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6News Now for August 11
August 11, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Journal-World, a young girl whose father murdered her mother is being adopted, KU workers are preparing for students, and a preview of Hawk Week.
Library closed on Monday
August 11, 2006
Workers are installing new onlinne catalog system.
Theater review: “The Ballad of Black Jack” charming, but not a history lesson.
There certainly are strong performances in this year’s show
August 11, 2006
Thursday night included a few jitters, but that’s to be expected of most community productions.
Temperatures return to normal
90s expected through weekend
August 11, 2006
Tired of the recent 100-degree heat? Get ready for temperatures that are more normal for this time of year, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Sedona Staffing receives certification
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B5
Carol Townsend, president and chief executive officer of Sunrise Enterprises Inc., doing business as Sedona Staffing Services in Lawrence, had received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.
Airports on high alert after foiled terror plot
It was sophisticated : it was international in scope’
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
U.S. airport security will be even stiffer today as British security forces continue to hunt for suspects in an alleged terrorist plot to blow up as many as 10 transatlantic jetliners in flight between Great Britain and the United States.
Ready to role
Fine not concerned with numbers
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
After the Kansas University football team selected Derek Fine as one of four team captains, it appeared his role in the offense would increase for 2006.
Look good…feel better
Program helps Lawrence patients tackle chemo with confidence
August 11, 2006 in print edition on D1
About a month ago, Carol Brown found out she had breast cancer. Like many people with the disease, Brown felt like her life was spinning out of control. Suddenly there was chemo, talk of a mastectomy, the fear of losing her hair.
Freshman becomes first male on KU’s Rock Chalk Dance Team
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Tim Flattery didn’t know he was making Kansas University history when he tried out for the traditionally all-female Rock Chalk Dance Team. He simply wanted to dance.
LHS gym expected to be OK for games
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Construction work at Lawrence High School is not expected to affect attendance at this season’s basketball games.
Red Dog’ gets top-dog billing as health hero
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
Standing in a light summer drizzle, Don “Red Dog” Gardner put up his megaphone. His eyes welled up as hundreds of well-wishers waited.
Terminally ill teen travels, makes most out of life
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B4
Ask anyone who has met her and even some who haven’t, and they’ll tell you Dannielle Breeze is a special young woman.
Celebrities add star power to fragrances
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A2
A skin-deep brush with fame is now just a spritz away. You can douse yourself with eau de Britney, Paris or JLo, as stars jump on the lucrative fragrance bandwagon by creating their signature scent.
Old-fashioned fair in 99th year
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
More than the famous homemade fruit pies, served all three days at the 99th Vinland Fair, draws a crowd to this rural Douglas County celebration.
Nuss offers apology at hearing
State Supreme Court judge admits ‘mistakes’ during school finance discussion
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss says he wanted to have lunch with an old friend to try to ease tensions between the Legislature and court.
Researchers say dieting moms make children too body-conscious
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A8
Mom’s dieting habits can have a bad influence on the children. Some research indicates youngsters learn attitudes about dieting through observation. For some youngsters, that might mean an unhealthy fixation on body image, experts warn.
Wichita firm faces charges for hiring illegal immigrants
Indictment says company helped buy false ID documents
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B5
A Wichita manufacturing company, its owner and two top managers were charged Thursday with knowingly hiring illegal immigrants and helping them obtain fraudulent documents, authorities said.
Father, son document autism
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
David and Taylor Crowe just can’t sit still. Whenever the father and son have a spare moment, they are always doing something productive.
Ant attack
Heat drives homeowners buggy
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
Millions of ants have invaded just about every home and yard in our neighborhood in the past several weeks. We’ve never seen anything like this, and the usual bug sprays and bait traps only seem to work for a day or two before the bugs come back. What can we do?
Cardinals escape with series split
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C4
Bronson Arroyo got braids in his hair, hoping to end a long slump and a big series in style. The new hairdo didn’t do a thing.
Jays’ Lilly tames Twins
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C4
The Toronto Blue Jays started a 10-game trip a couple of weeks ago, lost eight times and fell well back in the AL wild-card race.
Raiders open with tight triumph
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
Scott Heitshusen tossed a complete-game four-hitter, and his teammates scratched out just enough offense as the Lawrence Raiders eked out a 2-1 victory against Minot (N.D.) on Thursday in the opening round of the American Legion Central Plains Regional.
Gold maintains big lead at World Series’ final table
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
Jamie Gold continued his reign over the final table of the World Series of Poker late Thursday, busting out his third opponent of the night and amassing more than half the chips in play with just four players standing between him and the $12 million top prize.
Yankees’ Pavano makes rehab start
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C5
New York Yankees pitcher Carl Pavano threw 22â3 innings Thursday night in his first rehabilitation start since surgery in May for a bone chip above his right elbow.
Twins hopeful Liriano will return this season
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Twins are optimistic, but not totally confident, that injured left-hander Francisco Liriano will return this season.
Protest to encircle White House
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A7
The nation’s capital is becoming a stage where passions on both sides of the Israel-Lebanon conflict are being played out with a series of protests, vigils and rallies in Washington in recent weeks, with more to come.
Israel warns Beirut residents to leave
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A7
Israel warned Beirut’s residents Thursday that it plans to expand airstrikes against the city as the military pressed its offensive deeper inside Lebanon, moving tanks into the southern town of Marjayoun and striking a lighthouse in West Beirut in the first attack against the heart of the capital since July 15.
U.S., France reach tentative cease-fire resolution
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A7
The United States and France reached a tentative agreement Thursday evening on a U.N. Security Council resolution that calls for a cease-fire in Lebanon and the gradual withdrawal of Israeli troops, diplomats from three nations said.
There’s work for new commissioner
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C2
The NFL has selected a new commissioner. Sadly, it’s not Mayo Shattuck III. He was my choice of the five finalists, because he’s named Mayo Shattuck III. It’s odd, catchy and would have been the best commissioner name since Ford Frick.
More sex charges filed against police sergeant
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A5
A police sergeant accused of raping four women since 2002 was charged in a grand jury indictment unsealed Thursday with 35 counts, including multiple attacks on three of the victims.
Jurors recommend death for truck driver
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A5
A jury on Thursday recommended the death penalty for a former truck driver convicted in the slayings of four women whose mutilated bodies were dumped across California in the 1990s.
6 of 11 missing students in custody after arrests
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A5
Six of the 11 Egyptian exchange students who recently entered the United States and failed to show up for their college program were in custody Thursday after three more were arrested, officials said.
Paratroopers say they saw ex-contractor assault detainee
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A5
Several Army paratroopers testified Thursday they saw an ex-CIA contractor beat an Afghan detainee during a 2003 interrogation about rocket attacks on a remote base.
Suspect charged with arson in fatal fire
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
A Topeka man was charged Thursday with setting a fire that destroyed a four-unit apartment building and killed one tenant.
On the record
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
Liquid explosive needs no detonator
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A4
It’s nicknamed the “Mother of Satan” explosive, it’s made from a mixture of readily available and easily concealed liquids, and it’s the main reason travelers have been barred from bringing all liquids and gels - from water to shampoo - on airplanes.
U.S. envoy appeals for release of blind activist
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
A senior U.S. diplomat said she appealed to Chinese officials Thursday to release a blind activist who was jailed after recording complaints from villagers about forced abortions.
Fight on airplane sparks hijacking scare
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
A fight between a passenger and flight attendants on a Qatar Airways plane sparked a hijacking scare Thursday, prompting the plane to return to Amman on a day of tensions on flights after a foiled terror plot in Britain.
Roadside bomb kills man, grandson
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
Militants detonated a roadside bomb Thursday, killing a man and his grandson selling vegetables in eastern Afghanistan.
Chavez says Castro is in ‘great battle for life’
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
President Hugo Chavez said Thursday his close friend and ally Fidel Castro is in a “great battle for life,” but he also expressed optimism about the 79-year-old Cuban leader’s recovery.
Death toll mounts as strongest typhoon in 50 years hits China
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
The most powerful typhoon to hit China in five decades raged across its southeastern coast Thursday, claiming at least 111 lives as it capsized ships, destroyed buildings and forced 1.5 million people from their homes.
Israel orders border closed just hours after opening it
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
Israel ordered the Gaza-Egypt border crossing closed just hours after it was partially opened for the first time in weeks, European Union and Palestinian officials said Thursday.
Former POW in Iraq signs book deal
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
Former Iraq prisoner of war Shoshana Johnson has signed a deal to write a book about her life and 22 days of captivity after she and five other members of her Fort Bliss unit were captured early in the war.
Manning solid; Rams edge Colts
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C6
Indianapolis opened its preseason Thursday with a successful onside kick by Adam Vinatieri, and Peyton Manning quickly made the most of his brief appearance by throwing a touchdown pass in the Colts’ 19-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams.
Chiefs sign Smoker to solve QB shortage
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Kansas City Chiefs, riddled by nagging injuries in the offensive backfield, agreed to terms of a two-year contract with former Michigan State quarterback Jeff Smoker.
Deficit running 20.8 percent below last year
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
The federal deficit through July is running well below last year’s pace, helped by strong growth in revenues, the Treasury Department reported Thursday.
9 charged in worldwide sex-trafficking ring
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
Authorities said nine people were arrested Thursday as investigators broke an international sex-trafficking ring that smuggled Asian women into the U.S. in shipping containers.
Attorney says suspects face discrimination
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
Attorneys for two Arab-American college students accused of supporting terrorism through the sale of mobile phones said their clients were victims of discrimination, while authorities charged them Thursday with an additional felony.
Two more foreign oil workers taken hostage
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
Gunmen in military fatigues seized two foreign oil workers in southern Nigeria early Thursday, the latest violence targeting the petroleum industry in Africa’s largest producer, authorities said.
Salmon fishing declared economic disaster
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez on Thursday declared commercial salmon fishing a failure off Oregon and California this year, enabling the states to seek federal aid.
States shirk order for quality teachers
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
Most states have shirked the law by failing to ensure that poor and minority students get their fair share of qualified teachers, a new analysis contends.
Suspect in Jewish center shootings tries to plead guilty
Attorney to discuss consequences with client
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
Accused Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle shooter Naveed Haq attempted to plead guilty Thursday to nine felonies, including a charge of aggravated first-degree murder that could bring the death penalty.
Pump Patrol
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
O-negative, O-positive sought at blood drive
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence and area residents can donate blood today during a drive at the Community Blood Center.
Former CLO employee pleads guilty to abuse
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
A former Lawrence group-home worker pleaded guilty Thursday to abusing a mentally disabled client.
Donations roll in for school supplies
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
ECKAN’s telephone rang off the proverbial hook Thursday as Lawrence-area residents called in with offers to help buy school supplies for needy children.
Hospital has raised 75 percent of goal
More donors sought to finance LMH expansion
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Memorial Hospital leaders have raised nearly 75 percent of their $8 million goal to finance a major expansion of the hospital. Soon, fundraisers will begin casting a wider net.
Jury convicts suspect in couple’s killings
Man lost plea bargain after refusing to testify against two co-defendants
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B5
A man who lost his plea bargain deal when he refused to testify against his cousin and another co-defendant has been convicted of first-degree murder charges in the killing a St. Joseph couple.
Heat claims another life in Oklahoma
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
Oklahoma’s fatal heat wave added to its toll as people across the state looked for ways to cope during another day of triple-digit heat.
Kansans get sneak peek of underground salt mine tour
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
Ruth McNish made no qualms about being claustrophobic. Huddled with a dozen other senior citizens in an elevator dropping 50 stories in 80 seconds, McNish asked if her friend, 89-year-old Winnie Barker of Clay Center, really had to go into the underground salt mine.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 11, 1906: “Every day, complaints come to the World office about the scarcity of houses here. Of course a somewhat increased demand is expected this time of year but the 1906 rush is unparalleled.
Visual treat
Take a little time to enjoy a city-produced beauty spot at Sixth Street and Rockledge Road.
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B8
The recent heat wave has had an undesirable impact on a city-created landscaping site on the southeast corner of Sixth Street and Rockledge Road, but the plot’s decorative grasses and floral coloring still are amazingly resilient.
Full investigation
The handling of a case involving two abused girls in Wichita demands a full investigation.
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B8
State officials should vigorously review events leading up to the discovery of two girls found starving and dehydrated in the basement of their Wichita home last month.
Safety worth some inconvenience
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B8
Well, that was close. Wednesday morning, I flew home out of London’s Heathrow airport. Thursday morning, British authorities announced they had broken up a terrorist plot to blow up U.S.-bound flights out of Heathrow using bombs in carry-on bags.
LMH nurse attends educational course
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
Dorothy Kurtz, clinical coordinator for skilled nursing, rehabilitation and palliative care at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, recently attended a three-day course on end-of-life care in Kansas City, Mo.
Rep. Ryun plans Lawrence visit
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Kan., will be in Lawrence next week to meet with constituents in Lawrence at the UPS Store, 3514 Clinton Parkway, Suite A.
Commodities
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
Local card sharks strut their stuff
Jensen leads solid showing by trio of players at World Series of Poker
August 11, 2006
Kansas may have a conservative reputation, but a few locals love to gamble. Three men with Lawrence ties participated in this year’s World Series of Poker at the Rio hotel and casino in Las Vegas.
Stocks up despite terror arrests
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
Wall Street withstood the news of a terror plot targeting commercial airlines, with stocks moving higher Thursday on strong corporate earnings reports and a sharp drop in oil prices.
State cracks down on worker misclassification
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
The state has started investigating businesses that have been accused of misclassifying their employees for the purpose of avoiding the payment of taxes and other costs.
Fine competitors
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B9
To the editor: I was saddened to read the obituary of Rod Taylor: good student, good citizen and Lawrence High football All-American.
Tax exemption
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B9
To he editor: I would like to support Eva Edmands who, in her fine letter to the editor (Aug. 7), opposes an increase in sales taxes and advocates that food be exempted from state sales taxes altogether.
Fair evaluation
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B9
To the editor: I find the comments regarding the future of Education Commissioner Bob Corkins’ employment, made by State Board of Education member Bill Wagnon, arrogant and offensive. (“He’s an at-will employee of the board. When he loses six votes, he’s unemployed.” Journal-World, Aug. 9.)
Sprint Nextel agrees to $29 million settlement
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B10
Sprint Nextel Corp. has agreed to pay almost $29 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by current and former employees who claim their retirement accounts were degraded by being tied to the company’s stock.
Horoscopes
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
For Friday, Aug. 11
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B8
Achievement Place was given nearly $3,200 as the proceeds from the Lawrence Charity Horse Show of 1966.
American schools need innovation, accountability
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B9
I stumbled last week into two of the more interesting conversations I’ve had on education. With the school year beginning and debate revving over President Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act, these talks struck me as getting down to the rub about our future. Without better schools, we’re sunk.
Rock Star’ outwits, outplays ‘American Idol’
August 11, 2006 in print edition on D1
Thousands of wannabe stars embarked on the initial leg of auditions this week for the sixth season of “American Idol.”
Scoop’ showcases old-fashioned, unfunny Allen
August 11, 2006 in print edition on D1
For all of you - OK, all of us - who wish and wish for an old-fashioned Woody Allen movie, here it is: “Scoop.” It’s a tired, thin, almost laughless reminder of the earlier Allen.
Cincinnati’s Griffey still ‘The Kid’
Once baseball’s most complete player, Junior now integral to Reds’ pennant aspirations
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C5
It’s summertime, the start of school is still a few weeks away, and the Cincinnati Reds’ clubhouse is filling up with kids, lucky kids whose fathers are big league ballplayers.
People in the news
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Jack Black to host 2006 MTV Music Video Awards ¢ ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ actor files for divorce in L.A. ¢ Carmen Electra files for divorce from Dave Navarro ¢ ‘Survivor’ winner finding life in prison difficult ¢ McConaughey’s car auctioned for $61K for hurricane relief
Scientists find cells that get rid of Alzheimer’s gunk
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A8
Scientists have discovered molecular janitors that clear away a sticky gunk blamed for Alzheimer’s disease - until they get old and quit sweeping.
Massachusetts study shows even some infants are too fat
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A8
Chubby cheeks and dimpled thighs have long been a mother’s proof of a healthy, well-fed baby. But those roly-poly infants now may be a sign of something much different: America’s problem with weight.
Wedding couples hope for safe arrivals
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
Justin Whitney is battling mice in his kitchen, checking in on his friend’s hours-old baby and studying for the Employment Law final he’ll be taking Saturday morning - just a few hours before he’ll get married to Jill Richter.
Sweeping changes
Newcomer Shealy caps Royals’ rally
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C5
One of the major leagues’ finest pitchers sent researchers scrambling through the archives Thursday night trying to figure out if anybody had ever allowed so many extra-base hits.
Lawrence travelers see elevated security
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
When she has a flight to catch, Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson tries to be at the airport 90 minutes ahead of time. Thursday was different.
Bond for Clarett set at $5 million
Prosecutor: Running back ‘a threat’ to the community’
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C2
Maurice Clarett’s bond on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon was set at $5 million Thursday, a day after the former Ohio State running back was arrested following a chase with police and four loaded guns were found in his sport utility vehicle.
Kaun thrilled about sampling home cookin’
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
Tired and cramped after sitting on three airplanes for a total of 16 hours, Sasha Kaun felt rejuvenated after catching a glimpse of his mother eagerly awaiting his arrival June 16 at Tomsk Airport in western Siberia.
Blind guide gives visitors a Capitol tour
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
Stacy Cervenka often leads tourists from Kansas through the crowded halls of the Capitol, pointing out presidential busts, historic paintings and details in the huge dome that arches over their heads.
Americans not shocked by alleged terror plot
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A4
Faced with Britain’s announcement of a foiled terrorist plot to bomb passenger jets bound from the United Kingdom to the U.S., Americans’ reactions Thursday ranged from the unflinching to the unnerved.
Woodling: Cream will rise to the top
August 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
If this is August, then as sure as shoulder pads countless football coaches have already uttered this classic preseason pronouncement: “I think the league is more balanced from top to bottom than it’s ever been.”
BP signs deal for new pipeline to repair Prudhoe Bay oil field
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
BP said Thursday it had signed two major deals to supply new pipe for approximately 10 of the 16 miles of an Alaskan oil pipeline it was forced to begin shutting down early this week.
Sitcom elements help ‘Kumar’ show
August 11, 2006 in print edition on A2
A funny hybrid of sitcom and talk show, “The Kumars at No. 42” (8 p.m., BBC America) welcomes celebrity guests from both sides of the Atlantic.
Even thwarted attack has significant impact
August 11, 2006 in print edition on B8
Here in Europe, people woke Thursday to the gradually unfolding news that police had thwarted a terrorist plot to plant explosive devices aboard flights from London’s Heathrow airport to the United States.