Archive for Monday, June 9, 2008

Also from June 9

Audio clips
Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
Wakarusa Fest 2008, Day 4 Bill Self Basketball Camp
What is your favorite brand of Mexican-style beer?

Poll results

Response Percent
Corona Extra
Dos Equis
Bud Light Lime
Miller Chill
Total 79
What are the worst conditions to drive in?

Poll results

Response Percent
In the snow/ice
In the rain
Heavy traffic
At night
Extreme winds
Total 622

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6News video: Childhood friend of victim shocked by murder
June 9, 2008
We made the trip to McLouth today to learn more about Gage Hauk, one of the men involved in Saturday’s shooting.
6News video: Bridge work finished two months early
June 9, 2008
Two months ahead of schedule, a bridge connecting two communities is back open. The Douglas County public works department announced today that crews finished painting the Kansas River bridge at Lecompton.
6News video: Salmonella concerns force tomatoes off menu
June 9, 2008
McDonald’s restaurants in Lawrence and in northeast Kansas are among those nationwide pulling tomatoes off of their menus.
6News video: After festival, cleanup begins
June 9, 2008
It’s a sure sign that the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival is over: earlier today, the volunteers lined up and the trash piled up at the Clinton Lake campgrounds as cleanup efforts hit full swing.
6News video: Monday, June 9 weather at 10 p.m.
June 9, 2008
The forecast for Tuesday, June 10 calls for a high 87, with the low around 57.
6News video: Parents, principals back all-day kindergarten
June 9, 2008
All day kindergarten is working in eight Lawrence public schools. District administrators, principals and parents emphasized that to the school board at tonight’s meeting.
6News video: Alex’s Lemonade Stands raises $14,000 for cancer research
June 9, 2008
A local effort to raise money for childhood cancer research sets a record, one glass of lemonade at a time.
6News video: Police reveal double homicide details
June 9, 2008
An attempted robbery leads to the death of two people this weekend in East Lawrence. A minor has officially been charged in the case.
6News video: Crews to reduce K-10 to one lane tomorrow
June 9, 2008
Substantial road work will begin tomorrow, which might cause some traffic delays for drivers heading to Johnson County.
6Sports video: Small league presents unique challenges
June 9, 2008
On the Northern League diamond, the Kansas City T-Bones open a brief two-game series with the Joliet JackHammers tonight. After tonight the T-Bones will have faced every team in the league, a feat that isn’t hard when your league only has six squads.
6Sports video: Jayhawks head to track & field nationals
June 9, 2008
Ten members of the Kansas track and field team are on their way to the NCAA championships.
6Sports video: Coaches in Topeka for Classic
June 9, 2008
Earlier this afternoon in the capital city, both Bill Self and Mark Mangino were in attendance for the Otto Schnellbacher Classic.
6Sports video: Basketball camp starts with surprise speakers
June 9, 2008
From September to May, KU head basketball coach Bill Self is in charge of more than a dozen 18- to 22-year-olds. In the summer, the Jayhawks leader takes on a much larger and much younger group of hoopsters.
6News video: Group provides support for cancer patients
June 9, 2008
It’s a group no one wants to be a part of, but once they are, they’re finding strength in numbers. In tonight’s continuing Friend 2 Friend series, we bring you the story of a local support group for breast cancer patients and survivors that’s made a difference in the lives of hundreds of women over the past 11 years.
6News video: T, KU on Wheels considering merge
June 9, 2008
The wheels are turning on an idea to merge the city and KU’s public transit systems and to approve a new sales tax that would help support the combined service.
6News video: City to buy new fire trucks
June 9, 2008
More red fire engines are coming to Lawrence. At a budget session this afternoon, city commissioners told staff members they’re ready to move ahead with $2.1 million for new fire truck purchases this year.
6News video: Kidcast: Liliana Keathley-Helms
June 9, 2008
For June 9, the record high was 100 degrees in 1943, and the record low was 40 degrees in 1913.
6News video: Historic home’s future under debate
June 9, 2008
A battle brews over the future of a 90-year-old home just east of the KU campus. City commissioners tomorrow night will discuss whether to allow a development group to raze the home at 1232 Louisiana Street.
Two counts of murder filed against 16-year-old in weekend shooting
Prosecutors file charges in juvenile court
June 9, 2008
The police are gone and so is the yellow crime scene tape. On Monday, the only reminder that two people were shot to death Saturday at 1311 Del. were two bunches of flowers someone had placed on the front porch, and a handwritten sign taped to the porch railing.
Jenkins, Ryun square off in GOP contest for Congressional seat
June 9, 2008
Jim Ryun touts his experience in Congress, but Lynn Jenkins said voters are looking for new blood in the 2nd congressional district Republican Party contest.
Morgan files to challenge Francisco
June 9, 2008
Lawrence school board member Scott Morgan, a Republican, files to run against state Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence.
Oregon man sentenced on drug charges stemming from 2005 Wakarusa Festival
June 9, 2008
An Oregon man has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison, after he plead guilty trying to peddle LSD, mushrooms and other drugs from a van at the Wakarusa Fest in 2005 in Lawrence.
Ryun files to run for 2nd congressional district position
June 9, 2008
Former Congressman Jim Ryun files to try to win back the job he lost in 2006 to Democrat Nancy Boyda. He faces Republican Party primary opponent Lynn Jenkins.
Slattery promises competitive race for U.S. Senate against Roberts
June 9, 2008
In his bid to upset U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Democrat Jim Slattery is promising Kansans the kind of competitive Senate race they haven’t seen in more than three decades.
Hearing for murder suspect delayed until Tuesday afternoon
09:55 a.m., June 9, 2008 Updated 04:29 p.m.
A burglary and a robbery led to a shooting that left two men dead early Saturday, Lawrence Police said Monday morning.
Loaded in Lawrence: Carrying concealed in the city
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
Finding places that allow you to carry a concealed weapon in Lawrence is not hard. Figuring out where to hide it is another matter, Journal-World reporter Chad Lawhorn found.
Housing development proposed
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
City commissioners will consider plans and a rezoning for a new housing development near 1301 Iowa. Developers propose to build 42 single-family homes on approximately nine acres.
Comments feed debate over SRS reports
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B8
Comments made by the head of the state’s child welfare agency earlier this year are fueling accusations that reports used to remove children from homes have included false information.
Analysis: Gambling board’s job lacks glitz
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
Deciding who will manage the four state-owned and operated casinos in Kansas won’t be a task filled with glitz and glamour. More likely, it’ll be filled with nonglitzy topics such as revenue estimates, population projections and targeted markets.
Tiananmen pardons would signify hope
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
Every day when I sit down at my desk, I look straight at the Tankman. The Tankman is the unbelievably brave Chinese man who stood before a line of tanks near Tiananmen Square in Beijing, as the Chinese government moved to crush pro-democracy demonstrators in June 1989.
Gasoline hits national average of $4 for first time in history
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
The average price of regular gas crept up to $4 a gallon for the first time over the weekend, passing the once-unthinkable milestone just in time for the peak summer travel season.
Rice cooks Texas A&M
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Adam Zornes hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to give Rice a 6-5 victory over Texas A&M on Sunday, sending the Owls to their third straight College World Series.
Keegan: Kansas defense just fine
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
First-team All-America cornerback Aqib Talib plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Second-team All-America defensive tackle James McClinton remains a student, but his athletic eligibility has been exhausted. Brilliant defensive coordinator Bill Young now works for the University of Miami. Time for the Kansas University football team to panic? Hardly.
On the record
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 19-year-old Lawrence man was arrested around 10 p.m. Sunday after brandishing what appeared to be a real gun to another person in the vicinity of a Laundromat near 23rd and Iowa streets, police said.
Judge seeks end to suit on Indian royalties
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A6
It has been 12 years since a group of American Indians sued the government, saying Washington had cheated them out of profits from land royalties since 1887.
Kahne in Victory Lane again
NASCAR driver steers Dodge to third win in four events
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kasey Kahne dominated Sunday at Pocono Raceway for his second victory in the last three Sprint Cup Series points races. Counting his win in the All-Star race last month, Kahne has been to Victory Lane three times in the past four events.
Raiders roll to Emporia title
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B3
Pitcher Caleb Gress allowed just one hit, an infield single, as Lawrence’s Raiders defeated Newton, 2-0, in the championship game of the Sam Ellis Classic at Soden’s Grove.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
Ricky Kellenberger, Sabetha, was elected Boys State governor in the American Legion program under way at Kansas University.
Wakarusa festival winds down
Rain again disrupts performances
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
Festivalgoers who weathered a severe storm earlier in the week faced heavy winds, hail and torrential showers as the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival came to a close Sunday.
Study: Teen drivers ignore restrictions on cell phones
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
From Jeannie Harrison’s perspective, the social lives of most teenagers tend to revolve around their cell phones - even when they are behind the wheel.
5 dead in wake of weekend storms, flooding
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
Wicked weekend storms pounded the country from the Midwest to the East Coast, forcing hundreds of people to flee flooded communities, spawning tornadoes that tore up houses and killing at least five people.
Attacker kills 7 in stabbing spree
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
A man plowed into shoppers with a truck Sunday and then stabbed 17 people within minutes, killing at least seven of them in a grisly attack that shocked a country known for its low crime rate.
K-10 resurfacing set to begin Tuesday
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
It’s road construction season. And yes, Lawrence-area commuters, you will get a piece of it. Beginning Tuesday, crews will start on a resurfacing project on Kansas Highway 10 from the Johnson-Douglas county line east to the Kansas Highway 7 junction.
Big Brown’s flop remains mystery
Track surface might be the reason horse ‘bounced’ in bid for Triple Crown
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
A day later, there still was no explanation - no convincing single-bullet theory - for why Big Brown tired so badly in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, faltering so severely that his jockey eased him up. Big Brown had been going for history, and he made some, becoming the first horse to finish last in the Belmont Stakes with a Triple Crown on the line.
Series of small earthquakes resumes
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
A months-long swarm of earthquakes picked up again Sunday as a string of minor temblors rattled Reno, causing downtown high-rises to sway and knocking items off walls and shelves.
Plane crash kills 6 in charity joyride
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
A small plane crashed Sunday afternoon in a residential area and killed all six people aboard, including the pilot, a former state lawmaker who had offered joyrides to airport visitors after a charity breakfast.
Stranded divers had to fight off Komodo dragon
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Scuba divers swept away in strong currents survived 12 hours in shark-infested waters before scrambling onto a remote Indonesian island where they faced yet another threat: a Komodo dragon.
Sailors survive 26 hours in Gulf
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Four college students and a safety officer floated for more than a day in choppy seas, sharing four life vests after their sailboat capsized during a regatta on the Gulf of Mexico, authorities said Sunday. The body of a second safety officer was removed from the boat later.
Fuel prices keeping historic planes grounded
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B8
The Commemorative Air Force Jayhawk Wing is having to look elsewhere for revenue these days as high fuel prices have contributed to fewer air shows asking the group to fly its vintage military aircraft.
Merger moves
It’s good to see Kansas University and the city stepping up their efforts to create a unified public transit system.
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
It is, indeed, good news that Kansas University and the city of Lawrence plan to take concrete steps toward merging their two bus systems.
Shockers eliminated
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Jack Rye’s three-run homer capped a six-run first inning, leading Florida State back to the College World Series with an 11-4 win over Wichita State in the super regionals on Sunday.
Where’s the outrage?
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: There is a disturbing aspect to former presidential press secretary Scott McClellan’s recent book, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception.” In it, he asserts allegations of wrongdoing in the Bush administration (none of which has been denied).
Pierce plays; Celts go up 2-0
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Boston Celtics left the comforts of home exalted and exhausted, halfway to hoisting a 17th NBA championship banner. They’re up 2-0 in the NBA finals. But they needed some of their leprechaun’s luck to get there.
McCain, Obama gear up for summer of campaigning
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
While many people will work on their tans this summer, or on summer reading lists or on not working too hard, two exceptions - John McCain and Barack Obama - and their underlings will be working. Working industriously on an election that only one can win.
Money tip: make your car last longer
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
With proper maintenance, you can keep your car running smoothly long into its old age.
KU supply technician wins national award
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
A Kansas University supply technician recently received the U.S. Army Cadet Command Incentive Award for excellence for the second time.
Physical therapist joins clinical staff
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
Jeremy Zimney has joined the clinical staff at Lawrence Orthopaedic Surgery and the Kansas Center for Athletic Medicine, Lawrence, as a physical therapist.
Home design how-to great wedding gift
June 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
In search of wedding or college graduation gift? Check out “The Nest Home Design Handbook,” by Carley Roney, editor of the lifestyle Web site (a companion to the popular wedding Web site
Farm Bureau agent earns designation
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
Elizabeth Cordova, an agent for Farm Bureau Financial Services in Lawrence, recently received designation as a chartered financial consultant.
Yanks upend K.C.
Chamberlain better in 6-3 victory
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B3
The second start of Joba Chamberlain’s big-league career was different than the first.
Volunteers still needed for bicycle competition
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
Runners are lined up to help. The Clinton Lake armada is set. Now it’s just time to find 30 or so cyclists to help keep 1,500 triathletes hydrated and on course June 15 for the Ironman 70.3 Kansas.
Aftershock fans fears of flooding
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
A magnitude 5.0 aftershock shook a brimming, earthquake-formed lake and sent landslides tumbling down surrounding mountains Sunday, underscoring the persistent threat of flooding to more than 1 million weary refugees downstream.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 9, 1908: “The coming Democratic convention in Denver promises to have more women in attendance than at any previous party convention since many will attend with their husbands.”
Panda’ delivers knockout chops
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
Jack Black’s Po the panda outgunned Adam Sandler’s Zo the hairdresser. Black’s cartoon comedy “Kung Fu Panda” pulled in $60 million in ticket sales to debut as the weekend’s No. 1 movie, while Sandler’s salon romp “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan” opened in second place with $40 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Apple of their eyes
Newcomers sign, sign, sign at camp
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
Who would have thought that sitting could be so painful? As it turns out, bending over for more than two hours signing autographs can be quite uncomfortable.
Basic American Barbecue Dry Rub
June 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
Recipe adapted from Steven Raichlen’s “Barbecue! Bible: Sauce, Rubs, and Marinades.”
Teen, 16, arrested in double homicide
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
A 16-year-old Lawrence resident was arrested Sunday in connection with the shooting that left two men dead early Saturday in east Lawrence. The juvenile was booked at the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of felony murder, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, and attempted aggravated robbery, Lawrence Police Sgt. Dan Ward said in a statement.
Arson suspected at governor’s mansion
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
Federal investigators will scour the charred remains of the Texas Governor’s Mansion today for more clues after an apparent arsonist nearly demolished the 152-year-old home for heads of state from Sam Houston to George W. Bush.
Set a good example
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Regarding Ned Kehde’s recommendation (Public Forum, May 28) that the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks develop a litter removal program for the area lake shores similar to KDOT’s “Adopt-a-Highway” program, I thought I would share my experiences.
Nashville Star’
June 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
“Nashville Star” will cut straight to the chase when it premieres tonight: Rather than showing viewers hours of audition footage, the show is putting its 12 finalists on stage right away.
Astronauts fly through spacewalk
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Shuttle Discovery’s astronauts breezed through their third and final spacewalk Sunday, replacing an empty gas tank at the international space station and collecting a sample of dusty debris.
Don’t let boring job slow you down
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
I just graduated from college and have been on my new job for a month. I think I made a huge mistake! I’m really bored. I think I should look for a new job. - Kristi
Lawrence kids reflect Midwestern values
June 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
I first noticed it on Saturday mornings at the recycling center. Children lugging tubs out of their family vans, running around excitedly, depositing newspapers and “chipboard” and plastic bottles in the right places, checking for the numbers on the bottom of plastic bottles. There was no “Oh, Ma:ooom!” No dragging feet, no pouty expressions, no whining. These children were fully and happily engaged in being productive members of their families.
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
This year you could be quite concerned with your home and family life.
Cable dance show will crown ‘Master’
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
It’s Joey Lawrence’s world; we just live in it. Who knew that the star of “Gimme a Break!” and “Blossom” would get so many free refills on his 15 minutes of quasi-fame?
People in the news
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ Celebrity women ousted at poker series¢ Dylan believes in Obama’s change¢ Alanis Morissette still channeling anger
Meal program seeking drivers
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence Meals on Wheels needs volunteers for once-a-week routes and substitute positions. Contact Kim Culliss at 830-8844.
Cardiologist prescribes test of endurance
Physician takes on Ironman triathlon
June 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
If swimming for 1.2 miles, cycling for another 56 and then running a half-marathon can be considered therapy, then Mike Zabel is eager to get better - and fast. Zabel, a Lawrence cardiologist, figures he’s simply following doctor’s orders, even if they’re his own.
Sublime sipping
Authentic or not, ‘Mexican’-style beers take off
June 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
No doubt there once existed a truly Mexican style of beer, brewed in a tradition that, through centuries of trial and error, fine-tuned indigenous ingredients and local conditions into perfect harmony. Unfortunately, we’ll never taste it.
Avoid estate planning hurdles
Take steps to strengthen durable power of attorney
June 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
The durable power of attorney is a critical component of estate planning. But it could run into roadblocks if you don’t craft it correctly.