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Webcast set for this afternoon about pandemic flu
Symposium to feature health and emergency preparedness experts
May 22, 2006
What would happen to health care in Kansas if a pandemic flu struck the state? A symposium designed to address health care questions can be seen this afternoon on a state Webcast.
Downtown waterline construction begins
Only southbound traffic allowed between Seventh, Ninth
May 22, 2006
Motorists should be prepared to encounter major construction as they enter downtown today.
Warming into 80s again
Thunderstorms possible on Tuesday night
May 22, 2006
Pull out the sunglasses and get a cold drink. Lawrence will bask in sunshine this afternoon with temperatures hitting the 80s, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Umbilical cord research receives last-minute funding
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
Tucked into the final state appropriations bill approved earlier this month by the Legislature was $150,000 for umbilical cord research at Kansas University.
Jayhawks prepare to face OU, OSU, MU at Big 12
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University has been two and out in its only two appearances in the Big 12 Conference baseball tournament.
Happy trails
Volunteers keep bike/run paths passable
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C6
There’s an irony to Neil Taylor’s involvement in keeping the Lawrence River Trail in good shape.
People in the news
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ No respect for Bush ¢ Pearl Jam in a jam ¢ Bounty hunter takes bride
Barbaro 50-50 after surgery
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C10
Barbaro underwent more than five hours of surgery Sunday to repair rear leg bones he’d broken in the Preakness, calmly awoke from anesthesia and “practically jogged back to his stall” for something to eat.
NSA has done nothing wrong
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B7
Pretty much everyone agrees that our human-spy capacity is missing in action. The chances that a CIA agent will be in the same cave as Osama bin Laden when the next 9-11 is being plotted are vanishingly small. The chances that our porous border security or transportation security will stop the next gang of Islamist cutthroats aren’t much better. It’s simply impossible to protect every inviting target in a continent-sized nation of almost 300 million people.
Recovery slow but rewarding for KU student
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Shadoe Barton has a new outlook on life. The Kansas University student was critically injured Feb. 23 during a car accident on U.S. Highway 24-40 near Reno. After the accident, she spent about six weeks in intensive care and a month at a rehabilitation hospital.
President, graduates say goodbye to Baker
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Baker University President Dan Lambert stressed the importance of teachers to the class of 2006 on Sunday during what was also his farewell speech.
Premier Martial Arts to celebrate opening
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A10
Premier Martial Arts will celebrate its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 3 at its new location, 3201 Clinton Parkway Court.
Free State owner top restaurateur
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A10
Chuck Magerl, proprietor of Free State Brewing Co. in Lawrence, is the 2006 Restaurateur of the Year, presented by the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Assn.
On the money
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A10
Each year, identity theft ruins the good credit of thousands of consumers.
Every job pays off through experience, perspective
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A10
In a recent article you wrote about a mother who was worried that her college-age daughter was working in a restaurant rather than in a job related to her area of study. I would argue that each job gives us an opportunity to gain experience and perspective.
Hot tips for summer travel
Experts offer ways to save as costs rise
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A10
The cost of travel has been going up all year and that is making it difficult - but not impossible - to find summertime bargains.
On the record
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
Railway fans help Amtrak stay on track
Southwest Chief route makes early-morning stop in Lawrence
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Few people see it because it passes through Lawrence in the middle of the night, but last year Amtrak’s Southwest Chief passenger train stopped long enough here to pick up or return more than 3,300 people.
Veterans’ groups prepare for Memorial Day events
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Stars and Stripes will fly again in full force at area cemeteries on Memorial Day.
Postmaster dispels chain letter claims
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
A suspected chain letter making its way through Lawrence may have some people thinking it can be mailed without using a stamp.
Group seeks advocates for kids in court system
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
Douglas County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) seeks volunteers for an upcoming training class.
Vice provost to focus on summer session
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
JoAnn Smith, Kansas University vice provost and dean of continuing education, will lead the development of a comprehensive plan for summer session and intersession courses for KU.
Proper prep keeps you limber longer
May 22, 2006 in print edition on D1
Now that warm weather is finally visiting Kansas, it’s important for people to learn how to warm up - when exercising, that is.
Disappearing ink
Some lament the lost art of putting pen to paper. Others say we’re more literate than ever.
May 22, 2006 in print edition on D1
Susan Lomshek has her third-grade students write notes to pen pals every couple of weeks. No e-mails accepted here.
Commission considers zoning rule change
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Douglas County Commission today will consider a request to change county zoning regulations to allow for possible construction of mini-storage warehouses.
Lawrence motorcyclist injured in collision
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence man was injured and flown to a Kansas City, Kan., hospital Sunday afternoon after his motorcycle collided with a car that turned from an outside lane in Baldwin, authorities said.
LMH plans smoke-free campus
Hospital employees, visitors can’t light up on properties
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Imagine the city’s smoking ban supersized.
Seniors honored in victory
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
No crying in baseball? Says who?
Patrol seeks fuel deals
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas for $2.65 at Diamond Shamrock at Ninth and Ohio streets.
24’ takes long day’s journey into fright
May 22, 2006 in print edition on D1
The addictive comic-book action series “24” (8 p.m., Fox) ends its fifth “day” at the office. This season, arguably the show’s best, has taken a particularly grim toll on the cast.
Pulse calendar
May 22, 2006 in print edition on D2
Chiefs, Edwards hit it off
K.C. coach delighted with weekend practices
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
Herman Edwards and his new team got their first good look at each other this week, and everyone seemed to be all smiles.
Cardinals seal sweep
Pujols completes homer hat trick against Royals
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
When Albert Pujols is at the plate, there is no such thing as wasting a pitch.
Varsity woos
Recruiting picks up for Firebird Ballard
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
Here’s the funny - and puzzling - thing about big-time college football recruiting: Making a commitment to attend a school often means getting dramatically increased attention from other schools.
Royals losing games, patience
Elarton, Mientkiewicz frustrated by losses
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C3
The losing pitcher in Kansas City’s ninth-straight loss says many of his teammates don’t seem to care that they are getting embarrassed game after game.
Fishing report
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C6
Governor’s Classic for Wildscape looms
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C6
Kansas Wildscape Foundation will stage its annual Governor’s Golf and Fishing Classic June 2-3.
Free fishing days slated next month
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C6
Free fishing days in Kansas will be June 3-4.
Most judges’ ethical lapses kept secret
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B8
Kansas judges who improperly discuss cases, file tardy financial disclosures or make other ethical violations are allowed to escape public scrutiny because most infractions are kept private.
Car bomb kills three as violence continues
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A8
A car bomb possibly targeting a convoy of coalition soldiers killed three people Sunday in the Afghan capital, while officials added more than 30 troops and Taliban militants to the toll of those killed during the last few days.
Polls show voters favor split from Serbia
May 22, 2006
The leader of Montenegro’s anti-independence faction refused to concede defeat Sunday after a referendum in which an independent monitoring group said voters favored secession from the republic’s union with much larger Serbia.
New suspect detained in Natalee Holloway case
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A8
Dutch police have detained a man on suspicion of participating in the kidnapping and killing of Natalee Holloway last year in Aruba, the suspect’s lawyer said Sunday.
Abbas meets with Israeli minister
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A8
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with Israel’s foreign minister and deputy prime minister here on Sunday for the highest-level talks between Palestinian and Israeli officials in nearly a year.
Australian miners describe two weeks trapped underground
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A8
The two Australian miners trapped underground for two weeks said Sunday in their first interview that they wrote farewell messages to their families on their own skin in case they died.
Iraqi prime minister promises ‘maximum force’ on insurgents
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A8
Iraq’s new prime minister promised Sunday to use “maximum force” if necessary to end the brutal insurgent and sectarian violence wracking the country, while a suicide bomber killed more than a dozen people at a restaurant in downtown Baghdad.
Civil War-era fort for sale on eBay
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
A Civil War-era fort is for sale on eBay.
McCain: Gay marriage an issue for states
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Republican with the loudest presidential buzz says he won’t back a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, in spite of its importance to conservative GOP primary voters.
Journalists may face threat of prosecution
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales said Sunday he believes journalists can be prosecuted for publishing classified information, citing an obligation to national security.
Church attack leaves 5 dead
Suspect captured after abducting wife, children
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
A man gunned down four of his in-laws during a morning church service Sunday, abducted his wife and then shot her to death before he was captured nearby, authorities said.
Prisons, jails add more than 1,000 inmates each week
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
Prisons and jails added more than 1,000 inmates each week for a year, putting almost 2.2 million people, or one in every 136 U.S. residents, behind bars by last summer.
Lack of oxygen after explosion likely killed Kentucky miners
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
Three of the five miners killed in an explosion in an eastern Kentucky coal mine likely survived the initial blast but died of carbon monoxide poisoning, a coroner said Sunday based on preliminary autopsy results.
The Da Vinci Code’ boosts summer box office fortunes
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A2
Moviegoers gave their blessing to the “The Da Vinci Code” over the weekend, spending an estimated $77 million to see the Tom Hanks religious thriller.
If there were a Cooperstown for writers …
E.B. White’s stepson’s legacy began with baseball
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C7
If the history of The New Yorker could be captured in a single life, honors likely would fall to Roger Angell, who at age 85 predates the magazine itself and remains as vital as the publication he literally grew up with.
Bernardini possible for Belmont
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C10
Preakness winner Bernardini is not definitely set for the Belmont Stakes in three weeks, but trainer Tom Albertrani expects a decision in a few days.
Rested Suns, Clippers square off in finale
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C10
Steve Nash and the rest of the Phoenix Suns got some much-needed rest for their second Game 7 of these playoffs.
James silenced; Cavs done
Detroit shackles Cleveland star, cruises to 79-61 win
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C10
In a single half, the Detroit Pistons taught LeBron James everything he needs to know about defense in the playoffs - and finished off yet another series comeback.
Seidel, Hennigan in USPC finals
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
The Taj Mahal in Atlantic City sure knows how to run a poker tournament. The staff there is friendly and accommodating, and I love playing poker in Atlantic City. Back in November 2002, the $7,500 buy-in no-limit Hold ‘em U.S. Poker Championship (USPC) was held there for the sixth time. For three days, the players slugged it out for the right to make the final six players, be on the Travel Channel and win the $212,000 first prize. Unfortunately for me, I was eliminated on Day 1.
Bernstein wins top fuel crown
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
Brandon Bernstein improved to 10-1 in Top Fuel finals Sunday, beating Cory McClenathan with a quarter-mile run of 4.531 seconds at 329.58 mph in the Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals.
Bourdais wins third straight race
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
Sebastien Bourdais is still the only driver to win this Champ Car season.
Commentary: Nowitzki can make MVP statement
Mavericks’ standout must outshine Duncan, Spurs tonight to reach elite status
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C2
Throughout the regular season, coach Avery Johnson was reluctant to address Dirk Nowitzki’s chances of being named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, an award in which he would finish third behind Phoenix’s Steve Nash and Cleveland’s LeBron James.
Herron survives Colonial playoff
Smooth sailing for ‘Lumpy’ on second hole of sudden death
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C2
Tim Herron wishes he would have made it easier on himself. But after waiting seven years for another win on the PGA Tour, what’s two more holes?
Tax waste
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Our tax dollars are being wasted.
K-10 hazard
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: We live south of 23rd Street on 1600 Road. With increased eastbound traffic moving at 65 mph, 1600 Road traffic wanting to go west on Kansas Highway 10 has to cross two eastbound lanes of traffic.
Worth protecting
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The May 16 editorial section featured a trio of letters regarding the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 22, 1906: “Prof. H.P. Cady, assisted by Prof. D.F. McFarland, both instructors in chemistry at the University of Kansas, has discovered a considerable quantity of the rare chemical element, helium, in the natural gas which flows from a well at Dexter, Kansas. Cady has been working on this matter for a long time and has finally met with such success that he presented to the recent meeting of the chemical society here a lecture on the subject : The new YMCA building and its facilities are proving to be huge attractions for young men this year.”
Old home town - 40 years ago today
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
J.A. Cleavinger, superintendent of Baldwin schools, resigned to become superintendent of the Sabetha district.
McCain supporters a strange coalition
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
All successful politicians must have at least some talent for telling lies about what’s in their hearts and convincing people that it is the truth. But Sen. John McCain has a unique genius for telling the truth from his heart and making people believe that he is lying. And these people are his supporters! They admire him as a straight-talking truth-teller, and they forgive him for taking positions on big issues that they find repellent, on the grounds that he doesn’t really mean what he says.
Liberal is seeking anti-totalitarian roots
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
Peter Beinart is an advocate of liberal - not “progressive” - nostalgia. He wants to turn the clock back to 1947 at Washington’s Willard Hotel.
Academic focus
Rather than complain about the media coverage they receive, shouldn’t Kansas University officials work harder to highlight the school’s academic achievements?
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
Apparently, some at Kansas University are upset that a growing number of people on and off the campus are concerned that university officials are overly occupied with athletic-related activities to the detriment of the school’s academic role and excellence.
Horoscopes
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Monday, May 22
Good deals at national parks still available
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A2
People can find good deals in the national parks this summer despite tight budgets, rising fees and a huge backlog of maintenance work.
Healthy’ foods prove pitfall for dieters
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A9
On a mission to whip herself into shape, Kate Kowalczyk tossed out the junk food and stocked up on her idea of good-for-you staples like yogurt and low-fat cookies.
Light agenda includes hospital parking site plan
Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 5 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
May 22, 2006 in print edition on B8
Commissioners have a light agenda for their meeting Tuesday and will meet at 5 p.m. instead of their normal time of 6:35 p.m. Four of the five commissioners will be out of town and will be participating by conference call.
Lawmaker caught on tape taking $100,000
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A9
A congressman under investigation for bribery was caught on videotape accepting $100,000 in $100 bills from an FBI informant whose conversations with the lawmaker also were recorded, according to a court document released Sunday. Agents later found the cash hidden in his freezer.
Nagin ready for fresh start in New Orleans
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A9
Newly re-elected Mayor Ray Nagin immediately began trying to mend ties with political opponents and crucial leaders on Sunday as he looked ahead to another four years to oversee reconstruction of this major American city.
Ruth, Bonds remain tied
Giants’ slugger held homer-less in 6-0 win over Oakland
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C4
Barry Bonds went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and an intentional walk, and Matt Cain pitched a one-hitter in the San Francisco Giants’ anticlimactic 6-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
Pole-sitter loses control
Hornish uninjured after mishap; nobody bumped
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
Pole-sitter Sam Hornish Jr. had a bit of a scare Sunday on a relatively uneventful Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Bonds humbled by achievement
May 22, 2006
Barry Bonds sat at a makeshift podium inside the Raiders locker room at McAfee Coliseum on Saturday afternoon, his rendezvous with Babe Ruth barely more than three hours old. He sounded as he’s rarely sounded during his ascent toward history.
Yankee’s apology misdirected
Fantasy owners are real victims of Matsui’s injury
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C5
Dear Mr. Matsui: Thank you for your heartfelt apology to fans and teammates after fracturing your wrist last week. But, really, shouldn’t your contrition go to fantasy owners first?
High school seniors go out in style
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
Next year, Amy Magnuson will be buried in books as a freshman at MIT, striving to become an engineer. But Sunday night, the Lawrence High School grad had other goals.
Rising to the occasion
KU grads begin new journey
May 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
When Sira Konare Andrews came to Kansas from Africa in 2002, she could say only two words in English: yes and no.
Q&A on crappie spawn
May 22, 2006 in print edition on C6
I have many friends that fish, and we just got back from a weekend at Melvern fishing and camping, where we caught quite a few crappie. I fielded many questions, but I do not know if my answers were all correct.
Text of Chancellor Hemenway’s 2006 commencement speech
May 22, 2006
This is the 11th time I have had the privilege of addressing a graduating class at the University of Kansas.