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Leavenworth Co. intersection becoming safer
April 18, 2007
A dangerous intersection in southern Leavenworth County gets a little safer.
Jayhawk walk-on Teahan ready for new role
April 18, 2007
When it comes to the 2007 KU men’s basketball recruiting class, you know the story about big man Cole Aldrich, and earlier this year we introduced you to Kansas’ own Tyrel Reed. Tonight, we bring you the story of one player who didn’t sign a letter of intent, but will still compete for playing time next season.
KU professor remembers VT mentor
April 18, 2007
The massacre at Virginia Tech University hits particularly close to home at the KU school of engineering.
KU softball drops border showdown doubleheader
April 18, 2007
On the smaller diamond this afternoon, a border showdown doubleheader at Arrocha Ballpark between Kansas and Missouri.
LMH board approves additional expansion
April 18, 2007
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is getting ready for even more construction as the hospital is preparing to build a brand new office building on its already growing campus at 4th and Maine streets.
Relays bring back fond memories for former KU runner
April 18, 2007
It’s a landmark for the Kansas Relays - 80 years, and for one former KU runner, he still remembers the glory of year’s past.
Day one of Relays feature decathlon, heptathlon
April 18, 2007
Day one of the Kansas Relays was a good one for KU junior Josh Kirk as he leads the men’s decathlon at the half way point with 3,686 points.
New rules regulate sports tailgating
April 18, 2007
If you’re planning to ride with a group of fans and tailgate this football season, there are rules you need to follow.
KU golfer makes history; earns individual title
April 18, 2007
Kansas senior Amanda Costner made university history today at the Big 12 Women’s golf championships by taking the individual conference title.
Lawrence a finalist for All-American city
April 18, 2007
The National Civic League puts Lawrence on the short list of 19 finalists for the All-American city award.
Witness identifies Anderson as shooter
April 18, 2007
A witness to a fatal shooting outside a downtown Lawrence nightclub identifies the defendant as the gunman today in district court.
Art exhibit tells stories of domestic violence
April 18, 2007
They’ve hung their suffering out to dry and in an effort to cope, victims of domestic violence have become artists, translating their experience into a permanent reminder of this highly unreported crime.
Kansas baseball tries to avenge WSU blow out
April 18, 2007
The first time the Kansas baseball team hooked up with Wichita State this year, things got ugly. The Shockers rocked the Jayhawks 18-3, handing KU its worse loss of the season.
Self pays visit to Legion Wednesday
April 18, 2007
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self was out on the recruiting trail on Wednesday. He visited Alex Legion, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va. Legion, the 45th ranked prospect in the class of 2007 by, was recently relseased from his Letter of Intent at the University of Michigan, following the firing of former coach Tommy Amaker. Legion, originally from Detroit, Mich., will visit Kentucky this weekend.
Costner makes history with conference crown
April 18, 2007
Senior Amanda Costner on Wednesday became the first player in the 31-year history of Kansas University women’s golf conference competition to take home the individual crown. By staving off late charges by Ashley Knoll of Texas A&M and Elli Brown of Nebraska, Costner’s 77 in the final round gave her a three-day total of a five-over par 221. Knoll finished three strokes back with a 224, and Kansas placed ninth at the Big 12 Championships as a team at Ridgewood Country Club in Waco, Texas.
Sixth Street and SLT development approved
April 18, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, city leaders approve plans for development at the corner of Sixth Street and K-10, and more on efforts to fund deferred maintenance projects.
Witness identifies defendant as gunman in murder trial
Shooting occurred after concert at Granada
April 18, 2007
An eyewitness to a Feb. 5, 2006, Lawrence shooting identified the defendant as the man who fired several shots at a Topeka man, who later died.
Valley Falls man recovering from gunshot wound
Accident occurs during turkey hunt
April 18, 2007
A Valley Falls man who accidentally shot himself Tuesday night was listed in fair condition today at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka.
Granada shooting victim says incident was unexpected
Trial continues
April 18, 2007
Pierre Burnette, 24, testified that he didn’t remember seeing accused shooter, Rashawn Anderson, 20, Topeka, when he attended a hip-hop concert that night at the Granada, 1020 Mass. Minutes after the concert concluded, Burnette was shot, and Robert
Free State tennis wins at Olathe North
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C4
Free State High’s boys tennis squad claimed a 7-2 victory Tuesday over Olathe North.
Somers’ slam not grand enough
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
Hannah Somers had never homered in a high school softball uniform. So you can imagine Somers’ reaction when she unloaded a grand slam in Lawrence High’s softball doubleheader loss to Olathe South on Tuesday night at Holcom Complex.
Keegan: So far, Kansas just so-so
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
The late Gene Mauch, remembered as the smartest manager who never won a World Series, used to listen to the hype poured on spring sensations and late-season call-ups, and he always offered a word of caution.
Golden goal
35-yard line-drive shot helps sink FSHS
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
Megan Hrenchir couldn’t have expected a soccer shot like the one she saw with 37:48 remaining in the second half.
Miss Universe dress too provocative
Mexico costume evokes violent history
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
Miss Mexico is toning down her Miss Universe pageant dress - not because it’s too slinky or low-cut, but because its bullet-studded belt and images of hangings from a 1920s uprising have outraged Mexicans.
Preliminary hearing set in hit-and-run case
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
After several delays, a preliminary hearing Tuesday was set for a Lawrence man accused of killing a Kansas University student in a hit-and-run accident in September.
Eudora middle School Honor Roll
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B9
Eudora Middle School has announced its third-quarter honor roll.
Peace and Justice awards honor couple, ACLU
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B7
Kim Kreicker admits that when she and her partner, Arla Jones, moved to Lawrence from New York City13 years ago that she was nervous.
Pedestrian’s recovery continues after collision
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B5
A Lawrence woman is out of the hospital but still recovering from injuries she suffered when she was struck by a car March 30.
Pentagon announces new measures to improve care for soldiers
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A5
Under criticism for poor treatment of injured soldiers, the Pentagon announced new measures Tuesday to provide more health screenings, improve its record-keeping system and simplify an unwieldy disability claims system.
Wide variety of olive oils diversify cooking options
April 18, 2007 in print edition on D3
Q: What’s the difference between “extra virgin” and “extra light” olive oil? They seem to have the same number of calories.
TEN chef previews restaurant’s new menu
April 18, 2007 in print edition on D6
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “TEN: Great American Food with Chef T.K. Peterson.” Host Jayni Carey and her guest will prepare recipes that preview the restaurant’s new menu.
Eldridge extends reach
Downtown satellite welcomes events, longer stays
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
The Eldridge Hotel, with a long history of reconstruction and renovations following long-ago fires, now is expanding operations into another downtown structure that suffered from more recent flames, smoke and water.
High taxes
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: It was no surprise to learn from the Tax Foundation today that Kansas is in the top third of states in the country for combined state and local tax rates.
University hope?
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: Two articles appeared in the Sunday Journal-World that caught my attention since both were about restoration. One was titled, “Six universities in search of a state,” and the other, “Church upkeep projects honored, St. John’s volunteers ‘make a difference.’”
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B10
There continued to be growing awareness of safety crossings for the community after the death the previous year of a schoolboy at the intersection of Eighth Street and Kasold Drive.
Violent turn
Increased violence around the world raises concerns about a dangerous drift in today’s society.
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B10
“What’s the world coming to?” This phrase is used frequently, but it seems particularly appropriate in response to the shooting deaths of at least 33 students and faculty members Monday at Virginia Tech - the largest single shooting incident in this nation’s history.
School threats follow Virginia rampage
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A4
Campus threats forced lock-downs and evacuations at universities and grade schools in eight states on Tuesday, a day after a Virginia Tech student’s shooting rampage killed 33 people.
Emboldened Kurds aim to expand territory
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
Recent political gains by Iraqi Kurds are raising alarms in neighboring Turkey and increasing the risk of greater instability in Iraq’s oil-rich north.
Seniors key swim sweep
Dirks-Ham, Klovning lead LHS on Senior Day
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C4
Lawrence High girls swimming seniors Chelsea Dirks-Ham and Marianne Klovning left quite the mark in their final home meet at Carl Knox Natatorium on Tuesday.
Howard joins KU as associate AD
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C4
Kansas University athletics director Lew Perkins announced Monday that Chris Howard, an associate athletic director at Louisiana State University, has been named associate athletic director for alumni relations at KU.
Gun culture’ criticized abroad
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A4
The Virginia Tech shootings sparked criticism of U.S. gun control laws around the world Tuesday. Editorials lashed out at the availability of weapons, and the leader of Australia - one of America’s closest allies - declared that America’s gun culture was costing lives.
Lawrence Datebook
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
April 18, 2007
Pump patrol
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Garrett won’t be checking out KU
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C4
Brad Garrett, a 6-foot-5 freshman guard from College of Southern Idaho, will not be visiting Kansas University this week.
Lions strike first but fall, 4-1
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
The Shawnee Mission West girls soccer team beat Lawrence High, 4-1, at the Youth Sports Inc. fields by dominating possession of the ball, attempting 22 more shots on goal than the Lions on Tuesday night.
Decathlon returns just in time for Kirk
Heptathlon also begins on day one of relays
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
The Kansas Relays decathlon, which had been on hiatus the past three years, is back just in time for Josh Kirk’s senior season.
Driver recalls ‘normal’ trip back to Topeka
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
The man who drove the suspect in a downtown Lawrence shooting back home to Topeka said no one in the car said anything about the incident, in which one man was killed and another injured.
People in the news
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Prosecutors name suspect in slaying of Jam Master Jay ¢ Bermuda cut as stop on Rosie’s gay family cruise ¢ Hilton ordered to appear in court for probation violation ¢ Dave Chappelle breaks club’s record, performs for 6 hours
April 18, 2007 in print edition on D2
Versatile lemons becoming more precious than ever
April 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
After this season’s citrus-freezing weather, lemons have become little luxuries. It’s a new way of thinking about an everyday ingredient.
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Wednesday, April 18
Storm leaves flood of debris in its wake
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
As the floodwaters receded Tuesday homeowners picked through ruined belongings and priceless keepsakes trying to determine what they’d lost.
Bundles of joy
Spring freeze merely stalls arrival of fresh asparagus
April 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
Asparagus, like the robin, has long been a sign of springtime. When farmers markets open this time of the year, the green spears are often the first varieties of produce ripe for consumption.
State board of education picks commissioner finalists
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Kansas State Board of Education has selected five finalists for the education commissioner job and will interview those candidates during a special meeting next week.
Dead mouse’s smell evacuates courthouse
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass., was evacuated about noon Tuesday after an employee thought she smelled a “slight amount” of gas in the attic.
MIT curator to talk about art, technology
April 18, 2007 in print edition on D2
Bill Arning, curator at the List Visual Arts Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a lecture Thursday at Kansas University. The free talk starts at 7 p.m. at the auditorium in the Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.
Court considers appeal in 2004 fatal shooting
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B5
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.
Johnson Co. tax increase could help KU facilities
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B5
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says she will sign into law a bill that could allow a tax increase in Johnson County to help Kansas University.
Larry King looks back
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
Five decades of movie stars, pop sensations, presidents and scandalous flash-in-the-pans share time with America’s most recognizable pair of glasses and suspenders on “Larry King - 50 Years of Pop Culture” (8 p.m., CNN).
Iranian weapons destined for Taliban intercepted in Afghanistan
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
U.S. forces recently intercepted Iranian-made weapons intended for Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, the Pentagon’s top general said Tuesday, suggesting wider Iranian war involvement in the region.
Proper handling and preparation key to avoiding foodborne illness
April 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
This column won’t pass the Cheerios Test. That’s the old newspaper industry rule of thumb that says the morning paper shouldn’t ruin the reader’s breakfast. Subjects that turn the stomach are supposedly off limits, but I’m claiming an exemption to talk about food safety, a subject that is all about turning stomachs.
Kansas Relays boasts storied history
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Kansas Relays hits yet another milestone this week. It’s the 80th anniversary of the event, one dominated by Kansas University legends Billy Mills, Jim Ryun, Al Oerter, Bill Neider and so many others who elevated their track and field resumes to a luminary level reached by few.
Wheat farmers await damage assessment
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
With wheat having emerged on 9,000 acres in Douglas County, farmers are being advised to hurry up and wait when it comes to assessing damage from a hard freeze earlier this month.
Simple frittata solves leftover pasta dilemma
April 18, 2007 in print edition on D2
Finally, something to do with your leftover pasta. Cookbook authors Margaret Fox and John Bear have devised an easy recipe for using cooked pasta in a frittata, essentially an Italian omelet. They say any variety of noodle will do.
KU, medical center’s leader recognize outstanding women
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Barbara Atkinson said her 10-year vision of growing life sciences in Kansas relies on forming partnerships. That includes big ones like a proposed teaching and research affiliation between the Kansas University Medical Center and St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
EPA proposing limits on lawnmower emissions
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Those polluting engine-powered mowers that are a staple of suburban lawn care would become much cleaner under emission limits proposed Tuesday.
Head of music ed group to visit KU
April 18, 2007 in print edition on D2
Lynn M. Brinckmeyer, president of the Music Educators National Conference and alumna of Kansas University, will return to campus April 25-27 as part of a lecture series sponsored by KU’s student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.
Art competition open to Third District students
April 18, 2007 in print edition on D2
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore (D.-Kan.) invites high school artists in the Third District to participate in the 2007 Congressional Art Competition, which gives students the opportunity to see their artwork displayed in the tunnel leading to the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C. One winner will be picked from each of the nation’s 435 congressional districts.
Man ordered to stand trial for rabbit’s death
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B3
A judge Tuesday ordered a Lawrence man to stand trial in a case that will be the first test of a new state law that makes animal cruelty a felony.
Assistant hired as school’s principal
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B4
Tammie George, longtime assistant principal at Tonganoxie Elementary School, has been hired as the school’s principal.
Phenix disappointed about cancellations
April 18, 2007
Lawrence’s Phenix softball teams thought they would get an early start on the upcoming season at the Lawrence Spring Shootout this weekend. A lot of rain on Friday and standing water at the ballpark Saturday put an end to those hopes.
Friends of the Kaw gets humanities grant
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B5
Friends of the Kaw, a Lawrence group that exists “to protect and preserve the Kansas River,” is one of four groups to receive grants announced Tuesday by the Kansas Humanities Council.
Victims mourned at vigil on KU campus
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A7
As the candles were lit and the carillon played, Krista Miller tried to use an orange-and-maroon shirt to wipe away the tears forming at the corners of her eyes.
Demand change
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: As the mother of a university student, my heart is so broken for the families involved in this horrific event. I believe the media could have held off on the word “massacre” until all the families of the dead had been notified.
City smoking ban challenge to be heard
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B4
Lawrence’s smoking ban, which has launched numerous arguments, will get its day in court.
Registration open for communication camp
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B12
A Kansas University clinic for people with communication difficulties is accepting registrations for its annual children’s “Communication Camp.”
KU assistant professor of engineering’s mentor among the slain
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
Sara Wilson didn’t imagine that a recent phone conversation with Virginia Tech professor Kevin Granata would be her last.
Prices dropping for high-definition TVs
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
With prices on high-definition television (HDTV) sets down sharply from last year, this may be a great time to buy. Here are some strategies to help you get the best deal:
Baker theater students to present ‘Ghosts’
April 18, 2007 in print edition on D6
Baker University’s theater department will present Henrik Ibsen’s “Ghosts” in the final production of the academic year.
Senior carry FSHS in swimming victory
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C4
Seniors were honored with parents at Free State High’s final home swim meet Tuesday, and they made their parents proud with stand-out performances in a 102-84 dual-meet victory against Shawnee Mission East.
Former governors to discuss crises
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Three former governors will gather this week on the Kansas University campus for a discussion that will touch on crises they faced while in office.
Costner has big lead entering final round
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C4
Kansas University’s Amanda Costner will take a 7-stroke lead into the final round of the Big 12 golf championships.
City commission briefs
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B3
¢ Shelter granted more time to seek new home ¢ Lawrence finalist for All-America City ¢ Retail project approved, called ‘good gateway’ ¢ City engineer introduced
Part of turnpike reduced to one lane
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
More than five miles of the Kansas Turnpike’s westbound lanes will be reduced today to one lane between Lawrence and Topeka.
Sosa powers Rangers past Sox
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C6
Sammy Sosa tuned out the boos and showed Chicago what it’s been missing the last few years. Sosa hit a three-run homer in his return to the Windy City, the 591st home run of his career, and the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox, 8-1, Tuesday night.
Evidence of sectarian strife resurfaces
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
Police in Ramadi uncovered 17 decomposing corpses buried beneath two schoolyards in a district that until recently was under the control of al-Qaida fighters. At least 85 people were killed or found dead across the country Tuesday.
McLouth Middle School honor roll
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B9
McLouth Middle School has announced its third-quarter honor roll.
State sues Kiowa County for open meetings violation
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
The state is suing the Kiowa County Commission, alleging that two members had an illegal meeting to discuss an insurance matter.
KU students convey messages of sympathy, encouragement
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
Kansas University student Dan Davis was heading home from classes Tuesday when he stopped momentarily at a table in front of Wescoe Hall.
United in mourning
Loner’ gunman’s writing raised concerns
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
Dazed and stricken, the Virginia Tech community struggled Tuesday to come to grips with the murders of 32 friends and colleagues, as details emerged about the loner who unleashed terror on the bucolic campus.
Late errors doom Lions in loss
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C5
Olathe East scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning against Lawrence High closer Jordan Guntert, handing the Lions a 6-5 baseball loss Tuesday at the College Boulevard Athletic Complex.
Inexperienced Seahawks fall, 2-0
Seabury adjusts to full-size field too late; coach pleased with effort
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
Seabury Academy goalie Arielle Spiridigliozzi is starting to find out why none of her teammates were interested in challenging her for the position during the preseason.
Governor’s vehicle was going 91 mph
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
The sport utility vehicle carrying Gov. Jon S. Corzine was traveling at 91 mph moments before it crashed, the superintendent of state police said Tuesday.
Immunity proposed for Gonzales aide
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Monica Goodling, once Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ White House liaison, would be granted immunity from prosecution and forced to testify under a plan being considered by a House panel probing the firings of federal prosecutors.
Shootings raise questions about concealed-carry law in Kansas
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A4
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday ordered flags to be flown at half-staff because of the deadly shootings at Virginia Tech.
NBA referee Crawford suspended
Spurs’ Duncan says official challenged him to fight
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C2
Joey Crawford is done ejecting players and coaches this season. On Tuesday, he was the one getting tossed.
19-year-old to lead Cherokee County GOP
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B12
He’s barely old enough to vote, but the new chairman of the Cherokee County Republican Party doesn’t consider his age a liability.
Regents repairs will require a lot of dough
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
As state leaders fight over how to pay for $663 million in repairs to crumbling college classrooms, some students tried selling cookies and candy.
Nagasaki mayor killed by mobster
April 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
The mayor of the Japanese city of Nagasaki was shot to death in a brazen attack Tuesday by an organized crime chief apparently enraged that the city refused to compensate him after his car was damaged at a public works construction site, police said.
State lags in technical training
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B11
It’s not your father’s workplace anymore. A K-12 education is just the start. Now it’s lifelong learning for all workers. We are training students for jobs that don’t yet exist, and that requires a different approach to teaching and learning beyond high school.
Smith sisters pace FSHS softball
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C4
Sisters Catherine Smith and Megan Smith each earned victories as Free State High swept Shawnee Mission North, 7-1 and 9-2, on Tuesday in high school softball.
Bush policies are too little too late
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B10
The Bush White House seems driven by a secret doctrine that has gotten little public attention: The Doctrine of Two Years Too Late.
On the record
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 18, 1907: “Thirteen candidates are being mentioned as seeking the U.S. presidency in 1908 - an unlucky number, surely, for at least 12 of them.
Imus will return
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: On the heels of being fired by CBS and NBC, it is likely Don Imus will eventually find another job in the subscriber services segment of the media.
Worthy goal
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: There has been much criticism in this paper of plans for an affiliation between Kansas University Medical Center and St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Polanco pesters Royals
Detroit second baseman thorn in K.C.’s side
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C5
Jim Leyland is a big fan of Placido Polanco. Polanco’s tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning gave the Detroit Tigers a 7-6 win over Kansas City on Tuesday night and extended the Royals’ losing streak to six. Polanco also hit a solo home run and tripled.
Fred Thompson would be good for nation
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B10
I have no idea whether Fred Thompson, former senator from Tennessee, will run for the Republican nomination for president, but he should.
Miller appeals murder conviction to state Supreme Court
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B4
Martin Miller, a Lawrence man sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife, wants to be given a new trial in hopes of reversing his conviction.
Tigers bring big bats to KU
Missouri off to surprising start in Big 12 play
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C4
One thing is certain about Kansas University’s softball team. After last weekend, the only way the Jayhawks can go is up.
Cardinals starting slowly
April 18, 2007 in print edition on C6
The St. Louis Cardinals sure aren’t playing like World Series champions. Tom Gorzelanny and Matt Capps combined on a four-hitter and Adam LaRoche hit a three-run homer, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-1 victory Tuesday for a two-game sweep.
Scholar to speak at Japanese studies lecture
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B3
A renowned Japan scholar will speak next week at the Dole Institute of Politics on the Kansas University campus.
Young referees see other side of game
April 18, 2007
At any sporting event at any locale the game is regulated by referees, officials and umpires. The game’s mediator has a lot of responsibility on his or her shoulders - especially when the shoulders are those of a teenager.
Water rate estimates more than expected
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence water rates may be going up more than city leaders anticipated. City commissioners were told Tuesday evening that current projections call for water rates in 2008 and 2009 to go up by 7 percent per year. That’s up from a projection of 4 percent per year.
Parents, players weigh cost of competition
April 18, 2007
Parents want their kids to be competitive when playing sports. So much so that in some cases when faced with a choice of buying a $300 bat or a $30 bat, some parents choose the higher priced bat so their child can have every advantage when they step onto the field of play.
Living wage
April 18, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: If the state Legislature wants to help lower the cost of welfare, allow people to seek medical care other than the emergency room, possibly improve K-12 grades and last, but not least, the possibility of increased productivity, a living wage will go a long way to improve things for these people.