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Woman killed in U.S. 59 accident
May 25, 2005
One woman was killed and another person seriously injured early this afternoon in a car-truck accident that occurred about six miles south of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 59.
City takes charge of cemetery
May 25, 2005
City Hall took possession of Memorial Park Cemetery this morning, after a Douglas County judge signed an order dissolving the rights of the much-criticized previous owner.
Wet weather staying to the north
May 25, 2005
Billowy gray clouds furrowed across this morning’s skies. But the clouds won’t bring rain on the first official day of summer vacation for Lawrence’s school children.
K.C. rapper one of two found dead at Las Vegas construction site
May 25, 2005
Authorities on Tuesday identified two men who were found dead at a housing tract under construction in a southwest neighborhood, including a Kansas City, Mo., rapper who had been considered a person of interest in last year’s shooting death of a San Francisco Bay Area rapper.
2 women face endangerment, drug charges
May 25, 2005
Two Lawrence women face drug and child-endangerment charges following a weekend raid in a residential neighborhood in northern Lawrence.
Fall TV lineups will give viewers the creeps
May 25, 2005
Here’s some advice to television viewers who want to know what next fall’s season will be like: Be afraid, be very afraid.
Medium heat ideal for grilling
May 25, 2005
It’s best to completely thaw frozen meat in the refrigerator before grilling so it cooks more evenly. Don’t thaw meat in the microwave unless it will be grilled immediately because it might partially cook, making it the perfect place for bacteria growth.
Mediterranean sea bass popular
May 25, 2005
Like a lot of Americans, I grew up not eating much fish except canned tuna and the occasional restaurant entree.
Fishing for help? Books cook up ideas
May 25, 2005
Not even a good book can ensure total success the first time the new cook grabs a wet fish, but it can help. Plenty of illustrations can prepare the way, too, and the best reward is the wonderful taste when a recipe comes out just right.
Nature can provide happy garden surprises
May 25, 2005
Like most challenges worth undertaking, vegetable and herb gardening is a mix of expertise and luck, human design and whims of the cosmos. Without the variable of the uncertain, of factors over which we have no control, where would be the fun?
Corrections
May 25, 2005
 
Death penalty sought in serial killings
May 25, 2005
An accused serial killer charged with eight women’s deaths will face the death penalty if convicted, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday.
KU leads All-Academic Big 12
May 25, 2005
Kansas University placed a league-leading nine players on the Academic All-Big 12 Conference baseball team — six on the first team and three on the second.
Flat out of luck
Woodling: Schreiner, Burkart miss state tourney after flat tire
May 25, 2005
Classmates’ jaws dropped Tuesday every time Nick Burkart told his sad tale. “They were shocked,” said Burkart, a Free State High sophomore. “Everybody asked how I did at state, and I had to explain what happened.”
Baylor, Big 12 don’t scare Jayhawks
May 25, 2005
Well, why not Kansas University? KU baseball has not fared well in the nine-year reign of the Big 12 Conference, but who cares? This year’s Jayhawks feel they’re different from the previous eight versions — none of which won a postseason game.
Tech coach humbly reaches win mark
With 1,424 career victories, Red Raiders’ Hays fifth all-time
May 25, 2005
Texas Tech coach Larry Hays may be one of the most successful baseball coaches in NCAA Division One history, but he says that doesn’t matter much to him.
Braves’ Hudson shuts down Mets
Hurler sharp on three days’ rest, but he doesn’t want to make it a habit
May 25, 2005
One successful start on three days’ rest didn’t have Tim Hudson thinking it should set a precedent. He’ll gladly take his normal four days off before his next start.
Red-hot Yanks torch Tigers
New York rips six home runs in 12-3 romp
May 25, 2005
Maybe the Detroit Tigers just got tired of seeing Alex Rodriguez tee off against Wilfredo Ledezma.
Congress introduces steroid legislation
Athletes in four major sports would be subject to two-year suspensions for first offenses
May 25, 2005
Athletes in the four major U.S. professional leagues would be subject to two-year bans for a first positive drug test under legislation proposed Tuesday that would put the sports’ steroid policies under the White House drug czar.
Duncan, San Antonio take 2-0 series lead
May 25, 2005
The only way Tim Duncan’s aching ankles are going to feel better is with rest, and the only way he’ll get it is if the San Antonio Spurs sweep the Western Conference finals.
Caspian Sea pipeline to open flow of economic prospects
May 25, 2005
Presidents and oil company executives will inaugurate a 1,100-mile pipeline today that will carry millions of gallons of crude from the landlocked Caspian to the Mediterranean - a much-needed alternative to Mideast energy resources.
First lady stands by her outspokenness
May 25, 2005
She’s not the shy librarian that some might think she is. Normally reserved Laura Bush showed a new outspoken side on her trip to the Middle East.
U.S. military deaths on rise
May 25, 2005
A car bomb exploded next to a U.S. Army convoy in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing three soldiers, while another American died in a drive-by shooting a half-hour later. Their deaths pushed the number of U.S. troops killed in three days to 14, part of a surge in attacks that have also killed about 60 Iraqis.
Web site claims al-Qaida in Iraq leader has been injured
May 25, 2005
A Web site that acts as the clearinghouse for messages from Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said Tuesday that Iraq’s most-wanted militant had been wounded “for the sake of God” and asked Muslims to pray for his recovery.
Briefly
May 25, 2005
¢ Leftist rebels attack town hall meeting ¢ Sniping between China, Japan escalates ¢ Reformers allowed to run for president ¢ Militiamen kidnap 50, kill 18 in attack ¢ Prosecutors attack 9-11 suspect’s statements
Filibuster compromise paves way for vote on nominee
May 25, 2005
Breaking years of gridlock, the Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for confirmation of Priscilla Owen to the U.S. appeals court amid fresh debate over an ambiguous compromise on President Bush’s current and future judicial nominees.
People in the news
May 25, 2005
¢ Leno’s testimony little help to Michael Jackson’s defense ¢ P. Diddy to appeal child-support order ¢ ‘Sopranos’ creator hints at extending the show ¢ Trump branches out into education business
Reality show contestants throw final punches
Contender’ declares champ; ‘Idol’s‘ final two go head to head and await decision tonight
May 25, 2005
Long-locked Alabama rocker Bo Bice and Carrie Underwood, the country fan from Oklahoma, squared off with soaring ballads and gospel choirs in the “American Idol” finals Tuesday.
Prospects of new schools next year cast shadow on summer vacation
School’s end brings mixed emotions
May 25, 2005
Summer vacation was just hours away, but Deerfield School third-grader T.J. Everett couldn’t even muster a smile.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
May 25, 2005
The Journal-World has found a gas price as low as $1.87 at the Citgo station at Ninth and Iowa streets, and Presto Phillips 66, 602 W. Ninth St.
Two Lawrencians finalists for Supreme Court seat
Shawnee County judge third possibility as Gov. Sebelius’ pick
May 25, 2005
Two Lawrence residents are a step away from getting a seat on the state’s top court.
Illness prevention put in motion for pool season
May 25, 2005
With the opening of swimming season and a major cryptosporidium outbreak fresh in their memories, health and recreation workers are trying to raise awareness about waterborne illnesses.
Judge appointees do matter
May 25, 2005
Our nation’s capital has become obsessed with the politics of judicial confirmations because, unlike much of what happens in Washington these days, who sits on the federal bench really matters.
Start-of-summer thoughts
May 25, 2005
Another academic year has come to a close. Lawrence streets are quiet. Memorial Day is just around the corner. And, like many faculty members, I’m beginning to decompress and ready myself for the expanded research and writing time the summer provides.
McCain leadership key to compromise
May 25, 2005
The Monday night agreement to avert a showdown vote over judicial filibusters not only spared the Senate from a potentially ruinous clash but it certified John McCain as the real leader of that body.
Tsunami survivor wants to help in recovery
Businessman hopes to provide jobs, education in Thailand
May 25, 2005
It’s been almost five months since Lawrence businessman Tom Van Holt was snorkeling off the coast of southern Thailand with other tourists when the giant tsunami that devastated much of southern Asia struck.
Salvation Army wants to open halfway house
May 25, 2005
A proposed Salvation Army shelter and community center in East Lawrence would provide temporary housing for felons recently released from prison, the organization’s director said Tuesday.
Airlines await United’s outcome
UAL dumps pension fund; others may follow
May 25, 2005
Forty years after United Airlines first urged travelers to “fly the friendly skies,” the airline is at the center of industry upheaval that could decide which major carriers stay airborne.
Wichita machinists reject Onex deal
Investment firm reviews options
May 25, 2005
Members of the largest union at Boeing Co.’s commercial aircraft division in Wichita on Tuesday turned down a labor agreement that Onex Corp. said was vital in its plan to buy the plant.
Legacy in arts
Longtime KU professor steps down
May 25, 2005
When Peter Thompson pulled into Lawrence in 1965, he thought his new position as a painting and drawing instructor at Kansas University would be temporary - a mere pit stop in his academic career.
On the record
May 25, 2005
 
Lawrence Datebook
May 25, 2005
 
County to take comments on budget
May 25, 2005
Douglas County residents have the chance tonight to tell county commissioners whether they think more money should be spent on sheriff’s officers, bioscience or other projects.
Correspondents to share war stories at conference
May 25, 2005
A war correspondents conference will be held Friday at the Eisenhower Center.
$1 ethics fine proves there’s no such thing as a free lunch
Department of Education employees ordered to pay for accepting meals
May 25, 2005
The lunches were free - but not without cost - for the state employees who ate them.
Wichita State plans forensics degree
May 25, 2005
Forensic science isn’t as exciting as television suggests, jobs are scarce and the training is difficult, but Wichita State University is planning a degree in the field.
Autopsy doesn’t clear concerns on teen’s death
Fairway boy died when feeding tube dislodged
May 25, 2005
A 15-year-old Kansas boy hospitalized after a serious bicycle accident died when a feeding tube became dislodged in his abdomen, an autopsy showed.
Rising costs worry NCAA
May 25, 2005
How do you stop the spiraling cost of college sports?
Bricks for sale at Hall
Perkins, KU to offer customized pavers
May 25, 2005
If you want to see your name in granite outside the new Booth Family Hall of Athletics now under construction on the east side of Allen Fieldhouse, it’ll cost you.
Agassi exits in first round in Paris
Ailing ex-champ ousted by Nieminen in French Open
May 25, 2005
His back rigid, his feet shuffling in stutter steps, his face contorted from a burning pain down his leg, Andre Agassi arrived at a crisis in his career.
Briefly
May 25, 2005
¢ Accused terrorists’ court trial begins ¢ Police crack down on child porn ring
Orthodox leaders call on patriarch to resign
May 25, 2005
World Orthodox leaders voted Tuesday to stop recognizing the patriarch of Jerusalem, Irineos I, church officials said, asserting a rare unified position on the crisis facing the church in the Holy Land.
Protesters flood streets in fight for natural resources
May 25, 2005
Thousands of Indian-led protesters filled the streets of this capital on Tuesday, challenging the Bolivian president and leaders of the country’s eastern business elite amid persistent rumors of a possible military coup.
Kansas native, Fort Riley soldier killed in Iraq
May 25, 2005
Two soldiers with ties to Kansas were killed Sunday in Iraq in separate incidents, the Army announced Tuesday.
Uzbek leader seeks support during China visit
May 25, 2005
Making his first trip abroad since a bloody crackdown on protesters, Uzbek President Islam Karimov left Tuesday on a visit to China, which has provided a rare note of support for the authoritarian Central Asian leader.
Abbas to seek Bush’s help with road map
May 25, 2005
Jerusalem - Mahmoud Abbas headed
U.S.: Alert for al-Qaida suspects was false alarm
Homeland Security says terrorists aren’t in Central America
May 25, 2005
An alert by El Salvador and Nicaragua on the possible presence of two al-Qaida terror suspects was a false alarm, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
Stay of execution denied for convict who wanted to help ailing sister
May 25, 2005
Gov. Mitch Daniels rejected the request of a convicted murderer for a reprieve of his execution so he could donate part of his liver to an ailing sister.
Adoptees from foreign countries adjust well
May 25, 2005
A surprising new study disputes the notion that children adopted from other countries tend to be badly damaged emotionally because of the hardships they had to endure.
Rodent virus now linked to six transplant deaths
May 25, 2005
At least six deaths of organ transplant patients have now been linked to a rodent virus, raising questions about whether others may have gone undetected and whether the germ also could spread through blood transfusions.
House passes stem cell bill despite veto threat
May 25, 2005
Ignoring President Bush’s veto threat, the House voted Tuesday to lift limits on embryonic stem cell research, which supporters said could speed cures for diseases but opponents saw as akin to abortion.
KU names interim Liberal Arts and Sciences dean
May 25, 2005
Barbara Romzek will lead Kansas University’s largest academic unit while officials search for a permanent replacement dean.
Local briefs
May 25, 2005
¢ Dog Days training begins next week ¢ Illegal U-turn leads to jail ¢ Foundation awards grants to 34 teachers
Briefcase
May 25, 2005
¢ Perkins to remodel ¢ Guilford cuts jobs ¢ Dillards profit sinks
Commodities
May 25, 2005
 
Westar hires consultant to study sites for generation units
May 25, 2005
Westar Energy Inc. is moving ahead with plans for boosting its energy generation in the coming years, having hired an area company to start the search for potential sites to place new equipment.
Discrimination
May 25, 2005
In response to Robert M. Tyler’s “Illegal aliens” letter in the Public Forum on May 20, I have a few questions for Mr. Tyler. You said that you noticed as you “turned off Interstate 70 … an influx of ‘undocumented workers’ became more and more evident.” How, specifically, do you know that what you saw were “undocumented workers,” as you put it? Did they have it written on their shirts?
Donor to donor
May 25, 2005
This regards “Organ donation decision comes from the heart,” (Journal-World, May 23). The generosity of live organ donors like Mali Thompson Bullard is remarkable. But we wouldn’t need live organ donors if Americans weren’t burying or cremating 20,000 transplantable organs every year.
LAHS difference
May 25, 2005
Ask students who attended Lawrence Alternative High School student what they appreciated about the school. Chances are, many of them will say it was the respect the teachers showed toward the students. I have attended LAHS for two years and I consider the teachers and principal at LAHS to be more than my teachers. They are my friends. They guided us through our course work.
Do something
May 25, 2005
Molly Ivins reports that the Newsweek story about Americans abusing the Koran in order to enrage prisoners has been known for quite some time. The problem is not with the Newsweek report. The problem is with the criminal behavior of the U.S. government.
Ridiculous fun
May 25, 2005
What a wonderful job the parents, students, staff of USD 497, area businesses and the Lawrence community did again with Project Graduation, the after-commencement party for the Lawrence High and Free State High Class of 2005. My sincere thanks and congratulations to this hard-working and generous group who provided a great celebration while “walking the talk” that marking great milestones can be fun as well as drug- and alcohol-free.
Notable response
Kansas University sources have been quick to tout the quality of the school’s existing foreign language programs.
May 25, 2005
Several recent letters to the Journal-World’s Public Forum have responded to the May 14 Saturday Column calling for Kansas University officials to place more emphasis on foreign language instruction. The letter writers, all university faculty members, have defended the university’s offerings, with one writer suggesting KU already was one of the nation’s leaders in this area.
Briefly
May 25, 2005
¢ Study underscores teen driving risks ¢ Cuban exile promises $1M for indictment of leader ¢ Eight more police officers fired in beating ¢ Husband charged in alleged chili scam
From ‘Idol’ to Internet has-been
May 25, 2005
“American Idol” (7 p.m., Fox) wraps up its fourth season with a two-hour spectacle that will seem 90 minutes too long.
Merger puts charities in stronger position
May 25, 2005
Penn House is now part of the Ballard Community Center. The two charities merged Tuesday.
Daily ticker
May 25, 2005
 
City briefs
May 25, 2005
¢ SJHS principal closes out career ¢ Police discover lighters with illegal switchblade ¢ Driver may get deal in fatal hit-and-run
Hidalgo’s two bombs boost Texas
May 25, 2005
Richard Hidalgo is starting to earn the $5 million contract he received in December from the Texas Rangers.
Horoscopes
May 25, 2005
For Wednesday, May 25
KU theater and film students honored
May 25, 2005
Lawrence students grabbed the top awards at ceremonies to honor Kansas University theater and film students.
Billion-dollar endowments new benchmark for universities
May 25, 2005
Crossing the main quad at Boston College, visitors can’t miss the billion-dollar view.
Ford drives Shock, 74-65
May 25, 2005
Cheryl Ford scored 15 points, and the Detroit Shock used a game-ending 20-2 run to stun the San Antonio Silver Stars, 74-65, Tuesday night.
Schneider chooses Wildcats
FSHS track standout: K-State felt ‘like home’
May 25, 2005
On the last day of school, Free State High track standout Danny Schneider finally made up his mind.