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National expert wants to get Lawrence residents walking
April 11, 2005
The expert says that walking and biking are good ways to help fight the national trend toward obesity. City officials are considering several ways to encourage more walking in Lawrence.
Lawrence tax night tradition will get national attention
April 11, 2005
For nearly 20 years, the Alfred Packer Memorial String Band has been entertaining last-minute tax filers at the Lawrence Post Office. CBS has expressed interest in the performance and will have a news crew at the post office to film the festivities.
Royals fall to Mariners
April 11, 2005
Royals lose their home opener to Seattle.
KU given grant to study polar ice melt
April 11, 2005
The National Science Foundation grant is the largest ever received by any university in Kansas.
Piper takes down Tongie in the Game of the Week
April 11, 2005
The Piper Pirates have strong batters, while the Tonganoxie Chieftans have good pitching. However, the Pirates’ bats ruled the game.
City Commissioners considering ban on late-evening road construction
April 11, 2005
City Commissioner Mike Rundle has proposed a night-time construction ban to cut down on the disturbing noise in neighborhoods. Bobby Flory of the Lawrence Home Builders Association says that crews only work at night when heat and traffic concerns require it. The city commission will debate both sides of the issue during their next meeting.
Kidcast
April 11, 2005
Ashtyn Rottinghaus gives the record highs and lows for April 11.
Suspect is arrested for hit-and-run accident
April 11, 2005
Adan Santos Cruz has been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Jodie Hatzenbihler.
Free State swim team ready to make another run at State
April 11, 2005
The Firebirds’ coach Jama Crady is looking to senior Ashley Jackson and junior Ashley Robinson to lead the team back to the State meet.
Eldridge hotel will open again on May 11
April 11, 2005
Guests are preparing to check in to the historic hotel once more.
City teams face off on the tennis courts
April 11, 2005
Free State has traditionally dominated the tennis showdown. Lawrence High won in doubles play, but the Firebirds continued the winning streak in singles matches.
Man charged in hit-and-run fatality accident
April 11, 2005
(Updated Monday at 4:47 p.m.) A 23-year-old Lawrence man was formally charged this afternoon in a hit-and-run wreck that killed a pedestrian early Saturday on West Sixth Street.
Lawrence under severe thunderstorm watch
April 11, 2005
(Updated Monday at 5:54 p.m.) The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Lawrence area through 10 p.m.
Pitchers overpowering: Beckett blanks Nats; Martinez gets Mets first win
April 11, 2005
Josh Beckett is starting the season the way he finished 2003, which bodes well for the Florida Marlins.
Briefly
April 11, 2005
¢ Strong earthquake hits; no tsunami reported ¢ Prince: Country feels orphaned after death ¢ Thousands run through Beirut in show of unity
People
April 11, 2005
¢ Time Magazine lists 100 most influential people ¢ Comedian Rivers offered Camilla lingerie shower ¢ Goodall sets sights on saving California’s native deer ¢ Royal newlyweds attend church service in Scotland
Commentary: Azubuike trying to help out family
Decision to enter NBA Draft unwise, but makes sense considering dad’s legal problems
April 11, 2005
Don’t be too hard on Kelenna Azubuike.
O’Neal sits out 80-72 defeat
Pistons take advantage of big man’s stomach flu
April 11, 2005
Shaquille O’Neal was on the bench in a suit, still recovering from a nasty stomach virus.
Gotay, Anderson lift K.C. past L.A.
April 11, 2005
Ruben Gotay wanted to come back strong after an embarrassing error the night before. Brian Anderson was determined to get off to a good start after the worst season of his career.
Miles turns heads
KU senior wins sportsmanship award at NBA showcase
April 11, 2005
A pass-first, shoot-second point guard, Kansas University senior Aaron Miles didn’t try to reinvent himself at last week’s Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament for NBA scouts.
California companies to seek FDA approval of silicone implants
April 11, 2005
Kristen Chase plays tennis, lifts weights and works out on cardio machines, an ambitious fitness regimen for a mother of four nearing 40.
Santana outduels ChiSox, Buehrle
Cy Young winner fans 11 in seven innings, Hunter provides offense in 5-2 win
April 11, 2005
Johan Santana made sure Minnesota’s first losing streak of the season didn’t last too long.
Masterful again: Woods wins playoff, claims fourth green jacket
April 11, 2005
The chip scooted up the slope and crawled toward the hole. There, for two agonizing seconds, it hung on the edge before disappearing into the cup.
Horoscopes
April 11, 2005
Area briefs
April 11, 2005
¢ Tonganoxie resident killed in car crash ¢ Pageant winner on ‘Miss USA’ tonight ¢ Fatal shooting reported in Osage County ¢ Meeting offered for licensing day cares
Florida lawmaker seeks end to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
April 11, 2005
At odds with her party’s leadership, Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida is urging the Pentagon to allow gay men and lesbians to serve in the military — a direct challenge to “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
Report to detail failures in terror drill
April 11, 2005
With a weeklong terrorism drill over, Homeland Security officials say they will put together a report outlining what worked and what didn’t in the agency’s third mock local, state and federal emergency response to an attack.
Child care sought while support group meets
April 11, 2005
A group of Lawrence parents of children with special needs is forming a support group with the assistance of Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. Volunteers are needed to provide child care for two hours in a playroom setting while parents participate in the support group. The children range in age from infant to 14. The support group meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of every month at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave. The child-care room will be across the hall from the support group so that parents will be on hand if needed.
Costner wins golf tourney
April 11, 2005
Kansas University’s Amanda Costner won her first collegiate golf tournament title at the Lady Boilermaker Invitational on Sunday.
Painted lady butterfly emigration one of biggest in modern times
April 11, 2005
It was a gentle invasion.
New mayor to be selected
Lawrence City Commission Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
April 11, 2005
City commissioners will elect a new mayor and vice mayor, and newly elected Commissioner Mike Amyx will begin serving his four-year term.
Briefly
April 11, 2005
¢ Jackson’s mother denies she avoided testimony ¢ Three killed in small plane crash ¢ States may need Guard for wildfires ¢ Sierra Club to vote on tighter immigration ¢ Cuban on hunger strike in bid to win freedom ¢ Formerly evicted hawks expecting spring chicks
Just looking
April 11, 2005
Lawrence resident Deb Stavin, a freelance designer, has traveled throughout South America, Southeast Asia and Africa, and the people of those places have become the subjects of her photographs.
Cemetery step
Granting restitution is a start, but what family members really want is for Memorial Park Cemetery to be properly maintained.
April 11, 2005
Obtaining restitution for family members who filed complaints of shoddy maintenance at Lawrence’s Memorial Park Cemetery is only one step in solving the problem.
The 65 percent solution for schools
April 11, 2005
Patrick Byrne, a 42-year-old bear of a man who bristles with ideas that have made him rich and restless, has an idea that can provide a new desktop computer for every student in America without costing taxpayers a new nickel. Or it could provide 300,000 new $40,000-a-year teachers without any increase in taxes. His idea — call it The 65 Percent Solution — is politically delicious because it unites parents, taxpayers and teachers while, he hopes, sowing dissension in the ranks of the teachers unions, which he considers the principal institutional impediment to improving primary and secondary education.
Poll shows Americans question new power of Christian right
April 11, 2005
It was about 25 years ago that a magazine article first called to my attention something called the Christian right. The story depicted a movement of religious fundamentalists who sought to restructure radically American life — mandating school prayer, creationism, censorship. I remember thinking the article was a little alarmist.
Repeat mistakes
April 11, 2005
Progressive act
April 11, 2005
Insurance group releases safety ratings
General Motors’ models cruise to ‘good’ standard
April 11, 2005
The 2005 Chevrolet Uplander, Pontiac Montana SV6, Saturn Relay and Buick Terraza, newly redesigned General Motors Corp. minivan models, offer better protection for occupants than do earlier versions, according to the results of crash tests conducted by the insurance industry.
Atty. Gen.: Buffett merely witness
April 11, 2005
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is merely a witness who could “shed light” on transactions involving the former chief executive of insurer American International Group Inc., which is now at the center of federal and state probes, New York Atty. Gen. Eliot Spitzer said Sunday.
The week ahead
April 11, 2005
Green Acres’ knockoff reality ‘Contest’ a real loser
April 11, 2005
Jeff Foxworthy is host of the 2005 CMT Music Awards (7 p.m., CMT), featuring appearances and performances by Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. Loretta Lynn will be honored with the Johnny Cash Visionary Award for her career in country music.
Briefcase
April 11, 2005
¢ Average gas price increases 19 cents ¢ Verizon to purchase billionaire’s MCI share
FEMA’s funeral claims raise Florida coroners’ eyebrows
Disaster agency’s aid eligibility standards questioned
April 11, 2005
Florida officially recorded 123 fatalities from last year’s hurricanes, but the federal government has paid funeral expenses for at least 315 deaths, including those of a man who shot himself and a stroke victim hospitalized more than a week before the last storm hit.
KU studying plan to relax research restrictions
Without publication deadline, faculty could work on more classified projects
April 11, 2005
Several years ago, Kansas University engineering professor Rick Hale was approached by Raytheon Aircraft Co. to complete research on one of its airplanes.
Care too costly for clinic to cover
Leo Center asking some patients to pay for medical appointments
April 11, 2005
Charity got too expensive. When it opened a year ago, the Leo Center didn’t charge for its medical clinic’s services. Poor people were seen for free, and a gap in the city’s medical services was at least partially filled.
Charter school enrollment pinching public school budgets
April 11, 2005
Looking for smaller classes and a safer environment, Diane Moore pulled her daughter out of the city’s school district four years ago to send her to a charter school.
Analysis: Defense of ‘traditional’ marriage drew voters
April 11, 2005
Opponents argued that amending the Kansas Constitution to ban gay marriage wasn’t just about preserving a sacred institution.
Kerry cites voting irregularities
April 11, 2005
Many voters in last year’s presidential election were denied access to the polls through trickery and intimidation, former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry told a voters’ group Sunday.
KU lands polar research center
Federal grant to study ice caps is largest ever received by university in Kansas
April 11, 2005
Kansas University will be home to a national center to study the melting of polar ice caps, a phenomenon some experts say is occurring at “alarming” rates.
Rural district lands in political hot water
April 11, 2005
A dispute about water and growth is brewing in a rural area south of Lawrence.
Capital-ism spreads among Kansas towns
April 11, 2005
That star next to Topeka on the map might mean it’s the capital of Kansas, but it’s not the only capital in Kansas.
Disgraced cardinal to say Mass in papal celebration
Sexual abuse victims to protest high-profile role for Cardinal Law
April 11, 2005
American victims of sexual abuse by priests said Sunday that the Vatican was “rubbing salt into our wounds” by honoring Cardinal Bernard Law, who was designated to celebrate a special Mass of mourning for Pope John Paul II today.
Roving helper assists doctors on medical rounds
SM Medical Center trying new technology
April 11, 2005
If a robot enters your room the next time you’re in the hospital, and it starts asking you questions, don’t panic.
Congressional briefing
News from the Kansas delegation in Washington, D.C.
April 11, 2005
Sen. Sam Brownback appears to be joining other Catholic politicians reconsidering their support for the death penalty in favor of a “culture of life.”
60th anniversary of concentration camp’s fall remembered
Survivors, officials gather to observe liberation day
April 11, 2005
Elderly survivors of the Buchenwald concentration camp laid flowers Sunday and observed a moment of silence for victims of the Nazis, 60 years after U.S. troops liberated the camp.
Hezbollah attempts to gain international, domestic legitimacy
April 11, 2005
As its Syrian backers leave Lebanon, Hezbollah is seeking to transform its image domestically and in the West — from guerrilla group condemned as terrorist by the United States to political party respected for playing a serious, productive role in Lebanese politics.
Parliament may not accept resignation
April 11, 2005
Kyrgyzstan’s legislators are examining the assets owned by ousted President Askar Akayev and his family, and are unlikely to accept his resignation until later this week at the earliest, the country’s interim leader said Sunday.
Wendy’s searching for leads in Las Vegas woman’s lawsuit
April 11, 2005
Anna Ayala — the woman who found the now-world-famous finger in the chili — spent the weekend in seclusion, even as tipsters called in potential leads about its origin.
Americans still taking painkillers despite possible side effects
April 11, 2005
Despite sweeping new warnings that the nation’s most popular painkillers can harm hearts, stomachs and skin, many Americans are going to go right on taking them, saying the relief is worth the risk.
Thousands of Israeli police confront extremists at holy site
April 11, 2005
Thousands of Israeli police mobilized at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site Sunday but confronted only a handful of Jewish extremists intent on scuttling a Gaza pullout by tying up security forces. In Gaza, militants fired dozens of mortar shells after Israeli forces killed three teenagers.
Insurgents kidnap official from Pakistani embassy
April 11, 2005
The family of a Pakistani embassy employee kidnapped in Baghdad appealed Sunday for his captors to release him, and al-Qaida’s ally in Iraq claimed to have kidnapped and killed a senior police official.
Gordon races to emotional victory
Driver recalls victims of plane crash after Martinsville win
April 11, 2005
As he tried to fight his way back from three laps down in Sunday’s Advance 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon had to stay focused on his immediate obstacles.
Blizzard hammers Colorado
April 11, 2005
Hundreds of travelers were stranded at the Denver airport and along highways Sunday as a blizzard blew across eastern Colorado with wet, heavy snow.
Bolton’s confirmation expected to be ‘combative’
April 11, 2005
During a meeting on North Korea in late 2001, John R. Bolton’s repeated talk of overthrowing Kim Jung Il frustrated the State Department’s specialist on the country. “Regime change” is not President Bush’s declared objective in North Korea, Charles L. Pritchard recalled telling Bolton, the undersecretary of state for arms control and international security.
Tokyo seeks apology for anti-Japan protests
April 11, 2005
Japan demanded an apology and compensation from Beijing on Sunday for the contagion of anti-Japanese protests across China, a wave of vandalism and flag-burning triggered by the legacy of unresolved history between Asia’s biggest powers.
On the record
April 11, 2005
Abbott services
April 11, 2005
Helen Faye Noble, Osage City
April 11, 2005
Royals plan nostalgic home debut
April 11, 2005
Today will be a day of nostalgia when the Royals mark their home opener and a key date in this town’s sports history.
Quick pitches Kansas to 9-3 victory over Oklahoma
April 11, 2005
Staked to a seven-run, first-inning lead, Kansas University pitcher Kodiak Quick picked up his Big 12 Conference-leading eighth win of the season in the Jayhawks’ 9-3 victory Sunday over Oklahoma at Mitchell Park.
N.Y. GOP chairman kicks off ‘anti-Hillary’ campaign
April 11, 2005
Claiming Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for the White House, New York’s GOP chairman has kicked off a national “STOP HILLARY NOW!” fund-raising effort to thwart her 2006 Senate re-election bid.
Softball edges OSU
April 11, 2005
Kansas University freshman Christina Ross struck out nine in the Jayhawks’ 3-1 Big 12 Conference softball victory Sunday over Oklahoma State.
DiMarco ‘proved a lot’ in Masters showdown
April 11, 2005
Surely one of these days Chris DiMarco will be leading a major when it counts.
Winning cyclist says race ‘a rush’
April 11, 2005
James Grooms’ cycling comeback was quite the celebratory event Sunday afternoon at Perry Lake.
Free State aims to remain perfect against LHS
April 11, 2005
By default, it’s still considered a rivalry. But the Lawrence High boys tennis team would like to justify that status today, when they play host to city foe Free State at 3:30 p.m., looking to make a dent in the Firebirds’ 5-0 mark all-time against the Lions.
Kansas women celebrate season past
April 11, 2005
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team figuratively closed the book on its 2004-05 season with its end-of-the-year reception Sunday at SpringHill Suites.