Archive for Friday, April 7, 2006

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Chat with David Corliss, Lawrence’s interim city manager
April 7, 2006
Corliss discusses taking on former city manager Mike Wildgen’s role, downtown sprinklers, and affordable housing concerns.
Woman pleads guilty in morphine case
April 7, 2006
A nursing home caregiver accused of stealing morphine from two patients pleaded guilty this morning in Douglas County District Court.
Chance for thunderstorms in afternoon
April 7, 2006
The Lawrence area escaped the severe weather that brought tornadoes to parts of Kansas Thursday. However, another round of storms is possible again today, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Dog trainer awaiting hearing
Woman suspected in prison escape hasn’t posted bond
April 7, 2006
The Kansas dog trainer who was captured in February in Tennessee and accused of helping a convicted murderer escape from the Lansing Correctional Facility remains in jail on $100,000 bond.
Raiders next test for KU
April 7, 2006
He was disappointed, sure. But it didn’t long for Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price to put his team’s 4-0 loss to Wichita State on Wednesday in perspective.
Campus mumps information
April 7, 2006
Tigers flash power
April 7, 2006
Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey allowed six home runs to Detroit on Thursday night, tying the post-1900 major-league record in the Texas Rangers’ 10-6 loss to the Tigers.
Lions’ soccer coach encouraged by 3-0 setback
April 7, 2006
Getting married and having children were two of the three proudest moments in Lawrence High girls soccer coach Matt Anderson’s life.
Representative apologizes for scuffle
April 7, 2006
With a grand jury investigating and little support from House colleagues, Rep. Cynthia McKinney reversed course and apologized Thursday for an altercation in which she entered a Capitol building unrecognized, refused to stop when asked by a police officer and then hit him.
Senators join forces, compromise on immigration bill
April 7, 2006
Putting aside party differences, Senate Republicans and Democrats coalesced Thursday around compromise legislation that holds out the hope of citizenship to many of the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States unlawfully.
Penalties stiffer for attacking homeless
April 7, 2006
The governor of Maine signed legislation Thursday to stiffen the penalty for those convicted of attacking homeless people.
On the record
April 7, 2006
Lawrence datebook
April 7, 2006
Health department cites 4 restaurants
April 7, 2006
The state health department has cited four restaurants in Douglas County, claiming they violated the state’s food code.
House budget collapses amid GOP feuding
April 7, 2006
House GOP leaders failed Thursday to deliver a $2.8 trillion budget blueprint, sending lawmakers home for the Easter holiday and possibly into the fall election with deficits on the rise and no plan to contain them.
Prosecutors say suspect in fatality might have been racing illegally
April 7, 2006
The Kansas Highway Patrol was investigating the possibility that organized illegal street racing might have contributed to an accident that killed a former football coach.
Boat capsizes, killing 69
April 7, 2006
A boat ferrying passengers to a traditional festival overturned off the coast of Djibouti on Thursday, killing at least 69 people, an official said.
Palestinian P.M. rejects Abbas’ attempts to diminish Hamas’ power
April 7, 2006
The new Palestinian prime minister said Thursday that his Cabinet will take control of the Palestinian security forces, putting his Hamas-led government on a collision course with President Mahmoud Abbas.
Flawed individuals’
The lack of remorse shown by former Westar CEO David Wittig makes it hard
April 7, 2006
The dealings of former Westar executive David Wittig bring to mind the adage “pride goeth before the fall.”
Libby links Bush to CIA leak
Cheney’s ex-aide testifies on role of president
April 7, 2006
In 2003, President Bush said he wanted to get to the bottom of the Valerie Plame affair and that “I want to know the truth.” On Thursday, a federal prosecutor’s version suggested Bush and his vice president played a key role.
Tuttle named chair of La Leche board
April 7, 2006
Jane Tuttle was elected chairwoman of the La Leche League International board of directors during a meeting March 11-12 in Schaumburg, Ill. The board of directors has 13 members from around the world. Jane was first elected to the board in 2004 and most recently served as the secretary.
Coldwell agent receives ‘elite’ honor
April 7, 2006
Cheri Drake, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate, has been named to the Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite.
Hedges Realtor gets online certification
April 7, 2006
Chris Morris, of Hedges Realty Executives in Lawrence, has successfully completed the Realtor e-PRO course to earn certification offered through the National Association of Realtors.
At least 13 die in explosion at shrine
April 7, 2006
Bombs packed inside a minibus exploded Thursday outside one of the holiest shrines in Shiite Islam, shattering ancient tombs and enveloping pilgrims in balls of flame.
U.S. won’t seek seat on Human Rights Council
April 7, 2006
The United States said Thursday it will not seek a seat on the new U.N. Human Rights Council this year, a decision that drew strong criticism from rights groups and members of Congress.
Britain confirms first bird flu case
April 7, 2006
Britain confirmed its first case of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in a wild swan on Thursday, setting the stage for concerns the disease could spread across the Atlantic.
Killings of boys set off protests against crime
April 7, 2006
Protesters enraged by the killings of three boys in a ransom kidnapping took to the streets Thursday accusing President Hugo Chavez of inaction against rampant crime, saying he has divided Venezuelans with his frequent tirades.
Congressman gunned down by assailants
April 7, 2006
Gunmen on a motorcycle killed an opposition congressman as he stepped out of his party’s headquarters Thursday, several blocks from where the president was launching a plan to put 2,400 ex-soldiers on the streets to back up police.
City alerted to dwindling rainy day fund
April 7, 2006
The city’s primary “savings account” to use for a rainy day will dwindle significantly by 2008 if commissioners continue to spend at their current rate, the city’s top financial executive said Thursday.
Suspected migrant smuggler killed
April 7, 2006
The Cuban coast guard shot at three suspected migrant smugglers from the United States who refused orders to halt their boat as it neared the island, killing one, official media reported Thursday.
University gets grant for business education
April 7, 2006
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts on Thursday announced a $343,000 grant to Kansas University’s Center for Research for International Business Education. The grant funds the operation of a regional center for international business education.
Private prisons
April 7, 2006
To the editor: I am writing to inform the citizens of Lawrence and the surrounding areas of an important piece of legislation that is currently in progress in Topeka.
Figures clarified
April 7, 2006
To the editor: Regarding the article “Two title insurance policies preferred” by David W. Myers in the March 31 edition of your paper, Mr. Myers’ comments regarding title insurance are definitely not applicable to the state of Kansas.
New structure would serve city
April 7, 2006
OK. We - through our city commissioners - have sought and received the resignation of our city manager. That’s the commission’s right, and, in a year or so, they can be held accountable for their actions. We’ll hire a new manager, and we’ll move on. If you like the status quo, this is all right, but why don’t we take this opportunity to think more deeply about our form of government.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 7, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 7, 1906: “Oklahoma is having what it considers great floods but just wait until the loitering Kaw here goes on another rampage and shows all the others how it is done. We had a bitter winter; may we have a mild, floodless spring.
Prime minister says he won’t resign over law
April 7, 2006
Some 2,000 angry students massed on railroad tracks in Paris on Thursday, halting international train traffic in a fresh push to force a new youth labor law off the books.
Tarasova sets record in hammer
April 7, 2006
Kansas University freshman Zlata Tarasova broke the school record for hammer throw with a toss of 195-feet, 10-inches Thursday at the Texas Relays.
Mumps outbreak worsens
KU students make up 16 of 21 confirmed cases
April 7, 2006
Ten more cases of mumps have been found in Douglas County, health authorities said Thursday, bringing the total to 21.
Old Home Town- 25 years ago
April 7, 2006
A local consultant said he was encouraged by talks with J.C. Penney people about expanding Penney’s local retailing store and said there seemed to be a good chance Penney could be a major player in any retail renovation here.
Free State soccer shut out again, 5-0
April 7, 2006
The Free State High girls soccer team was blanked for the second time this week, falling 5-0 Thursday to Olathe Northwest at the College Boulevard Activities Complex.
Free State softball falls to SMNW
April 7, 2006
Free State High absorbed its first softball losses of the season Thursday, falling to Shawnee Mission Northwest, 7-0 and 5-1. The Firebirds had won their first four games.
K.C. saloon sues county over permit rejection
April 7, 2006
Wyandotte County officials who developers say initially granted a request to bring a bar to a shopping district near the Kansas Speedway now face a legal battle after denying a special-use application for the Coyote Ugly Saloon.
Lawrence High baseball falters late
April 7, 2006
The rain held off during Lawrence High’s baseball game against Shawnee Mission West, but the Vikings didn’t.
Englewood florists earn design prizes
April 7, 2006
Carol Schneider and Janis Harvey, florists at Englewood Florist in Lawrence, earned prizes during the Kansas State Florists Assn.’s spring conference and design contest in Russell.
Singh leads ordinary day 1
April 7, 2006
For all the dread that Augusta National went over the top with its latest round of changes, the Masters sure looked familiar on Thursday.
Fired worker suspected of planting bombs
April 7, 2006
A former air traffic controller suspected of planting homemade bombs outside five Colorado homes will be returned there to face possible federal charges.
Fire kills five, including three young children
April 7, 2006
A fire on Thursday in a house with inoperative smoke alarms killed five people, including three young children, in Honesdale in the Pocono Mountains.
Guard to stand trial in case of teen runaway
April 7, 2006
A school security guard accused of sex crimes with a teen runaway was ordered Thursday to stand trial after the woman described how he allegedly kept her in a small room in his house for a decade.
Former NYC mayor Giuliani testifies at Moussaoui trial
April 7, 2006
Rudy Giuliani made a powerful case Thursday for the execution of Zacarias Moussaoui, riveting the jury with horrific details of Sept. 11 as Moussaoui made fun of the catastrophe.
Mafia cops’ guilty of murder
April 7, 2006
Mafia cops forever. That’s what a Brooklyn jury branded two former NYPD detectives Thursday - finding them guilty of betraying their badges and the city in an evil mob compact sealed by greed and murder.
Slavic library to be dedicated at KU
April 7, 2006
The Fan and Stephen J. Parker Slavic Library will be formally dedicated at 4 p.m. today in Room 2120 at Wescoe Hall.
Fire departments plan ‘live burn’ training
April 7, 2006
A Jefferson County fire department plans a “live burn” training exercise Saturday morning meant to replicate a real house fire. The exercise will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Spirit Lake Retreat Center, 12639 Horse Creek Drive, and will be conducted by the Kentucky Township fire department. Firefighters from the city of Perry as well as from Kentucky, Rural and Fairview townships will take part.
Leavenworth staff to lead Afghanistan talk
April 7, 2006
Officers and students at Fort Leavenworth’s Command and General Staff College will lead a talk on Afghanistan from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today at Kansas University’s Hall Center for the Humanities.
Wellsville fire chief, firefighter injured
April 7, 2006
Wellsville’s fire chief and another firefighter suffered injuries Thursday evening while fighting a house fire that did major damage in southeastern Franklin County.
Horoscopes
April 7, 2006
People in the news
April 7, 2006
Maxim celebrates 100th issue with large cover
Country music gets reflective
April 7, 2006
Country singer Tim McGraw performs in a New York club and from his Nashville home on the special “Tim McGraw: Reflected” (7 p.m., NBC). Hank Williams Jr. will join him for one number and an orchestra will accompany him for another. His famous wife, Faith Hill, joins him for a duet.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
April 7, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.54 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
April 7, 2006
Construction was planned on a $1 million addition and air control project at the FMC Corp. plant here. Maynard Stark was general manager.
GOP should remember Hispanic numbers
April 7, 2006
Bill Frist and Dennis Hastert should paste these numbers on their bathroom mirrors and think about them each morning while they shave:
Downtown’s value sparks call for fire sprinklers
April 7, 2006
One tipped-over candle is all it would take to wipe out more than 100 years of Lawrence history.
Suns small without Stoudemire
April 7, 2006
With no Amare Stoudemire coming to the rescue, the slumping Phoenix Suns know that their speed and scoring are the keys to survival in the postseason.
Self expected high rankings
April 7, 2006
On the road recruiting the past couple of days, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self hasn’t had time to read the many newspaper and Web-site articles proclaiming his Jayhawks a top-six-ranked team for next season.
Baseball forum slated at KU school of law
April 7, 2006
Baseball attorney Steven Fehr from the players’ side and Rob Manfred from the management side will partake in a forum on the sport’s burning legal and business topics Monday evening at the Kansas University School of Law, room 104 of Green Hall.
Augusta critics should stop complaining
Improvements in equipment have made changes at Masters golf course necessary
April 7, 2006
Everybody’s playing the same course this week, correct? Half the field isn’t playing Augusta National Diabolical and the other half Augusta National Putt-Putt?
Study: Black athlete grad rate rises
Twenty-four percent jump found from 1984 to 2004
April 7, 2006
The number of black athletes getting diplomas across all NCAA Division I sports jumped 24 percentage points from 1984 to 2004, marking big gains for a demographic that once recorded just 35 percent graduation success, according to a study released Thursday.
Hitting his stride at 75
Heitzman consummate late bloomer
April 7, 2006
The grown man is sitting at his dining-room table, looking back on the infant stages of his athletic career and talking about the former Kansas University basketball players whose hustle helped to motivate him.
Lawrence ‘senior-heavy;’ Firebirds hungry
April 7, 2006
Coaches hope for senior leadership, regardless of the sport.
LHS softball sweeps
April 7, 2006
Seniors Drew Huff and Erin Miller were a combined 0-for-6 on the day.
Woodling: Begging by KU improper
April 7, 2006
I don’t pretend to follow Kansas University student politics, but in skimming the campus newspaper the other day I noticed an election is coming up next week.
Document reveals Judas’ side of events
April 7, 2006
For 2,000 years Judas has been reviled for betraying Jesus. Now a newly translated ancient document seeks to tell his side of the story.
Math, science academy gets final approval
April 7, 2006
Budding math and science whizzes take note. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed into law a bill establishing the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science.
Farm bureau honors J-W, 6News story
April 7, 2006
A Lawrence Journal-World and 6News story about the effect of rising fuel costs on custom crop harvesters won the Kansas Farm Bureau’s 2006 agricultural writing award, the Kansas Press Assn. announced Wednesday.
Treatment center’s victims urge increased oversight
April 7, 2006
Two victims of a notorious treatment center Thursday urged lawmakers to increase protections of mentally ill Kansans.
FSHS baseball squanders chances
April 7, 2006
Thirteen was the Free State High baseball team’s unlucky number Thursday.
Back on Top of the Hill
Lawrence’s renowned concert event makes dramatic return
April 7, 2006
Chris Tolle was one of more than 10,000 people who huddled on Kansas University’s Campanile hill when Pearl Jam took the stage in 1992.
Survival of the consolidated?
Rural town, county leaders propose united government to offset declining populations
April 7, 2006
Some city and county leaders in parts of western Kansas are trying a novel approach to combat a trend toward declining populations in rural communities.
Homeowners: Keep documents for tax purposes
April 7, 2006
We have just finished completing our income-tax return, and now we’re looking at mounds of monthly mortgage statements and receipts that go back several years. When can we finally throw some of this stuff away?
Judgment Day
Ruling in copyright case could have lasting effect
April 7, 2006
A summer blockbuster, a best-selling book and some disgruntled once-obscure authors all are playing roles in a legal drama set to climax today with a judge’s ruling in London.
Soldiers sent off to war
April 7, 2006
Pfc. Richard A. Faith Jr., of Ozawkie, on Thursday held his almost 1-year-old twins - one under each arm - as he talked with family and friends.
City selling mulch
April 7, 2006
The city forestry division’s annual mulch sale continues from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - or until supplies run out - Saturday at the composting facility, 1420 E. 11th St. The sale began Thursday.
Washington Post reporter to speak
April 7, 2006
Juliet Eilperin, national reporter for the Washington Post, will deliver the inaugural Muncy Journalism and Politics Lecture on Thursday at Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics.
New party
April 7, 2006
To the editor: What has happened to government of the people, by the people and for the people?
Factions must close power gap to save Iraq
April 7, 2006
The young grandson of a friend of mine was kidnapped two weeks ago in Baghdad on the way home from school. After several harrowing days, the boy was returned following payment of a hefty ransom. The family fled Baghdad.
Vieira to leave ‘The View’ for ‘Today’
April 7, 2006
Already flashing signs of an easy rapport with Matt Lauer four months after their first “blind date,” Meredith Vieira was introduced Thursday as his future “Today” show partner.
Tricky ‘Slevin’ not just by the numbers
April 7, 2006
A chatty man in a wheelchair (Bruce Willis) corners a young stranger in a deserted airport terminal and begins telling him about a crime caper from the 1970s. It involves horse racing, debts to bookies and brutal murders.
Rollins’ streak halted at 38
Cardinals sends Phillies to third straight setback
April 7, 2006
Jimmy Rollins watched the final out with his bat in his hands, turned and walked down the steps of the dugout.
Who’s No. 3? Heck, jury’s still out on 1, 2
April 7, 2006
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino has learned his lesson. When it comes to the quarterback position, a one-deep or two-deep depth chart just won’t do at KU.
Bill aims to rid schools of junk food options
Kids’ nutrition on political plate
April 7, 2006
Mercades Beckum and Shaunta Thompson shake their heads when they consider school without access to junk food and soda.
KU parent update about mumps
April 7, 2006