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Suspects in stolen car lead police chase
August 14, 2006
Police arrested a Topeka man Monday night after he fled a stolen truck he was driving near 22nd and Louisiana streets.
One captured, one escapes in police chase
Officer pursues suspect on foot
August 14, 2006
The officer in pursuit of the truck then got out of his car without putting it into park, chasing the driver. His patrol car then rolled through a nearby privacy fence.
Library to reopen at noon tomorrow
August 14, 2006
Due to problems in loading all of the necessary files in the new catalog and circulation system, the Lawrence Public Library will reopen at noon Tuesday rather than the originally-posted time of 9 a.m. If additional problems are encountered, the opening of the library may be delayed until later in the day.
6News Now for Aug. 14
August 14, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Journal-World, new business cater to the growing Latino population, researchers say they don’t have enough DNA to know just who is buried in a Lawrence grave plot from more than a century ago, and a look at what new KU students can do to get along with their roommates if things aren’t working out.
Identity of train victim released
Police name person struck by UP train Saturday
August 14, 2006
Autopsy results pending
New Jayhawks settle in
Annual migration brings 5,000 students to dorms
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A1
Sweating, they hauled boxes, stereos, milk crates and mini-fridges, trying to make innocuous cookie-cutter rooms feel a bit like home. Welcome to Lawrence, parents. Students, nice to see you, too.
Bad blood’
Documentary to explore history of Border War
August 14, 2006 in print edition on D1
For the record, Pam Reichart thinks slavery was bad, just like pretty much every American who doesn’t attend meetings that require white hoods.
Landlord-tenant mediator charged with violating city’s housing code
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
A city employee who works with landlords and tenants to resolve disputes is being prosecuted in Municipal Court for operating run-down rental properties.
Running bare
Local runner shuns shoes
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C6
As a response to injuries he suffered from the repeated pounding of running, Scott Petry starting looking into shoe technology in hopes he’d stumble across better kicks that would, in turn, lead to painfree runs.
Grocery stores adding Hispanic flavor to city
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A1
The aisles in Jesse Zuniga’s store are packed with items including chicharrones (pork rinds), paletas (popsicles), and sacks full of corn husks used for making tamales.
KU alumna crafts first novel with themes of Civil War, frontier
August 14, 2006 in print edition on D1
Lora Reiter isn’t a fan of historical fiction. “It is not a genre I read,” she says.
Citizenship rules may hurt poor children, advocates say
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
New federal rules requiring Medicaid recipients to document that they are U.S. citizens may decrease health care for low-income children who are citizens, child advocates say.
Kansas awaits NCAA fate
Jayhawks make case; formal response still 5-7 weeks away
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s was the lone voice - carefully crafted and, perhaps, humorously prophetic.
KU makes case to NCAA
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A1
It’s all over now except for the waiting.
Astronomers are struggling to refine definition of ‘planet’
Pluto in danger of losing planetary designation
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B8
Our solar system is suffering an identity crisis. For decades, it has consisted of nine planets, even as scientists debated whether Pluto really belonged. Then the recent discovery of an object larger and farther away than Pluto threatened to throw this slice of the cosmos into chaos.
Into Africa: Doctors prepare for mission
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence ear, nose and throat surgeon Steve Segebrecht saw more than 60 patients in one day during his July 2005 medical mission to Kenya.
Allen hopes less is more
Ballyhooed KU defensive end ‘lean, mean’
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C1
Now that Kansas University football fans can expect to see more of The Next Great Thing, there’s less of The Next Great Thing to see.
Lawrence City Commission agenda
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B2
Review of LMH expansion plan on tap
School districts spent millions to sue state
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B2
Kansas school districts have given more than $3 million to a nonprofit organization that funded a lawsuit against the state for more education funding, but it is unclear how the money was spent.
Big Brothers Big Sisters needs volunteers
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B2
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County is looking for volunteers who want to make a difference in the life of a child. Volunteers spend 30 minutes to four hours once a week with a child, depending on the program in which they are enrolled.
On the record
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B2
Critics say SRS may leave children in dangerous homes
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B3
The state’s child protection agency has become too concerned with keeping families together, even if it means children are being harmed, critics of the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services say.
Lawrence man charged for cocaine possession
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B3
A Lawrence man has been charged in federal court with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, U.S. Atty. Eric Melgren announced last week.
Commission to discuss safety of intersection
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B3
The city’s Traffic Safety Commission will discuss ways to improve safety at the intersection of 11th Street and Haskell Avenue at its meeting tonight.
Lefty vexes Cards
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C4
Paul Maholm pitched 62â3 shutout innings, Jason Bay and Joe Randa hit consecutive homers, and the last-place Pittsburgh Pirates finished off a three-game sweep of division leader St. Louis, beating the Cardinals, 7-0, Sunday.
Garcia helps Chisox sweep
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C4
Freddy Garcia won for the first time in six weeks, Alex Cintron drove in three runs, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers, 7-3, Sunday to complete a three-game sweep and move within 51â2 games of the AL Central leaders.
Anthony guides U.S. over Lithuania
Denver forward shows no ill effects of knee injury
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C2
Good news for the United States as the world championships approach: Carmelo Anthony is at full strength, and the team is playing tough defense.
Alcatraz to add sound of the slammer
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
Criminals once rotted inside “The Rock,” the Alcatraz Island prison in San Francisco Bay that is now a popular tourist attraction run by the National Park Service.
Polygamist’s daughter on ‘most wanted’ list
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
Houston’s FBI office has placed the fugitive daughter of a deceased Utah polygamist on the agency’s “most wanted” list after getting a tip about the woman from a relative in prison.
Separated twins’ conditions upgraded
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
Doctors upgraded the condition of separated conjoined 4-year-old twins Sunday to serious but stable.
Legal groups to Justice Department: Back off
Post-Enron policy allows corporations to avoid paying many legal fees
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
Two legal groups, including the American Bar Assn., are opposing a U.S. Department of Justice policy they say compels companies facing possible indictment to refuse paying legal costs of corporate officers or board members.
Fire kills 4 in crowded Indiana house
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
A fire killed four people early Sunday in a two-story house where about a dozen people lived in makeshift rooms, some of them bedding down in closets, the state fire marshal said.
U.S. reporter details abduction, captivity in Iraq
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
At one of the most desperate moments of her captivity in Iraq, fearing she was about to be beheaded, reporter Jill Carroll pleaded with one of her captors for a quick death by pistol, saying: “I don’t want the knife.”
Disruptions continue at British airports
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A7
Authorities warned Britons to remain vigilant on Sunday, saying that 24 separate terrorism probes under way showed they could still be in the crosshairs of Islamic militants even after security forces foiled an alleged plot to bring down packed planes heading to the United States.
Plans to protect schools announced
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Afghan officials say they have plans to thwart attacks on schools, which have killed 41 students and teachers and destroyed more than 140 schools in the last year.
Anniversary of worst terror strike marked
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Survivors of the 1998 car bombing of Omagh, the deadliest terror strike in the history of Northern Ireland, laid floral wreaths and observed a minute’s silence Sunday at the spot where 29 people were slain by Irish Republican Army dissidents.
Volcano enters ‘dangerous phase’
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Thousands of people moved to temporary shelters after searing gas and debris raced down the slope of the Mayon volcano in the Philippines over the weekend.
Candidate anticipates long recount battle
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Mexico’s leftist presidential candidate promised on Sunday to maintain protest camps that have paralyzed downtown Mexico City until at least September, unless the nation’s top electoral court orders a total recount in the still-disputed election.
Bill Gates calls development of AIDS vaccine top priority
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Bill and Melinda Gates, whose foundation has contributed $1.9 billion to fight AIDS, said Sunday that the search for HIV prevention drugs that would empower women could be the “next big breakthrough” in combating the disease.
On 80th birthday, Castro warns of long recovery
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Fidel Castro sent Cubans a sober greeting on his 80th birthday Sunday, saying he faces a long recovery from surgery - and warning they should be prepared for “adverse news.” But he encouraged them to be optimistic, saying Cuba “will continue marching on perfectly well.”
Iraq Blasts kill at least 47 in Shiite locale
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Car bombs and a rocket barrage struck a crowded predominantly Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad late Sunday, killing at least 47 people and wounding at least 148, authorities said.
Violence surges ahead of today’s Mideast cease-fire
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
By air and on land, Israeli forces and Hezbollah fighters battled fiercely Sunday in a last-minute surge of bloodletting before an official cease-fire went into effect this morning.
UTEP passes on Jankovich, taps Barbee
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C1
University of Memphis assistant basketball coach Tony Barbee will today be named Doc Sadler’s replacement as head coach at UTEP.
Raiders advance to finals
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Lawrence Raiders are one victory away from a trip to the American Legion World Series.
Texans tickled with victory
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C3
Preseason games don’t count in the standings, but after what the Houston Texans went through last season, any win is cause for celebration.
Descendants of Henry Leavenworth celebrate shared history at reunion
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B8
These people went to Leavenworth to spend a little time, not behind bars, but with each other.
Plan ahead to deal with new travel restrictions
August 14, 2006 in print edition on D1
For many Americans, boarding an airplane is stressful enough under normal circumstances.
China bans foreign cartoons from prime time TV
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A2
D’oh! China has banished Homer Simpson, Pokemon and Mickey Mouse from prime time.
People in the news
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Billy Joel does Joel ¢ Lt. Dan Band jams ¢ Novelist’s son killed ¢ Happy to be a bachelor
Talladega Nights’ keeps lead over competition
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A2
The Will Ferrell comedy “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” raced ahead of the competition to remain the box office champ for a second weekend with $23 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates released Sunday.
Oh so close to 11th bracelet
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C8
Just before writing this, I played for 21 hours straight in the last World Series of Poker (WSOP) event of 2006. We began the one-day event with more than 400 players at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, and it is now - as I write this - 7:40 a.m. on Thursday. I had a fantastic chance to shock the poker world and win my 11th WSOP bracelet - which would have given me the record for the most bracelets (Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson also have 10).
Tirico hopes to disappear during MNF debut
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C8
Mike Tirico is about to make his “Monday Night Football” debut, and the play-by-play announcer hopes he doesn’t grab fans’ attention.
Raiders want to make Moss matter
Receiver has made surprisingly little impact, on or off the field, since last leaving the Metrodome
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C2
Tonight is an anticlimatic homecoming for Randy Moss. Traded by the Vikings for all his naughty transgressions, he returns to Minnesota not even in the running for the NFL’s bad boy receiver title.
Redskins’ Portis hurts shoulder
Running back injured on first series of loss to Bengals
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C8
One series into its first preseason game, the Washington Redskins’ revamped offense took a significant jolt.
Churches are losing billions to fraud
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A1
Randall W. Harding sang in the choir at Crossroads Christian Church in Corona, Calif., and donated part of his conspicuous wealth to its ministries.
New travel rules begin
Some restrictions eased; shoe removal required for checks
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A1
Air travelers were handed new rules Sunday, given permission to carry small amounts of liquid nonprescription medicine onto a plane and instructed to remove their shoes during security checks.
Marlins skipper dodges the axe
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C5
Florida rookie skipper Joe Girardi is a serious Manager of the Year candidate. He also might have been a serious candidate to be sacked last week.
Tribe hammers Hudson early
Hafner ties salami record
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C5
As a youngster, Travis Hafner was a Don Mattingly fan. Now, he’s matched his grand slam record.
Available catchers lead position transformaton
Eleven could hit more than 10 homers - and a few may be free agents
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C5
This spring, just about every so-called fantasy baseball expert said major league catchers were a futile group. Punt at the position, they advised. Drafting anyone not named Mauer or Martinez will cause excessive heartache, they declared.
Extra police hit the road to catch drunken drivers
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
It will be an especially bad idea to drink and drive in Lawrence in coming weeks.
Laundry of the future
Washers, dryers air messages to PCs, televisions, phones
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A8
The technology behind cleaning clothes has spun through more than a few cycles during the last century, from clunky hand-cranked machines to today’s gleaming appliances that can detect a load’s size and even how much grime is ground into the fabric.
Pinnacle Technology to mix with LTA
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A8
A grand opening event for Pinnacle Technology also will serve as the fall mixer for the Lawrence Technology Assn.
Lawrence resident elected as director
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A8
David Ice, Lawrence, has been elected director of District 6 of the Manufacturers’ Agents National Assn., an organization with 23,000 independent sales and marketing entrepreneurs and their principals in the United States and Canada.
Multiple office relationships? This employee must be joking
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A8
Q: I seem to have the recurring problem that the only women who are attracted to me are my co-workers. Apparently I’m sexy only at work. I can replace jobs more easily than I can replace women, but not if I get fired.
Bad column
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: It’s rather telling that most of the folks who have their shorts in a wad over Joe Lieberman’s Democratic primary loss in Connecticut are conservative commentators, members of the GOP and White House officials.
Board change
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Regarding Mr. Reed’s letter of Aug. 11: Again, the sleeping voters of Kansas awoke and overturned the “conservative” majority of the State Board of Education. We will not slumber again.
Park support
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: On Aug. 23 the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission will hold a meeting. One of the agenda items is a request to annex and rezone a tract of 20.08 acres.
KU’s priorities?
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: If the articles in this paper are accurate, I guess our priorities are clear. The leadership at Kansas University chooses not to appeal a negative evaluation of an attractive grant - a grant that supposedly was to help bring jobs and prestige to Kansas.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 14, 1906: “The farm laborer who created excitement by buying things on credit for his wedding and then skipping out was back in town, presented a $20 check for a pair of shoes, took the change and has not been seen, since the checks he wrote are without funds.
Minuteman Press receives awards
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A8
Dee Bisel, owner of Minuteman Press, and her staff received the 100 Ten Star Gold Achievement Award for outstanding sales, along with a Top Achievement in Marketing award, during the Minuteman Press International Convention, which was Aug. 2-6 in Las Vegas.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B6
Housing facilities for Kansas University students were expected to be adequate the coming fall even though enrollment was expected to rise again.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B6
A recently approved law tightening loan eligibility requirements and raising interest rates was spurring Kansas University students to apply for federal loans at a record rate before the restrictions could take effect.
Just go home!
Remember that old warning about nothing good happening after midnight? It is on the mark.
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B6
Six people are shot, and two of them die, in an altercation in Kansas City. Two young men are killed after a Wornall Road party. Topeka has had a rash of shootings, and Lawrence has seen too much gunfire in locales such as Redbud Lane and downtown.
Fire chief prepares plan to replace aging trucks
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
Ah, fire trucks: The bright, shiny - and once again red - machines are what little boys’ dreams are made of.
Q&A with Ken Bob Saxton, barefoot-running pioneer
August 14, 2006
Plot underscores Europe’s vulnerability to extremism
August 14, 2006 in print edition on A7
Britain’s struggle to contain Muslim extremism points up a chilling trend across Europe: the rise of radical Islam, and with it, a willingness among a small but dangerous minority of young people to answer the call to jihad.
Events calendar
August 14, 2006
Keegan: World will miss Auker
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C1
It’s not easy on the nerves, eulogizing a friend and wise personal adviser, especially one taken before his time.
Weeds’ still one joke over the line
August 14, 2006 in print edition on D2
“Weeds” (9 p.m., Showtime) returns for a second season with Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) forced to decide between her flourishing marijuana business and her budding romance with her new boyfriend (Martin Donovan), who just happens to be an agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Rec calendar
August 14, 2006 in print edition on C6
World becoming self-satirizing
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B7
Satire is my favorite form of humor. In the hands of its most deft practitioners, it makes the ridiculous so plain, the idiotic so obvious, that you cannot help but laugh.
Artificial enhancements not just for athletes
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B6
How could Floyd Landis do this? Just a week after his victory in the Tour de France - with a damaged hip, no less - he was found to have had abnormally high levels of testosterone in his bloodstream.
Canoes follow rhythms of Canada, life
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B6
It is that special time of day, in that special time of year, when the air is quiet, the water is cool, the lake is still and the conditions are perfect, in this perfect place, for reflection. That’s what lakes, and vacations, and canoes, are for.
Horoscopes
August 14, 2006 in print edition on B5
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