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Jayhawks rout ISU
May 8, 2005
Kansas University’s offense exploded for a season-high 16 hits in a 9-4 softball victory Saturday over Iowa State at SW Athletic Complex.
Swimmer slowly earning deserved accolades
May 8, 2005
With the prominent and widening evidence of who’s doing what and with which and to whom regarding substance abuse in athletics, people like Shirley Babashoff are feeling more vindicated each day.
Commentary: Brown wasn’t ready for role in NBA
Blame former Wizards boss Jordan for selecting immature basketball player out of high school
May 8, 2005
The general consensus is Kwame Brown is another spoiled malcontent and Exhibit A for why the NBA desperately needs an age minimum.
Brutal’ wind mars Day Two
Tough finishing holes keep scoring high
May 8, 2005
When the LPGA Futures Tour scouted Eagle Bend Golf Course in preparation for the inaugural Lawrence Futures Classic, the tour’s leaders apparently wanted a tough layout.
Bush nominates TSA chief
May 8, 2005
President Bush on Friday nominated Edmund “Kip” Hawley to be the fourth head of the Transportation Security Administration in as many years.
People
May 8, 2005
¢ Chastity pledge ¢ International appeal ¢ Courtroom vibes ¢ Rock on a roll ¢ From undead to eternal word ¢ Mr. Clooney’s neighborhood ¢ Mission: Truly impossible
Germans begin to regain patriotism
Hitler’s extreme nationalism still makes some practices, sayings taboo
May 8, 2005
Germans who visit the United States are often surprised by the unabashed way Americans display the flag on their front porches.
Suicide bombers strike central Baghdad
May 8, 2005
Two suicide car bombers plowed into a foreign security company convoy in the heart of Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 22 people — including two Americans — in an attack that left a busy traffic circle strewn with burning vehicles, mutilated bodies and bloodied school children.
Reds deck Dodgers, halt eight-game slide
Cincy’s Jimenez comes up big off bench
May 8, 2005
Just when D’Angelo Jimenez’s job seemed to be in jeopardy, he hit his way back into the picture.
KU leads Texas, 2-1, when rain stops play
May 8, 2005
Kansas University junior first baseman Jared Schweitzer didn’t just break Ryan Baty’s school-record 21-game hit streak Saturday night at Hoglund Ballpark — he brought a packed KU house back to life when he blasted a solo home run to left field in the fourth inning.
Recruit enjoys attention
KU pursuing Aldrich, who feels like ‘star’ at Jayhawk Invite
May 8, 2005
Cole Aldrich, a 16-year-old high school sophomore from Bloomington, Minn., couldn’t help but feel like a member of Kansas University’s basketball team Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse and Horejsi Center.
Pay extra mortgage without a fee
May 8, 2005
What is your view about making a standard monthly mortgage payment vs. a pay-every-two-weeks program with a $350 enrollment fee?
Horoscopes
May 8, 2005
Family still coping with son’s beheading
May 8, 2005
Relatives of Nicholas Berg, the young American entrepreneur beheaded in Iraq, have taken different paths as they’ve searched for solace in the year since his death.
Briefly
May 8, 2005
¢ State: Children shouldn’t sleep in waiting room ¢ Car wash employees clean Virgin Mary image ¢ Highway shooting jury still without verdict ¢ Report: Fatal grounding could have been avoided
Chen, Baltimore hold off K.C. again
Lima still struggling; Sweeney homers as Royals drop fifth straight, 14 of 16
May 8, 2005
A team tailored to win with offense has put together an impressive run on the strength of its pitching.
Firebirds fourth; Lions fifth
City teams fade; Free State’s Robinson wins pair
May 8, 2005
The Sunflower League girls swimming and diving meet was a fight for second place — Shawnee Mission East made sure of that.
Day 3 of evolution trial sees lawyers wrangle
May 8, 2005
Echoing the famed “Monkey Trial” of 80 years ago, three days of public hearings about evolution culminated Saturday in sparring between opposing attorneys.
Bush: U.S. bears some blame for Europe’s division
On trip to celebrate Nazis’ defeat, president expresses regret over Yalta
May 8, 2005
Second-guessing Franklin D. Roosevelt, President Bush said Saturday the United States played a role in Europe’s painful division after World War II — a decision that helped cause “one of the greatest wrongs of history” when the Soviet Union imposed its harsh rule across Central and Eastern Europe.
Myanmar bombings kill 11, wound 160
May 8, 2005
Three explosions rocked Myanmar’s capital on Saturday, killing 11 people and wounding 162 others in the latest bombings blamed on ethnic rebels in the military-ruled country.
Electric car fails to start, ending speed record attempt
May 8, 2005
A British team trying to set a speed record for an electric car gave up Saturday because the vehicle wouldn’t start for a third morning in a row.
Elvis comes to life in CBS movie
May 8, 2005
When Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers was asked to play American icon Elvis Presley, his first instinct was to reject the role.
Positive power of fairy tales is real
May 8, 2005
No child ever gets tired of fairy tales, whether told and illustrated in traditional fashion or with a slightly skewed twist. A traditional English tale, “The Loathsome Dragon,” is presented dramatically by illustrator David Weisner and his writer wife Kim Kahng.
Ethanol blends compete in price
May 8, 2005
Jack Smith pulls his red, Dodge Ram 1500 V-8 pickup alongside the pump and ponders what has become a twice-a-week decision: regular unleaded or mid-grade?
Wife uses stolen corpse to fake husband’s death
May 8, 2005
Molly Daniels spent weeks surfing the Internet, gathering information for a bizarre and grisly plot of deception.
Between home life and work, mother finds priceless rewards
May 8, 2005
Several times I’ve been told I seem to have the best of both worlds: career and family. Three weekday afternoons I head to work for a 10-hour shift, and the other two weekdays I spend at home with the kids. It’s proven to be a fairly doable balancing act, and I feel lucky that I have the option.
Mom’s magic handbag
She always has just what we need, and it always seems to be tucked inside her purse
May 8, 2005
I carry a small purse. Even so, when I reach inside to retrieve a tube of lipstick — past a bulky wallet, eye glasses cleaner, work ID badge and half a dozen pens — I’m often reminded of the scene in “Mary Poppins” when Julie Andrews reaches into her black leather carryall and pulls out a lamp. And a mirror. And a hat stand.
Senate should give debate limit a test run
May 8, 2005
The Senate returns to work this week facing a calamity that is not yet an inevitability. The partisan dispute over the confirmation of several of President Bush’s judicial appointments could be headed for the “nuclear option,” which would likely cripple its capacity to legislate seriously on any of the pressing issues on the national agenda.
Rightful owners
Exhibits that went missing from the Kansas Cosmosphere should prompt many museums to review their acquisition policies.
May 8, 2005
Whatever else happens in the current criminal case against the former director of the Kansas Cosmosphere, the dispute over artifacts that came up missing from the Hutchinson museum should make similar institutions around the country carefully review their collection policies.
Casino targets weekday gamblers
Critics blast Harrah’s plan as ‘predatory’
May 8, 2005
Bet more, get more. Free meals. Free rooms. Free cash.
KU baseball players take caps off to ‘Mom’
May 8, 2005
Cheryl Wonnell is hoping for a big Mother’s Day gift today: a victory over powerhouse Texas. Her “kids,” as she calls them, are the nearly 40 players on the Kansas University baseball team. For 14 years, she’s served as the unofficial team mom, offering cheers, advice, hugs and a Sunday morning chapel service for players.
Briefcase
May 8, 2005
¢ K-10 Assn. seeks award nominations ¢ Staffing company offers tips for hiring ¢ Name that company
Best Sellers
May 8, 2005
Costs prompt alternatives: Farmers seek biodiesel plant
May 8, 2005
A growing market for alternative fuels is convincing a handful of Douglas County farmers to dream about building a new place to unload their soybeans.
On the record
May 8, 2005
Arts Notes
May 8, 2005
¢ Music education major wins scholarship ¢ Broadway musical to be performed at Lied ¢ Poet laureate to speak at Rockhurst
Exhibit displays Chanel creations
May 8, 2005
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel gave the fashion world some of its most stylish and instantly recognizable looks. There’s the “little black dress,” the skirt suit with braided trim and gold buttons, the quilted handbag that hangs from a chain.
Travel consultants say best fares for airlines can be found online
Experts say searching different Web sites can save hundred of dollars
May 8, 2005
Planning a trip where you need airline tickets? They’ll be cheapest online.
Unstable stalemate raises N. Korea tension
May 8, 2005
Tension is rising in the diplomatic stalemate over North Korea’s nuclear program.
Torture responsibility all trickling down
May 8, 2005
Webster’s dictionary defines the word accountable as being “responsible” for one’s acts. It is striking how absent that word is from political discourse in Washington.
Mourners gather for ‘Precious Doe’
300 attend memorial service for slain child
May 8, 2005
Mourners gathered Saturday for a memorial service to remember the little girl known for four years only as “Precious Doe” — but who was recently identified as a 3-year-old whose life appears to have been nearly as torturous as her death.
More cities pass on savings
Attractions collaborate to offer new discount cards
May 8, 2005
Attractions in an increasing number of cities are collaborating more often than competing by offering a single discount pass or card good for a variety of local museums, historic sites and other tourist destinations.
Faces and places
May 8, 2005
Poet’s Showcase
May 8, 2005
Pet post
May 8, 2005
Golf briefs
May 8, 2005
Clarissa Childs is one of the rare Futures golfers who has the luxury of having a sponsor. But she won’t be wearing a Nike swoosh or Adidas stripes on her clothing or gear.
Futures fans from near, far impressed by pros
May 8, 2005
Local golf fans took advantage of warm weather and clear skies to watch professional golfers show them how it’s done at the Lawrence Futures Classic … until the rain came.
Yanks’ Mussina tosses four-hit shutout
May 8, 2005
For Mike Mussina, it was important to finish what he started.
Horse good after all
May 8, 2005
Jockey Mike Smith and trainer John Shirreffs kept saying Giacomo was a good horse. No one would listen.
Mavericks run away with Game 7 victory
May 8, 2005
When they needed it most, the Dallas Mavericks put together a record-setting romp in their first really good game of the playoffs.
Miller, Pacers get their wish
Rout of Celtics sets up Pistons series
May 8, 2005
Jermaine O’Neal broke into a smile when asked about returning to the scene of the ugly brawl that nearly ruined the Indiana Pacers’ season.
Garcia surges to six-stroke lead
Singh, Furyk, Trahan way back at Wachovia Championship
May 8, 2005
Tied for the lead and facing a 20-minute wait on the eighth tee, Sergio Garcia was resting in the grass when he caught a frog. Someone told him to eat it, and he playfully held it by his mouth.
Woodling: Friends easy to find
May 8, 2005
Fine female golf may be the lure of the Lawrence Futures Classic this weekend, yet you never know when you’ll spot a familiar face or hear a familiar name.
50-1 long shot prevails
Giacomo makes late surge to win by half-length
May 8, 2005
This was payback. Long shot Giacomo did what his sire, Holy Bull, failed to do when he won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday in the second biggest upset in the 131-year history of America’s most famous race.
Hispanics divided on trade deal benefits
May 8, 2005
Hispanic lawmakers and interest groups are of one mind in desiring prosperity and democracy in Central America, but they are divided over a free trade agreement facing a tough test in Congress.
Relative says girl was beaten days before her death
May 8, 2005
A 3-year-old girl found beheaded four years ago had been brought to Missouri by a mother she barely knew and endured beatings by her stepfather in the days before her death, according to a woman who lived with the child.
Lawrence commuter report
May 8, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Study finds most college students have interest in religion, don’t pursue it
May 8, 2005
Karen Spurney acknowledges she hasn’t made much time for her spiritual life while attending the University of California, Los Angeles.
Chief rabbi’s family implicated in assault
May 8, 2005
The story reads like pulp fiction: The wayward son of a powerful rabbinic family kidnaps and violently abuses his teenage sister’s would-be suitor to prevent an affair that violates the family’s strict religious codes.
Supporters celebrate exiled leader’s return
May 8, 2005
Defeated in a battle against Syrian control of his country 15 years ago and sent into exile, Gen. Michel Aoun returned Saturday to a welcome from thousands of supporters in a homeland recently freed of Syrian troops.
Lewis and Clark statue to hail returning heroes
May 8, 2005
Lewis and Clark ended their historic journey in 1806 at the St. Louis riverfront. So why, wondered Lucie Huger, is there nothing to mark that particular moment? The author and historian from Kirkwood has been at the forefront of an effort to commemorate the event with a statue.
Guilty verdict issued in triple homicide
May 8, 2005
A jury needed little more than an hour to convict a Mexican man of killing his wife, her father and the slain woman’s boyfriend.
Much-needed medical supplies arrive to restock Shiite holy city’s hospitals
May 8, 2005
Sheep scampered off the runway and nomads emerged from their tents to watch the first plane in 15 years touch down Saturday on a desert landing strip in Iraq’s holiest city.
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May 8, 2005
¢ Last week’s answer ¢ A turnaround story ¢ Annuities: Think twice ¢ Johnson & Johnson is A-OK ¢ Market cap
Not sure what you can take on the plane? Here’s some help
May 8, 2005
Knitting needles are fine, but ice picks are banned. Corkscrews are allowed, but pointed metal scissors are deemed dangerous. Matches are OK. But as of last month, it’s lights out for lighters.
Best Bets
May 8, 2005
Potential nominees for Tony Awards plentiful
May 8, 2005
From A (Alan Alda) to Z (Zeljko Ivanek) and all the letters of the alphabet in-between, the possible nominees for Tony Awards are abundant this year, particularly in the male-actor, revival and musical categories.
Boxing inspires singer Aimee Mann
May 8, 2005
Here’s an image hard to get out of your head: wiry singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, chronicler of the emotionally fragile, whaling the tar out of somebody in a boxing ring.
Mother’s love lasts forever
May 8, 2005
On this, my first Mother’s Day without a mother, I am discovering that Mom continues to teach me life’s lessons as I prepare to sell her house. It is only a house now, no longer a home, and while it looks like the same darling dollhouse on the outside, inside it is missing its heart and soul.
Teen’s suspension shortened after calls flood school
May 8, 2005
Following hundreds of angry phone calls and e-mails, school officials in this Army base city have reduced a suspension imposed on a student who wouldn’t give up his cell phone while talking to his mom, a sergeant on duty in Iraq.
Outdoors briefs
May 8, 2005
¢ Topekan Lauber joins W & P Commission ¢ Saturday programs planned at Clinton
Area fishing report
May 8, 2005
Kansas to receive $8 million plus as excise tax share
May 8, 2005
Kansas Wildlife and Parks will receive a hefty share of the more than $530 million in federal excise taxes paid by America’s recreational shooters, hunters, anglers and boaters.
Horny Toad lure tears up easily
May 8, 2005
Eddie Chambers chuckles every time he hears another story about a fisherman getting hooked on the Zoom Horny Toad.
Noodling’ debut slow to catch on with Missourians
May 8, 2005
Hand-fishing or “noodling” will make its debut in Missouri on June 1.
Goldie Hawn shares her spiritual journey in book
May 8, 2005
From the start, Goldie Hawn knew what kind of book she DIDN’T want to write. No salacious details, no tell-all, behind-the-scenes gossipfest about everyone she’s met in the entertainment industry during the last 30 years or so.
Central concept
May 8, 2005
Earthly insights
May 8, 2005
Clear choice
May 8, 2005
Scare tactics
May 8, 2005
Calendar
May 8, 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.
Woodworker carves a niche for himself
Jury selects retired physician’s ‘unique,’ colorful vases for recognition
May 8, 2005
After working with wood for 25 years, retired Cape Girardeau physician Dr. Joe Tygett has become somewhat of a connoisseur. Like someone who knows and loves fine imported beer or wine, he speaks a language that most would find alien.
What are you reading?
May 8, 2005
Briefly - World
May 8, 2005
¢ City officials charged in deadly nightclub fire ¢ Benedict XVI completes formal papal takeover ¢ Envoy: Military ties depend on help in probe ¢ Nobel laureate resigns after losing election
Players must earn playing time at practice
May 8, 2005
This is the second in a series of columns where Journal-World assistant sports editor Gary Bedore answers questions about Kansas University men’s basketball.
Wary of lawsuits, airports avoid hiring private screeners
May 8, 2005
Despite all the grumbling about those federal security screeners, airports are not rushing to replace them with private workers.
Report: Bonds investigated by baseball
May 8, 2005
Major league baseball is looking into Barry Bonds’ relationships and activities, according to a report in the New York Daily News.
Briefly
May 8, 2005
¢ Plane carrying 15 people crashes; all aboard killed ¢ Nations urge N. Korea to return to talks
Barbecue lovers get their fill at state championship cook-off
May 8, 2005
John Mercer took his family to Broken Arrow Park Saturday afternoon to enjoy the smoky smells and tastes of a variety of good barbecue.
Bluegrass takes root at Potter Lake
May 8, 2005
There was no big-name headliner, no huge stage, no hill packed with Kansas University students blowing off finals-week steam.
Paying respect to Mom could be a lot more expensive than you think
Mothers’ ‘salaries’ would top $130,000
May 8, 2005
Linda Kiernan is a nurse, baby sitter, chef, chauffeur, housekeeper, therapist and CEO all in one. She’s a stay-at-home mom, and if she drew a salary for her around-the-clock job, she would collect $131,500 a year, according to Salary.com.
Nursery school raises thousands
May 8, 2005
The Red School Rockin’ Block Party fund-raiser for the Lawrence Community Nursery School on Saturday brought in nearly $3,000, which will be used to help fund improvements to the school.