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KU softball falls again to Texas A&M
April 15, 2007
A day after losing the first of a two-game series with Texas A&M, the KU softball team was once again handed a tough loss by the Aggies.
Plans to develop Lawrence’s Western Gateway to receive second look
April 15, 2007
Plans to develop Lawrence’s Western Gateway will get a second look from City Commissioners tonight.
Farmers Market endures cold and wet first day
April 15, 2007
Even though it was cold and wet, vendors still set up shop in downtown Lawrence on Saturday for the Farmers Market.
Impressive crowd of 8,200 shows for Spring Game
April 15, 2007
Though the KU football coaching staff may be no closer to naming a starting QB than before the Spring Game began, at least they have a better idea of how the team plays together in a game-type situation.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital helps educate citizens in basic first aid
April 15, 2007
This weekend, Lawrence Memorial Hospital sponsored a basic first aid program to show people how to bandage and splint injuries caused by disasters - such as a tornado.
Weather not as wonderful for Saturday’s ‘Multiple Sclerosis Walk’
April 15, 2007
Walkers laced up - and bundled up - for this year’s ‘Multiple Sclerosis Walk’ on a cold and damp Saturday in Lawrence.
Tips to navigate through the health department of the grocery store
April 15, 2007
The health and wellness department of the grocery store can be a confusing place. Boomergirl.com editor Cathy Hamilton helps to navigate you through the thousands of vitamins, supplements, and herbs available to choose from.
Lawrence Half Marathon and 5K a success
April 15, 2007
A new route and a new name proved successful for the ‘Lawrence Half Marathon and 5K.’ Sunny, warm weather was just one of many things that went well for the marathon on Sunday.
KU baseball wins 1 of 2 games, loses series to Baylor
April 15, 2007
On Saturday, Baylor beat KU 6-2, and with two more games on Sunday, KU had a chance to win the series. However KU only managed to win one of the two games and lost the series.
Local group draws attention to an environmental issue
April 15, 2007
The Lawrence Step it Up Committee, KU Environs, and local residents gather on Saturday to raise awareness for dangers to the environment.
Lawrence High School students sweep ‘Focus Film Festival’ awards
April 15, 2007
The four-day film festival - which celebrates student filmmakers from across N.E. Kansas ended today with an award ceremony.
2007 Kansas Relays entries announced
06:07 p.m., April 15, 2007 Updated 02:40 a.m.
A very deep and talented field will enter the Kansas Relays starting Wednesday April 18 for the Eightieth Anniversary of this historic event. Some 8,000 athletes applied for this year’s Relays, but that list was narrowed to just over 5,000 participants that will compete at KU’s Memorial Stadium.
Lawrence Datebook
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
Unseasonal cold highlights area farmers’ determination
Market off to frosty start
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
White slush clung to the roofs of trucks. Sellers - some adding hot chocolate to their list of goods - stood stiffly in the cool air, bundled in hats, mittens and scarves.
Muddy return for Day On Hill
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Day On The Hill organizers promised that Saturday’s concert outside the Lied Center would happen rain, snow or shine.
KU softball tumbles
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C1
Dorothy was correct. There is no place like home. Except for Kansas University’s softball team. The Jayhawks have turned Arrocha Ballpark into Oz.
New faces finally get chance to strut their stuff
Jayhawks’ annual spring game often has hinted at things to come on gridiron
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C1
For all the new guys on Kansas University’s football team, today’s spring game is the Super Bowl - for now.
Keegan: Children just need to play
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C1
You’re sitting at a long stoplight, minding your own business, and you notice a flock of small children standing around, listening, or more likely not listening, to a parent/coach yapping and then separating them into long lines.
Climber conquers Foraker
Japan’s Kuriaki solos up Alaskan mountain in winter
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C10
Masatoshi Kuriaki didn’t linger at the summit of Mount Foraker when he became the first solo climber to conquer the 17,400-foot mountain in winter.
Haskell weightlifter dominates regional
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C6
Haskell’s Brady Tanner won four gold medals, including an overall first-place finish, in Saturday’s Special Olympics regional power lifting championship at Haskell.
Posey rebounds from DUI
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C8
James Posey’s body was covered by towels as he sat at his locker, smiling.
Robinson-inspired clinic targets black youth
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C5
Honoring Jackie Robinson involves more than selected major-league players wearing 42, his number with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Jayhawk baseball falls to Baylor
Fair weather, foul results
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C1
It was a stagnant start at the plate for the Kansas University baseball squad in its series opener against Baylor on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Shockers turn to Winthrop coach
Marshall will replace Turgeon at Wichita State
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C2
Wichita State hired Gregg Marshall as its men’s basketball coach Saturday, four weeks after he led Winthrop to a first-round upset of Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament.
Robinson changed more than baseball
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B8
Like many New Yorkers leaving home for work on April 15, 1947, he wore a suit, tie and camel-hair overcoat as he headed for the subway. To his wife he said, “Just in case you have trouble picking me out, I’ll be wearing number 42.”
Meatpackers prepare for possible raids
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A8
Frightened by raids last year at six Swift & Co. plants, illegal immigrants in the nation’s meatpacking towns are preparing for their possible arrest.
Liquor stores in Wichita soon may have right to open on Sundays
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B5
Liquor stores in the state’s largest city could soon have the right to open on Sundays.
Best-Sellers
April 15, 2007 in print edition on D3
Vets use art therapy to fight battle stress
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A4
Eric Edmondson cannot express in words what he remembers about the fall day in Iraq 18 months ago when a roadside bomb and then a heart attack left him with shrapnel wounds and brain damage. The 26-year-old veteran is no longer able to eat, walk or talk. But he can pick up a paint brush.
Church upkeep projects honored
St. John’s volunteers ‘make a difference’
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Taking care of a building that spans an entire city block can be a major undertaking.
New Golden Rule: If you wouldn’t say it to his face, don’t say it
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B9
At least no one accused the Rutgers women of being too sensitive or too thin-skinned to take a bit of verbal roughing.
Rally steps up climate awareness
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
When it comes to picking its battles, the United States is fighting the wrong war, Don Worster believes.
Imus reactions reveal hypocrisy
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B9
The talk show hosted by Don Imus has been canceled by the CBS radio network and MSNBC because he touched the “third rail” of free speech: He insulted African-Americans, some of whose self-appointed “leaders” have a direct line to the media to express their outrage.
Toplikar: On the cutting edge
Electric mowers are much friendlier to environment
April 15, 2007 in print edition on E1
After the fifth pull on the starting rope, my mower still wouldn’t start. I found the dusty manual in the garage and noticed the old sales slip was still there - the Craftsman mower was 7 years old, almost to the day.
Fashion designers focus their stylish ideas on rugs
April 15, 2007 in print edition on D6
You admired hip designer Nanette Lepore’s peacock-patterned dresses, but they were so three years ago. Now you can resurrect the pattern for your floor.
Horoscopes
April 15, 2007 in print edition on D8
For Sunday, April 15, 2007:
Rare April snowstorm kills 3 in Kansas, heads to Northeast
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
A severe weather system blamed for five deaths plowed eastward out of the Plains on Saturday, leaving snow piled more than a foot deep and rattling the Gulf states with violent thunderstorms.
Grand slam helps O’s overtake K.C.
Royals still looking for first victory in Baltimore since last April
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C6
Chris Gomez doesn’t play too often, so when he came to the plate in the sixth inning with the bases loaded and the Baltimore Orioles trailing by two runs, he tried not to get caught up in the moment.
Six universities in search of a state
Funding for higher ed has dramatically decreased, while reliance on tuition money has soared
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
Given the current trend, students at Kansas University today may see their children climb Mt. Oread to graduate from Douglas County University or some other nonstate-funded school.
Texas may require Bible class in high schools
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Lone Star state could become the first in the nation to require all public high schools to offer an elective course on the Bible if a bill currently pending in the Texas Legislature becomes law.
Education officials could take action to protect student info
Department considers database shutdown to stop abuse by some lending companies
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
Some lending companies with access to a national database that contains confidential information on 60 million student borrowers have repeatedly searched it in ways that violate federal rules, raising alarms about data mining and abuse of privacy, government and university officials said.
Global finance leaders want stronger exchange monitoring
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
Global finance officials agreed Saturday the International Monetary Fund needs to strengthen and modernize its exchange rate monitoring policies to ensure their effectiveness as globalization deepens.
Arthritis Walk to start at aquatic center
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
The second annual Arthritis Walk is set for April 28 in northwest Lawrence.
Austrian takes third-round lead at China Open
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C7
Austrian Markus Brier shot a 4-under-par 67 Saturday to take the lead after the third round at the China Open.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 15, 1907: “Fire at Baldwin between midnight and 1 a.m. today destroyed the Rippey building at Baker University. It was the newest building at Baker, costing $50,000 about four years ago.
Road safety campaign puts highway patrol in big rigs
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
Before you swerve around that semi or tailgate a big rig, consider this: There might be a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper in the cab, ready to radio ahead with a report of your infraction.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B8
Negotiations between the school district and local teachers were midway to the June 1 impasse date and major money issues still had not been touched, observers noted.
Technology tough on NCAA
New forms of communication alter recruiting landscape
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C9
When basketball scouts arrived at last summer’s Nike All-America Camp, they gazed as intently at their cell phones as they did at the games. Then they started sending messages, one after another.
Restaurant serving gators, snakes closing
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A12
Stockton, Calif., diners with adventurous palates have less than two months to try rattlesnake, alligator and other exotic meats.
Baseball to honor its ‘most powerful’ moment
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C5
Bud Selig, the commissioner of Major League Baseball and a baseball historian, can name all the important players and recite all the significant dates in the game’s long history.
Researchers explore rebuilding Internet to improve security
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A12
Although it has already taken nearly four decades to get this far in building the Internet, some university researchers with the federal government’s blessing want to scrap all that and start over.
Commentary: Duke case fails to provoke outrage
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C2
Any discussion of race in America invariably leads to frustration and a profound feeling of futility. It’s virtually impossible to have a meaningful dialogue on the subject.
Colleges turn to star power to raise profile
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A8
College brochures tout Ivy-covered campuses, plush dorms and high-tech fitness centers. But when it comes to getting the attention of students - and rival institutions - nothing works as well as a little star power.
Eldridge Hotel adds three employees
April 15, 2007 in print edition on E1
The Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., announces the addition of three employees:
Nationals display power
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C4
Orlando Hernandez gave up three home runs before he was ejected for a beanball, and the Washington Nationals received an impressive pitching performance from Shawn Hill in a 6-2 victory Saturday over the New York Mets.
Reforms could take pain out of subprime loans
April 15, 2007 in print edition on E1
We’ve all been reading stories about the subprime mortgage meltdown for months, but the release of a comprehensive study by The Reinvestment Fund, a nonprofit that works to stimulate growth in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, made the issue hit home.
Keep pets safe during trips to the lake
April 15, 2007 in print edition on D1
If you want to bring your canine friend to the lake this summer, be sure to follow a few common-sense guidelines to keep your dog safe.
Dallas turkey hunter accosted by bobcat
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C10
Spring turkey hunters should be extra careful how they sit in the woods and make sounds that mimic a hen turkey. People are not the only predators who relish a wild turkey dinner.
Potter’ site creators remember rise as end nears
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
Emerson Spartz remembers the good old days. It was Fall 1999, Spartz was 12 and he decided to create a little Web site about a hot new series of fantasy books. The Harry Potter craze was just beginning.
Not all shotguns shoot straight
Crooked shooting could be fault of gun
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C10
The dirty little secret about shotguns is that some don’t shoot straight. Another secret: Most people who own these guns don’t realize they don’t place shot where they’re pointed. Why not?
Commentary: MVP? Dirk Nowitzki
Team success must be considered
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C8
Let’s be honest. This hasn’t been the best NBA season to come down the pike. There have been too many injuries to too many stars; a stupid fight that derailed a potential MVP season from Carmelo Anthony; the continued, um, stink of big-city franchises in New York, Boston and Philadelphia. But it’s the end of the regular season, and we need to honor those folks who did the best work in 2006-07.
Hidden hurt
Depression, often undiagnosed among elderly, not a normal part of aging process, experts say
April 15, 2007 in print edition on D1
People might expect to lose hearing or sight as they age. In fact, they’re likely to accept and adapt to the change. But losing happiness? That’s one change many experts say the elderly don’t have to accept.
Cooperative effort
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: In a recent column in the Lawrence Journal-World, George Gurley suggests that promoters of growth and preservation learn to work together. In 2003, Douglas County and the city of Lawrence recognized the value of that cooperation by establishing the ECO2 Commission.
Arabic teacher bridges understanding
Students come to learn for various reasons
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B5
Teaching Arabic is how Yassin Shourbaji builds bridges between communities.
Pay the bills
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: I am forever amazed as to what will pop up next in our fair city of Lawrence! When one thinks they’ve heard it all, you hear of an organization called PLAY - Partners for Lawrence Athletics and Youth. What an appropriate name!
Public learns disaster first aid
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
About 50 people gathered at Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Saturday to prepare for disaster.
North Korea misses deadline for shutdown
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A10
North Korea missed a Saturday deadline for shutting down its main nuclear reactor, and a key U.S. negotiator said the country must keep the disarmament program from foundering.
NRA urges members to ready for coming ‘storm’
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
The National Rifle Association, citing shifting political winds in Congress after the 2006 elections, urged its members Saturday to unite against “the storm that lies ahead” for gun owners.
Democrats confident they’ll eventually get their way on Iraq
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A4
Democrats know they might lose this month’s showdown with President Bush on legislation to pull troops out of Iraq. But with 2008 elections in mind, majority Democrats say it is only a matter of time before they will get their way.
Odd priorities
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: Let me see if I understand the following. Add another 1 percent to our already high sales tax for a new library we don’t need. Additional taxes to build and support an ice rink for what, so 50 kids have a place to play hockey?
Manning sets KU record in women’s triple jump
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University junior Crystal Manning established a school record in the women’s triple jump Saturday during the second day of competition at the John Jacobs Invitational.
On Golden Pond’ ties comedy, sincerity flawlessly
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B3
Is it a funny play with serious undertones? Or a serious play with comic relief? It’s really tough to tell with “On Golden Pond.”
German volunteers try to make amends in Israel
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A10
Felix Muller, 20, was born long after the Holocaust ended, but that doesn’t diminish his sense of obligation to the victims.
Project Graduation seeks volunteers
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B3
Volunteers are being sought to help with an annual party for Lawrence’s graduating high school seniors.
Physics teacher wins excellence award
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
Kansas University has honored a Free State High School educator with a teaching award.
Police, man stand off at apartment complex
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
Police on Saturday surrounded a Tulsa apartment complex where a man they suspect killed a teenager refused to come out.
Horse killed in possible drunken driving wreck
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A12
A horse was euthanized and its rider charged with being drunk on horseback after a Kentucky state trooper struck the horse with his cruiser, state police said.
Leg surgery on injured N.J. governor successful
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
Surgery on Gov. Jon S. Corzine’s injured leg was successful Saturday, while state police said the driver blamed for the wreck that critically injured the governor told them he didn’t stop because he hadn’t realized he was involved.
Bankruptcies
April 15, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection for the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
On the record
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
With firing, support for Imus Ranch may ride into sunset
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A6
Don Imus’ banishment from the public airwaves also deprives him of a critical platform to raise money for the sprawling Imus Ranch, where children with cancer and other illnesses get a taste of the cowboy life.
Dowd returns to Ginn - as fan
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C7
Two months ago, Dakoda Dowd thought the end was here.
Religious concerns cloud future of park sculpture
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B7
A proposed park sculpture including elements of primitive calendars and Native American artwork has raised eyebrows in Wichita with some complaining it could have religious overtones.
Red tape greets injured soldiers
Mammoth bureaucracy’ frustrates, confuses wounded veterans
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
Injured soldiers returning home for medical treatment face an unacceptable maze of paperwork and bureaucracy, leaders of a presidential commission on veterans’ health care said Saturday.
Religious scholar champions separation of church and state
April 15, 2007 in print edition on D2
Derek Davis doesn’t mince words when it comes to his opinion of President Bush’s so-called “faith-based initiatives,” which provide federal funds for faith-based social service agencies.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s football team has no plans to stray from the format it’s accustomed to in today’s spring game.
Teahan shines in all-star clash
Missouri boys, girls squads sweep series
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C9
There wasn’t a Kansas all-star in the MidAmerica Nazarene University gym who could stop Missouri all-star Conner Teahan on Saturday night. Teahan, who will be an invited walk-on to the Kansas University basketball team next season, scored 24 points in Missouri’s 119-91 victory against Kansas in the High School All-Star Challenge.
Wool ballcaps go out with a whimper as baseball flips its lid
April 15, 2007 in print edition on D7
Pity the wool baseball cap. It didn’t stand a chance, utterly alone as it was, with vanquished woolen sportswear littering the playing fields all around it: football jerseys, hockey sweaters, ski jackets, golf pants and the like.
Ochoa, Davies still tied
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C7
For three days, Lorena Ochoa and Laura Davies have matched each other shot for shot at the Ginn Open, finishing every round knotted atop the leaderboard.
ECKAN to skip April food distribution
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation will not distribute commodity food items in any of its counties during April because no food products are available.
Too many ‘amazings’ grace today’s talk
April 15, 2007 in print edition on D1
I am watching the most amazing celebrity interview on television. A 20-something starlet, wearing a dress by an amazing up-and-coming designer, is answering questions about her latest movie. “What was it like working with the director?” the talk show host asks.
Prince William, girlfriend break up
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
Many saw her as Britain’s future queen, but it looks like Kate Middleton’s royal romance will not have a fairy-tale ending.
Recreation results
What local residents want in the way of recreation facilities and what they are willing to pay for probably are two different things.
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B9
Survey results that put an indoor ice arena at the top of Lawrence residents’ wish list for new recreation facilities are, shall we say, surprising.
Huskers’ Keller, Ganz shine
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C2
Sam Keller and Joe Ganz led scoring drives on the Red squad’s first six possessions as the top offensive and defensive units rolled to a 38-0 victory over the White squad in Nebraska’s spring game Saturday.
Useless America’
British author reinvents U.S. in ‘The Pesthouse’
April 15, 2007 in print edition on D3
Jim Crace has mixed feelings about America. The British novelist loves the United States - its varied landscapes, friendly people, boundless creativity. He hates its foreign policy.
Car bomb hits near holy shrine in Iraq
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A10
A car bomb blasted through a busy bus station near one of Iraq’s holiest shrines Saturday, killing at least 37 people, police and hospital officials said.
Mutt ‘n’ Strut benefits shelter
April 15, 2007 in print edition on D10
Here’s a little game that I’ll bet most dog owners have played at least once or twice with their canine friends. You have to be sincere about it, though, or else it’s teasing, and that’s just mean.
Tigers rally past Jays in ninth
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C4
Pinch-hitter Marcus Thames hit a go-ahead, two-run double off B.J. Ryan in the ninth inning to help the Detroit Tigers rally for a 10-7 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
Entertainer Don Ho, known for ‘Tiny Bubbles,’ dies at 76
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
Legendary crooner Don Ho, known for his raspberry-tinted sunglasses and catchy signature tune “Tiny Bubbles,” has died, his publicist said. He was 76.
Democrats’ pay-go policy a positive step
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B8
On this tax-filing weekend, there is a bit of consolation coming from an unexpected quarter in Washington. Instead of promising more unaffordable tax cuts that go mainly to the richest Americans, as their Republican counterparts have done for the past six years, key Democrats are imposing some real spending discipline on themselves.
Poet’s Showcase
April 15, 2007 in print edition on D3
Are Your Troubles Like Mine? - By Katie Lashbrook
McDonald’s All-American White keeping options open
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C9
Kansas City (Mo.) Hickman Mills High standout Tyra White will wait to make a decision on playing basketball for LSU next season in the midst of a recent coaching change.
Eudora school plans kindergarten roundup
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
Eudora’s Nottingham Elementary School will have its kindergarten roundup April 26 and 27, by appointment only.
LHS counselor receives Legacy Award
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B3
Linda Allen, a Lawrence High School counselor, was honored this week with the Legacy Award by the Lawrence Education Association and KU Credit Union.
Iowa company to build new biodiesel plant in Emporia
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B10
An Iowa company plans to begin construction this summer of a biodiesel plant capable of producing 60 million gallons of alternative fuel each year.
Clothesline Project to be displayed at KU
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Clothesline Project, made available by Women’s Transitional Care Services, will be on display at Hashinger Hall for the residence hall’s annual Spring Arts Week.
KU piano student wins awards
April 15, 2007 in print edition on D4
Kansas University piano student Graciella Kowalczyk recently won first place at two regional competitions and earned an opportunity to perform with the orchestras sponsoring the contests.
Schedule announced for Theologian in Residence
April 15, 2007 in print edition on D4
Events for the 2007 Theologian in Residence program, featuring Derek Davis, an expert on church-state relations:
Suicide bomber brothers strike Casablanca
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A10
Two brothers strapped with explosives blew themselves up near an American cultural center Saturday, and police arrested another three suspects - including one wearing an explosives belt - hours later, an official said.
Ex-KSU lineman Stucky dies
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C2
John Stucky, who oversaw Tennessee’s strength and conditioning program in the 1990s, has died. He was 59. Stucky died on Thursday in Springdale, Ark., the university announced.
Student essay earns $1,000 prize
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
A Free State High School student has been honored for winning the top state-level prize in a national essay contest sponsored by a congressional organization, the U.S. Institute of Peace.
Beautiful city
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: What a thrill it is to have retired to Lawrence! Lawrence is so special, adorned in spring blossoms or fall foliage. I wonder if those of you who have always lived here appreciate what a lovely city it is?
Group rips Marines’ response to attack
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A10
An Afghan human rights group asserted Saturday that U.S. Marines acted illegally last month when they fired on scores of civilian vehicles on a busy highway after their convoy was attacked with a car bomb.
Researchers recognized for Beach Center work
April 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Ann and Rud Turnbull were named the first Marianna and Ross Beach Distinguished Professors at Kansas University. Both are international leading researchers on issues affecting individuals with disabilities and their families. They co-founded the Beach Center and have been co-directors since 1988.
Memoir probes wartime and family secrets
April 15, 2007 in print edition on D3
For decades, the World War II generation was famously tightlipped about the wartime years. Only late in life have they finally been telling their stories.
Biotech seeks to help lower rising food costs from ethanol
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A8
The ethanol craze is putting the squeeze on corn supplies and causing food prices to rise. Mexicans took to the streets last year to protest increased tortilla prices. The cost of chicken and beef in the United States ticked up because feed is more expensive.
Hole-in-one propels Kelly past fading Els
Golfer hopes to snap five-year PGA Tour drought; ‘Big Easy’ has tough day
April 15, 2007 in print edition on C7
Jerry Kelly remembers his last PGA Tour victory too well. “It was ‘02. Oh, too long ago,” Kelly said Saturday.
Turks protest PM’s possible presidential run
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A10
Some 300,000 Turks protested against their pro-Islamic prime minister Saturday, draping themselves in flags and pouring into streets and squares in a demonstration of the intense secular opposition he will face if he runs for president.
Opposition, police clash at anti-government protest
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A10
Hundreds of demonstrators defied authorities Saturday by trying to stage an anti-government rally banned from a landmark downtown square, setting off sporadic clashes with police across Moscow and bringing a wave of arrests.
Overseas adoption dream proves nightmare
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A9
Nearly six years ago, Pat Amon traveled to Russia to adopt. She returned with a boy and a girl, and dreams of giving them a happy American childhood.
Exhibit remembers hospital’s history at Ellis Island
April 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
The crowded hospital is overflowing with hundreds of patients every day, as a small, harried staff copes with pregnancies, critically ill patients, mentally ill people and children in varying states of distress. They come from all corners of the world, and the trick is to treat them quickly - to make way for the next arrivals.
Toys - even morbid ones - remain collectible
April 15, 2007 in print edition on D5
Parents buy toys for their children that will educate or entertain them. In the 18th century, there were special “Sunday toys.” Children were not permitted to play on the Sabbath unless the toys taught lessons from the Bible.
Museums, magazine, mogul lend names to new furniture lines
April 15, 2007 in print edition on D4
You’ll soon see three new furniture lines from American institutions: The Smithsonian, Better Homes and Gardens - and Donald Trump.