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KU women win first road game
Jayhawks pull out 57-56 OT win over Iowa State
February 18, 2006
It took overtime, but Kansas University’s women’s team picked up its first road win of the season when it slipped by Iowa State, 57-56, Saturday at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. The win completed Kansas’ first season sweep of the Cyclones since 2000.
KU gets revenge over MU, 79-46
Streaking Jayhawks win ninth in a row
February 18, 2006
Kansas University’s basketball team is about as hot as anyone in the nation with its eight-game win streak, but today in Allen Fieldhouse a young Jayhawk team has to be thinking a little about revenge.
Luminaries tout importance of written communication skills
February 18, 2006
A great deal of attention is given these days to this nation’s educational system. It is possible more money is spent on public education than any other single segment of our society. It is hoped this money has produced, and continues to produce, the world’s finest public education system.
Answering Phelps
February 18, 2006
To the editor:
Moran joins efforts to push back Medicare deadline
Measure also would allow drug price negotiations
February 18, 2006
Rep. Jerry Moran has jumped into efforts to postpone a deadline seniors face for enrolling in Medicare’s new prescription drug coverage, and he’s pushing several other changes as well.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
February 18, 2006
Thomas A. Tommaney, assistant to the general superintendent for Indian services at Window Rock, Ariz., was to become the new superintendent of Haskell Institute.
Hospital drama a cut above
February 18, 2006
Fans of “House” should enjoy “Blue/Orange” (5 p.m. today, BBC America), a provocative movie adaptation of an acclaimed British stage drama making its American TV debut. Like “House,” this film involves nonstop arguing about a medical diagnosis - in this case, a psychiatric one - that reveals as much about the doctors as the patient.
Judge rules that state improperly denied lesbian from becoming foster parent
February 18, 2006
The Missouri Department of Social Services improperly denied a woman’s application to become a foster parent because she is a lesbian, a judge ruled Friday.
New Jackson ‘Dream’ in the works
Stars join exiled pop king for Katrina benefit song
February 18, 2006
Eight days after Hurricane Katrina hit, Michael Jackson announced he would release an all-star charity single within two weeks.
Mardi Gras will party on despite Hurricane Katrina’s destruction
February 18, 2006
Call it sinful excess, a catalyst for revival or just an excuse to laugh and be silly. But Mardi Gras is one piece of New Orleans even Hurricane Katrina couldn’t wash away.
All eyes on Gardner in MU-KU rematch
Big 12’s leading scorer went off for 40 points in Missouri’s 89-86 overtime victory in Columbia
February 18, 2006
He hit shots when he was open and when closely guarded. He swished them when his feet were set and when he was off balance.
Funding shortfalls could stall city’s proposed parks
February 18, 2006
A conglomeration of green space, playground equipment and a community shelter house nestled in the Pinckney neighborhood - would make Steve Braswell’s list of what he loves about Lawrence.
Mayer: Oh, those meddling parents
February 18, 2006
Can’t publish the gentleman’s name because he occupies a highly sensitive position in matters athletic and academic. Yet he provides delicious food for thought about the process of college basketball recruiting.
KU scientist sounds alarm on melting glaciers
February 18, 2006
New findings by researchers at Kansas University and NASA should keep people up at night worried about the state of the planet, Vicki Arroyo said.
How can I keep my mind from wandering when I pray?
February 18, 2006
Concentrating on other people focuses attention
Firebirds on fire
FSHS girls win again; boys tumble
February 18, 2006
Somebody hung one of those “Older Than Dirt” balloons on the Free State High bench at halftime.
Coroner: 5-month-old suffered repeated abuse
Mother takes stand against father
February 18, 2006
Again and again, 5-month-old Risha Lafferty turned up with bruises on her body. Her father, Jay D. Decker, 26, who watched Risha during the day, told his girlfriend they were caused by accidents.
Union Station site proposed for regional archives collection
February 18, 2006
It’s a treasure trove of historical documents, one few people even know about, tucked away in an industrial building far from downtown Kansas City.
Prison officials hope tattoos on killer will lead to capture
February 18, 2006
Still with no idea where he might be, Kansas corrections officials Friday released photos of the numerous tattoos of convicted murderer John Manard, who escaped from Lansing Correctional Facility with help from a woman who ran a program in which inmates trained dogs for adoption.
Sweden stuns U.S. in semis
Shootout victory puts Swedes in finals against Canada
February 18, 2006
The U.S. women’s hockey players gathered in a circle at center ice, raised their sticks and waved them to their fans in one sweeping arc over their heads.
Santa Fe Trail banks on defense
February 18, 2006
Santa Fe Trail’s defense was the difference Friday night in a 58-49 high school boys basketball victory over Perry-Lecompton.
Lions able to laugh after lopsided loss
February 18, 2006
The team that finds itself on the wrong end of a 22-point laugher isn’t typically the one with the chuckles.
Lawrence datebook
February 18, 2006
Today
In a flash, gold no more for American
Big lead lost when ‘styling’ trick turns disastrous in snowboard cross final
February 18, 2006
Alone in the clear, Lindsey Jacobellis practically could have crawled to the finish line and won.
Lawrence’s past takes center stage at church
February 18, 2006
It was one of her few lines in the play, but with her screaming and shouting, Joyce Pearson, as Mammie, changed the initial slow tone of “Keep Your Eye on the Drinkin’ Gourd” Friday evening at St. Luke AME Church.
Area legislators weigh in on school funding study
February 18, 2006
Lawrence-area legislators reacted Friday to Gov. Sebelius’ remarks this week about the state possibly not accepting a school cost study that called for at least a $400 million funding increase.
Late tax payments have some calling for dismissal of Blue Springs mayor
February 18, 2006
At least a few leaders of this Kansas City suburb say the mayor should be dismissed from office because he fell behind on tax payments for four pieces of property.
Sutton charged with DUI
Tests: Alcohol level nearly three times limit
February 18, 2006
Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol Friday after tests showed his blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit following a car crash last week.
NAFTA result
February 18, 2006
To the editor;
Shuttle astronauts say flight will test new tank design
February 18, 2006
The only way to really test the safety of the space shuttle’s redesigned external fuel tank is to fly, according to Discovery’s astronauts who said Friday they were eager for a May liftoff.
Patch may increase clot risk, study says
February 18, 2006
Risks of blood clots in legs and lungs are twice as high for women using the birth-control patch instead of the pill, according to a study reported by the drug maker and the Food and Drug Administration.
Military news
February 18, 2006
Army Pvt. Paul D. McCleery has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
Flu season in full force across state
February 18, 2006
This year’s flu season is reaching its peak in Kansas and has now spread throughout most of the state, health officials said.
Bird flu confirmed in Egypt, France
U.N. worried about spread in W. Africa
February 18, 2006
Tests confirmed the deadly strain of bird flu in Egypt, as France reported a probable first case Friday and the United Nations expressed growing concern about the virus’ spread through West Africa.
Israel considers Hamas restrictions
February 18, 2006
On the eve of Hamas’ entry into the Palestinian government, Israel’s acting prime minister, Ehud Olmert, and his senior advisers neared agreement Friday on a series of steps that would effectively isolate the Gaza Strip and deprive the nearly bankrupt Palestinian Authority of funding once the radical Islamic group forms a Cabinet, according to Foreign Ministry officials.
Offices announce holiday closings
February 18, 2006
Some government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day.
KU baseball routed, 10-1
February 18, 2006
Ritchie Price broke up a no-hit bid by Southern California’s Ian Kennedy with two outs in the ninth inning, a small feat in an otherwise dismal 10-1 Kansas University baseball loss to the Trojans on Friday at Dedeaux Field.
10 missing after Marine helicopters crash
February 18, 2006
Two U.S. Marine Corps helicopters crashed Friday off the coast of northern Djibouti, and rescuers were searching for 10 missing crew members Friday night, according to U.S. military officials in the Horn of Africa.
Campus shooter receives life sentence
February 18, 2006
A man who went on a shooting spree at Case Western Reserve University was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday and hesitantly apologized to the family of the graduate student who died.
KU administrator finalist for CMSU job
February 18, 2006
Richard Morrell, associate vice provost for student success at Kansas University, is one of three finalists for a top administrative position at Central Missouri State University.
Chavez threatens to end U.S. oil exports
February 18, 2006
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned Friday he could cut off oil exports to the United States if Washington goes “over the line” in what he has said are attempts to destabilize his left-leaning government.
Lenient bill
February 18, 2006
To the editor:
Tape shows guards beating youth at camp
February 18, 2006
Guards at a juvenile detention boot camp struck and restrained a teenager for a half-hour on the day before he died, a videotape released Friday shows.
Traffic to be rerouted on I-70 near Hays after overpass damaged
February 18, 2006
Eastbound traffic on Interstate 70 near Hays will have to endure a nine-mile detour, after a piece of construction equipment damaged a 45-foot section of an overpass.
Court orders release of political detainees
February 18, 2006
Nepal’s Supreme Court ordered the royalist government Friday to release 37 political detainees who opposed the king’s rule, while communist insurgents freed two abducted officials amid an army offensive in the southwest.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 18, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 18, 1906: “People who are using natural gas are in a position to view with equanimity the prospects for a big coal strike this year. :
Prosecutor says Libby has needed evidence
February 18, 2006
Granting a former White House aide’s demands for classified documents to help his defense in the CIA leak investigation would torpedo the case, the prosecutor is arguing.
Lions’ Boyer reaches consolation finals twice
February 18, 2006
Lawrence High’s Alex Boyer qualified for the consolation finals at the state swim meet in the 200-yard freestyle and 500 freestyle, and a relay team from both Free State and Lawrence High reached consolation finals during preliminaries Friday at the state meet.
Tale of the tape
February 18, 2006
Jayhawks (18-6, 9-2)
Judge denies bail for terror suspect
February 18, 2006
A federal judge refused to set bail for terror suspect Jose Padilla on Friday after hearing about his extensive travel overseas and his history of skipping bail in criminal cases.
KU softball wins twice
February 18, 2006
Destiny Frankenstein hit three homers on the day as Kansas University’s softball team opened the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic with two victories Friday.
Haskell women fall to Ozarks
February 18, 2006
Haskell Indian Nations University fell to third-ranked College of the Ozarks, 64-56, Friday in women’s basketball. Amber Tecumseh led HINU (13-13, 6-7) with 18 points.
Old Home Town- 25 years ago
February 18, 2006
A $2 million expansion of a local manufacturing firm was to be financed with the help of industrial revenue bonds by a vote of the city commission. The IRB request, which got unanimous commission approval, was the third and largest such request from E&E Specialties. Roger White was the firm’s president.
Club news
February 18, 2006
Club News for 02-18-06
Helen Thomas to give leadership lecture
February 18, 2006
Former White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas will speak at the 2006 Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women’s Leadership Lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 14 in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union at Kansas University.
On the record
February 18, 2006
Emergency calls
Powerball jackpot reaches all-time high
February 18, 2006
The Powerball jackpot has reached a new high of $365 million, the largest amount in U.S. lottery history.
Setting limits
The high schools here would benefit from a change in the open lunch policy
February 18, 2006
The answer to questions about whether to allow high school students to leave campus during the lunch hour is almost too easy: Keeping students in school would improve safety while perhaps lessening truancy and encouraging more healthy eating habits.
Muhammad cartoon protest at consulate turns deadly
Cleric offers $1 million bounty for killing of ‘insulting man’
February 18, 2006
Libyans angry about caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad rioted Friday at the Italian consulate, storming the building and setting it on fire. A diplomat said at least 10 people were killed in clashes with police.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
February 18, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.10 at Zarco 66, 1415 W. Sixth St., and Fastrip, 1414 W. Sixth St. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Landslide buries village of 1,800
February 18, 2006
Rescue workers held little hope today of finding more survivors from a devastating landslide that killed an estimated 1,800 people, saying this farming village in the eastern Philippines was swallowed whole by a wall of mud and boulders.
Cheney shooting victim goes home
February 18, 2006
His face marked with tiny birdshot wounds, the lawyer shot by Vice President Dick Cheney while quail hunting left a hospital Friday, saying “accidents do and will happen” and apologizing for the trouble the incident had caused the vice president.
Royals’ Snyder hopes injuries in past
February 18, 2006
Kyle Snyder has had two elbow operations and two shoulder operations since the Kansas City Royals picked him in the first round of the 1999 draft as a North Carolina junior.
Military seeking civilian recruiters
Lawrence office will be on wave of the future
February 18, 2006
In the near future, when someone in Lawrence decides to “be all you can be” and join “An Army of One,” it might be a civilian showing them which dotted lines to sign.
Bush, Cheney jokes getting less funny
February 18, 2006
They’d take my columnist license away if I didn’t write about Dick Cheney today.
KU impresses Mizzou coach
They’re playing the best basketball in the conference’
February 18, 2006
Melvin Watkins, who is 1-0 as Missouri’s interim basketball coach, realizes his unbeaten mark is in serious jeopardy today at Allen Fieldhouse.
Shrouded in mystery
Technology developed in Lawrence helped researchers study alleged burial cloth of Jesus in Olympic city
February 18, 2006
As the world turns its attention to Turin, Italy, for the Winter Olympics, Pete Schumacher has been thinking about Turin for other reasons.
Seabury rolls on senior night
February 18, 2006
There were plenty of tears, turnovers and rebounds in the Seabury Academy boys and girls basketball squads’ senior-night games Friday against Heritage Christian.
Struggling KU women headed to Iowa State
February 18, 2006
Weariness won’t cut it as a reason for Kansas University’s late-season women’s basketball woes.
KU-MU Notebook
February 18, 2006
Official game time today is 2:50 p.m., five minutes later than on the official team schedule. CBS announcers Craig Bolerjack and Dan Bonner will work today’s game.
Hometown crowd adores figure skaters
February 18, 2006
This was exactly why Italy’s favorite ice dancers came out of retirement.
Around and About
February 18, 2006
Saturday Feb. 18, 2006
People in the news
February 18, 2006
Cowell describes relationship with ‘Idol’ winners as ‘tiny’
Horoscopes
February 18, 2006
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Society calendar
February 18, 2006
Sunday