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Friends and Neighbors, June 2008 Dyche Hall
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12:00 a.m.
From left, Phyllis Wilson, Lawrence, and her daughters Raejaan Spicer, 11, and Raemona Spicer, 10, sing and dance along to a song by Dino O'Dell and the Veloci-Rappers on Saturday outside the Lawrence Public Library. The library kicked of its summer reading programs with various activities, including the band, a K.C. Zoo Zoomobile and crafts. Library bugs out for kids to read
June 1, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Bugs and children took over the Lawrence Public Library for a couple of hours Saturday afternoon. Hissing cockroaches, giant African millipedes and scorpions from the Kansas City Zoo were just a few of the bugs on display for children to see and in some cases touch. The display was in keeping with the theme for this year’s library summer reading program for children called “Catch the Reading Bug.”
6:00 a.m.
Kerry Altenbernd, right, guides a tour Saturday  through the Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park during the battle's 152nd anniversary. The anniversary commemorates the Battle of Black Jack, which occurred June 2, 1856. Civil War’s beginnings relived at Black Jack
June 1, 2008 in print edition on 1B
On what Kerry Altenbernd calls sacred ground, the beginnings of the U.S. Civil War can be relived. Just southeast of Baldwin City, tucked in what has become a groomed meadow, Altenbernd led a group of about 20 people through the historic site of the 1856 Battle of Black Jack, a fight between free-state and pro-slavery forces.
12:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Weeks and Mike Vickers, both of Lawrence, are relay teammates in the upcoming Ironman 70.3 Kansas. Weeks will compete in the running portion, a half-marathon, while Vickers will compete in the cycling portion, a 56-mile bike ride through rural Douglas County. The Lawrence event, slated for June 15, is one of few in the Ironman program that permit relays. Proving their mettle
June 1, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Mike Vickers knows how to ride a bike. Elizabeth Weeks can run a mile or two. Now, if the two Lawrence residents can just find someone who wouldn’t mind jumping into Clinton Lake and paddling, kicking and elbowing his or her way through hundreds of other swimmers to give them a chance to relay their way toward the finish in the upcoming Ironman 70.3 Kansas.
4:00 p.m.
Jeff Young, shown with his wife, Abby Young, got to hold KU's 2008 National Championship basketball trophy recently. Jeff Young, 31, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Terminally ill man hopes others learn from his tragedy
June 1, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Jeff Young thought he had a bad case of food poisoning. Instead, he ended up in a fight for his life. “You never know what’s going to happen,” the 31-year-old Lawrence resident said. “That morning I felt fine. I wanted to go play golf, and by that afternoon I was in the hospital.” Young, then 28, was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer, a disease that’s rare for someone his age.

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Power outage caused by failure of underground cable
June 1, 2008
Westar Energy Spokeswoman Erin La Row said a current power outage in Lawrence was caused by the failure of an underground cable. She could not say why the cable failed, but said power should be restored to customers soon if all goes well.
6Sports video: Lawrence Raiders officially kick off 2008 season
June 1, 2008
Hard to believe, but in two days, our very own Lawrence Raiders will begin the summer portion of the baseball season. And it didn’t take the club long to begin their road back to state.
6News video: School districts to put new emphasis on career education
June 1, 2008
A state grant causes school districts to put a new emphasis on career and technical education with a five year plan.
6News video: KU police using segways to save on gas, help environment
June 1, 2008
KU police help us ‘segway’ into this video - in fact - they now have two of them for use on and around campus - and even for sporting events. 6News reporter Mark Boyle is on the move with the KU police.
6News video: Future leaders of our government rule KU campus this week
June 1, 2008
The 66th annual American Legion Auxillary Kansas Sunflower Girls State delegates are in town.
6Sports video: New junior tennis league introduced
June 1, 2008
Sunday afternoon, Kirsty Elliot of the Lawrence Tennis Association introduced a brand new junior tennis league that will run through the months of June and July.
6News video: Longtime Lawrence resident diagnosed with colon cancer
June 1, 2008
Longtime Lawrence resident Jeff Young was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer at the young age of 28. He’s now 31 and doctors told him he likely only has a few months to live. Jeff and his wife talk about the importance of catching this disease early, despite guidelines that have most people being checked for the disease starting in their 50’s.
6News video: Flight instructor, student crash light-sport aircraft
June 1, 2008
A Lawrence flight instructor and student crash their light-sport aircraft into a hangar this afternoon at the Vinland Airport.
6News video: Area residents team up for formidable Ironman competition
June 1, 2008
A couple of board members for Health Care Access are willing to put their well-being to the test in a couple of weeks.
6News video: Forecast for June 2
June 1, 2008
The high for Monday is 87 degrees, while the low will be around 62.
Blown transformer leads to power outages
01:08 a.m., June 1, 2008 Updated 02:07 a.m.
As of 2 a.m. Sunday, power had been restored to all Westar Energy customers in Douglas County, according to the company’s Web site.
Streak going, going …
Gone! Royals end 12-game skid, 4-2 vs. Cleveland
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C1
It took a guy who’d been in the minors all year beating a reigning Cy Young winner for the Kansas City Royals finally to shake loose of their long, demoralizing losing streak.
Raiders eye another state title
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C1
In the spring, they are foes. In the summer, they’re teammates. So it goes with the Raiders, the city American Legion senior baseball team that puts Lawrence and Free State high players in the same uniform.
Oops! Triple-play ball misplaced
San Francisco loses keepsake in bullpen
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C5
Somehow, those involved lost track of their triple-play ball. John Bowker entrusted the souvenir ball to bullpen catcher Taira Uematsu, also the translator for Keiichi Yabu.
Missouri falls to Miami
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C2
Yasmani Grandal’s tie-breaking RBI single in the eighth lifted top-seeded Miami to a 6-5 victory over Missouri in a winner’s bracket game of the NCAA Regional on Saturday.
Report looks at campaign myths, news coverage
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B7
As dramatic as the contests have been for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations, they have not been enough to satisfy the myth-makers. With the general election imminent, the fiction writers in both parties insist on versions of the battle that bear little resemblance to reality.
Healing power of music explored
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
Noted neurologist Oliver Sacks has found common ground with the pastor of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church: Both men believe in the healing power of music.
Museum opens at Woodstock concert site
June 1, 2008 in print edition on D6
Jimi Hendrix’s dive-bombing guitar runs on “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Rain chants. Joe Cocker’s chicken strut. The love, mud and three days of music. The Woodstock experience is a museum piece now.
Defiant Londoners party on subway
Alcohol banned on Tube for first time starting today
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A5
Pete Duffell stood on the subway platform late Saturday, swigging a cold beer and ready to party.
Pierce thrilled to be part of history
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C6
Paul Pierce grew up in Los Angeles watching the Lakers play the Celtics for NBA titles. Now he’s the captain of the Boston team that is back in the finals for the first time since losing to the Lakers in 1987.
Barack Obama’s mother more than just a Kansas girl
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B4
Five years before giving birth to a future presidential contender, the girl from Kansas extended her hand to Susan Botkin, a fellow ninth-grader. “Hi. I’m Stanley,” she said, rolling her eyes. “My dad wanted a boy.”
80-year-old rediscovers love for singing through karaoke
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Eighty-year-old “Downtown” Jerry Brown is sitting at a table at Legend’s, waiting for karaoke to begin. On the table sits a book full of CDs, his CDs, the ones he has recorded at home. He takes one out and cleans it, wiping it down before giving it to the DJ to play.
Red Wings take 3-1 series lead
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C6
The Detroit Red Wings wrecked the Pittsburgh Penguins’ home-ice advantage and gave themselves a shot to hoist the Stanley Cup in Hockeytown.
Matsuzaka still two weeks away
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C5
Red Sox right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka will begin a program to strengthen his sore right shoulder and hopes to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on June 12, the first day he is eligible to return.
New pictures support theory that Mars lander has uncovered ice
June 1, 2008 in print edition on E12
Sharp new images received Saturday from the Phoenix lander largely convinced scientists that the spacecraft’s thrusters had uncovered a large patch of ice just below the Martian surface, team members said.
FEMA finishing closure of trailer parks
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
Cleveland Stampley grinned as he locked the door to his FEMA trailer one last time. Out front, a case worker’s pickup truck waited to take him to his new home at a nearby apartment complex.
Tropical Storm Arthur moves across Yucatan
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
A weak tropical storm formed Saturday off the Yucatan Peninsula and quickly made landfall at the Belize-Mexico border, dumping rain and kicking up surf.
Behind the Lens: Video stills create good, not great, photos
June 1, 2008 in print edition on D2
If a caveman had to choose between a sharpened rock or a Swiss army knife, he would likely pick the rock. If a cameraman had to choose between a still camera and a video camera, which do you think he/she would choose?
Cedar Crest clash
Offering an event at the governor’s mansion to the highest bidder as a political fundraiser may not be a wise practice.
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B6
Although they are defending a Cedar Crest reception attended by Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, probably even Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and her staff are rethinking the governor’s practice of donating such events to be purchased by the highest bidder at political fundraisers.
7 dead, 3 wounded in night of violence
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
An overnight spasm of homicidal violence in the District of Columbia ended near dawn Saturday with seven men dead and three wounded, including a triple slaying after a street argument, a drive-by shooting near an elementary school, a deadly domestic dispute and a crap game that ended in a fusillade of bullets, police said.
Saving former school a big project for small town
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B5
Graduating seniors of high school in Stark may have moved over the years, but the ties have not waned. In the last 15 years some have made donations and others have donated both time and money to the project of renovating their former school, which is now known at Grant Community Building, on the west side of the small Neosho County community.
American League Roundup: Ramirez hits 500-HR milestone
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C4
Dreadlocks are in fashion in the exclusive 500-home run club, now that Manny Ramirez has added his name to the list.
Survivors warned about resettlement
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
Cyclone victims in Myanmar who leave relief camps may not receive the aid they need, making them even more vulnerable to disease and the elements, a U.N. official said Saturday following reports of forced evictions by the government.
National League Roundup: Griffey blasts No. 599 for Reds
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C4
Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 599th career homer, leaving him one shy of a seldom-reached mark, and Jay Bruce extended his amazing weeklong debut with a 10th-inning homer for the Reds.
Ginepri prevents U.S. shutout
Victory makes 88th-ranked player lone American in Paris
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C2
Robby Ginepri is easy to spot at the French Open in his oh-so-American getup: black baseball cap turned backward and sleeveless T-shirt.
Sides fight over name ‘Operation Rescue’
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B3
Two leaders in the anti-abortion movement are in a legal battle over who owns the name Operation Rescue.
Texas agency under magnifying glass over polygamist sect raid
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
For nearly two months, Texas child welfare officials had insisted conditions at a polygamist group’s ranch were so abusive that none of its members should be allowed to keep their children.
Poem in stone
Dyche Hall contender for architectural honor
June 1, 2008 in print edition on D1
Tristan Smith stares up at the Kansas limestone walls of Dyche Hall, and the beasts stare back. There are real animals (monkeys, bears and many more), zodiac creatures and those truly imagined, such as flying rabbits. “You could stand here for an hour and pick out animals,” says Smith, visitor services coordinator at the Kansas University Natural History Museum, which is housed here.
Ex-KU great turns 65, recalls teammate’s hits
I feel 45,’ former running back Gale Sayers says
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C3
Celebrating his 65th birthday on Friday, nearly 37 years after he retired from the NFL, Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers still remembers the defender who hit him the hardest.
Search-and-rescue dog receives contributions for pacemaker
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B8
The family of a Newton County search-and-rescue dog that underwent surgery earlier this month for a pacemaker has received more than enough contributions to cover the medical costs, a fellow rescue volunteer who opened a bank account for the dog said this week.
Exiled Anuak confront Ethiopian official
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
Moderators made sure no one asked too many questions, but there was opportunity enough for exiled members of Ethiopia’s Anuak minority to put Omot Obang Olom on the spot.
Students skip slime, stink with virtual dissection
June 1, 2008 in print edition on E12
It’s not just concern for the squeamish biology students who wince at the feel and smell of cutting into a formaldehyde-soaked animal. Think about the frog. The pig. Or even the rat.
Obama quits church after long controversy
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A7
Barack Obama said Saturday he has resigned his 20-year membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago “with some sadness” in the aftermath of inflammatory remarks by his longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and more recent fiery remarks at the church by a visiting priest.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 1, 1908: “The 34th annual commencement of Lawrence High School was held last night in the Bowersock Opera House and this year’s class had 65 members. However, only 11 of them are boys.
San Diego company touts oil alternative
June 1, 2008 in print edition on E1
A San Diego company says it can turn algae into oil, producing a green-colored crude that yields ultra-clean versions of gasoline and diesel without the downsides of current biofuels production.
Authorities prepare to drain swelling lake
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
Chinese authorities prepared on Saturday to drain a swelling lake formed by a devastating earthquake, completing work on a drainage channel to divert water that threatens hundreds of thousands downstream.
Cap-and-trade’ is federal power grab
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B6
An unprecedentedly radical government grab for control of the American economy will be debated this week when the Senate considers saving the planet by means of a cap-and-trade system to ration carbon emissions.
Prince William to patrol Caribbean
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A5
Prince William is heading to the azure waters of the Caribbean as part of a two-month deployment in the Royal Navy despite his request to be as close as possible to conflict.
Bush call to grads: Be responsible
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
President Bush, ignoring faculty members who stood in silent protest of his commencement speech, admitted Saturday that when he left college, thinking about how to be a “model citizen” was the furthest thing from his mind.
Divide and conquer
Author of ‘Nixonland’ dubs 36th president the architect of country’s left-right split
June 1, 2008 in print edition on D3
Rick Perlstein’s new book, “Nixonland,” is the “It” history book of this publishing season. The Chicago historian’s 800-plus-page account of how Richard Nixon stoked and exploited the political divisions of the ‘60s has struck a nerve, as analysts argue over whether “Nixonland” - a country at war with itself - still resides in the heart of the U.S. of A.
Nature’s harshness raises life questions
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B6
Last January, on one of our winter walks, my daughter’s boyfriend reached down and fished two pairs of immense antlers out of a pile of matted leaves.
Walking with a bed
June 1, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Walking with a bed by Sandra Gail Teichmann
Jayhawks win track titles
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Egor Agafonov set a Midwest Regional meet record in winning the men’s hammer throw for the third consecutive year, and Jordan Scott won the men’s pole vault Saturday.
Horoscopes
June 1, 2008 in print edition on D5
If you are open to your inner voice, you’ll head in a new direction. You might create waves by the way you change course. By now, you might be used to being a leader or a creator. This year, your role might be more subtle, as distinct changes occur within.
Nash Dash raises funds for health center program
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B1
Jim Mandigo is going to get a special Father’s Day gift this month, thanks to the running and fundraising abilities of his wife. Carrie Mandigo earned a basketball autographed by Kansas University’s national champion men’s basketball team. She was recognized for raising the most money for Saturday’s Nash Dash benefit 8K race and Family Fun Run. Not only did she pay her $20 entry fee but she also raised $1,100.
CornerBank officer joins trust board
June 1, 2008 in print edition on E1
Barbara J. Braa, a trust officer with CornerBank, Lawrence, has been elected to serve as a 2010 Term Director with the Kansas Bankers Association Trust Division Board.
Best-sellers
June 1, 2008 in print edition on D3
The best-selling fiction and non-fiction books for this week.
Michigan, Florida delegates to get half-votes
Clinton camp not happy with decision; Obama now needs 66 to secure nomination
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A1
Democratic Party officials agreed Saturday to seat Michigan and Florida delegates with half-votes, ruling on a long-running dispute that has threatened the party’s chances in November and maintaining Barack Obama’s front-runner status as he moves closer to the nomination.
Proving their mettle
Area residents team up for formidable Ironman competition
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A1
Mike Vickers knows how to ride a bike. Elizabeth Weeks can run a mile or two. Now, if the two Lawrence residents can just find someone who wouldn’t mind jumping into Clinton Lake and paddling, kicking and elbowing his or her way through hundreds of other swimmers to give them a chance to relay their way toward the finish in the upcoming Ironman 70.3 Kansas.
US military and civilian deaths down in Iraq
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A4
U.S. military deaths plunged in May to the lowest monthly level in more than four years and civilian casualties were down sharply, too, as Iraqi forces assumed the lead in offensives in three cities and a truce with Shiite extremists took hold.
Civil War’s beginnings relived at Black Jack
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B1
On what Kerry Altenbernd calls sacred ground, the beginnings of the U.S. Civil War can be relived. Just southeast of Baldwin City, tucked in what has become a groomed meadow, Altenbernd led a group of about 20 people through the historic site of the 1856 Battle of Black Jack, a fight between free-state and pro-slavery forces.
Former teammates laud Pierce
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C1
Eric Chenowith emptied a load of laundry on a table in the basement of Jayhawker Towers back in the summer of 1997. The 7-foot Kansas University basketball center from Villa Park, Calif., had no clue what to do next. “I was a freshman. My mom had always done laundry for me,” Chenowith recalled. “Paul Pierce saw me. He told me to wash whites in hot water and darks in cold. He told me how to do the whole thing. Paul Pierce taught me how to do laundry.
Trouble brewing for beer aficionados on a budget
June 1, 2008 in print edition on D1
Forget gasoline prices, people. We’ve got a REAL crisis on our hands! According to my husband - aka The King of Beer (due respect to Adolphus Busch, former holder of the title) - there’s a worldwide shortage of hops, a grain vital to the brewing process. It is, in his mind, an unmitigated disaster, and it hit home hard this week.
Rural Kansas economy booming
Soaring commodity prices bring in money
June 1, 2008 in print edition on E1
Farmers across the heartland, who once watched as their livelihoods withered under drought and market glut, are now cashing in on a rural economic boom driven by soaring commodity prices for the crops and oil that come from their land.
Posada could rejoin Yankees this week
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C5
Jorge Posada passed a key test in his rehab program for a sore right shoulder and could rejoin the Yankees as early as Wednesday.
Researchers to examine how video games can improve health
June 1, 2008 in print edition on D7
Why fight the proliferation of video games if you can use them to improve the nation’s health?
Jamaican sets 100 record
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C2
Usain Bolt is the world’s fastest man.
Graduation is start of goodbye
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B7
Dear daughter: I have loved you from the moment I met you. You were still wet from the birth canal, hair matted to your scalp, eyes squeezed shut. They dried you off, cut the cord, placed you in a bassinet under a warming light. I went over to you. My hand covered your torso. And I loved you.
Third leg of Triple Crown can be heartbreaker
Affirmed was last horse to complete feat, in 1978, though several others have had close calls
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C6
A nose. That’s all that separated Real Quiet from racing immortality. He was beaten by the smallest of margins in the 1998 Belmont Stakes, a grueling race that has done in the Triple Crown attempts of six horses in the last 11 years.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B6
Morris Kay, Lawrence insurance man, was the third local incumbent to seek re-election to a state post.
Leslie, Parker selected
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C2
Lisa Leslie will have help from Los Angeles Sparks teammate Candace Parker when the U.S. women’s basketball team tries to win a fourth straight Olympic gold medal.
Teach dogs to obey your call
June 1, 2008 in print edition on D8
The weather’s fine, and you’d love for your dog to get the kind of exercise and socialization that can’t happen at the end of a leash. Maybe you even have a new dog park in the neighborhood. You’ve got just one problem: Once your dog’s off leash, you’re not sure you can get him back.
Rush to visit Raptors
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University basketball player Brandon Rush will work out for the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, the NBA team has announced.
Library bugs out for kids to read
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B1
Bugs and children took over the Lawrence Public Library for a couple of hours Saturday afternoon. Hissing cockroaches, giant African millipedes and scorpions from the Kansas City Zoo were just a few of the bugs on display for children to see and in some cases touch. The display was in keeping with the theme for this year’s library summer reading program for children called “Catch the Reading Bug.”
Museum seeking guides for exhibit
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B1
Watkins Community Museum of History seeks docents to give guided tours of the upcoming Smithsonian traveling exhibit, “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music,” from June 27 to Aug. 10.
Drug slightly boosts survival in study
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
Adding the novel cancer drug Erbitux to standard chemotherapy helped advanced lung cancer patients live just a month longer than chemo alone, a study found.
Keegan: Luck of Irish lifts K.C.
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C1
Never mind whether any of the various Irish curses, permanent or temporary, have tainted my existence. It’s my lucky charm with sports teams I’ve covered through the years that is of more relevance. The 1988 Dodgers were the first baseball team I covered as a full-time beat. They won the World Series with Mickey Hatcher batting third.
Water storage tank construction ongoing
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B1
A city contractor is more than a month into construction of a 1.5 million gallon water tower west of Sixth Street and Queens Road.
Bankruptcies
June 1, 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:
Driver pays fine 21 years later
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
Someone in Texas apparently had a guilty conscience, paying up on a parking ticket handed out 21 years before in Kenosha, Wis.
Commentary: Banning metal bats a good idea
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C2
The headline was compelling for several reasons. A mother and father from my hometown of Wayne, N.J., had filed suit against metal bat manufacturer Hillerich & Bradsby and Little League baseball after their son was left brain damaged from a batted ball.
Shuttle Discovery blasts off for space station
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A6
Space shuttle Discovery and a crew of seven blasted into orbit Saturday, carrying a giant Japanese lab addition to the international space station along with something more mundane - a toilet pump.
Offseason rankings: QB play has Pats, Colts at top
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C8
There’s an urge every NFL offseason to be different. Go against the flow.
Pump patrol
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.85 at several locations.
Drug for bone loss helps fight spread of breast cancer
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
A drug to prevent bone loss during breast cancer treatment also substantially cut the risk that the cancer would return, results that left doctors excited about a possible new way to fight the disease.
Couple marks anniversary with sky-high celebration
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B1
With a little nudge and a jump, Carol and Jim Geary began free-falling through the sky. The air whistled in their ears and the ground below grew larger and larger as the seconds passed; with a single jerk, the free fall stopped and the world went silent. The husband and wife slowly floated to the ground, taking in the sights along the way.
Roasted vegetable wraps healthy treat for summer meal
June 1, 2008 in print edition on D2
When you’re counting calories, what you put inside the tortilla is just as important as the wrap itself.
Review: Book offers fascinating tales of modern-day cannibalism
June 1, 2008 in print edition on D3
You know the standard image about cannibalism: A white Christian missionary stews in a large pot while an African tribe dances around him, planning to make him their next meal.
Wichita State tops OSU
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C2
Dusty Coleman hit a two-run home run and Aaron Shafer pitched a five-hitter for his third complete game of the season as Wichita State took down top-seeded Oklahoma State, 5-3, Saturday night after the Cowboys’ ace was declared ineligible.
Vintage rings of all sizes, colors remain trendy
June 1, 2008 in print edition on D4
Rings have been popular since the days of ancient Egypt and Greece, perhaps even longer. The Greeks said that one of their gods used the first ring. It was an iron ring made for Prometheus.
Stance on women sparks debate
June 1, 2008 in print edition on E12
Muslim extremist women are challenging al-Qaida’s refusal to include - or at least acknowledge - women in its ranks, in an emotional debate that gives rare insight into the gender conflicts lurking beneath one of the strictest strains of Islam.
Terminally ill man hopes others learn from his tragedy
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A1
Jeff Young thought he had a bad case of food poisoning. Instead, he ended up in a fight for his life. “You never know what’s going to happen,” the 31-year-old Lawrence resident said. “That morning I felt fine. I wanted to go play golf, and by that afternoon I was in the hospital.” Young, then 28, was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer, a disease that’s rare for someone his age.
Energy drinks can pack several risks
June 1, 2008 in print edition on D4
Energy - the high-octane kind that pumps up the most stressed-out bodies - is only a sip away. Or so goes the promise from the more than 500 energy beverages that are fueling fatigued consumers across America.
On the record
June 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
No reports were made available by law enforcement Saturday.