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Free State baseball team tops Stags
April 19, 2007
At the River City Baseball Festival, the Free State Firebird baseball team beat the Bishop Miege Stags, 4-2.
Copycat shooting threats shake schools nationwide
April 19, 2007
There is no doubt this week’s events in Virginia weigh heavy on the hearts of many - and now copycat threats shake schools nationwide.
Granada shooting suspect talked about shooting to girlfriend after incident
April 19, 2007
The man accused of the fatal shooting outside the Granada in February of 2006 talked about the incident after it happened, according to testimony by his girlfriend.
Perry-Lecompton school district remains on high alert
April 19, 2007
Officials at Perry-Lecompton high school and middle schools say all students will be subject to a search and will walk through metal detectors when initially entering the buildings.
Area school districts responded to threat as well
April 19, 2007
Because the bomb threat was not directed at one specific school, all area school districts also responded to the situation.
Police have man in custody believed to be responsible for bomb threats
April 19, 2007
Lawrence police now have a 47-year-old man in custody who they think is responsible for the phone calls that led to today’s heightened state of emergency.
Eudora softball squad tops Wellsville
April 19, 2007
In a close battle on the diamond, the Eudora Lady Cardinals managed to hold off the Wellsville Eagles, 5-4.
Inmate formally charged with killing of retired Lecompton jeweler
April 19, 2007
A prison inmate long-suspected in connection with the killing of a retired Lecompton jeweler is formally charged with murder in Douglas County.
Consistency a big issue for KU baseball squad
April 19, 2007
The KU baseball team sits at 19-23 on the year and the Jayhawks are still in search of their first Big 12 series win.
LHS dominates Omaha Creighton Prep on the diamond
April 19, 2007
The Lawrence High baseball team defeated the Omaha Creighton Prep Bluejays at the River City Baseball Festival, 14-7.
Agafonov wins hammer throw at Kansas Relay
April 19, 2007
KU thrower Egor Agafonov won the men’s hammer throw this afternoon at the Kansas Relays by a wide margin.
Henrickson signs on for five more years with KU
April 19, 2007
According to the KU athletic director Lew Perkins, women’s basketball head coach Bonnie Henrickson has accepted a contract extension.
Parents worried for children’s safety during lock-down
April 19, 2007
Since no specific school was targeted, all local schools were on lock-down - which left thousands of parents worried about their children’s safety.
Henrickson signs new five-year extension
April 19, 2007
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson has agreed to an extension of her contract, KU athletics director Lew Perkins said at Thursday’s basketball postseason awards banquet. Henrickson would have a new deal encompassing five years, he said. There will be a raise in pay, details to come out in the near future.
Police question a ‘person of interest’ in bomb threats
April 19, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Lawrence police interview a “person of interest” in relation to nonspecific threats, and more about area reaction to the bomb scare.
Threat made against Perry-Lecompton High School
Metal detectors brought in for Friday classes
April 19, 2007
The threat said the action would take place on Friday, and school district officials are taking no chances.
Police: Bomb threat arrest made; schools cancel evening events
02:17 p.m., April 19, 2007 Updated 06:20 p.m.
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Parents react to bomb scare
Children removed from Lawrence schools
10:51 a.m., April 19, 2007 Updated 11:42 a.m.
Children removed from Lawrence schools.
Pop opera ‘Aida’ pleases
April 19, 2007
Judging by the applause and a standing ovation at evening’s end, it was clear that the near capacity crowd drawn to the Lied Center on Wednesday night by the glitz of the Elton John-Tim Rice makeover of “Aida” was pleased by the well-oiled road show version of the 2000 Broadway hit.
School officials respond to bomb threat
Police talking to ‘person of interest’
08:57 a.m., April 19, 2007 Updated 12:40 p.m.
Lawrence Police this morning are investigating a series of “three or four” bomb threats made to 911 dispatchers.
With relays here, runner recalls KU glory days
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
For 80 years, the Kansas Relays have attracted elite talent such as Maurice Green, Justin Gatlin, Jim Ryun, Billy Mills and Wes Santee. Lawrence resident Dick Wilson, 75, fondly recalls Santee and running with him in the four-mile relay.
Anti-abortion activists look to build on victory
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A9
Elated and emboldened, anti-abortion activists in state after state are planning to push for stringent new limits on second- and third-trimester abortions in the hopes of building on their victory Wednesday at the Supreme Court.
Maine impressive for Mets
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C4
John Maine took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, and the New York Mets scored four times before Dontrelle Willis retired a batter in a 9-2 win over the Florida Marlins on Wednesday night.
Keegan: Reesing’s approach works best
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
Walter Clement Pipp, more commonly known as Wally Pipp, was the right man for the job at first base for the New York Yankees. He was the experienced guy who had proven more than his understudy.
Fearsome foursome
Free State quartet ready for Relays atmosphere
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C8
You’d have a tough time finding anyone at this weekend’s Kansas Relays busier than Brooke Carter.
Kirk confident following first five
KU decathlete leads pack, on pace for NCAA provisional mark
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
As Josh Kirk and Jacob Breth turned the final corner of the 400-meter dash, Kirk couldn’t help but hear Breth grunt from behind him.
Costner claims Big 12 title
Senior ‘in shock’ after making school history
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C3
Amanda Costner executed what she called a “tough up and down” for a par on the 13th hole to avoid losing a sixth stroke to par in a short stretch Wednesday in the final round of the Big 12 Conference golf championships.
We’ve got the world in our hands
Earth Day a reminder that humans have power to save the planet
April 19, 2007 in print edition on D1
I don’t want to sound like a broken record here, but I’m really starting to get annoyed. If I see one more gigantic SUV that barely fits on its allotted side of the road, and behind the wheel is some 4-foot, 11-inch woman - by herself - rolling around town shopping, I’m going to have a fit of environmental rage. And I’m really a pretty passive person.
KU’s Self visiting shooting guard
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self was out on the recruiting trail Wednesday. He visited Alex Legion, a 6-foot-5 senior shooting guard from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va.
Shaking the slump
Bowyer avoids second-year dropoff many drivers suffer
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C12
Sophomore slump? What sophomore slump? Clint Bowyer has shown no signs this season of the second-year drop-off so many Nextel Cup Series drivers experience after their rookie seasons.
Our town sports
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C9
Fort Riley brigade prepares for combat
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A11
With 6,000 Fort Riley soldiers already at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, another brigade from the eastern Kansas post has come a step closer to going overseas.
Partnerships vital to KU hopes for cancer center designation
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
As a cancer doctor, it upsets me that so many of my friends and patients have lost their lives to cancer. Too many Kansans and their families have been and will be devastated by the impact of this disease.
Would lower drinking age curb abuse?
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
Public policy often illustrates the law of unintended consequences. Society’s complexity - multiple variables with myriad connections - often causes the consequences of a policy to be contrary to, and larger than, the intended ones.
State works to prevent more fan accidents
Fliers stating guidelines may be included with sporting event tickets
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Football fans in Kansas could be getting something extra with their tickets this fall: a flier reminding them of state rules for driving to games in commercial buses, vans or recreational vehicles.
Officials tour potential biodefense sites
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
As federal officials Wednesday arrived in Kansas to inspect potential sites for a $450 million biodefense laboratory, state officials amped up their sales pitch.
People in the news
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Joan Rivers replaced by Lisa Rinna on red carpet ¢ Rocker says friends want him to kick habit ¢ Director tries opera
Used cell phones wanted for seniors
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Douglas County Senior Services is collecting used cell phones that can be fixed to call 911 dispatchers only.
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Thursday, April 19
Cowell defends ‘Idol’ expression
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
An annoyed look from “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell as a contestant expressed sadness over the Virginia Tech shootings was drastically misinterpreted, Cowell and the show said Wednesday.
The right man for the job is …
Mangino not ready to pick his QB starter
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
One word on a standard college football depth chart smells of stalemate: “or.” Kansas University’s football team has just one position without a clear first-teamer, according to its depth chart released Wednesday.
Lawrence Datebook
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
April 19, 2007
When ants invade, follow them home
April 19, 2007 in print edition on D1
Most of our homes are safe, warm and just perfect for raising a family. And with the rainy cold weather of recent days, many insect pests have come to realize this as well. As we move into the nicer days of spring, ants are becoming a problem.
Wood: Experience should give Meier edge
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
“Meier’s time is now.” Before I get canned for plagiarism, I confess I didn’t write that. Rather, it was the headline of a column written Aug. 17, 2005, by one Tom Keegan. So you tell me, does it make sense that I’m now arguing with this guy over who should be the No. 1 slinger this fall?
Surge of violence raises fears in Rio de Janeiro
Brazen shootouts are among growing number of attacks altering perceptions of safety
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
Gangsters with automatic weapons shoot it out with police in broad daylight near downtown. Parents use their bodies to shield children on their way to school. Passengers on buses stuck in traffic hit the floor as bullets shatter windows.
K.C. returns favor, rallies against Detroit
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C7
The Kansas City Royals snatched away a victory from Detroit, one day after blowing a late lead themselves. John Buck hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning, and Kansas City rallied past the Tigers, 4-3, on Wednesday to end its six-game losing streak.
Bombings shatter Baghdad’s relative calm
Nearly 200 killed in series of attacks
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A11
Suspected Sunni insurgents penetrated the Baghdad security net Wednesday, hitting Shiite targets with four bomb attacks that killed at least 183 people - the bloodiest day since the U.S. troop increase began nine weeks ago.
Laing packs power into small frame
KU student doesn’t look the part of competitive strongman
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C9
If you saw Chris Laing at a local gym, chances are you wouldn’t take particular notice of the Kansas University junior. It’d be easy to overlook the 5-foot-6, 180-pound Laing - until he put the squat bar on his shoulders.
Nuclear parts plant may be moved
New facility would be better able to meet national security functions
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
The government wants to replace the aging nuclear weapons parts plant in Kansas City with a $500 million plant that would include buildings totaling more than 1 million square feet.
County approves permit for ministorage
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B3
A conditional-use permit allowing construction of a ministorage facility west of Lawrence was approved Wednesday by the Douglas County Commission.
Three killed in attack on Bible distributor in Turkey
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
Assailants on Wednesday slit the throats of three employees of a publishing house that distributes Bibles, the latest in a series of attacks targeting Turkey’s small Christian minority.
Watkins to present program on pioneers
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
A Kansas Humanities Council program called “Through the Eyes of Young Pioneers” will be presented April 26 at Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
Close encounters ruin Cup-star duel
Gordon, Junior battled through 269 laps, but misfortune kept both out of Victory Lane
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C12
There they were Sunday afternoon, the two gaudiest names in racing, chasing each other into the turns at 180 miles an hour.
Former stars light up night
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
Stars of prime-time past show up in the strangest places. Somewhere in the back of my kitchen cabinet, I think I still have my promotional mug for the short-lived 2003 sitcom “A Minute with Stan Hooper,” starring Norm MacDonald.
Wife of slain minister tells of abuse
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A4
A preacher’s wife testified at her murder trial Wednesday that her husband abused her physically and sexually, but she said the shotgun fired accidentally as she pointed it at him in their parsonage bedroom.
Governor signs seat belt legislation
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B3
The state’s seat belt law will be strengthened to encourage teenagers to buckle up under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Home Helpers offers assistance
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
Home Helpers, a service designed to help seniors stay in their own homes with a maximum of independence, dignity and safety, now is operating in Douglas County.
14 reported killed in capital violence
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
Mortar fire killed three people and wounded six in the Somali capital Wednesday after a night of street fighting left at least 11 people dead and dozens injured, witnesses and health officials said.
On the record
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
Give Martin a chance at Kansas State
Even if their new coach fails, Wildcats can return to their recent level of mediocrity
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
For Kansas State to promote assistant Frank Martin to head coach was a disgrace to the program’s firmly established tradition, a tradition the Wildcats have worked diligently over the years to construct.
Suspect in slaying booked into jail
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B3
A prison inmate long suspected in connection with the killing of a retired Lecompton jeweler has been formally charged and brought to Douglas County to stand trial.
Allen Press gains paper certification
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
Allen Press Inc., a provider of printing and publishing services, recently received Forest Stewardship Certification through the SmartWood Program of the Rainforest Alliance.
St. Francis buying old Menninger site
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
Property that once flourished as the Menninger campus in Topeka has new hope for once again being a landmark of medical care in the community.
Aerial vehicle being tested in Kansas for military use
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
A Canadian firm is coming to Kansas next month to conduct further tests on an unmanned aerial vehicle being developed for use by the military to drop cargo to troops in the field.
Shooter sends manifesto detailing massacre to NBC
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
Midway through his murderous rampage, the Virginia Tech gunman went to the post office and mailed NBC a package containing photos and videos of him brandishing guns and delivering a snarling, profanity-laced tirade about rich “brats” and their “hedonistic needs.”
LMH to expand - again
Building to have offices for physicians, information technology
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
Lawrence Memorial Hospital isn’t about to stop building now. The community hospital - already in the midst of a $44 million, 165,000-square-foot expansion project that includes construction of a new emergency room and surgery center, expanded Intensive Care Unit and maternity center, and other operations - now is looking to add a new three-story medical office building on campus.
Jewish community mourns slain professor
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
Liviu Librescu’s casket came Wednesday afternoon to a place he had never been. In the heart of Borough Park, Brooklyn, the unadorned wooden casket was shouldered by Jewish men who had not known the science professor but whose fathers and grandfathers were, like Librescu, Holocaust survivors.
Kansas baseball falls to WSU, 2-1
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C3
Wichita State managed just two runs, but it was enough to dispatch Kansas University, 2-1, Wednesday at Eck Stadium.
Toussaint wins twice
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C9
Free State High senior Keron Toussaint picked up first-place finishes in both the boys 200 and 400 meters Wednesday at the Washburn Rural track meet.
Study finds health risks in expanded ethanol use
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A4
Ethanol, widely touted as a greenhouse gas-cutting fuel, would have serious health effects if heavily used in cars, producing more ground level ozone than gasoline, particularly in the Los Angeles basin, according to a Stanford University study out Wednesday.
Wildfire destroys 14 homes in Georgia
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A4
A swift wildfire destroyed 14 houses Wednesday in southeastern Georgia, where more than 1,000 people had been forced from their homes earlier in the week, officials said. No injuries were reported.
Volcano rumbles to life
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
Thousands of people were evacuated after a long-dormant volcano erupted late Tuesday and again early Wednesday, provoking avalanches and floods that swept away houses and bridges.
Artist’s display in treasurer’s office
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Douglas County treasurer’s office is providing a new venue for local artists to display their work.
U.N.: Iran begins enriching uranium
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
Iran has started enriching small amounts of uranium gas at its underground nuclear plant and is running more than 1,300 of the centrifuges used in the process, according to a U.N. nuclear watchdog document obtained Wednesday.
Gun accident leaves hunter in fair condition
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Valley Falls man who accidentally shot himself Tuesday night was listed in fair condition Wednesday at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.
Spring redecorating can energize your dwelling
April 19, 2007 in print edition on D1
Now that spring’s here, you may be looking to energize your home’s decor. Woman’s Day magazine offers these spring-inspired redecorating ideas:
A-Rod’s ninth homer lifts Yanks
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C4
The New York Yankees have found the formula to beat Cleveland: Get a big early lead and a home run from Alex Rodriguez to help a rookie starter gain his first major-league win.
Mizzou blanks KU twice in softball
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C3
All skids come to an end. The only question is when. Kansas University’s softball team remained in a scoring slump following 3-0 and 1-0 losses to Missouri on Wednesday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark.
Power elite
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: In every large community, there is a cluster of powerful people made up of social friends and business associates. This “Power Elite” quietly seeks to influence public policy.
McCain takes lead as gun-rights advocate
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
Republican presidential candidate John McCain declared Wednesday he believes in “no gun control,” making the strongest affirmation of support for gun rights in the GOP field since the Virginia Tech massacre.
Teens end wrestling that included chairs, tacks
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
Just 16 but already showbiz-savvy, Joshua Stewart knew it took more than headlocks and half nelsons to entertain a crowd. So he and his friends threw a few extra moves into their monthly backyard wrestling matches.
KU tennis falls to Oklahoma, 4-3
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s tennis team won the doubles point, but Oklahoma rallied to hand the Jayhawks a 4-3 setback Wednesday.
Chicago’s Buehrle tosses no-hitter
White Sox lefty faces minimum in 6-0 victory
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
Mark Buehrle was pretty cool about his no-hitter. Until he had three outs to go. “You don’t want to make that one mistake and give up a hit,” he said. “I could feel my knees a little bit, a little shaken, a little extra adrenaline going for the ninth inning.”
Reform falls short
The campaign reforms approved by the Kansas Legislature this year represent only a marginal improvement for state voters.
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
Campaign reform legislation signed by the governor this week makes a couple of marginal improvements in the law, but woefully misses the mark on a couple of other issues.
Contestant Sanjaya Malakar finally given the boot
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
Sanjaya Malakar, the under-talented but unflappable singer who horrified and captivated millions in his improbable “American Idol” run, was finally voted off the show Wednesday night.
President declares victory over opponents
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
President Robert Mugabe declared Wednesday that he had overcome British-backed efforts to topple him, leading muted independence celebrations for a country beset by recent political violence and a plummeting economy.
It’s not too early to prepare for ‘07 taxes
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
April 17 has come and gone, and you’ve probably had enough of tax season. But don’t put those tax files away just yet. Now’s the time to begin planning for your 2007 tax return.
Clothesline project opens eyes
T-shirts made by abuse survivors a form of therapy for women
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
The words were painted in angry, slashing strokes on the wrinkled T-shirts: “You sexually, physically, verbally abused me,” one said. Another said, “You totally destroyed my car with sledge hammers and bats. You tried to make me disappear by setting my house on fire.”
Time for America to regroup
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B7
So who is an American? What’s the key to American identity? The answer can be hard, even brutal. But it’s ours - we earned it with our own blood.
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A12
Gunmen storm hospital in Tijuana
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
Police and soldiers battled gunmen at a hospital in the border city of Tijuana Wednesday in violence that left at least three people dead before the authorities subdued the attackers, officials said.
High court backs ban on abortion procedure
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Supreme Court’s new conservative majority gave anti-abortion forces a landmark victory Wednesday in a 5-4 decision that bans a controversial abortion procedure nationwide and sets the stage for further restrictions.
Bad week for news media
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B7
It pales in comparison to the carnage and loss of life this week at Virginia Tech. But last week the tattered reputation of journalism in this country saw severe damage. The role of the media in the Duke lacrosse team’s phony rape story and the Don Imus firing left large parts of the so-called establishment press looking embarrassed and besmirched.
Downtown care
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: During the recent City Commission race, we heard lots of talk about our thriving downtown, how it is one of the city’s greatest assets. I take issue only with the thriving part.
Seratte, McGrew eighth
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C9
Lawrence High’s doubles team of Taylor Seratte and John McGrew had the Lions’ top showing Wednesday at the Topeka West Invitational boys tennis tournament, going 2-3 and taking eighth place.
Vestal to officially sign
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C9
Lawrence High senior Abby Vestal officially will become the first full-time female player in the American Professional Football League.
Body of missing American found
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A10
Philippine authorities on Wednesday found the body of a missing American Peace Corps volunteer in a northern mountain town where she disappeared during a hike more than a week ago, an army general said.
Banned procedure not used in Wichita
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A9
Abortion opponents gathered outside a Wichita abortion clinic Wednesday to celebrate a Supreme Court ruling upholding a federal ban on a controversial abortion procedure.
NBA VP Lyons leaving after season
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C5
Terry Lyons, the NBA’s vice president of international communications, announced Wednesday he will leave after the season, his 26th with the league.
Topeka Zoo exhibit to house nocturnal animals
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Creatures of Darkness are coming to the Topeka Zoo. Nocturnal animals such as owl monkeys, bats and foxes will have their own home, thanks to a $250,000 donation from Capitol Federal Foundation announced Tuesday.
Text-message ban recommended
NCAA panel suggests new guidelines in recruiting
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
Coaches have spent the last several years upgrading their gadgets and learning the new tricks of recruiting. Now it may be time to turn back the clock.
Construction site theft under investigation
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence police are investigating the theft of $37,750 worth of construction equipment, including a small Bobcat, Sunday from the 1700 block of Tennessee Street.
KU graduate hopes lung cancer campaign helps discover a cure
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Christi Johnson, a 1999 Kansas University graduate, could not take one more sleepless night. Early last year she made her husband, Bo, see a doctor after his persistent dry cough prevented her and their newborn daughter, Addi, from sleeping.
IRS commissioner to head Red Cross
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A4
Trading one tough job for another, Internal Revenue Service chief Mark Everson was selected Wednesday as the new president of the American Red Cross, taking over as the charity restructures itself after sharp criticism of its response to Hurricane Katrina.
Time to try something new
With Relays looming, LHS athletes experiment
April 19, 2007 in print edition on C9
Stopwatches in their hands, Kevin Logan, Kelly Renfro, Kristina Taylor and Jennifer Taylor relaxed while recording times during Lawrence High’s home track and field quad Wednesday afternoon.
Goldfish gaining respect
April 19, 2007 in print edition on D2
Goldfish are the Rodney Dangerfields of the aquarium world. When Jo Ann Burke of Semmes, Ala., started keeping these hardy little fish in 1976, and even when she started importing fancy specimens from China a decade later, no one diagnosed goldfish.
House announces plan to fund repairs
Higher education officials say proposal falls short
April 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
House Republican leaders Wednesday delayed committee discussion of repairs to universities, but then issued a news release saying they have a plan to fix the problem.
Witness identifies defendant as gunman
Investigators connect bullets with suspected murder weapon in Granada shooting trial
April 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
An eyewitness to a Feb. 5, 2006, Lawrence shooting identified the defendant - based on the jacket he wore that night - as the man who fired several shots at a Topeka man who later died.