Archive for Wednesday, August 2, 2006

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Police investigating fatal case of domestic violence
August 2, 2006
Lawrence Police today filed second degree murder charges against a 35-year-old Lawrence man in the beating death of his girlfriend, Linda Begay.
6News Now for August 2
August 2, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Journal-World, second-degree murder charges filed in a beating case, school board members discuss the budget, and more about the Decker murder trial.
Ahner wins right to challenge Moore in 3rd
GOP challenger is set
August 2, 2006
Moore has fended off repeated challengers in recent years.
Battered woman dies from injuries
DA calls 2 p.m. press conference
August 2, 2006
Woman battered over the weekend dies from injuries
KU employee injured in fall
August 2, 2006
A KU employee is seriously injured this morning after slipping and falling at a campus dining hall.
Tuesday’s crash at Baldwin Junction leads to fatality
August 2, 2006
A two car accident Tuesday at Baldwin Junction has claimed the life of an 84 year old Baldwin city woman.
County ambulances no longer using synthetic blood
August 2, 2006
Douglas County ambulances are no longer carrying the synthetic blood substitute, Polyheme.
One more day of heat
Thunderstorms to cool things off tonight
August 2, 2006
Temperatures will soar up close to 100 degrees again today. But a cold front is moving in, bringing some cool relief tonight - and a chance for showers and thunderstorms.
Evolution issue tips board’s balance
Election a moderate success
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A1
Darwin won. Moderate Kansas State Board of Education candidates pulled off a victory Tuesday, gathering enough might to topple the board’s 6-4 conservative majority.
Eudora takes plunge on pool
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A4
Unofficial vote totals from Tuesday’s primary election showed 535 “yes” votes for the pool and recreation center while 325 people voted “no.”
Investigation prompts speculation of homicide
Victim may have died after weekend attack
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
Dist. Atty. Charles Branson was mum Tuesday on the condition of a 37-year-old woman who was the victim of weekend domestic violence at Gaslight Village mobile-home park, 1900 W. 31st St.
Thief steals health clinic’s air conditioner
Insurance will cover most of replacement cost
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
So you think you have air-conditioner problems. At least you’re not Nikki King.
KU raises minimum wage for students
Tuition enhancement funds help boost workers’ hourly pay to $7
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B10
Kansas University students will have a little more dough in their pockets this fall.
Wreck latest sign of junction dangers
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A1
Another serious wreck Tuesday at Baldwin Junction left nearby residents and workers frustrated by the lack of progress toward making the notoriously dangerous intersection safer.
Mother testifies in murder trial
Defense tries to shift blame from father in 5-month-old’s death
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
Prosecutors say he killed her baby through repeated child abuse while she was at work.
3, 2, 1, Blastoff! 4-H Fair includes science categories
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
A couple decades ago, Craig Shultz had stars in his eyes.
Raiders escape with title
Cross, Heitshusen lead Lawrence to fourth straight championship
August 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
It took the Lawrence Raiders an extra day in their bid to defend their AAA American Legion state title.
Sorrel available all year
August 2, 2006 in print edition on D1
Sorrel is the name for a group of plants in the buckwheat family known for pleasantly acidic leaves. They are shaped like elongated spinach, ranging in color from pale to dark green.
Sheffield receptive to move to first
August 2, 2006 in print edition on C5
Gary Sheffield embraced Bobby Abreu’s arrival with the New York Yankees, saying he would shift to first base if needed.
Elarton has season-ending shoulder surgery
August 2, 2006 in print edition on C4
Right-hander Scott Elarton, the Kansas City Royals’ opening day starter, had season-ending shoulder surgery to repair his labrum on Tuesday.
Commentary: Maddux deserved better fate in Chicago
Future Hall-of-Famer’s 2nd stint with Cubs came to unfortunate end
August 2, 2006 in print edition on C4
I can think of a lot of emotions a city might have after a big-time trade - anger, disbelief, relief, unbridled joy, etc. - but I never thought guilt would be one of them.
Tigers’ Guillen hits for cycle
August 2, 2006 in print edition on C3
Carlos Guillen hit for the cycle, and rookie Justin Verlander won his seventh consecutive decision, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 10-4 on Tuesday night. Guillen had an RBI triple in the second, a solo homer in the third, a single in the sixth and a double in the eighth.
Landis could be cleared on Saturday
Cyclist doesn’t think second test will exonerate him from doping charge
August 2, 2006 in print edition on C2
Tour de France champion Floyd Landis, whose initial doping tests turned up positive, gets another chance to clear his name when a second set is expected to be released on Saturday.
Lawyer attends 43rd conference
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B5
Glee Smith, a member of the Lawrence law firm Barber Emerson LC, was among 250 lawyers, judges, law professors, legislators and other state officials - all lawyers - participating in the annual meeting of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in Hilton Head, S.C.
Gould Evans hires designer
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B5
Jonathan Holley has joined the Lawrence office of Gould Evans Associates as an architectural designer.
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B5
Fish for wild, not farmed
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B5
The fresh salmon labeled “wild” that you buy off-season may in fact come from a farm, making it more costly than it should be and - perhaps - less healthful than a fish from the ocean.
Workers wasting 2 hours per day
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B5
American workers spend almost two hours a day at work calling friends, surfing the Internet, running errands and “spacing out,” according to the second annual survey of time wasted at work by America Online and
Daily ticker
August 2, 2006
Suspect in stabbing has court hearing today
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B2
Charges are pending against a Lawrence man suspected in a stabbing incident Monday night in the area of 26th Street and Redbud Lane.
On the record
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B2
Teen drowns helping struggling children
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B3
The body of a Dodge City teenager who drowned helping young children who waded too far into Coldwater Lake was recovered Tuesday.
After decade in Germany, Big Red One returns to Fort Riley
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B4
Officially, Tuesday was the homecoming for the 1st Infantry Division, as its soldiers and leaders returned to their traditional Kansas quarters.
No indictment for death of patient after abortion
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B10
A Sedgwick County grand jury found no criminal conduct in the death of a mentally retarded woman who suffered a massive infection after a late-term abortion.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.86 at several locations.
Meetings to focus on lake development
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
State leaders will conduct public meetings on the potential of developing areas around Clinton and Perry lakes.
Barnett wins GOP bid to take on Sebelius
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A4
State Sen. Jim Barnett outdistanced a crowded primary field Tuesday to win the right to carry the Republican Party banner against Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, in the Nov. 7 general election.
Businessman to challenge Moore for Congress
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A4
Businessman Chuck Ahner won a four-man GOP primary Tuesday to face incumbent 3rd District Congressman Dennis Moore, a Democrat, in November.
Cuba tries to project normalcy
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A7
Fidel Castro said Tuesday that he was stable and in good spirits after surgery, according to a statement read on state television, as the Communist government tried to impose a sense of normalcy on the island’s first day in 47 years without the bearded leader in charge.
Dogs ordered killed after rabies outbreak
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
China slaughtered 50,000 dogs in a government-ordered crackdown after three people died of rabies, sparking unusually pointed criticism in state media Tuesday and an outcry from animal rights activists.
Taliban kill 3 British soldiers
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
Suspected Taliban militants used rocket-propelled grenades to ambush a British patrol on Tuesday, killing three soldiers just one day after NATO took command of southern Afghanistan.
Political unrest damages economy
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
Political unrest here is taking an economic toll, rattling investors and costing businesses in the capital millions in lost sales.
Giant oil company declared bankrupt
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
OAO Yukos, once Russia’ biggest oil company, was declared bankrupt Tuesday after a three-year campaign by government tax authorities that critics called a politically motivated campaign against Yukos’ founder.
Tropical Storm Chris enters Caribbean
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
Tropical Storm Chris strengthened Tuesday as it entered the eastern edge of the Caribbean, prompting a run on groceries and gas as people prepared for the third named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.
Israeli forces advance deep into Lebanon
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
Israel poured up to 10,000 armored troops into south Lebanon Tuesday, and separately sent commandos deep into the eastern Bekaa Valley where they raided a Hezbollah-run hospital and captured guerrillas during pitched battles, a major escalation of the three-week-old war.
Third day of rain swamps El Paso
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
A third day of heavy rain caused widespread flooding around El Paso on Tuesday, swamping mountainside homes, forcing evacuations and closing major roads.
Vail Resorts to switch to wind power
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
Vail Resorts said Tuesday it will buy enough wind-generated electricity to replace all the power used by its five ski areas and more than 135 other stores, lodges and offices.
Bush undergoes annual physical exam
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush’s doctors pronounced him healthy and in better shape than most men his age Tuesday, but the president himself seemed a little upset about packing on some extra pounds.
Senate passes bill on offshore drilling
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Senate voted Tuesday to open 8.3 million acres of federal waters in the central Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling, setting up a confrontation with the House, which wants even more drilling in waters now off-limits.
People in the news
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Gibson apologizes again ¢ Hurley to wed soon ¢ A ‘fearless’ Joker ¢ Setting boundaries
Put seasonal berries to use in dessert recipe
August 2, 2006 in print edition on D3
It’s a great time of year for picking all kinds of fresh berries. Here’s a recipe idea for every taste.
Castro’s illness brings joy, worry
Cuban-Americans question truth of news reports on leader’s health
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A1
Joyous celebration in Miami about news that an ailing Fidel Castro temporarily had ceded power gave way Tuesday to rampant speculation among Cuban exiles: Is Castro already dead? What will happen in Cuba after he is gone? Is this just a trick?
Attacks kill dozens; clergy shift support
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
Bombings and shootings killed more than 70 people in Iraq on Tuesday in a surge of bloodshed as U.S. forces prepare to take back Baghdad’s streets from gunmen. The dead included 20 Iraqi troops, a U.S. soldier and a British soldier.
Take this quiz on your produce prowess
August 2, 2006 in print edition on D3
If your dinner plate were a playing field, would you be winning or losing the “fruit and vegetable bowl game”? Choose the one best answer for each of the following seven questions.
Is it the end of the world?
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B9
“At this time of great crisis in the world, we should be looking for nuclear disarmament, nuclear abolition - saving the world, not ramping up for Armageddon by nuclear proliferation.” - Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio.
School case may hurt court
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B9
At long last the Kansas school finance litigation is over, at least for a while. Last week the Kansas Supreme Court dismissed the case that had thrown the Kansas Legislature into a turmoil and forced a special session as well as the addition of more than $500 million in new funding for K-12 education in our state. Now comes the time when, perhaps, with the pundits and partisans silent for a while, the case, its effects and its aftermath may be viewed more objectively.
Do the math
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Fifty Republicans decided to raise minimum wage, only if Democrats agree to tax cuts.
Lasting wisdom
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: All Americans, especially our elected representatives, should give heed to wisdom from the past.
Former Olympics suspect honored as hero
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
Richard Jewell, the security guard who was branded a suspect after the deadly bombing at the 1996 Olympics, was honored at the state Capitol on Tuesday, 10 years later, for saving lives by moving people out of harm’s way just before the blast.
Harry Potter steals charity spotlight
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A2
Author J.K. Rowling says writing the last of her seven Harry Potter books is proving to be “fun in a way that it hasn’t been before.”
Meals that are farmers market fresh
August 2, 2006 in print edition on D2
With its vibrant colors and crunch, this Summer Salad with Golden Beet Vinaigrette takes advantage of vegetables available in farmers markets. The truffle oil in the vinaigrette adds a musky flavor that makes the vegetables pop but is subtle enough to complement the cheese’s “dairyness” without overwhelming it. The red beets are kept separate to keep them from bleeding into the other vegetables.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ features spicy dishes for summertime
August 2, 2006 in print edition on D2
Join Jayni Carey in the kitchen this week for “Hot Food in the Summertime, Plus A Dessert to Cool You Down.” On the menu: Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers, Shrimp and Sweet Piquante Peppers, Jalapeño-Lime Chicken, Spicy Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Chipotle Dressing and Fresh Peach Tart.
Riding rules
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Sunday, July 23, around 9:45 a.m., as I stopped at the four-way stop heading north at Douglas County l057 Road or l900 Road and Douglas County 458 Road, there arrived from the east three bicyclists, each one following the other about two car lengths apart.
Golf debacle
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: It is past time to hand the Eagle Bend Golf Course over to private interests.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 2, 1906: “The use of natural gas here has had a good deal to do with reducing the fire risks in this town.
Hezbollah victimhood is a tough sell
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B8
Watching the anguish in Lebanon following an Israeli airstrike that killed at least 37 children in Qana Sunday put me in mind of Susan Smith, the South Carolina mother who drowned her children several years ago.
Local duo gets taste of Olympic spirit
August 2, 2006
The last of the World Cup soccer games ended just days before, but on July 13, Tor Fornelli and Daniel Chance strode out onto the soccer field and into a prestigious honor in the sport.
Association sees growth, more to come
New ballfields, expansion part of associaiton’s plans
August 2, 2006
It’s been four years and the Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch Assn. is still growing. But for Bonnie Mills, who along with several others created the association, there are big dreams still to fulfill.
Mavericks come up short at state
August 2, 2006
The Lawrence Mavericks, after a summer of hard work, traveled to El Dorado for the Class A American Legion state tournament, looking for a chance to come away with the title. After a come-from-behind win to open the tournament, the Mavericks dropped two straight to earn themselves an early exit.
Heat wave reaches Northeast; New York City dims its lights
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
Blistering heat settled over the eastern half of the nation Tuesday, sending man and beast in desperate search of relief: An air-conditioned subway car in New York City. A plunge into the Atlantic Ocean in New Jersey. And cold showers for suffering livestock in Ohio.
12U Phenix focus on effort, not wins or losses
August 2, 2006
Midway through the summer, Pete Ramler stopped keeping track of his 12U Lawrence Phenix’s win-loss record. Although most people measure success by wins and losses, Ramler realized his team could still have a successful season in other respects.
Families come together for soccer skills
August 2, 2006
Call it a soccer family. Roland de Boer does. He and his mother, Riny de Boer, coached a number of young soccer enthusiasts at the Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. Camp America II last week at Youth Sports Inc.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B8
Twin Mounds Grade School closed its doors after a basket dinner and program attended by about 130. It was the last remaining one-room school in Douglas County.
Motocross racer heads to Nationals
12:00 a.m., August 2, 2006 Updated 12:00 a.m.
John Berry had been trying to qualify for the Amateur Motocross Assn./Air Nautiques Amateur Motocross Championships for four years, but one thing or another had kept him from doing so.
Manning camp stresses fun, fundamentals
August 2, 2006
In the 17 years the Danny Manning basketball camp has been held in Lawrence, a lot has changed. Yet the one thing that has remained constant for Manning, his staff and their campers is that basketball is a great equalizer. Manning strives to teach boys and girls of all ages participating in the camp about the game of basketball as well as the game of life.
Sitting at the table
Local gamer counts money, heads to Vegas
August 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
Phil Hellmuth has a record-tying 10 World Series of Poker titles and millions of dollars of earnings on Jim Hayes. But Hayes has something Hellmuth doesn’t: a seat in the second round of the 2006 WSOP Main Event.
Collier re-starts coaching carousel
August 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
Barry Collier’s decision to leave Nebraska means the Big 12 Conference will have six new men’s basketball coaches next season.
Tigers show courtesy, positive attitudes
August 2, 2006
Karate stresses obedience, control and respect. The “Tiny Tigers” program at the Lawrence American Tae-kwon-do Assn. Black Belt Academy, owned by Senior Master Steve Westbrook, aims to teach these ideals early on.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B8
A Journal-World feature story called attention to the popular trolley system which once had operated in Lawrence, including tracks up to Mount Oread for use by Kansas University people and visitors to the campus.
Wood: Incidents haunt Relays
August 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
Sigh. The Kansas Relays certainly has seen better days. First, a massive fight at the after-party (bearing the Relays’ name) breaks out at Abe & Jake’s Landing in April. Then, the headline act, sprinter Justin Gatlin, has a positive drug test that was conducted following his leg of the race at our hometown’s meet.
Royals rally late; Sox slam door
Chicago’s three-run 10th inning dooms K.C.
August 2, 2006 in print edition on C3
The crowd of 11,609 at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night included a personal cheering section for Chicago White Sox third baseman Joe Crede.
The beet is on
Sweet, seasonal treat prepared many ways
August 2, 2006 in print edition on D1
Mary Ross admits not everyone loves a good beet. But Ross, an owner at Bismarck Gardens, northeast of Lawrence, says she does have a regular stream of people coming in looking for the veggies.
Chief has big shoes to fill
After devastating injury, Turley could replace Roaf
August 2, 2006 in print edition on C3
To anyone who ever faced a bleak, empty future, Kyle Turley could already be a hero.
Voter turnout among lowest in memory
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A4
The predictions were right: Voter turnout was low Tuesday as voters chose a series of candidates in primary races.
Report cites waste in Iraq contracts
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
The beleaguered Iraq reconstruction effort was beset by problems from the very start, a new report finds.
Praeger prevails in ‘negative’ contest
Election a moderate success
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A1
At 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, an optimistic Eric Carter called Bob Tomlinson, one of Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger’s top aides.
Americans’ love affair with cars begins to skid
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A8
Americans love their automobiles, but not as much as they used to.
Davis: Madden overdue for hall
August 2, 2006 in print edition on C6
Al Davis was moving slowly, using the walker he needs because of a lingering quadriceps injury, wearing black, of course.
Shockey misses drills day after concussion
Hard hit miffs Giants’ tight end
August 2, 2006 in print edition on C6
Jeremy Shockey expects rough treatment from opponents. He isn’t looking for it from teammates, particularly, in training camp.
Utley streak hits 33
August 2, 2006 in print edition on C3
Chase Utley extended his hitting streak to 33 games with a 2-for-5 night, and Ryan Howard homered and had three RBIs in Philadelphia’s 5-3 victory over St. Louis.
Collier accepts AD post at Butler
Nebraska starts looking for next basketball coach
August 2, 2006 in print edition on C2
Barry Collier said only one job could have taken him away from Nebraska.
Campaign rekindles al-Qaida fears
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
On the eve of the U.S. presidential elections in 2004, Osama bin Laden finally explained why he attacked the World Trade Center.
Runway’ thrives in third season
August 2, 2006 in print edition on A2
As anyone who has been watching “Project Runway” (9 p.m., Bravo) already knows, something terrible is supposed to happen tonight, an action so heinous and rule-breaking it will result in the sudden expulsion of a participant.
Nutritional information on beets from the George Mateljan Foundation
August 2, 2006
Basil, tomatoes make heavenly combination
August 2, 2006 in print edition on D1
I’ll use just about any excuse to pick basil. Even if I didn’t eat it, I’d still plant it in my vegetable garden for the perfume it releases whenever I brush up against it. When I pick it, basil’s distinctive scent melts into my fingertips and stays with me all day.
Passing the buck
State legislators who didn’t want to raise taxes to boost school funding are looking to local school boards to do their dirty work.
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B8
Kansas legislators were proud last session to announce they had passed a school finance bill that included no tax increases for next year. What they consistently neglected to mention was that their plan depended on school districts across the state approving increases in their local property tax levies.
August 2, 2006 in print edition on B7
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