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Archive for Tuesday, June 19, 2007

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What do you think of the 122-month prison sentence given to Jason Rose?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s not enough time
 
78%
It’s just the right amount of time
 
9%
Undecided
 
7%
It’s too much time
 
4%
Total 315
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
On July 2, 2007, KU on Wheels changed to new buses. Danny Kaiser, assistant director of KU Parking and Transit, with two of the new 40-foot buses, points out the new paint scheme for the buses. Big blue buses get ready to roll
June 18, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Two blue buses parked on Kansas University’s West Campus now are less than two weeks away from their new jobs as carriers for students, faculty and staff. But they won’t be alone for long. Another 26 refurbished buses - total cost: nearly $1.5 million - will join the two 1990 models that were once part of Sacramento’s municipal fleet.
10:00 a.m.
The City of Lawrence is trying to create incentives for some business owners and homeowners to spruce up their properties. Under a plan being considered tonight by the City Commission, certain homes and businesses, such as Wild Territory in the 900 block of Massachusetts Street, would receive tax rebates for improvements. Tax rebate would revitalize
June 19, 2007 in print edition on 1B
For property owners in downtown Lawrence and five of the city’s older neighborhoods, soon the check really may be in the mail. And the check may be coming from an unlikely source: the tax man.
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
New executive director of Senior Services of Douglas County to discuss aging issues
June 19, 2007
John Glassman, the new executive director of Douglas County Senior Services, is will chat about issues related to aging and Medicare. The agency is committed to creating opportunities that allow Douglas County residents 60 and older to remain independent and active in their homes and communities.
4:00 p.m.
Conor Hiatt, 9, was named one of the Kids Who Care by Kohl's department store. He raised money for Heifer International, which buys livestock for needy families around the world. Generous spirit
June 19, 2007 in print edition on 1D
When the advertisement arrived in the mail, one photo caught Conor Hiatt’s eye: the picture of a big, hairy, horned water buffalo.
10:00 p.m.
Dr. Barbara Atkinson, executive vice chancellor of the Kansas University Medical Center, presents a 10-year life sciences research plan, "The Time is Now," at the Kansas Life Sciences Innovation Center. The $800 million plan unveiled Tuesday calls for a major expansion of facilities and staff over the next decade. $800M life science plan hatched
June 19, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University Medical Center on Tuesday rallied support behind its $800 million, 10-year plan to become a major player in life sciences research and care, but a key lawmaker expressed dissatisfaction with the proposal. After listening to an hourlong presentation by KU officials, House Speaker Melvin Neufeld said the plan was too focused on the Kansas City metropolitan area.

All stories

6News video: Local documentary could inspire changes to military recruiting laws
June 19, 2007
A documentary by two Lawrence High filmmakers just might inspire a change in national military recruiting laws.
6News video: These area kids aren’t letting their disabilities stop them from traveling the country
June 19, 2007
Children with speech, hearing, and language disabilities are participating in a Road Trip USA-themed day camp here in Lawrence.
6News video: Members of Kansas National Guard wrap up annual training
June 19, 2007
If you’ve noticed increased activity overhead in our area, it’s members of the Kansas National Guard wrapping up their two weeks of annual training.
6News video: Trial underway for injured former city worker
June 19, 2007
Trial is underway in Douglas County District Court for a former Lawrence city employee injured in a March, 2001 accident.
6News video: Lawrence police discover dead body in shed
June 19, 2007
After a complaint of a foul smell, police found a body inside a shed on a rental property on the 1200 block of Louisiana Street.
6News video: Douglas County Corrections could face budget deficit
June 19, 2007
In a worse-case scenario, Douglas County Corrections would face a budget deficit of $130,000 just a year from now if the department doesn’t receive more funding from the state.
6Sports video: KU’s Arthur looking to step up for his sophomore season
June 19, 2007
With Julian Wright headed to the NBA, it’s time for sophomore Darrell Arthur to contend for a starting spot in Bill Self’s lineup.
6Sports video: T-Bones beaten by Calgary Vipers
June 19, 2007
The Kansas City T-Bones were defeated by the Calgary Vipers Tuesday evening.
6News video: Lawrence School District looking to get rid of trans-fats
June 19, 2007
You can buy cookies, crackers, and chips - all made without artery-clogging trans-fats and now, the Lawrence School District is getting in on the game.
6News video: Juneteenth Celebration a bit hit in South Park
June 19, 2007
More than 600 children picked up educational and entertaining lessons this morning during the annual Juneteenth Celebration in South Park.
Prep Releford picks Jayhawks
Roeland Park Miege guard chooses Kansas over several Big 12 rivals
10:10 p.m., June 19, 2007 Updated 12:33 a.m. in print edition on C1
Roeland Park Miege star guard Travis Releford, who will be a senior this season, announced Tuesday evening his intention to play college basketball at Kansas University. Releford, the No. 66 ranked player in the Class of 2008 by Rivals.com and the No. 25 ranked prospect by Scout.com, is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who was also had scholarship offers on the table from Big 12 schools such as Missouri, Kansas State, Texas and Oklahoma.
$800M life science plan hatched
Operation’s benefit to entire state questioned
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
Kansas University Medical Center on Tuesday rallied support behind its $800 million, 10-year plan to become a major player in life sciences research and care, but a key lawmaker expressed dissatisfaction with the proposal. After listening to an hourlong presentation by KU officials, House Speaker Melvin Neufeld said the plan was too focused on the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Body near campus poses mystery to police
June 19, 2007
Lawrence police are investigating an unattended death near the Kansas University campus this afternoon after a someone discovered a body hanging inside a small outbuilding.”We found a small shed behind the residence, and there’s a body hanging in the shed. It’s obviously been there for a long time,” said Capt. Ray Urbanek.
6News Now: Juneteenth celebrations bring out the kids
June 19, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, more than 600 children participate in Juneteenth celebrations, and city leaders continue to wrangle with budget cuts.
P.O.V.’ marks 20 years of documentaries
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
For two decades, the PBS documentary series “P.O.V.” has been resolute about living up to its title - presenting films with a fiercely strong point of view. In turn, it receives its share of viewer feedback.
Search on for winner of buried car
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B3
The search begins this week for the winner of “Miss Belvedere,” the rusty 1957 Plymouth that was pulled last week from a leaky vault in downtown Tulsa after being buried for a half-century.
Club trades tradition for technology
Instant replay to make Wimbledon debut Monday
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C6
Host since 1877 to one of the most tradition-laden of sporting events, from the grass courts to the all-white attire, the All England Lawn Tennis Club has been doing its best lately to keep up with the changing times.
McCann’s father knows best
Dad helps son bust slump; Schilling schelled
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C4
Brian McCann was in a slump. He knew where to turn.
Perez finds way to win
Royals pitcher avoids Pujols, gets rare victory
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
Pitching around Albert Pujols was crucial to Odalis Perez ending his struggles. Perez won for only the second time in 10 starts, and the Kansas City Royals took advantage of mistakes by Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright in a 5-3 victory over St. Louis on Monday night.
Lakers’ coach optimistic about Bryant
Jackson says he thinks Kobe ‘will be a Laker next October when training camp opens’
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
While recovering from hip surgery at home, Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson weighed in Monday on the latest movement in the Kobe Bryant ordeal, sounding a positive note for Bryant’s future with the troubled team.
White House promises aid to Palestinians
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
The Bush administration promised direct financial aid Monday to a new West Bank-based Palestinian government that is amenable to peace with Israel, while offering indirect humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza following the territory’s takeover by the militant Hamas organization.
Censured physician owns LMH building
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B4
A physician who has been publicly censured by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts owns the building that houses Lawrence Memorial Hospital South, officials said Monday. Dr. Howard Ellis, a Lenexa obstetrician-gynecologist, was accused of malpractice and using falsified records.
Boyda: Time to tell Bush no more war
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B4
U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda on Monday criticized President Bush’s handling of the war in Iraq, and touted a record $6.7 billion appropriations bill for medical services for veterans.
Early wheat harvest grim
More than one-third of Kansas crop poor to very poor
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C8
Sodden wheat lies flat in fields across southern Kansas. Insurance companies are writing off acreage as total losses. Test weights for the few truckloads of grain straggling into area elevators are awful. And it is still sprinkling.
Why is Russia so insecure?
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B7
If Russia is back, why does the Kremlin still seem so insecure? The economy has steadily grown. President Vladimir Putin remains immensely popular, we are told, and the nation’s influence abroad has been restored.
Thompson awaits audition as leading man
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
The race for the Republican presidential nomination has reached a potential turning point. The irony is that the fates of the professional politicians who began their campaigns historically early last year may well depend on a reluctant combatant getting into the race about the time candidates would if this were a typical election cycle.
Protective gear recommended for kids with ‘Heelys’
June 19, 2007 in print edition on D2
Maybe you’ve seen them zipping around malls or on suburban sidewalks - kids on roller shoes, the footwear with a wheel in the heel.
Self-talk’ can temper angry, self-destructive thinking
June 19, 2007 in print edition on D1
Q: Dear Dr. Wes and John: I need help with my anger. I am going to a therapist. What do I do?
Today’s teens overlook lawn care as summer job prospect
June 19, 2007 in print edition on D2
Meet Corey Welk - lawn boy 2.0, complete with gear: He owns two different ride-on mowers. Two weed whackers. A leaf blower. Two snow blowers for wintertime. He even borrows Dad’s backhoe to remove bushes.
Lebanese troops resume bombardment of militants in Palestinian refugee camp
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
Fierce fighting erupted Monday at a besieged Palestinian refugee camp as Lebanese troops resumed bombardment of al-Qaida-inspired militants barricaded inside. Three Lebanese soldiers were killed, a senior military official said.
Woodling: ‘YMCA’ belongs at the ‘K’
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
You may have missed it, but the Kansas City Royals are looking for a signature seventh-inning stretch sing-a-long. Several other major-league baseball clubs augment the traditional “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” with a variety of ditties that capture the fancy of their fans.
Pace says he didn’t want to abandon soldiers on battlefield by retiring
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A5
Marine Gen. Peter Pace, the United States’ top military officer, told superiors last month that he would not retire voluntarily, forcing the Bush administration to make a public declaration two weeks ago that it had decided to replace Pace as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Generous spirit
Lawrence boy’s fundraising garners national recognition
June 19, 2007 in print edition on D1
When the advertisement arrived in the mail, one photo caught Conor Hiatt’s eye: the picture of a big, hairy, horned water buffalo.
Brownback launches 4-day Iowa bus tour
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
Republican presidential hopeful Sam Brownback is playing to the sensibilities of Iowans who expect a firsthand look at candidates vying for the White House.
Teacher contract talks moving to salaries
Issues including planning time set stage for monetary negotiations
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
School district and Lawrence Education Association negotiators are clearing the way to discuss money as contract talks ramp up. “I would anticipate that next week we’ll be in a position to agree or agree not to agree,” said Kim Bodensteiner, an administrator and member of the district’s negotiating team.
5 dead in Texas flooding
June 19, 2007
Torrential overnight rainfall flooded a handful of North Texas towns Monday, killing at least five people and stranding residents and their pets on the roofs of their homes.
Additional storm sirens sought as population grows
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
As Douglas County’s population grows, so does its need for storm sirens. Commissioners discussed a request Monday for three new sirens costing $20,000 each. The request will be included in the county’s 2008 budget proposal when it is presented to commissioners later this month, said Teri Smith, interim director of Douglas County Emergency Management.
Rose gets 10-year sentence
Victims, their relatives question if punishment is adequate
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
Knowing that her brother lived his life with no regrets gives Maria Gonzalez and her family comfort when she thinks of the apartment fire that took his life. It is that same thought that she hopes will ease her pain in the days following the sentencing of the man convicted of setting Boardwalk Apartments on fire in October 2005.
Move over, soccer: Argentina boasts new stars
Cabrera, Ginobili hailed in home country
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
No longer just a soccer power, the championship playing field is getting more crowded all the time in Argentina. First it was Manu Ginobili and his third NBA crown splashed across the front pages. Now it’s golfer Angel Cabrera winning the U.S. Open.
LMH success
A successful capital campaign will help fund improvements that will prepare Lawrence Memorial Hospital to meet the community’s growing health care needs.
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
Lawrence Memorial Hospital officials will host a gathering Friday to recognize and thank approximately 1,300 individuals who have made contributions to the hospital’s $45 million expansion project.
Horoscopes
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Tuesday, June 19
Tax rebate would revitalize
Plan would encourage improvements in neighborhoods, downtown
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
For property owners in downtown Lawrence and five of the city’s older neighborhoods, soon the check really may be in the mail. And the check may be coming from an unlikely source: the tax man.
Nominations open for committees
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C8
The Farm Service Agency is accepting nominations for farmers and ranchers as candidates for the agency’s county committees.
Mormon issue
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Apparently Mitt Romney’s being a Mormon was the least of his problems among the self-proclaimed pro-life folks in Kansas City this past week, but the coverage of that event reminded me of the difficulty that his religion seems to be for him among the voters he seeks to attract.
Bruce to return to Baylor
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
Baylor guard Aaron Bruce has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return for his senior season.
Police bust global pedophile ring
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
A team of international investigators infiltrated an Internet chat room used by pedophiles who streamed live videos of children being raped, rescuing 31 children and identifying more than 700 suspects worldwide.
Cowboys’ Curry to stay in draft
Guard will return to school only if he’s not selected
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
Guard JamesOn Curry announced Monday that he would skip his senior season at Oklahoma State and remain eligible for the NBA Draft.
America’s got spinning plates, at least
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
If you don’t believe that the summer onslaught of “talent” shows are the reincarnation of the old TV variety show, then you didn’t see last week’s installment of “America’s Got Talent” (7 p.m., NBC).
L.A. not so bad after all
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B7
It used to be that Los Angelenos were much too cool to express outright pride in their city, feeling that boosterism is for yahoos from the Midwest, but when I was there last week I got an earful about what a good place it is from friends who never said anything like that to me before.
2 schools ban kissing, hand-holding on campus
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
Two high schools in Mumbai have banned pupils from holding hands, kissing or touching on campus, warning that they will face disciplinary action if caught, officials said Monday.
School district loses another HR director
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
The new human resources director for Kansas City schools has failed to show up for his job, the fourth personnel leader the district has hired, or planned to hire, since last fall. Michael Ford, who was introduced to the public at a board meeting in May, didn’t come to work as expected more than a week ago, district officials said.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
Twenty-seven groups went before the City Commission asking for shares of the city’s expected $690,000 in federal revenue-sharing funds. Demand was expected to exceed supply by at least 100 percent.
Vilma Espin, wife of Raul Castro, dies at 77
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
Vilma Espin Guillois, the wife of acting President Raul Castro and one of the communist nation’s most politically powerful women, died Monday, the Cuban government announced. She was 77. Espin died Monday afternoon after “the long illness she was afflicted with” worsened in recent weeks, according to Cuban state television.
Honesty lauded
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Food from Rusty’s then Checkers has been served at my table since 1953. After reading the article about how caring, kind and courteous Jim Lewis and his employees are, I am compelled to write about my experience on Friday, June 8.
Civilians bear burden of spike in violence
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
More than 100 people, including militants, civilians and police, have been killed in three days of fierce clashes between NATO and the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Monday.
Governor reappoints engineer to board
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C8
Cecil Kingsley, Lawrence, has been reappointed to serve a four-year term on the State Board of Technical Professions.
Soaring senior
Stewart always willing to participate in impromptu dunk drills at camp
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
Rodrick Stewart isn’t afraid to attempt slam dunks with high degrees of difficulty. “I’m the guy on the team who will always try any dunk. Like if a little kid asks me to try a behind-the-back dunk, I’ll do it. It’s something me and coach Self always joke around about, how I miss a lot of dunks,” Stewart, Kansas University’s senior guard from Seattle, said with a big grin.
KU athletes set record for grades: 3.02 GPA
Football squad sets its own mark with 2.69 GPA
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C3
A total of 247 student-athletes, representing 61 percent of Kansas University student-athletes, earned spots on the Athletics Directors’ Honor Roll with grade-point averages of 3.0 or better during the spring semester, KU officials announced Monday. In all, 36 achieved perfect 4.0 GPAs.
Commodities
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C8
Grain futures decreased while soybean futures finished higher Monday. Wheat for July delivery fell 5 1/2 cents to $6.01 a bushel; July corn fell 3 cents to $4.16 a bushel; July oats fell 3 cents to $2.89 a bushel; July soybeans rose 8 cents to $8.55 1/4 a bushel.
Fort Riley soldier killed in Afghanistan
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
A Fort Riley soldier was killed in Afghanistan when his vehicle was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, the Army said Monday.
Greensburg rubble yields time capsule
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B3
School officials here are trying to figure out what to do with a small time capsule found earlier this month as workers were demolishing the town’s high school, severely damaged in the May 4 tornado that destroyed most of the town.
Missouri man sentenced for stealing semi of meat
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B4
A Missouri man was sentenced Monday to 10 months in prison for stealing a semitrailer full of meat in Omaha and trying to sell it in Kansas City, Mo.
Gallardo ‘cool’ in debut
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C4
Yovani Gallardo only heard his teammates say “good job” as he left the mound in the seventh to end his major-league debut.
Irvine dispatches Fullerton in 13
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C6
Longtime friends Dave Serrano and George Horton shared an embrace moments after UC Irvine had beaten Cal State Fullerton 5-4 in the longest game in College World Series history Monday.
Barak confirmed as new Israeli defense minister
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
Israel’s parliament on Monday confirmed the appointment of Ehud Barak as defense minister, consolidating the political comeback of the former prime minister at a time of heightened security concerns on Israel’s southern and northern borders.
TE Biere commits to Kansas
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C3
Tim Biere, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound senior tight end from Westside High in Omaha, Neb., has committed orally to Kansas University’s football team.
No injuries reported after earthquake
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
An earthquake shook Iran’s central desert Monday evening, sending people in the holy city of Qom pouring into the streets in fear, but no injuries or major damage were reported, residents and state television said.
Park weeds
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Tonight, our city commissioners will decide whether to pour more poisonous herbicides on the places where our children tumble, crawl, and play tag and catch. According to the parks and recreation staff, it will cost an additional $58,600 to hire people to weed or cut grasses around poles and fences.
Obama calls campaign memo a ‘dumb mistake’
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A5
Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama on Monday disavowed a memo criticizing rival Hillary Rodham Clinton’s financial ties to India, blaming his campaign staff for a “dumb mistake.”
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 19, 1907: “Dr. F.H. Snow of the university and a party of entomologists have left here for Patagonia, Ariz., to collect insect specimens for the university museum.
U.S. ready to negotiate treaty on cluster bombs
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
U.S. officials said Monday they are willing to negotiate a treaty on the use of cluster bombs, reversing their position that no new agreement on the weapon was necessary.
Lawrence Datebook
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Perlozzo canned as Orioles’ skipper
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C5
Four men have tried. No one has succeeded. Is anyone out there capable of having a winning season as manager of the Baltimore Orioles?
Coalition troops push into Iraqi insurgent strongholds
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
In the early morning darkness of Monday, Shiite militiamen fired machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades at oncoming U.S. and British troops, who responded by overwhelming the attackers with gunfire and airstrikes that left at least 20 people dead, the U.S. military said.
Proposed weapons plant could save $100M annually
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
The National Nuclear Security Administration’s plan to replace its Kansas City facility could result in $100 million in annual savings, an agency official said Monday.
On the record
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
A 29-year-old Lawrence man was arrested at 5:20 a.m. Sunday outside the HyVee at 3504 Clinton Parkway for reportedly running naked through the parking lot. Police found the man hiding behind some bushes on the west side of the building.
Owners, captain of sunken cruise ship fined
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
The owners, operator and captain of a cruise ship that hit the rocks off the island Santorini and sank were fined a total of $1.57 million Monday for polluting the Aegean Sea. The Sea Diamond leaked an estimated 300 tons of fuel into the sea since sinking off the island two months ago.
KU center offers seminars Friday
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C8
The Kansas University Small Business Development Center will present two seminars Friday: one for people interested in starting or growing a small business, and the other offering information about financial software.
County hires former city planning director
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
The former planning director for the city of Lawrence has been hired to work full time for Douglas County. At the request of County Administrator Craig Weinaug, Linda Finger was appointed by county commissioners Monday to fill the new position of planning resource official.
Meals event
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The Meals On Wheels board of directors and staff would like to thank the Lawrence community for its help in making our third annual “Enjoy Spring” fundraiser at Abe and Jake’s a great success!
Four from Lawrence on energy council
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has appointed three Lawrence residents and reappointed another one to serve four-year terms on the Kansas Energy Council.
Lawmaker faces suit for assault
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
An anti-abortion leader is suing a legislator who was fined for assaulting him while he was protesting in a cockroach costume during last year’s Kansas State Fair. Troy Newman, president of the Wichita-based anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, alleges Rep. Vaughn Flora, D-Topeka, violated his free speech rights.
Trial set for suspect in downtown melee
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Douglas County District Court judge Monday set a trial date for a man involved in a March disturbance in downtown Lawrence.
Fire chief defends response time
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
In the middle of sentencing Jason Allen Rose to prison Monday, District Judge Jack Murphy pointed a finger at the fire department, raising questions about its response to one of the worst fires in Lawrence history.
Man who tortured ex-colleague gets prison
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man who dressed in firefighter’s gear to bluff his way into a co-worker’s apartment on Halloween night and then sexually tortured her over 13 hours was sentenced Monday to 20 years to life in prison.
Mayor: 2 firefighters killed battling store fire
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
At least two firefighters died battling a blaze at a furniture store and several other rescuers were missing, Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley said early today. “This is a tragic matter,” he said.
Support for candidate goes through the roof
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
One Lawrence man believes the national media are ignoring his presidential candidate of choice. So for a few days he’s using a neighborhood rooftop to drum up support for Republican Congressman Ron Paul, of Texas.
Hot fuel’ drives up motorist spending
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
It’s not just increased demand that sends summertime gasoline prices soaring. It’s also the increased temperature. As the temperature rises, liquid gasoline expands and the amount of energy in each gallon drops.
Judge: Disbarred prosecutor must leave office immediately
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
Duke University has reached an undisclosed financial settlement with three former lacrosse players falsely accused of rape, while a judge said late Monday he would order the disbarred prosecutor to leave office immediately.
Fort Dix plot suspect may be a threat to FBI
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
Drawings found in the prison cell of a man suspected of plotting to attack Fort Dix suggest that he wants to seek revenge against FBI agents and should remain in custody, prosecutors said Monday.
Securities arbitration study finds flaws
June 19, 2007 in print edition on C8
If you have a beef with your broker and you go to arbitration, you’ll be less likely to win. And if you do come out a victor, the amount you recover won’t be nearly as much as you wanted, according to an analysis of about 14,000 New York Stock Exchange and National Association of Securities Dealers arbitration cases.
Woman arrested topless accepts settlement
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
A woman arrested for exposing her breasts has accepted a $29,000 settlement from the city, her lawyer said.
Romney accepts apology from Brownback on e-mail
June 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he accepted an apology Monday from GOP rival Sam Brownback for an e-mail disparaging his Mormon religion that a campaign aide sent to Iowa GOP leaders.
Woman, 9 months pregnant, missing
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
A pregnant woman vanished from her home, leaving behind broken furniture, a pool of bleach on the floor and just one witness - a 2-year-old son who told police, “Mommy’s crying … Mommy’s in the rug.”
Abbas tells Bush time is ripe for peace talks
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, emboldened by an outpouring of international support in his showdown with Hamas militants, on Monday told a receptive President Bush that it was time to restart Mideast peace talks.
Student impostors get a ‘D’ for deception
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A8
When David Vanegas was going to Rice University in Houston, school officials say, he gravitated to large lecture classes where he wouldn’t stand out. At mealtimes, he never had his ID card and relied on friends to let him into the dining hall. In the evenings, he persuaded students to let him stay overnight in their dorm rooms.
State department faulted for delays in passport processing
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A5
The State Department did not head off a massive backlog of passport applications before this summer’s peak travel season, despite warnings as early as November that demand was running far higher than expected, congressional investigators said Monday.
People in the news
June 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Julia Roberts gives birth to third child, publicist says¢ Academy adds to list of Oscar voters¢ Ringo ringtones, song catalog soon to be available online¢ Michael Jackson settles $48M lawsuit as trial start nears¢ ‘Two and a Half Men’ star marries TV Guide Channel host