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Incoming KU freshman wins game for East
July 31, 2005
With less than 10 seconds left to go in the Shrine Bowl game Saturday, incoming KU freshman Kerry Meier ran the ball into the end zone to wins the game for the East.
ChiSox keep gritting it out
Pierzynski’s huge homer caps Chicago comeback
July 31, 2005
A.J. Pierzynski is hitting home runs like never before, just one of many reasons why the Chicago White Sox own the best record in the major leagues.
Manny sits out as rumors swirl
M’s ship Winn to Giants
July 31, 2005
Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez got the night off to clear his head while the team attempts to trade him and shed his salary.
Analysis: Small streams best for eager trout
July 31, 2005
Normally, I break down my fly rods and put them in their cases when I leave the water. But since hot weather arrived, I’ve kept a two-weight rod rigged in the back of my pickup.
Anglers bemoan bass fishing at Classic
Ex-champ: ‘This is the worst fishery in America’
July 31, 2005
The fishing on the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela rivers in the Citgo Bassmaster Classic might be even tougher than originally predicted.
Shock stop Sun streak
July 31, 2005
Deanna Nolan scored 19 points, reserve Plenette Pierson added 17, and the Detroit Shock dealt the Connecticut Sun their first home loss of the season, 75-66, Saturda
Burress suffers light knee injury
July 31, 2005
The New York Giants got a scare Saturday when Plaxico Burress, one of their main offseason acquisitions, injured a knee 30 minutes into the team’s first preseason practice. Fortunately for the Giants and Burress, that’s all it was - a scare.
Kansas City’s 10-time Pro Bowl guard Shields fighting back woes during training camp
July 31, 2005
Will Shields missed another day of practice Saturday because of back trouble, and Kansas City Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil said he was concerned about his 10-time Pro Bowl guard.
Rookie ready to punt
Colquitt vital cog in K.C.’s gameplan
July 31, 2005
Just half a second and about 21 feet are all the Kansas City Chiefs require.
Boggs, Sandberg two of a kind
Announcer Coleman, writer Gammons also to be enshrined today
July 31, 2005
Growing up, Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg were just like any other kids in love with baseball, playing imaginary games and dreaming.
Going, going : Gomes
Devil Rays rookie homers thrice
July 31, 2005
Jonny Gomes put on a power display that not even Jose Canseco or Greg Vaughn ever could accomplish in a Tampa Bay uniform.
Commentary: Plummer needs to mature - and fast
Broncos QB never will live up to Elway, but he can reserve his own place in Denver’s heart
July 31, 2005
As John Elway’s immense shadow fades, Jake Plummer must pull Denver fans from their funk of nostalgia.
No surprise: Penguins draft Crosby
With first pick, Pittsburgh takes potential next great
July 31, 2005
Welcome to the NHL, Sidney Crosby.
Old-time pastime
Vintage games of genteel ‘base ball,’ the 1860s version of baseball, popping up around U.S.
July 31, 2005
Long before Kenny Rogers shoved two cameramen, an angry outburst of “Blame my buttons!” could cost a base ball player a half-dime fine.
Key resume words can score interview
July 31, 2005
When you are searching for a new job, a successful resume is your first hurdle to employment. The way you present yourself and your skills via your resume can open the doors to a better variety of interviews.
Bankruptcies
July 31, 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
Faces and places
July 31, 2005
What not to look for when picking adviser
July 31, 2005
As 401(k) plans proliferate throughout corporate America, many workers suddenly realize that financial planning can become a tricky struggle. What mix of stocks? Which bonds, if any? Are there tax considerations?
Chamber gearing up for Lake Challenge
July 31, 2005
It’s not too late to enter a cardboard boat in the second Lawrence Chamber of Commerce “Lake Challenge,” set for Aug. 20 at Clinton Lake.
Fed chairman rightfully cautious about inflation
July 31, 2005
Why can’t Alan Greenspan just relax? Everyone knows inflation is tame, recently running about 2.5 percent a year. But the Federal Reserve chairman told Congress last week that he intends to keep raising interest rates anyway.
Quicken software eases pain of medical expenses
Intuit program helps fix errors, track insurance progress
July 31, 2005
Consumers facing the often overwhelming task of staying on top of health care bills, claims and paperwork now have an electronic option that may ease the burden.
Voters favor return to multiparty politics
July 31, 2005
Ugandans voted overwhelmingly in support of their country’s return to a multiparty system, which was banned for 19 years by a president who argued that he needed to keep tribal divisions in check.
Paramilitary militia demobilizes troops
July 31, 2005
Leaders of a Colombian right-wing paramilitary faction believed to be one of the most heavily involved in drug trafficking demobilized their troops on Saturday and said they wanted to form a political party.
Palestinians pledge orderly transition
July 31, 2005
Palestinian forces desperately need better weapons and military equipment, but will maintain calm during Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip “even if we have to use clubs,” a Palestinian official said Saturday.
Protesters beaten in anti-Mubarak rally
July 31, 2005
Police and government supporters beat pro-reform activists with batons, sometimes kicking them as they on lay the ground, during a protest Saturday against President Hosni Mubarak’s announcement that he would run for re-election for a fifth time.
Strong quake strikes; no damage reported
July 31, 2005
A strong earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Saturday, but no damage or injuries were reported.
Bombay residents demand cleanup after monsoon
July 31, 2005
Hundreds of angry demonstrators blocked traffic for hours Saturday to demand restoration of drinking water and electricity and clearing of rotting animal carcasses after this week’s monsoon rains in western India. Officials said the death toll could reach 1,000.
London attacks show terror’s global reach
July 31, 2005
When the bomb he tried to detonate aboard a London Tube train failed to explode, police say Osman Hussain jumped out a carriage window, ran along the track, then hopped through back yards before melting into the city’s bustle.
Talk shows feature linkup to shuttle
July 31, 2005
Guest lineups for today’s Sunday TV news shows include:
Mountain view may become more expensive
July 31, 2005
at would you pay to rent a house and 23 scenic acres in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park? Betty Dick pays $25 per month for her piece of mountain real estate, and she is angry that the government wants to raise her rent.
Doctors pronounce Bush ‘fit for duty’ after physical
July 31, 2005
President Bush was pronounced “fit for duty” after an annual checkup Saturday that showed that the 59-year-old commander in chief, an avid mountain bike rider, has lost 8 pounds since his last physical exam in December.
Uzbekistan evicts U.S. from air base
July 31, 2005
The Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan has ended its agreement allowing U.S. military aircraft and personnel to use an air base that has been an important hub for American military operations in Afghanistan, administration officials said Saturday.
Military experts support troop reduction in Iraq
July 31, 2005
The administration’s talk about sharply reducing the number of American troops in Iraq starting as early as next spring gets a strong endorsement from military experts, both those who support the war and those who question it.
NASA extends shuttle mission a day
July 31, 2005
The crew of the shuttle Discovery is getting an extra day in space.
World’s smallest presidential library planned in Atchison
July 31, 2005
In a state with a presidential library, a presidential loser’s library and a gallery of Oval Office occupant wannabes, add what’s being billed as the “world’s smallest presidential library.”
$100,000 in funding OK’d for St. Luke church
July 31, 2005
Congress has approved $100,000 in federal funding to help with the restoration of historic St. Luke AME Church, 900 N.Y.
On the record
July 31, 2005
Lottery ad draws ire of two cities
July 31, 2005
Residents in two Kansas communities are angry over a radio spot for the Kansas Lottery that suggests their towns are boring.
Nichols’ defense cost $6.3 million
State case came in at $4 million
July 31, 2005
Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols’ defense in his federal case cost U.S. taxpayers almost $6.3 million, records show.
Psychologists’ exercise sessions draw debate within profession
July 31, 2005
In many ways, psychiatrist Wayne Sandler’s office seems pretty typical: a comfortable chair, a sofa, a desk and a wall full of diplomas and certificates. But along one wall is something out of the ordinary: a matched pair of treadmills that face each other.
Small doses of healthy habits easier to swallow
July 31, 2005
Perhaps you’ve noticed them: the neighbor who uses walking lunges to get to the mailbox; the co-worker who sits on an exercise ball instead of a chair; or the family member who sprinkles ground flax seed on salads, cereal and ice cream.
More KU dates set
July 31, 2005
Add three additional dates to Kansas University’s soon-to-be released 2005-06 men’s basketball schedule. The Jayhawks will play Baylor on Feb. 22 at Allen Fieldhouse, Jan 11 at Colorado and against the Buffaloes on March 1 at KU.
Raytheon contract to take effect
Machinists union rejects strike
July 31, 2005
A contract between Raytheon Aircraft Co. and its machinists will take effect after union workers voted to reject the contract proposal but did not vote for a strike, a union spokesman said.
KU duo feeling young
Miles, Lee have blast coaching at camp
July 31, 2005
It was hard to tell who the real kids were at the Aaron Miles basketball camp earlier this week at Wichita Collegiate High.
Raiders roll to title game
The bats are back’ as Lawrence earns 15-2 victory over Great Bend
July 31, 2005
It was supposed to be a hit-and-run.
Mayer: Athletics big-time in Big 12
July 31, 2005
You get a much better idea of the steep hill the Kansas University athletic program must climb when you check a list of NCAA Division I-A revenues and expenses compiled recently by Alan Schmadtke of the Orlando Sentinel. Little wonder KU tries so hard to fatten its treasury. The competition is brutal.
Wilson new offensive weapon
Versatile threat healthy after injury-filled rookie season
July 31, 2005
To the Kansas City Chiefs, multitalented Kris Wilson is a Christmas present they’ve waited all year to unwrap.
Meier magnificent
Incoming KU freshman leads winning drive
July 31, 2005
Pittsburg High quarterback Kerry Meier wouldn’t mind if his late-game performance Saturday night in the Kansas Shrine Bowl offered a bit of foreshadowing for his near football future — maybe even this fall.
Calendar
July 31, 2005
Library event
July 31, 2005
The Lawrence Public Library Senior Outreach Services presents “MyStory 2005.” The following event remains for the month of August in the third year of this summer series.
Car’s condition not only concern for road trips
July 31, 2005
It’s summer, and that means seniors across the country are taking to the road. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Household Travel Survey, nine of 10 summer getaways are car trips, and the average jaunt is 284 miles - each way. If you’re planning on getting behind the wheel, there are important steps to take before you leave to help ensure a safe journey.
Restoration project services old gas pumps
Auto enthusiast nostalgic for old days, prices
July 31, 2005
A black and white photograph of then 3-year-old Gary Porter clad in a white service station uniform and hat with a Clark gasoline logo speaks volumes about his collection of antique gas pumps.
Arts Notes
July 31, 2005
¢ Local artist featured in Red Barn Studio ¢ KU design professors work on science project ¢ Scholarship awarded ¢ School of Fine Arts announces new faculty
Review: ‘Flipnic’ adds odd, challenging spin to pinball
July 31, 2005
With traditional pinball machines, keeping the silvery ball from rolling out of play is enough of a challenge.
Friend’ Kudrow making ‘Comeback’
Series’ co-creator plays fading star
July 31, 2005
Maybe Lisa Kudrow is a victim of her own success. After her decadelong romp as Phoebe Buffay on “Friends,” Kudrow returned to series TV in June with “The Comeback,” where she plays a faded sitcom star trying to rekindle her career.
Zipping through Alaska
Treetop excursion takes tourists gliding through forest canopy
July 31, 2005
Tourists are getting a bird’s-eye view of the Alaska rainforest in a new high-adrenaline attraction that sends them zipping from tree to tree on a series of high-wire cables.
Church accepting donations
July 31, 2005
In their own way, volunteers with United Methodist Women in Lawrence minister to inmates of the Topeka Women’s Correctional Facility. They collect “lightly used” clothing to give to women just getting out of prison.
City seen as lax on rental ordinance
Limiting number of tenants proves tough to enforce
July 31, 2005
In a sense, Lawrence landlord Mark Lehmann is relieved. As a landlord with about 60 houses in the city, he used to pay close attention to ensure that no more than the maximum of four unrelated adults were living in his single-family homes.
Developers floating idea of lakeside properties
Proposal on the waterfront
July 31, 2005
Does waterfront property in landlocked Kansas sound like a put-on? Fact is, there are many housing developments around small, mostly private lakes in Kansas.
Back from her tour in Afghanistan, reservist ready to horse around again
July 31, 2005
Noel Clay is back in the saddle, and she couldn’t be happier. The 23-year-old Lawrence woman has been busy most of the past year with her duties as an Army reservist, including a 100-day stint from late October to March when she was stationed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.
Event planners: Officials were not prepared for Jamboree
July 31, 2005
Their motto is: “Be prepared.” But as the disaster-riddled National Boy Scout Jamboree carries on following five deaths and hundreds of heat-related illnesses, event planners from across the country are wondering just how prepared the Scouts were.
What are you reading?
July 31, 2005
Bombs in Basra, Baghdad leave nine people dead
July 31, 2005
Bombs killed two British contractors in southern Iraq and seven people in the heart of the capital Saturday.
New trade pact to benefit U.S. consumers, manufacturers
July 31, 2005
U.S. shoppers should get a price break on shirts and pants made in Central America. American farmers and manufacturers are hoping to gain new sales in the region.
Year after separation, formerly conjoined twins seem reborn
July 31, 2005
One year after a neurosurgeon separated them by cutting through a section of brain, Carl Aguirre says “Wow!” as he whizzes a toy truck off the tray of his high chair and his brother Clarence holds his nose to let his mother know his diaper is dirty.
Search on for boy who vanished at stadium
July 31, 2005
A 13-year-old boy went to a rest room during a Yankees game and never returned, and searches of the stadium, nearby fast-food restaurants and train stations by hundreds of police and security guards were fruitless.
Search for missing teen turns to landfill in Aruba
July 31, 2005
Police and volunteers picked through a landfill Saturday where a witness claimed he saw men dumping a female body two days after an Alabama teenager vanished.
Miracle cure
Rich spices, deep smoke bind Eudora family that produces Hombre jerky
July 31, 2005
The idea of a family business - guided by principles like secrecy and loyalty - might seem like a bygone concept.
Economist blames aid for Africa’s hunger
Greed, incompetence of rulers contributes to lack of sufficiency
July 31, 2005
In Niger, a desert country twice the size of Texas, most of the 11 million people live on a dollar a day. Forty percent of children are underfed, and one out of four dies before turning 5.
Women inmates gain confidence with help from prison mission
July 31, 2005
Last August, Kristy Wilson apprehensively stepped out of prison for the first time in nine years.
People in the news
July 31, 2005
¢ ‘Simpsons’ guests announced ¢ Stamp of approval ¢ Actor for a day ¢ Aniston auction called off ¢ Moore making HMOs queasy ¢ ABC sends birthday greetings
King Tut exhibit draws crowds, raves, complaints
July 31, 2005
Six weeks after opening, the highly touted King Tut comeback exhibit has drawn massive crowds and more than a few complaints.
Line breaks cause boil orders
Most occur in summer, winter with stress on water systems
July 31, 2005
It happened when a water line broke in Junction City. It was the same for the city of Bennington and for Osage County Rural Water District No. 2.
Professor reappointed to humanities council
July 31, 2005
Kansas University law professor Mike Kautsch was reappointed last week by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to the Kansas Humanities Council.
Councilwoman to fill legislative seat
July 31, 2005
A Prairie Village councilwoman has been selected to replace a state legislator who gave up his seat to become vice president of sales and marketing for Delta Dental of Kansas, the state’s largest provider of dental coverage.
Festivities saddle up
Siblings common at 4-H horse show
July 31, 2005
Arno Knapper spent 20 years riding with a state horse show association, and even though at age 80 he no longer rides, he still enjoys seeing good riders and good horses.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
July 31, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.08 at two stations: Phillips 66 Presto, at Ninth and Louisiana, and Citgo, at Ninth and Iowa. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Commentary: Despite late start, good deed jump-starts weekday morning
July 31, 2005
It’s Friday morning and the path to work is littered with time-eating delays.
Homeless car wash shut down by city
July 31, 2005
A car wash intended to raise funds for softball team for the homeless struck out Saturday when the city stepped in and stopped it.
U.S. must seek to influence internal Muslim debate
July 31, 2005
Only two senators were in the room when Karen Hughes testified at her confirmation hearings. When it came time for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to vote on her nomination Tuesday, she was easily approved. And thus with no discussion and no debate, Hughes takes over the least noticed, least respected and possibly most important job in the State Department. Her formal title is undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs. In plain English, her job is to fight anti-Americanism, promote American culture and, above all, to do intellectual battle with the ideology of radical Islam, a set of beliefs so powerful that they can persuade middle-class, second-generation British Muslims to blow themselves up on buses and trains.
Poor reasoning
July 31, 2005
To the editor: In response to William Skepnek’s letter of July 28: Are you serious? I
Student losses
July 31, 2005
To the editor: There is a strange problem with Lawrence schools: As enrollments fall, taxes rise.
64 election shifted U.S. political lines
July 31, 2005
It’s customary to think that modern American politics began in 1960. That’s the year John F. Kennedy harnessed the power of television to win the presidency, the year American politics turned from a referendum on the past to a debate about the future, the year modern polling and modern media began their slow climb to dominance in our politics.
School restraint
Lawrence school board members shouldn’t raise property taxes by the maximum allowed just because they can.
July 31, 2005
Lawrence residents are generally very supportive of public schools. While many cities across the state have vehemently opposed any tax increases to support K-12 education, Lawrence residents not only approved a $63 million bond issue this year but largely have said they would be willing to pay higher taxes to put more money into schools.
Terrorism loses, America gains in Muslim world’s opinion race
July 31, 2005
We interrupt the latest reports about terrorist atrocities with a news bulletin: Support for suicide bombings and Islamic extremism, along with hatred of the Great Satan, is actually waning in the Muslim world.
Human interest?
July 31, 2005
To the editor: I wasn’t sure if I’d opened up a copy of The National Enquirer or the Lawrence Journal-World on Tuesday morning when I saw the news story about the amputee who kept his foot on the front porch of an East Lawrence neighborhood house for viewing.
Poet’s showcase
July 31, 2005
House Burning By Jessie Salsbury
World Online Panorama: 4-H Horse Show
July 31, 2005
Many people spent Saturday morning watching the 4-H horse show in the Community Building at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The horse show was the first major event of this week’s Douglas County Fair.
Marlins blank sliding Nationals
Amid trade rumors, Burnett pitches seven-inning gem to lead Florida
July 31, 2005
For more than a month, with the trade deadline looming, A.J. Burnett has endured speculation regarding where he might be headed.
The Motley Fool
July 31, 2005
¢ Name that company ¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Invest in IRA ¢ A banking giant grows ¢ Bad calls ¢ Tech stocks
Hall of famer
Lifelong resident recognized for business
July 31, 2005
All this talk about Lawrence’s lack of affordable housing has Bill Webster a bit frustrated, if not mildly amused.
Lawrence datebook
July 31, 2005
Western Kansas reservoirs still short on irrigation water
July 31, 2005
Despite plentiful rains in much of Kansas this year, reservoirs in the western part of the state that are used for irrigation are still short on water.
Flower’s power a myth
Echinacea fails to prevent, treat colds
July 31, 2005
Being sick with a cold is nothing to sneeze at, but new research finds that taking the popular herbal remedy echinacea does nothing to treat or prevent it.
Lawrence commuter report
July 31, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Yoga guide helps center teenagers
July 31, 2005
It’s a rare pleasure to see a girls’ book that deals with physical and emotional health.
With its bright covers and formulaic plots, fiction aimed at women is hot
July 31, 2005
During the summer, the quest for enlightening, Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction flies out the window and our penchant for tasty beach reading kicks in.
Book details soldiers’ families
Salina base only one to house wives, children during Vietnam War
July 31, 2005
There was a time when Walter Cronkite was Dorothy Gallagher’s best friend. Gallagher would hang on every word the TV newsman said. Then, she went to a map of Vietnam posted on her wall and checked the location of the latest skirmish against a pushpin that pierced the map.
Pumpkin patch owner back home after accident
July 31, 2005
As the wife of a farmer and co-owner of a pumpkin patch, Janet Schaake made a prediction Saturday afternoon.
Horoscopes
July 31, 2005
For Sunday, July 31, 2005
Ability to deny dreadful reality sets evil-doers apart
July 31, 2005
The banality of evil that Hannah Arendt glimpsed in Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann lives on in this visual age. It emerges from surveillance photographs of four terrorism suspects in London that were flashed across the world’s television screens, Internet sites and newspapers earlier this month.
Best sellers
July 31, 2005
Role of Islam in law debated
July 31, 2005
The framers of Iraq’s constitution appear likely to enshrine Islam as the main basis of law in the country - a stronger role than the United States had hoped for and one some Iraqis fear will mean a more fundamentalist regime.
Driver ‘leans too far,’ falls out on highway
July 31, 2005
Opening up your door while driving isn’t a good idea, especially on a busy highway.