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Beacons to bolster K-10 safety
City official hopes alert system will ‘wake people up’
January 28, 2006
A dangerous section of Kansas Highway 10 near the East Hills Business Park is set to get a new set of “eyes” constantly on the lookout for potential accidents.
Mozart fans celebrate 250 years
January 28, 2006
Hot rock and cool jazz mixed with the classics Friday in Salzburg, as Mozart fans spilled from museums and concert halls into a floodlit main square in an exuberant 250th birthday bash echoed by thousands of other commemorations worldwide.
Family mourns Kansan killed in Iraq
January 28, 2006
A Kansas soldier killed this week in Iraq had dreamed of military service since he was a young boy and left his family a message that he would have no regrets if he didn’t make it back.
Risky business
Bloom banking on football career after he takes final Olympic shot
January 28, 2006
The easy path for Jeremy Bloom would have been to concentrate on football and leave skiing and the Olympics behind.
Big Ben has Pittsburgh looking smart
January 28, 2006
Ben Roethlisberger is making more than the Seattle Seahawks nervous. Big Ben is shaking up people all over the NFL - players, coaches, scouts, general managers, quarterbacks.
Leaders commemorate Holocaust
January 28, 2006
European leaders remembered the Holocaust on Friday, the 61st anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, with commemorations shadowed by concern over anti-Israeli remarks by Iran’s president.
President cuts salary to pay teachers
January 28, 2006
President Evo Morales cut his salary by more than half and declared no Cabinet minister can collect a higher wage than his own, with the savings to be used to hire more public school teachers.
Government approves wireless merger of Sprint-Nextel
January 28, 2006
Sprint Corp.’s $35 billion acquisition of Nextel Communications Inc. got the go-ahead Wednesday from regulators, bolstering Sprint’s status as the No. 3 wireless company in the United States.
On the record
January 28, 2006
Law enforcement report
Sex-offender bill gains approval from Senate
January 28, 2006
Despite some misgivings about future costs, a bill mandating tougher penalties for sex offenders, especially those victimizing children, sailed through the Senate and awaits a warm reception in the House.
Evacuees arrested in murder cases
January 28, 2006
Eight members of rival New Orleans gangs who had moved to Houston since Hurricane Katrina have been arrested in connection with the slayings of 11 fellow evacuees and other violent crimes, police said Friday.
Former nurse gets 2 life terms in killings
January 28, 2006
Calling him “an evil human being,” a judge ordered consecutive life sentences Friday for a former nurse convicted in the murders of a businessman and a gay prostitute whose remains were dumped along New Jersey highways.
Glass: Royals want to stay
Owner to mull ‘other options’ if tax denied
January 28, 2006
The owner of the Kansas City Royals said Friday the team would “look at other options” if a sales tax to raise money for renovating aging Kauffman Stadium was voted down.
4-H and FCE news
January 28, 2006
Douglas County Family and Community Education in cooperation with K-State Research & Extension Family and Consumer Sciences is offering a program, “The Power of Knowledge: Preventing Death and Disability from Heart Attack and Stroke,” at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Deal Six Auditorium at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St.
Haskell sweeps hoops twinbill
January 28, 2006
Haskell Indian Nations University claimed its 10th women’s basketball victory of the season - tying its most since becoming a four-year college - with a 67-56 triumph Friday night over Central Christian.
Not a crime
January 28, 2006
To the editor:
Veritas boys win, girls fall
January 28, 2006
VeritasMarcus Holman led four Veritas Christian School boys basketball players in double figures with 14 points as the Eagles ran away from Flint Hills Christian, 70-54, on Friday. boys win, girls fall
Freshman facts
January 28, 2006
Vital statistics on the youngest Jayhawks
Club news
January 28, 2006
University Bridge Club announced winners of its Jan. 21 game. Hosts were Paul and Carolyn Jordan, and John and Jane Golden.
Kwan headed to Turin
January 28, 2006
With jumps, spins and those majestic spirals, Michelle Kwan showed she is good - and healthy - enough Friday and earned one more run at that elusive Olympic gold medal.
Basketball notebook
January 28, 2006
Kansas coach Bill Self said freshman Julian Wright would make his second straight start today in place of Christian Moody. Wright started at Texas A&M. In that game, he played six minutes, failed to score and did not play in the second half.
Emporia State faces search for president
January 28, 2006
Kay Schallenkamp, president of Emporia State University, announced this week she will leave her post at the end of June. Schallenkamp, who has been at Emporia State since 1997, will take a similar post at Black Hills State University in South Dakota.
Ex-Jayhawk Downs taps ‘Zags
January 28, 2006
Micah Downs has decided to transfer to Gonzaga University.
Wants and needs
January 28, 2006
To the editor:
Nearly 60 people arrested in crackdown
January 28, 2006
Iraqi forces clashed with insurgents Friday near the notorious airport road and other districts of western Baghdad, arresting nearly 60 people as the sounds of a rousing song, “Where are the terrorists now?” blared from police car loudspeakers.
N. Korea dismisses bird flu report as rumor
January 28, 2006
North Korean officials say they have had no reported cases of bird flu among humans or poultry, disputing a report earlier this week that a woman was admitted to a Pyongyang hospital with the illness, a Beijing-based U.N. official said Friday.
FEMA workers indicted in kickback scheme
January 28, 2006
The FBI arrested two Federal Emergency Management Agency employees Friday after each accepted $10,000 in cash kickbacks from a food services contractor, the U.S. Attorney said.
Jayhawks rout Drury
January 28, 2006
Kansas University cruised past Drury, 157-70, in its final home swimming and diving meet of the season Friday to give coach Clark Campbell his 100th career victory.
Defense minister orders hazing investigation
January 28, 2006
Russia’s defense minister on Friday fired the head of a military academy where a hazing incident resulted in a conscript having his legs and genitals amputated.
3 sentenced in killing of transgender teen
January 28, 2006
Two men who killed a transgender teenager after discovering the girl they had had sex with was biologically male were sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison.
Stab victim charged after fight at apartment
January 28, 2006
Police arrested a 30-year-old man Friday after he was stabbed once in an early-morning fight.
Chiefs’ Green selected to play in Pro Bowl
January 28, 2006
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green was invited to the AFC’s Pro Bowl roster Friday, replacing injured New England quarterback Tom Brady on the roster.
Cruise top moneymaking star, movie theater poll shows
January 28, 2006
Tom Cruise led a poll of movie exhibitors aimed at determining the top 10 moneymaking stars of 2005.
New president promises to rehabilitate gangs
January 28, 2006
Manuel Zelaya was inaugurated Friday as Honduras’ new president with promises to fight corruption and help criminal and gang members become useful citizens.
Crisp bound for Boston
January 28, 2006
Coco Crisp finally is bound for Boston after he was traded Friday by the Cleveland Indians to the Red Sox to replace Johnny Damon as their center fielder and leadoff hitter.
Old Home Town
January 28, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 28, 1906: “A chance to earn a thousand dollars now lies at the door of every Lawrence citizen.
Social work dean candidate to visit KU
January 28, 2006
Kimberly J. Strom-Gottfried of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is the second candidate for dean of Kansas University’s School of Social Welfare. She will meet with faculty and others from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Jayhawk Room of the Kansas Union.
Cubs, Prior agree on pact
January 28, 2006
Mark Prior and the Chicago Cubs agreed Friday to a $3.65 million, one-year contract, $900,000 more than the salary he would have earned under the contract he voided in November. Prior was 18-6 in 2003, when the Cubs were within five outs of reaching the World Series, but dropped to 17-11 over the past two seasons. A sore elbow caused him to start last season on the disabled list. He finished 11-7 with a 3.67 earned-run average.
Legislature passes gay civil rights bill
January 28, 2006
Washington lawmakers passed a gay rights bill Friday in a major victory for activists who had watched the measure fail in the Legislature for nearly 30 years.
Major earthquake hits; no tsunami threat
January 28, 2006
A magnitude-7.7 undersea earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia early today, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There was no danger of a tsunami, and no injuries were reported.
Sosa, Nationals talking
January 28, 2006
In preliminary talks with the agents for Sammy Sosa, the Washington Nationals learned that outfielder Jose Guillen’s injured shoulder might force him to miss the first month of the regular season. Nationals general manager Jim Bowden met this week in Florida with Tom Reich, one of Sosa’s representatives. “We just continue to talk,” Nationals assistant general manager Tony Siegle said.
Old Home Town
January 28, 2006
A man accused of using a bogus “mustard heir” story to bilk merchants in three counties, including Douglas, of about $25,000 worth of property pleaded guilty to the charges in district court here. Dist. Atty. Mike Malone said Rodney R. Moquin pleaded guilty to five felony charges stemming from the swindle.
Truck route
January 28, 2006
To the editor:
Mauresmo takes title
January 28, 2006
Amelie Mauresmo won her first Grand Slam title today, dominating Justine Henin-Hardenne before the Belgian retired in the second set of the Australian Open final because of stomach pain.
Jobe takes Buick lead
January 28, 2006
Brandt Jobe is leading the Buick Invitational after handling the tough South Course with a 5-under 67 on Friday. He stands at 12-under 132 and holds a two-shot lead over Tim Clark and Jesper Parnevik. Tiger Woods shot a 4-under 68, including a 60-foot eagle putt on the 13th. Woods was seven shots out of the lead.
Ex-player Rider arrested
January 28, 2006
Troubled former NBA player Isaiah Rider was arrested by Marin County sheriff’s deputies Thursday on charges of kidnapping a female acquaintance, authorities said. Rider, 34, was being held on $2 million bail at Marin County Jail on charges of kidnapping and battery.
On guard
Growing up in war-torn Serbia, basketball helped Ivana Catic escape. The Kansas University freshman since has evolved into a poised, confident young point guard for the Jayhawks
January 28, 2006
They couldn’t speak her language. They didn’t live in her country, nor were they able to go outside and play.
Old Home Town
January 28, 2006
Donations by Lawrence High students to the 1966 Douglas County March of Dimes and Lawrence United Fund broke records. The final total was $2,823.51, shattering the old mark of $1,800 in 1964. School officials said they were “terribly proud” of the support by the youngsters.
Kansas football ceremony today
January 28, 2006
Kansas University’s football team will hold its annual awards ceremony at 7 tonight at the Lied Center. It’s open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is no admission charge.
Ducks won’t be ‘Mighty’
January 28, 2006
Come next fall, the Ducks won’t be Mighty anymore. The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim announced they officially would change their name to the Anaheim Ducks at the start of the 2006-07 season. The NHL team also said it was evaluating possible changes to its logo and uniforms.
Olympic history
Germany continues to be forced to deal with problems from its involvement in the Olympic Games.
January 28, 2006
The current film “Munich” projects the terror and tragedy of the Black September group’s seizure and murder of Israeli athletes during the 1972 Olympic Games. Then it shifts to Israel’s determination to atone for the killings and the people and the processes employed to accomplish that goal.
Fatah activists demonstrate in Gaza
January 28, 2006
Thousands of Fatah supporters burned cars and shot in the air across the Gaza Strip on Friday, demanding the resignation of corrupt party officials and insisting there be no coalition between their defeated party and the victorious Hamas.
Students, ‘Survivor’ celebrate Kansas
Capitol crowd marks state’s 145th birthday
January 28, 2006
Hundreds of schoolchildren swarmed into the Statehouse rotunda Friday, competing for a piece of cake and a glimpse of the latest winner of television’s “Survivor” contest as they marked Kansas’ 145th birthday.
KU lobbying effort fails to resonate with many legislators
January 28, 2006
Kansas University is a fine state-aided university. In fact, it probably ranks among the upper tier of such schools. It enjoys a proud past, and both faculty and students have distinguished themselves in numerous fields. The institution is a great asset for the state of Kansas.
Security’ is GOP code word for ‘fear’
January 28, 2006
Karl Rove said in a speech last week that this year’s midterm election will be about security. So you know it will be about fear.
Future uncertain for NASA 20 years after Challenger tragedy
January 28, 2006
After 20 years, the images remain seared into the nation’s consciousness like the Twin Towers on 9-11 and President Kennedy’s motorcade through Dallas.
Inhaled insulin may help reduce need for injections
FDA approves first variation of hormone since 1920s
January 28, 2006
The first inhalable version of insulin won federal approval Friday, giving millions of adult diabetics an alternative to some of the injections they now endure.
Skeleton coach asks USOC to reconsider
January 28, 2006
Embattled skeleton coach Tim Nardiello asked the U.S. Olympic Committee on Friday to reconsider its decision to deny him a credential for next month’s Turin Games, saying his team wants him to keep fighting.
Past glory has become elusive for Sosa
January 28, 2006
Sammy Sosa is said to have two offers to play baseball in Japan next season, but word is he’s not interested. Too bad. Now we’ll never get to hear him say, “I no longer am a gladiator. I’m a samurai.”
Wright the writer
KU freshman Julian Wright has so much creative energy, it spills off the basketball court and onto paper — as poetry
January 28, 2006
Julian Wright’s creativity does not stop on the basketball court. In fact, it’s not even the place his imagination began.
Paterno earns Camp award
January 28, 2006
Penn State coach Joe Paterno was selected the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s 2005 Coach of the Year on Friday.
Around and about
January 28, 2006
Myriam Bloom and Lynne Sauer, Lawrence, and Lauren Sanders, Wellsville, made the dean’s list for the 2005 fall semester at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. They received at least a 3.5 grade-point average.
Mayer: Dipper’s record will stand
January 28, 2006
Media-types keep babbling over the prospects that Kobe Bryant eventually will break Wilt Chamberlain’s pro-basketball record of 100 points in a game. Don’t bet the farm.
De Soto trips Baldwin; Eudora wins
Area high school basketball
January 28, 2006
Scott McElvain scored 24 points, and Andre Linzy added 14, propelling De Soto to a 76-63 high school boys basketball victory Friday over Baldwin.
Defending champ Bears await KU
Kansas women confident they’ll bounce back from K-State loss
January 28, 2006
Erica Hallman believes in the resiliency of Kansas University’s women’s basketball team.
Steelers get warm reception at pep rally
January 28, 2006
Jerome Bettis made a bold Super Bowl prediction to the thousands of Steelers fans who turned out in force Friday to honor the AFC champions.
Tough enough
After a car accident claimed the life of his grandmother and seriously injured his mom, KU sophomore Darnell Jackson has found strength in faith, family and teammates
January 28, 2006
Darnell Jackson is a story of strength.
Lawrence Datebook
January 28, 2006
TODAY: Kansas Horse Council Annual Meeting, events all day including educational seminars, dinner and art auction, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.
Fort Riley undergoing face-lift
January 28, 2006
Try to enter this historic post on any given day, and the wait could be lengthy.
Kansas to launch genetic counseling program
January 28, 2006
In the growing medical area of genetic counseling, Kansas is far behind.
Points a problem for FSHS
January 28, 2006
They had seen him hit it hundreds of times.
Keegan: Enjoy ‘em now
Put predictions aside for KU’s freshmen
January 28, 2006
Once upon a time, half the fun in watching talented freshman college basketball players came in closing your eyes and trying to peer into the future.
Students, colleagues recall longtime LHS teacher’s ‘experience’
January 28, 2006
During his three-decade career at Lawrence High School, English teacher Art Sloan was known for his wit, his passion - and for the inspiration he provided students.
Wives used as ‘leverage’ in Iraq
Documents show Army seized women to coax insurgents to surrender
January 28, 2006
The U.S. Army in Iraq has at least twice seized and jailed the wives of suspected insurgents in hopes of “leveraging” their husbands into surrender, U.S. military documents show.
Aaron Spelling’s ex-nurse files sexual harassment suit
January 28, 2006
A nurse who was sued by TV producer Aaron Spelling last year for allegedly violating a confidentiality agreement has filed a lawsuit claiming he sexually harassed her.
Andersen tossed from league
January 28, 2006
New Orleans Hornets forward Chris Andersen was dismissed and disqualified from the NBA on Friday for violating the league’s drug policy. Andersen must wait two years before he can apply for reinstatement, the league said. Andersen, 27, averaged 5.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in 32 games this season.
NU’s McCray suspended
January 28, 2006
Joe McCray has been suspended indefinitely from the Nebraska basketball team, coach Barry Collier said Friday. McCray was suspended for violating team rules, Collier said, but the coach wouldn’t discuss which rules were broken.
ISU’s Stinson has Kansas’ attention
Cyclones guard has scored 27 points in three straight contests entering today’s game
January 28, 2006
Just like Missouri’s Thomas Gardner, who dropped 40 on Kansas University’s shell-shocked defense earlier this season, Iowa State’s Curtis Stinson is capable of putting up points in a hurry.
Peephole discovery worries KU student
January 28, 2006
For weeks, Heather Yates thought the dark spot on the bathroom mirror in her new apartment was just a smudge. But this week she made a disturbing find.
Down with Brown
Senior guard’s gritty, tough temperament earns respect of Henrickson
January 28, 2006
Kaylee Brown staggered backward, dazed and in obvious pain after head-to-head contact with an opposing player.
Man’s best friend stands test of time, study says
KU professor sees long link between dogs, humans
January 28, 2006
The man was buried in Sweden with a dog laid out across his legs.
Every dog has its year
Lunar New Year brings different customs, time for reflection
January 28, 2006
Jun Fu may not look like it, but she’s a rabbit.
Protest aims to ‘save the wave’
Parents, students rally in support of crossing guard’s friendly gesture
January 28, 2006
A group of parents and children rallied Friday in support of a school crossing guard who’s been asked to tone down her friendly waving.
Semi-sweet
Free State rides defense into tournament finale
January 28, 2006
A strong defensive showing by the Free State High girls basketball team led to a last-second, 45-44 victory Friday over Kansas City Sumner Academy in a thrilling semifinal game at the Firebird Winter Classic.
Bluster won’t end Iran threat
January 28, 2006
Iran’s decision to remove the U.N. seals on its nuclear research facilities has made obvious the failure of European attempts to cajole the mullahs into giving up their atomic dreams. The only thing the Europeans did was buy time for the Iranians to better camouflage and defend their research and production sites.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
January 28, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.19 at several gas stations throughout town. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Bryant’s encore: 30 in victory
January 28, 2006
Kobe Bryant followed his 81-point performance with a mere 30, turning it on when the Lakers needed him most.
How should I handle disagreements with my pastor?
January 28, 2006
The truth stands alone, regardless of our take on it. Undertaking life’s journey as a family community.
Hilton not so horrific
Cyclones have lost four home games already this year
January 28, 2006
Hilton Coliseum’s reputation as one of the toughest places in the country for opponents to play has taken a hit this season.