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Bush to deliver Landon Lecture at K-State
Remarks to be on global war on terrorism
January 18, 2006
President Bush will speak Monday at Kansas State University as part of its Landon Lecture series.
City looking at effects of new retail projects
January 18, 2006
Lawrence city leaders were considering this morning how a group of new retail centers will affect the city’s existing shopping areas.
Groups float plan to privatize Kansas Turnpike
January 18, 2006
Goldman Sachs and Citigroup have put together reports on privatizing the 236-mile Kansas Turnpike - essentially leasing it to investors.
Warming up today into the 50s
Snow in the forecast for Friday night
January 18, 2006
Lawrence’s temperatures were in the teens this morning. But a warm up is on the way, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Third teen charged in death of homeless man
January 18, 2006
A third teenager was charged with murder Tuesday in a string of beatings of homeless men last week in Fort Lauderdale.
KU, K-State fans can Battle for Blood
January 18, 2006
A blood drive pitting Kansas University fans and supporters against their K-State rivals will be conducted Thursday by the Lawrence Community Blood Center, 1410 Kasold Drive.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
January 18, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 18, 1906: “Everything is in readiness for (Kansas River) water to be turned into the flume at the Bowersock Dam tomorrow. The great wheels will then begin revolving after a rest of over two and a half years, ever since the great flood. “
Judge sends Wittig to federal prison
Financial moves costly for ex-Westar CEO
January 18, 2006
Former Westar Energy Inc. Chief Executive Officer David Wittig was sent to federal prison Tuesday after a judge ruled he had violated terms of his release while he appealed convictions for bank fraud and looting Westar.
KDOT bonding plan wins Senate committee’s endorsement
January 18, 2006
The Department of Transportation moved closer Tuesday to issuing $210 million in bonds this spring to prevent cancellation of already promised highway projects, despite some legislators’ concerns about the state’s increasing debt.
Gators’ last-second shot equals victory
January 18, 2006
In a game that went down to the wire, the Gators escaped with the victory as a last-second shot from the Blue Devils fell just a few inches short. Instead of forcing overtime, the Blue Devils walked away with a tough 17-15 loss in the second- and third-grade division Wednesday at the East Lawrence Center.
Court backs assisted suicide
Roberts in minority in first decision as chief justice
January 18, 2006
The first major ruling of the Roberts era at the Supreme Court was missing something: the support of new Chief Justice John Roberts.
School district to halt intelligent design course
January 18, 2006
Under legal pressure, a rural school district Tuesday canceled an elective philosophy course on intelligent design.
Hoosiers edge Illini
Killingsworth dominates second half
January 18, 2006
Mike Davis wasn’t even sure Marco Killingsworth could play Tuesday night. Fortunately for Indiana, Killingsworth’s back proved strong enough to carry the Hoosiers.
Cyclists to again fill streets
Downtown merchants support race’s shift to Sunday
January 18, 2006
A three-day national bicycle championship event, which draws thousands of spectators and cyclists, appears headed for a return to Lawrence in May.
Lineup shuffle hurts LHS
January 18, 2006
Lawrence High boys swimming coach Ryan Adams did a little too much tinkering with his relay teams Tuesday when the Lions hosted Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Certain nutrients beneficial for elderly
January 18, 2006
What vitamins and minerals do I need to pay special attention to as I age?
North Korea’s Kim reportedly in Beijing
January 18, 2006
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il reportedly arrived Tuesday in Beijing for talks with President Hu Jintao on resuming stalled negotiations aimed at ending the North’s nuclear development.
Hoosiers hold off Yellow Jackets fourth-quarter effort to win 30-14
January 18, 2006
The East Lawrence Recreation Center was the site of much improvement Wednesday as the second- and third-grade Hoospters Hoosiers team took to the court. The young team members were matched up against the Yellow Jackets in the teams’ first game since the holidays. The break gave the second-ranked Hoosiers a chance to work on their game, helping them in their 30-14 win over the Yellow Jackets.
Keegan: KU still can’t put it all together
January 18, 2006
One more look from Kansas University’s vantage point at the good, the bad and the ugly of an amazing college basketball game in which the team that was way behind way late couldn’t miss a three-pointer, and the team that was ahead couldn’t make a free throw.
Splendid confections for your object of affection
January 18, 2006
Now that the New Year’s resolution dieters have a couple of weeks of exercise and skimpy rations under their belts, along come the Valentine’s season and yours truly to chip away at that commitment to thin living.
Despite debt concerns, plan to boost highway funding wins initial OK
Bonds needed to keep local projects on track
January 18, 2006
Some Republicans on Tuesday complained about increased state debt, but then they voted to increase the debt to support the highway program.
Stellar year for United Way
Supporters gather to celebrate record amount of contributions
January 18, 2006
Despite disasters on the international, national and area stages during 2005, the United Way of Douglas County raised a record $1.58 million during its campaign for the year.
KU shifts licensing to athletics
January 18, 2006
The Kansas Jayhawk and its fellow crimson-and-blue trademarks are changing teams on Mount Oread, and KU’s athletics department could end up with a bigger share of the mascot’s commercial value.
UT’s Buckman returns, burns Red Raiders
Oft-injured forward scores 16; No. 5 Longhorns extend winning streak to seven
January 18, 2006
The Texas Longhorns are fitting all the pieces together again. Brad Buckman included.
Train whistle decision delayed
Plan would stop some warnings in N. Lawrence
January 18, 2006
City commissioners were warned Tuesday night that a train whistle could very easily be the difference between life and death for pedestrians in the North Lawrence area.
Chip ‘Poppers’ appetizer for Super Bowl Sunday
January 18, 2006
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Winning Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday.”
Hightree’s steely nerves help Baldwin hold on
January 18, 2006
James Hightree should have worn a Red Cross patch on his shoulder.
KU students create dolls for hurricane victims
January 18, 2006
In response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Ministry of Sculpture, a Kansas University student sculpture club, has created nearly 100 wooden dolls to donate to hurricane victims.
Lawsuits seek ban on spying program
January 18, 2006
Two lawsuits were filed Tuesday in federal court that seek to end President Bush’s electronic eavesdropping program, saying it is illegal and exceeds his constitutional powers.
Enrollment help offered at KU
January 18, 2006
Kansas University will offer a “special enrollment” assistance session for those who have been admitted as an undergraduate or non-degree seeking student for the 2006 spring semester but have not yet enrolled in classes.
Immigrant-tuition law under fire
January 18, 2006
Kansas lawmakers on Tuesday charged into the politically hot issue of illegal immigration as one legislator sought to repeal a law that gives some noncitizens in-state status to qualify for lower tuition.
Captors threaten to kill American reporter
January 18, 2006
Hostage American reporter Jill Carroll appeared in a silent 20-second video aired Tuesday by Al-Jazeera television, which said her abductors gave the United States 72 hours to free female prisoners in Iraq or she would be killed.
Saints to hire Cowboys assistant
Payton reportedly will be New Orleans’ next head coach
January 18, 2006
The New Orleans Saints will hire Dallas Cowboys assistant Sean Payton to his first NFL head coaching job, a team official familiar with the decision said Tuesday.
9-11 workers die of respiratory health problems
January 18, 2006
James Zadroga spent 16 hours a day toiling in the World Trade Center ruins for a month, breathing in debris-choked air. Timothy Keller said he coughed up bits of gravel from his lungs after Sept. 11, 2001. Felix Hernandez spent days at the site helping to search for victims.
Ducks pull away from Terrapins to record third victory of year
January 18, 2006
What started as a closely contested affair turned into a big win for the Ducks Jan. 10 at the East Lawrence Center. The Ducks outlasted the Terrapins 35-26 in the fourth- and fifth-grade division matchup.
U.S. skeleton team speeds past adversity
January 18, 2006
Soon, members of the U.S. skeleton team get their once-every-four-years moment in the spotlight, a chance to jump on sleds and slide headfirst at ridiculous speeds down a winding mountainside course in pursuit of Olympic glory.
Senior tax break
January 18, 2006
To the editor: The cost of living and retiring in Douglas County has risen dramatically in the past 10 years.
Hijacked train derails
January 18, 2006
It’s a crime that has railroad crews puzzled and concerned.
People in the news
January 18, 2006
¢ Michael Jackson reportedly interviewing for job in Bahrain ¢ O’Reilly challenges viewers to debate him on the air ¢ ‘Just Married’ star engaged
Commodities
January 18, 2006
Acting Israeli leader hopes to resume Mideast peace talks
January 18, 2006
Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Tuesday he wants to resume final peace talks with the Palestinians and take harsh action against Israeli squatters in the West Bank - a sign the election front-runner is ready for bold steps to end the conflict.
Kirilenko’s triple-double propels Jazz past Raptors
January 18, 2006
Andrei Kirilenko had Utah’s first triple-double since 1999 and the Jazz ended a two-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Raptors 111-98 Tuesday night.
Tongie girls open invite with rout
January 18, 2006
Rachel Bogard scored 14 points and pulled down 16 rebounds Tuesday as the Tonganoxie High girls basketball team rolled to a 49-18 victory over Atchison in the opening round of the Tonganoxie Basketball Invitational.
Seabury boys avenge earlier loss to Williamsburg
January 18, 2006
Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team, which lost to Williamsburg by 28 points earlier this season, defeated the same squad, 46-30, on Tuesday at the West Franklin Invitational Tournament.
Climate crisis
January 18, 2006
To the editor: Whether George Bush realizes it or not, there is a huge market opportunity for technology that can address the problem of sudden induced climate change.
Lawrence datebook
January 18, 2006
Stocks drop as oil tops $66 a barrel
January 18, 2006
Stocks skidded Tuesday as oil prices rose past $66 a barrel and Wells Fargo & Co. and other bank earnings disappointed the market.
Security plans detailed
January 18, 2006
The Italian army is moving 2,500 soldiers, including 1,000 members of an anti-aircraft artillery unit, to strengthen security at next month’s Turin Olympics.
Lobbying efforts by Indian tribes advised
January 18, 2006
Haskell Indian Nations University’s budget should not be hurting - not when its student body has ties to more than 150 tribes, each of which could be pressuring their congressmen for increased federal support.
Europeans drafting Security Council referral
January 18, 2006
Pressure on Iran intensified Tuesday, with key European countries and the United States moving ahead with plans to refer Tehran to the U.N. Security Council and Israel vowing not to let the Iranians develop nuclear weapons.
Handgun seized near nightclubs
January 18, 2006
Lawrence Police seized a stolen handgun during the weekend from a vehicle in a downtown parking lot used by club-goers. It was the third time in two weeks officers have recovered a gun while patrolling the parking lot of Borders, 700 N.H.
You say ‘Turin,’ TV says ‘Torino’
January 18, 2006
It’s the Olympic version of “You say tomato, I say tomahto.”
On the record
January 18, 2006
Government lifts ban on CNN after apology
January 18, 2006
Iran lifted its ban on CNN on Tuesday, a day after the government barred the U.S. network from the country because of its mistranslation of nuclear comments by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, state television reported.
Flame hits Venice
Police subdue city protesters along canals
January 18, 2006
A ride in a gondola up the famed Grand Canal helped torchbearers of the Turin Olympics avoid protesters Tuesday.
Gymnasts taste success at Folger’s Invite
January 18, 2006
The Level 5 gymnasts competed in the Folger’s Gymnastics 2006 New Year Invitational in Wichita on Sunday. The girls compiled their highest team score of the season with a 106.525 despite the absences of teammates Molly Ryan, Cambry Lynch and Meredith Johnson. The girls next competition is on Jan. 28 at the Premier Invitational in Omaha, NE.
Snyder addresses need for adults to act as mentors
January 18, 2006
Former Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder wants adults to get involved in the lives of Kansas children.
Two U.N. peacekeepers shot to death in Haiti
January 18, 2006
Gunmen killed two Jordanian U.N. peacekeepers and seriously wounded a third Tuesday at a checkpoint in a slum in Haiti’s capital that is a stronghold for supporters of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a spokesman said.
Highlights from the Kansas Legislature
January 18, 2006
Highlights of Tuesday’s activities at the Kansas Legislature.
GOP leaders urge new lobbying restrictions
January 18, 2006
House Speaker Dennis Hastert urged new restrictions on gifts from lobbyists Tuesday, responding to a scandal that already has claimed two Republican leaders and raised GOP fears about this year’s elections.
Man suspected of aiding attackers arrested
January 18, 2006
Anti-terrorist police arrested a 27-year-old man Tuesday for allegedly helping the suspected attackers after the failed bombings on London’s transit network this summer, authorities said.
Berkshire Hathaway buys Business Wire
January 18, 2006
Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the investment company run by billionaire Warren Buffett, on Tuesday said it was buying Business Wire, a privately held distributor of press releases, for an undisclosed amount.
Sen. Clinton stands by plantation comment
January 18, 2006
Sen. Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night firmly stood by her remarks comparing the Republican-led House of Representatives to a plantation.
Court: State can take girl off life support
January 18, 2006
A court ruling Tuesday set the stage for a tragic end to a young, troubled life - and the possibility of murder charges against a stepfather.
SEC seeks details on executives’ pay
January 18, 2006
Regulators moved Tuesday to require companies to provide far greater detail about executives’ pay and perks in an effort to bring more openness to an area that has provoked investor anger.
Sago Mine survivor moved out of ICU
January 18, 2006
The sole survivor of the Sago mine disaster was moved out of the intensive care unit Tuesday at Ruby Memorial Hospital as his condition continued to improve.
Flu deaths reported; vaccine still available
January 18, 2006
The state has reported two influenza-related deaths. The victims were both from north central Kansas and older than 70, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said last week.
Industrial production continues recovery
January 18, 2006
The nation’s industrial output posted a solid increase in December as recovery in production of Gulf Coast oil and gas wells offset a slump in auto manufacturing.
Naked customer at Kwik Shop jailed
January 18, 2006
A naked customer caused a scene late last week at a Lawrence convenience store, police said.
Two arrested after meters are damaged
January 18, 2006
Police arrested two Lawrence men during the weekend on suspicion of knocking over two parking meters in the 900 block of Vermont Street and stealing $15.17 in coins.
HINU women slip past Peru
January 18, 2006
Samantha Pete scored 11 points and Whitney Warrior added 10 Tuesday night to lead Haskell past Peru State, 68-65, in women’s college basketball.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
January 18, 2006
To date, more than $200,000 had been pledged in the $1 million fund drive being conducted by the Kansas School of Religion, according to development director Paul Shivel.
Gators stay unbeaten with fourth-quarter surge
Hensley, Francisco, Newman hit key shots down the stretch for Gators
January 18, 2006
It took the sixth- and seventh-grade Gators three quarters to get back in the swing of things after time off because of the holiday break, but by the fourth quarter of its Jan. 9 Hoopster game against the Wildcats the undefeated Gators found their rhythm and rallied for a 41-36 win at the East Lawrence Center.
Daily ticker
January 18, 2006
High winds postpone launch of probe to Pluto
January 18, 2006
High winds forced NASA to scrub the launch Tuesday of an unmanned spacecraft on a nine-year, 3-billion-mile voyage to Pluto, the solar system’s last unexplored planet.
Boomers redefine retirement
January 18, 2006
For many budget experts, 2006 brings with it a prominent milestone on the road to fiscal doom. This month, the baby boomers - the bumper crop of Americans born between 1946 and the year the Beatles first toured America - will turn 60.
World should heed radical Islam’s warning
January 18, 2006
Beginning with the Revolutionary War when British agents and sympathizers attempted to derail independence, there have been people who have tried to infiltrate the United States for the purpose of undermining and destroying it. In modern times, communism and fascism have sent agents among us, but we discovered their plans and defeated them here and abroad.
Stars on ice lack sizzle of ‘Dancing’
January 18, 2006
I suspect I am not alone in my attitudes toward figure skating. I look on it, or rather look at it, with a combination of awe, mystification and dread. I’m awed by the dedication and athletic prowess of the performers; mystified by the minute, subjective quantification of the scoring; and filled with dread that I might have to watch it for more than a half hour.
Aquahawks host All-Stars Competition
Local swimmers represent Missouri-Valley conference at meet
January 18, 2006
Sometimes a swimmer’s greatest strength is in endurance. When mere milliseconds can change the outcome of a race forever, endurance, more than speed or power, provides the strength to win races. Endurance is facing the mountain of odds and getting past them. In swimming, endurance is grueling laps, empty Gatorade bottles, stomach cramps, arm and leg fatigue and foggy goggles. It is wanting to give up on the last lap, but finding the perseverance and the capacity to move on and finish.
Miles working out in hopes of call
Kansas University product, cut Jan. 5 by Golden State, says, ‘I could have played better’
January 18, 2006
Aaron Miles is hanging out at his Oakland, Calif., apartment, working out daily at the Golden State Warriors’ training facility and waiting for a call from his agent, telling him where to head next.
From bow ties to curlicues, shells to wagon wheels, versatility is the virtue of pasta
Demystify the pasta/sauce puzzle to add easy flair to family feasts
January 18, 2006
Pasta can be perplexing. It can be found in nearly every shape imaginable - a snake, a tunnel, a bow tie, a radiator, a curlicue or even a wagon wheel.
Iran nuclear threat is top global priority
January 18, 2006
It’s bad enough when Christian fundamentalists back Israel in hopes that Armageddon will soon engulf the Holy Land and bring on the second coming.
Southwest wins by four on South’s court
January 18, 2006
The eighth-grade game between Southwest and South Junior High on Jan. 10 was a back-and-forth battle throughout, but the final 47 seconds proved to be the biggest stretch for the Bulldogs. The Cougars, which trailed by four in the waning moments, not only came up empty on the offensive end on a late possession, but a player fouled out seconds later, which allowed Southwest to secure a 30-26 victory with free throws on the Cougars’ home court.
Spartans break first-half tie, beat Devils
January 18, 2006
The fourth- and fifth-grade Hoopsters Blue Devils and Spartans were working out a bit of holiday idleness Jan. 10 as they took to the court at Langston Hughes Elementary School. After putting up a strong fight, the Blue Devils, who were ranked third in the preseason, succumbed to the Spartans’ steady team efforts and lost 26-20.
Shabby not chic
Local planning and maintenance efforts don’t always seem to keep up with our vision of a prosperous Lawrence.
January 18, 2006
It’s not unusual for parents to deny children a new toy or article of clothing because they didn’t take good enough care of the ones they already had.
Committee considers bill increasing penalties for sex crimes
January 18, 2006
Legislation imposing harsher penalties on sex offenders, including life behind bars for the third conviction, is on the Senate fast track, and the get-tough bill could be made even tougher before it hits the chamber floor.
Federal funds bolster local safety efforts
State share tops $87M for current fiscal year
January 18, 2006
From monitors to mobile command centers, local governments and the state of Kansas have received a hefty windfall from the federal government in homeland security funding since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack.
Dishwashers make splash with ‘super’ cycles
January 18, 2006
Our recent ratings of dozens of dishwashers revealed that most excelled at cleaning the dried-on peanut butter, mashed potatoes, spinach and other post-meal glop we concoct to test their mettle.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
January 18, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.19 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
West closes 12-point gap in fourth to win
January 18, 2006
Fans at West Junior High received more than they could ask for Thursday night during West’s ninth-grade game against Southwest Junior High. The West Junior High Warhawks overcame a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Bulldogs in dramatic fashion by the score 58-55. Southwest came out hitting on all cylinders with points coming from every player and position on the court.
The morning after
Moody in good spirits following Monday’s drama
January 18, 2006
Kansas University’s basketball coaches tried to phone Christian Moody on Tuesday morning, hours after the Jayhawk senior missed a pair of possible game-winning free throws against rival Missouri.
Free State relay team qualifies for state
January 18, 2006
It was both terrible and terrific for Free State High’s Julian Spangler when his 200-yard freestyle relay team finally notched a state-qualifying time at its home triangular Tuesday.
Versatile teacher inspired others
January 18, 2006
As a teacher at Lawrence High School for 24 years, Roland G. Anderson used his classroom to show students the stars and the world of science.
Jayhawk-sculpture vandals are recorded by camera
January 18, 2006
Yet another Jayhawk sculpture fell prey to vandals this week. This time the culprit was captured on a surveillance camera.
Latest Oprah pick raises questions
January 18, 2006
Another Oprah book club pick has raised the issue of fact vs. fiction.
Horoscopes
January 18, 2006
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