Archive for Sunday, April 9, 2006

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Redick, Augustus Wooden winners
Duke senior completes sweep of player-of-year awards
April 9, 2006
Duke’s J.J. Redick and LSU’s Seimone Augustus capped their college careers by winning the John R. Wooden awards, presented Saturday to basketball’s players of the year.
New provost’s wife ready for change
April 9, 2006
Janis Lariviere’s office at the University of Texas-Austin is not far from her husband’s, but it feels like it is.
Brewers remain perfect
April 9, 2006
The Milwaukee Brewers are more confident than they’ve been in awhile and having more early success than they’ve had in almost 20 years.
Tigers off to rare 5-0 start
April 9, 2006
Chris Shelton tripled twice and drove in three runs, rookie Justin Verlander pitched seven innings for his first career win, and the Detroit Tigers remained the American League’s only unbeaten team with a 7-0 victory Saturday night over the Texas Rangers.
New ball to limit homers
April 9, 2006
Home runs aren’t likely to be as prevalent during city slow-pitch games this spring and summer.
FSHS takes top honors on track; swims 2nd
April 9, 2006
Free State High track athletes Alysha Valencia and Austin Winn each earned top individual honors Saturday at the Blue Valley Relays.
Veterans power Jayhawks
Settlemier’s blast, Humphreys’ hurling give KU victory
April 9, 2006
Senior Serena Settlemier pounded another home run, junior Kassie Humphreys tied a career high with 13 strikeouts, and the Kansas University softball squad earned a 2-1, 11-inning victory over No. 18-ranked Baylor on Saturday at Getterman Stadium.
Keep municipal bonds out of IRA accounts
April 9, 2006
Q: I want to put $4,000 into my IRA by the April 17 deadline, and I’d like to invest in a municipal-bond fund for safety and dependable income. But I’ve been told these should not go into an IRA. Is that true?
State appeals court sets pet dog’s value at $1,309
April 9, 2006
How much could a pet dog be worth? According to a Kansas appeals court, one Yorkshire terrier, at least, is worth about $1,300.
What are you reading?
April 9, 2006
Missile strikes kill 8 Palestinian militants
April 9, 2006
Two Israeli air strikes killed eight Palestinian militants Saturday in the latest signs that Israel has stepped up its retaliation for Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza since the Islamic militant group Hamas assumed power last week.
Smokers’ haven
Lawrence cigar shop uses exception as rule
April 9, 2006
Lawrence may be a no-smoking town, but light up a cigarette in Rus Spangler’s new shop at the edge of western Lawrence and the worst punishment you’ll face is a give-me-a-break glare and a curt word or two.
Lawyer: Bush left leak details to Cheney
April 9, 2006
President Bush declassified sensitive intelligence in 2003 and authorized its public disclosure to rebut Iraq war critics, but he did not specifically direct that Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, be the one to disseminate the information, an attorney knowledgeable about the case said Saturday.
People in the news
April 9, 2006
A day to remember
Music fans enjoy return of festival
April 9, 2006
Hundreds of Kansas University students and area music fans loafed on the grass just to the east of the Lied Center on Saturday afternoon.
Grandfather alerts drivers to road danger
April 9, 2006
The grandfather of Billy Baker, the boy who was struck by a trailer last weekend, spent Saturday morning trying to slow cars as they drove over a notorious bump on North Second Street.
One killed, one injured in early morning wreck
April 9, 2006
An early morning wreck in Jefferson County on Saturday killed one man and sent another to a hospital with serious injuries.
Bodies of 8 men found in vehicles
April 9, 2006
The bodies of eight men were found Saturday inside four vehicles abandoned in a remote wooded area on a farmer’s property in rural Ontario.
Under post-Katrina pressure, Red Cross administers overhaul
April 9, 2006
Assailed for its many missteps in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the American Red Cross is plunging into a daunting, two-track effort to overhaul its entire disaster response system and the often cumbersome way it governs itself.
Bigger than Texas
UT dean steps up as KU provost
April 9, 2006
At a recent send-off celebration for a retiring colleague at the University of Texas-Austin, Richard W. Lariviere discussed his own move to Lawrence.
3 Marines relieved of duty as probe into massacre continues
April 9, 2006
In the middle of methodically recalling the day his brother’s family was killed, Yaseen’s monotone voice and stream of tears suddenly stopped. He looked up, paused and pleaded: “Please don’t let me say anything that will get me killed by the Americans. My family can’t handle any more.”
McCain electability may charm GOP
April 9, 2006
First Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, now John McCain and the media. Even torrid relationships are perishable. It was only a matter of time before the media turned on their pin-up, and that time has arrived. A rivulet, soon to be a river, of journalism is reporting - as a mystery deciphered, even a scandal unearthed - that McCain, who occupies the Senate seat once held by Barry Goldwater, is a conservative Republican.
Deadline approaches for Sertoma cook-off
April 9, 2006
Area businesses have until Wednesday to register their teams for the Sertoma Club’s Corporate Cook-off and Mixer, set for May 12 at Broken Arrow Park.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 9, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 9, 1906: “A local restaurant man who felt his wife had betrayed him took poison, walked across the street to his room, fell and died immediately.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
April 9, 2006
The KU pom-pon girls were Nancy Miller, Diane Attebery, Karen Dunaway, Shirley Gossett, Dorothea Davis, Karen Renstrom, Parmalee Bates and Cynthia Dickson.
Defining districts that elect women
April 9, 2006
Of the 435 members of the House of Representatives, 65 are women - far more than were there five decades ago but obviously far fewer than their numbers in the population. In their new volume, “Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling: Women and Congressional Elections,” two political scientists come up with some genuinely surprising explanations - and a radical idea for accelerating a change.
Best-selling fiction
April 9, 2006
1. “The Da Vinci Code,” by Dan Brown (Doubleday, $24.95). A murder at the Louvre leads to a trail of clues found in the work of Leonardo and to the discovery of a secret society.
Poet’s Showcase
April 9, 2006
‘Dandelion’ - By Beverly Boyd
Poet presents during healing workshop
April 9, 2006
Lawrence resident Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg recently returned from Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she presented a workshop on poetry and healing for students at the Instituto Cultura de Morales along with community members.
Lied Center announces concert change
April 9, 2006
The Convoy Cubano will be unable to perform as planned April 22 due to problems securing visas, the Lied Center has announced.
Baker chapel fills nuptial gap after Danforth closes
April 9, 2006
Natalie Schmidt’s dream day was almost ruined by weather. Fortunately, the Baldwin High School counselor was able to move her wedding to Baker University, after Kansas University announced Danforth Chapel would be closed until August.
Mentally ill falling through cracks
Those who refuse treatment and break the law end up in jail
April 9, 2006
Robert “Simon” Gilmore is in jail. Again. He’s been arrested eight times in the past three weeks. The last time - April 3 - he asked the judge to leave him in jail for 90 days.
Augusta’s drainage amazing
April 9, 2006
Greetings from Augusta, Ga. : As Chad Campbell continued to lead the tournament at 6 under, play was suspended for the second time Saturday at 7:42 p.m. as darkness descended over the former Fruitland’s Nursery now known as Augusta National Golf Course.
Campbell still leads, but marathon awaits
April 9, 2006
Rain returned to Augusta National. And so did the thrills. On an abbreviated but action-packed Saturday at the Masters, Chad Campbell played four holes without making a par - two birdies to expand his lead, two bogeys to nearly lose it - and remained atop the leaderboard with a growing list of major champions right behind him.
Tennis rolls over Mizzou; rowing falls
April 9, 2006
Kansas University’s tennis team dropped just one match on the day in a 6-1 rout of Missouri at Robinson Courts.
Bush, Reid blame each other for lack of immigration bill
April 9, 2006
Engaging in partisan political warfare, President Bush and the Senate Democratic leader blamed each other Saturday for the Senate’s failure to pass legislation to overhaul immigration laws.
Topps hits rock bottom
Self-inflicted woes forcing baseball card companies to rethink attitude
April 9, 2006
The billboard that appeared Saturday outside AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, said “Trade Barry.” It looked like one of those message ads paid for by concerned citizens, in this case by fans wanting the Giants to dump embattled slugger Barry Bonds.
Ahh, Ozzie
Energetic, refreshing White Sox manager says what he thinks
April 9, 2006
Some 15, 20 years ago, the manager’s office in most major-league clubhouses was an open door for baseball writers, provided the manager wasn’t busy.
Anti-monarchy protests in Nepal turn deadly
April 9, 2006
Nepali security forces fired on stone-throwing protesters Saturday, killing one person and wounding at least five as increasingly violent demonstrations against King Gyanendra spread across the Himalayan nation.
Impromptu protests over jobs law continue
April 9, 2006
French students disrupted a Davis Cup tennis tournament and staged a supermarket sit-in amid impromptu protests Saturday to push the government to revoke a youth jobs law that has divided the nation.
Boeing agrees to pay $15M arms-control fine
April 9, 2006
The Boeing Co. has agreed to pay $15 million to settle federal allegations that it broke the law by selling commercial airplanes equipped with a small chip that has military applications.
Jayhawks can’t get big hit
April 9, 2006
Texas Tech’s baseball squad gave Kansas University a gift Saturday. The Jayhawks destroyed the contents and lost the receipt.
Crew of 3 returns from space station
April 9, 2006
A capsule carrying Brazil’s first astronaut, along with a Russian and an American, landed safely in the freezing Kazakh steppe early today after separating from the international space station and hurtling through the Earth’s atmosphere.
Fun in the front
Pole-sitter Kahne pleased with progress after tough sophomore campaign
April 9, 2006
Kasey Kahne spent most of last year frustrated, trying to figure out why things weren’t going as well as they did during his rookie season.
Today’s action will be televised
April 9, 2006
The Masters will be on television from breakfast until dinner today. Augusta National officials apparently learned their lesson last year and will allow the remainder of the rain-hampered third round to be televised this morning.
Guests announced for Sunday news shows
April 9, 2006
Guest lineup for today’s Sunday TV news shows:
Battle takes third at Texas shot put
April 9, 2006
Kansas University’s Sheldon Battle placed third in Section A of the shot put during Saturday’s final day of the Texas Relays.
KU rowing tumbles in Kansas Cup
April 9, 2006
Kansas State retained the Kansas Cup with a 13-8 rowing victory over Kansas University on Saturday on the Kansas River at Burcham Park.
LHS baseball rally falls short, 5-3
April 9, 2006
A rally in the late innings by Lawrence High’s baseball team had Tulsa (Okla.) Kelley - the top-ranked team in Oklahoma’s Class 5A - sweating until the final out Saturday at Ice Field.
Late goals sink FSHS soccer
April 9, 2006
Jason Pendleton felt like his message was falling on deaf ears. The Free State High soccer coach begged, pleaded and challenged his players not to let Topeka High’s first goal get them down with 15 minutes remaining in the game.
Seabury duo second in tennis tourney
April 9, 2006
Seabury Academy’s Ashley Woolsey and Gabrielle Dillon teamed for a second-place finish at No. 2 doubles Saturday in a boys tennis tournament at Neodesha.
Man, 47, is arrested after rape is reported
April 9, 2006
Sheriff’s officers arrested a 47-year-old Douglas County man Saturday night as a suspect in a rape investigation.
Pastor with rare blood illness remembered, hailed as pioneer
Friends call her a ‘burst of energy’
April 9, 2006
The Rev. Denise Hygh fought off multiple myeloma, a very rare blood disease, for almost 10 years.
Imani Winds String Quintet joy to ears
April 9, 2006
The Imani Winds String Quintet opened its concert at the Lied Center on Friday night with a “call to play” as Jeff Scott took the stage alone with his French horn and summoned up his fellow players - Valerie Coleman on flute, Toyin Spellman on oboe, Mariam Adam on clarinet and Monica Ellis on bassoon - with “Afro Blue” by Mongo Santamaria.
On the record
April 9, 2006
Top teachers
A few of Lawrence’s best teachers received well-earned honors this week.
April 9, 2006
Congratulations to a number of Lawrence teachers who have received special honors in the last week.
Abortion education plan falls out of favor
April 9, 2006
The state’s largest anti-abortion group has called for removal of a legislative proposal that would require school sex education classes to include detailed information about various abortion procedures and fetal pain.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
April 9, 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.
Move to overturn anti-abortion law gains steam in South Dakota
April 9, 2006
Volunteers pushing to overturn the nation’s most far-reaching abortion ban are surprised and delighted by the response as they circulate petitions to put the law up for a public vote.
Broadcasters give 12 awards to KJHK
April 9, 2006
Kansas University’s student-operated radio station, KJHK, 90.7 FM, received 12 awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. The awards will be presented at the KAB Student Seminar on Wednesday in Topeka.
Student files lawsuit over SAT error
April 9, 2006
A high school senior whose SAT was incorrectly scored low is suing the board that oversees the exam and the testing company that was hired.
Image concerns put focus on graffiti removal
April 9, 2006
When it comes to painting, Tony Jones has just one color in his palette: graffiti gray.
Bush shares similarities but lacks political clarity of FDR
April 9, 2006
The president whom George W. Bush takes as a model is William McKinley. The man the president takes as a model is his father. But what if the president has chosen the wrong models? What if the models Mr. Bush has chosen don’t fit?
Bloggers lose credibility points on hostage
April 9, 2006
I am sure that Jill Carroll and her family are too busy inhaling the sweet spring air of freedom to spend time sniffing out the pollution in the blogosphere. Anyone who spent three months imagining the grimmest fate for this young journalist in the hands of terrorists can’t get too upset when a little Internet posse goes after her scalp.
Plea to roadkill: Stay on the road
April 9, 2006
Silly me. I always thought if I drove all over town with a humongous defunct owl dangling by one foot from my car’s grille that someone would honk and tell me.
Graphic designer to speak at KU
April 9, 2006
Designer Willi Kunz will give a public lecture at Kansas University as part of the Hallmark Design Symposium Series.
KU presents joint horn recital
April 9, 2006
Kansas University’s department of music and dance is having a joint horn recital at 7:30 p.m. today at Swarthout Recital Hall.
Missing soldier’s family holds out hope for return
April 9, 2006
Nearly 30,000 pictures of Matt Maupin are circulating around Iraq, a loving effort by his parents to locate the only U.S. soldier still listed as missing since his capture two years ago.
In European Islam, Mideast meeting West
April 9, 2006
Imagine a style of Islam in which mosques link up with churches to share ideas on spirituality and Muslim scholars spur new schools of thought on how to understand and appreciate life in the West.
Easter books for every basket
April 9, 2006
There’s a book for every Easter basket, no matter how small the child or the basket.
Firefighters train amid flames of house slated for destruction
April 9, 2006
The house had to go. “We needed to take this house down,” owner Sally Knoll said. The house wasn’t unsalvageable. But Knoll and her family have big plans for this stretch of Horse Creek Drive in Jefferson County, so the house on the scenic lake disappeared Saturday - thanks to a few local fire departments searching for an opportunity to train. Knoll plans to turn her 180 acres into a retreat for corporate or church groups, and the slightly damaged house was in the way.
Odes to those beloved baseball cards
April 9, 2006
I still can see myself shuffling through a pack of 1986 Topps baseball cards while breaking my baby teeth on the stick of gum. Moose Haas. Jerry Don Gleaton. Cesar Geronimo. Bob Knepper. Didn’t know them from a dentist in Detroit.
Limits needed, or NFL becomes XFL
Crackdown on over-the-top celebrations long overdue, and players’ union agrees
April 9, 2006
America’s most popular sport and national passion is doing quite wonderfully without some fool deciding that scoring a touchdown is a clarion signal for him to pat the football as if he were burping a baby.
Keegan: Mom, don’t feel bad
April 9, 2006
My mother moved on to her eternal reward three years ago (I’m confident her relentless sarcasm didn’t force a short stay in the penalty box on her way up), so my hope is that she finally has forgiven herself for tossing out the bags filled with old baseball and basketball cards.
Bickering, apathy surround Congress
April 9, 2006
Congress began a two-week break on Friday, this time for Easter.
Horoscopes
April 9, 2006
Guild announces date for Art in the Park
April 9, 2006
The 45th annual Art in the Park will be May 7, the Lawrence Art Guild president has announced.
Rolling Stones rock Shanghai in first China show
Foreigners make up most of audience; high ticket prices exclude locals
April 9, 2006
Strutting, preening and greeting the audience in Chinese, the Rolling Stones made their debut in mainland China on Saturday in a censored - but still raucous - show.
Rudman leads LHS in swimming meet
April 9, 2006
Senior Kristi Rudman turned in the top individual performance for the Lawrence High girls swimming team Saturday, finishing eighth in the 100 breaststroke at the Olathe Invitational.
Sweeney recovers for game-winner
April 9, 2006
Mike Sweeney was glad he stuck around for the end of this one.
Lawrence datebook
April 9, 2006
B is for baby bling
April 9, 2006
Would you spend $24 on a burp rag? Eighty bucks on an infant sundress? Eight hundred dollars on a stroller?
Iraqi general proclaims ‘undeclared civil war’
April 9, 2006
A car bomb killed six people Saturday near a Shiite shrine south of Baghdad, and the death toll from the deadliest attack of the year rose to nearly 90. A senior official warned Iraq was in an “undeclared civil war” that can be curbed only by a strong government and greater powers for security services.