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Kansas knocks off Baylor, 76-61
Jayhawks pick up 10th straight Big 12 win
February 21, 2006
Julian Wright’s career-high 20 points, helped Kansas claim its 17th straight 20-win season with a 76-61 victory over Baylor Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Three other Jayhawks — Brandon Rush (11), Darnell Jackson (11), and C.J. Giles (10) — reached double figures as Kansas (20-6, 11-2 Big 12) picked up its 10th straight conference victory.
Just desserts
If a plain white cake is just too vanilla for your taste, plenty of bakers are ready and willing to give this traditional wedding confection a redesign
February 21, 2006
If a plain white wedding cake isn’t the dessert of your dreams, ditch it. These days, at least when it comes to cakes, anything goes.
Balancing faiths
Choosing the religious aspects in an interfaith ceremony can be tricky for an already stressful event
February 21, 2006
The hard part was finding each other; the planning should be easy, right?
Merry maids
It’s easier than ever to keep bridesmaids looking good and feeling like an individual
February 21, 2006
Bridesmaids come in all shapes and sizes, and the good news is now their dresses now do, too.
Flower power
Ten tips for asking all the right questions and keeping your boquet beautiful
February 21, 2006
Picking your wedding flowers can be overwhelming, but before you toss your hands (or your bouquet, for that matter) in the air, take a peek at our experts’ Top 10 tips about choosing wedding blooms.
Ritual restyle
Try putting a few new twists on wedding traditions with these seven ideas from real weddings
February 21, 2006
With couples feeling more empowered to plan the perfect wedding and fewer weddings being strictly church-only, the wedding ceremony has itself evolved. There are more opportunities than ever to infuse your own creative touches, from the subtle to the silly.
Dressing up
Old and modern gowns provide variety for everyone as designers use new shapes to evoke traditional styles
February 21, 2006
This year’s wedding gown designs are as diverse as the brides who wear them. Designers are creating a variety of shapes, with everything from slim silhouettes to sophisticated trumpet skirts.
Ask Carley
February 21, 2006
The Knot.com co-founder and editor-in-chief, Carley Roney, answers modern wedding ettiquette questions
Band of gold, and silver, and platinum …
Popular new styles are blending new and old.
February 21, 2006
There are so many types of wedding bands out there, from traditional to ultramodern. Wondering which styles are the most popular and right for you? Check out these three trends.
Five Jayhawks inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
February 21, 2006
Former Kansas University basketball standouts Howard Engleman and Bill Hougland, ex-Jayhawk football All-American Bobby Douglass and former KU standout coaches Marian Washington and Jack Mitchell were among the 14 coaches and athletes named Monday as the Class of 2006 for induction into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.
Picture perfect
The big moment doesn’t have to become a fading memory. Here are some tips to remember when hunting for a photographer and videographer who fits you best.
February 21, 2006
Picture you and your fiance, standing before your nearest and dearest, exchanging heartfelt vows and then your first kiss as husband and wife. It’s the perfect moment, but it doesn’t have to be merely a memory. With your videographer recording the vows and your photographer snapping the kiss, you’re preserving a piece of personal history — for you, your loved ones and future generations to come.
Present and accounted for
Knowing the ins and outs of gift giving can be daunting for guests and attendants. The following guideline can help avoid buyer’s remorse.
February 21, 2006
Endless gatherings — engagement parties, bridal showers and bachelorette bashes — surround weddings and often demand offerings from guests. If this sounds overwhelming, take heart and read on. Here we have everything you need to know about what gifts and price ranges are best suited for which bridal bashes.
Party essentials
Planning the big day consists of more than the dress and jewelry. Here are nine key steps not ot be missed on your way to the altar.
February 21, 2006
You’ve had your perfect wedding planned since you were a kid, right? Sure, but chances are your daydreams didn’t involve vendor contracts, transportation and guest list disagreements. Those are all part of the planning process, so check out these nine tips for dealing with nitty-gritty planning details.
Lawrence-based soldier killed in Iraq
February 21, 2006
A Lawrence-based member of the Kansas National Guard was killed in a bomb attack in Iraq on Monday, officials said today.
Hawkins cited in accident
February 21, 2006
Lawrence Police cited Kansas University basketball player Jeff Hawkins for leaving the scene of an accident Sunday morning after he struck another car while trying to cut in line at a fast-food drive-through lane, according to a police report.
Legislators spar over KU cancer center
February 21, 2006
A proposal to help the Cancer Center at the Kansas University Medical Center gain national status was at the center of a legislative squabble today.
Breast-feeding rights bill sent to governor
February 21, 2006
A bill protecting a woman’s right to breastfeed in public was approved by the House today, sending the measure to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Temperatures on the rise today
Warming trend continues through week
08:24 a.m., February 21, 2006 Updated 12:11 p.m.
If you were shivering this morning, just wait - temperatures are on the way up this afternoon, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Magic Flute’ too overwhelming
February 21, 2006
Editor’s note: Laura Parkinson is part of Critic’s Corner, an arts criticism program at Lawrence High School. She’ll be offering a student perspective on several Lied Center productions this season.
Cheney resignation not likely
February 21, 2006
Few batted an eye when Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean said Vice President Dick Cheney should resign, since such personalization of political differences has become the way of Washington these days.
Are blacks at disadvantage when it comes to prosperity?
February 21, 2006
With the recent deaths of two great civil right leaders, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King, some in the black community have been bemoaning the economic state of black America.
Sounds of life revitalize effort to unearth Philippines school
February 21, 2006
Buoyed by the sound of tapping from deep beneath the mud, rescue crews continued to dig through more than 20 feet of mud to a buried school in hope of finding survivors three days after a massive landslide crushed this remote village.
Officer faces termination for lax inspection of van
Lapse in protocol cited as factor in prison escape
February 21, 2006
The first casualty in the aftermath of the Feb. 12 inmate escape from Lansing Correctional Facility may be a corrections officer.
Firm set to run ports has ties to administration
February 21, 2006
The firm that won Bush administration backing to run six U.S. ports has at least two ties to the White House.
KU housing director accepts position in Tennessee
February 21, 2006
Kansas University is losing its unofficial mayor.
The men behind the masks
February 21, 2006
LHS Lion chesty with pride, in spite of smelly costume and Firebird flaps up tradition at 9-year-old Free State.
Horoscopes
February 21, 2006
For Tuesday, Feb. 21
Polk Award winners announced
February 21, 2006
A reporter and photographer from the Chicago Tribune won the George Polk Award for International Reporting for exposing a human trafficking network that supplied cheap and sometimes forced labor to the rebuilding effort in Iraq.
Turin’s history by turns holy, hellish
Home of sacred shroud is steeped in black magic
February 21, 2006
The Gate to Hell is in the center of the city’s sewer system. Turin is one of three cities in the world forming a triangle of black magic. And Nostradamus once lived in the neighborhood.
U.S. issues blunt message on Iraqi government
Ambassador warns leaders to keep security forces out of hands of religious parties
February 21, 2006
The U.S. ambassador delivered a blunt warning to Iraqi leaders Monday that they risk losing American support unless they establish a national unity government with the police and the army out of the hands of religious parties.
Free State’s Ballard already ready to commit
February 21, 2006
Christian Ballard’s track times - relative to his stocky 6-foot-5, 265-pound body - had college football coaches clamoring for his attention a full year before the Class of 2007 signs letters of intent.
Random thoughts on trivia, criminals and the military
February 21, 2006
Random thoughts while feeling indignant - indignant! - that temperatures actually forced me to put on a heavy winter coat … in the middle of February:
Turin has turbulent, but rich, history
February 21, 2006
History has not always been kind to this rich outpost in northwest Italy.
Kansas City mayor boycotting prayer breakfast
February 21, 2006
Mayor Kay Barnes is boycotting an annual prayer breakfast for area leaders, citing remarks construction magnate Bill Dunn Sr. made in last year’s keynote speech.
Envoy also assails Iran’s role in Iraq
February 21, 2006
Iran is playing “a negative role” in Iraq by providing weapons, training and other support to militias and insurgent groups that interfere in Iraqi politics, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq said at a news conference on Monday.
OU hangs on - barely
February 21, 2006
Kevin Bookout didn’t even use his good hand to give No. 22 Oklahoma a 71-70 victory over Texas Tech.
Ahlen, Seahawks answer call
February 21, 2006
Down by seven points at halftime, Seabury Academy girls basketball coach Nick Taylor challenged his squad to step up in its Class 1A regional. It responded.
Motorcycle group shields mourners from protesters at military funerals
February 21, 2006
A veteran of Vietnam, Terry Houck was troubled by reports in a local newspaper that members of a Topeka church were protesting at the funerals of soldiers who were killed in Iraq.
Bush touts energy alternatives
February 21, 2006
Saying the nation is on the verge of technological breakthroughs that would “startle” most Americans, President Bush on Monday outlined his energy proposals to help wean the country off foreign oil.
School finance bill expected this week
February 21, 2006
A multiyear school finance plan probably will be unveiled this week, Republican legislative leaders said Monday.
Al-Qaida No. 2 boasts of brushes with death
February 21, 2006
Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man is boasting that he has dodged being captured or killed four times, and confirms one of his close calls came in a 2004 firefight with the Pakistani Army.
New evidence of oil boom is found in Ness County
February 21, 2006
An observer need only look at one number - 56 - to see evidence of a resurging oil boom here. That’s how many oil wells have been drilled in Ness County in the past two years alone.
Despite ratings, Games profitable
February 21, 2006
NBC Universal will make a profit of between $50 million and $75 million from the Winter Olympics in Italy despite its ratings troubles, network sports Chairman Dick Ebersol said Monday.
Health officials seek human cases of bird flu
February 21, 2006
Indian health officials went door-to-door Monday searching for people sickened by the deadly bird flu strain.
Texas task force prepares for next hurricane season
February 21, 2006
The next time a monster hurricane threatens, Texas will be ready. And the governor should be in charge of ordering evacuations, a task force says.
Two fundraising veterans to lead United Way efforts
February 21, 2006
Two fundraising veterans and members of multiple city and county boards will lead the United Way of Douglas County’s fundraising efforts this year, the organization announced Monday.
CEO resigns amid resume concerns
RadioShack seeks to restore credibility, names acting executive
February 21, 2006
RadioShack Corp.’s embattled president and CEO, David Edmondson, resigned Monday following questions about his resume’s accuracy.
Mizzou president orders new probe
Floyd wants independent look at Snyder’s resignation
February 21, 2006
University of Missouri President Dr. Elson Floyd ordered an independent investigation into the resignation of men’s basketball coach Quin Snyder on Monday.
Study abroad students take detour to Torino
Group from KU watches events, buys souvenirs
February 21, 2006
Those Dutch fans can be pretty gung-ho.
Church bombed in ‘63 designated a landmark
February 21, 2006
The church where four black girls died in a racist bombing in 1963 was designated as a national landmark Monday, with Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales recalling their memory amid a string of recent attacks against churches in Alabama.
Hamas formally names choice for new leader
February 21, 2006
Hamas presented a pragmatic former university administrator as its choice for Palestinian prime minister Monday and the Islamic militant group reached out to Fatah and other factions to join a broad-based Cabinet that might stand a chance of gaining international approval.
Henrickson reinstates junior guard Mosley
February 21, 2006
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson said Monday she had reinstated junior guard Shaquina Mosley to the squad.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 21, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 21, 1906: “Col. S.J. Churchill of this city has been appointed assistant inspector general on the staff of Commander-in-Chief James Tanner of the national G.A.R. : The Topeka Capital is roaring because the Schlitz Brewing Co. seems to own the Shawnee County Republican Party. :
Militants launch new attack on oil industry
February 21, 2006
Militants holding nine foreigners hostage launched attacks Monday on a pipeline and a boat in Nigeria’s swampy delta region, vowing to spread their campaign across the petroleum-rich south from where most of the African oil giant’s crude is pumped.
Workers recognized for hurricane relief
February 21, 2006
Douglas County employees and volunteers received special recognition Monday for their work last year in Gulf Coast states hit by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Old Home Town- 25 years ago
February 21, 2006
Despite a planning staff recommendation to deny rezoning for a regional shopping mall in southwest Lawrence, a spokesman for the mall developer said the mall would help the city and its shoppers. Support for the mall rezoning came form Don Jones, a representative of Jacobs, Visconsi, Jacobs of Cleveland. Jones and other members of the firm were to get a chance to present their case when the city-county planning commission considered the rezoning request at a special public hearing.
Election chief flees after receiving threats
February 21, 2006
The head of Haiti’s electoral council fled the country after opponents threatened his life and burned down his farmhouse nearly two weeks after disputed elections, an official said Monday.
On the money
February 21, 2006
A diverse mix of investments lies at the heart of a good financial plan. And bonds represent one of the cornerstones of a balanced portfolio.
Former Clinton aide Eli Segal dies at 63
February 21, 2006
Eli J. Segal, who headed President Clinton’s national service program after serving as his 1992 campaign chief of staff, died on Monday, his family said. He was 63.
Iran backs calls for end to violence over prophet cartoons
February 21, 2006
Iran backed calls from other Muslim and world leaders Monday for an end to violent protests over the Prophet Muhammad cartoons, urging calm after weeks of demonstrations that have left at least 45 people dead in the Muslim world.
Highway Patrol seeks input on stun guns
February 21, 2006
State troopers may soon be carrying stun guns - but not before the public has a chance to weigh in on the subject.
Magazine to feature article on Mirecki
February 21, 2006
Kansas University Professor Paul Mirecki continues to make headlines months after he first proposed teaching a religious studies course on intelligent design.
KU forum to discuss prophet cartoon riots
February 21, 2006
Kansas University will host a forum to discuss the international protests and violence sparked by the publication of cartoons in Danish media depicting the Prophet Mohammed from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Gridiron Room of the Burge Union on KU’s campus.
In the Halls: What is your favorite mascot?
February 21, 2006
“The KU Jayhawk, because that’s what I grew up with.”
Crime revisited
February 21, 2006
To the editor:
Campaign managers to speak at KU
February 21, 2006
The presidential campaign managers for Sens. John Kerry and Elizabeth Dole will discuss how America will elect its first female commander-in-chief to close Kansas University’s Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics’ 2006 Presidential Lecture Series on “The First Woman President.”
Leo Center gathering hurricane cleanup crew
February 21, 2006
The Leo Center is putting together a crew to help with post-Hurricane Katrina cleanup efforts in New Orleans. Plans call for the group leaving March 18, returning March 25.
Small fire at church causes little damage
February 21, 2006
Authorities say it’s not likely that a minor fire at Chapman’s Chapel in Glencoe is linked to a string of suspected arsons that have damaged or destroyed 10 Alabama churches.
Elderly tax relief
February 21, 2006
To the editor:
Straight shooter?
February 21, 2006
To the editor:
Quit whining
February 21, 2006
To the editor:
On the record
February 21, 2006
Law enforcement report
Tale of the tape
February 21, 2006
Jayhawks (19-6, 10-2)
Hearing on new codes set for Wednesday
February 21, 2006
A set of new codes that will guide development for years to come is up for preliminary approval by Lawrence-Douglas County Planning commissioners Wednesday night.
Kenny Altman
February 21, 2006
Kenny Altman, Free State, Jr. - Boys bowling
Sale of U.S. ports poses risk
February 21, 2006
On Sunday, the Australian government issued the following alert to its citizens: “We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in the United Arab Emirates because of the high threat of terrorist attack. We continue to receive reports that terrorists are planning attacks against Western interests in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Commercial and public areas frequented by foreigners are possible terrorist targets.”
Closing open lunch won’t solve schools’ most serious problems
February 21, 2006
Dear Dr. Wes and Marissa: I found “High school lunch trips raise concern” (Feb. 15, Journal-World) very disturbing. As a parent of high school students, I can tell you that while “racing back to school” after lunch may be a legitimate concern, there is an equally serious problem that threatens the safety of our children during the open lunch hour.
Earhart play may serve as inspiration
February 21, 2006
Amelia Earhart is an elusive, inspiring and partly tragic figure. She was a daredevil, a pioneering aviatrix, a stubborn woman who wanted to live life to its fullest, and representative of that breed of women who push society forward just by being themselves.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
February 21, 2006
The residence of James W. Black at 425 Neb. sustained about $56,000 in damage in a fire that broke out while all the Black family members were in Hutchinson.
New York’s Met agrees to give up looted antiquities
February 21, 2006
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art agreed Monday to return antiquities Italy says were looted in exchange for long-term loans of other artifacts - a precedent archaeologists hope will prompt museums to change their acquisition policies.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
February 21, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.07 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Scientists dig into minuscule pile of 4.5 billion-year-old comet dust
February 21, 2006
Scientists said Monday they have begun slicing and dicing the first of hundreds of microscopic specks of comet dust, virtually unchanged since the birth of the solar system, that a NASA spacecraft successfully returned to Earth in late January.
Senate committee endorses punishments for animal cruelty
February 21, 2006
People who intentionally kill, maim or torture animals would face jail time and the stigma of a felony record under a bill endorsed Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Iran, Russia nuclear talks go nowhere
February 21, 2006
Iran and Russia launched talks Monday on the Kremlin’s offer to enrich uranium in Russia - seen as a last chance for Tehran to stave off international sanctions - but the day of discussions ended without any apparent breakthrough.
Historian sentenced for denying Holocaust
February 21, 2006
Right-wing British historian David Irving was sentenced to three years in prison Monday after admitting to an Austrian court that he denied the Holocaust - a crime in the country where Hitler was born.
Boston Legal’ tends toward overindulgence
February 21, 2006
Tom Selleck guest stars on an episode of “Boston Legal” (9 p.m., ABC) that includes all of the cute and “touching” tricks and comedic quirks that viewers of “LA Law,” “Ally McBeal” and “The Practice” have come to expect from writer/producer David E. Kelley over the years.
Giving up rights for safety not a good trade
February 21, 2006
“The enemies of freedom will be defeated.” - President George W. Bush, 2005
Shrubbery at accident site still obstructing drivers’ view
February 21, 2006
Three weeks after 6-year-old Bryce Olsen was struck and killed by a minivan, a bush that obscured the driver’s view remains untrimmed.
La. governor unveils reconstruction plans
February 21, 2006
Gov. Kathleen Blanco outlined a $7.5 billion rebuilding, relocation and buyout plan Monday for thousands of residents whose homes remain damaged or destroyed after last year’s hurricanes.
Search continues at Mexican mine
February 21, 2006
Mexican crews tunneled feverishly Monday through dirt and rock to reach 65 coal miners trapped by a gas explosion 600 feet underground. Relatives grew increasingly desperate after nightfall with no word of their loved ones.
Donation to aid pet rescues
Veterinarian provides oxygen masks for fire crews
February 21, 2006
The patient is lying there, suffering from smoke inhalation after being carried out of the burning building. The firefighters are forced to awkwardly try to get fresh air into the victim’s lungs because the oxygen mask won’t properly fit around the mouth.
County proposes raising rent fees
Event organizer says vendors likely to take brunt of increased costs
February 21, 2006
The cost of renting some buildings and facilities at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds will double if new fees are approved next month by county commissioners.
U.S. ice-dances to rare medal
Belbin-Agosto mine silver; women’s hockey third
February 21, 2006
Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto were still on the ice long after getting their silver medals. They posed for pictures, clowned for the crowd, waved the flag and tried to thank every fan who showed up to cheer them.
First year bodes well for Eagles
February 21, 2006
With just one senior on his roster and one season of junior-varsity competition on his players’ resume, Kevin Shelton understandably was apprehensive before Veritas Christian launched its inaugural varsity girls basketball campaign in November.
Bonds skips voluntary reporting date
Giants slugger says he needs extra time to straighten out ‘personal stuff’
February 21, 2006
One day after contradicting reports that Barry Bonds either was ready to retire after the season or set to play 10 more years, the San Francisco star did not show up Monday on the voluntary reporting date for Giants players.
Cafeteria monitor allows parents to watch what their children eat
February 21, 2006
A student slides a tray toward the cafeteria cash register with a healthy selection: a pint of milk, green beans, whipped sweet potatoes and chicken nuggets - baked, not fried. But then he adds a fudge brownie.
Wants and needs
Lawrence residents want many things for their community, but city officials must balance those wants against the need to meet basic city needs.
February 21, 2006
Local officials are facing some difficult decisions as they seek to set their funding priorities.
KU’s higher ranking ‘good sign’
Jayhawks up to No. 16; Jackson feeling better
February 21, 2006
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team jumped to No. 16 in the Associated Press rankings and No. 18 in the USA Today/ESPN poll Monday, up from 22 in both polls last week.
KU profs support evolution skepticism
Three faculty members sign petition voicing need to question theory
February 21, 2006
Three KU Medical Center doctors are among more than 500 doctorate holders who have signed a petition voicing skepticism of evolution.
Companies jump on space bandwagon
Falling prices for funeral, tourism services boost appeal
February 21, 2006
Scotty will be blasted into space - not beamed up - and Gordo is returning for his third flight.
Duke back to No. 1; Jayhawks at No. 16
February 21, 2006
Duke moved back to No. 1 in the Associated Press’ college basketball poll Monday, replacing the only other team to hold the top spot this season.
Valuable’ cancer researcher to leave university
February 21, 2006
Longtime Kansas University faculty member Gunda Georg - a poster child for KU’s cancer research efforts - is leaving her post to join the University of Minnesota.
Business schools facing shortage of doctoral faculty
February 21, 2006
Business schools are getting a lesson in supply and demand when it comes to teachers.
Ethics Commission investigating Kline mailing
February 21, 2006
The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission is investigating a fundraising solicitation by Atty. Gen. Phill Kline, it was confirmed Monday.
Habitat groundbreaking honors longtime volunteer
February 21, 2006
Jean Lilley stood by the barren plot of land in the 800 block of Walnut Street on Monday, waiting to scoop dirt from what could soon become the foundation of a dream come true.
Tiffany Demaline
Lawrence High sophomore bowler hopes again to strike gold at state
February 21, 2006
“Alley rat” probably isn’t high on a list of terms of endearment for most teenage girls.
World Company Web sites receive national awards
February 21, 2006
Two World Company Web sites have been singled out as the best in the nation.
In the know with ‘Zo
Ex-Jayhawk Jamison enjoying new gig as Mill Valley aide
February 21, 2006
Kids these days. They’re all about snowboarding, iPods and the newest edition of Grand Theft Auto.
Baylor mired in tough situation
February 21, 2006
Baylor University’s basketball team opened its 2005-06 season Oct. 15, just like everybody else.
Woodling: Redick rancid vs. KU
February 21, 2006
Statistics can be like icebergs. They can tell you only the tip of the story.
Lawrence Datebook
February 21, 2006
Today: 2-21-06
People in the news
February 21, 2006
‘Eight Below’ emerges on top