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Archive for Thursday, July 12, 2007

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Clinton Lake Dam Outlet
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Does the city need new regulations to reduce incidents at Lawrence bars?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
50%
Yes
 
46%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 338
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6News video: Authorities still unsure of the cause of recent a Eudora fire
July 12, 2007
Firefighters cannot come up with the cause of a July Fourth blaze that swept through a Eudora home.
6News video: School leaders scramble to take steps to keep concealed weapons out of schools
July 12, 2007
A new version of the Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act went into effect May 3rd. It says that licensed gun owners can now carry concealed weapons into schools - unless a sign is posted that says otherwise.
6News video: Coffeyville more than likely years away from full recovery
July 12, 2007
It may be years before the Coffeyville economy rebuilds from the oily floodwater that submerged a quarter of the town.
6News video: City leaders to consider new traffic signal technology
July 12, 2007
Relief could be on the way for motorists frustrated with the constant stop and go traffic on one of Lawrence’s busiest streets.
6News video: At least five tower climbers have died nationwide
July 12, 2007
They climb thousands of feet in the air to make cell phone networks and television broadcasts possible. And in the last three weeks, at least five tower climbers have died nationwide. Two of those deaths happened just Southeast of Lawrence on Tuesday.
6Sports video: Raiders ready for weekend tourney
July 12, 2007
Another weekend … another chance to bring home a tournament title for the Lawrence Raiders. The city’s top American Legion squad travels to Olathe Friday to open play in the MANU Tournament.
6Sports video: KU volleyball squad hoping for return to NCAA Tourney
July 12, 2007
In 2003, Ray Bechard led the Kansas volleyball team into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. She did it again in 2004. Then, in 2005, the impossible happened … KU made its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance. However, that run has since ended and the team is ready to return.
6News video: Clinton Lake Dam outlet temporarily shut down
July 12, 2007
A few recurring problems prompt the US Army Corps of Engineers to shut down the outlet below Clinton Lake Dam, and as 6News reporter Laura McHugh explains, officials aren’t sure how long with temporary ban will last.
6News video: Manhattan one of five cities considered for Bio-Defense Facility
July 12, 2007
We now know Manhattan is one of the five cities still in the running for a National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. But many questions still remain about such a facility.
Littering leads Corps to block access
Reopening date undetermined
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A1
Too much of a good thing is causing problems at the Clinton Lake dam outlet. Rapid release of lake water means more fish in the outlet on the dam’s east side. And more fish attract more fishermen who leave more trash, said Jon Carlisle, ranger and natural resources specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
6News Now: “No Weapons” signs posted on Lawrence schools
July 12, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the school district is scrambling to keep weapons out of the classrooms, and the Clinton Dam Outlet is closed.
Island community declares independence
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A8
The day-trippers wheel their bikes off the ferry and ask for directions. I answer the way we do on an island without street signs. Go up past the boatyard, beyond the store, and take your next left.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A8
Property tax relief for Lawrence residents with more input from Kansas University was a key to enabling Lawrence to become a higher-quality community, city manager Ray Wells explained.
Baseball’s second half: ‘Now the fun starts’
From Bonds to Brewers to Yankees, after-the-break story lines plentiful
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Barry Bonds likely will take down the Hammer’s home run record soon. The fates of the surprising Milwaukee Brewers, the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees are far murkier.
Horoscopes
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B8
For Thursday, July 12
Religion as campaign tactic
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A9
Some unknown author once said, “Everybody should believe in something; I believe I’ll have another drink.”
Piggybacking’ credit cards a bad idea
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B9
A pending change to a popular credit scoring system is about to make it much harder for people to polish their credit by riding the coattails of someone else’s good payment record.
Oil aid shipped to North Korea
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A7
South Korea sent a shipload of oil to North Korea today, a move expected to trigger the communist nation to shut down its only working nuclear reactor in a landmark first step toward dismantling its atomic bomb program.
Pump patrol
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Increasing violations to close dam outlet
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
The outlet below Clinton Lake dam will be temporarily closed Friday.
Our town sports
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B3
Workers killed in fall ID’d
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
Douglas County officials Wednesday released the identities of the two men who fell to their death from a communications tower in rural Douglas County the day before.
Veteran leader takes new role
Sebelius appoints Lawrence resident to regulatory board
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B9
Joe Harkins, a 40-year veteran of state government, has been appointed to the Kansas Corporation Commission by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Hot rod series goes nowhere
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
“Hard Shine” (9 p.m., TLC) arrives with a dull thud. It’s as if the sole purpose of this 10-part reality series is to prove that the garage-documentary genre has run out of gas.
Execution is state’s first in 60 years
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A7
A 25-year-old man was executed by lethal injection Wednesday for the torture and slaying of a teenager who was forced to drink hydrochloric acid during a robbery of his home. It was the state’s first execution in 60 years.
Safety Break to give motorists driving tips
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Kansas Motor Carriers Association will give motorists near Ottawa a break from driving this weekend - but not a break from learning.
Meetings to discuss plans for Black Jack
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Black Jack Battlefield Trust has scheduled two public meetings next week to outline plans for Battlefield Park east of Baldwin City.
Automated postal machines delayed
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A6
The Postal Service is delaying the second stage of installing automated postal centers in lobbies.
Lugar on right track with farm subsidies
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A8
Time was, Riley Webster Lugar, a Hoosier farmer, vociferously disapproved of the New Deal policy of killing baby pigs to control supply in the hope of raising prices.
On the record
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence crime blotter.
Therapist attends course on easing pain
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B9
Evonne Cooper, a physical therapist with Lawrence Therapy Services, attended an advanced continuing education course recently in Kansas City, Mo., on the use of ultrasound and electrical stimulation to ease pain and inflammation problems.
Kansas Parole Board denies release for killer
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A4
Francis Donald Nemechek, serving five life sentences for a string of killings in the mid-1970s, has been denied parole and must wait 10 years before applying again.
KU’s Wilson fifth at Women’s Amateur
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B5
Kansas University’s Sydney Wilson, a red-shirt freshman from Lawrence, shot a third-round 74 to place fifth at the 85th Kansas Women’s Amateur Golf Championship on Wednesday at Reflection Ridge Golf Club Wichita, Wednesday.
Lawrence police officers attend homicide seminar
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A4
Law enforcement representatives from eight states and several Lawrence police officers wrapped up a three-day seminar on homicide investigations Wednesday.
New material shows Nixon craved ‘nice’ image
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A10
President Nixon and his 1972 re-election campaign tried to tie Democrats to the mob, gay liberation and even slavery, according to newly released papers and tapes betraying bare-knuckle tactics from the dawn of the Watergate scandal.
Oklahoma vacates wins
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B5
Calling the case “significant and serious,” the NCAA’s Division I infractions committee said Wednesday that Oklahoma must vacate its eight football victories during the 2005 season, including a bowl win, because of major violations involving players working at a Norman auto dealership.
Effort advances
Kansas should now mount a united effort to promote Manhattan as the site of a new Homeland Security research facility.
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A8
It’s great news that Manhattan is among the five finalists for the new $451 million National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility.
Iraq role
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: As one of the few Iraq veterans that several people I encounter have met, I am frequently asked about my opinion of the war.
Commission plans policy development to help minorities
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A5
Members of the Kansas African American Affairs Commission are looking to advocate for economic development, health care and education policies that will benefit minorities.
Schiavo’s brother stumps for Brownback
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A7
The Brownback for President campaign on Wednesday announced the Pro-Life, Whole-Life Tour, a series of campaign events featuring pro-life activists Bobby Schindler, the brother of the late Terri Schiavo, and Francis Bok, an escaped slave from the Sudan.
Lawrence Datebook
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
A bright side
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: I’ve been following the comments on the new format for the newspaper, but, so far, no one has addressed the problem I have with it. I’m sorry to have to say this, but I do have a problem with it.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s Cole Aldrich and Tyrel Reed were disappointed Jayhawk teammate Darrell Arthur was unable to play for the U.S. Under 19 Select team in the Global Games finals in Dallas.
Two injured in rollover wreck
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A5
Two men were life-flighted to a Kansas City area hospital Wednesday afternoon after a Chevrolet truck rolled over on the 400 block of North Street.
Senate Republicans get nowhere in seeking change of course in Iraq
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A7
Nervous Senate Republicans beseeched the White House without apparent success Wednesday for a quick change in course on Iraq as congressional Democrats insisted on high-profile votes calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops by spring.
All-Star game will never be the same
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B2
Raise your hand if you made room on your busy schedule for the All-Star game Tuesday night. Tell us if you cared who won. Better yet, tell us if you watched all nine innings. Thought so.
Owner change likely for quarry
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
Despite opposition from some adjacent landowners, Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday said they intend to grant a permit allowing a change of ownership at a rock quarry.
County’s United Way leader to retire
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B10
After more than a decade on the job, the leader of the United Way of Douglas County will retire in March, the social service organization announced Wednesday.
Responsible watering helps lawn, garden survive summer
July 12, 2007 in print edition on C1
It looks as though the Kansas summer is finally upon us. Hot days, warm nights and little rain mean we need to better manage our yards and gardens to survive the summer. There are some methods to make this happen without wasting money or water.
Bike and Build tour makes local stop to help with Habitat home
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
Jerrod Dolenz says he doesn’t believe he is experienced at building houses.
Fun and Games moving to 23rd Street location
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B9
Fun and Games, a fixture in downtown Lawrence for nearly three decades, is moving its costumes, novelties and other products to a new home along 23rd Street.
Cancellara keeps his yellow jersey
Norway’s Hushovd takes fourth stage of Tour de France
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B2
Fabian Cancellara says he knows his days in the Tour de France’s yellow jersey are numbered as the race heads toward the Alps.
Outreach to offer free blood pressure tests
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
A blood pressure screening is set for Monday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Energy-friendly ‘green’ roofs taking off in U.S. urban areas
July 12, 2007 in print edition on C2
The sod house pioneers who fashioned farms from the tallgrass prairies of the American Midwest probably would have scoffed had you called them visionaries.
Discrimination
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: I taught swimming for the Lawrence Recreation Commission for six years during the 1950s when, because of racial discrimination, children such as those pictured on the front page of the July 7 Journal-World were denied access to the only swimming pool in town open to the “public,” the privately owned Jayhawk Plunge.
Commodities
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B9
How to remove a tick from your child
July 12, 2007 in print edition on C1
Boy, your child’s freckles really stand out in the sun - but wait, that one looks like it’s moving! It isn’t a freckle at all. It’s a tick. What should you do?
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 12, 1907: “The state board of education has granted certificates to most of those who want to be teachers and the recent Kansas University graduates seeking certificates did not see one of their group turned down.
Wells inducted into high school hall
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Former Lawrence High coach Joan Wells celebrated Independence Day in a special way.
Woman claims marriage to bin Laden’s son
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A7
A British woman said Wednesday she has married Omar bin Laden, the al-Qaida leader’s fourth son, after they met in Egypt last fall.
Bigger might be better for Pan Am hopefuls
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
The 12-man U.S. Pan American Games basketball roster will be filled with college players.
Bush orders former counsel to defy subpoena
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A1
President Bush ordered former White House Counsel Harriet Miers to stay away today from a House panel investigating last year’s firings of nine U.S. attorneys, prompting the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee to threaten Miers with a contempt citation.
Kansas unfazed by OU penalty
Jayhawks likely to put asterisk next to loss
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Historical revisionism at Oklahoma University probably won’t have much of an impact on Kansas University’s football history.
Antifreeze chemical banned in toothpaste
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A7
China banned diethylene glycol - a thickening agent in antifreeze - from use in toothpaste Wednesday, one of its most significant concessions yet as it struggles to regain international confidence in the country’s beleaguered exports.
Manhattan makes cut for national biodefense facility
Leavenworth not included on list of five possible sites
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A1
Manhattan, where Kansas State University is already a leader in biosecurity research, is a finalist to host the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s $451 million biodefense laboratory.
Return to glory?
LHS coach hopes to tap tradition
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High dominated Kansas high school volleyball during the latter quarter of the 20th century.
Keegan: Portrayal offends Reggie
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Good: ESPN’s reality television show in which Bobby Knight selected a walk-on for Texas Tech, whittling the field one cut at a time. Bad: ESPN hiring Brian Dennehy to portray Knight in a made-for-TV movie.
People in the news
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ DUI trial postponed¢ Royal retort
What to plant
July 12, 2007 in print edition on C2
Here are some tips from Edmund Snodgrass, co-author of “Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide,” on planning a green roof:
Independence woman wins $12.9M jackpot
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A4
When Lori Boyle stopped Wednesday to get gas and check on a lottery ticket, she had no idea she would walk out of the store a multimillionaire.
Explosives belts seized on Syrian border
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A7
Iraqi security forces seized 200 explosive belts along the Syrian border Wednesday, a police spokesman said, reinforcing Baghdad’s claims that its western neighbor isn’t doing enough to stop the flow of fighters and weapons to al-Qaida in Iraq.
Report: Al-Qaida on rebound
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A7
The al-Qaida terrorist network has rebounded and is at its greatest strength since it was expelled from Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a new top-level U.S. intelligence assessment concludes, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
Sunny disposition
State flower boasts big blooms and inspirational beauty
July 12, 2007 in print edition on C1
If you’ve never seen a field of sunflowers in person, you must put it on your list of “things to do before you die.”
KU baseball to play Croatian exhibition
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B5
Kansas University’s baseball team announced it will open the 2007 fall season with an exhibition game against the Croatian National Team at 5 p.m. Sept. 2 at Hoglund Ballpark. Admission will be free.
No regrets
A year after announcing he’d join NASCAR, Juan Pablo Montoya is enjoying stock-car racing
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B6
In a world of changing racing fortunes, it could be argued that Juan Pablo Montoya has come out on the wrong end of the career shift he announced a year ago this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.
Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson dies
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady who championed conservation and worked tenaciously for the political career of her husband, Lyndon B. Johnson, died Wednesday, a family spokeswoman said. She was 94.
Royals add infielder
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B5
The Kansas City Royals claimed infielder Jason Smith off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Questions, answers about Kansas’ quest for lab
July 12, 2007 in print edition on A1
Here are key questions and answers about the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility and Kansas’ quest to secure it.
Lawrence resident wins free energy for a year
July 12, 2007 in print edition on B9
Madhan Durai, Lawrence, joined four other customers of Aquila Corp. who received one year of free energy from Owens Corning during the Pink Ticket Giveaway.