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Team travels from tropics to compete in Lawrence
July 19, 2005
The first full day of the American Fastpitch Assn. National B Tournament was rained out, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of one group of girls who have traveled all the way from Hawaii to play in the tournament.
Thunderstorms clear out
July 19, 2005
Lawrence got just under half an inch of rain today, the result of sporadic morning thunderstorms that rumbled through northeast Kansas.
Lawrence woman injured in turnpike accident
July 19, 2005
A Lawrence woman was injured this morning on the Kansas Turnpike near the Admire exit when her car struck the medial wall.
Judge upholds restraining order against sex predator home
July 19, 2005
A judge has sided with Leavenworth County commissioners in their effort to stop a group home for aging sexual predators from coming to a rural area outside Lawrence.
New downtown sculpture being installed
July 19, 2005
Despite this morning’s rainfall, a new sculpture was being installed in downtown Lawrence in honor of the city’s 150th birthday anniversary.
Fire chief to retire
July 19, 2005
Lawrence Fire Chief Jim McSwain will retire in September, after 27 years in the post, city officials announced today.
Morning outdoor classes canceled
July 19, 2005
Today’s thunderstorms have led to the city canceling this morning’s outdoor swimming and tennis activities.
Thunderstorms moving through
Heat returning Wednesday
08:07 a.m., July 19, 2005 Updated 10:38 a.m.
Enjoy the showers falling in the Lawrence area this morning — it’s going to be hot for the rest of the week, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Lee, Walker smash Cincy
Cubs homer five times to stay above .500
July 19, 2005
Thousands of Cubs fans chanted “MVP!” whenever Derrek Lee came to the plate.
Thousands march to challenge Gaza pullout
July 19, 2005
Security forces blocked thousands of Jewish settlers and their supporters from marching Monday night in protest of Israel’s pullout from the Gaza Strip next month.
Eric Rudolph remains unrepentant at sentencing
Bomber stands by use of ‘deadly force’ as he is given life sentences
July 19, 2005
By the time he was sent off to prison for life Monday, serial bomber Eric Rudolph had been compared with Ku Klux Klan killers, murderous Nazis and the Sept. 11 hijackers.
Chenowith sounds off on ‘mudslinging’
July 19, 2005
Dallas Mavericks summer-league player Eric Chenowith heard some snide remarks Friday as he walked into The Long Beach (Calif.) Pyramid for his team’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Outlaws set for zone play
July 19, 2005
Lawrence’s Outlaws will be hoping to make their second straight trip to the State American Legion AAA baseball tournament when they begin zone play tonight.
Basque recipes highlight of ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
July 19, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for a repeat of “Jayni’s Tour de France: Traditional Basque Recipes with Snapshots of St. Jean de Luz.”
Sesquicentennial president looks to extend birthday bashes
Clenece Hills hopes commissioners will fund annual celebrations
July 19, 2005
Strike up the band and have a birthday party every year.
Woodling: Why identify boosters?
July 19, 2005
After skimming the weighty tome entitled “Self-Report of NCAA Rules Violations by the University of Kansas” late last week, one veteran writer quipped: “Boy, there sure are a lot of people in here named XXX.”
Kazmir quiets Red Sox at Fenway
Devil Rays rookie gets first win in nearly a month with six solid innings
July 19, 2005
Scott Kazmir overcame control problems to hold Boston to three hits over six innings, and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the Red Sox, 3-1, on Monday night, sending them to their sixth loss in seven games.
MLB briefs
July 19, 2005
¢ Cardinals shelve Sanders because of broken leg ¢ Chipper Jones off DL, homers in first at-bat ¢ Orioles activate Bedard, dump reliever Baldwin ¢ ChiSox add Hernandez, jettison Takatsu
Solar cars are powering their way to Topeka
July 19, 2005
They look like something built by the widget manufacturing company and produce about enough power from the sun’s rays to run a hair dryer.
Briefly
July 19, 2005
¢ Event planned to benefit Ballard Center ¢ City band’s final concert Wednesday ¢ More trouble arises at Moon Bar ¢ Patrol seeks fuel deals
British government criticized for not keeping tabs on suspect
July 19, 2005
Criticism of the British government grew Monday over the revelation that the vaunted domestic intelligence service did not detain one of the London attackers last year after linking him to a suspect in an alleged plot by other Britons of Pakistani descent to explode a truck bomb in the capital.
Tribe, Lee rejuvenate in rain-shortened win
July 19, 2005
Cliff Lee’s first career complete game will have an asterisk - a very soggy one.
MU player mourned
Service held for 19-year-old who died at workout
July 19, 2005
Family and friends of Missouri football player Aaron O’Neal gathered Monday at West Side Missionary Baptist Church to both celebrate the life and mourn the loss of the player who died last week during a workout.
KU duo finally finishes
Woodland, Docking win delayed event in playoff
July 19, 2005
Moments after Gary Woodland’s five-foot putt dropped, partner Tyler Docking was the first to shake his hand.
NASA continues search for glitch, could launch shuttle next week
July 19, 2005
Space shuttle Discovery could launch as early as next Tuesday despite a fuel-sensor problem that continues to perplex NASA engineers.
Horoscopes
July 19, 2005
For Tuesday, July 19
Latest space mission will be true ‘Discovery’ undertaking
July 19, 2005
For the first time in 2 1/2 years, astronauts are going to fly into space aboard the space shuttle. Trouble with a fuel gauge has delayed the launch, but NASA hopes to discover the problem soon.
Here are some simple healthy eating tips for kids
July 19, 2005
These tips should help your kids - and you - make healthy lifestyle choices.
India pushes economic efforts
July 19, 2005
The hard-charging Indian network knocked on my door the other day in the form of a high-level delegation led by Chandrakant A. Salunkhe, president of the India International Trade Centre and head of a number of companies.
Leaders lack conviction
July 19, 2005
Thank goodness for those history channels that bring back the generals and politicians of the past who, by contrast, make many of today’s leaders look indecisive.
Bad form
July 19, 2005
The manner in which Kansas University officials handled the announcement of possible NCAA violations is raising some questions.
Washington, Woodard will wait
July 19, 2005
Former Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington has not yet called a news conference to respond to KU’s self report of NCAA violations.
People
July 19, 2005
¢ Polanski denies seduction ¢ Amazon rocks on ¢ Will ‘Comeback’ continue?
Jude Law expresses regret for affair
July 19, 2005
Jude Law publicly apologized to his actress-fiancee, Sienna Miller, expressing his “sincere regret” over an affair with one of his children’s nanny.
Padres activate Loretta
July 19, 2005
Padres second baseman Mark Loretta and first baseman Phil Nevin were activated from the disabled list on Monday, bringing the NL West leaders closer to full strength. Loretta, who had been on the 60-day DL, and Nevin are expected to be in the starting lineup when the Padres open a series at the New York Mets today.
Briefly
July 19, 2005
¢ Free two-hour workshop scheduled for Thursday ¢ Two KU seniors to study abroad
Rogers, cameraman jaw at jail
July 19, 2005
Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers had another run-in with a cameraman Monday when he turned himself in on misdemeanor assault charges stemming from an earlier tirade against two cameramen.
On the record
July 19, 2005
Law enforcement report
County commissioners agree on budget
Taxpayers face small increase in mill levy
July 19, 2005
It won’t be formally voted on until August, but Douglas County commissioners on Monday agreed to an estimated $49 million county budget.
Bar owner challenges ban
Lawsuit seeks injunction against city smoking ban
July 19, 2005
A Lawrence bar owner filed a lawsuit late Monday seeking a court order prohibiting the city from enforcing its smoking ban.
Datebook
July 19, 2005
Upcoming events
Acura Integra tops most-stolen list
July 19, 2005
The 1999 Acura Integra coupe was the most-stolen vehicle last year and Integras from other model years weren’t far behind, likely the targets of street racers who want their fast engines, according to a report to be released today.
Kansas doesn’t expect major increase
July 19, 2005
While several states are protesting the costs of adopting national driver’s license requirements, Kansas isn’t among them.
In Arizona, it IS the heat, not humidity
July 19, 2005
Arizonans usually just shrug when the mercury climbs beyond 100 degrees and the breeze feels like a giant hair dryer pointed at your face. But lately, even the most seasoned desert dwellers are complaining about the blowtorch heat.
Governors fret about rise in driver’s license costs
July 19, 2005
Fees for a new driver’s license could triple. Lines at motor vehicles offices could stretch out the door. Governors warned Monday that states and consumers would bear much of the burden for an anti-terrorism-driven push to turn licenses into a national ID card.
Vietnam commander Gen. William Westmoreland dead at 91
July 19, 2005
Retired Gen. William Westmoreland, who commanded American troops in Vietnam - the nation’s longest conflict and the only war America lost - died Monday night. He was 91.
Pistons’ owner made call on coach
Not all management types end up loving vagabond mentor Brown
July 19, 2005
Larry Brown is leaving town. Fired. Splitting. Cut loose. Let go. Bought out. Paid off. Came to an agreement. Pick your phrase. Who cares? Coaching in the NBA is about doors opening and closing. Words don’t matter. Hinges do.
Brown on way out of Motown
New York could be next stop for former KU coach
July 19, 2005
Larry Brown and the Detroit Pistons are ready to part ways.
Briefly
July 19, 2005
¢ Dunkin’ Donuts robbery investigated ¢ Theft suspect sought by police ¢ Company recalling some juice products ¢ KU researcher gets $40,000 grant
Kansas quarter struck in mint
Coin will officially be released on Aug. 29
July 19, 2005
The Kansas commemorative quarter was struck Monday at the U.S. Mint in Denver, and, yes, the buffalo’s horns point in the right direction.
Adoption policies set for review
July 19, 2005
Legislative leaders on Monday approved a conservative representative’s request for a review of state policies that permit gay people to adopt foster children.
Transplant improves outlook
Niece donates kidney to give uncle second chance at life
July 19, 2005
Glynn Sheridan said he believes at some point we all get a second chance. He just got his.
Board of Education begins talks
New money won’t fill all needs
July 19, 2005
With at least $5.1 million in new funds, the Lawrence board of education on Monday began its first formal budget talks since the Kansas Supreme Court approved the new school finance law.
Briefly
July 19, 2005
¢ Deadly typhoon heads for China ¢ Archaeologists unveil Pompeiian treasure ¢ Closing arguments end in pedophilia trial
DNA tests ordered in missing teen case
July 19, 2005
Investigators said Monday they will conduct DNA tests on blond hair attached to duct tape that was found along Aruba’s coast to see whether it came from Natalee Holloway in a possible break to the six-week-old mystery.
Travel agencies help Lawrencians eager to outrun Hurricane Emily
July 19, 2005
Travel agencies scrambled to get Lawrence residents out of Mexico over the weekend before Hurricane Emily hit the Yucatan Peninsula.
Robbers look for specific loot
Police reports show seven commonly swiped items
July 19, 2005
There are some things thieves just can’t keep their hands off.
Harris leaving team
Junior free safety cites family issues
July 19, 2005
Kansas University’s football team will be short one safety this fall.
Inmate still at large after 25 years
July 19, 2005
When Randy Schmidt walked away from his prison work detail on July 18, 1980, he seemed to vanish into thin air.
Smaller racetracks endangered
Decline in state funds may lead to closing of small local tracks
July 19, 2005
For more than 100 years, people in Kansas have been going to small tracks like Anthony Downs to watch horse racing.
Legislator announces resignation
GOP representative to leave for new job
July 19, 2005
A Johnson County legislator who often voted with the House’s conservative Republican leaders on education funding and social issues is resigning.
Fort Riley soldier killed in Iraq
July 19, 2005
A 22-year-old soldier from Newkirk was killed Friday in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle, family members have confirmed.
Bush revises stance on CIA leak
July 19, 2005
President Bush qualified his pledge to dismiss any White House official found to have leaked the name of a CIA operative, saying Monday that “if someone committed a crime” he would be fired.
Reality TV gives us a sporting chance
July 19, 2005
If reality TV provides a showcase of willing amateurs or a second chance for the Pauley Shores of the world, then what are two truly great athletes doing on “Venus & Serena: For Real” (9 p.m., Family)? That’s a question the Williams sisters should ask their agent just before firing him. Or her.
Swinging for the fences
Arroyo hoping for hits with new release
July 19, 2005
Athletes want to be rock stars and rock stars want to be athletes. Bronson Arroyo gets to be both.
Americans cross border to buy best sunscreen
July 19, 2005
It’s in Canada. It’s on eBay. But it’s not at your local drugstore - and it’s not supposed to be.
Parents can stay in touch with campers online
July 19, 2005
It’s summer again, and kids are writing letters at “Camp Grenadas” all over the country. But as campers whip out their pens and paper the old-school way, moms and dads are switching on their PCs.
In the Halls
July 19, 2005
What’s your favorite junk food?
Some recent releases exceed expectations
July 19, 2005
Reviews by high school students
Double Take: Active parents can help ‘sevies’ transition
July 19, 2005
Dr. Wes: Summer is half over, and the school year is on the horizon. No one is more aware of this than the new seventh-graders. They are about to undergo the most significant school transition of their lives. This time often creates considerable anxiety, especially in Lawrence, the rare district that combines ninth-graders with other junior high students, thus crossing some significant development lines. However, there is considerable research that suggests this transition is often a bumpy one in any district. Studies indicate a significant drop in academic performance and grade-point average during seventh grade, especially for younger girls of lower socioeconomic status. Not only do grades tend to go down, but the general attitude toward academics (especially math) declines in seventh grade.
Powerful persuasion
Can healthy eating ads balance TV’s junk food barrage?
July 19, 2005
Orange wedges served with school-bought lunches turn into silly toys, wedged rind-side out in kids’ mouths like cartoon character lips.
Armstrong working hard to win hearts of French fans
July 19, 2005
Lance Armstrong is trying to capture more than just a seventh straight Tour de France title. He wants to win over the French fans, too.
Woods’ victory at St. Andrews raises the bar
Tiger now ahead of pack; Jack’s major mark awaits
July 19, 2005
Jack Nicklaus watched the final round of the British Open from his home in Florida before heading out to the golf course to watch some of his grandchildren hit balls.
Briefcase
July 19, 2005
¢ Old Pizza Hut turns to Chartroose Caboose ¢ EA games to go wireless with Sprint ¢ Whirlpool enters bidding for Maytag
Stocks decline on Citigroup earnings
July 19, 2005
Wall Street’s rally skidded to a halt Monday after weaker-than-expected earnings from Citigroup Inc. raised questions about other companies’ second-quarter results.
Mortgage options widening
July 19, 2005
I know my grandmother, Big Mama, is looking down from Heaven, shaking her finger and rolling her eyes at the way the home loan market has evolved.
Privacy concerns rise as Google grows
How much does the Internet giant know?
July 19, 2005
Google is at once a powerful search engine and a growing e-mail provider. It runs a blogging service, makes software to speed Web traffic and has ambitions to become a digital library. And it is developing a payments service.
Experts: Oil prices burden budgets
Costs slowing economy, say Greenspan, Bush adviser
July 19, 2005
High oil prices could crimp - but not derail - economic growth this year, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan suggests.
Daily ticker
July 19, 2005
Today’s stock prices
Global warming
July 19, 2005
To the editor
Safety issue
July 19, 2005
To the editor
U.S. aid could support change in Lebanon
July 19, 2005
I left Lebanon 23 years ago, after covering the Israeli invasion and the Lebanese civil war. I swore never to return.
Iraqi forces launch new security operation aimed at militants
July 19, 2005
Gunmen killed at least 24 police, soldiers and government workers in Iraq on Monday, and an Iraqi general said about 50 suspected insurgents were captured in the first days of a new security operation in Baghdad.
Minister outlines ideas for curbing insurgency
July 19, 2005
Iraq’s interior minister said Monday that capturing insurgent leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was not important: Instead, the key to fighting his al-Qaida movement is to cut off the flow of his recruits.
Iraq reconstruction lags stubbornly
July 19, 2005
The United States has yet to spend almost 60 percent of its pledged $21 billion in reconstruction money for Iraq, even as the country struggles through a third summer of sporadic electricity and limited clean water.
Briefly
July 19, 2005
¢ Teen guilty of murder in high school shooting ¢ Maker issues warning for 28,000 pacemakers ¢ U.S. divorce rate falls as cohabitation climbs
Indian P.M. feted at dinner
July 19, 2005
Famously early to bed, President Bush made an exception Monday night for what has been a rare event in his administration: a glitzy, Washington A-list dinner.