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6News Now for July 31
July 31, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Journal-World, a trial begins for a Lawrence man accused of killing his daughter last October, the Lawrence school board meets to sort out details for the upcoming school year now that the funding picture has been cleared up, and local leaders seem to be cooling to the prospect of adding a sales tax for road improvements.
No yard waste collection today
July 31, 2006
There’s no need to put out your grass clippings by the street today - city crews won’t be by to pick them up today.
July ending in triple digits
Heat advisory in effect through 7 p.m. Tuesday
07:26 a.m., July 31, 2006 Updated 01:12 p.m.
July is ending with some scorching temperatures - today’s high will reach well into the triple-digit range again, says Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist. “The heat indices should be up between 105 and 110 this afternoon,” Sayers said. “Be careful and drink plenty of water.”
Primary may see religious influence
Denominations call members to polls; low turnout likely
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A1
What would Jesus do? He would vote. That’s the message from three Protestant leaders, who are urging their 225,000 Kansas members to vote Tuesday in the primaries.
Leading the way in a growing market
Olathe-based Garmin planning to stay on top with new products
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A8
After starting out by helping pilots get around, navigational device maker Garmin Ltd. is now more likely to help a motorist find the quickest interstate or the nearest pizza parlor.
Rezoning request has property owners worried
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B1
A rezoning request for property on the outskirts of Lecompton has some neighbors worried about what type of business might be built there.
NFL teams keep wary eye on heat
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C8
As a coach, Marv Levy always ran relatively easy training camps. He’s doing the same as Buffalo’s new general manager, although that didn’t keep the Bills from having the first player of the NFL preseason to be hospitalized for heat-related problems.
Law, Surtain to rotate
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C8
Between them, Ty Law and Patrick Surtain have appeared in seven Pro Bowls, three Super Bowls and the nightmares of countless wide receivers.
14ers
More than just a number, the nation’s 14,000-foot peaks have inspired story and song and have developed an almost cult-like following
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C6
There’s something about the 14ers. Famed in story and song, there are 70 or so - depending on who’s counting, and how - mountain peaks in the lower 48 that rise over 14,000 feet, and climbing them all has become a sport all its own.
Rallying Raiders
Lawrence one victory from 4th straight title
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Lawrence Raiders taught Emporia a hard lesson on Sunday at Dean Evans Stadium in the third round of the AAA American Legion state tournament: Even if you pitch around them, they still can win.
Arizona to honor deceased KU grad
Cardinals to reveal Schoenfeld Press Box
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C3
The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals have announced plans to name the press box at the new Cardinals Stadium in memory of Kansas University graduate Steve Schoenfeld, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in October 2000 in Tempe, Ariz.
Grant to help study stroke, heart disease in minorities
Kansas 1 of 3 states to get money for cardiovascular health survey
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B1
State health officials want to tackle cardiovascular disease. But first, they are calling Kansans in for a check-up.
Republicans vie one last time to take on Sebelius
Six hopefuls attempt to distinguish themselves as election draws near
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B1
In the final moments before Tuesday’s primary, six Republican gubernatorial hopefuls tried to break away from the pack to persuade GOP voters to give them the chance to take on Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat.
Senate voting on offshore drilling
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Senate was expected to vote today on whether to expand oil and gas drilling to 8.3 million acres of Gulf waters off-limits to energy development for a quarter-century.
Gatlin’s coach says sample was sabotaged
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C3
Reigning Olympic 100 meter champion Justin Gatlin’s positive drug test after the Kansas Relays was a result of sabotage by a massage therapist, Gatlin’s coach, Trevor Graham, told The Washington Post on Sunday.
Rangers rock Royals
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C1
Michael Young had another big game as the designated hitter, and the Texas Rangers stayed out of last place in the AL West with a much-needed offensive outburst.
Bedore: So much for the offseason
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C1
Who said it’s the offseason? There are plenty of college basketball items to discuss 21â2 months before the start of the 2006-07 campaign.
Engine failure suspected in deadly plane crash
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A3
Investigators indicated Sunday that engine failure apparently caused a plane carrying skydivers to nosedive soon after takeoff, killing six people, including a man who was a member of the U.S. Parachute Team and had made thousands of jumps.
Wind again bedevils crews battling wildfire
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A3
High wind hampered fire crews again Sunday as they fought a wildfire that had dashed across nearly 300 square miles of remote rangeland in northern Nevada.
Walters piecing FAU together
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C1
Former Kansas University standout Rex Walters talks slowly, never taking his eyes off the players at the Price Chopper K.C. Prep Invitational.
Ordination of female priests will be first in United States
Participants face excommunication from Roman Catholic Church
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A3
Joan Houk has ministered to the sick and needy, run two Roman Catholic parishes that were without priests and presided over baptisms and funerals. Her calling now, she says, is to be a priest.
Lawrence Datebook
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B2
Volunteers sought for counseling center
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B2
Headquarters Counseling Center needs volunteers to distribute fliers for its upcoming fall training program.
Rare disease doesn’t keep teen out of life’s loop
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B2
Being a typical teen isn’t always a smooth road for anyone - especially when a muscle disease sets the teen apart.
Cavaliers frustrated by Gooden talks
Simien heads to Jamaica to take part in program designed to help youths
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C2
The Cleveland Cavaliers may be growing impatient in contract talks with forward Drew Gooden, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Castroneves first at Firestone Indy
Penske driver races to 400 victory, grabs IRL points lead
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C2
Helio Castroneves took advantage of a superior car and an aggressive strategy to win the Firestone Indy 400 on Sunday, ending team owner Roger Penske’s open-wheel drought at Michigan International Speedway.
Beltran, Mets tie records for grand slams in month
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C5
Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran tied a major-league record Sunday with his third grand slam this month.
Iraq experience an eye-opener for firefighter
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A1
Jeremy Rodecap had just stepped outside to smoke a cigarette when he heard the first bullets fire into the sky.
Closure for awestruck closer
Hall-of-famer Sutter had disappointing end to career
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C5
Bruce Sutter didn’t leave baseball the way he wanted, booed relentlessly when injuries sapped his talent. That doesn’t matter any more.
Yankees trade Henry to Phils
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C5
The New York Yankees acquired All-Star right fielder Bobby Abreu and starting pitcher Cory Lidle from the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday for four minor-league prospects including C.J. Henry, a Class A shortstop who orally committed to play basketball at Kansas University a month before signing with the Yankees.
Streaky players heat up lineups
Six players primed for late-season surges
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C5
That zany Clint Barmes. If he isn’t breaking his collarbone hauling deer meat up the stairs of his apartment, the Rockies shortstop is busy being fantasy baseball’s most unpredictable force.
Hispanic vote could shift tide
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B3
Activists are hoping to direct the energy of this spring’s pro-immigration rallies to key swing states, where they believe thousands of new Hispanic voters could shift the political tide from red to blue.
Israel freezes attack after civilian deaths
Blast kills 46 Lebanese women and children
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A1
Israel suspended air attacks on south Lebanon for 48 hours in the face of widespread outrage about an airstrike Sunday that killed at least 56 Lebanese, almost all of them women and children, when it leveled a building where they had taken shelter.
People in the news
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Blaze damages Bond set ¢ Sticking up for the Chicks ¢ Cocktails and communism
Miami Vice’ sails past ‘Pirates’ in movie theaters
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A2
The “Miami Vice” speedboat overtook the “Pirates of the Caribbean” juggernaut to capture the top spot at the weekend box office.
Rec calendar
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C6
Fans go wild for Roethlisberger
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C8
Ben Roethlisberger only needed to show up at training camp to get Steelers fans fired up.
Making history with my 10th!
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C8
After fighting hard here in Las Vegas for more than a month, and making it into the money in six tournaments, with three final tables, I won my coveted bracelet number 10!
Commish list pared to five
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C8
This time it looks like the NFL commissioner will be all business.
Victims can speak at Enron sentencings
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A3
Two of the most notorious felons to emerge from Enron Corp.’s rubble - Jeffrey Skilling and Andrew Fastow - could hear firsthand at their sentencing hearings how their crimes affected the people who lost money and jobs when the company crashed.
Bush tries to shift focus to domestic agenda in Florida
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A3
With crucial midterm congressional elections just three months away, President Bush tried Sunday to return to his domestic agenda even while the latest eruption in the Middle East continued to dominate his administration’s attention.
Services honor K.C. shooting victims
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B8
The father of one of two college students slain outside a party at a Knights of Columbus hall implored his son’s friends to come forward with any information they had on the shootings.
Prime minister to seek fifth term in office
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A7
Prime Minister John Howard has told colleagues he intends to lead his center-right coalition to a fifth election next year in a letter released by his office Monday that ends months of speculation.
Beijing to build second international airport
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A7
Beijing plans to start building a second international airport after the 2008 Olympics, a news report said today.
Venezuelan leader decorated for support
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A7
Iran awarded Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez its highest state medal on Sunday for supporting Tehran in its nuclear standoff, while the fiery leader urged the world to rise up and defeat the United States, state-run television in both countries reported.
Tejada wants to stay; trade rumors persist
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C5
Miguel Tejada has no desire to leave the Baltimore Orioles. He also has no control over his fate.
First commercial flight in decade departs
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A7
The first commercial flight in a decade departed Mogadishu’s newly reopened international airport Sunday, demonstrating how Islamic militants have pacified the once-anarchic capital and much of southern Somalia.
Mexico election protests may be losing steam
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A7
A month after losing Mexico’s closest presidential race in history, leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador rallied with hundreds of thousands of supporters Sunday and said he would live among 47 makeshift campsites to pressure for a vote recount.
Therapist visits Omaha symposium
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A8
Randy Freivogel, a physical therapist at TherapyWorks PA and program director for Kansas Center for Athletic Medicine, Lawrence, recently attended the annual Omaha Sports Medicine Alliance Summer Symposium.
Geologist attends assessment course
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A8
Kelly Gunn, an environmental geologist for Larsen & Associates Inc., Lawrence, recently attended a course, “ASTM Training on Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments for Commercial Real Estate,” in Kansas City, Kan.
Attorneys form new Lawrence firm
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A8
Attorneys William Skepnek, Brennan Fagan, Trey Meyer and Paul Davis are proud to announce the formation of their new law firm, Skepnek Fagan Meyer & Davis PA, located in suite 601 of the US Bank Tower, 900 Mass.
On the money
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A8
The success of online stalwarts such as eBay, Amazon and Yahoo! has led to a growth in books about running a small business online.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B6
The $2.5 million Naismith Hall at Kansas University, built by Northwestern Mutual Life of Milwaukee, was one of 27 such dormitories being set up on a private basis at a cost of more than $101 million to the firm.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B6
Three milk snakes were stolen overnight from their display cases in Kansas University’s Museum of Natural History and officials theorized they had been taken for sale to collectors. The snakes were considered valuable because of their coloring.
Primary clout
In some ways, the lower turnout in primary elections makes each vote cast even more important.
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B6
Let’s hope voters give the new Douglas County voting system a workout during Tuesday’s primary election.
Democrats’ plan is disappointing
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B6
Many Americans have grown increasingly frustrated with the performance of President Bush and his GOP colleagues in Congress, and there is no question that the current environment presents Democrats with an opportunity to gain some ground in the fall elections.
House colleagues find common bond
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B6
As national anniversaries go, the 25th anniversary being celebrated tomorrow is not one to shake the rafters. It is in no almanacs, it spawns no parades, it prompts the wearing of no national costumes.
Horoscopes
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Monday, July 31
How to organize a garage sale
July 31, 2006 in print edition on D1
These lazy days of summer are the perfect time for clearing your home of clutter. Why not make some money in the process?
Avoid market-driven jobs if seeking stability
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A8
Q: I had a successful run working in marketing but was let go due to restructuring. Since then, I’ve been downsized out of two fantastic public-relations jobs.
Wiki can drive you wacky
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B7
“You do not get to choose whether or not an article on you appears in Wikipedia, and you have no veto power over its contents.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 31, 1906: “Four miles southwest of Lawrence, on the Wakarusa River, is a beautiful black walnut grove of 21 acres, second in beauty only to the famous Bismarck Grove.
Film rekindles 9-11 emotions
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B7
Only five minutes or so pass before you realize that people have stopped eating their popcorn. It’s right about the time you see the plane’s shadow crossing the New York City skyline.
Philadelphia designates Franklin for assignment
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C5
Ryan Franklin was designated for assignment by the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, ending a disappointing stint where the right-hander never adjusted to his new role in the bullpen.
Garciaparra goes on DL
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed first baseman Nomar Garciaparra on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of a strained ligament in his right knee.
Repeat burglars steal victims’ peace of mind
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A1
Every time John Welborn and his wife return to their home at the end of a dead-end gravel road in rural Jefferson County, they have the same thought: “Is our door going to be kicked open?”
Women’s lives exploited in TV series
July 31, 2006 in print edition on D1
“The Secret Lives of Women” (9 p.m., WE) returns for a second season, documenting some of the hidden obsessions and sorrows of wives, sisters, mothers and aunts.
Hollywood abuzz about Gibson’s comments
Debate centers on whether anti-Semitic remarks will ruin career
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A2
A stunned Hollywood debated the future of one of its biggest stars Sunday as a sheriff’s watchdog launched an investigation into a possible cover-up of a leaked report that quoted Mel Gibson unleashing a tirade of anti-Semitic remarks during a drunken driving arrest.
On the record
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B2
Yanks’ Damon homers twice
July 31, 2006 in print edition on C4
Johnny Damon hit a pair of home runs, and Mike Mussina won his fifth straight decision, leading the New York Yankees over Tampa Bay, 4-2, Sunday.
Topeka grandma too young to qualify for state aid
Program designed to assist primary caregivers
July 31, 2006 in print edition on B8
Some people who are rearing their grandchildren will not be eligible for a new state program designed to help them because the Legislature said they must be at least 50 years old to qualify.
Millions turn out to vote in historic Congo election
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A7
Millions of Congolese voted in the country’s first multiparty election in four decades Sunday, the culmination of years of postwar transition that many pray will herald stability for the tumultuous central Africa region that Congo anchors.
Afghanistan NATO to take command today
July 31, 2006 in print edition on A7
Thirty suspected Taliban were killed on the eve of NATO taking charge of multinational forces in southern Afghanistan in what will be the first time the alliance has conducted land combat operations, officials said Sunday.
Events calendar
July 31, 2006 in print edition on D2
One man’s trash
Treasure trove of items may soon be available to furnish your place
July 31, 2006 in print edition on D1
Drive past any Dumpster in the so-called “student ghetto” today, and you’ll see that they’re brimming with big, bulky items. Couches, drawers, entertainment centers, mattresses - all casualties of student living.