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Poet’s showcase
April 10, 2005
No acceptance
April 10, 2005
Olathe woman killed by car
Hit-and-run driver strikes pedestrian on West Sixth Street
April 10, 2005
An Olathe woman died of injuries she suffered early Saturday morning after she was struck by a car in a stretch of Lawrence’s West Sixth Street that is acquiring a dangerous reputation.
KU’s Hall Center dedicated
Original limestone arches used in new design
April 10, 2005
Wilma Bowline’s wish came true. “For years, I walked past these arches and thought to myself, ‘I hope they’re never torn down. They’re so beautiful,’” said Bowline, a retired Kansas University speech and language pathology professor, shortly after formal dedication ceremonies Saturday for the new Hall Center for the Humanities.
Bob Dole recounts his story as soldier
Former Kansas senator writes of his World War II experience, recovery
April 10, 2005
He lay in the dirt on Hill 913 for hours, drifting in and out of consciousness, unable to move or feel anything below his neck.
Lawrence commuter report
April 10, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Crime can pay
April 10, 2005
Area briefs
April 10, 2005
¢ World War II program sees high turnout ¢ Panel to discuss life on a rural farm
Angels roll past Royals
Unearned runs doom K.C. in 8-3 loss
April 10, 2005
Vladimir Guerrero and Chone Figgins each had two RBIs, and the Los Angeles Angels scored four unearned runs in an 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
Bulls rip Raptors, clinch playoff berth
Chicago reaches postseason for first time since Jordan era
April 10, 2005
These Bulls hardly resemble Michael Jordan’s teams of the 1990s, but they do share one trait with those championship squads — they’re in the postseason.
Cardinals preparing for conclave
April 10, 2005
Cardinals began “an intense period of silence and prayer” before their conclave to choose the next pope, saying Saturday they would stop speaking publicly to protect the strict secrecy surrounding the centuries-old tradition.
Death toll rises in helicopter crash
April 10, 2005
The death toll from the fiery crash of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan rose to 18 after searchers found the remains of two more American soldiers in the wreckage, the military said Saturday.
World’s oldest object goes on display
University shows off zircon crystal for one-day celebration, ‘rock concert’
April 10, 2005
Call it much ado about almost nothing.
Legislatures considering identity theft measures
April 10, 2005
Legislatures in more than two dozen states are considering ways to give consumers more control over personal information that is collected and sold by private firms, but many of the proposals are drawing fire from financial services companies.
Masters at a glance
April 10, 2005
A brief look at Saturday’s play in the 69th Masters Tournament.
Bombing suspect gets ‘dream team’
Eric Rudolph’s lawyer helped keep Unabomber, others off death row
April 10, 2005
The lawyer at the center of the deal that will spare serial bomber Eric Rudolph’s life has helped keep other big-name defendants off death row — including Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.
Coach’s shooter had history of outbursts
April 10, 2005
A high school football coach who was shot and critically wounded — allegedly by the father of one of his players — had turned the team around in recent years, but his decisions ruffled some players and parents.
Fortune’ smiles on Baby Jay and mom
April 10, 2005
A mother and daughter team from Lawrence put the right spin on the “Wheel of Fortune” during a taping of the popular television game show Friday in Kansas City, Mo., and then walked away with some big bucks.
Garden City rescuer pulls distraught woman to safety
April 10, 2005
A trip to the local Wal-Mart turned out to be a life-changing event for a Garden City man whose quick reflexes saved an 18-year-old woman from possible death.
Hamby services
April 10, 2005
Lorena Alma Shoup Abbott, Lawrence
April 10, 2005
Hicks services
April 10, 2005
Wingert-Grammer services
April 10, 2005
Denver wins another Frozen Four
Pioneers’ 4-1 victory assures back-to-back NCAA titles
April 10, 2005
Denver made sure the biggest celebration was the last one.
Commentary: Shaq-Kobe has nothing on this feud
Soap opera erupts at Masters when Singh sends tournament officials after Mickelson’s shoes
April 10, 2005
Not all the mud being splattered around Augusta National this week has been caused by rain. Anybody who thought fights like Shaq and Kobe were too raw for the polite world of golf had better think again.
State sets fall hunt seasons
April 10, 2005
In March, Wildlife and Parks commissioners passed new regulations dealing with big game and turkey.
Yo-yo tactic yields Missouri-record black crappie in lake 25 miles south of Kansas City
April 10, 2005
Missouri anglers who aren’t acquainted with yo-yos might want to take a pointer from Skipper Antley.
Area fishing report
April 10, 2005
Missouri gobblers appear plentiful
April 10, 2005
Fifty-one years after it began, Missouri’s wild turkey restoration program finally seems to be on the verge of ultimate success.
Zambrano baffles Brewers
Cubs hand Milwaukee first setback of season
April 10, 2005
Carlos Zambrano shook off a cramp in his pitching arm, then shut down the Milwaukee Brewers.
Thames makes most of chance
Detroit outfielder belts grand slam on first day back in big leagues
April 10, 2005
Marcus Thames started his Saturday in a North Carolina hotel room. He finished it as a big league star.
Futures event needs helpers
April 10, 2005
The “Volunteers Wanted” sign remains posted for the Lawrence Futures Golf Classic, which runs May 3-8 at Eagle Bend.
Haskell softball splits
April 10, 2005
With just 10 players on the roster, the Haskell Indian Nations University softball had little room for error — or injuries — but plenty of room on the dugout bench.
Roundup: LHS baseball clipped; FSHS boys track wins
April 10, 2005
Lawrence High mounted an inspired rally, but it was too little, too late in a 10-9 baseball loss to Blue Valley North on Saturday at Blue Valley District Activity Center.
Double trouble for FSHS
Firebirds dealt second double-overtime defeat this week
April 10, 2005
Dejvu all over again. Free State High’s 1-0 loss Saturday to Olathe Northwest in girls soccer was eerily similar to its defeat Tuesday night at the hands of Lawrence High.
Bogut wins Wooden; Simien 5th
Kansas University senior honored to be finalist for national award
April 10, 2005
University of Utah sophomore Andrew Bogut completed a sweep of college basketball’s major awards Saturday.
DiMarco taking charge
End of third round, final round scheduled for today at Augusta
April 10, 2005
Chris DiMarco knows what it takes to win the Masters. Phil Mickelson showed him the way last year, making birdie on five of the last seven holes as DiMarco played alongside in the final group.
Mayer: Student-athletes should be lauded for staying in school
April 10, 2005
With today’s greedy inroads from professional teams, there needs to be a special place in college athletics for people like Daunte Culpepper, Peyton Manning and Wayne Simien; throw in other Kansas University basketball stars such as Danny Manning, Raef LaFrentz, Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison. Fortunately they now give CLASS awards to the likes of KU’s Simien and Kansas State’s Kendra Wecker, who made commitments, stayed the four-year course and deservedly were Wooden Award finalists.
Finding the Midwest’s best
Editor tracks down region’s top sites, from Black Hills to Great River Road
April 10, 2005
Dan Kaercher thinks it’s time Midwesterners start tooting their own horn — and if they won’t do it, he will.
New system improves on dentures
April 10, 2005
Wanda Phillips had potato soup for dinner that night.
Calendar
April 10, 2005
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities during the week for residents age 55 and older. Call Senior Services at 842-0543 for more information.
Play brings out actor’s dark side
April 10, 2005
Jeff Goldblum still gets a little misty-eyed about the power of Broadway.
Review: Accent troubles mar illusion of place in ‘Mousetrap’
April 10, 2005
Agatha Christie’s durable “Mousetrap,” running continuously in London since 1952, is onstage at Lawrence Community Theatre, and both first-time viewers and veterans of other performances will enjoy watching the ingenious plot unfold once more. The cast, directed by Michael Doll, keeps the audience guessing whodunit until the end. Jack Riegle’s set could not look more like an English guest house, complete with fireplace and wainscoting. Annette Cook’s costumes reinforce each character’s personality well.
Fascination with world record holders inspires Lawrence native’s memoir
April 10, 2005
By the time he was in fifth grade at Hillcrest School, Steven Church stood taller than most of his teachers. “As a kid, I was kind of freakishly huge,” he recalls. “I was 5 foot 7 and weighed 160 pounds. So for a 10-year-old I felt pretty freakish.”
Theater project helps inmates grow intellectually
April 10, 2005
As a child, Felecia Kegler was a “tube-a-holic.” She’d watch soap operas one after the other, acting out dialogue in front of her bedroom mirror and wrapping shirts on her head to mimic the swing of long hair.
Chronicles of medicine
Doctor hopes medical humor will tickle lay readers’ funny bones
April 10, 2005
You might think that the Placebo Journal’s outrageous humor detailing the weird-but-true foibles of the medical profession should be confined to the privacy of the doctors’ lounge.
What are you reading?
April 10, 2005
How to aid some common problems
April 10, 2005
Have you tried everything but still can’t swallow a pill, remove a splinter or prevent heartburn?
Legislators say gambling decision depends on court
Southeast Kansans hope vote will lead to casino approval
April 10, 2005
Southeast Kansas officials say Crawford County voters sent a loud message to state lawmakers Tuesday when they approved two advisory measures supporting expansion of gambling into their county.
Tips for parents with overweight kids
April 10, 2005
Establishing healthy eating habits in children at a young age is critical.
A different view
Downtown condo project gets feminine perspective
April 10, 2005
Michelle Mueller always brings a little extra to the job. As a woman, she can’t help it.
Stocks still best bet for investing in future
April 10, 2005
Is there a bright side to the stock market’s lousy performance in the first quarter?
Pensions pose risk in cases of divorce
April 10, 2005
The uncertain future of corporate pensions has permeated an area of personal finance that most people don’t like to think about: divorce.
Arts notes
April 10, 2005
¢ Lawrence writer earns award nomination ¢ Comedy show set for April 16 ¢ Collegium Musicum to give spring concert
Briefcase
April 10, 2005
¢ Sertoma Club hungry for corporate cooks ¢ Lawrence residents join Leadership Kansas ¢ Name that company
Faces and places
April 10, 2005
Wichita airport adds video monitors
April 10, 2005
In an effort to better monitor customer service and claims of lost or stolen items, Wichita Mid-Continent Airport has become one of six airports nationwide that have installed new surveillance cameras in passenger screening areas.
Mandy Patinkin engages KU in ‘A Conversation’
Alumnus shares experiences acting, battling cancer during theater department fund-raiser
April 10, 2005
Actor and former Kansas University student Mandy Patinkin bared his soul before 500 admiring fans Saturday during “A Conversation With Mandy Patinkin” a fund-raising appearance at KU’s Crafton-Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall.
Let’s hear it for the boys
April 10, 2005
Boys will tell you what they think whether you want to hear it or not. Boys will present you with a snake, a frog or a nightcrawler of record proportions and expect you to enjoy the experience. Boys will ask: “If you had to get killed, would you rather be shot, stabbed or hung?”
Urban funding cuts not likely to stand
April 10, 2005
Cabinet officers are not usually candidates for mass sympathy. But unless your heart was made of stone, you had to feel for two members of President Bush’s domestic policy team, Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson, when they appeared last week before the House Committee on Financial Services.
Age issue
April 10, 2005
Israeli soldiers kill three Palestinian teens in Gaza
April 10, 2005
Three Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers Saturday in the southern Gaza Strip, and Palestinian guerrillas responded by firing 25 mortar shells at Jewish settlements in Gaza, threatening to unravel a tenuous, de facto truce in place for more than two months.
Gun control debate tilts toward easier access, fewer rules
April 10, 2005
With more than four out of five states allowing law-abiding citizens to carry concealed weapons, that argument is finished. Now, the nation’s long-running argument over guns turns on how much to loosen the rules — should guns be allowed in judge’s chambers? Bars? In workplace parking lots?
An affair to remember - Charles, Camilla wed
April 10, 2005
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles wed in a modest town hall ceremony Saturday with the blessing of the queen and the Church of England, sealing a tangled love affair ignited at a polo match more than 30 years ago.
Way of life threatened
D.C. may deal big blow to farmers’ safety net
April 10, 2005
A life spent farming, John Wise says, has been like riding a roller coaster.
Commentary: Novice hunters need patience pursuing turkey
April 10, 2005
Good things do come to those who wait, especially turkey hunters.
Hooper hopes call-up comes from Tigers
April 10, 2005
Kevin Hooper hasn’t given up on playing baseball in the major leagues.
Antiques dealer claims fabric was Honest Abe’s
Online auction to feature disputed piece of President Lincoln’s coat
April 10, 2005
Antiques aficionado George St. Pierre took a small gamble in handing over $10 for a framed scrap of cloth at a secondhand store. Nearly two decades later, he hopes that swatch — supposedly from the coat President Lincoln was slain in — is worth a small fortune.
Best sellers
April 10, 2005
San Diego’s zoo reports its giant pandas successfully mated
April 10, 2005
The two giant pandas at the city’s zoo retired to their favorite spot under a few bushes and mated over the past two days — the only successful natural insemination of a panda this year in the United States, officials said Saturday.
Election of Kurd is a bitter pill for Saddam
April 10, 2005
Dear Saddam, Yes, it has been a long time since I wrote. But then you were so hard to find for a while. And since you surfaced — in your case the word has real meaning — we have both been so busy. So let’s calm down and catch up.
Egyptian official: Bombing individual act
April 10, 2005
Egyptian authorities are investigating whether a suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed three people, including an American tourist, in a packed Cairo market, officials said Saturday.
Excerpts of lawsuit transcripts give voice to Guantanamo detainees
April 10, 2005
In a development the Bush administration had hoped to avoid, the stories of about 60 detainees imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base have spilled out in court papers.
Politics blamed as campaign reform stalls
House speaker squelches attempt to have issue advocacy bill heard
April 10, 2005
The recent anonymous political attack on City Commissioner David Schauner highlights the need to resuscitate proposed campaign laws before the Legislature, reform supporters say.
Silly rhyme has reason in ‘Runny Babbit’
April 10, 2005
Who says rhyme has to have reason?
The Motley Fool
April 10, 2005
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ IRA shuffle ¢ FedEx climbing
Pet post
April 10, 2005
Rational turn
The final state university budget approved by the Kansas Legislature is far more reasonable than some plans put forth earlier in the session.
April 10, 2005
Congratulations to the legislative conference committee that brought some sanity back to the Kansas Board of Regents budget before passing its recommendation to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius last week.
Pope offered sobering advice for news media
April 10, 2005
John Paul II understood the media. The words he used to support the press echo in an editor’s conscience.
Textbooks prompt protesters to stone Japanese embassy
April 10, 2005
Protesters threw rocks and broke windows Saturday at the Japanese Embassy in Beijing, accusing Japan of distorting its wartime past in new schoolbooks and urging the Chinese government to prevent Tokyo from gaining influence at the United Nations.
Thousands gather to protest continued U.S. presence in Iraq
April 10, 2005
Tens of thousands of Shiite Muslims loyal to militant cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Saturday surged into the Baghdad square where the statue of Saddam Hussein was toppled two years ago, demanding a timetable for the U.S. military’s withdrawal from Iraq, release of their leaders jailed by American forces and a speedy trial for Saddam.
On the record
April 10, 2005
Game encourages youths to dance
Insurer tests dance video
April 10, 2005
Like many other 11-year-old boys, K.D. Jones loves sports. But at 5 feet, 175 pounds, he found his weight and his asthma an obstacle.
Newton deputy killed; officer shot
Domestic disturbance precedes shooting, five-hour standoff
April 10, 2005
A Newton man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy and critically injuring another officer was taken into custody Saturday morning after a standoff.
Horoscopes
April 10, 2005
Lecompton residents want to block quarry
April 10, 2005
Bruce Silkey doesn’t want a rock quarry in his back yard, front yard or anywhere else near his rural Lecompton residence.
Briefly
April 10, 2005
¢ Newspaper investigating columnist’s inaccuracies ¢ Witness: Gunman emotional before crime ¢ Family hopes highway shootings trial goes fast ¢ First test tube gorilla not bonding with baby ¢ Witnesses unpredictable in Michael Jackson case
Briefly
April 10, 2005
¢ Police question suspect in theft of Munch pieces ¢ Prominent rebel leader killed in police shootout ¢ Bank takes back money due to victims ¢ Judge reverses Fox mole decision ¢ Political party linked to apartheid bows out