Archive for Monday, August 21, 2006

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Lawrence enrollment is up
Headcount was taken today
August 21, 2006
The official state headcount is taken on Sept. 20 and is used in determining how much state aid each school district gets.
6News Now for Aug. 21
August 21, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Journal-World, KU scientists make an announcement disputing the discovery of a “hobbit-like” species, city officials could impose new rules regarding retail stores coming to down, and Catbackers attempt to make a home in Lawrence.
Professor: Find not “hobbit”
August 21, 2006
2004 discoverly likely not remains of new species.
More sunshine this afternoon
Dreary start, but temperatures climbing to high 80s
August 21, 2006
It might look a little gloomy and gray this morning. But don’t worry about an umbrella - thunderstorms are staying off to the west of the Lawrence area, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
KU professor weighs in on lawsuit against meatpacking plant
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Kansas University professor says a pending lawsuit against Tyson Foods Inc. regarding its plant in western Kansas sheds light on typical labor abuses in the meatpacking industry.
Safety experts: State driver’s license age too low
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A1
Experienced drivers wanted. Traffic safety experts say Kansas is condemning a number of young people to death each year by declaring on their 16th birthday that they can drive anytime, anywhere.
Time capsule contents show their age
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B1
The whole congregation wanted a glimpse at the box’s contents - something to make the transition between past and future more tangible, more real.
Colts continue preseason skid
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C8
Peyton Manning was nearly perfect in the first quarter. Seattle made sure the Colts’ backups weren’t even close the rest of the game.
United States crushes China, 121-90
Wade scores 26 points, Hinrich contributes six for winners; Americans improve to 2-0
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C2
One day Carmelo Anthony leads the U.S. in scoring. The next game, it’s Dwyane Wade’s turn.
Kenseth conserves tires, wins 400
Four-time NASCAR champ Gordon kept at bay late
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C2
With Jeff Gordon closing in and the checkered flag in sight Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, Matt Kenseth was thinking about three races he could have won and didn’t.
Willis picks up rare win
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C4
Dontrelle Willis pitched seven innings to win for only the second time in his past eight starts, and the Florida Marlins averted a series sweep by beating the Atlanta Braves, 4-3, Sunday.
Santana blisters White Sox
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C4
Not even a painful blister on his pitching hand could derail Johan Santana. He has been just unbeatable at the Metrodome.
Lineman McClinton sets sights on road skid
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C1
James McClinton is ready to break an unpleasant streak. It won’t be for individual reasons, but for a Kansas University football team that McClinton said was “starting to pick up the enthusiasm and play as a team.”
Woods waltzes to 12th major
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C1
The late-afternoon sun filtered through the trees Sunday at Medinah Country Club as Tiger Woods removed his cap to salute the fans who cheered each step of his leisurely stroll up the 18th fairway and straight into legend once again.
Lehman has tough picking for Ryder team
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C3
They jockeyed, jousted and jived, yet at the end of the 88th PGA Championship, the Ryder Cup hopefuls left town feeling hopeless.
City’s last country radio station goes pop
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
Cowboy crooners know that more country music is sold in Los Angeles than anywhere else, a distinction on display Thursday night when singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw opened the first of three sold-out shows at the Staples Center.
Floods and mud slides close highway, rail line
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
Tough going between Alaska’s two biggest cities: Flooding and mud slides closed the main highway and rail line between Anchorage and Fairbanks.
Equipment stolen from Katrina memorial site
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
Thieves hauled off $100,000 worth of heavy equipment that was being used to help build a Lower Ninth Ward memorial to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Drop that french fry: Bill targets state food warnings
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
California importer Frank Lettieri is being sued for not warning his customers that his balsamic vinegar contains lead.
3 officers, 1 trooper shot during standoff
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
Three police officers and a state trooper were shot and wounded Sunday afternoon and the alleged gunman died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, ending a standoff that lasted more than eight hours, police said.
Raiders’ run done
Dream season ends with loss
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Lawrence Raiders’ World Series season came to an end Sunday. Sumter, S.C., scored the tying run in the bottom of the ninth inning and scored again in the bottom of the 13th to come away with a 6-5 victory, handing the Raiders their second loss of the double-elimination tournament.
Suspect in Ramsey killing arrives in U.S.
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
John Mark Karr, the suspect in the killing of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, arrived late Sunday after a 15-hour flight from Thailand on which he sipped champagne, dined on fried king prawns and roast duck, and exchanged what he described as “small talk” with law enforcement escorts.
Palmer’s planning to play in Cincinnati’s next game
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C8
Carson Palmer said Sunday he expected to play in the Cincinnati Bengals’ preseason game next Monday against Green Bay, provided he doesn’t have any swelling this week in his surgically rebuilt knee.
Jets trade draft pick for 49ers RB Barlow
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C8
The New York Jets acquired running back Kevan Barlow from the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday for an undisclosed draft pick in 2007, their second attempt in a week to shore up the position.
Former agent strikes gold
World Series champion wins with good bets, great cards
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C8
The world loves the last name Moneymaker, as in 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Champion Chris Moneymaker. In 2003, Moneymaker led the WSOP pretty much wire-to-wire.
Tuna savors last stop
Parcells energized as career nears end
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C8
Bill Parcells will hit retirement age Tuesday. If he takes any time to celebrate, it’ll come after he figures out what his team did wrong in tonight’s preseason game.
Indians deal Mota to Mets three years after brawl
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C5
Three years after Guillermo Mota brawled with the Mets, the reliever was traded to New York by the Cleveland Indians on Sunday for a player to be named.
Bonds wants to stay
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C5
Barry Bonds’ preference is simple: He wants to finish his career with the Giants. “That’s my choice, and you guys make it sound like it’s our decision,” Bonds said to reporters before Sunday’s series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers. “We don’t make the final decision.”
Glavine might have blood clot in shoulder
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C5
Tom Glavine sounded worried and hopeful at the same time. Surrounded by media in a small room next to the New York Mets’ clubhouse Sunday, he said his pitching shoulder was being examined for a possible blood clot.
A’s‘ double plays snuff K.C.
Royals manage just four runs on 15 hits in loss
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C5
So many hits. So few runs. In their most inefficient effort of what’s shaping up to be a third straight 100-loss season, the Kansas City Royals collected 15 hits Sunday, including two home runs. But out of all that, they managed to score only four runs.
Parents’ health worries Griffey
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Cincinnati Reds are in prime position to get to the playoffs for the first time since 1995, when Davey Johnson was managing.
Lawrence Datebook
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B2
American history growing more inclusive
New museums, exhibits reflect minority populations
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A1
American students often get the impression from history classes that the British got here first, settling Jamestown, Va., in 1607. They hear about how white Northerners freed the black slaves, how Asians came in the mid-1800s to build Western railroads.
People in the news
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ ‘When the Levees Broke’ tackles tough questions ¢ Lunch for $30,000 ¢ Rapper Busta Rhymes charged with assault
Snakes’ slithers to modest $15.25M in first weekend
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A2
The Internet buzz over “Snakes on a Plane” turned out to be nothing to hiss about.
Hollywood wiretapping scandal fizzles
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A2
Hollywood has had its share of blockbusters this summer with pillaging pirates and returning superheroes, but an off-screen reality show starring a private eye accused of running a widespread wiretapping scheme hasn’t lived up to its billing.
For homeless, soccer is chance at a way out
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A4
Earl Taylor isn’t a soccer guy. He’d rather play basketball. But soccer got him out of an Atlanta homeless shelter and brought him to Charlotte for a four-day stay.
Recently found poem reveals sister’s tribute
Wellsville woman wrote verses after brother’s WWII death
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A1
When Hank Boerner paid a dollar for an old, used book he found in 1990 while on vacation at a Vermont resort, he didn’t pay any attention to the penciled inscription on the inside of the front cover.
Most charities used donations for Katrina wisely, group says
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A4
Americans donated more than $4.2 billion to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, topping the previous high of $3 billion donated after Sept. 11, according to a group that spent nearly a year investigating how donations were spent.
$230M in flood aid pledged to North
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A6
South Korea said Sunday that it will provide $230 million worth of disaster relief to flood-ravaged North Korea, despite Seoul’s earlier decision to halt regular aid to Pyongyang after missile tests by the impoverished communist nation.
Missiles tested; uranium program to continue
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iran said Sunday that it will offer a “multifaceted response” Tuesday to a Western package of incentives aimed at persuading Tehran to rein in its nuclear program, but insisted it won’t suspend uranium enrichment altogether.
Chiapas state election tests Mexico’s democracy
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A6
Voters in remote Indian villages and steamy coastal towns chose a governor Sunday for Mexico’s poorest state - the latest political battleground for the leftist party that is disputing the results of last month’s presidential election.
Plight of young people shows how far Congo has fallen
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A6
Colonial rule, rapacious dictatorship and civil war have so ravaged Congo’s economy and society that the streets of its cities swarm with homeless young people who numb their misery with drugs and alcohol.
Major clashes kill 71 Taliban
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A6
Afghan and NATO troops used rockets, planes and artillery in rolling battles with Taliban insurgents this weekend in Afghanistan’s volatile south, leaving 71 militants and five Afghan soldiers dead in one of the bloodiest clashes since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. A British soldier was killed in a separate attack.
Fall arts calendar
August 21, 2006 in print edition on D1
Fall offers a sense of anticipation that’s not only about the weather finally cooling off. It brings, with the start of a new school year, a host of visual and performing arts events to stimulate your imagination. Here’s a look at what’s ahead for fall 2006.
Pope: Working too hard is bad for the spirit
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Pope wants you to take a vacation.
Ordinance would alter bid process
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B2
City commissioners will consider passing an ordinance that dictates how they must accept bids for city projects.
Volunteers wanted for special-needs children’s group
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Visions for Tomorrow class needs volunteers to assist with children’s programming. The children’s group may include children with a variety of special needs, including ADD/ADHD, autism, Tourette syndrome, and depressive, eating or anxiety disorders.
Brazil’s energy independence seen as model
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A6
Record oil prices have made the world’s energy landscape a darkly foreboding place this year, inhospitable to optimism and celebration. Except in Brazil.
Doctor charged with killing patient
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B8
A doctor’s use of an unapproved treatment caused a Topeka woman’s lingering death from heart and kidney failure, prosecutors said after the physician’s indictment on a charge of reckless second-degree murder.
Attorney general race heats up from the start
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B8
Memo to the majority of Kansans who dozed during the primaries: Time to wake up and watch the rowdy race for attorney general.
Pump patrol
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Walker hopes to raise $30M for cancer
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B1
A man walking across the country - and maybe back again - to raise money for cancer research stopped Sunday in Lawrence.
Saddam Hussein will face trial today in high-profile Kurdish case
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A7
A new legal chapter opens today for Saddam Hussein when the ousted Iraqi leader goes on trial for a second time, charged with genocide and war crimes from his scorched-earth offensive against Kurds nearly two decades ago.
Israel objects to some peacekeepers
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A7
Israel on Sunday objected to including countries that do not have diplomatic relations with the Jewish state in the nascent peacekeeping force for Lebanon, even as a U.N. envoy said the Lebanese army had fielded only 3,000 troops, about one-fifth of the force it plans to enforce the cease-fire in the south.
Murder charge filed as search continues for human remains
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B2
A rural Missouri man who told police he dismembered and burned the bodies of seven men in his bedroom fireplace was charged Sunday with one count of murder.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
August 21, 2006
Kansas University announced that trumpeter Al Hirt would be here for a Nov. 5 homecoming show.
Market manipulation
The Lawrence City Commission is getting into dangerous territory with a plan to engineer retail projects based on market analysis.
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B6
A proposal on Tuesday’s Lawrence City Commission agenda is an unnecessary effort to outguess and manipulate the retail marketplace in Lawrence.
War shrine a flash point for Japan, China
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B6
The past is present everywhere, but Japan is an unusually history-haunted nation. Elsewhere, the Cold War is spoken of in the past tense. Japan, however, lives in a dangerous neighborhood with two communist regimes - truculent China and weird North Korea. For Japan, the fall of the Berlin Wall did not close an epoch. Even the Second World War still shapes political discourse because of a Shinto shrine in the center of this city.
Probation should end for Germany, Japan
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B6
Germany and Japan have served six decades on global probation. It is time for their neighbors, their citizens and the international community to acknowledge the thorough transformation of the former Axis powers into fully democratic and morally responsible nations.
Terror politics
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: When will George Bush, Dick Cheney and their followers stop politicizing America’s struggle against terrorism?
Former imam gives insight
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B7
During the Cold War, American intelligence loved getting its hands on defectors from communism. The reasoning was that these people had the best information about the plans of the other side, information that would help America defeat them.
Verizon upgrades area equipment
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A8
Verizon Wireless didn’t take a vacation this summer when it comes to boosting services in the Lawrence area.
Sales manager earns air quality credit
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A8
John Fittell, senior sales manager for EcoQuest International and co-owner of AMMA Health Services Inc., Lawrence, received his second-year certification as an air quality and advanced oxidation specialist from EcoQuest International, whose products are used to purify air.
Open house set for Art & Insight
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A8
Libby Schmanke has opened Art & Insight, a private practice in west Lawrence that provides individual art therapy along with creativity groups, art instruction and other art-related services.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 21, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 21, 1906: “Mayor Keeler returned from a trip to Chicago yesterday and has many good things to say about the city, which he considered beautiful.
Watercooler
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A8
Attention college students. While a four-year degree will help you in the job market, certain majors may best prepare you for the jobs of the future, according to one consultant.
Managers lack time to look at long resumes
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A8
Q: Does the “keep it to one page” rule still apply now that most resumes are sent electronically?
Consumer Reports launches magazine for female spenders
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A8
For years, millions of shoppers have looked to Consumer Reports first before parting with their hard-earned money on purchases big and small.
Firm sells ads to offer free college texts
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A8
Textbook prices are soaring into the hundreds of dollars, but in some courses this fall, students won’t pay a dime. The catch: Their textbooks will have ads for companies including FedEx Kinko’s and Pura Vida coffee.
Horoscopes
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Monday, Aug. 21
Discontent threatens Olmert’s leadership
Public is angry that results of war not favorable for Israel
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A7
Israel’s costly and inconclusive war in Lebanon has triggered a round of internal recriminations so bitter that some observers question whether Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s government can survive.
10-minute plays offer intriguing variety
August 21, 2006 in print edition on D1
The City’s Festival of Playwrights kicked off last weekend with shows by local playwrights at Lawrence Community Theatre and EMU Theatre. At EMU, the annual 10-Minute Play Festival had an evening of bodies, bullies and bears, with a devil or two thrown in.
Adult education program excels
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B3
The Kansas Adult Education and Family Literacy Program has won state and national plaudits for its success in helping meet students’ goals, and for the unusual way it distributes money for the programs.
Vanished’ hopes to kidnap viewers for the long haul
August 21, 2006 in print edition on D1
With the success of “Lost” and “24,” we learned that viewers will follow good stories for a whole season at a time. The trend toward long-form drama continues with “Vanished” (8 p.m., Fox). It devotes an entire season to a kidnapping drama as seen from the points of view of the victim’s family, the FBI and the press.
Asian emerald ash beetle not welcome in Kansas
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B1
Meet the emerald ash beetle. If it gets to Kansas, it could mean a lot of hard day’s nights for the state’s ash trees.
Women outnumber, outperform men in higher education
Studies show gender gap widening nationwide
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B1
To overachiever Michelle Rissky, the difference between a passing grade and a failing one is the difference between an A and a B.
HIV case first test of state statute
Some say law should be tougher, more specific
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A1
More than 20 years after AIDS became part of the national consciousness, a Lawrence case is the first in Kansas to test a law meant to punish people who have sex without telling their partner they’re HIV-positive.
Self says Wright tops list
Coach: Sophomore had impressive summer
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C1
If an award were handed out to the Kansas University men’s basketball player who had the most productive offseason, it’d go to : envelope please : Julian Wright.
Keegan: Kane did OK at PGA
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C1
The phones were hot Friday at Eagle Bend Golf Course, and it was far more than golfers looking to book tee times that kept them ringing.
Let go of underachieving past studs
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C5
Jorge Cantu is so last year. Brian Giles is a fantasy monster - if it’s still 2001. Yet those guys are still, in mid-August, cluttering fantasy rosters worldwide.
Rec calendar
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C6
Women-only event huge hit in first year
Close to 300 triathletes turn Smithville, Mo., into :No-man’s land
August 21, 2006 in print edition on C6
It started with a hug and ended with a rose. In between came 500 meters of open-water swimming, 10 miles of cycling and a five-kilometer run at the Rose Brooks Women’s Triathlon.
On the record
August 21, 2006 in print edition on B2
Fall arts calendar: October, November, December events
August 21, 2006 in print edition on D2
Sniper attacks kill 20 Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad
August 21, 2006 in print edition on A7
Snipers lurking on buildings and in a cemetery sprayed bullets into Shiite Muslim religious processions Sunday in the capital, killing at least 20 people in another spasm of sectarian bloodletting that many Iraqis fear is pushing them toward civil war.