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Former Jayhawk Randle in trouble again
April 17, 2006
Kansas University defensive back Jerome Kemp, 22, and former KU running back John Randle, 21, were involved in a fight with each other shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday in an alley in the 1000 block of Kentucky Street, according to a police report released Monday.
Kansas economy fueling big tax revenue growth
April 17, 2006
TOPEKA - State officials today forecast solid growth in tax revenues, signaling a strengthening economy.
Thornburgh to seek fourth term as secretary of state
April 17, 2006
Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh today announced he will seek re-election to a fourth four-year term in office.
Van consumed in blaze
April 17, 2006
Lawrence firefighters hosed down a van that was consumed by fire this morning in a church parking lot near the city’s downtown. No one was injured in the blaze.
Clouds to break up
April 17, 2006
Lawrence was a little foggy and cloudy this morning, but some sunshine is on the way, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “We’ll have some morning clouds and they’ll start to break up this afternoon,” Schack said.
Pope addresses global crises on Easter
April 17, 2006
In his first Easter message as pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday urged nations to use diplomacy to defuse nuclear crises - a clear reference to worries over Iran - and prayed that Palestinians would one day have their own state alongside Israel.
Facing facts
America has done its best to help Iraq but Iraqi leaders have not measured up to their responsibilities.
April 17, 2006
Critics of American policy and involvement in strife-torn Iran continue to emphasize United States errors in action and judgment while regarding the Iraqis as hapless victims of circumstance, totally at the mercy of the troops we have sent to help them survive the Saddam Hussein era and start anew.
Hanging out in New Orleans
April 17, 2006
While filming Celebrity Poker Showdown (CPS) in New Orleans recently, I had some free time and stopped by Harrah’s poker room to hang out.
Guerrero hits pair; Angels end skid
April 17, 2006
Vladimir Guerrero homered twice and drove in three runs to back a fine pitching performance by John Lackey, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped a three-game skid by beating the Baltimore Orioles, 9-3, Sunday.
Corrections
April 17, 2006
Celts’ LaFrentz escapes injury bug
Former Kansas University forward hoping to play in all 82 games this season
April 17, 2006
It hasn’t happened yet, and Raef LaFrentz doesn’t want to tempt fate with a premature toast to himself.
Keegan: Pressure key for KU ‘D’
April 17, 2006
Even though the 2005 Kansas University football defense gave the highlight-film editors so much to work with, the plays that trigger the biggest ovations at alumni gatherings are easy to recall.
Volunteers needed for fundraiser for March of Dimes
Help sought at LMH, Ballard Center
April 17, 2006
The 38th Annual March of Dimes WalkAmerica fundraising event will take place on May 5 at Clinton State Park. Volunteers are needed to assist with parking, registration, along the route, and with the event picnic.
Cameras part of security picture
New York Police add surveillance tool
April 17, 2006
Along a gritty stretch of street in Brooklyn, police this month quietly launched an ambitious plan to combat street crime and terrorism.
Unfair education
April 17, 2006
To the editor: In reading “A disturbing trend” printed in the April 13 Public Forum, most of the facts are quite true.
Pulse Calendar
April 17, 2006
Taxpayers face the inevitable with today’s deadline
April 17, 2006
Two more days make preparation less of a burden for many filers
Rays seal sweep
Offense-challenged Royals drop seventh straight
April 17, 2006
Carl Crawford hurt himself and then the Kansas City Royals.
People in the news
April 17, 2006
Too many celebrities spoil the network broth
April 17, 2006
We’ve seen them dance. We’ve watched them skate. You know who they are:
State revenues exceeding expectations
April 17, 2006
Money’s tight. You’re paying your bills and notice a mistake in the checking account. You actually have more money than you thought.
Waiver wire: where injury meets opportunity
Ambulance chasing normal, but don’t put too much stock in replacements
April 17, 2006
Fantasy baseball addicts are the ambulance chasers of the sports world. Spy a significant injury, and off they scurry, nary a tear shed, to be the first to sign his replacement.
KDWP fish meetings slated
Proposed changes could make it hard for tourney organizers
April 17, 2006
Wildlife and Parks staffers will conduct a series of public meetings around the state this spring to hear comments on proposed fishing regulation changes.
Bush preparing to approve multifaceted bird flu response
April 17, 2006
In the event of a bird flu outbreak, U.S. money could be produced overseas and Americans checked in drive-through medical exams for signs of infection, according to government plans being finalized.
Graduates: Emphasize work experience, skills on resume
April 17, 2006
Q: I’m a recent college grad who’s having a hard time finding a job. Most openings require three to five years’ experience, whereas I have only one year as an unpaid intern in publishing. Maybe I’m looking in the wrong places. - Austin
The Replacements
Atypical Sunday lineup lifts Jayhawks
April 17, 2006
Kassie Humphreys admitted she was surprised. Nicole Washburn raised her eyebrows, too.
Ex-KU guards to play in finals
April 17, 2006
Former Kansas University basketball players Keith Langford and Aaron Miles will play for the NBA Development League title Saturday.
Horoscopes
April 17, 2006
Scary Movie 4’ scares up best Easter opening ever
April 17, 2006
Bob and Harvey Weinstein returned to the box-office lead as “Scary Movie 4” debuted with $41 million, the first No. 1 opening for the new company founded by the former Miramax bosses.
City Commission: Evaluating downtown library plans
April 17, 2006
City commissioners will discuss what standards they want to use when evaluating proposals from the private developers interested in partnering with the city on the construction of a new downtown library.
Number of employees who earn $100K rises
Private donations, grants help pay salaries for KU, KU Med workers
April 17, 2006
The number of state employees earning more than $100,000 a year skyrocketed during the three years ending in 2005, according to public records examined by the Journal-World.
Local visitor center to mark anniversary
April 17, 2006
The Lawrence Visitor Information Center will open its doors and feature special events Saturday to celebrate the center’s 10th anniversary at the Union Pacific Depot in North Lawrence.
Step by step, professor perseveres after accident
Double vision, other impairments make everyday tasks difficult
April 17, 2006
For Darcy Morey, walking is awkward. Driving is impossible. Even thinking takes longer than it used to.
Eudora fire chief position remains empty more than a year later
April 17, 2006
More than a year after this city’s fire chief left the job in disgrace, a replacement still hasn’t been found.
Reactions to mumps, crypto vary widely
April 17, 2006
It’s been nearly three years since Lawrence was hit with an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis, catching local health officials off guard with its tenacity and rapid transmission from one person to another.
Shelton rewards Tigers for doing their homework
April 17, 2006
Here in New York, the term “Rule 5 draft” is as foreign as “Sweetest Day” or “NASCAR.” In other parts of the baseball world, however, it’s a valuable resource, and the amazing Chris Shelton serves as the new poster boy.
Pitt, Jolie embrace Namibia as family expands
April 17, 2006
A local governor in Namibia said Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt told him they will have their baby in his country and are considering giving the child a Namibian name, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Nepal strike cuts supplies of food, fuel
April 17, 2006
The Nepalese capital ran low on fresh food and fuel Sunday because of a general strike that shut down the city, and thousands of angry pro-democracy demonstrators clashed with police firing rubber bullets.
The new shape of shoes
April 17, 2006
This season’s trendiest shoe shapes are sure to put a little spring in your step.
Voices of the prairie
Inspired by nature, composer’s work lures audience to unique outdoor concert experience
April 17, 2006
Nature and music forged a perfect partnership during the debut performance of composer Eugene Friesen’s “Grasslands: Prairie Voices.”
Tress stress
50-year-old bride in a tangle over wedding style for graying
April 17, 2006
The third most important day of her life is coming up, and Anita Arkeketa needs to look good.
After long struggle, mother faces deportation to Mexico
April 17, 2006
Myrna Dick is desperate for her young son to take a nap, so she cajoles him with soft Spanish phrases.
Women’s turkey hunt scheduled
Sixth annual event near Council Grove on tap this weekend
April 17, 2006
Many Kansas women have never experienced the thrill of hunting spring gobblers, so Wildlife and Parks will conduct its sixth annual Spring Turkey Hunt on Saturday near Council Grove.
Pujols tags 3; Cards edge Reds
April 17, 2006
Albert Pujols’ third home run of the game, a go-ahead two-run shot in the ninth inning, gave the St. Louis Cardinals an 8-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
Quick, Czyz save series
April 17, 2006
For the fourth straight Sunday, Kodiak Quick earned the win and Don Czyz the save for Kansas University’s baseball team.
Easter preacher wins Heritage
Baddeley claims golf title after testifying in morning
April 17, 2006
Aaron Baddeley began the day in the most perfect place he could imagine, on Harbour Town’s lighthouse closing hole speaking about his Christian faith.
Richard Myers dismisses criticism of Rumsfeld
April 17, 2006
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld did not intimidate members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during planning of the Iraq war as some retired generals have charged, a former chairman said Sunday.
On the record
April 17, 2006
Lawrence Datebook
April 17, 2006
Animals suspected in maulings are killed
April 17, 2006
Authorities in Tennessee caught a black bear Sunday in an area where a little girl was mauled and scheduled tests to see whether it’s the one that attacked the group of hikers.
Small plane crashes outside airport, 3 die
April 17, 2006
A small plane crashed into a sport utility vehicle parked outside an airport Sunday, hurling it through a terminal wall, officials said. Three people in the plane were killed.
Two sex offenders killed in Maine homes
April 17, 2006
Two registered sex offenders were fatally shot in their central Maine homes early Sunday, and a Canadian man sought in connection with the slayings shot himself after Boston police cornered him on a bus, Maine authorities said.
Damage to KU from microburst about $6M
Federal aid will help pay for repairs
April 17, 2006
Kansas University officials said Friday the toll from last month’s microburst has increased to approximately $6 million as they discover more damage on the Lawrence campus.
President commutes death sentences
April 17, 2006
The president of the Philippines said in an Easter announcement that she would commute the death sentences of some 1,200 convicts, including about a dozen al-Qaida-linked militants.
At least 7 civilians killed in fighting
April 17, 2006
U.S.-led coalition forces using warplanes and artillery clashed with a small band of militants holed up in a house and a cave complex in eastern Afghanistan in fighting that killed seven Afghan civilians and wounded three, the military said Sunday.
Sectarian violence engulfs Alexandria
April 17, 2006
Police fired live ammunition into the air and lobbed tear gas into rioting crowds of Christians and Muslims on Sunday in a third day of sectarian violence in Egypt’s second-largest city.
New case confirmed of mad cow disease
April 17, 2006
Canada confirmed a case of mad cow disease on Sunday at a farm in British Columbia - the country’s fifth case since May 2003, when the United States closed its border to Canadian beef.
$50 million in aid pledged to Palestinians
April 17, 2006
Iran said Sunday it would give the Palestinian Authority $50 million in aid, moving in for the first time with money after the United States and Europe cut off funding to the Hamas-led government.
Parliament session postponed as political stalemate continues
April 17, 2006
The speaker of Iraq’s parliament late Sunday postponed a scheduled session of the parliament today because four months after they were elected, Iraqi lawmakers still haven’t been able to form a new government.
China meetings demand careful handling
April 17, 2006
Chinese President Hu Jintao visits the White House this week hoping to update Chairman Mao’s adage about who rules whom: In an era of global commerce and finance, power flows from the spout of an oil well and a mountain of foreign currency reserves.
Soft paternalism’ a threat to freedom
April 17, 2006
Apparently worried that we don’t have enough to worry about, the editors of The Economist, the British newspaper that looks like a magazine, put on their cover last week an ominous giant eyeball, under the headline “The state is looking after you.”
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 17, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 17, 1906: “The Baker Methodist baseball team defeated the Haskell Indian team 5-4 yesterday at the Haskell grounds. Witnesses called it one of the best games they ever had seen.
Old Home Town- 25 years ago
April 17, 2006
The Kansas Board of Regents upped the ante in a battle over fee hikes at its institutions, settling on a 22 percent increase for students the coming academic year. Also, the board was presented a proposed faculty salary increase package for fiscal year 1983 calling for a total of 17 percent more in pay and fringe benefits. Both actions got 8-1 approval by the Regents. The increase was to mean an additional $62 a semester for students enrolling at KU the coming fall. The current in-state fee was $380 a semester.
Printer to supply KU stationery
Lawrence business lands state contract
April 17, 2006
Printing Solutions of Kansas Inc. just landed a contract that will let it place blue and black ink on 418,000 business cards, 1 million sheets of letterhead and nearly 2.5 million envelopes for the biggest employer in town.
Change the jobs
April 17, 2006
To the editor: I believe it was Dave Barry who explained that the word “politics” derives from two (Latin?) roots: “poli,” meaning parrots, and “tics,” meaning bloodsucking parasites.
Police thanks
April 17, 2006
To the editor: Members of the Lawrence Police Department provide a vitally important, but sometimes thankless, role in the daily lives of Lawrence citizens, and I was thus very pleased to read the thoughtful article, “Walking in police officers’ shoes,” in the April 12 River City Pulse.
Tie immigration to military
April 17, 2006
Recently, I happened to read two of the best military memoirs ever published: “Bugles and a Tiger” and “The Road Past Mandalay.” Both were written by John Masters, a British officer with a literary flair who joined the Indian army in 1934, participated in one of the last imperial campaigns on the Northwest Frontier, invaded Iraq to overthrow a pro-German dictator in 1941 and then led a commando brigade operating behind Japanese lines in Burma.
ABWA chapter to mark anniversary
April 17, 2006
The Twilight Chapter of the American Business Women’s Assn. will meet today at the American Legion building. Networking begins at 6 p.m. and dinner will be at 6:30 p.m.
State to celebrate community banks
April 17, 2006
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has proclaimed April 24-29 as Kansas Community Bank Week.
Kiowa County farmers aim to open meteorite museum
April 17, 2006
Kiowa County farmers have found a new crop worth harvesting: meteorites, which can sell for $20 a gram, making a 20-pounder worth up to $20,000.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
April 17, 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.
Evolution to be topic of lecture, exhibit tour
April 17, 2006
Kansas Citizens for Science will host “Creationism vs. Evolution: Sorting out Religion from Science,” a lecture featuring Dick Wilson, former biology department chairman at Rockhurst University.
County commission to give annual evaluation
April 17, 2006
Douglas County commissioners will give Administrator Craig Weinaug his annual evaluation during their meeting this morning.
Presidential vote count slows for holiday
April 17, 2006
Vote counting in Peru’s presidential election slowed Friday for the Easter holiday weekend, leaving the country in suspense over who will face nationalist Ollanta Humala in a runoff.
Auction to feature lunch with KU’s Self
April 17, 2006
Bishop Seabury Academy will roll out the red carpet on Saturday for the school’s annual “Hollywood Night” silent and live auction.
Workshop to teach caring for quilts
April 17, 2006
Quilt lovers can learn how to take the best care of their quilts during a workshop Saturday morning at the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.