Advertisement

Archive for Friday, June 20, 2008

Also from June 20

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Jayhawk Motel Incident What they found Ascot's Ladies Day
Podcasts
Polls
Have you made your summer vacation plans yet?

Poll results

Response Percent
I can’t afford to take a vacation this summer.
 
50%
Yes.
 
28%
I’m saving my vacation for another time during the year.
 
9%
No.
 
7%
I don’t need a vacation.
 
3%
Total 1218
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas University senior Robert Knapp, of Houston, from left, Katlyn Sullivan, Lawrence, and Shannon Sullivan, a KU senior from Ottawa, sit Thursday along the Kansas River as water rushes over the Bowersock Dam. Kaw remains under flood stage
June 20, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Flooding is happening throughout the Midwest, but the Kansas River is under control for now. The Kaw is just under 14 feet, about 4 feet from flood stage, according to Douglas County Emergency Management, which is monitoring the river daily. Flooding here isn’t imminent.
6:00 a.m.
Using dusting brushes, these young detectives were trying to lift fingerprints from Plexiglas panes Thursday during a Forensics Science Lab program at the Shawnee Civic Center, offered through the Shawnee Parks and Recreation Department. The investigators are, from left, Hannah Rust, Halie Rust, Jacob Paxton and Zack Cleaver. Kids put sleuthing skills to test
June 20, 2008 in print edition on 5A
The students ducked under the police tape and entered the scene of a bloody homicide. Then, Lyndon Rabe, of Shawnee, did the unthinkable - he leaned forward and put his hands on the table in front of him. “You know what you just did?” Sgt. Steve McCorkill chided the sixth-grader. “You left evidence. What if that was the only place the killer touched?” This was why police officers had a rule about keeping their hands in their pockets at a crime scene, McCorkill explained.
10:30 a.m.
History event draws tourists
June 20, 2008 in print edition on 3A
As Chautauqua gets into full swing, organizers were happy to note that the event has turned Lawrence into a tourist destination. At the Lawrence Visitor Information Center Thursday, visitors from Johnson County, Topeka, and as far as Chicago and Lincoln, Neb., were in attendance. It’s helping the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau attract people from out of town, while educating people of all ages about the hard times of the 1930s.
2:00 p.m.
Getting Kinky: Songwriter, novelist and political candidate Friedman not one to blow smoke
June 20, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Kinky Friedman is probably more comfortable holding a cigar in his hand than he is a guitar or microphone. “I smoke eight to 10 a day, and I hope to live forever,” Friedman says. Even so, the iconic Texan can’t quite recall the first time he ever puffed on a cigar. “I forgot the first half of my life,” he admits. “But I would bet it was a King Edward or a rum Crooks in high school.”

All stories

6News video: Stolen car investigation leads to drug bust
June 20, 2008
While following up on a stolen car investigation, Lawrence police arrested a man at the Jayhawk Motel in north Lawrence. Police say the man was wanted on a warrant from Coffey County.
6News video: Friday, June 20 weather at 10 p.m.
June 20, 2008
The forecast for Saturday, June 21 calls for a high of 86 with a low around 59.
6Sports video: Grizzle takes 2nd in nation
June 20, 2008
Former Tonganoxie High standout Roxie Grizzle took second place this afternoon in the women’s javelin throw at the USA Junior Track and Field Championships.
6News video: School-focused charities to team up
June 20, 2008
Two charities that serve Lawrence schools are gearing up for a board merger. Leaders of the Lawrence Schools Foundation and Lawrence Education Achievement Partners have agreed to join forces.
6Sports video: KC T-Bones to face Jackhammers
June 20, 2008
The Kansas City T-bones open a new series tonight after getting roughed up in extra innings on Thursday. Yesterday the Schaumburg Flyers scored seven runs in the tenth inning to beat the Bones 12-6.
6News video: Iowa Street to undergo construction
June 20, 2008
Drivers can expect delays on Iowa Street throughout the coming weeks. City crews will spend the next several weeks tearing up and repaving a one-mile stretch of the road from 23rd to 31st.
6News video: Injuries lead to investigation at rural home
June 20, 2008
Deputies were in and out of a house just east of Lawrence all morning Friday investigating whether a medical emergency occurred there Thursday night when a woman was injured.
6Sports video: Hawkins hopes to go pro
June 20, 2008
Former Jayhawk guard and Kansas City native Jeff Hawkins is trying to take the next step on the hardwood. Kevin Romary explains.
6News video: Fiesta in full swing
June 20, 2008
The food, fun and festivities are in full swing at the 27th annual St. John’s Mexican Fiesta. Whether this is your first year attending the event or your 27th, the event is one that Lawrence residents always look forward to. 6News reporter Mark Boyle has more.
6News video: No new trial for serial rapist
June 20, 2008
A California man convicted of raping two Lawrence women more than a decade ago will not get a new trial.
6News video: “Dump the Pump” ups bus ridership 35%
June 20, 2008
“Dump the Pump” brings out the bus riders in droves. Ridership on the Lawrence Transit System was up 35 percent on Thursday due to the promotion for free rides on the T.
6Sports video: Raiders fall to Merchants; need win tonight
June 20, 2008
Extra innings did not go well for the Lawrence Raiders on night one of the Al Ice Memorial Wood Bat Classic.
6News video: Struggling families may still be able to get insurance
June 20, 2008
As the economy weakens, many families are struggling to pay for the basics. That includes health insurance. 6News reporter Gina Terlizzi explains the challenge many face and how you can get covered, even if you don’t think you can afford it.
6News video: New motion to be filed in Collins suit
June 20, 2008
The attorney for a woman suing KU basketball player Sherron Collins over an alleged incident of sexual battery is preparing to file another motion. The move will be in response to the motion by Collins to have a default judgement against him set aside.
Raiders defeated at Ice Tournament
June 20, 2008
Lawrence’s Raiders lost to Liberty, Mo., and fell to 0-2 in the Ice Tournament.
Alleged victim in Collins case speaks out through attorney
05:56 p.m., June 20, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A1
The attorney for a woman suing Kansas University basketball player Sherron Collins said her client showed “great courage in speaking the truth” from the day she was assaulted in a Jayhawker Towers elevator in May 2007.
KU to analyze Republic County dig’s finds
Artifacts uncovered decades ago will be among those studied
June 20, 2008
Kansas University has a $41,000 contract to study the remains from this year’s dig.
Judge denies new trial for convicted serial rapist
04:11 p.m., June 20, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B5
A Douglas County District Court judge refuses to grant a new trial for a man convicted of raping two Lawrence women in the mid-1990s.
Thrill of the dig
Archaeology can be tedious, but finds bring moments of excitement
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
For those who still have the big screen notion that archaeology digs come with treasure-hunting, fist-fighting, grave-robbing adventure, all you have to do is observe the amount of excitement generated from the discovery of a tiny gun hammer to know that while the dig comes with thrills, it is rarely of the Indiana Jones variety. The hook for the volunteers, professors and students who gathered in Republic County earlier this month are those instances when an artifact, however small, is plucked out among the dirt giving a new window into the lives of people who stood on the same spot generations ago.
Two men arrested in connection with stolen vehicles
03:12 p.m., June 20, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B3
Lawrence police have arrested two people in connection with two stolen vehicles.
County employees to aid in tornado cleanup
June 20, 2008
Four Douglas County public works employees will assist with tornado cleanup in Chapman next week.
Federal report: Manhattan still in running for Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility
02:36 p.m., June 20, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A1
A site at Kansas State University in Manhattan remains in the running for a new $450 million bio-security laboratory, according to a draft of a federal study that examines potential sites for a new national Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility.
Kansas Department of Transportation to temporarily close K-7/K-10 interchange in Johnson County Saturday
June 20, 2008
The Kansas Department of Transportation is temporarily closing a ramp Saturday at the Kansas Highway 7 and K-10 interchange in Johnson County.
Kansas Supreme Court: Juveniles have right to jury trials
June 20, 2008
Juvenile offenders in Kansas have a constitutional right to a jury trial, the state’s highest court declared Friday in a decision that could force prosecutors to retry hundreds of open cases.
Amtrak service delays continue
Service expected to resume Saturday
June 20, 2008
Amtrack service between Kansas City and Galesburg, Ill., continues to be disrupted by flooding in the Midwest, despite an announcement yesterday declaring the route restored.
Sheriff’s officers investigating woman’s injuries
09:45 a.m., June 20, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Injuries to a woman at a house east of Lawrence Thursday night are being investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Recreation calendar
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B8
Recreational sporting events around Lawrence.
Bush assures flood-weary residents he is listening
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
President Bush, surveying the aftermath of devastating floods during a lightning-quick tour of the Midwest on Thursday, assured residents and rescuers alike that he is listening to their concerns and understands their exhaustion.
Why try to save this wedding?
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B10
You’d think something called The Fine Living Network would teach you how to hold your salad fork or how to set a formal table. But their series “Wedding SOS” (8 p.m., FLN) doesn’t so much instruct as confirm some very bad habits.
RVs cruise into history
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A11
Eighty-six percent of the American people believe the price of gasoline will climb to five bucks a gallon this year, a big shift in public opinion from a year ago when most people felt that oil prices were spiking high and would soon return to normal - which is 35 cents a gallon, same as a pack of smokes - and we’d be able to head west in our Winnebagos for a nice summer vacation.
Obama takes ‘can’t-do’ view
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A11
This is the view of Barack Obama. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Obama expounded on the economic policies he would pursue as president.
Hats on to Ascot’s Ladies Day
June 20, 2008 in print edition on C10
This was no time for sensible shoes. Or sensible anything, for that matter. So Georgina Owen Rafferty decided to rise to Thursday’s occasion - Ladies Day at the Royal Ascot race meeting - and have some Jimmy Choo high heels custom made to match her eye-blasting pink ensemble.
All-Area Girls Soccer First Team
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
A listing of the ‘All-Area Girls Soccer First Team’ as selected by the Journal-World.
Runza earns two awards from company
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B11
The Runza Restaurant in Lawrence recently won two of the restaurant chain’s top honors during the company’s annual meeting.
A foul part of the game
Mota can’t forget tragic 1970 incident
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B5
It happened more than 38 years ago, yet Manny Mota still can’t bring himself to talk about it. “It’s very difficult,” the Los Angeles Dodgers coach and former All-Star outfielder said. “It brings up bad memories.”
Pump patrol
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.82 at several stations.
Religious fervor surrounds gay marriage
June 20, 2008 in print edition on C10
As gay and lesbian couples begin to wed across California this week, people of faith are renewing a passionate debate over whether homosexuality is sanctioned by God.
I do? Gay couples wonder quietly about marrying
June 20, 2008 in print edition on C10
In the weeks since the California Supreme Court’s historic ruling to allow same-sex marriage, gay men and lesbians have hugged, kissed, popped bottles of bubbly and danced in the streets. Some have also looked themselves in the mirror and asked, “I do?”
Obama reverses, passing up on public campaign money
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
Barack Obama’s 1.5 million donors were a financial spigot that was just too rich to shut down.
Singer keeps up hope in Sudan
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A12
It is difficult to unleash your inner Bob Marley in Sudan, but singer-songwriter Abazar Hamid is trying. He submits peace and love songs month after month to the government’s music monitoring committee, an apparently surly bunch that mostly censors and rejects them.
Unmarried co-buyers have special concerns
Tenants-in-common’ is the route to take in the game of life
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B11
The best way for most unmarried co-buyers to take legal ownership of a new home is to declare themselves as “tenants-in-common,” rather than “joint tenants.”
Recruiting the young
Trend creates dilemma for college coaches
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
Last summer, University of Southern California men’s basketball coach Tim Floyd stirred the already-stormy recruiting pot by offering a 14-year-old, eighth-grader from Illinois a basketball scholarship. Floyd’s offer to 5-foot-9 point guard Ryan Boatwright sent shockwaves through the college basketball community, and was greeted largely by disgust and disdain, as many believed it further corrupted the once innocent land of high school hoops.
NABC reacts to early recruiting
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B7
If college basketball coaches have their way, Michael Avery would be the last eighth-grader making a college commitment.
Kaw remains under flood stage
Douglas County is monitoring river, which is running at average depth
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
Flooding is happening throughout the Midwest, but the Kansas River is under control for now. The Kaw is just under 14 feet, about 4 feet from flood stage, according to Douglas County Emergency Management, which is monitoring the river daily. Flooding here isn’t imminent.
Getting Kinky: Songwriter, novelist and political candidate Friedman not one to blow smoke
June 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
Kinky Friedman is probably more comfortable holding a cigar in his hand than he is a guitar or microphone. “I smoke eight to 10 a day, and I hope to live forever,” Friedman says. Even so, the iconic Texan can’t quite recall the first time he ever puffed on a cigar. “I forgot the first half of my life,” he admits. “But I would bet it was a King Edward or a rum Crooks in high school.”
History event draws tourists
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
As Chautauqua gets into full swing, organizers were happy to note that the event has turned Lawrence into a tourist destination. At the Lawrence Visitor Information Center Thursday, visitors from Johnson County, Topeka, and as far as Chicago and Lincoln, Neb., were in attendance. It’s helping the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau attract people from out of town, while educating people of all ages about the hard times of the 1930s.
Quiet reigns in Israel, Gaza as truce takes hold
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A12
Raz Elraz, for the first time, will be able to take his 14-month-old son to a playground in this rocket-scarred Israeli town. A few miles away in Gaza, Palestinian teenagers ride their bicycles, and Hamas guards play pingpong.
Group seeks resignation of Kansas SRS chief
Don Jordan says comments misconstrued
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B12
A national child protection organization on Thursday demanded the resignation of the head of the Kansas child welfare agency after he backed off a secretly recorded statement in which he accused prosecutors of bullying his caseworkers into including things they do not believe in sworn affidavits.
Officials say 6th floating foot a hoax
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
British Columbia’s coroner’s office called the discovery of a sixth floating foot a hoax, saying Thursday it was really an animal paw stuffed inside a running shoe.
Fighting cancer
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: As co-chairs of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Douglas County committee, we would like to thank the residents of Douglas County for their generosity and support. Seventy-seven teams participated in this year’s event, raising more than $183,000 for the American Cancer Society’s research, education, advocacy and service programs!
Love Guru’ a lame self-help romp
June 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
In “The Love Guru,” Mike Myers must come to love himself before he can love others. From the credits of this scattershot comedy sketch stretched and strained to movie length, Myers clearly loved himself to the point of narcissism going in.
Horoscopes
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B10
You discover the push and pull of many different, vital issues. Relationships star in how much to give and when it is important to claim your power. If you are single, a relationship looms on the horizon. If you are attached, you’ll discover just how much lies ahead.
Opposition reports 4 deaths ahead of vote
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
Zimbabwe’s opposition party said Thursday that it was facing escalating violence as it tries to campaign in the last days before a presidential runoff pitting its leader against longtime President Robert Mugabe.
Reports: Teens made pact to get pregnant
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A7
A pact made by a group of teens to get pregnant and raise their babies together is at least partly behind a sudden spike in pregnancies at Gloucester High School, school officials said.
New poll shows most say US on wrong track
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A8
Wherever the nation should be headed, this isn’t it. The number of Americans who believe the country is moving in the wrong direction has risen sharply, to nearly eight in ten, amid soaring food and gas prices, falling home values and unending war. Just 17 percent say the country is going in the right direction, according to an AP-Ipsos poll.
Mariners fire manager
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B5
John McLaren was fired Thursday as manager of the Seattle Mariners, who began the season with playoff aspirations and now have the worst record in the major leagues.
Commodities
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B11
Agriculture futures traded lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery fell 23 cents to $8.81; July corn lost 18.5 cents to $7.2775; July oats dropped 14 cents to $4.13; July soybeans shed 10.5 cents to $15.455.
China admits burying US POW from Korea
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
After decades of denials, the Chinese have acknowledged burying an American prisoner of war in China, telling the U.S. that a teenage soldier captured in the Korean War died a week after he “became mentally ill,” according to documents provided to The Associated Press.
Niccum: Lists prove anything but listless on the Web
June 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
I was watching the latest AFI special this week - “America’s 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres” - and I realized how much I love lists. I’m hooked on any number of topics as soon as somebody offers “the 10 best (blanks)” or “the top (blanks) of all time.”
Kansas seeks to score through BIO hoops
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B11
Kansas’ delegation to the BIO International Convention this week in San Diego is looking to build on momentum established by the Kansas University’s NCAA champion basketball team in convincing researchers, companies and other players in the bioscience industry to consider competing from home courts in Kansas.
House OKs war funds, flood relief
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A7
A much-delayed Iraq war funding bill sailed through the House on Thursday, along with a doubling of college aid for returning troops and help for the unemployed and Midwestern flood victims.
Mayer: Pierce new great Celtic
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
Paul Pierce was openly unhappy when he was picked “only” 10th in the 1999 NBA draft. He had misgivings as he entered this, his 10th, season with basketball’s Boston Celtics. Chances are today he’s eminently satisfied with that pair of 10s even though once he was hoping to be traded to a “contender.”
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
June 20, 2008
The latest unemployment figures for Lawrence and Douglas County proved not to be as bad as projected several days earlier, even though the figure had pushed to 5 percent after long holding under 4 percent. Lawrence and Kansas were faring far better than most.
FDA seizes food at Petco center
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration seized various animal food products Thursday from a Petco Animal Supplies Distribution Center in Joliet, Ill.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 20, 1908: “The Republican National Convention in Chicago has named Congressman James S. Sherman of Utica, N.Y., as the vice presidential candidate on the ticket with William Howard Taft.
Defunct amusement park sold
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B12
The buyer of a Wichita-area amusement park is starting the process of turning it into a destination entertainment complex, which could possibly include a tribal casino.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A10
The tentative budget figures proposed for local schools in the coming year called for a 6-mill increase over the present total of 35.45 mills.
FEMA waste
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: A recent CNN investigation revealed that FEMA gave away $85 million in relief goods meant for Hurricane Katrina victims. These supplies sat in warehouses for two years before being given to other government agencies, all 121 truckloads of it.
Enemas heralded at spa
June 20, 2008 in print edition on C10
A monument to the enema, a procedure many people would rather not think about, has been unveiled at a spa in the southern Russian city of Zheleznovodsk.
County Jail to host blood drive next week
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Douglas County Jail, 3601 E. 25th St., is hosting a blood drive.
After increase in China, global oil prices fall
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A7
China, the world’s second-largest consumer of oil, said Thursday that it would dramatically raise domestic fuel prices after resisting international pressure to increase them for 7 1/2 months.
On the record
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 53-year-old Lawrence man reported 2,540 stamps valued at $1,400 were stolen from a vehicle June 12.
Official: Taliban routed near Kandahar
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
A swift offensive by Afghan and NATO forces has driven Taliban militants from a strategic group of villages outside southern Afghanistan’s largest city and killed 56 insurgents, Afghan officials said Thursday.
Kids put sleuthing skills to test
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A5
The students ducked under the police tape and entered the scene of a bloody homicide. Then, Lyndon Rabe, of Shawnee, did the unthinkable - he leaned forward and put his hands on the table in front of him. “You know what you just did?” Sgt. Steve McCorkill chided the sixth-grader. “You left evidence. What if that was the only place the killer touched?” This was why police officers had a rule about keeping their hands in their pockets at a crime scene, McCorkill explained.
Rain halts LSU-Carolina
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B2
The College World Series game Thursday night between North Carolina and LSU was suspended because of rain and will be resumed tonight.
Long-term view
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: In response to Tom Bates’ letter of June 13, I’ll tell you whose future Gov. Sebelius is protecting: everyone’s for many years to come.
Board of Education forum is next week
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A5
A forum for candidates for the local representative to the State Board of Education will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lawrence High School auditorium.
EU agrees to lift sanctions on Cuba
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
The European Union on Thursday agreed to lift its diplomatic sanctions against Cuba, but imposed tough conditions on the communist island to maintain sanction-free relations, officials said.
Top techie retiring from City Hall
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B11
Ron Hall, information systems director for the city of Lawrence, is retiring today after 28 years at City Hall.
Union: KC plant to build fewer Ford trucks
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A4
Falling consumer demand for gas-guzzling pickup trucks is leading the Ford Motor Co. to retool its Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo to produce more crossover sport utility vehicles, union officials said.
Horse show to benefit CLO Midnight Farms
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A4
The fifth annual Kansas Summer Classic Horse Show is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Commentary: Golf again rendered meaningless
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B2
He gave us one of the most memorable golf tournaments you’ll ever see, winning the U.S. Open on one leg. Then he took the rest of the golf season away.
Britain pushes EU over sanctions against Iran
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
Britain’s drive for tighter EU sanctions against Iran’s oil and gas sector slowed Thursday as European diplomats - facing consumer protests over soaring fuel prices - said any new measures in that area were unlikely for months.
Major League Roundup: Royals complete sweep
Greinke pitches K.C. past St. Louis in series finale
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B4
Somehow, the AL Central’s last-place team is also one of the best in interleague play.
Senate has strong foreign policy team
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A10
Judging by the rhetoric coming out of the Obama and McCain campaigns this week, the United States is fated to endure another four years of bitter foreign policy partisanship whoever wins this election.
KU’s Powers ousted in Public Links event
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University women’s golfer Emily Powers reached the round of 16 before bowing out at the United States Women’s Amateur Public Links tournament on Thursday.
Kansas Comet honored by Sports Commission
Former KU football great Gale Sayers headlines KCSC’s P.R.O.P.S. awards night
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
Gale Sayers sat at a table Thursday afternoon in the Sprint Center’s Founder’s Room, reminiscing about one of the most memorable athletic years in the history of Kansas University. He looked sharp, sporting a black suit with silver pinstripes. He spoke softly, with several hints of passion for his alma mater, which won the Orange Bowl and the national championship in basketball in the same academic year.
Sierra Club offers tour of prairie
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A4
The Wakarusa Group Sierra Club is having a tour of virgin prairie on private land near Lecompton.
Crossings
Pedestrians in busy traffic areas may be careless, so those driving motor vehicles need to be even more alert.
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A10
Pedestrians are supposed to have the right-of-way in traffic areas, but it’s an unwise individual who tests that notion too hard or too often.
Kansas City summer league tips off today
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B3
The second-annual Kansas City Pro-Am Summer League, which features a batch of Kansas University basketball players past and present, opens tonight at Penn Valley Community College’s Pohlman Fieldhouse. “I think it will be a lot better than last year. We’ve worked out some kinks and gotten more teams,” said former KU guard Terry Nooner, president of the league.
Raiders fall in extra innings
Mental mistakes send team to 4th loss in 6 games
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
An extra inning meant trouble for the Lawrence Raiders as they fell 5-2 to the Ozark (Mo.) Merchants Thursday. The Raiders surrendered three runs in the top of the eighth inning, two unearned. After a leadoff single by Ozark right fielder Mike Kickham, the Raiders committed three errors.
LHS junior happy to adapt to change
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
Soccer is never far from Stef Stuever’s mind. Even while on a school trip to Australia, she still found time to reflect on her skills and memories of the pitch. Stuever has been playing soccer ever since the fall of her kindergarten year and first began playing competitively in a premier league in fourth grade. Soccer was an easy choice for Stuever, who says she was naturally drawn to the sport.
Pierce, Celtics savor their victory
Boston honors NBA champions with parade
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B2
Paul Pierce had not slept in 36 hours, but the Boston Celtics captain was more than ready to greet the tens of thousands of fans who turned out Thursday for the rolling rally celebrating the team’s first NBA championship in 22 years.
Grant helps build room for family visitations
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A4
TFI Family Services, which provides a safe environment for children during supervised visits, is using a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation to add a new room to the Douglas County Visitation and Exchange Center, 910 W. 24th St.
People in the news
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B10
¢ Family friend: Girl born to Jamie Lynn Spears¢ Amy Winehouse gets further hospital tests¢ Bond producer pays big for kiss from 007 star¢ Rascal Flatts to join Boston Pops on July 4¢ Rapper Young Jeezy charged with DUI¢ Poison sues label over royalties
Direct deposit may help in a disaster
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B11
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is advising Social Security recipients to consider signing up for direct deposit of their benefit checks, and not just because it’s faster, easier, more efficient and cheaper for all involved.It also can be critical during a disaster.