Archive for Tuesday, May 30, 2006

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Eagle Bend pro leaving for PGA Senior tour
May 30, 2006
A warning to the likes of Hale Irwin, Tom Watson, Gil Morgan and the rest of the PGA Senior Tour. Eagle Bend’s Jim Kane is coming. It won’t happen for another year and a half, but “The Kaner” is definitely getting ready.
6Sports video: 10 ‘Hawks headed to Track & Field championships
May 30, 2006
Next Wednesday in Sacramento, ten Jayhawks will compete in the 2006 Track and Field championships. Among those competing for KU will be senior Sheldon Battle in the shot put and regional champion Zlata Tarasova, who qualified in the hammer throw.
6Sports video: KU baseball record best since ‘93
May 30, 2006
Throughout their careers at KU, the seniors on the Jayhawk baseball team has had their share of ups and downs. Most of the downs came in their first three seasons in Lawrence, when the Jayhawks failed to finish in the top half of the conference, or even win a postseason game. This past year, however, things have changed around Hoglund Ballpark.
Police issue tickets for stopping on, near train tracks
May 30, 2006
Drivers gen an unwelcome surprise while travelling through a busy downtown intersection this morning. Lawrence police officers issued nine tickets to motorists who stopped on the train tracks near Sixth and Vermont.
Davis, Holland seeking re-election
May 30, 2006
Two incumbents for seats in the Kansas House of Representatives will seek new terms in office. Lawrence democrat Paul Davis and Baldwin democrat Tom Holland both recently filed for re-election.
$5.4M raised for LMH Endowment
May 30, 2006
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is well on its way to raising the eight million dollars needed for an expansion and improvements around the campus. Now endowment fund members wan the community involved.
Stormy afternoon expected
More storms possible tonight
May 30, 2006
Lawrence was dry and pleasant this morning. But get set for a stormy afternoon and evening, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Smoking bans could go before voters in two K.C. suburbs
May 30, 2006 in print edition on B8
Anti-smoking groups in two Kansas City suburbs say they have gathered enough signatures to put proposed smoking bans on the November ballot.
City schools take to Titletown tag
Lawrence, Free State highs bask in glow of twin state crowns
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
Titletown. It’s a label the city of Lawrence hasn’t been able to throw around as regularly as it used to.
Temple recalls ‘49 champs
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s most recent conference baseball title before it won the Big 12 baseball tournament in Oklahoma City on Sunday was in 1949, when Red Hogan was the coach. Floyd Temple, the winningest baseball coach in KU history, feels connected to that team as well as this year’s team.
Clemson not impressed by No. 1 seed
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C3
Clemson’s players and coaches showed little emotion when the Tigers were picked Monday as the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Division I baseball tournament. No cheers, no wild celebrations - not yet.
Next stop: Corvallis
KU’s regional site homecoming for coach
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
There was no tension in the Naismith Room of the Booth Family Hall of Athletics on Monday morning as Kansas University’s baseball players and coaches - as well as athletic-department members - gathered to watch the NCAA Tournament selection show on ESPN.
Artist’s jogging trip to Flint Hills will promote fitness and recycling
Stan Herd to create artwork on 12-day journey that began in Lawrence
May 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
Artist Stan Herd snapped a water pack around his waist and jumped up and down a couple times to warm up.
Recent leaf drop reveals drought’s effect
More water, fungicide can help sycamore trees stay healthy
May 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
Dan Reeder thought that surely by May the days of having leaves drop into his yard had passed.
3-D aerial images could streamline appraisal process
Measurements of buildings’ features can be obtained from photographs
May 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
Douglas County appraisers might be looking at things from a different angle later this year.
Large water bills loom
Reservoirs may be costly for Lawrence
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
Water drinkers, the state of Kansas has something it wants you to know: We have a really big bill to pay.
Law bars protests at military funerals
Bush signs bill targeting Kansas church group
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
President Bush passed a startling sign on his Memorial Day drive into the burial grounds for thousands of military dead - “Thank God for dead soldiers,” it read. Bush took action Monday in hopes that no more families see similar sentiments when they bury loved ones who died in the war.
The kids of summer
A roughly three-month guide for Lawrence youth for what to do between vacations and hanging out
May 30, 2006 in print edition on D1
Winter may be the most appropriate time for young’uns to curl up in front of the TV and master the latest PlayStation game. But summer is the season to indulge in actual activities. No excuses.
Footballers Wive$’ more than ‘Desperate’
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A2
“Footballers Wive$” do things that could make even the wives on Wisteria Lane blush.
Indonesian quake survivors say aid too slow, too little
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A5
Rescuers said today that hopes were waning of finding more survivors from a devastating earthquake that killed more than 5,400 people in central Indonesia.
Analysis: Iran positions itself for big gains in Iraq while U.S. role is faltering
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
With a new Iraqi government in place, Iran is positioning itself to play a major role here at a time when American influence is showing signs of faltering.
Car bombings kill 40, including 2 CBS crew members
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
Two CBS News crew members and an American soldier were killed Monday during a wave of car bombings and shootings in Iraq that also killed at least three dozen other people. Network correspondent Kimberly Dozier was seriously wounded and underwent emergency surgery.
House a key link in free state history
Preserving Topeka structure would support national heritage plan
May 30, 2006 in print edition on B1
As homes go, this brick and stone two-story in east Topeka is what real estate agents like to call a handyman’s special, with most of its plaster gone and ceiling beams exposed. But it has quite a history.
House panel in awkward position of investigating senators in Nuss case
May 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
Under the state constitution, the House and Senate have their own rules, and each judges whether members are qualified to serve.
On the record
May 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
May 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
Sebelius says nation learned to support soldiers after Vietnam War protests
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A4
In honoring fallen members of the military, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said her generation learned an important lesson that even if Americans question or oppose a war, they must stand behind the soldiers who fight it.
6 world powers hope to approve Iran package
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany will meet later this week in Vienna in hopes of approving a package of incentives and penalties meant to persuade Iran to give up uranium enrichment, diplomats said Monday.
U.N. food agency boosts daily rations for Darfur
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
About 3 million hungry people in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur region will get increased food rations but still receive less than the daily minimum requirement, the cash-strapped U.N. food agency announced Monday.
Mass funeral held for guerrilla killed in clashes
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
Shouting “Death to Israel” and waving yellow Hezbollah flags, thousands of people marched Monday behind the coffin of a guerrilla killed in the heaviest combat in six years along Lebanon’s border with Israel.
Spy agency: Terrorists may be living in Canada
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
Canada’s spy agency said Monday that some Canadian citizens or residents received terror training in al-Qaida-run camps in Afghanistan, providing official reinforcement to what security analysts have warned for years.
President looks to combat insurgency
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
Strengthened by his landslide presidential re-election, staunch U.S. ally Alvaro Uribe declared Monday that he will fulfill his “huge responsibility” to Colombia.
Sole bird flu survivor shuns Tamiflu treatment
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
The sole survivor in a cluster of Indonesian relatives infected with bird flu lies in an open-air hospital room, chickens pecking outside his door and visitors shuffling in and out without masks or protective gear.
Palestinian officials: Israelis kill 3 militants
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
An Israeli helicopter fired a missile at Palestinian militants during a cross-border clash in northern Gaza early today, killing three and wounding four, Palestinian officials said.
Three freed captives return to United States
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
Three Americans held captive for nine days by the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo flew into Orlando Executive Airport on Monday and were whisked away in a limousine to be reunited with their families.
Study: More CO2 makes more noxious poison ivy
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
Another reason to worry about global warming: more and itchier poison ivy.
Cordless jump-rope receives patent
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
If you think keeping fit is merely mind over matter, Lester Clancy has an invention for you - a cordless jump-rope.
Jogger snatches his dog out of alligator’s mouth
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
A man took his dog for a run near his Coral Springs home and ended up prying the pooch out of a 7-foot alligator on Monday.
Questions surround suicide, killing
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
Neighbors said Monday they had never seen anything to explain why Edward Van Dyk would have tossed his two sons, ages 4 and 8, from the 15th floor of a Florida hotel and jump to his own death.
Senate leader took free boxing tickets
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid accepted free ringside tickets from the Nevada Athletic Commission to three professional boxing matches while that state agency was trying to influence him on federal regulation of boxing.
LMH executive joins Quality Award board
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C8
Jeff Novorr, privacy officer and vice president for corporate compliance at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, has been appointed to the 2006 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Money tip
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C8
More than a quarter of all consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission in 2005 concerned debt collectors.
Theft of veterans’ records calls for fraud alert
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C8
Pat and Thomas Halberstadt take all the right steps to protect their identities.
Wireless providers aim for simplicity
Companies do research to meet customers’ needs
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C8
Nathan Bales represents a troubling trend for cellular phone carriers.
Wood a winner again
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C4
Kerry Wood pitched six solid innings and hit a key RBI single to get his first win since July 15, leading the Chicago Cubs past the Cincinnati Reds, 7-3, Monday.
Big Unit back in dominant form
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C4
Randy Johnson didn’t give up a hit for 5 2â3 innings and combined with two relievers for a two-hitter, leading the New York Yankees over the Detroit Tigers, 4-0, Monday.
Traffic accident spurs anti-foreigner rioting
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
Violent anti-foreigner protests raged across the capital Monday after a U.S. military truck crashed into traffic, touching off the worst rioting since the Taliban’s ouster. At least eight people died and 107 were injured before Kabul’s streets calmed.
Ameriprise adviser earns designation
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C8
Dan Cary, a senior financial adviser in Lawrence for Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., has earned the company-sponsored title of Business Financial Advisor.
Hawaii no paradise for baseball
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
Hawaii: Nice place to visit, but few want to play baseball there.
Commentary: Maybe now Bonds will leave us alone
With 715 out of the way, baseball fans finally can start focusing on an intriguing 2006 season
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C2
Our long national nightmare is over. Finally, we have a reason to thank Barry Bonds.
Nadal sets clay consistency mark
Spaniard makes it 54 straight with victory at French Open
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C2
Rafael Nadal broke Guillermo Vilas’ mark with his 54th straight win on clay, beating Robin Soderling of Sweden, 6-2, 7-5, 6-1, at Roland Garros on Monday to begin defense of his French Open title.
Phoenix guards call for more fight from teammates
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C6
Sporting a small wound over his right eye, Phoenix point guard Steve Nash was backed up against a wall as he met with reporters after practice Monday.
Wade again saves best for last as Heat prevail
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C6
With the outcome decided, Dwyane Wade strutted toward a swarm of teammates with his right fist clenched and a victorious smile lighting his sweat-drenched face.
Royals hold off A’s
Pitcher Etherton earns first win with K.C.
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C6
The Kansas City Royals will take any victory these days. And when they do win, they try not to get too excited about the result.
Cattlemen hope to keep manure off EPA list
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A5
The Nebraska Cattlemen, the state’s largest livestock organization, endorses proposed legislation that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from considering manure as hazardous waste and making feedlots potential Superfund sites.
Researchers track estrogen’s effect on lung cancer
Studies look for differences between genders in treatment, death rates
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
Lung cancer acts differently in women than in men, and major new studies are exploring if estrogen is a key reason - and whether harnessing the hormone might help fight the No. 1 cancer killer.
Lake to host ‘Gameshow Marathon’
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A2
On television, everything gets recycled at least twice. Ricki Lake hosts “Gameshow Marathon” (7 p.m., CBS), a new series with some very familiar twists. Six celebrity contestants will compete in weekly elimination rounds in which they play a different classic game. The golden oldies dusted off here include “The Price Is Right,” “Let’s Make a Deal,” “Beat the Clock,” “Press Your Luck,” “Card Sharks,” “Match Game” and “Family Feud.”
Soulless’ universities decried
May 30, 2006 in print edition on B7
Are American universities now in their golden age? Many rank as the leading research institutions in the world. A college education is within reach for more Americans than ever before. Applications continue to rise as colleges attract the best and the brightest from the United States and from overseas. And yet it is hard not to get the feeling that there is something amiss at American schools.
A summertime memory
May 30, 2006 in print edition on B7
My mother told me the other day that there’s a lot she’d like to know but there’s nobody left to ask. Mother is 91 and her mind is sharp and she feels her losses. Of her 12 siblings, only one remains. All of the others whose reminiscences she used to enjoy have gone on to their rewards. The door to the past is closed.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
May 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 30, 1906: “The Automobile club met and adopted a constitution and by-laws. It is probable the group will stage an auto parade as part of July 4 festivities..”
A religious devotion to change in China
May 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
By instinct and training, we journalists are suckers for political dissidents. Their struggles are the ultimate underdog stories, with prison terms or even death as the stakes. Editors reinforce reporters’ instincts by awarding prime display to the act of protest in its many forms.
High-tech gadgets don’t simplify life
May 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
The origin of this species of rant was a toothbrush. A new toothbrush. A new toothbrush that came with an instructional DVD.
No credibility
Why waste time considering bin Laden’s remarks about his “brother”?
May 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
Islamic terrorist Osama bin Laden supposedly said in an audiotape that Zacarias Moussaoui had nothing to do with the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. If he actually said it, why now? And why wouldn’t he lie to cloud the picture and cause doubt among us? He is not exactly a George Washington-type when it comes to the issue of chopping down cherry trees, and buildings.
Practical step
A new property tax exemption for new business equipment should pay off handily for the state.
May 30, 2006 in print edition on B6
Repealing property taxes on new business machinery and equipment is a sensible and practical way to support business in Kansas.
May 30, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Tuesday, May 30
Idol’ champ scores moral victory for frumpy guys
May 30, 2006 in print edition on D1
Finally, a victory for the frumpy guys.
Want a reason not to fight in school? It makes you look dumb
May 30, 2006 in print edition on D1
There are always fights and stupid arguments going on at school. Even in other places, people lash out first without talking things out. Can you explain why violence is not the correct answer? - Teenage Girl
Marines’ families discuss fallout from Haditha incident
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
Two Marines were severely traumatized after following orders to photograph corpses of unarmed Iraqi civilians that members of their unit are suspected of killing, their families said Monday.
U.S. correspondent in critical condition
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A7
Cameraman Paul Douglas had spent more than a decade covering the world’s hot spots for CBS News. Freelance soundman James Brolan was part of a CBS team honored for its dispatches on the earthquake in Pakistan. Correspondent Kimberly Dozier had reported on the deteriorating situation in Iraq for nearly three years.
Ranchers question Border Patrol
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Border Patrol is bigger than ever, but ranch manager Bill Hellen says he is seeing more illegal immigrants than ever.
Sebelius coy about choice for lieutenant governor
May 30, 2006 in print edition on B2
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is only a few days away from naming a running mate, but she’s not dropping any hints about who will join her ticket as she seeks re-election this year.
Battles bring newfound meaning to Memorial Day
Sometimes that cost is paid for in blood’
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A1
Not long ago, Memorial Day was a time to reflect on those killed in past wars, the commander of Kansas’ Army National Guard told a crowd Monday. That’s all changed with the U.S. fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.
About 75 prisoners go on hunger strike
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A6
The number of Guantanamo Bay detainees participating in a hunger strike has ballooned from three to about 75, the U.S. military said Monday, revealing growing defiance among prisoners held for up to 4 1/2 years with no end in sight.
Woodling: NBA just dream for most
May 30, 2006 in print edition on C1
In sports-writing parlance, it is known as the D-word. We hear it every time a college underclassman announces he plans to leave school early in order to turn pro.
People in the news
May 30, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Jolie, Pitt celebrate birth with donation for others ¢ Hilton’s album ‘to have something for everybody’ ¢ Actor Cage to star in remake of ‘Bangkok Dangerous’