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Downtown safety discussion thicken
July 10, 2006
While city leaders are trying to take steps to improve security for Lawrence nightlife, some downtown business owners don’t think all their bars should be considered equal.
6News Now for July 10
July 10, 2006
Major improvements are planned for 19th and Louisiana, security cameras are among the ideas for a safer downtown, and an aging population is increasingly choosing to stay out of nursing homes.
Thunderstorms to redevelop this afternoon
Widespread rain pushing in from west
July 10, 2006
Grab an umbrella on the way out. “It’s going to be quite a soaker,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “We are expecting periods of heavy rainfall through the midday.”
Americans forgo outdoor activities for more electronic entertainment
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Americans are forgoing the great outdoors as they resort to videophilia. “The paradigm is changing,” said Oliver Pergams, a University of Illinois-Chicago professor.
Higher loan rates raise cost of education
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
Kansas University senior Nathan Navrat knows someday he’ll feel the pinch of rising student loan interest rates.
Mean’ label has different meaning to homeless
City’s ranking as second-harshest disputed, but residents’ attitudes aren’t so nice, survey results say
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
Two Kansas University social welfare experts say Lawrence residents may be “mean” to the homeless, but not in the ways identified by a recent national ranking.
Crazy finale fitting
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C7
For the second time in history, the World Cup Final was decided by penalty kicks.
Time to shed the red shirt
TurfTeam breathes sigh of relief with U.S. Senior Open’s conclusion
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C7
About 20 minutes of golf was played Sunday morning before officials cleared the golf course at the U.S. Senior Open. An expected weather system and rain storm delayed the final round. A shotgun start on the first and 10th tees was planned by tournament officials Saturday evening in an attempt to conclude the tournament.
Riders rest today; mountains loom
American Floyd Landis poised to gain on overall leader Honchar
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C7
Tour de France riders get to put their feet up today, their first rest day. They’ll need it.
Sports briefs
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C5
¢ Kansas City cuts ties with pitcher Booker ¢ Indians sign 16-year-old from Australian team ¢ Myers expected back after All-Star break ¢ Capuano late addition on NL All-Star team
Now is time to turn season around
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C5
It’s the moment of truth. Donald Trump wants to see you in the boardroom. And all he has upon which to base his judgment of you is your first-half fantasy baseball performance.
Future Royals shine for U.S.
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C5
If the All-Star Futures Game is any indication, there’s hope for the lowly Kansas City Royals.
This one is for all the marbles
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C5
It all came down to the July 5 finale of Bravo’s “Celebrity Poker Showdown,” and all of the players earned the right to play by winning their five-player heat. Combined, these winners will give their New Orleans-based charities $900,000; with the winner getting a cool $500,000 for their charity!
Toronto pounds Kansas City
Gobble roughed up in Royals’ last game before break
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Toronto Blue Jays like their chances with Roy Halladay pitching. When they get Halladay an early lead, they feel even more comfortable.
Miles lifts Cardinals in 12th
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C4
Aaron Miles doubled in two runs in the 12th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday night.
Chicago wins epic battle of Sox
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C4
Tadahito Iguchi’s bases-loaded single in the 19th sent the Chicago White Sox to a 6-5 victory Sunday over the Boston Red Sox in a 6-hour, 19-minute game that began in sunshine and ended with the lights on at U.S. Cellular Field. Each team used eight pitchers and combined to throw 570 pitches.
Raiders, Outlaws rained out Sunday
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C3
While the absence of three teams forced a change in the format of the Lawrence Raiders’ Invitational this weekend, Sunday’s rain showers ended the three-team tournament early.
Young Aquahawks form friendly rivalry
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C3
Molly Albrecht and Alyssa Rudman still argue about it. Neither likes to be wrong, but more importantly, neither likes to lose.
Soggy, but superior
Ex-Jayhawk Conrad Roberts wins Big Event
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
Small puddles surrounded the eighth hole of Alvamar Golf Club on Sunday. Rain caused soggy, darkened bunkers and thick rough.
Kansas target Rose injured at camp
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
Notes from the first weekend of the July college basketball evaluation period in recruiting. …
Watson fades at Open
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
Allen Doyle figured he had maybe one friend among the thousands of people following him, Tom Watson and Loren Roberts in the final round of the U.S. Senior Open.
Source: Suspect in tunnels plot visited U.S. in 2000
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A7
Lebanese authorities found maps and bombing plans on the personal computer of an al-Qaida loyalist accused of plotting to attack New York train tunnels, and a U.S. official disclosed that he had visited the country at least once.
Five more soldiers charged in rape case
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A7
Four more U.S. soldiers have been charged with rape and murder and a fifth with dereliction of duty in the alleged rape-slaying of a young Iraqi woman and the killings of her relatives in Mahmoudiya, the military said Sunday.
Emergency loans to farmers available
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B3
Farmers in Douglas County who suffered crop or livestock losses because of severe storms, tornadoes and strong winds on March 12 and 13 may apply for Farm Service Agency emergency loans.
Legal eagle to speak at schools breakfast
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B3
Kannon Shanmugam will be the keynote speaker at the Lawrence Schools Foundation’s Annual Community Breakfast on Aug. 31.
State seeks comments on chicken composting
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B3
State environmental officials seek public comment on what would be the largest chicken composting operation in Kansas.
Lawrence City Commission Agenda
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
Pennies are collected for Holocaust victims
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
The pennies are brown, black, shiny, dirty, newly minted and worn out. An occasional dime even flaunts its silver.
Loons are threatened by lead poisoning
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
Lead fishing tackle is threatening the common loon and other bird populations in northern Wisconsin, and a campaign aims to offer fishers alternatives.
Dangers of drug for depression debated
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
A widely prescribed antidepressant that Andrea Yates took in the months before she drowned her five children in 2001 had homicidal thoughts added recently to its list of rare adverse events.
Autopsy: Cuban migrant died of head trauma
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
A woman who died while attempting to reach the Florida Keys in a speedboat crowded with Cuban migrants sustained fatal head injuries, according to preliminary autopsy results released Sunday.
Congress having trouble with sure things
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
Could a Republican-controlled Congress, pass a bill to protect the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance from court challenges?
Lawmakers heard of intel program only after complaint
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Bush administration briefed top lawmakers on a significant intelligence program only after a key Republican committee chairman angrily complained of being left in the dark, the chairman said Sunday.
Shuttle cleared for return trip
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
Space shuttle Discovery’s astronauts got some happy news Sunday: It’s safe to fly home.
No job too dirty - or smelly - for cleaning company
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B5
Jay Minear and his employees spent 10 hours one day sucking 6,000 pounds of bat guano from the attic of a Beloit church.
Husband, wife vie for same House seat
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B5
They say it’s a legitimate political difference. Their detractors say it’s a gimmick.
A different kind of golf
In Lawrence, disc golf’s popularity grows
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C6
It was all square heading to the last hole. This was an instant classic.
Gordon takes controversial victory
Kenseth accuses Gordon of causing wreck near end of Nextel Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C2
Matt Kenseth accused Jeff Gordon of spinning him out on Sunday in retribution for an accident earlier in the season.
King of the court: Federer wins
Swiss star tops nemesis to take Wimbledon crown
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C2
When Roger Federer stepped onto Centre Court, dressed for success in his creamy white, custom-made blazer, one thought was prominent as he prepared to face Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon final: He absolutely had to beat this guy.
Depp marks the spot as ‘Pirates’ sequel lands record $132 million debut
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A2
Johnny Depp’s boozy, woozy buccaneer Jack Sparrow has plundered the box office, with “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” taking in a record $132 million in its first three days, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Code breach breaks lease
Renter upset by automatic renewal calls city inspectors
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
Andrea Sumpter knew she should have read her lease more carefully. That’s her fault, she admits.
National Zoo marks panda’s 1st birthday
Rambunctious’ Tai Shan grows from four ounces to 56 pounds
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A2
One year ago, he was nearly hairless, pink and weighed about four ounces, less than most bagels. On Sunday, his first birthday, giant panda Tai Shan is an active, 56-pound cub and the star attraction of the National Zoo.
Missile crisis hurts stance on Iran’s program
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
With the uproar over North Korea’s missile tests, America and its allies are fretting that all the attention could hurt their effort to curb Iran’s suspect nuclear program.
Olmert vows to press forward with offensive
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday he would push ahead with the army’s widescale offensive in the Gaza Strip, saying the fight to free an abducted soldier and stop militant rocket fire would last for a “long time.”
Pope extols importance of family during Mass
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
In a visit billed as a mini-showdown with Spain’s Socialist government, Pope Benedict XVI drove home the importance of the traditional family before hundreds of thousands of pilgrims Sunday, insisting that marriage must be between a man and woman.
Brake system focus of airliner crash probe
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Investigators examining the charred remains of a Russian airliner that skidded off a rain-slick runway and crashed Sunday in Siberia, killing at least 124 people, are focusing on the possibility that the plane’s hydraulic brake system failed upon landing, according to news reports.
Ripe with sophistication
Watermelon recipes dress up summer staple
July 10, 2006 in print edition on D1
When the first juicy red watermelon of the season arrives, you know it’s really summertime. Kids love to eat it - and spit the seeds - and they’ll get a dose of nutrition with every slice. Watermelons are a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as potassium.
U.S. pushes for united front on N. Korean missiles, but splits widen
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
A top U.S. envoy pushed for a united international front against North Korea’s recent missile tests Sunday, but divisions widened over a U.S.-backed Japanese proposal for sanctions against Pyongyang.
15 Taliban, 1 Canadian killed in fighting
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Hundreds of Canadian and Afghan soldiers raided Taliban strongholds throughout southern orchards Sunday, sparking fighting that killed at least 15 militants and one Canadian.
Series of bombings are increasing unease about Afghan insurgency
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
When the call to prayer rings out, Muslim faithful converge on the blue-tiled Qaraman-e-Karbala Mosque in the Afghan capital. At the gates, they are politely stopped and those with bags are searched.
Leaders meeting to tackle illegal migrants
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Thousands of Africans clamber onto Spanish beaches every year, fleeing poverty and violence for what they hope is a brighter future.
Candidate to present fraud allegations, seeks recount
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was sending hundreds of pages of purported evidence of fraud Sunday to a court he hoped would overturn his conservative rival’s razor-thin preliminary victory.
Movement for slavery reparations gaining momentum across country
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
Advocates who say that black Americans should be compensated for slavery and its Jim Crow aftermath are quietly chalking up victories and gaining momentum.
Alumnus provides landscaping funds
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
A $100,000 gift from a former Kansas University Alumni Association chair and his wife has paid for a landscaping facelift and new outdoor plaza at the K.S. “Boots” Adams Alumni Center at KU.
Special Olympians bring home medals
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Special Olympians Becky Saathoff and Brady Tanner spent some time on the medal stand last week at the 2006 USA National Games in Ames, Iowa.
Political war in GOP shows up at primary
Right wing, moderates duel to represent Kansas Republicans
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
The political war in the Republican Party over which wing truly represents the GOP is being waged in the race for state insurance commissioner.
Horoscopes
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B4
For Monday, July 10
Light travel
July 10, 2006 in print edition on D1
Pulse calendar
July 10, 2006 in print edition on D2
American Indian teen battles conformity
July 10, 2006 in print edition on D2
Alia Shawkat stars in “Not Like Everyone Else” (8 p.m., Lifetime). Best known for her role on “Arrested Development,” Shawkat plays Brandi Bearcat, a curious, nonconformist teen of American Indian ancestry who is repeatedly suspended from school after mean cheerleader types spread rumors about her, call her a witch and accuse her of planning a Columbine-like insurrection.
TherapyWorks offers free health expo
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A8
TherapyWorks P.A. is sponsoring its fourth annual Health and Wellness Expo, which will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 1112 W. Sixth St., Suite 120.
Unclassified Senate report new officers
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A8
The Unclassified Senate of Kansas University has announced officers for the 2006-2007 academic year.
Wise Management wins sales award
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A8
Lawrence-based Wise Construction Management received a Central Sales Region 2005 Annual Sales Volume Award from VP Buildings, a manufacturer of metal buildings.
Watercooler
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A8
Many white collar employees are finding that their vacation time is business as usual whether or not they’re at the office, according to one survey.
Faith for future
July 10, 2006
To the editor: A postscript to George Gurley’s column on the film “An Inconvenient Truth” is an experience I had when working for the American Friends’ Service Committee’s Peace Education Division in Philadelphia in 1961 when Russian and American nuclear testing was taking place with ever-larger bombs being detonated.
Not credible
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: “An Inconvenient Truth” can withstand the critical scrutiny George Gurley calls for.
Politicians face religion test
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B7
Consider the following scenario: four candidates are running for president in 2008. One is a pro-choice Protestant who believes in balanced budgets and would cut spending and lower taxes, but is divorced and remarried to someone who has also been divorced. The second candidate is a Catholic, who is pro-life, but who believes in tax increases and more government spending to help the poor. This candidate is married, but during the ‘60s he smoked dope and lived in an ashram with two women.
Where’s the outrage for murdered children?
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
Perhaps you are familiar with Kenneth Clark’s landmark study of children and dolls.
GOP candidate seeks distance from Bush
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
Rep. Mark Kennedy, a 49-year-old former small-town accountant and businessman, is carrying the hopes of the national Republican Party in one of the few Senate races in the country where the GOP has a chance of gaining a seat.
Make way
Why not close the 700 and 800 blocks of Massachusetts during this year’s sidewalk sale?
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
This seems like the perfect year for Downtown Lawrence to experiment with closing at least part of Massachusetts Street for the annual sidewalk sale, scheduled for July 20.
City auctions fire truck online
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Need a bright green fire truck?
Bilingual requests puzzle job candidate
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A8
am struggling in a job search with employers who fail to mention that they want candidates who are bilingual. I would never apply for a job that lists being bilingual, but I can’t tell you how many times it has happened that 45 minutes or more into the interview they ask, “You’re bilingual, right?”
Positive goal
Requiring international experience for all state university graduates is a big, but positive, goal.
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
The chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents has set a challenging goal for higher education in Kansas - but it’s a goal that may take some time to achieve.
Free speech
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: It seems like so many folks who are so against flag-burning and advocate changing our great Constitution to make such a practice illegal were the same ones who ridiculed the Muslim community for protests and violence due to a Danish cartoon that displayed an image of the Prophet Muhammad.
Diabetes care is a growing market
Pharmaceutical firms developing new treatments
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A8
A tiny pump injects insulin through a catheter into Bob Russell’s abdomen up to seven times an hour, helping him regulate his blood sugar level so he can stay healthy.
Town’s space rock party draws hundreds to south-central Kansas
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B8
This was a rock festival of a different sort. Haviland’s first meteorite festival, with the motto “The Rock Stops Here,” drew several hundred people on Saturday.
Gecko migrates north to Kansas
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
A new lizard has taken up residence in Kansas. Decades ago the Mediterranean gecko arrived in Florida, spreading through the southeastern United States and into Texas and Oklahoma.
Craftsmen donate skills to build castle
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
On Friday, builders were busy placing the last stones and tiles on Douglas County CASA’s latest playhouse creation.
Ejection, dejection
France’s Zidane red-carded; Italy wins shootout
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
The beautiful game turned vicious, even venomous Sunday. It was all still beautiful to Italy.
Scores of Sunnis die in sectarian battles
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A7
Shiite Muslim militiamen rampaged through a Sunni Arab neighborhood in Baghdad early Sunday morning, killing more than 50 people and discarding bodies in the streets, according to Iraqi officials and witnesses. Hours later, attackers struck back, detonating two car bombs near a Shiite mosque.
Kline steps into pulpit of Topeka church
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
Atty. Gen. Phill Kline took a short break from the campaign trail Sunday to preach at a local church.
On the record
July 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
Rec Calendar
July 10, 2006 in print edition on C6
People in the news
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ From Billy Joel to Bob Dylan ¢ Olympian Shannon Miller is divorcing husband of 7 years  Tying the knot twice
62-year-old British woman gives birth
July 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
A 62-year-old child psychologist has given birth to a boy, becoming the oldest British woman to have a baby.