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6Sports video: T-Bones hammer Jackhammers
June 22, 2008
This evening out at Community America Ballpark, the Kansas City T-Bones were closing their three-game series with the Joliet Jackhammers.
6News video: Coffee may help prevent heart disease
June 22, 2008
A recent study suggests women who drink two to three cups of coffee per day are less likely to die from heart disease than non-coffee drinking women. Boomer Girl Cathy Hamilton introduces us to a woman who knows a lot about the most popular beverage in the world and says all coffee is not created equally.
6News video: Treasure all in the hunt
June 22, 2008
It might not come with the excitement of an Indiana Jones movie, but the thrills of possible finds on an archaeology dig have KU students and Lawrence residents venturing to north central Kansas this summer. 6News reporter Christine Metz has more.
6News video: Shooting at bar party injures one
June 22, 2008
Shots ring out for the second time in two months near an east Lawrence bar. One man is injured after being shot outside the Cross Town Tavern near 19th and Haskell.
6Sports video: Raiders best Dodge City
June 22, 2008
The Lawrence Raiders were back at it today in the Al Ice Wood Bat Classic.
6News video: Sunday, June 22 weather at 10 p.m.
June 22, 2008
The forecast for Monday, June 23 calls for a high of 84 with a low around 59.
6News video: Horse show benefits Community Living Opportunities
June 22, 2008
Riders saddle up this afternoon at the Douglas County Fairgrounds to raise money for a local organization.
6News video: Chautauqua comes to an end
June 22, 2008
After a five night run, the Kansas Nebraska Chautauqua takes its last ride into history tonight.
6News video: KU athletics to take on t-shirt shop
June 22, 2008
This week, KU goes to court in a legal contest against an upstart t-shirt shop with plenty of royalties at stake. 6News business editor Mark Fagan looks for a few legal minds in this report.
Men show off their cooking skills for fundraiser
07:59 p.m., June 22, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A3
Chicken enchilada casserole and sweet potato cheesecake were among dishes in the running for the top prize in today’s Real Men Cook contest. “It’s a twist on the cooking competitions that we normally see,” organizer Donna Bell said of the all-men cooking competition. “These men are eager and happy to show off their culinary skills.”
Kaun signs with team in Russia
07:33 p.m., June 22, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Sasha Kaun has signed a three-year contract with CSKA Moscow, a professional team in Kaun’s native Russia.
Boat catches fire on Clinton Lake
07:01 p.m., June 22, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A5
Fire destroyed a boat on Clinton Lake on Sunday afternoon but caused no injuries, said Aaron Henrichs, a Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks officer.
Raiders claim consolation prize
June 22, 2008
The Lawrence Raiders baseball team defeated Dodge City, 9-1, on Sunday to win the consolation championship of the Al Ice Woodbat Classic at Ice Field.
Lawrence man involved in high-speed chase faces felony charges
06:26 p.m., June 22, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A5
A 23-year-old Lawrence man is in Wyandotte County Jail facing felony charges following a high-speed chase Sunday that began in Douglas County, said Lt. Dave Porter of the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Witnesses say shooting occurred at large, outdoor bash
Incident near Cross Town Tavern second since April
05:38 p.m., June 22, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A1
A noisy party involving hundreds of people Saturday night in the parking lot outside Cross Town Tavern, 1910 Haskell Ave., deteriorated into violence when a 21-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man was injured in an early-morning shooting Sunday.
Person taken into custody in KCK following a high speed chase that began in Lawrence
June 22, 2008
A person was taken into custody at about 11:30 a.m. in Kansas City, Kan. after leading Lawrence police and Kansas Highway Patrol troopers on a high speed chase.
Police investigate early morning shooting
05:44 a.m., June 22, 2008 Updated 10:09 a.m.
Police are investigating a shooting that occurred shortly after 1 a.m. near 19th and Haskell.
People in the news
June 22, 2008 in print edition on D5
¢ Spears’ return to LA begins with scuffle¢ Ellen DeGeneres plans dream wedding¢ Paparazzo sues actor Harrelson for $2.5M
Age doesn’t matter for this couple
Wedding bells to ring for White Owl, 61, and Lawrence High grad, 22
June 22, 2008 in print edition on A1
As the old saying goes, love knows no boundaries. It’s that adage that brought together a Lawrence native and one of Kansas University’s well-known characters.
S. Korea, US reach beef deal amid protests
June 22, 2008 in print edition on A7
South Korea said it will resume imports of U.S. beef after American and South Korean suppliers agreed to block meat from older cattle, aiming Saturday to soothe health concerns that sparked weeks of demonstrations against new President Lee Myung-bak.
Campy ‘Camp’
Book proves that campers may grow up, but they are never out of the woods
June 22, 2008 in print edition on D3
Having thoroughly plumbed the joys and pains of the suburban Jewish coming-of-age scene of the 1970s and ‘80s (“Bar Mitzvah Disco”), the people at the so-called Academy of the Recent Past have turned their curatorial eyes to a book project so heartbreakingly rendered that it almost hurts to look too closely at the results.
Firebird fan
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: As a baseball fanatic, I would like to express my gratitude to Free State High School baseball coach Mike Hill and his staff.
UNC does it again
Another dramatic homer keeps Carolina alive; Georgia advances to championship series
June 22, 2008 in print edition on C5
Chad Flack homered to get North Carolina to the College World Series in 2006 and 2007. This year, he homered to keep the Tar Heels in Omaha at least for another day.
Avant-garde furniture makes excellent accent piece
June 22, 2008 in print edition on D4
Antiques are often part of an eclectic decorating scheme nowadays. Gardeners know that an unusual blooming magnolia or dogwood tree must be placed in an isolated spot to be admired as a “specimen” tree.
June 22, 2008 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records
Summer tales: Lawrence experts recommend vacation reads for kids
June 22, 2008 in print edition on D1
The Journal-World asked two book experts at the Lawrence Public Library to give their recommended list for children and teens for the time until school starts again. Here are their suggestions, along with their comments.
Raiders stomp Ark. City, 11-0
June 22, 2008 in print edition on C1
Everything that went wrong during the last two days for the Lawrence Raiders disappeared Saturday.
June 22, 2008 in print edition on D5
You make waves this year, whether you intend to or not. In fact, you often keep secrets or opinions to yourself.
Academy mixes work, fun
Players improve skills with offseason effort
June 22, 2008 in print edition on C6
For some youths, summer means three months of popsicles and lawn chairs, three months of laziness and relaxation. But for the area’s top tennis players, summer means hard work - lots of it.
5 foreign troops killed in surge in violence
June 22, 2008 in print edition on A2
Roadside bombs killed five foreign troops and five government soldiers Saturday, part of a surge of violence that has made Afghanistan’s battlefields deadlier for foreign forces than those in Iraq.
Ugliest dog: 3 legs, 1 eye, no hair
June 22, 2008 in print edition on A2
Gus the dog has three legs, one eye and no hair, except for a white tuft on the top of his head. He’s a real winner.
Nee to join Nebraska hall
June 22, 2008 in print edition on C2
Former Nebraska coach Danny Nee and ex-Cornhusker Erick Strickland are going to be inducted into the Nebraska Basketball Hall of Fame.
Marketplace provides new opportunities
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B1
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.
Merger of education boards expected
Lawrence Education Achievement Partners and Schools Foundation to combine forces
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B1
Two boards that support Lawrence students and schools are expected to merge, although the public likely won’t notice a difference in services, organizers said.
CU LB, ex-lineman sued
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B2
University of Colorado linebacker Michael Sipili and former defensive lineman Christopher Perri have been sued over an assault that happened last year. CU student John Antrim filed the lawsuit this week.
Northwestern Mutual office earns honors
June 22, 2008 in print edition on E1
The Lawrence office of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network finished in the top 10 of the company’s first-year offices nationwide in 2007, and the office finished first in Northwestern Mutual’s Southern Region by market category.
River rises again, along with worries in Missouri, Illinois
June 22, 2008 in print edition on A2
Amid the battle to hold back the swollen Mississippi River, some towns in northeastern Missouri and Illinois got an unwelcome surprise Saturday as river levels rose higher than projected.
NHRA’s Kalitta killed in crash
Driver’s car bursts into flames during Funny Car event
June 22, 2008 in print edition on C2
Scott Kalitta died Saturday when his Funny Car burst into flames and crashed at the end of the track during the final round of qualifying for the Lucas Oil NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Car hits pedestrians for 4th time in 2 days
June 22, 2008 in print edition on A2
A car plowed into pedestrians on a New York City sidewalk for the fourth time in two days, hurting four people and raising the toll to nearly two dozen victims from the strange spate of wrecks.
Commentary: Who cares about character anymore?
June 22, 2008 in print edition on C2
You might think that after his last bad experience with the bubbly, Javon Walker would not have been out spraying bottles of Dom Perignon on people partying in a Las Vegas nightclub. You might.
City of Olathe lays off 21 employees
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B1
Olathe told 12 full-time and nine part-time city employees Thursday that they no longer had jobs.
Home-swapping site eases real estate blues
June 22, 2008 in print edition on D4 offers homeowners an alternative to buying or renting a new home - swapping it.
Obama goes after McCain on flood prevention programs
June 22, 2008 in print edition on A2
With communities in the Midwest still under water, Democrat Barack Obama on Saturday criticized Republican John McCain for opposing federal spending on flood prevention programs and opened a new debate in the White House race.
Candidates spar over town hall meetings
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B6
We are barely at the beginning of the long period in which most Americans will give their first serious scrutiny to the presidential candidates and decide whether Barack Obama or John McCain will get their vote.
Review: Father and son bond over classic cinema in ‘The Film Club’
June 22, 2008 in print edition on D3
A few pages into “The Film Club” (Twelve, $21.99), the smart, new memoir by Canadian film critic David Gilmour, it becomes clear that if he ever saw any of MGM’s squeaky-clean “Andy Hardy” movies while growing up, they left little impression on him.
Art in Progress
June 22, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Art in Progress by Juliet Dyer.
Tips keep your pet pals cool
June 22, 2008 in print edition on D1
Summertime can take a toll on dogs and cats. Here are some simple tips from Newsday and innovative products that can help your critters stay cool.
Wizards play scoreless tie
June 22, 2008 in print edition on C2
Toronto FC’s three-game home winning streak ended Saturday when it was held to a 0-0 tie by the struggling Kansas City Wizards, who are winless in their past seven games.
Royals waive Tomko
June 22, 2008 in print edition on C8
The Kansas City Royals placed veteran pitcher Brett Tomko on unconditional waivers Saturday. Tomko had been designated for assignment on June 12, meaning the Royals had 10 days to trade, release, or waive Tomko if he didn’t accept a minor-league assignment.
Security slip
Lax state policies have compromised thousands of Social Security numbers and other personal information.
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B6
To those who carefully guard their Social Security numbers and other information that could allow someone to steal their financial identity, the news this week out of Topeka was stunning.
Hundreds turn out for Van Go art auction
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B1
Saturday’s fifth annual Van Go Mobile Arts What Floats Your Boat fundraiser at Clinton Lake Marina came together with what keeps Van Go afloat daily: community effort.
Web sites help garden lovers
June 22, 2008 in print edition on D2
When it is too wet, windy or humid to garden, check out
Official: Oil production cause of record prices
June 22, 2008 in print edition on A7
The U.S. energy secretary said Saturday that insufficient oil production, not financial speculation, was driving soaring crude prices.
Money players lead Royals to win
June 22, 2008 in print edition on C8
Gil Meche won consecutive starts for the first time this season, Jose Guillen hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants, 5-3, on Saturday night.
Comparing airline rates key to getting best price
June 22, 2008 in print edition on E1
This summer don’t be surprised if your airline ticket causes sticker shock. The high cost of oil has driven up fares, in some cases two and even three times what they were just one year ago.
Driver pleads guilty to 20-year-old traffic fatality
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B8
A former Hutchinson man who disappeared 20 years ago before going on trial for a fatal traffic accident has pleaded guilty a month after being arrested re-entering the country.
Zoos ponder mystery of what to do with old animals
June 22, 2008 in print edition on A5
Even as a youngster, Rollie looked older and wiser than his years. His white mustache sprouted longer by the month, until it flamed from his cheeks like a German kaiser’s. In the last few years, though, the tribulations of age - not just the appearance of it - have begun catching up with Rollie. His keepers are reminded each time they get a look past the Emperor Tamarin’s flowing whiskers and into his jaws.
Radwanska bests Petrova
June 22, 2008 in print edition on C6
Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won her third title of the year Saturday, beating Nadia Petrova of Russia 6-4, 6-7 (11), 6-4 in the final of the Eastbourne International Women’s Open.
An ageless wonder
Golfer humble about his game
June 22, 2008 in print edition on C1
He would prefer you view him as past-his-prime, no threat whatsoever, a pushover in a golf match. Harold Ogden likes to be called “Old Harold,” better to perpetuate the myth his opponent need not bring his A game to prevail. To say hello to him is to be reminded he’s barely hanging on.
Help scaredy cats (and dogs) cope with fireworks
June 22, 2008 in print edition on D8
Shawn O’Dierno’s rescued Doberman was a certified therapy dog who could help soothe patients and tolerated the sounds of dropped hospital equipment, loud arguments or crying visitors. But while Reid coped with the stress of a hospital room, he couldn’t handle fireworks.
Eight tips to live to ride another day
June 22, 2008 in print edition on D7
Gas prices are crazy, and as minds turn to two-wheeled transport as an alternative, those minds wonder if it’s possible to ride a bicycle in urban traffic without injury or vexation.
Steve Carell is as surprised as anyone by his success
June 22, 2008 in print edition on D6
Steve Carell pops out of his hotel suite to greet a reporter. Wearing well-tread sneakers, jeans and a modest sports coat, he could be anyone: your accountant, your neighbor, your college roommate.
Green thumbs get taste of local flora
Tour Des Fleurs event caters to area garden enthusiasts
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B1
Sunny skies and bright blooms greeted participants of Saturday’s Tour Des Fleurs. “We’re looking forward to an afternoon of touring,” said Diane Gruver as she embarked on the tour Saturday at Water’s Edge, 847 Ind.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B6
Gov. Robert Docking recommended that Kansas governors be elected for four-year terms in even-numbered years between the presidential election and that there be a two-term limit.
VP selection process more important than choice
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B7
With the nomination fights over but the conventions not yet called to order, political attention naturally falls on a post that, in most administrations, gets no attention whatsoever. That is the vice presidency, “the most insignificant office,” John Adams, its first occupant, said, “that ever the invention of man contrived.”
Vital rights
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Congress is now voting on a bill that will effectively gut the Constitution by giving blanket immunity to phone companies who have illegally spied on millions of American citizens.
Americans feel everything seemingly spinning out of control
June 22, 2008 in print edition on A4
Is everything spinning out of control? Midwestern levees are bursting. Polar bears are adrift. Gas prices are skyrocketing. Home values are abysmal. Air fares, college tuition and health care border on unaffordable. Wars without end rage in Iraq, Afghanistan and against terrorism.
Marines make headway in town in poppy region
June 22, 2008 in print edition on A6
U.S. Marines are trading gunfire and artillery shells with Taliban militants in the volatile southern province of Helmand, the world’s largest poppy growing region. The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit moved into the town of Garmser in late April. It’s the farthest south U.S. forces have been in Afghanistan in years.
High school student dies in SUV crash
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B5
An SUV crashed near Eureka, killing one high school student and critically injuring four other passengers.
Firefighters wrestle with dozens of blazes
June 22, 2008 in print edition on A2
Thunderstorms sparked as many as 75 wildfires in a wilderness area in far Northern California on Saturday as officials farther south got close to containing a blaze that destroyed several homes and forced thousands to evacuate.
June 22, 2008 in print edition on D3
A list of this week’s top-selling nonfiction and fiction literature.
Fourth-seeded Karlovic retains Nottingham title
June 22, 2008 in print edition on C6
Fourth-seeded Ivo Karlovic successfully defended his Nottingham Open title Saturday with a 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (8) victory over Fernando Verdasco.
Kansan survives plane crash
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B5
A central Kansas man suffered serious injuries when his single-engine airplane crashed near Andover.
Officials suspended after stampede deaths
June 22, 2008 in print edition on A2
Mexico City’s mayor expressed outrage Saturday that youths as young as 13 were among the dozen people killed in a nightclub stampede and said the officials involved in the police raid that sparked the crush had been suspended.
Two-sport recruit visits camp
Big 12 schools interested in Texas high schooler
June 22, 2008 in print edition on C3
Being the child of a professional athlete doesn’t always translate into being just talented. But with the genes of two athletes, it’s no wonder that Jackson Jeffcoat has the athletic ability to be a two-sport star in basketball and football.
Sebelius keynote speaker at Obama event in Ohio
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B5
Seeking to unite Ohio Democrats after a divisive presidential primary, the Ohio and Kansas governors urged the party faithful to work hard to win the swing state for Sen. Barack Obama.
KSU archaeology professor leads search for lost treasures
June 22, 2008 in print edition on A3
Brad Logan doesn’t wear a fedora. He doesn’t wear a leather jacket or carry a whip. As he stands behind his students, watching them practice real archaeological field work, Logan has all of the things he needs: a ball cap, a handkerchief and, of course, a trowel.
Department seeking win in court
Jury to hear case regarding sale of unlicensed T-shirts
June 22, 2008 in print edition on E1
Now that Kansas Athletics Inc. already has secured an Orange Bowl title and an NCAA basketball national championship, the protector of all things Jayhawk is playing to win on a different field of competition. In a jury trial set to begin this week, the department hopes to convince a federal jury to order Larry Sinks to quit printing up Kansas-related designs on blue T-shirts.
Behind the Lens: Photographers work with restrictions while covering courtroom events
June 22, 2008 in print edition on D2
At most of the events I cover as a photojournalist, members of the general public are also free to take photographs. I may receive special press passes for events that sometimes includes unique access, but beyond that anyone with a camera can probably photograph the same subjects I do.
Self debates NBA’s top draft picks
June 22, 2008 in print edition on C1
There’s a great debate raging not only in the city of Chicago, but around the country as Thursday’s 2008 NBA Draft nears. That is … which player should be tapped No. 1 overall by the NBA’s Bulls? Should it be guard Derrick Rose or forward Michael Beasley? Perhaps there’s nobody better to ask than a man who coached against both players - Kansas University’s Bill Self.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 22, 1908: “The official population of Lawrence is now 13,174, a gain of 787 over the count of a year ago.
Keegan: Triathlon gaining repute
June 22, 2008 in print edition on C1
They motor in water, on top of cycles and by moving one foot in front of another, but when it comes to growing an event that was a smashing success in its first year in Lawrence, triathletes have been doing their best work motoring their mouths.
On the record
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B2
Authorized controlled burning, 7:47 p.m. Friday, 218 Mich.
Pump patrol
June 22, 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.
Some too quick to wear ‘victim hat’
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B6
Someone is going to think this column is racist. That person - he or she will be white - will be unable to point to so much as a semicolon that suggests I believe in the native superiority of my, or any other, race. Rather, the accusation will be based in the fact that the column discusses race, period.
Energy crisis turns globalism to localism
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B7
You’ve heard it said that the world is flat - that today, all economics is global. Time to rethink that in light of the global energy crisis. The world is being rerounded, its horizons shrinking. Localism is the new globalism.
Coffee study shakes up healthy habits
June 22, 2008 in print edition on D1
So now drinking massive amounts of coffee is supposed to be good for me? According to a new study released in the Annals of Internal Medicine, it is. Apparently (and I say “apparently” because the evidence “suggests,” and whenever they say “suggest” they really don’t have a clue) women who consumed 2 to 3 cups of coffee per day reduced their risk of dying from heart disease by 25 percent.
Museum sculpture design unveiled
Heritage artwork will incorporate historic windmill
June 22, 2008 in print edition on B1
Martha Parker doesn’t know where the time has gone, but on Saturday she was thrilled to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Clinton Lake Museum, where she serves as director.