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6News video: Police search for robbery suspects
May 30, 2007
Lawrence police search for two suspects who attempted to rob two 20-year-old women at gunpoint early this morning.
6News video: Bridge inspection shows bigger problems for Tongie
May 30, 2007
A routine bridge inspection turns up a much bigger problem in Tonganoxie.
6News video: Lawrence’s summer concert series starts up
May 30, 2007
Area musicians are tuning up their instruments tonight to prepare for the return of a summer tradition in Lawrence.
6News video: Proposed coal-plants at center for lawsuit
May 30, 2007
A Lawrence couple sues the state over a Kansas utility’s plans to build new coal-fired electrical plants.
6News video: International bio-science company opens shop in Lawrence
May 30, 2007
An Ireland-based bio-science company celebrates the opening of its north american headquarters right here in Lawrence.
6Sports video: Raiders prepare for opening day
May 30, 2007
On the American Legion diamond, the Lawrence Raiders are less than 48 hours away from playing their first contest of the season.
6Sports video: Free State looks to youngest to take charge
May 30, 2007
Win 11 games and advance to the Class 6A state semifinals, and they will come. In this case, they, are an army of 75 at this week’s Free State High’s football camp.
6News video: Lack of regulation for security guards at question
May 30, 2007
They man movie theaters, apartment complexes, night clubs and sporting events, but private security guards are under no regulation from the state.
6News Now: Biotech company open new headquarters
May 30, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the IdentiGEN bioscience company opens its new North American headquarters in Lawrence, and a look at the regulations which affect security guards in the city.
What do you know about foreclosures in Douglas County?
The Journal-World and 6News are seeking your help
May 30, 2007
The Journal-World and 6News are seeking your help.
Prayer Booth’ art installation knocked over by vandal
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B1
“Prayer Booth” has traveled to Kansas City, Chicago and New York City, but never before has the sculpture experienced damage as it has in Lawrence.
District recognizes groups, individuals for contributions
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B1
It takes all kinds to bring a community closer to its schools. That’s why the Lawrence school district no longer recognizes only local businesses for creating programs to help kids.
Federal leader tours proposed biosecurity sites
May 30, 2007 in print edition on A1
The official who will decide where to build a $450 million federal biosecurity lab was in Kansas for a whirlwind tour Tuesday of the state’s two proposed sites.
Keegan: He’s still a maybe for ‘07-‘08
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C2
The question on everybody’s mind before Brandon Rush tore his anterior cruciate ligament playing in a pickup basketball game isn’t any different than the one now being asked: Will he play next season for Kansas University?
Cameras, checkpoints gone
Organizers hope to improve safety while letting crowds have a good time
May 30, 2007 in print edition on A1
It’s being billed as a kinder, gentler Wakarusa Fest. Officials say there are no Kansas Highway Patrol vehicle checkpoints or hidden cameras planned for this year’s Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, set for June 7-10 at Clinton State Park.
District names Schwegler principal
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B1
Jared Comfort, 31, is returning to the district where he first gained teaching experience.
KU Hospital again pushes back deadline on deal with KUMC
May 30, 2007 in print edition on A1
The deal that will shape the future relationship between Kansas University’s medical school and its main teaching hospital won’t be finished by a May 31 deadline set earlier this spring.
Shelf life
Figuring out when to toss aging food can be tricky pursuit
May 30, 2007 in print edition on D1
It’s a common culinary quandary. You’re grilling out for the first time of the year, and you scope out the fridge to see if you’ve got the appropriate condiments for your hamburgers.
Rush to recovery
Guard may not miss any games, coach says
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self says it’s possible injured guard Brandon Rush will not miss any games his junior season.
Local ventures seek capital
Commerce secretary tours four companies
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B8
HiPer Technology Inc. is poised to hire another 85 employees, boost shareholder return by 500 percent and accelerate into new markets that offer almost infinite payoff potential, the company’s CEO says. All he needs is $1 million.
Sheehan steps aside as protest leader
May 30, 2007 in print edition on A7
Cindy Sheehan, the soldier’s mother who galvanized an anti-war movement with her monthlong protest outside President Bush’s ranch, said Tuesday she’s done being the public face of the movement.
Former drug regulator sentenced to death
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C6
A Chinese court ordered the death penalty against the country’s former top drug regulator Tuesday, convicting him of taking bribes to approve substandard medicines, including an antibiotic blamed for at least 10 deaths. The sentencing of Zheng Xiaoyu came as the government announced plans for its first recall system for unsafe products.
Russia touts new ICBMs
Putin warns against U.S. missile shield
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C6
Russia tested new missiles Tuesday that a Kremlin official boasted could penetrate any defense system, and President Vladimir Putin warned that U.S. plans for an anti-missile shield in Europe would turn the region into a “powder keg.”
Coaches walk fine line between teachers and critics
May 30, 2007
There’s a thin line between building a player up and breaking a player down. Youth coaches walk that tightrope every day at practices and games as they work to get the most out of their players.
Former Douglas County official working with tornado aftermath
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B3
Paula Phillips had no chance earlier this month to ease into her new job as training officer with the Kansas Division of Emergency Management.
Workers likely being exposed to asbestos, experts say
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B5
A Kansas asbestos expert says he is so sure that residents and volunteers who are wading through what’s left of Greensburg are being exposed to the carcinogen that he’s willing to wager his reputation on it.
KU must seize Stowers opportunity
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B11
Week after week I am saddened by the strident and personal tone of the Lawrence Journal-World editorials opposing the possible affiliation agreements between the Kansas University School of Medicine, KU Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital.
Edwards’ actions spread phony image
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B10
Nothing is more important to a presidential candidate’s success - other than being able to project oneself as a strong leader - than being viewed by the electorate and the news media as genuine.
May 30, 2007 in print edition on D5
For Wednesday, May 30
Simple substitutions cut calories, fat in scone recipe
May 30, 2007 in print edition on D6
Q: Could you show me how to modify this scone recipe to make it healthier for my family? Here’s the original recipe:
Couple sue state to limit air pollution
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B1
With a permit pending on a massive coal-burning power plant in western Kansas, a Lawrence couple have filed a lawsuit demanding that the state limit carbon dioxide emissions.
Couple survive big tornadoes 40 years apart
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B4
Guy Edward and Mary Marjean Shuck have been married 48 years and raised three children - and have survived two of the worst tornadoes to hit Kansas in the past four decades.
Infant survives hanging; mother, three sisters die
May 30, 2007 in print edition on A5
A young mother who may have been depressed apparently hanged to death three of her small daughters and herself in a closet using pieces of clothing and sashes, authorities said Tuesday.
Young guns carry Cavs
Cleveland evens series with Detroit at 2-2
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C8
The kid came up big. LeBron James did, too. And the Cleveland Cavaliers are as close as they’ve ever been to an NBA title.
Spurs know the score
San Antonio has wealth of experience closing out playoff series
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C8
As much as the individual talents of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have frustrated the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference finals, the San Antonio Spurs have benefited from something else: their collective experience.
Good ‘til the last drop: ‘Hypermilers’ maximize their gasoline
May 30, 2007 in print edition on A8
The passion that burns in Laurie With isn’t visible until she gets behind the wheel of her Honda Civic hybrid - and drives real slow.
Dying woman to donate kidney in Dutch TV contest
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C6
A 37-year-old woman suffering from an inoperable brain tumor wants to donate a kidney before she dies and will choose the recipient from among three contestants on Dutch national television, a TV network said Tuesday, claiming it wants to highlight a crisis in organ donations.
Kansas among states not regulating guards
May 30, 2007 in print edition on A4
That private security guard watching as you walk through your favorite store could be licensed and trained and have no criminal record - or not, depending on where you are.
Guthrie’s ‘tough day’ enough to beat K.C.
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C1
Jeremy Guthrie wasn’t trying to insult the hapless Kansas City Royals. He was only being honest.
Danke! NFL Europa honors ex-Jayhawk
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C1
The Frankfurt Galaxy’s Web site said it all: “NICK REID ALS PLAYER OF THE WEEK” AUSGEZEICHNET.”
Hill’s death ruled accidental
Patriots’ defensive end fell off jet ski, drowned
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C2
The death of New England Patriots defensive end Marquise Hill, who fell off a jet ski in Lake Pontchartrain, was ruled an accidental drowning on Tuesday.
This U.S.-Europe rivalry is one worth watching
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C6
The Memorial has come a long way since its inception three decades ago, mostly because the players have traveled a long way to get here. They come from every continent where golf is played, representing 15 countries.
Yankee Doodle dud
American men falter en masse at French Open
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C6
Andy Roddick knows the story well, so he politely declined the official match DVD that players are offered at the French Open.
Tiger tackling dueling passions
New baby, own tournament vying for Woods’ attention
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C6
As his wife prepares to give birth to the couple’s first child, Tiger Woods is giving birth to his first PGA Tour golf tournament. And, oh yeah, there’s something called the U.S. Open coming up, too.
Mystery ingredients spice up regional flavors of ice cream
May 30, 2007 in print edition on D6
Grape-Nuts in New England. Blue Moon in Wisconsin. Red bean in Hawaii. Date in Palm Springs.
K-32 collision kills Kansas City, Kan., man
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Kansas City, Kan., man died of injuries suffered in a collision Monday evening on Kansas Highway 32 east of Linwood. Another man was injured.
Moisture stressing corn, wheat
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B9
Wheat and corn fields in some parts of the state are stressed by excessive moisture after heavy rainfall last week, the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said, though the progress of both crops statewide is near the five-year average.
District prepares for next year
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B5
The city’s school district has nowhere for children to attend class, nowhere even to put books and supplies that charitable people want to send to the town devastated by a deadly tornado.
News executive discusses TV career
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B1
Former NBC News president Neal Shapiro discusses his journalistic roots, including his stint as executive producer of “Dateline NBC,” beginning tonight on “River City Weekly.”
Payless selects site; ops officer resigns
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B8
Payless ShoeSource an-nounced Tuesday that it had selected Brookville, Ohio, for the site of a new distribution center. The announcement came the same day that the Topeka-based company disclosed that its newly appointed chief operating officer had resigned for personal reasons.
Wichita State gets grant to preserve, study prairie
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B7
Wichita State University plans to use a new federal grant to build a field laboratory on 330 acres of land it uses to study, restore and preserve prairie.
Attorneys say former Westar executive owes $3.2M for trials
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B9
Attorneys for a former Westar Energy executive asked Tuesday to withdraw from the case as their client prepares for a third trial on allegations he tried to loot the utility.
Gas grill options heating up this season
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C8
If you’re in the market for a new gas grill, consider how big a unit you’ll need and how much you’re willing to spend. In recent tests, Consumer Reports classified grills by cost, size and features:
Bush says country’s ‘lifeblood’ at stake
May 30, 2007 in print edition on A1
Firing back at conservative critics, President Bush defended his plan to overhaul immigration laws Tuesday and accused its opponents of “trying to rile up people’s emotions” with misinformation.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 30, 1907: “The Commercial Club of Lawrence is urging citizens of Lawrence to decorate their homes and places of business with flags, bunting and university colors on June 3, 4 and 5 in honor of the commencement exercises at the University of Kansas.
PETA stance on LSU mascot laughable
Group believes live animals have no place on college campuses, tradition be darned
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C2
Just when you thought it was safe for Mike the Tiger to go back into his lair, along comes PETA to again give us something to laugh about.
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B8
No taxes lost
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: Doug Brown believes that we have lost millions in taxes because the city refused to give a building permit to Wal-Mart in May of 2003 (Take A Stand, May 26).
Security guards are weak link in homeland security
May 30, 2007 in print edition on A4
Richard Bergendahl fights the war on terrorism in Los Angeles for $19,000 a year, one of the legions of ill-trained, low-paid private security guards protecting tempting terrorist targets.
Ice cream books coming into season
May 30, 2007 in print edition on D1
A sure sign that summer is near: Publishers are rolling out their latest batch of ice cream and frozen treat cookbooks.
Detained Americans charged as spies
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C6
Iran has formally charged three Americans with espionage and endangering national security, the government’s judicial spokesman said Tuesday, signaling a widening clampdown against U.S. citizens in Iran.
Small step, huge job
Efforts to keep sex offenders off social Web sites are a positive step, but there’s a long way to go to.
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B10
Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison deserves applause for his efforts to track the Internet activity of sex offenders in the state. However, an agreement announced last week with the MySpace Web site also points out the difficulty of monitoring and restricting such dangerous communications.
U.S. sanctions against Sudan may be too little, too late
May 30, 2007 in print edition on A3
With the Bush administration ordering new sanctions against the government of Sudan on Tuesday, experts said any hope of alleviating suffering in the war-torn Darfur region will depend on the questionable ability of the United States to gain broader international support.
Two-run fifth gives Panthers win over Colts
May 30, 2007
Strong winds made the outfielders play at the cut of the grass Tuesday night at Youth Sports Inc. But few balls traveled that distance. The Colts and Panthers battled in a close game before the Panthers won, 6-4.
World Bank leader tapped
May 30, 2007 in print edition on A3
Robert Zoellick, a nimble negotiator as trade chief and later as the country’s No. 2 diplomat, is President Bush’s choice to head the World Bank in hopes of ending the turmoil surrounding outgoing bank president Paul Wolfowitz. Bush will announce the decision today, according to a senior administration official.
Coyotes starting to thrive in big Midwest, East cities
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B6
Forget Wile E. Coyote’s hapless pursuits in the cartoon wasteland. His real-life kin are prowling the country’s concrete jungles, and they’re anything but a laughing matter.
Whales making good progress, could reach Pacific Ocean today
May 30, 2007
Two lost whales closed in on their ocean home Tuesday evening, passing under a busy bridge and entering San Francisco Bay after being lost in inland waterways. The mother humpback and her calf, who have sojourned for more than two weeks in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, passed under the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on Tuesday afternoon, the next-to-last bridge along the pair’s route.
Care ‘miracle’?
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: I applaud New Jersey Gov. John Corzine’s acknowledgment of the poor judgment that contributed to the vehicular crash causing his injuries, as well as his willingness to use the event as an opportunity to educate about the importance of seat belt use.
Lake set to sink to record low level
May 30, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lake Okeechobee was expected to drop this week to its lowest level on record, threatening a key source of water for nearly 5 million people and the Everglades during South Florida’s worst known drought.
Beckett back in winning form
Red Sox righty improves to 8-0 following DL stint
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C4
Josh Beckett returned from the disabled list to win his eighth consecutive decision, pitching seven innings of three-hit ball to lead Boston to a 4-2 victory over Cleveland on Tuesday night.
Pageant displays U.S.-Mexico tensions
May 30, 2007 in print edition on A2
Many here south of the border reveled in her disastrous evening: First Miss USA Rachel Smith slipped and fell on her bottom during the Miss Universe evening gown competition. Then she was booed by hundreds in the Mexican audience.
Chavez defends TV decision as thousands take to streets
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C6
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez defended his decision not to renew the license of a popular opposition-aligned television network and warned Tuesday he might crack down on another TV station, accusing it of trying to incite attempts on his life. Chavez said his refusal to renew the license of Radio Caracas Television, which went off the air at midnight Sunday, is “a sovereign, legitimate decision.”
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B10
Three Kansas University female students died in a two-car crash in a driving rainstorm about 430 feet north of the intersection of 15th and Iowa.
New species of limbless lizard found
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C6
An Indian zoologist says he found a new species of limbless lizard during a recent field study in a forested area in the country’s east. The 7-inch long lizard, shown above, looks like a scaly, small snake, and “It prefers to live in a cool retreat, soft soil and below stones,” said Sushil Kumar Dutta, head of the zoology department of the North Orissa University in the eastern Indian town of Baripada.
People in the news
May 30, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Lohan returns to rehab ¢ Spears’ sober reflections¢ ‘Pirates’ wins most booty
Immigration bill may feed global brain drain
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B10
The massive immigration reform bill being debated in Congress would make it easier for foreign doctors, engineers and other professionals to become permanent U.S. residents. The bad news is that it will also worsen the brain drain from the developing world.
Wendy’s manager shot over chili sauce request
May 30, 2007 in print edition on A3
A manager at a fast-food restaurant was shot several times in the arm early Tuesday trying to protect the chili sauce, authorities said. A man in the Wendy’s drive-through argued with an employee because he wanted more of the condiment, police said. The worker told the customer that restaurant policy prohibited a customer from getting more than three packets.
Red-hot Rebels too much for Clippers
May 30, 2007
The U9 Rebels unleashed 19 runs in three-plus innings before the one hour, 45-minute time limit stopped their game against the Clippers in the top of the fourth, giving them a 19-6 win.
Seasoned’ straw makes best mulch for vegetable gardens
May 30, 2007
Most people wouldn’t lament the fact that they had run out of partially rotten straw, primarily because they wouldn’t keep the stuff around in the first place. But I do and I did run out, and for me, this was a minor tragedy.
Help lacking
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: On May 19 my husband (who is disabled) was fishing at the Clinton Lake spillway. He fell in the water, and it took him several minutes to get back up the bank - injured and bleeding - while at least seven fishermen didn’t even offer to help.
Traveler with TB held in quarantine
May 30, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man with a rare and dangerous form of tuberculosis ignored doctors’ advice and took two trans-Atlantic flights, leading to the first U.S. government-ordered quarantine since 1963, health officials said Tuesday. The man, whom officials did not identify, is at an Atlanta hospital in respiratory isolation.
Corporate care
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: Why do some people favor corporate health care in the United States so adamantly when our government could run it more efficiently and at less expense?
Fast start gets Outlaws past Dodgers
May 30, 2007
The Outlaws utilized three separate three-run innings to defeat the Liberty Tax Dodgers, 11-3, Saturday at 4-H Fields.
On the record
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B2
Law enforcement report
Lawmaker drops smoking ban proposal
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B2
Bars and restaurants across the state won’t have to put up “no smoking” signs anytime soon.
Fort Riley veterans cemetery construction set to start in fall
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B12
After years of delays, construction of a veterans cemetery at Fort Riley could begin in October, according to the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs.
Documentary explores children’s resiliency
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B3
A documentary on the traumatic childhood story of Dr. Henry Remple will be shown Sunday.
Former sheriff recalled as ‘can do’ guy
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B2
Long after he hung up his sheriff’s badge, Fred Broeker kept his crime-fighting attitude.
Clemens likely to start next week in Chicago
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C5
Roger Clemens is ready to return to the New York Yankees’ rotation and likely will start at the Chicago White Sox next Monday. Clemens pitched six shutout innings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday, and Yankees manager Joe Torre said before Tuesday’s game against Toronto that he’ll stay with Chien-Ming Wang, Mike Mussina and Andy Pettitte as his starters for this weekend’s series at AL East-leading Boston.
School board pleased with graduation
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B3
Moving graduations for Lawrence’s high schools from Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium to Allen Fieldhouse seemed to go smoothly for the school district.
Cards’ Isringhausen better than ever
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C5
The St. Louis Cardinals’ lone issue with Jason Isringhausen these days is getting him enough opportunities to pitch. Coming off hip surgery that knocked him out of the postseason after the injury contributed to a career-worst 10 blown saves last year, the Cardinals’ closer has been better than ever the first two months. Isringhausen has been nearly perfect at 13-for-14, and is coming off a week that showcased his newfound durability.
Search on for America’s worst cook
May 30, 2007 in print edition on D6
The American Egg Board has launched a Search for America’s Worst Cook. Enter by June 30 for a shot at a trip for two to New York City and cooking classes at the Institute of Culinary Education.
Heavy rains may keep zoo closed for weeks
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B3
About half of the Hutchinson Zoo remained under water Sunday during what is normally one of its busiest weekends of the year.
Lawrence Datebook
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B2
May third-deadliest month as 10 troops die on Memorial Day
May 30, 2007 in print edition on A7
May is not yet over, and already it has recorded the third-highest monthly death toll for American forces in Iraq since the war began four years ago.
Ducks need to short-circuit penalty parade
Anaheim’s key players piling up punishments, spending too much time off the ice
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C6
Scott Niedermayer and defense partner Chris Pronger started and ended the Anaheim Ducks’ penalty-box procession in the Stanley Cup finals opener.
Web site forecasts day of Bonds’ 756th
May 30, 2007 in print edition on C5
For fans cheering against Barry Bonds as he approaches Hank Aaron’s home run record, there is some hope. For those wishing to be there in person if Bonds breaks the record, there is some help. Baseball Prospectus crunched the numbers and played out the rest of the San Francisco Giants’ season 1 million times, figuring out which day Bonds is most likely to hit his 756th career home run and what the chance is he won’t do it at all this season.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B10
As of July 1, Kansas was to have stiffer laws to deal with drunken drivers. The blood-alcohol limit was to be 0.10 in determining drunkenness, and firm enforcement was being promised by officials.
Three ways to fix chicken liven up staple of grilling season on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
May 30, 2007 in print edition on D2
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Chicken Madness: Three Chickens, Three Grills, Three Ways.”
Driver hospitalized after truck flips
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B1
A single-vehicle wreck early Tuesday sent a Lawrence man to the hospital.
Apple Users’ Group to meet June 6
May 30, 2007 in print edition on B8
The Lawrence Apple Users’ Group 2.0’s next meeting, “Home Automation via your Mac,” will be conducted at 7 p.m. June 6 in the community room at Signs of Life Bookstore, 722 Mass.