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Authorities investigating death at festival
June 19, 2005
Authorities are investigating the death of an unidentified man Sunday at the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival. Around 4 p.m., Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies and medical crews responded to a call that a man was not breathing at the festival.
World Online: Panorama — Main Stage at Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival
June 19, 2005
This virtual reality photo is of the main stage Saturday at the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival. About 15,000 attended the event, which began Thursday and ends Sunday.
Briefly
June 19, 2005
¢ Detentions extended in teen’s disappearance ¢ Explosive fire burns through military base ¢ Taliban may have taken police convoy captive
People in the news
June 19, 2005
¢ ‘Runaway bride’ tells NBC why she bailed on wedding ¢ Redford used to speculate on Deep Throat’s identity ¢ Macy honored in Maui ¢ DiCaprio assaulted ¢ Shakira fans show support
At 46, Braves’ Franco packs punch
June 19, 2005
Julio Franco couldn’t remember the last time he hit two homers in a game. He needed some details to fill in the memory blanks.
Jeter jolts first career slam
Yankees captain homers twice in victory over Cubs
June 19, 2005
When Derek Jeter walked to home plate with the bases loaded in the sixth inning Saturday, he had gone 5,770 at-bats during 11 major-league seasons without a grand slam.
McDyess puts injuries in past
Detroit’s top reserve says he’s just thankful to be playing
June 19, 2005
The symbol of Antonio McDyess’ comeback is in a landfill somewhere.
Brown, Popovich show their lighter sides
With series even, Pistons, Spurs to square off in pivotal fifth game tonight
June 19, 2005
To keep the mood light Saturday, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich showed a clip from the 1979 Maine high school basketball championship game starring assistant coach Brett Brown in all his short shorts glory.
Texas bests Big 12 counterpart Baylor
Longhorns prevail, 5-1, for first victory over Bears in five tries; top-seeded Tulane trips Oregon State
June 19, 2005
Texas forgot all about its four losses to Big 12 Conference rival Baylor once the College World Series started.
Tracing history
Parkway along centuries-old Southern route complete
June 19, 2005
The meandering Natchez Trace winds through lush forests and expansive fields of yellow wildflowers, offering a serene escape from the beaten path. But it also offers a bridge to the past - where bandits waited in the shadows and American Indians struggled to survive the advance of settlers, traders and soldiers.
Optimist wanted
The belief that things will get better would seem to be a top qualification for applicants to become the state’s new commissioner of education.
June 19, 2005
You just have to wonder who would want to be the Kansas commissioner of education right now. A story in Thursday’s Journal-World indicates at least four people - finalists being interviewed by the Kansas State Board of Education - must be willing to take on the job. But other stories throughout the same newspaper detailing the various controversies now gripping the state’s Education Department are enough to make most people ask why anyone would apply to lead that agency. On the other hand, consider the opportunities to make a positive contribution.
Cancer survivor pulls some strings to teach lesson of hope
Love of puppetry, ventriloquism helps spread uplifting message
June 19, 2005
Corky sat on the lectern at the Faith United Baptist Church on a recent Sunday morning. Well behaved and dressed up in a pinstriped vest and red tie, he made a funny face when his mother slicked down his too-red hair with spit grease.
Best Sellers
June 19, 2005
Prepare to bare
When preparing for swimsuit season, it’s time to get on the ball
June 19, 2005
If you’re not yet ready for swimsuit season, it’s time to get on the ball.
Book chronicles Lawrence lynching
June 19, 2005
On the night of June 10, 1882, a mob of angry white men forced their way into the Douglas County Jail, dragged three black men out of their cells and marched them down to the Kansas River bridge.
Solid pitching again foils K.C.
Royals barely touch Oswalt one day after Clemens dominated
June 19, 2005
Roger Clemens one night and Roy Oswalt the next was too tough a combination for the Kansas City Royals.
Woods still lone African-American on PGA Tour
From PGA executives to tour pros, sport has dreadfully few minorities
June 19, 2005
Ten years after he joined the PGA Tour, Tiger Woods still stands alone. And not just because he’s so good.
Bird season talks scheduled in Hays
June 19, 2005
Wildlife and Parks commissioners will hold a public hearing on proposed changes in state upland game bird seasons Thursday in Hays.
Faces and places
June 19, 2005
 
Horoscopes
June 19, 2005
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Study finds states with tougher child support laws have fewer unwed births
June 19, 2005
Tough child support laws may dissuade men from becoming unwed fathers, as states with the most stringent laws and strict enforcement have up to 20 percent fewer out-of-wedlock births, a new study shows.
Dads increasingly making time to be involved with kids
PTAs see more participation from fathers
June 19, 2005
Bob Gent pioneers his way across the gender gap as an active member of Cordley School’s PTA. He’s part of a growing trend of fathers taking on duties once thought of as being in the realm of mothers.
Fans favor ‘intimacy’ of Wakarusa festival
Music lovers like lay of the land
June 19, 2005
With three days of camping and concerthopping under their belts, many Wakarusa festivalgoers were giving the festival positive reviews Saturday - especially in comparison with last weekend’s Bonaroo Music and Arts festival in Manchester, Tenn.
Poet’s Showcase
June 19, 2005
Review: Book asks readers to question assumptions
June 19, 2005
Perhaps at no other time have state, national and international political situations more clearly illustrated the danger inherent in the all-too-human tendency to reach the conclusions one wants before investigating a problem.
Croc attack!
Colorful, comfy clogs lure droves of shoe hunters
June 19, 2005
As strange as it sounds, Lawrence - nontropical, landlocked little Lawrence - is crawling with Crocs.
Memoir of a refugee
Author seeks voice for South Vietnamese
June 19, 2005
A new memoir seeks to dispel lingering and painful misperceptions about the Vietnam War by relating the journey of a South Vietnamese refugee-turned-U.S. Marine - a journey that began 30 years ago in Arkansas.
What are you reading?
June 19, 2005
Keep cancer risk in check
June 19, 2005
Got five minutes?
EU hopes of rivaling U.S. seem dashed
June 19, 2005
As midnight passed on Friday, and hope for a budget deal collapsed for good at the crucial European Union summit, a historical anniversary was rung in: That of the Battle of Waterloo, in which Britain punctured France’s dreams of a pan-European superstate.
Catholics march against gay marriage in Madrid
June 19, 2005
Making an unusually forceful foray into Spanish politics, the Roman Catholic Church led an enormous march through the streets here Saturday to protest new legislation that would legalize marriage for gay couples.
Briefly
June 19, 2005
¢ Man convicted of trying to murder Ford official ¢ Oakland Mayor ties knot for 1st time at 67 ¢ Serial molester’s journals show 36,000 encounters ¢ Officials investigating two helicopter crashes
Politics enter ethanol debate
June 19, 2005
The first caucuses of the 2008 presidential campaign are more than two years in the distance, but Iowa’s interest in ethanol knows no season.
MasterCard says only 68,000 at high risk in security breach
June 19, 2005
Credit card users, don’t fret. Only a small fraction of the 13.9 million credit cards accounts at MasterCard exposed to possible fraud were considered at high risk, the company said Saturday.
Defense opens in case of slain civil rights workers
Brother says defendant was at family gathering during murders
June 19, 2005
A brother of the man accused in the 1964 deaths of three civil rights workers took the stand Saturday in his defense, saying the defendant was at a Father’s Day gathering that day and never indicated he was in the Ku Klux Klan.
Unknowns Gore, Browne hanging tough
June 19, 2005
Happy just to be here?
Cat owners take hands-on approach
Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds used for annual feline competition
June 19, 2005
It was a festival of felines at the Douglas Country 4-H Fairgrounds Saturday as the annual KC Midwest Cat Club show took place.
On the record
June 19, 2005
Lawrence datebook
June 19, 2005
Stone stages a TV ‘Huff’
June 19, 2005
Sharon Stone, an Emmy winner last year for “The Practice,” has signed on to a new TV gig in the Showtime series “Huff.”
Goff: Father’s Day evokes memories of Dad
June 19, 2005
My three sisters and I always suspected that Dad would like to have a son. But we knew he didn’t need one; he only needed Mom. That was evident in the way he’d come whistling up the walk, open the door, see all four of his daughters sitting in the living room and inquire, “Where is everyone?”
Back spasms sideline Brown
June 19, 2005
Kevin Brown will miss his scheduled start Monday, and rookie Sean Henn will take his place when the New York Yankees open a series against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Rice prods Palestinians to improve security
June 19, 2005
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, warning time was running out to coordinate Israel’s departure from the Gaza Strip, prodded Palestinian officials Saturday to improve the performance of their security forces in order to ensure a smooth transfer of control.
Mariners plan to put slumping Boone on bench
June 19, 2005
Seattle’s Bret Boone is not happy about his situation, but won’t blame anyone but himself.
Johnson hits 3,000
June 19, 2005
Vickie Johnson scored 14 points and became the seventh player in WNBA history to reach 3,000 points for her career, leading the New York Liberty to a 65-54 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday.
Chiefs land wide receiver Mitchell
Kansas City signs troubled former Eagle for one year
June 19, 2005
Freddie Mitchell is grateful for a second chance, even if he was Kansas City’s second choice.
Raiders easily advance
Squad strikes early, earns spot in today’s semis
June 19, 2005
By Jesse Newell Journal-World Sports Writer This time, there was no late-inning rally for t
Stoic Goosen still U.S. Open standard
June 19, 2005
The ball took one last turn and dropped into the cup for birdie, making Retief Goosen more than just the sole survivor of par at Pinehurst No. 2.
Woodling: KU has few ties to MLB
June 19, 2005
Everybody loves sports trivia, and I’m no exception, particularly when it comes to baseball or Kansas University men’s basketball. How about a trivia question involving both?
Downs family ties
Dad sad to spend first Father’s Day without son Micah
June 19, 2005
Thoughts of his eldest son leaving home hit Steve Downs awfully hard last week.
Anderson: Wild times for dad of new teen
June 19, 2005
I’m celebrating my 13th Father’s Day today. Yeah, hooray for me.
DVDs that can make pop’s day
June 19, 2005
So you’ve procrastinated and Father’s Day is here. What’s an offspring to do?
Juneteenth celebration wraps up with family style fun
June 19, 2005
Jake Mumford sat at a picnic table among friends Saturday in Burcham Park, taking in the music and watching adults and children enjoying themselves during the Juneteenth Family Fun Festival.
Weseman’s contract talks put on hold
School board to postpone negotiations until Legislature finalizes 2005-06 budget
June 19, 2005
It will soon be time for Lawrence school district Supt. Randy Weseman and the school board to talk contract.
Local briefs
June 19, 2005
¢ Meeting to discuss future of Kasold Drive ¢ KDOT surveys US-59
Patrol seeks fuel deals
June 19, 2005
The Journal-World has found a gas price as low as $2 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Veterans roll into town on quest to raise $5M for wounded soldiers
June 19, 2005
It’s been a little more than a year since Wichita native Lonnie Moore lost much of his right leg when a rocket-propelled grenade smashed through his Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Iraq.
Lawrence commuter report
June 19, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Protesters decry school ruling
June 19, 2005
About 100 people Saturday rallied in protest of the Kansas Supreme Court decision that ordered lawmakers to come up with more money for schools.
Court’s ‘activist’ label unfair, some argue
June 19, 2005
Listening to some legislators describe the Kansas Supreme Court, you’d expect to see the justices partying at the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival.
Most Americans say movies are becoming worse
June 19, 2005
Most Americans think movie stars are poor role models, and almost half say they think movies generally are getting worse these days, an AP-AOL poll found.
Martin: Extinction not always the end
June 19, 2005
An ominous story ran in Science magazine 25 years ago. It concerned a theory that dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago after an asteroid struck Earth and threw up a dust cloud that blocked the sun and changed the chemistry of the atmosphere. Since then, scientists have paid increasing attention to extinction.
Kelly Osbourne has new album and no regrets
June 19, 2005
Rehab. Her weight. Her first album. Verbally attacking pop stars like Christina Aguilera. Fighting with her brother on national television. Being a rock star’s daughter.
Reaching new heights
Michael Palin up to something different in ‘Himalaya’
June 19, 2005
Head for the hills with Michael Palin.
A new cut of athlete
June 19, 2005
That riding lawn mower may not look like much sitting in the back of the garage, crammed between bikes and shovels and rakes. Even when it’s out in the yard, puttering along, it seems more Forrest Gump than Mark Martin.
Nearby slums grasping spotlight at Open
Predominantly black areas near Pinehurst, N.C., want lawmakers to address horrific living conditions
June 19, 2005
If a hard rain falls this week on the North Carolina Sandhills, it could temporarily halt play at the U.S. Open golf tournament at Pinehurst.
Area fishing report
June 19, 2005
Fly fishing in Flint Hills fine
June 19, 2005
Fly fishing. Most consider it a sport commonly found in places such as Montana, Colorado or Alaska, but not in Kansas.
Applications for state deer permits now on Web
June 19, 2005
Applications for resident any deer permits now are available online.
The Motley Fool
June 19, 2005
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Securing your Retirement ¢ Bad assumption ¢ Buffett wisdom ¢ Home sweet homebuilder
Briefcase
June 19, 2005
¢ Most fathers would rather stay at home ¢ Experts: Take care with critical contacts ¢ Name that company
Consolidate college student loans by July 1 for big savings
June 19, 2005
Ah, to be young, fresh out of college, your whole life ahead of you. … If it weren’t for that mountain of college debt - typically about $20,000 for new graduates - everything would be perfect. To make matters worse, interest on federal variable-rate loans is about to leap.
One for a million
Seven Lawrence homes up for first seven-figure sale
June 19, 2005
A heated outdoor playhouse. A finished wine cellar in the basement. A formal living room with walnut-and-oak hardwood floors and gold-inlay foil - that’s right, real 24-karat gold - on the ceiling, reflecting the sunshine that radiates through tall windows overlooking Alvamar Country Club’s lake and No. 5 fairway, considered by many the course’s signature hole.
Bankruptcies
June 19, 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.
Life moves past pivotal act of racial violence
June 19, 2005
In a cemetery here, a few miles southwest of Chicago’s city limits, Simeon Wright, 62, a trim, articulate semi-retired pipe fitter, and a deacon in the Church of God in Christ, recently attended a ceremony at an unquiet grave.
Distorted science skews ‘facts’
June 19, 2005
The medical examiners delivered their autopsy report in the most matter-of-fact tone. Terri Schiavo’s brain had atrophied to half the normal size for a woman her age. Her eyes, the focus of that famous videotape, saw nothing. She was blind.
Can history turn Richard Nixon into a hero?
June 19, 2005
The most jarring thing I read last week was a headline. My guess is that the headline, in a British newspaper, may be the most jarring thing you read this week: Nixon becomes Watergate hero.
Awesome event
June 19, 2005
 
Stark contrast
June 19, 2005
 
Tenant mix
June 19, 2005
 
Agency help
June 19, 2005
 
Power shift
June 19, 2005
 
Senior calendar
June 19, 2005
 
U.S., Iraqi forces mount major offensive
June 19, 2005
Helicopter gunships and fighter jets streaked across the desert sky Saturday as American and Iraqi forces battled insurgents near the Syrian border, killing at least 50 militants in two massive offensives to stanch the flow of foreign fighters.
A low blow
June 19, 2005
 
Marine awarded Silver Star seeks to serve community
June 19, 2005
A Wichita man who received the nation’s third-highest award for valor is looking forward to a career that allows him to do something for the community.
UMKC dean accused of plagiarism placed on administrative leave
June 19, 2005
A University of Missouri-Kansas City dean accused of plagiarism in a December 2003 commencement speech has been placed on administrative leave until the end of the year and will lose $29,000 from his annual salary at the school.
Singer a no-show at celebration
Juror among guests at thank you party
June 19, 2005
Michael Jackson’s family and fans - and at least one of the jurors who acquitted him of child molestation - gathered Friday night for a huge party that was billed as a celebration of thanks.
Jackson case shows pitfalls in prosecuting molestations
Lack of evidence, attacks on accusers make cases difficult to pursue
June 19, 2005
Set aside Michael Jackson’s wealth and celebrity, and his trial could be a textbook lesson - a study in the pitfalls prosecutors face in trying to make child-molestation charges stick.
Documents show U.S. was set on war
June 19, 2005
Highly classified documents leaked in Britain appear to provide new evidence that President Bush and his national security team decided to invade Iraq much earlier than they have acknowledged and marched to war without dwelling on the potential perils.
Local briefs
June 19, 2005
¢ Students earn medals in history competition