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Archive for Sunday, August 20, 2006

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Polls
What do you think of plans to put new restrictions on teen drivers?

Poll results

Response Percent
That will make the roads safer.
 
72%
It means I’ll have to drive my kids around town more.
 
14%
No opinion.
 
7%
I’m a teenager, and I want my freedom.
 
4%
Total 437
What do you think about the construction boom brought about by the relocation of the Big Red One to Fort Riley?

Poll results

Response Percent
ose families and new houses mean a more vibrant economy for Kansas.
 
43%
The Army has hurt the state by moving the Big Red One out before, and it could do it again
 
41%
No opinion.
 
14%
Total 55
Videos

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Fort Riley’s boom a boon to Lawrence developers
8,000 more troops, plus families, prompt need for more housing
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
Larry Sinks sold his screen-printing business. Brian Stone moved to Milford. And Doug Compton is building the biggest apartment complex he’s ever done.
Best Sellers
August 20, 2006 in print edition on D3
Candice Millard to read at Baker
August 20, 2006 in print edition on D3
The Baker University Reading Series, sponsored by the Department of Language and Literature, is presenting a reading by Candice Millard, author of “River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey.”
Authors examine war’s effect on kids
August 20, 2006 in print edition on D3
Three powerful books make strong statements about what war does to kids’ hearts and minds.
Late bloomer: Great-grandma publishes Adam and Eve tale
August 20, 2006 in print edition on D3
Long a storyteller, Laura Lipari has started a writing career at age 92 with the publication of a children’s book that tells the Adam and Eve story in question-and-answer style.
Crown Toyota wins President’s Award
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C10
Crown Toyota is a winner of the Toyota Motor Sales President’s Award for the third consecutive year.
United Way hires relations manager
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C10
The United Way of Douglas County has a new voice.
Bankruptcies
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C10
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection for the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
KU’s Uhart hurt in scrimmage
Brown leads Jayhawks to sweep of alumni
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University volleyball team won the annual KU Alumni Scrimmage Saturday night at the Horejsi Family Athletic Center, but may have lost one of its key players in the process.
Zito hits stride vs. Royals
Oakland ace rebounds from pair of poor starts
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
Barry Zito bounced back with a solid outing after two rough starts.
Raiders stay alive with victory
Lawrence tops Las Vegas, faces another elimination game this afternoon
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
No matter how their trip to the American Legion World Series ultimately turns out, the Lawrence Raiders left little doubt Saturday they’re a resilient bunch.
Link to her past
Henrickson cherishes time at tourney
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
Before becoming involved with the 24/7 grind of Kansas University basketball, Bonnie Henrickson played golf regularly.
Herpes vaccine shows promise in women
August 20, 2006 in print edition on D2
A government-funded study testing a herpes vaccine is under way at more than 20 sites across the United States. The study of 7,500 women will examine whether the vaccine, given in three doses within six months, can prevent infections in women ages 17 to 35 who have not been exposed to either HSV-1 or HSV-2.
New gear powers up tailgating fun
August 20, 2006 in print edition on D1
Tailgating season - you might prefer to call it “football season” - is close enough you can almost smell the brats.
Human remains found in rural, wooded yard
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
The remains of two people were found in a yard in rural Cass County, and authorities were looking for remains of up to four more bodies, the Cass County Sheriff’s Department said Saturday.
Investigators probe work of county administrator
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
State investigators have questioned Buchanan County’s public administrator and seized items from her office following complaints from elderly residents that they never received their Social Security payments.
Planning commission to discuss Wal-Mart, subdivision plans
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioners will have a busy week-and-a-half - they are scheduled to consider plans for a new Wal-Mart store and consider adopting a new set of subdivision regulations.
529 plans put affordability within reach
Legislation changes how investments figured in federal financial aid
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C10
Whenever a parent asks how to save for a child’s college education, I respond by recommending he or she consider investing in a 529 college savings plan.
On the record
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
August 20, 2006
Divide escalates between young, older residents on development
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
For the better part of the past year, some young homeowners in East Lawrence held their tongues while neighborhood opposition to a planned development raged around them. No more.
Chemical spills, ethanol fires focus of disaster training
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B8
Millions of tons of hazardous materials roll across Kansas by truck and train this year, and the burgeoning ethanol industry will add not only to the cargo but also to the potential for a catastrophe created by one bad accident.
DNA evidence allowed in pool murder case; ruling on confession due Monday
August 20, 2006
A man accused of killing a woman from suburban Kansas City lost his fight to keep prosecutors from presenting DNA evidence at his capital murder trial.
Lawrence commuter report
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B3
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Award to recognize international efforts
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
George and Eleanor Woodyard, of Lawrence, have donated $25,000 to the Office of International Programs at Kansas University to endow the George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award.
Delays on Kasold Drive expected for motorists
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
Motorists should expect additional delays next week as they travel through a construction zone on Kasold Drive.
Re-enactment depicts life during era of Civil War
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
First Lt. Edwin Talcott, an assistant surgeon for the Eighth Kansas Volunteer Infantry, saw disease and bullet wounds devastate soldiers during his five years in the Civil War.
Volunteer reviews cases of children in tough positions
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
When the Menninger Clinic left Topeka for Houston a few years ago, Kristine and Ray Wheat decided to start over.
Haskell University welcomes freshmen, parents
Students from 130 tribes explore campus
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
In the dining room of Curtis Hall, Jared Charley just arrived but could already feel the difference between Lawrence and his home town of McNary, Ariz.
Women’s suffrage memorabilia popular collectibles
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C5
Women in England who were fighting for the right to vote were given the name “suffragettes.” They were suffering by being denied suffrage, but the name also conjures up references to the way the activists were treated. Woman petitioning or protesting to get the right to vote were arrested and jailed. They went on hunger strikes and were either force-fed or allowed to starve until too weak to protest. They were beaten at rallies, including the peaceful ones.
Firefighters shot at after cat isn’t rescued
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
There was no fire - just a fired-up gun-toting man who wanted to save a cat.
Dwarfed by Democrats, candidate seeks support
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
Overshadowed by two Democrats whose primary battle has drawn national attention, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alan Schlesinger finds himself fighting for support from his own party.
Pro-polygamist teens defend their families
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
Calling their lives blessed, more than a dozen young women and girls from polygamist families in Utah spoke at a rally Saturday, calling for a change in state laws and the right to live the life and religion they choose.
Doctor to discuss mental health care
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
Dr. Roy Menninger will talk about mental health care in Kansas during a community meeting Thursday sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County League of Women Voters.
Plan to replace highway raises Big Dig fears
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Alaskan Way Viaduct shuttles more than 100,000 automobiles each day on twin concrete decks that soar above the sparkling waterfront. The highway is also drab, rickety and outdated, and Mayor Greg Nickels and his allies want to bury it.
Army accepting older recruits; some make it a family affair
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
Margie Black had wanted to enter the military as a teenager, but having her first child at 19 put off her ambitions.
Suspect in Ramsey murder to arrive in U.S.
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
The 41-year-old American teacher arrested in Bangkok last week as a suspect in the decade-old killing of JonBenet Ramsey is due to arrive in the United States this evening, escorted by U.S. law enforcement officials, according to Thailand’s immigration police.
Governor’s race another heated electoral battle
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
Mexican police said Saturday they had broken up a vote-buying scheme in Chiapas on the eve of state elections, which will be closely watched in a country already straining under the turmoil of a disputed presidential election last month.
Top Chavez opponent holds first election rally
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
Opposition presidential candidate Manuel Rosales led several thousand supporters at his first campaign rally Saturday, where he accused President Hugo Chavez of not doing enough for the poor.
Filling up before teeing off
One golfer learns from scary brush with dehydration
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C6
The previous time he had gone to the golf course after working the graveyard shift, the fatigue he had brought with him put him way behind on the early holes. Ramon McAnderson wasn’t going to make that mistake again, not with all those quarters at stake. So he jacked coffees all night and morning at his job operating a press machine for Hallmark during the graveyard shift.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.69 at several stations around town. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
4 U.S. soldiers killed, 6 wounded in clashes
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
Coalition troops clashed with insurgents in two battles Saturday in fighting that left four U.S. and two Afghan soldiers dead and six other Americans wounded, officials said.
Religious festival in Baghdad unfolds amid heavy security
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
Protected by snipers on rooftops and edgy police officers searching for concealed weapons and suicide belts, multitudes of chanting Shiite pilgrims walked the streets of this tense and bitterly divided capital Saturday for a religious festival marred by tragedy a year ago.
Made in Vietnam’ becoming more prominent
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
Check that label: “Made in China” is starting to give way to “Made in Vietnam.”
Organizer of airline plot identified as cell leader
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
Investigators have identified the leader of an alleged terrorist cell broken up by police here 10 days ago and have traced his contacts to Pakistan, where U.S., British and Pakistani intelligence agents are pursuing the man’s suspected connections with al-Qaida.
Wedding day includes two ceremonies, fishing trip
August 20, 2006 in print edition on D8
In January 2001, Randy McIntosh and Sarah Walker were paired up in a game of pool at Emerson Biggins in Lawrence, where Randy was a manager. Sarah, a Kansas University student, needed a partner, and her friends coaxed her into “flirting with him.”
Chiefs’ Waters back, but Shields out
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C2
One Pro Bowl guard was finally back Saturday as the Kansas City Chiefs went through their first practice since returning from training camp, but another was in a walking boot.
Hinrich scores 15 in U.S. victory
Americans top Puerto Rico in world championships
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C2
Puerto Rico was scoring so easily against the United States, maybe the Americans should have considered playing 6-against-5. Actually, they tried that.
Online holdouts give in as iTunes popularity surges
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A2
Bob Seger turned the page, and Metallica finally found justice for online fans. Now, only a few remaining big-name musical acts refuse to make their songs available on Apple
Astronomer: Planet definition cheapens solar system’s magic
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A10
Few planet hunters stand to gain as much as Michael Brown if our solar system balloons to 12 planets under a new definition. He’s spotted more than a dozen objects that might qualify as planets.
Airlines remain vulnerable to shoulder-launched missiles
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A7
The nation’s airline industry is a shoulder-launched missile attack away from plunging into a financial tailspin, one that could trigger $1 trillion-plus in financial losses in this country.
Hurting for revenue, town ponders freeze on churches
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A7
To say this Houston suburb’s got religion is hardly an exaggeration. It’s more like an understatement.
Kansas increases savings options
Residents to receive tax breaks when using other states’ 529 investment plans
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
Cars going the wrong way down a one-way street. Higher nighttime decibel levels on Massachusetts Street. Traffic, traffic, traffic.
Immigration laws may not stand up in court
States’ legislation may be unconstitutional until federal law passes
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
Legislatures around the country are passing state laws to get tough on illegal immigration, but legal experts say many of those laws will turn out to be unconstitutional.
Analysis: Stop in battle allows both sides to claim a ‘narrative of victory’
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A8
The monthlong war between Israel and Hezbollah has ended with a U.N-brokered cease-fire, and claims of victory from both sides. But was there, in fact, a winner?
Cease-fire threatened as Israeli troops raid Hezbollah stronghold
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
Israeli commandos raided a Hezbollah stronghold deep in Lebanon on Saturday, engaging in a fierce gunbattle, and the Lebanese government threatened to halt further troop deployments to protest what U.N. officials called a violation of the six-day-old cease-fire.
Judge’s ruling divides ‘big football town’
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A5
It was intended to be a prank: steal a decoy deer, place it on a country road and watch as motorists swerved to avoid it.
Yankees bash BoSox again
Garland stifles Twins in AL Central showdown
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C4
Johnny Damon again punished his former team, hitting three doubles and sparking a five-run, tie-breaking rally in the sixth to help the New York Yankees beat Boston 13-5 on Saturday and extend their lead in the AL East to a season-high 4 1â2 games.
Colorado creates wildlife stamp
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C7
One of the biggest changes local and visiting hunters will encounter this year in Colorado is the Wildlife Habitat Stamp.
Lure of fishing means more women anglers
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C7
A little more than five years ago, Angie Douthit vacationed in Florida with a friend, and they ended up bass fishing on Lake Okeechobee. Their Clewiston guide put them on a lot of fish, and Douthit had so much fun she returned a few weeks later.
Immigrant attitudes
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: One of the issues that seems to be in the forefront of all campaigns this year is that of “illegal” immigration.
KU value?
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Since schools, colleges and universities are first and foremost for the education of the student, would someone at Kansas University explain the following situation?
High jobless rate hits Michigan - and Democrats - hard
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
When word came last week that the unemployment rate in Michigan had jumped up to 7 percent in July, a shiver of apprehension went through the Democratic Party, not just in Michigan but around the nation.
U.S. should seek other power options
Does U.S. need more nuclear power plants?
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
Nuclear power is getting its best press in years. More pundits are warming up to the peacetime atom than at any time since the 1970s.
Nuclear power is the best alternative
Does U.S. need more nuclear power plants?
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
There is a quickening of the pace. There is a feeling that after nearly 35 years of drought, some rain is going to fall on the nuclear meadow; that this year, or next, the first new nuclear plant in decades will be ordered in the United States.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 20, 1906: “Oklahoma this year has 30 million bushels of wheat, only one-third as much as Kansas. Kansas and the states that border it produce about one-third of the wheat raised in all the 46 states in the union. : Seventeen school districts in Douglas County pay higher school taxes than the city of Lawrence. Most of the taxes are in the 32-mill range. Lawrence’s rate is 22 mills. : The Bowersock Opera House has been thoroughly overhauled and remodeled and a number of topflight bookings will be offered there in the coming seasons.”
Old home town - 25 years ago today
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B6
The U.S. Department of Labor was to conduct a review of the Kansas University Medical Center to determine whether KUMC had complied with affirmative action employment guidelines. In the first such review in several years, Douglas County commissioners were studying boundary changes to equalize the shifting populations in the three districts from which they were elected.
Clinton potential
Additional development at Clinton Lake has some attractions - but also some drawbacks.
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B6
A report prepared for the Kansas Department of Commerce determines that Clinton Lake west of Lawrence has considerable potential for additional recreation, resort and residential development.
Death penalty shouldn’t hinge on witness
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B6
So I read in the paper where another man is about to be lied to death.
Sons try to respond to ‘80 political losses
August 20, 2006 in print edition on B6
The sons are rising, or at least are trying to. Three of them are trying to redeem their fathers for their losses in the 1980 election - and using the political brands their fathers created to win high office in a world completely transformed in the past quarter-century.
A birdie bounty
Woods, Donald lead assault on Medinah
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C5
The PGA Championship has rarely looked so easy.
Vikings get best of champs
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C5
So far this preseason, it’s been one and done for Ben Roethlisberger. One series and he’s done and, for the most part, so is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense.
Many states welcome unexpected revenue
Kansas one of five states without surplus
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A9
It’s tantamount to finding an unexpected wad of cash buried in the pocket of an old jacket - utter euphoria at the windfall, mad money to splurge on a one-time extravagance. Only this find is breathtakingly huge.
For Dummies’ brand expanding
New technologies drive demand for popular how-to books
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C10
Dummies Man - the spikey-haired character on the cover of the ubiquitous “For Dummies” line of how-to books - is turning up in a lot more places these days.
The best band you never heard of’
Kansas’ beloved Embarrassment reunites after 17 years
August 20, 2006 in print edition on D1
They had short hair in an era when everybody had long hair. They wore thick glasses when only nerds embraced the look. They played tight, blistering pop songs when overproduced stadium-rock anthems and repetitive disco tracks were the norm.
Poet’s Showcase
August 20, 2006 in print edition on D3
“Going Home,” by Ronda Miller
Lawrence Humane Society reiterates stance against pit bull ban
August 20, 2006 in print edition on D4
News reports these past few weeks have been hard for dog lovers in our area. The media have placed pit bulls on center stage once again in regard to the tragic and preventable death of a woman in Kansas City. Even in our own backyards, it seems, no one is safe from vicious dog attacks.
Spa’s ‘awakening’ wrap fits bill
August 20, 2006 in print edition on D1
I am wearing a white robe and sipping tea in the Relaxation Room, waiting for a spa therapist to call my name.
Shopping savvy needed to buy vacuum
August 20, 2006 in print edition on D4
These days, every pitch for a new vacuum cleaner promises a tidier floor. To help you cut through the hype, consider these points before you buy.
Democrats shuffle ‘08 contests
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
Democrats shook up tradition Saturday by vaulting Nevada and South Carolina into the first wave of 2008 presidential contests along with Iowa and New Hampshire - a move intended to add racial and geographic diversity to the early voting.
People in the news
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Street sweeping gig is over ¢ Willie Nelson, energy czar
Debate over climate change intensifies with hurricane season
August 20, 2006 in print edition on A10
A year after Hurricane Katrina and other major storms battered the U.S. coast, the question of whether hurricanes are becoming more destructive because of global warming has become perhaps the most hotly contested question in the scientific debate over climate change.
Fishing report
August 20, 2006 in print edition on C7
Horoscopes
August 20, 2006 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006.