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Births
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On the street
Photo galleries
Spring soccer underway - Game 4/5/06 God's Country Duathlon
Podcasts
Polls
Will KU baseball beat WSU tonight?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
81%
No
 
18%
Total 193
After only playing one game of the season what do you see as your team's biggest strength?

Poll results

Response Percent
Offense’s ability to drive the ball
 
0%
Teamwork skills
 
0%
Goal keeping
 
0%
Defensive toughness
 
0%
Coaches knowledge of the game
 
0%
Total 0

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Mostly cloudy and warmer conditions expected today
Thunderstorms brewing up for Thursday
April 5, 2006
You can probably leave your coat at home today - temperatures are headed up into the 70s. And you might not need that umbrella, either.
Community theater announces auditions
April 5, 2006
Lawrence Community Theatre will have auditions for “GEORGE M!,” by George Cohan on Monday and Tuesday.
KU diversity conference to feature poet’s speech
April 5, 2006
Poet Angela Cervantes will be the featured speaker at the Kansas University Multicultural Resource Center’s third annual Student Diversity Conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kansas Union.
Leaders aim to reassure city during uncertainty
Amyx chosen as mayor; he and Highberger thank Wildgen for work
April 5, 2006
Don’t worry. Both new Mayor Mike Amyx and outgoing Mayor Boog Highberger on Tuesday sought to reassure Lawrence residents that city government will operate smoothly, although several key leadership positions are in flux.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
April 5, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.44 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Lions speedy in doubleheader sweep
April 5, 2006
From base stealing to bench players retrieving foul balls, the Lawrence High baseball squad was on the run in its doubleheader sweep of Leavenworth on Tuesday at Ice Field.
Israel fires missiles at Abbas’ compound
April 5, 2006
Israeli warplanes fired three missiles into the Gaza City compound of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday in response to Palestinian rocket fire - the first such Israeli attack since the violent Islamic group Hamas took power last week.
Tougher Augusta catches Tiger’s eye
April 5, 2006
The first tee shot of a crisp Tuesday morning sailed against a sunlit sky and disappeared into a bunker.
Horoscopes
April 5, 2006
For Wednesday, April 5
When out with your dog, it pays to be a quicker picker-upper
Residents also should remember to keep pooches on a leash
April 5, 2006
When it comes to cleaning up after his dog, Mike Wagner isn’t perfect.
No-no an uh-oh? Oh, boy
Humphreys throws no-hitter, but unearned runs doom KU
April 5, 2006
Tossing a one-hitter and losing was bad enough. “Throwing a no-hitter and losing stinks,” Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge said.
Proper seed spacing, depth gives garden veggies a fighting chance
April 5, 2006
While the text on the back of a package of vegetable seeds doesn’t offer the most engaging reading ever, it contains useful information for planning your garden.
Dooley to interview at Wilmington
April 5, 2006
Kansas University assistant basketball coach Joe Dooley will interview for the UNC-Wilmington head-coaching job today in Wilmington, N.C.
Ten chef visits ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
April 5, 2006
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week as Randy Dickson, executive chef for Ten restaurant and the Jayhawker Bar at the Eldridge Hotel, shares exclusive recipes.
Make the perfect hard-cooked egg for Easter festivities
April 5, 2006
Boiling makes eggs tough and rubbery. If you cook eggs too long or use heat that’s too high, they also can turn green.
Lawrence datebook
April 5, 2006
Indians spoil Sox ceremony
Chicago players presented with World Series rings
April 5, 2006
As the Chicago White Sox were getting their rings, the Cleveland Indians were getting ready for the game.
As DeLay leaves, ethics issues may not
April 5, 2006
Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, will soon be gone from Capitol Hill, but Republicans anxious about November’s elections still face a pressing political question: Will the ethics woes that he came to symbolize disappear with him?
Daily ticker
April 5, 2006
Petition effort seeks probe of abortion patient’s death
April 5, 2006
Abortion foes are taking advantage of a seldom-used Kansas law that allows citizens to call for a grand jury investigation when they think local law enforcement agencies have failed to act.
24 of 32 Wisconsin towns vote for withdrawal from Iraq
April 5, 2006
Twenty-four of 32 Wisconsin communities approved referendums Tuesday calling for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, while eight others voted against such measures.
People in the news
April 5, 2006
¢ Couric headed for CBS? ¢ Wedding question tensions ¢ Rap mogul seeks bankruptcy
FSHS swimmers win three-team meet
April 5, 2006
Free State High beat its crosstown rival Tuesday, tallying 261 points in a three-team meet at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Happy, happy Abby
Lions’ Vestal scores twice in 3-0 soccer win over Firebirds
April 5, 2006
To the untrained soccer eye, it looked like a case of a player in the right place at the right time.
Blue gets last shot in shoot-out with Red
April 5, 2006
A cool breeze and bright sunny weather, plus plenty of points on the scoreboard, made for a perfect day at the Youth Sports Inc. soccer fields on Saturday for the Kaw Valley Soccer Association’s opening weekend of the spring season.
Houston’s goal wins game for Phantoms
April 5, 2006
It was a classic battle of boys versus girls Saturday at Youth Sports Inc. The all girl 10U Blue Devils hit the field against the all boy 10U Blue Phantoms for the two teams’ season-opener in the Club division.
Keeping K.C. teams important locally
April 5, 2006
Bob Sanner couldn’t be sure how he would have voted had he lived in Jackson County, Mo. - residents there have had a lot of information to digest, he said.
Home and its owner will persevere after storm
Despite damage from walnut tree, resident will repair residence
April 5, 2006
Shari Head’s roof and front porch will have to be replaced.
Red, white and raw: Versatile onion adds flavor to meals
April 5, 2006
From now until August, growers across the United States will be shipping juicy, crisp, sweet, fresh onions to local grocers. The vegetable is easy to prepare, provides a healthy dose of nutrients and phytochemicals, and can add zest to most any meal.
Kansas gunning for WSU sweep
April 5, 2006
His teammates now know him as “The Quote.”
On the record
April 5, 2006
Marlins pummel Pettitte
April 5, 2006
The rookie-laden Florida Marlins looked like old pros against Andy Pettitte. Miguel Cabrera hit one of four Florida homers, and the Marlins roughed up Pettitte for 10 runs and 13 hits Tuesday in an 11-2 rout of the Houston Astros.
Duke star’s return falls short of goal
Fifth-year senior Currie frustrated again
April 5, 2006
One goal drove Monique Currie when she decided to return for one last season at Duke.
Turtle power reigns
Terps rally from 13 down, shock Devils
April 5, 2006
Maryland’s players celebrated on the court, laughing and hugging and bouncing up and down.
Massachusetts lawmakers pass bill to require health insurance for everyone
April 5, 2006
Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday that would make Massachusetts the first state to require that all its residents have some form of health insurance.
Homeland Security press aide arrested
Investigation brings online porn charges
April 5, 2006
The deputy press secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was arrested Tuesday for using the Internet to seduce what he thought was a teenage girl, authorities said.
How to get extra mileage from treadmill purchase
April 5, 2006
Treadmills provide workouts to more Americans than any other piece of exercise equipment.
Delta pilots OK strike
Carrier claims action would end business
April 5, 2006
Delta Air Lines Inc. pilots, angered by management’s effort to throw out their contract and impose deep pay cuts, voted by a wide margin to authorize a strike, union leaders said Tuesday.
Chronic sleep problems affect millions, cost billions
April 5, 2006
Chronic sleeping problems afflict as many as 70 million Americans, costing the nation billions in medical expenses, accidents and lost productivity, a new study reports.
Levee breaks inundate already soggy California
April 5, 2006
Two levees broke Tuesday in California’s chief agricultural region, flooding a trailer park, threatening other homes in Merced and inundating farmland near Sacramento.
Kentucky’s Rondo declares for draft
Wildcats’ leading scorer, rebounder says he’ll hire an agent
April 5, 2006
Guard Rajon Rondo is giving up his last two years at Kentucky to enter the NBA Draft and will hire an agent, ending his college eligibility.
Fairy tale science
April 5, 2006
To the editor: Your March 23 article about the “Evolution Is A Fairy-Tale For Grown Ups” billboard on Interstate 35 brought interesting responses.
Kids keep pace in God’s Country duathlon
Local race draws kids from Kansas City to Riverfront Park
April 5, 2006
More than 20 kids came out bright and early on April Fool’s Day to Riverfront Park. They weren’t there to play pranks or make jokes. They were there to race. Kids ages 10 and younger participated in the youth division of the God’s Country Duathlon at 9 a.m.
Flint Hills ‘treasure’ gets $1M boost
Koch foundation grant nurtures goal to acquire tallgrass preserve
April 5, 2006
The grass just got greener at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
Community rallies around injured student
15-year-old may lose leg after collision
April 5, 2006
When Steve Stemmerman walked into Billy Baker’s hospital room Sunday night, the boy could barely move.
Voters split on stadium upgrades
April 5, 2006
Jackson County voters approved a sales tax measure Tuesday that makes sure the Chiefs and Royals will stay in Kansas City another 25 years, but turned thumbs down on a separate business tax that would have put a rolling roof over both stadiums.
Lawrence sees mumps surge
Health authorities confirm three new cases
April 5, 2006
In 1988, Douglas County was the center of one of the biggest epidemics of mumps in recent American history. Now officials have a wary eye on a new outbreak.
Obesity rate steady among women
April 5, 2006
The rapid rise in obesity has stalled among women in the United States, the first sign that the epidemic may be peaking, federal health officials reported Tuesday.
Donate blood today, give ‘A Buck for Buck’
April 5, 2006
Donate blood today at the Community Blood Center, 1410 Kasold Drive, and the center will donate a dollar toward the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo.
Associate vice provost positions are filled
April 5, 2006
Kansas University has appointed two associate vice provosts for student success: Lori Reesor and Frank DeSalvo. They will begin the new positions this summer.
Lecompton voters elect three to council
April 5, 2006
Voters hit the polls Tuesday in Lecompton to decide three City Council seats.
Bad buzz
Caffeine revs up energy, but too much can raise heart rate, blood pressure
April 5, 2006
During the first few months of the year, Eric Costlow doesn’t allow much separation between himself and a cup of coffee or a Diet Mountain Dew.
Freshman verve: Young Firebirds deliver big in softball sweep
April 5, 2006
She liked them before, but Allie Hock has a whole new respect for her younger teammates now.
Woodling: Miracles not boys anymore
April 5, 2006
Chris Piper will turn 42 in July. Milt Newton’s 41st birthday will be in August. Danny Manning will hit the Big Four-Oh next month. Kevin Pritchard will be 39 in July.
KU football notebook
April 5, 2006
Kansas University will get a taste of Friday night football this fall.
Big 12 honors Settlemier, Humphreys
April 5, 2006
Kansas University’s Serena Settlemier and Kassie Humphreys have swept Big 12 Conference weekly softball awards.
Firebirds’ Pipkin inks
April 5, 2006
Free State High boys tennis player Keith Pipkin signed a letter of intent Tuesday to continue his career next season at Johnson County Community College.
Baker announces 2006 football schedule
April 5, 2006
Baker University will open the 2006 football season Sept. 2 against Benedictine in Atchison.
City football athletes tapped for All-Star tilt
April 5, 2006
Four athletes from Lawrence high schools were selected to play in the Greater Kansas City Football All-Star Game, scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff June 15 at William Jewell College.
Free State rolls, 10-0
April 5, 2006
Travis Blankenship continued a string of strong pitching performances for the Free State High baseball team, tossing a two-hit shutout as the Firebirds remained unbeaten with a 10-0 victory over Olathe Northwest in a game shortened to five innings at the College Boulevard Athletic Complex.
Lions win pair
April 5, 2006
Dequesne Sprow pitched every inning for Lawrence High’s softball squad in its season-opening doubleheader Tuesday at Shawnee Mission South, and she earned two wins in the process.
Marjoram-scented pears fine for spring
April 5, 2006
For a delicious, springtime dessert, try these Marjoram-Scented Pears.
Professor to discuss U.S. political parties
April 5, 2006
Allan Cigler, Chancellor’s Club teaching professor of political science at Kansas University, will give a lecture at 7:30 tonight in Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union.
Science education series starts at KU
April 5, 2006
Lawrence Krauss, physics professor at Case Western Reserve University, kicked off a four-part series on science education Tuesday at Kansas University.
KU students share tales of meatpacking towns
April 5, 2006
Crystal Viurquez grew up in East Garden Village, the largest trailer park in Garden City.
Bering Strait crossing leads to detention
April 5, 2006
Russian authorities have detained an American and a British citizen in the far east after the pair made a rare crossing by foot of a frozen 56-mile stretch of the Bering Strait, officials said Tuesday.
Embattled leader agrees to step down
April 5, 2006
In a stunning about-face, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced Tuesday he would step down, bowing to a mounting opposition campaign seeking his ouster over allegations of corruption and abuse of power.
Paris protests of job law turn violent
April 5, 2006
Hooligan violence dominated television coverage of the demonstration in the streets of Paris, but for leaders of the nationwide protests against a new employment law, Tuesday was a success: Yet again, they brought out more than a million demonstrators to prove their point.
Rights group releases detailed report on alleged rendition flights
April 5, 2006
In its most detailed report yet on alleged secret rendition flights of terror suspects, Amnesty International said three former detainees have lent support to the idea that eastern European countries may have been involved in secret CIA flights to so-called “black site” prisons.
Murder unsettles N. Ireland politics
April 5, 2006
A former Sinn Fein official recently exposed as a British spy was found fatally shot Tuesday after apparently being tortured, police said - a slaying certain to send shock waves through Northern Ireland’s peace process.
A rare moment in time
April 5, 2006
If you’re not a purist, you can consider the time as 01-02-03-04-05-06 this afternoon: at 1:02 p.m. and three seconds on 04-05-06.
House commends police in congressional scuffle
April 5, 2006
Rep. Cynthia McKinney may be taking on the police, but her colleagues aren’t backing her. In fact, they are sponsoring a resolution praising police for their professionalism.
Garth Brooks’ ex-wife kidnapped
April 5, 2006
Country singer Garth Brooks’ ex-wife was kidnapped at gunpoint by a man who worked on her farm.
Wal-Mart plans urban stores
April 5, 2006
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to build more than 50 stores in urban areas during the next two years and, sounding more governmental than corporate, said it also would create programs to support small businesses - including its competitors - in the process.
Bird flu could turn costly for insurance
April 5, 2006
In a typical year, 36,000 Americans die from common influenza strains. U.S. life insurance companies incorporate those projected deaths into their grim calculations to remain profitable.
Commodities
April 5, 2006
Pearson lands Census contract
April 5, 2006
Pearson Government Solutions announced Tuesday that it had secured a contract to compile data as part of the 2010 U.S. Census.
U.N. cites rapid spread of bird flu
April 5, 2006
The deadly bird flu virus has spread at lightning speed over the past three months, infecting birds in 30 new countries - double the number previously stricken since 2003, the U.N.’s bird flu point man said Tuesday.
Abusive priest sent to Missouri facility
April 5, 2006
A former Roman Catholic priest who served five years in prison for molesting three altar boys and a fourth young man will spend the rest of his life at a facility for abusive priests.
Salina cites potential for water contamination
April 5, 2006
City officials are growing concerned that a large plume of contaminated groundwater could hit Salina wells within the next eight years unless steps are taken soon to divert it.
Outstanding women are honored
April 5, 2006
Kansas University presented awards to strong women young and old Tuesday at the annual KU Women’s Recognition Program.
Iraqi vice president joins call for P.M. to step down
April 5, 2006
An Iraqi vice president called Tuesday for the embattled Shiite prime minister to step aside so a new government can be formed, becoming the most senior Shiite official publicly to endorse demands for a leadership change to halt the slide toward civil war.
Mideast nations have talks on Iraq
April 5, 2006
Top intelligence officers from several Arab countries and Turkey have been meeting secretly to coordinate their governments’ strategies in case civil war erupts in Iraq and in an attempt to block Iran’s interference in the war-torn nation, Arab diplomats said Tuesday.
Genocide charges filed against Saddam
April 5, 2006
Iraqi authorities filed genocide charges against Saddam Hussein on Tuesday, accusing the ousted ruler and six others in a 1980s crackdown that killed an estimated 100,000 Kurds in northern Iraq.
Amazing Race’ takes detour to new night
April 5, 2006
CBS has reshuffled its schedule, moving “Amazing Race 9” (7 p.m.) to Wednesday nights. Its ratings had been sliding on Tuesday nights. In tonight’s competition, several teams experience a meltdown in Sicily.
Superheroes take class from sci-fi to science
April 5, 2006
Could an overdose of gamma rays really transform someone into the Incredible Hulk? Was Superman defying Einstein’s theory of relativity when he flew faster than the speed of light?
Truth comes too late in Texas
April 5, 2006
It’s too late for the truth to be of any help to Ruben Cantu. He was executed by the state of Texas 13 years ago after being convicted in a 1984 robbery and murder that left one man dead and another badly wounded. He was 17 at the time of the crime.
Still a nation of immigrants
April 5, 2006
Like millions of Americans, I have been following the increasingly strident debates over immigration policy with great interest. I’m only sure about one thing: Current immigration laws aren’t working. The issue of immigration reform is a terribly complex one and one that crosses traditional political lines. It is also not new; Americans have been arguing about immigration almost since the beginning of this nation.
Baker message
April 5, 2006
To the editor: Saturday, April 1, thanks to the University Women’s Club scholarship benefit, I found myself sitting spellbound as a member of Nancy Kassebaum Baker’s listening audience.
Inconsistencies
April 5, 2006
To the editor: It took six years to pass a law in Kansas requiring booster car seats for young kids.
Not safer
April 5, 2006
To the editor: I am deeply upset about the passing of the concealed weapons law.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
April 5, 2006
Secretaries and custodians in the Lawrence school system were given 8.1 and 9.1 percent salary increases for the coming year.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
April 5, 2006
While Kansas University faculty members were losing the battle for higher salary increases via the Kansas Legislature, some on the faculty said those who were running the university appeared to be getting more than their share of the pot. Of the 16 key administrative posts at KU, only four were below the average for administrators at schools with enrollments of 20,000 or more students. Faculty members here said they felt they should be getting a more “comparable share of the pie.”
DeLay’s departure weakens Bush
April 5, 2006
Washington - Symbolically as well as practicSymbolically as well as practically, the departure of Tom DeLay from Congress signals the end of an era of Republican dominance. The question now is whether the retreat that clearly has begun will turn into a rout.
International view
A university study abroad program allows students to learn about Italy - and about themselves.
April 5, 2006
The messages written by Kansas University students studying in Italy and published in Tuesday’s Journal-World offer a perfect illustration of why it is so important for Americans to be exposed to and gain greater appreciation for foreign cultures.
Vote anniversary
April 5, 2006
To the editor: April 5 is the first anniversary of the passage of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Kansas, although a majority in Douglas County voted against it.
Coyotes Wrestling Club state results
April 5, 2006
The Coyotes Wrestling Club competed in state competition and came away with three novice state champions.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
April 5, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 5, 1906: “Election in Lawrence passed very quietly with no contests and no surprises except in the Third Ward where A.L. Cox was sprung as a surprise.”
Coach’s teams square off in 6U battle
April 5, 2006
On Saturday the 6U Jayhawks and Bobcats share were sharing more than the same coach, Johnny Paradise, or the practice field, they needed to share players so the game could take place.