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Federer has Nadal where he wants him
Three-time champ owns long streak on grass courts
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C6
Now Roger Federer gets Rafael Nadal on his turf.
Britain marks anniversary of transit system attacks
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
Britain fell silent Friday on the first anniversary of the suicide bombing assault on London’s transit system - a stunning strike that killed 52 commuters and wounded more than 700 in the capital’s deadliest attack since World War II.
Lawrence Datebook
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B2
Around and about
July 8, 2006 in print edition on D3
Lawrence lawmaker to serve on energy panel
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
State Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, has been appointed to the Kansas Energy Council.
Job cut streamlines KU bureaucracy
$202K position to be eliminated
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University officials felt the executive vice chancellor for external affairs merited a $202,000 salary until Friday when they announced the position held by Paul Carttar would be deleted altogether.
State chamber CEO leaving
Business advocate to head organization in N.C.
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B5
The leader of the state’s biggest business-advocacy organization is leaving Kansas to take charge of a similar organization in North Carolina.
Tiptoeing: As others continue to waver, the United States should stand firm on its intention to destroy any threatening North Korean missiles.
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B7
For Americans, the two most appreciated news items about North Korea’s recent launch of seven missiles was (1) that the biggest, costliest and most threatening of the devices destroyed itself after only about 35 seconds in the air and (2) that the United States was aware of the “testing” and would have shot down the major missile had it survived much longer.
Immigration hearings reach U.S.-Mexico border
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A8
A Republican-led House panel met Friday at the Mexican border in an unusual field hearing that the chairman said he hoped would push the Senate to focus on enforcing immigration law.
Horoscopes
July 8, 2006 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, July 8
Millions of insects migrate across campus to new home
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
The trek of 4.5 million insects across Kansas University’s campus began Friday.
A taxing decision
2007 recommended budget calls for property tax, franchise fee increases
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A1
Better streets will require higher property taxes and higher fees, according to a budget being recommended by interim City Manager David Corliss.
Group promotes science standards
Campaign coincides with state school board elections
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A1
The high-powered Discovery Institute, which promotes the theory of intelligent design, said Friday it will launch a campaign to persuade Kansans that controversial science standards approved by the State Board of Education are sound.
New technology monitors the soundness of bridges
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
A new technology designed by a Lawrence company for checking cracks and metal fatigue in bridges was tested Friday on the southbound span of the Kansas River bridge.
Family grateful player charged
Teen faces legal system for beating during game
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A1
The father of a Lawrence 14-year-old, who was beaten by a Wichita boy during a basketball game in March, says the family is grateful charges were finally filed Thursday.
FBI clears Lawrence Police of impersonation allegation
Yellow House Store, owners’ residence served with two more search warrants in ongoing fencing investigation
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A1
The FBI says it’s cleared Lawrence Police of an allegation that an officer impersonated an FBI agent during the investigation of an alleged fencing operation at the Yellow House used appliance store.
Law firm drops out of school litigation
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
The private law firm defending the state in the school finance lawsuit has dropped out of the case.
Swimmers storm Lawrence
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C7
A full slate of 680 swimmers will continue their quest to become sectional qualifiers at the Roger Hill Invitational this weekend.
Prep schools put on notice
Players not changing plans despite NCAA crackdown
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C7
Julian Vaughn stands 6-foot-8, boasts a high GPA and is ready to enter one of America’s most prestigious basketball factories - Virginia’s Oak Hill Academy.
Former KU fullback dies of heart attack
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C7
Members of the Kansas University football family mourned the loss of a friend Friday. Mike Fisher, who didn’t let a broken neck end his football career half a century ago, died of heart failure Friday morning in a Veterans Administration hospital in Tucson, Ariz., according to friends. He was 70.
World Cup final could be low-scoring affair
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C6
No Italian opponent has scored in this World Cup. France has allowed two goals overall.
It’s time for contenders to get serious
McEwen wins Tour’s sixth stage; Boonen retains overall lead heading into today’s time trial
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C6
Tour de France favorites, it’s time to step up.
L.A.’s Gagne to undergo season-ending surgery
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C5
Eric Gagne will have season-ending surgery today to repair a herniated disc in his lower back, the latest injury to sideline the Los Angeles Dodgers’ All-Star closer.
Oswalt, Ordonez added to All-Star squads
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C5
Houston pitcher Roy Oswalt and Detroit outfielder Magglio Ordonez were added to the All-Star rosters Friday, taking the place of injured Pedro Martinez and Manny Ramirez.
Record field expected for LAGA Big Event
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Amateur Golf Assn. will have more participants in this weekend’s 2006 LAGA Big Event than ever before.
Rough taking its toll
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C3
While Thursday’s opening round of the U.S Senior Open progressed, pars seemed to be harder and harder to come by.
Mickelson: Humble or Eddie Haskell?
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C2
Life is intrinsically unfair, and we were reminded of that again Thursday when Phil Mickelson, with that endearing, maddening aw-shucks manner of his, hit a 4-wood to within eight feet of the cup on his last hole of the morning.
The Power of words
Teen’s signing adds grace and energy to Mass
July 8, 2006 in print edition on D1
Martha Keslar talks a million miles an hour, whether it’s with her mouth or with her hands.
Almost home
Watson leaves fans buzzing with second-round 66
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C1
The local fans made Tom Watson feel every bit like the hometown favorite.
Royals starting to figure it out
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Kansas City Royals are no longer the laughingstock of the major leagues.
Final flurry falls short
Outlaws can’t finish rally in tournament opener
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Lawrence Outlaws caught every break except the last one Friday night against the Springfield (Mo.) Glendale Falcons.
Mayer: Success spices up recruiting
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C1
Football recruiting will get increasingly competitive for Kansas and Kansas State as Mark Mangino works to continue his Jayhawk renaissance and Ron Prince seeks to match Bill Snyder’s legacy.
NCAA denies Butler’s appeal
College career over for defensive tackle
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University defensive tackle Eric Butler has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA and is no longer on the Jayhawk football team.
Faith briefs
July 8, 2006 in print edition on D8
Making the most of salt
July 8, 2006 in print edition on D1
There’s a lot of talk about how much salt Americans eat these days - and how much they shouldn’t. But how about what kind?
Faith Forum: What do people mean when they talk about ‘growing their faith’?
July 8, 2006 in print edition on D1
What do people mean when they talk about ‘growing their faith’?
U.N. troops find bodies in Haitian capital
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
U.N. peacekeepers Friday found the bodies of 16 people believed killed in a surge of gang violence, the latest sign the Caribbean nation’s capital may be slipping back into disorder after months of relative calm.
Russia curtails some radio broadcasts
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
Authorities have dramatically curtailed the number of stations broadcasting Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America news programs, officials said Friday, sending an unsettling signal about the state of media freedoms in Russia.
Israeli forces broaden Gaza incursion
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
Israeli tanks and troops clashed with militants early today in eastern Gaza, Palestinian security officials said, as Israel broadened an incursion to force the release of a captured soldier.
American injured in first Pamplona bull run
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
An American man was partially paralyzed after a mock bullfight following the first running of the bulls Friday in Pamplona, and seven other people were hospitalized after being gored or trampled by the massive beasts.
President amends Islamic ordinance
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
Pakistan’s president on Friday amended an Islamic law to allow hundreds of women facing charges for adultery and other minor crimes to be freed on bail.
Meeting on arms trade ends in disagreement
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
A two-week U.N. conference reviewing efforts to fight the illegal weapons trade ended in failure Friday, with nations too divided on too many contentious issues to agree on the best way to combat a scourge that fuels conflict worldwide.
Government confirms first bird flu case
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
Spain has recorded its first case of H5N1 bird flu, discovered in a wild fowl in a marshland area near a northern city, the government said Friday.
Calderon seeks unity; rival calls for protests
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
Conservative Felipe Calderon spoke of his hopes for a U.S. immigration accord and took a congratulatory call from President Bush on Friday, while his leftist rival laid plans to deny him Mexico’s presidency and called for nationwide protests against the election results.
Japan pushes for N. Korea sanctions
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
Japan asked the U.N. Security Council on Friday to ban international sales of North Korean missiles as part of a response to provocative missile tests by the reclusive Stalinist regime.
London bombers spent time at al-Qaida camp
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
Two of the four suicide bombers who attacked London a year ago spent time at an al-Qaida camp to prepare themselves for a suicide mission, the deputy leader of the terror network claimed in a video Friday.
Group pushes citizenship to immigrants
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B4
A group supporting Hispanics has launched an effort in Dodge City to convince legal immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship and become fully involved in this country’s political process.
Judge allows cameras in court in teen death case
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B4
Cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during proceedings against a man charged with plotting with two others to kill the 14-year-old Wichita girl he allegedly impregnated, Sedgwick County District Judge David Kennedy ruled Friday.
Court rules for Wyandotte Nation in casino dispute
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B4
The Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma claimed Friday that a federal court ruling opens the door for the resumption of gambling at a closed casino in downtown Kansas City, Kan.
Navy data again found on public Web site
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A4
For the second time in two weeks, Social Security numbers and other personal information of Navy personnel have been discovered on an Internet site, triggering an investigation.
Federal deficit likely to fall below $300B
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A4
The federal deficit appears on track to register less than $300 billion for the budget year ending Sept. 30, as surging tax revenues continue to signal significant improvement from White House estimates released in February - though only modest gains from last year.
Police bust driver after novel drug found in Wichita
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B2
Khat, an illegal drug that produces an amphetamine-like high when chewed, smoked or brewed, was found for the first time in Wichita during a traffic stop, police said.
On the record
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B2
Security cameras may be useful in city, says staff attorney
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B6
Security cameras might help solve some of downtown Lawrence’s night-time safety problems, a city staff attorney said.
Lawmakers continue work on new budget
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
Nearly a week after New Jersey government stopped fully functioning, lawmakers early today edged toward voting on a budget that would kick-start state spending and allow Atlantic City casinos to reopen.
Job growth disappoints, but wages shoot up
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
U.S. employers added a disappointing 121,000 jobs last month, wary of bulking up payrolls with the economy slowing and energy prices rising.
Navy, environmentalists settle sonar lawsuit
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Navy can use high-intensity sonar for Pacific warfare exercises but must stay away from some sensitive marine habitat and increase monitoring for whales, under an agreement reached Friday with environmental groups.
Logs show Abramoff’s visit to Cheney aide
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Secret Service on Friday revealed four more visits to the White House in 2001 by disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, including one to see a domestic policy aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.
Shuttle astronauts ready for wobbly spacewalk
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
NASA engineers examined new detailed pictures of space shuttle Discovery’s heat shield Friday, a day before two astronauts were to embark on the most disorienting task of their 13-day mission: a wobbly spacewalk.
States consider anti-flu stockpile
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
South Carolina is in. Utah and Alabama, too. Some states aren’t waiting for an Aug. 1 deadline to seek help from the federal government in buying anti-flu medicine for a possible pandemic.
People in the news
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Syndicator to review alleged Coulter plagiarism ¢ Lamp to blame for latest fire at Ozzy’s English mansion ¢ Interim lead singer steps in for Journey’s tour journey
Wild Hearts’ a tame tale for John-Boy
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A2
TV stars from several generations get a workout tonight on a couple of cable movies. Best known for playing John-Boy Walton in his youth, Richard Thomas stars in “Wild Hearts” (8 p.m. today, Hallmark) as Bob, a Los Angeles policeman who makes a radical midlife U-turn.
Post-surgery Pavarotti on the mend
Tenor cancels tour dates after pancreatic cancer diagnosis
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A2
The tenor of his times to opera buffs and a celebrity whose personality captivated even casual fans, Luciano Pavarotti was recovering Friday from surgery for pancreatic cancer - a kind of cancer often considered a death sentence.
Coalition soldier, Taliban fighters killed in southern Afghanistan
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A7
President Hamid Karzai urged neighboring Pakistan to prevent militants from training on its soil as fighting Friday in southern Afghanistan killed a U.S.-led coalition soldier and at least eight suspected Taliban militants.
Iraqi troops clash with Shiite militia
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A7
Iraqi troops backed by U.S. jets raided a Shiite stronghold Friday in the capital, killing and wounding dozens of people in a crackdown on militias blamed for much of Iraq’s worsening sectarian violence.
Former governor appointed to bioscience authority
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B8
Former Kansas Gov. John Carlin has been appointed to the Kansas Bioscience Authority.
Appeals court: Regulators must reconsider Westar rates
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B8
State regulators must reconsider the electric rates they set for 655,000 homes and businesses, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday, creating the possibility of lower monthly bills and even refunds.
Complaint wants justices disciplined
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B8
An Andover man who has called for the removal of all members of the Kansas Supreme Court has filed a complaint against the court with the Commission on Judicial Qualifications.
Society calendar
July 8, 2006 in print edition on D5
Scouting news
July 8, 2006 in print edition on D3
All-Stars to visit picturesque PNC Park
Pittsburgh claims one of baseball’s prettiest stadiums but one of ugliest teams
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C5
Pittsburgh’s steel-and-glass skyline is so close, it appears to hover over the right fielder’s shoulder. There are three major rivers located about the length of a Jason Bay home run from the ballpark’s boundaries.
FCE and 4-H news
July 8, 2006 in print edition on D3
Club news
July 8, 2006 in print edition on D3
Men still in hospital after ATV accident
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
Two 22-year-old men from the area remain hospitalized after a four-wheeler accident early July 1 in southeastern Jefferson County, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday.
Fisherman pulls piranha from pond
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
Even the folks at the local bait shop were stumped when Mike Sader came stumbling in with his prized catch.
U.S. commander submits Haditha review
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A7
The No. 2 U.S. commander in Iraq completed a review Friday of an investigation into a possible cover-up of the alleged Marine killings of 24 Iraqi civilians in the western town of Haditha.
Pentagon details plan to buy war equipment
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A7
President Bush would spend a quarter of the $50 billion down payment he wants for next year’s Iraq and Afghanistan war costs to replace damaged weapons and equipment, while an additional $3 billion would go to train and equip Iraqi and Afghan forces.
Ex-Army reservist admits kickback scheme
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A7
A former U.S. Army Reserve officer has agreed to plead guilty to playing a key role in a kickback scheme that steered millions of dollars in Iraq reconstruction contracts to one businessman.
Longtime engineer leaves radio stations
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B5
Bob Newton shed one of his four part-time jobs earlier this month. It just happens to be from the place - KLWN/KLZR radio - where he started working back in 1969.
Rich history
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I’ve been concerned in reading about the ongoing financial woes of the Watkins Museum.
Museum progress
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Megan Helm reveals a lack of understanding and a disregard for financial realities in her letter to the editor in the Journal-World of June 29, (“Exhibits lacking”).
Wright fans 10; New York wins
Punchless Yankees get by with single run in fourth
July 8, 2006 in print edition on C4
Jaret Wright matched a career high with 10 strikeouts and allowed four hits in six sharp innings Friday night, leading the New York Yankees to a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B7
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 8, 1906: “The Emporia Gazette’s William Allen White has joined with us in coming out squarely in favor of the strong Republican platform proposed by W.R. Stubbs.
Battle of sexes is educational distraction
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B7
Too bad the study came out during summer vacation. We tend to forget whatever we learned by the time school rolls around again. But there’s something worth retaining over the long, lazy days: The “boy crisis” in education is not what it was cranked up to be.
Report: Drug makers lag on safety studies
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A8
Government investigators have found that drug makers are failing to file status reports that show progress they have made in conducting safety studies.
Regent convicted of campaign violations
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A8
A University of Nebraska regent, already impeached by the Legislature, was convicted Friday of manipulating campaign-finance laws during his 2004 campaign and lying to cover it up.
Flu in preschoolers often undiagnosed
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A8
Most young children who are sick with the flu do not get properly diagnosed or fully treated for that serious viral infection - even after a visit to the doctor’s office or the hospital - according to newly published research.
Psychiatrist warned Yates against fifth baby
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A8
A psychiatrist testified Friday that she warned Andrea Yates not to have any more children after she tried to commit suicide twice within months of having her fourth child in 1999.
A.G. excluded from governor’s prosecution
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A8
A judge disqualified Kentucky’s attorney general Friday from any involvement in prosecuting Gov. Ernie Fletcher in a state hiring scandal.
Japanese beetle ravages Midwest crops
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A8
At hundreds of farms and yards across Illinois and neighboring states, Japanese beetles are having their annual feast. Beetle activity reaches its peak by mid-July, experts said.
FBI disrupts terror plot
8 suspects planned to bomb NYC tunnels
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
A terrorist plot to flood lower Manhattan by attacking train tunnels under the Hudson River used by tens of thousands of commuters was thwarted before the conspirators could travel to the United States, authorities said Friday.
GM to explore alliance with Renault, Nissan
July 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
General Motors Corp.’s board has decided to explore an alliance with Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co., bowing to pressure from dissident billionaire shareholder Kirk Kerkorian who has chafed about the pace of the turnaround plan at the world’s biggest automaker.
Homeless reaction
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Has anyone thought to ask the “homeless” people if they would be happy living at the old nursing home on 31st Street?
Portion of road to be closed today
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
A portion of East 100 Road in northwestern Douglas County will be closed today to allow construction work on an Interstate 70 bridge.
City staff attorney to discuss bar safety
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
Concerned about safety in Lawrence’s downtown night spots?
Solicitor arrested for selling without license
July 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
A solicitor going door-to-door selling cleaning solutions without a required city license picked the wrong home to visit Wednesday afternoon: that of Lawrence Police Capt. Dan Affalter.