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Palmeiro 8 hits shy of No. 3,000
July 3, 2005
During a marvelous major-league career that almost certainly will earn him a place in the Hall of Fame, Rafael Palmeiro has amassed numbers that attest to his power, consistency and longevity.
Martinez, Clemens likely will be All-Star teammates
Former rivals expected to be named to NL squad when teams unveiled
July 3, 2005
Imagine this scenario: Pedro Martinez marches in to replace Roger Clemens. Happened once before, you know, back in Boston. That transition was symbolic. This time, it could be as simple as a call to the bullpen.
Briefly
July 3, 2005
¢ NOW rallies as Supreme Court fight looms ¢ Step-grandma charged with murder of boy ¢ 9-year-old killed in fall from carnival ride
Family learns life lessons from deaf daughter
July 3, 2005
Elizabeth Porter’s world is visual. Elizabeth Porter’s world is visual.
Newspaper: Nichols revealed involvement in OKC bombing
July 3, 2005
Bombing conspirator Terry Nichols has told the FBI and his family that he was involved in the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building, according to a published report.
Boaters flock to area lakes for July 4 weekend
July 3, 2005
Pat Dalton sat in a camp chair with a portable awning Saturday afternoon, her feet propped up on another chair, a newspaper in her lap. The Fourth of July weekend was here, and Dalton had come to Clinton State Park with her family to relax.
Smart interns look beyond summer
July 3, 2005
Darrell Ayers had some bright ideas when he worked as an intern at the Kennedy Center 18 years ago.
Faces and places
July 3, 2005
Briefcase
July 3, 2005
¢ Blank keys key for new keyboard ¢ Insurance firm offers checklist for moving ¢ Name that company
Home buyers beware: Bubble could burst
July 3, 2005
Ocean sailors have a rule about reducing sail when the wind picks up: “If you wonder whether it’s time to reef, you already should have.”
Travelers face high ATM fees
Experts offer tips for dodging charges
July 3, 2005
Take plenty of cash when you go on vacation this summer. Otherwise you could pay higher fees when you tap an ATM for money. Experts say that ATM surcharges - fees charged at ATM machines - are rising. So are fees charged by a customer’s bank for using another bank’s ATM.
26 killed, 50 injured in suicide bombings
July 3, 2005
Suicide bombers struck Saturday in Baghdad and a Shiite city south of the capital in attacks that killed 26 people and injured nearly 50, Iraqi officials said. One of the attackers targeted bystanders and police who had rushed to the scene of an earlier blast.
Attack in Fallujah puts focus on women in the military
July 3, 2005
When Holly Charette enlisted in the Marine Corps after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, her family was uneasy about her decision - and told her so. “We just said that it’s dangerous, and things are getting crazier and crazier in the world,” Edward Roberts recalled after his stepdaughter’s death.
Briefly - World
July 3, 2005
¢ Iran’s president-elect may be linked to slayings ¢ Abbas asks Hamas to join his government ¢ Notorious female prisoner set for release
Scientists looking to cure diseases find anti-aging cream
July 3, 2005
Annette Tobia made the rounds at the recent BIO 2005 convention carrying a backpack stocked with jars of secret anti-aging cream. As she talked with potential investors and partners from as far away as Japan, India, Israel and Argentina, Tobia handed them each a jar.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
July 3, 2005
The Journal-World has found a gas price as low as $2.09 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Midnight Madness helps fund mission trip
July 3, 2005
They called it the softball version of Midnight Madness, and softball players at Clinton Lake Sports Complex on Saturday got their rest wherever they could find it.
The Motley Fool
July 3, 2005
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Plucked by chicken ¢ Grave profits ¢ Stop renting, start owning ¢ Tax loss
After 150 years, grunion back at San Francisco Bay
July 3, 2005
Michael Schiff stalked down a long beach at 1 a.m. and scanned the shallow water for a mystery fish lost for about 150 years.
Embarrassing display
If anything good comes out of the Kansas Legislature’s special session it will be in spite of the work of some key state leaders.
July 3, 2005
It remained unclear late Saturday afternoon how the Kansas school finance crisis would be resolved.
Horoscopes
July 3, 2005
For Sunday, July 3, 2005.
Rifleman’ keeps to a narrow path
July 3, 2005
Westerns are dead. So is half-hour drama. And family shows seem to be getting there. Maybe that’s why “The Rifleman” seems so appealing in DVD release from MPI Home Video. “The Rifleman: Volume 4” is built not around the fast-firing weapon of the title, but around the principled life of weapon-wielder Chuck Connors, a likable pro baseballer-basketballer turned actor.
FBI always having to play catch-up with identity thieves
July 3, 2005
Federal agents are in a familiar position as they probe the computer-security breach at an Arizona firm that left credit-card data for some 40 million people open to theft: Once again, they’re playing catch-up.
Travel briefs
July 3, 2005
¢ Top Ten treasures ¢ Whales on parade ¢ TripAdvisor can help steer clear of trouble
KU program blasting off to save sci-fi
July 3, 2005
Since the 1950s, James Gunn has lived in the future. Beginning in science fiction’s “Golden Age,” Gunn has written or edited almost 40 novels, short story collections and histories of the genre and is considered one of its “grand masters,” a title he shares with such pioneers as Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein and Theodore Sturgeon.
Poet’s Showcase
July 3, 2005
 
Science fiction authors to sign books at Union
July 3, 2005
Nearly a dozen award-winning authors of science fiction and fantasy will sign copies of their publications Saturday at Oread Books.
Highlights from the Kansas Legislature
July 3, 2005
Highlights of Saturday’s activities at the Kansas Legislature.
Supreme Court considers closing schools, Legislature adjourns
July 3, 2005
After 11 days of futility and a strong message from the Kansas Supreme Court, weary legislators gave themselves a Fourth of July holiday without meeting a court mandate requiring more money for public schools.
Second proposed amendment on courts surfaces in House
July 3, 2005
A second proposed constitutional amendment to limit judicial power surfaced Saturday in the House, giving its Republican leaders an alternative to show displeasure with the Kansas Supreme Court for ordering legislators to spend more money on education.
Bjorn takes 4-shot edge in Europe
July 3, 2005
Thomas Bjorn shot a 3-under 69 Saturday to open a four-stroke lead after three rounds of the European Open.
Streck leads by two, seeks first Champions Tour title
July 3, 2005
Ron Streck didn’t come close to matching his spectacular opening round at the Commerce Bank Championship on Saturday. Still, he’s in the lead entering the final round of a tournament for the first time.
Kung rallies, ousts Sorenstam from tourney
July 3, 2005
Annika Sorenstam tumbled out of the HSBC Women’s World Match Play Championship on Saturday, blowing a two-hole lead with four to play in her quarterfinal match against 23-year-old Candie Kung.
Ex-British champ Curtis finds his old form
Furyk tied atop Western leaderboard; Woods, Singh back in hunt
July 3, 2005
Ben Curtis sure knows how to please a crowd.
Matthews’ homer powers Texas
Two-out shot in ninth inning gives Rangers’ fourth straight victory
July 3, 2005
Gary Matthews was asked if he could remember a team with more power than his Texas Rangers team.
Beltran blunder aids Marlins
Encarnacion fuels Florida in victory over New York
July 3, 2005
Carlos Beltran took a big swing, hit a soft popup and barely left the batter’s box. He just stood there sulking, watching - and it only got worse.
Area briefs
July 3, 2005
¢ Graduate school honors dissertation winners ¢ Sign design sought for governors’ hometowns ¢ Museum receives grant for archives
Vermont gay and lesbian couples celebrate their fifth anniversaries
July 3, 2005
Lois Farnham and Holly Puterbaugh were among the first same-sex couples in the nation to be legally joined as spouses when Vermont’s civil union law went into effect.
Missing girl found
Brother feared dead; suspect is sex offender
July 3, 2005
More than six weeks after she disappeared from a home where family members were bludgeoned to death, an 8-year-old girl was found safe Saturday, sharing a meal with a registered sex offender at a Denny’s restaurant in her hometown.
Brownback may get chance to shine
July 3, 2005
Confirmation hearings for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s successor could offer national exposure for a Kansas senator who may seek a presidential run.
O’Connor came a long way from the family ranch
Retiring justice developed her work ethic in rural Arizona
July 3, 2005
On a hot dusty morning at her family’s sprawling Arizona ranch, a teenage Sandra Day packed lunch at the house to deliver to her father and his crew who were rounding up cattle in a remote field hours away. On the way, literally in the middle of nowhere, the left rear tire on her Chevy pickup went flat.
Lawrence gains attention for environmental efforts
July 3, 2005
Lawrence’s efforts at being an environmentally friendly city are drawing attention.
Weseman: Possibility of school closings ‘a sad situation’
July 3, 2005
Kansas legislators are “tinkering with fire” if they fail to pass a school funding bill and the Supreme Court keeps schools closed, Lawrence public schools Supt. Randy Weseman said Saturday.
Workers dedicate memorial to victims of workplace shooting
July 3, 2005
Workers at the ConAgra Foods Inc. processing plant have dedicated a simple memorial to five colleagues who were shot a year ago.
Judge allows BTK contact with media, author
July 3, 2005
The man who for years tantalized local media with cryptic messages from the BTK serial killer will be allowed to receive letters from the media and talk to a woman who is writing a book about his life’s story.
On the record
July 3, 2005
Rural schools face continued threat of consolidation
July 3, 2005
The Nes Tre La Go school district in Ness County faded into history, the latest casualty in an ongoing battle in communities where demographics and finances collide.
Lawrence datebook
July 3, 2005
Lawrence commuter report
July 3, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Armstrong overwhelms rivals in opening stage
July 3, 2005
No easing up for Lance Armstrong in his last Tour de France.
Bodine snags truck race
July 3, 2005
This weekend proved to be a good time for NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series drivers who recently altered their teams.
Raiders fall, 5-1
July 3, 2005
Lawrence’s Raiders managed just three hits in a 5-1 baseball loss to Fort Smith, Ark., on Saturday at the Bartlesville Tournament.
Mayer: Allen wanted 12-foot hoops
Former KU coach among vehement proponents
July 3, 2005
What possible linkage could there be for basketball coach John Kundla - who? - 12-foot hoops and a reality check for the Harlem Globetrotters? Plenty.
Venus claims Wimbledon crown
Roddick to face Federer in men’s championship match
July 3, 2005
Venus Williams leaned against the wall behind the baseline for several seconds, gasping for air.
Commentary: Simien reflects Heat’s new attitude
Miami ready to win now, and draft pick out of Kansas University proves the point
July 3, 2005
This is the difference one year and one 330-pound centerpiece has made to the Miami Heat. The difference is clear direction. The difference is attitude and imperative. This is the difference one year and one 330-pound centerpiece has made to the Miami Heat. The difference is clear direction. The difference is attitude and imperative.
Chick’ snares first IRL pole
Rookie Patrick leads charge by Rahal Letterman team
July 3, 2005
It was pure coincidence that at the same time Indy Racing League rookie Danica Patrick was wrapping up with reporters after claiming her first career pole Saturday afternoon, fireworks sounded in the background to signal the start of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck race at Kansas Speedway.
Only hiccup for Colon is illness
Los Angeles starter slowed by virus in victory over K.C.
July 3, 2005
Until a nagging virus caught up with Bartolo Colon, the Kansas City Royals never came close.
Bedore: Change of scenery for Giddens, change of name for bar
July 3, 2005
Here’s some sound Bedore Business Consultant’s advice - free of charge - for the owner of Lawrence’s Moon Bar: Change the name of your establishment.
Celebrating 100 years Stan Herd style
Crop artist helps 4-H Club mark centennial of organization
July 3, 2005
More than a dozen members of the Douglas County 4-H Club had a chance to apply their agricultural talents in an unconventional way Saturday at Pendleton’s Farm, 1446 E. 1850 Road. The aspiring farmers helped crop artist Stan Herd construct a copy of the 4-H club’s 100-year anniversary logo, which measured approximately 25 feet wide. The crew used mulch, corn leaves and recycled soda cans to map out the logo.
O’Connor vacancy may clinch conservative dream
July 3, 2005
With the Supreme Court vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the conservative movement has within its grasp the prize it has sought for more than 40 years: the control of all levers of the federal government.
Arrowhead game deemed a fumble for city’s economy
Officials say KU’s scheduling matchup in K.C. takes revenue from Lawrence
July 3, 2005
With Kansas University’s home football game against Oklahoma scheduled to be played in Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium this year, the Boomer Sooners won’t be making much noise in the Lawrence economy.
Chemical use at root of yard debate
A lush lawn at what price?
July 3, 2005
Lawrence doesn’t have a casino, but Terry Shistar is convinced there’s a lot of high-stakes gambling going on.
Court threatens to close schools
Legislators take 3-day break
July 3, 2005
The Kansas Supreme Court on Saturday threatened to close the state’s public schools if the Legislature doesn’t comply with its order to increase school funding.
People in the news
July 3, 2005
¢ Springsteen does impromptu performance at airport ¢ Judge wants specifics from R. Kelly prosecutors ¢ Parks’ lawyers seek fees in wake of Outkast lawsuit ¢ Mighty Sparrow to sing on 70th birthday ¢ Judge dismisses lawsuit against James Brown
Live 8 stages fight against African poverty
July 3, 2005
Twenty years after a scruffy one-hit wonder first demonstrated his gift for lofty dreams and grandiose statements, hundreds of the world’s top performers and more than 1 million fans united for 10 free concerts across the globe aimed at fighting African poverty.
Benefits of joining clubs typically outweigh costs
July 3, 2005
Membership programs can offer a variety of benefits, from personal enjoyment to discounts on merchandise. But sometimes the cost of joining a club can overshadow the financial benefits.
Obstacles force many seniors to quit working before 65
Policymakers debate increasing age for Social Security benefits
July 3, 2005
Long-lived baby boomers are going to transform the idea of retirement, working late into their golden years, right?
Coins or cell phones used to pay for parking
Coral Gables, Fla., first in U.S. to offer services
July 3, 2005
Here’s a new reason to keep your cell phone charged:
D.A. to push for details during BTK sentencing
Prosecutors to present more evidence about killings, sexual motivations to ensure ‘hard-40’ term
July 3, 2005
The courtroom confession by the BTK serial killer answered many questions haunting the families of his victims, who struggled for years with the horror of their loss and the mystery about who inflicted it.
Bankruptcies
July 3, 2005
The following Douglas County residents or businesses filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas, from June 24 through Wednesday.
Insurers target ID theft
Policies can offer peace of mind
July 3, 2005
A few years after watching a thief run up charges on a fraudulent credit card, Kermit Cottrell knows what it’s like to have his identity heisted.
Area fishing report
July 3, 2005
Anglers tested for honesty
Polygraphs eliminate fish stories at South Carolina tournaments
July 3, 2005
The weigh-in was over, and Bobby Carroll of York, S.C., and Tracy Schiff of McConnells, S.C., finished second in the National Bass Circuit team tournament at Buster Boyd Landing.
Humans, canines head to Outdoor Games
ESPN-sponsored event features dog drills, ‘terracross,’ timber events
July 3, 2005
Stuart Mah, 50, spent most of his life repairing shattered jaws. Heather Williams, 30, has spent the past 21â2 years breaking bones - her own - in freestyle motocross events.
It’s un-American
July 3, 2005
The current movement by the group of Limbaugh loonies in our Legislature (in cahoots with the attorney general) to refuse to do their duty unless they can change the Kansas form of government is profoundly un-American.
Spending is fine
July 3, 2005
Your June 26 editorial on the legislative special session suggests that legislators are on the brink of abandoning “the state’s commitment to properly funding K-12 education.” It is hard to see how this is so, given that statewide, taxpayer support for schools increased 22 percent from 1993 through 2004, and that is after inflation.
Clear for SLT
July 3, 2005
The U.S. Supreme Court last week provided the ultimate approval for the completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway. The decision of SCOTUS has angered a huge number of people, including me, but their decision is the law of the land.
Candid reports could restore trust on Iraq
July 3, 2005
President Bush is facing an early legal deadline to deliver what he has been most resistant to providing: a set of specific benchmarks for measuring progress toward military and political stability in Iraq.
Unlawful act
July 3, 2005
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” This segment from the First Amendment of the Constitution has been under serious consideration when debating the teaching of evolution versus creation theory in schools. If the Kansas Board of Education undermines the teaching of evolution and incorporates the teachings of intelligent design into the curriculum, the act could be viewed as unconstitutional.
Whose image?
July 3, 2005
The recent letter from David Omar belabored America’s tarnished world image because of our disrespect of the Muslim religion. I thought about my perceptions of why perhaps some of us feel as he described.
More than one way to support U.S.
July 3, 2005
I am driving down the coast, E-Z Passing across borders from Maine to Massachusetts, when the radio begins the day’s news with a familiar bulletin: “There’s been another day of violence in Iraq today.”
O’Connor replacement is political main event
July 3, 2005
So much for the warm-up act. We’re going straight to the main event.
Blasts rock Kosovo
U.N. building one of three targets
July 3, 2005
At least three blasts rocked Kosovo’s capital Saturday, and one targeted the U.N. mission headquarters.
U.S. bombs suspected Taliban hideout
July 3, 2005
Warplanes pounded a suspected Taliban compound in the Afghan mountains near where an elite U.S. military team disappeared last week, and violence elsewhere left 38 rebels and Afghan security forces dead as fighting rose ahead of fall elections.
Baseball players keep eye on late innings
Who’s Alive and Who’s Dead’ list ranks oldest living former sluggers
July 3, 2005
Pittsburg native Don Gutteridge, once named the fastest man in the National League, recently celebrated his 93rd birthday. According to a list from “Who’s Alive and Who’s Dead,” Gutteridge ranks No. 24 among the oldest living Major League Baseball players.
Senior Calendar
July 3, 2005
 
Act of kindness
July 3, 2005
Recently, my family experienced a random act of kindness, and I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the people involved. Last week my daughter’s bird got outside and flew away. We searched for the bird, but to no avail; she was gone.
Alloy Entertainment behind girl book craze
July 3, 2005
The masterminds behind some of the most popular books for adolescent girls are a couple of thirtysomething men who work in an average office building full of white, Ikea-esque furniture.
Soprano loses bid to sing in All-State Choir
Texas group denies application because of gender
July 3, 2005
Singing soprano is for girls only in Texas’ elite All-State Choir, eliminating a 17-year-old boy’s chance to audition for a statewide honor and raising questions about gender discrimination.
200,000 send message to G8
Marchers protest African poverty to world’s rich nations
July 3, 2005
More than 200,000 anti-poverty campaigners formed a human chain around Scotland’s capital on Saturday, echoing the musical call of the Live 8 concerts that world’s wealthiest nations act to lift Africa out of misery.
TV thief struggles to tune in to life outside prison
July 3, 2005
As hard as it was to spend 35 years in prison for stealing a black-and-white television, Junior Allen has found freedom frustrating, too. Despite extensive prison records in North Carolina, where he has spent more than half his life as inmate No. 0004604, Allen has been unable to establish his identity in rural Georgia, where he now lives with his sister, or in Alabama, where he was born 65 years ago to sharecropper parents.
Best Bets
July 3, 2005
 
Why effective breathing works
July 3, 2005
There’s a reason the word “choked” is used to describe those who strike out with the bases loaded or botch closing a major deal. In a moment of crisis, when they needed it most, they forgot to breathe.
How to inhale and exhale
Learning to breathe better can work wonders, experts say
July 3, 2005
Cathy Harvey gets up at 5 nearly every morning to breathe. She inhales and exhales all night, of course. And during the next 24 hours, she’ll instinctively take in about 20,000 sips of air.
Best Sellers
July 3, 2005
 
What are you reading?
July 3, 2005
 
History, significance of disco explored in sometimes excruciating detail
July 3, 2005
Who knew disco had so much meaning? Beneath the relentless beat, the thumping bass and the falsetto singing, listeners can find commentaries on gay rights, black power and the 1970s drug culture.
Arts Notes
July 3, 2005
¢ Film series features Abbot and Costello ¢ Gallery displays work of former KU dean
Simple steps calm pets with fireworks phobias
July 3, 2005
While the human family is oohing and aahing over Fourth of July fireworks, many family pets are frightened out of their wits. Such sheer terror keeps veterinary emergency rooms across the country very busy with cases of traumatic fireworks injuries, injuries from pets running through windows, escaping from the house or yard and being hit by cars, not to mention diarrhea and colitis from severe stress.
Pampered pets
Juicy steaks. Personal pools. Acupuncture. These animals are living in the lap of luxury.
July 3, 2005
Welcome to Animal Planet. The Lawrence home of Gary Rogers and Leola Roach is sanctuary to a veritable zoo of critters: two cats, two dogs and seven birds of various origins. But reigning supreme over this kingdom of beasts is Venus, an Umbrella cockatoo with snow-white feathers and black, penetrating eyes.
Jose Marti, Cuba’s independence hero, emerges from his statue in new books
July 3, 2005
An oversized statue at the entrance to Central Park freezes the moment Jose Marti entered the pantheon of Latin American independence heroes, rearing back on his horse, frock coat flapping, as Spanish bullets strike his body.
NASA lines up space probe for collision with comet
July 3, 2005
It’s a space mission straight out of Hollywood - launch a spacecraft 268 million miles so it can aim a barrel-sized probe toward a speeding comet half the size of Manhattan and smash a hole in it.
China, others knocking on summit’s door
July 3, 2005
The exclusive club of world leaders, known as the Group of Eight, has an identity crisis. It often is described as a collection of the richest countries or largest industrial democracies.