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Gentry pleads not guilty to DUI charges
June 5, 2006
Lawrence High School assistant principal Jan Gentry, who was arrested last month for DUI, entered a formal not-guilty plea this afternoon in Douglas County District Court.
Red Dog’s Dog Days starting up
June 5, 2006
Starting Tuesday morning, Red Dog’s Dog Days will be back at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium. The free program, which is beginning its 23rd summer, is organized by Don “Red Dog” Gardner, a retired police officer, his wife, Beverly, and many volunteers.
Warm today, with possible storms
Heaviest storms to move in around midnight
June 5, 2006
Scattered clouds are moving into Lawrence today. But the best chance for some rain won’t be until late tonight, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Professors join effort to root out terrorism
Political science faculty will assist network of universities around world
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
Kansas University political science faculty have been called on to lend their expertise to the war on terror.
Not even ‘Everwood’ could last forever
June 5, 2006 in print edition on D1
Nina (Stephanie Niznik) and Jake (Scott Wolf) prepare to leave town even though Nina knows Andy (Treat Williams) has purchased an engagement ring on the series finale of “Everwood” (7 p.m., WB).
6-6-6: a day when theology, mathematics and commercialism mix
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
Is Tuesday’s date - 6-6-6 - merely a curious number or could it mean our number is up?
Commentary: Commissioner wants to protect refs
Stern says complaining about NBA officiating is ‘not a productive enterprise’
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C2
It’s spring, which means planting flowers, playing golf and, if you’re an NBA player or coach, complaining about officiating.
AIDS claims millions of lives
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
Those words 25 years ago announced the arrival of something most Americans thought anachronistic - an infectious disease epidemic. At first it was called GRID - gay-related immune deficiency. In September 1982, CDC renamed it acquired immune deficiency syndrome - AIDS.
Profiles in Courage’ nearly forgotten
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
My copy of “Profiles in Courage” is a brittle paperback, awkwardly small in the hand, tender at the binding, worn at the edges. It cost 35 cents when it was new. It has rested on my bookshelves, unread, for about four decades.
Iran talks latest strike against Cheney
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
President Bush handed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and German Chancellor Angela Merkel a significant foreign policy victory and put new distance between himself and Vice President Cheney with last week’s decision to dangle the carrot of U.S. participation in talks with Iran. But it is a victory of process rather than of substance and could still come undone.
Horoscopes
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Monday, June 5
Analysis: Parkinson’s switch unlikely to result in other defections
RINOs, or Republicans in name only, watching power erode
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B2
The results of the November general elections could determine if the RINOs are ready to leave the preserve and seek greener pastures.
Driver using phone hits boy on roller skates
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B2
An 8-year-old Lawrence boy was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Sunday night after a car struck him while he was attempting to cross Massachusetts Street on roller skates.
Building blitz puts up Habitat home in 3 days
House is finished ahead of schedule
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
Even with the sudden reality of having a new home, Melody Adams already has plans.
NCAA panel limits desperation timeouts
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C1
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel has approved a proposal from the basketball rules committee that will not allow an airborne player falling out of bounds - or into the backcourt - to be granted a timeout.
Students get taste of political world
400 high school seniors converge on Kansas University for weeklong event
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
Aubrey Maxwell doesn’t want to be a politician. She just wants to write about them. But her time here at the 64th installment of the Kansas Sunflower Girls State means the Augusta High School junior and school newspaper editor will have an opportunity to learn about the political process she one day hopes to cover.
Homeless shelter works to be better neighbor
Advocates to present City Commission with new rules, committee to improve relations
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Community Shelter has some new rules for the homeless men and women using its services.
The changing face of HIV
Virus affecting more women; Kansas AIDS deaths declining
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
Laney Allbritten suspected bad news was coming. Her boyfriend was HIV-positive, and the two hadn’t always practiced safe sex. She’d been getting tested for the virus at six-month intervals - always turning up clean. But this test, in August 2004, was different.
Two Americans among those touched early by AIDS
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A5
In those days, a diagnosis was a death sentence. No one knew how you got it, this mysterious ailment that savaged the human body with almost medieval cruelty.
HIV has deadly grip on Africa
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A7
It began innocuously, when a statistical anomaly pointed to a mysterious syndrome that attacked the immune systems of gay men in California. No one imagined 25 years ago that AIDS would become the deadliest epidemic in history.
Security tight on Tiananmen anniversary
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
Chinese police tore up a protester’s poster and detained at least two people Sunday on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square as the country marked 17 years since local troops crushed a pro-democracy demonstration in the public space.
Excited’ Mavs head to Finals
Once-lowly franchise relishes huge turnaround
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C7
Like most longtime Dallas Mavericks fans, Mark Cuban remembers the bad old days, when “postseason play” meant being part of the draft lottery.
Seinfeld’ pal, ‘Malcolm’ father highlight tourney
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C7
While shooting “Celebrity Poker Showdown” in New Orleans (shameless plug: Wednesday at 8 p.m. on Bravo for the next five weeks) I found out that some of these celebrities can really play no-limit Hold ‘em at a high level. In Week 1, Jason Alexander (George Costanza on “Seinfeld”) and Bryan Cranston (the dad on “Malcolm in the Middle”) really brought some game to their five-player heat, while playing along with Susie Essman (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Jamie Bamber (“Battlestar Galactica”), and Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules,” “Andromeda”).
MTV celebrates the fun of films
Laughs are for real at network’s movie award show
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A2
Jessica Alba played starring roles in “King Kong,” “Mission Impossible: III” and “The Da Vinci Code.”
Pulse calendar
June 5, 2006
Medical reserve corps wants help in all fields
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Douglas County Medical Reserve Corps seeks volunteers from all fields willing to help in a public-health emergency situation.
Correction
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B2
On the record
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B2
Six years after crash, survivor studies to become doctor at KU Med
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
Beverly Wilson and her brother, Bobby, were racing snowmobiles through their grandfather’s farm field near Burlington in December 2000 when Beverly turned to see her brother gaining on her.
Speedy tickets: Technology simplifies procedure for police
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
A quick look away is all it takes for danger to strike. Every Lawrence police officer is reminded of that each time they walk up to a vehicle they’ve pulled over. You never know who may have a gun or just a chip on their shoulder that’s going to cause problems.
Parental strategies can help guide children through school trouble
June 5, 2006 in print edition on D1
Most of my older relatives, especially Grandma and Cousin Sylvia, often stated that, “There is no book that tells us how to raise children. We have to go by trial and error.” They usually said that after Cousin Don, Cousin Alice or I had gotten into some trouble at school. I believe all parents wish at times there was an infallible book written about children and education, but Grandma was right.
Body of work
Battery of tests help you stay at the top of your health game
June 5, 2006 in print edition on D1
If you looked hard enough, you probably could find a test for every single body part. Luckily, staying healthy doesn’t require that kind of vigilance.
Survey finds increase of self-abuse in youths
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
Nearly 1 in 5 students at two Ivy League schools say they have purposely injured themselves by cutting, burning or other methods, a phenomenon that psychologists say they are hearing about more often.
2 students found dead inside large balloon
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
The bodies of two college students were found Saturday inside a large, deflated helium balloon at the entrance of a condominium complex a few miles north of Tampa.
Secret Service halts fence-jump attempt
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
A 44-year-old man who tried to jump the fence on the south side of the White House on Sunday was apprehended by the Secret Service.
Pentagon may dump Geneva detainee rules
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Pentagon has decided to omit from new detainee policies a key tenet of the Geneva Convention that bans “humiliating and degrading treatment,” according to military officials, a step that would mark a potentially permanent shift away from strict adherence to international human rights standards.
Royals ride Reggie to win
Veteran outfielder’s three RBIs help K.C. end nine-game skid in Seattle
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C1
Reggie Sanders opted for a cold bath after leading the Kansas City Royals over the Seattle Mariners 9-4 Sunday.
Wildcats to vie for title
Northwestern, Arizona advance to softball championship series
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C3
Tammy Williams and Garland Cooper hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning as Northwestern beat top-seeded UCLA, 3-1, Sunday, knocking the Bruins out of the Women’s College World Series.
Langford signs with Salina
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University guard Keith Langford has signed a free agent contract with the Kansas Cagerz of the United States Basketball League.
Raiders move to 3-0 in Omaha
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Raiders continued their undefeated start, coming out on top in a pitchers’ duel Sunday. The Raiders topped Nebraska state champion Omaha Westside, 3-1.
Texas out in Austin
N.C. State ousts defending champ
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C3
Jonathan Diaz had an RBI double, and Matt Camp doubled in the eighth inning to help North Carolina State eliminate defending national champion Texas, 6-3.
Tigers fall back to Earth; pitching to decide division
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C5
It’s an early reality check for the Tigers, in the midst of a 16-game stretch against the Indians, Yankees, Red Sox, White Sox and Blue Jays. That 10 of those games are at home should have been comforting, but the Tigers lost four in a row at Comerica against the Indians and Yankees, all by at least four runs and starting Monday, play at Chicago against the White Sox.
How to steal a good matchup
Speedsters thrive against Cubs, Padres, Indians
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C5
Here’s the scenario: Your power-hungry fantasy squad has fallen far off the pace in stolen bases. It’s time to get a quick base-swiping fix for the week, and Joey Gathright of the Devil Rays is available, as is the Dodgers’ Kenny Lofton.
Boston drills Detroit
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C4
David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez homered, and the Boston Red Sox had three bases-loaded walks in an 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
Edmonds ignites Cardinals
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C4
Jim Edmonds, who returned from an abdominal injury the day Albert Pujols was put on the disabled list, went 3-for-3 in St. Louis’ 9-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. Edmonds had an RBI double in the fifth and a run-scoring single in the sixth, and also walked and scored in the first inning.
Fishing report
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C6
W&P to conduct equipment auction
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C6
Wildlife and Parks will conduct a vehicle and equipment auction at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Milford Fish Hatchery in Junction City.
Investigator to talk about wage issues
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
Investigator Michelle Bird, of the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, will present the Fair Labor Standards Act from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 22 at the Kansas University Endowment Association, 1891 Constant Ave.
Speech pathologists attend conference
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
Five speech pathologists at Lawrence Memorial Hospital - Lynn Murphy, Lisa Graves, Trena Rausch, Michelle Eaton and Beth Ann Bittlingmeyer - recently attended a conference, “Identifying Anatomy and Swallow Disorders from Videofluorography and Treatment Planning.”
Cutting access to the Internet
Employers eliminating surfing privileges
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
The Web can be a great waste of time at work.
Four ramped access points to Kansas River added
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C6
Four access points with boat ramps - including sites at Lecompton and De Soto - have been added to the Kansas River.
Patient Kenseth storms to victory
Driver rallies late to take Neighborhood Excellence 400
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C2
Matt Kenseth and Jamie McMurray made it a 1-2 finish for Roush Racing. And what a thrilling finish it was.
Allstate earns conference invitation
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
The Kermit Cottrell Allstate Agency, Lawrence, has earned an invitation to attend Allstate’s National Conference in recognition of the insurance agency’s work in assisting customers.
Job hunters tend to miss targets
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
I read with sadness your articles. I say “sadness” because industry has gotten away from looking within the potential employee. If a potential employee is too polished, giving all the right answers to personality tests and interview questions, an employer doesn’t have the privilege of seeing the “real person” until it is too late.
Consider annuity during retirement
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
You’re ready for retirement or close to it, and you’ve got to decide how best to use that 401(k), IRA or pile of savings you’ve accrued over the years. One option is to buy an annuity, but you’re a little sketchy on the details, and you’ve heard stories of seniors being taken in by overly complex versions that weren’t suitable for them.
Wie has Open-qualifier locals buzzing
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C7
Greg Lecker’s phone was ringing again, and the caller had a variation on the same questions the Canoe Brook Country Club pro has been hearing for the past two weeks: Is she really coming? How do I get tickets? How many people do you think will show up?
Dallas loss crossroads for Heat
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C7
The Miami Heat hit rock bottom on a February night in Texas, courtesy of a 36-point pounding inflicted by the Dallas Mavericks.
The Break-Up’ cashes in on stars’ real-world relationships
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A2
Supported by real-life romantic splits and hookups, Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn’s “The Break-Up” pulled an upset over the mutant world of the “X-Men.”
Gore says 2008 presidential bid unlikely
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A4
Al Gore, the Democrats’ nominee for the White House in 2000, has all but ruled out running for president in 2008, saying the best use of his time is to educate people about global warming.
Mistaken ID victim finally mourned
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
For five weeks, he sat by her hospital bed, talked to her, held her hand.
Cervical cancer vaccine prevents other cancers, study finds
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
A vaccine against cervical cancer also prevents other types of gynecological cancers and could lower the incidence of tumors in the head and neck, too, according to a new study released Sunday.
Medical privacy law nets no fines
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
In the three years since Americans gained federal protection for their private medical information, the Bush administration has received thousands of complaints alleging violations yet has not imposed a single civil fine and has prosecuted just two criminal cases.
More Democrats want leaders to challenge Bush, war
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A4
Anti-war and anti-Bush fervor is growing among rank-and-file Democrats, threatening to pull the party to the left and creating a rift between increasingly belligerent activists and the party’s leaders in Washington.
Conditions deteriorate for quake survivors
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
Many of Indonesia’s 650,000 homeless earthquake survivors are living with deteriorating sanitary conditions, forced to wash with dirty water that infects wounds and spreads skin disease, doctors said Sunday.
Rumsfeld calls for greater military ties
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Sunday the United States wants to expand its military relationship with Vietnam but has no plans to seek access to military facilities in this former enemy nation.
Capital residents flee amid violence fears
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
Clashes in East Timor’s capital have left rows of small, brightly painted stone houses looted, burned and abandoned. Violence decreased somewhat after foreign peacekeepers arrived more than a week ago, yet more than half the city’s 150,000 residents have fled their homes and now live in crowded camps facing food and water shortages.
Some at Guantanamo drop hunger strike
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
Dozens of Guantanamo Bay detainees have abandoned a hunger strike, lowering the number of inmates refusing food to 18, the U.S. military said Sunday.
Hamas rejects Abbas ultimatum on Israel
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Palestinian standoff intensified Sunday after Hamas rejected an ultimatum from President Mahmoud Abbas to endorse a plan implicitly recognizing Israel, and a pregnant woman was killed during a clash between the rivals’ forces in Gaza.
Disgraced ex-president wins runoff election
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
Alan Garcia, whose 1985-90 presidency left Peru in economic ruin, won the office back Sunday in a runoff against a fiery nationalist ex-soldier endorsed by Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez.
Iran’s supreme leader threatens oil supplies
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday that Western accusations Iran seeks nuclear weapons are a “sheer lie,” and he declared that attempts to punish Tehran would jeopardize the world’s oil supply.
NATO plans to double troop levels
Commander says southern forces will be more ‘people friendly’
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
NATO will double the number of soldiers in southern Afghanistan when it takes over security there from U.S. troops next month, seeking to quash the worst rebel violence since the Taliban’s ouster, the NATO force commander said Sunday.
Top U.S. military officer pledges thorough probe into Haditha killings
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A5
The top U.S. military officer pledged a thorough investigation into the alleged massacre of Iraqi citizens in Haditha by Marines, saying it is important to avoid a rush to judgment.
Plan for Salvation Army homeless shelter to be weighed
Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 5 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B8
City commissioners will consider approving a site plan for a new Salvation Army homeless shelter and community complex for the west side of Haskell Avenue between Lynn and Homewood streets.
Drought spurs calls to open reserved land
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B8
The drought that has plagued many wheat fields in northwest Kansas has also affected cattle grazing, spurring calls for the federal government to open up reserved land.
Veterans get help battling hardships
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B8
Ruben Ruiz came to Kansas City Municipal Court on Saturday with a predicament.
Last gasp too soon
KU’s season ends despite early lead
June 5, 2006 in print edition on C1
Hawaii showed Sunday that it’s a fast learner. On Friday, the Rainbows blew an early 5-0 advantage and lost, 9-6, to Kansas University in the opening game of the NCAA Corvallis Regional baseball tournament. On Sunday, however, Hawaii turned the tables, erased an early 5-0 KU lead and eventually ousted the Jayhawks from the double-elimination event with a 9-5 victory at Goss Stadium.
Iraq needs Daoud in Interior Ministry
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
The road from Baghdad airport into the town is nerve-wracking again after a few months of calm. A car bomb recently went off in an outdoor airport parking, leaving charred sections of car carcasses that shimmer in 110-degree heat.
GOP party
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I was quite taken aback by Tim Shallenburger’s assessment of “former Republicans” Mark Parkinson and Paul Morrison (Journal-World, June 1).
Enough on Price
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Enough already. Let me preface this letter by saying I don’t know Coach Price or his family. I’m sure they are good people and the boys are excellent baseball players.
Talent search
Thrill-seekers might do well to check out opportunities in military special ops.
June 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
Don’t laugh. Truth is, it’s a pretty good idea.
Olmert plans to discuss peace plan with Abbas
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday he will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to urge the resumption of negotiations on an internationally backed peace plan.
Mass graves are likely evidence for another future Saddam trial
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A5
Two recently excavated mass graves containing the bodies of at least 38 people allegedly killed by Saddam Hussein’s regime following a 1991 Shiite uprising in southern Iraq likely will provide key evidence for a third war crimes trial against the deposed Iraqi president.
Gunmen stop buses, kill 21 Shiites
New government stalls as premier fails to appoint security ministers
June 5, 2006 in print edition on A5
Masked gunmen stopped two minivans carrying students Sunday north of Baghdad, ordered the passengers off, separated Shiites from Sunni Arabs and killed the 21 Shiites “in the name of Islam,” a witness said.