Advertisement

Archive for Sunday, June 18, 2006

Also from June 18

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Charley Bowen Couples - Harvey and Vinson wedding Cats, captains and karaoke
Podcasts

All stories

Toplikar: Keeping iPods afloat
Don’t fret! Soaked devices can be revived if proper steps taken
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C12
It was Julie’s voice on my cell phone “Hey, Dad. I have some bad news.”
Home course advantage
Keegan: Backyard green improves putting, tests spousal understanding
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C6
A former assistant tennis pro at Alvamar Country Club, Todd Chapple teaches at Eudora West and coaches basketball at Eudora Middle School. He hasn’t picked up a tennis racket in four years.
Fishing report
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C5
Special hunts planned
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C5
Each year, Wildlife and Parks offers a number of special hunts on its land, and hunters are encouraged to apply.
Missouri fisher breaks bullhead record three times
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C5
Pity the lowly bullhead. Beloved by young anglers and bucket-sitting, cane pole-toting worm-dunkers, these unpretty little catfish get no respect - unless they are twice the size that fishing encyclopedias say they should be.
Born to fish, forced to work’
Former KU footballer still can make a clutch catch
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C5
As Charley Bowen stands in his marble red fishing boat, nothing can break his concentration. In an effortless motion, he extends a fishing lure into Bismarck Lake with his right arm. Bowen shakes the fishing rod with his right hand until he feels something grab onto it. He grips the fishing rod firmly, trying to reel the fish into the boat in North Lawrence.
Mavs’ coach blasts Stackhouse ruling
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C8
Avery Johnson’s high-pitched, Cajun drawl had a little more whine to it than usual, and it rose along with his anger. Dallas’ coach rolled his eyes and expressed frustration the only way he could.
Oilers force Hurricanes into seventh game
Edmonton blanks Carolina, 4-0, to even series
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C8
Shiny streamers drifted down from the rafters. A chunk of raw Alberta meat sailed over the glass. The Edmonton Oilers mobbed their third-string-turned-starting goalie as the crowd chanted, “We want the cup!”
Miami blasts Beavers
Rain fails to slow Hurricanes in opening-round victory
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C7
Dennis Raben homered and drove in four runs and Scott Maine combined with two relievers for a six-hitter in Miami’s 11-1 victory over Oregon State in the College World Series on Saturday night.
Mansions the fruits of workers’ American labor
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A8
Clementina Arellano grew up with her six brothers in a shack in this dusty Mexican hamlet. Now 42, she’s raising her sons in a spacious, 10-room mansion with Roman-style pillars at the doorway and a garden full of flowers and singing birds.
Security can’t stop surge of deadly insurgent violence
U.S. continues search for 2 missing soldiers
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A11
Insurgents foiled heightened security in Baghdad and killed more than two dozen people Saturday after an al-Qaida threat to avenge the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, dealing a blow to the Iraqi government’s pledge to bring peace to the capital.
Commentary: Baseball’s unwritten rules still rule
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C2
Sean Tracey is back riding a bus in the minor leagues because he didn’t do it. Randy Johnson soon might be riding the bench for a few games because he did.
Wood bats making comeback
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C7
Bill Kalant never had a chance to get out of the way of the baseball that put him, as doctors told his father, “on the cliff of death.”
Buchholz baffles Kansas City
Houston right-hander makes bid to stay in rotation with solid start
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C7
Taylor Buchholz knows he’s one of the starters who may be taken out of the Houston Astros’ rotation to make room for Roger Clemens.
Mickelson makes move at U.S. Open
Lefty fires 1-under-par 69, shares lead with Ferrie
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C2
After two heartbreaking U.S. Opens in New York, Phil Mickelson might finally give his faithful something to really cheer.
Man helped wife kill herself, police say
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A3
Authorities say Victor Han drove his family to a scenic overlook at a state park 45 miles north of New York City, stepped out of their minivan and let his wife, Hejin, drive over a 300-foot cliff with their two daughters in the back seat, police said.
Long-lost submarine likely has been found
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A3
For 60 years, Nancy Kenney wondered what happened to her father.
Cattle rustlers a growing menace
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A12
The truck raced like a phantom down the lonesome dirt road, poking its headlights into the predawn darkness and spewing blinding clouds of dust. The deputy, who was watching nearby, smelled trouble.
NASA picks July 1 for first shuttle flight in a year
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A3
NASA managers on Saturday picked July 1 to launch the first space shuttle in almost a year, despite recommendations against a liftoff attempt by the space agency’s chief engineer and safety offices.
N.M. wildfires force evacuations of homes
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A3
Residents were allowed to return to their southwestern New Mexico homes briefly Saturday as fire crews continued to battle a wildfire that had forced an evacuation two days earlier.
Five New Orleans teenagers die in shooting
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A3
Five teenagers were gunned down in New Orleans early Saturday in a brazen crime that has shaken the city and police as returning residents struggle to regain their footing after Hurricane Katrina.
Prosecutor’s son faces battery charge
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B2
The son of Leavenworth County’s prosecutor has been charged with aggravated battery after a fight that sent a 22-year-old Lawrence man to the hospital.
On the record
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B2
FEMA systems have improved, leaders say
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A3
Federal emergency officials said they have improved their logistics, communication and equipment problems that were exposed by hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma last year.
Better red than dead
U.S. escapes with draw after ejection-filled bout
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C1
They lumbered from end to end, desperate to stop the blue surge of Italian players and salvage their World Cup.
Poet’s Showcase
June 18, 2006 in print edition on D3
“Poet Laureate,” by Carol Grieb
A word with dad
Fathers, daughters and sons can bond over these bedtime books
June 18, 2006 in print edition on D3
So it’s supposed to be hard for men to talk about their lovey-dovey feelings. But that doesn’t mean daddies don’t bond with their kids. Maybe they do it over a bedtime story.
Salina area pleased with wheat harvest
June 18, 2006
As tale after woeful tale of a dismal wheat harvest comes out of western Kansas, some farmers in the central part of the state have a different story to tell.
Fund set up for injured 2-year-old Eudora girl
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B3
A fund has been established to assist a Eudora girl and her family with expenses after the girl was injured in an accident.
Lawrence commuter report
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B3
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Committee to study K.C. life science effort
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B4
Leaders of several Kansas City-area hospitals and schools have formed a steering committee designed to help the area become a leader in life sciences.
Business professors receive alumni award
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B5
Kansas University School of Business professors V. Parker Lessig and H. Joseph Reitz have received Distinguished Alumni Awards, the highest achievement for alumni of the school.
Legislative auditor earns recognition
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B5
Barbara Hinton, head of the Legislative Division of Post Audit, recently received a leadership award presented by the National State Auditors Assn.
Haskell conference focuses on environment
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B5
Haskell Indian Nations University will host a three-day symposium, “Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples,” this week at Navarre Hall.
Troops fired on civilians, killing 5, witnesses say
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A10
Sri Lankan troops in boats and helicopters battled Tamil rebels Saturday, and witnesses accused government forces of opening fire in a fishing village, killing five people - one inside a church - and wounding dozens.
Troops have crossed border, leader says
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A10
The leader of the Islamic militia that seized Somalia’s capital said Saturday that 300 Ethiopian soldiers had entered the country to help his rivals, but he promised not to attack the weak government that represented his only challenge.
North Korea urged not to test missile
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A10
The United States and Japan urged North Korea not to proceed with reported plans to test-fire a long-range missile that could reach the U.S. mainland, saying Saturday that a launch would be dangerous and provocative.
U.S. airstrikes rise as fighting intensifies
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A10
As fighting in Afghanistan has intensified over the past three months, the U.S. military has conducted 340 airstrikes there, more than twice the 160 carried out in the much higher-profile war in Iraq, according to data from the Central Command, the U.S. military headquarters for the Middle East.
Police kill Chechen rebel leader
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A10
Police killed the Chechen rebel leader Saturday allegedly acting on a tip from within his network and dealing a possible blow to efforts to spread the increasingly Islam-inspired insurgency throughout southern Russia.
Fame’s a pain
Player/coach prepares to guide Team Kansas
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C1
Carla Feathers wouldn’t let the volleyball touch the hardwood of Tecumseh Hall at Haskell Indian Nations University. She dove, with two hands sprung forward in the air, until the outside hitter was parallel with the floor. The ball flew over the net - point saved.
Golf memorabilia sells well among collectors
June 18, 2006 in print edition on D5
Golf has been a popular sport since the 15th century. In 1457, it was banned by the king of Scotland because he thought it kept his soldiers from practicing archery for battles. By the 1700s, there were social golf clubs for men. Women were not allowed on most golf courses until the 1900s. Clubs were first made of wood, then had iron, then steel shafts.
Most ‘gas-saving’ devices without merit
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A9
Rob Durham had a secret - or at least he thought he did.
Pet cemetery to dig up 1,000 animals to make way for human graves
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A9
Nila Negri grieved her two dogs and a cat years ago, when they were buried at the lone pet cemetery among 17 human graveyards in this town known as the “City of Souls.”
People in the news
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ ‘Screech’ hopes T-shirt sales will help save his home ¢ Jolie says she was ‘terrified’ during baby Shiloh’s birth ¢ It’s almost time for Newman’s ‘last hurrah’ ¢ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star, musician set to wed
Africa a hot destination for celebs with a cause
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A2
A new kind of fauna has appeared on the vast, sun-burned expanses of Africa: celebrities.
Step up tick prevention for pets
June 18, 2006 in print edition on D4
Ticks are the WWF wrestlers of the external parasite world. Move over mere insects like mosquitoes and fleas. Arachnid family ticks can transform themselves from period-size weaklings to ballooned vampires the size of jelly bellies after victimizing an unsuspecting dog.
Pets suffer without preventative care
June 18, 2006 in print edition on D4
It certainly was a formidable scene - one of those that’s too icky to look at but yet too fascinatingly awful NOT to look at.
Hot flash in the summertime
June 18, 2006 in print edition on D1
I am on my third sip of wine when it happens.
Seminar to offer ‘Fixes that Fail’
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C12
The KU Small Business Development Center this week will present “Fixes that Fail,” a business management seminar.
Attack on drug unit shakes faith in military
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A10
On a dirt road dotted with country homes near the western city of Cali, three trucks carrying an elite squad of anti-narcotics police pulled up to the gates of a psychiatric center for a planned raid about an hour before dusk.
Brown Cargo Van wins ethics award
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C12
Brown Cargo Van Inc. is the winner of the 2006 Northeast Kansas Business Ethics Award, presented by the Northeast Kansas Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals.
Kids hit jackpot with dad
June 18, 2006
Fathers often get shorted when it comes to Father’s Day.
Speeding ticket paid five decades later
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A12
Better late than never.
KU students receive Fulbright grants
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B8
Six Kansas University students have received Fulbright grants for study and research abroad in the 2006-07 academic year.
State unemployment rate drops
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B8
The state’s economy continued to hum along in May a little stronger than it was last year, according to a report from the Department of Labor.
Constitutional rights
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: While leaving town, Wakarusa Festival campers were reported as complaining about “too much” police presence during the past week, some saying that despite the great music, they won’t be back next year.
Police reports
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I realize there has already been a lot said about the police at the Wakarusa Festival, but I still get the feeling that most people don’t understand how far they went.
Fewer parolees returning to prison
Drug offenders will soon have access to social services
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A1
The number of parolees returning to Kansas prisons is as low as it’s been in at least a decade.
Spelling bee finisher’s name misspelled on sign
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A12
Caitlin Campbell couldn’t spell collyrium but someone couldn’t spell her last name.
Quarterback can make strong pitch for wearing a helmet
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B7
This was the safest bet in North America this week: The most powerful advocate of motorcycle and bicycle helmets will soon be a 24-year-old named Ben Roethlisberger of Pittsburgh.
GOP weighs fallout of immigration bill
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B7
Geographically, Pennsylvania is a long way from Laredo. But politically, every state may be a border state this year. As evidence, consider a radio ad being run by Rick Santorum, a Republican seeking a third U.S. Senate term in a state that has voted Democratic in the last four presidential elections. Titled “He Needs Glasses,” the target is Santorum’s opponent, Bob Casey.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 18, 1906: “The Missouri Supreme Court has ‘bunched’ three executions to be carried out June 29. Appeals are being sought but currently it appears the executions will take place. “
Gates’ inspiration goes beyond money
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B6
In the first place, I never knew Bill Gates was a Spider-Man fan. But his stated reason for transitioning out of day-to
Support for war haunts Lieberman
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B6
Back in 1962, when Sen. Joseph Lieberman was 20, he attended a raucous Democratic state convention in Hartford. Abraham Ribicoff, the former governor, had decided to leave his post in the Kennedy Cabinet to run for the Senate.
Farmland future
The emergence of some potential buyers makes the future seem brighter for the Farmland property east of Lawrence, but some hurdles and decisions still remain.
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B6
It’s good news that a couple of private firms are showing an interest in buying and rehabilitating the property occupied by the former Farmland Industries fertilizer plant east of Lawrence.
Horoscopes
June 18, 2006 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, June 18, 2006
Stay-at-home dad nominations
June 18, 2006
In preparation for this story, the Journal-World put out a call for superstar stay-at-home dads. We were overwhelmed with nominations for the story and could only use a few of the dads in the newspaper.
Conference seeks housing solutions
Committee asks public for policy suggestions
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B1
There’s no place like home. That is, if you can afford one.
Courtship leads to big proposal
June 18, 2006 in print edition on D8
Anna Harvey, 23, first noticed Stephen Vinson, 22, when was a sophomore playing basketball for Lawrence High School and she was rooting for rival Free State High School as a cheerleader her junior year.
Family man forges bonds with daughters through sports, education
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B1
For more than 25 years, Wayne Ricks, his two daughters and his wife, Doris, have relied on athletics and education to draw the family closer.
Sweet Pea’ changes dad in unexpected ways
June 18, 2006 in print edition on D1
Until two years ago, I had no idea when Father’s Day took place. I’d never had an opportunity to celebrate it.
Finding fatherhood
Realtor takes pride in being parent
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A1
There was a time many years ago when Charles Gruber had no interest in being a father. He believed once that children only added to the world’s population problems and the earth was running out of resources.
Brownback among GOP contenders courting Iowans
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A4
Four Republicans considering running for president in 2008 courted activists Saturday and predicted GOP success in the November elections despite the party’s sagging support in polls.
Golden buffalo set to roam again as new American coin
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A4
The golden buffalo, the legendary symbol of the American West, will soon roam again - this time as the nation’s first pure gold coin.
Pesticide-free park difficult but doable
June 18, 2006
When it comes to maintaining one of Lawrence’s premier parks without the use of pesticides, Mark Hecker has tried just about everything.
New board to tackle Medicaid
Kansas Health Policy Authority to oversee health care reform
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B1
All across the country, states are looking for ways to rein in their health care costs. Some, such as Missouri and Tennessee, have cut eligibility. Others, such as Utah and Kentucky, have adopted copays.
Teach for America surges in popularity with college grads
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A5
It’s the strongest job market in years for new college graduates, with salaries and perks rising accordingly. But one of the country’s hottest recruiters this spring promised low wages, exhausting labor and only a brief break before the work begins.
Lawrence dads share lessons from children
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A1
Whether they’re a butcher, a baker or a candlestick maker, men who have children share a common bond.
Fathers’ examples still guide Kansas coaches
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C1
A verse from a poem by Helen Steiner Rice could have just as easily been composed by several Kansas University coaches who glowingly delivered Father’s Day tributes to their dads in interviews with the Journal-World last week.
Don’t call him Mr. Mom
Fathers raising children at home wouldn’t have it any other way
June 18, 2006 in print edition on D1
The first time one of his friends called him Soccer Mom, it was like a knife in Troy Kreutzer’s side. “What have I gotten myself into?” he thought.
Best sellers
June 18, 2006 in print edition on D3
Academy announced for youth musicians
June 18, 2006 in print edition on D4
Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts welcomes the International Institute for Young Musicians (IIYM) Summer Music Academy to Lawrence for another year of student music study and competition. IIYM, led by Scott McBride Smith, is an internationally recognized course of study for young pianists and string players from around the world.
Cats, captains and karaoke: Events draw out community
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B1
Saturday was a day in Lawrence to celebrate cats, children’s art and the news about the end of slavery in the United States.
L.A. leaders await elusive alligator’s awakening
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A5
Where’s Reggie? The elusive alligator who became the hero of song, shirt and short story hasn’t been seen since the fall, but officials are ready to try more trapping if it rises from the reeds around an urban lake.
Ortiz answers call for BoSox
Slugger gives up day off, homers against Braves
June 18, 2006 in print edition on C4
For a guy who was scheduled to have a day off, David Ortiz did just fine.
Wichita family mourns pregnant teen’s death
Three suspects in custody after 14-year-old’s body found in rural area
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B2
Three suspects were being held Saturday in the killing of a pregnant teenager whose body was found in a shallow grave.
Pomp and pageantry displayed for Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday
June 18, 2006 in print edition on A10
British soldiers in tall bearskin hats marched before Queen Elizabeth II and military jets saluted her with a flyby over Buckingham Palace on Saturday in the second round of celebrations of her 80th birthday.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
June 18, 2006 in print edition on B6
For the first time in 29 years of operation, the Midwestern Music and Art Camp at Kansas University had to turn away prospective enrollees due to a lack of facilities. Enrollment for 1966 was about 1,700, up more than 400 students from a year before.
Reception planned for arts commission leader
June 18, 2006 in print edition on D4
Newly appointed Kansas Arts Commission executive director Llewellyn Crain will be welcomed by arts communities in a series of receptions statewide, including a visit to Lawrence on July 7.