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Does Jim Ryun have a realistic shot of recapturing the Congressional seat he once held?

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Tonganoxie softball team has eyes on state title
April 2, 2007
The Tonganoxie High softball team won’t be satisfied with only a return trip to the state tournament this season after going 20-4 last season with no seniors on the roster. With this experienced group returning, a state title is the obvious goal.
Former KU coach Roy Williams heads to ‘Hall’
April 2, 2007
Today, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inducted seven new members, including former KU head coach Roy Williams.
The long-ball has been a killer for the KU baseball squad
April 2, 2007
The KU pitching squad has already given up 28 home-runs this season - many of which have directly led to a KU loss.
Future ‘Hawk Tyrell Reed to play in Classic
April 2, 2007
Future Jayhawk Tyrell Reed has been selected to play in the Kentucky Derby Festival All-Star Classic on April 14th in Louisville.
Kidcast for April 2, 2007
April 2, 2007
A bit of weather history, brought to you by a local youth.
Police investigate armed robbery at local Kwik Shop
April 2, 2007
Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Kwik Shop near 9th and Mississippi streets around 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Police are also still looking for the man involved in the Dollar General robbery as well.
County Commissioners to reward construction company if bridge is finished ahead of schedule
April 2, 2007
The bridge spanning the Kansas River near Lecompton closed for repairs March 12th. However, if the construction is done before that deadline, the contractors get a hefty bonus.
Police chase leads to arrest of two burglary suspects
April 2, 2007
The incident started near ‘Little Ceaser’s Pizza’ around 2:30 this afternoon after someone saw two men acting suspiciously and looking in the windows of a car in the parking lot and ended in a police chase.
KU reports decline in campus crimes
April 2, 2007
New numbers from KU’s Public Safety Office show a decline in reported crimes on campus - continuing a decade-long trend.
Local preschool finds missing class pet
April 2, 2007
The local First Baptist Church’s preschool - Jonnie Appleseed - lost track of its pet hamster almost two weeks ago and now they finally got some answers.
Local students get a lesson in life after high school
April 2, 2007
High school seniors will soon need to know much more than they could ever learn in a ‘typical’ classroom setting. But on Monday, students got a lesson in life after high school.
High turnout not likely for Lawrence’s youngest eligible voters
April 2, 2007
During the February Primary Election, only 14 voters showed up in Precinct 10, which includes most of the KU residence halls. That’s pretty typical for that part of campus which had a 4% turnout in 2003, and a 17% turnout in the 2005 local election.
Lawrence woman among 25 bachelorettes looking for love on national TV
April 2, 2007
Lawrence native Lindsay Smith tried her hand at love on ABC’s ‘The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman’ which aired Monday night.
KU students to protest Iraq war each Monday in April
April 2, 2007
The war in Iraq spurs many emotions - and in a new weekly demonstration launched today, some KU students are making their stance known on the ongoing conflict.
Douglas County victims of white-collar crimes receive little, if any, restitution
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
For the past decade, the whereabouts of Steve McMurry have remained a mystery to Kansas University officials - despite his $250,000 debt. McMurry, who embezzled more than $257,000 from the student-run organization KU on Wheels in 1982, has paid just $3,000 back. And, in spite of filing civil lawsuits and hiring a lawyer in Boulder, Colo., to help keep tabs on him, the university hasn’t received a payment since 1989.
Will young voters turn out to polls tomorrow?
April 2, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, will Lawrence’s most eligible voters turn out at the polls tomorrow and a look at the climbing crime trends on the KU campus.
County increases incentives to finish bridge repair early
The contractor, A.M. Cohron, will receive $10,000 for each day the job is completed early
April 2, 2007
The contractor, A.M. Cohron, will receive $10,000 for each day the job is completed early up to 15 days, or $150,000. A few weeks ago commissioners capped the incentives at 10 days or $100,000.
Schools, city now in hands of voters
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
Voters will decide the future makeup of the Lawrence City Commission and school board Tuesday.
Reports track decline in meth use
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A5
At one Minneapolis-area high school, the methamphetamine problem got so bad in recent years that staff members sometimes caught students trying to attend class while high.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 2, 1907: “The fifth annual exhibition of paintings by American artists opened at the university yesterday and promises to be one of the most popular shows ever held here.
Trump wins Wrestlemania ‘hair match’
WWE’s Vince McMahon shorn at end of April Fool’s matchup
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
One of the world’s most famous ‘do’s - considered by many to be a fashion don’t - remains intact after its owner, Donald Trump, prevailed in Sunday night’s “hair match” at Wrestlemania.
Corps of Engineers planning clean-up of Clinton Lake
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B4
The Clinton Lake Corps of Engineers is looking for volunteers who are looking to get outdoors this spring and join several other volunteers Saturday, April 28, for the Annual Clinton Lake Clean-up.
Capitol Briefing
News from the Kansas Statehouse
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B4
After a contentious debate when the House approved expanding gambling last week, state Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, extended the olive branch inviting Republicans and Democrats to meet at a Topeka nightclub to unwind and socialize.
War of words over funding escalates
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A7
Senate Democratic leaders said Sunday they will keep pushing for a withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq even if President Bush vetoes legislation calling for a pullout.
McCain upbeat in assessment of security progress in Baghdad
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A7
After a heavily guarded trip to a Baghdad market, Sen. John McCain insisted Sunday that a U.S.-Iraqi security crackdown in the capital was working and said Americans lacked a “full picture” of the progress. The U.S. military later reported six soldiers were killed in roadside bombings southwest of Baghdad.
Ameriprise adviser earns recognition
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
Dan Cary, a senior financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial, qualified in the company’s 2006 Circle of Success program.
Message received
Ojeleye makes Ottawa record book his own
April 2, 2007
Ottawa High coach David Grover sent Victor Ojeleye a text message during basketball season that said the following: The record at Ottawa for most rebounds in a game is 19 - beat it. Talk about motivation.
Glavine, Mets ruin Cardinals’ party
April 2, 2007 in print edition on C6
Tom Glavine patiently watched the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate the World Series title, a championship the New York Mets could have won themselves.
Big-time additions to take field
April 2, 2007 in print edition on C6
Some of the most high-profile additions either team ever has had will be in uniform when the Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals open their season today.
Commentary: Florida sitting on history’s doorstep
Players may not know it, but the Gators are close to leaving a glowing legacy in college hoops history
April 2, 2007 in print edition on C2
For most of the Florida players, college basketball history started in 1994, which may be why they had so much trouble when they were asked to identify the best college team of all time.
Clinton sets funding record
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two Democratic presidential candidates broke previous fundraising records during the first three months of the year, with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton setting a high bar of $26 million in new contributions for the quarter.
Armitage homecoming wows Lied Center
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B2
On Saturday night, a huge crowd of dance fans jammed into the Lied Center to put the lie to Tom Wolfe’s assertion that “you can’t go home again.”
Events Calendar
April 2, 2007 in print edition on D2
Performance jump-start
Plyometrics puts spring in athletes’ steps, but is it for everyone?
April 2, 2007 in print edition on C8
In some ways, plyometrics resembles playground fun more than hardcore training.
Overlooked? Park slowly fulfills potential
Clean-up efforts have helped land, but more volunteers still needed
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s been five years since Ken Lassman asked the Douglas County Commission to revitalize Wells Overlook Park.
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Monday, April 2
Blades of Glory’ ices the competition
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
Stars-on-ice Will Ferrell and Jon Heder took the box office gold for the weekend.
City commission briefs
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B3
City Commission year to wrap up with address
Group gathers to remember promoting self-reliance
April 2, 2007
As pictures flashed on the screen in the front of the room, former members of Lawrence’s Appropriate Technology Center laughed, and looked and remembered old friends from the group’s activities in the early 1980s.
Former governor, HHS secretary joins GOP race
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson on Sunday joined the crowded field of Republicans running for the White House in 2008 and proclaimed himself the “reliable conservative” in the race.
Pint-sized Ramirez tees off in KU loss
April 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
Sara Ramirez can’t tell you where her power comes from.
Bedore: Florida to win title; Players should be paid
April 2, 2007 in print edition on C3
Things on my mind as the 2006-07 college basketball season today comes to a close.
Lawrence Datebook
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B2
Playwright conducts symphony of car horns at overlook park
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
If you happened to be driving by Wells Overlook Park at just the right time on a day in mid-March you would have heard the sound of car horns.
Blood conversion could ease shortages
April 2, 2007
Danish researchers have perfected an inexpensive and efficient way to convert types A, B and AB blood into type O, the universal-donor blood that can be given to anyone - an achievement that promises to make transfusions safer and relieve shortages of type O blood.
Safety priority
U.S. meatpackers should be allowed to do as much testing as they want for mad cow disease.
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
A federal judge’s ruling last week would allow the nation’s meatpackers to perform tests that many Americans probably would applaud.
Georgia’s legal act of child abuse
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
It was not exactly Richie and Potsie getting lucky up at Inspiration Point. Not, in other words, what people of a certain age are inclined to think of when they think of teen sex: girls who put out and guys who reach third base.
Official admits poisoning animals
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B8
The chairman of the Logan County Commission admitted to a newspaper that he illegally set out prairie dog poison on land he farms.
People in the news
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Duff says she feels pressure to be thin ¢ Sheen, activists cited during nuclear protest ¢ 3 wounded at party after Nickelodeon show ¢ Bello the clown reunited with prized mini-bike
Earthquake triggers tsunami in Solomon Islands
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
A powerful earthquake struck in the South Pacific today off the Solomon Islands, triggering a tsunami several yards high that destroyed a village and left at least four people missing, officials and residents said.
Artist gets offers for chocolate Jesus
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
An anatomically correct chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ infuriated Catholics and even led to threats, but the artist says offers to buy or exhibit the piece have been pouring in.
Money tip
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
Lending friends money usually does not work. Getting it back isn’t always easy, especially if time passes and your friend hasn’t said a word.
Police assault, detain teens in disco raid
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
Heavily armed paramilitary police raided a popular nightclub in an affluent, predominantly white part of Zimbabwe’s capital, attacking teenagers with riot batons and detaining scores for hours, witnesses said Sunday.
Ryun preparing to run again
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A4
Jim Ryun is in the race again, and this time the former miler is running a marathon.
If you’re so great, why are you still single?
April 2, 2007 in print edition on D1
“The Bachelor” (8:45 p.m., ABC) returns for what seems like the 400th season. And this season’s Prince Charming seems almost too good to be true.
Chorus of voices
Unique choir uses words, not music, to entertain, inform
April 2, 2007 in print edition on D1
For once, all 11 students in a classroom are supposed to be talking at the same time. The Baker University Speech Choir is practicing for an upcoming performance about domestic violence, and members are spouting off a list of statistics about the topic.
Equal rights amendment still a bad idea
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
Liberals, dolled up in love beads and bell-bottom trousers, have had another bright idea, one as fresh as other 1970s fads.
Pet food recall: Owners may have little legal recourse
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A5
Pet owners are not likely to get much compensation if they individually sue pet food-maker Menu Foods over the death of a dog or cat, although they might fare better if they joined forces in a class action suit, legal experts say.
Iraqis wants home summit
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B7
U.S. efforts to bring the world’s great powers together with Iraq’s quarrelsome neighbors to stabilize the government in Baghdad have predictably run into strong opposition. Didn’t President Bush warn Jim Baker and Lee Hamilton that Syria and Iran were not interested in stopping the turmoil in Iraq?
Avalanches hit area near Afghanistan border
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
Avalanches struck two villages in a remote part of northwest Pakistan, killing at least 29 people and leaving 14 others missing, police said Sunday.
Sick-pay bill rises again
Congress considers mandated benefit
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
John Maddox says he knows how to motivate his 150 employees.
Pregnancy weight gains can lead to fat toddlers
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A5
The standard advice for how much weight a woman should gain during pregnancy may need to changed, concludes a rigorous and provocative study suggesting that even accepted weight gains may raise the risk of having an overweight toddler.
Date won’t change for Gonzales’ testimony
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
The White House scrambled Sunday to move up Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ planned testimony to Congress about his involvement in firing eight federal prosecutors, only to get a cold shoulder from majority Democrats.
Brothers missing since November found dead
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two brothers missing since November were found dead in the northern Minnesota town of Red Lake on Sunday, authorities said.
Politician participates in ring-tone ruse
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Radio listeners who believed a city councilman Sunday when he called for a ban on “obnoxious” cell phone ring tones should have checked their calendars.
Thousands turn out for race against cystic fibrosis
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
The sky was clear, the temperature was good, and if not for a constant wind, Sunday may have been the best weather the Brew to Brew run has ever enjoyed.
The 1% day care difference
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B7
Thank heavens for the media. How else would we make sense of our lives? Take parenting. Had it not been for the media, I’d never have thought to scrutinize my children’s behavior so closely. But like every parent in America, I couldn’t miss last week’s blockbuster parenting news, broken by The New York Times: “Poor Behavior Is Linked to Time in Day Care.”
K.C. asked to host ceremony marking last WWI vet’s death
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B8
With only a few known U.S. veterans of World War I still alive, the question has arisen: Where should the ceremony to mark the last veteran’s death take place?
Pelosi to carry Israeli message to Syrian leaders
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will tell Syrian leaders when she visits Damascus this week on a trip criticized by the Bush administration that Israel will only engage in peace talks if Syria stops supporting Palestinian militants, Israel said Sunday.
Old Cowtown Museum struggling, will stay closed
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B4
A year after Old Cowtown Museum nearly closed for good because of debt and lack of visitors, budget problems are forcing the beleaguered attraction to delay its opening for the tourist season.
Lawrence resident is pioneer in training canines for police use
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
Tom Brenneman is in charge of a workplace where commands are given in German, some workers walk on four legs, and those who walk on two legs sometimes do their work in three-inch thick suits.
Rental issue
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: This recent proposal by the Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods for rental registration brings back memories of the days when Nancy Hambleton was on the commission and she and other commissioners and property rental owners met at my home one afternoon.
Armed robber hits Dollar General, fires shot
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
Police are looking for a suspect in connection with an armed robbery at the Dollar General store, 1811 W. Sixth Street, Sunday evening.
It’s all a matter of style
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
Q: I just started my first job. I thought I was doing great, but the manager told me that my “attitude” wasn’t good. I was stunned and angry. I do great work (she even said so), but now she is criticizing how I act? I love the work, but I’m thinking of quitting. What do you think? - Emery
John Paul II’s track to sainthood quickens
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
Catholic Church officials reach a key milestone in the drive to make Pope John Paul II a saint today, closing an investigation into his life and handing over a dossier detailing the purported miraculous cure of a nun who prayed to him.
1942 classmates still hanging out together
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
Restless during the winter months, Mary Kay Lynch decided to sort through her trunks and drawers. She discovered an old name tag with her 1942 Liberty Memorial High School senior picture on it.
Protesters demand apology, attack British Embassy in Iran
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A7
More than 150 students pelted the British Embassy here with firecrackers and a smoke grenade Sunday, demanding an apology and the closure of the mission following Iran’s detention of 15 British sailors and marines in the northern Persian Gulf.
Protection One hires marketing officer
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
Protection One Inc., a Lawrence-based provider of monitored security services, has named Kim G. Lessner as the company’s chief marketing officer.
K.C. finalizes opening roster
April 2, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Kansas City Royals completed their 25-man roster Sunday by placing four players on the disabled list and purchasing the contracts of third baseman Alex Gordon and right-hander Brandon Duckworth from Triple-A Omaha.
Heat’s Wade expects to practice today
April 2, 2007 in print edition on C5
Dwyane Wade spent Sunday throwing a surprise party for 75 patients at Miami Children’s Hospital, and shot baskets with some kids. When a boy named Fabio missed, the ball ricocheted off the rim and hit Wade’s left shoulder.
Truce in capital may end four days of fighting
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
Mogadishu’s dominant clan said Sunday it has brokered a truce with Ethiopian military officials who are supporting Somalia’s government, even as mortar shells continued slamming into the capital for a fourth day.
SafeCenter, Scouts sponsoring career fair
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s never too early to start planning for a career.
Reed to play in classic
April 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University basketball signee Tyrel Reed has been selected to play in the Kentucky Derby Festival All-Star Classic, set for 7 p.m. April 14 in Freedom Hall in Louisville.
Optimism abounds at openers
April 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
Terry Francona sat in the dugout at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium on Sunday and expressed the feelings of most baseball fans.
NCAA’s shining moment
NBA-ready stars restore college basketball’s allure
April 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
Take it all in, because there probably won’t be a repeat of this any time soon.
Spring-cleaning tips from the experts
April 2, 2007 in print edition on D1
If spring is near, can cleaning be far behind? The Maids Home Services offers the following tips for doing the job right:
State water group elects president
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
Sharon Dwyer, Lawrence, was elected president of the Kansas Rural Water Association at a conference in Wichita last week.
Bulldogs’ boss reaps immediate rewards
April 2, 2007 in print edition on C4
Before last season, the Baldwin High boys basketball team hadn’t won at least 15 regular-season games in 15 years. Then, Eric Toot took over the program.
Journal-World, 6News study home schooling
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
Home schooling is a growing trend in Lawrence and across the country, but it’s often misunderstood.
KU tennis falls to Texas Tech, 5-2
April 2, 2007
Kansas University tennis players Lauren Hommell and Yliana Svistun scored victories, but the Jayhawk tennis team fell, 5-2, to Texas Tech on Sunday.
On the record
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B2
KU baseball just short at Mizzou
April 2, 2007
The Kansas University baseball team rallied from an eight-run deificit, but fell one run short - for the second day in a row - in a 10-9 loss to Missouri on Sunday.
Woman on Most Wanted list found
April 2, 2007 in print edition on B2
A woman who was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list was arrested at a north Kansas City apartment where police were looking for an acquaintance of hers.
18-year old wins LPGA major
Pressel survives to win Kraft Nabisco Championship
April 2, 2007 in print edition on C2
Morgan Pressel never lost hope, even after she walked off the 18th green Sunday still three shots out of the lead with little reason to believe she would return an hour later for the greatest swim of her life.
Study finds more delays, lost baggage for airline passengers
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
More airline passengers bumped, more bags lost and fewer on-time flights. For the third year in a row, those problems grew worse for the industry, according to annual study that rates airline quality.
Parker, Vols upend Heels
Rutgers plasters LSU, advances to first-ever championship game
April 2, 2007 in print edition on C3
Candace Parker calmly walked to the middle of the floor, extended her index finger and said the same two words almost everyone wearing Tennessee orange has been muttering for nearly a decade. “One more,” Parker said.
TherapyWorks offers ‘hands-on’ seminar
April 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
TherapyWorks, Lawrence, recently played host to the first installment in a six-part series of “Hands-On Seminars: The Leader In Manual Therapy Continuing Education.”
Keegan: Back to the ballpark
April 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
He would have preferred being in Atlanta, sitting next to Chris Piper tonight, calling the national title game on radio. Instead, he’ll be sitting in the K this afternoon, next to Paul Splittorff, calling Opening Day on television.