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Lawrence under flood warning
Area in tornado watch through 10 p.m.
07:35 p.m., June 12, 2005 Updated 07:35 p.m.
Large hail and gale-force winds pounded Lawrence this afternoon as the leading edge of a line of thunderstorms roared through the area, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. Because of the heavy rains, Lawrence is under a flood warning through 1:45 a.m. Monday.
Summer jobs lose sense of fun
June 12, 2005
My shortest summer job lasted only four days, thanks to the newlyweds.
Briefly
June 12, 2005
¢ Flood slams school, killing 91; fire kills 31 ¢ Aid workers kidnapped in Congo released
The Motley Fool
June 12, 2005
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Book value low ¢ Mmm. Mmm. Not bad ¢ Financial perspective
Inflation drives drug costs
Prescription prices rose 10 percent last year, study finds
June 12, 2005
St. Louis - Prescription drug costs rose 10 percent last year, a smalle
What are you reading?
June 12, 2005
 
Private or public?
Choice can affect climb up career ladder
June 12, 2005
Next time you’re on the job hunt, consider whether the companies to which you’re applying are publicly traded or privately held.
Standing silent witness no longer enough
June 12, 2005
We were in Poland talking about Africa. It seemed fitting.
Horoscopes
June 12, 2005
For Sunday, June 12, 2005.
Button takes Canadian pole
June 12, 2005
Jenson Button watched and waited, certain he would be bumped off the pole for the Canadian Grand Prix. When the final car failed to knock him out of the top position, he celebrated as if he had just won the race.
Michael Waltrip ends pole drought
June 12, 2005
It took 14 years to do it, but Michael Waltrip once again is a polesitter on NASCAR’s top circuit.
Tyson battered by McBride in six
Beleaguered boxer head butts winner in desperate attempt to get ref to halt mismatch
June 12, 2005
Mike Tyson’s career apparently ended in yet another shocker Saturday night when he quit on the stool after taking a beating in a foul-filled sixth round against unheralded Kevin McBride.
Briefly
June 12, 2005
¢ Police confront federal officers ¢ Eight arrested in aid worker’s kidnapping ¢ Thousands demand ouster of president ¢ Naked cyclists protest dependence on cars
Plant books fertilize young minds
June 12, 2005
It’s no stretch to say that these three books will plant new ideas in young readers’ minds.
Best Sellers
June 12, 2005
 
Italians to vote on fertility law
June 12, 2005
Mika Hayama got in just under the wire, becoming pregnant a couple of months before Italy’s highly restrictive law on medically assisted reproduction went into effect.
Milder exercise gaining favor
Walking starting to outpace running
June 12, 2005
Gentler. Kinder. These are the types of activities that are capturing the time and attention of more Americans. Elliptical-trainer workouts, yoga and tai chi are the fastest-growing fitness activities in the U.S., according to a six-year survey by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Assn.
Faces and places
June 12, 2005
 
Myth busters
With a little research, some of Lawrence’s most colorful tales turn out to be utterly fictional
June 12, 2005
An ape-like creature stalks the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Bodies of alien visitors are recovered from a UFO crash in New Mexico. From tales of hook-handed killers to legends about the kid whose combination of Pop Rocks and Coke exploded his stomach, every town, county and state has its own lore. Lawrence is no exception.
Threes give Lynx lift
June 12, 2005
Katie Smith scored 27 points, including five three-pointers, to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 78-60 victory over the Washington Mystics on Saturday night.
Jockey relishes ride
Rose treated to smooth run for a change
June 12, 2005
Perched peacefully atop Belmont Stakes winner Afleet Alex on Saturday, Jeremy Rose savored a victory every bit as sweet as his Preakness win - and an awful lot safer.
Arena championship game has NFL ties
June 12, 2005
The Arena Football League heads into its 19th championship game today as a younger, hipper protege of the older, more staid NFL.
Brown has long history in San Antonio
Pistons’ coach once was pelted by Spurs fans when he led Nuggets
June 12, 2005
Back in the days when he coached in overalls, Larry Brown was pelted with avocados on 10-cent beer night at the old HemisFair Arena.
Bonds works out on field
Giants slugger says his rehabilitation work ‘coming along great’
June 12, 2005
Barry Bonds worked out before the Giants’ game Saturday, doing more resistance and agility drills in the outfield before San Francisco faced the Cleveland Indians.
Connolly snares Crown
June 12, 2005
Dave Connolly took the $50,000 King Demon Crown on Saturday at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, winning the special bonus event for the season’s eight quickest Pro Stock cars when final-round opponent Jason Line fouled at the start.
Royals tip Diamondbacks
K.C.’s Howell wins debut, 8-5
June 12, 2005
Emil Brown had three doubles among his career-high four hits, John Buck hit a two-run homer, and J.P. Howell won an impressive major-league debut in Kansas City’s 8-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
Scheckter claims Learjet victory
Danica mania’ takes break; Patrick places 13th
June 12, 2005
Tomas Scheckter edged Sam Hornish Jr. by half a car-length Saturday night, while Danica Patrick finished 13th - last on the lead lap - in the first Indy Racing League event since her thrilling finish at the Indianapolis 500.
Latinos often hurt by language barrier
Fair or not, teams usually provide translators only for Japanese players
June 12, 2005
When Keiichi Yabu and Brad Fischer argued about string cheese while sitting in the clubhouse before a game, they had a former anthropology professor, Andy Painter, with them to translate every word.
Gordon, Stewart play phone tag, say feud over
June 12, 2005
Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart have tempered the anger that followed a crash the last time they raced.
Burrell powers Phillies past Brewers
June 12, 2005
After two subpar seasons, Pat Burrell has regained his slugging stroke.
Lecompton church marks 150th birthday
United Methodist to celebrate with food and events today
June 12, 2005
The United Methodist Church, 402 Elmore St., is celebrating its 150th year in Lecompton today with a series of daylong events.
Amsterdam World champ
June 12, 2005
Kurt Kittner threw for two touchdowns and set up a third with a 54-yard pass Saturday to lead the Amsterdam Admirals to their first World Bowl title with a 27-21 win over the Berlin Thunder in NFL Europe.
Big Unit dominates Cards
Johnson, Yankees roll to 5-0 victory in St. Louis
June 12, 2005
The old Randy Johnson responded to Joe Torre’s new motivational tactic. A day after the New York Yankees received a tongue-lashing from their manager, Johnson outpitched Mark Mulder in a matchup of two of the game’s best left-handers and beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-0, Saturday.
Sorenstam in command at LPGA
Golfer leads second major of season by five strokes
June 12, 2005
Annika Sorenstam showed a vulnerable side to her game Saturday as Laura Davies chipped away at an eight-shot deficit until they were separated by just three shots at the LPGA Championship.
On the record
June 12, 2005
 
Lawrence datebook
June 12, 2005
 
Lawrence commuter report
June 12, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Outlaws rained out; to play two today
June 12, 2005
The Lawrence Outlaws had their two scheduled games at the Baker Classic washed out because of rain Saturday.
Lawrence Open rolls on
June 12, 2005
The signs of lengthy morning showers were everywhere Saturday afternoon at the Lawrence Tennis Center: a large black squeegee here, a group of serpentine puddles there.
Former Jayhawks Miles, Langford still aspire to NBA
June 12, 2005
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self wasn’t the only Jayhawk lending moral support to Aaron Miles and Keith Langford at last week’s NBA predraft camp in Chicago.
Senior Calendar
June 12, 2005
 
KGA Four-Ball finale pushed back by rain
June 12, 2005
Saturday’s unofficial Border Showdown became an official Border Rainout.
State programs available to help citizens who qualify for Medicare
June 12, 2005
I am in frail health and require some help with bathing, dressing, and meal preparation - but I have very few financial assets. Does the state of Kansas have any programs that might help me?
Jayhawks haven’t forgotten incident
Price, players learn from Sharpe’s mistake
June 12, 2005
With Kansas University baseball players spread across the country this summer, KU coach Ritch Price only can keep his fingers crossed that they remain healthy and stay out of trouble.
Afleet Alex blows past field
Preakness winner pulls away for seven-length victory in Belmont Stakes
June 12, 2005
This ride was as smooth and impressive as his Preakness victory was harrowing.
Stained glass portrait memorial for ‘The Cat Rancher’
Friend dedicates time to create colorful tribute for artist
June 12, 2005
For months, stained glass artist Wilma Stratton has been working on what she calls her “labor of love.” Stratton has spent hours in her home studio cutting almost 500 pieces of glass and arranging them into a portrait of a place in Bollinger County called The Cat Ranch. On the glass, a man leans against a large gateway with the words “Cat Ranch” over it and a log cabin sits in the background set against a backdrop of green flora and blue sky.
A very proud moment’
Woodard overwhelmed by Hall of Fame induction
June 12, 2005
Saturday’s hostess of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Debbie Antonelli, said it best, when referring to Lynette Woodard’s four Kodak All-America honors during her days at Kansas University.
Briefly
June 12, 2005
¢ Attorney General victim of ID theft ¢ After drought, water alters Great Salt Lake ¢ Republican suggests closing Guantanamo Bay ¢ Appeals court grants stay for rape counselor
Dean renews attacks on GOP
June 12, 2005
Howard Dean said Saturday that positive responses from key supporters have reinforced his determination to keep talking tough despite suggestions from some congressional Democrats that the party chairman should tone down his rhetoric.
Three Arubans to remain in custody
Family spokesman confirms missing teen’s body not found
June 12, 2005
Three young men who took an Alabama honors student to the beach before she disappeared must stay in jail, a judge ruled Saturday, as Aruba’s attorney general and others denied reports that one had confessed and said he would take police to the body.
Ditch harsh sunrays for self-tanners
June 12, 2005
I’ve baked on the beach, turned golden-brown in tanning beds and even stood awkwardly inside a dark booth, while a cascade of bronze liquid coated my body. And I’ve had enough.
Batman penciler escapes to farm
Artist works out troubled past in comic
June 12, 2005
Outside Tommy Castillo’s bedroom window is a rolling horse pasture where Appaloosa mares frolic with their young - not at all like gritty Gotham, the fictional city that Castillo sees with his mind’s eye as he draws the adventures of the Caped Crusader.
Professor working toward donating $1M to charity
June 12, 2005
Numbers have always defined Richard Semmler.
Town braces itself as Klansman’s trial for slayings nears
June 12, 2005
Hicks. Rednecks. Racists. People who live in this town of 7,300 have heard the epithets slung their way for decades.
Briefly
June 12, 2005
¢ Victims convene days before bishops meet ¢ Capital has surprisingly high gay population ¢ Modern Bride shares wedding travel advice ¢ Guidebooks outline national park facts
Study: Better diabetes care leads to fewer hospital visits, less kidney failure
June 12, 2005
For years, public health officials have urged people to do simple things to manage their diabetes: Watch blood sugar levels, eat a healthy diet and exercise.
Briefcase
June 12, 2005
¢ TiVo extends services to portable gadgets ¢ Workshop offers lesson in vehicle maintenance ¢ Name that company
Bankruptcies
June 12, 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.
The Force is with him
Controversial ‘Star Wars’ author outlasts critics
June 12, 2005
The Force. In the “Star Wars” universe, there is nothing more magical or powerful. There also is nothing more sacred to the millions of “Star Wars” fans worldwide.
Arts Notes
June 12, 2005
¢ Willmott teaches screenwriting intensive ¢ E.M.U. Theatre auditions continue ¢ Theater Youth actors open summer season
Sopranos’ 5th season’s episodes are funny, dreamy
June 12, 2005
Some of the news is still bad for fans of HBO’s “The Sopranos” who have felt deprived since the series aired the last episode of its fifth season a year ago.
Business section adding consumer, investment news
June 12, 2005
Beginning Monday, the Lawrence Journal-World’s Business section is making room for several new consumer-oriented and investment features designed to help readers make better-informed decisions about their money.
People in the news
June 12, 2005
¢ Jackson’s jury faces daunting instructions during deliberations ¢ Poll shows Cruise should control coverage of love life ¢ Pop star to premiere newest video on reality show ¢ Backstreet’s back with ‘Never Gone’ ¢ Prince William celebrates getting master of arts degree
Patrol seeks fuel deals
June 12, 2005
The Journal-World has found a gas price as low as $2.02 at several locations around town. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
City briefs
June 12, 2005
¢ Dad confirms identity of body found in yard ¢ Legal seminar to address teen drivers
Area briefs
June 12, 2005
¢ Electrical worker killed
Dig may change beliefs on early peoples
Archaeological site near Kanorado may be uncovering earliest record of campsites on the Great Plains
June 12, 2005
These days, on the banks of the dry Middle Beaver Creek, Janice McLean gets excited about tiny rocks. It was Friday afternoon, just after lunch, and volunteer archaeologists at this dig site had uncovered one of the largest finds of the weeklong dig: a stone about the size of a nickel.
State board revokes abortion doctor’s license
June 12, 2005
More than two months after disciplinary action forced him to close his Kansas City, Kan., abortion clinic, Dr. Krishna Rajanna has lost his license.
Gas canisters left at K.C. arena construction site spark scare
June 12, 2005
Workers clearing debris from a downtown arena construction site found three canisters stamped “chemical warfare gas,” but officials later determined the canisters - one of which discharged - posed no health hazard.
Sergeant sentenced to life for murders
Term to be served at Fort Leavenworth with no chance of parole
June 12, 2005
An Army sergeant convicted of murdering two fellow soldiers last year will serve life in prison with no chance of parole, a military jury decided Saturday.
Former Iraqi police officer kills members of unit during roll call
June 12, 2005
U.S. forces launched airstrikes killing 40 purported insurgents in western Iraq on Saturday, while insurgents carried out car bombings and other attacks in and around the capital that left at least 31 dead.
Linnen 3rd at NCAAs
June 12, 2005
Kansas University senior Amy Linnen capped her college career with a third-place finish in the pole vault at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.
Recreation plans at Clinton Lake up in the air for Kite Festival
June 12, 2005
The sun was out, the clouds had cleared, and the wind was rippling the waves at Clinton Lake Saturday afternoon as Sean Beaver prepared to fasten himself into the harness connected to his large, wing-shaped kite.
Raiders split
June 12, 2005
Lawrence’s Raiders won one and lost one Saturday at the rain-delayed Manhattan baseball tournament.
9-11 firefighter laid to rest four years later
June 12, 2005
A 30-year-old firefighter who rushed to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, was memorialized Saturday at a Manhattan church in one of the last funerals for the 343 firefighters killed that day.
An honor to lead them
Kansas maneuvers prepare troops for Iraq
June 12, 2005
Soldiers in Alpha Company, First Platoon, were fanned across the lumpy Kansas landscape that’s a piece of Fort Riley.
Area fishing report
June 12, 2005
 
BOW workshop set
June 12, 2005
Women from across Kansas will learn outdoor skills at the 12th annual Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop Sept. 24-26 at Rock Springs 4-H Center near Junction City.
W&P going high tech
June 12, 2005
Kansas hunting and fishing licenses now are available by calling a toll-free telephone number (1-800-918-2877).
Who’s No. 1? Among bass anglers, it may not necessarily be big name
June 12, 2005
ESPN has a thing for compiling lists and debating intangibles, which fills up a lot of air time but doesn’t solve many arguments. Take, for example, the Greatest Angler Debate, GAD for short. It should be E- (for ESPN) GAD.
Commentary: Joystick fishing full of thrills, but forget dinner
June 12, 2005
It’s a cool 61 degrees on the emerald waters of Lake Minnetonka, the “easy” level fishing hole for the novice angler in the “Rapala Pro Fishing” simulation on Sony PlayStation 2.
TV survey raises questions about nature of greatness
June 12, 2005
Who’s the greatest American writer? Maybe Mark Twain, maybe Scott Fitzgerald, maybe Ernest Hemingway, maybe Robert Frost. Who’s the greatest American musical figure? Maybe Duke Ellington, maybe George Gershwin, maybe Bruce Springsteen, maybe Barbra Streisand. Who’s the greatest American athlete? Maybe Henry Aaron, maybe Johnny Unitas, maybe Jackie Joyner-Kersee, maybe Billie Jean King. Who’s the greatest American? Well, now that’s a much harder question.
Poll warns Bush needs to get a new game plan
June 12, 2005
The number 58 appears frequently in the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, sending a clear warning signal to President Bush and the Republicans.
Jobs are key
June 12, 2005
This is my fifth attempt to address re-employment for the homeless. It is a complicated issue, not easy to summarize in 250 words.
Education value
June 12, 2005
It is time for the Kansas Legislature to do what is best for Kansas children by making sure that they have access to good schools. Without them, Kansas children will not be prepared to enter the work force. A good school system is key for future job/economic growth for the state of Kansas.
Lasting blessing
June 12, 2005
Monsignor Vince Krische is going to Prairie Village, which is a loss for our entire community. He’s a well-balanced visionary with ageless, infectious, faith-filled exuberance. It’s impossible to count how many people he’s mentored here.
School skirmish
The governor and state legislators need to take a deep breath and focus their attention on what’s best for Kansas students.
June 12, 2005
The Kansas Supreme Court’s recent mandate to raise K-12 school funding in the state has produced considerable heat but precious little light in the Kansas Legislature.
Gorillaz’ ‘Demon Days’ spawns iPod commercial
Band members talk about their latest effort
June 12, 2005
The idea of charismatic Blur frontman Damon Albarn hiding behind a fictional cartoon band to make an experimental fusion of hip-hop and garage rock probably seemed crazy at the time.
Arts Note
June 12, 2005
¢ Right Between the Ears to present season finale
Best Bets
June 12, 2005
 
Schroder fills order
Former ‘NYPD’ star goes from badge to stethoscope
June 12, 2005
Lifetime’s “Strong Medicine” was originally created to be “about women on both sides of the stethoscope,” says executive producer Tammy Ader.
Sun poses risks
Dermatologist offers tips for protection while outdoors
June 12, 2005
Dr. Betty Bellman has never been to a Florida Marlins game, but if she were to go, she says, “I would try to sit in the shaded seats. I would wear sunglasses, a hat, sun block SPF 65, loose fitting light pants and a T-shirt.”
Seaside village celebrates
California’s offbeat ‘Venice-of-America’ marks 100 years
June 12, 2005
In various incarnations, Venice has been called the Coney Island of the Pacific, ghetto by the sea and - in a new movie about a group of trailblazing skateboarders - Dogtown.
Arlene wreaks havoc without hurricane force
Shelters mainly empty as tropical storm makes landfall
June 12, 2005
Tropical Storm Arlene weakened as it blew ashore Saturday on the Gulf Coast, but still packed enough punch that it brought sheets of rain, 20-foot waves and heavy wind to the same area that was devastated by Hurricane Ivan nine months ago.
Giddens’ troubles mystify friends from hometown
Basketball player in the news is not the person they knew
June 12, 2005
Mike Maples has kept an eye on the flap over Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens getting stabbed outside the Moon Bar. He can accept that Giddens may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time or that he said something that rubbed somebody the wrong way.
Bolivian protesters end blockade
June 12, 2005
Bulldozers cleared the last barricades on the main road into La Paz and trucks rolled in Saturday loaded with gasoline and produce, signaling the end of a monthlong blockade that paralyzed Bolivia and brought down its president.
G-8 agrees to write off $40B of poorest nations’ debt
June 12, 2005
The world’s richest countries agreed Saturday on a historic deal to write off more than $40 billion of debt owed by the poorest nations.