Archive for Sunday, July 15, 2007

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Cheerleading Clinic Fastpitch softball XTerra Stump Jumpin' Trail Race A look back at Potter's past
Who's the most likely character to die in the final "Harry Potter" book?

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Lord Voldemort
Harry Potter
Severus Snape
Draco Malfoy
Hermione Granger
Ron Weasley
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6News video: Unique Lawrence home makes state, national register
July 15, 2007
For 51 years a central Lawrence home has drawn looks from people who are fascinated yet puzzled. Now what’s known as the double hyperbolic paraboloid home has been added to the Kansas and National Historic Register.
6News video: Tonganoxie bridge set to close for repairs
July 15, 2007
A little bridge that has caused a lot of fuss in Tonganoxie will close for repairs tomorrow.
6News video: KU’s Chalmers, Collins cut from U.S. team
July 15, 2007
Now to the hardwood where last week, Jayhawk fans found out earlier today that both Mario Chalmers and Sherron Collins were cut from the USA Pan-American games team.
July 15, 2007
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That was the mentality this weekend as the Douglas County Special Olympics hosted their annual golf tournament, after wet weather earlier this summer forced the benefit to be rescheduled.
6News video: Ferrari show draws car lovers to downtown Lawrence
July 15, 2007
It was a day that would have made any car owner smile. Ferrari lovers revved up this afternoon for an event that was a sight for sore eyes.
6News video: Abandoned pets of flood victims finding new homes
July 15, 2007
Coffeyville’s air and water is clear of any alarming levels of hazardous chemicals according to the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, and as flood victims in nearby Oswatamie start to pick up the pieces, they also need to pick up their pets.
6News video: Various eye conditions common to boomer-age women
July 15, 2007
Presbyopia, or the inability to see things close up, is a fact of aging. But as editor Cathy Hamilton found out first hand, that’s not the only eye condition common to people over a certain age.
City’s history will be birthday present
Sesquicentennial Point should be ready for this year’s celebration
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
Construction is under way on one of the biggest birthday presents Lawrence has ever received.
Suicide rate up this year
Mental health advocates see need for added services
July 15, 2007
A 54-year-old man is found hanging by his neck in a Lawrence storage shed. A 29-year-old Lawrence man tries to kill himself on the railroad tracks in North Lawrence. A man in his 20s kills himself at Wells Overlook Park south of Lawrence.
Driver killed in wreck on flood-damaged road
July 15, 2007
A man was killed this morning in a rollover wreck on a flood-damaged Franklin County road after he drove around a barricade.
Suicide bombers target military convoys
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
A suicide bomber attacked a military convoy near the Afghan border on Saturday, killing at least 24 Pakistani soldiers as thousands of troops deployed to thwart a call for an anti-government holy war.Another suicide car bomber struck a convoy elsewhere in the border region early Sunday, killing more than 10 security personnel, police said.
China tries to restore image after scandals
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
Stung by product safety scandals, Beijing is waging its own version of a corporate public relations campaign to repair China’s battered brand name.
The top five unanswered questions
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D5
The final Harry Potter book will finally answer these 5 questions.
Practical magic
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D4
Here’s a look at 10 spells from the “Harry Potter” series, courtesy of, and some possible everyday applications.
Futuristic noir thriller full of clever concepts
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D3
It is 2017, and Los Angeles is under assault by electronic image. Digital billboards litter the landscape, lining highways, blocking scenic vistas and even shining from beneath transparent sidewalks.
No time for vacation?
Workers avoiding traditional breaks
July 15, 2007 in print edition on E1
Nancy Kirk doesn’t have anything against vacations; she just doesn’t consider them worth the effort. Years ago, when her children were young, she remembers spending a week at a cottage.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B7
With well-wishers crowding into an overflowing courtroom, Mike Malone was officially installed as Douglas County’s new district judge.
Capitalism drives execution in China
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
China’s Communists always have been quick to execute political dissidents as a warning to follow the party’s ideological line. Now the regime summarily executes people for being bad at capitalism.
8 area teams play in tournament featuring spectator-friendly sport
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A10
Fastpitch softball is invading Lawrence this week. The softball diamonds at Clinton Lake, Holcom Park and Youth Sports Inc. will be flooded with 105 10-, 14- and 18-and-under girls fastpitch softball teams beginning with Monday’s opening ceremonies.
Ask the Pro
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C10
“Every weekend I turn on the TV and watch pro after pro put an enormous amount of spin on the ball on approach shots. No matter how hard I try, I can’t get the ball to back up on the green. What can I do to put more spin on the ball and me it back up on the green?”
Commentary: All-Star game could be even better
First pitch should come a little earlier (in postseason, too)
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C5
During his annual All-Star game luncheon with baseball writers last week, commissioner Bud Selig got a little irked about a specific line of questioning. And this one had nothing to do with Barry Bonds.
Glavine logs 298th career win
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C4
Tom Glavine earned his 298th win with a superb performance, and Lastings Milledge’s tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning sent New York past Cincinnati. Glavine (8-6) allowed only two hits, including Brandon Phillips’ homer, in eight innings.
Archives curator helps salvage memories from flood
July 15, 2007
Brenda Day intended to go back to work July 2 after taking a week off. The flood that swamped much of Franklin County from 17 inches of rain changed her mind.
People in the news
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Ivanka Trump to join board of father’s gaming company¢ Fantasia extends stay in ‘The Color Purple’¢ Police seek rapper for questioning after shooting
N. Korea says nuclear reactor shut down
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
A North Korean diplomat confirmed that his country had shut down its sole operating nuclear reactor after receiving an initial shipment of oil aid and said U.N. inspectors would start verifying the closure on Sunday.
Final chapter
As J.K. Rowling’s beloved series draws to a close, Lawrence fans predict fate of Potter and friends
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D1
You’ve read the books. You’ve seen the movies. And you’ve still got a good five days before “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the seventh and final novel in the wildly popular series by J.K. Rowling, hits the shelves.
SpringHill Suites manager honored
July 15, 2007 in print edition on E1
Michael Moore, general manager of SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Lawrence, has been named the 2006 General Manager of the Year by the hotel’s management company, Capital Management Inc.
Folk art finds fetch high prices
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D2
Folk art is art from everyday life that was made for entertainment or display, often by amateur artists. Collectors have focused on game boards, carousel figures, cigar-store Indians, tramp art and weathervanes.
Lady Bird was LBJ’s greatest asset
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B7
Almost 90 years old, almost blind, the world she knew almost gone, her husband almost forgotten, Lady Bird Johnson was sitting in her home, talking to a perfect stranger, giving her private thoughts on how she approached perhaps the most public tragedy of her time.
Iraqi PM: U.S. troops can leave ‘any time they want’
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A8
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki shrugged off U.S. doubts of his government’s military and political progress on Saturday, saying Iraqi forces are capable and American troops can leave “any time they want.”
Johnson remembered for wit, wisdom
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lady Bird Johnson’s wit, wisdom and love of beauty - in nature, in children and in democracy - were remembered Saturday as family, friends and presidents bade farewell at her funeral.
NASA fails endeavor to spell shuttle’s name right
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A12
NASA moved space shuttle Endeavour a step closer to liftoff without an essential part: the “u.”
Answers to the Journal-World’s Harry Potter predictions survey, sorted by respondent
July 15, 2007
Answers to the Journal-World’s Harry Potter predictions survey, sorted by respondent:
Swinging big with business
National softball tournament draws thousands, providing weeklong boon for local merchants
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
Lawrence merchants will be looking forward to more than the crack of the bat when an estimated 4,000 softball players, family members and friends will be in town this week for the American Fastpitch Softball Association’s National Championship Tournament. They’ll be listening for the ring of the cash registers, too.
Annual Wellness Expo offers free health screenings
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Marty Carr opened wide so Matt Sarna could stick a long cotton swab in his mouth. “That was pretty painless, wasn’t it?” Sarna asked. Marty, 9, grinned back.
State faces stiff competition during bid for defense facility
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
Georgia has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and North Carolina is home to the Research Triangle Park. San Antonio boasts about the only privately operated, high-security research lab in the country. And Mississippi can claim the congressman who chairs the Committee on Homeland Security.
Commentary: Cuban as owner of Cubs just doesn’t compute
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C6
How one goes about sending in an application to buy a Major League Baseball franchise is a mystery to those of us who aren’t in the ballclub-acquisition business. By fax? By standard mail? Or is there an on-line form?
Careless anglers cause fishing-line injuries
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C12
A distraught young Canada goose, a fishing hook protruding from her mouth, was rescued by a city police officer and a parks employee on June 22 in Helena, Ala., after passers-by on an early-morning stroll noticed her plight.
Harvick wins Chicagoland Busch race
Richard Childress Racing driver claims fourth victory at seven-year-old track
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C8
Some people have criticized Chicagoland Speedway for its bland “cookie cutter” layout, but it’s more like a cookie jar for Kevin Harvick.
Artest’s suspension to last seven games
Sacramento Kings not expected to get rid of troubled player in wake of NBA penalty
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C2
Ron Artest was in Africa on a goodwill tour, of all things, when the NBA announced Saturday that the Kings forward would be suspended for seven games for last season’s bad acts.
Divorce bill sets rules for pet custody
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A6
Talk about treating Fido like one of the family: Wisconsin legislators have introduced a bill that outlines how divorcing couples and the courts should handle custody battles over pets.
Rising fuel prices a blow to Air Force
July 15, 2007
You think your gasoline costs are high? Every time the price at the pump jumps a nickel, it causes budgetary heartburn for the U.S. Air Force, whose gas-guzzling fleet of nearly 6,000 aircraft devours about 7 million gallons of fuel a day.
Repayment rule worries pharmacies
Formula saves states, federal government money by reimbursing less on Medicaid prescriptions
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Pharmacists are keeping a wary eye on national and state lawmakers as they wait to see how a new Medicaid prescription drug reimbursement rule will be implemented. Conceived earlier this year as an effort to reign in soaring drug costs, the rule changes the formula for determining how much pharmacies will be reimbursed by Medicaid for 500 generic drugs.
Get your ‘Potter’ party on
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D4
A listing of Lawrence locations hosting Harry Potter events.
Commentary: Rods without reels can be fun
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C12
That was easy. In the clear lake I could see sunfish swimming around as far as 50 yards away, and it was fun to lay a small piece of nightcrawler gently into the middle of a small school about 30 feet off and watch them race for it.
Kanaan, Hornish apologize for fracas
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C8
Tony Kanaan and Sam Hornish Jr. apologized to each other Saturday about a tussle between the drivers after last week’s race.
Marine Corps ramps up ethics training
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A4
Perched atop a stack of foot lockers in a spotless barracks, drill instructor Gunnery Sgt. Celestino Casias asks 45 shaven-headed recruits what it takes to be a Marine. “Honor, courage, commitment!” the aspiring fighters shout in unison.
Man takes tank on rampage in suburbs
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A5
A man went on a rampage with a stolen armored personnel carrier through suburban Sydney, Australia, on Saturday, crashing into several mobile phone towers, telecommunications buildings and an electricity substation before being arrested.
Touring quilt exhibit features native artists
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D2
“Native Threads,” a touring quilt exhibit showcasing the native artistry of Kansas American Indian quilters, will be presented in six venues statewide, the Kansas Arts Commission has announced.
Wilson, Randall dynamic duo
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C10
Take the strength, youth, and raw athletic ability of Kansas University women’s golfer Sydney Wilson and blend those traits with the savvy and touch around the greens of former touring pro and long-time coach Ross Randall, and it’s scary to imagine what kind of scores such a golfer would post.
German rookie takes lead
Clean’ Gerdemann wins stage, dons yellow
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C9
Linus Gerdemann hadn’t even finished celebrating his first Tour de France stage victory before sounding a loud drumbeat from the winner’s circle: Races can and should be won clean.
New agent joins Realty Executives
July 15, 2007 in print edition on E1
Crystal Swearingen has joined Realty Executives-Hedges Real Estate in Lawrence as a Realtor.
Missing macaw found 80 miles from home
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A12
A pet macaw that flew away from its owners and went missing last weekend turned up alive and well in a most unlikely place - 80 miles away at the Jersey shore.
Putin to suspend treaty participation
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
Russia said Saturday it will suspend participation in a key European arms control treaty, halting NATO inspections of its military sites and no longer limiting the numbers of its tanks and other heavy conventional weapons.
Not-so-happy trails
Rocks, stumps bang up runners
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C1
After besting the other 10K female runners, Amy Van Gundy sported bloodied and bandaged knees, and her white jersey was dirty and torn. “I tripped over something,” she said. “There’s so many rocks and stumps out there. One of them must have got me.”
Ortiz finally homers at Fenway
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C4
David Ortiz hit his first home run at Fenway Park since April, and Eric Hinske and Jason Varitek also homered for Boston to help Daisuke Matsuzaka overcome a rough outing and beat Toronto.
Military unit lands in perimeter of prison
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A12
A unit of 25 military paratroopers landed inside the perimeter of a state prison, but not to quell a riot or attempt some movie-script breakout. They just goofed.
China suspends U.S. meat imports
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
China has suspended imports of chicken feet, pig ears and other animal products from seven U.S. companies, including the world’s largest meat processor, in an apparent attempt to turn the tables on American complaints about tainted products from China.
July 15, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection for the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Kansas prospects stand out at Classic
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C1
Standing at 6-foot-11, Urban DFW Elite’s J’Mison Morgan has a point-guard’s mentality despite his big man’s frame. “I’ve been getting a lot of triple and double teams all summer, so I’m mainly just passing,” said Morgan, a Kansas University recruiting target who is participating this weekend in the Honda Classic at Okun Fieldhouse.
Answers to the Journal-World’s Harry Potter predictions survey, sorted by question
July 15, 2007
Answers to the Journal-World’s Harry Potter predictions survey, sorted by question:
Pudge to appeal suspension
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C5
It’s only one game, but it’s a big deal to the Tigers. Detroit catcher Ivan Rodriguez was incredulous, and manager Jim Leyland was irate at what both feel is an unjustified one-game suspension issued Saturday by Major League Baseball. Rodriguez was suspended for making contact with an umpire during a game against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.
Bush presidency focused only on politics
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
Richard Nixon was a crook. He was also a liar and anti-Semite who sought to subvert the Constitution. I wish he was president again.
Raiders take two at meet
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C3
Lawrence’s Raiders bounced back from two losses at the MidAmerica Nazarene Tournament on Saturday, defeating Oklahoma’s Spivey All-Stars, 9-2, and Kansas City Milhouse, 15-0. Joe Kornbrust was the winning pitcher in the first game and Drew Hulse the second.
EPA clears Coffeyville’s water, air
Residents still should avoid oil
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B3
No alarming levels of hazardous chemicals have been found in the air and water in Coffeyville, the Environmental Protection Agency said.
Another project launched to find Earhart remains
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
The mystery of what happened to aviator Amelia Earhart has spawned several theories, books, movies and efforts to find the aviation pioneer’s remains. Now, another group has set out to see if they can solve the 70-year-old puzzle.
From cupcakes to kickball, adults cling to childhood
July 15, 2007
On a recent midafternoon, two park rangers take time off for a couple of cupcakes. Kristi Thiel, 30, and Lauren Gurniewicz, 27, share a cafe table, relaxing in the air conditioning and analyzing family, friendships and the food they eat.
Commentary: Smaller NASCAR teams hurt by big-money focus
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C8
It’s late Friday morning at Chicagoland Speedway and Larry McClure stands in the Nextel Cup garage watching his crew prepare for another day of drama. The USG Sheetrock 400 qualifying order is taped to a toolbox in the next stall.
Haskell hoops gets signee
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C3
Lois Stevens of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin signed a nation letter of intent to play basketball Saturday with Haskell Indian Nations University.
KU stages music education symposium
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D8
The 2007-2008 celebration of the 50th anniversary of Murphy Hall and the Elizabeth Sherbon Dance Centennial includes many components that will take place throughout the year. Among the first events was a July 5-7 national symposium by Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts.
Two KU softball players headed to Russia
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University softball players Kassie Humphreys and Jessica Moppin will travel to Russia this weekend to participate in a pair of tournaments with the Russian National Softball team over the next eight weeks.
Better left unsaid
Actor reviews career in tough-talking memoir
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D3
With his film resume, you might expect Bruce Dern to be a hard-living character. After all, he was the guy who offed John Wayne in “The Cowboys,” who tried to blow up the Super Bowl with a blimp in “Black Sunday” and rode top gun in those motorcycle movies.
Bush says Iraq war can be won despite mixed progress
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A4
President Bush took his critics to task Saturday for using the poor marks the Iraqi government received on a progress report this week as reason to argue that the war is lost.
Fast work
Projects being finished well ahead of schedule always good news.
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
The city of Lawrence is on a roll with its major construction projects. About a week ago, the reconstruction of Kasold Drive from Bob Billings Parkway to 22nd Street was completed and the street reopened to traffic more than three months ahead of schedule.
Royals hold on to win
K.C. evens series with 6-5 victory
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C1
Even though his team led 5-0 in the third inning, Kansas City manager Buddy Bell knew Saturday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians was far from over. As it turned out, Bell was right. The Royals needed a late run and some strong work from their bullpen to hang on for a 6-5 victory.
Perils of the pursuit: Aaron, Bonds had haters
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C1
Hank Aaron chased baseball’s career home run record in 1973 to a steady soundtrack of racist taunts and catcalls. Some fans booed him from the outfield bleachers. Others challenged him to fights. And that was just at his home games in Atlanta.
KU performers featured in comedy performance
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D8
“You & Me,” a series of six 10-minute duet plays that will include actors from Kansas University, will take place later this month as part of Kansas City’s Fringe Festival.
Green Zone no longer a guarantee of safety
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A8
The dress code at the Blue Star restaurant inside Baghdad’s Green Zone now calls for vest and hat. Flak vest and Kevlar helmet, to be precise. And it’s a good thing.
Memorable figures offer insight on character, success
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B7
Academia and professional baseball introduced me to many exceptional people from all walks of life. Memories of some are reinforced by the passing of time, people like:
Pump patrol
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.15 at several locations.
West Nile spreads in mild cases
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B8
A Hutchinson man who contracted the state’s first reported case of West Nile this year is urging Kansans to take precautions against a disease that left him so ill he doesn’t remember a four-day hospital stay.
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D6
You make waves this year. Your daily life proves to be more rewarding than in the past. You have more energy and enthusiasm. For older Cancers, watch your blood pressure and monitor anything involving blood. An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.
Third charged in terror plot
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
An Indian doctor arrested the same day his brother allegedly drove a Jeep into Glasgow’s main airport was charged Saturday with a terrorism offense in Britain. A distant cousin in Australia was also charged in the failed attacks in London and Glasgow.
Government on alert amid fears of possible attack
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A11
National security officials worry about a possible attack against the United States in the months ahead even though the government’s leading terrorism experts have not found concrete information about an imminent strike.
Mechanic uses skills to ‘recycle’ used bikes
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
When Brian Shay, of Lenexa, was fired as an auto mechanic four years ago, he decided to take matters into his own garage. “I decided I would never work for someone else again,” he said.
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D3
Best-selling books for this week.
Public grousing aside, meetings have their fans
July 15, 2007 in print edition on E1
Grumble all you want about work meetings - you really like them. So say researchers at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte who surveyed thousands of employees around the world.
On the record
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
A Missouri man was ticketed for animal cruelty after Lawrence police said he left a dog unattended in his car Saturday near Seventh and New Hampshire streets.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B7
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 15, 1907: “A serious wreck and the loss of many lives were averted by the quick action of emergency brakes on the eastbound fast mail train Saturday evening near Lakeview.
Recycled sounds sought for KU’s Audio-Reader
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D2
Recycled music and sound gadgets are worth a fortune to Audio-Reader, a Kansas University-based reading service for the blind and visually impaired, as it prepares for its annual fall fundraiser “For Your Ears Only.”
Fourth defendant convicted in slaying of lobbyist for homeless
July 15, 2007
The fourth and final defendant in the death of a self-described lobbyist for the homeless was convicted of kidnapping and first-degree murder. Jurors deliberated about five hours Friday before convicting Charles Hollingsworth III in the death of David Owen.
Farmworkers win nearly $2 million
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two Eastern Washington fruit growers and the labor contractor they used to bring legal Thai workers to their farms three years ago have been ordered to pay $1.8 million to some 600 Yakima Valley farmworkers - some of them illegal immigrants - who claim they were displaced.
Woman dies after falling from bungee ride
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
A woman attending a Christian festival died Saturday after plunging about 45 feet from a bungee-like amusement ride.
Tonganoxie bridge to close for two weeks
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Pleasant Street bridge in Tonganoxie will be closed for demolition and repair for about two weeks beginning Monday.
Good intentions pave road to fridge scour
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D1
I recently experienced what can only be described as a watershed moment. A first. An event so monumental I feel compelled to document it in this newspaper and on the World Wide Web, so it will live in perpetuity.
L.A. archdiocese settles abuse cases for $660M
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
The nation’s largest Catholic archdiocese has settled its abuse cases for $660 million, by far the largest payout in the church’s sexual abuse scandal, The Associated Press has learned.
Right Between the Ears honored at festival
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D8
For the second year in a row, “Right Between the Ears,” the radio comedy show produced in Lawrence, received a silver world medal in the category Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program at the 2007 New York Festivals broadcasting competition. Medals were awarded to 13 countries at an awards gala June 28 in Manhattan.
KU junior wins prize in design contest
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D8
A Kansas University graphic design student will be featured in an upcoming issue of Creative Quarterly after winning the top prize in the magazine’s most recent competition.
Obama says U.S. less safe because of Iraq war
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A9
The U.S. should shift troops from Iraq to pursue al-Qaida along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Saturday.
Oklahoma senator criticizes government mascots
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A6
An Oklahoma senator known for targeting what he considers to be inappropriate federal spending is now turning his sights on government mascots. But U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn’s new effort apparently has nothing to do with one of nation’s best-known symbols - Smokey Bear.
Cheerleaders hone athletic skills with mentors at special KU camp
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Oops. Hannah Fair kicked Kansas University cheerleader Chris Landrum in the face, as members of the Perry-Lecompton cheer squad extended her into the air. She forgot to keep her leg in. But Landrum, a senior from Independence, kept on cheering.
Tips for serving up a safe day on the tennis court
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D1
While tennis can provide an enjoyable and vigorous workout, emulating a favorite tennis star on the court can lead to serious injury. Each year, thousands land in hospital emergency rooms and doctor offices with tennis injuries ranging from broken bones to tendonitis.
Recycle ink cartridges to help dental clinic
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Douglas County Dental Clinic hopes to raise money by recycling ink cartridges with the help of the organization Empties4Cash and the public.
Lawrence writer honored for work
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D8
Lisa McBride, of Lawrence, was a recipient of one of Kansas City Voices’ 2007 Best of Awards.
Lawrence Datebook
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Fantasy owners: Beware of second-half swoon
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C6
There’s a reason they don’t hand out year-end awards at the All-Star break. It sounds obvious. But ask any baseball fanatic who will win the American League MVP award this year, and a serious debate about Alex Rodriguez and Magglio Ordonez surely will ensue.
Audio-Reader accepting fundraiser donations
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Audio-Reader, a Kansas University-based reading service for blind and visually impaired people, is accepting donations for its fifth annual fall fundraising sale “For Your Ears Only.” They are asking for people to donate everything from vinyl records and turn tables to iPods and videotapes.
Air Force builds Iraq presence under the radar
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
Away from the headlines and debate over the “surge” in U.S. ground troops, the Air Force has quietly built up its hardware inside Iraq, sharply stepped up bombing and laid a foundation for a sustained air campaign in support of American and Iraqi forces.
School Kit Program accepting applicants
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Ballard Community Services is accepting applications for its annual School Kit Program through the end of the month.
July 15, 2007 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Safekeeper by Joy Clumsky.
This date in baseball history
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C6
Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants pitched his first of two career no-hitters, beating the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-0.
Public beheadings see sharp rise in Saudi Arabia
July 15, 2007 in print edition on A10
Rizana Nafeek, a 19-year housemaid from Sri Lanka, is on death row because the baby in her care died while she was bottle-feeding him. If her appeal is turned down, she will be taken to a public square to be publicly beheaded.
Sampras inducted in tennis hall
Loss to Edberg in 1992 served as wake-up call for legend
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C2
Despite 14 Grand Slam titles, it’s a loss in the 1992 U.S. Open final that sticks with Pete Sampras.
Freedom’ area marches on
Another milestone has been met in the quest for a National Heritage Area in eastern Kansas and western Missouri.
July 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
Just like the history of this region, it hasn’t been an easy road, but the efforts to develop the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area are continuing to move forward.
Fishing report
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C12
CLINTON LAKE (updated 7-11) - Water 82 degrees and 2.66 feet above normal pool. Discharge 1,000 cfs but should be reduced to 50 cfs. Channel catfish fair using stinkbait, cut bait, liver or worms over baited areas.
Skinner earns fourth win of Truck season
July 15, 2007 in print edition on C8
Mike Skinner completely dominated Saturday night’s Built Ford Tough 225, leading 135 of 150 laps to earn his series-leading fourth victory of the season.