Archive for Sunday, July 30, 2006

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Poet’s showcase
July 30, 2006 in print edition on D3
‘Whitecaps,’ by Larry Rochelle
Best sellers
July 30, 2006 in print edition on D3
Terror Illustrated
Comic book adapts 9-11 commission report
July 30, 2006 in print edition on D3
If the mood on the plane that crashed into the side of the Pentagon, American Airlines Flight 77, could have been a color, it would have been a soft, translucent tan, according to a comic book about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Art Nouveau lamps popular, unique, highly collectible
July 30, 2006 in print edition on D4
The invention of the light bulb in 1879 changed our lives. For the first time, it was possible to have lamps with a light that pointed down. Designers made lamps in many shapes, including some that resembled old candlesticks or other familiar forms. The tradition continued with Art Nouveau designers of the late 1890s. They made bronze lamps that looked like bats or dancing women twirling scarves and cameo glass lamps that appeared to be groups of mushrooms.
Ozark mountain letdown: ‘Kicks’ keep getting harder to find
July 30, 2006 in print edition on D1
I am riding shotgun on a road trip to Branson, Mo. The night before, my husband and I attended the wedding of the daughter of two friends from college. They are the first close friends our age to marry off one of their kids, and it feels strange because I can remember, in vivid detail, their own wedding in 1979. (Okay, maybe “vivid” is a stretch. Let’s just say I remember as much as I CAN remember since weddings in those days were free-for-alls for cash-poor 20-somethings unable to resist complimentary food and booze. Come to think of it, they still are.)
Fireworks celebrate housing subdivision
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
The fireworks that boomed in west Lawrence Saturday night were part of a grand-opening celebration for Lake View Villas at Alvamar - a new housing subdivision.
Photos on exhibit at Dole Institute
July 30, 2006
An exhibit titled “P.F. Bentley: Behind the Lens of the Dole 1996 Presidential Campaign” is on display at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive.
On the record
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence commuter report
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B3
A shining all-star
Lisher stands out in East’s 10-9 Shrine loss
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
Brett Lisher wasn’t asking for a revote after the game.
Women’s hunt clinic looms
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C7
Women interested in hunting should circle Aug. 5 on their calendars.
Special-hunts drawings done by early August
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C7
Drawing for special hunts will be complete by early August, Wildlife and Parks reports. The application deadline was July 15.
Surveys find duck numbers up
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C7
Duck hunters should be smiling this fall.
Sutter set for day in Cooperstown
Ex-Cubs, Cards reliever to be inducted into baseball hall
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C2
Thirty-three years after his career appeared to be over before it barely had begun, Bruce Sutter will receive the ultimate tribute - induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Good Samaritan’s widow sues hospital
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B8
The widow of a man who was critically injured and later died after trying to stop a purse snatching has sued the hospital where he was treated and two of his doctors.
Judge rejects hospital chain lawsuit
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B3
A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against HCA Inc., the nation’s largest for-profit hospital chain, saying the cases need to be examined individually.
Fishing report
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
Families struggle to stay together while fleeing violence
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A4
When Israeli airstrikes tore through the lemon orchards and potato patches of Mansouri, a village near Lebanon’s border with Israel, the Mdayhli family disappeared.
Rice back in Mideast
U.N. draft resolution seeks end to hostilities
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
Israeli troops pulled back from a Lebanese border town Saturday after a week of heavy fighting with Hezbollah guerrillas who hailed the retreat as a victory. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice returned to the Middle East to push a refined U.S. peace plan.
Concrete results: New house’s efficiency is a stunning surprise for builder, who predicts 75 percent decrease in utility expenses
The right idea at the right time?
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
John Craft was mad when he walked into the new East Lawrence home he was building. He’d been gone about a week, and when he walked in from the 100 degree heat, he was greeted by a cool 78 degrees. He was upset his workers had left the air conditioner on.
Schools shrink as Kansans pull up stakes
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
This month, as most schools prepared for students to return to classes, three Kansas school districts consolidated and a fourth was dissolved. For rural school districts, the numbers don’t look good.
Government approves bill allowing reparations
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
The government Friday approved a divisive bill allowing reparations for victims of the Spanish civil war and the ensuing dictatorship of Gen. Francisco Franco, some of the darkest chapters of Spain’s modern history.
Nation to compensate relatives of farmers killed
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
The government will pay $1.4 million to relatives of 19 farmers killed by paramilitaries in two massacres in the mid-1990s, honoring a ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, authorities said Friday.
Blast at oil refinery injures nearly 150
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
An explosion at an oil refinery in Indonesia early Saturday injured nearly 150 people and caused about 7,000 residents to flee their homes, police said.
Farmer leaves hospital after face transplant
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
A Chinese farmer who received a partial face transplant after being mauled by a black bear has been discharged from the hospital and will go back to his rural mountain village, state media said Saturday.
Piper tapped to replace Falkenstien
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
Chris Piper, a four-year letter-winner who played forward on Kansas University’s 1988 national-championship basketball team, will replace Max Falkenstien as analyst on Jayhawk radio broadcasts next season.
Gatlin failed test after Kansas Relays
Decorated sprinter denies steroid use
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
Another American champion was hit with a shocking positive drug test Saturday - Olympic and world 100-meter champion Justin Gatlin.
Raiders advance at state
Lawrence cruises past Blue Valley, 10-0; Emporia up next
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
Five games into the American Legion baseball postseason, it seems the Lawrence Raiders still haven’t been told they are supposed to play nine-inning games.
Islamic Jihad: Head of military wing killed
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
Israeli troops killed two Islamic Jihad militants on Saturday, including the man the group described as the leader of its militant wing in the West Bank city of Nablus.
Premier: Nations supporting militants
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
Somalia’s prime minister charged Saturday that Egypt, Libya and Iran are arming the Islamic militants who challenge his rule, lengthening the list of countries accused of fueling this country’s political chaos.
Woodling: KU QBs, Mangino cursed?
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
As far as I know, Mark Mangino never has done anything to infuriate the God of Quarterbacks, if such a deity exists.
Ortiz comes through in 11th
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C4
David Ortiz capped a 4-for-5 day with a single the other way through a shifted infield with two outs in the 11th inning Saturday, giving the Boston Red Sox a 7-6 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
10 injured as car drives onto Starbucks patio
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
An elderly man drove a car onto a patio at a Starbucks on Friday night, injuring 10 people, two of them critically, authorities said.
Six wildfires destroy at least three homes
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
At least three homes were destroyed and at least three others were damaged by one of the six wildfires burning in the Nebraska Panhandle.
Youngest son of senator joins Marine Corps
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
The youngest son of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has joined the Marine Corps and could be deployed to a war zone in a matter of months, according to a magazine report.
Residents hunt for serial killers
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
With two serial killers on the loose in Phoenix, Marnie Reiher knows she should stay off her front porch. She shouldn’t answer the door. And if the cats sneak out at night, she should leave them on their own till morning.
Six people killed in latest New Orleans shootings
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
Three brothers and a friend were killed in a neighborhood not far from the French Quarter, and two other people were gunned down in separate incidents hours later, authorities said Saturday.
Killer case investigators get more than 100 calls
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
Robert Charles Browne’s claims that he killed 49 people have generated a flood of more than 100 anguished calls from families and friends of people missing around the nation, some for years.
Orchards offering heat discount
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C5
Is it too hot to play golf? Not at the Orchards Golf Course.
Bail for alleged gunman at Jewish center set at $50M
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
The man suspected in a fatal shooting rampage hid behind a potted plant in a Jewish charity’s foyer and forced his way through a security door by holding a gun to a 13-year-old girl’s head, the police chief said Saturday.
People in the news
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Pamela Anderson, Kid Rock wed in St. Tropez, France ¢ Mel Gibson apologizes for DUI arrest, ‘despicable’ remarks ¢ Paul McCartney reportedly files for divorce, blames wife ¢ Studio executive scolds Lohan for behavior, doubts claim ¢ Actor Will Ferrell, wife pregnant with second child
Royals still captivating 25 years after wedding
Anniversary passes without fanfare
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A2
Oh, un-happy day. Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of the wedding ceremony uniting Lady Diana Spencer and Charles, Prince of Wales - an event that captured a global audience of 750 million.
Six dead, two injured in skydiver plane crash
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A10
A small plane carrying skydivers crashed shortly after takeoff Saturday, killing six people on board and injuring two others, authorities and witnesses said.
Authorities debate drug that stops overdose
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A10
In the wake of more than 400 deaths nationwide from heroin laced with the painkiller fentanyl, some needle exchange programs are giving addicts prescriptions for a drug to keep on hand to halt an overdose.
Sheriff charged with stealing $120,000
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A10
An Iowa sheriff was charged Friday with stealing $120,000 from bundles of cash seized when deputies stopped a suspicious vehicle in March.
Hemingway home asks judge to solve cat fight
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A10
The caretakers of Ernest Hemingway’s Key West home want a federal judge to intervene in their dispute with the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the six-toed cats that roam the property.
Dakotas ‘epicenter’ of drought-stricken nation
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A10
Fields of wheat, durum and barley in the Dakotas this dry summer will never end up as pasta, bread or beer. What is left of the stifled crops has been salvaged to feed livestock struggling on pastures where hot winds blow clouds of dirt from dried-out ponds.
Midwest heats up as Calif. cools down
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A10
Forecasters predicted a prolonged period of sweltering heat for parts of the Midwest, issuing excessive heat warnings for the Chicago and St. Louis areas through Tuesday evening.
Shortage of troops troubling for many
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A9
The Bush administration’s decision to move thousands of U.S. soldiers into Baghdad to quell sectarian warfare before it explodes into outright civil war underscores a problem that’s hindered the American effort to rebuild Iraq from the beginning: There aren’t enough troops to do the job.
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C10
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.
Bert Nash CEO heads association
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C10
David Johnson, chief executive officer of Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Lawrence, is the new president of the Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas Inc.
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C10
Even though Generation X women understand the importance of saving for the future, most are still battling debt, according to one survey.
School reported possible abuse twice before arrests
Two girls were found starving in basement
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B8
Wichita school Supt. Winston Brooks said school employees told the state they suspected two girls were being abused or neglected 10 months before the children’s parents were charged with abusing the children, a newspaper reported Saturday.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B7
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 30, 1906: “The schools in Douglas County are hiring teachers more promptly and paying them a little better wages and most of the schools have all their teachers signed. So far, at least 50 of the 86 districts report their teaching staffs are full and there are sure to be others that have not reported.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B7
Slashes in a federally funded job training program had sent about 40 people in Lawrence looking for work in the private sector. The cuts had come in the U.S. Comprehensive Employment and Training Act program.
Lieberman race grips Democratic Party
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B7
The challenge to Sen. Joe Lieberman in the Aug. 8 Connecticut Democratic primary from anti-Iraq War millionaire Ned Lamont is the summertime drama gripping the entire party. From what I saw last week, this fight is a complete mismatch. The party regulars supporting Lieberman have a candidate. The rebels backing Lamont have a cause. And I came away convinced that the people with the cause likely will win - at least this first round.
Brownback’s presidential hopes grow dim
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B7
If money talks in politics, Sen. Sam Brownback’s nascent presidential campaign is but a ghostly whisper.
Spreading taxes
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I wholeheartedly support Mayor Mike Amyx’s proposal for a 1 percent sales tax.
Analysis: Critics: Bush’s Mideast strategy could backfire
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A4
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and President Bush say they’re not pressing for a quick cease-fire in Lebanon because they want a lasting peace instead.
Only necessities
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: For the last six years, the city has been so enamored with amenities, artwork, traffic-calming devices and other projects that have brought no new businesses to town, but have steadily drained off the “reserve fund.”
Camp celebration
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Your editorial concerning Hidden Valley Camp (July 26) and preserving this 40-acre parcel of land at Kasold and Bob Billings Parkway appeared just as volunteers are putting the finishing touches on a history of the camp and celebration for our 50th anniversary of Hidden Valley Camp.
State radio: Iran will reject resolution
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
Iran’s government will reject a proposed U.N. resolution that would give it until Aug. 31 to suspend uranium enrichment or face the threat of international sanctions, state-run radio said on Saturday.
U.S., Israel struggle with intelligence failures
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
Israel has been forced to improvise furiously on the battlefield after discovering how much it did not know about the fighters and the strategic arsenal that Hezbollah had amassed in southern Lebanon. Americans should watch closely what will happen in Israel once the smoke of this battle clears.
End in sight?
The Kansas Supreme Court has accepted the Legislature’s school finance solution - for now.
July 30, 2006
Kansas school districts now know how much money they’ll have to work with this year, but it’s likely that the final chapter of the school finance case that has been in the courts since 1999 has not yet been written.
July 30, 2006 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, July 30, 2006.
Internet connects blues fans
July 30, 2006 in print edition on D8
Late one evening, about a year ago, Jim Lanius was visiting with Valerie Paulsen in her living room. Jim brought up the subject of marriage, something he’d danced around before during their four-year relationship.
About this section
July 30, 2006
The Lawrence Journal-World, 6News and World Online set out to determine where Lawrence stacks up compared with Ames, Iowa; Iowa City, Iowa; Manhattan, Kansas; Columbia, Missourri; Norman, Oklahoma; and Stillwater, Oklahoma. While it is difficult to formulate complete apples-to-apples comparisons because of budgeting differences and varying test standards, trends do take shape.
Costly housing
July 30, 2006
No matter how you slice it, buying a home in Lawrence is more difficult than it is in many other Midwestern university cities.
Communities favored with park space
For new developments, cities factoring in green space early in process
July 30, 2006
The new standard requiring neighborhood parks to be a quarter mile from new Lawrence homes is not unique, but it is rather strict.
Cities playing catch-up on street maintenance, road work
July 30, 2006
University towns similar to Lawrence are constantly looking for new technologies and considering new methods of taking care of street maintenance.
Red hot gadget
Toplikar: Laser-sighted gun tells temperature of surfaces
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C10
Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium seemed like an oven as I struggled through what seemed like a never-ending final lap. The last I had heard it was 106 degrees - the hottest day of the year so far.
Heat makes moving day miserable
Renters use weekend to begin relocations
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
Shelby Hentges was really taking this whole moving thing well. Because it was seriously hot outside.
Furniture store owner keeps business in city
Former athlete continues his father’s trade
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
With the expansion of large-scale furniture stores in the Kansas City area, Brian Martin still believes shoppers can get what they want in Lawrence.
4-H horse show reins in contestants
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
The horse’s face moved down, closer to the young girl with the sling around her arm.
Kansas House candidates prepare for primary
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
Candidates for the Kansas House headed into the final weekend of the primary campaign making a push to get their names before voters and touch on issues that resonate.
Lawrence theater announces auditions
July 30, 2006 in print edition on D5
Lawrence Community Theatre will have auditions for “CHAPS!” at 7 p.m. Aug. 7-Aug. 8 at the theater, 1501 N.H.
Spencer gallery to be closed
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
Kansas University’s Spencer Museum of Art will close its 20th/21st Century Gallery, located on the fourth floor, for renovation next week.
Study finds women, doctors downplay female heart pain
July 30, 2006 in print edition on D5
Women with heart-attack symptoms wait longer than men to go to the hospital and, once there, often don’t get the same level of care as men, a Michigan study covering metro Michigan cities has found.
Pair of ace-makers
Keegan: Luck finds local duo at Perry tourney
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C5
Meet Chris Hutchens, an insurance salesman from Lawrence, and Craig Wright, who is in advertising in Topeka. They thought they were playing in a routine member-guest tournament at Lake Perry Country Club a couple of weekends ago. And then Wright reached into his closet for a visor he never had worn and brought the golfers to a new dimension.
De La Rosa wins debut with Royals
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C6
Jorge De La Rosa was a bit nervous, a little excited and wanted to show the Kansas City Royals that he could be a long-term part of their starting rotation.
I’m sweating, too’
Edwards suffers along with Chiefs
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C6
It’s close to 100 degrees in normally balmy western Wisconsin, and Herman Edwards is wearing a sweat shirt.
Bush, Saints agree on six-year contract
July 30, 2006 in print edition on C2
Reggie Bush agreed to a six-year deal with the New Orleans Saints on Saturday night, and the Heisman Trophy winner will report to training camp today, The Associated Press has learned.
War-battered Congo set for historic vote aiming for peace
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
Millions of war-weary Congolese choose the nation’s first democratically elected leader today amid hopes the historic ballot can end decades of war and despotic rule that have echoed across Africa.
Texas town upset about Sheehan’s land purchase
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
Like many folks in President Bush’s adopted hometown, 83-year-old Robert Westerfield isn’t exactly rolling out the welcome mat for the town’s newest resident: war protester Cindy Sheehan.
U.S. confirms plan to deploy more troops
July 30, 2006 in print edition on A9
The U.S. command announced Saturday that it was sending 3,700 troops to Baghdad to try to quell the sectarian violence sweeping the capital, and a U.S. official said more American soldiers would follow as the military gears up to take the streets from gunmen.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
July 30, 2006 in print edition on B7
There was a chance for badly needed rain to break the severe drought here. However, it appeared it would be too late to really benefit the corn crop. Eben Farley, agricultural officials, predicted the crop this year would be only 50 to 75 percent of normal for the region.
School support strong in college towns
July 30, 2006
Last year, when Rick Ginsberg was pondering whether to move his family to Lawrence from Colorado, public school quality was key to his decision.
Town and gown issues
July 30, 2006
Midwestern university cities report different ways of keeping open the lines of communication.
City budgeting focuses on big picture
Lawrence falls in middle of pack on governmental accounting practices
July 30, 2006
Don Moler, executive director of the League of Kansas Municipalities, tells about an old-time businessman who knew just how to size up a city government.
Branching out
Families make outdoor time creative with elaborate treehouses
July 30, 2006 in print edition on D1
Sarah Faith takes it just a little personally if you ask whether she had a treehouse when she was growing up.
Treehouse dweller part of city’s lore
July 30, 2006 in print edition on D2
Hugh Cameron may have been eccentric - even wacky - but he remains Lawrence’s best-known resident of a treehouse.