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Police arrest man for fourth HIV exposure
May 23, 2006
A man already charged with three cases of HIV exposure in Douglas County was arrested on a fourth case this morning after a court appearance.
Fuel cleanup efforts to take a year
Air monitors, groundwater filters part of remediation effort
May 23, 2006
State environmental officials today said they are continuing to clean up the Old West Lawrence neighborhood where fumes from a leaking underground fuel tank caused a house fire last month.
Governor, aide on witness list in House Nuss probe
First meeting expected Thursday
May 23, 2006
TOPEKA - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and her top aide are potential witnesses for a House committee investigating a Kansas Supreme Court justice’s conversation about school finance with two senators, the panel’s chairman said today.
Police arrest man for fourth HIV exposure
May 23, 2006
A man already charged with three cases of HIV exposure in Douglas County was arrested on a fourth case this morning after a court appearance.
Hazy, warm and breezy
Chance for thunderstorms tonight
May 23, 2006
Lawrence was a little on the hazy side this morning. “I do think we’ll have a few scattered clouds through the day,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “But the clouds should not be a hamper to our temperature. We’ll still soar into the upper 80s.”
Here’s your chance to be in a movie
May 23, 2006 in print edition on D2
Want to be in a movie? Through A Glass Productions is shooting a concert scene for a 35mm feature-length musical film called “Air.” Kansas City band The Architects will be performing in the scene, and the filmmakers are looking for a crowd to rock out at the show. There will be food, door prizes and, obviously, live music. The taping will be from 6 p.m. to midnight today at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, in Kansas City, Mo. Those who attend are asked to wear clothes without logos.
$3.5M renovation to begin at Wescoe Hall
Project will add 24,000 square feet to liberal arts building
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
It’s not a complete makeover, but it’s a start. Kansas University in upcoming weeks will begin construction on a $3.5 million addition to Wescoe Hall.
D.A. expands services for victims
Orientation to legal process offered in domestic violence cases
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
After a campaign promising reform in his office’s handling of domestic violence cases, Douglas County Dist. Atty. Charles Branson has taken steps to enhance prosecution and help victims navigate the legal process.
City softball standings
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C3
FSHS’ Klutman 20th
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s Quinn Klutman shot a 76 and tied for 20th place at the Class 6A boys state golf meet on Monday at Mariah Hills Golf Course.
Doctors test device to zap asthmatic airways
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
In a radical experiment, doctors are snaking wires inside the lungs of asthma patients to essentially burn off some of the tissue that blocks their ability to breathe.
New-look Miami ready for ultimate test
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C6
Pat Riley’s experiment is about to be put to the test.
FBI searches show commitment to fight public corruption
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A5
Over nine days in May, FBI agents in the Washington area searched the offices of a lawmaker and the No. 3 CIA official in a flurry of activity that highlights a newly aggressive pursuit of public corruption cases by federal prosecutors and investigators.
Air pack reliability again examined
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A5
The men who died from carbon monoxide poisoning at an eastern Kentucky coal mine were using the same air pack model as the Sago Mine disaster victims.
Tensions push Palestinians to the brink of civil war
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
Members of a new Hamas security force and Palestinian police traded gunfire in the streets near the parliament building in downtown Gaza City on Monday, killing an aide to the Jordanian ambassador in Gaza and wounding at least 10 people.
U.S. insists Afghanistan village strike legitimate
Up to 80 Taliban killed, but civilians also are casualties
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
The U.S. military insisted Monday that air strikes on a southern village, which killed at least 16 Afghan civilians, were a legitimate attack on scores of Taliban militants.
Commentary: Anxiety plagues Yankees organization
Sudden influx of mercenaries a sign of vulnerability in wake of outfield injuries
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C2
If you’ve been dazed and confused by the sudden influx of strangers wearing pinstripes, do not be disheartened. The Yankee core - or what’s left of it - has the same, slightly uncomfortable feeling about the turnover.
NYSE bids $10.2B for Euronext
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C8
The New York Stock Exchange ratcheted up its fight to become the world’s first trans-Atlantic stock trading center Monday, making a $10.2 billion cash-and-stock bid for European exchange operator Euronext NV - an offer that Euronext called the best on the table.
People in the news
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Sexy vegetarians ¢ Handing out Tonys ¢ Richards returns home ¢ Humanitarian hero ¢ Question authority
Old home town - 25 years ago today
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B8
An attorney representing a group of residents in the Bluffs area near Sixth and Iowa said there were no plans to seek a halt to construction of an apartment complex there. But he vowed to see the buildings torn down if the judge decided the property was improperly zoned. The developer was Duane Schwada.
LHS assistant principal arrested for DUI
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High School Assistant Principal Jan Gentry was arrested during the weekend for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Rangers played heroic role in camp liberation
May 23, 2006
By the end of January 1945, as Allied forces advanced against Japanese positions in the Philippines, the writing was on the wall for any Japanese military leader who cared to read it.
City resident plans return trip to war-torn Uganda this fall
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
Some people look at a crisis like the bloody conflict in northern Uganda and throw up their hands.
Four arrested near Last Call
Police find drugs, guns in stolen cars outside downtown nightclub
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Police seized a sawed-off shotgun, a rifle and drugs during the weekend from cars parked in the 700 block of New Hampshire - the latest in a series of gun seizures near a popular night club.
2007 grad date chosen
School board selects May 27, avoiding the same day as KU
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A1
Moms and dads, mark your calendars. Next year’s graduation ceremonies for Lawrence and Free State high schools will be May 27.
Waterline work kicks off
Businesses, shoppers will face hurdles during summer project
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A1
Dump trucks rumbled, chain-link fence clattered, orange cones seemed to sprout from the ground.
Blair, Iraqi leader discuss defense issues
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A7
British Prime Minister Tony Blair agreed with Iraq’s new leadership Monday that Iraqi security forces would start assuming full responsibility for some provinces and cities next month, beginning a process leading to the eventual withdrawal of all coalition forces.
How to check for identity theft
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A4
The Department of Veterans Affairs says it is not necessary for veterans to contact financial institutions or cancel credit cards and bank accounts in the case of identity theft.
Personal data of 26.5 million veterans stolen in burglary
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A1
Thieves took sensitive personal information on 26.5 million U.S. veterans, including Social Security numbers and birth dates, after a Veterans Affairs employee improperly brought the material home, the government said Monday.
House passes bill on pet evacuations
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A4
The next time a disaster like Hurricane Katrina strikes, rescuers may have to take pets in as well as humans.
Six major hurricanes predicted this year
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A1
The next Atlantic hurricane season could produce up to 16 named storms, six of them major hurricanes, suggesting another active year but not the record pounding of 2005, scientists said Monday.
Taco Bell altercation leads to charges
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
Police arrested a Lawrence man early Monday for allegedly threatening a group of Taco Bell patrons with a gun after a fender-bender in the restaurant’s drive-through.
Lawrence man arrested in HIV exposure case
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
A 30-year-old Lawrence man was arrested during the weekend for allegedly exposing a 37-year-old woman to the HIV virus during several sexual encounters late last week.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas for $2.64 at several locations.
School finance flaw spurs lawmakers’ return
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
A flaw in the state’s new school finance law will force legislators back into session this week, House and Senate leaders said Monday.
New building sought for Clinton museum
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Clinton Lake Historical Society is launching an effort this year to raise funds for a new museum building.
On the record
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B2
Assaults reported at trash receptacles
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B3
In two recent incidents, Lawrence residents say they were assaulted by people who were Dumpster-diving.
Teen has long road ahead regaining trust
May 23, 2006 in print edition on D1
I am a 15-year-old who has lost nearly everything. I have made some pretty serious mistakes with school and drugs. I have caused my family so much pain and embarrassment, including extra financial stress because of legal issues. I have lost friends, the respect of my teachers and the trust of my family. What bothers me most is no one will trust me. What can I do to get it back? I don’t want to be labeled a loser. Other than moving away to get a fresh start, what can I do? I want to make it right. - 15-year-old boy
LHS students pioneer TV news
May 23, 2006 in print edition on D1
Starting a television station from scratch is no easy endeavor. Ask Lawrence High School senior Michael Brock, who created KLHS 26, a student-run station.
Shadow shooters
Junior high photographers tag along with pros for feature picture lesson
May 23, 2006 in print edition on D1
A feature picture is a photo that stands alone without a story in a newspaper. In April, a group of camera-toting students in Central Junior High’s after-school photography program tagged along with Lawrence Journal-World photographers Mike Yoder and Thad Allender to find feature photos around town.
KU football adds 6-foot-5 receiver
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C3
Chris Tuck, a wide receiver from Hillcrest High School in Dallas, has committed orally to play football at Kansas University.
Miles keeping busy
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C3
Former KU basketball point guard Aaron Miles, who opened the 2005-06 season with the Golden State Warriors and finished with the NBADL’s Fort Worth (Texas) Flyers, will be playing with the Chicago Bulls in the Orlando (Fla.) Summer League and with the Seattle SuperSonics in the Rocky Mountain Revue in Salt Lake City this summer.
No rolling roof on next ballot
November vote possible
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C3
A proposal to bring a rolling roof to the Truman Sports Complex ground to a halt Monday, when Jackson County officials withdrew a resolution to put the project on the Aug. 8 ballot.
7-year-old makes swim from Alcatraz
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
A 7-year-old Arizona boy swam from Alcatraz Island to the city in 47 minutes Monday, then was lifted by his father from the chilly waters.
Senate backs sending National Guard to border
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Senate, nearing completion on an immigration overhaul, on Monday strongly endorsed President Bush’s plan to deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Bonds, Pujols quiet
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C4
So much for the power show from Barry Bonds and Albert Pujols.
Big Frank’s return ‘bittersweet’
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C4
Frank Thomas felt right at home. He should have. After 16 years in Chicago, he was back among familiar faces in a stadium where he was a great hitter for a long time.
Cardinals’ Eckstein gets rare day off
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C5
David Eckstein got his first day off on Sunday, not because he needed one but because the St. Louis Cardinals know they need him for the long haul.
Eight’s not great
KU again struggled to hold its own vs. Big 12 opponents in 2005-06
May 23, 2006
Kansas University shared the Big 12 Conference men’s basketball title with Texas. The Jayhawks did not win any other conference titles. If you care more about the first sentence than the second, don’t feel bad. You no doubt have plenty of company in that regard.
Article rekindles Ozzie-La Russa feud
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C5
Comments made in a newspaper interview have reopened an old rift between Cardinals Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith and manager Tony La Russa.
Royals hold players-only meeting
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C5
One day after pitcher Scott Elarton questioned his teammates’ desire to win, the Kansas City Royals held a players-only meeting.
Bad record doesn’t guarantee lottery luck
Portland hoping to parlay futility into No. 1 draft pick
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C6
While the odds favor the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA Draft Lottery on tonight, history hasn’t favored the team with the best chance of getting the No. 1 pick - at least until recently.
Mavs finally on top in Texas
Phoenix outruns Clippers in Game 7 victory
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C6
The Dallas Mavericks had procrastinated long enough against their in-state rivals.
Computer outage hits state government
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
Much of Montana’s government computer system crashed Monday, idling state employees and frustrating those who wanted to do such things as renew driver’s licenses and obtain fishing permits.
Ship’s tour launches Jamestown 400th anniversary commemoration
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A5
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine bid “Godspeed” to the ship Godspeed on Monday, launching an 18-month series of events marking the 400th anniversary of America’s first permanent English settlement.
Court gives police greater latitude to enter homes
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A5
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that police do not need a warrant to go into a home to break up a bloody fight.
Sudanese accused of humanitarian violations
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
Sudan’s government is violating international humanitarian law by barring fuel, food and relief aid to civilians in Darfur, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a report released Monday.
Al-Qaida in Iraq leader arrested
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
Jordan said Monday it arrested an unidentified leader of the al-Qaida in Iraq militant group, blaming him for kidnapping and killing Jordanians and Arabs and robbing commercial trucks driving to and from Iraq.
Montenegro’s split from Serbia confirmed
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
Montenegro has voted to go it alone after 88 years of union with Serbia.
Abuse trial opens for 2nd Army dog handler
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
A jury was chosen Monday in the court-martial of a military dog handler charged with abusing detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
China mine rescue efforts hampered
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
Electricity shortages slowed attempts to clear a flooded mine shaft Monday, and residents began to lose hope for 57 miners trapped for a fourth day in China’s worst mining accident this year.
Holloway suspect to fight extradition
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
The surprise arrest of a new suspect in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway revived hope Monday of solving the case, with a defense lawyer saying for the first time that Aruban authorities believe she was murdered.
U.S. House wants to block aid to Palestinians
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
Defying the Bush administration, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to pass legislation today that would ban direct U.S. economic assistance to the Palestinian government and restrict money to private aid groups that operate in Gaza and the West Bank.
Hospital reports making strides throughout year
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B7
Regardless of industrywide challenges, health care officials from Lawrence Memorial Hospital said Monday that the city’s community hospital is strong and heading in the right direction.
Three jailed after water balloon incident
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B7
Three 20-year-old Lawrence men went to jail this weekend after police caught them tossing water balloons onto the road from their apartment balcony near Ninth Street and Emery Road, according to a report.
Zoning request for storage facilities falters
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B7
A request to amend a zoning regulation that would clear the way for mini-storage facilities in “general business districts” of the county failed to strike a winning note Monday with Douglas County commissioners.
Texting’ takes hold in world of recruits
Cell phones becoming hot tool for coaches to keep in contact with prospects
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C1
A modern-day basketball coach with the gift of gab, Kansas University’s Bill Self uses his cell phone a lot - for talking more than text-messaging.
Rookie blows away Kansas City
Detroit’s Verlander hits 99 on radar gun in final inning of shutout
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C1
The radar gun seemed stuck on 99 mph. That’s what it clocked Justin Verlander’s fastball at in the first inning, and that’s what it still read in the ninth.
Woodling: Similarities end with seedings
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C1
Those enamored with the inexplicable happenstance often associated with coincidence should be heartened about Kansas University baseball.
Lawrence man arrested in beer theft
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B7
Police arrested a man during the weekend for robbing a woman of a case of beer in a south Lawrence parking lot.
Mother charged with child abandonment
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B7
Police arrested a 27-year-old Lawrence woman late last week on suspicion of leaving her 4-year-old son at home alone.
Water district expansion concerns officials
Johnson County exploring options
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B7
A Johnson County rural water district is exploring expansion options, and if those options were to include moving into Douglas County, local leaders aren’t sure how much governing power they would have over the district.
Topeka State Hospital patients to be honored with monuments
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B10
In 75 years, Topeka State Hospital buried more than 1,100 patients in its cemetery. Only 19 graves were marked, perhaps because of the stigma attached to the mental illnesses treated there.
Barbaro may have future as stallion
Career-ending leg injuries could hinder breeding
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C2
If Barbaro, now with a metal plate and 23 screws in his right hind leg, survives the catastrophic injuries he suffered in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, the Kentucky Derby winner still may have a future in the breeding shed, his surgeon said.
Two potential vaccines for flu in birds reported
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
Combination vaccines that could point the way to a more efficient and cost-effective means of battling bird flu have been created by separate teams of researchers.
World health chief dies after surgery
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A7
Dr. Lee Jong-wook, who spearheaded the World Health Organization’s successive battles against SARS and bird flu and was the first South Korean to head a U.N. agency, died Monday following surgery for a blood clot on the brain. He was 61.
Saddam trial sees shouting matches, lawyer’s exit
May 23, 2006
Guards pulled the sole woman on Saddam Hussein’s defense team from the court Monday after she had a shouting match with the chief judge, prompting her to throw off her lawyer’s robe in rage.
U.S. must back democratic reform in Egypt
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B8
The disconnect between President Bush’s public push for Mideast democracy and developments in the region was in full view last week in Washington and Cairo.
Rights group cites powerful countries’ misdirected focus
Amnesty International says security efforts come at expense of world’s poorest
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A7
Amnesty International said in a report released today that the relentless pursuit of security by the world’s powerful nations had undermined human rights, draining energy and attention from crises afflicting the poor and underprivileged.
PilgrimPage reports hire, promotion
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C8
PilgrimPage Inc., a design and advertising firm based in Lawrence, has named Jeremiah Barber as its new director of interactive development.
Schools get $1,250 from Sunflower bank
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C8
Sunflower Bank’s annual ABCs of the Be True to Our Schools program generated a donation of $1,250 to the Lawrence Schools Foundation, a charitable organization that supports the Lawrence school district.
Commodities
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C8
Veto override uncertain in abortion records bill
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B6
Supporters of a bill requiring doctors to report more information to the state about abortions they perform weren’t sure Monday if they would try to override Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto.
Add roundabouts
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: I’m finally compelled to write this letter.
Balanced immigration strategy
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B9
Anticipating that President Bush would weigh in on immigration reform, I asked Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice if she believed a solution beckoned.
Clearing the air on Catholics
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B9
I stumbled into a fight with Catholic parents a couple weeks ago and felt the hot flame of righteous indignation and got a snootful of flaming e-mails accusing me of being anti-Catholic, racist, elitist and abysmally ignorant, a taste of what a mayor or congressman must get on a regular basis. It was interesting.
Divisive tone
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: I have not written a letter to the editor for some time but the “tone” of the Saturday Column on May 20 ticked me off.
Altered state?
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: The May 18 Associated Press article titled “DNA study shows early humans, chimps monkeyed around” made me wonder if perhaps this coincided with the discovery of fermentation, or the use of naturally occurring fermented organic material.
Greedy politics?
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: I have to respond to Mr. Hirschey’s peculiar suggestion (in his letter of May 16) that City Commissioners Highberger, Rundle and Schauner support a southern route for the South Lawrence Trafficway because of “greedy machine politics” and “their own special interests.
SLT, yes or no?
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: What a study in indecision.
Daily ticker
May 23, 2006
Evil lurks in King’s ‘Desperation’
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A2
Special-effects-laden movies and Steven King adaptations used to be the most anticipated spectacles during May sweeps. Now, they stand in as programming cannon fodder, something to air when the nation turns its eyes to the last night of competition on “American Idol” (7 p.m., Fox) between Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee.
Unsafe cycling
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Question: Are bicyclists required to obey traffic laws? I wonder.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 23, 1906: “Leader John Buch of the local band that bears his name has been working his charges hard and the melodies of their early concerts show that dedication and talent. : An ad in a Chicago paper recently warned travelers to avoid Lawrence because it was so crowded with the people here for the convention of the State Federation of Women’s Clubs. By the time the ad was read, the meeting was over and there was plenty of room for travelers : “
The big eye
Do we want a positioning system that governs how fast we can drive our vehicles?
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B8
With all the furor in the United States about telephonic eavesdropping and real or perceived invasions of privacy, it is interesting to hear some notions about speed limits and high gasoline prices in the Boca Raton (Fla.) News.
Horoscopes
May 23, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Tuesday, May 23
American Idol’ plays well abroad
May 23, 2006 in print edition on A2
Rohit Sarang of Bombay, India, was a Chris Daughtry fan but is eager to see if Katharine McPhee or Taylor Hicks is crowned the latest “American Idol.”
Don’t fall for or forward junk e-mail
May 23, 2006 in print edition on C8
In this Internet era, there are as many suckers as there are megabytes.