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Faces of the fair
Beauty queens, hot dog eaters grace ‘State Fair’
July 23, 2006 in print edition on D3
“State Fair” is a thoughtful, sometimes funny, consistently interesting collection of 103 black-and-white pictures taken at 10 state fairs. They include fairs in California, Texas, Minnesota and even Kansas.
KU basketball schedule ‘highly competitive’
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C1
Odds are good Kansas University’s men’s basketball players, coaches and fans today will be circling Nov. 25 on their calendars.
Feds obtain Bonds’ records
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C5
Federal prosecutors obtained Barry Bonds’ medical files as part of their investigation into whether the slugger perjured himself when he said he never knowingly used steroids, a newspaper reported Saturday.
Antique pottery displays advice
July 23, 2006 in print edition on D5
Pottery is often decorated with words as well as pictures. There are hundreds of 19th-century Staffordshire plates with sayings from Poor Richard’s Almanac - like “Say little but think much.” Children’s dishes were often decorated with ABCs or advice like “Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
Immigration issue could be costly to GOP
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B6
Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida is one frustrated and worried Republican.
Horoscopes
July 23, 2006 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, July 23, 2006.
Concert helps student with medical expenses
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
The backdrop of the Kansas River was a bonus for Dulcie Guinty, of Wichita, as she sat in Burcham Park Saturday afternoon and listened to the Lawrence band Avenue.
Generations on vacation
Grandparents, great-grandkids join in on family fun
July 23, 2006 in print edition on D1
Generally, Thelma Holloway enjoyed her weeklong road trip to Montana with her granddaughter, her grandson-in-law and her great-grandson. Except for that one night.
Teens trying out ‘grown-up’ theater
July 23, 2006 in print edition on D1
Don Schawang thinks Lawrence teens are ready for grown-up theater. That’s why he keeps challenging them with plays that tackle big social issues.
Plutonium deal has done little in 6 years
U.S., Russia planned to build plants to destroy nuclear material
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A9
Hailed six years ago as a breakthrough in safeguarding Russia’s nuclear materials, a U.S.-Russian plan to rid the world of tons of plutonium has foundered and achieved little.
Democrats recommend Nevada, S. Carolina for early voting
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
Democrats bucked decades of tradition Saturday by moving to wedge the state of Nevada between the long-standing one-two punch of Iowa and New Hampshire in the leadoff nominating contests for president in 2008.
GOP’s big guns absent in 2006
With primary only nine days away, Sebelius’ challengers are relative unknowns
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A1
When the Republican gubernatorial candidates arrived at an evening forum in Johnson County, they were descended upon by the area’s movers and shakers who were eager to get information on who the candidates were and what they believed.
Q & A with Tim Pickell
July 23, 2006
Tim Pickell, Republican from Westwood, is among the seven Republican candidates vying to represent the GOP in the November general election. The winner of the GOP primary will face Democratic incumbent Kathleen Sebelius.
Best-Sellers
July 23, 2006 in print edition on D3
Aging beautifully: Supermodels in their 30s and 40s are still on the scene
July 23, 2006 in print edition on D4
The modeling industry is supposed to be all about who’s young, who’s hot and who’s next. Yet Linda Evangelista finds herself on the cover of the August issue of Vogue at 41 and pregnant. It’s her 10th cover for the magazine, and she’s the first model, not a Hollywood star, to be featured on the front in more than a year.
Heat even defeats veteran bargain hunter
July 23, 2006 in print edition on D1
I am armed and ready for the biggest sale of the year. Like the brilliant war strategist, Gen. George S. Patton Jr., I am launching a full-scale offensive, leveraging an early lunch hour to attack the Sidewalk Sale systematically - block by block, store by store. My objective: to seek and acquire that bargain-priced must-have that I won’t even know exists until I spot it.
Mavericks’ season ends
Coach encouraged after finishing 24-13
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Mavericks’ season ended abruptly when they lost their second game in less than a day Saturday in the double-elimination Class A American Legion state baseball tournament.
Jayhawks finally set at QB
KU has no controversy for first time since ‘03
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C1
There are no big battles to be had and no pestering from the media about which quarterback throws the better football, calls the better audible or listens to better music.
Breast cancer tea gives awards
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B2
Nurse Judy Hollingshead and Jodi Carlson, clinical coordinator for the Breast Center at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, joined elite Douglas County company Saturday in the fight against breast cancer.
On the record
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B2
High school sues over Wikipedia posting
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B3
Skutt Catholic High School has filed a lawsuit over an edit posting on Wikipedia, the online, publicly compiled encyclopedia.
Manhattan edges Bandits
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C3
Untimely errors and an inability to generate enough offense caught up with the Lawrence Bandits on Saturday night in a 4-3 loss to Manhattan at the Kansas Class A American Legion baseball tournament.
Lawrence commuter report
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B3
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
School supplies will be available for needy
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
ECKAN will be taking applications for school supplies beginning the week of Aug. 7 at its center, 2518 Ridge Court. Please call the ECKAN office to make an appointment at 841-3357. Clients must meet federal poverty income guidelines.
Century students will unveil mural Monday
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
Century School students recently finished their mural at 825 Vt., and they will unveil it during a public reception from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Civil War group wants to restore monument
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War wants to restore and rededicate an obelisk in Pioneer Cemetery on Kansas University’s west campus.
Morrison raises more than $1M in campaign
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
In what is expected to be one of the most hotly contested political races of the year, Democratic candidate for attorney general Paul Morrison said Saturday that he has raised more than $1 million in his effort to unseat incumbent Republican Phill Kline.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.82 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Scientists: Get used to heat
Higher temperatures to have wide impact across the Midwest
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A1
Last week’s heat wave may have felt like something Midwesterners had never experienced before. But scientists are confident they’ll get more chances to experience it again as climate change encourages more extreme weather.
Former Spokane mayor James E. West dies
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
Former Mayor James E. West, who opposed gay-rights bills but was recalled from office over an Internet gay sex scandal, died Saturday of complications from recent cancer surgery. He was 55.
Suicide bombers kill 2 soldiers, 6 civilians
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
Suicide bombers killed eight people, including two U.S.-led coalition soldiers, in Kandahar on Saturday, officials said. A purported Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the blasts and warned of more as NATO prepares to take control of the volatile southern region.
City may evict Boy Scouts over gay policy
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
The city said it will evict a Boy Scout council from its publicly owned headquarters or make the group pay a fair rent price unless it changes its policy on gays.
Woman gets nearly 40 years for killing parents
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
A wealthy young woman, her lover and his brother were convicted Saturday in the deaths of her parents, a crime that riveted Brazil with a tale of love across rigid class lines. Each was sentenced to about 40 years in prison.
Group: Abuse continued after Abu Ghraib
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
The group Human Rights Watch said in a report released today that U.S. military commanders encouraged abusive interrogations of detainees in Iraq, even after the Abu Ghraib prison scandal called attention to the issue in 2004.
County coroner explains a typical day at his office
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A10
The county coroner doesn’t always go to a death scene.
Anatomy of an autopsy: Real forensic work nothing like TV shows
Area coroner’s caseload daunting
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A1
When Dr. Erik Mitchell arrived at a Lawrence residence on the morning of July 28, 2004, he already knew there was a possibility a woman had been strangled.
KU supports K-State move into Olathe
Plan for campus not a competitive situation, Hemenway says
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas State University’s planned move into Johnson County is a win-win venture for the state, not an encroachment on Kansas University’s turf, the heads of both schools say.
Violence, fear grip nation
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
A new rash of kidnappings has raised fears that well-armed, politically aligned street gangs are seeking to destabilize Haiti’s new government, threatening U.N.-led efforts to restore security 2 1/2 years after a crippling revolt.
Commentary: T.O.’s media blitz not a good sign
It’s only July, camp is yet to open, and Terrell Owens still can’t keep his mouth shut
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C2
The Dallas Cowboys haven’t done one jumping jack, stretched a hamstring or run a single sprint. They’re not even due into training camp until Friday.
Hjertstedt not hampered by rain
Swede in the lead at B.C. Open; Gogel two shots back
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C2
Gabriel Hjertstedt seems to relish the rain.
Garcia in position to end majors hex
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C8
The best player never to win a major has his best shot at it in a long time.
Woods stays on top, but still far from safe
Several big names within striking distance in today’s final round
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C8
His 3-foot birdie putt safely in the hole, Tiger Woods was right where he wanted to be Saturday in the British Open.
Landis just 96 miles from Tour triumph
Third in time trial, American retakes yellow jersey in penultimate stage
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C8
Floyd Landis’ wild ride through France should end in the sweetest way possible today on the Champs-Elysees - barring a crazy finale and as long as his hip holds out.
Fishing report
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C7
Israeli soldiers roll into southern Lebanon
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A4
On the Israel-Lebanon border - Israeli tanks, bulldozers and armored personnel carriers knocked down a fence and barreled over the Lebanese border Saturday as forces seized a village from the Hezbollah guerrilla group.
Analysis: Latest Mideast war may embolden extremists
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A1
Israel may appear to be solidly in the driver’s seat in its fight with Hezbollah - pushing relentlessly to weaken the Islamic guerrilla group as much as it can while there is little international pressure for a quick cease-fire.
Deer permits to go on sale Aug. 1
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C7
Nearly 2,300 non-resident firearms deer hunting permits were not taken during the May application period.
Ribbon cuttings set for August
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C12
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce announces ribbon-cutting ceremonies during August.
New Kief’s employee handles custom jobs
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C12
Matt Copeland has joined Kief’s Audio and Video, Lawrence, where he is working to create a custom-installation program that serves the technical needs of builders, remodelers, architects and designers.
Bankruptcies
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C12
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.
Homeowners still refinancing
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C12
This bit of data arrived via e-mail from the Mortgage Bankers Assn.: Despite the upward drift in mortgage rates, refinancings continue to account for more than a third of all new mortgage applications.
Working for you
County district attorney ready to help curb crime
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C12
It’s been more than two years since Charles Branson, as a candidate for Douglas County district attorney, pledged to create a consumer-protection division to help fight crimes committed against shoppers, customers and clients large and small. Now he’s about to put his vision to work.
As Katrina anniversary nears, senators and governors alike visit Gulf Coast
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A8
A fleeting group of well-dressed painters and builders have been passing through the neighborhood here on North Roman Street lately, stopping by just long enough to pound a few nails or apply a few strokes of bright-colored paint on the side of a newly constructed home.
La. doctors outraged at murder accusations
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A8
To Louisiana’s attorney general, the doctor and two nurses arrested this past week are murderers. But many in the medical community are outraged at the arrests, saying the three caregivers are heroes who faced unimaginable horrors as Hurricane Katrina flooded the city and trapped them and their patients.
Jackson bares belly and not much else to reporters
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A2
Janet Jackson was in Washington this week to do … something. Exactly what is unclear.
Democrats incorporate college aid as key component of agenda
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
Sensing a political opening in the soaring costs of higher education, Democrats have seized on college aid and made it a key pillar of their election-year agenda, hoping their pledge to make school affordable pays dividends in November.
Rookie Sowers silences Twins
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C4
Jeremy Sowers has a reputation for being a quick study.
California temperatures prompt record power use
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A11
Triple-digit temperatures smashed records across California on Saturday, straining thermometers and air conditioners and prompting dozens of scattered electricity outages that left residents sizzling.
People in the news
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Tina Fey leaving anchor chair at ‘Saturday Night Live’ ¢ Actor Jackman’s jeans sell for $22,476 at fundraiser ¢ Calista Flockhart returning to TV on ‘Brothers & Sisters’ ¢ John Stamos to become regular on NBC’s ‘ER’ ¢ Singer Ani DiFranco announces pregnancy ¢ Coroner in Princess Diana death inquest steps aside
Starving girls found at home
July 23, 2006
Police found two young girls in a basement Friday who were so emaciated that an officer compared them to Nazi death camp survivors.
Iraq leader to urge U.S. to work for cease-fire
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A5
Iraq’s prime minister said Saturday he will urge U.S. officials to work for a cease-fire in Lebanon during his visit to Washington, saying Israel’s “hostile acts” adversely affect the entire Middle East.
Pentagon to continue deployments to Iraq
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A5
The Pentagon is moving ahead with scheduled troop deployments to Iraq next month as the U.S. military struggles to gain control of the escalating violence in Baghdad, according to a senior defense official.
Trade bait sparks Nationals
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C4
Alfonso Soriano collected four extra-base hits to raise his average to .467 since the All-Star break, then repeated a phrase he’s been using a lot lately: “I want to stay here.”
Sectarian violence flares; 2 Americans killed
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A5
Two American soldiers were killed Saturday in Baghdad, seven Shiite construction workers were gunned down and five Sunni civilians were blown up, deepening the capital’s security crisis. Shiite politicians called on the prime minister to cancel his visit to Washington to protest Israel’s attacks in Lebanon.
No end in sight for blackout
Damage to utility worse than imagined
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
The damage to a utility’s underground network in the borough of Queens is greater than imagined - a twist in the six-day power outage that could mean electricity won’t be back until early in the week, the mayor said Saturday.
Cupid hits target through Internet
July 23, 2006 in print edition on D8
Just more than a year ago, Rita Manning lived in Fresno, Calif., and was trying to figure out what to do with her life. She had raised five of her late husband’s children, fought through major health problems and was looking for a way to shift gears and move on. She was 48.
Human remains could resolve mystery of missing woman
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B8
Olathe police were investigating whether human remains found Friday in a wooded area in Miami County were those of a woman who has been missing for two months.
Popularity rules for teens
July 23, 2006 in print edition on D5
New research confirms what parents have long suspected about the power of popularity in school: It makes kids more vulnerable to peer pressure.
Hillary Clinton’s hopes may hit ceiling of negativity
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B7
Stop by the side of the road on an afternoon like this, and the splendor of this state sits before you in a wide panorama. To the north is Mount Washington, the regal symbol of the state. To the northwest is the Willey Range, its customary mystery stripped away as the peaks provide rare peeks of their own. On a day like today, this green state has a canopy of dark, dark blue. If you were a meteorologist, you might say that what you were seeing was a high ceiling.
Lebanon’s anger at Hezbollah may shift to Israel
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B7
Power failures are creating problems across much of the city, cell phones are unpredictable, and the regular bombing makes my neighbors cautious about going out, leaving most people here alone with the question that has plagued them for almost two weeks: What on Earth was Hezbollah up to when it abducted two Israeli soldiers and provoked a punishing response that is creating orphans and bringing down buildings all around us?
Vigilante driver
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I guess it bears repeating. Nowhere is it written that cars own the roads, or that they have priority over anything or anyone on the road
Political solution
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: George Will and Trudy Rubin (Journal-World, July 18) both make sense writing about the Middle East situation.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 23, 1906: “The local prosecutions of joint operators following recent raids could well fill the jail here. Several have pleaded guilty and others who fled to escape arrest are beginning to turn themselves in. “
Q & A with Jim Barnett
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A1
Jim Barnett, Republican from Emporia is among the seven Republican candidates vying to represent the GOP in the November general election.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B6
Word was received of the death of Allen Crafton, Kansas University professor emeritus of speech and drama and one of Mount Oread’s best-known and best-liked faculty members. He had died at the family summer home near Glen Haven, Colo., at the age of 75.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B6
A local disaster assistance center opened for business, and about 80 residents here who had been victimized by the June 19 killer tornado were due to apply for assistance. The office was due to close in a week. The site was under the jurisdiction of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was empowered for dealing with the aftermath of the storm.
A Lawrence gem
It is hoped new Alvamar board members will show the same concern for quality and community that guided the development’s founder, Bob Billings.
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B6
Few university cities the size of Lawrence have an asset as valuable as Alvamar. The 3,000-acre residential and recreation development started in 1967 has been a jewel for the community and has made Lawrence a better place in which to live, work and play.
Q & A with Emily Kaufman
July 23, 2006 in print edition on D1
Q & A with Emily Kaufman, author of “The Ultimate Book of Family Travel”
Keegan: Building the ultimate KU golfer
Coach picks best attributes from pupils of last 27 years
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C6
Ross Randall has been recruiting and instructing talented golfers as coach of the Kansas University men’s team for 27 years.
Willits wastes no time
Angels rookie delivers winning hit in 10th
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C5
Reggie Willits won’t soon forget his first full major-league game.
Blue Jays thrilled with deal
Toronto excited by reliever acquired for Hillenbrand
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C5
Toronto Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi said Saturday he was happy with what he got from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for Shea Hillenbrand, a player he designated for assignment.
Q & A with Rex Crowell
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A1
Rex Crowell, Republican from Longton is among the seven Republican candidates vying to represent the GOP in the November general election.
Q & A with Dennis Hawver
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A1
Dennis Hawver of Ozawkie is among the seven Republican candidates vying to represent the GOP in the November general election.
The Bonnie Bunch
Big incoming class has bigger ideas, talent
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kelly Kohn says to hold off on the nickname - at least for right now.
Southwest custodian wants to make a difference for kids
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kenneth Tucker, 55, is on a mission every day at Southwest Junior High School.
Participants dwindling at 4-H show
Saturday’s event kicks off Douglas County Fair, set for next weekend
July 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
With her box turtle, Clyde, in hand, Mariah Dickson was back at the 4-H pet show for another year of pet-rearing competition.
St. Louis recovering from storms, heat
July 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
The heat was down and the skies were clear, but Kim Beck could only laugh when asked Saturday whether things were slowing down at the Salvation Army shelter she manages in suburban St. Louis.
Fake blood, real first aid
Baker students get crash course in wilderness care
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C7
Rob Flaherty admits to an ulterior motive for having students in his Expedition Planning and Leadership class take a course in wilderness first aid.
Poet’s showcase
July 23, 2006 in print edition on C4
“At the Beer Store,” by Samantha Bell