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Archive for Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Also from August 22

Audio clips
Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Black artists honored in mural
Podcasts
Polls
Should the government move terror suspects from Guantanamo Bay to Fort Leavenworth?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
65%
Yes
 
30%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 246
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Artist Dave Loewenstein works in his studio, 4-1-1 Artspace, 411 E. Ninth St., on the final design for a mural for Downtown Lawrence that will measure 20 feet tall by 65 feet wide. The community mural project, which will soon decorate the building south of the Farmer's Market between Eighth and Ninth streets along New Hampshire Street, is funded through a partnership between the city of Lawrence and Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University. The mural pays homage to black artists with ties to Kansas. The Lawrence City Commission is expected to approve the project on Thursday. Mural honors black artists’ achievements
August 22, 2007 in print edition on 1A
It will be one large art history book. Think 20 feet tall by 65 feet wide, and in the middle of Downtown Lawrence. City commissioners are set to make the image a reality. Commissioners at their Thursday morning meeting are expected to approve plans for a major mural designed to raise awareness of several black artists with Kansas ties who went on to have famed careers.
12:00 p.m.
State Rep. Kenny Wilk, left, and Sen. Nick Jordan visit after Wilk received the National Bioscience Industry Organization Legislator of the Year Award. The award was presented July 11, 2005, at the Dole Institute of Politics. Shawnee Republican announces challenge to Moore
9:56 a.m., August 22, 2007 Updated 3:18 p.m.
State Sen. Nick Jordan, a Republican from Shawnee, has announced his bid to represent the 3rd congressional district, which includes east Lawrence and is currently represented by U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, a Democrat from Lenexa.

All stories

6News video: Haskell classes officially begin
August 22, 2007
It was back to class today for students at Haskell Indian Nations University officially. The 20076 session marks th 123rd year for Haskell.
6Sports video: LHS, Free State introduce fall sports
August 22, 2007
It was Fall Sports Kickoff Jamboree for our local high school tonight.
6Sports video: KU XC ready for new season
August 22, 2007
The Kansas Cross Country team opens at home on September 1. For the men, Rim Rock Farm holds good memories. For the women, not so much.
6News video: Moore says it’s time for a change in Iraq
August 22, 2007
Dennis Moore says it’s time for change in Iraq. The third-district congressman was in Lawrence today to address a luncheon organized by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
6Sports video: KU Football Fan Appreciation Day
August 22, 2007
In nine days, the Kansas Football team will take Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium for the 2007 season opener. Tonight though, that field belonged to the fans.
6Sports video: New offense to debut in opener
August 22, 2007
Mark Mangino’s offense will look much different in 2007. When the Jayhawks open the new season in nine days against Central Michigan, they’ll debut a new starting runningback, quarterback and offensive coordinator.
6News video: Old SJHS torn down
August 22, 2007
Decades of history came crumbling down today as demolition began on the former South Junior High School. The new South Junior High opened its’ doors this week and now the old bricks and mortar that housed students at 27th & Louisiana for nearly 40 years came tumbling down.
6News video: Artificial turf discussed for Haskell Stadium
August 22, 2007
With three teams sharing the football field, Haskell Stadium takes a beating. Now, administrators are looking into an artificial surface for the field.
6news video: School district, teachers reach agreement
August 22, 2007
Contract negotiators for the school district and Lawrence teachers moved toward a tentative agreement tonight, After being about $1 million apart the Lawrence School District and teachers met in the middle.
Sixth Street blocked off for vehicle accident
August 22, 2007
Injuries not considered serious.
6News Now: Last night’s fiery crash sends two women to hospital
August 22, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a fiery head-on crash last night west of Lawrence sends two women to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and the old South Junior High building is set to be demolished.
Three KU students still in hospital
Lawrence police still working on accident report
August 22, 2007
Three Kansas University students remain hospitalized Wednesday in Kansas City, Kan., after an accident early Tuesday morning near campus.
Former Woodlands racetrack manager charged, sought for concealing improper betting
August 22, 2007
James Gartland, the former general manager, has been charged with three felony counts of making false information and four counts of computer crimes. Prosecutors say Garland improperly allowed track patrons to make bets without paying - and made false reports and financial entries to conceal his actions.
Shawnee Republican announces challenge to Moore
09:56 a.m., August 22, 2007 Updated 03:18 p.m.
State Sen. Nick Jordan, a Republican from Shawnee, has announced his bid to represent the 3rd congressional district, which includes east Lawrence and is currently represented by U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, a Democrat from Lenexa.
Fiery crash sends two to hospital
12:32 a.m., August 22, 2007 Updated 12:54 a.m. in print edition on A4
Two area residents were transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries Tuesday night following a head-on collision on the Kansas Highway 10 bypass about one-half mile south of the Lecompton interchange.
Prosecutors open criminal case in fire
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A12
Prosecutors opened a criminal investigation Tuesday into the blaze that killed two firefighters at a ground zero skyscraper that had a broken water supply system as it was being dismantled.
Ring of fame awaits ‘Riggo’
Former back to be 15th inductee
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University running back John Riggins will have his name added to the KU football Ring of Honor at Memorial Stadium this fall. Riggins will be the 15th player added to the Ring of Honor when Kansas plays Baylor on Oct. 13 at Memorial Stadium.
L.J. makes unexpected return
All-pro running back signs six-year deal, surprises teammates at practice
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Holdout running back Larry Johnson agreed to a six-year contract extension and joined the Kansas City Chiefs for practice Tuesday, surprising teammates who broke into scattered cheers when he jogged unannounced onto the field.
Keegan: Wheeler can turn it on
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Adrenaline, that magic potion manufactured by the human body, affects different athletes in different ways. It makes some panic, even choke. It enhances the performance of others, making them see more clearly, react more swiftly, explode more forcefully.
All-Americans return
Hopes high for Hefferon, Wissel
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B9
When Kansas University senior runners Paul Hefferon and Colby Wissel show up at cross country meets this fall, they’ll have every right to feel like rock stars. Well, as much of a rock star as a distance runner can feel like.
KU locked and loaded
Schedule presents early challenges
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B8
The Kansas University soccer squad is going to have its No. 26 ranking in the Soccer Buzz top-30 preseason poll put to the test early and often this season. Three of the Jayhawks’ opponents on their nonconference schedule are ranked in the Soccer Buzz Preseason Poll - No. 4 Portland, No. 17 Illinois and No. 23 BYU.
Commentary: Vick never deserved our sympathy
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
Now that Michael Vick has passed judgment on himself, is it safe for the rest of us to do the same? Can we express outrage without being accused of loving dogs more than humans? I posed these questions to a confidante Monday. She looked at me and smiled. “Ruff,” Hannah said.
City Commission agenda
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A7
Commission to convene in new Thursday morning meeting
Chilly & refreshing
Cold soups take the edge off of sultry summer days
August 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
After working in her garden on a hot morning, nothing is better for Joan Vibert than coming in for a lunch of cold gazpacho. “It’s like heaven,” Vibert says. “It’s all your abundance, all put in a bowl of cold wonderfulness.” Vibert co-owns Windwalker Farm near Ottawa. Gazpacho is one of the farm’s many food offerings at the Farmers’ Community Market in Kansas City, Mo.
Rice a versatile, healthy accompaniment to meals
August 22, 2007 in print edition on C3
Q: Can you freeze cooked rice?
Bush: Iraqi government needs to do more
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A12
President Bush offered a tepid endorsement of the Iraqi government on Tuesday, yet brushed off a Democratic senator’s call for the ouster of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Possible move of detainees to Fort Leavenworth raises questions of safety, legality
August 22, 2007
As high-profile Republicans increasingly join Democrats and civil rights groups in denouncing the U.S. holding of alleged terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, a proposal to move detainees to this historic Army post in the geographic heart of America is gaining widespread political support.
On ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
August 22, 2007 in print edition on C2
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Chowder and More with Kathleen Hodge.”
Sickening situation
Some good may yet come out of the brutal dogfighting case involving an NFL star.
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A14
This story isn’t about Michael Vick the football star; it’s about Michael Vick the human being. After initially proclaiming his intention to clear his name following his arrest in connection with a brutal dogfighting ring, the Atlanta Falcons quarterback agreed this week to a plea bargain in the case.
Volleyball hoping to buck predictions
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B9
Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard doesn’t put much stock in the Big 12 Conference preseason coaches poll. Bechard anticipates his team will do better than predicted - they were picked 11th - even though four of the conference teams are ranked nationally in the preseason poll. Nebraska is No. 1, Texas fourth, Missouri 20th and Oklahoma 22nd, with Colorado, Iowa State and Texas A&M also receiving votes.
Poll: Young people don’t rely on money for happiness
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A11
Today’s young people have a complicated relationship with money, dismissing it as a paramount source of happiness yet conceding its power over them.
Pump patrol
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.74 at several locations.
Mural honors black artists’ achievements
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
It will be one large art history book. Think 20 feet tall by 65 feet wide, and in the middle of Downtown Lawrence. City commissioners are set to make the image a reality. Commissioners at their Thursday morning meeting are expected to approve plans for a major mural designed to raise awareness of several black artists with Kansas ties who went on to have famed careers.
Eagles release Trotter
Longtime linebacker done in Philadelpia
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B11
Takeo Spikes answered his cell phone Monday night. He always takes Jeremiah Trotter’s calls. “Well, Spikes,” Trotter said, “you know the dreams about playing with each other, getting the crowd hyped, doing the ax, doing the T-K-O? We’re going to have to put it on hold.”
Dean of Fine Arts to step down
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
Steve Hedden is stepping down as dean of Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts in order to pursue a dream he had as a KU undergraduate.
Electrical malfunction shortens school day
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
Students at Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center will return to school today after an electrical malfunction caused an evacuation Tuesday.
Roll call of Quantrill’s victims ends annual Civil War series
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
More than 40 people gathered in South Park on Tuesday night to ensure that the anniversary of William Quantrill’s deadly raid on Lawrence did not pass unrecognized. “This commemoration is a way of honoring not only the recruits that were killed here by Quantrill, but also the men and boys and baby that were killed,” said Herschel Stroud, a participant.
Lawrence man convicted of battery
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lawrence resident Lawrence Jackson, 51, was convicted Tuesday of one count battery in Douglas County District Court.
Love to hate this bad reality-comedy
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B15
Even the most horrible new show is interesting in some way. And “Anchorwoman” (7 p.m., Fox) is a pretty horrible show, a reality-comedy that all but dares the audience to despise it on sight.”Anchorwoman” follows the travails of the newsroom of KYTX in Tyler, Texas. Desperate for ratings, the owner, Phil Hurley, hires Lauren Jones, a former beauty queen and professional-wrestling diva to become a news anchor.
Commission to address teacher shortage
Group of legislators, community leaders looks for ways to fill state’s vacancies
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
Top public school officials Tuesday sought help to fill a teacher shortage that may be worse now than ever before. “This is probably the largest number of vacancies we’ve ever had, and we know that this is only the beginning,” Kansas Education Commissioner Alexa Posny said.
Energy drinks pack a powerful punch
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B14
With names like Rockstar, Full Throttle and No Fear, caffeinated energy drinks are hot right now, accounting for about $744 million in annual sales. While they may especially appeal to young adults, the beverages often contain multiple stimulants, making them a poor choice for young children and pregnant women. They also can be risky if mixed with alcohol.
Fire at Fort Riley apartment kills soldier’s daughter
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
A soldier serving in Iraq was returning to Fort Riley after his 9-year-old daughter died in a fire at his family’s apartment. The girl’s mother and three younger siblings - ages 5, 6 and 16 months - escaped the fire, which was reported about midnight Monday at the Colyer Manor East.
On the record
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A4
Ottawa Police are investigating a report of an attempted murder/attempted rape of a 26-year-old Ottawa woman by an unknown suspect. The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Monday on the 200 block of East Keokuk Street.
Angels’ Anderson collects 10 RBIs
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B5
Garret Anderson drove in a club-record 10 runs for Los Angeles.
Padilla case proves that system works
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A14
Real men don’t go to court. For years, that was pretty much the White House stand with regard to Jose Padilla, the American citizen arrested in 2002 for allegedly conspiring to set off a radiological device, a so-called “dirty bomb,” on U.S. soil. It was a serious charge, and it cried out for courtroom resolution.
Column favorites
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A14
To the editor: I absolutely can’t wait to read the paper on Monday and Sunday! Why? Because you include fun commentaries that are a joy to read mixed in with all of the other newsworthy articles. It is such a relief to be able to sit down with my cup of coffee and just enjoy a story for the fun of it.
Mets’ Beltran drives in five runs
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B4
Carlos Beltran had five RBIs for New York.
Administrator earns federal certification
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B14
Lawrence resident Gary P. Stussie, senior contracts administrator for Vangent Inc., recently received designation as a certified federal contracts manager (CFCM) by the National Contract Management Association.
Busch bags Brooklyn victory
Winner holds off Truex in 3M Peformance 400
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
Kurt Busch is staying out of trouble these days, no longer making waves as a NASCAR bad boy. After Busch won for the second time in three races, prevailing in a rare Tuesday NASCAR event after two days of rain postponements at Michigan International Speedway, he gave most of the credit for the change of attitude to team owner Roger Penske.
Commodities
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B14
Corn, wheat and soybean prices rallied Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery jumped 13 cents to $7.04; December corn gained 6.25 cents to $3.55; December oats added 1.75 cents to $2.52; November soybeans rose 3.75 cents to $8.31. On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Miami to move out of Orange Bowl
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B11
Miami football called the Orange Bowl home for seven decades - but after this year, no more.
Humane society debunks common animal myths
August 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
We all know about mythical animals, like the unicorn, Sasquatch and Loch Ness Monster. But the Humane Society of the United States says many long-held “facts” about common wild animals are just as mythical.
KU students welcome Obama to Kansas City
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A6
Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama received a surprise visit Monday from Kansas University students. “Barack Chalk Jayhawks,” he told the crowd late Monday night at Kansas City’s Westin Hotel. About 80 students, led by KU College Democrats President Marc Langston, organized an impromptu rally for the Illinois senator.
Iranian-American academic released from prison after months of detention
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A13
A detained Iranian-American academic was suddenly released from a notorious Tehran prison Tuesday after spending months behind bars on charges of endangering Iranian national security - allegations her family vehemently denies.
Bonds’ 756 baseball headed to auction
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
No. 756 is going to auction. Barry Bonds’ record-breaking home run ball will be sold online, and fortunate fan Matt Murphy figures to be a half-million dollars richer.
Ducks’ Offerman challenges arrest
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
The minor-league pitcher involved in the fight for which Jose Offerman is facing two counts of second-degree assault after charging the mound with a bat, has been suspended for his role in the incident.
KSU adds ex-player’s son
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
The son of a former NBA player joined Kansas State’s already-talented recruiting class Tuesday, when the Wildcats signed forward Ron Anderson Jr. to a financial aid agreement.
FEMA action
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A14
To the editor: It’s gratifying to know that FEMA and the state of Kansas can cut through governmental red tape to provide $1.1 million for a new roof for Allen Fieldhouse.
Judge appointed in Tiller abortion case
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
Sedgwick County District Judge Clark V. Owens was appointed Tuesday to oversee the case against one of the few abortion providers left in the nation who performs late-term abortions.
Horoscopes
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B15
You might want to head in another direction. Listen to your inner voice with a partnership and/or financial involvement. What you can trust is that these areas of your life might not be stable. Judging or reacting will not get the results you want. If you are single, working out a relationship could be difficult.
Misplaced help
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A14
To the editor: Last week, I listened to reports and punditry about the “sub-prime” crisis. Finally the Federal Reserve jumped. They pumped millions of dollars into the financial system. That’s good. It is important we protect our wealthy people, the banks and the lenders. After all, some of them risk one or two of their BMWs or second vacation homes to invest in these high risk ventures.
Ex-T’wolves forward dies
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
Former Minnesota Timberwolves forward Eddie Griffin died last week when his sport utility vehicle collided with a freight train in a fiery crash, the Harris County medical examiner’s office said Tuesday.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A14
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 22, 1907: “The strikes that have tied up most of the telegraph service to the nation still are of a serious nature and many vital communications are being prevented.
5 KU students injured in wreck near campus
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
Three Kansas University students remain in a Kansas City, Kan., hospital after a wreck early Tuesday morning near campus.
Authority seeks partnerships
Bioscience leader says working together is goal
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B14
The Kansas Bioscience Authority isn’t just about establishing new commercialization campuses, financing business incubators or pumping $6 million into emerging technologies. It’s also about helping a promising startup in Lawrence hire another scientist so that the company can focus on breaking into a market worth more than $19 billion each year in the United States alone.
Franklin County congregation to demolish moldy church
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B16
Throughout history, many have said that a church is not a building, it is the people who belong to it. One congregation is being put to the test.
Lawrence Datebook
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Soccer goes full tilt with weekend games
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B9
After a long, hot layoff, the fields at Youth Sports Inc. will once again come to life as Saturday marks the opening of the Kaw Valley Soccer Association’s club and recreation seasons.
Study: High blood pressure hard to spot in kids
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A9
More than 1 million U.S. youngsters have undiagnosed high blood pressure, leaving them at risk for developing organ damage down the road, a study suggests. Calculating elevated blood pressure in children is trickier than in adults, and many doctors may not bother evaluating kids’ numbers because they assume hypertension is an adult problem.
Credit union CEO gets sentence, fine
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
Lawrence resident Mark E. Kasson, former chief executive of Credit Union Group, on Tuesday was sentenced to three months in prison followed by two years of supervised release. Kasson in May pleaded guilty to a federal charge of making false entries in the company’s financial records.
Cocaine dealer gets 10-year sentence
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
A 32-year-old Lawrence man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for convictions related to drug trafficking and money laundering.
Beachcombing shark becomes celebrity
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A13
Biologists caught a 7-foot-long shark that had become a tourist attraction by making daily incursions into knee-high water on a Spanish beach, wrestling it with their bare hands and dragging it ashore.
Midwest death toll from flooding climbs to 22
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
Water-weary residents across the Midwest began counting their losses Tuesday as damage estimates from this weekend’s deadly flash floods climbed into the tens of millions. The rain moved into Ohio, where roads flooded, schools canceled classes and residents were rescued from flooded homes by boats.
Constitutional reforms initially approved
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
Venezuela’s congress, dominated by allies of President Hugo Chavez, gave initial approval Tuesday to constitutional reforms that could permit Venezuela’s leftist leader to govern for decades to come.
Meeting to review ‘Faces of China’
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B14
Dennis Karney, Ned N. Fleming Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Business at Kansas University, will discuss his experiences and insights involving China during a breakfast meeting of Kansas International.
Role of native tribes’ migration discussed
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A4
The forced migration of native tribes from the eastern United States and upper Midwest to eastern Kansas following passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 will be discussed tonight on a “River City Weekly” encore.
Obama’s talk of better services for veterans wins points with VFW
Republican Fred Thompson also addresses national convention in Kansas City
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A6
Many veterans attending a national convention disagreed with Sen. Barack Obama about the Iraq war but warmed to the Democratic presidential candidate Tuesday for promising to improve services for them.
Gunmen kill baby, 6 others in family
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
In mounting bloodshed south of Baghdad, suspected Shiite Muslim militiamen stormed into a Sunni Arab home Tuesday and gunned down seven family members, including a baby being bounced on her mother’s shoulder.
Another Indiana
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A14
To the editor: Thank you so much for the wonderful and most appropriate tribute to the legendary Jimmy Stewart in Saturday’s Journal World.
FBI arrests two suspects in stolen property ring
Equipment from Lawrence among items involved; one suspect from Tonganoxie
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
Federal authorities Tuesday arrested two of three men wanted in an investigation into a suspected stolen property ring. Three men, Michael L. Goss, Jason K. Smith and Tonganoxie resident Sheldon M. Trieb, were all indicted last week on multiple counts related to a federal investigation into the 2005 reports of stolen heavy equipment and vehicles, according to court records.
Scientists discover how to give whole city a drug test
A teaspoon of wastewater can spot meth, cocaine use
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A10
Researchers have figured out how to give an entire community a drug test using just a teaspoon of wastewater from a city’s sewer plant. The test wouldn’t be used to finger any single person as a drug user. But it would help federal law enforcement and other agencies track the spread of dangerous drugs, like methamphetamines, across the country.
Crackdown urged on energy drinks
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A12
Beverage companies that sell alcoholic energy drinks were harshly criticized Tuesday by more than two dozen state attorneys general who want federal officials to examine the ingredients and marketing of the drinks they say are aimed at underage customers.
College campus fires on the rise as students plug in more appliances
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A9
The number of fires reported in university and college housing has increased sharply in recent years as students plug in more electrical gear, including microwave ovens, federal officials said Tuesday.
Hurricane Dean slams Yucatan peninsula
Storm weakens, heads toward Gulf of Mexico oil installations
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
Hurricane Dean swept across the Yucatan peninsula Tuesday, toppling trees, power lines and houses as it bore down on the heart of Mexico’s oil industry. Glitzy resorts on the Mayan Riviera were spared, but vulnerable Mayan villages were exposed to the full fury of one of history’s most intense storms.
Wal-Mart: Traces of melamine in dog treats
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
Tests of two Chinese brands of dog treats sold at Wal-Mart stores found traces of melamine, a chemical agent that led to another massive pet food recall in March, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Signal gratitude
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A14
To the editor: On behalf of the many families whose children attend Schwegler Elementary School, I would like to offer my gratitude to the city for finally installing a left turn signal light at the intersection of 23rd and Ousdahl.
Back to the future: Shop reviving DeLoreans
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A16
In a nondescript warehouse in east Texas, mechanic and entrepreneur Stephen Wynne is bringing a rare sports car back to life. If he succeeds, he almost certainly has Michael J. Fox to thank.
Family, friends of trapped miners question safety of Utah mine
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A10
With six trapped coal miners all but left for dead in a crumbling mountain, families and friends vented their frustration at the mine’s owner Tuesday and asked: Was it too dangerous to be working there in the first place?
Bush pledges support for victims of two disasters
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
President Bush used a three-hour stop in Minnesota on Tuesday to squeeze in a briefing about Minnesota’s back-to-back bridge and flooding disasters before heading off to a big-dollar fundraiser in Eden Prairie for Sen. Norm Coleman.
Poll: Fewer adults reading books
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
There it sits on your nightstand, that book you’ve meant to read for who knows how long but haven’t yet cracked open. Tonight, as you feel its stare from beneath that teetering pile of magazines, know one thing - you are not alone.
Arthur returns after fracture
Sophomore’s leg ‘100 percent healed’
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
A confident Darrell Arthur returned to the basketball court Monday after six weeks of rest and rehab designed to heal a stress fracture in his left leg. “I wasn’t nervous at all,” said Arthur, Kansas University’s 6-foot-9, 225-pound sophomore forward, trusting results of X-rays that deemed his leg “100 percent healed.”
Sooners select Bradford as starter
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B11
Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford was chosen to start in the Sooners’ opener against North Texas, winning a three-way competition.
Arm-wrestling game breaks arms, recalled
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A12
Lose a game of chess to a computer, and you could bruise your ego. Lose an arm-wrestling match to a Japanese arcade machine, and you could break your arm.
After Endeavour lands safely, NASA already looking ahead
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A12
Even as the wounded space shuttle Endeavour brought its seven astronauts safely home Tuesday, NASA is looking ahead to three more launches at risk for the same kind of damage.
EU resuming fuel payments to Gaza
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A12
The European Union said Tuesday it will resume vital fuel aid to the Gaza Strip’s electric company, bringing a measure of relief to Palestinians who have sweltered at home or choked on generator smoke during five days of power outages.
Appeals court upholds ex-governor’s conviction
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A12
A federal appeals court upheld former Gov. George Ryan’s racketeering and fraud conviction Tuesday, but he will be allowed to remain free on bond while his lawyers make a fresh appeal.
New regents to join board this week
Incoming members ready to listen, learn, share ideas
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
Five new members will join the Kansas Board of Regents at its annual retreat, which runs today and Thursday in Hesston. The new regents, appointed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius in June, bring a diverse background to the board. One is a former U.S. Senate candidate and a major donor to Kansas University.
School for sportsmen
Children straying from Chinese system
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B7
With a nation’s yearnings for international greatness weighing on their small bodies, the young gymnasts stoically work through daily routines of bending in formation, bouncing along balance beams and twirling on the high and medium bars.
Watchdog:CIA missed opportunity to tackle al-Qaida
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A12
The CIA’s top leaders failed to use their available powers, never developed a comprehensive plan to stop al-Qaida and missed crucial opportunities to thwart two hijackers in the run-up to Sept. 11, the agency’s own watchdog concluded in a bruising report released Tuesday.
Thome’s 493rd powers Chicago
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
The names caught Jim Thome’s attention: Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff. Thome hit his 493rd homer, pulling into a tie with those two sluggers for 23rd on the career list, and Javier Vazquez won his third straight decision as the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals, 5-2, on Tuesday night.
People in the news
August 22, 2007 in print edition on B15
¢ Doherty released after drug suspicion arrest¢ TV Guide Network signs Joey Fatone as co-host ¢ West calls Timberlake ‘biggest inspiration’¢ Linney gets engaged to boyfriend Marc Schaue¢ Gwen Stefani covers up for show in Malaysia¢ Harper Lee breaks usual public silence ¢ Federline lands role on CW show ‘One Tree Hill’
Culinary icon takes cake with classic recipe
August 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
I recently was in need of a recipe for a substantial cake to give as a thank-you gift, but it had to be a recipe that was simple to make because I was pressed for time. My first thought was of a carrot cake recipe that I became attached to more than 30 years ago.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A14
The City Commission planned to place on first reading an ordinance giving the mayor and governing body power to impose a curfew and close certain businesses and streets for 48 hours in the event of riots or other civil or criminal disturbances.
Britain offers warning to U.S.
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A15
Britain’s New Labour, despite criticism from Prime Minister Gordon Brown of a government that has grown too fast and costs too much, has been quietly planning a vast expansion of government.
Diversity not a social cure-all
August 22, 2007 in print edition on A15
People all over the planet are on the move, and whether anyone likes it or not, with each passing year Western nations will become more racially and ethnically diverse. But is that a good or a bad thing? According to most American politicians - even Colorado’s anti-immigrant zealot Rep. Tom Tancredo - diversity is a national boon. You’ve heard the rap: Diversity is our strength.