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KU introduces new provost
February 15, 2006
KU officials have hired Richard Lariviere as the new provost and vice chancellor. He will earn $278,000 a year at the top administrative position.
No really… What IF the South had won?
Lawrence filmmaker’s re-envisioning of the Civil War outcome premieres to wide U.S. audience this weekend in NYC
February 15, 2006
After nearly 14 years in the making, Lawrence director Kevin Willmott’s “C.S.A. - The Confederate States of America” is set for its official U.S. premiere this weekend in New York City.
Breast-feeding bill advances in Senate
February 15, 2006
The Kansas Senate today advanced legislation that would allow a woman to breastfeed in public.
Trafficway meeting canceled
February 15, 2006
A joint meeting between city and county commissioners to discuss the future of the South Lawrence Trafficway with state transportation leaders has been canceled.
Chance for freezing drizzle overnight
Drivers urged to use caution on bridges, overpasses
08:35 a.m., February 15, 2006 Updated 05:22 p.m.
Freezing drizzle is expected overnight, leading the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Weather Advisory for the Lawrence area from 3 a.m. through noon on Thursday.
Hemenway to speak on noted black author
February 15, 2006
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway will give two talks on novelist Zora Neale Hurston this month, with stops in Lawrence and Topeka.
CSA’ movie heads for theaters
February 15, 2006
Kevin Willmott, the Kansas University professor who directed the 2004 mockumentary “Confederate States of America,” is premiering his film in New York City this week.
Entries sought for Art in the Park
February 15, 2006
Slides or prints of entries for Art in the Park 2006, organized by the Lawrence Art Guild, are due by March 3 along with entry forms and fees.
Anti-abortion group opposes measure to increase clinic regulations, inspections
February 15, 2006
Legislation heard Tuesday that would increase regulations and inspections of clinics, including abortion clinics, is opposed by the largest anti-abortion group in the state.
Pollsters discuss women’s political views
February 15, 2006
Political parties looking to gain wins in this year’s elections and beyond must focus on women who, in the last decade or so, have become more diverse in their political wants, two political pollsters said Tuesday.
Lawrence datebook
February 15, 2006
Kaws erupt late
P-L trips Mill Valley; Santa Fe Trail wins
February 15, 2006
Going into the fourth quarter down by six, Perry-Lecompton’s Maggie McPherson scored 11 of her game-high 13 points, helping the Kaws earn a 41-35 victory against Mill Valley.
Police captain’s daughter admits to knowledge of money laundering
February 15, 2006
The daughter of a top Lawrence Police supervisor on Tuesday admitted helping launder money her boyfriend made dealing crack cocaine.
Wildcats advance with win
February 15, 2006
Guard Anthony Bonner led the Wildcats with six of his game-high 14 points in the first half of the quarter. The Terrapins’ Ryan Schroeder got his team on the board early. but the team couldn’t keep pace with the Wildcats from the start.
Haitian election to be reviewed
February 15, 2006
Haiti’s interim government ordered a review of election results Tuesday, hours after the leading presidential candidate - who appeared set to fall short of a first-round victory - claimed the count was marred by “massive fraud” or errors.
KU pleased with Hall of Athletics’ early returns
February 15, 2006
Kansas University’s athletic department has declared the Booth Family Hall of Athletics an early success - though it’s still only a month old and 95 percent complete.
Veritas boys cruise; woeful shooting dooms girls
February 15, 2006
Advice for future Veritas Christian opponents: Look out, the Eagles are beginning to peak.
Lawmaker: Ringleader identified several times before 9-11
February 15, 2006
Pre-9-11 intelligence conducted by a secret military unit identified terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta 13 times, a congressman said Tuesday.
Consolidation made easier under bill advanced by Senate
February 15, 2006
It would be made easier for local governments to start the process of consolidation under a bill gaining first-round approval Tuesday in the Senate.
Ohio Board of Ed reverses evolution decision
February 15, 2006
Three years after it first encouraged science teachers to raise doubts about evolution, the Ohio Board of Education reversed course Tuesday, voting 11-4 to drop a much-disputed curriculum standard that became a model for several other states.
Local home sales, prices drop
Realtor expects housing market to warm up
February 15, 2006
Home sales in Lawrence and Douglas County slid lower in January, according to a new report from the Douglas County Appraiser’s Office.
New committee is needed for homeless shelter, group advises
February 15, 2006
The community’s top group studying homeless issues is calling for a new citizens’ committee that works to resolve neighborhood and business concerns about a downtown homeless shelter.
House gives initial approval to ending business equipment tax
February 15, 2006
The House gave first-round approval Tuesday to a pair of bills that would phase out property taxes on business equipment and machinery.
Bill bans Kansans committed to mental hospitals from owning guns
February 15, 2006
Kansans committed to mental hospitals wouldn’t be able to possess a firearm under a bill gaining first-round approval in the Senate.
Lawrence Gymnastics Academy Dragon Invitational Results
February 15, 2006
Lawrence Gymnastics Academy Level 5 and Level 6 gymnasts competed on Sunday at the 2006 Dragon Invitational in Blue Springs, Mo. The Level 5 team brought home the third-place trophy with 102.55 points in the field of eight teams. See a complete list of the results.
Find sympathy
February 15, 2006
To the editor: What a well-balanced (and fair, I might add) piece Leonard Pitts did on the Muslims’ protestations of the cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a “bomber” (“Closed society hampers understanding,” Journal-World, Feb. 11).
Idol traditions
February 15, 2006
To the editor: Your Feb. 12 article by Associated Press writer Nasser Karimi on the recent cartoon controversy stated that Muslims oppose representations of Prophet Muhammad “for fear they could lead to idolatry.”
Bird flu reportedly found in Iran, Germany, Austria
February 15, 2006
Iran on Tuesday said 135 wild swans died of bird flu in marshlands near the Caspian Sea in the country’s first case of the spreading virus, and officials in Germany and Austria said the virus apparently had reached there as well.
Accident near Hays closes interstate
February 15, 2006
Part of Interstate 70 was expected to remain closed through Friday after a piece of construction equipment that was being hauled on the flatbed of a tractor-trailer crashed into an overpass.
Baker University names finalists for president
February 15, 2006
Baker University has narrowed its list of candidates for president.
People in the news
February 15, 2006
¢ O’Brien meets president he endorsed for re-election ¢ Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes deny report that they’ve split
Highlights from the Kansas Legislature
February 15, 2006
Highlights of Tuesday’s activities at the Kansas Legislature.
Texas trounces Baylor
February 15, 2006
Inside and out, No. 6 Texas had everything working against Baylor on Tuesday night.
Southwest defends home court against Central
February 15, 2006
Southwest jumped to an early 6-0 lead just two minutes into the game. Led by Daniel Chance, with four points and one steal, the Bulldogs jumped on top early and led 12-4 at the end of the period.
Al-Jaafari outlines plans for new government
February 15, 2006
Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, named his Shiite Muslim coalition’s candidate to continue leading the country for the next four years, outlined plans Tuesday to build a broad-based government to tackle Iraq’s woeful security conditions.
Gretzky’s latest denial his last, for now
February 15, 2006
Wayne Gretzky said he didn’t do it. Again.
Judge: California must change execution method
February 15, 2006
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that California must change its lethal injection method for an execution next week, saying the current mix of drugs may constitute cruel and unusual punishment.
Kindergarteners learn basics of game
February 15, 2006
The Kindergarten Futsal Soccer Blues and Jayhawks met Saturday at Holcom Park Center to learn the basics of soccer through the help of both the coaches and referee. Although no scores are kept at the kindergarten level, both teams were able to keep the ball moving and even rack up a few points.
U.N., Red Cross report worsening food crisis
February 15, 2006
The hunger crisis in drought-stricken Somalia is worsening, the United Nations reported Tuesday, and the Red Cross said it would step up relief efforts there and in neighboring Ethiopia.
Bucks spoil Allen’s visit
February 15, 2006
Michael Redd was happy to face former teammate Ray Allen.
Common sense
February 15, 2006
To the editor: Is there no room left for discretion and common sense?
Mill Valley routs P-L
February 15, 2006
Jack Johnson set a school record with nine three-pointers and finished with a game-high 31 points Tuesday night as the Mill Valley boys basketball squad beat Perry-Lecompton, 72-51.
Investors bullish on lower oil prices
February 15, 2006
A drop in oil prices below $60 a barrel sent stocks soaring Tuesday, carrying the Dow Jones industrial average 136 points higher and past 11,000 for the first time in a month. A surge in retail sales added to the good mood.
Student editor suspended for printing cartoons
February 15, 2006
The editor in chief of a student-led newspaper serving the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been suspended for printing cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that, when published in Europe, enraged Muslims and led to violent protests in the Middle East and Asia.
Bill banning smoking in public places approved
February 15, 2006
Britain’s lower house of Parliament voted on Tuesday to ban smoking in all public places in England - including pubs, both public and private.
Firebirds earn one-pin victory over Topeka High
February 15, 2006
Kenny Altman rolled a 613 series, and the Free State High boys bowling squad took needed each pin, slipping past Topeka High for a one-pin victory during a three-team match on Senior Day at Royal Crest Lanes. The Firebirds dropped 2,282 pins. Topeka finished at 2,281, while Olathe South came in third at 2,180.
Guard admits helping inmates escape from jail
February 15, 2006
A jail guard charged with helping six inmates escape over the weekend allegedly told investigators he did it to influence the upcoming sheriff’s election, an official said Tuesday.
Officials report breaking human smuggling ring
February 15, 2006
A smuggling ring that sometimes forced migrants to hang on the sides of freight trains or be stuffed in car trunks to get across the Canadian-U.S. border was broken Tuesday with the arrests of 17 people, U.S. and Canadian authorities said.
First openly gay bishop acknowledges alcoholism
February 15, 2006
The Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson, is being treated for alcoholism, a step that surprised friends and colleagues but seemed unlikely to threaten his position in the church.
On the record
February 15, 2006
Killer asks judge to spare his life
February 15, 2006
A weeping Joseph Smith apologized Tuesday for the abduction, rape and murder of 11-year-old Carlie Brucia two years ago, telling a judge he had taken large amounts of cocaine and heroin that day in hopes of killing himself.
Border War wrestling success
February 15, 2006
Sunflower Kids Wrestling posted impressive showings at both the Border War held in Parkville, Mo., on Saturday and the Baldwin Bulldog Brawl held on Sunday. Sunflower posted 31 wins on the weekend.
West Wing’ tour given on ‘River City Weekly’
February 15, 2006
Alex Graves, executive producer of NBC’s “The West Wing,” gives us his insider’s look at the show beginning tonight on “River City Weekly.”
National Guard unit is ordered to Iraq
February 15, 2006
A Kansas National Guard helicopter unit has received an order to prepare for deployment to Iraq.
Guns, safety
February 15, 2006
To the editor: Last Thursday, the Kansas Senate passed a bill to allow law-abiding Kansans to carry concealed guns.
Negotiator confirms enrichment has resumed
February 15, 2006
Iran has resumed small-scale enrichment of uranium, a senior Iranian nuclear negotiator said Tuesday - a defiant declaration in the face of global opposition to Iran’s atomic program.
KDOT to attend study session on SLT
February 15, 2006
City and county commissioners will have another chance to lobby state transportation leaders about the uncompleted South Lawrence Trafficway.
Child struck by car in parking lot dies
February 15, 2006
A 3-year-old boy was killed Tuesday night when he was struck by a car in a parking lot in Jefferson County, according to Kansas Highway Patrol officials.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
February 15, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 15, 1906: “A motion for a new trial in the cases of Phil Hervey and Perry Allbritton, two of the jointists convicted in district court, were taken up by Judge Smart this morning and the motion was overruled and sentence was pronounced.”
Wal-Mart must carry contraception pills
February 15, 2006
The Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy ordered Wal-Mart on Tuesday to stock emergency contraception pills at its stores in Massachusetts.
Author commissions bench from Van Go
February 15, 2006
A Van Go bench shown was commissioned by The Toni Morrison Society to commemorate the noted author’s 75th birthday.
Grant covers care for museum’s quilts
February 15, 2006
Hallmark Cards has awarded Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., a $1,000 grant to care for a portion of the museum’s quilts.
Czyz, Milner win awards
February 15, 2006
Kansas University baseball players Don Czyz and Gus Milner were named Tuesday the Big 12 Pitcher and Player of the Week, respectively.
U.S. to get tough with China on trade
February 15, 2006
The Bush administration on Tuesday announced it would step up enforcement of U.S. trade laws governing China, following a top-to-bottom review of America’s trading relationship with the Asian giant.
Bruins steamroll Blue Devils to advance to postseason quarterfinals
February 15, 2006
She stands inches below her opponents and is the only girl on a team dominated by boys, but with all odds against her, Nicole Humphrey still plays a mean game of basketball. Humphrey and her team, the sixth- and seventh-grade Bruins, took to the court against the Blue Devils on Feb. 6 at East Lawrence Center. With the help of Humphrey and team members Austin Neidow, Austin Flory and Colin Belcher, the Bruins secured the 53-31 victory to advance to the semi-finals of the Hoopster postseason tournament.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
February 15, 2006
A blood drive to benefit American armed forces personnel in Vietnam was started here.
Daily ticker
February 15, 2006
GM to invest $545M in Michigan plants
February 15, 2006
General Motors Corp. said Tuesday that it would hire nearly 300 workers and invest $545 million in five Michigan plants, which is good news for the automaker’s home state, but still only a fraction of the 30,000 jobs GM is shedding nationally by 2008 in a broad restructuring.
Sidetracked
Some state legislators seemed to be distracted by side issues and non-issues during Monday’s discussion of higher education budgets.
February 15, 2006
It’s no secret that some Kansas legislators have pet projects or pet peeves that influence about every vote they make. But questions posed to Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway Monday after he testified in favor of the governor’s proposed budget for higher education seem to indicate that special agendas may be overshadowing sound decision-making.
Daredevils, Hawks bring energy to court
Bennett leads team with five goals in Rookie game shut out
February 15, 2006
Two young teams battled on the Futsal court Saturday morning at the East Lawrence Center. The Daredevils and Hawks brought limitless energy and intensity, but the Daredevils came out on top with a shutout, 10-0.
Donations needed to stock shelter store
February 15, 2006
A store within the Lawrence Community Shelter, 214 W. 10th St., is seeking donations of snacks, clothing and toiletries.
Compromise is key to entitlement reform
February 15, 2006
Possibly one of the last known copies of the 1995 Kerrey-Danforth entitlement commission report sits on a bookshelf in my office. The report is great to look at, with colorful charts that show the federal budget drowning under a tide of spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Mail-order, online gardening make diverse crops a cinch
February 15, 2006
By mid-February, vegetable gardeners who want to plant seeds that are not available through local vendors need to be thumbing through their catalogs or browsing online. While the inventories in local greenhouses and gardening stores has expanded greatly in recent years, it’s always fun to plant a tomato that isn’t a Rutgers or a cucumber that isn’t a Straight 8. That’s where mail order comes in.
Terrorist threat hasn’t eased
February 15, 2006
By sharing additional information about an alleged terrorist plot against Los Angeles in 2002, President Bush had hoped to quell certain concerns about his handling of the war against terrorism.
Forum to address immigration issues
February 15, 2006
A forum on current immigration legislation and issues will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1229 Vt.
Prophet cartoon protesters torch Western business in Pakistan
Interior minister says two killed while trying to enter bank
February 15, 2006
Thousands rampaged through two cities Tuesday in Pakistan’s worst violence against Prophet Muhammad caricatures, burning buildings housing a hotel, banks and a KFC, vandalizing a Citibank and breaking windows at a Holiday Inn and a Pizza Hut.
GOP leaders fear fallout after Cheney incident
February 15, 2006
Vice President Dick Cheney’s slow and unapologetic public response to the accidental shooting of a 78-year-old Texas attorney is turning the quail-hunting mishap into a political liability for the Bush administration and is prompting senior White House officials to press Cheney to publicly address the issue as early as today, several prominent Republicans said Tuesday.
Assassination anniversary marked in Martyrs’ Square
Thousands pay tribute to slain leader Rafik Hariri
February 15, 2006
Hundreds of thousands paid tribute to Rafik Hariri on the anniversary of his assassination Tuesday, shouting anti-Syrian slogans in a show of strength aimed at reviving the “people power” spirit that helped break Damascus’ domination over Lebanon.
Tigers hold-off Blue Devils’ late surge
February 15, 2006
A spot in the fourth- and fifth-grade semi-finals was on the line Feb. 7 when the Tigers and Blue Devils faced-off. An up-and-down contest came down to the fourth quarter with the Tigers pulling out the narrow 23-19 win at Langston Hughes Elementary.
Saddam, co-defendants claim to have embarked on hunger strike
February 15, 2006
Saddam Hussein and his co-defendants declared in court Tuesday that they had begun a jailhouse hunger strike to protest their trial on charges of violating the human rights of Shiite Muslim villagers.
HDTV guide: How to get best picture, price
February 15, 2006
If the holiday deals on high-definition TVs and the hoopla surrounding HD broadcasts of the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics piqued your interest, the arrival of new sets with bigger screens and lower prices may have you pumped about buying an HDTV.
Snyder says he was told he would be fired
Missouri to investigate circumstances surrounding coach’s departure
February 15, 2006
In his long-delayed farewell address Tuesday, Quin Snyder said he stepped down as Missouri’s basketball coach after a university official sent by athletic director Mike Alden told him the entire administration had agreed to terminate his contract after this season.
Rewards of racial diversity
February 15, 2006
In a matter of days, America’s national pastime will return in full force, with millions of baseball fans entertaining visions of a World Series championship in 2006. Spring training in Arizona and Florida is a special time of hope and dreams across the country.
Moussaoui banned from jury selection
February 15, 2006
Confessed al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui again disrupted his sentencing trial Tuesday and was barred from the courtroom while a jury is selected to decide whether he is put to death or imprisoned for life.
Simple sustenance
Confronting obesity and dietary problems by returning to our roots
February 15, 2006
The obesity and diabetes epidemics that face American Indians didn’t exist hundreds of years ago. So Devon Mihesuah offers a simple solution to combat the problem: Return to the foods that her ancestors ate.
Lansing escape vehicle located
Inmate, dog trainer remain at large
February 15, 2006
A van used by a woman who apparently helped an inmate escape from Lansing Correctional Facility was found Tuesday not far from the prison - but the missing man and woman have not been located.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
February 15, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.06 at the Citgo at Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Central closes Duver Gym with 57-48 win
February 15, 2006
Enter the Duver Gymnasium at Central Junior High in downtown Lawrence and the first thing you might notice about the court is its age. The gym is well worn, creaking under the indelible pressure of footprints left from generations of games gone by. Look a little further though and the dust and the dents turn into history.
Last game in the Dog Pound enough motivation for Bulldogs
February 15, 2006
With key players for each team putting on a clinic, the game between Central and Southwest ninth-grade basketball teams had moments of pure enjoyment. There were also moments of frustration and some of boredom in Southwest’s, 52-31, win Feb. 6 at Southwest Junior High.
Ligety springs surprise on slopes
February 15, 2006
Young Ted Ligety gave the United States the Olympic gold medal that Bode Miller couldn’t deliver Tuesday night, uncorking two dynamic slalom runs to win the men’s combined and break the Americans’ bad luck in Alpine skiing.
Terrapins crowned tournament champs
February 15, 2006
The second- and third-grade Hoopster championship game featured one team who had been the favorite to take the title all year and another team that struggled all season just to get a victory. In the end, the Terrapins’ swarming defense and tough play in the paint allowed them to prevail with a 35-4 victory over the Blue Devils Wednesday at the East Lawrence Center.
GTAs try to rally support for their goals
Graduate teaching assistants want KU to lift 10-semester limit on working
February 15, 2006
Brian Azcona wore a rubber pig mask Tuesday as he posed as a Kansas University bureaucrat standing in the way of graduate teaching assistants’ interests.
High school lunch trips raise concern
D.A. sees security, truancy threats
February 15, 2006
The county’s top prosecutor is voicing concerns about students at Lawrence’s public high schools leaving campus at lunch, saying it can be unsafe and contributes to truancy problems.
Quiz gives boomers a date with mortality
February 15, 2006
It sounds like a perfect parlor game for baby boomers suddenly confronting their own mortality: What are your chances of dying within four years?
Clemens headlines U.S. squad
Pitcher among 30 tapped for World Baseball Classic
February 15, 2006
Roger Clemens was among 30 players picked Tuesday for the U.S. roster for next month’s inaugural World Baseball Classic.
Lions finally experience right end of nail-biter
February 15, 2006
If this one had turned out like the previous three Kristian Pope had experienced as a Lawrence High Lion, he’d be allowed to consider himself snake-bitten.
Duke’s Redick sets three-point record
February 15, 2006
J.J. Redick’s legacy is far from complete, yet he knows better than anyone it always will include his uncanny ability to make three-pointers.
Eight tips improve health, weight loss in 2006
February 15, 2006
Q: I know we all want to live healthier lives, but I get confused with all of the nutrition information out there. How do I decipher it all?
Rufus wins top prize at Westminster
February 15, 2006
A colored bull terrier called Rufus used his head Tuesday night to become America’s top dog.
Tech’s Knight picking walk-on during ESPN reality show
February 15, 2006
Bob Knight’s reality show will be rated PG.
Commentary: Cheney, some ChiSox share hobby
February 15, 2006
Now you know why Ozzie Guillen was reluctant to go to the White House with the White Sox.
Seahawks’ rally falls short against Hartford
February 15, 2006
Seabury Academy basketball fans got their money’s worth Tuesday night.
Horoscopes
February 15, 2006
For Wednesday, Feb. 15
Swimmers represent Aquahawks at MAL West Chmpionships
February 15, 2006
The snow was quickly falling outside, but inside the steamy Lawrence Aquatic Center the Aquahawks were heating up the water. The team gathered on Saturday and Sunday for the MAL West Championships swim meet. The event marked the culmination of months of practicing and meets. The meet was important for the swimmers because it marked their last chance to qualify for Division 1 or Division 2 championships. The Aquahawks faced swimmers from Topeka, Wichita and Olathe.
Horned Frogs maintain distance to win
February 15, 2006
The sixth- and seventh-grade Hoopster tournament continued to whittle down the opponents on Feb. 6 when the Horned Frogs and Wildcats faced off at the East Lawrence Center. Despite a subdued crowd, the Frogs kept the energy of the game high to take the win, 53-46.
Frantz sinks fade-away jumper for Bruins’ final win of season
February 15, 2006
The second- and third-grade Bruins and Hoosiers tipped off for the last time of the season Feb. 8 at the East Lawrence Center. The Bruins, after losing, regaining and losing the lead, hit the final shot of the game to walk away with the win 25-24.
Woodling: Carolina matchup not likely
February 15, 2006
Coaches play ‘em one at a time, but sports writers have no such restriction, so I’ve been wondering about the chances of Kansas University and North Carolina meeting in the NCAA Tournament.
KU picks Texas dean as provost
Sanskrit scholar named to university’s No. 2 post
February 15, 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.
Plushenko grabs figure-skating lead; Russian wins 500 speedskating
February 15, 2006
Evgeni Plushenko’s personal best of 90.66 points gave the Russian a big lead over American Johnny Weir after the Olympic men’s short program.
Warm winter not cooling demand for energy assistance
February 15, 2006
A warmer-than-expected winter is slowly bringing down the cost of heating with natural gas, but don’t expect that to make Mike Coffman feel any better.
At home on the road
Ayre sparks Firebirds
February 15, 2006
Nick Ayre knows he has a special place in Free State coach Chuck Law’s heart - even if he still turns the ball over too much.
Flap aside, Canada set to play
February 15, 2006
Finally, what Canada has been waiting for: hockey.
Jayhawks looking to end February freefall
February 15, 2006
Kansas University had a December to remember. So did Nebraska.
City hears ideas for downtown safety
February 15, 2006
Maybe metal detectors at downtown bars would have saved the life of Robert Earl Williams, the man shot and killed last week outside a downtown nightclub.
Iraqis cut ties with British to protest alleged abuse
February 15, 2006
More than 1,000 protesters burned a British flag Tuesday and the regional administration in Iraq’s main southern province severed all ties with British authorities over video footage showing British soldiers allegedly beating and kicking Iraqi youths.
Interim director named for student housing
February 15, 2006
Diana Robertson, Kansas University’s associate director of student housing, has been named interim director to replace Ken Stoner.
West spoils South’s home-court advantage
February 15, 2006
For two straight quarters Feb. 7 the eighth-grade West and South teams held each other in close contention. After wrestling to gain the lead all the way through the end of the first half, West walked away the victor, 43-27, on South’s court.
Modern-day Noah’s Ark in Alabama
February 15, 2006
“The Little Zoo that Could” (8 p.m., Animal Planet) celebrates a modern-day Noah’s Ark. In September 2004, with Hurricane Ivan bearing down on their location, the director of Alabama’s Gulf Coast Zoo made the remarkable and unprecedented decision to evacuate the animals.
Funeral picket bill tests constitutional limits
KU professor advising legislators says buffers may not hold up
February 15, 2006
Attempts to keep the Rev. Fred Phelps 300 feet from funerals may be pushing constitutional limits on free speech, Kansas University law professor Stephen McAllister said Tuesday.
Stingy KU defense in elite company
February 15, 2006
If defense truly wins championships, Kansas University’s men’s basketball team is in good shape in the Big 12 regular-season race, the postseason tournament and, yes, even the NCAAs.
Gumbo Guy’ visits ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’ to make Mardi Gras fare
February 15, 2006
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “The Gumbo Guy.”