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Jayhawks take on top seeded Missouri Tigers
April 17, 2007
At 6-1 the Missouri Tigers are close to the top of the Big 12 softball standings. At 3-6 the Kansas Jayhawks find themselves in the middle of the pack.
Lawrence man convicted of murder appeals
April 17, 2007
The state’s highest court will also hear an appeal next week of another Lawrence man convicted of murder.
Supreme court to hear Miller appeal
April 17, 2007
The Kansas Supreme Court will hear the appeal of a Lawrence man convicted of killing his wife in 2004.
Historic downtown hotel expands
April 17, 2007
A downtown hotel is extending its reach by adding space without touching its historic walls.
Campanile vigil remembers tragic events, victims
April 17, 2007
At the same time as the vigil in Blacksburg, people here in Lawrence took a moment to light a candle and reflect on the tragedy.
Campus shooting creates concerns at KU
April 17, 2007
The massacre at Virginia Tech University continues to send shock-waves through the country that are felt right here at home.
Man accused of hit-and-run death appears in court
April 17, 2007
After several delays a preliminary hearing is finally set for a Lawrence man accused of killing a KU student in a hit-and-run accident in September.
Smoking ban to face Supreme court test
April 17, 2007
Lawrence’s smoking ban will soon face its stiffest legal challenge as the Kansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case next week.
Kansas baseball starting 8-game road-trip
April 17, 2007
At the college level, the Kansas baseball team is saying goodbye to Hoglund Ballpark for the next two weeks.
Animal cruelty law to get first test
April 17, 2007
A judge orders a Lawrence man to stand trial in a case that will be the first local test of a new state law that makes animal cruelty a felony.
City commission to re-examine retail expansion
April 17, 2007
City leaders prepare to debate whether Lawrence residents shop enough to support another retail center.
Lawrence tax payers wait until last minute
April 17, 2007
Filing your taxes is never fun, but the Lawrence Post Office is another story.
Commission approves of 3-year extension for shelter
April 17, 2007
A downtown homeless shelter will have more time to look for a new home.
KU’s Costner tops leader board at Big 12 tourney
April 17, 2007
It took KU senior Amanda Costner 18 holes to build a slim one shot lead at the Big 12 women’s golf championship at Ridgewood Country Club in Waco, Texas on Monday.
80th Kansas Relays set to begin tomorrow
April 17, 2007
Starting tomorrow, it’s Kansas Relays time. On Wednesday, the meet gets going at 10 a.m. with the men’s decathlon and the women’s events begin shortly after at 10:30 with the heptathlon.
Granada shooting trial begins with statements, video
April 17, 2007
Opening statements begin this morning in the trial of a man accused of murder for a shooting last year outside the Granada in downtown Lawrence.
City sewer upgrades moving forward
April 17, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Lawrence city commissioners are looking to move ahead with upgrades to the sewer system, and more on KU’s reaction to the Virginia Tech shootings.
Dead mouse leads to evacuations of Douglas County Courthouse
April 17, 2007
The Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass., was evacuated today after an employee thought she smelled a “slight amount” of gas in the attic. It turned out that the smell was actually coming from a dead mouse, County Administrator Craig Weinaug said.
Jefferson Commons murder set for court review
Defendant alleges errors in trial
April 17, 2007
The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in the appeal of Lafayette Cosby, a Lawrence man who was sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of Robert Martin.
Court to review conviction in Lawrence murder case
Martin Miller alleges jurors were unfairly prejudiced
April 17, 2007
The Kansas Supreme Court has scheduled an April 25 hearing in the appeal of Martin K. Miller, a Lawrence man sentenced to life in prison in 2005 for the murder of his wife.
Videos to play role in Granada shooting trial
Prosecutors say eyewitness will testify
April 17, 2007
Prosecutors will rely heavily on video of arguments and altercations taken minutes before a shooting that killed one man and injured another on Feb. 5, 2006, outside the Granada, 1020 Mass.
Kansas Supreme Court to hear smoking-ban arguments
Hearing set for next week
April 17, 2007
Lawrence’s smoking ban will be aired out next week before the Kansas Supreme Court.
Brownback defends flat tax plan
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A4
Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., said Monday that his proposal to offer a flat tax isn’t designed to replace the current tax system, but would be an option taxpayers could choose.
Cross-country taxi trip ends
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A4
A retired New York couple who hailed a taxi for their 2,500-mile move to northern Arizona arrived with their two cats at their destination on Monday.
Police investigate sandwich shop robbery
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence police are investigating a report of a robbery early Friday at Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop, 1447 W. 23rd St.
Another shot for Sixth, SLT project
New leaders seem receptive to retail, commercial development
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence city commissioners tonight will consider putting out the welcome mat for new shoppers in a big way.
Backer battle between buddies
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s two leading tacklers on the football field last year now are competing for one starting job. Joe Mortensen and Mike Rivera, close friends and juniors out of the same recruiting class, finished the spring season Sunday in an intense battle for the one middle-linebacker starting spot. Mortensen moves inside after starting all 12 games last year as an outside linebacker.
Brit on fast track
Lions’ ‘England’ Taylor making mark
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
As the Lawrence High football team’s kickoff unit fanned out, senior James Taylor barked the traditional war cry of British soldiers entering combat. “For the queen!” he screamed.
Track and field honor roll
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C8
Q & A with Blaine Kaehr
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C8
Before the boys tennis season, Blaine Kaehr was simply competing for a spot in the lineup. Nearly three weeks into the season, Kaehr already has leaped into the No. 3 singles spot for the Free State High tennis team.
Soriano hurt in Cubs’ win
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C4
The limp was clear as Alfonso Soriano dragged himself up the stairs, out of the clubhouse and into the night. His immediate future is a bit murky, though.
Rights group says Taliban using Iraq-style tactics, targeting civilians
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A6
The Taliban and other militant groups are committing war crimes by targeting Afghan civilians, killing nearly 700 last year, according to a report issued Monday by Human Rights Watch that also pointed to dramatically escalating violence since 2005.
Commentary: Masters getting a dose of Mayberry
Weekley will add a bit of down-home Southern charm next April thanks to victory at Hilton Head
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C2
Trust me. They are going to love Boo Weekley at Augusta National come next April.
Insurer to appeal $2.8 million verdict in Katrina damage case
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
Allstate Insurance Co. must pay a Louisiana man who lost his home to Hurricane Katrina more than $2.8 million in damages and penalties, a federal jury decided Monday in a case that hinged largely on whether it was wind or storm surge that wiped out his house.
AG’s Senate hearing delayed
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
Senators postponed testimony by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in the aftermath of Monday’s deadly Virginia Tech shootings, delaying his chance to defend contradictions about fired federal prosecutors that have taxed his credibility.
Virginia Tech shooting worst in modern U.S. history
Many questions, few answers
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
At first, the shootings seemed like the sort of thing police around the country are called to every day. A domestic dispute in a dorm room, something that could happen on a big college campus without every student feeling touched by it. Certainly not the beginning of the worst shooting rampage in modern U.S. history.
Photographer wins in state contest
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C10
Tracy Rasmussen, of Insight Photography, Lawrence, recently received first place awards in the Children’s and High School Senior categories of the Kansas Professional Photographers Association annual seminar and print competition.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University quarterbacks Kerry Meier and Todd Reesing often approached the line of scrimmage with the rest of the offense early in the play clock during Sunday’s spring game - without a huddle - and then gazed toward the KU sideline for advice.
Exchange plan may ease U.S.-Iran tensions
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
As tensions mount between the United States and Iran, I am reminded of how poorly we understand the Iranian regime and its people.
Pudge punishes Royals again
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Kansas City Royals haven’t figured out how to stop Ivan Rodriguez.
Taxes take more time, money than ever
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A4
The deadline is upon us, and people across the country are finishing up an estimated 3.18 billion hours figuring out and filing their tax returns. That’s 24.2 hours per taxpayer.
Teach your children well - financially
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C10
Today’s teens expect to make big bucks when they reach adulthood, according to a recent survey. But what they know about personal finance won’t help them live off what they most likely will earn.
Love at first byte: Dates checked online
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A10
Dating used to be largely a matter of spending time with a love interest, discovering the good, the bad and the ugly in person. If you were lucky, friends helped fill in some of the blanks.
Oil pipeline could go through preserve
Wichita Audubon Society hopes to avoid route through nature center
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B8
The proposed route of an oil pipeline in Kansas may be changed, after complaints that the current plan has the line going through the Chaplin Nature Center.
Horoscopes
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B5
Woodling: Jayhawks plentiful in NBA
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
I would have bet that every college basketball player who opted to turn pro before graduation would have said it. But Julian Wright didn’t.
Mulally embraces Ford’s challenges
KU graduate sees ‘exciting’ opportunities for U.S. automotive industry
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
The alternative fuel of the future could be ethanol or maybe even hydrogen, but Alan Mulally doesn’t pretend to have a crystal ball.
American Kastor takes fifth
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C7
Deena Kastor’s hopes of winning her first run in the Boston Marathon ended when she had to duck off the course for an emergency pit stop.
Granada shooting trial opens today
Topeka suspect faces first-degree murder, battery charges
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B2
A trial set to begin this morning will delve into a 2006 shooting outside a local nightclub that left one man dead and sparked a debate about downtown safety.
Sudan’s government agrees to U.N. peacekeepers in Darfur
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A6
Sudan agreed Monday to let 3,000 U.N. peacekeepers deploy in Darfur with attack helicopters, opening the door to the first significant U.N. force to help beleaguered African Union soldiers who have been unable to halt the region’s four-year war.
Wave of violence leaves trail of bodies
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A6
Police found 17 bodies stuffed in cars or dumped on streets in garbage bags across Mexico on Monday in the latest wave of violence apparently triggered by warring drug gangs.
Cheerleading proves strenuous, rewarding
April 17, 2007 in print edition on D2
Kansas University cheerleading tryouts are April 28-29 and Lyndsay Bettlach and Adam Harley are feeling the pressure. The tryout process includes a variety of things such as tumbling, a cheer, a fight song and stunts.
Defense Ministry condemns training video
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A6
Germany’s Defense Ministry said Monday an army instructor’s order to a soldier to imagine being accosted by blacks in New York’s Bronx borough while firing a machine gun was “absolutely unacceptable” but denied it was a symptom of widespread racism.
The good life’ ahead for Gero
Douglas County’s drug search dog heads into retirement as partner’s family pet
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
‘The good life’ ahead for Gero –-
Marketing deal worth $65M
Kansas Athletics adds media firm in new agreement
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C10
Kansas Athletics Inc. is extending its marketing relationships for a longer period, for more money and including another media company.
Commodities
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C10
N.J. governor still critical after new surgery
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A10
Gov. Jon S. Corzine on Monday underwent another operation on the leg he broke in a highway crash that left him in critical condition.
Selk leads FSHS at golf tourney
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C3
Daniel Selk shot a 78 on Monday to pace the Free State High boys golf team at the Olathe North/South Invitational at Prairie Highlands Golf Club.
KU studies response to shooting
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
A mass shooting Monday at Virginia Tech caused Kansas University officials to take a closer look at their own security measures.
Welbourn likely to replace Shields
Chiefs GM Peterson: ‘Nobody’s going to fill those shoes’
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C2
Veteran John Welbourn, who filled in at right tackle last year with mixed results, probably will take over for 12-Pro Bowl right guard Will Shields, Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson said Monday.
Jayhawks hope weather holds for Relays
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University track coach Stanley Redwine stood in the southeast corner of Memorial Stadium on a sun-baked, cloud-free Monday afternoon. The temperature was 70 degrees, with a refreshing breeze in the air.
Mammoth skeleton fetches record price
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A6
If you were looking for the skeleton of a prehistoric mammoth, Monday was your day to buy. Christie’s auction house sold one for $421,200 - a world record.
Seabury tennis takes 5-4 victory over Barstow
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Seabury Academy boys tennis team used a one-match edge in doubles Monday to secure a 5-4 victory over Kansas City (Mo.) Barstow in the Seahawks’ season-opening dual.
Seeking peace
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In the Lawrence Journal-World of April 10 there were two letters to the editor, one blaming Nancy Pelosi for her recent trip to the Middle East which had “no objective and nothing to accomplish other than to discredit Bush” and the other blaming a British Man of War that “stood by while a rogue nation’s thugs stole its crew members from under their very guns, never firing a shot, abandoning them.”
Regents lobby for $47.7 million down payment on campus repairs
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Kansas Board of Regents has asked Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to submit a $47.7 million budget amendment as a down payment on repairs to state universities.
Self sees need for more rec facilities
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Supporters of an effort to build new recreational facilities in Lawrence got a high-profile endorsement from Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self on Monday evening.
Ethanol deal a pain for Venezuela
Alternative to be offered to Brazil at energy summit
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A6
President Hugo Chavez attempted to derail a U.S.-Brazil ethanol agreement as host of an energy summit on Monday, offering his own development plans for South America using Venezuela’s vast reserves of oil and natural gas.
Reprieve is over for taxpayers
Returns, extensions must be postmarked by midnight today
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
Emancipation Day is over, and, consequently, so is your freedom from tax day.
Health Care Access adds board members
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C10
Health Care Access Clinic announces new members for its Board of Directors: Joanne Hurst, Ted Juneau, Sally Brandt and Brian Iverson.
Grizzlies owner ready to take team off market
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C6
Memphis Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley said Monday he will take the team off the market if he does not have an offer to buy it by May 1.
Wal-Mart regains top spot on Fortune 500
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. dethroned Exxon Mobil Corp. to win back first place on the 2007 Fortune 500 list after a confluence of economic forces led American companies to their most profitable year in the compilation’s 53-year history.
Critics say mandated tutors not being properly screened
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B8
Private tutoring services used to fulfill requirements of the No Child Left Behind law are not being properly monitored to ensure they are helping students, critics in the Wichita school district say.
3 charged in botched kidnapping
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B8
Three men face second-degree murder charges in an attempted kidnapping that left a fourth suspect dead.
People in the news
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Madonna returns to Malawi ¢ Regis sets return date ¢ Gere vilified in India
Censure needed
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I wonder when Congress is going to get fed up and censure the president. Censure is a tool the Constitution provides for the Congress to deal with highly difficult, dangerous and rare situations like we find ourselves in today.
On the record
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B2
Panel: U.S., Canada to suffer effects of global warming
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A10
Climate scientists released a grim portrait Monday of the likely effects of global warming on the United States and Canada.
Cheruiyot keeps feet, wins third title
Kenyan repeats as men’s champ; Russian Grigoryeva claims women’s crown
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C7
The runners were soaked, the pavement slippery, and Robert Cheruiyot knew exactly where trouble was waiting along the Boston Marathon route.
N. Korea action signals nuclear shutdown
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A6
North Korea may be preparing to shut down its main nuclear reactor, news reports said today, renewing hopes that Pyongyang will comply with a disarmament agreement days after it missed a deadline to shutter the facility.
Iverson enjoying new digs
Denver guard glad to see new team finally turn corner
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C6
At first, it looked as if Allen Iverson had traded one dysfunctional team for another.
KU’s Costner leads Big 12 golf
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Amanda Costner shot a 1-under-par 71 and grabbed sole possession of first place after the first day of the Big 12 women’s golf championships at Baylor’s Ridgewood Country Club.
KU period ensembles to perform in Topeka
April 17, 2007 in print edition on D2
Kansas University’s Instrumental and Vocal Collegium Musicum will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at Grace Cathedral in Topeka as part of the Great Spaces Music & Arts Series.
Widespread ‘bribery’ prompts concern about child parenting
Behavioral rewards may generate sense of entitlement
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A5
Call it a reward, or just “bribery.” Whichever it is, many parents today readily admit to buying off their children, who get goodies for anything from behaving in a restaurant to sleeping all night in their own beds. Often, the rewards are for behaviors their own parents would have simply expected, just because they said so.
Boston triumphs on wet grounds
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C4
Josh Beckett woke up early Monday only to learn that his start for Boston would be delayed at least two hours by rain. The Los Angeles Angels still haven’t gotten their bats going.
Lions’ Gage returns to familiar racket
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C8
Lawrence High senior Travis Gage decided to mix things up during his final season of high school competition.
Mom disgusted by teenage son’s relationship with older woman
April 17, 2007 in print edition on D1
Dear Dr. Wes and John: I saw your article about underage dating (March 6, Journal-World). I have a similar situation. My son is not quite 17 and is in love with a 21-year-old woman who is 4 1/2 years older than he.
The Right Start’ set for April 24
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C10
Kansas University’s Small Business Development Center will present an evening edition of “The Right Start,” the center’s ongoing seminar series for startups, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 24 at the center, 734 Vt., suite 104.
Natural Balance recalls two dry pet foods
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
Natural Balance Pet Foods recalled two kinds of pet food after receiving reports of animals vomiting and experiencing kidney problems, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 17, 1907: “Prof. S.J. Hunter of the university entomology department is now equipped to fight the ‘green bug’ pest in the wheat fields of Kansas.
Pulitzer Prizes for arts awarded
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
Two masters of the arts world finally won Pulitzers on Monday, with 73-year-old novelist Cormac McCarthy receiving the fiction prize for “The Road” and 77-year-old saxophonist Ornette Coleman honored in music for “Sound Grammar,” a live recording.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
About 80 people appeared at hearing to protest the proposed city annexation of 584 acres northwest of the Kansas Turnpike. County commissioners Travis Glass and Walter Kampschroeder listened; commissioner Harvey Booth was hospitalized.
Record storm lashes Northeast; forecasters say no letup in sight
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
A menacing spring storm punished the Northeast for a second straight day Monday, dumping more than 8 inches of rain on Central Park and sending refrigerators and pickup trucks floating down rivers in one of the region’s worst storms in recent memory.
Army Reservist serves nation with new heart
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B2
All John Fairbanks ever wanted to do was to be a soldier. He certainly wasn’t going to let the Army tell him his career was over just because he had what he calls “a medical procedure.”
Investors’ group to buy Sallie Mae for $25B
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
A group of investors announced plans Monday to buy Sallie Mae, taking the nation’s largest student lender private in a $25 billion deal that comes as some regulators call for tougher standards and lower federal subsidies for the $85 billion college loan industry.
Butler eager to return to Washington lineup
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C6
Caron Butler is not ready to write off the season.
Money politics
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The early 2008 election results are coming in. Actually, these are the campaign contribution reports - same thing! Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama each raised about $25 million last quarter.
Magazine features KU Hospital president
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
The trade magazine Modern Healthcare on Monday named Kansas University Hospital President and CEO Irene Cumming to its 2007 list of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare.”
Dynamic duo
Young pianists strike chord, win gig with professional orchestra
April 17, 2007 in print edition on D1
While some juniors in high school are cramming for tests or working on their curveballs, two young women from Lawrence have been memorizing Mozart piano concertos.
Boyda reports $140K in initial fundraising
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda raised $140,000 in her first three months in office, according to campaign finance statements.
Radical cleric’s loyalists quit Iraqi Cabinet
Resignations raise fears al-Sadr’s militia will confront U.S.
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A7
Cabinet ministers loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr quit the government Monday, severing the powerful Shiite religious leader from the U.S.-backed prime minister and raising fears al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army militia might again confront American troops.
FSHS soccer wins third straight, 1-0
April 17, 2007
Hannah Carlson’s goal with 17 minutes remaining lifted Free State High to a 1-0 soccer victory Monday over Topeka High.
Guantanamo Bay detainee’s father alleges torture by U.S.
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A6
The father of a Pakistani terrorism suspect at the Guantanamo Bay military prison alleges his son was beaten by U.S. interrogators while held in Pakistan, according to an affidavit released Monday. The CIA denied the prisoner was abused.
Idol’ needs rebound from Latin letdown
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
At the risk of sounding like the Comic Book guy on “The Simpsons,” last week had to be the worst “American Idol” (7 p.m., Fox) ever! The Latin music challenge left everybody off balance. With few exceptions, the contestants chose safe, upbeat numbers that would not be out of place at a wedding or office Christmas party aboard a cruise ship. And as a mentor, Jennifer Lopez was scrupulously inoffensive.
Labels can sometimes lie
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B7
When I was a kid looking up at a movie screen, I could read the text faster than it scrolled up from the bottom of the screen - “Once upon a time, in a land faraway, in a beautiful castle in the forest” - and I took this to mean that I was smart.
City athletes of the week
April 17, 2007 in print edition on C8
Charlie Moffet and Abby Jones.
Campus closure may have prevented deaths
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
A single question stood out Monday at Virginia Tech: Would more students be alive if the university in Blacksburg, Va., had not allowed them to go to class after a shooting had occurred in a campus dorm?
Lawrence Datebook
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B2
Governor signs campaign reform legislation
New law will require ‘robo calls’ to identify who is paying for them
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B3
Campaign contribution violations might be harder to prove under a measure signed Monday by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, critics said.
Bush, Democrats plan to meet on war funding
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A7
After clashing for weeks, President Bush and congressional Democratic leaders will sit down in private Wednesday to see whether compromise is possible on the next steps in funding the war in Iraq.
Rate of U.S. deaths highest since war began
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A7
Over the past six months, American troops have died in Iraq at the highest rate since the war began, an indication that the conflict is becoming increasingly dangerous for U.S. forces even after more than four years of fighting.
The Wall Street Journal, AP receive Pulitzer Prize awards
April 17, 2007 in print edition on A5
The Wall Street Journal won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday for exposing excesses of capitalism - in America and in communist China. The Associated Press captured one for what the judges called a “powerful photograph” of a lone Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces.
Local authority
A new concealed-carry law seems more focused on overriding local authority than on making the handgun law more consistent or less confusing.
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
Legislative efforts to clarify the state’s concealed-carry handgun law have led to some inconsistencies that lawmakers should address in their wrapup session.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
Prompted by escalating education costs and the general state of the economy, the Kansas Board of Regents gave first-round approval to a 20 percent tuition increase for students in fiscal year 1984.
Congress conducting its own foreign policy
April 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
Once upon a time in Washington, there was an informal agreement that partisan political differences within the United States did not extend to America’s dealings with the rest of the world.
Colors can affect mood
April 17, 2007 in print edition on D1
You know how your favorite color looks, but have you ever thought about how it makes you feel? Colors can affect your emotions. For example, it is generally accepted that red makes people feel agitated, even if they are not fully aware of it.