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Nearly 300 Kansas students to compete in regional ‘Future City Competition’
January 19, 2007
Several Kansas students are using their reading, writing, and arithmetic to participate in the regional ‘Future City Competition.’
Journal-World wins several national awards
January 19, 2007
The Journal-World wins the most SNA awards.
Limburg joins city slate
Is the sixth candidate to file
January 19, 2007
Is the sixth candidate to file
Chamber of Commerce focuses on job ahead
January 19, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, new chairmwoman for Lawrence Chamber of Commerce calls on members to get to work on business issues, Sen. Sam Brownback expected to announce his candidacy, and making downtown safer.
Leak causes evacuation of downtown businesses
10th and Mass affected
January 19, 2007
10th and Mass affected
Money cited in passing up 1st school pick
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
A growing percentage of students are settling for their second and third choices for college, a new national survey says. But that’s not necessarily because they didn’t get in to the one at the top of their lists.
Iwo Jima’ reveals enemy’s POV
January 19, 2007 in print edition on D1
Is it sympathy for the devil to make a film about Japanese soldiers in World War II who are human beings, not fiends from a propaganda pamphlet? A film that shows American troops, like their adversaries, committing battlefield atrocities?
Local sketch comedy ensemble presents ‘Year in Review’ shows
January 19, 2007 in print edition on D1
While 2006 was characterized by war, scandals and political upheaval, one group thought the year was actually quite funny.
Area top employers 2007
January 19, 2007
The name game
Bands try to solve the daunting puzzle of what to be called
January 19, 2007 in print edition on D1
While in Las Vegas last year to fulfill best man duties for my friend Jeff, we were killing time at the Mandalay Bay blackjack tables when we noticed a band starting to set up. The group of six had all the markings of a cheesy casino cover act: They were color-coordinated in red attire. Some had hats on. Some had mullets. One guy sported a keyboard tie. Jeff and I began a series of increasingly ridiculous guesses as to what the dreadful act’s name might be:
Eagles Day to showcase birds
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Spotting a bald eagle in Kansas usually means a trip to a lake or river, but Sunday it will require only a trip to Free State High School.
Museum new supervisor of 10,000 artifacts
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s Spencer Museum of Art will take over stewardship of almost 10,000 ethnographic artifacts that are in Spooner Hall.
Judge moves robber’s sentence to boot camp
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
A man convicted of robbing a local convenience store will get a chance to avoid prison by completing a boot camp.
Foundation gives $1M to fund professorship
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University has been awarded a $1 million gift designed to fund a statewide medical director for the KU Cancer Center.
Woman injured in rollover accident
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Baldwin-City-area woman was injured Thursday in a one-vehicle rollover accident on an icy gravel road near Vinland.
Mother files suit in suicide case
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
In the two years since her daughter took her own life, Kathy Mitchell said the community has done little to help those who need long-term crisis care.
Former KU prof to conduct autopsy in Big Bopper case
What really happened the day the music died?
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
A former Kansas University anthropology professor is helping to solve one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest mysteries. Just how did Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and “The Big Bopper” die in a 1959 plane crash?
A growing concern
Lawmaker wants schools to gather information about obesity and fitness
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
Are Kansas’ children getting super-sized? Health experts say a combination of poor eating habits, more TV viewing and less physical activity are creating - nationwide - more obese children, who could face a number of ailments later in life.
Former Kansas football recruits move on
TCU’s Brown leads list of one-time KU oral commitments who are making their marks elsewhere
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
With the crazy uncertainty that plagues college football recruiting these days, every program has one-time commitments playing elsewhere. Often, players line up against schools they once declared they were going to attend.
Forecast forces KU to Lubbock a day early
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
Texas Tech athletic director Gerald Myers sent an urgent e-mail to members of Kansas University’s athletic department Wednesday night.
Mayer: Jayhawks no prizes for pros
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
The babble continues about which Kansas basketball players might go pro after this season. But has anyone noticed that if an all-Big 12 team should be picked right now, some voters wouldn’t even name a Jayhawk for their first five? Maybe KU’s Brandon Rush could nudge in on a six-man unit, but currently the NBA is not salivating about pending thefts from the KU campus.
Lions run away
LHS’ fast-paced third quarter burns host team
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
With the outcome of the boys basketball game hanging in the balance, Lawrence High coach Chris Davis delivered a message to his team during halftime.
Seabury girls fall
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C3
Seabury Academy couldn’t overcome a 16-point first quarter deficit in a 66-20 high school girls basketball loss Thursday against Pomona in the West Franklin Invitational.
Veritas squads swept at Elwood tournament
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C3
Veritas Christian couldn’t overcome a slow start in a 68-41 high school boys basketball loss Thursday against St. Joseph (Mo.) Christian in the Elwood tournament.
FSHS boys topple Maize
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C3
Free State’s reward for beating one tough team is a game against an even tougher one.
McDonald takes swim following LHS victory
Lions give coach first win in five-team meet
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C3
As the final results of the Lawrence High home swim meet came off the printer, members of the LHS boys swim team slowly began to inch their way toward coach Kent McDonald. With 542 total points, McDonald earned his first victory as the Lions’ head man Thursday.
USC topples Arizona
No. 11 Wildcats stumble, 80-73
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C4
Nick Young had 30 points and eight rebounds, and Southern California beat No. 11 Arizona, 80-73, on Thursday night, handing the Wildcats their second consecutive loss and third in four games.
Iowa State stops Texas
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C4
Lyndsey Medders scored 23 points and had six assists to lead Iowa State past No. 22 Texas, 67-56, Thursday.
O’Neal’s return put on hold
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C4
The Shaquille O’Neal comeback watch will continue for at least a few more days. O’Neal, who’s recovering from surgery to repair torn left knee cartilage, will miss at least two more games before returning to the Miami Heat lineup, interim coach Ron Rothstein said.
Mill Valley girls survive nail-biter
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C3
Carly Santularia scored 12 points and the Mill Valley girls basketball team held on Thursday night for a 46-44 victory on the road against Perry-Lecompton.
Softball coaches pick Kansas sixth
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C5
Kansas University, surprise winner of last spring’s Big 12 Conference softball tournament, has been tapped for sixth place in the league’s annual preseason coaches poll.
NBA squads itching for Oden
No doubt’ freshman will be top pick, scout says
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C5
The stakes have changed for Greg Oden since he discovered the game, as a fourth-grader in Terre Haute, Ind.
Pats’ Harrison back at practice
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C6
Patriots safety Rodney Harrison participated in the opening of practice Thursday after missing the start Wednesday with an injured right knee. He still was listed as doubtful for the AFC championship game Sunday.
Eyeing Super Bowl history
Dungy or Smith could be first black coach in title game
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C6
Two weeks ago, Lovie Smith made the three-hour trip from Chicago to watch Tony Dungy’s Colts take on Herman Edwards’ Chiefs in a first-round NFL playoff game.
Commentary: Signing Sosa would make little sense
Forget chemistry issue in Rangers’ clubhouse; former slugger can’t play anymore
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
There’s no need for the Texas Rangers to sign Sammy Sosa.
Vick’s bottle raises suspicion
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
For the third time in nine months, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Sosa, Rangers still talking
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
Sammy Sosa and the Texas Rangers kept up negotiations on a minor-eague contract Thursday, working their way toward a deal.
MLB warned to cooperate
Mitchell: Government could get involved
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell warned baseball owners that a lack of cooperation with his investigation into steroid use would “significantly increase” the chances of government involvement.
Thornburgh: Earliest date may not be best for 2008 presidential primary
Fetal homicide legislation likely to advance
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
The earliest possible date for Kansas’ 2008 presidential primary may not be the best one, Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh contends.
Couple gives $1 million to Humane Society
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
A Wichita-area couple has donated $1 million to the Kansas Humane Society to help build a new animal care center.
FBI investigating case of children last seen in ‘04
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
The FBI has opened an investigation into the disappearance of two Independence children who have not been seen since they were taken by their father in 2004, an FBI spokesman said.
Staying in sync pays off for Saints
Payton, Brees ride perfect marriage into Sunday’s NFC title game
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C6
There were nights when Sean Payton would sit in his office on the second floor of the Saints’ training headquarters and get the urge to run an idea by quarterback Drew Brees.
Lawrence Datebook
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
On the record
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
Driver gets life in deadly smuggling attempt
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
A truck driver was spared the death penalty and sentenced to life in prison Thursday for his role in the nation’s deadliest human smuggling attempt - a journey that ended in the deaths of 19 illegal immigrants crammed in a sweltering tractor-trailer.
Man indicted in abduction of 2 children
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man convicted in the 2005 slayings of three members of an Idaho family was charged Thursday in U.S. District Court with kidnapping the family’s two youngest children and killing one of them.
Magazine withdraws negative car seat report
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
Consumer Reports was forced on Thursday to retract a damning report on infant car seats after the federal government said test crashes on the seats were conducted at drastically higher speeds than the magazine had claimed.
Jury selection delays opening of Libby trial
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
The prosecutor took a more aggressive stance and jury selection slowed so much in the CIA leak trial Thursday that the judge postponed opening statements until Tuesday.
Pentagon sets terror trial rules
Hearsay, coerced statements OK
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Pentagon set rules Thursday for detainee trials that could allow terror suspects to be convicted and perhaps executed using hearsay testimony and coerced statements, setting up a new clash between President Bush and Congress.
House passes energy bill, finishes ‘100 hour’ marathon
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
The House wrapped up the Democrats’ “100 Hours” legislative sprint Thursday with time to spare, voting to recoup billions of dollars in lost royalties from oil and gas companies and roll back industry tax breaks.
United States criticizes China’s weapons test that destroyed weather satellite
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
The United States criticized China on Thursday for conducting an anti-satellite weapons test in which an old Chinese weather satellite was destroyed by a missile.
Some KU freshmen say university was affordable option
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A5
Resident tuition and fees at Kansas University have more than doubled in the past five years, from $2,884 in the 2001-2002 school year to $6,153 this year.
Warmer weather helps in getting walkways cleared
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B5
Four days after the snow stopped falling, government agencies and business owners took the warmer weather as an opportunity to remove the layer of ice covering sidewalks and parking lots.
Black Jack Trust gets $20,000 state grant
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B5
Black Jack Battlefield near Baldwin City is getting a boost from the Kansas Department of Commerce in its effort to become a key tourist attraction.
School board member files for re-election
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kenneth Massey filed Wednesday for re-election to the Eudora school board.
Naughty But Nice trial postponed until March
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B3
Trial has been postponed in a case that will decide whether a local business is an adult-themed sex shop or a run-of-the-mill retailer.
Dodos’ to help mark Darwin birthday
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B3
Proponents of evolution are planning a birthday bash next month for Charles Darwin at the same time that the State Board of Education will be considering science standards that support evolution.
President signs accord to contain tortilla prices
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
President Felipe Calderon signed an accord with businesses on Thursday to curb soaring tortilla prices and protect Mexico’s poor from speculative sellers and a surge in the cost of corn driven by the U.S. ethanol industry.
Officials: Measles deaths drop by 60 percent
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
Global measles deaths have dropped by 60 percent, health authorities announced in a report Friday, and one senior official called it a “historic victory” for public health.
McDonald’s expanding drive-through network
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
McDonald’s Corp. and a Chinese oil company on Friday opened the first of a planned series of more than two dozen drive-through restaurants, launching an effort to tap China’s growing taste for cars and Western fast food.
$100M released to Abbas before unity talks
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
Israel said Thursday it would free $100 million in frozen tax funds to boost moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas - the first Israeli payment since the militant Hamas group won Palestinian legislative elections and took office last year.
Refined oil production to be cut after refinery fire
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
A fire broke out in a Kuwaiti refinery Thursday, and the country’s production of refined oil will be cut by 2 percent as a temporary, precautionary measure, officials said.
Iran poised to start uranium enrichment
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
Iran is ready to start assembling thousands of centrifuges to produce enriched uranium - a possible pathway to nuclear arms - after finishing most preliminary work on an underground facility housing such machines, a diplomat and a U.N. official said Thursday.
27 killed in heavy rain, strong winds
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
Hurricane-force winds and heavy downpours hammered northern Europe on Thursday, killing 27 people and disrupting travel for tens of thousands - including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, whose plane circled for 15 minutes before landing amid winds gusting to 77 mph.
Journalism advocacy group calls for action
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
The Paris-based advocacy group Reporters Without Borders on Thursday urged Iraqi authorities to step up efforts to protect journalists here after, it said, six journalists and media workers were killed in less than a week.
Al-Qaida-linked insurgents claim attack
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
An al-Qaida-linked coalition of Iraqi Sunni insurgents claimed responsibility Thursday for an attack in Baghdad on a convoy of a Western democracy institute that killed a 28-year-old Ohio woman and three security contractors.
Marine pleads guilty to murder of Iraqi civilian
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
A Marine corporal pleaded guilty Thursday to kidnapping and murdering an unarmed Iraqi civilian last year, and said he and other servicemen went after him because they were “sick and tired of getting bombed.”
Shiites say al-Maliki isn’t protecting them
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
Two Shiite militia commanders said Thursday that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has stopped protecting radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s Madhi Army under pressure from Washington, while the fighters described themselves as under siege in their Sadr City stronghold.
TherapyWorks adds clinic director
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C8
Ryan Brandt, a registered physical therapist, is the new executive clinic director at TherapyWorks, Lawrence.
Ameriprise adviser rates high in survey
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C8
Evelyn J. Senecal, a senior financial adviser for Ameriprise Financial, Lawrence, ranked in the top 37 percent of advisers who scored 90 or higher out of a possible 100 on two components of the national firm’s annual client satisfaction survey.
Lawrence resident supports businesses
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C8
Lauren M. Wright, Lawrence, has opened Administrative Support Services to help local small businesses and individuals with administrative needs on a part-time basis.
Forecast strikes positive chord
Report: Commercial real estate looking up for year
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C8
Lawrence’s office and commercial real estate markets show signs of picking up this year, according to a forecast presented Thursday by a Lawrence-based commercial real estate firm.
Commodities
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C8
Egyptian blogger stands trial
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
An Egyptian blogger went on trial Thursday on charges of insulting Islam and causing sectarian strife with his Internet writings. Egypt’s first prosecution of a blogger came as Washington has backed away from pressuring its Mideast ally to improve its human rights record and bring democratic reform.
Sellers and buyers should get a ‘CLUE
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C8
A good “CLUE” report can show that a home has been free of major insurance claims, but a bad one can sometimes scuttle the entire sale transaction.
News of the Weird
January 19, 2007 in print edition on D2
New York City has more than 400 soup kitchens but nothing else like the Broadway Presbyterian Church’s, where master chef Michael Ennes presides three days a week, turning leftover restaurant ingredients into gourmet meals.
Columnist Art Buchwald dies at 81
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
Art Buchwald, the Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist, made a career out of skewering Washington’s elite, then won even wider fame when he chose to let himself die rather than fight for every ounce of life. Now he’s had the last laugh.
Animals a must on Friday nights
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
People can be beastly. Yet nothing brings out our shared humanity like an animal. Animals even bring the most unlikely movie stars together. Who can forget Jason Alexander and Faye Dunaway appearing together in the 1996 orangutan comedy “Dunston Checks In”? Iconic stars including Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood and Ronald Reagan have shared movies and top billing with creatures great and small.
Victim’s grandmother sentenced to probation
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
The grandmother of a sexual assault victim has been sentenced to two years probation for helping to keep her granddaughter out of state so the girl couldn’t testify against her adoptive father.
New Year storm is state’s costliest
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
Damage to buildings, livestock and infrastructure from the ice and snow that struck western Kansas starting in late December will likely make it the costliest storm ever to hit the state, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
Parents were gearing up to battle a school board proposal to close Grant School as part of an efficiency program.
A roadblock to family planning progress
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
Do you worry that things are getting too touchy-feely on the home front? Are you afraid that the plea for common ground is becoming the all-too-common wisdom? Do you wonder if the culture warriors are becoming pacifists?
People in the news
January 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Ted Nugent creates stir with inaugural ball performance ¢ Judge: Seinfeld owes broker $100,000 in commission
Boeing’s flight plan hits marketing target
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
After an excellent year, Boeing is counting its blessings, which include its competitor. They also include an anticipated doubling of the commercial aviation market in the next 20 years, which will require 27,000 new planes costing $2.6 trillion.
All-out effort
Kansas should do whatever it can to promote itself as the perfect location for a new national defense lab.
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
State leaders are smart to pull out all the stops in an attempt to attract a $451 million national defense lab to Kansas. The competition for this facility will be intense, and Kansas seems to have a reasonable chance to be selected.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
Funny photo
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I have often thought of writing to express gratitude for the many years of good-natured hilarity you have provided us through the selection of delightful archive and agency photos you laboriously track down to accompany political reportage.
Rare occasion
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: On Sunday, Jan. 7, I had the honor of watching my children carry the banner announcing State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins at the “Best of Kansas Mainstreet Family Festival” parade at the Ramada Inn in Topeka. Many don’t realize how incredible this event really is.
Art or safety?
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The city spent $100,000 on new art for our fire stations. The new statue may be impressive, but did any commissioner ask whether they could have bought new safety equipment for the department instead? Are our stations fully equipped with everything they need?
Veterans earn more respect
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B7
“: to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.” There has never been a more succinct statement about the obligation and privilege the nation has to care for its military veterans than that brief clause in Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.
Chamber names new board members
January 19, 2007
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors has nine new members for 2007.
Lawrence residents complete Leadership Kansas program
January 19, 2007
Leadership Kansas, the flagship leadership growth program of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, celebrated the graduation Oct. 27 of 40 emerging state leaders from its 2006 class, including five Lawrence residents
Upcoming chamber events
January 19, 2007
Chamber staff directory
January 19, 2007
Agribusiness Network addresses rural concerns
January 19, 2007
With the wide-ranging interests and investments in agriculture in Douglas County, those in the business say it’s best to have a forum where ideas and concerns can be discussed.
Committee keeps community engaged in politics
January 19, 2007
Members of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce have traditionally stayed informed about important issues at all levels of politics and government.
Recent Chamber hire part of Leadership Lawrence
January 19, 2007
The mission of Leadership Lawrence is to inspire and strengthen active leadership in our community. The program is set up to provide participants with at least seven opportunities, through one-day sessions, to learn about different aspects of the community.
Bob Billings Rising Star: Legends Drive Dental Center
January 19, 2007
The Bob Billings Rising Star Award is awarded to a company less than 5 years old with rising potential.
Manufacturing/distribution winner: Amarr Garage Doors
January 19, 2007
When the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce selected Amarr Garage Doors as the winner of its Excellence in Commerce Awards for manufacturing and distribution, it was as much as anything a recognition of a good, two-way relationship.
Small business winner: KU Credit Union
January 19, 2007
KU Credit Union is what some may call a late bloomer.
Service winner: Callahan Creek Inc.
January 19, 2007
When the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce gave Callahan Creek Inc. the nod last October for its Excellence in Commerce Award in the Service category, Cindy Maude didn’t see it coming.
New Chamber chair outlines strategies for ‘07
January 19, 2007
Joan Golden, an executive for U.S. Bank in Lawrence, officially starts tonight as chairwoman of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber announcing annual award winners tonight
January 19, 2007
Athena Award: Barbara Carswell, Citizen of the Years: Tom Groen, Ambassador of the Year: Allison Vance Moore
Vision for Lawrence’s future unveiled
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce calls for unified front, sound economic practices
January 19, 2007
The way Lavern Squier figures it, anyone who wants to get somewhere better know where he or she - or an entire community, for that matter - is going.
Technology winner: Pinnacle Technologies Inc.
Chamber honors excellence in commerce with awards
January 19, 2007
Winning the Excellence in Commerce Award for technology topped a busy year for Pinnacle Technologies Inc., a Lawrence design and production engineering firm.
Leaders show bioscience support
State lawmakers optimistic on chance of $451M defense lab being built in Kansas
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
State leaders said Thursday that Kansas is on the right track in trying to lure a $451 million defense lab. “We think we have a very strong shot at it,” Thomas Thornton, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas Bioscience Authority, said of landing the proposed National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.
Anchor, laureate on board for reading festival
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Altrusa Club of Lawrence wants to establish an annual, all-day event that highlights Kansas authors and literacy.
Shockers fall to Illinois State
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C4
Levi Dyer was perfect behind the arc and finished with 20 points Thursday night as Illinois State beat Wichita State, 83-75.
Colts still running strong
Rookie Addai, veteran Rhodes keep Indy’s ground game humming
January 19, 2007 in print edition on C6
No Edge? No problem.
Health insurance expansion urged
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B5
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Thursday urged expansion of health insurance coverage, saying it would save Kansans and employers in the long run.
Horoscopes
January 19, 2007 in print edition on B5
Kansas International offers Lawrence global outlook
Chamber organization’s members examine international trade opportunities, cultural trends
January 19, 2007
Kansas business today has an international flavor through trade and exports.
Retail & hospitality: Crown Chevrolet/Toyota/Scion
January 19, 2007
Miles Schnaer, like any businessman, is gratified whenever his efforts are recognized with some kind of award or honor.