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Archive for Tuesday, June 26, 2007

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Polls
What do you think of a proposed bill to outlaw almost all late-term abortions in Kansas?

Poll results

Response Percent
I favor it
 
50%
I oppose it
 
45%
Undecided
 
4%
Total 373
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
An aerial view of the land surrounding Memorial Stadium on the campus of Kansas University shows the vastness of an ongoing construction project to erect a new football complex near the southwest corner of the stadium. Construction kicks off on football complex
June 25, 2007 in print edition on 4A
Dirt began flying and trucks rolled into the area south of Memorial Stadium on May 21, the morning after Kansas University commencement ceremonies. And they haven’t stopped yet. Now, the outline of a major construction project is emerging.
10:00 a.m.
Tom Bracciano, the Lawrence School District's operations and facilities director, leads a tour of South Junior High School. With August nearing, school officials are preparing plans just in case the school can't open in time for the fall semester. District learned lessons from first South opening
June 26, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence public school administrators don’t expect to repeat history with South Junior High School, 2734 La. When the school originally was constructed in 1968, work ran behind schedule, and for seven months students attended classes in McAllaster Elementary School and portable classrooms. McAllaster, which was at 15th Street and Barker Avenue, has since been torn down.
1:00 p.m.
MartinLogan Club members John Burke, left, of Chicago, and Ben Milne, Des Moines, Iowa, focus on some of the company's components during a tour of the company's campus in East Lawrence. About 25 club members finished their first National Get-Together by visiting the complex Monday. Audiophiles plug into town
June 26, 2007 in print edition on 10C
Albert Pujols has a pair. As do Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Isaak and Lenny Kravitz. But such A-list owners of MartinLogan Ltd. audio speakers don’t rate the VIP treatment afforded to Tom D’Acquisto and two dozen of his fellow audiophiles, who earned a tour of the company’s headquarters campus Monday in southeast Lawrence just because of who and what they are: plugged in.
4:00 p.m.
Lawrence High School junior Kati Wheatley, center, follows along with the bass section in a full orchestra rehearsal during the 2007 Kansas University Midwestern Music Camp Thursday afternoon at KU's Murphy Hall. Music students tend to be sharp
June 26, 2007 in print edition on 1D
Nick Chance says he can easily rattle off the names of 10 classmates who are both amazing musicians and “ridiculously smart.”
10:00 p.m.
Park could affect airport grants
June 26, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Concerns are rising in the city’s aviation community that a proposed 900-acre business park near the Lawrence Municipal Airport could hinder the city’s ability to attract millions in federal aviation grants.

All stories

6Sports video: KU track junior named to 2nd-team
June 26, 2007
KU junior Egor Agafonov was named a second-team academic all-american by CO-SIDA and ESPN the Magazine.
6News video: Wyandotte voters approve legalized gambling
June 26, 2007
Thanks to Wyandotte County voters legalized gambling hit the jackpot.
6Sports video: Raiders’ Sanders named to all-tourney team
June 26, 2007
Standing at 5‘4, Travis Sanders may be the shortest player on the Lawrence Raiders’ roster, but he also may have the biggest heart.
6News video: Three Lawrence businesses hit by overnight robbers
June 26, 2007
A restaurant along south Iowa Street was robbed early this morning along with two other Lawrence gas stations.
6News video: Drivers ed a summertime tradition for local teens
June 26, 2007
‘Tis the season for short sleeves, swimming pools, and new drivers hitting the streets as drivers ed is sort of a summertime rite of passage for teenagers across the country.
6News video: Lawrence woman loses pets to contaminated food
June 26, 2007
A Lawrence woman joins a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturers of contaminated food.
6News video: South Junior High construction remains on schedule
June 26, 2007
School leaders are hoping not to repeat mistakes of the past when new South Junior High School opens later this year.
6Sports video: Royals’ rookie Gordon coming into his own
June 26, 2007
Heading into tonight’s contest in Los Angeles, the Royals, at 12-11, were the proud owners of a winning record in the month of June. At least part of the credit has to go to the improve play of rookie third baseman Alex Gordon.
6News video: National convention brings thousands to KU’s campus
June 26, 2007
Nearly 2,000 extra people are at KU today, thanks to the national student council convention.
6News video: Unknown body found near campus identified
June 26, 2007
We know the identity of a body found a week ago today near the KU campus.
6News video: Commissioners plan bid to purchase Farmland plant
June 26, 2007
Lawrence city leaders announce plan sot make a bid to purchase the site of the idled Farmland plant east of Lawrence.
Park could affect airport grants
FAA guidelines require space near runways for troubled planes
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
Concerns are rising in the city’s aviation community that a proposed 900-acre business park near the Lawrence Municipal Airport could hinder the city’s ability to attract millions in federal aviation grants.
6News Now: Hearings set for new Wal-Mart at Sixth and Wak
June 26, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, plans for a new Wal-Mart in west Lawrence are moving ahead again, and students drivers hit the road.
Fuel standards
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Our new Democratic Congress is voting on new standards to require auto manufacturers to meet average fuel economy of 35 miles per gallon.
Ruling could quell racial diversity drive
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
Sometime between now and July 4, the Supreme Court may hand down the most important decision on racial discrimination in a generation because it could determine whether the diversity movement has legal authority.
Music students tend to be sharp
KU study links high test scores with quality music programs
June 26, 2007 in print edition on D1
Nick Chance says he can easily rattle off the names of 10 classmates who are both amazing musicians and “ridiculously smart.”
Pump patrol
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.89 at several locations.
Yellow House owners arrested again
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
Two Lawrence business owners were arrested and arraigned in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., after federal and local authorities arrived at their home Monday morning.
District learned lessons from first South opening
New building to be ready for school year’s beginning, facilities administrators say
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A1
Lawrence public school administrators don’t expect to repeat history with South Junior High School, 2734 La. When the school originally was constructed in 1968, work ran behind schedule, and for seven months students attended classes in McAllaster Elementary School and portable classrooms. McAllaster, which was at 15th Street and Barker Avenue, has since been torn down.
Effort targets new registry
Lawmaker hopes to outlaw Lawrence partnership rule
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A1
A lawmaker who tried unsuccessfully to stop Lawrence from approving a domestic partnership registry said Monday that he would ask the Legislature to repeal it.
Woodling: Wright, Giddens diverge
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
Julian Wright was the third-leading scorer on Kansas University’s men’s basketball team following his sophomore season. So was J.R. Giddens. Wright’s inherent athleticism and jumping ability allow him to make highlight-reel dunks. Giddens also can jam with the best of them.
Hall makes learning a ball
Cooperstown uses baseball to instruct
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C5
Baseball season isn’t even close to the dog days of summer, and James Yasko already has put in a full year of work.
Nebraska’s Pavan top female athlete
Canadian volleyball player with perfect grade-point average nets Honda-Broderick Cup
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C2
Nebraska volleyball standout Sarah Pavan maintained a 4.0 grade-point average in biochemistry while leading the Cornhuskers to a 33-1 season and the NCAA title.
Fancy Federer rolls in Round One
Russia’s Gabashvili routed in three sets at Wimbledon
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C2
In his five-piece, tailor-made Gatsby getup, Roger Federer looked like a tennis player from a bygone era, one seen only in black-and-white photos.
WWII vet who raised first Iwo Jima flag dies
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A7
Charles W. Lindberg, one of the U.S. Marines who raised the first American flag over Iwo Jima during World War II, has died. He was 86.
Hotel bombing kills key Sunni allies
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A9
A stealthy suicide bomber slipped into a busy Baghdad hotel Monday and blew himself up in the midst of a gathering of U.S.-allied tribal sheiks, undermining efforts to forge a front against the extremists of al-Qaida in Iraq. Four of the tribal chiefs were among the 13 victims, police said.
Bond is set at $5M in pregnant woman’s death
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A6
A police officer accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and her nearly full-term fetus made his first court appearance Monday and was ordered held on $5 million bond.
Powerful penguins populated prehistoric Peru
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A7
Giant penguins roamed what is now Peru more than 40 million years ago, much earlier than scientists thought the flightless birds had spread to warmer climes. Best known for their formal attire and presence in Antarctica, penguins today live in many islands in the Southern Hemisphere, some even near the equator.
People in the news
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Rosie says time not ‘Right’ to replace Bob Barker¢ Pro wrestler Chris Benoit, wife and son found dead¢ Sizemore gets 16 months for violating probation
Payless to sell Dexter brand in its stores
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C10
Payless ShoeSource Inc. will become the exclusive U.S. seller of Dexter brand shoes, adding a big piece to Payless’ strategy of distancing itself from its bargain-bin shoe past, the companies said today.
Evaluating long-term care insurance
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C10
My youngest child is incredulous when I tell her that mothers know everything. “Mommy, how can you know everything?” she’ll shoot back with her little hands on her hips. “Because, I just do,” I say.
Another U.S. general sees slow Iraqi progress
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A9
More than a third of Iraq’s national police battalion commanders are now Sunni after a purge of Shiites who had a sectarian bias, a U.S. general said Monday. Despite improvements, he predicted it will still be years before Iraqi forces are capable of securing the country by themselves.
Tovar to the rescue
New linebackers coach a leader, not a bystander
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
Three-time all-conference selection. Big Ten defensive player of the year as a senior, the same season he and current ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit were Ohio State’s co-captains. The Buckeyes’ leading tackler three consecutive seasons. Such honors don’t come to those who are content to blend quietly into the background, always following, never leading.
Thomson shines in debut
Journeyman pitcher solid in first game for K.C.
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C3
John Thomson won in his debut with the Kansas City Royals, outpitching John Lackey in a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Number of uninsured Americans rises 6 percent from 2005 to 2006
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A6
The number of adults without health insurance jumped by 2 million from 2005 to 2006, according to a new federal report. Uninsured Americans numbered 43.6 million last year, a 6 percent increase from 2005, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Gambling opposition quiet
Wyandotte County votes on referendum today
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B8
In a community where residents supported a nonbinding gambling referendum with 81 percent of the vote more than a decade ago, a local minister says even opponents are resigned to the probability that voters today will legalize a casino in Wyandotte County.
Engaging audio books entertain children on road trips
June 26, 2007 in print edition on D2
What makes a book great? Characters you care about? Exotic, fascinating settings? Plots with so many twists and turns that you can’t figure out what’s coming next?
Taliban try to send 6-year-old on suicide mission
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A9
The story of a 6-year-old Afghan boy who says he thwarted an effort by Taliban militants to trick him into being a suicide bomber provoked tears and anger at a meeting of tribal leaders. The account from Juma Gul, a dirt-caked child who collects scrap metal for money, left American soldiers dumbfounded that a youngster could be sent on such a mission.
Shedding light on the Inca rebellion
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
History and archaeology work in strange ways on “Nova: The Great Inca Rebellion” (7 p.m., PBS, check local listings), the first collaboration between “Nova” and National Geographic.
Horoscopes
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Tuesday, June 26
Landscape mural draws attention to bats, birds, butterflies and bees
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
National Pollinator Week is under way, and one Lawrence farm has a unique way of celebrating. A 65-foot by 105-foot piece of crop art of a new postage stamp depicting a pollinator was unveiled Monday at Pendleton’s Country Market, 1446 E. 1850 Road, east of Lawrence. Crop artist Stan Herd of Lawrence led the project.
Doping the draft’s dandies
Kansas’ Wright deemed ‘one of most versatile athletes’ available
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C6
A look at the top prospects by position in Thursday’s NBA Draft:
Durant shows remarkable marketability
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C6
At 18 years old and still too antenna-thin to bench press 185 pounds, national player of the year Kevin Durant didn’t even have a driver’s license until two weeks ago. In the world of product placement, however, those story lines can be developed.
On the record
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
An undetermined amount of money was stolen between 10 p.m. and 7:53 a.m. June 19 from Panda Garden, 1500 W. Sixth St. A thief allegedly broke into the restaurant through a window, according to employee Lucy White. This is the second time in two weeks that the business has reported a burglary, White said.
School board tax increase likely to be less this year
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B3
Lawrence school board will be asking for more tax dollars from residents, but the increase likely won’t be as high as recent years. In early budget talks Monday, the school board considered increasing the local levy by between 3.086 mills and 3.586 mills.
Legacy of southeast Kansas mining explored
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
“River City Weekly” will take an in-depth look at lead, zinc and coal mining in southeast Kansas.
Veterans lead protest march against Iraq war
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
Opponents of the war in Iraq paraded down Massachusetts Street on Monday night and then lit candles in South Park while calling for the troops to be brought home. “We have to speak out,” said Rupert Pate, a Lawrence resident and veteran of the Vietnam War.
Parents try to help children cope after Greensburg tornado
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lisa and Rod Schmidt are trying to keep their son Jeffrey busy. They have enrolled the 4-year-old in T-ball and karate programs, signed him up for a library card and are spending time at the park - all normal activities for a young child.
Late-term abortion limits proposed
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A1
A key lawmaker Monday proposed banning late-term abortions in Kansas except in instances where it is necessary to save the woman’s life. “The less exceptions that are in the law, the more luck we are going to have enforcing it,” said state Rep. Arlen Siegfreid, R-Olathe.
Topeka tops Lawrence in green city challenge
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence is No. 8, and Topeka is No. 5. But the winner of the Yahoo! “Be a Better Planet” Greenest City in America Challenge is Hastings, Neb., which won the $250,000 grand prize that will be dedicated to environmentally friendly projects, developed in conjunction with Global Green USA, the global Internet brand announced Monday.
Anne Frank’s cousin donates family papers
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
Anne Frank’s cousin on Monday donated thousands of letters, photographs and documents that archivists say will reveal details about the background of the teenage diarist who became a symbol of the Holocaust.
Police-shooting suspect captured at Arby’s
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
Authorities said a prison inmate out for a medical appointment wrested a gun from a corrections officer and killed him Monday, then led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen sport utility vehicle before his capture at a fast-food restaurant.
Other questions
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The Journal-World quite correctly defended the Lawrence firefighters’ performance in the Boardwalk Apartments fire. The June 25 editorial ended by stating: “The crux of the matter is that a young man started a fire that had devastating effects. From the look of things, the onus should be on the perpetrator.”
Wildlife Service to limit spotted owl habitat
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
For the first time since coming under federal protection 15 years ago, the northern spotted owls’ forest haven may be in jeopardy. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to decrease the owls’ “critical habitat” by 1.5 million acres, or 22 percent.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C3
Maybe it’s because he has been slowed by a sprained ankle and not shot the ball especially well in workouts for NBA teams. Whatever the reason, former Kansas University forward Julian Wright is one player whose stock is said to be dropping just days before Thursday’s NBA Draft.
Laura Bush begins third tour of Africa
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
First lady Laura Bush started a four-nation Africa tour Monday that is expected to focus on how the U.S. can help fight AIDS on a continent where many countries struggle to even provide basic health care.
Van Go fundraiser surpasses goal
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
The fourth annual Van Go Mobile Arts “What Floats Your Boat?” fundraiser June 16 at the Clinton Lake Marina raised $60,000 - $15,000 more than the group’s initial goal. The arts-based social service agency exceeded last year’s earnings by 30 percent.
U.N. peacekeepers salute fallen comrades
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
Grieving U.N. peacekeepers loaded flag-draped coffins into helicopters Monday and bid farewell to six comrades killed by a car bomb as they patrolled southern Lebanon.
War profiteers
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: During World War II, then-Sen. Harry Truman started a watchdog committee looking for, and finding, illegal war profiteering. Truman asked hard questions and didn’t let up until he had answers, thereby bringing guilty people and businesses to justice.
City, county want more sites for industry
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
To Douglas County Commissioner Bob Johnson, Lawrence’s struggles to attract new industry come down to a basic sales principle. “You can’t sell anything out of an empty wagon,” Johnson said Monday during a city-county meeting with the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. “I think for the last few years, we’ve asked you to sell our community from an empty wagon.”
Nuclear inspectors invited to Iran
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
Acting on a request from Iran, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday it will send a team to Tehran to work jointly on a plan meant to clear up suspicions about the Islamic republic’s nuclear activities.
Braves snap skid; Mets win
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C4
Brian McCann’s run-scoring single gave the Braves their first lead in a week, and he added a three-run homer to lift Atlanta over Washington on Monday night.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
The Kansas River bridge over the Kansas Turnpike at Lawrence was being repaired to take care of the damage that had been caused by vibrations of traffic over the years. The move was being made not because of any dangers but as a routine maintenance and upgrading operation, officials said.
Wildfire displaces hundreds, clouds Lake Tahoe with ash
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
A raging wildfire near Lake Tahoe on Monday forced hundreds of residents to flee towering flames that destroyed more than 200 buildings, turned the sky orange and fouled the lake’s famously clear waters with falling ash.
Oregon State’s repeat one for the books
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C5
Oregon State, baseball power. After completing an unlikely run to a second consecutive national championship, the Beavers now qualify as a college baseball dynasty.
Tax restraint
Officials should look harder for ways to help city government live within its means.
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
In all the recent talk about the relative merits of raising Lawrence’s property tax levy or adding to the city’s sales tax rate, the idea of cutting the city’s costs to meet its existing revenues isn’t getting much attention.
Snow, rains recharge aquifers
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B8
A winter and spring filled with moisture may be bad news for some, but it’s been beneficial for the state’s aquifers, particularly the Equus Beds in south-central Kansas.
1 dead, 66 injured in crash after reunion
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
A tour bus carrying members of an extended Alabama family home from a reunion in upstate New York veered off a southern Kentucky highway early Monday and slammed into an overpass, killing one person and injuring 66 others.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
Local officials were investigating the case of a 14-year-old girl who had given birth to a child and in a panic had abandoned the baby under the porch of a home here.
Commodities
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C10
Soybean futures increased and grain futures finished lower Monday. Wheat for July delivery fell 2 3/4 cents to $5.89 1/2 a bushel; July corn fell 9 3/4 cents to $3.57 3/4 a bushel; July oats fell 3 cents to $2.61 a bushel; July soybeans rose 7 1/4 cents to $8.04 1/4 a bushel.
Indians’ Sabathia joins 11-win club
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C4
C.C. Sabathia joined Boston’s Josh Beckett as the majors’ only 11-game winners and finally beat his hometown team again, leading the Cleveland Indians over Oakland on Monday night. Sabathia (11-2) allowed nine hits in his second complete game this month.
U.N. weak on human rights
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B7
Where does the global human rights movement stand in the seventh year of the 21st century? If the first year of the United Nations Human Rights Council is any indication, it’s grown sick and cynical - partly because of the fecklessness and flexible morality of some of the very governments and groups that claim to be most committed to democratic values.
KU sophomores dressing for success
Kohn dons odd ensemble to improve ball-handling; Morris adjusts to college game
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
When Kelly Kohn’s Kansas University teammates watch her go through basketball drills while wearing thick goggles and gloves, they do a double take - or guffaw. “Everybody makes fun of me,” Kohn said Monday during the Bonnie Henrickson Camp. “It looks a little funny.”
Al-Qaida reaches out to Hamas-ruled Gaza
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
Al-Qaida was looming increasingly large Monday in Hamas-ruled Gaza: The al-Qaida-inspired kidnappers of a BBC journalist released their captive’s anguished plea, while the terror network’s deputy chief urged Muslims everywhere to back Hamas with weapons, money and attacks on Israeli and U.S. targets.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 26, 1907: “A German youth of 23 who has just joined the Army at Leavenworth is said to speak 14 languages fluently. He ought to be able to make his wants known in almost any part of Leavenworth.
Cleaners prevail in pants suit
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
No pair of pants is worth $54 million. A judge rejected a lawsuit Monday that sought that amount by taking a dry cleaner’s promise of “Satisfaction Guaranteed” to its most litigious extreme.
Public hearing set for revised Wal-Mart plans
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission on Monday unanimously agreed that revised plans for a new Wal-Mart in northwestern Lawrence are a substantial change from the plan submitted in June 2006 and therefore can proceed to the next step in the planning process.
Father feels misunderstood
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B7
The sign at the airport said, “THREAT LEVEL ORANGE” but I ignored it and went into the terminal where nobody unknown to me asked me to carry anything aboard the plane and I saw nothing suspicious to report to authorities.
Harvest picks up with dry, hot weather
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B8
The onset of hot, windy weather in the past few days has dried many soggy wheat fields across Kansas, boosting the stalled winter wheat harvest in spite of scattered showers plaguing parts of the state.
Lawrence Datebook
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Israel to release Palestinian prisoners
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday he will release 250 Fatah members from Israeli prisons in a goodwill gesture aimed at strengthening Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after Hamas’ victory in Gaza.
Old wedding dresses, antique cars on display
June 26, 2007
The Jefferson County Historical Society will have a vintage wedding dress display and antique car show from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Old Jefferson Town in Oskaloosa on U.S. Highway 59. The free event is open to the public.
Licensing changes don’t lower teacher standards, state board members say
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
New licensing policies designed to clear some barriers to getting teachers into classrooms won’t result in less-qualified instructors, three Kansas State Board of Education members said Monday.
U.S. Supreme Court swings to right with Bush appointees
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A5
The Supreme Court liberated corporate and union political spending, limited students’ speech and shielded the White House faith-based program from legal challenge Monday in 5-4 rulings that pointed up the court’s shift to the right.
Audiophiles plug into town
MartinLogan ‘superfans’ tour plant
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C10
Albert Pujols has a pair. As do Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Isaak and Lenny Kravitz. But such A-list owners of MartinLogan Ltd. audio speakers don’t rate the VIP treatment afforded to Tom D’Acquisto and two dozen of his fellow audiophiles, who earned a tour of the company’s headquarters campus Monday in southeast Lawrence just because of who and what they are: plugged in.
Project panned
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I was shocked to read in the Saturday, June 23, newspaper of plans for commercial development of some of the best agricultural land in all of Kansas. Please, people of Douglas County, don’t let developers delude you into thinking that this “business park” near the airport is a good move for our area.
Officials reverse course, decide to pay award in teen’s death
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B3
Three people who provided information on a man accused of abducting and killing a teenage girl will share a reward offered for information in the case.
Hall of Mirrors reopens in Versailles palace
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
The Chateau of Versailles has reopened its Hall of Mirrors to the public after more than three years of work to restore the gilded gallery of 357 mirrors, the castle’s crown jewel.
Former EPA head in hot seat over ground zero
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A5
The woman who led the top U.S. environmental agency during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks confronted critics in Congress on Monday about her assurances that the air around the destroyed World Trade Center was safe to breathe.
Social networking can enhance education, career
June 26, 2007 in print edition on D1
John: The world is a huge place, and it would be foolhardy to try to tackle it without some friends. Whether you’re looking for homework help or trying to find a job, knowing more people will put you ahead.
New law encourages electric companies to increase ‘green’ energy
June 26, 2007 in print edition on B3
Missouri electric companies now have targets to shoot for in increasing their use of renewable resources, such as wind or solar power, to generate electricity.
Earl shifts his focus
Knee injuries put end to forward’s career
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
A 1998 knee surgery for former Kansas University men’s basketball player Lester Earl didn’t seem to have any short-term effects, since the Louisiana native went on to play in another 31 games at KU before more knee surgeries. Nearly 10 years later, Earl found out about the long-term effects.
Charitable giving sets record in 2006
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
Americans gave nearly $300 billion to charitable causes last year, setting a new record and besting the 2005 total that had been boosted by a surge in aid to victims of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma and the Asian tsunami.
Clarkson takes a stand for new album
First ‘American Idol’ winner wrapped up in controversy
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
To update a phrase from eternal chick flick “Dirty Dancing,” nobody puts Kelly Clarkson in a corner. The Burleson, Texas, native has weathered a storm of controversy over the release of her third album, “My December,” which is due in stores today. The scrutiny only intensified in recent weeks as the CD leaked onto the Internet and Clarkson fired her manager and scrapped her summer tour.
Bears give boot to Johnson
June 26, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Chicago Bears released defensive tackle Tank Johnson on Monday. Johnson was waived three days after he was pulled over by police in Arizona.
Researchers expect they can reproduce Neanderthal DNA
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A7
Researchers studying Neanderthal DNA say it should be possible to construct a complete genome of the ancient hominid despite the degradation of the DNA over time.
World Bank board approves new president
June 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
Robert Zoellick, a seasoned player in international financial and diplomatic circles, won the unanimous approval of the World Bank’s board on Monday to become the poverty-fighting institution’s next president.Zoellick will succeed Paul Wolfowitz, whose last day is Saturday, ending a stormy two-year tenure. The new president will take the reins Sunday, the first day of his five-year term.