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Property tax increase on tonight’s school board agenda
July 25, 2005
The Lawrence school board tonight is expected to decide whether to raise local property taxes to the highest possible level allowed by law.
Heat index climbs to 106 degrees
Relief on the way Tuesday as cold front to bring in scattered thunderstorms
08:37 a.m., July 25, 2005 Updated 03:19 p.m.
Expect another hot day, with temperatures soaring up near 100 degrees. The heat index had already risen to 106 by 3 p.m. But temperatures will take a plunge overnight as a cold front arrives, bringing showers and thunderstorms and temperature in the 70s by Tuesday afternoon, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Sparks fly for derby drivers
July 25, 2005
They enjoy working on cars, scouring salvage yards for early 1970s Impalas, and they absolutely love the sound of metal crashing against metal on hot summer nights.
Wedding photographer captures spontaneous moments
July 25, 2005
Wedding photography has changed dramatically in the past few years. Not long ago, everything was carefully posed. This style remains today, and it can give you beautiful images. But posed photographs lack spontaneity, naturalness and life.
Lawrence datebook
July 25, 2005
On the record
July 25, 2005
Purchase of old sale barn considered
City commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at
July 25, 2005
City commissioners are scheduled to discuss whether they want to move ahead with a possible purchase of the former Lawrence Livestock Sale Barn location near Hobbs Park at 11th and Delaware streets.
Perez’s grand slam dooms Cards
Chicago takes two of three from division-leading St. Louis
July 25, 2005
Neifi Perez hit a grand slam in the 10th inning after Chicago blew a one-run lead with two outs in the ninth, and the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-4, Sunday night to take two of three from the NL Central leaders.
Watson ends slump in Scotland
K.C. native wins Senior British Open for 1st title in 2 years
July 25, 2005
Tom Watson already had won the British Open twice before he figured out the nuances of links golf. So there was no better place for him to end a two-year drought on the Champions Tour.
Study: Injected hormone results in weight loss
July 25, 2005
Injections of a gut hormone that tells the brain the stomach is full resulted in significant weight loss in a small human test, British researchers report in today’s issue of the journal Diabetes.
Hammon’s late surge lifts Liberty past Lynx
July 25, 2005
Becky Hammon picked the right spot to push her team to a third straight road victory.
Giles shines before injury
KU coach ‘pleased’ with sophomore’s play
July 25, 2005
Based on his performance in the first of six USA Basketball Under-21 team tryout sessions, C.J. Giles looked like he had an excellent chance to make the national team.
KU grad takes prize
Ex-Jayhawk runner fond of Lone Star Lake
July 25, 2005
By Jesse Newell Journal-World Sports Writer Ric Rosenkranz seems to make his best memories at Lone Star LRic Rosenkranz seems to make his best memories at Lone Star Lake.
July 25, 2005
¢ Earthquake off coast triggers tsunami warning ¢ Impeachment complaint filed against Arroyo ¢ U.S., N. Korean envoys to meet before talks
Investigators piecing together outline of Egyptian resort attacks
July 25, 2005
The bombers who carried out Egypt’s worst-ever terrorist attack appear to have entered this Red Sea resort in pickup trucks loaded with explosives that were hidden under vegetables, security officials said Sunday. Police were searching for three suspects believed to have survived the bombings.
Links emerging between London’s bombing attacks
Items in unexploded backpack offer officials clues
July 25, 2005
London - The emerg
Gert inundates Mexico; Franklin falls apart
July 25, 2005
Tropical Storm Gert came ashore Sunday in northeastern Mexico, bringing the threat of several inches of rain to areas already soaked by Hurricane Emily.
Area briefs
July 25, 2005
¢ Body discovered; no foul play suspected ¢ Expanded hours are cause for celebration ¢ Baker president gets Rotarian award ¢ District court records now easier to access
Arkansas team rolls to U-16 title
July 25, 2005
Tara Higgins found herself in the middle of just about everything Sunday at the AFA B National Fastpitch Tournament under-16 finals.
Royals outlast Toronto
July 25, 2005
Ted Lilly pitched through pain in his shoulder to retire the first 11 Kansas City batters.
People in the news
July 25, 2005
¢ Model says Polanski never attempted to seduce her ¢ ‘Desperate Housewives,’ ‘Lost’ win critics’ awards ¢ Singer joins ‘Chicago’ cast ¢ Veterans not happy stars wearing hearts on sleeves ¢ Hong Kong fans plan statue of movie legend Bruce Lee
July 25, 2005
¢ Hiker survives five days in lava field ¢ Penn Station evacuated after bomb scare ¢ Workers check on older residents as heat rises ¢ Rain gives firefighters edge on Utah wildfires ¢ Accused molester was chronicling abuse
NASA may tweak rules to launch Discovery Tuesday
July 25, 2005
NASA plans to launch the first space shuttle flight in 2 1/2 years, even if it is plagued by the same fuel gauge problem that halted the previous countdown two weeks ago, officials said Sunday.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
July 25, 2005
The Journal-World has found gas prices as low as $2.20 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Sunday liquor sales likely to continue
July 25, 2005
Liquor stores are only lukewarm to the idea of allowing Sunday sales to continue in the city, according to a new city commission-sponsored survey.
Birth-control vaccine shows promise in animals
July 25, 2005
Imagine a temporary immunity to baby-making. A University of Missouri at Columbia researcher is aiming for the ultimate female contraceptive: a vaccine that would make sperm bounce off eggs like they were brick walls.
Program works to give troubled teens fresh start
July 25, 2005
When Baldwin resident Don Mueller called Scott’s Repair, he just wanted a new furnace to warm his home. But he ended up getting his heart warmed, too.
Donor rolls often hold clues on regent picks
Board members usually have supported governor who names them, but job not considered ‘reward’
July 25, 2005
In the next few weeks, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will appoint three new members to the Kansas Board of Regents.
Act has changed landscape in 15 years
ADA has opened new doors for people with handicaps
July 25, 2005
There was a time when crossing the street in Lawrence could be an arduous task for Bob Mikesic.
Medicaid spending moves to forefront of legislative issues
July 25, 2005
For years, legislators have been frustrated by the rising cost of helping needy Kansans through Medicaid, gobbling dollars that could go to public schools, universities and other programs.
Funding to replace K.C. bridge sought
July 25, 2005
Sen. Kit Bond is trying to secure an additional $50 million to replace a bridge spanning the Missouri River that is a major artery into downtown.
The week ahead
July 25, 2005
Realizing true reason for layoff will help self-esteem, job search
July 25, 2005
One of the biggest problems with repeated job searches is that you start to wonder: “Why me? Why now?”
Four unions poised to leave AFL-CIO
Groups plan to boycott today’s meeting
July 25, 2005
The AFL-CIO succumbed to division Sunday, with its largest union deciding to bolt the 50-year-old federation and three others poised to do so in a dispute over how to reverse organized labor’s long slide.
Health costs
July 25, 2005
To the editor: A recent study finds “U.S. health care highest in the world” (Journal-World, July 14).
July 25, 2005
To the editor: Questions: Do any Muslim nations have military bases in the United States or Great Britain?
Differing views
July 25, 2005
To the editor: In the July 16 Lawrence Journal-World, the Rev. David Livingston cautions us against taking good ideas too far.
Baring sole in White House
July 25, 2005
What would you wear if you were invited to the White House?
Information gap helps fuel anti-Americanism
July 25, 2005
It’s no wonder polls in Latin America show a dramatic increase in anti-Americanism since the war with Iraq, or that so many in the United States can’t understand why. If you look at the information we get about world events, it often looks like we live in two different worlds.
Design details
Kasold Drive is a main thoroughfare for the city and the design to rebuild it deserves all the time and attention city officials are giving it.
July 25, 2005
Congratulations to Lawrence city commissioners for taking the time to work through design issues related to the rebuilding of Kasold Drive between Bob Billings Parkway and Clinton Parkway. It is everyone’s hope that such a project will not be repeated anytime soon, and it’s important to try to get it right.
Well-rounded character elevates Lifetime flick
July 25, 2005
Based on a novel by Ann Packer, “The Dive from Clausen’s Pier” (8 p.m., Lifetime) does a good job of exploring the complexity of a character’s emotions - even when her choices defy expectations and the conventions of standard television movies.
Local briefs
July 25, 2005
¢ Guilty plea garnered in embezzlement case ¢ Three vehicles involved in accident on Iowa ¢ Habitat to put car up for grabs at event
Senators may get abridged version of nominee’s documents, memos
July 25, 2005
Citing privacy and precedent, the Bush administration indicated Sunday it does not intend to release all memos and other documents written by Supreme Court nominee John Roberts when he worked for two presidents.
U.S. envoy takes over challenging leadership role in Iraq
July 25, 2005
He is virtually unknown to most Americans. Yet since the day of the Sept. 11 attacks, Zalmay Khalilzad has handled some of his country’s most-delicate diplomatic assignments.
Suicide bombing kills 40 people near police station
July 25, 2005
A suicide bomber aiming to blow up an Iraqi police station killed 40 people Sunday when his explosives-laden truck detonated as he maneuvered across a highway median in eastern Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
Pressure builds for more video surveillance
July 25, 2005
Pressure is building for greater use of video cameras to keep watch over the nation’s cities - particularly in transportation systems and other spots vulnerable to terrorism - after the bombings in London.
Vive le Lance! Armstrong wins Tour
Texan goes out on top by winning seventh straight Tour de France, then calling it a career
July 25, 2005
One last time, “The Star-Spangled Banner” rang out over the Champs-Elysees in honor of Lance Armstrong.
Iguchi sizzles on steamy day
White Sox second baseman homers in 6-4 victory
July 25, 2005
Tadahito Iguchi nearly received the day off because of the heat. Luckily for the Chicago White Sox, manager Ozzie Guillen decided to let him play despite the temperature of 100 degrees at the start.
Poised Busch bests grizzled veterans
Martin, Wallace can’t catch speedy driver during Nextel Cup’s Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono
July 25, 2005
Kurt Busch kept his poise with NASCAR’s two grizzled veterans pushing hard down the stretch.
Reading the mind of a feline
Alternative healing for pets can include psychic techniques
July 25, 2005
Ruth Kenyon is devoted to an 18-pound gray cat named Joseph.
Scientists find cats miss out on sweeter side of life
July 25, 2005
Curiosity about the cat has finally paid off with a scientific explanation for felines’ enigmatic indifference to sweets.
Prominent defender of evolution joins Wichita State University staff
Niall Shanks known for debate skills on topic
July 25, 2005
At East Tennessee State University, Niall Shanks became a prominent defender of evolution, writing a book opposing intelligent design and debating several of its proponents.
Roberts may lack varied experience
July 25, 2005
So what is there still to be learned about Judge John Roberts, President Bush’s choice for the Supreme Court?
July 25, 2005
For Monday, July 25, 2005