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6News Now for July 17
July 17, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Journal-World, two developments that helped shape West Lawrence could be considered for a possible sale, for the second time this year a Jayhawk has been roughed up on campus, and local reaction to turmoil in the Middle East is gauged.
Lawrence man pleads guilty to Topeka bank robbery
July 17, 2006
Christopher Lee Jackson, a 22-year-old Lawrence man who was charged with robbing a Topeka bank, today pleaded guilty in federal district court to brandishing a firearm during the May 27 robbery.
Pennsylvania Street project discussion will be delayed
July 17, 2006
City commissioners have decided to postpone their discussion about a controversial residential and commercial development for the 800 block of Pennsylvania Street until Aug. 8.
Sewer line sinkhole leads to traffic delays
July 17, 2006
Traffic is expected to be reduced to one lane through Tuesday on a portion of Tennessee Street near 14th Street while city crews work to repair a hole that was formed by a collapsed sewer line.
Fire damages Perry auto shop
July 17, 2006
Today’s blistering heat makes it tough for firefighters to battle Front Street blaze
Land purchase to be discussed by city, county
July 17, 2006
A special closed-door executive session between Lawrence city commissioners and Douglas County commissioners is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. today to discuss a possible real estate acquisition.
Triple digit temperatures bake city
National Weather Service issues heat advisory through 7 p.m.
07:53 a.m., July 17, 2006 Updated 03:29 p.m.
The burners are being turned up full throttle in Lawrence today. “It’s a scorcher,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “With the temperature at 101, the heat index should be up to 115 for several hours this afternoon.”
Hot on the trail
Runners tackle heat, obstacles in Scramble
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C6
Imagine participating in a trail run at Clinton State Park in the Kansas summer heat. That’s difficult enough.
Events calendar
July 17, 2006 in print edition on D2
Lawrence City Commission Agenda
July 17, 2006 in print edition on B3
Big Dig’ inspections bring more closures
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A5
Gov. Mitt Romney said Sunday it would take months to fix problems in the entire Big Dig highway system and reopen the roads, and another ramp was closed to traffic because of what he called a “systemic failure.”
Horoscopes
July 17, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Monday, July 17
Recapturing the pioneer spirit
Competitors test skills as ‘survivors’ on the prairie
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A1
Mark Haralson was sprawled flat on his tent, fighting the 50-mph wind gust that threatened to send his home for the week flying across the southwest Kansas prairie.
Pruning reveals hidden graves at historic Pioneer Cemetery
Burial ground has record of neglect
July 17, 2006 in print edition on B1
East of Iowa Street across from KU’s Ellsworth Residence Hall, there now stands visible a big chunk of carved quartzite bearing the words “Pioneer Cemetery.”
Grant provides rescue tools
July 17, 2006 in print edition on B1
Thanks to the latest Homeland Security grant, Douglas County will be adding new rescue and law enforcement equipment to its emergency and public service inventories.
Sorority sisters of many eras to converge for Theta reunion
July 17, 2006 in print edition on B1
While sorting through the belongings of her 87-year-old father, Marie McMorris stumbled across an old straw hat.
Sharing the burden
Tact, organization help couples split chores effectively
July 17, 2006 in print edition on D1
Susan Heiss was so fed up with her husband not helping around the house that she signed on with the reality television show “Wife Swap” to give him a reality check.
University Theatre dishes up classic thrills
July 17, 2006 in print edition on D1
Halfway through the play it’s clear the butler didn’t do it, but that’s just about all we’re certain of until the final moments of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None,” presented by University Theatre.
Persuasion powerful in obtaining help from spouse
July 17, 2006 in print edition on D2
Joshua Coleman offers these tips for getting your spouse to help out more with the house and family:
Monroe in a hall of mirrors
July 17, 2006 in print edition on D1
As the subtitle implies, “American Masters - Marilyn Monroe: Still Life” (9 p.m., PBS) doesn’t so much profile Monroe but offer a parade of the photographers who created her image.
Rec calendar
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C6
Sports briefs
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C5
¢ Jones ties record ¢ Hunter placed on DL ¢ Thomas leaves game ¢ Mets hit two salamis in 11-run sixth inning
Hurler salaries crippling
High demand for mediocre pitching can destroy a franchise
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C5
For each contending team to acquire even half of what it “needs” by the trading deadline, Bud Selig would have to shut down the central divisions of both leagues and hold a dispersal draft.
Thrilling finish sets up at Tour
France’s Fedrigo takes 14th stage; riders get rest day today before heading up Alps
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C3
L’Alpe d’Huez, the Izoard and Galibier passes. Hard climbs, legendary climbs, climbs that decide the Tour de France.
Ex-Jayhawk Moody on winning team
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University basketball forward Christian Moody and his Athletes In Action teammates are Jones Cup champions.
Raiders roll in finale, 17-7
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C3
The hot-hitting tandem of Scott Heitshusen and Brett Lisher that was so instrumental in leading Free State High to its first state baseball title in the spring hasn’t cooled off during the summer.
G-8 leaders issue statement on crisis
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A7
The United States and other world leaders reached an accord Sunday on a statement faulting the militant wings of Hezbollah and Hamas for violence that threatens “to plunge the Middle East into chaos,” but also called on Israel “to exercise utmost restraint” in its retaliation.
U.S., Europeans arrange evacuations
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A7
Two Marine Corps helicopters evacuated 21 Americans from Lebanon to Cyprus on Sunday, and U.S. officials urged others to wait for a formal evacuation plan before they try to leave.
Israel, Hezbollah continue bombardments
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A7
Hezbollah and Israel traded fierce barrages for a sixth day today, as the latest eruption of warfare in the Middle East showed no sign of easing. Rockets struck deep inside Israel, killing eight people in Haifa, and Israeli planes bombed Lebanon from north to south.
Volunteers needed to help seniors navigate Medicare
July 17, 2006 in print edition on B2
The next great thing?
Allen leads new-look defense
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C1
One year ago, Kansas University football defensive coordinator Bill Young glowed about athletic end Charlton Keith, a promising player who at the time had zero career starts at KU.
On the record
July 17, 2006 in print edition on B2
City hits 100&*&char114&*&’ mark
Heat advisory will remain in effect today
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A1
Sitting slumped under an umbrella on the sidewalk patio of Henry’s Coffee Shop, 11 E. Eighth St., Trisha Shrum was just trying to suck down her cigarette before heading back inside.
Frequency of housing inspections at issue
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A1
The head of the city’s Code Enforcement division said he’s in favor of requiring periodic inspections of multi-family rental property to help crack down on slumlords in the city.
Lawrence datebook
July 17, 2006 in print edition on B2
NAACP chairman urges Bush appearance
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A3
Julian Bond blasted the war in Iraq and conservative attacks on voting rights, yet the NAACP’s chairman Sunday also urged President Bush to attend the civil rights group’s annual convention on Wednesday.
Air show plane crashes into house
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A3
A vintage British fighter jet crashed into a densely populated neighborhood near an airport during an air show Sunday afternoon, exploding, destroying a home and killing the pilot.
Three students found dead near university
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A3
Three University of Wyoming students were found dead in a home near campus Sunday in what police said appeared to be a triple murder or murder-suicide.
Royals finally tame Tigers
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Kansas City Royals finally got the better of the Detroit Tigers.
Arkansas Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller dies at 57
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A3
Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller, the unassuming billionaire who last year abandoned a race for Arkansas governor - a post once held by his father - died Sunday after unsuccessful treatments for a blood disorder, his office said. He was 57.
Space shuttle cleared for landing today
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A3
All their assigned duties were completed and final precautionary tests had turned up no problems Sunday, leaving weather the only question facing the astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery as they looked forward to a return to Earth.
Congress sets up first veto showdown, on stem cells
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A3
Will he or won’t he? Supporters of a bill to allow federal financing of embryonic stem cell research are hoping something will happen to change President Bush’s mind about vetoing the measure awaiting Senate approval.
Wildfires continue to rage across swaths of western U.S.
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A4
Fire crews struggled Sunday to quell wildfires still raging across steep, rocky swaths of this desert region, as the harsh terrain slowed efforts to fully contain the blazes that have destroyed 58 homes and scorched more than 120 square miles.
Chicago prep Rose shines in summer circuit
Ballyhooed prospect in no hurry to pick college - or decide to head overseas for year of professional ball
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C1
Chicago’s Derrick Rose continues to blossom during the summer evaluation period in recruiting.
Keegan: QB Club a labor of love
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C1
The glamorous life of a college football assistant coach includes plenty of travel. And we’re not talking about road games. We’re talking about picking up the family and moving to the next job.
Big appetite for organic
Demand outstrips U.S. supply
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A8
No almonds. Big problem. The makers of the high-energy, eat-and-run Clif Bar needed 85,000 pounds of almonds, and the nuts had to be organic. But the nation’s organic almond crop was spoken for.
U.S. doctor casts himself as type of leader Congo needs
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A6
Congo’s least likely presidential candidate says it’s time for Africa to let go of its gun-toting dictators and elect people who can think.
Lawrence man arrested after car wreck
July 17, 2006 in print edition on B3
A Lawrence resident was arrested early Sunday morning after the car he was riding in crashed into a utility pole near 31st and Louisiana streets.
25 years later, hotel tragedy hard to forget
July 17, 2006 in print edition on B8
No memorial stands beneath the shimmering ceiling-hung sculpture, no plaque is mounted on the Hyatt Regency Hotel’s gently flowing lobby fountain.
U.S. vows to continue anti-Taliban blitz
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A6
The U.S.-led coalition said Sunday it must continue its massive anti-Taliban offensive in southern Afghanistan until local authorities gain control of the insurgent-dominated region.
Tropical Storm Bilis kills at least 115
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A6
Tropical storm Bilis killed at least 115 people and injured hundreds as it pounded China’s southeast over the weekend, toppling houses and forcing the evacuation of a prison and thousands of villages, reports said Sunday.
Chavez opposition arranges own primary
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A6
Candidates who will oppose Hugo Chavez in Venezuela’s December presidential election have decided to participate in a winner-take-all primary Aug. 13 to decide on a single candidate whom they all promise to support.
Civil resistance’ urged in bid for Mexican election recount
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A6
Leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told a vast crowd of supporters Sunday to wage a campaign of “civil resistance” to push for a manual recount of the election that he claims his conservative opponent won by fraud.
Bombay police lower toll from train blasts
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A6
Authorities lowered the death toll from the synchronized bombings of Bombay’s commuter train network, saying Sunday that 182 had been killed.
Iran calls incentives offered by West acceptable
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iran said Sunday that Western incentives to halt its nuclear program were an “acceptable basis” for talks, and it is ready for detailed negotiations.
U.S. swelters from coast to coast
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A5
Temperatures soared into the upper 90s and higher Sunday from coast to coast, bringing out heat warnings, wilting athletes and driving others into the shade.
Heartbreak at the final table
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C5
Close, so close, at the 2006 WSOP. Imagine that there are maybe a thousand fans watching the two of us playing heads-up poker, even though there are only about 300 seats in the whole arena.
Sleepers to awake in 2nd half
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C5
The first half of the fantasy baseball season was all about Jose Reyes and Albert Pujols, with a little Jim Thome mixed in to keep things interesting.
Cincy rallies, sweeps
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C4
Rich Aurilia’s pinch-hit, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth inning rallied the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-4 victory Sunday and a four-game sweep of the fading Colorado Rockies.
Rivera escapes with 400th save
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C4
Mariano Rivera earned his 400th save, escaping two jams and getting six outs to preserve the New York Yankees’ 6-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
This year’s British Open all about recovery
How will Woods, Mickelson respond? And where has Els been?
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C8
Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus shared a private moment three years ago in South Africa during the Presidents Cup, a time for them to swap stories about winning majors, dealing with scrutiny and staying on top in the face of constantly evolving competition.
Pirates’ continues to plunder box office
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A2
“Pirates of the Caribbean” is looking more like “Treasure Island.”
People in the news
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Lavigne weds fellow rocker ¢ Tough role to play ¢ Monumental decisions
Tigers just might be good enough
Chicago’s struggles on the mound might allow Detroit to run away with AL Central title
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C2
So much for a White Sox cruise back into the playoffs. You know all that talk about how the Detroit Tigers won’t have staying power in the American League Central?
Young gun gets 1st NASCAR victory
Kyle Busch regains swagger that made him big-time rookie
July 17, 2006 in print edition on C2
Kyle Busch learned some hard lessons last year as a rookie in NASCAR’s Nextel Cup series.
Hooters owner Bob Brooks dies
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A5
Bob Brooks, the businessman who became known for his charity as much as his Hooters restaurants, died Sunday at his Myrtle Beach home. He was 69.
Doctor suspected in building collapse dies
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A5
The doctor suspected of blowing up his town house rather than allowing his ex-wife to benefit from its sale has died, nearly a week after suffering critical injuries in the blast, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday.
Watercooler
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A8
If you can’t find your bank’s ATM, don’t go to another one. Pulling money out of a competitor’s ATM can add up, according to Consumer Reports.
Radio technologist gets certification
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A8
Brenda Billings, a radio technologist with Lawrence Orthopaedic Surgery, recently completed the requirements and passed the national advanced certification for Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
KU doctor attends Big 12 conference
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A8
Dr. Sean Cupp, a primary care sports medicine physician with Lawrence Orthopaedic Surgery, recently attended the annual Big 12 Conference team physician meeting in San Antonio.
LMH campaign wins industry honors
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A8
Lawrence Memorial Hospital recently received two national awards for its healthcare marketing and advertising.
ABWA members to meet today
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A8
The Twilight Chapter of the American Business Women’s Assn. will meet today at Paisano’s, 25th and Iowa streets. Networking begins at 6 p.m. and dinner will be at 6:30 p.m.
Hiring manager shares pet peeves
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A8
We recently hired a new administrative assistant, and it brought to mind some things you might want to review with your readers.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
July 17, 2006 in print edition on B6
Gene Budig, the new Kansas University chancellor, was in his third week of traveling throughout Kansas to get acquainted with alumni and friends of KU.
Shared responsibility
Federal officials could have been more helpful in preventing large repayments of Medicaid funds from Kansas.
July 17, 2006 in print edition on B6
News of the large sums of federal Medicaid funding that Kansas will have to repay certainly is troubling, but it also makes one wonder what kind of system allowed such overpayments to be made in the first place.
Legacy of Pope John Paul II still treasured
July 17, 2006 in print edition on B6
I remember that my father had an abiding affection for Pope John XXIII. My daughters will remember that their father had an abiding affection for Pope John Paul II. Jews have had many enemies over the centuries, but we have had many friends as well.
Stem cell research bill gains support
July 17, 2006 in print edition on B6
The Senate debate this week on stem cell research is freighted with consequences - for the future health of humanity and for the politics of 2006 and 2008.
Terrorist threat not lessening
July 17, 2006 in print edition on B7
Here are two multiple choice questions: If you had to select which agency or body you would rather have looking into the latest plot to blow up targets in New York City, would you pick (a) The New York Times; (b) a congressional committee headed by Rep. John Murtha; (c) The government of Lebanon?
It is an American problem
July 17, 2006 in print edition on B7
We begin with the obvious: Florida is an American state. Miami is an American city. And Sherdavia Jenkins, who died in Miami, Florida, just over two weeks ago after being struck by random bullets, was an American child.
Slaying, rape trials hit hurdle
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A6
U.S. military officials fear that religious hurdles in exhuming the body of a teenager could complicate the prosecution of American soldiers accused of raping and murdering the girl - and create a political nightmare for the U.S. mission here.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
July 17, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 17, 1906: “The examiners have finished grading the papers of the 80 applicants for teachers’ certificates and 27 failed to pass the ‘quiz.’
Heart-rate monitors true test of ‘poker face’
July 17, 2006 in print edition on A2
In poker, it’s common to see pros covering up to keep from revealing their emotions and tipping their hands.