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Chat with Robert Foster, director of Lawrence City Band
June 15, 2006
The director of the Lawrence City Band answers questions about his favorite Sousa march and preparing for performances.
Nuss to face complaint of alleged judicial ethics violations
June 15, 2006
In the first such case for Kansas, state Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss will face accusations Aug. 10 that he violated judicial rules.
Breezy and hot today
Thunderstorm chances increase for the weekend
June 15, 2006
A hot, sunny and windy afternoon is in store for Lawrence. But the dry spell may be ending this weekend, as thunderstorms chances increase Saturday through Monday, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Sci-fi book signing planned at Oread Books
June 15, 2006 in print edition on D2
Kansas University’s Oread Books plans a book signing featuring 10 noted authors of science fiction and fantasy on July 8.
Son’s illness a trial for family
With rising medical bills, stress, parents feel they’ve fallen through the cracks
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A1
Two-year-old Conner Clary refuses to eat. He doesn’t feel hungry and rarely shows interest in food. But every cell in his body thirsts for nutrients, and his blood is dangerously low in iron - a deficiency that inspires the toddler’s strange cravings.
FBI inquiry under way in conduct of police
Some allege that officers posed as federal agents
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A1
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is questioning whether Lawrence Police officers have improperly posed as federal agents when interrogating suspects, the Journal-World has learned.
Randall has long love affair with treacherous course
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C1
To a couple of generations of golf fans, mere mention of Winged Foot, site of the U.S. Open that tees off this morning, conjures images of a young and determined Hale Irwin surviving an impossibly difficult course and winning the U.S. Open with a seven-over-par 287 in 1974.
Bush to designate marine sanctuary
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush plans today to designate an island chain spanning nearly 1,400 miles of the Pacific northwest of Hawaii as a national monument, creating the largest protected marine reserve in the world, according to sources familiar with the plan.
Gas prices spark jump in inflation
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
Surging gasoline prices helped trigger another big increase in consumer inflation in May, and one closely watched price gauge rose at the fastest pace in 11 years.
National sweep nets nearly 2,100 illegal immigrants
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
A swarm of federal immigration agents sped silently, headlights off, down a Boston side street early Wednesday and surrounded an apartment house.
Conjoined twin girls separated in marathon surgery
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
Ten-month-old conjoined twins attached from the lower chest to the pelvis were separated Wednesday after a daylong operation, a hospital spokesman said.
Hamas minister secures millions in cash
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
Hours after angry civil servants stormed parliament, the Palestinian foreign minister came back Wednesday from a trip to Muslim nations carrying luggage stuffed with $20 million in cash for his money-starved government.
Homeless man arrested in stabbing of 4 people
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C3
A homeless man was arrested Wednesday in the stabbing of four people, including three tourists, who were attacked in a 12-hour span in Manhattan.
Bomb on bus kills 10 as sweeping anti-Taliban offensive launched
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A6
A bomb hidden on a bus carrying Afghan laborers from a coalition base in southern Afghanistan exploded Thursday, killing 10 and wounding 15, police said.
Security crackdown causes dip in violence
Bush vows U.S troops will continue to support Iraq
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A6
Government forces fanned out across Baghdad on Wednesday, setting up checkpoints, frisking motorists and causing huge traffic jams on the first day of the largest security operation in Iraq’s capital since Saddam Hussein’s ouster three years ago.
Teacher conquers his ‘Waterloo’
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A2
As long as there have been troubled high schools, surly and confused students and idealistic teachers who “give a damn,” there have been movies and TV shows about them.
Marriage was planned in MySpace match
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A7
The mother of a West Bank man who invited a 16-year-old American to the Mideast to get married says she is distraught that the teenager has returned home and hopes to bring the couple together.
Photos show rodent long thought extinct
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A7
The first pictures showing a live specimen of a rodent species once thought to have been extinct for 11 million years have been taken by a retired Florida State University professor and a Thai wildlife biologist.
Governor’s Arts Awards recognize Lawrence standouts
June 15, 2006
Two of the eight recipients of the 2006 Governor’s Arts Awards are from Lawrence. Dee Hansen, associate professor of music education at Baker University, was recognized for her role as an arts advocate. Dave and Gunda Hiebert were singled out for their vigorous support for the arts as patrons.
Out & about
Lawrence couple build gardens around gems that outshine standard sheds
June 15, 2006 in print edition on D1
I’ve been searching for inspiration for a little structure to build or buy for my own property, something to store items like bikes, the mower and gardening equipment. The pre-built garden sheds at hardware stores and big-box retailers make me cringe. Why toil away to make the domicile attractive just to erect a tin box next to a lush flower bed?
Chamber to thank area businesses
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C8
Now that Lawrence city commissioners have proclaimed June as Business Appreciation Month, leaders at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce have organized several events to say thanks to businesses and their employees.
Daily ticker
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C8
Commodities
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C8
Deadline looms for consolidating student loans
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C8
Just as hurricane season comes every year, so too does the quandary of whether students and their parents should consolidate student loans.
2nd firm interested in Farmland
Company wants mixed-use site with residences, retail, industry
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A1
A second company says it wants to buy the dormant and polluted Farmland Industries fertilizer plant east of Lawrence, and there still may be others waiting in the wings.
Giles sidelined by thumb injury
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University junior forward C.J. Giles had surgery Wednesday to repair torn ligaments in his right thumb.
Ellenbecker shines in sweep
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C3
Lawrence Raiders coach Troy Wingert tells his pitchers to work fast on the mound against their opponents.
City products want Kansas to end streak
Trio of local gridiron stars to suit up for Greater Kansas City football clash
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C3
Members of the Kansas team’s defense plastered tape on their helmets that said “five years” as a reminder in practice this week.
Arthur soars at scrimmage
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C1
Darrell Arthur caught a pair of well-timed alley-oop passes and slammed the basketball through the Horejsi Center goal with force.
Wing and a prayer
Mickelson looking to extend major run
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C1
Phil Mickelson once took the day off before a major to attend the Buffalo Bills’ training camp. Two years ago at the Ryder Cup, he spent his final day of practice on an adjacent course being used for overflow parking and corporate chalets.
Kansas City does little things right in victory
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C1
Matt Stairs drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the eighth inning and Mark Grudzielanek homered, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
Woodling: Kelloggs two-deep on talent
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C1
When I opened Wednesday morning’s Journal-World sports section to page 3C, my attention was quickly drawn to the four-column picture at the top.
Heat’s Wade hurting after leading Game 3 rally
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C5
Favoring a stiff left knee, Dwyane Wade hobbled to the yellow maintenance cart and slipped onto its flatbed. He propped himself up against the front seat and settled back for the short ride to the Heat’s locker room.
Short-handed goal keeps Oilers alive
Edmonton headed home trailing, 3-2
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Edmonton Oilers were short-handed, just as they’ve been since the first game of the Stanley Cup finals.
Mumps cases in county reach a record level
Outbreak has educational value for emergency, bioterror training
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A1
It’s not the kind of record that Douglas County and state health experts wanted, but it has helped them prepare for a more serious emergency or bioterror attack.
Rockies outslug Nationals
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C4
Jamey Carroll hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning, Garrett Atkins had four RBIs and the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 14-8 Wednesday.
Family tradition: Father’s Day holds extra meaning for Wood Bros.
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C6
As Jon Wood was growing up in one of stock car racing’s first families, his father, Eddie, kept making him the same promise.
Spain sparkles in World Cup opener
Germany scores in injury time to defeat Poland, 1-0
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C2
Spain looks ready to lose its title of perennial underachiever in the World Cup. The Spaniards routed Ukraine, 4-0, Wednesday in Group H, getting two goals from David Villa and one spectacular strike from Fernando Torres.
Correction
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B2
“Back to the Beach: More Seaside Recipes” is the program for this week’s “Jayni’s Kitchen.” The incorrect program listing ran in Wednesday’s Journal-World. The correct recipes are available online at www.ljworld.com.
On the record
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B2
Doctors seek warning labels to get Americans to eat less salt
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A8
The nation’s largest doctors group is pushing for new warning labels - for food.
GED commencement set for today
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence district’s Adult Learning Center will stage its annual GED commencement service at 7 p.m. today at Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.
City inches toward tighter retail regulations
Proposal aims to avoid high vacancy rates
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
Listen up, Dillards, Macy’s, Lowe’s or any other large retailer looking to locate in Lawrence: City leaders are closer to creating a more stringent process for stores to win approval to locate in the city.
Collector amasses $14,000 to give charity
Keys to success include paperwork, flexible hours
June 15, 2006
Bob Silipigni has it down to a science. Often when people see someone walking door-to-door soliciting in their neighborhood, they can become busy in a hurry. They hop in the shower, try to fix a leaky faucet or do anything to keep from having to answer the door.
Music camp draws hundreds
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
Dylan Foster is singing in the choir at music camp and loving it - except for one thing.
Judge orders restitution in group home case
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B8
Acknowledging that full payment is unlikely, a federal judge has ordered a couple convicted of defrauding and abusing disabled residents in the group home they operated to make restitution of nearly $535,000.
Principal praises three teens who drowned
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B8
Three Kansas teenagers who died in a weekend swimming accident off Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast were destined for good things, their high school principal said.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 15, 1906: “James Colton, the modest-looking man who leaps some 80 feet from a balloon into a net every afternoon at the local street fair, is planning a real thriller for next season, a loop-the-loop where he rides a bicycle down an incline and does a mid-air loop before landing. He says he will perfect the act over the winter.”
Old home town - 25 years ago today
June 15, 2006
Consideration of city involvement in the restoration of the Lawrence Opera House topped the commission agenda. A spokesman for the Downtown Lawrence Assn. indicated the DLA intended to use the discussion as a springboard to broaden talks on the formation of a downtown improvement district. The building near Seventh and Massachusetts was for sale.
Courtesy lacking
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: In response to Chris White’s letter of June 12, he is right!
Police presence
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Police loudspeakers are awful alarm clocks.
Farmland Industries plant timeline
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A5
Foot in mouth
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: After hearing about President Bush’s latest trip to Iraq, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said, “I don’t know what the purpose of the president’s trip is, but then again, I don’t know what the purpose of the war is.”
GOP immigration split is standing firm
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
Out of the past and into the current controversy dividing the Republican Party came former California Gov. Pete Wilson, charging into Washington this week to argue that he had been right all along in trying to slam the door on illegal immigration.
Regulatory lapse?
An undetected leak at a local gasoline station suggests broader problems with state monitoring of missing fuel.
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
To most Lawrence residents it seems that state regulators let the local Presto station off easy.
Blacks must confront AIDS
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B7
When it comes to AIDS, it’s about time - in more ways than one. It’s been 25 years to be exact, and too many men and women are gone. Of the million or so Americans living with HIV/AIDS, 650,000 are black.
British sympathy misplaced
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B7
Can one be simultaneously amused and profoundly irritated? One can by watching and reading the British media.
Volcanic eruption forces new evacuation in Indonesia
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A7
Rescuers dug through volcanic debris today to reach two people trapped when Indonesia’s most volatile volcano erupted, nearly enveloping a village with a searing gas cloud and forcing thousands of residents to flee.
Review: ‘George M!’ cast puts on feisty show
June 15, 2006 in print edition on D2
Just when you think director Mary Doveton can’t possibly mount a bigger musical in Lawrence Community Theatre’s space, along comes “George M!” Packed with stage-filling production numbers, this fast-paced show presents 26 of George M. Cohan’s songs, strung together by the storyline of the arc of Cohan’s ego and audacity.
People in the news
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ ‘Idol’ tops bachelor list ¢ Korn singer recovering ¢ New poet laureate named
Hangar becomes world’s largest camera
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A2
Walk into the massive air hangar and the first thing you notice is an oppressive darkness broken only by a tiny beam of light from a gumball-size hole in the wall.
Moroccan millers tour farm, plant
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C8
A team of feed millers from Morocco recently toured eastern Kansas, where they checked out area farms and an ethanol plant in Garnett.
KU alum leads business center
New director aims to help existing firms expand
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C8
Business has increased more than 75 percent during the past three years at the KU Small Business Development Center, but that’s not enough for Will Katz.
Commentary: Big Ben’s thinking all too common
June 15, 2006 in print edition on C2
Ben Roethlisberger’s motorcycle accident has nothing to do with the fact he’s an NFL player and everything to do with the fact he’s still in his 20s. “It can’t happen to me.”
Gender selection shapes foreign families
Fertility clinics in U.S. draw parents from around world
June 15, 2006 in print edition on A8
The Chinese want boys, and the Canadians want girls. If they have enough money, they come to the United States to choose the sex of their babies.
Sebelius: Records show no wrong
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ office said Wednesday that records turned over to a state senator prove her office had no improper contact with the Kansas Supreme Court on school finance.
Education department spokesman leaves job
Cites family situation, political atmosphere as reasons for change
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
David Awbrey, hired six months ago as spokesman for the Kansas Department of Education, is leaving.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
The District 497 school board got state approval to exceed its 1965-66 budget by $503,985 to pay the June, July and August salaries of personnel in old District 60.
Horoscopes
June 15, 2006 in print edition on B5
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