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Faces and places
June 26, 2005
Briefly
June 26, 2005
¢ Leftist rebels kill at least 25 soldiers ¢ Car bomb explodes near stadium ¢ Congressmen: conditions improving at Gitmo
Search for teen finds only more questions
June 26, 2005
As the mystery of a missing Alabama honors student drags on, questions abound about Aruban authorities’ handling of the Dutch Caribbean island’s highest-profile case in decades.
Lawrence commuter report
June 26, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Cardinals continue to crush Pirates
St. Louis has homered eight times in two days; Carpenter cruises in 8-0 victory
June 26, 2005
All June, the story was the same with Chris Carpenter. Dominant pitching, followed by predictable self-analysis.
Sox rock as Clement rolls
Starter leads Boston to sixth straight victory, 7-1
June 26, 2005
With a runner on third, Matt Clement threw a pitch that sailed over Jason Varitek’s head and bounced right back to the catcher.
Texas tames Florida in Game One
Alaniz stifles Gators, 4-2; Longhorns can wrap up championship with victory today
June 26, 2005
It turned out Adrian Alaniz’s finger was fine.
People in the news
June 26, 2005
¢ Engagement quells doubts about Cruise, Holmes ¢ ‘Law & Order’ star gives birth to another girl ¢ ‘Idol’ winner Underwood’s single debuts at No. 1 ¢ Detroit to get more bang for Eminem’s bucks ¢ Vanna White going on Hollywood Walk ¢ For Kidman, life’s a witch
Area briefs
June 26, 2005
¢ Article to feature Lawrence conference ¢ Missourian sentenced for role in death at speedway ¢ Friends of public library present volunteer award ¢ Agency on Aging plans public hearing
Canoeists christen Kansas River boat ramp
June 26, 2005
Fritz Menninger was ready to experience a first in his life Saturday afternoon as he and more than 30 other canoeists lined up to enter the Kansas River at Lecompton.
Surfing for songs
Wave of online music options hits industry
June 26, 2005
Apple Computer Inc. caught rivals napping when it introduced the iTunes store two years ago.
Kansas couple still going strong after 54 years of farming together
June 26, 2005
Jim and Clea Lee’s first wheat harvest was an unforgettable one - for all the wrong reasons.
Discover Denver from 16th Street
Pedestrian artery is heart of the city
June 26, 2005
Visiting a city for the first time can be confusing. Must-see attractions may be in far-flung neighborhoods, and it’s not always easy to figure out local mass transit, arrange for taxis or navigate unfamiliar streets in a rental car.
Pursue truth
June 26, 2005
The comments of Donald Moss (Public Forum, June 9) were of interest. His dismissal and condescension for Hugh Wentz’s previously published letter weren’t surprising. Why do the oft-quoted scientists villainize belief in God, the “intelligent designer”? Many founders of established scientific fields (Newton, Kepler, Faraday, Boyle, Lister, Pasteur, Mendel, Kelvin, Maxwell, Einstein, to name a few) studied and made great discoveries out of energetic conviction and faith in the God of The First Book of Moses (Greek: Genesis), and the Bible as a whole.
Horoscopes
June 26, 2005
For Sunday, June 26, 2005.
Dietitians say food feeds mood swings
Experts recommend reducing sugar intake
June 26, 2005
Never skip breakfast. Never leave the house without a care package of healthy snacks. Eat a good mix of carbohydrates and protein with each meal.
Best Sellers
June 26, 2005
 
Driver receives maximum sentence for triple fatality
June 26, 2005
A woman who was stopped twice for speeding before a traffic accident that killed three people has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.
Texas surfers hang 10 in tanker wake
June 26, 2005
The hull of an approaching oil tanker appears on the horizon of Galveston Bay, a mammoth gift in murky waters for surfers James Fulbright and John Benson.
Violence reigns 1 year after sovereignty
June 26, 2005
After four car bombs devastated a predominantly Shiite Baghdad commercial area and killed 15 people, residents reflected on the everyday problems of living in Iraq.
Jeb Bush should drop Schiavo vendetta
June 26, 2005
Malcolm X used to speak of the need to get freedom “by any means necessary.” Apparently Gov. Jeb Bush feels the same about the need to get Michael Schiavo.
Girl’s Guide’ author antes up again with ‘Wonder Spot’
June 26, 2005
Like a good hostess, author Melissa Bank is in her kitchen making coffee, and like a good friend, she’d rather gab about careers, men and the choices we all make in our daily lives than get down to the business of promoting her new book.
Area barbecuers battle for bragging rights at official state championship
June 26, 2005
By 12:30 p.m., they are ready to go. For five hours they’ve sat in the smoker, soaking in the essence of the apple wood burning in the fire box. Every hour or so a spray bottle spritzed them with apple juice to ensure that they remained moist in the 225-degree heat. And after resting outside the smoker for nearly an hour - so that the meat could reabsorb some of the juice it had expressed - the ribs are tender, melt-in-your-mouth ready: ready to defend their title as the best in state, and to grant their creators, Bob Schaffer of Lawrence and Bill Simon of rural Eudora, another year of coveted bragging rights.
House committee produces $106 million school plan
June 26, 2005
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius endorsed a $161 million school finance package approved by the Senate, but her announcement Saturday came as House Republicans drafted a smaller alternative.
Tsunami victims honor dead
Six months later, Aceh province ponders its future
June 26, 2005
Gathering in the shadow of a tsunami-battered mosque, local leaders and international donors took stock Saturday of a disaster that wiped out vast stretches of Indonesia’s Aceh province, saying rebuilding efforts were picking up after months of delays.
76 more Afghan rebels killed in bombardment
June 26, 2005
The bodies of 76 suspected rebels were found in the mountains of southern Afghanistan, the Defense Ministry said Saturday, bringing to 178 the number of insurgents killed in one of the deadliest bombardments by U.S. and Afghan forces since the Taliban fell in 2001.
Briefly
June 26, 2005
¢ Six people killed at home in Arizona ¢ Teen killed by shark ¢ Hate group rallies at national battlefield
Wildfires force more evacuations in Utah
June 26, 2005
About 200 people were evacuated from their homes Saturday as a wildfire that has burned about 40,000 acres approached the southwestern Utah community of Gunlock.
NAACP selects new leader
Businessman confirmed as group’s new president
June 26, 2005
Turning to a businessman to lead one of the nation’s seminal civil rights groups, the NAACP’s board of directors announced Saturday that Bruce S. Gordon, a retired Verizon executive, will be its next president.
DNA testing may lead to new mad cow source
June 26, 2005
The government hopes DNA analysis can pinpoint the herd of the cow that tested positive for mad cow disease and lead investigators to the source of the animal’s brain-wasting illness, the Agriculture Department’s chief veterinarian said Saturday. Genetic testing is needed because of mistakes in how the beef cow was labeled and how its tissues were stored, John Clifford told The Associated Press in an interview
On the record
June 26, 2005
Lawrence datebook
June 26, 2005
No sister act this year at Wimbledon
Craybas stuns Serena Williams in straight sets; Venus wins
June 26, 2005
Two-time champion Serena Williams lost at Wimbledon one round shy of another showdown with sister Venus.
Swoopes swell as Comets prevail
June 26, 2005
Sheryl Swoopes scored 15 points, leading the Houston Comets to a 62-44 victory Saturday over the San Antonio Silver Stars.
Two tied at ‘baked’ Barclays
June 26, 2005
Jim Furyk finally had company at the top of the Barclays Classic leaderboard after a hot afternoon at sun-baked Westchester Country Club.
Teen amateurs soaring at Cherry Hills
June 26, 2005
Those who came to Cherry Hills wanting to witness history only had to adjust their view Saturday in the U.S. Women’s Open.
Old school cool: Collegians should lead way in draft
June 26, 2005
It’s cool to be a collegian again.
Ex-Jayhawk Linnen ninth at U.S. Outdoor
June 26, 2005
Former Kansas University standout Amy Linnen tied for ninth Saturday in the pole vault at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Home Depot Center.
Maddox, Piper relish time at parent-child camp
June 26, 2005
Before their pickup game at Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self’s Parent-Child Camp, former Jayhawks Mike Maddox and Chris Piper promised not to run.
Wellsville youngster shoots to top of sport
One of the top competitors in his age group nationally, Hull has haul of hardware in trapshooting
June 26, 2005
The identified flying objects never had a chance. In about two seconds, two clay disks became neon orange fireworks.
Rockies best of worst
June 26, 2005
For one night, home runs weren’t the issue at Coors Field.
Raiders advance to semis
June 26, 2005
With the way the Lawrence Raiders swung their seldom-used wooden bats in the first two days of the Al Ice Memorial Woodbat Classic, it only was a matter of time until the magic returned.
Fate awaits
Simien expects to go in first round of Draft
June 26, 2005
As a child, Wayne Simien was not sure what he wanted to be when he grew up. All the Leavenworth youngster knew for certain was he sought to wear a uniform - basketball or military - to work every day.
Cyclists on track to raid four states
Border Raiders tour takes riders to Civil War-era historic sites
June 26, 2005
During its Territorial Days Saturday, the town of Lecompton was raided.
Ryun asks potential donors to help build war chest
Letter warns that Democrats are working hard to unseat him
June 26, 2005
The next congressional election is more than a year away, but campaigning has already started.
Computer evidence the new ‘paper trail’ in crime investigations
June 26, 2005
Martin K. Miller thought he was just letting off steam in 2002 when he typed his frustrations about his wife into a journal on his home computer.
Fuel costs may drive custom cutters from field
Harvesters saying ‘to heck with it’ as soaring prices cut into profits
June 26, 2005
Think you’re suffering at the gas pump these days, aghast at the cost of filling up your little Honda Civic - or, worse, your sport utility vehicle? Talk to Rick Farris for a reality check.
Cuts to higher ed, social services proposed
Latest school funding solution would cost KU $21 million
June 26, 2005
State lawmakers Saturday considered deep cuts to higher education and social services to pay for a Kansas Supreme Court order to increase school funding.
The Motley Fool
June 26, 2005
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Merck’s innovation ¢ Expensive lessons ¢ Invest while in debt? Sure ¢ Price matters
Review warranty protections
June 26, 2005
Federal law requires that warranties always be made available for you to read before you make a major purchase. This includes purchases via a catalogue or the Internet.
Financial advice for unmarried couples
June 26, 2005
Eleven million people in the United States live with an unmarried partner, according to the 2000 census. With at least half of current marriages being preceded by a period of cohabitation, it’s important to set some financial ground rules before moving in as a couple.
Briefcase
June 26, 2005
¢ Hewlett laptops have biometric technology ¢ Too much bureaucracy among top complaints ¢ Name that company
Roth IRA ideal for summer job earnings
June 26, 2005
So you’re a high school or college student just starting a summer job. Congratulations.
Program nurtures leaders
83 percent of alumni continue to work, volunteer in community
June 26, 2005
Leadership Lawrence isn’t simply a chance to learn about the city, make a few contacts and take some time away from work. It’s an experience and commitment that pays dividends for years to come - both in business and public service, Steve Glass said.
Former Boeing machinists accept contract, take 10 percent pay cut
June 26, 2005
Former Boeing machinists approved a contract Saturday that includes a 10 percent salary cut for more than 4,000 workers at the newly formed Mid-Western Aircraft Systems but eliminates hundreds of layoffs.
Area fishing report
June 26, 2005
Carp tourney lures dedicated anglers
June 26, 2005
For two days, Stewart McKenzie and John Tilbrook had been living on Red Bull energy drinks and cappuccino boiled over a camp stove, and they looked like it.
Iraqi police targeted
June 26, 2005
A suicide bomber trailed by five cars loaded with armed insurgents slammed into a wall outside the home of an Iraqi special forces police officer Saturday in the Sunni triangle city of Samarra, killing at least nine people on the street, officials said.
Boys’ deaths ruled accidental
June 26, 2005
As their parents frantically searched for them, three small boys were tucked quietly into the trunk of a beat-up car, where any noise they may have made was muffled by insulation or drowned out by the sound of driving rain, officials said Saturday.
Calendar
June 26, 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.
Web site provides useful information on hospital choices
June 26, 2005
Sometimes the unexpected happens and you must choose a hospital quickly; you don’t have time to research your decision.
Immigrant irony
June 26, 2005
I should like to respond to Cal Thomas’ column: “The illegal immigration threat,” (Journal-World, June 14). In his column, Thomas criticizes President Bush for not doing more to shut down the flow of illegal aliens who are crossing our borders from Mexico. He claims that they are bringing a form of tuberculosis that is resistant to average drugs, thus endangering the lives of native-born Americans.
Growth rewards
June 26, 2005
I read with interest Mr. Rosenbloom’s column on growth (Journal-World, June 20). Yes, Lawrence certainly has grown, and I would suspect that there are many who have reaped rewards from that growth. The author lost me, however, when he jumped to the conclusion that owner-occupied homes are the biggest beneficiary of growth. The absolute linkage of property values to growth was completely unsubstantiated.
Eminent domain case disappoints conservatives
June 26, 2005
The country is bracing for a bruising battle over filling a Supreme Court vacancy, a battle in which conservatives will praise “judicial restraint” and “deference” to popularly elected branches of government and liberals will praise judicial activism in defense of individual rights. But consider what the court did Thursday.
Don’t raise the retirement age
June 26, 2005
As if it weren’t bad enough to see the image of “senior citizens” transformed into “greedy geezers, ” now they’re morphing into “lazy geezers.” It seems that Social Security recipients are gradually being redefined as members of the leisure class.
Ancient site still has some news to share
June 26, 2005
There’s nothing new at Spruce Tree House. The yucca shrub is still everywhere (the roots make for an efficient soap), and so are the pinyon pine (for centuries a source of delicious nuts) and the juniper, too (be sure to save that bark for diapers). For eight centuries the stone dwellings have sat here in a remote corner of southwestern Colorado, 114 rooms nestled in a protected alcove under a giant mesa.
Direct approach
Kansas legislators should be focusing on the wishes of their constituents rather than their anger at the Kansas Supreme Court.
June 26, 2005
If Kansas legislators are determined to amend the state constitution to allow them to abandon the state’s commitment to properly funding K-12 education, there are more direct ways to do it than to curb the powers of the Kansas Supreme Court.
Flying solo
Former Smashing Pumpkins singer returns with album, poetry book
June 26, 2005
All things being perfect, Billy Corgan would never have released a solo album. All things being perfect, Billy Corgan still would have been churning out hits as part of the seminal ‘90s angst-rock band he founded, the Smashing Pumpkins - or at the very least, would have been readying a follow-up album with the band that followed it, Zwan.
Blinking Lights’ revives Eels’ E
June 26, 2005
Eels’ 1998 album “Electro-Shock Blues” is a lost gem. Recorded after singer/songwriter Mark Everett’s mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and his sister committed suicide, the disc deftly turns such weighty subject matter into a compelling concept album about survival.
Pop culture elections under way
June 26, 2005
With the mood turning nasty in Washington, D.C., it’s no wonder people are tired of politics as usual. So how about politics as unusual? Forget the partisan bickering for a moment and cast your vote in these elections.
Best Bets
June 26, 2005
 
Poet’s Showcase
June 26, 2005
 
Building a blues legend
As guitarist B.B. King turns 80, a museum goes up in his honor
June 26, 2005
Through his agile fingers, still soft despite decades of making love to the taut strings of his guitar, B.B. King becomes immersed in his music.
Comic change-up
Sports fanatics, talking animals and resurrected legends populate new strips
June 26, 2005
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed is pleading for your patience. When the creator of Bloom County put the legendary strip to bed in 1989 - and then dispensed with its Sunday-only spin-off, Outland, in 1995 - he didn’t realize its central character - a talking penguin named Opus - would rouse his comic muse a decade later.
Summer poses problems for pets
June 26, 2005
I credit my dogs with higher intellects than my own. During the summer, it’s not uncommon to find me in my backyard garden, watering with literal sweat equity, yanking weeds and swatting mosquitoes. Inside, two noses - one black-and-white, one red - press against the glass watching me.
Health Note
June 26, 2005
¢ Tips for ladder usage
Eat to beat the clock
Studies show timing can help keep bodies fit
June 26, 2005
You are what you eat, when you eat and what you eat when. So if you’re one of those people who eats any time - maybe all the time - the ideas of nutrient timing and meal timing might help you go from resembling a saggy sack of sugar to looking more svelte and zucchini-like.
Books laud native contributions
June 26, 2005
America has gained tremendous benefits from the contributions of its native people. Recently released picture books give a taste of what American Indians have handed down to us.
What are you reading?
June 26, 2005