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6News Now for September 8
September 8, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Journal-World, a dog is shot in North Lawrence, parole denied for man who set fatal fire, and turn-out for college-age voters.
3-Day Diary: Getting ready for the walk
Wherein the J-W’s Drew Hartsock raises money - and fitness - for a good cause
September 8, 2006
The leadup to the event has been an event into itself.
Dry weather continues today
But showers and thunderstorms move in for weekend
September 8, 2006
Another warm, dry day is on tap for Lawrence. “We’re heading into the mid 80s this afternoon,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Tigers ride Verlander to win
Detroit tames Twins, 7-2, ups division lead to five
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C4
Jim Leyland has perfected the level head, in his 15th season as a major league manager.
On the record
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B2
Biologist says evolution, religion can coexist
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B3
“In the final analysis (God) used evolution to set us free.” Brown University biologist Kenneth Miller used this quote from his book “Finding Darwin’s God” as a central point in his speech about simultaneously believing in evolution and religion.
NASA decides to launch today
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
Caught in a scheduling squeeze, NASA decided to try to launch space shuttle Atlantis today without replacing a troublesome electrical component.
Brain scan detects awareness in vegetative-state patient
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
Advanced brain scanning uncovered startling signs of awareness in a woman in a vegetative state, British scientists reported Thursday - a finding that complicates one of medicine’s ethical minefields.
Monarchs’ Griffith guarantees crown
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C8
The WNBA finals have been unpredictable at almost every turn, so there’s probably no point in prognostication about the decisive fifth game in Detroit on Saturday.
Al-Jazeera plays footage of Osama bin Laden meeting with Sept. 11 plotters
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
An Arab television station broadcast previously unseen footage Thursday of a smiling Osama bin Laden meeting with the top planners of the Sept. 11 attacks in an Afghan mountain camp and calling on followers to pray for the hijackers as they carry out the suicide mission.
Israel lifts air blockade; Lebanese ports kept sealed
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
With a low-flying passenger jet circling the capital, Lebanon put on a boisterous show Thursday to celebrate the end of Israel’s air blockade. But Israel said its closure of Lebanon’s ports will remain in force until international forces arrive to watch the seas.
Vintage themes flavor ‘The Replacements’
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A2
The new series “The Replacements” (8 p.m., Disney) deviates from the kids-with-superpowers theme, but just slightly. In this fast-paced adventure, two orphans, Riley and Todd, discover a strange ad in an old comic book that allows them to “order” two new parents from the Fleemco Co. in Canton, Ohio.
TherapyWorks ready for Pumpkin Pursuit
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C12
TherapyWorks’ fifth-annual Great Pumpkin Pursuit is set for 8 a.m. Oct. 1 at the Clinton Lake Softball Complex in southwest Lawrence.
Hollywoodland’ investigates death of 1950s TV star
September 8, 2006 in print edition on D2
“Hollywoodland” is an intriguing place to visit, but you wouldn’t want to live there. In fact, people who live there often wind up dead or wishing they were.
Provost focuses on student success
Lariviere encourages faculty to reflect on professional mission
12:00 a.m., September 8, 2006 Updated 08:16 a.m. in print edition on B1
Eighteen percent of incoming Kansas University freshmen don’t make it to their sophomore year.
Moon looming large
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A1
The full moon appeared a little brighter and bigger last night. Maybe you noticed.
Program hopes to slow revolving door of returning inmates
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A1
Paul Jones recently finished a two-month stint behind bars. So he knows what it is like to be fresh out of jail. Empty pockets. No wheels to get around to look for jobs. And an immediate impulse.
Group wants public vote on trafficway
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A1
Craig Sundell shakes his head in amazement at the way Lawrence has allowed itself to be locked in a more than decadelong debate on where the final leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway should be built.
Traditional meets contemporary at Indian Arts Show
September 8, 2006 in print edition on D1
When Kenneth Johnson sees a historical tribal photograph digitally printed on a traditional quilt, he can’t help but wonder if American Indian art is at somewhat of a crossroad.
Smokers welcome - and legal - at shop
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
Despite the city’s smoking ban, it still is possible to open a business in Lawrence where indoor smoking is allowed.
Former Lawrence lawyer lays down the dress code
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A11
The federal agency led by former Lawrence lawyer Scott Bloch is once again drawing flak and making headlines.
U.S. turns over control of armed forces
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A7
U.S.-led forces turned over control of Iraq’s military command to the Shiite-led government Thursday, a key step toward the eventual withdrawal of foreign troops.
Milwaukee authorities: 11-year-old girl assaulted by as many as 20 boys
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A5
An 11-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by as many as 20 boys as a 16-year-old girl watched and told her what sex acts to perform, authorities say in the latest mob attack to rock Milwaukee and set off another round of civic soul-searching.
Chiefs brass unsure about allowing Welbourn’s return
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C7
If John Welbourn can talk the brass into taking him back, he’ll get a warm welcome from his old Kansas City teammates.
KU lineman back on field
Return sweet for Blakesley
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C7
Caleb Blakesley had prepared for this moment for two long years, since he “blew out” his right knee on Sept. 10, 2004. His return to football.
Jayhawks sweep No. 16 BYU
Brown notches 20 kills in one of KU’s ‘best efforts’ at home
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C7
Brittany Williams was getting tired of watching the volleyball blaze back and forth between the Kansas side of the court and the BYU side. She decided to take action.
Song barred from Allen
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C7
Kansas University pep band members can crumple the sheet music to a song that’s been a fixture in Allen Fieldhouse and Memorial Stadium for at least two decades.
Howard hits No. 54
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C4
Ryan Howard’s 54th home run - his 10th in 15 games - helped the Philadelphia Phillies rally for a 14-8 victory over Florida on Thursday night.
Potent ground game packs punch for Eudora
Cardinals, fresh off shutout of Osawatomie, will try to improve to 2-0 when Central Heights comes to town
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C6
Eudora running back Travis Clarke ran for two touchdowns in last week’s 42-0 season-opening victory over Osawatomie, but he also fumbled the ball twice.
Seabury volleyball splits pair
Seahawks turn back Elwood, fall to St. James
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C6
The only thing that was hot for the Seabury volleyball squad on Thursday was the gymnasium.
Astros pitcher Backe has elbow surgery
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C5
Astros right-hander Brandon Backe underwent ligament replacement surgery on his pitching elbow Thursday, and his recovery is expected to last a year to 18 months.
Accused Uecker stalker ordered to stay away
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C5
A woman accused of stalking Hall of Fame baseball announcer Bob Uecker must stay away from him for four years under a restraining order issued Thursday that bars her from attending any game he broadcasts.
Lions stifle Firebirds’ attack
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C1
Lawrence High goalkeeper Colin Flanders screamed, while defender Rex Hargis put his arms in the air when the final horn sounded. Needless to say, it was a big victory for LHS soccer, defeating Free State High, 2-1, on Thursday.
Braves hoping to make last stand
Atlanta slipping in wild-card race
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Braves long ago gave up on their streak of division titles, which could officially end this weekend. Well, the wild card is nearly out of reach, too.
Few on hand to see rookie’s gem
Sanchez’s no-hitter came in mostly empty stadium
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C5
The game began on a damp, typically dreary night at the Florida Marlins’ ballpark, with a couple of thousand fans in the stands, reaffirming that the city has yet to embrace its young, overachieving, playoff-chasing team.
De Soto shuts down K.C. Sumner, 18-0
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C3
Two first-half safeties helped De Soto shut out K.C. Sumner, 18-0, Thursday night.
Keegan: QB’s best qualities are poise, smarts
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C1
His accuracy throwing the ball is so impressive, his speed running it such a big-play tool, that it’s sometimes easy to overlook Free State senior quarterback Ryan Murphy’s steadiest quality. That would be exceptional intelligence that makes him the undisputed leader of a very good high school football team.
LHS has chance to rebound
Another Olathe squad awaits young Lions
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C1
Lawrence High wide receiver Nathan Padia woke his parents up late last Friday night.
Mayer: Steroids’ effects reach far
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C1
A recent Journal-World headline focused on the storied career of tennis great Andre Agassi. He couldn’t have exited in classier fashion. For some reason, my eyes focused on “storied” and noted the same letters can fashion the word “steroid.”
House votes to ban horse slaughter
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A10
The House brushed aside objections from horse doctors and the White House and voted Thursday to outlaw slaughtering horses for people to eat.
Brazilian woman’s death exposes underground cosmetic surgery
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A10
Fabiola DePaula’s quest for beauty took her to a condominium basement, where authorities say she paid an unlicensed doctor $3,300 for a nose job and liposuction performed on a massage table.
Expert: Killer TB strain in 28 S. African hospitals
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A9
A killer strain of extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis has been found in at least 28 hospitals across South Africa and might have spilled across borders, a specialist said Thursday.
Pakistani leader: Nation isn’t aiding Taliban
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A9
Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf acknowledged Thursday that al-Qaida and Taliban militants were crossing from Pakistan to launch attacks in Afghanistan, but denied his government’s powerful military intelligence agency was helping them.
Lawrence Datebook
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B2
Four professors receive research awards
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B3
Kansas University on Thursday announced the winners of four Higuchi/Endowment Association Research Achievement Awards. Each winner receives $10,000 for research.
Tropical Storm Florence on path for Bermuda
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
Tropical Storm Florence held its strength in the open Atlantic Thursday, still far from the U.S. but large enough that forecasters warned it could create high surf and rip currents along the East Coast within the next five days.
Scientists link nearly 200 genes to cancers
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
Scientists mapping genetics of two of the nation’s leading cancers have found almost 200 mutated genes in breast and colorectal tumors, many of them never before suspected of helping cancer form and spread.
Federer ‘too good’ in win over Blake
Two-time defending champion claims four-set quarterfinal victory
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C8
James Blake made Roger Federer work a whole lot harder than he’s used to, and it still wasn’t nearly enough.
Jurors: Killer eligible for death penalty
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
A federal jury decided Thursday that the sex offender convicted of kidnapping college student Dru Sjodin, killing her and leaving her body in a Minnesota ravine is eligible for the death penalty.
Official says he was source of CIA leak
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A3
The former No. 2 State Department official said Thursday he inadvertently disclosed the identity of CIA employee Valerie Plame in conversations with two reporters in 2003.
Hold on tight
FSHS overcomes Hawks, cramps
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C1
Free State High’s Murphy twins did what they’ve been doing. They scored touchdowns and they cramped up.
NFL notebook
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C10
Barkley will run for office
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C8
Charles Barkley insists he’s serious about running for governor of Alabama, but he has to move back there first.
Miracle baby’ has 2nd surgery to separate legs
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
Peru’s “miracle baby” on Thursday underwent a successful second operation to fully separate her legs and allow her to walk unassisted, according to the lead doctor on the eight-person team performing the surgery.
33 workers underground as fire starts in mine
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
A fire broke out Thursday in a gold and metals mine in Siberia, leaving more than 30 miners underground fighting the blaze or struggling to escape through long underground tunnels, officials said.
Navy: Fire on nuclear submarine kills 2
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
A short-circuit sparked a fire aboard a Russian nuclear submarine in the Barents Sea, killing two seamen and injuring one other in the latest accident to plague the nation’s struggling navy, officials said Thursday.
Nation to resume U.S. beef imports
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
South Korea on Friday approved resuming imports of U.S. beef after repeated delays in implementing an earlier decision to lift a 2003 ban imposed because of mad cow fears.
Calderon reaffirms hope for migration
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A6
President-elect Felipe Calderon said Thursday that Mexico must stem illegal emigration through aggressive antipoverty programs and job creation, adding that a migration pact with the United States will remain a key goal for his country.
So far, so good for Cincy’s Palmer
Quarterback’s recovery from knee injury going better than anyone could have expected
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C10
The cards and letters provided a needed laugh. Not much had gone right for Carson Palmer since his first pass in the Cincinnati Bengals’ first playoff game in 15 years. Pittsburgh’s Kimo von Oelhoffen crashed into his left knee. Ligaments burst.
Protest delay costs Dolphins; Steelers win
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C10
Miami coach Nick Saban had the red challenge flag in his hand, hitched it forward and back, and couldn’t seem to let it go in time. Maybe the Dolphins should flag their own coach for a costly delay.
Draft report to be available soon
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A8
Residents in November are expected to get a glimpse of whether the South Lawrence Trafficway is likely to receive necessary federal approval.
Conjoined twins doing well, face long recovery
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A8
Separated conjoined twin boys were doing well Thursday but still face a long recovery, and doctors questioned whether one will be able to walk.
Parade highlights Band Day activities
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B8
Kansas University’s 59th annual Band Day is set for Saturday, during KU’s Family Weekend. More than 30 area high school marching bands are expected to participate.
Funding change weighs on community college
Ford County now must cover $860,000 bill for students from other counties
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B8
Ford County taxpayers and their local community colleges are taking action to reinstate tax money lost by the passage of a Senate bill that requires only counties that have community colleges to fund them.
Couple charged in second murder
Court documents outline details of assault, killing
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B8
An Independence couple already accused in the videotaped sexual torture and death of a woman in Jackson County were charged Thursday with murdering another woman in a neighboring county.
Jones’ career suddenly back on track
Troubled sprinter free to run again after being cleared of drug charge
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C2
Marion Jones’ career of triumph and suspicion is back on track. Though she probably won’t run again this year, the strongest doping allegations against her are now defunct, and her sights are firmly set on next year’s world championships - and the 2008 Olympics.
Rose, Furyk tied at 63
Golfers sizzle on soggy Canadian course
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C2
Jim Furyk and Justin Rose took advantage of perfect scoring conditions Thursday in the first round of the Canadian Open.
Sooners’ Peterson draws criticism
Running back started slowly in 24-17 victory against UAB
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C9
Offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson walked into Oklahoma’s locker room and sat down with Adrian Peterson.
OSU’s Cox makes impact
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C9
The first time he ever touched the ball in college play, Perrish Cox went 96 yards for a touchdown. It still didn’t earn him a better spot in Oklahoma State’s meal line.
Clarett indicted on new charges
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C9
Former Ohio State tailback Maurice Clarett was indicted Thursday on new charges related to a highway chase and violent struggle with police.
Blair bows to pressure, says he’ll step down
British leader under fire for sticking by Bush
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A1
Prime Minister Tony Blair, his reputation in Britain badly damaged by his refusal to break ranks with President Bush, gave in Thursday to a fierce revolt in his Labour Party and reluctantly promised to quit within a year.
Boomers’ drug use up, teen use down
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A11
Some moms and dads might want to take a lesson from their kids: Just say no. The government reported Thursday that 4.4 percent of baby boomers ages 50 to 59 indicated that they had used illicit drugs in the past month. It marks the third consecutive yearly increase recorded for that age group by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
Medicare officials take steps to reduce errors
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A4
When people enroll in a Medicare drug plan later this year, the first option for paying their monthly premiums will no longer be through a deduction in their Social Security check. Instead, the government will encourage beneficiaries to pay insurers directly.
Health advisers reject mercury fillings report
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A4
Government health advisers rejected a federal report that concluded dental fillings used by millions of patients are safe, saying further study of the mercury-laden amalgam is needed.
Study: Offering healthier foods doesn’t mean kids will eat them
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A4
Bad news - but probably no surprise to parents - when it comes to young children and vegetables: A government study showed fifth-graders became less willing to try vegetables and fruits when more were offered as free school snacks.
People in the news
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Fake signs promoting golf course stump Trump ¢ CBS, Letterman reportedly sign deal for 4 more years ¢ Matt Lauer has no interest in moving to evening
KU student suspected in multiple collisions
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
A driver struck five vehicles early Thursday near the Kansas University campus and nearly hit a sixth before being arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
Police warn of possible Social Security scam
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
A woman told Lawrence Police her 75-year-old mother received a suspicious phone call Wednesday evening in which a man said he was authorized by the Social Security Administration to increase her monthly payment by $25.
Open house celebrates monarch migration
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
Monarch Watch at Kansas University will have its fall open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Foley Hall on KU’s west campus.
Police: Pit bull kills cat
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
A pit bull chased a cat into a home Saturday morning in the 1500 block of Delaware Street, attacked it and killed it, according to a police report.
Pentagon says it’s making progress on IEDs
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A7
The Pentagon is making progress against the No. 1 killer of U.S. troops in Iraq - roadside bombs - but a sharp drop in intelligence tips from Iraqis could hurt, the effort’s head said Thursday.
Safe schools
There may be no need to check the backgrounds of volunteers in the Lawrence schools, but it’s an issue the local school board should at least consider.
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B6
Now - not after an unfortunate incident - is the time for Lawrence school officials to talk about whether the district should have a formal screening process for volunteers who work with local students.
Democrats offer refreshing political agenda
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B6
President Bush and Karl Rove say Republican policies on terrorism are making Americans safer. Democrats dispute that and say the Iraq war has made the nation weaker.
Terrorism not just America’s problem
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B6
There is one way at least in which Americans are safer from surprise attack five years after Sept. 11, 2001. They live in a world that is more on guard against jihadist terrorism and more ready to act to foil it.
Catastrophic tax
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The chickens are finally coming home to roost for Lawrence citizens. Just over the horizon are catastrophic property taxes for every dwelling in town. The retired and downtown businesses, being ahead of the curve, will attempt to cut a deal with City Hall for lower taxes.
Leave earlier
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: With the closure of County Road 1055 between North 700 Road and North 1000 Road due to construction of a new bridge, many drivers between Baldwin and Lawrence have elected to use East 1500 Road as their alternate route, rather than the designated detour of County Road 1057, I assume to save a few minutes and several miles on their vehicle.
Ryun, Boyda familiar foes in 2nd District contest
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
Nancy Boyda’s message is similar to the one she had in running for Congress two years ago: Kansans are ready for change.
Dog defense
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: A heartbreaking case of animal abuse took place in Kansas City, Mo., a few days ago involving a Staffordshire terrier (slang, “pit bull”) that had been tortured. The dog was not vicious, and, in fact, the vet commented on how sweet the dog was.
We dare not forget 9/11
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B7
How does one measure “progress” in a type of war we have never fought before, a war with no rules or boundaries, a war driven exclusively by religious zealotry and twisted doctrine?
Apartment complex has new owners
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C12
Residents at Redbud Apartments now have new landlords.
Legislator addresses energy, water issues
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C12
State Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, chaired a panel on Energy Efficiency/Conservation and Clean Coal Technology at a recent Midwest Legislative Conference, where he also served as co-chairman of a panel on biofuels and their beneficial effects on the environment and local communities’ economic well-being.
Commodities
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C12
Deciding if refinancing makes sense
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C12
Q: I bought my home two years ago with a fixed-rate loan. I had to pay a rather high 8 percent rate because I had some previous credit problems, but those problems have since fallen off my credit record, and I would like to refinance with a lower-rate loan.
Phoenix police arrest suspect in attack linked to serial killer
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A5
Police arrested a man in two sexual assaults blamed on the city’s elusive Baseline Killer. But they stopped well short of saying Thursday that they have caught the predator who has been spreading fear across the Phoenix area.
Figure for August shows no drop in violent deaths
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A7
More than 1,500 people died violently in Baghdad last month - nearly the same number as in July - and not the dramatic drop estimated just last week, when U.S. and Iraqi officials announced that their new security crackdown was working.
A pipeline for innovators
New KTEC program to help bring ideas to market
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C12
Three entrepreneurs from Lawrence are among 10 innovators chosen to take part in a new training program designed to help turn their ideas into solid business ventures.
Horoscopes
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B4
For Friday, Sept. 8
Commission narrows city manager finalists
Mayor hopes to name new leader next month
September 8, 2006 in print edition on B1
City commissioners have their list of finalists to become Lawrence’s next city manager, but they’re being tight-lipped about who is on it.
Grocery chain rates foods for nutrition
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A4
Shredded wheat gets three stars. Baked beans, one star. Doritos, no stars. Those movie-style ratings for food, launched by a New England grocery chain, take nutritional hand-holding to a new level.
Hilton’s DUI arrest could boost image
September 8, 2006 in print edition on A2
For most celebrities, getting smacked with a DUI is an instant image crisis. For Paris Hilton, it could be a career boost.
Ohio State friends downplay Heisman talk
Buckeyes’ Smith, Ginn could help their causes with big games against Texas
September 8, 2006 in print edition on C9
It’s one thing to compete for the Heisman Trophy with someone a couple of time zones away. It’s quite another when that other person is in the same locker room.
Loose Change
Local group screens film that disputes ‘official’ version of 9/11
September 8, 2006 in print edition on D1
Americans are acclimated to conspiracy theories. From the assassination of John F. Kennedy to aliens landing in Roswell, N.M., the country’s history has been rife with tales of cabals and cover-ups. And, statistically, most Americans will admit to at least partial belief in these benchmark conspiracies.