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KU’s Micah Downs to transfer
Freshman has returned to Seattle to address personal issues
January 24, 2006
A source close to the situation confirmed to the Lawrence Journal-World that Kansas University freshman Micah Downs will tranfer from KU.
Sheriff’s officers honored
January 24, 2006
Two Douglas County Sheriff’s officers who risked their lives to save others were honored Tuesday. Patrol Deputies Adam Hoover and Jay Armbrister were recognized for their actions at the Boardwalk Apartment fire in October.
Sunny, warm and breezy today
January 24, 2006
Pull out the kites and the sunglasses — springlike weather is on tap for Lawrence today.
Text of President Bush’s Landon Lecture
January 24, 2006
The following is the text of President George Bush’s Landon Lecture
Appeal of death row case denied
January 24, 2006
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied the state’s appeal of a ruling that overturned a man’s conviction in a 1987 murder.
New Reds owner fires GM
January 24, 2006
General manager Dan O’Brien was fired Monday by new Cincinnati Reds owner Bob Castellini, his first major change since he took control of the team.
Skeleton coach reinstated
January 24, 2006
Tim Nardiello was reinstated as the U.S. skeleton coach Monday night, shortly after an arbitrator found no evidence supporting claims that he sexually harassed two team members - but it’s still unknown if he’ll coach at the Turin Olympics next month.
Warm welcome for Bush
President defends war during KSU visit
January 24, 2006
President Bush on Monday defended the war in Iraq and controversial warrant-less eavesdropping during a speech at Kansas State University.
From the cloth
Spencer Museum’s long-unseen Asian textiles collection reveals tapestry
January 24, 2006
For 15 years, exhibits have come and gone. Thousands of visitors have shuffled through the galleries. Even the leadership has changed hands.
President lauds work by Lawrence woman
January 24, 2006
Janet Dunn, of Lawrence, never dreamed she would meet the president. But on Monday, she did that and then some.
Life-flight helicopter called in after wreck on Kansas Highway 10
January 24, 2006
A wreck Monday afternoon closed Kansas Highway 10 just east of Lawrence for more than two hours and sent a Topeka man by helicopter to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Ford to cut jobs, idle plants
January 24, 2006
Ford Motor Co., the nation’s second-largest automaker, said Monday that it would cut from 25,000 to 30,000 jobs and close 14 facilities by 2012 as part of a restructuring designed to reverse a $1.6 billion loss last year in its North American operations.
Longhorns roll over Okie State
January 24, 2006
Three-point shooting and defense. It has been a perfect combination for No. 4 Texas in the Big 12 Conference.
No jail time ordered in general’s death
January 24, 2006
A military jury on Monday ordered a reprimand but no jail time for an Army interrogator convicted of killing an Iraqi general by stuffing him headfirst into a sleeping bag and sitting on his chest.
On the record
January 24, 2006
Law enforcement report
UConn rises to top of poll
January 24, 2006
With no more unbeaten teams left, Connecticut took over the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press college basketball poll Monday.
U.S. Army Corps to spend $54 million on Missouri River fish, bird habitats
January 24, 2006
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend more than $54 million this year to protect endangered or threatened species along Missouri River, the agency announced Monday.
Keegan: Top 25 in Men’s Basketball
January 24, 2006
Duke is 6-0 against ranked teams, UConn 4-0. Duke’s lone loss came down to the final possession and was against now-ranked Georgetown. UConn lost by 15 points to unranked Marquette. Why is UConn No. 1 and not Duke? Because Duke lost more recently? Anyway, Coach K (good thing he has that nickname or I would have to look up the spelling) is probably glad Blue Devils aren’t No. 1.
W.Va. lawmakers pass mine safety legislation
January 24, 2006
After 14 coal mining deaths in three weeks, West Virginia lawmakers unanimously passed a bill Monday that would require mines to use electronic devices to track trapped miners and stockpile oxygen to keep them alive until help arrives.
New judge expected at Saddam trial
January 24, 2006
Saddam Hussein’s trial on murder charges will resume today with a new presiding judge whose arrival, lawyers say, could dramatically change the tempo of the lagging proceedings.
Splurging on self, loved one priceless
January 24, 2006
I did it. I agreed to the purchase of a new car.
Wants vs. needs
January 24, 2006
To the editor: Recently, community attention seems to be focusing on the desire to expand recreational sporting opportunities in Lawrence.
The AP Men’s Basketball Polls
January 24, 2006
The AP Men’s Basketball Polls
Fossil-laden land given to University of Pittsburgh
January 24, 2006
A Wyoming rancher with no connection to the University of Pittsburgh has given the school 4,700 acres of land littered with dinosaur fossils.
Impartial office
January 24, 2006
To the editor: Rep. Eric Carter of Overland Park, who covets the job of Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, complains that she is not “being pro-business enough.” Elect Mr. Carter because he is a real Republican who promises to be more pro-business? Eric, this is about an insurance commissioner! Hello!
KC stadium deal not done
January 24, 2006
A day before the deadline for Jackson County legislators to vote to put a plan to renovate the Kansas City Chiefs’ and Royals’ stadiums on the April 4 ballot, negotiators Monday said the teams still were hashing out details.
Library director stepping down
January 24, 2006
The director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum announced he was stepping down Tuesday, less than a year after the museum celebrated its grand opening.
Ailing emir agrees to abdicate today
January 24, 2006
Kuwait’s ailing emir has agreed to abdicate under a deal worked out within the ruling family, a lawmaker said Monday - paving the way for the prime minister and longtime de facto ruler to take the reins of power.
Commissioners say Eudora residents should prepare for more traffic
January 24, 2006
Douglas County should start preparing now for increased traffic in the Eudora area once a new Kansas Turnpike interchange is built near Tonganoxie, county commissioners said Monday.
Homeless plan
January 24, 2006
To the editor: Let’s use all the schools that were closed down to house the homeless, being creative and resourceful, cutting down increased taxes for the elderly on property and letting more funding go for children’s education. I think education for the children and health care issues for the seniors should come first anyway.
Massive protest against U.S. planned
January 24, 2006
The daily routine in Cuba’s capital city will halt this morning as thousands of people converge on a plaza near the U.S. Interests Section to protest against the United States.
Officials confirm case of mad cow
January 24, 2006
>A cow from an Alberta farm has tested positive for mad cow disease, officials said Monday, raising fears for a beef industry still struggling to recover from a U.S. decision in 2003 to ban cattle imports.
Today calculated to be worst of year
January 24, 2006
It may not be officially marked on the calendar, but Jan. 24 happens to be THE worst day of the year.
Inmate freed by DNA evidence
January 24, 2006
Alan Crotzer stepped into the warm sunlight outside the courthouse in Tampa on Monday and raised his arms to the sky, celebrating his freedom after more than 24 years behind bars for crimes he didn’t commit.
Ugandan rebels kill 8 U.N. peacekeepers
January 24, 2006
Ugandan rebels ambushed U.N. peacekeepers in Congo on Monday, killing eight of them in a gunbattle that also left 15 attackers dead near the Sudanese border, U.N. officials said.
Bills hand reins to Jauron
Buffalo gives former Bears coach second chance
January 24, 2006
Dick Jauron will get a second chance to prove himself as a head coach after being hired by the Buffalo Bills on Monday.
Sweets and Treats’ tickets are now on sale
January 24, 2006
Tickets are now on sale for the Sweets and Treats Dinner and Raffle on Feb. 4 to benefit the Douglas County Infant-Toddler Coordinating Council.
Nike sacks CEO
January 24, 2006
Nike Inc. Chairman Phil Knight said Monday he had replaced CEO William D. Perez after only a year on the job because the former S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. leader could not make the transition from the household products industry to head the world’s largest athletic-shoe company.
Da Vinci Code’ chosen as Cannes opener
January 24, 2006
Case cracked: “The Da Vinci Code” will be the opening-night movie at the Cannes Film Festival in May, organizers said.
Sports fan seeks Big Brother
January 24, 2006
Seven-year-old Trey, a sports enthusiast, is seeking a Big Brother through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County program. Trey says he likes to be outdoors.
Sainthood proposed for Thurgood Marshall
January 24, 2006
Saint Thurgood. It has a ring to it.
Repair workshop set for original windows
January 24, 2006
Lawrence craftsmen Mike Goans and Dennis Brown will educate owners of old and historic properties about the value - through energy efficiency and the potential for financial incentives - of repairing and restoring original windows.
Museum with a cause
January 24, 2006
A museum chronicling the short life of “Rebel Without a Cause” star James Dean that had been slated for closure will stay open after all - at least for the time being.
Children sought for communication study
January 24, 2006
Researchers at Kansas University Medical Center are seeking children ages 18-27 months of age who have general developmental delays to participate in an early communication study.
Nalbandian in Aussie semis
January 24, 2006
David Nalbandian advanced to the Australian Open semifinals for the first time, overwhelming veteran Frenchman Fabrice Santoro, 7-5, 6-0, 6-0, today.
Sprint Nextel names board for spinoff
January 24, 2006
Sprint Nextel Corp. announced five board members to oversee the new company that will own and operate Sprint Nextel’s local phone business.
Social Welfare dean candidate visits KU
January 24, 2006
Mary Ellen Kondrat, the first candidate for dean of the School of Social Welfare at Kansas University, visited campus Monday.
Today in history
January 24, 2006
On Jan. 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill in northern California, a discovery that led to the gold rush of ‘49.
Fiennes back on Broadway
January 24, 2006
Ralph Fiennes is coming back to Broadway for the first time since his 1995 Tony Award-winning performance in “Hamlet.”
Royals caravan coming
January 24, 2006
The Kansas City Royals’ annual caravan will be making a stop in Lawrence on Thursday to meet and greet with Royals fans. The caravan will be at Hy-Vee, 4000 W. Sixth Street, from 7-8 p.m. Thursday. Among those expected to attend include manager Buddy Bell, catcher John Buck, Royals Hall-of-Famers Paul Splittorff and Frank White, announcers Bob Davis and Ryan Lefebvre and mascot Sluggerrr.
Nolan Kellerman and Tiffany Demaline
January 24, 2006
Nolan Kellerman, Lawrence, Sr. and Tiffany Demaline, Lawrence, Soph. are the city athletes of the week.
Test your child’s honesty when underage drinking is involved
January 24, 2006
Dear Dr. Wes and Marissa: I have a problem with trusting my daughter. Her best friend’s mother called to inform me that my daughter is responsible for supplying the alcohol in a recent event; however, my daughter denies even being present at the event. How can I determine whether my daughter is telling the truth or if her best friend is trying to pin the blame on her?
A pox upon him
January 24, 2006
Jason Lee has an excuse for missing work that’s better suited for a fifth-grader. He has the chicken pox.
Festival, fundraiser to welcome new year
January 24, 2006
A Lunar New Year Festival fundraiser for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Asian Community Center is set for Saturday at Ecumenical Christian Ministry, 1204 Oread Ave. The event is planned for 11:45 p.m. to 3 a.m. There will be a dragon dance, martial arts demonstrations, games and food. Admission is free.
Watkins Museum plans Groundhog Day event
January 24, 2006
Watkins Community Museum of History will celebrate Groundhog Day on Feb. 1 with activities for children.
Wells brawler behind bars
January 24, 2006
A man who punched David Wells to the floor of a Manhattan diner, knocking out two of the pitcher’s teeth, surrendered Monday to finish his sentence for misdemeanor assault.
No. 2 Duke women rout No. 1 Tennessee
January 24, 2006
Pat Summitt was in unfamiliar territory. Rarely has she seen Tennessee so thoroughly outplayed, so thoroughly beaten.
Shockers boot two players
January 24, 2006
Two players have been kicked off the Wichita State basketball team for violating team rules, head coach Mark Turgeon announced Monday.
Bacon brother transformed on ‘Queer Eye’
January 24, 2006
What do you get when you combine the Fab 5 with a man best known for Six Degrees? If you guessed “Ocean’s Eleven” you’d be wrong. It’s Kevin Bacon on “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” (9 p.m., Bravo). The “Footloose” star arrives with his brother and bandmate, Michael. It seems the Bacon brother needs a makeover in advance of a benefit concert for a charity run by their sister, Hilda Bacon, who works for a nonprofit organization providing comprehensive services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Old Home Town
January 24, 2006
25 years ago in 1981
Bulls fan won’t sue Davis and his wife
January 24, 2006
The Chicago Bulls fan whose confrontation with Antonio Davis’ wife led the Knicks forward to rush into the stands will not sue the player and his family.
Ex-KU coach Randall hired by Saltdogs
January 24, 2006
Former Kansas University baseball coach Bobby Randall has been named hitting and third base coach of the Lincoln Saltdogs, an independent league team.
Valuable visit
President Bush should make more appearances like Monday’s lecture in Manhattan
January 24, 2006
It was a terrific day for Kansas State University, President Bush and the state of Kansas. Bush’s speech at K-State was a winner, one of the best he has delivered to explain his role and responsibilities as president, how he makes decisions, and his No. 1 job of protecting this nation and its citizens.
LeBron’s mom pleads innocent to charges
January 24, 2006
LeBron James’ mother pleaded innocent Monday to several charges, including drunken driving and disorderly conduct.
Clippers 96, Warriors 93
January 24, 2006
Elton Brand had 28 points and nine rebounds, and the Clippers rallied from a 19-point deficit in the second half.
Jazz 89, Nets 78
January 24, 2006
Andrei Kirilenko had 21 points and 13 rebounds to help Utah overcome Jason Kidd’s triple-double.
Gibbs will coach Saints ‘D’
January 24, 2006
New Saints coach Sean Payton hired Cowboys assistant Gary Gibbs as defensive coordinator Monday.
Rockets 97, Bucks 80
January 24, 2006
Tracy McGrady scored 41 points, including 14 straight in the fourth quarter, to lead Houston.
President steers clear of ‘Brokeback Mountain’
January 24, 2006
President Bush long has cultivated the swagger of a rancher in the Wild West, frequently donning cowboy boots and blue jeans to clear brush on his sprawling Texas property. But on Monday he was noncommittal, and even a bit nonplused, when asked for his reaction to the most talked-about ranching film in years, “Brokeback Mountain.”
Governments could feel sting of BlackBerry shutdown
Hundreds of city and state workers rely on the handheld device for quick communication
January 24, 2006
If she ever has to respond to a major disaster in Douglas County, Paula Phillips will have her BlackBerry at her side to help coordinate the response
C-USA criticizes officials
January 24, 2006
Conference USA said Monday that officials “exercised poor judgment” when they upheld a technical foul on Houston coach Tom Penders after he collapsed during a game against UAB over the weekend.
Dungy returning to Colts
January 24, 2006
Tony Dungy will be back to coach the Indianapolis Colts next season.
Triple figures now a real possibility
Bryant’s big game evidence Chamberlain’s single-game scoring record may not be safe after all
January 24, 2006
Thanks to Kobe Bryant, you can add another item to the list of things that might happen in our lifetime, unlikely as they might be. All of a sudden another player scoring 100 points in an NBA game seems just inside the reality/fantasy border, like a female president, manned spaceflight to Mars or a hip-hop awards show without violence.
Seattle taking berth in stride
Normally laid-back city gets off to slow start day after clinching first trip to Super Bowl
January 24, 2006
Arne Wespestad plunged his fillet knife into the eye socket of a fresh Alaskan king salmon early Monday, flicked his wrist and pulled out the white eyeball with unusual glee. He was hoarse, he was dragging, and he was halfway through de-eyeballing an order of 20 fish heads behind a counter at Pike Place Market.
Inmate testifies about killing pedophile priest
January 24, 2006
The inmate who strangled child-molesting priest John Geoghan behind bars testified Monday that he resolved to kill the clergyman after Geoghan arrogantly brushed off criticism that he had “destroyed all kinds of lives.”
U.S. should call Iran’s bluff on oil cutoff
January 24, 2006
One reason Iran is brushing off international condemnation of its nuclear program so defiantly is that its leaders apparently believe they have the world, literally, over a barrel.
Web site: Al-Zarqawi steps aside as head of insurgents council
January 24, 2006
In a further sign of the rifts emerging within Iraq’s insurgency, Jordanian-born militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has stepped aside as the head of a new council of radical groups in favor of an Iraqi, according to a posting on a Web site used by al-Qaida and other insurgent groups.
Bonds pulls out of Classic
January 24, 2006
Barry Bonds pulled out of the World Baseball Classic on Monday, saying he didn’t want to risk an injury that could jeopardize what might be his final season with the San Francisco Giants.
Bill aims to provide distance between protesters, funerals
State senator says current law’s wording is too vague to enforce
January 24, 2006
Prompted by protests at military funerals by the Rev. Fred Phelps’ anti-gay church, a senator introduced a bill Monday setting specific distances and times where people can demonstrate.
Berkman to have surgery
January 24, 2006
Houston Astros outfielder Lance Berkman was scheduled for arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday. The procedure is to clean up minor scar tissue that developed in his right knee after surgery in November 2004,
Dozens nabbed from homes in wave of sectarian violence
January 24, 2006
Gunmen wearing uniforms of a Shiite-led security force swept into a Sunni Arab neighborhood in central Baghdad before dawn Monday, killing three men and speeding away with more than 20 others, police and witnesses said.
KU baseball, softball tickets go on sale
January 24, 2006
Season tickets for the upcoming Kansas University baseball and softball seasons are on sale.
Survivor’ states case at legal council
January 24, 2006
“Survivor” Richard Hatch decided not to pay taxes on the $1 million he won on the TV show’s first season after discussions with producers, fellow contestants and his accountant, and, he testified Monday in his federal tax evasion trial, after receiving two letters from the IRS.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
January 24, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.11 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Caregiver sentenced to 30 years in federal prison
Judge finds convicted therapist to be ‘arrogant’
January 24, 2006
A federal judge called a Newton therapist “arrogant and a bully” as he sentenced him and his wife to prison for abusing mentally ill residents at the group home they operated.
Free State High school honor roll
January 24, 2006
Free State High School announces its first semester 2005-2006 honor roll students. To be eligible for honor roll, a student must obtain a grade-point averge of 3.5 (non-weighted) or higher for the semester and a minimum of five classes must be taken for a letter grade.
Canadian media predict victory for Conservatives
January 24, 2006
Canada’s major media predicted victory for Conservative leader Stephen Harper in national elections Monday night, an outcome that was expected to push Canada to the right on social and economic issues and lead to improved ties with the United States.
Work at Ground Zero expected to begin in earnest this year
January 24, 2006
After four years of planning and squabbling over the future of Ground Zero, 2006 will finally be “the year of the hardhat” at the hallowed site.
Lawrence High school honor roll
January 24, 2006
Lawrence High School announces its first semester 2005-2006 honor rolls. To be eligible for honor roll, a student must obtain a grade-point averge of 3.5 (non-weighted) or higher for the semester and a minimum of five classes must be taken for a letter grade.
Russia finds British spy tools in fake rock
January 24, 2006
Russia’s main intelligence agency on Monday accused four British diplomats of spying - using electronic equipment hidden inside a fake rock in a park - as well as funneling funds to non-governmental organizations.
Infiltrator makes fool of KKK
January 24, 2006
And now, here’s this week’s episode of Great Moments In Black History.
Early predictions for ‘08 race
January 24, 2006
Three years from now, a new president will be inaugurated. Since this is my last column for the Orlando Sentinel, I thought I would share my crystal ball with you.
Officials view renovations at county jail
January 24, 2006
When renovations were completed in mid-December allowing the Douglas County Jail to house more prisoners, the timing couldn’t have been better, officials said.
Luminaria march honors legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
January 24, 2006
For a time, the crowd at Kansas University’s second annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration mulled around, chatting among themselves.
TV deal, 12th game scheduling headache
January 24, 2006
The addition of a 12th game to the college football schedule starting this fall translates to more work for Kansas University associate athletic director Larry Keating.
Greenhouse operation goes through roof
January 24, 2006
If you’re the type that likes to buy plants and forget about them, Ed Snodgrass has a greenhouse full of abuse-loving varieties.
Pinch begins for Seahawks
January 24, 2006
The day after the Seahawks earned their first trip to the Super Bowl, it seemed as if all Seattle and the surrounding area was recovering from a Puget Sound-sized hangover.
Bitter cold spreads across Europe
January 24, 2006
The bitter cold seizing Russia retained its icy grip Monday and severe freezing temperatures spread westward into much of Europe.
Kobe says 100 ‘unthinkable’
January 24, 2006
Wilt Chamberlain’s record 100-point game seemed unreachable from the time he accomplished the feat nearly 44 years ago.
Fire destroys habitat house
Blaze displaces family who helped build their home
January 24, 2006
She couldn’t stop herself from crying Monday as she walked through her charred and smoke-damaged home in East Lawrence.
Woodling: Take time to visit KU Hall
January 24, 2006
It was my intent to arrive early for Sunday’s Kansas University women’s basketball game so I would have a chance to check out the new shrine in Allen Fieldhouse.
Steelers handled blitz
Film sessions helped Pittsburgh negate Broncos’ aggressive defense
January 24, 2006
They knew it was coming. They knew what to do about it. And now they’re headed to the Super Bowl.
QUESTION AND ANSWER WITH: Mark Randtke
Veritas senior has no regrets about his chosen path
January 24, 2006
With his basketball future laid out before him, Mark Randtke took a leap of faith.
Tittrington: McDonald not a fan of change
January 24, 2006
“We just need to think about what’s best for the athletes and what the repercussions are down the road.”
Local company signs on to market Kansas Relays
Star Gameday seeks sponsors for annual event
January 24, 2006
A business willing to cut a check for six figures can get its name attached to one of the nation’s oldest track-and-field events.
Laughter as medicine
January 24, 2006
His colleagues at “Scrubs” wouldn’t let Zach Braff get a big head after the success of his movie, “Garden State.”
Old Home Town
January 24, 2006
100 years ago in 1906
DVDs help fan conquer ‘Battlestar’
January 24, 2006
I couldn’t wait for the “Battlestar Galactica” season premiere. Yeah, yeah, I’m a bit of a science-fiction geek, but you don’t have to be a geek to think the new version of “Galactica” is one of the best shows on TV - it’s a gritty drama, wrestling with real moral issues, and a far cry from its cheesy 1970s predecessor. Plus it’s got Edward James Olmos as Admiral Adama, and he could bring a dark and brooding intensity to a singing telegram.
Helton has elbow surgery
January 24, 2006
Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton had successful arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Monday and is expected back in time for spring training.
Astros to file Bagwell claim
January 24, 2006
The Houston Astros intend to file a health-insurance claim on Jeff Bagwell’s contract, arguing that the four-time All-Star is too hurt to play this season.
Hacker, 20, admits to renting out attack network
January 24, 2006
A 20-year-old hacker admitted Monday to surreptitiously seizing control of hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected computers, using the zombie network to serve pop-up ads and renting it to people who mounted attacks on Web sites and sent out spam.
Old Home Town
January 24, 2006
40 years ago in 1966
Mother tells board WRAP kept her son from killing
Counselor helped autistic teen cope with thoughts of murder, suicide
January 24, 2006
Ordinarily, Paula Kissinger isn’t one to call attention to herself or to her 13-year-old son, who’s mentally ill.
More natural ways to treat sewage interest leaders
January 24, 2006
Plans for a $75 million sewer plant considered crucial for future community growth may be delayed while city leaders study more nature-based ways to treat sewage.
Over-the-counter diet pill recommended
January 24, 2006
Fat Americans may be just months away from gaining a new ally in the battle of the bulge.
Tickets available for under $2,000 - for now
January 24, 2006
Savvy Super Bowl ticket shoppers can find seats for less than $2,000, ticket brokers said Monday.
Election buildup begins
Four who supported science change face re-election
January 24, 2006
The debate over evolution and intelligent design will be more than lecture-hall fodder this year in Kansas.
Speaker stands behind theory
January 24, 2006
Intelligent design proponent William Dembski stood on an empty stage Monday at the Lied Center.
Baldwin High school honor roll
January 24, 2006
Baldwin High School announces its first semester 2005-2006 honor roll students.
Wright makes right
January 24, 2006
His back has bothered him. His foot has been sore. And his stomach has churned wildly because of a flu bug. Julian Wright certainly has had some bad days since enrolling at Kansas University last summer. He just never has let anybody know about them.
Celtics ‘pick it up’ at end
Boston exploits cold-shooting New Orleans
January 24, 2006
After the Celtics had a sluggish first half, Ricky Davis decided to take over.
LHS bowling sweeps three-team meet
January 24, 2006
Lawrence High swept a three-team meet at Olathe South on Monday. The boys team won with 2,400 pins. Olathe South was second at 2,367 and Kansas City Schlage third with 2,327.
Nuggets 107, Raptors 101
January 24, 2006
Eighty-one points it was not. Carmelo Anthony’s 37 were enough to lead the Nuggets to their sixth straight victory.
Hawks 104, Pacers 94
January 24, 2006
Joe Johnson scored 28 points, Al Harrington had 20, and Atlanta rallied in the second half.
Self tired of buddy talk
KU basketball Notebook
January 24, 2006
A radio reporter who had an interview scheduled with Texas A&M’s Billy Gillispie asked Kansas University’s Bill Self if he wanted to relay a message to the Aggies’ coach.
Vice chancellor candidate visits campus
January 24, 2006
Virginia Sapiro describes her leadership style as transparent, open and conversational.
Horoscopes
January 24, 2006
Horoscopes