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6News Now for August 30
August 30, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, students return to work on schools, North Lawrence residents try to set up a Quiet Zone, and Mayor Amyx continues to push a sales tax proposal.
It’s official: North Lawrence will be “Jericho”
For the event, Gov. Sebelius will proclaim that North Lawrence will officially change it’s name for a day to Jericho
August 30, 2006
One of the show’s stars, Skeet Ulrich, will also attend the event Sept. 9.
Low turnout may result in new primary election date
The 18.2 percent participation rate was far below the previous record low turnout of 26 percent in 2002
August 30, 2006
Douglas County had the third lowest turnout in the state at 12.2 percent.
Only 1 candidate attends health forum
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
A would-be health care debate was whittled down to basically a one-candidate question-and-answer session Tuesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Prohibition’s last gasps
Thanks to a legislative change, McLouth has joined the cities where liquor is sold
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
In the state that spawned the hatchet-wielding temperance champion Carry Nation, Prohibition has had a longer legacy than almost anyone could imagine.
Commentary: Some athletes can’t avoid temptations
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C2
Drug users become addicts because of a quest. They experience the ethereal sensations of that first high, then squander worthwhile time trying to recapture it.
Daily ticker
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B8
Floridians relieved as Tropical Storm Ernesto loses punch
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
Tropical Storm Ernesto sloshed rather than slammed ashore - surprising forecasters by failing to strengthen Tuesday as it approached Florida.
People in the news
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Singing voice silenced ¢ Arnold files for divorce ¢ Beware of bogus Babs tickets
Bonds belts two in loss
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B4
Barry Bonds hit two homers in a game for the first time since 2004 and saved another one from going out of the park with his glove.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ heats up with fall clam recipes
August 30, 2006 in print edition on D3
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Clams: Chowder and More with Kathleen Hodge.”
Islamo-facism label emotional, misleading
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B10
Are we “at war with Islamic fascists”? That’s what President Bush said right after British police broke up a plot to blow up aircraft crossing the Atlantic.
West scrimmage gets season under way
August 30, 2006
The West Warhawks held their annual Watermelon Scrimmage Thursday and for the majority of the players it felt like the real thing.
Super Meier brothers
Kerry, Dylan put parents in awkward situation
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
Oh boy. This is quite the conundrum. On one hand, the Meier family can’t help but have a lot of pride that two of the boys are starting quarterbacks in the Big 12 Conference - Kerry Meier at Kansas University and Dylan Meier at Kansas State. But what should family members do Saturday, when the two in-state teams are both playing home games at the exact same time?
KU football notebook
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C3
Mangino didn’t name every true freshman who’s expected to skip a red-shirt, but Jake Sharp, Olaitan Oguntodu and Anthony Webb are three near-certainties. Mangino has said previously that Shar
Owners put Clutter House on the market
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B5
The site of the infamous Clutter family murders near Garden City is up for sale.
Hearing discussed by board
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins continues to be quiet about the Aug. 13 hearing with the NCAA, at the request of the Committee on Infractions. But he did briefly address the situation Tuesday at the Kansas Athletics, Inc., board meeting.
Keegan: Cornish could be top-tier
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
Jon Cornish, not one to tire easily, didn’t hesitate when asked to name his most tiring job during a football game.
Applicants wanted for journalism academy
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
The World Company and the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas University are seeking applications for the Citizen Journalism Academy.
Med Center faculty receive fellowships
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University on Tuesday awarded two KU Medical Center faculty members with W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Excellence.
New sewer districts under consideration
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
Douglas County commissioners plan a public hearing tonight to discuss establishing three sewer districts on the southeast edge of Lawrence.
City to fight Census Bureau count
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
It seems unlikely that the city is growing as slowly as the U.S. Census Bureau estimates, Lawrence planners told city commissioners Tuesday night.
Suspect accused in rabbit’s death faces felony charge
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence man charged with killing Melvin the lop-eared bunny is the first person to be prosecuted in Douglas County under a new state law that makes animal cruelty a felony.
Robbery suspect turns himself in
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
A 20-year-old Lawrence man wanted in the armed robbery of a Presto Convenience Store turned himself in Tuesday, Lawrence Police said.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.61 at several locations.
Governor to make plea for Perry Lake
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
The fight between the state and federal governments about water releases from Perry Lake will be waged at higher levels, it was announced Tuesday.
More ethanol triggers concern about accident management
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
The energized ethanol market has been an economic boon to Kansas but also is putting more hazardous cargo on the state’s railroads and highways, officials said Tuesday.
Conspiracy laws help take out drug ring
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence man is facing at least a decade in prison after admitting in federal court that he was what prosecutors call a “low-level courier” for a local crack cocaine dealing ring.
Home-school band seeks new members
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B3
The Encore Home School Band, Orchestra and Choir are now accepting members for the new school year. Rehearsals will begin in September. Home-schooled students from Lawrence and the area are welcome to join.
On the record
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
Topeka police shoot, kill suspect after chase
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
A Topeka man was shot to death Monday after leading police on a traffic chase, the city’s second deadly shooting by officers in nine months.
Crepe expectations
Made-to-order treats specialty of small Lawrence shop
August 30, 2006 in print edition on D1
A.B. Rials is singing just loudly enough to be heard over the crackling of the grill. He walks to his fridge, in step to the song in his head, to pull out more ingredients.
Scalia’s Turkey trip paid by KU
Supreme Court justice helped teach study abroad course
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
Kansas University’s School of Law footed the bill for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s 11-day trip to Istanbul last year, according to the justice’s financial disclosure report released Tuesday.
16 scholars named to Chancellors Club
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
Sixteen Kansas University students have received top honors as Chancellors Club scholars for 2006-07.
Jayhawks jump on ‘Roos early, sweep match
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
If there was one player who would have been the most jittery in the Kansas University volleyball home opener at Horejsi Family Athletics Center on Tuesday, the first guess would be true freshman Brittany Williams.
Katrina: mourning a year later
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
It was a day of remembrance, sorrow and renewal Tuesday for residents of New Orleans and other Gulf Coast cities as they marked the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Cooking Connection: Tempting tomato sauce is century-old family recipe
August 30, 2006
Cooking Connection is a Journal-World feature that prints favorite reader recipes. This week’s featured cook is Beverly Hornsby, Lawrence, with her recipe for chili sauce.
Nelson returning to Warriors
Golden State dumps Montgomery, hires former coach
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C2
The Golden State Warriors have lured Don Nelson back from retirement to see if he can fix a franchise that’s been broken ever since he left 111â2 years ago.
Seabury volleyball opens with two wins
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C5
Bishop Seabury’s volleyball season season got off to a quick start Tuesday. The Seahawks swept Kansas School for the Deaf, 25-17, 25-18, and Elwood, 25-20, 25-15.
Free State third at doubles invite
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C5
Maggie Hull and Rosie Hull finished second at No. 4 doubles to lead the Free State High girls tennis team to a third-place tie Monday at the Shawnee Heights Doubles Invitational.
LHS peppers goal in soccer triumph
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C5
Nine different Lions lit up the scoreboard in Lawrence High’s 9-1 soccer victory against Junction City on Tuesday.
Miles in town, honing game for NBA tryouts
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
Aaron Miles, who practiced with the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs last week, is spending this week running the floor with some of the best college players in the country - at his alma mater, Kansas University.
Tigers call up top ‘06 pick
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C5
That was quick.
Martin placed on PUP list
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C6
Curtis Martin will miss at least the first six weeks of the season. It could be the end of the 33-year-old running back’s career.
Commentary: T.O’s soap opera just getting started in Dallas
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C6
Cue the music and make sure Jerry Jones gets to makeup. While you’re at it, check wardrobe and see if they have a spare bicycle racing suit for Terrell Owens.
Shock’s Ford deflects recognition
Karl Malone’s daughter leads Detroit into WNBA finals against Sacramento
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C8
Cheryl Ford led the Detroit Shock back to the WNBA finals with a tenacious style that is reminiscent of her dad, 14-time NBA All-Star Karl Malone.
Rain plays havoc with second day of play
Only nine matches started at Open, but none come close to completion
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C8
Amelie Mauresmo wiped raindrops from her face, and Lleyton Hewitt nearly skidded into a split as bad weather played havoc with the U.S. Open on a stop-and-go Tuesday.
Computer theft boosts SecuriKey sales
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B8
When someone stole a Veterans Administration employee’s laptop computer - hardware containing sensitive personal identification data from 26.5 million vets - the phones in Bennett Griffin’s office above Massachusetts Street started lighting up.
Commodities
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B8
Intensive gardening yields fine crop of red bell peppers
August 30, 2006 in print edition on D1
For several years I have planted red bell peppers in the garden because they are so delicious but often are fairly expensive in the supermarket. It’s not unusual to see them priced as high as $3 apiece, which puts them out of the reach of most shoppers, at least on a regular basis.
Choose the right paint for a project
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B8
One way to save time and money on your next indoor painting project is to choose a product that can cover in a single coat. While this kind of hiding power is not typical, several of the interior paints we recently rated did a good job overall with a single coat.
Vandals trash K.C. museum, cause thousands in damage
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B12
Damage from vandalism to the Shoal Creek Living History Museum is expected to reach the thousands of dollars, officials said.
Suspect charged in multiple killings
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
A man suspected of killing seven prostitutes during the last five years was charged with murder Tuesday, and police said he is a suspect in as many as 14 deaths in the city since 1999.
Governor halts execution of killer
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
Gov. Mike Rounds halted South Dakota’s first execution in 59 years just hours before it was scheduled Tuesday, saying the state law detailing how to administer lethal drugs is obsolete.
Prosecutor defends extradition of Karr
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Colorado prosecutor admitted Tuesday officials didn’t check out John Mark Karr’s story until after they’d spent $10,000 flying him back from Thailand.
Satellite launches, planet probes planned
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
Russia plans to orbit at least 30 telecom satellites and launch probes to Mars and Venus under the federal space program for 2006-2015, a Russian Space Agency official said Tuesday.
Hurricane John strengthens in Pacific
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
Hurricane John’s outer bands lashed Mexico’s western coast Tuesday night as the powerful Category 3 storm threatened to cause flooding and ruin vacations in some Pacific resorts.
U.N. chief demands Israel end blockade of Lebanon
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called Israel’s air and sea blockade of Lebanon a “humiliation” Tuesday and demanded it be lifted. But Israel said it first needed assurances that forces deployed on the border can stop weapons shipments to Hezbollah.
Gonzales promotes ‘rule of law’ in Iraq
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
At least two dozen bodies, many bearing signs of torture, were found dumped in Shiite areas of Baghdad on Tuesday, and the government almost doubled the death toll from clashes this week between militiamen and Iraqi forces, saying 73 people had died.
Redman cuts down Twins
Lefty rides new pitch to sterling five-hit shutout
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C5
Mark Redman used a new pitch to beat his old team.
Iranian president challenges Bush to debate
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday challenged President Bush to a televised debate, a proposal the White House immediately dismissed as a “diversion.”
Eavesdroppers chronicle N.Y. musings
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A2
In a city of 8 million people, someone’s always saying something strange. And, odds are, someone is around to hear it.
Style trumps substance in ‘Justice’
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A2
As if there weren’t enough legal dramas on the air, “Justice” (8 p.m., Fox) debuts tonight. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (“CSI” and “Without a Trace”), “Justice” follows high-powered lawyer Ron Trott (Victor Garber) and his photogenic team of partners as they attempt to get “not guilty” pleas for their high-profile clients.
Poverty rate holds steady but uninsured ranks grow
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
Four years into an economic recovery, the number of people living in poverty has finally stopped climbing.
Chisox move ahead of Twins
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C4
Jermaine Dye homered and drove in four runs, and Joe Crede tied a career-high with four hits to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 12-9 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Tuesday night.
NTSB: Air traffic controller had back turned to plane
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A4
There was one air traffic controller on duty the morning Comair Flight 5181 crashed, and federal investigators said Tuesday that he cleared the jet for takeoff, then turned his back to do “administrative duties” as the aircraft went down the wrong runway.
Child porn collector gets 19-year sentence
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B4
A man who investigators said possessed the largest stash of child pornography ever discovered in Wichita was sentenced Tuesday to 19 years and seven months in federal prison.
Sebelius launches another school ad
Opponent says governor ‘glossy’ about education
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B4
Having already portrayed herself as driving the state toward better schools, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has a new TV campaign ad suggesting she brought order to a previously unruly legislative debate about education funding.
Kansas beats national average on SAT scores
U.S. results post biggest drop in 31 years
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B7
The high school class of 2006 recorded the sharpest drop in SAT scores in 31 years, a decline that the exam’s owner, the College Board, said was partly due to some students taking the newly lengthened test only once instead of twice.
Road-sealing projects under way in county
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
Chip-and-seal operations began this week on various county-maintained roads, said Keith Browning, Douglas County public works director.
Certain types of fish off-limits during pregnancy
August 30, 2006 in print edition on D2
Last week’s column made me start thinking about types of fish that pregnant and breast-feeding women should avoid. Could you help
Freight yard annexation up for voters’ approval
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
Voters will decide whether the city should annex BNSF Railway’s proposed freight yard, after the Gardner City Council voted Monday to put the issue on the Nov. 7 ballot.
Three more charged in jetliner terror plot
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
British police have arrested three more people in the alleged plot to blow up U.S.-bound airliners departing from London.
Safety measures
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B11
To the editor: There have been excellent safety measures taken to prevent more accidents at the Baldwin Junction!
Negative plan
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B11
To the editor: The proposed ordinance called “Retail Market Impact Analysis” is considered a tool to protect downtown and other areas by controlling retail projects of 50,000 square feet or more.
Ignored sign
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B11
To the editor: Help! On University Drive at Emery Road, there is a three-way stop
Diversion tactic
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B11
To the editor: MSNBC’s cable news-reporter Keith Olbermann, on his show “Countdown” (performing the lost art of investigative journalism), noted suspicious coincidences of 10 “terror alerts” following within 24-48 hours of public revelations of politically embarrassing, or criminally suspicious activities by the Bush administration.
Polygamist’s arrest crosses one off FBI’s top 10
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
After more than a year on the run and three months on the FBI’s Most Wanted List, the charismatic leader of a polygamous sect was captured during a routine traffic stop and now faces charges he arranged marriages between underage girls and older men.
How low will U.S. go?
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B11
One of the major issues at the center of the international debate on the Israeli response to the kidnapping of two of its soldiers by Hezbollah was that of “proportionality.” That principle, put in very simple terms, is that a nation should respond to a provocative act by another nation or group, with no more force than is necessary and in no events more than the force used against it. According to those who favor proportionality, if a nation is attacked by a small group of soldiers or militants, then the nation attacked ought not unleash the full force of its armed services in response.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 30, 1906: “Local merchants want to abolish the Old Home Week policy of closing downtown streets because it interferes with their business at busy times. Many say they have had big losses and want the streets kept open. : Chancellor Strong of the university says the school has grown from 500 to 800 courses in two years, with much more energy going to research. The Legislature is to be asked for $150,000 for an engineering building that is badly needed.”
Old home town - 40 years ago today
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B10
Burglars hit the Weaver Department Store here over the weekend and made off with an undetermined amount of the more expensive clothing from the racks. Walter Lister, assistant manager, said an inventory would be needed to determine the loss but said it would run high. Entrance was gained through a skylight grate.
Recovering New Orleans is still dancing
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B10
Here is how this city commemorates one of the most wrenching tragedies in history: It dances.
Smaller is better?
Some small private colleges in Kansas are thriving and providing some strong competition for state-assisted universities.
August 30, 2006 in print edition on B10
Is it only a coincidence that a resurgence in enrollment and support of private colleges in Kansas occurred almost simultaneously with the doubling of tuition at public universities under the Kansas Board of Regents umbrella?
Horoscopes
August 30, 2006 in print edition on D5
For Wednesday, Aug. 30
Newcomers hope to add to Bulldog attack
August 30, 2006
Tucked away behind construction machinery and stacks of building materials are the Southwest Junior High tennis courts. Prospective team members, coaches and spectators alike reach them only by taking a roundabout path on foot, past the construction area and behind temporary classroom trailers. The courts may be hidden, but they are definitely there.
Southwest volleyball looks to keep rolling
August 30, 2006
For over a decade the Southwest Bulldogs’ eighth and ninth-grade volleyball teams have been no strangers to success.
Kaw Valley soccer kicks off Club season
August 30, 2006
The Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. opened its Club and Recreation seasons on Saturday at Youth Sports Inc. The festivities, however, almost did not happen.
Gorillas get taste of game time against Mustangs
August 30, 2006
The Lawrence Youth Football sixth-grade Gorillas got their first taste of a game atmosphere Saturday, when they took part in a scrimmage with the Blue Valley North Mustangs. To go along with the real game atmosphere was some serious humidity.
Bennett’s hitting carrying Cardinals
August 30, 2006 in print edition on C5
Usually, Albert Pujols is the St. Louis hitter opposing teams worry about most. Right now the Cardinals’ most dangerous player may be Gary Bennett, a journeyman catcher playing for his seventh team in six seasons.
Violence grows after services for Pakistani tribal leader
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
A memorial service for a tribal chief killed in a raid by Pakistani army troops descended into violence Tuesday as mourners hurled grenades at police and burned dozens of shops.
Katrina survivors mourn, celebrate
August 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
One year ago, these were places of horror: The fetid convention center. The overwhelmed Superdome. The cracked levees, unleashing an unstoppable cascade of water.