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6News video: KU libraries rely on century-old art to maintain book integrity
April 29, 2007
Hidden in a basement on the KU campus there’s a lab where workers use heavy chemicals and heavy equipment to practice an art that’s been around for centuries: keeping books in great condition.
6News video: Volunteers pitch in to help maintain beauty of Clinton Lake
April 29, 2007
The 24th Annual Clinton Lake Clean-up was held on Saturday, and about 45 volunteers showed up to help beautify the area.
6News video: Four people dead after shooting rampage in Kansas City
April 29, 2007
Sunday afternoon, police say at least three people died after a man fired shots at the Ward Parkway Mall. The gunman was also killed during the incident.
6News video: Residents say North Lawrence Entrance is in need of a face-lift
April 29, 2007
North Second and Third streets is one of six major gateways into Lawrence and one that many local residents say desperately needs a face-lift.
6Sports video: Cornish headed back to Canada to play in CFL
April 29, 2007
After not being selected in this year’s NFL Draft, former KU standout Jon Cornish will join the CFL team the Calgary Stampeders.
6News video: Area dogs get washed for a good cause
April 29, 2007
The ‘Women’s Transitional Care Services’ and the Lawrence Humane Society teamed up for a dog wash for a fundraising event.
6News video: Young and old return to ‘Little Red Schoolhouse’ to celebrate 50 years of service
April 29, 2007
Thousands of kids have passed through its doors over the years and on Saturday the young and old returned to the Lawrence Community Nursery School to celebrate 50 years in the ‘Little Red Schoolhouse.’
6News video: ‘Fourth Annual Life Support Rally and Festival’ was held on Saturday
April 29, 2007
Area residents put on their walking shoes, grabbed their bicycles, and built catapults to help keep life-saving services in Lawrence.
6News video: Boardwalk Fire Re-trial begins Monday
April 29, 2007
The re-trial begins tomorrow for a Lawrence man accused of setting a deadly apartment fire in October of 2005.
6News video: Pedestrian hit by car early Sunday morning
April 29, 2007
Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, a young man was struck by a car on the 1000 block of Tennessee Street. The injured man did not suffer life-threatening injuries in the accident.
6Sports video: Sooners top KU softball squad on Senior Day
April 29, 2007
The Oklahoma Sooners softball team squashed the KU team on Senior Day, winning 13-4.
3 dead in shooting at Kansas City shopping mall
06:16 p.m., April 29, 2007 Updated 10:03 p.m.
A man driving a dead woman’s car shot a police officer, then opened fire in a parking lot and a mall Sunday, authorities said. By the end of the day, four people, including the gunman, were dead. Police shot the gunman to death outside a Target store inside Ward Parkway Center in south Kansas City, police spokesman Tony Sanders said.
Cornish to play for CFL’s Calgary Stampeders
05:15 p.m., April 29, 2007 Updated 06:09 p.m.
Jon Cornish, who last season set the Kansas University single season rushing record, was not selected on Sunday, when the fourth through seventh rounds of the 2007 NFL Draft were conducted in New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
Working to improve gateway
Despite progress, residents say more needed to make N. Lawrence entrance welcoming
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A1
Stand at the “Welcome to Lawrence” sign in the north entrance of town and turn 360 degrees. The view: a gasoline station, a fenced-in lot scattered with debris, a used car lot, an aging motel, a Sonic restaurant, another used car lot, an almost vacant office building and a strip club. Trees about to bloom line the street, blocking some of the debris and empty windows from those passing by on North Second Street. Closer to downtown, the vacancies start to disappear.
Pedestrian hit by car identified
02:12 a.m., April 29, 2007 Updated 12:30 a.m. in print edition on B1
A 21-year-old man was flown to an area hospital after being struck by a car early Sunday morning but the injuries he suffered were not life-threatening, according to Sgt. David Hubbel of the Lawrence Police Department.
Deferred maintenance plan clears House
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A4
The Kansas House on Saturday approved a $313 million, five-year plan to pay for repairs at universities. “It doesn’t break the budget, but it does begin to address the problem,” said state Rep. Lee Tafanelli, R-Ozawkie, who helped craft the bipartisan proposal.
Upstream sediment filling in reservoir
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
Stream bank erosion is causing concern about sediment buildup in parts of Perry Lake, a new study shows. The reservoir is collecting sediment twice as fast as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicted when the dam was built and the lake opened in 1969.
Exotic collections draw scholars worldwide
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B4
If you’re looking for a Marvel Comics edition of “The Pilgrim’s Progress” or an original copy of The Black Panther newspaper, Kansas University’s library system is your place.
New regulation ensures farm buildings used for agriculture
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
A farm building is a farm building - and it shouldn’t be used for anything else, Douglas County commissioners say. That’s why last month they approved a regulation requiring anyone constructing a new outbuilding in a rural area for agricultural purposes to complete a form available at the Douglas County Zoning and Codes office, 2108 W. 27th St.
Students camp out to simulate homeless experience
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
De’ja McGee likely will wake up this morning with a few aches and pains after spending the night sleeping on a cardboard box in a parking lot. But she also will wake up with a better understanding of what homeless people go through on a daily basis.
Kansas hospitals could lose funds if Bush vetoes bill as promised
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A1
Tucked away at the bottom of Congress’s Iraq war supplemental spending bill is an amendment that has the potential to prevent Kansas hospitals from losing between $17 million and $30 million in federal funding. While hospital administrators are appreciative of the amendment, they’re doubtful the provision will become law - President Bush has vowed to veto the entire bill because it contains a timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq.
Clinton Lake cleanup help dwindles
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
A yearly cleanup at Clinton Lake State Park is losing momentum, the organizer said Saturday. “Less and less and less” are participating each year, said Kipp Walters, park ranger. “It’s a really nice day, so I expected more people to show up.”
KU offered pleasant surprise during ‘95 football campaign
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C1
Max Falkenstien, the legendary Kansas University basketball and football announcer, has written a new book, “A Good Place to Stop, 60 Seasons with Max and the Jayhawks.” Today the Journal-World is running another excerpt from the book, published by Power House.
Double dose delights Darnell
ARCA laps help pave way to Craftsman Trucks triumph
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C1
Erik Darnell spent a lot of time viewing the rears of vehicles this weekend at Kansas Speedway, having raced in the ARCA RE/MAX series race Friday before competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race Saturday.
Everybody needs to step up’
Aldrich knows Jayhawks must account for loss of Wright and Rush next season
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C12
Cole Aldrich realizes he’s more important to Kansas University’s basketball team today, than, say, three weeks ago. “I think so,” Aldrich, KU’s 6-foot-11, 250-pound incoming freshman from Bloomington, Minn., said Saturday, asked if he’d have to arrive at KU as an impact player rather than a role player in the wake of decisions by Brandon Rush and Julian Wright to enter the NBA Draft.
Deferred maintenance, other proposals clear House
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Kansas House on Saturday broke an impasse over paying for repairs to universities as it worked toward the final major issues of the 2007 legislative session.
KU libraries connect users to information in new, digital ways
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B4
Kansas University’s library system is like many others nationwide: it’s short on space and trying to find new ways to connect people with information.
LSU’s Bowe catches K.C.’s fancy
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C1
Big and tough is how the Kansas City Chiefs describe Dwayne Bowe, the wide receiver from LSU they took Saturday in the first round of the NFL draft.
Libraries work to boost image
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
Shhh! Wait, never mind. Tell everyone: the Kansas University library system is working to boost its profile statewide and around the country.
Anti-bullying bill awaits governor’s signature
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A4
A bill requiring that schools institute anti-bullying programs has been finalized by the Legislature and awaits Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ signature before it can take effect.
Humphreys hunkers down
KU ace silences Big 12’s hottest hitting team
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C8
As she took the mound in the seventh inning, Kassie Humphreys stared down the heart of the lineup for Oklahoma, which entered Saturday’s game ranked first in the Big 12 Conference in team batting.
Internal dialogue leaking into daily life
April 29, 2007 in print edition on D1
It’s official. I’ve become one of those flaky women who roam the earth talking to themselves. This comes as no huge surprise to me. I’ve been carrying on audible, albeit private, conversations with yours truly for years.
Walk raises funds for arthritis
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B8
Kate Piper looks like any other 6-year-old, but she has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, a disease causing joint swelling and stiffness in children younger than 16.
Flipped out over flops
Flip-flop fans say comfortable, versatile sandals aren’t just for the beach anymore
April 29, 2007 in print edition on D1
Every year, spring brings the same things: green grass, dew-glazed windshields and the unmistakable sound of rubber slapping against heels. Not just footwear for the beach anymore, flip-flops have become standard elements of the shoe rack.
KU concert honors Baroque German composer
April 29, 2007 in print edition on D2
Marie Rubis Bauer jokes that when many people hear the name Dieterich Buxtehude, their response is, “Buxte-WHO-de?”
Zambrano dominates Cards again
Right-hander shakes funk as Cubs top heated rival for second straight day
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C4
All Carlos Zambrano needed to end a bad month was a start against St. Louis. He entered Saturday’s game with a 1-2 record and a 6.91 ERA, but continued his mastery of St. Louis, pitching seven innings of one-run ball to help the Chicago Cubs win, 8-1.
Kanaan breaks 29-race pole drought
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C9
IRL IndyCar Series driver Tony Kanaan has always had success at Kansas Speedway, finishing in the top five in the five races at Kansas, and Saturday qualifying for today’s Kansas Lottery Indy 300 was no different.
People in the news
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Talk show host Conan O’Brien sizes up ‘Tonight Show’ set ¢ Singer Keith says donations may have surpassed $400K ¢ Car-theft charges against Daniel Baldwin are dismissed ¢ Bill Clinton: Grads should examine role in changing world
Official: Thwarted militant plot mirrored Sept. 11
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A10
Al-Qaida-linked plotters hoped to reproduce the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, planning to send suicide pilots to military bases and attack the oil refineries that drive the economy of Osama bin Laden’s homeland, the government said Saturday.
AT&T executive announces surprise retirement
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A12
Edward Whitacre Jr., who led AT&T Inc.’s expansion into the largest telecommunications company in the nation, announced unexpectedly Friday that he will retire as chairman and chief executive officer in June.
Budget may keep armored vehicles from saving lives
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A9
The armored carrier has a grim black slash across its side, burn marks on the door and a web of cracks along the window.
Explosion near Shiite shrine kills at least 58 in holy city
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A9
A car bomb exploded Saturday in the Shiite holy city of Karbala as the streets were packed with people heading for evening prayers, killing at least 58 and wounding scores near some of the country’s most sacred shrines.
Sidewalk strategy
City officials should do what they can to help private property owners stuck with the cost of maintaining public sidewalks.
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B6
Why are public sidewalks a private responsibility? A number of Lawrence residents are asking that question as city staff members consider stepping up enforcement of ordinances that require property owners to maintain and, if needed, replace deteriorating sidewalks adjacent to their property.
Common man’ doesn’t pay $400 for haircut
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B7
I get my hair cut at this place called Tight-N-Up. It has pretty much all the basic barbershop amenities. You’ve got your TV, you’ve got your back issues of Sports Illustrated and Jet, you’ve got your spirited debates about sports, politics and music. Best of all, you’ve got a price tag on the sunny side of reality: Give the barber a $20 and you’ll get change.
Halberstam one of ‘best and brightest’
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B6
David Halberstam once was fired by the smallest daily newspaper in Mississippi - not only fired, but told to leave right away so that he, at age 21, might not contaminate his successor.
Arts endowment awards grant to KU program
April 29, 2007 in print edition on D8
An arts program created by a Kansas University design department lecturer was recently acknowledged for the third consecutive year by the National Endowment for the Arts as a recipient of the Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth grant.
Best-Sellers
April 29, 2007 in print edition on D3
New bridal gowns feature metallic trims, defined waists
April 29, 2007 in print edition on D4
The dresses are still white, feminine and romantic. But the details in the latest collections of bridal gowns look new.
KU Youth Chorus to perform this week
April 29, 2007 in print edition on D2
A group of fourth- and eighth-graders who comprise the Kansas University Youth Chorus will perform May 10 for the public.
Fittell second at invite
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C12
Free State High’s Carol Fittell finished with a school-record 402.90 points Saturday, good for second place at the Shawnee Mission South Diving Invitational.
Firebirds slay dragon
Free State softball team sweeps pair from SMNW
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C12
Entering Saturday afternoon’s home doubleheader, Free State High’s softball team never had defeated Shawnee Mission Northwest. Despite that skid, this year’s edition brimmed with confidence.
Big stock profit could result in brutal tax hit
April 29, 2007 in print edition on E1
When the Dow finally wiped out its late-winter losses to set a new record, it was good news - no doubt about it.
Igawa saves day for Yankees
Demoted to bullpen, Japanese rookie stifles Boston
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C4
Kei Igawa came out of the bullpen and saved the slumping Yankees when they desperately needed him.
Yeltsin led historic change in Soviet Union
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B7
Boris Yeltsin stopped to touch the Liberty Bell after addressing the World Affairs Council in Philadelphia in 1989. The U.S. trip left an impression on the leader who presided over the Soviet breakup.
Vonnegut’s hometown honors late author
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
A hometown celebration of Kurt Vonnegut’s life and literary prowess was highlighted Friday night with the last thing the author wrote - a speech he had planned to deliver himself at Butler University.
Swanson slams door on school record
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C12
E.J. Swanson was surprised. The Free State High junior pitcher-outfielder had no idea he had broken the school single-season saves record.
Gordon’s early run good enough for Talladega pole
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C9
Jeff Gordon keeps surprising himself. Gordon, the first driver to make a qualifying attempt Saturday for the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, posted a lap of 192.069 mph and then watched 51 other drivers fail to knock him off the pole.
Road west of Clinton Lake reopens to traffic
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B5
A construction project on Douglas County Route 458 west of Clinton Lake has reopened to traffic, the Douglas County Public Works Department announced.
Bombing injures interior minister, kills 22
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A10
A suicide bomber trying to assassinate Pakistan’s interior minister detonated his explosives in a crowd surrounding the official Saturday, killing 22 people and wounding 35.
Working with cancer
Changes allow patients to return to jobs sooner
April 29, 2007 in print edition on E1
Three weeks after a five-hour operation to remove cancer in her colon, Linda Scotto was back at work as a sales representative for a snack food company.
Skin care industry begins targeting men
April 29, 2007 in print edition on D8
Soccer fans might have been excited when it was announced that David Beckham would be coming to the United States to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy. But nobody was cheering louder than the executives in the fashion and beauty industries.
Danger zone
Book for Boys’ project revives childhood arts of tree forts, go-carts and rabbit skinning
April 29, 2007
Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. In these frenzied, media-saturated times, the lure of a simpler past is more powerful than ever.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B7
Agreement was reached on a proposed property tax shift, one of the major items delaying the shutdown of the 1982 Kansas Legislature.
Horoscopes
April 29, 2007 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, April 29, 2007:
Memoir reveals author was product of affair
April 29, 2007 in print edition on D3
It’s a unique premise for a memoir. Novelist A.M. Homes was the product of an affair.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 29, 1907: “The university summer school, getting more popular every year, will begin shortly after commencement exercises, and there is a long list of outstanding lecturers and teachers.
Quirky vending machines great showpieces for home
April 29, 2007 in print edition on D5
Vending machines have been used to sell merchandise since the days of the ancient Greeks, when holy water was dispensed for a coin. But the metal mechanical machines seen today were introduced in the United States in 1888, when the Thomas Adams Gum Co. put vending machines on New York City subway platforms to sell Tutti-Fruiti gum.
Bankruptcies
April 29, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Spot fires ignite across highway from wildfire
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
A few spot fires ignited Saturday afternoon across a highway from a massive wildfire and firefighters struggled to put them out before they could spread in the miles of tinder-dry forest beyond.
Reaching out
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The April 24 Journal-World editorial discusses a conundrum frequently faced by mental health professionals, families and law enforcement: loss of an individual’s civil rights for something that might happen. The tragedy at Virginia Tech forces our attention on this problem.
Winter big-game seasons set
Muzzleloaders to open deer season Sept. 15
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C10
State big-game hunters can now make plans for the fall and winter seasons.
Shred Day set for Saturday
April 29, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County Bank and Jayhawk File Express will conduct their third-annual Shred Day, set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the bank’s main location, Ninth and Kentucky streets.
Former U.S. Sen. Braun mugged, breaks wrist
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun suffered a broken wrist when a mugger tried to steal her purse, authorities said Saturday.
Consultant to serve as journal editor
April 29, 2007 in print edition on E1
Ken Mackenzie, president of EMAC Assessments LLC, has been appointed associate editor of the International Journal of Organizational Analysis.
Prehistoric fish fascinate Texas bow-hunting duo
Despite close calls with monstrous alligator gar, pair sets sights on world-record catch at Trinity River
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C10
Fueled and muddied by the runoff from recent rains, the Trinity River surged like a tidal wave of chocolate milk as it flushed fallen trees downstream. Sam Lovell tied off the airboat bow to a green tree that waved violently as it fought to maintain its tenuous toehold in the powerful current.
Donald keeps lead in Nelson golf
Verplank one shot back; Mickelson, Singh trail by five
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C2
Luke Donald barely held onto the lead at the Byron Nelson Championship. After a bogey at No. 17, Donald made a par-saving putt on the closing hole Saturday to finish his 11th straight under-par round in the Nelson, a 3-under 67 that put him at 10-under 200 with a one-stroke lead over Scott Verplank going into the final round.
34 Duke MBA students caught cheating on exam
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
In the largest cheating scandal in the history of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, 34 MBA students face steep penalties after university officials determined they collaborated on answers of an exam.
Fitting memorial
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I enjoyed your April 22 article reporting the dedication of the Wilma Crawford Community Center and the Juanita and Reginald Strait Park.
Abatement view
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I have to take exception to the Mark Fagan article in Tuesday’s Journal-World, “Report reviews tax breaks.”
No sign of CWD in Kansas tests
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C10
Chronic wasting disease tests during Kansas deer hunting seasons were negative.
Antique collecting starts early, proves fruitful for young owner
April 29, 2007 in print edition on D5
Some kids collect things like Matchbox cars and comic books, but not Shane Rufener. At the tender age of 8, he started accumulating coins. During visits to the bank, he’d ask the teller for a couple hundred pennies and pick through them - extracting the copper coins he wanted to keep.
Underground Salt Museum ready to open
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
Vision becomes reality on Tuesday when the Kansas Underground Salt Museum opens to the public, offering visitors a 650-foot descent into a world by turns sparkling and dim.
Small steps may help head off tragic events
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B6
When I was doing clinical social work, I had the assignment of working with a class of high school students whose classmate had killed himself.
Little House’ still big deal 75 years later
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
A narrow wooden desk in a corner of an Ozarks farmhouse has been known to move visitors to tears. Some readers have such fond memories of the “Little House” novels about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s frontier childhood that they cry when they walk into her Missouri home and see the desk where she wrote many of the books.
Offering
April 29, 2007 in print edition on D3
Running, walking event to benefit literacy
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B3
A running, walking and bicycling event to benefit local literacy projects will take place Saturday.
Falcons to check out Vick
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C2
Once the draft is completed this weekend, the Atlanta Falcons intend to find out if quarterback Michael Vick knew about an alleged dog-fighting ring at a home he owns in Virginia.
Dance company announces auditions
April 29, 2007 in print edition on D5
The 940 dance company has announced auditions, planned from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 13.
New York skipper back on hot seat
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C5
Now in his 12th season as manager of the New York Yankees, Joe Torre has been on the hot seat before. That’s what happens when you work for George Steinbrenner - no matter how many World Series rings you’ve won.
On the record
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
Bush asks Congress to help reform immigration
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
President Bush urged lawmakers on Saturday to come together on the complex and emotional issue of immigration, calling it “a critical challenge” now before the nation.
Lawrence Datebook
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence ArtMarket seeking art vendors
April 29, 2007 in print edition on D2
Lawrence’s newest art fair series, the Lawrence ArtMarket, returns in 2007 as a European-style car-boot-cum-art-booth bazaar and is set to feature a melange of funky crafts and exquisite arts.
Suspects charged with stealing instruments
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B8
Two people running through a downtown parking lot during the night while carrying musical instruments raised the suspicions of a Lawrence police officer early Wednesday.
Archivists work to preserve 9/11 papers, photos, video
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
It started with a clogged dust mask that fell onto the desk of Jan Ramirez on the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001. A friend had used the paper mask to breathe while fleeing downtown Manhattan as the air was filled with grit and smoke from the World Trade Center towers.
2 macaws missing from Sedgwick County Zoo
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
Two scarlet macaws are missing from the Sedgwick County Zoo, and zoo officials think they were stolen.
Pistons complete sweep of Magic
Cavs clip Wizards to take 3-0 series edge; Spurs grab 2-1 lead over Nuggets
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C7
The Orlando Magic had the lead, the momentum and the crowd support. The Detroit Pistons used their postseason experience to overcome all of it. Chauncey Billups scored 25 points, Richard Hamilton added 19 and the Pistons avoided a fourth-quarter meltdown to beat the Magic, 97-93, Saturday and sweep the first-round series.
Speaker: Keep affiliation proviso for KU in budget
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A4
House Speaker Melvin Neufeld said Saturday a House plan to force negotiations between Kansas University Medical Center and KU Hospital needs to be part of the Legislature’s final budget.
Schools keep status quo on cost-of-living funds
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence school district will be able to continue getting cost-of-living funds under the school finance plan without having to raise local taxes under a bill approved Saturday.
Late pass puts Labonte in Busch victory lane
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C9
Bobby Labonte pushed teammate Tony Stewart to the lead, then won with a dramatic pass in the last 200 yards Saturday in the NASCAR Busch Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Military rebuked for challenging leadership
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A10
The pro-Islamic government rebuked the military on Saturday for threatening to intervene in a disputed presidential election, saying it was “unthinkable” for the institution to challenge the political leadership in a democracy.
Grave excavated that’s thought to hold war dead
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A10
Estonian officials said Saturday that they had begun exhuming a grave thought to hold the remains of Soviet soldiers killed by the Nazis, a day after the removal of a memorial on the site provoked widespread rioting by ethnic Russians.
Teller talks, bringing his magic sensibility to varied audiences
April 29, 2007 in print edition on D2
Teller, the silent half of Penn & Teller, has a habit of introducing magic and drama into unexpected places. As a youngster he dared to stage his nascent act at a party for rowdy Cub Scouts. (He was pelted with candy). As a young man he appeared at a Princeton University pub in front of rowdier students. (He was pelted with beer.)
Bus tours through Flint Hills available
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
Bus tours of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve began this weekend and will last through October.
Ban lifted on imports of U.S. long-grain rice
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A10
Cuba has lifted a ban on imports of U.S. long-grain rice that it put in place last year because of fears about genetic contamination.
Commentary: Judging character tough task for GM
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C2
Former Colts coach Jim Mora, now a commentator for NFL Network, was recalling the predraft debate about quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf. After crunching measurable attributes that suggested Leaf was at least Manning’s equal, the Colts posed the hypothetical question to each: “You’ve just been selected by the Colts as the No. 1 pick in the draft. What are you going to do?”
Court nixes suits for Chinese compensation
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A10
The Supreme Court on Friday rejected four lawsuits seeking compensation by Chinese nationals, including one by two women who claimed to have been forced into sexual servitude during World War II.
Doctor faces charges in Johnson County
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University is seeking to bar a doctor from its medical center after he allegedly threatened another doctor.
70-year-old marathoner catches alleged thief
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A12
A shoplifter would have to run pretty far to get away from this 70-year-old clerk.
FSHS tennis ties for title
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C12
The Free State High boys tennis team dominated doubles play Saturday at the Blazer Invitational, winning titles in both the No. 1 and No. 2 flights to tie for the overall team title.
Top democrats denounce war, Bush
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
Wooing influential California Democrats, presidential contender Barack Obama vowed to “turn the page on this Iraq disaster” while Hillary Rodham Clinton denounced President Bush’s conduct of the war as “one of the darkest blots on leadership we’ve ever had.”
Russell right man for Raiders
Quinn slips to Browns with No. 22 selection
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C1
JaMarcus Russell barely had to wait before taking the stage as an Oakland Raider at Saturday’s NFL draft. Brady Quinn turned out to be the forgotten quarterback, lingering long after Russell was picked, until Cleveland took him 22nd.
Royals jump on M’s early
Seattle’s Weaver doesn’t survive first inning in loss
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C5
By the time Gil Meche took the mound, any pressure surrounding his return to Seattle was gone. Jeff Weaver’s inability to get out of the first inning took it away.
Free bicycle lights available on campus
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Kansas University Public Safety Office will be giving away bicycle headlights and taillights at various locations on campus.
Ashes of Star Trek’s ‘Scotty’ cross final frontier into space
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A12
The cremated remains of actor James Doohan, who portrayed engineer “Scotty” on “Star Trek,” and of Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper soared into suborbital space Saturday aboard a rocket.
Property tax notices to be sent Monday
April 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Douglas County Appraiser’s office will mail the 2007 personal property valuation notices on Monday.
Wounded must overcome deep physical, emotional scars
April 29, 2007 in print edition on A8
Senior Kevin Sterne will see the scar on his thigh every time he pulls on his pants. Freshman Hilary Strollo will have to decide whether to bare her stomach in a swimsuit. And on the day someone slips a wedding band on her finger, junior Katelyn Carney will see the healed-up hole that a Virginia Tech gunman put in her left hand.
Youth medal sparked KU’s Smith
Former Salina Central star fell in love with tennis at young age
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C3
A medal first got Stephanie Smith interested in tennis. Smith, now a junior on the KU tennis team, was 9 years old and playing in her first novice tennis tournament 15 minutes outside of her hometown, Salina. She didn’t win the tournament, but she got a medal.
Air Force PJs bring unique skill set to life-saving business
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C10
Air National Guard Sgt. Robert Schnell’s job is to save lives in some of the world’s wildest and most dangerous terrain. He executes that job with passion.
Foreign flavor
International players impact KU roster
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C1
The six Kansas University tennis players warm up in pairs - separating themselves by their countries of origin. The two Americans practice on the first court, the two Russians together on the middle court and the two Hungarians on the far court. “It’s gotten a little cliquey,” Salina junior Stephanie Smith said.
Afenir, Czyz stymie Sooners
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C8
Sophomore catcher Buck Afenir went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and sophomore left-hander Nick Czyz allowed just one earned run in six innings of work as the Kansas University baseball team knocked off Oklahoma, 6-3, on Saturday in a Big 12 Conference battle at Dale Mitchell Park.
Allstate to honor Lawrence agency
April 29, 2007 in print edition on E1
The Kermit Cottrell Agency in Lawrence has been invited by Allstate Insurance Co. to attend Allstate’s National Conference.
Commentary: Ginn-over-Quinn decision alienates Dolphins fans
April 29, 2007 in print edition on C6
It is interesting and telling that the Miami Dolphins can’t even get the easiest day in the sport right with their fans. They selected an exciting blur with their first pick of the National Football League draft Saturday, a lightning bolt of a wide receiver from Ohio State named Ted Ginn Jr., but the selection was not met with the customary hope a team can usually expect on this day.