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Shoppers find hot deals, 100-degree heat at sidewalk sale
July 20, 2006
Some arrived early to get the hot deals while the weather was still relatively cool.
6News Now for July 20
July 20, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Journal-World, the Sidewalk Sale is sweltering hot, the benefit concert for the Ryan family, and deaf drivers receive new identification for their vehicles.
Sidewalk sale will be egg frying hot
Sidewalk surface temperatures hit 98 degrees before 9 a.m., shoppers undeterred
July 20, 2006
Always shade on one side of the street, stalwart shopper says
Today’s high to hit 105 degrees
Cold front moving in tonight, bringing chance for thunderstorms
July 20, 2006
Shopping for some cool weather? You won’t find it this afternoon at the annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale.
Speed, alcohol blamed in fatal crash
Police release report on wreck involving Tonganoxie men
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
Speed, wet roads and alcohol all were contributing factors in the wreck early Friday that killed two Tonganoxie men, according to a preliminary Lawrence Police report released Wednesday.
Triple-digit temperatures ignite citywide search for heat relief
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
After a visit to the doctor at the Heartland Medical Clinic, 1 Riverfront Plaza, 48-year-old Marsha Brown wheeled all of her belongings in a cart Wednesday afternoon along Seventh Street.
Lawrence’s military veterans now have clinic here at home
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
Wilton Koehler will cut his driving time in half and save some money on his gasoline bill, now that he can visit a medical clinic for military veterans in Lawrence.
Research advocates vow to fight on
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A5
Shirley Pozdro, of Lawrence, just happened to turn on the television Wednesday to see President Bush announce that he vetoed legislation that would have increased embryonic stem cell research.
President vetoes stem cell research
Bush’s first override is against public opinion
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
President Bush rejected legislation Wednesday that could have multiplied the federal money going into embryonic stem cell research, using the first veto of his presidency to underscore his stand on the emotionally charged, life-and-death issue.
Torrid temperatures, waterline work won’t stop sidewalk sale
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
Despite sizzling heat, thousands of bargain hunters are expected to swarm downtown Lawrence today for the annual sidewalk sale.
K-State hoops slate includes TV dates
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C3
The national spotlight that already has defined the short tenure of Kansas State basketball coach Bob Huggins doesn’t appear to be dimming.
Haskell forced to tweak football schedule
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C3
Thanks to a late pull-out by Principia College, Haskell Indian Nations University will have a head start on its football season.
Royal Liverpool unknown, brown
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
With a blast of hot wind at his back, Stuart Appleby sent a 6-iron towering into the blue sky over Royal Liverpool and toward the 14th green, squinting in search of a puff of smoke on the ground that would indicate his shot came back to earth.
Golf lags in war on drugs
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C6
Short and plump, Fred Funk chuckled at the prospect of testing golfers for drugs.
Landis has disastrous day
American loses yellow, likely shot at title; Pereiro takes overall lead
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C6
A day after reclaiming the yellow jersey, Floyd Landis struggled through a disastrous ride Wednesday, falling all the way to 11th place and likely losing any chance to win the Tour de France.
Wade, James, Anthony driven to win
Trio came off bench in Greece, but now it’s nucleus of U.S. Senior Team
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C6
Dwyane Wade had plenty of time to get to know LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony two years ago. They spent the summer together in Greece - and U.S. Olympic coach Larry Brown mostly kept them planted on the bench together.
European academy to educate world
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C5
Jim Lefebvre saw plenty of strange things during his days as a major-league player, manager and coach. What he witnessed in the fledgling Chinese Baseball League was beyond odd.
Bonds investigation at key juncture
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C5
Barry Bonds’ personal trainer was set to be released from prison today, his attorney said, the same day the term of the grand jury investigating the baseball star was to expire.
Mariners rally past Yankees
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C4
Ichiro Suzuki touched off Seattle’s go-ahead rally in the eighth inning with his third hit of the afternoon, and the Mariners snapped a four-game losing streak, defeating the New York Yankees, 3-2, Wednesday.
Good, but not great
Assessing the performance of the 2006 Nextel Cup rookie class
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C8
This year’s Nextel Cup Series rookie class was touted as possibly one of the best ever. So far, the original seven-member group has been successful, but not spectacular.
Commentary: Steelers’ ship unlikely to go awry
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C2
The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets kick off football season today by beginning the training camp process.
Wizards fire coach after 7 years
K.C.’s Gansler was longest-tenured coach in MLS history
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C2
Bob Gansler, the longest-tenured coach in Major League Soccer history, has been fired by the slumping Kansas City Wizards.
Heat wave can catch body off guard
July 20, 2006 in print edition on D1
If only there were a snappy term for the impact a sudden summer scorcher has on the human body.
Grow your own herbs for homemade tea
July 20, 2006 in print edition on D2
How about a homemade cup of tea?
Yellow House to close doors
Investigation, lost business cited in decision to sell store
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
After months of search warrants, police investigations and lost business, the owners of the Yellow House, 1904 Mass., have decided to shut their doors.
Baker SID named
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C3
Baker University has hired Colin Waters as sports information director. It was announced on Wednesday.
Tips on buying a time share
July 20, 2006 in print edition on D1
Advisers with Middle America Planning, a fee-only financial-planning firm in Mount Lebanon, Pa., offer the following tips if you’re thinking about buying real estate in a vacation destination.
Ground cover fights soil erosion
July 20, 2006 in print edition on D1
A wise professor once told me: “Life on earth exists because of a thin layer of soil and possibility of rain.”
KU prof receives grant to study Mayan language
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B8
Clifton Pye, associate professor of linguistics at Kansas University, has received a $314,999 grant from the National Science Foundation for his research titled “Documenting Mayan Language Acquisition.”
Breast cancer tea event slated for Saturday
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B8
The Betsy Beisecker Memorial Tea will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Atrium at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine. During the tea, hosted by Breast Cancer Awareness of Douglas County, two Wellspring Awards will be presented, one to a professional woman and one to a volunteer who have had an impact on the fight against breast cancer in the community.
Free State history teacher named best
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B8
Free State High School history teacher Jason Pendleton has been named Kansas History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Budget plan OK’d for publication
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B8
A 2007 budget proposal calling for a mill levy that will essentially stay the same as last year’s was given approval for publication Wednesday night.
Carnegie expansion rethinks design
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
Designs for a proposed expansion of the historic Carnegie Library building have been changed to look less modern.
Topeka growing, thanks to Lawrence
Infrastructure issues said to be sending developers to capital
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
Congratulations, Lawrence - you’re now helping Topeka grow. At least that’s what the buzz is in the Topeka development community.
Winchester man killed in Highway 59 wreck
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
A Winchester man was killed Wednesday along U.S. Highway 59 in Jefferson County when his motorcycle turned into the back of a semitrailer.
On the record
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A2
Accident blamed on stoplight confusion
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B3
Confusion about a new stoplight on Clinton Parkway led to a motorcycle-car accident that injured one man Wednesday, Lawrence Police said.
Getty Foundation grant helps fund campus master preservation plan
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B3
When the earth is dry, one can still see the outline of the old Fraser Hall’s foundation atop Mount Oread.
Kansas National Guard to help guard border
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Kansas National Guard unit will go to the border to help stop illegal immigrants crossing into the U.S. from Mexico.
Colorado quarterback transfers to Baker
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C3
Mack Brown, a former All-Sunflower League quarterback at Shawnee Mission North, has transferred to Baker University from Colorado U.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.82 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets.
Social worker trains for handling crises
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A8
Donna Flory, a social worker for Douglas County Vising Nurses Assn. and Hospice Care, recently participated in Kansas All Hazards Behavioral Health Training.
Commodities
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A8
Here comes a new shop
Bridal gallery to open in town
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A8
A bridal shop is coming to Lawrence, looking to offer convenience and fashion for brides - plus give guys a new place to buy and rent formal wear.
Dealing with Uncle Sam
IRS toughens rules on paying tax bill
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A8
A new law is going to make it tougher for you to step forward and negotiate your debt with the Internal Revenue Service.
Daily ticker
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A8
Building collapse kills at least 16
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
At least 16 people died Wednesday when a four-story apartment building collapsed overnight. Red Cross workers helping pull survivors from the rubble said 36 people were wounded and taken to hospitals.
Tension continues over Kurdish bases
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Turkish military is moving forward with plans to send forces into northern Iraq to clear out Turkish Kurdish guerrilla bases, the prime minister said Wednesday.
Rumors spark panic in tsunami zone
Thousands flee inland after reports of new wave; quake follows
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
Rumors of another killer wave sparked mass panic Wednesday in the resort area hardest hit by the Indonesian tsunami, while the death toll rose to 531, with more than 270 missing.
Missile launches scuttle reconciliation efforts between Koreas
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
North Korea said Wednesday it would halt reunions of relatives split by the heavily fortified border, and South Korea’s president made his strongest comments yet against the communist nation’s recent missile tests in a further blow to reconciliation efforts.
Ruling favors Wal-Mart on health care spending
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
A first-of-its-kind state law that would have required Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to spend more on employee health care in Maryland is invalid under federal law, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Autopsy shows Lay had clogged arteries
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
Enron founder Ken Lay had severely clogged arteries and had suffered at least two heart attacks before he died.
House gives Pledge protection from courts
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
The House, citing the nation’s religious origins, voted Wednesday to protect the Pledge of Allegiance from federal judges who might try to stop schoolchildren and others from reciting it because of the phrase “under God.”
Probe finds Chicago police torture
Cases can’t be prosecuted because of statutes of limitations
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
Chicago police beat, kicked, shocked or otherwise tortured scores of black suspects in the 1970s and 1980s to try to extract confessions from them, prosecutors reported Wednesday.
Maori heads to return to New Zealand
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
Nine tattooed Maori heads will return to their New Zealand homeland from a Scottish university, officials said Wednesday.
Lakes drained to aid barge traffic
Plan blasted; reservoirs could drop 6 ft.
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
It’s the hottest time of the year and the federal government is taking water from the lakes that feed the Kansas River. State officials are upset and want it to stop, but say there is nothing they can do about it.
Terrorism suspects accused of plotting U.S. attacks
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
Two men already accused of discussing terror targets with Islamic extremists were indicted Wednesday on charges of undergoing paramilitary training in northwest Georgia and plotting a “violent jihad” against civilian and government targets, including an air base in suburban Atlanta.
Not a panacea
A targeted sales tax with a sunset provision may have some advantages for local taxpayers, but it also has drawbacks.
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B6
Faced with major infrastructure needs and other expenses, Lawrence city commissioners are starting to look for new sources of revenue.
Superheroes aim to stamp out crime
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A2
Faster than a speeding bullet, comic book superheroes are coming to a post office near you.
People in the news
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Arkansas to pardon Richards ¢ Space flights filling up ¢ Daniel Baldwin hurt in crash
Space Race’ tells history of Apollo 11
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A2
Today marks the 37th anniversary of the lunar landing of Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong’s first steps and first words on the lunar surface. The event was captured in glorious black and white for a worldwide TV audience measured in the billions. The decades-long Cold War space race is recalled in the repeat airing of the two-part series “Space Race” (National Geographic). Part one, “Secret Weapons,” airs at 6 p.m. followed by part two, “Race for the Moon” at 8 p.m.
States, cities taking laws on immigration into own hands
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A4
Dismay over Washington gridlock on immigration has inspired cities and states to pass their own measures, most of which make life harder for undocumented workers and demand that employers, law enforcement officers and even landlords act as the front line.
Federal offense?
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: After his election in 2004, Dist. Atty. Charles Branson vowed to send drug dealers to U.S. District Court.
Fireworks report
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the individuals and businesses that made this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show possible.
Hot enough?
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Hot enough yet?
Israel sends ground troops after strike at Hezbollah
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A7
Israeli troops punched into south Lebanon on Wednesday as warplanes flattened houses and buildings including one thought to hold Hezbollah’s top leaders, intensifying an offensive despite mounting international pressure and a Lebanese appeal to spare the country further death and devastation.
Let Israel take off the gloves
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
A lot has been written in recent years about stateless terrorism. The events of the last few weeks show, to the contrary, that some of the world’s most malignant terrorist groups continue to rely on state support. Hamas runs its own quasi-state - the Palestinian Authority. Hezbollah is a state-within-a-state in Lebanon. And lurking behind both are the real troublemakers: Iran and Syria.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 20, 1906: The first building, the medical pavilion, of the Eleanor Taylor Bell Memorial Hospital group in Rosedale, aligned with Kansas University, was opened yesterday. Twenty-four beds were installed and six nurses and a superintendent were placed in charge. : Ottawa reportedly had plans for a recreation area that may some day make it another Coney Island, with a gigantic swimming pool and accompanying amenities. : Almost every large city in America is fighting the ice trust, which continues to raise prices for their needed commodity, particularly during the hot summer months when ice is so vital to so many.”
Old home town - 40 years ago today
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B6
Plans were announced for construction of an additional 40 units at the local Holiday Inn motel at 23rd and Iowa. The $250,000 expansion would hike the unit total to 118, proprietors said.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B6
Federal officials were in Lawrence to secure a location for an office from which to dispense aid to victims of the June 19 tornado here. The Small Business Administration had been accepting applications and explaining procedures for some time. The death toll from the Kansas City Hyatt Regency skywalk collapse was still listed at 114 with at least 200 more injured. The latest tabulations indicated nobody from Lawrence had died in the Friday night dance tragedy.
Congress must monitor powers of ‘decider’
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B6
Forgive me, please, for not writing about the war in the Middle East. It is the most important topic of the day, but I have nothing to add to the lamentations and exhortations that have filled newspaper columns since it started last week. And a speech was given in the House of Representatives on July 13 that deserves more attention than the international crisis allowed the press to give to it.
U.S. has lost most of its Mideast clout
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B6
If you want to know how bad things really are in the Middle East, check out the private chat between President Bush and Tony Blair that was caught by a TV microphone in St. Petersburg, Russia, this week.
Horoscopes
July 20, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Thursday, July 20
Heat wave cuts scorching swath across Europe
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
Lions licked blood-flavored ice blocks in the zoo, judges went wigless in court and guards at Buckingham Palace ducked into the shade.
Emotions mixed as Americans reach safety
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A7
The United States ramped up its evacuation of citizens from Lebanon on after a slow start as a luxury cruise ship carrying 1,000 Americans arrived in Cyprus early today, a week after the Israeli bombardment began.
14 Palestinians killed in Gaza, West Bank raids
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A7
Israeli forces killed 14 Palestinians in fighting in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday as the army pressed a wide-ranging offensive against militants.
Leaders plead for end to violence in Iraq
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iraqi and foreign officials implored the country’s rival factions Wednesday to halt sectarian and political violence, while attacks around Iraq killed at least three dozen people.
Raiders in zone in zone opener
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
Whether it was at the plate or in the field, the Blue Valley Northwest Huskies spent most of Wednesday’s American Legion zone tournament game as spectators to the Lawrence Raiders.
A banner day for KU barn
New signage unfurled in Allen Fieldhouse
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
Bill Self, on a late-afternoon stroll Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse, gazed at the building’s four new national championship banners hanging high in the north rafters.
Red Sox one-up Royals again
K.C. loses second straight 1-0 decision at Fenway
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C5
Not since Babe Ruth was pitching for Boston had the Red Sox won a pair of games like this.
Padres’ stopper struggles
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C4
Bobby Abreu hit a two-run double in the ninth inning off a suddenly shaky Trevor Hoffman, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied past the San Diego Padres, 5-4, Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Our town sports
July 20, 2006 in print edition on C7
Hidden paradise
Gardener mixes tropical, desert features
July 20, 2006 in print edition on D1
Mark Taylor’s lot is a mystery wrapped in a fence covered with wild bittersweet, overgrown red buds and Virginia creeper - a fortress of flora so thick the tiniest glimpse is impossible to extract. I had to just trust that this garden was worth its weight in gold, concluding this opinion by the lock box of prickly shrubs that kept my prying eyes at bay.
SS&C office adds accountant, auditor
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A8
Suzanne Nye, Lawrence, has joined the audit staff for SS&C Business & Tax Services Inc., serving clients in the firm’s Lawrence office.
Alzheimer’s patch treatment praised
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
Alzheimer’s patients may soon get the first skin patch to treat the creeping brain degeneration, a novel way to deliver an older drug so that it’s easier to take and might even work a little better.
Immigrant supporters rally in Chicago
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A4
Thousands of people supporting more lenient treatment of illegal immigrants marched through downtown Chicago and rallied at the lakefront Wednesday, calling for a moratorium on deportations.
2005 killing part of burglary spree, prosecutors say
Stolen items sold to buy drugs
July 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
The killing of a retired jeweler last year in Lecompton is linked to a violent, weeklong burglary spree across four counties in northeast Kansas, according to prosecutors and court records.