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Library closed Sunday
June 2, 2006
The Lawrence Public Library will be closed Sunday, to allow library staff members to attend funeral services for Nelson L. Reppert, a long-time library staff member who passed away on Thursday after an extended illness.
Ryun files for re-election
June 2, 2006
U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, a Republican from Lawrence, today filed to seek re-election to a sixth term.
Warm and sunny start to weekend
Chance for isolated thunderstorm Sunday
June 2, 2006
Get ready for another warm and sunny day. “It’s a dry start with clear skies,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “Temperatures will be heading into the mid 80s.”
Break-Up’ breaks down why romance fades
June 2, 2006
“They don’t write ‘em like that anymore” repeated Greg Kihn in his 1981 hit “The Breakup Song.” That observation also seems to be the prevailing sentiment when it comes to making romantic comedies. What once was a genre characterized by witty flirtation and key misunderstandings has been hijacked by gross-out humor and illicit stalking.
Life of a salesman suits him fine
For 60 years, he’s stayed in style
June 2, 2006
When Roger Quakenbush walked into the Weaver’s Men’s Store early Thursday, it was just like another day at work for him at 905 Mass. Except that when he took the salesman job he was 23 years old, the name of the place was Carl’s Men’s Store and customers tended to wear suits more often. Of course, the baby boom was just a newborn.
Belliard blast boosts Tribe
June 2, 2006
Ronnie Belliard and the Cleveland Indians simply refused to give in. Belliard fouled off five consecutive pitches on a 1-2 count, then hit a three-run homer as the Indians overcame three deficits for a 12-8 victory over Chicago on Thursday night, their third straight victory over the White Sox.
Pitching, defense key for Rainbows
WAC runners-up hit just 15 homers this season, but allowed just 18
June 2, 2006
The University of Hawaii baseball team isn’t about to overpower anybody in the Corvallis, Ore., NCAA regional. The Rainbows belted a mere 15 home runs this season en route to a 43-win season and a runner-up finish in the Western Athletic Conference.
Tittrington: 12 years too long for KU
June 2, 2006
I’ve had 12 years to think about how I’d write this column. Yet, now that the day is here, I’m finding that I don’t know exactly what it is I want to say. There is pride. There is joy. There is relief. Yet there is also knowledge that a group of 35 or so young men will never be looked at the same way again.
How does Kansas University spell pitching success? Q-u-i-c-k
June 2, 2006
It’s hard to imagine now, even for Kodiak Quick himself. Ten years ago, he was one of those kids - who wear the yellow signs around their necks with only a newspaper sponsor and number to label them. Blessed with a good memory and an ability to memorize words, he advanced all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Investigators: Couple confess to second death
Body found near Liberty may be another assault victim
June 2, 2006
A suburban Kansas City couple accused of the videotaped sex killing of an Independence woman have admitted that they videotaped and killed a second woman, court documents released Thursday show.
Battle of Black Jack commemoration kicks off today
June 2, 2006
Arnold Schofield has been getting inside John Brown’s mind for 26 years. That’s how long he has been studying the fiery agitator who, 150 years ago today, led a small band of abolitionists in battle against a pro-slavery group in the Battle of Black Jack east of Baldwin.
Dog handler guilty of abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib
June 2, 2006
A military jury on Thursday convicted an Army dog handler of using his animal to torment a prisoner at Abu Ghraib. Sgt. Santos A. Cardona is the 11th soldier convicted of crimes stemming from the abuse of inmates at the prison in late 2003 and early 2004.
Rebel military leader demands resignation of P.M.
June 2, 2006
A fired military officer and one-time rebel whose dismissal contributed to East Timor’s descent into violence blamed the prime minister for ordering recent killings and called Thursday for him to resign.
French newspaper stands by Armstrong doping allegations
June 2, 2006
The French sports newspaper that accused Lance Armstrong of doping stood by its reporting Thursday, a day after an investigator cleared the seven-time Tour de France champion. “There is nothing to retract from the revelations,” L’Equipe said in an editorial that concluded:
George Karl, son Coby would love for paths to cross
June 2, 2006
George Karl absolutely loved the lanky Boise State guard who worked out for the Denver Nuggets. Actually, he’s admired this kid for 22 years. Karl’s only son, Coby, worked out for the Nuggets on Wednesday - just three weeks after undergoing a second round of chemotherapy for thyroid cancer.
Mavs’ Mbenga suspended six games
June 2, 2006
Mavericks backup center D.J. Mbenga was suspended without pay for six games Thursday for going into the stands to aid the wife of coach Avery Johnson during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals in Phoenix.
Heat set for shot at clincher
June 2, 2006
Amid all the ramblings about pressure, poise, adjustments and the countless other ways to dissect a playoff series, Dwyane Wade cut right to the point. “One game to win,” Wade said. “That’s all we’ve got to do.” Sounds so easy.
Nowitzki nets 50 for Mavericks
Dallas rolls, 117-101, takes 3-2 lead in Western Conference finals
June 2, 2006
Down by seven and feeling as if a tremendous season might be slipping away, Dirk Nowitzki turned to his Dallas Mavericks teammates during a timeout and simply said, “Let’s go.” They went all right - all the way to the brink of the NBA Finals.
Kinder, gentler Bonds leaves sad impression
Maybe the surly Barry wasn’t so bad after all
June 2, 2006
When Barry Bonds changed his shirt in the Giants’ clubhouse before Tuesday night’s game against the Marlins, his body looked so soft and doughy, you wondered whether Bonds might giggle if you poked him.
Yankees place Sheffield on DL; Rivera suffers back injury
June 2, 2006
The Yankees placed outfielder Gary Sheffield on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, and All-Star closer Mariano Rivera became the latest ailing player for New York. Rivera hurt his back early on Thursday, and the Yankees said he wouldn’t be available for their game against the Tigers.
Clemens completes first workout of year
June 2, 2006
Roger Clemens stood on the mound in a nearly empty minor-league stadium Thursday night and warned to his son in the batting cage, “time for the heater - fastballs.” On the first workout fastball, Koby Clemens - third baseman for the Houston Astros’ Class A Lexington Legends - grounded weakly to second.
Osterman fans 18; Texas rolls
June 2, 2006
Cat Osterman had 18 strikeouts to break the Women’s College World Series record for a seven-inning game in Texas’ 2-0 victory over Arizona State on Thursday in the opening round of the eight-team tournament.
Dodgers’ Kent shelved because of wrist sprain
June 2, 2006
Infielder Jeff Kent went on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a sprained left wrist, becoming the latest in a series of Los Angeles Dodgers who have been hurt. Kent’s stint is retroactive to May 28; outfielder Joel Guzman was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his roster spot.
Gonzalez to join independent team
June 2, 2006
Two-time AL MVP Juan Gonzalez, limited to one at-bat in the majors last season because of a hamstring injury, reached a deal Thursday to play for the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League.
Pittsburgh sweeps despite HR reversal
June 2, 2006
Jose Castillo was on his way to the clubhouse, celebrating not only a game-winning home run but a streak of six consecutive games with a homer when a Pirates teammate grabbed him and pushed him back toward the field.
KU’s Czyz finalist for stopper award
June 2, 2006
Kansas University’s Don Czyz was named one of five finalists for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Assn. Stopper of the Year Award, the association announced Thursday. The other finalists are Kevin Gunderson from Oregon State, Josh Fields from Georgia, Vinnie Pestano from Cal State Fullerton and Cole St. Clair from Rice.
Transition difficult for UNC coach
Ex-Jayhawk mentor says Tar Heels’ Jordan greatest player he has coached, greatest player of all time
June 2, 2006
A question and answer session with former Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams, now fourth-year coach at North Carolina.
Fan favorite advances at French Open
Frenchman Monfils, 19, disposes of Norman in second round
June 2, 2006
Gael Monfils is giving locals hope of a long-awaited homegrown champion at the French Open. Frenchman Monfils, 19, overcame a 2-1 deficit for the second consecutive match and defeated the oldest man in the field, 35-year-old Dick Norman, 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-0, 7-5, Thursday to reach the third round, equaling his best Grand Slam showing.
Good Samaritan killer gets life sentence
June 2, 2006
A man who killed a Good Samaritan was sentenced Wednesday to the maximum punishment allowed because he had not taken advantage of several chances to straighten out his life, a judge said.
Lawrence Datebook
June 2, 2006
For Friday, June 2, 2006.
Hundreds expected for Girls State
June 2, 2006
About 400 Kansas high school seniors are expected to attend the 64th annual American Legion Auxiliary Kansas Sunflower Girls State from Sunday through June 9 at Kansas University.
Quake victims block traffic to beg for money, food
June 2, 2006
Survivors just a few miles from aid centers said Thursday they’re still waiting for food, five days after a killer earthquake shattered their homes. An international aid effort sped up in recent days, and the region’s biggest city, Yogyakarta, became the main aid dispersal point after its airport and main roads were repaired.
Jersey girl earns prime-time prize
13-year-old first girl to win National Spelling Bee since 1999
June 2, 2006
Katharine Close, of Spring Lake, N.J. won the 79th Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night, the first girl to win the event since 1999 and the first contestant to do so on live prime-time television.
Mumps cases on rise
June 2, 2006
Douglas County now has 266 confirmed or probable mumps cases, the county’s health department reported Thursday. Six more cases were reported since May 27.
Autopsy: Abduction victim hit by vehicle
June 2, 2006
A woman who was raped and killed after being abducted from a park died of injuries suffered from being hit by a vehicle, authorities said. The nude body of Alessandra Adams, 51, of Metairie, was found May 23 face-down on a gravel construction road about a half-mile from Lafreniere Park, a popular gathering place in suburban New Orleans.
Former workers’ comp official to plead guilty
June 2, 2006
The former chief financial officer for the Ohio workers’ compensation fund will plead guilty to trading investment opportunities for gifts, a prosecutor said Thursday. Terrence Gasper is accused of accepting money, college tuition for his son and stays at a Florida condominium.
State executes death row inmate, 74
June 2, 2006
A 74-year-old man was executed Thursday for nearly decapitating his stepson with a knife more than two decades ago. John A. Boltz was the oldest death row inmate executed in Oklahoma and the third-oldest in the country since capital punishment was reinstated in 1977.
Bush to promote gay marriage amendment
June 2, 2006
President Bush will promote a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on Monday, the eve of a scheduled Senate vote on the cause that is dear to his conservative backers.
Kansas congressmen support 32nd St. route
June 2, 2006
The view of the South Lawrence Trafficway is different in Washington, D.C., than it is from City Hall. Five of the six members of the state’s congressional delegation have signed a letter to federal regulators supporting a 32nd Street route for the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Nuss says he regrets meeting
In filing on lawmaker lunch, judge apologizes for ‘lapse in judgment’
June 2, 2006
No harm, no foul. That was Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss’ defense Thursday for speaking with two lawmakers about school finance - then and now a pending matter before the court. Nuss apologized for “this lapse in judgment” and acknowledged that the conversation could be seen as a violation of judicial standards.
GOP lawmaker becomes longest-serving speaker
June 2, 2006
Rep. Dennis Hastert, who vaulted out of political obscurity when Newt Gingrich resigned as speaker of the House more than seven years ago, on Thursday became the longest-serving Republican speaker in history.
Space station crew conducts spacewalk for maintenance tasks
June 2, 2006
Two crew members ventured out of the international space station Thursday night for a nearly six-hour spacewalk filled with maintenance tasks such as replacing a camera and fixing an oxygen system.
New York irate at Homeland Security
June 2, 2006
New Yorkers had a few choice words Thursday for the Department of Homeland Security, following news that the city’s anti-terrorism funding is being sharply reduced. “A knife in the back” and “declaring war on New York,” politicians here called it. A congressman said the department “doesn’t know its rear end from its elbow.”
Bush urges immigration compromise
June 2, 2006
President Bush challenged Congress on Thursday to pass a comprehensive immigration bill and said that he wasn’t afraid to take on his own Republican Party in the process. “The American people expect us to meet our responsibility and deliver immigration reform that fixes the problems in the current system,” Bush said in a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Coal mine collapses; 9 killed, others trapped
June 2, 2006
A methane gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in western Turkey Thursday evening, killing at least nine miners and trapping several others, authorities said.
More Guantanamo Bay detainees join strike
June 2, 2006
More Guantanamo Bay detainees have joined a hunger strike, raising the total to 89, and six of them were being force-fed, the U.S. military said Thursday.
Birth rate in 2005 drops to record low
June 2, 2006
Japan’s birth rate in 2005 dropped to a record low of 1.25 babies per woman, the Health Ministry reported Thursday, adding to concerns over the country’s aging population and its economy.
Law passes allowing jailing of Liberia’s Taylor
June 2, 2006
Swedish lawmakers have approved a law that makes it possible for the Scandinavian country to imprison former Liberian President Charles Taylor if a U.N.-backed tribunal convicts him of war crimes, government officials said Thursday.
Wounded CBS journalist learns fate of crew
June 2, 2006
A CBS correspondent seriously wounded by a car bombing in Iraq was able to start communicating with her family and doctors Thursday, and started by asking what happened to her crew, a network spokeswoman said.
Officers demand unpaid salaries
June 2, 2006
Thousands of Palestinian police officers joined a protest over unpaid wages Thursday, firing in the air and smashing windows. It was the most violent demonstration yet against the Hamas-led government.
Six world powers agree on incentives, penalties for Iran
June 2, 2006
Six world powers agreed Thursday to offer Iran a new choice of rewards if it gives up suspect nuclear activities or punishment if it refuses, a gambit that could either defuse a global confrontation with the Islamic regime or hasten one.
People in the News
June 2, 2006
¢ Oprah Winfrey gathers footage at Navajo Nation ¢ It’s true: Anna Nicole Smith confirms that she’s pregnant ¢ Rappers West, Ludacris win copyright infringement trial ¢ Oasis debut beats Beatles for greatest album of all time ¢ Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz has baby boy
Surf saga to debut on the N
June 2, 2006
Surf and sand have provided the backdrop for teen soaps since the days of “Gidget.” The 20-episode teen tale “Beyond the Break” (7:30 p.m., The N) mixes music, surfing action and romantic intrigue with a few darker-than-usual story lines.
More women opt for college areas once dominated by men
June 2, 2006
Women now earn the majority of diplomas in fields men used to dominate - from biology to business - and have caught up in pursuit of law, medicine and other advanced degrees.
Sixth St. speed limit may get boost
KDOT study says 45 mph appropriate
June 2, 2006
Sixth Street motorists, your speeding may pay off. The Kansas Department of Transportation has given the city permission to raise the speed limit on the newly constructed portion of Sixth Street that is west of Wakarusa Drive from 40 mph to 45 mph.
Effect of letter unknown
June 2, 2006
The state’s transportation secretary says she doesn’t know what effect a letter from the city of Lawrence opposing a 32nd Street alignment for the South Lawrence Trafficway’s eastern leg will have on federal highway officials.
Ex-Kan. congressman to serve federal agency
June 2, 2006
Vincent Snowbarger will serve as acting chief of a federal agency that insures private pension plans for millions of Americans, the Labor Department announced Thursday.
Judge goes beyond plea deal
June 2, 2006
A judge refused to go along with the recommended sentence in a plea agreement reached by a man who admitted he was drunk when he caused a car accident that killed a young woman and critically injured five other people.
Poor legacy
June 2, 2006
To the editor: Kids, you are one of the greatest generations ever to live on Earth. You care about people, and you care about your planet. I am sorry that many of those in power in the U.S. do not share those sentiments. My generation has not shouldered its responsibility as stewards of the earth. Global warming is a fact. The signs are everywhere.
Library expansion
June 2, 2006
To the editor: I suppose until this time there’s no agreed upon place to build the library in place of the present library at Seventh and Vermont streets. I agree the community needs a bigger library for a town of this size.
Bad ‘meme’
June 2, 2006
To the editor: Peter Russell’s book “Waking Up In Time” asks, “How intelligent is a species that understands it is destroying the ecosystem crucial to its existence, and continues to destroy it?”
Dog trainer pleads guilty in prisoner escape
June 2, 2006
A dog trainer pleaded guilty Thursday to helping a convicted murderer escape from prison in a dog crate. As part of a plea agreement, Toby Young, 48, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting aggravated escape and introducing contraband - a cellular phone - into the prison.
Lack of respect
June 2, 2006
To the editor: How sad it was when my niece called me and asked why I didn’t put some flowers on my husband’s grave at East View Cemetery in Big Springs. I was so shocked when she said there were no flowers on his grave so I went down Wednesday morning and sure enough it was very bare.
Protect life
June 2, 2006
To the editor: Stem cells derived from umbilical cords is leading-edge research, and it is exciting to follow all the success. It also is gratifying to know we have premier scientists in Kansas that are top researchers in this science, one of whom is Dr. Kathy Mitchell. However, Dr. Mitchell does not know my specific views about embryonic stem cell research, and I was surprised to see the Journal-World would allow her to speak for me.
Let’s finish SLT
June 2, 2006
To the editor: What a wonderful Saturday Column on the front page of section B last weekend. I am very happy to agree with him. He is correct about everything that he wrote. It is way past time to get started on the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Religious lesson
June 2, 2006
To the editor: David Awbrey’s recent comments to the Kansas City Press Club are yet another demonstration of the dearth of understanding so many Kansans have, not only of science, but also of religion.
Fences remain on immigration
June 2, 2006
“Why should we bother to reply to Kautsky?” Lenin asked. “He would reply to us, and we would have to reply to his reply. There is no end to that. It will be quite enough for us to announce that Kautsky is a traitor to the working class, and everyone will understand everything.” The immigration debate, which is mostly among, and dangerous primarily to, Republicans, is becoming like that.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
June 2, 2006
There were 446 members of the Lawrence High School graduating class of 1966.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
June 2, 2006
Haskell Indian Junior College might be “caught up in a sweep of 1981 budget cuts affecting federally supported Indian institutions, said Gerald Gipp, Haskell’s new president.
Layaway
The Mizzou Arena and the Ken Lay connection might cause schools such as the University of Missouri to be a bit more furtive about big donors and donations.
June 2, 2006
One couldn’t blame Missouri University for having a few painful donor tremors in view of its hassle about the new basketball arena and the criminal conviction last week of Kenneth Lay, an MU alumnus, on all counts of conspiring to hide the Enron financial condition in 2000 and 2001.
Bush administration ripe for scandal
June 2, 2006
In its September 2004 issue, the Washington Monthly magazine invited 16 smart political observers - a mix of Republicans, Democrats and independents - to write short essays predicting what would happen if George Bush won a second term.
Troops to face murder charges in Iraqi’s death
June 2, 2006
Military prosecutors plan to file murder, kidnapping and conspiracy charges against seven Marines and a Navy corpsman in the shooting death of an Iraqi man in April, a defense attorney said Thursday. The eight men are being held in the brig at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base north of San Diego, said Jeremiah Sullivan III, who represents one of the men.
School weigh-in policy leads to better health
June 2, 2006
It’s been two years since Arkansas schools started sending letters home to parents with their kids’ report cards - letters telling them if their children were fat. Plenty of parents weren’t happy. But a lot of them did something about it.
Bush pledges open investigation into incident
June 2, 2006
It took nearly a month for President Bush to be told that the military was investigating reports that Marines murdered unarmed civilians in Iraq, the White House said Thursday. Earlier this week, Bush aides said the president was briefed “soon after” the opening of the probe.
Report suggests ways restaurants can fight obesity
June 2, 2006
In the fight against obesity, restaurants should shrink portions, provide more nutritional information and bundle such calorie-laden food as burgers and pizza with healthier side dishes, according to a federally commissioned report to be made public today.
Marijuana cases make way through city court
Jury still out on effectiveness of new law
June 2, 2006
The city of Lawrence is now in the business of prosecuting marijuana cases. But a key supporter of the new law that allows people accused of first-time marijuana possession to be charged in the city’s Municipal Court rather than the state’s District Court system said it was too soon to tell if the law was working as intended.
Error will affect school official’s DUI case
June 2, 2006
The omission of a deputy’s signature on a form during the DUI arrest of a Lawrence High School assistant principal was a clerical error, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The error means the state can’t suspend assistant principal Jan Gentry’s license pending the outcome of her criminal case, but she still could have it suspended if she is convicted of DUI.
Higher education Applications sought for nurse funding
June 2, 2006
Applications were sent Thursday to higher education institutions, including Kansas University, for a portion of $3.4 million to be spent curing the state nursing shortage. “This funding moves us closer to ultimately solving an issue that, if unaddressed, will negatively impact every Kansan,” said Sen. Jim Barone, D-Frontenac, a key sponsor of the initiative approved by the 2006 Legislature.
Man killed in collision with Union Pacific train
June 2, 2006
An Osage City man died early Thursday after his pickup truck crossed in front of a Union Pacific train. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, the northbound train struck the westbound Ford F-150, driven by Raymon Fleury, 30.
New concert festival to debut in Lawrence
June 2, 2006
The Bleeding Kansas Festival is an independent music and arts festival that will debut Aug. 5 at Lawrence’s Burcham Park, 2nd and Indiana streets.
Burglar-proof your home
June 2, 2006
Nearly 5 million homes are burglarized every year, often while homeowners are away on vacation, according to the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Assn. Taking sensible steps to burglar-proof your house makes it less of a target all year round, and adds to a worry-free getaway.
Business group plans candidate forum
June 2, 2006
Kansas Business & Professional Women will open its annual state convention with two candidate forums June 9 at the Wichita Marriott in Wichita.
Communities grapple with news of mistaken identities
June 2, 2006
In one small Michigan town, they are talking excitedly about welcoming home a beloved friend they thought they had buried. In another, the news is still sinking in that a young woman believed to have survived a horrific crash five weeks ago is dead.
Lawrence resident leads retiree group
June 2, 2006
Lawrence resident John Surritte recently was elected president of the Kansas Federation of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Assn. during the organization’s state convention in Wichita.
Buyers often get ‘stuck’ with illegal additions
June 2, 2006
We found a low-priced house that we’d like to buy. The problem is that the sellers’ disclosure form states that the new bedroom they recently added was built without a permit, and the conversion of their garage to a home office was also done without a permit. If we buy the house anyway and the city later finds out about the illegal changes, will we get stuck with the bill for any needed work, or will the sellers have to bear at least some of the liability?
Mac meeting, picnic set for next week
June 2, 2006
The Lawrence Apple User’s Group 2.0 will have a meeting, “Open Help Session and Swap Meet Picnic,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Broken Arrow Park, 2900 La. Participants are asked to bring two things: Mac questions and a covered dish.
Lawrence Bank adds originators
June 2, 2006
Lawrence Bank announces the hiring of two employees. Courtney Nowak is an assistant cashier and loan administration officer. Her responsibilities include the origination of residential loans.
The high cost of low price
Filmmaker targets Wal-Mart corporation through community-based screenings
June 2, 2006
Filmmaker Robert Greenwald recalls learning from a neighbor who had been hired at Wal-Mart that the man was unable to afford the company’s health insurance. However, management suggested he apply for state-subsidized health coverage, which was paid for by California tax dollars.
Lawrence contractors brace for Blitz Build
June 2, 2006
Melody Adams can’t wait for her new home to be built. And after this weekend, she won’t have to. Dozens of contractors, suppliers and builders plan to converge this morning on a concrete foundation at 915 Homewood St., all of them volunteers tasked with accomplishing a first for Lawrence: building a new home in three days.
Well-known resident left house full of furry collections
June 2, 2006
Willie Stagg had a passion for collecting. “My mother - if she had one of something, she had 50,” said Edith Gilbert, the eldest of Stagg’s two daughters. In the case of stuffed bears, make that at least 2,000. She also liked Beanie Babies, amassing more than 1,000.
Clemens comes off looking phony
Legendary pitcher has manipulated four franchises
June 2, 2006
Roger Clemens closed out his dog and pony show in spectacular, duplicitous fashion Wednesday, displaying a familiar level of class that has gone unmentioned for far too long. The surefire Hall of Famer was kind enough to return to baseball Wednesday after being awarded a $22 million deal by the Houston Astros, the team he has spoken so glowingly about over the years that he had us all thinking he’d play for free.
Clemson rolls into regionals
Opponent contends Tigers belong in AL East
June 2, 2006
Clemson’s Jack Leggett had a good laugh. South Carolina coach Ray Tanner said the Tigers were so hot right now they could play in the American League East. “That’s a stretch,” said Leggett, the Clemson coach. “It’s nice that they think that, but I’m sure we’re a long ways away.”
NCAA Tournament at a glance
June 2, 2006
On the Record
June 2, 2006
For Friday, June 2, 2006.
Iraq demands U.S. apology for civilian deaths in Haditha
June 2, 2006
The Iraqi government demanded Thursday that U.S. forces apologize for the deaths of 24 civilians whom U.S. Marines killed last fall in the town of Haditha and said it would begin talks with the United States to establish rules that would limit the way foreign troops conduct raids and detain Iraqi citizens.
Weed Fest to celebrate pesticide-free parks
June 2, 2006
Bring a blanket and your favorite weeding tool. A festival Saturday morning in Buford M. Watson Jr. Park will celebrate the city’s “pesticide-free parks” effort.
News of the Weird
June 2, 2006
¢ The entrepreneurial spirit ¢ Science on the cutting edge ¢ People with too much money ¢ Least competent people
Horoscopes
June 2, 2006
For Friday, June 2