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KU dean leaving for Michigan State University
May 17, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 11:45 a.m.) The dean of Kansas University’s largest academic unit will leave this summer to become provost at Michigan State University.
Gusty conditions expected today
May 17, 2005
(Updated Tuesday at 8:08 a.m.) Heading off to finals? Hang on to your books and papers — the Lawrence area will get some strong winds today, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
6Sports video: No. 8-seed Tonganoxie scares No. 1 Eudora
May 17, 2005
The Cardinals nearly lost the first round of post-season play, thanks to the Chieftans’ star pitcher.
Briefly
May 17, 2005
¢ Park manager guilty for death on ride ¢ Jury recommends death for killer of 5-year-old ¢ Congressmen rally stem cell research support ¢ Flooding shuts down Yosemite Valley
LHS baseball eager to face D-I pitchers
May 17, 2005
If things go right today for Lawrence High’s baseball team, the Lions would face not one future Division One pitcher, but two.
KU due for new hue
Marketing continues while awaiting uniforms
May 17, 2005
The last three months at Kansas University have taken the football team’s image into a whirlwind not unlike a Kansas tornado.
Bookend blasts lift Rangers
Mench homers early, late in victory over White Sox
May 17, 2005
Kevin Mench homered early and homered late.
KU has designs on new logo
Feedback sought on styles old, new — as long as they’re blue
May 17, 2005
Let the debate begin.
City squads ‘excited’ about sub-state
May 17, 2005
Both the Lawrence High and Free State High girls soccer teams have had seasons to forget.
Firebirds, Lions set for final meeting
May 17, 2005
Fifteen Street is the dividing line for Lawrence’s two high schools, and the thoroughfare seems to have split the softball talent almost equally.
Changes in your Business section
May 17, 2005
The Journal-World soon will be making room for more personal finance, consumer and other news-you-can-use information in the Business section. This news will replace standard stock listings.
Benson rebounds in solid start
Mets pitcher regains focus against Reds; Byrd delivers in Nationals debut
May 17, 2005
In his first start, Kris Benson had stamina problems. In his second start, he had focus problems. So, Monday night’s third start was an important one for the New York Mets right-hander, slotted as the No. 3 man in their rotation.
Residents protest roundabout for LHS intersection
Planners say no decisions set for 19th, Louisiana streets
May 17, 2005
No matter what the city of Lawrence might do to improve the intersection of 19th and Louisiana streets, dozens of residents made it clear Monday night that it had better not include a roundabout.
NBC hopes Martha Stewart show sparks rebound
May 17, 2005
Seeking to climb out of the ratings cellar, NBC will have Martha Stewart picking a protege and singer Amy Grant making wishes come true when the new season begins this fall.
Country music awards vs. ‘Idol’
May 17, 2005
While Bo Bice, Vonzell Solomon and Carrie Underwood strive to survive on “American Idol” (7 p.m., Fox), musicians with more than a few auditions under their rhinestone belts can be seen on the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards (7 p.m., CBS). Scheduled performers include Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson and Lee Ann Womack.
National exposure
Schools order girls’ film on teen pregnancy
May 17, 2005
With at least six classmates pregnant, including the valedictorian with her second child, it was clear to a few girls at Mission High School that more information was needed on safe sex.
Style-conscious teens put attitude in bedroom
May 17, 2005
Word-association time: Read the word “teenager” and what pops into your mind? No doubt, “angst.” Remember trying on three outfits in that eternal struggle for the perfect look?
For the ages
Clubs getting hip to 18-and-over concerts
May 17, 2005
Marshall Rake knows what it’s like to be one of the only teens in a 21-to-enter bar with big black Xs on his hands, signifying that he won’t be drinking.
Bush urges more use of alternate fuels
May 17, 2005
With gasoline prices soaring, President Bush urged Congress on Monday to encourage development of alternate fuels like biodiesel and ethanol to make the United States less dependent on foreign oil.
Volunteers needed for KU commencement
May 17, 2005
Teaching of Margaret Atwood story faces new challenge from community
May 17, 2005
The father of a young woman slain three years ago in a highly publicized murder case has signed a formal challenge asking that a short story written by Margaret Atwood be removed from a high school’s curriculum.
Koreas resume talks after 10-month hiatus
May 17, 2005
South Korea, seeking to get North Korea to return to six-nation negotiations over its nuclear weapons program, hoped for a response today from the reclusive communist country.
Briefly
May 17, 2005
¢ Fund-raiser started for fire victims ¢ Police arrest suspect in rape investigation ¢ Trial to begin today for drug-dealing suspects
Racial slurs in hallway spark protest
LHS students angered by incident arrive late for rehearsal
May 17, 2005
A Lawrence High School teacher is on administrative leave after a student sang a racially offensive song in school, inciting an argument and student protest.
Galindo opts for Florida International
May 17, 2005
Former Kansas University basketball player Alex Galindo has chosen Florida International University as his transfer destination.
Briefly
May 17, 2005
¢ President apologizes for racial comment ¢ Gunmen kidnap Italian CARE worker ¢ Parliament gives women qualified political rights ¢ Right-wing protesters create traffic jam
Kansas in control of own fate
May 17, 2005
In poker, Kansas University’s baseball team would be considered “full of outs” for a Big 12 Conference tournament berth.
Study: Pesticide-free parks would heap on costs for city
May 17, 2005
There’s not much free about pesticide-free parks.
Close U.S. base in Uzbekistan
May 17, 2005
The Pentagon needs to add another base to its closure list — the air base at Karshi-Khanabad. The base is in the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan, a Central Asian nation right next to Afghanistan.
Former standout recalls UK racism
Rex Chapman, who is white, says school officials tried to keep him from dating black women
May 17, 2005
Former Kentucky standout Rex Chapman told a newspaper that school officials tried to stop him from dating black women or at least “hide it” rather than inflame fans.
Global warming blamed for spring’s ever-earlier arrivals
May 17, 2005
Each spring, the robins are arriving in Wisconsin several days earlier than they did a decade ago. Endangered woodpeckers in North Carolina are laying their eggs about a week earlier than they did 20 years ago. And some of Washington, D.C.’s signature cherry trees bloom about a month earlier than they did a half-century ago.
Harvard commits to programs for women scientists
May 17, 2005
Harvard President Lawrence Summers committed his university Monday to spending $50 million over the next decade on a range of programs — from mentoring to child care to late-night transport — aimed at improving the climate for women scientists, many of whom were angered by his remarks that questioned female aptitude for top-level math and science.
Hurricane season forecast calls for above-average activity
May 17, 2005
It’s time to get ready for hurricane season — and it could be another bad one.
Seabury roundup: Dillon 4th at tennis regional
May 17, 2005
Seabury Academy junior Grayson Dillon placed fourth in singles, earning a trip to the state tournament at Monday’s Class 1-2-3A tennis regional — the first state tennis trip in Seabury’s history.
Support services
May 17, 2005
Kansas should be proud of the support it provides for military bases and personnel in the state.
Salary increases sought for library staff
May 17, 2005
Bricks and mortar aren’t the only improvements needed at the Lawrence Public Library, city commissioners were told during their first day of hearings for the 2006 budget.
KU architecture students set stage for idea of downtown opera house
May 17, 2005
Mike Warner, an architecture major at Kansas University, never thought he’d spend so much time thinking about opera.
Guaranteed tuition on horizon for KU
Controls sought on cost increases for students
May 17, 2005
Marie Hull says she is pretty sure her scholarships and parents’ savings will be enough to cover her four years as a Jayhawk at Kansas University.
Students ‘depressed’ by state of American Indian artifacts
May 17, 2005
Carla Feathers says she often leaves the American Indian collections at Kansas University feeling depressed.
Violence stokes fears of civil war
May 17, 2005
Civilians shopping at street markets, worshipping at mosques and mourning at funerals have become the prime target of insurgents in a two-week spree of carnage that many people think is linked to efforts by foreign extremists to plunge Iraq into civil war.
Horoscopes
May 17, 2005
Briefly
May 17, 2005
¢ Murray to appeal murder conviction ¢ LHS graduate winner of Chevrolet Cavalier ¢ Arson trial begins for former KU student ¢ Patrol seeks fuel deals
On the record
May 17, 2005
Housing plan for elderly gets recommendation
May 17, 2005
A project to build new affordable apartments for the elderly was the big winner among ideas considered for funding by the city’s Housing Trust Fund board.
Datebook
May 17, 2005
Reservist convicted in prison abuse
May 17, 2005
A military jury on Monday convicted the second soldier to be tried in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, returning guilty verdicts on all but one of the seven charges she faced for her role in the abuse of Iraqi inmates.
KU negotiating with tribes to return remains
May 17, 2005
The fate of 168 sets of American Indian remains housed at Kansas University could be decided as soon as the end of this year.
People
May 17, 2005
¢ Portman sports close crop ¢ Blame pointed at boys
Eudora softball rolls in opener, 9-1
May 17, 2005
Eudora High softball pitchers Brynn Hamilton and Caitlyn Riser combined on a one-hitter Monday as the Cardinals pasted West Franklin, 9-1, in a first-round Class 4A playoff game.
Firebird Burkart advances to 6A state
May 17, 2005
Free State High’s Nick Burkart will be the city’s only representative at the Class 6A state golf meet.
Free State’s Pipkin qualifies for state
May 17, 2005
Free State High’s Keith Pipkin placed third at a Class 6A tennis regional and will represent the Firebirds at the state meet.
Eudora survives Tongie
May 17, 2005
Eudora High’s baseball team trimmed Tonganoxie, 4-3, on Monday in a first-round Class 4A regional game at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
Jackets buzzing about seeding
May 17, 2005
Georgia Tech cut a swath through the Atlantic Coast Conference softball tournament last week.
Rice wants Syria to close borders, but is generally upbeat after visit
May 17, 2005
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday appealed to Syria’s Arab neighbors to pressure Damascus to close its borders to foreign militants seeking to join the Iraqi insurgency.
Mayors support treaty on global warming
May 17, 2005
Despite the Bush administration’s resistance to the Kyoto global warming pact, more than 130 U.S. mayors have applied the agreement’s standards in a bid to reduce America’s carbon dioxide emissions, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels said Monday.
Nicklaus’ tournament career to end
Golfer, 65, says British Open will be his final event
May 17, 2005
Jack Nicklaus said Monday the British Open would mark the end of his tournament career.
Second suspect charged in deadly dispute
May 17, 2005
Prosecutors have charged a second man in the fatal shooting of a teenage boy in a dispute about a lawnmower.
No TB found after thousands of Kansas dairy herd tested
May 17, 2005
Animal health authorities have found no cases of tuberculosis in the Kansas dairy herd after testing more than 75,000 animals and slaughtering 18 cows that initially tested positive, the state’s top veterinarian said Monday.
Roadrunner sightings increasing statewide
May 17, 2005
Whether it’s because there are more of the birds or more people who recognize them, the roadrunner has been making its way into Kansas with greater frequency.
Teen poetry
May 17, 2005
In the halls
May 17, 2005
What is the best thing you remember about this school year?
Double Take: Communication needed to help prevent children from being victimized
May 17, 2005
Wes: The presence of registered sex offenders in our neighborhoods has produced some anxiety lately. Unfortunately, a registry does not scratch the surface of actual offenders living among us, nor can it express any given registrant’s actual risk to our kids. This week, we’ll discuss better ways to protect young people from being victimized and from victimizing others. At the core of this discussion is open, frank and relaxed communication, good supervision for younger teens and children, and personal safety awareness for older teens.
Briefcase
May 17, 2005
¢ UPS buys Overnite ¢ Machinists to vote on Boeing sale ¢ Morgan Stanley to pay $604.3 million
Protection One cuts customer attrition
May 17, 2005
Having shored up its finances, Protection One Inc. is hanging onto even more of its customers — the latest signal that the provider of monitored-security services is on track for a strong year, company officials said Monday.
Retail survey on way
KU small business center to question nonmanufacturing sectors
May 17, 2005
Curt Clinkinbeard wants to give hundreds of landscapers, attorneys, shoe sellers and other businesses often considered “small” a voice in the world of economic development and government deliberations.
Wine ruling sets stage for debate
May 17, 2005
Almost every day, customers call the Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery near Basehor, hoping to order some Kansas-made wine.
Daily ticker
May 17, 2005
Refreshing event
May 17, 2005
Local wines
May 17, 2005
School paradox
May 17, 2005
Low-fat diets may stave off cancer recurrence
May 17, 2005
Breast cancer victims can cut the chances their tumors will come back by adopting low-fat diets, according to the first study to produce direct evidence that a lifestyle change can fend off any type of tumor.
Study finds acne drug doesn’t raise suicide risk
May 17, 2005
The acne drug Accutane does not increase symptoms of depression in teenagers, a study from St. Louis University concludes.
Young cancer survivors face ill health later
May 17, 2005
Two out of three children who beat cancer go on to develop other chronic health problems, ranging from heart disease to blindness, because of radiation and other treatments that saved their lives, new research finds.
Corrections
May 17, 2005
Judge Gingrich, Clinton on results
May 17, 2005
It was the handshake seen around the political world: On June 11, 1995, House Speaker Newt Gingrich and President Bill Clinton agreed to a bipartisan commission that would reform political campaigns and rein in congressional campaign costs. Nothing came of the commission because neither side could agree on who should be on it, but the sight of two political rivals shaking hands made a lot of people feel good and feelings are more important to some than results.
Newsweek retracts Quran desecration story
May 17, 2005
Newsweek on Monday retracted a story that said the U.S. military had confirmed that an interrogator at the Guantanamo Bay prison flushed a copy of the Quran down the toilet — a report blamed for helping trigger rioting in Afghanistan that killed at least 14 people.
Raymond’ takes its final bow
May 17, 2005
Holy crap! Raymond nearly died.
Researchers try to root out problem of binge drinking
May 17, 2005
Kudzu, often reviled as “the vine that ate the South,” apparently brings something else to the table: a promising treatment for binge drinkers.
Lawrence bowler Glass in eighth after first day
May 17, 2005
Lawrence’s Bob Glass was in eighth place Monday after the first day of qualifying for the PBA Senior U.S. Open at Sunnybrook Lanes.
Gay marriage marks first anniversary
May 17, 2005
A year after Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to sanction same-sex marriage, a widespread backlash has made it likely that marriage between two men or two women will remain illegal in the rest of the nation while a legal and political struggle over the definition of marriage plays out.
Show to feature dishes of India
May 17, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Aromatic Dishes of India.”
Lawn-care expenses growing
May 17, 2005
It’s going to cost more to take care of your lawn this summer.
Litigious society hits new low
May 17, 2005
It happens every time. Every single time I think I’ve seen the absolute bottom, the skankiest, stinkiest behavior of which human beings are capable, along comes a Clarence Stowers to prove me wrong. In fact, from here on in, I think “Clarence Stowers” will be my synonym for all that is vile and low.
Inclusive slogan
May 17, 2005