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Gunshots fired at Lawrence nightclub
May 14, 2006
Police responded to a suspected shooting at Last Call around 2 a.m. Sunday.
Horoscopes
May 14, 2006
Memorial placed on spot where pope was shot
May 14, 2006
A simple marble slab was placed Saturday in St. Peter’s Square on the spot where the late Pope John Paul II was shot in an assassination attempt 25 years ago.
American Idol’ finalists are hometown celebrities
May 14, 2006
¢ Hicks requests grits ¢ L.A. has ‘McPhever’ ¢ Yamin goes ‘Home’
After years of war, months of talks, Darfur braces for peace
May 14, 2006
It took six months of wrangling and a last-minute push by a top U.S. diplomat to negotiate a Darfur peace agreement - and it was signed only by Sudan’s government and the largest rebel group in the sprawling, arid region.
U.S. must keep diplomatic options open
May 14, 2006
The United States and Israel exercise absolute conventional military domination over the Middle East, but are bled by costly asymmetrical warfare. They must now pursue war by other means, through asymmetrical diplomacy and statecraft built on flexibility and open-ended tactics.
Senator’s budget candor not contagious
May 14, 2006
The hardest question any Washington reporter faces these days, whenever talking with voters outside the capital, is simply: Can I believe anything I’m told by those politicians in Washington - or by the press?
Mom-friendly cookbooks make great gift
May 14, 2006
Mother’s Day tributes can run to flowers, candy, reservations for favorite restaurants, offers to cook for her and other treats.
Sir Charles finds a new element
Outspoken Barkley sparks controversy, draws viewers and likes Kobe just fine
May 14, 2006
A night with Charles Barkley at TNT’s Studio J isn’t going to be an ordinary night.
Birds win back-to-back
Two in a row first for Baltimore in May
May 14, 2006
Now that they’ve got a winning streak to talk about, the Baltimore Orioles hope to parlay a lopsided victory over the Kansas City Royals into something far more significant.
Bonds remains at 713
May 14, 2006
It’s beginning to look as if Barry Bonds’ next milestone home run might have to wait until his team’s upcoming road trip.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
May 14, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.78 at BP Amoco, 19th and Haskell. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Phil Rosenthal still loves ‘Raymond’
May 14, 2006
If TV writing were meant to be a step up from being an out-of-work actor, Phil Rosenthal didn’t have such great luck at the outset. He labored on four shows in the early 1990s that failed to crack the two-year mark. (Do “Down the Shore,” “The Man in the Family,” “A Family for Joe” or “Baby Talk” ring any bells?)
Sexual violence in U.S. declining, survey finds
But picture more bleak on college campuses
May 14, 2006
Rapes and attempted rapes have declined in the United States, and sharply, over the past 30 years, according to the government’s most painstaking crime survey. A second big government tally finds the same trend but a gentler decline.
KU provost handing over reins
May 14, 2006
To David Shulenburger, the provost and executive vice chancellor’s post at Kansas University is like a suit you put on and never take off.
School subplots
Political posturing over the state’s new school finance plan is far from over.
May 14, 2006
The votes have been cast on a plan to fund K-12 education in Kansas, but it seems the political posturing still is in full swing.
Perfect Mother’s Day was right there all along
May 14, 2006
I am practicing creative visualization. I am imagining in my mind’s eye the perfect Mother’s Day. They say you can create what you want in life just by concentrating on it. And I hope they’re right - whoever they are - because the perfect Mother’s Day has eluded me for 24 years.
Nicest Moose you’ll meet
Eagle Bend’s Morris a peaceful presence
May 14, 2006
Lawrence High’s 1979 state-championship football team gathered for a 25-year reunion a couple of years ago, and when coach Bill Freeman looked at the autographs of all the players in attendance, one stood out.
One by one, children reunite with mother
May 14, 2006
An entire ocean separates Madeleine Sow from four of her children in Senegal. The separation is a mother’s sacrifice. Someday she hopes to celebrate Mother’s Day surrounded by all her children.
Musicians mix camping, tunes
May 14, 2006
Gary Tannen strummed the melody of an Irish folk song on his guitar and sang for his wife, Karen, and two of his friends.
Supreme Court faces summer deadline on blockbusters
May 14, 2006
Before ending a historic term, the Supreme Court must resolve some potential blockbuster cases involving the president’s wartime powers, capital punishment and political boundaries in Texas.
Thousands flee volcano’s slopes, fearing eruption
May 14, 2006
Thousands of people fled the fertile slopes of Indonesia’s most dangerous volcano Saturday as glowing lava oozed down the side and ash and rock spewed from the mountaintop, leading authorities to warn that an eruption could come soon.
Relationship buds from prom
May 14, 2006
About a year ago Pat Protasio and her husband, Chuck, flew to Jacksonville to watch Pat’s daughter Chelsea Quinn, 23, and her boyfriend Alex Baker, 24, graduate from the University of North Florida.
A difficult year for college presidents comes to a close
May 14, 2006
This year, college students aren’t the only ones ready for summer. The academic year that’s winding down has been one of the most contentious in recent memory, and a brutal one for college presidents. Several high-profile leaders including Harvard’s Lawrence Summers lost their jobs, while others are facing unprecedented crises, from hurricane recovery to the Duke lacrosse scandal.
Iron-Mom keeps Price family going
May 14, 2006
Please. For the love of Mom, find it in your heart to forgive Cindy Price. Seeing her stroll into a baseball game late can be an insult to die-hard fans, but c’mon. Let it slide.
Nigerian pipeline blast spurs probe
May 14, 2006
President Olusegun Obasanjo ordered stepped-up protection for pipelines after a gasoline blast killed up to 200 people, but Nigerians said impoverished villagers would keep tapping the pipes to pilfer fuel.
LeBron not gone yet
James notches 2nd playoff triple-double
May 14, 2006
LeBron James lifted the young boy, kissed his head and pulled the tiny child close. Cradling the 1-year-old in his rippling arms, Cleveland’s star carried his son off the court.
Damon ‘cool’ with Boss’ barbs
May 14, 2006
We’re all capable of reciting the lines by heart, every time George Steinbrenner gets ready to air out his team or the whipping boy of choice. The only new twist from The Boss this week was his chilly reference to “the third baseman” instead of calling out Alex Rodriguez by name.
A-Rod’s shot powers Yanks
May 14, 2006
Even without Hideki Matsui and Gary Sheffield, the New York Yankees have plenty of power. They’re getting some pretty good pitching these days, too.
KU rowers in ‘C’ final
May 14, 2006
Kansas University’s first varsity eight boat placed second on Saturday during first-day competition at the Aramark South/Central Region Sprints.
Costner 26th at tourney
May 14, 2006
Kansas University junior Amanda Costner finished in a tie for 26th on Saturday at the NCAA Central Regional tournament at Traditions Golf Course.
Bacchus, Battle second
May 14, 2006
Kansas University’s Charisse Bacchus placed second in the long jump on Saturday at the Big 12 championships at Baylor University’s track.
Jayhawks settle for split
Early deficit keeps KU from sweep at Classic
May 14, 2006
Two games, two different outcomes. And a chance at the holiest of hits - the grand slam - might’ve made the difference in both of them. KU sophomore John Allman smacked a seventh-inning bases-loaded home run in the first game Saturday, breaking a tie and leading the Jayhawks to an 11-5 victory over Bradley.
Biffle avoids mishaps, busts slump
Driver holds off late charge from Gordon, wins Saturday at Darlington Raceway
May 14, 2006
Greg Biffle finally snapped the streak of bad luck that has plagued his season, holding off a late charge from Jeff Gordon to win at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night.
Southern California freshman killed
Point guard Francis shot in vehicle in Baton Rouge, La.
May 14, 2006
Southern California freshman point guard Ryan Francis was shot and killed early Saturday while riding in a car in Louisiana, where he was visiting his mother.
Keegan: Budget crunch ails HINU
May 14, 2006
On the future talent front, it was a big week for Kansas University basketball. Early in the week, Darrell Arthur’s signing hogged the headlines. Friday night, KU Class of 2011 recruit Cole Aldrich hobbled through a poor effort in a Jayhawk Invitational game. Potential signees Tyrel Reed and Travis Releford played far better.
Waterline repairs to be discussed at meeting
May 14, 2006
Downtown business owners and others will have a chance to learn more about a waterline replacement project that will tear up much of downtown this summer.
Faculty, staff will begin annual statewide tour
May 14, 2006
Kansas University faculty and staff will embark on the 1,500-mile Wheat State Whirlwind Tour on Friday. The six-day tour introduces new faculty and staff to Kansas.
Comments wanted on transportation
May 14, 2006
Area residents will have a chance to weigh in on long-range transportation issues on a new Web site sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
On the record
May 14, 2006
Lawrence datebook
May 14, 2006
Hospital stopped from taking boy off support
May 14, 2006
The family of a 14-year-old who was shot in the neck has received a restraining order preventing the University of Kansas Hospital from taking the boy off of life support.
Report: Troops with mental health issues forced into combat
May 14, 2006
U.S. military troops with severe psychological problems have been sent to Iraq or kept in combat, even when superiors have been aware of signs of mental illness, a newspaper reported for today’s editions.
Roadside bombs damage Shiite shrine
May 14, 2006
A series of roadside bombs and explosions damaged a Shiite shrine east of the volatile city of Baqouba late Saturday - the second time this year that a site sacred to Iraq’s Shiite majority has been targeted.
Moussaoui begins serving life sentence
May 14, 2006
Convicted 9-11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui began serving his life sentence at the nation’s most secure prison on Saturday after U.S. marshals flew him overnight to southern Colorado from Virginia.
Teen who poisoned milk sentenced to 12 years
May 14, 2006
A 13-year-old girl convicted of attempting to kill two classmates by slipping rat poison into their milk was sentenced to up to 12 years in a juvenile detention center.
Report: Ex-president’s son charged in murder
May 14, 2006
Prosecutors have charged the son of Mozambique’s former president with masterminding the assassination of the country’s top investigative journalist, according to a report Saturday.
Iran’s trade slows even without sanctions
May 14, 2006
Iran increasingly suffers economic limbo as the international community debates how to respond to Tehran’s refusal to stop enriching uranium.
Missing civil rights pioneer honored with posthumous degree
May 14, 2006
Civil rights pioneer Lloyd L. Gaines has finally earned a law degree from the University of Missouri, 67 years after he mysteriously disappeared while the courts fought over his effort to integrate the campus.
Mother: a word that means the world to me
May 14, 2006
When Howard Johnson wrote the lyrics for the song “M-O-T-H-E-R” in 1915, my late mother wasn’t born, so he can be excused for not writing them exactly as I would:
Alligator believed to have killed woman is caught
May 14, 2006
Wildlife officers captured an alligator Saturday they believe was responsible for fatally attacking a woman while she was out jogging.
People in the news
May 14, 2006
¢ Jewel to perform on ‘The Young and the Restless’ ¢Johnny Depp tops list for best autograph signers ¢Keaton to be spokeswoman for L’Oreal Paris products ¢Sheen, Richards extend temporary restraining order
Web site caters to moms of boys only
May 14, 2006
Four years ago, Dallas homemaker Linda Marie Ford was sitting at the dinner table with her husband and her three children, all males, when one of the boys belched so loudly that the boy next to him laughed so hard that milk came out of his nose.
Mother’s Day events planned at museum
May 14, 2006
The Kansas History Museum will present special activities this Mother’s Day especially for mothers and their families. “Painted Ponies & Little Heroes” is based on the cowboy theme of the current special exhibit, “Blazing Guns & Rugged Heroes: Kansas in the Westerns.”
Lawrence artist opens studio for Mother’s Day
May 14, 2006
Lawrence artist Barbara Solberg has a creative idea to entertain moms this Mother’s Day weekend.
EMU Theatre seeking scripts for festival
May 14, 2006
EMU Theatre has announced an open call for scripts for its Annual 10 Minute Play Festival. Plays should be written to be performed by a small cast and run approximately 10 minutes.
Lofty comparisons don’t faze Reed
High school junior fully aware of his similarities to former KU star Kirk Hinrich
May 14, 2006
Tyrel Reed knows what you’re thinking. He’s not oblivious to it - nor does he try to dodge it or run away from it.
Collectors will pay top dollar for pieces of majolica
May 14, 2006
The term “majolica” means different things to different people. Museums that exhibit majolica define it as tin enamel-glazed earthenware made in Italy and Spain starting in the 14th century. Large plates were decorated with colorful scenes, designs and metallic luster. But most collectors think of majolica as a mid-19th-century ware made in England and the United States in imaginative shapes and bright colors.
Poet’s Showcase: Mom Taught Me
May 14, 2006
New Letters accepting contest entries
May 14, 2006
New Letters, the international quarterly of new writing, is now accepting submissions for its 21st Annual Literary Awards. Writers may submit unpublished work in poetry, fiction and essay.
Fabulous journey’ of parenthood brings Lawrence mother full circle
May 14, 2006
I am blessed to be a mother. It is the most challenging yet fulfilling role I’ve played thus far. Of course, when we make that transition into motherhood, little do we realize what is in store.
New court filing shows Cheney wrote note about Plame
May 14, 2006
In a new court filing, the prosecutor in the CIA leak case revealed that Vice President Dick Cheney made handwritten references to CIA officer Valerie Plame - albeit not by name - before her identity was publicly exposed.
State research explores effect of wind farms on wildlife
May 14, 2006
As interest in wind farms expands across Kansas, researchers are working to see how some of the state’s native wildlife, particularly prairie chickens, are affected by the farms’ huge turbines.
Tourney tamers
Jayhawks continue May mastery by winning first conference crown
May 14, 2006
Oh, what a merry month of May. Kansas University continued its scintillating softball sizz by stunning Oklahoma, 4-2, on Saturday to become the unlikely champion of the Big 12 Conference tournament.
Crashes mar treks around Lake Perry
May 14, 2006
Kim Kissing looked like a wreck Saturday following her 53rd-place finish in the road race event of the USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals.
Suspected Islamic militant grenade kills 2
May 14, 2006
Suspected Islamic militants hurled a grenade at a Hindu political rally in the Indian-controlled portion of disputed Kashmir on Saturday, killing two people and wounding at least 35, police and doctors said.
Governor’s signature ends partial shutdown
May 14, 2006
Puerto Rico’s governor signed legislation on Saturday ending a partial government shutdown that closed the territory’s public schools and idled half the government work force.
At least 30 killed in gang attacks against police
May 14, 2006
One of Brazil’s most notorious gangs staged dozens of attacks on police before dawn Saturday, setting off gunbattles in three cities that killed at least 30 people, officials said. Twenty-four prison uprisings also were reported across Sao Paulo state.
Top sleuth discloses brother’s drug arrest
May 14, 2006
The head of Colombia’s judicial police - a top crime sleuth crusading against drug cartels - said he was shocked to learn his brother is suspected of involvement in a major European drug trafficking ring.
Art guild invites grant applications
May 14, 2006
The Lawrence Art Guild Assn. is accepting applications for the Guild’s 2006 Career Opportunity Grant in the amount of $500. The annual grant helps support artists in furthering their art careers.
Bush, Clinton celebrate Tulane’s graduation
May 14, 2006
Former Presidents Bush and Clinton helped Tulane University celebrate its “miracle” commencement Saturday, nine months after Hurricane Katrina put two-thirds of campus under water and scattered students to more than 600 schools nationwide.
Iran’s president vows to hold nuclear talks on his own terms
May 14, 2006
Iran’s president, emboldened by the support of Muslim nations, said Saturday he was willing to hold talks over Tehran’s disputed nuclear agenda but not with Israel or countries that hold “bombs over our heads.”
Creationist discusses science in public school
May 14, 2006
It wasn’t particularly unusual that a group of bored-looking high school students were rolling their eyes Monday morning at a geeky science dude making lame jokes like “It’s ‘amino acids,’ not ‘mean-old acids.”’
For one night, promgoers in New Orleans worry free
May 14, 2006
In the end, like the storm before it, all the hubbub and the glare of the media receded, and the girls of Cabrini High School just danced.
Hands-on help
May 14, 2006
To the editor: I just returned from New Orleans and was overwhelmed not just by the devastation, but by the restoration efforts. So many groups: Habitat for Humanity, Common Ground and many faith-based organizations.
Sound of music
May 14, 2006
To the editor: If you want to see your tax dollars at work, run - don’t walk - to the next musical event at your neighborhood school.
Boeing executive landing at home
KU engineering alum to see mom, address luncheon group
May 14, 2006
Lauraine Mulally’s son goes to work each day with a contagious smile, a can-do attitude and a strong desire to be the best, both for himself and the company he works for.
Bush still has an opportunity to address poll failings
May 14, 2006
Say you’re the president. Here are two names you don’t want in the same sentence with yours: Jimmy Carter. Richard Nixon.
Smiling signature flies high with clients
May 14, 2006
Leading development of the Boeing 777 did more than help Alan Mulally rise on the corporate ladder. It also left him with a new way of signing off on correspondence, both official and personal.
Technology group to conduct mixer
May 14, 2006
The Lawrence Technology Assn. will meet for a mixer from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Regional Technology Center, 1617 St. Andrews Drive.
Expert on investing in Asia to speak
May 14, 2006
An experienced player in the world of investing in Asian markets will share her insights during a breakfast meeting of Kansas International at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Alvamar Country Club.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
May 14, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 14, 1906: “This week will be about the last of the KU baseball games here as schools get ready to lay off for the summer.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
May 14, 2006
Concern over reports of extreme cruelty to animals in the Lawrence area had several local groups pushing for a new law that would let judges send some offenders to jail.
In debate, it’s good to have a lot to say
May 14, 2006
Recently, the Journal-World ran a story highlighting the successes of Kansas University Debate, which ended the year ranked No. 1. The successes of the team continue a long tradition of excellence, including four national championships and 13 trips to the final four of debate.
Because she loves me
Mother’s Day Essay Contest winners say moms juggle hectic lives and still find special time to spend with kids
May 14, 2006
¢ Caring mom pursues career based on her child’s struggles ¢ Daughter feels mother’s love through actions, not words
Sizzle, spice and patience part of the recipe
Blowin’ Smoke BBQ wins top honor at Sertoma Club’s annual event
May 14, 2006
Crammed into one of the cooking stalls at Broken Arrow Park, Kyle Laval is getting a pork rump ready for the judges.
About 900 helmets distributed at fair
May 14, 2006
As the summer biking season heats up, some Lawrence kids got a lesson in riding safe Saturday.
Time running out for historic structure
Simmons Point station, a stop on the Santa Fe Trail, is deteriorating
May 14, 2006
The old stone building out by Simmons Point - once a way station on the Santa Fe Trail - looks like a bomb hit it.
Enrollment deadline for drug program is set for Monday
May 14, 2006
Time is running out if you plan to enroll in the federal government’s Medicare Part D prescription drug insurance program. The deadline is midnight Monday.
Siblings help mother rediscover herself
May 14, 2006
Despite what some people in this state might have you believe, my children are evolving creatures. They reveal their personalities day by day, bit by bit, in literal fits and spurts.
Mommy role begins long before delivery
May 14, 2006
I’m seven months pregnant. In the euphoric weeks after spotting the double pink lines on my pregnancy test, I signed up for every e-mail newsletter I could find to keep me up to speed on my baby’s development, my changing body, the rigors of delivery and all the gear my husband and I would need to care for our new arrival.