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Gas leak forces evacuation at downtown businesses
April 22, 2007
Lawrence police and fire personnel briefly evacuated three downtown businesses yesterday.
Car burglaries most common in commercial lots
April 22, 2007
Car burglaries happen all the time and tonight we show you the spots in town where your car is the most vulnerable.
Three Jayhawks take first place at Kansas Relays
April 22, 2007
To the track now, where yesterday on the final day of the Kansas Relays, three Jayhawks earned first place finishes.
LHS senior makes pro football kicking debut
April 22, 2007
Last night in Topeka, Lawrence High place kicker Abby Vestal made her pro debut with the Kansas Coyotes.
Ford CEO sees bright future for KU program, students
April 22, 2007
When a prominent alum dropped by campus last week to meet with students, he couldn’t help but see a bright future in their faces.
Renovated house gets second chance on KU campus
April 22, 2007
A 115-year-old house get a renovation and a second chance to make new memories at KU.
Former majority leader accepts Dole Leadership prize
April 22, 2007
Former U.S. Senate majority leader Howard Baker accepts the fourth Dole Leadership Prize tonight.
Mass St. waterline work scheduled to start Monday
April 22, 2007
Work to replace century-old waterlines beneath Massachusetts Street will begin Monday morning.
Free State relay team wins 4X200
April 22, 2007
On the prep level at the Kansas Relays yesterday, the Free State 4x200 relay team took top honors with a time of 1:28.03.
Kansas tennis falls to Texas A&M
April 22, 2007
On the hard courts today, the KU tennis team tried to knock off the No. 21 Texas A&M Aggies.
Lawrence celebrates 37th anniversary of Earth Day
April 22, 2007
Today marks the 37th anniversary for Earth Day and yesterday Lawrence celebrated the event.
MLB briefs
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C5
¢ Soriano going back to LF ¢ Mets fan interferes ¢ Phillies turn triple play ¢ D’backs put Cruz on DL
Firebirds take second
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s boys tennis team finished second in the eight-team Junction City Invitational on Saturday.
Sophomore women clutch for KU
Howard, Butler add to Jayhawks’ medal haul; Wissel qualifies for regional
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C6
Heading into the final day of the Kansas Relays, the Kansas University women’s team had yet to win gold in an event on the track.
Gordon drives into elite company
Nextel Cup star ties Earnhardt on career-victory list
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C12
The No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team has kept a flag bearing the late Dale Earnhardt’s famed No. 3 in its hauler since last July, just awaiting Jeff Gordon’s next NASCAR Nextel Cup win.
Tackle for troops’ reels in big catch for soldiers
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C10
In mid-February, shortly after the Minnesota Air National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing settled into Iraq, Staff Sgt. Joe Anderson of Duluth sent a post to a Minnesota online fishing forum.
Youth outdoors camp scheduled June 10-15
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C10
A six-day youth outdoors summer camp will be June 10-15 at the Camp WaShunGa area of Rock Springs 4-H Center near Junction City.
People in the news
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Eric Bana crashes while competing in Australian rally ¢ British Airways cuts Branson from in-flight Bond film ¢ Schwarzenegger to help ‘pimp’ ride to promote biofuel
Music of Queen tries to rock theater scene
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
For more than 10 years, the Pantages, a restored movie and vaudeville house on a shabby block of Yonge Street, was home to “The Phantom of the Opera,” the wildly popular Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
Designers making the most of shiny objects - and you can, too
April 22, 2007 in print edition on D6
A key piece to this spring’s romantic look may already be in your living room: the low-hanging stars of a sparkling chandelier.
Can McCain reverse political free fall?
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B9
Political insiders almost always seize on the same subject and very often they are wrong about it, but it is hard to go (or call) anywhere in political America this month without hearing the same thing: Can you believe how far John McCain has fallen and how fast he’s done it?
Parking lots a target for thieves
Report shows vehicles broken into most often on Iowa, Tennessee streets
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
Burglars don’t have to go inside to do their shopping at the big box stores lining south Iowa Street. They just wait for items to be left behind in cars in the parking lot.
Lawrence Datebook
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
April 22, 2007
Fleet Free Staters reunite for victory
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C7
A football combine forced the Free State High boys 4x200-meter relay team to split up last season. The hiatus didn’t last too long.
The Batman trilogy
Jackson wins third-straight Relays gold
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
Sitting on the track infield, Bershawn “Batman” Jackson signed a Kansas Relays T-shirt for a high school competitor before addressing media members Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
Redmond rallies Twins past K.C.
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Kansas City Royals pitched Mike Redmond a certain way Saturday, and the Twins catcher made them pay for it.
Fabulous choir
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: Great timing! I just happened to be in New York City on business last week and stayed over to visit a friend. As an added bonus, I was able to get a ticket to see the performance by the Lawrence Children’s Choir at Carnegie Hall.
Employee buys into Apple Tree Homes
April 22, 2007 in print edition on E1
Apple Tree Homes Inc. announces that Greg Rau has acquired an ownership position in the Lawrence general contracting firm.
Weseman to discuss bomb threats
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
Superintendent Randy Weseman will report about the district’s response to the bomb threats Thursday in Douglas County.
Driven to succeed
KU School of Engineering lands leaders in business, industry
April 22, 2007 in print edition on E1
Alan Mulally’s face lights up, addressing dozens of future civil engineers, mechanical engineers and astronautical engineers who have gathered in a classroom to hear his insights about succeeding in a field that demands precision, innovation and vision.
Neosho clerk resigns following investigation
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
Neosho County’s top elections official has stepped down after an investigation found evidence of possible violations during the Nov. 7 general election.
9-year-old whiz kid bursts onto Israeli jazz scene
April 22, 2007
Ariel Lanyi sits on a pillow to reach his piano and needs to stand on a chair to play the double bass. He peeks over the rims of the drum set and isn’t big enough to use a full-sized violin.
Bankruptcies
April 22, 2007 in print edition on E1
On the record
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
Short-term home ownership may not pay off
April 22, 2007 in print edition on E1
I toured Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood with a friend who is house-hunting. Boy, there’s a lot going on there: big condo buildings under construction, old row houses being gutted and rehabbed, funky restaurants and bars popping up :
HINU player wins honor
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C3
Blaine Wise, who played football this past season at Haskell Indian Nations University, was named defensive player of the game for his team at the NAIA Victory Sports Senior Game on Saturday.
Best-Sellers
April 22, 2007 in print edition on D3
Area high schools notebook
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C6
Several area high schoolers earned medals at the Kansas Relays on Saturday. Most notably, Ottawa’s Darius Johnson took fourth in the boys 400-meter dash with a time of 50.02 seconds.
U.N.: Next human rights report to omit civilians
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A9
The United Nations will not include Iraqi civilian casualty figures in its next human rights report, a spokesman said Friday, omitting what many had viewed as a rare, reliable indicator of suffering in Iraq.
Kanaan’s strategy pays off with victory
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C12
Tony Kanaan saw what was happening, and his strategy was perfect. After trailing the leaders for much of the race, the Brazilian took the lead with four laps remaining and won the Indy Japan 300 on Saturday.
City’s problem
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B8
To the editor: What a lovely metaphor: Matriarch Sue Hack and her loving family (city of Lawrence) gathered around the kitchen table deciding who should foot the bill for their botched budget. “I know! Let’s share our debt with all of our neighbors! They’ll gladly pay for our mishandling of funds.” Tough toenails, gang.
Murder rewarded
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B8
To the editor: I was disappointed to see NBC and other television stations show the video of the Virginia Tech murderer.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B8
Cosmetics firms beautifying faces, planet at same time
April 22, 2007
Cosmetics companies are jumping on the eco-chic bandwagon - not only finding botanical ingredients to replace chemical-based ones, but also focusing on improving their packaging practices.
French fashion’s ‘little hands’ disappearing
April 22, 2007 in print edition on D6
Lorenzo Re might just have the fashion industry’s least glamorous job.
Clergy join push to OK medical marijuana
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
Illinois’ latest attempt to legalize medical marijuana is getting support from a surprising source - religious leaders.
Chamber schedules ribbon-cutting events
April 22, 2007 in print edition on E1
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce announces ribbon-cutting events to be conducted in May:
Injured governor faces tough therapy ahead
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
It will be agonizing, emotional and draining. Most of all, it will be painful.
52 killed in heavy fighting in capital
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A10
Heavy fighting Saturday between Islamic insurgents and Ethiopian troops backing the government left at least 52 civilians dead in the capital, a human rights official said, describing the violence as the worst in years. One of the city’s main hospitals pitched tents outside to care for the wounded.
FSHS wins Trinity meet
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Free State High girls swimming team set two school records Saturday on its way to the team championship at the Trinity Invite.
Keegan: City milers a rivalry to watch
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
The Glenn Cunningham Mile was not run in this year’s Kansas Relays. Rather than boycott the meet entirely to protest that sad decision, it seemed a better idea to find the next-best thing to watch, a 1,600-meter race between a pair of closely matched rivals.
Partnership rights given to gay couples in state
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
Amid happy tears and rounds of applause, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Saturday signed into law a bill that grants same-sex couples some of the same rights as married people.
KU faculty recital features sacred solos
April 22, 2007 in print edition on D10
Forrest Pierce, Kansas University assistant professor of composition, will present a free recital titled “Sacred Solos” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
Grocery chains cut energy, save money
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A4
Grocery shoppers at the new Kroger store in this eastern Cincinnati suburb are bathed in sunlight from 75 skylights in rows overlooking the aisles.
Marquis stifles former franchise
Cubs even up series with convincing victory at Wrigley Field
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C4
Jason Marquis made sure his energy and emotions were channeled in the right direction as he faced his former team. Just six months ago, the St. Louis Cardinals left him off the playoff roster for the final two rounds of the postseason.
Some gateway
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B9
Couple launches 1,000-day, nonstop cruise worldwide
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A7
He’s a veteran of long-distance sailing voyages in all kinds of weather. She’s never sailed outside the Hudson River.
Grandmother makes emergency plane landing
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A7
A grandmother of five was flying her small plane cross-country when the engine quit in mid-air and she was forced to make an emergency landing in a muddy field.
Baseball banners vanish from school
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B7
The fruits of a fundraising effort on behalf of the Free State High School baseball team - 12 large metal pennants used to decorate the school’s baseball field - went missing sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning.
Humphreys helps halt skid
Jayhawks’ ace tosses one-hitter, homers as KU tops Texas Tech
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C3
Desperate to end a five-game losing streak, the Kansas University softball team turned to senior Kassie Humphreys on Saturday.
Artist, writer receive environmental award
April 22, 2007 in print edition on D4
Artist Laura Ramberg and writer Ken Lassman, both of Lawrence, are the 2007 winners of the Imagination & Place Environmental Award. Ramberg and Lassman received artworks by Lawrence photographer Rick Mitchell.
Gas leak disrupts downtown stores
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B7
Lawrence police and fire personnel briefly evacuated three downtown businesses after a natural gas leak Saturday afternoon.
Relay for Life to put on team captain meeting
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Captains of teams in this year’s Relay for Life are invited to a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 325 Maine.
Autopsy: Volunteer died from blows to the head
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A10
An autopsy revealed that a Peace Corps volunteer found buried in a shallow grave in a Philippine mountain village was killed by blows to the head, officials said Saturday.
Strong pitching can’t save Jayhawks
KU wastes another solid outing as offense struggles against Texas Tech
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C3
For the second straight day Saturday, the Kansas University baseball team received the type of pitching performance necessary to win in the rugged Big 12 Conference.
France’s Jacquelin tops Asian Open
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C9
France’s Raphael Jacquelin shot a 2-under 70 to take a one-stroke lead over Australia’s Scott Hend in the BMW Asian Open.
Sounding alarm over pet drug’s risk, FDA watchdog put career in danger
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A6
The first hints of trouble came with vague warnings from the outer reaches of the bureaucracy where she worked. She was “pushing too hard,” being “alarmist.”
Agency plans for world’s best weather forecast
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A10
The Meteorological Agency wants to improve its weather predictions and by as early as the end of this year have the world’s most accurate weather forecasts, it has been learned.
Green becoming favorite hue of cosmetics companies
April 22, 2007 in print edition on D1
The most fashionable color in makeup this spring may just be green.
Freebird’ gathers amalgam of music essays
April 22, 2007 in print edition on D3
“The Boy Who Cried Freebird: Rock & Roll Fables and Sonic Storytelling” (HarperEntertainment. 336 Pages. $25.95) - Mitch Myers: Funny and insightful, bizarre and bewildering, but totally enthralling, Mitch Myers’ collection of essays in “The Boy Who Cried Freebird” is a treasure trove for music lovers.
Shooting victims remembered at memorials
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
About 100 members of the Virginia Tech marching band played in a memorial service Saturday for bandmate Ryan Clark, remembered as a gregarious young man who went to lengths to make fellow students feel included.
Dire circumstances led to first Earth Day
April 22, 2007 in print edition on D7
It is hard for us to believe it today, but Americans in 1970 were facing an environmental crisis of massive proportions.
Six dead in West Bank, Gaza violence flare-up
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A10
Israeli forces killed five Palestinians in the West Bank and one in the Gaza Strip on an unusually bloody day of fighting Saturday that also left two Israelis injured in a rocket attack.
Used cell phones wanted for seniors
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Douglas County Senior Services is collecting used cell phones that can be fixed to call 911 dispatchers only.
Downtown waterline replacement resumes
Work starting Monday will narrow but not close lanes
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Contractors who have spent the better part of the past two summers updating water pipes by digging under pavement and concrete in downtown Lawrence are coming back again.
Williams sisters give U.S. 2-0 lead
Americans on verge of Fed Cup victory against Belguim
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C2
Serena Williams completed a sibling sweep Saturday, leaving the U.S. Fed Cup team on the verge of beating Belgium.
Not all pet foods created equal
April 22, 2007 in print edition on D10
An interesting sidelight of the recent pet food poisoning catastrophe has been the common manufacturing source of many of America’s favorite dog and cat foods. Our hearts go out to those whose pets have been lost or made ill by this terrible event.
Garden City woman added to commission
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C10
vDebra Bolton of Garden City is the newest member of the Wildlife and Parks Commission.
Man drowns as he attempts to run from casino security
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B10
A man who was fleeing from casino security drowned early Saturday after he leapt over a railing and into the water that surrounds the Isle of Capri, authorities said.
Economic talks between Koreas hits snag
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A10
South Korea’s demand that North Korea renew its commitment to dismantle its nuclear weapons program dragged economic aid talks between the neighbors into a fifth day today.
Commission considers plans to extend 31st Street
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B4
Lawrence city commissioners will discuss plans for hiring an engineer and moving ahead with plans for building an eastward expansion of 31st Street. Tuesday night, commissioners will consider:
Blue Angel crashes at airshow; pilot dies
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Navy Blue Angel jet crashed during an air show Saturday, plunging into a neighborhood of small homes and trailers and killing the pilot.
NASA shooting suspect received poor job review
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
The gunman in an apparent murder-suicide at the Johnson Space Center targeted a NASA worker he feared could get him fired, police said Saturday.
Crew lands 1,000-pound mako shark
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A7
The crew of the Sea Ya Later II hooked a 1,063-pound mako shark in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. The 12-foot-6-inch shark was half the size of their 23-foot boat.
Amazing race
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B8
To the editor: What an amazing community in which we live! While 12,000 Douglas County residents are without health insurance, it felt like nearly the same number of individuals stepped up to support the Lawrence Half-Marathon and 5K on April 15 that benefited the Health Care Access Clinic.
Preliminary hearing set in alleged thefts
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
A man charged in a series of auto thefts and car burglaries in western Lawrence will have a preliminary hearing next month in Douglas County District Court.
Withdrawal demanded in exchange for aid workers
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A10
A purported Taliban statement demanded the release of a number of the group’s fighters and the withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan in exchange for the freedom of two kidnapped French aid workers.
South Junior High sets Cougar Fun Run
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
South Junior High School’s annual Cougar Fun Run will be Friday at the school.
Border patrol hiring push causes concerns
Some worry pressure for more agents leads to lower standards
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
The U.S. Border Patrol’s push to expand the number of agents on the lookout for illegal crossings has some current and former agents worried that the pressure will lead to corner-cutting and will jeopardize public safety.
Defending champ Haas leads Legends tourney
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C9
Defending champion Jay Haas shot a 3-under-par 69 Saturday, giving him a one-stroke lead over Brad Bryant, Wayne Levi and Mark James entering the final round of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.
Women’s shooting clinic on tap
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C10
Wildlife and Parks and the Lil’ Toledo Lodge near Chanute will provide a shooting skills clinic for women June 2 on the banks of the Neosho River.
Children’s health
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Health care is about to become a hot topic as the 2008 presidential race gets under way. Yet, now is the time to direct your attention as the reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is being debated in Congress. SCHIP, funded through the federal government, currently provides low-income children the ability to access health care.
Want to save the Earth? Here are 10 ways to start
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
Happy Earth Day. Here are 10 things ordinary people can do to make a difference.
Insensitive remark
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: I am the proud mother of a 4-year-old boy with a playful smile and eyelashes to die for. He looks like any other child except that he is not; he has autism. People with autism have challenges that can be difficult for the rest of us to understand. They can find something very distressing that you or I would not, and this can result in behavior that can be inconvenient, annoying or just uncomfortable for others around.
Kansas impresses bioscience evaluators
State waits for word from federal officials about national facility
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
They came, they saw, they left. Now state leaders wait for word from federal officials who visited Kansas last week to inspect two potential sites, in Leavenworth and Manhattan, for a $450 million biodefense laboratory.
Include me out
One-time screen idol tells of secretive past
April 22, 2007 in print edition on D3
In Farley Granger’s newly published memoir “Include Me Out,” the former screen idol makes a revelation that is unusual among Hollywood tell-all books: He was bisexual.
Survey shows room for real estate in Manhattan
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A7
Empty space may seem impossible to find on an island crowded with people living in closet-sized apartments.
Max Falkenstien to sign new book at KU stores
April 22, 2007 in print edition on D4
Max Falkenstien, a Kansas University sports broadcasting legend and author of a new book, titled “A Good Place to Stop: 60 Seasons with Max and the Jayhawks,” will make two appearances at the KU Bookstores in the coming weeks.
How green are you? See your carbon footprint
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A4
Carbon footprint: As a concept, it is becoming increasingly fashionable.
Investigation hones in on computer
Killer legally purchased ammo clips on eBay 3 weeks before attack
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
The Internet activities of the Virginia Tech gunman provided more insight Saturday into how he may have plotted for the rampage, with revelations that he bought two ammunition clips on eBay.
Humanities council seeks board members
April 22, 2007 in print edition on D4
The Kansas Humanities Council is seeking nominations of Kansans for service on its 22-member board of directors.
Residents march, bike and strut for Earth Day
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Community groups, recycling companies and government organizations marched along Massachusetts Street on Saturday in celebration of Earth Day.
How Do You Break Up with a Friend Like Jonah
April 22, 2007 in print edition on D3
A poem by Dan McCarthy.
U.S. tactics
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: It definitely sounds like the Journal-World editor has been reading his own paper and various others, as is evident in the headlines of his Saturday Column of April 14.
House renovated for scholarship hall community center dedicated
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Robert Crawford wiped tears from his eyes Saturday afternoon after a 115-year-old home near the Kansas University campus was named after his wife, Wilna, who died in 2004.
4th Fallujah councilman assassinated in about a year
U.S., Iraqi officials defend plan to build barrier around Sunni enclave to protect inhabitants
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A9
The Fallujah city council chairman, a critic of al-Qaida who took the job after his three predecessors were assassinated, was killed Saturday, the latest blow in a violent internal Sunni struggle for control of an insurgent stronghold west of Baghdad.
Bulls stop defending champs
Chicago opens first-round series with 96-91 victory over Miami
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C8
Shaquille O’Neal’s words were sharp and pointed and aimed straight at his target, like those passes he whips to cutters when he is double-teamed. His target this time was referee Eddie F. Rush.
Aaron is right to avoid Bonds circus
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C2
Good for Hank Aaron, who says he won’t be in the park when Barry Bonds breaks his career home-run record.
Job training
Kansas needs to put increased emphasis on specialized training to support a high-tech work force.
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B8
Bringing jobs to Lawrence and to the state has been a topic of much conversation recently, but finding the jobs is only half the equation. The other half is finding the people with the skills and training to do those jobs.
Unusual pots fetch high prices
April 22, 2007 in print edition on D5
French porcelains were among the best-decorated in the world in the early 19th century. Porcelain painters worked at many factories making richly decorated ornamental and useful porcelains.
Artist infuses Asian heritage with American home scenery
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A7
Eudora resident Alice Kuo is on a journey that might never end. It’s a path where her steps are taken by strokes of her paintbrush.
Truck bomb tries to disrupt election
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A10
A truck bomb aimed at electoral commission headquarters ran into barriers and failed to explode hours before the start of Nigeria’s presidential vote, the national police chief said Saturday.
Coevolution knocks Lake Huron ecosystem off balance
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C10
Whether you believe it’s proof of God’s guiding hand or the result of random combinations of chemicals, coevolution is an amazing phenomenon.
Simplicity key in search for sonar
Fish finders range from basic depthfinders to technological marvels
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C10
In 1490, Leonardo da Vinci put an ear to a tube and stuck the tube into the water to listen for faraway ships. Today, the science of underwater acoustics has developed into a fine art called sonar.
Watney wants first win
Third-round 68 brings two-shot lead
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C9
People try all kinds of things they’ve never done before when they visit New Orleans for a weekend. For 25-year-old Nick Watney, it’s taking the lead into the final round of a PGA Tour event.
Emerson String Quartet impresses crowd at Lied Center
April 22, 2007
In a fortuitous departure from the Lied Center’s general policy of programming chamber music on Sunday afternoons, the decision to slot the celebrated Emerson String Quartet on Friday night proved a winner.
Pump patrol
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Journal-World wins sweepstakes award
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence Journal-World won the top newspaper award during the Kansas Press Association’s 2007 Awards of Excellence at the Capitol Plaza Hotel on Saturday night.
Every step counts a frustrating mantra
April 22, 2007 in print edition on D1
I am out beating the pavement with my new pedometer. Recently, I read an article claiming that by taking 10,000 steps per day, a person can lose weight, improve muscle tone, increase lung capacity, cut the risk of stroke, lower blood pressure and possibly grow new neurons in the brain.
Banjo bashin’
Book rounds up jokes aimed at instrument and its players
April 22, 2007 in print edition on D1
Leo Posch has his teeth, is smart enough to carry on a conversation and doesn’t drool. You’d never know he’s a banjo player. Posch, who lives near McLouth, plays with the Lawrence-based Midday Ramblers.
Guild offering grants to artists
April 22, 2007 in print edition on D4
The Lawrence Art Guild is now accepting applications for a $500 Career Opportunity Grant for visual artists.
No good answer for meanness in the world
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B9
You will find no wisdom here. Granted, that’s what we tend to seek in moments like these, moments scraped and raw and hell to live. We search for The Moral of the Story, The Lesson To Be Learned, The Thing So Clear In Hindsight that if we could only figure it out, only take it to heart and internalize it, we might ensure no more moments like this ever come again. It is a way of imposing order, asserting control.
Students ponder state of campus safety
April 22, 2007 in print edition on B8
On the campus of the University of Memphis, where I was visiting for part of last week, the news of the Virginia Tech mass murders struck with special force. Not only were these students, like those in Blacksburg, attending a large public university with a big commuter population, but they still recall the scars of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was gunned down in this city 39 years ago this spring.
Earth Day 2007: It’s cool to be environmentally friendly
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A4
Just in time for today’s 37th anniversary of Earth Day, the Earth is back. Green is cool; global warming is hot.
Ortiz, Beckett power Red Sox
A-Rod, for once, finishes without a home run
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C4
The Red Sox managed to keep Alex Rodriguez from hitting another home run. The Yankees can’t say the same about David Ortiz.
Billionaire returns to Earth after $25 million vacation
April 22, 2007 in print edition on A10
An American billionaire who won a junior cosmonaut contest as a child returned Saturday from a dream voyage to the international space station, riding a Russian capsule to a soft landing on the Kazakh steppe
No rally for LHS this time
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
After staging dramatic comebacks in back-to-back games, the Lawrence High baseball team faced a deficit it could not overcome Saturday night.
Wilson powers Free State rebound
April 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
Not all home runs are alike. Some are high fly balls. Some are line drives. And some are inside-the-parkers.