Archive for Wednesday, June 20, 2007

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Polls
What should City Hall do to deal with its budget shortfall?

Poll results

Response Percent
Cut services
 
60%
Raise sales taxes
 
22%
Raise property taxes
 
13%
Undecided
 
4%
Total 342
How do you get your vitamins?

Poll results

Response Percent
A well-balanced diet
 
38%
Take a multi-vitamin
 
35%
I don’t worry about my vitamins
 
20%
Vitamin drinks
 
5%
Total 102
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
11:05 a.m.
Online chat
Chat about expanding tech education in the Lawrence school district.
June 20, 2007
Deputy Superintendent Bruce Passman and Tech Ed Specialist Patrick Kelley will be in for an online chat about the expanding tech ed program and JCCC's partnership with the district.
1:00 p.m.
City commissioners Tuesday evening admitted they violated parts of the state's open meetings law by holding a closed-door executive session to discuss economic development incentives for a local company. City Hall is shown here in this file photo. City’s budget outlook worsens
June 20, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The prospect of a 2008 tax rate increase for Lawrence residents became a bit more likely after city commissioners Tuesday learned additional details about the city’s budget woes. Commissioners were told that a preliminary analysis found it would take about a 1 mill increase in the city’s property tax rate to maintain existing city services.
4:00 p.m.
Think about your drink
June 20, 2007 in print edition on 1D
Ann Chapman recently was at the home of a relative who was serving Diet Coke Plus, the new vitamin-fortified sibling of the traditional diet cola. Chapman had no trouble telling her host what she thought of the product. “It’s just bogus as far as I’m concerned,” she says.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas Department of Transportation information specialist Stan Whitley, left, and KDOT area engineer Hugh Bogle, right, review a map of the planned four-lane U.S. 59 freeway to rural Ottawa residents Mike Bealmer, left of center and Robert Smith, right of center. Representatives from KDOT, Franklin and Douglas counties held a ground-breaking ceremony north of Ottawa Wednesday to recognize work beginning on the construction of the four-lane U.S. 59 freeway between Ottawa and Lawrence. The estimated completion date is 2011 and the cost at $185.4 million.. End of the road for ‘silent killer’
June 21, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The end is in sight for a highway some call “the silent killer.” At a rural intersection three miles north of Ottawa, ground was broken Wednesday to mark the start of construction on a new U.S. Highway 59.

All stories

6Sports video: Two more ‘Hawks sign with professional teams
June 20, 2007
A month ago, he was shagging fly balls for the Kansas Jayhawks at Hoglund Ballpark and now he’s a part of the Texas Rangers baseball organization.
6Sports video: Jayhawks land first recruit for class of 2008
June 20, 2007
Bill Self picked up his first recruit from the class of 2008 after Bishop Miege senior-to-be Travis Releford verbally committed to the Jayhawks Tuesday evening.
6News video: Lawrence schools make top scores
June 20, 2007
Kansas has a number of school districts that are achieving a high level of efficiency - says a new study by Standard and Poor’s that measures student achievement and school spending.
6News video: Local fire draws crews from area townships
June 20, 2007
Fire erupts tonight in a home north of Lawrence, setting off thousands of rounds of ammunition.
6News video: Tonganoxie finds solution to bridge dilemma
June 20, 2007
It’s been a weighty issue for the city of Tonganoxie, but leaders say they’ve found a pleasant solution for the Pleasant Street bridge.
6News video: Dole Institute recognizes high school scholars
June 20, 2007
Paying for college at several schools in Kansas just got a little easier for some soon-to-be freshmen.
6News video: LMH CEO Meyer gets $100,000 pay raise
June 20, 2007
One Lawrence business leader receives a $100,000 pay raise today.
6News video: Extra dirt from football additions used elsewhere
June 20, 2007
Clay that supported KU graduates for centuries is making its way across town for a new task.
6News video: City looking at plans to improve homeless shelters
June 20, 2007
Leaders in the Lawrence community lay out plans to improve housing for the local homeless.
6News video: Local crop artist’s latest work ready for premier
June 20, 2007
National pollinator week is coming up and world famous crop artist Stan Herd is helping raise awareness with his latest work.
6News video: Deadly road finally gets much needed improvements
June 20, 2007
Safer travel between Lawrence and Ottawa is officially on the way as ground-breaking ceremony today kicked off construction of 18 new miles of road, that will eventually become Highway 59.
6Sports video: Miles trying to play his way back in NBA
June 20, 2007
Former Jayhawks guard Aaron Miles was a part of the camp pick-up game last week, but thanks to a mini-camp with the Milwaukee Bucks, the Portland, Ore., native missed out on today’s contest at the Horjesi Center.
6News video: Coroners begin attempt to identify found body
June 20, 2007
The Douglas County coroner began the process of attempting to identify a body found Tuesday in a shed behind a home near the KU campus.
6News video: Lawrence police catch accused serial rapist
June 20, 2007
Lawrence police crack a cold case, catching an accused serial rapist in Sacramento, Calif.
6News Now: Long-delayed U.S. 59 project gets underway
June 20, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, construction begins on U.S. 59 between Lawrence and Ottawa, and city commissioners will speak with advocates for homeless issues.
6News video: City Commissioners hesitant to spend more for pesticide-free park program
10:08 a.m., June 20, 2007 Updated 10:07 a.m.
Tonight, Commissioners considered a plan to expand the pesticide-free parks program.
Local thrower dominates field
June 20, 2007
Competing in his first Amateur Athletic Union state track meet held in Manhattan June 8-9, 13-year-old Blake Hocking wasn’t sure how well he would perform.
Coyotes’ big first inning helps corral Colts
June 20, 2007
The 12U Coyotes used a six-run first inning to kick start the offense on their way to a 19-7 victory over the Colts in DCABA action on Saturday at 4-H Fields.
Pump patrol
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.85 at several locations.
Cards stymie Royals
Thompson makes unexpected start, shuts down K.C.
June 20, 2007 in print edition on C1
Short notice brought out Brad Thompson’s best. The first-year starter worked seven strong innings a day ahead of schedule and three days after a two-inning relief stint, leading the pitching-starved St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
Furniture store blaze kills 9 firefighters
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
Firefighters huddled in prayer Tuesday near tiny, white crosses in front of the smoldering remains of a furniture superstore where nine of their colleagues were killed. For some, it was all they could do - they were too raw to talk about the nation’s biggest loss of firefighters since Sept. 11.
Flood-control ditch needs $6M in repairs
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B12
The Big Ditch, which protects a large section of Wichita from flood damage, has suffered erosion damage and needs millions of dollars in repairs, city and federal officials say.
Catchers fill many roles on the diamond
June 20, 2007
In team sports, each position holds its own importance. Each ties into what makes the game function as a unit. Each player has the responsibility of his position, and when it all comes together, the game takes true form.
Tribes face challenge of commercial casinos
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B5
The four American Indian tribes that run casinos in Kansas are discussing ways to respond to competition if state-owned gaming complexes open in a few years.
Zucchini nutritious, versatile for dinner dishes
June 20, 2007 in print edition on D3
Q: Is fresh zucchini nutritious? A: Although not considered a nutritional powerhouse, zucchini does offer some key nutrients.
78 killed in Baghdad mosque bombing
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A7
A truck bomber attacked a revered Shiite shrine in the heart of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 78 people and wounding more than 200 in a resumption of Iraq’s relentless sectarian slaughter. The mosque’s turquoise dome survived, but the blast buried some worshippers and badly burned others.
Waning unions try coercion
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B11
Democracy is rule by persuasion, but the unpersuasive often try to coerce the unpersuaded. Recent days have provided two illustrations of this tendency, both of them pertaining to labor unions, whose decades of declining membership testify to their waning power to convince workers that unions add more value to workers’ lives than they subtract.
Bus breakthrough?
Perhaps changes in the Kansas University bus system will open the door to increased cooperation or even a merger with the city’s T.
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B10
New buses and a new contract to operate those buses for Kansas University would seem to open up great new opportunities for cooperation between the KU bus system and the Lawrence Transit System.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B10
Incumbent John Solbach, D-Lawrence, filed for a third term in the Kansas House’s 45th District. Solbach, 34, an attorney, had first been elected in 1978 and was re-elected in 1980.
Lawrence High School Honor Roll
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B7
Lawrence High School has announced its second semester 2006-2007 honor rolls. To be eligible for the honor roll, a student must obtain a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for the semester with at least five classes taken for a letter grade; four must be taken at LHS.
Commentary: Privacy may be issue for Daddy Tiger
June 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
Perhaps the most famous photo of Jack Nicklaus as a father came from the 1973 PGA Championship. He had just completed a 68 in the second round at Canterbury when 4-year-old Gary, the fourth of his five children, ran onto the green and into his arms. Nicklaus walked off the 18th green clutching his son with one hand and his putter with the other.
Theus headed to Sacramento
June 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Sacramento Kings reached an agreement in principle Tuesday with Reggie Theus to become their new coach. The club plans to introduce Theus, the New Mexico State coach and a former Kings player, at a news conference today.
Corrections program faces fund woes
Shortfall for supervisors of released criminal offenders a potential ‘nightmare’ for community
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
A community corrections program faces a budget shortfall that could affect services for criminals, and the program’s director may turn to the county for financial help for the first time. Ron Stegall, who oversees Douglas County Community Corrections, said the program could face a budget deficit of more than $100,000 in the upcoming fiscal year.
Founding father’s methods blossom in modern gardens
June 20, 2007 in print edition on D1
When I found myself in central Virginia last week, I did what any red-blooded American vegetable gardener would do: I took the Monticello garden tour. While most people think of Thomas Jefferson as the author of the Declaration of Independence, vegetable gardeners know him for his contributions to organic gardening and to garden design.
Indiana football coach dies at 59
Brain tumor complications claim life of Hoosiers’ Hoeppner
June 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
Terry Hoeppner won nine games as Indiana’s coach, but he will always be remembered as the program’s rock. The man hired to revive Indiana’s foundering football program in 2004 - and had a 3-ton limestone boulder placed in the north end zone of Memorial Stadium - died of complications of a brain tumor Tuesday morning at Bloomington Hospital with his family at his side. He was 59.
Hundreds stuck in rank tunnel
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
Trapped by Israeli tanks and Hamas gunmen, hundreds of terrified Palestinians holed up Tuesday in a stench-filled concrete tunnel at a border crossing, desperate to flee the Islamic militants now ruling the Gaza Strip.
Police investigating dead body found near KU campus
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s a mystery. Lawrence police are investigating an unattended death near the Kansas University campus after a resident discovered a body hanging inside a small outbuilding Tuesday afternoon. “It’s obviously been there for a long time,” said Capt. Ray Urbanek.
Keegan: Jayhawk has fierce genes
June 20, 2007 in print edition on C1
Zale-Graziano. Ali-Frazier. Leonard-Duran. Bowe-Holyfield. Gatti-Ward. Derek Boogaard vs. any poor undersized, overmatched tomato can on skates. Don’t believe Boogaard deserves to be ranked with those pugilists? Type “Derek Boogaard compilation” in the search box on YouTube.com. It’s 4 minutes and 4 seconds of highlights of the Minnesota Wild hockey player’s greatest moments.
City’s budget outlook worsens
Property tax increase may be necessary to maintain current service levels
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
The prospect of a 2008 tax rate increase for Lawrence residents became a bit more likely after city commissioners Tuesday learned additional details about the city’s budget woes. Commissioners were told that a preliminary analysis found it would take about a 1 mill increase in the city’s property tax rate to maintain existing city services.
Over time, hitters learn to hang in there
June 20, 2007
Don’t rub it. That’s what a baseball player usually hears - after the thud of the tightly woven leather ball bouncing off his body - when he gets hit by a pitch.
Vatican: Thou shalt not engage in road rage
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Vatican on Tuesday issued a “Ten Commandments” for motorists, warning drivers against the sins of road rage, abuse of alcohol or even simple rudeness. The unusual document from the Vatican’s office for migrants and itinerant people also warned that automobiles can be “an occasion of sin” - particularly when used to make a dangerous passing maneuver or when used by prostitutes and their clients.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ features taste of Argentine
June 20, 2007 in print edition on D2
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Argentine Asado.” Host Jayni Carey and her guests, Bob and Sandra Schumm, will prepare the following recipes: Chimichurri Sauce, Ensalade Criolla (Tomato and Pepper Salad), Acelgas con Piñones (Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts), Beef Empanadas and Dulce de Leche.
Cheese really can be part of a healthy diet
June 20, 2007 in print edition on D2
Good news if you love cheese - you don’t need to resort to rubbery fat-free varieties to maintain your healthy diet. As with so many foods, fat equals flavor in cheese. It also gives it a creamy texture and ability to melt. But not all cheeses are equal.
Horoscopes
June 20, 2007 in print edition on D5
Those with birthdays today: This year life takes some swift turns, and you might be surprised or even jolted.
Free State High School Honor Roll
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B6
Free State High School has announced its second semester 2006-2007 honor rolls. To be eligible for the honor roll, a student must obtain a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for the semester with at least five classes taken for a letter grade; four must be taken at FSHS.
China to build highway on Mount Everest
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
China will start building a highway on 29,000-feet-high Mount Everest next week, the Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday.
Oklahoma tribe plans casino on border
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B5
The success of a small casino connected to a travel plaza near the Oklahoma-Kansas border has sparked plans for a new full-scale casino nearby, development authorities of the Otoe-Missouria tribe said.
Palestinians need new options for peace
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B10
At least three scenarios peer through the internecine fog of the Palestinian imbroglio, which last week edged dangerously close to a civil war: reconciliation, co-existence and conflict.
Woman suspected of selling babies arrested
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
Chinese police have cracked down on a baby-trading ring, arresting a woman suspected of organizing the criminal group and selling 118 babies in 2003, a Chinese newspaper said Tuesday.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B10
A woman riding a bus between St. Louis and Seattle, and bound for a stop in Lawrence, began shooting as the bus pulled into Kansas City and four were wounded.
Some Boeing workers decertify union
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B5
Technical workers at The Boeing Co.’s Integrated Defense Systems plant in Wichita voted Tuesday to decertify their union, immediately ending representation for about 900 employees.
Fort Riley reports four soldier deaths in Mideast
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A7
Three Fort Riley soldiers serving in Afghanistan and one serving in Iraq have died of wounds they suffered in weekend bombings, the Army said Tuesday.
Empty shelves
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: In light of the recent editorial about Just Food, it may be helpful to offer some clarification. Just Food, rather than a new agency, is a new partnership of four existing Lawrence agencies: ECKAN, Salvation Army, Pelathe and Trinity Interfaith pantries.
EU body rules on use of vodka label
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
If it isn’t distilled from grains or potatoes, it really isn’t vodka, the European Parliament decided Tuesday.
K.C. mayor says no to free car
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B3
Mayor Mark Funkhouser decided not to accept the free use of a car after controversy erupted over the deal last week, the mayor’s office said Tuesday. Honda of Tiffany Springs offered the mayor free use of a Honda Civic hybrid car until the end of his term in office.
Focusing on diminutive digitals
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B8
One of consumers’ biggest beefs with small digital cameras is shutter lag - the delay between when the shutter is pressed and when the camera responds by making an image, according to Consumer Reports readers who responded to an online survey. A long lapse can allow a subject to move before the camera can capture it.
Nation’s Episcopal leader urges calm
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B3
Once riven by debates about candles, the Episcopal Church can survive and thrive in the United States despite turmoil over support for gays, the denomination’s national leader told a Kansas audience.
North Korea launches short-range missile
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
North Korea launched a short-range missile toward the Sea of Japan on Tuesday for the third time in 45 days, NHK TV reported, citing sources in the Japanese government. The launch took place at 3 p.m. local time, the Japanese channel said. South Korea’s Yonhap agency confirmed the report. Yonhap said the missile was not ballistic.
Get an up-close view of Konza wildflowers
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B3
Take in the beautiful wildflowers on the Konza Prairie near Manhattan with Mike Haddock, author of “Wildflowers & Grasses of Kansas,” beginning tonight on “River City Weekly.”
Ambassador seeks political progress in Iraq
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B10
Twenty-five years ago, a young American Foreign Service officer named Ryan Crocker was dealing with sectarian militias and suicide bombers in Lebanon. Today, as U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Crocker is confronting a mess that makes Lebanon look simple by comparison.
County spared in office closures
Eight locations across Kansas to be shuttered in consolidation
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B8
Douglas County farmers won’t need to reprogram their phones, change their address books or learn new routes to the office that dispenses their loan-deficiency payments and administers other agricultural programs on their behalf.
Book sorts out seafood for shoppers
June 20, 2007 in print edition on D1
Do you know your blowfish from your bluefish? How about your smelt from your snook?
Genes can be hidden on paternal side of family
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
A deadly gene’s path can hide in a family tree when a woman has few aunts and older sisters, making it appear that her breast cancer struck out of nowhere when it really came from Dad.
Adoption needs
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: Having read the article in Sunday’s paper about the couple who adopted the triplets from Ethiopia I found myself with mixed feelings.
Carter says U.S. dividing Palestinians
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
Former President Jimmy Carter accused the U.S., Israel and the European Union on Tuesday of seeking to divide the Palestinian people by reopening aid to President Mahmoud Abbas’ new government in the West Bank while denying the same to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
Judge says suspect competent to face trial for murder
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
Despite questions about his mental health, a Topeka man is competent to stand trial for the 1989 stabbing of a woman outside a community center, a Shawnee County district judge has ruled.
Canadian crook’s career takes hairpin turn
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A4
The gem was hidden in the wall of Granny’s home. When the police found it, they promoted Danny Blanchard from very clever accused con man and ATM cash thief to alleged mastermind of an international jewel theft ring.
Cadbury to cut jobs, likely to sell drinks business
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
Cadbury Schweppes PLC said Tuesday it plans to close 15 percent of its candy factories by 2011, cutting about 7,500 jobs, and will likely sell the U.S. unit that makes 7-Up, Dr Pepper and Snapple soft drinks.
Archeologists find earliest gunshot victim
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
Peruvian archeologists have identified the earliest documented gunshot victim in the Americas, an Inca warrior who was shot by Spanish conquistadores in 1563 in the aftermath of a battle now known as the siege of Lima.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 19, 1907: “Police say they are not going to tolerate any detonating of firecrackers or fireworks before the morning of July 4 this year.
CornerBank honors service by ‘Santa’
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B8
CornerBank’s Community Cornerstone Award recipient for June is Larry Kline, a Navy veteran whose volunteer work includes visits to schools and retirement homes as Santa Claus.
Commodities
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B8
Grain and soybean futures tumbled Tuesday. Wheat for July delivery fell 20 cents to $5.81 a bushel; July corn fell 20 cents to $3.96 a bushel; July oats fell 16 3/4 cents to $2.72 1/4 a bushel; July soybeans fell 26 1/4 cents to $8.29 a bushel.
Sooners to play in Canada
June 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
Oklahoma announced plans Tuesday for its men’s basketball team to play exhibition games against four Canadian schools during a trip to Vancouver over Labor Day weekend.
Some say children today lost in Great Indoors
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A4
Linda Pelzman appreciates the beauty of the outdoor world, sometimes pulling her children into the yard to gaze at a full moon or peer into a dense fog. An educator and founder of a summer camp, she only wishes her enthusiasm was fully shared.
Smith to leave Nebraska
June 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
Mike Smith will leave Nebraska and transfer to a junior college for the 2007-08 season, coach Doc Sadler said Tuesday.
Autopsy inconclusive on cause of teen’s death
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
Autopsy results of a 15-year-old girl found dead Sunday in her mother’s home were inconclusive, an official said.
Bush, Olmert bolster Abbas
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
President Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sided emphatically Tuesday with a weakened Mahmoud Abbas, hoping extra money and warm words would give the moderate leader primacy over the Islamic militant Hamas in the newly divided Palestinian territories.
Baby found miles from missing woman’s home
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
A newborn girl was found in a basket on a doorstep 45 miles from where a pregnant woman vanished, authorities said Tuesday.
Lawrence Datebook
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Living history: Performers to take on roles of famous Kansans
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
Langston Hughes is back in Douglas County. The American poet and writer who spent most of his childhood in Lawrence will be portrayed by Charles Everett Pace, of Texarkana, Texas, as part of the Famous Kansans Chautauqua that begins this evening in Baldwin City on the Baker University campus.
Kansas jobless rate higher despite good economic signs
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B9
Officials still see plenty of good news about Kansas’ economy, but unemployment was slightly higher last month than in May 2006, the first time in at least 14 months the state has seen an over-the-year increase in the jobless rate.
Mayor registers as unaffiliated
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday switched his party status from Republican to unaffiliated, a stunning move certain to be seen as a prelude to an independent presidential bid that would upend the 2008 race.
Heels’ pitching finishes Cardinals
Irvine rallies for another extra-inning win
June 20, 2007 in print edition on C6
North Carolina is proving the adage that good pitching beats good hitting any day. The Tar Heels’ starters had been anything but good the last two weeks, and Louisville had the hottest hitting team in the NCAA Tournament.
Local students’ film plays at U.S. Capitol
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
Alexia Welch was surprised to learn that Lawrence High School was sharing student phone numbers and addresses with military recruiters.
Juneteenth a day for celebration, education
Boys and Girls Club marks day slavery was abolished in Texas
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
Smiles and laughter from children ages 4 to teenagers filled South Park on Tuesday morning. More than 600 students from the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club celebrated Juneteenth at the park.
Colorado wildfires force evacuations
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
White and yellow smoke billowed into the western Colorado sky Tuesday as firefighters battled three wildfires likely sparked by lightning that have burned more than 1,800 acres and forced evacuations of 90 homes.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
June 20, 2007 in print edition on C3
¢ Miles in Milwaukee: Former KU point guard Aaron Miles is in Milwaukee today working out with members of the Bucks. Miles next month will be playing for the San Antonio Spurs summer league team.
Santana a mystery to Mets
June 20, 2007 in print edition on C4
Johan Santana rarely has it this easy. The two-time Cy Young Award winner pitched a four-hitter - with only one strikeout - for his first shutout in nearly two years, and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of four early errors.
Do movies of the past decade make the cut?
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
Morgan Freeman hosts “AFI’s 100 Years … 100 Movies - 10th Anniversary Edition” (7 p.m., CBS). That’s right, a whole decade has passed since the first “AFI” list was selected and publicized. Over the years, we’ve seen these American Film Institute specials count down the 100 greatest films, stars, comedies, heroes and villains, best lines and the 100 best “Cheers,” which had something to do with feel-good movies.
Roofing firms accused of hiring illegal aliens
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B9
Two men who owned roofing companies in Missouri and Kansas have been charged with hiring illegal aliens, in some cases arranging for deported workers to be smuggled back into the United States, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Ex-BALCO prosecutor Ryan launches drug policy practice
Former U.S. attorney, fired by Bush administration, takes credit for ‘galvanizing’ steroids debate
June 20, 2007 in print edition on C6
Northern California’s top prosecutor will soon face another deadline on whether to indict Barry Bonds for perjury, drop the probe or ask a judge to extend the term of the grand jury investigating the case. When that day comes, the decision will no longer be Kevin Ryan’s.
Former teacher likely to plead in sex case
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
An arraignment scheduled Tuesday for a former Lawrence High School teacher accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student was continued in Douglas County District Court.
Tight budget puts squeeze on new city programs
Commissioners hesitant to spend more for pesticide-free parks, rental inspections
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B4
New projects had a difficult time of finding their way into the city’s 2008 budget Tuesday. Commissioners at their weekly meeting said they liked the idea of expanding the city’s pesticide-free parks program, but said they couldn’t support spending approximately $75,000 in 2008 to expand it to an additional 20 city parks.
Dean Smith to appear for former U.S. senator
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
Former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith plans to make his second trip to Lawrence this year in October.
Late bloomer rules boomers
Another city title in reach for Jim Hill
June 20, 2007 in print edition on C1
Even though Jim Hill has been around the game of golf since he started caddying at the Lawrence Country Club as a child in the 1950s, he said he didn’t start taking it seriously until he turned 50.
Identigen welcomes new board member
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B8
Identigen Ltd., an Ireland-based company with North American headquarters in Lawrence, announced Tuesday that biotech entrepreneur John Monahan had joined the company’s board of directors.
Panthers use big fifth to claw past Storm
June 20, 2007
Trailing by five runs after four innings, the Panthers rallied in the final three inning to defeat the Storm, 11-10, on Saturday at 4-H Fields.
Clinton spoofs ‘The Sopranos’ to unveil campaign theme song
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
The scene: A diner and a jukebox. A nostalgic song. A cut to black. It worked as a finale for “The Sopranos.” It now marks a new beginning for “The Clintons.” Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign on Tuesday unveiled its new campaign song with a Web video that spoofs the final scene of the popular HBO mobster series.
Think about your drink
Nutritionists question benefits of beverages enhanced by vitamins
June 20, 2007 in print edition on D1
Ann Chapman recently was at the home of a relative who was serving Diet Coke Plus, the new vitamin-fortified sibling of the traditional diet cola. Chapman had no trouble telling her host what she thought of the product. “It’s just bogus as far as I’m concerned,” she says.
No single error seen in capture of British sailors
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
No single error led to the capture of 15 sailors and marines by Iran in March, Britain’s defense chief said Tuesday, but he acknowledged the Defense Ministry was wrong to let them sell their stories to the media after their release.
Web cams to proctor online exams
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
The number of college students taking courses online is surging, creating a tough dilemma for educators who want to prevent cheating. Do you trust students to take an exam on their own computer from home or work, even though it may be easy to sneak a peek at the textbook?
People in the news
June 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ ‘Waitress’ star Keri Russell welcomes her first child¢ Judge who presided over Anna Nicole Smith case to resign¢ Radio station’s billboards removed after Spears complains
Commentary: Bonds era must end
Slugger holding back Giants’ future
June 20, 2007 in print edition on C5
As usual, when Brian Sabean says something aloud, the true audience seems to be Peter Magowan and Larry Baer. As usual, when Barry Bonds talks, the message is hard to decipher.
On the record
June 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence police were dispatched at 7:10 p.m. Monday after a report of someone throwing a burning object from a green Ford Escort in the drive-through lane at McDonald’s, 1309 W. Sixth St. The object landed on the wet pavement and was extinguished by the rain.