Archive for Tuesday, September 4, 2007

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Party Cove, Labor Day 2007
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Polls
Why do you think Lawrence growth is lagging?

Poll results

Response Percent
Poor government policies
 
50%
Other
 
17%
We’ve reached our natural limit
 
17%
It’s the economy’s fault
 
14%
Total 634
Videos

Lead stories

3:02 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
"Act Now," is one of Gary Hinman's works in his "Toast to Lawrence" exhibit, a tribute to the breakfast staple. Art that’s best served with butter and jam
September 4, 2007 in print edition on 3A
All the elements seemed to weave, or rather bake, together for Gary Hinman’s first exhibition in more than a decade. The Eudora High School art teacher’s show, “Toast to Lawrence,” is at Wheatfields Bakery, 904 Vt., until Oct. 7. The show blends Kansas’ reputation as the world’s breadbasket, Wheatfields’ role as a bakery, and a breakfast staple - toast.
1:00 p.m.
Online chat
Chat about Kansas University's efforts in Greenland to predict the effects of global warming
September 4, 2007
Data gathered at Kansas University's Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets is helping answer one of the world's most pressing questions: How fast are the ice sheets melting and why? Since the center was formed at KU two years ago, it has sent researchers to Antarctica and Greenland and collaborated with schools and organizations across the globe. The technology that is being developed at KU has uses that extend to other planets. Chat with David Braaten, the deputy director of the Center on Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
4:00 p.m.
Tammi Weems, center, and Easton Weems, 7, bottom right, both of Ozawkie, watch 12-year-old Levi Saving, of Baldwin City, jump into the water while their boat is anchored in Party Cove at Perry Lake in this file photo from September 2007. Boaters right at home at Perry Lake hot spot
September 4, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Frank Tucker calls it front porch syndrome. But instead of potted flowers, swings and patio furniture there are rafts, inner tubes and boats - lots of them. The street address: Party Cove, Perry Lake.
10:00 p.m.
Johnny Landa Teen faces murder charge in girl’s death
September 5, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Johnson County prosecutors filed a second-degree murder charge Tuesday against a 19-year-old De Soto man, accusing him of recklessly driving away while his 17-year-old girlfriend, who later died from her injuries, fell to the ground.

All stories

6Sports video: KU volleyball returns home
September 4, 2007
After weekends in Oregon and Michigan, the Kansas volleyball team finally came home. Ray Bechard’s squad played its first contest in Lawrence against its rival from just across the border.
6News video: Baker student still in critical condition
September 4, 2007
A 20-year-old Baker University student injured Sunday in a rollover accident is in critical condition tonight in a Kansas City hospital’s care unit.
6News video: Chancellor teaches 14 students from the Outlook
September 4, 2007
KU’s top administrator moved to the head of the class. One class in particular that he teaches each Thursday at his residence, the Outlook.
6Sports video: Mangino happy with RBs
September 4, 2007
Conventional wisdom says two heads are better than one. And if you ask Kansas football coach Mark Mangino, he feels the same way about running backs.
6News video: Burroughs Creek Trail moving forward
September 4, 2007
City commissioners advanced plans to build the Burroughs Creek Trail through east Lawrence at their weekly meeting.
6Sports video: Chieftains volleyball looking to state
September 4, 2007
The Tonganoxie Chieftains are more than deserving of a shot at the state tournament. In fact, for six years, they’ve been one match away.
6News video: Smooth sailing for the Kansas Riverkeeper
September 4, 2007
It’s smooth sailing for the Kansas riverkeeper. Laura Calwell and a team of volunteers floated into Riverfront Park today, completing a two-day canoe trip that began in Topeka.
6News video: Pooch Plunge hits aquatic center
September 4, 2007
Swimmers in downtown Lawrence this afternoon didn’t need to worry about wearing bathing suits, putting on sunscreen, or even staying on a leash.
6Sports video: New offensive strategy works for KU
September 4, 2007
No huddle, get to the line of scrimmage, take your time, check the defense, get a signal from the sideline, then snap the ball. It’s all part of the new offense run by Ed Warinner and the Kansas Jayhawks.
6News video: Family asking for letters to change law
September 4, 2007
The power of words helps deliver justice for the family and friends of a Tonganoxie woman who died in a Valentine’s Day car accident. Amanda Bixby was just 19 years old when she was killed in the accident on Highway 24-40.
Plane carrying aviation adventurer Steve Fossett missing after leaving Nevada airstrip
September 4, 2007
Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, who has cheated death time and again in his successful pursuit of aviation records, was missing Tuesday after taking off in a single-engine plane the day before to scout locations for a land-speed record, officials said.
6News Now: Area pooches take the plunge
September 4, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, city leaders could blaze a new trail through East Lawrence at their weekly meeting tonight, plus it’s a dream come true for man’s best friend - an outdoor water park all to themselves!
Baker student in serious condition after rollover
September 4, 2007
A prayer vigil is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight for Molly Larson at the Osborne Chapel.
Additional charges filed in De Soto fatality
High school senior dies from injuries
11:31 a.m., September 4, 2007 Updated 02:02 p.m.
Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline today filed new, more severe charges against a 19-year-old De Soto man accused in what authorities say was a hit-and-run fatality accident Friday night in De Soto.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B3
Woodling: Lions run a spread? Believe it
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B1
I could hardly believe what I was seeing. Was that really Lawrence High’s football team? In their season opener last Friday night against Olathe North, the Lions were lining up with the quarterback five yards behind the center while three receivers were bunched on the wide side of the field.
Controlling waistline can help budget, too
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B9
Deborah McNaughton and Melinda Weinstein want us to face a simple truth: Many people consume too many calories and their unhealthy eating is costing them a piece of prosperity.
Haas handles Blake in five sets
U.S. netter ‘indecisive’ at end of long U.S. Open match
September 4, 2007
James Blake certainly had his chances to avoid another fifth-set disappointment. Seven times, he was two points away from victory Monday at the U.S. Open. Three times, he was a single point away.
Al-Maliki says he expects favorable marks in reports
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A6
Iraq’s prime minister said Monday he expects the U.S. ambassador and military commander to give his government favorable marks when they report to Congress next week and predicted passage of a law soon that could return more Sunnis to government jobs.
Truckers help police end high-speed chase
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A8
Three commercial truck drivers put on the brakes to help police stop a man who led authorities on a high-speed chase for more than 50 miles.
On the Record
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A4
¢ Law enforcement report¢ Condition reports¢ Emergency calls
Horoscopes
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B8
You make waves wherever you go, yet you yearn for a lower profile. Others seem to act in a most unpredictable manner, but who chose them to be in your life? Note that on some level you like the excitement. If you are single, Cupid’s arrow could hit hard in 2008. If you are attached, relish the heat that evolves between you in 2008. GEMINI can push you hard.
Study reveals men date who they see, not who they say
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A1
Science is confirming what most women know: When given the choice for a mate, men go for good looks. And guys won’t be surprised to learn that women are much choosier about partners than they are. “Just because people say they’re looking for a particular set of characteristics in a mate, someone like themselves, doesn’t mean that is what they’ll end up choosing,” said Peter M. Todd, of the cognitive science program at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Generation me
Some studies indicate collegians have an inflated sense of self; experts and students say claims are exaggerated
September 4, 2007 in print edition on C1
College may be considered a time for personal development, but concern is growing that the current generation of undergraduates is too self-involved.
Mangino A-OK with I-AA opponents
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino heard the giggles back in 2005 from schedule-strength pundits. With the ‘05 season just months away, KU quickly was running out of options to find one more nonconference opponent for its football schedule. Associate athletic director Larry Keating finally opened up communication with Division I-AA schools and found a team willing to come to Lawrence on the weekend Kansas needed someone.
Pedro returns, Mets remain red hot
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B4
Pedro Martinez’s comeback was vintage - a victory and a little history, too. Back on the mound for the first time in almost a year, the right-hander got his 3,000th career strikeout Monday and led resurgent New York past Cincinnati Reds. The NL East leaders increased their lead to five games over the Phillies.
School kids opt out of healthy food plan
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A2
Please sir, we don’t want any more! Naked Chef Jamie Oliver’s push for healthier foods to replace greasy french fries, chicken nuggets and turkey twizzlers on British school menus is in a twist. Apparently, the students aren’t anxious to try it.
Manning lends a hand
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B1
The two-hour birthday basketball clinic at Haskell Indian Nations University had concluded at noon Monday, and the 10 third-graders who had participated sat on the floor and looked up at Kansas University assistant basketball coach Danny Manning.
New Web site lets parents monitor teen cell phone use
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A10
For generations, parents have yelled at their kids about running up the family phone bill, talking to their friends at all hours, and sneaking calls to that low-life boyfriend. Technology has just achieved what lectures never could.
Teacher tunes up Eudora choirs
Growth, excellence earn instructor state award
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A4
The choral departments at Eudora High School and Eudora Middle School have a philosophy: more singers, more songs and more music in general. Instructor Angela Yarnell has followed that philosophy note for note during her teaching career in the district.
Go directly to ‘Jail’
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B8
John Langley, the creator and producer of “Cops,” now presents “Jail” (8 p.m., My Network). And I can only say, “What took you so long?” “Jail” is the logical spin-off of the documentary-style “Cops,” due to enter its 20th season later this month.
Lawrence Datebook
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Detained U.S. scholar leaves Iran after 8 months
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A8
An American scholar accused of promoting revolution in Iran has been allowed to leave the country and reunite with her family in Austria, ending months of protests by human-rights groups and heated exchanges between Tehran and Washington.
People in the News
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B8
¢ Director: Wilson better after hospitalization¢ ‘Diddy’ Combs throws Long Island White Party¢ Keyboardist shot dead by girlfriend’s neighbor
Revamped Chiefs have 20 new players
In keeping with drive to get younger, Kansas City has 11 first-year players
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B6
The Kansas City Chiefs have 20 new players on their 53-man roster, a number that is written in sand. It could change by the end of the week, said coach Herm Edwards, who is holding true to his vow to remake a veteran team that hasn’t won a playoff game since the 1993 season.
Showing up’
Teachers should be gratified to know that even the disruptive students are picking up something as they go along.
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A9
There’s a lot to be said for just “showing up.” Chuck Mead, the keynote speaker at the annual Community Education Breakfast on Friday, had a lot of fun playing down his accomplishments as a student in the Lawrence school district. Mead, the lead singer for the Grammy-nominated band BR549, remembered his school days more for his disruptive antics than for his academic prowess.
Tourists flee as Hurricane Felix nears Central American coast
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A2
Planes shuttled tourists from island resorts in a desperate airlift Monday as Hurricane Felix bore down on Honduras and Belize. But thousands of Miskito Indians were stranded along a swampy coastline where the Category 4 storm was expected to make landfall.
Motorcycle deaths rising in Kansas
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A5
The number of motorcyclists dying on Kansas roads doubled between 2001 and 2006 and the rate of motorcycle deaths in the state is higher than the national average, according to state accident reports.
Cliques a challenge for students
September 4, 2007 in print edition on C1
The athletes, the cheerleaders, the theater buffs and the yearbook club. Every middle school and high school has its cliques.
FCB Bank appoints VP, branch manager
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B9
FCB Bank, De Soto, recently announced the promotion of loan officer Michael Graham to vice president and branch manager. Graham manages day-to-day operations at the De Soto bank, while continuing to work in commercial lending with Brent Lathrom, vice president.
Heat wave causes blackouts
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A8
Parts of Southern California sweltered in triple-digit temperatures Monday as a heat wave stretched into the seventh day and contributed to power outages that left thousands without air conditioning.
Bush makes surprise Iraq visit
President envisions troop cutback but gives no timetable
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A6
President Bush hinted at U.S. troop cutbacks in Iraq on Monday, saying security conditions are improving to the point “where I’m able to speculate on the hypothetical.”
Vatican policeman dies in apparent suicide
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A8
A cadet in the Vatican police force was found fatally shot in the head early Monday inside the barracks in what officials said was an apparent suicide over a breakup with a girlfriend.
U.S. may be favored in ‘08 Games
Dream Team’ type performances by Kobe, LeBron and Company spur Americans to routs in Vegas
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B2
From the string of U.S. romps to the sound of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the FIBA Americas championship was a reminder of the way international basketball tournaments used to look. There never was much doubt about the outcome. The real questions involve next summer. For starters, who is the favorite in Beijing?
Study finds surge in bipolar diagnoses
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A2
A new analysis suggests there’s been a huge increase in the number of U.S. children diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but experts question whether the surge is real and say some kids have been mislabeled.
Preliminary results: Opposition wins election
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A2
Jamaica’s main opposition won a close election victory Monday, according to preliminary results, but the prime minister said the results were still too close to call and the ruling party was not ready to concede defeat.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 4, 1907: “Seventy-five ‘bohunks’ employed here by the Union Pacific went swimming in the river Sunday and one almost drowned. He was pulled out just in time by his companions and is fortunate to be alive.
City slowdown
Lawrence’s population growth lagging behind most other Big 12 communities
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A1
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.
K-10 Association sets meeting in Olathe
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B9
K-10 Association Inc. will conduct a membership meeting from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sept. 14 at the new building for the National Board for Respiratory Care and its Applied Measurement Professionals Inc. subsidiary in the Corporate Ridge Office Park, near the intersection of Kansas Highway 10 and Ridgeview Road.
Royals activate Teahen, recall pair of pitchers
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Kansas City Royals activated outfielder Mark Teahen from the 15-day disabled list and recalled pitchers Kyle Davies and Leo Nunez from Triple-A Omaha before their game against the Texas Rangers on Monday night.
Juggling e-mail
How to keep your inbox from controlling you
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B9
Thanks to the avalanche of messages they receive every day, many professionals and office workers say they suffer from e-mail overload. It doesn’t have to be that way. People feel “they are complete slaves to e-mail,” said Julie Morgenstern, founder of Julie Morgenstern Enterprises, a New York-based time-management consulting firm.
Boaters right at home at Perry Lake hot spot
Party Cove a popular place to meet and greet
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A3
Frank Tucker calls it front porch syndrome. But instead of potted flowers, swings and patio furniture there are rafts, inner tubes and boats - lots of them. The street address: Party Cove, Perry Lake.
Thousands of pounds of ice a cool gift for Topeka district
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B10
The Topeka school district is finding ways to use 16,000 pounds of ice it received from the federal government. Dianna Gee, a spokeswoman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said the 800 20-pound bags of ice FEMA gave to the Topeka school district last month were left over from Kansas flood relief efforts.
Former LHS student scores in intern contest
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B9
John Parker Jr., a senior at Washington and Lee University who attended Lawrence High School, recently placed second nationally in the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Summer Lives Contest.
Company squeezing more ethanol from corn
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A2
A company that has been making ethanol from corn for more than 20 years says its ethanol research should allow it to squeeze 27 percent more fuel from each acre of the crop.
1st female Beefeater takes up post
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A8
The first woman to join the ranks of the Beefeaters in more than 500 years has mastered the Ceremony of the Keys, the nightly locking-up ritual of the Tower of London guards. But she says she is still learning the bloody history of the site that holds the Crown Jewels to prepare for guiding more than 2 million visitors every year.
An income tax border war
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A9
It’s not as if Kansans and Missourians needed something else to quarrel about. People who live along the border separating the states have been fighting since even before Kansas was admitted to the Union as free state in 1861. …
Youth football teams enjoy weekend tournament success
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B5
With the start of the Lawrence Youth Football season less than a week away, a few of its teams took to the field a little early. The fourth-grade Lawrence Twisters and fifth- and sixth-grade Hurricanes took part in the National Youth Sports Sanctioning Organization Tournament of Champions over the weekend at Youth Sports Inc.
Double Take: Mom wonders how she can help bullied daughter succeed in school
September 4, 2007 in print edition on C1
Dear Dr. Wes and Julia: My 12-year-old daughter has virtually no friends and seems to be a target for every bully at school. On numerous occasions, I have addressed the issues with the school, but things only get better for a short time and then get worse again. I might add that my daughter is bipolar but does get counseling and is on medication. She is entering junior high this year. Any suggestions for a smoother school year?
Air Force assignment renews longtime ties
Serviceman has known commander since birth
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A3
At one time or another, each of us has thought, “It’s a small world” or “It’s a small Air Force” when we run into friends and co-workers whom we have been stationed with in the past.
Orchids date from era of the dinosaurs
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A2
Orchids, it appears, were blooming when dinosaurs roamed Earth, new research indicates. The findings offer the first clear insights into the evolutionary history of the flowering plants, which has long been shrouded in mystery.
Webster’s view of presidency still relevant
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A9
For the next several months New Hampshire will wrestle with what makes a good president. The state’s presence at the top of the presidential primaries gives it special prominence, maybe even special perspective. And so, while it ponders the qualities that make for greatness in the chief executive, perhaps it is useful to examine what New Hampshire’s greatest native son had to say about the subject.
Research awaits final preparations at KSU lab
Work to begin in January at food security location
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A3
Kansas State University’s Biosecurity Research Institute was completed last fall, but still no research is under way in the $54 million facility. The institute has been touted as evidence of Kansas’ growing national stature in the area of food security. And it is being used to try to lure a larger Homeland Security lab, the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility, or NBAF.
Texas Tech cruises past SMU, 49-9
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B3
Texas Tech has proven in recent years that it can keep its offense chugging even when changing quarterbacks. Turns out, coach Mike Leach can plug offensive linemen and receivers into his system just as seamlessly.
Art that’s best served with butter and jam
Tribute to toast on display at Wheatfields
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A3
All the elements seemed to weave, or rather bake, together for Gary Hinman’s first exhibition in more than a decade. The Eudora High School art teacher’s show, “Toast to Lawrence,” is at Wheatfields Bakery, 904 Vt., until Oct. 7. The show blends Kansas’ reputation as the world’s breadbasket, Wheatfields’ role as a bakery, and a breakfast staple - toast.
Halloween’ scares up record debut
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B8
“Halloween” came early and closed Hollywood’s strong summer season with a record-breaking Labor Day weekend debut. Rob Zombie’s new take on John Carpenter’s 1978 horror sensation “Halloween” slashed its way to a $31 million haul over the four-day weekend, surpassing the $20.1 million gross for 2005’s “Transporter 2,” which had held the record for best Labor Day opening.
Business insists it has no financial ties with Bin Ladin
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A8
The Saudi Binladin Group is not liable for the Sept. 11 attacks, attorneys for the multinational engineering firm claim, because it made Osama bin Laden surrender his stake in the company 14 years ago.
Mariners snap losing skid
Ichiro records hit No. 200 for seventh consecutive season
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B4
Ichiro Suzuki and the Mariners put an emphatic end to their nine-game losing streak. Suzuki had three hits to equal another record, Roger Clemens came out with elbow discomfort that required an MRI exam and the Mariners beat the Yankees in the opener of a crucial series.
Money tip
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B9
Here’s Consumer Reports’ five-step plan for collecting rebates:
Appeals court finds ugly implications in Florida city’s ban on pickup trucks
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A10
Founded in the 1920s as a fantasyland of Mediterranean architecture, this affluent Miami suburb, one of the nation’s first planned communities, has a long-standing reputation for zealous aesthetic policing, ruling over everything from hedge heights to what colors residents may paint their homes. Now a guy in a pickup truck is threatening the social order.
Greinke starts, Kansas City wins
September 4, 2007 in print edition on B1
Zack Greinke is making the most of his second chance in the Kansas City Royals’ rotation this season. The 23-year-old right-hander allowed five hits in five shutout innings for his first win as a starter since April, and the Royals beat the Texas Rangers, 8-1, Monday night. Featuring a fastball in the mid-to-high 90s, Greinke (6-5) struck out four without a walk in his 10th start of the season.
Kid Nation’ parents speak out about concerns
September 4, 2007 in print edition on C2
Amid the media firestorm and scrutiny by public officials, a group of “Kid Nation” parents has expressed concerns to two Los Angeles-based advocacy groups that monitor child labor in the entertainment industry about the way producers handled aspects of the production in New Mexico this spring.
Donor supports KU hall’s longevity
New campus housing facility’s upkeep fund called unprecedented
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A1
It took a $4 million donation to build Kansas University’s 12th scholarship hall, but a $400,000 donation will keep it from falling into disrepair. The university in January announced that former state legislator and KU alumnus Carl C. Krehbiel had given $4 million to build the school’s 12th scholarship hall. Later this month, the university will announce that Krehbiel has agreed to donate an additional $400,000 to try to keep the building from going on a future deferred-maintenance list.
Bombs kill at least 15
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A2
A powerful bomb ripped through a bus carrying employees from the armed forces, while a device tied to a motorcycle went off in a commercial district near Pakistan’s capital today, authorities and local media said. At least 15 people were killed in the blasts.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 4, 2007 in print edition on A9
The southbound span of the Massachusetts Street bridge over the Kansas River here provided a bird’s eye view for filming of “The Day After,” an ABC Films production focusing on the possible aftermath of a nuclear holocaust.