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Driver injured when cattle truck rolls over
April 20, 2005
(Updated Wednesday at 1:35 p.m.) A truck carrying 50 cows rolled over this morning on U.S. Highway 56 near Baldwin Junction, sending the driver to the hospital.
Storms possible tonight, Thursday
April 20, 2005
(Updated Wednesday at 9:09 a.m.) Lawrence won’t see much blue sky today. But you can probably leave your umbrella home — the Lawrence area is expected to be dry through the afternoon, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. However, some isolated storms are possible tonight, Schack said.
Briefly
April 20, 2005
¢ Allegations postpone vote on U.N. nominee ¢ Report: Voting woes persisted in 2004 ¢ Report: Traffic signal operations lax ¢ iPods becoming popular target for thieves
Briefly
April 20, 2005
¢ Study: CDC overstated danger of obesity ¢ Engineers who saved Apollo 13 honored ¢ Vandals drain lake at summer camp ¢ Opposition to meet with Chinese leader ¢ Strong earthquake hits southern Japan ¢ Embattled president says he won’t quit
Briefly
April 20, 2005
¢ Schwarzenegger says to ‘close the borders’ ¢ DeLay slams Supreme Court justice ¢ Nation approves medical marijuana spray ¢ Public told to avoid unapproved protests
Offender threat
April 20, 2005
Minority rights
April 20, 2005
Stocks rise as inflation fears ease
April 20, 2005
Investors cheered by long-awaited good news on inflation pushed stocks higher Tuesday, hoping that a lower-than-expected increase in basic wholesale prices meant the economy would stay on a sound footing. Solid first-quarter earnings also fueled buying.
Commodities
April 20, 2005
Daily ticker
April 20, 2005
Sprint launches live TV on phones
April 20, 2005
Sprint Corp. began broadcasting live television on its wireless telephone network Tuesday, making the same Fox News Channel that’s on cable and satellite — Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and commercials included — available to Sprint PCS customers.
Lincare’s first-quarter profits decline
April 20, 2005
Profits are down for a Florida-based company that recently purchased Home Oxygen 2-U’s call-center operation in North Lawrence.
Free State blown away by 1-0 loss to SM East
Firebirds lament lack of offense while having blustery wind at their backs
April 20, 2005
A victory Tuesday would have done wonders for a young and weary Free State High girls soccer team.
Congress to turn attention to NFL
Commissioner invited to testify at April 27 steroid hearing
April 20, 2005
The congressional committee that investigated steroid use in baseball will turn its investigation to the same problem in football. The panel said Tuesday it would ask NFL officials and union representatives to testify at a hearing next week.
Cavaliers keep playoff hopes alive
April 20, 2005
Robert Traylor jumped onto the scorer’s table, right above the spot where he had kicked open a hole moments earlier, and thrust his powerful arms into the confetti-filled air.
Heirloom vegetables rooted in rich history
KU graduate to share three decades of experience cultivating seed collections
April 20, 2005
P.J. Karlin loves watermelon. But not just any kind of watermelon, like the kind available in a supermarket. An old-fashioned variety tickles his fancy.
Peas should be a staple in the garden
April 20, 2005
Considering its popularity on the dinner table, the pea gets relatively little attention from vegetable gardeners in this part of the world. Most gardeners seem perfectly content to leave pea-growing to Green Giant and to reserve garden space for other vegetables that appear to be less troublesome.
Household gadgetry: part hip, part helpful
April 20, 2005
When it comes to household gadgets, the market divides into geeks and geezers. For the former, machines that make Starbucks-quality latte at the push of a button. For the latter, in-home blood-pressure monitors.
Olive oil is worth savoring
April 20, 2005
Wine lovers may be familiar with the French term “terroir,” which literally means soil.
Healthy recipes offered
April 20, 2005
Here are recipes using spinach and kale that were featured during a recent “Color Me Healthy” fruit and vegetable program.
Seahawks roll, 8-0
April 20, 2005
Katie Pottorff scored three goals, and Regan Sisson and Laura Frizell each added two as Seabury Academy blanked Independence (Mo.) Center Place, 8-0, in high school girls soccer Tuesday at the Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Firebirds drop pair
April 20, 2005
Free State High’s softball squad couldn’t touch Shawnee Mission West pitcher Shelly Stevens, as the Firebirds dropped a pair of games Tuesday, 4-0 and 5-0. Stevens struck out 22 Firebirds in the two games.
Firebirds roll, 6-2
April 20, 2005
Free State senior Max Ellenbecker had a no-hitter going with one out in the seventh inning Tuesday at Shawnee Mission South when a seeing-eye single jumped between him and history.
Louisiana prep Lewis orally commits to KU
April 20, 2005
Dwight Lewis, a high-scoring junior point guard/shooting guard from Metairie, La., who long has admired Kansas University, has orally committed to play basketball for the Jayhawks.
Where’s the sweep?
LHS not satisfied after splitting twinbill with O-South
April 20, 2005
One win in a doubleheader is better than none, but it doesn’t have to be satisfying.
Castillo enjoying moment
Backup catcher’s blast lifts Royals past Tribe
April 20, 2005
Game-winning hits are hard to come by for journeyman catchers who shuffle from team to team and rarely play.
Lions’ Falk keeps Indians at bay
Pitcher works around trouble as Lawrence High hangs on for victory
April 20, 2005
Lawrence High starting pitcher Will Falk didn’t seem tired after his postgame jog Tuesday at Ice Field.
FSHS ill, LHS thrilled after 1-2 finish
April 20, 2005
The Lawrence High and Free State girls swimming squads made an odd juxtaposition Tuesday at Knox Natatorium.
Slump prompts rotation shakeup
April 20, 2005
After the season’s most miserable and frustrating weekend series, Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price has shaken up his pitching rotation.
KU headed to Nebraska
April 20, 2005
Three games in two days in the Cornhusker State face Kansas University’s softball team and its beleaguered pitching staff.
Tribute paid to OKC bombing victims
Recovery process continues 10 years since attack
April 20, 2005
In a church rebuilt on a site that served as a temporary morgue 10 years ago, 1,600 people gathered Tuesday to pay tribute to the victims, survivors and rescue workers of the Oklahoma City bombing.
Revamped food pyramid addresses exercise
April 20, 2005
The new food pyramid unveiled Tuesday is still a pyramid, but this one has rainbow colors and a stylized stair-stepper bounding up one side.
U.S. leaders praise Vatican’s choice
April 20, 2005
President Bush praised Pope Benedict XVI Tuesday as a “man of great wisdom and knowledge,” and Republicans and Democrats lauded the election of a pontiff who is likely to assume a prominent role in debates over abortion, same-sex marriage and war.
Iraqi lawmaker alleges abuse by U.S. troops
April 20, 2005
An outraged Iraqi National Assembly demanded an apology from the U.S. government Tuesday for the rough treatment one assembly member said he received from an American soldier at a military checkpoint.
18 suspects released from U.S. detention
April 20, 2005
Seventeen Afghans came home Tuesday in one of the biggest known releases from the U.S. jail at Guantanamo Bay, and one quickly accused the U.S. military of abusing him despite warnings from a senior Afghan official to keep quiet about any complaints.
Health officials revoke day-care license
Lawrence baby sitter’s program forced to close after infant suffers from head injury
April 20, 2005
State health officials have ordered a Lawrence woman to stop caring for children in her home after authorities confirmed reports that an 8-month-old baby had suffered a head injury.
Business, human rights link examined in speech
CEO’s ethics’ discussion part of Walter S. Sutton lecture series
April 20, 2005
Businesses are increasingly forced to deal with the ethics of human rights on a global front, and the question of how to do it is complex, according to the leader of a worldwide foundation who spoke Tuesday at Kansas University.
CNN personality slated to speak at KU
April 20, 2005
Between hosting his own show, appearing as a guest on the “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and covering Pope John Paul II’s death and Prince Charles’ wedding, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has been a busy man this month.
Advocates unhappy with nursing home bill
April 20, 2005
Advocates for Kansans with disabilities on Tuesday voiced displeasure with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for signing into law a bill sought by the nursing home industry.
Program explores cultural parallels
April 20, 2005
American Indians might not be so different from Eastern Europeans — both cultures have had to cope with patronizing stereotypes and the seeming collapse of their societies.
Moldovans study U.S. electoral process
April 20, 2005
Ion Bunduchi and his colleagues in the Moldovan press often find it difficult to write about presidential campaigns in their country.
Four Wildcats sign
April 20, 2005
Four De Soto High football players signed college letters of intent Tuesday. David Hall and Josh Oberhelman penned tenders with Ottawa University. Leif Goleman inked with Cornell (Iowa) U. And Alex Mercer accepted an offer from Pittsburg State.
Lawrencian selected for Clinton library program
April 20, 2005
A Lawrence volunteer coordinator has been selected for the inaugural class of the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas.
Area briefs
April 20, 2005
¢ Sebelius predicts quick wrap-up session ¢ Applications taken for Supreme Court seat ¢ County Commission rethinks rural plan
USA boxing documentary scores a TKO
April 20, 2005
A remarkable tale of lost New York, a bygone television era and, most importantly, human loss and heartache, “Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story” (8 p.m., USA) was one of the most talked-about films of this winter’s Sundance Film Festival. USA will present “Fire” without commercial interruption. It’s a fine film, deserving of this special treatment.
New Orleans jazz fest dries out, returns
April 20, 2005
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is just now recovering from a tempest that was spawned by a storm.
Glass advances
April 20, 2005
Lawrence’s Bob Glass advanced to the round of 16 Tuesday, beating Dennis Lane of Kingsport, Tenn., 3-1 (223-190, 239-266, 267-167, 257-226) at the Empire State Open. Glass will face the No. 2 qualifier, Norb Wetzel of Fond du Lac, Wis., today in the round of 16.
People
April 20, 2005
¢ Jackson accuser’s mother concludes defiant testimony ¢ Wedding bells, part one ¢ Wedding bells, part two ¢ Must be something in the air ¢ McCartney plans U.S. tour
Lawrence Catholics celebrate, question future
April 20, 2005
It was the puff of white smoke seen by hundreds of Lawrence schoolchildren. When word came Tuesday that a new pope had been selected by the conclave of cardinals, students and faculty at the Lawrence Catholic School put aside their studies to watch history as it happened.
White smoke, bells announce Catholic Church’s selection
Conservative gets mixed reactions
April 20, 2005
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, a traditionalist and doctrinal guardian who collaborated closely with his predecessor, Pope John Paul II, was elected pope Tuesday in a conclave that lasted little more than 24 hours.
Counties may use law to create ‘code courts’
April 20, 2005
Junked cars and unofficial dump sites could become a thing of the past in Douglas County, but it all depends on budgeting.
Uncertainty followed by burst of joy at Vatican
April 20, 2005
When white smoke came billowing out of the Sistine Chapel chimney Tuesday afternoon, people sprinted into St. Peter’s Square from every direction.
Lincoln library opens
April 20, 2005
Opening the Abraham Lincoln library and museum, President Bush said Tuesday that its mix of showmanship and scholarship should help generations rediscover the 16th president whose commitment to freedom for all embodies “the meaning and promise of America.”
Local briefs
April 20, 2005
¢ Taco John’s robber gets 30-year sentence ¢ Report: Driver, victim both under influence ¢ KU women’s center to honor governor
Briefly
April 20, 2005
¢ Former officer convicted of drowning prisoners ¢ Tragic tryst thought to cause deadly fire ¢ WHO still looking for deadly flu strains ¢ Rice says Russia has signs of democracy ¢ Report: Nation bans Al-Jazeera reporters
New pope has large shoes to fill
April 20, 2005
Of all the options before the cardinals, of all the hues and styles and ages and life stories that gathered in the Sistine Chapel, the man they turned to Tuesday to lead the Roman Catholic Church was the one man they could not ignore: the man in the room with the closest ties to Pope John Paul II and the one who shepherded the cardinals through the days that followed the pontiff’s death.
The ‘pothole theory’ of Iraqi politics
April 20, 2005
Here is one of the most fascinating debates going on among Middle Eastern intellectuals: Should Islamist parties be included in the democratic process?
Briefcase
April 20, 2005
¢ Domino’s manager in ‘fastest pizza’ contest ¢ Canadian ‘lottery’ targets area elderly ¢ Mint to produce first 24-karat gold coin
L.A.’s win streak hits seven
Bradley’s home run in 10th dooms Brewers
April 20, 2005
Milton Bradley’s hot hitting extended the Los Angeles Dodgers’ winning streak to seven and made up for an earlier misplay in the outfield.
Rangers’ Astacio stymies Oakland
Texas hurler earns first victory since 2003 after receiving World Series ring
April 20, 2005
Pedro Astacio received a World Series ring Tuesday, then earned his first win in nearly two years.
Panty Line Project gives voice to sexual assault victims
April 20, 2005
Take a stroll past the Raven Bookstore, 6 E. Seventh St., and you’ll find more than reading material in the window display.
On the record
April 20, 2005
Traffic calmed
April 20, 2005
Significant statistic
City officials shouldn’t be too quick to dismiss U.S. Census figures that show a dip in Lawrence’s population growth.
April 20, 2005
It is not often that a dry, number-laden government report serves as a conversation starter. But that is exactly what a recent U.S. Census Bureau report should become for Lawrence leaders.
Protection One cuts debt to grow
Lawrence-based security company lowers interest rate with refinancing
April 20, 2005
Protection One Inc., a Lawrence-based provider of monitored security services, continued its climb out of debt Tuesday by announcing closure of a $275 million refinancing plan.
Coke tries to reassure shareholders
Beverage firm pledges to improve image abroad
April 20, 2005
Coca-Cola Co. vowed Tuesday to change the perception of people who still believe it permits abusive practices abroad, a tough sell to some shareholders who bombarded the world’s biggest beverage company with questions about human rights and water depletion.
Fightin’ Indians salvage split with Park University
April 20, 2005
Katie Renwick pitched a two-hitter and drove in the go-ahead run with a sixth-inning double as Haskell Indian Nations University defeated Park University, 3-1, to salvage a split of a softball doubleheader Tuesday at Haskell.
Car bombing kills at least 10 Iraqis
April 20, 2005
At least 10 people were killed Tuesday in a suicide car bombing in the capital as resurgent violence and sectarian tensions raised the stakes for lawmakers struggling to finalize a government 11 weeks after landmark elections.
Rabbi, neo-Nazi charged in fight at KCI
April 20, 2005
Two Kansas men — one a rabbi and the other a Nazi sympathizer — were charged with disorderly conduct at Kansas City International Airport after the rabbi took issue with the other man’s Nazi insignia and punched him in the face.
BTK suspect waives right to hearing
April 20, 2005
For decades since the strangulation deaths of his parents and two younger siblings, Charlie Otero futilely has sought answers to why his family was murdered.
Corrections
April 20, 2005
The editing of an Associated Press story that appeared in Saturday’s Journal-World may have given readers a misleading impression about the intended targets of a critical comment about “former management” of Westar Energy Inc. The original AP story did not contain the names of any former board members; names of two members with Lawrence and Kansas University connections were added during the editing process at the Journal-World, unintentionally creating an impression that the criticism was aimed at them.
Spring lineup
Coming in May: Must-have TV comedies
April 20, 2005
A DVD-packed May is just around the corner. If you’re eager to scoop up a special edition of “The Aviator,” the fourth season of “Seinfeld” or the second season of “Chappelle’s Show,” read on and mark your calendars accordingly.
Details set for debate on science standards
Board of Education panel may hold two sets of hearings
April 20, 2005
Religion and science clashed frequently Tuesday in a meeting to set ground rules for next month’s hearings that could decide what Kansas students learn about the origins of life.
Rapist receives jail term after parole violations
Judge gives new sentence in case that triggered retention challenge
April 20, 2005
She didn’t give him another chance. A Douglas County judge on Tuesday ordered a prison sentence for a man she initially allowed to be on probation for the controversial 2003 rape of an intoxicated 13-year-old girl.
Some Third World Catholics disappointed
April 20, 2005
From the shanty-covered hillsides of Tegucigalpa to the cosmopolitan streets of Buenos Aires and dusty villages in Africa, hopes had been high that the new pope would be someone intimately tied to the developing world and its challenges.
Africa needs U.S. and U.N.
April 20, 2005
Whenever people marvel that I have never been to Africa, I point to the headlines: civil war, pestilence, famine, corruption, plagues, poverty, sadness. And yet many people describe this cradle of civilization as having some of the best vistas, the most amazing animals and some of the most complex history, from archaeological and cultural perspectives, on the planet.
Horoscopes
April 20, 2005
Intolerance
April 20, 2005
City approves ranking of traffic projects
April 20, 2005
Lawrence city commissioners hope they have found a way to take some of the emotion out of the controversial subject of roundabouts, traffic circles and other similar devices.
Gruber has goals for mile race
April 20, 2005
It’s been quite a year for former Kansas University distance runner Charlie Gruber.