Archive for Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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Stolen truck recovered from woods Raiders vs. Lawton, Okla.
Of KU's three early entrants into the NBA Draft, who will have the most successful pro career?

Poll results

Response Percent
Brandon Rush
Mario Chalmers
Darrell Arthur
Total 2654
Did you remember that portions of the West Lawrence turnpike interchange were closed on Monday for the start of construction?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t take the turnpike.
Total 291

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6News video: Rape trial delayed
June 17, 2008
Trial is delayed today for a 20-year-old Pratt man accused of raping a KU student inside an all-women’s dorm.
6News video: Tuesday, June 17 weather at 10 p.m.
June 17, 2008
The forecast for Wednesday, June 18 calls for a high of 82 with the low around 57.
6News video: 23rd St. bridge may be replaced
June 17, 2008
Tonight, plans to replace a busy bridge in Lawrence are in the works. With the construction of two new turnpike bridges over the Kansas River already underway, attention is now turning to the 23rd Street bridge near Haskell Indian Nations University.
Tonganoxie pool delayed
June 17, 2008
The Tonganoxie water park opening has been delayed for a second time.
6News video: Man arrested in Java Break robbery
June 17, 2008
Lawrence police arrest a transient accused of robbing a downtown coffee shop overnight.
6Sports video: Former KU player new Gardner Webb asst. coach
June 17, 2008
As a player he helped the Kansas basketball team to the 2003 national title game. As a graduate student manager last season, he was part of the Jayhawks’ national championship. Now former KU guard Michael Lee can call himself a Division 1 college coach. DJ Whetter has that story.
School district working on $1.5 million in improvements
Construction includes sidewalks, alarm systems, security cameras
June 17, 2008
Lawrence public schools are getting some summer work.
6News video: Tonganoxie pool construction delayed
June 17, 2008
The opening of the new water park in Tonganoxie is delayed yet again. Recent heavy rains are blamed for interrupting construction efforts.
6News video: Annexation cause of concern
June 17, 2008
A new industrial park northwest of Lawrence is at the center of controversy. 6News reporter Jesse Fray is live in the News Center to explain concerns coming from nearby neighbors.
6Sports video: Flyers blank T-Bones in KC
June 17, 2008
The Kansas City T-Bones return home to face Schaumburg after their recent five-game road swing.
6Sports video: Tonganoxie senior wins Gatorade state track award
June 17, 2008
For the second straight year, the Gatorade Kansas high school girls’ track and field athlete of the year is a Tonganoxie Chieftain. For the second straight year, it’s the same Tonganoxie Chieftain.
6News video: Lawrence schools go under construction
June 17, 2008
Students may have the summer off, but that doesn’t mean Lawrence public schools are empty. Every school in the district is receiving repairs, everything from new flooring to an upgrade in security systems. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater has more on the work that is filling up our local schools.
6News video: City considers new life sciences center
June 17, 2008
This afternoon city and county commissioners were pitched a $4 million plan to build a new center for promising life sciences companies.
6News video: City to buy new fire trucks
June 17, 2008
Tonight it’s also expected city leaders will vote to replace outdated fire equipment.
6News video: Museum to celebrate 25th anniversary
June 17, 2008
A local museum focusing on the former towns that now make up Clinton Lake is turning 25 this weekend.
Flooding disrupts Amtrak service
Rail service offers buses to travelers
08:04 p.m., June 17, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A8
Flooding along the Mississippi River and its tributaries is disrupting rail service across the Midwest.
Abandoned truck being investigated
June 17, 2008
Sheriff’s officers checking on a truck near the levee in North Lawrence.
Ironman deemed shining success
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
To hear Ryan Robinson tell it, the fans loved Lawrence, triathletes embraced the course, volunteers empowered the competition and businesses cashed in on the event. But perhaps the greatest compliments started coming in Monday morning, the day after the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Kansas had run its course.
Pump patrol
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.82 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Same-sex couples marry in Calif.
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Dozens of gay couples were married Monday after a landmark ruling making California the second state to allow same-sex nuptials went into effect.
Democrats gain in state poll
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A5
In the span of one month, presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s lead in Kansas over Democrat Barack Obama has been cut in half, and Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts’ margin over Democrat Jim Slattery also has dropped.
Parents fret as even toddlers love ‘High School’
June 17, 2008 in print edition on C2
Talya Appelbaum recently had a “High School Musical” birthday party. She got special balloons and a slice of cake decorated with the spoiled Sharpay, her favorite character because “she’s with Ryan.” Jemma Fox has an HSM karaoke microphone and trading cards of the East High gang. Talya and Jemma are 3 years old.
Commentary: Did I say Tiger couldn’t win? Oops
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
See? I told you Tiger wouldn’t win the U.S. Open. How could you have doubted me? To quote myself, I wrote in last Wednesday’s Free Press: “Tiger has no chance of winning the U.S. Open this week at Torrey Pines Golf Course.” Well, I may have been a little bit off in my analysis.
Ruling a step in defining habeas rights
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
The day after the Supreme Court ruled that detainees imprisoned at Guantanamo are entitled to seek habeas corpus hearings, John McCain called it “one of the worst decisions in the history of this country.” Well.
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B6
Think through your actions rather than charge ahead this year. You will be a lot happier, and so might those around you.
The children’s hour: KJHK launches kids’ show with nostalgic albums
June 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
Annie Harrigan may be 22 years old, but she still has a Bert and Ernie sing-along tape in her car. “A part of me, culture-wise, is a kid at heart,” she says. “I never really grew up.” That’s part of the reason why the Kansas University senior has started “Little Red Radio,” a children’s radio program heard on KJHK 90.7 FM, the student-run radio station at KU.
Analysis: Iraqi violence down; war’s root causes unresolved
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
Signs are emerging that Iraq has reached a turning point. Violence is down, armed extremists are in disarray, government confidence is rising and sectarian communities are gearing up for a battle at the polls rather than slaughter in the streets.
Soldiers risk financial ruin while awaiting benefit checks
June 17, 2008 in print edition on C8
His lifelong dream of becoming a soldier had, in the end, come to this for Isaac Stevens: 28, penniless, in a wheelchair, fending off the sexual advances of another man in a homeless shelter.
Three Heels withdraw from draft
UNC to return top six players from Final Four team
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
North Carolina underclassmen Ty Lawson, Wayne Ellington and Danny Green will return to Chapel Hill next season after removing their names from the NBA draft Monday.
People in the news
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ Prince William becomes 1,000th knight¢ Winehouse taken to hospital after fainting¢ Paula Deen’s restaurant reopens after fire¢ Blame for paparazzo’s hit-run on other foot¢ Country singer marries former quarterback
Nebraska funeral held for Iowa Boy Scout
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A5
An Iowa Boy Scout who “did so many great things for a lot of people in his short life” was buried back home in Nebraska on Monday.
Gardner teen enters plea in fight death
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
A suburban Kansas City teenager pleaded no contest Monday to aggravated battery in the death of a schoolmate who collapsed after a fight.
Iraq options
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Buried inside several of your recent articles is a flashing warning signal about Iraq. Our Kansas congressional delegation should see it and pay careful attention.
Shrimp Salad Rolls tasty, easy summer meal
June 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
Here’s a cool sandwich for a light supper during the summer months.
Clawing into the world of dinosaurs
Kids dig into paleontology at KU museum’s day camp
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
Playing in a sandbox has never been more fun. Eleven children took part in a day camp at Kansas University’s Natural History Museum on Monday to learn all about dinosaurs and fossils.
Another radio-frequency ID tag going to market
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B7
Technology behind another radio-frequency identification tag developed at Kansas University is headed to market. KU’s Agility tag, developed through the university’s Information and Telecommunication Technology Center, is being licensed for manufacturing through Starport Technologies LLC, based in Kansas City, Mo.
On the record
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
At 4 a.m. Sunday, a 55-year-old woman reported $2,000 worth of damage to a bay window in her home in the 3500 block of Clinton Place.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
The old Buch’s Bandstand in Lawrence’s Central Park, long unused, was razed to make way for the new municipal swimming pool. Buch’s Band once had been one of the musical delights for many local and area residents.
Earthquake death toll at 10; 12 missing
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Soldiers pulled the body of a 58-year-old man Monday from a hot spring inn knocked down by a landslide in northern Japan, bringing the death toll in a weekend earthquake to 10.
Another human foot washes up on shore
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Yet another human foot has washed up along the British Columbia coast.
Successful finish
The athletes weren’t the only ones who worked hard before and during Sunday’s Ironman triathlon.
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
Congratulations to the organizers of Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Kansas triathlon that drew more than 1,000 athletes and an estimated 4,000 spectators to the Clinton Lake area.
Missouri delays new casinos
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B8
The Missouri Gaming Commission placed a moratorium Monday on new casinos until voters can decide this November on a ballot issue imposing a permanent casino cap and allowing existing facilities to win more money from bettors.
Iowans worry: What’s in the water?
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
The floodwaters that deluged much of Iowa have done more than knock out drinking water and destroy homes. They have also spread a noxious brew of sewage, farm chemicals and fuel that could sicken anyone who wades in.
Taliban take over villages near Kandahar
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Hundreds of Taliban fighters invaded villages just outside Afghanistan’s second-largest city Monday, forcing NATO and Afghan troops to rush in while frightened residents fled.
Double Take: Prescription drugs’ availability makes them easy to abuse
June 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
Dear Dr. Wes & Julia: Do you see prescription drug abuse becoming a more prevalent problem, especially among teenagers? What advice would you have for parents and children about prevention?
Juneteenth event set for Thursday
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence is conducting its annual Juneteenth celebration Thursday at Broken Arrow Park. Admission is free.
Help dogs adjust to new baby
June 17, 2008 in print edition on C2
Congratulations, you’re having a baby! You spent nine months preparing for your newborn, but what about your other “baby” - your dog. Most canines are used to being the “baby” of the family and may find it difficult to lose this position.
Gore endorses Obama
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
Al Gore made his debut in the 2008 presidential campaign Monday night, encouraging voters to back Barack Obama because “take it from me, elections matter.”
Impersonator to revisit Truman presidency
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Harry Truman impersonator will appear at the Dole Institute of Politics on July 16 to discuss Truman’s presidential decisions and experiences. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.
Was there any doubt?
Woods battles injury to win U.S. Open
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
Tiger Woods cradled the silver U.S. Open trophy in his right hand and limped toward the edge of the Pacific bluffs, each step as much a burden as the 91 holes he played at Torrey Pines for a major that might have been his most amazing yet.
Blue Cross bans smoking at workplaces
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A5
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the state’s largest health insurer, is snuffing out cigarettes at its workplace, the company announced Monday.
K.C. inks undrafted SS
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Central Washington baseball star Jamie Nilsen has signed a free-agent contract with the Kansas City Royals.
Annexation may pave way for industrial development
Neighbors oppose plans for site near Lecompton interchange
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
Each morning and evening the most suburban of scenes takes center stage in this rural “neighborhood.” Commuters with foam coffee cups, flip phones and backseat carpoolers travel up and down the ramps of a turnpike interchange that pops forth from a rolling pasture land.
Program offers inspection of car seats
June 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
More than 80 percent of infant and child passenger safety seats are installed incorrectly.
Georgia takes control
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Matt Cerione’s two-out, bases-loaded single drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, and three Georgia pitchers combined for six innings of shutout relief.
Chicken defense
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I was troubled to see the faulty logic that seemed apparent in the Journal-World reports about efforts to prohibit chickens in the city.
More than 1M homeless as rivers start to flood
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Weeks of rain pushed rivers over their banks in southern China, displacing more than 1.27 million people and forcing some to huddle on rooftops Monday as the region braced for more downpours.
Mortgage can be burden in retirement
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B7
It would have shaken my dear, deceased grandmother to her financial core. The headline read: “Mortgages No Longer a Stigma in Retirement.”
Miami stays alive, 7-5
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Carlos Gutierrez got the job done this time. Two days after the Miami closer’s two-run throwing error cost the Hurricanes a win in their College World Series opener, Gutierrez overcame another shaky ninth inning to seal a 7-5 victory over Florida State on Monday.
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures traded mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Results delayed
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
Because Sunday’s Ironman Kansas 70.3-mile triathlon was cut short due to inclement weather, there was a delay in the electronic posting of results and many of the final results of the running portion of the race were unavailable for Monday’s paper.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 17, 1908: “Tom Marshall, an Indian boy about 10 or 11 years old, was instantly killed by a charge of electricity from a live wire he touched by accident at Haskell Institute last night.”
Fiery Garnett back in ‘jungle’
Celtics looking for better performance from star forward tonight in Game 6
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B4
The cases of champagne and the Larry O’Brien Trophy had to make the 2,900-mile trek from Los Angeles to Boston on Monday, and that might be what’s best for Kevin Garnett. Game 6 of the NBA Finals will be at home, where his primal screams, jersey-popping, chest-thumping and floor-slapping inspire him as much as the raucous fans at TD Banknorth Garden.
Living history
Lawrence is fortunate to have another opportunity to gather in the Chautauqua tent for an entertaining history lesson.
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
History is all about stories, and there is no more enjoyable way to learn some history than to hear those stories told by the people who lived them.
Keegan: Accuser deserves respect
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
When covering evolution, teachers should not forget to inform students that some humans still haven’t evolved beyond the Neanderthal stage. Reference some of the comments underneath the stories online regarding Jessica J. Brown’s civil lawsuit against Kansas University basketball star Sherron Collins over an assault she said took place in an elevator at Jayhawker Towers on May 18, 2007.
KU alumnus named AP business editor
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
Hal Ritter, a founding editor of USA Today who helped launch the newspaper’s Money section, on Monday was named business editor of The Associated Press, responsible for global coverage of financial news.
Wheat harvest off to slow start
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B8
Cool, wet weather has slowed the Kansas wheat harvest, but a few dry parts of the state have been able to get some crops in.
Disabilities disappear at MDA summer camp
For one special week, focus is on fun
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
At age 15, Lucas Mehl can’t walk. He uses an electric wheelchair and depends on others to help him shower, dress and use the bathroom. Lucas has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the most common childhood form of the disease, and isn’t expected to live past his early 20s.
Nurse’s hearing set in ‘pill mill’ case
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
A nurse accused of running a “pill mill” with her husband is entitled to an evidentiary hearing on prosecutors’ claims that she is a flight risk, a federal magistrate judge ruled Monday.
Does America care about its talent?
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B6
In a field crowded with reality contests and amateur hours, “America’s Got Talent” (8 p.m., NBC) has been on top of the heap for the past two summers. So, can America tolerate another summer of auditions? Will they still turn out for the singing, dancing and other exotic fare, and the snappy bickering between Piers Morgan, Jerry Springer, David Hasselhoff and Sharon Osbourne?
Repaving moves down Mass. Street
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
The orange and white barricades are back up in downtown Lawrence, as city contractors on Monday began repaving a second stretch of Massachusetts Street.
LMH offers baby-sitting course
June 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
Lawrence Memorial Hospital has announced future enrollment dates for “Safe Sitter Enhanced,” geared for 11- to 13-year-olds, to teach necessary skills for becoming safe and competent baby sitters.
Extradition appealed in porn model’s slaying
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
The Kansas attorney general’s office says a man suspected of killing a Kansas college student who led a secret life as an Internet porn model is appealing his extradition from Mexico.
KU hoopsters offer opinions on NBA Finals
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B3
Members of Kansas University’s men’s basketball team had differing opinions on whom they wanted to win the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics.
Study shows similarity in brains of gay men, heterosexual women
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A8
The brains of gay men resemble those of straight women, according to research being published today that provides more evidence of the role of biology in sexual orientation.
Satellite radio merger at Sirius crossroad
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission says he is satisfied the $3.8 billion merger of the nation’s only two satellite radio companies is in the public’s interest, but that’s no guarantee the deal will win final approval.
New foundation for Django
Nonprofit to oversee open-source Web framework
June 17, 2008 in print edition on B7
Add an open-source Web framework born in Lawrence to a list of industry powerhouses with their own software foundations.
County voters can now register on the Internet
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
Douglas County is making it easier to register to vote. No longer do you have to mail or personally drop off a registration form at the county clerk’s office. You can do it by fax or by sending a document file by e-mail.
Raiders hurler delightful in debut
June 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
Lance Lamborn sure seemed an unlikely candidate to plug the dike. Yet Lamborn, making his Legion baseball debut, pitched the Raiders to an 8-4 victory over Lawton, Okla., in the second game of a doubleheader Monday night at Ice Field.
Self stands by KU guard Collins
Chicago native apologizes for not responding to civil suit
June 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self twice on Monday expressed support for junior guard Sherron Collins. Self spoke first in a written statement, the second time in person to a handful of reporters outside his basketball camp at Horejsi Center.
EU to issue stronger Iran sanctions
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
The European Union agreed Monday on the need to sharpen sanctions on Iran - possibly targeting the oil and gas sectors in what would mark Europe’s strongest punishments yet to discourage Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.
McCain urges end to ban on offshore drilling
June 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
Sen. John McCain said Monday the federal moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling should be lifted, and individual states given the right to pursue energy exploration in waters near their coasts.