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Three teams win AFA national championships
July 24, 2005
On Monday, 110 teams started play in three age brackets in the AFA National Fastpitch Tournament at the Clinton Lake Sports Complex. And on Sunday, only three teams including the Heart Breakers of Siloam Springs, Ark. were able to call themselves national champs.
Review: Potter, Rowling mature in ‘Half-Blood Prince’
July 24, 2005
The Boy Who Lived returns for his penultimate escapade in the most mature installment of the popular Harry Potter series. Harry has had to grow up fast, pushed early on into adult responsibilities. For those of you who haven’t read the book, there are some minor spoilers here. Beware.
Wallace hopes to retire with Nextel title
July 24, 2005
Rusty Wallace has a to-do list as long as a 2.5-mile track once he retires after this season.
Commentary: Tiger’s rivals are no match for Jack’s
With 10 major championships and counting, it’s just matter of time before Woods passes Nicklaus
July 24, 2005
Jack Nicklaus won 18 major titles, one of golf’s greatest feats, but he also finished second 19 times.
Brown contemplating Knicks job
Ex-KU, Pistons coach: ‘There’s a lot of real positive things’
July 24, 2005
Larry Brown’s children were running around their house wearing Knicks gear sent by Isiah Thomas while their 64-year-old unemployed father was preparing to take another look at the pros-and-cons list he and his wife had assembled the night before.
Rogers may drop legal fight
July 24, 2005
Fully expecting he’ll make another start before beginning his suspension, Kenny Rogers said Saturday he and the players association wouldn’t necessarily continue their legal fight if commissioner Bud Selig reduced Rogers’ 20-game suspension.
Boston wins battle of Sox
Chicago blanked by Miller, mustering just seven hits
July 24, 2005
Wade Miller ended his long victory drought with his strongest outing since joining the Boston Red Sox.
Armstrong’s success drives popularity
Inspired by Texan, cyclists on rise, but what effect will his retirement have?
July 24, 2005
Without fail, it happens daily at this time of year. Someone, typically middle-aged and at least a bit out of shape, ambles into Lance Armstrong’s favorite bike shop and professes to be “just looking.”
Storm slip past Shock in battle of last champs
July 24, 2005
Lauren Jackson scored 21 points, Sue Bird had 14, and Betty Lennox added 10, leading the Seattle Storm to a 74-71 victory Saturday over the Detroit Shock in a meeting between the last two WNBA champions.
Shopping, exercise continue despite heat
Residents stay cool in various ways
July 24, 2005
The 103-degree heat Saturday failed to deter foot traffic and those ducking in and out of air-conditioned Lawrence shops on Massachusetts Street and other commercial spots.
Triathlon returns to Lone Star Lake
July 24, 2005
After three long years, Mike Vickers doesn’t have to answer the questions any more. A triathlon finally has made its way back to Lawrence.
Wind energy enthusiasm picks up force
Kansas has plenty of natural resource but little infrastructure
July 24, 2005
You don’t need a weatherman to know that Kansas has enough wind to be a major producer of wind-generated electricity.
Same old song for school fees
State money won’t help
July 24, 2005
The state may be sending more funds to Lawrence schools, but that won’t lower student fees. Not this year anyway.
Editor defends decision to turn over notes
July 24, 2005
The editor in chief of Time Inc. on Saturday defended his decision to surrender a reporter’s notes to a federal prosecutor investigating the unmasking of a CIA agent.
National Guard caravan to stop in Lawrence
July 24, 2005
The Kansas National Guard Whistle Stop Caravan will stop in Lawrence on Monday as it tours the state in celebration of the Guard’s 150th anniversary.
Plant workers thank employer
July 24, 2005
About 75 people gathered in Tecumseh on Thursday to celebrate the survival of the Innovia Films cellophane plant and to thank the man responsible.
Best sellers
July 24, 2005
Poet’s Showcase
July 24, 2005
What are you reading?
July 24, 2005
Hemingway pal recalls his old friend
July 24, 2005
More than 40 years since Ernest Hemingway took his own life, A.E. Hotchner has forgotten nothing about his old friend and father figure: his books and the sound of his voice, the way he would put his hand over his mouth when he laughed.
Big inning dooms K.C.
July 24, 2005
Three hits produced a big inning for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Lance collects stage win
As his children watch, Armstrong cruises to time-trial victory
July 24, 2005
For one final time, Lance Armstrong fastened his feet to the pedals and faced the road ahead. He wasn’t thinking about championships or his place in history, he said later, but about his three young children waiting at the finish.
Police apologize for killing Brazilian with no link to attacks
July 24, 2005
Police identified the man who was chased down in a subway and shot to death by plainclothes officers as a Brazilian and expressed regret Saturday for his death, saying they no longer believed he was tied to the recent terror bombings.
The Motley Fool
July 24, 2005
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Don’t overpay your doctor ¢ Home sweet wealth ¢ Amgen’s drug-approval dilemma ¢ Losers can be winners
Bankruptcies
July 24, 2005
FTC offers advice about making safe e-payments
July 24, 2005
Electronic payments (e-payments) have become a popular way for consumers to purchase a wide range of goods over the Internet. But as electronic methods of purchasing goods and bill payment has expanded, the problem of electronic theft, both personal information and money has likewise grown.
Analyst offers tips for picking a broker
July 24, 2005
With more than 100 online brokerage firms to choose from, choosing the right one can be intimidating. Some of the broker rating guides published by Barron’s, Kiplinger’s and others are helpful, but investing is a personal activity. A broker that appeals to a wealthy investor might not be appropriate for those with only a few hundred dollars to invest.
Video games lack feminine viewpoint
Developers make play to attract more women
July 24, 2005
Tara Teich enjoys nothing more than slipping into the role of a female video game character. But the 26-year-old software programmer gets annoyed by the appearance of such digital alter egos as the busty tomb raider Lara Croft or the belly-baring Wu the Lotus Blossom of “Jade Empire.
Briefcase
July 24, 2005
¢ Star Wars tops Forbes’ money-making list ¢ Teller’s wine list wins ‘Award of Excellence’ ¢ Name that company
Lawrence’s rise in rankings elevates recruiting efforts
Expansion Management gives city five-star rating
July 24, 2005
It may not be the same as ending up No. 1 in the final Associated Press men’s basketball poll, but Lynn Parman feels like Lawrence just won a national championship by being named a “five-star metro” area by a leading economic-development magazine.
Official: Taliban forces recruiting children
July 24, 2005
Fierce fighting in recent months has devastated the ranks of the Taliban, prompting the rebels to recruit children and force some families to provide one son to fight with them, a U.S. commander said Saturday.
Stockdale buried at Naval Academy
July 24, 2005
Retired Navy Vice Adm. James Stockdale, one of the country’s most decorated Vietnam War veterans and a one-time vice presidential candidate, was buried Saturday at the Naval Academy.
War’s death toll
July 24, 2005
To the editor: Recently, a very well-dressed woman told me, “the death toll in Iraq was insignificant.”
Speedy funding
July 24, 2005
To the editor: The Kansas Legislature doesn’t need to raise taxes for school funding.
Hot dogs
July 24, 2005
To the editor: As a follow-up to the article on dogs left in vehicles during summer months (July 15), I would like to address another issue along those lines.
Orphaned KUTV programs find home
July 24, 2005
When Kansas University’s KUJH decided to restructure the channel in December, it excised student TV programming. The fallout meant a handful of original, student-created shows were left without a home.
Zen and the art of wood carving
Lawrence artist sculpts Buddha from dead tree
July 24, 2005
There’s yard art, and then there’s yard art. Lawrence sculptor Dave Werdin-Kennicott’s latest work belongs in the latter category - that of something different and special.
Neighborhoods reside in Americans
July 24, 2005
A new mall opened up in our area recently, and there’s an intriguing twist to it. It consists of five sections that the developers have called “Neighborhoods.” J.C. Penney sits right between Neighborhood 1 and Neighborhood 2. Linens-n-Things is in Neighborhood 5. The big new attraction, a NASCAR SpeedPark, is coming to Neighborhood 3.
Enforcement issues
There’s no reason to have laws that someone isn’t willing and able to enforce.
July 24, 2005
Having a law on the books doesn’t really matter much if that law isn’t enforced. The relationship between laws and enforcement currently is in the spotlight in several local issues.
The little - make that the tiny - things merit further study
July 24, 2005
Last week, Oxford University professor Richard Dawkins told an international conference that human beings are having to “come to terms with the increasing queerness of the universe.”
Arts Notes
July 24, 2005
¢ Master piano classes open to public ¢ Art Guild announces new officers
Double diabetes’ harder to detect, treat
July 24, 2005
Having one type of diabetes is bad enough, but two? Doctors are seeing a new phenomenon dubbed double diabetes that makes it harder to diagnose and treat patients - especially children.
Common ailments, cures
July 24, 2005
According to Foot Solutions and the American Podiatric Medical Assn., here are some common foot ailments:
Put your best foot forward
Doctors warn shoe size matters
July 24, 2005
Imagine taking three times your body weight and crushing it down on the 52 tiny bones, 66 joints and 214 ligaments that make up your feet. Now, imagine doing that 15,000 times.
Mayer: Kansas athletics keeps leaking
July 24, 2005
Don’t be surprised if you see a Netherlandish guy looking like an escapee from a can of Dutch Boy Paints entering Allen Fieldhouse to apply for a job. You know, the floppy Hans Brinker hat, the butcher boy collar, the baggy pants, wooden shoes and, ideally, a big fat thumb. Too hot for ice skates.
The one that got away
Wood: Reid still haunted by missed tackle
July 24, 2005
Why in the world is Nick Reid remembered for this one play?
Tourists line up to flee Egypt after bombing
July 24, 2005
Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt - At an airport packed with foreigners frantic to go, Ree
Horoscopes
July 24, 2005
For Sunday, July 24, 2005
Review: ‘Fight Night Round 2’ delivers knockout punch
Video game allows players to ‘Create-A-Champ’
July 24, 2005
“Fight Night Round 2” has vast improvements that are sure to knock players off their feet.
Over There’ brings war home
Show depicts U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq
July 24, 2005
U.S. soldiers Avery “Angel” King and Maurice “Smoke” Williams carefully edge toward the door of a primitive hovel on a barren, rock-strewn slope, searching for a hostage.
Backstairs at the Biltmore House
America’s largest home opens new doors to guests
July 24, 2005
Seventy-five years after it was first opened to the public, George W. Vanderbilt’s grand Biltmore House - the largest home in the United States - is showing off a new side.
Calendar
July 24, 2005
Library events
July 24, 2005
The Lawrence Public Library Senior Outreach Services presents “MyStory 2005.” The following events are planned for the month of July & August in the third year of this summer series. Contact Pattie at the library for more information, 843-3833.
Otoe Indian speaks about dying language
Dwindling number of ‘full-blooded’ tribe members makes it difficult to preserve culture
July 24, 2005
After taking a sip of water, Truman Black placed the tips of his fingers against his chest and closed his eyes. He swayed slightly as he sang a soft, deeply powerful melody.
Foster grandma helps fill void in children’s lives
While in classroom, 67-year-old does ‘a little bit of everything’
July 24, 2005
With great love for children and for helping her community, Shirley Scholl takes time out whenever she can to fill in for an absent grandparent. She has participated for one year so far in the Foster Grandparent Program sponsored by Fort Hays State University.
Member sought for AmeriCorps
July 24, 2005
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center of the United Way of Douglas County will accept resumes and select one new member for the AmeriCorps service program.
State briefs
July 24, 2005
¢ Faster bus line to debut today ¢ Alligator found in subdivision pond ¢ Police make arrest filming DUI scene ¢ Homicide victim’s family raises reward
Investigators can’t find cause of fire that killed five
July 24, 2005
Investigators said they may never know what caused an Oct. 16 house fire that killed five members of an Olathe family.
Stray bullet shooting case ends in mistrial
July 24, 2005
Prosecutors are looking to retry a Kansas City teenager accused of firing a stray bullet that killed a man sitting in his house.
Man gets life for killing wife
Children call father ‘pure evil’
July 24, 2005
A Lansing man convicted of killing his estranged wife was sentenced to life in prison Friday.
Correction
July 24, 2005
A headline on a Page 1B brief in Saturday’s Journal-World incorrectly identified the tribe of World War II code talker Charles Chibitty. Chibitty was Comanche.
Japanese, Americans united in disapproval of Iraq situation
July 24, 2005
Despite many disagreements, people in the United States and Japan have the same general view of how their governments are handling Iraq: More than half in each country disapprove.
Security for Sunnis may bring them back to negotiating table
July 24, 2005
Iraqi Transitional President Jalal Talabani said Saturday that his government had agreed to security requests by Sunni Arab delegates who serve on the nation’s constitution-drafting committee, an olive branch that could end a Sunni boycott of the charter-writing process.
Engineers cross fingers as countdown No. 2 begins
July 24, 2005
NASA has fixed Discovery’s spotty grounding, scoured the spacecraft for electromagnetic interference, pored through innumerable pages of documents and done everything else it can think of to get the first shuttle flight in 2 1/2 years going.
Outdoors briefs
July 24, 2005
¢ Mule deer drawing completed ¢ State officials seek liberal hunter access ¢ Eudora angler second in walleye tournament
Area lakes fishing report
July 24, 2005
Bear attacks Texas youth in Colorado
July 24, 2005
A 14-year old Texas boy was treated and released from a Salida hospital for injuries suffered in an attack by a black bear last week.
Summer good time to hunt for squirrels
July 24, 2005
It may be hot and humid, but dyed-in-the-wool squirrel hunters are so happy to get back into the woods they won’t notice the heat and humidity.
Green gains Busch victory
July 24, 2005
David Green grabbed the lead on the second-to-last lap and held off polesitter Clint Bowyer to win the NASCAR Busch Series’ ITT Industries 250 on Saturday.
McMurray earns pole at Pocono
July 24, 2005
Jamie McMurray has the pole for Pocono and a job for next year.
Negro Leagues museum makes New York stop
Traveling exhibit taking 25-city tour
July 24, 2005
The Negro Leagues traveling museum made a pit stop at Shea Stadium Saturday and came up with a treasure trove.
Court steps in for children whose fathers killed mothers
July 24, 2005
In the past year, Melodie Miller and her younger brother, Matthew, have lost both their parents: one to a murder, the other to prison.
Padres trade for Randa
San Diego sends two minor-leaguers to Cincinnati for ex-Royal
July 24, 2005
The slumping San Diego Padres acquired third baseman Joe Randa from Cincinnati for two minor-league pitchers Saturday and demoted struggling Sean Burroughs to Triple-A.
Lawrence commuter report
July 24, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Analysts: Terrorists less likely to strike in U.S.
July 24, 2005
On the heels of the second terrorist strike in two weeks on the London mass transit system, terrorism experts had some words of comfort for jittery Americans: It’s less likely to happen here.
Phoenix struggles to ID homeless heat victims
July 24, 2005
Almost every day, the lady with the chestnut hair and slight smile stopped by the tire shop to ask for a drink. Jose Perez would take a break from his work to offer a cup of water or whatever he had on hand.
Briefly
July 24, 2005
¢ Earthquake shakes city; no tsunami alert issued ¢ Dissidents released; about 15 still held ¢ Nobel laureate condemns hanging of teenage boys
Would-be bomber, ambush threaten Mideast peace
July 24, 2005
Palestinian gunmen opened fire on an Israeli vehicle traveling on the main road connecting the Gaza Strip settlements to Israel early this morning, killing a husband and wife and wounding four other Israelis, rescue workers and the army said.
Fire crews suppress blaze, save Utah town
July 24, 2005
Fire crews on Saturday quelled a 17,000-acre fire that had threatened a town in southwestern Utah while authorities lifted evacuation orders in a nearby community that had been nearly surrounded by a separate blaze.
Nuclear energy accord key step in Bush era
July 24, 2005
A useful shibboleth whose time has past: That is the likely fate of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty if the visionary bilateral agreement signed last week by the United States and India comes into full force.
Obama takes cautious approach to celebrity
July 24, 2005
The line forms the moment Sen. Barack Obama is done speaking, a procession of admirers clutching copies of his book, magazines, scraps of paper, disposable cameras and one homemade American flag. It doesn’t take long before someone pops the question.
Eudora angler lands record wiper at Perry Lake
Lab tests needed to confirm catch wasn’t striped bass
July 24, 2005
Richard Sanders has been a Wildlife and Parks fisheries biologist for more than two decades, and he never had seen anything like it.
On the record
July 24, 2005
Lawrence datebook
July 24, 2005
Booster: Gifts not part of some ‘evil plot’
July 24, 2005
Kansas University booster Dana Anderson, who returned Friday from his 17-day trip to the Greek Isles, Turkey and some other far-away locales, was not too travel-worn to take time to explain his unintentional violation of an NCAA extra-benefit rule.
Lee, Ramirez lead Cubs past Cards
Chicago continues to eye return to playoff picture one victory at a time
July 24, 2005
Derrek Lee matched his career best for home runs with 65 games to spare. Of more concern to him is whether the Chicago Cubs can use the rest of the season to make a playoff run.
Briefly
July 24, 2005
¢ Huge, hazy cloud of dust heading for the South ¢ More right whales may be dying than thought ¢ Schwarzenegger cuts ties with competition ¢ Ports extend hours to ease congestion ¢ Poll finds Americans expect another world war ¢ 82-year-old claims he found lost wedding ring
People in the news
July 24, 2005
¢ Drug rehab failure ¢ Drug rehab success ¢ ‘Sopranos’ hit sour note ¢ Too pooped to party for pop ¢ Scouting locations ¢ Oak Ridge Boys celebrated
Tribe takes to outsourcing
Chinese venture boon for S.D. reservation
July 24, 2005
The Oglala Lakota Sioux were among the last tribes to battle the U.S. cavalry, and their vast Pine Ridge reservation was ground zero in the American Indian Movement’s 1970s clashes with federal agents.
Owning company stock can lead to trouble
July 24, 2005
There’s justice in the world - though it may be small consolation to ordinary people who get stomped by the powerful.
Online brokers blossom
Discounts grow as virtual firms compete
July 24, 2005
The cost of buying a stock has never been cheaper. A vicious price war is raging among online brokerages as they scramble to attract and keep customers. That has squeezed the profit margins of the online brokerage firms, but consumers can benefit.
Gay adoptive parents facing opposition in hometown
State stays mum; some legislators fight issue
July 24, 2005
When Bill Dunn talks about his three adopted sons, it’s pretty clear that being a father is the most important thing in his life.
Lengthy marriages run in family
Three brothers have 180 years of wedded bliss between them
July 24, 2005
If matrimony had a hall of fame, the De Mott brothers would be prominently featured.
Pets steal spotlight at early events
Area 4-H members get jump on annual fair
July 24, 2005
The animal kingdom ruled Saturday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Indy champ Wheldon seeking to regain form
IRL driver has endured mild slump recently
July 24, 2005
It all looked so easy for Dan Wheldon at the start of the 2005 season.
Faces and places
July 24, 2005