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Archive for Monday, July 4, 2005

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Oh, say can you see … fireworks?
Lawrence, Balwin, Eudora plan public displays
July 4, 2005
Looking for fireworks? Several municipalities will host large public displays tonight:
Armstrong plays it safe; Boonen wins
July 4, 2005
A master of strategy after all these rides, Lance Armstrong did what he had to: He stayed out of trouble.
Competition keyed to young pianists
July 4, 2005
Before Erin Hales takes the stage to play in piano competition she usually takes a couple of minutes to practice tai chi, the ancient Chinese discipline of meditation and deep breathing.
Horoscopes
July 4, 2005
For Monday, July 4, 2005.
R.I. parallel
July 4, 2005
What better commentary could there be on our benighted Kansas Legislature (and Board of Education) than what recently happened in Rhode Island?
People in the news
July 4, 2005
¢ MTV plans to visit home of the dukes ¢ Cruise’s anti-psychiatry flap draws another critic ¢ Rockin’ wedding plans ¢ For a good cause ¢ Jolie visits Live 8 site
Area briefs
July 4, 2005
¢ Storm lights up sky, brings plenty of booms ¢ Domestic-disturbance suspect wrecks car ¢ Officers, firefighters are out for blood
Jayhawks’ Self can’t wait to hit recruiting trail
July 4, 2005
Bill Self won’t spend much time in the office during July.
7 KU students named Fulbright scholars
July 4, 2005
Garth Myers can add a rare feat to his resume.
Court officials debunk myths about jury duty
An American’s responsibility can be a learning experience, too
July 4, 2005
Mention “jury duty,” and some people think they’ll be holed up for a month in a cheap hotel, isolated from loved ones and friends - everyone except 11 strangers.
Analysis: Special session more posturing than performance
July 4, 2005
The special legislative session to answer a Kansas Supreme Court mandate to provide more money for schools has been more about posturing than performing.
So long
Photos by Thad Allender as he leaves for New York
July 4, 2005
In third grade at Protection Middle School, my teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. “A psychologist,” I said, without fully understanding what psychologists actually did. What I knew of the profession seemed intriguing: To study the human mind and human behavior. But thanks to art classes and a subscription to National Geographic, I got distracted and became a photographer instead.
Astros, Rocket roll against Reds
Clemens lowers ERA to 1.41, collects two hits in 9-0 rout of Cincinnati
July 4, 2005
Roger Clemens rarely needs help from his opponents. He got some from the Cincinnati Reds, though.
Rogers loses game, wins nod
Mariners clip All-Star pitcher, 2-1, cut 2B Boone
July 4, 2005
Kenny Rogers returned to the mound with boos from the fans, a berth on the AL All-Star team and more silence for reporters.
Impactor’ space probe bearing down on comet target
July 4, 2005
A NASA space probe was nearing its comet target Sunday in a suicide mission scientists hoped would provide new insight into the origins of the solar system.
Volunteer Center offers youth opportunities
July 4, 2005
The Youth Volunteer Council, sponsored by the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, can help youths stay busy over the summer break. This group organizes several volunteer opportunities per month during the summer.
Most offices, services closed today for holiday
July 4, 2005
There won’t be too many people working today on the July 4 holiday.
On the record
July 4, 2005
Lawrence datebook
July 4, 2005
Ordinances relating to homeless 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
July 4, 2005
City commissioners will consider giving approval to four ordinances that would regulate panhandling, camping and the use of the city’s right-of-way. The ordinances have come about after several downtown merchants have complained about activities related to the homeless.
Storm hold off Monarchs, 74-67
July 4, 2005
Lauren Jackson scored a season-high 31 points, and the Seattle Storm built a 20-point lead before holding on for a 74-67 victory Sunday over the Sacramento Monarchs.
Angels continue mastery of K.C.
July 4, 2005
Never before have the Angels been this good at this point in the season.
Raiders roll in tourney
July 4, 2005
Lawrence’s Raiders bolted to an early six-run lead with a five-run second inning and knocked off Blue Valley West, 9-4, in the pool-play finale Sunday at the Bartlesville Legion baseball tournament.
Stewart rules Daytona deep into night
Driver never was challenged during rain-delayed Pepsi 400 on Saturday
July 4, 2005
Tony Stewart climbed from his car, started scaling the fence and didn’t stop until he reached the top. The unusual celebration capped an extraordinary night at Daytona International Speedway.
Federer dominates, denies Roddick
Top-ranked player wins third straight Wimbledon crown
July 4, 2005
Roger Federer felt tense before facing Andy Roddick in the Wimbledon final and jittery during it, his right arm shaking, his heartbeat rising.
Kanaan by ‘a nose’
Pole-sitter Patrick ninth; Andretti Green team 1-2
July 4, 2005
Danica Patrick didn’t lead a lap Sunday during the Argent Mortgage Indy 300 at the Kansas Speedway, but the female sensation made enough of a move late in the race to provide another chapter for her storybook season.
Sweeney lone pick for Royals
July 4, 2005
First baseman Mike Sweeney was named to represent the Kansas City Royals on the AL All-Star team, his fifth selection.
Volatile Rogers tapped All-Star
Game to feature 11 first-time starters
July 4, 2005
Kenny Rogers soon might be surrounded by even more cameras.
City briefs
July 4, 2005
¢ Truancy not an issue for school board ¢ Budget talks planned ¢ Grant to expand public health program
Patrol seeks fuel deals
July 4, 2005
The Journal-World has found a gas price as low as $2.06 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Legions of LHS students pool talents to help build Roman-style courtyard
July 4, 2005
Lawrence High School students want to transform a grassy patch of lawn into a Roman courtyard modeled after the luxurious House of Vettii in the ancient city of Pompeii.
Briefly
July 4, 2005
¢ Official: Member of elite military team rescued ¢ Security forces kill top al-Qaida militant ¢ Blast at illegal coal mine kills 19 workers ¢ Former ruling party claims election victory
Alternative summits’ sign of G-8 protests to come
July 4, 2005
Anti-globalization activists accused Prime Minister Tony Blair Sunday of seeking only crumbs of aid for Africa instead of trying to change the system that has impoverished the continent.
Iran advises Europe to steer clear of mudslinging aimed at president-elect
July 4, 2005
Iran accused the U.S. and Israel on Sunday of a smear campaign against its president-elect and warned Europe, which is in tricky nuclear negotiations with Tehran, not to join in the mudslinging.
Egyptian envoy’s kidnapping seen as warning to Arabs
Atty. Gen. Gonzales praises Iraq’s commitment to democracy during visit
July 4, 2005
Gunmen seized Egypt’s top envoy to Iraq, officials and witnesses said Sunday, in an apparent bid to discourage the country’s Arab neighbors from bolstering ties to the embattled U.S.-backed government. Insurgents killed at least three Iraqi policemen and wounded two American soldiers in a series of attacks across the insurgent heartland.
Critics say use, not amount, of aid deters Africa’s progress
July 4, 2005
Africa is filled with good intentions that ended badly.
Vaccines vie for drug makers’ attention
Despite risks, some firms drawn to preventive medicines
July 4, 2005
Vaccines can be financially risky to discover and market compared with the opportunity to cash in on blockbuster drugs, but some companies still find them an exciting and lucrative business.
Briefly
July 4, 2005
¢ Environmentalist politician dies at 89 ¢ Church reps endorse same-sex marriage ¢ Autopsy shows missing boy died of head trauma ¢ Bus filled with children rolls over on highway ¢ Hard-line court nominee may spark filibuster
Applebee’s finds source of fingertip in salad
July 4, 2005
Applebee’s International Inc. says an internal investigation has discovered that a former employee at a Jefferson, La., restaurant cut the tip off his thumb a year ago and that likely is the fingertip found by a customer now suing the restaurant chain.
Search turns to missing 9-year-old
Missing Idaho girl recovering; search focus turns to brother
July 4, 2005
A day after missing 8-year-old Shasta Groene turned up with a registered sex offender at a Denny’s restaurant in her hometown, investigators struggled with a troubling question: What happened to her 9-year-old brother Dylan?
Review affirms concerns at AIDS agency
July 4, 2005
The government’s AIDS research agency “is a troubled organization” and its managers have engaged in unnecessary feuding, sexually explicit language and other inappropriate conduct that hampers its global fight against the disease, an internal review found.
State considering tougher rules on ownership of exotic animals
July 4, 2005
Officials with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks say abandoned and neglected exotic animals - like a mountain lion taken from a rural Reno County home last week - highlight the need for tightened regulation.
A gray area
July 4, 2005
More than 500 detainees are being held at a naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The detainees are being held for an indefinite period in relation to terrorist activities, including 9-11 The U.S. government rationalizes their detention by claiming they are collecting valuable intelligence on terrorist networks.
Pine family considers closing longtime fireworks stand
July 4, 2005
Dwight Hilpman has taken his family to buy fireworks at the Pine family fireworks stand for at least 20 years.
New knowledge
July 4, 2005
The Scopes Monkey Trial was 80 years ago, and the topic of evolution in education is still going strong. Evolution is scientific, may not be proven or factual, but is believed by many. Of course, this theory has its faults and nonsupporters, but why is that a reason to stop people from knowing the theory? Student who go into high school start to feel more responsible; give them the chance to decide for themselves.
Vet support
July 4, 2005
On Memorial Day, I sat surrounded by friends and family. As a Vietnam veteran I have a particular appreciation for the day we set aside to honor those who served and sacrificed, sometimes with their lives. I mourn for them. I cry for them.
SLT route is nightmare to nature
July 4, 2005
Roger Boyd has a dream. Most wetland biologists would call it a nightmare. Dr. Boyd has convinced himself that paving 70 acres of Haskell-Baker Wetlands wouldn’t dramatically impact what remains. This wetland will survive. Some species adapt to almost any befouling of their home. But its extraordinary biodiversity, greatest for any wetland its size in the Midwest, would be diminished.
Wake-up call
July 4, 2005
Karl Rove’s strategy of mass distraction is in full swing. His unseemly remarks in late June were just another salvo in the rhetoric wars, trying to keep the focus off his boss’s failed policies. And it almost worked on me. I had angrily fired off a letter to the editor over the weekend, calling for President Bush to fire Rove and get on with the business of uniting this country.
Patriotism and the American flag
July 4, 2005
The U.S. House of Representatives is unfailingly predictable when it comes to one issue: the American flag.
American history touched by serendipity
July 4, 2005
When George Washington, in a spiffy uniform of buff and blue and sitting on his horse with a grace uncommon even among Virginians vain about their horsemanship, arrived outside Boston in July 1775 to assume command of the American rebellion, he was aghast. When he got a gander at his troops, mostly New Englanders, his reaction was akin to the Duke of Wellington’s assessment of his troops, many of them the sweepings of Britain’s slums, during the Peninsular War: “I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me.”
Happy Fourth
Amid your celebrations today, take a moment to acknowledge our precious right to disagree.
July 4, 2005
Sometimes, it would be convenient or relaxing if the only people who could practice freedom of expression were the people who agreed with you.
Job-searchers should use both e-mail, USPS when sending resumes
July 4, 2005
You might remember those early days of the Internet when the cheery voice chimed out, “You’ve got mail,” and it was welcome news. Those were the same days when, if a job-searcher contacted a hiring manager via e-mail, that manager was impressed to be hearing from a fellow member of the techno-cognoscenti.
A hot dog fan from the East in Fourth festivities
July 4, 2005
Happy birthday, America. While Uncle Sam prepares to blow out 229 candles, Americans celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence with various pursuits of happiness. Those in pursuit of gluttony will enjoy the traditional “Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest” (11 a.m., ESPN), live from Coney Island, N.Y.
Comparison finds gas not priciest ‘fuel’ we use
July 4, 2005
Be thankful your car doesn’t run on Starbucks coffee.