Archive for Friday, July 13, 2007

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Would you feel safe living near the National Bio- and Agro- Defense Facility?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
51%
No
 
44%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 178
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Levi Lyons, Lawrence, who'll be a junior at Kansas University this fall, fishes Thursday in the Clinton Lake dam outlet.  The outlet is being closed today because some fishermen were leaving too much trash that could wash downriver and were using illegal fishing techniques. Littering leads Corps to block access
July 12, 2007 in print edition on 1A
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.
10:00 a.m.
Cancer research is under way at both Kansas University's main campus and at Kansas University Medical Center, shown above, in Kansas City, Kan. KU Hospital ranked nationally
July 13, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University Hospital is ranked nationally as having the 30th best heart care and heart surgery program in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals” issue, to be released today. Leaders with the hospital in Kansas City, Kan., on Thursday announced the ranking and said it was the hospital’s first time to make a U.S. News specialty ranking.
1:00 p.m.
Traffic flows past the corner of 23rd Street and Ousdahl Road. New lights may help 6th Street traffic flow
July 13, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Soon, there will be no doubt about which is the smartest street in Lawrence. A nearly 1.5-mile section of Sixth Street from Iowa to Massachusetts will have that distinction if city commissioners follow through on a City Hall budget recommendation to use new technology to coordinate traffic signals on the stretch of road.
5:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
Midwestern Music Camp's Jazz Workshop
Posted July 13, 2007
If jazz is dying, you can't tell it by going to Kansas University's Murphy Hall this week. Around 100 junior high and high school students are honing their skills at the Midwestern Music Camp's Jazz Workshop. They'll perform at 1:30 p.m. today in Room 130 in Murphy. This week's Pulse Podcast focuses on the future of jazz. Dan Gailey, director of KU's jazz studies program, and student musicians Addison Frei (Lawrence High School) and Emily Foerschler (Free State High School) talk about young people's interest in jazz, and the future of the genre in general. And, as always, you can hear about some of the other events going on in Lawrence this weekend in our weekly Best Bets feature. Multi-Media

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6News video: New park to commemorate Lawrence’s history
July 13, 2007
On September 16th, Lawrence will receive one big birthday present three years in the making!
6News video: Mass. Street back to normal
July 13, 2007
Construction crews finished up the last of the waterline project today which had been obstructing several blocks of Massachusetts Street.
6News video: Startling statistic troubles local mental health workers
July 13, 2007
Several recent incidents shed light on a disturbing trend: Douglas County’s suicide rate is up - soaring above the national average.
6News video: School District still working out details for upcoming school year
July 13, 2007
The start of the school year is just weeks away and the Lawrence School District and the local teacher’s union are still trying to hash out details for the new year.
6News video: Owners of ‘Cat Tracker’ to be sued
July 13, 2007
The owners of a K-State fan bus have been sued by the widow of a fan who died when he hit his head on an overpass on the way to a football game in Lawrence.
6Sports video: Ask a Pro: Randy Towner helps David in Lawrence with his approach shots
July 13, 2007
This week, David in Lawrence wants to know how to make his approach shots look more like the pros do. For the answer, we contacted our own pro, Randy Towner.
6News video: Never too old to ride a bike?
July 13, 2007
Fundraising and the love of a challenge keep one Lawrence resident biking at 78 years old.
6News video: Seven-story hotel proposed near 12th and Indiana
July 13, 2007
A seven-story hotel proposed for the heart of Lawrence is now on the desks of the city planning office.
6News video: Art a la Carte for July 13, 2007
July 13, 2007
Welcome to Art a la Carte. I’m Journal-World arts editor Mindie Paget.
6News video: New elementary school finds a home in Eudora
July 13, 2007
A new elementary school is on the way for residents of Eudora and now it has a home just Southwest of 10th and Peach streets.
6News Now: Cat Tracker owners sued
July 13, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the owners of the Cat Tracker fan bus are being sued by the widow of last year’s accident victim, and waterline work is finished early on Massachusetts Street.
Kansas flags to half-staff in honor of Lady Bird Johnson
Johnson died Wednesday at age 94 in Austin, Texas
July 13, 2007
“I urge all Kansans to join me in honoring Lady Bird Johnson’s memory,” Sebelius said in a statement. “She was a graceful first lady for our nation who distinguished herself through her commitment to conservation and her work to protect the environment.”
Massachusetts Street to reopen this afternoon
The road has been limited to one-lane traffic and parking on only side of the street since late May
July 13, 2007
Philip Ciesielski, assistant utilities director for the city, said today that crews are installing the final patches of asphalt on the project that stretches from Ninth Street to 11th Street. He said that means the road should be fully open - barring a rainstorm - by this evening. The road has been limited to one-lane traffic and parking on only side of the street since late May.
Eudora school board OKs land purchase
Voters to consider bond issue for elementary school in November
July 13, 2007
The Eudora school board on Thursday unanimously approved purchase of land for a new first- through fifth-grade elementary school. The purchase is contingent on results of a Nov. 6 vote on a proposed $45 million bond issue.
KU student voted off ‘Big Brother’ show
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A5
Kansas University student Carol Journey, 21, from Haysville, was the first person voted off the CBS show “Big Brother 8” during an episode aired Thursday night.
Johnson City prepares for last Lady Bird tribute
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
People in this Hill Country town that gave respite to a war-weary president and became the home of his widow for decades were preparing Thursday for a final farewell for the gentle woman they considered a friend.
Financing clause makes a difference
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B11
Prospective home buyers should always include a financing contingency in their offers, especially now that mortgage rates have been moving higher.
Horoscopes
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B10
Those with birthdays today: You often drive a hard bargain, but that is better than others driving a hard bargain with you. Friends, especially a man, could make an enormous difference in your life.
Don’t leave ed law behind
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A11
The complaints are reaching a crescendo as Congress moves closer to reauthorizing No Child Left Behind, the education reform law that President Bush passed with rare bipartisan support in 2001. Conservatives are wailing about federal intrusion. Teachers unions and some leading Democrats moan that the law relies too much on testing as the measure of student progress.
Heat’s Walker leaving neighborhood
Home invasion in Chicago shakes up forward enough to depart $4.1 million abode
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Antoine Walker’s stately home, which sits along a plush row of town homes on West Huron Street, sits empty. No people standing on the back porch, no flashy cars easing in and out of the alley garage. Just an industrial-size trash can, bulging with bags of garbage and empty shoe boxes near the rear gate.
Never break the chain
Move to Nashville allows Lawrence’s Sarah Buxton to achieve her country singing and songwriting dreams
July 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
So much of what audiences need to know about Sarah Buxton she spells out in the first lyric on her latest album. She sings, “I left Lawrence, Kansas, at the age of 17 / To chase down my own version of the American dream.” Ten years later, that dream has evolved into a daily reality for the Nashville-based country artist.
Stricter DUI laws now in effect in Kansas
Drivers with .15 blood alcohol concentration will have licenses suspended for a year
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
Seven one-hundredths of a point many not seem like much when it comes to blood alcohol concentration, but now it can be the difference between 30 days or one year for a suspended license. But that’s not all.
Commentary: Selig defies critics with All-Star game that counts
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B5
Bud Selig, one of the all-time consensus builders, doesn’t concede important points easily. Baseball’s grinder of a commissioner took his share of knocks for realignment, interleague play and the expanded playoffs back in the mid-‘90s, and he delights in reminding his many converts about all the squawking that change caused at the time.
Snell, Gorzelanny giving Pirates hope
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B5
The Pittsburgh Pirates, eight games under .500 and well down the NL Central standings, have been off the radar for weeks to many who follow the majors.
F1 won’t return to Indy in 2008
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B7
Formula One’s U.S. Grand Prix won’t return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next year after officials failed to reach a new deal.
Earnhardt mainstreams his marketability
Junior has pick of endorsement deals, with adidas No. 1 on the list
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B7
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was a freshman in high school when he figured out that image is everything and for him to be considered cool, he had to have a pair of old-school adidas Samba Classic sneakers.
Thome’s blast boosts Chisox
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B4
Jim Thome’s 487th career homer ignited a four-run first inning against Jeremy Guthrie, and Chicago held on to beat Baltimore.
More to candidate than a funny name
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A10
Back in college, the resident adviser in my dorm was a guy named Dave Ehrke. I’m guessing at the spelling (this was more than 30 years ago) but I remember it rhymed with “turkey,” a coincidence we frosh were quick to exploit.
Manual arts’
Lawrence has often been a pace-setter in training for “noncollege” careers.
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A10
Over the years, Lawrence has done a better job than many communities in providing sources for what once was considered “vocational education” - you know, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, secretarial work, auto mechanics and bookkeeping, to name a few.
Research lab would employ strict security
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
Air pumped in and out of the building. Surveillance cameras. Intrusion alarms. Fencing. Eye and fingerprint scanners. Decontaminating showers. When it comes to security measures at research labs where the world’s most dangerous diseases are studied, steps are taken to make sure what comes in doesn’t come out.
Side effect reports triple after study
Doctors probably weren’t aware of role diabetes drug played, spike suggests
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A12
In the month after a surprising analysis revealed possible heart risks from the blockbuster diabetes drug Avandia, reports of side effects to federal regulators tripled.
Monk’s biggest fan returns
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
Two USA network favorites return, and not without a few satirical glances at the state of television. Sarah Silverman stars on “Monk” (8 p.m., USA) as Marci Maven, Adrian Monk’s biggest fan. Hey, it’s only fitting that a detective with OCD should have an obsessive fan.
U.S. troops conduct raid in Baghdad Shiite district
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
U.S. troops raided a Shiite area of Baghdad on Thursday, capturing two militants believed linked to Iran and sparking a battle that Iraqi officials said killed 19 people. Two employees of the Reuters news agency were among the dead.
KU Hospital ranked nationally
U.S. News and World Report rates cardiac program No. 30
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
Kansas University Hospital is ranked nationally as having the 30th best heart care and heart surgery program in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals” issue, to be released today. Leaders with the hospital in Kansas City, Kan., on Thursday announced the ranking and said it was the hospital’s first time to make a U.S. News specialty ranking.
Bush must try to rally support
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A10
“All we are saying is give peace a chance,” says John Lennon’s anti-war protest song. But though President Bush’s recent remarks to the Greater Cleveland Partnership may have borrowed a page from Lennon’s songbook, they sang quite a different tune to a pro-war beat. All Bush is saying is give Gen. David Petraeus a chance.
House Democrats take step toward holding former aide in contempt
July 13, 2007
House Democrats on Thursday took the first step toward holding former White House counsel Harriet Miers in contempt of Congress after she defied a subpoena - at President Bush’s order - and skipped a hearing on the firing of U.S. attorneys.
Chinese TV report shows buns stuffed with cardboard
Nation to begin food safety checks during Olympic trials
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
A system to monitor food safety will go into effect during test events for the 2008 Beijing Olympics next month, a government watchdog announced Thursday, even as a TV station aired an undercover investigation showing how shredded cardboard was used as a filling in steamed buns.
Golden age of radio to be showcased by Lawrence enthusiast
July 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
In 2000, Ryan Ellett was searching for an Internet radio station and stumbled upon a Web site with downloadable episodes of the vintage radio serial “The Shadow.” A show featuring the mysterious costumed crime-fighter ran from 1931-1954 and was best remembered for introducing the world to a then-unknown Orson Welles.
Tiger beat:
Missouri has offense to rule North, but South could rise to top of the Big 12 again
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Get pumped. The college football season - at least in the Big 12 Conference - could be as wild and unpredictable as ever. There certainly are favorites to win the league (surprise, surprise, Texas and Oklahoma), and there are favorites to drag behind while getting re-situated (Iowa State and Baylor). But it has been awhile since there have been five or six legitimate candidates to make a league title run.
State AG to review police dog’s death
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
The state attorney general’s office has been asked to review the death of a drug-detecting dog that was left in a vehicle in hot weather, authorities said.
State fairgrounds renovation complete
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Kansas State Fairgrounds have a new look.
Mayer: Kansas truly loaded
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Millionaire Julian Wright has removed himself from the Kansas basketball equation, and Darrell Arthur and Brandon Rush have medical obstacles to overcome before they are re-included. Those are players of merit whose absence would devastate a lot of college teams. Not so at KU.
Wright blanked in summer-league game
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University basketball forward Julian Wright, who scored in double figures in his first two games as a professional, came up empty against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. The 6-foot-8 first-round pick of the New Orleans Hornets went 0-for-9 from the field and failed to score in a 72-58 NBA summer-league loss in Las Vegas.
Quilters comfort soldiers at war
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
Diane Hendry knows why a quilt is sometimes worth more than its material. “They’re comforting. They’re part of home,” Hendry said. She also knows the dangers facing members of the armed forces. Hendry’s son-in-law served abroad from 2005 to 2006, she said.
Pump patrol
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.15 at several locations.
Ferrari owners invited to participate in show
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
Ferrari owners have their priorities. “Once they start talking about vehicles, everything else is secondary,” said Maria Martin, a Lawrence resident and member of the Ferrari Club of America, Kansas City chapter.
Blood drive to have ‘M*A*S*H’ theme
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
The inaugural Lawrence Community M*A*S*H Blood drive gives area residents an opportunity to possibly save lives while honoring the military and a movie classic.
Commodities
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B11
Corn and soybean futures finished higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery dipped 0.4 cent to $6.214 a bushel; December corn jumped 9.6 cents to $3.652; September oats rose 2.4 cents to $2.70; November soybeans surged 18.6 cents to $9.414.
Gooden to be traded?
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
The Cavaliers’ pursuit of a point guard has heated up again.
Surgeon general nominee dismisses earlier views on gays
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
President Bush’s nominee for surgeon general insisted Thursday that he harbors no bias against homosexuals in spite of his 1991 writings viewed by some as anti-gay.
World’s tallest man marries 5-foot-6 woman
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
The world’s tallest man married a woman who’s two-thirds his height and half his age, holding a traditional Mongolian ceremony Thursday with great fanfare at the tomb of Kublai Khan.
Research: People may be able to train selves to forget bad memories
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A12
Scientists have found evidence that people can actively suppress disturbing memories by choosing not to think about them, a finding that could lead to improved therapies for post-traumatic stress, whose sufferers are haunted by scary memories they can’t control.
Vaughn signing announced
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Former Kansas University point guard Jacque Vaughn, who recently reached terms on a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs, has signed the contract, the Spurs announced Thursday.
People in the news
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ BBC apologizes for saying Queen walked out of sitting¢ Judge freezes cash sought by Birkhead in attorney dispute¢ Special treatment allegations surround Paris Hilton’s jail stay
Police seize Florida treasure hunter’s ship
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
Spanish Civil Guards on Thursday heightened a battle over a $500 million treasure of gold and silver coins from a shipwreck when they seized a vessel belonging to a Tampa, Fla.,-based company.
Youth football camp to be held Tuesday
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
Football coaches of the Gorillas’ second-and-third grade team will hold a mini-camp Tuesday on the south side of Southwest Jr. High from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
About $16,400 found in men’s bathrooms
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
Envelopes containing 10,000 yen - about $82 - and notes wishing the finder well have been discovered in municipal toilets across Japan, media reports said, baffling civil servants and triggering a nationwide hunt.
Drop apathy
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A10
To the editor: At last! A stirring from amid the apathetic masses in America! How refreshing to read William Smith’s letter to the editor of July 10 asking how “Cuba can have a better health care system than the United States of America?” Indeed, something IS wrong, and has been for at least the past six years - and not only with our health care system.
Young Howard to stay in Orlando
Just 21, former overall No. 1 pick signs 5-year extension
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Only 21 years old, Dwight Howard already says he wants to retire in Orlando.
Iraq report depicts halting progress
House votes to begin withdrawal
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Iraqi government is achieving only spotty military and political progress, the Bush administration conceded Thursday in an assessment that war critics quickly seized on as confirmation of their dire warnings.
Dog safety
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A10
To the editor: As a concerned pet owner, I think it’s important for people on the street to ask whether or not it’s OK for them to pet a dog owned by somebody else. I enjoy taking my dog for walks on Mass. Street, but very frequently, over-excited adults and children suddenly run over to my dog with outstretched hands and screaming voices.
Governor signs cockfighting ban
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
The only state where breeders can still legally pit fighting roosters against each other in bloody battles to the death has officially banned cockfighting starting next summer.
McGovern still mourns ‘72 loss
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A11
Thirty-five years after his ill-fated presidential run, George McGovern remains wistful about what might have been. Preparing to mark that anniversary this weekend - along with his 85th birthday next week - the onetime South Dakota senator often harks back to the mishaps that bedeviled his candidacy.
N.J. beauty queen allowed to keep crown
Case illustrates that ‘private’ online photos really aren’t
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
It’s not just Jersey girls who get tripped up by embarrassing Internet photos. Whether trying to become the next American Idol, Miss America, or just get an office job somewhere, people are starting to take steps to ensure that photos and personal information they post on the Web don’t end up coming back to bite them.
Virgins given tickets to off-Broadway play
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
How do you prove you’re a virgin in the town that inspired “Sex and the City”? The producers of an off-Broadway show are giving away free tickets to anyone who can demonstrate his or her chastity. Which raises the question: Just how will the theater know?
Midland Care to offer pulmonary seminar
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B11
Health-care providers are invited to attend a workshop on understanding chronic pulmonary disease, offered by Midland Care Connection Inc. The seminar will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Midland’s campus, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka.
Wrigley roughed up by The Police
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B5
Sting was at Wrigley Field while the Cubs were on the road last week, and now center field at the neighborhood ballpark is looking a bit rough.
Ex-mayor indicted on corruption charges
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A7
Sharpe James, mayor of Newark for 20 years, was indicted Thursday on corruption charges alleging that he spent city money extravagantly on himself and several women, and that he helped one of his companions rake in more than $500,000 on the fraudulent sale of city land.
Consultants attend spending seminar
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B11
Ray Poteet, Heather Poteet, Jodi Schlesener and Mike Everett, of Alpha & Omega Financial Services, Lawrence, attended a seminar on the Infinite Banking Concept recently in Birmingham, Ala. The process involves using dividend-paying life insurance to recapture the interest a consumer usually pays a bank.
Despite demotion, tiny Pluto still beloved
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A5
Though Pluto was stripped of its planetary status last August, some Lawrencians still celebrated the man who discovered the rock Thursday night at the Watkins Community Museum of History. “There’s always going to be a fondness for it here,” said John Beam, a 1958 Kansas University graduate and former physics professor.
Lawrence Datebook
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
West Nile case reported in Kansas
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B12
The state has recorded its first reported case of West Nile virus in a human this year, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Thursday.
Salvation Army lists most-needed supplies
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
Greensburg residents need bleach, laundry, dish soap and cleaning supplies the most, according to a Salvation Army list for the city that was ravaged by a tornado May 4.
New center to study soybeans
Pioneer seed company to open office in Lawrence to test crop varieties
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B11
The Pioneer seed company will make a several hundred thousand dollar investment in Lawrence to establish a new soybean research center near Lawrence Municipal Airport.
Officers tackling residents’ issues, worries on neighborhood level
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
Seven months since it was created, officers in the Neighborhood Resource program say they are connecting with community members. Tina Shambaugh and Trent McKinley, former Lawrence patrol officers, have visited several groups in the city, including eight neighborhood associations. They also try to be a presence at each City Commission meeting.
Now what? Astana suffers rash of crashes
Swiss team - left out last year because of doping - has top two riders spill
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
Team Astana missed last year’s Tour de France over a doping probe. Now, its star riders have another problem: crashes on the course.
KU employees named to Continuing Ed posts
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
Two Kansas University executives were named to positions in the KU Continuing Education department Thursday. KU Provost Richard Lariviere named Fred Pawlicki, interim executive director of Continuing Education, as executive director.
Study: Fewer teens have sex, more use condoms
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A7
Fewer high school students are having sex these days, and more are using condoms. The teen birth rate has hit a record low.
Widow of man killed on Cat Tracker bus files suit
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed against the owners of the Cat Tracker bus and the man who was driving last year when a Shawnee man was killed on the way to a Kansas-Kansas State football game.
Boy, 4, drowns in wave pool at amusement park
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A7
A 4-year-old boy drowned Thursday in a wave pool at the Paramount Great America amusement park, authorities said.
On the record
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence Police are investigating a report of animal cruelty in the 2500 block of Ousdahl Road. A neighbor called police last Friday to report that she heard dogs yelping from inside and could smell an odor of waste from outside the apartment.
Analysis: Overweight kids face widespread stigma
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A12
Overweight children are stigmatized by their peers as early as age 3 and even face bias from their parents and teachers, giving them a quality of life comparable to people with cancer, a new analysis concludes.
Beckham on U.S. soil
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Soccer standout David Beckham and his wife, Victoria, arrived Thursday night to begin their new lives in the United States.
Blue Sky opens gallery for residential products
July 13, 2007
Blue Sky: Wind, Solar & Home, a retailer of environmentally-friendly building materials and products for homes, has opened a new gallery at 920 Mass.
News of the weird
July 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network activists told reporters in June that at least 59 U.S.-trained Arabic speakers have been ejected from the military because they’re gay (and in each case despite being a native English-speaker who completed intense, expensive military language school).
Passenger questioned after flight diverted
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A7
Fears of a security breach caused a flight from Los Angeles to London to be diverted to New York early Thursday, but after searching the plane and re-screening its 230 passengers, officials said they found nothing suspicious.
Mets flash early power
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B4
Jose Reyes and Ruben Gotay opened with consecutive home runs, the first time that’s happened in the 46-season history of the Mets, and New York beat Cincinnati.
New lights may help 6th Street traffic flow
Signals from Iowa to Mass. streets will adjust with weather
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
Soon, there will be no doubt about which is the smartest street in Lawrence. A nearly 1.5-mile section of Sixth Street from Iowa to Massachusetts will have that distinction if city commissioners follow through on a City Hall budget recommendation to use new technology to coordinate traffic signals on the stretch of road.
Leavenworth welcomes new commander with Iraq experience
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
The new commander at Fort Leavenworth, fresh off a tour in Iraq, said progress was being made in the war-torn country. After a ceremony Thursday honoring him as the new commander of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV spoke about his year in Iraq.
Fireworks suspected, not confirmed, in fire
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A5
The cause of last week’s fire that resulted in $125,000 in damage to two Eudora homes is officially undetermined, according to Eudora Fire Chief Randy Ates.
Report: Al-Qaida renewing efforts to sneak plotters into U.S.
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A7
Al-Qaida is stepping up its efforts to sneak terror operatives into the United States and has acquired most of the capabilities it needs to strike here, according to a new U.S. intelligence assessment, The Associated Press has learned.
Bonds’ record-breaker could get odd reaction
July 13, 2007 in print edition on B4
If Barry Bonds doesn’t splash his 756th home run into the bay, the record-breaker could come in Hank Aaron’s old hometown. Or at the home of the Giants’ biggest rival. Or maybe a ballpark where fans usually throw back balls.
Pakistani president vows to crush radicals
July 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
Officials let a jailed cleric attend the burial of his slain brother Thursday, and he turned the funeral oration into a fiery denunciation of the government for the bloody siege at Islamabad’s Red Mosque and called for an “Islamic revolution.”