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Fatality along railroad in North Lawrence
August 12, 2006
Lawrence police officers this afternoon are investigating an accident along the railroad tracks in North Lawrence.
Early morning chase ends with busted fire hydrant, road closure
August 12, 2006
An early morning car chase resulted in a busted fire hydrant and road closures on Ninth Street from Iowa Street to Highland Drive.
Eating great, even late
What’s open into the wee hours to sate your grumbling tummy
August 12, 2006
The Frosty. The Big Mac. The Double Decker Taco. They’re cheap, impossibly convenient and yes, deliciously decadent during the late night hours. But, as the saying goes, too much of a good thing is never a good thing. So for those looking to revamp their nocturnal fast food habit, here’s a guide to the best eats in town after the sun goes down.
You won’t see silent McGwire in hall
August 12, 2006 in print edition on C2
I picture Mark McGwire sitting alone in the dark somewhere, too ashamed to defend himself and too guilty to explain the reasons why.
Mayer: Ex-Lions not lucky at Kansas
August 12, 2006 in print edition on C1
The 1966 football season was a great one for Lawrence High, a lousy one for six former Lions. They were on the Kansas University roster but sometimes wished they were back home enjoying the delights of LHS success.
Lawrence Datebook
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B2
KU offers parents relief at ‘break stations’
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B3
Parents of Kansas University students who need a break from helping their children move in this weekend can stop at any of the parent “break stations” on campus.
Should faith be based more on emotion or logic?
August 12, 2006 in print edition on D1
¢ Faith not based on either, necessarily ¢ When logic and emotion call, we should listen
Chicago goes green from top to bottom
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A9
Atop the scalding eighth-floor roof of the Chicago Cultural Center, workers dripped sweat as they planted row upon tidy row of hardy plants, the latest signal of one big-city government’s determination to be green.
Horoscopes
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B7
For Saturday, Aug. 12
Once-injured QBs to start
Roethlisberger, Culpepper ready to go under center
August 12, 2006 in print edition on C6
Daunte Culpepper and Ben Roethlisberger, who entered training camp as question marks because of injuries, will start the exhibition openers for their teams.
Culture cravings
Offerings to soothe your occasional urge for refinement
August 12, 2006
Let’s face it. Kansas isn’t the most culturally “cool” state in the nation.
Black Alumni Chapter expanding services to graduates
August 12, 2006
Kansas University’s black alumni can be more involved and at least more aware these days about activities that are occurring on campus and elsewhere.
Henrickson: Freshmen key
August 12, 2006
Bonnie Henrickson only knows one way to approach a season in which half of her scholarship players will be freshmen.
Facebook indiscretions plague users
KU scholarship hall students punished for drinking in dorm among those exposed on online sites
August 12, 2006
Be careful who you poke.
Library hours at Kansas University
August 12, 2006
When the university libraries are open
Growth potential exponential at Edwards Campus
August 12, 2006
About 2,000 students attend Kansas University’s Edwards Campus. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg for what the campus could someday serve.
University addressing faculty pay concerns
August 12, 2006
Not long ago, Kansas University faculty members didn’t have to search very far to find a reason to complain about the way they were treated by the university.
KU enacts aggressive conservation policies
Soaring energy costs hitting university’s bottom line
August 12, 2006
Think it hurts every time you open your gas or electric bill?
Turn on the nightlife
Impressive number of venues support Lawrence’s sonic scene
August 12, 2006
The Wakarusa Festival peddles 60,000 tickets, mostly to out-of-towners, who come to Lawrence in June to revel in live music.
University Women’s Club announces events
August 12, 2006
The University Women’s Club was founded in 1900 and in 1915 began KU’s longest continuous scholarship program.
Child of murder victim finally at home
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A1
Her mother has been killed, and her father is in prison for the murder. But on Friday, 7-year-old Ciara Ross got a new parent and a new last name during an adoption ceremony in Douglas County District Court.
City’s green fire fleet will slowly turn red
New era rolls in with traditionally colored truck
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A1
Lawrence residents once again will be seeing red - when it comes to fire trucks, that is.
Opponent questions Ryun’s energy mailing
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B3
Three months before facing the voters, U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Lawrence, has sent a mass mailout at taxpayer expense that says he is doing a good job in trying to lower gas prices.
Simons: Security measures necessary to the war on terrorism
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
What would the majority of Americans prefer: Allow wiretaps, the ability to trace financial transactions, intercept and study incoming and outgoing foreign phone calls, strict enforcement of the Patriot Act and other security measures designed to protect Americans from deadly terrorist actions, or severely weaken our country’s security policies and consequently increase the possibilities of deadly initiatives against U.S. citizens?
Shared history unites Korean War veterans
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
The cold winters, hot summers and bridges they helped repair during the Korean War link them all.
Ballad’ exists both as campy view of Kansas and as tool for history
August 12, 2006 in print edition on D1
There are two distinct ways to look at “The Ballad of Black Jack”: 1. It’s a campy - and sometimes hokey - view of early Kansas that glosses over an important era in the state’s history, often favoring a love story over historical fact.
Biblical brushstrokes
Kansas University graduate finds artistic calling by painting religious imagery
August 12, 2006 in print edition on D1
At age 28, five years out of college, Jason Jenicke thinks he’s found his dream job. He’s spent the last year doing oil paintings that line the halls of St. James Catholic Academy in Lenexa, which is entering its second year as a high school.
Bible collector displays rarities
August 12, 2006 in print edition on D1
The antique Bible market is hot. But if you don’t have the money to buy a first edition King James Version you still can get your hands on one at the Christian Heritage Museum, whose owner invites visitors to touch and purchase some of the 20,000 pieces in his collection.
Typhoon leaves 105 dead, 190 missing in southeast China
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
The most powerful typhoon to hit China in a half century killed 105 people and left at least 190 missing Friday after it blacked out cities and smashed more than 50,000 houses in the southeast part of the country.
Red Sox halt five-game slide
August 12, 2006
David Wells benefited from a seven-run third inning to earn his first victory of an injury-riddled season, pitching seven strong innings Friday night to help the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles, 9-2, and snap Boston’s five-game losing streak.
Broncos fall short in fourth
Giants, Falcons win on field goals as time expires
August 12, 2006 in print edition on C7
Rod Marinelli’s debut as coach of the Detroit Lions got off to a good start with a 20-13 win over the Denver Broncos on Friday night.
Top pick to debut against Chiefs
Texans to test K.C.’s revamped secondary
August 12, 2006 in print edition on C7
Mario Williams professes to not pay attention to the media hype surrounding him since the Houston Texans made him the first pick in the draft.
Gold’s acting job worth $12 million
Ex-Hollywood talent agent wins World Series of Poker
August 12, 2006 in print edition on C2
Former Hollywood talent agent Jamie Gold pulled off his best acting job ever early Friday morning, bluffing his way to victory at the World Series of Poker and taking home the grand prize of $12 million.
Raiders do it all in shutout victory
August 12, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence Raiders made sure the home fans didn’t leave happy Friday night, pounding out a 15-0 victory over host Aberdeen (S.D.) in a winners bracket game at the Central Plains Regional.
Source: Jankovich met with UTEP
August 12, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University men’s basketball assistant coach Tim Jankovich is one of several coaches in the running for the UTEP head basketball coaching job.
Damage control
Large KU delegation will ask NCAA to come down easy on alleged missteps
August 12, 2006 in print edition on C1
Roy Williams waited and waited for his turn. Sitting outside closed doors at a Kansas City hotel, Kansas University’s new men’s basketball coach just wanted to let the NCAA Committee on Infractions know how it was going to be under his watch.
Greyhound evacuated when gunman reported
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
A Greyhound driver reported a gunman aboard an Orlando-bound bus Friday, forcing the evacuation of the vehicle and a partial closure of Interstate 95, officials said.
Suspected serial killers indicted on 46 felonies
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
Two men accused of randomly shooting 16 people in a string of late night attacks were indicted Friday on 46 felonies including murder and attempted murder.
Police charge five for robberies, sex assaults
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
U.S. Park Police have charged five people in a string of violent attacks on tourists near national landmarks, authorities said Friday, crimes that prompted police in the nation’s capital to declare a citywide crime emergency.
Mothers who used same sperm donor meet
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A9
Michelle Jorgenson thought it was odd that her 8-year-old daughter Cheyenne - conceived with sperm from a mystery man known to Jorgenson only as Donor 3066 - was extremely sensitive to sound and walked on her toes.
Pastor’s wife stays jailed because of bond issues
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
Despite indications that she would be released, a minister’s wife charged with killing her husband will remain jailed because of problems discovered with her bonding company, a judge ruled Friday.
Man pleads guilty to killing 5 older residents
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
A 35-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to murdering five older residents during six years under a plea deal that let him avoid a possible death penalty.
Judge: Early voting unconstitutional
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
Early voting in Maryland is illegal, a judge ruled Friday, but he allowed elections officials to continue preparing to allow people to cast ballots beginning five days before next month’s primary.
GOP group works to push out moderates
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
Fresh off their first victory over a Republican incumbent, GOP conservatives seeking party purity on taxes and spending are focused on ousting moderate Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee, of Rhode Island.
BP to keep oil flowing during pipeline repairs in Alaska
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A3
BP PLC said Friday it would keep one side of the nation’s largest oil field open as it replaces 16 miles of pipeline, averting a total shutdown that could have put a larger crimp in the nation’s oil supply.
Former football star returns to help save dying town
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B6
It wasn’t going as Veryl Switzer had hoped. The temperature had soared to 105 degrees, and the sun was scorching the siltlike dirt in the 40-acre field where he hoped to eventually plant milo.
Man pleads guilty to shooting airplane pilot
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B4
A Clay County man pleaded guilty Friday to shooting and wounding an airplane pilot, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Indians challenge use of native mascots
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B4
American Indians have filed a new legal challenge to the Washington Redskins’ trademark, contending the NFL team’s name is racially offensive, speakers at the Native American Journalists Assn. national convention said Friday.
Man charged with intentionally releasing pit bulls
Dogs attacked three people
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B4
A 34-year-old man released three pit bulls into an Independence neighborhood where they attacked three men because he wanted to “cause some excitement,” prosecutors said in filing criminal charges Friday.
Teen charged in death of mother found in freezer
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A5
An 18-year-old was charged Friday in the death of his mother who was shot twice in the head and had her throat slit before her body was stuffed into her freezer, court documents said.
3 men arrested after buying 80 cell phones
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A5
Three men were arrested Friday on charges of supporting terrorism after they purchased 80 prepaid mobile phones from a Wal-Mart store, police said.
EPA outlines cleanup plan for southeast Kansas towns
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to clean up mine wastes in Baxter Springs and Treece will not include a buyout that residents of Treece are seeking, an EPA representative said.
On the record
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B2
Ex-boyfriend enters no-contest plea
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B2
A Hays man pleaded no contest Thursday to charges of second-degree murder and assisting suicide in connection with the November death of a 21-year-old Fort Hays State University student.
Rock Chalk Roadshow’ ready for another run
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B3
Kansas University staff will hit the road later this month for the annual “Rock Chalk Roadshow,” a recruiting trip to central and western Kansas.
Proposed NAFTA superhighway a threat to Kansans, Boyda says
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B3
Congressional challenger Nancy Boyda on Friday blasted U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Lawrence, for voting for legislation that she said included funds to start developing a NAFTA superhighway from Mexico to Canada that could go through Kansas.
Israeli P.M. thanks Bush for support
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A7
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert thanked President Bush on Friday for his work on a resolution to stop violence between Israel and Hezbollah, the White House said. It was the first direct talks between the two leaders since the fighting began.
Music show’ host Mike Douglas dies
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A2
Mike Douglas, whose affable personality and singing talent earned him 21 years as a television talk show host, died Friday on his 81st birthday.
Israeli drone fires on refugee convoy
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A7
An Israeli drone fired at a convoy of refugees fleeing southern Lebanon on Friday night, killing at least six people and wounding 16, an Associated Press photographer said.
What happens to child stars?
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A2
From the days of “Our Gang” and Shirley Temple to Drew Barrymore and the Olsen twins, people have been obsessed with child stars and the way they grew up and adjusted. Or didn’t.
Artist proposals sought
August 12, 2006 in print edition on D8
The Lawrence Arts Commission is seeking proposals from artists for a work outside the new fire station at 2121 Wakarusa Drive.
Faith briefs
August 12, 2006 in print edition on D8
KU grad wins Fulbright
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
Recent Kansas University graduate Christopher Hare has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship to study biochemistry at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany.
Catalog system update closes library for a day
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence Public Library will be closed Monday while staff members work to install a new online catalog system.
Former Interior worker pleads guilty in Abramoff probe
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A9
A former Department of Interior employee pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge for failing to report gifts he received from influence-peddler Jack Abramoff.
Gay activists fight ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A9
On paper, Haven Herrin seems to be an ideal candidate for military recruiters.
Founder of WSU aviation center dies
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B8
Fred Sudermann, who helped found the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University, has died. He was 73.
Lee’s Summit ordinance bans smoking
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B8
Smoking will be barred in many bars and restaurants in three months in this Kansas City suburb under an ordinance that was approved amid pressure from anti-smoking groups.
Executions of three Christians delayed
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
Indonesian officials issued a last-minute stay of execution Friday night for three Christian militiamen on death row, but they added that the sentences still would be carried out.
No injuries, damage reported in earthquake
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
A moderate earthquake rocked Mexico City on Friday, causing skyscrapers to sway and frightening residents, but emergency officials said no major damage or injuries were reported.
Militants attack 2 troop posts in tribal region
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
Islamic militants fired dozens of rockets at two military posts in northwest Pakistan, an official said Friday.
U.S. Embassy warns of possible terror attacks
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi warned Friday that foreign militants, possibly al-Qaida members, may be planning to carry out bombings in India’s two major cities in the coming days.
New pilots for Tech’s passing machine
August 12, 2006 in print edition on C8
Graham Harrell drops back quickly, wheels to his left and zips a screen pass to an inside receiver. Seconds later, Chris Todd lines up and fires the exact same pass with equal sharpness.
Pirates victimize Cardinals
August 12, 2006 in print edition on C4
Zach Duke struck out seven in his second complete game of the season, Nate McLouth drove in three runs with a home run and triple, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-1, Friday night to end a five-game losing streak.
Kidnapping victim freed after ransom is paid
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
An Italian woman kidnapped in Haiti said Friday that she was held for nearly four days in a dark corridor - blindfolded with her hands and feet tied - until her family secured her release by paying a ransom. She was also briefly kidnapped last year.
Indians fuel K.C.’s road woes
Burgos’ 11th blown save leads American League
August 12, 2006 in print edition on C6
Grady Sizemore was confident as he strode to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Measure adopted to end Israel, Hezbollah fighting
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A1
The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Friday that calls for an end to the war between Israel and Hezbollah, and authorizes 15,000 U.N. peacekeepers to help Lebanese troops take control of south Lebanon as Israel withdraws.
Fighting brings back threat of full-scale war
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
Sri Lankan troops battled Tamil Tigers in the northern Jaffna Peninsula, and the air force bombed rebel camps in the east Friday in expanded fighting that threatened a return to full-scale war on the island.
Three coalition soldiers die in battle with Taliban
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
Three coalition soldiers died in a battle with extremists Friday in northeastern Afghanistan, while a suicide bomber killed a NATO soldier in the south, officials said.
Debates follow election recount
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
In contesting the official results of Mexico’s presidential election, aides to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador have insisted their cause is about more than just arithmetic. It’s about justice and democracy too, they say.
Mortensen sizing up big shoes on defense
Sophomore finds himself in heated battle to replace departed Reid on linebacking unit
August 12, 2006 in print edition on C1
Preparing for a photo shoot, linebacker Joe Mortensen answered questions in his blue No. 8 jersey, which he changed symbolically from No. 37 for the 2006 season.
Soldiers return to Fort Campbell from Iraq
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A8
Nearly 450 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division returned home from Iraq on Friday and more flights into Fort Campbell are expected soon, base officials said.
Official: Plot was another Sept. 11
More suspects in London case arrested in Pakistan
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A1
Investigators on three continents worked to fill in the full, frightening picture Friday of a plot to blow U.S. jetliners out of the Atlantic skies, tracking the money trail and seizing more alleged conspirators in the teeming towns of eastern Pakistan.
People in the news
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Kirsten Dunst featured as Marie Antoinette in Vogue ¢ Rapper’s family loses bid to expand wrongful death suit ¢ Hilton bitten by raccoonlike kinkajou, gets tetanus shot ¢ Court rebuffs appeal of woman who sued James Brown
Court upholds random subway searches
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A8
A federal appeals court said Friday that random bag searches on New York subways are constitutional, agreeing with a lower court that the police tactic is an effective and minimally invasive way to help protect a prime terror target.
Korean War soldier buried at Arlington
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A8
Months after the Korean War started, heavy artillery hit Army Cpl. Edward F. Blazejewski’s unit, killing the 25-year-old. When the unit had to move out, his body was left behind.
Dad accused of having sex with girls
Girlfriend allegedly offered daughter, 14, to boyfriend in exchange for clothing
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A8
In a case that shocked authorities in a small western Michigan city, a man stands accused of striking a deal for sex not only with the 14-year-old daughter of his girlfriend - who police say offered the girl to him while she recovered from surgery - but with his own 12-year-old daughter.
Society calendar
August 12, 2006 in print edition on D5
Club news
August 12, 2006 in print edition on D5
Around and about
August 12, 2006 in print edition on D3
Scouting news
August 12, 2006 in print edition on D3
Police arrest former Manhattan parks superintendent for theft
Wilkinson also public address announcer for K-State
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B8
Ivan D. Wilkinson, former superintendent of the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department and public address announcer for Kansas State University athletics, has been arrested on theft and gambling charges, police said Friday.
Military news
August 12, 2006 in print edition on D3
Commodities
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B5
Farmers market turns 30
Venue begins accepting debit cards
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B5
The state’s longest-running farmers’ market is entering the electronic age, just as it celebrates its 30th birthday.
Investors losing optimism
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B5
Stocks dropped in light summer trading Friday after Apple Computer Inc. said its mishandling of employee stock options would require it to make significant changes in its third-quarter results compared to last year’s earnings.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 12, 1906: “The proposition to establish a Weber Bros. piano factory in Lawrence which has been outlined in the World is now meeting with great approval here and stock is selling fast.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B7
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported it had acquired 630 tracts of property at a cost of just more than $9.9 million through the end of July for the Perry Lake project 16 miles northwest of Lawrence.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B7
Without a single public comment, the Lawrence City Commission adopted a $27.76 million 1982 budget for a city tax increase of just more than 1.5 mills.
Good job
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I would like to congratulate and say thanks to the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department (I assume they are the ones responsible for keeping our trees and downtown Massachusetts Street flowers looking so great).
Money-savers
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Our city commissioners and planners need to put issues that involve raising city taxes to a vote by the taxpayers!
Missing bodies of 2 U.S. soldiers found
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
The bodies of two U.S. soldiers missing since a helicopter crash this week were found west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said Friday. That brought the number of U.S. troops to die this month in Iraq to at least 19 - most in insurgent-plagued Anbar province.
Sickening trend
The Floyd Landis case is another example of why public doubts and resentment are so strong about cheating in sports.
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B7
Entertainer Jay Leno isn’t a sports reporter or analyst, but his recent on-camera conversation with bicyclist Floyd Landis was a penetrating and disturbing interview worthy of a professional journalist.
Plan B approval comes with asterisk
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B7
It’s not that I’m a cheapskate. I am eager to pop the cork on the bottle of champagne that’s been chilling for nearly three years, waiting for the FDA to finally approve Plan B.
Suicide bomber kills 35 outside revered Shiite shrine
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A6
A suicide bomber blew himself up Thursday among pilgrims outside Iraq’s holiest Shiite shrine, killing 35 people and wounding 122. A radical Sunni group claimed it carried out the attack in the southern city of Najaf, warning Shiites they are not safe even “deep in your regions.”
Falling for Films
Witty comedies, powerful dramas dominate season’s movie scene
August 12, 2006
The hype machine loves to talk about “summer movies.” But most film fans know that the best cinematic material released each year comes out in that stretch between late September and Christmas.
Cup O’ Joel: No offense, but … Lawrence is way cooler than your hometown
August 12, 2006
Welcome to Lawrence, freshmen!
Come on and take a free ride
Having a ball in Lawrence without spending a penny
August 12, 2006
If you’ve done your research - like every good college student should - you arrived in Lawrence knowing the city has a rep for its wicked entertainment scene.
Endacott Society thrives on continued learning
August 12, 2006
Afternoon and evening lectures. A computer study group.
Professor to advise president, Congress
August 12, 2006
Kansas University distinguished professor Thomas Taylor has been appointed to the National Science Board, which advises the president and Congress on science policy.
Donation pays ‘face-lift’ costs for alumni center
August 12, 2006
A $100,000 gift from a former Kansas University Alumni Association chairman and his wife has paid for a landscaping face-lift and new outdoor plaza at KU’s Adams Alumni Center.
Biology center to expand
$20 million project part of KU’s research commitment
August 12, 2006
Come this fall, Kansas University will have another $20 million sign that it is committed to being one of the top drug development research universities in the country.
KU Alumni Association to set new membership goals
August 12, 2006
After more than a decade of static membership numbers, the Kansas University Alumni Association wants to grow.
Alumni chapters by state
August 12, 2006
Here’s a list of Kansas University Alumni Association chapters or clubs, listed on its Web site, www.kualumni.org
KU Endowment rallying financial support for cancer center
August 12, 2006
As Kansas University drives ahead with the $331 million goal of creating a comprehensive cancer center, the looming question remains: How will KU pay for it?
Researchers racing for the cure
Cancer research is a top priority for KU, which hopes to open a federally designated center
August 12, 2006
If research collaboration were marriage, Brian Blagg would have many spouses.
Rookies should push returnees
August 12, 2006
The Kansas University women’s golf team will tee off next season with the Kansas Women’s Golf Association Amateur champion, two participants at the U.S. Women’s Amateur and one All-Big 12 Conference golfer.
With top five back, men’s goals high
August 12, 2006
For more than 50 years, Al Frame was the only Kansas University cross country runner to win back-to-back conference championships - in 1954 and 1955. Benson Chesang added his name to that list last year.
Jayhawks strong in throws
August 12, 2006
As one star in the shot put leaves the Kansas University track and field squad, another one begins to shine bright - though the one leaving is one of the brightest ever to don a Kansas uniform.
Woodland wants company at NCAAs
August 12, 2006
Gary Woodland hopes he won’t have to walk alone again this year.
Large cast of newcomers should provide boost
August 12, 2006
With 11 new swimmers and two new divers, the Kansas University swimming and diving team will look different this season.
Jayhawks riding wave
KU beat UTKSU
August 12, 2006
Kansas University rowers will look to build off a season that produced wins over Texas and Kansas State - the only other Big 12 universities that field rowing teams.
Newcomers boast pedigrees
Collins, Arthur head incoming quartet that also includes two Lawrence products
August 12, 2006
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self continued his stellar recruiting ways last school year, adding two McDonald’s All-Americans to the roster.
Great expectations await
Older, battle-tested Jayhawks enter season with bull’s-eye on their backs
August 12, 2006
After a full year of playing “under the radar,” Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will be in everybody’s field of vision this season.
Kansas football recruit capsules
August 12, 2006
A look at the newest Jayhawks
Bulls counting on Hills
Sept. 23: South Florida: Surname same for several top athletes
August 12, 2006
If you want South Florida’s answer, look to the Hills. All three of them.
Rockets unsettled at quarterback spot
Sept. 15: at Toledo
August 12, 2006
Starting under center, Toledo won’t be the same football team Kansas University routed, 63-14, back in 2004.
Warhawks have ties to Kansas
Sept. 9: Louisiana-Monore
August 12, 2006
Surprisingly, Kansas University and Louisiana-Monroe have a few ties within their football programs.
Jayhawks set sights on NCAA Tournament
August 12, 2006
After its most successful season in recent years, the Kansas University tennis team has realistic hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2007.
Demons no sure victory
Sept. 2: Northwestern, La., State
August 12, 2006
Kansas University will open its season Sept. 2 with an NCAA Division I-AA foe, and while that usually points to a sure victory, that’s hardly the case when you consider the opponent.
Deeper squad must stay well
August 12, 2006
Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard has the bodies this year. Now he just needs a little luck.
No Smith, no problem, coach maintains
August 12, 2006
Caroline Smith was the scoringest soccer player in Kansas University history, but her four years are up and it’s time for the Jayhawks to move on.
OU, Texas should lead league
South showdown could be huge, but Nebraska, A&M could be spoilers
August 12, 2006
The representation is unmatched - further giving credence to the theory the Big 12 Conference is college football’s most powerful league.
Experience, options abound
Led by Cornish, Jayhawks could field best offense in years
August 12, 2006
Really, Kansas University running back Jon Cornish was no different than any gifted playmaker coming off a high school football field.
Youth to be served
Despite inexperience, KU could be better than last year
August 12, 2006
Kansas University defensive coordinator Bill Young is banking on the innocent - and praying for the injury gods to look away - if he wants the 2006 season to work out.
Bunge expects transition year
August 12, 2006
Serena Settlemier is playing as a professional. So is shortstop Destiny Frankenstein. Second baseman Jessica Moppin has been working with the Russian national team.
Price: Kansas must maintain
August 12, 2006
Ritch Price has elevated the Kansas University baseball program where he wants it to be.
Taking better care of stressed summer hair
August 12, 2006
While the health of your locks can suffer in winter because of indoor-outdoor temperature changes and cold, chafing winds, summer’s drying heat and chlorinated pools are much more unforgiving.
Hot looks year-round
Forego do-it-yourself for salon-quality care
August 12, 2006
Tanning, manicures and - yikes - waxing can be messy and difficult to do at home. Lawrence salons keep busy during the school year with Kansas University students who are willing to shell out a few bucks for professional services.
Color, fun decor make dorm rooms, apartments feel more like home
August 12, 2006
Living away from home for the first time is one of the biggest transitions a college student makes. Sharing a small space with a stranger can make that transition especially challenging.
Party planning 101
Throw your own bash, but set ground rules first
August 12, 2006
Kansas University knows how to party.
Starting college? Think outside the backpack
August 12, 2006
Books and college are synonymous - almost all classes have something that a student needs to carry to class. But for all the types of coursework at Kansas University, there’s a different style of bag to suit students’ needs.
Think big for fall
August 12, 2006
Lawrence is nothing if not diverse. Walk down the length of Massachusetts Street on any given day and pass local troubadours, religious demonstrators and the honk-for-hemp guy. The city’s spirit influences Kansas University students, and while college fashion is equally diverse, comfort is key.
New high-tech gear keeps you tuned in
August 12, 2006
If it takes Kansas University students 10 minutes to walk across campus for class, they tend to make the best of it, listening to tunes or chatting with a friend on the phone. A bystander would be hard-pressed to spot KU students anymore who didn’t carry a cell phone, MP3 player or digital camera with them on campus.
Dole Institute honors students for service
August 12, 2006
The Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University has announced this year’s list of 40 recipients of the Senator Robert J. Dole Public Service Scholarship. The program recognizes students who have demonstrated involvement in volunteer community and public service.
Peace Corps a success story for KU
August 12, 2006
As the Peace Corps celebrates its 45th anniversary, Kansas University can celebrate spending the last three years in the Corps’ top-25 universities for recruitment.
Take care of your wheels while you’re at school
August 12, 2006
Living away from home can be intimidating for freshmen, especially when their car breaks down for the first time.
Smoking ban to start this fall at Med Center
August 12, 2006
The University of Kansas Hospital and Kansas University Medical Center are going completely tobacco-free beginning Sept. 1.
Grad recalls the good life studying abroad
August 12, 2006
As a junior in my fall semester at Kansas University, I was not what one would consider “cultured.” I ordered chicken fingers at every restaurant, read best-selling American novels and spent my time with my friends of more than 10 years. My knowledge of history did not extend beyond North American borders; my appreciation for art was limited to Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies,” and my sole exploration into the origin of thought was my reading of “The Simpsons and Philosophy.”
KU Info services revamped
August 12, 2006
Where on campus do you go to get that stuff for that one thing?
KU center to focus on youths, obesity
August 12, 2006
Kansas University and Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics are partnering to form the Center for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Weight Management, an obesity research, treatment and community outreach center.
Spencer acquires Aaron Douglas painting
August 12, 2006
The Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University has announced the acquisition of “The Founding of Chicago,” a significant work by Aaron Douglas, a black artist from Kansas who went on to be the most important visual artist of the Harlem Renaissance.
KU moves quickly to fix $6M in storm damage
FEMA to cover bulk of repair costs
August 12, 2006
The March microburst storm that tore an unpredictable swath through Lawrence and Kansas University’s campus left one piece of good news.
Grant to help guide campus preservation
August 12, 2006
The Getty Foundation awarded a $130,000 grant to the Kansas University Endowment Association to create a preservation master plan that will help guide campus landscape and construction decisions into the future.
Comfortable place to congregate
Crawford center will give scholarship students site to socialize
August 12, 2006
Beginning this fall, KU students residing in scholarship halls will have something more to look forward to than their study-oriented dorm rooms.
Confucius Institute opening at Edwards
August 12, 2006
Starting this fall, more Kansas schoolchildren than ever before will begin learning the most widely spoken language in the world.
KU police move to new office space
August 12, 2006
After more than 20 years of crime-fighting atop Carruth-O’Leary Hall, the Kansas University campus police department has moved to a more spacious home in the renovated former KU printing-services building at 1501 Crestline Drive.
Hillel continues search for new location
Jewish organization seeks more space to better meet student needs
August 12, 2006
Kansas University’s major Jewish student organization is getting ready for a big move.
Updates make Hashinger home
Students will live in new style of rooms, improved features
August 12, 2006
Following a yearlong hiatus, Hashinger Hall is back in business with a new look.
KU planning pharmacy school in Wichita
August 12, 2006
Kansas University is working to open a pharmacy school in Wichita.
Band director hopes to boost membership
August 12, 2006
Kansas University’s marching band is growing, and officials hope that will continue with the arrival of David Clemmer, new director of athletic bands and assistant band director.
Associate vice provost positions filled
August 12, 2006
Kansas University has appointed two associate vice provosts for student success: Lori Reesor and Frank DeSalvo.
Associate vice provost receives promotion
August 12, 2006
Kansas University has promoted Mary Lee Hummert, associate vice provost for research, to the post of vice provost for faculty support.
Reporter moving to broadcast booth
New sportscasters replace KU legend Max Falkenstien
August 12, 2006
David Lawrence swears his daily routine won’t change.
Student landlords profit despite challenges
August 12, 2006
What began as a way to have a decent place to live and a small income seven years ago led then-Kansas University undergraduate Eli Beracha on the path to a new career and a doctoral program for which he is “passionate”: finance investment real estate.
Letter-winner tapped as basketball analyst
New sportscasters replace KU legend Max Falkenstien
August 12, 2006
Chris Piper, a four-year letter-winner who played forward on Kansas University’s 1988 national-championship basketball team, will replace Max Falkenstien as analyst on Jayhawk radio broadcasts next season.
New provost tailoring plans for year
August 12, 2006
Richard Lariviere, a Sanskrit scholar and dean of liberal arts at the University of Texas at Austin, is Kansas University’s new provost and executive vice chancellor.
Libraries dean recruited for position at KU
August 12, 2006
You could say Lorraine Haricombe didn’t choose Kansas University; KU eventually chose her.
KU researcher’s work on kidneys published
August 12, 2006
A Kansas University researcher’s findings, published in May in The New England Journal of Medicine, hold promise for the treatment of polycystic kidney disease.
KU professor compiles economic insights
August 12, 2006
They curse. They dish on their colleagues. They give the inside scoop.
Arizona to honor deceased KU alumnus
August 12, 2006
The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals have announced plans to name the press box at the new Cardinals Stadium in memory of Kansas University graduate Steve Schoenfeld, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in October 2000 in Tempe, Ariz.
Maturity, insight land student Kansan’s top job
Spring editor continues newspaper career
August 12, 2006
It’s not uncommon for students to visit sandy beaches during their summer break.
Interim housing director overseeing transitions
August 12, 2006
The long walkway into the Kansas University Department of Student Housing this summer stood covered by thick wood - keeping pedestrians safe from the construction clanging overhead.
New dance instructor hopes to bring global perspective to classroom
August 12, 2006
“I’m a flamenco expert,” said Michelle Heffner Hayes, Kansas University’s new associate professor of dance.
New social welfare dean pleased to carry on traditions
August 12, 2006
Kansas University’s School of Social Welfare already is one of the nation’s top programs.
Doctoral fellowship winners announced
August 12, 2006
Ten Kansas University doctoral students have received the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship.
Lecturer joins teaching hall of fame
August 12, 2006
A lecturer for Kansas University’s journalism school was inducted this spring into the Kansas Scholastic Journalism Hall of Fame.
Safety, affordability on student body president’s agenda
National Merit Scholar takes over student government for 2006-2007 school year
August 12, 2006
Jason Boots wants to give back to Kansas University.
Linguistics professor receives grant
August 12, 2006
Clifton Pye, associate professor of linguistics at Kansas University, has received a $314,999 grant from the National Science Foundation for his research titled “Documenting Mayan Language Acquisition.”
New law dean plans collaborative vision for school
August 12, 2006
Gail Agrawal may be the first female dean of Kansas University’s School of Law, but that’s not a big point to her.
CLAS dean among new leaders planning changes at KU
August 12, 2006
Joseph Steinmetz calls himself a frustrated musician.
Where to go for help
August 12, 2006
The Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center provides the following list of services for incoming students
KU banks on new program to ease parking woes
August 12, 2006
Tired of facing the gauntlet that has been the parking situation on Kansas University’s campus?
Special treatment delivers results for stress, pain
Complementary therapy options abound in Lawrence when studying, socializing wear out students
August 12, 2006
When Kansas University junior Hadley Galbraith gets stressed, her jaw tightens, her neck stiffens and her shoulders lock up with tension.
Leftover funds expand eligibility for work study
August 12, 2006
During the school year in elementary schools across Lawrence, Kansas University students stop in throughout the day for appointments to tutor “at-risk” children in reading skills.
KU to receive $2 million microscope
August 12, 2006
A $2 million microscope coming to Kansas University this year will allow researchers to see things most people will never see, thanks to magnifications 500,000 times that of the naked eye.
KU boosts security measures
Thirty-four surveillance cameras added across campus
August 12, 2006
In the past year, the presence of high-tech equipment on the Kansas University campus has been a blessing and a curse when it comes to crime.
Hawk week 2006 schedule highlights
August 12, 2006
What’s coming during Hawk Week
Photos on exhibit at Dole Institute
August 12, 2006
An exhibit titled “P.F. Bentley: Behind the Lens of the Dole 1996 Presidential Campaign” is on display at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, west campus.
Student input sought for summer school
August 12, 2006
Next year, summer school at Kansas University should be a lot different.
New provost to continue push for selective admission
August 12, 2006
Roughly one in five freshmen admitted to Kansas University don’t succeed.
GTA contract dispute moving to arbitration
August 12, 2006
After more than a year of trying to reach a contract agreement, Kansas University and its graduate teaching assistants continue to battle.
Students bring concerns to Capitol
August 12, 2006
Kansas University student leaders will fight for a tax break on textbooks and continue to seek for more rights for renters when the next legislative session starts in January.
Motorsports team places 4th in nation
August 12, 2006
Kansas University’s Jayhawk Motorsports team placed fourth in the national Formula SAE competition May 17-20 in Romeo, Mich.
Humanities lecture speakers announced
August 12, 2006
National Public Radio commentator Andrei Codrescu will kick off Kansas University’s 2006-07 Humanities Lecture Series this month.
Regents to review proposal this fall for guaranteed tuition plan
August 12, 2006
In the fall of 2007, incoming freshmen at Kansas University will pay a locked-in tuition rate that will remain at the same level for four years if the proposal is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents.
KU accolades
August 12, 2006
Citations and other top 25 rankings
University takes ranking changes in stride
August 12, 2006
What number best rates Kansas University?
Minority enrollment steadily increasing
August 12, 2006
Kansas University leaders have a simple goal when it comes to attracting minority students to the university: Attract more every year.
Medical findings prompt testing, scrutiny at Wescoe Hall
August 12, 2006
Air-quality tests at Kansas University’s Wescoe Hall have uncovered a problem the building’s occupants surmised for years: dead air.
Tuition increase pushes KU beyond crossroads, chancellor says
Divided regents approve university’s request
August 12, 2006
It’s not as cheap as it used to be, but Kansas University administrators maintain tuition is still a bargain.
Crypto cases reported at child-care center
August 12, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department on Friday reported three cases of cryptosporidiosis this month at the same Lawrence child-care facility.
KU throws open doors to new Jayhawks
August 12, 2006 in print edition on A1
Believe it or not, there are a few incoming Kansas University students who might not know about the Rock Chalk chant. That’s why there’s “Hawk Week.”
Amid academics, fun, students forget about health
Good nutrition, sleep will keep you energized
August 12, 2006
College students aren’t usually known for putting health at the top of their priorities.