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6News video: Neighborhood developers give tour
June 10, 2007
An old piece of east Lawrence will soon under-go redevelopment.
6News video: Douglas County part of growing trend of foreclosures
June 10, 2007
It’s a problem that has more and more local residents losing out on the American dream. Across the country foreclosures are on the rise and Douglas County is no exception.
6Sports video: Duo of former KU golfers takes KGA championship
June 10, 2007
To the links now, where yesterday out at Alvamar a couple of former KU golfers returned to their home course to take the KGA four-ball championship.
6News video: Hearing loss a costly problem for baby boomers
June 10, 2007
They were the generation that popularized loud stereos, rock concerts, and drum solos, but as editor Cathy Hamilton reports, now their ear drums may be paying the price.
6News video: Donated fans provide relief for summer heat
June 10, 2007
6News teamed up with Westlake Hardware and the Salvation Army to help the less fortunate beat the heat this summer.
6News video: Kansas soldiers make return from Iraq
June 10, 2007
Fifty Kansas National Guard soldiers are back home tonight after a year-long deployment in Iraq.
6News video: Accident sends two to KC hospitals
June 10, 2007
An accident this morning sends two people to the hospital.
6News video: Wakarusa Festival comes to a peaceful end
June 10, 2007
As the festival wraps up, organizers call today’s grand finale simply harmonious. This time last year organizers, concert goers, and law enforcement were at odds.
6Sports video: Baker’s Angarita wins Lawrence Open championship
June 10, 2007
Today’s early morning rain delayed the start of the Lawrence Open tennis finals about 90 minutes, but after the sky cleared it was area college kid taking home the tournament title.
Woman, boy injured in one-vehicle rollover
Two people flown to hospital by helicopter
02:09 p.m., June 10, 2007 Updated 10:42 p.m.
A 26-year-old woman and an 8-year-old boy, both from Fort Hall, Idaho, were taken by air ambulance to area hospitals after an accident just before noon Sunday on Kansas Highway 10 southwest of Lawrence, near Clinton Lake.
Beginning to bond
Jayhawk freshmen ‘like to work hard’
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
With the high schoolers occupied during a scrimmage at Bill Self’s Elite basketball camp Saturday, Kansas University’s incoming freshmen used the 45 minutes to hoist 600 jump shots.
Age doesn’t stop 80-year-old banker from coming to work
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
Retirement has never agreed with Noreen Hein. And even after turning 80 on Saturday, Hein shows no signs of slowing down. She has worked part-time for more than four years at Douglas County Bank’s branch at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Leaders seek next step for higher ed
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
During the next few months, state officials will be mapping out a plan to move higher education in Kansas past the landmark reforms known as Senate Bill 345.
No one is going to run’
For Steffes, power drives business
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
Dennis Steffes - owner of the Lawrence nightclubs Last Call and Coyotes - says his passion is automobiles.
Art connections
June 10, 2007 in print edition on D1
Every month or two, David Cateforis contemplates the Chinese statue “Guanyin Bodhisattva” at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Visitors bring comforts of home along to festival
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
Carpeting. Covered tables. Three-seater lounges. Cold-water buckets to dunk the feet.
National Guard unit returns with emotional reunions
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
Jennifer Townsend waited eagerly for the opportunity to embrace and kiss her husband, who spent the last year defending the largest military base complex in Iraq.
Former Jayhawks claim crown
Roberts, Roesler hold off WSU pair
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
Chad Roesler and Conrad Roberts kept reminding themselves - along with friends and media - that they were the ‘old guys’ in a dwindling field that was full of college kids for the Kansas Golf Association Four-Ball Championship.
Possible parole for killer shocks victim’s daughter
Board could free man convicted of 1977 Lawrence slaying
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
A district attorney recently notified Gloria Thelen that the man who killed and then dismembered her mother was sent back to prison a year ago. The news didn’t surprise the Overland Park woman.
Wind picks up steam
Kansas could triple capacity within 3 years
June 10, 2007 in print edition on E1
With the United States qualifying as the world’s fastest-growing market for wind power, Kansas isn’t about to be left twisting in the wind.
New building receives early media acclaim
June 10, 2007 in print edition on D2
Marc Wilson is leading a group of reporters through the new Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, where he serves as director. He walks around a corner and puts out his arms.
Festival not built for boomers with outdoor aversions
June 10, 2007 in print edition on D1
I wanted to go to the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival this year. I really did. OK, not really. But I wanted to WANT to go.
Conspiracy theory
Bobby Kennedy channeled in author’s latest
June 10, 2007 in print edition on D3
It’s not quite the career trajectory you’d expect from a guy like David Talbot. In 1995, after years as a newspaper features editor in San Francisco, he caught a whiff of the possibilities of the Internet well ahead of his peers, created the online magazine Salon and spent the next decade watching the enterprise ping between journalistic success and financial near death.
Judge to Libby: No one is above the law
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
Years ago, when campaigns were drowning in political rhetoric on the crime issue, I got The Washington Post to reassign me temporarily to the District of Columbia courthouse so I could learn from front-line law enforcement people what worked - and what didn’t - to keep the streets safe.
U.S. must back push for Palestinian state
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
As I wander along the spectacular stone walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, which sparkle in the bright morning sun on the 40th anniversary of the Six-Day War, I’m struck by a sobering thought.
Barren Oakmont goes back to its roots
While trees have disappeared, course boasts bundle of bunkers: 200 plus
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C5
Kilmer, whose ode to the ordinary tree is one of the most-recited pieces of American poetry, would have despised Oakmont Country Club.
Raiders roll in Baker Invitational finale
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C3
By the end of the Baker Invitational on Saturday, many teams’ pitching staffs were exhausted.
Manning lands 9th in triple jump at NCAAs
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University junior Crystal Manning settled for ninth place in the triple jump Saturday in the NCAA Outdoor track and field championships at Spanos Sports Complex.
Releford makes clinic appearance
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C3
Aligned with Kansas University guards Brady Morningstar and Sherron Collins Saturday afternoon, even in an instructional setting, Travis Releford certainly looked the part of a potential teammate for the two.
Medical examiner says muscle cream killed teen
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
A medical examiner blamed a 17-year-old track star’s death on the use of too much anti-inflammatory muscle cream, the kind used to soothe aching legs after exercise.
Hollywood shows little love for jailed Paris Hilton
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
Celebrities who fall on tough legal times can often rely on their fellow stars for support.
Collectors pay dearly for antique planetariums, tellurians
June 10, 2007 in print edition on D4
Many of us know that a 3-D model of the Earth, Moon, Sun and planets used to explain the way these bodies work is called a planetarium.
Circles don’t work
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Do you really think the roundabouts or traffic circles slow down the drivers?
Checking e-mail during meetings a no-no
June 10, 2007 in print edition on E1
Sure, checking the BlackBerry and mobile phone every five seconds makes us feel productive. Maybe even Ã¼ber-important.
American buys chunks of Argentina, Chile to protect environment
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A11
The American multimillionaire who founded the North Face and Esprit clothing lines says he is trying to save the planet by buying bits of it. First Douglas Tompkins purchased a huge swath of southern Chile, and now he’s hoping to save the northeast wetlands of neighboring Argentina.
Rags to Riches proves better than the boys
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
Rags to Riches can beat the boys, too. The fabulous filly outdueled Curlin in a breathtaking stretch run and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, becoming the first of her sex in more than a century to take the final leg of the Triple Crown.
Pre-summit shifts more show than substance
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
In the weeks leading up to last week’s annual summit of industrial nations, the White House has modulated President Bush’s stance on a number of issues to bring him more in line with his fellow Western leaders.
South Junior High School
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B4
South Junior High School announced its spring semester 2006-2007 honor rolls.
Central Junior High School
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B4
Central Junior High School announced its second semester 2006-2007 honor rolls.
June 10, 2007 in print edition on D6
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Lawrence Datebook
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
June 10, 2007
Federer going for elusive French title
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C2
Roger Federer can accomplish a lot by beating Rafael Nadal today, perhaps the least of which is simply winning the French Open.
Keegan: Collins ready to lead
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
Basketball in his right hand, left hand at his side, Sherron Collins stood in the right corner of the Free State High gymnasium Saturday, beyond the three-point line, and eyed the rim. Swish.
Poll: Thompson shaking up GOP race
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Fred Thompson’s expected entry into the tight Republican presidential race is drawing crucial strength from conservatives and older men, vaulting him into the thick of the nomination fight, an Associated Press-Ipsos poll says.
Perry-Lecompton high school
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B5
Perry-Lecompton High School announced its 2006-2007 spring semester honor rolls.
Baldwin High School
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B5
Baldwin High School announced its fourth quarter honor roll students.
Legends leakage
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Much has been written lately about our drop in sales tax and about the Wal-Mart that is going to be shoved down our throats.
Bush urges Congress to pass immigration bill
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
President Bush, calling the nation’s current immigration situation unacceptable, urged senators to try again to pass legislation that he described as imperfect but the best option available.
Area fishing report
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C12
June 10, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Or pass on cosmetics and break out a white watch
June 10, 2007 in print edition on D5
If we can’t persuade you to paint your nails white, maybe we can convince you that a white watch is the freshest accessory for summer.
Oakmont win in ‘94 launched Els’ career
Big Easy’ has won only two majors since breakthrough U.S. Open victory
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C4
There are times when Ernie Els feels blessed to have won three major championships and 60 titles around the world, perhaps none more significant than his playoff victory at Oakmont in the 1994 U.S. Open that effectively launched his career.
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: There is an easy road to the White House for former Sen. Fred Thompson if he chooses to run.
Miss Sedgwick County crowned Miss Kansas
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
Miss Sedgwick County was crowned Miss Kansas in a ceremony Saturday night.
Facts may slow Democratic tax reform
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
Early in George W. Bush’s presidency, liberal critics said: The economy is not growing. Which was true. He inherited the debris of the 1990s’ irrational exuberances. A brief (eight months) and mild (the mildest since World War II) recession began in March 2001, before any of his policies were implemented. It ended in November 2001.
Ex-Jayhawk Metcalf recalled
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C7
The Texas Rangers recalled former Kansas University third baseman Travis Metcalf back to the major-league club - and Rangers manager Ron Washington pledges to use him this time.
White-hot looks drive summer fashion
Pale nails give skin a darker, more bronzed look
June 10, 2007 in print edition on D5
For those of us with perpetually short fingernails, there’s good news. White polish is perfect for those who lack long nails. A great segue from this past winter’s black-nail trend, white is a fresh look and the perfect accompaniment to even slightly bronzed skin. And it’s a more forward look than your typical French mani/pedi.
Stepmother of emaciated girls gets nearly four-year sentence
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B8
A Wichita woman whose two stepdaughters were discovered last year in what was described as an advanced state of starvation has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison.
CDC director: Quarantine laws need strengthening
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
States should have the power to restrict the movement of patients with contagious diseases even before they have the chance to disobey doctors’ orders, says a top federal health official.
Back of the line
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The illegal aliens who are students in Kansas colleges qualify for in-state tuition which out-of-state native born students do not.
It’s a three-peat for Henin
Belgian goes through French Open unfazed again
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C2
Justine Henin sat in her chair during a changeover, opened an envelope and pulled out a note from her coach bearing the word “Allez” - French for “Let’s go.”
Suicide bomber kills 14 Iraqi soldiers
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
A suspected al-Qaida suicide bomber rammed a speeding gasoline truck into an Iraqi army checkpoint Saturday outside the capital, killing at least 14 soldiers as militants hammered the country’s shaky security forces.
City’s hall of horrors
Piecing together a nightmare golf course
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C10
All four 18-hole golf courses in Lawrence are up and running and lush as can be from all the rain. One complaint about all the courses: It’s too difficult to break 100 with any consistency.
Lawrence Landscape owner enrolls in KARL
June 10, 2007 in print edition on E1
Frank Male, Lawrence, is among 30 members of the ninth class for KARL, the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership program.
Old-school’ Bowen takes pride in defense
Spur shakes off ‘dirty’ reputation, focuses on LeBron
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C9
Tony Parker, Tony Soprano. One’s going to get hacked, the other might get whacked.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
A Kansas City-Tulsa motor turnpike was being discussed but few believed it had much of a chance of becoming a reality, at least in the 20th century.
Bush defends humanitarian record with pope in visit
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
President Bush, denounced by tens of thousands of anti-American protesters on the streets of Rome, defended his humanitarian record on Saturday to Pope Benedict XVI, who expressed concern about “the worrisome situation in Iraq.”
Lieber stymies Royals
K.C. manages just three hits; Phils even series
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
Keeping a hectic pace because of the birth of his son didn’t keep Philadelphia’s Jon Lieber from pitching the best game the Kansas City Royals have seen all year.
Teach children, dogs how to get along
June 10, 2007 in print edition on D8
Dogs and kids are Norman Rockwell territory. What’s not to love about loyalty, friendship and mutual admiration?
Government OKs plan to squish jellyfish issue
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
What do tourists and jellyfish have in common? They both love warm water and proliferate along Spanish beaches in the summer.
Wartime anecdotes unveil new perspective about father
June 10, 2007 in print edition on D5
We know our fathers for all of our lives … but not for all of theirs. While Grams told me what Dad was like as a boy - mischievous, adventuresome and a risk-taker - and Mom described him as a young man - caring, fun-loving and an avid sportsman - neither knew much about his service as an Army Ranger officer in World War II.
Handfishing has arrived, but restrictions, limited venues pose challenges
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C12
Handfishing will become legal in Kansas for the first time Friday.
AP research: CEO compensation explodes to movie-star level
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A5
A new Associated Press calculation shows that compensation for America’s top CEOs has skyrocketed into the stratospheric heights of pro athletes and movie stars: Half make more than $8.3 million a year, and some make much, much more.
U.S. wary of al-Qaida alliance with Africa
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
U.S. counterterrorism officials are paying renewed attention to an increasingly dangerous incubator for extremism: a swath of northern and sub-Saharan West Africa, from the Atlantic coast of Morocco and Mauritania to the harsh deserts of Chad.
Fort Riley soldier killed by explosive device
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
A Fort Riley soldier was killed in Iraq when the vehicle he was in was struck by an improvised explosive device, the military announced Saturday.
Missing hound turns up 430 miles away
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
A basset hound that disappeared from its California home in December has been found 430 miles away in Arizona.
YouTube co-founder: Net needs better contents
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
YouTube co-founder Steve Chen said Saturday consumers in many parts of the world will have access to the popular video-sharing Web site on their mobile phones by next year.
Church mad Sony put cathedral in bloody game
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
The Church of England accused Sony Corp. on Saturday of using an English cathedral as the backdrop to a violent computer game and said it should be withdrawn from shop shelves.
Ceremonies honor slaves who died coming to U.S.
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Eighteen years ago, Tony Akeem organized a ceremony in New York City to honor the millions of Africans who died crossing the Atlantic during the slave trade. Similar observances have since spread around the world.
Early leash training keeps everyone’s pets safe
June 10, 2007 in print edition on D8
One of the essential tools in every dog’s life is a good leash. Every puppy from the early days of training must learn how to walk properly on a leash for both safety and basic training purposes.
U.N. chief visits capital, urges reconciliation
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
The international community is willing to help Somalia as long as there is “progress on the ground,” the United Nations’ political chief said during a four-hour trip to the Somali capital.
June 10, 2007 in print edition on D3
Yuck, phew! : garlic-laced fish candy funky
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C12
Fishermen have long turned to fish attractants to get more bites, and Randy Jones is no different. But when the status quo wasn’t pungent enough, he took matters into his own hands. Now, he hopes to get stinking rich off his sauce.
The Sopranos’ altered America’s TV experience
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
When Steve and Mary Scroggins of Wood River, Ill., became the parents of a daughter on May 2, they named their bundle of joy Carmela, a little homage to “The Sopranos,” the HBO drama that is more obsession than mere TV show for millions of fans.
Good wood to the rescue
With pitching depleted, Atlanta’s sticks step up
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C6
The Atlanta Braves’ offense broke out of its June slump in time to rescue a suddenly depleted starting rotation.
Environmentalists shed clothes, promote bikes
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A11
With strategically placed helmets and slogans painted on bare skin, scores of people shed their clothes and rode through the seaside resort of Brighton on their bicycles Saturday to promote cycling as an environmentally friendly mode of transport.
KU researcher among scientists studying glacier for warming clues
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A11
If Manhattan floods, it may start here, on an ice field that stretches in frozen silence to every horizon.
NASA not worried about gap on shuttle
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
With a 4-inch gap in the space shuttle Atlantis’ heat-protecting blanket not appearing to be an urgent problem on Saturday, the crew members readied themselves for what NASA called a delicate ballet with the international space station.
Group faults Google privacy
Site’s data use called ‘surveillance’
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
Google Inc.’s privacy practices are the worst among the Internet’s top destinations, according to a watchdog group seeking to intensify the recent focus on how the online search leader handles personal information about its users.
Police chief: Teen likely killed less than 2 hours after abduction
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B4
Kelsey Smith, the 18-year-old woman abducted from a Target store parking lot, was likely strangled to death shortly after she was kidnapped, according to Overland Park, Kan., Police Chief John Douglass.
Goings On - By John Clifford
June 10, 2007 in print edition on D3
Goings On - By John Clifford
No appeal coming
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
Paris Hilton said Saturday she was “learning and growing” from her time behind bars and will not appeal her 45-day jail sentence for a probation violation in a reckless driving case.
Sales tax shuffle
Different, not more of the same businesses, may be the key to keeping more sales tax dollars in Lawrence.
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
Sales tax revenue is an important funding source for Lawrence and Douglas County government. A shortfall in estimated sales tax revenue for this year is prompting the city to look at serious budget cuts, and a new 1 percent sales tax is being considered as a way to fund city key projects without raising property taxes.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 10, 1907: “In his speech before the nearly 1,000 guests at the annual university dinner, chancellor Frank Strong outlined publicly for the first time university plans for proposals to the next Kansas Legislature.
State muzzleloaders to clash Saturday
June 10, 2007 in print edition on C12
Muzzleloaders from all over the state will converge on Milford Reservoir next Saturday for the Kansas championships.
Palestinian gunmen storm Israeli border
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
Palestinian gunmen broke through Israel’s heavily fortified Gaza border and battled troops inside Israel for about two hours Saturday in a failed attempt to abduct an Israeli soldier. One of the raiders was killed.
Hamill evokes Depression-era New York in ‘North River’
June 10, 2007 in print edition on D3
The streets of old New York are getting mighty crowded with fictional characters. Contemporary authors seem more apt than ever to dip into the city’s rich past to tell their tales. Among the few who stand out are E.L. Doctorow, Kevin Baker, Caleb Carr, Thomas Kelly - and Pete Hamill.
Study: Sex offenders getting younger
June 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
Courts have seen the number of sex offense cases involving juvenile offenders rise dramatically in recent years, an Associated Press review of national statistics found, and treatment professionals say the offenders are getting younger and the crimes more violent.