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6News video: “Little Women” comes to life
August 12, 2007
The pages of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” came to life this weekend at the Watkins Community Museum. Mothers and daughters took a step back in time entering the world of 1860’s America.
6News video: Tonganoxie pool closes
August 12, 2007
A cool oasis in Tonganoxie dried up during the hottest week of the year. It closed earlier than expected, but city leaders say they were lucky to have the old city pool at all this summer.
6News video: Free State celebrates 10 years
August 12, 2007
This month marks a big anniversary for the city’s two high schools. Free State High opened 10 years ago becoming Lawrence’s second high school and fueling an intense rivalry in the process. The school was the result of a 1994 bond issue that left a divided community.
6News video: Parts of Lawrence lose power
August 12, 2007
As the sun was on its way up this morning, it was lights out for several thousand Lawrence residents. Parts of Lawrence were left in the dark after power outages hit two separate areas.
6News video: Apartment complexes possibly headed to south Iowa
August 12, 2007
There could soon be two major apartment complexes in close proximity to the south Iowa Street shopping district. Developers of the Exchange at Lawrence need approval from city commissioners to build a large apartment complex at 31st and Ousdahl.
6News video: New students move into KU dorms
August 12, 2007
Triple-digit-heat is exactly what the KU Department of Housing was trying to avoid by allowing all incoming students to move into the dorms an hour and a half earlier this morning. Today, incoming students unloaded, unpacked and tried to beat the heat on the busiest moving day of the year.
6News video: Red Dog Run draws 400
August 12, 2007
Rise and shine and lace ‘em tight was the attitude this weekend for area residents who tried to beat the heat and take part in the third annual Red Dog Run. More than 400 participants turned out in support of the largest fundraiser of the year for the Boys and girls Club of Lawrence.
6Sports video: Raiders conclude fine season
August 12, 2007
For the first time in nearly half a decade, the Lawrence Raiders did not bring home an American Legion State title, but that doesn’t erase the fine season Shaun Edmondson’s squad had.
6Sports video: Haskell football checks in
August 12, 2007
At Haskell Indian Nations University, fall camp is just beginning. Today the team checked out equipment and held their first team meal of the season. After dinner it was quickly into the film room to try and improve from last year’s 2-9 season.
6News video: City commission to consider bar licenses
August 12, 2007
Lawrence clubs and bars may soon need a new license or permit to stay open. Lawrence city commissioners will consider whether to add this requirement to venues that host live DJs music and dancing.
6Sports video: KU hopes for different results this year
August 12, 2007
Last season, the Kansas Football team’s record could have been 10-2. That is if the Jayhawks colud have held on to a 4th quarter lead. Four times in 2006, KU was on top heading into the final frame before blowing it.
Power outage hits parts of Lawrence
August 12, 2007
Westar spokeswoman Karla Olsen said someone struck a pole with a vehicle about 8:30 a.m., and it knocked out a switch enclosure near Clinton Parkway and Inverness Drive.
House fire claims six lives
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B3
A fire broke out in a home early Saturday, killing four children and two adults and injuring one person, according to the St. Joseph Fire Department. There were no smoke alarms in the home, which was destroyed, said Fire Inspector Steve Henrichson.
Petal pusher
Mom reflects on life as a 1990s rocker chick
August 12, 2007 in print edition on D3
Laurie Lindeen is late for an interview, but she has a good excuse: Her 9-year-old son had a baseball game across town. It’s a domestic life now for the former rocker, who is married to Paul Westerberg, ex-frontman of The Replacements. For about seven years, Lindeen led the pop trio Zuzu’s Petals. She chronicles her life on the road and shares her coming-of-age story as a former cheerleader in a new memoir, “Petal Pusher: A Rock and Roll Cinderella Story.”
Daring brides drown their gowns
August 12, 2007 in print edition on D1
The bride and groom walked hand in hand along the sand as the wedding photographer followed along, capturing the memory. Suddenly the bride turned and walked straight into the surf, shrieking as the waves knocked her down and drenched her wedding dress.
New rules, new coaches, same dynasty
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C8
There’s a new savior in Alabama, and new head coaches at 22 other schools. New rules will mean more football in 2007 - or at least more plays - which is never a bad thing. Unless you’re playing Southern California. The Trojans are loaded, and that’s nothing new.
People in the news
August 12, 2007 in print edition on D5
¢ Actors hold gala to support human rights¢ Queen of Soul cancels show because of heat¢ Fan wants to turn Elvis’ old home into attraction
Lie detector craze making way to U.S. TV
August 12, 2007 in print edition on D5
Have you ever cheated on your wife? Stolen money from your boss? Do you consider yourself a better person than your mother-in-law?
Indian movie star behind bars, on display, still popular
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A9
It’s hard to miss Sanjay Dutt’s famously grizzled face on the Indian landscape. One of the country’s most popular movie stars, Dutt’s hound-dog looks adorn billboards and the backs of city buses, plugging products from steel beams to underwear.
Study of gay brothers may offer clues about sexuality
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A8
In Gregg Mierow’s family, there were six boys, brothers who grew into two groups as they reached maturity: Three are gay, and three are straight.
Sunni leaders attacked after stances against al-Qaida
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A11
Two Sunni leaders who took public stances against al-Qaida in Iraq were attacked Saturday, in a sign the terror network may ramp up retaliation against local chiefs who oppose it.
Rum sees resurgence in Caribbean
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A9
In the languor of a steamy afternoon, the sweet aroma of fermenting sugar mingles with the scent of orchids, frangipani and hibiscus. The perfume hangs over the La Mauny distillery, where Laurent Gervoise, a transplanted Frenchman, is at work on his sensuous concoction.
Open casting call held for Notorious B.I.G. pic
August 12, 2007 in print edition on D7
The role of Notorious B.I.G. for an upcoming biopic on the rapper will be filled through an open casting call, the film’s producers told The Associated Press on Thursday. “Notorious,” which has been in the works for nearly seven years, will seek its star by auditioning actors and non-actors alike who resemble the rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace.
Pump patrol
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.65 at several locations.
Corn-fed ethanol production fuels controversy
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Ethanol has been touted as the fuel of the future. Made with a renewable resource - mostly corn - vehicles running on ethanol will help the environment, put money in the pockets of family farmers and reduce the United States’ dependence on foreign oil, its proponents say.
Firebird fans still rooting for alma mater LHS
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A7
Although he is athletic director, assistant principal and baseball coach at Free State High School, Mike Hill still cheers for cross-town rival Lawrence High School. That’s because Hill graduated in 1987 from LHS, where he played football and baseball. The football team won state championships during his sophomore and senior years.
Bacheyie starting to live up to name
After delay and position switches, ‘Hostile’ beginning to settle in at safety for Jayhawks
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C1
Tang Bacheyie says the best thing about football is “being able to hit people as hard as you want and not get in trouble.” That certainly explains his nickname. “We call him ‘Hostile,’” free safety Darrell Stuckey said of Bacheyie, a junior and projected starter at strong safety on the Kansas University football team. “It fits perfectly with his personality. He’s very competitive.”
Nunez lifts K.C. past Jays
Pitcher strong again in spot start for Royals
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C1
Leo Nunez is slowly changing the way the Kansas City Royals are thinking about using him.
Handicapping the conferences
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C8
Funny how Southeastern Conference fans believe their favorite football league doesn’t get enough respect, while fans of every other conference argue the SEC is overrated. They can’t both be right. In fact, they’re probably both wrong.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B6
Lawrence school district officials said they were pleased with the district’s showing in state competency tests conducted the past April.
Golfing Only for Ladies, sorry Fellas
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C10
A couple of men who had booked an early tee time recently on a Lawrence golf course were told by a woman to cease and desist hitting their drives because 12 women, she said, had booked the next three tee times. She ran to the clubhouse, learned she was off by 10 minutes and signaled to the men to go ahead already.
Shuttle gash overshadows spacewalks
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
A routine shuttle mission, highlighted by a teacher’s first spaceflight and space station construction, is now overshadowed by a potentially serious gash in Endeavour’s thermal shield.
Foot-and-mouth disease not found on farm
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
Livestock on an English farm that were tested after showing signs of possible foot-and-mouth disease do not have it, Britain’s chief veterinarian said Saturday.
Contradictions hinder progress in Iraq
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B7
Samuel Beckett sets “Waiting for Godot” on a country road where two tramps desperately await someone or something that never comes.
Bush treats French president to lunch, pledging close ties
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
President Bush, using all the trappings of his family’s oceanfront estate, worked on a cozier relationship with France and its new president Saturday.
Boston’s Beckett wins 15th
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C4
Josh Beckett came within one out of a shutout and recorded his 15th victory, and Julio Lugo and J.D. Drew had two RBIs apiece to help Boston beat Baltimore.
KDWP to set waterfowl rules
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C9
Wildlife and Parks commissioners will establish late-migrating waterfowl seasons and limits during Thursday’s meeting at Bass Pro Shops in Olathe.
August 12, 2007 in print edition on D5
This year you break old patterns while making and living a resolution. You have an unusually strong will and strength. If you are single, often you confuse those who really are interested and those who are not.
Illegal immigration dropping sharply along U.S.-Mexico border
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A10
Mexican shelters, usually the last stop for northbound migrants, are filling with southbound deportees. Fewer migrants are crossing in the wind-swept deserts along an increasingly fortified border. Far to the north, fields are empty at harvest time as workplace raids become more common.
Whimsical birdhouses attractive to variety of collectors
August 12, 2007 in print edition on D4
A birdhouse in the backyard is not a new idea. In the 19th century, there were many attempts to lure birds into a yard. Settlers often ate birds such as wild ducks, geese or turkeys, but small songbirds were welcomed to eat bugs, caterpillars and other pests. A Victorian house might have had a birdhouse that was a small copy of a Victorian-style house, with “rooms” for many birds.
Triathlon Clinic
August 12, 2007
Youths ages 7-10 and 11-15 are invited to a clinic for aspiring triathletes.
Simple’ Vinland Fair adds new events, keeps traditions
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
The annual fair in this small town between Lawrence and Baldwin City is simple, yet full of old-fashioned fun. It’s a smaller version of the typical county fair, minus the carnival.
10 years later, once-divided community enjoys friendly rivalry
Two schools offer ‘opportunities’
August 12, 2007
It’s been a decade since the Chesty Lions and Firebirds first squared off in Lawrence. And it appears, by many accounts, that the move to two high schools has gone well. Longtime supporters of construction of a second high school say more students are engaged - in academic, extracurricular and sporting events. And even though the schools are rivals, the rivalry is more friendly than contentious.
Maine rafting wild
Even in summer, whitewater exciting
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C9
Spring is considered the best time to go whitewater rafting, when rivers are high and wild. But all summer long and into fall, you can find exciting Class IV rapids up in Maine at The Forks. Many other rivers around the country are calm and low by August, but not here.
Commentary: Bonds’ accomplishment will be disputed forever
Irony abounds as slugger becomes baseball’s new home run king
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C6
Don’t believe everything you read. They say that about movie stars, politicians, advertisements, and now they can say it about the record books of baseball, where the all-time home run leader, as of Tuesday night - and for the foreseeable future - reads: Barry Lamar Bonds.
Second school ends Lawrence’s domination in football
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A7
Ten years with two high schools in Lawrence, and no football state championships. “Of course you have to say it broke my heart because football is a numbers game like no other game,” said former Lawrence High School coach Dick Purdy, who led the Lions dynasty in the 1990s and retired in 1999, two years after Free State High School opened and fielded its own team.
N.J. rules make being green difficult
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A4
Among the tidy, brick ranch-style homes with close-cropped lawns on Stevenson Avenue, one yard sticks out like, well, a green thumb.
A China syndrome
Latest lead-based recalls can’t contain persistent problems
August 12, 2007 in print edition on E1
Brightly colored children’s bracelets and necklaces line the display case of a Chinese manufacturer in this factory town. Adorned with mini school buses, sandals and other charms, the jewelry sits ready to be sold to foreign and domestic buyers. It also contains lead.
Travel safely by car with your pet
August 12, 2007 in print edition on D8
The image of a dog with his head sticking out the car window, ears flapping in the wind and tongue hanging out, is irresistible; but a moving car is not a safe place for a free-roaming dog.
Youth dove hunt set Labor Day weekend
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C9
The Westar Energy Green Team will host a youth dove hunt for novice shooters at Jeffrey Energy Center, north of St. Marys, on Labor Day weekend.
Shared costs
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I am writing in response to the letter published Friday from Joel Wagner. He complained that he didn’t want to pay extra taxes to pay for the T and said that we need expanded recreational facilities more.
Jambalaya denies Tin Man
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C2
It was perhaps the best money Catherine Day Phillips ever spent, when she and her husband dropped $2,500 to buy Jambalaya in 2003. On Saturday, the 5-year-old gelding from Canada won the 25th Arlington Million.
Peter Piper’s Spell
August 12, 2007 in print edition on D3
Peter Piper’s Spell a poem by Shannon Rasmussen
Midland Railway anniversary brings memories, former workers
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Jack Morgan approached the 1906 Santa Fe Railway depot, donning an old, olive green Midland Railway uniform with a tattered sewn-on patch and a yellow cap.
State hunting atlas available this month
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C9
The Kansas Hunting Atlas, which includes maps showing locations of Walk-In Hunting Access and other public hunting areas, will be available next week on the Web at
2 top radio journalists killed within hours
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
Two prominent Somali journalists were assassinated Saturday, one outside his office and the other as he returned from his fallen colleague’s funeral, authorities said.
Hurricane intensifies, heads toward Hawaii
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
Hurricane Flossie strengthened to a Category 4 storm Saturday as it spun more than 1,000 miles south of Hawaii.
Monsoon rains cause more than 40 deaths
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A10
More than 40 people have been reported killed as torrential monsoon rains battered southern Pakistan, local media reported Saturday.
Hamas detains 32 Fatah supporters in sweep
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A10
Hamas militiamen detained 32 Fatah supporters across Gaza, half of them after breaking up a bachelor’s party and beating guests with clubs and chairs, Fatah officials and witnesses said Saturday. Ten people were hurt.
Teacher resigns after date with porn star
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
A high school art teacher who went on a date with a porn star after winning a satellite radio contest has resigned.
Daily SUV tax targets ‘Chelsea tractors’
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
Mayor Ken Livingstone, a self-admitted hater of automobiles, is planning to lower the boom on American-style sport-utility vehicles and other gas guzzlers by charging a $50-per-day “green tax” for the privilege of driving in the center of London.
Frye cooks Chiefs
Late kickoff-return TD carries Browns to preseason victory
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C1
The coin flipped in Charlie Frye’s favor, and the rest of the night went his way, too. Frye played better than Derek Anderson in their competition to become Cleveland’s starting quarterback, and the Browns got a late kickoff return for a TD in a 16-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday.
How much do places shape our presidents?
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B7
This is where an American president piled wood at 4 a.m., where he took the presidential oath of office at 2:47 a.m., and where he rests for eternity.
Keep ants away from pet food
August 12, 2007 in print edition on D8
Keeping ants out of your pet’s food bowls can be a losing battle this time of year. A line of tiny scavengers seems to form as soon as dinner is set down. The best defense is to avoid leaving food out longer than necessary. Wash the bowl as soon as your pet finishes eating, and don’t leave scraps and kibbles scattered on the floor. (This is easier with dogs that tend to gobble their meals than cats that often nibble and nap.)
Lebanese group added to terrorism blacklist
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Bush administration has blacklisted as a “foreign terrorist organization” a Lebanese Islamist group blamed for major fighting at a refugee camp,The Associated Press has learned.
Left in the nest
Children feel sense of loss when older siblings move out
August 12, 2007 in print edition on D1
Denise Hobbs admits it will be difficult to have her daughter, Katelyn, go off to college - even if it’s just to Kansas University, only 10 minutes from home. “I’m not one of those moms who is glad her daughter is leaving - I’d keep her around forever if I could,” Hobbs says. “Your family is just never the same once they leave and come back.” Still, she’s not worried that much about herself. She’s more worried about how Katelyn’s departure will affect her 10-year-old daughter, Haley.
Mangino pleased with scrimmage
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s football team concluded its first full week of preseason practice with a long 120-play scrimmage Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Romney takes first in Iowa straw poll
Brownback places 3rd in Republican contest
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A1
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won an easy and expected victory in a high-profile Iowa Republican Party Straw Poll on Saturday, claiming nearly twice as many votes as his nearest rival.
Taliban says it will release two S. Korean hostages ‘soon’
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A10
A Taliban spokesman said Saturday that two sick, female South Korean hostages would be released “soon” for the sake of good relations between the Taliban and South Korea. Neither the international Red Cross or the Afghan government could immediately confirm the claim.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B6
Baldwin school district patrons were to see a welcome and sizable decrease in their budget and mill rate for the coming academic year.
Heat takes toll on those outside, claims Kansas City’s first victim
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B8
The heat wave that has lingered over Kansas City for days has claimed its first victim, a 47-year-old Jackson County man. The Jackson County Health Department reported Friday that the man had died because of exposure to excessive heat.
Equity not an issue in Lawrence’s high schools
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A1
Students at neither Lawrence High School nor Free State High School seem to dominate when it comes to national tests or income levels. Goal accomplished.
NAFTA may not need to be ‘fixed’
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B6
President Bush sent the Democrats an important signal last week when he reminded reporters that Congress will have to decide this fall whether to sign off on trade deals with two more Latin American countries, Peru and Panama.
Morris propels KU women past Aussie squad, 83-56
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C3
Sade Morris displayed her upside while playing Down Under on Saturday. Morris, a sophomore guard, scored a game-high 19 points as Kansas University’s touring women’s basketball team blitzed Logan Red, 83-56.
Fantasy Baseball: Coors Field’s effect not what it used to be
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C5
Oh, the purple mountain travesty that is Coors Field. In past seasons, fantasy owners would load up on players with upcoming trips to Colorado. The thin air meant big numbers, transforming the Ryan Freels of the world into Ryan Howards for a few days.
August 12, 2007 in print edition on D3
Black fraternity tries to set an example in words
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
The head of the nation’s oldest and largest black fraternity Saturday called on the black community to ban the N-word from its vocabulary. The offensive racial epithet should be purged from music lyrics, movie dialogue, talk radio and playgrounds, said Darryl R. Matthews Sr., general president of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
How the system breaks down
August 12, 2007 in print edition on E1
Countries where America’s toys are made also are places where paint often still contains dangerously high levels of lead.
Ridiculous plan
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: As a Lawrence resident I am frustrated to see this great community hijacked by developers and a City Commission (minus Boog) who seems to not care for our neighborhoods. I moved to Lawrence because of its uniqueness and am sad to see the city growing in what I think is the wrong direction.
No charges ever stemmed from American shooting VP’s bodyguard
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A11
Eight months after the shooting in Baghdad, no one associated with it wants to talk publicly. And no one has been charged.
Drug safety
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Both houses of Congress recently passed drug safety legislation but did not finish the job, as they went on vacation before sending the final bill to the president. How long will we need to wait to be protected from risky medications that we may be taking now? We need these safety reforms now, not when our lawmakers get around to it.
Heavy rain hampers search for missing
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
Divers looking for five people still missing since the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge were hampered Saturday because heavy rain had strengthened the current in the Mississippi River.
Nonresident permits for deer still available
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C9
Nearly 2,400 nonresident deer permits are still available in several Kansas deer management units.
T efficiency
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I noticed that the City Commission will keep the T open without shortening its operational hours, thanks to a proposed increase in property taxes.
Simmering situation
Resolving issues connected to the membership of the Kansas University Hospital Board are key to the hospital’s future.
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B6
On the surface, everything appears fairly calm in the long-simmering medical civil war involving Kansas University Hospital, KU Medical Center, St. Luke’s Hospital, a handful of Kansas City business leaders, KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway, KUMC Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara Atkinson and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Famous Mustang brothel re-emerges from troubled past in new splendor
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A5
Since its inception, the Mustang Ranch has played a key role in legalized prostitution in Nevada. It’s also been shut down by the IRS, burned down, rebuilt and sold on eBay for the price of a small home. Now it’s back.
Walker discusses murder
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C7
Denver Broncos wide receiver Javon Walker says he still has the bloodied shirt from the night teammate Darrent Williams died in his arms after a drive-by shooting on New Year’s Day.
Coaching tree has new limb
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C7
In a Xerox football world where most head coaches come freshly copied from one of two schools of development - the Bill Walsh coaching tree or the Bill Parcells coaching tree - Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin is something of a new generation.
Sergio’s sordid summer continues
Garcia disqualified at PGA for signing incorrect scorecard; partner Weekley blames himself
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C2
Another bad break for Sergio Garcia: This one got him disqualified from the PGA Championship. Garcia was given the boot Saturday for signing an incorrect scorecard after the third round. In tournament golf, players keep each other’s scores. Garcia’s playing partner, Boo Weekley, put down a 4 for Garcia on the 17th hole when the Spaniard actually made a 5.
New agreement forbids Jones from wrestling
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C7
Adam “Pacman” Jones can appear at a wrestling show Sunday, with a couple of provisions: The suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback won’t be allowed to touch or be touched, use or be hit by any object or anything else that could injure him. That doesn’t leave much for Jones.
Astronomers advise stargazers to check out meteor shower
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A8
Looking for some dirt-cheap entertainment tonight? Just look up in the sky. The annual Perseids meteor shower that will peak this evening is caused by nothing more than, well, flying dirt - tiny meteors that will hit Earth’s atmosphere at a high rate of speed and then leave streaks on the skyscape as they burn up.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 12, 2007
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 12, 1907: “A wife of a section hand on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway was awakened by a noise near Marceline, Mo., and determined that a bridge had washed out.
Park fowl picks up foul language from people
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A12
People are being careful about their language around an 8-year-old named Peaches who has a habit of learning and repeating the worst she hears.
U.S. life expectancy up, but lags behind
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A12
Americans are living longer than ever, but not as long as people in 41 other countries. For decades, the United States has been slipping in international rankings of life expectancy, as other countries improve health care, nutrition and lifestyles.
Four promising children become symbols of scourge of violence
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A4
The four college-age friends who were hanging out in a schoolyard late on a Saturday night were the type of children who make hometowns proud, especially hard-luck hometowns like this one.
Get a handle on your stress
August 12, 2007 in print edition on D1
Turns out, life’s little stresses can be more harmful to your health than residual stresses such as death or divorce. So says Dr. Claire Michaels Wheeler, author of “10 Simple Solutions to Stress: How to Tame Tension & Start Enjoying Your Life” (New Harbinger Publications, $13).
Farmers betting on cattle-yak hybrid, dubbed ‘yattle’
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A5
Spying three intruders inside their grassy Loudoun County, Va., sanctuary, a herd of horned bovines immediately went on the defensive. They grouped together and charged full speed across the field to within 10 feet, dropped their front shoulders and dared anyone to take another step.
Bills DE Hargrove suspended 4 games
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C7
Troubled Buffalo Bills defensive end Anthony Hargrove was suspended for four games without pay by the NFL on Saturday for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
August 12, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
New levees to undergo critical tests this week
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
A $3 million experiment by the Army Corps of Engineers this week will simulate the conditions that caused some of the levee failures that led to Hurricane Katrina’s disastrous flooding.
Cardinals’ Ankiel belts two more
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C4
Rick Ankiel homered twice and drove in three runs, the latest power display by the former pitcher. Ankiel, who scored three times, hit the first pitch he saw in the first and seventh innings to right field, giving him three home runs since he was called up from Triple-A Memphis.
Lawrence Bank VP finishes bank school
August 12, 2007 in print edition on E1
David M. Clark, vice president for Lawrence Bank, recently completed the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, a 23-month school for community banking professionals preparing to move into senior management and leadership positions.
Survivable space’ found in mine where 6 men are missing
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
A video camera lowered into a mine where six workers have been missing for more than five days shows “survivable space,” a federal official said Saturday, but attempts to signal the miners were met by silence.
Newest military aircraft arrives from Boeing
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A10
Canada’s newest military aircraft sailed through clear skies Saturday for the official landing of the massive cargo plane on Canadian soil for the first time.
Elections held for first time since U.N. troop departure
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A10
Sierra Leone held its first presidential elections Saturday since U.N. peacekeepers withdrew two years ago, a historic poll that many hope will show this country can transfer power peacefully after being ravaged by coups and a long, diamond-fueled civil war.
A-Rod OK with Jones’ comments
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C5
Alex Rodriguez understands that the more home runs he hits, the more he’ll be scrutinized. Just as Chipper Jones said last week.
Couple’s walk takes a turn to the blond side
August 12, 2007 in print edition on D2
Granddaughter Zoe, age 10, recently spent a few days at our home and opted to play “Spider Solitaire” on my laptop rather than accompany Ray and me on an early morning walk. When I reminded Ray to set the alarm as we headed out the door, he asked, “Are you sure you want to do that?” “Sure,” I replied, “I told Zoe we’d set it.”
Black professionals face unfair expectations
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B6
You wanted to read my Michael Vick column? Sorry, that’s not going to happen. Let me be clear: If Vick sponsored dog fights and brutally killed canines who did not perform as he is alleged to have done, he’s a despicable man. It wouldn’t break my heart to see him caged with a rabid dog while wearing raw sirloin strapped to his tender parts.
Fishing report
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C9
Water 85 degrees and clear to 36 inches. Bluegill good using worms under bobber from shore. Channel catfish good, mostly in morning and late afternoon using dip baits, stinkbait and worms. Most being caught in south end of lake in shallows.
Seventh -and eighth-grade girls volleyball
August 12, 2007
Seventh- and eighth-grade girls enrolled in city junior highs are eligible for a volleyball program offered by the city and the school district.
Tick-borne diseases on the rise in Missouri
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B2
Reported cases of tick-borne diseases have jumped this year in Missouri. Driven in large part by increased recognition and more houses built in old forests, the diseases are being reported at a rate far higher than the five-year average.
Green struggles in Miami debut
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C7
About the only thing new quarterback Trent Green led the Miami Dolphins offense to Saturday night was a smattering of boos.
ECKAN seeks help with school supplies
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
ECKAN is making a last-minute plea for school supply donations.
Turtles, eaters race to fair’s end
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B5
When Sonja Frevele attended Tonganoxie High School, her lunch period lasted only 25 minutes. By the time she got her food, she usually had only 15 minutes because of the long line.
Woman used limo during robbery, gets 3 years
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
A woman who traveled in a limousine to a botched bank robbery attempt probably won’t get such swank transportation to her next destination: prison.
South Junior High tryouts
August 12, 2007
Volleyball tryouts for South Junior High will be next Monday through Wednesday.
Woods not wilting in torrid Tulsa
Tiger takes three-shot lead into final round of PGA
August 12, 2007 in print edition on C2
Tiger Woods draped a blue towel over sagging shoulders, looking like a heavyweight who had gone the distance. You should have seen the other guys.
Lutheran assembly asks for gay clergy to be kept in ministry
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
A national assembly of Evangelical Lutherans urged its bishops Saturday to refrain from defrocking gay and lesbian ministers who violate a celibacy rule, but rejected measures that would have permitted ordaining gays churchwide.
Tea offers history lesson
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B3
It was mere serendipity that brought Tracy McCullough and her 6-year-old daughter, Analene, to the Watkins Community Museum of History for Little Women Tea on Saturday.
Accident kills three on I-435, snarls traffic
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
A multivehicle traffic accident near Interstate 435 left three people dead Saturday, authorities said.
Judge sends ex-mayor to jail over boat
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
The former mayor of Stafford was ordered jailed until he finds a contractor to demolish the last of four decrepit boats from a residential lagoon. Wesley Bell remained in the Ocean County jail Saturday, according to a jail official.
Police nab bogus martial arts masters
August 12, 2007 in print edition on A10
A dozen Chinese teenagers have been caught in a failed plot to sneak into Canada by masquerading as kung fu masters from the famous Shaolin Temple, state media reported Friday.
Members of square dancing club get exercise, social time
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B5
Dozens of square dance couples transformed Prairie Park School into a kaleidoscope of shuffling feet and smiling faces Saturday night.
Blockbuster purchases Movielink
August 12, 2007 in print edition on D6
Video rental chain Blockbuster Inc. said Wednesday it is buying the digital movie-download service Movielink, giving it a stronger online foothold to compete with rival Netflix Inc. The purchase price was not disclosed.Blockbuster said it would continue to operate Movielink as a stand-alone service but eventually make elements of it available through Blockbuster’s online-ordering, mail-delivery service.
Lawrence Datebook
August 12, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.