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Patrol seeks fuel deals
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.56 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Pope draws large crowds in spiritually divided Poland
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A10
In a four-day pilgrimage to this bastion of Catholicism, Pope Benedict XVI is exhorting huge crowds of Poles to cling to their Christian values and traditions, even those “uncomfortable for modern man.”
Bird flu drug maker on alert; more deaths confirmed
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A10
The biggest case yet of humans infecting others with bird flu prompted the World Health Organization to put the maker of the anti-viral drug Tamiflu on alert for possible shipment of the global stockpile for the first time, officials said Saturday.
Poker tournament to aid Alzheimer’s patients
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B4
A Texas Hold ‘em poker tournament on June 10 will benefit Alzheimer’s patients, their family members and caregivers.
Coach’ helps executives win
Mentor uses teaching skills to help leaders, firms thrive
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C12
Pete Ramler’s listening skills, management insights and goal-oriented directions are helping Tina Neal increase sales, expand markets and improve efficiency.
Analysis: Fissures in Republican ranks complicate immigration bill
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A5
To hear President Bush and his strategists describe it, tougher border security and compassion for illegal immigrants are both in the nation’s interest and winning election-year politics.
Gore may be better choice than Hillary
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B7
As Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton cruises toward likely re-election, she enjoys an almost inexhaustible supply of funds and weak, divided opposition.
Bankruptcies
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C12
Extremists target athletes for wearing shorts
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A9
An Iraqi tennis coach and two of his players were shot to death this week in Baghdad because they were wearing shorts, authorities said Saturday, reporting the latest in a series of recent attacks attributed to Islamic extremists.
It pays to be up front at Brickyard
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C2
Forget about Danica Patrick, Michael Andretti and all those other drivers back in the pack today.
Schilling logs 200th victory
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C4
One quick tip of the cap wasn’t going to be enough for Curt Schilling this time.
Consider consolidation loans to pay off student debt
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C12
Got a pile of student loans to pay off?
Senator files to run for secretary of state
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
Sen. Kay O’Connor, R-Olathe, officially filed on Thursday to seek the Republican nomination for the statewide office of secretary of state.
Partisan tactics may doom immigration bill
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
This Memorial Day finds the nation’s capital consumed by the issue of immigration - a topic that reaches as deep into our history and values as any that could occupy our holiday thoughts.
Blitz Build’ runs Friday to Sunday
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C12
A few months of construction work will be condensed into a few days this week, as the Lawrence Home Builders Assn. embarks on a residential “blitz build” for Lawrence Habitat for Humanity.
Plans clarified
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: A recent letter to the editor suggested that the Gene Fritzel Construction Co. plan for library expansion involves using eminent domain to force the sale of private property for our benefit.
Bittersweet end for EHS
K.C. Ward wins fourth straight 4A title
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C7
All things come to an end, but Kansas City (Kan.) Ward’s dominance of the Class 4A state baseball scene will last another year.
Heitshusen’s arm, bat help Firebirds claim school’s first state baseball championship
Title town times 2! Free State baseball, LHS boys track take top prizes
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
The mission for the Free State High baseball squad was to win a Class 6A state championship. Mission status: Accomplished.
Couple share award from CornerBank
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A10
Mary Burchill and Brower Burchill are recipients of CornerBank’s Community Cornerstone Award for May, and the bank will make a donation on their behalf to the Lawrence Community Christmas Dinner.
All-American bandstand
South Park gazebo - home to City Band concerts, weddings and community gatherings - marks its 100th anniversary
May 28, 2006
When Lawrence residents pitched in to build a $600 bandstand in South Park, the Daily World newspaper marked the occasion with a short story.
Hickey’s anchor run sparks Lions to crown
Title town times 2! Free State baseball, LHS boys track take top prizes
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
It’s the simple beauty of track and field. Run, throw or jump faster than your opponent, and you win. No arguments. No excuses.
Eudora EMS unit seeks autonomy
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
The director of Eudora’s Emergency Medical Service wants county leaders to consider allowing his service to break out from underneath the supervision of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical.
Aquatic manager works for others to have fun
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
He didn’t want his job to feel like work. That’s why Jimmy Gibbs considers his post as manager of the Lawrence Aquatics Division the perfect fit.
Outdoor aquatic center opens season
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
Summer in Lawrence will now be a fairer fight.
Roughing it with The Duffers
Exclusive’ not in group’s vocabulary
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C6
It took all of one successful round and the first double-digit, 18-hole result of the season, played at Eagle Bend, to make greed rear its ugly head and convince me that I really was too good to participate in a group called The Duffers.
Keegan: Huge homer inspiring
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
The game was played at a Double-A stadium. Even so, the park wasn’t big enough for a high school senior whose talent never had been louder than Saturday evening with a state title in his hands.
Aggravated injury derails Valencia’s finale
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C3
Saturday was supposed to be the coronation of Free State High senior Alysha Valencia as one of the great distance runners in Kansas prep history.
Ottawa marine remembered for ‘spunk’
Wasser volunteered at art camp
May 28, 2006
For the past two summers, Katie Wasser has come back from college to a house, a town, a world, without her brother.
Tonganoxie mourns loss of Frantz
Widow plans to meet soldiers who served with husband
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
He was a high school football star turned husband, and on Oct. 18, 2005, Lucas Frantz was an American soldier who was killed in combat in Iraq.
Wellsville dad visits site of son’s death
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A1
Jim Butler heard the car pull onto a gravel lot next to his house just off Highway 33, about a mile and a half north of Wellsville.
Kansas soldiers make ultimate sacrifice in Iraq
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A1
Memorial Day takes on added resonance during war.
Older toys imaginative, if not safe
May 28, 2006 in print edition on D3
Old toys seem more imaginative than new ones, even though they are often not considered safe by today’s standards. In the early 1900s, lithographed tin toys, especially those made in Germany, were popular.
Best sellers
May 28, 2006 in print edition on D3
KU’s Battle, Tarasova earn NCAA track bids
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University senior Sheldon Battle and freshman Zlata Tarasova advanced to the NCAA Championships after their top-five finishes in their events at the NCAA Midwest Regional track meet on Saturday.
Cake and a reception, at last
Harrells mark 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends
May 28, 2006 in print edition on D8
Helen Herchell was nearly 19 and Skip Harrell was 26 when a Justice of the Peace married them in Raton, N.M. Their honeymoon was the ride home in a black ‘51 Ford, back to Clinton where both had been raised. Rose-covered cottages were not in their budget, so they moved in with Skip’s father, who welcomed his son’s help on the dairy farm.
Insomnia gone wild
May 28, 2006 in print edition on D1
I am up two hours before dawn. My nightshirt is damp, my heart is racing, and I am really mad.
Correction
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C3
Maggie Hull’s name was misspelled in a story about Free State’s first-round state softball game against Olathe East in Saturday’s Journal-World.
Jayhawks fight way into finale
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University continued its bold run through the Big 12 Conference baseball tournament Saturday, refusing to let anyone - literally - stand in the way.
Three die when truck collides with train
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
Three people died Saturday when their pickup was hit by a train.
Teen dies after being pulled from lake
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
A 15-year-old boy was pulled Saturday morning from the Melvern Reservoir at Eisenhower State Park in Osage County.
Police seek man who impersonated officer
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
Osage County Sheriff’s officers have asked for help to find a man who allegedly impersonated a police officer and assaulted a woman Saturday morning.
Scouts, 4-H members honor benefactor
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
Standing in a shade-filled grove at Oak Hill Cemetery on Saturday, Megan Smith read about the man who gave all he had to her Girl Scouts.
Quake kills thousands in Indonesia
Nearby volcano threatens to add to devastation
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A1
Desperate relatives searched rubble for survivors Saturday after a powerful earthquake flattened nearly all the buildings in this rice-farming town while residents slept, killing more than 3,700 people on Indonesia’s densely populated Java island.
Teen denies rampage that injured 28 people
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A10
A teenager suspected of attacking 28 people with a knife in a rampage in the German capital has told police he had been drinking heavily and could “remember little” about what happened next.
Hamas militia makes limited return to streets
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A10
The Hamas-led government’s private militia returned to the streets of Gaza Saturday after a one-day absence, complicating efforts to end an increasingly bloody standoff with President Mahmoud Abbas’ rival Fatah movement.
Residents flee violence by security factions
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A10
Thousands of people in East Timor’s capital fled Saturday to churches, schools and other sanctuaries after surging violence between factions inside the security forces this week ignited a wider feud between residents from the east of this tiny country and those from the west.
Growth of HIV/AIDS may be slowing
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A10
A quarter-century after AIDS was first identified, there is mounting evidence to suggest that the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is at last slowing down.
Better singers, better people
Retiring FSHS choral director known for cultivating talent, citizenship
May 28, 2006 in print edition on D1
If ever there were proof that Free State High School choral music director Pam Bushouse is one of the most beloved teachers in the district, it might be this: Junior football lineman Caleb Stephens says, if forced to choose, he’d give up his gridiron career in a heartbeat to sing in her choir.
Feds haven’t entered mine after explosion
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
Federal officials have yet to enter an eastern Kentucky mine to begin investigating the cause of an underground explosion that killed five miners.
White House seeks dismissal of lawsuits
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Bush administration has asked federal judges in New York and Michigan to dismiss a pair of lawsuits filed over the National Security Agency’s domestic eavesdropping program, saying litigating them would jeopardize state secrets.
Arab, Israeli clashes continue at university
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
The University of California, Irvine, has emerged as an unlikely flashpoint in the national Israeli-Arab debate.
Man throws children, himself off hotel balcony
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
A doctor killed his two young children Saturday by throwing them off the 15th floor of a landmark South Beach hotel and then jumped to his own death, police said.
Newest national cemetery offers first Memorial Day service
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
About 75 veterans and their families gathered under a pavilion Saturday for the first Memorial Day observance at the nation’s newest national cemetery.
Drug mix causing overdoses in north
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
Larry, a 53-year-old heroin addict, has two cardinal rules: Never shoot up alone, and shoot up only one person at a time. If one overdoses, “you need someone there to bring you back,” he said.
Bush: Terrorism battle akin to Cold War
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush, likening the war against Islamic radicals to the Cold War threat of communism, told U.S. Military Academy graduates on Saturday that America’s safety depends on an aggressive push for democracy, especially in the Middle East.
Mental health center receives grant
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will receive a grant to help fund the Working to Recognize Alternative Possibilities Program and Evaluation Project.
On the record
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B2
Wichita worker wanted in La. slaying
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B3
A Wichita construction worker who had been in Louisiana for three months working on hurricane-damaged homes is wanted in connection with the death of a woman, authorities said.
Lithographs on display
May 28, 2006
A collection of rare, original Currier & Ives lithographs are on display through June at Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
Lawrence commuter report
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B3
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Re-enactors to perform at D-Day events
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B4
World War II re-enactors will participate in D-Day commemoration events Friday and Saturday at Forbes Field’s Kansas National Guard Museum. The event makes up this year’s annual Heartland Military Days at the museum.
Rollover sends woman, 2 children to hospitals
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B4
The Kansas Highway Patrol identified a 33-year-old woman, a 4-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy, all from Eudora, as the three people injured in the rollover accident Saturday afternoon on Kansas Highway 10 about two miles east of Lawrence.
Cannes jurors weed through variety of films
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A2
A culture-clash drama, a quirky portrait of strong women, a harrowing imprisonment story, an unnerving fairy tale and a saga of unheralded World War II heroes were among contenders for top honors at the Cannes Film Festival.
KU school to play host to law conference
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B5
Kansas University’s School of Law and KU Continuing Education will play host to “Recent Developments in the Law,” a conference for attorneys Thursday and Friday at Green Hall on the KU campus.
NFL mulls playing games abroad
Two regular-season contests outside U.S. proposed
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C2
The NFL has proposed playing two regular-season games outside the United States starting in 2008, league officials said Saturday.
Nebraska slips past Texas, 6-5
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C5
Nebraska advanced to Sunday’s championship game of the Big 12 Conference baseball tournament, using a five-run second and six-and-two-thirds innings of scoreless relief for a 6-5 victory over top-seeded Texas on Saturday.
A-Rod gives New York lift
After halting 13-game slide, K.C. returns to losing ways
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C8
Alex Rodriguez has found his rhythm, and he helped the Yankees get back in step on Saturday.
Tigers’ model may not apply to Royals
Detroit farm system was loaded; same can’t be said for Kansas City’s
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C8
Downstairs, in the visiting manager’s office at Kauffman Stadium last week, Jim Leyland was talking about conversations he had while scouting for the St. Louis Cardinals. They were talking about the jewels in the Detroit Tigers’ farm system.
Mavs will attempt to quell Nash again
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C9
Steve Nash took only one shot in the second half of the Suns’ Game 2 loss to Dallas in the Western Conference finals.
People in the news
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt new parents to girl - Shiloh ¢ ‘Nick News,’ Ellerbee celebrate 15 years of broadcasts today ¢ Jackson makes first public appearance since acquittal
Flames from lightning ravage farmland
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B8
An estimated 6,000 to 7,000 acres of mostly idled farmland were scorched after lightning sparked more than a dozen blazes in Hamilton County, authorities said.
Lawrence native hired to direct state board
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B8
Lawrence native Angela Nordhus was recently hired as executive director of the Kansas State Child Death Review Board.
FBI probing eight suspected bribery schemes in Jefferson investigation
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A4
The FBI is focusing on at least eight different suspected bribery schemes as part of its corruption probe of embattled Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., according to a federal affidavit and sources familiar with the investigation.
More victims possible in Missouri case
May 28, 2006 in print edition on A4
Two suspects accused of videotaping the rape of a woman and killing her might have other victims in their past, authorities said Saturday.
Pistons rally, but Wade rules
Miami up 2-1 … again
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C9
The 12-point lead Miami held minutes earlier was whittled to a single point, and Antonio McDyess rose for a dunk that would have given the Detroit Pistons the lead and all the momentum.
The bottom line
May 28, 2006 in print edition on C12
With the arrival of the summer driving season this Memorial Day weekend, a Gallup poll reveals how high gasoline prices - up about 75 cents a gallon from a year ago - are affecting consumer spending.
Traffic magic
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The plan to extend 31st Street is a question some people will like, some hate!
Cost of war
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Memorial Day, a day of remembrance of those who answered the call of duty and gave their life in that call.
Local energy
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I enjoy reading the 100 years ago column. It is interesting to read about things that have changed in our community and some that have not.
Deliver the eulogy before the death
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B7
Here’s my plan for cheating death.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 28, 1906: “There are more grim forecasts from Dr. Snow at KU about prospects for a bad drought here this year. He says a ‘cycle’ is upon us and sees little chance of breaking it. : KU is planning its last vesper service of the year. Lawrence High had a great attendance for its last play of the year and many praised the young performers. : Kansas has issued a call for wheat harvest hands but the wages are not likely to be as good this year, we are told.”
Old home town - 25 years ago today
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
Negotiators for firefighters and the city of Lawrence reached terms on a new two-year work agreement, including a 9 percent cost-of-living raise in the first year of the pact.
War veterans have important story to share
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
It seems like listening is the least we can do. A story published earlier this month in the Journal-World told the story of a Vietnam veteran from McLouth who was asked to recall his war experiences in honor of Vietnam Veterans Recognition Week. Forty years ago, he served in Vietnam for 18 months and, like most other veterans of that war, he still is dealing with that experience.
Pet plans
Including pets in emergency evacuation plans can save many animals, as well as their owners.
May 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
People without pets may not understand, but to any pet owner, a bill passed by the U.S. House last week makes perfect sense.
Horoscopes
May 28, 2006 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, May 28, 2006
Poet’s showcase
May 28, 2006 in print edition on D4
‘Page 2B’ by Ray Finch