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Archive for Sunday, September 3, 2006

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Poet’s Showcase
September 3, 2006 in print edition on D3
“Street Scene” By Gary Lechliter
Limiting growth leaves some dry
County has enough water, but district limits meters
September 3, 2006
Gaylen Garinger loves living in the country.
Expect busy summer when state cuts park fee
September 3, 2006
Kevin Lorenz is a salesman by day and sailor anytime he can get on the lake during boating season.
Early to rise, early to catch
Local angler enters sixth year of pro competition
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C3
Most Lawrence residents are sound asleep at 4 a.m., but when you love fishing as much as Al Dieball, time just doesn’t matter.
Volunteer mans suicide hot line evenings at counseling center
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B1
Dan Schamle knows that when he picks up the phone, someone’s life can be on the line.
Close summer with taste of an open-faced sandwich
September 3, 2006 in print edition on D1
Tartine, llesque, smorrebrod, bruschetta - whatever it’s called, one thing is abundantly clear: The open-faced sandwich is internationally well-liked.
Larger U.N. peacekeeping force begins to arrive in Lebanon
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A10
The beefed-up peacekeeping force in Lebanon began to take shape Saturday as 1,000 Italian soldiers started moving in, the first large contingent of international troops dispatched to help safeguard a cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas.
British police arrest 16 suspects in anti-terror raids
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A10
Police said Saturday they had arrested 14 people in and around London suspected of trying to train and recruit others for terror attacks. Two others were arrested in a separate raid in the northern city of Manchester.
The meaning of Labor Day
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C12
Labor Day: Peter McGuire envisioned it, Grover Cleveland established it and now virtually every American - working and otherwise - celebrates it.
Sub rips slam on first pitch
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C4
Kevin Kouzmanoff, subbing for injured slugger Travis Hafner, hit a grand slam on the first major-league pitch he faced, and the Cleveland Indians went on to stretch their winning streak to five games with a 6-5 victory over Texas on Saturday night.
Study: Sunscreen can do more harm than good
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B5
Who knew that sun protection could be so mystifying? First we’re told that we should slather on sunscreen every time we go out. Then, we were told too much of it could deprive us of vitamin D - increasing our risk of certain kinds of cancer.
Farmer’s friend also enemy to Clinton Lake
September 3, 2006
Each year during fall and winter months, on his land 25 miles southwest of Clinton, Carbondale farmer David Badger injects 100 pounds of nitrogen and 50 pounds of phosphorus into the ground to fertilize his fields.
Many offices to close for Labor Day holiday
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B3
Government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.
How they scored
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C7
Kansas football notebook
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C7
Brian Murph still is batting 1.000. The senior wide receiver now has two career punt returns, and both were taken back for touchdowns.
Demons: Kansas didn’t run it up
NSU coach understands starters staying in late
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C6
Kerry Meier wasn’t sipping water on the sidelines with a wet towel on his head late in a 49-18 blowout victory over NCAA Div. I-AA Northwestern State on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
Keegan: If nothing else, KU speedy
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C1
It’s too early to have much of a feel for how good Kansas University’s football team will be this season because Northwestern State, Saturday night’s season-opening opponent, was so inferior.
Smooth sailing’ for QB Meier
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kerry Meier didn’t even have to do much - just take a snap and hand it off to running back Jon Cornish - for the butterflies to take a hike for good in his first collegiate game.
Opening-night delight
Kansas starts slow, rolls over Demons
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C1
This is about what was expected out of Kansas University’s football team Saturday: some nerves, some mistakes, but some serious bright spots to get the fans really humming.
Flood of ‘51 gives rise to engineering project
September 3, 2006
If it weren’t for Pearl, Clarence Anderson may have lost all of his cows to the Great Flood that half-century ago.
Need for dam still subject to debate
September 3, 2006
Many people feel that the advantages of Clinton dam outweigh its disadvantages; although some would argue that these advantages do not completely justify the dam’s construction.
Elect a candidate, get the whole family
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A12
A six-pack - think beer, not abs - hangs around the waist of a Senate leader’s college-age son in one photo. In another, the too-young daughter of a House candidate drinks alcohol. A Senate hopeful’s daughter shares an embrace and kiss with a woman in a third photo.
Best-Sellers
September 3, 2006 in print edition on D3
Mass-market terror
Frederick Forsyth looks at world of al-Qaida
September 3, 2006 in print edition on D3
Recent news that terrorists were planning to explode up to 10 trans-Atlantic jets has found an eerie echo in Frederick Forsyth’s taut new thriller, “The Afghan,” which details an al-Qaida plot to bomb a meeting of world leaders aboard an ocean liner as it leaves New York.
Bottle or tap? Depends on taste
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A1
Pamela Krommendyk stood by the produce aisle at the Community Mercantile. In her cart were two gallons of distilled water.
5 killed in boat crash
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B2
Two jet boats collided on Lake Texoma, killing five people and injuring another, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.
On the record
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B2
Firebirds seventh at Aquinas meet
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C3
Free State’s Kyra Kilwein took third in the girls race, and Gabe Moss was fourth in the boys race Saturday at the Aquinas cross country invitational.
Lions’ Renfro first at Manhattan meet
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s Kelly Renfro took first place in the girls race, and the Lions’ Dylan Hedges placed third in the boys race Saturday at the Manhattan cross country invitational. The Lions placed fourth in both the boys and girls team standings.
Look for banded doves in field
Survival, harvest rate estimates derived from hunters’ reports
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C3
Now that dove season in under way, Kansas hunters are encouraged to be on the lookout for banded birds.
August rain boosts teal season
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C3
What a difference a few days can make.
Jayhawks win tourney
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University volleyball team won the Temple Classic tournament Saturday with victories against Maine and Rutgers.
Buerhle rekindles old stuff
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C3
Mark Buehrle is trying to get back to pitching as well as he did the first three months of the season. He’s getting closer with each start.
Kansas sweeps home meet
Jayhawks dominate at championship site
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C3
Cross country is highly regarded as an individual sport. But at the Bob Timmons Invitational at Rim Rock Farm on Saturday, a pair of Kansas University runners showed the team side of things.
KU recruit Aldrich shines at Classic
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C1
Future Kansas University basketball center Cole Aldrich emerged as a fan favorite, scoring 14 points in the Boost Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic on Friday night at New York’s famed Rucker Park.
Sediment growing problem at Clinton
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A7
Mud, muck and unruly vegetation surround a boat ramp that, at one time, slipped into the waters of Perry Lake. Now, at the north end of the lake, mud flats occupy what used to be a park area.
Web site rates foods for diabetics
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C4
If you are a diabetic who would like to find foods that taste good and share the info with others, visit www.diabeticfoodcritic.com.
Rustic furniture remains a popular collectible
September 3, 2006 in print edition on D4
Rustic furniture made from hickory saplings was an inspiration that came to the Midwest in the 1800s. The straight trees, 2 or 3 inches in diameter, were ideal for use as chair frames and tables. The hickory could be soaked and bent. The inner bark from the trees could be woven into chair seats and backs. Once the sapling was cut, a new tree grew from the stump, making it an early ecologically sound source of wood. A group of men in Martinsville, Ind., joined together in 1892 to make hickory furniture.
Women shrug off the tattoo taboo
September 3, 2006 in print edition on D1
Kendra Herring’s personal journal is on her skin, for all to see. The tattoo ink that marks her arms and legs is a narrative of the important moments in her life.
Corn chowder tasty with rich base
September 3, 2006 in print edition on D7
Corn chowder shouldn’t taste like seafood chowder that somebody forgot to add the seafood to. Trouble is, most do. Start with the corn - only fresh ears will do.
Dreams rebound for KU football fans
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B1
Judy Lessenden tailgated two hours before kickoff Saturday with some lofty goals in mind for her Jayhawks.
Santa Fe Railroad Depot turns 100
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B1
There’s a reward for the railroad lovers here, a reward born in these old cars, these wide-open windows, the click-clack of rolling wheels on historic tracks.
Dog days test patience
September 3, 2006 in print edition on D1
I am walking the dog. In the arbitrary division of labor at our house, walking the dog is normally my husband’s job. Not because it’s the manly thing to do. Not with our dog, at least.
Economics teacher earns professorship
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B1
Koleman Strumpf has been named to the Koch Professorship in Business Economics by Kansas University’s School of Business.
Monday last chance to swim outside
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B1
The last chance this year to swim at the city’s Outdoor Aquatic Center will be Monday.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.43 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Police train to work with mentally ill
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B1
The man hears voices, dozens of them. But now, the voices he hears are those of an officer, giving him instructions: “You have to leave here. Now.” The man stands still.
Family’s hopes rest in radical surgery
4-year-old to have half of his brain removed to help stop seizures
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A1
Gibson Huston, his yellow mop of hair glowing in the sun, was jumping around on the jungle gym like any other 4-year-old would.
Death penalty urged in Iraqi killings
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A1
An Army investigator has recommended that four soldiers accused of murder in a raid in Iraq should face the death penalty if convicted, according to a report obtained Saturday by The Associated Press.
Lawrence commuter report
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B3
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Okla. sex offenders sue state officials
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A3
A group of Tulsa County sex offenders has filed a federal lawsuit challenging new state laws about where they can live.
John downgraded to tropical storm
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A10
John weakened to a tropical storm Saturday just hours after it hit land as a hurricane in the southern part of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, ripping the roofs from shacks, knocking out power and sending billboards flying.
Reports: Judge to take over inquest into death
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A10
A retired senior judge has been chosen to take over the inquest into the 1997 death of Princess Diana, British media reported Saturday.
NATO plane crashes, 14 British soldiers killed
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A10
A NATO plane crashed in southern Afghanistan on Saturday afternoon, killing 14 British soldiers near an area where troops had been fighting with insurgents.
Refugees to Obama: Darfur needs U.N. force
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A10
Thousands of Sudanese refugees crowded around U.S. Sen. Barack Obama on Saturday as he visited their camp in eastern Chad and delivered a single message: Bring in the United Nations.
Alleged U.S. al-Qaida member urges Islam conversion
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A10
An American thought to be an al-Qaida activist appeared in a videotape with the terror group’s deputy leader Saturday and called on his countrymen to convert to Islam and for U.S. soldiers to switch sides in the Iraq and Afghan wars.
5 people shot, 3 fatally, in apartment attack
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A3
Three people were shot to death and two others were wounded Saturday in what authorities say was a targeted attack at an apartment.
Father, 2 sons die in apparent murder-suicide
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A3
A father and his two sons died Saturday in an apparent murder-suicide at a university, authorities said.
Manhunt widens suspect in trooper shootings
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A3
State police warned Saturday that a fugitive suspected of shooting three state troopers, two of them in an ambush, is a threat not just to law enforcement but to anyone who might get in his way.
Man dies after police stun him with Taser
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B1
Autopsy results were pending Friday on a 39-year-old man who died after being stunned with a Taser while struggling with police, investigators said.
Remnants of Ernesto cut into Labor Day weekend tourism
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A3
The remnants of Tropical Storm Ernesto put a sloppy wet damper on the last big tourism weekend of the summer for many people, making a mess of some oceanfront hotels and leaving beaches and boardwalks less crowded than usual.
IRS audits may not find wealthy tax evaders
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Internal Revenue Service has been auditing more high-income taxpayers but may not be effectively going after one of the biggest problems - wealthy people who evade taxes by reporting too little business income or overstating business expenses.
Former Texas first lady Nellie Connally dies at age 87
Governor’s wife was in Kennedy’s limousine when he was assassinated
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A3
Nellie Connally, the former Texas first lady who was riding in President Kennedy’s limousine when he was assassinated, has died, a family friend said Saturday. The 87-year-old was the last living person who had been part of that fateful Dallas drive.
Bankruptcies
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C12
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection for the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Planner earns certifications
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C12
David Mattern, a financial consultant with the Lawrence office of A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc., earned designation as a Retirement Planning Consultant by completing a course offered through the College for Financial Planning and associated institutions.
Church hires executive pastor
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C12
Morning Star Church announces the addition of Rick Mullen as executive pastor.
Survey: Oprah in a cubicle near you?
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C12
Web site SnagAJob.com asked hourly workers which celebrity they would most like to bring to work with them for a day.
U.S. finds silver lining in bronze
Americans defeat Argentina, settle for third at world meet
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C2
When the U.S. basketball team was assembled this year, it embarked on a three-year march to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Now the road to China must go through South America.
Denver dumps running back Dayne
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C2
Any NFL teams looking for help in the backfield might be encouraged by the availability of a few running backs who were cut Saturday.
Vols back in form
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C5
Nine months ago, Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer was grim as he answered questions about a 5-6 finish.
Buffs bummin’
D-II Montana State springs upset
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C8
Dan Hawkins was hired to clean up a Colorado program soiled by scandal and embarrassing losses under former coach Gary Barnett.
Freshmen carry Baker
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C8
Freshman tight end Taylor Burnett caught his second touchdown pass of the game with just more than seven minutes remaining as the Baker University football team rallied for a 17-13 victory against Benedictine College in Saturday’s season opener.
Former SWC foes to renew rivalry
September 3, 2006 in print edition on C8
Undefeated TCU quarterback Jeff Ballard doesn’t really know much about the old Southwest Conference rivalry between the Horned Frogs and Baylor. He was only 12 years old the last time the teams played.
13 pilgrims from Pakistan, India killed
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A11
Iraq’s most influential Shiite cleric on Saturday warned the prime minister to quell violence or risk “other powers” filling the gap, while police found the tortured and blindfolded bodies of 13 Pakistani and Indian pilgrims and their Iraqi driver.
Teachers shut schools over unpaid wages
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A11
Thousands of unpaid teachers went on strike Saturday, shutting down schools across the Palestinian territories on the first day of school - a backlash that is testing the beleaguered Hamas-led government’s ability to survive.
Report: Suspicious missile activity detected
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A11
South Korean and U.S. intelligence authorities have detected suspicious vehicle movements in and out of North Korea’s major missile test site, a news report said today.
Poll shows senatorial candidates nearly tied
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B7
A new poll shows Republican Sen. Jim Talent with a slight lead over Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill among likely voters in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race.
Police chief defends JonBenet Ramsey investigation
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A12
The Boulder police chief has defended his department’s investigation of the murder of JonBenet Ramsey in several reports, saying more than 160 suspects were investigated and $2 million spent.
People in the news
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Aniston, photographer settle lawsuit over topless photos ¢ Martin Sheen becomes student at Irish university ¢ Brook Shields: Tom Cruise apologizes for criticism
DeGeneres wants regular folks on shows’ new season
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A2
Ellen DeGeneres wants to reach a few personal goals during the fourth season of her Emmy-winning syndicated daytime talk show, which begins Monday.
Copper theft more common as price rises
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B10
Copper has become the commodity of choice for thieves in Oklahoma in recent months, and an electric company and the state’s attorney general are teaming up to do something about it.
Orion project sets stage for U.S. space advances
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B9
In my astronaut career, I was fortunate to be assigned to four space shuttle missions. I spent about 1,138 hours - more than 47 days - in space, traveled 19 million miles and circled the planet more than 740 times. I never got bored gazing down at our beautiful world. Ask any astronaut. He or she will tell you there is only one thrill better than getting a view of your home from orbit, and that is the idea of leaving home and seeing some of the other spectacular sights in the solar system.
Shaken by extremism, world must find more middle ground
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B9
Thirty-seven years ago I drove a VW beetle ($800 new) from Madrid to Beirut, where I taught school for a year. Beirut in those days was cosmopolitan, affluent, hedonistic, a bustling commercial center and an educational magnet for the entire Middle East. Lebanon was a land of seductive beauty, a playground where you could ski near the biblical “cedars of Lebanon” in the morning and swim in the Mediterranean the same afternoon. Girls on the beach wore bikinis. I can’t once remember seeing a woman in a black chador.
Congress needs new focus on branch’s duty
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B9
Congress returns for a final pre-election push this week, with few of its members feeling much hope of salvaging some real accomplishments from this dismal session.
Data questioned
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Thursday’s Journal-World prominently featured new data showing that earnings in Lawrence are substantially lower than in Johnson County.
Opium cultivation rose 59 percent this year
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A11
Afghanistan’s world-leading opium cultivation rose a “staggering” 59 percent this year, the U.N. anti-drugs chief announced Saturday in urging the government to crack down on big traffickers and remove corrupt officials and police.
Positive precedent
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Three cheers to the Douglas County District Attorney’s office for pursuing felony animal cruelty charges against the man who allegedly tormented Melvin the pet rabbit to death (“Suspect in rabbit’s death charged under new felony law,” Journal-World, Aug. 30).
Not so prestigious
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: I was amused to see that Kansas University law school paid Justice Antonin Scalia over $14,000 to teach a two-week course in constitutional law in Istanbul.
Civilized actions
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Thank you for the excellent editorial on the new state law providing a felony penalty for animal cruelty.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 3, 1906: “There was an old-fashioned, wide-open bunch of drunks in town yesterday during Labor Day activities but they did not get that way from local joints. The drunks were produced from drink shipped in from Kansas City and not on local booze from the Lawrence bottoms. Joints are shut tighter here now than they have been in a long time and county attorney Harley is trying to find ways to make it even more difficult for them to prosper.”
Midterm races focus on national themes
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B8
It’s Labor Day Weekend, and that means more than parades, barbecues, ball games and the last swims of the season. It is also the traditional beginning of the political season, and this year - with a war in Iraq and uncertainty in the economy - the stakes are higher than usual: nothing less than control of the Congress in the last two years of President Bush’s administration.
Voter apathy
Americans may think their political system has little in common with Russia’s, but voter apathy is a problem the two countries apparently share.
September 3, 2006 in print edition on B8
A column in Friday’s Journal-World, written by a political commentator in Russia, offered some interesting observations about the political scene in that country.
Horoscopes
September 3, 2006 in print edition on D8
For Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006.
Veterinarian advises against ‘flushable’ litter
September 3, 2006 in print edition on D5
As a veterinarian who advises pet owners on behavior problems, I have the dubious distinction of being an expert on the fascinating subjects of urine, feces and kitty litter.
Coupon clippers know where big savings are
September 3, 2006 in print edition on D5
Gripping her metal grocery cart near the entrance of the Stop & Shop in Vernon, Conn., Kristine Lajeunesse is a shopper on a mission.
Experts say the core’s the part of the body to work on
September 3, 2006 in print edition on D6
If the muscles of your body have a first sergeant, it’s the core.
Tips from the American Red Cross
September 3, 2006
Here’s a list of tips from the American Red Cross to remember when considering a tattoo or body piercing:
Kansas University students and faculty who worked on this series
September 3, 2006 in print edition on A7
The individuals who brought us “Out of the Tap.”
Herbicide can get into drinking water
September 3, 2006
Atrazine may be a threat to Clinton Lake’s water. That’s what an Army Corps of Engineers water quality report on Clinton Lake said in 2001.
How clean is the water in Lawrence?
September 3, 2006
This segment of the “Out of the Tap” series investigates how Lawrence’s drinking water is processed.
About this series
September 3, 2006
Today’s and Monday’s report on water in Douglas County grew from a partnership between the Kansas University William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, the Journal-World, 6News, World Online and WaterLINK, a service learning project funded by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment through the Environmental Protection Agency.