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6Sports video: Clock ticking on Rush’s NBA decision
April 26, 2007
Current Jayhawk Brandon Rush has until midnight on Sunday to decide whether or not to enter his name into the pool for this year’s NBA draft.
6News video: Spring Parade of Homes has environment-friendly feel
April 26, 2007
Lawrence area homebuilders are inviting hundreds of their neighbors over for a weekend visit during the Spring Parade of Homes. This year, many of the new housing designs focus on being more environment-friendly.
6News video: Eudora teens helping raise money to help Darfur Region
April 26, 2007
Many of today’s most influential people in our government take a stand as genocide in Sudan’s Darfur Region worsens - and several students in Eudora have decided they, too, can help the cause.
6News video: Habitat for Humanity house robbed of construction tools
April 26, 2007
Habitat for Humanity reports that nearly $1,400 in construction tools were stolen from a work-site in the 100 block of N. Comfort Ct.
6News video: Group makes annual stop in Lawrence to recycle old electronics
April 26, 2007
Today, ‘Kansas E Recycling’ took anything that runs on batteries or is computer-related in an annual Earth Day recycling event.
6News video: City officials could turn more aggressive towards fixing broken sidewalks
April 26, 2007
A new proposal could force more Lawrence homeowners to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars to fix their sidewalks.
6Sports video: Olathe North softball squad stomps LHS
April 26, 2007
The Lawrence High Lions softball team was shut-out by the Olathe North Eagles, losing 10-0.
6News video: Many women in military victims of sexual abuse
April 26, 2007
Shocking stories of sexual abuse of women in the military prompts Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to take action.
6Sports video: Brittney Graff named ‘Scholar Athlete of the Month’
April 26, 2007
Whether it’s in the Fall or in the Spring, competitors hate to go against Eudora High’s Brittney Graff who holds state championships in both cross country and track.
6News video: National cycling races return to Lawrence again this year
April 26, 2007
A collection of national cycling races return to Lawrence again this year. In advance of the collegiate cycling championships, a group from KU’s cycling team visited Sunflower Elementary school Thursday morning.
Homeowners may be responsible for sidewalk repairs
April 26, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a new proposal would force homeowners to repair sidewalks, and a look inside Delaware Commons.
Eastbound turnpike lanes to be bottlenecked
Officials say road will be reduced to one lane
April 26, 2007
The Kansas Turnpike roadway between milepost 189.5 and 184 Eastbound will be reduced to one lane of traffic between Lawrence and Topeka after late evening rush hour traffic on Thursday, April 26.
After link to Lecompton closed, store lost business
Douglas County official says redecking project on schedule
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A1
At 5 p.m. Friday, Michael Wooden will close his furniture store in Perry for the last time. The store has become a victim of the closing of the Kansas River bridge at Lecompton, he said.
Wet weather forces KU softball changes
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C3
One day. Two games. Two sites. Kansas University’s softball team will take on Nebraska this afternoon in Lincoln, Neb., then board a bus for the 50-mile trip to Omaha, Neb., and meet Creighton tonight.
People in the news
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Happiness is beauty ¢ Baldwin ready to quit acting ¢ Action speaks volumes
The View’ will soon be less Rosie
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
Her tenure short but hardly sweet, Rosie O’Donnell said Wednesday she will leave “The View” in June after less than a year of feuds, headlines and higher ratings for ABC.
Lawrence Datebook
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
April 26, 2007
Pump patrol
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
U.S. excludes victims of bombs from tolls
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A11
U.S. officials who say there has been a dramatic drop in sectarian violence in Iraq since President Bush began sending more American troops into Baghdad aren’t counting one of the main killers of Iraqi civilians.
U.N. report critical of Iraq’s casualty reporting
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A11
U.N. officials accused Iraq on Wednesday of withholding civilian death figures to try to deflect attention from escalating violence and a worsening humanitarian crisis despite the U.S.-led Baghdad security crackdown.
Shrek’s campaign promoting fitness called ill-conceived
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
A children’s advocacy group wants the Department of Health and Human Services to oust Shrek, the animated ogre, from his role as spokesman for an anti-obesity drive.
New details emerge on Va. Tech shooting
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A9
The bloodbath lasted nine minutes - enough time for Seung-Hui Cho to fire 170 rounds from his two pistols, or about one shot every three seconds.
Subprime lending a world of its own
What to look for and avoid in mortgages
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A12
There is a language of money, complete with its own vocabulary. It’s in your interest to know as much of the terminology as you can, so don’t be too embarrassed to ask what something means.
Legislature fails to agree on maintenance
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A1
The idea of slot machine revenues for crumbling college classrooms went bust Wednesday as lawmakers started their wrap-up session.
Woods still has plenty of courses to see
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C8
Given the stature of Oakmont as the foremost championship course in America, and the status of Tiger Woods as the best player in golf, it seems odd that it took 10 years for these two to get together.
Fetal homicide bill goes to governor
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B8
Prosecutors could charge someone with murder, manslaughter or battery for intentionally harming a fetus under a bill that won House approval Wednesday and went to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Aiming for the record books
Gordon may get chance to pass Earnhardt on all-time victory list
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C10
Some race fans sometimes have a little trouble drawing the line between what happens on the track and what happens off it, but Jeff Gordon says that never was a problem between himself and the late Dale Earnhardt.
Prospects’ marijuana use unlikely to hurt status
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C9
News that three top prospects - DE Gaines Adams, WR Calvin Johnson and DT Amobi Okoye - told teams at the NFL Scouting Combine that they have tried marijuana at least once in their young lives will have no effect on their draft status.
Wells meeting Padres’ health challenge
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C5
Kevin Towers was hanging by the batting cage before a spring training game when David Wells sidled up. “Shoot, dude,” Wells told his general manager, “I just got diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.”
Democrats ready to face off
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B7
The first joint televised appearance by the eight Democratic presidential candidates tonight is likely to help define both the party’s overall approach toward an eminently winnable election and the differences among them.
KU’s ‘eclectic’ mix of dance will include flamenco
April 26, 2007 in print edition on D2
Eclectic is the word that’s been used most often to describe the mix of dances that will debut Friday at the Kansas University Dance Company’s spring concert.
Reid an embarrassment to Democrats
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
Here’s a Washington political riddle where you fill in the blanks: “As Alberto Gonzales is to the Republicans, Blank Blank is to the Democrats - a continuing embarrassment thanks to his amateurish performance.”
Gangsters of love
Guys and Dolls’ celebrates legacy of bootleggers and gambling in song
April 26, 2007 in print edition on D1
Lawrence Henderson isn’t worried about young people losing interest in the bootlegging and illegal gambling of the 1930s. And that, in part, is what keeps interest alive in “Guys and Dolls,” which Henderson stars in starting Friday at University Theatre.
Our town sports
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C11
10 dead, hundreds homeless after tornado
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
All residents were accounted for Wednesday after crews scoured the mangled remains of houses and trailer homes in the wake of tornadoes that killed at least 10 people in this border community and its Mexican neighbor. The storm killed two other people in Louisiana and Arkansas.
Personality picks
Character issues under extra scrutiny
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C9
The NFL had no questions about Lawrence Phillips on the football field back in 1996. Phillips was all that the NFL covets in a running back - powerful (5-11, 230 pounds), explosive (4.49-second speed in the 40-yard dash) and productive. In his first season as a starter at Nebraska in 1994, he reeled off 11 consecutive 100-yard rushing games.
KU alumni named as recipients of Distinguished Service Citation
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University and the KU Alumni Association have named the recipients of the Distinguished Service Citation, the highest award bestowed by them.
Pacers put end to Carlisle era
Bird says talented but troubled O’Neal, Tinsley could be on block
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C6
Now that Rick Carlisle is out as the coach of the Indiana Pacers, the team needs to figure out what is next.
House passes bill ordering troops withdrawals to begin this fall
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A11
A sharply divided House brushed aside a veto threat Wednesday and passed legislation that would order President Bush to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq by Oct. 1.
Health initiatives close to passage
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B8
New programs for helping poor Kansans buy health insurance and encouraging small businesses to cover their workers won final legislative approval Wednesday.
Residents fight to save housing projects
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
To many, the B.W. Cooper projects are 56 terrifying acres of government-issue housing marked by bloodshed, drugs and blight. To Barbara Williams, they’re home.
Gun database omits many mental health records
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A9
Since 1968, federal law has prohibited the sale of guns to anyone adjudged mentally ill. But more than half the states cannot - or will not - supply the necessary mental health records to the FBI database that is used to conduct background checks on would-be gun buyers.
Expert to tout business ethics
Peter Eigen to discuss transparency during Friday lecture
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A12
An international authority on ethics who has worked to reduce corruption in business, governance and development will offer insights about his work during a lecture Friday at Kansas University.
Ruling cracks abortion wall
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B7
Last week, there were two stories about carnage - the tragedy at Virginia Tech and the Supreme Court’s decision on partial-birth abortion.
Horoscopes
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Thursday, April 26
Photos at center of appeal
Supreme Court considers claim that pornographic images were irrelevant
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
Pornographic photographs found on the computer of Martin Miller, a Lawrence man who was convicted of killing his wife, were at the center of Miller’s appeal Wednesday before the Kansas Supreme Court.
Lye contaminates city water supply
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
Nearly 100 residents were taken to hospitals Wednesday with burns or rashes after the town’s water supply was accidentally treated with too much corrosive lye, officials said. No serious injuries were reported.
U.S. Army officials to attend bill signing
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
Army officials will be on hand Friday for a ceremonial bill signing of a measure sponsored by state Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, which would help military installations tap into energy conservation programs.
Kansas-Missouri baseball rained out in K.C.
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C3
Because of rainy conditions, Wednesday’s baseball game at Kauffman Stadium, featuring Kansas University and Missouri University was canceled.
Court throws out coup leaders’ amnesties
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
A federal court threw out amnesties Wednesday for two leaders of Argentina’s military dictatorship, saying they must serve their life terms in prison for crimes against humanity.
House panels vote subpoenas for Rice, other officials
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lawmakers approved new subpoenas Wednesday for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other Bush administration officials, part of an expanding legal battle between the Democratically controlled Congress and the administration over topics such as the firings of eight U.S. attorneys and flawed justifications for the war in Iraq.
Convicted sex offender returned to county
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
A convicted sex offender who fled the area before his sentencing is back in Douglas County Jail.
Before combines and Wonderlics …
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C9
The 1968 NFL draft began on Jan. 30, 16 days after Super Bowl II. There was no scouting combine. No pro day workouts. No dot.com mock draft du jour for 12 stinking weeks!
Grizzlies pursuing Brown
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C6
Larry Brown may be back on the bench next season. The Memphis Grizzlies have received permission to interview Brown, the 76ers’ vice president of basketball operations, for their vacant head-coaching position.
DNA not always ticket out of prison
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
The notion that DNA evidence can convict the guilty and exonerate the innocent is well established in our “CSI”-savvy times. But the documentary “The Trials of Darryl Hunt” (7 p.m., HBO) shows that not even high-tech science can compete with a broken justice system.
Red Sox new hot team in Japan
Time difference means extra effort needed to follow Dice-K’s progress
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C5
Jake Levin used to be the only Boston Red Sox fan on his baseball team, which isn’t so surprising, given that his team is the Tokyo Kitasuna and plays in a youth league about half a planet away from Boston.
McCain officially kicks off presidential campaign
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
Arizona Sen. John McCain hit the reset button Wednesday, coming to the state that made him a national phenomenon seven years ago to “officially” launch his 2008 bid for the Republican presidential nomination and to try to revive his sagging momentum.
Text messaging needs moderation
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C2
Somebody stop the NCAA board of directors before they hurt somebody over text messaging regulations. Wait a second. That’s too harsh. Somebody stop coaches before they hurt themselves over text message excesses. Wait. That’s harsh, too.
U.S. aids rescue after fishing boat sinks
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter and helicopter plucked more than a dozen fishermen from the Atlantic after their boat capsized, but at least 15 others were missing Wednesday.
Cubs’ Prior to miss all of 2007 season
Shoulder surgery not expected to end pitcher’s career
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C5
Mark Prior is out for the rest of the season, just like last year. After injuries limited him to nine starts in 2006 and cut short his season in early August, the Chicago Cubs pitcher will miss the entire 2007 season after surgery on his right shoulder.
Peavy fans nine in a row
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C4
Jake Peavy was nearly unhittable Wednesday night. And for three innings, he was untouchable.
Six ousted lawmakers flee to Colombia
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
Six ousted opposition lawmakers fled to Colombia after an Ecuadorean prosecutor requested that they and their colleagues be arrested for sedition.
Hog farm quarantined for contaminated feed
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
A farm in western North Carolina has been quarantined after a chemical blamed for more than a dozen pet deaths was found in its hogs, state officials said Wednesday. None of the hogs has entered the food supply.
On the record
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
Kansans with disabilities rally for more funding
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
Hundreds of Kansans with disabilities and their advocates Wednesday rallied at the Statehouse to ask lawmakers to provide adequate funding for social services.
Rush announcement expected Friday
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who has a bunch of friends and associates in the NBA, gathered a stack of information on sophomore standout Brandon Rush the past couple of weeks.
Prosecutor says Kline fired her in retaliation
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
A fired Johnson County domestic violence chief says she will fight for her job, which she feels she lost because she complained about the treatment of women in the prosecutor’s office.
Investigation of Olmert recommended
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
Israel’s chief government watchdog recommended a criminal investigation Wednesday into a business deal conducted by Ehud Olmert before he became prime minister, further weakening the embattled leader.
Gas could reach $4 a gallon soon
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A1
The last time gasoline prices approached $3 a gallon nationwide, hurricanes had ripped apart the Gulf Coast oil infrastructure and world oil supplies were stressed.
Grad students ask provost to give back voting privileges
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B3
A group of eight Kansas University graduate-student organizations on Wednesday sent a letter to KU Provost Richard Lariviere asking him to reinstate their voting privileges for new faculty hires.
Body found in home burned during manhunt
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
Authorities recovered a body Wednesday night from the shell of a house in Arkville that burst into flames just as police were storming in during a hunt for a man suspected of shooting three state troopers, one fatally.
Kansas to regulate LipoDissolve
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B8
Kansas has become the first state to regulate - at least temporarily - the drugs used in a fat reduction procedure called LipoDissolve.
KU reorganizes graduate school
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University shook up its organizational chart on Wednesday in the areas of research, graduate studies and international programs.
Chiefs send returner Hall to Rams
Kansas City receives St. Louis’ fifth-round draft pick
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C2
The St. Louis Rams’ long search for a return man ended Wednesday when the team acquired Dante Hall from Kansas City in exchange for a fifth-round pick in this weekend’s draft.
Westar Energy CEO announces retirement
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
Jim Haines, a rural Lawrence resident who helped lead Westar Energy Inc. out of debt, is retiring in June as the utility’s chief executive officer, the company announced Wednesday.
Princeton Review names KU a ‘best buy’
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
A nationwide publication has named KU one of the “best buys” for a college education.
Man attempts to rob bank, kills self
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B3
A 64-year-old man who shot himself Wednesday after demanding money at a bank, then leaving before getting any, likely acted alone, the FBI said.
Free State softball, golf washed Wednesday
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C3
Wednesday’s scheduled softball game between Free State and three-time defending Class 6A state champion Olathe East was rained out. Again.
Max Falkenstien to give book-signing
April 26, 2007 in print edition on D2
Max Falkenstien, Kansas University sports broadcasting legend and author of a new book, “A Good Place to Stop: 60 Seasons with Max and the Jayhawks,” will make two appearances at the KU Bookstores.
Farmer responds
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I am writing in response to the front page article in Sunday’s paper regarding “10 ways to save the earth.” Nine of the suggestions make sense. However, I take issue with No. 8, suggesting to eat less meat.
Tax burden
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: My hat goes off to Barbara Paris for the true problems that this city has. We do not need a new library, skating rink or more parks; enough is enough! Why can’t the city do with what we have instead of always wanting everything that we can do without.
Mavs finally solve Warriors, 112-99
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C7
The Dallas Mavericks finally discovered that beating the Golden State Warriors isn’t as hard as they had made it look. And it’s even easier when Baron Davis and Stephen Jackson lose their cool.
K.C. bullpen comes through
Four Royals relievers shut out Twins, protect narrow lead
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
The Kansas City Royals’ shaky bullpen needed a game like this. The unit, which came into the game with a 1-7 record and a 6.23 earned-run average came through with three innings of one-hit, scoreless relief, and the Royals held on for a 4-3 victory over the Twins on Wednesday night.
It’s time for Tony Stewart to do his job
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C10
Tony Stewart lost the Subway 500 Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway. Stewart finished second to Jeff Gordon, so he didn’t win. He has not yet won this year. He’s been wrecked. He’s had fuel pumps go bad. He’s caught bad breaks with caution flags. This is racing’s cruel reality.
Kind encounter
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: On April 14, my friend from Wichita and I were at Wheatfields waiting in line to pay for our breakfast. I have been blind since birth, but my friend’s blindness occurred just five months ago.
Iditarod musher, lead dog impress Quail Run students
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
Last month Clint Warnke and his dog, Cheddar, were on an adventure at the top of the world: the 2007 Iditarod dog sled race.
Library impact
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Before our recent election, I was interested to hear the lively discussions about economic development in Lawrence.
New plants break rules, gardener hearts
April 26, 2007 in print edition on D1
One of the best aspects of being a gardener is that our appetites for new and unusual plants are never satiated. Partly it is our own fault as we are always striving for that garden in our mind’s eye, but we can also blame the botanists and horticulture gurus out there who are continually splicing, mixing and producing the next great garden plant.
Seabury’s first and only athletic director to leave
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C3
Seabury Academy athletic director Brian Clyne accepted a job as dean of students and faculty at Park Maitland School near Orlando, Fla.
Gun control tightened after gangster attacks
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
Japan adopted stricter gun control guidelines Wednesday following a spate of gangster shootings that rattled a nation renowned for its crime-free streets, a government official said.
State bioscience effort calls on ‘Big Thinkers’
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A12
A Kansas University professor is among seven “Big Thinkers” designated Wednesday by KansasBio, forming a team of industry and policy leaders to help boost the state’s profile during the world’s largest bioscience convention.
Commodities
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A12
Woodson to get fourth year as coach of Hawks
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C6
Atlanta Hawks president Bernie Mullin said Mike Woodson will return for his fourth season as coach despite another dismal season that ended with the team missing the missing the playoffs for the eighth straight year.
Schilling sharp in Boston victory
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C4
Curt Schilling pitched seven innings of five-hit ball, David Ortiz drove in the tiebreaking run with a bloop single in the seventh, and the Boston Red Sox exploited Baltimore’s revamped bullpen in a 6-1 victory Wednesday night.
Gooden ‘rains’ on Washington
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C7
Once he dropped in his sixth straight jumper, Drew Gooden spun around and looked over at Cleveland’s bench. Then, he placed his hands in front of his face and wiggled his fingers.
Dow Jones average breaks 13,000 amid upbeat earnings reports
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A7
It looks like cause for celebration: The Dow Jones industrial average surged from 12,000 to 13,000 in just six months. But appearances can be deceiving, and there may be more reason to worry than rejoice about Wall Street’s latest accomplishment.
Fed chairman urges youths to learn about financial responsibility
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A6
It might be a hard sell to kids daydreaming about prom, summer vacation or hanging with friends, but Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke tried anyway: Take time to learn how to handle money.
Machinist arrested in pipe bomb case
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A4
Authorities arrested an Iowa machinist Wednesday who they say sent pipe bombs to two investment firms in an effort to drive up stock prices in two small companies he had invested in. Authorities said the bombs, which would have been live had a single wire been connected, came with threatening letters signed “The Bishop.”
FCC sets framework for regulating TV violence in report to Congress
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday a correlation exists between bloodshed on television and violence in real life and that the government should take action on such programming.
Plan outlined to cut greenhouse emissions
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
Canada’s Conservative government said Wednesday it will cut greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by 2020 and ban inefficient incandescent lightbulbs by 2012 as part of a national environmental initiative.
Race is on
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
In the competitive gambling game, it’s tempting for states to compromise their principles to ensure their financial gain.
Library friends
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: While living in Eudora from 1970 to 1976, my late wife, Jo, our children and I were involved with the Eudora 4-H Club that voted to help the Eudora Library improve the building fund. I would like to quote a section of the letter that Jo sent to the editor.
High court considers city’s ban on smoking
Decision on bar owner’s constitutional challenge could come in June
April 26, 2007 in print edition on A1
You can still smoke outdoors in the city of Lawrence. That fact, a city attorney told the Kansas Supreme Court on Wednesday, is a major reason the city’s nearly three-year-old smoking ban doesn’t violate the Kansas Constitution.
KU alumni announce theater presentation
April 26, 2007 in print edition on D2
Kansas University theater department graduates Samara Naeymi and Theresa Buchheister plan a gathering Saturday to promote their New York-based theater company, Point Productions.
Party support
April 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: On behalf of the 2007 Baldwin High School After Prom Committee, we would like to say thank you to all of the businesses that donated merchandise, food and money to help make “After Prom” a fun evening for our students.
Aggressive Spurs even series, 1-all
Nuggets’ rally falls short in 97-88 setback
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C7
Manu Ginobili knew Game 2 would have to be different after the San Antonio Spurs’ top three scorers delivered less-than-stellar performances in the opening-game loss to the Denver Nuggets.
The venerable Venable
Former coach has carved niche in Baldwin City lore
April 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
A gifted story-teller who used the extremes of baseball and war as vehicles to write about the human condition was just the subject of a story none of his loyal customers ever wanted to read.