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February 4, 2006
Sunday: Afternoon Bridge Club, 1 p.m., Kaw Valley Bridge Center in the I-70 Business Center.
Do we always know when God answers our prayers?
February 4, 2006
Difficulties in listening to God from within
Haskell basketball drops pair of games
February 4, 2006
It seemed all too familiar to coach Jamie Morrison and his Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball team Friday night.
Web makes donating a click away
February 4, 2006
Lawyer Nathan Muyskens doesn’t have time to dial 800-numbers or fiddle with stamps. When he wants to give to his alma mater, he simply clicks a mouse.
Rush leaning toward return - for now
February 4, 2006
If Brandon Rush had to decide today, he likely would choose another year of college over the NBA.
Kansas softball coming together
February 4, 2006
It’s more than practice now, and that’s what excites shortstop Destiny Frankenstein the most.
U.S. orders expulsion of Venezuelan diplomat
February 4, 2006
Responding to Venezuela’s expulsion of a U.S. naval officer from Caracas, the State Department on Friday declared a senior Venezuelan diplomat persona non grata and gave her 72 hours to leave the United States.
Simons: Regents must be prepared to fill university leadership posts
February 4, 2006
The recent announcement by Emporia State University President Kay Schallenkamp that she intends to leave her post in Emporia for a similar position at Black Hills State University in South Dakota raises an interesting and important matter relative to higher education in Kansas.
Society news
February 4, 2006
SCE News: Stull Family and Community Education unit will meet at noon Wednesday at the home of Georgia Wingfield. The lesson will be “Sauces and My Pyramid.” Members are to bring donated food.
Knicks gain, then fall
New York loses to Toronto, gets Rose
February 4, 2006
Even though the New York Knicks lost again, Larry Brown thinks they gained something Friday night.
Jewish jubilation
Students discover sense of identity in ‘singing hawks’
February 4, 2006
Ross Fishman always went along on Christmas caroling trips with his high school choir.
Lawrence bartender stirred by state honor
February 4, 2006
The best bartender in Kansas can be found pouring drinks at Seventh and Massachusetts streets.
SM South completes sweep of Firebirds
February 4, 2006
They came to see Ryan Jehle break Shawnee Mission South’s career scoring record.
Lawrence Datebook
February 4, 2006
Today: Jayhawk Audubon Society birdseed sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt.
Dangerous ISU awaits
February 4, 2006
While it’s not too late to make a run in conference, Kansas University’s women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson knows today’s 1 p.m. matchup with Iowa State is as good a time as any for the team to get out of its league-play funk.
Kill or cure?
Unsettling Middle East events, such as the Palestinian Hamas victory, will demand the best problem-solving from others.
February 4, 2006
Even the most confirmed of optimists might have a difficult time finding a truly bright side to recent events in the Middle East. Our government steadfastly declares its commitment to freedom and democracy and yet the pendulum does not seem to be swinging in that direction. We are not alone in this dilemma.
Baby boomers don’t all sing same tune
February 4, 2006
In retrospect, it was the perfect way to begin The Year The Baby Boomers Turned 60. After all, the audience for the Rolling Stones concert was divided roughly into two demographics:
Horoscopes
February 4, 2006
For Saturday, Feb. 4: Those with birthdays today: You want to focus on the quality of your personal life.
Around and about
February 4, 2006
Ā¢Jennifer and Scott Johnson, Denver, announce the birth of their daughter, Jane Joseph Johnson, born Jan. 1, 2006, at Rose Medical Center in Denver. Grandparents are Brenda Brown, Wichita; Diane and Al Joseph, Wichita; Sherry Johnson, Palm Desert, Calif.; and Cathy and Charlie Johnson, Beaufort, S.C. Jane is the great-great-granddaughter of W.C. Simons, founder of the Lawrence Journal-World.
Iraqi forces continue raids despite Sunni Arab concerns
February 4, 2006
Iraqi police and soldiers rounded up nearly 60 people Friday in security crackdowns in Baghdad and the southern city of Basra, and the U.S. military reported the death of an American soldier in a bombing.
Homeowner requests repayment for repairs
February 4, 2006
A Lawrence homeowner who recently voiced concerns about the state of the city’s sidewalks has made a formal request that the city reimburse him for $1,125 he had to pay to improve his sidewalk.
New Topeka TV news starts Super Sunday
February 4, 2006
A new Topeka TV news operation, 49 News, will kick off its coverage Sunday night following the Super Bowl and “Grey’s Anatomy” on KTKA-TV, broadcast channel 49 (Sunflower Broadband channel 12).
Stampede outside stadium kills 66
February 4, 2006
A stampede broke out early today outside a stadium near Manila where thousands had lined up to watch a popular game show, and at least 66 people were trampled to death, an official said.
Nurses’ chitchat raises concerns about privacy
February 4, 2006
I feel that my father’s medical records have been compromised by the staff of the hospital where he is a patient. While visiting last week, I walked by the nurses’ station and overheard a nurse talking openly and loudly to others about my father’s condition, including his lack of bowel movements and his possible dementia. Some were joking about his calling one of them his wife. The nurses’ station is in the center of the ward, and anyone walking by or in many of the rooms could hear the nurses. I feel that his right to privacy has been compromised, and I’d like to know how to deal with this.
Pharmacist’s refusal to fill prescription leads to protest
February 4, 2006
A pharmacist’s refusal to fill a woman’s prescription for emergency contraception sparked a protest outside a Walgreen Co. store on Thursday.
Two firefighters injured
February 4, 2006
Two De Soto firefighters were injured Friday evening when a tanker fire truck rolled while they were on the way to a barn fire near the Douglas-Johnson County line.
Karpov chess school to stay in Lindsborg
February 4, 2006
A pharmacist’s refusal to fill a woman’s prescription for emergency contraception sparked a protest outside a Walgreen Co. store on Thursday.
High court grants sex offender new trial
February 4, 2006
The deck was unfairly stacked against a Douglas County man who was labeled a “sexually violent predator” in a 2003 trial, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Iran’s referral to Security Council imminent
February 4, 2006
Iran moved closer to referral to the U.N. Security Council over its atomic program Friday, but a U.S.-Egyptian dispute about linking the issue to a Middle East nuclear-free zone - and indirectly to Israel - threatened to delay a decision.
Prosecutor clears officers who killed pair wanted in slaying
February 4, 2006
Officers were justified in killing a man and woman, who were wanted in a Utah slaying, during a shootout that erupted after the pair’s fleeing vehicle crashed, the Ellis County attorney said Friday.
Power check
February 4, 2006
To the editor: The Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved the nomination of Justice Samuel Alito, with every Democrat voting against, which is the first nomination to lose every minority party vote in 90 years.
Uproar over drawings exposes culture gap
February 4, 2006
The fury over caricatures of Prophet Muhammad published in European papers has exposed the widening cultural divide in Europe, where many Muslims are torn between their faith and the Western values of the countries they live in.
Mistrial declared in deaths of children
Prosecutors didn’t have detective’s report
February 4, 2006
A mistrial was declared Friday in the trial of a man accused of setting fire to the camper where his two young sons were sleeping.
KU journalism school wins writing awards
February 4, 2006
Kansas University’s journalism school is No. 2 out of 101 schools in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program writing contest.
Old Home Town
100 years ago in 1906
February 4, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 4, 1906: “Police last night caught two small boys fitting various keys into the doors of some Massachusetts Street stores. The youngsters had not been able to enter any stores but are likely to wind up at the Hutchinson reform school : Topeka’s high school has grown much faster than the town and now has 1,145 pupils. Four years ago the enrollment was only 600… . A blast to help prepare the site of the new gym at the university sent a 15-pound rock through the roof of the chemistry building. Years from now it may become known as a record shot put for KU.”
Security Council tells Hamas to accept Israel
February 4, 2006
The U.N. Security Council told Hamas on Friday that a future Palestinian government must recognize Israel and commit itself to a negotiated settlement of the Mideast conflict culminating in two independent states living in peace.
Mangino promotes 2 assistants
February 4, 2006
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino continues to move assistants up the coaching ladder while working on swallowing the loss of Dave Doeren.
Jayhawks now 3-0 in baseball
February 4, 2006
Kansas University scored six runs over the final three innings to rally to an 8-3 baseball victory Friday night over Hawaii-Hilo.
Stupid risk
February 4, 2006
To the editor: Only a day after a child is killed on Lawrence streets, two teenage boys could have added to the carnage.
Report finds no criminal wrongdoing in accident
February 4, 2006
Sheriff’s officials investigating a tour boat capsizing last fall that killed 20 elderly passengers concluded in a report released Friday that neither the vessel’s owner nor its captain committed a crime.
6News, local shows available on demand
February 4, 2006
6News and other shows on Sunflower Broadband channel 6 now are available through Sunflower On Demand for no additional charge.
Lions’ Stites, Barnoskie shine at league swims
February 4, 2006
It was a day of surprises and sicknesses for Lawrence High at the first day of the Sunflower League swimming and diving meet Friday at Olathe Prairie Trail Junior High.
Deputy accused of sex with inmate
February 4, 2006
An Atchison County deputy was arrested and charged with having sex with an inmate at the county jail, the Sheriff’s Department said Friday.
Drug lord captured
February 4, 2006
Mexican authorities captured a reputed drug kingpin wanted in the United States on cocaine trafficking and money laundering charges who ranks among the world’s most-wanted fugitives, officials said Friday.
Clinic where MLK’s widow died is closed
February 4, 2006
The Mexican clinic where Coretta Scott King died has been closed, U.S. Embassy officials said Friday.
Interior cuts American Indian programs
February 4, 2006
Interior Department officials, ordered to pay $7 million to lawyers for American Indians suing the government over lost royalties, cut American Indian programs to find most of the money.
19 killed in clashes
February 4, 2006
Fierce fighting involving U.S. warplanes and Afghan troops in southern Afghanistan left at least 16 suspected Taliban rebels and three police dead, an official said Friday.
Jobless rate drops amid economic optimism
February 4, 2006
The nation’s unemployment rate dropped to a 4 1/2-year low as businesses cranked up hiring in January, an encouraging sign that the economy started the year on the right foot.
Five churches damaged by suspicious fires
February 4, 2006
Five small Baptist churches were burned to the ground or otherwise damaged in a string of fires that investigators said were apparently set one after another by arsonists making their way down the highway.
Nobel laureate favorite as election nears
February 4, 2006
Costa Rica, long seen as Central America’s most stable and prosperous country, has been rocked by corruption scandals, raising the election prospects for a popular former president and Nobel laureate.
Trucker in deadly crash was awake for 34 hours
February 4, 2006
A truck driver who plowed into a car at a school bus stop last week, killing seven children, had been awake for 34 hours, except for a short nap, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.
On the record
February 4, 2006
Law enforcement report.
Design changes reduce SUV, truck deaths
February 4, 2006
Design changes in sport utility vehicles and pickups have reduced deaths in cars struck by the large vehicles, a study says.
Old Home Town
25 years ago in 1981
February 4, 2006
A state legislator from Topeka had dropped his proposal to place Washburn University under Kansas University’s control, but he still wanted to take the Topeka institution into the state’s higher education system. He was Rep. Bill Bunten, R-Topeka, KU alumnus and a strong proponent of Washburn’s being a state rather than a municipal school.
Business school starts marketing campaign
February 4, 2006
Kansas University’s School of Business has launched a new marketing campaign that includes a new logo, tag line and advertising strategy.
Lawrence resident killed in car wreck
February 4, 2006
A Lawrence man died Friday afternoon after a one-vehicle accident near Perry Lake.
Roberts again defends Bush’s domestic spying
Senator: Program ‘legal, necessary and reasonable’
February 4, 2006
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts said Friday the Bush administration’s domestic spying is within the president’s inherent power under the Constitution, and he rejected criticism that Congress was kept in the dark about it.
Faces from the past act their age
February 4, 2006
Where do TV stars go when they’re not afraid to act their age? The Hallmark Channel, it seems. Patty Duke (“The Patty Duke Show”), Shelley Long (“Cheers”), Patrick Duffy (“Dallas”) and Bruce Boxleitner (“Babylon 5”) star in the 2006 romance “Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door” (8 p.m. today, Hallmark).
Papers reveal similar wiretap debate
February 4, 2006
An intense debate erupted during the Ford administration over the president’s powers to eavesdrop without warrants to gather foreign intelligence, according to newly disclosed government documents. George H.W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney are cited in the documents.
Astronauts toss ‘Mr. Smith’ out of space station
Stuffed suit has radio transmitter
February 4, 2006
The crew of the international space station shoved an unmanned spacesuit stuffed with discarded clothing and radio equipment out the door Friday, creating a ghostly scene that resembled a cosmonaut tumbling away from the orbiting outpost.
Steeler Pride prevails among Pa. Guardsmen
February 4, 2006
U.S. tankers patrolling here in western Iraq early Monday will have their eyes peeled at the dangerous roads to Baghdad - and their ears tuned in to a broadcast of the Super Bowl, specially transmitted on a secure U.S. military frequency.
Pentagon outlines new strategy
Plan calls for military to work closely with other countries
February 4, 2006
In a new blueprint for U.S. defenses, the Pentagon proposes not only to build better weapons but to work more closely with other countries so they can do more to help win the war on terror.
Hundreds feared dead as Red Sea ferry sinks
February 4, 2006
Spotlights probed the inky darkness as rescue boats mounted an increasingly desperate search for hundreds of people feared dead in the chilly Red Sea waters a day after the sinking of the aging ferry Al-Salaam Boccaccio 98.
Singing stars make red a hot trend
February 4, 2006
Sheryl Crow, Lindsay Lohan, LeAnn Rimes, Lee Ann Womack and other singing stars strutted their stuff for a new crowd Friday: the fashion editors, stylists and retailers at New York Fashion Week.
Governors pledge to share resources
Life sciences corridor’ would connect Kansas, Missouri research
February 4, 2006
The chairman of the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute on Friday unveiled plans to create a “life sciences corridor” between Columbia, Mo., and Manhattan, Kan.
Seabury gains split against Flint Hills
Seahawks’ boys claim 72-52 victory; girls squad suffers 37-33 setback
February 4, 2006
It was a roller-coaster night Friday for fans of the Seabury Academy basketball teams when they faced Flint Hills Christian.
LHS snares a pair
February 4, 2006
Ghostly images and bad memories raced through Chris Davis’ head as he watched Olathe East throw up a last-second, desperation shot that would have stolen victory from Lawrence High on Friday night at Olathe East.
Sin City’ worries NFL
Just across river from Detroit, Windsor braces for onslaught
February 4, 2006
Five minutes from downtown Detroit, the countdown to Super Bowl debauchery has begun.
Holman dunk sparks Veritas in 72-58 victory
February 4, 2006
The Veritas Christian boys basketball team will remember it as the night Marcus Holman threw down the first dunk in the program’s three-year history.
Keegan: Kivisto assists KU again
February 4, 2006
Tom Kivisto holds the Kansas University single-game assist record. You don’t get 18 assists without being able to see the whole picture in front of you, reading it properly and making the right decision.
Helmet law not fully enforced
6-year-old’s death puts spotlight on safety
February 4, 2006
A law requiring young bicyclists, skaters and others to wear a helmet isn’t being fully enforced - nearly two years after it was approved by the Lawrence City Commission.
Eudora sinks Sumner
Montgomery’s late free throw lifts Cardinals, 37-36
February 4, 2006
Guy Montgomery hit the front end of a 1-and-1 with 2.4 seconds remaining, giving Eudora a dramatic 37-36 victory over Kansas City Sumner on Friday night in high school boys basketball.
Court rejects Kline’s abortion probe
Process must be modified to ensure privacy
February 4, 2006
A lower court must ensure patients’ privacy before allowing Atty. Gen. Phill Kline to continue with an investigation into two clinics that provide abortions, the Kansas Supreme Court ordered Friday.
People in the news
February 4, 2006
Veteran rockers roll into land of steel wheels, Super Bowl