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Archive for Wednesday, August 8, 2007

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Audio clips
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Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU Media Day 2007 The Ballad of Black Jack
Podcasts
Polls
How well does the city enforce its "aggressive panhandling" ordinance?

Poll results

Response Percent
More is needed
 
83%
It’s just right
 
5%
It’s too harsh
 
5%
Undecided
 
5%
Total 271
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Steve Burton plays guitar for tips on the northeast corner of 10th and Massachusetts streets in this 2005 photo. City commissioners approved "aggressive panhandling" ordinances, but they've been rarely enforced. Burton says he has never had complaints about his playing music for donations. Panhandling ordinance sees little action
August 8, 2007 in print edition on 1A
One year after the Lawrence City Commission passed an ordinance intended to stop aggressive panhandling, the panhandlers are still around - especially downtown. “You can come down here any day and get asked for money. Any day of the week,” said Ken Campbell, owner of Winfield House, 835 Mass.
10:00 a.m.
Andrew Winetroub, Kansas university senior from Leavenworth, introduces himself to three female KU students cooling off in a small pool outside their apartment on Tennessee Street. In the pool from left are Ginny Bauer, Wichita senior, Kristen Kuebelbeck, Overland Park senior, and Christine Pringle, Wichita senior. Winetroub and his friend Bailor Hardman, a KU senior from Osborne, stopped by to visit their new neighbors Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 90s through the weekend before reaching 100 by Monday. No relief from heat wave in sight as temperatures expected to reach 100s
August 8, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The temperature in Lawrence was 94 degrees and climbing at 1 p.m. Tuesday when Scott Russell and Chris Patrick prepared to play a round of golf at Orchards Golf Course, 1500 Bob Billings Parkway.
1:00 p.m.
Passengers prepare to board a train at the depot in Baldwin City. The Midland Railway is celebrating its 20th anniversary this weekend. Railway travels back in time
August 8, 2007 in print edition on 3A
The calendar pages will flip backward 20 years Saturday at Baldwin City’s Midland Railway. It was on Aug. 8, 1987, when an excursion train pulled by a 1946 diesel locomotive left Baldwin City’s 1906 depot and took its first passengers on a short six-mile round trip. Among the passengers was then-Gov. Mike Hayden.
4:00 p.m.
Governor Robinson, played by Philip Bradley, Lawrence, introduces what was known as the Beecher's Bible to the settlers during a dress rehearsal for The Ballad of Black Jack Monday night at the Lawrence Arts Center. Black Jack’ puts history onstage
August 8, 2007 in print edition on 1C
It’s a case of history repeating, but this time someone else is in charge. “The Ballad of Black Jack” returns this week to the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., where it had a moderately successful run last year as the kick-off to Civil War on the Western Frontier activities.

All stories

6Sports video: McAnderson voted funniest
August 8, 2007
The votes are in. And as you can see, Lawrence’s own Brandon McAnderson has been voted the funniest player on the team.
6Sports video: QB talk heats up
August 8, 2007
Injury and ineptitude led to a mess under center for the 2006 Kansas Football team. Kerry Meier made eight starts and threw for a freshman record 13 touchdowns, but missed four games with an injured shoulder.
6News video: KU upgrades alarm systems
August 8, 2007
It took a tragedy to realize, but now KU wants a better way of getting urgent emergency messages to students and faculty. Thanks to the University’s Fire Marshal, KU has transformed it’s ordinary fire alarms into live, broadcast alert systems.
6News video: Second Wal-Mart coming
August 8, 2007
Attention Wal-Mart shoppers, a new store is coming to town. A six-year battle to build Lawrence’s second Wal-Mart store has come to an end. Wal-mart and local developers won long-sought approval to put a 100-thousand square foot store on the northwest corner of Six Street and Wakarusa Drive.
6News video: Gasoline leak cleanup continues
August 8, 2007
State regulators continue trying to clean up an area near Ninth and Louisiana Streets more than a year after a gasoline leak from a nearby station fueled an apartment fire.
6News video: Lacy leaving Dole Institute
August 8, 2007
Likely presidential candidate Fred Thompson tapped the director of the Dole Institute of Politics to run his campaign. Bill Lacy engineered both of Thompson’s successful senate campaigns and is now taking over the day-to-day operations of his committee to explore a presidential bid.
Truck problem snarls traffic at busy intersection
Motorists rerouted for about 40 minutes
August 8, 2007
A Penny’s Concrete Inc. truck blocked traffic late this afternoon at the busy Sixth and Massachusetts street intersection.
House fire under control
Residents safely evacuated
August 8, 2007
Lawrence Fire Medical responded to a minor house fire around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at 929 W. 28th Terrace.
Dole Institute director joins Thompson presidential campaign
09:58 a.m., August 8, 2007 Updated 10:23 a.m.
Bill Lacy will take an unpaid, indefinite leave of absence as the director of the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas to take a leading role in former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson’s exploratory presidential campaign, the university reported this morning.
Horoscopes
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B13
You have drive and follow-through adding to your success this year. Clearly you know what you want. Getting there is yet another issue.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A12
The City Commission was taking steps to provide public swimming facilities here on a non-segregated basis.
Murdoch may be media’s savior, not Satan
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A12
First, the disclaimer: I appear on Fox News Channel, one of Rupert Murdoch’s media properties, as a paid contributor. I received neither instructions, nor promises of benefits, in exchange for what I am about to write. We now rejoin our regularly scheduled column.
Leveling population poses new challenge
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A12
For as long as I can remember, the population “time bomb” - the danger of too many people - has hovered over the world with the seemingly relentless certainty of death and taxes.
Loan probe
University athletic departments now are drawing attention in an investigation about kickbacks from student loan companies.
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A12
If well-regarded academic units have done it, it’s not surprising that some American college athletic departments might have steered student athletes to education lenders in exchange for kickbacks.
Beach Center on Disability receives major research award
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Kansas University’s Beach Center on Disability received a major research award for its work to improve life for people with intellectual disabilities and their families. The National Down Syndrome Congress presented the Beach Center with the Theodore D. Tjossem Research Award at its annual convention last weekend in Kansas City, Mo.
Charges grow in old rape cases
DNA advances identified suspect in 1990s attacks
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
During a preliminary hearing Tuesday, a Kansas Bureau of Investigation expert testified that DNA evidence links a 38-year-old California man to two women who were raped in Lawrence in the 1990s.
No relief from heat wave in sight as temperatures expected to reach 100s
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
The temperature in Lawrence was 94 degrees and climbing at 1 p.m. Tuesday when Scott Russell and Chris Patrick prepared to play a round of golf at Orchards Golf Course, 1500 Bob Billings Parkway.
Panhandling ordinance sees little action
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
One year after the Lawrence City Commission passed an ordinance intended to stop aggressive panhandling, the panhandlers are still around - especially downtown. “You can come down here any day and get asked for money. Any day of the week,” said Ken Campbell, owner of Winfield House, 835 Mass.
Going, going, gone!
Baseball has a new home run king*
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Barry Bonds raised both arms over his head like a prize fighter in victory, fists clenched - and then he took off. It was over at long last. Like him or not, legitimate or not, he is baseball’s new home run king.
MartinLogan tunes in new leader
Firm looks to attract women, build overseas presence
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B12
Selling high-end audio speakers to Lenny Kravitz, Chris Isaak, Albert Pujols and others on the celebrity A-list is just fine with Mike Lyons. But he knows that drawing more regular folks - especially design-conscious female customers - will be keys for growing MartinLogan Ltd., the iconic Lawrence-based company he now leads.
LHS checkout Thursday
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High football equipment checkout will be Thursday - 3 p.m. for varsity and 4 p.m. for sophomores.
Free State checkout
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
Free State High football hopefuls will check out equipment today - seniors at 3 p.m. and juniors at 3:30 p.m. Sophomore checkout will follow a 4 p.m. team meeting.
Aussie club whips KU women, 88-54
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
Danielle McCray had 20 points and eight rebounds, but Kansas University’s women’s basketball team was thumped, 88-54, by the Sydney Flames Tuesday in the opening game of its Australian tour.
Winning combos
A look at the recipes that captured top prizes at the county fair
August 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
Who needs “Top Chef” when you’ve got the Douglas County Fair? Every year, dozens of chefs - both 4-H youngsters and adults - square off in the fair’s cooking categories. The entries range from cakes to pickle relish, from dehydrated vegetables to breads.
Play it Cool’ with ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
August 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Play It Cool: Vibrant Summer Meals.”
Miles headed to Spain
Ex-Jayhawk lands job overseas; Lee to work as graduate assistant
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University point guard Aaron Miles will travel overseas to play basketball again this season.
Wal-Mart wins city approval
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
Wal-Mart wins. City commissioners late Tuesday evening cleared the way for a Wal-Mart store - the city’s second - to be built at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Stolen vehicle pulled from Kansas River
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A5
A vehicle discovered early Tuesday in the Kansas River near the North Eighth Street boat ramp later was recovered by Douglas County dive team members.
Bonds’ 756 home runs
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
A listing of each home run hit by Barry Bonds during his career.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
August 8, 2007
The news was a little better for injured cornerback Kendrick Harper than what was originally feared.
Extension office offering cooking class for beginners
August 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
Q: Do you ever have any basic cooking classes?
Santana fans 17; Twins win
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B4
Johan Santana finished with a franchise-record 17 strikeouts in eight innings to lead Minnesota past Texas on Sunday. Santana’s 17 strikeouts were the most in the majors since Ben Sheets fanned 18 in Milwaukee’s 4-1 victory over Atlanta on May 16, 2004, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. He broke the Minnesota record of 15, accomplished four times - the last by Bert Blyleven on Aug. 1, 1986, against Oakland.
Railway travels back in time
This weekend, Baldwin City celebrating 20th anniversary of excursion train service
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
The calendar pages will flip backward 20 years Saturday at Baldwin City’s Midland Railway. It was on Aug. 8, 1987, when an excursion train pulled by a 1946 diesel locomotive left Baldwin City’s 1906 depot and took its first passengers on a short six-mile round trip. Among the passengers was then-Gov. Mike Hayden.
People in the news
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B13
¢ MTV announces Video Music Awards nominees¢ Country Music Hall of Fame selects inductees¢ Judge rules against Rowling over son’s photo¢ Sharpton leads protest over degrading rap lyrics¢ Sheen claims ex-wife wants another baby
Woman recovers ashes she accidentally sold
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
A woman recovered a ceramic turtle containing the ashes of her husband’s previous wife Tuesday after accidentally selling it for 50 cents at a rummage sale.
Tips on saving your assets from disaster
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B12
Consumer Reports has compiled advice to help you keep the assets you’ve worked hard to accumulate, should any of these financial disasters occur.
Wichita-area voters say no to casino
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Sedgwick County voters decided Tuesday against allowing either a resort casino in their county or adding slot machines to Wichita Greyhouse Park. With 43 percent of voters casting a ballot, the issue of allowing a casino in the county failed 43 percent to 56 percent.
Roma tomatoes make tasty base for pasta sauce
August 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
I can’t imagine a summer without Roma tomatoes. Sometimes called plum tomatoes, these fleshy, egg-shaped items are the main ingredient in marinara and other red sauces. Anyone who has popped open a jar of Ragu has experienced the Roma.
Check into the Hotel Babylon
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B13
Bravo recently launched its latest occupation reality series, “Welcome to the Parker,” set in a high-end Palm Beach, Fla., resort.
Black Jack’ puts history onstage
August 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
It’s a case of history repeating, but this time someone else is in charge. “The Ballad of Black Jack” returns this week to the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., where it had a moderately successful run last year as the kick-off to Civil War on the Western Frontier activities.
T spared cuts, at others’ expense
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
No cuts to the T, but an increase for your property tax bill. That’s what a divided City Commission came up with Tuesday evening as it finalized the 2008 budget.
Action lauded
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A13
To the editor: Thank God one of our congresspersons has stood up vocally and, in action, demonstrated her opposition to the Iraq war. When Nancy Boyda briefly walked out of that hearing she was representing me and the majority of the people of the 2nd District that are being fed false information by our political and military leaders.
Pump patrol
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.69 at Sam’s Food Mart, 1900 Haskell Ave.
U.S. forces wary of surge of attacks
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
Four more U.S. troops and a British soldier have died in attacks, military officials said Tuesday, in a possible sign that extremists are regrouping after a drop in American deaths last month.
Light saver
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A13
To the editor: I visited a local department store recently and was somewhat surprised to see that about one-third of the overhead lights were turned off. The store was noticeably darker, but there seemed to be plenty of light for shopping.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A12
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 8, 1907: “The ravenous green bugs who caused so much trouble with wheat are now attacking alfalfa in some local areas. Some say a third hay crop is about to be ruined.
Statehouse reporter wins national award
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Scott Rothschild, staff writer for the Lawrence Journal-World, won first place in the nation for Statehouse reporting from the Capitolbeat, the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors.
Iraqi Kurds approve regional oil law
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish government approved a regional oil law Tuesday, paving the way for foreign investment in its northern oil and gas fields even as similar U.S.-backed legislation for the entire country remained stalled.
Nebraska tight end arrested
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
Nebraska tight end Hunter Teafatiller faces a September court date after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving for a second time in three months.
Abercrombie & Fitch to close Aug. 18
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B12
Abercrombie & Fitch is closing its store in downtown Lawrence.
LCT to present two original plays
August 8, 2007 in print edition on C2
Reviving its tradition of producing plays by local authors, Lawrence Community Theatre will present staged readings of two original plays this month. “In Good Faith,” by Penny Weiner, chronicles a cruise to Masada by the older members of a Jewish synagogue. When enough people don’t sign up to get the group discount, though, they invite their neighbors from the Greek Orthodox Church. Despite differences of faith, the pilgrims rediscover a joy for life.
Reesing takes early lead in arms race
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Freshly shaven, with a brand-new uniform and accompanied by his typical good mood, Kansas University sophomore Todd Reesing chatted with reporters for close to an hour Tuesday at KU’s hectic football media day. Perhaps his first public obligation as the team’s No. 1 quarterback?
Troop level temporarily spikes to highest level
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
The number of U.S. troops in Iraq has temporarily peaked at its highest level as new units arrive to replace those packing up and leaving, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
Chiefs’ McIntosh suffers knee injury
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
Will Svitek usually leaves the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice field in complete anonymity, with the occasional lone reporter stopping the backup offensive lineman for a question or two.
Woodling: Complex hardly cure-all
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Mark Mangino is as adept as any coach in America when it comes to dodging, deflecting or dancing around a question. Tuesday wasn’t any different. With several print and electronic reporters on hand for Kansas University’s annual football media day, Mangino reiterated what he has been saying all summer and offered very little, if any, new information about the Jayhawks.
Bridge collapse may mean higher fuel taxes for U.S.
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Minneapolis bridge disaster that suddenly is the symbol of the nation’s crumbling infrastructure could tip the scales in favor of billions of dollars in higher gasoline taxes for repairs coast to coast.
Cheney book not so riveting
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A13
These days nearly all non-fiction books have subtitles, the explanatory stuff set off by a colon from the main title. In the case of “Cheney: The Untold Story of America’s Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President,” a new biography by Stephen F. Hayes, the subtitle needs a subtitle.
2 bodies found after watercraft flip on Kaw
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A4
Rescue workers have recovered two bodies after a major search for two men who went missing this weekend after their canoe and raft flipped in the Kansas River.
New York fan emerges with ball
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B5
With the crack of the bat a brief stillness settled over the right-center field bleachers at AT&T Park as Barry Bonds’ record-breaking homer rocketed toward the crowd. Then the scrum was on.
South enrollment, photos moved to LHS
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Due to construction of the new South Junior High School, 2734 La., new students will enroll this week at the library at Lawrence High School, 1901 La.
Two police officers wounded in shooting
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A4
Two Kansas City police officers were wounded Tuesday and the man who opened fire on them was shot by officers returning fire.
No Fed rate cut despite turmoil
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A11
The Federal Reserve on Tuesday left interest rates unchanged but suggested for the first time that turmoil in financial markets, a widening credit crunch and the continuing housing downturn could slow an already slowing economy.
Raiders fall, 8-2, in state title game
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence Raiders’ streak of Class AAA American Legion baseball state titles came to end Tuesday when they lost to the Salina Falcons in the second championship game, 8-2, at Dean Evans Stadium.
Victim identified in Clinton drowning
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of Sunday’s drowning at Clinton Lake.
Quinn, Browns finally come to terms
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
Brady Quinn and the Cleveland Browns finally got a deal done. The first-round draft pick ended his 11-day holdout Tuesday, agreeing to a five-year deal with the Browns.
Seismic activity interrupts mine rescue
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A11
Seismic activity “totally shut down” efforts to reach six miners trapped below ground, causing a cave-in that wiped out all the work done in the past day, a mine executive said Tuesday.
A-Rod, Blue Jays tangle
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B4
Alex Rodriguez got hit, and Roger Clemens made sure it didn’t go unanswered. Rodriguez was hit on his knee by a pitch from Toronto’s Josh Towers during New York’s victory over the Blue Jays, and Clemens plunked Alex Rios in the middle of his back.
Principal to be fired over school ritual
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A11
A public school principal accused of paying a woman to sprinkle chicken blood on the high school in an attempt to cleanse it of negative energy will be fired, the Department of Education said Tuesday.
Braves gain revenge, close on Mets
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B4
Beaten three times by Oliver Perez - the only games they have lost to New York this season - the Braves got some revenge, ripping the left-hander for two home runs and 10 hits.
Russian scientist defends flag-planting
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A8
The United States and Canada have scoffed at a Russian submarine expedition that planted a Russian flag on the seabed under the North Pole. Coming home to a hero’s welcome Tuesday, the famous polar scientist who led the risky voyage did not mince words in responding.
Democrats play to unions
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A6
Democratic rivals accused Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of being too cozy with lobbyists and Wall Street Tuesday, but the party’s presidential front-runner portrayed herself as a champion of working people and commonsense policies, drawing cheers from a crowd of union activists.
Gore: Polluters finance propaganda dismissing global warming
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A8
Former Vice President Al Gore said Tuesday that some of the world’s largest energy companies, including Exxon Mobil Corp., are funding research aimed at disputing the scientific consensus on global warming as part of a campaign to mislead the public.
Commentary: Baseball will survive unpopular HR king
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B5
Barry Bonds. Yawn. Baseball will go on. This is not a tragedy, this ornery rapscallion replacing the gentlemanly Hank Aaron atop the career home run list Tuesday night.
Brownback sharpens attacks on Romney
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A5
Hoping to cash in with so-called social conservative Republicans, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas is turning up the heat on fellow Republican Mitt Romney in the GOP presidential contest.
Turkey, Iraq agree to oust Kurdish rebels
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
Turkey and Iraq agreed Tuesday to try to root out a Kurdish rebel group from northern Iraq, but Iraq’s prime minister said his parliament would have the final say on efforts to halt the guerrillas’ cross-border attacks into Turkey.
Lawrence runner dominates olympic field
Alexa Harmon-Thomas sets national hurdles record at AAU Junior Olympics
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B8
Alexa Harmon-Thomas’ mother Kelly isn’t usually surprised by the accomplishments of her 11-year-old daughter. But last week at the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics in Knoxville, Tenn., she was taken aback.
Therapist welcomes Medicaid recipients
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B12
Helen Roads Santi, who operates a private mental health practice in Lawrence, recently was approved to provide such services for Medicaid recipients.
Like Lincoln?
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A13
To the editor: Not long ago President Bush compared himself to Abraham Lincoln, which naturally prompted comments along the lines of, “how dare he compare himself to such a great American president as Lincoln.” And, you know what? I agree.
Eldridge’s Ten wins Award of Excellence
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B12
Restaurant and bar operations at the Eldridge Hotel in downtown Lawrence now work from a wine list that has received the 2007 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
Leaders of North, South Korea to put on summit
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
North and South Korea announced today that their leaders will hold their second-ever summit this month, reprising the historic 2000 meeting that launched unprecedented reconciliation between the two longtime foes.
U.S.: Sudan must accept peacekeepers in Darfur
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
Sudan will have to accept non-African troops in a U.N.-authorized peacekeeping force for Darfur or face the prospect of new United Nations sanctions, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.
March of Dimes plans Jail & Bail fundraiser
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A5
The Lawrence chapter of the March of Dimes plans a fundraiser this week to help support research to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Oklahoma, Cincinnati to meet
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
The University of Cincinnati will play Big 12 Conference power Oklahoma in a home-and-home series, UC said Tuesday.
Minnesota man’s body found near turnpike
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of 27-year-old Mitch Staab of Minnesota, whose body was found about 1:50 a.m. Tuesday below the Kansas Turnpike, about a mile east of the East Lawrence exit.
Commodities
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B12
Soybean and corn prices rose while wheat slipped modestly Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery fell 1.50 cent to $6.6250; December corn rose 9 cents to $3.5200; December oats rose 2.25 cents to $2.7225; November soybeans rose 12.75 cents to $8.6275.
Kansas Outlaws take USSSA state
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B8
The 14-and-under Kansas Outlaws took home the state championship in the United States Specialty Sports Association Kansas state tournament this July in Olathe.
Russia pressures Iran for nuclear openness
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
Russia is increasing pressure on Iran to be more open about its nuclear program, threatening to indefinitely withhold fuel for a Russian-built reactor unless Tehran lifts secrecy shrouding past nuclear activities, diplomats said Tuesday.
Navy, FBI divers join search for victims
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A11
An elite team of Navy divers joined the search for victims of the interstate bridge collapse Tuesday, bringing to the job lessons learned from such disasters as TWA Flight 800 and the loss of the space shuttle Columbia.
Lawrence Datebook
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Lab likely source of outbreak
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A11
Britain’s health and safety agency said Tuesday there was a strong probability that a foot-and-mouth outbreak in southern England originated at a vaccine lab and was spread by human movement.
Teahen, Bannister spark Royals
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
Mark Teahen and Brian Bannister both took credit for the lights going off. Teahen had four hits for his third straight multihit game, and Bannister won his third straight decision as the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Musharraf: Talk of strikes ‘counterproductive’
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said Tuesday that talk of U.S. military strikes against al-Qaida in Pakistan only hurts the fight against terrorism, and his troops bombarded militant hideouts in their strongest response yet to a month of anti-government attacks. Ten suspected militants were killed.
Texas lineman out of jail
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
Texas freshman defensive tackle Andre Jones, who was being held since Friday in the Travis County Jail on a charge of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, posted bond and was released Tuesday.
Britain asks for release of Guantanamo prisoners
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
Britain’s new Prime Minister Gordon Brown asked the United States on Tuesday to free five British residents from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay - a policy reversal that was welcomed by the Bush administration.
Passenger smuggles monkey onto airplane
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A11
A man smuggled a monkey onto an airplane Tuesday, stashing the furry fist-size primate under his hat until passengers spotted it perched on his ponytail, an airline official said.
Report: Pollard to play for Celtics
Former Jayhawk agrees to $1.2 million, one-year deal
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
The Boston Celtics have agreed to terms with free agent forward/center Scot Pollard, executive director of basketball operations/general manager Danny Ainge confirmed to the Boston Globe.
NASA clears shuttle for liftoff today
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
Mission managers declared shuttle Endeavour and its seven astronauts ready for today’s blastoff - a launch that will carry teacher Barbara Morgan into space.
Study: Early-childhood program pays for itself
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A10
More than 20 years later, educational attainment is higher and felony arrests are lower for the alumni of a Chicago early-intervention program for low-income children.
Pencil removed from woman’s brain
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
A woman who had a pencil lodged in her head for 55 years after a childhood accident has finally had most of it removed, which should end her chronic headaches and nosebleeds, her doctor said Tuesday.
On the record
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A4
An animal cruelty incident reported Friday by a 45-year-old Lawrence woman will be reviewed by Municipal Court to determine whether charges will be filed against the owner who left three dogs in her hot vehicle.
Motorcyclist at 137 mph says he’s late for work
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
A motorcyclist arrested whizzing through town at 137 mph told police he was just trying to be punctual, authorities said Tuesday.
Oread neighborhood group plans party
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A5
The Oread Neighborhood Association is hosting a party to celebrate its 30th anniversary.