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Chat with Xan Wedel about latest U.S. Census figures
June 22, 2006
Xan Wedel, information specialist for the Policy Research Institute at Kansas University, explains the implications of census estimates that indicate a drop in Lawrence’s population.
Protesters removed from Army recruiting office
They linked arms and chanted the names of Iraqi war dead
June 22, 2006
Protesters splashed in red link arms in recruiting office and resist police.
Court asked not to bind Legislature to education cost study
School finance lawsuit gets under way
June 22, 2006
Legislators deserve credit for trying to remedy school funding problems even if they didn’t meet all the suggestions of an education cost study, attorneys for the state told the Kansas Supreme Court today.
Rain or shine, the Brown Bag Concert will go on
June 22, 2006
Today’s edition of the Summer Brown Bag Concerts series has been moved to Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Mass., due to rain. The concerts are usually held in front of the U.S. Bank on Massachusetts street.
T’ ridership on the rise
June 22, 2006
The number of people who ride the “T” city bus system grew 25 percent in May, a Lawrence official said today.
Thunderstorms expected today
Weekend forecast calls for temperatures in 80s
08:12 a.m., June 22, 2006 Updated 09:23 a.m.
Lawrence didn’t get much more than some wet pavement overnight. But there’s another chance for thunderstorms this afternoon, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
La Yarda a piece of city’s Hispanic history
Exhibit to showcase area at 25th fiesta
June 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
Other people in Lawrence may have forgotten La Yarda, but Val Romero remembers it well.
Cardinals thrilled to punch state ticket
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C5
There was plenty of emotion to go around the Eudora High dugout last month when the Cardinals took care of business in a Class 4A baseball regional on their home field and secured an elusive berth in the state tournament in Salina.
Mr. Versatility
Senior’s many skills help Eudora to best season in school history
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C5
Don’t blame any high school baseball players for looking at Kyle Brouhard and muttering under their breath that life’s not fair.
LCC set to reopen Sept. 30
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C3
Lawrence Country Club, closed for renovations since last July, is scheduled to open for play Sept. 30, according to head pro Jon Zylstra.
Perkins mulled Iowa AD opening
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins confirmed Wednesday he was contacted recently by University of Iowa officials about the Hawkeyes’ vacant AD opening.
Other Murphy taps KU
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
The pipeline - which is only a few miles long - continues between Kansas University football and Free State High.
U.S. needs victory - and help
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
Win and hope. That’s what it comes down to for the U.S. soccer team.
Wood: ‘Trotter Lee plays it straight
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
Here he was, at long last. Mr. Globetrotter, Michael Lee, in the flesh and back in Lawrence to play a pickup game for participants in Bill Self’s basketball camp Wednesday.
Business deal may force closing of The Crossing
Building that houses bar sold, may become mixed-use development
June 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
Kansas University students and professors thirsting for an after-school beer may soon have to look farther down the road.
Virus blamed in illness that struck bicyclists
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
A common virus was to blame for illnesses that afflicted several bicyclists during last week’s Biking Across Kansas tour, health officials said Wednesday.
Two more charged in slaying of pregnant teen
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
Two more men were charged Wednesday with capital murder and kidnapping in the killing of a pregnant 14-year-old Wichita girl.
On the record
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
Population specialist to chat online today
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
New data from the U.S. Census that shows Lawrence is losing residents will be the subject of an online chat this afternoon on the Journal-World’s Web site.
Library to honor financial donors
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence Public Library will be making a special effort to honor its financial donors.
Burglars strike local businesses
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Burglaries happened earlier this week at three Lawrence establishments, but despite the common time frame, police say there’s no immediate sign they are connected.
Hospital advances expansion project
Bonds to provide starting funds, refinance debt
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s nearly $50 million expansion project is about to get very real.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.64 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
SouthPointe apartment residents take precautions on safety issues
Group suspected of trying to lure girls from pool with money
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Police are investigating a report that a group of men at a south Lawrence apartment complex tried to lure young neighborhood girls into their apartment.
Music festival to attract 150,000
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
From the street, the headquarters of the Country Stampede looks like a mom-and-pop shop, squished between two restaurants in an out-of-the-way strip mall.
TCM airs salute to Billy Wilder
June 22, 2006 in print edition on A2
“Billy Wilder Speaks” (7 p.m., TCM) airs on what would have been the director’s 100th birthday. Culled from a series of interviews from German television, “Speaks” offers frank talk (in both English and German) about his life and work.
People in the news
June 22, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ TV hall of fame expands ¢ Spelling suffers mild stroke ¢ Gore film wins special prize
Panda population estimate increases
June 22, 2006 in print edition on A2
Scientists using DNA samples have doubled their estimates of the wild panda population in a nature sanctuary in China, a finding they say bodes well for the survival of the endangered species.
Second botched airstrike kills two
June 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
In the second botched Israeli airstrike in Gaza in two days, two people were killed and 13 were wounded when a missile hit a house Wednesday, just hours after grieving and angry Palestinians buried three children killed in a previous attack.
Toll rises to 178 from floods, landslides
June 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
Villagers and rescue teams searched for survivors on an Indonesian island hit by floods and landslides Thursday as the death toll climbed to 178, officials said.
Senate kills minimum wage increase
June 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Republican-controlled Senate smothered a proposed election-year increase in the minimum wage Wednesday, rejecting Democratic claims that it was past time to boost the $5.15 hourly pay floor that has been in effect for nearly a decade.
7 Marines, 1 sailor charged with murdering Iraqi
June 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
Seven Marines and a Navy corpsman were charged Wednesday with premeditated murder in the shooting death of an Iraqi man who was pulled from his home and shot while U.S. troops hunted for insurgents. They could face the death penalty if convicted.
Another attorney for Saddam assassinated; scores kidnapped
June 22, 2006 in print edition on A4
Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants went on a hunger strike Wednesday to protest the shooting death of an attorney on the ousted Iraqi leader’s defense team, their chief lawyer said - the third such killing in the 8-month-old trial.
U.S. cautious of Japan’s beef deal
June 22, 2006 in print edition on A4
U.S. beef shipments to Japan could resume within weeks under a new agreement, but the Bush administration cautioned Wednesday that the deal to restore trade interrupted by Japanese mad-cow disease concerns could still fall through.
Military bringing equipment home
June 22, 2006 in print edition on A4
The U.S. military has begun sending thousands of battered Humvees and other war-torn equipment home as more Iraqi units join the fight against insurgents and American units scheduled for Iraq duty have their orders canceled.
Grasshoppers, bagworms pesky this time of year
June 22, 2006 in print edition on D2
If your landscape could talk, like it does in TV commercials, it would tell you that the flowers are thirsty, the shrubs are complaining about the heat, and there are grasshoppers and bagworms eating the garden. But unlike the homeowner in the shoot, instead of running to the phone to call a professional, head to the garden to investigate and begin making plans for controlling these unscrupulous feeders. Here is what you need to know about controlling grasshoppers and bagworms in the landscape.
Reyes hits for cycle in loss
Reds’ Phillips knocks game-winning single in 9th
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C4
Brandon Phillips hit a two-out, two-run single off Mets closer Billy Wagner in the ninth inning to help the Cincinnati Reds overcome Jose Reyes’ cycle in a 6-5 victory over New York on Wednesday night.
County OKs fireworks permit
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B8
A Douglas County commissioner went against his mother’s wishes Wednesday night when he voted in favor of a fireworks display permit.
Commentary: Want hoops heaven? Try Florida
Forget tradition: Heat, Gators have put unlikely state on top of the basketball world
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C2
Rumor has it that basketball was born in Springfield, Mass., in 1891 when Dr. James Naismith, a collegiate physical education instructor, implored his students to bounce a soccer ball, shoot it and land it in an elevated peach basket.
Tar Heels reach CWS title round
North Carolina to meet Rice or Oregon State for crown
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C2
Jay Cox homered twice and made a great catch in the ninth inning to help North Carolina move to the College World Series championship round with a 6-5 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday night.
Timeline of events in school finance lawsuit
June 22, 2006
Enjoying the ride
After first Busch win, David Gilliland soaks up spotlight
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C6
David Gilliland, a relative unknown and unproven NASCAR driver, will climb into a car fielded by a part-time team without a sponsor and attempt to compete in a race this weekend dominated by teams with far bigger budgets and drivers with much glossier resumes.
Our town sports
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C7
Classic’ challenge on tap
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C7
The Lawrence Raiders have won three consecutive state titles, but they still haven’t been able to conquer the wooden bat.
Teahen attones; Royals win, 6-4
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C7
Mark Teahen erased a night of mistakes with one swing of his bat.
Red Cross action admits Israeli society
June 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Red Cross admitted Israel to the worldwide humanitarian organization early Thursday, ending decades of exclusion linked to the Jewish state’s refusal to accept either the traditional cross or crescent symbol.
Two killed in prison shootout
Guard who was to be arrested opens fire on federal agents
June 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
A furious gun battle erupted inside a federal prison Wednesday when a guard opened fire on FBI agents who had come to arrest him and several others on charges of having sex with female inmates in exchange for money and contraband. Two people were killed and another was wounded.
Simply Wireless taps sales manager
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
Eric Carlson, Lawrence, has been promoted to sales manager for Simply Wireless in Lawrence.
Retirement fallback: Reverse mortgages can hatch nest egg
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
Reverse mortgages are a mixed bag - a great fallback for funding retirement, but charging rather high fees. Also, you could get a good deal more money out of a reverse mortgage if you waited until you were 10 or 20 years older.
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
Daily ticker
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
False doctrine
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Monday’s Journal-World article about the Phoenix Affirmations group and its support by Lawrence’s Ecumenical Christian Ministries is not surprising.
Democrats target New Jersey’s Senate seat
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
New Jersey’s governors work nearby in Trenton, but the governor’s mansion, Drumthwacket, is here. Tom Kean Jr. was 13 when his father was elected governor in 1981 for the first of two terms. Today the son is 37 and might be crucial to Republicans’ hopes for retaining control of the U.S. Senate.
Publications push Democratic thinking
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
Judging from the amount of publicity they gleaned, the liberal bloggers who gathered in Las Vegas recently for the first annual YearlyKos convention represent the cutting edge of thinking in the Democratic Party.
Lawrence was blessed with a medical and social icon when Dr. Vernon Branson chose to move his pediatric practice here in 1955.
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
The caring hands, kind heart, low-key humor and tremendous intellect of Dr. Vernon Branson left a lasting legacy in Lawrence.
Look who’s back
Thomas dangerous downtown
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
A deadly long-range shooter at age 30, Billy Thomas suspects he’ll remain the same at 40 or even 50.
Dog rescue
June 22, 2006
To the editor: I just heard about the dog being left in the car at the movie theater with the window cracked.
Transcontinental race planes touch down to refuel in city
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Courtney Hedlund scurried around the Cirrus SR-20, wiping down the wings, the fuselage, the tail and eventually the entire body of the single-engine plane she and her co-pilot had just landed at Lawrence Municipal Airport.
Detective to discuss counterfeiting, fraud
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
Greg Pruitt, a detective with the Lawrence Police Department, will present a Counterfeiting and Fraud Seminar at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, 734 Vt.
Countrywide adds loan consultant
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
Vincent Garcia is a new home loan consultant for Countrywide Home Loans in Lawrence. He works out of the company’s office at 4931 W. Sixth St., and may be reached at 865-4300.
Churches losing foundation
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B7
The new leader of the Episcopal Church in America, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, says she does not believe homosexuality is a sin and that homosexuals were created by God to love people of the same gender.
KU to get $2M microscope
High-tech device to take closer look at fuels, viruses, vaccines
June 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
It costs more than most people will earn in a lifetime. But the $2 million microscope coming to Kansas University will allow researchers to see things most people will never see, thanks to magnifications 500,000 times that of the naked eye.
Boston Financial operating center
Company plans to add ‘flex-time’ workers
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
Boston Financial Data Systems Inc. is taking over its parent company’s mutual fund center in Lawrence, as the operation boosts its part-time payroll to meet an expanding list of clients.
Scrimmage serious business
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C3
The loss seemed to hit former Kansas University basketball player Michael Lee a little harder - perhaps because it affected his pocketbook, as well.
Feeling the flow
Tranquil sights, sounds make Water Garden Tour a peaceful destination for this weekend
June 22, 2006 in print edition on D1
For my sneak peek of Lawrence’s annual water garden tour, owners at two sites were kind enough to open their doors for a preview.
Heitshusen’s homer sparks Raiders, 8-6
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
Scott Heitshusen crushed the game-winning home run so far that the opposing left fielder barely moved to try to catch the baseball.
Keegan: W-A-D-E not always big name
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
The hottest star in sports is so big some people actually spell his name correctly now. Believe it or not, Dwyane Wade has reached that level of superstardom. That’s D-W-Y-A-N-E.
Fire marshal chosen for memorial planning
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday appointed Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Marshal Rich Barr to a committee that makes recommendations on a planned memorial to firefighters.
Bush gets both support, criticism in Europe
June 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
President Bush won solid European support Wednesday for his handling of escalating nuclear crises with North Korea and Iran but was challenged over the Iraq war, the U.S. prison camp in Cuba and rising anti-American sentiment.
Three pennies for your thoughts
In-your-face musical challenges young actors
June 22, 2006 in print edition on D1
Forget what you know about “traditional” theater.
School funding suit begins in court today
June 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
The issue that has shaped Kansas politics for the past two years reaches a watershed moment today.
Heat arrive home, get ready for victory parade
June 22, 2006 in print edition on C2
After an 18-year pursuit, the Miami Heat have finally brought the NBA championship trophy to South Florida.
June 22, 2006 in print edition on B5
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