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Rush again says he’ll be back
April 30, 2006
For the third time since Kansas University’s upset loss to Bradley last month, freshman Brandon Rush again said he will return to Lawrence for his sophomore season.
Former Jayhawks ink free agent contracts
April 30, 2006
None of the three Kansas University football players (Charles Gordon, Charleton Keith, Nick Reid) who were considered pontential NFL draft picks were selected in this weekend’s seven-round, 255-pick draft. But all three former Jayhawks had agreed to free agent contracts Sunday evening.
Fire damages house on Louisiana Street
April 30, 2006
A fire heavily damaged an apartment house at 838 Louisiana early Sunday morning.
As stormy weather brews in Douglas County volunteers keep eyes on sky
April 30, 2006
You can’t stop it and you can’t change it, but you can watch it. And because May and June are the peak times for tornadoes in Kansas, it pays to keep an eye on the sky.
KU center to bear Billings name
April 30, 2006
Kansas University’s International Center for Ethics in Business is about to get a new name.
Pickle castor popular with collectors
April 30, 2006
Victorian canoe-shaped glass dishes are often seen at antique shows. The shape also has been copied by some 20th-century designers. Green, vaseline, blue, yellow and clear glass canoes can be found. Most are in a pressed-glass pattern, like Daisy and Button, with many lines and raised parts that make the outside of the dish bumpy. These long, narrow dishes were made to hold pickles, an important food in earlier times. Food preservation was difficult, and pickles helped disguise the taste of slightly spoiled food.
Chiefs draft for ‘D’
Defensive end Hali, safety Pollard tapped with K.C.’s first picks
April 30, 2006
The Kansas City Chiefs took dead aim at their biggest weakness in the first two rounds of Saturday’s NFL Draft.
Old guys’ show they still can play
At 47, Mets’ Franco oldest player in history to hit a home run
April 30, 2006
Julio Franco doesn’t understand all the fuss.
Energy issues spur new cooperation
April 30, 2006
German motorists shrug off gasoline prices that have gradually climbed above $6 a gallon. So while President Bush scrambles to show angry voters that he is fighting gas prices of more than $3 a gallon, Chancellor Angela Merkel leisurely turns her thoughts to summit meetings and vision statements.
Bush shows compassion on immigration
April 30, 2006
Breaking news: There’s been a sighting of the Compassionate Conservative.
Couch’s 64 good for Zurich lead
New Orleans golf leader goes from worst to first
April 30, 2006
Chris Couch has been on a wild ride ever since he got to the Big Easy, and going from worst-to-first in a wind-swept third round Saturday at the Zurich Classic only was part of it.
Economist John Kenneth Galbraith dies at age 97
April 30, 2006
John Kenneth Galbraith, the Harvard professor who won worldwide renown as a liberal economist, backstage politician and witty chronicler of affluent society, died Saturday night, his son said. He was 97.
Homeowners praise day laborers’ work
April 30, 2006
Chris James needed help moving a piano and three dozen boxes of records from his music studio, but instead of corralling some buddies he rented a truck and hired day laborers outside the local Home Depot.
Three years after ‘mission accomplished,’ outlook is mixed
April 30, 2006
At the edge of a southern Iraqi city, a refugee family huddles in a tin shack, its hope of jobs and security gone. A northern businessman dreams of opening a store in Baghdad, but the violence puts him off. In the south, a young woman glances nervously around a crowded bus station, fearful a suicide bomb will steal her life even as she celebrates new freedoms.
KU students support college-savings plan
House bill provides incentive for investing
April 30, 2006
Kristine Midyett, a single mother putting herself through college, knows how hard it is to save.
Horoscopes
April 30, 2006
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Sooners survive furious Jayhawk rally
April 30, 2006
Maybe the rain was a blessing in disguise.
On a roll
Imaginative kids give Ford Tempo fourth makeover for parade
April 30, 2006
Most people wouldn’t trust an 8-year-old to paint their car. Then again, most people don’t drive a Ford Tempo that was once plastered with 1,000 fast food toys, transformed into a rolling nightmare and then finger-painted and glittered to within an inch of its carburetor’s life.
Nets deadlock series
Kidd lifts New Jersey past Indiana
April 30, 2006
Indianapolis Jason Kidd returned to being dominant and helped the New Jersey Nets even their first-round series with the Indiana Pacers.
No suspense on Day 1
Slight drops by Bush, Leinart only real drama in first round
April 30, 2006
USC teammates Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart dropped on draft day. Both should rise quickly after it.
Pujols’ power among April highlights
First month of season provides power surge, with long balls up 21 percent over last year
April 30, 2006
Albert Pujols is off to one of the best starts in baseball history. Greg Maddux is turning back the clock after turning 40. Barry Bonds is closing in on Babe Ruth.
Break looms within Baptist churches
April 30, 2006
Delegates from the American Baptist Churches of the Pacific Southwest voted overwhelmingly Saturday to recommend severing ties with the national denomination in a dispute over homosexuality.
Commentary: Hernandez 20 years behind times
April 30, 2006
My first thought upon hearing Keith Hernandez was in trouble was that he was doing drugs again.
Pujols jacks another
Slugger’s 14th HR sets April record
April 30, 2006
Albert Pujols set a major-league record with his 14th homer in April, a tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning that sent the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 victory Saturday over the Washington Nationals.
Former governor goes on trial, campaigns for old job
April 30, 2006
Former Gov. Don Siegelman will be trying to convince a jury that he is innocent of corruption charges during the very weeks he is asking voters in the Democratic primary election to return him to office.
People in the news
April 30, 2006
¢ Guitarist treated after reportedly falling out of tree ¢ Pickler not surprised by ‘American Idol’ cast off ¢ Half of Phish playing at fundraiser for lawmaker ¢ ‘Lost’ actress Rodriguez released from Hawaii jail
Experts: Reliance on oil must end
Energy workshop touts alternative fuels like ethanol, wind
April 30, 2006
Regardless of the solution - be it ethanol, wind power or otherwise - Americans need to shift away from oil dependence, policymakers and ethanol proponents said Saturday.
Market abuzz, despite rain
April 30, 2006
Rainy weather didn’t deter people from flocking to the Lawrence Farmers Market’s seasonal opening Saturday at a new location, 824 N.H.
Offense dominates Haskell spring game
April 30, 2006
Kevin Penass doesn’t care which quarterback throws him the ball.
Lawrence datebook
April 30, 2006
Review: ‘Da Vinci Code’ follow-ups lack thrill of best-selling mystery
April 30, 2006
A British judge may have exonerated Dan Brown of plagiarism, but that’s no reason to forgive the author of “The Da Vinci Code” for spawning the currently flourishing genre of theological conspiracy thrillers. As of last week, Steve Berry’s “The Templar Legacy” continued to hold its own at No. 6 on the New York Times best-seller list, Raymond Khoury’s “The Last Templar” had slipped a bit to No. 15, but Javier Sierra’s “The Secret Supper” had already ascended to No. 8.
News business changing but not dying
April 30, 2006
Moan, moan, moan. Complain, complain, complain. Wallow, wallow, wallow.
KU student writes new music for play
April 30, 2006
Jordy Altman once served as a song leader at a Jewish music camp. And he’s played his guitar a few times at house parties.
Jazz ensemble to present annual concert
April 30, 2006
The Baker University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of J.D. Parr, will present the annual Chris Grubb Memorial Scholarship Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rice Auditorium on the Baker campus.
Contest entries sought from photographers
April 30, 2006
Amateur photographers from around Douglas County are invited to submit an original photograph that demonstrates the many positive ways that seniors are aging in our county.
Poet’s Showcase
April 30, 2006
“Whipping Frogs” by Dan McCarthy
Driver killed on Highway 59
April 30, 2006
One person was killed and another injured after a two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. highways 59 and 56 about 10 miles south of Lawrence.
Payday loans deepen debt
Borrowers warn quick fix can lead to financial woes
April 30, 2006
At 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the gas gauge on Marty Jo Brave Bull’s pickup truck was on empty. She didn’t have the money to fill it up. So she pulled into Quik Cash, a storefront at 1401 W. Sixth St., walked up to a window inside and said, “I need to make a loan.”
Ethics professor takes high road
April 30, 2006
On a cluttered desk in an office on the third floor of Kansas University’s Summerfield Hall sits an old black-and-white photo of the Lone Ranger, his clear gaze peering ahead with his gun drawn, injustice in its sights.
Bottom line
April 30, 2006
Community Mercantile Co-op, 901 Iowa, recently received a Pollution Prevention Award for Environmental Excellence from Region 7 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Gift, awards shine at Cottonwood event
April 30, 2006
Jim Clark Motors continued its years of support for Cottonwood Inc. by giving the Lawrence operation its largest individual gift in memory: $50,000.
Split grows between al-Qaida, Muslim groups
April 30, 2006
When terrorists blew themselves up in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula this week, the radical Palestinian group Hamas quickly joined Arab governments and Western leaders in condemning a “criminal attack against all human values.”
Few response improvements made as hurricane season looms
April 30, 2006
Most of the changes in natural disaster preparedness proposed by the White House and Congress since Hurricane Katrina are years away at best, leaving the Gulf Coast and other areas vulnerable to new devastation.
United 93’ screened for rescue staff, families of victims
April 30, 2006
For the vast majority of theatergoers across the country who bought tickets for the opening night of “United 93,” the movie packed 110 minutes of seat-gripping terror in a temporary transport back to the day America was attacked.
After surgery, it’s bus fare back to homeless shelter
April 30, 2006
Dreama Biggers, 47, knew she had tumor. “I could feel it,” she said, rubbing her right side.
Schools should be focus, say bishops
April 30, 2006
Bishops from three major Christian denominations Saturday said the state should focus on education and poverty and steer away from hot-button issues.
Big 12 football, Sherrill’s way
As radio host, former A&M coach tireless as he analyzes league inside and out
April 30, 2006
He put in an offense that resulted in Dan Marino throwing 37 touchdown passes as a junior at the University of Pittsburgh. He coached Texas A&M to the Cotton Bowl.
Keegan: Fans can analyze all day
April 30, 2006
You’ll never see draftniks mocked in this space. The NFL and NBA drafts entertain me more than the games of those professional sports leagues.
KU sophomore Agafonov wins hammer throw
April 30, 2006
Kansas University sophomore Egor Agafonov won the Drake Relays hammer throw Saturday in a school-record distance of 233 feet, zero inches. Agafonov broke his previous KU best mark of 228-6 and now has the second longest throw in the country this season.
KU softball washed
April 30, 2006
Saturday’s scheduled Big 12 Conference softball game between Kansas and Oklahoma was postponed due to heavy rains.
Cycling help sought
April 30, 2006
Volunteers are needed for the 2006 USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals, scheduled for May 12-14 in Lawrence.
Free State soccer ties Garden City
April 30, 2006
Free State High’s girls soccer squad couldn’t forge ahead and tied Garden City, 1-1, Saturday. Free State scored in the second half when Lucca Wang assisted Logan Keasling. Coach Jason Pendleton cited Wang, Keasling, Clare Robinson, Leah Williams, Jenni Brooks and goalkeeper Bry Aiken for solid play.
House panel endorses new $401M school plan
April 30, 2006
A House committee axed $65 million Saturday from a Senate school finance plan, sending the revised bill to the House, where passage is far from certain.
Lawrence commuter report
April 30, 2006
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Flagrant fouls have lingering effect
Posey’s hit on Hinrich may have crossed the line
April 30, 2006
No Bulls teammates asked Stacey King to take a shot at Danny Ferry if he got one during Game 5 of the 1992 Eastern Conference Finals. None of the coaches issued orders while going over the game plan, nobody said a word to King.
Young follows in mentor’s footsteps
April 30, 2006
Thanks to Steve McNair, the Tennessee Titans have been watching Vince Young since he first attended their quarterback’s football camp in Mississippi.
Williams hits lottery with Texans
April 30, 2006
Mario Williams discouraged his mother from playing the newly launched North Carolina lottery when she brought it up a couple of weeks ago.
Showers wash out Royals’ 6-1 lead
April 30, 2006
The weather wiped out one of the worst performances of Esteban Loaiza’s career. Erasing it from his mind won’t be so easy.
Hensley discloses early knowledge of ‘Nuss Fuss’
April 30, 2006
The Senate’s top Democrat acknowledged Saturday that he knew several weeks before other legislators that Senate President Steve Morris had contact with a Supreme Court justice on school finance issues.
On the record
April 30, 2006
Thousands protest against president
April 30, 2006
Thousands of protesters demanding reform gathered in the main square in Kyrgyzstan’s capital on Saturday but dispersed peacefully after the president and prime minister addressed the crowd.
Premier Berlusconi indicates he will resign
April 30, 2006
Premier Silvio Berlusconi indicated Saturday he was ready to resign after long denying electoral defeat, saying a Cabinet meeting expected to make his departure official was scheduled for Tuesday.
Lawsuit: Veterinary clinic faked dog’s death
April 30, 2006
A couple who thought they were watching their epileptic dog being euthanized actually witnessed a simple sedation procedure concocted so the veterinary clinic could later give the canine to another owner, they claim in a lawsuit.
Report: Church to defy Vatican’s wishes
April 30, 2006
China’s state-sanctioned Roman Catholic Church will install a new bishop opposed by the Vatican today, potentially damaging efforts to restore official ties between the sides, a Vatican-linked news agency reported.
Lawmakers demand king give up control
April 30, 2006
Newly returned Nepalese legislators demanded Saturday that King Gyanendra be stripped of control over the 90,000-strong army, fearing he could use it to regain power after his recent concession to weeks of pro-democracy protests.
Wind, hailstorms batter Texas
April 30, 2006
Storms battered eastern Texas with winds up to 100 mph and hail the size of baseballs, damaging buildings and slamming parked airplanes into one another at an airport.
Thousands converge for protest against Iraq war
April 30, 2006
Tens of thousands of protesters marched Saturday through lower Manhattan to demand an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, just hours after this month’s death toll reached 70.
Iraqi: 100,000 families forced to flee
April 30, 2006
Sectarian violence has forced about 100,000 families across Iraq to flee their homes, a top Iraqi official said. At least 17 people, including an American soldier, were killed Saturday in fighting.
Contreras, ChiSox win again
April 30, 2006
Jose Contreras recorded his 12th straight regular-season victory, and Jim Thome set a club record with his 10th home run in April, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 2-1 victory Saturday over the Los Angeles Angels.
Nonprofits lose donor with sale of Knight Ridder
April 30, 2006
Silicon Valley, get out your checkbooks.
Arson squad blows up news rack in bomb scare
April 30, 2006
A newspaper promotion for the upcoming movie “Mission: Impossible III” misfired Friday when a Los Angeles County sheriff’s arson squad blew up a news rack, thinking it contained a bomb.
League looks at voter education
April 30, 2006
As a longtime teacher and co-president of the Wichita-Metro League of Women Voters, Ernestine Krehbiel heard something that really got under her skin earlier this year.
Bankruptcies
April 30, 2006
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Mexico works to distance itself from boycott
April 30, 2006
After months of criticism that it has meddled in the U.S. debate over immigration, Mexico is trying to distance itself from Monday’s planned economic boycott by immigrants across the United States.
Roberts’ role
April 30, 2006
To the editor: Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, appears to want to further slow down investigations into whether President Bush lied to Congress and the American people about pre-war intelligence in the run-up to the Iraq war.
LHS tradition
April 30, 2006
To the editor: “Showtime” at LHS is a great event for Lawrence.
Jayhawk rules
April 30, 2006
To the editor: Fellow Jayhawk fans may have gotten their dander up over “Rules limiting use of Jayhawk amuse, irk faculty members” (Journal-World, April 22), and I don’t blame them.
U.S. faces educational, economic competition
April 30, 2006
Perhaps the most telling development of the recent Chinese delegation visit to the United States escaped the eye of most American journalists. While Presidents Bush and Hu were immersed in social niceties and political generalities, the Minister of Education from China was in New York to sign an historic plan with the College Board to help train hundreds of U.S. educators to teach Chinese to high schools students.
New view
By opening some lines of communications, city officials were able to make important adjustments to a downtown sewer construction project.
April 30, 2006
Communication is a good thing.
Thousands flock to New Orleans for 1st Jazz Festival since Katrina
April 30, 2006
The Franklin Avenue Baptist Choir, from one of this city’s more devastated areas, had already whipped fans at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival into a frothing frenzy - but the choir’s leader didn’t think the crowd was excited enough.
Best sellers
April 30, 2006
E.M.U. Theatre takes walk in the park with Shakespeare
April 30, 2006
It turns out that rehearsing Shakespeare in a park can be a bit trickier than practicing in a closed-door auditorium. A cast preparing for this week’s performance of “As You Like It” has learned that this spring.
Award winners’ work featured in gallery
April 30, 2006
Kansas University’s Art Department will present a scholarship exhibition in KU’s Art and Design Gallery today through Tuesday.