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Man involved in Moon Bar fight to appear in court on unrelated charges
June 13, 2005
A man under investigation for the stabbing of Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens last month outside a Lawrence bar was arrested Sunday by Olathe Police in an unrelated incident.
Critics of evolution seek $5,000 reimbursement
June 13, 2005
Critics of evolution who came to Kansas to testify on school science standards are seeking reimbursement of $5,000 for their expenses, state records show.
Sidewalk dining, smoking ordinance no longer on Tuesday’s city agenda
June 13, 2005
Lawrence city commissioners no longer are scheduled to discuss issues related to sidewalk dining guidelines and changes to the city’s smoking ordinance at their meeting this week.
Wet weather moving to the east
June 13, 2005
Lawrence should expect to stay dry today although there may be a slight risk for severe weather this afternoon. “We’re just on the back edge of it, but the thunderstorms should be erupting to the east of us,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Royals rout Diamondbacks, 9-4, in 12
June 13, 2005
Angel Berroa’s hustle gave Kansas City its first lead. His 12th-inning triple provided an exclamation point.
Horoscopes
June 13, 2005
For Monday, June 13, 2005.
Columbia lightens up on marijuana use
Some in Lawrence support drug law changes
June 13, 2005
Simply put, Columbia, Mo., is a pretty good place these days to smoke a joint. For that, Columbia residents have Amanda Broz to thank.
Operation Babylift’ orphans return to Vietnam
June 13, 2005
Wendy Greene can’t remember her first flight across the Pacific Ocean, but this trip she will never forget.
Briefly - World
June 13, 2005
¢ Anti-Syrian forces suffer election setback ¢ Palestinian Authority executes four murderers ¢ First female appointed as Cabinet minister ¢ Turnout low in vote on assisted fertility
Correction
June 13, 2005
Dr. Peter Likins is president of the University of Arizona. His affiliation was incorrect in an article in Saturday’s Journal-World.
Lawrence Open almost survives soggy weekend
Three matches remain unfinished after rain delays at LTC
June 13, 2005
The Lawrence Adult Open tennis tournament continued Sunday, but so, too, did the annoying meteorological meddlings.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
June 13, 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.
Playing with dark & light
June 13, 2005
People don’t figure into most of Rebecca Dreyfus’ photos. “It comes more natural for me when I take scenery pictures,” says the 15-year-old amateur photographer.
Bomb blast derails train from Chechnya to Moscow
June 13, 2005
A bomb apparently wired to railroad tracks derailed a passenger train traveling from Chechnya to Moscow on Sunday, injuring at least 15 people, two of them seriously, on a Russian national holiday.
Pre-election violence rattles Iran
At least nine people killed in series of bomb attacks
June 13, 2005
Bomb blasts struck Iranian government buildings in the capital of an oil-rich border province, followed within hours by two other bombs in central Tehran, killing a total of nine people days before Iran’s presidential elections.
U.S. death toll passes 1,700
June 13, 2005
The military announced the killing of four more U.S. soldiers on Sunday, pushing the American death toll past 1,700, and police found the bullet-riddled bodies of 28 people - many thought to be Sunni Arabs - buried in shallow graves or dumped streetside in Baghdad.
Doubts growing on military solution to insurgency
June 13, 2005
A growing number of senior American military officers in Iraq have concluded that there is no long-term military solution to an insurgency that has killed thousands of Iraqis and more than 1,300 U.S. troops during the past two years.
Boy ignored mom’s order about pit bulls
June 13, 2005
The mother of a 12-year-old boy killed in his own home by one of the family’s two pit bulls says she had been so concerned about one of the dogs that she shut her son in the basement to protect him.
Gulf Coast drying out after Arlene
June 13, 2005
The remnants of Tropical Storm Arlene spread rain into the Ohio Valley on Sunday after breezing through the South with little damage other than power outages and street flooding.
If convicted, Michael Jackson’s new neighbors could include Charles Manson
June 13, 2005
If the child molestation case against Michael Jackson ends with a prison sentence, the pop star’s likely new home would be almost as exclusive as his Neverland ranch.
Texas developers creating sex-offender-free zone
June 13, 2005
The sales pitch for this planned subdivision goes beyond the usual vision of attractive homes and amenities - homeowners will be required to pass criminal background checks, and no convicted sex offenders will be allowed.
Internet .xxx domain set up for porn sites
June 13, 2005
A red-light district tentatively cleared for construction on the Internet - the “.xxx” domain - is being billed by backers as giving the $12 billion online porn industry a great opportunity to clean up its act.
Briefly
June 13, 2005
¢ Five children killed in house fire ¢ Moderate quake hits Palm Springs area ¢ Charitable giving up for first time since 2000
Government reports drop in rate of family violence
June 13, 2005
Child abuse and other forms of violence involving families fell by more than half between 1993 and 2002, in line with the decline in crime overall, the government said Sunday.
Mother of missing teen demands answers
June 13, 2005
The mother of a missing Alabama teenager said Sunday that she believes three young men who were with her daughter the day of her disappearance know what happened to her.
Bush to showcase Africa policies in meetings at White House
June 13, 2005
When he took office four years ago, President Bush vowed to make Africa a priority, a promise that some critics took as an attempt to make people forget his claim during the 2000 presidential campaign that Africa doesn’t fit into the United States’ national strategic interests.
Closer’ a feast for lead actress - and viewers
June 13, 2005
She’s a tough-as-nails investigator with a CIA background. She’s a bit of a glamour-puss. And maybe she’s a little nuts. She’s “The Closer” (8 p.m., TNT). Kyra Sedgwick stars in the title role as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson, recently imported to the LAPD by Assistant Police Chief Will Pope (J.K. Simmons), who may or may not be her former lover. Her presence results in immediate dissension and turmoil among the ranks.
On the record
June 13, 2005
 
V.P. takes jab at Dean
June 13, 2005
Howard Dean is “over the top,” Vice President Dick Cheney says, calling the Democrats’ chairman “not the kind of individual you want to have representing your political party.”
Hot-at-home Phils upend Brewers
June 13, 2005
The Philadelphia Phillies almost hate to pack their bags.
Nats, fans revel in success
Washington edges M’s, runs winning streak to 10
June 13, 2005
After meeting on the infield grass for high-fives and back slaps in celebration of their 10th straight victory, the Washington Nationals looked into the stands at RFK Stadium and saw most of the 37,170 spectators on their feet, applauding.
Last-second layup lifts Storm, 62-60
Burse hits game-winner with 0.1 to play
June 13, 2005
Janell Burse was afraid to look at the clock after her game-winning basket.
Stern hasn’t made his best offer yet
June 13, 2005
David Stern hasn’t yet made his best offer on a new collective-bargaining agreement. But once he does, it won’t be on the table long.
Tyson embarrassed by performance
Boxer wants no praise after sixth-round loss to unknown McBride on Saturday night
June 13, 2005
The morning after the most submissive defeat of his career, in which he quit on his stool although he had suffered no knockdowns, Mike Tyson shouted out once more in rage.
Sorenstam snares ninth major title
Golfer ties Tiger after claiming 3-shot victory at LPGA
June 13, 2005
Halfway home to the Grand Slam, miles ahead of everyone else, Annika Sorenstam hardly could wait to take care of a most pressing matter Sunday after winning the LPGA Championship.
Players flock to KU camp
June 13, 2005
More than 500 youths filled the north bleachers of Horejsi Center and spilled out onto the floor, all eyes on Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self on Sunday during an orientation session for his four-day camp.
Outlaws washed again
June 13, 2005
The Lawrence Outlaws’ final two games in the Baker Classic were canceled because of wet fields Sunday. The team finished the shortened tournament with an 0-2 record.
Spurs pound Pistons for 2-0 lead
Ginobili scores 27 points, Duncan adds 18 to spark 97-76 win
June 13, 2005
The faintest of chants rang out midway through the fourth quarter as Manu Ginobili was hitting the foul shots that would repel Detroit’s final charge.
Area briefs
June 13, 2005
¢ Empty nest: Robin webcam to end today ¢ Students’ challenges focus of forum ¢ Roberts seeks increase for Pell Grant funding
Historian: Calamity Jane loved media spotlight
June 13, 2005
Wild West icon Calamity Jane loved telling stories about herself, and she used newspaper reporters to get those stories publicized whether they were true or not.
Summer jobs increasingly scarce for Lawrence teenagers
June 13, 2005
Sally Campbell didn’t plan on taking a job this summer.
Kansas gardeners growing to love native grasses, plants
June 13, 2005
They are hardy, aesthetically soothing and often beautiful, and that is why more Kansas gardeners are becoming increasingly interested in growing native grasses, plants and flowers.
Fire still lit on flag-burning issue
Professor, veteran weigh in on proposed constitutional amendment
June 13, 2005
The Stars and Stripes will flutter from the facades of hundreds of Lawrence homes and businesses on Tuesday. Since the late 1800s, Americans have set aside June 14 as a day to honor the flag that represents their nation.
People in the news
June 13, 2005
¢ Twisted dedication ¢ Pink Floyd to reunite ¢ New Mexico faces the music ¢ Mandela rocks the Arctic ¢ Let’s get physical
Cheney says Guantanamo won’t be closed soon
June 13, 2005
Vice President Dick Cheney, reacting to a growing chorus of calls to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay where terrorism suspects are held, says there are no present plans to do so.
Wet weekend weather falls shy of flooding
June 13, 2005
The sky was overcast, rain fell periodically, and just about every kind of spring weather warning you could think of had been issued Sunday afternoon in the Lawrence area.
Past lessons offer Legislature a solution for schools
June 13, 2005
With a court breathing down its neck, the Kansas Legislature puts aside politics and forms a school finance bill that wins approval from Republicans and Democrats, and ultimately the judiciary.
Education law cited in pro-marijuana campaign
June 13, 2005
Federal education law, of all things, was a key selling point for Columbia, Mo., residents who voted to relax the penalties for people caught with a small amount of marijuana.
The Week Ahead
June 13, 2005
 
Positive feedback important tool for workplace morale
June 13, 2005
My boss keeps a file on each employee and uses the information when doing reviews. Should an employee be notified when something derogatory is put into the file? We are told that the file is confidential and for his use only, but at review time he sometimes discusses things that happened up to a year before.
Office work gives employees workout
June 13, 2005
Sitting at their desks is about the last thing workers would do in Dr. James Levine’s office of the future.
British get back to basics
June 13, 2005
At the grammar school where the romantic poet William Wordsworth studied in the late 18th century, one can still learn lessons that might, indeed should, be applied in English and American schools.
Shifting the health-care burden
June 13, 2005
I’ve stayed out of the Wal-Mart wars. Didn’t say a word when the discounter was caught using illegal immigrants as janitors in its sprawling superstores. Never spoke out about allegations that it forced employees to work off the clock, or shorted them on overtime, or locked them into stores overnight. I didn’t even peep when Wal-Mart broke child labor laws so flagrantly that the Bush administration Labor Department, not known for its zeal, fined the company.
No study needed
June 13, 2005
Another study on a road. Why am I not surprised? It seems our roads must be created by weathermen or physicians, because it seems they can’t get it right the first time and they always need to do another study.
Embryos often left in limbo
June 13, 2005
I don’t think I’ve ever heard quite so much about snowflakes in June. Talk about an odd weather pattern. Could it be the prevailing political winds?
White House losing credibility on Iraq
June 13, 2005
The Bush administration now risks having more Americans ask “What are we doing in Iraq and Afghanistan?” than “How are we doing in Iraq and Afghanistan?”
Just for fun
One photo speaks a thousand words about the kind of fun youngsters should find in sports programs.
June 13, 2005
That’s the way it ought to be.
Four-Ball finale hampered by rain
KU’s Docking-Woodland duo tied with MU’s Mabry-Kelly after 30 holes
June 13, 2005
Now for something completely different: a six-hole golf tournament.
Lawrence datebook
June 13, 2005
 
Southeast Area Plan to be discussed
Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
June 13, 2005
City commissioners will have a public hearing on the proposed Southeast Area Plan, which spells out future land uses for about 1,200 acres of property near the O’Connell Road and Kansas Highway 10 area.