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Pharmacy under investigation; Medicaid division searches building
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline’s office is investigating operations at an Oskaloosa pharmacy.
City gateway taking shape
Plan calls for one big, several smaller shops
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A1
The new commercial area expected to be Lawrence’s western gateway for years to come is beginning to take shape.
Two injured in rollover
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
Two people suffered injuries Friday afternoon in an accident that tipped a car in the Oread Neighborhood.
KU prof awarded $638K NASA grant
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
You can’t protect the environment if you don’t know accurately what is happening to it, Kansas University professor Costas Tsatsoulis said.
Raiders fall 14-4 to Milton
August 19, 2006
In their first game of the American Legion World Series, the Lawrence Raiders fell to Milton, Massachusetts 14-4 late Friday night in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Poulter stylish, still in hunt
August 19, 2006 in print edition on C7
The Kinks would have loved Ian Poulter. He’s golf’s “Dedicated Follower of Fashion.”
Yankees take two in Boston
August 19, 2006 in print edition on C4
Derek Jeter hit a bases-clearing double in New York’s seven-run seventh inning as the Yankees rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox, 14-11, and complete a sweep of Friday’s day-night doubleheader.
Drug testing in golf? Norman says yes
August 19, 2006 in print edition on C2
There are a decent number of people who wish Greg Norman would go away, even when he’s already far, far away.
Ohio State tops AP football poll
Notre Dame second, Texas third, Oklahoma 10th
August 19, 2006 in print edition on C2
When Troy Smith, Ted Ginn Jr. and the rest of Ohio State’s blazing Buckeyes were last seen on a big stage, they were whizzing around Sun Devil Stadium at warp speed.
KU football notebook
August 19, 2006 in print edition on C3
Jake Schermer’s rise to first-team linebacker might have been the least expected, considering hype surrounding Mike Rivera, Joe Mortensen, James Holt and Brandon Duncan in recent months.
Ex-Jayhawk Pollard signs with Cavaliers
August 19, 2006 in print edition on C1
Scot Pollard is taking his blue-collar work ethic and rugged style of play to his fourth NBA team.
New faces at top
PGA Championship still wide open
August 19, 2006 in print edition on C1
Atop the leaderboard for the first time in a major, Luke Donald sat before a room of reporters when he heard cheers a quarter-mile away from the 18th green at Medinah Country Club.
Keegan: Sharp reason to smile
August 19, 2006 in print edition on C1
A crowd nervous over the mounting injuries to a young defense already learning on the fly needed something to lift the spirits at Friday afternoon’s open-to-the-public football practice. Consider those spirits lifted.
Injuries piling up
RB Quigley ruled out for year
August 19, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s football program has taken multiple blows to the gut in the last two weeks by an injury bug that has ravaged preseason camp.
KU’s School of Business ranked 51st in magazine
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
Kansas University’s School of Business moved up on the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Undergraduate Business Programs” list. The school ranks 51st on a list that includes public and private institutions.
Injury wreck was man’s second accident
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
A 35-year-old Ottawa man remained in serious condition Friday after his truck struck a tree Thursday night on U.S. Highway 59 about 11 miles south of Lawrence.
Psychologist who helped develop Prozac dies
John Feighner earned two degrees from KU
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
A prominent California psychologist who earned two degrees from Kansas University and helped develop Prozac and other antidepressants died this week.
Storm leaves damage in path
Farm, sorority house hardest hit as severe weather moves through area
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
Maurice Woolsoncroft doesn’t know whether it was a tornado, microburst or just high winds, but it sure jarred him awake and out of bed in a hurry early Friday.
Man accused of molestation explores plea deal
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
A Lawrence man accused of molesting a young female acquaintance has agreed to postpone his arraignment while plea negotiations with prosecutors continue.
On the record
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
China’s death toll from typhoon increases
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A7
The death toll from Typhoon Saomai, the strongest storm to hit China in more than five decades, jumped to 436 after more than 100 new deaths were confirmed in the country’s east, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
Court strips Pinochet’s corruption immunity
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A7
Chile’s Supreme Court voted Friday to strip Gen. Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution, an official said, allowing him to be tried on corruption charges for his once-secret multimillion-dollar overseas bank accounts.
Nuss gets off with warning over school finance talk
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A1
An ethics complaint against Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss over his brief discussion about school finance with two senators resulted Friday in a warning from a state commission but no recommendation that he be punished further.
Experts warn volcano poised for new explosion
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A7
Rescuers on Friday searched for 30 people missing after the devastating explosion of a volcano killed at least one person and forced tens of thousands to flee. The volcano appeared poised for a new eruption.
Two more arrests made in border killings
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A7
Two more Mexican men were in custody Friday in El Paso, Texas, for possible involvement in the killings of women during the past decade in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexican and U.S. law enforcement officials said.
Raul Castro hints at interest in dialogue with U.S.
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A7
In his first public comments as Cuba’s acting president, Raul Castro hinted Friday that he is ready for dialogue with Washington - using typical Havana rhetoric with words that nevertheless bolstered speculation about a post-Fidel turn to pragmatism.
Mass burials begin in village
On Muslim holy day, families mourn victims of bombing at Qana
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A7
In Lebanon, the village of Qana has become a symbol of death.
Hezbollah claims to block Israeli raid
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A7
Hezbollah said its guerrillas foiled an Israeli commando raid early today west of their stronghold of Baalbek deep inside Lebanon.
Report: Marines withheld Haditha evidence
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A7
U.S. Marines being investigated in the killings last fall in Haditha of two dozen Iraqis, most if not all of them civilians, appear to have destroyed or withheld evidence, The New York Times reported Friday.
Baghdad vehicle ban in effect during Shiite festival
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A7
The Iraqi government Friday imposed a two-day vehicle ban in the capital, an effort to avoid bloodshed during a major Shiite festival this weekend.
Two women, one pregnant, shot to death in car in Kansas City
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B5
Police say two women, one seven months pregnant, died in a drug-related shooting when someone fired 10 to 15 shots into their parked car on a midtown Kansas City street.
Sextuplets start academic career
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B3
Of the 11 children in Kathy Kirby’s afternoon preschool class at Norwich Elementary School, six share a last name - and a birth date, and a mom and dad.
Hot chocolate no treat for stuck factory worker
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A8
An ordinary night’s work at the chocolate company turned dangerous for Donovan Garcia early Friday when he fell into a vat of the molten goo and was trapped for more than two hours.
Ford to cut production
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B4
Ford announced its largest production cuts in more than 20 years on Friday, blaming high gasoline prices for pushing many customers away from its pickups and SUVs and toward higher-mileage models.
No labor violations found at iPod factory
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A7
Apple Computer Inc. investigated claims of poor conditions at a Chinese iPod factory and found no forced labor but said some workers exceeded the company’s limits on hours and days to be worked.
Bears’ ‘D’ stymies San Diego
August 19, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Chicago Bears carried over the tradition they established last year: Score early and often, just not on offense.
Contenders no match for K.C.
Royals sweep two from A’s, continue to frustrate AL’s best
August 19, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Kansas City Royals cooled off the Oakland Athletics rather quickly. Mike Sweeney hit a go-ahead, two-run double in a four-run eighth inning, and the Royals beat the A’s, 5-3, Friday night to complete a doubleheader sweep.
KU in running for Arkansas prep
August 19, 2006 in print edition on C6
James Anderson, a 6-foot-5 small forward from Junction City (Ark.) High, has narrowed his list of prospective colleges to four - Kansas University, Arkansas, Florida and Oklahoma State - with the possibility of adding one additional school to his final list.
KU volleyball team to hold exhibition
August 19, 2006 in print edition on C6
Kansas University’s volleyball team will compete against a group of ex-Jayhawks in tonight’s annual varsity-alumni exhibition match. Game time is 7 p.m. at Horejsi Center. Admission is free.
KU soccer, Drake play to 1-all tie
August 19, 2006 in print edition on C6
Senior midfielder Jessica Kilpatrick scored an unassisted goal, and the Kansas University defense held Drake to just three shots on goal as the Jayhawks and Bulldogs played to a 1-1 tie in exhibition women’s soccer Friday at Drake Stadium.
KU provost elected to foreign relations post
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B3
Kansas University Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Richard Lariviere has been elected to the Council on Foreign Relations, a nongovernmental, nonpartisan think tank on foreign affairs.
Lecompton man injured in motorcycle accident
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B3
A 45-year-old Lecompton man was injured Friday morning when his motorcycle struck a road sign in northwestern Douglas County.
Judge: Exposure case statements can be used
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B3
A judge on Friday denied a motion to suppress statements made to police by a man charged with exposing himself to a 14-year-old girl this spring near a school bus stop in northern Lawrence.
Ex-Kansas legislator tries for California Assembly seat
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A1
Twenty-nine years ago, Michael Glover, a Democratic state representative from Lawrence, gained legendary status by successfully pushing a bill through the Kansas House that drastically reduced the penalties for possession of marijuana.
Libby denied access to some documents
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
A federal judge blocked Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff Friday from using some classified material to help with his defense in the CIA leak case.
Democrats set to revise nominating schedule
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
Upending decades of tradition, Democrats in Chicago are expected today to approve a new presidential nominating calendar that will add further importance to early states and make January 2008 an extremely busy month for politics.
Boeing to shut down cargo plane production
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
Boeing Co. said Friday it would start shutting down production of its cavernous C-17 military cargo plane at its Long Beach plant, marking the possible end of aircraft manufacturing in a region that once dominated the industry.
Judge gets prison term for court exposure
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
A former judge convicted of exposing himself while presiding over jury trials by using a sexual device under his robe was sentenced Friday to four years in prison.
Biggest story in TV is : online
Popularity of video-sharing at YouTube skyrockets
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A2
The fall TV season is about to begin. The push is on from the broadcast networks to tempt you into watching what they spent the past year pounding into shape.
Viruses for meats get FDA approval
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
A mix of bacteria-killing viruses can be safely sprayed on cold cuts, hot dogs and sausages to combat common microbes that kill hundreds of people a year, federal health officials said Friday in granting the first-ever approval of viruses as a food additive.
Bush defends surveillance program
President expects to win appeal of federal judge’s ruling
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush on Friday criticized a federal court ruling that said his warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional, declaring that opponents “do not understand the nature of the world in which we live.”
People in the news
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Hospitalized Ebert gives thumbs up to return to work ¢ Injury brings early end to Manilow’s Vegas show
Seven more professors get Kemper awards
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
Seven more Kansas University professors received W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence on Friday, the second day of the annual event.
Crews open 700 block of Mass. Street
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
The 700 block of Massachusetts Street is fully open as crews wrapped up work early on a portion of a downtown waterline replacement project.
Suspect’s writings under scrutiny
Police wanted JonBenet’s mother to meet with Karr
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A4
Only weeks before her death, police asked JonBenet Ramsey’s mother if she would meet with the man now suspected in her daughter’s slaying - a schoolteacher whose worshipful notes described an obsession with a 6-year-old beauty queen he called “my love, my life.”
Confession doesn’t always mean crime has been solved
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A4
It’s rare, but not unheard of, for some people to confess to notorious crimes they did not commit - and suspicions have been raised that John Mark Karr was one such false confessor.
Cities asked to rethink dog ban
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B8
A number of animal shelters are urging communities in the Kansas City area to reconsider banning pit bulls, instead calling for stronger and better-enforced dangerous-dog laws.
Atlantis crew faces jam-packed mission
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A8
Six astronauts embark on a home improvement project this month. But there’s no chance of a last-minute trip to Home Depot because they’ll be 220 miles from Earth.
Where to write
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B7
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 19, 1906: “People around Springfield, Mo., all seem sympathetic to those who took part in a triple lynching of negro men and there is no luck whatever in getting a jury to serve in the trial of one suspect charged with murder.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
A 1,300-pound brahma bull here for the rodeo section of the Douglas County Fair broke loose and caused considerable concern for quite a while during the morning hours.
Neighbor’s plea
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: It was interesting (also depressing) to see that the new Tenants to Homeowners project in East Lawrence has been given “a unique opportunity for neighbors to know what type of housing would be on the site for years to come.
Track support
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: On behalf of the Free State Track Backers and Lawrence High School cross country and track supporters, we would like to thank the community for their support for the fifth annual Crosstown Unity Run, which was held on Saturday, Aug. 5.
KU access
A new chapter for the artifacts formerly held in Kansas University’s Museum of Anthropology should include plans to provide more public access to the collection.
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
While shifting oversight of the archaeological collections that once were part of Kansas University’s Museum of Anthropology, KU officials shouldn’t overlook opportunities to provide the public more access both to the artifacts and to the historic building in which they are housed.
What will Cuban exiles do after Castro?
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
For some of us, Dec. 26 was the emptiest day of the year. After weeks of anticipation, the calendar moving with glacial speed, the big day - Christmas - had finally arrived in a blaze of tinsel and plastic and wrapping paper. It was, for a child, the closest thing to paradise.
Commodities
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B4
Society calendar
August 19, 2006 in print edition on D5
Around and about
August 19, 2006 in print edition on D3
Scouting news
August 19, 2006 in print edition on D3
Club news
August 19, 2006 in print edition on D3
4-H news
August 19, 2006 in print edition on D3
Cottonwood salutes community
August 19, 2006 in print edition on D4
Cottonwood Inc. would like to raise a glass to those who attended its eighth annual Salute! fundraiser in mid-July.
U.S., Israel suffer major loss
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B7
As soon as the guns fell silent after the war between Hezbollah and Israel, the question was: Who won? The answer is pretty obvious. And so the new question is: How bad is the defeat for our side?
Wal-Mart facing growth woes
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B4
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is fighting battles on multiple fronts after posting its first quarterly profit decline in 10 years, and analysts question whether the retailer can regain the feverish growth rates of its past.
Faith forum: Are we, as humans, really worthy of God’s love?
August 19, 2006 in print edition on D1
¢ Remember who really gave you life ¢ We, as sinners, deserve God’s judgment
Man found innocent in death of Moscow farmer
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B10
A Hugoton man was acquitted in the death last year of a Moscow farmer.
Union Station revives retro diner
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B10
A famous name has returned to Kansas City’s Union Station, where officials hope it will generate more traffic - and revenue - for the restored landmark.
This ‘Mystery Woman’ seems unreal
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A2
Kellie Martin (“ER”) returns to the bookstore as the star of the “Mystery Woman” (8 p.m. today, Hallmark) sleuth series. She’s Samantha Kinsey, who has inherited a bookshop from her uncle.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.71 at several stations around town. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Former official sees little threat from superhighway
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
As the former executive director of North America’s Super Corridor Coalition (NASCO), I want to provide a much more accurate description of Interstate 35 and North America’s Super Corridor Coalition (NASCO) compared to statements made during a recent congressional campaign news conference. (“Proposed NAFTA superhighway a threat to Kansans :,” Journal-World, Aug. 12)
Statewide drought warning urged
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas officials are recommending a statewide drought warning be issued.
Lawrence Datebook
August 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
Mumps cases may increase with KU’s start
August 19, 2006 in print edition on A1
The rate of new mumps cases in Kansas and Douglas County has declined, but state and local medical professionals are wary of saying the end of the monthslong outbreak is near.
Expansion of faith
Celebration Center offers sixth-generation pastor and congregation room to grow
August 19, 2006 in print edition on D1
Tom Brady comes from a century-long line of Kansas pastors, but he was never exactly itching to break into the family business.
Scholars, astronomers aim to end Muslim holiday tradition: confusion
August 19, 2006 in print edition on D8
Kari Ansari recalls getting ready to celebrate one of the most important religious holidays of the year - the end of the monthlong Ramadan fast.
Horoscopes
August 19, 2006 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, Aug. 19
Faith briefs
August 19, 2006 in print edition on D8