Advertisement

Archive for Thursday, September 7, 2006

All stories

Dog attack injures four
September 7, 2006
Lawrence Police and medics are sorting out an apparent dog attack in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane, southeast of 23rd and Iowa streets.
6News Now for September 7
September 7, 2006
In tonight’s 6New and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, petition drive for 32nd route of SLT, native aid program has budget troubles, and full moon fever.
Temperatures warm up into 80s
Thunderstorms possible Saturday night
September 7, 2006
Temperatures in the low 50s and some patchy fog was waiting for commuters on their way to work this morning. “It could reduce visibility in low-lying areas. Be careful on your way out,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Percussion piece among heavy hitters at annual Collage Concert
September 7, 2006 in print edition on D1
Haricot verts, the food, is a type of French string bean. “Haricot Verts,” the snare drum duet, is a four-minute wall of solid sound. And if you throw in that it’s part drum duet and part juggling act, you have yourself some entertainment.
Hearing scheduled in murder case
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B2
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 17 for Leonard W. Price, a Topeka man charged with killing retired jeweler Clarence David Boose in Lecompton in a home burglary in April 2005.
Round 1 to FSHS
Firebirds sweep quad, top Lions
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C1
Fans in one section of the Free State High gymnasium chanted “Free State! Free State!” while another chanted “Here we go, Lions! Here we go!” Ultimately, the former had the most to cheer about.
College of Ozarks overpowers HINU
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C3
Not only was youth served in Haskell Indian Nations University’s volleyball loss to College of the Ozarks, but it was also killed.
Week 2 area football capsules
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C6
Our town sports
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C7
Israel lifting blockade of Lebanon today
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A6
Israel’s government said Wednesday it would end its air and maritime blockade of Lebanon today to make way for an international force that is to deploy as part of a cease-fire that ended the 34-day conflict.
Backup Batch good enough for Steelers
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C5
Now we know how much Ben Roethlisberger is worth to Pittsburgh: five points, according to the folks in Vegas.
CVS Pharmacy moving in
Chain chooses former Furr’s Cafeteria site at 23rd and Iowa
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A8
The nation’s largest retail pharmacy company is coming to Lawrence’s busiest intersection.
IRS tax collection will have hefty tab
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A8
I’m beginning to wonder if some extraterrestrial has removed the common sense of the people we send to represent us in Washington.
Japan faces economic shift
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B7
Longevity is a blessing, but the Japanese live inconveniently long lives. Inconvenient, that is, for those who administer Japan’s welfare state.
Horoscopes
September 7, 2006 in print edition on D3
For Thursday, Sept. 7
Wrecks lead to scrutiny of ‘racetrack’ parkway
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A1
A motorcycle wreck last week on a curving stretch of road in far west Lawrence has revived concerns about the road’s safety.
Kansas safety learns quickly
Oguntodu making name for himself as true freshman
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C1
You don’t need to bother with a clever moniker for Olaitan Oguntodu. O.O. or O2 or The Next Nigerian Nightmare isn’t really necessary. Just call him Olaitan.
Sowing an autumn bounty
September 7, 2006 in print edition on D1
You may have thought that vegetable gardens were for the heat of the summer and that the fresh harvest train would no longer be making stops in your kitchen. Well, pull up those work gloves. Succession gardening, here we come.
Guess what, parents: Babies charged adult prices at games
Policy criticized as ‘a grab for money’
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A1
It used to be you could hardly give away Kansas University football tickets. But they aren’t free anymore - even for babies.
Job training program in disarray, audit says
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A1
The state’s job training system is plagued by lack of coordination and oversight and questionable expenditures, according to a legislative audit released Wednesday.
CASA needs volunteers
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B2
Court Appointed Social Advocates of Johnson and Wyandotte counties needs volunteers to work with at-risk children.
Plea reached in music festival drug case
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B2
An Albuquerque, N.M., man originally charged with felony drug dealing at the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival has received a fine and unsupervised probation after reaching a plea agreement. In a hearing last week in District Court, Judge Paula Martin ordered Dustin D. Russell to pay a $500 fine and court costs and placed him on six months’ unsupervised probation.
Stranger in park frightens family
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B2
A 10-year-old girl told police a man approached her and talked to her about 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 as she was riding her bicycle through Naismith Valley Park with a friend, according to a Lawrence Police report released Wednesday. The man did not touch the girl, but the girl went home and told her parents, who called police.
Report: Lawrence incomes lag behind
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B2
Another report is out that shows Lawrence residents don’t make as much as those in many other communities.
On the record
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B2
Boat storage rezoning request approved
September 7, 2006
A rezoning request that would allow a boat storage facility to be built near Clinton Lake and the South Lawrence Trafficway was approved in a split vote by Douglas County commissioners Wednesday night.
Judge won’t dismiss HIV charges
State law isn’t vague, ruling finds, and trial will proceed
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B3
A Douglas County judge will not dismiss charges against a Lawrence man accused of exposing women to HIV, and the man now faces a new HIV charge in Wyandotte County.
Final Kemper award goes to Wichita leader
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University on Wednesday awarded the 20th and final 2006 W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence to Garold Minns, director of the department of internal medicine residency program at KU’s School of Medicine-Wichita.
Whooping cough cases diagnosed
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B1
Five school-age children in Douglas County have been diagnosed with cases of pertussis, or whooping cough.
FSHS gets another crack at Hawks
Firebirds hope to put last year’s frustrating football loss to O-East to rest
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C1
Ask Ryan Murphy about Murphy’s Law, and he’ll give you a knowing look.
Prison escapee’s hearing delayed
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B1
A preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday was continued to next month for a man who escaped from prison with the aid of a prison volunteer.
Students of Texas Hold ‘em poker can learn in city course
Wanted: Aspiring card sharks
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B1
It’s poker, minus the smoke-filled rooms and wads of cash. Yeah, you actually can play it that way.
KU’s annual music event to recall 9-11 sacrifices
Band Day will feature more than 30 high school groups
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s 59th annual Band Day will take on added significance Saturday for some musicians and directors, because the five-year anniversary of 9-11 falls two days later.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.29 at several locations.
District aided legal effort
Lawrence board OK’d $5,000 contribution in school finance case
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence school officials contributed $5,000 in tax money to the school finance lawsuit, according to records released recently by the group of schools that successfully sued the state.
City urged to jump on electric buses
Community has right tools to test new technology, expert says
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B1
If Lawrence is really serious about being a high-tech city of the future, John Powell has a great billboard to advertise it: a fleet of electric buses.
Rookie ends no-no drought
Marlins’ Sanchez befuddles Diamondbacks in 13th career start
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C1
Anibal Sanchez was standing behind the mound when the scoreboard caught his eye, confirming what he already knew: He was one out from a no-hitter.
Kansas football notebook
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C3
Bob Whitaker may never get rid of the pain. But that doesn’t have to hold him back.
Kelly can’t solve big hitters
Lions’ No. 1 falls twice at tennis triangular
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C6
After the first serve of her match, Lauren Kelly quickly realized she would face stiff competition Wednesday afternoon at the Lawrence Triangular.
Cardinals call up ex-Jayhawk
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C3
John Nelson became the third former Kansas University baseball player to join a major-league roster this summer when the St. Louis Cardinals recalled the right-handed-hitting shortstop Tuesday from their Class AAA farm team in Memphis.
Keegan: Guns, athletes bad mix
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C1
Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, one of my five all-time favorite basketball players (Bob McAdoo, Jack Marin, Brandon Rush and Dwyane Wade), told me he once was on the verge of leaving the NBA in favor of the renegade ABA.
Commentary: Tiger won’t take stand when it counts
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C2
It’s been nearly 10 years since he said it, and you’d think with all that he’s accomplished, I would have let it go by now.
Roddick reaches U.S. Open semis
Second-seeded Nadal ousted by 54th-ranked Youzhny
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C2
Andy Roddick whipped a winner on the run past Lleyton Hewitt, raised his arms and yelled to celebrate, then basked in the standing ovation.
Giants get lift from rookie
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C4
Jonathan Sanchez won his first major league start, and Ray Durham homered twice as the San Francisco Giants beat Cincinnati, 3-2, Wednesday and moved past the Reds in the NL wild-card race.
Chase roulette
Race for final Chase spots begins to heat up
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C8
The last one standing could miss the Chase. Twenty-five races have narrowed the field of drivers eligible to compete in the Chase for the Nextel Cup down to 11 with only Saturday night’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway remaining.
Calderon puts poverty at top of agenda
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A6
Leftist politician Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador may not be the next president of Mexico, but his campaign theme of putting the poor first still has legs.
Blasphemous’ article brings editor’s death
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A6
The body of a Sudan newspaper editor who had been accused of insulting Islam was recovered Wednesday, a day after he was kidnapped by gunmen, officials said.
Irwin’s family rejects state funeral
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A6
“Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin was an “ordinary bloke,” his father said.
Pakistan, Afghanistan vow to fight common enemy
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A6
Pakistan’s president Wednesday strongly defended his day-old peace pact with Taliban militants and, standing next to Afghan President Hamid Karzai here, made an impassioned plea to repair their stormy relations and combat the “common enemy” of terrorism and Taliban ideology.
Iraq to take control of armed forces command
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iraq will take control of its armed forces command today, a major step on its painful path toward independence and an essential move before international troops can eventually withdraw.
Crews battling wildfires attacked by bees
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A3
Firefighters battling a wildfire that has blackened nearly 290 square miles and burned 26 homes faced a new challenge, authorities said Wednesday: bees.
Shuttle launch again delayed
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A3
An electrical problem forced NASA to postpone Wednesday’s liftoff of the space shuttle Atlantis yet again, and engineers at Cape Canaveral faced with a tight launch schedule struggled to understand the problem.
Zoo officials hail giant panda birth
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A3
A giant panda has given birth at Zoo Atlanta.
Pilot doesn’t know about crash, family friend says
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A3
James Polehinke, the sole survivor of Comair Flight 5191, might not realize that he was in a plane crash, a family friend says.
Visitor center opens near ground zero
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A3
A ground zero visitors center opened Wednesday in a once-shuttered storefront on Liberty St., offering a sorely needed guidepost to the site.
Tony Blair faces revolt within own party
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A7
Prime Minister Tony Blair’s hold on office was dealt a strong blow Wednesday when eight former loyalists quit the government in a bid to speed his departure.
Iran’s president again asks Bush to debate
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A7
Iran’s president on Wednesday proposed a debate with President Bush at this month’s U.N. General Assembly, saying it would be the perfect place for an uncensored discussion that the whole world could watch.
K.C.’s Welbourn suspended six weeks for drug violation
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C5
Kansas City Chiefs tackle John Welbourn, who unexpectedly retired in June, was suspended for six weeks Wednesday for violating the league’s drug policy.
Big Unit stymies Royals
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C5
Randy Johnson will turn 43 before his next start. The Big Unit threw 42 an impressive going-away party.
Detroit shocks Sacramento, forces fifth game
September 7, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Arco Arena court was quiet and clean, free of any confetti or streamers. The celebratory T-shirts stayed in their boxes, and the WNBA championship trophy remained hidden.
Harvey County hopes to turn trash into electricity
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B4
Harvey County has plans for burning its trash to make electricity.
County Road 1 petition drive fails
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B2
A last-minute petition drive designed to give Tonganoxie residents a chance to vote on providing funding to improve Leavenworth County Road 1 ended in failure.
Politics mix with entertainment at Kansas State Fair
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B4
With an election looming, the Kansas State Fair will be serving up politics along with its usual livestock, entertainment and food when it kicks off this weekend.
Mime, acrobatics group to perform at Baker
September 7, 2006 in print edition on D2
The Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co., known for combining its mime, juggling and acrobatics talents, will open Baker University’s Artist and Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Rice Auditorium.
Study: All work, no play make Americans sick and tired
September 7, 2006 in print edition on D2
Ponder this after having enjoyed - if you enjoyed - a few extra hours of leisure this Labor Day: Workers may be a nation’s lifeblood, but when too many work too much, the nation’s blood pressure will rise.
It’s time to deal with dead or dormant grass
September 7, 2006 in print edition on D2
We all like lush, green lawns. September is the perfect time to give your lawn a boost, and, in my case, some form of rebirth for a good showing next year.
Bush admits secret prisons
14 top suspects in terror plots moved to Guantanamo Bay
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A1
President Bush on Wednesday acknowledged for the first time that the CIA runs secret prisons overseas and said tough interrogation forced terrorist leaders to reveal plots to attack the United States and its allies.
Commodities
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A8
Daily ticker
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A8
KU schedules policy conference
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A8
Registrations are being accepted for the 2006 Kansas Economic Policy Conference, set for Oct. 26 at Kansas University.
Former Illinois governor sentenced to six years for graft
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A3
Former Gov. George Ryan, who was acclaimed by capital punishment foes for suspending executions in Illinois and emptying out death row, was sentenced Wednesday to 6 1/2 years behind bars in the corruption scandal that ruined his political career.
Ameriprise adviser attends conference
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A8
Dan Cary, a senior financial adviser and small business adviser with Ameriprise Financial in Lawrence, qualified for and participated in the company’s 2006 National Conference, Aug. 2-6 in Toronto.
Police investigating apparent murder-suicide
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B8
A Wichita man apparently killed another man and a woman before killing himself after police broke down the door of his apartment, police said Wednesday.
Two-year-old dies after house explodes
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B8
A 2-year-old girl who was badly burned in a house explosion over the weekend has died.
Promote work-study abroad
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B7
As classes begin at Goucher College, the Towson, Md., institution becomes the first college in the United States to require all incoming students to study abroad during their college careers. This pioneering step, reflecting a growing need to cultivate globally literate and internationally experienced young people, is to be applauded and encouraged.
Protest purpose
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Saturday, Sept. 16, will be the fourth anniversary of the weekly vigils at the Douglas County Courthouse sponsored by the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice.
Actor shoulders ‘Death’ alone
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A2
Brad Garrett returns to prime time in “‘Til Death” (7 p.m., Fox). He’s Eddie Stark, a cynical high school history teacher married for more than 20 years to Joy (Joely Fisher). Their life together has become a comfortable rut of midlife mutual co-existence. Or, as Eddie puts it, “marriage is having someone to drive you to the hospital.”
People in the news
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Suri Cruise debuts ¢ Looking good, doing good ¢ Custody case continues
Troubling theory
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Mike Hoeflich’s article (“How low will U.S. go?,” Journal-World, Aug. 30) would be disturbing had it been written by anyone.
Lake litter
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: On Aug. 31, a young and astute bass angler from Overland Park made his first visit to Perry Lake.
Cautionary tale?
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I am referring to the Sept. 2 Saturday Column concerning “Strengthening downtown is more vital than ‘protecting’ it.”
Old home town - 100 years ago today
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 7, 1906: “Baker University in Baldwin is beginning another year and it appears the enrollment this fall will be 1,100 or more. : There is growing interest in the medical field about the process of “local anesthesia” to render operations painless. It is not new to science but seems to be gaining popularity even though many older doctors are not yet convinced it is the best route to take.”
Old home town - 25 years ago today
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B6
Bloodhounds and police helicopters were called out in force after seven heavily armed convicts fled the Kansas State Penitentiary at Lansing. The escaping inmates shot and wounded a suburban policeman as they fled and split into two groups. Three were quickly apprehended without injury, but the others remained at large and supposedly had been seen in the Lawrence area at one point. Citizens were advised to remain on the lookout.
Rocky’ statue wins split decision
September 7, 2006 in print edition on A2
Rocky Balboa - or more specifically, a statue of the Hollywood palooka, boxing gloves raised in triumph - is being restored to a spot outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the winner by a split decision in a bout between fine art and pop culture.
Rove conspiracy theories overblown
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B6
Conspiracy theories flourish in politics, and most of them have no more basis than spring training hopes for the Chicago Cubs.
Free the Jayhawk
A new logo in a Trajan typeface and KU blue: $89,000. The Jayhawk on faculty and staff business cards: priceless.
September 7, 2006 in print edition on B6
The Jayhawk is back in business - at least on business cards.