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12:00 a.m.
Online chat
Chat about Harry Potter during a marathon overnight reading session with Karl Gehring
July 20, 2007
Journal-World artist Karl Gehring will have his "Harry Potter" book at midnight - will you? If you're one of the legions of Lawrence residents who plan to start devouring the book as soon as it's in your hands, join Gehring here online at LJWorld.com as he chats his way a marathon reading of J.K. Rowling's latest masterpiece. After every chapter, Gehring will write his impressions, and he'll interact with other late-night Potterphiles about the end of the franchise. And, oh yeah: SPOILER ALERTS!! <a href="http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2007/jul/21/magic_moment_arrives/">See more about the release of the last Harry Potter book</a>
6:00 a.m.
Laura Hill brought her two-week-old son David in for enrollment in the WIC program at the Douglas County Health Department, while clinic assistant Ginger Salmens, helps examine the child Wednesday. County, city wrangle over Health Department
July 21, 2007 in print edition on 1A
City Manager David Corliss is all for health, particularly the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. But he’s not sure he likes paying twice for it.
10:00 p.m.
Should beer tax help pay for police?
July 21, 2007 in print edition on 1A
On many a Saturday about 2 a.m., it is not difficult to find a Lawrence police officer. Just look in one particular block of downtown.

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Should beer tax help pay for police?
Local bar owners, city advisory board at odds over where to spend money
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
On many a Saturday about 2 a.m., it is not difficult to find a Lawrence police officer. Just look in one particular block of downtown.
Lawrence man treated for stab wounds after fight
05:31 a.m., July 21, 2007 Updated 04:26 p.m.
A 23-year-old Lawrence man who suffered multiple stab wounds following a fight at a party early Saturday morning has been treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Threats by burrito: Road rage against crews forces closure
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A4
California highways have been shut down by wildfires, mudslides, earthquakes and police chases. Add one more hazard to the list: road rage.
Mickelson misses cut once again
July 21, 2007 in print edition on C5
These are lean times for Lefty in the majors. Phil Mickelson came to the 18th hole at the British Open figuring he needed par to avoid missing his second straight cut in a major. He set his feet, had one last look down the fairway, took a mighty swing with the driver and watched the ball sail into the iron gray skies.
Things looking good for Garcia
Sergio takes two-stroke lead into third round
July 21, 2007 in print edition on C5
Sergio Garcia is on track to win his first major. And he might not have to go through Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson to do it.
Beware of dog: Break-in at K-9 facility stopped
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A8
It’s a bad idea to burglarize a place marked “K-9 training facility.”
Experts on terrorism say findings in report only the ‘tip of the iceberg’
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
The key words from part of the National Intelligence Estimate released this week appear to be “persistent and evolving terrorist threat,” according to two Lawrence men who study terrorism.
Fast times at fastpitch
Riddle, Braves continue mound dominance
July 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
With the strikeout totals that Tonganoxie Braves pitcher Amie Riddle has been recording in the American Fastpitch Association “B” National Championship Tournament, there’s been one Braves player that seems to be lost in the mix: catcher Melissa Pratt.
Commander says troops will be needed into summer of 2008
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A6
U.S. military commanders said Friday the troop buildup in Iraq must be maintained until at least next summer and they may need as long as two years to ensure parts of the country are stable.
Talk of gender ‘chat gap’ just won’t die
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
First, let me clear up one small fact: Matthias Mehl is married. This will come as a shock to some of the men who e-mailed the psychologist after reading his research showing that men and women are equally talkative.
U.S. actions may be too little too late
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
A while back, I wrote a column wondering whether there was a secret White House doctrine dictating policy in the Middle East: the Doctrine of Two Years Too Late.
Can we separate the historical Jesus from the Jesus of the Bible?
July 21, 2007 in print edition on D1
¢ Search for ‘real’ Jesus fruitless ¢ Separating Christ ignores history
Guantanamo hunger strikers defiant, despite force-feeding
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A6
Twice a day at the U.S. military prison here, Abdul Rahman Shalabi and Zaid Salim Zuhair Ahmed are strapped down in padded restraint chairs and flexible yellow tubes are inserted through their noses and throats. Milky nutritional supplements, mixed with water and olive oil to add calories and ease constipation, pour into their stomachs.
Butler leads Royals’ rout
July 21, 2007 in print edition on C3
Billy Butler has heard a lot of jokes about the Kansas City Royals during his short major league career. He’s trying to make some of them obsolete.
Magic moment arrives
Muggles of all ages clamber for final installment of Harry Potter series
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
Finally, the mysteries of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series will be solved. The final book about the wildly popular young wizard, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” was released today.
Boonen takes another stage
Leader Rasumussen kicked off Danish team
July 21, 2007 in print edition on C8
Tom Boonen of Belgium sprinted to his second stage victory in this year’s Tour de France in the 12th leg Friday, when Michael Rasmussen retained his overall lead despite being kicked off the Danish national team for violating drug-testing rules.
Winky Wright aims to add to legacy
July 21, 2007 in print edition on C8
Early in his career, Winky Wright had to travel to Europe to get fights. It was the only way that he could stay busy and earn a living. Traveling to other boxers’ hometowns gave Wright some things that he couldn’t gain from fighting in his own backyard all the time - a steely determination to win and a supreme confidence.
Moving in and getting along
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
What would cable television do without the culture clash between men and women? The new makeover series “She’s Moving In” (9 p.m., today, WE) helps young couples survive the adjustment that occurs when his and hers become ours.
Earthquake rattles Bay area
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
A magnitude 4.2 quake struck the San Francisco Bay area at 4:42 a.m. PDT Friday, knocking out power to 4,600 homes in Oakland, damaging some stores and snapping at least one gas line.
VFW accepting school supplies
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 852 is accepting donations of school supplies to help families in need in Lawrence.
Pakistan court restores chief justice
U.S.-allied president dealt major political blow when case thrown out
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A7
Pakistan’s highest court dealt President Pervez Musharraf the biggest political blow of his eight years in power, blocking the U.S.-allied general Friday from removing the country’s chief justice.
Sin City tourneys draw top hoops recruits
July 21, 2007 in print edition on C6
After a welcome, NCAA-mandated six-day break, college basketball coaches will be back on the road Sunday through the end of the month continuing their pursuit of high school basketball players.
As Iraq gets hot, new high-tech garments could keep soldiers cool
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A4
The Humvee’s air conditioner conked out right after four U.S. soldiers clambered aboard for a run through some of Baghdad’s most dangerous streets. The temperature was 115 - and without AC, it would quickly rise to 150 or higher inside the vehicle.
Pump patrol
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Study says air flow, not cancer, is the issue in Wescoe
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
The number of brain tumor cases among staff in Kansas University’s Wescoe Hall during the past five years was just coincidental, a study concluded.
NFL can’t allow Vick to play now
July 21, 2007 in print edition on C2
See, here’s the thing with Michael Vick and the heinous crimes for which he has been indicted.
Horoscopes
July 21, 2007 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, July 21
On the record
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence crime blotter.
Society calendar
July 21, 2007 in print edition on D5
Bishop Seabury names new head of school
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
The Board of Trustees at Bishop Seabury Academy has named Don Schawang as the new head of school.
NBA referee target of betting probe
Donaghy accused of wagering on games he officiated
July 21, 2007 in print edition on C2
David Stern led the NBA through drug problems and work stoppages. Now his league faces the stigma of a point-shaving scandal involving a referee.
Wal-Mart’s apparel vice president resigns
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B4
The Wal-Mart executive who tried to dress up the no-frills discount retailer in skinny jeans and sateen bedsheets has resigned, the company said Friday, after shoppers failed to respond to the trendy new merchandise.
Son accused in robbery had to pay tuition
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A8
A college student accused of robbing a bank had been worried for months about his mounting tuition bills, his mother said.
Google revenue surges, but profit margins sink
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B4
Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page have always told Wall Street that positioning the Internet search leader to realize long-term ambitions is more important than hitting the short-term financial targets of investors.
1st Infantry Division commander Ham leaving for Pentagon post
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B8
The commanding general of Fort Riley is leaving the post to become director of operations at the Pentagon, the Army said Friday.
Companies at heart of safety scares shut down
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A7
Ahead of high-level visits by U.S. and European officials, China moved to sharpen its product safety image Friday, shutting down a chemical plant linked to dozens of deaths in Panama from tainted medicine and closing two companies tied to pet deaths in North America.
Military news
July 21, 2007 in print edition on D5
Police investigate three rape reports
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence Police Department on Friday reported that it was looking into three allegations of sexual assault.
Lawrence Datebook
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A7
South Korea said today it plans to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year as scheduled. The announcement came shortly after Taliban militants threatened to kill at least 18 kidnapped South Korean Christians unless Seoul pulled its 200 soldiers out.
Dillons, Kwik Shop to join forces
Convenience store to be converted, then expanded, to add grocery sales
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B4
The tornado-stricken town of Greensburg is getting its grocery store back. Dillons, the community’s only grocery business before the deadly storm two months ago, said Friday that it plans to reopen. Kwik Shop has agreed to be part of the project, which will be a combination grocery and convenience store.
Morrison seeks to intervene in suit against Kline
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
Attorney General Paul Morrison wants to join a lawsuit filed against his predecessor by the operator of an abortion clinic.
Potter-mania reaches its climax
Fans worldwide get hands on final ‘Potter’ book
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
Anna Todd and Kelsey Barry, both 20, jumped up and down, screaming and hugging as they touched their Harry Potter books and smelled them as if handling a newborn baby.
Around and about
July 21, 2007 in print edition on D3
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, R-Kan., confirmed to the Journal-World that she would nominate Beverly Bradley, chairwoman of the Douglas County Commission, to be regional administrator of the Environmental and Protection Agency based in Kansas City.
Prisoner sentenced to 10 years for break-in
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B3
A 31-year-old Lawrence man already serving a prison sentence received an additional 10 years Friday for a break-in he committed on Elm Street last year.
Mom accused of hitting children on flight
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Flight crews appropriately handled a passenger accused of repeatedly hitting her two young children on a Frontier Airlines flight, a company spokesman said.
Israel releases 255 prisoners in attempt to boost power
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A7
Family and friends joyously hugged 255 Palestinians freed by Israel on Friday, hoisting them on shoulders for a boisterous heroes’ welcome meant to give President Mahmoud Abbas a political boost in his power struggle with Hamas.
Three Jayhawks tapped preseason all-Big 12
July 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s football team led the Big 12 North with three players on the preseason All-Big 12 team.
Stocks lose ground after record week
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B4
Wall Street pulled back Friday, retreating from record levels following disappointing results from longtime favorites Caterpillar Inc. and Google Inc. The Dow Jones industrials fell nearly 150 points.
Bush to cede powers during colonoscopy
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
President Bush will have a colonoscopy today and temporarily hand presidential powers to Vice President Dick Cheney, the White House said.
4-H and FCE news
July 21, 2007 in print edition on D3
The Stull Busy Beavers 4-H Club is getting ready for the Douglas County Fair, and during the past few months the club has participated in regular monthly meetings and many project talks and demonstrations.
Storm kills at least 50 in remote villages
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A7
Lightning and heavy rain caused landslides that destroyed homes in two villages in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 50 people, officials said.
Medicine must be affordable
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B7
America’s longest war was not waged in the jungles of Vietnam, nor is it being fought today in the mountains and caves of Iraq and Afghanistan. The battle goes on in our overcrowded cities and bucolic suburbs between HMOs and Medicare and the profit-hungry pharmaceutical industry.
Commodities
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B4
County, city wrangle over Health Department
Cost-sharing agreement has Lawrence residents paying twice for services
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
City Manager David Corliss is all for health, particularly the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. But he’s not sure he likes paying twice for it.
Faith Files roundup
July 21, 2007 in print edition on D8
Heard this week in Faith Files, the Journal-World’s blog that examines issues of faith, spirituality, morals and ethics:
Senate passes measure to boost aid for college students
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A5
Maximum federal grants for low-income students would rise from $4,310 to $5,400 a year by 2011 under legislation passed Friday by the Senate.
Reading
The Harry Potter books have contributed notably to getting youngsters interested in reading.
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
No matter how promising a lot of modern developments may seem, our electronic age makes it possible for anyone with a negative bent to develop statistics to show “it’s not as good as it looks.” There is an immediacy to contrariness.
Former principal sues, says termination unlawful
Ex-Baldwin High official claims board held injury, medical condition against him
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
Archie Allen Poplin, former Baldwin High School principal, has filed a lawsuit against the city’s school district for unlawfully terminating him.
How to make the most of summer garage sales
July 21, 2007 in print edition on D1
Summer garage sale season. Whether you’re shopping in your annual subdivision sale or hitting an estate sale, there’s fun, adventure and, quite often, good deals to be had. First, some general tips:
Wildfire races onward after destroying camps
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
A wildfire that may have been started by sparks from a flat tire raced across thousands of acres toward a small town Friday, a day after burning through a campground and motel and forcing rescues.
16,000 people examined after chemical fire
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A7
Authorities have checked 16,000 people for symptoms of chemical poisoning following a train derailment that ignited tankers loaded with yellow phosphorous in western Ukraine, the health minister said Friday.
Drug czar: Cocaine in shorter supply, costlier
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Wholesale prices of cocaine have risen in more than a dozen major U.S. cities as supplies of the powerful drug have shrunk, including in high-volume markets such as Los Angeles and New York, White House drug czar John Walters said.
Meet the J-W editors at Hy-Vee this weekend
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
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.
Scouting news
July 21, 2007 in print edition on D5
Cubs clip D’Backs, remain red hot
July 21, 2007 in print edition on C4
Aramis Ramirez homered and had four RBIs and Jacque Jones had two run-scoring singles for Chicago, which won for the 19th time in 24 games.
Mechanical trouble possible factor in Brazil crash
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A7
A disconnected thrust reverser emerged as a possible factor in a Brazilian jetliner overshooting the runway, but the political heat intensified Friday after an official expressed relief that blame for the deadly crash might shift away from the government.
Club news
July 21, 2007 in print edition on D3
Big change
Methodist pastor’s new mission on a grand scale compared to stint at small North Lawrence church
July 21, 2007 in print edition on D1
In a lot of ways, it was culture shock. The Rev. Judy Long O’Neal had been working in various capacities at Centenary United Methodist Church in North Lawrence for 10 years. It’s a small church with a long history and members who are older and generally working-class.
Beckett K’s 10 as BoSox roll
Boston hurler becomes 2nd AL pitcher to reach 13 wins
July 21, 2007 in print edition on C4
Josh Beckett had 10 strikeouts and tied for the major league lead with his 13th win as the Boston Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
July 21, 2007 in print edition on C6
KU’s official Web site recently was spruced up to emphasize the upcoming football season.
OxyContin maker fined $635M for misleading consumers
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Purdue Pharma L.P., the maker of OxyContin, and three of its executives were ordered Friday to pay a $634.5 million fine for misleading the public about the painkiller’s risk of addiction.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B7
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 21, 1907: “A gas explosion in the J.C. Jensen home at 1301 R.I. this morning blew up the kitchen stove, ripped off all its lids and scattered things in general in the kitchen.
Government loosens air travel restrictions, allows cigarette lighters onboard
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
Airline passengers will be allowed to bring most cigarette lighters on board again starting next month, freeing airport screeners to spend more time searching for explosives.
Wal-Mart public hearing scheduled for Monday
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
A proposed Wal-Mart store at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive is the topic of a major public hearing Monday evening.
Juneau hired to evaluate HINU athletic department
July 21, 2007 in print edition on C3
Former Lawrence High basketball coach and longtime educator Ted Juneau has been hired fby the Haskell Indian Nations University to evaluate the athletic department, the university announced in a news release.
Darn! Wilson eliminated in round of 16
LHS grad advances on opponent’s expletive, but Cinderella story ends in ensuing match
July 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
With Spencer Wilson tied going into the 17th hole of the Kansas Amateur match play’s round of 32, one anticipated a climactic Friday morning finish. And a dramatic conclusion ensued.
Faith briefs
July 21, 2007 in print edition on D8
Native American Game tonight at Haskell
July 21, 2007 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High lineman Phillip Wahwahsuck and Santa Fe Trail High linebacker Greg Nilges will be among those competing for the East against the West in tonight’s Native American All-Star Football Game at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Peacekeepers confined after sex abuse claims
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A7
The U.N. said Friday that it had confined a group of peacekeepers to their base in Ivory Coast after receiving allegations of widespread sexual abuse, the latest in a string of accusations of sexual violations by U.N. forces around the world.
Federal government to provide $500,000 for County Road 1 renovation project
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B5
The federal government could provide less than 4 percent of the $12.9 million cost of construction of a Leavenworth County road that would accommodate a proposed first turnpike interchange in the county.
Bush revives interrogation program
President puts limits on CIA using ‘cruel and inhuman practices’ during questioning
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
President Bush breathed new life into the CIA’s terror interrogation program Friday in an executive order that would allow harsh questioning of suspects, limited in public only by a vaguely worded ban on cruel and inhuman treatment.
Keegan: T-Bones’ prince of promos
July 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
You work in baseball? You’re so lucky. You work in baseball you hear that 100 times a week, minimum. Bear Goodell works in baseball. He’s the promotions director for the Kansas City T-Bones. Consider how lucky he was on one particularly chilly February afternoon. He was in his dress slacks and shirt, standing in a flooded elevator shaft, removing the water, bucket by bucket.
90-year-old happy to stay active as restaurant cook
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B5
Friday the 13th doesn’t bother Baldwin City icon Chet McMillen one little bit.
Army secretary acknowledges mistakes in care of wounded
Pete Geren’s visit to Fort Riley his first since confirmation
July 21, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Army’s top civilian leader acknowledged Friday that the military has made mistakes in caring for wounded soldiers and said the system is being fixed.
People in the news
July 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ ‘Full House’ star Sweetin marries, Web site says¢ Lohan surrenders to police; faces charges in hit and run