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Exhibit features work by Lawrence photographer
July 1, 2006 in print edition on D8
Four photographic artworks by Lawrence global street photographer Gary Smith have been included in a four-month international street photography exhibition at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
Pachamama’s to have gallery opening
July 1, 2006 in print edition on D8
The new Pachamama’s site at 800 N.H. invites the public to a gallery opening this month to view works by local and regional artists.
Simons: Proposed K.C. health alliance appears to be too much, too soon
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
Some time, the sooner the better, there needs to be some honest, straightforward talk about the proposed plan being discussed by a small number of Kansas City individuals about forming some kind of alliance among the Kansas University Medical Center, the University of Kansas Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital and Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Society calendar
July 1, 2006 in print edition on D4
On the record
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B2
Kansas to receive bonus for food stamp accuracy
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B3
Kansas is among states with the lowest error rates in their food stamp programs and will receive a nearly $1.6 million bonus for its efforts.
Germany shelves Argentina in shootout
Host squad prevails, 4-2, on penalty kicks after 1-all deadlock
July 1, 2006 in print edition on C6
Racked with exhaustion, its leader hobbled by cramps and fatigue, Germany summoned its last ounces of energy.
Plans of alleged terrorists outlined
Ringleader wanted to divert law enforcement to free inmates
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
The alleged ringleader of a group of South Florida men accused of plotting to blow up Chicago’s Sears Tower wanted the blast to divert law enforcement so he could free inmates from a prison to join his terrorist army, federal prosecutors said Friday.
Walk-off grand slam lifts Reds
July 1, 2006 in print edition on C4
Adam Dunn’s grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning off closer Bob Wickman on Friday night vaulted the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-8 victory over the Cleveland Indians, who were victimized again by a threadbare bullpen.
Horoscopes
July 1, 2006 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, July 1
Cheney’s physical shows stable heart
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
Vice President Dick Cheney’s high-tech pacemaker is working properly and has not been activated by any irregular heartbeats, according to his annual physical on Saturday that showed his overall heart condition was stable.
Wild West Film Festival
July 1, 2006
The Wild West Film Festival will be taking registrations on July 17. Filmmakers will have 48 hours to create a working short film based on top-secret criteria. Entrants can enter the contest on July 14 by picking up a packet of secret criteria at either Fred P. Ott’s on the Plaza or Henry’s Coffee Shop in Lawrence.
Fans give athletes a special send-off
I’m going to bring gold back’
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
Powerlifter Brady Tanner and swimmer Becky Saathoff, both of Lawrence, took turns pumping each other up Friday afternoon just before the bus came to take them to the first Special Olympics USA National Games in Ames, Iowa.
Counties disagree on bridge solution
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A1
It’s an open-or-shut case, but it may not be that simple to resolve. Douglas County commissioners have voted to shut down the Kansas River bridge at Lecompton for planned repairs in 2007.
Big holiday weekend begins with a splash
Record crowd expected at Clinton Lake as travelers hit the road
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A1
Americans are ready to celebrate their country’s birthday a little early, making it a four-day affair for some.
Baldwin fireworks show must go on
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A1
To Baldwin residents, it apparently wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without a community firework celebration.
NASA takes calculated gamble with today’s shuttle launch
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A7
NASA chief Michael Griffin is taking a calculated gamble by going ahead with the launch of Discovery, overruling two top managers who fear foam flying off the fuel tank might harm the space shuttle.
Elks member killed in collapse mourned
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B6
About 1,200 people, many dressed in black and clutching tissues, gathered here Friday to remember Tony Komer, a “great family man” and respected Elks member who was killed when the group’s lodge suddenly collapsed.
Burgos delivers in testy situation
Closer stymies Cards, allows K.C. to pull out victory in 10th inning
July 1, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas City closer Ambiorix Burgos, with no margin for error, kept St. Louis down.
Doping scandal guts 2006 field
Favorites Basso, Ullrich among riders who pull out of race
July 1, 2006 in print edition on C1
A major doping scandal threw the first Tour de France of the post-Lance Armstrong era into chaos Friday, with favorites Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso forced out of the world’s premier cycling race under a cloud of suspicion.
Military news
July 1, 2006 in print edition on D4
4-H and FCE news
July 1, 2006 in print edition on D3
Scouting news
July 1, 2006 in print edition on D4
Around and about
July 1, 2006 in print edition on D3
Club news
July 1, 2006 in print edition on D3
Should churches promote patriotism?
July 1, 2006 in print edition on D1
¢ Founding fathers would expect as much ¢ Not at the expense of other nations
Salad variation sure to satisfy even crabbiest holiday eaters
July 1, 2006 in print edition on D1
Navigating Independence Day potato salad prep is a nightmare in my family.
Luring the faithful
When attendance sinks in the summer, churches find creative ways to snag visitors
July 1, 2006 in print edition on D1
When the temperature rises, attendance at the Rev. Darlene Strickland’s church starts to evaporate.
Mayer: Sunflower rivalry juiced up
July 1, 2006 in print edition on C1
How’d that trucker on the old recording put it? … “Mercy sakes, we got ourselves a convoy!” You might substitute “rivalry” for “convoy” the way the Kansas-Kansas State football-basketball linkage is shaping up. Lots of fun ahead.
Spearville wind farm project on track
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B2
The first towers at the Spearville Wind Energy Facility rose this week over the countryside, and officials from Kansas City Power & Light said they could begin generating power soon.
Lawrence datebook
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B2
KU students question Lied Center dismissals
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B3
Two Kansas University students who worked as house managers at the Lied Center say they think they were unfairly fired after raising concerns about their supervisor’s job performance.
Medicaid dispute frustrates Sebelius
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Friday she was frustrated with the federal government because of $32.6 million the state must repay for disputed Medicaid expenditures.
Task force suggests mental health council
Community should prepare to open new inpatient unit, group recommends
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
The city is not yet ready for an inpatient mental health unit, but community leaders should be prepared to open one as the number of potential patients increases, according to a task force report released Friday.
Journal-World earns 2nd in news contest
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
Suburban Newspapers of America on Friday recognized the Lawrence Journal-World for general excellence.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.76 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Pension law eludes Congress
44 million Americans affected
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A1
Congress falls short once again of achieving one of its prime goals: coming up with a bill to assure 44 million workers who depend on employer-based pension plans that they will get their promised retirement benefits.
Troops accused of rape, killings
5 soldiers under investigation for assault, slaying of Iraqi family
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A1
A group of American soldiers in an insurgent-riddled town allegedly noticed a young Iraqi woman when on patrol and later returned to rape her, according to U.S. officials Friday. In an apparent cover-up attempt, she and three members of her family then were killed and her body was set on fire.
Faith briefs
July 1, 2006 in print edition on D8
Skinner proves pole worthy
Trucks driver earns record 28th start out front
July 1, 2006 in print edition on C3
Mike Skinner knows he might not keep the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series career record for pole sittings over Jack Sprague, but he’s already lining up his reasons if he doesn’t.
Said springs Daytona surprise
Road-course specialist wins pole for today’s Nextel Cup Pepsi 400
July 1, 2006 in print edition on C3
Boris Said can master a superspeedway as well.
Campaign opens; violence kills 13
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
Troops fired into a crowd and killed 12 protesters in retaliation for the death of a soldier Friday while campaigning began for Congo’s first multiparty elections in more than four decades.
Foreign minister: New government coming soon
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
East Timor’s Nobel laureate foreign minister said Friday that he would control the government until a new administration was named, which he predicted would happen within days.
Women candidates fail to win seat in election
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
Kuwaitis did not elect a single woman candidate in the country’s first parliamentary vote open to women, but reformists scored a victory that could dramatically increase friction between the parliament and the Cabinet appointed by the ruling family.
Happy to hype
IRL’s Patrick misses buzz that enveloped rookie year
July 1, 2006 in print edition on C1
Sure, the media room is still crowded, and Danica Patrick is still holding 30-minute press conferences when she has no top-five finishes this year. But make no mistake about it. Patrick, more than anyone, misses the mania.
China opens world’s highest railway to Tibet
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
China today opened the first train service to Tibet across the world’s highest railway, a controversial engineering feat meant to bind the restive Himalayan region to China.
Canadian trial sought for Guantanamo detainee
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
The attorneys for the lone Canadian held in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay say they will press the Canadian government to ask that their client be tried in Canada.
2003 death could be bird flu, not SARS
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
China’s Health Ministry is investigating whether a man initially thought to have SARS actually died of bird flu in 2003, two years before Beijing reported its first human case of the disease, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Government resigns over lawmaker
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Dutch government resigned Friday over a failed attempt to strip a prominent Somali-born critic of Islam of her Dutch citizenship - setting the stage for elections likely to be dominated by immigration issues.
Thousands rally in support of Palestinians
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
Several thousand protesters at one of Cairo’s main mosques called Friday for holy war against Israel to help the Palestinians in their conflict with the Jewish state.
Web site says bin Laden planning new message
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
Terror leader Osama bin Laden will release a new Internet message dealing with Somalia and Iraq, according to a Web posting Friday.
Weaving a wicked web
Jered Weaver to replace older brother Jeff in Angels’ rotation
July 1, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Angels swapped one Weaver brother for another Friday, designating right-hander Jeff for assignment and replacing him with right-hander Jered from Triple-A Salt Lake.
Navy sonar exercises to continue despite lawsuit
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Defense Department granted the Navy a national security exemption Friday to use sonar during maritime exercises off both coasts for the next six months, letting the service sidestep a lawsuit that sought to protect whales near Hawaii from the noise.
Drug to combat major cause of blindness OK’d
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
The first drug shown to significantly improve the vision of patients threatened by a major cause of blindness in the elderly won federal approval Friday.
Confession thrown out in death of 9-year-old
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
A judge Friday morning threw out the confession of convicted sex offender John Evander Couey, who asked numerous times for a lawyer while under questioning by detectives last year about 9-year-old Jessica Marie Lunsford. Her body was later found buried behind Couey’s sister’s house.
Asteroid to make close, harmless pass by Earth
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
A huge asteroid will have a close encounter with Earth this weekend, but astronomers say there is no danger of an impact.
Riverside residents weary after three years of flooding
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
Even as they cleaned up the muck left behind by some of the Northeast’s worst flooding in decades, some riverside residents wondered Friday how long it would be before they would be at it again.
Third drug rarely helps depression, study says
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
The large group of depression sufferers who haven’t recovered with two common medications stand little chance of success from a third drug, says the latest report from the nation’s most ambitious study of depression treatment.
Stolen car recovered from Kansas River
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B4
A car reported stolen early Friday was found several hours later abandoned in the Kansas River at Riverfront Park.
Why suspects in slaying were let go is a mystery to some
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B4
Some law enforcement officials are questioning why a suburban Kansas City couple who investigators suspected were involved in a woman’s murder were not arrested shortly after they were first interviewed by police, a newspaper reported Friday.
Convicted killer Tasered, tackled as jurors watch
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B4
As jurors looked on, convicted killer Gregory Moore was stunned by a Taser and tackled to the floor of the courtroom Friday, following an outburst during the sentencing phase of his trial.
Offices, services to close for holiday
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A4
Government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed Tuesday in observance of Independence Day.
Motorcycle fatalities soar in Wichita
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B6
Too many inexperienced motorcycle drivers and lack of attention from drivers of other vehicles have contributed to nine fatal motorcycle accidents in Wichita so far this year, compared with only one all of last year, riders and police said.
NASA revives Hubble camera with backup
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A7
The main camera on the Hubble Space Telescope came back to life Friday for the first time in nearly two weeks after NASA engineers switched to a backup power system, the space agency announced.
Warning label updated on new HIV drug
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A7
The strict “black-box” warning on the label of an HIV drug approved just last year is being updated to warn of sometimes fatal bleeding within the brain or skull tissue, health officials said Friday.
Episcopal rift over gay bishops widens
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A7
Two more Episcopal dioceses that consider gay relationships sinful are distancing themselves from the denomination by seeking oversight from fellow Anglicans overseas instead of the American church.
High court: Teens can sue over lesbian allegations
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A7
Two teens expelled from a Lutheran high school because of an alleged lesbian relationship can sue the school even though it is a private religious institution, the California Supreme Court ruled.
Autopsy: Boy who died at Disney World had heart defects
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A7
A Kentucky boy who died after riding Walt Disney World’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster had heart defects, a preliminary autopsy released Friday showed.
Discovery could land without astronauts
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A7
It’s a scenario NASA hopes it never has to try out.
State honors students for recycling efforts
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B8
Students from an elementary school were presented with a landscape painting by artist Stan Herd during a ceremony with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Kline: Colorado pays $1.1 million to cover water lawsuit expenses
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B8
Having already paid $35 million to Kansas because of a lawsuit over the Arkansas River, Colorado covered an additional $1.1 million in expenses incurred to make sure it doesn’t take too much water, Atty. Gen. Phill Kline said Friday.
Spirit AeroSystems plans to go public
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B5
Spirit AeroSystems, the company formed after the sale of Boeing Co.’s commercial aircraft division in Wichita, announced Friday that it was planning to go public.
Morgan Stanley promotes adviser
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B5
Chris Schumm, Lawrence, has been promoted to branch manager and vice president for Morgan Stanley’s office on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo.
Daily ticker
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B5
Commodities
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B5
Japanese P.M. belts out at Graceland
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A2
Elvis left the building years ago, but Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi channeled his spirit Friday during a visit to the performer’s Graceland mansion.
Local farmers market to feature grilled fare
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B5
Vegetables are being cut. The meat’s marinating. Now all Hilary Brown needs to do is cook it up for all to eat.
Italy dispatches newcomer Ukraine for quarterfinal victory
July 1, 2006 in print edition on C6
With defenders like this, Italy didn’t really need spectacular offense to get past Ukraine and into the World Cup semifinal.
Global warming may not lead to greater crop yields
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B5
Scientists had thought that there was one potential upside to global warming: more food to feed the world.
Astrology plays part in home design
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A2
How do you reinvent the makeover show after all these years? Try mixing interior design with astrology. “What’s Your Sign? Design” (8 p.m. today, HGTV) teams a “professional” astrologer with an interior designer. The so-called soothsayer does a chart for each participant, and the designer attempts to match their furniture, possessions and color palette with their rising signs and other factors.
People in the news
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Hasselhoff fine after surgery to repair tendon in right arm ¢ Cage donates $2M to help former child soldiers ¢ ‘Law & Order’ actress gives birth to baby boy, August ¢ Schneider treated for food poisoning, heat exhaustion ¢ Hanks inducted into U.S. Army’s Ranger Hall of Fame
Lost habitat
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Joni Mitchell wrote and sang the original song “Big Yellow Taxi” with lyrics “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot with a pink hotel, a boutique and a swinging hot spot.”
Museum response
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I Thank Megan Helm for expressing her concerns about the Watkins Community Museum of History, but her letter contains some errors.
Low blow
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: To the person that stole my bicycle Thursday.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B7
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 1, 1906: “If rules promulgated by Dr. S.J. Crumrine of Lawrence, secretary of the state board of health, there will be no more impure foods in Kansas. Dr. Crumrine is a leader in public health. : A huge crowd attended the band concert in Central Park as the new pavilion but the concert ended by 9:30 due to threatening rain. : The U.S. House closed today but postponed adjournment until 6 o’clock to spend the afternoon singing songs and shouting. It finished its business before the frivolity began, we are told.”
Schwarzenegger to pay for campaign violations
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has agreed to pay a $200,200 fine for campaign finance violations during last year’s special election campaign - the second largest such fine in state history.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B7
The J.C. Penney Co., viewed as the major retailer most willing to build a large department store in downtown Lawrence, turned down an invitation from local officials to meet here later in the month.
No one to talk to? You’re not alone
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B7
Lynn Smith-Lovin was listening in the back seat of a taxi when a woman called the radio talk-show hosts to confess her affairs with a new boyfriend and a not-yet-former husband. The hosts, in their best therapeutic voices, offered their on-air opinion, “Give me an S, give me an L, give me a U.” You can spell the rest.
Dropouts
The percentages of American youngsters quitting high school early is appalling.
July 1, 2006 in print edition on B7
Call it faint praise - pride in the fact that a state’s high school dropout rate is “only” 27.2 percent before graduation. The Charleston, W.Va., Gazette notes that figure doesn’t sound so bad when compared to the national dropout rate, which runs at about a third of high school students, according to a study by Education Week magazine.
Palestinian militants demand release of prisoners
July 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
Militants holding an Israeli soldier demanded today the release of 1,000 prisoners and a halt to Israel’s Gaza offensive, complicating efforts to resolve the crisis before it boils over into major fighting.
Hingis among victims on wacky day
Blake drops another five-set decision; 2002 runner-up Nalbandian eliminated
July 1, 2006 in print edition on C2
Martina Hingis wiped away a tear as she walked off Centre Court, a match that seemed within her grasp suddenly gone.
Coach’s death shocks Northwestern
Football boss Walker dies at 52 of apparent heart attack
July 1, 2006 in print edition on C2
Northwestern football coach Randy Walker’s sudden death left the school stunned Friday, with players praising the 52-year-old as an inspirational leader whose influence reached far beyond the field.