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Weather delays GlobalFlyer takeoff
February 22, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 3:04 p.m.) Weather conditions have again delayed the GlobalFlyer take-off from Salina, officials there announced today.
Transcript of chat with city commissioner Sue Hack
February 22, 2005
(Web Posted Tuesday at 2:31 p.m.) Welcome to our online chat with Incumbent Lawrence City Commissioner Sue Hack.
Kline: Texas AG investigating Tiller patient who later died
February 22, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 4:11 p.m.) Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller is a potential witness for an investigation by Texas authorities involving a 19-year-old woman who was treated at his Wichita clinic and later died, Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline said.
KU announces gift for multicultural center
February 22, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 11:40 a.m.) The donor for a new Multicultural Resource Center at Kansas University has been announced.
Murray trial on hold until afternoon
Prosecutors reviewing videotaped statements to police
February 22, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 2:08 p.m.) The murder trial of a Kansas State University professor is on hold this morning because of a new Kansas Supreme Court ruling that says jurors can’t watch videotaped evidence of police calling the defendant a liar.
Old West Lawrence home damaged in overnight blaze
February 22, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 11:19 a.m.) An Old West Lawrence home at 820 Ohio Street sustained about $200,000 in damage this morning in a blaze that burned more than two hours before firefighters brought it under control.
Mostly cloudy skies expected
February 22, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 2:58 p.m.) If you ventured outside early this afternoon you might have seen it — a brief glimpse or two of sunshine. However, mostly cloudy conditions are in the forecast through Wednesday, says Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.
6Sports video: Free State swim team will not have back-to-back state titles
February 22, 2005
The Firebirds swim squad hoped to repeat last year’s title. While the team finished in the top three, they did not claim first place.
Briefly
February 22, 2005
¢ Semitrailer gets stuck under train bridge ¢ Area students place at chess tournament ¢ Commission incumbent to chat with readers ¢ Forum to feature City Commission field
Briefly
February 22, 2005
¢ Shooting injures two at shipyard ¢ Landowner discovers missing mother’s SUV ¢ Report tracks infections of surgery patients
Briefly
February 22, 2005
¢ Jury selection resumes in Michael Jackson trial ¢ Chain-saw attacker killed by police ¢ Justice to receive for Truman award
Scott win caps ‘odd week’ of golf
Nissan Open concludes after 36 holes, one-hole playoff
February 22, 2005
Adam Scott has his name on the Nissan Open trophy.
ChoicePoint to rescreen customers
Credit agency broadens list of potential victims in identity theft scandal
February 22, 2005
ChoicePoint Inc., under fire for being duped into allowing criminals to access its massive database of personal information, said Monday that consumers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories may have been affected by the breach of the company’s credentialing process.
U.N. warns Afghanistan not safe from collapse
February 22, 2005
Afghanistan remains one of the world’s least-developed countries, the United Nations said Monday, warning that the nation that harbored al-Qaida terrorists until 2001 could fail again unless more is done to lift it from poverty.
Bush criticizes Russia on democracy
February 22, 2005
President Bush scolded Russia for backsliding on democracy Monday and urged Mideast allies to take difficult steps for peace, appealing for Europe’s help in both troubled areas to “set history on a hopeful course.”
Senators hear both sides of approving state’s justices
February 22, 2005
The Kansas Supreme Court was on trial Monday before a legislative committee considering whether to require Senate approval of justices to the state’s highest bench.
Bracciano touts experience as school administrator
February 22, 2005
Tom Bracciano said he already was out of high school before he learned the value of a good education.
Amyx, Carpenter chat with readers
February 22, 2005
A pair of City Commission candidates differed on the future development of southeast Lawrence during online chats Monday.
Briefly
February 22, 2005
¢ Former presidents wrap up tsunami tour ¢ President committed to catching nun’s killers ¢ Socialists win election in landslide ¢ Iran courting foreign investment
LMH need
February 22, 2005
Bonds to join team today
February 22, 2005
Few spring training arrivals compare to the day Barry Bonds shows up at Scottsdale Stadium.
Scholastic Journalism Week
Test your knowledge of the fourth estate
February 22, 2005
Her nickname is “Barbara Wa-Wa,” the broadcast journalist known to chat up guests on “The View” and wring tears from celebrities during her prime-time interviews. But Barbara Walters also was the first woman to co-host the network evening news in 1976, and she arranged the first joint interview with Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat and Israel’s Prime Minister Menachem Begin in 1977.
Double Take: Junior high student’s lack of friends causes concern for parents
February 22, 2005
Dear Wes and Jenny: We are very worried about our 15-year-old daughter because she has so few friends. We don’t care if she is popular, but we really don’t think she’s made one good friend since her best friend moved away two years ago (our daughter is in her last year of junior high). When we try to talk to her about it, she gets very upset. The phone never rings; she never goes anywhere. Her whole life is being at home (she is an only child and, I fear, a lonely child). Is this unusual? Will it get better in high school? She is very shy, quiet and hates to try new things by herself. Any suggestions?
Veronica Mars’ beyond her years
February 22, 2005
I’m afraid I can’t join the chorus of praise for “Veronica Mars” (8 p.m., UPN), the freshman drama about a high school student (Kristen Bell) who moonlights as a private eye in her father’s (Enrico Colantoni) detective agency. Call me old-fashioned, but I’m always put off when teenagers look, act and dress like world-weary 35-year-olds. Tonight, Veronica’s precocity is pushed to new extremes when she shares a dance at her high school’s “‘80s Night” prom with a much older police officer.
Early-morning looters rattle convenience store clerk
February 22, 2005
Lawrence Police say a downtown dance club’s popular hip-hop music night is partly to blame for two incidents of looting at an all-night convenience store.
Healthy Garciaparra ready to contribute to Cubs
February 22, 2005
Nomar Garciaparra shrugged off suggestions that he could emerge as the new leader of the Chicago Cubs following Sammy Sosa’s departure.
Royals’ Anderson knows he’s tradable
February 22, 2005
With Kansas City cutting payroll and going through another youth movement, Brian Anderson knows that he could be traded in spring training.
Briefcase
February 22, 2005
¢ The Mattress Firm plans Lawrence store ¢ Chili’s leader resigns ¢ Gasoline supplies ease pressure on prices ¢ Susan Buffett’s will benefits foundation
Youth shares Netherlands experience
February 22, 2005
Many Americans think Otto Jan Verkerk’s country is full of cheese, tulips and windmills. That’s true, but this Dutch 12-year-old doesn’t like cheese, the tulips are in a different part of the country and the windmills are mostly a tourist attraction.
Show to feature Italian dishes
February 22, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Umbria Meets the Midwest with Chef Andrea Sposini & Co.”
Fiddler on the Roof’ carried by strong Tevye
Cast, crew earn ovation from Lied audience for bringing ‘power’ to 40-year-old musical
February 22, 2005
Forty years have passed since “Fiddler on the Roof” opened, and there’s still plenty of life in this big musical, as shown in a three-hour performance Saturday night at the Lied Center.
Giddens: KU lacked heart
Jayhawks ‘going through some things’
February 22, 2005
J.R. Giddens used sign language instead of verbalization to point out the reason for Kansas University’s 71-63 loss to Oklahoma on Monday night at Noble Center.
Briefly
February 22, 2005
¢ Leader again open to nuclear talks ¢ Shiites to vote on PM candidate ¢ Defense Ministry starts patriotic TV channel ¢ 2-year-old betrothed as adultery punishment
Commission to consider home safety requirement
Advocate wants all new houses to have shelter from tornadoes
February 22, 2005
When it comes to storm safety, Jane Graves is afraid Lawrence city commissioners are going to insist on learning the hard way.
Kegs seized at frat party
February 22, 2005
Police seized 16 kegs of beer and cited several people for liquor violations during a weekend raid on a Kansas University fraternity party.
Audit disputes adoption delays
February 22, 2005
An investigation of the state’s privatized adoption system found little or no evidence that adoptions were delayed in an attempt to increase profits.
Looks like hate
February 22, 2005
Hunter S. Thompson, 1937-2005
Writer died the way he lived
February 22, 2005
You didn’t really expect Hunter S. Thompson would let age, illness or infirmity slowly sap the life from him.
Gordon savoring third Daytona victory
February 22, 2005
Jeff Gordon celebrated his third Daytona 500 victory aboard his 106-foot yacht, the 24 Karat.
People
February 22, 2005
¢ Simply ‘tacky’ ¢ Slater is Broadway-bound ¢ Danes have reason to Smile ¢ Brosnan boosts Bollywood
For the Right
February 22, 2005
Israel frees 500 Palestinian prisoners
February 22, 2005
Palestinians gave a jubilant welcome to 500 prisoners freed Monday by Israel as part of a truce, but many complained that uprising leaders were not among those released. Hamas militants appeared unmasked in a West Bank city, their leader shouting that there can be no peace “as long as there is a single prisoner in Israeli jails.”
Lebanese stage massive protest against Syria
February 22, 2005
Tens of thousands marched Monday in the biggest anti-Syrian protest in Lebanese history amid signals that Syria will soon withdraw its troops from parts of the country.
Poor performance
February 22, 2005
The worst performance in Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday occurred in the stands.
Ugly feelings
February 22, 2005
Religious issue
February 22, 2005
A good deal
February 22, 2005
No evidence
February 22, 2005
$1 million gift endows Baker professorship
February 22, 2005
Baker University has received a $1 million gift for an endowed professorship, part of a push to create more endowed faculty positions on campus.
Capitol briefing
February 22, 2005
50 days: The state Supreme Court has given lawmakers until April 12 to produce a constitutional school finance plan.
Hernandez impresses during bullpen session
February 22, 2005
Right-hander Runelvys Hernandez, who missed all of last season after having reconstructive elbow surgery, had an impressive initial bullpen session Monday in the Royals’ spring training camp.
Growth forecast to drop
Experts expect jobless rate to dip
February 22, 2005
Economic growth will slow this year but still be sufficient to reduce the nation’s unemployment rate, business economists say.
Kmart, Sears shareholders to vote on proposed merger
February 22, 2005
Kmart Holding Corp. and Sears, Roebuck and Co. will conduct special meetings of their shareholders March 24 to vote on the companies’ proposed merger.
On the money
February 22, 2005
When dealing with income tax returns, simply understanding the lexicon is often half the battle.
In the halls
February 22, 2005
Program to discuss alcohol abuse
February 22, 2005
A presentation to raise awareness of alcohol abuse by teenagers and Kansas laws in regard to serving alcohol to minors is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday at Lawrence High School, 1901 La.
Free State orchestra, choir to perform
February 22, 2005
The Free State High School Men’s Choir will be guests on the program when the Free State Symphony Orchestra perform Wednesday at the high school, 4700 Overland Drive.
Datebook
February 22, 2005
Bonnie Jean Robb, Lawrence
February 22, 2005
Henry Services, Big Springs
February 22, 2005
Robert E. Redick Jr., De Soto
February 22, 2005
Shirley L. Taylor Hughes, Kansas City, Kan.
February 22, 2005
Naomi Jo Martin Hines Moore, Ottawa
February 22, 2005
Robert L. Hughes, Kansas City, Mo.
February 22, 2005
Robert M. Landman, Kansas City, Mo.
February 22, 2005
On the record
February 22, 2005
Corrections
February 22, 2005
“The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire,” an Empire Lecture Series presentation by Kansas University assistant professor Tara Welch, will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The date was incorrect in Sunday’s Journal-World.
Police investigate burglaries near KU
February 22, 2005
Lawrence Police are investigating a series of burglaries at apartments near Kansas University.
300 game lifts Lions
February 22, 2005
Tiffany Demaline rolled a perfect 300 game and a 636 series, helping Lawrence High beat Olathe East, 1,969-1,937, in high school bowling on Monday.
LSU still No. 1
February 22, 2005
Gonzaga joined the Associated Press women’s basketball poll for the first time Monday, riding a 20-game winning streak, the nation’s longest, into the No. 25 spot. LSU remained No. 1, the fourth straight week the Tigers have led the poll and the 10th time this season.
Magazine honors Sauer
February 22, 2005
Kansas University defender Afton Sauer was named a Freshman All-America by Soccer America magazine. Sauer, a native of Highlands Ranch, Colo., started KU’s 23 matches last season and helped anchor a Jayhawk defense that allowed just 13 goals all season.
FSHS boys third in poll
February 22, 2005
Free State High split a pair of games last week and dropped to No. 3 in boys Class 6A of the final Kansas Basketball Coaches Assn. poll of the season. Lawrence High, ranked No. 9 last week, fell out of the rankings after losing twice last week.
Troy sweeps Oskaloosa
February 22, 2005
Joe Crawford scored 16 points for Oskaloosa in a boys basketball loss.
Sebelius seeks clinic inquiry
Board to investigate rumored death at Wichita abortion office
February 22, 2005
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has called for an investigation into what she said was a patient’s death at Dr. George Tiller’s abortion clinic, and she has asked whether the incident could have been prevented by legislation she vetoed.
CDC chief warns of world virus outbreak
February 22, 2005
The Earth may be on the brink of a worldwide epidemic from a bird flu virus that may mutate to become as deadly and infectious as viruses that killed millions during three influenza pandemics of the 20th century, a federal health official said Monday.
Californians rescued from mudslides
Storms bring flooding, sinkholes, tornadoes; at least 4 killed
February 22, 2005
Mudslides trapped people in their homes Monday and forced others to flee as Southern California was soaked by yet another of the powerful storms that have pounded the region this winter.
Olympic delegation touring New York
February 22, 2005
The city, digging out from a snowstorm, rolled out a warm welcome Monday for the 13 delegates charged with helping select a host city for the 2012 Olympics.
Brain-damaged woman’s feeding tube expected to be removed
February 22, 2005
Unless a court grants her parents another delay, Michael Schiavo plans to remove the feeding tube keeping his wife alive early this afternoon, allowing the severely brain-damaged woman to die.
Free fall continues
February 22, 2005
A three-game losing streak isn’t just unusual for Kansas University senior power forward Wayne Simien.
Woodling: Showdown with OSU will be KU’s litmus test
February 22, 2005
Ask me Sunday night. That’s when I’ll know — and you’ll know — how good Kansas University’s men’s basketball team is.
Knight’s chair-tossing snit nearing 20th anniversary
February 22, 2005
Those closest to Steve Reid know him as president of a trucking company, a former teammate and a dad.
Strong quake reported in Iran
February 22, 2005
A powerful earthquake shook central Iran today, killing at least 80 people, injuring more than 300 and disrupting power to the region, state-run television reported.
U.N. schedules meeting to discuss bird flu
February 22, 2005
The challenges in eradicating a virus now entrenched in a region crowded with both people and poultry will be the focus of a regional bird flu conference that opens Wednesday in Ho Chi Minh City.
Thompson the talk of town tavern
February 22, 2005
They say the Woody Creek Tavern, with its leopard-print carpet and chipped wooden booths, is the center of the universe in this hamlet a few mountain tops from Aspen.
Trade deadline looms Thursday
Conference races wide-open entering second half
February 22, 2005
In the hours before the All-Star game, Kevin Garnett wondered how the Minnesota Timberwolves might regain the lofty status they recently lost.
Morgan, Cyclones enjoying ‘unbelievable’ streak
February 22, 2005
The architect of a remarkable winning streak that’s become the talk of the Big 12 Conference is not a “one-game-at-a-time” coach.
KU-Oklahoma notes
February 22, 2005
¢ Moody misses game ¢ Self on the skid ¢ Wake-up call ¢ Booing not justified
Sooners rise to coach’s challenge
When Kansas came back, we just drew a line in the sand’
February 22, 2005
Oklahoma wasn’t about to blow a 19-point lead in its own barn.
KU tumbles to No. 8
February 22, 2005
For the second time in three weeks, a school entered the Associated Press’ Top 25 for the first time ever, and Kansas University plummeted from No. 2 to No. 8 after two losses.
Evelyn Belle Saler, Lawrence
February 22, 2005
Center covers students, advisers’ rights
February 22, 2005
When student journalists and advisers face conflict over what they publish, the Student Press Law Center has been a resource for legal advice since 1974.
Hawkish strategy is winner in Mideast
February 22, 2005
On Iraq, doves have looked pretty good the last few years as the rationales offered up by the hawks (myself included) have mostly fallen apart. But on Israel, which is embarking on a promising peace initiative with the Palestinians, it’s the other way around. In retrospect, the doves now look foolish and the hawks positively brilliant.
Illinois politics, Chicago style
February 22, 2005
It was a marriage made in heaven, as this politics-saturated city probably understands heaven. Rod Blagojevich, the future governor, met his future wife at a fund-raiser for her father, the alderman from the 33rd Ward for 30 years now. Herewith a story about the perils of politics in what is — the state’s license plates say so — the Land of Lincoln.
UConn sophomores solid
Williams, Villanueva power Huskies
February 22, 2005
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun was praising Marcus Williams by not using his name.
Horoscopes
February 22, 2005