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6News video: Van Go Mobile Arts holds annual fund raiser
June 17, 2007
Residents found everything they needed to float their boat this weekend.
6News video: ‘Weekend warriors’ tough out do-it-yourself projects
June 17, 2007
Well if you spent part or maybe all of this weekend on an at-home-project, consider yourself a weekend warrior and if you’re like most, the last 48 hours have involved at least one trip to the hardware store and possibly to the emergency room as well.
6News video: Number of uninsured growing thanks to rising costs
June 17, 2007
Not everyone can afford health care. We’ve seen the reports about the sky-rocketing cost of insurance and the ever-growing number of those going without it all together.
6Sports video: KU’s parent-child basketball camp a hit
June 17, 2007
While coach Mangino may have been recruiting kids for the class of 2008, KU men’s basketball coach Bill Self was just next door searching for prospects for the class of 2018 and beyond.
6News video: Female professors set out on cross-country air race
June 17, 2007
Even in 2007, the field of aviation is dominated by men, but editor Cathy Hamilton recently met two women who haven’t let their gender or their age stop them from pursuing their dreams.
6News video: Rose to learn his fate at tomorrow’s sentencing
June 17, 2007
The man convicted of setting the fire that burned down a building at the Boardwalk Apartment Complex, killing three people in the process, will learn his fate tomorrow.
6Sports video: Jayhawk football lands in-state recruit
June 17, 2007
To the gridiron now, where during summer workouts coaches cannot supervise their players so instead the KU coaching staff turned their focus to future of the program.
6News video: Police arrest man suspected of car burglaries
June 17, 2007
Police arrest a man suspected of breaking into cars early this morning in a motel parking lot.
Topeka man arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft
June 17, 2007
Lawrence police officers have arrested a Topeka man suspected of a vehicle theft and other crimes after an incident at 6:35 a.m. today that investigators were still trying to sort out this afternoon.
Commentary: Brown wants back in coaching
Sacramento Kings should give 66-year-old former Kansas University coach a call
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C2
He is the only person out there who should immediately disrupt the Sacramento Kings’ coaching search. He is available, accomplished and interested. He is also eccentric and impossible. But he irrefutably is one of the most brilliant teachers and coaches in the history of the game.
Attorney in Duke lacrosse case disbarred
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
District Attorney Mike Nifong was disbarred Saturday for his “selfish” rape prosecution of three Duke University lacrosse players - a politically motivated act, his judges said, that he inexplicably allowed to fester for months after it was clear the defendants were innocent.
Uninsured workers face health care crisis
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
Earlier this month, 53-year-old Desiree Stephenson biked over to the Health Care Access Clinic to take care of an itch. She has an auto-immune disease that can flare up with stress and sun and needed some medication to stop the itching from a rash that had spread up her arms. Stephenson doesn’t have health insurance. Working as a customer service representative, she said it would cost $120 a month to be covered.
Camp cruising
Self makes the rounds about town
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
Sitting in the driver’s seat of his blue Lincoln Navigator, Bill Self fiddles with the radio while searching for a suitable rock station. “Great song,” Self says as U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Name” is deemed an acceptable choice on the FM Dial. The streets in Lawrence have names. Kansas University’s fifth-year basketball coach knows that all too well after this week.
Kinney coaxes young squad to success
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C6
Eudora High baseball coach Dirk Kinney knew it would be difficult to follow up on the Cardinals’ runner-up finish at the 2006 Class 4A state tournament after losing a core group of seniors. Fortunately for the fifth-year coach, he had a solid group of juniors this year that got Eudora to a 12-6 record and a spot in the regional semifinals.
Least difficult pars in town
Lawrence has a few feel-good holes - and that’s not a bad thing
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C10
For some reason, golfers tend to equate “tough hole” with “great hole.” Not true. For example, No. 14 at Alvamar Country Club and No. 16 at Lawrence Country Club, included in last week’s look at the toughest pars in town, wouldn’t have been mentioned in a list of the best holes.
Abortion foes favor ultrasound measures
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B3
A national abortion group is pushing legislation in states aimed at making sure pregnant women and girls view sonograms before having abortions, hoping that what they see will persuade them against having the procedure.
Troops find IDs of missing GIs
General says just 40 percent of Baghdad under control
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A11
Security forces in Baghdad have full control in only 40 percent of the city five months into the pacification campaign, a top American general said Saturday as U.S. troops began an offensive against two al-Qaida strongholds on the capital’s southern outskirts.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B7
State Democratic officials said they felt that Lawrence lawyer Lance Burr would be their only entry in the state attorney general’s race, where Republican incumbent Robert Stephan seemed unbeatable.
Help is at hand
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: There will be times when someone will need Visiting Nurses Association. There’s immediate assurance when the person there answers, Mary with the smile in her voice and almost instant rapport.
Shifting taxes
Over the long haul, it seems the only direction taxes go is up.
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
Property tax relief is a worthy target for the local sales tax being discussed by some Lawrence city commissioners, but history shows that preserving that relief is an elusive goal.
Cleaning up coal power
Project aims to prove coal can go green
June 17, 2007 in print edition on E1
A new, shiny power plant in this seaside village could change everything for coal plants. When a coal gasification demonstration plant fires up in September, its designer, Mitsubishi, expects to prove that it’s possible to burn coal without polluting.
History offers fatherly advice
June 17, 2007 in print edition on D1
Much of parenting is about instinct, about applying the judgments we learned from our own fathers to guide our children into their lives.
For freshwater anglers, paddlefish delivers
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C7
In late May, Steven McBride of Yukon, Okla., caught a 114-pound paddlefish from northern Oklahoma’s Arkansas River. The fish was in a stretch of river just below Kaw Lake.
Commentary: Tiger prepares to battle history
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C9
As memorable rounds go, the 1-under-par 69 that Tiger Woods shot on Saturday in the third round of the U.S. Open isn’t in the same ballpark as Johnny Miller’s 63 in ‘73.
Bubba’s boo-boo a costly one
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C9
This was one time Bubba Watson, the longest hitter on the PGA Tour, should have kept his distance.
Branyan spoils Zambrano’s day
Cubs pitcher loses gem in eighth, game in ninth
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C4
Carlos Zambrano lost his no-hitter in the eighth. One inning later he lost the game.
Texas finds trouble securing location for ‘body farm’
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A9
Folks in the small central Texas city of San Marcos recently dodged the ultimate “not in my backyard” nightmare: a forensic research facility comprised of dozens of dead human bodies left out in the open to rot.
Frenetic campaign reduces time for reflection
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B7
Try a 30-minute workout with the television on in a New Hampshire hotel exercise room and this is what assaults you: An ad for Mitt Romney boasting that the former Massachusetts governor was able, “in the toughest place,” to do “the toughest things.”
Sometimes fathers don’t know best
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A12
Doug Hardy was barely inside the door of the National Air and Space Museum when he made up his first “fact.” On a sunny morning a few days before Father’s Day, Hardy and his son Andrei were huddled under the Mercury capsule.
Lakeside for a lifetime
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
Around 8 a.m. every day, Buck Sanders shows up at Clinton Marina like the other employees - except Sanders doesn’t get paid. Sanders, 86, has come to the marina nearly every day for about nine years to fish, do carpentry work and other odd jobs and “just sit around and shoot the bull” with everyone there, he says. “It gives me a second home. It keeps me out of the bars, probably,” Sanders said.
June 17, 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:
Homeopathic medicine containers versatile, collectible
June 17, 2007 in print edition on D5
Homeopathic medicine is an idea that developed around 200 years ago. One of the famous 19th-century homeopathic companies was Dr. Munyon’s. His medicine was sold in drugstores from a decorated metal cabinet picturing the stern doctor.
NATO image problem: Civilian deaths blamed on alliance
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A10
NATO has an image problem in Afghanistan - and a U.S. soldier who fired a Humvee’s machine gun into a crowd of civilians after a deadly suicide bombing Saturday shows why.
June 17, 2007 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, June 17, 2007:
People in the news
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ DeGeneres hopes Hilton changes life post-jail¢ Fox says drunken driving arrest was ‘learning lesson’¢ Country singer hospitalized in Missouri after leg surgery
President warns he’ll veto excessive spending bills
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
President Bush warned Congress on Saturday that he will use his veto power to stop runaway government spending. “The American people do not want to return to the days of tax-and-spend policies,” Bush said in his radio address.
Gridiron heroes
Carlisle Indians found victory on football field
June 17, 2007 in print edition on D3
Chippewa and Iroquois, Cherokee and Cheyenne, they were pulled from the reservations to take part in a brutal experiment in education at the hands of an Army captain who strove to blot out their cultural identity.
J-W senior editor uncovers memories upon return to Washington
June 17, 2007 in print edition on D2
It’s been four months now since I’ve been back working at the Washington Post and its Web site. Before returning to the Journal-World in 1993, I had the good fortune of spending 21 years here.
Van Go auction casts off
Organizers hope to raise $45,000 at event
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Van Go Mobile Arts Inc. drew a large crowd to Clinton Lake Marina on Saturday night for its annual “What Floats Your Boat” fundraiser - a display of colorful art. Some of the group’s trademark mosaic benches, plus other outdoor furniture, were auctioned to help support the organization’s Jobs in the Art Makes Sense, or JAMS, program.
TSA releases video after sippy cup altercation
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Transportation Security Administration is denying allegations that an airport screener seized a toddler’s sippy cup and mistreated his mother, taking the unusual step of posting security camera footage on its Web site.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B7
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 17, 1907: “Many Lawrence boys will be leaving soon for the Kansas harvest fields, where the work is hard but the pay is good and most boys seem to like the work.
Cockfighting bouts latest ‘Thrilla in Manila’
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A11
In the center ring where Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier pummeled each other during the “Thrilla in Manila” more than three decades ago, another world-championship blood fest was in full swing.
Frisbee still flying high after 50 years
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
Wham-O Inc. changed the name of the Pluto Platter to Frisbee 50 years ago today, flinging a new word into the cultural ether that still conjures images of carefree fun in the park and breezy days at the beach. And to think Walter “Fred” Morrison, the inventor of the beloved disc, thought the new moniker would never fly.
A need for speed
Chargers ace hopes to ride heater to D-I level
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C6
Santa Fe Trail High senior Corey Wells is quick to boast that his fastball has been clocked in the upper-80s - and that it continues to get faster. With that tidbit in hand, Wells, the Journal-World’s 2007 All-Area Baseball Player of the Year, already is thinking about playing Division I baseball after a year at Neosho County Community College.
Felines take to catwalk
Judging continues today at cat show
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lavona Kuhn placed her cat into a cage for judging, then joined her ever-so-patient husband, Jim Kuhn, who waited nearby. The couple, from Burlington, breed dogs and cats, which they take to competitions around the country. “I get to lose a day of my life,” he said sarcastically. “I’m a dog guy. My wife raises cats.”
Marlins hold off K.C.
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C12
Miguel Olivo went 5-for-5 and cost himself a day off. Rick Vanden Hurk struck out a career-best seven batters, got the win and is headed for the minors. Let Miguel Cabrera, who hit two home runs and had four RBIs, put a little perspective on Florida’s 9-8 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
Wild animals better left alone
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C7
Every spring and early summer, hundreds of orphaned wild animals are picked up when they would do perfectly well left alone. In most cases, the intended rescue results in a death sentence.
Young writers, artists to be featured in book
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C7
Wichita’s Great Plains Nature Center is looking for young writers and artists.
U.S. plans end to Palestinian embargo
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A10
Mahmoud Abbas got a major boost in his increasingly bellicose showdown with Hamas on Saturday, with a U.S. diplomat saying he expects a crippling embargo to be lifted once the Palestinian president appoints a government without the Islamic militants.
Commentary: Put Bonds’ accomplishments in perspective
Commissioner should show for record-breaking home run
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C5
Barry Bonds hit in Fenway Park for the first time this weekend, and there is just something cool about that. I know, I know. There is supposed to be absolutely nothing cool about Bonds these days. I understand where most of the media and, perhaps, most of the baseball fans in America stand on this issue.
Representatives release federal budget requests
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
Breaking with tradition, Lawrence’s U.S. House representatives have released their federal appropriations requests. Both Nancy Boyda, whose district includes west Lawrence, and Dennis Moore, whose district includes east Lawrence, say they are releasing the information to give the public a clearer view of the congressional budget process.
Bryant still seeks deal
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C2
Kobe Bryant met with Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss in Barcelona, Spain and reiterated his demand to be traded.
Metcalf wins clash of former Jayhawks
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
Before Thursday night, Travis Metcalf’s mere presence at former Kansas University teammate Tom Gorzelanny’s wedding as an usher this upcoming November was going to be more than enough to validate his friendship.
Gifts for dad bring another $1 billion in spending
June 17, 2007 in print edition on E1
By the time dad enjoys a relaxing breakfast, lets his kid mow the lawn and falls asleep watching the final round of the U.S. Open, he’ll likely get an opportunity to open Father’s Day gifts carrying a little more investment than in years past.
16,600 acres of farmland could lose water
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
Idaho Water Resources Director David Tuthill issued orders Friday to farmers, food processors dairies and 13 cities in six counties to shut off their water pumps on July 6. The order, if carried out, would dry up 16,600 acres of farmland already planted in crops including corn, sugar beets, potatoes and hay.
Fishing report
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C7
CLINTON LAKE (updated 6-14) - Water 72 degrees and 2.84 feet above normal pool. Discharge 1,000 cfs, but likely to be reduced to 500 cfs later in week.
Director: Museum addition crucial for genealogy inquiries
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Clinton Lake museum director Martha Parker wants to share family history with anyone who wants to research their ties to the Wakarusa River Valley. That’s why she has been working with a board the past three years to develop a plan for a new 4,800-square-foot addition to the Wakarusa River Valley and Heritage Museum, now housed in an old milk shed in Bloomington Park.
On the record
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B2
Two people were transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Saturday in a one-car accident on the Kansas Turnpike.
Rebel: U.S. must trade for kidnapped Americans
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A10
Three kidnapped U.S. defense contractors and dozens of other hostages held by Colombian guerrillas must be swapped for all the guerrillas held in U.S. and Colombian jails, a senior rebel said on Saturday.
Just being there may be father’s greatest gift
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
A few words for dad: I received a letter a while back. It might have been from your kid. Actually, I received a stack of letters - short essays, to be exact - written by 12th-graders participating in a Father of the Year essay contest sponsored by the National Center for Fathering.
Obama’s new code name: ‘Renegade’
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
Sen. Barack Obama has a new tag: “Renegade.” That’s what Secret Service agents are calling the Illinois Democrat, in the time-honored tradition of giving “secret” code names to presidential candidates and other protected dignitaries.
QU habitat session slated at Hillsdale
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C7
Quail Unlimited will conduct a habitat-techniques demonstration on July 18 at Hillsdale Wildlife Area, near Paola. The site is just an hour away from this year’s annual QU convention July 19-21 in Overland Park.
Leicht claims first Busch victory
Edwards’ wreck provides opportunity at Meijer 300
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C2
Stephen Leicht took advantage of Carl Edwards’ late wreck to win for the first time in the Busch Series, passing rookie Brad Coleman with 13 laps left and holding on Saturday night in the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway.
Bush losing war on terror on two fronts
June 17, 2007 in print edition on E1
The Bush administration is battling on two different fronts in the war on terror - and it may be losing on both. It is trying everything it can think of - even mobilizing The New York Times - to prod Iraq’s prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, into action before it is too late.
Attack on bus leaves 30 police dead or wounded
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A10
A bomb ripped through a police bus in a crowded civilian area in Kabul on Sunday, leaving about 30 people dead or wounded, an official and witnesses said.
Raiders sweep All-Stars
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Raiders picked up two more victories in the Kansas State Tournament on Saturday, beating the Oklahoma All-Stars, 15-0 and 3-1.
Ask the Pro
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C10
Help! I have no trouble hitting the ball solid and straight when I take a full swing. But, taking partial swings for shots, say, inside 100 yards is maddening! Is there anything I can do to develop some touch when I get within 100 yards of the cup?
Report: Blair despaired over result of invasion
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A10
Prime Minister Tony Blair committed British troops to Iraq even though he despaired at the failure of the United States to plan adequately for the aftermath of the invasion, a newspaper reported today.
Graham says wife had ‘great reception in heaven’
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
Ruth Graham retained her beauty even in death and surely “had a great reception in heaven,” an ailing Billy Graham told mourners who gathered Saturday to remember his beloved wife.
Man receives life sentence for death of girlfriend’s son
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B5
A man accused of killing his girlfriend’s toddler because he was mad at the child’s mother for having an abortion has been sentenced to life in prison. In imposing the sentence Friday against Joseph W. Haslett, Greene County Circuit Judge Calvin Holden said Haslett was not only mean but “cruel to the young child.”
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C3
New guy: Kansas University has some offensive-line help coming to Lawrence this summer.
High schoolers flock to KU clinic
Super Jayhawk Camp sees big attendance boost
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
It looked a lot like a typical practice for Kansas University’s football team. The seven assistant coaches were scattered across three practice fields adjacent to Hoglund Ballpark, using whistles, voice boxes - even an air horn - to keep things running.
Workplace dog day touted for Friday
June 17, 2007 in print edition on E1
Denise Van Sickel wants workplaces throughout Lawrence to go to the dogs.
Room with a view: Glass house open to public
June 17, 2007
By design, Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House evokes openness and accessibility. For decades, however, only the late architect’s friends and guests could visit the famed 1949 home and explore the surrounding 47 acres of New England countryside.
Teen sits in all 5,200 seats at new stadium
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
A high school student warmed all 5,200 seats in a new minor league baseball stadium before its inaugural game.
Shopping for Pop a vexing pursuit
June 17, 2007 in print edition on D1
My dad is the hardest person in the world to buy for. Oh, I know your dad is hard to buy for, too, but don’t waste your time engaging me in some silly game of paternal one-upmanship.
Report: N. Korea invites U.N. inspections
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A10
North Korea on Saturday sent a letter to the U.N. nuclear watchdog, inviting inspectors to the country to discuss procedures for shutting down its main nuclear reactor, state media reported.
Soldiers’ Chests - By Max Sutton
June 17, 2007 in print edition on D3
Soldiers’ Chests
Special hunts deadline less than month away
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C7
Application deadline is July 15 for Wildlife and Parks special hunts. Dozens of limited-draw hunts for upland birds, doves, waterfowl and deer are available by application only.
Scan-as-you-shop a hit with buyers
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A5
Stephanie Cerneck doesn’t go through the checkout line at her supermarket anymore. Or even the self-checkout line.
June 17, 2007 in print edition on D3
Activists cite alleged human rights violations
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A10
The killing of human rights activists, journalists and clerics in the Philippines has sparked an outcry from international human rights groups, prompting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to repeatedly press Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on the situation.
Mandarin Chinese tour gives foreigners insight into Western political process
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Tours of the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University are now being presented in Mandarin Chinese to draw more international visitors to the institute. The first customized tour was conducted Saturday.
Drag-racer spins into crowd at parade, killing 4 people
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
A drag-racing vehicle lost control during a parade and spun into a crowd of bystanders Saturday night, killing four adults and injuring up to 15 people, authorities said. Investigators were trying to determine what caused the vehicle to careen into the crowd at the Cars for Kids charity event in Selmer, located about 80 miles east of Memphis.
Japan considers a ban on some cluster bombs
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A10
The government has decided it likely will approve a treaty to impose limited controls on the use of cluster bombs in anticipation of a working session of an international panel this week to deal with the controversial issue.
Firefighter dad spends life telling others about son’s death
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A12
Lee Ielpi and his son Jonathan were both firefighters. When Sept. 11 took the life of one, it became the life of the other. Lee Ielpi’s message begins with his son’s mission: Jonathan Ielpi was 29, a member of Squad 288, a husband and father of two. He was one of 343 members of the city’s fire department killed when terrorists hijacked jets and crashed them into the twin towers.
On Father’s Day, time with family equals perfection
June 17, 2007 in print edition on D1
For Jeff Morris, spending the day with his family has always been enough on Father’s Day.
Wheat prices hit 11-year high
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B8
Wheat prices have reached an 11-year high on the Kansas City Board of Trade, hitting $6 on Thursday before falling a few cents at the board’s close Friday. But in Kiowa, wheat farmers have been hard-pressed to take advantage of the prices because they have been faced with the worst crop in more than a decade - one hit by drought, freeze, flooding and disease.
With no pool to guard, Eudora puts aquatic staff to work around town
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B5
What does a town do with 10 lifeguards and no pool? Eudora Parks and Recreation director Tammy Hodges came up with an answer: a little bit of everything.
Gobblers dinner, auction
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C7
Flint Hills Gobblers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its annual dinner and auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post in Emporia.
Lawrence Datebook
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Pets appreciate flea control
June 17, 2007 in print edition on D8
Oh, how well we pet owners know the sound, especially at lights out for bedtime. We just settle in, get comfortable, close our eyes - and it starts: that rat-tat-tat of the bell or the tag on the collar as the back leg starts working furiously, endlessly, on an itch.
Volunteer reunites owner with pet after Greensburg tornado
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B4
Diann Rogers knew there was no way Bebe could have survived. She had called and called for her 9-year-old cat to come home the evening of May 4. The Rogers lived across from the John Deere dealership in Greensburg. Bebe loved to sneak over and catch catnaps in the tractor cabs.
Baddeley holding off Tiger … so far
June 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
Aaron Baddeley dug his feet in the sand and trained his eyes on a golf ball buried in thick grass at the base of a bunker. He was staring at a third straight bogey Saturday at the U.S. Open, each one dropping him closer to Tiger Woods.
James Lee Burke’s new collection shows author at his best
June 17, 2007 in print edition on D3
When a tragedy as monstrous as Hurricane Katrina befalls us, journalism can tell us what happened, and occasionally it can even explain why. But it cannot take us to that quiet place where spirit goes to heal. For that, we need art.
Tainted foods extensive in Asia
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A9
As Nguyen Van Ninh needles his chopsticks through a steaming bowl of Vietnam’s famous noodle soup, he knows it could be spiked with formaldehyde. But the thought of slurping up the same chemical used to preserve corpses isn’t enough to deter him.
Couple adopt triplets from Ethiopia
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B2
A couple of years ago, Jerry Glover and Cindy Cox started talking about adopting a baby. “We spent about a year researching it and thinking about it,” Cindy said. In that process, the couple decided to adopt from outside the United States and also settled on either twins or siblings who were close in age.
U.S. astronaut sets spaceflight record
NASA clears shuttle to make return to Earth on Thursday
June 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
Atlantis was cleared Saturday to return to Earth this coming week after the space shuttle’s heat shield was judged capable of surviving the intense heat of re-entry, and a U.S. astronaut reached a milestone with the longest single spaceflight by any woman.
Rerun losses may cost Thompson votes
June 17, 2007 in print edition on B7
Two enormous swaths of people are likely to suffer if Fred Thompson decides to run for president: current candidates for the Republican nomination and actors on “Law & Order.”