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Julian Wright 9th Street Baptist service First Christian Church service
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Polls
What do you think of Julian Wright's decision to go pro?

Poll results

Response Percent
He should’ve stayed longer and gotten an education
 
53%
How could he leave that NBA money on the table?
 
41%
Undecided
 
4%
Total 536
What do you think of state-owned casinos in Kansas?

Poll results

Response Percent
Know when to run.
 
53%
You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em.
 
42%
Know when to walk away.
 
3%
Know when to fold ‘em.
 
0%
Total 26
Videos

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Wright becomes first KU sophomore to declare for the NBA Draft
April 9, 2007
All during the season, Julian Wright made it known he planned on returning for his Junior season with KU basketball, however with the possibility of being a lottery pick, Wright has decided to enter the NBA Draft.
Kidcast for April 9th, 2007
April 9, 2007
A bit of weather history, brought to you by a local youth.
Controversial new policy gets another opponent
April 9, 2007
A controversial new policy to expand the district’s English as a Second Language Program gets another opponent tonight.
Former KU player Mark Turgeon announced as new Texas A&M coach
April 9, 2007
Mark Turgeon has spent the last seven years coaching at Wichita State but will now be headed South to coach Texas A&M.
If tradition follows, Lawrence will have new mayor by tomorrow night
April 9, 2007
As the second-place finisher in the 2005 election, Commissioner Sue Hack sits on deck to become the next leader of city government. The incoming mayor plans to propose a major change in the city’s tax policy.
Free State dominates LHS in tennis city showdown
April 9, 2007
Rivals Free State High and Lawrence High squared off on a cold day for tennis, but it was Free State who lit up the place, dominating LHS 8-1.
Highlights from Wright’s career at KU
April 9, 2007
Though Julian Wright was only a Jayhawk for 2 years, he still made quite an impact on the program. Here are some highlights from Julian’s brief KU career.
Aquila looking to make major changes to your gas bill
April 9, 2007
Natural gas provider Aquila stands before consumers and State Agencies tonight - asking permission to make major changes to your monthly gas bill.
Fans react to news of Wright’s departure
April 9, 2007
6News Reporter Todd Johnson visited a spot on Mount Oread where Julian Wright had many friends - the campus bowling alley - to get reactions about his announcement to enter the NBA Draft.
Bert Nash honors retired psychiatrist
April 9, 2007
Dr. Max Graves - who started practicing psychiatry in the 40s - is honored by the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center with the 21st Annual Pioneer Award.
Julian Wright is headed for the NBA
April 9, 2007
For the first time since 2002, the Kansas mens basketball program is losing an underclassmen to the NBA. Back then it was Drew Gooden. Monday afternoon, Julian Wright announced he would forego his final two seasons at KU to enter the NBA Draft.
Hack proposes 1-cent sales tax
As mayor, she’ll seek ‘quality of life’ funds
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
City Commissioner Sue Hack - who is expected to be elected mayor at tonight’s commission meeting - plans to lobby for a new citywide 1-cent sales tax.
Board approves ESL policy
April 9, 2007
Following an emotional discussion, Lawrence’s school board decided tonight to give final approval to a policy that would set up Sunflower and Schwegler elementary schools as English as a Second Language neighborhood schools.
Commissioners could tap Hack as Lawrence’s next mayor
April 9, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, if tradition follows by Tuesday night, Lawrence will have a new mayor, plus complete coverage of KU sophomore Julian Wright and his future as a Jayhawk.
County may start restaurant inspections
Would take over responsibility from the state
April 9, 2007
Dan Partridge, health department director, told Douglas County commissioners this morning that he is considering an idea of creating a new food service inspection program. It would replace the system of state inspectors who regularly check Lawrence and Douglas County restaurants.
Self, Wright to hold 4 p.m. press conference: Coverage live on Channel 6
NBA draft status is likely topic
April 9, 2007
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self and sophomore Julian Wright will hold a 4 p.m. press conference today in Hadl Auditorium to address Wright’s future.
Lawrence Datebook
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
April 9, 2007
Horoscopes
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B5
Some memories still burn
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B7
The day it opened, the little seminary, as it was called then, had only about five dozen students. The superintendent had traveled all the way to New Orleans to choose the mattresses and books for the students himself. The models for the place were West Point and the Virginia Military Institute, but the tiny school had no uniforms, no muskets.
Blades’ ices ‘Grindhouse’
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
Movie audiences were more interested in light comedy over Easter weekend than in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s “Grindhouse,” a double-feature ode to bloody exploitation flicks.
Pump patrol
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Battle grows over genetically engineered crops
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
The growing battle over genetically engineered plants is slowly taking root, most recently in California with a proposed state Assembly bill that would allow farmers to sue growers for cross-contamination of organic plants that could hurt their sales.
New Mexico governor visits North Korea to seek remains of U.S. servicemen
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
Bill Richardson, the New Mexico governor who has undertaken diplomatic missions to countries at odds with the United States, began a rare visit to isolated North Korea Sunday to recover remains of American servicemen killed in the Korean War.
Today Show’ does one-year checkup
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
Josh Evans makes his return to national television later this week. The 6-year-old Lawrence boy, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Roberts syndrome, will again be featured on NBC’s “The Today Show.”
Use of rainforest wood splinters boardwalk community
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
It looks good, lasts for decades and can support the weight of a police car or fire engine, not to mention thousands of people. With those qualities, wood from tropical rain forests has become a favorite for building and repairing boardwalks.
Preserving trail takes perseverance
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
For almost a decade, Don Combs has worked hard to preserve the old Military Trail through Manhattan, perhaps harder than anybody in the city.
Eastern, Western liturgical calendars coincide on Easter
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A7
From Moscow to Washington, Rome to Jerusalem, Christians of the Orthodox and Western faiths celebrated Easter on Sunday, prayed for a better future and relished their ancient rituals.
Keegan: Wright not KU’s key cog
April 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
The first domino is on its way to the ground. If that’s where the tumbling stops, the Kansas University basketball team still shapes up as Final Four-caliber next season. That’s a pretty big “if,” since it was Julian Wright, not Brandon Rush, who was the first to decide he is leaving for the NBA.
Kansas forward likely going pro
Wright expected to make announcement today
April 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
Julian Wright, who has said numerous times he’d be back for his junior season at Kansas University, this afternoon is expected to announce his intention to declare for the NBA Draft.
People in the news
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Imelda Staunton says playing villainess takes ‘proper acting’ ¢ Cartoonist Johnny Hart, creator of ‘B.C.’, dies at 76
Cardinals outlast Astros
April 9, 2007 in print edition on C4
Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer to snap out of a 1-for-17 slump, and Kip Wells outpitched college teammate Jason Jennings as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Houston Astros, 10-1, on Sunday.
Officials lighten up for final round
April 9, 2007 in print edition on C6
After the third-round bloodbath that took place, Augusta National showed some mercy Sunday. Or more accurately, Augusta National’s setup men.
Robinson to lie in state at La. Capitol
Former Grambling coach will be buried Wednesday
April 9, 2007 in print edition on C2
Eddie Robinson was earning 25 cents an hour at a feed mill when he heard about a coaching vacancy at a small black college in the piney hills of northern Louisiana.
Capitol Briefing
News from the Kansas Statehouse
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B4
¢ Gambling trailer bill ¢ Cancer center ¢ Five-day wrap-up ¢ Voter ID ¢ Deferred maintenance
Patchwork’ of rules concerning pet food production examined
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B4
A pet food recall that began more than three weeks ago for food made at a plant in Emporia, Kan., has since widened to six other U.S. manufacturers.
Church on K.C. corner has been home to praising God going on 100 years
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
On a northwest corner of just yards from the jazz and Negro Leagues museums, pews shook with the reverberations of tapping, stomping feet.
Baby goats go missing from farm
Owners say newborn kids being kidnapped
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Bob Throop and Jeff Hill don’t understand why, but they’ve been hit by a rash of kidnappings. And they want the public - and any would-be kidnappers - to know they’ve notified law enforcement and are beefing up security.
Events Calendar
April 9, 2007 in print edition on D2
We’re all dying, but first, let’s live
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
“Since we got to be here, let’s live” - Marvin Gaye If I am ever diagnosed with cancer, I already know what I’m going to do: laugh my fool head off.
Tribes split on gambling measure
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
American Indian tribes that operate casinos in Kansas are divided about the state’s new gambling legislation that would allow four casinos and slot machines at horse and dog tracks.
Spring style
Men’s seasonal uniform lightens up
April 9, 2007 in print edition on D1
Men probably appreciate the transition from winter to spring - and summer - more than women. They get to get out from underneath all those sweaters and scratchy wools, and break out, dare we say, the Bermuda shorts and tees!
Sci-Fi Channel plans ‘Battlestar’ marathon
April 9, 2007 in print edition on D2
Fans mourning the end of the latest season of “Battlestar Galactica” can relive the action all over again.
Walking, biking event to raise money for center
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
An event to raise money to keep life-saving services available at Headquarters Counseling Center offers a day of walking, cycling and throwing rubber chickens around.
Fort Riley soldier killed in Baghdad
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A6
Two soldiers with Hawaii ties were killed in Iraq this week, the Department of Defense announced Sunday.
Al-Sadr accuses U.S. forces of stoking violence
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A6
Calling the United States the “great evil,” radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Sunday accused U.S. forces of dividing Iraq by stoking violence. He also urged his Mahdi Army militiamen and Iraqi security forces to stop fighting in Diwaniya, a southern city where clashes erupted late last week.
Spring book sale starts this week
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library group this week will be holding its 30th annual spring book sale.
Campaign finance on Thompson’s resume
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
A man walking along the edge of a cliff slips and plummets toward jagged rocks and crashing surf, barely saving himself by clinging to the cliff’s face. But the cliff is too steep to climb, so he shouts, “Is anyone up there?” A voice fills the sky - God’s voice - saying: “Have faith and pray. If you have sufficient faith and pray well, you can let go and land gently, unhurt, amid the rocks and surf.”
On the money
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Before heading out in search of the lowest price for gasoline, it might be a good idea to take a spin first on the information highway.
Former teen favorites to star in CBS pilot
April 9, 2007 in print edition on D2
Leslie Bibb will play the female lead in CBS’ comedy “Atlanta,” appearing opposite Freddie Prinze Jr. in the pilot.
Girls on the go bring fashion along
April 9, 2007 in print edition on D1
Known as the “Style SWAT Team,” stylists Jesse Garza and Joe Lupo have made their careers out of helping women clean out their closets, clarify their styles and feel good about themselves.
Creative solutions with wallpaper
April 9, 2007 in print edition on D1
Wallpaper can offer potent help for a range of puzzling decor dilemmas. Here are a few tips on how a roll or two can go a long way from HOME magazine:
Forum to focus on carbon emissions
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
A local group will try to draw attention Saturday to the need for a reduction in carbon emissions.
Shred Fest’ set for Saturday
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
KU Credit Union invites area residents to bring old, unwanted documents and computer disks to the financial institution’s first “Shred Fest,” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 2222 W. 31st St.
MLB briefs
April 9, 2007 in print edition on C4
¢ Mariners, Indians snowed out again ¢ Matsui put on DL due to bad hamstring ¢ Hampton sidelined with elbow pain ¢ Gagne pain-free, ready to return
Tiger lost, and that’s what golf needs
PGA’s megastar needs to be brought back to Earth every so often to make things interesting
April 9, 2007 in print edition on C2
It’s good that Tiger Woods lost because golf is a game that has nothing in common with perfection.
Butterfly art project may be sweet for bees
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
An artwork envisioned for a patch of ground east of Lawrence will tell the story of the birds and the bees - or at least, the butterflies and the bees.
State benefits
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I read with interest the article titled, “Neufeld: City benefits from KU and should pay for repairs.” Mr. Neufeld seems to assume that only Lawrence and Douglas County benefit from Kansas University.
Manatees may lose endangered protection
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
The Florida manatee, this state’s imperiled environmental icon, last year suffered its most dismal year on record.
Santana shuts down ChiSox
April 9, 2007 in print edition on C4
Johan Santana insisted he doesn’t care who he faces. Considering how well he pitches against the Chicago White Sox, one has to wonder.
On the record
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
Bishops warn of uprising unless president leaves
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A7
In an Easter message pinned to church bulletin boards around the country, Zimbabwe’s Roman Catholic bishops called on President Robert Mugabe to leave office or face “open revolt” from those suffering under his government.
Spring snow showers blanket country
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
An unseasonable cold snap put a chill on Easter Sunday services across the Southeast and much of the rest of the country, moving some events indoors and adding layers over spring frocks.
Utilities board will receive review, not state regulation
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B8
The Board of Public Utilities will undergo a state review of its financial management rather than be placed under state regulation.
Rec calendar
April 9, 2007 in print edition on C5
A bicycle built for two
Couple finds happiness on two wheels
April 9, 2007 in print edition on C5
It didn’t take many simultaneous bike rides before Carol and Alan McBride realized that, when they were riding together, they weren’t really riding together. Oh, they might have headed out together and rolled up together, but in between :
Health care compromise applauded on both sides of the aisle
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
The 2007 legislative session featured stark differences on the health care reform front. For example, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, called for universal health coverage while a group of House Republicans sought to privatize Medicaid.
Roadside bombings kill seven soldiers
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A7
Roadside bombs in southern Afghanistan on Sunday left seven NATO soldiers dead, the alliance said, as its forces continued an anti-Taliban offensive in the world’s most fertile opium-producing region.
Tiger’s legend takes a blow
April 9, 2007 in print edition on C6
A 4-iron wasn’t the only thing that Tiger Woods broke Sunday at the Masters. Fractured, too, was the myth that the man couldn’t be beat once he grabbed the outright lead in the final round of a major.
Baby found in garbage bag; sisters arrested
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
A recently born infant girl was found in a garbage bag on a back porch in a Brooklyn neighborhood, and the apparent mother and her two sisters were arrested, police said.
Your help wanted to document day in city
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
On Thursday, May 10, LJWorld.com, 6News, the Journal-World and Lawrence.com will document, hour-by-hour, a full day in the life of Lawrence. We want to get to every part of town and report about every kind of activity that goes on during the lives of our neighbors at school, at work and play.
New commissioners to be sworn in
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
Three city commissioners will be sworn in at Tuesday’s meeting. Commissioner Boog Highberger will be sworn in for a second term after winning re-election last week. Political newcomers Mike Dever and Rod Chestnut will be sworn in for their first terms.
KU softball splits
April 9, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University split a softball doubleheader with Texas on Sunday. The Jayhawks won the first game, 2-0, before dropping Game Two, 3-2.
Terrorism suspects resume hunger strike
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A7
Terrorism suspects at a maximum-security prison at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have resumed a mass hunger strike to protest the conditions of their detention, detainees’ lawyers said Sunday.
Gingrich calls for ‘new team at Justice’
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
Newt Gingrich on Sunday became the latest prominent Republican to paint a bull’s-eye on President Bush’s embattled attorney general, Alberto Gonzales.
Captain blames currents for sinking cruise ship
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A7
A cruise ship captain indicted on negligence charges after his vessel foundered on a volcanic reef and sank in the Aegean Sea blamed strong currents for the accident, state-run television reported Sunday.
States abstain from abstinence-only sex education
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
In an emerging revolt against abstinence-only sex education, states are turning down millions of dollars in federal grants, unwilling to accept White House dictates that the money be used for classes focused almost exclusively on teaching chastity.
Bathtub falls from truck, injures motorcyclist
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
A boxed bathtub fell from the bed of a pickup truck and slid into a motorcycle’s path, critically injuring the 72-year-old cyclist, state police said.
Effort to catalog all living species tops 1M
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
A worldwide scientific effort to catalog every living species has topped the 1 million milestone.
KU tries to balance health care plan
Students with families say current option was too much for too little
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Finding comprehensive yet affordable health insurance is a challenge for Kansas University students, especially those with families.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
Britain allows captured crew to sell stories
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A7
The 15 British marines and sailors held captive in Iran for nearly two weeks have been granted special permission to sell their stories, the Defense Ministry said Sunday.
KU women’s golf 7th entering final round
April 9, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Amanda Costner carded a 70 in the second round as the KU women’s golf team placed seventh after two rounds of the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic on Sunday. The Jayhawks shot a two-round total of 589.
Study: tai chi may help prevent shingles
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A6
Tai chi is already known as a good low-impact exercise for older people. Now a recent study suggests it offers benefits beyond improving fitness and balance: It may help prevent shingles, a painful skin condition.
Couple hail a cab for 2,400-mile ride
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
Betty and Bob Matas have retired and are moving to Arizona, but like many New Yorkers, they don’t drive, and they don’t want their cats to travel all that way in an airliner cargo hold.
Community Shelter has variety of opportunities
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
The Lawrence Community Shelter, 214 W. 10th St., seeks volunteers to help days or evenings at the shelter by preparing meals, assisting with laundry, picking up food, fundraising, helping with one-time events, driving guests to appointments, visiting with guests and other activities.
Relay for Life to help fight cancer
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life invites Douglas County residents to join them June 8 to celebrate their theme: Cancer can be conquered.
Pudge’s homer stuns Royals
Rodriguez blasts game-winner in 9th
April 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
Closer David Riske thought Ivan Rodriguez would be bunting with two runners on base and none out in the ninth. “That’s what I get for thinking,” Riske said.
Normal’ no more
Unheralded Johnson topples Tiger
April 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
It all seemed surreal to Zach Johnson. Three clutch birdies on the back nine at the Masters. His name atop the leaderboard. Toppling Tiger Woods. Slipping on the green jacket.
Easter message warms spirits
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
Hip-hop church draws young crowd
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
He goes by the name of Pastor Flo. As he stood in the pulpit of the Hip-Hip Sanctuary New Generation Church, all eyes were on him.
Jonestown’ survivors tell all
April 9, 2007 in print edition on D1
“American Experience” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) recalls one of the saddest, strangest chapters in recent history with the mesmerizing documentary “Jonestown: The Life and Death of the People’s Temple.”
Therapist attends pain conference
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Erinn Golick, a physical therapist with Lawrence Therapy Services, recently attended a Myofascial Release conference in the Kansas City area.
Working for the ‘party girl’
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Q: I got a new job three months ago, and I like it very much. I work for a husband-and-wife team who are wonderful people. I report to the sales manager who is well connected and manages to get sales, but, in my opinion, her approach to sales is disgusting.
A job for the ‘Mod Squad’
Lenders helping struggling owners
April 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
As home foreclosures mount, mortgage companies are knocking on doors, sending letters and making phone calls with a simple message for struggling homeowners: They’d rather modify your loan than foreclose.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
Following the money
It’s too soon to know what philosophies will sway voters in November 2008, so the only way to assess candidates apparently is to watch their pocketbooks.
April 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
So much for a campaign of ideas. It probably reflects political reality, but it’s still disappointing to see American commentators judging the viability of 2008 presidential candidates purely on the basis of how much money their campaigns have raised.