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Response Percent
Hot glazed doughnut
 
49%
Egg salad sandwich
 
13%
All of the above
 
10%
Frosted cookie
 
8%
Bear claw
 
7%
Chocolate covered creme-filled
 
5%
Other
 
4%
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6News Now for August 8
August 8, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Journal-World, KU students will be moving in this weekend, city commissioners are discussing the budget, and unexpected drains on power supply.
Governor to honor ‘Red Dog’
Don Gardner to receive ‘Hometown Health Hero’ honor at Thursday evening workout
August 8, 2006
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced today that Don “Red Dog” Gardner will receive the state’s first Hometown Health Hero Award.
Climbing into the 90s
Triple-digit temperatures return Wednesday
August 8, 2006
Get ready for a steamy day, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “It is a warm and sticky start,” Schack said. “We should see more sunshine return this afternoon and those temperatures should head into the mid 90s.”
Accident disrupts I-70 traffic
07:08 a.m., August 8, 2006 Updated 12:04 p.m.
Two semi trucks involved in accident at westbound exit 202 in Lawrence.
Sadler leaves UTEP for Nebraska
Standout center Maric leaving program, won’t play for new coach, two newspapers report
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C2
Nebraska has a new basketball coach, but apparently has lost a key player.
Landis maintains he’s innocent
Tour de France winner doesn’t expect to clear his name
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C2
Embattled Tour de France champion Floyd Landis said Monday the way his doping case had been handled so far made him doubtful that he ever would be able to clear his name.
U.S. fights ‘unprecedented effort’ by North Korea to fake currency
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
For those who have handled them, North Korean “supernotes” are virtually indistinguishable from the $100 bills they mimic - near-perfect forgeries of the most widely circulated American bank note outside the United States.
Killing of Chinese dogs in anti-rabies campaign prompts anguish, relief
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
Xu Keju’s two dogs were her friends and co-workers, keeping her company and guarding her goat and chickens before an anti-rabies squad arrived with orders to kill every dog.
Team to study birth of hurricanes
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A4
Twenty-one days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall at New Orleans last summer, a relatively small “wave” of turbulent air emerged from western Africa and headed out to sea.
Governors decry congressional paralysis
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B6
The nature of their jobs keeps governors in close touch with the moods of their states’ voters. There’s little insulation for them; constituents unload their gripes and grievances with few inhibitions.
Horoscopes
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Tuesday, Aug. 8
C.S.A.’ released on DVD
Lawrence filmmakers hope project will find new audience
August 8, 2006 in print edition on D1
Like hundreds of other area residents, producer Rick Cowan had a juicy cameo role in his film “C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America.”
Letter with white powder has return address
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A4
A taunting missive containing a white powder that was sent to a police station ended with “Catch me if you can.”
New survey raises privacy questions
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
Margie Hinrichsen’s suspicions were raised recently when she received a 24-page inquiry from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Three retirees are credited with cracking Colorado serial killer case
Inmate confesses to as many as 49 murders from 1970 to 1995
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A4
When Sheriff Terry Maketa announced a Colorado inmate was claiming responsibility for a string of bodies across half the country, he proudly credited three retirees with cracking the case.
Pipeline closure could last months
Alaska shutdown expected to boost gasoline prices
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A1
BP said Monday it discovered corrosion so severe that it will have to replace 16 miles of pipeline at the huge Prudhoe Bay oil field - work that could shut down the nation’s single biggest source of domestic crude for months and drive gasoline prices even higher.
Some New Orleans public schools opening amid hope, confusion
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
Carrying a heavy book sack on his shoulders, 12-year-old Jermaine Gibson wasn’t complaining a bit about the first day of classes Monday.
Magnet gadget aims to boost wine’s attraction
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A2
A new wine gadget promises to save pennies and palates by using magnets - yes, magnets - to give brash young wines some polish.
Lebanese prime minister rejects Bush’s cease-fire plan
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A7
Lebanon’s government rejected a U.N. cease-fire plan backed by President Bush on Monday, demanding Israel immediately withdraw even before a peacekeeping force arrives and promising to send 15,000 troops to take control of the Hezbollah stronghold along the border.
O’Neil admitted to hospital
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C5
Former Negro Leagues star Buck O’Neil was resting comfortably Monday after being hospitalized over the weekend.
T.O. likely a no-go for Seattle
Sore hamstring probably will keep Cowboys’ wideout out
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C6
Terrell Owens’ sore hamstring likely will land him on the bench for the Dallas Cowboys’ preseason opener in Seattle.
Doping outrage limited to track, cycling
Fans vote with their feet, and MLB, NFL set for big seasons
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C5
Cycling and track and field yanked their biggest stars off the marquee in a matter of days after they were implicated in doping cases. Now that those sports have turned summer’s center stage back over to baseball, can fans still seething over the use of performance-enhancers expect the same kind of accountability?
NFL owners meet 5 commish finalists
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C6
All 32 NFL owners seemed impressed by the five finalists for the commissioner’s job when they finally got to see and hear them Monday.
Ottawa High alumni to be recognized on Wall of Honor
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B2
Ottawa High School next month will induct three alumni as the 10th class in its Wall of Honor.
KCC to play host to energy forum
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Kansas Corporation Commission on Wednesday will convene an all-day open forum aimed at increasing the state’s energy efficiency and conservation efforts.
Closet catches fire at Lansing prison
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B2
Inmates were cleared from a floor of the maximum-security cellblock while firefighters were called to put out a fire Monday evening at Lansing Correctional Facility.
Crews race to finish school in Perry
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B2
The first day of school is quickly approaching, and for one local district, it’s a race against the clock.
What if…
If Kevin Kane, Nick Reid, Brandon Perkins and Mark Simmons hadn’t played as true freshmen, they’d be fifth-year seniors this season. How much better would the Jayhawks of 2006 be?
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C1
If Kevin Kane, Nick Reid, Brandon Perkins and Mark Simmons hadn’t played as true freshmen, they’d be fifth-year seniors this season. How much better would the Jayhawks of 2006 be? And how much worse would that 2002 team have been?
Joe’s is back
Late-night bakery to reopen next week
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C8
Hot glazed doughnuts. Egg salad sandwiches. Frosted sugar cookies.
On the record
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B2
St. Louis maintains distance in Central
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C4
Yadier Molina homered during a five-run first inning Monday night and drove in four runs overall, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 13-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and the early advantage in their pivotal matchup.
Case highlights vicious cycle of domestic abuse
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A1
Nearly five years ago, Linda Begay told police that her boyfriend, Christopher Belone, had grabbed her outside their trailer, choked her, punched her, kicked her and told her, “I am going to kill you.”
Condos may go back to drawing board
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
East Lawrence developer Bo Harris may have to start over. After months of behind-the-scenes negotiations and public meetings, developers of a project along the 800 block of Pennsylvania Street in East Lawrence may have to submit new building plans to the city.
Chiefs sign Burton to buttress D-line
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent defensive lineman Shane Burton to a one-year contract, reuniting him with former coach Herm Edwards in his bid for an NFL comeback.
Angels outlast White Sox
Escobar fueled by home-run ball in make-up game
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C4
Kelvim Escobar put aside the past and got a rare win against the Chicago White Sox.
Raiders to face Minot in opener
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C3
Minot, N.D., will be the Lawrence Raiders’ first-round foe in the American Legion Central Plains Regional Thursday in Aberdeen, S.D.
Rescuers search for survivors after floods
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
Rescuers using earth movers and their bare hands searched for survivors Monday, a day after flash floods killed at least 200 people, including dozens of children.
President promises to seek peace with rebels
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
President Alvaro Uribe inaugurated an unprecedented second term Monday, promising to seek an elusive peace with leftist rebels while maintaining the hardline security policies credited with a sharp drop in murder and kidnappings.
Leftists to U.S.: Don’t interfere with country
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
Leftist intellectuals and human rights activists from around the world pleaded with the United States on Monday not to interfere with Cuba while Fidel Castro recovers from intestinal surgery, and Cuba’s parliament speaker warned the U.S. would face dire consequences if it did.
Ash from volcano forces evacuations
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
A volcano in the Philippines sent six explosions of ash about a half mile into the air Monday, prompting authorities to warn that an eruption appeared imminent and to evacuate tens of thousands of people.
Attacks in Brazil target police and government
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
Assailants sprayed gunfire at police, set off bombs outside government buildings, and torched buses and banks Monday in a new wave of attacks that authorities suspect were ordered by gang leaders from behind bars.
Dry weather stresses vegetation in much of Kansas
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
Hot and dry conditions Monday continued to plague much of the state. “Kansas needs rain,” Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said as she called for a meeting Aug. 18 of the Drought Response Team to review actions the government can take to help with the drought.
Ex-leader appeals arbitration verdict
District court papers indicate list of concerns leading to ouster
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
Details of Fred Williams’ downfall from the Kansas University Alumni Association - including a workplace investigation, hunt for whistleblowers and a toy animal named “Elmer Fudd” to mock the chancellor - are revealed in new district court documents.
Confession revealed in murder hearing
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A7
An American soldier charged in the rape and killing of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the slaying of her family told investigators that he and his comrades devised the attack while playing cards and drinking whiskey at a checkpoint, and that afterward he grilled chicken wings, a military investigator testified Monday.
Lawsuit notice to be posted at Topeka church
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A7
Attorneys for a Pennsylvania man whose son was killed in Iraq have been given permission to use alternative methods to serve notice of a civil complaint against a fundamentalist Kansas church that stages protests at military funerals.
Bush insists on disabling Hezbollah
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A7
President Bush said Monday that any Mideast cease-fire must prevent Hezbollah from strengthening its grip in southern Lebanon, asserting “it’s time to address root causes of problems.”
New U.S. operation comes under fire
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A7
Iraq’s prime minister sharply criticized a U.S.-Iraqi attack Monday on a Shiite militia stronghold in Baghdad, breaking with his American partners on security tactics as the United States launches a major operation to secure the capital.
Self: NU tapped ‘good people’
Kansas coach fond of new head Husker
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s Bill Self has known new University of Nebraska’s men’s basketball coach Doc Sadler a long time.
Even coaches baffled by Baker
Wildcats picked to finish anywhere from second to ninth in HAAC
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C1
Go figure Baker University football. Heart of America Athletic Conference coaches can’t.
Inmate faces charges after urine incident
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A4
An inmate at Wisconsin’s toughest prison could face more time for allegedly hiding urine in a tube of toothpaste and squirting it at a guard.
Sunflower crop draws summons from town
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A4
A homeowner’s bumper crop of sunflowers has drawn praise from his neighbors and a summons from the town.
Two extra work years can tip retirement balance
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A4
When workers hear they will have to stay on the job longer than today’s retirees, many imagine populating a cubicle into their 80s or 90s.
Kent activated from DL
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated All-Star second baseman Jeff Kent from the 15-day disabled list on Monday and placed reliever Elmer Dessens on the DL due to a sprained left ankle, retroactive to Aug. 3.
Thome, Garciaparra comeback finalists
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C5
Jim Thome and Nomar Garciaparra were among 12 finalists selected Monday to vie for the comeback player of the year awards in the AL and NL. Thome and Garciaparra have bounced back from injury-plagued seasons with new clubs.
No significant problems found in initial Wescoe air-quality tests
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A1
Kansas University won’t be evacuating the reviled Wescoe Hall anytime soon.
Reds get right-hander Franklin from Phillies
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C5
Gary Majewski’s sore pitching shoulder spurred the Cincinnati Reds to make another move for their bullpen Monday, acquiring right-hander Ryan Franklin from Philadelphia.
Nats send Hernandez to Diamondbacks
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C5
Livan Hernandez was traded by the Washington Nationals to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday for a pair of minor-league pitchers.
U.S. routs Yao-less China
James, Anthony lead Americans to 119-73 victory
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C6
With Yao Ming out because of an injured left foot, China never had a chance against the powerful United States.
Following Alaska disruption, governors differ in critiquing national energy policy
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A5
Governors worried about damage to the economy and complained about years of neglect on energy policy after an Alaska oil field shutdown, but offered far different solutions on Monday.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Aug. 8
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B3
Woman acquitted in fatal crash sues dead friend’s estate
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B8
A suburban Kansas City woman acquitted of causing her friend’s death in a traffic accident is now suing the friend’s estate.
Charges reduced against teens accused in Kansas school plot
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B8
A county prosecutor dropped felony charges Monday against five teens accused of plotting a shooting rampage at their southeast Kansas high school, instead charging them with one misdemeanor apiece.
Pastor resigns as leader of Wichita church
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B8
A pastor who led the push last year for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Kansas told his congregation Sunday he was resigning as its senior pastor but would continue working to address social issues.
Four-way stop a go at Baldwin Junction
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A1
It’s a project that was rushed in the midst of the planning process, and state highway workers ran into difficulties again Monday at making the notorious Baldwin Junction 10 miles south of Lawrence a four-way stop.
Manatee takes summer trip up Hudson River
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
So what was that huge torpedo-shaped thing floating up the Hudson River? A Florida manatee visiting for the summer.
VA: Data for 38,000 veterans missing
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
As many as 38,000 veterans may be at risk of identity theft because a Veterans Affairs Department subcontractor lost a desktop computer containing their sensitive personal data.
Factory workers say they’ve won Powerball
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
Dozens of cheese company workers returned to their jobs Monday after they reported being among about 100 workers who won a Powerball jackpot worth $208.6 million.
Doctors begin surgery to separate twins, 4
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
Four-year-old twin sisters born fused at the midsection, with just one kidney and one set of legs, underwent surgery Monday to separate them and allow them to lead independent lives.
Heat wave continues for parts of South
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
The heat wave that snapped last week for much of the nation shows no signs of letting up soon in parts of the South and Southeast, with heat advisories in effect Monday for Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.
Equipment failure disrupts flights
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
A computerized system that guides arriving planes onto a runway at Los Angeles International Airport failed on Monday, delaying numerous flights around the country.
People in the news
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Martha Stewart will pay $195,000 to settle charges ¢ Madonna doesn’t shy away from religious themes ¢ Manilow to have surgery ¢ Author sues Clay Aiken
Standing by your very bad man
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A2
The documentary series “Secret Lives of Women” (9 p.m., Eastern, WE) looks at one of the more peculiar phenomena of recent history: women who fall in love with men behind bars.
Ten-year-old cat, part of marital package, befriends blogger
August 8, 2006 in print edition on D1
Suddenly, I’m a cat person. Believe me, this is quite a shock. With some exceptions, every red-blooded American male is educated to have contempt for cats. It’s why everybody gets a laugh from the yowling cat scene in Monty Python’s “Holy Grail.” I was no exception.
Mom trusts choice to give up second child
August 8, 2006 in print edition on D1
Dear Dr. Wes & Marissa: I’m a single mother of one child who became pregnant a second time. I knew if I kept the second baby I’d be in over my head, but I felt like if I had the child for somebody else that I could live with the decision. So why do I feel judged when I talk with my older child about why the younger one was adopted?
Intestinal disorder a threat to preemies
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A8
It’s one of the grimmest threats to premature babies: Their immature intestines break down. They can’t be fed. In the worst cases, holes in the bowel let bacteria leak into the blood - and kill.
Just one high-fat meal can be bad for arteries
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A8
Eating just one meal high in saturated fat - in this case, carrot cake and a milkshake - can quickly prevent “good” cholesterol from protecting the body against clogged arteries, a small study shows.
Ultrasound can affect brain development
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A8
Keepsake sonograms have become a popular item with many young parents - from Tom Cruise to the couple next door. It’s a practice many physicians would like to discourage.
Diabetics eager to try new insulin inhaler
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A8
Which would you choose? Four or more insulin shots every day? Or one shot a day, followed by a deep breath before each meal?
Democrats aim to use corruption, war issues in midterm campaigns
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A8
First gradually, now quickly, the war in Iraq and a congressional corruption scandal are shaping the midterm elections, with Democrats working to harness both as campaign issues for the fall.
Openly gay candidate for state senate seat is awash in support
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A8
Early in her campaign for a state Senate seat, attorney Jolie Justus came across an anonymous flier bashing her as a “wild Lesbian from the inner-city.” She dismissed it with a laugh.
Lieberman race tops today’s primaries
Other elections also held in Missouri, Colorado and Michigan
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A8
Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman, locked in a battle to keep his Senate seat against an anti-war challenger, said on the eve of today’s primary that the voters who were upset with him were trying to “send me a message,” and he assured them: “I got their message.”
Lawrence man faces gun charges
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence man has been charged in federal court with making a false statement to obtain a firearm and other weapons-related charges.
Boardwalk fire trial delayed by motion
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
Trial has been postponed until Feb. 6 for Jason A. Rose, the Lawrence man charged with setting the deadly fire last fall at Boardwalk Apartments in the 500 block of Fireside Drive.
Kansas lottery seeks to repeal Legislature’s sunset provision
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
In order for the Kansas Lottery to exist, every few years the Legislature has to renew its operations.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 8, 1906: “There were two advantages at least in holding the Democratic convention here. It brought needed weekend rain and showed for the first time who all the Democrats are.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B6
City and Lawrence Memorial Hospital officials agreed to explore the possibility of selling municipal utility revenue bonds for construction of a skilled care nursing facility and lowering the mill rate and the city budget costs that would be required for such a venture.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B6
More than 5,000 turned out for the annual demolition derby at the Douglas County Free Fair, and Ken Jackson of Princeton was the eventual winner.
Low-key strategy on Cuba may benefit U.S.
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B6
President Bush must have a clear plan to react to ailing Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s surprise decision last week to cede power to his brother, Raul. Here are five key recommendations:
Flawed system
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Do I live in America? Did not our ancestors fight for freedom from the British because the taxes were too high and personal freedoms were being lost? Then why are we allowing the same thing to happen now?
Laws ignored
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I echo the sentiments expressed in these pages recently regarding cycling safety and rules of the road in rural parts of the county.
KU excuses
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Life is full of lessons. Hopefully, the students coming back to KU for the fall semester are not learning from their administration.
Heat stirs lower instincts
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B7
It is stifling hot in Minnesota, more like Savannah than St. Paul, and if the heat wave goes on much longer, I am bound to start writing a play in which folks sit around in their underwear beneath a ceiling fan and drink sloe gin and curse the degeneracy of their ancestors that cost them the old plantation, Bellefleur, where the negroes used to dance and clap and get happy every evening down by the smokehouse.
Landscaping firm hires associate
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C8
Reed Dillon & Associates, a landscape architecture firm, announces the hiring of Elizabeth Martinez as a senior sales executive.
Mac businesses form partnership
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C8
Commodities
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C8
Book provides guidelines for life’s big events
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C8
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a simple, trusted guidebook for the many financial dilemmas we often face? I’m not talking about an A-to-Z tome on all things financial and legal. Just something that would offer basic tips to get you started.
Provost to seek business funding
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C8
Richard Lariviere has been on campus only seven weeks, but the new Kansas University provost already has a clear idea of where he needs to go to find more money.
Braves’ Ramirez hurt
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C5
Braves pitcher Horacio Ramirez left Monday night’s game against Philadelphia after injuring his left hand in the fifth inning. The nature of the injury wasn’t immediately known.
Book reveals little-known facts of chief justice’s home life, family
August 8, 2006 in print edition on A8
John Roberts sounds like a fun dad. Every Saturday morning, he makes bacon and waffles shaped like Mickey Mouse for his wife, Jane, and two children Jack and Josie. If the kids don’t act up during Sunday Mass, he lets them play soccer afterward without changing out of their church clothes.
Kazmir to start Friday
August 8, 2006 in print edition on C5
All-Star pitcher Scott Kazmir is expected to come off the disabled list this week and start Friday night for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in Oakland.
Pomegranate’s promising benefits ignite interest in new products
August 8, 2006 in print edition on D2
Drink it. Eat it. Slather it all over your body. There is no denying that the pomegranate, its fleshy burgundy bulb packed with juicy seeds, is one of the trendiest and most versatile fruits on the market.
KU Country?
History offers some insights about why western Kansas residents are partial to K-State.
August 8, 2006 in print edition on B6
The western Kansas preference for Kansas State University over Kansas University isn’t particularly startling news, but a historian’s explanation for how that trend got started is food for thought.