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Archive for Friday, July 6, 2007

Also from July 6

Audio clips
Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
U.S. Senior Open: Randy Towner
Podcasts
Polls
What do you think of a proposed 3-mill property tax increase for Lawrence schools?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s too much money
 
74%
It’s appropriate
 
15%
It’s not enough
 
6%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 376
Videos

Lead stories

10:00 a.m.
Haskell Indian Nations University professor Dan Wildcat, second from left, is shown with Haskell student Chahta Butler, left, alumna Katrina McClure, second from right, and student Tara Hammer. All helped make or repair the Caddoan arbor at the university. Wildcat will give a four-minute televised speech about the environment Saturday morning. Haskell prof chosen for Live Earth appearance
July 6, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Haskell Indian Nations University professor Daniel Wildcat doesn’t want all of us to start living in teepees.
1:00 p.m.
Text messaging Texting shaping today’s language
July 6, 2007 in print edition on 1A
If a generation’s lingo defines the times, then the language in today’s text messages reveals there is no time to waste.
5:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
Matt Pryor, frontman for the Terrible Twos and the New Amsterdams
Posted July 6, 2007
Matt Pryor is getting good at making the seamless transition between daytime children's entertainer and late-night rock star. For the second weekend in a row, he'll front the Terrible Twos, with music geared toward children, and then play a show with the New Amsterdams later in the night. The shows - which are at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday at the Replay Lounge, 946 Mass. - and the bands are the focus of this week's Pulse Podcast. Pryor talks about writing music for children, fatherhood and his future music projects. Also, you can hear tunes both from both his bands.

All stories

6Sports video: Arthur hurt before having chance to play in summer championship
July 6, 2007
KU sophomore Darrell Arthur has a stress fracture in his lower left leg.
6Sports video: Raiders have rough start in tournament
July 6, 2007
Lawrence’s top American Legion team fell to Topeka and Salina in the first day of the Emporia tournament.
6Sports video: Aquahawks have banner day at Wave the Wheat meet
July 6, 2007
Several of the Lawrence Aquahawks took home honors against high school and college athletes.
6News video: Coffeyville residents ordered away from town again
July 6, 2007
Coffeyville residents who had been allowed back to their homes are ordered away from the contaminated areas.
6News video: Three Lawrence residents find a use for ‘useless trivia’
July 6, 2007
Three Lawrence residents have their knowledge of pop culture put to the test on national TV!
6News video: Local library dedicated to Jean T. Hetherington
July 6, 2007
A long-time supporter of a local not-for-profit organization that helps the disabled is remembered today in a special way.
6Sports video: Ask the Pro: John Morris
July 6, 2007
This week, John Morris, the Eagle Bend Head Golf Pro, helps Charles of Lawrence get out of those wet bunkers.
6News video: City services may cost Lawrence residents at least $875,000 more next year
July 6, 2007
Lawrence’s city manager releases his recommended budget tonight which calls for a property tax increase of about 1 million dollars! But you won’t find a large increase in city services or programs in this budget.
6News video: Film crew in town to interview local historians
July 6, 2007
A film crew with Lone Chimney Films is in town conducting interviews for a film due out later this year.
6News video: Opening of Eudora pool pushed back again
July 6, 2007
Aquatic enthusiasts in Eudora will have to wait one more day before setting foot in the city’s new pool.
6News video: Vehicular homicide law under review
July 6, 2007
Kansas Legislative leaders will review the state’s vehicular homicide law in response to an accident on HWY 24/40 near Basehor in February.
Arthur to be sidelined 4-6 weeks with stress fracture
KU sophomore will not travel to Serbia with U19 national team
July 6, 2007
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self announced Friday afternoon that sophomore forward Darrell Arthur, who in late June secured a spot on the USA U19 national squad, will be out for 4-6 weeks after MRI results revealed a stress fracture in his left leg.
Corliss recommends tax hike, pool fee increase for 2008
July 6, 2007
City Manager David Corliss Friday afternoon announced that he’s recommending a 1.026-mill levy increase for 2008. Corliss also is recommending that fees for the city swimming pool be increased to a flat $4 per person rate regardless of age. Currently, rates range from $1.75 for children under 12 to $3.75 for adults.
6News Now: Aquatic enthusiasts in Eudora will have to wait one more day
July 6, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, aquatic enthusiasts in Eudora will have to wait one more day before taking a dip in the new city pool, plus we’ll have the first look at the 2008 budget proposal for the city of Lawrence.
Don’t go cheap in choosing sunglasses for kids
July 6, 2007 in print edition on D1
Once upon a time, a baby wearing sunglasses was merely a chance for a cute snapshot. Now, some eye doctors say parents should start putting sunglasses on babies as young as 9 months to protect their eyes.
Pump patrol
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
Patrol seeks fuel deals
People in the news
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Eva Longoria and Tony Parker to wed Saturday in France¢ Matthews has key unseen role for new creepy film ‘Joshua’¢ Judge: Live Earth concert can go ahead as planned
Cure or kill?
The ties of recent terrorist strikes to medical personnel only add to the frustration of those seeking peace and justice.
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
Most people are familiar with the oath physicians take: First, do no harm. Now, because of terrorist activity in England, we have a sobering warning about the conduct of some medical personnel: “Those who cure you are going to kill you.”
Great display
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Many thanks to the Perry Lake Association for another incredible fireworks display.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 6, 1907: “The towers of the Baptist Church which have been in a dilapidated condition since the big windstorm of two years ago are being repaired in a substantial manner and will be surmounted with battlements.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
Dragging operations continued on the Kansas River here for Albert Sieber, 44, believed to have drowned while fishing several days earlier.
Voting for new seven wonders ends today
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Great Wall of China, the Colosseum in Rome and Peru’s Machu Picchu are leading contenders to be among the new seven wonders of the world, as a massive poll draws to a close with votes already cast by more than 90 million people, organizers say.
Fireworks suspected in Eudora blaze
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
A day after her home was damaged by fire, Eudora resident Cheri Powell is counting her blessings. It could have been much worse, she said.
Jericho’ to return to CBS, thanks to fans
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
Fans and critics love it when a network changes its mind. Every season, when a favorite show is threatened with the hook, faithful viewers mount a campaign to “save” it.
Potter fans hope to avoid spoilers
Readers plan to use headphones, secluded hideaways
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
Lisa Miller arrived later than she should have for the midnight release of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” on July 16, 2005 - a slip-up she rues to this day.
Kansas recruiting heats up
Self & Co. hit road for summer evaluation
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
Given a choice, Bill Self would rather spend the month of July golfing and hanging out with his family than living out of a suitcase while on the road recruiting.
Transformers’: Definitely more than meets the eye
July 6, 2007 in print edition on C1
The most surprising thing about Michael Bay’s much-anticipated, blockbuster-bound “Transformers” is how “funny” the movie is. I don’t mean funny in an unintentional, “Pearl Harbor” kind of way: For more than two-thirds of its 144-minute running time, “Transformers” is essentially a comedy, something neither the film’s awesome trailers, nor Bay’s track record, ever hinted at.
Pop culture clash
Rival Kansas teams prepare for battle on VH1’s trivia tournament
July 6, 2007 in print edition on C1
NRVOUS. That condensed word was the answer to the question that Robert Bishop kept running over in his mind.
A makeover for regional jets
First-class seats, other frills could help bottom line
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B9
Airlines are rushing to add new regional jets with first-class seats, roomier cabins and, in some cases, hot food.
Bill Clinton touts Truman’s legacy
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A5
Former President Bill Clinton took a break from campaigning for his presidential candidate wife and took the stage Thursday on behalf of another Democrat, Harry Truman.
CASA kicking off fundraiser with chance to win cottage
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
Not often will a dollar possibly buy a child’s dream playhouse. But as part of the Casa4CASA annual fundraiser, Lawrence and area residents will have a chance to win a playhouse valued at several thousand dollars.
Horoscopes
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B8
For Friday, July 6
MLB briefs
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B5
¢ Sweeney undergoes surgery on right knee¢ Bonds plans to skip home run contest¢ President attends Cubs-Nationals game¢ Cards reliever Franklin signs two-year extension
Gorzelanny earns ninth victory
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B4
Adam LaRoche homered twice, and Tom Gorzelanny outpitched Ben Sheets as Pittsburgh beat Milwaukee, handing the division leaders their third straight loss.
Sebelius seeks federal aid for recent flood victims
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B10
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Thursday said she has requested federal assistance for southeast Kansans hit by recent floods.
Mayer: Bad day befell city hero
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence has had a phenomenal range of ups and downs for sports personalities and contests. It never has been more focused on one event, and more devastated by the shocking result, than at this time of year 88 years ago. No “favorite son” ever shot local expectations higher and saw them crash more violently than the late Jess Willard.
Overbrook parade slated
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A4
America’s National Parks will be the theme for this year’s Overbrook parade.
HH Bar and Grill set to open today
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B9
HH Bar and Grill, a new restaurant concept by the owners of Hereford House, is ready to open at 11 a.m. today in northwest Lawrence.
KDOT begins sealing cracks on K-10
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A4
The Kansas Department of Transportation began sealing cracks this week on Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence.
Ex-Jayhawk Simien has left-knee surgery
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University forward Wayne Simien of the Miami Heat had successful arthroscopic surgery of his left knee Tuesday, Heat officials announced Thursday.
Apple Users’ Group to gather for picnic
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B9
The Lawrence Apple Users’ Group 2.0 will gather for a potluck picnic and swap meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the large shelter by the ballfields at Broken Arrow Park, east of 29th and Louisiana streets.
Prescription drug abuse common in college, experts say
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A10
Drug abuse experts say the arrest of Al Gore’s son underscores the growing problem of prescription drug abuse among America’s youths. College students use the stimulant Adderall, an attention deficit drug, to get a speedy high or pull all-nighters.
Wave The Wheat Meet begins with a grind
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
With 568 swimmers from 32 teams, The Wave The Wheat Meet has a frenzied pace unmatched by any of the Lawrence Aquahawks’ home meets.
Russia won’t extradite suspect in spy case
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A6
Russia has refused Britain’s request to extradite a businessman accused in last year’s fatal poisoning of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, prosecutors said Thursday.
Girl Scouts merger aims to fill gaps
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A4
Nationally, Girl Scouts USA has taken on the idea of restructuring, and now it has trickled down to the regional level.
Suspect in stabbings faces court hearing
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
A woman accused of stabbing three men in downtown Lawrence will appear in Douglas County District Court next week for a preliminary hearing.
Federer’s reign delayed by rain
Nadal among fourth-round Wimbledon winners
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
Now Roger Federer has a taste of what Rafael Nadal and plenty of others have been going through at this wettest of Wimbledons.
Smaller not better
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
To the editor: I wholeheartedly agree with Wednesday’s letter to the editor regarding the new format of the Journal-World. Not only does the new format make the paper much more difficult to read, but also makes major sections of interest (such as business and local) more difficult to find and share.
Lawrence Datebook
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Carlesimo returns to head coaching, takes Seattle post
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
Kevin Durant is the cornerstone of the Seattle SuperSonics’ future. P.J. Carlesimo gets the first opportunity to teach Durant the ways of the NBA.
Warranty extended on Xbox 360 consoles
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B9
Three flashing red lights are joining the blue-screen of death atop the list of things that Microsoft Corp. customers dread.
Home Depot gets results from ‘Eco Options’
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B9
Q: The Home Depot store in our area has started advertising several items as being “environmentally friendly.” But who determines what’s “friendly” to the environment and what’s not? Is this all just a big marketing gimmick?
Changes panned
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
To the editor: The changes you’ve made to the layout of the Journal-World are most disappointing. It seems that you have reduced the number of syndicated columns in the Opinion section (which used to be located in the back of the Lawrence & State section) - columns that my husband and I liked to read.
TB patient questions CDC policy on isolation
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A6
The globe-trotting tuberculosis patient said Thursday he would have canceled his wedding trip to Europe and gone into isolation if federal health officials had told him to after he was diagnosed with a dangerous form of the disease.
House speaker wants legislative review of ‘gambling czar’ position
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A4
House Speaker Melvin Neufeld says the Legislature needs to be involved in Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ request to establish a new position to oversee gambling expansion in Kansas.
Blasts, gunfire hit mosque; militants ignore surrender plea
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A6
Gunfire and explosions rocked a besieged radical mosque in Pakistan’s capital Thursday as Islamic militants holed up in the complex snubbed a plea from their captured leader to surrender.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
Kansas Gov. Robert Docking said during a visit to Lawrence that he was applying for an additional $2.9 million in federal disaster relief funds for uninsured storm damage in Finney County on May 31. The community had been badly ravaged by vicious weather.
Tigers tough on Sabathia
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B4
Gary Sheffield, Carlos Guillen and Placido Polanco hit homers off C.C. Sabathia, giving Detroit a win over Cleveland and contributing to the All-Star pitcher’s worst game of the year.
Ex-Jayhawk Langford on Spurs summer team
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University guard Keith Langford has joined the San Antonio Spurs summer league team. Langford, a 6-foot-4 guard, will compete in the Las Vegas summer league with the Spurs this week and next as well as the Rocky Mountain Review July 16-20 in Utah.
Lie might as well be whopper
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A9
The phone rang on Monday and the caller ID screen said “Unknown Caller, Unknown Number,” which suggests that somebody with a headset in a cubicle wants to know if I would like to send them some money, but I picked up anyway and it was a woman reporter in Australia wanting to know how Americans observe the Fourth of July.
Order sought against Kline
Planned Parenthood requests court action against former AG
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
Planned Parenthood, which was the target of an investigation into abortion records by former attorney general Phill Kline, and then cleared by Kline’s replacement, is seeking a court order against Kline.
Poll: Majorities say U.S. income gap too wide
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A10
Income differences in the U.S. are too stark, and the government should provide jobs and training for those having a tough time, according to a poll released Thursday.
Trust is gone
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
To the editor: George W. Bush has made another of his “considered judgments” (news conference, July 3), commuting the jail sentence of former White House staffer and convicted felon Scooter Libby.
Commodities
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B9
Clinton spin is lesson for Bush
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B9
President Bush and his advisers have always been reluctant to follow the lead of his presidential predecessor, Bill Clinton.
Triple-digit temperatures broil West
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B10
Sweltering residents across the West headed for lakes and rivers on Thursday, seeking relief from triple-digit temperatures expected to set records through at least today.
Illegal fireworks reports up slightly this year
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
The number of illegal fireworks calls Lawrence Police responded to during this year’s Independence Day holiday increased slightly from last year, according to Police Sgt. Paul Fellers.
Third child dies after minivan rolls into pond
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A6
Family members Thursday mourned three children and the woman they say gave her own life in a failed attempt to save them as her minivan rolled down a hill and sank in a park pond.
Diversity’ doesn’t aid colorblind society
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
For most of the 53 years since the Supreme Court’s school desegregation decision, the court, in collaboration with people who fancy themselves “progressive,” has been instructing Americans to unlearn the lesson of those decisions - the lesson that race must not be a source of government-conferred advantage or disadvantage.
Clintons, White House spar over Libby
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A6
The White House on Thursday made fun of former President Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, for criticizing President Bush’s decision to erase the prison sentence of former aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby.
GOP senator abandons Bush on Iraq war policy
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A6
Sen. Pete Domenici on Thursday withdrew his support of President Bush’s Iraq war policy and embraced a proposal to bring home most troops by March.
Study finds men talk as much as women
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A1
Women in search of the prototypical male, the strong silent type, will be disappointed to learn that scientists have uncovered why they’re so hard to find. Their numbers are scarce.
11 militants killed in flare-up of clashes
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A6
Israeli forces killed 11 militants Thursday in one of the deadliest days of combat since Hamas wrested control of Gaza last month, putting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict back at center stage after months of Palestinian infighting.
Driver gets 60 days in emergency vehicle case
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
A 37-year-old Topeka man was sentenced in Douglas County Court Thursday on charges of assault and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
On the record
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence crime blotter.
Pool opening delayed a day
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Eudora Aquatic Center, 1638 Elm St., will open at 1 p.m. Saturday instead of today.
Committee removes gay pastor from clergy roster
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A6
The openly gay pastor of Atlanta’s oldest Lutheran church has been removed from his denomination’s clergy roster.
Floodwaters decrease despite rain
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B10
Floodwaters ebbed Thursday in southeast Kansas despite overnight rain that swamped other parts of the state.
Dire Straits
Towner off to rough start
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
Appearing in a major Thursday for the first time in his life at the age of 53, Randy Towner learned firsthand and in relentless fashion why the holes at Whistling Straits, site of the 28th U.S. Senior Open, were given such menacing names.
Greinke blossoms in bullpen
Royals pitcher effective in middle-relief role
July 6, 2007 in print edition on B5
Perhaps Zack Greinke’s moody, restless talents have finally found their niche. Since moving to the bullpen about eight weeks ago as an utterly failed starter, the young right-hander who once admitted he hated baseball and left the team for emergency emotional counseling has ranged from unhittable to near-brilliant.
Haskell prof chosen for Live Earth appearance
Dan Wildcat to speak on national television about environment
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
Haskell Indian Nations University professor Daniel Wildcat doesn’t want all of us to start living in teepees.
Greenland once was green, researchers say
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A10
Ice-covered Greenland really was green a half-million or so years ago, covered with forests in a climate much like that of Sweden and eastern Canada today.
Texting shaping today’s language
July 6, 2007 in print edition on A1
If a generation’s lingo defines the times, then the language in today’s text messages reveals there is no time to waste.