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Newest public sculpture recalls city’s tense, fiery battle to achieve freedom
July 17, 2005
Lawrence has something in common with the sculpture Stephen Johnson and Cotter Mitchell are creating in honor of its 150th birthday. Both were formed by heat and tension.
Best sellers
July 17, 2005
Horoscopes
July 17, 2005
For Sunday, July 17, 2005.
Armstrong fends off rivals
With teammates struggling, defending champ pulls away in climb
July 17, 2005
As the Pyrenean peak loomed, the assault Lance Armstrong was bracing for finally came. Here, the six-time champion knew, was a Tour de France moment of truth.
Big Unit baffles Boston
Johnson strikes out 10 in Yankees’ 7-4 victory
July 17, 2005
Randy Johnson is pitching like the ace the New York Yankees wanted - and not a moment too soon.
Drowning in retirement optimism
Experts cite procrastination for lack of savings
July 17, 2005
Most Americans are pretty sure they’ll do just fine in retirement. The latest Retirement Confidence Survey, released in April, found that 65 percent of workers either are very confident or somewhat confident they’ll have enough money to live comfortably in their retirement years.
Suicide bomber targets busy marketplace, killing 60
July 17, 2005
A man with a bomb strapped to his waist walked up to a fuel tanker and detonated himself Saturday, setting off a roaring inferno in the crowded and cramped streets of an impoverished town south of Baghdad that killed at least 60 people.
Should you feed that cuddly cub? Probably not
July 17, 2005
The woman who left me a phone message about a week ago had a problem. A young black bear appeared to have been orphaned in her neighborhood and couldn’t seem to fend for itself.
Anonymous sources pose credibility risk
July 17, 2005
Many of us in journalism are upset that the public seems largely indifferent to the jailing of one reporter and the prosecutor’s pursuit of several others in the leak of the identity of CIA employee Valerie Plame.
Crucial study
Many aspects of the future of Kansas schools will be affected by a state government study that’s currently under way.
July 17, 2005
There probably are hundreds, if not thousands, of government studies being conducted in Kansas right now but none as important as the education cost study being undertaken by the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit.
Williams admits mistakes
Communication breakdown led to improper gifts, ex-KU coach says
July 17, 2005
In Charlotte, N.C., to attend the wedding shower of his son and future daughter-in-law, Roy Williams wasn’t in much of a partying mood Saturday afternoon.
Football sanctions livable
Mangino was slowing flow of juco transfers
July 17, 2005
What effect, Kansas University football fans are wondering, will self-imposed sanctions have on coach Mark Mangino’s program?
Woodland reaches Amateur final
Kansas University golfer will take on ex-Jayhawk Shelton in today’s championship match
July 17, 2005
A pair of Jayhawks will face off today in the finals of the 95th Kansas Amateur golf match-play championship.
People in the news
July 17, 2005
¢ Sheryl Crow stands by cyclist ¢ Pop star sports cast, sling after slicing tendons in arm ¢ Village person charged with drug, gun possession ¢ Disneyland receives Hollywood honor ¢ ‘Las Vegas’ adds another recurring role
Faces and places
July 17, 2005
Briefcase
July 17, 2005
¢ Office manager starts pet-sitting service ¢ Eat, plan, breathe way to a better day ¢ Name that company
Poet’s showcase
July 17, 2005
Shipbuilding photographer follows sea, dreams
Boat installation among offerings in Downtown Gallery Walk
July 17, 2005
The swell of Chris Kilmer’s passion is audible when he talks about the ocean. He reminisces about the thrill of crashing through giant waves in a one-person sloop. You can almost taste his devotion, like saltwater spray on the lips.
Solving the courtship puzzle
Review: ‘Talley’s Folly’ duo holds audience spellbound
July 17, 2005
To begin with, you will not doubt for an instant that Kansas University student Aaron Champion is a middle-aged, middle-European Jew, nor that recent graduate Summer Eglinski is a rural southern Missourian. Both live so fully in their parts and speak so unerringly in their dialects that the illusion is complete and never broken.
On the record
July 17, 2005
Lawrence datebook
July 17, 2005
Families file lawsuit in helicopter crash
July 17, 2005
Relatives of two Navy sailors killed in a helicopter crash two years ago have filed lawsuits against the companies that built the aircraft, accusing them of negligence.
What are you reading?
July 17, 2005
Review: ‘Number’ a lyrical equation
July 17, 2005
Anjou Lovett is standing on a front porch in a village near Philadelphia, and she is asking questions of a total stranger.
Finding Faulkner
Collection at small Missouri school a treasure trove for scholars, admirers
July 17, 2005
People all over the world seem to know about the Center for Faulkner Studies, from Japanese and Chinese scholars who have studied here to Oprah Winfrey, who chose center director Robert Hamblin to help with her book club’s “Summer of Faulkner.”
1-year wonders
College coaches have mixed feelings: Is it worth recruiting a player who will bolt after one college season?
July 17, 2005
Roy Williams spent three years recruiting Marvin Williams, but coached him for just one season before the freshman forward left Chapel Hill, N.C., for the NBA.
Woods retains lead after gritty 1-under round
Olazabal, Monty lurking after solid third rounds at windy St. Andrews
July 17, 2005
Tiger Woods reached into the prickly gorse twice to retrieve his ball and take a penalty. He hung his head when a flop shot sailed from one end of the 16th green to the other. He dropped to his knees and flipped his putter like a baton.
Council: Aristide’s party should be barred from elections
July 17, 2005
A U.S.-backed advisory council that oversees Haiti’s interim government recommended Saturday that ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s political party be barred from upcoming elections, accusing the party of encouraging violence.
Biblical remains, bridge among new U.N. protected sites
July 17, 2005
A war-wrecked bridge whose reconstruction raised hopes that Bosnia could rebuild a multiethnic society and biblical remains in Israel were among 17 cultural wonders added to the U.N. list of protected World Heritage Sites, officials said Saturday.
Franchitti claims first win of year
Patrick leads nine laps but settles for seventh in IRL race
July 17, 2005
Home-track advantage finally paid for Dario Franchitti. Racing on the Nashville Superspeedway that he’s adopted as his own, Franchitti dipped inside Patrick Carpentier with seven laps to go and then drove away with the Firestone Indy 200 on Saturday night.
Towers furniture oft-cited violation
July 17, 2005
In the two-year investigation of wrongdoing within the Kansas University athletic department, no stone was left unturned.
Cards continue mastery of Astros
Houston ace Oswalt not enough to keep St. Louis from claiming 4-2 victory
July 17, 2005
Not even Roy Oswalt could put an end to the St. Louis Cardinals’ dominance over the Houston Astros.
Yankees acquire Leiter
July 17, 2005
The New York Yankees acquired left-hander Al Leiter - and most of the money to pay him - from the Florida Marlins and scheduled him to start today’s series finale against the Boston Red Sox.
City golfer third
July 17, 2005
Lawrence’s Sydney Wilson finished third in the 17-year-old division of the Kansas Women’s Golf Assn. Junior tournament last week at Leavenworth Country Club. Wilson, who will be a senior at Lawrence High, shot 84-83-167.
Raiders win pair
July 17, 2005
The Lawrence Raiders escaped a long day of baseball with a 2-0 mark at the Legion Zone Tournament, beating Overland Park, 7-5, and Pittsburg, 12-11.
Outlaws hold off pesky Mavericks
July 17, 2005
The Lawrence Mavericks just never make it easy on their crosstown rivals.
Publisher eyes ‘Potter’ sales report
July 17, 2005
Harry Potter fans swarmed book stores around the country over the weekend as Scholastic Corp. set plans to release a sales report on the book as early as today.
KU alumna to attend Royal Scottish Academy
July 17, 2005
A KU Music and Dance graduate was recently awarded a $25,000 Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship to attend the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland.
Do the math, and it’s easy to see why spaying is needed
July 17, 2005
80,399,780. Number of weeds in the garden? Latest price per gallon of gasoline? Number of doggie treats you’ve dispensed in your lifetime? Well, maybe. But try this on: 80,399,780 is actually the total number of felines that one unspayed female cat and one unneutered male and all of their offspring can produce in 10 years’ time.
Care facilities should be researched for quality
July 17, 2005
For those investigating a choice of nursing homes for a family member or loved one, figuring out which ones are good or not-so-good isn’t easy.
Briefly
July 17, 2005
¢ Hispanic civil-rights group meets ¢ Cheney completes routine physical ¢ Mayor promises inquiry for toddler killed by police
Reports show more fatalities than expected from birth control patch
July 17, 2005
Gingerly, Kathleen Thoren’s family gathered around her in the intensive care unit, unable to speak to their beloved sister, daughter, wife, or even stroke her hands. The slightest stimulation might create a fatal amount of pressure on the 25-year-old woman’s swollen brain, warned the doctors.
Slain Idaho boy remembered on birthday
Sister accurately remembers details of family’s murders, her abduction
July 17, 2005
On Saturday, more than 700 people filled a church to remember Dylan Groene, whose body was found in a Montana forest after he and his sister, Shasta, were abducted, on what would have been his 10th birthday. Friends talked about how he loved video games and motorcycle riding with his father.
Warnings ignored on cost of veterans’ care
July 17, 2005
Fellow Republicans warned House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Majority Leader Tom DeLay more than a year ago that the government would come up short - by at least $750 million - for veterans’ health care.
Lawrence commuter report
July 17, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Lawrence man takes command of unit
National Guard reorganizing
July 17, 2005
A Lawrence resident and former Jefferson County prosecutor is taking command of a Kansas Army National Guard unit as part of a Guard reorganization move.
Apartment fires spark proposals to update city code
Safety revisions would outlaw outdoor grilling on balconies, decks
July 17, 2005
No smoking. No fireworks. And soon - no hot dogs? If city fire officials have their way, many Lawrence apartment dwellers who step outside to grill burgers and such on a balcony or deck will be outlaws.
Eudora nursing home struggles to keep pace with changing role
Facility working to address deficiencies found during state inspections
July 17, 2005
Every day, Bob Lewis, 82, visits his wife, Verla, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
Age not slowing this 61-year-old’s need for speed
John Fike has spent more than 30 years racing the motorcycle tracks
July 17, 2005
Five wives have come and gone, but John Fike’s BSA 500 motorcycle remains by his side.
Junior finally winning
Earnhardt’s first victory lifting spirits of DEI team
July 17, 2005
This season has been a whole new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Young Stunnaz’ in works
July 17, 2005
NASCAR’s Roush Racing is setting up a driver-development program that will concentrate on young minority drivers.
It’s a dirty job …
New Jersey man continues longtime family tradition: selling special mud, used to rub down baseballs, to each of America’s professional teams
July 17, 2005
The tide was out and there was nobody around, so Jim Bintliff stepped into the narrow gully and sank down to his ankles, in imminent danger of losing a sneaker to the muddy bottom. A couple of steps later, he was hidden from view in the nameless creek - knee-deep in dirty, wet and absolutely top-secret baseball goo.
401k, IRA among top options for investing
July 17, 2005
The sooner you start saving for retirement, the better chance you have of having a comfortable old age, but statistics show that only 45 percent of workers in their 20s participate in 401(k) plans.
Podcasts making waves
Advertisers tune into Internet audio craze
July 17, 2005
The runaway popularity of blogging, which has turned everyday people into online news outlets, caught the media establishment off guard. The industry is trying not to make the same mistake with podcasting - which lets nearly anyone “broadcast” on the Internet.
Athletes take hits and make some of their own
Professional sports stars put musical skills to test
July 17, 2005
Boston Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo is just the latest pro athlete to moonlight as a musician. Here’s a list of some other hitmakers - and some misses:
Bankruptcies
July 17, 2005
The following Douglas County residents or businesses filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas, during the week ending Thursday.
Lawrence sod grower offer tips for turfgrass survival
July 17, 2005
Anxious homeowners needn’t worry about giving their new sod too much to drink.
Best Bets
July 17, 2005
 
Tapping IRA or 401(k) can be taxing affair
July 17, 2005
July 1 was an important anniversary for some Americans - the day the first baby boomers turned 59 1/2.
Senior Calendar
July 17, 2005
 
Library events
July 17, 2005
 
Sense for seniors
Companion pets should be chosen carefully
July 17, 2005
Studies show that having a pet can bring both emotional and health benefits to the elderly. But selecting a companion pet for an elderly person requires careful thought. Rather than making impulse decisions when purchasing a dog or a cat, older persons should consider several criteria.
Local farm grows into turfgrass market
Pine family fields 350 acres of sod, extending its reach from Topeka to K.C.
July 17, 2005
As a partner in a family farming business, Shawn Pine Bay has a habit of seeing the bright side of agricultural matters - especially when it comes to factors she can’t control.
Daughter seeks honor for mother’s design
Missourian sheds light on history of United States’ 49-star flag
July 17, 2005
Summer baked Holt County, and a farm wife sat on her front porch making marks on the cardboard back of a State Theater movie bill. Margaret Salfrank remembers her mother at work.
Emily edges past Jamaica, heads toward Mexican coast
July 17, 2005
Fishermen dragged skiffs to shore and surfers rode enormous waves as Hurricane Emily’s winds strengthened Saturday to 155 mph, passing south of Jamaica and on track to make a direct hit at Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.
Author says pitch scale, focus on body fat, bone
July 17, 2005
Toss your bathroom scale and stop “losing weight.” Losing weight is like losing your glasses, says Dr. Pamela Peeke. Sooner or later, you find them. To keep the weight off, you need to “remove” it.
Summer Meltdown
Doctors: Heat-related injuries preventable
July 17, 2005
Folks who will suffer heat-related illnesses this sweltering summer seem to have one thing in common. “They think they can handle it,” said Dr. Mark Levine, an emergency room physician with Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. “They’re outside and exercising and take a run around Forest Park and think that they don’t have to stop and get shade, or they don’t want to stop and drink fluids.
Soldiers’ divorce rate jumps 80 percent
July 17, 2005
Although surviving the chaos of Iraq, thousands of soldiers have become casualties of a fight they were poorly trained for: keeping control of their family lives during the separation of war. Men and women who feel lucky that their units suffered few fatalities say they can name dozens who returned home to empty houses, squandered bank accounts, divorce papers and restraining orders.
State pension fund deficit grew by $1 billion last year, officials say
July 17, 2005
The gap between what is paid into the pension fund for Kansas public employees and what will be required to pay future benefits grew by more than $1 billion last year, but officials say there isn’t cause for worry yet.
Precious Doe’ mother charged with food stamp, welfare fraud
July 17, 2005
The mother of a slain child whose beaten and decapitated body was dumped near a Kansas City, Mo., park was charged with obtaining food stamps and welfare assistance for the girl years after the child was killed.
Wichita garden columnist dies at 86
July 17, 2005
Frank Good, who spent 50 years writing a gardening column for Wichita newspapers, has died after a long illness. He was 86.
Tentative agreement reached on Aceh peace accord
July 17, 2005
The Indonesian government and separatist Aceh rebels reached a tentative agreement Saturday to end one of the world’s longest-running wars, negotiators from both sides said.
Police release image of bombers, move bus
July 17, 2005
Prime Minister Tony Blair warned on Saturday that an “evil ideology” of Islamic extremism was bent on spreading terror through the West, and authorities on three continents widened investigations into the London terrorist bombings. The number of people confirmed dead rose to 55.
State and local briefs
July 17, 2005
¢ Lawrence woman earns Army award ¢ Motorist injured in one-car accident ¢ Workshop to help with living wills ¢ Colby man’s body found in lake ¢ Alabama couple arrested in ‘97 death
Briefly - World
July 17, 2005
¢ Jailed youth retraces steps at beach ¢ Bus bomb kills five, including two tourists ¢ Firing of deputy leader shakes up ruling party ¢ Government tries to avoid tribunal ¢ Governors to work together to stop violence
Patrol seeks fuel deals
July 17, 2005
The Journal-World has found a gas price as low as $2.23 at three stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Legacy dying with those who knew dog
Marker a reminder of depot’s beloved canine
July 17, 2005
There will come a day, and it won’t be long, when all of those who knew George are gone. George was the loyal brown dog who more than 50 years ago made his home at the Union Pacific Train Depot. A stone marker bearing his name remains on the property, a reminder of the life and friendships that flourished in the once-bustling station.
Deep watering helps trees survive stress of hot months
July 17, 2005
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Re-enactment celebrates history
150th birthday brings hundreds to Clinton Lake
July 17, 2005
Hundreds gathered Saturday at Clinton Lake to celebrate the historic 150th anniversary of the Bloomington community with a re-enactment that included a tribute to Kansas’ first black military regiment.
Area fishing report
July 17, 2005
 
Lab teaches kids about ecosystem
July 17, 2005
The reality of the delicate prairie ecosystem was on display Saturday outside the Lawrence Public Library for children and accompanying adults to examine.
Pulling for Kids’ set Aug. 20 in Topeka
July 17, 2005
Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh and Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Topeka are asking everyone from professionals to occasional shooters to visit Topeka’s Ravenwood Lodge on Aug. 20 for the annual Pulling for Kids clay sporting event.
Urban areas in Colorado vulnerable to coyotes
July 17, 2005
The chances of Coloradoans and their pets encountering a coyote will increase over the summer as young coyote pups begin exploring and more people are outside enjoying warmer weather.
Late nesting may hold key to state waterfowl success
However, hunters may be disappointed in mallard numbers
July 17, 2005
A waterfowl survey conducted in May by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contains a mixed outlook. While the prairie pothole region of the north-central U.S. and south-central Canada was dry earlier in the spring, wetland conditions and duck populations on the prairies have shifted dramatically over what they have been in recent years.
Responsibility
July 17, 2005
First of all, to respond to Mr. Piehler’s quote about the do-gooders cleaning up the mess. I said, “would they feel so good if they cleaned up the mess around the church,” not whether they should clean it. Mr. Piehler, were you one of those who were cleaning today, July 12?
Ongoing threat
July 17, 2005
I attended the court hearing in Leavenworth regarding sexual predator housing. I am angry! The attorney and others advocating for Leroy Hendricks kept trying to compare sexual predator housing to the housing of the mentally disabled or the elderly. Hendricks is both, but he also is categorized as a violent sexual predator.
Travel brief
July 17, 2005
¢ Top Ten Attractions
Greater partisanship heightens court battle
July 17, 2005
Since the Senate last confirmed a Supreme Court justice, more than half of its seats have changed hands. Only three senators remain, all Democrats, who took part in all of the highly charged, conservative-liberal confirmation battles since 1968.
Political outsiders have inside track in 2006 race
July 17, 2005
Here are the two most prominent people in presidential politics three summers away from the national nominating conventions: a Republican who very likely can win the general election but likely can’t win his own party’s nomination, and a Democrat who very likely can win her party’s nomination but likely can’t win the general election.
Tourist traffic
July 17, 2005
I’m surprised the city engineers haven’t proposed a giant roundabout as the safest solution to the East Hills Business Park/K-10 intersection problem.
Simple solution
July 17, 2005
The city engineers, those same folks that have brought us the plague of roundabouts, are going to apply for a $2.5 million state grant to pay to “fix” the problem at K-10 and East Hills. Their plan calls for lots of digging and moving roads around, things that engineers love to do.
Serving needs
July 17, 2005
Lawrence and Douglas County is a wonderful community to live and work in. We are a diverse community and we have opportunities to participate in art, theater, music, sports and educational activities of all kinds. Our community also cares about its members and offers a wide range of support services. But sometimes those with the resources to help can overlook the needs of others.
Legislative power
July 17, 2005
Contrary to some people’s views, the Kansas Supreme Court has NOT “taken over” funding of public schools. The Kansas Supreme Court acted appropriately through judicial review to protect the rights of the individual, in this case, the rights of the public school students of Kansas. Several school districts filed suit with the court appealing the action (or inaction) of the Kansas Legislature in regard to school funding. This process is guarantee
Stay safe
July 17, 2005
Although I applaud the civic involvement of the young people attempting to get City Commission approval of fireworks in Lawrence, fireworks are not safe even in the hands of professionals. Just this past Fourth, an accident at a professional display in Missouri caused all the fireworks to explode at once. Fortunately no one was injured because the crowd was kept at a distance.
Meals are ticket to travel
Culinary tours have offerings to satisfy every taste
July 17, 2005
Steven Raichlen slices open a 3-pound hunk of pork and sprinkles it liberally with Jack Daniel’s and a spice rub. Then he smears on Dijon mustard and brown sugar before wrapping it all up in bacon and tying it with a string. As he works, a question comes from one of the 40 salivating students at his Barbecue University: “How many grills do you have at home?”
The Motley Fool
July 17, 2005
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ New rules for Roth IRA ¢ What’s in a name ¢ Too many hybrids? ¢ Valuation matters
Feds bust do-not-call violators
July 17, 2005
Columbia House Co., the world’s largest direct marketer of CDs, DVDs and other home entertainment, has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle government allegations that it violated the federal do-not-call list.
Nordic walking makes way to U.S.
Activity works upper, lower body
July 17, 2005
Take walking poles to the sidewalks, and you get stares and jokes about snow being nowhere to be found. But that’s changing, says Rolf Abro, manager at Adventure 16, an outdoors specialty store in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Injuries force basketball legend to adopt cycling’s new challenges, changing her lifeStiles
July 17, 2005
Just a few short years ago, Jackie Stiles was on top of the women’s basketball world.
Johnson, Detroit hang on thanks to four K.C. errors
July 17, 2005
When Alan Trammell comes to the mound, it usually means a pitching change.
Mayer: Aikman recovered from ‘whipped pup’ KU game
July 17, 2005
Broadcaster Troy Aikman has traveled light years from that demeaning 1984 afternoon in Lawrence when he wound up in the Oklahoma football dressing room battered “like a whipped pup,” as coach Barry Switzer described him.
KU booster upset about inclusion in report
July 17, 2005
Kansas University booster Bernie Morgan’s vacation in Sun Valley, Idaho, hasn’t exactly been peaceful.
Exhibit shows life in 1900s
July 17, 2005
Many families have stacks of photos of stiffly posed ancestors in their attics gathering dust, but few of the photos capture everyday life at the turn of the last century.
Visitors flock to site of first atomic bomb
Saturday marked 60th anniversary of nuclear age
July 17, 2005
Emmett Hatch’s grandmother ordered him to drop to his knees and pray on July 16, 1945, shortly after the world’s first atomic blast.