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T-Bones’ Fasano named NL Player of the Week
July 9, 2008
In T-Bones news, for the second time this season, first baseman Jim Fasano is the Northern League Player of the Week.
Wednesday, July 9 weather at 10 p.m.
July 9, 2008
The forecast for Thursday, July 10 calls for a high of 87 with a low around 67.
Friends and family gather for celebration of Jana Mackey’s life
July 9, 2008
Friends and family of a Lawrence murder victim hope to keep her memory alive. On Wednesday, friends and family gathered for a celebration of life to remember Jana Mackey.
Statehouse renovation hinders budget cuts
July 9, 2008
The state is in debt, and government offices are being asked to cut back. At the same time, the state’s moving forward with a multi-million dollar project to renovate the Statehouse.
High gas prices hurting lawn mowing service
July 9, 2008
Most kids get a job over the Summer - lawn mowing tends to be a popular one. But with rising gas prices, the luxury of working outdoors and setting your own rate is getting expensive.
KU volleyball squad has tourney hopes for 2008
July 9, 2008
Before 2003, the Kansas volleyball program had never been to the NCAA tournament. But that season head coach Ray Bechard led the Jayhawks there for the first time, then against in 2004 and 2005. 2006 and 2007, however, were empty seasons for coach B and the girls. As for 2008? It looks much more promising.
Juveniles suspected of breaking into cars
July 9, 2008
Three juveniles are suspected of breaking into at least 10 cars in southwest Lawrence early this morning.
Sonography can help detect breast cancer
July 9, 2008
Most people associate ultrasounds with pregnancy. But, they can also be a valuable tool in the fight against cancer. Tonight, in our ‘Friend2Friend’ series, 6News reporter Janet Reid explains the benefits of sonography in the detection of breast cancer.
Douglas County man contracts salmonella
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
A Douglas County man is among the more than 1,000 people sickened nationwide in an outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul bacterium infections originally blamed on tomatoes but now thought to also involve jalapeño peppers, serrano peppers and cilantro.
Lawrence teen finds success as first-time umpire
Tyler Minor chooses umpiring for summer employment
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
He moved quickly from his first game to his second, but took time to receive a few compliments from the coaches. Minor worked three games on his first night as an umpire.
Jury to resume deliberations Thursday morning in KU’s trademark dispute with T-shirt maker
01:05 p.m., July 9, 2008 Updated 06:39 p.m. in print edition on A3
A team of jurors has begun to deliberate whether Larry Sinks and his Joe-College.com business should pay penalties and be prohibited from producing and selling T-shirts that officials at Kansas Athletics Inc. contend infringe on the department’s trademarks.
Police to conduct check lanes, saturation patrol this weekend
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
Lawrence Police have announced that officers will conduct a saturation patrol and check lane Saturday night.
New CEO coming to Payless ShoeSource
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
Topeka-based Payless ShoeSource Inc. is getting a new president and chief executive officer.
Keegan: Kansas loads up again
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
The selection of Travis Releford to the USA Basketball U-18 national team underscores just what a blockbuster recruiting year Bill Self and his staff executed. One of 12 players chosen to the team that is a blend of rising high school seniors and incoming college freshmen, Releford has been the stealth recruit of the 2012 class ranked by Rivals.com as second in the nation to UCLA.
Iran’s nuclear tone may be shifting
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
There has been a flurry of speculation in Washington about whether President Bush will authorize an attack on Iran’s nuclear sites before his term ends.
Pump patrol
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.94 at several locations.
Mount Shasta glaciers growing despite warming
July 9, 2008 in print edition on C10
Global warming is shrinking glaciers all over the world, but the seven tongues of ice creeping down Mount Shasta’s flanks are a rare exception: They are the only long-established glaciers in the lower 48 states that are growing.
Kansas recruit improves leap by way of yoga
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B3
Lately, members of the Olathe North High football team have been getting an earful from standout defensive end Kevin Young about the benefits of this new, highly beneficial training tool that works wonders for agility and leaping ability.
Horoscopes
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B8
As it stands, you have so many opportunities on your plate. Because of the nature of these life windows, you’ll feel much better if you simply relax and evaluate. You come up with great solutions and answers. If you are single, you will meet someone with ease.
Fed to curb shady home-lending
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
The Federal Reserve will issue new rules next week aimed at protecting future homebuyers from dubious lending practices, its most sweeping response to a housing crisis that has propelled foreclosures to record highs.
Car Talk’: The cartoon
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B8
Tom and Ray Magliozzi, also know as Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, from NPR’s “Car Talk,” try their hands at the small screen.
KU baseball nets 23 on AD’s honor roll
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B3
A record 23 Kansas University baseball players were named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the spring semester.
Calorie burning, presidential-style
July 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
A new man - either John McCain or Barack Obama - will learn next year how demanding it is to be president and stay in shape.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
The former head of the Kansas University bus service was sentenced to eight to 20 years in prison and ordered to make restitution for more than $257,000 he apparently embezzled from the bus system.
Medicare fairness
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Last month, a minority of U.S. senators, including Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, blocked a bill that would have kept Medicare fair for the 44 million Americans who receive it.
In times of need
Local nonprofit agencies need donors to step up and help offset likely reductions in local government funding.
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
Tough economic times obviously put additional pressure on a wide range of social service agencies. Ironically, at the same time that demand for assistance is rising, sources of funding often are getting tighter.
Commodities
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B9
Agriculture futures traded mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery rose 1.25 cents to $8.2325; July corn fell 23.75 cents to $6.9275; July oats declined 8 cents to $4.27; July soybeans shed 28 cents to $15.61.
Chelation for autism may get study
July 9, 2008 in print edition on C10
Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine.
Pet owners howl for McCain in poll
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
If the presidential election were up to pet owners, John McCain could have a blue ribbon in his future.
City agrees to support KU life sciences project
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
Commissioners on Tuesday night unanimously agreed to move ahead on a partnership to build a new life sciences incubator building on Kansas University’s West Campus.
Vick files for bankruptcy
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Imprisoned quarterback Michael Vick filed for bankruptcy protection while serving time for federal dogfighting charges, saying he owes between $10 million and $50 million to creditors.
New Ryun ad focuses on military
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B10
Republican Jim Ryun is wooing an important voting bloc in the 2nd Congressional District with a new television ad touting his work to protect military bases while he held the seat he now hopes to recapture.
Iraq presses US on pullout timeline
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Iraqi officials stepped up pressure on the United States on Tuesday to agree to a specific timeline to withdraw American forces, a sign of the government’s growing confidence as violence falls.
Leaders aim to slash pollution by 2050
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
World leaders embraced for the first time on Tuesday an ambitious but nonbinding goal of slashing greenhouse-gas emissions in half by midcentury to stave off global warming. Unimpressed environmentalists called the effort too slow and too uncertain.
More I-70 delays expected next week
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
Drivers should expect delays, as more work on Interstate 70 in Topeka is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Schools feel the squeeze
Fuel and food prices taking toll
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
Gasoline and food prices are draining households of cash. Now, imagine if you had to feed and transport thousands of children each day. That’s what area school districts face as they prepare for students’ return to school next month. Superintendents and school boards are crafting budgets - and trying to determine how to find money to handle fuel and food costs.
American League Roundup: Jeter, Pettitte propel Yanks
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
Derek Jeter delivered with his bat and glove, backing a determined effort by Andy Pettitte that led New York to a much-needed victory over Tampa Bay.
Make right choice for ways to beat the heat
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B9
Nothing seems to sell out faster than a top-rated air conditioner on a hot day. Consumer Reports recently rated air conditioners and offered tips on how to trim energy bills while still staying cool this summer, including buying advice for ceiling fans.
Missile defense agreement reached
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
The United States and leaders of the Czech Republic agreed Tuesday to place a radar system in this former Soviet satellite that would warn of long-range missiles coming to Europe from the Middle East.
Nursing student earns his degree near the battlefield
KU burn specialist receives his B.S. after treating soldiers, civilians in Iraq
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
The long days and nights Robert Hafner spent in a makeshift hospital in Al Asad, Iraq, tending to patients who had suffered burns was where he needed to be. Heavy gusts of wind would send fine particle dust into what the nurses had hoped would remain a clean room. The nurses lacked the plethora of bandages most burn units possess.
Deluge floods Kauffman Stadium
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
Emergency crews mopped up the outfield and worked frantically to repair the warning track at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday after nearly three inches of rain fell in half an hour.
Schumacher takes lead
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Stefan Schumacher of Germany took the yellow jersey at the Tour de France, and now says everything else is a bonus. He knows his early lead won’t last.
Cheney office wanted cuts in climate change testimony
July 9, 2008 in print edition on C10
Seeking to play down the effects of global warming, Vice President Dick Cheney’s office pushed to delete from congressional testimony references about the consequences of climate change on public health, a former senior EPA official claimed Tuesday.
Grizzlies sign Arthur
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kansas University product Darrell Arthur, the 27th selection in the NBA Draft, has signed with the Memphis Grizzlies, the team announced Tuesday.
National League Roundup: Sabathia wins in Brewers debut
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
CC Sabathia was a little wild in his debut with Milwaukee, but still delivered as advertised in a victory over Colorado. Sabathia (1-0) gave up two earned runs and five hits over six innings in his first outing since being traded by Cleveland on Monday.
Elderly fare poorly on prostate cancer drugs
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A6
A prostate cancer study that could change how doctors treat some patients found that widely used hormone-blocking drugs did not improve survival chances for older men whose disease hadn’t spread.
Hello, officer, I’m calling for …
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Forrest City police weren’t able to catch their man after a high-speed chase through town, but the cell phone he left behind gave away his identity.
Lawrence boy’s baby photo is a big hit with Hallmark
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but one Lawrence mother is hoping a picture she snapped of her son is worth a thousand dollars instead. “I just knew that the picture was kind of something special,” said Stephanie Kelton, referring to a photograph she took when her son Bradley was just a few months old. “The picture just seems to strike a chord with people.”
On the record
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police are investigating the Sunday night beating of a 44-year-old man in the parking lot of Rick’s Place, 846 Ill. The man told officers he was approached about 10:30 p.m. by two men who asked him for money. He gave them $5. They beat him and took his wallet, the victim told police. He suffered a cut to his head.
White Sox win ugly
K.C. suffers sloppy 8-7, 13-inning setback
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
After a long night of mistakes and misplays ended with Chicago beating Kansas City, 8-7, in 13 innings Tuesday, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen found little to praise.
Arizona recruit backs out
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Arizona signee Brandon Jennings will pursue a professional basketball career in Europe, backing out on his commitment to the Wildcats. Jennings, who played his final two high school seasons for Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, had not yet become academically eligible to play at Arizona.
Bertha weakens to Category 1 storm
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Forecasters say Hurricane Bertha has weakened to a Category 1 storm.
Wilson sparks sweep of Emporia
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence Raiders Legion baseball squad was beginning to forget what winning felt like - along with what it was like to play at home. Having lost four games at the Bartlesville (Okla.) Tournament and earning just one victory in the last seven games, the Raiders took out their frustration by sweeping a doubleheader against Emporia Legion Post 5 on Tuesday at Ice Field.
Cubs acquire Harden from Oakland
Athletics send pitcher to Chicago in six-player trade
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
One day after the Milwaukee Brewers landed an ace, the Chicago Cubs answered.
Illegal but fun
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: One of the greatest things I’ve ever seen happened Friday night. It was the equivalent of the Boston Tea Party.
Enforcement key
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: The city manager is on the right track when he says that they’ll have to ensure enforcement at the new Arts Center crosswalk because drivers are just as apt to disregard a stoplight as a yield sign.
Grand Opening
KU junior-to-be star-struck after U.S. Open
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
Emily Powers did her best to make it seem like she belonged among the best women’s golfers in the world. And while her deportment and play might have allowed her to blend in, the pen in her hand made her stand out.”I saw all of them,” Powers said. “I wanted to act like you’re one of them. At the same time, oh my God, it’s the first time I’ve seen an LPGA event. You’re not supposed to get autographs, but I got autographs there, too. Even though I was playing in it, it was my first time.”
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 9, 1908: “The school board is making preparations for the course of study at the new Manual Training School this fall, electing teachers and janitors and trying to get everything in readiness.
City to examine employee levels, efficiency
Labor savings may loosen tight budget
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
In an effort to cut a tight budget, city commissioners are going to take a hard look at whether it takes about 1,200 city employees to provide basic services to the community. Mayor Mike Dever asked staff members at Tuesday evening’s meeting to look at how Lawrence’s employee totals stack up to other cities similar in size and services.
Commentary: Blame coaches for U.S. tennis demise
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Tennis’ most storied fortnight, the Wimbledon Championships, ended Sunday, and there wasn’t an American dude in sight. Hasn’t been one for a while on the U.S. scene.
Judge to Bush admin.: Gitmo detainee hearings top priority
July 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
A federal judge overseeing Guantanamo Bay lawsuits ordered the Justice Department to put other cases aside and make it clear throughout the Bush administration that, after nearly seven years of detention, the detainees must have their day in court.
People in the news
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B8
¢ McConaughey, girlfriend welcome baby boy¢ Barrymore, Long end relationship¢ Psychiatrist: Brinkley should try therapy¢ Steve-O says sobriety won’t stop stunts¢ Reporter talks about her baby drama
Growing chemical plant gets new leader
July 9, 2008 in print edition on B9
A chemicals plant at the edge of North Lawrence is continuing to hire employees, add new customers and push for expanding its product offerings. And now it’s happening under new leadership, with some oversight help from a familiar face.
Essence of cool: Aguas frescas quench summer thirst
July 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
On counters of neighborhood “taquerias” and Oaxacan restaurants, at Salvadoran farmers market stands and East Los Angeles backyard parties, even at swank Hollywood restaurants, you can see the huge glass “vitroleros,” beehive-shaped jars filled with “aguas frescas” in a spectrum of stunning colors.
Herbs freshen up mealtime
July 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
Q: Will you settle an argument between me and my husband - do you or do you not pronounce the “h” in “herb”?