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6News video: Anti-war protester take march through city
June 3, 2007
The anti-war protesters who stand outside of the Douglas County Court House each week marched their message through town Saturday.
6Sports video: Raiders rained out once again
June 3, 2007
To the American Legion diamond now where although sunny skies dominated the area today, the Lawrence Raiders still have yet to take the field in 2007.
6News video: Internet helpful for medical info when used with caution
June 3, 2007
You can find just about anything on the internet - directions to travel destinations, statistics for a baseball player that died one hundred years ago and of course the latest medical advice.
6Sports video: Former Jayhawks reach NBA finals
June 3, 2007
Meanwhile on the hardwood last night, two former Jayhawks reached the NBA finals for the first time in their respective careers.
6News video: Boot camp fitness a popular form of fitness
June 3, 2007
It’s an exercise trend that’s really picked up the pace. Outdoor boot-camps have kicked into high gear as the new way to work out.
6Sports video: KU holds annual high school passing tourney
June 3, 2007
Switching gears to the gridiron now where yesterday KU held its annual high school 7-on-7 passing tournament.
6News video: Newest city business plans for big growth
June 3, 2007
Two top executives from a company with big plans for Lawrence say they have plenty of reason to be optimistic.
6News video: Garden tour features nine local homes
June 3, 2007
Just next door - shade, herb, and rain gardens were all on display at the annual Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners 2007 garden tour.
6News video: Beekeepers swarm to area for annual meeting
June 3, 2007
Beekeepers from around the state swarmed to Lawrence this weekend for their annual day of workshops and presentations.
6News video: Fuel shortage reason for high gas prices
June 3, 2007
Well if you’ve filled up recently, chances are your wallet is running on empty.
Facing the past
Film documents life of immigrant who fled religious persecution, eluded death and now shares story of hope with local students
June 3, 2007 in print edition on D1
Henry Remple’s life is a story about bouncing back. About war, religious persecution, illness, starvation and death. But also about escape, endurance, hope, courage and survival.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle’ written with love and charm
June 3, 2007 in print edition on D3
Do we curse the rain because it keeps us from washing the car on our day off? Or, in the midst of a drought, do we consider the downpour a blessing for the local farmer who grows food for our table?
Road success helps Royals right themselves
Brown homers, Perez returns to win column as K.C. makes it two straight
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
All the Kansas City Royals needed to end a long losing skid was a road trip. It helps that it led off with Tampa Bay.
Fishing report
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C10
Workin’ double time
Rehab, fatherhood keep Hawkins busy
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
Jeff Hawkins’ three-month European vacation was cut short last December when, unexpectedly, his funds ran low. “The team owed me a little bit of money.
Late surge puts Pampling up by three
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C8
Rod Pampling had reason to look concerned as his tee shot sailed toward trouble on the right side of the 18th fairway. Given how the rest of his third round had gone Saturday at the Memorial, Pampling had no worries.
Celebrity locks have inspired hairstyles good, bad and ugly
June 3, 2007 in print edition on D1
I am sitting in a barber chair, commanding my stylist to make me look like Ellen Barkin. I’ve brought to my appointment three photographs, each shot from a different angle, of Ms. Barkin as she appears in the new movie, “Oceans 13.” “Make me look like THAT,” I say with authority.
White Sox keep slipping
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C4
Aaron Hill hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning, and Alex Rios added a three-run homer.
Endless summers no more at Coney Island’s ‘Astroland’
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
On a Coney Island afternoon, as the screams echo from deep inside the haunted house and laughter rings above the thump of the bumper cars, the good times would seem destined to roll on forever at the Astroland Amusement Park. Carol Albert knows better.
New AT&T CEO takes over
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A7
After an acquisition binge that transformed the smallest Baby Bell into a telecommunications heavyweight, AT&T Inc. is undergoing another change today: a new chief executive.
Without a virtual sheriff, online fantasy worlds can run wild
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A7
Earlier this year, one animated character in Second Life, a popular online fantasy world, allegedly raped another character.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B7
Local citizens said they would have a difficult time adjusting to Douglas County’s shift from the 3rd Congressional District served by Rep. Larry Winn Jr. to the 2nd District, where either incumbent Republican Jim Jeffries or Democrat challenger Jim Slattery would be the representative in Washington.
Polarization makes Lawrence a less pleasant place
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B7
I remember the precise moment when the revelation struck me. It came as a lightning bolt, unexpected but irresistible. The year was 1978. I was standing outside the Jayhawk Food Mart at Ninth and Illinois talking to an old friend I’d run into.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B7
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 3, 1907: “Experts say electric light will not discolor or spoil your walls or ceiling decorations. Even oil paintings will not be affected, we are told.
Immigration a vital part of America’s heritage
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B7
The rancorous American debate over changing U.S. immigration law does not end at the water’s edge. The choices that Congress will soon make are being watched, and judged, abroad for what they will say about the future that Americans want for themselves and for the world.
Bias shows in crime reporting
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
It always amazes me when white people put on the victim hat. As in victim of racial oppression. By any measure - health, education, economics, employment - white Americans enjoy a superior standard of living. If that’s racial oppression, sign me up.
June 3, 2007 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, June 3, 2007:
Kansas’ reliance on coal shows
State among top 10 in CO2 emissions per person
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
Three-fourths of the electricity Kansans use comes from coal-fired generating plants, and that heavier-than-average reliance on coal helps explain why the state is among the top 10 in carbon dioxide emissions per person.
Cancer ordeal gives survivor new perspective
Relay for Life provides sense of community, support
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
Hope. It’s a small but meaningful word for Lawrence cancer survivor Dianna Nelson, who wears a purple-and-white bracelet with “hope” inscribed on it. That same four-letter word will help inspire Nelson and others at Friday’s Douglas County Relay for Life when it is spelled out in hundreds of luminarias that honor those stricken by cancer.
Flip This House’ businessman accused of fraud
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
On an episode of A&E’s popular reality series “Flip This House,” Atlanta businessman Sam Leccima sits in front of a run-down house and calls buying and selling real estate his passion.
Leaders needed
Community leaders are a precious commodity in tornado-ravaged Greensburg.
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
Two resignations from the Greensburg City Council this week are only one small indication of the huge obstacles that stand between this tornado-ravaged town and a productive future.
Serious drinker
Holland takes joy in old-time social pleasures
June 3, 2007 in print edition on D3
Outside Barbara Holland’s little house in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a cold drizzle falls through a thick fog. Inside the house, it’s warmer and drier and the fog isn’t water vapor; it’s cigarette smoke.
Take care of your deck
June 3, 2007 in print edition on D5
Keeping your deck in good shape ensures the safety of your family and guests and helps protect your investment.
People in the news
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Grant won’t face charges for claim of baked-bean attack¢ Katie Holmes says she’s ready for more children¢ Newman gives $10M to Ohio college for scholarship fund
Milford hatchery to shut down in July
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C10
The Milford Fish Hatchery near Junction City will shut down for eight months beginning July 1 for repair.
Commentary: If guilty, Vick deserves harsh penalty
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C2
If Cincinnati’s Chris Henry got eight games and Tennessee’s Pacman Jones got a year, how long should Michael Vick be suspended if he is found guilty in the investigation into dogfighting on his Virginia property? How about life? That sounds about right.
JFK terror plot foiled
Three men arrested in ‘unthinkable’ plan
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
Federal authorities announced Saturday they had broken up a suspected Muslim terrorist cell planning a “chilling” attack to destroy John F. Kennedy International Airport, kill thousands of people and trigger an economic catastrophe by blowing up a jet fuel artery that runs through populous residential neighborhoods.
Coal at fault in states with highest carbon dioxide emissions
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B4
America may spew more greenhouse gases than any other country, but some states are astonishingly more prolific polluters than others - and it’s not always the ones you might expect.
Officials: U.S. bombards Somali area
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
A U.S. warship pounded Somalia’s remote coastal northeast, targeting Islamic militants hours after a gunbattle with Somali government forces that left eight insurgents dead, officials said Saturday.
For some people, mature cat better match than kitten
June 3, 2007 in print edition on D8
It’s kitten season. Each spring and summer, as sure as the tulips and strawberries come, animal shelters across the nation burst with adorable feline furballs.
Grandfather offers to replace man in captivity
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
A Colombian grandfather to the children of a U.S. defense contractor held by leftist rebels offered Saturday to take his place in captivity, saying the man’s twin 4-year-olds should finally meet their father.
Rumble in the jungle? It’s just elephant chat
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
Elephants use vibrations to make long distance calls through the ground, and now scientists say the big animals can tell who’s calling and may even screen their calls.
Marchers protest Iraq war, military recruiters
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
Anti-war demonstrators who stand outside the Douglas County Courthouse each Saturday got some extra exercise this week. Several joined a group of nearly 40 people who marched from Central Junior High School, 1400 Mass., to the U.S. Army Recruiting Office, 2233 La.
Hamas hints it may consider truce
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
Hamas may be willing to agree to a cease-fire with Israel for one year, a senior official of the militant group said in an interview published on Saturday. Hamas said it had not fired any rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip for days.
Youngsters spend day with Thomas
Six-day event expected to draw more than 16,000 fans of tank engine
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
Baldwin City was probably the only place in the world where Trenton Barnhart wanted to spend his Saturday. At 18 months old, the toddler has developed a keen interest for two things. “He’s crazy about trains,” Steve Barnhart, Trenton’s father, said. “And he’s crazy about Thomas.”
60 dead after boat sinks crossing river
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
A boat sank while crossing a river in Afghanistan’s most dangerous province, killing about 60 Taliban fighters and civilians, officials said Saturday. Elsewhere, 34 other suspected Taliban were killed during a military operation.
Barry weakens to tropical depression
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
Tropical Storm Barry weakened into a tropical depression as it moved through Tampa Bay on Saturday, bringing nearly 7 inches of rain to parts of the drought-parched region.
Agent’s widow denies he worked for British
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
The widow of poisoned former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko denies that he was working for British intelligence as the man charged with killing him has claimed.
Lebanon steps up attack on militants
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A9
A missile-firing helicopter joined the Lebanese army offensive against al-Qaida-inspired militants on Saturday, the second day of a push against Islamic fighters vowing a fight to the death inside a Palestinian refugee camp.
Survivors park to get makeover
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
The first of more than 20 Cancer Survivor Parks built around the country with help from the R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation is about to be renovated to make it more inviting and inspiring.
Quadriplegic teen awarded $16 million for diving injury
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B8
A jury has awarded a $16 million verdict to a northeast Kansas teenager who was left quadriplegic after diving into a lake. Bradley Hudspeth, 18, was injured in August 2005 while diving with friends at Lake Quivira, located in a private residential community of the same name that spans the Wyandotte-Johnson county line.
Masked protesters, police clash ahead of G-8 summit
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
Protesters with black hoods and bandanas covering their faces showered police with rocks and beer bottles Saturday, before the heavily armored officers drove them back with water cannon and tear gas during a rally against an upcoming Group of Eight summit.
Powerful Iraq-style bomb found in Afghanistan
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
A powerful and sophisticated type of roadside bomb prevalent in Iraq but not seen before in Afghanistan was discovered near a university in Kabul last week, prompting a rare countrywide warning to NATO and Afghan troops.
Protesters rally for immigrant rights
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
Immigrant advocates staged a protest at the Capitol on Saturday to demand changes to the latest immigration proposal before Congress.
Japanese panel to call for daylight saving time
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
A key policymaking body will propose that the government begin studying the early introduction of a daylight saving system as part of measures to combat global warming, it has been learned.
In-law of TB patient to be investigated
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
A federal microbiologist, the father-in-law of the man quarantined with a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis, will be investigated to see how he was involved in the case, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday.
Tips for finding medical and health information online
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
Typing the search term cancer into Google brings up a list of more than 200 million Web sites. So it’s no surprise that a 2006 study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that a quarter of people using the Internet for health searches felt overwhelmed by the amount of information they found.
Historians work to make Black Jack a prominent Civil War landmark
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
Here’s an interesting bit of American Civil War trivia: What many consider the first battle in the bloodiest war in the nation’s history - the Battle of Black Jack near Baldwin City - didn’t claim a single life.
Kurdish region troubled on two fronts
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A9
Iraq’s Kurdish region felt pressure from two sides Saturday, as saboteurs bombed a vital bridge link to Baghdad in the south, and Turkish troops across the northern border massed for a possible strike.
A virtual blessing
Online information about health matters can be misused and misunderstood, but it also can be empowering - and vital in helping people cope
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
For Jeannine Crum, the Internet is a murky crystal ball. The 71-year-old Lawrence woman, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease two years ago, uses the Internet to research what medicines she might need some day and the side effects they could bring.
Lawrence eateries to serve tornado relief
June 3, 2007 in print edition on E1
Six Lawrence restaurants will be among dozens statewide participating in Dine for Kansas, an event designed to raise money for disaster relief in Greensburg and areas that have suffered with problems related to flooding.
Warning given in prairie dog poisoning
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
The chairman of the Logan County Commission will receive a warning - but no fine - for illegally setting out prairie dog poison earlier this year on land he farms.
Cubs’ meltdown carries on
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C4
The Cubs threw no punches. Manager Lou Piniella kicked dirt and threw his cap, though.
Competition is smokin’ at barbecue bash
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
Bulldog Boulevard becomes Smoker’s Alley once a year for the McLouth Barbecue Blowout. The smell of barbecue filled the air Saturday as 36 aficionados lined the street, competing to win over people with their cooked meats.
A preventive approach to health care costs
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
As an adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton, Ken Thorpe had a close-up view of the fiasco that was health care reform in 1993-94. Since that effort crashed, he, like many others, has watched in frustration as costs have soared and health insurance has moved beyond the reach of millions more Americans - 46 million in all.
KU students honored for vocal performance
June 3, 2007 in print edition on D2
Kansas University doctoral student and vocalist Angela Rae Solomon won the grand prize of $5,000 at the 2007 Naftzger Young Artists Auditions. KU junior Eunmee Song won the $2,000 piano-division prize.
Capps misses finals
Driver’s funny car qualifying streak ends at 55 at Topeka track
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C7
Funny Car points leader Ron Capps failed to qualify for the O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals on Saturday, ending the longest active qualifying streak in the class at 55 races.
Bad groin pushes back Clemens’ 2007 debut
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C5
Roger Clemens was scratched from Monday’s start against the Chicago White Sox because of a fatigued right groin.
June 3, 2007 in print edition on D3
Indy leader Dixon wants more victories
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C7
Scott Dixon came to the Milwaukee Mile this week with the IndyCar Series points lead and more than a little trepidation about facing one of American open-wheel racing’s oldest oval tracks.
Cubs add another crazy chapter
Dugout fight latest blight for club that can do no right
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C5
These are crazy days for the Chicago Cubs, who have known a lot of them in their long, anguished history.
Residents sift through tornado-damaged homes
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
Dozens of residents on Saturday picked through the shredded remains of homes leveled by a tornado that twisted through three eastern Iowa communities a night earlier.
HBO to show Chiefs’ camp
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C2
Kansas City Chiefs fans will get a rare insider’s look at training camp this summer. The team announced Saturday it would be the subject of HBO’s sports-reality show “Hard Knocks.”
Lawrence artist featured in festival
June 3, 2007 in print edition on D4
David Hamby, of Lawrence, was recently selected as one of eight featured artisans to share his pen-turning processes with the Smoky Hill River Festival audience in Salina. This is his second year in a row to participate as a demonstrator at the festival.
Spurs return to practice with wary eye on LeBron
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C6
The San Antonio Spurs returned to practice Saturday, well aware of LeBron James’ capabilities. “He was rather noticeable,” coach Gregg Popovich said.
On the record
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B2
TraceBack to the future
Identigen leaders look ahead to biotech’s potential in area
June 3, 2007 in print edition on E1
Identigen Ltd. has big plans for Lawrence - starting with a dozen scientific, technical and support personnel in town to serve as the Irish company’s headquarters for North American operations, a location anticipated to grow to 200 or 300 employees within the next two to five years.
June 3, 2007
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:
Saved - By Katie Lashbrook
June 3, 2007 in print edition on D3
Ochoa leads despite mistakes
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C8
Leave it to Lorena Ochoa to find the sunny side of a tropical depression.
Mauresmo’s misery all too familiar
Fifth-seeded Frenchwoman again falls at Roland Garros
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C2
Amelie Mauresmo usually faults her mind-set after French Open failures. This time, she blamed her body for a third-round loss.
Finalists listed for 8 wonders of Kansas
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
Never mind the Kansans who sneered that there’s nothing wonderful in their state. The nonprofit group behind the Eight Wonders of Kansas contest got hundreds of submissions and has now selected 24 finalists.
Monster Pig’ named Fred, raised on farm before sold
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A10
The huge hog that became known as “Monster Pig” after being hunted and killed by an 11-year-old boy had another name: Fred.
Stanford storms to NCAA championship by 12 strokes
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C8
Stanford’s men’s golf team started the season with modest goals after a stretch that made the Tiger Woods Era seem so long ago.
Do we still think bronze is beautiful?
June 3, 2007 in print edition on D1
The perception that tanned skin is desirable might be changing, according to two new surveys that asked whether bronze skin is still considered beautiful.
Keep your face beaming - use sunscreen
June 3, 2007 in print edition on D5
Regular sunscreens can work on the face as well as the body. But there also are several face-specific products that anyone with sensitive or acne-prone skin might want to consider to avoid undesirable side effects that might detract from the primary goal - keeping skin healthy.
Edwards wins wreck-filled 200
Busch points leader avoids mishaps
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C7
Carl Edwards’ hard push to the finish line was slowed only by the caution flag.
K.C. clips Grand Rapids
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C2
Raymond Philyaw threw four touchdown passes in Kansas City’s 33-point fourth quarter to help the Brigade beat the Grand Rapids Rampage, 66-53, on Saturday night in the Arena Football League.
Man swallows up record for hot dog eating
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
A California man smashed the world record for hot dog eating at a contest Saturday, gobbling up more than 59 franks in 12 minutes.
Lawrence Datebook
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B2
Haas finally finding Florida to his liking
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C8
Jay Haas, winless in Florida in PGA Tour-sanctioned competition, shot a 6-under 65 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Tom Purtzer after the second round of the Boeing Championship.
Library’s MyStory returns this week
June 3, 2007 in print edition on D2
The Lawrence Public Library’s MyStory celebrates its fifth anniversary this year with “Trips, Travel and Family Vacations.” Share stories of camping, the Grand Canyon or a memorable family reunion with others.
Enough speed
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Elizabeth Black’s article “Lawrence drivers seem to lack need for speed” (Pulse, May 28) was quite amusing.
Green, Edwards big hits at camp
Chiefs fans show QB some love despite tenuous status
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
As far as 10-year-old Daniel Gibson is concerned, Trent Green can stay in Kansas City, and the Miami Dolphins can go steal somebody else’s quarterback.
Petty headed to booth
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C7
For a driver who turned 47 on Saturday, Kyle Petty was set to celebrate with the perfect birthday gift: time off.
All-natural sweetener faces doubts about safety
Coca-Cola, Cargill unveil additive developed from stevia plant, but FDA hasn’t approved it
June 3, 2007 in print edition on E1
An ultra-secret project begun years ago by two corporate giants broke into the open last week as Coca-Cola and Cargill announced that they have developed a new sweetener from the stevia plant, a South American bush known to locals as honey leaf.
Deadline for WIHA nearing
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C10
Deadline for landowners interested in the state’s Walk-In Hunting Access Program to enroll is July 1.
Football complex showing progress
Construction crews wiping out parking spots to make room for practice fields
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
Work continues at the Anderson Family Football Complex, and it’s getting pretty noticeable now.
Immigration laws
June 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: This is about the U.S. Senate’s failure to address the needs of the American people, i.e., the issue of retooling Social Security has not been addressed.
Teatime - and its accessories - back in style
June 3, 2007 in print edition on D4
Tea parties are back, but in a new form. Home-based Victorian tea parties for birthdays or wedding showers, complete with elaborate food and huge Victorian hats, are in style.
Raiders postponed
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Raiders again had their 2007 American Legion Baseball debut pushed back Saturday due to wet weather.
Not dead yet: Senators roll, 5-3
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C6
Upon further review, the Ottawa Senators are right back in the Stanley Cup finals.
Allure editor touts favorite sunscreens
June 3, 2007 in print edition on D5
There’s a sea of sunscreens out there. You’ll find most include about a half-dozen widely used active ingredients that provide sun protection, with each lotion, spray or stick using a slightly tweaked combination. The real differences are in how they look, feel and smell.
Orphaned wild animals should be left alone; ‘rescues’ often lead to death
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C10
Every spring and early summer, hundreds of orphaned wild animals are picked up when they would do perfectly well left alone.
Car plows into festival; dozens hurt
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
A woman plowed her car through a crowded street festival Saturday night, injuring about 35 people, including two police officers who drove their motor scooters into her path attempting to stop her, authorities said.
Ginseng, flaxseed may help fight cancer, studies find
June 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
The first scientific tests of some popular alternative medicine products hint that American ginseng might lessen cancer fatigue and that flaxseed might slow the growth of prostate tumors.
King’ James gets crown
Cavaliers win East, earn first trip to NBA finals
June 3, 2007 in print edition on C6
Crown them one and all, the kid called King and the Cleveland Cavaliers. For the first time, they’re Eastern Conference champions - and on their way to the NBA finals.