Advertisement

Archive for Friday, March 3, 2006

All stories

Kemp named to Big 12 First Team
Hallman receives Honorable Mention honors
March 3, 2006
Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale was chosen Big 12 Coach of the Year while Baylor’s Sophia Young was honored as Big 12 Player of the Year, highlighting the 2005-06 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Conference Women’s Basketball Awards. Kansas University senior Crystal Kemp was voted to the 10-player First Team, while fellow Jayhawks Erica Hallman was named Honorable Mention.
River City Weekly: All about the Oscars
March 3, 2006
River City Weekly host Greg Hurd holds a panel discussion wth John Tibbetts, Jon Niccum, Loey Lockerby and Eric Melin to discuss this year’s Academy Awards.
Oscars chat with Jon Niccum, Journal-World Entertainment Editor
March 3, 2006
Journal-World “movie expert” Jon Niccum talks about past Academy Awards shows and the Academy’s blunders.
Woman accused of aiding escape will not post bond
March 3, 2006
The woman accused of helping a convicted murderer escape from prison will be spending at least a little more time behind bars herself, her attorney indicated Friday.
Cold and sunshine to start the day
March 3, 2006
Don’t let the clear skies and sun fool you — it’s cold out there.
16 Blocks’ travels familiar beat
March 3, 2006
The plot of “16 Blocks” seems vaguely familiar, like something from a ‘70s flick you might flip to on late-night cable.
Dog trainer’s bond set at $100K
March 3, 2006
A woman charged with helping a convicted killer escape from prison was returned Thursday to Kansas, where she made her first appearance in court.
Mortgage rates dip for second week
March 3, 2006
Rates on 30-year mortgages edged down slightly this week, the second consecutive decline, according to a nationwide survey of rates.
Study: Helping hands start early in humans
March 3, 2006
Oops, the scientist dropped his clothespin. Not to worry - a wobbly toddler raced to help, eagerly handing it back. The simple experiment shows the capacity for altruism emerges as early as 18 months of age.
Graffanino expects short stay in Boston
March 3, 2006
Tony Graffanino loves playing for the Boston Red Sox. Even his costly postseason error makes him want to stay.
School construction off to good, noisy start
March 3, 2006
Lockers slam. Students shout to other students across the hallway. Someone sings out loud.
New $10 bill finds security in color
March 3, 2006
“We the People” started getting a lot more circulation Thursday with the introduction of the new $10 bill.
Warfield among four Chiefs cuts
Stills, McCleon, Barber also released pending labor outcome
March 3, 2006
The Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday cut four players to get under the salary cap, and then stepped back and regrouped just like everybody else in the NFL.
Right to life
March 3, 2006
To the editor:
Insurgent attacks victimize civilians
March 3, 2006
Insurgency-related violence last year killed more than twice as many Iraqi civilians - 4,024 people - as Iraqi soldiers and police, according to government figures obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.
Lawrence Datebook
March 3, 2006
Today: Friday March 3, 2006
Tipster helps link slayings, defendants
March 3, 2006
Five people face criminal charges after a tipster who came forward in December helped authorities link a double homicide to a slaying nine months later.
Resting well
March 3, 2006
To the editor:
Murray’s three buries Bulls
Cavaliers take advantage of Hinrich’s missed freebie
March 3, 2006
LeBron James had the ball. Ronald Murray had the open look.
On the record
March 3, 2006
Law enforcement report
Harris caught in fallout from bribery scandal
March 3, 2006
U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris said Thursday she did not knowingly do anything wrong in her associations with a defense contractor who prosecutors say illegally funneled thousands of dollars to her campaign in 2004.
Federal mine rules, investigation criticized
March 3, 2006
Rescuers who helped pull victims out of the Sago and Aracoma mines criticized federal mine rules Thursday and said they were still waiting to be interviewed by government investigators who have not yet turned to them for insight into the January accidents.
Students suspended for viewing MySpace posting
March 3, 2006
A middle school student faces expulsion for allegedly posting graphic threats against a classmate on the popular MySpace.com Web site, and 20 of his classmates were suspended for viewing the posting, school officials said.
KU makes key hire in cancer research
March 3, 2006
Kansas University has filled a key position as it pushes forward to meet its goal of becoming a national leader in cancer research.
Presbyterian minister presides at gay weddings
March 3, 2006
A Presbyterian minister accused of marrying two lesbian couples in violation of the faith’s position on same-sex unions admitted Thursday that she officiated at the weddings, but said she was following both her conscience and the couples’ wishes.
Suspect in shooting gets public defender
March 3, 2006
The man charged in a deadly shooting last month outside a downtown nightclub made a brief court appearance Thursday under tight courtroom security.
Report blames Soviets in pope’s shooting
March 3, 2006
An Italian parliamentary commission has concluded “beyond any reasonable doubt” that the Soviet Union was behind the 1981 shooting of Pope John Paul II, the first time an official body has blamed the Kremlin for the failed assassination.
3 charged in bank theft make court appearances
March 3, 2006
Three Britons made their first court appearances Thursday on charges stemming from last month’s elaborate heist of $92 million from a cash depot in southeast London - one of the world’s largest bank thefts
Jayhawks preparing for home opener
March 3, 2006
t’s still winter, technically. But Lawrence’s unseasonably warm start to March is about to get even more spring-like thanks to the crackling of aluminum bats.
Senator optimistic about school finance
March 3, 2006
Sen. Derek Schmidt, majority leader of the Kansas Senate, participated in a World Online chat Thursday and expressed optimism that the state Supreme Court would accept a newly unveiled Senate school finance proposal.
Senate OKs renewal of refined Patriot Act
March 3, 2006
The Senate on Thursday gave its blessing to the renewal of the USA Patriot Act after adding privacy protections designed to strike a better balance between civil liberties and the government’s power to root out terrorists.
Congress likely to seek foreign transaction veto
March 3, 2006
Republicans and Democrats in Congress say they are all but certain to change the rules under which foreign companies can buy businesses in the United States as a result of the controversy over the sale of port terminal rights to a company controlled by the United Arab Emirates.
Study: Children’s TV includes violent acts
March 3, 2006
Children’s television is studded with violence, much of it darker and more realistic than when an anvil dropped on Wile E. Coyote’s head, a watchdog group reported Thursday.
Del Monte to buy Meow Mix Holdings
March 3, 2006
Del Monte Foods, one of the world’s biggest food distributors, said Thursday it had agreed to buy cat food maker Meow Mix Holdings for $705 million.
Palestinians warn of al-Qaida infiltration
March 3, 2006
South Africa on Thursday joined a growing list of countries inviting Hamas leaders for talks, raising Israeli concerns that the international front against the Islamic militants is crumbling.
Therapy helps stroke patients regain arm use
March 3, 2006
As long as five years after suffering a stroke, people were able to regain use of a weak arm when their strong arm was restrained during two weeks of intensive therapy, new research shows.
Space station partners agree on new schedule
March 3, 2006
NASA and its international partners agreed Thursday to a new construction schedule for the space station, with 16 shuttle flights needed to finish the job in the next four years.
Sex offender ordered to serve three years
March 3, 2006
A judge on Thursday ordered a registered sex offender to prison for a repeat offense involving an underage girl.
Government detains opposition candidate
March 3, 2006
Government security agents beat and detained an opposition presidential candidate Thursday, two weeks before Belarus has an election expected to keep authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko in power.
Federal marshals kill father in shootout
March 3, 2006
A man wanted on federal drug charges was killed and his 2-year-old son critically injured in a shootout with authorities at a small airport, officials said.
Lousy situation
March 3, 2006
To the editor:
Remember Tibet
March 3, 2006
To the editor:
Two hit by Jeep recovering from injuries
March 3, 2006
Two people struck and injured by an errant Jeep Cherokee are now recuperating, though one remains hospitalized.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
March 3, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for March 3, 1906: “Efforts are under way for more purification of flour which can have poisonous effects when too much bleaching process is involved. Whiteness of the flour is no indication of its quality or safety, we are told.
Officials take more time to evaluate city manager
March 3, 2006
City commissioners are taking some extra time to review the performance of City Manager Mike Wildgen.
Iowa State uses surge to blow past Colorado
March 3, 2006
Iowa State scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to beat Colorado, 56-46, Thursday night.
Kansas seeking revival
March 3, 2006
Kansas University’s softball team will be hoping to bounce back when the Jayhawks compete this weekend in the Tulsa, Okla., Invitational.
U.S. to permit meat inspections
March 3, 2006
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said this week that the United States would accept Japan’s request for regular inspections of beef-processing plants even after U.S. beef imports resume.
Dubai firm faces U.S. purchase probe
March 3, 2006
Dubai International Capital LLC confirmed Thursday it faced investigation over its plans to buy a British precision-engineering company with plants in Georgia and Connecticut that make parts used in engines for military aircraft and tanks.
Police investigating report of rape
March 3, 2006
Police are investigating a 38-year-old woman’s report that she was raped during the weekend inside her central Lawrence home.
Old Home Town- 25 years ago
March 3, 2006
A detailed study of traffic safety in rural Douglas County recommended improvements intended to make roads and intersections safer. The study called for changes in speed limits, better pavement markings and intersections. Recent accidents had spurred the need for major changes, officials said.
Realistic words would be welcome on Iraq
March 3, 2006
When late in the spring of 1940, people of southeastern England flocked across the Channel in their pleasure craft and fishing boats to evacuate soldiers trapped on Dunkirk beaches, euphoria swept Britain. So Prime Minister Winston Churchill sternly told the nation: “We must be very careful not to assign to this deliverance the attributes of a victory. Wars are not won by evacuations.”
Lawrence students join Read Across America
March 3, 2006
More than 30 volunteers and hundreds of Lawrence school children joined others across the country to celebrate the Read Across America event Thursday.
President lifts state of emergency
March 3, 2006
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo lifted a week-old state of emergency today, after her security advisers assured her that the threat of a coup had eased.
Katrina underscores public’s frustration with government
March 3, 2006
President Bush vowed, “We are fully prepared.” Mike Brown barked orders. Weather experts warned of a killer storm. The behind-the-scenes drama, captured on videotape as Hurricane Katrina roared ashore, confirmed Americans’ suspicions of government leaders: They can run a good meeting, but little else.
Nuclear pact with India draws fire
Accord requires OK from Congress, 45-nation nuclear group
March 3, 2006
A landmark nuclear pact reached Thursday by President Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh faced tough scrutiny by Congress and international regulators amid concerns that it would allow India to expand its nuclear arsenal by hundreds of weapons.
Iraqi prime minister vows to fight ouster attempt
March 3, 2006
Iraq’s prime minister and his radical Shiite backers vowed Thursday to fight a bid by Sunni Arabs and Kurds to oust him, threatening to plunge the country into political turmoil, delay formation of a new government and undercut U.S. plans to begin withdrawing troops this year.
Bombing kills U.S. diplomat
Attack doesn’t stop Bush arrival today
March 3, 2006
A suicide bomber who was blocked from driving into the U.S. Consulate slammed instead into an American diplomat’s car Thursday, killing the envoy. The force of the blast on the eve of President Bush’s trip to Pakistan blew the U.S. vehicle into the grounds of a hotel.
Hallmark posts flat revenue
Kansas City-based company cites investments, sales of subsidiaries
March 3, 2006
Hallmark Cards Inc. reported consolidated revenues of $4.2 billion last year, a $200 million decline that the Kansas City, Mo.-based company attributed to the shedding of a portrait subsidiary and Crown Media’s international business.
Nurse gets life sentence
Victims’ family members emotional at hearing
March 3, 2006
A nurse who killed at least 29 patients was sent to prison for the rest of his life Thursday after his victims’ loved ones angrily branded him “vermin,” “garbage” and a “monster” who ruined lives and shattered their faith in the medical profession.
One of a kind
There quite likely never will be another broadcasting career quite like that of Max Falkenstien’s.
March 3, 2006
Nobody has analyzed the length and breadth of his feat better than the popular honoree himself - Max Falkenstien, who is completing 60 years as a noted, often-honored broadcaster for Kansas University athletics. He analyzed his last basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday night.
Tax loopholes can help brief homeowners
March 3, 2006
We purchased our home in January 2005 for $240,000, but now we are planning to move again later this year. If we net about $50,000 from the sale, would we owe taxes on the profit because we haven’t lived in the home for two of the past five years?
League extends free-agency deadline
Three-day delay announced; commissioner says ‘situation is as dire as dire can be’
March 3, 2006
A few hours after NFL owners voted to continue their standoff with the players union, the league extended its deadline for free agency by three days, putting off what threatened to become a mass purge of high-priced players from rosters.
New charge could mean death penalty for Robinson
March 3, 2006
Convicted serial killer John E. Robinson Sr., whose death sentences for killing two women are in constitutional limbo, is facing a new federal charge that could bring a death sentence of its own.
Anti-gay group plans to challenge new Missouri law on picketing
March 3, 2006
Members of a Kansas group known for their “God Hates Fags” placards say they’ll picket the weekend funeral of a Missouri soldier, setting up the first direct challenge of a new state law.
Films can unify as well as divide
March 3, 2006
So are you looking forward to the Academy Awards show Sunday night? Really? Can you name the five movies nominated for best picture? Have you seen any of them?
New series lacking ‘Conviction’
March 3, 2006
They’re young and good-looking. They sleep around. They make mistakes. They’re district attorneys. Did I mention they’re young and good-looking? They’re the characters on “Conviction” (9 p.m., NBC), the latest in a series of “Law & Order” spin-offs produced by Dick Wolf.
FEMA chief preparing for hurricane season
Congress members begin three-day tour of Gulf Coast cleanup efforts
March 3, 2006
The nation’s beleaguered disaster response agency is frantically trying to fill hundreds of vacant jobs as the next hurricane season looms less than three months away, top officials said Thursday.
K.C. rallies to tie Texas in exhibition opener
March 3, 2006
Mark Teixeira and Michael Young each hit an RBI single, and the Texas Rangers tied the Kansas City Royals, 5-5, in 11 innings Thursday.
County commissioners consider displaying government history
March 3, 2006
Douglas County Commissioner Charles Jones said he thinks about it every time he walks up the smooth but worn stairs of the 103-year-old courthouse at the corner of 11th and Massachusetts streets.
McCartneys seek end to seal hunt
March 3, 2006
Paul McCartney and his wife took to the frigid ice floes off the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday in a bid to halt Canada’s annual slaughter of weeks-old seal pups.
School discovers drugs on student
Prescription painkillers, antidepressants found in baggies in backpack
March 3, 2006
A Lawrence High School student has been suspended and faces possible criminal charges after being found carrying dozens of prescription painkillers and antidepressants in his backpack.
Center seeks $5M annually to fight cancer
March 3, 2006
The director of the Kansas Cancer Center on Thursday urged lawmakers to approve $5 million in annual funding to help the state attain national designation for comprehensive research and treatment.
Firebirds ready for challenge from Olathe East
March 3, 2006
Bryan Duncan is a positive guy. It’s nearly impossible to chat about his Free State High girls basketball team without the phrase “glass half-full” finding its way into the discussion.
Rumsfeld defends Iraq war
March 3, 2006
Even with recent sectarian violence pushing Iraq to the brink of civil war, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday said citizens there are safer than they were before the American-led invasion that removed Saddam Hussein from power.
Anime Invasion
Japanese cartoon and comic book culture celebrated in Lawrence
March 3, 2006
When Kristina Dobbs was a preschooler in the 1980s, she recalls being entranced by cartoon series such as “Transformers” and “Voltron: Defender of the Universe.”
Thomas, Sosa now unwelcome in Chicago
March 3, 2006
Between them, Frank Thomas and Sammy Sosa have hit 1,036 home runs. That is more than Mickey Mantle and Lou Gehrig hit combined.
Baldwin girls roll, Eudora girls tumble
March 3, 2006
Kelsey Verhaeghe erupted for 23 points, powering Baldwin to a 57-46 girls basketball victory Thursday at the Baldwin sub-state
Firebird rally falls just short
March 3, 2006
The Free State High boys basketball squad finished its season just as it had finished games all year - falling short after a late spurt.
KU leaders envision research megacomplex
480 acres bought decades ago get new life
March 3, 2006
A good mantra for those atop Mount Oread: “Go west, young man.”
Faulty farewell
K-State runs wild as Jayhawk seniors flop in home finale
March 3, 2006
Crystal Kemp had pregame jitters. Kaylee Brown had a bum ankle. Erica Hallman never found the range.
Woodling: Always giving the shaft
March 3, 2006
When it comes to mass quantities, I didn’t think anyone could top the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.
Horoscopes
March 3, 2006
For Friday, March 3
People in the news
March 3, 2006
Roker manages to keep it off - in company of celeb chefs
Bishops ask House members to ban concealed guns in churches
March 3, 2006
Three major Christian denominations Thursday asked to be spared the rod under legislation that would allow Kansans to carry concealed weapons.
New videotape shows La. governor assuring levees safe
March 3, 2006
In the hectic, confused hours after Hurricane Katrina lashed the Gulf Coast, Louisiana’s governor hesitantly but mistakenly assured the Bush administration that New Orleans’ protective levees were intact, according to new video obtained by The Associated Press showing briefings that day with federal officials.
Senators consider bill on child’s best interest in adoption cases
March 3, 2006
Last year, Jerrad Webb wanted to adopt his wife Kimberly’s two children from a former marriage. He soon found the law doesn’t allow a judge to consider what’s in the best interest of the children.
Senators propose $660M school plan
Critics question where money will come from
March 3, 2006
Senate leaders on Thursday proposed a $660 million school finance plan that attempts to improve public education and satisfy the Kansas Supreme Court, but it requires some effort from local school districts.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
March 3, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.10 at several locations in Lawrence. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Former Jayhawk to lead St. Pat’s Parade
March 3, 2006
Cliff McDonald, a longtime Lawrence resident and former Kansas University football and basketball player, will be the grand marshal of the 19th annual Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Kansas gets ‘F’ in mental health care
March 3, 2006
The National Alliance on Mental Illness has given Kansas an “F” for its public health care services for people with severe mental illnesses.
K-State highest priority
Still, Jayhawks happy for shot at Big 12 title
March 3, 2006
In his role as Kansas University basketball student assistant, Moulaye Niang is in close contact with the Jayhawk players each and every day.
Stingy ‘D’ helps UAB stun Memphis
March 3, 2006
The points just stopped coming for No. 3 Memphis - and so did the victories.
FDA issues guidelines to speed flu vaccines
March 3, 2006
Federal regulators published draft guidelines Thursday on ways to speed new flu vaccines to market for common winter influenza as well as an even deadlier strain of the virus, such as bird flu that has health officials worldwide worried about a pandemic.
New aides might help Bush
March 3, 2006
There’s an old political maxim that, when things get tough for presidents at home, they travel abroad.
Ms. Wheelchair candidate hopes to inspire Kansans with disabilities
March 3, 2006
Amanda Trei tries to be more than just a teacher to the children with disabilities in her special education classes at Hillcrest School.
Intense’ LHS shakes things up
March 3, 2006
A few steps away from a Lawrence High student wearing a Superman costume, Kristian Pope did his best hero impression at Thursday’s boys basketball sub-state game against Olathe North.
Lawrence cook films segment with ‘Today Show’ reporter
March 3, 2006
NBC News features reporter Mike Leonard doesn’t consider a grocery store the most interesting place.
Kansas basketball notebook
March 3, 2006
Big 12 Tourney info
Damon doubles, then departs
March 3, 2006
It was one and done for Johnny Damon, Dontrelle Willis and many major-league stars headed to the World Baseball Classic.