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Firefighters extinguish car fire on Bob Billings Parkway
July 11, 2005
Firefighters extinguished a car fire early this afternoon in a parking lot at 5020 Bob Billings Parkway.
Wilk receives national award
July 11, 2005
State Rep. Kenny Wilk was honored today with a national award for his work to gain passage of a biosciences initiative in the Kansas Legislature, but the Lansing legislator shared the spotlight with the state’s efforts to gain a foothold in the new economic frontier.
Warm, dry conditions continue
July 11, 2005
Crank up your air conditioner and water the grass — another hot, dry day is in store for Lawrence.
Lawrence High School honor roll
July 11, 2005
Lawrence High School announces its second semester 2004-05 honor roll.
Interim Kyrgyzstan leader has strong lead in election
July 11, 2005
Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who took over the interim leadership of Kyrgyzstan when its president fled an uprising three months ago, headed to an overwhelming victory in presidential elections, according to results released today.
Luxembourg approves embattled EU constitution
July 11, 2005
Luxembourg approved the European Union’s proposed constitution Sunday despite uncertainty over its future, prompting the nation’s premier to say it had put the charter “back on the European agenda” after recent rejections.
Ten Afghan soldiers beheaded after Taliban ambush
July 11, 2005
Suspected Taliban gunmen ambushed a border patrol in the desert near the frontier with Pakistan, killing and beheading 10 Afghan soldiers, a provincial governor said Sunday. Violence elsewhere left 15 rebels and soldiers dead.
Lawrence datebook
July 11, 2005
On the record
July 11, 2005
Development plan 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 11, 2005
Commissioners will consider approving a development plan for Park West Gardens, a 70-unit multifamily development that would be located north of Overland Drive between Eisenhower Drive and Queens Road.
Nutrition kitchen needs a treasurer
July 11, 2005
Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen is seeking a volunteer to act as treasurer.
Cubs enter break riding sweep
Maddux dominates Florida; Lee homers, adds four RBIs in 9-2 Chicago victory
July 11, 2005
Derrek Lee and Greg Maddux sent the Chicago Cubs into the All-Star break on a high note.
Wilson dedicates win to Britons
July 11, 2005
Justin Wilson briefly admired the trophy he earned for his first Champ Car victory, then the Englishman quickly dedicated his triumph to fellow Britons still reeling from last week’s bomb attacks in London.
Montoya’s gamble pays off
July 11, 2005
Juan Pablo Montoya took a risk to win the British Grand Prix, one of the few moves that has worked this season for the former Indy 500 champion.
Finally, ‘Little E’ gets big ‘W’
Earnhardt edges Kenseth for first win of season
July 11, 2005
The roar from the crowd told the story after Sunday’s NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is back.
Royals prospect lifts World team, 4-0
July 11, 2005
Justin Huber has been to the All-Star Futures game three times, and he’s not real interested in coming back.
Stephenson bolting for Oklahoma
Longtime Wichita State baseball coach takes Sooners job
July 11, 2005
Longtime Wichita State baseball coach Gene Stephenson was hired as the new coach at Oklahoma on Sunday, succeeding Larry Cochell, who resigned last season after using a racial slur during off-camera interviews.
Hayden, Edwards finish 1-2 at Moto GP
July 11, 2005
Nicky Hayden became the first U.S. rider to win a world MotoGP race in five years Sunday, leading from start to finish to beat fellow American Colin Edwards in the U.S. Grand Prix.
Raiders’ streak snapped
July 11, 2005
Going for consecutive victory No. 13 turned out to be unlucky for the Lawrence Raiders on Sunday, as they fell to the host team, 9-6.
Outlaws snag split
Lawrence wins nightcap, 12-9, after 6-0 loss
July 11, 2005
Outlaws coach Brad Romme did not want to call it revenge, but after watching his team’s performance in the first game, the second game certainly was a dose of retribution.
City briefs
July 11, 2005
¢ Kief’s schedules viewing party for Tour de France ¢ Museum will be site of Bloomington celebration ¢ School supplies program accepting applications ¢ Access to archives part of ‘White Gloves Tour’
Patrol seeks fuel deals
July 11, 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.
Wildlife on KU’s west campus has given way to development
July 11, 2005
Going to work at Kansas University’s Nichols Hall used to be a bit like a wildlife expedition for Nancy Hanson.
Monsignor Krische bids farewell
Priest served 28 years at KU’s Catholic center
July 11, 2005
Monsignor Vince Krische received a fond farewell and a big surprise during an emotional sendoff Sunday at the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center, where he worked and lived over the past 28 years.
Gambling, taxes next on agenda
July 11, 2005
One education funding invoice has been paid, but legislators could have a larger bill coming due next year, forcing them to consider new gambling, higher taxes or school consolidation - a subject they’ve dodged for four decades.
Grant eyed for East Hills traffic safety
$2.5 million would be used for new entrance
July 11, 2005
City engineers hope to strike while the iron is still hot when it comes to traffic safety improvements near the East Hills Business Park.
People in the news
July 11, 2005
¢ Willie Nelson sometimes forgets to promote reggae ¢ Shields to take on ‘Chicago’ ¢ R&B artist to sing anthem at the All-Star game ¢ Skateboarder conquers Great Wall of China ¢ Museum to honor Winfrey, ‘Hotel Rwanda’ inspiration ¢ Celebrity stalker sentenced
Israel acknowledges barrier will cut off Palestinians’ access to Jerusalem
July 11, 2005
Israel’s Cabinet on Sunday affirmed a plan to surround Jerusalem with a barrier, despite protests by Palestinians, who say the Israelis are unilaterally redrawing the disputed city’s boundaries and shifting its demographic balance in favor of Jews.
Dennis loses punch before hitting Gulf Coast
July 11, 2005
Hurricane Dennis roared quickly through the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast Sunday with a 120-mph bluster of blinding squalls and crashing waves, but shellshocked residents emerged to find far less damage than when Ivan took nearly the same path 10 months ago.
Apartment fire leaves several homeless
Blaze damages four units at Village Square
July 11, 2005
A two-alarm fire that caused “significant damage” to a third-floor apartment Sunday night is under investigation by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical.
Ryun restarting Student Ambassadors Program
July 11, 2005
U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun’s re-election campaign announced it will restart the “Run with Ryun Student Ambassadors Program.”
DUI evidence against sheriff tossed
July 11, 2005
A DUI charge against Mitchell County Sheriff Doug Daugherty could be dropped after a district judge on Friday ruled breath test results in the case were inadmissible.
Robber sentenced to 12 life terms
July 11, 2005
A Kansas City career criminal has been sentenced to 12 life terms in prison for his part in a series of holdups at bars, liquor stores and other businesses over a six-week period.
Senate reconvenes, anticipates court vacancy debate
July 11, 2005
Facing the possibility of two Supreme Court vacancies, the Senate appears headed toward a long, hot summer, politically speaking, that threatens to push other legislative business aside.
Lawyer: Rove did not use CIA agent’s name
July 11, 2005
White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove spoke with at least one reporter about Valerie Plame’s role at the CIA before she was identified as a covert agent in a newspaper column two years ago, but Rove’s lawyer said Sunday that his client did not identify her by name.
Memo shows outline for major U.S., British troop withdrawal by mid-2006
July 11, 2005
The United States and Britain are drawing up plans to withdraw the majority of their troops from Iraq by the middle of next year, according to a secret memo written for British Prime Minister Tony Blair by Defense Secretary John Reid.
Series of suicide bombings kills at least 48 people
Five attacks end relative lull in violence
July 11, 2005
A man strapped with explosives blew himself up Sunday at an Iraqi military recruiting center in Baghdad, one of a number of suicide attacks that killed at least 48 people and ended a relative lull in violence in recent days.
Four assumed dead after trains collide
July 11, 2005
Two freight trains collided and partially derailed early Sunday, killing at least one crew member and leaving rescue crews searching for three others presumed dead in the wreckage.
Mother searches along highway for grave site
Teri Knight hopes her trek along I-80 will grab the public’s attention, inspire them to help
July 11, 2005
Squinting in the midday sun, Teri Knight scans the curtains of green fields that border this highway in search of clues that could lead her to a terrible place: the grave site of her murdered children.
DNA test identifies missing boy’s remains
July 11, 2005
Human remains discovered at a remote western Montana campsite were identified Sunday as Dylan Groene, the 9-year-old boy who disappeared nearly two months ago from the scene of three grisly slayings.
Briefcase
July 11, 2005
¢ United Airlines calls back flight attendants ¢ The week ahead
Using broad language on resume may keep employers’ doors open
July 11, 2005
My husband lost his job late last year. We had no idea that the job market was so tough. I’m wondering if his last job title, “vault teller,” is holding him back. His job was really shipping and receiving, but it was shipping and receiving money. Would this prevent companies from taking a chance on him?
Wave of criticism accompanies ports’ decision to extend hours
July 11, 2005
In coming weeks, a cavalcade of behemoth cargo ships loaded with everything from toys to cars will descend on the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Bush should surprise Senate
July 11, 2005
If I were choosing a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, I would pick someone not unlike her: a woman who held her own ground and was willing to vote with the more liberal wing at times and the more conservative wing at other times
Why has U.S. been spared?
July 11, 2005
The London bombing once again begs the question: Why haven’t terrorists struck the United States in the last four years?
New solution
July 11, 2005
It is hard for me to understand why Americans don’t see the full importance of Social Security reform. I have been paying into Social Security for a few years now, and I want to know that the money will be there when I get older.
Try democracy
July 11, 2005
The Journal-World has repeatedly editorialized against the conservatives’ attempts to pass a constitutional amendment limiting the Supreme Court’s authority over school funding. In its latest editorial (July 6), the Journal-World stated: “A blanket ban on the court freezing school funding presumably would mean that no matter what the Legislature did or didn’t do, the court would be powerless to force a correction. If so Kansans would be without recourse even if legislators decided to reduce, rather than increase, school funding.”
Sacrifices
July 11, 2005
On July 4, we celebrated our many freedoms that other countries do not enjoy. Freedom, though, has boundaries set by standards and responsibilities. Changing the standards without accepting the responsibility to adhere to and uphold them has weakened the protection of those boundaries and has resulted in decay of the society.
In praise of justice’s ‘persuadable mind’
July 11, 2005
So now we say goodbye to Sandra Day O’Connor.
Lifetime’s love and death on Long Island
July 11, 2005
Nobody watches “ripped-from-the-headlines” movies for the plot, so the makers of “Murder in the Hamptons” (8 p.m., Lifetime) wisely decided to ramp up the camp value and emphasize the deranged behavior of its pretty protagonist. Based on the well-documented murder of Wall Street gazillionaire Ted Ammon (David Sutcliffe), “Hamptons” stars Poppy Montgomery (“Without a Trace”) as Ammon’s wife, Generosa.
Shuttle countdown begins
July 11, 2005
The countdown for NASA’s return to space began Sunday amid sky-high anticipation, although Hurricane Dennis threatened to interfere with the liftoff of the first shuttle mission in more than two years.
Horoscopes
July 11, 2005
For Monday, July 11
Police follow up on tips as Britons mourn
July 11, 2005
Britons gathered in churches Sunday and piled bouquets of flowers at an Underground station to mourn victims of last week’s bomb attacks on London’s transport system as police sorted through hundreds of tips from the public.
National Zoo’s panda cub appears to be healthy
July 11, 2005
The National Zoo’s newborn panda cub is squealing and murmuring in apparent vigorous health, while its mother, Mei Xiang, is gaining confidence and is utterly absorbed in caring for her baby, keepers said Sunday.
Foster job ends; parenting never will
July 11, 2005
For 34 years, Phil and Pat McPhail have cared for some of the state’s most troubled, most abused children.
Southern Colorado wildfire leads to voluntary evacuation
8,000-acre blaze quadrupled in size in 24 hours
July 11, 2005
A fast-moving wildfire forced the voluntary evacuation of a ranching community Sunday as flames roared through tinder-dry fuel in southern Colorado.
Pitch perfect
Lawrence Horseshoe Club hits the pits hoping for steady aim and lucky tosses
July 11, 2005
Members of the Lawrence Horseshoe Club meet every Thursday evening at Broken Arrow Park to hit the pits and perfect their game before the next big tournament. Journal-World photographer Scott McClurg joined them during a few recent practice sessions.
Free State High School honor roll
July 11, 2005
Free State High School announces its second semester 2004-2005 honor roll.
Briefly
July 11, 2005
¢ Biplanes collide, killing both pilots ¢ German opposition pledges revived U.S. ties ¢ Edmund Hillary joins call to protect Everest ¢ Leaders stop short of asking Arroyo to quit
Kansas University right on track for completion of major research facility
July 11, 2005
Kansas University appears to be winning the race for getting a major research facility completed by the end of the year.
Athletics still own White Sox
Emerging sluggers lift Oakland to three-game sweep
July 11, 2005
After a terrible start, Dan Johnson and the rest of his Oakland teammates can’t complain about the way they finished the first half.
Popular Platz gains city title
July 11, 2005
From the way Stewart Platz played down the stretch at the Lawrence Amateur Golf Assn.’s Men’s City Championship, the 48-year-old didn’t appear nervous at all.
Royals rally before they fall
Sweeney continues to swing a sizzling bat, extending an 11-for-15 run
July 11, 2005
A small round ball and a ragged piece of wood went flying toward Mark Teahen.
Former Firebird Brunfeldt dominates for Aquahawks
July 11, 2005
The tall and lanky swimmer careened through pedestrian traffic along the main pool at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, literally and figuratively head-and-shoulders above the competition during the final day of the Roger Hill Invitational on Sunday.
Self wishes Giddens good luck at UNM
July 11, 2005
Hot on the summer recruiting trail, Bill Self learned of former Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens’ decision to transfer to the University of New Mexico late Saturday night while working a camp out East.
Mental health needs viewed from two angles
Bert Nash director, undersheriff both have interests in shoring up current system
July 11, 2005
When David Johnson roams the halls of his office, he’s greeted by walls of rich, dark hardwood, soft carpets and warm lighting. When Kenneth Massey roams the halls of his office, the scene is much different. Cold steel, hard concrete and plenty of peering eyes.
Ethanol production sees more interest
July 11, 2005
The large number of cattle in southwest Kansas makes it a prime area for ethanol production, according to a consultant hired to study the feasibility of an ethanol plant in Seward County.
Chairman accuses leaders of neglecting civil rights gains
July 11, 2005
Renewing his attack on conservatives and the Bush administration Sunday, NAACP chairman Julian Bond accused national leaders of rolling back past civil rights gains, crippling efforts to battle racism and undermining democracy.
U.N. diplomats eager to have United States ambassador chosen
July 11, 2005
As John R. Bolton’s nomination to become the next ambassador to the United Nations hangs in limbo, diplomats here say they don’t care how a new U.S. envoy gets here, as long as one comes soon.
Praise for Moos
July 11, 2005
I was delighted to read, about 10 days ago, the Saturday Column which pointed out the contributions of professor Felix Moos, not only to the university but to the community and state.
Bus benefits
It looks like now may be the time to get serious about merging the two bus systems that operate in Lawrence.
July 11, 2005
It appears that a door is opening to the possibility of merging the two bus systems that serve Kansas University and the rest of Lawrence. Combining the two systems long has been seen as a way to make the city’s T more efficient and try to pay its way. City officials should pursue vigorously any opportunity to merge with the student-run KU on Wheels.
Lance gives up lead - for now
July 11, 2005
Lance Armstrong is content to let someone else wear the yellow jersey at the Tour de France - for now.
Briefly
July 11, 2005
¢ Two planes practicing for air show collide ¢ Pump prices surge to record $2.33 a gallon ¢ Catholic reform group calls for tougher laws ¢ Freed prison writer files for bankruptcy