Archive for Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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Audio clips
Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Parks and Rec t-ball Game 07-18-07
Podcasts
Polls
Are you going to the Douglas County Fair this year?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
60%
Yes
 
29%
Undecided
 
10%
Total 227
Videos

Lead stories

10:00 a.m.
John Hughes, estate sales manager for the  Castle Tea Room, 1307 Mass., browses a collection of jewelry and coins at the historic Lawrence location.  The estate sale, scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., features everything from antique tools, gold necklaces, coins, fur coats and steuben glass.  Highes organized items for the auction on Tuesday. Castle Tea Room sale has ‘something for everyone’
July 18, 2007 in print edition on 3A
While perusing deals during Thursday’s downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale, shoppers might want to meander farther south on Massachusetts Street, where they may land a piece of the city’s history at a bargain price.
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Chat about the Sidewalk Sale with Dan Hughes
July 18, 2007
Dan Hughes, in addition to owning Sunflower Bike Shop, is on the board of Downtown Lawrence Inc. He'll take questions about Thursday's Sidewalk Sale - and maybe one or two about the Tour de France.
1:59 p.m.
The Lawrence Crime Blotter
Lansing inmate recaptured after brief escape
Posted July 18, 2007
LANSING - A Lansing Correctional Facility inmate is back in custody after a brief escape today.![][1]Prison officials said Mark A. Henderson, 50, (left) escaped from ...
4:00 p.m.
Steve Kerner, co-owner of Ingredient, prepares a Crispy Asian Salad on Friday at the new restaurant located at 10th and Mass. Simplicity
July 18, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Steve Kerner figures customers won’t get tired of his new restaurant, Ingredient. “You can eat here an infinite number of times,” he says, “and never eat the same thing twice.”
10:00 p.m.
A proposed development at 12th and Oread Dr. would substantially alter the Lawrence and Kansas University skyline. Hotel faces tall order
July 18, 2007 in print edition on 1A
From her desk on the seventh floor of Fraser Hall, Pat Johnston can look down at the clock tower of the Douglas County Courthouse, out over the sprawling Vangent complex in the East Hills Business Park and - on a clear day - past farm fields to follow growing development of her hometown of Eudora.

All stories

6News video: Eldridge Hotel proposes new expansion near KU campus
July 18, 2007
Plans for a new hotel near the KU campus will have officials checking their history books.
6Sports video: Former KU golfer tops leader board at amateur tourney
July 18, 2007
It’s the second and final day of stroke play at the Kansas Amateur Golf Tournament in Topeka.
6Sports video: Raiders split double-header with KC Barnstormers
July 18, 2007
At Free State High tonight, the Raiders hosting the KC Barnstormers with Caleb Gress on the mound having a very good evening.
6News video: City leaders examine downtown marketing strategies
July 18, 2007
City leaders consider a change to marketing for downtown Lawrence.
6News video: KU enforcing zero-tolerance for piracy
July 18, 2007
KU students in residence halls now face a zero-tolerance policy of they illegally downloaded music or movies.
6News video: Field crews keep softball tourney going
July 18, 2007
When one team steps off the field another team comes on, working to make sure this week’s national softball tournament goes off without a hitch.
6News video: Summer tradition returns to downtown sidewalks tomorrow
July 18, 2007
A summer tradition returns to downtown Lawrence tomorrow as the 48th annual downtown summer sidewalk sale is et to start at sun-up and run until sun-down.
6Sports video: Lady Cardinals working towards state title repeat
July 18, 2007
In 2006 the Eudora High volleyball team rolled to a 40-7 record en route to its first state title. This week at camp tears of joy are being replaced by drops of sweat as the Lady E-Cards begin the quest to repeat in 2007.
6News video: Commissioners approve county’s 2008 budget
July 18, 2007
Also at tonight’s meeting, commissioners approved Douglas County’s 2008 budget, reducing the mill levy.
6News video: Police release damage report from Yello Sub party
July 18, 2007
Lawrence police release one report stemming from the damage to businesses after a large party got out of control Sunday night.
6News video: County commission turn down proposed dinner-theater
July 18, 2007
Tonight a rural Douglas County couple takes a new proposal to commissioners to sew the seeds of profit and grow their business.
Hotel faces tall order
Seven-story building would change Lawrence’s skyline
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
From her desk on the seventh floor of Fraser Hall, Pat Johnston can look down at the clock tower of the Douglas County Courthouse, out over the sprawling Vangent complex in the East Hills Business Park and - on a clear day - past farm fields to follow growing development of her hometown of Eudora.
6News Now: Sidewalk Sale will heat up downtown
July 18, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the annual Downtown Sidewalk Sale will start at sunup on Thursday, and a look at the after-hours work to make sure a national softball tournament in Lawrence goes off without a hitch.
How to choose, cook and store green beans
July 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
Green beans are one of those foods that taste completely different bought fresh, compared with those out of a can or frozen.
Study: Extra fruits, veggies don’t prevent breast cancer’s return
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
Hopes that a diet low in fat and chock-full of fruits and vegetables could prevent the return of breast cancer were dashed Tuesday by a large, seven-year experiment in more than 3,000 women.
Pump patrol
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Labor Dept. pours $10M into cleanup
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B10
The U.S. Labor Department will pump $10 million into employment efforts designed to help clean up after flooding in Kansas.
Clean up with dish detergents
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B10
Supermarket shelves are filled with liquids, pacs, powders and tablets that promise to get the even the dirtiest dishes clean.
Airport perks undemocratic
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A13
At the end of June, I spent two weeks in Sweden and Denmark to give a lecture and do library research. It was an extremely pleasant trip with one exception, which I’ll share.
Sharpshooter suspect dead from gunshot
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A7
A military sharpshooter accused of killing his estranged wife as she sang at a bar died Tuesday night after being found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, police said.
Nunez effective in return to majors
Back from Omaha, pitcher helps Kansas City clip Boston
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B5
The only thing keeping Leo Nunez from earning a victory in his first major-league start was his pitch count.
Vick indicted by federal grand jury
Falcons’ QB, three others accused of running dogfighting ring
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges related to illegal dogfighting.
Fair readies for galloping return
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
For Regan Zaremba, 9, and Baylie Moon, 12, carrying flags at the start of a horse show at the Douglas County Fair is serious business.
Jeter has opinions, but he’s not sharing
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
If history has taught us anything about Derek Jeter, it’s that reading him is like monitoring the Kremlin. In other words, good luck discerning how the captain feels about Gary Sheffield or the Yankees’ relentless march toward mediocrity or Alex Rodriguez’s inevitable escape from New York.
Steroids found in wrestler’s body
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
Pro wrestler Chris Benoit had a steroid and other drugs in his system when he killed his wife and young son last month and hanged himself in the family’s home, investigators said Tuesday.
Cyclist shares highlights of Tour de France trip
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
About 50 Lawrence cycling enthusiasts gave Dan Hughes, owner of Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, their attention Tuesday night.
People in the news
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Sting ordered to pay $51K for sexual discrimination¢ Oprah Winfrey to put on fundraiser for Barack Obama
Junior tennis travels to Blue Valley for district tournament
July 18, 2007
The Lawrence Tennis Association’s junior tennis teams took to the courts for the Heart of America junior team tennis tournament Saturday at Blue Valley West High in Overland Park.
Parks and Rec seasons ends
July 18, 2007
The Parks and Rec summer baseball, softball and t-ball leagues came to an end last week, with the final games taking place at Youth Sports Inc., and Holcom Park.
Diplomatic approach is last hope in Iraq
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A12
It was painful last week to watch President Bush toss away what may be his last chance to head off total Iraq disaster.
Phenix-Rusk holds on for win
Lawrence team claims opener at nationals; Phenix-Fyler falls, 4-0
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
In Lawrence Phenix-Rusk’s first game of pool play in the American Fastpitch Association “B” National Championship Tournament, its opponents, the Overland Park Stealers, almost lived up to their names.
Brazilian plane crashes
All 175 aboard feared dead
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A7
A passenger jet crashed and burst into flames after skidding off a runway at Brazil’s busiest airport Tuesday and barreling across a busy highway during rush hour, officials said. All 175 people on board were feared dead.
Aide promoted to coach Lawrence High wrestling
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B3
Patrick Naughton, assistant wrestling coach at Lawrence High the past five years, has been promoted to Lions’ head wrestling coach, LHS athletic director Ron Commons announced Tuesday.
Democrats stage late show on Iraq
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A9
As senators launched an all-night sleepover Tuesday, Capitol custodians in green work shirts rolled folded cots with flowered mattresses into the Lyndon Baines Johnson room, just steps from the chamber.
Activity key for athletes during summer
Lack of offseason work can lead to slow starts
July 18, 2007
There comes a certain point in any sport where offseason training starts to become increasingly important. Staying fit and staying on top of your game, besides being a great benefit, is a great way for athletes to stay busy all year and improve for the oncoming season.
Sexual infidelity has a price
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A13
Jay Leno and David Letterman never run out of material when they are making fun of politicians, especially when it involves sex and hypocrisy. After years of beating up on Bill Clinton for his sexual indiscretions, the late-night comedians are spending equal time chortling about Republicans who have been caught with their pants down.
Debate centers on what may happen when U.S. leaves
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A9
If U.S. combat forces withdraw from Iraq in the near future, three developments would be likely to unfold. Majority Shiites would drive Sunnis out of ethnically mixed areas west to Anbar province.
Arthur gone, not forgotten by U.S. teammates
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Darrell Arthur’s USA Basketball Under 19 Select teammates haven’t forgotten their injured comrade as they steamroll the competition in Serbia.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A12
Lawrence City Manager Ray Wells said he planned to meet with Kansas University officials to determine ways KU could help carry a bigger share of the local tax burden and lighten the load on the general citizenry.
The gospel according to : Jo Jo
Former KU great speaks his mind about Bill Self, Julian Wright - and all things Jayhawk
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
One of the most ballyhooed ballers in Kansas University basketball lore, Jo Jo White still keeps up with the Jayhawks, even though he lives in Boston and works in the Celtics’ front office.
City relocates office for parks, cemetery
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department has moved its Park District No. 3 and cemetery office to Lawrence Memorial Park, 1517 E. 15th St. It had been at Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill Ave.
Castle Tea Room sale has ‘something for everyone’
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
While perusing deals during Thursday’s downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale, shoppers might want to meander farther south on Massachusetts Street, where they may land a piece of the city’s history at a bargain price.
Mideast peace conference proposal not well-received
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A10
Hamas rejected President Bush’s proposal for a Mideast peace conference, denouncing it Tuesday as nothing but lies, while Syria said it fears the offer is “just words.”
Jayni’s Kitchen’ makes use of Lawrence Farmers Market fare
July 18, 2007 in print edition on C2
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Saturday at the Farmers Market.”
Man killed at Colorado Capitol was ‘not well’
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A7
Somber state workers filed back into the Colorado Capitol through a newly installed metal detector on Tuesday, a day after a gunman claiming to be “the emperor” was shot to death outside the governor’s office.
Chinese official balks at Milwaukee
Yi won’t receive enough playing time with Bucks, Tigers’ owner Haitao tells press
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
It’s a perception that won’t go away and is plaguing the Milwaukee Bucks in their efforts to sign first-round draft pick Yi Jianlian.
Soler takes Stage 9
Time running out for Vinokourov
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B7
A favorite to win the Tour de France, Alexandre Vinokourov’s title hopes are fading fast. The injured cyclist fell more than eight minutes behind leader Michael Rasmussen in Tuesday’s ninth stage, the last of three stages in the Alps.
New talent, old jobs
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
Two TV networks live up to the “TV” in their names with programs set in the business. “America’s Next Producer” (7 p.m., TV Guide) presents a contest among five men and five women to see who has the talent and drive to create a slate of hit shows. For their first challenge, the talented 10 have to create a one-minute comic short for the talk show “Late Night with Carson Daly.”
Horoscopes
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B13
For Wednesday, July 18
KU boathouse along Kaw gets go-ahead
Rowing team plans $6M facility at Burcham Park
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
City commissioners Tuesday evening jumped at a chance to make Lawrence look more like its moniker of River City.
Keegan: Manning heads top class
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Russell Robinson, Darnell Jackson, Sasha Kaun, Jeremy Case and Rodrick Stewart all will be gone after the 2007-08 basketball season. Darrell Arthur, Brandon Rush, Mario Chalmers and Sherron Collins are candidates for early exits, as well.
Swarm takes up residence outside of KU museum
About 3,000 bees harmless - unless someone messes with them
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
A swarm of bees created a buzz Tuesday afternoon on Kansas University’s campus. An estimated 3,000 bees left the hive that is part of an exhibit on the sixth floor of the Natural History Museum.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A12
A Journal-World checkup showed that the Kansas University nuclear reactor on West 15th Street was being used very little and might be closed in the near future.
Olazabal drops out because of injury
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B9
Two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal withdrew from the British Open on Tuesday.
No-parking zone on Wisconsin denied
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A5
Commissioners unanimously denied a request to establish a no-parking zone on the east side of Wisconsin Street between Sixth and Seventh streets.
Russia vows response to expulsion of diplomats
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A7
Russia held off Tuesday on a threatened response to Britain’s expulsion of four of its diplomats in the bitter standoff over the poisoning death of a former KGB officer, but it warned London it was on a “direct path to confrontation.”
Congress’ duty
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: I, for one, have had enough of our stagnant government. I believe that we have been abandoned by our elected congressional delegates. They are reacting to the various opinion polls that tell them what we think we want or need, without our fully understanding the issues or remedies.
Commissioners take tour of bus
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A5
City commissioners got to do a little bus shopping before Tuesday evening’s meeting.
Dow hits record
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B10
U.S. stocks closed mixed Tuesday, with upbeat earnings sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a record-high finish but just shy of 14,000, a level it had topped earlier in the day.
Players look to games for future and fun
July 18, 2007
Hitting home runs, stealing bases and making diving catches can bring cheers from everyone at the baseball field, especially if they result in winning the game. But for players who perform such feats, the joy of winning pales in comparison to their love for playing the game of baseball.
With yellow wax beans, flavor depends on prep
July 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
I’ve fallen in love. The object of my recently ignited affection is a yellow wax bean called Goldito.
Youth meet affects indoor pool access
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
The Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive, will limit its hours in some areas this weekend because of a youth swimming championship.
Networking group adds three members
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B10
Douglas County Connection, a networking organization, announces the addition of three new members:
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A12
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 18, 1907: “The World will announce changes in the rates for church advertising but there will remain many church notices that will be run free of charge, as has always been our policy.
KU gives students from disaster areas a break
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A4
Kansas University is giving students affected by recent natural disasters some extra time to pay their tuition.
States’ rights issue
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: The U.S. House of Representatives will soon take a vote on whether the Drug Enforcement Agency can continue to spend federal tax dollars to target and arrest serious and terminally ill people who use marijuana legally in the 12 states where it is permitted.
KU executive’s job gone, but Lawrence still home
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
Paul Carttar, whose job at Kansas University was reorganized out of existence, said he planned to remain in Lawrence and work as an independent consultant for nonprofit organizations.
Lawrence Datebook
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Eudora school district sets sights on elementary site
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A4
The Eudora school district wants to purchase land for a new first- through fifth-grade elementary school on the city’s growing eastern side.
Charge: HIV-positive soldier didn’t tell partner
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A7
Military and civilian authorities have charged an HIV-positive soldier with assault with a deadly weapon, accusing him of having unprotected sex with a partner he didn’t tell about the infection.
Baldwin City festival a no-go for dogs now
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Don’t take your dogs to the annual Maple Leaf Festival. If you do, the penalty could be a bite.
Japan warns U.S. on sex resolution
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A7
Japan has warned leaders of the House of Representatives that serious, long-term damage to Japanese-U.S. relations is likely if the House passes a resolution demanding an official apology from Japan for its wartime policy of forcing women to become sex slaves for Japanese soldiers.
Texas governor helps Ryun in campaign bid
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
Republican Jim Ryun is turning to old friends and colleagues for help as he mounts a political comeback, traveling this week to Texas, where Gov. Rick Perry is helping Ryun raise money for his 2008 GOP primary against State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins.
Castro forgets to eat watching Pan Am Games
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A10
Convalescing Fidel Castro said in an essay Tuesday that he has been so engrossed with Cuba’s performance at the Pan American Games in Brazil that he forgets to eat and take his medicine.
Meet the J-W editors at Hy-Vee this weekend
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
If you have a question about the Lawrence Journal-World, a news tip or just want to say hello, stop by the Sixth Street Hy-Vee this weekend and meet the editors.
Autopsy complete in death at Yello Sub
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Police continue to investigate the death of a 34-year-old Lawrence man whose body was discovered early Monday at a sandwich shop near the Kansas University campus.
Time for Europe to show strength
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B8
European golf has never been stronger. At least in September. And as long as the players are wearing matching clothes.
GM: Sox to continue their rebuilding effort
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams unexpectedly joined his struggling team on the road Tuesday and pledged to continue rebuilding it before he starts tearing it apart.
Wichita area rocked by explosions
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B14
Hundreds of people were evacuated in this Wichita-area town after an explosion Tuesday morning at a solvents plant ignited about 660,000 pounds of chemicals, authorities said.
Tiger finds creative golf to his liking
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B9
The 18th hole at Carnoustie stretches 499 yards, a straight shot that must clear the Barry Burn off the tee and on the approach to the green. On some days at the British Open, it can be reached with a big drive and a short iron. Not this day.
Al-Qaida threat to U.S. grows
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
Al-Qaida is using its growing strength in Pakistan and Iraq to plot attacks on U.S. soil, heightening the terror threat facing the United States over the next few years, intelligence agencies concluded in a report unveiled Tuesday.
Robertson sharp for Tigers
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B4
It looks like Nate Robertson’s tired pitching arm got a wake-up call. The bespectacled left-hander allowed three hits in seven innings to outduel Matt Garza in Detroit’s victory over Minnesota.
Commodities
July 18, 2007 in print edition on B10
T rides will be free on Sidewalk Sale day
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Sidewalk Sale shoppers can ride the T for free Thursday, along with anyone else in Lawrence.
On the record
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence crime blotter.
Study: Discussing social problems drags girls down
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A11
Constant teenage venting over crushes, popularity or other personal problems may lead to anxiety and depression in girls - but not in boys, according to new research.
Schedule strength
The depiction of Kansas University’s football schedule as the easiest in the nation puts additional pressure on the Jayhawk team and coaches.
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A12
Whether the Kansas Jayhawks will be playing the nation’s easiest football schedule this fall is up for debate.
Simplicity
New restaurant banks on theory that salads are only as good as the sum of their fresh, well-chosen parts
July 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
Steve Kerner figures customers won’t get tired of his new restaurant, Ingredient. “You can eat here an infinite number of times,” he says, “and never eat the same thing twice.”
Mayor orders shutdown of nuclear plant
July 18, 2007 in print edition on A7
The mayor ordered that a nuclear power plant hit by a strong earthquake be shut down today until its safety could be confirmed after a long list of problems - including radiation leaks, burst pipes and fires - came to light.