Archive for Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Also from May 29

Audio clips
Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
LHS baseball vs. Blue Valley West
Do you think Lawrence's downtown parking fines are:

Poll results

Response Percent
Just about right
Too low
Too high
Total 426

All stories

Self expects quick recovery for Rush
May 29, 2007
Kansas coach Bill Self said Tuesday night that injured guard Brandon Rush’s surgery might not force him to miss any games next season. Self said Rush, who tore his right ACL last week, would have surgery late this week or early next week and expected a six month rehab period give or take a month on either side.
Keegan: With ACL torn, will Rush play for KU again?
In a word, maybe.
May 29, 2007
Don’t pin your hopes for the 2007-08 season on the wounded knee of Kansas University junior-to-be Brandon Rush, who soon will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. If Rush returns at close to full strength, consider that a bonus, but don’t assume that’s going to happen.
6News Now: Statehouse renovations carry large price tag
May 29, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the costs of renovations at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka keep growing, and a look at the preparations for the Wakarusa Music Festival.
New principal named for Schwegler School
KU grad spent last two years in Topeka
May 29, 2007
Jared Comfort is a Lawrence resident, a Kansas University graduate and for the last two years has been assistant principal at Williams Magnet School in Topeka.
One person injured in morning accident
The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening
May 29, 2007
The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
Self confirms Rush tore ACL
May 29, 2007
As previously reported by the Journal-World’s interview with JaRon Rush, Kansas men’s basketball head coach Bill Self confirmed that Brandon Rush has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
KC man killed in accident near Linwood
The fatality victim was David M. Armstrong
May 29, 2007
The fatality victim was David M. Armstrong.
Single vehicle accident injures one
May 29, 2007
A single vehicle accident early Tuesday morning sent a Lawrence man to the hospital.
No family fairy tale
LHS comes up short one step from title game
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C1
The Lawrence High baseball team lost as a collective unit in the semifinals of the Class 6A state tournament and then grieved together.
Monument rededicated
Memorial Day ceremonies in Lawrence honor area veterans
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
No one knows exactly how many Union soldiers are buried anonymously in Pioneer Cemetery on Kansas University’s West Campus.
Recent rains put damper on lake fun
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
High water levels cut down on boating this Memorial Day weekend at area lakes, but that doesn’t mean the parks were empty.
JCCC to bring training classes to Lawrence
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
The state’s largest community college is expanding its educational and technical training to the Lawrence area.
A Capitol investment
Lawrence-based firm guides project
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A1
It’s a project that’s already $52 million beyond initial cost estimates, and it’s still four years from scheduled completion.
Higher fines suggested to ease downtown parking
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
Bill Dennis will tell you Massachusetts Street is downtown Lawrence’s version of a casino. Shoppers roll the dice every time they drive down the street searching for a parking spot.
Fun ideas for your days in the sun
Events offer more refined way to spend summer’s free time
May 29, 2007 in print edition on D1
Sure, the summer vacation rush has Lawrence students lining up outside the pool - or maybe just switching off their alarm clocks - after a busy holiday weekend.
Keegan: No quit in Stoll’s squad
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C1
Scoreless, down six runs, a little too anxious at the plate, the Lawrence High baseball team didn’t have that look of in-your-face confidence that carried it to the Class 6A state semifinals.
Baker taps first provost
UMKC dean selected as second-in-command
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A1
Founded in 1858, Baker University is the oldest four-year college in Kansas. But throughout that time, the school has not had a person carrying the title of provost, the second-in-command to the university’s president.
Trachsel tames K.C.
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C1
A little extra work between starts helped Steve Trachsel pitch an unusual complete game.
Sleeping Dog’ wakes up, wins
Twins rally after Pierzynski accused of spiking
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C4
The Minnesota Twins don’t need any extra motivation when they play the Chicago White Sox. But if someone like A.J. Pierzynski wants to provide a little extra push, they’ll take it.
KU student delves into New York’s Jewish community
May 29, 2007 in print edition on D1
On Thursday morning, I was taking notes in my 8 a.m. economics class at Kansas University. On Thursday afternoon, I was frantically packing my suitcase. By midnight, I was in New York City.
Obama, on campaign trail, says holiday not for politics
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A4
Though he said Memorial Day shouldn’t be politicized, Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama used a visit to a war monument Monday to repeat his call for better services for veterans.
Hughes likely out tonight
Slumping Cavalier hurts foot, says he’s ‘doubtful’ for Game 4
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C6
The throbbing pain in Larry Hughes’ left foot matched the ache in the pit of his stomach. The thought of missing another NBA playoff game was tough on Cleveland’s point guard.
Ginobili-led Spurs up 3-1
Fourth-quarter surge sends San Antonio to 91-79 win
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C6
With each drive to the basket and each fall to the floor - flop or not - Manu Ginobili made the Utah Jazz and their fans angrier and angrier.
Scandal-tainted Cabinet member hangs himself
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A6
A scandal-tainted Cabinet member who headed Japan’s powerful agriculture ministry hanged himself just hours before he faced questioning Monday over alleged bookkeeping fraud.
Man wrestles leopard that paid visit to bed
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A6
A man clad only in underwear and a T-shirt wrestled a wild leopard to the floor and pinned it for 20 minutes after the cat leapt through a window of his home and hopped into bed with his sleeping family.
24 arrested for protest against G-8 summit
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A6
Disturbances broke out Monday in Hamburg at the tail end of a march to protest next week’s G-8 summit and a meeting of EU and Asian foreign ministers, authorities said.
Ex-top drug regulator sentenced to death
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A6
China’s former top drug regulator was sentenced to death today for taking bribes to approve untested medicines, as the country’s main quality control agency announced its first recall system targeting unsafe food products.
Protests erupt over shutdown of Venezuelan TV station
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A6
Venezuelan police fired tear gas and plastic bullets Monday into a crowd of thousands protesting a decision by President Hugo Chavez that forced a television station critical of his leftist government off the air.
Brazil plans subsidized birth control pill program
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A6
Just weeks after Pope Benedict XVI denounced government-backed contraception in a visit to Brazil, the president unveiled a program Monday to provide cheap birth control pills at 10,000 drug stores across the country.
Ex-premier, political newcomer to face off in runoff
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A6
A former prime minister and a political newcomer who both pledge to bring down Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s government will face each other in a runoff after an inconclusive vote for leadership of Israel’s Labor Party, final results showed today.
16 arrested, suspected of recruiting fighters
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A6
Spanish police arrested 16 people Monday on suspicion of recruiting volunteers to fight in Iraq and other countries.
Moen’s goal lifts Ducks
Lucky’ shot carries Anaheim to 3-2 victory in Game 1 of finals
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C6
When a bouncing puck found Travis Moen in the slot, he was every bit as dangerous as Teemu Selanne, instead of the checker he’s paid to be.
Optometrist earns 50-year recognition
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C8
Dr. Arthur Queen, Lawrence, was recognized for 50 years of membership in the Kansas Optometric Association during the association’s recent annual meeting in Wichita.
Firms launch phishing trips
Fake e-mails help boost security
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C8
James MacDougall, head of computer security for state agencies in South Carolina, has been phishing state employees.
Zebra mussels gaining foothold in Kansas reservoir
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B8
In just four years since the first zebra mussels were found in El Dorado Reservoir near Wichita, Kan., the invasive species has multiplied so rapidly that the mussels are becoming a safety hazard to swimmers and a potentially costly nuisance for marinas and boat owners alike.
What inspires such dishonesty?
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B7
What turns people into liars, cheaters and thieves? The Government Accountability Office recently gave a detailed accounting of how employees in some of the biggest federal agencies filched commuter passes and then sold them online.
Writing offers great escape
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B7
I know nothing about what is going on in the country, I hear nothing, I have nothing to say. I am a writer locked up with a book that is due on Tuesday, so I am taking a break.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B6
The opening of the city’s fourth fire station at Clinton Parkway and Lawrence Avenue was due in a week.
Russia may face increased pressure from West
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B6
Russia’s refusal to extradite the prime suspect in the polonium poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in London last November reveals the essential amorality of the Putin regime and its false narrative of recent history. That narrative increasingly undermines the Kremlin’s relations with Europe and the United States.
Technology raises new athletic issues
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B6
As someone who lives just a few hundred paces from the Boston Marathon course, I’ve cheered my share of athletes. This year, it was Masazumi Soejima at the head of the pack, propelling his wheelchair across a rainy 26 miles in 1 hour, 29 minutes and 16 seconds.
People in the news
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Tony-winning comic actor Charles Nelson Reilly, 76, dies¢ Streisand scraps Rome concert; production delays cited¢ O’Donnell says she won’t speak to former co-host Hasselbeck
Here comes the sun king
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
Having tackled “Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed” (6 p.m., History), History takes on “The Universe” (8 p.m.), a multipart series on the moon, the stars and the sun.
World War II veterans remember Pearl Harbor
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A4
Shyly, Wesley Stidham approached each of the elderly gentlemen to ask for an autograph.
Immigration reform questions and answers
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A5
A White House-backed immigration bill remains fundamentally intact after supporters beat back destructive amendments during the opening week of Senate debate. But will it stay that way when senators resume work on June 4 after a weeklong recess?
Soldier creates plywood shrine for fallen comrades
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A7
The shrine is just some sheets of plywood and a couple of two-by-fours. The carpenter who lovingly built it, Sgt. Curtis Dorr, wishes it could be grander - perhaps some pieces of felt to hide the knotholes or some trim to make it a more fitting tribute for a Memorial Day ceremony.
Tips help moving go smoothly
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C8
Few things in life match the stress and expense of a big move - just ask anyone who has changed addresses recently.
Body of Patriots backup found
Marquise Hill in jet-ski accident on Lake Pontchartrain
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C2
The body of New England Patriots player Marquise Hill was found Monday, a day after he was reported missing following a jet ski accident on Lake Pontchartrain.
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Tuesday, May 29
First U.S.-Iranian talks in 27 years barely break the ice
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A6
The U.S. ambassador met with his Iranian counterpart Monday in Baghdad in the first formal bilateral talks between the two nations in more than a quarter century, though the talks alone were characterized by U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker as unlikely to lead to specific gains to reduce violence in Iraq.
Bonds not helping Hall
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C5
As Barry Bonds nears his record 756th home run, he’s stockpiling quite a collection of souvenirs - bats, balls, helmets and spikes, pieces of baseball history perfectly suited for the Hall of Fame.
Fitness boot camps hit parks, offer workouts beyond gyms
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
It was a balmy spring evening in Manhattan. Rockefeller Park teemed with joggers, dog walkers, picnickers, Frisbee throwers - and six women sweating through jumping jacks and park bench push-ups.
Bird flu survivors’ antibodies promising
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
Blood donated by four survivors of bird flu seems to harbor a potent protection against the deadly virus.
Judge orders bugs that infested drugs killed
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
These weren’t just bugs. These were bugs on drugs. Tiny drain flies infested 70 pounds of seized khat - an illegal, leafy drug - being held as evidence by Erie police, and they tried to infest the rest of the evidence room.
Lawrence Datebook
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
May 29, 2007
Library encourages new reads this summer
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B8
Lawrence Public Library’s summer reading program is in full swing. But it’s not too late to participate. Maria Butler, community relations coordinator, said people can sign up at anytime at the library, 707 Vt.
Endangered tiger killed by mate at zoo
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
An endangered Sumatran tiger died after being attacked by her companion at the Topeka Zoo during the weekend.
Brownback takes new approach on immigration reform
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A1
A year ago, when Sen. Sam Brownback, the conservative Kansas Republican, co-sponsored legislation that would have allowed millions of illegal immigrants to seek U.S. citizenship, he was attacked as a liberal.
LMH welcomes vascular surgeon
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C8
Dr. Scott A. Gard, a double board-certified vascular and general surgeon who specializes in peripheral vascular surgery, has joined the active medical staff of Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Wandering whales take turn toward ocean
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two whales lost in the Sacramento River encouraged biologists Monday by making progress toward their ocean home, but then abruptly halted their journey at a busy bridge.
Current fees don’t cover enforcement costs
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B3
Based on 2007 budget numbers, the city’s parking operations are struggling to pay their own way.
Health Care Access boosts nursing care
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C8
Susan Andersen has joined Health Care Access Clinic, Lawrence, as an adult advanced registered nurse practitioner.
2 killed in shooting outside popular cafe
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
Gunfire erupted outside a popular South Beach restaurant early Memorial Day, leaving two men dead on one of the city’s busiest weekends, police said.
Clemens strong in third tuneup
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C5
Roger Clemens appears ready to rejoin the New York Yankees’ starting rotation.
Making spelling bee list isn’t easy
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
“Cortege” got demoted after the death of Princess Diana, when the media used the French-sounding word over and over to describe the funeral procession.
Thief tries to steal cash and woman’s heart
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
A thief found out the hard way that robbing a woman isn’t the best way to capture her heart.
Freel OK; Reds clip Pirates, 4-0
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C4
Reds center fielder Ryan Freel was taken off the field on a stretcher after colliding with a teammate, and tests came back normal Monday during Cincinnati’s 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Tributes cap Memorial Day weekend
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A4
Veterans and active soldiers unfurled a 90-by-100-foot U.S. flag as the nation’s top commander in the Middle East spoke to a Memorial Day crowd gathered Monday in Central Park.
Sheriff’s officer unlocks handcuffed bride, groom
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
The symbolism went a bit too far at a local wedding reception during the weekend.
No. 1 Vanderbilt leads 64-team field
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C2
Vanderbilt was selected as the top seed for the 64-team Division I college baseball tournament Monday.
Car bombing kills 21 in Baghdad
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A7
A suicide car bomber struck a busy Baghdad commercial district Monday, killing at least 21 people, setting vehicles on fire and damaging a nearby Sunni shrine, police and hospital officials said.
Families: Inadequate health care fosters suicide
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A7
In the three months after Marine Maj. John Ruocco returned from Iraq feeling numb and depressed, he couldn’t sleep. He had lost weight. He had nightmares. He was distracted and withdrawn from his two young sons.
Traffic timeout
The city’s current budget problems will produce at least one positive outcome if they prompt commissioners to reconsider their traffic-calming strategy.
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B6
Amid all the negative aspects of the city’s current budget woes, there is at least one small silver lining.
Bush to impose sanctions against Sudan
May 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
President Bush will impose new economic sanctions against Sudan and call for a U.N. resolution to compel the country to stop stalling international efforts to halt the bloodshed in Darfur, senior administration officials said.
Money tip
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C8
Did your warranty - and your access to your computer’s tech support - run out? You can still get help with nagging computer issues, according to Consumer Reports.
Texas takes stand against steroid use
Bill would allow random testing of public high school athletes
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C3
Texas public high-school athletes would face mandatory random steroid testing under a bill given final approval Monday by the Legislature and sent to Gov. Rick Perry.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 29, 1907: “The Natural Gas Association of America composed of the leading people in the industry, has re-elected J.H. Dunkel of Lawrence as its secretary.
State emergencies reveal cell phone deficiencies
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B3
The response by emergency workers to a storm that spawned a tornado that ripped through Greensburg shared one element with the massive ice storm this winter that downed power lines for days in southwest Kansas.
Source confirms Rush injury
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C3
There still has been no official word out of Kansas University regarding the severity of Brandon Rush’s right knee injury.
Vestal named to all-state team
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High girls soccer coach Matt Anderson announced Monday that senior midfielder Abby Vestal has been selected to this year’s Class 6A all-state first team.
Board to consider renewing UnitedStreaming subscription
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B8
The school board will vote on whether to renew its UnitedStreaming subscription for another year at a cost of $22,421.62.
Fire at mobile home kills one, injures one
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
A mobile home fire in southeast Kansas killed one person and injured another, authorities said.
Resident reappointed to state committee
May 29, 2007 in print edition on C8
Erika Nilles Plumlee, Lawrence, was reappointed to the Kansas Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
On the record
May 29, 2007 in print edition on B2