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Sebelius questions Bush use of Guard troops
May 15, 2006
TOPEKA - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius today questioned President Bush’s expected announcement tonight that he will call up thousands of National Guard troops to patrol the Mexican border.
Cool and cloudy this afternoon
May 15, 2006
Studying for finals? You won’t have to worry about spring fever - cool, cloudy weather is in store for Lawrence today. “Temperatures will struggle again, only into the low 60s,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Grad fads
Graduates stand out with creative regalia
May 15, 2006
Hey, Mitchell White’s parents. He has a question. He’d really like to wear his Superman costume under his gown for Lawrence High School’s graduation, even though administrators would probably prefer he didn’t. He thinks the costume would be appropriate, since he’s known for wearing it to LHS basketball games.
KU filmmaker gets Blockbuster treatment with first feature
May 15, 2006
Jeffrey Phelps never set out to make films in Hollywood. The 1999 Kansas University graduate majored in journalism and advertising. So when he decided to dedicate himself to writing and directing a dramatic feature, his friends were rather surprised … until they saw his debut, “Special Ed.”
Deadlines approach for FSA programs
May 15, 2006
June 1 is the deadline to enroll for this year’s Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment Program.
KU softball team scrambles to Utah
Jayhawks to face BYU Thursday; players frantically re-schedule final exams to fit unusual travel schedule
May 15, 2006
On Saturday, Kansas University’s softball players pulled a stunner by winning the Big 12 Conference tournament. About 24 hours later, the tables were turned.
Patrons check out new library services
Audio books and music can now be downloaded
May 15, 2006
Catherine Glewwe goes through a lot of books in a few days.
Political season starts in earnest
All statewide offices and House seats will be up for grabs
May 15, 2006
The results of the legislative session will help House incumbents and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as the campaign season shifts into gear, political analysts say.
Students gear up for finals
May 15, 2006
With 10-odd hours to go until her first final, Jami Jeffery wasn’t quite freaking out yet.
Mother of all gifts
McLouth native Smelser wins men’s criterium
May 15, 2006
Mother’s Day on Mass Street was a memorable one for one particular McLouth mom.
Weekend devastates Jayhawks
May 15, 2006
Kansas University’s baseball team hurt its chances for an NCAA Tournament at-large bid Sunday, losing its second straight game to Northern Colorado, 7-4, at Hoglund Ballpark.
Jayhawk rowing takes 17th overall, 10th in region
May 15, 2006
Kansas University’s first novice eight placed second in Final B competition Sunday at the Aramark South/Central Region Sprints.
Releford relishes Allen
May 15, 2006
Travis Releford is not one to say no to a challenge - not in flip-flops, not exhausted and especially not against Kansas University guard Brandon Rush.
FSHS baseball home; LHS off to Manhattan
May 15, 2006
Lawrence High will travel Tuesday to Manhattan to face Topeka High, and Free State will stay at home Wednesday to face Leavenworth in the first round of Class 6A baseball regionals.
KU’s Young, Battle earn second places
May 15, 2006
Kansas University’s Denita Young and Sheldon Battle placed second in the javelin and shot put to highlight the Jayhawks’ performance on the final day of the Big 12 track championships.
City softball teams meet at odd place
May 15, 2006
That’s not a typographical error.
Buyer beware of new closers
Stoppers struggling in fantasy and real-life baseball
May 15, 2006
No, Virginia, there’s no such thing as Santa Claus. But there is such a thing as a bad closer.
Bush to ask for thousands of Guard troops along border
May 15, 2006
President Bush will call for thousands of National Guard troops to be deployed along the Mexican border in support of patrols aimed at keeping out illegal immigrants, White House officials said Sunday on the eve of an Oval Office address announcing the plan.
VFW post to celebrate 75th anniversary
May 15, 2006
Members of the Alford Clarke Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 852 will celebrate the post’s 75th anniversary this evening.
Police respond to gunshots at bar
May 15, 2006
Gunshots rang out early Sunday morning inside the Last Call, 729 N.H., although no one was hurt and no one was arrested.
People in the news
May 15, 2006
¢ ‘Poseidon’ can’t overturn top box office rank of ‘M:I3’ ¢ New ‘Survivor’ crowned ¢ Syracuse serenade ¢ Motherly instincts
Artists turn hurricane trash into treasure
May 15, 2006
Artist Pablo Cano walks around his studio garage pointing out his after-hurricane finds: a cracked gas station sign, plastic globes blown off outdoor lights, a power pole part left by electric company repairmen.
Texas running back arrested, charged
Sheriff finds marijuana, ammunition in car belonging to troubled Longhorn standout
May 15, 2006
Texas running back Ramonce Taylor, who scored a touchdown in the Longhorns’ Rose Bowl win over Southern California, was arrested early Sunday by Bell County sheriff’s deputies who said they found marijuana in his backpack in his car.
At long last, Jones makes splash
Controversial sprinter turns in dynamite time in 100
May 15, 2006
After an 11-month absence from the track, Marion Jones made an impressive return to competition.
Howard lifts Phils in 12th
May 15, 2006
Ryan Howard tied the game with a pinch-hit homer, then connected again in the 12th inning Sunday, powering the Phillies to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Triple play saves Buerhle’s day
May 15, 2006
Mark Buerhle settled down after an awful first inning, and the Chicago White Sox turned a triple play in a 9-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday night.
Grueling’ walk-through toughens Heat
Miami tops New Jersey, now one victory away from conference finals
May 15, 2006
The wake-up call came early Sunday for an 8 a.m. walk-through - a decidedly unusual gathering in NBA circles.
Consumer Reports launches new magazine
May 15, 2006
Consumer Reports rates it a must have.
Huntington Beach wins ‘Surf City USA’ title
May 15, 2006
“Surf City USA” is officially in Southern California, according to a federal agency that granted this town exclusive trademark rights despite challenges from northern rival Santa Cruz.
Flash flooding brings dramatic rescue
May 15, 2006
A strong line of storms with heavy rain, large hail and high winds moved through portions of Texas on Sunday, forcing a dramatic rescue of two teenage boys caught in a flooded drainage ditch.
New seat-belt campaign takes aim at drivers of pickup trucks
May 15, 2006
Seat-belt use is reaching record levels, so just who are the holdouts who fail to buckle up? Often they are young men who live in rural areas and drive pickups, the government says.
Hundreds flee flooding in New England
May 15, 2006
Torrential rain forced hundreds of people from their homes in parts of New England on Sunday, as water flowed over dams and washed out roads.
Calls grow to extend Medicare deadline
May 15, 2006
A pivotal Republican is joining the congressional drive to eliminate the financial penalty for people who miss today’s deadline for enrolling in the Medicare drug benefit, the latest sign of a growing rebellion against President Bush on the issue.
L. Bush, M. Cheney speak against gay marriage ban
May 15, 2006
Some election-year advice to Republicans from a high-ranking source who has the president’s ear: Don’t use a proposed constitutional amendment against gay marriage as a campaign tool.
Space rock could make 2036 a killer year
May 15, 2006
Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 13, 2036. That’s when a 1,000-foot-wide asteroid named Apophis could hit the Earth with enough force to obliterate a small state.
Daughter kidnapped in 1976 located
May 15, 2006
A woman whose father was charged with kidnapping her as a child 30 years ago has been found living in Arizona, her mother and sheriff’s officials said.
Closing arguments open in Enron trial
Prosecutors to offer remarks today; deliberations set for Wednesday
May 15, 2006
The jury in the federal fraud and conspiracy trial of Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay and former Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling is about to stop listening and start talking.
Capital Improvements Plan on table
Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
May 15, 2006
City commissioners will consider adopting the city’s Capital Improvements Plan for 2007 through 2012.
On the record
May 15, 2006
Lawrence datebook
May 15, 2006
Suspected militants kill security official
May 15, 2006
Suspected Islamic militants stormed a roadside security post in a tribal region in northwestern Pakistan early Sunday and shot dead an officer, an intelligence official said.
Riot police contain anti-U.S. protesters
May 15, 2006
More than 4,000 anti-U.S. activists failed to break through a barricade blocking the road to a new U.S. military base.
Gang attacks on police kill more than 50
May 15, 2006
A notorious criminal gang unleashed a second wave of attacks against police Sunday in Sao Paulo, bringing to at least 55 the number of people killed in what one official said was the deadliest assault of its kind in Brazil’s history.
Bird flu claims fifth member of family
May 15, 2006
Local tests show bird flu has killed a fifth member of an Indonesian family, a senior medical official said.
Israel upholds ban on Palestinian residency
May 15, 2006
The Supreme Court on Sunday upheld a law that bars many Palestinians from living in Israel with Israeli spouses and children, a landmark ruling that security concerns outweigh harm to those affected.
Violence surges as politicians fiddle
May 15, 2006
A pair of suicide car bombers killed 14 people Sunday in the biggest insurgent assault in months on the main road to Baghdad’s airport, and other attacks killed a dozen more Iraqis and two American soldiers elsewhere in the capital.
New Haitian president appeals for unity, peace
May 15, 2006
Rene Preval was sworn in Sunday as Haiti’s president for the second time, restoring legitimacy to the troubled nation’s government after more than two years of anarchy and violence that followed the flight of Jean-Bertrand Aristide to escape an armed rebellion.
Fishing report
May 15, 2006
Kid’s fishing derby slated at Cabela’s
May 15, 2006
Cabela’s will hold a Kids’ Fishing Derby on Saturday at its Kansas City, Kan., store. The event is free for children 3-15 at the Cabela’s pond.
Canoe, Kayak group’s get-together slated this weekend at Clinton
May 15, 2006
The Kansas Canoe and Kayak Assn. will hold its annual state-wide rendezvous Friday-Sunday at Clinton Outlet Park.
Safe-boating course on tap at Hillsdale
May 15, 2006
Safe boating saves lives, and to help National Safe Boating Week kick off, Jayhawk Marina at Hillsdale State Park will offering a safe boating course next Sunday.
Alcohol banned at lakes
May 15, 2006
Wildlife and Parks has banned alcohol - including 3.2 percent malt beverages - from many state fishing lakes, including Douglas and Leavenworth.
Downtown ‘goes nuts’ for cycling invasion
May 15, 2006
Collegiate cyclists raced by downtown shops in a blur Sunday, a speeding sight for dedicated bike enthusiasts and passersby alike.
Fly fishing in Kansas on rise
Trout not only target; carp, crappie, wipers also fair game for true believers
May 15, 2006
Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that Kansas, solidly in the Bible Belt, is becoming a hotbed for fly fishing, whose practitioners talk about their sport like it’s a religion.
Lawrence military band wins top prize
For first time ever, Army Reserve unit earns Sousa honor
May 15, 2006
For a U.S. Army Reserve band practicing one weekend a month, one of the most prestigious military music awards in the country could have seemed out of reach.
With FBI’s help, police profile suspect in killing
Tonganoxie woman was slain last year at store
May 15, 2006
With help from FBI profilers, police are putting out a description of the traits of a possible suspect in the slaying of a Tonganoxie woman last year at a Dollar General store in Bonner Springs.
Oprah Winfrey host to music legends
May 15, 2006
A humble daytime talk-show host shares home movies of a little social gathering called “Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball” (7 p.m., ABC).
Officials: Fast-tracking state cemetery would have drawbacks
May 15, 2006
A “fast track” designation would allow for burials to start sooner at the state’s new veterans cemetery, developers said - but at a financial and aesthetic cost.
Tulsa does well in airport comparison
May 15, 2006
Tulsa International Airport offers fewer incentives to airlines than regional competitors but also has lower fares than most other airports, a recently released study shows.
Catholic services hires counselor
May 15, 2006
Jan Jordan is the new counseling supervisor for the Lawrence office of Catholic Community Services.
Therapy office relocates in town
May 15, 2006
Physical therapist Laura Bennetts and occupational therapist Kimberly Hoffman, co-owners of Lawrence Therapy Services, have moved their Lawrence office to 2200 Harvard Road, Suite 101, in the Harvard Medical Building.
Seminar scheduled for workers comp
May 15, 2006
Carol Cast, coordinator for employer services in the Division of Workers Compensation at the Kansas Department of Labor, will present “Workers Compensation” to employers from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 25 at the Lawrence Workforce Center, 2540 Iowa, Suite R.
Lawrence Paper Co. wins safety award
May 15, 2006
Lawrence Paper Co. was honored for a year of trucking safety during the Kansas Motor Carriers Assn.’s annual safety banquet last month in Wichita.
Manhattan project gets $1 million grant
Partnership is first in state to tap into incubator aid
May 15, 2006
A Manhattan project designed to accommodate promising biotechnology ventures will be getting a $1 million injection from the Kansas Bioscience Authority.
It’s wise to listen to boss: Sharpen work skills
May 15, 2006
It has been recommended to my CIO (chief information officer) husband that he receive professional coaching to improve his skills in communicating to board members. The coaching is expensive and would involve several out-of-town trips. What’s your opinion?
An odd rant
May 15, 2006
To the editor: Cal Thomas’ column on the opinion page of the May 6 Journal-World reveals his logical “squishiness” when he argues for the death of Zacarias Moussaoui.
Diverse mothers
May 15, 2006
To the editor: As a daughter, and the mother of five grown children, I appreciate the Lawrence Journal-World’s special section May 7 honoring mothers.
Sole loyalty
May 15, 2006
To the editor: I’m writing this in response to the letter in the May 7 Journal-World from Monica Gonzalez.
President’s taunt
May 15, 2006
To the editor: The Bush administration has questioned the patriotism of journalists who disclosed our government’s spying on American citizens without obtaining court warrants and the CIA’s sending terror suspects to secret Eastern European sites.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
May 15, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 15, 1906: “Ex-Sen. W.A. Harris, whether elected Kansas governor or not this fall, will hereafter call Lawrence his home, not only for campaign purposes but throughout his career. However, if elected governor, he will live in Topeka while serving. : A number of local people are getting electric motors for their sewing machines and seem to be very pleased with the results. : The board of trustees of Stanford University has appointed a group to oversee rebuilding of the many campus structures damaged or destroyed by the recent killer earthquake in San Francisco.”
Old home town - 25 years ago today
May 15, 2006
Approximately 3,600, a record number, were expected to take the walk down Campanile Hill and receive their diplomas during Kansas University’s 100th commencement ceremonies. In addition, about 6,600 degrees were to be awarded to students who had completed work since the 1980 commencement activities. Local lodging facilities had been fully booked for weeks in advance.
Businesses prepare for commencement crunch
May 15, 2006
After years of education, Dwight Hilpman hopes he has learned something from his years of living in Lawrence. How to get to Campanile Hill - fast.
Orioles walk the line to win
Royals’ closer issues three free passes, blows save
May 15, 2006
The Baltimore Orioles issued 12 walks to fall behind, then benefited from three free passes in the ninth inning to win a game that was wild in virtually every sense of the word.
Take a stand - sometimes
May 15, 2006
In my last column I talked about the importance of making a stand in a no-limit Hold ‘em tournament.
Quietly, Vizquel chasing record
May 15, 2006
On one end of the clubhouse stands a ring of reporters around an empty locker, waiting for San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds to appear and maybe, just maybe, offer words of surly wisdom - or at least an expletive.
Bush, Congress fuel financial insanity
May 15, 2006
If there was any If there was any doubt that Washington politicians live in an unreal world, their latest efforts to cope with the government’s finances should lay that to rest.
Raising political discourse to a higher plane
May 15, 2006
Half a century ago, the best columnist America has ever produced, Murray Kempton, lamented that the absence of honest passion was a shared characteristic of professional wrestling and American politics. Kempton was dismayed because in 1952 the Eisenhower campaign hired an advertising agency. What would we come to next?
Pulse calendar
May 15, 2006
On the money
May 15, 2006
While many people look forward to summer vacations, some - particularly students and educators - see the season as an opportunity for a bit of temporary employment.
Legalized drugs could reverse U.S. immigration issue
May 15, 2006
The following are translations of future letters to the editor of El Universal, a newspaper in Mexico City, Mexico. The date of publication: May 12, 2016.
Horoscopes
May 15, 2006
For Monday, May 15
Library proposals to face scrutiny from committee
May 15, 2006
The time for fantazising is over. The time for decisions begins today.
Clippers win, series tied 2-2
May 15, 2006
Sam Cassell loves playing in the fourth quarter, and wants the ball when the game is on the line.
Medical clinic seeks experienced health volunteers
May 15, 2006
The Heartland Medical Clinic, a family practice and urgent care facility for underinsured patients, is looking for experienced medical professionals who can volunteer a full or half-day each week. A positive attitude and patience working with students is a must.
Timely reports
One-day reporting of contributions and PAC expenditures in the closing days of political campaigns would be a huge benefit for Kansas voters.
May 15, 2006
Although its increased limits on campaign contributions have drawn criticism, a compromise campaign finance bill passed by the Kansas Legislature last week has other provisions that will go a long way toward opening contribution records to appropriate public scrutiny.
Indonesians make offerings to keep volcano from erupting
May 15, 2006
Villagers burned incense and floated offerings to the spirits, hoping to ward off an eruption of Mount Merapi, but activity at the volcano intensified today - with one blast sending ash, rock and gases more than two miles down the slope.