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Chancellor Hemenway’s 2005 commencement remarks
May 22, 2005
It has happened once again, as it has for 133 years. 5,000 people have donned heavy black robes in the hottest part of a spring day to march down a hill. It is really hot. Let’s be honest. Take a poll. Raise your hands if you are naked underneath that robe. I guess the chairman of the Board of Regents and I are the only ones.
LHS diver West places fourth at state
May 22, 2005
Lawrence High freshman Mallory West placed fourth in diving at the Kansas state meet Saturday at Hummer Sports Complex Natatorium in Topeka.
Swimmers Robinson, Jackson get top honors at state meet
May 22, 2005
Free State High junior Ashley Robinson placed first in the 500 freestyle at the Kansas state meet Saturday in Topeka. Also, senior Ashley Jackson finished fourth in the 200 free and took third in the 500.
Aiming low
Big boys who dunk on short goals say there’s no shame in their game
May 22, 2005
Grant Randall isn’t an imposing guy. At 5 feet 8 inches tall and 160 pounds, he’d be no match for Wayne Simien, battling under the net against Kansas University’s former big man. During his four years as a KU undergraduate, Randall never stood a chance of stepping into the spotlight during a Jayhawk game at Allen Fieldhouse and hearing the roar of the crowd as he sank a basket.
Afghan leader demands action on prison abuse
May 22, 2005
Hours before flying to Washington for talks with President Bush, Afghan leader Hamid Karzai demanded greater control Saturday over American military operations in his country and called for vigorous punishment of any U.S. troops who mistreat prisoners.
Iraq’s Sunnis step off political sidelines
Creation of minority bloc signals end of government boycott
May 22, 2005
More than 1,000 Sunni Arab clerics, political leaders and tribal hea
Hall of Athletics looks like a winner to Jayhawk fans
Fieldhouse expansion unveiled
May 22, 2005
Kansas University soon may have another winner at historic Allen Fieldhouse.
Saying no to phones
For some, cell cost not worth convenience
May 22, 2005
There is something notably missing from Jonathan Epstein’s young professional lifestyle. He has no cell phone.
Faces and places
May 22, 2005
 
Nolan, Shock rip Sun
Detroit player records triple-double
May 22, 2005
Deanna Nolan was the last person to realize she had just joined the WNBA record books.
The Motley Fool
May 22, 2005
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Price confusion in stock market ¢ Money-saving tips ¢ Coke cash cow ¢ Burned twice
Paddlefish season extended to May 31
May 22, 2005
Kansas paddlefish snagging season, which normally runs from March 15 to May 15, has been extended through May 31 at the Chetopa Dam on the Neosho River.
Education board to meet about commissioner job
May 22, 2005
The State Board of Education will meet behind closed doors Monday to discuss a replacement for Education Commissioner Andy Tompkins, who has resigned and taken a position with Kansas University as an associate professor in the Education Leadership Program.
Arts Notes
May 22, 2005
¢ Model car nationals set in Overland Park ¢ Garden tour set in K.C.
What are you reading?
May 22, 2005
 
Best Sellers
May 22, 2005
 
How do you measure up?
May 22, 2005
 
Brown dominated lacrosse, too
Football great was legendary player at Syracuse
May 22, 2005
Heh-heh-heh.
Jockey: ‘He’s an amazing horse’
Rose wrestled winner back on course after collision
May 22, 2005
Tim Ritchey has been in the horse business for three decades, and never before had he seen a race like this one.
Real world 101
Grads to take financial leap
May 22, 2005
Steven Davis is feeling pretty good.
Stubblefield to coach
May 22, 2005
Former Kansas University football standout Dana Stubblefield, the 1997 NFL defensive player of the year, has been hired as defensive line coach at Valley Christian High in San Jose, Calif.
Additional advice
May 22, 2005
 
Horoscopes
May 22, 2005
For Sunday, May 22, 2005
Clash, crash, clinch
Red-hot KU avoids brawl, stamps ticket to Big 12 tourney
May 22, 2005
Hey, hey, who doesn’t love May? Kansas University’s baseball team sure does.
Hall won’t blemish fieldhouse
May 22, 2005
When overseeing plans for the Booth Family Hall of Athletics, Kansas University officials were adamant: It couldn’t, under any circumstances, tarnish the charm of venerable Allen Fieldhouse.
Accident can’t keep Afleet Alex from feat
May 22, 2005
Afleet Alex was gathering momentum, coming off the far turn and looking ready to romp in the Preakness Stakes. In an instant, he was cut off by Scrappy T. The horses clipped heels in a frightening collision, and Afleet Alex was forced to his knees.
Robinson stellar, as usual
Free State standout captures 500 free; Jackson bids farewell
May 22, 2005
Ashley Robinson’s most emotional race Saturday at the state swimming and diving meet was the one that seemed to matter the least.
KU men’s golf 13th at NCAA Regionals
May 22, 2005
Kansas University’s men’s golf squad shot a 294 Saturday at the final round of the NCAA Central Regionals. The Jayhawks shot a three-round total of 877 and placed 13th in the 27-team event.
Walker chugs, slugs for St. Louis
May 22, 2005
At the age of 38, Larry Walker prefers jogging leisurely around the bases rather than making a mad dash.
Greene hoping to add another sub-10-second time in 100 meters
May 22, 2005
Maurice Greene is focused on running under 10 seconds in 60 100-meter races.
Offense key to Suns’ run
In contrast to Phoenix, San Antonio has won two of last six titles with defense
May 22, 2005
With an offense as relentless as the Arizona heat, the Phoenix Suns are trampling the conventional wisdom about defense being the way to go this time of year.
Johnson tops pro stock field
May 22, 2005
Warren Johnson turned in a track-record time in Pro Stock qualifying Saturday and claimed the top spot for the 134th time in his career at the Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals at National Trail Raceway.
Martin’s star shines brightest
Veteran goes ‘old school’ in second All-Star victory
May 22, 2005
In a throwback paint scheme that honored his glory years, Mark Martin raced as if he were in the prime of his career.
Rangers unload on Astros
Texas hammers eight home runs during 18-3 rout
May 22, 2005
David Dellucci led off a record-setting game for the Texas Rangers with - what else - a home run.
No longer in coma, woman requesting her favorite foods
May 22, 2005
If Tracy Gaskill could, she would spend her day eating - strawberry swirled ice cream and juicy watermelons and vanilla milkshakes from Sonic.
On the record
May 22, 2005
 
Officers honored for finding baby of slain pregnant woman
May 22, 2005
Five Missouri men were collectively named National Officer of the Year for their roles in finding a baby who was cut from her mother’s womb and capturing the woman accused of the gruesome act.
Hunt: Upgrades vital for K.C. stadiums
Son of Chiefs owner says teams could leave if Truman Sports Complex isn’t improved
May 22, 2005
If Jackson County can’t come up with the money to make improvements to the sports stadiums at Truman Sports Complex, either the Chiefs or the Royals - or both - could be in some other city within a decade, the son of Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt has told state and local officials.
Briefcase
May 22, 2005
¢ U.S. workers lag in taking vacation ¢ PalmOne gadget could rival iPod ¢ Name that company
Regulation could help keep prices in check
May 22, 2005
Why is it that the free markets don’t always work? To many people, merely raising the question is blasphemy. As Churchill said of democracy, a market economy is the worst system - except for all the others.
Health insurance plan can hatch into nest egg
Federal tax law creates new way to cover for medical costs
May 22, 2005
Steve Shirley wasn’t instantly sold on the idea of a family health insurance policy that carried a $3,000 deductible. But when the vice president of marketing for Guaranty Bank regarded the health plan as something else - another way to build a nest egg - he changed his mind.
Immersion students live the language
School offers authentic French experience
May 22, 2005
En route to France for a language immersion course, I decided to get started by watching a French movie on the plane. “Manon des Sources” was about a girl who avenges her father’s death by cutting off the town’s source of water - at least that’s what I figured out from reading the subtitles.
First lady encourages broader roles for Middle Eastern women
May 22, 2005
Women need to have more prominence in government and business in the Middle East, Laura Bush said Saturday in a bold appeal to an international audience that included some of the ministers and other men who hold political and economic power in the region.
Demonstrators demand leader’s release
May 22, 2005
Uzbeks in this border town demanded Saturday that authorities release a leader whose Islamic rebellion defied the authoritarian government of President Islam Karimov, a key American ally, as unrest smoldered in the former Soviet Republic.
Briefly
May 22, 2005
¢ Patience urged in case of slain photojournalist ¢ Former Taliban official to run in elections ¢ Sinn Fein representative has visa request denied ¢ Driver in train wreck was reprimanded before ¢ Afrikaners protest plans to change capital name
Tabloid runs more photos of Saddam
May 22, 2005
A British tabloid published more revealing photographs of Saddam Hussein in U.S. custody on Saturday, a day after it ran a front-page picture of the former Iraqi leader naked except for his underwear.
Evolution issue simmers in red, blue states
Kansas has company in debate over including intelligent design
May 22, 2005
Topeka - Eighty years after the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, the battle between those w
Particle accelerator used to decipher ancient text
May 22, 2005
A particle accelerator is being used to reveal the long-lost writings of the Greek mathematician Archimedes, work hidden for centuries after a Christian monk wrote over it in the Middle Ages.
Briefly
May 22, 2005
¢ Boy rescued after getting inside vending machine ¢ Tests show white powder wasn’t anthrax ¢
Plane crashes on beach of Coney Island, killing 4
May 22, 2005
A small plane on a sightseeing tour over Coney Island went into a tailspin and slammed into the famous beach Saturday, killing all four people aboard but injuring none of the stunned sunbathers who witnessed the crash.
People in the news
May 22, 2005
¢ Belgian film wins top honor at Cannes Film Festival ¢ Prosecutors want Limbaugh’s medical files released ¢ Rapper arrested on murder charges days before debut ¢ Redford to launch theater chain for independent films
Band from the ‘70s reforms after dusting off old recording
May 22, 2005
Sporting a black cap and shades while rocking in front of hundreds of people at Foxtown City Limits, Lynn Meredith looked as if he had been doing this his whole life.
Older crowd attracted to auction block
Auctioneer says lookers, buyers at all kinds of sales usually over 50
May 22, 2005
All eyes were fixated on the fast-talking man in the sharp black cowboy hat as he pointed to a select few people in the crowd holding up white cards in an attempt to buy a set of vintage tools.
Area briefs
May 22, 2005
¢ Liberal author on TV with Brownback aide ¢ Nominations sought for education award ¢ Monarch Watch has milkweed left over ¢ Memorial Day program planned at Capitol ¢ Former resident rises in Ed Department
Patrol seeks fuel deals
May 22, 2005
The Journal-World has found a gas price as low as $1.90 at stations at Ninth and Iowa streets and Sixth and Florida streets.
KU graduate shares lesson not learned in class
Year after battle with meningitis, Andy Marso dons his cap and gown
May 22, 2005
He was a year late, but Andy Marso finally made it to the journalism school graduation ceremony at Kansas University.
Parade turns downtown into artistic thoroughfare
May 22, 2005
A few years ago Jennifer Distlehorst was sitting in a downtown Lawrence restaurant when she looked out the window and saw a strange procession of vehicles and bicycles passing by on Massachusetts Street.
Rural way of life at stake
May 22, 2005
Tim Peterson, a farmer from Monument in far western Kansas, knew he lived in a remote area. But the vastness of it hit him last fall when he campaigned for a seat in the state Senate.
City can figure on budget headache
Rising costs, stagnant revenue mean struggle to hold the line on taxes
May 22, 2005
The ‘90s are over. That’s the mantra these days for Lawrence City Manager Mike Wildgen as city commissioners hear myriad spending requests, like they did last week during a series of hearings for the 2006 city budget.
Battle over sex education may be looming
Evolution debate may have been just the first round for moderates, conservatives
May 22, 2005
By Scott Rothschild srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka - The political war between moderates and conservatives on the state B
Conservatives trying ‘Ladies First’ strategy
May 22, 2005
I’m not keen on the politics of destruction, let alone the language of destruction. If I hear about the “nuclear option” one more time, I think I will go ballistic. Nuclear warnings should be reserved for the real thing, like say, North Korea
Wine ruling shows unlikely split
May 22, 2005
Last week’s ruling divided the justices into unlikely cohorts, thereby providing a timely reminder that concepts such as “judicial activism,” “strict construction” and “original intent” have limited value in explaining or predicting the court’s behavior.
Commentary: NBA could go the way of the NHL
Pro basketball league would be wise to settle its labor situation as quickly as possible
May 22, 2005
The NBA can’t be as self-destructive as other sports, can it?<
For one student, KU isn’t a four-year school
Graduating senior earning degree two years after high school
May 22, 2005
Attention, Kansas University students who are on the four-, five- or six-year plan for graduation.
Closings reflect changing military needs
May 22, 2005
Here’s a handy rule you can live by: The government reacts to change far more often than it causes change.
Texas lake again giving up huge bass
May 22, 2005
Randy Oldfield is a fishing guide who specializes in giving clients a shot at a big largemouth bass. He keeps a low profile, but Oldfield’s five biggest bass may be the best total for any Texas angler.
State science hearings may drive ‘06 election
4 Board of Ed seats to be decided next year
May 22, 2005
If history is any guide, the August 2006 Republican Party primary in Kansas’ State Board of Education races will be a donnybrook.
Anger can be positive emotion
May 22, 2005
I’m 9 years old, listening to my father yell at my mother. She wants to take us children somewhere - I don’t remember where now - but he doesn’t want her to go out, because she’s sick. So he’s yelling at her about it, anger boiling and building until it powers his fist right through the wall.
Glengarry Glen Ross’ back on Broadway
May 22, 2005
Liev Schreiber was a high school kid from lower Manhattan when he walked into the John Golden Theatre 20 years ago to see one of his first Broadway shows: a new play called “Glengarry Glen Ross.” With its crackling dialogue and amoral, slick characters, “Glengarry” was one of the biggest hits of the season and on its way to becoming an American stage classic.
Suspicion swells on Wisteria Lane
Death, revealed secrets set for ‘Desperate Housewives’ season finale
May 22, 2005
In May 2004, no one had heard of Wisteria Lane, now TV’s go-to address for sexy suburban angst, and “Desperate Housewives” was just a pair of words. And during a single week that May, Steven Culp both died (on “Star Trek: Enterprise”) and was left for dead (on “JAG”). Now Culp lives to marvel at his transformative year on “Desperate Housewives,” which has become a juicy topic on the lips of everyone, including First Lady Laura Bush.
Textiles stretch beyond T-shirts
May 22, 2005
You hear “textiles,” you think T-shirts. Or maybe you think trade because of the battle between U.S. and Chinese clothing manufacturers. If you’re a fashionista, textiles might bring to mind a luxe embroidered fabric used by Oscar de la Renta or a sassy print from Betsey Johnson.
Poet’s Showcase
May 22, 2005
 
Books create safe place for youths
May 22, 2005
Three Coretta Scott King illustrator honorees bring their talents to books that speak directly to the human spirit. Although the issue of color is hardly absent from these books, the emphasis is more general, focused on what makes children comfortable with themselves.
Jayhawks’ season ends
Georgia Tech pounces early in 5-2 victory
May 22, 2005
Georgia Tech’s early surge left too big a hole for the Kansas University softball team to dig out of Saturday.
Firebird Pipkin ousted at state
May 22, 2005
Blue Valley North High’s Clark Richardson defeated Free State junior Keith Pipkin, 9-5, during the second day of the Class 6A state tennis tournament.
Perry takes command at Colonial
Golfer fires 64, opens seven-shot lead entering final round
May 22, 2005
Kenny Perry feels as if he’s in his own backyard at the Colonial, and he’s turning the old course into his personal playground.
Guerrero lost at least 2 weeks
May 22, 2005
Angels outfielder Vladimir Guerrero, the reigning AL MVP, will be sidelined at least two weeks because of a partial dislocation of his left shoulder.
Shaq practices, but will he play?
May 22, 2005
Shaquille O’Neal’s availability for the start of the Eastern Conference finals was shrouded in mystery Saturday, his bruised right thigh still a source of concern.
Bourdais sets record, snares Monterrey pole
May 22, 2005
Defending champion Sebastian Bourdais broke his course record and held off Justin Wilson by a half second Saturday to capture the pole position for the Monterrey Grand Prix.
Ex-winner Brack speedy in return to track
May 22, 2005
Former Indianapolis 500 winner Kenny Brack got his comeback off the ground in a big way Saturday, qualifying for the May 29 race with a faster speed than polesitter Tony Kanaan.
Perez gives Pirates lift against Rockies
May 22, 2005
Oliver Perez gave the Pittsburgh Pirates just the kind of promising start the Colorado Rockies keep waiting for Jason Jennings to make.
Boeing settles in age discrimination lawsuit
May 22, 2005
A Boeing Co. engineer who also serves in the Kansas Legislature has settled his age discrimination lawsuit for an undisclosed sum.
Ordinary objects get new meaning in 9-11 exhibit
May 22, 2005
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Lawrence commuter report
May 22, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week
Lawrence datebook
May 22, 2005
 
Abbas to demand more U.S. support
May 22, 2005
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday he would demand strong political and financial support in his upcoming talks with President Bush in Washington and did not believe the recent flare-up of violence between militants and Israelis would hurt his case.
Schedule of events
May 22, 2005
 
Protesters beaten back as they defy rally ban
May 22, 2005
Azerbaijani protesters demanding free elections were beaten back Saturday by police, who arrested dozens as they broke up a banned rally in the oil-rich former Soviet republic on the Caspian Sea four days before the inauguration of a new pipeline.
Chilean soldiers search for 29 missing comrades
May 22, 2005
Chilean soldiers on Saturday searched the Andes mountains for 29 comrades lost when a blizzard struck during a training march, but their commander admitted that they almost certainly would be found dead.
Raikkonen fastest at Monaco GP
May 22, 2005
Kimi Raikkonen took the lead in qualifying Saturday for the Monaco Grand Prix.
Nine die in fire during children’s sleepover
May 22, 2005
A fire broke out at a crowded house during a children’s sleepover early Saturday, killing seven kids and two adults, the fire department said. The fire was so hot it scorched the frame of the home jet black and forced back neighbors who rushed in to help.
Bush not welcomed by all at graduation speech
May 22, 2005
- President Bush
Calendar
May 22, 2005
 
Medical equipment program can help seniors
May 22, 2005
My elderly father’s independence is diminishing, and he needs some assistive devices, like a home care bed and a gait trainer. My family doesn’t have the means to buy expensive equipment. Is any help available?
Need is there
May 22, 2005
 
Not all politics
May 22, 2005
 
Language learning
May 22, 2005
 
LAHS thanks
May 22, 2005
 
Language leader
May 22, 2005
 
The right thing
An increased death benefit for Kansas National Guard members killed in combat is the right move.
May 22, 2005
A bill passed Friday by the Kansas Legislature is a good measure that everyone hopes is seldom used.
Congrats, grads
How fortunate we are to have a community so filled with and committed to learning.
May 22, 2005
Graduates from Lawrence’s high schools and Haskell Indian Nations University already are on their way, and commencement ceremonies are scheduled today for Kansas University and Baker University in Baldwin.
Area fishing report
May 22, 2005
 
St. Joe has two areas for hiking
May 22, 2005
If you’re planning to participate in National Trails Day on June 4, you might consider a pair of state-owned conservation areas in and around St. Joseph, Mo.
State offers special hunts
May 22, 2005
Dozens of planned, limited-draw hunts for upland birds, doves, waterfowl and deer are available by application only from Wildlife and Parks.
Boozing, boating remain dangerous combination
May 22, 2005
What would happen if you were speeding down a canal in your bass boat or heading offshore in your center-console and you suddenly keeled over?
Bicycle helmets a must
May 22, 2005
At first it seems like a perfect spring picture of a family working together on fitness. Mom and Dad are on their bikes. Their grade-school kid is pedaling her own bike and wearing a helmet as Dad tows the toddler in a bike trailer.
Dutch model inspires new type of lily
May 22, 2005
Dutch model Frederique van der Wal is the inspiration for a new type of lily.
Christian ministry ad runs on prime-time TV
May 22, 2005
Focus on the Family may advertise on more reality shows after getting a big response from spots that it ran during ABC’s “Supernanny”.
Health notes
May 22, 2005
¢ Activities planned for health, fitness day ¢ How to remove splinters
Remembering Shel
Shel Silverstein’s creations live on for kids and adults
May 22, 2005
There was Lazy Jane and Hector the Collector, Dirty Dan and Benjamin Bunnn. The Yipiyuk, The Flying Festoon and the Glurpy Slurpy Skakagrall. And then there was Reginald Clark, an unassuming child with a pleasant face and a fear of the dark. All he wanted was his teddy bear, some stories and hugs, and - this one is critical - that we not close the book on him.