Archive for Wednesday, June 1, 2005

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O’Connor to run for Secretary of State
June 1, 2005
A state senator who once said women’s voting was a sign that American society didn’t value families enough now wants to be Kansas’ top elections official.
Police interviewing stabbing suspect
10:00 a.m., June 1, 2005 Updated 05:50 p.m.
Lawrence Police were interviewing a possible suspect this afternoon in the stabbing of a man found injured this morning in the parking lot of a drug store.
Heavy rains hit Douglas County
June 1, 2005
Douglas County was getting steady showers this morning, already totaling up to between 2 and 4 inches by midmorning And more is expected through the day, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Pipe dreams
Review: ‘Brigadoon’ weaves together Scottish plaid, energetic cast
June 1, 2005
Given the premise of “Brigadoon,” it might be surprising that the Scottish fantasy, unlike its namesake town, emerges from obscurity more often than once every hundred years.
Eats shoots, leaves
Many parts of vegetables we usually discard harbor complex, usable flavors
June 1, 2005
I was checking out at the grocery store the other day when the clerk asked whether I wanted the green tops removed from my carrots. I started reflexively to answer “yes,” as I always have except for that brief period I was in charge of feeding my daughter’s guinea pig Dovey.
Some bugs benefit garden
June 1, 2005
Some people peg the official beginning of summer at the end of the school year, Memorial Day weekend, or even as late as the solstice. For me, the official commencement of summer is the moment at which I realize I can no longer work in the garden without insects being an issue.
Guava-voom!
Fruit scores highly on antioxidant test
June 1, 2005
If you’re the kind of health-conscious eater who scoops blueberries onto your breakfast cereal and piles broccoli, spinach and sweet potatoes onto your dinner plate, we have one word for you: Guava.
Freaks and foxes compete
June 1, 2005
News flash: The WB network may finally have a hit reality show on its hands. And it only took a Fox star with an MTV pedigree to make it happen. Producer Ashton Kutcher (“That ‘70s Show,” “Punk’d”) brings his combination of impish charm and thinly veiled sadism to “Beauty and the Geek” (7 p.m., WB), a surprising social experiment disguised as a reality show that trades in obvious cliches and cruelty, but that is never afraid to show a little heart.
On the road with the Dave Matthews Band
June 1, 2005
The Dave Matthews Band members are on the road so much their tour bus has become their second home - so they’ve tried to make it just as comfortable as their real abodes.
Cuba, kids, rehab & rock
Audioslave finally comes out of exile
June 1, 2005
It’s a Wednesday night in Hollywood, and thousands of screaming fans are packed into a block of the Walk of Fame to see Audioslave storm an outdoor stage.
Business aims to eliminate e-waste
Downtown company welcomes unusable electronics for restoring, using parts
June 1, 2005
A new Lawrence company is working to convince area businesses, organizations and individuals to pay a little extra for disposing of their discarded computer monitors, TV screens and other so-called “e-waste.”
High court overturns Andersen conviction
June 1, 2005
The Supreme Court threw out the conviction of the Arthur Andersen accounting firm for destroying Enron Corp.-related documents, ruling unanimously Tuesday that the jury instructions were too broad.
United, union reach tentative pact
Contract settlement to avert strike
June 1, 2005
United Airlines and its machinists’ union announced an agreement in principle on a contract in federal bankruptcy court Tuesday, narrowly heading off the need for a judge’s ruling that could have triggered a strike.
Briefcase
June 1, 2005
¢ EU, U.S. resume Boeing trade dispute ¢ Interest rate set for student loans ¢ Confidence rises, manufacturing dips
Commodities
June 1, 2005
 
Daily ticker
June 1, 2005
 
Sparks stop Silver Stars
June 1, 2005
Slowly, the Los Angeles Sparks are coming together under new coach Henry Bibby.
Briefly
June 1, 2005
¢ New P.M. named after EU charter’s failure ¢ ‘Mermaid’ baby ready for risky surgery ¢ Sherpa sets record for Mount Everest climbs ¢ Citizens urged to conserve energy ¢ Smugglers evade arrest in raid at ‘drugs bazaar’
British government cracks down on hoodies
June 1, 2005
Britain has a new public enemy - the teenager in a hooded sweat shirt.
Former Russian oil tycoon convicted
Charges of fraud, tax evasion tainted by political undertones
June 1, 2005
The fallen oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was sentenced to nine years in prison Tuesday, ending the biggest case in post-Soviet Russia. The year-long trial spurred accusations that it was linked to Khodorkovsky’s opposition to President Vladimir Putin, and stoked the fears of foreign investors.
Briefly
June 1, 2005
¢ Fire that killed 9 ruled arson ¢ 9-year-old girl charged in fatal stabbing ¢ Crane-climber fights extradition to Florida ¢ Twin-engine plane crashes at busy airport
Base closings to leave behind toxic wasteland
Nation’s oldest sub base may never be clean enough to redevelop
June 1, 2005
For decades, the land around the Navy’s oldest submarine base was a dumping ground for whatever it needed to dispose of: sulfuric acid, torpedo fuel, waste oil and incinerator ash.
Guantanamo papers say prisoners sold into captivity
June 1, 2005
They fed them well. The Pakistani tribesmen slaughtered a sheep in honor of their guests, Arabs and Chinese Muslims famished from fleeing U.S. bombing in the Afghan mountains. But their hosts had ulterior motives: to sell them to the Americans, said the men who are now prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
Kidnapped Iraqi governor found dead
Shiites reach out to Sunnis, but Saddam trial may increase tensions
June 1, 2005
U.S. and Iraqi troops battled foreign fighters near the Syrian border and found the body of Anbar province’s missing governor, the highest-ranking Iraqi official kidnapped since the fall of Saddam Hussein, authorities said Tuesday.
Briefly
June 1, 2005
¢ Gunman kills 3, self ¢ Ford Motor Co. adds to mustang campaign ¢ Mystery illness forces slaughter of chickens
Lawmakers in 2 states approve stem cell plans
June 1, 2005
The state House of Representatives on Tuesday gave final approval to a 10-year, $100 million plan to fund stem cell research, seeking to position Connecticut to compete with other states in the emerging scientific field.
Task force to study slave labor on Capitol
June 1, 2005
The U.S. Capitol was built with the labor of slaves who cut the logs, laid the stones and baked the bricks. Two centuries later, Congress has decided the world should know about this.
Bush, Rice, allies boost anti-weapons program
June 1, 2005
The Bush administration claimed success on Tuesday for its program designed to intercept weapons technology, saying it helped end Libya’s weapons program.
Big Tobacco courted women smokers
June 1, 2005
Tobacco companies did elaborate research on women to figure out how to hook them on smoking - even toying with the idea of chocolate-flavored cigarettes that would curb appetite, according to a new analysis.
Bush rejects talk of waning influence
June 1, 2005
President Bush on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that his influence is waning less than six months into his second term, blaming partisanship and timidity in Congress for the lack of action on his plans to bring change to the United Nations, restructure Social Security and enact a new energy policy this year.
City briefs
June 1, 2005
¢ Campus road to be closed for repaving ¢ Vehicle overturns near Clinton Lake, injuring one ¢ D-Day, Juneteenth topics on River City Weekly ¢ KU psychology program named nation’s best ¢ Volunteer center receives $2,000 grant
Local briefs
June 1, 2005
¢ City summer concert series starts tonight ¢ Feature film seeks Lawrence extras ¢ Schools to receive crossing guards ¢ Neighborhood building moratorium approved ¢ Public invited to hear plans for U.S. 59
Beef festival celebrates livestock livelihood
June 1, 2005
White meat may be hard to find around Garden City the next two weeks as the city and the region celebrate the 37th annual Beef Empire Days.
On the record
June 1, 2005
 
Lawrence datebook
June 1, 2005
 
Sebelius signs benefit raise
June 1, 2005
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday fulfilled a promise to sign legislation giving $250,000 to family members of all Kansas National Guard members killed in combat.
Coalition formed to fight cancer
June 1, 2005
A new initiative in Kansas seeks to lower the state’s cancer rate through preventive actions.
Fact and theory
June 1, 2005
A “fact” is what actually happened. A “theory” is an explanation of how it happened.
Different view
June 1, 2005
My wife and I attended the same Kansas University retirement dinner that Carl Burkhead attended and found so troublesome. We had a much different experience. The chancellor and provost did not “ridicule” the “religious” members of the Kansas Board of Education. They strongly disagreed with the stance taken by the board, but that is a right granted to them by the First Amendment.
Lockdown needed in Iraq
June 1, 2005
With conflict seeming to spiral out of control in Iraq, I welcome the latest aggressive military moves by the Iraqi government and U.S. forces. Their actions could point toward a long overdue objective: a lockdown, not only in Baghdad but also throughout the country.
EU vote humiliates Chirac
June 1, 2005
The French rejection of the European Constitution by a substantial 55-45 percent margin is a repudiation of President Jacques Chirac, who helped shape the document. It also will give those Americans angry at the lack of French support for the war in Iraq and France’s general anti-Americanism a feeling of deep satisfaction that Chirac has been humiliated.
Deadline looms for Lied Center fund-raiser
June 1, 2005
With their deadline less than a month away, Kansas University officials have yet to hit the halfway point in their goal of raising $7.5 million toward an expansion of the Lied Center.
Former Eldridge owner to face trial
Rob Phillips heard on videotape shouting obscenities at Sheriff’s officer
June 1, 2005
Pictures may speak louder than words, but it was the words on a videotape that led a judge to bind the former owner of the Eldridge Hotel over for trial on charges that he threatened and battered a Douglas County Sheriff’s officer.
KU study exploring treatment for depression without drugs
Caveman’ plan touts mood boost
June 1, 2005
Behave more like a caveman. That’s the advice of a Kansas University professor who thinks he’s found a medication-free way to beat depression, a major illness that has afflicted about 20 percent of Americans.
Subleasing hot option for summer
Legal adviser urges caution when selecting tenants to fulfill lease agreement
June 1, 2005
Andrea Guiterrez thought it would be simple. The winter Kansas University graduate got a job in the student financial aid office at the KU Med Center in Kansas City, Kan. To be closer to work, she rented a place in Overland Park.
State death penalty case going to Supreme Court
June 1, 2005
Seven men convicted of capital murder in Kansas might yet face execution because of a decision announced Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Deep Throat source steps forward
Insider in Watergate investigation reveals identity; Washington Post confirms claim
June 1, 2005
Deep Throat, the secret source whose insider guidance was vital to The Washington Post’s groundbreaking coverage of the Watergate scandal, was a pillar of the FBI named W. Mark Felt, The Post confirmed on Tuesday.
Woodling: Locale, fame factors in coverage away from arenas
June 1, 2005
Those of us who buy ink by the barrel are prone to label stories of monumental importance as either the Second Coming or World War III. Or both.
Raiders setting sights on AAA state threepeat
Lawrence Legion team opens summer season tonight with new manager
June 1, 2005
Lawrence’s Raiders have won two straight state American Legion AAA baseball titles under two different head coaches.
Greene: Kellerman, Wilson take home inaugural ‘Woodsie’ awards
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June 1, 2005
Much to Ryan Wood’s dismay, this writer has no problem bucking tradition.
Optimism abounds around Lions
Girls gymnastics wins state title; football, baseball, basketball thrive
June 1, 2005
It was like a year-long surprise birthday party in 2004-05 for Lawrence High. Whether it was teams making late-season surges or contributions coming from fresh-faced newcomers, there were plenty of reasons for optimism for next year.
Nationals feast on Atlanta bullpen
Washington collects third straight one-run victory behind Johnson’s two RBIs
June 1, 2005
Plugging in parts as they go, the Washington Nationals are finding ways to win the close ones and stay right near the top of the NL East.
French wise to reject EU ‘constitution’
June 1, 2005
There you have Europe’s “crisis.” The French, in a snit that was their serviceable substitute for common sense, wisely rejected the proposed constitution for the 25 member nations of the European Union. So there will be no constitutional law governing Maltese real estate transactions. Gosh.
Cities flaunt cases for NASCAR shrine
Charlotte unveils plans for new NASCAR Hall of Fame; Kansas City, Kan., among cities in the mix
June 1, 2005
Rarely has a red toolbox seen such an escort. The shiny Craftsman toolbox, carried by two Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers in their dress blue uniforms, was the container Tuesday for a bid submitted by Charlotte-area leaders hoping to land a NASCAR Hall of Fame. They face competing bids from Atlanta; Kansas City, Kan.; Richmond, Va.; and Daytona Beach, Fla.
K.C. stuns New York, 5-3
June 1, 2005
Buddy Bell was awake at 4 a.m., introduced as Kansas City’s manager at 2 p.m., and spent three exhausting, tension-filled hours directing his new team against the New York Yankees.
Who’s your Buddy? Royals tap Bell manager
Indians bench coach signed only through 2007 season
June 1, 2005
Buddy Bell faces a daunting rebuilding project with a team that could be headed for record losses, and he’s promising no quick turnaround for the Kansas City Royals.
150-year-old home considered birthplace of ‘Rock Chalk’
June 1, 2005
Shelley Hickman Clark was never sure whether to believe that the “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk” chant was created in her 150-year-old home in south Lawrence.
River report gets mixed reviews
Dredgers wary of further study; Riverkeeper awaiting Water Office’s next step
June 1, 2005
Degradation of the Kansas River streambed has caused millions of dollars in economic damage and created a host of environmental problems, according to a new state study.
Hamilton, Detroit even series with Miami
June 1, 2005
Larry Brown’s uncertain future was not a distraction to the Detroit Pistons. On the contrary, it barely was in their thoughts.
K.C. sculpture project seeks proposals
June 1, 2005
The Santa Fe Drive Sculpture Project is seeking artists for an outdoor sculpture for the roundabout entrance to downtown Overland Park. It is commissioned by the City of Overland Park.
Briefly
June 1, 2005
¢ Study: Shoppers naive about online prices ¢ Runaway bride to pay $13,000 in search costs ¢ Army to issue new combat badges
Wheat harvest to begin soon
June 1, 2005
The start of the Kansas wheat harvest may be just days away in southern Kansas, with 22 percent of the crop statewide now turning color, the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Tuesday.
People in the news
June 1, 2005
¢ Christian Slater accused of groping woman ¢ Big stop in Little Rock ¢ Church request fails to stop Slipknot concert ¢ Court works on instructions for Michael Jackson jury
On the front
Women in combat? It’s hard to know where the front lines are anymore, and women can handle most jobs quite well.
June 1, 2005
The editorial page cartoon in a recent issue of USA Today speaks volumes about the perils and caprices of modern warfare, particularly the American involvement in Iraq.
Summer season uncages health risks
June 1, 2005
Animals at the zoo or county fairs can carry infectious diseases that cause illness or even death. If hands are not washed after handling animals, bacteria can transfer to food and into the body.
White Sox keep on rolling
Dye’s walk-off blast in ninth wins it for Chicago
June 1, 2005
The Chicago White Sox are making a habit of concluding their wins with a bouncing, helmet-smacking celebration at home plate.
Dandy duo to collide at center court
Federer, Nadal both win, setting up clash of titans
June 1, 2005
Roger Federer is the top player, Rafael Nadal the hottest, and their straight-sets victories on a cool, overcast afternoon at the French Open on Tuesday set up a semifinal collision that they, and virtually everyone else, knew was coming.
ID lifts suspicion of others
June 1, 2005
Esquire had it wrong; Atlantic Monthly had it right.
Study shows that nutritional lessons can forge healthy habits
June 1, 2005
Simple kid-friendly training in good nutrition got 8- to 10-year-olds to eat healthier for three years, although snacks, desserts and pizza still make up an astonishing third of the youngsters’ diets, researchers reported today.
Seven could again face execution
June 1, 2005
Former death row inmates who still could face execution if the U.S. Supreme Court reinstates Kansas’ capital punishment law.
Insist on ID
June 1, 2005
On the back of your credit card, instead of or over the top of, your signature, write “Please ask for ID.” Do not cover up the secret, tiny three-digit code a checkout person uses when your card doesn’t swipe the first time. (Or write it on back of the card with indelible ink pen.)
Patrol seeks fuel deals
June 1, 2005
The Journal-World has found a gas price as low as $1.87 at Conoco Jayhawk Food Mart, 701 W. Ninth St., and Presto Phillips 66, 602 W. Ninth St.
City delays decision on use of housing trust
June 1, 2005
City commissioners are in a quandary. They have a $570,000 trust fund but aren’t sure how they want to spend it.
Horoscopes
June 1, 2005
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