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6News Now for July 25
July 25, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Journal-World, new parking for KU students, an audio equipment company is expanding, and campaign donations for the Attorney General’s race.
Final band concert will not be rescheduled
July 25, 2006
The Lawrence City Band will not reschedule the final band concert of the year.
Tigers make ‘weird’ history
Five-run first lifts Detroit to 9-7 victory over Indians
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C4
The Detroit Tigers have done everything much faster than expected this season. On Monday night, they made history in a hurry.
People in the news
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Pavarotti not finished yet ¢ ‘Survivor’ winner sent to prison in Oklahoma ¢ Critics honor Carol Burnett ¢ Christina Aguilera tones down sultry image in album
Religion meets global capitalism
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A2
The more specific the focus, the more interesting the documentary. “The Tailenders” on “P.O.V.” (9 p.m., PBS) looks at a phenomenon few of us have ever heard of, yet raises questions that are profound, spiritual and truly global in scope.
Pakistan urged not to expand nuclear program
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Bush administration urged Pakistan not to expand its nuclear weapons program Monday after a U.S. think tank said Islamabad was building a reactor that could generate plutonium for up to 50 atomic bombs a year.
Horoscopes
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Tuesday, July 25
Army Guardsman reports vandalism, beating
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B3
Police are investigating an injured Kansas Army National Guardsman’s reports that he has been the victim of a beating and repeated vandalism involving burned flags in recent days.
Democrats amass largest war chests
Sebelius, Morrison lead fields on campaign donations
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A1
Kansas is a Republican state by voter registration. But two Democrats are leading the way in raising campaign funds, according to finance reports filed Monday.
Conservatives may be tough to shake off
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A1
Ordinarily, Chapman Rackaway, an assistant political science professor at Fort Hays State University, would peg incumbent State Board of Education member Connie Morris’s chances for re-election somewhere between slim and none.
Campaign contributions for board contenders are detailed
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A5
Backed by evolution opponents, Jesse Hall has raised nearly three times as much as State Board of Education member Janet Waugh in the Democratic Party primary, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday.
Manning content to continue hoops education
Non-coaching role at KU allows another summer at camp
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C1
Danny Manning some day will be named a full-time college assistant basketball coach - likely at his alma mater - and won’t be able to run his annual camp for Lawrence and area youths.
Media guide offers look at KU football complex
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s 2006 football media guide was made available for the first time Monday during the Big 12 Conference media days at the Marriott Country Club Plaza.
Lending credit card can lead to debt woes
Parents tend to be victims of piggybacking
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C8
My grandmother, Big Mama, didn’t like lending folks anything.
Francis silences St. Louis
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C4
When Yadier Molina’s bloop single glanced off Cory Sullivan’s glove in the sixth inning, the center fielder leapt to his feet in frustration.
Study: Distractions can make learning less efficient
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A7
Your parents were right: Don’t study with the TV on. Multitasking may be a necessity in today’s fast-paced world, but new research shows distractions affect the way people learn, making the knowledge they gain harder to use later on.
Some plaintiffs object to Google settlement
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A7
A set of plaintiffs in a class-action suit argued Monday that Google has not exercised reasonable care to prevent “click fraud” and has misrepresented efforts to stop swindlers from repeatedly clicking Web site links to drive up advertising costs.
U.S. focuses on Baghdad in effort to quell violence
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A7
American troops are stepping up operations in the Baghdad area to combat death squads and dampen down the violence threatening the new unity government, a U.S. general said Monday.
County Commission approves road work
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B3
Douglas County commissioners on Monday authorized seeking bids for various road improvement projects.
Chicago laws aim for ‘refinement’
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A2
If you’re a cell phone-using, goose liver-eating, cigarette-smoking, fast food-loving person, Chicago might not be your kind of town.
Crossing guard sought on George Williams Way
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence City Commission will consider today whether to approve a crossing guard for the intersection of George Williams Way and Harvard Road.
Vice provost given promotion at KU
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B3
Kansas University has promoted Mary Lee Hummert, associate vice provost for research, to the post of vice provost for faculty support.
Development by design
City seeks cohesive look for new retail developments
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A1
Call it the Lawrence look. For many people, that means a wide Massachusetts Street sidewalk, built for strolling past substantial brick or stone buildings replete with wrought iron fences and colorful, interesting landscapes.
House approves bills to protect wilderness areas
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
The House approved a series of bills Monday to protect national forest land in the West, including the designation of new wilderness areas in three Western states.
Wounded soldiers are given U.S. citizenship
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
At an event linking the most sensitive domestic and foreign policy issues currently before the White House - immigration and the war in Iraq - President Bush on Monday attended a ceremony at which three wounded soldiers were given U.S. citizenship.
HCA agrees to $21.3B buyout during downturn
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
The board of HCA Inc. is recommending the nation’s largest for-profit hospital operator accept a $21.3 billion deal to take the company private in one of the largest leveraged buyouts ever.
Evacuations possible as wildfire grows
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
A 6,600-acre wildfire forced the evacuation of more than a hundred homes in rural San Diego County, and authorities warned Monday that two other communities with a total of 1,350 homes could be next.
Matsui on mend
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C5
New York Yankees left fielder Hideki Matsui is making progress in his comeback from a broken left wrist, but still isn’t ready to take batting practice.
Nationals’ sale closes; team hires scouting VP
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C5
A group led by local real estate developer Ted Lerner and Stan Kasten officially took control of the Washington Nationals on Monday, finalizing the $450 million purchase of the club from Major League Baseball.
Sheets return tonight
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C5
After nearly three months of frustration, Milwaukee Brewers ace Ben Sheets says he’s excited to return to the mound.
Texas skipper Showalter sits out as precaution
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C5
Buck Showalter missed his second consecutive game Monday night, a precaution advised by a team doctor after the Texas Rangers’ manager sat out a game in Chicago and spent a night in the hospital for dehydration.
Yanks’ Damon ailing
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C5
New York Yankees center fielder Johnny Damon was scratched from the starting lineup Monday night at Texas because of a sore back. Bubba Crosby replaced Damon in center field and batted ninth.
Cubs put Derrek Lee back on disabled list
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Chicago Cubs placed first baseman Derrek Lee on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of inflammation in his right wrist and said there were no plans to shelve the NL batting champion for the rest of the season.
A-Rod struggling
Yankee star’s problems - with bat and glove - mostly in his head
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C5
Alex Rodriguez is stuck in a slump. Big one, too. Right when the New York Yankees are in dire need of steady production.
Bonds’ attorney seeks leak probe
Complaint says government released info
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C5
Barry Bonds’ attorney is asking federal authorities to investigate who told a newspaper the Giants forwarded the baseball star’s medical records to a grand jury investigating him for perjury and tax evasion.
Bob Dole portrait to hang in Capitol
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B1
A portrait of former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., will be unveiled today during a ceremony in the historic Old Senate Chamber in the U.S. Capitol.
Royals send MacDougal to Chisox
K.C. gets two minor-league pitchers; Sweeney on rehab
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C5
In a busy Monday at Kauffman Stadium, the Kansas City Royals sent Mike Sweeney to Burlington for a rehab assignment and traded former All-Star reliever Mike MacDougal to the Chicago White Sox.
Search committee narrows NFL commissioner list
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C6
The list of candidates for Paul Tagliabue’s job as NFL commissioner is down to 11, although with two weeks to go until the final selection meeting, a majority of the owners still don’t know who is on it.
A full bag of tricks
British Open could be Woods’ signature major
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C6
Jack Nicklaus might have been right about Tiger Woods, even if he was looking at the wrong place.
Topsy-turvy battle suits Tour just fine
Landis, competitors proved storylines didn’t depart France with Lance
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C6
No more Lance, no more Tour de France? Hardly. Here’s the message for all those TV viewers who switched off the set or changed channels in the first Tour in the post-Armstrong era: You missed one of the best shows in decades.
Stewart isn’t practicing what he preaches
Outspoken driver’s desire for a give-and-take attitude on the track is heavy on the latter
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C6
Tony Stewart is many things, but the Emily Post of NASCAR etiquette is most certainly not one of them.
Bandits fall in championship game
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C3
Manhattan proved to be the one team the Lawrence Bandits couldn’t solve at the Kansas American Legion A state baseball tournament.
KU softball team adds JUCO transfers
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge has dipped into the junior college ranks to flesh out a roster depleted by the loss of six seniors.
San Diego cross may provide national legal test
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
Ronald Reagan had just left office, the Christian Coalition was new, “values” had yet to become a buzzword of American politics and six of the current U.S. Supreme Court justices had other jobs when an atheist sued the city of San Diego for permitting a giant cross in a public park.
Democrats’ agenda aimed at middle class
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., has gone to great lengths to create a distinctive political footprint, but she declared Monday that ideas championed by the Clinton White House offer the best chance for Democrats to win back their majority.
Residents continue negotiations with developer on condominium
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B1
A controversial condominium and commercial development proposed for East Lawrence may get the neighborhood’s blessing after all.
A passing fancy
Morriss installs spread offense at Baylor, wants to see Bears fling it like Texas Tech
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C3
Seeing the success Texas Tech football has had with a pass-happy spread offense under coach Mike Leach, Baylor coach Guy Morriss felt it was time for a change near the end of last season.
Slumping Roddick turns to veteran
Jimmy Connors hopes to bring ‘intangibles’ to pupil in attempt to revive 23-year-old’s career
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C2
Andy Roddick has turned to Jimmy Connors to give his sputtering career a boost.
Cornerback Law passes KC physical
Chiefs’ Peterson says ex-Jet ready for camp at 208 pounds
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C2
Cornerback Ty Law passed his physical and officially signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, adding an established player to a defense that could be on the rise.
Woman reports rape by intruder
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B2
A 20-year-old woman told Lawrence Police she was raped Saturday night by a burglar who was inside her home when she came home from work.
On the record
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B2
Serb, Kosovar leaders meet to map future
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A6
Serb and Kosovar leaders reluctantly met Monday for the first time since NATO bombs drove Serb forces out of the Albanian majority province in 1999.
Experts: Sharon’s life in danger after downturn
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A6
Medical experts warned Monday that former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s deteriorating condition could put his life in danger, while the hospital treating him said it would run more tests to find the cause of his downturn.
Major Gulf oil field appears to be declining
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A6
Output at Mexico’s most important oil field has fallen steeply this year, raising fears that wells there that generate 60 percent of the country’s petroleum are in the throes of a major decline.
Crop losses could worsen food shortage
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A6
Heavy rains in North Korea have destroyed tens of thousands of acres of crops, threatening to worsen the impoverished country’s food shortage, a U.N. agency said Monday.
Global trade talks collapse
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A6
In the end, there was finger pointing and plenty of blame to spread around for the collapse of world trade liberalization talks on Monday.
Hikers are discovered after 3 nights in N.C. mountains
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A4
Two hikers lost in the rugged North Carolina mountains survived on hard candy and creek water for three nights before they finally found the Blue Ridge Parkway on Monday and waved down a maintenance truck, officials said.
Rice’s visit to Lebanon yields little diplomatic progress
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A1
The Lebanese prime minister greeted Condoleezza Rice with a kiss on each cheek. But by the time the secretary of state left the war-torn country Monday, it was clear that her hosts were not thrilled by the message she had delivered.
Like other paper assets, college degree deflates
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A1
The U.S. economy has been steadily growing, with unemployment low and corporate profits at historic highs.
Fair play
Annual 4-H event gives youths chance to display homemade talents
July 25, 2006 in print edition on D1
The Douglas County Free Fair is almost here. For many, the fair is about attending the demolition derby, riding carnival rides, looking at exhibits and taking in the food: funnel cakes, cotton candy and snow cones.
Zoo elephant steps up for casting call
Research could yield information on dinosaurs, climate change
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B1
Elephants aren’t dinosaurs, but they’re close enough for Brian Platt.
KPERS studies increase in retirement age
Public employees would have to work until age 65
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B1
Public employees would be unable to retire with full benefits until age 65 under a proposal being considered by the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System.
Demolition derby, turtle race part of fun events at fair
July 25, 2006 in print edition on D2
There are plenty of opportunities for youths to take part in the Douglas County Free Fair. You don’t need to be a 4-H’er to join in the fun and win prizes.
Separate personal, home improvement funds
July 25, 2006 in print edition on D1
Oil and water don’t mix, and neither do personal and project funds when it comes to home improvements.
Teen seeks advice about dead-end job
July 25, 2006 in print edition on D1
Dear Dr. Wes and Marissa: My job stinks. My parents expect me to pay for my insurance and tags on my car, and I have to buy all my own gas, so I have to work after school and in the summer.
Con artist back in court for probation violation
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B8
A woman convicted of scamming a retired judge and his wife out of more than $109,000 is back in court, facing an allegation that she’s not living up to terms of her probation.
Israeli forces seize vital Hezbollah stronghold
U.S. completes evacuation of 12,000 Americans, promises aid
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A5
Backed by tanks, Israeli troops battled their way to a key Hezbollah stronghold in south Lebanon on Monday, seizing a hilltop in heavy fighting and capturing two guerrillas.
Gun incident near Last Call brings arrests
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B8
Lawrence Police arrested two men early Sunday morning after a gun incident linked to Last Call nightclub, 729 N.H.
Awards, open house set for Wednesday
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C8
A training coordinator and a staffing company will receive Community Access Awards this week from Independence Inc., a Lawrence-based independent-living resource center serving people with disabilities in Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties.
Alvamar names general manager
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C8
Dick Stuntz is the new general manager for Alvamar Inc.
Commodities
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C7
Waddell & Reed to pay $52M
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C8
Overland Park-based Waddell & Reed Inc. is paying more than $50 million in fines and cutting fees by $25 million to settle charges of market-timing abuses in a family of mutual funds.
Weekend vandalism damages Haskell pool
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B8
Someone caused between $15,000 and $20,000 damage to the pool and equipment at Haskell Indian Nations University in two incidents during the weekend.
Big Brother’s eye on campus
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B7
Does the federal government need to know whether you aced Aristotelian ethics but had to repeat introductory biology?
A picture-perfect vacation
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B7
I am aboard a cruise ship gliding slowly between snow-capped mountains that remind me of the art my parents hung on our living room wall back in Minnesota in the 50s.
Voting ironies
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Taylor Hicks, winner of the “American Idol” contest, has been invited to the White House. I love the irony.
Lebanon troubles
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Lebanon is an ancient land with a proud heritage, but it has been an official independent country for only 63 years, and its modern course has been chaotic at best.
Century School unveils mural
Students, teachers celebrate after battling liability issues
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B1
Bent down to one knee, markers in hand, Century School students Monday finally scrawled their monikers on their long-awaited school mural.
The real happiest place on Earth
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B6
On any given day you can always find plenty to be depressed about if you pay attention to the news. But at certain times the misery index seems to reach a sort of peak, and the world seems so screwed up that it makes one wonder if we really are living in what some religiously inclined folks refer to as the “end times.”
Waugh for board
Returning incumbent Janet Waugh to the Kansas Board of Education will help return the board to a more moderate and professional agenda.
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B6
Among the most closely watched races in primary elections across the state this year are those for members of the Kansas Board of Education.
Expanded NATO role needed in Mideast
July 25, 2006 in print edition on B6
With crises, conflicts and chaos spreading like an influenza pandemic across the Middle East, many people here and in other countries naturally wonder the worst:
Temperatures put pressure on Calif. electricity supply
Power concerns also seen in N.Y., St. Louis
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
Scorching heat pushed California’s electricity supply to the brink Monday as authorities investigated at least 29 possible heat-related deaths, most in the smoldering Central Valley where temperatures reached 115 degrees over the weekend.
New rules OK’d in stem cell research
July 25, 2006 in print edition on A6
The European Union decided Monday to continue funding human embryonic stem cell research, although new rules adopted by the 25-nation bloc prevent human cloning and destroying embryos.
Man with a plan
Prince ready to rebuild Kansas State program
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C1
Ron Prince has philosophies he’s not straying from. That much is for sure.
Woodling: Tickets for the taking
July 25, 2006 in print edition on C1
Ah, those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, those days of soda, pretzels and Kansas University season football ticket sales.