Archive for Sunday, January 1, 2006

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Warm, cloudy start to 2006
January 1, 2006
The New Year will be welcomed in with more of the unseasonably warm weather the area’s been experiencing lately, with the high today expected to reach 57 under partly cloudy skies.
Chief justice wants pay raises for judges
January 1, 2006
In his first year-end assessment of the federal judiciary, Chief Justice John Roberts urged Congress to increase judicial pay to help keep good judges on the bench and to recruit new ones.
Eight killed in Christian market attack
January 1, 2006
Suspected Islamic militants set off a powerful bomb packed with nails Saturday at a busy market frequented by Christians, killing eight people and wounding 45 as they bought pork for New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Released British hostage plans to continue helping Palestinians
January 1, 2006
A British human rights activist released by Gaza kidnappers said Saturday she would stay in the region despite threats by militants to seize more foreigners, as Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas warned the growing lawlessness is hurting economic development and statehood aspirations.
Ukraine rejects Russia’s gas price offer
January 1, 2006
Ukraine rejected Russia’s last-minute offer to delay briefly a crippling increase in natural gas prices late Saturday, opening the possibility that Moscow could turn off the taps as early as today.
K.C. ends grim year for murder
January 1, 2006
After 13 years with the Kansas City Police Department and having just closed a bloody year that had five killings in its first 26 hours, homicide Detective James Agnew has a simple wish for 2006.
New Medicare era starts today
January 1, 2006
Medicare’s prescription drug coverage rolls out Sunday, a benefit being hailed as the most significant advance in the program’s 40-year history.
Lawrence commuter report
January 1, 2006
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Offices announce holiday hours
January 1, 2006
Government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed Monday in observance of New Year’s Day. All city, county and state offices will be closed, as will federal offices in the General Services Administration and the federal courts.
An artful approach to the new year
January 1, 2006
Happy new year! If you’re like a lot of people, you’ll come out of your late-night fog this morning, realize it really is 2006 and immediately begin to re-evaluate your goals and reshuffle your priorities.
James helps Cavaliers solve Pistons; Suns stop Bulls in OT
January 1, 2006
LeBron James scored 30 points with seven rebounds and seven assists Saturday in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 97-84 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
FEMA dumps 400,000 liters of donated water
January 1, 2006
A million cans of drinking water donated for hurricane relief ended up at a scrap-metal business in Balch Springs, Texas, where the water was dumped into a sewer.
Russia assumes Group of Eight presidency
January 1, 2006
President Vladimir Putin’s push to revive Russian global clout reaches a symbolic milestone today when Moscow assumes the rotating presidency of the Group of Eight industrial nations.
Lawrence datebook
January 1, 2006
Death toll from violent eviction rises to 25
January 1, 2006
Several Sudanese migrants injured when Egyptian police violently cleared a ramshackle camp died later from their wounds, raising the death toll from the clash to 25, a security official said Saturday.
Benton airport growing
January 1, 2006
The runway has been widened and repaved and hangars replaced since three couples bought the airport in this southern Kansas town a year and a half ago.
Colorado angler hits cutthroat jackpot
January 1, 2006
To call this trout a lunker would be an understatement: 33 inches long, 17 pounds, 2.6 ounces.
President vows that country will open up
January 1, 2006
China’s president vowed Saturday that his country would continue to open up and reform in 2006, pursuing a goal of peaceful development as it plays a bigger role on the world stage.
Kidnappers release five German hostages
January 1, 2006
Yemeni kidnappers released a former German diplomat and his four family members Saturday, the diplomat’s wife told The Associated Press.
Former mayor may take over Harlem Boys Choir
January 1, 2006
Former New York Mayor David Dinkins is considering taking over the cash-strapped Harlem Boys Choir, now hobbling without a staff and facing eviction by the city.
Poet’s showcase
January 1, 2006
End of the Line, By Susan Carman
Two more days slated for tree collection
January 1, 2006
City crews will once again collect live Christmas trees from Lawrence residents to use for wildlife habitat and erosion control.
Have Medicare questions?
January 1, 2006
A coordinator for Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas will present information in Lawrence for seniors on the new Medicare prescription drug program.
Subway workers stage New Year’s Eve strike
January 1, 2006
London subway workers walked out Saturday in a 24-hour strike timed to cripple the Underground during New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Vermeil to step down
Chiefs coach reveals plans at team meeting
January 1, 2006
Dick Vermeil told the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday that he would retire as coach at the end of the season.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
January 1, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 1, 1906: “The new year will bring many changes in rural mail delivery in the area and there are sure to be some who do not like it. The post office says the reorganization is necessary.”
What are you reading?
January 1, 2006
Dance ensemble coming to Lied Center
January 1, 2006
The Lied Center will present TAP DOGS, an Australian dance ensemble with industrial-strength vitality, at a 7:30 p.m. show Jan. 24.
After dismal ‘05, let’s hope for upswing in ‘06
January 1, 2006
What a year that was - 2005! It’s surely a year that George Bush is glad to see past, since his path politically was mostly downhill from Inauguration Day onward. The president was still standing at year’s end, but no longer were Democrats intimidated by him and no longer were Republicans in automatic lockstep.
E.M.U. Theatre announces auditions
January 1, 2006
E.M.U. Theatre is planning auditions for three dramatic works to be performed March 17 and March 24 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Loss of small civilities signals societal decline
January 1, 2006
A billboard advertising one of Kansas City’s most exclusive and expensive stores shows a young man with a knit watch cap, a pea jacket and a stubble of beard along with the message: “Clothing with an edge.” It struck me as curious that this shrine to elegance, sophistication and aristocratic taste would offer clothes that can be purchased in the cheapest discount bazaar. And I wondered: Have members of the underclass become the arbiters of style? Are there no longer any gentlemen to cater to, no dandies, no fops?
Hookah bars find a place in American culture
January 1, 2006
The Rabbit Hole is a maze of sofas and sectionals, mismatched, some worn to threads in places, full of soft spots that sink low to the ground. The lighting is low and dim; the music is usually alternative rock, played at a volume to match the light.
Moderates plan forum
January 1, 2006
A forum called “Take Back Kansas: How We Can Move Kansas Back to the Middle, and Why it Matters” will be next month at Plymouth Congregational Church.
On the record
January 1, 2006
Storms cause flooding; evacuations urged
January 1, 2006
A powerful storm sent rivers and creeks over their banks and into cities and set off mudslides that blocked major highways across Northern California on Saturday. At least a dozen people had to be rescued from the rushing water, and forecasters were warning of another storm today.
Review: ‘Niagara River’ poems hit many levels
January 1, 2006
Much of the pleasure that comes from reading Kay Ryan ( “The Niagara River,” $13) involves just looking at the poem on the page and seeing how well put-together it is, how sound and sense aren’t simply joined but fused.
Global powers in a state of transition
January 1, 2006
Leaders make history before history turns around to unmake them. New Year’s 2006 finds once again - as Adam said to Eve on leaving the Garden of Eden - that we live in a time of transition.
U.S. military chief: Quick decision could speed up troop withdrawal
January 1, 2006
Iraqis could help hasten plans to withdraw some American forces by settling quickly on a new government, the U.S. military chief said Saturday, as politicians continued to wrangle over fraud allegations lodged by Sunni Arabs.
Coaching carousel ready to start spinning
January 1, 2006
By noon Monday, the Houston Texans likely will have called a select number of candidates to arrange interviews for their newly vacated coaching job. Names may include Gary Kubiak, Jerry Gray, Gregg Williams and/or Mike Martz.
More of the middle class takes tax hit
Big deductions, family can trigger AMT
January 1, 2006
You’ve probably seen the news by now: Tax bills will jump this year for 15 million more American taxpayers - unless Congress gets around to fixing the alternative minimum tax.
Amtrak train arrives in N.Y. 25 hours late
January 1, 2006
The Amtrak train that was delayed for more than 24 hours finally pulled into Penn Station on Saturday - long after many passengers had run out of toilet paper, food and patience.
Poll: Where do you get your dose of culture?
January 1, 2006
In Lawrence, opportunities for consuming the arts are nearly endless.
Republicans, Democrats have key choices to make
January 1, 2006
The presidential campaign is still a ways off. That’s good, because there’s plenty to do to get ready.
Huskies’ home run halted
January 1, 2006
Hassan Adams scored a career-high 32 points - including eight points and consecutive three-pointers in the two overtimes - and Arizona snapped the nation’s longest homecourt winning streak with a 96-95 victory over No. 7 Washington
Remarkable survivor story found in tale of harrowing shipwreck near Sahara
January 1, 2006
Those who lived defied the most extreme odds. Those who survived had a story to tell that almost no one believed.
No biggie for Cincy; different story for K.C.
January 1, 2006
As usual, Cincinnati goes into the last game of the regular season with little to play for. What’s unusual - downright rare - is why.
Buffs’ streak hits eight; Sooners survive Tide
January 1, 2006
Martane Freeman had 17 points and nine rebounds as Colorado extended its winning streak to eight with an 83-65 victory over struggling Dartmouth on Saturday.
Commentary: Saints owner takes credit, but none due
January 1, 2006
He stood there and looked into the cameras and tried to take credit for something that was mandated from above. Tom Benson, you have no shame.
Commentary: Mary’s Lake pipe bomb makes wacky stories list
January 1, 2006
In honor of another year of wild and wacky tales from Mother Nature’s neighborhood, we present our annual Great Outdoors Awards for 2005.
5-year-old returns home after cancer is beaten
Faulkner family appreciates community’s support
January 1, 2006
The cancerous tumor that had draped itself across the top of 5-year-old Christian Faulkner’s lungs has disappeared.
Conflict resolutions
When it comes to bridging philosophical and political differences, 2005 was not a banner year.
January 1, 2006
One of the best things about 2005 may be that it leaves a lot of room for improvement.
TCU tops Iowa State in Houston Bowl
January 1, 2006
After rarely playing since missing three field goals in TCU’s only loss of the season, Peter LoCoco was shocked when called on late in the Houston Bowl.
Drug law wins positive reviews
Nonviolent offenders are now sentenced to treatment, not prison
January 1, 2006
Mary D. Reed, a methamphetamine-addicted mother of three children, didn’t get off to a good start on probation.
Traumas of Iraq war begin to fade for former soldier
Roadside bomb inflicted more than just physical scars
January 1, 2006
Slowly but surely and one day at a time, Jared Myers is putting his life back together.
Keegan: These 5 get my Hall vote
January 1, 2006
The oversized manila envelope with the return address of the Baseball Writers Association of America has arrived in the mail, which means it’s time for annual agonizing.
Lawrence sees cutbacks, expansions
January 1, 2006
Massive expansion plans, reluctant layoffs, large building sales and ground-breaking developments all made business news in Lawrence during 2005.
Power player
Lawrence native brokers $450M deal, urges Americans to tune into China
January 1, 2006
Tom Kurata is getting more than an up-close view of China’s explosive growth. He’s helping power it.
Jayhawks have fun helping children at clinic
January 1, 2006
The best drill was saved for last at Kansas University’s annual holiday basketball clinic Saturday morning in Allen Fieldhouse.
Deadly apartment fire top story of ‘05
January 1, 2006
Making a list of Top 10 anything is guaranteed to start a disagreement, and this year’s list of Top 10 stories in Lawrence is no exception.
The Motley Fool
January 1, 2006
¢ Name that company ¢ Last week’s quesion and answer ¢ Paying Your Points ¢ Money for Women ¢ Greedy Then Poor ¢ Sanderson Farms
Happy New Year! Lawrence marks fresh start
January 1, 2006
Across Lawrence Saturday night, partygoers made merry with friends as they anticipated 2006’s arrival.
Painful finish for Chargers
Broncos deliver final blow in 23-7 win
January 1, 2006
Drew Brees hustled out of the locker room with his right arm in a sling.
Cancer donations given to foundation
January 1, 2006
Money in a fund set up to help pay for cancer treatments for Jan Pence has been given to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation.
Tropical Storm Zeta treks across Atlantic
January 1, 2006
Tropical Storm Zeta stalled and weakened Saturday in the open Atlantic, a day after it tied a record for the latest developing named storm in an already infamous hurricane season.
Four months after Katrina, New Orleans puts on party hat
January 1, 2006
Ringing out one of the worst years in its colorful history, New Orleans launched into a rollicking New Year’s Eve of memorials and merrymaking, from a traditional jazz funeral procession in honor of the hundreds of hurricane victims to an after-dark New Year’s party.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
January 1, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.19 at Phillips 66, Sixth Street and Schwarz Road. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Bush administration maps emergency response changes
January 1, 2006
Before the next big hurricane’s winds howl ashore, Homeland Security officials want an emergency communications network operating, emergency medical facilities treating patients and teams dispatched to search for victims at the likely ground zero.
American teen’s empathy led him to travel to Iraq alone
January 1, 2006
He was born into money and privilege, the son of immigrant parents who came to this country from Iraq looking for freedom and a better life.
Baby of the Year tradition going strong
Michele Salvini won county distinction in 1963
January 1, 2006
Anyone who knows the history of Michele Salvini shouldn’t be surprised that she’s now an owner of a successful Lawrence business. After all, she became an award winner just seconds into her life.
Bombings, shootings kill at least 20
January 1, 2006
Bombings and shootings killed at least 20 people across Iraq on the final day of the year Saturday.
Horoscopes
January 1, 2006
For Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006
2006 spring arts preview
January 1, 2006
Journal-World Top ten of 2005
Bucknell loss solid No. 1 in list of year’s biggest stories
January 1, 2006
From the agony of the basketball defeat at the hands of Bucknell to the ecstasy of the football victory over Nebraska, from the stabbing of J.R. Giddens in the Moon Bar incident to the disclosure of NCAA rules infractions at KU, it was a wild year on the Lawrence sports scene.
People in the news
January 1, 2006
¢ Rapper Obie Trice wounded in Detroit shooting ¢ Missouri residents to have chance to appear in movie ¢ Prosecution drops murder charges against rapper
Faces and places
January 1, 2006