Archive for Monday, June 11, 2007

Also from June 11

Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Podcasts
Polls
What do you think of political "robocalls?"

Poll results

Response Percent
They’re an irritating intrusion on my privacy
 
59%
They’re both of the above
 
31%
They’re free political expression protected by the First Amendment
 
5%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 166
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
This home at 610 Lyon St. in North Lawrence was foreclosed upon. Nearly 80 homeowners in Douglas County have received notices that foreclosure proceedings will begin and their homes will go up for auction if they can't catch up on their mortgage payments. Foreclosure rate rising
June 11, 2007 in print edition on 1A
A year ago, Sharon Roullins thought she was getting a chance to “start over.” For the first time, her children had their own rooms. Her two grade-school aged daughters liked their new school, and for single mom Roullins, the difference from Kansas City was “night and day.” But Roullins was in for a nightmare when foreclosure proceedings began. This week, her home and four others are scheduled to be auctioned from the steps of the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center
10:00 a.m.
Melody Strassmann of Fort Smith, Ark., pulls down her tent as the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival at Clinton State Park comes to an end on Sunday. When the music’s over
June 11, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The thousands of mostly happy campers started taking down their tents Sunday evening in between hearing more from some of their favorite bands at the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival.
2:09 p.m.
Online chat
Chat about foreclosures with Jonathan Becker
June 11, 2007
Jonathan Becker, a local attorney specializing in foreclosures and bankruptcies, will be online at 2 p.m. Monday to discuss foreclosures in Douglas County.
3:00 p.m.
Tom Foor, interim curator of ethnographic collections at Kansas University, displays two baby cradle boards used by the Kiowa and Crow tribes.  Foor is leaving KU at the end of this summer, and the selected artifacts from the collection housed in Spooner Hall will be displayed at the Spencer Museum of Art. Spencer to show off Spooner’s prizes
June 11, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Some of Kansas University’s more than 10,000 collected ethnographic artifacts will begin showing up in an exhibit this summer at the Spencer Museum of Art.
10:00 p.m.
Lawrence resident Ginger Vermooten, front, a Tae Kwon Do black belt, front, warms up with her class as they practice kicking exercises Monday afternoon at ATA Black Belt and Leadership Academy, 5150 Clinton Parkway. Teen’s abduction renews focus on personal safety
June 11, 2007 in print edition on 1B
The tragedy of Overland Park teenager Kelsey Smith being abducted June 2 from a shopping center parking lot and found dead days later is focusing attention on self-defense, martial arts instructors say.

All stories

6Sports video: Malinokova takes 2 titles at Lawrence Tennis Tourney
June 11, 2007
Helena Malinokova won not one, but two titles at the Lawrence Tennis Tournament over the weekend.
6Sports video: Lawrence Raiders off to a rough start
June 11, 2007
A rough start for the Lawrence Raiders isn’t enough to stifle the team’s confidence. The team looks to quickly bounce back from a bad weekend of legion play.
6Sports video: LHS grad Daniel Parker chooses Illinois
June 11, 2007
Recent Lawrence High graduate Daniel Parker has decided to play collegiate baseball for Illinois.
6Sports video: Bill Self kicks off annual basketball camp
June 11, 2007
Bill Self’s usual roster of 14 jumps up to about 800 this week for Bill Self’s Summer Camp.
6News video: KU summer camp hopes to inspire young women in engineering and science
June 11, 2007
A summer camp this week at KU hopes to be a catalyst, launching young women into the study of engineering and science.
6News video: What began as embarrassment for one KU librarian is now a shining accomplishment
June 11, 2007
Susan Craig began her career as a KU art librarian in 1981. Soon after, a visitor asked her about an artist she had never heart of … that’s when she decided to begin her project.
6News video: Injured mother and son in fair condition after accident
June 11, 2007
An 8-year-old boy and his mother are in fair condition tonight at Kansas City hospitals recovering from injuries suffered Sunday morning in a rollover accident on K-10.
6News video: ‘The Merc’ is ready for a new look
June 11, 2007
The Community Mercantile Co-op grocery store is awaiting the city’s OK for a renovation and remodeling project.
6News video: Getting on the ‘T’ could soon cost twice as much
June 11, 2007
For the first time since the ‘T’ service began in 2001, riders may face a fare increase to keep up with demand and expand services.
6News video: Volunteers fight cancer with lemonade stand fundraiser
June 11, 2007
Area volunteers surpass their goal this weekend raising money to find a cure for childhood cancer.
6News video: Nutrition and fitness a hot topic in the Lawrence public schools
June 11, 2007
Wellness is a hot topic among parents and students in Lawrence public schools and school leaders say that means their controversial policy to help improve nutrition and fitness is a hit.
6Sports video: KU baseball player makes the All-American 2nd Team
June 11, 2007
Wally Marciel, a pitcher for the Kansas Jayhawk baseball team, has been named to the All-American 2nd Team.
6News video: City leaders face new issues with downtown Lawrence
June 11, 2007
Nightlife safety and rising property taxes top City Commissioners’ list of concerns for downtown Lawrence - and they say the best way to solve some of these issues is to get more people downtown.
6News video: Fourth of July celebrations extend an extra day this year
June 11, 2007
Douglas County Commissioners approve changes to county zoning regulations this morning extending fireworks sales one extra day.
6News video: The Wakarusa Music Festival is done - but the cleaning has just begun
June 11, 2007
Campers began straggling out of town this morning - and many of them were looking to hitch a ride. But as the music fans head back home - or to the next concert - the real job is just starting.
Teen’s abduction renews focus on personal safety
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
The tragedy of Overland Park teenager Kelsey Smith being abducted June 2 from a shopping center parking lot and found dead days later is focusing attention on self-defense, martial arts instructors say.
6news Now: Maintaining student health focus of school board meeting
June 11, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Lawrence school leaders tonight will re-visit the district’s plan to improve and maintain student health and an in depth look at goals for Lawrence for the upcoming year.
Police seeking two suspects in late-night robbery
Three men were seeking cash, 16-year-old tells police
June 11, 2007
Lawrence police are looking for two men in connection with an aggravated robbery late Sunday night in the 100 block of Arkansas Street.
County approves extra day of fireworks sales
Now allowed July 1 through 4
June 11, 2007
Now will be allowed July 1 through 4.
8-year-old in ‘fair’ condition today
Boy injured in accident Sunday morning
June 11, 2007
An 8-year-old boy was in fair condition this morning at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., where he was taken following an accident Sunday morning on Kansas Highway 10 southwest of Lawrence.
Dial-up Internet access goes way of rotary phones
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
Dial-up is officially dead at Kansas University. At its peak in 1999, about 7,000 people used KU’s telephone-based “dial-up” Internet service to surf the Web and check e-mail.
Notable accomplishment brings Girl Scouts’ highest award
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
For six Lawrence Girl Scouts who earned a scout’s highest honor Sunday, the award was more about the legacy their project leaves behind.
So much for the offseason
Camps, defection, injuries give coach plenty to think about
June 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
Although Sunday was the first day of his camp, Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self already was in the midst of a turbulent offseason.
Foreclosure rate rising
More in Douglas County face losing their homes
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
A year ago, Sharon Roullins thought she was getting a chance to “start over.” For the first time, her children had their own rooms. Her two grade-school aged daughters liked their new school, and for single mom Roullins, the difference from Kansas City was “night and day.” But Roullins was in for a nightmare when foreclosure proceedings began. This week, her home and four others are scheduled to be auctioned from the steps of the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center
Political ‘robocalls’ face new restrictions
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
No rest for those weary of politics. Liz Newcomer of Lawrence recently received a robocall slamming U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, a Democrat whose district includes west Lawrence.
Spencer to show off Spooner’s prizes
Artifacts have been out of sight since anthropology museum’s closing
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
Some of Kansas University’s more than 10,000 collected ethnographic artifacts will begin showing up in an exhibit this summer at the Spencer Museum of Art.
No time wasted
Zagurski relishes meteoric rise to majors
June 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
Five years ago, Mike Zagurski was raking his own pitcher’s mound at Hutchinson Community College, surviving on meager meal money and taking stretch vans all over small-town Kansas just to play baseball.
When the music’s over
Only 14 arrests made at four-day event; visitors say last year’s police presence kept ‘riff-raff’ out
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
The thousands of mostly happy campers started taking down their tents Sunday evening in between hearing more from some of their favorite bands at the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival.
NBA notebook
June 11, 2007 in print edition on C6
¢ J.R. Smith will be fine¢ Arenas to leave Wizards ¢ DerMarr Johnson charged
Ocean’s Thirteen’ swipes top box office spot
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
Audiences anted up for the Warner Bros. caper “Ocean’s Thirteen,” the third of George Clooney and Brad Pitt’s casino-heist romps, which debuted as the top flick with $37.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Changing careers, at any age
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
Q: I have been in the insurance business for 25 years and am 56 years old. I earned an associate’s degree in paralegal studies with the idea of retiring from insurance sales and starting a new career.
Chertoff doesn’t inspire trust
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B7
Here are two reasons the American people don’t trust the federal government to keep them secure - and why the immigration deal is likely to fail, cracking up on the rocks of public mistrust.
Basket thefts
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: This is the third time someone has stolen the hanging baskets off my husband Kenneth Tuggle’s grave and the graves of my parents, Alvin and Lillie Bond.
Taxes were lost
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I recently read Doug Brown’s column and just now Gwen Klingenberg’s response regarding the proposed Wal-Mart at Sixth and Wakarusa. Feelings continue to run strong on both sides of this issue.
Festival posters
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I think we all should be impressed with the way the folks from the Wakarusa festival are defacing our public property (i.e., bus shelters) by putting up five to six posters on each.
Parties wait for possible late entries
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
It’s not a good sign when, six months from the Iowa caucuses, a lot of the talk is about two people who are not running for president.
Grants up for commission’s approval
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
City staff members will ask commissioners to approve the application for three state grants to fund road improvement projects. The grants would be for projects in 2010 or 2011.
On the record
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
KU art professor receives fellowship
June 11, 2007 in print edition on D2
A Kansas University art department professor was recently given an Alden B. Dow Creativity Fellowship by Northwood University in Midland, Mich.
Pump patrol
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Few topics on school board agenda
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
The Lawrence school board has a light agenda for tonight’s meeting.
Desk stalker stumbles upon kindness in Lawrence store
June 11, 2007 in print edition on D1
I bought a desk today. It was in a chain store - Office Depot - so I was not expecting anything special. Any place that calls itself “depot” without a train coming down the tracks irritates me.
Royals’ bats comes alive in rout
June 11, 2007 in print edition on C3
The next-to-worst offense in the American League had hungered for this all year - a rout, a laugher, a runaway win where everybody feels great.
Spurs blast Cavaliers, move closer to fourth title
June 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
They’ve got the superstar center, the speedy point guard and the super sub. The San Antonio Spurs have a trio unlike any other on an NBA team. They’re three of a kind who are just two wins from another title.
Sopranos’ ends series run with challenging finale
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
Tony Soprano carries on. The much-awaited conclusion of HBO’s “The Sopranos” arrived Sunday night in a frenzy of audience speculation. Would New Jersey mob boss Soprano live or be killed? Would his family die before his eyes? Would he go to jail? Be forced to enter witness protection? Would Brooklyn boss Phil Leotardo, who had ordered a hit on Tony, prevail?
Slush fun
Summer and icy cocktails go hand in hand
June 11, 2007 in print edition on D1
Juicy watermelon margaritas, creamy piña coladas and elegant peach bellinis: Nothing says “Let’s party!” like a frosty cocktail on a hot summer day. They are so festive, sporting mini umbrellas and fresh fruit garnishes. They’ll give your big affair or intimate backyard get-together the feel of a “Love Boat” cruise: blenders, full steam ahead!
Recent events show water’s importance as a policy issue
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B4
Tribal leaders are acutely aware of water’s importance, having faced three decades of supply problems here. But in recent years, water hasn’t seemed anywhere near the top of most Kansas policy makers’ agendas.
Change missing China’s roots
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B7
Tiananmen Square is somnolent this June. Chinese tourists in T-shirts loll in the shadows along its northern perimeter. Two small police cars roll softly by on opposite sides of the world’s largest square to ensure that it stays this peaceful.
Prisons ban certain religious books over terror fears; inmates file lawsuit
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
Inmates at the federal prison camp in Otisville, N.Y., were stunned by what they saw at the chapel library on Memorial Day - hundreds of books had disappeared from the shelves.
Growing number of Americans get medical care abroad
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
Three years ago, James Dodd of Hanford, Calif., weighed more than 400 pounds. He had trouble breathing at night and doing work around his house. He was desperate for help.
Duncan’s place in history must be figured out
June 11, 2007 in print edition on C6
While the Knicks’ Isiah Thomas has successfully sold Jim Dolan on the absurd notion that Eddy Curry can one day be a championship-caliber big man, we have the genuine thing in the Finals.
LHS alums take doubles title at Lawrence Open
June 11, 2007 in print edition on C3
Rain showers delayed Sunday’s action at the Lawrence Open tennis tournament, but a few sprinkles in the afternoon couldn’t douse a fiery mixed doubles match to close out the tournament.
Rec calendar
June 11, 2007 in print edition on C8
A ‘pen worth its ink
Padres have no peers closing out games
June 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
Vin Scully provided the perfect lyrical accompaniment to history, as always. As Trevor Hoffman floated change-ups toward the Los Angeles Dodgers four days ago, daring them to take a mighty swing without taking a mighty fall, Scully empathized with the boys at bat.
Wie needs to get away for a while
It’s clear golf’s one-time prodigy isn’t having much fun on the course these days
June 11, 2007 in print edition on C2
At the risk of piling on, let’s hope we’ve seen the last of Michelle Wie for a while.
Car and camper
Most load up trunks instead of backpacks before heading to the great outdoors
June 11, 2007 in print edition on C8
Participants of the time-honored tradition of sleeping out in the great outdoors typically fall into one of two, well, camps: traditional campers and car campers.
Decorating for success
Furniture designs changing to meet women’s needs
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
When Jennifer Selby Long relocated from an office with leased furniture to an unfurnished one in February, her decorating problems began.
Horoscopes
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B5
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Events calendar
June 11, 2007 in print edition on D2
Lawrence Datebook
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
June 11, 2007
Studies suggest death penalty effective in deterring murder
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A4
Anti-death penalty forces have gained momentum in the past few years, with a moratorium in Illinois, court disputes over lethal injection in more than a half-dozen states and progress toward outright abolishment in New Jersey.
Rancher works to preserve scenic Flint Hills
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B3
If you asked Jane Koger what she’d do if given the choice to go to heaven or stay in the Kansas Flint Hills, she’d tell you she’d rather stay in the Flint Hills.
Steroids soap opera bound to end badly
Selig’s pressure on Giambi won’t be good for anyone involved in sordid saga
June 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
This soap opera starring Jason Giambi , Bud Selig and the trampled principle of free speech is beginning to resemble a bad, black-and-white movie.
Stairs a name that causes stir
June 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
You remember Matt Stairs. You drafted him for your fantasy team back in 1999, and enjoyed his 38 home runs, the second of his two 100-RBI seasons.
Calming consideration
Forming benefit districts seems like a fair way to finance traffic-calming projects.
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
Here’s a great cost-cutting suggestion from Public Works Director Chuck Soules: Residents who want traffic-calming devices in their neighborhoods should have to pay for those structures through special assessments on their property taxes.
Schools for Fair Funding to focus on lobbying
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B4
A group whose lawsuit forced a massive increase in state funding for public schools has decided to turn exclusively to lobbying, according to one of its attorneys.
Judge: State hospital retaliated against complaining patients
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B4
A district judge is threatening officials at Larned State Hospital with contempt, saying they are ignoring his order to stop cracking down on two patients who complained about hospital conditions.
First State Bank promotes, adds staff
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
First State Bank & Trust in Lawrence announces the promotion of an administrator and the hiring of a personal banker.
C-Ho Farms joins Angus Association
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
C-Ho Farms Inc, Baldwin City, has joined the American Angus Association, a national breed registry organization based in St. Joseph, Mo.
Riders stuck dangling on Hot Springs coaster
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
A dozen riders on a roller coaster spent half an hour hanging upside down - 150 feet above the ground - after a power outage shut down the attraction.
French voters favor Sarkozy’s party
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
Voters resoundingly endorsed President Nicolas Sarkozy’s plans to overhaul the French economy, giving his party a commanding lead Sunday in the first round of elections for parliament.
Lawrence misses out on All-America title
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence was not named one of the 10 winners of the All-America City award Friday night at a two-day event in Anaheim, Calif.
Awakening,’ ‘Utopia’ steal the show
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
Two passionate works - “Spring Awakening,” a pounding, post-rock musical of teenage sexual anxiety, and “The Coast of Utopia,” Tom Stoppard’s sweeping examination of 19th century Russian intellectuals - dominated the 2007 Tony Awards on Sunday.
Gordon’s wet wish comes through
NASCAR points leader wins rain-shortened Pocono race
June 11, 2007 in print edition on C2
This may be the surest sign yet that everything is falling into place this season for Jeff Gordon: Even the dark clouds hovering above him are bringing him luck.
Infighting flares in Gaza; PM’s house targeted
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
Rival Palestinian forces clashed in Gaza on Sunday, killing two militants by throwing them out of high-rise buildings. Gunmen fired shots at the house of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas.
Albania gives Bush warm welcome
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
President Bush, enthusiastically welcomed as the first U.S. president in this former communist nation, served notice Sunday he is running out of patience with Russia’s objections to independence for neighboring Kosovo.
Flooding leaves zoo closed
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B4
Water is still causing problems for the city zoo, more than two weeks after flooding closed it down.
Census highlights harsh life sometimes faced by sea otters
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
Training her binoculars on a dark patch of floating seaweed, Gena Bentall gasped. After searching for sea otters all day, the research biologist had spotted one: a mother with a pup on her belly, but the otter’s face was mauled and dripping blood and a male was hot on her tail.
Monks still preach message of forgiveness 5 years after shooting
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B3
The doors at Conception Abbey are still unlocked and open and forgiveness continued to be the reigning theme as the members of the rural monastery quietly remembered a day of horror five years ago Sunday.
Longer fireworks sales expected to be OK’d
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
Douglas County commissioners today are expected to approve a resolution extending the sale of fireworks from three to four days.
Tiresome drivel
Andrew Speaker gets little sympathy in his bid to portray himself as a victim.
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
It’s getting horribly tiresome seeing Atlanta attorney Andrew Speaker on camera wearing his mask and bleating about how he has been victimized during his ordeal with a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis.
Mercury solution
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: In response to Patrick Winchester’s letter where he expressed concerns about mercury in compact fluorescent lights (CFLs).
Heart triumphs over head in ‘Think-Off’
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
America’s Greatest Thinker is not a famous philosopher, an award-winning mathematician or internationally known astrophysicist. He’s a musician and arts administrator from Minneapolis, according to this year’s Great American Think-Off, in which ordinary people debate perplexing questions.
Teen missing 1 year returning to school
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
The 15-year-old girl who was missing for a year until police found her locked in a tiny storage room in a West Hartford home plans to return to school today to restore a sense of normalcy to her life, her parents said.
On the money
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
The cooling in the real estate market hasn’t put a chill in the number of new books devoted to building a real estate investment portfolio. Here are a few titles with useful information:
Pastor addresses blackface controversy
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
The pastor of a Gastonia, N.C., church dealing with a controversy over a recent blackface performance reassured his congregation Sunday that their difficulties will make them stronger.
Moms, children give phones to HopeLine
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
Mothers and children from Mom’s Club North, a Lawrence-area volunteer group of stay-at-home moms, recently donated 100 no-longer-used wireless phones, plus batteries and accessories, to the Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program.
Car bomb destroys highway
Munitions expert from Olathe among those at scene
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
With a thunderous rumble and cloud of dust and smoke, an apparent suicide vehicle bomb brought down a section of highway bridge south of Baghdad on Sunday, wounding several U.S. soldiers guarding the crossing and blocking traffic on Iraq’s main north-south artery.
One-state answer
June 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Thank you for printing Trudy Rubin’s thoughtful and informative column on Wednesday. Her perception is correct that the time for the two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine situation has run out.
Atlantis docks with space station
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
The crews of Atlantis and the international space station greeted each other with hugs and handshakes Sunday after the space shuttle arrived at the orbiting outpost.
2 tourists abducted after leaving Disney
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two Connecticut tourists were abducted and robbed at gunpoint early Sunday after a Downtown Disney shopping trip.
Tigers’ Rogers sharp in first rehab start
June 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
Injured Detroit Tigers pitcher Kenny Rogers threw three-plus innings and displayed some defensive prowess in his first rehabilitation start for Triple-A Toledo on Sunday night.
Afghan president escapes assassination attempt
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
Taliban militants trained a barrage of rockets on President Hamid Karzai on Sunday as he spoke with a group of elders in central Afghanistan, narrowly missing the Afghan leader.
Twin boys among 6 slaughtered in shooting; toddler injured
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
Twin infant boys were among six people found shot to death in a home after a domestic dispute erupted into a barrage of gunfire that neighbors shrugged off as pre-Fourth of July firecrackers.
Soldiers struggle to find therapists to take insurance
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
Soldiers returning from war are finding it more difficult to get mental health treatment because military insurance is cutting payments to therapists, on top of already low reimbursement rates and a tangle of red tape.
Fight about vaccine link to autism hits court
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
For more than a decade, families across the country have been warring with the medical establishment over their claims that routine childhood vaccines are responsible for the nation’s apparent epidemic of autism.
Keegan: Sophs bond like brothers
June 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University basketball star Sherron Collins has been here long enough to call Lawrence home, so it seemed like a reasonable question. Did he have any plans to attend the Wakarusa Festival, which concluded Sunday night?
Jailing debtors common practice in Dubai
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
Hussein Ali Mubarak sits in prison, surrounded by murderers and burglars. His crime: Defaulting on his bank loans.
Reality show documents Texas news
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
The first episodic series from the TV Guide Network, “Making News: Texas Style” (7 p.m., TVG), presents a documentary-style reality show about a local news program in Midland/Odessa, Texas.
Premier says he regrets expulsion of Tamils
June 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
The government will take full responsibility for the expulsion of hundreds of ethnic minority Tamils from Sri Lanka’s capital, the prime minister said Sunday, promising it would not happen again.
Nadal overwhelms Federer again
Spaniard upends top-ranked player, wins third straight French Open
June 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
There it stood, so tantalizingly close. As Roger Federer tried in vain to solve Rafael Nadal in the French Open final, the silver Coupe des Mousquetaires - the only Grand Slam trophy missing from the No. 1-ranked player’s collection - sparkled in the sun behind a baseline, 10 feet overhead.