Archive for Sunday, May 21, 2006

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Chance for isolated thunderstorms
May 21, 2006
Graduates should keep their eyes to the skies today - there’s a chance for Isolated thunderstorms in the Lawrence area, according to the National Weather Service.
The name game: Not what it used to be
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D1
I am reading the just-released list of the top-10 baby names in America.
Rhythm, rhyme and reason
Poetry books’ words will stimulate children as much as illustrations
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D1
Nimble and deft, the poetry in these three volumes - “Zany Zoo,” “Hippopotamus Stew and Other Silly Animal Poems” and “Jazz ABZ” - will keep kids leaping toward new horizons as they encounter rhythms and rhymes they may never have dreamed of without the gifted writers.
Questions to ask before you tie the knot
Here comes the bride … and the groom, but are they ready for this?
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D1
The first time Keri Walthall locked lips with her fiance, Jeremy Prichard, she knew he was “the one.”
Official language’ debate about more than just words
U.S. not alone in attempt to make English the rule
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A4
It’s been 30 years, but Dick Tucker has no trouble recalling the French signs posted inside city buses that crisscrossed Montreal: “In French, we say it this way. We don’t say it that way.”
The bottom line
May 21, 2006
The job market is bright for students graduating from Kansas, Baker and Haskell Indian Nations universities and others across the country, according to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Bankruptcies
May 21, 2006 in print edition on C12
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Sertoma Cook-off winners announced
May 21, 2006 in print edition on C12
The fourth annual Sertoma Corporate Cook-off and Mixer attracted more than 350 people to Broken Arrow Park on May 12.
Mumps phobia spreads
Toplikar: Tips to reduce risk of infection at work, home
May 21, 2006 in print edition on C12
The reactions Julie was getting seemed contagious: first sympathy, then fear.
Deployed soldiers watch kids’ graduations online
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A5
When 17-year-old Reyniza Sherrell was handed her high school diploma, two of her family members watched with admiration - from thousands of miles away.
Lawrence datebook
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B2
Metal detectors used after shots at club
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B2
After the gunshot incident a week ago, management at the nightclub Last Call, 729 N.H., started requiring customers to pass through metal detectors before being admitted Saturday night.
$80M campus would consolidate children’s agencies
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B2
Officials have announced plans for an $80 million project, nearly entirely focused on programs for children, to be built in Kansas City beginning this fall.
Attorney says charges against students for threats unwarranted
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B2
An attorney for two boys accused of threatening their teachers says the incidents simply amounted to pranks and comments taken too seriously.
Scholarships offered in recycling contest
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B3
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will offer a recycling contest this summer that will offer college students a chance to earn scholarships.
Barbaro stumbles; Bernardini cruises
May 21, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro broke down at the start of the Preakness on Saturday, galloping only a few hundred yards when his right rear leg flared out, and he veered sideways while his eight rivals passed him.
Lawrence commuter report
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B3
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Kansas golfer ties for 75th
May 21, 2006 in print edition on C7
Kansas University junior golfer Gary Goodland shot a final-round 75 and finished in a tie for 75th Saturday at the NCAA Central Regional.
Experience, history favor Detroit at home
Pistons have veterans, but no LeBron
May 21, 2006 in print edition on C8
This is why Detroit wanted home-court advantage.
Pujols foils Royals
Three-run shot off Burgos dooms K.C.
May 21, 2006 in print edition on C6
Albert Pujols had never faced Kansas City reliever Ambiorix Burgos before Saturday night. It didn’t affect the Cardinals slugger.
Free State’s Pipkin 6th
May 21, 2006 in print edition on C3
About the only bad thing that can be said for Keith Pipkin’s visit to this year’s Class 6A boys state tennis tournament is that it ended with a loss.
Firebird Robinson two-time runner-up
May 21, 2006 in print edition on C3
It took four years, two state records and one ulterior motive to keep Free State High’s Ashley Robinson from earning a spot atop the medals stand at the state girls swimming and diving championship.
Commentary: Bonds has taken the joy out of 714
May 21, 2006 in print edition on C2
Didn’t see it. Didn’t want to see it. Had no interest whatsoever in seeing it.
Hornish cruises to Indy 500 pole
Driver misses prediction, but takes top qualifying spot
May 21, 2006 in print edition on C2
Sam Hornish Jr. came up a bit short on his prediction, but not his speed.
Best sellers
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D2
New Orleans in tempest over ‘Deluge’
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D2
He gets asked at campaign stops, in candidate forums and televised debates.
Hoops group ‘bright’
KU’s Moody, Vinson, Niang graduate today
May 21, 2006 in print edition on C1
In all, 84 Kansas University student-athletes are eligible today to stroll down Campanile Hill in cap and gown and enter Memorial Stadium for 2006 graduation ceremonies.
MySpace revives junior-high style drama
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D7
Let’s begin with an exercise. First, name the eight most important people in your life - friends, family, rock stars. These are your Top 8. Now rank those people in order of importance. Finally, send a copy of this list to everybody you know, including people who didn’t make the cut. Be careful not to hurt the wrong feelings, or you may end up getting bumped from other people’s Top 8s.
Horoscopes
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D8
For Sunday, May 21, 2006
Toddler dies after being hit by SUV in driveway
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B10
A toddler died after being struck by a sport utility vehicle in a driveway, police said.
Project seeks to help blind kids learn about the American flag
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B10
How do you explain the “Stars and Stripes” to children who cannot distinguish one from the other, or talk about the “Red, White and Blue” to someone whose world has always been black?
FBI agents search La. congressman’s office
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
FBI agents searched the congressional office of Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana on Saturday evening in connection with a public corruption investigation that already has netted two guilty pleas by two associates, authorities said.
Taiwan security policy focuses on China
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
Taiwan unveiled its first formal national security policy Saturday, pledging to increase defense spending by 20 percent and urging China to cooperate in establishing a military buffer zone to lower tension in the Taiwan Strait.
Blast injures Palestinian intelligence leader
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
The chief of the Palestinian intelligence service was severely wounded Saturday by a bomb blast that tore through his headquarters in the northern Gaza Strip, killing one of his bodyguards and injuring seven other people.
Massages good for pet, owner
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D4
When we pet our dogs, we know by looking into their dreamy eyes how good it feels. But what about giving our dogs a massage?
U.S., French soldiers killed in fighting
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
Militants hiding in a vineyard and armed with machine guns ambushed an Afghan army convoy Saturday, shooting dead four soldiers but losing 15 of their own.
New Iraqi leaders installed
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
After five months of often bitter wrangling over Cabinet posts, Iraq’s unity government took office Saturday and vowed to fight the insurgency, restore stability and set the stage for the eventual withdrawal of U.S. and other foreign troops.
Explosion at Kentucky coal mine kills five
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
An underground explosion early Saturday in an eastern Kentucky coal mine killed five miners, while a sixth miner walked away from the blast that sprayed an office building with rock and mud 100 yards outside the tunnel’s entrance, Gov. Ernie Fletcher said.
Runners get close-up of airport’s new runway
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A6
Sporting a temporary tattoo with the Delta Air Lines logo on her right cheek, Debora Schum finished a 5K run Saturday on an extraordinary loop - a taxiway and then the new runway of the world’s busiest air hub.
Report: Air marshals worry about anonymity
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A6
More needs to be done to ensure the anonymity of federal air marshals, according to a critical new report Congress will look into this week.
Baker professor chosen for U.S. training corps
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B3
Dee Hansen, associate professor of music at Baker University, has been selected as a member of the U.S. Department of Education’s Teacher-to-Teacher Training Corps.
Rare disease in 5 kids traced to sperm donor
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A6
A sperm donor passed a rare and dangerous genetic ailment to five children born to four couples, doctors reported last week in a case that exposes a gap in the screening process.
Research on breath may hold clues to health
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A6
Researchers are collaborating on a new, laser-based breath analyzer that can pick up hidden clues about your health.
Judge strikes down gay adoption law
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A2
A federal judge struck down a 2-year-old law that prohibits Oklahoma from recognizing adoptions by same-sex couples from other states and countries.
Attorney: Kevorkian’s health failing in prison
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A6
The man who assisted more than 100 suicides needs a little help himself.
Generic statins to shrink prices, brand power of cholesterol pills
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A6
Hailed for effectiveness at lowering cholesterol, the family of drugs known as statins in recent years has been the most costly brand-name prescription group for U.S. consumers and employers.
While older pets have special needs, their devotion can’t be matched
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D4
At 12 years young, Sarge was a sweet old boy. He was a liver-and-white springer spaniel who had lived his entire life with someone to whom he devoted himself.
People in the news
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Tommy Hilfiger goes ‘Crazy’ on Axl Rose at N.Y.C. bar ¢ Elvis big top in the works ¢ PETA files lawsuit seeking records of Horn tiger attack ¢ $9 million turkey for sale
Illness, pain slow but can’t stop Knievel’s ride
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A2
Evel Knievel has trouble now just walking from his condo to the pool.
Lawrence High School graduates
May 21, 2006
The following students graduated Sunday as the Class of 2006 at Lawrence High School:
Free State High School graduates
May 21, 2006
The following students graduated Sunday as the Class of 2006 at Free State High School
Ardys and Bradford
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D1
Vocalist Ardys Ramberg says her collaboration with pianist Bradford Hoopes generates songs that are “sometimes sweet, sometimes nasty, sometimes familiar and sometimes our own.”
Peachy idea for the grill
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D1
Grilling season is in full swing. For those of you who enjoy the ease and atmosphere of cooking outdoors but quickly tire of meat prepared the same old way, here’s a Honey-Ginger Peach Sauce that can add a little Southern flair to grilled pork ribs, chicken, beef and seafood.
Start with these
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D1
Here is a sampling of questions that relationship experts recommend couples ask one another before they get married
Commencement info
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A5
Graduates wearing appropriate academic dress should assemble on Memorial Drive for the procession beginning at 2 p.m. today. School assembly areas will be marked by signs. University marshals wearing gold shoulder braids will organize the procession. Students should follow the marshals’ instructions at all times.
Presidents not immune from mental health challenges
May 21, 2006
James Madison, John Quincy Adams and Franklin Pierce all suffered from major depressive disorders. Theodore Roosevelt was bipolar. So, too, was Lyndon Johnson. Woodrow Wilson suffered from a generalized anxiety disorder. If only we knew then what we think we know now.
Phone hazard
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B9
To the editor: It’s what we call a near miss.
Harebrained idea
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B9
To the editor: OK, the Republican Congress has voted to install a multimillion-dollar, 370-mile fence that will require constant surveillance and upkeep, and the Republican president is sending 6,000 troops to patrol the border.
Book advises how to pick right dog
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D6
The late spring and early summer are ideal times to expand the family - to include a new dog.
Old home town - 100 years ago
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 21, 1906
Old home town - 40 years ago
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B8
Military draft tests were being given at universities across the nation to help determine student deferment policies regarding service.
Old home town - 25 years ago
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B8
The Lawrence Housing Authority’s home rehabilitation program got a lift from the city’s Community Development advisory board when the board agreed to bolster the stalled program with a badly needed $25,000 loan.
Studies agree on ‘wetlands’ geology
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B8
There is much controversy in Lawrence about whether the South Lawrence Trafficway should cross the Baker Wetlands on 32nd Street or go south of the Wakarusa River with two bridge crossings and about 1 1/2 miles increase in length and additional cost.
Street work
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B8
City commissioners can’t afford to put off funding for street repairs any longer.
Graduation central
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B8
It seems that just about everyone in Douglas County will be celebrating a graduation this weekend.
Sand artist’s work difficult to find
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D5
A popular craft today is making sand pictures in a bottle. It was a form of artwork in the 19th century. One of the most famous sand artists was Andrew Clemens (1857-1894), who arranged natural-color sands from Iowa in attractive bottles. He could neither speak nor hear, but he was dedicated to his sand art. Clemens made intricate designs like boats, flowers, flags, eagles, geometric borders and even a customer’s name with sand he just packed into place - he never used glue. He even filled a 12-inch bottle with a portrait of George Washington on horseback. His bottles cost from $5 to $7, a lot of money in those days. Although he made many bottles, few have survived.
Mother, daughter to mark graduation - side by side
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A1
Kansas University graduate Toni Argueta will walk down Campanile Hill today with her mother by her side.
Sudanese FSHS senior hopes to help country
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A1
Mujahid Hassaballa’s post-graduation plans are a little different from his peers’: Go to college, maybe run track, get an engineering degree - then rebuild his country.
High school seniors stand out
LHS student doesn’t let cystic fibrosis halt goals
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A1
Scott Wedman keeps making plans for the future.
Report reveals state disparities on female incarceration rates
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A12
Oklahoma, Mississippi and the Mountain states have set the pace in increasing the imprisonment of women, while several Northeastern states are curtailing the practice, according to a new report detailing sharp regional differences in the handling of female offenders.
Bush encourages Congress to act on immigration
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A4
President Bush urged Congress on Saturday to find a middle ground between mass deportation or instant U.S. citizenship for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants already living in America.
Alvamar’s town tutor
Course pro takes more pleasure in teaching than playing
May 21, 2006 in print edition on C5
Randy Towner, dean of Lawrence’s golf club golf professionals, hit close to his best drive and I hit close to mine, which meant he was about 60 yards past me on the 16th fairway at Alvamar Country Club. It also meant he was twice as happy as I was.
Valedictorians face challenges after high school
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B1
For the first time in his life, Brian Gnojek was facing a dreaded, foreign creature: a “C” in a class.
Spills and thrills in abundance at competition
More than 40 participants strut their stuff at Lawrence skateboard contest
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B1
In a white-collared shirt and khaki pants, Taylor Brown was about as well-dressed as a 13-year-old could hope to be on a Saturday morning at the park. Until the blood began leaking through.
At last, Bonds gets Babe-tying blast
San Francisco slugger hits career homer No. 714 to match Ruth
May 21, 2006 in print edition on C1
The agonizing wait is over for Barry Bonds. He and the Babe are even at 714.
Poet’s showcase
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D2
“Reversal of Fortune,” by Juliana Harris
Book clubs
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D2
Man of My Dreams’ honestly portrays dating, sex, marriage
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D2
Hannah Gavener is 14 when her emotionally abusive father turns her, her sister and their mother out of their home.
Today marks 150th anniversary of 1st raid on city - not Quantrill’s
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B1
Most Lawrencians are familiar with William Quantrill’s murderous raid on abolitionist Lawrence in 1863.
On the record
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B2
Sox take brawl-marred win
May 21, 2006 in print edition on C4
Michael Barrett was waiting for the ball when A.J. Pierzynski ran him over. Barrett’s reaction? He got up and punched the White Sox catcher in the jaw, setting off a melee between Chicago’s two baseball teams.
Sideways: Build abs by working oblique muscles
May 21, 2006 in print edition on D10
Now that we’ve moved into pre-bathing suit season, the fitness short-timers - last seen in January - are back in gyms everywhere.
New Orleans re-elects Nagin
May 21, 2006 in print edition on A3
Mayor Ray Nagin, whose shoot-from-the-hip style was both praised and scorned after Hurricane Katrina, narrowly won re-election over Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu on Saturday in the race to oversee one of the biggest rebuilding projects in U.S. history.
Language not tie that binds us
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B9
For its next trick, maybe the Senate will pass a law regulating the flight patterns of house flies.
Panel should tackle entitlement programs
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B8
Almost forgotten in the rush of events these last four months is the proposal President Bush offered in the State of the Union address for a bipartisan commission to examine the future of Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other entitlement programs.
Kansas done dancing
Big inning helps Huskies end Jayhawks’ NCAA run, 3-0
May 21, 2006 in print edition on C1
Coming into Saturday’s regional final, Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge knew her team was going to have to find a way to stifle the Washington offense.
Volunteer’s calm presence guides seniors through Medicare changes
May 21, 2006 in print edition on B1
The agitated or panicked voices of Kansans come through his phone line.
Milner sparks Jayhawks
May 21, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s Gus Milner admits he’s no statistician when it comes to the Jayhawks’ NCAA Tournament chances.