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UT blows out KU, 80-55
Horns end KU’s win streak, tie atop Big 12
February 25, 2006
Tonight two teams will walk into the Erwin Center in Austin, Texas as co-leaders atop the conference standings — both only one team with leave with the Big 12 lead. “I think it will be a fun game. It’s on College GameDay, so a lot of people will be watching. I came to college to play against top competition, to play in games like this,” said KU’s Brandon Rush.
KU women defeat Mizzou in OT
Hallman scores career-high 29 to lead Jayhawks
February 25, 2006
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team defeated Border Showdown rival Missouri, 81-71, in overtime Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Missouri sank three free throws to tie the game at 64-64 near the end of regulation, but the Jayhawks (16-10, 5-10 Big 12) scored the first eight points in the extra frame to seal the victory.
Kingsley, Bening star in ‘Mrs. Harris’
February 25, 2006
Nothing sells newspapers like a juicy murder story, particularly one with “high society” overtones. “Mrs. Harris” (7 p.m. today, HBO) recalls the story of Jean Harris (Annette Bening), a prim Philadelphia prep-school head mistress who in 1980 murdered her longtime lover, Herman “Hy” Tarnower, a famous physician and the author of the best-selling book “The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet.”
Actor trades movie scripts for guitars
February 25, 2006
This just might be the role actor John Corbett was born to play.
New Orleans gives assurances it can hold safe Mardi Gras
February 25, 2006
Anne Greenfield, her husband and their children, ages 9 and 11, will come to New Orleans for Mardi Gras after all. So will some of the couple’s friends. But for a while, they hesitated because of the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
Oklahoma’ still doin’ fine
February 25, 2006
There are several reasons Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma” continues to be so popular, including the beauty and genius of the songwriting and its quintessentially American character. Like “The Music Man,” “Oklahoma” depicts an America that has a small connection to historical reality but a large connection to social ideals about character, honesty, hard work and family. It’s also a ripping good show full of great tunes and clearly defined good and bad characters.
Feds mull limitations for drug plan offerings
February 25, 2006
After promoting the choices available to the elderly and disabled for Medicare drug coverage, the Bush administration is considering limiting those options.
The curse of school finance
House speaker, schools attorney spar publicly in war of PG-13 words
February 25, 2006
The normally staid House Speaker Doug Mays sounded like he was auditioning for an HBO special on Friday.
KU-Texas battle has Austin rocking
February 25, 2006
Dick Vitale and the ESPN GameDay crew are in town.
Horoscopes
February 25, 2006
For Saturday, Feb. 25
Doping-raid tests come up negative
February 25, 2006
The Austrians’ drug tests were negative. The doping probe is just beginning.
No charges to be filed in 2-year-old’s death
February 25, 2006
The Jefferson County attorney will not file any charges related to a Feb.14 accident in an Ozawkie parking lot that killed a 2-year-old, a Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman said.
Liberal message
February 25, 2006
To the editor:
Radio program to honor Scotty Harjo
February 25, 2006
A radio program will pay tribute to Scotty Harjo, a longtime Haskell Indian Nations University counselor, residential assistant and coach.
Tax blunder could cost H&R Block this season
February 25, 2006
H&R Block Inc. getting its own income taxes wrong may sound like a gift to late-night television comedians.
Superhighway to salvation
Web helps churches recruit new members, nurture old
February 25, 2006
There was a day when the tall steeple and ornate arches were the first thing to draw in new parishioners at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Kansas-Texas briefly
February 25, 2006
Kansas University leads the all-time series against Texas, 12-4. KU has won two of three in the Frank Erwin Center. Texas has won two of the past three meetings.
One to go: Kellerman, Halpin in finals
LHS seniors have perfect day, will vie for 6A wrestling titles
February 25, 2006
Nolan Kellerman promises he slept better last night.
Dog trainer, convict’s run ends in Tenn.
February 25, 2006
A prison volunteer and a convicted murderer were caught Friday night in Tennessee, Kansas prison officials said.
Brantley, FSHS solid
Red-hot Firebird girls pound Lions, 50-31
February 25, 2006
Good thing Jenna Brantley is right-handed.
Free State in full effect
Firebirds befuddle Lions again, sweep intracity series
February 25, 2006
Slow tempo, lock-down defense and plenty of fourth-quarter poise.
Oldest Kansan dies at 112
February 25, 2006
Flossie Page, the oldest Kansan on record, is dead at the age of 112 years, eight months and 10 days.
Libby loses evidence request
February 25, 2006
Former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, charged with perjury in the CIA leak case, cannot be told the identity of another government official who is said to have divulged a CIA operative’s identity to reporters, a federal judge ruled Friday.
Sprucing up Mass. St.
Plans in bloom to provide more natural beauty downtown
February 25, 2006
Downtown Lawrence is set to become a more colorful place.
KU alum touts engineering’s possibilities at annual expo
February 25, 2006
He now leads the corporation that includes Travelocity.com, but at one time Sam Gilliland was a Kansas University engineering student.
U.S. pushes unity amid Iraqi strife
February 25, 2006
President Bush warned Friday that sectarian violence is confronting Iraqis with a “moment of choosing,” as administration officials pleaded with all sides of the country’s religious and ethnic divides to show restraint.
Resident accused in HIV infection case
February 25, 2006
A 29-year-old Lawrence man was booked into the Douglas County Jail this week on charges of knowingly infecting a 20-year-old woman with HIV.
On the record
February 25, 2006
Burglaries and thefts reported
Bonds stays silent, but not with bat
February 25, 2006
Barry Bonds put on a batting-practice show Friday, hitting long home runs that impressed observers - even if they did come off a 50-year old coach.
Faith briefs
February 25, 2006
2-25-06
Seven paratroopers charged with having sex in videos on gay Web site
February 25, 2006
The Army has charged seven paratroopers from the celebrated 82nd Airborne Division with engaging in sex acts in videos shown on a gay pornography Web site.
Police warn about fake coupons
February 25, 2006
The coupons advertise unbelievable deals: $4 off a case of cola, $5 off a bottle of ibuprofen.
Ex-Jayhawk Thomas signs with Wizards
February 25, 2006
Former Kansas University basketball player Billy Thomas is back in the NBA.
FCE and 4-H news
February 25, 2006
Saturday Feb. 25, 2006
Virus found in prostate cancer patients
February 25, 2006
Researchers said Friday they have found a virus in the prostates of some cancer patients, a remarkable discovery that may suggest disease could play a role alongside genetics and the environment in causing this cancer.
Tech’s Sharp to step down
Coach will exit after 24 seasons in Lubbock
February 25, 2006
Texas Tech women’s basketball coach Marsha Sharp, who won an NCAA title and turned the school into a perennial national power, said Friday she was resigning at the end of the season.
France confirms bird flu outbreak
February 25, 2006
The European Union’s first outbreak of lethal H5N1 bird flu in commercial poultry was confirmed today in France, the EU’s largest poultry producer.
Sheffield’s option hot topic again
February 25, 2006
Gary Sheffield vented his frustration Friday, then left Legends Field upbeat about his future with the New York Yankees.
Memorial honors astronauts
February 25, 2006
A stained-glass memorial to the 17 U.S. astronauts killed in the nation’s space program has been put in place at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.
People in the news
February 25, 2006
Brazilians rock with Bono during Carnival in Salvador and Sheryl Crow has successful surgery for breast cancer
U.S. skier Peterson sent home after fight
February 25, 2006
U.S. aerials skier Jeret “Speedy” Peterson was sent home from the Turin Olympics after a night of partying ended with him getting into a fight that police had to break up.
Unwanted? Bagwell back
February 25, 2006
The Houston Astros want their money. Jeff Bagwell wants to play.
Season ends for Seahawk girls in disappointing rout
February 25, 2006
Seabury Academy’s momentum from Tuesday’s regional victory came to a screeching halt Friday when the Seahawks fell to White City, 53-16, in the second round of the Class 1A regionals.
Militants bring hostage to river meeting
February 25, 2006
Bristling with heavy weapons, masked militants responsible for a wave of violence targeting Nigeria’s oil industry showed off a 68-year-old American hostage Friday who appealed to the international community to help secure his release.
Idol’ trumps olympics for second straight week
February 25, 2006
“American Idol” did a number again on the Olympics in terms of viewers Thursday, but the big winner from one of television’s most competitive nights in memory may be the viewers themselves.
Fitting tribute
February 25, 2006
To the editor:
BlackBerry hearing ends without ruling
February 25, 2006
BlackBerry owners will have to wait longer to learn the fate of their wireless e-mail devices: A federal judge ended a hearing Friday without making a ruling on an injunction request.
Police recover some cash in bank robbery
February 25, 2006
Detectives investigating what could the biggest cash robbery in British history recovered a “significant amount” of the money Friday from a van just miles from the heist site, police said.
Eagles girls, boys earn consolation victories
February 25, 2006
The Veritas Christian girls basketball squad had seen this before.
Pierce posts 37, propels Celtics
February 25, 2006
Paul Pierce scored 37, Wally Szczerbiak added 25, and the Boston Celtics beat the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers, 102-96, Friday night.
Market director charged in deadly roof collapse
February 25, 2006
The director of a Moscow market where the roof collapsed, killing at least 61 people, was charged with negligence, prosecutors said Friday, as hope faded for finding more survivors after Europe’s second most deadly such accident this winter.
Woman hit by Jeep while working on car
February 25, 2006
A Jeep came around a corner, struck a parked Buick LeSabre and pinned a Eudora woman who was working on the car against it in an east Lawrence mobile-home park.
Polygamist judge removed from bench
February 25, 2006
A small-town judge with three wives was ordered removed from the bench by the Utah Supreme Court on Friday.
Governor ends search for landslide survivors
February 25, 2006
With only 139 bodies recovered and nearly a thousand villagers missing, officials in the Philippines on Friday declared an end to the search for survivors of the landslide that engulfed this farming village a week ago.
Iraqi infant has surgery for foot condition
February 25, 2006
An Iraqi infant with severe birth defects who was brought to an Atlanta hospital at the urging of U.S. troops underwent successful foot surgery Friday, doctors said.
More help for military families
February 25, 2006
More military families across the country will have access to the Parents as Teachers childhood education program with $1 million in federal funding announced Friday for its expansion.
Merck shares slip after FDA delay
February 25, 2006
Federal regulators have delayed a decision on whether to approve Merck & Co.’s experimental vaccine to prevent shingles and reduce pain from the common nerve disorder, sending Merck shares down Friday.
Jury deliberations continue in baby’s death
February 25, 2006
Jurors in the murder trial of a woman accused of cutting off her baby’s arms deliberated for a third day on Friday, even asking the judge to define “deliberation.”
Anti-tax author receives 13 years
February 25, 2006
Anti-tax crusader and author Irwin Schiff was sentenced Friday to more than 13 years in federal prison for advising people that no U.S. law requires them to pay income tax.
Jayhawks split twinbill
February 25, 2006
Kansas University’s softball team won one and lost one during first-day action at the Palm Springs Classic.
Teacher charged with having sex with pupil, 11
February 25, 2006
An elementary school teacher was arrested Friday on charges she had sex with one of her 11-year-old students, authorities said.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 25, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 25, 1906: “The Kansas Democratic Central Committee has called a convention for 691 delegates. It is doubted whether there are that many Democrats left in Kansas. : Several drunks have been found to be carrying guns lately and fortunately they have not been used. But gun-toting is far too promiscuous in Lawrence and many tend to flash their guns when in disputes. : It appears now there will be no coal strike, which had many concerned about the impact on the nation and its economy.”
Uneasy thoughts
February 25, 2006
To the editor:
Student dead, one hurt in fall from dorm
February 25, 2006
Two students horsing around in a college dormitory crashed through a third-floor window early Friday and fell onto the concrete below, school officials said. One was killed, and the other was in fair condition overnight.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
February 25, 2006
The city decided to settle out of court with a contractor who had filed a claim against the city 18 months earlier for expenses that exceeded the contract amount for construction of the Clinton Water Treatment Plant. The city commission approved payment of $142,389 to Sharp Brothers Contracting of Kansas City, Mo.
Lawrence datebook
February 25, 2006
Today: 02-25-06
Body of autistic boy found in pond near home
February 25, 2006
The body of an 8-year-old autistic boy was found in a retaining pond across the street from his home Friday, one day after police launched a massive search for him.
Jayhawks shut down Belmont
February 25, 2006
Kansas University junior Sean Land allowed just two hits over eight innings, leading the Jayhawks to a 4-2 baseball victory over Belmont on Friday in the Music City Challenge.
Tale of the tape
February 25, 2006
Jayhawks (20-6, 11-2)
Police investigate home-invasion robbery
February 25, 2006
Lawrence Police responded Friday to a report of a home-invasion robbery at Sunflower apartments in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane.
Curling’s first streaker is just a little chicken
February 25, 2006
The bronze-medal curling match between the United States and Great Britain was delayed momentarily in the sixth end when a chubby, male streaker appeared on the arena floor. He was naked, save for what appeared to be a strategically placed rubber chicken.
Arizona’s Gonzalez turns down U.S. team
February 25, 2006
Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Luis Gonzalez turned down an offer Friday to replace injured Toronto outfielder Vernon Wells on the U.S. roster for the World Baseball Classic.
Joey Cheek to carry U.S. flag in ceremony
February 25, 2006
Speedskater Joey Cheek was elected by the U.S. team to carry the American flag during the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Sunday night.
Building collapses; casualties feared
February 25, 2006
A six-story building housing a garment factory, shops and offices collapsed in Bangladesh’s capital today, and many people were trapped inside, a fire official said.
Brewers sign Capuano to one-year contract
February 25, 2006
Left-hander Chris Capuano, coming off a career-best 18-12 season, signed a one-year contract Friday with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Gore-ing the U.S.
The former vice president did not enhance his status with many Americans with his Jeddah remarks.
February 25, 2006
Al Gore has given us still more reasons he should not have been elected president of the United States. His poor judgment and flawed logic certainly do not smack of someone who was smart enough to invent, as he claimed, the Internet. We keep hearing how Gore is truly a brilliant man with a terrific mind, yet when he chooses to speak to crowds, what comes out tends to belie that.
Chertoff concerned Gulf Coast won’t be ready for next storm
February 25, 2006
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Friday he is worried the Gulf Coast may not be ready to withstand another major storm as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Katrina.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
February 25, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.15 at several locations throughout Lawrence. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Despite opposition, Senate passes sex education bill
Measure ensures course taught
February 25, 2006
The Senate passed a bill Friday to ensure that school districts continue requiring sex education classes. That action came in spite of complaints that the bill made the state a substitute parent.
Bombers attack world’s largest oil facility
February 25, 2006
Suicide bombers carried out a bold attack on the world’s largest oil processing facility Friday but were stopped from breaking in by guards who fired on their cars, exploding both vehicles and killing the attackers.
Iraqi army battalions at highest level slips to zero
February 25, 2006
The number of Iraqi army battalions judged by their American trainers to be capable of fighting the insurgency without U.S. help has slipped from one to none since September, Pentagon officials said Friday.
How they stack up
Here’s an in-depth look at the University of Texas’ major weapons and how Kansas University’s players might match up during tonight’s 8 p.m. marquee showdown in Austin, Texas:
February 25, 2006
P.J. Tucker, 6-5, 225, jr., forward - Tucker, who is UT’s leading scorer at 16.3 points a game, is a relentless rebounder, especially for his size. He averages 9.2 boards per outing.
South Dakota abortion ban may set up Roe battle
February 25, 2006
South Dakota lawmakers approved a ban on nearly all abortions Friday, setting up a deliberate frontal assault on Roe v. Wade at a time when some activists see the U.S. Supreme Court as more willing than ever to overturn the 33-year-old decision.
Philippines president says she quashed possible coup
February 25, 2006
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced she had quashed a coup plot Friday and declared a state of emergency, gambling that the backlash wouldn’t leave her government crippled.
Mancuso breaks U.S. slump
Californian earns first women’s skiing gold since 1998
February 25, 2006
Julia Mancuso, the American from aptly named Olympic Valley, Calif., captured gold with a stunning victory in the giant slalom Friday that salvaged a disappointing Olympics for the U.S. women.
Hughes’ tale has happy ending
February 25, 2006
A publicist was hustling Emily Hughes out of NBC’s Olympic green room, ready to walk her through a breezeway and onto the Today Show set pitched in the middle of the city’s Piazza San Carlos, when she thought to make a final check.
Mosque bombing is pivotal event for Iraq
February 25, 2006
When the time comes to write the history of America’s Iraq war, Wednesday may go down as the turning point.
New turnpike interchange gets go-ahead
Decision ‘lousy’ for Lawrence, Schauner says
February 25, 2006
The Kansas Turnpike Authority has agreed to build a new interchange about eight miles east of Lawrence between Tonganoxie and Eudora.
County may seek Chinese sister
February 25, 2006
Douglas County commissioners aren’t planning any trips to see the Great Wall of China, but they are willing to weigh the pros and cons of establishing a sister county relationship with a province in China.
Mayer: Hey, just let ‘em teach!
February 25, 2006
My column last week on athletes, meddling parents and their drawbacks drew a flood of favorable reaction from frustrated coaches.
Lawrence can’t afford shortsighted, inefficient use of funds
February 25, 2006
What will it take and how long will it be before Lawrence and Douglas County residents realize it is imperative the city and county have better planning, better forecasting, a clearer vision of the future and far better fiscal management?
After 7-month journey, orbiter approaches Mars
February 25, 2006
Mars is about to get another visitor.
Henrickson: KU defense can’t let Mizzou duo feast
February 25, 2006
Bond and N’Garsanet. A tony Fifth Avenue boutique? Or perhaps an expensive wine?
What do you think of reactions to the cartoons of Muhammad?
February 25, 2006
Violence not the sole reaction to cartoons
Society calendar
February 25, 2006
Saturday Feb. 25, 2006
New home and room to grow
Air-conditioned building will provide better environment for workers at Cottonwood Inc.
February 25, 2006
Last month Cottonwood Inc. said goodbye to a building it had leased for 18 years but had long outgrown.
Wildcats’ Wooldridge keeping focus
February 25, 2006
As another disappointing season for Kansas State nears its end, Jim Wooldridge is trying to keep the focus on what might be.
Dye ready to move on after winning Series MVP
February 25, 2006
Jermaine Dye hit the ball up the middle, and when it cleared the infield for an RBI single he responded with an uncharacteristic display of emotion by clapping his hands.
Brown seeks repeat
K.C. outfielder hopes to duplicate ‘05
February 25, 2006
Will the real Emil Brown finally emerge?
Scouting news
February 25, 2006
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Around and About
February 25, 2006
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