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Archive for Sunday, June 11, 2006

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Historical novelist to sign new book
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D3
Tom Mach, Lawrence resident and author of the historical novel “All Parts Together,” will sign copies of his new book at 2 p.m. Saturday at Borders, 700 N.H.
Best sellers
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D3
KU dance department announces residencies
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D4
Kansas University’s dance department will be host to two guest artist residents for the 2006-2007 school year.
NPR show to visit Kansas City
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D4
NPR’s weekly news quiz show “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me” is coming Thursday to Kansas City, Mo., for a live show hosted by KCUR, 98.3FM.
Baldwin theater plans ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D4
The Baldwin City Community Theatre will present “Little Shop of Horrors” later this month with cast members from Baldwin, Lawrence, Topeka and Gardner.
Poet’s showcase
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D3
“The Colors of a Summer Evening,” by Mary Suggs
Kline trades criticisms with rival at 1st meeting
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Five months before the general election, Atty. Gen. Phill Kline and challenger Paul Morrison were in full campaign mode Saturday.
Road work headaches here to stay
After Kasold project is finished, a decade worth of repairs remain
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
Consider it practice, Lawrence drivers. As construction crews rebuild portions of Kasold Drive, you’re stopping and going, honking and waving - or at least we’ll call that waving - as you attempt to navigate the one-lane bottleneck that used to be one of the city’s main north-south thoroughfares.
After three days of music, madness, heat and police, Wakarusa hits high note
Crowds soak up atmosphere, tunes
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
Bainbridge Fitzgerald, 7, was ready to hear the band Keller Williams & the Keels take the stage Saturday evening at the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival. It was the soon-to-be third-grader at Wakarusa Valley School’s third Wakarusa festival. His family’s mere presence this year is a testament to their enthusiasm for tunes and the event’s outdoor atmosphere.
For Girl Scout volunteer, cookies come with job
June 11, 2006
Wouldn’t you like to help make decisions on new Girl Scout cookie flavors?
Rangers reunion wraps up with stories of old times
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B4
Saturday was mostly a day to relax and tell stories with old friends for the World War II Army Rangers and their families who met for a reunion this week in Lawrence.
New York meeting prompts romance
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D8
When Margot Keizer first met Michael Zigmont, she was with a group of friends having a drink after work. Michael had been invited by a Wall Street co-worker, who was Margot’s former classmate at the University of Virginia.
3 detainees hang themselves in first Guantanamo deaths
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
Three Guantanamo Bay detainees hanged themselves with nooses made of sheets and clothes, the commander of the detention center said Saturday. They were the first reported deaths among the hundreds of men held at the base for years without charge.
Girl accidentally injured by riding lawn mower
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B3
A 2-year-old girl visiting her great-grandparents’ home in Eudora Saturday morning was sent to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., after her mother accidentally backed over her foot with a lawn mower.
Lawrence commuter report
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B3
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Violent wreck ends in chase, arrests, demolished cars
Drunken driving suspected in Haskell Avenue crash
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
A suspected drunken driver ran a stop sign, smashed two cars and ran away from the scene Saturday afternoon in East Lawrence.
Tonganoxie Days wrap up at fairgrounds
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
Cars. Barbecue. Danni Boatwright. Hello, Tonganoxie.
Wreck injures four
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
Four people were injured and two flown to area hospitals Saturday evening after a driver fell asleep, causing a two-vehicle head-on accident in northwestern Douglas County.
On the record
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
Candidates for governor attack Sebelius
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B5
Republicans seeking to unseat Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Saturday that she has failed in taking the lead in the school finance debate and developing the economy.
Lawrence datebook
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
Technology group to have open house
June 11, 2006 in print edition on C10
The Lawrence Technology Assn. is inviting the public to an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Campbell-Becker building, 1321 Wakarusa Drive. The event will be sponsored by Netopia, CritiTech and Campbell-Becker.
Buying long-term care insurance - a gamble
June 11, 2006 in print edition on C10
We’ve all heard horror stories about elderly people who can’t take care of themselves moving into costly nursing homes and “outliving their money.”
President calls for vote on establishing state
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
Moderate President Mahmoud Abbas, defying the Hamas militants who run the government, said Saturday that Palestinians would vote next month on whether to establish a state alongside Israel, effectively recognizing the Jewish nation.
Midwestern wind-power projects are halted
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
More than 130 wind turbines are proposed for the hilltops of central Wisconsin, but that project and at least 11 others have been halted by the Defense Department as it studies whether the projects could interfere with military radar.
Leaders say economy is strong despite jitters
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
Finance ministers from the world’s most industrialized nations were upbeat about the global economy Saturday despite global jitters about rising interest rates and tumbling stocks.
Tropical depression forms in NW Caribbean
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
A tropical depression in the Caribbean headed toward Florida on Saturday and was expected to become the first named storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season.
Religious factions are battling to determine Somalia’s future
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
Islamic militants in Somalia have succeeded where the United Nations, the United States and a gallery of warlords and clan elders failed: They have, for now, brought peace to Mogadishu.
Small donations are lifting Democrats
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
A surge in small, individual contributions is lifting Democratic campaigns this year and is helping close a Republican fundraising advantage that has existed for years in national politics, according to Federal Election Commission data.
Issues of fatigue vexing nuclear power industry
June 11, 2006
The nuclear power industry is so shorthanded that workers often put in numbingly long hours on the job, with critics warning that safety at nuclear plants could be endangered by employee fatigue.
Transplanted cadaver tissue puts patients at risk
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A4
Don’t worry, the doctor told Brian Lykins’ parents, as he prepared to use cartilage from a cadaver to fix their son’s knee.
Marine sergeant says rules were followed in Haditha
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A5
A sergeant who led a squad of Marines during the incident in Haditha, Iraq, that left as many as 24 civilians dead said his unit did not intentionally target any civilians, followed military rules of engagement and never tried to cover up the shootings, his attorney said.
Bush prepares for summit on Iraq strategy
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A7
President Bush is walking a fine line with a high-profile, two-day Camp David summit on Iraq.
More than 500 deaths in last three weeks
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A7
The deadliest three weeks of violence since the fall of the Taliban has left more than 500 people dead, the U.S-led coalition said Saturday.
Al-Zarqawi may be gone, but his web remains
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A7
Although Abu Musab al-Zarqawi made a name for himself with savage exploits in Iraq, he spent years building a web of international connections that, combined with his flair for self-promotion, had a profound impact on Islamic extremism worldwide.
Insurgents release video of beheading
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A7
Insurgents signaled the fight is still on after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s death, posting an Internet video Saturday showing the beheading of three alleged Shiite death squad members in revenge for killing Sunnis.
Immigration policy hurts plight of gay couples
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A9
As Americans debate the merits of immigration reform, some gay activists are using the moment to highlight the plight of gay, bi-national couples who sometimes are forced apart by an immigration policy that disregards their relationships.
Global warming is occurring, outdoorsmen say in poll
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A9
Duck season? Not yet. Rabbit season? Not until fall.
Rice crushes Oklahoma, 10-4
June 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
A big first inning for the Rice hitters put the Owls a step closer to the College World Series.
Sanders dandy, but Royals fall
June 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
Tampa Bay’s lineup is much more dangerous when Jorge Cantu and Rocco Baldelli are healthy.
Raiders roll into finals of tourney
June 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Raiders notched their second straight 11-1 victory Saturday, rolling over Ozark (Mo.) in the semifinals of the Kickapoo Legion baseball tournament.
Battle takes 5th in shot
June 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Sheldon Battle added a sixth All-America honor to his resume on Saturday.
Top seed falls in semis
Stoner hustles through quarterfinals
June 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
The ball came so close to the fence at the Lawrence Tennis Center that Jim Stoner nearly collided with the chain link trying to return the shot.
Against the odds, devotees are fighting to save Yiddish
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A10
Itche Goldberg and Jason Rubin are separated in age by 82 years, but they’re linked by a common passion for an ancient Jewish language that threatens to slip into obscurity.
Gomez wins rematch, slips into Open final
June 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
If there were a Cinderella at the Lawrence Adult Tennis Open on Saturday, his name was Javier Gomez.
Huggy Bear’s new ‘Cats
New K-State coach settles in
June 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
Alumni from the Kansas State veterinary school who expected to see the in-your-face, intimidating, hollering figure they had seen on television, never caught even a glimpse of such a man during a luncheon at the student union.
Chicago slips past Tribe in 11
After falling behind, White Sox storm back for win
June 11, 2006 in print edition on C4
Tadahito Iguchi singled home Pablo Ozuna in the 11th inning Saturday, and the Chicago White Sox rallied for two runs against closer Bob Wickman in a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
Churches air services on TV
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B8
In many Kansas towns, the faithful no longer have to rise from their couches to worship because an increasing number of local churches are now airing their services on television.
In search of a scoring drive
Keegan: Lions’ Wedd shuns typical mechanics
June 11, 2006 in print edition on C6
His drives don’t follow the most distance-friendly path. They fade, which steals yards, instead of draw, which adds yards. His putting stroke is on the herky-jerky side, yet his long ones almost always seem to come to rest close to the cup.
Library organizes coin-collecting seminar
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D2
Novice numismatists and those just thinking about starting a coin collection are encouraged to attend “Introduction to Coin Collecting” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Cars, art paired for K.C. museum event
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D4
Fire up your engine for Father’s Day and visit a display of souped-up street rods, cruisers and other vehicles at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Mo.
Hope chests make longtime family keepsakes
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D5
In earlier centuries, every bride was expected to have a hope chest or dower chest. Girls living before 1900 were expected to start weaving and sewing sheets, towels, tablecloths, lace, quilts and other textiles to be used when they married.
Poor welcome
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I would like to offer my sympathy to those attending the Wakarusa Music Festival.
Batman meets Aladdin
Egyptian comics creator hopes U.S. ready for heroine
June 11, 2006
If Batman had a twin sister, her name most likely would be Aya, “princess of darkness.”
WSU pair shocks Kansas duo
Wichita State’s Potter and Hermreck win Four-Ball Championship despite KU team’s hot start
June 11, 2006
Zechariah Potter calls himself lucky. Shortly after he and partner Brandon Hermreck won the finals of the Kansas Four-Ball Championship Sunday, he talked about all the breaks and good bounces they had received.
Where East meets West
Inspired by travels, Lawrence couple create Japanese garden
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D1
It all began with an innocent-looking bamboo plant.
Wisdom later in life beats blissful ignorance
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D2
Throughout my growing-up years, I read - as did my father before me - the plaque on my grandmother’s wall: “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts!”
Coulter venom
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Now we know that the 9-11 widows are “broads,” enjoying their millionaire status!
Mid-term elections are tough to predict
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
So, bottom line, both parties are going into the summer doldrums and the fall campaign with no idea how the midterm battle for control of Congress and most governorships will turn out.
Flirtation with Gore should worry Democrats
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
Pfff! It was gone before you noticed it. But there was a brief Al Gore boomlet in the past few weeks, pretty much snuffed out by his own avowal that he’s probably not going to seek the presidency in 2008. Yet unlike other political boomlets of the past (and future), this one had a meaning. For Democrats, it was sobering.
Coulter’s nastiness is nothing new
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
Apparently, it’s news that Ann Coulter is a nasty piece of work.
Insurgency didn’t die with al-Zarqawi
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
On Dec. 13, 2003, officials in the United States, Britain and other coalition nations swelled with pride at the words of L. Paul Bremer III, the chief U.S. administrator in Iraq: “Ladies and gentlemen, we got him!”
Waste of time
After two days of hearings, a Kansas House investigation of contacts between state senators and a Supreme Court justice seems to be going nowhere.
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
Kansans looking for any significant new information or action to come from a legislative investigation of contacts between two state senators and a state Supreme Court justice are likely to be disappointed.
Horoscopes
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, June 11, 2006
People in the news
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Pitt, Jolie leave Namibia with children in tow ¢ ‘Dawson’s Creek’ actor Hudson ties the knot ¢ Paris Hilton, ‘swarmed by paparazzi,’ has fender-bender
Survey shows tattoos firmly in the mainstream
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A2
A sun shines on Dan Yu’s back, alongside a swimming koi fish. A tree soon may grow on his arm.
Plea to festival-goers: Bring your plastic
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D1
I am standing in line at the liquor store watching two dazed and confused Wakarusa Festival-goers pay for large bottles of tequila in small change.
Youth theater to present comedy
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D2
The Lawrence Arts Center’s Summer Youth Theatre Program will perform “The Tales of the Arabian Nights Mice” this month with a cast of more than 50 students. The comedy will feature a Sinbad rap and band of limelight-loving thieves.
Arts center selects scholarship winners
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D4
The Lawrence Arts Center has selected the recipients of the Carmine Ballere Dance Scholarship for the 2006-2007 year. Adriana Gramly, daughter of Marlena and David Gramly, and Juliet Remmers, daughter of Bill and Ruth Remmers, were selected. Olivia Fox, daughter of Laura and Bryan Fox, was selected as an alternate. Auditions for the scholarships were in May.
Norway’s Hurra Torpedo plays everything but the kitchen sink
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D1
Hurra Torpedo just added a new instrument to its repertoire. It’s a vertical two-door refrigerator which, when bashed with a bicycle seat, should have a nice ring to it.
Find answers to questions about streets here
June 11, 2006 in print edition on A8
St. John’s early festival parade commemorates Latino heritage
June 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
The girls along Massachusetts Street waved the skirts of their bright Chiapas wedding dresses in rhythm, dancing in the street for 25 years of Lawrence Latino culture.
Housing transformation
Investors fix up apartments, sell as condos
June 11, 2006 in print edition on C10
Ronda Davis’ apartment is about to become a condominium. Now she’ll just have to decide whether to buy in.
Jazil rallies from last place
Eighteen-year-old jockey rides colt to Belmont win
June 11, 2006 in print edition on C5
For a few minutes, thoroughbred racing escaped the shadow of Barbaro.
Heat promising big things in Game 2
Handled by Dallas in Game 1, Miami planning to get down and dirty in attempt to even series
June 11, 2006 in print edition on C2
More Shaq. More Rileyball. A whole lot less finesse.
Late goal gives Edmonton chance
Oilers make up ground on ‘Canes with home-ice victory
June 11, 2006
Edmonton finally figured out a way to beat Cam Ward, and now the Oilers are right back in the Stanley Cup finals with a 2-1 win over Carolina.
Van Go announces fundraising event
June 11, 2006 in print edition on D2
Barbecue, boat rides and live music will be part of the third-annual “What Floats Your Boat?” fundraiser for Van Go Mobile Arts JAMS (Jobs in the Arts Make Sense.)