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12:00 a.m.
Luke Rhodes, 15, Lawrence, is one of several students who will participate in the International Institute of Young Musicians competition and workshops during July at KU. Keyed in: Local pianist hopes institute takes talents to new levels
July 5, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Twice a week, Luke Rhodes hits the gym with high school football and basketball players, lifting weights to hone his skills. But he’s doesn’t play a sport. He plays the piano. That’s in addition to the two hours a day he spends practicing. And the 1 1/2 hours he spends weekly taking private lessons.
6:00 a.m.
Members of the Lawrence Bicycle Club head east in formation on North 1400 Road during their weekly ride on Wednesday. With higher gas prices and warmer weather, motorists should expect to see more cyclists on the road, and both groups need to follow the rules of the road to ensure safety. Motorists, cyclists share responsibility
July 6, 2008 in print edition on 1B
For Randy Breeden, bicycling isn’t always a relaxing spin. Drivers have cursed him, buzzed by him and honked at him. Breeden, a 17-year bicyclist who racks up about 7,000 miles a year, has had many close calls. Some have been so close that they have raised the hairs on his arms.
10:00 a.m.
Adolfo Garcia-Nunez, 5'08", 150 lbs. (Date of photo: 2006) Suspect in killing commits suicide
9:24 p.m., July 5, 2008 Updated 11:15 p.m. in print edition on 1B
The suspect in the death of a 25-year-old Kansas University student committed suicide while in police custody in New Jersey, according to Lawrence police.
5:00 p.m.
From left, Llya Tabakh, Kansas University research associate, and Susan Williams, associate professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, look over KU's biofuel setup on West Campus. As more people are trying to go green, a group at KU is ready to test its biofuel made for less than $1 per gallon, with leftover cooking oil and methanol combined with lye. KU team to test biodiesel
July 6, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Susan Williams isn’t exactly John D. Rockefeller, but she does hope to exploit what she sees as an opportunity-filled market for alternative fuels. With her raw materials virtually cost-free - used cooking oil from campus dining facilities, leftover methanol from chemistry researchers and potassium hydroxide (lye) from the hardware store - the associate professor of chemical and petroleum engineering and her colleagues can brew up biodiesel for less than $1 a gallon.
9:00 p.m.
Children move across the Lily Pad feature at Lawrence's Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Ky. The center's attendance has dropped by about 3,300 swimmers. Fewer swimmers surface at outdoor aquatic center
July 6, 2008 in print edition on 1B
They blame the mild month of June, not the higher swimming fees. Recreational swimming attendance at Lawrence’s Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Ky., has decreased by about 3,300 swimmers from this point in 2007 - from 65,650 people to 62,357 through June 30. “It just hasn’t got quite as warm as normal during this time of year,” said Lori Madaus, the city’s aquatics supervisor.

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Advice for ‘Boomers’ on how to recover after heavy workouts
July 6, 2008
If you have a tendency to ‘go for the burn,’ especially on long, holiday weekends, Boomergirl.com managing editor Cathy Hamilton has some advice on how to avoid those ‘day after’ aches and pains.
Sunday, July 6 weather at 10 p.m.
July 6, 2008
The forecast for Monday, July 7 calls for a high of 96 with a low around 73.
Questions surround deaths of Jana Mackey, suspect
July 6, 2008
Days after the murder of a KU law student, many questions remain about the events that led to the deaths of both the victim and the suspect.
KU student in coma after accident while studying abroad
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A5
A 20-year-old Kansas University student is in a Paris, France, hospital after sustaining an injury this weekend while studying abroad, KU officials confirmed Sunday afternoon.
Motorists, cyclists share responsibility
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
For Randy Breeden, bicycling isn’t always a relaxing spin. Drivers have cursed him, buzzed by him and honked at him. Breeden, a 17-year bicyclist who racks up about 7,000 miles a year, has had many close calls. Some have been so close that they have raised the hairs on his arms.
Power play: Kansas companies compete to upgrade electric power grid
July 6, 2008 in print edition on E1
Industry and government officials agree the U.S. needs what amounts to a new interstate highway system for electricity if it is to fully harness wind power. They’re looking to utilities and other companies to build new transmission lines, and a fight has started in Kansas for the right to build - and profit from - the first stretches of a regional, high-voltage circuit.
Trading for fuel-efficient car may not save you money
July 6, 2008 in print edition on E1
Thinking about trading in that gas-guzzling sport utility vehicle for a fuel-efficient compact? Better do the math first, experts say.
New regents chairwoman will face economic challenges
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A5
When Donna Shank was in high school, a counselor told her that a college education was probably not a possibility. Her grades were fine, but her financial background - her father was a truck driver - put higher education out of reach. Shank, 51, of Liberal, said she doesn’t want that to happen to anyone else.
US removes ‘yellowcake’ uranium
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A7
The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program - a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium - reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans.
Pakistan alleviates assault on militants in tribal area
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A7
Pakistani security forces have eased an operation against insurgents in a tribal region near the border with Afghanistan as local elders try to negotiate peace with a militant leader, a government official said Saturday.
Life in fast lane proves costly
July 6, 2008 in print edition on D1
I got my first speeding ticket in 29 years, and I couldn’t be happier. Don’t get me wrong. At first, I was mad. I’m talking nail- spitting, fit-to-be-tied, bent-out-of-shape, hot-under-the-collar, up-in-arms, red-faced, seething, fuming anger, my friends.
Exes and uh-ohs
Author Ashley chronicles her 11 marriages
July 6, 2008 in print edition on D3
Bonnie Ashley has grouped together all seven of her ex-husbands. The Bethany Beach, Del., resident scanned their images on a sheet of paper that she often shows folks eager to know how she managed to get married and divorced 11 times - tying and severing the knot with two of the men three times each - and why the unions lasted anywhere from 45 days to just under five years.
Bankruptcies
July 6, 2008 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
KU team to test biodiesel
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
Susan Williams isn’t exactly John D. Rockefeller, but she does hope to exploit what she sees as an opportunity-filled market for alternative fuels. With her raw materials virtually cost-free - used cooking oil from campus dining facilities, leftover methanol from chemistry researchers and potassium hydroxide (lye) from the hardware store - the associate professor of chemical and petroleum engineering and her colleagues can brew up biodiesel for less than $1 a gallon.
Pump patrol
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.79 at Presto Convenience Store at 602 W. Ninth St.
Tuition lawsuit cost state $175,000
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
It has cost the state nearly $175,000 to defend a law that allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition for higher education. The law, enacted in 2004, was challenged by a group of parents and non-Kansas students represented by Kris Kobach, chairman of the Kansas Republican Party.
Study: Orangutan populations declining sharply
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Orangutan numbers have declined sharply on the only two islands where they still live in the wild and they could become the first great ape species to go extinct if urgent action isn’t taken, a new study says.
Venus topples Serena for Wimbledon title
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C3
Thrilled as she was to win her fifth Wimbledon singles championship, Venus Williams dialed down her celebration.
Take your backyard grilling upscale with ‘green’-friendly tips
July 6, 2008 in print edition on D2
If you think you’ve got skills with the grill, it’s time to put them on display. But before you head out back, check out the latest and greatest for outdoor entertaining.
Behind the Lens: Invest in yourself - not your camera
July 6, 2008 in print edition on D4
Earlier this week, Nikon announced their much-anticipated D700 camera body, sending waves of excitement through the photo industry. As much as I want that silly $3,000 camera body, I will never buy it. Neither should you. Now let me explain why.
Nuptials change as the bride grows up
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B7
An ominous moment arrives in every wedding when the minister invites anyone who can show “just cause” why the couple should not be married to “speak now; or else forever hold your peace.” No one ever speaks up, of course.
Iran defies West’s request to halt uranium enrichment
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
Iran indicated Saturday that it has no plans to meet a key Western demand that it stop enriching uranium, a day after Tehran sent the European Union a response to an international offer of incentives for halting enrichment.
Iraqi boy’s first swim sign of progress
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A7
Muntadhar al-Sharify stood shivering Saturday in Baghdad’s searing heat, a smile on his young face.
Obama: Response to Iraq remarks overblown
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Barack Obama celebrated “active faith” as an obligation of religious Americans and a chief agent of societal change while speaking Saturday to a nearly all-black roomful of churchgoers, but hoping to reach far beyond them.
Fewer swimmers surface at outdoor aquatic center
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
They blame the mild month of June, not the higher swimming fees. Recreational swimming attendance at Lawrence’s Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Ky., has decreased by about 3,300 swimmers from this point in 2007 - from 65,650 people to 62,357 through June 30. “It just hasn’t got quite as warm as normal during this time of year,” said Lori Madaus, the city’s aquatics supervisor.
Self provides plenty of leverage on recruiting trail
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C1
Known as one of the top recruiters in the country during his 16 seasons as a college head basketball coach, Bill Self has additional ammunition to use in pursuing prep players in the Class of 2009. Kansas University’s sixth-year coach, who today hits the road for the start of the July evaluation period, can sell …
Fireworks accident hurts 37 in Iowa town
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Fourth of July fireworks shell misfired in a northern Iowa town, sending a fireball skidding down a street into a crowd of spectators and injuring 37 people, officials said Saturday.
10 Taliban killed while planting bomb
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Gunmen in a dangerous part of southern Afghanistan assassinated an Afghan lawmaker, while a roadside bomb that militants were planting detonated prematurely, killing 10 Taliban, officials said Saturday.
Tigers RB Temple also wanting to prove himself at next level
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C1
Former Missouri running back Tony Temple just wants a chance. One chance to prove he should have been snagged in April’s 2008 NFL Draft. One chance to prove the Cotton Bowl-record 281 rushing yards and four touchdowns he recorded in his final game in a Missouri uniform wasn’t a fluke.
Royals blanked by suddenly scorching Rays
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C6
When Andy Sonnanstine takes the mound, the Tampa Bay Rays expect to win.
3 freed hostages give thanks for their rescue
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
The three American hostages rescued by Colombia’s military said in their first public statement that they are doing fine and are thrilled to “return home to the country we love.”
Russell earns spot in 2008 Olympics
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C6
Scott Russell is headed to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Liquor sales explode on Fourth of July
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B2
The fireworks weren’t the only things booming during Independence Day. Friday marked the second time local liquor stores have taken advantage of an ordinance that allows them to sell liquor on certain holidays that fall on a weekday.
American League Roundup: Rivera iffy as Yanks edge Bosox
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C4
Mariano Rivera flashed his classic form just in time.
On the record
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B2
A 21-year-old Lawrence man reported a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier was burned in the 900 block of Ward Street between 11 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday. The damage estimate is $8,000.
Tipsters help nab murder suspect
July 6, 2008 in print edition on E10
The television image of fugitive murder suspect Nicholas Sheley’s mug shot was fresh in Samantha Butler’s mind as she ventured out to get dinner for the family, warning her relatives to lock the door behind her.
Somebody’s gaining on Spitz
Phelps wins 100 fly, locks up eight-race schedule for Games
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C2
Michael Phelps will get another shot at Mark Spitz’s Olympic record in Beijing.
Sprinter Gay tumbles
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C2
Tyson Gay accelerated through the first curve. Then, he started flying.
Briscoe snares pole at Watkins Glen
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C5
Scott Dixon came into the weekend insisting it wasn’t going to be easy to make it four straight IndyCar victories at Watkins Glen International. Looks as if he was right.
War pets meet teen sponsors
July 6, 2008 in print edition on D8
A charity organization honored a group of high school students recently for raising more than $10,000 to help soldiers bring home animals they adopted while on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Uncle Sam depictions change through the years
July 6, 2008 in print edition on D4
Uncle Sam has changed since he was first pictured in 1852. There is disagreement about how Uncle Sam came to be. Most sources say that by 1816, meat barrels sent to the Army were stamped “U.S.” and soldiers claimed it stood for “Uncle Sam,” the nickname for Samuel Wilson, a meatpacker.
Gordon Parks counted poetry among talents
July 6, 2008 in print edition on D6
Editor’s note: In her Ad Astra Poetry Project, Kansas Poet Laureate Denise Low highlights historic and contemporary poets who resided in Kansas for a substantial part of their lives. Eventually, she will collect the biweekly broadsides into a book, to be published by the Center for Kansas Studies at Washburn University, in cooperation with Thomas Fox Averill.
Guillen, KC coach argue
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C2
Volatile Kansas City outfielder Jose Guillen entered into a heated clubhouse exchange with pitching coach Bob McClure, knocking over chairs before several Royals separated them before Saturday night’s 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay.
Prosperity
July 6, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Prosperity by James Cravens.
Williams sisters earn third doubles crown
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C3
When Venus Williams won her second match point of the day at Wimbledon, even little sister Serena could celebrate.
KU’s Jiles falls barely short of quarterfinals
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C6
Kansas University standout Julius Jiles ran the 110-meter hurdles in 13.98 seconds Saturday in the men’s preliminaries, falling short of advancing to the quarterfinals at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.
Proper insulation cuts energy bills
July 6, 2008 in print edition on D4
As fuel prices keep skyrocketing, talk keeps turning to ways of saving energy. The focus tends to be on heating costs, but a well-insulated house in which air leaks are sealed means money saved on summer cooling costs, as well.
Stun gun thief in video sent to prison
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Wisconsin man who posted a video online showing him and his father shocking each other with a stolen stun gun has been sent to prison.
Circumstances boost justice’s influence
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B6
The most dramatic stories in any field of competitive endeavor are those that recount events that almost never happened. It’s the scoreless ballgames that end with a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth that linger in the psyches of winners and losers - not the 9-3 walkovers.
Best-sellers
July 6, 2008 in print edition on D3
This week’s best-selling fiction and non-fiction literature.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 6, 1908: “Carl Kurz, the swimming daredevil, has lined up other swimmers to join him in the Lawrence to Kansas City race, which is due to be the longest in the world when it is completed.
Road trip souvenir leaves tourist ticked off
July 6, 2008 in print edition on D2
With bare feet - sans DEET - shoved into red Crocs (will I never learn?), I stood in thick grass at Gettysburg and worried about chiggers while listening to our guide speak of the Civil War battle of Culp’s Hill. It was a long battle - three days - and, while husband Ray assures me that the guide didn’t talk THAT long, I’m pretty sure he didn’t leave out many details.
Overcoming obstacles
McAnderson fighting to crack NFL roster
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C1
Post-graduate life has not been overly kind to Brandon McAnderson. Since piecing together a senior season in which he compiled 1,125 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns for the Orange Bowl-champion Jayhawks, the former Kansas University running back and Lawrence High product has experienced a collection of bumps, bruises, disappointments and near-misses in his quest to make an NFL roster.
Chalmers gears for summer league
Miami Heat’s second-round pick has chance to earn meaningful minutes as rookie
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C2
Everywhere Mario Chalmers goes these days, someone asks about The Shot. You know the one. Down by three, 2.1 seconds left, NCAA title game, Kansas vs. Memphis. Chalmers gets the ball near the top of the key, lets fly over the outstretched arm of Memphis guard Derrick Rose and waits for the crowd to roar. They did, the Jayhawks head to overtime and minutes later, they’re the national champions and Chalmers is the hero of the Sunflower State.
Lawmakers to launch new rendition probe
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
Lawmakers pledged today to study the movements of planes and ships traveling to the remote British outpost Diego Garcia amid persistent suspicion it is used by U.S. authorities to detain or transfer terrorism suspects.
More cases in outbreak of salmonella reported
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
The government on Saturday increased the number of people reported being sickened in a record salmonella outbreak in which tomatoes are the leading suspect although investigators are testing other types of fresh produce.
Traffic problems spur city to restripe Tennessee St.
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B5
Paul Hahn remembers when he could park on Tennessee Street without worrying about his car. For five years, before the street was repaved two years ago, Hahn, 44, would park his car on the west side of the 1900 block of the street without a second thought. But after the repaving was done, something changed. “The factor is when the line was painted in the wrong place,” he said.
Fine Arts school ponders changes
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B3
A clear-cut future for Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts remains elusive after a set of recommendations on how to reorganize the school was delivered to university officials this week. After a two-month study on a possible reorganization of the school, Provost Richard Lariviere said the issue remains muddled.
Wheat crop forces farmers to work during holiday
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B8
Some years, farmers harvesting the state’s winter wheat crop have taken a break for Independence Day. But this year has been different.
Nadal, Federer more than familiar with one another
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C3
After moving within a victory of his sixth consecutive Wimbledon title, Roger Federer found time to catch only a few games of Rafael Nadal’s semifinal.
National League Roundup: Ankiel helps Cards clip Cubs
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C4
Rick Ankiel slapped a two-run, two-out single to right field in the bottom of the ninth inning to cap a three-run rally and lead St. Louis over Chicago on Saturday.
Mistaken drug delivery leads to arrest
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A8
FedEx prides itself on reliability. But a mistaken delivery tipped off police to a 200-pound shipment of marijuana that someone tried to send from Pembroke Pines, Florida to Baltimore via the shipping company.
Johnson County bridge repairs begin
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
Motor, pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be disrupted in Johnson County starting Monday, as repair work begins on the 79th Street bridge over Interstate 435.
Books make gourmet food accessible
July 6, 2008 in print edition on D1
Two recent cookbooks aim to make upscale eating at home easy.
Review: Detective crosses paths of serial killer, suspects president
July 6, 2008 in print edition on D3
It’s a common plot ploy: A detective takes what looks like an easy job and winds up running for her life. That’s the situation in which Dana Cutler finds herself when she takes an assignment from a politically connected attorney to follow a pretty college student. But in the hands of best-selling mystery writer Phillip Margolin, nothing is ever simple, and no one is really safe.
Kyle Busch battles to win
Sprint Cup leader claims wild sixth victory
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C5
Kyle Busch fell a lap down at Talladega and came back to win. So when a steering problem dropped him to the back of the field at Daytona, he didn’t panic. He simply settled in for the long drive back to the front. And back to Victory Lane.
Bush faces several challenges at his last economic summit
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
The problems do not get any easier as President Bush attends his final summit with leaders of industrialized democracies.
Military service respected, but it doesn’t guarantee votes
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A4
How important is military service in this presidential election? Republican nominee John McCain has a vaunted military record. Democrat Barack Obama has none. But four months out from the voting, Obama is ahead in national surveys.
Eudora project extends deadline
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B3
Construction for the downtown revitalization project is set to begin Monday, but the project will take longer than the original 90-day estimate.
Illness ensures Stewart’s run of bad luck continues
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C5
Tony Stewart’s freaky season of bad luck took another turn when the two-time NASCAR champion fell ill during Saturday night’s race at Daytona International Raceway.
Political energy
How many groups does the state need working on energy and environmental policy?
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B6
The state’s current strategy on energy and the environment doesn’t reflect the kind of unified effort that’s needed to set a productive course for Kansas. At least three different state groups have been formed to consider issues related to energy and greenhouse gases. They appear to be working independently of - if not at cross purposes with - one another, in a way that may be setting the stage for a political train wreck on the issues.
Physical therapy firm adds KU grad
July 6, 2008 in print edition on E1
Mark Luttrell has joined the staff at Bird Physical Therapy, Lawrence.
Benefit to help lung cancer research
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
A lung cancer benefit for the nonprofit Addi’s Cure will be at 5:30 p.m. July 18 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
District board member set to become next president
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
He’s worked with districts across the state. And in his three years on the board of education, Craig Grant has seen Lawrence’s school system up close. “This is the first time I’ve been able to really know the inner workings of a particular school district,” Grant said. The retired Kansas National Education Association staffer and lobbyist is about to get an even closer look.
Man out-spits father, claims pit-spitting title
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Brian “Young Gun” Krause has out-spit his father to claim his seventh championship at the International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship in Eau Claire.
Detours suggested for city intersection
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
The city’s advising motorists to avoid the intersection of 23rd and Iowa streets Monday morning.
Tens of thousands protest against US beef
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in South Korea’s capital Saturday against U.S. beef imports, as a pro-government group staged a counter rally calling for an end to weeks of sometimes-violent protests.
Calif. wildfires strain resources
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
A wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Southern California spread slowly through scenic canyonlands Saturday, straining resources as crews struggled to contain hundreds of other blazes around the state.
Father’s grief inspires maker of military robots
July 6, 2008 in print edition on E10
The knock on Brian Hart’s door came at 6 a.m. An Army colonel, a priest and a police officer had come to tell Hart and his wife that their 20-year-old son had been killed when his military vehicle was ambushed in Iraq.
Consider adopting a cat this month
July 6, 2008 in print edition on D8
American Humane has christened June Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. But any month is the ideal one for giving a home to a stray or unwanted kitty.
Hippie-era music gets slighted on new release
July 6, 2008 in print edition on D7
Washed-out colors mixed with a swirl of faces and bodies, bad-sound production and off-key warblings. Maybe this is how many veterans of Summer of Love-era music remember the good old days in San Francisco.
Man completes lawn chair flight of fancy
July 6, 2008 in print edition on A8
Using his trusty BB gun to help him return to Earth, a 48-year-old gas station owner flew a lawn chair rigged with helium-filled balloons more than 200 miles across the Oregon desert Saturday, landing in a field in Idaho.
Keegan: Ranking baseball’s best ever
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C1
My all-time baseball team features a battery in which the pitcher and catcher have the same last name. To enable more time to guess that name, I’ll count backward, starting with right field, which is the number “9” position on the scorecard.
Oil town booms by day, idles by night
Workers adjust to transient lifestyle
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B2
Almost nobody lives here. There is no cafe, no gas station, no bank, no church, no school. But Kansas Highway 42 through town is bustling with traffic, and people come and go from the 10 or 12 businesses scattered around the center of town.
Duty, honor follow the fallen home
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B6
Sometimes Beck would linger in his vehicle in front of an American home, like that of the parents of Lance Cpl. Kyle Burns in Laramie, Wyo. Beck knew that, as Jim Sheeler writes, every second he waited “was one more tick of his wristwatch that, for the family inside the house, everything remained the same.”
Program separates teens, trouble
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B7
Success breeds separation. That’s the thing no one tells you, the thing sometimes you don’t realize, the thing that might make a child turn from his own potential. Success is like a pyramid, broad at the bottom, but narrow at the summit; the higher you go, the fewer people go with you.
Franken’s Senate candidacy is no joke
July 6, 2008 in print edition on B7
So it’s come to this. You can spend the better part of an hour with Al Franken and hardly laugh at all.