Archive for Sunday, July 10, 2005

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Apartment blaze under investigation
July 10, 2005
A two-alarm fire that caused “significant damage” to a third-floor apartment tonight is under investigation by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical.
Giddens will transfer to New Mexico
July 10, 2005
J.R. Giddens has decided to transfer to the University of New Mexico.
Poet’s Showcase
July 10, 2005
 
It’s a geek’s world
Pop culture finally embraces tastes of the kids once deemed uncool
July 10, 2005
Micah Adams is a child of the Nintendo generation. He spent his early years punching the A and B buttons on a controller that guided an Italian plumber through a land of mushrooms and Koopa Troopers.
Rogge: Dropped sports need to get clean, get pros
July 10, 2005
The IOC has two suggestions for baseball if it wants to return to the Olympics after the 2012 Games: Put in place tougher doping rules, and put major leaguers on the field.
Armstrong keeps lead, but loses team
Six-time champion fends for himself after teammates struggle during climb
July 10, 2005
Lance Armstrong looked around for help and found none. He was alone, on a Tour de France climb, his rivals swarming all over him.
Hooper makes Detroit debut
July 10, 2005
Kevin Hooper became the fourth Lawrence High product to play in a major league baseball game Saturday night.
A-Rod feeling more comfortable in New York
Yankees third baseman back to being one of baseball’s best players
July 10, 2005
Alex Rodriguez knows he’s the focus, and perhaps a bull’s-eye.
Lewis keeps top spot at John Deere
Leader fires 69, extends advantage to three strokes
July 10, 2005
J.L. Lewis has the lead - and the attention - all to himself at the John Deere Classic.
Real estate sector funds lead the way in second quarter
July 10, 2005
Individuals “flipping” homes to make a quick buck are getting the newspaper headlines these days, but the mutual fund investor who is focused on the real-estate sector isn’t doing too shabby either.
Economic uncertainty weighs on markets in second quarter
July 10, 2005
Economic uncertainty continued to grip the stock market during the second quarter, leaving major benchmark indexes with small gains at best.
Palmeiro keeps focus on race
Orioles slugger moves within three hits of 3,000
July 10, 2005
Rafael Palmeiro doesn’t want his charge toward 3,000 hits to get in the way of his primary goal, which is helping the Baltimore Orioles stay in contention in the AL East.
The Motley Fool
July 10, 2005
¢ Last week’s question ¢ Smart investment
Briefly
July 10, 2005
¢ Spokesman: Missing commando was killed ¢ Forensic divers search cavern for U.S. teen ¢ 200 feared dead after ferry sinks ¢ Gas explosion kills two, cripples major pipeline
N. Korea agrees to return to talks
July 10, 2005
North Korea has agreed to return this month to six-nation talks aimed at eliminating its nuclear arsenal, ending a yearlong boycott, U.S. officials and the North Korean government said Saturday.
Thousands gather to pay tribute to victims of Bosnian conflict
July 10, 2005
Thousands lined Sarajevo’s main street Saturday to watch a funeral cortege of tractor-trailer trucks transport 610 bodies to the site of a memorial for victims of Europe’s worst massacre since World War II.
A major bond
Nicklaus playing final major at course very close to his heart: St. Andrews, the ‘cradle’ of golf
July 10, 2005
Of all the moments that have defined the incomparable career of Jack Nicklaus, perhaps the most shocking display of emotion showed just how much he loves St. Andrews.
West squad gets best of East, 122-99
Swoopes scores 15 in game featuring largest margin, dunk and West’s sixth straight win
July 10, 2005
The sixth WNBA All-Star game had something for everyone: off-the-chart scoring, a dunk, horseplay and even a tearful reunion.
Lawrence Auto Club finishes cross-country vintage-car race
Local team competes in ‘57 Chevrolet Bel-Air
July 10, 2005
After some significant adversity more than halfway through their journey, members of the Lawrence Auto Club team used some good luck and cooperation to finish their cross-country vintage car race on Saturday in a 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air.
Local briefs
July 10, 2005
¢ KU roads to close for construction ¢ Mental health center receives $10,000 gift ¢ Crash injures four Friday near Meriden
Calendar
July 10, 2005
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities during the week for residents age 55 and older. Call Senior Services at 842-0543 for more information.
Library events
July 10, 2005
The Lawrence Public Library Senior Outreach Services presents “MyStory 2005.” The following events are planned for the month of July & August in the third year of this summer series. Contact Pattie at the library for more information, 843-3833.
New Yorker urges future teachers to include artistic touch
Maxine Greene considered ‘guru’ for innovative techniques
July 10, 2005
Leaning against the television in Maxine Greene’s Fifth Avenue apartment is a guitar, its body shimmering with decorative blue feathers.
Family says filmmaker to be released from U.S. custody
July 10, 2005
An Iranian American who has been held in U.S. custody in Iraq for nearly two months will be released within days, according to his family and his attorney, who said they were informed of the decision Saturday by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
Ohio newspaper holds investigative stories fearing court sanctions
July 10, 2005
The Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper, is holding two investigative stories based on leaked documents because they could result in the type of court showdown that led to a New York Times reporter being jailed.
Forest isolated abducted Idaho children
July 10, 2005
They were less than 100 miles from home, but they may as well have been 100,000.
People in the news
July 10, 2005
¢ Live 8 declared success ¢ Singer recovering from cancer visits children in hospital ¢ Paula Jones hopes to cash in during visit to Clinton’s library ¢ Actor slowing ‘Rush Hour 3’ ¢ Costars bug each other ¢ Actress to roll the dice with ‘Las Vegas’ role
Raiders win two
July 10, 2005
Lawrence’s Raiders stretched their American Legion baseball winning streak to 12 by winning a pair of contests Saturday.
Kidney stone can’t stop golfer
July 10, 2005
Rob Werling knew something was wrong when he hurt so bad he couldn’t play golf.
Sweeney, K.C. win slugfest
July 10, 2005
Mike Sweeney was ecstatic at 5-for-5, angry at 5-for-6, and finally just happy that Kansas City survived a chaotic night with a victory.
KU ties easy to find
Current, future Jayhawks compete at meet
July 10, 2005
Sometimes, Kansas University swimming coach Clark Campbell searches the nation for top high school talent. But sometimes, he looks is his own backyard.
Woodling: KU out of Big 12 cellar
July 10, 2005
For all of you Kansas University faithful out there who have deposited — happily or otherwise — dead presidents into the athletic department’s coffers, I have good news.
Coupon clipping
Practice can add up to more than just a few dollars here and there
July 10, 2005
It seems bit old-fashioned in this high-tech world of self-serve kiosks and electronic transfers, but the humble paper coupon is still one of the best ways a shopper can save money.
NAACP convention to touch on politics, health
Gathering comes as the group works to overcome budget shortfalls, IRS investigation
July 10, 2005
The new Supreme Court justice must be a strong advocate for civil rights, and NAACP members are pressuring lawmakers to make that a priority in the selection process, NAACP officials said at the group’s annual convention Saturday.
Shuttle crew arrives early for launch
Hurricane Dennis alters astronauts’ flight plans
July 10, 2005
The seven astronauts who will return the space shuttle to flight arrived in Florida Saturday to begin final preparations for this week’s planned launch.
Kansas oil drillers welcome return of boom times
July 10, 2005
Dorothy Lang spent decades making egg noodles to help her farm family pay the bills. Now she’s in the oil business, reaping royalties from two wells drilled on her property in the past 2 1/2 years.
Appeals court says kiss between teacher, student violated sex law
July 10, 2005
A teacher who “French kisses” a student over the age of 16 still has committed an illegal sex act under state law, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
Crossing with the past
Preservationists say Wakarusa River sites flooded with history
July 10, 2005
When Mary Lynn Stuart stands along the banks of the Wakarusa River at a site that was once known as Blue Jacket Crossing, it is almost like stepping through a portal to the past.
Lawmakers still think education costs too much
Leaders plan study to counter report by next legislative session
July 10, 2005
What is the true cost of a public school education in Kansas? That is the $568 million-tax-increase question.
Outdoors briefs
July 10, 2005
¢ Lawrence High grad earns $1,000 grant ¢ Tongie angler catches state-record grass carp
Area fishing report
July 10, 2005
BOW slated Sept. 23-25
July 10, 2005
Openings remain for the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program Sept. 23-25 at Rock Springs 4-H Center outside Junction City.
Colorado lion killed
July 10, 2005
Colorado wildlife officials had to destroy a 130-pound adult male mountain lion this month in a Colorado Springs subdivision.
State deer applications now available
July 10, 2005
Applications for Kansas resident deer permits are now available at the Wildlife and Parks Web site.
Panda cub born at National Zoo
July 10, 2005
Mei Xiang looked surprised, perhaps a bit put off by the shrill cries from the first giant panda cub born at the National Zoo in 16 years.
Path etiquette
July 10, 2005
As a frequent patron of the great bike paths in Lawrence, it disturbs me that so many people are not obeying the posted rules. When passing someone, the courteous gesture is to say “on your left” before coming up on another person and then pass on the left side. I run, walk or bike almost daily on the bike paths and each time there are cyclists that zoom by with no warning. As a cyclist myself, I understand the need for passing slower people, but it makes sense for everyone to obey the posted rules for the safety and common courtesy of others out there.
Pointless stats
July 10, 2005
It is sad that, on the front page of the July 5 paper, an article was published describing gasoline prices as a “bargain” compared to other products sold by the gallon.
AG acted properly
July 10, 2005
am writing to clarify my remarks in an article dated July 6 about legal advice given by Atty. Gen. Phill Kline to the Kansas Board of Education. At the time I was interviewed I was not aware of the circumstances surrounding General Kline’s legal opinion. As a matter of fact, I was under the impression that General Kline had volunteered his advice without being requested to do so. I have now learned that the opposite is true.
Democrats need to set firm direction
July 10, 2005
The Democracy Corps - run by three veteran political consultants, James Carville, Robert Shrum and Stan Greenberg - last week offered a mixture of good and bad news for the Democratic Party.
System worked
The process wasn’t pretty, but the result for Kansas schools was surprisingly positive.
July 10, 2005
Maybe we all should have had a little more faith in the system.
After five-year hiatus, country singer makes comeback
Jo Dee Messina’s latest album tops chart
July 10, 2005
The wait between albums was, in commercial terms, enormous: five years. For your everyday contemporary country star, such a spell is an eternity. Entire careers skyrocket and fizzle in less time.
Best Bets
July 10, 2005
 
Best jobs, sadly, tend to pay the worst
July 10, 2005
The best job I ever had required me to work long hours for no pay. The job description included serving as nurse, housekeeper, psychologist, short-order cook, laundry woman, chauffeur, hostess, accountant, party coordinator and secretary. Yep, the challenging position of wife/mother suited me to a tee!
Arts Notes
July 10, 2005
¢ Laura Boyle bets on ‘Las Vegas’
Music isn’t his gig
Marsalis brother expresses himself in photography, poetry and prose
July 10, 2005
He’s t.p. Luce, reading poetry at clubs in Baltimore and Washington, and he’s also Ellis Marsalis III - a Marsalis brother who decided early that music wasn’t his gig.
What are you reading?
July 10, 2005
 
Girls go wild for Christian boy band
July 10, 2005
The girls - most of them no older than 15, many wearing star-struck expressions - cluster around the souvenir stand after the concert, eagerly eyeing band T-shirts and CDs. It’s predictable behavior for the teens and tweens, having just watched a gyrating concert by an up-and-coming boy band, complete with polished, square-jawed, all-American frontman.
Simple approach best to conquer addictions
July 10, 2005
I got simple-minded in order to quit smoking four packs a day. My first simple idea was this: “You don’t have to quit forever, Roger. Only for a minute. And then another.” My second was this: “All you have to do is never lift a cigarette to your lips again.”
Imagination lifts stories beyond the ordinary
July 10, 2005
It’s no stretch to say that these three books will plant new ideas in young readers’ minds. “Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How A First Lady Changed America” (HarperCollins, $16.99) is a feel-good book about President Lyndon Johnson’s widow and her colorfilled vision.
River runs through history
Utah float trip cuts through red rock canyons, ancient ruins
July 10, 2005
After floating 6 miles down the silty river, across from alcoves perched in a red rock bluff, we row to shore and tie off the rafts. A short hike through a tamarisk thicket and sandy flats leads us to ruins of an Indian cliff dwelling, known as “River House.”
Risks of going under anesthesia
Studies warn of drug’s lingering effects
July 10, 2005
Anesthesia is not an area of medicine most folks profess to understand. As one anesthesiologist put it: “The lay public has the notion that we knock people on the head and they go to sleep, and then we knock them on the head again and they wake up.” But today, even doctors are realizing how little they know about the effects of heavy sedation.
Details emerging about nature of Britain bombings
July 10, 2005
Police radically revised the timing of the deadly blasts that tore through the London Underground, saying Saturday that the bombs were detonated just seconds apart - not 26 minutes as first reported. The explosions were so intense that none of the 49 known dead has yet been identified.
Police detail capture of BTK
July 10, 2005
Confessed serial killer Dennis Rader was still hunting for victims, and he would have never stopped, the head of a police task force said Friday night.
Children need hour of exercise per day, panel says
Experts cite decline in participation of high school physical education classes
July 10, 2005
Children should get an hour of exercise over the course of each day, a panel of national obesity experts has concluded, seeking to end confusion on the matter.
Whistleblower paints picture of impropriety at KU
July 10, 2005
Kansas University leaders say they keep close tabs on how supplies, machinery and equipment are used across campus. Bill Reed disputes that.
Speeding ticket case bounces radar reading back at police
Appeal focuses on officer training, environmental interference
July 10, 2005
Douglas County District Court rarely is tied up with people battling speeding tickets.
Cemetery’s fate not yet put to rest
City not sure how much longer it will have responsibility for maintenance
July 10, 2005
City Manager Mike Wildgen is waiting like everyone else to learn the fate of the troubled Memorial Park Cemetery.
Area briefs
July 10, 2005
¢ First West Nile case in horse reported ¢ Travel policies to be reviewed ¢ Lawrence resident takes state leadership
Patrol seeks fuel deals
July 10, 2005
The Journal-World has found a gas price as low as $2.26 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Experts: War on terror will be an endless fight
July 10, 2005
New York and Washington. Bali, Riyadh, Istanbul, Madrid. And now London. When will it end? Where will it all lead?
Crossbow hunting making comeback
July 10, 2005
Just the basic measures of his buck - 15 points on its sweeping antlers, 10th-largest in the Pennsylvania record books - are impressive.
Spice rack can supply some health remedies
July 10, 2005
It’s common knowledge that spices can add serious mojo to your meat loaf and zest to your spaghetti, but Family Circle magazine reports how these seasonings may hold the answers to everything from sleep and memory problems to chronic coughs. Among them:
Grosdidier consistent, shoots par
Golfer leads by two at LAGA tournament
July 10, 2005
It was not a perfect day for Mike Grosdidier. At least, not if you ask him.
Oswalt wins sixth straight start
Astros hurler stymies Dodgers; Biggio ties Bonds for 49th on hit list
July 10, 2005
Roy Oswalt didn’t need to be at the top of his game for yet another win at home.
Briefcase
July 10, 2005
¢ German airline tests biometric tickets ¢ Labor pool lacks qualified candidates ¢ Name that company
Stocks, interest rates harder to predict
July 10, 2005
As the second half of the financial year gets going in earnest, what can we expect? A bursting home-price bubble? A rebound in stocks? Oil prices going even higher?
Soda makers zero in on new market
July 10, 2005
Zero. Zilch. Zip. It’s the ultimate in diet thinking. And drinking.
Lawrence commuter report
July 10, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Briefly
July 10, 2005
¢ Diocese settles a dozen abuse lawsuits for $16M ¢ More to evacuate as wildfire spreads ¢ Suspect held in fires at two black churches ¢ Governor signs plan to end legislative shutdown
Death toll at 20; Fla. Keys mostly spared
July 10, 2005
Hurricane Dennis dealt a glancing blow to the Florida Keys on Saturday, knocking out power and leaving streets flooded with seaweed as it roared toward the storm-weary Gulf Coast, where nearly 1.4 million people were under evacuation orders.
Signs point to a rough hurricane season
Record number of early storms an ominous forecast
July 10, 2005
Arlene, Bret, Cindy and now Dennis. Storm hunters don’t expect to be hunched over their radar screens and dispatching chase aircraft until Labor Day. But 2005 is no normal year.
Senate girds for battle over Supreme Court choice
July 10, 2005
So the spectacle has begun: the rhetoric, the lobbying, the innuendo, the maneuvering, the claims and counterclaims, the punches and counterpunches.
Jackson’s blast capped 1971 classic
Previous All-Star game in Detroit featured 18 future Hall of Famers
July 10, 2005
Detroit - Al Kaline still recalls the distinct sound and the spectacular sig
Ballpark opposites
Comerica Park has amenities Tiger Stadium didn’t, but is that a good thing?
July 10, 2005
The Motor City skyline looms beyond the outfield, Ty Cobb and Al Kaline are honored with majestic statues, and many of the amenities money can buy are plentiful at the latest home of the Detroit Tigers.
Commentary: IOC wrong to cut baseball, softball
Some voters might have expected golf, rugby to be added to Games, but it didn’t happen
July 10, 2005
Trust the International Olympic Committee to drop the ball. Make that a couple of balls - baseball and softball, to be specific.
Faces and places
July 10, 2005
On the record
July 10, 2005
U.S., Iraqi forces launch new offensive
Raids will focus on insurgents in Sunni province
July 10, 2005
Hundreds of U.S. Marines and Iraqi soldiers have launched new raids against insurgent strongholds in a volatile Sunni province, officials said Saturday.
Others’ adventures fail to trigger Kansan’s wanderlust
July 10, 2005
An old friend from high school and college days called not long ago to report that he was on his way back to Nepal. That country is in a state of civil war. The king, a feudal authoritarian who deploys death squads against his enemies, controls the cities. Maoist guerrillas rule the countryside. People on both sides suspected of aiding the opposition routinely “disappear.”
Horoscopes
July 10, 2005
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Reality TV gets dance fever
July 10, 2005
Shall we dance, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” asked viewers. The mildly astonishing answer was: Heck, yes.
Best Sellers
July 10, 2005