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Oh, brother! Competitive spirit drives Tongie’s talented playmaker
March 25, 2006
Ali Pistora may have won this year’s All-Area Girls Basketball Player of the Year award, but it’s not the award the Tonganoxie High junior cherishes most.
Keating backing Bruins
KU official’s son, Kerry, is aide on UCLA staff
March 25, 2006
Work prevented Larry Keating from joining his wife and two daughters today in the Oakland (Calif.) Arena stands.
On the record
March 25, 2006
Simons: State needs comprehensive strategy on education funding
March 25, 2006
A headline in Friday’s Journal-World stated, “State support for higher education at low point.”
6-year-old on the mend after struggle with cancer
March 25, 2006
Last week, Christian Faulkner, 6, spent four days at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
School ties keep soldier in step with young Iraqis
March 25, 2006
Sgt. Joey Kean was in Iraq. His Humvee was surrounded and cut off.
Classrooms are on the front line in Iraq
March 25, 2006
The day began like any other at Dijla Primary School in Baghdad’s posh Mansour district.
No pardon necessary for Rosa Parks
March 25, 2006
Sometimes, I wonder about the white man.
Shared responsibility
The state and university officials have a shared responsibility to provide the maintenance necessary to protect state-owned buildings.
March 25, 2006
“You can pay me now, or pay me later,” the saying goes.
Horoscopes
March 25, 2006
For Saturday, March 25
Video brings reality of war home for father
March 25, 2006
No matter how many times he watches it, Lary Trowbridge can’t help but shake his head in amazement.
Are people who have died watching over us all?
March 25, 2006
Eudora’s Heitzman sets U.S. record
March 25, 2006
Eudora’s Paul Heitzman set a U.S. record in the men’s over-75 3,000-meter race Friday at the USA Masters Track and Field Championships in Boston.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
March 25, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.36 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
James nets 36, propels Cavs
March 25, 2006
LeBron James scored 36, leading Cleveland to a 94-82 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night, moving the Cavaliers closer to their first playoff berth in eight years. James added eight assists and seven rebounds and put the finishing touches on the win with three sparkling plays in the final minute.
Commentary: Huggins hiring might haunt K-State
March 25, 2006
The ink barely had dried on Bob Huggins’ new contract when Kansas State officials were offered a rare glimpse of what they were getting themselves into.
House approves eminent domain bill after debating blight and crime
March 25, 2006
Frustration with gangs, crack dealers and slum lords wasn’t enough to make House members back away Friday from key provisions in a bill designed to protect Kansans from being forced by government to sell their homes and businesses.
Despite plea deal, state wants priest to remain confined
March 25, 2006
When he admitted five years ago that he had molested altar boys in the 1980s, a former Catholic priest did so under an agreement that the state would not seek to keep him confined after he did his time in prison.
Staff aces strut their stuff
Big Unit, Schmidt turn in strong outings as opening day nears
March 25, 2006
Randy Johnson and Jason Schmidt were among the half dozen opening-day pitchers who put together strong starts Friday with the regular season a little more than a week away.
Thousands rally across nation for immigrant rights
March 25, 2006
Thousands of people across the country protested Friday against legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants, with demonstrators in cities such as Los Angeles, Phoenix and Atlanta staging school walkouts, marches and work stoppages.
Judge denies Bonds’ bid to freeze book profits
March 25, 2006
A judge denied Barry Bonds’ bid to block the authors and publishers from making money on a book claiming the San Francisco Giants slugger used steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, and said Bonds’ suit against them had little chance of success.
Wood gunning for K.C. rotation
March 25, 2006
Mike Wood is eager to learn whether his stellar spring has earned him a place in the Kansas City Royals’ rotation or whether he will begin the season in the bullpen.
Another road test ahead at NU
Huskers last foe before Jayhawks return to Hoglund
March 25, 2006
Wintry weather forced Kansas University’s baseball squad to play a doubleheader today against No. 2-ranked Nebraska.
Royals still unsure when Greinke will return
March 25, 2006
The Kansas City Royals will start the season without Zack Greinke, and it remains uncertain when he will return.
House rejects ban on human-animal hybrids
March 25, 2006
A proposed ban on creating human-animal hybrids died Friday when the House cut the heart out of a bill and ended debate early on the issue.
Waterline work to disrupt downtown
March 25, 2006
If it’s spring, it’s time to tear up downtown streets and replace the underground waterlines.
President optimistic about Cabinet; 51 die in violence
March 25, 2006
Iraq’s president issued a highly optimistic report Friday on progress among politicians trying to hammer out the shape of a new unity government. At least 51 more people, including two U.S. soldiers, were reported dead in rampant violence.
Christian convert may be freed soon
March 25, 2006
An Afghan judge held firm Friday in the face of international demands to reconsider the charges against an Afghan man who faces a possible death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity - and reports emerged that the man might be freed soon.
Former seaman gets four years for killing Navy shipmate in 1968
March 25, 2006
A former Navy seaman who killed his shipmate nearly 40 years ago was sentenced Friday to four years in prison.
Plane crashes into tire factory, killing five
March 25, 2006
A plane crashed into the side of a tire factory Friday in southern Ecuador, killing five of the 14 people aboard, police said.
Society calendar
March 25, 2006
Around and about
March 25, 2006
Scouting news
March 25, 2006
4-H News
March 25, 2006
Club news
March 25, 2006
Chieftains boss works magic with young squad
March 25, 2006
After losing four starters from a team that reached the Class 4A state tournament last year, Tonganoxie High girls basketball coach Randy Kraft wasn’t worried one bit about how his team would fare this season.
J-W society section to feature ‘Couples’
March 25, 2006
The Journal-World’s Saturday Society Section will soon introduce a new feature. We’re calling it “Couples.”
Walking the line
Ministry calls KU grad who held tight to faith throughout careers in law and the military
March 25, 2006
Oliver Lee spent years touring the world as a U.S. Marine, a Green Beret and as an intelligence officer for the U.S. State Department.
Ichiro has new outlook after Japan’s WBC win
March 25, 2006
Ichiro Suzuki returned to the Seattle Mariners a changed man.
Firebird pitchers stingy
Blankenship, Heitshusen shut out BVNW
March 25, 2006
Travis Blankenship and Scott Heitshusen combined on a three-hit shutout, and Free State High opened its baseball season Friday with a 2-0 victory over Blue Valley Northwest.
A&M nemesis next for KU
Aggies solid foe as Big 12 season begins
March 25, 2006
Memories of last year’s meltdown may help Kansas University’s softball team this weekend.
UConn the better Huskies
Late three forces OT; foul-happy Washington fades
March 25, 2006
Connecticut was as careless as a top seed can be - and got away with it.
Nova escapes in OT
Foye, Wildcats deliver as Eagles collapse
March 25, 2006
All eyes have been on Villanova’s sensational guards the entire season.
Boo Shock
Geo. Mason shuts down cold-shooting Wichita State
March 25, 2006
Lamar Butler dribbled out the final seconds of George Mason’s latest improbable victory, then dropped the ball and wagged eight fingers toward a TV camera.
Police dispatched to wrong house
March 25, 2006
A one-block mistake led to a rude awakening Friday morning.
KU merchandise stolen
March 25, 2006
Kansas University police are investigating the theft of more than $6,600 worth of athletic clothing from a storage trailer.
Gators great late
Florida topples Georgetown, 57-53
March 25, 2006
These Florida Gators thrive on balance. Naturally, it didn’t matter which one of their super sophomores got the chance at the game-winning basket.
Computer slowdown causes testing concern
March 25, 2006
Kansas school officials are concerned about the reliability of the scores of some of the 4,900 students who were taking tests online earlier this month when the computer system slowed to a crawl.
Correction
March 25, 2006
Jack Kemp, former vice presidential candidate for Bob Dole, will give the 2006 Vickers Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday at the Lied Center. The location was incorrect in Friday’s datebook.
Lawrence datebook
March 25, 2006
Man accused of trying to take patrol car
March 25, 2006
A man approached a police car early Friday at the scene of a traffic accident, climbed in and tried to drive it away, police said.
Free compost runs out
March 25, 2006
After picking up compost on Thursday and Friday morning, Lawrence residents have exhausted the city’s supply for its giveaway.
Forum to focus on teen drinking
March 25, 2006
For many students, drinking alcohol starts in junior high, not high school or college.
School spending plan gets House OK
Legislators uncertain how $610M, 3-year effort will be financed
March 25, 2006
The bosses did not get their way. Enough Republicans in the Kansas House ignored their own leaders and joined with Democrats to narrowly push through a school spending plan that supporters say will spread all-day kindergarten across the state, satisfy the Supreme Court and improve learning.
Kansas death penalty case back in court
March 25, 2006
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to rehear arguments before ruling on the constitutionality of a Kansas death penalty law pleased some officials who think that might increase its chances of being upheld after it was struck down by the state’s highest court.
Report: Russians tipped Saddam
But Pentagon says information may have been misleading
March 25, 2006
In his struggle to figure out and foil the American invasion plan as it was unfolding in late March and early April 2003, Saddam Hussein may have fielded a few tips from an old ally: the Russian government.
Nation confirms first bird cases of avian flu
March 25, 2006
Jordan confirmed its first cases of bird flu on Friday in domesticated turkeys north of the capital, finding that up to four of the birds had died of the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus.
Minister’s wife charged with murdering husband
March 25, 2006
A minister’s wife was charged Friday with shooting her husband to death in the parsonage in a crime that shocked the congregation and shattered the couple’s happy and loving image.
Surveillance program could have caught doctors’, lawyers’ calls
March 25, 2006
The National Security Agency could have legally monitored ordinarily confidential communications between doctors and patients or attorneys and their clients, the Justice Department said Friday of its controversial warrantless surveillance program.
Votes change before they’re recorded
March 25, 2006
The House record will show that Rep. Judy Morrison, R-Shawnee, voted for a $610 million, three-year school finance plan.
Love endures historic crash at TPC
First-round co-leader misses cut; Furyk remains on top
March 25, 2006
Davis Love III thought he had a chance to make history at The Players Championship. This wasn’t what anyone imagined - a two-time champion losing a share of the lead Friday until there was nowhere to go but home.
Student shocked by Taser in school
March 25, 2006
The mother of a 15-year-old high school student is considering legal options after her son was shocked by a stun gun while refusing to follow a police officer’s commands and resisting arrest.
Abortion law opponents launch petition drive
March 25, 2006
Opponents of South Dakota’s new ban on nearly all abortions began a petition drive Friday to let voters decide its fate.
Family buries remains of WWII airman
March 25, 2006
A World War II airman whose frozen body was chipped out of a California glacier last fall was laid to rest Friday in his hometown of Brainerd, more than six decades after the young man disappeared during a training flight.
Arizona issues warrant for snowbound couple
March 25, 2006
Arizona authorities have brought drug charges against a couple who were rescued with four family members from their snowbound motor home this week in Oregon.
Dixie Chicks return to country radio
March 25, 2006
Country radio may be ready to make nice with the Dixie Chicks.
People in the news
March 25, 2006
¢ West to be main attraction at Stockholm Jazz Festival ¢ Drew Lachey’s wife gives birth to their daughter ¢ Randy Quaid sues for more ‘Brokeback Mountain’ bucks
Missing from news shows: Real news
March 25, 2006
The news magazine “48 Hours Mystery” (9 p.m., today CBS) promises us yet more details about the police investigation into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.
Faith briefs
March 25, 2006
Stock markets edge higher despite mixed economic data
Home sales drop; factory orders up
March 25, 2006
Wall Street closed out the week with modest gains Friday, though trading was erratic as signs of a cooling housing market conflicted with signals of economic strength and left no real clue as to the Federal Reserve’s next move on interest rates.
Great illustration
March 25, 2006
To the editor: I want to thank Dave Penny and his band of anonymous businessmen for providing me as a biologist with one of those “teachable moments” I so love.
Anger, guns
March 25, 2006
To the editor: Some years ago, on a slippery winter day, I saw one car skid forward into another.
No joke
March 25, 2006
To the editor: Gary Watson’s letter to the editor March 22, what a joke!
Old home town - 100 years ago today
March 25, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for March 25, 1906: “Mrs. A.W. Lamb received a telegram this morning stating that her brother, Sam Elliott, died this morning in Leavenworth. He had been ill for some time and had a number of relatives here.”
Old home town - 40 years ago today
March 25, 2006
The federal government announced it had narrowed to six the probable sites for a $375 million atom-smasher project. The Lawrence-Eudora area, especially the region near Hesper south of Eudora, had been a semifinalist but was not included on the list of finalists. The odds were that a site near Chicago would be chosen (which it finally was).
Old home town - 25 years ago today
March 25, 2006
Sexually transmitted diseases headed a list of communicable diseases on the rise in Douglas County, a health official reported. A recently released Douglas County Health Department annual report for 1980 showed that the number of patients seen in its clinic for sexually transmitted diseases more than doubled in 1980 from 598 in 1979 to 1,580 for ‘80. “I was surprised at the number of patients seen for STDs,” said Kay Kent, health department director. “In 1980, there was probably more time spent on communicable diseases than I think at any time since I’ve been here.”
Wal-Mart’s move to organics could shake up retail world
March 25, 2006
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is throwing its weight behind organic products, a move that experts say could have the same lasting effect on environmental practices that Wal-Mart has had on prices by forcing suppliers and competitors to keep up.