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Archive for Tuesday, August 21, 2007

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According to the U.S. Labor Department, Lawrence School District teacher pay is on par with jobs such as civil engineers, public relations specialists, administrative assistants and janitorial managers. Are teachers paid appropriately?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, they should be paid more
 
56%
Yes, they are paid appropriately
 
32%
No, they should be paid less
 
10%
Total 428
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kennedy School second-grade teacher Kay Becker leads her class in doing the Kennedy Pledge by sign language on the first day of school last week. Teachers are working under last year's contract until a new one between the school district and Lawrence Education Association is finalized. Teachers, school district must close $1M salary gap
August 20, 2007 in print edition on 1A
A million dollars apart. It sounds like a caveat that would hinder a deal and signal that some bitter teacher negotiating sessions are ahead. But negotiating team leaders with the Lawrence school district and the Lawrence Education Association were more optimistic last week that a settlement could be reached despite the differences in pay issues. They resume discussions Wednesday after a three-week break in talks.
10:00 a.m.
Children play a game of touch football as Lawrence High plays Free State at Haskell Stadium in this file photo. Woodling: Haskell’s capacity: Â±11,000
August 21, 2007
Now in its ninth decade of existence, Haskell Stadium is either quaint or dilapidated, depending on individual sensibilities about aging, iconic structures. Haskell Stadium has been the home football field of the Fightin’ Indians since 1926, Lawrence High since 1930 and Free State High since 1997. All in all, the facility, built at a cost of roughly $250,000, has aged gracefully.
1:00 p.m.
Cars head north on Naismith Dr. Tuesday, August 21, 2007, past the scene of an accident just south of 19th Street Terrace.  A car filled with KU students crashed into the tree in the median.  Two of the students were flown to Kansas City area hospitals. Five KU students injured in single-car accident; two taken to KCK
5:30 a.m., August 21, 2007 Updated 11:55 a.m.
At around 1:10 a.m. this morning, five KU students were injured in a single-car accident.
4:00 p.m.
Online chat
City commissioner to chat about how property tax and sales tax increases could affect your pocketbook
August 21, 2007
Lawrence city commissioners have said they need between $5 million and $6 million per year to seriously tackle street maintenance, sidewalk projects and infrastructure improvements. Commissioners have been told by city staff that there are essentially only two ways to raise that kind of coin: A sales tax increase or a property tax increase. Each increase affects each segment of the city's population differently. Commissioner Boog Highberger, who has done research on the topic, will chat with readers about the issue.
10:00 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital nurse Yvonne Routte fills out paper work at a busy nurses' station in the emergency room. New policy may be costly
August 21, 2007 in print edition on 1A
A change in Medicare policy to no longer pay for hospital infections and medical errors has one Kansas health consumer group worried that the costs will be passed on to patients. Corrie Edwards, executive director of the Kansas Health Care Consumer Coalition, questions who will eventually end up paying when hospitals pick up the tab for infections or errors that occur on their grounds.

All stories

6News video: Five KU students injured in wreck
August 21, 2007
Just days into the Fall semester, five KU students are injured in a wreck only blocks from their dormitory.
6News video: Kansas faces record teacher shortage
August 21, 2007
Kansas faces a record teacher shortage, but school officials are hoping the situation will improve with the start of the new school-year.
6News video: Tonganoxie looking to sell liquor on Sundays
August 21, 2007
One Tonganoxie liquor store owner says her glass is half empty after losing $25,000 of possible sales in the last year.
6Sports video: KU soccer squad ready for Hawaii
August 21, 2007
A week and half and counting until the Kansas soccer team opens the 2007 season - in Hawaii!
6Sports video: Riggins to be added to Jayhawk Ring of Honor
August 21, 2007
In 1968, running back John Riggins helped lead the Kansas Jayhawks to the Orange Bowl. Forty years later, the former NFL great is being added to the KU Ring of Honor.
6News video: Lawrence man sentenced for falsifying credit union records
August 21, 2007
A Lawrence resident who admitted falsifying credit union records to the tune of three million dollars is sentenced to three months in federal prison.
6News video: Bioscience leader stops by Lawrence
August 21, 2007
The Kansas Bioscience Authority has money to spend and it’s looking for community partners to help decide how.
6News video: Lawrence man convicted of choking woman during dispute
August 21, 2007
It took jurors just four hours to convict a 51-year-old Lawrence man of choking a woman during a dispute over $50.
6Sports video: Basehor-Linwood football squad hoping for better season in ‘07
August 21, 2007
They went 2-0 against Missouri high schools and 0-7 against Kansas high schools - that’s how the 2006 season breaks down for the Basehor-Linwood High School football team. In 2007, head coach Steve Hopkins expects to start winning games against Sunflower State opponents.
6News video: City remembers those who died on historic day
August 21, 2007
On this day in 1863, as many as 400 raiders from Missouri burned the city of Lawrence and massacred almost 200 of its residents. Each year, we still take time to remember those who died on that historic day.
New policy may be costly
Consumers may foot bill for infections, medical errors
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
A change in Medicare policy to no longer pay for hospital infections and medical errors has one Kansas health consumer group worried that the costs will be passed on to patients. Corrie Edwards, executive director of the Kansas Health Care Consumer Coalition, questions who will eventually end up paying when hospitals pick up the tab for infections or errors that occur on their grounds.
6News Now: KU students injured in single-car accident
August 21, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, five KU students were injured in a single-car accident on Naismith Drive, and more about the 144th anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid.
School evacuates after electrical malfunction
August 21, 2007
Students at Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center were evacuated today because of an electrical malfunction and power outage around 1:30 p.m.
Riggins headed to KU football Ring of Honor
August 21, 2007
John Riggins, Kansas University’s sixth all-time leading rusher and one of three former Jayhawks enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will have his named added to the Ring of Honor at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 13 when KU hosts Baylor.
Five KU students injured in single-car accident; two taken to KCK
05:30 a.m., August 21, 2007 Updated 11:55 a.m.
At around 1:10 a.m. this morning, five KU students were injured in a single-car accident.
Insurance commissioner attends e-Health event
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B9
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, Lawrence, participated in a quarterly conference of the State Alliance for e-Health, a national organization concerned with electronic exchange of health information.
Jet explodes on runway, but all aboard escape
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
Taiwan grounded its fleet of Boeing 737-800 jetliners after a China Airlines plane, above, exploded in a fireball Monday on the tarmac in Okinawa, and officials said a fuel leak may be to blame. All 165 passengers and crew scrambled down emergency chutes or jumped from cockpit windows - some just seconds before the blast.
Planet lunch box
August 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
For boys, it was between G.I. Joe and Star Wars. For girls, My Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake. A generation later, the back-to-school ritual of selecting a new lunch box involves much more than choosing among pop culture icons. Upgrades in style, storage and technology - not to mention changes in eating habits - have redrawn the lunch box landscape.
Falcons lose another QB
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B4
On a day when Michael Vick agreed to plead guilty to dogfighting charges, the Atlanta Falcons were dealing with the loss of another quarterback.
Inspector general for Medicaid appointed
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A5
When legislators earlier this year came up with a package of health care reforms, it included the creation of an inspector general to root out Medicaid waste and fraud.
Hurricane Dean upgraded to Category 5; winds hit Mexico
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
Hurricane Dean strengthened into a monstrous Category 5 storm Monday night as its outer bands of wind and rain slammed the coasts of Mexico and Belize. Thousands of tourists fled the beaches of the Mayan Riviera as it roared toward the ancient ruins and modern oil installations of the Yucatan Peninsula.
KU students learn hard lesson on home security
Thieves strike twice at house while occupants gone for long stretches
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
Jenny Ries says she and her 11 roommates feel violated. The house they’re renting just blocks from the Kansas University campus was broken into not once but twice in the past few days. Two laptop computers were stolen, four doors were broken down and a window was shattered.
Food pantry seeks to replenish stock
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Salvation Army in Lawrence is seeking nonperishable food donations.
Woodling: Haskell’s capacity: Â±11,000
August 21, 2007
Now in its ninth decade of existence, Haskell Stadium is either quaint or dilapidated, depending on individual sensibilities about aging, iconic structures. Haskell Stadium has been the home football field of the Fightin’ Indians since 1926, Lawrence High since 1930 and Free State High since 1997. All in all, the facility, built at a cost of roughly $250,000, has aged gracefully.
KU on prep Morgan’s list
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University recruiting target J’Mison Morgan has sliced his list of schools to six. Morgan, a 6-foot-10, 275-pound senior out of Dallas’ South Oak Cliff High, tells Rivals.com he will attend either Kansas, Kentucky, Alabama, LSU, UCLA or Louisville.
McCain, Clinton speak to VFW in K.C.
Presidential candidates split on bringing U.S. troops home
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain agreed Monday that new tactics are working in Iraq, but Clinton said the best way to honor soldiers is “by beginning to bring them home.” McCain said withdrawing troops quickly would be a historic mistake.
People in the news
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B8
¢ Veronica Mars goes from sleuth to superhero?¢ Singer arrested on drug possession suspicion¢ Several extras hurt while filming Cruise movie¢ Ryan Seacrest tapped to host Emmy Awards
Horoscopes
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B8
This year you have the creativity and drive to create a better platform, be it professionally or personally. You might often opt for brainstorming sessions and choose to work in situations with a diversity of opinions and ideas.
State encourages parents to say no to their kids
August 21, 2007 in print edition on C2
Do you ever get the feeling that kids - yours or those who belong to others - get everything they’ve ever wanted? That they have a general sense of entitlement that might not be healthy? Well, an entire state seems to feel that way and has set out to do something about it.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
Early indications were that the Kansas University fall semester enrollment would hold relatively stable, at just over 22,000.
Students get their bearings on first day in new school
South Junior High opens for classes
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
More light and no circles. After a delay of two full school days, South Junior High School students and teachers finally got a glimpse Monday morning of their new $24 million building. “Better than the old one,” eighth-grader Dallas Conway said as he prepared to enter the building.
Back-to-school survival guide for teens and parents
August 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
Your teen may act “too cool for school,” but the truth is that school is a major source of stress for teens.
Riverkeeper warns Kaw visitors to use caution
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Recent tragedies on the Kansas River show the need for more education about water safety, riverkeeper Laura Calwell said Monday. “You do need to respect the power of water,” she said.
Volunteer celebrates 90th birthday at blood drive
Lawrence woman has worked with American Red Cross for past 40 years
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Margaret Shirk says her volunteer work stems from her simple love of people. “If you can help somebody along the way, then your living shall not be in vain,” she said, recalling an old song.
Hundreds pay tribute to fallen firefighter
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
If there was a theme to Monday’s funeral service for Topeka fire Capt. Anthony Cox, it was family. Two families, actually: one at home, and the other at the firehouse.
Wakefield dominates Devil Rays, 6-0
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
Tim Wakefield continued his dominance over Tampa Bay, allowing four hits over seven innings.
Ankiel, Pujols go long in win
Former pitcher hits fourth dinger; Cards avoid sweep
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
Albert Pujols and Rick Ankiel homered, Scott Rolen drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, and St. Louis moved within three games of the NL Central lead.
Investors should keep three D’s in mind
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B9
The recent stock market plunge has whiplashed many investors and left them wondering what to do about their portfolios. But in times like these, don’t panic. Instead you want to think about the three D’s, says Erik Davidson, a chartered financial analyst and senior director of investments at Wells Fargo Private Bank in Denver.
New freshmen face adjustments in volleyball season
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B5
Across the city, freshman volleyball players are taking their first stabs as part of their school’s top team. For some of them, making the move carries with it a few apprehensions, for others it was something they had waited for.
Vick will plead guilty
Falcons quarterback faces fine, possible prison sentence
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Michael Vick’s lawyer said Monday the NFL star will plead guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges, putting the Atlanta Falcons quarterback’s career in jeopardy and leaving him subject to a possible prison term.
Bert Nash announces three new employees
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B9
The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center has appointed Kristen N. Bast as clinical therapist and Julie Berndsen as target case manager.
Lawrence Datebook
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 21, 1907: “There continues to be debate, fueled by Topeka newspapers, that William Quantrill still lives.
Flooding, mudslides continue in Midwest
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A8
Relentless thunderstorms pounded parts of the Midwest and the Plains on Monday, causing mudslides, washing out bridges and flooding towns. At least 12 people have died since the weekend.
Rescue workers give up hope of finding earthquake survivors
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A8
Rescuers gave up hope of finding any more survivors and concentrated Monday on clearing tons of rubble from the streets of this southern port city leveled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 540 people.
Governor assassinated as Shiite battles build
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A8
A roadside bomb killed a governor in southern Iraq on Monday, the second provincial boss assassinated in nine days and a likely prelude to an even more brutal contest among rival Shiite militias battling for control of some of Iraq’s main oil regions.
Building’s water system not working before fire
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A8
The water supply system in an abandoned skyscraper near ground zero where two firefighters died in a fire over the weekend was “not operational,” city officials said Monday.
Studios choose HD over Blu-ray
Paramount, DreamWorks’ decision complicates picture
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B9
Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. will offer next-generation DVDs in the HD DVD format and drop support for Blu-ray, further complicating the race between the competing technologies.
Eudora enrollment near growth projection
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A5
Through-the-door enrollment during the first week of classes at Eudora schools appears to be about what district officials predicted.
Commodities
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B9
Agriculture futures ended mixed Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery rose 2.5 cents to $6.91; December corn gained 3 cents to $3.4875; December oats fell 3.25 cents to $2.5025; November soybeans dropped 0.5 cent to $8.2725.
AG focuses on crime victims
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A5
Attorney General Paul Morrison announced Monday a reorganization effort to help Kansas crime victims and the appointment of Dorthy Stucky Halley as the statewide crime victims coordinator.
Drunken driving deaths in Kansas up in 2006
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
Drunken driving fatalities increased in 22 states in 2006 and fell in 28 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, federal transportation officials said Monday.
Head of Utah mine lowers expectations
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
Faced with a backlash over dimming hopes, a coal mine boss broke his self-imposed silence Monday to issue e-mails lowering expectations that six trapped coal miners will ever be recovered, dead or alive.
Brothers become violent over trapped miners
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
A quick outburst of violence by relatives of 172 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine brought a tearful promise of Chinese government action Monday, even as state media said the miners’ chances for survival were dwindling.
Study: Virus may contribute to obesity
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
In the buffet of reasons for why Americans are getting fatter, researchers are piling more evidence on the plate for one still-controversial cause: a virus.
Kidnap victim considers captor a ‘poor soul’
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A8
A teenager who escaped a year ago after being kept prisoner for more than eight years in a dingy cell said Monday she considered her captor a “poor soul” and once told him that one day she would dance on his grave.
Poll: Young white Americans happier with life than minority counterparts
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A8
From their relationships to their jobs to their money - even from they time they first roll out of bed - young white Americans are happier with life than their minority counterparts.
New grading system possible
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences may implement plus-minus distinctions in 2008
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
In Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, an “A” is an “A,” and a “B” is a “B.” Perhaps not for much longer. Among a list of changes, adjustments and realignments coming out of a year’s worth of discussions in the college, the implementation of a plus and minus grading scale could have the most direct, immediate impact on undergraduate students.
CNN explores ‘God’s Warriors,’ Princess Di
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B8
Christiane Amanpour hosts “God’s Warriors” (8 p.m., CNN), a three-night examination of how religious zealots from the three major faiths have become a major political force in the United States, Israel and the Islamic world.
Queen of mean’ Helmsley dies
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B8
Leona Helmsley, the haughty hotel baroness who once famously declared “only little people pay taxes,” has died of heart failure at her summer home in Greenwich, Conn., her spokesman, Howard Rubenstein, said Monday. She was 87.
Raiders trade for DL
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B4
Gerard Warren was dealt from Denver because he didn’t fit into the Broncos’ new defensive system. Warren Sapp doesn’t see how the former No. 3 overall pick fits onto the Oakland Raiders’ roster.
Endeavour cleared for return this afternoon
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
With the last bit of shuttle imagery analyzed, NASA cleared Endeavour on Monday for its return to Earth, bringing the spaceship home a day early because of hurricane worries that later evaporated.
Bears upend Colts
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B4
This time, Rex Grossman’s teammates bailed him out against the Indianapolis Colts.
Planned Parenthood challenges new Missouri abortion law
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B10
Planned Parenthood sued Monday seeking to strike down a new Missouri law that it claims could eliminate abortion services in large parts of the state by subjecting clinics to stringent state oversight.
Trial on federal gun charges delayed
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A5
To give his new attorney more time to prepare, a federal judge has delayed a Lawrence man’s trial on federal gun charges to November.
Saints game huge for Chiefs FB Grigsby
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
While most eyes are focused on the quarterback competition inside Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night, there’ll be drama aplenty at fullback.
KU baseball to hold tryouts
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s baseball team will hold open tryouts to fill the roster for the upcoming season.
University regains rank as No. 1 party school
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
To the disappointment of school administrators - and the pride of some students - West Virginia University is No. 1 on The Princeton’s Review’s annual list of the top 20 party schools.
Local productions, film win awards
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B9
Two television programs produced by Free State Studios are first-place winners in the Mid-America Cable Telecommunications Association’s 2007 MIDI Awards, and a short film produced by the company was honored during a film festival in Kentucky.
Remains of last missing person found in collapse
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
The remains of the last person missing after a bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River nearly three weeks ago have been found, authorities said Monday, bringing the official death toll to 13 and relief to the only family still awaiting word on a missing loved one.
Topless’ car wash dupes unsuspecting men
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A8
Male drivers who paid $5 for a topless car wash ended up getting hosed.
Jenks misses mark; Sox win
Chicago holds off K.C., 4-3
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B4
Bobby Jenks’ pitch selection got in the way of him setting a remarkable record. Jenks settled for a share of the record when Joey Gathright broke the Chicago closer’s string of 41 straight outs, and then stopped the White Sox’s worst skid in 16 years by saving a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
Pump patrol
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.74 at several locations.
Saturation patrol results in 3 arrests
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Three people were arrested on drunken driving charges this weekend as part of a saturation patrol and vehicle check lanes operated by Lawrence police and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Bush seeking to bolster borders, partnerships
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A8
Security issues highlighted the North American summit Monday where President Bush and the leaders of Mexico and Canada are crafting a plan to secure their borders in case of a terrorist strike or other emergency.
Haskell football practices early, late
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B3
Dawn and dusk are familiar sights to football players at Haskell Indian Nations University. “We’ve stayed away from the heat as best we can,” HINU coach Eric Brock said after Monday morning’s start of the second week of drills.
New emergency director appointed
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Teri Smith was appointed Monday as Douglas County emergency management director.
Thompson first draft candidate since ‘52
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
When Fred Thompson finally announces his candidacy next month, it will be the closest thing to a successful draft of a presidential candidate in more than a half-century.
More professors earn Kemper Awards
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Three more KU professors were given Kemper Awards on Monday for outstanding work in the classroom.
Commentary: NFL has next move in Vick saga
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Your turn, Rog. Now that Michael Vick has decided to plead guilty to dogfighting conspiracy charges in federal court, the next step rests with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Major concern
Evidence that course costs are limiting some students’ choice of a major should concern university officials.
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
Are tuition premiums placed on some areas of study at Kansas University and other U.S. colleges pushing low-income students into majors with less career potential? According to comments by KU Provost Richard Lariviere in a recent New York Times article, the answer to that question appears to be “yes.”
Torture tactics
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: A recent New Yorker article (Aug. 13) shatters the illusion that we do not torture. It is well known that a July executive order authorized continuation of secret prisons abroad. The article shows, in graphic detail, how these prisons employ “enhanced interrogation techniques.” Torture.
Poor location
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: About 1972, the city of Lawrence built a sewage lift station in front of Haskell’s cemetery. This key facility services much of the development west of Iowa Street. It pumps waste uphill to the treatment plant in East Lawrence. Students at Haskell have complained for years about the odor and, especially, the disrespect shown for more than 100 Indian children buried so nearby.
Double Take: Self-awareness often mistaken for egotism
August 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
Julia: Self-focus is a touchy quality, often mistaken for arrogance, superiority or being stuck-up. However, self-focus is the culprit in countless everyday scenarios. Upon reaching adolescence, teenagers become grossly self-aware of their changing selves.
Ready to rumble
Thunder’ McAnderson eager to bring noise
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
August isn’t known for producing storms in Kansas, but the beginning of football season is here, and with it comes Kansas University’s version of “thunder.” “People say that. They said the same thing in high school,” senior fullback Brandon McAnderson said. “But I don’t know what thunder is, actually. If I’m a big sound, then I’m thunder.”
Rising drug use shows lower tolerance for pain
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
Retail sales of five leading painkillers nearly doubled from 1997 to 2005, reflecting a surge in use by patients nationwide who are living in a world of pain, according to a new Associated Press analysis of federal drug prescription data.
Keller named starter at NU
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Sam Keller will start at quarterback in No. 20 Nebraska’s season opener against Nevada on Sept. 1, coach Bill Callahan announced Monday.
Kansas State TE suspended
August 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Kansas State football player Rashaad Norwood has been suspended indefinitely, coach Ron Prince said Monday.
On the record
August 21, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police responded to a report of a possible bomb threat Monday at Holiday Inn Express, 3411 Iowa. The report was made shortly after 10 a.m. The business reported opening four e-mails on Monday. The e-mails, dated Saturday, alleged there was a bomb on the property. Police searched the facility and found no evidence of an explosive device or substance.