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Exclusive look inside KU’s Small Business Center
June 14, 2006
Will Katz started this month as regional director for the KU Small Business Development Center, a resource for potential, new and emerging employers in Douglas and five other area counties. Here he offers an exclusive video tour of the center, which is located inside the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce building at 734 Vt. in downtown Lawrence.
Back to the Beach
June 14, 2006
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Back to the Beach.”
Second company eyes Farmland Industries site
St. Louis-based company vows to go “toe-to-toe” at auction
June 14, 2006
Second firm in two days expresses interest in defunct 467-acre fertilizer plant
Giles undergoes surgery to repair torn ligaments in thumb
June 14, 2006
Kansas University men’s basketball junior center C.J. Giles underwent surgery Wednesday to repair torn ligaments in his right thumb which occurred while working out Tuesday, KU head coach Bill Self announced.
U14 Phenix results
June 14, 2006 in print edition on Game16
The U14 Lawrence Phenix girls fast pitch team took second place in the Memorial Day Classic at Field of Dreams in Basehor on May 27-29.
West basketball camp offers early advantage
June 14, 2006 in print edition on Game14
Shots were thrown at the basket - some went in, many others did not.
Family ties, but Pirates take the prize
June 14, 2006 in print edition on Game13
There are always sibling rivalries, but have you ever heard about two cousins battling? Well, in the Heinrich League, cousins Justin Walthall of the Athletics and Dustin Walthall of the Pirates played one another at Holcom Park on Wednesday.
Rebels strike down Lightning, 9-1
June 14, 2006 in print edition on Game12
From the beginning of the game, it seemed as if the Rebels had something to prove. They wanted to avenge a lost they suffered to the Lightning earlier this season in the U12 DCABA game.
Triple play highlights Team 9 Rookie Softball game
June 14, 2006 in print edition on Game11
Friends and family filled the stands for the second T-ball game for both Team 9 and Team 11 in the Parks and Recreation league. With the hot sun streaming in their faces at Youth Sports Inc., many cheers could be heard in support of the girls, whether they were up to bat or in the outfield.
Fun-loving Mets record another win
June 14, 2006 in print edition on Game10
The Mets dugout was the place to be on June 6. The fifth- and sixth-grade team in the Parks and Rec JHawk Baseball League focus is on having fun this baseball season.
T-ball tests patience, promotes fun
June 14, 2006 in print edition on Game7
Jay Garvin had the unenviable task of lining up about 11 5- and 6-year-olds for pictures at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday. If the children weren’t paying more attention to the spectators than Garvin, they were playing with each other in the dirt at Youth Sports Inc. Of course, once everyone was in place, a late arrival forced the process to be repeated.
Bobcats, AllStars swallow fears to learn T-ball
June 14, 2006 in print edition on Game6
AllStar Macey Klima timidly stepped up to the plate at Youth Sports Inc., on June 5. It was her first time at bat during her team’s first game in the Parks and Rec Girls Intro T-Ball league. Like her teammates before her, she stepped up with trepidation and eyes wide with wonder at the ball on the tee. Then she swallowed her anxiety. She swung away. And she got a hit that sent her all the way to third base. As Klima and the AllStars soon discovered, the game was a lot about facing down anxiety and jumping feet-first into a new sport.
Hurricanes double up Blue Stars in run-filled game
Rookie Softball teams pick up pace in fourth inning
June 14, 2006 in print edition on Game5
The pace of Thursday’s Parks and Recreation Rookie Softball League match-up between the Blue Stars and Hurricanes could be summed up in one half-inning With no outs in the bottom of the fourth, the Blue Stars threatened with Naomi Dale on second and Annie Grammer on first. But a Carli Stellwagon grounder up the middle allowed the Hurricanes to turn a double play when both Dale and Grammer wound up standing on second along with a Hurricane defender who was holding the ball.
LHS shooting camp aims to improve form
June 14, 2006 in print edition on Game4
Mark Laskowski, who graduated from playing center at South Junior High School to hopefully suiting up for Lawrence High this year, said he thinks he already has a head start in his preparation for prep competition thanks to his participation in LHS basketball coach Chris Davis’ shooting camp.
Whitesox secure victory in the sixth
June 14, 2006 in print edition on Game3
A 10-all tie in the bottom of the fifth inning - that’s the last thing the Whitesox would have expected after the Pirates scored six runs in the fourth Wednesday at Holcom Park.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays KC
Aging rocker still, well, rocks
June 14, 2006
His line, “I’ll be just fine,” he said, “I’ve got my can of Sprite” brought laughter from the audience familiar with his hard drinking, wild man, “Great Balls of Fire” past.
Warm and breezy for Flag Day
More hot weather on the way
June 14, 2006
Raise the Stars and Stripes - sunny skies and afternoon breezes will make for a good Flag Day holiday.
New digs for KU duo
Collins, Arthur arrive at Kansas, start to prepare for season
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C1
Blue-chip high school basketball recruits Darrell Arthur and Sherron Collins discussed the possibility of attending the same college last Oct. 14 while sitting in the bleachers soaking in the atmosphere at “Late Night in the Phog” in Allen Fieldhouse.
Abstinence-based plan for sex education is returning
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A1
Having joined a small number of states that require parental permission before allowing students to take sex education, the State Board of Education now is considering tightening restrictions on the subject even further.
Future parks may be closer to homes
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
Parks should be easier to get to in new Lawrence neighborhoods.
Day care center waiting list could hamper faculty recruitment at KU
Hilltop leaves them hanging
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
Pat Pisani of Kansas University’s Hilltop Child Development Center laughs at the thought of advertising.
Cleanup, dismantling continues at plant site
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A4
Despite the future ownership of the property being unsure, cleanup at the former Farmland fertilizer plant is continuing.
Offer emerges for Farmland
National company seeks to clean up plant east of city
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A1
A large national firm that specializes in cleaning up environmentally-blighted properties soon will offer to buy the vacant Farmland Industries fertilizer plant east of Lawrence.
On the record
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B2
Juneteenth events begin this weekend
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B7
Saturday will mark the start of Lawrence’s third annual weeklong Juneteenth celebration with the Family Fun Festival in Burcham Park.
Commission orders audit of Aquila Inc.
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C10
The Missouri Public Service Commission on Tuesday ordered its staff to look into compensation and bonuses given to Aquila Inc. executives.
H&R Block board facing lawsuits
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C10
Two shareholder groups have filed separate lawsuits against H&R Block Inc.’s board of directors, saying the members turned a blind eye while the company sold products that led to “serious and systemic ethical and legal violations.”
Master gardeners announce honorees
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C10
The Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County announced Tuesday the recipients of the Lawrence Commercial Landscape Awards.
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C10
Hill’s, bank offering credit card for pet lovers
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C10
Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. is looking to sell more of its premium pet food with a little help from plastic.
Daily ticker
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C10
Togo coach returns to team after bizarre falling out
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C7
Otto Pfister was on the bench for Togo’s 2-1 loss to South Korea on Tuesday, temporarily stabilizing the West African team’s bizarre coaching situation.
Party on, Brazil: World’s best starts World Cup off right
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C7
Brazil brought Carnival to Germany. With the way Croatia behaved, it might not get an invite to the Brazilians’ next party.
U.S. ready to rebound
Coach challenges players after stinker
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C8
Changes are ahead for the U.S. soccer team.
Weary Oilers arrive in Carolina trailing three games to one
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C6
The Carolina Hurricanes returned home all fresh and ready to go, clearly intent on bringing the Stanley Cup final to a speedy conclusion.
Wade sparks Heat rally, 98-96
Miami erases late 13-point deficit, cuts Dallas lead to 2-1
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C6
Dwyane Wade wasn’t going to let the Heat go down in flames. Not here. Not now. Not this quickly.
Emotions run high for Woods
Father’s Day victory has been a tradition
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C8
One of Tiger Woods’ greatest thrills was winning on Father’s Day.
Mickelson unlikely New York hero
Golfer doesn’t fit the mold as a fan favorite in the Big Apple
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C8
They’re tough as nails, they like grit more than polish and they pull for players who grind it out and can take whatever the back pages of the tabloids throw at them.
Olathe athlete to focus on hoops at KU
McDonald’s All-American McCray also dominated track at Olathe East
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C3
Few Sunflower State high schoolers have been as proficient in two sports as Danielle McCray. However, as a freshman at Kansas University, McCray will be wearing only one uniform.
Sunflower Games names new director
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Sunflower State Games has named Mitch Gross its new executive director.
Raiders rebound, win pair
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Raiders rebounded from their first loss with a doubleheader sweep, defeating Olathe South, 11-0 and 9-2, Tuesday night.
Giants bail on Outlaws
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Outlaws are now six games into the baseball season, but have only taken the field twice.
D-II, juco coaches lend hand at camp
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s football camps, which wrap up this week, ultimately are run by the KU coaching staff. But as far as instructors go, the Jayhawk coaches merely make up a slice of actual whistle-blowers barking compliments and tips to hungry learners.
Commentary: Athletes and motorcycles don’t mix
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C2
The list is startling, mainly because it is so long.
Roethlisberger likely to play in ‘06
Pittsburgh quarterback’s condition upgraded to fair
June 14, 2006
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could be out of the hospital in a few days and appears likely to play this season after a bloody motorcycle accident in which his helmetless head shattered a car windshield.
Sixth St. station to replace damaged fuel tanks
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B3
Another gas station that spilled fuel when three of its underground storage tanks broke through the surface last year is slated to reopen before the month is over.
Commentary: Good guys to the rescue
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Major League Baseball Players Association protects those who are murdering the game.
Phillies careful with contract no-no’s
Roethlisberger accident brings to light what athletes can and cannot do away from field
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C5
Phillies pitcher Cory Lidle likes to fly planes in his spare time. It’s a risk, but then so is walking on freshly buffed hardwood floors near a flight of stairs.
New Royals G.M. shakes up staff
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C5
New Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore wasted little time in putting together his front office.
K.C. becomes rookie’s 4th victim
Angels’ Weaver strikes out five; Duckworth loses in first Royals start
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C1
Rookie Jered Weaver won his fourth straight start since getting promoted from the minors, and the Los Angeles Angels beat Kansas City, 4-1, Tuesday night, spoiling Brandon Duckworth’s Royals debut.
Angel food cake requires supervision for success
June 14, 2006 in print edition on D3
Why did my homemade angel food cake flop?
Jayni Carey, guest prepare fresh mozzarella for light recipes
June 14, 2006 in print edition on D2
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Making Fresh Mozzarella with Kathleen Hodge.’”
Spearmint infuses dishes with cool, refreshing flavor
June 14, 2006 in print edition on D1
Spearmint has slightly ruffled, pointed, oval leaves with prominently serrated edges, deep green color and cooling but not pungent flavor. It is found throughout Europe but was first used in food in England.
Supermarket prices make fresh fruit, veggies a luxury for some
June 14, 2006 in print edition on D1
In recent weeks, I’ve come to a startling realization while pushing my grocery cart up and down the aisles of area supermarkets, namely that the monthly food budget I’ve been carrying around in my head is not based in reality. I’ve decided that my buying power expectations are at least 10 years out of date, which accounts for the acute sense of resignation I often have when the cashier announces my total.
Presto chain fined for fuel tank leak
KDHE imposes $4,900 penalty for station suspected of causing April fire
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
A convenience-store chain has been fined $4,900 for not detecting a fuel-tank leak suspected of causing an April 30 apartment house fire that left four tenants homeless, a state official said Tuesday.
Americans show true colors on Flag Day
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
It’s a grand old flag, and today’s the day to celebrate its birthday.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
June 14, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.69 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Wheat test crop has area farmers optimistic
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
Farmer Roger Pine, also a state senator, used what he called the “old farmer method” recently when he bit into some wheat kernels to test the winter crop.
Court critic denied access to justices’ records
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
A state senator on Tuesday criticized the Kansas Supreme Court for refusing to release information related to the school finance lawsuit.
GOP split in Kansas may hint at U.S. trend
Division between moderates and conservatives expected to define presidential nomination in 2008
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A1
Mark Parkinson got his start in Republican politics at age 19, as a precinct committeeman. He served six years as a Republican state legislator, eventually becoming state Republican chairman.
Bush makes surprise visit to Baghdad
President wants to build momentum after new government is created, death of terror leader
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A1
Carried out with all the stealth and swagger of a military mission, a surprise visit to Baghdad by President Bush on Tuesday was intended to catch two waves of success: formation of a tough new government in Iraq and the killing of a reviled insurgent leader.
Cards sink Pirates
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C4
Chris Carpenter held Pittsburgh to three hits and struck out a career-high 13 in seven shutout innings in his best start since April, and Scott Rolen had four hits in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2-1 victory Tuesday night.
Halladay goes the distance
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C4
Roy Halladay pitched a six-hitter to win his seventh straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays ended a three-game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
Plate praised as best in U.S.
June 14, 2006
Diane Albert’s first design brought Kansas what amounts to the Oscar for license plates.
Teen sets record for pi recitation
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
A 15-year-old Virginia boy has set the North American record for reciting digits of pi.
Monthly injection treats alcoholism
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
Alcoholics and people who drink too much now have a new option to try to quit: a once-monthly injection of a medicine that cuts the craving for alcohol.
Skilling seeks access to frozen assets
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
Lawyers for Jeffrey Skilling have asked the government to release $60 million in assets under its control, citing the former Enron Corp. CEO’s acquittal on insider trading charges connected to the funds.
Hurricane relief fraud may exceed $1 billion
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
A federal probe has found that the government handed out as much as $1.4 billion in bogus aid to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Tropical Storm Alberto doesn’t live up to threat
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
The first tropical storm of the hurricane season was less than advertised Tuesday, bringing rain, gusty winds and some thigh-high street flooding to Florida’s Gulf Coast without blowing up into the hurricane forecasters feared.
Rove won’t be indicted, but isn’t completely off hook
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
Presidential adviser Karl Rove won’t be a criminal defendant in the CIA leak case, but he could still end up being grilled in court as a witness.
Inspiration runneth over
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A2
Every summer brings us a new AFI salute and movie clip-athon. Don’t get me wrong. I love these popcorn countdowns. But, after nine years, the themes are getting a tad vague. I’m half-dreading the day, come 2019, when the AFI launches its version of the MTV movie awards, when we finally get, “100 Years … 100 Fight Scenes … 100 Buddy Cops … 100 Second Bananas” etc.
People in the news
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Lewis suffers heart attack ¢ New role is ‘daddy’ ¢ Dylan for modern times
Self-help group, art therapy studio to meet
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Recovery and Hope Network Inc. in Douglas County is starting a “Wellness and Recovery Self Help Group” that will meet on Wednesdays.
Celebrities can’t save L.A. urban garden
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A2
Sheriff’s deputies evicted people from an urban community garden to make room for a warehouse Tuesday, touching off a furious protest in which actress Daryl Hannah and others climbed into a walnut tree or chained themselves to concrete-filled barrels. More than 40 people were arrested.
Former prime minister Charles Haughey dies
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Charles Haughey, a four-term prime minister of Ireland who had a scandal-filled career, has died. He was 80.
Royal auction a blockbuster
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Bidders clamored Tuesday for jewelry owned by the late Princess Margaret - including the tiara she wore at her wedding - during an auction that surpassed the predicted total with the sale only half over.
Nonaligned nations back Iran’s nuclear program
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Western countries pushed Tuesday for broad support on the need for Iran to freeze uranium enrichment, but nonaligned countries backed Tehran, saying all countries have the right to pursue a nuclear program for civilian use.
Assault paralyzes outspoken activist
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
A Chinese activist was struck by an assailant and left paralyzed after meeting with police to discuss an interview he gave on German television, a human rights group and a German broadcaster said Tuesday.
Militant Islamic cleric released from prison
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Authorities released militant cleric Abu Bakar Bashir from prison on Wednesday, and about 150 of his supporters jubilantly greeted him with shouts of “God is great!”
Power restored to U.S. mission
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Electricity was restored Tuesday to the U.S. mission in Cuba after Washington accused Fidel Castro’s government of deliberately cutting off the building’s power and Havana angrily denied it.
East African ministers agree to impose sanctions in Somalia
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
East African nations tried to bolster Somalia’s largely powerless government Tuesday, imposing sanctions against warlords and threatening measures against their rival Islamic militiamen.
Israel denies responsibility for deadly Gaza beach blast
Initial accounts blamed blast on military shelling
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Tuesday that Israel was not responsible for a blast that killed eight Gaza beachgoers, rebuffing Palestinian accusations that blamed an Israeli artillery round.
Physicist pegs survival of human race to space settlement
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A9
The survival of the human race depends on its ability to find new homes elsewhere in the universe because there’s an increasing risk that a disaster will destroy Earth, world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking said Tuesday.
Iraqi P.M. launches security crackdown
June 14, 2006 in print edition on A7
Iraq’s prime minister set in motion the biggest security crackdown in Baghdad since the U.S.-led invasion, with 75,000 Iraqi and U.S. troops to deploy across the strife-prone capital starting today.
U.S. is taking aim at U.N.
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B9
The United Nations is at death’s door. That’s not news; the U.N. always seems to be on the brink. This time, however, it’s our very own ambassador, John R. Bolton, who’s preparing to unplug the respirator.
Wasteful cleanup
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: I agree with the letter in Monday’s paper. They do a good job in keeping Memorial Park Cemetery mowed and clean.
Passing blame
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Regarding the suicides at Guantanamo: Does it surprise anyone that the Bush administration would blame the three dead prisoners for conspiring together to commit suicide?
Myopic action
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: “Highway Patrol check greets fans,” “Traffic moves at a snail’s pace,” “Festival in full gear” - these are in the headlines this past week in the Journal-World.
American pride
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Chris White lists several countries’ citizens who don’t scream out their enthusiasm for their nation (“Empty slogans,” June 12 Public Forum).
Protest honks
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Drivers using cell phones have, during the past year, caused me to swerve, stop abruptly or honk.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 14, 1906: “This is a season when too much attention cannot be paid to sanitary conditions in the city. Now through the summer months is when many cases of typhoid and other kinds of fever may be expected to develop and the first focus should be on cleaning our sewers and keeping them that way so hot weather does not allow dangers to multiply. “
Old home town - 25 years ago today
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B8
Local gasoline prices dropped about a nickel a gallon, with the average price around Lawrence currently running in the $1.20 to $1.25 range for regular fuel. Unleaded gasoline was slightly higher but regular was getting increasingly hard to find.
Will al-Zarqawi’s death ease Iraq violence?
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B8
When the photo of the bloodied face of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was displayed to the Baghdad press corps on Thursday, we confronted something even uglier than a mass murderer’s corpse.
SLT support gaps
There are some notable exceptions to the officials and groups who have voiced their support for moving ahead on the South Lawrence Trafficway.
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B8
A recent Journal-World news story told of U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts’ efforts to get engineering and construction of the South Lawrence Trafficway started as soon as possible.
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Wednesday, June 14
Commentary: Tour players should be tested for steroids
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C8
It has been a sport in recent years where players have mashed the long ball with stunning, stupefying regularity.
Kansas summer not so bad
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B9
The signs of summer have returned to Lawrence and Douglas County. School is out, the Wakarusa Festival has come and gone, the streets are torn up and under construction (seemingly in ways designed to maximize drivers’ frustration), and the heat of the season is slowly settling in. I think that one of the most wonderful things about college towns is that they adopt the rhythms of the academic year.
Weathering paint buys
Tests reveal products’ longevity, protection
June 14, 2006 in print edition on C10
To test the paints and stains that go on the exterior of your house, we coat multiple panels of pine siding, starting with primed wood for paint and untreated wood for stains. We place the coated panels outside our Yonkers, N.Y., headquarters on an angled rack, facing south. Then we wait.
Let’s make a dill
Proven recipes lure hungry hands into homemade pickle jars
June 14, 2006 in print edition on D1
Carolyn Glenn got hooked on pickles early.
Ungrateful view
June 14, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: When I read Monday’s story about how the Wakarusa Festival goers were upset by the police presence at the concert, I was infuriated.