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6News Now for September 6
September 6, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, buying a ticket for a baby to attend a KU game, West Lawrence neighborhood asking for safety improvements on Bob Billings Parkway, and reforming the Douglas County Jail’s look.
Cool start, but heading to the 80s
Next chance for rain Saturday night
September 6, 2006
You might want some long sleeves on your way out the door - temperatures were in the 50s this morning. However, the 80s will be back later today, according to Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Parking department employees need thick skin, people skills
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
They’re jeered, taunted and sometimes flipped the bird. One was struck by a car.
Discovered petroleum pool fuels U.S. hope
Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico find should boost reserves
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A1
Move over, Alaska. Geoscientists have made what may be the nation’s largest oil discovery off the coasts of Louisiana and Texas.
Lawrence Therapy adds massage hours
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B5
Lawrence Therapy Services, 2200 Harvard Road, has expanded its hours for massage therapy, with appointments available with Heather Johns, a certified massage therapist. Lawrence Therapy offers individual and corporate chair massage packages.
Lobbying group’s spending detailed
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B8
One attorney representing a group that successfully sued the state over education funding billed the group $475 for reading a state board of education member’s autobiography.
Driver faces charges for crashing into house
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B3
A woman suspected of driving a stolen truck into a home last week in East Lawrence is out on bond and due to appear in court later this month. Lawrence Police have identified the woman as 19-year-old Caitlin Johnson of Lawrence.
Missing art treasures worth billions
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A7
Together, they would make up a stunning gallery: 167 Renoirs, 166 Rembrandts, 175 Warhols and more than 200 works by Dali.
Cramping suspected in drowning death
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B9
A 19-year-old man drowned over Labor Day weekend while swimming with friends at Milford Lake.
Barnett calls for break in unemployment taxes
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B9
Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett is calling for a temporary halt to the collection of unemployment taxes paid by employers in Kansas.
Tough policy
El Dorado’s plan to require random drug and alcohol testing for almost every student in seventh grade through high school is drawing some negative reaction.
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B10
It’s a positive thing that the El Dorado school district is concerned about drug and alcohol abuse among its students, but a new random testing policy may not be the proper way to address the problem.
Horoscopes
September 6, 2006 in print edition on D5
For Wednesday, Sept. 6
Dogs dive in at outdoor pool’s 4th annual Pooch Plunge
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
No, no, Draco, that’s not yours. It’s the Frisbee, Draco, the Frisbee.
Despite broken leg, Cougar still contributes
September 6, 2006
Aug. 23 began as another normal practice for ninth-grader Randy Smith at South Junior High. As it turned out, it was not a normal day at all.
Home-field hex
Raiders spoil Firebirds’ home debut
September 6, 2006 in print edition on C1
When Free State High and Shawnee Mission South meet in soccer, there must be something about home field. It doesn’t seem to give an edge to either side. FSHS lost its season opener, 4-1, at home Tuesday afternoon to SM South.
Lawrence Humane Society shelter plans for repairs, expansion
Fundraising campaign to help pay $470K bill
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A1
Thousands of animals find their way through the doors of the Lawrence Humane Society’s shelter.
Dog fighting, animal cruelty cases on decline
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
Complaints about cruelty to animals and dog fighting have dropped significantly during the past year, and Lawrence Humane Society officials credit changes made to city ordinances.
Ruling party’s Felipe Calderon named Mexico’s president-elect
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Felipe Calderon was declared president-elect Tuesday after two months of uncertainty, but his ability to rule effectively remained in doubt with rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowing to lead a parallel leftist government from the streets.
Different test’ awaits Free State football
September 6, 2006 in print edition on C3
If Leavenworth were a frying pan, then Olathe East will be a blast furnace.
Jayhawks strive for balance
September 6, 2006 in print edition on C1
A traditionally balanced offense strayed slightly on Saturday, but that doesn’t mean Mark Mangino’s mind-set has changed. Kansas University’s football coach still feels that the way toward a powerful offense is to mix it up as much as possible - in a perfect world, 50 percent run and 50 percent pass.
Recruit Singler to visit
Forward will join Aldrich at Late Night
September 6, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kyle Singler, the country’s No. 4-rated player in the recruiting Class of 2007, will attend Late Night in the Phog on Oct. 13 in Allen Fieldhouse.
Goleman guides De Soto to quad sweep
September 6, 2006 in print edition on C1
It was a killer night for the De Soto High volleyball squad in an early season home quad against Seabury Academy, Atchison and Maranatha.
Keegan: Apathy a thing of past
September 6, 2006 in print edition on C1
Any talk of an apathetic football fan base at Kansas University will be just that for true freshman running back Jake Sharp: talk.
Medians approved for 11th and Haskell
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B4
Motorists later this year will have two new medians to navigate at 11th Street and Haskell Avenue.
Lawrence teachers to vote on contract
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence’s 850 teachers will vote this week on a new contract with the school district that gives them an average 8 percent pay raise.
Bright sun blamed for car-bike collision
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
Police say sunlight was in the eyes of a teenage driver who struck a father and his daughter who were out for a bike ride Monday evening in Eudora.
Assault rifle owner arrested downtown
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Police seized another weapon - this time an AK-47 assault rifle - during the weekend in a parking lot used by downtown club-goers.
Lawrence native to steer auto giant
KU engineering alum faces new challenges
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A1
Alan Mulally grew up in Lawrence, graduated from Lawrence High School and Kansas University and went on to run the world’s busiest commercial airplane business.
Organizers hope programs spark 9-11 dialogue
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
Next week Lawrencians, along with other Americans, will take time to remember and reflect on the terrorist attacks five years ago on Sept. 11, 2001.
AG candidate says he’ll halt abortion clinic investigations
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A1
Democrat Paul Morrison said Tuesday that if elected attorney general he would end an investigation into two abortion clinics and instead commit the office’s resources to other uses, such as prosecuting domestic violence.
Buttermilk pancake recipe hits the spot
September 6, 2006 in print edition on D2
Bette’s Oceanview Diner in Berkeley, Calif., is a popular breakfast spot that is recognized for its tasty pancakes. Packages of Bette’s Pancake Mix are sold in many supermarkets, but if you want to make them from scratch, here’s the recipe from the diner’s cookbook, “The Pancake Handbook: Specialties from Bette’s Oceanview Diner” by Steve Siegelman, Bette Kroening and Sue Conley (Ten Speed Press, $12.95)
Squirrels go after juicy apple crop
September 6, 2006 in print edition on D1
Down the hill from our house is a pasture where three apple trees grow, nurtured no doubt by the fertilizer deposits of generations of beef cattle. These apple trees are a source of deep irritation for my husband, who often remarks, as we drive by, on the abundance of large, juicy apples weighing down the branches of these particular trees.
Cooking Connection: Recipe puts extra peppers to delicious use
September 6, 2006 in print edition on D1
Cooking Connection is a Journal-World feature that prints favorite reader recipes. This week’s featured cook is Monique Heriford of Lawrence, with her recipe for cream cheese stuffed peppers.
Simply spinach
Annual festival celebrates health-conscious lettuce alternative
September 6, 2006 in print edition on D1
Jim Norlin wasn’t always the type of guy who would make spinach baklava. “No, man,” he says. “I was a meat and potatoes guy.”
Patrol seeks fuel deals
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.33 at several locations.
Mistaken arrest may lock out bondsman
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A1
Armed bounty hunters took Robert D. Davis II from the comfort of his home last week and delivered him to jail; the next day he appeared before a Douglas County judge.
Shoulder surgery to end season for K.C.’s Teahen
September 6, 2006 in print edition on C5
Third baseman Mark Teahen, in the midst of a breakthrough season for the Kansas City Royals, will have shoulder surgery on Friday and miss the rest of the season.
Royals bullpen delivers, for a change
Kansas City shuts out Yankees for first time in three years
September 6, 2006 in print edition on C5
For one day at least, nobody was laughing at Kansas City’s bullpen. Starter Jorge De La Rosa shut out the New York Yankees for 5 2â3 innings Tuesday night, and then Todd Wellemeyer finished up for a 5-0 victory, the Royals’ first blanking of the AL East leaders in more than three years.
Sunflower Broadband adds on-demand ads
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B5
Sunflower Broadband and MTV Networks are launching a market-leading campaign to dynamically insert national advertisements into on-demand cable television programming, the companies announced today.
Commodities
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B5
Mulally known for success, challenging status quo
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A5
Ford Motor Co.’s new president and chief executive officer, Alan Mulally, is credited with engineering a remarkable recovery at Boeing’s commercial airplane division since terrorist attacks in 2001 sent the U.S. airline industry into a tailspin.
Habitat store making profit
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B5
After less than a year in business, Katherine “KH” Harris has managed to move tons of merchandise. Try 99.2 tons.
Daily ticker
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B5
Winter wheat planted
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B8
Kansas farmers have begun planting next year’s winter wheat crop, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Tuesday.
Jail project digs up courthouse history
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B8
Construction crews digging near the Cowley County Courthouse in southern Kansas have unearthed evidence of two former courthouses.
Jayhawk OK again on KU business cards
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B6
Kansas University faculty and staff can keep the Jayhawk on their business cards.
Panelists to examine N. Korean strategy
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B6
As professor at the National War College in Washington, D.C., Janet Breslin-Smith has guided military officers and diplomats through discussions of national security strategy.
Cereal imitators two scoops above
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B5
Is Tony the Tiger worth his stripes? Maybe not. For about half the price, you can buy a Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes imitator that’s almost as grrreat.
Red Dog’ gets Capitol congratulations from Sebelius
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B4
After leading approximately 150 people in Lawrence through a workout Tuesday morning, Don “Red Dog” Gardner paid a visit to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Correction
September 6, 2006
On the record
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B2
Letter from PETA urges incarceration for rabbit’s death
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B3
A national animal rights group is weighing in on the case of a Lawrence man charged with killing Melvin the pet bunny.
Leaders say Kansas making strides to improve security
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B4
Flanked by state and local emergency responders, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday that Kansas had made great strides to protect residents from disasters - man-made and natural.
New Rams returner overcame impaling
September 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
Having survived impalement, exhibiting courage as a kickoff returner will be no problem at all for the St. Louis Rams’ newest player.
Brothers Bowl looms
Mannings play down family feud
September 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
Peyton Manning hoped one training camp interview session would end the questions about Sunday’s Brothers Bowl.
Texas moves up, sets up 1-2 bout
Notre Dame drops after narrow victory
September 6, 2006 in print edition on C6
As if Ohio State at Texas wasn’t already a big enough game, now it’s No. 1 vs. No. 2.
Ex-Kansas QB fills new role
Last spring, Whittemore worked for KU’s next foe
September 6, 2006
More often than not, Bill Whittemore is doing the dirty work these days - just a few years removed from being The Man on Kansas University’s football team.
Cincy’s Arroyo jolts Giants
September 6, 2006 in print edition on C4
Bronson Arroyo pitched his first career shutout, and Rich Aurilia and Todd Hollandsworth had three hits apiece, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory Tuesday night over the San Francisco Giants.
Santana silences Tampa Bay
Left-hander notches 17th victory for Minnesota
September 6, 2006 in print edition on C4
Johan Santana became the first 17-game winner in the major leagues, allowing two hits over eight scoreless innings Tuesday night as Minnesota beat Tampa Bay, 8-0 - the Twins’ 14th victory in a row over the Devil Rays.
Commentary: Notre Dame not a national title threat
Fighting Irish grossly overrated early in this college football season
September 6, 2006 in print edition on C2
If Notre Dame is the fourth-best college football team in the nation, then I’m a supermodel.
Jankovic reaches semis on soggy day
Serbian netter downs Dementieva at Open
September 6, 2006 in print edition on C2
Jelena Jankovic lost so many matches in a row this year, she lost count. But she’d taken enough stats classes in college to figure this: It was probably time to quit tennis and go back to school in Belgrade.
September is month for food safety education
September 6, 2006 in print edition on D3
The first cardinal rule of safe food preparation in the home is this: Keep everything clean.
FDA approves sale of artificial heart devices
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
A Massachusetts company received federal approval Tuesday to sell the world’s first fully implantable artificial heart.
New transportation secretary tapped
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush on Tuesday picked Mary Peters to be the nation’s new transportation secretary, a Cabinet position that took on more prominence after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Tomatoes vinaigrette
September 6, 2006 in print edition on D6
Jayni Carey cooks easy feast in dream kitchen
September 6, 2006 in print edition on D6
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Easy Entertaining.” Jayni Carey cooks an elegant but easy-to prepare-dinner for entertaining in one of nine beautiful dream kitchens at Nebraska Furniture Mart.
Store provides computers for needy
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B12
A small computer store is making a big impact on the lives of hundreds of local residents who could not otherwise afford to be a part of the Internet age.
People in the news
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Twins on the way ¢ Traffic pattern emerges ¢ All dolled up
Couric, Costas interview Bush, Bush
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A2
Two days into her new job, anchor Katie Couric interviews President Bush on the news special “Five Years Later - How Safe Are We?” (9 p.m., CBS). In addition to her conversation with the president, Couric will host a report on the current state of homeland security, the threat of future attacks and efforts to prevent them and the toll - emotional, political and financial - of the war on terror.
Couric, O’Donnell shake up TV shows
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A2
After Katie Couric was introduced on her first night as “CBS Evening News” anchor by a Walter Cronkite voiceover, she delivered a fast-moving newscast that the legendary newsman might have found unrecognizable.
Former president of Iran is critical of Bush
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami criticized President Bush in interviews published Tuesday, as he joined Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other leaders at the U.N. for a meeting of a group that promotes understanding between Western and Islamic states.
Dozens of Taliban killed in offensive
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Between 50 and 60 suspected Taliban militants died Tuesday during the fourth day of a NATO-led offensive in southern Afghanistan.
Blair reportedly sets date to leave office
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Britain’s Tony Blair will step down as Prime Minister in July 2007 after more than 10 years leading his country, a newspaper reported today after two ministers acknowledged he was likely to leave office next year.
Teacher purge sought in Iran
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iran’s hard-line president urged students Tuesday to push for a purge of liberal and secular university teachers, another sign of his determination to strengthen Islamic fundamentalism in the country.
Birth of male heir defuses Japan succession dilemma
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Japan’s Princess Kiko gave birth to a boy early today, providing the centuries-old Chrysanthemum Throne with its first male heir in more than 40 years.
Four killed in rampage at bed-and-breakfast in Maine; cook arrested
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
A cook was charged Tuesday with shooting and dismembering the owner of a bed-and-breakfast and killing three other people in a grisly Labor Day weekend crime spree that shocked people across the Maine countryside.
Bush defends anti-terrorism, Iraq war strategy
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
Quoting repeatedly from Osama bin Laden, President Bush said Tuesday that pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq would fulfill the terrorist leader’s wishes and propel him into a more powerful global threat in the mold of Adolf Hitler.
Ground zero workers suffer health effects
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
Nearly 70 percent of the rescue and cleanup workers who toiled in the dust and fumes at ground zero have had trouble breathing, and many will probably be sick for the rest of their lives, doctors said Tuesday in releasing results of the biggest Sept. 11 health study yet.
More ‘Crocodile Hunter’ details emerge
September 6, 2006 in print edition on A7
Steve Irwin pulled a poisonous stingray barb from his chest in his dying moments, his longtime manager said Tuesday, after watching videotape of the attack that killed the popular “Crocodile Hunter.”
2 charges added in murder case
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B9
A Florida man accused of killing a Kansas woman faces two new criminal charges.
Democratic delusions on war
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B11
Congress returned to town this week for an abbreviated session. One doesn’t need to be psychic to predict little will be accomplished in the run-up to the November election. Democrats, aided by their many media allies, can be counted on to parrot their latest line about the “incompetent” Bush administration. When gas prices rose to near record levels this summer, it was supposedly due to the incompetence of the Bush administration. Gas prices have now
Caucus shift may backfire
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B11
New Hampshire and the Democratic National Committee, which wants to give other states more clout in the presidential primary process, are on a collision course over the date of the state’s famous contest.
Street strategies
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: You recently published an article about 23rd Street and an online poll about how to make it safer. But in the poll you left out a couple of possibilities and the article didn’t address them either.
Be prepared
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: As President Bush tours the nation commemorating the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (Aug. 29, 2005), I think it’s important that we also take a moment to remember Sept. 2, 2005, the day the federal government finally responded to the Katrina disaster.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 6, 1906: “The first car of the Lawrence Motor Car Line arrived from Kansas City this morning. The car will carry 30 passengers, and more if necessary. It will operate between the Santa Fe Depot and Haskell Institute. It will begin operation immediately and another car is expected soon for local transportation. There will be two fares required, one going south and one going north. The city long has needed such electric transportation.”
Kaw Valley teaches fun through skills
September 6, 2006
Each weekend hundreds of youth soccer players converge at the Youth Sports Inc. fields in Lawrence. When they arrive, they become part of one all-encompassing league: the Kaw Valley Soccer Assn.
West players show skills off the court
September 6, 2006
Sitting with the West Junior High tennis team as they waited to take the courts at Lawrence High Thursday, it may have been hard to tell they were preparing to play a match.
South Cougars let early lead slip away
September 6, 2006
On their home field leading 16-0 at the end of the first quarter of their season opener, the South Junior High ninth-grade football team felt relatively good about their chances of coming away with a victory. The visitors had other ideas.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B10
Kansas University boasted six former Lawrence High stars on its 1966 varsity football roster: guard Ken Wertzberger, linebacker Ronnie Hopkins, guard Steve Heck, end Bill Trull, flanker Halley Kampschroeder and linebacker Rick Trapp.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B10
In what some veteran observers called the most extensive series of executive sessions in memory, the Lawrence City Commission had closed the doors on the public 11 times during the 17 regular meetings held since the new commission took over in April. And although a controversy over development of the Bluffs area at Sixth and Iowa had dominated nearly half of the closed sessions, the legal issues surrounding the controversial 5-acre tract remained unresolved.
Iranian people should overthrow leaders
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B10
The war the United States and Iran just fought in Lebanon through their proxies, Israel and Hezbollah, produced surprises and miscalculations. The war they could wage, if negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program fail, would yield infinitely more uncertainties. It need not happen.
Backup plan
September 6, 2006 in print edition on B10
To the editor: As a fiddle student, our 14-year-old son was very enthused about participating in his first competition on Sunday, Aug. 27, at South Park.
Lions aim for third straight title
September 6, 2006 in print edition on C3
They may just be in high school, but members of the Free State High and Lawrence High gymnastics squads are on the verge of retirement.