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DNA evidence supports allegations against Granada shooter
July 12, 2006
Police say DNA evidence implicates a man who’s charged in the deadly shooting earlier this year outside a downtown night club.
DNA evidence supports allegations against Granada shooter
July 12, 2006
Police say DNA evidence implicates a man who’s charged in the deadly shooting earlier this year outside a downtown night club.
6News Now for July 12
July 12, 2006
6News Now looks ahead to the July Sidewalk Sale, and a look at the weather forecast.
Dog handler sentenced for prison escape
Toby Young will serve 21 months in prison
July 12, 2006
Toby Young will serve 21 months in prison.
Rental home fire in Wakarusa Township
July 12, 2006
No one was home this morning when a fire started in a two-story rental home four miles south of Lawrence.
GOP candidates for governor square off
Six candidates speak in Dodge City
July 12, 2006
Six of the candidates battling for the GOP nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius tried to sell themselves Tuesday to the Republican Party faithful.
KU names marching band director
July 12, 2006
When the Marching Jayhawks take to the football field this fall, there will be a new leader of the band - a Texan.
Dry, hot weather in forecast through Monday
Lawrence gets about 1.5 inches of rain overnight
July 12, 2006
Lawrence got a much-needed soaking overnight, with areas in Douglas and Johnson counties getting between 1 and 5 inches, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. However, the storms have passed through and muggy, hot and dry conditions are expected today through the weekend, Schack said.
Children’s choir makes way to international competition
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
Crammed on two buses leaving Lawrence at 4 in the morning, the children were off to sing.
Advance voting for primary begins today
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Aug. 1 primary election in Douglas County begins today as advance voting gets under way at the courthouse.
Four-way stop coming to Baldwin Junction
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A1
Linda Russell won’t have to worry as much when her school bus drivers are out shuttling youngsters and driving U.S. Highway 56 across U.S. Highway 59 at the Baldwin Junction.
State education board considers restraints for special ed students
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B9
Right now in Kansas, there are no statewide guidelines for how teachers and their helpers should handle unruly special education students.
Mongolia honors Genghis Khan with commerce and politicking
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
A Genghis Khan revival is under way in Mongolia where the deeds of the 13th century conqueror were celebrated Tuesday in festivities that mixed commercialism with appeals to nationalism.
Paying the price
Jayhawks swelter through summer drills
July 12, 2006 in print edition on C1
Welcome, everyone, to the ugly side of being a college football player.
Chives add taste of delicacy to dish
July 12, 2006 in print edition on D1
Chives have long, thin, deep green, pointed, hollow leaves with a mild herbal onion flavor.
FSHS coach: Headbutt unnecessary
July 12, 2006 in print edition on C3
Jason Pendleton said he never saw it before at the World Cup level.
Outlaws sweep O-South
July 12, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Outlaws found quite the pot of gold at the end of the numerous rainbows that could be seen from Ice Field on Tuesday.
Commentary: Maybe it’s time to change All-Star format
July 12, 2006 in print edition on C4
The last time the National League won the All-Star Game, a Marlins pitcher (Al Leiter) secured the last out of a 6-0 victory in Philadelphia.
Garner aggressive, but NL stumbles
Houston skipper’s managing style pays dividends, but not enough
July 12, 2006 in print edition on C4
Phil Garner managed an All-Star game in Pittsburgh the same way he played in the city a quarter-century ago. His NL players got their uniforms dirty, ran the bases aggressively, even pushed each other out of the way to get to popups.
AL finds way to win All-Star game - again
July 12, 2006 in print edition on C1
The All-Star game was all set up for the National League this time.
Keegan: History drives Lions
July 12, 2006 in print edition on C1
Fitness guru Fred Roll, his long hair in a ponytail, is urging Lawrence High senior lineman Kyle McTaggart, his hair shaved into a mohawk, to give it all he has chugging up steep Daisy Hill on the campus of Kansas University.
Olympic skier Miller signs for one game with Nashua
July 12, 2006 in print edition on C5
Bode Miller is trading in his skis for some baseball spikes and freshly cut grass.
Woman pleads not guilty to stalking Uecker
July 12, 2006 in print edition on C5
A woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of stalking Hall of Fame announcer Bob Uecker.
Leaders reach deal on immigration bills
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
Ending a bitterly divisive special session of the Legislature, Colorado Republican Gov. Bill Owens cut a deal with Democratic leaders on a package of bills to deny some state services to illegal immigrants and to punish employers who hire them.
6 officers charged with aiding drug suspects
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
Six law enforcement officers were indicted Tuesday on charges alleging they tipped off a suspected drug ring about police raids in exchange for drugs.
Governor bans smoking in state buildings
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
Government workers in Kentucky, one of the nation’s top tobacco producers, will not be permitted to smoke in state buildings after Aug. 1 under an executive order signed Tuesday by the governor.
Budget deficit estimate drops to $296 billion
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush is crediting his tax cuts for new deficit figures that are far lower than earlier White House estimates, but the red ink is expected to climb again next year and the longer-term outlook is more bleak.
Senate OKs plans to allow drug imports
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Senate opened the way Tuesday to let Americans import prescription drugs into the United States from Canada, seeking to ease a regulatory ban on cheaper medicine crossing the border.
After storm, family sees no quick fix
Unsafe’ home doesn’t qualify for insurance
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A1
Flora Taylor and her family are caught between a broken wooden beam and the hard place they were put in by the March 12 microburst that hit Lawrence.
Retired CPA earns membership honor
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B8
Lawrence resident Austin Turney, a retired certified public accountant, recently was named an honorary member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a designation afforded to CPAs who have been institute members for 50 years.
Daily ticker
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B8
Commodities
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B8
Laundry room addition
Homeowners should be aware of structure, utilities, appliances
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B8
Schlepping a load of dirty laundry from the bedroom to the basement or utility room can be a pain in the hamper.
Amarr to open plant in N.C.
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B8
Its manufacturing expansion in Lawrence now complete, Amarr Garage Doors Inc. is adding to its door-making operations by opening a new plant in its home state of North Carolina.
Steinbeck’s son carries on tradition
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A2
Thomas Steinbeck grew up in a home wallpapered with bookcases and inhabited by a father who was one of the most prolific writers of the 20th century.
People in the news
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Syd Barrett, troubled talent of Pink Floyd, dies at 60 ¢ Cruise-Holmes baby still hidden 3 months after birth ¢ Happy as a soccer mom ¢ Jessica Simpson to co-host Teen Choice awards
Young shepherd prepares to showcase his skills at national FFA competition
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
Making a “Little Bo Peep” or “Baa Baa Black Sheep” joke to Luke Wempe is a bit like making a “Wizard of Oz” joke to a Kansan.
Scientist decries ‘smear’ campaign
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B9
The debate about evolution and intelligent design resurfaced Tuesday at the Kansas State Board of Education meeting.
County works toward final budget
July 12, 2006
Douglas County commissioners hope to iron out the final details of their 2007 budget Monday.
Auction to aid in cancer fight
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B2
Christian Faulkner’s cancer hasn’t gone away.
Detainees to receive Geneva protections
Bush grants some rights to Guantanamo prisoners
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A1
In a major reversal of a keystone policy in its war on terrorism, the Bush administration announced Tuesday that all detainees in U.S. military custody, including those at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are entitled to Geneva Conventions protections that prohibit humiliating treatment and torture.
Graves not interested in Cabinet position
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B2
Former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves is hinting that he won’t become the next transportation secretary, despite reports to the contrary.
Correction
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B2
A story about the Quayle Rare Bible Collection at Baker University, which appeared in the June 24 Journal-World, contained incorrect information. The first complete Bible to be published in what is now the United States was in 1663 in the Algonquian language.
On the record
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B2
Delegates release plan to stem illegal migrants
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
Delegates from 58 countries promised Tuesday to combine tougher immigration enforcement with more aid for Africans to help stem a rising tide of illegal migration to Europe.
Tiny-k elects new board members
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B8
Tiny-k Early Intervention program, formerly the Douglas County Infant-Toddler Coordinating Council, has elected new board members to serve for the next two years: Becky Cheek-King, Nancy Longhurst, Leslie Miller, Teresa Schwab and James Taylor.
Presidential candidate accepts partial recount
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
Felipe Calderon, a free-trade booster who was declared the winner of Mexico’s disputed presidential election last week, said Tuesday that he would accept a partial recount but that a complete recount would be “absurd” and illegal.
130 women are freed after law is amended
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
Authorities released 130 women facing trial for murder and adultery from jails in eastern Pakistan, days after President Gen. Pervez Musharraf amended a law to give them the right to be freed on bail, officials said Tuesday.
Chechen warlord’s death shrouded in mystery
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
The death of Russia’s most-wanted man, Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, ends a long hunt for the fugitive, but questions were raised Tuesday over what caused the dynamite-filled truck next to his car to explode.
Britain says nuclear power will help climate
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
The British government embraced nuclear power as a key energy source in the coming decades in a new policy unveiled Tuesday, angering environmentalists eager to promote renewable power sources such as sun, wind and waves.
Israel expands attacks on Gaza
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
An Israeli airstrike targeted the home of an Hamas activist in northern Gaza early today and killed seven people, officials and residents said, while Israel expanded a two-week offensive in the region with an incursion further south.
Selig says drug-testing program working
Commissioner: ‘Steroid use has been minimized; amphetamines, we’re doing OK
July 12, 2006 in print edition on C5
Bud Selig defended baseball’s drug-testing program Tuesday and insisted the toughened policy was working, and later touched on recent scandals set off by Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco and Jason Grimsley.
Clemente legacy large in Pittsburgh
Reminders of Hall of Famer everywhere at Pirates’ PNC Park
July 12, 2006 in print edition on C5
On a sun-splashed Sunday afternoon, thousands of baseball fans make their way toward PNC Park by walking over the Roberto Clemente Bridge.
Alzheimer’s care may be needed before age 50
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A4
If treatment to prevent Alzheimer’s disease is going to work, it may have to begin in middle age - or even younger, new research by Seattle scientists suggests.
School plot suspects deemed juveniles
Bomb threat Tuesday closes courthouse
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B12
Two more teens charged in an alleged school shooting plot in Riverton will be tried as juveniles, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office said Tuesday.
Analysis: Bush faces challenges at G-8 meeting
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A7
The stakes for President Bush at the Group of Eight economic summit in Russia are unusually high. There’s trouble wherever he looks, from North Korean missile tests and Iranian nuclear ambitions to setbacks in Afghanistan and unrelenting sectarian violence in Iraq.
Violence claims at least 60 lives
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A7
More than a dozen bombings killed about 60 people in Iraq on Tuesday, part of a recent surge in violence that prompted lawmakers to ask the government to explain why its security plan for the capital is failing.
Jayni Carey, songwriter make kid-friendly fare
July 12, 2006 in print edition on D2
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Kids Eat Free.”
Scientists discuss pumping carbon underground at KU conference
July 12, 2006
About 40 scientists from across the nation gathered Tuesday at Kansas University for a three-day conference on a process called carbon sequestration.
Alternative protein sources power up a good meal
July 12, 2006 in print edition on D3
The Food and Drug Administration reports that eating foods that contain soy protein and having a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Soybeans also contain all of the amino acids that are essential to human nutrition. Soy protein is the only plant protein equivalent to animal protein.
Speaker selected for lecture series
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
Matthew K. Rose, chairman and CEO of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, will be the featured speaker of the Anderson Chandler Lecture, Kansas University’s School of Business has announced.
Lawrence mom third at fitness competition
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence woman, Kimberly Stroup, placed third overall in the Women’s Tri-Fitness World Challenge last weekend in Las Vegas.
Post office move lacks full stamp of approval
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A1
There always should be a post office somewhere in downtown Lawrence. City commissioners at their Tuesday meeting made that much clear, but they did not clear up the issue of whether the U.S. Postal Service should move from its current location to make way for a new library and major redevelopment along Vermont Street.
Commentary: Steelers fans’ wrath falls on driver
Woman who ran into quarterback Roethlisberger has drawn ire of some in Pittsburgh unfairly
July 12, 2006 in print edition on C2
Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t been able to show his face around here. Martha Fleishman can relate.
First-round playoffs on cable only
Fox, TBS lead baseball’s new seven-year TV deal
July 12, 2006 in print edition on C2
First-round playoff games will be shown only on cable starting next season as part of baseball’s new seven-year television deal with Fox and TBS, a total package worth almost $3 billion.
Scientists discuss climate change
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
Find out what some scientists are saying about global climate change and what can be done to help beginning tonight on “River City Weekly.”
Gasoline prices topic of online chat
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
Tom Palace, executive director of Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association of Kansas, will go online today to take questions about gas price fluctuations.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.76 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets.
Voter discrimination still exists
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B11
There were already longstanding - and of course, totally off-base - Internet-fueled rumors that blacks would lose their voting rights in 2007. So it does not help that Congress has failed to renew key parts of the Voting Rights Act. They’ve had time to vote on flag burning and gay marriage, mind you, but not on this.
British show terrorism resolve
July 12, 2006
Terror resides as much in the mind as it does in the deeds of perpetrators who carry out violent campaigns. I was reminded of that detail as I entered Paddington Station for my first trip on the city’s subway system since the infamous al-Qaida-linked terrorist attacks of July 7, 2005.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 12, 1906: “Charles Apitz, 70, an early settler here, died this morning at the Central Hotel due to rheumatism and old age. He came over from Germany, served in the Union army and was imprisoned in Libby prison for 18 months.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B10
Local business people and officials were meeting to discuss the evaluations and the needs and potential of the downtown Lawrence area after recent unflattering observances by experts brought in to survey the region and make suggestions.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B10
The Lawrence area was on the eve of the observance of the record flood of July 13, 1951, when the Kansas River crested at 30.42 feet (18.0 was flood stage), and millions of dollars in damage occurred here and elsewhere in the river valley.
Massage therapist joins Lawrence firm
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B8
Pat Ozaki has joined The Chiropractic Experience: A Creating Wellness Center as a massage therapist.
Science dispute
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: To summarize “Group promotes science standards,” in Saturday’s Lawrence Journal-World: The Discovery Institute, a post-modernism West Coast think tank, wants to dictate to the people of Kansas that science is not what actual scientists think it is.
Police praise
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: I would like to commend the Lawrence Police Department for recovering my stolen property.
Not a woman
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: I really can’t decide what is more disheartening about the news story regarding the “young Iraqi woman” who was allegedly raped and killed by U.S. soldiers.
Museum view
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: I disagree with recent criticisms concerning Watkins Community Museum of History.
Bobcats break Dragons’ winning streak
July 12, 2006
It’s only a game. If the Bobcats and Dragons of the third- and fourth-grade Recreation Baseball League didn’t know before Friday, the players, parents and coaches found out during the contest.
Flag respect
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: This letter is in reference to your patriotic party ideas in the Pulse section of the July 4 Journal-World.
Artistic tradition
It’s well worth the effort to preserve a record of the student murals at South Junior High School.
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B10
Whatever deficiencies existed at the South Junior High School building that is being replaced, there apparently was no lack of student creativity.
Buying local
City officials are right to make it easier for local vehicle dealers to bid on city purchases.
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B10
A new city policy that will make it easier for local dealers to bid on city vehicle purchases certainly is worth a try.
The Grinch who stole golf
PGA commissioner faces undue criticism for eliminating events from two major markets
July 12, 2006 in print edition on C6
Tim Finchem plans to stay on as PGA Tour commissioner for six more years, and judging from the media bashing he endured in Washington and Chicago the last few weeks, you can be sure there are some who would prefer he take early retirement.
World Series match-up for Cards, Red Sox
July 12, 2006
It was as if the world went back in time to 2004 last Wednesday night, when the Red Sox and the Cardinals hit the field at Holcom Park. Yet instead of battling for the World Series, these teams met in a Parks and Recreation fifth and sixth grade Jhawk Baseball match-up.
Impact of Mizzou lineman’s death lingers
July 12, 2006 in print edition on C6
At a time of day when many are still settling in for their first morning coffee, a cacophony of sound floods the University of Missouri’s football training complex.
West hopes to keep winning streak alive
July 12, 2006 in print edition on C8
The Western Conference All-Stars don’t discuss their dominance of the East in the WNBA All-Star game. They just want to keep it going.
House votes to limit online betting
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
The House voted Tuesday to forbid the use of credit cards to settle online bets, an effort to halt mushrooming interest in Internet gambling.
Planting beans a gamble this summer
July 12, 2006 in print edition on D1
I always plant more green beans than I need to, but this year it was my salvation rather than a burden.
Explosive Fire Crackers melt Ice Breakers
July 12, 2006
It may have been three days past Independence Day, but when two Parks and Recreation Softball teams squared off Friday, it seemed appropriate the team dubbed the Fire Crackers came out on top in come-from-behind fashion over the Ice Breakers, 16-10.
Astros slide into victory with one run win
July 12, 2006
When Rusty Hoffhines stepped to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning Thursday, his Astros were down to their last out, trailing the Orioles by one run with runners on first and second bases.
U10 Orioles coaching all in the family
July 12, 2006
Twenty-eight thrown strikes and four strikeouts later, Orioles’ pitcher Kenzie Garvin celebrated. Not only did she celebrate with her teammates, but with her father, mother and grandfather. All three are Orioles’ coaches.
Red Sox rally late and down Pirates
July 12, 2006
It looked like the Pirates were going to beat the Red Sox until the final inning at Ice Field last Wednesday. That’s when the Red Sox scored seven runs to win 11-5.
Phenix coach builds team from ground up
July 12, 2006
The Phenix U10 team at the Phenix Spring Classic: third. Playing in Basehor last week at league: second. Competing in the Best of Kansas City: first. A coach who built his own ball field in the country so the team can always practice: priceless.
Eagles, Lightning end season on a high note
July 12, 2006
Both the Thunder and Lightning and the Eagles finished the Parks and Rec Intro T-Ball League with a bang Thursday night at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
The stuff of dreams
KU alumnus produces TV anthology of Stephen King tales
July 12, 2006
For some people, it’s becoming trapped in a house with vengeful ghosts. For others, it’s being pursued by deranged killers in hockey masks. For Mike Robe, his most common nightmare is failing to attend an economics final at Kansas University.
Dementia lengthens loss
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B7
The long dying of Louise Will ended here recently. It was time. At 98, her body was exhausted by disease and strokes. Dementia, that stealthy thief of identity, had bleached her vibrant self almost to indistinctness, like a photograph long exposed to sunlight.
Freire takes stage, but Pyrenees loom
July 12, 2006 in print edition on C8
Now for the hard part. Having made it through fast and dangerous racing during the opening flat stages of the Tour de France, riders veer today into the Pyrenees for their first encounter with the high mountains.
Concrete collapse kills one, adds to road project’s woes
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
At least 12 tons of concrete collapsed onto a car in a Big Dig tunnel, fatally crushing a passenger and prompting renewed scrutiny Tuesday of a troubled highway project that is already the costliest in U.S. history. The state attorney general said he plans to treat the site as a crime scene that could lead to negligent homicide charges.
Spend four weeks with King’s ‘Nightmares’
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A2
Over the next four weeks, “Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King” (8 p.m., TNT) offers eight one-hour adaptations of King’s short stories, starring a great collection of actors including William H. Macy, Tom Berenger, Kim Delaney, Ron Livingston, Marsha Mason, Greta Scacchi, Richard Thomas, Steven Weber and others.
Bombs hit during Bombay rush hour, kill 147
July 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
At least seven powerful bombs detonated in commuter trains and stations during the Tuesday evening rush hour in Bombay, India’s commercial capital, killing at least 147 people and wounding close to 439. Authorities called the explosions a coordinated terror attack.
Bush must press Israel-Palestine talks
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B10
No one should be surprised that Israel would react harshly when Palestinians shell its towns, and kidnap an Israeli soldier from within its pre-1967 borders. A Hamas government that tolerates - or can’t control - such behavior is asking for drastic retaliation.
Horoscopes
July 12, 2006 in print edition on B4
For Wednesday, July 12
Area girls come together for tourney runs
July 12, 2006
When Randy Fyler schedules a practice for his U16 Lawrence Phenix team, it’s hard to know what to expect.