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Archive for Thursday, August 24, 2006

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Polls
Based on your experience, which population count is more likely?

Poll results

Response Percent
The City of Lawrence count, which says Lawrence has grown by 10 percent, to more than 89,000 people, since 2000.
 
48%
The U.S. Census Bureau count that suggests Lawrence’s population has stagnated around 81,000 people.
 
45%
No opinion.
 
6%
Total 410
Videos

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Man uses gun to rob convenience store
August 24, 2006
A man used a gun to rob a convenience store at 9 tonight near 23rd and Iowa streets.
6News Now for August 24
August 24, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, KU tries to expand wireless internet, Pluto is demoted from planet status, and teachers explain what will help keep them at their jobs.
Regents pick Emporia president finalists
August 24, 2006
The Kansas Board of Regents has picked five finalists for the president’s seat at Emporia State University.
WORLD: Pluto demoted as astronomers approve new definition for planets
August 24, 2006
For decades, it’s been confused with a cartoon dog and ridiculed as a puny poser. Now Pluto, the solar system’s consummate cling-on, has suffered its worst humiliation: It’s not even a planet anymore.
LHS teacher to be honored
August 24, 2006
A Lawrence High School teacher will be honored next Thursday during a ceremony at a local bank.
Temperatures to hit high 90s
Chance for rain Friday, Saturday
August 24, 2006
Find some air conditioning - temperatures will soar to 98 degrees by late this afternoon. “It looks like another hot day in the forecast,” says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
QB Riley: Jamboree experience ‘exciting’
Free State, Lawrence showcase fall sports
August 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Haskell Stadium crowd came to its feet as the Lawrence High band circled the track Wednesday night.
Burly TE Ballard imposing figure in Firebird scrimmage
Free State, Lawrence showcase fall sports
August 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
In his first game-like situation of the high school football season, Mike Santee faced a daunting task.
Kansas soccer seeking starters
Competition fierce among KU midfielders
August 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Kansas University soccer season is exactly one day away, and that can only mean one thing for Jessica Bush: better get the dance mix ready.
KU women’s hoops releases schedule
August 24, 2006 in print edition on C3
Home games against California and Xavier and road contests at Wisconsin and Indiana highlight the 29-game Kansas University women’s basketball schedule announced Wednesday.
Student’s art receives D.C. honor
August 24, 2006
Soon, a lot of congressmen will have their eyes on Alex Kim, an 18-year-old junior at Lawrence High School.
Census, city disagree on population
Commissioners to investigate nearly 10 percent discrepancy
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
You could call it the case of the Lost Lawrencians. But whatever you call it, city leaders now believe it is a mystery that needs to be solved.
District agrees to 8 percent pay raise
Lawrence teachers, school board still must approve package
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence school officials agreed Wednesday to give the district’s 850 teachers an 8 percent pay raise.
KU gives thanks
Mangino lauds fan support
August 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
Gratitude - not gloss - was on Mark Mangino’s mind Wednesday.
Baker students follow bagpiper to first day of classes
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
New year. New president. But the same old bagpipes on campus at Baker University.
Soon-to-be renovated church not too concerned with weekend vandalism
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
When vandals’ rocks crashed through the windows of St. James AME Church last weekend, church officials weren’t worried.
Lawmaker: Health care program for youths isn’t doable
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B2
A proposal to ensure that all Kansas children from birth through 5 years old have health care was criticized Wednesday as “warm and fuzzy” but probably not doable by a key legislator.
On the record
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B2
The holy grail of wine’
Consumers, connoisseurs seeks deals for $10 or less
August 24, 2006 in print edition on D2
Every wine lover wants it. Every host has to have it. “A great $10 bottle is the holy grail of wine,” says Randy Clement, an owner of Silverlake Wine.
Mites cause pesky bites
August 24, 2006 in print edition on D1
Now that the heat wave has given way to more seasonal temperatures, it is once again pleasant to return outside and begin some late summer tasks. However, for many it will not be the heat that will drive them back inside but itchy welts on the arms, legs and lower torso. For the past two years, many Midwestern gardeners have dealt with a nasty unseen attacker, and this year should be no different.
Ten looks top fashion’s must-haves for fall
August 24, 2006 in print edition on D1
Farmer + consumer cooperative
Project offers locally grown produce
August 24, 2006 in print edition on D1
It cannot be easy to be a small farmer, what with the 100-degree days turning into a succession of 100-degree weeks. Soon a month has dripped by in suffocating temperatures.
Anthony propels U.S. comeback
Americans rally past Italy in world championships, 94-85
August 24, 2006 in print edition on C2
As his team left the locker room at halftime trailing Italy by nine points, captain Dwyane Wade broke into song.
Jets’ Barlow offers apology
August 24, 2006 in print edition on C5
Jets running back Kevan Barlow apologized Wednesday to 49ers coach Mike Nolan for comparing him to Adolf Hitler in a newspaper interview.
Titans’ Young suffers hand bruise
August 24, 2006 in print edition on C5
Vince Young gave the Tennessee Titans - and himself - a scare Wednesday when the back of his throwing hand slammed against a helmet during practice.
Owens aggravates injury
August 24, 2006 in print edition on C5
Terrell Owens won’t be in any hurry to get off the bicycle this time.
Dallas prep eyes KU
August 24, 2006 in print edition on C3
Anthony Randolph, a 6-foot-10, 210-pound senior basketball forward from Dallas’ Woodrow Wilson High, has set up campus visits to Texas, Georgetown and LSU, his uncle told Rivals.com on Wednesday.
K.C.’s nine-run lead vanishes
August 24, 2006 in print edition on C5
Paul Byrd couldn’t believe it. The Kansas City Royals also were in shock.
Contending for top rookie
First-year driver Sorenson focuses on building team for the future
August 24, 2006 in print edition on C8
There is the Chase for the Nextel Cup. And there’s the race to get in the Chase.
Teenage driver crashes into house
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B3
Ralph Sanchez wasn’t sure whether his house was shaking because of a thunderstorm or because someone was breaking in.
Baldwin student ‘fine’ after collapsing
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
Baldwin School Supt. Paul Dorathy couldn’t say much Wednesday about a Tuesday helicopter ambulance ride for a Baldwin High School freshman except that the girl is doing fine.
Our town sports
August 24, 2006 in print edition on C7
Keegan: Dad says Downs misguided
August 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
The phone rang, and I feared it was a parent bitter over coverage given to an athlete at another high school, or, get this, to a teammate of the parent’s son or daughter. Believe it or not, some such parents exist, though, thankfully, not many. They begrudge coverage given to teenagers. Imagine how embarrassed their children would be if they knew such calls were being made.
Six hostages, including an American, released
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
An American and five other foreigners kidnapped in Nigeria’s southern oil region were released Wednesday, the government said.
Opposition admits defeat before impeachment
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Philippine lawmakers overwhelmingly defeated the latest impeachment bid against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo today. But her opponents vowed not to abandon their effort to oust her.
P.M. to boost military to foster regional stability
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Australia’s prime minister announced plans today to substantially increase the size of the army to foster regional stability and contribute to the war on terror.
Authorities told of Karr’s interest in Ramsey in ‘01
August 24, 2006
California detectives learned of John Mark Karr’s apparent fascination with the JonBenet Ramsey murder while investigating him in 2001, but said Wednesday he did not appear to have any special knowledge of the case.
Journalists’ captors demand Muslims’ release
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
The kidnappers of two Fox News journalists demanded Wednesday that the U.S. release Muslim prisoners within 72 hours in return for the two captives who were abducted Aug. 14, who described themselves as “in fairly good health.”
12 passengers arrested from returned flight
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Dutch F-16s escorted a Northwest Airlines flight bound for India back to an airport here Wednesday after the pilot radioed for help, and police arrested 12 passengers who had aroused suspicions, authorities said.
People in the news
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ ‘Superman Returns’ actor engaged to actress-girlfriend ¢ Woman flashes Wilson at British premiere of ‘Dupree’ ¢ Hometown of James Brown may name coliseum after him ¢ McPhee says tour diet isn’t healthy but she doesn’t mind ¢ Teacher who had sex with student to do NBC interview
Primetime’ looks at an overlooked AIDS crisis
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A2
“Primetime” (9 p.m., ABC) presents a special report on “Out of Control AIDS in Black America.” Although black Americans comprise 13 percent of the population, they account for more than 50 percent of all new HIV cases. Nearly 70 percent of all newly diagnosed HIV-positive women in the United States are black. Black women are 23 times more likely to be diagnosed with AIDS than white women. Heterosexual contact is the overwhelming means of infection in these cases of black female HIV.
Cruise, Paramount go separate ways
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A2
While the messy divorce between Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures won’t sink Cruise’s career, it still points to a sea change in an industry that has tolerated celebrity misdeeds as long as they didn’t hurt the bottom line.
Open house set for therapy office
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A8
Lawrence Therapy Services will celebrate its relocation to 2200 Harvard Road with a mixer and open house Wednesday.
Payless ShoeSource profits climb 63%
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A8
Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc. said Wednesday its second-quarter profit increased 63 percent on higher sales, but the results missed Wall Street expectations, sending shares falling.
Bioenergy effort under way
Electric cooperative would produce ethanol, feed livestock
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A8
An electric cooperative in southwest Kansas is reaching beyond coal to generate power.
Commodities
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A8
A case study on how to rattle employees
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A8
The financially struggling Northwest Airlines recently made a blunder that could easily be viewed as a sequel to “Snakes on a Plane.”
Sago Mine survivor, widows sue companies
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
The lone survivor of the Sago Mine disaster and the families of two victims on Wednesday sued the mine owner and five other companies, alleging negligence that put the miners at grave risk as they went about their work underground.
Daily ticker
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A8
New Orleans phone book half as thick
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A4
On a recent hot day, the new phone book landed with a thud on the stoop of a house that one year ago lay under water, a notable sign of normalcy.
Interior minister barely escapes roadside bomb
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A5
Iraq’s interior minister narrowly escaped a roadside bomb blast Wednesday in a mainly Sunni part of the capital that U.S. officials had said had been virtually cleared of death squad cells.
Witnesses: Israeli soldiers move into Gaza Strip
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A7
Israeli soldiers crossed into the Gaza Strip early today and took up positions on rooftops in the southern Gaza border town of Abasan, Palestinian witnesses and security officials said.
Custody extended for 9 terror plot suspects
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A7
A British court Wednesday extended the time nine suspects in the alleged plot to blow up U.S.-bound flights can be held without being charged, officials said. Scotland Yard said two others were freed.
Tropical Storm Debby weakens in Atlantic
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Tropical Storm Debby weakened off the coast of the Cape Verde islands in the eastern Atlantic on Wednesday and posed no immediate threat to land, forecasters said.
Stem cells made without destruction of embryos
Critics still raise objections
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
Find a way to make stem cells without destroying an embryo and you might resolve one of the nation’s fiercest public debates.
Congressional candidates spar over immigration
Boyda, Ryun disagree on planned Texas highway
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B8
Democratic congressional challenger Nancy Boyda repeated concerns Wednesday about a proposed multilane superhighway that eventually could span the United States from Mexico to Canada, calling it a threat to Kansans.
Missouri couple get probation in hoax over sextuplets
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B8
A Grain Valley couple held hands in the courtroom and stood quietly Wednesday as a judge sentenced them to probation for an elaborate hoax about giving birth to sextuplets they used to wrangle money out of the community.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 24, 1906: “Most people in Lawrence know Prof. James Naismith invented the game of basketball. Few, however, know when or where or how or why. Everybody’s Magazine for September tells such interesting things about the game and the man who gave it to the world of sports with his invention in Springfield, Mass. Kansas University is fortunate to have this able, gentle man as an athletic instructor and a spiritual leader. : New football rules provide for the forward pass under the new rules edited by Walter Camp of Yale University. The changes are many and coaches will feel the pressure to develop good backs, especially quarterbacks who can throw the ball. Runners when tackled can throw the ball over their heads to teammates and scores of games this fall are due to be quite large due to a lot of scoring. The forward pass came about after President Roosevelt threatened to abolish football because of its roughness and brutality. Passing could help alleviate some of this.”
Old home town - 40 years ago today
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
Haskell Institute was expecting an enrollment of about 1,100 Native American students for the fall term of 1966. Thomas Tommaney was the superintendent.
Too spoiled?
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Every few years people come up with an answer to all of our problems like building more nuclear plants.
France must increase its role in Mideast
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
Dear President Chirac,
Bush problem is language, not intelligence
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
Bush-bashing for sport has never lacked fans in the blogosphere, but questioning the president’s intelligence lately has gone mainstream.
Not invincible
Kansas should look at laws that could reduce the risks facing young drivers.
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
Although teenagers and many of their parents don’t want to admit it, accident statistics make a strong case for additional restrictions on young drivers.
Horoscopes
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Thursday, Aug. 24
Instincts not always reliable
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
Say this much for President Bush: He is not deaf to the inner whispers of his intuition.
Domestic violence charges most frequently dropped
Courts ‘not adept at handling’ cases
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
Domestic violence is one of the most common crimes around, and it can be one of the most serious: Three times in the last three years, a Lawrence-area woman has been killed and her boyfriend or partner charged in the death.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.79 at several locations.
Commentary: ‘Best ever’ often applied too loosely
August 24, 2006 in print edition on C2
My junior year in college there were two basketball courts outside my window where many afternoons “Big” Dan Kreft, a 7-footer who played on the varsity, would run the pavement.
Seabury boasts hard hitters
August 24, 2006 in print edition on C6
Craig Friedrichsen wasn’t about to shy away when asked what the strongest part of his team was during practice Monday.
KU provost suggests ‘holistic admission’
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University should look to more than just test scores, grades and high school class rank when deciding which students are ready for college, new Provost Richard Lariviere said Wednesday.
U.S. close to calling sanctions on Iran
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Bush administration said Wednesday a proposal by Iran for nuclear negotiations falls short of U.N. demands that it cease uranium enrichment, and the U.S. began plotting unspecified “next moves” with other governments.
Villager testifies in Saddam trial
August 24, 2006 in print edition on A5
A second day of drama unfolded Wednesday in the genocide trial of Saddam Hussein as a 45-year-old Kurdish villager cursed the former Iraqi dictator and his six co-defendants for the death and destruction they allegedly meted out 20 years ago during a seven-month campaign against Iraq’s Kurdish minority.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
August 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
Once again, students had enrolled in record numbers for the first day of the fall semester classes at Kansas University. The count on the Lawrence and Kansas City campuses for the initial session was listed at 24,526.