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Raiders win Emporia tournament
June 8, 2008
Lawrence’s Raiders placed first at the Sam Ellis Classic in Emporia.
Several acts cancelled on final day of Wakarusa Festival
June 8, 2008
Sunday night’s pelting of rain and hail caused the cancelation of the majority of Wakarusa headliners scheduled past 6 p.m.
6News video: Teenager arrested in double shooting
June 8, 2008
A 16-year-old Lawrence man is in custody, arrested today on charges related to that double shooting early Saturday in East Lawrence.
6Sports video: Bishop and Sanders sweep KGA championship
June 8, 2008
This weekend out on the links, it was a battle between Wichita State and Washburn University.
6Sports video: Self’s boogie benefits Assist foundation
June 8, 2008
It’s definitely hard to top meeting the president of the United States, but over the weekend Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks decided to kick back and celebrate this time around disco-style.
6News video: Wakarusa, Day 4
June 8, 2008
Check out scenes from the last day of the 2008 Wakarusa Festival.
6News video: Wakarusa winds down
June 8, 2008
The fifth annual Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival winds down tonight. But this afternoon large crowds enjoyed the sunshine and great music of several bands.
6News video: Doctor to compete in Ironman event
June 8, 2008
A week from now, Mike Zabel hopes to be relaxing after another successful test of endurance. But for now, the Lawrence cardiologist is busy cramming for the biggest physical exam of his competitive life: Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Kansas.
6News video: K-10 one lane during road work
June 8, 2008
Lawrence area commuters will be dealing with road construction this summer. This week, drivers on K-10 highway will encounter one-lane traffic east of the Douglas-Johnson County line.
6News video: Sunday, June 8 weather at 10 p.m.
June 8, 2008
The forecast for Monday, June 9 calls for a high 78, with the low around 61.
6Sports video: T-Bones behind as rain stalls game
June 8, 2008
This evening at Community America Ballpark, the T-Bones closed their three-game set with Fargo-Moorhead.
6News video: Early morning gunshots under investigation
June 8, 2008
Police are looking into another incident involving firearms in East Lawrence, reported shortly before the double fatal shooting on Delaware Street.
6News video: Women switching careers midlife
June 8, 2008
It’s called recareering, and it’s becoming more common in Boomer-aged women who are leaving the corporate world to find more meaningful work. managing editor Cathy Hamilton introduces us to a woman who’s done just that, founder of Van Go Mobile Arts Lynne Green.
6News video: Police seek robbery suspect
June 8, 2008
Lawrence police seek a suspect who attempted to rob a north Lawrence liquor store over the weekend.
6News video: Double homicide first since 2002
June 8, 2008
Saturday’s shooting marks the first time in nearly six years that Lawrence has seen a double homicide. On July 11, 2002, the bodies of Pete Wallace and Wyona Chandlee were discovered in their home in the 1500 block of Learnard Street.
Police arrest 16-year-old in connection with shooting
06:52 p.m., June 8, 2008 Updated 07:24 p.m.
Police make arrest in connection with Saturday shooting.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning expires
Rains Delay Wakarusa Performances
06:20 p.m., June 8, 2008 Updated 08:45 p.m.
Rains wash out shows at Wakarusa and Douglas County is under severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m.
Neighbors discuss shooting that left two dead
June 8, 2008
East Lawrence residents who live near the site of an early morning shooting Saturday give their impression of the residence where the incident occurred.
Downtown tours shed light on city’s architectural history
June 8, 2008 in print edition on B1
Brenna Buchanan, who led a tour of downtown Lawrence on Saturday morning, encouraged participants to examine things closely. A window, block of stone or doorway could bring Lawrence’s history to light, she said.
Best get your brain in gear before your mouth’s in motion
June 8, 2008 in print edition on D8
Early in childhood, I learned that a knot in the tongue is worth two on the head. Problem is, I didn’t learn that lesson well. While others come up with the perfect rejoinder long after the occasion to use it, I think of it immediately and am challenged to keep from saying it. In other words, as my dad often warned, “Don’t let your mouth be in motion before your brain is in gear!”
After multiple encounters, water cooler ends up in home
June 8, 2008 in print edition on D4
Collectors can tell you strange stories about how an antique or collectible will come in and out of their lives until at last it finds a home with them.
Bar owners surprised by change in concealed carry law
New regulations relaxed gun restrictions in taverns
June 8, 2008
For the past year, some Lawrence bar owners unknowingly have been inviting concealed carry permit holders to bring loaded guns into their taverns.
On the record
June 8, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these fire calls
US reactions to fear not as funny as cartoon
June 8, 2008 in print edition on B6
You’ve seen this gag in a hundred old cartoons: Cat turns to flee angry dog, steps on a rake instead, knocks himself silly. It’s not sophisticated humor, but it is a visceral illustration of an abiding truth: Panic can make you hurt yourself.
Iraqi prime minister in Tehran for talks with Iranian leaders
June 8, 2008 in print edition on E12
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was in Tehran Saturday for talks that are expected to focus on a proposed U.S.-Iraq security agreement that Iran fears will keep the American military in neighboring Iraq for years.
Cubans guard glasses on Lennon statue after thefts
June 8, 2008 in print edition on E12
All he needs is love - and someone to keep an eye on his glasses. Ever since thieves twice swiped the iconic round-rimmed spectacles from Havana’s John Lennon statue eight years ago, four retirees have rotated 12-hour, round-the-clock shifts to ensure they don’t go missing again.
Oil producers urged to boost output
June 8, 2008 in print edition on E12
Leading energy-consuming nations urged oil producers Saturday to boost their output to counter soaring prices threatening the world economy, while they pledged to develop clean energy technologies and improve efficiency.
Paying a price for old pets
Animal friends living longer, but not for cheap
June 8, 2008 in print edition on E1
With three cats, two dogs, guinea pigs and a bearded dragon, Susan Davis has figures she’s spent $10,000 during the past five years on visits to the veterinarian and on medications. Throw in vitamins, organic pet food and other items intended to promote a healthy lifestyle for her pets, and she’s probably spent twice that.
June 8, 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
Self and friends get down at ‘Boogie’ fundraiser
June 8, 2008 in print edition on C1
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self shook hundreds of hands and, yes, even danced with fans at his “Basketball Boogie” on Saturday night at Kansas Speedway.
Zappa resurrects father’s eclectic music
June 8, 2008 in print edition on D1
Dweezil Zappa has been obliged to respond to two questions his whole life: 1. Yes, that’s his real name. 2. Yes, his father, Frank Zappa, is sadly overlooked by today’s generation of music fans. So the 38-year-old guitarist decided to do something about the latter one.
An Xbox 360 laptop? Game modder can make it and more
June 8, 2008 in print edition on E1
Benjamin Heckendorn takes the average videogame system or computer, tears it apart and transforms it into a work of art. Anything from a Commodore 64 to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is fair game. He can turn an ancient Atari 2600 into a handheld or morph Sony’s state-of-the-art PlayStation 3 into a laptop.
Rice tops Texas A&M
June 8, 2008 in print edition on B2
Jordon Dodson went 3-for-3 with four RBIs to lead Rice past Texas A&M, 9-7, in the first game of the Houston Super Regional on Saturday.
America’s oil strategy defies logic
June 8, 2008 in print edition on B7
Rising in the Senate on May 13, Chuck Schumer, the New York Democrat, explained: “I rise to discuss rising energy prices.” The president was heading to Saudi Arabia to seek an increase in its oil production, and Schumer’s gorge was rising.
Wak Fest rocks for kids
June 8, 2008 in print edition on B1
It’s safe to say you get out of Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival what you put into it. If you want the ringing in your ears from standing next to a stage speaker, be your guest. Without anyone batting an eye you can get as creative and indulgent as you want with the body paints, dancing, performance arts and what have you. Then there are those who take it a bit easier: the parents and tots.
Ivanovic claims French Open title
New No. 1 player tops Safina for first major championship
June 8, 2008 in print edition on C2
At last, Ana Ivanovic overcame her stage fright. In two previous major finals, Ivanovic was so overwhelmed by the setting, so shaken by the stakes, that her focus fell apart and her shots went awry. Not on this day.
Officials: 4 people dead, 2 deputies injured
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A3
Three people were found dead in a Tampa, Fla., suburban home on Saturday, and a man spotted fleeing the scene was shot and killed after he fired at two sheriff’s deputies pursuing him, authorities said.
Teenager’s 11.8 pound bass breaks 31-year-old record
June 8, 2008 in print edition on B8
A Kansas teen has caught a record-setting 11.8-pound largemouth bass in a private pit in Cherokee County, bringing to four the number of state records taken from pits in southeast Kansas.
Bag check
Packing tips head off stress at airport security
June 8, 2008 in print edition on D1
Packing for a trip - whether it’s a road trip or flight, business or vacation - can be a challenge. How can you manage to fit all of your closet and bathroom into one suitcase?
Mother recovering from ‘kiss of deaf’
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A7
This is a story about a kiss - an expression of love so potent from a little girl that it caused her mother not only to lose her hearing after a buss on the ear, but to be thrust into the pages of medical history.
Lawrence poet embraces global outlook
June 8, 2008 in print edition on D6
One of the most active poets in Kansas is Lawrencian Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. She conducts writing workshops and readings across the state. She teaches poetry to journal keepers, songwriters, lower-income youths and adults and cancer survivors. As a professor at the low-residency Goddard College, she reaches students across the nation.
Review: Checking men’s fidelity leads to trouble in debut novel
June 8, 2008 in print edition on D3
At first, “The Fidelity Files” (St. Martin’s, $13.95) reads like a feel-good story for women who think men are scum. We meet Jennifer Hunter, 28, who makes a lot of money by seducing men. Why? She’s a self-styled “fidelity inspector,” hired by wives or girlfriends to see if their guys are susceptible to cheating.
6 participants in boat race missing
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Coast Guard says it’s searching for six people in the Gulf of Mexico who were competing in a boat race.
Women reflect on coming so close
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A3
Susie Wilson has spent hours each day calling strangers, all over the country, to ask them to vote for Hillary Clinton. She traveled to three states, knocking door-to-door. In Lancaster, Pa., she stood on a street corner with her sign: Honk for Hillary. And they did.
Problem interrupts Mars lander’s task
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A4
The first sample of Martian dirt dumped onto the opening of the Phoenix lander’s tiny testing oven failed to reach the instrument and scientists said Saturday they will devote a few days to trying to determine the cause.
Copper thieves wreak havoc
June 8, 2008 in print edition on B1
A thief walked out of a North Lawrence home with less than $10 worth of copper water pipes and left behind thousands of dollars in damage. Gene and Evie Normandin discovered they were victims of a burglary before they even moved into the home they recently purchased. As Gene Normandin, 47, a plumber, entered his still-vacant home last month, he noticed a broken window.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 8, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 8, 1908: “The Kaw River continues to rise and hit 14.5 feet at the dam here this afternoon.”
Police seek suspect in liquor store case
June 8, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lawrence police officers are seeking a suspect in a possible robbery of Dangermond Retail Liquor, 1010 N. Third St., shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
Water drains from lake formed by earthquake in China
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A2
Water poured from a massive lake formed by China’s deadly earthquake in a carefully engineered diversion Saturday to ease the threat of flooding for a million people in the sprawling disaster zone.
Theater review: Go get a seat for ‘Annie Get Your Gun’
June 8, 2008 in print edition on B4
If you want to have a pleasant evening, go see the Lawrence Community Theatre’s fine production of “Annie Get Your Gun,” Irving Berlin’s immortal musical. You’ll enjoy many of the best tunes in the Great American Songbook, such as “Anything You Can Do,” “I Got the Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night,” “The Girl That I Marry,” and the biggest show-biz song of them all, “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”
Prosoco Inc. hires technician
June 8, 2008 in print edition on E1
Noelle Johnson has joined the staff at Prosoco Inc., Lawrence, as quality control technician.
Huckabee helps choking candidate
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A2
Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee put the squeeze on a politician at the North Carolina Republican Party convention, but in a good way.
In McLouth, a meaty victory on a windy day
June 8, 2008 in print edition on B1
Saturday was the 17th annual McLouth BBQ Blowout, but with wind gusts reaching more than 35 miles per hour, this year’s barbecue competition almost blew away. Just ask the Lawrence-based RockYourBelly BBQ team, who lost two tents to the wind.
Pierce plans to be ready
June 8, 2008 in print edition on C6
In the past two days, New England’s most celebrated right knee - and to this point, the focal point of the NBA finals - has been encased in ice, undergone electrical stimulation therapy, even had lasers fired at it. Paul Pierce’s knee has been primped, prodded and pampered like never before. It’s not 100 percent, but it’s good enough.
Budget election costs about $40,500
June 8, 2008 in print edition on B4
The April 1 local-option budget election for the Lawrence school district cost $40,546.
Sonic empowerment
Youthful music still plays in author’s memory
June 8, 2008 in print edition on D3
Lavinia Greenlaw, the British novelist and poet, remembers the first time that pop music let her down. Like many surly English teenagers in the late 1970s, Greenlaw was entranced by Joy Divison’s Ian Curtis - a gangly, disturbingly intense singer whose morose lyrics were matched by his pained gyrations onstage.
Clinton suspends campaign, gets behind Obama
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A1
Hillary Rodham Clinton suspended her pioneering campaign for the presidency on Saturday and summoned supporters to use “our energy, our passion, our strength” to put Barack Obama in the White House.
Five more UN helicopters arrive
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A2
Five helicopters working for the U.N. landed Saturday in Myanmar to help with cyclone relief efforts, as problems continued to dog efforts to help victims of the May 2-3 storm.
CDC: Salmonella illnesses spread
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A3
Salmonella food poisoning first linked to uncooked tomatoes has spread to 16 states, federal health officials said Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M.
Opposition allowed to rally after court ruling
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A2
Zimbabwe’s opposition will hold rallies in the capital today following a favorable court ruling, an official said Saturday, with only weeks to go before its leader faces longtime President Robert Mugabe in a runoff.
Damon perfect as Yanks edge K.C.
June 8, 2008 in print edition on C1
Johnny Damon put on a hitting display for the record books and finished it off in style. Damon went 6-for-6 with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, rallying the New York Yankees to a wild 12-11 victory Saturday over the Kansas City Royals.
Two Baghdad car bombings kill at least 6
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A5
A suicide car bomb and another car packed with explosives targeted Iraqi police patrols Saturday on opposite sides of Baghdad, killing at least six people, police said.
Israelis, Palestinians to start writing pact
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A2
Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to start drafting sections of a proposed peace accord that address the main issues of their conflict, the chief Palestinian negotiator said.
Take it easy on these five summer favorites
June 8, 2008 in print edition on D2
Ah, spring. Picnics and ball games and potato salad and milkshakes and hot dogs - enough to give winter calories a little competition. But during spring and summer, you can’t camouflage the resulting poundage with parkas and overalls.
Europeans already looking past Bush
June 8, 2008 in print edition on E12
President Bush’s motorcade will speed through European capitals next week, but for many Europeans, the Bush presidency already is in their rearview mirrors.
Foodies want taste of Africa
Hot, spicy, sweet flavors dominate latest culinary trend
June 8, 2008 in print edition on D2
When he first immigrated to the U.S. from the Ivory Coast 19 years ago, Morou Outtara used a delicate hand when working the flavors of his homeland into the menus of the restaurants where he cooked. Americans, he suspected, weren’t quite ready for the bold West African flavors such as aromatic alligator peppers or creamy palm nut sauces that were common in his mother’s home.
Severe storms bring flooding, tornadoes
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A2
Severe storms crippled central Indiana with as much as 10 inches of rain Saturday and spawned tornadoes that ripped up roofs and flipped tractor-trailers in Wisconsin and the Chicago suburbs.
No crown for Big Brown
Da’ Tara wins; favorite finishes dead last
June 8, 2008 in print edition on C1
Big Brown loped along four-wide in third on the backstretch, waiting to pounce. The pace had been moderate, and jockey Kent Desormeaux was where he wanted to be. Suddenly, a sickening realization hit. When he asked his undefeated superstar to become an immortal, Big Brown felt lifeless, with defeat a foregone conclusion.
Appraiser earns designation
June 8, 2008 in print edition on E1
Brian A. Klahr, of Martens Appraisal, Lawrence, has been awarded the MAI membership designation by the Appraisal Institute.
Schools, churches also impacted by concealed carry changes
June 8, 2008
Schools, churches and libraries also were impacted by changes that the legislature to the concealed carry law in 2007.
Ex-‘SNL’ writer Franken wins endorsement for Senate in Minnesota
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A3
Al Franken won a resounding endorsement for the U.S. Senate on Saturday from Minnesota Democrats, quickly dispatching with concerns about jokes that offended some and promising a tough challenge to Republican Sen. Norm Coleman.
McCain seeking just the right distance from Bush
June 8, 2008 in print edition on B7
While commentators and political professionals are re-running the 1988 campaign (soft liberal Democrat gets shellacked by tough Republican) and the 1992 campaign (weak economy dooms Republican), let’s break from the pack and instead look at what the 1968 election might teach us about the 2008 contest.
Shockers claim KGA Four-Ball championship
June 8, 2008 in print edition on C1
Alvamar Golf Course’s 18th hole is a 375-yard par 3 with a pond situated in front of the green, forcing golfers to use an iron rather than a driver off the tee box.
Lied Center tickets on sale Monday
June 8, 2008 in print edition on D1
Single-event tickets for the 2008-2009 season at the Lied Center go on sale Monday for members of Friends of the Lied and current series subscribers.
Midwestern Music Camps open at KU
June 8, 2008 in print edition on D8
Kansas University’s Midwestern Music Camps offer junior and senior high instrumental, vocal and keyboard students a variety of music experiences. The camp features full symphony orchestras, choirs, bands, jazz ensembles and music classes and seeks to provide students arriving from various countries the best musical and social experience available.
Actor in Christmas classic dies
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A2
Bob Anderson, who played the young George Bailey in the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” died Friday. He was 75.
Astronauts move robot arm during first use
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A6
Astronauts debuted the international space station’s newest piece of equipment Saturday during a successful but very limited test.
June 8, 2008 in print edition on D5
You are direct and have a way of communicating and a warm style that encourage many people to open up. Your popularity soars.
WVU’s president to resign over scandal
June 8, 2008 in print edition on A3
West Virginia University President Mike Garrison said Friday he will resign in September to end the controversy surrounding the improper awarding of a master’s degree to the governor’s daughter.
Suns hire Porter to replace D’Antoni
June 8, 2008 in print edition on C6
Terry Porter will be the Phoenix Suns’ next coach, ending the club’s monthlong search for a successor to Mike D’Antoni.
Town hall format is appealing option
June 8, 2008 in print edition on B6
It’s pretty obvious what was the most overhyped political story of the past week. The honors clearly go to the Hillary Clinton drama: Will she stand down? Will she endorse? Will she deign to accept the vice presidency? Will she join a monastic order and move to a commune? What a lot of nonsense.
Raiders clip Hutchinson, secure tourney’s top seed
June 8, 2008 in print edition on C3
It was a bit of a sloppy game defensively for the Lawrence Raiders, but the team’s bats supplied enough runs to compensate in a 9-5 victory over Hutchinson on Saturday at the Emporia Legion baseball tournament.
Poet’s Showcase
Look at Me, Your Chosen’ by Katie Lashbrook
June 8, 2008 in print edition on D3
‘Look at Me, Your Chosen’ by Katie Lashbrook
Tuition spin
The Kansas Board of Regents needs to look beyond the lipstick state universities are trying to put on their tuition pig.
June 8, 2008 in print edition on B6
It seems that Kansas University isn’t the only state university trying to put a positive spin on rising tuition rates. Officials at Kansas State University issued a press release this week indicating that the school was proposing a “lower tuition increase.” The move, it said, was “to respond to difficult economic conditions and concerns from students and their parents.”
June 8, 2008 in print edition on D3
Fiction 1. “Odd Hours,” by Dean Koontz (Bantam, $27).Nonfiction 1. “Audition,” by Barbara Walters (Knopf, $29.95).
Wizards play 0-0 tie
June 8, 2008 in print edition on C2
Kansas City goalie Kevin Hartman made seven saves, and the Wizards survived a flurry of Real Salt Lake scoring opportunities in a 0-0 tie on Saturday night. The Wizards nearly won it as the game entered stoppage time, but Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando dove to his left to push away a blast by Kerry Zavagnin.
Fiscal ‘expert’ unable to maintain interest
June 8, 2008 in print edition on D1
This week, I delivered a luncheon address to a group of credit counselors, attorneys, bankers and social workers at a conference called “Focus on Financial Education: Proven Strategies that Work.” Wait! Is that snickering I hear? Could it be that you sense the side-splitting irony here? Did you somehow guess that my fiscal I.Q. is lower than the average primate?
Sportscaster McKay dies at 86
Coverage of tragedy at 1972 Olympics brought acclaim for broadcaster
June 8, 2008 in print edition on C2
Jim McKay elegantly covered competitions from badminton to barrel jumping. Yet he may best be remembered for that grim day at the Munich Olympics when he broke the news with three simple words: “They’re all gone.”