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City to add parks
Every Lawrence home will be within a quarter-mile of a park
June 13, 2006
Every Lawrence home will be within a quarter-mile of a park.
Presto station back in business
June 13, 2006
A central Lawrence gas station that had leaking underground tanks that sparked a house fire in April is back in business — but must demonstrate over the next four months that its monitoring systems are working properly before its permit is permanent.
Wheat harvest under way in Douglas County
June 13, 2006
Some Douglas County farmers have begun cutting wheat.
Former Farmland Industries site has an interested buyer
Firm would clean up the 467-acre site for future development
June 13, 2006
Private clean-up company considers offer to banruptcy court for former Farmland Industries site.
Warming up today into the 80s
Hot weather expected through weekend
June 13, 2006
Lawrence’s temperatures were in the 50s this morning. But a warm-up is coming this afternoon, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “It’s a beautiful spring morning. There will be no problem as sunshine continues through the day,” Schack said.
August ballot lineups are decided
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A4
It’s kind of the political equivalent to the start of March Madness.
On the record
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
Oklahoma falls short of Series
Favored Rice claims Game 3 of Super Regional
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
Josh Rodriguez homered and drove in five runs Monday, helping rally Rice to a 9-5 win over Oklahoma for a berth in the College World Series.
Contreras cruises for Chicago
Righty wins 15th straight decision in 8-3 victory
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C4
Jose Contreras was downright nasty. His splitter was diving, his slider was breaking and the Texas Rangers were swinging and missing.
Big Ben seriously injured in crash
Steelers QB hit while riding motorcycle without helment
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C6
Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger, the youngest quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl championship, broke his jaw and nose in a motorcycle crash Monday in which he was not wearing a helmet.
Minnesota’s hometown hero now a legitimate baseball star
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C5
Joe Mauer is leading the majors in hitting, and makes it sound all so simple. Patience.
All NHL players pass drug tests
Deputy commissioner Daly says results of 1,406 exams prove there’s no problem in hockey
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C2
All drug tests given to NHL players were clean during the first season of the league’s anti-doping program, adopted last year in the labor agreement that ended the yearlong lockout.
Daughters still need fathers - even after they start liking boys
June 13, 2006 in print edition on D1
This week I wanted to run an essay I recently received from a seventh-grade girl. We haven’t used Double Take as an outlet for teen authors, but I felt this was a particularly important topic with Father’s Day coming up.
Guantanamo camp described in movie
Subjects of film describe repeated suicide attempts
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A2
Three British men formerly detained at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay and now the subjects of a new film about their experiences say they were driven to desperation knowing others had tried to kill themselves at the camp.
Destination weddings can be too costly for guests
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C8
These days it costs as much to have a wedding on average as it does to buy a new car.
Tuesdays with morons
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A2
What ever happened to truth in packaging? The “Tuesday” part of the “Tuesday Night Book Club” (9 p.m., CBS) is legit, but the “Book Club” part is a real stretch.
City to consider bringing parks closer to homes
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A1
It’s no contest. Seven-year-old Erin Scherl likes her backyard in her neighborhood south and west of Sixth Street and Monterey Way. But it can’t compete with the brightly colored slides and swings of Dad Perry Park near 13th Street and Monterey Way.
KU-MU football game slated for ABC schedule
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University football team’s regular-season finale against Missouri on Nov. 25 will be televised by ABC. Kickoff at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo., is set for 11 a.m.
Wakarusa inspections infuriate the ACLU
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
Members of the American Civil Liberties Union attempted to file an injunction to stop blanket vehicle searches outside of the Wakarusa Music Festival this weekend, saying the police action may have been unconstitutional.
Fairchild inks contract with Cleveland
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University starting pitcher Ricky Fairchild has signed a free-agent contract with the Cleveland Indians.
Rush scores passing grade
New machine likes KU player’s shooting stroke during camp workout
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C1
The eyes of 700 basketball campers were fixed on Brandon Rush as he flipped in shot after shot from the free-throw line Monday afternoon at Horejsi Center.
Foundation kicks off fundraising drive
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Schools Foundation announced plans Monday to raise $135,000 for the district’s early childhood development program.
Lawrence datebook
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
Reporter relays post-Katrina needs
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
If you’re skilled in the building trades, then Katrina victims could use your help, says a Journal-World reporter who recently helped with cleanup in two Mississippi towns.
U.S. troops kill 7 insurgents in raid, but 2 children die
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A8
U.S. troops killed seven insurgents and captured three others in a Monday raid that also left two children dead not far from the safehouse where terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi died in a U.S. bombing raid.
Stores market gifts for dad
Retailers aim to boost business with Father’s Day
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C8
This year, dads are battling it out with moms for their loved ones’ wallets.
Police activity, arrests increase at Wakarusa
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B3
Wearing flip-flops and an Ithaca College T-shirt, 20-year-old Max Winer arrived at the Douglas County Jail Monday afternoon to wait for a friend to have his first court appearance.
Lanes to close on Wakarusa Drive
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
Motorists will experience some delays Wednesday morning on Wakarusa Drive.
Final participant in drug case sentenced
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence woman received a nine-year prison sentence Friday for her role in a failed plot to kill a drug informant.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
June 13, 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.
Bachelor auction raises more than $7,500
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B3
Ten Lawrence bachelors raised more than $7,500 to provide health care to uninsured Douglas County residents Thursday by auctioning themselves off for dates.
Blind woman reports robbery near hospital
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B3
Police are looking for suspects in the strong-arm robbery of a blind woman last week outside Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Journal-World, 6News win Press Club Heart of America awards
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence Journal-World and 6News won several Kansas City Press Club 2006 Heart of America Awards last weekend.
SE Kansas community grieves deaths in Costa Rica
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
Brett Carlson’s Spanish classes at Labette County High School here were always so full students had to wait until their sophomore year to get in, because so many upperclassmen wanted to take them.
Plaintiffs: School finance bill fails grade
Lawsuit contends legislation provides inadequate funding
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas public schools will be shortchanged by nearly $1 billion over the next three years, according to plaintiff school districts that have sued the state.
Feeling the burn
Bulldog Days encourage healthy living in Baldwin
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C1
At age 50, Mike Everett still wants to remain in top physical condition. “I’m just a fitness fanatic. I can’t get enough, man,” Everett, a Lawrence insurance agent and Baldwin resident, said. “You put me on the court with a 25-year-old and I’m taking him to the rack.”
Team USA opens with a thud
Americans in tough spot after 3-0 loss to Czech Republic in debut
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C1
The United States looked like a bewildered World Cup newcomer again. The Americans didn’t just lose Monday, they were routed, roughed up and run over by the Czech Republic, a 3-0 crusher that put the Americans in danger of first-round elimination.
Aldrich invited to tryouts
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C3
Future Kansas University basketball center Cole Aldrich is one of 23 players invited to the USA Basketball Men’s Under-18 team tryouts Friday through Sunday at the University of Texas-San Antonio.
Justices facilitate death row appeals
Inmates given more leeway regarding lethal injection, DNA
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A1
In two rulings on Monday, the Supreme Court opened the door to throngs of new death-row appeals involving lethal injection and DNA evidence, though the justices seemed to cast doubt in both cases about how successful those appeals might be.
Coffee may reduce alcohol’s effects on liver
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A5
Coffee may counteract alcohol’s poisonous effects on the liver and help prevent cirrhosis, researchers say.
Navy develops smaller, faster ships
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A5
Sailor, these are not your father’s warships. The first of a new breed of Navy ship - faster and easier to maneuver - is expected to launch later this year to meet threats including modern-day pirates and terrorists who turn speedboats into suicide weapons.
Robert Byrd becomes longest-serving senator
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
At the age of 88, Sen. Robert Byrd on Monday became the longest-serving senator in history, a milestone in a career that once put him on Richard Nixon’s short list for the Supreme Court and now makes him an icon of the left.
Scientists discover new hammerhead shark
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
Scientists have discovered a species of hammerhead shark off the South Carolina coast, making it the ninth known species of the distinctively shaped predators. The shark, which the researchers are calling the “cryptic species,” is thought to be at risk of extinction because it may exist only off the South Carolina coast. University of South Carolina biologist Joe Quattro, along with Jim Grady of the University of New Orleans and Trey Driggers at the National Marine Fisheries Service, discovered the species.
Santana stymies Royals
Angels hurler tosses six innings of shutout ball
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C1
Ervin Santana took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning and Dallas McPherson drove in two runs Monday night, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Woodling: Prospects parked in Wichita
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C1
Those of you with a penchant for perusing potential should check out the Wichita Wranglers.
Fire station follows model for public art
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A1
He’ll be the biggest and stoutest firefighter at Lawrence Fire Station No. 5, and - go figure - his full-time job will be as a greeter.
Government defends domestic spying
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
The government’s warrantless domestic spying faced its first courtroom test Monday, with the Bush administration arguing that the program is well within the president’s authority but that proving it would require revealing state secrets.
Judge shot, wounded at Reno courthouse
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
A family court judge was shot and wounded as he stood near a third-floor courthouse window Monday, and police were looking for man suspected in a slaying across town who had appeared before the judge in a divorce case.
Guard troops scare migrants away from border, officials say
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
The arrival of U.S. National Guard troops in Arizona has scared off illegal Mexican migrants along the border, significantly reducing crossings, according to U.S. and Mexican officials.
New York joins private stem cell effort
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
A courier will hand over vials of human embryonic stem cells at a nondescript office building in Washington Heights this week, where they will become research material at the newest private laboratory set up to circumvent federal limits on human embryo research.
Hurricane warning issued in Florida
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
More than 20,000 people along Florida’s Gulf Coast were ordered to clear out Monday as Alberto - the first tropical storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season - unexpectedly picked up steam and threatened to come ashore as a hurricane.
Comeback kids
Milwaukee rallies to beat Cincinnati
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C4
Moments after his first major-league victory was clinched, left-hander Zach Jackson met the two dozen relatives who drove in from Pittsburgh and presented them with two game-used baseballs.
Tiger has Winged Foot buzzing
Woods returns after lengthy layoff
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C6
The U.S. Open didn’t start Monday, it only felt that way.
Heat need home improvement
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C6
Outside Bongo’s Cuban Cafe, workers in golf carts whizzed around the home of the Miami Heat preparing for the first NBA finals game in South Florida.
Grimsley tagged with suspension
Agent for former Royals reliever says client likely isn’t coming back to baseball
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C5
Embattled pitcher Jason Grimsley was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on Monday, less than a week after federal agents raided his home during an investigation into performance-enhancing drugs.
Tribe wants more punch for race
Cleveland G.M.‘trying to fix things’ as season hits halfway point
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C5
Still searching. That was the message that General Manager Mark Shapiro, who remains bent on finding a way to keep the Indians viable contenders for the playoffs, delivered Monday.
City seeks input on development issues
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B8
The city is seeking focus groups made up of area residents to help it determine how to improve its planning and development processes.
County approves replat, defers rezoning request
June 13, 2006
A final replat for Eagle Ridge subdivision No. 2 allowing construction of a barn on property southwest of Lawrence was approved Monday by the Douglas County Commission.
K-State running back suspended
Clayton to miss opener as result of battery conviction
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C2
Thomas Clayton, Kansas State’s leading rusher last year, has been suspended for one game following a misdemeanor battery conviction and will miss the Sept. 2 season opener against Illinois State.
Carolina on the cusp
Hurricanes grab 3-1 lead with road triumph
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C6
A flick of the stick. A quick grab with the glove. A perfectly placed shot.
Presidential candidates get grilled, MTV-style
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Mexico’s conservative presidential candidate hasn’t smoked pot. But he’s OK with miniskirts in the office.
Rulers honor world’s longest-reigning monarch
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Royalty from around the world Monday watched a spectacular procession of gilded boats honoring Thailand’s king, the world’s longest-reigning monarch celebrating his 60th anniversary on the throne.
Little progress in Iran probe, inspector says
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
The head of the U.N. atomic watchdog agency told a 35-nation meeting Monday he had made little progress in his probe of suspicious aspects of Iran’s nuclear program.
Palestinian security men go on anti-Hamas rampage in West Bank
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Hundreds of Palestinian security men loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas went on a rampage against the Hamas-led government Monday, riddling the parliament building and Cabinet offices with bullets before setting them ablaze in retaliation for an attack by Hamas gunmen in the Gaza Strip.
Gale winds cut power to New Zealand city
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Gale force winds battering northern New Zealand cut power to the nation’s biggest city on Monday, while heavy snow from a cold snap collapsed roofs and blanketed much of the country’s south.
Darfur refugees face many threats
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Armed with heavy automatic rifles and a rocket launcher, 18 African Union peacekeepers warily patrol Zamzam, a sprawling camp of thatched huts and makeshift tents where some 40,000 people have sought refuge from Darfur’s violence.
Leaders order release of last jailed rebels
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Nepal’s new administration on Monday began freeing the last of the country’s jailed communist rebels, helping peace talks move forward, government and rebel officials said.
Security forces kill militants in Afghanistan
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Security forces raided a southern Afghan village and killed 15 suspected militants, including a relative of Taliban leader Mullah Omar, while fighting and attacks elsewhere left 25 people dead, an army general said Monday.
Net puts entertainment back in hands of masses
June 13, 2006 in print edition on D1
More than 100 years ago, in the days before widespread electrical power, there was no such thing as an entertainment industry - at least, not as we know it today. Instead, entertainment took a little industry.
Construction set for living center
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C8
Skilled Healthcare LLC, operator of eight Vintage Park Assisted Living centers in Kansas, plans to start construction this week of its ninth: Vintage Park at Ottawa.
Midland elects three new board members
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C8
Midland Care Connection Inc.’s Board of Directors has elected three members to serve on the board: Chuck Karlan, Eileen Langley and Kathy Selig.
Contractor hires project manager
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C8
Louis Lee has joined the management team of Brien Plumbing and Remodeling Co., Lawrence, as its new construction and remodeling project manager. Lee recently retired from the U.S. Navy Civilian Service.
Commodities
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C8
Survey: Most dads just want a card
June 13, 2006 in print edition on C8
He taught you how to ride a bicycle, warded off the monsters under your bed and was your No. 1 fan on game day. So have you bought Dad anything for Father’s Day yet?
Kline supporters take shots at Morrison
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A4
Atty. Gen. Phill Kline filed Monday for re-election, and his supporters immediately went after opponent Paul Morrison over a new law that increases the sentences of those convicted of sex crimes.
County races attract few candidates
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A4
Only one primary county office is up for grabs this year, and it now has only one candidate: The incumbent.
Poll: Tweens’ health a seasonal issue
June 13, 2006 in print edition on D2
Summer can be tough on tweens.
People in the news
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ It’s a girl for Damon and wife ¢ Mia Farrow returns to Darfur ¢ Writing the book on comedy ¢ Jason Bateman and wife expecting their first child
Old home town - 100 years ago today
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 13, 1906: “The attitude of political independence of The World puzzles old-line politicians who hold to the idea that our paper ought to stay out of politics altogether or line up with a party and its members and agree with anything it does. Neither of these is acceptable and we will continue our policy of independent support or opposition in matters political. “
Old home town - 40 years ago today
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
A Journal-World survey showed that while the city still had no public swimming pool as such, there were at least 40 pools of a private and semi-private nature in the community. Lawrence was one of only two or three cities of comparable size in Kansas that had no public pool, despite periodic efforts to establish one.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
A tug-of-war was shaping up over a new plan that would change the way the state determined its agency budgets. The Kansas Board of Regents was due to be one of the first involved in the contest. Criticizing the new budget process as a move designed to take political heat off Gov. John Carlin, some regents were hinting they would put up at least mild resistance to the proposal as they began shaping the fiscal year 1983 budgets.
Worthy event
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Lawrence Relay for Life sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
Iraq mess
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I listen to the news on TV and read the newspapers.
Roles clarified
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I am writing to correct a note in a sidebar contained in the article entitled “Homeless shelter works to be better neighbor” (Journal-World, June 5).
Diversity ruling is significant
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B7
Reading Supreme Court tea leaves is always dangerous, but its decision to review two related cases on whether the desire for diversity can justify legally sanctioned racial discrimination could be a very big deal.
GOP barbs weak, misplaced
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B7
People who live in mud huts should not throw mud, especially if it comes from their own roofs. As Scripture says, don’t point to the speck in your neighbor’s eye when you have a piece of kindling in your own.
Successful event
The dedicated efforts of a rural Lawrence woman produced a memorable event for Lawrence and a group of World War II Rangers.
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
Congratulations and thanks to Marsha Henry Goff for a superb job in securing and organizing last weekend’s reunion in Lawrence of U.S. Army Rangers from World War II.
Horoscopes
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Tuesday, June 13
What’s pumping them up?
The science behind those high gasoline prices that have your parents grumbling at the pump
June 13, 2006 in print edition on D1
Gasoline prices have been soaring lately. You probably hear your parents grumbling every time they fill up the car or minivan. But why is this happening? Here are some answers.
Tough tactics warranted to fight terrorism
June 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
About the 1991 Gulf War and America’s strategy to oust Saddam Hussein’s army from Kuwait, Gen. Colin Powell famously said: “First, we’re going to cut it off, then we’re going to kill it.”
Violent crime on the increase in 2005, FBI figures show
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A8
FBI statistics Monday confirmed what big cities like Philadelphia, Houston, Cleveland and Las Vegas have seen on the streets: Violent crime in the U.S. is on the rise, posting its biggest one-year increase since 1991.
County pursues consolidation of recreation services
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A1
The idea of consolidating Douglas County and Lawrence city parks and recreation services is an old one, but it’s an idea local leaders are willing to reconsider.
New voting machines improve poll position
County expects to see speedier returns
June 13, 2006 in print edition on A1
Coming soon to a polling station near you: one of Douglas County’s new voting machines.