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REVIEW: DBR’s mix of classical and hip-hop not for everybody
Some audience members left at intermission.
February 3, 2007
Some audience members left at intermission.
Audio: Behind the scenes with ESPN
A game day podcast
February 3, 2007
Seven guys in an eight-by-eight room, four televisions on the wall, a couple of tables, a bunch of laptops and chairs lined all around. Doesn’t sound very roomy, huh? But KUSports.com editor Ryan Greene and Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan were included in the bunch, as they got some behind the scenes access with the ESPN Gameday crew Friday afternoon in one of their production trailers as they readied themselves for the first leg of a busy weekend in Allen Fieldhouse.
Legal experts predict case in Boston bomb scare will be difficult to prove
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
Some legal experts say prosecutors will have a hard time proving that two men intended to cause a scare when they planted blinking electronic devices around Boston in a publicity stunt for a cartoon show.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C4
KU leads the all-time series, 11-0, including a 5-0 mark at Allen Fieldhouse.
Brownback’s views on abortion, gay marriage please S.C. conservatives
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A4
During a stop in South Carolina on Friday, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback said he wanted to end abortion, pleasing conservatives who dominate the Republican base in this early primary voting state.
Free State sends three to Sunflower swim finals
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C5
Free State High’s Chase Torgerson, Julian Spanger and Cameron Case advanced to the finals of their individual events Friday at the Sunflower League boys swimming and diving championships in the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Keegan: Basketball sits No. 2 for Vitale
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
No matter how noble the cause, it’s never easy to ask for money. Nobody in sports does it better than Dick Vitale.
Staffers fired by Kline suffer setback in case
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B8
Eight staff members fired by Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline on the day he took office lost a round Thursday in their lawsuit against the former Kansas attorney general.
Ex-church secretary wins parole in murder case
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B4
A former church secretary who had an affair with her minister and was then implicated in the deaths of their spouses is being paroled after serving more than two decades in prison.
Where no Manning has gone before
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C8
Archie Manning stood nervously in the tunnel leading to the field in Indianapolis during the final minutes of a comeback that would put his middle son in the Super Bowl for the first time.
Dole Institute receives $2 million from event
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University received a financial boost of more than $2 million last month from a fundraiser in Washington, D.C., that honored the center’s namesake, former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole.
Moved by the spirit
KU vocalist follows famous footsteps on musical journey
February 3, 2007 in print edition on D1
Lynda Canaday hadn’t even let out her first baby bawl when world-class singer Mahalia Jackson blessed her voice.
Soloists to perform with FSHS orchestra
February 3, 2007 in print edition on D8
Six student soloists will perform with the Free State Symphony Orchestra for a concert Thursday.
As society sees it, Obama is black
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
Apparently, it comes as quite a surprise to some people that Barack Obama is black.
4-H and FCE news
February 3, 2007 in print edition on D3
Apple of their eye
Robinson enjoys fans’ Bronx cheer
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University basketball public address announcer Hank Booth always saves the best pre-game player introduction for last at Jayhawk home games.
Postman’s condition serious after wreck
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence postal worker who was struck by a truck Thursday morning remained Friday in serious but stable condition at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., a hospital spokesman said.
City figure remembered for activities
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
Businessman, politician, car buff and sportsman. Mix those characteristic ingredients and you have Ben Barteldes, his friends and family members said.
Simons: Action on KU-St. Luke’s affiliation sidesteps legislation
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
It appears KU officials, the governor and several Kansas City business and philanthropic leaders have thumbed their noses at members of the Kansas Legislature by signing or helping draft powerful letters of intent to form an alliance involving the Kansas University Hospital and Medical Center and St. Luke’s Hospital.
Job growth in nation slows in January
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
The nation’s labor market softened a bit in the new year, with the unemployment rate edging up to 4.6 percent in January as job growth slowed, the Labor Department said Friday.
Backlog disgrace
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I am appalled that our Board of Regents, Legislature and governor have let our public university buildings fall into disrepair.
Birdseed sale to help benefit audubon society
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Jayhawk Audubon Society is having its first birdseed, feeder and book sale of the bird-feeding season today.
SLT history
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: This is in response to Steve Craven’s letter to the editor of Dec. 28, in which he raised the question: “I wonder why the powers that be thought that building the South Lawrence Trafficway through a wetland and adjacent to a Native American prayer circle would be a good idea?”
Moratorium on coal-burning plants rejected
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
A proposed two-year ban on construction of coal-burning power plants appears dead.
Nation acknowledges lapses at Afghan border
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf acknowledged Friday that outgunned Pakistani frontier guards have allowed insurgents to cross into Afghanistan but denied the army or intelligence service was actively helping the Taliban.
AMC Theaters to show Academy Award ‘best film’ nominees back-to-back
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B8
AMC Theaters said Friday it will show the five movies nominated for the Best Picture Oscar back-to-back on the Saturday before the Academy Awards.
Prisoner gets 130 months for dog-crate escape
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
Convicted murderer John Manard was sentenced Friday to 130 months in prison for his escape from the Lansing Correctional Facility in a dog crate.
A Kansas City star
The Hunt family and the Kansas City Chiefs should appreciate the work of one of their most loyal associates.
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
Most of the headlines about the Kansas City Chiefs professional football team deal with the players, the salaries they demand, the coaches and the win-loss record of the team. Great anxiety is expressed when a star player is hurt or when a popular player decides to retire or play for another team.
Former KU officer sues over firing
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B4
A former Kansas University police officer claims he was fired unjustly for accessing his girlfriend’s campus e-mail account, and that the department discriminated against him because he’s a white male.
Commodities
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
Bush seeking quarter-trillion dollars for war, cuts at home
Budget requests face scrutiny by Democrats
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A1
Keeping troops in Iraq for another year and a half will cost nearly a quarter-trillion dollars - about $800 for every man, woman and child in the U.S. - under the budget President Bush will submit to Congress Monday.
People in the news
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Farrah Fawcett turns 60, learns she’s cancer-free ¢ J.K. Rowling marks end of writing last ‘Potter’ book ¢ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Dempsey a father to twins ¢ Woman, two others sue TV bounty hunter ¢ MTV’s ‘Don Vito’ Margera charged with groping 3 girls
Alternatives to football
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
With the Super Bowl dominating the dial for CBS, all of the other networks scramble to pick up the ratings crumbs. For one weekend, they collectively become the ABF Network: Anything But Football. Let the counterprogramming begin.
Favre will return in ‘07
Quarterback says he likes Packers’ progress
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C2
With subzero temperatures descending and a hated division rival playing in the Super Bowl, Green Bay Packers fans received an unexpected jolt of good news Friday.
Driver severely injured during turnpike wreck
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
A Baldwin City man suffered severe head, facial and leg injuries after his vehicle swerved and struck a bridge pillar Friday morning on the Kansas Turnpike more than 10 miles east of Lawrence.
Blair won’t step down over honors scandal
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
Britain will have to “put up with me for a bit longer,” Prime Minister Tony Blair said Friday, a day after police revealed that they questioned him a second time in an investigation into whether political honors such as knighthoods were traded for cash.
Court upholds murder conviction
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the conviction of Floyd Scott Bledsoe, who had been sentenced to life in prison for the 1999 slaying of his 14-year-old sister-in-law near Oskaloosa.
Global warming unstoppable; experts hopeful for action
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
Global warming is so severe that it will “continue for centuries,” leading to a far different planet in 100 years, warned a grim landmark report from the world’s leading climate scientists and government officials. Yet, many of the experts are hopeful that nations will now take action to avoid the worst scenarios.
McIntosh on offensive for KU women
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C3
Never much of a scorer in the past, Taylor McIntosh has developed a new offensive mind-set.
Hamas, Fatah fights kill 17
Sides make another bid at cease-fire
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
Fatah and Hamas gunmen attacked two universities and a radio station Friday in the deadliest single day of their violent power struggle. With the death toll climbing to 17 - including four children - the two sides declared another truce.
Don’t trip over bad treadmill purchase
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
We recently rated folding and nonfolding treadmills that provided workouts to challenge the avid runner or accommodate the casual walker. The 18 models cost $1,000 to $3,500, a large enough outlay to make an in-store tryout essential. Some featured TVs and fans.
Odds are there’s a wager for everyone
Super Bowl offers up unique betting lines
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
Indianapolis Colts reserve defensive tackle Dan Klecko laughed as he calculated the odds he’ll score the first touchdown in the Super Bowl. “Slim to none,” Klecko said. Wrong. They’re 50 to 1.
HINU can’t hold lead
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C3
Haskell Indian Nations University couldn’t hold an eight-point second-half lead in a 53-51 women’s basketball loss to College of St. Mary on Friday night.
Real World’ stars DJ at Eldridge
February 3, 2007 in print edition on D8
Want to know what those “kids” on MTV’s “The Real World” like to dance to when they’re not on camera?
Bears keep routine throughout practices
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C8
Chicago Coach Lovie Smith kept his promise of maintaining a routine Friday as the Bears held their final practice at the University of Miami in preparation for Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Indianapolis Colts.
LHS wrestler Goodwin advances to invite finals
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Lawrence High wrestling team was ninth after the first day of the 21-team Rose Hill Invitational wrestling tournament with a team score of 63 points.
Eagles come up short in Olathe
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C5
Veritas Christian’s Micah Barclay scored 17 points, and teammate Michael Kay added 16, but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles dropped a 68-54 decision to Olathe Christian in Friday night’s boys basketball contest.
Two Colts starters added to injury report
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C8
The Indianapolis Colts added defensive end Robert Mathis and cornerback Jason David, both starters, to the injury report Friday after their last full practice before the Super Bowl.
Judge gives residents green light to sue feds
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
Residents whose homes were flooded during Hurricane Katrina can sue the Army Corps of Engineers over claims the agency ignored warnings about defects in a nearby navigation channel, a federal judge ruled Friday.
Pipe bombs delivered in K.C., Chicago
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B8
Authorities on Friday were investigating whether there was a link between two similar explosive devices mailed this week with notes to office buildings in Chicago and Kansas City, Mo.
No special labels for cloned meat
Warnings aren’t planned for products, FDA says
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
Cloneburgers won’t come with warnings. When the government approves food from cloned animals, expected in the next year, the Food and Drug Administration doesn’t plan special labels. Government scientists have found no difference between clones and conventional cows, pigs or goats.
Violence over alleged vote fraud kills 100
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
Days of clashes between security forces and demonstrators claiming electoral fraud have left nearly 100 people dead in several southwestern Congo towns, humanitarian and rights groups said Friday.
Hero German shepherd may have new career
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
A south Georgia woman bloodied in a car wreck says she owes her life to a German shepherd who - thankfully - just wouldn’t stay in his yard.
Ex-governor divorcing after saying he’s gay
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
Former Gov. James McGreevey who announced he was gay in 2004 filed for divorce on Friday from his wife of seven years.
Conviction tossed in ‘74 killing
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B4
In the summer of 1974, 13-year-old Liz Wilson disappeared after cutting through the grounds of a Prairie Village high school while returning home from a swimming pool. Six months later her skull and several bones were found at a construction site several miles away.
Crews search for survivors, bodies after severe storms
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
Disaster crews with dogs went from one pile of debris to another in a search for bodies Friday after powerful storms, including at least one tornado, smashed hundreds of homes across central Florida and killed 19 people or more.
2 officers suspended in miscarriage case
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B4
Two Kansas City police officers were suspended with pay Thursday as an investigation continued into their actions last year when they stopped a pregnant woman who later miscarried.
Nuggets’ Anthony, Smith involved in accident
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C6
Denver Nuggets players Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith were involved in a fender bender on their way to the team shootaround Friday morning, coach George Karl said. Neither player was injured.
Celebrity models go red for charity
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A2
New York Fashion Week opened Friday amid an international debate about too-thin models, yet the first major runway show of the event featured women of all shapes, sizes, ages and colors. And the crowd loved it.
PETA workers cleared of animal cruelty
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
A jury cleared two animal rights workers of animal cruelty charges Friday for euthanizing cats and dogs they took from shelters, but both were convicted of littering for dumping the carcasses in a trash bin.
Magic’s Hill sidelined by sprained knee
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C6
Magic forward Grant Hill is expected to miss at least two weeks because of a sprained knee.
State doesn’t have to pay legal fees in school finance case, judge rules
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B4
The state has no obligation to pay the legal expenses of the Kansas school districts whose lawsuit forced a dramatic increase in state funding for education, a federal judge has ruled.
Wizards’ Jamison to miss 3-6 weeks
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C6
Wizards forward Antawn Jamison will be sidelined three-to-six weeks because of a sprained left knee.
Oil barge burns for hours down river
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A5
Crews extinguished a burning barge Friday, hours after it struck a railroad bridge, erupted into flames and drifted for miles down the Mississippi River, apparently spilling oil.
CornerBank executive promoted to president
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
Jana Dobbs has been promoted to community bank president for CornerBank, Lawrence.
Should Christians use aspects of other religions in their lives?
February 3, 2007 in print edition on D1
¢ Casting net too wide dilutes core message ¢ Christianity borrows from other traditions
Gov. Perry orders HPV vaccine for girls
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
Bypassing the Legislature altogether, Republican Gov. Rick Perry issued an order Friday making Texas the first state to require that schoolgirls get vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.
Scouting news
February 3, 2007 in print edition on D3
FSHS trivia competition to air on public TV
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
If you’re a fan of academic trivia contests, mark your calendar for Thursday - Lawrence and Topeka students will square off on public TV.
4 teens get probation in Halloween night beating
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
Four of nine black teenagers convicted in the racially charged beating of three white women on Halloween were sentenced to probation Friday.
Art-full athletes
Tattoos are much on display during college and professional basketball games.
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
Like it or not, tattoos seem to be popular among a certain segment of society. It’s likely far more individuals have tattoos than the casual observer might suspect because clothing often covers the majority of skin art.
News judgment
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: “Tens of thousands” of war protesters - front page.
Club news
February 3, 2007 in print edition on D3
California inmates may be forced to transfer out of state
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
As many as 5,000 California convicts will be transferred out of state to ease an overcrowding crisis in the nation’s largest prison system, a top corrections official said Friday.
Center created to help identify research grants
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University announced Friday that it had created a Center for Sustainability.
On the record
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B2
Students apologize for gang-themed party
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A3
More than a dozen Clemson University students apologized at an emotional campus meeting for a gang-themed party many criticized as racist after photos emerged showing a white person wearing blackface, school officials said.
Ex-Coca-Cola secretary guilty in trade scheme
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
A federal jury convicted a former Coca-Cola secretary Friday of conspiring to steal trade secrets from the world’s largest beverage maker in an effort to sell them to rival Pepsi.
U.S. Army helicopter shot down
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A7
A U.S. Army helicopter crashed Friday in a hail of gunfire north of Baghdad, police and witnesses said - the fourth lost in Iraq in the last two weeks. The U.S. command said two crew members were killed, and the top U.S. general conceded that insurgent ground fire has become more effective.
Recall on dishwashers hits glitch
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
The national recall of 2.3 million Maytag dishwashers - which could short-circuit and catch fire - hit a glitch Friday.
Geneticist gets 14 years for molesting girl
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A8
A world-renowned geneticist was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for molesting an employee’s daughter who took martial arts classes at his home.
It strums in the family
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Free State Music Festival continues through today at the Lawrence Holidome with an afternoon session starting at 1:30 p.m. and an evening session starting at 6:45 p.m.
Cardinals cap comeback
Late bucket allows Eudora to squeak past Baldwin
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C3
It was only appropriate the Eudora High dance squad performed to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at halftime of Friday night’s boys basketball game between the Cardinals and rival Baldwin.
Alternatives proposed to Sebelius repair plan
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B2
Alternatives to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ plan to use Kansas Turnpike tolls to pay for repairs at state universities already are floating among legislators, including a proposal to require college towns to impose special property tax levies.
Lawrence Datebook
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B2
Hopefuls preach to Democratic faithful
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A4
Barack Obama brought down the house, John Edwards brought out the sorrow and Hillary Rodham Clinton brought in some hecklers on Friday at the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting.
Lions devour Olathe East
Good grub, long-range proficiency pay off for Lions
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C5
Less than an hour before his team took the court, Lawrence High senior Chance Riley sat in the stands, chowing down on a triple-patty cheeseburger.
Ballard’s rim-shaker wakes up Firebirds
Dunk turns tide in Free State’s favor
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C1
Nothing seemed to be going right for the Free State High boys basketball team Friday night. That is, until Christian Ballard picked off a pass at halfcourt.
Iraq spiraling downward, U.S. intelligence report says
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A7
The U.S. acknowledged Friday that Iraq is spiraling downward, with sectarian animosity growing and new Iraqi troops being added too slowly in a precarious mix that could draw the country’s neighbors into the violence if American troops leave.
Commissioner to players: Shape up
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C2
Saying “one incident is too many,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wants players to stay out of trouble and will meet with them to figure out how to do that.
Faith briefs
February 3, 2007 in print edition on D8
Strong voices give credence to impassioned acting in ‘Tales of Hoffmann’
February 3, 2007 in print edition on D8
KU Opera’s production of Jacques Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann” is a don’t-miss event for anyone who likes good voices and good acting. Even those who don’t think of themselves as opera buffs might find this the best chance to re-think the position.
Society calendar
February 3, 2007 in print edition on D5
Around and about
February 3, 2007 in print edition on D3
N. Korea sees potential in rabbit breeder’s giants
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
Few people raise bigger rabbits than Karl Szmolinsky, who has been producing long-eared whoppers since 1964. His favorite breed, German gray giants, are the size of a full-grown beagle and so fat they can barely hop.
Commander says farewell to Kansas
Petraeus thanks those around him before taking command of U.S. forces
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
Just days before he becomes commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, Lt. Gen. David Petraeus bid farewell Friday to Fort Leavenworth, where he has spent the past 16 months.
Diplomats: Iran begins uranium enrichment plant
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
Hundreds of workers in Iran have set up piping, control panels and electric cables for Tehran’s underground uranium enrichment plant, diplomats said Friday - the final step before installing equipment that countries fear could be used to make nuclear arms.
Pump patrol
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Horoscopes
February 3, 2007 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, Feb. 3
Paper shredders can pose hazard to pets
February 3, 2007 in print edition on D5
It’s never what you worry about. Ellen Lutz learned that firsthand in December, when her 7-month-old golden retriever, Striker, ambled into her home office and licked her paper shredder.
Dear abbey
Atchison monks sing to save their holy home
February 3, 2007 in print edition on D1
For years, people have urged Barnabas Senecal to record a CD using the same tenor voice with which he offers prayers four times a day.
Pryor’s big quarter carries SFT girls
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C3
Brooke Pryor scored a game-high 21 points as the Santa Fe Trail High girls basketball team broke open a tight contest with a big second half Friday night in a 55-34 victory against Perry-Lecompton.
Obama more like Clinton than Clinton
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
There’s a Clinton in the presidential race. The surprise: It may not be Hillary.
Guantanamo detainees face new charges
February 3, 2007 in print edition on A6
The U.S. military prepared new charges Friday against three of the best-known detainees at Guantanamo Bay - a key step toward resuming the military tribunals for terrorism suspects that were halted by the U.S. Supreme Court last year.
A vision of the city’s future
Residents see downtown grocery store, shopping center ideas at workshop
February 3, 2007 in print edition on B1
The ideas are flowing now. Visitors who attended the second day of a weeklong planning workshop hosted by the city were greeted with ideas that included a downtown grocery store, a new neighborhood for the 19th and Haskell shopping center, and a large area south of the Wakarusa River that mixes neighborhood shops with nearby large rural spaces.
Aggie ‘D’ key to proficiency
A&M best defensive team KU has faced, Self says
February 3, 2007 in print edition on C4
Nobody has accused Texas A&M of playing boring basketball this season. But while the Aggies’ offense has been productive in averaging 75.8 points a game, it’s the defense, which has allowed 54.3 points a game, that has bruised the bodies and egos of the opposition.