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KU senior artists inspired by personal experiences
May 20, 2006 in print edition on D1
Sam Bennett is fascinated with the life of cells. Captivated by their migration, she’s transformed her art into a vivid textile journey of the changing cell and the cancerous invasion that can occur in the body.
Around and about
May 20, 2006 in print edition on D3
Society calendar
May 20, 2006 in print edition on D4
KU center Ochoa named to Rimington watch list
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas senior David Ochoa was named one of 39 players on the 2006 Rimington watch list. The Rimington Trophy recognizes the best center in college football. Five sophomores, 11 Juniors and 23 seniors make up the field.
Wright’s hit downs Yankees
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C4
David Wright hit an RBI single off Mariano Rivera (1-3) with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the New York Mets a thrilling home victory over the New York Yankees in the Subway Series opener.
Commentary: These times need a little Foster Brooks
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C2
Turn off the mikes, the party’s over.
Guards, inmates clash at U.S. jail
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
Prisoners with makeshift weapons battled guards trying to save a detainee pretending to commit suicide at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in what military officials said Friday was a coordinated attack that left six prisoners injured.
Citing privacy, governor vetoes abortion reporting bill
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B4
Legislation requiring physicians to furnish the state with additional information when they perform abortions was vetoed Friday by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who said it crossed the line on privacy issues.
People in the news
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Spears has another ‘Oops!’ mommy moment ¢ Conan gets top Emmy gig ¢ Rock pokes fun at CBS chief
Cops’ marks big milestone
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A2
Featured on back-to-back episodes of “Cops” (Fox): a speeding car stuffed with marijuana (7 p.m.), Tasers and lasers (7:30 p.m.). Tonight’s second episode marks the 650th episode of this long-running series. To put that into perspective, “That ‘70s Show” debuted in 1998 and just bowed out with its 200th episode, so “Cops” has presented more than three times that many since first airing March 11, 1989.
Bud to buy Rolling Rock
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A7
Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., citing consumers’ need for variety in beer, said Friday it would pay $82 million to purchase the Rolling Rock beer brand from InBev USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Belgian-Brazilian brewer InBev SA.
Horoscopes
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A9
For Saturday, May 20
Lawrence.com named best-designed Web site
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
Lawrence.com has been honored again as one of the best-designed Web sites in the country.
Concerned about the ‘Code’
Protesters convene at Lawrence theater, label movie ‘blasphemous’
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
A group of 12 people called the new movie blasphemous and protested the showing of “The Da Vinci Code” on Friday evening outside the Hollywood Southwind 12 Theater in Lawrence.
Grave riddle one step closer to being laid to rest
Identity of bones could have legal impact
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
Will the bones unearthed Friday from an unmarked grave in Lawrence’s Oak Hill Cemetery solve a 127-year-old murder mystery?
Proposal would abandon trafficway
Letter to FHA urges eastern bypass instead
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
Scrap the SLT. Build more roundabouts. Those are key elements of a proposal - which could be endorsed by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission - to give up the long-delayed completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway in favor of a new eastern bypass and an extended 31st Street controlled by roundabouts.
Pistons force seventh game with Cavs
Spurs trim Mavericks, deadlock series at 3-all
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C6
No NBA team enjoys life on the edge quite like the Detroit Pistons. Minutes away from witnessing their spectacular season come crashing down Friday night, they stepped up like champions.
Commentary: Barbaro far from a lock
History is against favorite
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C7
While Tom Cruise makes broken-field runs through exploding trucks and sinister villains in his latest movie blockbuster, the month’s other major superhero is about to tackle eight opponents whose mission, likewise, is supposed to be impossible.
Informant tipped FBI to possible Hoffa remains site 30 years ago
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A4
The informant described as spurring the search for Jimmy Hoffa’s remains on property now known as Hidden Dreams Farm is an ailing prison inmate who, according to his former lawyer, first told the FBI about the location 30 years ago.
Hamas official caught smuggling cash at border
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
A senior Hamas official Friday tried to sneak $817,000 into the Gaza Strip in a pouch under his shirt, the first major cash-smuggling attempt by an increasingly desperate Hamas government choked by Western sanctions.
Book to big screen a tough transition
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A2
The book, while hardly high culture, keeps the heart racing. The film, most critics agree, is more like a tranquilizer shot. “The Da Vinci Code” is just the latest proof that what keeps you turning pages late at night won’t necessarily keep you awake in the theater.
Outgoing Baker president says 32nd Street route still makes sense
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A5
Despite a recent “about face” by the Lawrence City Commission on the direction the South Lawrence Trafficway should take, outgoing Baker University President Dan Lambert thinks the change is not a good idea.
Brassy meets grassy
Bold lawn ornaments addictive for gardeners with taste for kitsch
May 20, 2006 in print edition on D1
It seemed innocent enough. After all, it was just a tan rock. Cheryl Lowrance bought the small boulder for $6 at an auction. She used a jean jacket as a sling to carry it to Butch, her rusty Datsun pickup. From there, it was back to her mobile home, where the rock served as decoration outdoors.
Club news
May 20, 2006 in print edition on D4
4-H News
May 20, 2006 in print edition on D4
Military news
May 20, 2006 in print edition on D3
The USS Mount McKinley Assn. will have a reunion Sept. 6-10 in Dayton, Ohio, for veterans of all branches of the military that served on the Amphibious Force Flagship, USS Mount McKinley AGC/LCC-7 anytime during its 26 years of commissioned service.
Scouting news
May 20, 2006 in print edition on D3
What should I do when I feel angry toward God?
May 20, 2006 in print edition on D1
¢ Tell God you’re upset ¢ God can handle it
Faith briefs
May 20, 2006 in print edition on D7
Seabury doubles falls
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C3
Seabury Academy’s doubles team of Scotty King and Simon Thompson went 0-2 at the Class 1-3A state tennis meet on Friday. King and Thompson fell to Claflin’s Connell and Kempke, 6-1, 6-4 and to Conway-Springs’ Devlin-Koester, 9-6. King-Thompson lost to Devlin-Koester, Conway-Springs, 9-6.
KU’s Woodland tied
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland is tied for 77th at the NCAA Central Regional at the Sand Ridge Golf Course in Chardon, Ohio. Woodland shot a second round of 76 (+5) for the second straight day and is 15 shots back of the lead with a 152.
Firebirds to face softball champs
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C3
Talk about the luck of the draw.
Free State overtakes LHS in track regional
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C3
Both the Lawrence High and Free State track teams managed to save their best for last at the regional meet Friday.
Self lauds retiring mentor
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
Bill Self would love to be in the audience the day Oklahoma State coaching legend Eddie Sutton is inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
KU avoids no-hitter, snatches key victory
Quick, Czyz combine for series-opening win against Aggies
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
Six innings were in the books Friday, and Kansas University’s baseball team still hadn’t scratched out a hit.
In the neutral zone
Jayhawks’ McCoy transitions back to civilian life
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
It’s human nature. You meet a soldier back from Iraq and you want to ask him what it was like. You want him to share the horror stories, weigh in with his views on whether the war is justified, break it all down as if it were a football game, with a score and a storyline filled with stars and goats.
KU falls to UW, topples BYU
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
After defeating Brigham Young University 2-1 Friday night, the Kansas University softball team is two victories away from advancing to the NCAA Super Regionals for the first time.
Mayer: Payola not rampant at Kansas
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
A college lands a high-profile athlete and there’s no instrument that can measure how quickly people in opposing camps ask, “How much you slipping him under the table?” Loyalists may be equally inquisitive, but they don’t go public with their queries.
On the record
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
Free State’s Pipkin to medal at state
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C3
Free State High senior Keith Pipkin won two of three matches Friday at the state tennis tournament and is in position to become the first Firebird in history to medal at the meet.
Lawrence datebook
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
Bobs’ Award may finance trip to Italy
English teacher at Free State wins annual prize
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
After what happened Friday, Mary Chapman has been thinking a lot about going to Italy.
Phelps group abides by new Illinois law
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
Five anti-gay demonstrators stood in a small roped-off piece of ditch here Friday in their group’s first gathering at a fallen soldier’s funeral since Illinois’ new “Let Them Rest in Peace” law was signed earlier this week.
Builder charged with bank fraud
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B3
A man once described as the largest developer and home builder in the Kansas City metro area was charged in what federal prosecutors said was a $25 million scheme of bank fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.
Orientation available for witnesses, victims
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
Douglas County Dist. Atty. Charles Branson made good on an election-season promise Friday by offering the first in a series of orientation programs for victims and witnesses.
Boy to be removed from life support
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
A 14-year-old boy who had been at the center of a legal battle was removed from life support Friday after his family agreed, a family spokeswoman said.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas for $2.65 at the Diamond Shamrock at Ninth and Ohio.
End of an era
Progress defines Lambert legacy
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
It won’t be long before Dan Lambert starts packing up 19 years of memories in his Constance Hall office at Baker University.
Trio receives top KU honor
Knight, legal scholar, biomedical researcher receive Distinguished Service Citation
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
For a man who has been appointed a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II, Robert Milton Worcester showed some humility Friday night at the annual All-University Supper at the Kansas Union.
Simons: Fresh leadership could present opportunities for KU
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
This weekend marks the end of the spring semester at Kansas University, but it won’t be long before students arrive back in town for summer school and then the start of the fall semester in August.
Governor signs school finance bill into law
State Supreme Court will now review measure’s constitutionality
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday signed into law the three-year, $466 million school finance plan, calling it a “historic commitment” to education.
Pick up the Journal-World Sunday and Monday for complete graduation coverage
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
It’s graduation weekend in Lawrence, and the Journal-World will bring you all the details.
Houston’s Springer, skipper suspended
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C5
Houston pitcher Russ Springer was suspended for four games Friday after throwing several times at Barry Bonds and eventually hitting the San Francisco standout outfielder earlier this week.
After 798 victories, Sutton retiring
Oklahoma State coach will hand reins to son, Sean
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C2
Two victories shy of his 800th win, Eddie Sutton decided it was time to leave college basketball and let his son coach Oklahoma State.
Mets’ Lima designated for assignment
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C5
The New York Mets designated pitcher Jose Lima for assignment Friday, just hours after a test on injured right-hander Brian Bannister’s sore hamstring failed to reveal any new injury.
Minor-league pitcher nets suspension
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C5
Well-traveled pitcher Nerio Rodriguez, playing this season in the minor leagues for Pittsburgh, was suspended 50 games Friday for using a performance-enhancing substance.
Yanks’ pitcher Pavano faces elbow surgery
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C5
Yankees pitcher Carl Pavano will need surgery for a bone chip above his right elbow, an injury that could finish his 2006 season before it ever started.
Pujols, Cardinals rattle Royals
St. Louis erases five-run deficit, wins opener of three-game set
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C5
It’s times like this when Albert Pujols feels grateful for manager Tony La Russa.
Commentary: Brown back in Philly? Why not?
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C6
Note to Ed Snider: Larry Brown is about to become available again.
Four indicted for fires at Vail ski resort
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
Four alleged environmental extremists have been indicted in a 1998 firebombing at the Vail ski resort that caused $12 million in damage - one of the most devastating ecoterrorism attacks in U.S. history.
Space shuttle Discovery moves to launch
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
NASA hauled Discovery to the launch pad Friday in preparation for only the second liftoff of a space shuttle since the Columbia disaster three years ago.
Memo: Guard mission to last at least 2 years
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush’s planned deployment of National Guard troops to the Mexican border would last at least two years with no clear end date, according to a Pentagon memo obtained Friday by The Associated Press.
FDA finds high benzene levels in some drinks
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
A government analysis of more than 100 soft drinks and other beverages turned up five with levels of cancer-causing benzene that exceed federal drinking-water standards, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.
Iraqi leader to reveal Cabinet
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
Iraq’s incoming prime minister failed to reach agreement Friday with political leaders on who will run the key defense and interior ministries but said he will present his Cabinet to parliament anyway with temporary leaders in those posts.
FDA memo reflects concern about antibiotic
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A8
An antibiotic linked to a growing number of reports of liver failure, including four deaths, should bear stricter warnings about its effect on the liver, according to an internal Food and Drug Administration memo. The drug’s manufacturer, Sanofi-Aventis, said Friday it was in talks with FDA officials about those reports.
Attorney disbarred for admitted drug use
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B6
A Wichita defense attorney was disbarred Friday by the Kansas Supreme Court for ethical violations, including his admitted drug use that caused a mistrial in a 2005 murder trial.
Restitution hearing for Cosmosphere set
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B6
The hearing to determine the amount of restitution that the founder of the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center should pay for theft of space artifacts from the Hutchinson museum he headed will be on June 1 before U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten.
Red Cross worker faces identity theft charges
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B6
A former American Red Cross worker is accused of stealing identities of three people from a blood donor database. And because she had access to Social Security numbers of more than 1 million people, authorities are concerned there may be other victims.
Bush wants newcomers to learn English
President sees both sides of national language debate
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A4
The White House took both sides in a dispute over English being the national language Friday as a broad immigration bill moved toward a final Senate vote next week with one conservative predicting it will never become law.
Mayoral winner faces challenges, big opportunities
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A4
An ad for the job might go something like this: “HELP WANTED: Turnaround specialist needed to revive American city downsized by catastrophe. Must be able to produce results on shrunken budget. Four-year contract only.”
Ruling in insurance case overturned on appeal
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B5
The Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday overturned a Douglas County judge’s decision in a lawsuit related to a freak accident suffered by a Kansas University golfer.
Commodities
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A7
Del Monte closes Meow Mix purchase
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A7
Del Monte Foods Co. said Friday it completed its purchase of cat food producer Meow Mix Holdings Inc.
Lawrence, state unemployment rates decline
Construction, service industries add jobs compared with year ago
May 20, 2006 in print edition on A7
As college graduates prepare to enter the real world, the Lawrence area’s job market is growing even as unemployment shrinks, according to a new report.
FSHS swimmers qualify
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C3
Free State High swimmer Ashley Robinson placed second in the 500 freestyle and third in the 100 butterfly prelims on Friday at the state high school swim meet at Hummer Park. The Firebirds’ 400 free relay team of Sarah Clark, Becca Glass, Kelsi Mishler and Robinson placed third in 3:45.25. The finals are today.
Indiana picks Kansas superintendent to head troubled juvenile prison
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B8
The Indiana Department of Correction has turned to a nationally recognized Kansas prison superintendent to head the troubled Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility.
Southern route
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: This is in regard to Mark Hirschey’s May 16 letter that stated that the attempts of Commissioners Rundle, Highberger and Schauner to save the Baker Wetlands from the South Lawrence Trafficway were the workings of “greedy machine politics.”
Food concern
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: If you value the quality of your food supply, a new threat needs your attention.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 20, 1906: “At the 34th annual commencement of Kansas University, June 6, degrees will be conferred upon 275 young men and women. This is by far the largest class ever graduated from the university. Nearly half of that number will come from the college, 124 in all. The medical school will confer 66 degrees. There will be 16 law degrees.”
Old home town - 40 years ago today
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
The Lawrence population had risen at least 1,715 the past year while the Douglas County total was up 1,485, according to assessor Darwin Rogers.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
Although it was a not-for-profit organization, Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s latest revenue and expense statements showed a profitable tinge of black ink. The report revealed that so far in the year of 1981, the excess revenues were more than double what had been budgeted. The excess total stood at $1,238,602 compared with a budgeted figure of $533,581. Administrators attributed the bright picture to an increase in the length of patient stays and use of more ancillary services such as laboratory tests, along with stringent cost-cutting measures.
Black responsibility is a two-way street
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
Thank you, but I don’t need a lecture on personal responsibility.
Safety a 24/7 issue
A continuing or growing threat of violence will have a devastating effect on downtown Lawrence.
May 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
New residential development in downtown Lawrence is just one reason to put new emphasis on making downtown safety a 24/7 priority.
Stanley Cup, the man, reluctant spokesman
May 20, 2006 in print edition on C8
Stanley Cup - the man, not the trophy - just can’t relax.