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6Sports video: Raiders split series with Spivey’s All-Stars
June 13, 2007
The Lawrence Raiders easily defeated the Spivey All-Stars 12-2 in the first match-up, but were blown out in the second game, 13-3.
6News video: Local thrill-seeker ‘dives’ into new charity
June 13, 2007
For a Lawrence thrill-seeker, jumping out of a plane isn’t enough! He’s diving into a new charity and doing it in a very big way.
6News video: Hallmark faces round of production changes in Lawrence
June 13, 2007
Hallmark cards is taking some of its ribbon-making work out of Lawrence.
6News video: Waterline work in downtown Lawrence moves ‘full steam ahead’
June 13, 2007
Construction to replace century-old waterlines on Massachusetts Street is now running 30 days ahead of schedule.
6News video: Man charged with kidnapping and murder to make formal first appearance
June 13, 2007
The man charged in the kidnapping and murder of 18-year-old Kelsey Smith of Overland Park makes a formal first appearance with his attorney tomorrow in Johnson County District Court.
6News video: Security gets beefed up at Lawrence’s newest school
June 13, 2007
The new South Junior High School is being built under watchful eyes. Lawrence school leaders are paying for someone to be on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week till construction is complete.
6Sports video: Robinson has high hopes for ‘07-‘08 Jayhawk hoops squad
June 13, 2007
He’s been called the glue of the KU basketball team, but last March in San Jose, even Russell Robinson couldn’t hold the Jayhawks together in a 13-point loss to UCLA in the Elite Eight. Now, the baby-faced senior is back for one more ride - hoping to take that next step in his final go-around.
6Sports video: Alumni return to the fieldhouse for annual pick-up game
June 13, 2007
Several former Jayhawk basketball players returned to Allen Fieldhouse to take part in an alumni/freshmen vs. returning players pick-up game on Wednesday.
6News video: A staple of the South Iowa dining scene has closed
June 13, 2007
‘Molly McGee’s‘ shut it’s doors on Monday after 18 years of business in Lawrence.
6News video: Man accused of making bomb threats to remain without bond
June 13, 2007
A Lawrence man accused of making bomb threats that evacuated three Douglas County school buildings in April will remain without bond until his pending trial.
Low-key Lawrence misses All-America City designation
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
Maybe we needed a mariachi band. Lawrence leaders competed against 19 other communities last week to win the designation of an All-America City. Lawrence didn’t come home with the title. But it also didn’t take its own mariachi band either. Laredo, Texas, did.
6News Now: South Junior High worksite under close watch
June 13, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the new South Junior High is being built under watchful eyes, and more about the downtown waterline reconstruction project.
Hallmark announces plant, production changes
No jobs will be lost
June 13, 2007
Hallmark Cards Inc. is closing one of its two plants in Leavenworth and transferring some production work out of its Lawrence plant, the company announced today.
Fire reported at vacant duplex
No injuries reported
June 13, 2007
No injuries reported.
Gibson goes cold in Game 3
Rookie scores just two points as Cavs fall in 3-0 hole
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C6
Maybe it’s time to go back to Larry Hughes. Daniel Gibson finally replaced the injured point guard in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ starting lineup Tuesday night, then delivered a performance as bad as any of those from the struggling Hughes.
Spurs spoil Cleveland’s comeback
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Rude and ruthless, the San Antonio Spurs ruined Cleveland’s 37-year wait to host the NBA finals. Unwelcome guests, they defied the young King and may soon take home another crown of their own.
Cable, PBS fill summer void
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
People who say there’s “nothing on” in the middle of a June week are just not paying attention. Tired of “talent” contests? There are plenty of alternatives.
Earnhardt appears headed to Hendrick
Junior likely to join Gordon, Johnson in 2008
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to win championships, and there’s no better place to do that than at Hendrick Motorsports.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
Authorities identified the county’s latest murder victim as Don Hatchell, 50, a resident of Miller Acres.
Space station’s newest solar wings unfurled
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A10
The international space station’s newest power source - a set of solar wings - made its debut Tuesday.
Wet weather threatens successful wheat harvest
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Heavy rains that caused area flooding in May have continued into June, threatening to play havoc with the area wheat harvest.
Miles, Lee help at camp
Lifelong friends return to Kansas
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Bosom buddies in grade school, high school and college, Michael Lee and Aaron Miles remain best of friends well into adulthood.
Educators: Looser requirements would help fix teaching shortage
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
School officials from across Kansas on Tuesday urged the Kansas State Board of Education to loosen teacher licensure requirements to help manage a teacher shortage.
Temperatures not sizzling - yet
Soggy spring no match for inevitable warmup, weather experts say
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
Summer is just around the corner, but it hasn’t felt that way lately in Lawrence.
Bush’s wristwatch subject of speculation
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
Whatever happened to the president’s watch?
Worth the wait
Brehaut excited about U.S. Open debut after more than two decades of misses
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
Jeff Brehaut first tried to qualify for the U.S. Open at 18, and he figured it was only a matter of time. Just not this much time.
Don Herbert, TV’s ‘Mr. Wizard,’ dies at 89
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
Don Herbert, who as television’s “Mr. Wizard” introduced generations of young viewers to the joys of science, died Tuesday. He was 89.
Iceberg lettuce grower tries new paternal pitch
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
Iceberg is your father’s lettuce: A big, round ball wrapped in cellophane and ready to be torn apart to top a burger or smothered under thick salad dressing.
Mudslides, lightning raise monsoon toll
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
Mudslides, flooding and lightning strikes killed 108 people and left scores missing in Bangladesh as annual monsoons washed away shanties and inundated cities, officials said Tuesday.
Junior golfers take to the greens
June 13, 2007
Retirees and businessmen on extended lunch breaks aren’t the only people golfing Monday afternoons at Eagle Bend Golf Course. The course sees a youth movement at about 2 p.m. every Monday this summer when boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 17 tee off for the Junior Nine-Hole League.
Benefit moved to Saturday
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B5
A muscular dystrophy benefit horse ride and auction put on by 2000 Baldwin City High School graduate Scott Wilhite will take place Saturday at Rockhaven Park, which is south of Clinton Lake.
Pump patrol
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals for June 13
Senate takes up energy bill, pushes to raise fuel economy standards
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A7
As motorists face near-record gasoline prices, the Senate took up an energy bill Tuesday that would raise auto fuel economy standards for the first time in nearly 20 years and make oil industry price gouging a federal crime.
Tiger tosses no-no
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Justin Verlander pitched the first no-hitter in Comerica Park history, mixing 100 mph heat with crazy curveballs to lead the Detroit Tigers over the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 Tuesday night.
All-league teams revealed
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s Andy Petz and John Wilson and Lawrence High’s Daniel Parker all earned first-team berths on the All-Sunflower League baseball team as chosen by league coaches.
Confusing’ parking meters frustrate visitor
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
David Pippen really wanted to talk about downtown parking.
Raiders top Stars, fall to Barnstormers
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Raiders drew five bases-loaded walks in the first inning of a 10-6 Legion baseball victory Tuesday night over Spivey’s Stars but lost an 8-5 decision to the Kansas City Barnstormers earlier Tuesday.
Commissioners agree to ease budget cuts
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
City commissioners eased up slightly on their plans to cut the 2007 budget to deal with flagging revenues.
Poll indicates broad support for path to legalization
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
A strong majority of Americans - including nearly two-thirds of Republicans - favors allowing illegal immigrants to become citizens if they pay fines, learn English and meet other requirements, a new Los Angeles Times/ Bloomberg poll has found.
Increased rates for transit system OK’d
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
Fares for the Lawrence Transit System are set to increase.
New meeting schedule begins in August
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
City commissioners informally agreed Tuesday to change their normal meeting schedule, beginning in August.
Memorial honors victims of communism
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
President Bush, attending the dedication of a memorial to an estimated 100 million victims of communist regimes, Tuesday compared the fight against radical Islam to the Cold War battle against totalitarian communism.
Prison could get Gitmo detainees
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
Politicians continue to refer to the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth as the military prison of choice for detaining terrorist suspects now at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Opponents don’t derail domestic registry
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Opposition from a pair of the city’s religious leaders was not enough to change the minds of city commissioners who have supported creating the state’s first domestic partnership registry.
Duke lacrosse prosecutor now prosecuted
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
As Mike Nifong was calling the Duke lacrosse team a “bunch of hooligans” in public, he was privately acknowledging that the rape case would be hard to prove and that the accuser’s story was filled with inconsistencies, a police investigator testified Tuesday.
5 young children die in fire; baby sitter sought
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
Fire raced through a three-story row house early Tuesday, killing five children, and authorities said they were looking for a teenage baby sitter who was supposed to be watching them.
Author honored on Russia Day
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
President Vladimir Putin underscored the importance of moral values and military might Tuesday, honoring Russians from a frail-looking Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who documented the Soviet Union’s brutality, to men who designed its nuclear-armed submarines.
Vandalized sculpture returns downtown
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Two weeks after it was vandalized in downtown, the sculpture “Prayer Booth” is back in the public eye - this time, near an entrance to the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St.
Bush tries again on immigration
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
His party divided and his polls sagging, President Bush prodded rebellious Senate Republicans on Tuesday to help resurrect legislation that could provide eventual citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.
State to cover costs at Flight 93 crash site
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
Pennsylvania will pay for security at the Flight 93 crash site to end a dispute over a donation box at the temporary memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Baseball helps bring together fathers and sons
June 13, 2007
Nothing brings fathers and sons together quite like baseball. Playing catch, learning how to break in a glove, working on hitting techniques - those are special moments that dads and sons share every summer like a rite of passage.
Five tapped all-state
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches tabbed five city high school players as Kansas Class 6A All-State athletes - all of them on the second team.
Food plant raided for illegal workers
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
Federal agents on Tuesday raided the offices of a Portland food processing plant suspected of employing hundreds of illegal workers who used Social Security numbers that belonged to other people or were made up.
Medical committee urges blunt terms for kids’ obesity
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
Doctors ought to quit using fuzzy terms to define children’s weight problems and instead refer to truly fat kids as overweight or obese, a committee of medical experts recommended.
Search for soldier continues for 4th day
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
The intense ground and air search for a 25-year-old sergeant who disappeared during a training exercise continued a fourth day Tuesday, raising questions about how he could have seemingly vanished from the range.
Bank robbery suspect nabbed in traffic stop
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
A man who was arrested Friday night in a Lawrence traffic stop has been charged in U.S. District Court with robbing an Edgerton bank last week.
Commissioners put big projects on back burner
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
For now, the city’s vision is a balanced budget. City commissioners agreed at their annual goal-setting session Tuesday afternoon to put off any talk of a major, communitywide “visioning” process until after the city finishes what is expected to be a difficult 2008 budget.
Food pantries discuss improving services
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B4
With as many as 2,000 people using Lawrence food pantries each month, representatives from several churches and charities are looking at ways to improve services.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ puts new spin on chicken dishes
June 13, 2007 in print edition on D7
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “The Best of the Breast.”
Bonds, Giants are living in the past
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
These days, Barry Bonds is a ghost, and that’s all. He rattles around in familiar places, revives familiar memories, makes scary noises, and sometimes even tricks the Giants into believing he has some effect on the tangible effort to win baseball games.
Unique breeds will be on display at county fairgrounds for cat show
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B5
This weekend, kitties large and small will come from all over the country to compete in the annual International Cat Show sponsored by the Kansas City Midwest Cat Club.
Lawrence Datebook
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Today’s events
June 13, 2007 in print edition on D5
For Wednesday, June 13
District wellness program helping change mind-set
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B4
Lawrence school officials say their wellness policy is helping improve how students and families talk and think about healthy living - but bad habits aren’t easily broken.
The North-South divide continues when it comes to iced tea
June 13, 2007 in print edition on D8
More than 140 years after the Civil War ended, a Mason-Dixon line of sorts still persists when it comes to iced tea.
Family did little to stop TB traveler
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
Health officials trying to stop a globetrotting honeymooner with a dangerous form of tuberculosis got little assistance from his lawyer father and his future father-in-law, a TB expert who not only balked at stopping the Greek wedding but went to the ceremony himself, according to e-mails obtained by The Associated Press.
Harvest for onions, garlic drawing near
June 13, 2007 in print edition on D1
A reader called the other day to talk about when to dig up the elephant garlic he planted last fall. The leaves were just starting to yellow, which is a sign that the time to harvest is drawing near.
Waterline project shifts to western side
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
The 900 and 1000 blocks of Massachusetts Street will be closed to all traffic from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today as part of the city’s waterline replacement project.
Sunflower Piecemakers announce quilt show
June 13, 2007 in print edition on D6
The Sunflower Piecemakers of Ottawa plan to have their 23rd annual Quilt Show from June 23 to June 24.
No. 8 not great for birdies
Oakmont’s 288-yard monster tough par 3 to tame
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
Golfers would do well to stock up before reaching No. 8 at this week’s U.S. Open. Grab some water, a few bananas, maybe an energy bar. Better yet, hire a Sherpa.
Free event will address seniors’ Medicare issues
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B5
Douglas County Senior Services, with Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas, will sponsor a Medicare Information Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.
Zoo cashing in on polar bear cub
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
“Cute Knut,” Germany’s celebrity polar bear cub, is turning into a moneymaker for the Berlin Zoo, which expects to bring in $3.3 million more than last year due to a dramatic rise in visitors.
On the record
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence’s crime blotter
Hot potato
Growers say staple of American diet tastes better fresh, local
June 13, 2007 in print edition on D1
Barbara Clark is starting to hear the potato buzz. “The first new potatoes at market is something people always look forward to,” says Clark, owner of Maggie’s Farm, north of Lawrence.
Quick scallops feature a touch of Thailand
June 13, 2007 in print edition on D7
Peanuts burn really well. And for a really long time. Especially when they are finely ground with some bread crumbs, fresh ginger, red pepper flakes, garlic powder and melted butter, then sprinkled over scallops.
Palestinian offensive called attempted coup
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
Hundreds of Hamas fighters firing rockets and mortar shells captured the headquarters of the Fatah-allied security forces Tuesday in northern Gaza, scoring a key victory in the bloody battle for control of the seaside strip.
Mistaken identity blamed in killings
8 police officers’ deaths show lack of communication
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
Mistaking each other for the enemy, Afghan police fired four dozen grenades and U.S.-led coalition troops fought back with helicopter gunships in a fierce battle that left eight officers dead before dawn Tuesday, officials said.
False justification
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: President Bush’s newest economic policy proposal is to build a ballistic missile shield in East European countries surrounding Russia.
Soccer players look to show their stuff
June 13, 2007
The Kansas Soccer Academy will be having tryouts Friday and Saturday at Free State High for its Fall 2007 league.
Weapon fragment dates whale to late 1800s
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A10
A 50-ton bowhead whale caught off the Alaskan coast last month had a weapon fragment embedded in its neck that showed it survived a similar hunt - more than a century ago.
CyDex licenses Capitisol for asthma
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C10
A drug-delivery compound with origins at Kansas University is being licensed to a company looking to develop an injectable formulation of zileuton, a drug used to treat asthma.
Don’t lose sleep over mattress purchase
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C10
Getting a good price on a dreamy mattress is one of the most nightmarish of consumer challenges. Model names differ from store to store, making comparison shopping all but impossible. Dramatic price swings, moreover, make it difficult to discern a fair deal from a rip-off.
Government lessons
The Boys State and Girls State programs have offered thousands of Kansas teens lessons in leadership and citizenship.
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
More than many other Americans, U.S. military veterans fully appreciate our democratic form of government.
Woods in major mode even as baby beckons
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
The 2 a.m. feedings. The sleepless nights. Those first tiny baby steps and the first mumblings of “Da-da.”
Molly McGees closes on South Iowa St.
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C10
Molly McGees is closed, and its 6,400-square-foot building along South Iowa Street is available for sale or for lease.
Varied heritage
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: John A. Bond (“Hispanic Heritage,” Public Forum, June 9) needs to read a book by the late Octavio Paz, “Labyrinth of Solitude.”
Former Israeli P.M. wins party election
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak won the primary for head of Israel’s dovish Labor Party, officials said early today, in a race between two ex-military officers who had both called on Israel’s current leader to resign.
Rice is wrong; the world isn’t getting safer
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
Will Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice cheer the Bush administration’s foreign policy record as much in her next job as she did last week?
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C10
Hallmark adjusting work processes
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C10
Hallmark Cards Inc. is making changes to some of its internal work processes, and employees in Lawrence and Leavenworth were being briefed on the changes during on-site meetings Tuesday and early this morning.
A.G. makes doctor stop discussing Tiller
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
Attorney General Paul Morrison on Tuesday forced a psychiatrist hired by his predecessor to stop publicly discussing records related to a dismissed criminal case against the state’s best-known abortion provider.
Twinkies maker appeals to past
Historical banana flavor now a permanent part of lineup
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C10
Twinkie lovers: Get ready to go bananas. The sweet treat known for its golden spongy cake and its creamy vanilla center is returning to its roots with banana-creme filling - the flavor that first made the snack a hit with sweet-toothed people more than 70 years ago.
Term ‘baby’ carrots misleading, but they’re still nutritious
June 13, 2007 in print edition on D2
Q: Are baby carrots really young carrots?
Talib named to watch list
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University football cornerback Aqib Talib was named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy preseason watch list by the Football Writers Association of America on Tuesday.
Israel-Syria talks secondary
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B7
With prospects for peace talks with the Palestinians looking dim, the talk of this town is whether Israel should start talks with the Syrian regime.
Daly, wife, back off blame game regarding latest domestic tussle
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
John Daly and his wife called a truce Tuesday after dueling court claims of drunken rampage, knife wielding and sexual assault.
Added costs
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: We should use the funds the city used to fund the million-dollar entrance for developments like at Sixth Street and Congressional (signals and interchange modifications) for basic city services.
Boy, 8, in car wreck released from hospital
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B4
An 8-year-old Lawrence boy injured in a Sunday morning wreck was released from the hospital Tuesday while his mother, a Haskell Indian Nations University student, remains in stable condition at the Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 13, 1907: “State crop conditions appear generally good. Wheat yields should be good but the corn is lagging even though it is not yet in a discouraging condition.
Summer’s berry bounty best enjoyed lukewarm
June 13, 2007 in print edition on D1
The warm weather brings a bounty of fresh summer fruit, and strawberries are among the first. Supermarket berries, which come almost exclusively from California, peak in early July. Local berries will be staggered through early summer by region.
Bannister baffles Cards
Royals strike early in 8-1 victory
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C5
Brian Bannister failed to make the club in March, and now he’s Kansas City’s best pitcher. He’s the hottest, at least. The right-hander pitched seven scoreless innings Tuesday night - stretching his shutout string to 17 in a row - and led the Royals to an 8-1 victory over St. Louis for his third win in his last three starts.
Bruises big issue for Lefty this year
Sore wrist, bum psyche sure to impact Mickelson’s performance at Oakmont
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
Phil Mickelson looked more like a bowler than a three-time major champion, adjusting the black brace on his left wrist as he stared down the first fairway, an alley lined not by gutters but the gnarly, ankle-deep rough of Oakmont Country Club.
Keegan: KU ‘O’ not easy to project
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
The pessimist looks at the Kansas University football team’s offense for 2007 and notes that one quarterback, Kerry Meier, throws too many interceptions and the other, Todd Reesing, too often fumbles.
Free-form football
Versatility is key,’ new coordinator says
June 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Ed Warinner is sure of one thing this football season - he will never let his ego get in the way.
Satellite used to forecast hurricanes could fail anytime
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A7
An aging weather satellite crucial to accurate predictions on the intensity and path of hurricanes could fail at any moment, and plans to launch a replacement have been pushed back seven years to 2016.
Lil’ Bush’ offers heckuva political satire
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
Like most political satire, “Lil’ Bush” pinpoints the logical extreme of real life.
1,000 attend service for slain teen
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B8
The best way for Kelsey Smith’s friends to honor the slain teen is for them to dedicate themselves to positive change in themselves and society, ministers said Tuesday at her memorial service.
Sweets factory used as insurgent headquarters raided
June 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
U.S. and Iraqi forces on Tuesday raided a sweets factory being used as a headquarters by suspected Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq, which has seen a recent rise in violence as militants have fled a nearly 4-month-old security crackdown in Baghdad.
Immigration bill mirrors health care effort
June 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
Harry Reid, the Senate’s majority leader and resident Uriah Heep, affected ‘umble and syrupy sadness about the Senate’s inability to pass the immigration bill that he pulled from the floor Thursday evening for a transparently meretricious reason.
Millie’ thoroughly magical theater production
June 13, 2007 in print edition on D6
Take a young woman from Salina, drop her into New York City during the height of Prohibition, add a couple of love triangles, a sinister hotel manager and lots of singing and dancing, and you’d have Lawrence Community Theatre’s recipe for magic, “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”