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Strong storms pass through northeast Kansas
Storms prompt tornado warnings
06:37 p.m., April 15, 2006 Updated 09:08 p.m.
Strong storms moved through northeast Kansas this evening, prompting several tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings in the Lawrence area.
Long stands out - in losing cause
April 15, 2006
Public-address announcer Hank Booth gave the warning to Jeff Long, after the Kansas University football alumnus made a diving catch near the end of the third annual alumni game.
Vice president to receive $1.9 million tax refund
April 15, 2006
President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney beat the tax-filing deadline this year. Bush paid $187,000 while Cheney, who overpaid his taxes, is awaiting a whopping refund.
Deadly tornadoes strike campus in Iowa; one killed outside town
April 15, 2006
Tornadoes tore across the University of Iowa campus, ripped walls off a downtown church and killed a woman in a mobile home outside of town.
It’s been easy to miss Ostertag lately
Former Kansas University standout has seen only limited duty for Jazz in recent games
April 15, 2006
Even though he stands 7-foot-2, it’s been awfully hard to notice Greg Ostertag lately.
Rural downs LHS soccer
April 15, 2006
Washburn Rural earned a 1-0 victory Friday over Lawrence High in girls soccer. LHS coach Matt Anderson cited defenders Lindsey Lawrence and Maggie Barnes, freshman goalkeeper Emma Lumpe, midfielder Abby Vestal and striker Megan Johnson for solid play. LHS (2-4) will travel Tuesday to SM West.
LHS girls place first at Manhattan track
April 15, 2006
The Lawrence High girls track team placed first and the boys fourth Friday in the 10-team Manhattan Invitational. The LHS girls scored 118 points to runner-up Junction City’s 110. The LHS boys scored 92.
KU rowing wins twice
April 15, 2006
Kansas University’s rowing team won both its heats - in Varsity Four and Novice Four - during Friday’s first day of the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship.
KU’s Wissel, Hefferon win at track invite
April 15, 2006
Kansas University’s Colby Wissel and Paul Hefferon claimed distance-event victories Friday, the first day of the Tom Botts Invitational.
Cowboys trample Jayhawks
April 15, 2006
Oklahoma State’s Shelby Ford homered twice, leading the Cowboys to a 9-5 victory over Kansas University in Big 12 Conference baseball Friday.
Firebirds wilt, Pioneers win
April 15, 2006
Friday’s heat, Leavenworth’s speed and the loss of starting goalkeeper Megan Hrenchir in the opening minutes doomed Free State High’s girls soccer squad.
Tigers’ Rogers baffles Tribe
April 15, 2006
Kenny Rogers won his home debut for the Tigers, and Brandon Inge homered twice Friday night, leading Detroit over the Cleveland Indians, 5-1.
D-Rays’ rally dooms Royals, 7-2
April 15, 2006
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are a different team in the late innings.
JCCC president takes leave after harassment allegations
April 15, 2006
Johnson County Community College President Charles Carlsen says he will take a leave of absence in the wake of publicity about allegations that he sexually harassed a female employee.
Two Marines killed, 22 injured in fighting in western Iraq
April 15, 2006
Two U.S. Marines were killed and 22 wounded - two of them critically - in fighting in western Iraq, the U.S. military said today. It was the biggest number of American casualties reported from a single engagement in weeks.
Bear mauls family, kills 6-year-old
April 15, 2006
Authorities put out traps baited with honey buns and doughnuts Friday in hopes of capturing a potentially crazed black bear that killed a 6-year-old girl and mauled her mother and 2-year-old brother.
Bodies found in area where boys disappeared
April 15, 2006
Two bodies were recovered Friday night from a park lagoon near where two Milwaukee boys have been missing for almost a month, police said. The first body found appeared to be that of a child, authorities said.
Americans banned from business with Hamas
April 15, 2006
The U.S. government has barred Americans from doing most business with the new Hamas-led Palestinian government, officials said Friday, stepping up U.S. financial pressure on the Islamic militant group.
Delta, pilots union reach tentative agreement
April 15, 2006
Delta Air Lines Inc. and negotiators for its pilots union reached a tentative agreement Friday on long-term pay and benefit cuts that could avert a strike at the nation’s third largest carrier and ease uncertainty among travelers over the busy holiday weekend.
Nation breaks off relations with Sudan
April 15, 2006
Chad’s president broke off relations with neighboring Sudan, threatened to expel 200,000 refugees from Darfur and paraded more than 250 captured rebels through the streets of the capital Friday after a violent attempt to overthrow him.
Would-be shoe-bomber won’t testify in 9-11 trial
April 15, 2006
Al-Qaida terrorist and would-be shoe-bomber Richard Reid will not be testifying at the death-penalty trial of Zacarias Moussaoui.
Barnett berates Sebelius on immigrant tuition law
April 15, 2006
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Jim Barnett blasted Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for her support of a law that allows some illegal immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition rates at public universities.
3-year-old drowns
April 15, 2006
A 3-year-old boy drowned Friday in a backyard swimming pool in Shawnee, police said.
Lawrence man killed
April 15, 2006
A 51-year-old Lawrence man died Friday afternoon after an accident south of Clinton Lake involving his motorized bicycle and a minivan.
On the record
April 15, 2006
Lawrence Datebook
April 15, 2006
Patrol seeks fuel deals
April 15, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.65 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Recreation facilities adjust hours for Easter
April 15, 2006
Several Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department facilities will have different hours of operation Sunday because of Easter.
Accident on K-10 kills Linwood driver
April 15, 2006
A Linwood man was killed Friday morning on Kansas Highway 10 in Lenexa when a semitrailer crossed the median and struck his car.
Military news
April 15, 2006
Club news
April 15, 2006
FCE News
April 15, 2006
Icons of faith
Images of cross with and without Christ emphasize suffering vs. resurrection at Lawrence churches
April 15, 2006
Walk into a Catholic church, and you’re almost certain to see a crucifix - the image of Jesus hanging on the cross.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 15, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 15, 1906: “Quiet prevailed this morning in Springfield, Mo. Three hundred and 50 militiamen were sent there after a mob had hanged and burned three negroes Saturday night.
Old Home Town- 25 years ago
April 15, 2006
Marci Francisco was elected mayor of Lawrence. The vote was 4-1 with Don Binns the lone opponent. Barkley Clark was chosen vice mayor. In the audience were Francisco’s parents, Dr. W. David and Jean Francisco, and her great-uncle, 96-year-old Finus Francisco, whose father, W.J., had been Lawrence mayor from 1914 to 1918.
Industrial production increases in March
April 15, 2006
The nation’s industrial sector was humming in March, with production at factories, mines and utilities rising by 0.6 percent.
Interstate Bakeries gets extension for profit plan
April 15, 2006
A federal bankruptcy judge has approved extending the deadline for Interstate Bakeries Corp. to file its plan for returning to profitability, the company said Friday.
Children will gain maturity when freedom comes step by step
April 15, 2006
Q: It’s obvious that our teenage son is rapidly becoming an adult. What guidelines can you offer to help us transfer power at the right time - neither early nor late?
New station to improve emergency response
April 15, 2006
The 1980s are history. And now Lawrence firefighters have an additional fire station - the first since 1982 - to prove it.
Towing company says A.G. out of line
Kline accuses Lawrence firm of price-gouging violations
April 15, 2006
A lawyer for the owner of a Lawrence-based towing company told a judge Friday that Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline’s office acted beyond its jurisdiction when it accused the company of price gouging and sued under the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.
Furyk fires 67, leads Heritage golf
Long birdie putt on 18th green gives leader two-shot edge
April 15, 2006
Jim Furyk added his own touch to Harbour Town’s famous 18th hole Friday, rolling in a 56-foot birdie putt for a two-shot lead in the Verizon Heritage hours after Aaron Baddeley’s unlikely eagle there.
Networks challenge FCC indecency ruling
April 15, 2006
Four TV broadcast networks and their affiliates have filed court challenges to a March 15 Federal Communications Commission ruling that found several programs “indecent” because of language.
New U.S. Embassy in Baghdad dwarfs others
April 15, 2006
The fortress-like compound rising beside the Tigris River here will be the largest of its kind in the world, the size of Vatican City, with the population of a small town, its own defense force, self-contained power and water, and a precarious perch at the heart of Iraq’s turbulent future.
Student’s suicide flashpoint in immigration debate
April 15, 2006
Hours after eighth-grader Anthony Soltero was called to the vice principal’s office, he took his stepfather’s rifle and killed himself. The suicide is becoming a flashpoint in the national immigration debate.
Victim’s mother seeks mercy for Moussaoui
April 15, 2006
Alice Hoglan has been on the talk-radio circuit this month explaining why she plans to travel from her home in Los Gatos, Calif., to Washington to be a prospective witness during the death-penalty phase of terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui’s trial.
Retired generals speaking up about Iraq
April 15, 2006
In early 1998, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Hugh Shelton, sent all of his 17 four-star generals a book called “Dereliction of Duty.” Then he summoned them to a breakfast at which the author, a young Army major named H.R. McMaster, described how Lyndon B. Johnson’s top generals let the president bog us down in Vietnam without voicing their strong reservations.
Keegan: Big year awaits TE Fine
April 15, 2006
Wilt Chamberlain, Gale Sayers, Danny Manning, John Hadl, Jim Ryun and Lynette Woodard all had decent runs at Kansas University.
Show celebrates east-side creativity
April 15, 2006
East Lawrence came to life Friday night at three venues with the opening of the first Art from the East Side celebration.
Simons: Academic recruiting should play the hype game, too
April 15, 2006
Kansas sports pages and radio and television sports programs this week have been filled with stories about Jason Bennett, the 7-foot, 3-inch Florida high school basketball player who has committed to attend Kansas State University.
Cat trapped in building rescued after two weeks
April 15, 2006
Molly the cat is finally free. After two weeks stuck behind a brick wall in a 19th century building, the bashful 11-month-old feline was rescued from her plight Friday night by a volunteer who found her wedged in a crawl space between bricks and a piece of sheet metal.
Supply and demand
It’s little wonder illegal drug producers and traffickers ply their trade so widely in the United States.
April 15, 2006
Jay Wolff, a noted expert on South American history and culture, recently discussed the cocaine flow from that region, particularly Venezuela. His comments to a group of people traveling in that country were discouraging even to many optimists.
One-third of Wal-Mart stores drop gun sales
Retail giant cites decrease in demand
April 15, 2006
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has decided to stop selling guns in about a third of its U.S. stores in what it calls a marketing decision based on lack of demand in some places, a company spokeswoman said Friday.
KU professor made art personal
April 15, 2006
Robert Brawley pressed his students to look inward. Success, he believed, comes from a deep understanding of one’s own ideas and sensibilities.
Struggling to stay afloat
Pool can’t hold water without concrete work
April 15, 2006
Jalyn Brecheisen, 11, said she probably would cry. Shelby Sumonja, 10, predicted that she and her friends wouldn’t be as athletic.
Worshippers worldwide mark Good Friday with various rituals
April 15, 2006
Pope Benedict XVI reflected on “diabolical” threats to families and the gap between the world’s rich and poor as he led a torch-lit Way of the Cross procession at the Colosseum in Rome on Good Friday.
Easter the theme of TV this weekend
April 15, 2006
Easter weekend abounds with religious-themed programming. “The Ten Commandments” (6 p.m. today, ABC) airs as it has for decades. Director Cecil B. DeMille’s star-studded production turns 50 this year.
Mexicans plan boycott of U.S. firms
April 15, 2006
“Nothing gringo,” warns the rallying cry of Mexican activists calling for a boycott of all U.S. businesses south of the border on May 1.
Mother doubts train fatality was suicide
April 15, 2006
The mother of a Baker University student killed by a train this week in Edgerton said she believed the death was the result of an accident, not suicide.
Which of Jesus’ statements on the cross is the most meaningful?
Love can bring life out of suffering, death
April 15, 2006
The Rev. Peter Luckey, senior pastor, Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.: Mark 15:34: “My God, my God, why has thou forsaken me?”
Couple charged with stealing after lying about sextuplets
April 15, 2006
A couple who lied about having sextuplets and were showered with money and other gifts were charged Friday with stealing from the people they fooled.
Society Calendar
April 15, 2006
Around and about
April 15, 2006
Faith Briefs
April 15, 2006
People in the news
April 15, 2006
Meier on fire
Golden Boy’ glitters in win
April 15, 2006
The normally unimpressed patrons of the press box were humming Friday. That’s how sharp Kerry Meier looked.
Nursing home forced to close
32 Lake View Manor residents will have to move
April 15, 2006
State and federal officials have decided to pull the plug on a Lawrence nursing home.
KU softball hoping bats will get better
April 15, 2006
How low can you go? With only four hits in its last three games, Kansas University’s softball team has hit bottom.
Scouting news
April 15, 2006
Football Notebook
April 15, 2006
Kerry Meier might have stolen the show Friday, but another freshman quarterback, Todd Reesing, got his share of snaps, too.
Sneegas, Firebirds roll, 13-1
April 15, 2006
Free State High’s John Sneegas needed two ice bags after Friday night’s baseball game against Grandview, Mo.
President says Rumsfeld is staying
Generals’ comments surprise KU professors who teach at Fort Leavenworth
April 15, 2006
Pulling rank, President Bush on Friday rebuffed recommendations from a growing number of retired generals that he replace Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
Willis nets win No. 1
April 15, 2006
Dontrelle Willis gained his first win of the season in his worst outing.
Heere’s homer lifts LHS
April 15, 2006
Inside-the-park home runs weren’t a rarity when Brian Heere was a tad.