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Wakarusa Festival, 2006 - Day 2 Couples - Keizer and Zigmont wedding April 13, 2006 Ranger reunion Sixth Principal Meridian
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How do you rate the condition of Lawrence streets?

Poll results

Response Percent
Mediocre — I could go either way.
 
35%
Bad — I’m losing hubcaps and replacing shocks way too often.
 
34%
Good — They’re OK in some parts of town, but I’d rather keep my car out of other parts of town.
 
28%
Great — I never run over an unnecessary bump.
 
1%
Undecided.
 
0%
Total 347
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Wakarusa medical tents relatively quiet
Fifty people have been treated for minor problems
June 9, 2006
An update from the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival.
Temperatures sizzling into upper 90s
Chance for thunderstorms Saturday
June 9, 2006
Fill up the ice chest, pack the sunscreen and grab the shades - it’s going to be a hot, sunny afternoon, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Delay doesn’t dampen spirits
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A1
The back of Daren Miller’s pickup truck was full - barbecue grill, cooler, tent, clothes.
Mavericks rally for early lead in series
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C1
Dirk Nowitzki sputtered and struggled in his first NBA finals game, so the Dallas Mavericks hitched a ride on the Jet to claim the opener.
Woodling: Lunching with the T-Bones
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C1
What is so rare as a day in June, a breeze wafting through the shaded stands and men in uniform attempting to hit a round ball with a round bat under the noonday sun?
House panel votes to expand Nuss probe
Governor might be asked to testify in case
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
A House committee investigating allegations of improper communication on school finance between Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss and Senate President Steve Morris voted Thursday to expand its probe.
Small town reels as drought devastates wheat
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
The custom cutters have almost all moved on now. Only a few grain trucks still rattle down Main Street on the way to the elevators. The mood is as somber as the oppressive heat as harvest wraps up in this first Kansas town to cut the drought-plagued 2006 winter wheat crop.
Army Rangers swap stories of 60 years ago
3-day reunion continues today with private memorial service
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A1
They are in their 80s and 90s now. Some walk with canes, and a few are in wheelchairs.
TherapyWorks offers ‘arthritis’ seminar
June 9, 2006
TherapyWorks is having a free seminar, “Living With Arthritis: Part II” from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 20 at its center, 1112 W. Sixth St., Suite 120.
Daily ticker
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C10
Climber gives up Everest summit attempt to rescue mountaineer
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
Just days after a British climber was left to die near Mount Everest’s summit, an American guide abandoned his second bid to stand on top of the world so he could rescue a mountaineer mistakenly given up for dead.
Court orders new trial for death row inmate
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new trial to determine whether a death row inmate is mentally retarded and therefore ineligible for capital punishment.
Texas governor proposes Web cams along the border
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
The governor of Texas wants to turn all the world into a virtual posse.
Panel proposes guaranteed health care
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
The government should guarantee a core set of health benefits for all Americans by 2012 even if it means raising taxes, a nonpartisan advisory panel created by Congress has recommended.
Commentary: World Cup becomes anti-Olympics
Every soccer game will be televised live from Germany with no tape delays, no pre-packaging
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C2
The time difference between New York and Germany, site of the World Cup, is six hours. The time difference between California and Germany is nine hours.
People in the news
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Streisand plans national tour, her first in over a decade ¢ McCready sues ex-boyfriend, says he beat her last year ¢ For offstage duds, Madonna chooses Hennes & Mauritz ¢ Cybill Shepherd joins cast of Showtime’s ‘The L Word’ ¢ J.K. Rowling greatest living British writer, survey reveals
Meerkats: cute mammals or animal mafia?
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A2
The lines between documentary and traditional comedy and drama continue to blur. This hybrid genre has created some peculiar stars, including Ozzie and Sharon, Paris and Nicole and two sets of “Office” drones from both sides of the Atlantic.
Women of Wakarusa
Concert festival dominated by females behind the scenes
June 9, 2006 in print edition on D1
Media coordinator Heather Lofflin is securing passes for a reporter from Japan. Finance manager Christina Meir is auditing ticket sales.
The Mutaytor brings circus atmosphere to outdoor fest
June 9, 2006 in print edition on D1
When Matty Nash was a child, nothing could satisfy his racing attention span quite like the circus.
Marijuana offenses to go to District Court
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B6
People arrested for marijuana possession at the police check lanes set up for the Wakarusa Festival this week will have their cases handled in district, rather than municipal court.
Secretary of State files for re-election
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B2
Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh made two things clear Thursday: He’s running for a fourth term and he sees the primary race as an indicator of just how much clout conservatives have in the state Republican Party.
More details given on library proposals
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A4
During their study session Thursday city commissioners sought more details about the financial packages of each of the four private developers presenting plans for a new library and collateral developments.
Commission must decide if city’s ready to build library
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A1
It would be big. When it comes to building a new downtown library, that was about the only conclusion city commissioners came to Thursday morning after hearing all five proposals for the project.
Daughter shares pain, hopes of families affected by Alzheimer’s
I’d never heard my father cry’
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
Corky Caillouet remembers the only time she heard her father cry. “He called to say he’d said something to my mother and when he turned around, he realized she wasn’t there anymore,” she said. “I could tell he was crying.”
Analysis: Death of al-Zarqawi doesn’t end terror threat
Networks of followers will step up to continue attacks
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A1
The killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi deprives Islamic terrorism of one of its most high-profile and violent poster boys. But it leaves largely intact the threat of attacks from small, independent cells - the “100 bin Ladens” that Egypt’s president once said could be spawned by the U.S.-led war on terrorism.
K.C. tops Texas in wild shootout
DeJesus, Stairs lead Royals’ offensive surge
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C3
Royals manager Buddy Bell has seen a lot during a dismal first part of the season for Kansas City. He didn’t know what to make of this one.
Golf goliaths fall
Cinderella on time for Four-Ball
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C1
Barrett Martens and Trent Twaddle didn’t play well Tuesday at Alvamar Golf Course. They didn’t play well Wednesday, either. Turns out they didn’t have to.
Kansas’ Czyz wins award
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C3
The honors keep pouring in for Kansas University baseball standout Don Czyz.
Lawrence Open to kick off
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Tennis Association will play host to the Lawrence Adult Open today through Sunday. The three-day event will take place at the Lawrence Tennis Center, 800 W. 21st St.
Moore takes the reins for Royals
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C3
Dayton Moore took over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday and began the daunting task of making a winner out of baseball’s biggest loser.
Softball all-stars down MO
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C3
Rarely would a Lawrence High player enjoy handing a championship trophy to crosstown rival Free State.
KU hoops adds three opponents
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C1
Add Dartmouth, Detroit Mercy and Rhode Island to the list of teams Kansas University will play in men’s basketball this season in Allen Fieldhouse.
Simien hopes to return after bout with flu bug
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C1
Former Kansas University basketball forward Wayne Simien of the Miami Heat has been hit hard by the flu bug this week and was unable to make the trip to Dallas for Game One of The NBA Finals.
On the record
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B2
Fort Leavenworth takes down Web site
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
Officials at Fort Leavenworth have taken down a Web site that featured oral history interviews with officers and soldiers returning from Iraq, following a Journal-World story about the site.
McLouth teen killed in three-car accident
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
A McLouth teen was killed after a three-car pileup Wednesday about 5 miles west of Tonganoxie at Kansas Highway 16 and 251st Street.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.66 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
NASCAR king climbs aboard for animated ‘Cars’ ride
June 9, 2006
If you’re going to make a movie about stock-car racing, you’re going to talk to Richard Petty.
Senator from Lawrence declines to testify for now
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B3
State Sen. Roger Pine, R-Lawrence, has so far declined to testify before a House investigative committee looking into a communication between Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss and Senate President Steve Morris.
Mortgage rates drop on weak labor report
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C10
Mortgage rates fell this week as a weaker-than-expected employment report eased concerns about inflation.
Lawrence farm joins Angus association
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C10
J A Flory Farm, Lawrence, is a new member of the American Angus Assn.
Commodities
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C10
Home sellers should disclose noisy neighbors
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C10
We are selling our home, partly because the big family that lives next door throws loud parties every weekend and sometimes even during the week. We have called the police on them three or four times. Are we obligated to tell prospective buyers about our noisy neighbors?
KU engineering team shines in NASA satellite contest
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Kansas University engineering team was the last group standing in a recent NASA satellite competition.
Holiday likely behind drop in jobless claims
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C10
The number of laid off workers filing claims for unemployment plunged last week by the largest amount in eight months, but it might have been a statistical fluke.
Upbeat forecast: White House upgrades prediction for growth
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C10
The White House, in a slightly more optimistic forecast, predicted Thursday the economy will log solid growth and unemployment will dip this year.
Mom’s family, friends make plea to stay her deportation
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B10
Family and friends of a 32-year-old Missouri mother couldn’t hold back tears Wednesday night as they prepared for Myrna Dick and her family to leave the country.
Media prohibited from calling Putin names
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
When Russia’s president hailed his country’s record on press freedom this week, he omitted the newest, significant exception to the rights of the press: Journalistic freedom here apparently no longer extends to calling President Vladimir V. Putin unflattering names.
KU’s Battle advances
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Sheldon Battle had the second-best mark in the shot put, qualifying on Thursday at the NCAA Track and Field championships at Sacramento State University.
Report: Iran president is called ‘second Hitler’
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
The newly elected leader of Germany’s main Jewish organization called Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a “second Hitler” who should be barred from attending the World Cup in Germany, according to comments published Thursday.
Palestinian leader killed in Israeli airstrike
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
A top enforcer for Hamas in Gaza accused of spearheading rocket attacks against Israel was killed in an Israeli air strike late Thursday, an attack that threatened to escalate clashes between the two sides.
Leaders begin talks after U.S. alters stance
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
Islamic militia leaders who seized Somalia’s capital this week and are accused of harboring al-Qaida fugitives started discussing the future of the lawless country Thursday with its largely powerless U.N.-backed government.
River bank collapses, flooding 11 villages
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
The bank of a rain-swollen river collapsed early Thursday in southern China, flooding 11 villages filled with sleeping people and causing an unknown number of deaths and injuries, state media reported.
Park service investigates robbery of gravesite
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
When his wife of 40 years died in 1875, Charles Ohr expressed his love for her with a costly coffin, fitted with a glass viewing window, and an elaborate tombstone. Then he surrounded her grave with a protective wrought-iron fence.
Surveyor’s ‘holy grail’ is little rock up north
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B6
In the middle of nowhere, precisely one mile north and west of a town called Mahaska, sits a rock.
Unapproved medicines ordered off the market
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
Manufacturers of cold, cough and allergy medicines that contain the antihistamine carbinoxamine and have not been approved have been given 30 to 90 days to stop making the products.
Funding for Iraq war, hurricane aid finalized
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
House and Senate Republican leaders Thursday finalized agreement on a long-sought $94.5 billion bill to pay for the war in Iraq and deliver a much-needed infusion of relief to Louisiana and other hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast states.
County wheat forecast pessimistic
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B6
The warmer winter coupled with extended dry periods have lowered expectations for some as wheat harvest in Douglas County nears.
Teen’s magical run ends in semifinals
Vaidisova lets match point slip away in French Open setback
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C2
She’d come so far, so fast, reaching her first Grand Slam semifinal at 17, that perhaps Nicole Vaidisova just wasn’t quite ready to win it.
Surging Cincinnati jolts Cubs
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C4
Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer and the surging Cincinnati Reds defeated Chicago’s Cubs, 7-1 on Thursday for the Reds’ eighth straight victory.
Schilling shuts down Yankees
Red Sox ace wins ninth game as New York falls, 9-2
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C4
Curt Schilling became the American League’s first nine-game winner, limiting the Yankees to four hits in eight innings in a 9-3 victory on Thursday night.
Steppenwolfer seeks sweet music at Belmont
Owners feel they have the horse born to win Saturday’s $1 million race
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C5
Fans of the 1960s rock group Steppenwolf, the owners of a 2-year-old gray colt wanted to give him the same exact name as the band.
Oilers upbeat despite odds
Edmonton needs to turn tide on home ice
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C5
The raw, damp weather under gray skies reflected the mood of the team and the town as the Oilers returned home Thursday.
Lap pool to close for swim meet
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B7
A swim meet will close the lap pool at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center for much of Saturday.
Medical tent may curb trips to LMH
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A5
Last year’s Wakarusa Fest generated about 60 visits to Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s emergency room.
Missouri won’t challenge lesbian’s attempt to become a foster parent
Case turns into political battle
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B7
Missouri Atty. Gen. Jay Nixon says the state plans to drop its legal challenge to a Kansas City lesbian’s efforts to become a foster parent because a law signed this week by Gov. Matt Blunt makes the appeal impossible.
Gooch’ looms large for U.S.A.
Wide body is starting to make a name for himself on soccer pitch
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C7
Things are looking up for Oguchi Onyewu - about 4 inches up.
Commentary: Great things await on grand stage
Expect Holland to outlast everyone on European soil
June 9, 2006
Beginning this morning, and throughout the following month, the eyes of Lawrence soccer fanatics will join the billions around the world who will watch the World Cup that opens in Germany.
Bid on a ticket, help a cause
June 9, 2006 in print edition on D3
Gary Bongiovanni, editor of Pollstar, says the success of auctions will depend on how they’re perceived by the public and by artists concerned about how auctions affect their image. No one wants to appear greedy, which is why there has yet to be wholesale adoption of the auction system.
Pitt, Jolie talk about baby’s birth
Couple reflect on African experience; photos appear in ‘People’
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A2
In Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s first broadcast interview since their daughter was born, Pitt says the event was “truly peaceful.”
Youngsters walk through traffic to tae kwon do
June 9, 2006
Parents dropping their children off at the corner so they can walk more than a block amidst a traffic jam to karate camp is not an everyday sight.
Al-Zarqawi masterminded some of the bloodiest suicide attacks in Iraq
June 9, 2006
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi rose from the life of a street thug in Jordan to become the symbol of “holy war” in Iraq, masterminding the bloodiest suicide bombings of the insurgency, beheading hostages and helping push Iraq into a spiral of sectarian violence with vicious attacks against Shiites.
Iraqi parliament approves and swears in 3 key security ministers
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A7
Iraq’s parliament approved three key security officials Thursday, ending an impasse that had threatened Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s plan for Iraqis to gradually take over security from U.S. and other foreign troops.
For some women, exercise lessens menopause symptoms
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A10
Once at the mercy of hourly hot flashes, Margaret Corino has been keeping them at bay with regular trips to the gym.
Kansas football team sets academic record
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s football team set a team record with a 2.67 grade-point average in the spring 2006 semester, according to statistics released Thursday by Kansas University’s athletic department.
Senate rejects efforts to repeal estate tax
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Senate rejected Republican efforts Thursday to repeal the estate tax, but GOP leaders promised to try again before this election year is over.
Meteor in Antarctica may have caused mass extinction
June 9, 2006
A massive crater in Antarctica may have been caused by a meteor that wiped out more than 90 percent of the species on Earth 250 million years ago, a geologist said.
English is the only way to order at Geno’s Steaks
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A10
Bistec con queso? Not at Geno’s Steaks.
Only limits can save marriage
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B9
“Dearly beloved, we are gathered together in the sight of God and before these witnesses to join this man and this woman in holy matrimony.”
Blacks can pick own leaders
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B9
The axiom goes: If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Last week, the head of the Fort Lauderdale police union took that maxim to new heights. Or, if you prefer, depths.
Proud effort
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: I have been in the construction industry for 36 of the past 40 years.
Nonprofit library
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Having viewed on Sunflower Channel 6, and seen in this paper, the various options for our new library, I would offer this remark: The library is a public entity and should remain so.
15,000 villagers flee volcano; some jump into river to escape
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
Mount Merapi spewed a column of gas and sent clouds of hot ash tumbling down its slopes Thursday, causing 15,000 villagers to flee. Some jumped into rivers to escape the searing heat, and others sped off in trucks.
Reaching out
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Years ago, a nurse wouldn’t allow my daughter to enroll in school until her needed dental work was done.
Eroded respect
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: What can the Pentagon be thinking?
Old home town - 100 years ago today
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 9, 1906: “The oldest veteran of the Civil War and perhaps the oldest resident of Lawrence is S.A. Daniel, North Lawrence. He was born in Erie County, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 15, 1814, and is a descendant of an Irish family that came to South Carolina when it was only a colony. Mr. Daniel is 92 and is accepted as the oldest resident of the county, but he says he has heard there is one other man who is slightly older. He does not know his name, however.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
Grandmother Carrie Pickens, 78, who lived on a farm near Tonganoxie, appeared to hold the record for having the most offspring of anyone currently alive in Kansas. She had 15 children, 67 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
Only two days after the prediction that Kansas University summer school enrollment might suffer its first decline in five years, KU officials announced a record signup for the summer of nearly 8,700 students. A drop of 150 from previous totals had been expected due to inflation, a shaky economy and the earlier signup listings. Instead of being down 150, the KU student total for the summer was up 123 over the previous year.
Vehicle checks
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: “Police checkpoint near Wakarusa causing a stir,” read the headline on Thursday’s online Lawrence Crime Blotter.
Al-Zarqawi death brings hope to Iraq
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
Cars were honking in celebration as I rode through the streets of the Iraqi capital. The cell-phone message from my Iraqi friend Salaam, after the news of Abul Mousab al-Zarqawi’s death, was ecstatic.
Controversy continues
The actions of the state’s education commission continue to stir controversy and raise questions among Kansas residents.
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
Like just about everything he does, Kansas Education Commissioner Bob Corkins’ decision to create a new division in the department and hire two new deputy commissioners is stirring controversy.
Horoscopes
June 9, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Friday, June 9
Festival in full gear
Music fans amuse themselves as traffic moves at a snail’s pace
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A1
The west side of Lawrence was a dreadlock-filled gridlock Thursday, as thousands of music fans jammed traffic on their way into the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival.
Animated ‘Cars’ lacks drive
June 9, 2006 in print edition on D1
The streak is over. Since the debut of “Toy Story” in 1995, Pixar Animation Studios has been responsible for one of the greatest streaks in motion picture history.
Iran warms to nuclear dialogue
June 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday signaled Iran’s readiness to renew negotiations “to resolve misunderstandings in the international arena.”
Firebird commits to KU
Ryan Murphy to join Ballard at Kansas
June 9, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Free State High bond might pay big dividends for Kansas University’s football team in the future.