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Arrest made in connection with downtown shooting
February 22, 2006
Lawrence Police detectives arrested an 18-year-old Topeka man late Wednesday in connection with an after-hours shooting outside of a downtown nightclub Feb. 5.
KU’s spring enrollment figures released
February 22, 2006
Kansas University’s spring enrollment increased by about 100 students over last spring, according to figures released today.
Chat with Randy Weseman, superintendent of Lawrence’s public schools
February 22, 2006
Superintendent Weseman discussed school finance, truancy, and teacher salaries.
Boardwalk fire hearing gets under way
Preliminary hearing for Jason A. Rose expected to last 3 days
February 22, 2006
Testimony is under way this morning in the preliminary hearing for the 20-year-old Lawrence man charged with setting a deadly fire at Boardwalk Apartments.
Broken waterline blocks east Lawrence street
February 22, 2006
A broken waterline at the intersection of Miller Drive and Maple Lane in east Lawrence will keep Maple Lane closed for much of the day, city utility officials said this morning.
Cold start to Washington’s birthday
Temperatures climbing this afternoon
08:21 a.m., February 22, 2006 Updated 12:17 p.m.
It was a cold start this morning. But temperatures are climbing into the mid 50s today, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
3 indicted for plotting to attack U.S. troops
February 22, 2006
Three Muslim men from the Middle East have been charged with plotting terrorist attacks against U.S. and coalition troops in Iraq and other countries.
Governor undergoes new round of surgery
February 22, 2006
Gov. George Pataki, showing no improvement five days after surgeons removed his appendix, was transferred Tuesday to a New York City hospital and underwent another operation.
Medicare to pay for more obesity surgery
February 22, 2006
Medicare on Tuesday approved three types of stomach-shrinking surgery for obese patients who also suffer from other serious health problems such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
Psychics join search for missing show dog
February 22, 2006
The case of the wandering whippet has strayed into the occult. Vivi’s co-owner says 12 psychics are helping the search for the award-winning pooch.
Justices divided on defense of Clean Water Act
February 22, 2006
The Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, gave a skeptical hearing Tuesday to the government’s contention that it has broad powers to block development on private wetlands that are far from rivers or bays.
Ravens protected from bird flu
February 22, 2006
For 350 years, six coal-black ravens have wandered freely around the Tower of London’s inner courtyard as cawing barometers of the monarchy’s vitality. If the ravens ever die or leave the tower, the legend goes, the tower and the kingdom will fall.
Egypt urges world to be patient with Hamas
February 22, 2006
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday began a campaign to forge a united front against Hamas, but Egypt broke ranks and said it opposed isolating the militant Islamist group that won control of the Palestinian government last month.
Ex-Jayhawks lead inductees
Engleman, Hougland, Douglass, Washington, Mitchell in 2006 class
February 22, 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.
Jayhawks, Raiders playing for postseason
February 22, 2006
Texas Tech is clinging to hopes of an at-large NCAA Tournament bid. Kansas University would love to play in the postseason, too.
House panel to unveil school finance bill today
February 22, 2006
With the Legislature halfway through its 2006 session, House members plan to unveil a school finance bill that would phase in a funding increase of about $500 million over three years.
Osawatomie officials ask state for land
February 22, 2006
Officials from Osawatomie asked the Legislature to transfer to the city nearly 400 acres currently held by the state as part of Osawatomie State Hospital.
Keegan: Giles gets it: D key
February 22, 2006
In the depths of a midseason slump, Kansas University sophomore C.J. Giles cleared his head and embraced a mantra he repeated over and over to himself and anyone who cared to listen: “Focus on defense, and the offense will come.”
Cows come home safely after early morning romp downtown
February 22, 2006
A Douglas County family is recuperating from an emergency cattle roundup early Sunday in downtown Lawrence.
Teams not sure they’re digging at actual site of buried school
February 22, 2006
The U.S. Marines dug 10 feet down, then 20, but the mud began collapsing just as they tried to use their shovels to widen the little hole.
More charges filed in Boardwalk fire
February 22, 2006
A Lawrence man charged with killing three people in a fire at Boardwalk Apartments now faces additional charges related to injuries suffered by the fire’s survivors.
Senate panel moves quickly on child passenger safety bills
February 22, 2006
Bills to punish parents who don’t put their young children in booster seats or who leave them alone in vehicles moved through a Senate committee Tuesday, a week after the House approved them.
Health spending expected to double in 10 years
February 22, 2006
National health care spending will double to $4 trillion a year over the next decade, outpacing the growth of wages, inflation and the U.S. economy as a whole, according to new government projections released Tuesday.
Davis, Hedrick trade shots
February 22, 2006
Shani Davis got the better of Chad Hedrick, though it wasn’t good enough for gold. Then they both took the Olympics’ hottest rivalry to a whole new level.
Private health information becoming more public
February 22, 2006
Chances are that, in the last few years, you’ve been asked to endorse dozens of so-called privacy agreements while sitting in doctors’ waiting rooms. Under the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), health care providers have the right to share your data for several purposes, including your treatment, to process billing and to respond to requests from public-health authorities, law enforcement and your employer, if you were hurt at work.
Pickup crash kills 3, injures 13
February 22, 2006
A small pickup truck carrying 19 illegal Mexican immigrants crashed on U.S. 56 in southwest Kansas, killing three and injuring 16 people, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
Commoditites
February 22, 2006
On the record
February 22, 2006
South defeats Miege to advance to fifth-place game
February 22, 2006
Bishop Miege fought to tie the game at 40 points with 3:27 left. South responded and would allow Miege to score only one more point the rest of the game. Free-throw shooting down the stretch gave South the 49-41 victory.
People in the news
February 22, 2006
¢ Street renamed for Jennings ¢ Ambassador to animals ¢ No more free laughs
Better late than never as Yellow Jackets enjoy first victory of season
February 22, 2006
A fourth- and fifth-grade defensive battle ended in the Yellow Jackets favor Feb. 14 at Holcom Park Center. They secured their first victory of the season 22-15 after holding the Ducks to just six points in the first half.
Shooters beat Cubs to stay undefeated
February 22, 2006
The Parks and Recreation Futsal league Rec Girls division Shooters and Cubs got in some good soccer on Saturday at the East Lawrence Center. The Shooters used some of their skilled players to gain the edge over the Cubs and take home the 3-1 victory.
Middle class trend
February 22, 2006
To the editor: Almost every morning I find in this space another letter expressing outrage about President Bush.
Taser company developing shocking shotgun shells
February 22, 2006
The nation’s largest stun-gun manufacturer is working on a new way to deliver electricity to the human body: through 12-gauge shotgun shells.
Worst days
February 22, 2006
To the editor: Dick Cheney says the accidental shooting of someone he describes as an acquaintance made for one of the worst days of his life, and that the image of the man falling to the ground is something he will never be able to get out of his mind.
Co-workers revive greek sisterhood
February 22, 2006
They worked within feet of one another never knowing they were sisters - until one recent day.
Misery continues as A&M tops MU
February 22, 2006
Kalen Grimes snatched the rebound, and the 6-foot-8 sophomore went up for the uncontested dunk that might have put the exclamation point on a Missouri upset.
Davis’ 10-point spurt secures Southwest title
February 22, 2006
After defeating the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints, 62-42, in the Warhawk Invitational on Thursday, Southwest ninth-grader Bobby Davis couldn’t wipe the smile off his face.
Lawrence datebook
February 22, 2006
Aquinas stops West from reaching Warhawk finals
February 22, 2006
West kept it within four points at the start of the final period, but when Grahm Saunders and Jake Miller fouled out Aquinas took advantage. Aquinas sank 12-17 free throws and pushed their eventual game winning lead to nine points. With the win Aquinas advanced to the championship round and West dropped to the third-place game.
Muslim law
February 22, 2006
To the editor: It has been reported that the objectionable cartoons that have sparked this worldwide rioting by Muslims were fabricated by a Muslim cleric living in Denmark.
Highlights from the Kansas Legislature
February 22, 2006
Highlights of Tuesday’s activities at the Kansas Legislature.
Louisville loses Padgett for season
Transfer from Kansas to undergo knee surgery
February 22, 2006
Louisville center David Padgett will miss the rest of the season because of an injured left knee and is expected to be ready to play next fall.
West avenges loss with big win, places third
February 22, 2006
A strong defense and an unbeatable offense put West 30 points above Central as they finished the game, 77-47, with West taking the third place plaque in the Warhawk Invitational.
Sooners still perfect
February 22, 2006
Sherri Coale doesn’t mind the talk about whether her team can go through the Big 12 Conference season undefeated.
Semiautomatic rifle seized in downtown lot
February 22, 2006
Lawrence Police seized a semiautomatic rifle and ammunition from a vehicle in a downtown parking lot late last week after a passer-by spotted it in the vehicle’s open trunk.
Prosecutors appeal historian’s sentence
February 22, 2006
Austrian prosecutors appealed a three-year prison sentence for right-wing British historian David Irving, saying Tuesday the punishment was too soft for his strident denial of the Holocaust.
Kansas Speedway gains bank sponsor
February 22, 2006
Bank of America Corp. announced Tuesday that it had reached a new five-year agreement with International Speedway Corp. to sponsor four race tracks, including Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.
District judge dies
February 22, 2006
For most of his life, Jules Doty Jr. knew nothing but service - whether in the U.S. Army during World War II, or in government offices across Kansas.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
February 22, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 22, 1906: “Mrs. A.W. Lamb had her left hand badly burned this morning fighting a fire that started in her home with the explosion of liquid stove polish with which she was working. She kept her head and quickly put out the fire before it could spread but she received painful burns.”
Haiti’s ousted president wants to return home
February 22, 2006
Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the Haitian leader ousted two years ago in a bloody coup, said Tuesday he wants to return home from his exile in South Africa following his former protege’s recent election as president.
Homicide charge filed in toilet paper dispute
February 22, 2006
It is really frustrating when there’s no toilet paper, but … a man is accused of fatally beating his roommate to death with a sledgehammer because of it.
Powerball winner to be revealed today
February 22, 2006
Nebraska Lottery officials say the winner - or winners - of the record $365 million Powerball jackpot will be revealed today.
Wal-Mart profits up
February 22, 2006
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 13.4 percent increase in fourth-quarter profits that beat Wall Street estimates, but the world’s largest retailer also offered a cautious - and disappointing - profit outlook Tuesday as it struggles with higher interest expenses resulting from international acquisitions.
Helicopter assists police during patrols
February 22, 2006
The whirring sound Lawrence residents may have heard during the weekend was the sound of a helicopter called in to assist with a special “saturation patrol,” police said Tuesday.
Weseman to answer questions online
February 22, 2006
You can ask him a question - and you won’t even have to raise your hand.
Breast-feeding bill goes to Sebelius
February 22, 2006
A signature from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is all that is needed to put into law the right of women to breast-feed their babies in public.
Tigers’ second-quarter burst leads to win
February 22, 2006
The sixth- and seventh-grade Tigers worked themselves out of a first quarter slump on Feb. 13 at the East Lawrence Center. The Tigers had a stagnant first quarter and didn’t score a point against the Razorbacks, until they burst open the score in the second quarter to capture the 27-20 victory.
Spartans break Horned Frogs’ hearts
February 22, 2006
Valentine’s Day saw two of the most aggressive fourth- and fifth-grade Hoopster teams trying to romance a win to advance to the championship game. The Horned Frogs and Spartans kept the boards on fire in a back-and-forth game, until the Spartans broke the Horned Frogs’ hearts with a 33-23 win.
China embracing free-market system
February 22, 2006
That the Chinese support the free-market economic system to a greater extent than people in other countries, according to a new poll by GlobeScan, would come as no surprise to anyone who has visited their country of late.
Is White House out of touch?
February 22, 2006
The Bush administration is constantly telling us that it can’t tell us too much, for fear of chilling debate among the president and his top advisers. This argument would be a lot more persuasive if - on the rare occasions the public is permitted a peek behind the White House curtain - there were more evidence of something to chill.
Daily ticker
February 22, 2006
Alito could be tie-breaking vote in looming abortion showdown
February 22, 2006
The Supreme Court said Tuesday it would consider reinstating a federal ban on what opponents call partial-birth abortion, pulling the contentious issue back to the high court on conservative Justice Samuel Alito’s first day.
Medical objections postpone Calif. execution indefinitely
February 22, 2006
State officials on Tuesday postponed indefinitely the execution of a condemned killer, saying they would be unable to comply with a judge’s order that a medical professional administer the lethal injection.
Debris from explosion slows passage through coal mine
February 22, 2006
Rescue workers searching for 65 coal miners trapped beneath the desert scrub of northern Mexico made excruciatingly slow progress Tuesday, working with picks and shovels as anguished relatives threatened to rush past soldiers guarding the pit.
Bud adds Grolsch
February 22, 2006
The King of Beer is going upscale.
War crimes fugitive reportedly located
Sources say Bosnian commander found, surrender pending
February 22, 2006
Gen. Ratko Mladic, the fugitive Bosnian Serb commander accused of orchestrating Europe’s worst massacre of civilians since World War II, has been located in Serbia, and authorities are negotiating his surrender, security officials said Tuesday.
Boston OKs Ramirez’s late arrival
Bonds a no-show for San Francisco’s first voluntary full-team workout
February 22, 2006
After asking Boston to trade him during the offseason, Manny Ramirez was given permission by the Red Sox to report to spring training on March 1, six days after the club’s first full-squad workout and one day after major league baseball’s mandatory reporting date.
Bush vows veto to defend port plan
February 22, 2006
President Bush on Tuesday strongly defended an Arab company’s attempt to take over the operation of seaports in Baltimore and five other cities, threatening a veto if Congress tries to kill a deal his administration has blessed.
Group aims to honor Underground Railroad site
Proposals for fire station redevelopment include museum preserving barn’s history
February 22, 2006
Long before the city turned the old stone barn in south Lawrence into Fire Station No. 4, it served as a way station on the Underground Railroad, a rest stop for former slaves fleeing north to Canada.
Southwest Bulldogs have ‘fun’ on court in the 57-41 victory over Mustangs
February 22, 2006
After winning on their home floor a week ago, Southwest faced Central again, this time in the semifinals of the Warhawk Invitational. Wednesday’s game mirrored the previous one in nearly all ways. Central jumped to an early lead and Southwest came back to win big, 57-41, and advance to the finals of the tournament.
City parks plan wins approval
Amyx voices concerns about growing list of needed improvements
February 22, 2006
Four new parks and major improvements to an existing one are on the way for Lawrence residents, despite growing concerns about city streets, sewers and other infrastructure.
Hawkins sits 1 game
Cited by police, senior suspended
February 22, 2006
Kansas University guard Jeff Hawkins, who was cited by Lawrence Police 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, was handed a one-game suspension by coach Bill Self and served it Tuesday night against Baylor.
Cancer Center funds in crosshairs
House committee vote reveals divide over higher ed spending
February 22, 2006
A group of Republican legislators Tuesday sought to delay a proposed $5 million grant designated to help efforts at the Kansas University Cancer Center gain national recognition.
Committee considers limits on signs for adult businesses
February 22, 2006
The way Sen. Tim Huelskamp sees it, families should be able to drive down Kansas roadways, enjoy the beauty of the state and not have to look at advertisements for sexually oriented businesses.
Southwest crushes Aquinas for Warhawk title
February 22, 2006
The road to the Warhawk ninth-grade basketball championship was a long one for Southwest Junior High. The last two seasons the Bulldogs failed to win the title over home-court favorite West. This year though the scales finally tipped in the Bulldogs favor as Southwest made it through the three-day elimination tournament unscathed and secured the championship Thursday with a 62-42 victory over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints.
South relies on big men to get tourney win
February 22, 2006
Ninth-grade Lawrence South battled hard on Thursday afternoon to keep the fifth-place title in the Warhawk Invitational Tournament from going to an out-of-town team. After losing their first-round game, the Cougars caught fire to win their next game before taking down the Shawnee Mission South Raiders, 57-31, to take home the fifth-place plaque.
Flipping over flapjacks
Fun facts about short stacks
February 22, 2006
Erica Price has no flapjack festivities planned for Tuesday. “We don’t usually give out presents,” she says. But that doesn’t mean she’s oblivious to the fact that Tuesday is National Pancake Day.
Baldwin boys clamp down on Eudora; Tongie boys break through
February 22, 2006
Sam Scott led a Baldwin defense that held Eudora’s Rodney Spillman to nine points in the Bulldogs’ 59-50 victory over their Frontier League rival Tuesday night.
Prepare refrigerated foods with a little common sense
February 22, 2006
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause a serious infection in humans called listeriosis, which results in an estimated 2,500 serious illnesses and 500 deaths each year.
Educators take note of music programs
Competition invitations set school district apart as ‘best in state’
February 22, 2006
When it comes to sending young music students to the state’s most prestigious competition, no place tops Lawrence.
As usual, Lion girls consistent
February 22, 2006
The Lawrence High boys and girls bowling squads got in one last dual Tuesday at Royal Crest Lanes, facing Olathe East before the Lions play host to regionals Saturday at the same alley.
Guardsman in Lawrence company killed in Iraq
February 22, 2006
A Lawrence-based member of the Kansas National Guard was killed in a bomb attack in Iraq on Monday, officials said Tuesday.
Food safety at root of K-State institute
February 22, 2006
In the post-Sept. 11 world, concern about maintaining a safe food supply has been a top priority for many, especially in agricultural states such as Kansas that help feed the world.
Committee endorses funeral picketing bill
February 22, 2006
Picketing and protesting at funerals would be restricted under a bill reworked by a Senate committee to overcome concerns about encroaching on freedom of speech.
City to organize ‘sewer summit’
February 22, 2006
City commissioners have ordered a “sewer summit” to ensure that planners, developers and everyone fully understand the concerns surrounding the city’s sewer system.
Firebirds earn satisfying sweep
February 22, 2006
With just seven victories to his credit as Free State High’s rookie boys basketball coach, Chuck Law gladly will pad that total any way possible.
Comedian prepares for ‘ultimate stage’
Jon Stewart joins elite ‘club’ as Oscars host
February 22, 2006
Jon Stewart just won the Heisman - the comedians’ version.
Task force working to develop new classified research policy
February 22, 2006
Economic development. Discrimination. Access to cutting-edge research.
Notebook
February 22, 2006
Kansas University reserve guard Jeremy Case, who learned at shootaround Tuesday that senior guard Jeff Hawkins would miss the game, said he was ready for extended minutes.
Carter on the money
Nets forward goes off in second half
February 22, 2006
After outscoring Vince Carter by a point in the first half, Richard Jefferson joked that maybe the two should swap paychecks.
Takin’ care of business
Lethargic KU victory sets up showdown
February 22, 2006
The 1,000 or so Kansas University students who decided to skip Tuesday’s KU-Baylor basketball game obviously had their minds on Texas.
Healthy foods no longer sitting on sideline
February 22, 2006
During the past few years, many large supermarkets in the heartland have aggressively been mainstreaming organic produce and expanding the shelving devoted to packaged foods made from organic ingredients.
Bomb killing 22 is Baghdad’s deadliest attack in month
February 22, 2006
A car bomb exploded Tuesday on a street packed with shoppers in a Shiite area of Baghdad, killing 22 people and wounding 28, police said. It was the deadliest bomb attack in the Iraqi capital in a month.
Lawrence cyclist 53rd at Tour of California
February 22, 2006
Lawrence’s Brian Jensen, making his pro cycling debut in the Tour of California, moved up to 53rd place in the overall standings after Tuesday’s Stage 2.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
February 22, 2006
Robert Ramsbottom and Larry Wilson, both of Eudora, were selected for the 1966 edition of Outstanding Young Men of America.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
February 22, 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.
Cohen claims lead after short program
February 22, 2006
Sasha Cohen saved the best for last. And boy was it good.
Judge Sebelius joins Jayni to make Beef Burgundy
February 22, 2006
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week as Judge Gary Sebelius helps prepare Beef Burgundy.
Harvard president plans to resign
February 22, 2006
Lawrence H. Summers ended his tumultuous stint as Harvard University president Tuesday, choosing to resign June 30 rather than fight with a faculty angered by his management style and comments that innate ability may explain why few women reach top science posts.
Musicians turn ‘Fantasy’ into reality
February 22, 2006
Some go to summer camp for the fresh air. But where do air guitarists go? Why, to “Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp” (8 p.m., TLC), of course. Musicians with varying degrees of talent get to practice under the tutelage of Jon Anderson, Dickey Betts, Colin Hay, Nils Lofgren, Bret Michaels, Jane Wiedlin and others. After a “battle of the bands” summer-camp experience, they get to perform live onstage at the House of Blues with Roger Daltrey as their front man.<
Major KU loss
The departure of a faculty member who is a leader in the field of medicinal chemistry is a big loss for Kansas University.
February 22, 2006
Kansas University has lost the services of a truly distinguished faculty member. Gunda Georg, a University Distinguished Professor in the department of medicinal chemistry, is leaving KU to chair the department of medicinal chemistry at the University of Minnesota.
Committee shoots down one open records bill, endorses another
February 22, 2006
Legislation to make sworn statements used to obtain arrest warrants open to public scrutiny was shot down by the House Governmental Organization and Election Committee, but an open meetings bill did win the panel’s favor Tuesday.
Museum director sues KU for firing
Ex-Spencer leader alleges policy breach
February 22, 2006
Kansas University officials violated policy by firing the former director of the Spencer Museum of Art after a prescribed date, according to a lawsuit filed in Douglas County District Court.
Unrelated irritations aired
February 22, 2006
Today I want to discuss a few, unrelated issues, unrelated except to the extent that I find them irritating.
LHS girls enjoy Senior Night
Bird, Lions drop SM North; LHS boys stumble
February 22, 2006
Kayla Nolte must have been Lawrence High’s happiest high school senior Tuesday night.
Survey compares paychecks
February 22, 2006
Business owners, hiring professionals and job seekers can compare wages from more than 600 occupations in Lawrence and the state.
Threes fall, so do Bears
February 22, 2006
The Baylor University men’s basketball team scorched the nets from long range Tuesday in a 76-61 loss to Kansas University.
Irish fight, but fall to Huskies
February 22, 2006
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun had that sick feeling in his gut.
Horoscopes
February 22, 2006
For Wednesday, Feb. 22