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Will plant raise a stink?
Current facility a good neighbor, residents say
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A1
South Lawrence residents are going to get a new $80 million neighbor in the next few years. No, it’s not Bill Gates’ retirement home.
On the record
June 25, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
June 25, 2006 in print edition on B2
E-mails detail lobbyist Abramoff’s donation requests
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
Wanted: Face time with President Bush or top adviser Karl Rove. Suggested donation: $100,000. The middleman: lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Romance blooms in Alaska
June 25, 2006 in print edition on D8
Michelle Bland, 30, grew up in the Lawrence area, graduated from Lawrence High School in 1994 and went on to get a degree in education from Principia College in Elsah, Ill. Today she lives in Bethel, Alaska, teaching fourth-graders.
Lawrence Book Club News
June 25, 2006 in print edition on D3
¢ Intergenerational group together after 15 years ¢ Sorority alumna unite over love of reading
Colo. woman accused of killing ex-husband in KS
June 25, 2006 in print edition on B8
A Colorado woman is being held on $2 million bail, accused of the May 2005 murder of her ex-husband in Kansas.
Off-duty police needed to aid security, owner says
Officers prohibited from working at bars, but city leaders open to revising policy
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A1
When it comes to the bar and nightclub industry, city staff members are researching all types of ideas to improve security - ranging from closed-circuit television cameras to more strict licensing requirements.
Organ recital to be accompanied by slides
June 25, 2006 in print edition on D7
Lawrence-based organist and composer Sabin Levi will give an organ recital at 3 p.m. Friday on the renowned Temple Organ at the world headquarters of the Community of Christ church, 1001 W. Walnut St., Independence, Mo.
Alpha Woman
June 25, 2006 in print edition on D3
During the many years after our father’s death, the strong alpha woman, our mother, failed physically, victim of an orphan disease, heart disease, auto-immune disease, and aging: She grieved.
She’s got game
Golf, tennis stars dominate list of current sports icons
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C1
Danica Patrick will compete in the Kansas Lottery Indy 300 on July 2 at the Kansas Speedway. Her appearance in Kansas City, Kan., will attract a variety of fans.
Keegan: Dydek stands tall on my list
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C1
Late at night in a casino/mall in Connecticut more than a year ago, my wife and I were walking down a crowded hallway when we saw the tallest person we’d ever seen and then heard the rudest words we’d ever heard.
State to begin push for new transportation plan in 2008
Opponent says roads don’t fuel economic growth
June 25, 2006 in print edition on B1
In the not-too-distant future, Kansans may be asked to open up their wallets for another highway program.
Video leads to barrage of mail
Writers deluge D.A. after CNN posts tape on boy’s beating in Newton
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A1
Hate mail poured into Douglas County Dist. Atty. Charles Branson’s mailbox Friday after Lawrence resident Dale Vestal released a video showing his son getting beaten by another boy at a basketball game.
Family trumps tourneys
Ex-tourney fisherman Ledbetter rediscovers passion
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C6
Brian Ledbetter wanted that spot. It was the Lake of the Ozarks Bass Fishing Tournament, and he knew exactly where to position his boat - at a hot spot for fish he found four days before the tournament.
Drivers turn backs on premium gas
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A9
If it weren’t for a small but loyal group of customers, Channara Keam would stop selling premium gasoline at his College Park, Md., station.
Plant ecologist feels deep attachment to Kansas prairie he studies
June 25, 2006 in print edition on B1
Plant ecologist and longtime Lawrence resident Kelly Kindscher has a long history studying prairie plants. His ancestors homesteaded on the Nebraska prairie when they moved to the Great Plains.
Center seeks ‘critical mass’
Incubator, consultant help boost bioscience
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C12
Matt McClorey doesn’t just advise scientists, engineers and computer programmers how to turn potentially market-shifting visions into business realities.
U.S. troops briefly detain Sunni leader
Two American soldiers killed by bomb
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A11
American troops detained a top Sunni religious leader for a few hours after a raid seeking terror suspects Saturday, while a bomb killed two U.S. soldiers patrolling south of Baghdad during a mammoth military operation trying to secure the capital region.
No ‘Smoked’ screen
Transplanted New Yorker’s fast-paced thriller the real deal
June 25, 2006 in print edition on D3
After gimpy bomb maker Smoke Dugan killed his mafia boss and stole more than $2 million of mob money, he fled New York and wound up in Maine to await the hit men who were sure to beat a path to his door.
Befuddled pelicans fly under influence
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A7
Four pelicans were being detained in an animal drunk tank Friday on suspicion of public intoxication, authorities in Southern California said.
Skyscraper projects regain popularity in downtown cities
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A7
In this city where the skyscraper was born, it is thriving like never before.
Presidential campaign enters final days
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A10
A week before they go to the polls to pick a new president, Mexican voters are sharply divided between a firebrand populist who promises to lift up the poor and an establishment conservative who embraces free markets and U.S. style capitalism.
Territorial Days celebrates town’s role in U.S. history
June 25, 2006 in print edition on B1
Gunshots rang Saturday from one side of the battlefield, then the other. Here, 150 years ago, men like these fired real bullets at one another across this prairie grass.
Goin’ all out
Cowgirls lasso rodeo spotlight
June 25, 2006 in print edition on B1
Ribbon roping might sound like a knitting technique taught at an arts and crafts fair. But there’s absolutely nothing dainty about it.
Zebra mussels causing trouble
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C6
Many boaters, anglers and other lake users know that zebra mussels are thriving in El Dorado Reservoir and in the Walnut River.
Fishing Report
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C6
Hunting regulations changed
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C6
Several new regulations will affect this year’s Kansas hunting seasons. Here is a list:
Agassi to retire after U.S. Open
It’s been a lot of sacrifices the last few months’
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C2
Andre Agassi’s voice wavered and his eyes welled up. After years of dealing with injuries, after months of contemplation, he finally spoke the words he knew he had to, at the place he knew he had to.
North Carolina takes title-round opener
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C5
Chad Flack hit a leadoff triple and rumbled home to score the go-ahead run on a passed ball in the eighth inning, leading North Carolina to a 4-3 victory over Oregon State in the opening game of the College World Series championship round Saturday night.
Germany ‘fantastic’
Argentina next for host squad
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C5
The game plan was to apply pressure from the start and score an early goal. Mission accomplished.
Big Papi blasts another one
Red Sox win on walk-off home run by Ortiz
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C4
David Ortiz hits so many walkoff homers that one teammate even predicts them.
Wood: This camera never lies
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C8
Talk about sticking your neck out.
Patience pays off for K.C. righty
Duckworth earns first victory in 26 months
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C1
The toughest part of these past two years and two months for Brandon Duckworth was probably the final 45 minutes Saturday night.
Study: Antibiotic-free food
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A5
Antibiotic-free foods are not necessarily safer, according to an Institute of Food Technologists study to be released Monday.
Hubble telescope’s main camera broken
Problem possibly fixable from ground
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A6
The main camera on the Hubble Space Telescope, which has revolutionized astronomy with its stunning pictures of the universe, has stopped working, an instrument specialist who works with the camera said Saturday.
Man wins lawsuit over faulty penile implant
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
A former handyman has won more than $400,000 in a lawsuit over a penile implant that gave him a 10-year erection.
Tentative deal made in eminent domain fight
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
Two homeowners who had refused to leave their riverfront homes to make way for private development have reached a tentative agreement with the city of New London, Gov. M. Jodi Rell said Friday.
Pendleton 8’ draw support
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
As hundreds of protesters picketed outside Camp Pendleton on Saturday in support of seven Marines and a Navy corpsman charged with murder in the death of an Iraqi man, defense attorneys began preparing for a long battle.
Rottweiler fatally attacks 2-year-old girl
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
A 2-year-old girl was fatally mauled by a dog owned by an employee of an animal adoption service, authorities said.
University chancellor falls to her death
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A3
Dee Denton, the controversial chancellor of the University of California Santa Cruz, fell to her death Saturday from the 44th floor of a San Francisco apartment building, the medical examiner’s office confirmed. Her death is being investigated as a suicide, officials said.
Flat’ Raiders fall in pool-play finale
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C1
For the third consecutive game, the Lawrence Raiders saw themselves facing a deficit at the Al Ice Memorial Woodbat Classic.
Made in your shades
Sunglasses reflect visions of fashion and health
June 25, 2006 in print edition on D1
“Two classes” hardly reflects the mind-boggling variety of sunglasses styles being worn today by everyone from A-list celebrities to downtown Lawrence road workers. Dark represents only one hue on a lens-tint menu that ranges from mirrors to pastels, fades to transitions. And anonymity rarely seems to be the goal of those donning some of the more outrageous specs on the market.
Not all college students sex-crazed, study shows
June 25, 2006 in print edition on B5
The two campus student groups that teach college students different ways to handle their urges start with the same evidence: Few of the students are as sex-crazed as pop culture and the media make them out to be.
Coalition, Afghan troops kill more than 80 insurgents
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A10
The U.S.-led coalition said Saturday that its troops and Afghan forces had killed more than 80 militants in fighting across southern Afghanistan. In one case, insurgents used civilians as shields to escape.
Private company controls military housing
June 25, 2006 in print edition on B3
A private company has taken over housing at Fort Riley, as part of a Pentagon push to turn over more military housing to private management.
Army goat demoted for parade incident
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A10
A British army regiment’s ceremonial pet goat was demoted in disgrace after it marched out of line before a host of international dignitaries during a parade to mark Queen’s Elizabeth II’s birthday, a military spokesman said Saturday.
Early examples of lawn care items collectible
June 25, 2006 in print edition on D7
It’s lawn-care season. Did you know the first mower was invented about 1830 in England? In the United States, lawn mowers were improved and patented frequently after the first horse-drawn mowers of 1868. Newer mowers were run by steam or gas engines until finally, in 1899, the push-it-by-hand mower for home use was patented. Sprinklers were patented in the United States by 1897. There are collectors of mowers and sprinklers, and some of the early examples are very high-priced.
Report: Brown mulling retirement
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C2
Larry Brown feels so humiliated by the way the Knicks treated him during the last two months that he is considering retirement, according to a person close to the Hall of Fame coach. But he still wants the $40 million the Knicks owe him.
Lawrence commuter report
June 25, 2006 in print edition on B3
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Vote in referendum on massive reform today
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A10
Italians vote today in a constitutional referendum on whether to give regions more clout and shift power to the premier to encourage more stability in a country that has had 61 governments since World War II.
Forces arrest 42 suspected terrorists
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A10
Saudi security forces arrested 42 suspected terrorists, including four foreign nationals, allegedly involved in earlier attacks across the kingdom, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.
Suspected al-Qaida collaborator named new leader of militia
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A10
A fundamentalist Muslim who the U.S. suspects of collaborating with al-Qaida terrorists was named Saturday as the new leader of an Islamic militia that has seized control of Somalia’s capital.
Books cater to budding young artists with taste for hands-on fun
June 25, 2006 in print edition on D1
Three very different books from the same publisher give kids the chance not only to experience art, but to interact with it.
Some whines don’t go well with dinner
June 25, 2006 in print edition on D1
It is 6:30 on a Thursday night. I have eaten like a French woman all day, and I am famished.
Horoscopes
June 25, 2006 in print edition on D4
For Sunday, June 25, 2006
Even the devil can’t upstage wardrobe in ‘Prada’
June 25, 2006 in print edition on D6
Miranda Priestly, Meryl Streep’s character in “The Devil Wears Prada,” is fashion’s queen bee and an ice princess to boot. The only time anyone recalls her smiling was when she previewed Tom Ford’s 2001 collection. Must have been that updated Yves Saint Laurent smoking jacket that pushed her over the edge.
Best-sellers
June 25, 2006 in print edition on D3
Surrogate mother goes against trend in conservative states
Lawrence woman carries baby for gay couple in Calif.a
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A1
If her pregnancy goes as planned, a Lawrence woman’s baby will have 10 fingers, 10 toes and two proud fathers.
Fashionista film goods going to online auction
June 25, 2006 in print edition on D6
The hundreds of outfits and accessories featured in the film “The Devil Wears Prada” surely will inspire some moviegoers to spruce up their own wardrobes, and 20th Century Fox and several fashion-industry partners couldn’t pass up an opportunity to help. There are several tie-ins to the movie, including charity auctions of costumes worn by stars Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.
Government structure not Americans’ top concern
June 25, 2006 in print edition on B7
This month the Democrats began their offensive to take back control of the Congress. They’ve spent months recruiting candidates, they’re raising money, and they’re raising hopes. Now they have finally rolled out their agenda for power.
Measured approach to N. Korea
June 25, 2006 in print edition on B7
For 1,971 days the Bush administration ignored North Korea’s missile program as unimportant and unthreatening to the security of the United States.
At least 50,000 Iraqis have died violently
Total is 20,000 more than Bush administration acknowledges
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A11
At least 50,000 Iraqis have died violently since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, according to statistics from the Baghdad morgue, the Iraqi Health Ministry and other agencies - a toll 20,000 higher than previously acknowledged by the Bush administration.
How much?
June 25, 2006 in print edition on B6
Is the school funding package approved by the Kansas Legislature big enough? Do schools need more to properly educate Kansas students? The questions facing the Kansas Supreme Court are not easy to answer.
Classic was a sign of the times
June 25, 2006 in print edition on B6
Confined to her bed in Atlanta by a broken ankle and arthritis, her husband gave her a stack of blank paper and said, “Write a book.” Did she ever.
Police oversight
June 25, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I was heartened to see the article this week in the Lawrence Journal-World regarding a renewed interest in the development of a police review board for the city of Lawrence.
GOP rejects Texas take on immigration
June 25, 2006 in print edition on B6
The story line of the week was “Republicans in Retreat,” as major pieces of President Bush’s legislative program hit roadblocks on Capitol Hill.
Study: Americans enjoying highest standard of living in history
June 25, 2006 in print edition on A9
Americans have never had it so good. Gas prices may be up. The stock market may be down. Job security may seem an illusion and there’s not yet an iPod in every pocket.
Businesses advised to plan regarding flu pandemics
June 25, 2006 in print edition on B8
Public health officials on Friday warned businesses that a third to a half of the Kansas work force could be out sick for weeks at a time if a pandemic influenza hits the state.
Bankruptcies
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C12
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection from June 2 through Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Software CEO wins entrepreneur award
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C12
Scott Coons, a Lawrence resident and president and chief executive officer of Perceptive Software Inc., is this year’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the technology category for the program’s Central Midwest region.
Money tip
June 25, 2006 in print edition on C12
Don’t let fixed rates on student loans fool you into thinking you don’t have to shop around.