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Archive for Saturday, June 21, 2008

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
A Homeland Security Department study examining the possible effects of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak from proposed research facilities locations in the continental U.S. was released Friday. The study concluded that economic losses in an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease could surpass $4.2 billion if the lab, currently located in New York, were moved near livestock herds in Kansas or Texas. Federal report: Manhattan still in running for Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility
2:36 p.m., June 20, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1A
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.
10:00 a.m.
Investigators from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office put on plastic shoe coverings as they enter a home at 1602 N. 1500 Road, where a woman was injured on Thursday night. Sheriff’s officers investigating woman’s injuries
9:45 a.m., June 20, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1B
Injuries to a woman at a house east of Lawrence Thursday night are being investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
2:00 p.m.
The Lawrence Community Theater Vintage Players re-enact a radio broadcast of "The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon" on Friday at South Park during the Chautauqua program. Entertainment, history collide
June 21, 2008 in print edition on 1B
History wasn’t all the Chautauqua program brought to South Park Friday night. Science fiction, comic and radio entertainment took center stage under a big tent thanks to the Lawrence Community Theater Vintage Players.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence police recovered Items used to make drugs at the Jayhawk Motel, 1004 N. Third St.. A man wanted on a warrant from Coffey County was arrested at the scene. Two men arrested in connection with stolen vehicles
3:12 p.m., June 20, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 3B
Lawrence police have arrested two people in connection with two stolen vehicles.

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Raiders blank Ark City
June 21, 2008
The Lawrence Raiders shutout the Arkansas City Black Diamonds 11-0.
Chautauqua event explores Mass. Street history
04:56 p.m., June 21, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Chautauqua participants took a stroll through 1930s-era Lawrence with a walking tour of Massachusetts Street Saturday. “A lot of these buildings, though they were rebuilt after Quantrill’s Raid, got new facades and were reworked right around the ‘30s,” said tour guide Brenna Buchanan, a student in Kansas University’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning. “That’s how we still use them today.”
Garden tour features artists, food, plant specials
June 21, 2008
First Annual Tour Des Fleurs begins today and runs through Sunday.
Corruption probe halts construction of Iraqi city
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A7
U.S.-funded reconstruction in a one-time Sunni insurgent stronghold has been suspended because of a corruption probe, including allegations that the mayor and police chief were involved in a multimillion-dollar oil smuggling ring, The Associated Press has learned.
European Union endorses new border security rules
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
European Union leaders want their nations to fingerprint all foreign visitors and take other new steps to keep out illegal immigrants as part of a sweeping security overhaul proposed Friday.
Horoscopes
June 21, 2008 in print edition on D7
A lot of pressure builds around finances this year. Like many, you enjoy making fine purchases or perhaps taking an investment risk or two.
Non-doctor accused of providing abortions
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A4
The owner of a clinic has been charged with posing as a doctor to perform abortions, some of them unsuccessful or resulting in severe complications and hospitalization, prosecutors said Friday.
Over 100 barges stranded on Mississippi River
June 21, 2008 in print edition on E8
The flooding in the Midwest has brought freight traffic on the upper Mississippi to a standstill, stranding more than 100 barges loaded with grain, cement, scrap metal, fertilizer and other products while shippers wait for the water to drop on the Big Muddy.
Around and about
June 21, 2008 in print edition on D3
Around and about Lawrence
Entertainment, history collide
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B1
History wasn’t all the Chautauqua program brought to South Park Friday night. Science fiction, comic and radio entertainment took center stage under a big tent thanks to the Lawrence Community Theater Vintage Players.
Submit your KU photos
June 21, 2008 in print edition on D1
Jayhawk alumni are invited again to be a part of the 2008 KU Edition. We’re looking for photos you’ve kept from your days at Kansas University.
Scientists ponder whether ice on Mars ever melted
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A8
The apparent discovery of ice near Mars’ north pole has scientists asking: Did the frozen water melt at some point in the planet’s long history to create an environment friendly for life?
French spur debate on secondary virginity
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B6
I remember when a subgroup of the abstinence-only movement first came up with an escape clause called secondary virginity. The idea was that just because you had sex once didn’t mean you had to do it again. This prompted a cynical question from a young lawyer in my family: “Does that mean you can renew your virginity again and again? Or is it three strikes and you’re out?”
Flood plain will affect Chapman rebuilding
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B8
The rebuilding process after a recent tornado hit Chapman will be affected by the central Kansas town’s low-lying terrain.
Lawrence pastor retells Noah’s tale
June 21, 2008 in print edition on D1
The story of Noah and his ark is usually characterized as one of two things: a children’s tale with lions and tigers and bears - oh my! - or an adult tale of what happens when God becomes angry with society.
Spiritual comfort: Resources abound for religious members of Lawrence’s retirement communities
June 21, 2008 in print edition on D1
The wooden cross is the focal point of the room. It is in the middle of the wall, hanging gracefully above a vase of carnations and is framed by two long candlesticks. To one side is a piano, to the other a pulpit.In the back, members file in, right past a print of Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.”
On the record
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lawrence police are investigating a report that an unidentified man illegally exposed part of his body in front of a 42-year-old Lawrence woman.
Sand Castles staffers attend workshops
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B4
Janis Miskimins, Lisa Mitchell, and Jeanenne Lester, of Sand Castles Inc., Lawrence, attended two recent workshops.
Clothing-optional’ pool sets condos apart
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B4
Free upgrades and paid closing costs not enough incentive to buy a condo in a sluggish housing market? How about nude swimming and sunbathing?
Scouting news
June 21, 2008 in print edition on D5
Scouting news from the Lawrence area
Club news
June 21, 2008 in print edition on D5
Club news from the Lawrence area
Woodling: Tickets increase with title
June 21, 2008 in print edition on C1
Well, you knew it was coming, didn’t you? When Kansas University captured the NCAA men’s basketball championship last April in San Antonio, you knew a boost in next season’s ticket prices was as inevitable as death, taxes and asphalt.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 21, 1908: There will be a big meeting of all citizens interested in local flood prevention at Dicker’s Hall next Monday.”
Villagers return to fight’s grim aftermath
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A6
Corpses lay stinking in the shade of mulberry trees and in the ruins of a collapsed storehouse. Villagers rushed home to see if their livestock had died in the heat. Afghan soldiers placed red signs warning of bombs planted alongside the road.
Bush should avoid long-term Iraq policy
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B6
President Bush has basically left to his successor the difficult job of deciding when and how quickly to withdraw the bulk of U.S. troops from Iraq.
Tonganoxie grad 2nd
June 21, 2008 in print edition on C3
Roxi Grizzle, a 2008 Tonganoxie High graduate, broke her personal record and finished second in the women’s javelin Friday at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Columbus, Ohio.
Another big-league skipper axed
Blue Jays’ Gibbons third manager fired this week
June 21, 2008 in print edition on C2
John Gibbons was fired by the last-place Toronto Blue Jays on Friday and replaced by Cito Gaston, who led the team to World Series titles in 1992 and 1993 before being fired himself in 1997.
He’s from where? Campers unaware of KU coach’s roots
June 21, 2008 in print edition on C1
Trivia question: Where did Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self graduate high school? Answer: Edmond Memorial in Edmond, Okla.
Stocks hit with weekly losses
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B4
U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ending under 12,000 for the first time in three months, as escalating oil prices and more trouble in the financial sector compounded market anxiety.
Man accused of hiding in woman’s couch
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
Police say a New York man cut a hole in a woman’s couch and hid in the carved-out space until she came home.
Iowa St. construction to affect traffic flow
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B1
Iowa Street is set to go under construction early next week as crews begin milling the road from 23rd to 31st streets.
Kansas Basketball Notebook
June 21, 2008 in print edition on C3
On Thursday, the National Association of Basketball Coaches said it strongly opposed oral commitments from students who have yet to complete their sophomore year of high school.
Re-invention
The long road back to “the good old days” will demand the best from all of us.
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B6
Where might this have been written? “For years the typical homeowner has enjoyed a combination of easy debt, rising house prices and record-low inflation: all three have now vanished, and all three are unlikely to reappear any time soon. The big squeeze is set to be a long one.” Sounds a lot like many parts of the United States, right? Answer: The Guardian of London. We are by no means alone.
It’s no croc: Alligator found in Chicago River
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
First there was a wily coyote in Chicago’s downtown. Then an ill-fated cougar on the North Side. Now authorities have captured an alligator in the Chicago River.
Obama meets with party governors
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
As Sen. Barack Obama met with 16 Democratic governors in Chicago on Friday, the 50 state flags that surrounded them were arranged in an order that represented when the states joined the union, starting with Delaware and ending with Hawaii.
KU football lands 2
June 21, 2008 in print edition on C3
Two football players from Bowie High in Arlington, Texas on Friday committed to the Kansas University program, according to reports from Rivals.com.
Town alarmed that high school teens may have made pact to get pregnant
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A5
The girls showed up repeatedly at the high school health clinic, asking for pregnancy tests. But their reactions to the test results were puzzling: high-fives if they were expecting, long faces if they weren’t.
Groups wants SRS chief to resign
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B1
A storm of calls for the resignation of the head of the state’s child welfare agency erupted in Wichita on Friday, as child advocacy groups pointed to his secretly recorded statements to bolster their contention that prosecutors improperly pressure caseworkers to remove Kansas children from their parents.
Pump patrol
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B1
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.
Teacher close to losing job over cross uproar
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
The school board of a small central Ohio community voted unanimously Friday to fire a teacher accused of preaching his Christian beliefs despite staff complaints and using a device to burn the image of a cross on students’ arms.
Going down swinging
Raiders slip to 0-2 at Al Ice Wood Bat Classic
June 21, 2008 in print edition on C1
Oh, those frustrating LOBs. Eleven runners left on base doomed the Raiders in Friday night’s 4-3 loss to Liberty, Mo., in the Al Ice Wood Bat Classic at Hoglund Ballpark.
Woman charged with running over her mom
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A5
A woman with a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit for driving backed over her mother and left the scene even though loved ones yelled, “You killed grandma,” police said.
Commentary: Golf needs standout to step forward
June 21, 2008 in print edition on C2
Years from now when time reveals the ultimate cost-risk analysis of Tiger Woods’ phenomenal victory at the 108th U.S. Open, how will history record the story of this chapter of this amazing performer’s athletic life?
Belarusian president invites pope to visit
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
Belarus’ authoritarian president invited Pope Benedict XVI to the mostly Orthodox former Soviet republic, the presidential press service said in a statement Friday.
Military news
June 21, 2008 in print edition on D3
Military news from the Lawrence area
Court: Juveniles have right to jury trial
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A1
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 cases. The ruling has Douglas County court officials trying to figure out how their system will be affected.
Thousands revel at Stonehenge for summer solstice
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
The summer solstice drew thousands of revelers to Stonehenge to watch the sun rise over the ancient monument Saturday for the first time in the new season.
Several hurt as cars plow into 2 crowds
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A4
Two cars veered onto crowded sidewalks in two separate accidents Friday in Manhattan, striking a total of nearly 20 people and seriously injuring two of them.
House passes new surveillance law
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
The House on Friday easily approved a compromise bill setting new electronic surveillance rules that effectively shield telecommunications companies from lawsuits arising from the government’s terrorism-era warrantless eavesdropping on phone and computer lines in this country.
Olympic torch paraded through Tibet capital
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Olympic torch made its way Saturday through Tibet’s sealed-off capital, site of a March crackdown on rioting that helped fuel demonstrations at some of the flame’s international stops.
I-70 restriping work to begin Monday
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Department of Transportation soon will begin restriping work on the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Topeka.
American scuba diver charged in wife’s killing
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A6
Eleven days after getting married in 2003, an Alabama woman put on diving gear and slipped into the water off Australia’s coast for what was supposed to be a romantic exploration of a shipwreck with her new husband.
Moving virus research could be costly
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A1
An outbreak of one of the most contagious animal diseases from any of five locations the White House is considering for a new high-security research laboratory would be more devastating to the U.S. economy than from the isolated island laboratory where such research is now conducted, says a report published Friday.
Growth cycle
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: “Grow,” cry the county commissioners. “Grow,” cry the city commissioners (well, maybe not Mr. Highberger who functions with vision rather than greed). “Grow,” cry the builders and developers, the Realtors, the merchants, the corporate executives, the media bosses, the Chamber of Commerce and many well-meaning residents of this area.
Artists invited to participate in exhibit
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B3
Douglas County artists who are 65 and older are invited to participate in the 2009 Art is Ageless juried art exhibit and contest.
Gore ties
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Al Gore has finally endorsed Barack Obama! They spoke many flattering words about each other, complete with John F. Kennedy references.
Opposition asks voters to end Mugabe rule
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
Zimbabwe’s opposition leader called on his supporters Friday to challenge President Robert Mugabe’s rule in next week’s runoff election despite a “wave of brutality” he says the government has unleashed.
Simons: Campaign will challenge voters to verify information
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B1
It appears the 2008 political campaign season is going to be filled with many tough, mean campaign tactics from the presidential race to the many hotly contested U.S. House and Senate seats. Hopefully, the rough stuff will be minimized at the local and state levels, but perhaps that is wishing for too much.
Flooding to widen Gulf’s ‘dead zone’
June 21, 2008 in print edition on E8
Floodwaters loaded with farm runoff are heading down the Mississippi River, and scientists fear the deluge will dramatically increase this summer’s dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, covering an area the size of Maryland.
Gas station clerk jumps into car to stop theft
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
A gas station cashier in western Michigan says she thought she’d be able to stop a fuel thief by jumping in his car. Nope, he just kept driving.
Lawrence Marketplace offers new services
June 21, 2008 in print edition on D8
If you are involved with a Lawrence house of worship, club or a non-profit organization, the World Company invites you to get involved with a new project involving our Lawrence Marketplace product.
KC smoking ban goes into effect today
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B2
A Jackson County judge is lifting his temporary restraining order on Kansas City’s smoking ban.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B6
Four Douglas County Democrats filed right at the deadline to eliminate an all-Republican local primary election.
Heels trip LSU, stay alive
June 21, 2008 in print edition on C2
Tim Federowicz’s grand slam in the top of the ninth inning Friday night sent North Carolina to a 7-3 victory over LSU in a College World Series elimination game disrupted twice in two days by rain.
Mideast hope
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I have been reading the news from Israel with cautious optimism: the ceasefire with Hamas, an offer to begin talks with Lebanon, and the ongoing talks with Syria and the Palestinians. It seems that in these ways Israel may be heading in the right direction in the seemingly endless Middle East conflicts.
McClellan: Bush responsible for country’s loss of trust
June 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
If the nation doesn’t trust the Bush White House, it’s the president’s and Dick Cheney’s own fault, Bush’s former spokesman told Congress Friday.
Docs take look at religion, reason
June 21, 2008 in print edition on D7
Summer is officially here, and with it the first glimpses of the 2008 Summer Olympics games and NBC’s extensive coverage.
4-H and FCE News
June 21, 2008 in print edition on D3
4-H and FCE news around Lawrence
Dump the Pump raises ridership 35 percent
June 21, 2008 in print edition on B1
Soaring gasoline prices fueled daily ridership of the T on Thursday’s Dump the Pump Day.
Locals help Kansas top Missouri
June 21, 2008 in print edition on C3
Last fall, Free State High’s football team grew tired of watching Olathe South quarterback Mike Keese connect with Kyson Ginavan for long scoring passes. Thursday night, one such pass finally made a few Firebirds smile.
Cubs’ Zambrano has shoulder strain
June 21, 2008 in print edition on C5
Big Z’s shoulder pain might not be a big problem for the Chicago Cubs. Right-hander Carlos Zambrano has a minor strain in his right shoulder but no major structural damage, a team spokesman said after the Cubs’ 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
Giants halt Royals’ streak
June 21, 2008 in print edition on C5
The Giants may have lost Ray Durham to a sprained ankle, but the play that knocked him out of the game virtually assured them of a win.
Faith Forum: Are people who have never heard of Jesus excluded from heaven?
June 21, 2008 in print edition on D1
¢ Pagans embrace reincarnation, other afterlife possibilities: Sue Westwind, Prairie Goddess Ministry¢ Bible clearly addresses consequences of rejecting son: Barry Watts, associate pastor, Lawrence Heights Christian Church
People in the news
June 21, 2008 in print edition on D7
¢ Martha Stewart banned from entering Britain¢ Model gets 200 hours community service¢ Pianist to compose tribute to Lincoln¢ Carell hosts ‘Smart’ charity screening¢ Citibank sues McMahon for outstanding debts