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Archive for Sunday, January 15, 2006

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On the street
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Pinewood Derby
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Polls
When do you give a standing ovation?

Poll results

Response Percent
When you’ve seen an absolutely outstanding performance.
 
100%
When the performer has a lot of charisma.
 
0%
Every time you attend a performance, regardless of the quality.
 
0%
When you know the performers.
 
0%
Total 12

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Commentary: Packers taking gamble with McCarthy
January 15, 2006
Wouldn’t you know it, a cell phone went off during Mike McCarthy’s introductory news conference, the same annoyance that not long ago caused Mike Sherman’s public-relations staff to shut down proceedings. Being the new guy with a favorable first impression to make, McCarthy kept talking and smiling for the cameras.
Heading into new market
Area farmers take wait-and-see approach to identification system
January 15, 2006
Mike Callahan knows the day is coming when he’ll need to fasten quarter-sized buttons to the ears of his Limousin cattle on pastures southwest of Baldwin.
Contemporary music leaves negative impression
January 15, 2006
Can you illustrate your concerns about the lyrics of contemporary teen music, especially as they relate to attitudes toward parents?
Seattle overcomes loss of Alexander
January 15, 2006
His head pounding and his day over, Shaun Alexander walked off the field at halftime and flashed the “OK” sign.
Horoscopes
January 15, 2006
For Sunday, Jan. 15, 2005
Pinewood Derby accelerates into the digital age
Technology brings added dimension to Scout tradition
January 15, 2006
The whole silver Pinewood Derby track amazed Mike Shambaugh Saturday morning.
Justices like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’ll get
January 15, 2006
Samuel Alito felt he had to appease the liberal gods during the early stages of his Senate Judiciary Committee hearings by declaring he has “no agenda.” Conservatives are supposed to say such things, whether they mean it or not. Liberals have an agenda: to change the culture of the nation by judicial edicts.
Bailey’s big return boosts Denver
January 15, 2006
It took a Champ to knock off the champs, a crazy 100-yard sprint by Denver’s standout cornerback that helped the Broncos stop their long streak of playoff futility and bring the New England dynasty to an end.
Mean’ streets?
A ranking recently issued by the National Homeless Coalition doesn’t reflect reality in Lawrence.
January 15, 2006
With all the rankings and ratings put out by various groups across the nation, it’s sometimes hard to tell which ones are significant or even accurate.
Correction
January 15, 2006
A layout error scrambled the Doonesbury comic in Saturday’s Journal-World. The correct cartoon will appear on page 7B Monday.
Troy pops Oskie girls
January 15, 2006
Megan Reed scored 10 in Oskaloosa’s 48-38 high school girls basketball loss to Troy.
Miners confront fears of returning
January 15, 2006
Coal mines still call to Ronald Grall.
The Motley Fool
January 15, 2006
¢ In Buyouts ¢ Analyzing Industries ¢ All in One Basket ¢ Foolish trivia ¢ China Bums a Smoke
Notebook
January 15, 2006
Kansas University freshman Julian Wright played just 11 minutes, scoring two points.
Poet’s Showcase
January 15, 2006
“The Choice,” by Joy Clumsky
Effects of city’s smoking ban still in dispute
January 15, 2006
Those who made New Year’s resolutions to quit smoking have had two weeks to contemplate the decision. Is it worth the hassle? Can they stick to it?
NASA capsule to return comet samples to Earth
January 15, 2006
The last time NASA scientists hunkered down at this remote desert Army base, they stared wide-eyed as a space probe carrying solar wind atoms crashed into the salt flats and split open like a giant clamshell.
Study’s results about at-risk, bilingual pupils aren’t news to lawyer
Funding for those students is called inadequate
January 15, 2006
Alan Rupe, the attorney representing school districts seeking more dollars, said the Legislature’s recently released school cost study was like “deja vu.”
City officials to be more vocal on SLT
Majority would construct trafficway south of Wakarusa River
January 15, 2006
During the next year, the Lawrence City Commission will create a much louder drumbeat to build the South Lawrence Trafficway south of the Wakarusa River.
Boehner’s past colors bid for House spot
January 15, 2006
Rep. John Boehner, the Ohio Republican who wants to be House majority leader, helped expose abuses at the House bank under Democrats’ control a decade ago and then embarrassed his own party with his dealings with lobbying interests.
Is Lawrence ready for a second ‘downtown’?
Recently approved project adds cultural hub out west
January 15, 2006
Paula Pepin has lived in west Lawrence for years, but has always been fond of making trips to Massachusetts Street for coffee and a meal.
Chief judge in Saddam’s trial gives resignation
January 15, 2006
The chief judge in Saddam Hussein’s trial has submitted his resignation after becoming fed up with criticism that he had let the proceedings spin out of control, a court official said Saturday.
Help from community valued after family’s home lost to fire
January 15, 2006
A rural Douglas County family leaned on the help of friends and family Saturday after fire tore through their home late Friday night.
Retired Lutheran pastor to be feted
January 15, 2006
Don Miller hasn’t known what to do the last couple of weeks.
Arthritis Foundation offers walking program
January 15, 2006
Those wanting to better manage their arthritis can learn more about a free walking exercise program from the Arthritis Foundation.
Tired’ KU sharp enough
From start to finish, Jayhawks thump NU
January 15, 2006
A tired Kansas University women’s swimming and diving team sprung back from last year’s loss at Nebraska, drowning the Cornhuskers, 176-124, on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.
Athletic’ Aggies next test for KU women
January 15, 2006
Four days ago, Texas A&M’s women’s basketball team dismantled Kansas State. Now it’s Kansas University’s turn to try to slow the surging Aggies.
CDC says flu virus resistant to 2 drugs
January 15, 2006
The government, for the first time, is urging doctors not to prescribe two antiviral drugs commonly used to fight influenza after discovering that the predominant strain of the virus has built up high levels of resistance to them at alarming speed.
Illinois starts requiring ID for cold remedies
January 15, 2006
Showing ID isn’t just for smokes and beer anymore.
Family to donate organs of boy who was shot
January 15, 2006
The parents of a 15-year-old boy accused of terrorizing classmates with a pistol warned authorities the weapon likely was fake before police shot him in a middle school bathroom, a family attorney said Saturday.
H&R Block claims TurboTax ad is misleading
January 15, 2006
H&R Block Inc. claims in a federal lawsuit that the maker of the popular competitor tax-preparation software TurboTax made misleading statements in a new $25 million advertising campaign.
K-State routs Colorado, 85-66
January 15, 2006
Twiggy McIntyre scored 22 points, leading Kansas State to an 85-66 victory Saturday over Colorado.
Lawrence datebook
January 15, 2006
K.C. settles suit over water main break
January 15, 2006
City officials have agreed to pay $300,000 to the parents of a college student who was killed when the vehicle he was in slid on a patch of ice that formed after a water main broke.
Slow start failed to faze Bears
January 15, 2006
All along, the Chicago Bears claimed they would reach this point. They said they would make the playoffs, then stuck together through a tough start and proved their preseason predictions were more than just hollow training camp chatter.
Toms fires 61, ties Campbell at Sony
Leaders turn Honolulu tournament into two-man race
January 15, 2006
David Toms set a course record with a 9-under 61, and it still wasn’t enough to take the outright lead Saturday in the Sony Open, which turned into a two-man race between Toms and the equally hot Chad Campbell.
Governor’s inauguration follows historic footsteps
January 15, 2006
For the first time since Thomas Jefferson became governor, Virginia on Saturday celebrated the inauguration of a new chief executive with volleys from Revolution-era cannons and fife-and-drum flourishes on the grounds of the state’s Colonial Capitol.
Sterling College hopes two new dorms will attract more students
January 15, 2006
A liberal arts college in this central Kansas town plans to build two new residence halls in an effort to attract more students.
Volcano erupts again; flights resume
January 15, 2006
Snowflakes laced with fine, gray ash fell on communities south of Anchorage as a series of volcanic eruptions continued early Saturday on an uninhabited island dozens of miles away.
Witnesses say radio host drugged girl, 14
January 15, 2006
KCRW-FM radio host Christopher Douridas, an influential Grammy-nominated musical tastemaker who has consulted on such Hollywood films as “American Beauty” and “Shrek 2,” was arrested last week outside a popular Santa Monica bar on suspicion of drugging and trying to kidnap a 14-year-old girl.
Best sellers
January 15, 2006
Fugitive alleged mob boss captured
January 15, 2006
A reputed mob boss charged along with 13 others with plotting several organized crime murders was taken into custody Friday after nine months on the run, the FBI said.
Lawrence commuter report
January 15, 2006
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
New Orleans again to see movie production
January 15, 2006
With roughly two-thirds of New Orleans residents still living elsewhere, casting directors weren’t sure what kind of turnout to expect for the first major casting call since Hurricane Katrina hit almost five months ago.
ETFs produce lower tax bills than mutual funds
January 15, 2006
When you buy mutual fund shares, the fund company uses your money to buy more shares of the stocks the fund owns. And when you sell your fund shares, those stocks are sold.
DNA evidence clears man in 1981 crimes
January 15, 2006
A 45-year-old who has spent more than half his life in prison for armed robbery and rape will be freed after DNA evidence created “significant doubt” about his guilt, prosecutors said Friday.
Linwood man arrested after alleged violation
January 15, 2006
A man convicted in the 1987 stabbing death of a Douglas County man was arrested Friday morning in Johnson County on a charge of violating his parole.
Former director of planning office now a city consultant
January 15, 2006
She doesn’t have the title of planning director anymore, but Linda Finger is continuing to work for the city of Lawrence and Douglas County.
What are you reading?
January 15, 2006
Fatality victim was rural Baldwin woman
January 15, 2006
The victim of Friday’s fatal rollover accident about five miles south of Lawrence was Wanda Broadfoot, 54, of rural Baldwin.
On the record
January 15, 2006
Faith briefs
January 15, 2006
Clinton hails late Sen. Eugene McCarthy
January 15, 2006
Former President Bill Clinton eulogized the late Minnesota Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy on Saturday for helping to shift momentum against the Vietnam War with his 1968 presidential campaign.
South Korea lifts ban on American beef
January 15, 2006
Senior U.S. officials pressed South Korea on Friday to go further in lifting a ban on importing American beef imposed because of mad cow disease.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
January 15, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 15, 1906: “The World Company finished the publication Saturday of the Bell Telephone book for the coming quarter of the year and deliveries have begun. The book has more subscribers than ever and the telephone seems to be making a bigger impact on our lives all the time.”
Old home town - 25 years ago today
January 15, 2006
Members of the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board took a knife to several city-sponsored proposals for CD funding but gave preliminary approval to others. CD money, which in 1981 was expected to be about $825,000, was distributed by the federal department of housing and urban development and was used to aid low-to-moderate income families in six central city neighborhoods.
KU Opera to perform difficult ‘Falstaff’
January 15, 2006
KU Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi’s rollicking comedy “Falstaff” - for the first time in 27 years because of its demanding score.
Piano concerts begin Mozart celebration
January 15, 2006
Kansas University WAM Fest, a celebration marking the 250th anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birth, will begin with a series of piano concerts at the Hall Center for Humanities.
Somers big for Firebirds
January 15, 2006
Free State High wrestler Marc Somers won four consecutive matches over two days to claim the 130-pound individual title Saturday at the Bobcat Classic at Basehor-Linwood High. Somers tallied two pins, a technical fall and a 3-2 decision over C.J. Napier of Columbus in the finals, running his record to 18-1 this season. Jesse Hardy also placed for the Firebirds, finishing third at 189 pounds. Free State finished 12th among 25 teams with 91.5 points.
Provost candidates to visit KU campus
January 15, 2006
Five candidates for the position of provost and executive vice chancellor of Kansas University’s Lawrence campus will visit campus in upcoming weeks.
Man sentenced to two life terms in homicides
January 15, 2006
A man whose first trial ended in a hung jury has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms in the shooting deaths of two people.
Alito will be ‘company man’
January 15, 2006
President Bush is getting what he wants in the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito. The designated successor to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor emerged from the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings as the perfect company man who is likely to deliver exactly the kind of conservative rulings Bush prefers.
Car accidents happen, and it’s OK to hate ‘em
January 15, 2006
Don’t you just hate it when you have a wreck? I’m experienced enough to know that any auto accident you walk away from is a good one, and I also know that sheet metal and plastic can be repaired. Still, there’s no denying it’s a hassle. Frankly, I’d rather avoid wrecks altogether.
Indians can’t battle back
January 15, 2006
Falling to a big halftime deficit, Haskell Indian Nations University couldn’t recover and lost, 59-48, to York on Saturday in women’s college basketball.
A leader need not throw his weight around
January 15, 2006
Everything was said that could be said about Ariel Sharon last week as he lay in a coma except the one thing that crossed the mind of every viewer watching newsreel footage of the prime minister, which was, “How much does that man weigh?” (Answer: 255 pounds. And he’s 5‘7.”) He looked like a bull walrus ruling a colony of baby seals. And it made you wonder, how does tiny Israel come up with this family-size guy while the World’s Only Superpower struggles along with a wiry little fellow who works very hard on his abs? Is it time we think about getting someone weightier?
Authors explore state of bliss
January 15, 2006
Maybe you have a New Year’s resolution that’s still unbroken. I’m guessing that whatever it is - to lose weight, to give to charity, to reconcile with a family member, to change careers - the motive is the same. You want to be happier.
Standing O
Only performances that rise to brilliance should bring you to your feet. But your enthusiasm is appreciated.
January 15, 2006
Certain occasions require standing up. The national anthem. The bride’s entrance at a wedding. The judge walking into a courtroom. A perfectly lovely but not stellar performance by musicians, dancers or actors is not one of these occasions.
Shelley Winters, 2-time Oscar winner, dies at 85
January 15, 2006
Shelley Winters, the forceful, outspoken star who graduated from blond bombshell parts to dramas, winning Academy Awards as supporting actress in “The Diary of Anne Frank” and “A Patch of Blue,” has died. She was 85.
Wizards ride Arenas’ hot hand in OT
Washington secures seventh straight victory over Southeast Division foe
January 15, 2006
Gilbert Arenas scored seven of his 33 points in overtime Saturday night, and the Washington Wizards beat Atlanta, 114-106, their seventh consecutive victory over the Hawks.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
January 15, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.22 at Quick Stop, 1000 W. 23rd St. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Bankruptcies
January 15, 2006
Douglas County residents or businesses filings for bankruptcy protection during the past week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Miami zone silences UNC
January 15, 2006
Earlier this season, Miami appeared to be drifting toward the kind of year that would have fans counting down the months to football season. Two straight victories against ranked opponents might change that.
Colts, Steelers understand importance of home field
January 15, 2006
Tony Dungy spent a quarter-century chasing home-field advantage throughout the playoffs before he finally earned it.
Printing services cut saves KU money
January 15, 2006
It’s been a year since Kansas University announced it would close its printing services division, cut about 20 positions and outsource more than $2 million in printing business.
Religion pivotal in world political scene
January 15, 2006
Religious politics makes even stranger bedfellows than the ordinary kind.
Army of One’ marches to regional theater festival
January 15, 2006
Zacory Boatright’s play “An Army of One” has been selected for a prestigious regional theater festival.
Wrongful execution will occur
January 15, 2006
So he’s guilty as charged.
People in the news
January 15, 2006
¢ Thousands of teen girls audition for Harry Potter film ¢ Filings in Cosby’s sexual assault suit to remain sealed ¢ Actress Elisabeth Shue pregnant with third child
Roby huge as Buffs trip Tigers
January 15, 2006
Richard Roby hit most of Colorado’s big shots before Chris Copeland hit the biggest.
Hospital eager to keep heart patients in town
January 15, 2006
Dr. Donald McSweyn has seen the worried look in the eyes of his cardiology patients before.
Faces and places
January 15, 2006
Hearings more about Bush than about Alito
January 15, 2006
What we have here, in plain English, is Scotus hocus pocus about Potus.
Say so long to bragging rights, 31-game streak for Jayhawks
Can it be? ‘Cats beat KU in Lawrence
January 15, 2006
Kansas University fans grumbled on the way back to their cars Saturday afternoon.
Wildcats go wild after win
January 15, 2006
More than 30 minutes after Kansas State’s basketball team stunned a predominantly pro-Kansas University crowd at Allen Fieldhouse, the southwest corner of the old barn kept rockin’.
Keegan: Rush, KU still learning
January 15, 2006
He had just played 39 minutes and experienced the toughest loss of his life, and Brandon Rush did what he always does afterward. He stood up and answered every question without pointing a finger of blame.