big Three
Linebackers Floodman, Reid, Kane anchor defense
August 28, 2005
Meet Banks Floodman. Senior citizen Banks. Old Man Floodman.
Storey: Thrill of illegal file-sharing not worth the high price
August 28, 2005
Sometime around age 14, I downloaded my first mp3. If I think about it, I can remember hesitating. How would the file reach my computer? Would it take hours and hours, tying up my family’s phone line? Most importantly, I wondered whether it was legal.
As fall approaches, book world still looks for major literary fiction
August 28, 2005
As the fall season approaches, the book world is still searching for this year’s great American novel.
Reporting for duty
Lawrence Guardsmen called to Iraq
August 28, 2005
Kirby Mary Mullenberg became Mrs. Curtis Zimmerman a scant two weeks ago. Now her husband is leaving for war in Iraq.
Thousands arrive in Texas for dueling rallies
August 28, 2005
Several thousand people descended on President Bush’s adopted hometown Saturday, most in a cross-country caravan for a pro-Bush rally and others to support an anti-war demonstration led by grieving mother Cindy Sheehan.
Katrina could submerge New Orleans
Thousands flee coming hurricane
August 28, 2005
Highways were so jammed that it looked like the worst rush hour ever. Lines at gas stations spilled onto nearby streets and stretched for blocks. Hotels 150 miles inland were booked. Stores shut down so workers could go home and board up houses.
11-year-old boy charged in carjacking
August 28, 2005
An 11-year-old boy was charged with forcing a teenager and two young children out of a car, taking it and driving it to a grade school the next morning.
Topekan arrested after standoff
August 28, 2005
Osage County authorities arrested a 24-year-old Topeka man Saturday morning in Carbondale after an eight-hour standoff outside an apartment complex. No injuries resulted.
One killed in plane crash near El Dorado
August 28, 2005
One person was killed late Saturday afternoon when an ultralight aircraft went down in a field southwest of the El Dorado Correctional Facility, authorities said.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 28, 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.
Workers aid wife of soldier
Volunteers replace carpet, sheet rock
August 28, 2005
Misty McCormick’s nightmarish summer of dealing with a flooding basement, leaking roof, molding carpets and other family emergencies is drawing to a close on an upbeat note, thanks to a few contractors who have come to her rescue.
School levy increase largest in six years
August 28, 2005
Legislators this summer managed to avoid a statewide tax increase and still pump $290 million into the state school finance system. But residents in Lawrence and other bigger Kansas school districts will probably see their wallets lightened anyway.
St. Luke may get historic designation
Title would make church eligible for grants
August 28, 2005
A Lawrence church’s journey toward becoming a National Historic Site took a giant step forward Saturday.
Lawrence commuter report
August 28, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
ACLU to hold second annual Freedom Fair
August 28, 2005
The Douglas County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union will sponsor the second annual Freedom Fair at 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the South Park Recreation Center, 1141 Mass.
Habitat for Humanity to talk about homes
August 28, 2005
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity will have an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Plymouth Congregational Church to talk about its home ownership program.
Westar jury ends second day of deliberations
August 28, 2005
Jurors in the federal fraud trial of two former Westar Energy Inc. executives completed their second full day of deliberations Friday without reaching a verdict.
Workers hurrying to sort through archaeological site
August 28, 2005
Workers excavating the site of an ancient American Indian village have to get the job done quickly - before someone else starts digging with much bigger tools.
Museum simulator to offer chance to run a train
Visitors at Union Station will get to know feel of being at helm of massive locomotive
August 28, 2005
A new railroad museum at the historic Union Station will give visitors a chance to feel what it’s like to be at the helm of a massive locomotive.
Judge says new law restricting Mo. strip clubs unconstitutional
August 28, 2005
A Cole County judge on Friday declared a state law that places strict new restrictions on strip clubs is unconstitutional.
Lawrence datebook
August 28, 2005
On the record
August 28, 2005
Fire burns East Lawrence home
Cause unknown; no one injured in blaze that started at party
August 28, 2005
A fire Saturday at a New Jersey Street home during a birthday party damaged the property but injured no one.
Wax Mozart’s head stolen from museum
August 28, 2005
Thieves snatched the head of a life-size Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wax figure from a Salzburg museum, police said Saturday.
Team could do end run on stem cell feud
August 28, 2005
The announcement by a group of researchers at Harvard University that they have managed to turn adult skin cells into cells that behave like embryonic stem cells offers the potential for an end run around the political feud over stem cell research.
U.S. shouldn’t repeat mistakes of Vietnam in Iraq
August 28, 2005
The nation increasingly is being rent by the war in Iraq. The polls demonstrate it, the passions in everyday conversation show it, the political rhetoric in Washington reflects it.
Bush values
August 28, 2005
To the editor: I noticed from an Associated Press report (Journal-World, Aug. 21) that President Bush took the world-famous cyclist, Lance Armstrong, on a two-hour, 17-mile bicycle tour of this ranch.
KU focus
August 28, 2005
To the editor: The Aug. 20 Saturday Column concerning KU’s declining rankings in the U.S. News and World Report rating of the top 50 public universities made a great deal of sense.
Land giveaway
August 28, 2005
To the editor: Roger Boyd (Public Forum, Aug. 21) should use facts before telling others about “sticking to the facts” or “changing sides.”
Daily evolution
August 28, 2005
To the editor: It is doubly ironic that the theory of evolution should come under attack by the school board of the state of Kansas.
Identity crisis
Disgraced journalist seeks redemption in new memoir about identity theft
August 28, 2005
Michael Finkel was in the grip of despair in February 2002, fired from his job at The New York Times Magazine for writing a story about slavery in West Africa based on a composite character.
What are you reading?
August 28, 2005
 
Animal books teach value of togetherness
August 28, 2005
Adults will coo and sigh, but little kids won’t get all mushy about these winning baby animal stories. They’ll just embrace them for their upbeat look at life for the very young. After all, children know better than to get moist-eyed over legitimately warm-and-fuzzy endings.
At 80, Altman isn’t slowing down
August 28, 2005
He moves slowly. His posture is slumped. But when it comes to making movies, 80-year-old Robert Altman has a young man’s fire. The director recently completed shooting a movie based on humorist Garrison Keillor’s radio show “A Prairie Home Companion” - on budget and three days ahead of schedule.
Mr. Wilson, Guess who’s back? Dennis the Menace
Book series to relive mischievous boy’s adventures
August 28, 2005
“Peanuts” turned to gold for Fantagraphics. Now the once-struggling comics publisher hopes another cartoon icon, “Dennis the Menace,” can follow in Charlie Brown’s footsteps.
Best Bets
August 28, 2005
 
Fast-food restaurants offer healthful options
August 28, 2005
Many working men and women can’t find the time during a busy day for a proper lunch hour. As a result, a fast-food lunch becomes the only alternative.
Experts: Eliminate 100 calories a day
August 28, 2005
Obesity and Type 2 diabetes go hand in hand, we learned at a meeting of diabetes educators in Washington, D.C., last week. Sadly, both are now considered “epidemics” in our country, pushing health care costs through the roof.
Binge eating
Doctors appalled by glorification of contests
August 28, 2005
Just because you can eat 34 brats in 10 minutes, should you? Watching professional eater Joey Chestnut struggle to coax down one final mouthful the size of a fist, one had to wonder. During a recent contest in Sheboygan, Wis., his face turned a sickly shade of crimson. His expression: extreme distress.
Best Sellers
August 28, 2005
 
Coaching changes have far-reaching results
Young aides at Miss. State eventual beneficiaries of Wannstedt’s resignation as Miami Dolphins boss
August 28, 2005
As graduate assistants at Mississippi State, Reed Stringer and Ryan Hollern were at the bottom of Division I-A coaching last season, so low that their most important duty was drawing plays on the quarterback’s wristband, then making sure the words and numbers matched the game plan.
Condos worthy investment
August 28, 2005
Condos were once thought to be bad investments. But that has changed.
Rumors, ignorance threaten polio campaign
August 28, 2005
Holding her 2-year-old son, Sari listens intently in a ramshackle health clinic as the medical staff assures her and other villagers about the safety of the vaccine being used to fight Indonesia’s first polio outbreak in a decade.
Chiefs tumble again
Kansas City falls to 0-3 in preseason
August 28, 2005
Larry Johnson showed Mike Holmgren something he never wants to see again.
Group seeks to stem tide of ‘extreme’ conservatism
August 28, 2005
The political winds of moderation are starting to pick up force through conservative Kansas.
Area farmers welcome August’s rains
Month 2nd wettest on record
August 28, 2005
Douglas County farmer Norman Leary’s fields are so drenched it’s difficult for him to check the progress of his soybean crop. He must stand at the edge of the fields to gauge how the beans are doing.
City commission meeting canceled
August 28, 2005
Lawrence city commissioners will not meet Tuesday night.
Reality defies intelligent design
August 28, 2005
This summer’s movie stars are not the usual bipeds, but other animals - emperor penguins and grizzly bears. Their performances are pertinent to some ongoing arguments.
Organization fights for free speech rights
August 28, 2005
When part-time college student Jihad Daniel received a campuswide e-mail invitation to see a movie about lesbians, he balked.
The King of Kansas City
Author’s second novel probes dark corners of his hometown’s evolution
August 28, 2005
If you work, shop or otherwise frequent Kansas City, you know I-70 and I-35. The highways approach the metropolis from where green farmland still rolls near their shoulders. One plows through the suburban sprawl of Johnson County, and both surge into the hot heart of downtown Kansas City. But in 1956, when Whitney Terrell’s second novel, “The King of Kings County,” opens, those rivers of concrete had not yet arrived. For farmers, the unadulterated land symbolized an average livelihood, a way of life.
Commentary: Good storms always grab attention of campers
August 28, 2005
My son and I lay in the tent, reading and listening to the approaching storm. It was mid-July, and we were camped on an island of Norway pines in Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park.
Witness’ movie history
Anniversary tour goes behind the scenes in Amish country
August 28, 2005
The 82-acre farm featured in the 1985 movie thriller “Witness” is tucked into a small valley, hidden from the view of travelers on Lancaster County’s back roads. But that hasn’t deterred curiosity-seekers from sneaking peeks over the years.
Billy Graham adds upbeat touch to his library’s groundbreaking
August 28, 2005
Billy Graham helped break ground Friday in Charlotte for a library in his name, forsaking solemnity for a bit of mischief.
Faces and places
August 28, 2005
Top Sunnis lash out against Iraq’s constitutional draft
August 28, 2005
Five of the top Sunni Arabs in Iraq’s government spoke out Saturday against the draft constitution, delivering a major blow to last-minute efforts to craft a document that can win the backing of all ethnic and political groups.
U.S. must deal with reality of Gaza
August 28, 2005
The air of unreality about U.S. policy toward the Israeli pullout from Gaza reminds me of the wishful thinking that preceded the Iraq war.
Unflattering view
If it wants to support the Kansas economy, the Kansas Chamber might consider presenting a more positive image of the state.
August 28, 2005
It would seem that a group like the Kansas Chamber, which bills itself as “a champion for improvements to the Kansas economy” would want to portray our state as a good place to live and do business.
Manning solid, but Broncos better
August 28, 2005
With stopping Peyton Manning again beyond their reach, the Denver Broncos did the next best thing - they simply outscored him.
Horoscopes
August 28, 2005
For Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005