Archive for Tuesday, June 6, 2006

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Man arrested at commission meeting
June 6, 2006
For the second consecutive evening, Lawrence police officers arrested a Lawrence man during a public meeting at City Hall after he made an outburst and disobeyed orders from police officers.
Smoking ban upheld
June 6, 2006
A Douglas County District Court judge has again rejected arguments that the city’s smoking ban is unconstitutional.
Johnson County DA Morrison files for state attorney general
June 6, 2006
Johnson County Dist. Atty. Paul Morrison today filed to run for attorney general.
Sunny and warm this afternoon
Most storms staying off to the east
June 6, 2006
Grab a water bottle if you’ll be outside this afternoon. Sunshine returns today, with the temperature climbing into the upper 80s, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Pastor’s car burglarized during rural wedding
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
Holy matrimony led to auto burglary this weekend for a local pastor.
Driver on phone hits 8-year-old
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A1
Brianna Railing called her son, Jayson, in from the kitchen of their home Monday. The 8-year-old paced into the living room, a soft cast wrapped around his arm.
Signs create hazard at intersection, motorist says
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A1
J.T. Schwalm has witnessed some hairy situations outside his office window near the junction of U.S. highways 59 and 56, about 10 miles south of Lawrence.
Give your comments on Lawrence streets
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
This weekend, the Lawrence Journal-World, 6News and World Online will take a closer look at the city’s streets - why don’t they last longer? How can we build them differently?
The fight of their lives
Army Rangers gather in city for national reunion
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A1
Army Rangers were a small, elite fighting force often referred to as “spearheaders” for being the first invasion forces on beaches during World War II. That was certainly true on D-Day, June 6, 1944, when the 2nd and 5th Ranger Battalions stormed ashore at Normandy.
Red Dog’s Dog Days to kick off
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
Red Dog’s Dog Days are now back at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
Co-housing set for construction
Six investors making dream a reality with $3.3M in loans
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
A handful of community-minded Lawrence residents are preparing for construction of Delaware Street Commons, an innovative residential development that will combine private ownership with shared assets and communal responsibilities.
Utah Guard unit begins work on Mexico border
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A8
Military bulldozers, road graders and other heavy equipment rumbled along the Mexican border early Monday as more than 50 National Guardsmen from Utah became the first unit to get to work under President Bush’s crackdown on illegal immigration.
Quake relief continues as volcano spews lava in Indonesia
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Indonesia sent truckloads of rice to earthquake victims Monday while nearby Mount Merapi spewed streams of lava, raising fears of a major eruption threatening thousands of people living on the slopes of the volcano.
Islamic militia claims capture of Somali capital
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
An Islamic militia with alleged links to al-Qaida seized Somalia’s capital Monday after weeks of fighting with U.S.-backed secular warlords, raising fears that the nation could fall under the sway of Osama bin Laden’s terrorist organization.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.66 at Citgo, 9th and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Housing conference to address city needs
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence’s new Housing Needs Task Force will host a free conference on how to meet housing needs from noon to 4:30 p.m. June 17 at Lawrence High School.
Senators linked with Nuss may shun House probe
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
Two senators at the center of the investigation into Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss may refuse to appear before a House investigative committee, their attorney said Monday.
Virtual school offers free second chance
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
More than 475 area students are expected to take advantage of a summer program that gives them a second shot at failed courses.
Second-grader looking for a Big Brother
June 6, 2006 in print edition on D2
Drew, a second-grader at Broken Arrow School, is seeking a Big Brother through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County program.
Pressure to be in a relationship can lead lonely teen to depression
June 6, 2006 in print edition on D1
Can not having a girlfriend in today’s sexually influenced society lead to depression? If so, would it lead to a vicious cycle?
Helmet helps when head over handlebars
June 6, 2006 in print edition on D1
I made the wrong choice Saturday morning: I left my bicycle helmet at home.
Who’s No. 1 ?
Royals likely to use top pick on pitcher
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C1
Major-league teams looking to stock up on college pitching in this year’s draft could be in luck. Clubs searching for potential stars at other positions might not be so fortunate. Many scouts consider this year’s draft, which starts today, one of the weakest in years when it comes to trying to find impact position players.
Self: K.C. good for tourney
Kansas City lands 2008 Big 12 men’s, women’s basketball championships
June 6, 2006
The Big 12 Conference men’s basketball tournament will return to Kansas City, Mo., in March, 2008.
History must wait for Wie
Run of bogeys dooms teen’s quest to make U.S. Open field
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C1
Michelle Wie tugged her cap over her face when a three-foot par putt skimmed over the right edge of the cup, and the 3,500 fans who thought they might witness history gasped and groaned.
Woodling: Stevens recalls ‘big day’
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C1
Twenty years ago today, Lee Stevens answered the phone in the kitchen of the family home in northwest Lawrence.
Four-ball begins today
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C3
The 18th-annual Kansas Four-Ball Championship will begin at 8 a.m. today with the first of two qualifying rounds at Alvamar Golf Club.
Former Jayhawk Settlemier keeps slamming in pro ranks
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C3
Serena Settlemier’s penchant for producing grand slams has carried over into the professional ranks.
All-star softball delayed by rain
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C3
After an inning and a half and two 15-minute rain delays, the Mo-Kan All-Star Softball Series was postponed until Thursday.
FAU coach Walters taps Bauman
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C3
Florida Atlantic University basketball coach Rex Walters has completed his staff with the hiring of Justin Bauman as director of basketball operations.
Arizona rolls in Game 1, 8-0
Ex-pitcher powers Wildcats in championship opener
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C3
Taryne Mowatt used to be known as a pitcher. Now she’s Arizona’s secret slugger.
Commentary: MLB draft offers no guarantees
St. Louis Cardinals’ selections in 1999 evidence of inexact science of baseball scouting
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C2
The Major League Baseball draft is an inexact science, and if you don’t believe it, take a look at the 1999 St. Louis Cardinals draft.
Hingis in French Open quarterfinals
Nadal continues clay mastery, easily takes care of Hewitt
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C2
If it all seems so long ago, that’s because it was. Five years since Martina Hingis was last in the French Open quarterfinals, seven years since she was a sobbing, petulant mess while losing in the final of the only major she hasn’t won.
Group files petitions to divert money to classrooms
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B2
Initiative petitions to require that 65 percent of state education money go to classroom expenses were filed Monday afternoon with the office of Secretary of State Susan Savage.
Correction
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B2
The photo of Liz Gardner on page 3D of Sunday’s Pulse section was taken by Tara Sloan. It was incorrectly credited in the Journal-World.
Lawrence datebook
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B2
Yankees get to Red Sox quickly
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C4
Jason Giambi and Andy Phillips each hit a three-run homer in a seven-run second inning Monday night, and the New York Yankees battered old nemesis Josh Beckett in a 13-5 rout of the Boston Red Sox.
Fairy trust fund
It’s more lucrative than ever to believe in a magical maiden who takes teeth, leaves loot
June 6, 2006 in print edition on D1
Losing a tooth is a monumental - and magical - event at Lisa and Brian Gay’s house.
Backup goalie’s gaffe dooms Oilers, 5-4
Edmonton loses Roloson, Game 1 of Cup finals
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C6
After a stirring comeback, the Carolina Hurricanes won Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals with a gift of a goal.
Rec calendar
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C7
Foreign governments keep hurricane registries
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A7
Ryan Kittle and his wife were on the porch of their hurricane-flooded Mississippi home last September when they saw a van draped with the Union Jack make its way through the downed trees.
Study tracks trips taken by lawmakers, staff
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A7
Join Congress, see the world. Join a congressman’s staff, see more of it.
Police look abroad for ties to alleged Canadian terror cell
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A7
Police said Monday more arrests are likely in an alleged plot to bomb buildings in Canada, while intelligence officers sought ties between the 17 suspects and Islamic terror cells in the United States and five other nations.
Court upholds Denver’s gun control rules
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
A divided Colorado Supreme Court on Monday upheld Denver’s ban on assault weapons, despite arguments that state weapons laws should trump city ordinances.
NYPD detectives linked to Mafia sentenced
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
Two decorated former detectives were sentenced Monday to life in prison for moonlighting as hitmen for the Mafia.
Missing baby found; impostor nurse arrested
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
A missing 5-day-old baby was found Monday evening, and police arrested a woman suspected of abducting the child more than a day earlier after she had posed as a nurse in medical scrubs.
Supreme Court takes case on public school diversity
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take up two cases that could spell the end of official efforts to maintain racial integration in U.S. public schools.
Bush courts conservatives on marriage issue
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
Cheered by conservative supporters, President Bush gave a push Monday to a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage as the Senate opened debate on an emotional, election-year measure that has little chance of passing.
People in the news
June 6, 2006
¢ Oprah crashes weddings ¢ Baby photos for sale ¢ Hotel project scrapped ¢ Planet Hollywood reunion
Kathy Griffin’s ‘D-List’ comes back to life
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A2
In an industry best known for vanity and self-delusion, Kathy Griffin has a corner on humiliation. The comic returns for the second season of her slice-of-life series “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” (8 p.m., Bravo).
Marine’s dad sues Westboro protesters
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A5
The father of a Marine whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters filed an invasion-of-privacy suit against the demonstrators Monday.
Eudoran delivered waves of troops
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A5
By Mike Belt mbelt@ljworld.com James Dixon pushed his Higgins landing craft uJames Dixon pushed his Higgins landing craft up to full speed and headed toward the Juno Beach section of France’s Normandy coast.
Governor visits capital to speak, receive award
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B3
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will be in Washington, D.C., this week to address a rural advocacy group and to receive an award from the Keystone Center for working across party lines.
T offers free rides for ‘Dump the Pump’
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B3
Lawrence Transit System will offer free rides Thursday as part of a national “Dump the Pump” event designed to encourage people to use public transportation.
Mayor sets time limits for meeting discussions
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B3
Mayor Mike Amyx is asking members of the public to limit their public comments on two items that the commission is scheduled to hear tonight.
Farmers undergo poor wheat harvest
June 6, 2006
The wheat in fields here is so short the big combines often dig their headers into the soil trying to cut it. Stands are so thin, it takes twice as long to get enough grain cut to fill the trucks hauling the grain.
Writing, artwork contest open to youths
June 6, 2006 in print edition on D2
The Kansas Authors Club invites students in first through 12th grades to enter poetry, prose and artwork in its annual contest. This year’s theme is “Paint Your Canvas with Words.”
McLouth BBQ competition awards Olathe Jayhawk team
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B3
The Rock Chalk Jayhawk BBQ from Olathe took home the grand championship Saturday at the 15th annual McLouth BBQ Blowout. Patty Boone led the team as head cook.
Paying for fire sprinklers discussed in waterline project
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B3
As part of the city’s downtown waterline replacement project, city commissioners are considering subsidizing part of the costs for downtown businesses to install fire sprinklers.
County considers raise in attorney fees
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B3
Twenty years is long enough without a pay raise.
Conciliatory tones precede nuclear talks
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iranian officials signaled Monday that they would look seriously at the package of incentives offered by world powers if Iran suspends its nuclear program.
Royals first under unusual conditions
Dismal franchise hired new G.M. last week, but can’t use him yet
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Kansas City Royals have the overall No. 1 selection in Tuesday’s amateur draft, an important opportunity for an organization that’s on track to lose 100 games for the third straight season. But they can’t even talk about it with their new general manager, let alone seek his advice.
Sovereignty declared after Montenegro split
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Serbian lawmakers proclaimed their Balkan republic a sovereign state Monday after tiny Montenegro decided to split from a union and dissolve the remnants of what was once Yugoslavia.
Rumsfeld urges action to find American MIAs
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
The U.S. is pressing Vietnam for underwater searches and access to aging witnesses in stepped-up efforts to recover remains of Americans missing from the Vietnam War, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday.
Lion kills man who climbed into cage
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
A lion killed a man who climbed into its enclosure in the Ukrainian capital’s zoo, police said Monday.
Abbas seeks vote on recognizing Israel
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday he will call a referendum on a political plan that would implicitly recognize Israel even though the governing Hamas party firmly opposes such a vote.
Kidnap raids highlight security challenge
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Gunmen in police uniforms staged a brazen daylight raid on bus stations in central Baghdad on Monday, kidnapping at least 50 people, including travelers, merchants and vendors selling tea and sandwiches.
Weaver’s hires men’s manager
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
Ron Johnson is back in downtown Lawrence, this time as manager of the Men’s Department at Weaver’s department store.
Lawrence residents join state program
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce on Monday announced its selection of 40 “emerging leaders” to take part in the organization’s 2006 class for Leadership Kansas, including five Lawrence residents.
Shaq has tormented Mavericks
Heat center O’Neal averages 29.3 points, 12.2 rebounds against Dallas
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C6
Shaquille O’Neal always has given himself colorful, timely nicknames. With his Miami Heat about to open the NBA finals against the Dallas Mavericks, here’s a new one he could consider: The Mavs Masher.
Eldridge Hotel hires restaurant manager
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
Scott Valentine is the new general manager of Ten Restaurant and Jayhawker Bar at the Eldridge Hotel in downtown Lawrence.
Commodities
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
Author urges caution with ‘working’ teens
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
Summertime often means summer jobs for teens. But is that always a good thing for young people?
Daily ticker
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
Convicted soldier gets new hearing
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B8
A Fort Riley soldier convicted last summer for the shooting deaths of two fellow soldiers will be back in court Friday for a hearing that could lead to a reduction in his prison sentence.
Legitimate treatment choice
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B7
Starchild Abraham Cherrix said no. No stabbing. No poisoning. No burning. Enough.
U.S. not good at memorials
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B7
Memorial Day is a fading holiday, destined to go the way of the Glorious Fourth and Labor Day, which once had ceremonial functions and now are simply bonus Saturdays. It was a small-town institution and a matter of community pride to honor our dead. The citizenry hiked up to the cemetery on Monday morning behind the VFW honor guard and listened to a speech and sang “America the Beautiful” and stood for a rifle salute and “Taps,” and then walked quietly home. It’s easier to organize this sort of thing in a town of 2,000 than in a city of a million, so it has faded, a victim of urbanization. And also because the speeches were not so good. And because we are young restless people, not old weepy people.
GOP weighs political fallout on immigration
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the Bush White House, a comprehensive immigration bill combining border enforcement, a guest worker program and eventual permanent legal status for illegal immigrants is a political must.
Explosive rage not as rare as once thought, study finds
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
To you, that angry, horn-blasting tailgater is suffering from road rage. But doctors have another name for it - intermittent explosive disorder - and a new study suggests it is far more common than they realized, affecting up to 16 million Americans, or one person in 20.
Innocence
Changes? Take a quick look at what has happened to something as “benign” as the high school prom.
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B6
It’s been said that America lost a good deal of its national innocence the day President John Kennedy was killed in 1963. There is more than passing evidence that such things as ethics, morals, civility, decency, maturity and willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own actions have deteriorated since then.
Horoscopes
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Tuesday, June 6
Cirque du Soleil evokes the Beatles
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A2
If you’ve ever wanted to dive into the Octopus’s Garden or meet a psychedelic Sgt. Pepper, the creators of a new Beatles-themed Cirque du Soleil show are offering a little help from their friends.
Cell phone sense
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Cell phones are such a distraction while driving, we must make a law to prevent people from using them.
Speech ruling offers insight on court
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B6
In 1892, when First Amendment jurisprudence was in its infancy, Oliver Wendell Holmes, then a justice on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, said that a policeman “may have a constitutional right to talk politics, but he has no constitutional right to be a policeman.” Holmes had a flair for aphorisms, the clarity of which sometimes gave them excessive sweep. What he meant in the case of a policeman fired for collecting money for a political committee was that government has a right, for reasons of efficiency, to discipline an officer for speech that, had it been made by a private citizen, would have had constitutional protection.
K.C. doomed by Seattle’s clutch hitting
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C5
After coming down with a bad case of the flu, Raul Ibanez still felt a little weak Monday. So the veteran changed his approach, much to the Seattle Mariners’ benefit.
Waterline project causes retail ripples
Downtown businesses ask for marketing campaign to offset repairs, noise
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
Think of it as a nearly $50,000 open sign.
Noggin channel plans more grown-up fare for teen audiences
June 6, 2006 in print edition on D2
Sexual identity, blended families, single parents (and sometimes none at all), cliques, body-image anxiety, easy access to ever more eclectic illicit drugs - these are just some of the issues facing teens today.
Zambrano flirts with no-no
Astros finally get hit in eighth, but fall to Cubs
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C4
Normally excitable, Carlos Zambrano was perfectly calm before taking his no-hit bid into the eighth inning Monday night.
Missouri tops Pepperdine, advances to super regionals
June 6, 2006 in print edition on C5
Brock Bond went 4-for-5 with an RBI as fourth-seeded Missouri advanced to the super regionals for the first time with an 8-3 victory over top-seeded Pepperdine in the Malibu Regional on Monday.
Phone ban loses favor
Traffic safety panel rejects prohibition on calls in vehicles
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A1
Can you hear me now? For Lawrence motorists who use cell phones, the answer is still yes.
Asst. principal pleads not guilty to DUI
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence High School assistant principal on Monday entered a formal not-guilty plea to a DUI charge.
On the record
June 6, 2006 in print edition on B2
New breast cancer drug study produces flip-flop on results
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A4
Final results from a big study comparing two drugs for preventing breast cancer in high-risk women challenge the government’s claim that raloxifene is better than the old standby, tamoxifen.
Funeral protest law to get first test today
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A5
Marine Lance Cpl. Kevin Adam Lucas of Greensboro, N.C., will be buried today with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Lucas, 20, was killed while on patrol in Anbar province, Iraq.
Activists say debate on immigration stirs racial tensions
June 6, 2006 in print edition on A8
As the fight over immigration reform drags on, an ominous undercurrent to the debate - racism - is becoming more pronounced.