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Professor invited to exhibit in Spain
July 2, 2006 in print edition on D5
A professor in Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts will soon travel to Spain to present a solo exhibition.
Disney collectibles still popular today
July 2, 2006 in print edition on D5
Lawrence commuter report
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B3
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Winding down on the water
FSHS football coach relaxes with rod, reel
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C6
It didn’t take long for Bob Lisher to establish his presence at Clinton Lake. It only took two seconds - literally.
Grills & gadgets
Toplikar: Charcoal model wins favor over propane
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C10
It was Father’s Day. I was doing the grilling, and the kids were starting to filter into the backyard. “Is that it?” Arna asked, walking up.
World’s highest railway connects China and Tibet
Critics fear train travel will damage Buddhist culture
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A8
China’s first train from Beijing to Tibet set out Saturday carrying business travelers and thrill-seekers on the world’s highest railway, which critics fear could devastate the Himalayan region’s unique Buddhist culture.
Inconvenient Truth’ is proof of fundamentalist left
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B7
Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” confirms my suspicion that there are fundamentalists of the left as well as fundamentalists of the right. Both have pet beliefs that they hold sacred and will defend against any challenge. In Gore’s case, global warming caused by humans is an article of faith. To question it is heresy. Ignoring it will lead to perdition. His movie isn’t “An Inconvenient Hypothesis.” It’s gospel TRUTH.
Horoscopes
July 2, 2006 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, July 2, 2006
Poet’s showcase
July 2, 2006
“From a Distance,” by Curtis D. Bennett
Star tours
Even amateurs can drink up the heavens’ out-of-this world views
July 2, 2006 in print edition on D1
These days, the term “stargazing” might be used more often to describe the kind of red-carpet gawking perfected by Joan Rivers than the subtle pastime of sitting quietly and observing celestial bodies aglow in the night sky.
Victory at last
Veteran ends 94-race losing streak
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
Terry Cook could feel himself slipping into the 100-races-without-a-win hole.
Advocates see area as health care destination
Kansas, Missouri officials consider joining efforts
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A1
Officials in Kansas and Missouri are calling for an end to the Border War - at least when it comes to health care.
Small town boom
Eudora, Tonganoxie face new issues as population grows
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A1
Until about a year ago, Tonganoxie resident Diane Bretthauer didn’t own a house key. She also left her purse in her car, which she kept unlocked.
Churches wrestle with security amid ministry
Pastors try to balance care for homeless with safety precautions
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
Last February, Roger Bain noticed someone had jiggered with the fencing along the bottom of the big air-conditioning unit behind the First United Methodist Church.
City planters sow ‘colorscaping’ amid downtown
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
Having a forest management degree and working in downtown Lawrence don’t seem to jibe.
Bin Laden endorses al-Zarqawi’s successor
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A5
Osama bin Laden endorsed the new leader of al-Qaida in Iraq in an Internet posting Saturday, and he warned Shiites there against collaborating with the United States in its fight against Sunni insurgents.
Best sellers
July 2, 2006 in print edition on D3
A real-life Bridget Jones
British reporter chronicles life and loves in New York
July 2, 2006 in print edition on D3
What if Bridget Jones, fictional chronicler of the trials and tribulations of 30-something singletons, had left London to become a tabloid reporter in New York? And what if she had a Carrie Bradshaw-like newspaper column, detailing her troubled love life and bad dates?
Chipping away at stereotypes
Pro tutors Keegan on golf, fashion
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C5
The pro shop phone rings, the assistant pro answers, and quite often the question coming from the caller is, “Can I talk to a pro?”
There’s more to lipstick than just color nowadays
July 2, 2006 in print edition on D4
If you’re one of those women who absentmindedly swipes lipstick and gloss across your lips for quick color and shine, take note: Your juicy tubes and gloss wands could be doing a whole lot more for you: They could help you quit smoking or help curb your appetite.
Shopping site caters to emergency preparedness
July 2, 2006 in print edition on D4
On June 1 - the first day of the 2006 hurricane season - online retailing powerhouse Amazon.com launched a new shopping destination on its Web site: the Emergency Preparedness Store.
All-American houses, painted by numbers
July 2, 2006
Hanging baskets of blooms tricky to maintain
July 2, 2006 in print edition on D2
The hanging basket, luxuriant with bloom, seems such an appealing addition to any outdoor space. Simple, contained, easy. Think again.
Bedtime books honor the night sky
July 2, 2006 in print edition on D1
One of the simple pleasures of summer is stargazing. The notion of a boundless sky can ignite children’s imaginations.
An offbeat doctor’s visit
July 2, 2006 in print edition on D1
I am listening to the rhythm of my beating heart. I am lying on my left side atop an uncomfortable exam table wearing a breezy paper gown that gapes open in the front like a J-Lo Oscar dress. Sort of. As I concentrate on the pulsations, I can almost ignore the fact that a woman I have never met is wielding a freezing cold wandlike instrument between my breasts in an attempt to pick up Doppler signals from my ticker.
IRL’s Wheldon wins pole position
Englishman wants to pass, not be passive, today
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C3
Dan Wheldon has vowed not to repeat his home country’s mistakes. Shortly after watching England’s World Cup soccer team play passively in a loss to Portugal, the IndyCar driver promised to not do the same today at the Kansas Lottery Indy 300.
Raiders fall at Bartlesville
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Raiders suffered their fourth loss of the American Legion summer baseball season Saturday, falling 6-4 to the hosts of the Bartlesville tournament.
French fry Brazilians in World Cup quarterfinals
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
France stole Brazil’s rhythm, its style, even its samba. Along the way, the French also knocked the defending champions out of the World Cup.
Eleventh is heaven for Teahen
K.C. escapes no-out, bases-loaded jam in 10th, wins after leading early
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas City third baseman Mark Teahen is in no hurry to leave St. Louis.
Keegan: Royals should’ve switched
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C1
More committed ownership groups willing to spend on top free agents. Superior scouting. Cagier general managers at the trading deadline. All play parts in the American League’s current superiority over the National League.
Correction
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B2
On the record
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B2
Students sweep historical awards
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
Sixteen-year-old Timmia Hearn Feldman loves theater. And history. So competing in the National History Day Competition was a natural fit for her.
Does Lawrence need a larger library?
As consumers embrace Internet, experts predict shift in role of libraries
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A1
Librarians have a label for the time that we’re living in: The Age of Google.
Commentary: Easy fix for Chase: Just add winners
NASCAR’s biggest flaw may be that victories aren’t rewarded enough in points system
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C2
NASCAR chairman Brian France and his underlings can make all the little tweaks to the Chase format they want.
Agassi says goodbye to Wimbledon
Nadal ousts ex-champ; Williams, Roddick also stumble
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C2
Andre Agassi grabbed his racket bag and headed for the exit. After a few steps, he stopped and turned around, taking time for one last wave to an adoring crowd, one last look at Centre Court.
Pierzynski’s shot sparks Sox
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C4
This time, A.J. Pierzynski landed the big hit.
Witnesses: Ethiopia to help interim government
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A9
About 100 Ethiopian troops crossed the border into Somalia on Saturday, witnesses said, the latest sign that Ethiopia might try to bolster this country’s weak interim government as an Islamic militia gains power.
WTO talks fail to make breakthrough
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A9
Negotiations on a global trade treaty ended in disarray Saturday when major trading nations failed to resolve differences on further lowering barriers to commerce.
Battle of the Somme recalled 90 years later
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A9
Officers wept, families traced the steps of fallen relatives and church bells tolled across northern France on Saturday to mark the 90th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, one of history’s worst bloodbaths.
Two men, two women to be canonized Oct. 15
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A9
Four people, including a 19th-century woman who founded a religious community in Indiana and a Mexican bishop whose body reportedly did not decay after death, will be elevated to sainthood this fall, the Vatican said Saturday.
Lawn care help offered for military families
July 2, 2006 in print edition on D2
Military families who need assistance with lawn care and landscaping services can turn to Project EverGreen, a national nonprofit of service providers and other organizations affiliated with the green industry. Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops will provide free lawn care for the families of armed forces personnel whose major breadwinner is serving in the Middle East.
Today’s election highlights big social divide in Mexico
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A9
A gaggle of farmers in threadbare shirts swarmed into a swank shopping mall, drawing stares and snarls from better-dressed patrons when the peasants hesitated at stepping on unfamiliar escalators.
Fishing report
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C6
Ammo-plant hunts slated this year
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C6
The Kansas Army Ammunition Plant near Parsons will allow limited hunts this year.
American riders strong at start
Norwegian wins time trial
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C7
With the first Tour de France of the post-Lance Armstrong era rocked by one of the worst doping scandals in cycling’s history, American riders may be in good position to take advantage of the depleted field.
Governor shuts down state government
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
Gov. Jon S. Corzine shut down the state government Saturday after a deadline to adopt a new balanced budget expired, bringing road construction projects to a halt and furloughing tens of thousands of state employees indefinitely.
Jury acquits man in flight disruption case
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
An Spanish-speaking man who defense attorneys said was misunderstood by fellow passengers on a flight to Hawaii was found not guilty of interfering with a flight crew.
Crews race to contain wildfire
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
Firefighters worked feverishly Saturday to build containment lines around a fast-moving wildfire that would threaten hundreds of residents if it reached a ridge two miles away.
Thunderstorms delay shuttle launch; NASA to try again today
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
Thunderstorms forced NASA to call off the launch of space shuttle Discovery on Saturday, a flight already tense over worries that foam could fall from the external fuel tank and endanger the mission.
People in the news
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ State of grace ¢ Don’t take their picture ¢ Singer urges focus on malaria treatment ¢ Going for country gold
Lawmakers question Christian film’s rating
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A2
A Christian-themed movie about a football coach’s faith in God is finding an audience in Congress - not so much for its inspirational message, but for the PG rating it received.
LMH hires director for Quality Services
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C10
Amber Styles has joined Lawrence Memorial Hospital as director for quality services.
Blue Ocean adds vice president
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C10
Alicia Janesko is joining Blue Ocean Consulting Inc., a Lawrence-based company that uses Internet-based technologies to enhance business and organizational processes.
Bankruptcies
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C10
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection for the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Handling the stress of Wall Street’s roller coaster ride
July 2, 2006 in print edition on C10
Got a little voice in your head screaming “sell!?” So do I. My voice starts as a whisper whenever the stock market starts downward, and it has turned into a shout with other drops as of late.
Missouri begins constructing wind farm
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B5
On the rolling countryside outside this northwest Missouri agricultural community, construction of a new kind of farm is under way.
Palestinian official: Abducted soldier alive; Abbas wants talks to continue
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A9
The soldier whose abduction sparked Israel’s invasion of Gaza is in stable condition from his wounds, a Palestinian official said Saturday, while President Mahmoud Abbas warned the coming hours were “critical, sensitive and serious” for calming the crisis.
Kerry, others preparing for 2008 presidential run
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
Seeking the presidency is harder the second time around.
Bush gearing up for big 6-0
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A6
The most powerful man in the world turns 60 on Thursday, and he just can’t seem to stop talking about it. Barely a week has gone by this year that President Bush has not brought up his advancing age at least once.
Investigators say soldiers planned rape, family slayings
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A5
Investigators believe American soldiers spent nearly a week plotting an attack in which they raped an Iraqi woman, then killed her and her family in an insurgent-ridden area south of Baghdad, a U.S. military official said Saturday.
Car bomb kills 66 in Shiite district
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A5
A huge car bomb exploded Saturday at a bustling outdoor market in a Shiite district of Baghdad, killing at least 66 people and injuring about 100. It was the deadliest attack since the new national unity government took office six weeks ago and one of the biggest this year.
Artifacts from pivotal 1776 battle pulled from lake
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A7
More than 229 years ago, Gen. Benedict Arnold led his crew of sailors on Lake Champlain against a far superior British fleet near here and lost.
Hippie group co-founder calls for Forest Service challenge
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A7
A founding member of a hippie movement called the Rainbow Family suggested Saturday that it launch a federal lawsuit against a growing crackdown on their annual gatherings.
Thousands of bikers rally, defy city decision
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
Thousands of bikers roared into the town made famous by Marlon Brando’s 1953 film “The Wild One” on Saturday, defying a city council decision to cancel one of the country’s most celebrated motorcycle rallies.
As river subsides, hard work begins for victims of flood
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A3
Some residents of cities and towns flooded by the Delaware River struggled to clean up debris and waterlogged possessions Saturday, but many others were still waiting to return to their homes.
Globally, gays see setbacks amid progress
July 2, 2006 in print edition on A8
While cities around the world hosted upbeat gay pride parades in recent weeks, human-rights activists kept watch on a contrasting set of developments: gays beaten by demonstrators in Moscow, convicted on sodomy charges in Cameroon, targeted by sweeping anti-gay legislation in Nigeria.
Longtime classmates wed in McLouth
July 2, 2006 in print edition on D8
Brad Barker, 23 and Heidi Karn, 22, first met 14 years ago in McLouth’s elementary school. They were 8-year-olds in Vickie Estle’s third-grade class. Heidi remembers it well.
Man charged in death of wife’s ex-husband
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B8
A former Stanton County man has been charged with killing his wife’s ex-husband.
Family questions coroner’s report
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B8
A medical examiner’s conclusion that a firefighter committed suicide outside a Wichita church by stabbing himself has left relatives skeptical and unsatisfied.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B7
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 2, 1906: “Gov. Hoch wants the convicts at the penitentiary to run a state denatured alcohol distillery. Alcohol makes convicts so why have convicts making alcohol? : Douglas County had $18,907 in fruit sales the past year. There are more than 200,000 fruit-bearing trees in the county, half of them apple trees… . It is rumored at Fort Leavenworth that President Roosevelt will come west in September to witness the army maneuvers at Fort Riley. Secretary of War Taft may also come since he and the president are close friends.”
Old home town - 40 years ago today
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B7
The local school district was to shift from the old No. 60 designation to the new 497 as of July 1. Members of the board were Carl Althaus, Gladys Six, James Paddock, Jim Owens, Emil Heck Jr. and Dr. W.F. Bradley.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B7
The Kansas City men had been arrested and charged in connection with the rape and torture of an unidentified woman who officials believe was killed at Perry Lake about 10 days earlier. Seeking a total of nearly $250,000, 22 agencies presented requests to the Douglas County Commission for a share of the 1982 federal revenue-sharing funds.
Court displays ‘split-the-difference’ thinking
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B7
Last July 1, Sandra Day O’Connor announced her decision to vacate the seat from which she frequently operated as the swing vote on a Supreme Court divided 5-4 on important cases. Anthony Kennedy’s past pronouncements suggested he would relish that role. Last Wednesday he played it in cases concerning Texas redistricting.
Executive assault
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: “Congress questions Bush’s claims :” (Journal-World, June 27) sounds like a passing difference of opinion between Bush and a few members of Congress.
Other ‘leakers’
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: In fairness, I’d like to make a couple points in response to Cal Thomas’ latest rant on the New York Times (“Bush should shut out Times”).
U.S. so ‘hateable’
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: In response to the capture of one of its soldiers, Israel has resumed attacks against the government and people of Palestine.
Middle-class woes
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Bush wars: Of all the wars the Bush administration is waging - the war against terror, the war against drugs, the war against Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, the war against constitutional guarantees and the war against illegal immigration - the only one they are winning is their war against middle-class America.
U.S., Iran talks could prove beneficial
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B6
The most fascinating part of my trip to Iran in late May was how much Iranian officials wanted to talk about holding talks with the United States.
Bridge debate
A decision to close the Kansas River bridge between Perry and Lecompton for repairs may deserve reconsideration.
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B6
The two Douglas County commissioners who voted to close the Kansas River bridge between Perry and Lecompton while it is undergoing repairs have heard the protests of nearby residents and arrived at what they think is the best decision.
Adjust your makeup for sizzling summer heat
July 2, 2006 in print edition on D4
The relaxed change of pace may very well be easy, but figuring out how to manage your changing makeup needs in the hot days of summer isn’t always.
Laundry fire forces nursing home to conduct resident evacuation
July 2, 2006 in print edition on B1
About 90 residents were evacuated Saturday afternoon from the Tonganoxie Nursing Center after a laundry room fire caused smoke damage.
Lawrence book club news
July 2, 2006 in print edition on D3
¢ Booknerds welcome new members to club ¢ Neighbors enjoy good books, company