Archive for Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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Polls
Who will win the legal case over the city's smoking ban, now in front of the Kansas Supreme Court?

Poll results

Response Percent
The city
 
77%
The bars
 
19%
Undecided
 
2%
Total 113
What do you think of the proposal to extend 31st street from Haskell to O'Connell Road?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s a good idea
 
76%
There’s no need
 
18%
Undecided
 
4%
Total 211
Videos

All stories

6Sports video: Coaches await NCAA’s texting decision
April 25, 2007
In the cut-throat world of college recruiting, text messaging has become a popular mode of communication between coaches and perspective athletes. The days of unlimited texting however, may be over by tomorrow.
Pranks suspected cause for missing FSHS pennants
April 25, 2007
Athletic staff at Free State High School have struck out in their search for pennants that went missing from school’s baseball diamond this weekend.
Sex offender back in county jail
April 25, 2007
A convicted sex offender who fled the area before his sentencing is back in the Douglas County jail tonight.
Iditarod racer visits local elementary school
April 25, 2007
Alaska dog-sled races are not too common in Lawrence, but today a different story as a professional Iditarod racer visits a local elementary school.
Kasold bridge opens amongst other road work
April 25, 2007
A bridge construction project in northwest Lawrence is now complete but motorists wont’ be able to take full advantage for another six months.
Two men arrested in connection with armed robbery
April 25, 2007
Police arrest two Lawrence men in connection with an armed robbery early Tuesday morning at a local convenience store.
Miller’s appeal stems from photos
April 25, 2007
A Lawrence man convicted of killing his wife in 2004 made an appeal to the Kansas Supreme Court today.
Audit examines growth of virtual schools
April 25, 2007
A legislative post audit study released yesterday delves into the ever-growing world of virtual education.
Lawmakers continue struggle with budget bill
April 25, 2007
As the Kansas legislature session draws to a close, lawmakers struggle to come to an agreement on some big items including the final budget bill, which is still in its final stages.
City’s smoking ban under fire from supreme court
April 25, 2007
Lawrence’s three-year-old smoking ban comes under fire today as a Lawrence bar owner asks the Kansas Supreme Court to overturn the city-wide smoking ban.
Westar CEO Haines announces retirement
April 25, 2007
The state’s largest electricity utility is losing its top executive Jim Haines, a resident of rural Lawrence, to retirement.
Lawrence marathon deemed a success
April 25, 2007
The final figures are in and this month’s new and improved Lawrence half marathon sets the bar pretty high.
Wakarusa Festival security under spotlight again
April 25, 2007
Nearly one year after more than 100 people were arrested at the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival, the increase police presence at last year’s event is once again in the spotlight.
Westar’s CEO to retire
Electric utility’s president to step into job
April 25, 2007
Rural Lawrence resident James Haines is retiring as chief executive officer of Westar Energy Inc., and he will be succeeded by William Moore, the company’s president and chief operating officer.
Rush meets with Self, still undecided on NBA Draft
April 25, 2007
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self met with sophomore guard Brandon Rush for more than an hour Wednesday afternoon.
Miller appeal heard by state Supreme Court
April 25, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the Kansas Supreme Court hears the appeal of convicted murderer Martin Miller, and another state Supreme Court case about the city’s smoking ban.
Smoking ban decision could come in June
Kansas Supreme Court hears the case today
April 25, 2007
The Kansas Supreme Court heard oral arguments this afternoon on a case by Lawrence bar owner Dennis Steffes, who contends the city’s smoking ban is unconstitutional.
Kansas Supreme Court hears Martin Miller appeal
Photos at heart of argument
April 25, 2007
On Wednesday, Miller’s attorney Sarah Ellen Johnson said the jury in his trial shouldn’t have seen the pornographic photos because they were irrelevant to Mary Miller’s death.
Riot breaks out at prison
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A3
About 500 inmates staged a two-hour riot at a medium-security men’s prison Tuesday, injuring two staff members and setting fires in a courtyard before officials used tear gas to restore order.
Virginia Governor may close gun law loophole
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A3
Virginia’s governor said Tuesday he may be able to single-handedly close the loophole that allowed a mentally ill Cho Seung-Hui to buy the guns he used to kill 32 people at Virginia Tech.
Lawmakers scrutinize KUMC, KU Hospital
Post Audit Committee asks tough questions
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A7
The state Legislative Post Audit Committee is asking questions about Kansas University Medical Center’s operations.
Ethiopian rebels attack Chinese-run oil field, killing 74 workers
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A6
Ethiopian rebels who have fought alongside Islamic militants in neighboring Somalia stormed a Chinese-run oil field at dawn Tuesday, killing 74 people and destroying the exploration facility in a restive border region.
Russians pay last respects to Yeltsin
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A6
Thousands of Russians, some weeping, many carrying flowers, lined up Tuesday to bid farewell to Boris Yeltsin, whose body lay in state in a replica of a cathedral that was blown up by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and rebuilt in the new Russia birthed by the former president.
Pump patrol
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Audits ordered for both KU Hospital, KUMC
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A1
Legislators on Tuesday ordered sweeping audits of the feuding Kansas University Medical Center and KU Hospital in a round of finger-pointing and political sniping.
Watkins museum roof repairs delayed
Project engineer says slate tiles won’t arrive for several months
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B7
The Watkins Community Museum of History is still many months away from completion of repairs to its roof.
Cafe fills need by feeding the hungry
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A8
In the six months since Libby and Brad Birky opened a small cafe on a grungy strip of Colfax Avenue, they have no idea how much money they’ve made. Or how much their customers have paid for a bowl of chicken chili or a slice of organic pesto pizza.
Cooking with tea: Oolong works in brine for shrimp, poultry, pork
April 25, 2007 in print edition on D6
Tea is one of those ingredients you don’t often consider cooking with. And that’s a shame, because it is a nearly effortless way to add or accentuate flavors. Fruity teas are the most obvious choice, as they easily complement baked goods and fruit-based desserts.
Subbing cheeses can ruin recipe
April 25, 2007 in print edition on D3
Q: How do you melt cheese successfully?
Wear your farmer’s tan with pride
April 25, 2007 in print edition on D1
If I were a more prudent gardener, I would not have done what I did Saturday. But I am convinced that every once in a while, flagrant breaches of moderation are good for the soul, if not for the body.
Priority item
Finding the money to provide all-day kindergarten in Lawrence schools is a matter of priorities.
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B10
Almost every public forum, questionnaire or online chat involving candidates for the Lawrence school board this spring included a question about all-day kindergarten.
Baker lauds local ‘partners’
Lawrence honorees lead by example
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A8
Five Lawrence residents received awards Tuesday during Baker University’s annual Partners-In-Progress breakfast reception.
Wet, wild, woeful
Late miscues lead to sloppy K.C. loss
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C1
Joakim Soria allowed a pair of ninth-inning runs on a throwing error and a wild pitch, and the Chicago White Sox outlasted the Kansas City Royals 9-7 Tuesday night.
Report: Virtual schools lack solid oversight
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B1
State auditors Tuesday posted warnings on the explosive increase of virtual schools in Kansas.
Make healthy dressings at home
April 25, 2007 in print edition on D1
The key to making delicious healthy dressings at home is to reduce the oils and other fats (though retain enough to preserve a luscious mouth feel), and bump up the ingredients that contribute texture and flavor.
Renaissance masterpiece opens U.S. tour
April 25, 2007
Adam is slowly rising from the rocky outcrop, weakly supporting himself on his right arm as God the creator pulls him up by the left hand. A beautiful, flowing Eve rises near them while a curious owl, perched in a fruit tree, looks down and tiny lizards slither below.
Hard work pays off for Warhawk runner
April 25, 2007
For Amy Meyers, an eighth-grader at West Junior High, field events and short-distance races are not her style. No high jump, triple jump or 400-meter runs, either. She prefers running long-distance races like the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200-meter run.
Former Black Panther shaped by experience
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B2
Flores Forbes says he has 18 years of his life that he can’t put on a resume. The man dressed in a casual tan shirt and jeans who spoke to a crowd of Kansas University students Tuesday night spent 10 of his younger years rising to the inner circle of the Black Panthers.
Crimes sentence victims to lifetime of torment
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A1
Jean Rhea recently received an unsettling letter from the Kansas Parole Board. The letter informed the California resident that Sherman L. Galloway, who was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for sodomizing and raping her on Kansas University’s campus, had been authorized a special parole hearing Tuesday.
Lawrence Datebook
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B2
April 25, 2007
Ranger says he was told to conceal cause of Tillman’s death
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A4
Pat Tillman’s mother wasn’t in the hearing room when an Army Ranger testified he was ordered not to tell Tillman’s brother the truth about the ex-NFL star’s death by friendly fire in Afghanistan.
Campus security has price
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B11
When I began college in the fall of 1969, the college made it very clear that it considered itself to be “in loco parentis,” the Latin phrase indicating that the college took its role as a “substitute parent” seriously.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B10
The Santa Fe Railway got permission to build a spur line across Lakeview Road to its industrial tract, but only with the provision that it help pay for an overpass later to eliminate the crossing hazard
Volleyball clinic teaches fundamentals
April 25, 2007
More than 50 girls gave up a beautiful morning to stay inside and sharpen their volleyball skills Saturday as beginning and experienced players alike filled the Holcom Park Recreation Center for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation volleyball clinic.
Local wrestler strives to be the best
April 25, 2007
Payton Covert may have a sweet disposition at home and in school, but when she’s on the wrestling mat, her temperament changes altogether.
Commissioners consider development fees
Leaders seek funding sources for new turnpike interchange
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B6
Leavenworth County commissioners are looking at ways to recoup $8 million they plan to spend on a Kansas Turnpike connector.
Horoscopes
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Wednesday, April 25
ECO2 Commission’s report outlines industrial park plan
Proposal heads to city, county commissioners
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B4
A long-term plan for identifying industrial, business and green-space sites in Douglas County has been finalized.
City to explore 31st St. extension
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A1
City commissioners are interested in developing plans to extend 31st Street from Haskell Avenue to O’Connell Road.
Lawrence vies for title as day-trip destination
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B1
For many it’s an opportunity to visit a part of Kansas that traces its roots to the Civil War. Others come for the music.
Study team plans canoe trip on 9-day Kansas River review
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Riverkeeper and a few volunteers will cast off on a nine-day canoe trip next month to chart the beauty and the problems of the 171-mile-long river.
Castro migrates to elder-statesman role
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A6
Fidel Castro’s health is improving and the 80-year-old leader increasingly is involved in Cuba’s foreign affairs, but he’s unlikely ever to take full command again, a senior U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday.
Police arrest suspect after highway chase
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B1
A police chase Tuesday led to the arrest of a Lawrence man wanted on warrants and questioning in the case of a stolen uni-loader.
SRS hearings to focus on child care, development
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B9
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services will conduct statewide public hearings on its Child Care and Development Fund plan May 5 and May 7.
Deadline looms in Union Station dispute
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B9
The city and Union Station officials face a Tuesday deadline to resolve a dispute that could threaten the station’s accreditation, but the two sides can’t even agree on a possible extension of that deadline.
Fire chief says more trucks needed
Leaders briefed on other infrastructure items during study session for 2008 budget
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence is in desperate need to buy at least $5 million worth of new fire engines in the next two years, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Chief Mark Bradford told city commissioners Tuesday.
Museum to offer tea for Mother’s Day
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B7
The Watkins Community Museum of History plans a Mother’s Day Tea on May 12 at its building at 1047 Mass.
KU licenses RFID technology again
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A8
Kansas University’s Information and Telecommunication Technology Center announced Tuesday that it had secured another licensing agreement for its patent-pending technology for radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags.
Hamas fighters fire from Gaza into Israel
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A6
Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired a barrage of rockets and mortars into Israel Tuesday, declaring an end to a five-month cease-fire.
Canadian House defeats 2009 troop pullout bill
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A6
Canada’s House of Commons on Tuesday defeated a bill to withdraw the country’s troops from Afghanistan in 2009.
Lawmakers vote for legal abortion
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A6
Mexico City lawmakers voted to legalize first-trimester abortions Tuesday, a decision likely to influence policies and health practices across Mexico and other parts of heavily Roman Catholic Latin America.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ experiments with international flair
April 25, 2007 in print edition on D3
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “A Taste of Travel.” Host Jayni Carey and her guests will prepare the following recipes: Greek Salad, Tyropitakia and Meatballs Patties with Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato.
Bomb threat suspect appears in court
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence man accused of making bomb threat calls last week in Douglas County made a brief court appearance Tuesday morning. Judge Stephen Six set Michael E. Parker’s next court date for a week later.
Farmers Market set for new location, day
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B1
Today is set to be a historic day for the Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market.
Cherokee County sets casino vote
Resort site proposal on June ballot
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B2
Cherokee County voters will decide in June whether to allow a state-owned casino and hotel complex to be built in the county.
Tapping into data on the best water filters
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A8
Countertop units are best for filtering large quantities of water without plumbing modification, Consumer Reports’ testing reveals.
Commodities
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A8
Veto praised
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: Kudos to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for her veto of CCR SB 55, a bill that would have exempted all health care providers from the full coverage of the Consumer Protection Act. The governor’s veto safeguards the interests of Kansas consumers of health care, which is basically everyone, right?
Raptors’ Mitchell nabs coach-of-the-year honor
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C5
Sam Mitchell remembers the advice he got from Bill Fitch when he was cut by the Houston Rockets in 1985.
Chamber announces first PIECE class
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A8
Twenty eighth-graders have been selected to form the initial class for the PIECE Project, a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce program designed to provide lifelong leadership development and community service skills for high school students. The program is sponsored by the chamber and Sunflower Bank.
Bosh, Parker pace Raptors in victory
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Toronto Raptors celebrated with Sam Mitchell, then went out and played like him.
A-Rod’s streak halted at 23
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C4
Alex Rodriguez’s 23-game hitting streak is over. The New York Yankees can’t say the same about a slide that’s dropped them into last place.
Bus accident victim thankful for support
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B5
A man who suffered serious brain injuries when his head struck an overpass while on the roof of a Kansas State football fan bus spoke publicly this week to thank his supporters.
Group offers daisy, card to special women
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B9
A Lawrence Habitat for Humanity fundraiser lets participants honor important women in their lives.
Rain washes out LHS, Free State events
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C3
Stormy conditions Tuesday night resulted in the postponement of Lawrence High’s home baseball and soccer games.
Report faults Marine command in Haditha slayings
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A4
High-ranking Marines, including a two-star general, failed to adequately scrutinize the killings of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, despite an obvious need for further investigation, according to an Army probe.
Cheney: Democrats using war for political gain
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A7
The already ferocious partisan battle over Iraq escalated Tuesday as Vice President Dick Cheney labeled Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid a defeatist who is using the war for political gain.
Independents Day
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: As we enter a new election season, we are faced with the same “choices” of voting for either a Republican or Democrat to represent us.
Seabury, Veritas battle on golf course
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Seabury Academy boys golf team took fourth, and Veritas Christian came in fifth Tuesday at the Veritas Invitational at Eagle Bend Golf Course.
Health care among top state issues
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B11
Kansas legislators have responsibilities that encompass education, safety, health care, child care, energy plans and options for economic opportunity. Current choices addressing these responsibilities follow.
Gun creates security concern during Sebelius visit
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B5
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius was momentarily taken to a safe room last week at a Missouri Democratic Party fundraiser after concerns were raised that a fundraising consultant had a gun, police and party officials said Tuesday.
Theater treasure
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: This is a fan letter to the fine community members who make up the cast of “On Golden Pond,” currently at Lawrence Community Theatre, 15th and New Hampshire streets.
Farm Service Agency revamps proposal to close Kansas offices
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B12
Facing mounting opposition, the Farm Service Agency has revamped its initial proposal to close offices across Kansas.
Budig: Baseball back on right track
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C1
It was the “worst of times” for Major League Baseball in 1994. The World Series had been canceled, and labor peace was not on the horizon. It was going to be a long and cold winter as fans, rightly disgusted, deserted the game in wholesale numbers.
Kansas 10th at Big 12 golf championships
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C6
The Kansas University men’s golf team finished 10th at the Big 12 Championships at Prairie Dunes Country Club. The Jayhawks fired a final-round 304 on Tuesday to finish with 917 strokes.
Self, Rush ready to chat about future
Draft analyst cites source who says KU sophomore has decided to enter his name in NBA Draft
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self plans on meeting with Brandon Rush this afternoon to discuss the player’s future.
Bulls charge to 2-game lead
Miami’s O’Neal points finger at himself this time
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C5
This time, Shaquille O’Neal had nothing but praise for the opponent and the officiating. The only finger he pointed was at himself.
The Dine-A-Mite
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: Kansas University’s Class of 1957 was in Lawrence the weekend of April 21, and one class member quoted in the Journal-World mentioned spending a lot of time during college at “The Dynamite Inn.”
Activities mark Free State’s 10 years
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B4
Free State High School continues celebrating its 10-year anniversary this week with a variety of activities.
On the record
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B2
Phoenix routs Lakers, 126-98
Suns moves to 2-0 as series moves to L.A.
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Phoenix Suns’ offense is racing at top speed, and that Game 2 jinx is history.
Griffey passes Jackson
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C4
Ken Griffey Jr. moved past Reggie Jackson into sole possession of 10th place on the career home runs list, and Alex Gonzalez tied his career highs with two homers and five RBIs in the Cincinnati Reds’ 10-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 25, 1907: “An itinerant picked up here for raiding local refrigerators and ice chests apparently has an areawide reputation for such behavior.
6 dead as storms strike
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A3
Six people were killed when severe storms spawned a tornado that struck a small community near the Mexican border Tuesday, officials said.
City commission briefs
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B3
¢ Funding approved for neighborhoods, agencies ¢ No-parking request for Tennessee St. denied
Key road trip looms for KU
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C6
Three games in Nebraska may shape Kansas University’s postseason softball destiny.
KU faculty recital features sacred solos
April 25, 2007 in print edition on D2
Forrest Pierce, Kansas University assistant professor of composition, will present a faculty recital titled “Sacred Solos” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
5 rescued after more than 2 days inside cave
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lost for two days in a seven-mile-long cave in West Virginia, five friends were bruised, shivering and had run out of food and water. Three prayed for help, then heard a faint voice.
Blaming victims
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: Once again, the police department is telling the “victims” how to avoid having their property stolen (“Parking lots a target for thieves,” Journal-World, April 22).
Wildfire flares up, spreads through swamp
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A3
A wildfire fueled by dense, dry trees and brush spread rapidly through a swamp Tuesday, and firefighters tried to contain it before it could spread to nearby homes.
Economy will be top issue in French race
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B10
The leading conservative candidate had warned French voters for weeks that the nation was undergoing a “national identity crisis” that sapped its political and economic vitality.
Cell phones lack reliable location tracking for 911 emergencies
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A3
A new report by a public safety group throws into question the ability of police and firefighters to locate people through their cell phones when they dial 911 in an emergency.
Planet has potential to be habitable
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A1
For the first time astronomers have discovered a planet outside our solar system that is potentially habitable, with Earth-like temperatures between 32 and 104 degrees, a find researchers described Tuesday as a big step in the search for “life in the universe.”
Dental clinic to help cover uninsured
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B3
As part of Cover the Uninsured Week, the Douglas County Dental Clinic will set up a table Sunday outside of Checkers Food at 2300 La.
Battle for Bible’ stresses power of language
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A2
“Secrets of the Dead” (7 p.m., PBS, check local listings) presents “Battle for the Bible,” recalling efforts to translate the Bible into English and the role of the good book in the spread of democracy in the English-speaking world.
Islam expert discusses key tenets of faith
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B4
Noted Islam authority, anthropologist, writer and filmmaker Akbar Ahmed is featured beginning tonight on a special “River City Weekly” encore.
KU women’s lacrosse 3rd at Central Plains tourney
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C6
Kansas University’s women’s lacrosse club wrapped up its season with a third-place finish over the weekend in the Central Plains Women’s Lacrosse League championship tournament.
Hunter’s gift draws baseball’s ire
Twins center fielder sent champagne to Royals’ Sweeney
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C2
Torii Hunter was so happy last fall when Kansas City’s season-ending win over Detroit gave Minnesota the division title he vowed to buy a bottle of champagne for each of the Royals.
NBA briefs
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C5
¢ Sonics fire coach Hill, remove Sund as GM ¢ James skips practice but promises to play ¢ Celtics severing ties with guard Telfair
Just let Bonds’ HR chase be finished
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C2
The sight of people in San Francisco bowing to Barry Bonds as he trotted slowly around the bases for the 740th time wasn’t any big deal. Giants fans have already made peace with the fact that they’ll celebrate their hero even if few others will.
TV academic contest features Free State team
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B6
Students from Free State High School will compete against students from Wichita’s Bishop Carroll High School as part of the semifinals of the Quest academic contest.
Big 12 honors Jayhawks
April 25, 2007 in print edition on C6
Kansas University tennis players Lauren Hommell and Stephanie Smith were named Academic All-Big 12 on Tuesday, the conference announced. Smith was named to the women’s first team, while Hommell made the second team.
People in the news
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Former Spice Girl gives baby ex-boyfriend’s name ¢ Aretha Franklin to help cast musical production
Al-Qaida-linked group claims ‘new methods’ in truck bombing
April 25, 2007 in print edition on A7
iraq Two dump trucks sped down the road, then took aim at an outpost defended by paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division.
Goalkeepers stand together, and alone
April 25, 2007
The glow of the spotlight is more intense for certain positions in sports. A pitcher steps onto an elevated dirt stage in baseball and a quarterback assumes the starring role on the gridiron. On the soccer pitch, however, it is the goalkeeper who is often on an island.
Missouri Senate approves gambling expansion
Lawmakers pass legislation to stay competitive with Kansas’ new casino measure
April 25, 2007 in print edition on B3
After prolonged debate, the Senate gave initial approval by a narrow margin Tuesday night to legislation that would repeal Missouri’s gambling loss limits, with supporters citing new casino competition from Kansas.
Hamburger: king of comedy
Cult performer extracts humor from being not very funny
April 25, 2007 in print edition on D1
Flanked by camera flashes and microphones wielded by the Hollywood media, Neil Hamburger found himself roving the red carpet usually reserved for the entertainment industry’s glitterati.