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KU football squad readies for Spring game this Sunday
April 13, 2007
With the annual Spring Game nearing for the Jayhawks football team, the coaching staff will be busy as ever trying to determine which QB will be the starter for the upcoming season.
Topeka man arrested in connection with robbery at Baskin Robbins
April 13, 2007
Lawrence Police arrested a Topeka man in connection with an armed robbery at the Baskin Robbins in the 700 block of Wakarusa.
City crews prepare for snow
April 13, 2007
The city’s streets division has 16 workers coming in tonight at midnight and will have the manpower and equipment ready to go for at least 24 hours to battle a possible heave snowstorm.
Convicted child molester caught in Arizona
April 13, 2007
A convicted child molester who fled before he could be sentenced in Douglas County District Court is caught in Arizona.
Wal-Mart trial delayed until September
April 13, 2007
The case of the 6th and Wakarusa Wal-Mart will not go to trial Monday. Today, Judge Michael Malone set a new trial date for September 10th.
Safety in Prints’ program made its first stop in Lawrence today
April 13, 2007
The National ‘Safety in Prints’ program provides FBI quality fingerprints and digital photographs for parents to keep of their children.
Governor vetoes bill that would have allowed concealed weapons at sporting events
April 13, 2007
House Bill 25-28 would require cities like lawrence - which currently ban concealed weapons at parks and playing fields - to allow people to carry them with a permit. The Governor vetoed the bill on Friday.
Students in ‘Van Go Jams Program’ unveil 8-week-long project
April 13, 2007
Students in the ‘Van Go Jams Program’ unveiled their eight week long mural project tonight.
Traveling students able to stay educated with Lawrence Virtual School
April 13, 2007
A handful of Lawrence Public School students aren’t actually educated in Lawrence. In fact, they’re not even in the U.S. The Lawrence Virtual School lets these students keep pace with their peers while they’re away.
Nationally renowned local artist’s work to soon grace Eudora’s main street
April 13, 2007
Nationally renowned local artist Jim Brothers’ work sits in the United States Capitol, Rotunda, and soon - along Eudora’s main street.
Governor vetoes concealed-gun law
Legislator plans override attempt
April 13, 2007
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius today vetoed legislation that would have prevented cities and counties from restricting concealed gun permit holders.
Man arrested in armed robbery
April 13, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Lawrence police arrest a Topeka man in connection to an armed robbery at Baskin Robbins ice cream parlor, and more on the once-again delayed court hearing between the city and Wal-Mart.
Topeka man arrested in armed robbery
Money taken from ice cream store at Sixth and Wakarusa
April 13, 2007
Lawrence police arrested a Topeka man this afternoon in connection with a reported armed robbery at the Baskin Robbins ice cream parlor, 721 Wakarusa Drive.
Judge grants delay in Wal-Mart trial
City commissioners want to talk again about the development
April 13, 2007
A trial involving whether the city illegally denied a building permit for a Wal-Mart at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive has been delayed until September.
Groups hope free outdoor flicks will attract moviegoers, shoppers
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Get ready downtown Lawrence; some real tough characters will be among you this summer.
No more Ms. Nice Girl
Momma Mercer’ signs to wrestle in Oklahoma
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Lawrence High senior Emma Mercer has strawberry brown hair and an ever-present smile. She sings in the Christmas choir and teaches Bible school.
Frigid weather hits crops in Southeast
Peach, blueberry farms see serious damage
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A5
Heavy crop losses have been reported throughout the Southeast after last weekend’s frigid temperatures, and farmers are bracing for another expected cold snap next week.
Commentary: Finally, NFL teams held accountable
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
By holding teams responsible for their players’ misconduct, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is getting at the root of the problem.
People in the news
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ It’s over: Divorce final for Locklear, Sambora ¢ America Ferrera pays no heed to Hollywood waif pressures ¢ ‘Ginger Spice’ Halliwell now writes for children
Nestle to buy Gerber for $5.5 billion
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
Nestle SA, the world’s biggest food and drink company, said Thursday it will buy Gerber Products Co. from pharmaceutical maker Novartis SA for $5.5 billion, giving it the largest share of the global baby food market.
Suicide blast kills 8 at parliament
Cafeteria bomber defies security in Baghdad’s Green Zone
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
A suicide bomber slipped through the tightest security net in Baghdad and blew himself up Thursday in the midst of lawmakers having lunch in the parliament dining hall. U.S. officials said eight people, including parliament members, were killed in the deadliest-ever attack in the American-guarded Green Zone.
CDC calls for new gonorrhea drugs
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is now among the “superbugs” resistant to common antibiotics, leading U.S. health officials to recommend wider use of a different class of drugs to avert a public health crisis.
First few days ‘fast, furious’ for new Kentucky coach
Gillispie hasn’t had much time for sightseeing in Lexington
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie has been on the job almost a week, and the professed workaholic has not exactly been touring the horse farms of his new town.
CBS radio pulls plug on Imus
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
Don Imus’ racist remarks got him fired by CBS on Thursday, the finale to a stunning fall for one of the nation’s most prominent broadcasters.
Huggins hires K-State aide
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
Erik Martin, an assistant coach at Kansas State, will follow boss Bob Huggins to West Virginia University.
Commentary: North Carolina’s Wright should buck trend, go pro
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
Brandan Wright is having a hard time deciding whether to stay or go. Let’s simplify it: Wright needs to declare for the NBA draft and leave Chapel Hill behind.
Gibbons glad to get job done
Oriole redeems himself with game-winner
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C3
The bases were loaded with two outs in the 10th inning when Jay Gibbons brought his bat and a positive attitude to the plate against Kansas City right-hander Jason Standridge.
Mayer: Huggins outcome expected
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Lots of Kansas State athletic faithful went nutty when president Jon Wefald and Co. grabbed controversial Bob Huggins off the used-coach rack to handle their basketball. There were rallies, T-shirt orgies, women were throwing babies off balconies and a common belief was Kansas University better run and hide: The Wildcats are coming!
Hospital to teach first-aid program
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is ready to help prepare for a disaster.
TV networks call for release of kidnapped BBC journalist
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
Three international news networks had a joint broadcast Thursday calling for the release of BBC journalist Alan Johnston a month after he was kidnapped by Palestinian gunmen in Gaza City.
Defense says preacher’s wife accidentally shot husband
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A7
A preacher’s wife accused of killing her husband with a shotgun blast had been depositing bad checks and feared he would find out, a prosecutor said as her murder trial opened Thursday.
Colleagues mourn FBI agent killed in N.J. stakeout
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A7
A veteran FBI agent killed a week ago while pursuing a trio of bank robbery suspects in central New Jersey was eulogized Thursday as a dogged investigator and role model to legions of colleagues.
Clock running out on Oklahoma City’s NBA run
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C6
Oklahoma City finally got its moment on the big stage of pro sports. In not too long, however, all that will be left will be some NBA memories.
Horoscopes
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B5
Warner returns to open arms
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
Haskell Indian Nations University is abuzz about its new president.
Former VP urges return to checks and balances
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
Walter Mondale has some advice for President Bush in case he’s listening: Restore the constitutional checks and balances in government that have eroded in recent years.
Lawmaker blasts repair funding proposal
Legislators agree that decision is needed on deferred maintenance
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Douglas County legislator on Thursday blasted a proposal that would require university cities and counties, rather than the state, to pay for the backlog of maintenance projects at state universities.
Farmers Market kicks off Saturday
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
Rain, snow or shine, the Lawrence Farmers Market’s 2007 season kicks off Saturday two weeks earlier than usual. But the recent cold snap has left local producers with little to bring to opening day.
Inmate hit with Bible; jail guard suspended
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
A jail guard has been suspended after allegedly thumping an inmate with a Bible.
Nonviolence
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Perhaps if Matthew O’Connell (Public Forum, April 10) went to church often or had paid closer attention in history class, he would know why our church (that being the Roman Catholic Church he so vehemently chastised), does not hold the idea of tradition as its sole pillar of faith. If it did, we might still be suffering through the Crusades, slavery and inquisitions.
Governor signs funeral picketing legislation
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
The home state of the Rev. Fred Phelps and his followers, who protest military funerals nationally and say the deaths are God’s punishment for the nation harboring homosexuals, now has a law regulating their activities, but it won’t take effect until a court rules it’s constitutional.
Office shooting victim speaks with police
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
A man shot in the chest at his accounting office regained consciousness and talked with investigators for the first time about a former employee who fired at workers and killed one, police said Thursday.
2 NATO soldiers die from roadside bombs
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
Roadside bombs struck two NATO convoys Thursday in eastern Afghanistan and killed two soldiers hours after an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition killed at least 35 militants in the south, officials said.
Advisory panel votes against Vioxx successor
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
A painkiller proposed as a successor to Vioxx should not be approved, a panel of federal health advisers overwhelmingly recommended Thursday.
Jayhawk to attend leadership conference
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C7
The NCAA selected KU defensive back Darrell Stuckey as one of 330 NCAA athletes who will attend its 2007 leadership conference May 27-31 in Orlando, Fla.
Sebelius says Iraq exit strategy needed
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Thursday said she supports efforts in Congress to try to bring U.S. soldiers home from the war in Iraq.
Berry Plastics adds Rollpak Acquisition
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C10
Berry Plastics Group Inc., owner of the PackerWare plastics plant in northern Lawrence, announced Thursday that the company had purchased Rollpak Acquisition Corp., a Goshen, Ind.-based maker of flexible film.
Chinese premier urges Japan on history issue
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Thursday he sincerely hoped Japan would take substantive steps to make good on its promises to address historical issues between the two countries.
Jayhawks offer Clarke
Kansas ‘a dream school,’ prep guard says
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who is in need of a monster recruiting class in 2008, on Thursday made a scholarship offer to Rotnei Clarke, a 5-foot-11 junior guard from Verdigris High School in Claremore, Okla.
Morgan Stanley VP planning for meeting
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C10
Jason Edmonds, a vice president and financial adviser for Morgan Stanley in Lawrence, said Thursday that members of the Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development Board were eager to schedule a group meeting in the coming weeks.
New jobless claims hit two-month high
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in two months.
Chamber to present leadership awards
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C10
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce on Thursday announced recipients of its annual leadership and volunteer awards, to be presented during the chamber’s Leadership Lawrence graduation ceremony April 27:
Guantanamo detainee denies al-Qaida ties
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
An Indonesian linked by U.S. authorities to a terror group blamed for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings told a military hearing he had no association with al-Qaida.
Realtors building addition
Expansion will double headquarters for board
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C10
An 89-year-old former schoolhouse is about to get back into education, this time for more than 400 professional pupils looking to keep current in real estate.
Felon testifies on ease of tax refund fraud
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
A man serving prison time for fraud told Congress on Thursday that using stolen identities to apply for tax refunds was “an easy way to make money quickly.”
Singles solid for Free State
Firebirds win five matches on way to 7-2 triumph
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s No. 1 doubles duo of Charlie Moffet and Jack Hull ran into some trouble during Thursday’s boys tennis match against Shawnee Mission West.
Pelosi critics
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: President Bush and the White House went out of their way to discredit House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she met with Bashar Assad in Syria. According to the April 16 issue of Time magazine, Republican Reps. Frank Wolf, Joe Pitts and Robert Aderhoft met with Assad.
Miscues doom D-Rays
Morneau’s walkoff blast gives Twins win
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
Carl Crawford compounded one baserunning mistake with another, and Justin Morneau made him pay for it.
Pope set to name influential U.S. bishops
Benedict’s first two years have been quiet for American Catholics
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
Two years into his reign, Pope Benedict XVI is finally poised to make a major mark on American Catholicism with a string of key bishop appointments and important decisions about the future of U.S. seminaries and bishops’ involvement in politics.
Spring snowstorm snarls flights, traffic
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A5
More snow fell across the northern states Thursday as a deadly storm that already had grounded hundreds of flights, postponed a baseball game and disappointed those longing for the warmth of spring moved eastward.
N. Korea likely to miss first deadline
Negotiators had ordered nuclear reactor shut down by Saturday
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
North Korea appeared increasingly unlikely to meet a weekend deadline to shut down its nuclear reactor, staying silent Thursday about whether it was satisfied with a U.S. solution to a financial dispute that has stalled the disarmament process.
Vonage founder returns to serve as interim CEO
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
Vonage, navigating its darkest hours in a grim first year as a public company, handed the reins back to founder Jeffrey A. Citron at least temporarily Thursday as the Internet phone provider tried to shine a positive light on its plights in business and in court.
Men’s, women’s coaches rake in cash
Highest salaries on par with football
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
Millionaires are sprouting up everywhere this spring in the world of college basketball. Coaches are zipping from one school to the next in search of big bucks. Others are staying put and being rewarded big time. The general mindset at these schools seems to be three words: Whatever it takes.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
Military limits inventory for surplus auctions
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
The Defense Department’s effort to block Iran from obtaining much-needed hardware for its fleet of F-14 “Tomcat” fighter jets has led the military to pull far more than parts from F-14s out of its surplus auctions.
Battles intensify in Somali capital
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
Ethiopian forces and Somali government troops fought an intense daylong battle against insurgents Thursday in the Somali capital, leaving at least 15 civilians dead and 30 wounded over the past 48 hours and threatening the safety of U.S.-backed Ugandan peacekeeping troops.
Class hopes extra hours building lightest car yet worth the effort
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Part celebration and part debut, the unveiling of the Jayhawk Motorsports team’s newest car - its lightest ever - brought a large crowd to watch as team members picked up awards and celebrated their many hours of work.
Commodities
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C10
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
Iran Study Group’s approach still valid
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
The most fascinating thing about Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Damascus was … her head scarves.
Shelter praised
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: We have within our community a remarkable program called the Lawrence Community Shelter. Most people assume it simply responds to the needs of the homeless, but, in point of fact, it also is a primary care system for many of our mentally ill residents.
LHS softball team drops two to Ravens
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence High softball team continued its season-opening slide, dropping a doubleheader to Olathe Northwest on Thursday at ODAC.
Cutting torch blamed for deadly mine blast
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
The illegal use of a cutting torch ignited an underground methane gas explosion that killed five coal miners last year, and the mine operator was fined $336,000 for the violations, federal investigators said late Thursday.
World Bank president admits ‘mistake’
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz acknowledged Thursday that he erred in helping a close female friend get transferred to a high-paying job, and said he was sorry.
Just another day at the ballpark
Media didn’t devote much attention to Robinson’s big-league debut
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C5
On a chilly, gray, early spring day, a black man in a sparkling white baseball uniform walked, alone, from the dugout onto the green grass of Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field.
NCAA approves timing changes
Football rules will revert to what they were in 2005
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
Last season, the NCAA wanted to speed up football games. Next season, it wants more plays.
Basic needs
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Does the city need money? Anyone trying to keep within a budget in Lawrence knows the answer is yes. The estimated $12 million to $13 million increase in revenue will not go far, though, when we have as many streets, sidewalks and curbs in need of repair as we do. It will barely dent one-third of our streets in need of replacement.
Lawrence High’s Mercer to sign with OCU today
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s Emma Mercer was one of two recruits who will sign with Oklahoma City University’s new women’s wrestling program.
Researchers decode rhesus genome
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A10
An international team of researchers has deciphered the genome of the rhesus macaque, one of the most widely used primates in medical research because it is susceptible to many of the same diseases that attack humans.
Nationals end six-game skid
Glavine bests Moyer in battle of veteran left-handers
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
Ronnie Belliard hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning off John Smoltz, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 Thursday night to stop a six-game losing streak.
NATO wants more Afghan army trainers
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
NATO wants about 3,400 more trainers for the Afghanistan army and police, and the United States may fill some of those jobs despite difficulties finding available troops, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.
Democrats challenge lost e-mails
Missing messages may be related to federal attorney firings
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
The White House’s claim that e-mails sent on a Republican Party account might have been lost was challenged Thursday by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, who quipped that even his teenage neighbor could find them.
News of the weird
April 13, 2007 in print edition on D2
Biologists at Germany’s University of Jena announced in January that they were terminating a research project on animal movements after three years because they were tired of waiting for a sloth named Mats to leave his perch.
3 plead guilty to state church fire charges
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
Three former college students accused of setting a string of church fires last year pleaded guilty to state arson and burglary charges Thursday, three days after they were sentenced on related federal counts.
KU tweaks schedule - again - for Baylor series
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C7
Game times subject to change. Most schedules have such a disclaimer, but no one has taken advantage quite like Kansas University’s baseball team this season.
Myers to give annual Dole Lecture at KU
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Gen. Richard Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and an alumnus of Kansas State University, will deliver this year’s Dole Lecture at Kansas University.
Archeologists to study dugouts built by Nicodemus pioneers
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
Archeologists this summer plan to study dugouts built by this town’s early settlers 130 years ago. And they need help.
Police break up death squad gang
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
Brazilian police Thursday broke up a gang accused of killing hundreds of people over several years, arresting 18 suspects and searching for 10 others, officials said.
New trial date set for woman accused of killing expectant mother
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B8
The trial of a Kansas woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and cutting the baby from her womb has been postponed to Oct. 1 to give defense experts more time to complete their reports.
Lawrence Datebook
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
KU football team used to scrimmages
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Though the thousands of fans in attendance at Sunday’s spring game will be new for Kansas University’s football team, engaging in an intense scrimmage won’t be. Not by a long shot.
On the record
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
FSHS soccer team blanks Leavenworth
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C3
Grace Lang and Leah Williams each scored goals, and Megan Hrenchir made sure they were more than enough Thursday as the Free State High girls soccer team earned a 2-0 victory against host Leavenworth.
Baldwin City to host Chautauqua
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
History will come alive in Baldwin City once again. Last summer, the Battle of Black Jack celebrated its sesquicentennial east of town. And this year, Baldwin City will host a different historical festival.
Alleged terrorist charged in bomb plots
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
A federal grand jury indicted an Ohio man on charges of joining al-Qaida and conspiring to bomb European tourist resorts and U.S. government facilities and military bases overseas, officials announced Thursday.
Contractor injured in fall at Westar center
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Wichita insulation contractor fell two stories Thursday morning at Westar Energy’s Lawrence Energy Center and was flown by helicopter ambulance to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.
McCain stands by Iraq war
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B7
Seeking to stabilize his campaign, Sen. John McCain is undertaking a high-risk strategy by stressing the importance of victory in Iraq. With his major rivals encountering their own difficulties, the strategy could help him get the nomination. But it might doom him in November.
Governor critical after motorcade crash
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
Gov. Jon S. Corzine was critically injured when his motorcade crashed Thursday en route to a meeting between radio personality Don Imus and the Rutgers women’s basketball team, a doctor said.
Bomb squad investigates suspicious container
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
A bomb squad was called in from Johnson County to remove what Lawrence police said was a strange looking container from a residence in town.
Stepping Stone
Renowned actor, former Jayhawk returns for Trailblazer honor
April 13, 2007 in print edition on D1
Dee Wallace Stone has been stalked by rabid dogs, cannibals and werewolves. She’s been replaced by a look-alike robot. She’s shared a house with a space alien. She’s even been seduced by Dudley Moore. The Kansas native and Jayhawk alumna has been through it all in a film career that started with 1975’s “The Stepford Wives” and is going strong with roles in five feature films slated to be released this year.
Cold weather may hamper Farmers Market’s new season
April 13, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market will start soon, but recent freezes will reduce the number of fruits of vegetables that will be available, and coverage of former VP Walter Mondale’s speech at the Dole Institute.
Day on the Hill gains momentum after hiatus
April 13, 2007 in print edition on D1
Frankly, Colin Haliburton was too young to have many memories of watching Pearl Jam in 1992 at Day on the Hill. But he still brags about seeing the band - even if he went with his baby-sitter.
Charges recommended after juvenile’s escape
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Douglas County Sheriff’s officers have completed their investigation about a juvenile’s escape March 30 from the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center in North Lawrence.
Lengthened tours dismay troops, families
Three more months of soldiers’ separation
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
They found out by reading exasperated e-mails from their spouses, hearing somber announcements from their platoon commanders, seeing snippets of the secretary of defense at a televised news conference: The American soldiers who thought they were staying in Iraq one year would now stay 15 months. All of them.
Jayhawk women add Weldon
Athletic guard to help replace Shaquina Mosley
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C7
Bonnie Henrickson recruited the size she needed. Now Kansas University’s women’s basketball coach has the backcourt performer she’s been looking for.
Crime heals all wounds on ‘Painkiller Jane’
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
What kind of show do you get when you combine story elements from “Blade Runner,” “Heroes” and “La Femme Nikita,” produce it on sets that look like hand-me-downs from a “24” knockoff and give it a title that sounds like a throwaway tune written by Lou Reed on a bad day?
Declining a mortgage won’t hurt credit
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C10
Q: I agreed to buy a home about five weeks ago, and a bank approved my mortgage application. I have since canceled the sale, and thus the loan, for personal reasons that I’d rather not discuss. I know that I must pay the bank’s appraisal fee and other costs, but will my cancellation of the loan also hurt my credit score?
On Golden Pond’ cast avoids re-creating beloved film roles
April 13, 2007 in print edition on D1
Betty Laird isn’t Katharine Hepburn. She doesn’t even want to be. So forgive her if she shows a little frustration when you compare her role of Ethel Thayer in “On Golden Pond” to that played by Hepburn in the well-known film by the same title.
T. rex bone yields new genetic clues
Analysis reinforces hypothesis that birds are dino descendants
April 13, 2007 in print edition on A10
Researchers have decoded proteins from a 68 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex, the oldest such material ever found. The unprecedented step, once thought impossible, adds new weight to the idea that today’s birds are descendants of the mighty dinosaurs.
Board potential
The Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development Board should take a stronger role in efforts to recruit new jobs and business for the community.
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
A routine announcement about a local businessman being named chairman of the Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development Board included a significant footnote.
Giuliani’s abortion contortions
April 13, 2007 in print edition on B7
Rudy Giuliani is playing the role of a contortionist in his attempts to convince enough pro-life voters to support his presidential candidacy.
Commissioner says draft could be best ever
April 13, 2007 in print edition on C6
Some NBA personnel have been fined for making it too obvious they were talking about Greg Oden. Perhaps they could take a lesson from David Stern.