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Bobcat killed on road
July 15, 2005
A full-grown female bobcat was struck by a car early Friday evening in south Lawrence - a fairly unusual event, according to an area game warden.
KU releases internal investigation report
01:53 p.m., July 15, 2005 Updated 02:45 p.m.
The Kansas University athletics department today released its internal investigation reports submitted to the NCAA in June regarding rules violations in football and both men’s and women’s basketball. Of the 14 violations discovered, eight were linked to football, five to women’s basketball and one to men’s basketball.
Man pleads no contest in traffic fatality
July 15, 2005
The 23-year-old Lawrence man involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident on West Sixth Street earlier this year pleaded no contest this morning in Douglas County District Court to involuntary manslaughter and his second DUI offense.
Hemenway, Perkins to discuss NCAA report
July 15, 2005
Kansas University chancellor Robert Hemenway and athletic director Lew Perkins will discuss this afternoon a report the school has delivered to the NCAA regarding rules compliance issues that occurred during a period that ended in 2003.
Hot weather to extend through weekend
July 15, 2005
Pull out the sunglasses and ice down some drinks. Lawrence will have another day of clear skies and temperatures in the 90s, says Tim Reith, 6News meteorologist.
A dying breed still fully at your service
Gas station preserves piece of Americana
July 15, 2005
Lawrence resident Elizabeth Peters pulled up to the gas pump and waited in her car. Moments later, a man dressed in a blue work shirt and pants strolled out of an auto shop and walked up to her car window. They chatted briefly, and the man walked away to get to work. He pumped gas into Peters’ car, cleaned the windshield, inspected the tire pressure and checked the oil.
Muslim support for bin Laden, violence on decline
Poll results also reveal wide support for democracy
July 15, 2005
Osama bin Laden’s standing has dropped significantly in some pivotal Muslim countries, while support for suicide bombings and other acts of violence has “declined dramatically,” according to a new survey released Thursday.
Number of pets left in hot cars on the increase
July 15, 2005
If you thought only cats had nine lives, then you haven’t met Sally Anne, a 5-month-old beagle mix who recently survived being trapped inside a car in scorching heat.
KU professor searching for Santa Fe Trail
July 15, 2005
Bill Johnson knows, somewhere among the wildflowers and mowed grass of Schumacher Park, traders in covered wagons in the 1800s rode by on their way to Santa Fe, N.M. Exactly where is a mystery.
Birth procedure investigated; woman to picket board
July 15, 2005
Lawrence resident Devina Garrett believes every person has a right to say “yes” or “no” to medical treatment. “I also think every person should educate themselves so they can make their own informed decision,” she said. “Too many people rely on the advice of their doctor.”
Girl auto enthusiast likes being in the minority
17-year-old prefers gears and motors to dresses
July 15, 2005
Danielle Jones is 17 years old and has never worn high heels. She prefers pants to skirts, car talk to gossip, and guys to gals for friends.
Attorney admonished in rape case
19-year-old accused of assaulting 15-year-old
July 15, 2005
A 19-year-old Lawrence man was ordered Thursday to stand trial on accusations he raped his roommate’s underage sister.
Cubs’ Prior too tough for Pirates
Chicago ace allows two hits in eight innings in fourth start since returning from DL
July 15, 2005
Mark Prior knows how to build up his arm strength after a stint on the disabled list. He’s had plenty of experience. In just his fourth start since coming off the DL after a line drive fractured a bone in his pitching elbow, Prior looked strong and ready Thursday, pretty much in top form.
A-Rod connects off Schilling
Ninth-inning home run lifts Yankees past Red Sox
July 15, 2005
There was no blood on Curt Schilling’s sock when he faced the New York Yankees this time. No bite on his splitter, either.
Marlins designate pitcher Leiter for assignment
July 15, 2005
Al Leiter’s second stint with Florida never came close to matching his fantastic first one. Now, Leiter won’t get the chance to turn around his sinking season with the Marlins.
Ex-Jayhawk to have new jail hearing
July 15, 2005
Tywanne Aldridge, a former Kansas University football player convicted in 2000 on federal drug and gun charges, may have his 13-year prison sentence reduced.
Stairs’ blasts lift Greinke, K.C.
Veteran collects six RBIs to help young pitcher earn victory
July 15, 2005
Matt Stairs and Zack Greinke turned their fortunes around Thursday night. Stairs hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and drove in six runs, and Greinke won for the first time since May 31 as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers, 12-9.
Like a family festival’
Racers agree: Twilight race fun, yet still competitive
July 15, 2005
With a race called the Devil Take the Hind Most, Thursday’s Twilight Bicycle Race at Haskell Indian Nations University wouldn’t seem to qualify as family fun.
Jayhawk trainers diligent
In wake of MU death, Dr. Magee confident KU does ‘good job’
July 15, 2005
Dr. Larry Magee, Kansas University’s director of sports medicine, knows tragic news like this week’s death of a Missouri football player is unavoidable — no matter how much that hurts to admit.
Wie wins twice at U.S. Public Links
Fifteen-year-old golfer advances to tourney quarterfinals
July 15, 2005
Michelle Wie is three match-play victories away from a likely invitation to Augusta National.
Willie takes reggae turn with ‘Countryman’
July 15, 2005
Willie Nelson is so prolific that sometimes even he forgets he has another record coming out. At a recent show here with Bob Dylan, Nelson performed a long list of hits, but not a single song from his long-awaited reggae album, “Countryman,” which was released Tuesday.
Britain mourns in silence
Investigators seek fifth suspect; country honors victims
July 15, 2005
British and FBI officials investigating an al-Qaida connection in the London terrorist attacks focused Thursday on an Egyptian-born chemist who studied in the United States and an 18-year-old Briton of Pakistani descent believed to have set off the bomb aboard a red double-decker bus.
Area briefs
July 15, 2005
¢ State records second human West Nile case ¢ Former officer acquitted on stripping charges
Spencer, six Jayhawks advance
July 15, 2005
Lawrence native Nathaniel Spencer and six members of Kansas University’s golf team won in the first round of Kansas Amateur match play Thursday at Colbert Hills.
SRS gets bonus for food program
July 15, 2005
Two years ago, federal officials fined the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services nearly $1.5 million for messing up one of every 10 food stamp applications.
On the record
July 15, 2005
 
National Guard bill becomes law
July 15, 2005
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has signed into law a bill limiting the state’s costs in providing $250,000 in benefits to families of Kansas National Guard members killed while on active duty in combat zones.
Chocolate’ a tasty confection
July 15, 2005
If this were the first cinematic adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” it would likely be hailed a masterpiece. By capturing the dark menace and fairy tale wonder of Dahl’s work, the picture is a visionary imagining of a nearly unfilmable children’s book. Only it’s NOT the first version.
Key ally crashes, but Armstrong retains lead
July 15, 2005
Not everything went according to plan for Lance Armstrong on Thursday at the Tour de France. The American retained his overall lead on the last of three days in the Alps. The loss of Manuel Beltran, however, could be critical in the upcoming Pyrenees.
Insurgents strike Green Zone; one would-be bomber captured
July 15, 2005
Iraqi and U.S. forces captured a suicide bomber before he could detonate his explosive belt Thursday and announced a key suspect in the kidnap-slaying of Egypt’s top envoy to Iraq had been arrested in what was hailed as a blow to the terrorist network.
Airlines grapple with fare turbulence
July 15, 2005
The nation’s airlines have posted operating losses north of $22 billion since the start of 2001. And the flood of red ink - at the heart of the brewing showdown between Northwest Airlines and its mechanics’ union - shows no sign of stopping soon.
Church to break ground on west Lawrence campus
July 15, 2005
Saturday’s going to be a big day for First United Methodist Church, and the Rev. David Livingston’s just glad to be a part of it. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the church and for me. It’s hard to imagine, as a pastor, having a career highlight that’s going to surpass this,” says Livingston, associate pastor of the church located at 946 Vt.
Lawrence Datebook
July 15, 2005
 
Tiger shoots solid 66, snags first-round lead
July 15, 2005
From behind the seventh green at St. Andrews, all anyone could see was Tiger Woods’ head bobbing up and down from the deep bottom of Shell bunker.
Woodling: Any KU violations likely null
July 15, 2005
Mid-July musings while wondering if anybody missed the Royals during the All-Star break : Ever since the NCAA punished the men’s basketball program in 1988, Kansas University’s athletic program has been squeaky clean. But the squeaky may be coming off.
Rove reportedly given CIA agent’s identity by magazine reporter
July 15, 2005
Presidential confidant Karl Rove testified to a grand jury that he learned the identity of a CIA operative originally from journalists, then informally discussed the information with a Time magazine reporter days before the story broke, according to a person briefed on the testimony.
Coroner releases preliminary results
Infection, trauma, foul play ruled out in death of Missouri linebacker O’Neal, autopsy reveals
July 15, 2005
The death of University of Missouri football player Aaron O’Neal was not caused by infection, trauma or foul play, the Boone County medical examiner said Thursday, but complete autopsy results won’t be available for weeks, pending further tests.
Local briefs
July 15, 2005
¢ Family of bobcats leaves area overnight ¢ KU student killed in car accident ¢ Seventh and Kentucky intersection now open ¢ Tournament scam hearing delayed ¢ Osage County residents advised to boil water
States ready to abandon idea of radioactive dump
July 15, 2005
Representatives from four states seemed ready Thursday to abandon two decades of work to build a low-level radioactive waste dump but keep intact their organization in case public health and environmental problems arise.
Show goes on after Eminem’s tour bus crashes
July 15, 2005
Rap star Eminem planned to put on a show in Denver on Thursday night, even though three members of his entourage were among 11 people injured when his tour bus crashed on a Missouri interstate.
Kansas City’s Taser use under fire
July 15, 2005
Kansas City’s police chief has recommended firing two officers for allegedly misusing a Taser stun gun on a handcuffed man last year. The officers, David Easley and Matthew Howell, and Chief Jim Corwin met before the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners on Wednesday.
People
July 15, 2005
¢ Former ‘Dukes’ star urges fans to pass on film version ¢ Birthdays
Emily gaining strength
Hurricane kills one in Grenada
July 15, 2005
Hurricane Emily grew even more powerful Thursday after slamming into Grenada, tearing up crops, flooding streets and striking at homes still under repair from last year’s storms. At least one man was killed.
Democrats push for Rove investigation
July 15, 2005
Democrats stirred the pot Thursday in the case of powerful presidential aide Karl Rove and the news leak that unmasked a CIA agent.
Briefly - World
July 15, 2005
¢ Israeli woman killed by rocket from Gaza ¢ Envoys get head start on N. Korea nuclear talks
Monarchs hold off Stars
July 15, 2005
Ticha Penicheiro scored 13 points, DeMya Walker added 11, and the cold-shooting Sacramento Monarchs held on for a ragged 72-61 victory Thursday over San Antonio.
Best Bets
July 15, 2005
 
Hopping back in time
Tree Frog reunion offers Lawrence a taste of ‘70s scene
July 15, 2005
More than 2,000 Young Republicans were cheering for the members of Tree Frog. But before they could strum a note, they had to allow the Secret Service to take position.
Delta raises some ticket costs; others follow suit
July 15, 2005
Delta Air Lines Inc. blamed persistently high fuel costs Thursday as the nation’s third biggest carrier raised the cap on its most expensive fares by $100, a move that was quickly matched by several rivals. Airline stocks rose on the news.
Programs can help disabled buy homes
July 15, 2005
My sister is partially disabled, so her income is fairly low. Her credit is good, but she doesn’t earn enough to qualify for a conventional mortgage. Are there any special loan programs that help disabled people get a home loan?
Earnings, inflation data spur buying
Standard & Poor’s reaches four-year high
July 15, 2005
A trifecta of good news - positive economic data, strong earnings and a sharp drop in oil prices - sent stocks sharply higher Thursday and lifted the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to a four-year high. The Nasdaq composite index also moved into positive territory for 2005.
Briefcase
July 15, 2005
¢ Harley-Davidson shares gain ground ¢ Serologicals cuts 36 research jobs ¢ Wal-Mart: Fired VP helped hide scheme
Commodities
July 15, 2005
 
Civilian death toll in Iraq mounting
July 15, 2005
Figures obtained Thursday by The Associated Press from Iraqi government ministries show violent deaths among Iraqi civilians far exceeded those of soldiers or police during the first six months of this year.
Rude drivers
July 15, 2005
 
Recycling gap
July 15, 2005
 
Accountability
July 15, 2005
 
Briefly - Nation
July 15, 2005
¢ Pentagon adviser: U.S. erred with WMD claims ¢ Appeals court overturns ban on Canadian beef ¢ DeLay: Action on Social Security unlikely until fall ¢ Rehnquist to stay on court, if health permits ¢ Sunday shuttle launch a long shot for NASA ¢ Evolution back in court as textbook targeted
Patriotic pride
July 15, 2005
 
Baldwin High School and Perry Middle School Honor Rolls
July 15, 2005
Baldwin High School announces its second quarter 2004-2005 honor roll students. And Perry Middle School announces its 2004-2005 year-end honor rolls.
Free State High School Honor Roll
July 15, 2005
Free State High School announces its second semester 2004-2005 honor roll:
Teach a constitutional lesson
July 15, 2005
A long time ago (47 years to be exact) in another culture and when television was in glorious black and white, composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein inaugurated a TV series called “Young People’s Concerts.” The objective was to teach classical music to children in hopes that when they became adults they would appreciate and even love the genre.
Langford’s Mavs top Simien’s Heat
July 15, 2005
Keith Langford barely won bragging rights from former Kansas University basketball teammate Wayne Simien on Thursday afternoon in Long Beach, Calif.
Wedding Crashers’ marries newest, funniest couple
July 15, 2005
Fast is funny. Faster is funnier. When it comes to comedy, that’s the rule. “Wedding Crashers” is a rude, raunchy and rib-splitting romp through male misbehavior at its worst.
First Charlie Bucket content to pass on golden ticket
July 15, 2005
Peter Ostrum takes off his hay-scratched cap and gloves, then walks into a classroom at Lowville Academy. “This is the boy,” a teacher says, introducing a smiling, 47-year-old mustachioed man.
Correction
July 15, 2005
A caption in Thursday’s Pulse section incorrectly identified a photo of a tropical flower. The plant pictured was a bromeliad.
Pump patrol
July 15, 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.
Horoscopes
July 15, 2005
 
Adult store owner determined to stay put
July 15, 2005
Sex toys don’t sell themselves. Richard Osburn, owner of the sexual novelty store Naughty But Nice, said even his business lived by the mantra “Location, location, location.” Osburn said that’s why he planned to fight any efforts by the city to make him move his business from its five-year home at 1741 Mass.
Doctors back teen birth control
July 15, 2005
Abstinence-only sex education for teenagers took another hit last week when a prominent group of pediatricians came out in support of giving them access to birth control.
Iraqi troops far from ready to take over
July 15, 2005
You see them everywhere in the Iraqi capital - careening down city streets in white Toyota pickup trucks with mounted machine guns; manning checkpoints to foil suicide bombers. These are the new Iraqi security forces.
K-10 safety
Congratulations to local officials who pressed their case for safer access to East Hills Business Park.
July 15, 2005
Many drivers who regularly travel Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence were stunned last April when the Kansas Department of Transportation announced that no action was needed to improve safety at the highway’s intersection with the entrance to East Hills Business Park.
This Weekend’s Highlights
July 15, 2005
 
Arts & Entertainment Calendar
July 15, 2005
 
Genre-bending in space
July 15, 2005
“Battlestar Galactica” (90 p.m., Sci Fi) opens its second season with a bang, demonstrating how a futuristic space opera can blend and defy television genres.