Archive for Monday, July 18, 2005

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Raiders going to state
July 18, 2005
Lawrence’s Raiders are headed to the state American Legion baseball tournament.
Baldwin man injured in turnpike accident
July 18, 2005
A Baldwin man was injured in a one-car accident this morning on the Kansas Turnpike south of Emporia.
Legislators to study Medicaid, gay adoption
Lawmakers to also study restricting courts’ actions on legislative appropriations
July 18, 2005
A review of Medicaid expenses, restricting courts and whether to allow gay people to adopt are among the issues that lawmakers will study over the next few months.
Police respond to robbery call at doughnut shop
July 18, 2005
Lawrence Police responded late Sunday night to a robbery call at a Lawrence doughnut shop.
Showers bypass Lawrence
08:21 a.m., July 18, 2005 Updated 03:14 p.m.
If your lawn is looking parched and thirsty, you’ll have to turn on the sprinklers — Lawrence won’t get any more rain this week, says Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.
Softball nationals return
Lawrence tourney will welcome 120 teams
July 18, 2005
A year ago, the Tonganoxie Braves thumped through the 14-and-under division at the American Fastpitch Assn. Girls’ B Fastpitch National Tournament and took home first place.
Commentary: Second place sweet for Monty
July 18, 2005
There’s nothing like a good song to cheer you up when you’re being trampled by Tiger Woods. They sang one to Colin Montgomerie on the 18th tee Sunday, and it seemed to have the desired effect.
Woodland back in action today
July 18, 2005
Kansas Amateur champion Gary Woodland won’t be taking a respite from golf today.
KU’s Woodland wins on final hole
July 18, 2005
Gary Woodland of Berryton sank that winning putt every golfer dreams about.
Big brawl in Motown
Hernandez beanball incites fight; K.C. prevails
July 18, 2005
Runelvys Hernandez said he was not trying to hit anybody. The Detroit Tigers did not believe him. Hernandez allowed two hits through five innings before he was ejected after triggering a bench-clearing brawl in the sixth, and the Kansas City Royals beat Detroit, 5-0, Sunday.
Wells honored by Hall
LHS legend inducted into coaches’ shrine
July 18, 2005
Lawrence High volleyball coaching legend Joan Wells, who in 2003 was recognized as one of the top coaches in Kansas prep history, has been accorded an even greater honor.
Fever again beat struggling Shock
July 18, 2005
Detroit Shock coach Bill Laimbeer has seen the same pattern develop with his struggling team.
Legge pulls away in Edmonton
July 18, 2005
Look out Danica Patrick, Katherine Legge is on your heels.
Stewart dominates to win third race in four tries
July 18, 2005
Tony Stewart climbed the fence in front of the grandstand in what has become his trademark victory celebration.
Hincapie’s win ‘a dream’; Armstrong still leads
July 18, 2005
Lance Armstrong kept his overall lead and teammate George Hincapie won the 15th stage of the Tour de France on Sunday, the hardest day of climbing in the Pyrenees.
Israel threatens to invade Gaza Strip
July 18, 2005
Israel threatened Sunday to invade Gaza if Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas does not control militants who have stepped up rocket and mortar attacks ahead of Israel’s planned pullout from the coastal strip next month.
Customs clash, arrest of fishermen fuel border crisis
July 18, 2005
Lebanese police traded gunfire with smugglers on the border, while Syria arrested Lebanese fishermen Sunday in new tensions that reflect increasing acrimony between the countries since Damascus was forced to end its domination of its neighbor.
Hurricane Emily pounds Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula
July 18, 2005
Hurricane Emily lashed the Yucatan Peninsula on Sunday, hours after thousands of jittery tourists streamed out of their waterfront hotels and fled inland to shelter in schools and gymnasiums.
Shiite cleric: Iraqis should use self-restraint
July 18, 2005
A radical Shiite cleric who led two major uprisings against American forces in Iraq last year called for his countrymen to exercise self-restraint and avoid violence, according to a BBC interview to be broadcast today.
Smoking ban changes 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 18, 2005
City commissioners will consider changes to the city’s ban on workplace smoking. Specifically, commissioners will consider rewriting parts of the ordinance to more clearly define what business owners must do if they see someone smoking in their establishments.
Audio Reader needs garden caretakers
July 18, 2005
Several garden volunteers are needed to assist with maintenance of the Sensory Garden at Audio Reader. The goal of the garden is to provide an outdoor environment that is fully accessible to the blind and visually impaired. Volunteers will help with watering and tending the garden as needed Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A brief training session will be provided.
Wind farm construction generates controversy in Butler County
July 18, 2005
Construction work has begun on one of the state’s first wind farms and Butler County residents are wondering whether the project will help save area ranches, or be an environmental and financial disaster.
History repeated
Photos put focus on progress
July 18, 2005
The places look familiar, yet unfamiliar. There’s Mount Oread, but without most of the buildings and trees. There’s the Kansas River bridge, built with wood instead of concrete. There’s Massachusetts Street, with cows roaming where cars now drive.
Gas prices not siphoning funds from vacations
July 18, 2005
Washington - Vacationers coping with surgi
Police find ingredients to make ricin in cabin
July 18, 2005
Investigators found ingredients that could be used to make the deadly poison ricin in a cabin owned by a man accused of having explosives, the Vilas County sheriff said Sunday.
Sporting a milk mustache may not help dieters shed extra pounds
July 18, 2005
Got milk? And high hopes it will help you shed a few pounds? The dairy industry is counting on it, thanks in part to a $200 million ad campaign that confidently touts studies suggesting a connection between consuming dairy products and losing weight.
More than money needed to retain, attract good teachers around country
July 18, 2005
Higher salaries and other financial incentives are key in recruiting good teachers, but the nation’s governors were told Sunday that more can be done to prevent teachers from leaving the classroom. Mentoring, professional development, finding ways to boost confidence and school-day schedule changes to provide more contact with colleagues are just as critical.
Former police officer convicted
July 18, 2005
A former Topeka police officer faces sentencing in September after pleading no contest to 50 felony counts of taking money intended for undercover drug buys.
People in the news
July 18, 2005
¢ Sandra Bullock weds biker Jesse James ¢ ‘Desperate Housewives’ creator to add dastardly deeds ¢ Carrie Underwood tapped for Sketchers ad campaign
Commentary: Victory proves Tiger still golf’s dominator
July 18, 2005
So much for all that talk about a “Big Five” in golf. It’s still Tiger Woods and everyone else.
Confident Woods basks in another title
July 18, 2005
For Tiger Woods, there was no time to pause and pose Sunday when he reached the top of Swilcan Bridge. A second British Open title awaited.
Commentary: Williams’ wrongdoing at KU minor
Read the report closely, and one can conclude this is mere ‘ding’ in life of North Carolina mentor
July 18, 2005
Seeing the words “Roy Williams” and “NCAA violations” in the same sentence is shocking.
LPGA rookie wins Canadian Open
South Korea’s Lee clips Hull by one stroke in Nova Scotia
July 18, 2005
Meena Lee patiently waited on the ninth tee when play was held up for several minutes while four ducks slowly waddled across the fairway to one of the large lakes on the picturesque Glen Arbour course.
Reporter: Cheney aide also served as source
Republicans say media told Rove CIA agent’s name
July 18, 2005
The vice president’s chief of staff, Lewis Libby, was a source along with the president’s chief political adviser for a Time story that identified a CIA officer, the magazine reporter said Sunday, further countering White House claims that neither aide was involved in the leak.
In-flight cell phone use may take off
July 18, 2005
You ease your seat back as the airplane lifts off, anticipating stress-free hours en route to your destination.
Basketball arena renovated into ‘Texas-sized’ church
July 18, 2005
America’s largest church celebrated its move into the former arena for the Houston Rockets with a capacity crowd of 16,000, an upbeat sermon from its televangelist pastor and a spirited welcome from the governor of Texas.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
July 18, 2005
The Journal-World has found a gas price as low as $2.23 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Traveling tribute due to hit town
July 18, 2005
A military Jeep circa 1956 and a Civil War-vintage cannon will make their way to Lawrence in upcoming days as part of a traveling tribute to the Kansas National Guard.
Idea of sin tax on pornography intrigues some state legislators
July 18, 2005
In an ongoing campaign against stores selling explicit DVDs, sex toys, reading material and novelties, Phillip Cosby is advocating a new tactic - imposing a special state tax on such businesses.
The week ahead
July 18, 2005
When rock meets reality, life imitates ‘Spinal Tap’
July 18, 2005
As a TV critic, you learn to be philosophical about shows good, bad and ugly. Good shows offer entertainment. Bad shows give you something to think about. What can we learn from the misbegotten talent showcase “Rock Star: INXS” (8:30 p.m., CBS)? At least three things come to mind.
Liberal bias
July 18, 2005
Despite exposure of the claim’s fallacy, many Americans continue to believe that today’s media reflect a liberal bias. Such belief ignores several obvious facts.
Pool party
July 18, 2005
Sunscreen, tan lines, children splashing and the chirp of the lifeguard’s whistle all mean one thing: Summer is in full swing at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center. Journal-World photographer Nick Krug gives us a taste.
Evolution
July 18, 2005
I was amazed at Lawrence lately, since I thought that materialistic evolution was the standard. However, a child molester wanted to move here and a basketball player was in an altercation and outcries erupted. When is acting like an animal wrong for an animal? Lawrence needs to be more tolerant and forgiving, just like Christians are told to be. People just don’t practice what they preach.
Useful lesson
July 18, 2005
My father has macular degeneration and we join a small support group once a month which meets at Babcock Place and is sponsored by our Senior Center. We often have help come from the Kansas Area Blind Services.
AIDS safety net within reach
July 18, 2005
In my nightmares, I see the women we have failed to protect from AIDS.
Abuse story hits close to home
July 18, 2005
Ronnie Paris and I had the same father. At least, that’s the way it felt reading the news reports out of Tampa last week. They told of how Ronnie’s dad - his name is also Ronnie Paris - used to hit the boy, throw him around, bang him up. According to testimony from the man’s wife and sister-in-law, he did this to toughen the boy up, make a man out of him. Paris’ fear was that otherwise, his son would grow up to be “soft,” a “sissy.”
U.S. role in Mideast no longer optional
July 18, 2005
Americans felt free to debate whether they wanted to be directly involved in the conflicts of the greater Middle East as recently as 1967. Talk about the good old days.
Lawrence datebook
July 18, 2005
Carpenter wins clash of mighty arms
St. Louis hurler outpitches Clemens, earns 14th victory after three-hit shutout
July 18, 2005
Chris Carpenter started ahead of Roger Clemens in the All-Star game, then topped him again a few days later.
Garland continues to cruise
White Sox roll behind AL’s first 14-game winner
July 18, 2005
The Chicago White Sox shocked even their manager, Ozzie Guillen, with their first four-game sweep in Cleveland in 42 years.
Sunni group condemns London bombings
July 18, 2005
Ten days after Islamic radicals carried out deadly attacks on the London transport system, Britain’s largest Sunni Muslim group on Sunday issued a binding religious edict, a fatwa, condemning the July 7 suicide bombings as the work of a “perverted ideology.”
On the record
July 18, 2005
BTK memorabilia expected to sell
July 18, 2005
The sale of memorabilia from notorious murderers is a growing industry, and items from BTK killer Dennis Rader are likely to become popular, said a man who monitors such Internet auction sites.
Briefly
July 18, 2005
¢ Stroller may have saved baby during demolition ¢ Victims to confront bomber at sentencing ¢ Ruling: Military lawyer must represent detainee ¢ FBI says it has files on ACLU, other groups
Coaching may help workers find career instead of just another job
July 18, 2005
I cannot get any jobs except working in nursing homes. I am 45, and the work is taking its toll. I know a little about a lot of things, but not a lot about one thing. I’ve applied for jobs, but I hardly ever get an interview, and when I do, I don’t get called back.
Potter’ breaks sales record
Book sells 6.9 million copies in first 24 hours
July 18, 2005
The new Harry Potter book sold an astonishing 6.9 million copies in its first 24 hours, smashing the record held by the previous Potter release. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” averaged better than 250,000 sales per hour, more than the vast majority of books sell in a lifetime.
Police are silent about Boose clues
Questions linger around Lecompton killing
July 18, 2005
Whenever sheriff’s deputies stop by Gary Kroeger’s store in Lecompton for a sandwich or snack, they don’t let on what they know about the unsolved killing a few miles away.
Horoscopes
July 18, 2005
For Monday, July 18
Washington vehement in denial
Ex-women’s coach calls report ‘personal attack’
July 18, 2005
Former Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington is incensed over any implication she and assistant coach Lynette Woodard committed NCAA violations at KU.
Rules surprise venerable Waugh
July 18, 2005
Former Kansas University men’s basketball coach Roy Williams on Sunday said a call from former KU basketball player and assistant coach Jerry Waugh boosted his spirits after another trying day.
Sidewalk dining issues on table
Commissioners to consider new set of guidelines
July 18, 2005
When it comes to sidewalk seating areas for downtown bars and restaurants, Jerry Neverve said he is convinced city commissioners are just thinking too hard.
First criminal charges filed against Saddam
July 18, 2005
As the weekend death toll from a blitz of suicide bombings rose to more than 130, the first criminal charges against Saddam Hussein were filed Sunday, raising the prospect that his much-awaited trial could begin in September.
Area briefs
July 18, 2005
¢ Downtown art piece slated for unveiling ¢ Sculpture project may progress quickly ¢ LHS student shines in French competition ¢ Lawrence High student wins state honor
Gifts from the heart
Leavenworth women ‘adopt’ soldiers in Iraq
July 18, 2005
Imagine being an unofficial stepmom to nearly 130 soldiers stationed in a war zone.
No fail-safe
Alert people may be far more effective in combating terrorism than are billion-dollar security programs.
July 18, 2005
Terrorist cowards struck mass transit sites in London causing death and destruction. And after “the usual sources” had dispensed with their rounds of blaming the United States, as so many do in matters of tragedy anywhere on the globe, there were expected calls for vast enhancement of public transport security.
Briefly
July 18, 2005
¢ Women, children among 17 killed as combatants ¢ Number of casualties in plane crash unknown ¢ Indonesia, Aceh rebels to sign peace agreement ¢ Camilla receives coat of arms for her birthday ¢ Chavez stokes political tensions with U.S.