Archive for Wednesday, July 11, 2007

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Audio clips
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Blog entries
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Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Phenix Aquahawks Game 07-11-07 LGFPA Explosion vs. Bobcats
Podcasts
Polls
What do you think of the $6 million in state funding to keep Deciphera in Lawrence?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s a good investment
 
43%
It’s too much money
 
43%
Undecided
 
12%
Total 198
Videos

Lead stories

10:00 a.m.
Jennifer Baldwin, Cambridge, Mass., stops to take in some history about Haskell Indian Nations University in the Cultural Center and Museum while documenting a stop on a national biodiesel bus tour. Baldwin and 12 other scholars from across the country with the Udall Legacy Bus Tour visited Haskell, Kansas University and the Baker Wetlands Tuesday afternoon to learn about how the campuses are addressing environmental and American Indian issues. Lawrence rates stop on tour for environmental, Indian concerns
July 11, 2007 in print edition on 3A
A group of 20-somethings visited Lawrence’s two universities Tuesday to learn about how they are addressing environmental and American Indian issues.
1:00 p.m.
Girls studying biomechanics during the Project Discovery Engineering Camp at Kansas University dissect pig legs Tuesday at Eaton Hall. From front left are Blue Valley High School junior Julie Aduma, Kansas University freshman Jennifer Carlson, KU associate professor Dr. Lorin Maletsky, California Academy of Math and Science freshman Karina Simpson and Eureka High School sophomore Dina Ghosh. Maletsky, who is leading the section, explained biomechanics as the engineering of the body. Girls discover joys of engineering at KU camp
July 11, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Women are traditionally underrepresented in the field of engineering. At the Kansas University School of Engineering, only 19 percent of the students are women. But a summer KU camp is trying to change that.
4:00 p.m.
This architect's rendering shows the Wal-Mart site at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. Wal-Mart meeting draws smiley faces
July 11, 2007 in print edition on 3A
It was a Wal-Mart-friendly crowd. Developers Doug Compton and Bill Newsome said comments had “pretty much all been positive” from the about 30 people who attended an open house Tuesday night at Free State High School to view plans of the retail store proposed in northwestern Lawrence. It features a native grass area, landscaping and natural building materials.
10:00 p.m.
Lawrence residents David Terrell, right, and Ricky Brown watch the Home Run Derby of this year's Major League Baseball All-Star Game at the Eighth Street Taproom, 801 N.H., in downtown Lawrence. Lawrence bar owners met with city staffers July 11, 2007, about creating new regulations for bars and  'entertainment venues' to help make downtown more safe. Raising the bar on downtown safety: City, business owners discuss dangers
July 11, 2007
This time it wasn’t the bartenders giving the friendly advice. Instead they were given it from City Hall: get ready to talk about downtown safety.

All stories

6News video: Bar owners speak out against new regulations
July 11, 2007
Bar owners speak out against new regulations under consideration at city hall.
6News video: College students travel to address affordable housing issues
July 11, 2007
Thirty-one college students from across the country are in Lawrence this week to help address the issue of affordable housing.
6News video: African-American commission touts success
July 11, 2007
Leaders in the state’s African-American community gather in Lawrence today touting their recent success in working with legislators.
6News video: County’s United Way president steps down
July 11, 2007
The president of the Douglas County United Way is stepping down.
6News video: National heritage area for region receives boost
July 11, 2007
A boost today for efforts to create a national heritage area in eastern Kansas and western Missouri.
6News video: Little Apple makes the cut for bio defense facility
July 11, 2007
Manhattan makes the cut. It’s down to five cities competing to the home of Homeland Security’s $451 million national bio and agro defense facility.
6News video: Sheriff’s Dept. identifies fallen tower workers
July 11, 2007
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department releases the names of the two people killed yesterday after falling from a cell phone tower in rural Douglas County.
6News video: Summer program helps kids retain reading skills
July 11, 2007
Summer break can mean lost skills for students, so a local elementary came up with a way to help kids reading their reading skills.
6Sports video: KU’s Wilson takes 5th at Kansas Women’s Amateur
July 11, 2007
KU redshirt freshman Sydney Wilson finished 5th today at the Kansas Women’s Amateur at Reflection Ridge Golf Course in Wichita.
6News video: Quarry neighbors unhappy how company left land
July 11, 2007
The Davids take on Goliath at tonight’s county commission meeting, as a national rock mining company and its local next door neighbors fight it out.
6Sports video: Free State alum Robinson setting higher goals with ‘Hawks
July 11, 2007
To the pool now where Free State High alum Ashley Robinson has big goals following her first season of collegiate swimming.
6News video: North Lawrence accident sends 2 to KC hospitals
July 11, 2007
A pick-up truck flips over on a north Lawrence street, throwing one man from the vehicle and trapping another inside.
Raising the bar on downtown safety: City, business owners discuss dangers
July 11, 2007
This time it wasn’t the bartenders giving the friendly advice. Instead they were given it from City Hall: get ready to talk about downtown safety.
6News Now: Names released for tower fall accident victims
July 11, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department releases the name of the two men who died in a fall from a communications tower, and Manhattan becomes a finalist for a possible biodefense facility.
National Geographic team to manage national heritage area
The group will bring expertise in helping develop the economic, cultural and educational potential of the area
July 11, 2007
The management plan will serve as a road map for connecting the Civil War era histories in The Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area created by Congress and endorsed by President Bush in October 2006.
Two injured in North Lawrence rollover
One person was ejected; the other was briefly trapped in the vehicle.
July 11, 2007
The Chevy truck was traveling east on North Street at 12:19 p.m. when the accident happened, police said. One person was ejected; the other was briefly trapped in the vehicle.
Tower workers, killed in Tuesday fall, are identified
Pair were from the Kansas City area
July 11, 2007
They are Jerry Case, 54, of Kansas City, Mo., and Kevin Keeling, 33, of Independence, Mo.
Manhattan a finalist for biodefense facility
No word on other finalists
July 11, 2007
Manhattan and Leavenworth had been among the final 16 sites; Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Kan., announced that Manhattan had survived the cutdown.
Attacks rock Green Zone
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A10
Extremists unleashed a barrage of more than a dozen mortars or rockets Tuesday into the Green Zone, killing at least three people - including an American - and wounding 18 in an area once considered the safest in the Iraqi capital.
Veteran’s survivors accept WWII medals
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
A U.S. Navy veteran of the attack on Pearl Harbor received some long overdue recognition Tuesday.
Bioscience Authority elects chairwoman in split vote
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A11
A deep division apparently remains on the state board working to make Kansas a leader in the lucrative bioscience industry.
Deal reached in case of HIV-infected children
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
A settlement has been reached to resolve the crisis over five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor sentenced to death in Libya for allegedly infecting more than 400 children with the AIDS virus, a foundation headed by the Libyan leader’s son said Tuesday.
It’s Juan’s world
NASCAR’s new guy making a splash
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B9
Chip Ganassi’s NASCAR organization was at a crossroad this time last year. He had lost another investment when Casey Mears said he was leaving for Hendrick Motorsports, and Ganassi was faced with finding yet another new driver. Just like Jamie McMurray had done the year before, Mears decided his career would be better served with another team.
Montgomerie still hungry
Scot trying to end 0-for-62 drought in major championships
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B9
This is no time for Colin Montgomerie to get excited about Carnoustie. He already has suffered enough.
Congressman criticizes Iraq war during city visit
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
While in Lawrence on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., voiced concern about progress of the Iraqi government, assessed in a White House report to be delivered to Congress this week.
Dictionary now has ‘ginormous’ space
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A14
It was a ginormous year for the wordsmiths at Merriam-Webster. Along with embracing the adjective that combines “gigantic” and “enormous,” the dictionary publishers also got into Bollywood, sudoku and speed dating.
Les is more on ‘American Masters’
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
The “American Masters” (8 p.m., PBS) documentary “Les Paul: Chasing Sound” profiles a remarkable musician and inventor and, along the way, provides a history of 20th-century American popular music.
People in the news
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ ‘Reverend’ Tori Spelling marries gay couple at inn¢ German city plans monument honoring Beatles’ early years¢ ‘Apprentice’ may rise from NBC’s fall season ashes
Early start in sports helps kids find values
July 11, 2007
At youth sporting events, parents, family and friends fill the seats to support their children as they perform on the field of play. During these games the parents and kids can be separated by everything from out-of-bounds markers to wire fences.
Aquahawks wave the wheat
July 11, 2007
The Lawrence Aquahawks competed in the Wave the Wheat Meet over the weekend at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Fine move
Making some encounters with Lawrence Municipal Court financially more painful is a reasonable move.
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A12
Think of it as a law enforcement user fee. At their Tuesday meeting, Lawrence city commissioners approved increases in a number of fees and fines assessed by Lawrence Municipal Court. The changes were recommended in response to recent state legislation affecting municipal courts and at least one unfunded state mandate for the courts.
Racism exists, but black is not an excuse
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A12
My wife and I have a running joke. Say the doctor informs me he’s going to administer some test that will hurt like heck. When he leaves the room, I whisper to Marilyn, “You know why he’s doing it, don’t you? It’s because I’m black.”
Royals’ catcher among fantasy surprises
Very few expected Buck to perform much better than history indicated
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B4
You know you’re a fantasy baseball addict if you’re irked by the only three-day break in a six-month season.
Wal-Mart meeting draws smiley faces
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
It was a Wal-Mart-friendly crowd. Developers Doug Compton and Bill Newsome said comments had “pretty much all been positive” from the about 30 people who attended an open house Tuesday night at Free State High School to view plans of the retail store proposed in northwestern Lawrence. It features a native grass area, landscaping and natural building materials.
Group decries Boyda’s earmark for prison museum
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
From the Teapot Museum in North Carolina to the Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska, one grass-roots organization is out to stop what it says is wasteful taxpayer spending on “questionable” projects.
Priciest appliances may not be the best
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B12
Whether you’re updating your appliances or planning a full kitchen remodel, seeing past the hype can be rough when everything looks so good. Mistakes can be costly as well as disappointing because the most loudly-hawked products often are the most expensive.
Lawrence Datebook
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Grimes accused of striking man
Charges pending against Missouri’s top rebounder
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
Missouri basketball player Kalen Grimes used the butt of a shotgun to strike a man in the face during a fight in suburban St. Louis, police said.
Keegan: All-Stars shined in ‘71
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
Twelve is the greatest baseball age. Old enough to understand the game at a fairly advanced level, yet young enough to live in the fantasy world of major-league ballplayer in training.
War a popular topic for candidates
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A10
Presidential contender Barack Obama on Tuesday dismissed his Democratic rivals’ change of heart on the Iraq war as too little too late, while Hillary Rodham Clinton urged a quick end to U.S. involvement in the conflict.
Proper handling, storage bring out best in peaches
July 11, 2007 in print edition on C3
Q: What should I look for when selecting fresh peaches?
Blair may be on losing track as envoy
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A12
Dear Tony Blair: Why did you do it? Why did you accept the post of special Middle East envoy for the Quartet (the United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia) just after stepping down as prime minister? Can’t you see that this appointment - promoted by the White House and Condi Rice - is designed to fail?
Campfire recipes
July 11, 2007
¢ Sticky chicken¢ Hungry hiker parcels¢ Garlic chicken¢ Orange cup cinnamon rolls
Phenix teams take crack at qualifier
July 11, 2007
A number of Lawrence Phenix Softball team took part in the American Fastpitch Association “A” national qualifying tournament over the weekend at Youth Sports Inc. in Lawrence.
Al-Qaida’s No. 2 threatens Britain
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
Al-Qaida’s deputy leader threatened a jittery Britain on Tuesday with more attacks, accusing London of defying the Islamic world by honoring novelist Salman Rushdie.
On the record
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence crime blotter.
Pump patrol
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
Patrol seeks fuel deals
County road closed until end of week
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
Douglas County on Tuesday closed North 600 Road just east of East 1750 Road for construction.
Volleyball camp draws a crowd
Bechard Skills Camp attracts 240 players
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
While many area students beat the heat Tuesday by taking a dip in the swimming pool, 240 volleyball enthusiasts from grades 6-12 took part in the Ray Bechard Summer Skills Camp at the Horejsi Center.
KU Hospital OK’s increased spending on Med Center
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
Kansas University Hospital officials said a good-faith effort was made Tuesday when $42.5 million of the hospital’s 2008 budget was earmarked for the Kansas University Medical Center.
Senate support wanes as Bush veto looms
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A10
President Bush threatened Tuesday to veto legislation setting a date for a troop withdrawal from Iraq despite growing bipartisan calls in Congress for an end to U.S. participation in the war and sharp criticism of the Iraqi government.
Vermont snags ‘Simpsons’ premiere
Its Springfield wins contest with mmm : doughnut video
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
Maybe it was the pink doughnut. Maybe it was the clever homemade video, or small-town charm. Maybe Homer just figured it was time to go green.
Phoenix’ follows familiar flight plan
July 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
Harry Potter seems to be living the same school year over and over. And it’s starting to wear thin.
Campfire cuisine
Outdoor enthusiasts needn’t sacrifice variety when cooking over open flame
July 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
Marilyn Rohrer once prepared an entire traditional Thanksgiving dinner at a campsite, complete with turkey, dressing and pie.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A13
The City Commission pushed the Lawrence total acreage to more than 10,000 with the addition of another 165 acres.
Horoscopes
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B13
For Wednesday, July 11
Cooking with corn
July 11, 2007 in print edition on C3
How to pick a perfect ear
July 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
Listen closely: Here’s how to pick the perfect ear of sweet corn. The crispy delicacy has come into season at area farms and the Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market.
Slaying brings capital charge
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
The man accused of abducting a Kansas teenager from a store parking lot, strangling her and dumping her body in a park, was charged Tuesday with capital murder, making him eligible for the death penalty.
Seniors may enter statewide spelling bee
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
Spelling bees aren’t just for kids anymore. Salina Senior Center and the city of Salina are co-sponsoring the first Senior Citizens State Wide Spelling Bee on Oct. 11.
Suspected avian flu halts live poultry sales
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A9
Virginia banned all live poultry sales and shows for the rest of July following the discovery of suspected avian flu antibodies in a flock of 54,000 turkeys on a Shenandoah County farm.
Motorcycle crash sends man to hospital
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
A 29-year-old Lawrence resident, Jerry D. Hamilton Jr., was flown by air ambulance to an area hospital Tuesday after he lost control of a motorcycle and crashed.
Beermakers spill suds to protest brewery bill
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A9
Some Wisconsin brewers held their own version of the Boston Tea Party on Tuesday, spewing beer suds into the Milwaukee River to protest legislation they say hampers start-up breweries.
Internet fundraiser for shelter gets boost
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
Internet donations on Tuesday flooded a Web site dedicated to raising part of its funds for the Lawrence Community Shelter, 214 W. 10th St.
Suicide bomber kills 13 young students
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
A suicide bomber targeted a NATO patrol in a marketplace filled with children Tuesday, killing 13 elementary school students and at least four other people. The U.N. and NATO quickly condemned the attack for harming so many civilians.
McCain loses top campaign aides
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
John McCain jettisoned his two top aides Tuesday as the one-time Republican front-runner struggled to right a presidential bid in deep financial and political trouble.
Girls discover joys of engineering at KU camp
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
Women are traditionally underrepresented in the field of engineering. At the Kansas University School of Engineering, only 19 percent of the students are women. But a summer KU camp is trying to change that.
Pope: Other Christians not true churches
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
Pope Benedict XVI reasserted the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released Tuesday that says other Christian communities are either defective or not true churches and Catholicism provides the only true path to salvation.
Cancellara extends lead
Swiss rider takes third stage, thanks absent coach
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B8
Tour de France leader Fabian Cancellara has a message for coach Bjarne Riis: Thank you, and wish you were here.
Cleric dies at mosque
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
Pakistani commandos battled die-hard Islamic militants holed up in a radical mosque Tuesday, killing an extremist cleric and dozens of his followers in a daylong assault that ignited fiery protests and calls for revenge by Islamic extremists.
Mexico confirms rebel attacks on gas pipelines
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
Mexico’s government said Tuesday that a series of gas pipeline explosions were attacks aimed at weakening the nation’s democratic institutions after a small, leftist rebel group claimed responsibility.
TherapyWorks adds pediatric specialist
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B12
Cassi Lund has joined TherapyWorks, Lawrence, as a pediatric physical therapist.
Quarry’s neighbor opposes permit
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
Bart Christian doesn’t think a rural Douglas County quarry should be allowed to change hands until its longtime operators address concerns Christian has outlined in a federal lawsuit.
FBI set to profile potential terrorists
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
The FBI is gathering and sorting information about Americans to help search for potential terrorists, insurance cheats and crooked pharmacists, according to a government report obtained Tuesday.
EPA investigating waste at Camp Lejeune
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether cancer-causing radioactive material was buried in the 1980s near a rifle range at Camp Lejeune, the Marine Corps’ primary base on the Atlantic Ocean.
Nearly 90% of newborns tested for genetic disorders
July 11, 2007
Good news for the nation’s babies: Nearly 90 percent of newborns are getting tested for a host of rare but devastating genetic disorders.
Lawrence’s Wilson 5th at Women’s Amateur
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
Kansas University red-shirt freshman Sydney Wilson shot a second-round 74 and is in fifth place at the Kansas Women’s Amateur Golf Championship at Reflection Ridge.
AL on inside track
Ichiro’s historic inside-the-park home run lifts Americans
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
On a night of tricky hops, Ichiro Suzuki and the American League also bounced back to win. Instead of a Barry Bonds splash shot, the defining hit at Tuesday’s All-Star game was Suzuki’s inside-the-park home run, the first in the game’s history.
Sweet, fresh peaches base for delicious dessert
July 11, 2007 in print edition on C2
I rounded a corner in the supermarket the other day and was nearly knocked off my feet by the aroma of hundreds of ripe peaches. Nothing smells as sweetly seductive as a ripe peach, as far as I’m concerned.
State may seek death penalty in student’s death
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A4
Attorney General Paul Morrison on Monday filed notice of the state’s intent to seek the death penalty against a man accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering a Cowley College student in January.
Official defends ‘nation’s easiest schedule’
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
Is all publicity good publicity? If so, Kansas University’s football team is beaming over its latest mention by ESPN.com writer Mark Schlabach.
Old shoe found at Statehouse
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B14
Anyone missing a brown shoe with porcelain buttons, last seen under the stairs at the Statehouse in the late 1800s?
Raiders take two from Piper
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B3
Daniel Green and Drew Hulse each threw a complete game and allowed a combined five hits in the Lawrence Raiders’ sweep of Kansas City Piper on Tuesday in a Legion baseball doubleheader.
2 workers killed in fall from tower
Men were at least 500 feet high
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
Investigators are trying to determine what caused two workers to fall hundreds of feet to their deaths from a communications tower Tuesday in rural Douglas County.
Pujols peeved to be left on NL bench
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B7
Albert Pujols was angry about being left on the All-Star bench and the St. Louis slugger took aim at the National League manager - who just happened to be Tony La Russa of his own Cardinals.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A12
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 11, 1907: “During the two years the state printing plant has been owned by the state it has now saved more than $65,000. State ownership has been a glittering success and the savings have almost paid for the plant.
Expert: Busch beetles harmless
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B4
The shiny black beetles that have descended on Busch Stadium in recent weeks may be a nuisance, but they won’t hurt anyone.
Professionals address bar association meeting
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B12
Patrick Nichols and Kathie Nichols, both of Lawrence, recently presented a program to the annual meeting of the American Bar Association’s Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Five die as plane crashes into Florida neighborhood
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
A small plane carrying the husband of a NASCAR executive crashed into a neighborhood Tuesday and engulfed two houses in flames, killing both people aboard the aircraft and three others on the ground.
NASCAR driver released after arrest
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B9
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Aaron Fike and his fiancee were released Tuesday after spending the weekend in jail on drug charges, Fike’s attorney said.
Parts of memorial close after death at tower
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
Parts of Liberty Memorial were closed Tuesday after a man apparently jumped from the 217-foot tower.
Young golfers find rough spots and rewards
July 11, 2007
Even golf legend Jack Nicklaus would likely tell you that golf is one of the toughest games to master, let alone play. However, when it comes to Lawrence, golf seems to have a grip on young golfers who just keep coming back for more.
Aaron didn’t start as potential HR king
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Bud Selig, the greatest of Hank Aaron’s 755 homers is easy to pick out. No, it’s not the one that pushed him past Babe Ruth as the most prolific home run hitter in baseball history. It’s one that Aaron launched much earlier in his career, when no one could have envisioned a skinny kid from south Alabama taking down the Sultan of Swat.
Higher fuel prices blamed on flooding
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A5
Consumers are beginning to pay more at the pump because flooding at a southeast Kansas refinery has reduced fuel supplies and sent wholesale prices soaring, industry experts said.
Selig remains hopeful on Marlins’ ballpark
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B5
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig remains confident a financing package will be completed for a new Florida Marlins’ ballpark despite the collapse of the latest plan in May.
Commodities
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B12
White House report on Iraq points to limited progress
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A10
Struggling to defend its Iraq policy, the Bush administration in a 23-page classified report will point to limited progress being made by the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Former surgeon general: Bush officials interfered
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
President Bush’s most recent surgeon general accused the administration Tuesday of muzzling him for political reasons on hot-button health issues such as emergency contraception and abstinence-only education.
Plans moving ahead for ‘08 games in Japan
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B5
Baseball officials are moving ahead with plans to play regular-season games in Tokyo in 2008.
Birthday wish
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A13
To the editor: “What would you like for your birthday?” If someone were to ask me, I would say, “I would like for someone to not lose his or her life on my birthday.” I can think of no greater gift than for someone considering an abortion to decide on that day, “I will let my baby live instead of having that abortion.”
The Explosion edges Bobcats in final frame
July 11, 2007
The Explosion and the Bobcats hit the diamond for an LGFPA game in sweltering heat Sunday at Lawrence High. In the end it seemed both teams’ bats were just as hot as weather as the Explosion came away with a 9-8 victory.
Marine’s murder charges could be dismissed
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
An investigating officer has recommended dismissing murder charges against a Marine accused in the slayings of three Iraqi men in a squad action that killed 24 civilians in Haditha, according to a report released Tuesday.
Panel cuts Cheney’s funding
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
Senate Democrats moved Tuesday to cut off funding for Vice President Dick Cheney’s office in a continuing battle over whether he must comply with national security disclosure rules.
KU completes nonleague hoops slate
Jayhawks add Missouri-Kansas City, Washburn, NAU to schedule
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University has added a pair of local schools - University of Missouri-Kansas City and Washburn - as well as Northern Arizona to its 2007-08 men’s basketball schedule.
University love affair wanes
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A13
We’ve all seen the bitingly clever bumper stickers that proclaim, “My child and my money go to X University.” I’m a college professor, and when my students gripe about $50,000 annual costs and associated debt, I tell them they don’t want to know what I paid a quarter-century ago (60 times less in current dollars).
Kansas freshmen bond at Global Games
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
Roommates at Kansas University this summer, freshmen basketball players Cole Aldrich and Tyrel Reed also bunked in the same quarters July 1-7 at Dallas’ Radisson Hotel.
Lawrence rates stop on tour for environmental, Indian concerns
Scholars crossing country on biodiesel bus to find solutions to problems
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
A group of 20-somethings visited Lawrence’s two universities Tuesday to learn about how they are addressing environmental and American Indian issues.
City commission briefs
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A5
¢ Horizon 2020 action delayed¢ Turns lanes approved at O’Connell Road¢ Increased fines OK’d for Municipal Court¢ Meeting centers on bar regulations
When Bonds breaks record, stay silent
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
This could get very interesting very soon. After Tuesday’s All-Star Game, after most of San Francisco and parts of the nation get done with being oblivious about Barry Bonds’ baseball sins, we will turn our attention again to the Great Home Run Scam.
Record wheat harvest is welcomed
High prices, plentiful yields come after years of drought
July 11, 2007 in print edition on B12
Farmers in western Kansas are reporting a bin-buster harvest as they expect one of the best crops in years.
Affordable?
July 11, 2007 in print edition on A13
To the editor: When I read the story about the increased number of housing foreclosures (Journal-World, June 12) and then one about unsold Tenants To Homeowners housing in Lawrence (July 9), I wasn’t surprised.