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Archive for Sunday, July 9, 2006

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Poet’s showcase
July 9, 2006 in print edition on D3
“Perry,” by Jason Wesco
The city that never sleeps
Workers see different side of community after dark
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A1
Goodnight, Lawrence. And hello, Lawrence nights. It’s a different city out there with the sun tucked away.
Aquahawks feed off one another to win
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C3
Emma Reaney couldn’t take it easy.
Poor pitching ends K.C. streak
Hillenbrand’s homer, Hill’s hits carry Toronto to victory
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C6
The Toronto Blue Jays regained their hitting stroke Saturday night.
10 years after TWA explosion, doubts about cause still abound
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A7
A little past 8:30 p.m., as the blistering July sun melted in the west, a jumbo jet carrying students, honeymooners, businessmen and others to Paris exploded in a fireball, raining carnage into the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island.
N.J. governor signs budget, ending weeklong shutdown
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A7
After three slotless nights at Resorts Atlantic City, Lucille Mock was packing her bags to head home Saturday morning when she heard the news: the casinos had reopened!
Astronauts say daring, wobbly spacewalk repair technique works
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
A key test of a daring yet wobbly spacewalking technique that could be used someday to repair space shuttle heat shields worked well Saturday and got good reviews from two astronauts from the shuttle Discovery, NASA officials said.
Crime Stoppers wants to boost profile
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A1
Each month, Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County fields between 10 and 15 calls.
Developer: Downtown post office should move
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A1
A Lawrence developer is asking City Hall to help him convince the U.S. Postal Service to move its main post office out of downtown.
U.S. backlash driving global policies
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B7
Despite itself, the Bush administration is reshaping and revitalizing international law as a governing concept and a force in world politics. This White House gives new meaning to the notion of unintended and devoutly unwanted consequences.
Plane crashes; most passengers feared dead
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
An airplane carrying about 200 people crashed today in the Siberian city of Irkutsk and most on board were feared dead, officials said.
Developing cancer drug
CritiTech works to improve treatment
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C10
A team of researchers is fighting ovarian cancer, one submicron-sized drug particle at a time.
Bookworm finds contentment in job
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
For now, dusting off used books and returning them to shelves for others to browse is the perfect job for this Kansas University graduate.
Where the sand isn’t always bad
Keegan: Baldwin Golf Assn.’s ‘greens’ offer unique round
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C5
As Marvin Jardon tells the story, the men had returned a few years earlier from serving their country in World War II and still were of a mind to band together to accomplish goals.
Building blocks
Will athleticism outperform experience?
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C1
In many cases, you just don’t know what you’re going to get with the 2006 Kansas University football team. How will quarterback Kerry Meier respond in game situations? How will better athletes negate lesser experience at linebacker? Will teams focus on Jon Cornish? Throw away from Aqib Talib? What could that mean?
Best sellers
July 9, 2006 in print edition on D3
Review: ‘James A. Garfield’: A president with a short life span
July 9, 2006 in print edition on D3
In a compelling new biography, part of The American Presidents series edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Ira Rutkow makes us care about a forgotten president, James A. Garfield, who served only four months in 1881 before he became the second president to be assassinated.
The outsiders: ‘Londonstani’ captures British youth culture
July 9, 2006 in print edition on D3
Gautam Malkani had the title before he wrote the book - “Londonstani.”
Prepare ahead for a pet emergency
July 9, 2006 in print edition on D4
Pets, like people, have a much greater chance of surviving a life-threatening emergency if the proper first aid is administered right away. Emergency situations are frightening for everyone but are especially difficult if a loved family member is involved. Being prepared for a pet emergency will increase your chances of responding calmly and quickly and could save your pet’s life.
Keep pets safe in summertime
July 9, 2006 in print edition on D4
Here are some tips, courtesy of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, to keep your pets safe this summer season.
Actor Orlando Bloom embraces his inner pirate
July 9, 2006 in print edition on D4
Since playing an aspiring pirate in 2003’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” Orlando Bloom has been an elf, a milkman, a shoe designer and a soldier.
Pirates’ delivers cliffhanger ending
July 9, 2006 in print edition on D4
If the big surprise of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” was Johnny Depp’s kohl-eyed, rock-star pirate (and that a film based on a theme park ride could be so good), the revelation of the sequel is a traditional-to-the-point-of-being-retro cliffhanger ending.
Quilting workshop planned July 17-18
July 9, 2006 in print edition on D5
The Kaw Valley Quilt Guild has announced a workshop July 17-July 18 by Karen Kay Buckley, a Master Quilter whos works have appeared on the covers of more than a dozen quilting magazines.
Rau ready for Sunday LAGA showdown
July 9, 2006
The long holes at Eagle Bend Golf Course didn’t phase Carol Rau on Saturday.
Big mistake costly at Big Event
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C3
Greg Sharp eagled the ninth hole, hit 15 of 17 greens in regulation and nearly hit every fairway Saturday at the Lawrence Golf Assn.’s Big Event.
Commentary: Italy, France surprising the ‘experts’
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C2
Either three-time champion Italy or one-time champion France will add a gold star to their national team jersey and etch their country’s name on the World Cup trophy today. And of course, for the next four years Italian or French people will proudly proclaim their soccer prowess. When the 2006 World Cup began in Germany one month ago, very few so-called experts predicted that these two countries would dispute the final match. What happened?
Germany snares third in World Cup
Host squad turns back Portugal, 3-1, in consolation game
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C2
This third-place game had meaning - for Germany, at least.
Mauresmo enjoys her moment
Frenchwoman rallies from set down to win Wimbledon title
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C6
Amelie Mauresmo sank into her chair after losing the first set of the Wimbledon final and buried her face in a towel.
Bankruptcies
July 9, 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.
Small investors should avoid Wall Street’s roller coaster ride
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C10
When the stock market has a big day - up or down - it often makes perfect sense. A hurricane strikes. War breaks out. Inflation jumps. …
Fishing report
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C7
Duck boundary changes approved
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C7
Slight modifications in duck zone boundaries have been approved by the Wildlife and Parks Commission.
Raiders sloppy in split
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C1
Mind games were lingering in the Lawrence Raiders’ dugout Saturday in a doubleheader with Springfield (Mo.) Glendale at Free State High.
Watson holding on
K.C. golfer survives Roberts’ record round
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C1
The pain in his hip reminded Tom Watson why they call this tournament the U.S. Senior Open.
Keegan: Not the same old Jayhawks
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C1
Here is the formula for mediocrity in college football: When one plowhorse uses up his eligibility, the next, almost indistinguishable from the last, takes his place.
After one drink, look out
July 9, 2006 in print edition on D2
Can a single stiff drink affect your vision? According to research published in Applied Cognitive Psychology, people intoxicated to half the legal blood-alcohol limit were less likely to notice an unexpected visual object when concentrating on another task, a phenomenon called “inattentional blindness.”
The flora and fauna of our space spared by husband’s saving grace
July 9, 2006 in print edition on D2
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages: Come see husband Ray’s magnificent horizontal tree! It’s true. The leafy branches of the tall old hackberry that once brushed the sky are now hugging the ground … and have been for the past three years. Toppled by a windstorm, the tree continues to leaf out each year and - operating on the same principle that won’t allow him to destroy any sick animal that’s making an effort to live by eating - Ray won’t remove the tree until it quits greening up each spring.
Surfers are setting pace in fashion with casual chic image
July 9, 2006 in print edition on D1
Forget riding the wave. Today’s surfers are ahead of it when it comes to style. The same goes for skateboarders and snowboarders.
Aloe plant can rub you the right way
July 9, 2006 in print edition on D1
As you spend more time outdoors in the warmer weather, the aloe plant could become your new best friend.
Seminar to focus on foreign workers
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C10
Employers looking for the lowdown on hiring foreign workers are invited to register for a free seminar next week in Lawrence.
Senior shocker
Unsolicited movie discount offers sneak preview of future horror
July 9, 2006 in print edition on D1
I am standing in line at the movie theater on a hot and sticky afternoon.
Couple include love of sports on big day
July 9, 2006 in print edition on D8
Customizing the wedding experience to reflect personal tastes and creating new traditions is a popular trend for today’s couples. In the case of Jackie Dubois and Adam Miller, that meant turning a daily routine into a wedding day ritual.
Volunteers sought to help explain Medicare
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B2
Douglas County Senior Services is looking for volunteers interested in helping seniors deal with Medicare and Medicare Part D.
Victim of ATV crash dies in hospital
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B2
One of the victims of an all-terrain vehicle crash on July 1 near McLouth died Friday at the hospital.
On the record
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence commuter report
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B3
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Car drives into festival crowd, injuring 27
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
An 89-year-old man driving through a crowd at a summer festival panicked after striking one pedestrian and lurched his station wagon through the throng, injuring 27 people, city officials and witnesses said.
Financial consultant earns honor, title
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C10
David Mattern, a financial consultant with the Lawrence office of A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc., recently qualified for Crest Club, one of the top sales honors given by the firm.
Old-fashioned decor trendy
July 9, 2006 in print edition on D5
“Everything old is new again,” according to an old song, and it’s becoming more obvious in fashion and decorating. The home-furnishings gurus are now discussing “granny chic.” Old materials like needlepoint and lace are made in new designs, or designs from the past are being reinterpreted today with modern materials.
Sources: Alleged bombers considered other targets
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
Before Assem Hammoud and his associates decided to try to bomb New York’s PATH trains, they had considered several other targets: the Golden Gate Bridge and the forests of California, and the Brooklyn Bridge where they would set a huge fire, Lebanese security officials told Newsday.
Arrests show U.S. willing to act on plots
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
No one can know for sure whether an al-Qaida loyalist had what it took to follow through on a suspected plot to bomb Hudson River train tunnels. He had no explosives and no detailed plan, and isn’t believed to have visited New York, authorities said.
Home-alone boy, 4, survives 11-story fall
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A9
A 4-year-old boy survived a fall from an 11-story window after being left alone at home, bouncing off a metal awning into a concrete courtyard and then trying to stand up, Albany officials said. He was able to chat with doctors.
Judge waives fine for slow 82-year-old
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A9
An 82-year-old woman who was given a jaywalking ticket for taking too long to cross a busy street won’t have to pay the $114 fine.
No major injuries in 2nd day of running of bulls
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
Six massive bulls charged down Pamplona’s people-clogged streets Saturday, tossing aside those unfortunate enough to get in their way during the world’s most famous planned rampage: the festival of San Fermin.
Governor: Gay parent ban will be reinstated
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is optimistic the Legislature quickly will reinstate a ban on same-sex couples serving as foster parents in his state.
Cuban woman dies after Coast Guard standoff
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
A boat overloaded with Cubans being smuggled into the U.S. tried to ram a Coast Guard vessel in rough seas early Saturday, and a woman aboard the boat died, authorities said.
Probe: Suicides part of bigger plot
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
An investigation into three apparent suicides at the Guantanamo Bay prison has found that other detainees may have helped the men hang themselves or were planning to kill themselves too.
Israel rejects Hamas call for cease-fire
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
The head of the Hamas-led Palestinian government called Saturday for a truce to halt the Israeli offensive in Gaza, but Israel demanded that Hamas first free a captured Israeli soldier and halt rocket attacks on its southern towns.
People in the news
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Michael Jackson tells his side in suit over alleged debt ¢ Portuguese-born designer opts for uniqueness ¢ Chinese film director wants Olympics to show off country ¢ Senator helps with release of producer jailed in Dubai
Rocketboom launched special brand of online fame
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A2
“The Internet is like a smoothly paved road,” Amanda Congdon told viewers the last time she appeared on her popular video blog, Rocketboom. “I can go anywhere I want.” She wasn’t talking about her career, but she could have been.
Identity thieves exploit records from defunct co.
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
Police are warning that identity thieves have used the customer records of a defunct Wichita mortgage company to run up tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases.
Santa Clauses come to Missouri
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
It’s summer in southwest Missouri, but Santa Claus has come to town.
Police chief: Secondhand smoke equal to child abuse
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
North Platte Police Chief Martin Gutschenritter says he believes parents who expose their children to secondhand smoke in a vehicle should be charged with child abuse.
Transplant deepens brotherly bond
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
His brother saved his life. A police officer saved his life.
Senior center seeks book donations
July 9, 2006
Douglas County senior citizens are seeking donations of used books for the senior center’s annual book sale fundraiser on July 20.
Survivors lend a hand at party
Reality TV show participants judge challenge, talk about experience in national spotlight
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
Danni Boatwright, the “Survivor: Guatemala” champion originally from Tonganoxie, was back in a tribal-council setting Saturday afternoon - in Lawrence.
Police seize stolen items from store
Woman finds missing goods at Yellow House
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Police again confiscated merchandise from the Yellow House secondhand store, 1904 Mass., after hearing that a local resident found her stolen property there.
Courts deny appeal for probation, treatment
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
If Dezerro D. Smith had been caught somewhere else in Kansas besides Douglas County with that cocaine in his pocket, or if it had happened a year later, he might be facing probation and drug treatment right now.
U.S. authorities asking to exhume remains of teen rape victim
More soldiers will be charged, source says
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A1
U.S. investigators have asked Iraqi authorities to help them navigate cultural sensitivities to exhume the body of a teenager allegedly raped and murdered with her family by American soldiers, a military official said Saturday.
Rights come first
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Afghanistan is falling into anarchy, and the Taliban is reasserting itself.
Attack on Gore
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: George Gurley’s column in the Journal-World last Sunday was more of an attack on Al Gore than a rebuttal of the film “An Inconvenient Truth.”
Moral demand
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: George Gurley’s column last Sunday (“Inconvenient Truth”), amid its snide and personal attacks on former Vice President Al Gore, elides the very simple message that Gore is trying to convey and dismisses the film because it dares make a moral demand upon us.
Pope defends traditional family values in Spain
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A5
Pope Benedict XVI hammered away at traditional family values during a visit to Spain on Saturday, challenging a Socialist government that has angered the Vatican by instituting liberal reforms such as gay marriage and fast-track divorce.
Silence best response for N. Korea’s Kim
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B7
It is perfectly clear why the North Korean dictatorship of Kim Jong Il tests its ballistic missiles after slow and elaborate preparations easily photographed by satellites. Kim is trying his best to attract attention by being deliberately provocative, which is very important to the world’s most grotesque dictatorship.
China’s role
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The first thing Americans should understand is that the crisis with North Korea is really a crisis with China.
Sowing confusion
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: George Gurley’s column published July 2 deals mostly with the “fundamentalist” style of Al Gore’s movie on global warming.
Accident aid
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: An accident occurred in downtown, on the east side of the street, at the intersection of Sixth and Massachusetts around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 30.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 9, 1906: “Boiled down, the Republican platform features three things: A stringent direct primary law; a stringent anti-pass law; a reform in the present method of assessing railroad property. Candidates are being asked to embrace what amounts to a potent ethics code and platform and it appears all will do so : Saloon-buster Carry Nation of Kansas has been arrested for circulating obscene matter through the mails. When did Aunt Carry, who has visited here often, begin traveling by mail? : Those young German noblemen who are marrying multi-millionaire Krupp’s daughters are laying themselves liable to charges of Krupp-tion.”
Financial history
Hiring a permanent development director may be the answer to the financial problems that continue to plague the county’s main historical museum.
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B6
Watkins Community Museum of History should be a gem of this community, drawing broad financial support and participation in programs and exhibits that showcase this area’s rich history.
Horoscopes
July 9, 2006 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, July 9, 2006
Thousands of leftist’s supporters protest alleged fraud
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A5
More than 100,000 defiant supporters of leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador massed Saturday in a bid to overturn his narrow election defeat with protests that threatened to widen Mexico’s regional and class divisions.
3 U.S. troops, Iraqi translator killed
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A4
Three U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi woman translator were killed in separate incidents Saturday, while the country’s largest Sunni Arab party appealed to authorities to end a military crackdown in Sunni villages northeast of Baghdad.
Interstate system changed America
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B6
On Tuesday, July 11, the United States will become more geographically stable than it has ever been. It will have been 17,126 days since the admission of Hawaii to statehood on Aug. 21, 1959. The longest previous span between expansions of the nation was the 17,125 days between the admission of Arizona on Feb. 14, 1912, and the admission of Alaska on Jan. 3, 1959. Since then the nation has become, in a sense, smaller through the annihilation of distance and, to some extent, of difference.
Liverpool will not rename Penny Lane
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
Penny Lane will keep its name.
Marine leadership failed, slayings probe concludes
July 9, 2006 in print edition on A4
The U.S. military officer overseeing the investigation into 24 civilian killings in Haditha, Iraq, has concluded that Marine leadership failed multiple times, including in pre-deployment training, in the tone set by commanders, and in how information was reported up the chain of command, defense officials said.
Baker’s new leader to meet the public
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B4
Baldwin and area residents can meet new Baker University President Pat Long at an ice cream social from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Hartley Plaza south of the Harter Union.
Landis struts his stuff
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C6
On a day when other U.S. riders struggled, crashed or complained, Floyd Landis set himself up as a leading contender in the Tour de France.
Boston claims Sox battle
Ortiz homer sinks Chicago
July 9, 2006 in print edition on C4
David Ortiz hit his 31st homer, Josh Beckett got his 11th win despite giving up three homers and the Boston Red Sox used timely two-out hitting Saturday to beat the Chicago White Sox 9-6.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
July 9, 2006 in print edition on B6
In what church officials called their biggest local development in more than a century, Lawrence Catholics said they would form a second parish and build a new church to serve families in west Lawrence.