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Lawrence company to buy Topeka station
May 10, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 5:21 p.m.) Free State Communications LLC, a newly created Lawrence company, has reached agreement to acquire KTKA-TV, Topeka’s Channel 49.
Several blocks of Kentucky Street closed until midnight
May 10, 2005
Emergency repairs to a sewer line have closed Kentucky Street from Ninth Street to Sixth Street today.
Firebirds take league title
May 10, 2005
Free State High’s baseball team clinched its third consecutive Sunflower League championship with a 13-3 six-inning run-rule victory over Shawnee Mission East on Tuesday at FSHS.
KU receives accreditation renewal
May 10, 2005
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:06 a.m.) A committee that toured Kansas University earlier this year has recommended full accreditation for the university.
Expect lots of sunshine and high temperatures today
May 10, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 8:56 a.m.) Mild temperatures this morning will lead to warm temperatures in the afternoon.
On the record
May 10, 2005
Group: Political church should lose tax status
May 10, 2005
The Internal Revenue Service should reconsider the tax-exempt status of a Baptist church where nine members say they were expelled in a political dispute with their pastor, an advocacy group said Monday.
Deane to visit KU
May 10, 2005
Daniel Deane, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound high school junior power forward from Park City, Utah, will make an official basketball recruiting visit this weekend to Kansas University. Deane, who last weekend visited Stanford, plans to visit Gonzaga a week or two after the KU visit. Deane, currently ranked 117th in the Class of 2006, also is considering Utah, Oregon, UCLA and Illinois.
Georgetown lands Rivers
May 10, 2005
Jeremiah Rivers, a 6-foot-4 high school junior guard from Winter Park, Fla., orally has committed to Georgetown University. Rivers’ dad, Doc, is head coach of the Boston Celtics. Schools on his list of prospective colleges were Kansas University, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Florida, Florida State, UCLA and Marquette.
Tecumseh honored
May 10, 2005
Amber Tecumseh of Haskell Indian Nations University has earned a first-team berth on the All-Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference softball team as chosen by league coaches. Tecumseh is a freshman outfielder from Mayetta. Haskell pitcher Katie Renwick and infielder Tara Bender earned second-team honors. HINU’s Tiffany McIntosh, Tara Lena, Karie Johnston and LaToya Whiteis were accorded honorable mention.
League tennis on tap
May 10, 2005
Recently, Lawrence High tennis coach Dick Wedel has made sure the only grade-point average seniors Tommy Johnson and Rahul Gogineni kept track of was in the classroom.
FSHS hopes to rebound against LHS
Lions swept last year’s city showdown doubleheader
May 10, 2005
Ashley Wagner will go down in history as one of the best pitchers ever to wear a Free State High softball uniform.
Accident renews seat belt debate
Lawrence school district officials say restraints not needed on school buses
May 10, 2005
The yearslong national debate about whether seat belts should be installed in school buses was revived Monday after a fatal accident involving a school bus in Liberty, Mo.
Hearings may affect bioscience industry
State’s $500M effort threatened, some say
May 10, 2005
In Leonard Krishtalka’s eyes, more is at stake in the evolution debate than what will be taught in Kansas science classes.
A&M, Texas under fire for purchases
Impermissible dietary supplements reportedly bought for student-athletes by two Big 12 schools
May 10, 2005
University of Texas officials said Monday that Longhorn student athletes were not put at risk by taking nutritional supplements provided by the school and that it did not disregard orders from the NCAA.
D’Antoni to be named NBA’s top coach
Suns coach will be honored today following 62-win season
May 10, 2005
After unleashing the Phoenix Suns to a frenetic pace and guiding them to a league-best 62 wins, Mike D’Antoni is the NBA’s coach of the year, a league source said on Monday.
Prison expansions planned as number of detainees surges
May 10, 2005
The number of prisoners held in U.S. military detention centers in Iraq has risen without interruption since autumn, filling the centers to capacity and prompting commanders to embark on an unanticipated prison expansion plan.
Gay men’s brains differ in stimulant response
May 10, 2005
There are odors that drive a person’s sexual response, and scientists have found that homosexual men differ from heterosexual men in the way they respond to such smells. Their brain activity more closely resembles the responses observed in women, new research has shown.
Best friends killed together
May 10, 2005
Two second-grade girls who disappeared while riding bikes together were found dead Monday, both stabbed multiple times and left to die off a bicycle path in a park, authorities said.
Debate rising on gang counterattack
May 10, 2005
The rapid spread of vicious street gangs such as MS-13 is causing alarm in cities and suburbs nationwide, igniting bitter debate about how best to combat the threat and inspiring a comprehensive anti-gang bill in Congress.
Child’s slaying suspects returning to K.C.
May 10, 2005
The mother and stepfather of “Precious Doe,” a girl found beheaded four years ago, will be returned to Missouri today to face murder charges in the child’s death, authorities said Monday.
Overbrook clinic to reopen in June
Nurse practitioner will offer basic medical care at site closed in ‘03
May 10, 2005
It’s been a two-year wait, but Overbrook finally is getting a new medical clinic.
Lens’ shines on dictator’s wife
May 10, 2005
“Independent Lens” (10 p.m., PBS) presents “Imelda,” a jaw-dropping profile of the wife of Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Director Ramona Diaz set out to rescue Marcos from her status as a shoe-obsessed punch line. She spent years interviewing Marcos, her aides and her friends, as well as Filipino dissidents and victims of her husband’s prisons.
Teen poetry
May 10, 2005
In the halls
May 10, 2005
How do you calm down when you get angry?
Guilford backs Aquavan despite quarterly loss
May 10, 2005
Guilford Pharmaceuticals Inc. reported Monday that its first-quarter losses widened compared with a year ago, but that the company’s future looks bright with anticipated production of a sedative created at Kansas University.
Wheat weathers freezes
Diseases, drought starting to take toll
May 10, 2005
The Kansas winter wheat crop is holding its own despite spotty late-spring freezes, drought and disease all taking a bite out of its bounty, the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday.
Daily ticker
May 10, 2005
Varied theories
May 10, 2005
Good old days?
May 10, 2005
Majority rule
May 10, 2005
Teach facts
May 10, 2005
KSU history
May 10, 2005
Public broadcasting should cut ties
May 10, 2005
Republican hacks are slowly strangling National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting System. And the liberals who are complaining about it have nobody to blame but themselves.
Former soviet republic extends warm welcome to President Bush
May 10, 2005
From an extraordinary display of Soviet-era imagery in Red Square and a showing of friendship with his Russian counterpart, President Bush returns today to the primary theme of his five-day European trip: a global push for greater democratic freedoms.
WWII’s victims, victors honored
May 10, 2005
Leaders of the victors and the vanquished united Monday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany, with Russian President Vladimir Putin hosting President Bush and dozens of others in a Red Square celebration replete with goose-stepping soldiers, a hammer-and-sickle flag and other symbols of the Soviet era.
Around the world
May 10, 2005
¢ Insurgents, U.S. Marines killed during fighting ¢ Stray dog retrieves abandoned baby ¢ Palace announces princess’ pregnancy ¢ South American, Arab leaders to join forces
Seasonal workers help city, county keep up with summer activities
May 10, 2005
Summer means plenty of swimming, baseball and other activities for children. It also means more upkeep is needed for flowers and lawns.
Around the nation
May 10, 2005
¢ City Hall computers seized amid sex probe ¢ Former employee kills worker at health clinic ¢ Researchers find some have aspirin resistance ¢ Traffic jams spreading
People
May 10, 2005
¢ Zellweger, Chesney wed ¢ Christopher Reeve awarded honorary degree for film work ¢ Jackson defense witness disputes claims by maid
November’ may alter Cox Arquette’s film image
Friends’ star portrays photographer
May 10, 2005
It seems so wrong to think of Courteney Cox as a former star of the hit TV show “Friends,” particularly as long as Monica lives on in almost perpetual syndication. But it also isn’t quite right to think of Cox as a movie star, not after mostly second-banana roles in pictures like “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and “3000 Miles to Graceland.”
Mount. St. Helens rises from the ashes
May 10, 2005
Virginia Dale was in the first helicopter load of ecologists to land at Mount St. Helens after it erupted 25 years ago this month.
New bag of tricks
Skateboarders hope benefit will encourage city to build on park
May 10, 2005
Briefcase
May 10, 2005
¢ Kodak sells most digital cameras ¢ Duke Energy buying Cinergy for $9 billion ¢ Oneok acquiring Koch units for $1.35B ¢ Offer boosts GM stock
Thrift store shops for new home
Video-rental chain set to buy building, aims to begin construction by July 1
May 10, 2005
The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Lawrence is looking for a new home, now that a video-rental chain is in line to buy its building.
6Sports video: Free State loses to Blue Valley North
May 10, 2005
The Firebirds put their No. 1 ranking on the line against the Mustangs. However, if they win their next game, the team will win the Sunflower League title.
Briefly
May 10, 2005
¢ Iraq’s leader asks king to resolve conviction ¢ Student’s death sparks protests
Briefly
May 10, 2005
¢ New assault reported near residence hall ¢ Teen baby sitter accused of sexual abuse ¢ Suspect with gun faces assault charge
Briefly
May 10, 2005
¢ Hurricane officials afraid of apathy ¢ Coast Guard rescues sailor off coast
Briefly
May 10, 2005
¢ Police investigate pizza shop robbery ¢ Dog attacks toddler in Leavenworth County ¢ Affordable housing study under way
Pistons, peace prevail
Detroit rolls over Pacers; Suns cruise
May 10, 2005
Detroit and Indiana were able just to play basketball for the first time this season at The Palace.
Woodling: Futures barely popular
May 10, 2005
Minutes after the Lawrence Futures Classic ended, one of the participants rushed to hug Jerry Samp.
Kauffman catastrophe
Karasek’s hit lone highlight as Firebirds drubbed by BVN
May 10, 2005
The game was not on the line during Free State High senior P.J. Karasek’s at-bat in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday night at Kauffman Stadium.
District budget on hold, but salary package OK’d
May 10, 2005
The Lawrence school board on Monday mulled the district’s 2005-06 budget, advancing slowly as members wait for the Kansas Supreme Court to rule on the state finance plan.
Double Take: Humor, logic can help youths manage their anger
May 10, 2005
Dear Dr. Wes and Jenny: I have a really bad anger problem. My anger reaches a point where it could easily get me into trouble. I know I need to get it under control now before it does. What are some ways that I could control my anger? Counting to 100 is hard to do. I tried to do that.
Cast, crew lovingly say goodbye to ‘Raymond’
May 10, 2005
“Everybody Loves Raymond” wasn’t hip, wasn’t cool and missed out on the magazine covers that usually fawn over flavor-of-the-season TV shows.
Kansas, Missouri officials optimistic ahead of base closure announcement
May 10, 2005
As the Defense Department moves forward with its first base closure process in a decade, officials in Kansas and Missouri remain hopeful their states will escape unscathed and say some of the states’ military bases might even get new missions or troops.
Attorney disqualified in Westar retrial
May 10, 2005
The federal judge overseeing the retrial of two former Westar Energy Inc. executives has disqualified one of the defense attorneys.
Briefly
May 10, 2005
¢ Oklahoman missing in Jefferson County ¢ ABC program features Bishop Seabury class ¢ County Commission OKs road project list ¢ 6News broadcast bumped up for baseball
Yankees starting to warm up
New York wins third straight, marks best streak of ‘05
May 10, 2005
At last, Randy Johnson and the New York Yankees are beginning to string some wins together.
Ask Gary: Freshmen might start
May 10, 2005
Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of four columns in which Journal-World assistant sports editor Gary Bedore answers questions about Kansas University men’s basketball.
Crime puts squeeze on crowded neighborhood
May 10, 2005
It’s 7:30 p.m. and the sun is setting on Redbud Lane in south Lawrence.
Futures players made visits to city classrooms
May 10, 2005
Ten members of the LPGA Futures Golf Tour visited classes last week while the Tour was at Eagle Bend Golf Course.
Offensive begins near Syrian border
May 10, 2005
Hundreds of American troops backed by helicopter gunships and warplanes swept into remote desert villages near the Syrian border Monday, hunting for followers of Iraq’s most wanted terrorist and reportedly killing as many as 100 militants since the weekend operation began.
Law on in-state tuition for immigrants goes on trial today
May 10, 2005
A state law that allows certain noncitizen immigrants to pay in-state tuition at Kansas colleges will be challenged in court Tuesday.
Egg recipes to be shared on show
May 10, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “The Simple Pleasure of Eggs,” a repeat of a previous program.
Datebook
May 10, 2005
Clemens moves up on win list
Strong outing against Florida gives Rocket 330 wins, surpassing Carlton
May 10, 2005
The Houston Astros finally found the right combination to end their road woes: a bloop RBI single, a sacrifice fly and Roger Clemens.
Pit bull attack prompts call for ban on breed
North Lawrence residents meet with city, police officials following attack on Dalmatian
May 10, 2005
A pit bull attack last week on a Dalmatian has some North Lawrence residents wanting city officials to strengthen vicious dog laws, even if that means banning certain breeds.
Kruse begins defense on theft charges
Preliminary hearing opens for former teachers union leader
May 10, 2005
Wayne Kruse, the former president of the Lawrence teachers union who’s accused of stealing thousands of dollars in membership dues, may not have been a good bookkeeper or a wise investor.
SBC calls for state deregulation
Citizens board warns consumers will pay price of plan
May 10, 2005
The clock is ticking on what could be one of the biggest consumer battles in years in Kansas, and it has nothing to do with the price of gasoline at the pump.
Alliances often not perfect
May 10, 2005
The complex legacy of the alliance built to win World War II was on display in Red Square on Monday as world leaders gathered, at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, to mark the 60th anniversary of VE Day.
BTK transcript shows concerns about evidence
May 10, 2005
During a private court hearing related to Dennis Rader’s murder case, prosecutors voiced concern about the chain of custody of evidence recovered from the shed at his Park City home.
Lions fall, 6-2
May 10, 2005
Lawrence High’s Megan Johnson and Madison Bertrand each scored a goal, but Shawnee Mission South handed the Lions a lopsided 6-2 high school soccer loss in their regular-season finale Monday.
Plan lets KU football fans select their own seats
stadium shuffle kicks off
May 10, 2005
Rather than telling each season-ticket holder where they’ll be sitting, Kansas University athletic officials are switching to a system designed to let fans pick their seats.
Rocketboom’ takes off
Aspiring actress becomes Webcast anchorwoman
May 10, 2005
What’s ahead on TV?
Horoscopes
May 10, 2005
Young children absorb foreign languages
May 10, 2005
The world has gone global, and it might benefit children to speak that language.
Technology makes it hard to get away
May 10, 2005
At the end of April, five explorers reached the North Pole. Bone tired and bone chilled after 37 days and 475 miles, they set up their tent and tried to get some rest.
Iran confirms converting 37 tons of uranium into gas, a key step of enrichment
May 10, 2005
Iran confirmed for the first time Monday that it converted 37 tons of raw uranium into gas, a key step ahead of enrichment, before it suspended all such activities in November under international pressure.
Library leap
May 10, 2005
City officials shouldn’t be too quick to narrow the options for expanding the Lawrence Public Library.
Pope card hot item for collector — or is it?
One-of-a-kind Topps John Paul II popular since pope’s death, but market likely dwindling
May 10, 2005
The sports trading card generating the most buzz among collectors right now doesn’t feature a baseball, basketball or football player. This captivating athlete was a soccer goalie who also liked skiing, swimming, hiking and kayaking.
Towers, Toronto topple K.C.
May 10, 2005
Josh Towers is starting to fulfill his promise.