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Motorcyclist dies after crash
May 9, 2005
(Web Posted Monday at 8:35 p.m.) A motorcyclist was killed after what appears to have been an accident near U.S. Highway 24-40 and Kansas Highway 32 about a half mile from the Leavenworth County line.
Police seek suspect in campus attack
May 9, 2005
(Web Posted Monday at 3:02 p.m.) Kansas University police are looking for a man suspected of grabbing a woman and pushing her to the ground early Saturday in a parking lot of an all-female residence hall.
Work week off to mild, sunny start
May 9, 2005
(Web Posted Monday at 7:35 a.m.) A mild morning should lead to plenty of sunshine this afternoon, starting a pattern that should hold up to almost the end of week.
World Online: Panorama — Eldridge Hotel: Big 6 Room
May 9, 2005
KU must avoid 0-3 run in Maui
May 9, 2005
Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of columns in which Journal-World assistant sports editor Gary Bedore answers questions about Kansas University men’s basketball.
Fear factor in finale
Veteran golfer overtakes field for Futures crown
May 9, 2005
After “fear” finally set in, Lori Atsedes finally could accept congratulations. The 41-year-old Futures Tour veteran’s first victory since 1998 was solidified after 19-year-old Kyeong “KB” Bae missed a four-foot par putt on the 18th hole that would have forced a playoff Sunday at Eagle Bend Golf Course.
Kansas sweeps Iowa St.
Jayhawks earn bye in Big 12 tournament
May 9, 2005
Kansas University’s softball team capped its regular season by completing a sweep of Iowa State, winning Sunday’s game, 4-2, at the Southwest Athletic Complex.
Mississippi prep player leads team to U-17 title
May 9, 2005
He didn’t have the hoopla, but plenty of hoop. Thomas Manzano was not a hot-list name at the Sport2Sport/Jayhawk Invitational like Kansas University prospect Cole Aldrich or rising star Davon Jefferson, but Manzano showed his game when the tournament’s championship was on the line as his Jackson (Miss.) Panthers defeated the Houston Roundballers, 61-44, Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse for the 17-and-under title.
Singh survives Wachovia playoff
Garcia squanders six-stroke lead at North Carolina tourney
May 9, 2005
Vijay Singh took advantage of a record-tying collapse by Sergio Garcia and an untimely mistake by Jim Furyk, rallying from six shots behind with a 6-under 66 and winning the Wachovia Championship on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday.
Wet, windy weather hurts turnout
May 9, 2005
Unpredictable spring weather claimed another outdoor-sports casualty this weekend.
States take aim at remote-control hunting
May 9, 2005
On a tranquil Central Texas landscape, three fallow deer wandered through live oak and cedar as a rifle barrel poked out of a small shack nearby. With a metallic click, the Remington, clutched in a motorized steel cradle without a hunter at the trigger, swiveled to track them.
City to study new area plan for neighborhoods
Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:30 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
May 9, 2005
City commissioners will consider approving a new area plan for the Hillcrest, Old West Lawrence and Pinckney neighborhoods. The boundaries of the plan are Fifth Street to the north, Seventh Street to the south, California Street to the west and Alabama Street to the east.
Operation Wildlife seeking volunteers
May 9, 2005
Operation Wildlife provides rehabilitation services to injured or orphaned wild animals, as well as wildlife education programs, and is seeking new wildlife caretaker volunteers for their main facility in Linwood, north of Eudora.
U.S. death toll nears 1,600
Four Sunnis approved for Cabinet as violence escalates
May 9, 2005
An explosion of insurgent violence killed seven U.S. servicemembers in Iraq over the weekend even as the Shiite-dominated parliament approved four more Sunni Arabs to serve as government ministers.
Bush and Putin meet amid differences over democracy
May 9, 2005
Changing the tone from tough talk to friendship, President Bush and Vladimir Putin went out of their way to take a unified stand on Middle East peace and terrorism Sunday after sharp words in recent days about democratic backsliding and postwar Soviet domination.
On the record
May 9, 2005
Video: Essex Sims talks about life, remorse at the Lansing Correctional Facility
May 9, 2005
Essex Sims, who is serving a life sentence for a gang-related murder in Wichita, uses rap music to express his remorse for his past wrong doings.
Avalanche survivor recounts Everest ordeal
May 9, 2005
Pierre Bourdeau was tucked into his sleeping bag on Mount Everest when the avalanche struck. It plowed through his tent with chunks of ice, threw him 100 yards down the slope and buried him beneath a mound of snow.
Moscow center of VE Day celebrations
Leaders from around world gather for commemoration today
May 9, 2005
Russian soldiers goose-stepped, veterans waltzed and crowds of parade-watchers shouted out thanks Sunday for Nazi Germany’s defeat 60 years ago, as Russia launched a lavish, tightly controlled two-day celebration marking the anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe on May 8, 1945.
Sports car fan finds drive to fix Soviet-era cycles
Trip to Kazakhstan inspires bike project
May 9, 2005
The Kazakhs thought he was crazy, but that didn’t bother Bill Morris. While living in the city of Almaty in the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan, Morris liked to ride a 30-year-old Russian motorcycle, much to the dismay of the local populace.
Schools seeking swift resolution on state funding
District budget plans in limbo until court makes ruling
May 9, 2005
Memo from schools to Kansas Supreme Court: Please hurry. “When you stand out here with your pants down, you get cold,” Lawrence school Supt. Randy Weseman said.
Evolution proponents draw fire for boycotting hearings
Science curriculum debate to continue Thursday
May 9, 2005
While state Board of Education members spent three days soaking up from critics of evolution about how the theory should be taught in public schools, many scientists refused to participate in the board’s public hearings.
Pastor backs off political ousters
Minister says members who didn’t back Bush still part of church
May 9, 2005
Calling it a “great misunderstanding,” the pastor of a small church who led the charge to remove nine members for their political beliefs tried to welcome them back Sunday, but some insisted he must leave for the wounds to heal.
Death penalty opponents march in protest against Connecticut execution
May 9, 2005
Death penalty opponents set off Sunday on a five-day walk to protest the state’s plans to execute a serial killer who admitted killing and raping eight young women in Connecticut and New York in the early 1980s.
Night of Elegance
May 9, 2005
Lawrence High School students marked the end of yet another school year with their annual prom on April 30 at the Kansas Union Ballroom. The theme, “A Night of Elegance,” played out in wispy up-dos, sequined dresses, shiny shoes and dapper suits. But there was goofiness, too. Chelsea Shrimplin cut loose in a top hat, black tank top and fluffy white ballerina tutu. Promgoers kept photographers busy throughout the evening, posing for snapshots to capture all the memorable moments.
Briefcase
May 9, 2005
¢ The week ahead ¢ For sale: Samurai-style home with ‘good karma’ ¢ This interview is over
Vonnegut view
May 9, 2005
Art-full Cordley
May 9, 2005
To the point
We could all stand more directness and candor in discussing important issues.
May 9, 2005
When various issues are being discussed, flowery rhetoric and heavy verbosity sometimes prevent cutting to the chase and making the right points. That was no problem for Paul Silver, owner of a club and restaurant in Austin, Texas.
Celebrations around world mark Allied defeat of Nazis
May 9, 2005
Lyrics cover range of regrets
I Wish I Never Hurt You”
May 9, 2005
Seattle halts 7-game skid
Red Sox, Mariners split doubleheader at Fenway
May 9, 2005
Cla Meredith cruised through the Red Sox minor-league system in less than a year, stopping at Triple-A for just three days before being promoted to Boston.
Big Mac’ tax may fatten coffers
Detroit considers additional levy on fast-food purchases
May 9, 2005
Would you like fries with that? Either way, the Detroit city treasury would like a bite.
Identity crisis
May 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama — Eldridge Hotel: Bedroom
May 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama — Eldridge Hotel: Restaurant
May 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama — Eldridge Hotel: Living Room
May 9, 2005
World Online: Panorama — Eldridge Hotel: Lobby
May 9, 2005
Social Security heads toward welfare
May 9, 2005
Pat Moynihan was puzzled. He was speaking in March 1994, on an almost deserted Senate floor, about Social Security but some unlikely people were listening.
Credibility a key to U.S. success in Mideast
May 9, 2005
American forces in Iraq run a race to transform the Middle East before the Middle East transforms them. The moral character of the American fighting force and by extension the American nation will be shaped in some measure by the struggle there.
Social Security plan has flaws
May 9, 2005
In holding a prime-time news conference for the first time in his second term, President Bush had one goal: to counter the growing impression that his Social Security proposals are dead by stressing his efforts to ease the system’s long-term financial problems.
Futures briefs
May 9, 2005
¢ Friendly confines ¢ Wild is the wind ¢ Green thumb ¢ Moving on up
Tafanelli speaks of unit’s loss, mission under his command
May 9, 2005
Nothing in 25 years of military experience prepared Lt. Col. Lee Tafanelli for what happened May 1 as his soldiers patrolled Baghdad, Iraq.
Military confronts air crashes blamed on reckless pilots
May 9, 2005
Skimming low over hills in eastern Afghanistan, the 11 Marines packed into an Army Black Hawk helicopter asked for an exciting flight on an otherwise dull mission, demonstrating for visiting dignitaries how troops are sped into battle.
U.S. toughens stance on Chinese currency
May 9, 2005
Two years of quiet diplomacy by the Bush administration did not persuade China to change its currency system. So the United States now is turning up the volume, even enlisting the help of financial heavyweights such as Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.
SUV values, sales tanking
May 9, 2005
Full-size sport utility vehicles, the one-time high-and-mighty kings of the road, are in a skid.
LMH: Demand insufficient to staff inpatient mental health unit
May 9, 2005
Dr. Pir Shah makes the nearly 90-minute drive from Osawatomie State Hospital to Lawrence Memorial Hospital about five times per week.
Something to balk about: Royals win
May 9, 2005
Not much has gone right for the Kansas City Royals this season, and after they blew a seven-run lead against the Baltimore Orioles, it appeared as if Sunday would be no different.
Chained melody
Inmate’s introspective song serves as apology, anthem
May 9, 2005
Essex Sims may have fired the shot that killed a rival gang member. Then again, he may not have. A lot of people were shooting that night.
Briefly
May 9, 2005
¢ Highway shootings case declared a mistrial ¢ Trial set Tuesday in Clinton funding probe ¢ Research monkey captured after escape ¢ Missed P.E. class costs student a diploma
Briefly
May 9, 2005
¢ Tribal leaders back partnership with U.S. ¢ S. Americans, Arabs prepare for summit ¢ Flight recorder, bodies recovered at crash site
Horoscopes
May 9, 2005
KU wins series with Texas despite 16-5 setback
Jayhawks complete postponed victory, 2-1, but lose nightcap on ESPN2
May 9, 2005
Kansas University baseball fans probably didn’t watch ESPN2 for very long Sunday evening.
People
May 9, 2005
¢ Jackson’s defense team to portray him as victim ¢ Clearing up misconceptions ¢ Pre-release concert ¢ Mom’s the word ¢ Mum’s the word
Extreme Makeover’ makes wedding dreams come true
May 9, 2005
Weddings are often associated with June. But TV sweeps come in May, so tonight seems to be bride night. And remember, this show was on the schedule even before last week’s “runaway bride” news story.
World Online: Panorama — Eldridge Hotel: Crystal Room
May 9, 2005
Rogue aviators found in all service branches
May 9, 2005
The military is confronting a series of exasperating crashes blamed on pilot recklessness, including the fatal accident in which a seasoned Army pilot confessed last week that he was trying to show off performing a dangerous maneuver at low altitude.
Miami pounds Wizards in opener
San Antonio rolls over Seattle, depleted by injuries to Allen, Radmonovic
May 9, 2005
They gave away a 17-point lead, turned the ball over 15 times, missed 11 free throws and received nothing resembling dominance from either Shaquille O’Neal or Dwyane Wade.
Huge first inning sparks Cardinals
St. Louis scores 11 in opening frame in 15-5 victory over San Diego
May 9, 2005
After losing three straight for the first time all season, the St. Louis Cardinals left nothing to chance.
KU’s ROTCs buck national trend
Increasing numbers of Jayhawks enroll as recruitment slumps elsewhere
May 9, 2005
In a couple of weeks, Eric Buschelman will graduate from Kansas University with a degree in electrical engineering. A couple of months after that, the ROTC cadet will report to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio to begin his career as a second lieutenant, fixing and maintaining electrical systems on airplanes.
Analysis: Republicans begin early jockeying for governor’s seat
May 9, 2005
Republicans disaffected with the power wielded within their party by abortion opponents and religious conservatives often complain that they no longer belong to the party of Abraham Lincoln.
Archdiocese bankruptcy pits parishes against victims of sex abuse
Competing claims filed for church assets
May 9, 2005
Roman Catholic parishes and schools are competing with alleged victims of clerical sex abuse to claim assets held by the Archdiocese of Portland, the first in the country to file for bankruptcy because of abuse settlements.