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High school athletics season comes to end
May 30, 2005
Several city teams had their final games of the season over the weekend.
Darkroom poetry
Words and images by LHS students
May 30, 2005
In the darkroom, images appear on paper that was white just moments before. The same is true for writing. But neither photos nor words materialize magically; both require the vision of a creator. In this case, the artists were photography and creative writing students at Lawrence High School.
City planning to distribute housing fund surplus
Commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
May 30, 2005
City commissioners will consider funding recommendations from the city’s Housing Trust Fund Board.
Volunteers sought to assist at Jubilee Cafe
May 30, 2005
Jubilee Cafe provides breakfast for in-need community members in a restaurant-style environment. The cafe needs volunteers from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
20 Kansans have died in Iraq, Afghanistan
May 30, 2005
A total of 19 Kansans have died in military combat in Iraq and one in Afghanistan through Friday. They are listed alphabetically.
Johnson wins third Coca-Cola 600
May 30, 2005
His first two victories were popular. This one earned Jimmie Johnson a shower of boos and beer cans.
Well done, Wheldon
Andretti team’s driver wins; Patrick settles for 4th
May 30, 2005
The Andretti jinx is over at the Indianapolis 500. Danica’s era is just beginning.
NBA MVP Nash struggled against Kansas
Jayhawks’ Vaughn, Haase limited Phoenix Suns standout to seven points during 1996 NCAA Tournament
May 30, 2005
One of the best players in the NBA had one of his worst games as a collegian against Kansas University.
Jayhawks qualify for NCAA Outdoor
May 30, 2005
Kansas University qualified a handful of athletes for the NCAA Outdoor track and field championships during the weekend regional in Norman, Okla.
Nebraska wins Big 12 championship, 1-0
Former Lion Ledbetter ties tourney record with hits in seven straight at-bats
May 30, 2005
Right before he was ready to undergo reconstructive surgery on his throwing elbow, Brian Duensing wasn’t sure if he’d ever be back on the mound again for Nebraska.
Pistons feeling the heat
Cooler heads prevail in Miami’s 113-104 victory
May 30, 2005
The final score showed that the Heat defeated the Pistons. The story of the game, however, was how the Pistons beat themselves.
Garland denied ninth victory
Texas’ Mench rifles towering homer in 12-4 win
May 30, 2005
When Kevin Mench turned on the inside fastball, the ball was long gone. So was Chicago White Sox right-hander Jon Garland’s chance to be the first nine-game winner in the major leagues.
Area briefs
May 30, 2005
¢ Summer food program offers lunches this week ¢ Orthodox Church school produces two graduates ¢ Resident reappointed to state volunteer panel ¢ Ottawa University plans relocation ¢ Professor awarded cancer research grant
WWI veteran to be honored today
May 30, 2005
In his 103 years, Lloyd Brown has learned these life lessons: Help out with the dirty work, be fair to your colleagues and follow the rules. But Brown will be honored today because he broke the rules.
People in the news
May 30, 2005
¢ Artist not sure imitations are meant as form of flattery ¢ Mobile phone ring may leave Coldplay out cold ¢ NFL player offers support to high school namesake ¢ Director has garage sale ¢ Oakland residents angered over sale of mayor’s home
Kansan mostly alone in belief that he’s the true pope
May 30, 2005
The weathered blue farmhouse stands just off a dirt road in the rolling hills northwest of Topeka. There are children’s toys lined up in the yard and irises blooming in the garden around a statue of the Virgin Mary. Satellite dishes and solar panels point toward the southern sky.
Operation Lightning under way to battle insurgents in Iraq
May 30, 2005
Iraqi police fought pitched battles with insurgents Sunday as thousands of security forces backed by American troops swept through Baghdad’s streets to flush out militants responsible for killing more than 720 people since Iraq’s new government was announced in April.
Overseas combat raises questions about roles for women
May 30, 2005
During all the months she spent hauling freight and supplies around Iraq, Spc. Amy Bellerive says she never once fired her weapon in anger.
Student hopes to link wildflower plantings with bee survival
Study’s a KU Honey-do
May 30, 2005
It is an idea that Jennifer Hopwood believes is worth buzzing about: Wildflowers planted on Kansas roadsides could play a key role in preserving the state’s 100 species of bees.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
May 30, 2005
The Journal-World has found a gas price as low as $1.87 at several locations around Lawrence.
Departing leader upbeat about schools
State’s education commissioner taking job at KU
May 30, 2005
Despite a school finance formula balled up in litigation and the international spotlight shining on the state’s debate over evolution, Andy Tompkins remains a cheerleader for Kansas schools.
School setting adds touch of class to business office
May 30, 2005
An old school north of Lawrence has found new life as an office building.
Cemetery directory points visitors in right direction
May 30, 2005
There probably isn’t anyone who knows more about the Eudora Cemetery than Tom Tucker.
Wichita’s Orpheum requires $7-9 million for restoration
May 30, 2005
When a group of investors bought the historic Orpheum Theatre, supporters thought it would take a few years and from $2 million to $3 million to restore it to its former glory.
Briefcase
May 30, 2005
¢ China dissatisfied with textile decision ¢ Markets still rise, but more slowly ¢ The week ahead
Tobacco settlement facing increasing challenges
Companies could use loopholes to withhold millions of dollars
May 30, 2005
Three years ago, Steven Bailey’s small tobacco company was growing so fast he could have retired early. Now, he’s fighting for every sale.
In memory of words forgotten
May 30, 2005
A guy died the other day whom you never heard of and whose newspaper work you probably never read. That’s a shame, because Jeremiah V. Murphy was a heck of a writer, and his death last week got me to thinking about the good writing that gets remembered and the good writing that doesn’t.
Neglected memory packs up and leaves
May 30, 2005
I recently celebrated my 50th birthday. Along with the usual cards and gifts, I got a nasty surprise: My memory filed for divorce. Smack in the middle of memory-making season, with graduations and weddings and confirmations coming thick and fast, he up and left me.
Bush owes troops in Iraq an explanation
May 30, 2005
Washington - American troops in Iraq and AfghanAmerican troops in Iraq and Afghanistan deserve the nation’s thanks and respect this Memorial Day. But they deserve more. They deserve a clearer, more realistic explanation from President Bush of their strategic mission and directives that show them precisely how to accomplish it.
Timely action
A local judge and city officials deserve praise for taking quick action to improve the appearance of Memorial Park Cemetery.
May 30, 2005
Sometimes, timing is everything, and it certainly was a well-timed decision by Douglas County District Judge Robert Fairchild to place control of Lawrence’s troubled Memorial Park Cemetery in city hands just days before the Memorial Day holiday.
Horoscopes
May 30, 2005
For Monday, May 30
Can’t stand the heat? Skip ‘Hell’s Kitchen’
May 30, 2005
Reality TV has died and gone to “Hell’s Kitchen” (8 p.m., Fox). OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration. Careful readers of this column know that I’ve been trying to drive a stake through the heart of the reality genre ever since “Survivor” began.
Veteran hopes machine will preserve 21-gun salute
May 30, 2005
Bill Crabb thinks it’s wrong that veterans should be buried without full military honors, including a rifle salute, if their families so desire.
Civics lesson sparks intrastate rivalry
May 30, 2005
Fourth-graders here expected a civics lesson when they suggested that the Lexington Barbecue Festival be named the state’s official food festival.
System allows parents to see what children choose for lunch
May 30, 2005
As Garin Hughes picks through his school-lunch burrito and unidentifiable apple-pear dessert, he has a secret.
Local briefs
May 30, 2005
¢ Highway Patrol offers travel safety tips ¢ T offers discounts to frequent swimmers ¢ Oread Neighborhood plans annual cleanup ¢ Annual tractor ride planned for Saturday ¢ Lawrence author to give reading today
Commentary: ‘Our Larry’ starting to look his age
Physical ailments slow masterful coach at age 64; Brown baffles with flirtation with Cleveland
May 30, 2005
Our Larry is hurting.
Briefly
May 30, 2005
¢ Small plane crashes during race; rescuer dies ¢ Gen. Myers defends treatment of prisoners ¢ Steering wheel tests for alcohol consumption ¢ Ticket against jaywalking chicken dismissed
On the record
May 30, 2005
 
Lawrence Datebook
May 30, 2005
 
Angels hold off Royals, 7-6, to complete three-game sweep
May 30, 2005
As the backup catcher for the Los Angeles Angels, Jose Molina doesn’t get to play much.
Australian makes history at Heartland Park Topeka
May 30, 2005
Australia’s Dave Grubnic become the first driver from outside North America to win an NHRA Top Fuel event Sunday, beating Larry Dixon in the final of the O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Simien, Miles, Langford invited to NBA camp
May 30, 2005
Kansas University’s three NBA draft prospects - Wayne Simien, Aaron Miles and Keith Langford - all have been invited to attend the NBA predraft camp June 7-10 in Chicago.
Comets squeak out win
May 30, 2005
Sheryl Swoopes scored 31 points, including 12 in the second overtime, to lift the Houston Comets over the Indiana Fever 86-78 on Sunday.
Suns hope baby steps start big turnaround
May 30, 2005
After all they’ve accomplished this season, the Phoenix Suns are taking an incredibly humble goal into what could be their 2004-05 finale.
Davenport still standing for U.S.
Lone American left at French Open trips Clijsters
May 30, 2005
Lindsay Davenport’s rocky ride through the French Open continued Sunday, as the lone American remaining in the tournament stayed alive by storming back and beating Kim Clijsters, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, to advance to the quarterfinals for first time since 1999.
VFW mobilizes effort to collect supplies for Iraqi schoolchildren
May 30, 2005
A Lawrence veterans group has joined a national effort to provide Iraqi children with much-needed school supplies.
Nebraskans show some skin for hospital’s calendar fund-raiser
May 30, 2005
Raymond Whitwer sat bare-chested, bare-legged, immersed in a newspaper at the public library here recently.
Offices closed for holiday
May 30, 2005
All city, county and state offices will be closed today for the Memorial Day holiday, as will federal offices and federal and state courts.
White House winnowing list of potential justices
May 30, 2005
The White House has laid the groundwork to place more conservatives on the Supreme Court, scrutinizing the legal views of a shrinking list of candidates amid speculation that Chief Justice William Rehnquist soon will step down.
Climbers rescued after 3 days in blizzard
May 30, 2005
Don Jardine and two climbing partners had spent days digging their tents out of deep snow and waiting for a chance to continue their bone-chilling expedition on Canada’s highest mountain.
Six people found shot to death at neighboring Ohio farmhouses
May 30, 2005
Six people, including two children, were found shot to death Sunday morning in neighboring farmhouses, and investigators believe one of the dead was responsible for the slayings, a sheriff’s officer said.
Religious ridicule
May 30, 2005
My wife and I attended Kansas University’s retirement dinner Thursday night and heard our chancellor and provost ridicule the “religious” members of the State Board of Education. The chancellor criticized their position on evolution because of the large amount of empirical evidence supposedly supporting evolution. The provost jested that when these board members finish with evolution, they would begin to deal with the issue of sexual behavior. This latter comment followed the chancellor’s leading and the recognition that professor Dennis Dailey was among the retirees.
Enough process
May 30, 2005
In a letter (Public Forum, May 26), Mary Davidson understands my indignation on the subject of a vile person that makes the choice to harm a child.
Cardinals can’t solve Hernandez
Washington starter wraps up first five-win month of his career in 3-2 victory
May 30, 2005
The Washington Nationals had the right pitcher on the mound to end their five-game losing streak.