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Dean brings Democratic Party message to Lawrence
February 25, 2005
(Updated Friday at 6:05 p.m.) Howard Dean, former presidential candidate and now chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told an enthusiastic Liberty Hall crowd this afternoon in downtown Lawrence that Democrats must get organized to compete in strongly Republican states such as Kansas.
City commission campaign finance reports online
February 25, 2005
(Updated Friday at 2:43 p.m.) Campaign finance reports for the Lawrence City Commission candidates are now online at LJWorld.com.
House votes down nursing home bill
February 25, 2005
(Updated Friday at 1:19 p.m.) In a reversal, the Kansas House today defeated a bill sought by the nursing home industry that would have prevented some reports of care of patients from being entered into evidence in lawsuits.
Candidate selector’ tool available online for voters
February 25, 2005
(Updated Monday at 11:40 a.m.) Voters trying to pick three out of the nine candidates running in Tuesday’s Lawrence City Commission primary now have a new tool — a candidate selector.
New York Times hearts Lawrence
February 25, 2005
(Updated Friday at 9:49 a.m.) Lawrence — a city with a “lovely campus, many funky shops and a top-notch regional music scene” —was featured as a destination of choice in Friday’s New York Times “Escapes” section.
Temperatures climbing into 60s today
Rain expected late Saturday night, Sunday
February 25, 2005
(Updated Friday at 1:48 p.m.) Sunny skies and and temperatures headed into the 60s are expected for the Lawrence area today. “Please get outside and enjoy it because it’s going to be a beautiful end to the week,” said Tim Reith, 6News meteorologist.
6Sports video: Scholar Athlete of the Month
February 25, 2005
Basehor-Linwood senior Morgan Kenney is this month’s High School Scholar Athlete.
Housing, growth at forefront for candidates
Grieb says affordable housing needed for Lawrence’s work force
February 25, 2005
George Grieb wasn’t necessarily destined to wear a blue collar to work every day. Growing up in Omaha, Neb., his dad was a banker who “had zero handyman skills.” But while Grieb was at Kansas University in the mid-1980s studying business, he took a part-time job as an electrician.
Schauner wants city to grow without making same mistakes as Topeka
February 25, 2005
David Schauner had several reasons for moving to Lawrence in 2000, but one stands out: It’s not Topeka. Schauner, one of nine candidates seeking three seats on the Lawrence City Commission, lived in the capital city for 27 years, and he watched the downtown empty out and commercial developments sprawl elsewhere.
Yeti!’ suits up for debut
Locally made film promises swordplay and monkey outfits
February 25, 2005
Director W. Dave Keith recalls the quandary of setting his movie in the Himalayas despite having no real budget. “Snow kind of looks the same in every continent,” he says. “So we shot it in Kansas.”
Dentist, student named volunteers of the year
February 25, 2005
A local dentist and a senior at Free State High School were honored Thursday as winners of the 2004 Wallace Galluzzi Volunteer of the Year Awards.
Welcome to the weird, wacky world of ABA basketball
February 25, 2005
Luring fans to minor-league basketball games isn’t easy. The game, in fact, hardly is the thing. Last week, for example, Jim Clark, owner of the Kansas City Knights, challenged patrons to a game of knockout prior to the Knights’ contest against the Kentucky Colonels in the Johnson County Community College gym.
Democrats ask DA to investigate Kline’s meetings with board
February 25, 2005
Two Democratic legislators asked Shawnee County’s district attorney Thursday to investigate private meetings between Attorney General Phill Kline and State Board of Education members.
J-W candidate questionnaire — David Holroyd
February 25, 2005
These are the responses from David Holroyd, city commission candidate, to the Journal-World’s candidate survey.
J-W candidate questionnaire — George Grieb
February 25, 2005
These are the responses from George Grieb, city commission candidate, to the Journal-World’s candidate survey.
Serologicals gears up Lawrence plant
February 25, 2005
Serologicals Corp.’s Lawrence plant is poised to deliver 1,650 liters of Ex-Cyte to some of the world’s largest pharmaceuticals companies, a company executive said Thursday.
Parents meet to confront underage alcohol abuse
Parents meet to confront underage alcohol abuse
February 25, 2005
As the mothers of former and current Lawrence High School students, Linda Keeler, Donna Olson and Karen Frick have dealt with the teenage drinking before. And they know that challenges remain.
A.G. wants to search abortion records
Phill Kline ‘fishing’ for proof of statutory rape, opponents say
February 25, 2005
Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline has launched an investigation into two abortion clinics, saying medical records of nearly 90 women who had abortions might provide proof of criminal underage sex.
Murray made remark about ex-wife’s death, neighbor says
February 25, 2005
A few weeks before Carmin D. Ross was found slain in her rural Lawrence home, her ex-husband openly mused how life would improve if she died, said a witness in Douglas County District Court.
United Way offers collaboration incentive
February 25, 2005
For the first time in its history, United Way of Douglas County is offering a special incentive to agencies working collaboratively to address a specific community need.
J-W candidate questionnaire — Sue Hack
February 25, 2005
These are the responses from Sue Hack, incumbent city commission candidate, to the Journal-World’s candidate survey.
J-W candidate questionnaire — Greg Robinson
February 25, 2005
These are the responses from Greg Robinson, city commission candidate, to the Journal-World’s candidate survey.
J-W candidate questionnaire — Jim Carpenter
February 25, 2005
These are the responses from Jim Carpenter, city commission candidate, to the Journal-World’s candidate survey.
Spartans trip Wisconsin
Anderson perfect for Michigan State
February 25, 2005
Strategic policing in Chicago
February 25, 2005
He looks like the actor Wilford Brimley — round as a beach ball; grandfatherly gray mustache — but Philip J. Cline, this city’s police superintendent, is, like his city, hard as a baseball. And as they say in baseball, he puts up numbers.
Briefcase
February 25, 2005
¢ Cardinal Brands moving Topeka jobs ¢ Merger rumor speeds rise for Yellow shares ¢ Big-ticket orders fall ¢ GAO: Air Force favored Boeing in cargo deal
Congress to tap into identity theft
Senators to discuss protection for consumers
February 25, 2005
A Senate committee will conduct hearings on identity theft and information brokers following the revelation that a databank with information on millions of people was accessed by criminals, the committee chairman said Thursday.
Schiavo case reveals eating disorder dangers
February 25, 2005
Before she was the severely brain-damaged patient at the center of a legal dispute over whether she should live or die, Terri Schiavo was a young woman who desperately wanted to be thin.
Briefly - World
February 25, 2005
¢ U.N. agency leader resigns amid allegations ¢ Syria plans to begin withdrawal of troops ¢ Experts eye ducks’ role in transmitting bird flu ¢ U.S., Canadian churches to leave Anglican group
Grieb tops money list in City Commission race
February 25, 2005
If money equates to votes, there are six clear front-runners to move past Tuesday’s primary election for the Lawrence City Commission, according to recent campaign finance reports.
Horoscopes
February 25, 2005
Election facilitates rise of Iraqi women
February 25, 2005
Look beyond the jockeying for jobs in Iraq’s embryonic transitional government. Final results in that Arab country’s matrix-breaking election reveal a little-publicized result that President Bush, feminist organizations and democracy advocates should be shouting from the rooftops.
Jayhawk spirit
February 25, 2005
Equality promise
February 25, 2005
Protect marriage
February 25, 2005
Traditional values
February 25, 2005
Support fairness
February 25, 2005
Divisive term
February 25, 2005
A ‘New Deal’
February 25, 2005
Tanker deal key to Boeing 767 line’s fate
Company chief executive expects to make production decision by midyear
February 25, 2005
Boeing Co. will decide by midyear whether to halt production on its 767 assembly line, which needs a Pentagon contract for air-refueling tankers to stay in business, chief executive Harry Stonecipher said Thursday.
Wal-Mart’s New York plans dropped
Retail giant to pursue other Big Apple sites
February 25, 2005
A real estate developer scrapped plans to build the city’s first Wal-Mart store amid intense pressure from residents and union leaders. The decision, announced by city officials this week, comes as a blow to the retail giant, which has sought for years to move into the lucrative New York City market.
H&R Block posts lower earnings on higher revenues
February 25, 2005
H&R Block Inc. reported a 14 percent drop in third quarter earnings Thursday, but beat expectations as an increase in early tax clients provided the company with record revenues.
Kansas high school wrestling scores from Feb. 24
February 25, 2005
J-W candidate questionnaire — Doug Holiday
February 25, 2005
These are the responses from Doug Holiday, city commission candidate, to the Journal-World’s candidate survey.
Commodities
February 25, 2005
Gold rush
Entertainment editor Jon Niccum’s picks suggest the Oscars could offer up surprises
February 25, 2005
America is saturated with awards shows. Starting around the first of the year, it seems every few days there is a Golden Globes or People’s Choice or American Film Institute or Independent Spirit Awards, etc. After sitting through many of these broadcasts out of morbid curiosity or sheer boredom, it becomes increasingly clear that the Oscars are the ONLY awards show that means anything.
Saxophonist supplies ‘jazz without a safety net’
February 25, 2005
For jazz soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom, writing music is a lot like painting a picture. Or at least it was for her album “Chasing Paint,” a compilation of songs inspired by the work of abstract artist Jackson Pollock.
Ani snubs fans at Liberty
February 25, 2005
Ani DiFranco is more than today’s single biggest DIY singer-songwriter. Ani is an icon. Her lyrics are often inspirational and empowering, words you can memorize and take home with you, pithy snippets of wisdom that you can apply to life.
The ‘Dukes’ are crowned in retro special
February 25, 2005
Tonight’s “Inside Fame” (7 p.m., CMT) promises to discuss the cultural impact of “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Stars John Schneider (Bo Duke), Tom Wopat (Luke Duke), Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke), James Best (Rosco P. Coltrane), Ben Jones (Cooter Davenport) and Sonny Shroyer (Deputy Enos Strate) will glance back at “Dukes” moments.
Best Bets
February 25, 2005
Arts Notes
February 25, 2005
¢ Concert to benefit scholarship fund ¢ ‘Revolutionary’ art on view at Olive ¢ Sale to help fund children’s choir tour ¢ Students to perform at Sunday recital ¢ Junior high group to stage ‘Jolly Roger’
Schilling still trying to heal
Red Sox ace working back from ankle surgery
February 25, 2005
Curt Schilling’s manager was encouraged, but the perfectionist pitcher was less than thrilled Thursday after throwing off a mound for the first time since winning Game 2 of the World Series. Sixteen days after beating St. Louis, the Boston Red Sox pitcher had ankle surgery.
Capitol Briefing
February 25, 2005
Lawmakers want Kline’s meetings investigated
February 25, 2005
Democratic legislators Thursday asked the Shawnee County district attorney to investigate secret meetings earlier this month between Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline and conservative members of the State Board of Education.
Area briefs
February 25, 2005
¢ Judge: Consolidation lawsuit lacked merit ¢ Senate approves ‘Lew Perkins’ bill ¢ Dean criticizes Bush, rallies Democrats ¢ Threats spur jet search, but nothing found
KU answers ‘Apprentice’ casting call
Alumni audition on campus
February 25, 2005
Confidence, business savvy and good looks. That’s what casting directors for NBC’s hit reality show “The Apprentice” were looking for Thursday as they interviewed about 40 Kansas University alumni.
Family coping with a rare disease
Lives altered after son Seth, 5, is diagnosed with Hunter syndrome
February 25, 2005
When Seth Van Nostrand, 5, goes to bed at night, many times he takes his markers and pencils with him. “Drawing and coloring — he loves it. It’s one of his favorite things to do,” said his mother, Misty Van Nostrand.
Local briefs
February 25, 2005
¢ Small statue reported missing to police ¢ House gives final OK to breast-feeding bill ¢ Decision on union dues case expected soon ¢ Police recruits to graduate today
Year-round need
The Douglas County Dental Clinic is working year-round to provide dental care to low-income county residents.
February 25, 2005
A three-day clinic in Salina provided free dental care to about 2,500 patients and garnered considerable media attention last weekend. It was a great effort, but it only happens once a year and requires people to travel from long distances and wait in long lines to receive sometimes long-overdue care.
Specter leads effort to avoid judicial nominee filibusters
February 25, 2005
Both political parties are to blame for the impasse on confirming President Bush’s judicial nominees, says Arlen Specter, Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “No one wants to back down and no one wants to lose face,” Specter said Thursday in his first news conference since disclosing he has Hodgkin’s disease.
Briefly - Nation
February 25, 2005
¢ Report: ‘Don’t Ask’ military policy has price ¢ Judge: Newspaper can protect phone records ¢ FAA proposes new rules for black box on planes ¢ Doctors discuss deadly aspects of HIV strand ¢ Ex-soldier kills two of wife’s children ¢ Sen. Kennedy’s children now mother’s guardians ¢ State court upholds lawmaker’s conviction ¢ Death rate drops for 16-year-old drivers ¢ Ex-husband shoots wife, bystander in rampage ¢ Army OKs $9.4 million bonus to Halliburton ¢ Study: Drug combo prevents AIDS in babies ¢ Court allows lawsuit for surprise pregnancy
Woods survives muddy trail
Golfers lament conditions at Match Play
February 25, 2005
Two-time Match Play defending champion Tiger Woods won his 13th consecutive match, but not without wiping mud from his eyes after hitting out of the mucky fairways Thursday at the wetlands known as La Costa Resort.
Canada opts out of missile defense
February 25, 2005
Prime Minister Paul Martin said Thursday that Canada would not join the contentious U.S. missile defense program, a decision that will further strain brittle relations between the neighbors but please Canadians who fear the program could lead to an international arms race.
Insurgent attacks kill 30
February 25, 2005
A suicide bomber wearing a police uniform blew up his car at police headquarters in Tikrit, killing at least 15 people in Saddam Hussein’s hometown in the bloodiest of several attacks Thursday that claimed 30 lives. Two American soldiers were among the dead.
Sebelius signs repeal of ‘clunker’ tax law
System to obtain refunds to be established
February 25, 2005
The “clunker law” has been towed to the legislative junkyard. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Thursday signed the repeal of the law that had backfired like a cheap car — an effort to catch tax cheaters that ended up raising tax bills on used vehicles.
George Walter ‘Mike’ Maichel, Overbrook
February 25, 2005
Holiday defends smoking position
February 25, 2005
Doug Holiday, the lone bar and restaurant owner in the Lawrence City Commission race, on Thursday defended his position that the city’s smoking ban should be put to a vote.
Lawrence Datebook
February 25, 2005
On the Record
February 25, 2005
Corrections
February 25, 2005
Marilyn ‘Marnie’ Mohs Campbell, Prairie Village
February 25, 2005
Robert James ‘Bob’ Shutt, Lawrence
February 25, 2005
Olive Rita Moses, Lawrence
February 25, 2005
Elizabeth J. ‘Jane’ Adkins, Lawrence
February 25, 2005
Norman Koop, Lawrence
February 25, 2005
Thomas Gene Snell, Tonganoxie
February 25, 2005
Self confident Sutton belongs in Hall of Fame
February 25, 2005
Coaches Jim Boeheim of Syracuse and Jim Calhoun of Connecticut are among 16 finalists considered for induction in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2005.
NBA on Graves’ brain
Toiling for ABA’s Knights, ex-Kansas center confident he’s professional grade
February 25, 2005
The signature cornrows still are intact. The imposing physique is evident, too, as Jeff Graves leaves the locker room of the Johnson County Community College gym. Graves is wearing a Los Angeles Lakers practice jersey and the uniform shorts of the Kansas City Knights — symbols of where he is and where he wants to be.
Experience could be key for possible city champion
February 25, 2005
Lawrence High’s Brendan Halpin has been here before. Free State’s Jesse Hardy has, too. In fact, about half of the Lions and Firebirds who qualified for the state wrestling meet have made a previous pilgrimage to the Kansas Coliseum, the site of this weekend’s Class 6-5-4A championships.
KU fourth at Big 12
February 25, 2005
Kansas University’s women’s swimming and diving team is in fourth place after two days of the Big 12 Conference meet.
Pope hospitalized after tracheotomy
February 25, 2005
Pope John Paul II underwent an operation Thursday to insert a tube in his throat to help him breathe after he was rushed to the hospital with flu symptoms.
Bush, Putin agree to new nuclear weapon restrictions
February 25, 2005
President Bush and Vladimir Putin disputed the course of democracy in Russia on Thursday at a sometimes contentious news conference, even as they cut a new deal to restrict nuclear weapons and agreed to maintain their political partnership.
Consumer group aims to shake salt habit
February 25, 2005
Is salt the next trans fat? Michael Jacobson hopes so.
Winifred M. ‘Winnie’ Higgins, Peoria, Ill.
February 25, 2005
Price, Jayhawks want all kinks ironed out
February 25, 2005
If Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price had a to-do list for his club, numerous items probably have been crossed off in the past couple of weeks.
Well-rested KU squad to play in California
February 25, 2005
After taking last weekend off, Kansas University’s softball team will play this weekend at a tournament in Palm Springs, Calif.
KU hoping to thrive at Big 12 Indoors
February 25, 2005
Kansas University’s track teams will be hoping to improve on last year’s second-division placings when they compete in the Big 12 Indoor championships this weekend in Lincoln, Neb.
Tongie’s Starcher wants medal
February 25, 2005
Tonganoxie senior Ross Starcher wasn’t really looking for luck last weekend at his Class 4A wrestling regional in Fort Scott, but he certainly wasn’t about to pass up the charm Chieftain coach Jeremy Goebel offered.
West tops LHS girls
February 25, 2005
Shawnee Mission West scored nine of its 11 fourth-quarter points from the free-throw line and held off a Lawrence High rally for a 41-33 high school girls basketball victory Thursday night.
Veritas wins at state
February 25, 2005
Paul Kempf scored 16 points, and Mark Randtke added 12 in Veritas Christian’s 45-42 first-round Class 2A KCAA state tournament victory over Topeka Cair Paravel on Thursday night at Flint Hills Christian School.
Seabury girls stumble
February 25, 2005
Seabury Academy’s girls basketball season came to an abrupt halt against Class 1A juggernaut Centralia in a 96-27 loss Thursday night in 1A regional second-round play.
Kaws clipped by Immac
February 25, 2005
Willie Treaster scored 14 points, and Ryan Guffey had 11 in Perry-Lecompton’s 53-46 high school boys basketball loss to Leavenworth Immaculata on Thursday night.
Perry girls tumble to Immaculata
February 25, 2005
Leavenworth Immaculata held Perry-Lecompton to 11 points in the second half and claimed a 32-24 high school girls basketball victory Thursday night.
SFT’s Duncan to sign
February 25, 2005
Santa Fe Trail senior Alicia Duncan will sign a letter of intent today to play softball at Allen County Community College in Iola.
Senate advances ‘Lew Perkins Provision’ to open records law
February 25, 2005
Senators have unanimously approved a proposed change in the Kansas Open Records Act to require full disclosure of public officials’ compensation packages.
Highlights from the Kansas Legislature
February 25, 2005
Knicks turn back Philadelphia
Thomas on target in New York’s 113-101 victory
February 25, 2005
Kurt Thomas was so happy to be staying with the New York Knicks, he almost couldn’t miss. Thomas celebrated the passing of another uneventful trading deadline — at least for him — by scoring 21 points on 10-for-11 shooting to lead the New York Knicks past the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-101, Thursday night.
Deals mishmash league rosters
Webber to Philly biggest trade of busy deadline day
February 25, 2005
The weakest division in the NBA suddenly looks a little stronger, with Antoine Walker back on the Celtics and Chris Webber in Philadelphia. The NBA trade deadline came and went Thursday with a total of 11 deals involving 35 players being agreed to in the final 24 hours before the cutoff.
People
February 25, 2005
¢ J-Lo confirms not-so-secret secret: She’s married again ¢ Swann considers run for Pennsylvania governor ¢ Divorce papers: Lohan’s dad threatened to kill family ¢ Prince, P. Diddy proffer Oscar ¢ Korn guitarist opts out ¢ Powell, Bono on Nobel list ¢ Birthdays
B.C.’s Skinner top college coach
Despite loss to Villanova, Eagles appear headed for top seed in NCAA Tournament
February 25, 2005
With conference tournaments on the next page of our day-planner and the announcement of the 65-team NCAA field only 16 days away, we felt it appropriate to hand out some almost-end-of-the-year hardware. So without further delay… .
Palestinian lawmakers approve reformist Cabinet
February 25, 2005
Nearly half of the 24 ministers joining a new Palestinian Cabinet on Thursday hold doctorates — many earned at top universities in the United States or elsewhere in the West.
Calendar
February 25, 2005
This Weekend’s Highlights
February 25, 2005
Field hoping to earn return trip to Kansas City bullpen
February 25, 2005
Nate Field hurt when he laughed or coughed last August. The Kansas City Royals’ right-hander tore his left oblique in an outing at the Chicago White Sox and did not play for the rest of the season.
J-W candidate questionnaire — David Schauner
February 25, 2005
These are the responses from David Schauner, incumbent city commission candidate, to the Journal-World’s candidate survey.
J-W candidate questionnaire — Mike Amyx
February 25, 2005
These are the responses from Mike Amyx, city commission candidate, to the Journal-World’s candidate survey.
J-W candidate questionnaire — Tom Bracciano
February 25, 2005
These are the responses from Tom Bracciano, city commission candidate, to the Journal-World’s candidate survey.
Kansas high school basketball scores from Feb. 24
February 25, 2005