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6News Now for July 24
July 24, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Journal-World, increased traffic near Langston Hughes school, developers and neighbors in East Lawrence work toward deal, and more about state races.
Play grounded
Safety concerns limit activities in city parks
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
Playing in Lawrence’s parks isn’t as dangerous as it used to be. Or, some say, as much fun.
People in the news
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Bruce Lee movie, biography aims to set record straight ¢ John Lithgow, Jeffrey Tambor team up for new comedy ¢ Will Smith marches against violence in his hometown
Puerto Rican wins Miss Universe crown
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A2
An 18-year-old from Puerto Rico who hopes to someday star in U.S. and Latin American films has been crowned as Miss Universe 2006.
Bombings in Iraq kill at least 60, wound 250
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A6
Car bombings on Sunday killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 250 in a campaign of bloodshed that has threatened to plunge Iraq into open civil war.
Rec calendar
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C6
Bistro owner helps leads alumni group
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A8
Michael Levy, owner of Westside Deli & Bistro, Lawrence, recently was elected to the board of directors for the newly formed New England Culinary Institute Alumni Assn.
3 GOP candidates clash in televised forum
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
Signs of life were visible Sunday in the Republican Party primary for governor during a live televised forum.
Program aims to prevent ‘communication breakdown’
Placard would identify deaf motorists to police before frustration begins
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
A new statewide program will provide special “safety communication visors” for deaf and hard-of-hearing drivers to put inside their car and display when they’re stopped by police.
FSHS grad spends summer improving services in African refugee camp
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
The challenge when she arrived in Zambia was a little bit different than Ellie Ott, a 2004 Free State High School valedictorian, expected.
Rain takes pressure off water usage
Treatment meets city’s peak demand
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
Farmers, gardeners and those obsessed with green lawns aren’t the only people thankful for a July rain.
U.S. seeks long-term Middle East solution
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
International pressure mounted on the Bush administration Sunday to call for an immediate cease-fire in the hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas as U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice headed to the region in search of a long-term solution to the 12-day-old conflict.
New fuel cells
China firm touts hydrogen power
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A8
It’s a dream that’s been pursued for years by governments, energy companies and automakers, so far without success: Mass-producing affordable hydrogen-powered cars that spew just clean water from their tailpipes.
Restored B-29 almost ready for public display
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B8
After thousands of hours of volunteer restoration work, a historic bomber is less than two months away from being ready for public display.
Gates Foundation taking focused approach to giving
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A6
Bill and Melinda Gates came to the cramped tin shack of Nkosebaca Thingathinga one day this month to understand how the 61-year-old man had contracted tuberculosis - a major focus of research for the couple’s foundation - an astounding four times.
Kayakers say park would be good for area
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C6
As he paddles toward rapidly falling water in the opposite direction, Kevin Burke knows what he’s getting into.
Whitewater park in works
Kayakers, swimmers, boarders to benefit
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C6
If you think the NFL has a short season compared to the NBA and major-league baseball, consider the length of the kayaking season in Lawrence.
Angels rookie stays perfect
Weaver earns seventh win against Kansas City
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C5
Even without his best stuff, Jered Weaver won again.
A different American in Paris - Landis
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
Floyd Landis sped down a sun-baked Boulevard Champs-Elysees to victory Sunday in the Tour de France, extending to eight years the U.S. domination of the venerable race after seven consecutive triumphs by Lance Armstrong.
Emotional Tiger claims 11th major
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
He tried too hard at the Masters, where he put the green jacket on Phil Mickelson. He wasn’t ready at the U.S. Open, where he missed the cut.
County commissioners to discuss road issues
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B3
Douglas County commissioners will take up road improvement issues at their meeting today.
Pirates’ sails to another victory with $35 million
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A2
Johnny Depp and his pirate friends are keeping all the box-office treasure for themselves.
NFL training camp capsules - NFC
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C8
NFL training camp capsules - AFC
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C8
Mangino at QB Club meeting
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C3
Head football coach Mark Mangino will speak at the Kansas University Quarterback Club preseason kickoff party, which will run 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 1 in the Boots Adams Alumni Center.
Governor is urged to declare disaster
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
A group of political leaders urged Gov. George Pataki on Sunday to designate a section of the city suffering from a prolonged power failure a disaster area, making it eligible for federal aid.
At least three die in sweltering California heat, leaders say
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Sweltering heat was blamed Sunday for at least three deaths in Northern California, including a resident at a nursing home who died after the facility’s air conditioning system failed.
Trees pile high as city waits on electricity
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
More than 100 dump trucks rolled through city streets Sunday collecting mangled trees and branches left behind by last week’s powerful storms that cut power to hundreds of thousands of customers.
Wildfire threatens lines for Phoenix’s electricity
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
A fire burning in a national forest threatened two transmission lines that send electricity to metropolitan Phoenix, officials said Sunday.
Highway sniper attacks kill 1, injure another
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Sniper attacks targeted two pickup trucks early Sunday on a busy highway near Seymour, killing one person and wounding a second, and police asked other motorists who had been through the area to check their vehicles for bullet holes.
Gas prices hit record, just over $3 a gallon
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Gas prices across the U.S. have hit an all-time high - to just over $3 per gallon.
Top-secret bills can be refuge for mischief
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
An independent investigation has found that imprisoned former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham took advantage of secrecy and badgered congressional aides to help slip items into classified bills that would benefit him and his associates.
Insurance candidates pursue starkly different policies
Praeger, challenger far apart on office assessment, needs
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
When it comes to insurance, Eric Carter says Kansas has gone to hell in a handbasket.
Lawyers: Bush oversteps limits
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush has vetoed only one piece of legislation during more than five years in office, but he has issued more than 800 challenges to bills that he has signed into law with formal “signing statements,” more than all of his predecessors combined.
Lawrence City Commission
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B2
McLouth High School honor roll
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B2
McLouth High School has announced its 2005-2006 second semester honor roll.
On the record
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B2
Law agrees to five-year deal with KC
Pro Bowl corner to rejoin Edwards, could be part of strongest Chiefs’ secondary since mid-1990s
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C2
Pro Bowl cornerback Ty Law agreed to a five-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Hamlin wins; drivers testy at Pocono
Bowyer, Edwards irate at Stewart during NASCAR race
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C5
As Denny Hamlin celebrated his second victory of the season, chaos reigned in NASCAR’s garage.
Final table jinx strikes again
Phil falls short in Omaha, Hold ‘em
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C5
Once again, I made a final table at the 2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP). This time, the game was Omaha 8/b (a high/low split game).
Armstrong: Discovery would like to land Landis
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C3
Lance Armstrong says the Discovery Channel team has been so impressed by Floyd Landis it wants to sign him.
DiMarco grieving for mom
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C3
Chris and Rich DiMarco stood at the edge of the 18th green, a grieving son and father who began to heal at the British Open.
Republican race too close to call; conservatives fare better in primary
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A4
Don’t be surprised if Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger loses to Eric Carter in next week’s Republican primary.
Lawrence Datebook
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B2
U.N. humanitarian chief condemns destruction
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A5
Israeli bombing in Lebanon on Sunday killed at least six civilians and three Hezbollah fighters, and Hezbollah fired rockets that killed two people in the Israeli city of Haifa.
Big 9th boosts Braves
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C4
Edgar Renteria homered and doubled home the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night.
Leadoff walkoff lifts M’s
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C4
Richie Sexson homered leading off the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Seattle Mariners a 9-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.
Concerns linger over meat packaging method
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A7
A bitter regulatory battle over the safety of a packaging system that can keep meat looking fresh long past its shelf life is escalating, amid complaints that the industry misinterpreted recent research reports to bolster its case.
Study says cancer drug may pose heart danger
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A7
A successful cancer-fighting drug may also damage the heart, although a researcher says leukemia patients who need Gleevec should not abandon it.
Under pressure, FDA moves to ensure independence of advisers
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A7
Outside experts who advise the government on drugs and other regulated products often have financial ties to industry, creating the potential for conflicts of interest.
Group: Jordan tortures suspects for U.S.
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A6
Security agents in Jordan are torturing terrorism suspects on behalf of the United States in hopes of forcing confessions, the human rights watchdog Amnesty International contended in a new report today.
Congo relearns lessons of democracy
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A6
In a neighborhood where half-clad toddlers play in streets filled with garbage, Therese Olenga Kalonda stood in front of the crowd of Sunday churchgoers and told them how to change their lot.
Professor wants to re-enter U.S. classroom
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A6
Bolivian historian and political scientist Waskar Ari, an Aymara Indian with a doctorate in history from Georgetown University, was offered a tenure-track post at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln teaching Latin American history more than a year ago.
Sandinista aims for comeback in election
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A6
Sixteen years after voters swept Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega from Nicaragua’s presidency, the former Marxist icon appears to have his best chance yet for a comeback in elections scheduled for Nov. 5.
Dangerous surf halts searches in Indonesia
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A6
High waves halted search efforts Sunday for hundreds of people still missing following the Indonesian tsunami as a powerful quake elsewhere in the sprawling archipelago triggered fears of another killer wave.
Ariel Sharon’s condition has deteriorated
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A6
The condition of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since suffering a stroke in January, has deteriorated though there was no immediate danger to his life, hospital officials and former aides said Sunday.
Triathlon winner overcomes mishaps
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
In the transition between biking and running, Nicholas Luft left behind an important component of racing in a triathlon - his shoes.
2 dead in shooting outside K.C. Knights of Columbus hall
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B8
Gunfire erupted early Sunday outside a Knights of Columbus hall where a party had attracted hundreds of young people, killing two men and wounding at least 10 other people, police said.
Water rates to rise 4 percent next year
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
Typical Lawrence water users should expect about a 4 percent increase in their water rates for 2007.
Events Calendar
July 24, 2006 in print edition on D2
Twenty-five tips help eliminate disorganization around the house
July 24, 2006 in print edition on D2
Looking to downsize your clutter quotient?
Start a new workout plan
July 24, 2006 in print edition on D1
If the warm weather has motivated you to begin a new fitness effort, it would be time well-spent to consider something more than “getting started.”
It’s a battle to stay awake for ‘Tabloid Wars’
July 24, 2006 in print edition on D1
Americans love newspapers and love to hate newspapers.
Horoscopes
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Monday, July 24
Area residents pass accountancy exam
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A8
The Kansas Board of Accountancy has announced that Christopher Kohart, Lawrence, and Brian Nyp, Eudora, recently passed the computerized examination.
Therapist attends class on pelvic pain
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A8
Heather Shire, a physical therapist at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, recently attended an education course, “Anatomical and Biomechanical Implications for the Treatment of Patients with Chronic Pelvic Pain,” in Birmingham, Ala.
Lawrence bank earns volunteer honor
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A8
The Kansas Volunteer Commission has given the “You Make a Difference” award in the business category to Central National Bank in Lawrence, honoring its employees for outstanding volunteer service to the Lawrence community.
Watercooler
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A8
Workers are feeling the gasoline pinch and are adjusting their leisure activities to compensate, according to a survey.
Wright, Chalmers mix it up
Jayhawks use camps to expand games
July 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
Mario Chalmers, who thrived at the off guard position, and Julian Wright, who held his own as an undersized power forward last season, expanded their games earlier this month serving as camp counselors at the Adidas Super 64 and Nike camps.
Education never a waste of time
July 24, 2006 in print edition on A8
Q: I was wondering if I have chosen the right career path. I am a senior in high school, and I want to go into nursing, but I know that I will quit once I have kids.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 24, 1906: “From Asheville, N.C., comes a report that Henry Peason, a negro hotel proprietor, threatens to file suit against a local directory company because he is listed in the directory as white.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
There had been five applicants for the spot on the Lawrence school board vacated when Bob Davis had resigned because he was moving to Liberty, Mo.
Al Gore for vice president? Think about it
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
It is difficult to speculate about the politics of global warming without speculating about former Vice President Al Gore.
Praeger support
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger deserves Republicans’ support.
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
Based on her experience and service to Kansans, Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger should be Republicans’ choice in the Aug. 1 primary.
Swann faces uphill battle in Pennsylvania
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
If you stand Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell next to his opponent, Lynn Swann, you would think the burly Rendell is the former football star.
Medicaid woes
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The July 17 editorial, “Shared responsibility,” is correct to point out the duty federal officials have to make Medicaid regulations clear to state policymakers in Kansas.
Drowning in clutter
Expert says you can clear away your financial paper trail
July 24, 2006
Oprah and Aunt Mary may be responsible for massive piles of paper in the United States.
100-year-old librarian ‘keeps dust off the floor’ in Vinland
After 80 years on job, preserving memories more important than books
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
For the last eight decades, Martha Cutter Kelley Smith has tended to the books at the Coal Creek Library. But not because she’s an avid reader.
Stem cell debate
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The stem cell debate is alive once again and the advocates of taking human life (in the form of an embryo) in order to save lives are loudly voicing their opinions.
Wal-Mart ruling helps customers
July 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz put at least a temporary hold on Maryland’s attempt to force Wal-Mart into providing health care benefits for its employees in the state.