Archive for Saturday, June 10, 2006

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Lawrence in flood watch area
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms to bring heavy rains
June 10, 2006
Thunderstorms bringing heavy rains are expected for Lawrence this afternoon and tonight, leading the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for the area.
Logistical problems strike sour note for some
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A4
It sounds like the ideal menu to market at a hippie-filled music festival: smoothies, wheat grass and organic, locally raised meat.
Medical personnel see variety of ailments
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A5
As of Friday evening, about 60 people had been given minor medical treatments at the Wakarusa Festival. About 30 had been given more sustained treatment in the medical tents, and 15 had been sent to the hospital, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical.
Concert creates good vibes for area businesses
Liquor, grocery, big-box stores see sales soar
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
Cash drawers are popping and the dollars are dropping as thousands of Wakarusa Festival attendees head for the shops to buy everything from booze to bug spray, incense and “hippie clothing.”
Sitar player carves out own La La land in music industry
June 10, 2006 in print edition on D1
Don’t judge Gabby La La by her small stature. Or her cuteness, for that matter.
Kline to kick off re-election campaign
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Atty. Gen. Phill Kline will kick off his re-election campaign next week with rallies in nine cities over two days.
BTK book author files for secretary of state
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
Wichita lawyer Robert Beattie, the author of a book on the BTK killer, has filed for secretary of state as a Democrat.
Former House speaker files for governor’s race
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B5
Former Speaker of the Kansas House Robin Jennison, R-Healy, officially filed on Friday to seek his party’s nomination for governor.
Commissioners seek creativity in hiring new city manager
Recruiting firm to gather input
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
Efforts to find a new city manager will intensify next week as a city-hired headhunter comes to town to find out what City Hall wants in its new top official.
Military news
June 10, 2006 in print edition on D3
Club news
June 10, 2006 in print edition on D3
Edwards County official leaves GOP
Longtime commissioner to seek House seat as Democrat
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B3
Edwards County Commissioner Duane Mathes has switched his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat to run for a seat in the Kansas House.
Youngsters use stands to raise funds for children with cancer
Making lemonade from lemons
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
A couple of lemonade stands set up in Lawrence this weekend are raising money for the youngest victims of a devastating disease.
Hearts of Gold
June 10, 2006 in print edition on D6
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Hearts of Gold Ball raised at least $100,000 for emergency room renovations at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
The T gives 2,038 rides on Dump the Pump Day
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
The idea of dumping the gas pump appealed to many Lawrence residents Thursday.
U.S. Supreme Court denies mother’s stay of deportation
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a suburban Kansas City mother’s request to postpone her deportation order, a penalty she faces because courts found she lied about her citizenship years ago when she crossed the border illegally from Mexico, her attorneys said Friday.
On the record
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
Film to include footage from Lawrence native
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence native Greg Zamarripa made news two years ago after he survived Hurricane Charley.
Groundbreaking to include barbecue
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence public schools will host a barbecue and groundbreaking ceremony from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Monday at South Junior High School, 2734 La. The public is invited.
Area ministers recall ‘life-affirming pastor’
Rev. Dale Turner died Monday at age 88
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Whether he was preaching, teaching a class about Jesus to Wilt Chamberlain and Dean Smith or writing a religious column for The Seattle Times, the Rev. Dale Turner remained committed the most to loving others, his friends say.
Missouri falls in NCAA play
June 10, 2006 in print edition on C3
After spotting Missouri University an early run, the Cal State Fullerton baseball team pushed across all of its runs in its final three turns at the plate to secure a 7-1 victory in the opening game of the best-of-three NCAA super regional at Goodwin Field.
Raiders remain unbeaten with tournament win
June 10, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Raiders earned a run-rule youth baseball victory against Camdenton (Mo.) in the first round of the Kickapoo Tournament, 11-1, Friday.
KU trio tapped All-Americans
Agafanov, Young, Heffernon excel at NCAA meet
June 10, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University men’s and women’s track and field teams added three more All-America honors to their total Friday at the 2006 NCAA Championships.
Should my faith affect my choice of careers?
June 10, 2006 in print edition on D1
¢ God has a plan for us - even our careers ¢ God employs us to benefit his kingdom
Papelbon bounces back, gets win
June 10, 2006 in print edition on C4
Jonathon Papelbon recovered from his first blown save of the season to get the win, and Trot Nixon went 4-for-4 with a three-run homer as the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers, 4-3, on Friday night.
Commodities
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B4
Sabath takes over at Fort Hays State
June 10, 2006 in print edition on C3
Rick Sabath’s tenure as a member of the Kansas University baseball coaching staff can be summed up in two words: productive and short.
Forecast worsens for winter wheat crop
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B4
The already-grim outlook for the nation’s drought-ravaged winter wheat crop worsened in forecasts released Friday by the Agriculture Department.
H&R Block not a fan of ‘pay-stub’ loans
K.C. firm urges rivals to nix offers
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B4
H&R Block Inc. is no stranger to making controversial offers to get tax clients through its doors.
Salina woman loses again in appeal of conviction for killing
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B5
For the second time, the Kansas Supreme Court rejected Dana Linn Flynn’s bid to overturn her conviction for killing her former lover more than a decade ago in Geary County with her brother’s help.
Crop artist Stan Herd returns from trek
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
After his 105-mile trek through the Flint Hills, local crop artist Stan Herd is about 8 pounds lighter, a little sunburned and in good spirits.
World Cup off on right foot
Germany, Ecuador win tourney’s first games
June 10, 2006 in print edition on C2
Plenty of goals, no major security issues and a win for the hosts - the World Cup got off to a feel-good start Friday.
Clutch finish
Late birdies carry KU duo into today’s 36-hole final
June 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
Luke Trammell didn’t just play the final holes with teammate Gary Woodland at Alvamar Golf Club on Friday. He did some admiring as well.
Soldier denied retrial in murder case
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
A Fort Riley soldier convicted of killing two fellow soldiers won’t get a new trial because a military judge on Friday rejected his claim that evidence in his case might have been contaminated.
People in the news
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Britney hires a ‘manny’ ¢ Off to detox ¢ Loretta Lynn on the mend
Networks offer marital blitz
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A2
At a time when so many people think the institution of marriage is in peril, the wedding industry has never been more robust. According to an HGTV executive, couples spent $125 billion in 2005 to say “I Do.”
Vieira bids adieu to ‘The View’
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A2
With a roast, a champagne toast and a goodbye grope from Joy Behar, “The View” said goodbye Friday to Meredith Vieira, who’s leaving to take Katie Couric’s job at the “Today” show.
28 Christians detained at service
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Chinese authorities detained 28 Christians in a raid on an unauthorized church service at a private home, an overseas monitoring group said Friday.
Bus plunge kills at least 54
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
An overloaded bus plunged off a bridge and into a river gorge in northern Tanzania on Friday, killing at least 54 people, police said.
Taliban attacks leave at least 26 dead
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Suspected Taliban militants attacked an Afghan army convoy, sparking hours of fighting that killed 13 rebels during an unrelenting wave of violence that claimed at least 26 lives, officials said Friday.
Americans warned of possible terror threats
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
The U.S. government warned Friday of possible terrorist threats to American interests and places where Americans gather in China, particularly in major cities.
Volcano evacuees return home
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Hundreds of poor farmers concerned about their crops and livestock returned to the slopes of Indonesia’s ash-spewing Mount Merapi on Friday, a day after fleeing the biggest eruption yet.
U.N. force for Darfur strongly opposed
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Tribal leaders on Friday rejected the possibility of U.N. peacekeepers replacing African Union forces in Darfur, with one chief threatening a “holy war” if non-African troops come to the Sudanese region.
Thais pay homage to king to mark 60 years on throne
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Millions of Thais wore their king’s royal color Friday, turning Bangkok into a sea of yellow to honor the world’s longest-serving monarch as he marked 60 years on the throne with a plea for political unity.
Hamas calls off truce after Israeli attack on picnic
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
The warm, summery day in Gaza prompted Palestinian farmer Ali Ghalia to load his family up and head to the Mediterranean shore for some relaxation.
Man kills friend while singing a rap song
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
Police say Ronnie Webber was acting out a rap song, and when the song said shoot, he did.
Timber sale dismays environmentalists
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
To the dismay of environmentalists, the U.S. Forest Service on Friday auctioned off timber from a remote, burned-over section of a national forest near Medford in the first such sale since the Bush administration eased logging restrictions.
Another Morningstar joins Jayhawks
Brady’s big sister will close out volleyball career at Kansas
June 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
Brady Morningstar won’t be the only member of his family competing at Kansas University this season.
Convicted serial killer points finger at child molester
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
Attorneys for convicted killer Wayne Williams, blamed for the murders of two dozen boys and young men in the Atlanta area during the 1970s and ‘80s, are casting suspicion on a child molester they say lived or worked near where many of the bodies were found.
Teen smoking rate no longer declining
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
The long, steady decline in teen smoking in the U.S. since the late 1990s appears to have come to a standstill, health officials said Friday.
Teen headed home after MySpace rendezvous thwarted
U.S. agents in Jordan intercept 16-year-old girl
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
A 16-year-old honor student from Michigan tricked her parents into getting her a passport and then flew off to the Mideast to be with a West Bank man she met on MySpace. com, authorities say.
U.S. presses quick offensive against al-Zarqawi’s network
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A7
Flush with intelligence, the U.S. military moved quickly Friday to take advantage of the power vacuum left by the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, carrying out nearly 40 raids in an effort to stop his terror network from regrouping.
Lawrence woman gets 9 years for attempting to kill witness
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B8
A Lawrence woman was sentenced to nine years in prison for taking part in a conspiracy to kill a witness in a federal drug trial, U.S. Atty. Eric Melgren said.
Animal House’ fraternity raided
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
Authorities raided the Dartmouth College fraternity that helped inspire the movie “Animal House,” carrying off 10 crates, a computer and other items. Investigators refused to say what the search on the Ivy League campus was about.
Club contributes
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: This past May, the Lawrence Region AACA hosted its 43rd annual swap meet.
More distracting
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Seeing as the cell phone ban for drivers has been chucked, further discussion may be moot.
A health issue
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Law enforcement officials used the DEA’s High Intensity Drug-Trafficking Area grant for the drug checkpoint near the Wakarusa Festival.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
June 10, 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.
Talented troupe
The Plymouth Congregational Church bell choir members are wonderful representatives of the talented young people in Lawrence.
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B7
Lawrence will be well represented this month by the Plymouth Ringers bell choir during a two-week tour that will include a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Thanks, Rangers
The stories of the World War II Army Rangers deserve to be retold.
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B7
It is a great honor for Lawrence to play host this weekend to a reunion of U.S. Army Rangers from World War II.
Horoscopes
June 10, 2006 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, June 10
Sleeveless Redman shreds Devil Rays
Left-hander tosses eight strong innings to buoy Royals
June 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
Mark Redman shed his sleeves and started getting outs. Redman scattered nine hits in the first four innings before retiring the last 13 batters he faced in pitching eight strong innings as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Friday night.
Budig: Minor-league ball a reminder of life’s good times
June 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
I have returned to my roots and discovered an ideal way of remembering the things that most influenced my life. Visiting a minor-league baseball game recently at Joe Riley Park (Charleston, S.C.) brought an outpouring of recollections of good times with my family.
Next terror leader not readily apparent
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A7
They rose up quickly to take up Osama bin Laden’s call for jihad, ruthless men in their 20s and 30s heralded as the next generation of global terror.
Students hope dreams will come true
$10,000 grant to fund art camp for orphans in Dominican Republic
June 10, 2006
It may be because Tyler Beard works with children that he’s managed to maintain the belief - often shed by adulthood - that no goal is too lofty to be achieved.
Commission to hear plan to fix bump
City engineers’ project would cost $1.4M to rebuild intersection
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
City engineers are ready to tackle the infamous North Lawrence bump.
More than Lip service
Vivid imagination, optimism fuel band’s fantastical tunes
June 10, 2006
It’s safe to say that The Flaming Lips are a world unto their own. Their concerts are a psychedelic swirl of balloons, animal costumes and strobe lights, and that’s to say nothing about the fake blood.
Mayer: Nuttiness not new in sports
June 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
When anatomies are as finely tuned as they are for modern athletic events, injuries that don’t seem plausible often occur.
Lawrence drummer adjusts to gig with the Lips
June 10, 2006 in print edition on D1
Kliph Scurlock is careful to not become distracted onstage with The Flaming Lips. If the drummer isn’t paying attention, he can end up with a mouthful of confetti - or worse - courtesy of singer Wayne Coyne’s accurate tosses.
WWII Rangers recognize late soldiers at memorial
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
The sounds of taps and the singing of “Amazing Grace” served as a backdrop Friday to a solemn memorial service as some of the nation’s surviving World War II Army Rangers remembered and paid tribute to those who have gone before them.
After leak, gas station is back in business
June 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
The Lawrence filling station that leaked the gasoline that fueled an April 30 apartment house fire began temporarily selling gasoline again Friday.
4-H News
June 10, 2006 in print edition on D3
Society calendar
June 10, 2006 in print edition on D5
Around and about
June 10, 2006 in print edition on D3
Scouting news
June 10, 2006 in print edition on D3
Eight second-year Webelos from Cub Scout Pack 3065 were given the Arrow of Light during Webelos Graduation Weekend, which was May 12-14 at Spring Creek Park. The Arrow of Light is Cub Scouting’s highest award and is one of two Cub Scouting awards that may be worn on the Boy Scout uniform.
Faith briefs
June 10, 2006 in print edition on D8
A Zambian man who is HIV-positive will speak about African health issues Monday during a presentation in Lawrence.
Normal’ goalie guides ‘Canes
Carolina rookie Ward dominant so far in Stanley Cup championship
June 10, 2006 in print edition on C6
Hockey goalies have always been a rather unusual lot, willingly putting their bodies in front of pucks traveling close to 100 mph while subjecting those around them to all sorts of quirks, idiosyncrasies and superstitions.
Nowitzki indebted to German mentor
June 10, 2006 in print edition on C6
When Dirk Nowitzki’s shot failed him during the playoffs, there was only one person he could turn to for help. The man who built it.
Flawed assumptions guide U.S.-Iraq policy
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B7
The United States cannot afford to leave Iraq now, President Bush argues forcefully. But the real question is whether the United States can afford to stay in Iraq if the administration continues to squander the military, financial and political resources it promised to bring to bear after it toppled Saddam Hussein.
Lawrence datebook
June 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
Commentary: Hokey opening degrades soccer fest
Tacky kickoff party is insulting, embarrassing and unnecessary, with just a few moments to remember
June 10, 2006 in print edition on C2
here’s something truly moving about seeing an entire nation come together.
Maddux moves up win chart
June 10, 2006 in print edition on C4
Greg Maddux got another milestone victory Friday night, and the Chicago Cubs beat Cincinnati, 6-5, to end the Reds’ eight-game winning streak.