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Archive for Wednesday, June 6, 2007

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Crowd Shots Game 06-06-07
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Polls
Should City Hall increase street repair funding by $1.2 million?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
77%
No
 
20%
Undecided
 
1%
Total 263
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Marty Pattin, left, walks with his grandson Blaine Pattin, 6, and his dog Juju, along north Kasold Drive. Cuts may leave roads ravaged
June 5, 2007 in print edition on 1A
A tight city budget might mean bumpier rides for Lawrence motorists. That’s one of the big issues looming over City Hall as commissioners put together a 2008 budget.
9:00 a.m.
An overwhelming majority of comments sent to the state about the proposed coal-fired power plant in western Kansas are supportive of the project.
Sunflower Electric Power Corp. is seeking a permit to build an 895-megawatt plant near Holcomb in Finney County.
Emissions limits could be costly
June 6, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The amount of carbon dioxide that is emitted into the atmosphere by the Lawrence Energy Center has raised environmental concerns. Among those worried are Lawrence residents Ray Dean and his wife, Sarah, who filed a lawsuit last week against the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, which monitors air quality.
1:00 p.m.
The Brownback Report
Brownback didn't read intelligence report before Iraq invasion
Posted June 6, 2007
Debate Coverage[(AP) McCain, Brownback admit never reading intelligence report on Iraq:][1] Senators John McCain of Arizona and Sam Brownback of Kansas each admitted during Tuesday ...
4:00 p.m.
Big man’s big heart
June 6, 2007 in print edition on 1C
If most people truly do judge a book by its cover, it stands to reason there aren’t many sports fans in Lawrence or throughout the northeastern Kansas cities that make up the Sunflower League who would have the nerve to call out Christian Ballard.
10:00 p.m.
Wal-Mart plan New Wal-Mart plans include native grass, recreational path
June 6, 2007 in print edition on 1A
A native grass area, additional walkways, more landscaping and the use of natural building materials are among major changes to a new plan for a 99,840-square-foot Wal-Mart store at the northwestern corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.

All stories

6Sports video: Raiders split series with Barnstormers
June 6, 2007
The Lawrence Raiders lost the first match-up against the K.C. Barnstormers, 13-8, but bounced back to win the second 9-8.
6News video: The fight is on against the second-leading killer in Kansas
June 6, 2007
Families of those who have lost the battle … survivors and supporters … everyone at the upcoming Relay for Life walk has a story about their experiences with cancer. 6News brings you the story of Isaac, a young boy living with Leukemia.
6Sports video: 6Sports team takes on the Free State ladies on the hardwood
June 6, 2007
It’s become a Channel 6 Sports Department tradition - to accept an invitation to the Free State High girl’s summer basketball camp. On Tuesday, Adam Krueger, Kevin Romary, and DJ Whetter battled the ladies on the hardwood!
6News video: A Lawrence institution for nearly 150 years gets a new owner
June 6, 2007
Charlton Manley Insurance is being sold to a national insurance brokerage.
6News video: Body found in K.C. is likely missing teen
June 6, 2007
Police in suburban Kansas City believe they have found the body of missing teenager Kelsey Smith.
6News video: Strong winds keep emergency crews busy
June 6, 2007
Today’s strong wind gusts kept Lawrence fire-fighters and Westar officials hopping.
6Sports video: Day two of 4-Ball Championship met with strong winds
June 6, 2007
Today’s strong winds took their toll on the golf links as day two of the 4-Ball Championship kicked off.
6News video: A summer tradition returns to downtown Lawrence
June 6, 2007
The city’s annual free Brown Bag Concert Series kicks off for the summer tomorrow in downtown Lawrence.
6News video: Unusual ‘suspect’ captured by deputies
June 6, 2007
He alluded Sheriff’s deputies for over 7 hours, sending them on a chase over a 3-mile area on foot. As you can imagine, this was no ordinary suspect. In fact … it was a horse!
6News video: Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival hits Lawrence
June 6, 2007
Thousands and thousands of people are expected to begin arriving at Clinton Lake early Thursday morning for the 4th installment of the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival.
6News video: Wal-Mart officially submits plans for proposed store
June 6, 2007
Wal-Mart officially submits its plans for a proposed store at the corner of 6th and Wakarusa in NW Lawrence.
New Wal-Mart plans include native grass, recreational path
Public comment session dates to be scheduled
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A1
A native grass area, additional walkways, more landscaping and the use of natural building materials are among major changes to a new plan for a 99,840-square-foot Wal-Mart store at the northwestern corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
6News Now: Friday’s Relay for Life will include local family battling leukemia
June 6, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, supporters and survivors will take part in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life this Friday, and an up-close look at designs for the proposed Wal-Mart at Sixth and Wakarusa.
City Hall receives new Wal-Mart plans
Staff members with the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Department began reviewing the new plans for the controversial project today
June 6, 2007
Staff members with the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Department began reviewing the new plans for the controversial project today.
Brownback defends missed votes
I’m trying to do the best I can’
June 6, 2007
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., stressed that message three times this morning during a short conference call with Kansas media when asked about missing several Senate votes since the session.
County commission cancels meeting
City must act first on lone agenda item
June 6, 2007
Tonight’s Douglas County Commission meeting has been canceled.
Charlton Manley sold to national insurance brokerage
Charlton Manley’s offices in Lawrence, Overland Park and Topeka will remain open with all of their current employees, managers and clients
June 6, 2007
Charlton Manley’s offices in Lawrence, Overland Park and Topeka will remain open with all of their current employees, managers and clients.
Softball players hope more opportunities await
June 6, 2007
Many young athletes have aspirations of playing sports competitively beyond high school and college. For boys, they have professional baseball, football, basketball, soccer and tennis, just to name a few. But compared to baseball, little opportunity exists for softball enthusiasts.
Big man’s big heart
Coach’s criticism pushes Ballard to new heights
June 6, 2007 in print edition on C1
If most people truly do judge a book by its cover, it stands to reason there aren’t many sports fans in Lawrence or throughout the northeastern Kansas cities that make up the Sunflower League who would have the nerve to call out Christian Ballard.
Cleveland ace shuts out Royals
June 6, 2007 in print edition on C1
The only walking C.C. Sabathia did was to the dugout after each scoreless inning. Cleveland’s ace left-hander pitched his fifth career shutout, and the Indians kept rolling at home, defeating the Kansas City Royals, 1-0, Tuesday night.
King lauds schools for gender gains
Women’s Sports Foundation gives Kansas University B+ in quest for ‘equitable opportunities’
June 6, 2007 in print edition on C2
For Billie Jean King, opportunity means everything. On Tuesday, she honored Purdue, Tennessee Tech, Washington State and SUNY at Buffalo for making gender equity a priority.
County to consider annexation request
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
A request from the city of Lawrence to annex land for a new sewer pump station will be considered tonight by the Douglas County Commission.
Vehicle identified in connection with teen’s abduction
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
Police have identified a vehicle they believe is connected with the apparent abduction of an 18-year-old woman from a store parking lot in this Kansas City suburb.
Human remains found near transplant plane crash site
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
No one was believed to have survived the crash of a small plane that was carrying a six-member organ transplant team and their cargo of donor organs, authorities said Tuesday.
Vegetable gardens inspiring site on the road
June 6, 2007 in print edition on D1
My bumper sticker should say, “I brake for vegetable gardens.” This time of year, I spend a fair amount of time rubbernecking people’s gardens out my car window. As I drive to work or make a trip into town, I instinctively slow down and ogle the home gardens that spring up along the side of the road - tilled patches of brown and green productivity carved into suburban or farmhouse lawns.
U.S. increases air attacks on Iraq
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A7
Four years into the war that opened with “shock and awe,” U.S. warplanes have again stepped up attacks in Iraq, dropping bombs at more than twice the rate of a year ago.
Former top aide gets 30 months in CIA leak case
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A1
Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Tuesday and ordered to pay $250,000 for lying and obstructing the CIA leak investigation - the probe that showed a White House obsessed with criticism of its decision to go to war.
Street on campus to be closed Saturday
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
Mississippi Street on Kansas University between Jayhawk Boulevard and Memorial Drive will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Commissioner concerned about cutting social service funding
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A4
City Commissioner Boog Highberger on Tuesday spoke out against proposed cuts to the 2007 budget, but his plea to lessen the severity of cuts to several Lawrence social service agencies failed to convince fellow city commissioners.
Keegan: Combine proves pointless
June 6, 2007 in print edition on C1
In case we needed another reason to love Kevin Durant, the phenomenal freshman from Texas obliged by exposing the NBA combine for what it is: a complete farce. Durant, projected to go second in the draft behind Ohio State’s Greg Oden, finished just a shade lower than that in the overall Orlando combine ranking system. He finished third. From the bottom. Out of 80 players evaluated.
Healthy herbs and spices
Benefits can go beyond aroma, taste
June 6, 2007 in print edition on D1
Can your kitchen keep you well? It might help. Studies show that some spices and herbs have benefits beyond the delicious tastes and aromas they lend to our food. These seven are found in nearly every kitchen, and the amount needed for benefits isn’t huge. But if a cayenne toddy isn’t your cup of tea, you can find them as supplements at health food stores.
British TV channel to show crash photos despite princes’ concerns
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
Defying royal wishes, a British television channel said Tuesday it will show photographs taken immediately after the car crash that killed Princess Diana nearly 10 years ago.
Novelty toy saved lives of D-Day paratroopers
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A6
Capt. Sam Gibbons knew his mission was in trouble when he hit the ground in the early hours of the D-Day invasion 63 years ago. The future congressman’s 101st Airborne troops were scattered far from their intended drop zone. And the only nearby soldiers he could see where German.
Horoscopes
June 6, 2007 in print edition on D5
Strong words
Officials must be careful not to overstate their case.
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B6
People need to be careful what they say for public consumption.Here are two recent examples. In announcing the upcoming trip to China by Chancellor Robert Hemenway and eight other Kansas University representatives, Bill Tsutsui, a highly respected Kansas University professor, said, “KU expertise going abroad can make a huge impact on China’s future.”
Campus for the future
Research park teams K-State, bioscience effort
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
It took $10 to put Olathe on the map of bioscience research. That’s how much the Kansas City suburb was paid to deed over 92 acres of land that will become a bioscience research park, life science business incubator and Kansas State University satellite campus.
Offseason development key for Ice League
June 6, 2007
Whether they’re looking to gain valuable playing experience or just spend one last summer on the diamond before they go off to college, the guys who suit up for Ice League baseball this summer will enjoy themselves.
QB traded to Miami, finally
Chiefs to receive fourth- or fifth-round pick in ‘08 draft
June 6, 2007 in print edition on C1
Trent Green could be on the field with the Dolphins by this weekend after Miami finally agreed to terms with Kansas City on a trade for the quarterback.
Bioscience Authority chairman resigns
Board members defend expenses for Blair
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
Clay Blair, who has served as the only chairman of the Kansas Bioscience Authority since its formation in 2004, announced Tuesday he was resigning amid questions raised by a newspaper about his expenses. In a letter to Bioscience Authority board members, Blair, a Johnson County businessman, gave no reason for his departure.
Emissions limits could be costly
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A1
The amount of carbon dioxide that is emitted into the atmosphere by the Lawrence Energy Center has raised environmental concerns. Among those worried are Lawrence residents Ray Dean and his wife, Sarah, who filed a lawsuit last week against the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, which monitors air quality.
Legislator unsure on AG’s challenge to picketing law
Measure requires Morrison to get ruling from state Supreme Court
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
A key lawmaker said Tuesday he was perplexed by Attorney General Paul Morrison’s legal strategy in a challenge involving the new law restricting demonstrations at funerals. “It’s a bit more circuitous than what we had contemplated,” Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt, R-Independence, said. “He’s taking a gamble.”
Old Chicago sales go to school supplies
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
Old Chicago managers and servers will be working today to raise money for supplying low-income students with the pencils, papers and other materials they’ll need for school this fall.
Studies dish the skinny on diets
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
Americans don’t give up easily. Those hoping to lose weight have put a whole new crop of diet books on the best-seller list. The science-laden “You on a Diet,” the wine lover’s “Sonoma Diet,” the manly “Abs Diet,” and the kinder, gentler Oprah Winfrey-endorsed “Best Life Diet” are just some of the recent diets.
4th terror suspect surrenders in Trinidad
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A7
A fourth suspect in an alleged plot to attack New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport surrendered Tuesday in Trinidad as some U.S. authorities raised concerns that deep social inequality in the Caribbean could foster anti-American sentiment and make the islands a fertile recruiting ground for radical Islam.
State honors business achievements
Amarr Garage Doors, Callahan Creek among 11 winners from Lawrence
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
Amarr Garage Doors Inc. and Callahan Creek Inc. each received Business Appreciation Awards from the Kansas Department of Commerce during a ceremony Tuesday in Paola.
Turning point’ in fighting pollution expected
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A7
China should see a “turning point” this year in its pollution problems and likely will meet its clean air and water goals in coming years, an environmental official said Tuesday in an unusually optimistic assessment.
May flooding wipes out many Reno County agency budgets
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B8
Flooding in late May did at least $3 million in damage to Reno County public works and officials say they will need federal help to pay for repairs.
Wheat harvest lags
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
Excessive wetness across the central and southern Great Plains has delayed winter wheat harvest and threatened crop quality, the National Agricultural Statistics Service said Tuesday.
People in the news
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Daryl Hannah visits Ecuador Indians who are suing Chevron¢ The Fray frontman possible heir to 13th-century mansion
Wal-Mart benefit
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The city is always talking about being broke, and yet they spend thousands of dollars fighting Wal-Mart on the new store they want to build. This store would put a lot of people to work (maybe not at a great salary, but at least they would have a job).
Charges against ex-police chief dropped
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B5
Citing speedy trial concerns, a judge has dismissed charges against a former Edwardsville police chief.
Israel losing chance at two-state solution
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B6
The banners that hang from downtown lampposts are emblazoned with the numeral 40. Black-and-white photos of soldiers capturing the Old City are on exhibit at museums. But there’s no mood of celebration on the 40th anniversary of Israel’s historic victory in the Six-Day War - which led to the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ features spicy Southwest flavors
June 6, 2007 in print edition on D7
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Grilling with Southwest Flavors.” Host Jayni Carey will prepare the following recipes: Southwest-Style BBQ Ribs, Grilled Corn & Pepper Salad with Chile-Lime Dressing Spicy Grilled Tomatoes, Lime Pudding Cake with Spicy Raspberry Coulis, and Margarita Shots.
Water czar’ to leave office
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B5
An official who sometimes is called the state’s “water czar,” controversial enough in the 1990s to inspire a law curbing his authority, plans later this month to leave his job regulating water use throughout Kansas.
N. Lawrence leader airs concerns
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B5
City commissioners got an earful Tuesday from the leader of the North Lawrence Improvement Association.
Actress to interpret Elizabeth Layton’s work
June 6, 2007 in print edition on D8
Screen and stage actress Shirley Knight will read the writings of Elizabeth Layton in a conjunction with a new exhibit of Layton’s drawings at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Fresh corn, green apple dress up punchy pasta salad
June 6, 2007 in print edition on D6
Most people don’t associate marinating with the making of a pasta salad. Yet pasta salads, whether an intricate recipe or just a pile of pasta with a bottle of vinaigrette dumped over it, generally improve with age. And it’s all due to marinating.
Commodities
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
Art attacks not just vandalism
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B7
Lawrence has a problem. I am not referring to the budget deficit or to the continuing sagas of the South Lawrence Trafficway or the proposed WalMart on the west side of town. The problem I’m concerned with today is a problem that goes to the very heart and soul of our community: the senseless, repeated vandalism of public art.
6 men arrested after attack at apartment
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence police arrested six men early Tuesday who reportedly forced their way into an apartment and began attacking people with baseball bats.
Bush seeks to reassure Russia on missile shield
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A7
President Bush’s attempts to soothe rising tensions with Russian President Vladimir Putin will be tested today when the two leaders come together for the first time since a U.S. proposal to place a missile defense system in Eastern Europe brought a new low to post-Cold War relations between their two countries.
Winning formula
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Yes, Ms. Barth is clearly out of sync with the current priorities here at Kansas University (“Losing touch,” June 1). The raison d’etat of the modern university is to generate revenues, and one specious formula says that this is best done by putting together a winning sports program, particularly football.
The Basics’ an essential kitchen tool
June 6, 2007 in print edition on D1
Cute so rarely cuts it in cookbooks. Filip Verheyden’s “The Basics” (Melville House, 2007, $29.95) is the exception.
Homemade iced tea reduces risk of salmonella
June 6, 2007 in print edition on D3
Q: Is it safe to drink iced tea? A: Recently, iced tea was linked to 14 cases of salmonella contamination in Arizona because of a dirty ice tea machine. Tea can become contaminated at any time from harvest to drinking glass, including harvesting, processing, transporting, steeping and storage.
Unfair criticism
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I have just read Bill Mayer’s column, “Injury will cost Kansas,” in the June 1 Journal-World and am shocked and dismayed at his cynical, shortsighted and mean-spirited comments.
Phelps’ daughter arrested for son’s actions
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B3
A member of the Kansas church that protests at soldier funerals across the nation was arrested Tuesday after her son stomped on a U.S. flag during a protest in Bellevue. Shirley Phelps-Roper, 49, of Topeka, Kan., was arrested on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
One driver in crash released from hospital
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
Two men were injured when their cars collided at 11:25 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of Iowa Street, Lawrence police said. Lucas Schimmel, 25, and Luis Salas, 21, both of Lawrence, were flown by air ambulance to Kansas City-area hospitals.
On the record
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
Sierra Nevada fire forces evacuations
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
A wildfire fanned by high wind on the eastern front of the Sierra Nevada led to the evacuation of homes and two schools Tuesday and closed a 40-mile section of highway spanning the California state line.
Lawrence Datebook
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
Castro makes rare appearance in TV interview
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A1
For the first time since he took ill last summer, Fidel Castro appeared in an extended interview broadcast Tuesday on Cuban TV, looking healthier than in earlier clips and commenting about a host of topics from Vietnam to renewable energy.
Williams falls at French Open
June 6, 2007 in print edition on C2
Befuddled all match, Serena Williams reacted to one flubbed backhand by spiking her racket to the court, drawing full-throated boos from spectators.
Donovan out, Van Gundy in?
Orlando close to finalizing dismissal of former Florida coach
June 6, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Orlando Magic are close to resolving their coaching fiasco by agreeing to a deal to dismiss Billy Donovan and hire Stan Van Gundy, according to reports Tuesday.
Warthogs’ six-run fifth seals Monarchs’ fate
June 6, 2007
Down by four after an inning and a half, the Warthogs came roaring back with a seven-run second inning and never trailed again while defeating the Monarchs, 15-9, in Houk League action Friday at Holcom.
Bomber kills 18 tribal leaders
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A7
A suicide car bomber struck a group of tribal chiefs who opposed al-Qaida, killing at least 18 in a market area near Fallujah. Tuesday’s attack underscored the difficulties facing Sunni leaders in trying to wrest control of Anbar province from the terror network.
Baseball lover builds shrine to prove it
June 6, 2007
Billy Barnes loves baseball. The Southwest Junior High eighth-grader devotes countless hours of time and money on his large - and still growing - collection of baseball memorabilia. In his room the walls are decorated with everything from sports posters to jerseys.
Titans’ final frames shoot down Falcons
June 6, 2007
The Titans and Falcons battled back and forth in a close game Saturday morning before the the Titans exploded for 14 runs combined in the third and fourth innings on their way to a 20-6 victory.
2006 champs grab early lead
June 6, 2007 in print edition on C1
It took Brandon Hermreck a few holes to brush off the butterflies on the first day of stroke-play qualifying for the Kansas Golf Association Four-Ball Championship at Alvamar Golf Club. But once he calmed down, Hermreck and teammate Zechariah Potter - the defending Four-Ball champs - rolled to the top of the leaderboard with a 6-under 65.
Countdown to Atlantis launch begins
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
NASA started a countdown Tuesday toward the first space shuttle flight of the year. Engineers reported no major technical problems and the weather forecast looked favorable for a Friday launch. The countdown clock began ticking on schedule Tuesday at 8 p.m. CDT.
State says professors pass tests of time
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
Two Kansas University professors who have helped write, administer, prepare, score and study state assessment exams for millions of Kansas students over nearly three decades were honored Tuesday by interim Education Commissioner Dale Dennis.
Rebels get plenty early against the Red Sox
June 6, 2007
After scoring two runs in each of the first three innings, the Kansas Rebels put away the Red Sox with a seven-run fifth to win 13-0 Thursday at 4-H Fields.
Raiders eager to open season
Legion lid-lifter tonight
June 6, 2007 in print edition on C7
Rain, rain, go away, the Lawrence Raiders want to play. Washed out of a season-opening tournament in Kansas City last weekend, the city’s lone senior American Legion baseball team is scheduled to debut tonight.
Suspect charged in Laos plot confesses, implicates 2 others
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Rancho Cordova man, one of 10 charged in Sacramento federal court with plotting a violent coup against the Laotian government, confessed and implicated the two key suspects, according to a court document filed Tuesday.
Six-run ninth lifts Jays over Rays
June 6, 2007 in print edition on C6
Matt Stairs scored the winning run on a bases-loaded walk, capping Toronto’s six-run ninth inning.
Powerful cyclone unnerves oil markets
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A7
A powerful cyclone menaced Oman’s central coast with strong winds and rain today after thousands of residents fled to higher ground. Forecasters said the Arabian Peninsula’s strongest storm in 60 years was on a course for southern Iran and the oil-rich Persian Gulf.
Utley sparks Phillies in 11th
June 6, 2007 in print edition on C6
Just back from the minors, Rick Vanden Hurk took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, and Florida beat Atlanta for a split of the doubleheader.
TB patient may be able to leave room
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Atlanta lawyer quarantined with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis has a relatively low chance of spreading the disease, possibly allowing him to leave his isolation room for a short time as soon as next week, one of his doctors said Tuesday.
Interim leaders to run international programs
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
As Kansas University leaders begin searching this fall for a new associate vice provost for international programs, two interim leaders were named Tuesday.
Players look to keep focused for summer
June 6, 2007
Every year plenty of young athletes participate in one if not more summer sports programs. One issue with all of this availability is keeping those athletes focused on the sports they play during the school year. Some summer activities are solely meant for offseason training, which present opportunities for the athletes to stay focused and improve their games during their time off.
Institute director has insight on likely candidate
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B4
The director of Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics has a history with one of the more intriguing potential candidates in the 2008 presidential field.
Republicans debate war, God and science
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
Republican presidential candidates wrestled with issues of war, God and science in a freewheeling two-hour debate Tuesday night, at times battling over which of them are conservative enough for the party’s primary voters while still sufficiently distant from a GOP president suffering low approval ratings.
Judge considers replacing attorneys in Westar case
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B4
Attorneys for a former Westar Energy Inc. executive charged with looting the utility asked a federal judge Tuesday to be allowed to withdraw from the case, saying they haven’t been paid in years.
Military theme featured on ‘River City Weekly’
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard Myers talks about his tenure as chairman and shares his views on the militarization of space beginning tonight on “River City Weekly.”
Miami transfer picks K-State
June 6, 2007 in print edition on C2
Denis Clemente, who started 15 games at point guard for Miami last season but was suspended in February for violating team rules, has transferred to Kansas State.
Diamondbacks outlast Storm in high scoring game
June 6, 2007
The Diamondbacks took on the Storm in Lawrence Girls Fastpitch Association 12U action Sunday at Youth Sports Inc. The Diamondbacks won the game, 18-11.
TBS tests the Payne/pleasure principle
June 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (8 p.m., TBS) stars LaVan Davis as fire chief Curtis “Pops” Payne. He’s the cranky father and title character, a sweet man who never lets down his crusty guard, particularly when his nephew and his children are in the house, which is practically all of the time.
Dad’s kind of breakfast: hearty pancakes
June 6, 2007 in print edition on D8
This Father’s Day, treat Dad to a breakfast that will sustain him through all the well-deserved naps he’ll want to take. And for that, no ordinary pancake will do.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B6
Kevorkian didn’t hide death
June 6, 2007 in print edition on B7
I’ve always believed that someday there will be a Jack Kevorkian postage stamp. Granted, it will be a first-class stamp that costs $3; that’s how far into the future we’re talking. But considering we’ve had a Richard Nixon stamp, who says you need charisma to grace the upper right corners of America’s envelopes?