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That 1 Guy concocts his own pipe dream
June 9, 2007 in print edition on D1
Because he performs under the stage name That 1 Guy, Mike Silverman is used to encountering misunderstandings while playing the festival circuit.
Festival speakers promote environmental awareness
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A7
The Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival isn’t all about rock tunes and tents. Friday, the second day of the festival, showed it’s also about straight talk on the environment.
Bioscience Authority entering transition
Board to elect new chairman in July
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
The transition period has begun for the Kansas Bioscience Authority following the resignation earlier this week of its chairman, Clay Blair.
Best seat in the house
Rush must settle for watching campers
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
Sprawled out across two chairs - one for his body and one for his bad wheel - Kansas University’s Brandon Rush was only a spectator at Bill Self’s Elite basketball camp Friday.
Ashwood has two suitors
Cubs select KU lefty while he’s busy negotiating with Cards
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
Here’s a curious tale: Kansas University pitcher Zach Ashwood was on the phone with the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, trying to come to a verbal agreement on a signing bonus before the Cardinals would go through with selecting him in the Major League Baseball player draft.
City, county, school officials face tough funding choices
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence and Douglas County commissioners and members of the Lawrence school board are devoting dozens, if not hundreds, of hours to studying budget requests for city, county and school operations.
A Relay for Life, a relay for hope
Cancer survivors take ceremonial lap at fundraiser
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
For Dale Bellinger, early detection of lung cancer four years ago gave him his best chance at surviving, even if the detection was unintentional.
Roommate testifies at hit-and-run hearing
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Joshua Walton was worried after he heard someone had been hit by a car on Kentucky Street during the early morning of Sept. 23, his roommate said during testimony Friday in Douglas County District Court.
MySpace gives sex offender list to AG
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
Hundreds of registered sex offenders in Kansas are using the MySpace Web site, according to the attorney general’s office.
Faith forum: Is the Bible the sole authority for a faithful life?
June 9, 2007 in print edition on D8
¢ God’s message through Scriptures should be taken literally¢ Like any kind of study, social, cultural contexts necessary
Flappers delight
1920s musical comedy challenges cast, promises fun
June 9, 2007 in print edition on D1
Director Mary Doveton’s assessment of the Lawrence Community Theatre’s summer show as “frothy” and “fun” describes what she hopes will be the audience experience.
Family trouble finds Daly - again
Golfer’s turbulent personal life takes center stage at rain-plagued St. Jude tourney
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C8
John Daly’s messy personal life overshadowed golf once again Friday, this time when he accused his wife of waking him up by attacking him with a steak knife.
Around and about
June 9, 2007 in print edition on D3
Kansas eminent domain laws get ‘B’ grade
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B4
Kansas received a “B” grade from a public interest coalition for its efforts to limit the use of eminent domain by local governments.
Spurs’ guard Parker comes of age
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C6
Darting around the court - and the Cleveland Cavaliers - in Game 1 of the NBA finals, Tony Parker was nearly unstoppable.
Bush wins Polish support for missile plan
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
President Bush signaled Friday the United States will press ahead with a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe despite Russia’s heated objections. Poland’s president expressed support for installing interceptor rockets in his country.
Horoscopes
June 9, 2007 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, June 9
Leadership message a winner
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B7
Hillary was a hawk on terror, Obama was tough, but John Edwards won the second Democratic presidential debate this week. He did it the old-fashioned way - by seizing on a single message and banging it home repeatedly.
Pump patrol
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Passport rule relaxed but tougher ones may lie ahead
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Even as it bowed to complaints about vacation-ruining passport delays, the Bush administration insisted Friday it is pressing ahead with restrictions next year that could mean even bigger travel headaches.
Judge orders crying Paris back to jail
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
She was taken handcuffed and crying from her home. She was escorted into court disheveled, without makeup, hair askew and face red with tears.
Donation benefits CLO recycling program
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
A recent donation gave a boost to the recycling program conducted by Community Living Opportunities in Lawrence.
Pettersen feels the heat
Star-studded field in hunt at boiling Bulle Rock
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C8
Michelle Wie may not feel she owes an apology to anyone. She at least owes thanks to Karen Davies. At the end of broiling Friday at Bulle Rock that gave Suzann Pettersen a shot at major redemption and put Annika Sorenstam on the fast track to recovery, the only drama left was whether Wie would be allowed to return to the LPGA Championship.
Federer, Nadal to meet again
Top player aims for fourth straight Grand Slam title
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C7
Roger Federer watched one more shot by one more opponent miss its mark, then released a guttural yell and shook his fist, a tad relieved to have won when he was close to his worst.
Tony Soprano lives forever on DVD sets
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
Yes, this is the end for “The Sopranos” (8 p.m., Sunday, HBO). The final episode is written and directed by series creator David Chase.
Garmin plans to build third plant in Taiwan
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B5
Navigational device maker Garmin Ltd. said Friday it will open a third factory in Taiwan as it tries to keep up with consumers wanting to put the devices in their cars and trucks.
Club news
June 9, 2007 in print edition on D3
Ground beef recalled in Kansas, other states
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B5
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. on Friday recalled more than 40,000 pounds of ground beef shipped to Wal-Mart stores in Kansas and 11 other states after samples tested at a Sherman, Texas, plant showed signs of E. coli contamination.
Gunmen storm Iraqi police chief’s home
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
Dozens of gunmen swooped into a police chief’s home Friday, killing his wife and two brothers and kidnapping three of his grown children.
Dolphins’ QB situation embarrassing
With Trent Green now in the picture, things are turning sour for all parties involved
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C2
This was embarrassing. There’s no other way to put it. Embarrassing for a Dolphins’ organization that tries to do things first-class. Embarrassing for new coach Cam Cameron, who preaches family and team.
LeBron struggles in opener
Cavs’ superstar has made a habit of starting poorly
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C6
Two things shouldn’t have been all that surprising about the Cavaliers’ experience in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Investigator says CIA ran secret jails in Europe
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
The CIA ran secret jails in Poland and Romania to interrogate key terror suspects, shackling and handcuffing inmates, keeping some naked for weeks and reducing contact with the outer world to masked and silent guards, a European investigator said Friday.
China: U.S. food imports don’t meet standards
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
Turning the tables on the United States amid growing worries over dangerous Chinese products, Beijing said Friday some health supplements and raisins imported from the U.S. failed to meet China’s safety standards and have been returned or destroyed.
Critics seek apology for blackface performance
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
Critics of a blackface performance by three white men at a Gastonia church say they want to move on - but not without an apology.
Police relax standards to get recruits
Departments around the nation want more ‘well-rounded’ candidates
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A6
Police departments around the country are relaxing age and fitness standards, forgiving minor criminal convictions and easing other requirements to relieve shortages in their ranks and find officers who are wiser, more worldly and cooler-headed in a crisis.
Wilson tops in Portland
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C10
Justin Wilson took the pole for the Grand Prix of Portland, turning a fast lap of 58 seconds flat Friday at Portland International Raceway.
Autism group to see ‘Shrek’ at theater
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
There will be a special showing of “Shrek the Third” today for people with autism.
NASCAR nails Busch
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C10
Kurt Busch paid a hefty price for his fit in the pit.
Patrick, Wheldon make peace
Texas track still promoting feud entering today’s race
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C10
Even though Danica Patrick and Dan Wheldon have made up with a long talk and a hug, those banners promoting “The Rumble at the Speedway” were still prominently displayed around the track Friday.
Bioscience researcher earns $45K fellowship
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
A KU researcher who works to understand diseases at the molecular level is one of 116 recipients of this year’s prestigious Alfred P. Sloan fellowship.
Black Jack Battlefield now open on weekends
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park is now open to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Woman may serve only 60 days for murder
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
A woman who killed her preacher husband with a shotgun blast to the back as he lay in bed was sentenced Friday to three years in prison, but with time served could be released on probation in a little more than two months.
6News, Westlake join to collect fans for needy
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
Here’s an opportunity to help the less fortunate beat the heat this summer.
Faith briefs
June 9, 2007 in print edition on D8
Kallipalooza benefit concert to return
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
Helping people who may fall between the cracks during a health crisis is the mission for Kalli Sanders, a Lawrence woman who has suffered from health problems herself.
MLB briefs
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C5
¢ Astros’ Berkman appeals suspension¢ Reds bring up Bailey¢ Leyland: Zumaya may be out for year¢ Comeback in the Cards for pitcher Percival¢ Orioles place Hernandez on DL, call up Castillo¢ A’s Bradley on DL again¢ Twins activate Mauer¢ Giambi back at stadium
Brownback to compete in Iowa poll, challenges Romney
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
Presidential hopeful Sam Brownback said Friday he will compete in the Iowa straw poll and chided fellow Republican Mitt Romney for claiming victory in the early test of political strength.
Wall Street finishes week on positive note
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B5
Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Friday, allowing investors to recoup some of the losses incurred during a week in which concerns about interest rates roiled Wall Street.
FAA: Malfunction causes massive flight delays
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
A computer failure in the nation’s air-traffic control system caused severe flight delays along the East Coast on Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
3 men accused in bomb plots allegedly linked
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
Three men charged in separate terrorism plots swapped phone calls and e-mails, according to newly released government records.
Carbon monoxide from generator causes death
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
One person died and five others were hurt Friday morning after they were overcome by carbon monoxide fumes from a generator that was providing power to a home left without electricity by a storm, firefighters said.
Graduates reflect on experiences
June 9, 2007 in print edition on D5
Twenty newly designated citizen journalists graduated from the second Citizens Journalism Academy sponsored by The World Company and the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas University on May 21.
KU architecture school ranked No. 6 in country
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
A publication has named Kansas University’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning one of the top 10 architecture schools in the country.
Flooding from cyclone strands small villages
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
Floods spawned by the remnants of Cyclone Gonu stranded dozens of tiny villages, such as one in the Marez area, above, Friday in the deserts of southern Iran, cutting off roads, power and communications and sending some residents into trees for safety.
Source: JFK plot may include other suspects
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
The investigation into the thwarted plot to bomb Kennedy International Airport is widening beyond the four men in custody, with more suspects sought outside the U.S. for their suspected roles, a law enforcement official said Friday.
Newman on Pocono pole
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C10
Ryan Newman ended Denny Hamlin’s Pocono perfection.
New license plates have simpler design
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B8
Gone are the Statehouse, golden colors and the wheat. Soon vehicles across Kansas will display a much simpler license plate that should save Kansas taxpayers some money.
Wal-Mart fan
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Well, I like Wal-Mart. And, judging by the number of cars in the parking lot of that great store, I’m not the only one. Enough said.
No rulings issued by Supreme Court on Lawrence cases
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Kansas Supreme Court issued no rulings Friday on the city’s smoking ban or the murder conviction of Martin Miller.
Traffic stop uncovers $360K of marijuana
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
A total of 560 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $360,000 was seized Thursday night during a commercial vehicle stop by Johnson County sheriff’s officers.
32 accused of working with militant group
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
A judge indicted 32 people Friday on charges of belonging to or collaborating with a militant group working in Spain to recruit fighters for al-Qaida in Iraq.
Raiders fall twice
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Raiders couldn’t give their pitchers quite enough offensive support in their two games at the Baker Tournament on Friday and subsequently lost both.
We’re electing a president, not a theologian
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
The top three Democratic presidential candidates participated in a forum Monday on the connection between their religious faith and political positions. The unusual gathering, broadcast live by CNN, was co-hosted by Sojourners, a Christian social justice network.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 9, 1907: “Billy, the beloved black horse belonging to David Krehbiel, laid down on Massachusetts Street and died yesterday.
Joint Chiefs of Staff to get new chairman
White House recommends naval operations leader to take over position
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
Bitter divisions over the Iraq war, particularly on Capitol Hill, led the Bush administration to change course and replace Gen. Peter Pace as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a grim Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday.
KU names director of student housing
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
Kansas University leaders recently named Diana Robertson as director of the department of student housing.
Fire kills elderly Gladstone couple
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
A fire that killed an elderly couple in their suburban Kansas City home of 50 years was accidental, authorities said Friday.
Basic needs
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Let the wailing and gnashing of teeth begin. For six or seven years, it seems like every special interest group (whether it’s the T, Eagle Bend, folks wanting traffic-calming devices, neighborhood associations or social service groups) coming before the city has been given money, while basic infrastructure, emergency services and repairs have been underfunded.
Cheney to have surgery for pacemaker battery
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
Vice President Dick Cheney’s routine checkup Friday revealed no new blockages in his heart, but doctors said he needs a new battery for a special pacemaker he has in his chest, a spokeswoman said.
Women’s hoops’ big rivalry finished
Tennessee terminates contract with Connecticut
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C2
Connecticut and Tennessee, the top two programs in women’s college basketball, are ending their annual series.
Suspect in slaying had threatened adoptive sister
Hall placed in state custody in 1996 after incident with knife
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
A man now accused of kidnapping and killing a Johnson County teenager was convicted 11 years ago of threatening his adoptive sister at knifepoint.
Decision time
When will Iraqi dedication to the job at hand match or exceed the American effort?
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
Ready, willing and able. As the United States continues to risk the lives of its military people and pour billions of dollars into an effort to “win” the Iraq war and stabilize the country, is Washington convinced the Iraqis are as ready, willing and able as we would prefer - and have a right to demand?
Hispanic heritage
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The June 5 column by Cal Thomas about the pending congressional immigration bill completely lacks historical perspective.
On the record
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
City leaders
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: In his excellent Saturday Column (Journal-World, June 2) the editor muses “: who and where are Kansas’ leaders?” Mr. Editor, they are not gone, at least not all of them yet. A better question might be, where are the troops?
Politics may have played role in Mo. voter fraud allegations
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
A voter fraud case brought by the interim U.S. attorney in Kansas City, Mo., just five days before last year’s pivotal congressional elections was rejected by a Missouri prosecutor as being too weak and as inappropriate to pursue so close to the elections.
4-H and FCE news
June 9, 2007 in print edition on D3
Fort Riley soldier confirmed killed in Baghdad
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
A soldier from Michigan has been killed in Iraq, the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed Friday.
Roesler atones for late miscue
Near-perfect approach on first playoff hole puts KU ‘old guys’ in 36-hole finals
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
Chad Roesler couldn’t let a missed 3-foot putt on the 18th hole of the semifinals be his lasting memory of the Kansas Golf Association Four-Ball Championship.
Commodities
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B5
More honors for KU track squads
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s track and field team claimed four more All-Americans, and the men are 10th and women 19th after three days at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Alex Spanos Sports Complex.
Lawrence Datebook
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
June 9, 2007
K.C. drills damaged Phils’ starter
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
Mike Sweeney, who hit one of two home runs off Freddy Garcia in a six-run second inning, was not surprised to hear the big right-hander is headed for the doctor.
Attorney: Missing girl was offered safe haven
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
The parents of a 15-year-old girl found hidden in an acquaintance’s home a year after she vanished disputed claims Friday that the girl had a cell phone during that time, went to school and could come and go as she pleased.
After weird few months, NASA gets back to business
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
A patched-up Atlantis blasted off with seven astronauts Friday on the first space shuttle flight of 2007, putting NASA back on track after a run of bad luck and scandal that included a damaging hailstorm and a lurid love triangle.
People in the news
June 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Kristen Bell doesn’t want to bid farewell to Veronica Mars¢ Tim Robbins jams with band ¢ Washington won’t be back to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’¢ Singer banned from driving, gets to community service
Success sits uneasily with women’s finals favorite Henin
June 9, 2007 in print edition on C7
Success comes with perils for Justine Henin. Her strategy is to simply ignore all her achievements. The top-ranked Belgian player heads into today’s French Open final against seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic with more landmarks within her reach.
Military news
June 9, 2007 in print edition on D3
Society calendar
June 9, 2007 in print edition on D5
Scouting news
June 9, 2007 in print edition on D3
Some Sedgwick County businesses oppose casino
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B4
Wichita business owners are divided on whether bringing a casino to Sedgwick County would help or hurt local businesses.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
June 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
Preliminary plans for a new elementary school northwest of the city, to be known as Deerfield, were given qualified approval by the school board after a lively discussion about some phases of construction.