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What has been your favorite sport to play so far this summer?

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Response Percent
C) Soccer
 
50%
B) Softball
 
33%
A) Baseball
 
16%
D) Any other sport
 
0%
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6News Now for July 26
July 26, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Journal-World, the mayor proposes a 1-cent sales tax, moving time is coming, and help arrives for family without air-conditioning.
KU’s Dole Institute announces 2006-07 scholars
July 26, 2006
The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced this year’s list of 40 recipients of the Senator Robert J. Dole Public Service Scholarship. The program recognizes students who have demonstrated involvement in volunteer community and public service.
Ms Wheelchair America
Lawrence resident to compete nationally
July 26, 2006
Advocate will represent Kansas
KU official mourned
James Vequist remembrance set for Saturday
July 26, 2006
Budig Hall and Hoch Auditoria director died Saturday
School finance decision coming Friday
Chief justice to issue unprecedented statement
July 26, 2006
Decision expected on Senate Bill 549
Keegan: Meier has Jayhawks’ respect
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C1
He hasn’t played a down of college football and already Kerry Meier, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound red-shirt freshman from Pittsburg, is Kansas University’s most-hyped football player. Since he hasn’t taken a snap, it’s too early to call him a leader, yet not too early to predict he’ll be one soon. “A leader?” echoed James McClinton, a 6-1, 283-pound defensive tackle out of Garland, Texas. “I really don’t know, but we respect him a lot.”
Health department director to retire at end of the year
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B5
The longtime director of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will retire at the end of the year. Kay Kent, who has been at the helm of the department for 33 years, met with her staff Tuesday morning and told them her retirement would become effective Jan. 1.
Lisher forced to tinker
Free State coach shuffling selections to fill out Shrine Bowl’s East lineup
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C6
Bob Lisher has had to re-tool some parts, but his makeshift football machine seems to be purring right along. Lisher is head coach of the East team that will meet the West in the annual Shrine Bowl All-Star football game Saturday night in Pittsburg.
Chinese immunization program curbs hepatitis B
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
The government claimed dramatic progress Tuesday in a five-year program to immunize children against hepatitis B, a disease that infects nearly 10 percent of China’s population and illustrates the daunting task of providing health services to the vast rural areas where the majority of its 1.3 billion people live.
Even fundraising politically charged
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B4
Atty. Gen. Phill Kline’s campaign says challenger Paul Morrison has been able to build a sizable war chest, in part by mining the pro-choice lobby. “He has access to pro-abortion money,” Kline’s campaign spokeswoman Sherriene Jones said. But Morrison’s campaign said his funds represent broad-based support from folks who think he can do a better job.
Everyday life in New Orleans still difficult a year after Katrina
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
They are signature scenes of the city: tourists on Bourbon Street, diners savoring breakfast at Brennan’s, revelers dancing at Tipitina’s, crowds at the street fairs and music festivals. Almost 11 months after Hurricane Katrina struck, these scenes suggest the city is “back.”
A Kerry display of hubris
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B9
It takes chutzpah, as they might say in Haifa, to declare that Hezbollah and Israel wouldn’t be fighting now if John Kerry were president. Kerry, who did declare that, apparently has more chutzpah than nuance, as it turns out. “If I was president, this wouldn’t have happened,” said the Massachusetts senator, in Detroit while campaigning for Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
Jayni Carey, guests prepare specialties of Argentina
July 26, 2006 in print edition on D2
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Argentine Asado with Bob and Sandra Schumm.” Bob Schumm will demonstrate the traditional method of roasting a whole lamb on an asador, and the Schumms and Jayni Carey will prepare other specialties of Argentina.
Pleasant, but bitter herb, enhances variety of foods
July 26, 2006 in print edition on D1
A plant with either flat or curly deep-green leaves that have a cleansing, mildly bitter flavor. Flat-leaf parsley has larger, sturdier, serrated leaves with a more pronounced flavor. Curly parsley has smaller, ruffled leaves and is common in English-speaking countries and is used as a garnish.
Dry conditions hamper tomato growth
July 26, 2006 in print edition on D1
When I look at the condition of my tomato plants and make note of the date, I have no reason to complain. By the end of July, the wear and tear of summer in the garden is discernible in the texture and color of the leaves. Even healthy plants have a leathery look and feel to them.
Broken hand can’t keep ‘Hitter’ away
Master Hitter first baseman returns intime for season finale
July 26, 2006
The memories were there for Caitlin Beasley. It was the same park, the same field and the same team. About a month ago, the last time the Master Hitters played the Flash in their U14 Lawrence Fast Pitch Association match-up, she broke her right hand.
Hinrich off to Asia with Team USA
Former KU guard makes 15-man roster for World Championships in Japan
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C1
Former Kansas University basketball guard Kirk Hinrich has made the U.S. national team’s 15-man traveling roster, announced by coach Mike Krzyzewski on Tuesday. Hinrich of the Chicago Bulls beat out Luke Ridnour for what is expected to be the third-string point guard spot behind Chris Paul and Gilbert Arenas. Hinrich was slowed by a hamstring injury during training camp, but apparently did enough to impress Krzyzewski.
Sharp makes early impact
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C1
After spending his prep career impressing high school football fans all over the state, freshman Jake Sharp made quick work in impressing his college coaches at Kansas University. So much so that, 10 days before preseason practices even begin, KU coach Mark Mangino doesn’t see a need to red-shirt him this season.
Texas-sized void awaits Brown
Longhorns coach must pick replacement for Young
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C3
Call Texas coach Mack Brown optimistic to a fault. But even after Vince Young dazzled the college football world in a heroic Rose Bowl effort, Brown thought it wasn’t the last he’d see of his prodigy quarterback. “I thought Vince would come back, very honestly,” Brown said Tuesday at Big 12 Conference media days.
Audio firm signs leases
Lawrence’s MartinLogan expanding
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C8
MartinLogan Ltd., a maker of high-end audio equipment, and its landlords are investing up to $1 million into projects to keep the company in Lawrence for at least the next five years.
Satellite lot may ease parking space crunch
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
Incoming Kansas University freshmen will never get an opportunity to know what they are missing. When KU’s new Park and Ride system begins Aug. 14, freshmen who live off campus will be required to park in the west campus lot, rather than take their shot at other areas on campus. “I think that’s dumb,” said Caroline Andrade, an incoming freshman from Olathe. “I don’t understand it at all.”
Teahen whacks two
Career-high 5 RBIs lift Royals past O’s
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
A flurry of trades might have left the Kansas City Royals a little off balance early Tuesday night. Mark Teahen got them focused in a hurry. Teahen hit two homers and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Royals over the Baltimore Orioles, 7-5.
Culinary pinch hitters
Creative cooking often calls for making do with what you have on hand
July 26, 2006 in print edition on D1
David Joachim thinks most home chefs are just too tied down to their cookbooks. “I look at recipes like a road map,” Joachim says. “It’s one way to get to a destination.” The other roads to the destination might include ingredients that are slightly different, healthier or fresher. Or those roads might include using different techniques or equipment in the kitchen.
Youths make fashion statement with 4-H county fair projects
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
For the 4-H program and the South Park gazebo, this meeting was a long time coming. Both are celebrating their 100th anniversaries this year, and their histories intersected Tuesday night for the annual 4-H fashion project and show. It was the first time the show had been staged in the park.
U.S. House approves Heritage Area bill
Designation makes 29 Kansas counties, including Douglas, eligible for grants
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
A bill that will help eastern Kansas and western Missouri share their Civil War-era history with the nation was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. “It’s about community development. It’s about pride in our heritage and telling our story,” said Judy Billings, director of the Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Coming clean about toothpaste
Whitening claims contain little bite
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C8
Drugstore aisles teem with toothpastes claiming to do everything from fighting plaque or curbing tartar to freshening breath or shielding sensitive teeth. But the most prominent claim - whitening teeth - presents something of a gray area. Read the fine print on these products and you’ll discover that most promise to whiten by removing stains, not by lightening the base color of the teeth.
Vegas tourney has new home
KU will play twice at Orleans Arena
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C6
The site of the Las Vegas Invitational, to be played over Thanksgiving weekend in Glitter City, has changed. Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will meet Ball State on Nov. 24 and defending national champion Florida on Nov. 25 in Orleans Arena, located outside the hotel with the same name.
Raiders will open state play against host
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C6
Host team Salina will be the Lawrence Raiders’ opening-round foe in the Kansas American Legion AAA state baseball tournament Friday.
Royals’ Nunez recalled to fill MacDougal’s spot
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Kansas City Royals recalled right-hander Leo Nunez on Tuesday from Triple-A Omaha, where he was 2-2 with a 1.80 ERA in 15 relief appearances.
Rumors amuse Soriano; GM talks to 27 teams
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Washington Nationals are working the phones trying to find favorable deals while Alfonso Soriano is amused by the rumors flying around ahead of Monday’s trade deadline.
Relief from heat elusive
Without A/C, staying cool is tough
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
Robert Davis sat in his wheelchair Tuesday afternoon with a large fan blowing onto him in his family’s mobile home at Gaslight Village, 1900 W. 31st St. It wasn’t much cooler inside than outside, where temperatures climbed into the upper 90s. His grandson, C.J. McTizic, 15, turned on the window air conditioner, but it blew only hot air. It had failed during last week’s 100-degree-plus heat wave.
Tigers blanked in first, share 115-year-old record
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Detroit Tigers ran out of first-inning runs. After matching a 115-year-old record on Monday by scoring at least five runs in the first inning of three straight games, the Tigers were blanked in their first at-bat Tuesday night by Paul Byrd and the Indians.
Damon out of N.Y. lineup for second straight game
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
Johnny Damon was out of the New York Yankees lineup Tuesday night, missing his second straight game in Texas because of a sore back. Damon was initially scratched from the starting lineup Monday after his back stiffened getting out of a car. Manager Joe Torre isn’t sure when his center fielder will return.
… Graffanino to Brewers
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Milwaukee Brewers acquired Tony Graffanino from the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday to shore up their injury-riddled infield. The Royals got left-hander Jorge De La Rosa in their third trade in the last two days.
Rock chalk talk
Mangino excited about KU’s attitude
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino thinks his team has that much-needed attitude. Good thing. It’s going to be crucial if one of the program’s big aspirations is going to be attained. Speaking at Big 12 Conference media days at the Marriott Country Club Plaza on Tuesday, Mangino and a couple of his players admitted being puzzled by the inability to win on the road in past years, despite overcoming the deficiency and reaching two bowl games.
K.C. deals Dessens to Los Angeles …
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Los Angeles Dodgers dealt pitcher Odalis Perez to the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, nearly two weeks after saying they had no plans to trade the disgruntled left-hander. The Dodgers also sent minor league right-handers Blake Johnson and Julio Pimental and cash considerations to the Royals for right-hander Elmer Dessens.
Zambrano lifts Cubs past Mets
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C4
Carlos Zambrano hit his fourth homer of the season and won his eighth straight decision, leading the Chicago Cubs to an 8-6 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night. Aramis Ramirez homered again and drove in three runs as Zambrano and the Cubs beat Tom Glavine for the second time in 11 days.
Indians rough up Rogers early
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C4
Kenny Rogers didn’t make it out of the first inning Tuesday night when Cleveland scored seven runs, and the Indians held off the Detroit Tigers long enough for a 12-7 victory.
Atlanta’s Joneses miss third consecutive starts
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
Andruw Jones and Chipper Jones were held out of the Atlanta Braves’ starting lineup for the third straight game Tuesday night. Manager Bobby Cox said Andruw Jones also would miss today’s game against the Florida Marlins with a sore back, while Chipper Jones could be available as a pinch hitter as he recovers from a strained left oblique muscle.
Hometown Heroes’ a baseball farce
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C2
Quite a bit of fuss is being kicked up over another of those cute stunts Major League Baseball loves to come up with. This time it’s a “Hometown Heroes” promotion in which five players from each franchise are put forth as those who best represent that team’s history. MLB credited the commish, Bud Selig, with being particularly excited about this and “the healthy debate it will provoke.”
Patrick picks IndyCar over NASCAR
Driver will switch to IRL’s Andretti Green team in 2007
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C2
Danica Patrick’s “heart and soul” are with the Indy Racing League, so that’s where she’ll stay - for now. A new career in NASCAR will have to wait. Though she isn’t ready to give up the speed of open-wheel racers for the popularity of stock cars, Patrick is switching teams.
Indoor pool to close for maintenance
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center soon will close for nearly a month while city crews perform maintenance work. The pool, 4706 Overland Drive, will close Sunday and not reopen until Aug. 21. Crews will rebuild pool pumps, work on heating and ventilation systems, repaint, and do general cleaning.
Air ambulance called after fall from roof
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B2
A man fell from the roof of a home on the 800 block of Missouri Street on Tuesday afternoon, sending him to the hospital with severe injuries.
KDHE seeks public comment on issues
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B2
Kansas Department of Health and Environment leaders begin their statewide listening tour at 6 p.m. today in Dodge City. KDHE Secretary Rod Bremby and the KDHE Management Team plan to discuss health and environment issues. Other topics include the 2006 legislative session, the status of the KDHE budget, and funding priorities and agency initiatives, including pandemic influenza, water quality and the Health Kansas initiative.
Band cancels last show
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Lawrence City Band will not reschedule its final South Park gazebo performance of the season.
On the record
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B2
Softer sidewalks gain foothold
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A2
Pounding the pavement is getting a little easier on people’s knees in many cities around the country. For reasons of safety and ease of maintenance, Washington and dozens of other communities are installing rubber sidewalks made of ground-up tires.
Pollard pleads guilty to boating violation
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B3
A former Kansas University basketball star known for his painted fingernails and mutton-chop sideburns apparently ran afoul of state boating regulations earlier this month.
More troops will be sent to Baghdad
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A5
On the day he welcomed the Iraqi prime minister to the White House for the first time, President Bush acknowledged Tuesday that the “terrible” violence in Baghdad would require deployment of more American troops in that war-torn capital.
U.S. soldier, militants die in eastern fighting
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
A bomb exploded Tuesday near a taxi on a busy Kabul road, killing two Afghans, and a U.S. soldier and seven militants died in fighting in the east - the latest wave of violence threatening Western attempts to rebuild Afghanistan.
Protesters clash with police before elections
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
Thousands of opposition supporters clashed with riot police Tuesday, burning President Joseph Kabila’s campaign posters before historic weekend elections meant to bring lasting peace to Congo.
250,000 children said to be fighting in wars
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
More than 250,000 children are fighting in wars around the world, while tens of thousands of girls are sexually exploited by combatants, a senior U.N. official said. Many young fighters are recycled from conflict to conflict, Undersecretary-General Radhika Coomaraswamy told the U.N. Security Council on Monday.
More than 50 organizations promise aid to struggling Haiti
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
Representatives from more than 50 international organizations and nations Tuesday promised $750 million in aid toward Haiti’s efforts to claw its way out of an economic and social pit.
S. Korean scientist tried to clone mammoths
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
Disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk denied embezzling research funds and testified Tuesday that part of the money went toward failed attempts to clone mammoths, extinct relatives of today’s elephants. Hwang is on trial on charges of misappropriating funds, embezzlement and illegally purchasing human eggs for stem cell research.
Father of starved girls has been arrested
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A7
Two girls found emaciated in a home where their two stepsiblings were well-fed have been released from the hospital, and their father has been arrested, police said Tuesday. A social worker found the starving and dehydrated 6- and 7-year-old girls Friday in the basement of a Wichita home that was well-stocked with food.
Program sees success at targeting coyotes
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A7
Eluding Wile E. Coyote was always easy for the Road Runner. After all, Wile usually did himself in. In West Virginia, sheep, goats and other farm animals aren’t so lucky. Real coyotes are agile, cunning and fast - with the ability to run up to 40 miles per hour and jump 8-foot fences.
Design guidelines OK’d
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B4
City commissioners unanimously approved a set of commercial design guidelines that will determine how new retail and office projects look for decades to come.
Postal letter to be sent
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B4
Commissioners agreed to send a letter to U.S. Postal Service officials saying that they wouldn’t oppose the post office moving its distribution operations out of downtown.
More deaths suspected as heat wave continues
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
Gripped by a 10th straight day of 100-degree heat, California sweated out the possibility of more blackouts Tuesday as the number of suspected heat-related deaths climbed to at least 56 and the rotting carcasses of thousands of dairy cows and other livestock baked in the sun.
Bill to track molesters is sent to president
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
Finding the nearest convicted child molester might be as easy as punching in a ZIP code on a computer keyboard, thanks to a bill that cleared Congress on Tuesday.
Teenager confesses to highway sniper attacks
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
A 17-year-old confessed Tuesday to committing a series of highway shootings that killed one man, wounded another and damaged at least four vehicles, authorities said. Zachariah Blanton was arrested earlier in the day and was jailed in Jackson County.
Night crime haunts National Mall visitors
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
At night, the National Mall has an allure all its own, from the glow of the floodlit dome of the Capitol to the lights of the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial dancing off the Reflecting Pool.
Senate OKs limits on abortion
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
A bill that would make it a crime to take a pregnant girl across state lines for an abortion without her parents’ knowledge passed the Senate on Tuesday, but vast differences with the House version stood between the measure and President Bush’s desk.
No pedestrian board
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B4
Commissioners did not grant a request to establish a new advisory board that would study pedestrian safety issues.
50 missing women connected to inmate
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
Investigators are trying to find about 50 women who were photographed decades ago by a man now on death row for murdering two aspiring models in the early 1980s, authorities said Tuesday.
No Moore Republican challenge?
In this primary, GOP opts to focus on other elections
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
Rep. Dennis Moore may never remove the Republican cross-hairs from his back, but the Kansas Democrat appears to be out of range this election season. In the past, the National Republican Congressional Committee has funneled resources into the heavily Republican 3rd Congressional District of Kansas, which includes an eastern portion of Douglas County and parts of Lawrence.
Boys’ home may be forced to close
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence home for troubled teenage boys soon may be out of business. “We are in the process of deciding whether to stay open,” said Bobick Sarraf, executive director at Achievement Place for Boys, 1320 Haskell Ave. Sarraf said the eight-bed home was caught between state guidelines that limit boys’ stays to 140 days and higher costs.
SE Kansas towns not included in Superfund site buyout plan
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B10
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $66 million proposal to clean up portions of a rural Kansas Superfund site near the Oklahoma border, but it does not include a buyout for people who live in the area.
Health Policy Authority to study human cloning
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
Legislative leaders Tuesday ordered a study on human cloning, but anti-abortion advocates anticipated the report would be a whitewash. “This just hacks us off,” said Kathy Ostrowski, a spokeswoman for Kansans for Life. During the last session, proponents of a one-year ban on state funding of embryonic stem cell research held up consideration of a budget bill.
People in the News
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Model’s husband apologizes, wants to stay together ¢ Russian opera star receives Austrian citizenship ¢ Back to rock ‘n’ roll
LMH expansion on planning agenda
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioners are scheduled to consider a trio of large projects at their meeting tonight. The meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, will include a request for a permit to allow Lawrence Memorial Hospital to expand its main campus at 325 Maine.
Can liberals support war?
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B9
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
Bush plan for region faces skepticism
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A4
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s calls this week for a deliberate approach to building “a new Middle East” are facing increased skepticism among many of those who ordinarily would be America’s strongest backers in efforts to end the conflict in Lebanon.
Israel tightens grip on Hezbollah
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A4
Israeli troops sealed off a Hezbollah stronghold Tuesday and widened their foothold in southern Lebanon, but officials said Israeli bombs killed six people in a south Lebanon town and three U.N. observers in a border outpost with another feared dead.
Gore had chance
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: In his July 24 op-ed piece, Michael Grunwald suggests Al Gore seek the vice presidency because “It’s a job that would give him the power to do something about global warming.”
Mayor proposes sales tax
1-cent increase would pay for new roads, sidewalks, drainage
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
Mayor Mike Amyx wants voters to approve a new 1 percent, 10-year sales tax that would give the city $120 million to repair streets, reduce property taxes and address infrastructure issues. Amyx made the proposal - which also would include money for sidewalks, North Lawrence drainage improvements and a unique “city endowment fund” - late Tuesday evening as city commissioners struggled at their weekly meeting with the idea of raising the city’s property tax rate for the 2007 budget.
Stem cell research
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: This letter is a response to Miss Blanck’s letter opposing embryonic stem cell research. She is correct: There has been success in using adult stem cells. However, the fact there is no success with embryonic is obvious due to lack of opportunity.
Horoscopes
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B7
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 26, 1906: “The new post office has no chairs in the lobby and that means some people accustomed to loafing there will have to make other plans. In the winter, many loafers came in to escape the cold.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B8
Burglars had escaped with more than $25,000 in diamonds, watches, checks and currency after a weekend strike at the Marks Jewelry Store here.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B8
Heavy thunderstorms drenched Lawrence and all of northeast Kansas overnight with up to 8 inches of rain recorded in some spots.
Funding figures
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: About the Citizens for Higher Education statistics in the Saturday, July 22, column about state universities: When it comes to government spending, such as universities, raw dollars are not necessarily the best measure of value provided. Their points raise more questions than they answer.
Preservation
Youth camps are vanishing across America. May that never happen here.
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B8
Those who are not too familiar with the local landscape may drive by a site just west of the intersection of Kasold Drive and Bob Billings Parkway and wonder about the “wilderness” area just to the north.
Strong Lebanon can help fight Hezbollah
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B8
On my office bulletin board hangs a yellowing Newsweek cover from Oct. 3, 1983, with the headline: “Lebanon - Is There a Way Out?” The headline refers to getting U.S. troops out of Lebanon, where they were sent by Ronald Reagan on a humanitarian mission that soon soured. I came to The Philadelphia Inquirer that fall from Beirut, where I had been covering Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon and its aftermath.
Westside Deli plans to move downtown
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C8
Five years after opening Westside Deli & Bistro at the commercial edge of Lawrence, Michael Levy now plans on relocating to a larger space - downtown. Levy, restaurant owner and chef, is working on a lease for downtown space that would be three times the size of his current restaurant at the Wakarusa Crossroads Centre, Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. He started notifying customers about the pending move this week.
Legislature to review K.C. medical proposal
July 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
Legislative leaders on Tuesday said lawmakers will review discussions between the Kansas University Medical Center and Missouri-based health systems. Without comment, the Legislative Coordinating Council gave the Legislative Budget Committee a long list of study topics, including the KU Medical Center discussions.
Biotechnology firm coming to Lawrence
July 26, 2006 in print edition on C8
Identigen Ltd., a Dublin, Ireland-based biotechnology company focused in the agri-food sector, is scheduled to announce plans today for opening a U.S. operation in Lawrence.
Stay cool in the summer
July 26, 2006
If the heat’s getting you down, here are some tips if your house is still steamy from the recent heat wave…
30 Days’ looks at immigration
July 26, 2006 in print edition on A2
The rewarding and intelligent documentary series “30 Days” (9 p.m., FX) begins its second season by confronting immigration, arguably the most contentious issue on the American political agenda. For the uninitiated, “30 Days,” created by “Super Size Me” director Morgan Spurlock, invites participants to walk a mile, or rather a month, in another person’s shoes.
Fair offers chance to display culinary skills
July 26, 2006 in print edition on D2
¢ Can anyone enter food products at the Douglas County Free Fair next week? ¢ What temperature should frozen chicken products be cooked?
Skills camp lessons will travel to the Far East
July 26, 2006
The Basgall family comes back to Lawrence every summer, mostly to see Grandma. But the timing is perfect for summer sports camps. Greg and Stacey’s 9-year-old son, Alec, came back for the second time to the Kaw Valley Soccer Association’ Advanced Skills camp so he could pick up some skills for when he plays the game back home- in Japan.
Summer ball prepares Mavericks for more
July 26, 2006
Clint Pinnick and Aaron Rea may already have an upper hand on other players on the Lawrence Mavericks baseball team. Both have played baseball at Lawrence High before, although both of them will be entering the 10th grade at Lawrence High. Pinnick and Rea played baseball last year in middle school and worked hard enough to be brought up to play for the Lawrence High’s junior varsity baseball team.
Kids listen, learn from former Royals
July 26, 2006
Former Kansas City Royals stars spread around Arrocha Ballpark on Saturday morning to share their knowledge with future baseball and softball phenoms at the Royals Youth Clinic, sponsored by Hy-Vee. Although the clinic started at 9 a.m. parents had no problem getting their children out of bed.
LHS camp offers improvement, time with friends
July 26, 2006
It was a long journey for Dylan Adcock to make to Lawrence High basketball camp last week at Lawrence High. The 13-year-old traveled all the way from Georgia to participate in the camp with his friend Chris Gaston. Adcock moved to Georgia from Lawrence two years ago and has kept in touch with Gaston over their shared interest in basketball. It was only natural the two friends met up again at the camp.
Free State camp teaches skills, familiarity
Camp with heavy boys’ enrollment no problem for local girls
July 26, 2006
Something had to give. Nicole Humphrey had too much going on, and something had to give. That something was soccer. Humpherey was just too busy with soccer and basketball and had to give up one or the other. She chose to stick with basketball and one of the first places she chose to do after her decision, was to attend the Free State High School basketball camp, which ran throughout June and July.