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6Sports video: Firebird softball team rebounds from losses
April 9, 2005
The Free State High’s softball team beat Olathe South, 3-0 and 4-1, Friday at Free State.
6Sports video: Firebirds win sixth straight against Lions
April 9, 2005
The Free State High’s baseball team won its sixth straight game against Lawrence High on Thursday night. The Firebirds knocked off the Lions and former assistant coach Brad Stoll, 8-3.
6Sports video: LHS looks past loss
April 9, 2005
The Lawrence High’s baseball team will try to look past its recent loss to Free State as it prepares to take on Blue Valley North this weekend. Coach Brad Stoll says he hopes the loss does not shake up his team.
World Online: Panorama — Hall Center for the Humanities’ main conference room
April 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama — Entrance of the Hall Center for the Humanities
April 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama — Outside of the Hall Center for the Humanities
April 9, 2005
Lawrence Datebook
April 9, 2005
Red ink better than pink slip
April 9, 2005
Anyone who was awake during high school English class will remember reading a story called “Harrison Bergeron.” In it, Kurt Vonnegut describes society in 2081, when everyone is finally equal.
Post office seeks to increase stamp prices
April 9, 2005
The post office wants an extra 2-cents-worth for its stamps. However, at the same time Friday that the agency proposed the stamp price increase, it also invited Congress to eliminate the need for it.
Willis tosses shutout for Marlins
Florida’s 2003 Rookie of the Year earns victory; Cabrera belts two homers
April 9, 2005
Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera showed why they once were the Florida Marlins’ most promising young prospects.
Alcoholism is problem for entire family
April 9, 2005
My husband drinks a lot but it doesn’t affect him very badly. It is amazing just how much he can drink without getting dead drunk. Does that mean he isn’t an alcoholic?
Revelations’ looks ahead to the end of the world
April 9, 2005
For some viewers, NBC’s miniseries based on the Book of Revelation may seem the latest signpost on the road to Armageddon.
KU dean fired on heels of investigation
April 9, 2005
Kansas University officials have fired Richard Johnson, who has served as dean of students since March 2001.
Sooners hold off Jayhawks
April 9, 2005
Kansas University’s baseball team couldn’t build on its momentum from Wednesday’s victory over Wichita State, as the Jayhawks lost to Oklahoma, 7-5, on Friday at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
Iverson propels Sixers
April 9, 2005
Bothered by bum thumbs, Allen Iverson used nifty assists instead of slash-and-crash moves to help the Philadelphia 76ers make a nice pass in the standings.
Roberts ‘powers’ Baltimore
Light-hitting leadoff man homers again in 12-5 win
April 9, 2005
Lee Mazzilli decided to have a little fun with a flukey statistic. Within earshot of Sammy Sosa in the Baltimore clubhouse, the Orioles manager asked Brian Roberts how many homers he had.
Baylor booster
April 9, 2005
Mission provides hope to island dwellers
April 9, 2005
Leading into his Palm Sunday sermon at Swan’s Island Baptist Church, the Rev. Gary DeLong told the nearly three dozen worshippers that ministers looking to fill their pews will try anything from gentle prodding to advertising.
People and Places
April 9, 2005
Atlanta Olympic bomber pleads guilty
April 9, 2005
Eric Rudolph has agreed to plead guilty to carrying out the deadly bombing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and setting off three other blasts in a deal that allows the anti-government extremist to escape the death penalty, the Justice Department said Friday.
Poll: Bush, Congress lose favor
Low ratings come amid Social Security debate, high gas prices
April 9, 2005
After winning re-election in November, President Bush declared he had earned political capital and planned to spend it. Three months into his second term, that capital has lost some of its value.
CIA asked to explain prewar intelligence gaps
April 9, 2005
The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the CIA to account for significant gaps in information that the agency provided to the panel as part of its investigation last year into prewar intelligence failures on Iraq, congressional officials said Friday.
World Online: Panorama — Upstairs of the Hall Center for the Humanities
April 9, 2005
Scouting News
April 9, 2005
Society Calendar
April 9, 2005
Weddings
April 9, 2005
KU Fall Honor Roll
April 9, 2005
Faith forum
April 9, 2005
How much should spiritual leaders and groups get involved in politics?
Ex-probation officer gets 30 months for sexual misconduct
April 9, 2005
A former Johnson County, Kan., probation officer who admitted that he groped and tried to solicit sex from female probationers has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.
Great message
Lawrence voters have stepped up once again to support their public school system.
April 9, 2005
Although much funding uncertainty remains at the state level, Lawrence public schools got something to cheer about this week when voters overwhelmingly approved two bond issues for capital improvements and technology upgrades.
Election efforts
It’s no small thing to be willing to become a candidate for public office.
April 9, 2005
Thanks to all the candidates who put their names forward to serve on the Lawrence City Commission, the Lawrence school board and other governmental bodies around the area. Offering to serve your community in this way is a huge commitment and you deserve our appreciation for your efforts.
Sanctity of life
April 9, 2005
Culture of life?
April 9, 2005
VNA praise
April 9, 2005
Real conservative
April 9, 2005
Court doesn’t bite: Smucker’s loses bid for patent
April 9, 2005
There’s only so far you can go in trying to patent the ever-popular peanut butter and jelly sandwich. On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rejected an effort by J.M. Smucker Co. to patent its process for making pocket-size peanut butter and jelly pastries called “Uncrustables.”
Yellow, USF shares drop on earnings report
April 9, 2005
Shares of transportation companies Yellow Roadway Corp. and USF Corp., which plan to merge later this year, dropped further Friday after the USF said its first quarter earnings would miss Wall Street expectations.
Monsanto wins right to patent
April 9, 2005
The European Patent Office ruled Friday that U.S. agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. has the right to patent herbicide-resistant seeds in Europe.
Fed chair: Bank competition still stiff despite consolidation
April 9, 2005
Even though the country has just half the banks that it did two decades ago, the competition to provide consumers with financial services remains intense, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Friday.
Stocks decline as investors take profits
Indexes finish week higher
April 9, 2005
Investors locked in profits after a week of gains Friday, sending stocks lower even as oil prices fell for a fifth straight day and two big cable operators reportedly agreed to bid for bankrupt Adelphia Communications Corp.
Commodities
April 9, 2005
Charles, Camilla’s winding road finally leads to altar
April 9, 2005
At last the prince weds his true love — a royal marriage delayed for decades by his hesitant wooing and for one more day by a pope’s funeral.
Danish royal couple divorce
April 9, 2005
Denmark’s Prince Joachim and Princess Alexandra have finalized their divorce, the first in Europe’s oldest monarchy in nearly 160 years, the royal court said Friday.
Hollywood bypasses Kansas on dual Capote projects
April 9, 2005
Whether it involves mammoth meteors hitting the earth or underwater animated tales, Hollywood studios often come up with the same ideas at the same time. This year’s coincidental project involves writer Truman Capote. Two large-scale productions are under way that focus on Capote’s research in small-town Kansas for his signature work, “In Cold Blood.”
Anointing of the sick
Misunderstood sacrament not a sign of imminent death
April 9, 2005
Gary Campbell has received the Roman Catholic Church’s sacrament of the anointing of the sick — formerly called the last rites or extreme unction — three times.
Recovery program kicks off at Lawrence Wesleyan
April 9, 2005
The “Celebrate Recovery” program kicked off Friday at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, 3705 Clinton Parkway.
Best Bets
April 9, 2005
FCE and 4-H News
April 9, 2005
Club News
April 9, 2005
Around and about
April 9, 2005
Reservoir project now in design stage
April 9, 2005
Now that four southwest Kansas counties have approved funding for a 440-acre lake in their sun-parched part of the state, officials with the Pawnee Watershed District are working on the $15.3 million project’s final design.
Sebelius: Schools plan is ‘recipe for financial disaster’
April 9, 2005
A $127 million education funding plan pushed through the Legislature by Republican leaders is a “recipe for financial disaster” because it doesn’t provide additional revenues, Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Friday.
Statehouse briefs
April 9, 2005
¢ Sebelius not warm to banning gay adoption ¢ Governor hasn’t decided on gun legislation
Local child-care industry experiencing turnover
April 9, 2005
The child-care industry in Lawrence is like a revolving door. As soon as one provider opens for business, another closes. That turnover compounds a problem for many Lawrence parents: trying to find consistent and reliable care for their youngsters.
Area briefs
April 9, 2005
¢ Ex-Cosmosphere leader to appear in court
Historic event observed in Lawrence
Millions bid pope a final farewell
April 9, 2005
Pope John Paul II’s most important role is the one that has perhaps been discussed the least.
World leaders, Catholic faithful from every walk of life converge
Millions bid pope a final farewell
April 9, 2005
Before an immense crowd of the powerful and the humble, amid cheers, laughter, tears and shouts of “saint,” the Roman Catholic Church said goodbye to Pope John Paul II on Friday in a two-and-a-half-hour funeral Mass that was broadcast to nearly every corner of the world.
Not-so-sweet sounds of growth may get muffled
City to consider banning excessive construction noise during early, late hours
April 9, 2005
Tony Peterson can tell you how he doesn’t like to be awakened at his home in the 700 block of Rhode Island Street. “I’ve had jackhammers going at midnight, there have been heavy dirt movers at 8:30 at night, there has been construction going on at 5:15 in the morning right across the street,” Peterson said.
People
April 9, 2005
¢ Kids’ stuff makes the Wiggles top Australian entertainers ¢ ‘Jeopardy’ master to study trivial matters at contest ¢ Despite side businesses, Chan says movies still No. 1 ¢ P. Diddy must pay $21,000 in monthly child support ¢ Birthdays
Sebelius signs bill to allow KU classified employees to leave civil service system
School’s nearly 1,500 workers could get better pay raises in future
April 9, 2005
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday signed into law a bill that will allow Kansas University’s nearly 1,500 classified employees to leave the civil service system.
Firebirds back on track
What losses? FSHS sweeps Olathe South
April 9, 2005
The third time was quite charming for Free State’s softball team. After suffering a pair of lopsided losses to defending Class 6A champ Olathe East on Tuesday afternoon, the Firebirds lost any opportunity for redemption against another Olathe school Thursday night because of a waterlogged field at Free State.
Bautista brilliant for K.C.
Pitcher shuts down L.A. for first big-league win
April 9, 2005
Denny Bautista allowed three hits over eight innings for his first major-league victory, leading the Kansas City Royals over the Los Angeles Angels, 6-2, Friday night.
Rain upstaging ‘Big Four’ as biggest story at Augusta
April 9, 2005
The fairways are so wet they haven’t been mowed in two days. A small truck drove outside the ropes spraying cat litter to absorb all the water at Augusta National. Late Friday afternoon at fabled Amen Corner, Rae’s Creek looked like a chocolate river.
Jayhawks to play OSU
April 9, 2005
Kansas University’s softball team, still in search of its first Big 12 Conference victory, will tangle this weekend with Oklahoma State.
Miles award finalist
April 9, 2005
Kansas University senior Aaron Miles has been named one of three finalists for the 2005 Collegiate Basketball Award of Excellence presented by Creamland Dairies, the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Friday.
Relays add more high-profile athletes
April 9, 2005
Kansas Relays meet director Tim Weaver announced Friday that two Olympic silver medal winners, high jumper Matt Hemmingway and heptathlete Austra Skujyte would compete at the meet, as would Olympic high jump finalists Amy Acuff and Jamie Nieto.
KU men’s golf eighth at Marriott tourney
April 9, 2005
Kansas University’s golf squad is tied for eighth place after Friday’s first round of the 15-team Courtyard by Marriott Intercollegiate at Devils Ridge Golf Club.
On the record
April 9, 2005
Donna Jean Johnson Wingert, Lawrence
April 9, 2005
Bobby E. Walston, Salina
April 9, 2005
E. Maxine Willkomm, Perry
April 9, 2005
Nina Marie Patterson, Lawrence
April 9, 2005
Jayhawks seeking Cup
April 9, 2005
Kansas University’s rowing team will battle Kansas State for the Kansas Cup at 9 a.m. today at Tuttle Creek Lake.
Birdean Elizabeth Miles Schelbar, Lawrence
April 9, 2005
George Floyd Edmonds, Springfield, Mo.
April 9, 2005
Riggs takes top spot at Martinsville
Driver claims first pole in Advance Auto Parts qualifying
April 9, 2005
Scott Riggs watched 30 cars run their laps Friday at Martinsville Speedway, got a talking to from his father and then won the first pole of his career in NASCAR’s premier series.
NFL players seeking business skills
Chiefs’ Richardson, Collins among those attending executive-education program at Harvard
April 9, 2005
Kansas City Chiefs fullback Tony Richardson admitted to more than the usual insecurity when he arrived at the Harvard Business School: In addition to the once and future CEOs roaming the halls, two of his classmates had three Super Bowl rings.
Selig: Baseball’s parity is greatest in years
April 9, 2005
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said baseball’s economic structure could use more improvement but had come a long way since he took over.
Red Sox manager released from hospital
April 9, 2005
Red Sox manager Terry Francona was released from a hospital Friday, two days after experiencing chest pains that doctors said likely were caused by a virus.
Kansas high school sports score for April 8
April 9, 2005
Penny wins shot put at Topeka High meet
April 9, 2005
Lawrence High junior Scott Penny placed first in the shot put and third in the discus at Friday’s Topeka High track meet at Hummer Sports Complex.
Lions’ Klingler signs
April 9, 2005
Megan Klingler, a 6-foot center who led Lawrence High’s girls basketball team in scoring and rebounding, signed a letter of intent Friday with Coffeyville Community College.
Spammer’s nine-year sentence delayed
April 9, 2005
A man convicted in the nation’s first felony case against illegal spamming was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday for bombarding Internet users with millions of junk e-mails.
Sebelius not warm to banning gay adoption
April 9, 2005
Any proposal to prohibit gays and lesbians from adopting children is likely to meet with little enthusiasm from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Governor hasn’t decided on gun legislation
April 9, 2005
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius hasn’t decided whether she’ll sign a bill sought by gun rights advocates to decrease local government regulation of firearms.
Seabury soccer falls
April 9, 2005
Kansas City Lutheran toppled Lawrence Seabury, 5-0, in girls soccer Thursday despite strong performances by Wyn Cromwell, Lindsey Ahlen and Irene Oben.
Local briefs
April 9, 2005
¢ City holding workshop on pedestrian safety ¢ David Dunfield’s term coming to an end ¢ Paramedic battered; transient arrested ¢ Money stolen from Liberty Hall register ¢ Thieves strike home construction site ¢ Applications available for new United Way fund ¢ KU students awarded Udall scholarships
Briefly - Pope John Paul II
April 9, 2005
¢ Cardinals turn focus to electing new pope ¢ Thousands watch pope’s funeral throughout city ¢ Funeral long on tradition ¢ World’s friends, foes converge at pope’s Mass ¢ Gregorian chant marks pope’s passing ¢ Young faithful turn out ¢ Bush says ceremony strengthened his faith
Jewish rally may jeopardize cease-fire
April 9, 2005
Tens of thousands of Hamas supporters paraded Friday through downtown Gaza City, threatening to end a monthlong truce if Jewish extremists follow through on a pledge to hold a rally at a disputed holy site in Jerusalem next week.
Al-Sadr calls for demonstrations
Crowds expected on two-year anniversary of statue’s fall
April 9, 2005
Gunmen fired on supporters of the radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Friday, killing one person and wounding two others as they made their way to protests planned for the second anniversary of Baghdad’s fall to U.S.-led troops.
American Indian conference coming to KU
Conference to focus on student issues faced on mostly white campuses
April 9, 2005
Nearly 300 American Indian university students will be in Lawrence next week for a Big 12 leadership conference.
Briefly - World
April 9, 2005
¢ U.N.: Virus in Angola remains a threat ¢ Princess Caroline’s husband hospitalized ¢ Attackers destroy Darfur village ¢ European commander shifts focus to Africa
Evolution hearings could be one-sided
Darwinists might be boycotting proceedings
April 9, 2005
Public hearings on Kansas science standards next month will have as many as 23 witnesses speaking in support of teaching public school children intelligent design alongside the theory of evolution.
Simons: Nation must get serious about energy, Social Security crises
April 9, 2005
What are the chances or what would it take to get our leaders in Washington to forget politics and do what is in the best interest of this country? Not what is best for either the Republican or Democratic Party but what is best for the United States and its people?
Briefly - Nation
April 9, 2005
¢ Brother gets life term for three murders ¢ New law will ban drinking while driving ¢ Suspect in shooting had hit list, friend says ¢ Skywatchers get peek at partial solar eclipse ¢ News columnist fired for promotion contract
Haselhorst should fare well at center
April 9, 2005
The news of Todd Haselhorst’s switch from defensive tackle to Kansas University’s starting center didn’t come out of left field. But it wasn’t obvious, either.
Religion briefs
April 9, 2005
Whoops, she does it again
April 9, 2005
The comedy special “Whoopi: Back To Broadway — The 20th Anniversary” (9 p.m. today, HBO) reunites director Mike Nichols with comic Whoopi Goldberg on a New York stage, where Nichols originally presented Goldberg in 1985.
Video games deliver on action premise
April 9, 2005
From a blood-soaked twist on Greek mythology to stealth combat in the near future, two new video games offer excellent but very different action thrills.
Briefcase
April 9, 2005
¢ New board chairman takes helm at NYSE ¢ Despite energy prices, consumers confident ¢ Ford lowers forecast for profits this year
Lawrence lacks building activity
Housing starts hit slowest pace in 18 years
April 9, 2005
Gale Lantis is looking forward to starting construction of an office building west of Baldwin, and another in Manhattan. But rolling out plans, loading up equipment and coordinating subcontractors for a new job in Lawrence will just have to wait.
Horoscopes
April 9, 2005
Power reversal may illustrate a point
April 9, 2005
Call it proof that progress is sometimes perverse. Meaning Eddie Jordan, district attorney for Orleans Parish in Louisiana. First black D.A. in New Orleans’ history. That’s the progress.
BTK suspect accused of discrimination
Co-worker says Rader was unfair, created hostile work place
April 9, 2005
The man charged with being the BTK serial killer was an unfair boss who created a hostile working environment, according to a co-worker who reported to Dennis Rader for more than six years.