Archive for Monday, September 3, 2007

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Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Fall Sports Gallery Sunday's triathlon
Podcasts
Polls
How do you celebrate Labor Day?

Poll results

Response Percent
Other
 
42%
I’m working
 
36%
Cooking out
 
18%
Going to the lake
 
3%
Total 133
Videos

Lead stories

4:00 a.m.
Lawrence's newest art gallery opens Friday with a reception to celebrate its first exhibit, "Thresholds," which features a cadre of top-notch artists with local ties. Owner and artist Sally Piller dubbed the venue 6 Gallery, and she's pictured there, 716 1/2 Mass., where she'll also have a personal studio to create paintings and prints. Fresh canvas
September 2, 2007 in print edition on 1D
Lawrence’s newest art gallery opens Friday. It’s a cozy space, tucked into a basement that once housed a music store on Massachusetts Street. Local artist Sally Piller is the brains behind the operation, which she calls 6 Gallery. “As far as having any experience in this business, I don’t have any. But I feel like that can’t be a liability because you might as well reinvent the wheel,” she says.
6:00 a.m.
Phyllis McAdoo, a pharmacist for seven years at the Hy-Vee Pharmacy on Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive, fills out a prescription last week. At an age when many people have retired, McAdoo continues to work because she enjoys her job. State, union leaders to wage battle on pay rates
September 3, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The state’s top labor official is singing the praises of the Kansas economy but says the state minimum wage - the lowest in the nation - is too small. “The state minimum wage is embarrassingly low,” Secretary of Labor Jim Garner said. The state minimum wage is $2.65 per hour, by far the lowest of the 45 states that have a state minimum wage, and 55 percent lower than the federal minimum wage of $5.85 per hour.
4:00 p.m.
Bonita Yoder, is shown with her collection of dummies that have become professional tools as well as personal collectibles. The local attorney and real estate agent is scaling back her other lines of work to do more motivational speaking that involves her ventriloquism act. Trading law for laughs
September 3, 2007 in print edition on 1C
There are many jokes to be made about Bonita Yoder’s situation. Oh, so many jokes. Let’s get it out of our system early. You see, Yoder has been an attorney in Lawrence for 20 years. Now, she’s scaling back her law practice to step up her ventriloquism act. Yes, ventriloquism.
10:00 p.m.
New residential development west of Sixth and Wakarusa streets is one of the quickest growing areas of Lawrence, shown here in this file photo. City slowdown
September 4, 2007 in print edition on 1A
We’re not James Dean. We’re not too sexy for our shirt. We’re not the cat’s meow. There are lots of ways to say it, but as city leaders ponder another set of numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau showing that Lawrence isn’t growing nearly as fast as it used to, City Manager David Corliss has his own way of saying it.

All stories

6News video: KU enforces safety with locks on dorms
September 3, 2007
Dormitories at the University of Kansas go on lock down this fall; it’s the University’s next step to reinforce safety of the 4,500 students who live on campus.
6News video: Grant helps promote Haskell-Baker wetlands
September 3, 2007
The Wetlands Preservation Organization of Haskell recently received a $7,000 grant. They had no problem putting the money to good use to help educate the public on the Haskell-Baker wetlands.
6News video: Eudora teachers, school district continue negotiations
September 3, 2007
Eudora teachers and the school district say they need more time to reach an agreement on salaries and benefits for educators. A meeting last week with a government mediator will continue with another session on September 19.
6Sports video: Wissel, KU dominate home meet
September 3, 2007
This past weekend for Colby Wissel and the men’s cross country team was just another day at the office. The Jayhawk senior continued his reign on Rim Rock by finishing first for the second time in three years knowing it would be his last in the Crimson and Blue.
6News video: Kidcast for September 3, 2007
September 3, 2007
A bit of weather history, brought to you by a local youth.
6Sports video: KU offense goes vertical
September 3, 2007
Saturday, the Kansas offense exploded onto the scene by going vertical, racking up over 300 yards through the air. When the switch was made earlier in the year to Ed Warner as the new offensive coordinator, change was to be expected, but not this quickly.
6News video: Another accident in rural Douglas County
September 3, 2007
For the second time in two days, an emergency helicopter was called to the scene of a crash in rural Douglas County. The latest this afternoon, just after 2:00, when a single vehicle crashed on Highway 56 about a mile and a half west of Baldwin junction.
6News video: 25 domestic partner registries so far
September 3, 2007
In its first month in existence, 25 couples have registered with the state’s first domestic partnership registry. Lawrence launched Kansas’ first recognition for unmarried couples August 1.
6News video: Construction begins, continues in Lawrence, Douglas County
September 3, 2007
Construction begins this week for a stretch of Highway 59. For much of September and October, crews will be repaving Highway 59 between south Lawrence and the Douglas County line.
Felix becomes Category 5 hurricane after lashing Aruba
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
Hurricane Felix rapidly strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 storm Sunday and churned its way into the open waters of the Caribbean Sea after toppling trees and flooding some homes on a cluster of Dutch islands.
Lebanese army ends 15-week siege at Palestinian refugee camp
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
The Lebanese army declared victory Sunday in its 15-week-old war against Islamic radicals holed up in a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon, after a fierce final battle in which the last of the militants there were killed, captured or escaped.
2 sisters found in mine shaft
1 girl dead, 1 injured after ATV ride
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
A 13-year-old girl who fell into a brush-covered mine shaft while riding an all-terrain vehicle was found dead at the bottom Sunday, and her 10-year-old sister was rescued with serious injuries, authorities said. The girls, 13-year-old Rikki Howard and 10-year-old Casie Hicks, were out for a holiday weekend ride around 7 p.m. Saturday when their father, who was riding ahead of them on a dirt bike, noticed the girls were missing.
KU hopes electronic locks will increase security
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
New electronic locks on Kansas University’s residential buildings will keep a log of who comes in and when. KU Director of Student Housing Diana Robertson said the log will be kept at the housing office, and would be available in the event of a problem.
Blockbusters heat up box office
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B8
Hollywood lived its own second-chance “Rocky” story this summer as a business that looked to be going down for the count two years ago rebounded with record revenue and an unparalleled string of blockbuster hits. The movie industry had its first $4 billion summer and will finish with a haul of about $4.15 billion from the first weekend in May through Labor Day, according to box-office tracker Media By Numbers.
Horoscopes
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B8
Expect surprises this year. You’ll learn how centered, strong and responsible you can be. Don’t hesitate to trust yourself and your strength. Often you take an independent road. If you are single, you might want to meet Ms. or Mr. Right, and most likely you will. If you are attached, you’ll discover how important it is to agree to disagree. GEMINI pushes you into the limelight.
Vegas-sized profits
Nightclub owners next generation of moguls
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B9
It’s almost 3 a.m. at the Tao nightclub on the Strip, and the anthem for the night is still blaring: “Party like a rock, party like a rockstar : “
On the Record
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A4
¢ Law enforcement report¢ Emergency calls¢ Marriage licenses issued¢ Divorces granted
KU baseball roughs up Croatia
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
Things Kansas University’s baseball team likely won’t see come opening day in February: a 33-year-old designated hitter, players leaving and re-entering a game, gift exchanges, team photos with an opponent and the use of wooden bats.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
Keegan: Kansas offense different
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
College football fans all over the map invest emotions in believing this is the year the offense will look different, feature the vertical passing game and keep the defense in a constant state of retreat. Then the season starts, and it’s the same old, same old. Safe and boring.
20-year-old critically injured in rollover wreck
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
A 20-year-old Baker University student was flown to a Kansas City-area hospital in critical condition after a rollover wreck Sunday afternoon two miles southeast of Lawrence. Lt. Kari Wempe, a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, said the driver was headed north on County Road 1055 at 12:30 p.m. when she veered off the east edge of the road. She tried to pull her vehicle back onto the road but lost control.
KU researcher: Diet key in battling disease
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
For one Kansas University professor, the key to defeating infectious diseases may be something as simple as diet. No, not chicken soup for the malaria-ridden soul. But perhaps less iron for the man with tuberculosis. Or maybe a diet with reduced carbohydrates for a woman suffering from salmonella poisoning.
Miners’ families face challenges in mourning
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
The Crandall Cranyon mine has become a tomb, leaving the families of the six men trapped inside with no clear way to say goodbye. With the search for the miners lost in an Aug. 6 collapse suspended, relatives are now faced with finding a way to grieve for and remember Kerry Allred, Don Erickson, Luis Hernandez, Carlos Payan, Brandon Phillips and Manuel Sanchez - even though the men’s bodies were never found.
Darnell lightens up
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
The first noticeable change in Kansas University post player Darnell Jackson, as he put aside time for a chat on his way to a workout in the weight room, was that he looked lighter. He still has the broad shoulders and thick muscles, of course, but he’s definitely sporting a sleeker look.
Manhattan police searching for serial rapist
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A5
Police are on the hunt for a man they say has raped seven college-age women near Kansas State University over the past seven years, the latest attack coming last month. The man, they say, always wears long-sleeved shirts and dark-colored gloves and covers all but his eyes with a mask. Because of the mask, police don’t have a composite sketch of the suspect and few leads to track down.
Events calendar
September 3, 2007 in print edition on C2
Events around Lawrence.
Kansas receivers flawless
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
During the Kansas University coaching staff’s weekly film study of the previous day’s football game, a tally is kept to track how many passes the Jayhawk receivers dropped during the course of the day. This week’s answer was a pleasant surprise, after Kansas blew out Central Michigan, 52-7, on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. “None,” head coach Mark Mangino said.
Lawrence Datebook
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
People in the News
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B8
¢ Pitt says he, Jolie are ready for fifth child¢ Usher throws elaborate wedding ceremony¢ Woody Allen says he’s not an influence
Human Genome Project beginning to bear fruit
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A10
Four years ago, scientists triumphantly announced that they’d finished reading the entire human genome - the 3 billion “letters” of DNA that are the instruction manual for making a person. Trouble was, they didn’t know how to make sense of the bewildering clutter of A’s, C’s, G’s and T’s in the so-called “book of life.”
Calderon gives in to opponents on speech
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
Opposition lawmakers forced President Felipe Calderon to deliver his state of the union speech Sunday, a day late. They made him speak at the National Palace instead of in Congress and kept him off live television.
Singer returns home, to take stage at festival
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A4
Joey Glenn, originally from Jarbalo, recently had her single “Bless Her Heart” released nationally to radio stations. The 19-year-old, who is a 2006 Tonganoxie High School graduate, launched her career in country music with the single, part of a 10-song album called “Driven By Emotion,” which will be released to stores this month. Glenn’s producer is Graham Bland, who has spent the past year with Glenn selecting and recording songs for her album.
NYC seeks more welcoming image
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
Mara Haensel started her vacation braced for disaster. She arrived at the airport near her home in Barcelona, Spain, three hours early, in case some security official decided to detain her for questioning. She carefully noted the address where she’d be staying in New York City, since a friend told her that without it border officials would send her right home.
Downtown after-school program back in session
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A4
The Wednesdays at Liberty Hall program seeks volunteers to assist with programs serving junior high students from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday. Volunteers will help greet students, assist with fun and educational events, promote events downtown and help plan and coordinate programs and must commit until the end of the semester in December.
Uranium-enrichment goal accomplished
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
Iran claimed Sunday that it had reached its goal of running 3,000 centrifuges for uranium enrichment, a much higher number than recently estimated by the United Nations’ atomic agency. If true, the accomplishment might allow Iran to produce enough nuclear material for a bomb within a year, military experts have calculated.
Gonzales’ wife persuaded him to quit
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
It was embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ wife who persuaded him to pack it in. The nation’s beleaguered top lawman decided to resign last week after his wife, Rebecca, urged him to abandon his long-shot fight to stay in office, friends told Newsweek.
British troops withdraw from base in Iraq
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
British soldiers began withdrawing Sunday from their last base in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, paving the way for fresh troop cuts and fueling worries about the security of the country’s second-largest city and the surrounding region.
Kansas girl still fascinated by state’s stunning sunsets
September 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
When I first got here, I would chase sunsets nearly every evening, getting in my car and heading out west to watch them from a different hill. I still do it, but now that I’ve been here for several months, I have begun taking Kansas sunsets for granted.
Book offers tips for parents
September 3, 2007 in print edition on C2
People who think their social lives won’t change after having children are at best delusional.
Glavine beats Smoltz as Mets sweep
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
Backed by David Wright’s two-run homer, Tom Glavine won for the first time in four tries this season against longtime teammate, John Smoltz, beating Atlanta 3-2 on Sunday as the Mets completed a three-game sweep.
United States grabs gold
King James leads Team USA to 118-81 victory over Argentina
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B2
LeBron James put a record finish on the Americans’ dominance in the desert. James scored a team-record 31 points, and the United States beat Argentina, 118-81, on Sunday to win the FIBA Americas championship. Dwight Howard made all seven of his shots and scored 20 points, and Carmelo Anthony added 16 points for the Americans, who were never challenged while winning 10 games in 12 days and will head to Beijing next summer as one of the gold-medal favorites.
Shark panics beachgoers; later washes ashore dead
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A10
A 5-foot-long shark scared hundreds of swimmers out of the water, but on Sunday its lifeless body washed ashore. The thresher shark frightened crowds at Rockaway Beach on Saturday as it splashed along the Long Island shore.
Heart abnormalities affect athletes more
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
Cardiac problems like an abnormal heartbeat are exacerbated by rigorous exercise in a way that can be fatal in athletes, and regular testing for the problem could save lives, doctors at a heart conference said Sunday.
Iraqi leader denounces critics in U.S. Congress
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Sunday ordered a “professional and neutral” investigation into the violence that killed more than 50 people at a religious festival last week.
Two-month California fire declared contained
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
California firefighters finally declared victory over the Zaca fire Sunday. The blaze was declared fully contained at 6 p.m., two months after it was sparked by an allegedly reckless water pipe repair. The fire burned 375 square miles of wilderness in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties and injured 44 firefighters.
Not so neighborly
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Friday morning, Aug. 31, I witnessed just how “neighborly” and “friendly” this town is. As I approached the intersection of Sixth and Monterey Way, I noticed a vehicle with its emergency flashers on in the left turn lane. I asked the girl inside if she needed help and her answer was a pleading yes. Apparently she was having electrical problems with her vehicle.
Seven questions to ask about the 2008 campaign
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A7
Labor Day is the traditional starting date for presidential campaigns - but Labor Day the year before the election? That’s the reality of the 2008 campaign, a contest that has been barreling ahead since January. The weekend will find candidates crisscrossing Iowa and New Hampshire as if the election were weeks away.
New phase of comic strip begins today
September 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
Lynn Johnston’s popular comic strip “For Better or For Worse” begins a new phase today as character Michael Patterson looks through a family photo album with his 5-year-old daughter, Meredith. With this strip, Michael begins retelling the Patterson family story by recounting the courtship of his parents, John and Elly, the central characters in the 28-year-old strip read by millions each day.
On the money
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B9
U.S. Treasury savings bonds have a long track record as a method of risk-free saving and can be purchased for as little as $25. To learn more, here are a few places worth visiting on the Web:
Red Sox increase lead to 6
Boston victory over Baltimore widens gap in AL East
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B4
One day after Clay Buchholz pitched a no-hitter in his second major-league game, rookie Jacoby Ellsbury hit his first career homer, and Dustin Pedroia made another outstanding defensive play in Boston’s 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A9
Each of the 15,500 students expected at Kansas University for the fall semester was to pay the highest fees in school history.
Neighbors: Bird-scaring cannon is too loud
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
A group of residents is suing a farmer, claiming the propane cannon he uses to scare away birds from his sweet corn is too loud. Some of produce farmer Dennis Polley’s neighbors say the propane blasts - sometimes as loud as 120 decibels - have prevented them from enjoying their property.
Library move
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: From the Journal-World of Aug. 29, (“City Commission to send second letter regarding move”), I gather that the current proposal is for the public library to move to the space presently occupied by the post office at Seventh and Vermont, while the post office is to find itself another, as yet unknown, location downtown, but outsource its retail operations.
Strinden’s goal helps Kansas soccer claim 1-all tie with Auburn
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
Senior Emily Strinden scored Kansas University’s lone goal, and goalkeeper Colleen Quinn made five saves in a 1-1 soccer deadlock with Auburn early Sunday morning.
Upset ignites party time in Boone, N.C.
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B2
A summer Saturday night on a holiday weekend, a college campus and the impending return of the conquering heroes in the greatest upset in college football history. In the words of noted philosopher Jeff Spicoli: “Hey, Bud, let’s party!”
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 3, 1907: “Charles Woodbury, 26, drowned yesterday while swimming in the Kaw near Cameron’s Bluff. The incident took place about 4 p.m. but the body was not found until 10 this morning.
Seabury excels
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: “Lawrence SAT scores beat nation’s” read Wednesday’s headline. Hooray for Lawrence schools in their competition for academic achievements. The SAT scores reflect dedication from teachers and staff in helping our students with critical core education.
Ecological Consulting firm opens in Lawrence
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B9
Frank J. Norman announces the opening of his new business, Norman Ecological Consulting LLC, in Lawrence.
Workers ponder rewards, challenges on Labor Day
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
Life and death are all in day’s work for Lisa Pickel and Jake Barnett. For Pennie Dubisar-Cross and Phyllis McAdoo, their daily bread is earned by helping others. Today, the four workers and thousands of other Lawrence residents like them are celebrating Labor Day.
Felines strut their stuff on catwalk
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
Long hair, short hair or no hair. Cat lovers could take their pick Sunday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St., as 130 people from 12 states came to Lawrence for the Cat Fanciers’ Association show for pedigreed cats. “We do this for the thrill of competition and the camaraderie of being able to see people we’ve become friends with,” said Roger Brown, of Omaha, Neb.
CornerBank promotes credit analyst to VP
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B9
Cory Helmer, who started work at CornerBank as a teller supervisor in Lawrence, has been promoted to vice president/credit analyst for the Winfield-based financial company.
LMH nurse graduates from leadership program
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B9
The Kansas Hospital Association announces that Ann Gabel, a registered nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, has graduated from the KHA Leadership Institute.
Silence doesn’t mean God isn’t there
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A9
I was sitting on the deck in a chaise lounge. God was floating on His back in the pool. I pointed to the night sky, a white disk of moon rising magisterially into an infinity of black. “Nice work,” I said. God didn’t answer. “And hey, thanks for the weather today,” I said. “75 degrees, low humidity, a nice breeze. Well done.”
N.Korea agrees to disable nuclear programs
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
North Korea agreed Sunday to account for and disable its atomic programs by the end of the year, offering its first timeline for a process long sought by nuclear negotiators, the chief U.S. envoy said. Kim Gye Gwan, head of the North Korean delegation, said separately his country’s willingness to cooperate was clear - in return for “political and economic compensation” - but he mentioned no dates.
Supernatural’ fans help shelter
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
An “extraordinary” donation from a group of “Supernatural” television viewers has brought more than $1,000 for a Lawrence homeless shelter from benefactors across the world. Fans of the CW network series “Supernatural” raised the funds on the Internet, partially to benefit the Lawrence Community Shelter, 214 W. 10th St. “I’d imagine that (shelter director) Loring (Henderson) was very happy to find out that we were real people,” Dana Stodgel, a Fandom Rocks representative, quipped Sunday.
State, union leaders to wage battle on pay rates
Despite having lowest minimum in U.S., Kansas economy thrives
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
The state’s top labor official is singing the praises of the Kansas economy but says the state minimum wage - the lowest in the nation - is too small. “The state minimum wage is embarrassingly low,” Secretary of Labor Jim Garner said. The state minimum wage is $2.65 per hour, by far the lowest of the 45 states that have a state minimum wage, and 55 percent lower than the federal minimum wage of $5.85 per hour.
Sham competition?
It is hoped that five finalists aren’t competing for a federal biosecurity laboratory that ends up going to a sixth player that wasn’t even supposed to be in the running.
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A9
Maybe it’s all part of standard government procedure, but after all the fanfare surrounding the site selection for a new federal biosecurity laboratory, it was a little stunning to learn that none of the five “finalists” might get the nod for the project.
Traveling triathlon makes Sunday stop in Lawrence
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
For two hours Sunday morning, over 100 youngsters at the IronKids triathlon were given a bit of special treatment. After completing the final running event, each athlete was given the chance to cross the finish line with their names being called on a P.A. system and rock music playing across the fields at Free State High. According to IronKids race director Ryan Robinson, such attention was exactly the point.
Hunting decline endangers state revenues
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
Hunters remain a powerful force in American society, as evidenced by the presidential candidates who routinely pay them homage, but their ranks are shrinking dramatically and wildlife agencies worry increasingly about the loss of sorely needed license-fee revenue.
Da Vinci codex boosts museum
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B10
A computer-based, interactive exhibit featuring virtual versions of Leonardo da Vinci’s works helped Exploration Place post a profit during its two-month run, museum officials said. The “Virtual Codex Atlanticus” cost $255,460 to bring in from Italy and put on display, counting advertising and related costs. The museum brought in $338,000 over its run, which ended Aug. 26.
Trading law for laughs
Local attorney returns to ventriloquism during banner year for hobby
September 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
There are many jokes to be made about Bonita Yoder’s situation. Oh, so many jokes. Let’s get it out of our system early. You see, Yoder has been an attorney in Lawrence for 20 years. Now, she’s scaling back her law practice to step up her ventriloquism act. Yes, ventriloquism.
Where have all the Neanderthals gone?
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B8
The intrepid series “Digging for the Truth” (8 p.m., History) returns for a fourth season with two new hosts, adventurer Zay Harding and former Navy pilot Hunter Ellis. As you can surmise from the title, “Digging” puts great emphasis on archaeology, but the hosts consult experts of every stripe on their way to ferret out new facts about man’s past.
Tri magnifique!
FSHS/KU grad completes first Ironman triathlon - in France
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
If nothing else, Heather Schulze is ahead of schedule. When she started running a few years ago, she aimed to complete a marathon by the time she turned 30. Now 26, Schulze has completed nine of the 26.2-mile events.When she started cross training and added cycling and swimming into the mix, she set her sights on completing a triathlon by 2008.
Bannister states case; Royals rip Twins, 8-1
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
Brian Bannister shies away from talking about his place in the AL Rookie of the Year picture. His actions say plenty. Bannister won for the fourth straight time, Alex Gordon hit two home runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins, 8-1, Sunday.