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Polls
What is your favorite sport to watch on television?

Poll results

Response Percent
Football
 
50%
Basketball
 
25%
Soccer
 
25%
Baseball/softball
 
0%
Hockey
 
0%
Olympic sports
 
0%
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Comments being taken about SLT environmental impact
April 12, 2006
To submit comments about the South Lawrence Trafficway supplemental environmental impact statement to the Federal Highway Administration, individuals can write to: Wendall Meyer, Assistant Division Administrator, FHWA Kansas Division Office, 6111 SW 29th Street, Topeka, KS 66614.
Local daycare center suspended by state
April 12, 2006
A Lawrence daycare center has been suspended by the state, accused of “frightening and physically harmful” punishment of a child in its care.
Transcript of missing teen’s 911 call
April 12, 2006
Transcript of the 911 call Tuesday morning to the police here from Kelsey Stelting, a 16-year-old who was missing for more than 15 hours.
Questions remain in Independence teen’s reported abduction
April 12, 2006
Puzzling questions remained today about the reported kidnapping of a popular high school student in front of her own home after she went missing for more than 15 hours but turned up apparently unharmed less than a mile away.
CDC eyes air travelers as mumps spread
03:46 p.m., April 12, 2006 Updated 04:43 p.m.
Two infected airline passengers may have helped spread Iowa’s mumps epidemic to six other Midwestern states, health officials said today, the latest example of how quickly disease can spread through air travel.
Relays to host 36 Olympians, 110 major champions
Athletes will represent 641 schools and 17 states
April 12, 2006
Kansas Relays officials unveiled Wednesday a roster of 36 Olympians and 110 Major Champions who will compete during GOLDZONE II next Saturday during the 79th annual event held at KU’s Memorial Stadium.
The Lawrence market: crashing or booming?
April 12, 2006
Just what is happening in the Lawrence real estate market, and are we to believe that it is crashing … or booming?
Temperatures edging up into 80s
High 80s expected Thursday, Friday
07:37 a.m., April 12, 2006 Updated 03:26 p.m.
You might want to get your beach wear ready to go - summer-like weather has moved into Lawrence, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Risks of shopping online
Web sites tend to lack product warranties, security
April 12, 2006
When you buy a product at a brick-and-mortar store, it should come with an implied warranty. This unwritten assurance says that if the product doesn’t do what it’s supposed to, or if it malfunctions or fails within an unreasonably short time for that product and the price, the retailer is obligated to correct the problem - no matter what the retailer’s return policy is.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
April 12, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.54 at several locations.
Tournament gives 12U KVF Blue a chance to gel as a team
April 12, 2006
The 12U Kaw Valley Force Blue struggled to keep pace with the Colita Strikers during their opening game of the Kaw Valley Cup Tournament at Youth Sports Inc. With their anchor, Clint Chapman, the team of rookies struggled to focus less on the win and more on coming together as a team.
Daily ticker
April 12, 2006
Merc considers deli expansion
Co-op seeks to consolidate prepared foods
April 12, 2006
Five years after expanding into a larger location along one of Lawrence’s busiest streets, the Community Mercantile Co-op is looking into ways to make its freshly made meals and takeout sandwiches more convenient for customers.
With enriched uranium, Iran joins nuclear club
April 12, 2006
Iran’s hard-line president said Tuesday that the country “has joined the club of nuclear countries” by successfully enriching uranium for the first time - a key process in what Iran maintains is a peaceful energy program.
Beckett, Lowell right at home
Marlins castoffs key Red Sox victory over Jays
April 12, 2006
After throwing 36 pitches and walking home a run in his first inning at Fenway Park, Josh Beckett was looking at a short outing and a short honeymoon with the Boston fans.
11U Force take second place in Cup with strong offensive output
April 12, 2006
It took two masterful goals off of corner kicks to secure the season’s first victory for the 11U Kaw Valley Force soccer team on Friday night at the Kaw Valley Cup at Youth Sports Inc. The win was a sign of things to come for the team, who made it all the way to the finals to take second place in the tournament.
Phenix Spring Fling Tournament results
April 12, 2006
Over the weekend the Lawrence Phenix hosted the Phenix Spring Fling softball tournament in which 15 teams competed in two days of action.
Player cards arrive in time; 10U Force finish in 3-3 tie with United
April 12, 2006
The loss of player cards almost forced the 10U Kaw Valley Force soccer team to forfeit their 11 a.m. game in the Kaw Valley Cup on Saturday. The team’s game against the Blue Valley Stars Man United was delayed for 15 minutes before it was decided that the Force could play until half time.
Horoscopes
April 12, 2006
For Wednesday, April 12
MySpace ads promote online safety
April 12, 2006
Along with ads for bottled water and iTunes, a new campaign has begun appearing on the online social networking hub MySpace.com.
Johnny who? Jeter saves day for Yanks
April 12, 2006
Derek Jeter stepped to the plate with the Yankees trailing in the eighth inning, having just watched Johnny Damon strike out on three pitches.
Challenger wins election; Berlusconi seeks recount
April 12, 2006
Center-left economist Romano Prodi emerged the winner of Italy’s election by a razor-thin margin Tuesday, promising to form a strong government able to run a deeply divided country mired in economic stagnation. But Premier Silvio Berlusconi claimed voting irregularities and demanded a recount.
Real-life heroes’ praises sung
April 12, 2006
Can one person still make a difference? The two-hour special “Rx for Survival: The Heroes” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) profiles doctors, health workers and ordinary people who applied simple solutions to complex public-health problems.
KU’s Humphreys honored by league
April 12, 2006
For the second consecutive week, Kansas University’s Kassie Humphreys was named Big 12 Conference softball pitcher of the week.
For Easter flavors, get out the grill
April 12, 2006
Easter prompts thoughts of lamb and spring vegetables in the same way Thanksgiving brings to mind turkey and sweet potatoes.
Passover celebrations center on home, family
KU Hillel will offer Seder meal for students
April 12, 2006
Tonight, in dozens of Lawrence homes, Jewish families will conduct a Passover Seder, a ritual that will include a holiday meal consisting of special foods and the retelling of the Jewish exodus from slavery under Egypt’s pharaoh Ramses II.
Force fall to Salina Machine in close game
April 12, 2006
In a closely contested match, Kaw Valley Force White fell to the Salina Machine Saturday in a Kaw Valley Cup Tournament 14U division game. After a quick start, KVF White stalled after Salina tied the game just before halftime.
Season of religious skepticism
April 12, 2006
It happens twice a year, at Christmas and Easter.
Dance Gallery Results
April 12, 2006
Dance Gallery competed in the Talent On Parade-Regional Dance Competition April 7-9 in Kansas City, Mo. Following are the results from the competition.
KU baseball survives scare from NDSU
April 12, 2006
After three minutes, Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price felt like he hadn’t said enough to reporters. So he thanked them. And then apologized.
West-side home called drug haven
April 12, 2006
It was a prime location: an upscale home backing up onto Alvamar Golf Course in western Lawrence.
People in the news
April 12, 2006
¢ Baby’s fall prompts visit to Spears’ home ¢ Marriage pending ¢ Marriage mending?
Teen ‘appears to be fine’ after reported abduction
April 12, 2006
A missing 16-year-old girl who was reportedly abducted Tuesday morning has been found unharmed, police said.
Avoid supermarket prices with easy-to-plant asparagus
April 12, 2006
The initial harvest of my gardening season began last week with the first pickings of asparagus. Even better, producing this crop required little more than cutting the fully emerged spears.
Salmon on menu for ‘Saturday Night Special’
April 12, 2006
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Saturday Night Special.”
Gubernatorial aspirants to attend GOP forum
April 12, 2006
Kansas University’s College Republicans student group will be the host for a Republican gubernatorial candidate forum at 7 p.m. April 18 at the Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive. The event is free and open to the public.
Firebirds, in a rout
FSHS rebounds for 12-1 victory
April 12, 2006
Free State High baseball coach Mike Hill admits he often talks in cliches, and one of his favorites during the opening three weeks of the 2006 season has centered on the many questions he still needs answered regarding his current squad.
Keegan: Young Ice fittingly terrific
April 12, 2006
A senior second baseman at Free State High, Travis Ice never had the chance to play a varsity baseball game on the field named after his late grandfather, Al, and his late great-uncle, Tony, until Tuesday evening.
Free State tennis sweeps
April 12, 2006
The weather has kind to the Free State High tennis team these days.
KU student is D.C.’s Cherry Blossom Queen
April 12, 2006
Kansas University student Kristina Hilboldt, of Derby, is this year’s Washington, D.C., Cherry Blossom Queen.
Hearing set for student charged with rape
April 12, 2006
A Haskell Indian Nations University student charged with raping an acquaintance earlier this month has had a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 19.
On the record
April 12, 2006
Lawrence datebook
April 12, 2006
Commodities
April 12, 2006
Spangles sets grand opening
April 12, 2006
Spangles fans can set their clocks: The Wichita-based chain’s Lawrence restaurant is opening at 6:30 a.m. April 25.
Judge indicts 29 in Madrid train bombings
April 12, 2006
A Spanish judge issued the first indictments in the March 11, 2004, Madrid train bombings, charging 29 people Tuesday with murder, terrorism or other crimes after a probe that uncovered a hornet’s nest of Islamic militancy but no apparent link to al-Qaida.
Suicide bomber kills 41 at prayer service
April 12, 2006
A suicide attacker detonated a bomb during an outdoor Sunni Muslim prayer service Tuesday, killing at least 41 people and wounding dozens more. In the mayhem that followed, angry mobs torched cars and hurled rocks at police, who fired warning shots in the air.
Rockets hit school yard, killing seven students
April 12, 2006
A rocket exploded Tuesday in a school yard in eastern Afghanistan, killing seven students and wounding 34 other people in an attack possibly aimed at a nearby U.S. military base, officials said.
Laundry snags Italy’s No. 1 Mafia boss
April 12, 2006
Italy’s No. 1 fugitive and reputed Mafia “boss of bosses” practically thumbed his nose at authorities for more than 40 years.
Briton pleads innocent to killing wife, baby
April 12, 2006
A British man accused of killing his wife and infant daughter in their Massachusetts home and then fleeing the country pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder.
Estrogen cleared of breast cancer risk
April 12, 2006
Two months after concluding that estrogen replacement isn’t bad for women’s hearts, government researchers said Tuesday that it doesn’t cause breast cancer, either. And for some women, estrogen actually reduced the risk of breast cancer.
Virtual hunting on Internet targeted
April 12, 2006
Kentucky has virtual hunting in its crosshairs.
Vioxx plaintiff prevails at trial
Drug maker vows appeal after award of $13.5 million
April 12, 2006
A New Jersey man was awarded $13.5 million from Vioxx maker Merck & Co., including $9 million in punitive damages, on Tuesday after a jury found that the company knowingly withheld data about the pain drug’s risks from federal regulators.
State looks for link in mumps outbreak
April 12, 2006
State health officials say vaccinations and common sense are the best ways for Kansans to prevent becoming a statistic in the ongoing outbreak of mumps.
Political poll reveals college students more invested in religion
April 12, 2006
A majority of U.S. college students say religion is important in their lives and that they’re concerned about the country’s moral direction, a finding that could influence the way they vote in upcoming elections, according to a Harvard University Institute of Politics poll that was released Tuesday.
Spacecraft enters Venus orbit
April 12, 2006
A European spacecraft on Tuesday moved into orbit around Venus, successfully completing a critical stage of a mission to explore the hostile climate and atmosphere of Earth’s nearest planetary neighbor.
U.S. reports deaths of five soldiers
April 12, 2006
Five American soldiers have been killed in Iraq, including three killed Tuesday north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
Rumsfeld rebuts critics, defends Iraq policies
April 12, 2006
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his top military leader on Tuesday issued their strongest rebuttal to date of recent comments by retired generals criticizing Iraq war planning and calling on Rumsfeld to resign.
House GOP worries about fallout from bill
April 12, 2006
In the wake of this week’s massive demonstrations, many House Republicans are worried that a tough, anti-illegal-immigration bill they thought would please their political base has earned them little benefit while becoming a lightning rod for the fast-growing national movement for immigrant rights.
Old asylums become new haunts for home-seekers
April 12, 2006
In real estate, not even spooky trumps location. Across the nation, former state hospitals for the mentally ill - with dated names like “lunatic asylum” - are being converted into homes.
Rapper Proof killed at Detroit nightclub
Close friend of Eminem shot after argument
April 12, 2006
Proof, a member of rap group D12 and a close friend of Eminem, was shot to death early Tuesday at a nightclub along Eight Mile, the road made famous by the 2002 film that starred Eminem and in which Proof had a bit part.
Armbrister Scoreboard dedicated
April 12, 2006
Gale Armbrister loved his family, his country and baseball.
FSHS swimmers dominate quad
April 12, 2006
Though Free State High’s girls swimming and diving squad couldn’t pull off a complete sweep of first-place finishes in all 12 events of its home quad Tuesday, it at least had a top-three finisher in all of the events.
Olympic vaulter added to GOLDZONE
April 12, 2006
Nick Hysong, the 2000 Olympic champion in the pole vault, will compete in the men’s invitational pole vault at GOLDZONE II, Kansas Relays meet director Tim Weaver announced Tuesday.
KU soccer to face Canadian nationals
April 12, 2006
Kansas University’s soccer team will face the Canadian national team Thursday at Hummer Sports Park in Topeka. Match time is 3 p.m., and admission is free.
Jayhawks headed to MU
April 12, 2006
Customarily, Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge does not announce her starting pitcher until just before game time.
Football facility plans to be revealed soon
April 12, 2006
Get the eyeballs ready. In roughly three or four weeks, Kansas University athletic administrators anticipate some sort of visual rendering of the Anderson Family Football Complex to be made public.
Arroyo can hit, too
Reds pitcher belts another home run
April 12, 2006
Here’s what Bronson Arroyo has shown the Cincinnati Reds since joining them less than a month ago: He can beat the Chicago Cubs, and he can hit home runs off Glendon Rusch. Arroyo, with no homers in his first six major-league seasons, hit his second off Rusch in six days Tuesday, one of six long balls by the Reds as they routed the Cubs 9-2 on a windy day at Wrigley Field.
Having your cake
April 12, 2006
Practical, playful, popular, stylish and chic - these cake and pie servers have it all.
Eggs frequently used in global celebrations
April 12, 2006
Eggs are used as symbols at the Easter and Passover holiday, but they also are significant in other celebrations across the globe, according to Lonely Planet “World Food” books.
Animal shelter receives million-dollar donation
April 12, 2006
A Hutchinson woman who died in February has left the bulk of her estate - as much as $1.5 million - to the city’s animal shelter.
Widow’s lawsuit claims HCA understaffs nurses
April 12, 2006
A federal lawsuit claims HCA Inc., in an effort to maximize profits, compromises patient care by deliberately understaffing registered nurses at its hospitals.
Fundraiser seeks help from the community
April 12, 2006
Large-scale fundraising is a fairly new thing at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. But when you’re trying to improve nearly every aspect of patient care, it suddenly becomes necessary.
Mississippi students on spring break lend helping hand to homeless
April 12, 2006
Nine students from the University of Southern Mississippi are spending their spring break in Lawrence, helping the city’s homeless.
Post office party will end earlier for tax filers
Cutbacks mean postmarks will stop at 7 p.m. on April 17
April 12, 2006
A Lawrence tradition celebrating the last-minute mailing of income taxes at the downtown post office will continue this year, but things will be different.
Commentary: Bonds closes in on record for the aged
Only Evans, Aaron hit more home runs than Giants’ slugger after reaching 38th birthday
April 12, 2006
Barry Bonds is within striking range of a former Atlanta Braves slugger on the home run list.
Capel introduced as Sooners’ coach
Ex-VCU leader signs five-year deal for $850,00 annually
April 12, 2006
All along, Jeff Capel has heard he’s too young and doesn’t have enough experience to be a successful coach. It hasn’t stopped him yet.
Rep. McKinney should resign
April 12, 2006
Dear Rep. McKinney, I realize you must be really busy these days with all that’s going on around you, but I hope you have time to hear one more opinion on your little run-in with the Capitol police.
Tax privilege
April 12, 2006
To the editor: What’s with these illegal aliens, living here without paying income tax?
Heart knowledge
April 12, 2006
To the editor: Saturday’s Journal-World article about Bart Ehrman has a familiar ring to it in light of the similar messages of “The Da Vinci Code” and the “Holy Blood, Holy Grail” books.
Lone Star water-skiing on tonight’s agenda
April 12, 2006
Douglas County commissioners tonight will consider expanding periods when water-skiing is allowed at Lone Star Lake.
Seeking the best
City commissioners should give their search firm a clear indication of what they want in Lawrence’s next city manager.
April 12, 2006
Lawrence city officials have announced they intend to use a consultant or search firm to help them identify candidates to become Lawrence’s next city manager. As might be expected, these city officials are quick to say they are looking for the best possible individual to fill the City Hall post and that they intend to have a nationwide search.
Competitive spirit
April 12, 2006
To the editor: Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commissioner John Haase has proposed new regulations that will give city commissioners broad authority to reject or encourage particular new businesses in Lawrence.
Whites, blacks must share U.S. with browns
April 12, 2006
White Americans, and black Americans too, are going to have to get used to sharing this country - sharing it fully - with brown Americans. Things are going to be different. Deal with it.
Cup’s growing numbers leads to successful tourney
April 12, 2006
In its second year the Kaw Valley Cup boys tournament hosted a record-number 82 teams and over 1,300 competitors this past weekend at Youth Sports Inc.
Third charge weighed against man with HIV
April 12, 2006
Prosecutors may file a third HIV-related charge against a Lawrence man already charged with knowingly exposing two women to the virus through sexual activity.
14U Blue strike first, lose 4-1
April 12, 2006
14U Kaw Valley Force Blue started the scoring early in the first half of Saturday’s game off the foot of forward John Kuefler. After shaking his defender, Kuefler took the ball in from wide left, putting KVF up 1-0 in the opening minutes of the half.
10U KVSA falls short of victory
April 12, 2006
KVSA 10U Club Select struck first in the 10U division game against the BV Stars Cyclones on Saturday in the Kaw Valley Cup Tournament at Youth Sports Inc.
Lawrence Gymnastics Academy Level 4 Results
April 12, 2006
The Lawrence Gymnastics Acadmey Level 4 team competed in their championship meet at Gage gym on April 1 and took first place as a team. Following are the gymnast’s individual results.
9U KVF surpassing coach’s expectations
April 12, 2006
“Poetry in motion” is how Coach Mauro Nobre describes a well-played game of soccer. When players come together to move as one efficient, graceful and tactical body, is the true sign of a good game. In all of Nobre’s 20 years of coaching soccer, he knows a good game when he sees one.
9U Force drop game one
April 12, 2006
It was a disappointing morning for the 9U Kaw Valley Force premier soccer team as they matched wits with the Shawnee Elite Vipers in the Kaw Valley Cup on Saturday morning at Youth Sports Inc.
Bus expansion
April 12, 2006
To the editor: I have been a daily rider of the T since December and have nothing but good things to say about the service and its employees.
12U KVF White goes 2-1 in Kaw Valley Cup
April 12, 2006
Pure love of soccer was the name of the game Saturday at Youth Sports Inc., and the 12U Kaw Valley Force White team came out building and keeping a comfortable distance from the Blue Valley Stars Barcelona team, eventually running away with the win, 6-2.
12U Club Select uses tournament for experience, team growth
April 12, 2006
The Kaw Valley Soccer Association brought out their dream teams for the Kaw Cup Saturday at Youth Sports Inc. The 12U Club Select team took on the BC Green Dragons to open the tournament at Youth Sports Inc.
Kansans put on a show at BIO 2006 expo
April 12, 2006
Kansas politicians, businessmen and scientists have turned out in force at a massive international conference for the biotech industry, showcasing economic incentives they hope will lure jobs and capital to the state - and to Lawrence.
Trip adds some sunshine to kindergartner’s life
April 12, 2006
Josh Evans’ week in Florida flew by. But for the boy’s family, the week will last a lifetime. “This is something we’re always going to hang on to,” Josh’s mom, Tareena Evans, said.
Sewer crisis likely over
$3M in improvements approved; landowners pleased with solution
April 12, 2006
A sewer crisis that has stymied growth in northwest Lawrence and created concerns that the city’s construction industry would start shedding jobs is essentially over.
State board waits on abstinence decision
April 12, 2006
The Kansas State Board of Education is considering a proposal that would require public schools to teach sexual abstinence until marriage or risk losing their accreditation.
Commentary: No clear-cut MVP
Whom would the candidates choose?
April 12, 2006
MVP balloting, which concludes April 20, will likely be closer than last year, when Nash nipped Miami’s Shaquille O’Neal. As many as 10 players could receive a first-place vote, which would be a first, and six players have a realistic chance of winning.
Seabury routed in opener, 7-0
April 12, 2006
Coach Gunar Harmon had hoped for a better showing from his Seabury Academy soccer team in its season opener Tuesday.
Lions fall to O-North
April 12, 2006
Abby Vestal scored Lawrence High’s lone goal in a 3-1 girls soccer loss Tuesday night to Olathe North.
Free State, O-East split
April 12, 2006
After being the only team to beat Olathe East a year ago, the Free State High softball team was able to beat O-East again this year.
LHS splits with SME
April 12, 2006
Lawrence High’s softball squad rolled past Shawnee Mission East, 10-0, in the first game of a doubleheader, then suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday in the nightcap.
Role models can teach kids about nutrition
April 12, 2006
There are many strategies that parents can use to help children develop healthy eating and lifestyle habits.
KU prof made lasting impression
Retiring scholar focused on slavery and race relations
April 12, 2006
Norman Yetman is one of the few - if not the only - faculty members at Kansas University who can say he sued the university before he ever stepped foot in a classroom.
Finucane take second in home tourney
April 12, 2006
Pitching dominated in the Phenix Spring Fling tournament game Saturday at Clinton Lake Sports Complex. Phenix Finucane hurler Anna Mages pitched a shutout against the KC Slammers in the 14U division contest.
Long, short of Masters
Augusta demanded ‘precision’
April 12, 2006
The wit and wisdom of Bobby Jones went a long way at this Masters.
With bowls of colorful dye, students do the egg roll
Little hands, big imaginations craft colorful, though slightly messy, Easter decorations
April 12, 2006
Parker Jones’ Easter egg is hard to miss.
Gas prices keep rising, but no letup in demand seen
April 12, 2006
Gasoline prices are surging again with summer on the horizon, pushing or even passing $3 a gallon in some places.
Cabinet members have immigrant roots
April 12, 2006
America is a land of immigrants, and official Washington mirrors their struggles and successes.
MVP Rush reiterates plans to return
April 12, 2006
Brandon Rush, who was awarded Kansas University’s most-valuable-player award by teammates and coaches Tuesday night, says he’ll be back next year to try to win it again.