Archive for Friday, June 8, 2007

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Rebels vs. Red sox LGFPA  6-03 Wakarusa Music Festival, Day 1
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Polls
Are you going to the Wakarusa Festival?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
86%
Yes
 
11%
Undecided
 
2%
Total 595
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.

Jim Modig, Kansas University director of design and construction management, displays a handful of crumbling concrete and rusted steel in the underground tunnels below the university's power plant during a guided tour. Modig explained last week that repairs to the tunnels are of the highest priority and the estimated cost for the work is $8 million. Campus funding still not a fix-all
June 8, 2007 in print edition on 1A
A new plan to address a backlog of repairs at state universities hasn’t even started - and already calls for more money have been raised.
9:00 a.m.
Cars, trucks and tents begin to fill the grounds at the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival on its first day. The festival runs through Sunday at Clinton State Park. Bands fuel funky fun
June 8, 2007 in print edition on 1A
If the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival means rock concerts, camping out and environmentalism, then Michael Rouse may be the embodiment of Wakarusa’s spirit.
1:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
Kelley Hunt on her Kansas Governor's Arts Award and music career
Posted June 8, 2007
Lawrence blues artist Kelley Hunt is the subject of this week's Pulse Podcast. She received a Kansas Governor's Arts Awards during a reception Thursday evening in Topeka. The podcast also takes a look at some highlights in the weekend's arts and entertainment scene. Chief among them, the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival at Clinton State Park.
4:00 p.m.
Kan'Nal formed in Guatemala and plays "shamanic rock." Band unites Mayan mysticism, loud guitars
June 8, 2007 in print edition on 1D
Mel Gibson missed a golden opportunity to hire the perfect band to play the wrap party for his latest cinematic epic, “Apocalypto.” If only he had stumbled upon Kan’Nal.
10:00 p.m.
Midge Grinstead, Lawrence Humane Society executive director, feeds
a terrier at the animal shelter in this file photo. Proposal may ease city cuts
June 8, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Proposed city budget cuts to social service agencies may not go as deep as originally planned.

All stories

6News video: Wakarusa Festival calm compared to years past
June 8, 2007
Clear blue skies, no traffic problems and only one arrest - those involved in this year’s Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival call this year’s event a 180-degree turn around from last year’s.
6Sports video: Three Jayhawks place at national track meet
June 8, 2007
Let’s head to Sacramento, Calif., now where the NCAA track championships saw three Jayhawks place in their respective events.
6Sports video: MLB taps four ‘Hawks in amateur draft
June 8, 2007
To the diamond now where four Kansas Jayhawks are selected on day two on Major League Baseball’s amateur draft.
6Sports video: Former KU golfers make KGA four-ball championship semifinals
June 8, 2007
This mornings quarterfinal round at the Kansas Golf Association’s four-ball championship produced this final four: top-seeded former KU golfers Conrad Roberts and Chad Roesler vs. 13-seed Zach Cleland and Mitch Boles, the other side of the bracket an all wheat-shockers semifinal.
6News video: Lawrence residents walk for cancer victims, cure
June 8, 2007
Lawrence residents are putting on their walking shoes tonight, but this isn’t your ordinary stroll.
6News video: Proposed budget cuts for social services reduced
June 8, 2007
Budget cuts to social service agencies like the Salvation Army and the Boys and Girls Club could hurt a little less than expected.
6Sports video: Ask the Pro, Week 1: How to play in the wind
June 8, 2007
“I love the golf courses in Lawrence except on windy days. Then, I hate them! I’ve gotten to the point where if I wake up, look out the window, and see the trees bending, I don’t even get out of bed. Please help me! How can I play better in the wind?”
6News video: Man accused of hit-and-run makes court appearance
June 8, 2007
A preliminary hearing gets underway for the Lawrence man accused of killing a KU student in a hit-and-run accident in September.
6News video: Relay for Life recognizes cancer survivors
June 8, 2007
Who would’ve thought that something simple as walking could lead to a cure for cancer? That’s the hope for the hundreds of people who turned out tonight for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
6News video: LHS debaters making trip to national meet
June 8, 2007
They’re going where no one from their school has gone - for a decade. Lawrence High seniors Brandon Schwager and Shane Billig are going to the national debate tournament in Wichita later this month.
6News video: Gov. Sebelius examining schools’ emergency plans
June 8, 2007
A special commission formed by Governor Kathleen Sebelius to look into school safety plans gets together today for the first time.
6News video: Tonganoxie Days provide fun events for families
June 8, 2007
Looking for something to do this weekend? Then you might check out Tonganoxie Days at the Leavenworth County fairgrounds and downtown Tonganoxie.
Proposal may ease city cuts
Agencies would get 4 percent less with Chestnut’s plan
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
Proposed city budget cuts to social service agencies may not go as deep as originally planned.
Four Jayhawks tabbed in MLB Amateur Draft
June 8, 2007
Senior outfielder Kyle Murphy was joined by three Kansas University juniors - outfielder Brock Simpson, pitcher Zach Ashwood and infielder Erik Morrison - in hearing his name called on Friday’s second day of the MLB Amateur Draft.
Accident reported near Eudora
Authorities respond to head-on crash
04:55 p.m., June 8, 2007 Updated 06:04 p.m.
Authorities respond to head-on crash
6News Now: City Commissioner Rob Chestnut proposes lighter budget cuts
June 8, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a new plan would ease proposed budget cuts by 4% rather than 6%, and hundreds will hit the track tonight for the Relay for Life.
No ruling on smoking ban, Martin Miller murder conviction
Today was earliest rulings could be expected
June 8, 2007
The Kansas Supreme Court issued no rulings Friday on the city’s smoking ban, nor the murder conviction of Martin Miller. Oral arguments in the cases were held before the court in April, and Friday was the earliest date when the court could have issued rulings.
Campus funding still not a fix-all
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
A new plan to address a backlog of repairs at state universities hasn’t even started - and already calls for more money have been raised.
Band unites Mayan mysticism, loud guitars
June 8, 2007 in print edition on D1
Mel Gibson missed a golden opportunity to hire the perfect band to play the wrap party for his latest cinematic epic, “Apocalypto.” If only he had stumbled upon Kan’Nal.
Douglas County Senior Services’ new director brings long resume
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
When John Glassman left as director of a hospital foundation in Colorado last year, he had no doubt about his next stop. Lawrence beckoned.
Mayer: Hoag unlucky in ‘52
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
If Kansas University and Charlie Hoag had been blessed with the medical presence of a Jeff Randall or Oklahoma’s Don O’Donohue in 1952, KU well might have won its second straight NCAA basketball title. Charlie was that good, until : we’ll get there.
Bands fuel funky fun
Police presence down on first day of event
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
If the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival means rock concerts, camping out and environmentalism, then Michael Rouse may be the embodiment of Wakarusa’s spirit.
Summer doesn’t slow K-10 Connector
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
The bus service linking Johnson County and Lawrence isn’t taking a summer break. And neither are its riders.
Native Kansas actress to read artist’s writings
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Shirley Knight is no stranger to Kansas. Even with recent appearances on television’s “Desperate Housewives,” “House” and “Law and Order,” the actress manages to return to her home state each year for the William Inge festival in Independence and other events in Lawrence, Topeka and Wichita.
Old guys’ Roberts, Roesler win
Former Jayhawks claim pair of match-play victories, reach quarterfinals
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
Old is a bit of a harsh word to use when comparing Conrad Roberts and Chad Roesler to the other seven teams left in the Kansas Golf Association Four-Ball Championship. They are more like seasoned veterans.
Surround sound
Lawrence man enjoys ringside seats to Wakarusa from comfort of own backyard
June 8, 2007 in print edition on D1
In many respects it’s just a trailer. Cozy, clean and stationary. It’s encircled by a charming yard, with statues, flowerpots, birdbaths, picnic tables and several American flags waving in the wind.
Ex-phone sex convict in court on burglary charges
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
A man convicted more than a decade ago of breaking into homes to call phone sex lines was back in court this week after allegedly breaking into a female acquaintance’s home and climbing into bed with her.
So far, so good
The foiled plots at Fort Dix and JFK Airport merit praise rather than skepticism.
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
It seems some Americans are peeved, even disappointed, when our homeland security system appears to score a victory, of any kind. Critics are so caught up in rhetoric about civil rights and invasion of privacy that they miss the big picture.
Optimism a prerequisite for Newark mayor
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
Cory Booker, 38, has not read Roth’s superb novel, which turns on the race riots that raged for six days and took 24 lives 40 years ago this summer. But Booker is bullish on Newark. Roth is a writer of social realism. Obdurate optimism is part of the job description of mayor of this battered city, which was a plaything of the mob before mobs burned it.
Bush has reasons for environmental stand
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
Once again President Bush is being slammed by much of the international community. This time it is for his failure to commit the United States to the same steps that are the rage in Europe to deal with rising global temperatures.
Soldier arrested in allegedly stolen Humvee
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
A soldier named Wayne Rambo was arrested in Goodland, Kan., in an allegedly stolen Humvee while absent without leave from this mountain post.
U.S. toll passes 3,500
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
The four-year U.S. military death toll in Iraq passed 3,500 after a soldier was reported killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad. A British soldier was also shot to death Thursday in southern Iraq, as Western forces find themselves increasingly vulnerable under a new strategy to take the fight to the enemy.
People in the news
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Barker may guest host¢ Dedicated to Cameron Diaz¢ Rancho Mirage names street for Dean Martin¢ Connery declines role
Highway project may shape recovery
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
The tornado that leveled most of this Kansas community cleared the way for a highway construction project that may ultimately shape how this town will be rebuilt.
Conservation project helps reduce some Missouri River flooding
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B4
Scientists, government officials and environmentalists agree that a two-decade-long project to restore Missouri River habitat helped reduce flooding last month. They just don’t know how much.
New ‘Hostel’ is gorier than original, and even more absurd
June 8, 2007 in print edition on D6
With “Hostel: Part II,” the sequel to his successful 2006 gorefest, Eli Roth has made even more of a grindhouse flick than his buddy and mentor, Quentin Tarantino.
Animated ‘Surf’s Up’ charms audiences with originality
June 8, 2007 in print edition on D7
“Surf’s Up” might be yet another film about penguins, but it’s still original.
Ocean’s Thirteen’ recaptures pizzazz
June 8, 2007 in print edition on D1
They’ve got their ring-a-ding-ding back. “Ocean’s Thirteen” brings back our latter-day Rat Pack and restores the Pitt Pack’s pizzazz and panache. It’s a funny, chummy movie that is every bit as over-plotted, absurd and indulgent as “Ocean’s Twelve.” The big improvement? This time the ham is served on wry.
Suspect in teen’s slaying could face death penalty
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline said Thursday he would consider seeking the death penalty against a man charged in the kidnap and murder of a teenager whose body was found three days after she was abducted from a Target store parking lot.
Feds to suspend new passport policy
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A5
The Bush administration is poised to suspend a major post-9/11 security initiative to cope with increasingly angry complaints from Americans whose summer vacations are threatened by new passport rules.
LeBrick: James stifled
Cavs star struggles; Spurs roll
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
LeBron James finally scaled the big stage, and like a bunch of burly bouncers, the San Antonio Spurs tossed him off it. Welcome to the NBA finals, young fella.
Pump patrol
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Henin one away from a three-peat
Belgian advances to French Open finals, will face Ivanovic
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C2
Maria Sharapova lost her French Open semifinal to Ana Ivanovic, a Serbian teenager who soared to a 6-2, 6-1 victory Thursday to reach her first Grand Slam final.
Costa Rica criticizes Taiwan as stingy after breaking diplomatic relations
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
Costa Rica’s president criticized Taiwan on Thursday for being stingy with aid to its handful of allies, while other Latin American nations struggled with whether to remain loyal to the democratic island or strengthen ties with Taiwan’s diplomatic rival, China.
Mediator reappointed to advisory council
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C8
Susan Kraus, Lawrence, has been appointed to a second three-year term as a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council to the Kansas Supreme Court.
Mortgage reform not likely this year
Market self-correcting, and economy isn’t at risk, analysts say
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C8
Homeowners unable to pay monthly mortgage bills and facing foreclosure shouldn’t count on help from Washington this year.
Terrorism a long-term foe
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B7
Learning of the “aha” moments in the aftermath of an alleged terror plot at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, I had to shake my head.
Swelling stops surgery to separate twins
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Surgeons trying to separate 3-year-old conjoined twins halted the operation because of swelling in the brain of the larger, stronger girl, but the doctors and parents said Thursday that they would try again.
Lawrence Datebook
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
June 8, 2007
Horoscopes
June 8, 2007 in print edition on D4
For Friday, June 8
Vitamin D may lower cancer risk in women
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Building hope for one pill to prevent many cancers, vitamin D cut the risk of several types of cancer by 60 percent overall for older women in the most rigorous study yet.
West Junior High School
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B5
West Junior High School announced its spring 2006-07 honor rolls.
Southwest Junior High school
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B5
Southwest Junior High School announced its second semester 2006-07 honor rolls.
Abduction case takes unusual twist
Report of girl found year after she went missing prompts claims of abuse by other girls
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A5
A girl who vanished a year ago and was found hidden in a room in a man’s home assumed a new identity that made her part of his family, authorities said Thursday, as they investigated whether the man had inappropriate relationships with her and other girls.
Violence engulfs slum in crackdown on sect
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
A shantytown believed to be a stronghold for gangsters who behead their victims erupted in deadly gunbattles Thursday, killing at least 11 people as paramilitary police rounded up hundreds of residents, beating them with truncheons and demolishing homes.
As ‘Sopranos’ finale nears, Gandolfini looking beyond Tony
June 8, 2007 in print edition on D2
There was no decisive moment, no seismic shift, no ceremony when James Gandolfini put “The Sopranos” behind him. But he has. Comfortably.
Ex-governor leads highway alliance
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C8
The American Highway Users Alliance on Thursday named former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves as chairman of the organization, which represents motorists, bus companies, truckers, RV enthusiasts, motorcyclists and businesses that depend on highways to transport their families, customers, employees and products.
Kids’ show pure torture for adults
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
I tend to give kids’ programming the benefit of the doubt, but with “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” (7 p.m., Nickelodeon), I have to make an exception. It is one of the most condescending and cloying, loud and aggressively annoying programs I’ve seen in some time.
On the record
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lincoln note urging destruction of Lee’s army found
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A4
The National Archives on Thursday unveiled a handwritten note by Abraham Lincoln exhorting his generals to pursue Robert E. Lee’s army after the battle of Gettysburg, underscoring one of the great missed opportunities for an early end to the Civil War.
Militants kill soldier in Palestinian camp
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
Islamic militants killed a soldier Thursday in a Palestinian camp where violence has raged for three weeks, and a bombing in a Christian town killed at least one man in the latest in a string of explosions that has shaken Lebanon since the fighting erupted.
Bodies of 5 relatives found after motel fire
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
A fire broke out Thursday at a suburban Atlanta motel, killing five family members whose bodies were found in and near a bathtub and injuring at least six other people, authorities said.
Emissions reductions, missile proposal highlight G-8 summit
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
Group of Eight leaders including President Bush agreed Thursday to call for substantial global emissions reductions to fight global warming and cited a goal of a 50 percent cut by 2050.
Top albums
June 8, 2007 in print edition on D7
Wireless system tracks trapped coal miners
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
The first wireless system designed to help rescuers track and communicate with trapped coal miners was approved Thursday for use in the state’s 177 underground coal mines.
Cavaliers no good in finals debut
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C6
The Cleveland Cavaliers insist there is more to their offense than LeBron James. So on a night when James couldn’t shoot, Thursday would have been a good time for them to prove it. It didn’t happen until it was too late to matter.
Amarr receives OSHA safety award
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C8
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently recognized Amarr Garage Doors for superior safety programs at the company’s manufacturing center in the East Hills Business Park.
At least 28 dead in cyclone’s wake
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
People dragged soaked bedding and carpets from homes Thursday after Cyclone Gonu’s winds blew down trees and power lines and its rains sent torrents of water and mud surging through Oman’s seaside capital, a city often called the Arab world’s tidiest.
Ex-teacher charged in sex case waives hearing
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
A former Lawrence High School teacher accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student waived her right to a preliminary hearing Thursday morning.
Huge hearts
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I wanted to let you know what a kind, caring and generous community makes up Cordley Elementary School. I am but a humble fifth-grade teacher who approached my class about possibly helping the tornado-devastated town of Greensburg.
Donovan apologizes, inks with UF
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C2
Billy Donovan swallowed a gulp of water and then his pride. He apologized Thursday to the Orlando Magic, his family and the Florida Gators for changing his mind about joining the NBA coaching ranks. Instead, he’ll rejoin Florida with a new six-year contract worth $3.5 million per year.
Kansas church loses bid to dismiss lawsuit
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
A federal judge has rejected a church’s attempt to dismiss a defamation lawsuit that had been filed by the father of a fallen Marine after church members picketed his son’s funeral.
Big Coal’ author to speak Saturday
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
The author of a muckraking book on the coal industry will speak this weekend in Lawrence.
Lansing City Council OKs $80.6M retail center
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
The Lansing City Council approved an $80.6 million retail center at its meeting Thursday night and two special bonds to fund the project.
Van Go fundraiser slated for June 16
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
There will be dancing, barbecue, music and prizes at the third annual “What Floats Your Boat?” fundraiser for Van Go Mobile Arts Inc.
Senator throws punch in scuffle with colleague
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Simmering tensions in the Alabama Senate boiled over Thursday when a Republican lawmaker punched a Democratic colleague in the head before they were pulled apart.
Caribbean coral at risk of extinction
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
Six species of reef-building coral could vanish from the Caribbean due to rising temperatures and toxic runoff from islands’ development, according to a study released Thursday.
Tennis tourney boasts big field
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Tennis Center will be a busy place for the next three days with the start of the Lawrence Open tonight.
Hissing sound from pipeline not dangerous
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Residents of southern Lawrence awoke Thursday morning to the sound of hissing natural gas. But the release wasn’t dangerous, an official with an area pipeline company said.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
May building activity in Lawrence proved to be a record high of $1.9 million, according to the valuations on permits. An extremely busy summer seemed likely, officials said.
Downtown film noir festival kicks off
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
The large gray wall on the north side of the downtown parking garage now has an entertaining purpose.
Vandy pitcher Price goes No. 1 overall
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
David Price is bringing his blazing fastball and sizable shoe collection to Tampa Bay. The hard-throwing left-hander out of Vanderbilt was selected by the Devil Rays with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft Thursday.
Berryton woman injured in motorcycle crash
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
A Berryton woman was flown by helicopter ambulance to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., after a motorcycle crash Thursday morning near the Douglas-Shawnee county line.
Education standards vary dramatically from state to state
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A5
A reading score that rates a fourth-grader “proficient” in Mississippi would be failing in Massachusetts, an example of state-to-state variations likely to fuel debate about a need for more uniform national standards.
Pleasanton school district settles lawsuit with Christian student group
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
A federal lawsuit over an eastern Kansas school district’s restrictions on a Fellowship of Christian Athletes group has been settled, with the district agreeing to recognize the club and extend it the same privileges as other student groups.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 8, 1907: “The Kansas State Agricultural College in Manhattan is planning commencement exercises for the week of June 16. Many from our university have received invitations to take part in the various festivities and there is every indication many from here will attend.
N. Korea launches short-range missiles
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
North Korea fired two short-range missiles into its coastal waters Thursday, apparently as part of regular military drills, South Korean military officials said amid a stalemate in international talks on the communist country’s nuclear weapons.
Mclouth Middle School
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B5
McLouth Middle School announced its fourth quarter 2006-07 honor rolls.
NAACP reducing national staff levels
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Fundraising troubles are forcing the NAACP to cut its national staff by a third, but the situation is nowhere as dire as the organization’s financial problems in the 1990s, a spokesman said Thursday.
Global workers
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Next time you consider buying clothes, coffee, chocolate or imported fruit, please take a moment to consider the conditions in which these items were produced. From sweatshops to forced child labor, the people of developing nations are being exploited, all in the name of capitalism and maximizing profit.
Witnesses: 3 suspects beat Oklahoma man
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
A 53-year-old Oklahoma man was found early Thursday lying unconscious in downtown Lawrence after witnesses saw him being kicked and beaten by three men.
With No. 2 pick, K.C. taps prep shortstop
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
There was pandemonium at the Mike Moustakas house. The husky shortstop knew that setting California high school home run records had made him a hot topic among major league scouts. But not until his name was called on television Thursday afternoon did he know the Kansas City Royals would make him the overall No. 2 selection in baseball’s June draft.
Indians upend K.C., 8-3
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
Fausto Carmona is putting himself in position to make the American League All-Star team.
Commodities
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C8
Living trust can preserve assets
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C8
Q: I like the idea of forming the type of inexpensive living trust that you recently wrote about so that my home and other assets could pass quickly to my children instead of going through all the time and money that probate court involves.
Mclouth High School
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B5
McLouth High School announced its second semester 2006-07 honor rolls.
Hilton ordered back to court after release
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
Paris Hilton’s release from jail may be short-lived. Hours after she was sent home under house arrest Thursday for an undisclosed medical condition, the judge who put her in jail for violating her reckless-driving probation ordered her into court to decide if she should go back behind bars.
ID thieves target Medicare drugs
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B8
Identity thieves are taking advantage of efforts to help some of Greensburg’s older residents get prescriptions after they lost most of their identification papers in the May 4 tornado.
Two Jayhawks earn All-America honors
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
Two Kansas University track and field athletes earned All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Thursday.
Elite Camp’ starts today
June 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self will hold his first annual “Elite Camp” starting today at Allen Fieldhouse.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
New rainfall was expected to complicate decisions about how much water to be released from Perry and Clinton lakes to protect lowlands in the region.
Spider-Man creator Stan Lee signs exclusive deal with Disney
June 8, 2007 in print edition on D6
Zowie! Stan Lee, the creator of such comic-book superheroes as Spider-Man and X-Men, has signed an exclusive content deal with Walt Disney Studios, it was announced Wednesday.
Hateful ravings
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In his June 3 column, George Gurley lamented the polarization of Lawrence. For proof of his belief that the city’s personality had taken an ugly turn, Mr. Gurley cited postings on the Journal-World’s online edition.
Bush vows repeat veto of stem cell research
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Congress on Thursday again sent the White House a bill to lift restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. And President Bush vowed to veto the legislation for the second time in as many years.
Palestinians ask Israeli permission to arm forces loyal to Abbas
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
Security forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are seeking Israeli permission to import anti-tank missiles, grenades and other weapons in their battle against Hamas, Israeli and Palestinian security officials said Thursday.
Senate abandons immigration bill
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
A broad immigration bill to legalize millions of people living unlawfully in the U.S. failed a crucial test vote Thursday, a stunning setback that could spell its defeat for the year.
Kickapoo dam has new water crisis after heavy rains
June 8, 2007 in print edition on B4
Already in federal court over water issues, the Kickapoo tribe faces a new threat to its water supply, and its leaders vented their frustration Thursday during a meeting with federal officials.
MySpace page may offer insight on suspect
June 8, 2007 in print edition on A4
A man with a page on the popular Internet networking site MySpace.com bears a striking resemblance to Edwin R. Hall, the man accused of kidnapping and killing a teenager, and describes his interests as “eating small children and harming small animals,” photography and painting.