Archive for Sunday, April 23, 2006

All stories

6 arrested, 4 injured in brawl at Lawrence night club
April 23, 2006
A late-night brawl inside a downtown Lawrence night club sent at least six people to jail and another four to the hospital.
Team to scour field of battle
Archaeological survey to examine Black Jack site for historic clues
April 23, 2006
Nearly 150 years after the Battle of Black Jack, the entire story about what happened in southern Douglas County between pro- and anti-slavery forces may still be untold.
American Indians unite at annual powwow
Members of more than 50 tribes participate at KU event
April 23, 2006
Behind the pounding bass and songs of drum group Thunder Hill, members of American Indian tribes from here and elsewhere had a chance to return to tradition Saturday.
KU’s Bacchus, Battle shine
April 23, 2006
The wind was - but wasn’t - a factor on the final day of the Kansas Relays.
Lions enjoy exciting finish
LHS girls relays win silver, bronze; Free State’s Toussaint third in 400
April 23, 2006
Unlike the previous 24 hours, there was no gold rush by the two city schools Saturday at the Kansas Relays.
Oh, Zone!
Gatlin-anchored squad sets Relays record
April 23, 2006
The 26,211 sun-baked fans stood and waited … and waited … and waited for what seemed an eternity as Justin Gatlin, Maurice Greene and other Olympic-caliber sprinters positioned on the track for Saturday’s “Main Event” 400-meter invitational relay at Memorial Stadium.
Class of ‘56 celebrates achievements
April 23, 2006
Some hadn’t been back to the Kansas University campus since they graduated 50 years ago.
Building high-octane car tests engineering students’ abilities
KU group hopes to improve on last year’s 12th-place finish
April 23, 2006
It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds. It costs more than $100,000 to build. And it’s primarily handmade.
Lawrence volunteer center earns national recognition
April 23, 2006
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center is getting national recognition. The center, which serves as a hub for volunteer opportunities in Douglas County, is saluted in the current issue of USA Weekend Magazine - available in today’s paper - for making a difference in the community.
J-W wins top award
April 23, 2006
The Lawrence Journal-World won the top newspaper award during the Kansas Press Assn.’s 2006 Awards of Excellence at the Wichita Marriott Saturday night.
Mayor, lieutenant governor headed for runoff election
April 23, 2006
Mayor Ray Nagin and Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu will compete in a runoff next month following Saturday’s mayoral election, a tricky experiment of modern-day democracy that gave voters scattered by Hurricane Katrina a say in this city’s future.
White supremacists rally in Michigan
April 23, 2006
A group of white supremacists demonstrating outside Michigan’s Capitol was far outnumbered by 500 protesters who were screened by metal detectors and kept separate by 6-foot-high chain-link fences.
Earth Day met with political ‘gridlock’
April 23, 2006
Saturday was Earth Day, a time every year when Americans celebrate the environment and debate changes in the way to protect it. Yet on Earth Day 2006, the real news may have been what hasn’t changed.
What are you reading?
April 23, 2006
For unusual look, try Italian furniture for your home
April 23, 2006
Italian designers working since the 1960s have created some unusual pieces of furniture. One of the best-known is Ettore Sottsass. In the 1960s, he designed office equipment, including a famous red plastic typewriter.
Hitting on Tom Cruise: parody Web site gains surprise fame
April 23, 2006
D.J. LaChapelle and his buddies were mostly just having some fun at Tom Cruise’s expense when they created a Web site dedicated to poking fun of the Hollywood star.
K.C. futility finally ends
April 23, 2006
Mike Wood helped put an end to another long losing streak for the Kansas City Royals. It’s a situation he is all too familiar with.
KU honors Class of ‘56 on Gold Medal Weekend
April 23, 2006
Citations for members of the Kansas University Class of 1956 who were planning to attend this weekend’s Gold Medal Weekend activities. Citations were provided by the Kansas Alumni Association.
James huge for Cavs
Triple-double shows LeBron likes playoffs
April 23, 2006
LeBron James was more than ready for his NBA playoff debut, recording a triple-double while leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 97-86 victory over the Washington Wizards in their Eastern Conference series opener Saturday.
Harvick claims crown at Phoenix
Kenseth finishes third, takes lead in Nextel Cup standings
April 23, 2006
Kevin Harvick dominated in the desert again Saturday night, winning the Nextel Cup race for a weekend sweep at Phoenix International Raceway.
Sox stretch win streak to seven
April 23, 2006
Jermaine Dye hit a three-run homer, and Jim Thome added a two-run drive Saturday night to help the Chicago White Sox win their seventh straight game, 7-2 over the Minnesota Twins.
Texas A&M routs Kansas in tennis
April 23, 2006
Edina Horvath claimed Kansas University’s only singles victory - at No. 5 - in the Jayhawks’ 6-1 Big 12 Conference tennis loss Saturday at Texas A&M. KU fell to 13-9 overall, 4-6 in the Big 12.
KU rowers compete at Minnesota races
April 23, 2006
Kansas University’s rowing squad won one of five races Saturday. The Jayhawks beat Minnesota in the second novice eight race, but lost their other four against the Gophers and Boston University.
On the record
April 23, 2006
Lawrence Datebook
April 23, 2006
Carpenter arrested for working in the nude
April 23, 2006
A carpenter who keeps his clothes clean by working in the nude was arrested after a client returned home early and found him building bookcases in the buff in Oakland, Calif.
Swedish authorities puzzled by man floating at sea
April 23, 2006
Swedish authorities Saturday were investigating how a man calling himself a “stateless American” ended up floating on a raft of oil barrels and wood planks in the waters between Denmark and Norway.
Bomb kills 4 Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan
April 23, 2006
A roadside bomb killed four Canadian soldiers Saturday in the deadliest attack on that nation’s troops since they deployed in Afghanistan four years ago, and commanders blamed loyalists of the former Taliban regime.
243 injured as forces fire at protesters
April 23, 2006
Nepali security forces opened fire on a march by tens of thousands of demonstrators heading toward the royal palace Saturday to protest King Gyanendra’s rule. More than 200 were injured.
Diplomat warns against pressuring Iran
April 23, 2006
A top Kremlin diplomat warned against threatening Iran with sanctions or the use of force, saying that would only aggravate the international standoff over Tehran’s suspect nuclear program, Russian media reports said Saturday.
Slain militant confirmed as al-Qaida operative
April 23, 2006
The identity of a terror suspect killed in a shootout with security agents was confirmed as a senior al-Qaida operative behind militant attacks in Pakistan’s tribal regions and on U.S. troops in eastern Afghanistan, an official said Saturday.
Spokesman says Rice didn’t leak information
April 23, 2006
Condoleezza Rice’s spokesman on Saturday branded as “utterly false” a lawyer’s claim the secretary of state leaked national defense information to a pro-Israel lobbyist charged with receiving and disclosing such information.
6 arrested in plot to kill classmates
April 23, 2006
Six middle school students in a small Alaska town were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting to bring guns and knives to school to kill their classmates and faculty.
Police: Man tried to sell daughter for $7,000
April 23, 2006
A man raising his 18-month-old daughter alone tried to sell the little girl for $7,000 so he could make improvements to his house, police said Friday.
Suicidal man survives 12 nails to the head
April 23, 2006
An Oregon man who went to a hospital complaining of a headache was found to have 12 nails embedded in his skull from a suicide attempt with a nail gun, doctors say.
College editor fights to get newspaper back
April 23, 2006
Editions of a student newspaper that featured a front-page story about crime at Catholic University were removed from a news rack outside the school’s admissions office, the paper’s editors say.
Funeral for six relatives found slain is packed
April 23, 2006
Six family members found beaten to death in a rural Pennsylvania home were buried Saturday in the hometown of the eldest victim, the grandmother of the suspected killer.
Museums reach out to young mothers, at-risk girls
April 23, 2006
About 30 teenage girls - some mothers, others deemed at risk - gathered around tables at the Museum of Contemporary Art, cutting up magazines to create a collage showing what it means to be a woman.
Lansing guard appeals firing after dog-crate prison escape
April 23, 2006
The corrections officer fired after an inmate escaped from Lansing Correctional Facility in a dog crate said he was a scapegoat in the widely publicized case.
Starting from scratch
How to break ground on your first veggie garden and harvest the yummy rewards
April 23, 2006
You don’t have to count on your neighbors and co-workers to supply you with leftovers from their bountiful veggie harvests this summer.
Arts Notes
April 23, 2006
Olive Gallery offering classes, workshops
Poet’s Showcase
April 23, 2006
Sanctuary
Senator’s book recounts son’s suicide
April 23, 2006
It’s unusual for U.S. senators to publicly shed a tear over personal problems, but Gordon Smith did so in July 2004, when he spoke in the Senate about his 21-year-old son’s suicide.
High schools don’t need food policy
April 23, 2006
America is getting fat. Even in Kansas, studies are showing us to be fatter than ever. This is why both the federal and state governments are working on wellness policies to give kids healthier options in schools. The Lawrence school board tentatively approved a wellness policy April 11 to adhere to the new mandates. However, it is a policy that encroaches on students’ freedoms.
U.S.-China relations too important to fail
April 23, 2006
Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to the United States comes at a time of increased tensions between the two countries over a number of economic and foreign policy issues.
Outdoor adventures spur young imaginations
April 23, 2006
Lawrence never ceases to amaze me. On a recent Saturday morning, with no particular plan in mind, my daughter and I started our day with a short hike through Burcham Park. The cottonwoods by the river are as tall as redwoods and, to a 4-year-old, the paths through those woods are a magical kingdom.
U.S. must rise to meet energy challenge
April 23, 2006
While going through boxes during a move some years ago, I found Esso gasoline receipts from the ‘60s (Esso subsequently became Exxon in the United States). I showed them to my children and they were stunned. The price for a fill-up then was $3. Today, the price of gasoline has shot past $3 a gallon and some petroleum analysts predict prices equaling Europe’s of $4 or more per gallon by summer 2007. That would mean a cost of $80 to fill a 20-gallon tank.
Some discretion
The Kansas attorney general doesn’t need to second-guess health care professionals when it comes to reporting criminal sexual encounters involving Kansas youngsters.
April 23, 2006
Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline’s focus on sex and teenagers is missing the point. Although a federal judge in Wichita ruled this week that doctors, nurses, counselors, teachers and others can use their discretion when reporting sexual encounters by youths younger than 16, Kline says he is likely to appeal that ruling and press his case to force reporting of all such encounters.
LHS swimmers 10th at Trinity Invitational
April 23, 2006
Lawrence High’s girls swimming squad placed 10th on Saturday at the Trinity Invitational.
Relays Notebook
April 23, 2006
Christian Cantwell, a former University of Missouri standout, broke his own invitational shot put record, tossing 70-feet, 3 3/4-inches - the best throw in the world this year. His previous Relays record was 70-11/2.
Young artist tips hat to health issues with contest entry
April 23, 2006
Craig Stucky and his high school friends have priorities, you know. Like they want to look good without their shirts on this summer. So lately they’ve been eating healthier and exercising more, lifting weights between trips to the skate park.
Mutt ‘n’ Strutt supports good cause
April 23, 2006
What’s more fun than a schoolyard full of dogs ready to go for a walk?
Culture feeding violence toward women
April 23, 2006
And so we come again to the place where race and sex intersect.
Horoscopes
April 23, 2006
Perkins: Mangino excellent
AD says extension likely for KU coach
April 23, 2006
Taking a short break on a table in the shade during the Kansas Relays on Saturday afternoon, Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins uttered his most supportive recent words about football coach Mark Mangino, with whom he has been discussing a contract extension.
Bonds tags first homer
April 23, 2006
Barry Bonds found his power and his long-lost sense of humor, too.
Students to be held; hearing Monday in school shooting case
April 23, 2006
Five teenagers suspected of plotting a shooting spree at their high school will be held for at least 72 hours, a judge has ruled.
Gunmen clash after treachery accusation
April 23, 2006
Violent clashes and mass protests erupted Saturday across the West Bank and Gaza Strip between followers of the militant group Hamas and Fatah rivals, after a Hamas leader accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of treachery.
Councilman arrested for planning attack
April 23, 2006
A city council member in Colombia was arrested Saturday - while giving a live radio interview by telephone - for allegedly masterminding a guerrilla attack that killed nine of his colleagues.
Checking into Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room
April 23, 2006
A sexual assault victim is in one room. A Kansas University student with the mumps is in another. She’s running a serious fever.
Keegan: Relays bring out legends
April 23, 2006
GoldZone 2 came to an anti-climactic conclusion because the winning 400 relay team was too good for the rest of the field, so the anticipated showdown between Maurice Greene and Justin Gatlin never materialized.
Earth Day attracts a festive crowd
Parade, education and music are highlights of annual celebration
April 23, 2006
Toilets tacked on wooden dollies lined one side of Seventh Street, ready to roll through downtown Lawrence.
Victory Bible Church honors its founder
Congregation praises work of the Rev. Leo Barbee
April 23, 2006
The Rev. Leo Barbee says he trusted God when he first organized Victory Bible Church, 1942 Mass., on April 24, 1983. Now that he looks back after almost 23 years, he still gives credit to God.
Parker’s mettle pays off
Reliever delivers for LHS
April 23, 2006
After watching Blue Springs (Mo.) hitters smash six hits and six runs in the first 22รข3 innings, Lawrence High’s Daren Parker weighed his options in the bullpen.
Kansas can’t get to Cat
Humphreys’ hiccup helps Texas legend slam door on KU
April 23, 2006
One pitch. That was it. “One hanging curve ball,” Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge said.
Jayhawks make sure ‘Cats pay
April 23, 2006
The difference between winning or losing a baseball game can be this small: When the other team makes one tiny mistake, do you feast on it or help your opponent up?
Lawrence touts: It pays to buy locally
April 23, 2006
Like many of his neighbors and fellow Lawrence residents, Jason Edmonds figured he’d need to head to the Kansas City area to buy a car.
Mulch madness
April 23, 2006
Julie and I had been raking awhile. And it was time to start bagging the piles of leaves.
People in the news
April 23, 2006
Events raise funds for various charities
April 23, 2006
The gorgeous weather was a gift to participants in several charitable events Saturday in Lawrence.
Baldwin’s Garcia has busy weekend
April 23, 2006
After two long days at the Kansas Relays, Baldwin High sophomore Heather Garcia was ready for a nap.
Don’t discount luck in NFL Draft
April 23, 2006
First of all, the Colts’ coaching staff wanted to draft Dan Marino. Can you believe that? Their head coach, Frank Kush, had coached Marino at the Senior Bowl before the 1983 draft and fell in love with his arm, his mind, the complete gunslinger package.
New P.M. candidate vows quick action on government
April 23, 2006
The Shiite hard-liner tapped as Iraq’s new prime minister promised Saturday to swiftly finish building a unity government after parliament elected a top national leadership, ending months of political deadlock as the nation spiraled into chaos.
Bush: Iraqis must take on more security burden
April 23, 2006
President Bush said Saturday that the new political leadership in Iraq will shoulder the burden for securing the country, but he did not commit to a drawdown of American forces that now are playing the lead role.
Campaign puts focus on civics class
April 23, 2006
Between them, Sandra Day O’Connor and Roy Romer have had enough successful careers to satisfy half a dozen ambitious individuals. O’Connor was a rancher, a lawyer, a leader of the Arizona Senate and, most famously, the first woman justice of the Supreme Court. Romer was a successful businessman, the governor of Colorado, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee and, for the last six years, the superintendent of schools in Los Angeles.
Department filled with ‘team’ of players
April 23, 2006
On the popular television show “ER,” someone, it seems, is always mad about something.
Mother-to-be credits staff for saving her life
April 23, 2006
When the ambulance arrived on a recent weekend, Michelle Palmer’s blood pressure was 64 over 40.