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Archive for Saturday, April 22, 2006

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Births
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On the street
Photo galleries
2006 Kansas Relays: Day 3 and GOLDZONE Civil War Veteran People and Places 4-22-06 2006 Kansas Relays: Day 2
Podcasts
Polls
What changes would you like to see at a new Lawrence Public Library?

Poll results

Response Percent
A parking garage with 400 spaces
 
0%
At least 100 new public-access computers
 
0%
Rooms to help teenagers remain interested in reading and learning
 
0%
More children’s reading space
 
0%
More community meeting space
 
0%
Larger selection of new media (CDs, DVDs, etc.)
 
0%
A more modern, “bookstore” feel rather than traditional “stacks of books” design.
 
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All stories

Man carrying gun tries to steal purse
April 22, 2006
An armed man attempted to steal a woman’s purse at gunpoint this morning in the parking lot of Dillon’s grocery store, 1015 W. 23rd St., police dispatchers said.
Judge’s lunch meeting scrutinized
Speaker calls for investigation of school discussion with lawmakers
April 22, 2006
A two-pronged inquiry appeared in progress Friday into what was said between Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss and two influential lawmakers about the pending school funding lawsuit.
Nation’s best pitchers to tangle at Arrocha
April 22, 2006
Who’ll pitch against whom? That’s the intriguing question as Kansas University prepares to tangle with national power Texas in softball this weekend.
Officials say plot to attack school was not a prank
April 22, 2006
Some people say they were loners. Others say they were bullies. And one student says the five teenagers suspected of plotting a shooting spree at their high school had told classmates the posting on the popular Web hangout Myspace.com that eventually tipped off authorities was just a prank.
Ad appreciated
April 22, 2006
To the editor: I really appreciate the full-page ad “You’re to die for” Sunday, April 16, Resurrection Day, which made all the difference.
College Board launches program to train U.S. teachers in Chinese
April 22, 2006
China will help train hundreds of American educators to teach Chinese to high school students, the country’s education minister said this week.
Lawrence Police report success with DUI patrol van
April 22, 2006
Lawrence Police gained a new tool for fighting drunken driving during the past year with the purchase of a $90,000 blood-alcohol testing van.
New development code could reshape feel of city
April 22, 2006
Lawrence developers soon will have a chance to build different-looking neighborhoods.
LMH, Eudora planning expansion
April 22, 2006
After announcing plans to build a new expansion in Eudora four months ago, officials from Lawrence Memorial Hospital have met with the city to find out exactly what it’s going to take to make the project a reality.
Astaris site now home to international venture
April 22, 2006
The headquarters for ICL is 6,600 miles from its phosphates chemical plant at the edge of North Lawrence.
The hard sell
Yellow House owners learn hazards of buying used goods
April 22, 2006
Things were turned upside down at one local business last year after police accused the store’s owners of selling stolen property by running a fencing operation.
Baker University honors Partners-in-Progress
April 22, 2006
A father-son investment team, the owner of a media company and a longtime area historian were honored in late March by Baker University for their business success and community commitment.
Community advocate committed to needs of homeless
April 22, 2006
Steve Ozark is running a little late. He bustles through the door, quickly finishing a phone call while papers cradled in his arms are about to fall to the floor.
Farmers contend with record-high fuel costs
April 22, 2006
Put fuel prices next to the weather on the list of things that farmers worry over but can do little about.
Report: SMU makes offer to Dohert
Former North Carolina coach apparently is school’s choice over ex-Arizona State coach Evans
April 22, 2006
SMU officials had offered the men’s basketball job to Florida Atlantic coach Matt Doherty, sources said.
Another Wal-Mart coming to town
City, retail giant settle; smaller store set for Sixth and Wakarusa
April 22, 2006
After three years of litigation, Wal-Mart is coming to Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Keegan: Cloud hovering over KU
April 22, 2006
Day two of the Kansas Relays was another sunny one without a single cloud hanging over Memorial Stadium on Friday afternoon.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
April 22, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.76 at several stations in Lawrence. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Shiites select new prime minister
April 22, 2006
The Shiite alliance nominated a tough-talking Shiite politician, Jawad al-Maliki, as prime minister Friday in a move that breaks the long impasse over forming a new government aimed at pulling Iraq out of its sectarian strife.
4-H News
April 22, 2006
The Meadowlark 4-H Club met April 11 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Kyle Morgison, vice president, presided during the meeting.
Spring brings need to clean inside
Tips on how to freshen up often-overlooked areas of home
April 22, 2006
When the sun comes out and dries your rain-soaked patio and garden, everything outside suddenly feels fresh and clean. And everything inside … probably doesn’t.
Company promises results after receiving city’s largest tax break
April 22, 2006
The largest tax break ever granted by Lawrence city commissioners won’t bring a new company to town or fuel a hot new technology.
Staking a claim’
LMH to expand east ahead of K.C. encroachment
April 22, 2006
Even hospitals sometimes have to draw a line in the sand. And For Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Eudora has become that line.
Energy costs place extra stress on bottom line
April 22, 2006
Some are turning down the thermostats. Some are cleaning their boilers or replacing lighting. Some are just suffering and hoping to make it through.
Pharmacists go extra mile to help seniors with Part D
April 22, 2006
The phase-in of the federal government’s new prescription drug program - known as Medicare Part D - has been a bumpy ride for Americans.
Future looking bright for new development in south Lawrence
April 22, 2006
Mike Elwell looked all over town for a place to make his dreams for indoor tennis come true.
Growing in every direction
New residents, businesses ‘discover’ North Lawrence
April 22, 2006
Bob Moody is getting plenty of new neighbors: more homes, more businesses and more activity in North Lawrence.
New urbanism could change Lawrence lifestyles
Plan advancing for new style of neighborhood
April 22, 2006
Work is expected to begin by the end of the year on a new northwest Lawrence neighborhood that is designed to feel old.
Midwest conversion
Pinnacle Technologies Inc. owner thriving in science, industry
April 22, 2006
One might say Donna Johnson’s career has come full circle.
People in the news
April 22, 2006
Society Calendar
April 22, 2006
Around and about
April 22, 2006
Horoscopes
April 22, 2006
Baldwin to renovate downtown
April 22, 2006
This time next year downtown Baldwin will look a lot different - and a lot better, city officials say.
How can Christians keep the Easter spirit alive year-round?
April 22, 2006
Assurance through Christ and Easter spirit, paid in full
Salvation Army faces obstacles in building new shelter
April 22, 2006
The Salvation Army still has a $2 million hill to climb to collect what it needs to build a $3.5 million shelter.
Ex-recruit Weekley may have tipped investigators
April 22, 2006
The Kansas University football team’s recent troubles with NCAA violations, including allegations of academic fraud, may have surfaced as a result of former defensive end Monroe Weekley coming forward.
Frederick: Finding ‘unfair’
April 22, 2006
The words are a dagger to someone in charge of an athletic department: lack of institutional control.
NCAA: Kansas lost institutional control
April 22, 2006
The NCAA alleges Kansas University demonstrated a lack of institutional control within its athletic department from 1997 to 2003, according to information released by KU on Friday.
Commission weighing plans for library expansion
April 22, 2006
City commissioners want to build a new library, and they want to build it downtown.
Allman propels Kansas
Kansas baseball edges K-State, 8-5
April 22, 2006
Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price will tell you that John Allman has not arrived. At least not yet.
Chaos continues as king vows to restore democracy
April 22, 2006
A visibly uncomfortable king of Nepal promised Friday to bring democracy back to this Himalayan nation, trying to end a bloody political crisis that has engulfed the country. His efforts, though, met only with an opposition pledge of more demonstrations.
Pujols gets hit No. 1,000
April 22, 2006
In their first game without Derrek Lee, the Chicago Cubs were hurting for pitching and offense.
Merck ordered to pay $32M in Vioxx case
Drug maker found liable for death of 71-year-old
April 22, 2006
A state jury found Merck & Co. liable Friday for the death of a 71-year-old man who had a fatal heart attack within a month of taking its since-withdrawn painkiller Vioxx and ordered the company to pay $32 million. Merck said it would appeal.
KU tennis team puts First Serve’s courts to use
April 22, 2006
Kansas University tennis coach Amy Hall-Holt rotates her glances among three different pairs of her players, who are exchanging volleys during a recent practice
City, county weighing Farmland site purchase
April 22, 2006
City and county commissioners continue to inch closer to making an offer to buy the vacant Farmland Industries fertilizer plant on the east edge of Lawrence and convert it into a new industrial park.
Funny business afoot
Joe-College owner capitalizes on school pride
April 22, 2006
If you want a good laugh, stop and take a peek through the windows of a new store at 734 Mass.
Chain reaction
By choice or by mandate, fast food restaurants are renovating properties
April 22, 2006
Fast food has been getting a little faster at a few Lawrence establishments lately.
Habitat for Humanity meets community need with Comfort Neighborhood
April 22, 2006
Cathy Brittain has dreamed for several years about being able to pull into the driveway and up to her own home.
Doctor expands practice to fill gap
April 22, 2006
Endocrinologist Charyse Sindler regularly advises her diabetic patients about lifestyle changes. In the seven years she has been a Kansan, the Miami-trained physician has faced several of her own - mostly, she says, for the better.
City, county leaders scrutinize legislative developments
April 22, 2006
Local governments have good reason to look toward Topeka during legislative sessions.
Lawrence Datebook
April 22, 2006
Ripe for tourism
Farmers hope to repeat success of 2005 venture
April 22, 2006
Lawrence-area farms are producing more than tomatoes and peppers.
Churches expand to serve growing population
April 22, 2006
When St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church opened in 1997 at 5700 W. Sixth St., it was in the country.
Lawrence retail campaign expanding
April 22, 2006
The Chamber of Commerce campaign to get Lawrence residents to shop in Lawrence will expand this spring.
Faith Briefs
April 22, 2006
Wild, mild winter
For farmers, there’s never a dull day in the forecast
April 22, 2006
Patrick Ross didn’t mind the warmer winter weather one bit.
New chamber officers and Board members
April 22, 2006
The new faces in the Chamber of Commerce
City commissioners want different route for SLT
April 22, 2006
City commissioners have pledged to work on getting the stalled South Lawrence Trafficway project moving again - albeit in a different direction than other local leaders have envisioned.
County Commission on board with cleanup
April 22, 2006
Douglas County commissioners are still on board to help pay for the cleanup of the Black Jack Battlefield site near Baldwin.
Power plant hopes ‘green tags’ will help it and the environment
April 22, 2006
Sarah Hill-Nelson has a pretty standard line she gives folks preparing to walk into the 132-year old Bowersock Power Plant on the Kansas River.
OU: No surprises at NCAA hearing
Sooner officials discuss violations in men’s basketball
April 22, 2006
Oklahoma had a daylong hearing before the NCAA infractions committee Friday regarding more than 550 impermissible recruiting phone calls made to men’s basketball prospects during Kelvin Sampson’s tenure as coach.
Ready to rumble
Elite sprinters’ trash talk escalates
April 22, 2006
Don’t be surprised if the sprinters pass a boxing glove instead of a baton during today’s Kansas Relays “Main Event,” set for 5 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.
Valencia runs away with gold in 3,200
April 22, 2006
Alysha Valencia talked about playing it smart during her trek through the 3,200 meters at this year’s Kansas Relays.
Frost poem for JFK donated to museum
Poet hand-wrote inauguration verse
April 22, 2006
The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum has obtained the original version of the poem that Robert Frost prepared for the inauguration of John F. Kennedy but never read in its entirety because of the glare of the sun.
Relays Notebook
April 22, 2006
Defending Relays pole vault champ Jacob Pauli will compete against Olympic gold medalist Nick Hysong and ex-Jayhawk Pat Manson at 2 p.m. today.
Russell relishes javelin win
April 22, 2006
Bright-blue skies, upper-70-degree temperatures, a light breeze, mom and dad and a batch of friends in attendance :
Survey: Teachers mostly satisfied
April 22, 2006
For years, teachers have been seen by many as overworked and underpaid. According to a new survey, add that most are satisfied with their jobs.
Tale of survival wows family
Civil War veteran made it through notorious prison, boat wreck
April 22, 2006
Union Army Cpl. James B. Pees survived - twice. He ate from a cup and sometimes mixed in dirt to make his food last longer during his one-year stint at the Confederate Andersonville Prison in Georgia.
Shopping for the environment
April 22, 2006
“Paper or plastic?” No doubt you’ve been asked the question at the grocery store.
KU women’s hoops signee shines
April 22, 2006
The Kansas Relays can carry just as much pressure as a last-second, game-winning shot in basketball.
Truck leaks tons of biosolids
Crews clean up spill as stench fills neighborhoods
April 22, 2006
It might be the most fragrant traffic mishap in Lawrence history. About 8:35 a.m. Friday, a truck carrying 19 tons of “biosolids” - basically fertilizer made of treated human feces - spilled much of its contents along a roughly two-block area of Haskell Avenue.
Benson, Millar boost O’s
April 22, 2006
Kris Benson and Kevin Millar lifted Baltimore to a victory in their first New York appearances with the Orioles. Benson pitched just well enough to escape trouble, and Millar hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth inning in Baltimore’s 6-5 victory Friday night.
K.C.’s losing streak reaches 11
April 22, 2006
Jhonny Peralta was paying close attention to how Elmer Dessens was throwing to Jason Michaels.
On the record
April 22, 2006
Jury recommends death for man convicted of Great Bend slayings
April 22, 2006
A Barton County jury recommended the death penalty for a man convicted of helping to kill a Great Bend couple because he feared one victim might tell police about a previous crime, Atty. Gen. Phill Kline said Friday.
Spotlight on two-part ‘Elizabeth I’
April 22, 2006
Veteran actors Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons bring their considerable gifts to the two-part miniseries “Elizabeth I” (7 p.m. today, HBO, concludes Monday), a visually opulent and powerfully written (by novelist Nigel Williams) account of England’s “virgin” queen during the second half of her reign.
Dog trainer accused of smuggling phone
April 22, 2006
Toby Young, accused of helping convicted murderer John Manard escape from prison in a dog crate, smuggled him a cell phone that he used to help plan his breakout, prosecutors said Friday.
Commissioner dislikes 32nd Street SLT plan
April 22, 2006
Lawrence City Commissioner Boog Highberger says he still wants to finish the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Turnpike work will close Douglas County road
April 22, 2006
Work on the Kansas Turnpike west of Lawrence will cause the temporary closing on Monday of a Douglas County road.
Awards honor agency, man who helps homeless
April 22, 2006
A man who helps the homeless and an agency that helps foreign newcomers feel at home are the recipients of the 2006 Tom and Anne Moore Peace and Justice Awards.
Furor grows over boot camp death
April 22, 2006
Gov. Jeb Bush is facing a rapidly growing furor over the death of a 14-year-old boy at a juvenile boot camp, with about 1,500 demonstrators accusing authorities Friday of a cover-up, and Florida’s chief law enforcement officer resigning under fire.
Bird flu response a worry, poll says
April 22, 2006
Their expectations shaken by Katrina, Americans are divided over whether the government is likely to do a good job handling the bird flu if it reaches the U.S., a poll finds. People want a resolute response that includes quarantines if Americans do become infected.
CIA fires employee for media leak
April 22, 2006
In an unusual move, the CIA has fired an employee for leaking classified information to the news media, including details about secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe that resulted in a Pulitzer Prize-winning story, officials said Friday.
Voters to select mayor, council today
April 22, 2006
New Orleans residents will cast ballots for mayor today for the first time since Hurricane Katrina, choosing the candidate they want to oversee one of the biggest and most complex urban reconstruction projects in U.S. history.
Tongie’s Grizzle ‘awesome’ in javelin
April 22, 2006
Somewhere between a serious case of pre-event nerves and postperformance jitters, Roxanne Grizzle found the time to unleash the javelin toss of her lifetime.
Plane crash kills five graduate students
April 22, 2006
An Indiana University student was piloting a small plane through dense fog when the aircraft crashed, killing the four passengers and fellow classmates, officials said Friday.
Ottawa University hires new president
April 22, 2006
Ottawa University has hired Fred Snow as its new president.
Former student gets 5 years for sex assault
April 22, 2006
A 26-year-old former Kansas University student received a roughly five-year prison sentence on Friday for a May 2005 sexual assault on an acquaintance at his home in northwest Lawrence.
Abbas objects to militant force plan
April 22, 2006
President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday vetoed Hamas’ plan to set up a security force of 4,000 militants, but Hamas insisted it would go ahead, deepening the tensest clash yet between the Islamic group and the moderate Palestinian leader.
Oil prices concern world financial leaders
April 22, 2006
Finance officials from the world’s leading industrial powers expressed concern Friday about zooming oil prices and vowed to take action to prevent the global economy from getting knocked off course.
Blair’s wife’s campaign hair cost thousands
April 22, 2006
Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Labour Party spent $13,700 on hairstyling bills for his wife, Cherie, during last year’s monthlong general election campaign, a newspaper reported Friday.
Cardinal: Condoms are ‘lesser evil’ in AIDS fight
April 22, 2006
A senior cardinal who was considered for the papacy last year said in comments published Friday that the Roman Catholic Church should soften its ban on condoms because of the scourge of AIDS.
Queen Elizabeth II marks 80th birthday
April 22, 2006
Her gifts included a 21-gun salute, a Union Jack baseball cap, a tea set and a birthday tribute Friday from Prince Charles to his “darling mama,” 80-year-old Queen Elizabeth II.
Full-time mayor
April 22, 2006
To the editor: When I first moved from Southern California to Lawrence in 1992, I thought it rather strange for a growing city such as Lawrence to have part-time commissioners. And, low and behold, a part-time mayor selected by the part-time commissioners. After just a short time, I realized that the city was run by a full-time city manager!
ACLU issues
April 22, 2006
To the editor: I was glad to see that the Kansas University chapter of the ACLU finally found a cause they felt worthy of their attention (Journal-World, April 19). Their cause? Noise control. It seems students are being accused of having noisy gatherings; imagine that!
Delta pilots union OKs tentative agreement
April 22, 2006
The leaders of the pilots union at Delta Air Lines Inc. have ratified a tentative agreement, endorsing concessions that include an initial 14 percent wage cut and assurances the union won’t block any company effort to terminate its pension plan.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 22, 2006
From the Lawrence Weekly World for April 22, 1906: “Agriculture secretary Coburn issued a report on the present condition of wheat in Kansas counties. The showing made by Douglas County is especially flattering and is far above the average of the state. Douglas County has 26,550 acres of the crop and the status of the crops seems to be 100 percent. Not one acre of wheat around here has had to be plowed up because of difficulties. : The Democratic state convention in Topeka has decided on W.A. Harris, ex-senator from the state, as its candidate for governor.”
Old Home Town- 25 years ago
April 22, 2006
Four Kansas University alumni were named as the 1981 recipients of the Distinguished Service Citation, the highest honor bestowed by the school and its alumni association. They were Dr. Max Allen, Overland Park; Dr. Edward Hashinger, distinguished professor of gerontology at KU; John McLendon Jr., noted basketball coach from Downers Grove, Ill. and Phil Phillips, Bartlesville, Okla.
Human owner’s manual gets complicated
April 22, 2006
By now I am certain that the most complicated piece of equipment I operate on a daily basis is not my computer. It’s my body. As the sole certified owner, I am expected to download the latest information to my user’s manual and then promptly update my lifestyle, my lunch and my medicine cabinet. But sometimes it’s enough to make my hard drive crash.
Unfortunate distraction
A lapse in judgment by a Kansas Supreme Court justice is likely to complicate legislative progress on a school finance bill.
April 22, 2006
It’s unfortunate that a conversation between a Kansas Supreme Court justice and a couple of state legislators may further distract lawmakers in their deliberations about funding K-12 education in Kansas.
A week after leave, JCCC head retires
April 22, 2006
A week after taking a leave following a published report of an employee’s allegations of sexual harassment three years ago, Charles Carlsen retired as president of Johnson County Community College.
Sebelius faces ethics inquiry over e-mail to lobbyists
April 22, 2006
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius faces a state ethics commission investigation into whether her re-election campaign illegally solicited contributions from lobbyists, making her the fourth public official to face such an inquiry within a year.
Army suicides hit highest level since 1993
April 22, 2006
The number of U.S. Army soldiers who took their own lives increased last year to the highest total since 1993, despite a growing effort by the Army to detect and prevent suicides.
Frist will try anew for immigration bill
April 22, 2006
Majority Leader Bill Frist intends to seek Senate passage of immigration legislation by Memorial Day, hoping to revive a bill that tightens border security and gives millions of illegal immigrants a chance at citizenship, Republican leadership aides said Friday.
Drug maker targets tailor-made hormones
April 22, 2006
Thousands of women who rely on custom-made hormone drugs for relief from menopause symptoms have flooded the government with letters opposing a drug company’s effort to get health officials to crack down on pharmacies that sell them.
Study: Minorities get fewer mammograms
April 22, 2006
Women of color are less likely than white women to be adequately screened for breast cancer, a new study shows, and that disparity could account for why African-Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced-stage tumors and die from the disease.
Democrat departs House ethics panel
April 22, 2006
The top Democrat on the House ethics committee agreed Friday to leave the panel to defend his financial conduct and ease the political burden on a party that has made Republican corruption a major campaign theme.
Post office issues romantic Disney stamps
April 22, 2006
Now you can show your love for that famous mouse every time you mail something.
Jury declines enhanced penalty in good Samaritan murder case
April 22, 2006
A man convicted of killing another man who was trying to stop a purse-snatching was a potential major-league baseball player before he became addicted to methamphetamine, his mother said.
Scout News
April 22, 2006
Club news
April 22, 2006
Military news
April 22, 2006
Survey: Regional bankers warn of sagging economy
April 22, 2006
Slow retail sales and hiring slowed the economy over the past month, according to a survey of bank leaders in a seven-state region.
Area unemployment reaches 4 percent
April 22, 2006
Douglas County had the lowest unemployment rate in March among the state’s metro areas, the Kansas Department of Labor said Friday.
Raven Bookstore plans reading, book signing
April 22, 2006
The Raven Bookstore will co-sponsor a reading and book signing with two Kansas authors, Nancy Pickard and Suzanne Arruda, at 7 p.m. May 2 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Auditions to start for Summer Youth Theatre
April 22, 2006
Students interested in participating in Summer Youth Theatre can audition for roles in the Lawrence Arts Center program Sunday and Monday.
Theater students to give benefit concert
April 22, 2006
If you enjoy good music and need a haircut, mark Sunday on your calendar. “Features,” a benefit concert for the Douglas County AIDS Project, will be presented by Kansas University theater students and Headmasters Salon at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the Inge Theatre in Murphy Hall.
Rationalizations do not vindicate cheating spouse
April 22, 2006
Q: My wife tried to make me feel guilty when she left. She angrily blamed me for our divorce despite my desperate attempts to hold things together. I’m not a perfect man, but I loved her and would never have left. But in her mind, I failed so miserably as a husband that she was forced to run around with her boss! Can you believe that? She blamed me for her adultery.
Faith in the earth
Roots of most religions call for nurturing the natural world
April 22, 2006
When Mehdi Khosh recycles an aluminum can, he does it with God in mind.
City debating uses for Carnegie building
April 22, 2006
City commissioners are working their way through the process of deciding what type of fun they want the community to have in the now-vacant Carnegie Library building.
Kansas Bioscience Authority studying success stories elsewhere in the nation
April 22, 2006
Northeast Ohio’s bioscience development organization, BioEnterprise, helped attract $171 million in venture capital to the region’s health care companies last year. Kansas wants to follow their lead.
Former teacher takes helm of Leadership Lawrence program
City commissioner puts education background to use
April 22, 2006
Sue Hack, recently appointed as the new director of Leadership Lawrence, keeps reaping the benefits of a background in education.
What local businesses do you try to support?
April 22, 2006
What local businesses do you try to support?
Lack of federal funding leaves Haskell’s plans in limbo
April 22, 2006
These are not the best of times at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Nonprofits expand services for disabled
April 22, 2006
Full Citizenship Inc., a provider of job services for people with disabilities, is merging with another Lawrence-based organization with hopes for expanding programs for clients and businesses.
Sale gives software firm global reach
April 22, 2006
A Lawrence-based software company was recently sold to a multinational operation that wants to put its financial-compliance product to work.
Survey compares salaries statewide
April 22, 2006
Business owners, hiring professionals and job seekers can compare wages from more than 600 occupations in Lawrence and the state.
Advertising agency casts net for national clients
April 22, 2006
Callahan Creek doesn’t have a New York, Los Angeles or Chicago address, but that hasn’t stopped the Lawrence-based, full-service advertising and marketing firm from making a big name for itself.
Grant boosts preschool program
April 22, 2006
A $35,000 grant to the East Heights Early Childhood Family Center from the Ethel and Raymond Rice Foundation will buy the prekindergarten program some more time.
Area bioscience authority seeking growth
April 22, 2006
A new nonprofit corporation is looking to bolster area employment, production and tax revenue by fostering homegrown bioscience businesses.
Distribution center in Ottawa to add jobs
April 22, 2006
American Eagle Outfitters is preparing to double the size of its distribution center in Ottawa and add 300 jobs in five years.
Homeless to Housing organizers report obstacles
April 22, 2006
Despite the efforts of several organizations, the Homeless to Housing program has yet to draw substantial participation from tenants.
Cycling event expected to return to city
April 22, 2006
A three-day national bicycle championship event, which draws thousands of spectators and cyclists, plans to return to Lawrence in May.
Van Go exceeds $1 million mark in campaign
Arts program organizers hope to expand offerings to community
April 22, 2006
Van Go Mobile Arts is rapidly closing in on its goal of raising $1.3 million to renovate its facility and expand its services.
Retailers wary as plans advance for online sales tax
April 22, 2006
The state of Kansas is moving closer to starting a system with 18 other states to collect sales taxes from online retailers.
Local tourism director joins state council
April 22, 2006
A Lawrence tourism official is joining the reconstituted and newly empowered Kansas Council on Travel and Tourism.
An hour saved
LMH eliminates need to travel for heart procedure
April 22, 2006
Don’t underestimate the healing power of home. Dr. Donald McSweyn knows being close to home can be an important factor for patients who need heart procedures.
Drug plan a burden, pharmacies report
April 22, 2006
Round Corner Drug Store pharmacist Tom Wilcox filled a prescription last week for one of his Medicare Part D customers.
Pearson helps Americans with Medicare switch
April 22, 2006
Since the federal government’s new prescription drug program known as Medicare Part D began Jan. 1, things have not gone exactly according to plan.
Triathlon returning to Lone Star Lake
April 22, 2006
The Midwest Mayhem Triathlon will be back this summer at Lone Star Lake.
Wheat State Pizza expands throughout state
April 22, 2006
Wheat State Pizza is expanding again - it opened an Emporia store in mid-March and will be in Manhattan by the end of the year.
It’s About Time
North Lawrence business owner expands space for whimsical creations
April 22, 2006
The cool thing about Kelvin and Kathryn Schartz’s art gallery, It’s About Time, is that there’s so much to look at.
Eudora seamstress adjusts to altered shop location
April 22, 2006
After years of living in Lawrence, Susan Ashley said she felt Eudorans have a unique perspective on things when it comes to distance.
Thai-Siam dishes out original taste
Secret place’ in west Lawrence developing faithful following
April 22, 2006
Lawrence may have lost a Subway at Sixth Street and Kasold Drive, but diners can still “eat fresh” in the same location.
Toil and trouble: Mystic Realm owners don’t foresee reopening
April 22, 2006
A fire can be disastrous for any business owner, but when the fire strikes during the few weeks when the store’s insurance is being re-negotiated, the injury is grave and rare.
Fantasy in store for Lawrence customers
Anime’s billion-dollar business takes root downtown
April 22, 2006
Behind the elaborate, ever-watchful modeled sentinels that guard the storefront, amidst the figurines of robotic warriors and voluptuous schoolgirls, awaits a world of fantastic imagination and obscurity. Few who pass by Charismo, Lawrence’s premier anime and enthusiast collectibles shop, understand the products inside or the exploding market they are a part of. But the anime business is anything but imaginary.
Discussions under way for downtown sprinklers
April 22, 2006
One tipped-over candle is all it would take to wipe out more than 100 years of Lawrence history.
Best Bartender’ works in Lawrence
April 22, 2006
The best bartender in Kansas can be found pouring drinks at Seventh and Massachusetts streets.
Global beer buzz hits Lawrence
Foreign imports threatening domestics’ security
April 22, 2006
Reacting to a demand for import brews, more liquor stores are carrying exotic and hard-to-find suds, hoping to appeal to the increasingly discriminating beer drinker.
Seasonal savvy
Holiday business critical for some Lawrence retailers
April 22, 2006
Operating a retail business is no walk in the park. And if the business relies heavily on holiday sales, surviving the off-season can be like running a marathon, requiring planning, patience and endurance. Despite the usual challenges and the added competition from a growing online market, however, several successful local businesses relocated last year, expanding their operations and their profits. But their work is not yet over.
Tuttle named chair of La Leche board
April 22, 2006
Jane Tuttle was elected chairwoman of the La Leche League International board of directors during a meeting March 11-12 in Schaumburg, Ill.
Coldwell agent receives ‘elite’ honor
April 22, 2006
Cheri Drake, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate, has been named to the Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite.
Lawrence-Topeka trail draws leaders’ interest
April 22, 2006
City commissioners are at least interested in discussing the idea of creating a recreational trail between Lawrence and Topeka.
With eBay, turning profit from home gets easier
April 22, 2006
The thrill of the chase. One-on-one duels. Rich bounties. Rogues, privateers and treasure hunters of old may have sailed from port to port seeking these rewards, but a few Lawrence residents have discovered a new harbor for such excitement: eBay.
Lawrence therapists work with EMDR process to offer a different direction in healing
April 22, 2006
Therapists, sometimes using a computer program that displays a ball moving from left to right and back again, talk with patients about traumatic events and other painful experiences, eliciting memories, buried emotions and unhealthy core beliefs that patients have internalized about themselves.
Businesses go green
Owners, staff try to be environmentally friendly
April 22, 2006
A host of local businesses are doing their part to reduce their impact on the environment, and some are even working toward larger global change. From fuel cells to packing peanuts, these companies take different approaches to helping the planet, but their motives are the same: being green is just good business.
Sertoma cook-off planned for May 12
April 22, 2006
The Sertoma Club’s annual Corporate Cook-off and Mixer is set for May 12 at Broken Arrow Park, 2900 La.
Banker honored for community service
April 22, 2006
Whenever Sandra Studley goes to lunch with Bob Georgeson, the interruptions come early and often.
Lawrence feels like home for new Chamber hire
Beth Johnson named vice president of economic development
April 22, 2006
The Chamber of Commerce’s new vice president of economic development, Beth Johnson, has a special appreciation for the way Lawrence’s differing interest groups work together.
Lecompton chooses city council members
April 22, 2006
Voters hit the polls April 4 in Lecompton to decide three City Council seats.
Baldwin planning focuses on ‘quality of life issues’
April 22, 2006
Baldwin is growing, and more expansion is ahead for this southern Douglas County town.
Eudora statue commissioned
April 22, 2006
Lawrence artist Jim Brothers’ mentor once told him to do his best for a commissioned work whether it was for a nickel or $1 million.
Eudora seeking revitalization for downtown
Proposed recreation center, swimming pool part of plans for growth
April 22, 2006
Major changes are ahead for Eudora over the next couple of years as the town of about 5,000 people readies for more growth.
Star Gameday doing big business with sponsors for Kansas Relays
April 22, 2006
Signs lining the track at Memorial Stadium this weekend are the products of a new operation in town.
After-school program planned for Lawrence students
April 22, 2006
It’s a refrain that’s been around for about as long as young people themselves: “I’m BORED - there’s nothing to DO around here.”
New Baker president wants rapport with students
April 22, 2006
Not long ago, when Patricia Long was visiting Baker University’s campus, she spotted a group of prospective students winding through the buildings on a guided tour. She imagined a future in which, as president, she would personally welcome them to campus.
Industrial buildings in east Lawrence renovated
April 22, 2006
Industrial buildings that fell vacant during the last few years are getting new life in eastern Lawrence.
Associate vice provost positions filled
April 22, 2006
Kansas University has appointed two associate vice provosts for student success: Lori Reesor and Frank DeSalvo. They will start this summer.
New KU provost has respect for public universities
April 22, 2006
Richard Lariviere’s college-age daughter wanted to go to the University of Texas at Austin, but only if her father resigned as head of the school’s College of Liberal Arts.
New bids are needed for Kasold construction
April 22, 2006
City commissioners agreed to seek new bids for the reconstruction of a portion of Kasold Drive after bids for the project came in $1.2 million higher than expected.
New Mayor Mike Amyx seeks to build confidence in City Hall
April 22, 2006
Fixing streets and sewers are high on the priority list for City Commissioner Mike Amyx, who has begun his one-year term as mayor.
Funding for open space expected to come in 2007
April 22, 2006
Supporters of a Douglas County open space program have circled 2007 as the year that they believe government leaders will start to fund the idea.
City’s rainy-day funds dwindling
April 22, 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 in early April.
Commission adopts practices similar to Kyoto Protocol
April 22, 2006
In March, city commissioners agreed to sign onto both the U.S. Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement and the Sierra Club’s Cool Cities Program. Both programs involve cities taking efforts to fight global warming and basically agreeing to voluntarily follow the provisions of the Kyoto Protocol, which the U.S. has not agreed to be a part of. About 195 cities have agreed to be a part of the program. Below, City Commissioner Boog Highberger, who was mayor at the time the agreements were signed, explains the programs.
Wal-Mart adding grocery store to site
April 22, 2006
Wal-Mart has announced that in early September, the retail juggernaut will open a new 40,000-square-foot grocery store inside its expanded supercenter at 33rd and Iowa streets.
City rejoins list of most livable sites
Web site factors crime, housing data into annual rankings
April 22, 2006
Lawrence is back among the top 100 communities in the country to live, according to a Web site that matches people with places that fit their needs.
Big business or progressive policies? Industry or open space? Leaders find there’s so many decisions
Government tackling significant policy issues
April 22, 2006
A former fertilizer plant at the southeastern edge of Lawrence is a 467-acre eyesore to some, a once-in-a-generation opportunity to others.
Centro Cigars offers refuge from smoking ban
West Lawrence store also serves as club
April 22, 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.
Sellers of global cuisine offer international delights
Ethnic markets put world on a plate for Lawrence residents
April 22, 2006
Natalie Geary has a tough time finding pickled tomatoes, a treat in her home country of the Ukraine.
Spangles opening location in Lawrence
April 22, 2006
If Spangles’ success in Topeka is any indication, Lawrence will have a new hot spot on its hands.
Medical community expands in west Lawrence
April 22, 2006
Up here, there are dental offices as far as the eye can see.
Day care providers emphasize professional standing
April 22, 2006
Nancy Winchester is having an especially busy day at work.
Lecompton builds for prospective residents
April 22, 2006
Roy Paslay thinks it’s time for Lecompton to shed some of its small-town persona.
Prospecting pays off
Oil near Wellsville good business — for now
April 22, 2006
There’s oil in them hills, and John Herrick has spent years getting at it.
All-day kindergarten plans in limbo
April 22, 2006
Among Lawrence educators, there’s been a lot of talk about bringing back all-day kindergarten.
Prairie Moon School planning first grade
April 22, 2006
Sandy Beverly is one happy parent.
Timeline set for city manager’s hiring
April 22, 2006
The search for a new city manager is on.
West Lawrence drawing business
April 22, 2006
Brandon Woods Retirement Community simply couldn’t wait any longer.
City Commission puts sewer plans on fast track
April 22, 2006
Hurry every chance you get.
Rules limiting use of Jayhawk amuse, irk faculty members
April 22, 2006
There are new rules at Kansas University that bar the beloved Jayhawk from appearing on the business cards and stationery of most employees - except those in the athletic department and the alumni association.
Simons: FBI agent offers a timely message on ethics and crime
April 22, 2006
To many, the constant efforts and messages stressing the importance of ethics, honesty and character are likened to beating a dead horse. The warnings and alarms go in one ear and out the other, and many of those preaching the message of ethics and honesty are looked upon as goody-goodies, out of touch with the real world.