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House approves $610 million school finance bill
March 24, 2006
The Kansas House today approved a $610 million, three-year school finance plan crafted by Democrats and a group of Republicans who bolted from their leaders.
Compost giveaway completed
March 24, 2006
Gardeners have responded in force to Lawrence’s annual compost giveaway, depleting the supply this morning.
School spending plan gets House OK, logjam may be clearing
March 24, 2006
A plan to phase in a $610 million increase in aid to public schools over three years won tentative approval in the House early Friday morning after almost eight hours of debate.
Utility pole replacement to occur on Kasold Dr.
March 24, 2006
Work by Westar Energy contractors will divert the northbound lanes of Kasold Dr., from 22nd Terr. to Augusta beginning at 11a.m. today.
Chilly wind and sun leads to weekend warming trend
March 24, 2006
It’s chilly out there this morning, but the cold snap is nearly over.
Suspect faces second HIV exposure charge
March 24, 2006
A second woman in Douglas County has come forward to allege that the same Lawrence man knowingly exposed her to HIV.
Lawrence datebook
March 24, 2006
58 killed in bombings, other violence
March 24, 2006
The U.S. military spokesman in Iraq asserted Thursday that major violence is largely confined to just three of the country’s 18 provinces, but fighting there raged on with at least 58 people killed in execution-style slayings, bombings and gunbattles.
House advances stem cell alternatives plan
March 24, 2006
Legislators who view embryonic stem cell research as human cloning won first-round approval Thursday in the House for a proposal to encourage alternatives in finding cures for diseases.
County clerk’s office gets updated look
March 24, 2006
The Douglas County clerk’s office has a new, modern look.
Woman resurfaces after 10 years
March 24, 2006
The decadelong disappearance of a woman who resurfaced this week after running away as a 14-year-old has baffled police and neighbors in this western Pennsylvania town.
People in the news
March 24, 2006
¢ Doherty pleads guilty, kicks reporter in arm ¢ Cruise furniture-hopping again
Human capital
March 24, 2006
To the editor: Lawrence is a good community, a community of citizens.
Shameful killing
March 24, 2006
To the editor: Yet another shameful misdeed may be chalked up for the Americans who are occupying Iraq.
Toddler inspires adoption bias
March 24, 2006
In my business, it’s only fair to acknowledge a bias. My bias is named Ruthie.
Darfur funds
March 24, 2006
To the editor: Although I was heartened by the light shed by both Trudy Rubin’s column on the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan and Richard R. Stumbo’s letter outlining possible NATO intervention to stop the slaughter, I am still perplexed about the financial support provided to this genocidal regime by a wide array of public pension and retirement funds.
Hidden guns
March 24, 2006
To the editor: The Kansas Legislature has overridden the governor’s veto and passed the “conceal and carry law,” allowing people to carry concealed handguns.
Helping hands
March 24, 2006
To the editor: It seems that all of the news we read and hear these days comes from the west side of Massachusetts and south of 15th Street.
Security at stake
March 24, 2006
To the editor: This is in response to Leonard Pitts’ March 18 column about what the people of tomorrow will think of us today.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
March 24, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for March 24, 1906: “Atty. Gen. Hadley of Missouri has practically won his ouster suit against the Standard Oil Co. He has gotten Standard to admit most of the charges against it and Big Oil has much to answer for.”
Old home town - 25 years ago today
March 24, 2006
The Kansas Senate Transportation Committee favorably recommended for full Senate action a bill to require safety restraints for small children riding in motor vehicles. The measure had been introduced and pushed by Rep. Jessie Branson, D-Lawrence.
Florida school-choice ruling disrupts lives
March 24, 2006
hat Florida’s teachers unions consider a menace, and what Florida’s Supreme Court considers an affront to the state’s Constitution, weighs 105 pounds, smiles shyly, speaks softly and wants to be a nurse. Octavia Lopez, 17, an 11th-grader at Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School in the heart of this polyglot city, was enabled to come to this school because of the smallest of three school-choice programs enacted under Gov. Jeb Bush.
Horoscopes
March 24, 2006
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Lawrence officials join opposition to Tonganoxie turnpike interchange
Leavenworth County opponents say road would create deathtrap
March 24, 2006
City of Lawrence officials and Leavenworth County residents Thursday voiced opposition to the Kansas Turnpike Authority’s proposed interchange near Tonganoxie.
Kansas congressmen propose sanctions on ‘deadbeat’ parents
March 24, 2006
Two Kansas congressmen are sponsoring a bill to revoke the passports of parents who fall more than $5,000 behind in child support payments.
State support for higher education at low point
March 24, 2006
Kansas University may be spending more to educate students, but that’s not thanks to state support.
Unions agree to meet over contested jobs law
March 24, 2006
Demonstrators hurled chunks of concrete at police, who responded by filling a picturesque Paris square with tear gas Thursday as protest marches over a contested jobs law erupted into violence.
Pitching unsettled for LHSFSHS
March 24, 2006
The aluminum bats will be pinging. The leather will be flashing. Still to be determined is whether either of the two city high school baseball teams will have enough pitching to make those two things matter.
Memphis ends Bradley’s run
March 24, 2006
Rodney Carney counts on his first dunk of a game igniting his teammates’ intensity.
Zags collapse; Bruins advance
March 24, 2006
Adam Morrison was spread out on the floor in tears while UCLA players danced in celebration around him.
Bautista sparkles for Royals
March 24, 2006
Denny Bautista and three relievers combined for a rare two-hitter in spring training, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Diego Padres, 7-0, on Thursday.
Cubs’ Lee a hit in return
Rockies’ Helton remains hot
March 24, 2006
Two of baseball’s best first basemen had reason to be encouraged Thursday. Derrek Lee looked healthy at the plate, and Todd Helton added to his big spring.
UT wins at buzzer
Duke done; ‘Horns elite
March 24, 2006
Kenton Paulino beat West Virginia at its own game, hitting a three-pointer as time expired to give Texas a 74-71 victory over the Mountaineers on Thursday night in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
LSU, ‘Big Baby’ send Blue Devils packing
Duke done; ‘Horns elite
March 24, 2006
No need for LSU and Big Baby to cry in this NCAA Tournament. The Tigers left the tears for J.J. Redick.
Patriots, Shockers relish tourney run
March 24, 2006
Laughing all the way, George Mason coach Jim Larranaga is having a grand ol’ time at the NCAA Tournament.
Woodling: KU not hog wild for series
March 24, 2006
Boy, am I relieved. Now that the Kansas Legislature is well on its way to passing a law to ban the hunting of undomesticated pigs, we can all breathe easier because we’ll no longer have to worry about porkers poking into our petunias.
Set sights on whites for spring
March 24, 2006
After years of throwing at shoppers every bright color they could concoct, fashion designers are declaring spring a more peaceful and tranquil season.
State court to consider legality of charging DNA
Crime lab error led to groundbreaking cases
March 24, 2006
The Kansas Supreme Court has been asked to consider whether it’s legal to charge a defendant’s DNA with a crime in a case that could have national implications.
Teen pleads guilty to threat charge in tainted drink case
March 24, 2006
A high school student accused of trying to poison his teacher’s drink pleaded guilty Wednesday to one felony count of making a criminal threat.
Scouts to launch annual food drive
March 24, 2006
Scouts from the Pelathe District will begin their annual Scouting for Food Drive on Saturday.
Convict pleads guilty to threatening leaders
March 24, 2006
A former inmate at the Shawnee County Jail has pleaded guilty to mailing threatening letters from the jail to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and President Bush.
Participants needed to keep parks clean
March 24, 2006
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is looking for groups to assist with its Adopt-a-Park program.
Kindergarten roundup dates announced
March 24, 2006
Lawrence parents whose children will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 are encouraged to join this year’s kindergarten roundup to meet teachers, introduce their children to school and begin enrollment.
K-State taps controversial Huggins
March 24, 2006
Bob Huggins is apologizing to no one. “I don’t think I’m a bad guy,” he deadpanned.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
March 24, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.39 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
House begins school finance debate
Initial plan calls for 3-year, $610 million increase
March 24, 2006
A plan to phase in a $610 million increase in aid to public schools over three years won tentative approval in the House early Friday morning after almost eight hours of debate.
Bodies of man, two daughters found in car in Tennessee
March 24, 2006
A man wanted on rape charges committed suicide Thursday morning after his car was approached by police, and his two young daughters were found dead in the back seat, authorities said.
Concealed guns approved
House joins Senate in overriding veto; permits expected to be issued in January
March 24, 2006
“Lock and load,” joked Rep. Paul Davis, a Democrat from Lawrence.
Area legislators comment on concealed carry law
March 24, 2006
Court directs billions more to NYC schools
March 24, 2006
A state appeals court on Thursday ordered Gov. George Pataki and lawmakers to spend at least $4.7 billion more per year on New York City schools, saying current funding levels violated the state Constitution.
Katrina evacuees score poorly on exams
March 24, 2006
Young Hurricane Katrina evacuees living in Texas scored considerably worse on a statewide standardized exam than Texas children, and thousands of them could be held back.
Senate OKs bill to require DNA from abortions
March 24, 2006
Doctors performing abortions on girls younger than 13 years old would be required to preserve a sample of the fetal tissue for law enforcement under a bill passed by the Senate on Thursday.
Minister shot to death; wife suspected
March 24, 2006
A popular and charismatic Tennessee minister was found shot to death in his parsonage, and authorities labeled his wife a suspect after she and the couple’s three young daughters were found Thursday in Alabama after a daylong search.
Penn will pay tuition for lower-income students
March 24, 2006
The University of Pennsylvania said Thursday that it will pay tuition and room and board for students whose families earn less than $50,000 a year.
State cracking down on drunks in bars
March 24, 2006
Get fall-down drunk in a Texas bar and it may cost more than a bruised backside. Try $500 or a few hours in jail.
Search expands for missing boys
March 24, 2006
Quadrevion “Dre” Henning and Purvis Virginia Parker had spent most of Sunday morning playing outside, but they weren’t ready to kick back and watch TV.
Lawrence businesses grapple with how to handle gun law
March 24, 2006
First, Lawrence businesses went smoke-free. Now they’ll have to decide whether to become gun-free.
Mavs fall in shootout
Nowitzki’s 51 not enough for Dallas
March 24, 2006
This time it was Jason Richardson’s turn to hit a buzzer-beater to help Golden State shock Dallas.
MU search committee drops three
Link, Sundvold, Moccia told they’re not needed to find Snyder’s replacement as coach
March 24, 2006
Three members of a committee looking for a new men’s basketball coach at Missouri reportedly have been told their services are no longer needed.
Love, Furyk fire 65s, lead at TPC
Woods returns after visiting ailing father, opens with 72
March 24, 2006
Slipping on a rain jacket under a cool, gray sky Thursday only enhanced the warm feelings Davis Love III has at The Players Championship.
American man dies in fire on cruise ship
March 24, 2006
A fire apparently started by a cigarette broke out aboard a giant cruise ship early Thursday as it sailed through the moonlit Caribbean, leaving one passenger dead, 11 people injured and at least 100 rooms scorched.
Japan to freeze loans to China over relations
March 24, 2006
Japan said Thursday it was freezing its loans to China through the end of this month because of worsening relations between the two nations who have increasingly become economic rivals.
Pope, cardinals discuss hot topics at meeting
March 24, 2006
Pope Benedict XVI convened the College of Cardinals on Thursday for the first time since his election, asking for advice on relations with Islam and reconciling with an ultraconservative group whose bishops were excommunicated nearly 20 years ago.
China: New York Times case handled legally
March 24, 2006
China’s government insisted Thursday that it is properly handling a detained Chinese researcher for The New York Times, following complaints that he is still being held despite a decision to drop state secrets charges against him.
Police storm rally, arrest 200 protesters
March 24, 2006
Police stormed a protest rally against the re-election of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko early today, arresting about 200 demonstrators.
Fishermen search for 127 feared dead
March 24, 2006
Fishermen searched the seas off Cameroon on Thursday for 127 people feared dead after a ferry sank.
Police: Missing teen may have used drugs
March 24, 2006
Aruban police are reportedly looking into the possibility that the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway could be linked to alcohol or drugs, according to a report Thursday by CBS.
Authorities: Bus that crashed wasn’t licensed
March 24, 2006
The bus that crashed down a mountainside in Chile, killing 12 elderly American tourists, was not certified by local authorities to carry passengers and its operator was not among the tour groups vetted by the cruise ship, authorities said Thursday.
UMKC authorities investigating hazing
March 24, 2006
A coed professional fraternity at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is under investigation after allegations of hazing.
U.S., British forces free activists
March 24, 2006
Without firing a shot, U.S. and British forces stormed a house Thursday and freed three Christian peace activists who were bound but unguarded, ending a four-month hostage ordeal that saw an American in the group killed and dumped along a railroad track.
A-list celebrities get into voiceover act
March 24, 2006
“Bright. Crisp. Clean. Pure,” says the silky smooth, perfectly masculine voice on the beer commercial. “This is Budweiser. THIS is beer.”
Yahoo to show ‘60 Minutes’
March 24, 2006
Yahoo Inc. and CBS Corp. have signed a deal to bring video from CBS’s popular “60 Minutes” program to Yahoo’s Web sites, beginning this fall.
Mortgage rates dip
March 24, 2006
Rates on 30-year mortgages, which had jumped to the highest level in 2 1/2 years, edged down for a second straight week.
PlayStation 3 ready to go head-to-head
March 24, 2006
Sony offered up a few fresh details this week about its forthcoming video game console, the PlayStation 3, but the company remained quiet about what hard-core gamers really want to know: how much the device will cost and what games will be available to play on it.
Commodities
March 24, 2006
Home buyers should attend inspection
March 24, 2006
Home buyers always should ask to accompany their inspector, because the inspection provides a great opportunity to learn more about the property they plan to purchase.
Software maker adjusts leadership
Company reorganizes after Windows delay
March 24, 2006
Microsoft Corp. announced a shake-up Thursday of the unit that includes its flagship Windows operating system, two days after the company admitted it wouldn’t have its next consumer version of Windows ready for the holiday season as planned.
State exports hit record $6.7B
Lawrence’s MartinLogan working to expand business with China
March 24, 2006
Kansas businesses exported a record $6.72 billion in products and services last year, reflecting an expanding economy and opportunistic businesses.
Couple ordered deported in worker conspiracy
March 24, 2006
A couple who pleaded guilty to conspiring to bring illegal foreign workers to the United States will be deported, a U.S. district judge said.
Wichita community, police respond to homicides, blight
March 24, 2006
Two shootings on the same night within a mile of each other in one of Wichita’s most dangerous neighborhoods have police and residents saying enough is enough.
Correction
March 24, 2006
Sunflower Broadband’s channel 93 did not air NCAA Tournament games on Thursday night. Channel 93 provided feeds of first and second round games but KCTV decided to not offer a third feed for the Sweet 16. The CBS games will appear on channels 5 and 13, but not channel 93.
Young Chargers squad answers call
March 24, 2006
The 2005 offseason never allowed Regan Erickson to get too comfortable.
KU rowing canceled
March 24, 2006
Kansas University rowing’s dual Thursday against SMU was canceled because of high winds on White Rock Lake in Dallas. The match will not be rescheduled. The Jayhawks still will travel Saturday to Austin, Texas, to take on Texas.
KU baseball postponed; twinbill slated Saturday
March 24, 2006
Because of inclement weather, tonight’s scheduled Kansas University-Nebraska baseball game has been postponed.
Summer film hype fades to a buzz
March 24, 2006
Buzz, buzz, buzz. That’s the sound that bees and movie fans make in the spring. And for the same reason - they’re both anticipating the summer.
Friendly environs: KU architecture students build Earth-minded home
March 24, 2006
It’s not what one would expect in a prefabricated home. A movable wall. Bamboo floors. Walls made almost entirely of glass.
Fire damages family’s home east of Eudora
March 24, 2006
A family that lives about one mile east of Eudora escaped without any injuries Thursday evening from a house fire.
Study: Demand up for artificial joints
March 24, 2006
As Americans live longer, exercise more and become increasingly obese, the number of artificial joints that will be needed to replace damaged knees will jump 673 percent by 2030 to 3.48 million a year, according to a new study.
Daily ticker
March 24, 2006
A fantastic finish
Elusive state title caps senior’s stellar career
March 24, 2006
The Class 4A state wrestling tournament served as a personal house of horrors for Neil Erisman during his first three seasons at De Soto High.
Stadium question
How much are proposed stadium improvements worth to non-sports fans in Kansas City, Mo.?
March 24, 2006
What will be the next goodie dangled in front of Kansas City, Mo., voters to try to entice them to vote in favor of added taxes to pay for massive overhauls at Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums?
Self says Huggins good for KSU
March 24, 2006
New Kansas State basketball coach Bob Huggins held his introductory news conference Thursday in Bramlage Coliseum, jokingly referred to as “Allen Fieldhouse West.”
In a split second
A cancer diagnosis suddenly altered his priorities. Now friends are banding together to help Split Lip Rayfield’s fighting frontman.
March 24, 2006
When Kirk Rundstrom is well enough to write his next song, he’ll have plenty to say.
House rejects amendment limiting eminent domain to only public uses
March 24, 2006
A proposed constitutional amendment to protect property rights failed Thursday in the House, but members weren’t through trying to prevent Kansans from being forced to sell their homes and businesses.
On the record
March 24, 2006
Hannah’ a sitcom for ‘tweens
March 24, 2006
Viewers afraid that they just don’t make sitcoms like they used to should check out “Hannah Montana” (8:30 p.m., Disney). Of course, that advice is a double-edged sword.
Two-day festival to celebrate joys of reading
March 24, 2006
Imagine a new, two-day festival for Lawrence that would be all about books, reading and writers.