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Former Lawrence High football coach honored
June 5, 2005
Last week, Bill Freeman was inducted into the Kansas State High School Activities Assn. Hall of Fame at the state track and field meet in Wichita. And on Sunday, Freeman’s friends, family and former athletes celebrated his accomplishments with a reception at Lawrence High.
Faces and places
June 5, 2005
 
Briefcase
June 5, 2005
¢ Virtual guard dog also serves as light ¢ Health coverage cited as top perk by workers ¢ Name that company
Lawmakers aim to regulate online dating services
Plan for background checks raises debate about privacy
June 5, 2005
Dating has always been a delicate dance of information swapping: What to reveal when?
Wrong lesson
Online classes may be convenient, but what are they teaching students about the world?
June 5, 2005
A new online program certainly makes it easy for Lawrence high school students to retake classes they failed during the last school year.
Defending champs not done
Detroit forces Game 7 with 91-66 rout of Miami
June 5, 2005
The bus carrying the losing team pulled away from the loading dock exactly 48 minutes after the final buzzer sounded, the mood of the Miami Heat as foul and their answers as pithy as their exit was hasty.
AMT takes toll on more taxpayers
June 5, 2005
As I was finishing my federal tax return on the computer in April, I got a nasty surprise. A message popped up on the screen: “Based on the information we’ve gathered so far, you may be subject to the alternative minimum tax.”
Choosing a mortgage
Falling rates open options
June 5, 2005
With mortgage interest rates inching toward the record lows of two years ago, area home buyers and refinancing candidates once again are coming to grips with an array of financing options.
Babe’s contract to be sold
Document to be offered at auction; estimated cost: $500,000-plus
June 5, 2005
This is all that remains of “The Curse:” five neatly typed pages, two bold signatures, and the scars from 86 years of torment.
Red Sox, Cardinals rematch already near
Three interleague games could evoke memories of Boston’s Series sweep
June 5, 2005
It’s June interleague baseball, not a World Series rematch. That’s what the St. Louis Cardinals keep telling themselves about the three-game series starting Monday.
L.A. batters Boston bullpen
Angels score 11 in last three innings of 13-6 victory
June 5, 2005
This time it was Boston’s bullpen that blew a late-inning lead.
People in the news
June 5, 2005
¢ Asking for the big ‘D’ ¢ Sentencing planned for Zeta-Jones stalker ¢ Kelly Osbourne enters rehab ¢ Golfing with the stars ¢ Beckham to open soccer academy in U.S. ¢ Conviction upheld against starlet’s ex
Work lauded
June 5, 2005
The situation of Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery is greatly improved. We would like to take the time to thank everyone who was involved in getting it ready for Memorial Day this year.
James Patterson’s ‘4th of July’ is a dud
June 5, 2005
Underneath all the distractions, there’s a good little mystery in James Patterson’s “4th of July” (Little, Brown, $27.95), written with Maxine Paetro. But a complex thriller it’s not.
Reid in line for second straight victory
June 5, 2005
Mike Reid’s modesty comes through even when he could be boasting.
Best Sellers
June 5, 2005
 
Heavy metal
Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition adds whimsy, mystery to heart of city
June 5, 2005
Together they weigh nearly 2,500 pounds. And they represent hundreds of hours spent in junk yards, sheet metal shops and peering from behind welding masks.
Artists sculpt whimsical look for downtown
June 5, 2005
Dave Werdin-Kennicott’s 2-year-old son calls it “Daddy’s robot.” And although there’s nothing too high-tech about the towering man guarding one entrance to South Park, he IS made of metal and he DOES look poised to snatch up anyone who wanders too close.
Opposition launches massive rally in Azerbaijan capital
June 5, 2005
Opposition parties mustered their biggest rally in years on Saturday, bringing about 10,000 protesters into the streets of the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, to call for free elections after authorities backed down and gave them permission to have a demonstration.
Bush’s meeting raises tensions in Venezuela
June 5, 2005
When President Bush hosted a top Venezuelan political activist at the White House last week, he sparked yet another clash in Washington’s already strained relations with leftist President Hugo Chavez.
China boosts security on Tiananmen anniversary
June 5, 2005
China tightened security around Tiananmen Square on Saturday to prevent memorials on the anniversary of the bloody 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. But in Hong Kong, tens of thousands of protesters staged a candlelight rally.
Briefly
June 5, 2005
¢ Two U.S. troops killed in bombing ¢ Nation denies claims it test-fired missiles ¢ Suspected IRA veteran arraigned in slaying ¢ Tunnel fire kills 1 ¢ Japan facing surge of AIDS cases ¢ 17 arrested for bombings in Christian town
Families find fun beyond Bourbon St.
The Big Easy has activities for kids, too
June 5, 2005
It’s a city of hot times and cold cocktails, known in the 1800s as the Great Southern Babylon and now as an annual gathering spot for women willing to bare their breasts at Mardi Gras.
Calendar
June 5, 2005
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities during the week for residents age 55 and older. Call Senior Services at 842-0543 for more information.
Area lakes fishing report
June 5, 2005
 
Free fishing weekend ends today in Kansas
June 5, 2005
Today is the last day of a weekend of free fishing in Kansas. Saturday and today, Kansans will be able to fish without having to buy a license. This traditional weekend coincides with National Fishing & Boating Week.
Antelope deadline Friday
June 5, 2005
Kansas residents who want to hunt antelope have until Friday to submit applications for a permit.
20-year-old youngest to climb Seven Summits
June 5, 2005
Danielle Fisher has been climbing mountains for nearly a quarter of her lifetime. Of course, at age 20 that’s only been about five years.
Three men questioned about missing teen
Recent grad disappeared on trip in Aruba
June 5, 2005
Three men who said they dropped off an Alabama teenager at her hotel have emerged as “the most important lead” in the honor student’s disappearance on this Dutch Caribbean island, police said Saturday.
When fishing with kids, consider comfort
Also, it’s imperative to go to a spot where you know fish are biting
June 5, 2005
Early summer, with its cool mornings and blossom-scented breezes, evokes powerful memories of lazy days strung together into endless summers. For many, those memories include fishing.
Vintage Skeeter slow, but quiet
June 5, 2005
David O’Keeffe attracts attention when he pulls his number two bass boat down the highways near his Abilene, Texas, home.
Colorado poacher punished
June 5, 2005
A 19-year-old Montrose man, convicted of illegal possession of wildlife, must pay nearly $7,000 in fines and could be barred from hunting and fishing in Colorado and 19 other states for the rest of his life.
Comets’ Swoopes swipes victory
June 5, 2005
Sheryl Swoopes’ layup with 25.7 seconds left gave the Houston Comets a 59-57 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday.
Briefly
June 5, 2005
¢ White House defensive after Pentagon report ¢ Specter to seek policy on foreign detainees ¢ Nation’s No. 1 oldies station changes formats ¢ Toxic red tide prompts massive fishery closures ¢ Scientists free Mars rover from sand dune ¢ Groups weigh in on Web politicking
Aide: Bolton sought to fire official wanting prewar Iraq inspection
June 5, 2005
John R. Bolton flew to Europe in 2002 to confront the head of a global arms-control agency and demand he resign, then orchestrated the firing of the unwilling diplomat in a move a U.N. tribunal has since judged unlawful, according to officials involved.
Spurs not relaxing
June 5, 2005
The Spurs are trying to balance the pluses and the minuses of their eight-day layoff before the start of the NBA Finals.
Sorenstam rallies to tie Inkster for ShopRite Classic lead
June 5, 2005
Annika Sorenstam is right where she wants to be. And she’s got company.
Bankruptcies
June 5, 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.
Thrilling round ties Toms for lead
Four atop Memorial leaderboard; Woods four back
June 5, 2005
David Toms put a week’s worth of excitement into one round Saturday. He had a hole-in-one, made another eagle the conventional way with a brilliant 3-iron into 12 feet and saved par at the end with a 6-iron that smacked into a pine tree after he made contact.
Busch steals truck race
June 5, 2005
Kyle Busch got a huge break and won his second straight NASCAR Craftsman Truck series race after an error on pit road took dominant Ron Hornaday out of contention Saturday at Dover International Speedway.
Tracy wins Milwaukee
June 5, 2005
Paul Tracy has been schooled by several masters of oval racing, and Saturday he turned some of that savvy into his fourth victory at the Milwaukee Mile.
Angels’ Weaver trying to forget wasted year
June 5, 2005
Jered Weaver, the Angels’ No. 1 draft pick last year, wants to forget about his 11-month holdout and concentrate on pitching again.
Steinbrenner: Yankees letting New York down
June 5, 2005
With The Boss applying pressure, Yankees manager Joe Torre is trying to keep the wry smile on his face - believing that his struggling club still is good enough to turn things around.
Nats’ Byrd sends ump to ground
Brinkman knocked down trying to stop Washington outfielder during argument
June 5, 2005
Angered by a strikeout and an ejection, Washington Nationals outfielder Marlon Byrd began running toward the umpire responsible for both calls. Another umpire, Joe Brinkman, stepped in the way and put out an arm, and Byrd knocked him to the ground.
K.C. activates pitcher Affeldt
Lefty won’t be closer; club jettisons Jensen
June 5, 2005
Left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, who missed 44 games while on the disabled list because of a strained left groin, was activated Saturday by the Kansas City Royals.
Commentary: Royals took heat, but Yanks did, too
Critics jumped all over New York when Torre was hired as manager prior to 1996 season
June 5, 2005
The Kansas City Royals took a beating with their choice of Buddy Bell as manager.
Henin-Hardenne claims French title
Pierce pounded, 6-1, 6-1, in championship match
June 5, 2005
Justine Henin-Hardenne kept her cool and capped her comeback, while a shaky Mary Pierce endured the worst drubbing in a French Open final since 1988.
Elderly hired to police schools in Ciudad Juarez
June 5, 2005
Grappling with a wave of kidnappings and murders, including the brutal slayings of two small children, authorities in the border city of Juarez are recruiting people over 60 to patrol outside elementary schools.
Abbas delays parliamentary elections
June 5, 2005
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday postponed parliamentary elections indefinitely, giving his embattled Fatah party time to halt political infighting and shore up support against a growing challenge from Hamas.
Truex wins Busch race
Driver pulls away after passing Harvick
June 5, 2005
Martin Truex Jr. bided his time until the handling on Kevin Harvick’s car went away, then passed him for the lead with 70 laps to go and eventually drove off to an easy victory in the NASCAR Busch series race Saturday at Dover International Speedway.
Lawrence datebook
June 5, 2005
 
On the record
June 5, 2005
 
Local briefs
June 5, 2005
¢ Ceremony to honor reservists today ¢ Engineering students place third in contest ¢ KU student named Boren Scholar
U.S. encourages Iraqis to take lead in Operation Lightning
June 5, 2005
Hundreds of Iraqi and U.S. troops searched fields and farms Saturday for insurgents and their hideouts in an area south of Baghdad known for attacks, and the Marines said they discovered 50 weapons and ammunition caches and a huge underground bunker west of the capital fitted out with air conditioning, a kitchen and showers.
Officials work to protect 4 species along Missouri River
Army transferring land with threatened habitats
June 5, 2005
Federal and state officials are working on plans to protect four endangered or threatened species along Missouri River shoreline areas that are being transferred to the state from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Suspect in killing of deputy ordered
June 5, 2005
A man accused of killing a Harvey County deputy who was responding to a domestic disturbance call has been ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation to see if he’s fit to stand trial.
Niang’s future at stake
Player: Severe back woes too much to bear
June 5, 2005
Moulaye Niang says it was not his decision to give up basketball.
Questions remain about Ohio murder suicides
June 5, 2005
Gary Shafer was making breakfast when his grandson walked into his farmhouse early last Sunday, placed the barrel of a small-caliber rifle loosely against the older man’s neck and fired three times, killing him.
Police struggling in search for missing siblings
June 5, 2005
Some people think Dylan and Shasta Groene were snatched by drug dealers. Others think they might be hiding in the woods. There’s a motorcycle gang war theory and a cult theory.
County attorney probed
June 5, 2005
A phone tap was used in a federal investigation that includes Madison County Atty. Joe Smith, U.S. Atty. Mike Heavican said.
Southwest Junior High honor roll
June 5, 2005
Southwest Junior High School announces its second semester 2004-2005 honor rolls.
Central Junior High honor roll
June 5, 2005
Central Junior High announces its spring 2005 honor rolls.
West Junior High honor roll
June 5, 2005
West Junior High announces its spring 2005 honor rolls.
Enjoy the ride
June 5, 2005
These words are specifically for owners of convertible vehicles.
Pay attention
June 5, 2005
Congratulations. Jill Powell’s letter May 29 to the Journal-World, Public Forum was 100 percent right.
Kind acts
June 5, 2005
On May 14, due to momentary carelessness on my part, my vehicle collided with another at the corner of Seventh and New Hampshire. Neither the other driver nor myself were injured, but my car suffered considerable damage. Thankfully, hers didn’t.
Roundabout circus
June 5, 2005
Let’s see, roundabouts, the latest thing the traffic department has come up with to waste more taxpayers money!
Self to determine Giddens’ fate as Jayhawk
June 5, 2005
J.R. Giddens may not play basketball again at Kansas University - even if the junior-to-be is cleared of wrongdoing during a recent melee outside a Lawrence bar.
Iraqi leaders are key to U.S. military’s exit
June 5, 2005
Memorial Day is a time when many Americans are wondering how long U.S. troops will be in Iraq.
Loyalists reflect Nixon’s perverse values
June 5, 2005
The great benefit of W. Mark Felt’s decision to identify himself as “Deep Throat,” the famous Watergate secret source, is that a whole new generation of Americans now has a chance to learn just how perverse were the values that infected the Nixon White House.
Bush determined not to be lame duck
June 5, 2005
So when precisely does a president become a lame duck? The moment he wins re-election? When the poohbahs on Capitol Hill cease being afraid of him? When the commentators say he’s cooked? Or - to mix metaphors and to reclaim one of Bill Clinton’s favorite lines - not until the last dog dies?
6 hurt in bus crash
Car trapped underneath
June 5, 2005
An accident involving a party bus left at least six people injured and backed up traffic in east Lawrence for several hours Saturday night.
Newman, Johnson not afraid of The Monster Mile
NASCAR drivers among favorites in today’s MBNA 400 at Dover International Speedway
June 5, 2005
Ryan Newman believes he has the answers when it comes to racing at Dover International Speedway. Jimmie Johnson is trying to regain the advantage he once had on The Monster Mile.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
June 5, 2005
The Journal-World has found a gas price as low as $1.99 at the Citgo at Ninth and Iowa streets.
Big Brothers program creates special bond
June 5, 2005
Almost 10 years ago, Derick Wallace stood as a groomsman in the wedding of Jason Burritt. Burritt and Wallace were partnered as a big and little brother through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County program. On Saturday, Burritt returned the favor by serving as a groomsman at Wallace’s wedding.
Library festival aims at creating renaissance of summer reading
June 5, 2005
The Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., ditched its quiet image in favor of a party atmosphere Saturday afternoon.
Internet use precedes reading for 1 in 4
Children 2 to 5 are largest group of new online users
June 5, 2005
Before they can even read, almost one in four children in nursery school is learning a skill that even some adults have yet to master: using the Internet.
To form a more perfect appreciation
Federal law mandates a day to learn about U.S. Constitution
June 5, 2005
“We the people” will be learning more about the U.S. Constitution come September.
Horoscopes
June 5, 2005
For Sunday, June 5, 2005.
Lawrence commuter report
June 5, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Tech-minded children take to computer camps
June 5, 2005
With the summer camp season fast approaching, youths across the country will be stocking up on hiking shoes, bug spray and other necessities for adventures in the great outdoors. But thousands of others will be enjoying adventures of the indoor variety: creating video games, building robots and designing Web pages.
Designer’ babies fuel ethical debate
Company offering Scandinavian sperm for ‘Viking’-type offspring
June 5, 2005
At 5-foot-11, Arnt has blond hair and blue eyes. He swims, runs and works out. A law student, the 28-year-old describes himself as easy-going, a creative perfectionist with a good wit, an extrovert.
S.C. senator faces storm over filibuster compromise
June 5, 2005
Sen. Lindsey Graham’s role in a compromise on filibusters against President Bush’s judicial picks did not go over well with some GOP regulars in this Republican state.
Zoo fever
Petting areas, fairs cited in E.coli outbreaks
June 5, 2005
With their front hooves propped up on the fence, the goats boosted themselves high enough to get their heads over the fence and their mouths into the palms of the boys’ hands, where the prized crackers waited to be licked up and devoured.
Be safe when playing tennis
Tips on how to avoid injuries on court
June 5, 2005
Warm weather always reinvigorates the athletic outdoor spirit. Golfers, joggers, bikers and baseballers emerge in greater numbers. Thousands also grab a tennis racket and head out to the nearest court for a couple of hours of serious sets.
New moms can regain strength
Exercise expert urges physical activity with doctor’s approval
June 5, 2005
We’ve heard stories of superwomen who ran marathons in their third trimester of pregnancy or lifted weight until the due date. While these cases do happen, the rest of us pregnant mortals end up modifying our regimen on physical activity to accommodate the growing belly.
Health Notes
June 5, 2005
¢ Fibromyalgia ¢ Atrial fibrillation
Best Bets
June 5, 2005
 
World Online: Panorama — Rotary Arboretum Dedication
June 5, 2005
Members of the city’s three Rotary Clubs, along with leaders of the Parks and Recreation Department, celebrated the dedication of the Lawrence Area Rotary Arboretum on Saturday. The arboretum, located near 27th Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway, was a gift to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Rotary International.
Arts Notes
June 5, 2005
¢ Symphony to have strings camp ¢ Author to discuss book about BTK ¢ HBO sets ‘Sopranos’ return for March
Writers and artists work communally at The Grotto
June 5, 2005
Fear. Isolation. Loneliness. Ah, the writer’s life. A group of freelancers in San Francisco believe they’ve found a way to help remedy writer’s block, share advice, get feedback on a first draft and keep from driving their families crazy. They call it The Grotto.
Detective show returns on DVD
June 5, 2005
TV shows are flooding the DVD market these days. Classics like “I Love Lucy,” contemporary favorites like “CSI” and even obscure guilty pleasures from the ‘80s - “Punky Brewster” or “Too Close for Comfort,” anyone? - are all available for purchase by discriminating couch potatoes.
Call issued for county’s legal history
Law librarian wants to trace local bar
June 5, 2005
Douglas County is crawling with lawyers. There are federal judges, law professors, death-penalty defenders, high-dollar litigators and more.
School ruling serves as wake-up call
June 5, 2005
From the Statehouse to the schoolhouse, the Kansas Supreme Court’s unanimous order to quickly increase school funding by record amounts will have significant impact.
Questions persist about sex predator
June 5, 2005
For the past decade, he’s been living in a state prison hospital, undergoing a treatment regime that includes lie-detector tests and a device that measures sexual arousal.
What are you reading?
June 5, 2005
 
Bush nudges Congress on energy, trading issues
June 5, 2005
Bending the ears of lawmakers and their constituents, President Bush used his weekly radio address Saturday to ask Congress to set aside partisan differences and act on energy, trade and spending issues and fix Social Security.
Rumsfeld calls for change in China
June 5, 2005
Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld said Saturday that U.S. pressure for political and economic change in China was not intended to undermine the Beijing government.
The Messiah is the message in Christian comic books
June 5, 2005
Zap! Pow! Amen! Whether it’s fanciful tales of jewel-colored angels battling demons for a man’s soul or retellings of familiar stories from the Bible, Christian comic books are taking wing.
Going solo
Malkmus paves way for indie rock
June 5, 2005
When discussing his beloved fantasy sports teams, Stephen Malkmus might as well be talking about his music persona: “If I have a winning team, I act really cocky, and if I have a losing team, I act sort of indignant.”
The Motley Fool
June 5, 2005
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Splitting shares ¢ The rule of 72 ¢ McLeod burst ¢ Dell-icious
Cellular companies focus on prepaid market
June 5, 2005
Two years ago, Brittney Brooks, 17, never would have considered carrying a prepaid cellular phone, which shouted its cheapo status through bulky, unattractive handsets.
South Junior High honor roll
June 5, 2005
South Junior High announces its second semester 2004-2005 honor rolls.
Park wins, thanks to big bats
Pitcher backed by four homers; Bell loses first as K.C. boss
June 5, 2005
Chan Ho Park owes his 100th victory to the Texas Rangers’ offense.
Dance club seeks younger members
June 5, 2005
Couples glide across the floor, effortlessly in sync with the Vaughn Bolton Orchestra.
Sweethearts, parted in 1930s, now newlyweds
June 5, 2005
They dated in high school and now they’re together again as newlyweds - nearly 70 years after they parted.