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Kansas No. 2 seed at Corvallis, Ore., regional
Jayhawks to face No. 3 seed Hawaii Friday
May 29, 2006
Kansas University’s baseball team will travel to Corvallis, Ore., as the No. 2 seed in a four-team NCAA Baseball Tournament Regional, KU announced this afternoon.
Thunderstorms rumbling in this morning
Hot, steamy Memorial Day ahead
07:43 a.m., May 29, 2006 Updated 10:34 a.m.
Morning storms were rolling across Kansas and were rumbling toward Douglas County, possibly bringing heavy rain and hail, according to the National Weather Service.
Meals on Wheels sees increased load
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
Wanted: 15 drivers to bring hot meals to senior citizens. One day or more each week. Must have own vehicle, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Pays in thank-yous from grateful meal recipients and warm, fuzzy feelings of helping someone in need.
Into the pool
Getting kids excited about testing the waters can be whale of a challenge
May 29, 2006 in print edition on D1
Claire Campbell inches toward the water, hands arched above her head in her best Superman pose.
Grieving quake survivors scavenge for food
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A1
Tens of thousands camped out for a second night Sunday in streets, cassava fields and the paths between rice paddies as the death toll from Indonesia’s earthquake topped 4,300.
Free fishing days loom
May 29, 2006 in print edition on C6
You won’t need a license to fish in Kansas on Saturday and Sunday. The free fishing days are held in conjunction with National Boating and Fishing Week.
Texas to be host for 1 of 16 regionals
Nebraska, Oklahoma join defending national champions as sites in Big 12 country
May 29, 2006 in print edition on C2
Defending national champion Texas was selected Sunday as one of the 16 regional tournament hosts by the NCAA Division I baseball committee.
Frist takes FBI’s side on congressional raid
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Sunday the FBI was within its right to search the office of a congressman accused of bribery - despite protests from House members on both sides of the aisle.
Pope visits Auschwitz, asks why God ‘tolerated’ crimes
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A6
Pope Benedict XVI visited the Auschwitz concentration camp as “a son of the German people” Sunday and asked God why he remained silent during the “unprecedented mass crimes” of the Holocaust.
iPod’s next step: Personal coach
Nike teams up with Apple to deliver high-tech shoe for runners
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A10
Exercise podcasts and workout music playlists? That’s so last season. Fitness fanatics soon will be able to make their shoes talk to their iPods.
Horoscopes
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B4
For Monday, May 29
Basehor woman provides troops in Iraq taste of home
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
As of Monday, Capt. Jay Scrivener had not received his first “Treats for the Troops” package.
They won’t be forgotten
Fort Leavenworth collects oral histories to preserve memories, lessons from Iraq
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A1
Timothy Mace had spent 26 years in the U.S. Army, climbing his way through the enlisted ranks to the status of command sergeant major - a former drill sergeant, as tough as they come.
Keegan: Another crown for town
May 29, 2006 in print edition on C1
It started in the autumn when Mark Mangino’s seemingly sinking football team needed to win every game, save the virtually insurmountable one against eventual national champion Texas, to play for any sort of title.
Save the date
Don Czyz’s final out gives KU Big 12 title
May 29, 2006 in print edition on C1
Don Czyz gasped for breath, crushed against the turf, unable to move in near darkness. Pure delight.
Little-known Red Cross class teaches first aid, CPR for pets
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
There may come a day when Fido needs more than a belly rub. And because emergencies happen, the Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross offers a little-known course on Pet First Aid and CPR.
Thousands taking it easy at area lakes
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
At this point, it doesn’t matter how long Mark Brunk and the guys have been lounging at Clinton Lake. Out here, on Memorial Day weekend, time didn’t matter much. Just ask him how long he’s been here.
Villagers blame black magic, not bird flu, for deaths
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A6
The three brick-and-clapboard houses stand along the village’s muddy dirt road, empty and forlorn. A naked light bulb hangs from a wire over one door, still burning. A white pet bird cries for food from its cage.
Families seek special honor for soldiers killed in accidents
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
Richard Perez made just one request when he said goodbye to his son on a tarmac at March Air Reserve Base just east of here.
Bonds finally passes Ruth
Giants slugger 40 home runs behind Aaron on all-time list
May 29, 2006 in print edition on C1
Now there’s only Hank Aaron.
Hard-headed cyclists cut down on emergency room visits
May 29, 2006 in print edition on D1
With school out and children having more free time, many of them undoubtedly will be hopping aboard their bicycles this summer.
Community Building to close for cleaning
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Community Building, 115 W. 11th St., will be closed this week to give city crews a chance to clean the facility.
Upkeep of roads, sewers a concern
Improvements sought in planning and funding of infrastructure work
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A1
It is kind of like buying your groceries on a credit card. The bill lasts a lot longer than the food does.
City Commission won’t meet Tuesday
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence City Commission meets only four Tuesdays each month. Because the fifth Tuesday is this week, commissioners will not meet.
Seniors win prizes at Project Graduation
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
Several Lawrence High and Free State High graduating seniors took home valuable prizes at Project Graduation 2006 on May 21.
Fire destroys trailer in East Lawrence
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
A fire in a trailer home late Sunday forced three generations of residents out of their residence.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
May 29, 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.
Got a minute? Survey finds a nation in a hurry
Waiting in grocery stores and on the phone draws American’s ire
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A1
We’ll make this quick. We know you’re busy. An Associated Press poll has found an impatient nation. To get to the point without further ado, it’s a nation that gets antsy after five minutes on hold on the phone and 15 minutes max in a line. So say people in the survey.
On the record
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B2
I-70 manhunt fails
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B3
A broken-down car along Interstate 70 in Douglas County Sunday led Kansas police to a wanted man - who then led them on an unsuccessful foot chase through nearby fields.
K.C. comeback falls short
After dismal first inning, Royals stage ill-fated rally
May 29, 2006 in print edition on C3
The New York Yankees seemed poised for a perfect day.
Hunting accidents down from 2004 to ‘05
May 29, 2006 in print edition on C6
The number of reported hunting accidents in Kansas dropped to 20 in 2005, down from 26 reported in 2004, according to Wildlife and Parks.
Fishing report
May 29, 2006 in print edition on C6
Now is time to catch walleye
May 29, 2006 in print edition on C6
As table fare, walleye are at the top of most anglers’ lists. They are not only tasty, but they grow large enough that a few can provide a family meal.
The future of mapping
TOPO! software full of promise - and bugs
May 29, 2006 in print edition on C6
I’ll be the first to admit I’m a bit of a computer geek. And a gadget freak. And a natural-born quantifier: I like to know how far, how fast, how high I have run, biked, hiked or climbed.
Hornish takes 500
Pole winner holds off Andrettis
May 29, 2006 in print edition on C8
Maybe, just maybe, the 90th Indianapolis 500 could have had a more exciting ending Sunday.
Scrappy Mavs prevail
May 29, 2006 in print edition on C8
The first two games of the Western Conference finals between Dallas and Phoenix were all about grace and style.
Braves blast eight
May 29, 2006
Even the windiest days at Wrigley Field hadn’t produced a power display like this.
BoSox nip Rays at the plate
May 29, 2006 in print edition on C7
Tim Wakefield pitched eight shutout innings, and Willie Harris threw out the tying run at the plate to end the game in the Boston Red Sox’s 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Sunday.
Kahne dethrones Johnson
May 29, 2006 in print edition on C9
The 42 drivers chasing Jimmie Johnson heard the plea from the fans and saw it on the T-shirts that begged for “Anybody But Jimmie” to win the Coca-Cola 600. Kasey Kahne was the only one up for the challenge.
People in the news
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ ‘Wind That Shakes the Barley’ earns top prize at Cannes ¢ ‘X-Men’ has record opening ¢ Strait receives doctorate ¢ Tribute to veterans ¢ Film festival sequel planned
Couric has only a couple more ‘Today’s
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A2
Millions of Americans can scarcely remember a weekday where Katie Couric wasn’t a part of their morning routine.
2 stranded climbers rescued from peak
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
Two Korean climbers were rescued from a mountain after being stranded near its summit for more than a day without food or shelter, officials said.
Letting go of the past
May 29, 2006 in print edition on C8
Isn’t it time to let go of the painful past?
Sharapova limps into second round
Foot injury slows former Wimbledon champ in France
May 29, 2006 in print edition on C2
The French Open started on a Sunday for the first time and nearly ended quickly for Maria Sharapova.
Alligators abound in Florida census
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
To the unaided eye, the swamp seems to sleep at night. But hit it with a spotlight and alligators suddenly appear everywhere, their bulbous red eyes glowing on the water’s black surface.
House Republican calls immigrant ‘amnesty’ a deal-breaker
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Senate plan to provide illegal immigrants with a shot at citizenship probably is a deal-breaker that will prevent passage of a compromise on immigration overhaul, the House’s lead negotiator said Sunday.
Ariel Sharon moved to new care facility
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A6
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was moved Sunday to a long-term care facility, a sign that his medical team does not believe he will awaken from an extended coma.
President is first to win re-election
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A6
President Alvaro Uribe swept to a re-election victory Sunday as voters gave him a resounding vote of confidence for having reduced violence, re-ignited the economy, and for restored confidence in a nation that four years ago seemed on the verge of disintegration.
Army targets bases in Lebanon
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A6
Israeli jets and artillery pounded Palestinian and Lebanese guerrilla targets in Lebanon on Sunday after rockets hit an army base in northern Israel. It was the harshest military response by Israel since it withdrew its forces from southern Lebanon six years ago, the military said.
Gang violence sends thousands fleeing
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A6
Tens of thousands of East Timorese fled their burning capital or sought refuge in churches, embassies and the airport Sunday as gangs terrorized neighborhoods virtually at will. The United Nations evacuated hundreds of employees.
Chiropractic office reports certification
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A10
Tracey Smith became certified as a chiropractic assistant during The Masters Circle’s SpringFest National Seminar, May 4 in Dallas.
Counseling workers attend conferences
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A10
Three employees of Headquarters Counseling Center, Lawrence, recently participated in national conferences.
On the money
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A10
Sell or stay put? That’s a question often on the minds of homeowners.
Tips on how to advance in career after 25 years
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A10
I’m getting discouraged. I have been at my current job for 25 years and have moved as far as I can.
Best lessons stand test of time
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B7
When I was in first grade, the nuns still wore heavy black habits with flowing skirts and long head coverings accented by a starched white piece across the forehead.
Chicks’ show their courage
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B7
They could have just shut up.
Many offices closed for holiday
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B8
Government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed today in observance of Memorial Day.
What Spurs a great time at poker? Tony and Eva
May 29, 2006 in print edition on C8
I was attending Game 1 of the Dallas Mavericks/San Antonio Spurs series in San Antonio. Being there with one of the minority owners, Ken Kamp, allowed me access to the owners’ lounge for a snack at halftime. While Ken and I walked back to the lounge, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker of the Spurs came rushing out of the locker room, headed back to the court. As Parker whizzed by, he threw us a quick “Hi.” That was Sunday.
Sunni ally of U.S. killed
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A6
A tribal chief who challenged Iraq’s most feared terrorist and sent fighters to help U.S. troops battle al-Qaida in western Iraq died in a hail of bullets Sunday - the latest victim of an apparent insurgent campaign against Sunni Arabs who work with Americans.
Thank a veteran for your freedom
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B6
I watched the HBO documentary “Baghdad ER,” not only to see whether it lived down to the expectations of some conservatives who claimed, without seeing it, that the film would be an anti-war propaganda screed; I also wanted to be reminded of the cost of freedom.
Campaign finance reform isn’t working
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B6
John McCain’s undeclared but ubiquitous presidential campaign will produce a delicious moment when he announces, as he surely will, that he will not participate in the public funding system for presidential primaries. And if he is nominated, he and his Democratic opponent probably will be the first nominees since 1972 to rely on private money in the general election campaign.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for May 29, 1906: “Charles Achning’s hardware store at 822 Mass. was entered by burglars early today and a large number of rifles, shots guns, cutlery, shells and pistols were secured.”
Old home town - 40 years ago today
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B6
Three Lawrence High seniors were being graduated with all-A grade records throughout high school - Woody Wright, Kathy Binns and Richard Whitley Jr.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B6
The development arm of the Union Pacific Railroad was considering whether to create a new industrial park north of Lawrence, company and local officials confirmed. Efforts had been under way for more than a year to bring about the project to get industrial sites to the north of the city.
Never forget
We all have a duty to remember and honor the bravery and ideals of those who fight and die on behalf of America.
May 29, 2006 in print edition on B6
Sometimes, we just forget what’s important. On Memorial Day, when we focus on those who’ve gone before us and, especially, on those who fought on behalf of America, we get a chance to remember.
Pulse calendar
May 29, 2006 in print edition on D2
Frontline’ chronicles history of AIDS
May 29, 2006 in print edition on D2
“Frontline” (8 p.m., PBS) presents “The Age of AIDS,” a four-hour, two-night look at one of the worst pandemics in recent history - the medical, social and political ramifications of the disease, and its discovery, spread and treatment.
Toll from Katrina continues to grow
May 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
Eight months after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, the body of one more victim has turned up.