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Wildness proves K.C.’s undoing
Royals’ pitchers walk 12; go-ahead run scores on wild pitch
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Minnesota Twins knew Detroit, Chicago, New York and Boston already had won Friday night, and they were trailing the last-place Kansas City Royals by two runs in the ninth inning.
West Junior High School has announced its spring 2005-2006 honor roll.
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B3
West Junior High School has announced its spring 2005-2006 honor roll.
Changing neighborhood inspires film
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A2
The film “Quinceanera” was inspired by its 114-year-old star. Echo Park, founded in 1892, is one of L.A.’s oldest neighborhoods.
Cooler air brings some relief
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
Cooler air settled over much of the East on Friday, bringing some relief from a searing heat wave that contributed to more than 200 deaths across the nation since it scorched California last week.
Chiefs, Vikes play nice for a change
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs scrimmaged in a joint practice sessions, and, for a change, there were no major skirmishes or brawls, which have marred the events in years past.
Simons: KU reaction seems to underplay impact of lost NSF grant
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
It is hoped it was just a poor choice of words, but it is shocking, as well as disappointing, to read the reaction of a senior Kansas University official when explaining the National Science Foundation’s decision to discontinue its $17 million in support for KU’s Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis.
Woman convicted in killings of couple left in freezer
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B8
Jurors took less than 90 minutes Friday to convict Lisa Jo Chamberlin of capital murder in the slayings of two Hattiesburg residents whose bodies were found in a freezer in Kansas.
Utilizing an iPod’s BPM helps intensify workout routine
August 5, 2006 in print edition on D8
Way back when iPods were a twinkle in Steve Jobs’ eye, gym rats sweated to fast-paced music, but generally couldn’t tell you how many beats per minute their favorite workout tunes contained.
Horoscopes
August 5, 2006 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, Aug. 5
Society calendar
August 5, 2006 in print edition on D5
Beef Show steers the competition at fair
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B2
Justin Christie was pretty easy to spot in the crowd at the Beef Show at the Douglas County Fair. He was the happy kid pumping a gleaming three-tiered trophy high into the air outside the show arena.
Preaching peace
Religion offers philosophy of pacifism and non-violence
August 5, 2006 in print edition on D1
The United States is occupying Iraq. Israel and Hezbollah are bombing each other. The prospect of conflict with nuclear-weapon-pursuing North Korea and Iran peeks its head over the horizon.
Tropical storm, Iraq, heat causing $3 gas
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
Gas prices in Lawrence made a sudden jump past the $3 mark Friday.
Ready for Bleeding Kansas
Neighborhood supportive of concerts at Burcham Park
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
Every once in awhile, Doug Moles is drawn outside by the sounds of loud music coming from Burcham Park.
Derby a smashing good time
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
Gary Christian, of Lawrence, had an unusual plan for driving a car that was painted bright pink.
Departures put pressure on defense
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C8
Brent Venables knows the unexpected could happen at any moment, and he wants his defense to be prepared.
Drought dries up Kansas rivers
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
The worst drought to hit the state in years has reduced the Arkansas River here to a trickle, making it barely ankle-deep, and other rivers around the state haven’t been faring much better.
Court to consider presidential vote recount
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
Amid paralyzing street protests and rising concerns about damage to Mexico’s democracy, the nation’s highest electoral court will have an open meeting today to consider a recount of the July 2 presidential vote.
Randle transfers to SIU
Troubled running back finished at Kansas
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C1
Former Kansas University running back John Randle was back in the news again Friday, but this time his actions were related to football instead of the law.
Aging face of HIV poses new challenges
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A5
Pat Shelton has had the AIDS virus for at least 15 years, and struggles with hepatitis C and high blood pressure. But what is bothering her most on this sultry summer day are hot flashes.
Vegetables, fruits may go on moms’ lists
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are being added to grocery lists for low-income mothers and children under a federal program that helps feed more than half the babies in the U.S.
Seeking leaders
Drills give Lions chance to step up
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C1
It’s fourth-and-one in the final quarter. The Lawrence High football team must stop its opponent to secure the victory. If not, the Lions lose.
Sooners grapple with effects of dismissals
Loss to offensive line as big as loss of Bomar
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C8
Questions about Oklahoma’s offensive line depth already were numerous, and that was before one of the Sooners’ linemen, guard J.D. Quinn, was dismissed from the football team earlier this week.
Report: McGwire not cooperating
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C5
After telling Congress last year that he wanted to help rid the world of steroids, Mark McGwire is refusing to cooperate with baseball’s Mitchell investigation.
Orioles’ Benson shelved by elbow tendinitis
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C5
Kris Benson was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday by the Baltimore Orioles, who figure the right-hander needs more time to recover from tendinitis in his right elbow.
Angels hurler Colon likely done for season
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C5
The injury-plagued season of Los Angeles Angels right-hander Bartolo Colon took another hit on Friday when last year’s AL Cy Young winner learned he has a rotator cuff problem that possibly could end his 2006 campaign.
K-State product Auker dies
Ex-KSU quarterback, major-league pitcher dead at age 95
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C5
Kansas State University graduate Elden Auker, the submarine-style pitcher who struck out Babe Ruth, faced Dizzy Dean and helped the Detroit Tigers win their first World Series championship, died Friday. He was 95.
Lopez traded to Bosox
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C5
Javy Lopez was traded from the Baltimore Orioles to Boston on Friday, a deal that gives the former All-Star another chance to play and provides the Red Sox a replacement for injured catcher Jason Varitek. The Orioles sent Lopez and $1.3 million to the Red Sox for a player to be named.
Gatlin refused to bypass nationals
USATF officials asked sprinter to withdraw from championship meet after positive drug test
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C2
Justin Gatlin insisted on running at the national championships in June even after USA Track & Field officials asked him to withdraw over his positive drug test, a person with knowledge of the meeting told the Associated Press on Friday.
Inkster up by three shots at Open
Teen Wie 10 strokes back after costly penalty
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C2
Michelle Wie walked off the course at Royal Lytham pleased with her par saves on the final two holes. Then she walked into the recorders’ office and realized her effort was all for naught.
Airstrike near border kills farm workers
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A7
Four Israeli missiles slammed into a refrigerated warehouse where farm workers were loading vegetables Friday near the Lebanon-Syria border, killing at least 28 people, according to officials at the Syrian hospitals where the dead and wounded were taken.
Tens of thousands rally in Baghdad to show support for Hezbollah
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A7
Tens of thousands of Shiites thronged a Baghdad slum Friday to show support for Hezbollah as Arab anger toward Israel mounted on the Muslim holy day. Such protests have even reached Saudi Arabia, where public discontent is rare.
Israel blasts final tie to Syria
Links to Lebanon severed as U.N. cease-fire resolution progresses
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A7
Israel and Hezbollah fought bloody ground battles and exchanged fierce air and missile strikes Friday - including bombing raids that severed Lebanon’s last major supply link with Syria and the outside world, and the guerrillas’ deepest rocket attack inside Israel to date.
On the record
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B2
Food benefits extended to farmers market
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B3
Low-income and elderly Kansans can use their electronic benefit transfer cards as well as other assistance payments to buy groceries at the farmers markets in Lawrence and Wichita, state officials said.
Arts center presents historical play
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B3
Tickets are now on sale for next week’s performances of the historical musical “The Ballad of Black Jack” at the Lawrence Arts Center Theater. The show will run from Thursday through Aug. 13.
Suspect drops claim from Wakarusa Fest
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B3
A West Virginia man has dropped his motion to reclaim $2,555 in suspected drug-dealing profits seized from him during the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival.
McLouth Threshing Bee gets under way
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B3
The 49th Annual McLouth Threshing Bee is this weekend.
People in the news
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ ‘Idol’ rivals Aiken, Studdard to square off in stores ¢ ‘Rocky’ statue’s move gets no-decision from panel ¢ Alexander latest star to visit ‘Chris’ on TV ¢ Shakira thanks fans in U.S. for MTV nominations
Reruns rule Saturdays
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A2
This weekend brings us a new chapter in NFL programming, several original new series and the offer of a movie marathon you can’t refuse. But you’ll have to wait until Sunday. Saturday, particularly during the summer, remains a night for leftovers.
Tropical Depression Chris hovers near Cuba
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
Downgraded to a tropical depression, Chris could pump rain into South Florida on Sunday as it passes to the south - but it poses no serious danger, forecasters said.
American Indians protest at Sturgis rally
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
American Indians protesting development encroaching on sacred Bear Butte peacefully confronted bikers gathering Friday for a raucous annual motorcycle rally.
Governor: Big Dig tunnel to reopen after review
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
Safety repairs to a portion of the Big Dig tunnel where a motorist was killed by falling ceiling panels have been completed and the section will reopen once federal authorities give the OK, Gov. Mitt Romney said Friday.
Filmmaker’s suit against Kerry dismissed
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
A federal judge dismissed a filmmaker’s defamation suit against Sen. John Kerry, saying remarks linked to Kerry’s campaign during the heat of the 2004 presidential race amount to political opinions.
ATF director resigns amid spending probe
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
Carl J. Truscott resigned Friday as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives amid an inquiry into spending on the agency’s new headquarters.
Federal deficit estimate shrinks
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
The federal deficit will register $260 billion this year, the lowest in four years, reflecting a strong economy and resulting growth in tax revenue, congressional analysts said Friday.
Delta seeks to cancel pilot pensions
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
Delta Air Lines Inc. filed a formal request with bankruptcy court late Friday to terminate its pilots’ pension plan, as President Bush prepared to sign a bill aimed in part at helping the struggling carrier save its other employees’ pensions.
Pro hall of fame class capsules
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C6
Pro football hall of fame Class deep, talented
From Aikman to White, group loaded
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C6
Leaders and champions. Those are the defining characteristics of the six men who will enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame today.
Kansas State still a work in progress
After two straight losing seasons, Wildcats look to rebuild with new coach at helm - starting today, the first day of fall drills
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C8
There is constant bustle at Kansas State. Scaffolding surrounds the Vanier Football Complex as workers quickly hurry to finish a massive renovation to the football program’s headquarters. Trucks and construction material are scattered everywhere.
Rivals create partnership for new government
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
Viktor Yanukovich, the humiliated loser two years ago when Orange Revolution protests forced a presidential runoff election to be repeated, completed a remarkable political comeback Friday by becoming Ukraine’s prime minister.
Rabies deaths spur another dog slaughter
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
For the second time in days, Chinese authorities have ordered a mass slaughter of dogs to curb a rabies outbreak - drawing criticism from animal lovers but also support from many who say it’s the only way to contain a disease that kills more than 2,000 Chinese a year.
Death toll mounts after tropical storm
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
China’s death toll from Tropical Storm Prapiroon rose to at least 31, with 14 more people missing, state media reported today.
No Castro sightings yet in Cuba
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
The communist leadership assured Cubans on Friday that Raul Castro was in firm control as acting president, and the health minister said Fidel Castro was “recovering satisfactorily” from intestinal surgery.
Former officer sentenced for human rights abuses
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
A former police officer was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for human rights abuses in connection with the 1978 disappearance of a married couple during Argentina’s military dictatorship.
NATO troops escape apparent suicide attack
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
U.S.-led soldiers and Afghan forces killed 25 Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan’s volatile south, and NATO-led Canadian troops narrowly escaped a suicide bombing Friday near the site of a battle that killed four fellow soldiers a day earlier.
Former Bush adviser gets probation for theft
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A4
A former White House adviser pleaded guilty to theft Friday, briefly breaking into tears as he tried to explain to a judge why he made phony returns at discount department stores while working as a top aide to President Bush.
9-11 commission chairmen’s book reveals regrets
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A4
The Sept. 11 commission was so frustrated with repeated misstatements by the Pentagon and FAA about their response to the 2001 terror attacks that it considered an investigation into possible deception, the panel’s chairmen say in a new book.
Suicide bomber attacks soccer field in northern Iraq
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
Two dozen people died in a surge of violence in northern Iraq, including 10 at a soccer game hit by a suicide car bombing, police said Friday, while the country’s spiraling sectarian and political bloodshed killed at least 17 others elsewhere.
Dancer, boyfriend sentenced in robbery
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
An exotic dancer and her boyfriend have been sentenced for their role in the robbery of a Perry man earlier this year in the parking lot of Perkins, 1711 W. 23rd St.
KU: Flawed review led to lost funds
University maintains some findings in report are simply wrong
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
The critical review of a Kansas University research center that convinced the National Science Foundation to withdraw its funding must have been wrong, KU officials said Friday.
Teen in fair condition after rollover wreck
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
Two teens were taken to the hospital Friday morning, one by air ambulance and one by ground ambulance, after a rollover wreck north of Lawrence, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Commodities
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B4
Despite odds, congressional Republicans predict victory
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A4
Vowing victory in this fall’s elections, Republicans emerged Friday from a two-day national strategy session rejecting new independent warnings that they face a possible “electoral rout” and loss of control of Congress.
Lawrence Paper Co. director named to board
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B4
Jerry Pope, director of human resources at Lawrence Paper Co., was elected to the Kansas Self-Insurers Assn. board of directors for 2006-2007.
Jobless rate increases
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B4
Gripped by caution, employers slowed hiring in July, pushing the nation’s unemployment rate to a five-month high.
Investors struggle to assess Apple’s stock option troubles
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B4
As the stock option cloud over Apple Computer Inc. darkened, investors tried to determine Friday whether the company’s popular products are powerful enough to overcome the potential accounting and legal risks facing the maker of the iPod and the Macintosh.
Astronauts stay busy during spacewalk
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A10
Two spacewalking astronauts found the reward for working so well and so fast is : extra work.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 5, 1906: “Great as the activity was last fall preparing to burn natural gas in homes here, it was nothing compared to the pace today.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
The Lawrence building pace which had seemed headed for an annual record had slowed the past month. Local construction totals, of course, did not include the extensive building currently under way at Kansas University on state property.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
Three milk snakes were still missing from the Kansas University Museum of Natural History. There was now a theory that the they had escaped their cages and been eaten by other snakes at the museum.
Stoplight needed
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: What is a life worth? How many lives have been lost on Highway 59 at the Baldwin Junction?
Illegal proposal
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: We now learn of efforts by the White House - only weeks after the Supreme Court declared illegal the Bush administration’s military commissions, which were set up to try and convict detainees held indefinitely without basic due process protections - to push Congress on an illegal proposal that violates the Supreme Court’s decision and abandons the rule of law.
Monroe sporting new look
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C1
Louisiana-Monroe’s mascot isn’t the only thing changing in time for 2006. The football team’s offense is undergoing a significant tinkering as well.
Mayer: Phog belongs in Hall
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C1
Alleged masterminds-that-be selected five guys for the initial class to be enshrined in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City’s Sprint Center - James Naismith, Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, John Wooden and Dean Smith. Let’s hope some savior adds a sixth icon, Forrest C. Allen, before the formal induction Nov. 19.
Utley’s streak stopped at 35
August 5, 2006 in print edition on C4
Chase Utley knew his hitting streak would end sooner or later. He just would have preferred later.
Mel Gibson must acknowledge his bigotry
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
Here’s how I see it: An excess of alcohol, like an excess of money, does not change a personality so much as magnify it.
Morning-after pill documents in dispute
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A5
Government lawyers are fighting a reproductive rights group’s request for copies of White House e-mails and other records about the morning-after contraceptive Plan B.
Jury accepts paint company’s gene defense
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A5
A federal jury ruled Friday against five families who claimed their children’s mental disabilities were caused by lead paint peeling from in their decades-old apartments.
Study finds bacterial link to ear infections
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A5
A recent study found that chronic ear infections are caused by colonies of bacteria that form slimelike barriers that are resistant to antibiotic treatment.
Study: Bees prefer warm, colorful drinks
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A5
Bumblebees like their nectar hot and can use floral color as a way to find it, according to a report published this week.
NASA plan for moon rocket includes foam from shuttle
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A10
Engineers designing the new U.S. moon rocket said this week they plan to cover part of it with the same type of foam that doomed Columbia and has been a problem throughout the space shuttle program.
City launches ambitious health care plan
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A5
San Francisco soon will become the first city in the nation to offer health care services to all of its uninsured residents.
Unconventional war
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Many people now believe we are in or soon will be in World War III. This is incorrect.
EPA review allows use of pesticide group
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A5
After a decadelong review, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to allow continued use of 31 popular but controversial agricultural pesticides, concluding cumulative exposure does not pose a health risk.
Court upholds criminal HIV-spreading sentence
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A5
A man convicted of having unprotected sex with four people while knowing he carried the virus that causes AIDS was denied appeals Friday by the Iowa Supreme Court.
Audit faults Kansas City, Mo., for misspending federal storm cleanup dollars
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B8
A federal audit faults state and municipal oversight of cleanup efforts after a January 2002 ice storm that downed about 20,000 trees and left half the area’s households without power.
Stocks lower despite employment news
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B4
Wall Street got what it wanted Friday - Labor Department data showing slower job growth - but cautious investors pushed stocks modestly lower, unwilling to trust that the report was enough to keep the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates next week. The major indexes closed out the week little changed.
Faith briefs
August 5, 2006 in print edition on D8
Motet Singers announce performances
August 5, 2006 in print edition on D8
The Lawrence Motet Singers are in the middle of a busy summer season. The group, best known for its performance of Renaissance music, is concentrating on music by Russian composers from the 18th through 20th centuries this summer.
Art show opens today
August 5, 2006 in print edition on D8
Local photographer Scott Indermaur attempted to “peel back the layers of traditional spirituality” with his new photo exhibit, “Revealed.”
Religious dieting making waves again in weight-loss trends
August 5, 2006 in print edition on D8
New sugar- and fat-laden concoctions arrive regularly on the shelves of America’s supermarkets, luring more and more Americans into the grip of obesity.
Golfing book captures neuroses of weekend warriors
August 5, 2006 in print edition on D8
One of my friends has gorilla arms and can launch a golf ball from the tee onto almost any green in just two strokes. Then he falls apart.
How will I know when God is speaking to me?
August 5, 2006 in print edition on D1
¢ The Lord’s word tangible in many ways ¢ Listen for him with a still mind and open heart
Corps: Practice bombs ‘likely’ didn’t damage dam
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
It’s “highly unlikely” that the footings of the Kanopolis Lake Dam were damaged when an Air Force B-52 inadvertently dropped nine 500-pound concrete bombs on the lake in July, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
4-H News
August 5, 2006 in print edition on D5
Police arrest two in fatal shootings
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
Police on Friday said that two men captured at a gated apartment complex were responsible for a string of apparently random late-night killings that have terrorized residents across this sprawling city for months.
Club news
August 5, 2006 in print edition on D3
Around and about
August 5, 2006 in print edition on D3
Head protection
Helmets can give a false sense of security for athletes.
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
Football players wear helmets, basketball players don’t, yet U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated 25,515 head injuries from gridiron activity last year and 24,320 from court collisions.
Scouting news
August 5, 2006 in print edition on D3
Details of sisters’ injuries, starvation aired in court
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
Two sisters found emaciated at a Wichita home were forced to spend hours standing and even ate their meals that way while their stepmother’s own two children ate normally, according to testimony at a hearing for the girls’ father.
Barnett attacks Sebelius over Arizona trip
Republican nominee says governor’s visit was purely political
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
Republican gubernatorial nominee Jim Barnett is attacking Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for a one-day trip to Arizona to review Kansas National Guard troops, saying it was only to further her re-election bid.
Stop signs at junction delayed
Attorney: Rumble strips needed first
August 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
The Baldwin Junction 10 miles south of Lawrence was a four-way stop for about an hour Friday afternoon.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.96 at several locations throughout town.