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Lawrence smoking ban challenge goes to Supreme Court
August 28, 2006
City leaders said the ban will continue to be enforced.
6News Now for Aug. 28
August 28, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the Lawrence school board meets to set is budget for the school year, last spring’s gas leak at the Presto station could lead to statewide changes in how gas stations are inspected, and this could be one of the biggest years on record for migrating Monarchs.
Twenty-five candidates apply to be city manager
Names of the applicants have not been released
August 28, 2006
Interviews are expected to occur in the third or fourth week of September.
Codrescu to speak at Lied Center tonight
August 28, 2006
Andrei Codrescu, the MacCurdy Distinguished Professor of English at Louisiana State University, is a poet, novelist, essayist and screenwriter in addition to his work for NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
Kansas ‘Caveman’
Rivera voted captain
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
In addition to the intangibles, instructions and ideology of how to win football games on the defensive side of the ball, Kansas University’s senior linebackers last season passed an extra trait on to sophomore Mike Rivera - a cool moniker.
Lower lakes, higher concern
Corps releases raise Perry boaters’ anxiety
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A1
Boat owners at Perry Lake are seeking reassurance they won’t see a repeat of several years ago when they had to scramble to get their boats out because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released massive amounts of water from the lake.
Cicadas’ summer song hits high-volume pitch
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A1
Ah, the racket of unbridled courtship. No, it’s not the clamor of recently arrived Kansas University students. Rather, it is other loud, late-summer lovers: cicadas.
Good hygiene habits can keep contagious diseases at bay
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
Diseases can be everywhere. And they may be getting smarter. For example, doctors and researchers recently have focused on the growing frequency of the skin infection caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.
Firm’s Medicaid advice may backfire for state
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A1
Ten years ago, state welfare officials fell head-over-heels in love with Maximus, a Virginia-based consulting firm that knew how to coax millions of federal dollars out of the nation’s Medicaid program.
Wet weather shuts down annual music competition
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
The day the music died? More like the day the music got rained out.
Do-It-Yourself network descends upon Lawrence
August 28, 2006 in print edition on D1
It’s so frumpy it’s trendy. A series of events starting Wednesday is bringing the “do-it-yourself” craze to Lawrence.
Bennett slams Chicago
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C4
Gary Bennett won a game for St. Louis with two outs in the ninth for the second straight day, hitting a grand slam Sunday night to give the Cardinals a 10-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Talib suspended; Allen sidelined with knee injury
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s football team continues to take hits during the wild weeks of August preseason practices.
Detroit advances to WNBA finals
Shock bounces back from nine-point loss in Game Two, silence Sun, 79-55
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C2
An attitude adjustment made all the difference for the Detroit Shock, the newly crowned Eastern Conference champs.
Tiger wins fourth tourney in row
Woods sinks Cink on fourth playoff hole at Bridgestone
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C2
For three straight holes in a playoff, Tiger Woods could only stand to the side of the green and watch someone else control his fate Sunday at the Bridgestone Invitational.
Disney’s football movie proves ‘Invincible’ at box office
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A2
Football season started early as Mark Wahlberg’s “Invincible,” a Walt Disney tale about a real-life walk-on who signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1970s, debuted as the top weekend movie with $17 million.
Emmys honor ‘24,’ ‘The Office’ as prime-time’s best
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A2
The groundbreaking action series “24,” which turns one dangerous day into a season, found a satisfying end Sunday as it won three Emmys, including for best drama series and best actor for star Kiefer Sutherland.
Carbon monoxide suspected in 5 deaths
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
Five people, including two children, were found dead Sunday inside a South Florida home, likely victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, police said.
Missile defense system to be tested this week
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
The U.S. military will test its missile defense system Thursday, the fullest demonstration since a pair of tests grounded the program 18 months ago.
Billy Thomas signs with Serbian league
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University basketball guard Billy Thomas, who played for the NBA’s Washington Wizards last season, has signed a contract to play in Serbia this season.
NASA pushes decision on shuttle to today
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
Caught between a worrisome weather forecast and their need to launch the long-delayed space shuttle Atlantis mission, NASA officials will decide this morning whether to proceed with their countdown or to roll the shuttle back into its protective hangar.
Nationwide gas prices drop 15 cents per gallon
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
U.S. retail gas prices dropped 15 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, the sharpest decline in nearly a year, according to a survey released Sunday in Camarillo.
Tourists leave Keys ahead of storm
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
A hurricane watch was issued Sunday for the Florida Keys and Gov. Jeb Bush ordered a state of emergency in anticipation of Tropical Storm Ernesto.
Almanac’s winter forecast chilling
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
Americans shouldn’t expect Mother Nature to help with their heating bills this winter because it’s going to be nippy, according to the venerable Farmers’ Almanac.
Poll: Most Americans say U.S. not ready for another disaster
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
Their confidence shaken by Katrina, most Americans don’t believe the nation is ready for another major disaster, a new AP-Ipsos poll finds.
On the record
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B2
Baker ponders future
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C5
Manager Dusty Baker said Sunday he “sometimes” felt he had a future with the Chicago Cubs, and made it clear that sometimes he does not.
Phillies acquire Conine
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C5
Jeff Conine was traded to Philadelphia from the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, a deal that provides the Phillies with a solid right-handed bat and veteran leadership in their drive to earn a wild-card berth.
Quick! Grab the call-up prospects
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C5
The roster expansion date looms. What are you waiting for? Major league teams will add young talent from their farm systems on Sept. 1, and smart fantasy baseball owners already have future star Delmon Young stashed on their bench.
Lilly rebounds against Royals
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C5
This time, Ted Lilly gave up the ball without a fight. Lilly won in his first start since tussling with manager John Gibbons, and Bengie Molina hit a grand slam that led the Toronto Blue Jays over the Kansas City Royals 10-6 Sunday.
Broncos tarnish Kubiak’s return
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C8
Chalk this one up to mentor Mike Shanahan and a Broncos defense that befuddled Gary Kubiak’s offense in his first trip back to Denver as a head coach.t
Cowboys fine T.O.
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C8
Terrell Owens has finally pushed the Dallas Cowboys too far, drawing a $9,500 fine for missing a team meeting and a rehabilitation session and being late to an offensive meeting, The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday.
Weekend’s rainfall soaks Lawrence area
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence area received 5.35 inches of rain between Friday morning and Sunday evening, the National Weather Service said.
LHS grad, attorney to speak at breakfast
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
A U.S. Justice Department official who is a Lawrence High School alumnus will speak Thursday at a meeting of the Lawrence Schools Foundation.
Officer wins national award for anti-bullying campaign
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B8
A Leawood police officer who has won a national award for anti-bullying programs said he originally was motivated by troubles his own son was having with a bully.
Water tank collapse kills 45 at village fair
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
A water tank collapsed Sunday during a village fair in western India, killing 45 people who had climbed on top of it to watch a wrestling match, a news agency reported, citing a local official.
Hezbollah leader second-guesses capture
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah came close to admitting Sunday that his group had made a mistake when it kidnapped two Israeli soldiers on July 12 and set off 34 days of intense fighting.
Hali right at home in first game
Chiefs’ first-rounder shines against Rams
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C8
Tamba Hali, who missed the Chiefs’ first two preseason games because of sore ribs, sported a stunned smile after his first NFL game.
Short runway blamed in crash
49 die in Kentucky after plane disaster
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A1
In the minutes after Comair Flight 5191 barreled off a runway and burst into flames, snapping trees along its path, the only question worth asking was how to save the 50 people aboard.
Pump patrol
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Wave of violence kills at least 50
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
A wave of bomb attacks and shootings swept Iraq on Sunday, killing dozens of people despite a massive security operation in the capital and appeals from Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for an end to sectarian fighting.
Obama promises help on visit to one of Africa’s biggest slums
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
Sen. Barack Obama on Sunday visited one of the world’s worst slums, where he told residents he wants everyone in America to know about their plight and promised to push the U.S. and Kenyan government to help.
Iran tests anti-ship missile
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iran tested a new anti-ship missile fired by a submarine during war games Sunday, raising worries it could disrupt vital oil tanker traffic in the Persian Gulf amid its standoff with the West about its suspect nuclear activities.
Week of ‘Guilty Pleasures’ ahead
August 28, 2006 in print edition on D2
They’re tacky, out of fashion, uncool and irresistible. They’re the “101 Guiltiest Guilty Pleasures” (8 p.m., E!), coming your way every night this week.
YouTube must-sees
August 28, 2006 in print edition on D1
Want to make an evening pass by quickly? Type “Lawrence, Kansas” into the search engine at YouTube.com. That should be enough to keep you occupied for a while.
YouTube makes the video star
Internet site revives Lawrence shows from ‘80s, ‘90s
August 28, 2006 in print edition on D1
Steve Silvestri would like to think of himself as a visionary, but the truth is he had no idea something called YouTube would ever be invented.
Special group
In its 50-year history, the Arc of Douglas County has seen - and helped initiate - many changes in the lives of people with developmental disabilities.
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
The 50th anniversary of the Arc of Douglas County is a wonderful opportunity to honor the role this organization has played in the lives of so many local families and individuals.
Ahead of schedule
As much as many Lawrence residents complain about ongoing road work, it’s nice to note a project that is finished ahead of schedule.
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
Contractors and city officials deserve a pat on the back for the quick completion of the downtown waterline replacement project.
Third Kansan dies from West Nile virus
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
A retired civil engineer from Hesston who helped build the Alaska pipeline has died from the West Nile virus - the third Kansan to die from the disease this year.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 28, 1906: “Five more jointists have been caught and run into jail by Marshal Kincaid, Sheriff Woodward and six police men and deputies.
We pulled together till we got it done’
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
The last time we saw Barry Turner, he was single-handedly sweeping up this town, an hour and change north of New Orleans.
Saddam trial reveals hidden history
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
Change is news, and the important news from the second trial of Saddam Hussein is this: The U.S. government is helping expose the ex-dictator’s genocidal assault on Kurdish tribesmen instead of helping hide it.
Texas clout minimal in ‘06
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B7
For the first time in a half-century, Texas looms as a nonplayer in the 2008 presidential race.
Japan ready for new role
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B7
Ever since Commodore Perry’s black ships entered the harbor here in 1853, the Japanese have wondered whether their nation could modernize without becoming thoroughly Westernized.
On the money
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A8
Starting a small business involves a fair amount of pre-planning. Several good workbooks and guides can help a small-business entrepreneur sort out the start-up process road map:
County to proclaim National Payroll Week
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A8
Workers earn their paychecks, and the workers who make sure that workers get their paychecks will be up for some special recognition today at the Douglas County Courthouse.
Loans offered for women, minorities
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A8
The Farm Service Agency is offering loans for farm operations and for farm ownership to women and members of minority groups who want to buy or run a family farm.
Is the loud boss a lousy boss?
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A8
Q: I am an office manager for a family-owned business. My boss yells at the managers, employees, myself and his wife. He has a very bad temper. He told me the other day that I was stupid and silly.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
Popular trumpeter Al Hirt confirmed plans to perform at the Kansas University homecoming show here Nov. 5.
Ex-player killed in crash
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C5
A former Kentucky baseball player who played in the minor leagues was among the 49 people killed when a commuter jet crashed during take off Sunday at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky.
YouTube must-sees featuring Lawrence
August 28, 2006
Want to make an evening pass by quickly?
Gripping impression
A few tips on etiquette can help employees make a :gripping impression
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A8
Put your name tag on your right shoulder. Ladies, don’t let it hang on that lanyard. Think about where people have to look to see your name!
Environmental firm wins chamber award
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A8
After a year spent clearing hundreds of New Orleans drainage basins following Hurricane Katrina, hauling away lead-laden soil from dozens of homes in Omaha and preparing to help on a project assessing the inner workings of each and every building on all U.S. Air Force installations worldwide, a Lawrence consulting company is about to clean up.
Assistant joins chiropractic office
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A8
Katy Hierl has joined The Chiropractic Experience: A Creating Wellness Center as a chiropractic assistant.
KU soccer game canceled because of unsafe field
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas’ second game of the season was canceled because of rain Sunday. Kansas was scheduled to play Loyola Marymount at 1 p.m. at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Vaunted K.C. recruit commits to Louisville
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C3
George Goode, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound high school senior forward from Raytown, Mo., has orally committed to play basketball at Louisville.
Doing the rim to rim
Grand Canyon scene of epic hike
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C6
The straight-line distance from the north to the south rims of the Grand Canyon is about 10 miles. By road, it’s a 51รข2-hour, 220-mile drive.
U.S. rolls to 30-point win
Bogut shines for Australia
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C8
Look out, world. The United States routed Australia 113-73 Sunday, sending an unmistakable message to the FIBA world championships: This isn’t the team that proved an embarrassment in recent international competitions.
Historians to tour Bleeding Kansas-era sites
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
It’s been nearly 10 years since Len Riedel traveled along the Kansas-Missouri border following the route a Confederate general and his men took while fighting the Civil War.
Rogers rescues Detroit, 7-1
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C4
Kenny Rogers put on a pitching performance that Detroit desperately needed and the Tigers backed him with four home runs, beating the Cleveland Indians 7-1 Sunday and ending a four-game losing streak.
Poker drama at Camp Hellmuth
Phil makes final table after well-timed fold
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C3
I have now done three of my fantasy camps - Camp Hellmuth - at Caesars Palace, with CH III being the last one for at least a few years. The response at each of them was amazing!
All eyes on Agassi as whirlwind career closes
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
It’s 104 degrees in the desert, the Earth brown and baked, and a 15-year-old African-American girl is chilling out in the atrium of the school that has changed her life, talking about the days and years ahead.
Keegan: Defense full of defects
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
It sounds good when you hear it, so you repeat it to someone who repeats it to someone else. No one stops to challenge the worthiness of the original statement.
Volunteer center seeks assistant
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B2
Roger Hill Volunteer Center seeks an AmeriCorps member for service during the 2006-2007 program year.
Rec calendar
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C6
Waterline break closes East Heights program
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
A waterline on the campus of East Heights Early Childhood Center, 1430 Haskell Ave., burst Sunday afternoon, forcing the cancellation of classes there today.
Fox News journalists freed after 2 weeks in captivity
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
Two Fox News journalists were freed in good condition Sunday after being held by kidnappers in the Gaza Strip for nearly two weeks, the longest-lasting abduction of foreigners in the chaotic Palestinian enclave in recent years.
Events calendar
August 28, 2006
Horoscopes
August 28, 2006 in print edition on A8
For Monday, Aug. 28
Tee time for high schools
Seniors set to pave way for Lions, Firebirds
August 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
A softball player and a three-year varsity golfer, senior Samantha Hayes should guide the Lawrence girls golf team this year.
Resident to sound off on dog ordinance
August 28, 2006 in print edition on B2