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Lightning fills Lawrence sky Cub Scout Day Camp Raiders topple Royals Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival preparations
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Polls
Can Barack Obama win the state of Kansas in the November general election?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
53%
Yes.
 
42%
I don’t know.
 
3%
Total 667
What is the most significant honor for the Kansas Jayhawks' national championship basketball team?

Poll results

Response Percent
A visit to the White House to meet the president.
 
38%
The downtown Lawrence parade.
 
28%
The cover of Sports Illustrated.
 
18%
The Memorial Stadium “welcome home.”
 
14%
Total 519
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas University senior Jordan Briceland, Wichita, constructs a Moai-influenced head from old tires Tuesday, in preparation for Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, near the main stage at Clinton Lake State Park. Although the four-day concert begins Thursday, campers are expected to begin showing up today. Music festival prep continues
June 4, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The tie-dye shirts are showing up in bunches. Clinton State Park will soon be Douglas County’s second-largest city. The fifth edition of the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival returns to the park Thursday through Sunday. “You get to the point (after four years) where it all seeks that common flow and things tend to go pretty well - knock on wood,” said Jerry Schecher, manager of the state park.
11:00 a.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Sheriff's Office chats about upcoming Wakarusa Festival
June 4, 2008
Representatives from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office will be in the NewsCenter to take questions about the upcoming Wakarusa Festival and this weekend's law enforcement.
1:00 p.m.
President Bush stands with members of the 2008 NCAA men's national basketball championship team from the University of Kansas, Tuesday, June 3, 2008, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Jayhawks honored at White House
June 4, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Question his policies or debate his legacy all you want. At least give President Bush props for this: He knows his Jayhawks. Or at least his speech writers do. During a brief ceremony Tuesday at the Rose Garden, Bush honored the 2008 men’s basketball national champions.
5:00 p.m.
Gary Price, Lawrence, shows a Pasture ID sign Tuesday to let anyone know whom to contact if his livestock get loose or if there is suspicious activity. The program was announced Tuesday for Douglas County. Pasture ID aims to help the cows come home
June 4, 2008 in print edition on 3A
A new program aims to save Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies time and, ultimately, taxpayers money. The Pasture ID program was announced Tuesday by Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern and Loren Baldwin, a member of the Douglas County Farm Bureau’s board. The program uses black-and-white metal signs that ranchers can obtain from the farm bureau and post on pastures.

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6News video: Program helps kids find musical ear
June 4, 2008
A summer program is helping kids find their musical ear.
6News video: Hallmark to make more cards in Lawrence
June 4, 2008
Hallmark will soon be making even more cards in Lawrence, but the plant won’t be getting any additional employees to deliver on the work.
6News video: Police arrest man found in bar
June 4, 2008
Police arrested a man after finding him inside a Lawrence bar early Wednesday morning.
6News video: Man responsible for standoff gets probation
June 4, 2008
A man who held his children inside his home and had a standoff with Lawrence police in April was sentenced to 24 months of probation on Wednesday.
6News video: Firefighters investigate blaze
June 4, 2008
Lawrence firefighters are investigating the cause of a Wednesday-morning fire.
6Sports video: Four-ball championship continues
June 4, 2008
The stroke-play portion of the 20th annual Four-ball championship at Alvamar golf course is complete.
6News video: Copper thief strikes Lawrence couple
June 4, 2008
A Lawrence couple moving in to their first house got an unwelcome surprise of thousands of dollars in damage caused by someone looking for scrap copper.
6Sports video: Firebirds wear out 6Sports team at camp
June 4, 2008
6Sports’ Kevin Romary, D.J. Whetter and Andrew Baker worked out with the Free State girl’s basketball at their summer camp.
6News video: Forecast for June 5
June 4, 2008
The high for Thursday is 89 degrees, while the low will be around 70.
6News video: Sloan files for re-election
June 4, 2008
Lawrence’s Tom Sloan (R) has filed for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives.
6News video: Mass. St. construction begins
June 4, 2008
Construction crews began tearing up Massachusetts street on Wednesday.
6News video: WakFest preparations continue
June 4, 2008
Clinton State Park will soon become Douglas County’s second largest city.
Obama victory throws spotlight on Sebelius
June 4, 2008
The veep sweeps are in full buzz, and there’s increasing chatter surrounding two rising Democratic stars - Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, two potential running mates who could help Barack Obama woo female voters.
Leavenworth County attorney fires prosecutor who is running for his job
June 4, 2008
Assistant prosecutor Todd Thompson says he was fired three days after telling his boss, Leavenworth County Attorney Frank Kohl, he wanted his job.
Obama names a Kennedy to help pick VP
June 4, 2008
Barack Obama turned in earnest to the general election and the hunt for a running mate Wednesday, embraced by Democratic leaders who signaled forcefully and sometimes impatiently to Hillary Rodham Clinton that her marathon duel with Obama was over. Clinton kept her silence in public, while supporters made a case for her as Obama’s No. 2.
Obama must heal rift with female voters
June 4, 2008
Barack Obama has some urgent making up to do among a lot of angry white women - lifetime Democrats who spurned him for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the primaries and now are threatening to stay home or even vote for Republican John McCain in November.
State Rep. Tom Sloan files for re-election
June 4, 2008
State Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, filed Wednesday as a candidate for re-election to represent the 45th District in the Kansas House of Representatives.
I-70 ramp in Topeka closing
03:55 p.m., June 4, 2008 Updated 03:55 p.m.
An Interstate 70 exit ramp into east Topeka will close at 4 p.m. today, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Forecasters predict tornado outbreak on Thursday
June 4, 2008
The National Weather Service is giving advance warning of a possible tornado outbreak in the Great Plains on Thursday with conditions similar to a deadly day in 1974 when 39 tornadoes touched down.
Hallmark cutting 335 jobs; manufacturing work may be coming to Lawrence
June 4, 2008
Hallmark Cards Inc. is cutting 335 jobs in the U.S. and Canada as it consolidates its greeting card manufacturing.
Firefighters investigating cause of fire
11:54 a.m., June 4, 2008 Updated 12:44 p.m.
Lawrence firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire at 2904 Santa Fe Lane near Holcom Park in south Lawrence
Moore endorses Obama
June 4, 2008
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, whose district includes east Lawrence, endorses Barack Obama for president, while U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, whose district includes west Lawrence, promises to support the Democratic nominee.
Crews begin Mass. Street repaving
Work begins between 6th and 7th, will progress down toward South Park
June 4, 2008
The Massachusetts Street repaving project began as scheduled Wednesday morning with crews from Miles Excavation milling the 600 block. Traffic, however, was being allowed to drive around the workers. Drivers should expect delays, restrictions in parking and a rough road surface.
Blue Valley administrator chosen as new Central principal
June 4, 2008
Lawrence’s superintendent has selected an assistant principal at a Blue Valley middle school to become the next Central Junior High School principal.
Sudan government linked to Darfur crimes
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A2
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court charges that “the whole state apparatus” of Sudan is implicated in crimes against humanity in the Darfur region, linking the government directly with the feared janjaweed militia.
Driver arrested for targeting pedestrians
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 23-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after allegedly attempting to run over two pedestrians with a stolen car. Lawrence Police Sgt. Mark Warren said the two pedestrians were walking near the intersection of 24th and Iowa streets when the man inexplicably aimed the vehicle at them and attempted to hit them.
Sloppy conditions damage scores
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B3
Monday night rains made for some long holes and high scores on the opening day of stroke play at the Kansas Golf Association Four-Ball Championship. It was most obvious for golfers playing Alvamar Country Club.
GM plans to close 4 plants, begin focus on small cars
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A2
General Motors Corp. officially blew up its old business model Tuesday, closing four pickup truck and sport utility vehicle factories, announcing a new small car that could get 45 miles per gallon and shedding 8,350 jobs in the process.
Raiders slam door on Royals
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B1
His home run may not have left the yard, but Matthew Abel will take it. Abel’s inside-the-park homer highlighted a five-run second inning that lifted the Lawrence Raiders to a 6-0 lightning-shortened victory over the K.C. Royals in their Legion baseball opener Tuesday night at Ice Field.
Keegan: There’s life after football
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B1
James McClinton sat in the computer room at Wagnon Student Services Center, sheltered from the heat. He checked eBay to see if anyone had placed a charitable bid on his signed No. 93 game jersey, framed with two action photos and a plaque denoting his accomplishments as a Kansas University football player.
Proper storage keeps good food from going bad
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B6
Many of us have been using the same types of containers and wrap to store everything from leftover lasagna to deli meats for years. But wrapping stuff for the fridge or freezer is trickier than it seems, according to ShopSmart, a shopping magazine published by the editors of Consumer Reports.
Chisox shell K.C.
Greinke gives up four homers in loss
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B5
Ozzie Guillen’s tirade two days ago must have made an impression. The White Sox’s offense perked up, and Chicago hit four homers Tuesday night to beat the Kansas City Royals, 9-5.
People in the news
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B9
¢ Prince William takes helm during Navy stint¢ ‘Survivor’ winner takes case to Supreme Court¢ Mel Ferrer, husband of Audrey Hepburn, dies¢ Tatum O’Neal says drug arrest ‘saved’ her
Horoscopes
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B9
For Wednesday, June 4: You have much more going for you than you realize. Often you discount your abilities, talents and assets. Look around this year. If you are single, you will want a deep, meaningful relationship. The person you meet right now might look right, but he or she might not be given time. If you are attached, let both of you have an equal say, even if you are on a roll this year.
City to study East Hills proposal
Concerns raised about project cost
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A3
Add another economic development project to the list of items city commissioners will grapple with how to fund in 2009. Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday evening told staff members to study a proposal that would have the city and the county partner to make $2 million in improvements to an industrial lot east of the East Hills Business Park.
No charges to be filed in Taser death
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A4
The Shawnee County District Attorney’s office won’t file charges in connection with the death of Walter Edward Haake Jr., who was stunned three times by a Taser and handcuffed by authorities after declining medical treatment. Shawnee County District Attorney Robert Hecht issued a report Tuesday saying he found no evidence that any of those involved acted recklessly in the incident.
Pistons fire Saunders
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B2
Flip Saunders was fired as the Pistons’ coach Tuesday, four days after Detroit was eliminated from the playoffs by the Boston Celtics. And more changes could be on the way for a team bounced from three straight conference finals.
Tomatoes suspected in salmonella cases
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A2
An outbreak of salmonella food poisoning first linked to uncooked tomatoes has now been reported in Kansas and eight other states, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.
On the record
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these fire calls:
Celebrity status
President recognizes KU at Rose Garden
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B1
Nobody - not even the leader of the free world - knows just how rich the soon-to-be-professional members of Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will strike it. But none other than President Bush himself is sure at least some of the Jayhawks will be rolling in it. “I wish those of you going into pro ball the very best,” Bush said in a Rose Garden ceremony Tuesday recognizing the Jayhawks for their 2008 national championship. “Some of us are going to be out of work soon. I may be looking for loans.”
Nadal reaches semifinals quickly
Djokovic sets up showdown in French Open
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B2
Rafael Nadal’s French Open quarterfinal began more than 11â2 hours after Novak Djokovic’s did Tuesday. Which is why, after wrapping up a three-set victory, Djokovic figured his coach could head over and check out some of Nadal’s match.
City chickens
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor: I am writing about my concerns that there may be an ordinance that will make it illegal to keep a small number of chickens (hens) in the city. Not everyone can afford to live in the country, but everyone deserves the right to provide themselves healthy food at a reasonable cost.
With clock ticking, abortion records trickle to grand jury
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B10
With time running out, the grand jury investigating abortion provider George Tiller has yet to see any medical records subpoenaed directly from the doctor, the judge overseeing the panel said Tuesday. District Judge Paul Buchanan told The Associated Press that independent experts reviewing the records have gotten fewer than 20 redacted medical files so far in the first installment from Tiller. Jurors have not yet received them.
American League Roundup: Crisp delivers for Red Sox
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B4
The Red Sox kept winning at home even without David Ortiz. Coco Crisp hit a tie-breaking double, and Boston won the matchup of the AL East’s top two teams with a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Iraqi education plan deserves support
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A8
No matter the divide between presidential candidates on Iraq, here’s an idea they all can endorse. It’s a wise, very relevant Iraqi proposal that cuts across U.S. debates about stay or leave and beams in on Iraq’s future. Moreover, it’s doable. It needs U.S. support, but it won’t cost Americans a cent.
National League Roundup: Johnson No. 2 on strikeout list
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B4
Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run to ruin a memorable night for Randy Johnson. Johnson (4-2) broke a tie with Roger Clemens to take sole possession of second place on baseball’s career strikeout list with 4,673 strikeouts, still far behind Nolan Ryan’s 5,714.
Douglas County Bank closing Friday morning
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B6
Douglas County Bank will close its downtown branch Friday morning so employees may attend the funeral of Joe Kelly, a former bank director and chief executive officer.
Healthy debate
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Dr. Michael Greger is one of the world’s leading bird flu experts and the director of public health and animal agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States. Greger tours the globe speaking on chicken disease, especially avian influenza.
Delegate split
Geographic inequities raise questions about how representative Kansas political delegations really are.
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A8
How well do delegations to the two national party conventions represent their constituents? Will the Republican delegation that travels to the national convention in Minneapolis represent the full spectrum of Kansas Republicans? Will the Democratic group that goes to Denver do that for its state party members?
Bar wins approval for patio beverages
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A5
A neighborhood bar won approval to allow its patrons to take alcoholic beverages onto an outdoor patio. On a 4-1 vote, commissioners changed the conditions of a site plan for Louise’s West, 1307 W. Seventh Street. Commissioner Boog Highberger voted against the request. He feared it would lead to noise concerns for the adjacent neighborhood.
Moore to endorse Obama
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A6
Kansas Rep. Dennis Moore said Tuesday he would endorse Barack Obama’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Moore has been among three Kansas superdelegates to the Democratic National Convention who remained undecided over the course of the primary race between Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Amazon to raise MartinLogan volume
Company’s most affordable high-end products offered in online boutique
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B6
MartinLogan Ltd., a Lawrence-based designer and maker of high-end audio speakers, is taking its products to the world’s largest online sales floor. The company announced Tuesday that it would offer its Design Series loudspeakers, considered among the company’s most affordable products, through a new boutique at Amazon.com.
Commentary: Money lessons learned the hard way
Millions made, millions lost is the sad story of some professional athletes
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lesson to the wise: Even rich people can be broke. If you don’t believe me, then ask retired NBA star Latrell Sprewell or the Dallas Cowboys’ newest addition, Adam “Pacman” Jones. Both athletes had homes go into foreclosure recently.
County to hear church’s lease proposals
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A5
Trinity Lutheran Church leaders are still interested in leasing the former sanctuary in the Douglas County Public Works administration building, 1242 Mass. Church leaders raised that possibility several months ago and will present a lease proposal at tonight’s County Commission meeting. Among the lease proposals are a rent of $10 a month for five years with an option to extend.
Sheriff to seek re-election
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A4
Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern is seeking a second term in office. McGovern made that announcement Tuesday and said he intended to file the paperwork today. He is a Republican. McGovern, 49, is a 27-year law enforcement veteran. He said his first term as sheriff gave him an insight into the community’s needs.
Area districts putting school bonds on ballots
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A5
Two area school boards decided this week to move forward on bond issues to construct new schools. The De Soto school board will seek approval of up to $72 million in bonds to expand Mill Valley and De Soto high schools and construct a seventh elementary school in the growing district.
Hit-and-run suspect can be tried for murder
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Douglas County judge on Tuesday ruled that a woman charged with driving into and killing two highway workers last year can be tried for murder. Judge Paula Martin set a Sept. 2 trial date for Ramona I. Morgan.During a preliminary hearing Monday, Morgan’s attorney, Billy Rork, argued that evidence prosecutors presented did not meet the requirements of two counts of reckless second-degree murder.
Against the grain
Gluten sensitivity poses challenges for families
June 4, 2008 in print edition on C1
When JoAnn Farb gave birth to her second child, her joy was soon coupled with concern over a feeling that something just wasn’t right. Her daughter, Samantha, now 10, was eating sparingly despite acting hungry, and she always seemed like something was upsetting her. When Samantha began to talk, she immediately began to complain of stomach aches soon after eating. Farb brought Samantha to one doctor after another trying to figure out the problem.
Residential portion of development OK’d
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A5
A planned residential and commercial development along Sixth Street between Queens Road and Stoneridge Drive won partial approval. Commissioners unanimously approved the residential portion of the request, which could allow for 300 to 350 apartment units just south of Overland Drive.
Healthy drinks to cool you off this summer
June 4, 2008 in print edition on C1
Q: I’m trying to think of some healthy drinks to make for my kids this summer. Any ideas?
Protesters blocked at quake-damaged school
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A2
Angry parents whose children were killed in an earthquake-stricken school shouted “Oh, my child!” and “Tell us something!” when police forcefully removed them Tuesday from a protest outside a courthouse.
Lightning ignites tank at petroleum factory
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A7
Lightning from a line of strong thunderstorms struck a storage tank at a petroleum pipeline terminal Tuesday evening, setting off a spectacular fire that could be seen for miles around the Kansas City area. Lightning from one of the cells was blamed for a massive fire at Magellan Pipeline’s Kansas City, Kan., terminal that sent flames and dark smoke billowing into the sky.
Incidents disrupt broadband service
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A3
Three unrelated incidents this week disrupted service to Sunflower Broadband customers. Sunflower Broadband General Manager Patrick Knorr said the problems are not related to the recent digital transition. The storm that rolled through Monday knocked out service to 4,000 customers in southern Leavenworth and western Wyandotte County. Technicians had service restored by late Monday night.
KTKA 49 ABC News wins five AP awards
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B6
KTKA 49 ABC News, Topeka, received five awards from The Associated Press for stations in Kansas and Missouri. The awards, presented Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.: First place, Best Sportscast, for “The Locker Room Show”; first place, Best Spot News, for “May Flood”; first place, Enterprise Story, for “Superhero AG”; second place, Enterprise Story, for “Houses From Hell”; and second place, Best Newscast, “KTKA 49 ABC News at 10.”
KU’s Gockel defeated
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas sophomore Meghan Gockel lost to Elizabeth Wendt in the first round of match play at the 2008 Women’s Southern Amateur Golf Championship on Tuesday afternoon.
Commodities
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B6
Chicago markets: Agriculture futures traded mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery fell 32 cents to $7.505; July corn lost 7.75 cents to $6.08; July oats traded flat at $3.78; July soybeans slipped 6 cents to $13.595.
Last men standing
A&M lone conference survivor from regionals
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B7
Big 12 Conference baseball pride was in serious jeopardy last weekend. Of the six conference teams that made the NCAA Tournament, five of them were knocked out in the first weekend of regionals. Texas, which won national championships in 2002 and 2005, couldn’t keep its three-year title pattern within reach in 2008.
Naismith comes to life
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A5
The inventor of basketball will make an appearance this weekend in Lawrence. Not really, but a Kansas City, Mo., history professor will portray James A. Naismith, Kansas University’s first basketball coach, at a 3 p.m. event Saturday at Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
Sound sleep not a difficult thing
June 4, 2008 in print edition on C1
Having trouble getting to sleep? Here are some sleep experts’ tips for getting a good night’s rest:
Marked-up birds become sexier, exude testosterone
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A1
A little strategically placed makeup quickly turns the wimpiest of male barn swallows into chick magnets, amping up their testosterone and even trimming their weight, new research shows. It’s a “clothes make the man” lesson that - with some caveats - also applies to human males, researchers say.
US ships abort Myanmar mission
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A2
U.S. Navy ships are leaving Myanmar after failing to get the junta’s permission to unload aid to “ease the suffering of hundreds of thousands” of cyclone survivors, the top U.S. military commander in the Pacific said Tuesday.
Eleven Jayhawks all-region
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B3
Eleven members of the Kansas University track and field teams received a total of 14 all-region honors, as announced by the USTFCCCA on Tuesday.
Downtown street to close for Ironman party
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A5
City commissioners gave their blessing to a major party downtown next week that will close a portion of New Hampshire Street. Commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting unanimously approved the necessary permits for Lawrence Live, an outdoor music concert and expo June 13 designed to welcome participants of the Ironman 70.3 triathlon that will take place in the area that weekend.
State Sen. Hensley files for re-election
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A5
State Sen. Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, has filed to run for re-election to the 19th District, which includes southern Douglas County. First elected to the Kansas Legislature in 1976 at age 23, Hensley is the longest-serving member of the Legislature.
Relay raising genocide awareness
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A4
When Wichita East High School senior Matthew Heck called his friend Adrian Love last fall and explained his idea to raise awareness of genocide in Darfur, Love was skeptical of the plan. But as Heck persisted in discussing a relay race from Wichita to Washington, D.C., Love caved in. “It was about to fall apart, and I couldn’t let that happen,” Love said.
Obama says he’s nominee
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A1
Before a crowd of cheering thousands, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois laid claim to the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday night, taking a historic step toward his once-improbable goal of becoming the nation’s first black president. Hillary Rodham Clinton maneuvered for the vice presidential spot on his fall ticket without conceding her own defeat.
Beasley actually 6-81â4
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B2
Turns out, Michael Beasley is not 6-foot-10, as he was listed by Kansas State. He also isn’t 6-foot-7, as some of his detractors have suggested in recent weeks, either.
Sorrentino: Crow not right fit in K.C.
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B7
Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft is set for Thursday, and two compelling local storylines will be discussed amongst Lawrence baseball enthusiasts. Storyline No. 1: With the No. 3 overall pick, with whom will the Kansas City Royals stock their farm system? Storyline No. 2: Where will Missouri ace Aaron Crow, who had a 2008 stretch of 43 consecutive scoreless innings, end up?
Politics doesn’t belong in the pulpit
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A8
A self-identified African-American caller to a Washington, D.C., radio station characterized the recent anti-Hillary Clinton outburst by a white liberal Chicago priest, Michael Pfleger, as a “minstrel show.”
Pasture ID aims to help the cows come home
Program designed to quickly inform deputies in event of loose animals, suspicious activity
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A3
A new program aims to save Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies time and, ultimately, taxpayers money. The Pasture ID program was announced Tuesday by Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern and Loren Baldwin, a member of the Douglas County Farm Bureau’s board. The program uses black-and-white metal signs that ranchers can obtain from the farm bureau and post on pastures.
Astronauts anchor lab to space station
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A2
A team of astronauts working inside and out anchored a giant billion-dollar Japanese lab to the international space station Tuesday, making it the biggest room there.
Music festival prep continues
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A1
The tie-dye shirts are showing up in bunches. Clinton State Park will soon be Douglas County’s second-largest city. The fifth edition of the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival returns to the park Thursday through Sunday. “You get to the point (after four years) where it all seeks that common flow and things tend to go pretty well - knock on wood,” said Jerry Schecher, manager of the state park.
Clinton support still key
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A9
Gerald Ford went to his grave believing that Ronald Reagan’s challenge for the Republican presidential nomination cost him the White House in 1976. In truth, Reagan sharpened Ford as a candidate, much as Hillary Clinton’s campaign has sharpened Barack Obama in 2008.
Pump patrol
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.85 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Jayhawks honored at White House
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A1
Question his policies or debate his legacy all you want. At least give President Bush props for this: He knows his Jayhawks. Or at least his speech writers do. During a brief ceremony Tuesday at the Rose Garden, Bush honored the 2008 men’s basketball national champions.
Former Jayhawks tested at draft camp
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B3
There were no major surprises involving the official measurements of Kansas University basketball players at last week’s NBA pre-draft camp in Orlando, Fla.
Brooke Insurance opens in Lawrence
June 4, 2008
Brooke Insurance, an independently owned and operated franchise of Brooke Capital Corp., is operating under the direction of Wade Griffith in Lawrence. His office at 520 W. 23rd St., Suite F, is one of about 900 in the Brooke network.
Show not unique but still worth a ‘Look’
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B9
“She’s Got the Look” (9 p.m., TV Land) must be the 4 millionth show to cast ordinary women in a talent search for America’s top supermodel on the project runway. It also increases the sense that TV Land has become the dumping ground for the fourth-generation photocopy of other rejected shows from the Viacom slush pile.