Archive for Friday, February 10, 2006

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Missouri coach Quin Snyder resigns
February 10, 2006
Missouri basketball coach Quin Snyder resigned Friday, one day after saying he planned to finish what had become a disappointing season.
Cold, cloudy start to the weekend
Snow flurries possible early Saturday
February 10, 2006
Keep the coats, hats and gloves handy - cold weather, cloudy skies and maybe even some snow flurries are moving in for the weekend, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Baroque by Candlelight’
February 10, 2006
The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra hopes to create an atmosphere of old-world charm with its annual “Baroque by Candlelight” concert.
Frank Bang’s Secret Stash
February 10, 2006
Frank Bang claims his heart is pure rock ‘n’ roll, but his soul screams the blues.
No strings attached
Experimental Turtle Island quartet tackles Coltrane epic
February 10, 2006
For Turtle Island String Quartet, the road to the Grammys kicked off in Lawrence.
Treys spark Mavericks
Dallas stretches winning streak to 13
February 10, 2006
Once the first three-pointer went in for Jason Terry, he was ready to shoot again - and again.
LHS girls fall behind early; fourth-quarter rally falters
February 10, 2006
The Lawrence High girls basketball team’s second-half comeback fell short as the Lions lost, 55-40, at Shawnee Mission West.
Zoned out
Herschell’s lack of focus pays off in Free State victory
February 10, 2006
Mike Herschell often found himself distracted at Royal Crest Lanes on Thursday. He might have bowled his best because of it.
Kidnapped American journalist pleads for help on video
February 10, 2006
Kidnapped American journalist Jill Carroll appeared in a video aired Thursday on a private Kuwaiti TV station, appealing in a calm, composed voice for her supporters to do whatever it takes to win her release “as quickly as possible.”
New brawl breaks out at Los Angeles County jails
February 10, 2006
All seven Los Angeles County jails remained on lockdown Thursday as another brawl broke out between Hispanic and black inmates, continuing a week of rioting that has injured scores of inmates and killed one.
Supporters to celebrate Darwin’s birthday
February 10, 2006
Thanks to the intelligent design movement, Charles Darwin’s birthday is evolving into everything from a badminton party to church sermons this weekend.
Phelps group opposes W.Va. bill
February 10, 2006
The group that picketed last month’s memorial to the Sago Mine disaster victims wants to urge the state Senate to torpedo a bill targeting such protests after the House passed it Thursday.
Junior scientists examine today’s perplexing issues
February 10, 2006
Katie Stohs always wanted to know what toothpaste worked best at keeping teeth white.
Sectarian violence kills 32 on Shiite holy day
February 10, 2006
A suicide bomber struck Thursday in Pakistan on the holiest festival for Shiite Muslims, triggering a riot that left a provincial town in flames and at least 27 people dead and more than 50 wounded.
Apply now for financial aid
College advisers to offer assistance with applications at KU
February 10, 2006
Before getting any of the $60 billion in grants, scholarships and other financial aid available for attending college and other qualifying programs, there’s one thing that interested students must do: Apply.
First lady says pope concerned with Muslim violence
February 10, 2006
Laura Bush said Pope Benedict XVI expressed concern over violence linked to the prophet drawings in their meeting Thursday, with the pontiff calling for peace and tolerance.
People in the news
February 10, 2006
Spears: ‘I made a mistake’
Lawmaker scolded for remark
Representative’s comment to nursing students draws ire
February 10, 2006
The chairman of a legislative committee chided a colleague over remarks he made in reference to female nursing students who attended a hearing.
On the record
February 10, 2006
Law enforcement report
Attention deficit drug warnings urged
Ritalin, other stimulants carry increased risk of death, FDA panel says
February 10, 2006
Ritalin and other stimulant drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder should carry the strongest warning that they may be linked to an increased risk of death and injury, federal health advisers said Thursday.
Jayhawks head west to face No. 8 Stanford
February 10, 2006
After a sunny five-game series at Hawaii-Hilo, Kansas University’s baseball squad hopes to stay hot in a three-game series starting tonight at No. 8 Stanford.
Celtics’ Pierce named to All-Star team
February 10, 2006
Boston’s Paul Pierce was named Thursday night as a reserve on the NBA All-Star team.
Final provost candidate values communication
February 10, 2006
When it comes to universities, job searches aren’t just about the job.
Officials suspend 8 skiers
February 10, 2006
Eight Olympic cross-country skiers, including two Americans and one former gold medalist, were suspended for five days after they were found to have excessive hemoglobin levels - the first hint of scandal at the Turin Games.
Baseball, softball rejected
Two sports lose appeals for 2012 Olympics
February 10, 2006
Don’t worry. Synchronized swimming, trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics are safe. Baseball and softball? Sorry, they’re out for the 2012 Olympics.
Michaels switching to NBC
February 10, 2006
Al Michaels was traded from ABC to NBC for a cartoon bunny, four rounds of golf and Olympic highlights. The rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a bunny created by Walt Disney in the 1920s before he invented Mickey Mouse, were transferred from NBC Universal to The Walt Disney Co. as part of the agreement to release the broadcaster from his contract with ABC and ESPN.
Bush plans
February 10, 2006
To the editor:
Landlord fines
February 10, 2006
To the editor:
Jury rejects $16 million shrimp-tossing lawsuit
February 10, 2006
A Long Island jury didn’t bite on a widow’s tale that a sizzling shrimp tossed by a Benihana chef ultimately led to her husband’s death.
A unique draw
February 10, 2006
To the editor:
Study: More girls starting drug use
February 10, 2006
In a reversal of past trends, teenage girls are trying marijuana, alcohol and cigarettes at higher rates than boys, the White House drug czar said Thursday.
Thousands protest nation’s king, his power
February 10, 2006
Thousands of protesters swept through Katmandu on Thursday as Nepal’s political crisis deepened. Early results showed pro-government candidates sweeping local elections, but opponents also claimed victory because so few people voted.
Father receives letter from missing daughter
February 10, 2006
A Lawrence man who thinks his daughter joined a cult and left town has received a letter from her.
Syrian man charged in deadly ‘03 bombings
February 10, 2006
A Syrian was charged Friday with masterminding suicide bombings that killed 58 people in Istanbul, and Turkish prosecutors claimed that Osama bin Laden personally ordered him to carry out terror attacks in this pro-Western country.
Trial set for driver in fatal U.S. 40 crash
February 10, 2006
An April 24 trial date has been set for a man charged with killing a Lawrence paramedic in a head-on highway collision in December.
Donald leads Pebble Beach
February 10, 2006
Luke Donald was in the group ahead when Phil Mickelson blistered Spyglass Hill last year for a course-record 62. He remembers being amazed at the score, and hearing how it would be a long time before anyone else could do that at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Training mission may come to Kansas Guard
February 10, 2006
Two members of the state’s congressional delegation said Thursday that the Air Force intends to transfer a fighter training squadron from a base in Georgia to a Kansas Air National Guard wing at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita.
Man arrested in killings of wife, daughter
February 10, 2006
A man whose wife and baby daughter were found shot to death in a bed at the couple’s home in suburban Boston was arrested on murder charges Thursday in his native England.
BlackBerry maker touts ‘workaround’
February 10, 2006
Research In Motion Ltd. said Thursday it had successfully tested a software “workaround” to keep its BlackBerry wireless e-mail service running in case a judge orders a halt in connection with a long-running patent dispute.
First-grader suspended for sexual harassment
February 10, 2006
A 6-year-old boy is getting a lesson on the meaning of sexual harassment long before he’ll be able to spell it.
CT scan on Sharon shows no change
February 10, 2006
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon underwent a CT scan that showed he remained in serious but stable condition Thursday, the hospital said, in the first announcement on the comatose leader’s state since he had a feeding tube inserted in his stomach earlier this month.
Missionaries leave outposts under order
February 10, 2006
U.S. missionaries accused by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez of espionage have been forced from their remote outposts among jungle tribes by a government order, the final pair leaving Thursday after years of evangelical work.
Sheriff investigating unattended death
February 10, 2006
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an 85-year-old woman who was found by a relative Thursday morning inside her home.
Former president leads in early election results
February 10, 2006
Rene Preval, a former president seen as a champion of the poor, appeared headed toward victory Thursday as the first partial returns put him in the lead in Haiti’s presidential election.
Billionaire to offer animated advice
February 10, 2006
Warren Buffett: billionaire investor and cartoon hero?
Defense, prosecution: Priest was predator
February 10, 2006
In an unusual twist, a prosecutor and defense attorney agreed Thursday that a retired priest on trial for molestation was a sexual predator who wrecked many lives decades ago.
Anaheim’s claim rejected
February 10, 2006
A jury ruled Thursday that the Angels did not breach a contract with the city of Anaheim when the baseball team changed its name.
Rockies, Fogg agree
February 10, 2006
Pitcher Josh Fogg and the Colorado Rockies agreed to a one-year contract on Thursday. The 29-year-old right-hander spent the last four seasons with Pittsburgh, then became a free agent when the Pirates declined to offer him a contract. He was 6-11 with a 5.05 earned-run average last year.
AIG settles for $1.6B
February 10, 2006
American International Group Inc., one of the world’s largest insurance companies, has agreed to pay $1.64 billion to resolve allegations that it used deceptive accounting practices to mislead investors and regulatory agencies.
Panel recommends replay
February 10, 2006
Coaches would be allowed to challenge close calls and officials in the press box could stop games to review plays with instant replay under new NCAA rules that all Division I-A football teams and conferences would use next season.
Duke strengthens testing
February 10, 2006
Student-athletes at Duke who test positive for steroids will have to sit out of competition for a year, while a second offense will result in lost eligibility, the school announced Thursday. The new policy goes into place immediately. Evidence of blood doping or masking agents and refusal to take or attempts to manipulate a test are treated as positive tests, the school said.
Kansas soccer’s Gault will play for U.S. squad
February 10, 2006
Kansas University soccer player Holly Gault will travel with the U.S. Under-21 National Team for a weeklong, three-match trip to the United Kingdom.
KU men’s track ranked No. 8
February 10, 2006
Kansas University’s men’s track and field team has ascended to No. 8 in the latest Trackwire.com national poll.
Debt, children reasons for prenuptial agreement
February 10, 2006
Q: I am planning to ask my girlfriend to marry me on Valentine’s Day. I bought my first home a few months ago, but she has never owned anything and still lives with her parents. Should I ask her to sign a prenuptial agreement that says I get to keep the house if we get divorced?
Old Home Town
February 10, 2006
25 years ago in 1981
Baldwin stays hot
February 10, 2006
Kelsey Verhaeghe scored 17 points for the Baldwin girls, who defeated Spring Hill, 53-37.
Global evolution defies neat symbols
February 10, 2006
The global balance of power is shifting decisively to Asia, which will dominate the 21st century as Europe and the United States did in their respective heydays. So say we all, or nearly all, in international seminars, gatherings of statesmen and big-picture essays.
Balancing liberty and security
February 10, 2006
“The critical question before the Committee was to determine how the fundamental liberties of the people can be maintained in the course of the Government’s effort to protect their security. The delicate balance between these basic goals of our system of government is often difficult to strike, but it can, and must, be achieved.”
Old Home Town
February 10, 2006
100 years ago in 1906
Judge: No credible evidence underage sex always harmful
February 10, 2006
A federal judge hearing a constitutional challenge to Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline’s opinion that a state reporting law requires doctors, teachers and others to report underage sex between consenting youths said the state presented no credible evidence that underage sex is always harmful.
Bush divulges terrorist details
President says plot targeted Los Angeles
February 10, 2006
Under fire for eavesdropping on Americans, President Bush said Thursday that spy work stretching from the U.S. to Asia helped thwart terrorists plotting to use shoe bombs to hijack an airliner and crash it into the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast.
Islamic protests prompt final security review
February 10, 2006
Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi hinted Thursday about taking “decisive” steps to ensure that protesters don’t disrupt the Olympics.
Impasse
Militants in the Muslim world may understand the concept of free speech but choose to exploit it for their own purposes.
February 10, 2006
Two paragraphs in an editorial in the Egyptian Gazette in Cairo make it clear why so many people in the Muslim world do not - and probably never will - understand something as basic to Americans as freedom of expression.
American Century, Armstrong team up
Kansas City, Mo., investment company to make donations to cyclist’s foundation
February 10, 2006
Money manager American Century Investments and Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong have agreed to a three-year partnership during which the company will sell investment products that will help raise money for Armstrong’s cancer foundation, the company an-nounced Thursday.
Senate passes concealed-carry bill
Votes may be enough to override governor’s veto
February 10, 2006
Law-abiding Kansans could carry concealed guns under a bill that passed the Senate by enough votes Thursday to override a veto by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who spiked a similar measure two years ago.
Radicals fueled cartoon drama
February 10, 2006
Here is the most important thing you need to know about the Danish cartoon controversy: The story revolves less around a few provocative drawings than it does around political manipulation of the drawings.
Three reappointed to state finance board
February 10, 2006
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has reappointed three members to the Kansas Development Finance Authority.
Report: Gretzky knew of gambling
February 10, 2006
Wayne Gretzky was recorded on a wiretap talking to the alleged financier of a gambling ring, discussing how the hockey great’s wife could avoid being implicated, a person with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press on Thursday.
School gym sees final hurrah
Central court retired after 80 years
February 10, 2006
The gymnasium at Central Junior High School is a relic straight out of the movie “Hoosiers” - the court sits 15 feet below the elevated bleachers, where fans gather to cheer adolescent athletes.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
February 10, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.17 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Idol’ draws bigger ratings than Grammys
February 10, 2006
Wednesday’s 48th Annual Grammy Awards proved several things: Madonna can still wear a leotard, Kelly Clarkson can be forgetful and “American Idol” can put a serious damper on the music industry’s biggest night.
KU, grad students make little progress on negotiations
University faults lack of flexibility on part of GTAs
February 10, 2006
Negotiations between Kansas University and its graduate students - over pay, benefits and conditions - are slow-going and frustrating, the students say.
Arrested’ finale may be forever
February 10, 2006
Tonight, viewers can witness the opening of one of the year’s premiere TV events, as well as the probable end to a critically acclaimed and innovative comedy - albeit one that has been more loved and admired than watched.
Medal forecast is in the money
Economics professor predicts final outcome
February 10, 2006
Dan Johnson can’t give you a lot of history or results on this latest round of Olympians, if that’s what you’re after.
Pitt stifles Pittsnogle
February 10, 2006
He didn’t make a shot from beyond the three-point line, or inside it, either. A year after Pitt had no answer for Kevin Pittsnogle, he had no points and not much impact in a rivalry he personally decided last season.
Firewall’ can’t prevent cinematic hack job
February 10, 2006
There’s always a moment in the kidnapped family/home invasion thriller when the good guy is forced to perform some task the bad guys demand, but he finds a way to turn the tables on them.
A ‘passionate’ opening
Stati Uniti’ to appear 67th in parade
February 10, 2006
Fifty years ago, at the last Winter Olympics held in Italy, the opening ceremony crowd watched in disbelief as skater Guido Caroli tripped and fell while heading to light the Olympic flame.
Pitch and win
Vaunted lineup nice, but solid staff crucial for Jayhawks to thrive
February 10, 2006
Tracy Bunge can count many blessings as she begins her 10th season as Kansas University’s softball coach.
Woodling: Big 12 does it Longar
February 10, 2006
Everything you wanted to know about Big 12 Conference men’s basketball, but were too caught up in the Winter Olympics to ask:
Services sought for abuse victims
Increased sentences not enough, advocates say
February 10, 2006
As lawmakers race to increase prison sentences for sexual offenders, those who are on the front lines helping victims asked legislators Thursday to remember that those victims need services.
City hopes to get a jump on growth
February 10, 2006
Lawrence city commissioners want to make 2006 the year they stop playing catch-up with the community’s ever-expanding list of growth issues.
Horoscopes
February 10, 2006
For Friday, Feb. 10
Lawrence Datebook
February 10, 2006
TODAY: Immunization clinic by Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department (flu shots available), 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., 200 Maine, 843-0721.
Memorial service to honor DCCCA worker
February 10, 2006
DCCCA Inc. plans a memorial service Saturday for Gary Caley, who worked more than 20 years in substance abuse treatment.
For now, it’s Turin time
February 10, 2006
The Super Bowl is now five days behind us. Spring training doesn’t start until next week. The basketball and hockey playoffs don’t begin for months.
Jeter: Clemens will play
February 10, 2006
New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter thinks Roger Clemens will pitch in the majors this season. Jeter and Clemens, his former teammate, are both on the U.S. roster for next month’s World Baseball Classic.
Turnpike project affects two county roads
February 10, 2006
East 100 Road in Douglas County is closed today at the Kansas Turnpike.
Kline: Rapists have no right to privacy
Attorney general accused of witch hunt
February 10, 2006
Privacy for those who get an abortion is “certainly important,” Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline said Thursday.
Stanley seeks hot start as senior
February 10, 2006
Go figure Heather Stanley. Nobody else can. Not even Stanley.
D.A. won’t file charges in 6-year-old’s traffic death
February 10, 2006
It was just an accident.
Rookies drawing praise
KU freshmen earn rave reviews after Nebraska win
February 10, 2006
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self recently decreed his three freshmen starters “sophomores at the least.”