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Small community, growing faith
Church in Worden expands with new facility for congregation
August 26, 2006 in print edition on D1
Drive on U.S. 56 west of Baldwin Junction, past some farmhouses, barns and fields, and you’ll eventually get to a brand-new, $1.1 million shiny metal building that bucks a nationwide trend.
Rain abbreviates LHS victory
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C6
With dark ominous clouds above him, Lawrence High’s William Nagengast scored a goal at the 24:49 mark to break a scoreless tie in the second half Friday night. Less than four minutes later, Sunflower League officials suspended the game due to lightning.
Engineers study work on levees
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
Despite significant improvements to levees and floodwalls in New Orleans, if Katrina hit again, the city would not be fully protected.
Renovations rampant in Big 12
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C1
A brick facade and a glassed-in entryway welcome visitors to the Missouri football offices. And that’s just the outside.
Hudson takes reins
New coach leads Lions; Firebirds eye regional return
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C1
Steve Hudson, Lawrence High’s new girls tennis coach, certainly has the background to take over for former coach Dick Wedel, who retired last season after 34 years of coaching.
Man given 11 years in transgender death
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
A 23-year-old man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the killing of a transgender teen was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Friday.
Ready or not, it’s Emmy time
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A2
“Child Star Confidential” (4 p.m. today, E!) returns with a guilty-pleasure look at TV princesses, the femme fatales of the small screen who launched a thousand magazine spreads, gossip columns and “where are they now?” articles.
Housing, fuel costs strain shoppers
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B5
Fresh evidence shows that high energy prices and sagging home values are pinching the main driver of the U.S. economy - the Average Joe’s wallet.
Society calendar
August 26, 2006 in print edition on D5
Scouting news
August 26, 2006 in print edition on D5
FCE news
August 26, 2006 in print edition on D5
Around and about
August 26, 2006 in print edition on D3
On the record
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B2
Too much hype’ about ISU winner, Webb says
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C1
Everybody remembers Scott Webb’s game-winning field goal against Iowa State last season. But how many recall Webb’s game-losing field-goal attempt against Texas Tech the year before?
Essayist to share thoughts at KU
NPR columnist Codrescu will launch Hall Center series
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
What is the provocative poet, novelist and National Public Radio columnist Andrei Codrescu up to these days?
A year later, Katrina’s devastation won’t keep Kansan away
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
You don’t need an anniversary to remind Jennifer Raney about Hurricane Katrina.
After booting 77-yarder, Tucker focuses on hang time
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University punter Kyle Tucker, who averaged 42.9 yards per attempt last season, unleashed a 77-yarder against Texas Tech on Oct. 1 in Lubbock.
Strong second half lifts KU over Furman
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C6
Kansas University soccer coach Mark Francis was visibly upset when he lashed out to his team at halftime. The Jayhawks led by one and, in his mind, were playing sluggish.
KDOT may get ultimate say on Lecompton bridge project
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Department of Transportation may have to break the stalemate between Douglas and Jefferson counties about whether to close the Kansas River bridge at Lecompton when repairs are made next year.
Mass St. fully back in business
Project that closed lanes wraps up early
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
Bye-bye barricades. Massachusetts Street once again is a fully functioning, two-way street as construction crews working on a downtown waterline project removed barricades and fencing Friday morning - more than two weeks ahead of schedule.
Plan in the works for downtown homecoming bash
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
It just seems like a good time to have a party. The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is seeking to team with the Kansas University Alumni Association, the city and downtown businesses to close a portion of Eighth Street on the Friday before KU’s homecoming football game to have a bash to celebrate one of Lawrence’s busier weekends.
Peoples Bank answers Headquarters’ call for help
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B5
Headquarters Counseling Center, which operates a 24-hour help line for suicide prevention, drug counseling and other issues, had its own financial call for help answered by a Lawrence-based bank.
City still waiting for billions in aid
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
First came the floodwaters, then the paperwork. Billions of promised federal dollars to fix New Orleans’ crumbling infrastructure have gone largely untapped a year after Hurricane Katrina. City officials complain that a snarl of red tape, restrictions and unexpectedly high costs have kept hundreds of public buildings in disrepair, streets pocked with potholes and most parks too dirty for children to play.
Social service agencies issue call to restock pantries for needy
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
The cupboards are almost bare at Lawrence’s charity food pantries because of dwindling summer donations.
KU basketball tryouts set
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C6
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will hold walk-on tryouts at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15, in Allen Fieldhouse.
Lawrence Datebook
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B2
Government needs to reconcile rival sects, Rumsfeld says
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A9
The presence of several thousand extra U.S. troops in Baghdad in recent weeks showed that sectarian violence can be quelled by force of arms. But Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the gains will be lost unless the Iraqi government reconciles rival religious sects.
Global warming may be faster version of ancient heat wave
Ancient hot spell occurred about 55M years ago
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A5
It was one of the greatest calamities of all time: Something turned up the Earth’s thermostat, touching off a monstrous heat wave that killed many animals and drove others far from their homes to seek cooler climes.
Justice: Northwest flight attendants can’t strike
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A4
Northwest Airlines fliers can travel without fear that a strike by flight attendants will derail their plans, at least for now.
KU volleyball wins opener
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C6
Senior Jana Correa set a career high for attack percentage in the first game of her final season with the Kansas University volleyball team.
Butler denied again
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University football player Eric Butler continues to fight for more eligibility - and continues to lose.
Ruth an enigma 58 years after death
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C2
Barry Bonds hit his 715th home run on May 28 and headlines all over the country blared the news. “Bye-bye, Babe.”
Woods makes move at Bridgestone
Tiger fires 64, leads Love by one despite wacky finish
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C2
Tiger Woods hit a 9-iron over the clubhouse roof and escaped with a bogey because the ball was not marked out-of-bounds on the final hole of an otherwise stellar second round at the Bridgestone Invitational on Friday.
Judge denies shooter’s request for leniency
Lawrence teen sentenced to prison for September 2005 incident
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B3
Douglas County District Court Judge Paula Martin on Friday rejected a request for leniency from a convicted shooter and sentenced her to serve two years and eight months in prison.
La. Supreme Court upholds hurricane insurance laws
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Louisiana Supreme Court on Friday upheld two new state laws giving policyholders more time to sue their insurers or file claims over damage from hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Senator: ‘FEMA is a four-letter, dirty word’
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
U.S. Sen. Trent Lott thinks America sees Mississippians in a different light because of the resilience and courage residents displayed after Hurricane Katrina.
Fla. lawmaker: Failing to elect Christians will ‘legislate sin’
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A7
Rep. Katherine Harris said this week that God did not intend for the United States to be a “nation of secular laws” and that a failure to elect Christians to political office will allow lawmaking bodies to “legislate sin.”
Obama meets president, cheering crowds
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A8
Sen. Barack Obama met Kenya’s president and survivors of a terrorist bombing and was greeted by cheering crowds wherever he went Friday on his first visit to his father’s native land since he was elected.
1st ship docks in capital after 11 years of disuse
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A8
Several hundred people Friday greeted the first ship to dock at the main port in Somalia’s capital in 11 years, the latest sign the city’s Islamic fundamentalist rulers are trying to restore confidence after more than a decade of anarchy.
Official upbeat about kidnapped journalists
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A8
With a 72-hour deadline approaching, a senior Palestinian security official said Friday he saw the “first promising signs” in efforts to free two Fox journalists who were abducted in Gaza nearly two weeks ago.
2 more arrested in attempted bombings
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A8
Police arrested a third suspect Friday in connection with a failed attempt to blow up two trains, while Lebanese authorities picked up a fourth man believed to have been involved, officials said.
Tropical Storm Ernesto forms over Caribbean
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A8
Tropical Storm Ernesto formed Friday over the Caribbean as it moved toward Jamaica and the Cayman Islands and could develop into the first hurricane of the 2006 Atlantic season, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Iran to be questioned on response to incentives
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A8
The European Union said Friday it will prod Iran to clarify questions about its lukewarm response to a package of economic incentives designed to get the country to suspend uranium enrichment.
Titans’ Jones charged with disorderly conduct
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C8
Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was arrested outside a bar early Friday and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
Patriots give Branch one week to seek trade
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C8
The New England Patriots gave receiver Deion Branch a week to seek a trade Friday as his holdout entered its 29th day.
Giants’ Manning has off night, but defense doesn’t
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C8
With the Giants defense playing so well, Eli Manning can afford to have an off day.
Chiefs hope to make statement against Rams
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C8
Sure, it’s only the preseason, and sure, preseason wins and losses are as meaningless in the NFL as last month’s weather report.
Team USA has all-star coaches
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C9
Every once in a while, Jim Boeheim has the urge to jump off the bench and call a play or lecture the referees.
Mid-major recruiting still tough
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C9
Jim Larranaga still talks about George Mason’s incredible Final Four run everywhere he goes - at fundraisers and camps, around coaches and especially when he’s recruiting.
Fightin’ Indians ready to hit someone else
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C9
For the past three weeks, the Haskell Indian Nations football team has done nothing but hit each other. Tonight, that will change, when the Indians face Peru State at 7 p.m. at Haskell, in both teams’ season opener.
Diplomat charged with bribery in visa scheme
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
A veteran U.S. diplomat will spend the weekend in jail on charges he traded work visas for lavish dinners, New York City hotel rooms, jewelry and Las Vegas trips with exotic dancers.
Sowers towers over Tigers
Rookie lefty leads Cleveland past struggling Detroit
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C4
Their big lead in the division has dwindled, their road record has dropped and their confidence is drooping.
Man kills mall worker, is then killed by police
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
A man shot and killed a Victoria’s Secret employee Friday evening in a mall, and an off-duty police officer fatally shot him in the parking lot as he tried to escape, officials said.
Mental evaluation set for shooting suspect
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
A man accused of killing two people and wounding two others in a shooting rampage that began at his ex-girlfriend’s home and continued at an elementary school pleaded not guilty Friday, while a prosecutor said the suspect confessed to the crimes.
Deadly storms bring twisters, hail to northern Plains states
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
Lumber from obliterated buildings was scattered among corn stalks, concrete foundations were exposed where houses once stood and silos were crushed like empty aluminum cans after deadly storms swept across the northern Plains with twisters and large hail.
Army reviews find few disparities
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
A new review of reports on Army soldiers killed in combat has uncovered none that differ significantly from the information initially given to family members, Army officials said Friday.
Judge issues gag order in Ramsey case
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
John Mark Karr’s attorney filed a flurry of paperwork Friday to keep the JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect’s handwriting and DNA under wraps.
State awards new Medicaid contracts
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B2
Two new providers have been hired to deliver health care to 160,000 Kansans under Medicaid and HealthWave, it was announced Friday.
Tip leads to arrest in store robbery
Police still seek 2nd ‘person of interest’
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
An anonymous tip from a caller - delivered through the county’s Crime Stoppers hot line - helped catch a suspect in Thursday night’s armed robbery at a Lawrence convenience store.
Pilot dies in crash of experimental glider
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
The pilot of an experimental aircraft was killed Friday afternoon when the plane crashed shortly after takeoff.
Sheriff’s office rules death as suicide
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
The death of a 40-year-old Olathe woman found April 30 in a burned-out car near Rock Creek Boat Ramp at Clinton Lake officially has been ruled a suicide.
Baker player eligible
August 26, 2006 in print edition on C6
Baker University senior linebacker Jeremiah Gress has been granted an extra year of eligibility by the NAIA National Eligibility Committee.
Ex-President Ford has angioplasty procedure
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
Former President Ford underwent his second heart procedure in a week at the Mayo Clinic when stents were placed into two of his coronary arteries to increase blood flow, his spokeswoman said Friday.
Lawrence Republican joins Kline campaign
As co-chairman, Wells hopes to bridge GOP’s ideological gap
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
Prominent Lawrence Republican Kim Wells has been named co-chairman of Atty. Gen. Phill Kline’s re-election campaign, it was announced Friday.
TV focuses on Katrina anniversary
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A2
The force of Hurricane Katrina will be felt once again on television, with a rush of newscasts and specials about the Gulf Coast disaster that claimed more than 1,300 lives a year ago.
Wild West World attraction opens
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B8
The first attraction of Wild West World, a theme park in suburban Wichita that eventually will include 25 rides and other features, officially has opened.
People in the news
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ S. Africa investment scam uses Oprah Winfrey’s name ¢ John Mayer to perform on ‘CSI’ season premiere ¢ Elton John wants to make hip-hop album with Dr. Dre
Commodities
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B5
Faith briefs
August 26, 2006 in print edition on D8
Castaways return home to swarm of media, family, friends
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A8
When three fishermen returned home Friday after a miraculous ordeal at sea, the questions from this city’s boisterous news corps didn’t focus on the Hemingway-like details of their nine months adrift, an accidental 5,000-mile journey from the Mexican port of San Blas.
American Muslim women assert rights through Islamic marriage contracts
August 26, 2006 in print edition on D8
Should anything go wrong in her marriage, Zaynab Abdul-Razacq is confident her rights will be well-protected. Her husband has guaranteed it - in writing.
Deaths decline as ‘citizen soldiers’ play smaller role
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A9
The death toll among National Guard and Reserve troops in Iraq has plunged this year as citizen soldiers play a smaller combat role against an insurgency that increasingly targets Iraqis.
Quiet Ozarks county shocked by church sex abuse case
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B4
Residents of a southwest Missouri county best known for canoe streams and its yearly Jesse James festival were in shock Friday about allegations that children were ritually abused at a remote church community known to few before the case broke.
Judge blocks law banning violent video game sales
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A4
A state law that would ban sales of violent video games to minors violates free speech rights and cannot be enforced, a judge ruled.
FBI: Dynamite found in bag; 6 other incidents disrupt flights
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A4
A stick of dynamite was found in a college student’s checked luggage on a Continental Airlines flight from Argentina, one of seven security incidents Friday that caused U.S. flights to be diverted, evacuated, searched or delayed.
Club news
August 26, 2006 in print edition on D3
Military news
August 26, 2006 in print edition on D3
Where to write
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B7
U.S. has bright future in space
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B7
Space Shuttle Atlantis is poised to launch Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Its crew is ready to attempt one of the most ambitiously scheduled, jam-packed missions in the history of the space program, resuming construction of the International Space Station.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 26, 1906: “Alban Stewart has been heard from. He is a graduate of Kansas University who for several years has been connected with the Smithsonian Institution and who for a year has been identified with the expedition sent out by the California Academy of Science to the Galapagos Islands.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B6
An inquisition into the Aug. 11 murder of a Topeka woman in rural Douglas County was designed to call three witnesses to explain what they knew of the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting.
Positive process
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Wednesday’s “Scary figure” editorial was laughable, implying retailers and businesses choose a community based on whether or not they like its planning process. One would think population, location, income and education level carry a bit more weight.
Healthy goal
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: As a citizen of one of the wealthiest nations in the world, I am profoundly disturbed that the United States is the only industrialized nation that fails to control health care costs and guarantee coverage via a national health program - and that our legislators are not addressing this issue as the crisis that it is for a rapidly growing number of U.S. families.
Pluto pride
Let’s not grieve too soon and too hard about the alleged demotion of Pluto.
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B6
Let’s declare a moratorium on mourning the demise of the planet Pluto.
Faith forum: Can a person be faithful to God without attending a church?
August 26, 2006 in print edition on D1
¢ Faith is more about your ethics and morals ¢ If you are a believer, go to church
Equal Rites’ still a work in progress
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B6
So, once more, we prepare to celebrate Aug. 26, the anniversary of the passage of women’s suffrage, in our own special way. Our one-woman jury gathers in the shadow of our foremothers to dispense the much-coveted Equal Rites Awards to those who have done their best over the past year to set back the cause of women.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
August 26, 2006 in print edition on B6
The Lawrence City Commission still was debating standards for sign-building and maintenance here. The issue was triggered by too many nonconforming signs that had drawn a recent surge of public criticism.
Girl escaped while captor made call
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A8
It was just another order by the man who had enslaved her for eight years, this time to vacuum his car. But Natascha Kampusch glimpsed a tiny window of opportunity - then bolted to freedom while her abductor was busy with a cell phone call.
European peacekeepers arrive to help Lebanon
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A8
Some 150 French army engineers landed Friday at Naqoura in southern Lebanon, and expectations rose that thousands of peacekeepers would follow quickly after European nations answered the U.N. appeal for a major contribution to an expanded international force.
Horoscopes
August 26, 2006 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, Aug. 26
Iraqis loot base after Britons leave
August 26, 2006 in print edition on A9
Iraqis looted a military base vacated by British troops and stripped it of virtually everything removable Friday, an indication of possible future trouble for U.S.-led coalition forces hoping to hand over security gradually to the Iraqi government.